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The Rebellion of Jackie
Z?y 5u5ic Bouchelle Wight
(Copyright, by Joseph B. Bonlcs.)
"What a perfectly cxqulslto child!"
exclnimcd a pisser-by to her com
panion, after a glance at little Jack.
Jack's mother fldgetteJ with compla
cency, and looked admiringly at the
vision at her feet a vision of golden
curls, rich, creamy complexion, and
tho most tempting brlar-roso cheeks
a. small boy, clad from top to toe In
spotless white. He was a pretty boy.
She knerr there was no denying that
fifct, and so sho did not tarry to ask
herself the meaning of that lnscruta
bio look that was dawning In the great
brown eyes. A look new nnd strange.
It would have seemed to her, for she
swas all a-flutter with maternal vanity.
.Mrs. Perham sighed.
"How fortunate you are Mattlc," sho
eald. "Jack Is Buch a perfect gentle
man, and takes all the lovely dressing
you can think up for him, but my
James " Sho sighed again, and
Jack's mother laughed, for the mere
jnontlon of James, tho unspeakable,
usually provoked smiles In Oldtop.
"You needn't laugh, Mattlc. I as
sure you it is anything but funny to
'bo the mother of a freckled llttlo
tough, that will not stuy clean two
.minutes nfter ho Is dressed."
Jack's mother laughed again.
"Oh, James is all right, 'only It Is a
-pity that he looked like tho Porhams
-instead qf like our family that Is all!
II do believe, though, Jennie dear, that
'If you would pursue a different course
with him, you could mold him as
much to your liking as Jack Is to
mine. Now, no matter If he does re-
bol at blouses and frills and other
- things that he ought to wenr as a mat
ter of course, you ought to mako him
-understand that your will is to bo his
"law about his dress for a good many
- years to come yet"
"How can I? I told him only last
week that If he would wear a sweet
; llttlo brown linen sailor suit to the
Fourth of July celebration I would
give him a dollar now what do you
supposo Jim said to that? Why, ho
:slraply looked up from his paper and
Bald, 'Take her up on it, son, and got
your dollar, and then father will glvo
you another to go out ami roll in a
umud-puddlo with that suit on."
"Jcnnio Perham! You don't mean
to say that Jim Perham set your au
thority at naught In that way?"
"Oh, ho didn't mean to set It at
naught but ho Is always saying that
2io cannot bear to see country people
trying to put on city airs " Mrs,
'Perham stopped suddenly and bit her
lllp at a recollection of tho connection
-in which he had said this, but Jack's
mother did not seem to feel hit, so
alio continued: "Ho is given to abet
ting James In all of his shines, any
way, and I simply haven't tho back
bono to undertake tho quelling of tho
rtwo of them."
"There's where you and I differ!"
j-said her sister. "Now listen to mo.
Go right on nnd make that linen suit
for the Fourth, and when tho tlmo
comes lot him chooso between wear
ing It and staying at homo all day.
and you will see that ho will come to
terms; then, when no has worn it
thero will bo no more trouble. Don't
- say a word to Jim about It, and above
all, do not try to hlro James jist
bo firm and posltlvo and you will seo
t that you will carry your point readily.
' He really would be a strikingly hand
come boy If ho were well dressed, and
1 whether you will believe mo or not,
his freckles and his snaggled teeth
, look a great deal worse to you than
they do to anyone else."
- Thoyjeft the room and Jackie, aged
seven, "looked out of tho window
across tho street at his cousin James
turning a handspring In tho dust of
& vacant lot, and then down at his
own Immaculateness, with envy and
rebellion in his soul.
Tho Fourth came, it was In tho
south, whero the sound of fireworks
did not smite the morning air. Early
in tho morning the people bogan to
gather from all tho country 'round,
for Oldtop was to do itself proud this
day, and was keoplng open house.
Jack's mother, flushed and charm
ing in whlto and lavendar tho first
appearing In anything else than wid
ow's weeds for a long time came
down tho street, leading her lovely
child by tho hand. Ho was all In
white, oxcept for a tiny bow of bluo
ribbon, which peeped out from under
the broad-roiling brim of a handsome
whlto sailor tho bow of which tied
back tho long front locks, which woro
saving for subsequent use. His
.little shoos were white, too, so he had
to walk circumspectly, to avoid mud
nnd dusty spots.
They paused a moment at tho gate
for Mrs, Porham, who came down the
walk, drawing on her long white silk
"Why, Jennie, whoro is James?"
.asked Jack's mother,
"James is In bed," replied Mrs. Per
ham, firmly. "I have locked up all
his other clothes, and laid out the lin
en suit and the tan shoes, and ho can
either wear them or spend tho day in
"That's right be firm and positive,
and you will carry your point, as I
ijiav sJ'srfcys told you but what about
"Oh, Jim! I'll tell you later about
him. He had to sally out Immediate
ly after breakfau you know he Is
chairman of the committeo on tables,
o be doesn't know a thine about the
wjapleasantness," she concluded as tho
sound of a muffled kick and howl
carao from James' room.
Jack's mother stood a moment in
thought, then said: "Jackie, dear,
suppose you go back and talk to your
little cousin, and then you can help
him dress, too, and como on to tho
pavilion with him. If you persuado
Jamos to got up and como right on,
mother will buy you a beautiful now
Jack faced obediently about, and
when his . back was well turned, ho
made a wry face which would have
curdled tho blood of a Goop, for ho1
had overheard "his Aunt Jennie say,
"Now, Isn't Jackie tho sweetest,
thing! I don't see how it will bo pos-i
stblo for James to persist in his,
naughtiness after ho sees him."
Jack felt very doubtful about his
mission, for ho knew that James did!
not approvo of himself or his mother,
wub iau uuuouuii; Olliurb lUIIUUUi WIU
which ho had been decked out raadoi
nil xiiuij ivvmusa, uiiu nu iuui-u luii
something to break the monotony of;
his perfect propriety, nnd oven felt-
equal to tho fisticuff which ho half
expected. If James should get tho
best of him, as ho was altogether like-,
Iy to do, still thero would be tho satis
faction of wearing tumbled clothes in
consequence, and oh, sweet hope, per-.
haps In the mcleo tho bluo ribbon
would bo loosened and fall from his'
James lay sprawled out in tho mid
dle of tho bed, with his feet propped
up on the pillows, a neat array of holl-i
day garments lying on a chlar by tho
"They sent me back," said Jack, "to
help you put on your llttlo clothes."
"Shoo!" cried James. "I guess pa
pa'll seo mo through this thing!"
With a bounce ho landed on tho floor,
and snatched from tho wall a long
discarded Astrakhan cap.
"Como on, llttlo gal-boy!" ho calfed.
"I'll take caro of you, and we'll go
right on to tho pavilion and hear tho
"Oh, Jamie, you wouldn't ever?"
panted Jack, as ho raced along at
James' heels, and watched tho pink
"Oh, you como on, llttlo frlll
brecches!" was all tho answer ho re
ceived, nnd then Jnck made a grab for
James, just as the gato clanged'behlnd
them. Ho planted one small 'list
plump In tho back of his cousin's, neck
nnd then they both stopped and squar
ed off. James gave Jack another of
those puzzled looks, and then dropped
his fists. "I couldn't bear to hurt a
llttlo thing llko you!" ho said, and
then ho had to dodgo Jack's fist
again. "Say Jack!" he said, as a sud
den thought struck him, "I daro you
O - "- TV
"Oh, You Come On, Little Frill
Breechesl" I doublo-daro you to stomp In your
In n twinkling tho lovely white sail
or hat was trampled In tho dust, and
a blue ribbon lay beside It
"Jlmlny! Dut won't Aunt Mat skin
you for that? Daro you to roll over
in' tho road!"
Tho words were scarcely out of his
mouth before a little whlto flguro was
kicking and tumbling In tho middle of
tho street and Jack was think lng as.
actively as his legs woro working. Ho, J
was relieving the pent-up feelings of .
an iuu weuKH mui uau gone uy since
his first realization of the fact that
ho was not as other boys of his ago.
Ho had thirsted for a fight, but this
was even better, and ho gave a final
roll as ho saw a team drivo past.
"You're a sight!" Jamos romarked,
coolly, when Jack straightened up.
"Want to daro mo some more?"
' "No, thank you not any more for
to-day but what Aunt Mat will do to
you when she sees you will bo a
Ho That handsome girl over there
made a fool of mo two years ago.
She 1 felt sure that something hap-,
poned in your past lite that you bad
never got over.
The Judge And did this man do.
yoc bodily harm?
The Victim Naw, yer anner. He
smashed mo fa-ace. Cleveland
SAVED FROM DREAD FATE.
Kind Woman's Assistance Meant
Much to This Tramp.
A certain lady, noted for her kind
heart and open hand, was approached
not long ago by a man who, with
tragic air, began:
"A man, madum, Is often forced by
tho whlj of hunger to many things
from which his very soul shrinks
and so It Is with mo at this time. Un
less, madam, In the name of pity, you
glvo me assistance, I will be com
pelled to do something which I never
before have done, which I would
greatly disllko to do."
Much impressed, tho lady made
haste to place in his hand a flVe dol
lar bill. As the man pocketed It
with profuse thanks, she Inquired"
"And what Is tho dreadful thing
1 have kept you from doing, my poor
"Work," was the brief and mourn
ful reply. Harper's Weekly.
WESTERN MEN IN NEW YORK.
Brains of Mountain and Prairie in D:
mand In the Financial Center.
Ever since the early days, when D.
O. Mills, J. B. Haggln and James R.
Keene "emigrated" from California to
New York, the metropolis has been
drawing largoly on the west and south
for its supply of "men who do things "
'Iheodoro P. Shontj. both a southerner
nnd westerner, who has undertaken to
solve New York's great transit prob
lem, is the latest Importation in re
sponse to the call of the east
The rromptness with which Thos. F.
Rynn, of Virginia, turned the Equit
able Life Assuranco Society over to
its policyholders, who now elect a ma
jority of Its Board of Directors, and
divested himself of the control of the
stock which he bought from Jas. II.
Hyde, and the success of the new
management of the Society under tho
direction of Presltlent Paul Morton,
have created a demand for the strong
men of the south and west that Is
greater than ever before. Uiider the
Morton management the Equitable ha3
made a better showing than any other
insurance company in the way of Im
proved methods, economies and In
creased returns to policyholders.
E. H. Gary, head of the greatest cor
poration In the world the U. S. Steel
Co. John W. Gat.es, Henry C Frick.
Norman B. Ream, Wm H. Moore and
Daniel G. Reld are other westerners
who aro among the biggest men in
SOMEWHAT OF A REFLECTION.
Naive Comment of Debutante That
A charming hostess of one of tho
"big houses," as they are called by
those who are welcomed Into them,
has thei added beauty of premature
white hair. That which seems to her
contemporaries an added charm may
appear to tho crudely young a mark
of decline, at least so It appears in
one instance of which the hostess her
self tells with enjoyment
Tho lady Is a connoisseur of an
tiques. At one of her teas a debutante
rich with the glow of youth, but sadly
constrained with her sense of novelty,
was handed a cup of tea; the cup
was beautifully bluo and wonderfully
old. Tho hostess desiring to light
en the strain on her youthful guest
by a pleasant diverting remark, said:
"That little cup Is a hundred and fif
ty years old!"
"Oh." came the debutante's high
strained to"3s: "How careful you
must be to have kept It so long!"
Breathless, they stood at last upon
the towering Adirondack peak.
"There," she said angrily, "we have
climbed all this distance to admire
the beauties of nature, and we left
tho glass at home."
Tranquilly smiling, he shifted tho
lunch basket to tiie other arm.
"Never mind, dear," he said. "It
won't hurt us, just this once, to drink
out of the bottlo."
A SMALL SECRET.
Couldn't Understand the Taste ' of
Two men were discussing tho var
ious food products now being supplied
In such varioty and abundance.
One. a grocor, said, "I frequently try
a packago or so of any certain articlo
beforo offorlng It to my trade, and In
that way sometimes form a different
idea than my customers have.
"For instance, I thought I would try
somo Postum Food Cofteo, to see what
reason thero was for such a call for it
At breakfast 1 didn't like It and supper
proved the same, so I naturally con
cluded that my tasto was different
from that of the customers who bought
it right along.
"A day or two after, I waited on a
lady who was buying a 25c packago
and, told her I couldn't understand how
one could fancy tho tasto of Postum.
" 'I know just what Is the matter,'
she said, 'you put tho coffee boiler on
the stove for just fifteen minutes, and
ten minutes of that time it simmered,
and perhaps five minutes it boiled;
now if you will have it left to boll full
fifteen minutes after it commences to
boll, you will find a delicious Java-Ilka
beverage, rich In food valuo of gluten
and phosphates, so choice that you
will never abandon it. particularly
when you see tho great gain In health.
Well, I took another trial and suro
euough I Joined the Postum army for
good, and llfo seems worth living since
I have gotten rid of my old tlmo stom
ach and kidney troubles."
Postum is no sort of medicine, but
pure liquid food, and this, together
with a relief from coffee worked the
change. "There's a Reason."
Read "The Road to WeHvllle." la
! DODDER IN CLOVER A PEST
The Farmer Should Look
j Seed By Prof. D.
Thero is practically no other im
purity found in any of our cultivated
clovers that occasions the same fear
as that which .accompanies the pres
enco of the much-dreaded pest, dod
der. Clover dodder is a leafless para
sitic plant deriving all the nourish
ment necessary for it3 growth from
tho clover stem round which It clings
and turns. The seeds of dodder germ
inate in the soli In tho ordinary way,
giving rlso to a slender, leafless,
thread-like shoot which rotates round
and round. Should the shoot fall to
reach or touch a clover plant, It (the
dodder) quickly withers and dies;
should It succeed in gaining a hold of
a clover plant, tho twining round the
stem Immediately begins, and at the
points of close attachment roots or
puckers penetrate the epidermis and
push their way Into the conducting
tissues of the plant as may be seen
in the magnified section of the clover
stem encircled by dodder. Thn free
end of the dodder Increases In 1 'ngth,
embraces other branches and extends
to adjoining clover plants, and thus
the work of stangulallon, sure and
deadly, rapidly goes on. In examin
ing samples of clover seed for dodder
even an experienced observer may be
deceived. Tho seed3 are grey or
light brown in color, with a slightly
pitted surface, much smaller in size
than the clover. In many Instances
particles of dried soil, rounded by it
trltion and the movement of the seed
in handling, so closely resemble tho
seeds of dodder that at a first
glance ono is filled with dismay,
and it is only on pressing the
suspected dodder seed with a knife
blade or spatula, when it crumbles
Into dust, that the examiner is
reassured as to the purity of the
sample. The farmer may bo perfectly
satisfied with tho appearance of the
clover seed he Intends purchasing, al
so with tho guarantee of freedom from
weeds, but there is still ono thing -of
vital importance. Are the seeds alive?
Btfk ' Hvflfa9 bs v k' xHp fe. flfcMiP fli
'v w -- nh WrSP ifii LS3t 2&5iS' --
Cuscuta Trlfolll (Dodder).
Will the response to tho germinating
test be quick and healthy? What is
the percentage of germinating seeds
in the sample?
In testing the germinating capacity
of seeds in a modern seed laboratory
there are many different elaborate and
expensive contrivances in use where
by the supply of moisture,- air and
heat aro under perfect control. In
one, the media employed may be por
ous tiles, and the anxious enquirer
after truth may be told that "this is
the best method;" others have the
same to say of using sterilized sand
in pans, moistened felt, blotting-paper,
flannel, etc. These many and
Section of Clover Stem Encircled by
varied ways lead one to conclude that
the medium employed is of secondary
Importance, successful results depend
ing mainly upon the watchful care of
tho operator and his ability to exer
cise complete control over the physi
cal conditions necessary for germina
tion. This test the farmer can readily
carry out himself by counting out two
separate hundred seeds from parcels
submitted for his inspection and sow
ing in small pots placed In an ordinary
greenhouse, or the result may be more
quickly arrived at by sowing the seeds
on moistened blotting-paper or flannel
(between two saucers and keeping
ifeam new th heat of a kitchen-
TO BE VRLAVLV
Out For It When Purchasing
Flnlayson, F. L. S.
range, In separate batches of 100. This
simple method ought to bo employed
by every farmer purchasing clover
seeds, sufficiently early so that he may
know tho result beforo sowing, the In
formation thus gained- preventing
loss and disappointment ltter on. A
good sample of clover seed, when
sown as described, will begin to
Red Clover Strangled by Dodder.
sprout on the second day, and by the
evening of the third day one half to
three-fourths, or even more, will have
commenced to gormlnate.
Tho real value of any sample of
seed cannot be gauged on Its face
value, or appearance only; but If tho
germinating capacity and tho purity
are also known the real value or cul
tural worth can bo easily arrived at.
This is done by the multiplication of
pure seeds by pure seeds capable of
germination, thus: If a sample is 95
per cent, pure and germinates SO per
cent, the cultural worth to tho farm
er would bo 95x80-100 76 per cent
real value. A sample of such germi
nating power and purity is not at all
uncommon. What is the true inter
pretation from tho farmers point of
view? It means that every 100 pounds
of such seed contains 24 pounds of
rubbish. Though tho purchasor has
the privilege of paying for the rub
bish the same price as he does for
good seed, he may, on the other hand,
have something to be thankful for If
tho impurities present aro mechanical,
such as soil, sand, chaff, broken bits,
etc., rather than the seeds of living
and dangerous weeds.
Made Money In Sheep. A sheepman
of North Dakota is reported as follows
in his experience with Bheep, and if it
can be done there it can bo accom
plished here also with like good man
agement: Three years ago he put
13,000 into 1,229 sheep. For two
years tho wool paid little moro than
the running expenses of the under
taking, says tho Dakota Farmer, but
the flock increased rapidly, and this
alone proved a good profit Last year
tho wool brought $1,000 more than tho
expenses, and to this he added $5,000
for mutton sold. The total value of
the sheep at tho present time, plus
the profit on wool and mutton,
amounts to ?12,400, or a net profit of
$9,100 on a $3,000 Investment for three
years. Judging from the talk we hear,
among the farmers of tho Dakotas,
there Is going to bo a 'whole lot' more
of this kind of thing done during the
coming years, and not far distant ones,
The Bad Dlsposltloned Sow. Tht
bud dlspositloned sow is not the one
that should be bred from. This dis
position sometimes is an obstacle In
the way of the thriftiness of the pigs.
Not infrequently it results in the sow
killing some, of her pigs.
Drones. Drones have no stings.
Their buzzing sometimes frighteat
stranger, but tbr re nsnalim.
THE STORY OF A WISCONSIN
MAN IN. WESTERN CANADA.
Three Years Ago Worth Only $2,000;
To-Day is Worth 13,000.
The following Is a cor of a letter,
of which tho Agents of the Canadian
Government throughout the United
States receive similar ones many
times during ths year;
Cayley, Alta., Dec 7, 1900.
Agent Canadian Government,
Watertown, S. D.
Your letter dated Nov. 27th at hand
and was very glad to hear from you.
I seo that you are still at work per
suading people to movo Into the Cana
dian Northwest I must tell you that
I owe you many thanks for persuading
mo to come out hero, am only sorry
tlra't I wasn't persuaded sooner, and
thqre Is still plenty of good chances
for many more right at the present
time. 1 hope that you will be able to
Induce more to malto a start out to
this part of the country.
Now I must tell you what I have
accomplished since I came' out here
and it won't be three years till the 1st
of July. I shall shortly receive my
patent for my homestead, the home
stead cost me $10.00 In all, to-day It 13
worth $30.00 per acre, but It is not for
sale. Then a year ago last May I
bought 320 acresat $7.00 per acre and
sold this fall for $20.00 per acre and
cleared a profit of $4,160.00. How is
that for the Northwest? I now have
32.0 acres of land and all paid for, 15
head of horses, 30 head of cattle, 22
pigs, 2 sheep and about 150 chickens
and other poultry, and all new ma
chinery and everything is paid for.
We also bought 8 lots In Calgary and
7 in High River. Wo gave $470 for
the 15 lots and they aro paid for. At
present I consider myself worth $13,
000.00, and when I left Wisconsin less
than three years ago I had about
$2,000.00. This year I threshed a little
over 4,000 bushels of grain, havo
about one thousand bushels of fine
potatoes and about five hundred bush
els of turnips. Mrs. Belslegel sold
about $200 worth of garden truck and
poultry this fall. Now there are lots
of others In this community who dl'J
as well as I did in the same length of
The family and myself are all well
at this writing and hope this letter
will find you the same.
Yours very truly,
(Slgnc'd) PHILIP BEISIEGEL,
Cayley, Alta., Canada.
MAN AND HIS WAYS.
Fertile Brain Has Evolved a New
Style of Cradle.
A new cradle has Keen Invented
and by a man. Which latter state
ment is a dedundancy for no up-to-dato
woman would really ever think
of inventing anything so pernicious to
her infant's welfare. Has she not be
come enlightened to the dreadful ills
of that time-honored institution of
our ancestors? Dare she imperil tho
Intellect that Is to sway the twen
tieth century by untimely "Juggling"
In Its embryo stago? Poor modern
babe! When colic's gripes assail, It
may not know the luxury of a steady
tramp swung across father's shoul
der strange to say, men do nol jeer
at this dictum of the new mother
hoodmuch less will it experience tho
bliss of being lulled to rest in a
wooden-slatted cradle or fluffy bassi
net, swayed by tho foot of a won
drous being who swings and croons,
swings and croons, till baby woes aro
merged in blessed sleep. Its maker
claims that sideways rocking Is, in
deed, injurious to babyklns, but to his
eyes, not his brain. Therefore has ho
constructed a cradle that swings
lengthwise, and is shaped like a boat!
SCALY ERUPTION ON BODY.
Doctors and Remedies Fruitless Suf
fered 10 Years Completely
Cured by Cuticura.
"Small sores appeared on each of
my lower limbs and shortly afterwards
they became so sore that I could
scarcely walk. The sores began to
heal, but small scaly eruptions ap
peared. Tho Itching was so severe
that I would scratch tho Bores until tha
blood began to flow. After I suffered
thus about ten years I made a renewed
Effort to effect a cure. Tho eruptions
by this time had appeared on every
part of my body except my face and
hands. Tho best doctor in my native
county and many remedies gavo no
relief. All this was fruitless. Finally
ray hair began to fall out and I was
rapidly becoming bald. A few months
after, having used almost everything
else, I thought I would try Cuticura
Ointment and Cuticura Soap. After;
using three bores I was completely
cured, and ray hair was restored, after
fourteen years of suffering and an ex
pendlture of at least $50 or $60 In vain
ly endeavoring to find a cure. B.
Hiram Mattingly. Vermillion, S. Dale.
Aug. IS. 1906."
A Square Deal.
A certain peasant supplied a bakef
with three pounds of butter dally, and
after some time the baker noUced
that the butter never weighed three
pounds. At last he summoned him.
Havo you no scales at homo?" the
judge asked. "Yes," said, the peasant
Have you weights?" "Yes, but I
"fjr,..gU buUer WIth thom."
Why?" "Because, since the baker
buys my butter, I buy his bread, and
as I always buy three pounds at a
time. I weigh the butter with the
bread." He was acquitted. Slarcz.
There is something bad in the best
of us, and something good In the
worst of us. but COOd or haA t..
1 worst and best of us is not all of us.