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Mil l.tIXIJBWOA'N When I Get Into Bed. rm frlKliti'nod In the dark, Though I am very imihII; I n-v.T alt nil si'itrtil. una hark Kor nre III tile hull, But wIhti my prnyrrs aro said I Jmve one awi'ul dread. That famftlilHK waits tn grab my toes VI id n 1 set Into bud. I try to think of pleasant things tar-h time I fft umlrepsod; And how each day no evil bring If children do their bi-st. B it the thought comes In my head, A? I'm turnliiK down the spread. That noniftluiiK's RutnK to srah my toel Vlien 1 climb into bed! And when there's nothing moro to do, With bed-clothes open wide, Jt n.a!i' me shiver through and through A-trylng to decide Vhn'h foot shall ft" ahead, Ouse I'm sure I'd tumble dead If something ever grabbed my toel As I got Into bed. Burges Johnson, In Harper's Magazine. Calling tho Clouds by Name. How many people know that tho clouds have definite forma, says Ar thur W. Clayden, of the Royal Albert Memorial College, Exeter, England, In an article on "Clouds," In Harper's Magazine. The short, curling wisps that lie in bunches or long parallels, extremely beautiful, but delicate, are called cirrus clouds. Alto clouds are denser, and dim the sun or hide It, brilliant and solid clouds that are nev er Iredescent, but are the most splen did of all In the sky when sunset col ors fall upon them. Mackerel sky Is a familiar kind of cloud, and actually does presage unsettled weather. The towering, vaporous white pyramids, that we watch oftenest as they cross tne sky, are known as cumulus. Thunder clouds to tho observant eye look like anvils at the crest, and when they sink down Into flat tops the storm Is over. Don'ti fop Young Folks. Don't play strenuous games too long at a time without resting at Intervals. Don't drink cold water or any cold drinks while overheated, for It Is very dangerous to do so. Don't be rude or Ill-tempered with your playfellows. Learn to give as well as take, to accommodate as well as to be accommodated. Don't forget your little sick friends, who are obliged to be shut In during the beautiful summer days, but go to see them frequently, carrying with you flowers, fruit, a comforting smile and words of good cheer. Don't try climbing trees that are dangerous near to deep water; It la well to use caution In climbing trees at all. Dou't become boisterous In a row boat. In a moment of excitement you are liable to cause the boat to cap size. Don't catch fish or kill birds just "for the sport of It," for such conduct is heartless and cruel. Don't forget to be generous, helpful, and kind to all, and rmember that you are little gentlemen and ladles. Washington Star. Quaint Superstitions. In Ireland there have been for many many ages curious superstitions re garding fairies. In the old time these imagined little elfins were thought to be. half htiman and half spirit nature, and had strange powers over huninn kind. 'Ihe good folk of Erin used to propitiate the fairies In many ways, a few of them being as follows: If a child spilled milk on the floor the mother would Bay: "TAat s for the fairies," thinking tbat some fairy had caused the accident. Thus the care less child went unreprlmanded. If one were throwing slops out of the window or door she mast cry .out to the fair ies: "Take. care of the water!" Other wise some fairy passing might get drenched, and retaliate in some un pleasant manner. If a ' horse shoe was nailed over the door It would pre vent the fairies from entering to do mischief to the Inmates. If a small piece of Iron were sewed Into an In fant's garment, the fairies' would riev wr. molest It by cduslng.lt to suffer colic pains. If a large vessel filled with pure drinking water were placed in the kitchen at night tne fairies on entering would .not touch the food there, but content' hemselves , with drinking the water. Washington Star. Walt on Yourself. " "Where's my. hat?" crled Kate. "I can't find 1L" ',, , "Why can't you?1 asked Mrs. Gor don., ."No one wears iyour- hat but ttinrself.' ;. ." ; . . c3ut I must have mislaid It." Then find IV Ypur ' eyes are as good as mine or jour brother's." "I think someous might help me," complained Kate- " "J do.'noj .agree with you,'1, replied fcer mother, firmly,'. "I think you are old enough" and Irg enough to wait on yourself." ; , -Why, Tm sure t do, mpmma," cried Kate, retnonstratitiKly. . "I do all my own sewing and I take care of my own room." 'Yes, and every morning you ask ury to brlug you the dustpan or broom, you send Harry after needles and cotton, and someone In the house is continually running errands for you." "It doesn't doiny harm to be obl!t Ins, I'm sure." said Kate, with a fret ful shrug. "I do Tavors tor other peo ple." "You occasionally do a service for one of us that we cannot very well do ourselves," replied Mrs. Gordon, draw ing Kate to her side; "but that Is not what we are talking about. We should a.l be agreeable and obliging, but that is no reason why you should call on others to do a service you can do your self. Do you remember your cousin Louis?" The one who was lost at sea?" "les. I am sorry to say he was a very bad boy. He was pampered so that he came to regard everyone as little better than a servant, and he fi nally became so helpless that he could hardly do the simplest thing without assistance. When he was left an or phan he lei? a miserable life. He could not earn a living, because no em ployer would stand his Idleness and Impudence, and had he not been drowned, I think he would have turn ed out dishonest." "Oh, mother! and do you think I "Ey no means, dear; I am only put ting the lesson in Its ctrongest light. Don't forget it. and wait on your self. Bee Hive. Some Flags and Others. "We talk of the Stars and Stripes as the flag of the United States, and It Is certainly that, but there are sev eral others used for special purposes. "For instance, there Is the Presi dent's flag. This has a spread eagle on a blue field, with a curved row of thir teen stars above it. The flag of the Secretary of War is made of scarlet silk with the eagle and four stars In the corners. If you see a blue flag with a white anchor In the centre, you may be sure that It Is the flag of the Secre tary of the Navy, and that the honor ed gentleman is on the ship or in the building over which It floats," says the. Children's Missionary Friend. "then, for the army, there are dif ferent flags. That of the commanding general, which floats over his head quarters, has a blue field on which are the arms of the United States In brown and gold. The regimental flags for the United tSates infantry are blue, for the cavalry yellow, and for the crtlllery scarlet. "Then, for our ships, there are seven flags denoting different ranks aside from that of the Secretary of the Navy, They are all blue with white stars. And more than this, every United ,n!es naval ship carries a full set of tho Hags of other countries and of slcnal Hags. You wonder why they need the flags of other countries? They are used for purposees of courtesy If a foreign vessel, for Instance, visits one of our ports. It runs up the United States flag as a compliment to the coun try whose guest It is. We do the same thing on our vessels when they go a-vlsltlng. And as for the signal ing 'wigwagging' the sailors call It you know that It Is by these flags that daytime messages are sent from ship to ship. Oftentimes the ship sending the message is too far from the one receiving it to read the order with the naked eye, but nn ofTlcer with a tele scope sees what flag is used and what It denotes. Certain (lags mean certain words and phrases, and certain mo tions, especially when signaling Is dene on land, have meanings of their own. "Suprose, for Instance, that It was necessary to send a message to New York cltv of the approach of a fleet at the far eastern end of Long Island. All along the Long Island shore signal stations have been established, with men on watch day and night. The mo ment the fleet was discovered, the watchman in the most eastern station would announce It, and his signal 1 would be repeated. "This method Is used where there re no telegraph lines, or where such lines could not be well used for military or naval purposes." Flag signals were often used In the Civil War, and to one belongs a story: In the autumn of 18C2 General Shet man was preparing for his "March to the Sea." General Corse was guard ing his supplies at ' Allatooua Pass, but was atatacked by Confederates, and In danger of defeat. Then Gener al Sherman went to the signal station and wrote the famous dispatch, "Hold the- fort, for I am. sending rein forcements." . James Grahnm. the soldier in charge, "wigwagged" It, and the mes sage passed from station to station un til it reached the pass. Troops fol lowed and the victory was won. Gra ham is still living. In Newton, Mass.. General Sherman's dispatch gave rise to the well-known hymn, "Hold the Fort." Oil More Economical. ' Nlnetv-three percent 'of .the .theo retical beat of coal Is' wasted, and only BO percent of that oil.. At Newport. ' Little Girl Oh. mamma! Tell me! When will I be "big enough to be un happily married! Life. &l rORT ICU LTURE Wr? HINTS s-gf! EXPERT TESTS IN' ASPARAGUS. Experiments in breeding a variety of asparagus proof against tho rust disease are being carried on in Con cord, Mass., by the United States De partment of Agriculture nnd tho Mas sachusetts Experiment Station. The well known aspargus specialist, C. W: Prcscott, is in charge. Asparagus growers are asked to co-operate by sending Mr. Prescott a statement of their acreage of asparagus, varieties and area of each, when each kind was planted, when rust first appsared, what variety proved most rust re sistant, the amount of annual damaga by rust, and suggestions as to meth ods of combating this disease. American Cultivator. PRUNE AND TRAIN GRAPEVINES THUS. i i From Home and Farm. SHRUBS FOR SUCCESSION. The importance of obtaining a suc cession of bloom in a shrubbery plant Ing scheme has been pointed out. In selecting the varieties to produce this there is room for a large variance of choice. Tastes will vary, the climate, soil and the care given the plants should be considered. The following list of tvclve shrubs will be found to give flood results with little care: (1) Forsythia, or golden bell; (2) Cydonla Japanlca, or Japan quince; (3) Viburnum opulls sterells, or snowball; (4) Spiraea Van Houtel, or bridal wreath; (5) Lonlcera Tatarlca, the upright honeysuckle; (6)WeIgella rose; (7) Philadelphus, or mock orange, also known incorrectly as syrlnga; (8) lilac (syrlnga); (9) Spiraea callosa, or pink spiraea; (10) Spiraea Antony Waterer, or dwarf spiraea; (11) Hibiscus syrlacus, or althea; 12) Hydrangea panlculata grandlflora. Other shrubs which are worthy of planting In the springtime or fall are: Hercules club, botanically known as the aralia splnosa; the purple and green-leaved barberries; saveral vari eties of the dogwood, and the flower ing locust. Indlanr.poll3 News, si. THE STRAWBERRY BED. For a hundred times probably In our life we have written on this sub ject and urged the necessity of care ful tillage and culture in the straw berry bed from the time it is tet out until the runners are well set and matted In July, and yet a cor respondent writes us follows: "We purchased a few hundred plants las: spring and planted them out. They grew, but the weeds have grown so in the patch and the runncri have com menced running so we cannot plow the weeds out without injuring the plants. What would yon suggest to do for a bed In this condition?" If it was ours we would plow it un der and try and learn a lesson from the past. There is no excuse for a man to plant out a straw berry bed if he don't Intend to take care of it. It Just shows the folly of a man spend ing his money for something that he don't Intend to give proper care. As the strawberry Is so easy of culture and requires so little ewe, yet it must be at the time that the plants are es tablished and new plants setting on. Twentieth Century Farmer. ADVISABILITY OF KEEPING BEES Jt Is safe to say that every farmer would support, at least, a few hives pf bees. Nearly all parts of our coun try produce honey tn quantities suf ficient to pay for the gathering. The amount of honey that goes to waste every year for want of bees to gather it is very large; in fact, too large to estimate. Every farm has on It fruit trees, berry patches, clover or buck wheat fields, all of which, In the ab sence of bees. Is evaporated by the sun and practically wasted. The for ests also contain many linden and white wood trees which are good honey ylelders. Then there are the autumn wild flowers, such as boneset, goldenrod, heartsease and wild asters, which bloom for a succession of two months, from which the bees do not only store a quantity of surplt honey, but also fill tho brood nest of the hives for winter stores. In my locality beekeepers get the most and finest honey from autumn wild flow ers which grow at random every where. Every one growing fruit or any plant that is Intended to yield seed should be Interested in beekeeping, and either try to induce some person to keep bees near him, or keep a few colonies himself. American Cultiva tor. In the manufacture . of cotton goods Germany holds third place, being exceeded only by Great Britain and the United States. mmm:: t r III IfMlliyMfenf . A WOMAN'S MIND. There is nothing under heaven that the average woman dislikes so much as having to make up her mind. She knows that it is not the sort of thing that she can be expected to do alone; It is one of those pieces of hard labor which Immemorial custom decrees that the nearest male thing has to do for her. Woman. TO BE BOROUGH COUNCILLOR. The Kllburn ward of Hempstead has elected a woman to serve as Bor ough Councillor of London. This wo man is Miss M. E. Balkwltl, a eoclal worker, who Is described as being so popular with the people tn her ward that no one could be found to oppose her candidacy. It Is said that she had the support of men and wo men of all sorts and conditions. New York Sun. i NEEDED AS JUDGES. Miss Martha Van Rensselaer, su pervisor of the reading course for farmers' wives conducted by the Ag ricultural College of Cornell Univer sity, believes that there should be a woman Judgs in Juvenile courts where girls are tried. She bases her opinion '-on personal observation of various juvenile courts, notably those in New York City. She believes that there are ninny questions which girls would answer truthfully if there was a woman on the bench, but which they now Invariably lie about when questioned by a man. This Is ono of the very few instances in which Miss Van Rensselaer believes segre gation of the two sexes would be beneficial. Now York Sun. i A GOOD-WISH ROSE. "A clever Idea was carried out at a recent 'shower' for a bride-to-be," says Woman's Home Companion. "In the Invitation each guest was request ed to send in, prior to the party, a wish for the bride. The hostess made a beautiful large whlta p?.p:r ' CJ3 . o as x cm c S3 i. E3 2 US u Favorite liccipe For Cream I'ie. Cream Pie. For crust: Six tablespoons of buttermilk, two of lard, a pinch of salt and enough flour to roll thin, put in tins and bake light brown. For pie: Put one pint of sweet milk on the stove to heat; beat togethsr the yolks of four eggs, four tablespoons ot flour, one cup of sugar, small lump of butter. Juice. of one lemon o.- any flavoring preferred; beat well and Btlr into tha milk, and let boll until thick, stirring constantly. Let cool a little and put In the baked crusts, and spread meringue over the top, made by beating whites ot four eggs very stiff, add three-fourths cup of sugar; put in stove and let become a light brown. ThU will make two pies. Home and Farm. rose, and before putting It together Bhe wrote on each petal a wUh and the name of the wisher. As is usual in most cases, some ot the guests forgot to send in a wish, but brought one with them, and others wrote them after they arrived. For this purpose a large 'paper rosebud had been made, into which the wishes were slipped, and the bud twined up again. The guest of honor was charmed with tho roso and rosebud, nnd said that she should always keep It as a pleasant reminder of her friends, whora she was soon to leave for a new home In a distant city." TRAINED LIBRARIANS. Of all the fields In which to sow her energies the well-educated but otherwise untrained girl who sudden ly faces the problem of self-support will find the modern library one of the most promising, says Anna S. Rich ardson. So far the profession is not overcrowded and the good worker is in demand. Some librarians hold lhat in the library there is never any great goal in sight for the very able and ambitious. It does not give an opportunity for the expression of Individuality, like the arts, the scien ces and the law. But taking the pro fession as a whole It Is the ideal one for the girl who Is tontent with rou tine work, a comfortable salary and the ability to Berve her fellow men In a capacity which can never bo termed mean, narrow or menial. The modern librarian must be trained, and In New York the public library maintains a training cencol In con nection Willi the Muhlenberg Branch in West Twenty-third street, and each anr.rentlre ha3 the seme hours and routine as the paid assistant,-and at, the end of the library year takes her j first examination, wncn jsne may ue appointed an assistant i at $40 a month. Two years later she takes a second eiamlnatlon which entitles her to $30 a month, and a year later she takes her third and last exami nation, which will entitle her to the post of head librarian at a salary ranging from $80 to $90, according the library in which Bhe 1b placed. Women who desire to enter this train ing school must be between eighteen : and thirty-five years of age; they nist have a four-year high school education or Its equivalent, and a reading knowledge of both French and German, while greatly to their y advantage will be a speaking knowl-' edge of German. ; MOUNTAINS IN YOUR ROOM. . .... . . i i . t . . xi j uu live m me cny, u juu In an ofllce and sigh for the moun tains wLich you have no opportunity to see, hang pictures of them a.1 around you. If you care more for the sea, an It is Impossible for you to got to U. put sea pictures wherever your eyes rest wnen juu iuuk u,i i.uni juux work during the day. These rest the eyes and th brain, and pleaso the Imagination more thai ' you have any Idea of if you hivon't tried it. The idea has b;en recommended ' by specialists who nsl: a good deal o money for the advice. You can try at little expense. All you ncsd is to buy cheap pi tures of mountain and tea, or c'' them out of advertisements. Rati road books are full of them. Tb shops offer them, crudely done, a' small prices. It Is not necessary to fram ' Their efTect on a tired brain as good as though the fra. added. Simply pin them to , , wherever your eyes rest the c The quiet, the faint coloring, iu your imagination, win give ,tiu hanpy moment. If you are a seam stress put the pictures over your ma chine and when you have a spare tea minutes, gaze upon thera. If you are a bookkeeper, working hours on grim figures, experiment with a picture over your desk. If you are shut in a small houso for the summer, with nothing to look on but the dreary dust of the streets, put Vies? pictures In your kitchen or your sawing room, or wherever you are when the day seems most unbearable. Don't wish you were there. Just helleve you are there. Philadelphia ,e. gor. Dotted net Is much used for the big, draped crowns. A hat entirely of white chip is trimmed in soft pink ribbon and lace. Tulle Is, though perishable, one ot the most successful trimmings for tha hat. The top of the large high crown may bo rough, light, pure whlte straw. Roses are first favorites In mllli nery, and indeed throughout the pro vince. One bonnet of dotted net had a large crown and rather narrow brim frills. Rose color in all its delicious shades Is the season's color par ex cellence. An old time shape that consorts charmingly with a pretty face and a muslin frock is of flexible straw. The linen cretonne so much used for trimming suits nnd coats make up fashionablly with chiffon cloth. Frills of lace set under the brim and falling on the hair are a recent fancy more odd than pretty as a rule. Pleated skirts for tennis or yacht ing mount high above the waist tn curving lines and meet a surah sash. A wide scarf and knot of blac'i taffeta often trims a hat, and one) chic model has a wreath of cornftow tr3 and wheat Instead of the scarf. The feathery seed balls of dande lions have been wonderfully repro duced by the makers of artificial flow- ers, and beautiful nil white hats ar effectively trimmed in these and In clouds of white tulle. Even the frock of linen Is ma3 with its waistline raised high as alls: frocks are made, and if it Is cut with open neck and short sleeves a gulmp of net cut with the new close Ions sleeves is worn with It. An Vnfortunnte Misnmli'rstiindlna;. ; I had to leave my last situation be cause the missus said they were going-' to lead the sinful life, and they, wouldn't want any servants about tha place. Bellman.