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TIWEL DIINWINNSBORO. S.C.. MARCH 8. 19004 SALSE 84
Of all the mcn the world has seen
Since Time his rounds began,
There's one I pity every day
Earth's first and foremost man;
Just think of all he missed
- By failing to enjoy
The dear delights of youthtime,
For-he never was a boy.
*;He never stubbed his naked toe
Against a root or 6tone.
He never with a pin-hook fished
For minnows all alone.
He never sought the bumblebee
Among the daisies coy,
-Sor felt its business end.
Because-he never was a boy.
H2 never hookey played nor tied
- brigbt and shining pail
Down in the alley all alone
To a trusting pood!es tail.
And when he home from swimmin' came
His pleasure to destroy
"o slipper interfered,
Because- he never was a boy.
THE, DREAI B
An Adrentui-e -After- fee
The shooting party had gone away
and left eight-year-old Freldie behind
qhisgreat disgust. It was just about
sunrise, the coolest, nicest time o' day
in India, and his mother was not yet
up, and the servants were busy else
where, so there was nobody to pre
vent him from wandering to the
boundary of the tea plantation. There
he observed of a sudden a quite unex
Pecfed and amazing sight.
Two brown men, one quite *old and
the other quite young, wire in the
shadow of the trees. They were
stripped to the waist, and the old man
wore a cummerbund and sandals, while
the young, wiry man's legs and feet
were bare. The old man was evident
ly instructing the younger and super
vising a lesson far more interesting to
Freddie than the wor.ying intricacies
of the rea-ling book and multiplication
table. Flish, flash! Flickerty, flick!
Up in the air, glancing in the morning's
slanting sunbeams, quivered a prodi
gious number of knives. They must
sometimes have touched the juggler's
hands, but so deftly did the man fin
ger them that the knives darted about
his head and body lik'e a swarm of
great dragon flies, grazing his ears,
soaring above his turban, swooping to
'his knees, bat never by any accident
touching the ground until,- with a
swift clatter and a clasb, they all came
together in the .juggler's 'rasp, and
hre laid-thein down.
1Now4e'little boy4e-' ~
soo' ery wide open inteed, and
hen the ,,is uncon
scidus lege had borne him, ~step by
step, right up to the jugglers, where
his .brown hair and pale face and
pretty suit of snow-white duck con
trasted strangely with their dusky
skins and bright black eyes and cloths
of glowing colors. He was immensely
interested and rather awed, but by no
means afraid, for he had . )een born
in India and was accusto-aed to cont
mune in a lordly manner with all sorts
of natives. Even traveling jugglers
were not unknown to him. So when
the swarthy men salaamed humbly to
the little sahib, the boy acknowledged
I- their salute and sad with the simple
direatness of one used to being
* "Do it again."
*The older man turned io the boy at
once with an air of having expected
him, and smiled and salaamed very
lo .v in quite a gratified way. They
obeyed him at once, and the young
native began to perform even more
amusing tricks. It was almost terri
fying, but the curious and rather un
nerving thing was that the oll juggler
never seemed to take his eyes off the
-boy. The old man gave him a mat to
sit on, and smiled into his face with
great piercing eyes, and told himi to
be good and he would see what he
would se . The old man then took a
* mango stone from a basket, and care
fully planted it. Then he covered the
* spot for an instant with the basket,
and there was the young plant already
sprouting from the earth. Freddie
.gasped, and the plant grew and grew
right before his eyes. It grew and it
grew and it grew,until in a very short
time it was a tree. Then it spread
a nd it spread, and had many branches
and leaves, and at last little mangoes
began to appear, and they gre w and
ripened in a marvellous way, until the
fakir plucked a big juicy one and gave
it to the boy, who ate it and found il
delicious. Then the juggler waved
his hands and-the tree was gone.
"Goodness me!" cried Freddie, "I
don't see how that was done."
The oldljuggler smiled again ani
took a coil of rope f. om the wend erfia
basket. It was a very ordinary rope:
just, in fact, a wash line. But th
fakir threw one end of the coil far up:
and the' marvelling boy saw that th
rop-e spuu slowly out, up and up tow
I:ard the sky, quite straight as if some
one were hauling at the upper end
It went up and up until the end van
- ished altogether.
"Gracious goody!" cried Freddie
"I don't see how that was done!"
The oil man clapped his hands
and the young man leaped at the ropa
at once and seized it and began t<
climb up, hand over hand, at a tre
mendous rate. and he went up and u]
and up until he also wvas out of sight
"'I ne' e-,never did!" cried Freddie
'ho was now limp with amazement
'Where did he go to?"
"Wherever he wished to go," th~
juggler said. "Does the sahib wish t
"Yes,' cried Freddie with a sudde
haopy thought "Where my pap.
and uncle are hunting."
In a moment the juggler placed th
rope in his hands.
"Climb." said he, and without tak
ti me to think Freddie climbed.
He might remember splendid time:
In Eden's bowers -yet
He never acted Romeo
To a six-year Juliet.
He never sent a valentine
Intended to annoy
His good but maide unt.
Because-he never as a boy.
He never cut a kite string, no,
Nor hid an Easter egg;
He never spoiled his pantaloons
He never from the attic stole
A 'coon hunt to enjoy
Nor found the "old man" waiting.
For-he never was a boy.
I pity him, why should I not?
I even drop a tear.
He never knew how much he missed:
He never will, I fear.
And always when those dear old days
My memories employ,
I pity him, Earth's only man,
Who-never was a boy.
IDE OF A BOY.
ting Tu-o Indinm JuyyJlers.
Just how and when it happened
that h. let go of the rope he could not
tell, but without any trouble to him
self he suddenly found that the rope
had disappeared, and he was standing
in a great compound beside a river.
By the river banks were great stacks
of lumber, and a small army of ele
phants, each in charge of a mahout
who, perched on the brute's neckwas
picking up huge logs and carrying
them, according to their length and
thickness, to other stacks, where the
elephants piled them with almost hu
man intelligence and exactness. Fred
die remembered this government dock
yard, for he had been taken to watch
the elephants once before by his father.
He was greatly interested and wan
dered about freely. He chatted to
the mahouts and others,but it seemed
odd they were all very, very busy, for
they did not answer, indeed, they did
not seem to see the little boy at all.
Freddie did not mind that, there was
so much to watch.
At last he came to a corner of the
yard where a big elephant was stand
ing all by himself, swaying from side
to side, chained by one leg. Freddie
'recognized him by his size as ofie that
he had ridden on in care of the ma
hout when he was here before. Natu
rally, the boy wished to enjoy a ride
again. There was no attendant near
to help him up, but someh6w he found
that the swarth, turb- i oId- jug
g er was tOO 'ing into his eyes again,
and the ne:t instant he was tri
umphantly seated atop of U ele- 1
phant. He was tremulously pleased at i
first, but all of a moment the beast'
raised his trunk and trumpetel with a
savage roar. At the same time he gave
his leg a mighty jerk, and the iron
chain burst, and the elephant was 1
free. He roared again and tossed his
trunk high, and then chargea straight
through the compound. The black
men and the white men scattered in
all directions, yelling in fear.
"Run! Run! Look out! Look out!
The Rajah's loose! He's 'mad! Run I
for your life!
They all ran so quickly that a clear
ptwaleft for the mad elephant,
who dshedstraight through the yard,
shattered the great gates as if they
were orange boxes and, trumpeting
furiously, galloped wildly into the far
spreading open country. Easily and
incomprehensively as Freddie had got
up he found he could not now get
down, and he was dreadfully afraid,
but he seemed fastened to the huge
beast's neck just behind the great ears.
He would have liked to jump off, but
he could not; he just stuck and stuck
and stuck. He had had no idea be
fore that elephants could ran so fast.
The Rajab ran like a t' ehorse. The
trees and houses fl past. They
came to a native ~ge, and the in
habitants-fathe-s and mothers grab
bing babies and howling with fear
dashed and darted and climbed and
crawled to all imaginable hiding
Crish! Crash! through the branches
of trees; splish! splash! through a
muddy river; swish! swash! through
meadows of high,thiek grass,in which
Itame buffalos were entirely hidden
Ifrom sight! Through wood and river
and grass Freddie held on in a most
marvellous manner. At last they came
to a spot somewhat familiar to the lit
tle boy, a strip of jungle with a belt of
open, rolling grassland in front.
Through an opening in the jungle
Freddie saw the dark green brushes
Iof a plantatiou, and beyond that the
roof and upper veranda of a high
bungalow. Freddie recognized his
own home. He had no time to look
twice, however,for suddenly right be
foe the elephant, directly in his path,
Ithere stepped out from the jungle two
big men with guns, and Freddie saw
that they were his father and uncle.
For' the first time the boy found breath
"Papa! 'Uncle Fred! Let me
down!" he screamed. "The elephant
Ihas run away! He's mad! Stop him!
Take me down!"
It was impossible to believe it, it
was absurd to credit it. Those two
big men, at sight of the ma.l elephant
and the little boy charging upon them,
turned and fled! True, they had only
light, small calibre rifles, but-was
that an excuse for deserting an adored
son and nephew in his extremity?
They did not get away, however!
Freddie's father tripped and fell right
in the road of the Baah! Uncle Fred
stopped, white as death, but steady,
astride of the stunned figure of his
brother. Seventy yards away the ele
han tuted and bore down tri
umphantly. Uncle Fred tcok careful
aim. There was but one little spot in
-the great beast's forehead to hit suc
cessful nd stop the Tas. To miss
is meant death for both me. The
hunter gazed steadily through his
sights at that spot, and paid nut the
slightest attention to Master Freddie,
who, in an agony of apprehension,
screeched at the top of his voice:
"Don't miss, uncle, or you'll hit me!"
Seventy yards, fifty yards, thirty
yards! Uncle Fred fired. Flame and
smoke and roar and crashand Freddie
found himself sitting on the grass
alone, and the wonderful Indian jug
glers had both disappeared.
He picked himself up at once and
ran as fast as he could back to the,
bungalow. It was past breakfast time,
and everybody was on the veranda.
Freddie's mother was tying up hev
husband's arm in a sling. Uncle
Fred was standing up and talking ex
eitedlv. Freddie heard him as he ran
"The closest shave'" Uncle Fred
cried. "By Jove, Dick, though I say
it myself, it was a great shot, too!
Right on the vital spot, and he wert
to his knees with a crash! Halloa!"
"Freddie!" cried his mother.
"Where have you been? Without a
hat! oh! dear, oh! dear? You'll have
But Freddie leaped to his father's
"I'm so glad," he sobbed. I
lidn't know whether you killed the
elephant or the elehant killed you,
and I was afraid : !le missed and
killed me, but I'm 1ot killed, am I,
All .three grown-ups raised their
hands, and their faces were pictures
"How do you know about the ele
phant? Where were you?" his father
"Didn't you see me?" Freddie asked
reproachfully. "I was on the top of
the elephant, where the mahout rides,
you know. The old juggler let me
limb the rope, and I went to the
.ckyard,and goton theRajah's back,
and he went mad and ran away, and
I thought you were killed and-"
"Freddie!" cried his mother, "you
have got sunstroke."
She picked the little boy up in her
arms and carried him into a cool room,
where he was put to bed with ice on
his head, while the doctor was sent
for, in spite of his protests, but on the
veranda his father and uncle stared at
"Jugglers! Climbing up the rope?"
cried his father. "The child musti
have met a troupe of these travelngl
"But-but," said - Uncle Fred:
reebly,' "of course all Anglo-Indians;.
knetheatzag aTesO 04 M
!au perf&m, which no man-no white
itany rate -has ever explained,
>t-but-oh, bless my soul-there
vas an elephant, and you did fall, and
here was no boy on the elephant's
)ack, and therefore Freddie couldn't
)e there, but-but-oh,rAeconfound it
Li, how did he know what happened,
>efore anybody but our two selves and
rour wife knew any elephant had been
hot at all?"
Freddie's father jumped up angrily
n spite of his sore arm.
"I've seen that rope trick done often
md the man climb into the clouds.
verybody has seen i' and no one
ver explained it, save by hypnotism
>f the audience. That's it! But 'the
dea of practising- their arts upon a
itte boy! It's too bad! I'll send
>t, and if they are caught, they will
ave to hypnotize themselves out of
"Of course," said the uncle, still
vith weak bewilderment, "but-but
'as Freddie on the elephant or was
e not? Don't you know? Oh, bless
So riders were sent out in all direc
ions to catch the wonderful jugglers,
mt it was no use-these had juggled
hemselves far away. But Freddie's
nother was very indignant at his father
mnd Uncle Fred for such suggestions
as hypnotism and jugglery.
"You two big sillies!" she said.
"The boy went to sleep in the sun and
reamed, and the rest is all coinci
Sence. So, there!",
Still, however, men camne from the
lockard to trace the dead elephant,
and they told of his escape just as
Freddie did. So, there!-Sun.
Hie Was MJistaken.
The young man was telling the
young lady that he believed there
must be some sort of affnity between
them. And he went on to say that
the other day when he was walking
up the street he felt that she was com
ing up on that next car, nay, he knew
that she was in that car. Sure enough,
when the car rolled by there she sat,
and not only that, but she turned and
saw him walking. A few days after
wards the young man was forced to
make a confession to the young lady.
He had told her about "feeling" that
she was coming, and as the rumbling
and roaring of the car grew nearer he
was moie and more curious to see if
his premonition was correct.
"Wel,"said he, "that car came right
along and I was as sure as could be
that the next instant ,I would turn
arond and see you."~
"And then?" she asked.
"And then," he went on "that rum
bling and roaring and bumping came
by and-no you weren't there. It
was a freight car full of cab)bages. -
Detroit Free Pr. es.
No' so Looney.
Lunatics often assume a superiority
of intellect to others which is quite
A gentleman while walking along a
road not far from the sine of which
ran a railway, encountered a number
of insane people out for exercise.
With a nod toward the railway lines,
he said to one of the lunatics:
"Where does this railway go to?"
The lunatic looked at him scornful
ly for a moment and then replied:
"It doesn't go anywhere. We keep
it,. ere ton rn trains n.-.Agate
FOR WOMAN'S !ENEFIT.1
Pure rlag Craze.
A craze is the purse 'bag, which is
very fashionable. These are very
pretty small bags-some in reticule,
others in oblong shapie-made of a
colored leather to mateli the costume
and mounted with gold-pr chased gilt
clasp and chain. They'all have inside
pockets for the watch, viniagrette,
purse, handkerchief, et&
Made of naby Lamb.
A visiting jacket of black baby
lamb has facings of ermine to the re
vers and also the high storm collar,
which is deeply scalloped. This is
becoming to the face, and a little of
the ermine is permitted to turn over
for display in the generous scalloping
of the collar. A close fitting back and
loose front has this modish fur jacket,
a suitably stylish affair for formal vis
Earrings Conte in Again.
There is no longer any doubt as to
the return of earrings to favor. Their
use is already almost universal. As
one glances about the audiences at
the opera, where fashion in its most
extravagant and also its most exclusive
form congregates, one.. sees every
where the little jewel gleaming in the
ears of women. At present the one
permissible form for this ornanent is
that known as the "scrbw," with a
solitaire, sapphire or pearl of small
size, fastened securely by means of
the little back screw. lOccasionally
earrings with two stones are seen, set
one below the other, and fastened just
below the lobe of the ear by means of
the old fashioned wire catch; but
these are few, and pendants are not
countenanced as yet. -Harper's Bazar.
Cashmere a Popular Material.
That time-honored material, cash
mere, is being pressed with all pre
cision into pleated service. The new
qualities are deliciously soft and fine,
and are consequently most supple and
easy to manipulate. A griy cashmere
admired immensely at a recent tea
was arranged with a skirt.set into the
tiniest borpleats all rouni, that were
caught down fiat,. but invisibly, as far
as the knees, whence, after.being well
pressed, theywere permitted to flow
out perfectly free; a .&I ,lliiito cling
ing Ye 'sniartlyr. pononised folds,
shilea th ~ r -
the a In A erpen
ameled 0aof the bod
dicular line. The cise'y the same
ice was disposedinPte 3eats being
fashion as the skiting fashion about
lost in mos a decided pouch oc
the figure line,; (epuc o
hefurerin teaist ovr a ceinture
curring at the >anne, a touch of
of burnt orange ryritodcdi
celor most effectivXsY reinroldedi
e frm f ahigl1 shaped, folded
a form of a hitral eak
collar band. It w alya em and
ably pretty pleated Snempity.
yetwitalof uck5~died simplicity.
yet withal of such- set1
- TheChi n Scarf.
Of so many sorts is
chiffon scarf that one si doesn'?
know where to begin. Of its ubi-]
quitousness there can be no question.
You simply cannot get away from its
mazy, becoming lengths. It snuggles
round beauty's neck; it forms an ador
able nest for her piquant chin; it
makes a prim, little, knotted neck
scarf, or it broadens into voluminous I
folds until it is a full fledged wrap,
with long floating ends, for her soft
shoulders. The boa is in this same
One of the daintiest of these boas,4
by the way, is an all black affair of
mousseline, with narrowest black lace,
in frosted, jet effect, round the edges.
It is a huge ruche ronn? the neck,
with the frills in serpettine effect
down the long ends.
In softest smoke color is a plain
long scarf, in Liberty silk instea~d of
chiffon. In this, or any becoming
color, it makes a cosy throat wrap
ping. Indeed, the becomingness of
it cannot be sufficiently di1-ed upon.
aPrim, though chic, exactly describes
a itelove of a stock with a bow in
front. It is all of cream white, with
lots of tucks and rose quillings of
white baby ribbon along the edge.
With a low bodice one indeed ap
preciates a dainty frilled affair of rosy
chiffon. It is twice the depth neces
sary to cover the shoulders, and all
the frills are embroidered along the
edges with black chenille, while deep
black chenille fringe effectively fin
ishes the long ends.
College Girls Run a Laundry.
Two Smith college graduates have
started a laundry. What they learned
about chemistry and hygiene in the
curriculum of their college they are
applying to the washing and ironing
of clothes. No injurious chemicals
are used and every effort is made to
run the establishment on model prin
ciples. The room in which the wash
ing is doae is spacious and sunny,
and there is a large plot of green
grass in the rear where the clothes
are hung to dry.
The college girls have a little room
partitioned off from the big one, where
they can watch operations and give
directions. One young woman is kept;
busy marking the pieces sent in and a
team collects ~and returns the work,
which is charged for at the ordinary
Two big washing machines are r un
by steam powver obtained from a!
neighboring house, and there are also
several set tabs where washing is
done in the old fashioned way. A
special method which cleanses w ith
out rubbing is used for delicate fab
rics which would easily be damaged.
Table linen is put through e special
press to give to it a finish and to
bring out the design, being ironea by
Each employe hs a special work
for which she is fitted peculiarly.
In ironing'a shirt one woman irons
the body, another the bosom, another
does the sleeves and a fourth folds the
garment. The irons are heated by
gas and the workers wear light cotton
dresses and white aprons. Already
the young women are doing a good
business, but if more persons should
visit their attractive laundry their
custom would be increased greatly.
A Wom-an's Visit to Mrs. Kruger.
"I think it is terribly unfair, this
misrepresentation of the characters oi
Pi esident Kruger and Mrs. Kruger,"
said a lady now visiting Boston, who
has traveled extensiyely all over the
world and who for thieayears was a
resident of the Transtal - Mrs.
Fletcher Webster Jewell. "Only a
few days ago I read an article . ich
described Mr. Kruger as an unedu
cated old fellow and his wife an or
dinary Dutch vrouw, who spent the
most of her time wrestling with pots
and hettles in her kitchen. It also
went on to state that the furnishings
of their home were of a very primitive
character and gave the impression
that the honsehold was not much
above that of the ordinary Boer
"During my three years' residence
in the Transvaal I became acquainted
with President and Mrs. Kruger and
several members of their family, and
I must say that a more delightful old
couple than Oom Paul and his wife I
have seldom had the pleasure of meet
ing. There is no absurd ostentation
about them. They are simplicity it
self in their dignified courteousness,
and whoever is the authority for the
statement that they are deficient in
refinement and that their house lacks
appointments consonant with the dig
ity of their position is either will
fully misrepresenting or absolutely
ignorant of the real condition of af
"I have called at their home and I
ssure you chat, far from being fur
iihed in any primitive manner,I con
sider it a very well furnished house.
[ met the old president and had a
pleasant chat with him through an in
terpreter, his grandson.
"I also met Mrs. Kruger, and a
ore pleasant old lady you would not
want to see. We had a delightful
:hat, through an interpreter who
spoke German. I have also seen the
Her a little story of Mr .
ruger, and it illustrates the kind
Leartednss of the woman: Plans were
eing prepared to build a monument
o the president, and when the drav
gs were completed they were shown
o Mrs. Kruger. She was very much
leased with them and expressed her
.dmiration to the architects. 'But
here is one thing I would like to
uggest to you,' she said. 'The de
ign is beautiful and the whole plan
leases me very much, but there is
ne thing I would like, if you can ar
ange it withon a sacridce to art d
Sis, when you design the presi
lent's hat you will leave a little hol
ow in the top from which the birds
an drink.' This is a small thing,
:at it illustrates the woman's kind
ess of heart."--Boston Herald.
Genache satins, trimmed with chif
on and lace, make charming evening
Coral jewelry, with the difference
ht it is set round with diamonds, is
oming in again.
Silk finished corduroy, velvet and
loth are made up into very gorgeous
A novelty in jewelry is a string of
Russian turquoise beads set with a
liamond between each two.
Black and white chenille fringe in
randyke point effects and tastefully
uotted headings are the newest ideas
The daintiest pocketbooks of the
eason are of ooze leather with stad
,lasp of pearls, turquoise, coral, sap-I
hires and emeralds.
White cloth cut in diamond shaped
menings filled in with guipure lace
rd made over pale blue silk forms one
f the princess gowns.
Collar bands are hgher than they
ave ever been, but are made without
:he ear like pieces at the sides and
ack, which have been used for some
A hair net'which fastens at the back
>f-the head with a fancy pin the size
> a small button is a novelty which is
supposed to keep the short locks in
Stocks are a very important fact-or
in the success of a shirt waist Linen
:ollars have 'been losing favor for
some months, and it cannot be denied
that they look wintry when contrasted
The latest Parisian fad is a bunch of
real violets, or an orchid with maiden
bair pinned on the muff Fur toques
with a bunch of real flowers,- roses
r violets, fastened in at one side are
still another extravagance.
A pretty bow for the hair is made
o white lace insertion with a scalloped
rregular edge, and a little more than
n inch wide. It is wired in the ce n
tre and arranged in two loops spread
:g each way from a close knot and
bent in a waved effset.
Nothing can be much daintier than
the boas of marabout feathers in paleI
rav. They are round and as soft as
down i self. and arc made with a
series of feather tails tipped with
white, whieh.giv hem a very fluffy
nuni owvn tipped with
w y, and they are
The Seven Sleepers.
Curly-headed Baby Tom
Sleeps in cozy blankets warm
In his crib.
Bob-o'-Lincoln-oh, so wise!
Goes to sleep neath sunny skies,
Mid the leaves.
Mr. Bruin. night and day,
Snoozes all his time away,
In his cave!
Squirrel-Red, with nuts-a store!
In hollow tree-trunk loves to snore,
In the wood.
Mrs. Woodchuck 'neath some knoll,
Drowses in her bed-a hole!
Deep in earth.
Floweret bulbs nestled together,
-Doze all'tthrugh the wintry weather,
-Neath the snow.
In the chrysalis hard iy,
Dreams the sometime butterfgy;
In corner hid. N.
Oh, what beds! So very queer!
Yet to each one just as dear
As yours to you!
A Clever Horse.
At a farm one of the horses was
constantly escaping from its stable at
night and it was thought some boys
had been playing pranks and let it out.
The farmer decided to sleep in the hay
loft to see, if he could, how it was
managed. He found the horse broke
the halter, went to the door, pulled
the latch up and galloped into a field
near with the cows and sheep, and so
the mystery was explained.
Value of Good Eyesight.
It is wise to cultivate the eyes.
Make them see. You think you see
well, but if you begin to try to see
you will be surprised at the wond er
ful discoveries you will make. The
writer knows a little girl who, when
she goes into the woods, sees a great
many things no one else sees until
she calls their attention to them.
Beautifal bits of moss, unknown tiny
flowers, stones with mosses on them,
spider webs, even leaves with strings
defacing them, this small gil sees.
You are busy every minute when in
the woods with her, she 'sees so man
A boy named Philip went into the
woods gunning. As.haiwalked along
he saw the mark. fftyg on a dead
r idcat aL
he tree filled with wila
eran home to his mother
tnd told her what he had found.
They got a cart and drove back to the
;ree. It coltained 400 pounds of
oney. That boy must have been
lad that he had learned to use his
Training Wild Animalo.
The popular theory that animals
an b'e taught tricks by firmness and
indness is a grim error, according to
L veteran circus man who has sent
orth the dictum that no animal was
rver trained to do anything unnatural
~xcept by punishment. If it knows
mee it will obey.
It takes the whip to break the colt .
o harness or saddle, but the end
ustifies the means, and the animal's
ntelligence when once it has learned
ts lesson does away with further use
f the-whip. But if a horse is tanght
ricks, such as one sees in a circus,
he constant use of the whip is neces
ary, and the little pat on the neck
he trainer gives the animal in public
s not bestowed in private. There is
ever any let-up in their training.
Trained dogs always appeal to wom
en and children, for the little animals
ppear to thoroughly enjoy their work.'
But the bat-king and frisking is only
he natur~al joy of the poor bensts at
being let out of the cramped quarters
where tney stay *when they are not in
he ring. Moreover, they know the
rainer does not whip them in public.
There is scarcely a trick a trained dog
des tirat he likes or that he will do
t .order unless punished. Willis
obb was the first dog trainer to make
reputation, and wheni he was middle
ged he abandoned his profession bf
:ause he said he had not the heart to
go on. making a living by whipping!
Until a monkey is beaten he has no
fear. He would as soon attack a lion
s a gnat, and as long as he can look
into your eyes he will not submit.
He considers he is the master. Avert
the head and he gives in. This is a
recognized fact among animal trainers.
The ring-tail monkeys taken about by
Italians are very gentle and are never
whipped. -Cleveland World.
Heroism and a Btoy Hero.
Sometimes it requires more bravery
to do a little thing all alone than to
do some great thing in company with
others. Thus a soldier may be a hero
on the field 'of battle, but lack the
courage to stantd up alone on a plat
form and make a speech.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, in his ebsay
on "Heroism," says that genuine
heroism is persistence. As an illus
tration hie tells how his little son
Waldo on his way to school had to
pass a house where lived a French
family. The child heard the family
talking their native language which
he could not understand, and that
made him have a sort of superstitious
fear of them. So Mr. Emerson nsed
to walk to and from school with the
But one day he 'decided that the
child was old enongh to overcome his
fear and pass the house of the French
family by himself. lie went to scho
with the lad and told hi
must return alone.
After school was dis
walked mnunlly to~
he~ had -nearly rea.
bose, Then li9
ing against the fence, began to
whimper. Miss Elizabeth. Hoar, a
neighbor, saw him and went to his
rescue. "Come, Waldo, I'm going
your way and you can walk with me,"
The child looked up tearfully into
her eyes a moment and then said in,
most dolefal voice: "I don't tin
that was what my father meant for m
to do." Then he trudged on by him.
In-such ways boys' and girls may
prove their heroism in-the little duties
of life. -Chicago Record.
Story of a Pet Flying Squirrel.
-Several years ago I was presented
a young flying-squirrel; and, as it was
too young to remember its woodland
home, it soon became a very -happy
and dainty pet. . I had built for its
use a large, airy cage, some eighteen
inches high, nearly two feet long, and
about fifteen inches wide, as nearly as
I can remember. This cage halboards
on ends, covered with a strong wire.
netting, that was fine enough to pro
tect the occupant from the attacks of
cats or dogs or other outside enemies
-gn-&ryet open enough to admit plenty
of fresh 7. stly. At hrst he
was fed on milk, an lhe always
water to drink whenever he wanted it.
After a few weeks he could eat the
meats of nuts; and by and by he could
get the meats out himself. This h
accomplished by boring a hole through
the nut with his tiny, sharp teeth,but
I do not think anybody but a sqirrel
could have taken the meat from anut
that way. He would amuse himself
for an hour or more at a time,runnmg
over the wires and bars of his cage..
There was ao wheel in 'he cage,. as he -
was a little creature at best; and we._
feared he might get injured withit. -
He had a little blanket, suited tohis
size, and, when he took a nap he.
would roll himself up in it, so the
was only a small white ball to be
seen. Though every miniber of
family at some time or other triedto
watch the tiny squirrel roll himself
his blanket, no one ever saw
whole process, as he seemed
when he was watched, and would at
Lis work, with a merry k
bright eyes, till -the Watcher' si"-_
tion was for a moment arreste
on glancing back, only a softw%'.
ball was visible.
A dainty creature as
seeming to fullyapprecm
and comfortable hie
everything h ne
hut in 0n of doorlH
ived, he soon. learde ts
my coming, and the
wheel chair was 'th6 .signa-that
ife-signs in the little white,1il &
>ffen he would seem to eiert
Eor my amusement a long'tim.
After someftve or six years o
oying this pet, there came mo
when he did not come out to
me; and, when at noon he was
uiet, a gentle hand unrolled
blanket, to find only a ;
here were no signs of sf
he position of the-frail h
Ml -.1 s if asleep'
o the brief
ain. I almost f
aps up her milk
ers.-By the. Own
Too Smart a Dog.
It was one evening not ylong ao
when everybody had been trying .
:utdo everybody else in tellingiftl
wonderful sagacity of animals hehmd
known, or seen, cr heard of that Be.
Dr. Herrick, U. S. A., retiredtoled.
this story. On any less -authority L
onfess I should have shad my doubt -
s to the truth of it, but Dr. Herritik
actually knew tl& man to whom 'he~~
thing happened. It was about atdogel
ourse. The town, I believe, athog~.
am not quite sure, was Atlanta. Dr&
Herrick's friend was driving along
Peachtree street when he e gih
man who owned the dog, E't foot. i.
Dr. Herrick's friend imi' liately
invited him to jump in and taz.. a.ide.~
The dog's owner said he wouldK a
with great pleasure if he onig' huad'his
gloves with him.
"Shall I drive around to your office -
and get them?" asked Dr.. Herricjc.'s
"0, no," said the other. "I'll uss
snd my dlog for them." .3
So he called that wonderful dog,
made signs to him, showT him his
hands, and sent the intelligent~ animal ~
off to the office to fetch what was most
frequently in contact with his ha
his gloves, of course. The dog w
gone only a few nmmutes. When he
came back lxe had something 'in his
moth, and he was wagging his tail
merrily. He had bronght the belt
from ~the stenographer waist.
H in Park Squirrels. -
Two men who looked like down
town merchants were walking throagh
the p rk :ts usual one morning. Many
squir: els -an out and :aluted, also as
usra!. 2,~it the walkers only laughed.
At last a very fat squirrel hopp~ed off
a bench and lan forward. -
"That's ine,' s..id one of the mer
chants. That's m~y be y; see howa
The big little creature '
his friend, too, apI.ard
out into the rad -