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For the a1 !)ildrcri On Visit. When I ko to ii y CI run mii'e an She Rets done RlKln' me. I wonder wiuil'i to liupp'-n nex , , (Dun't have to 'cits no cokien At Oram'ma'i-no. elr-ue.) Mv Ornm'ma, lie puts nn ,,"r pfCt Tlint's soil 'at she ean "; More llko Ills father ;v r '";, My Don't favor Mm ma folks., u " ' A inlte, It 'i)fai to nie. Mv Ornm'pa. when we K" outdoor. To elve th' home ee'l bam door Ftanils me up Walnut III blf "r. " ,OII18 An' nmik. It where I've i " "'8 niore. I'm "groivln' like a weed. Wv c-.ramma knows It's dicffle hard For buv folks like mi' To have to mop an' take a nap. An' so I slwp rlKlit on her lap. An' after we go If Mr. C.lncernn.ip 1 home ' He has a roun , tin house M An' I van "help mys-;'f to om An' mua'nt iliop a flnnle num. So not to call 111' mouse. Mv Gram'rn fays I'll hell' m loU If 1 11 ln.:if round an ,,,il.rifre.-n With po.k-t's Kot h'.s "UJ,"" An' p( Ve.:n'.ntf 1 know he -in HS tuady; euiue's ' Wn I'm all Rrow'd tip bl 1 uon't know w'li-n 1 H b"T A ijinin'ma i.r a tiiani pa. use Thevie Ijof o KojiJ to inc. -Marie Ixulse To...pklnJ, In Harper! Weekly. My Lady'c Clothes. A color barred game for girls is t .jv1. ninthrs." or "Dressing the Ladv." Tho players first deeldo on what colors shall be forbidden; per haps blue, black and pink. The first plave r then asks the next. "How shal mv iadv be circled for the ball?' and tho answer must contain no mention of these colors. This question goes around the ring, no article being al lowed to be mentioned twice. Any one using the forbidden colors must pay any penalty suggested by the leader of tho game Philadelphia Record. "Not a bit of It." iie replied. "You see, the daddy-longlegs ha to go about among tho long gra3s a good deal. In fact, tho egg he cornea out of Is urually laid way down near tho root3, bo one of tho first things a lit tle daddy has to learn Is how to go right on If he gets tangled up, and lot his limb stay In tho trap If It has to. He Is r,eally tougher than ho looks, and though you enn almost see through him, the farmers In certain places call him 'leather Jacket.'" Susan was holding the leg while Henry was talking. "I'm glad I didn't hurt Mm," she said, "and I will keep this till we go home, for he may come bacK to find It." But to their best knowledge ho nev er did. W. I.. S., In Youth's Companion. The "Dream 8tory." The hour beforo supper was called tho story time by tho little Simpson children, and It was such a happy time; for they were tired then of play, and It was delightful to get close to mother or Aunt Trances, and hear the stories read or told. Mother usually rend the stories out of their books, nnd the children took turns In select ing those they wanted read. But Aunt Frances always told them storlc3 that she knew or made up. or about some thing that hai happened during the day. One day she said It would be nice to form a little story club, and all take turns telling the stories. So the children were always on the watch for a little story to tell at the club. Moth er said it would bo nice to write down some of the stories, and then she would read them. The children thought It would be great fun to hear one of their own stories, Just like a real story from a book. The flrt one that was written down was told by Bessie. She went In town ono afternoon with Aunt Frances, to visit her Aunt Sarah, and after dinner Aunt Sarah said: "Bessie, don't you want to take Bobs out for a run? Tho poor dog does not get any exercise, now that John Is :iv i ." "Bobs" was a little white woolly dot;, and Bessie always liked to talio him out. So she put on her hat and got Eobs' chain, and they started off ii n the avtnue. All of a oudden IJobs pulled on his chain, nnd would not go any farther. Eobs was Buch a funny little dog! He" would trot along as fast as ever, and then, without warn ing, ho would stop and pull on his chain, and you would simply have to pick him up and take hhn along for a little, when he would run all right again. This time Bobs had refused to budge, as usual; and Bessie always said, that If it had not been for his stubbornness there would not have been any story to tell. She had stooped down to pick Bobs up, when she saw a five cent piece lying on the side walk, and she said aloud, "Why, there's five cents!" and, picking It up, she looked all round, and was Just going to take another step, when she saw a ten cent piece. She could not . , nVfti.tlnfl 'Tr.n onto'" nnd she 1 iuur a . Iieip BllvuiwiB aw. v...-. v... tVia HoHenn river. We saw a large i,.i,j ihnt nn And thpn whnt do VOU ship from the south which was tied j gupDOse Bhe saw lying all about? Pen- ill mi n ekcls ana aimes: ueii bud Dean Swift's Sally. Once during a Journey on foot Dean Swift stopped ot a roadside tavern, or alehouse, to obtain some refresh ment. The landlady was so busy chat ting with and serving several wagon ers, whom she evidently thought su perior persons to the dusty and road stained dean, that she obliged him to wait her pleasure to serve him. While waiting Dean Swift walked about the front of the house, and, observing that It was called "The Three Crosses" owing to tho fact that it was at tho three Intersecting roads leading to various cttlt-3 he took from his pocket a diamond-and cut on each pane of glass in the best room In the house the following: "To the landlord: There hang threo crosses at thy door. Hang up thy wife and she'U make four." Washington Star. They Walked the Plank. T.nsr Rnmlnv afternoon a friend and I took a walk along the railroad track3 QU2EXS fSC TYPEWRITERS. It is -e port ad that Queen Alexan dra of Easlnnd, Queen Maud of Nor way, the Czarina and tne yueeu m Portugal are all fond of using the typewriter In corresponding with their intimates. It is probable that nil of them put together do not ueo the machine as much as Carmen Sylva, the Queen of Roumanla, who rattles off her poems and stories on a typewriter. SNAKE OPAL LUCKY. A K.nnVa n ,1 X I H milfit hfl Htl inVal" uable possession. It is the "lucky stone" of the Mojave Indians, who say It frlghtsns away had luck. The stcne Is not beautiful, but might ap peal to those who like "gems" that are "different." It Is Baid that tho Indians never allow these stones to Ipnvn the tribe if they can help It, and will not part with one for any consideration. Tradition has made the stone one of good omen, but that counts for little, as tradition Is gen erally hooted at In the present day, and wherever It raises Its head other stones than snake opals are shied at It. Perhaps some superstitious bridge player, however, will try to get hold of a snake opal and try us em cacy. Pittsburg Dispatch. RJ331TKES FOR RUDE WOMEN. Men often confess to deliberate plans for checking feminine rudeness. When women tread upon their heels and do not take the trouble to apol ogize, they pay them back In a sim ilar coin, adding a polite word of re gret meant to teach them a lesson. When women refuse to lift trailing skirts men walk upon them regard less of damage, but with apologies which cannot be overlooked by any women with the least pretense of good breeding. A woman who at tempts to crowd Into seating space that will not nearly accommodate her fares well enough with the women who are rendered miserable, but 13 likely to remember the conduct of the men on either side of her. Nobody has the least sympathy for her; on the contrary there is considerable tie- To remember her life I. . mon as con.pnied I j . inVo nor 10 piauva , . nnt or for an outing in the country us freouently ns convenient. Th. girl who endeavors to repay In a BlUhf measure what she owes her mo he will be most popular with hese who are worth consideration, .Sen to one. her life will be a sue cesaful one. SHALL WOMEN SMOKE? . in' nni t if wUa for women iu -w - It wise iui tww.-.. - . force a public acknowledgement of equality with men in u- - niflcar.t thing as puoue """'"" r course It Is right for women who own property to be able to protec'. ?, i ,. dr. men In the same po sition and to have a voice in the gov ernment under wmcn u v -they want it. Those are big and seri ous affairs worthy the attention of dignified women. Cut to filth for the prlvihse of smoklrg in rhllc or eating at res'.aurtnts where th? man agement has E-en fit to rfrnw a Ine with good reason, probably is not consistent with dignity, or, as one man put it, with self-respect. If women want lo smoke they ivilyee. but not in public, because It Is conspicuous and defies convention. On the same prin ciple that a drunken woman Is a thou sand tlm?s more repulsive than a man in the fame condition a woman who flies In the face of convention is a noxious spectacle to delicately bred women nnd fastidious men. They cannot understand the derire of un escorted women to break down a rule which was probably made to keep out an objectionable feminine ele ment. Tht-v know that there are many places, very many where women alone or in crowds are warmly wel comed. Boston Traveler. Fashion Note. Fatin buttons are popular. Silk will be much worn, noi. ... for linings, but in dresses. Miniature fans, more playthings, are made of peacock feathers. The long sleeves on t'ue dainty lace S3 - Turkey Omelet. Separate the yolks from the whites ot six eggs and to the yolks add six tablcspoonfuU of cold water. Eeat, season with 6alt and pepper; whip whites to a stiff froth nnd fold in the oik3; beat for five minutes, then beat in a cup of turkey meat minced as finely as possible and mixed with two tablespoonfuls of flour. Have pan moderately hot, pour in two tablespoonfuls of butter, then turn in the e?g mixture and cook until a light brown. Without turning, set in the oven to dry. light in the spectacle of deserved punishment. Women have much to gain by being pleasant and well-bred, but they cannot all be brought to the point of believing it. Pittsburg Dispatch. to a wharf. As we wished to board it we called to a sailor whom we saw on Jeck. He then helped us over (as the distance was too grt-at to Jump alone) and took us all over the Bhlp, showing us the kitchens, cabins and state rooms. Everything was as neat as wax. We met the captain, who was a Jol ly old gentleman. The sailors were all dressed in white from tip to too. They treated us to some delicious tropical rruit. which I assure you we both en Joyed. When we were ready to leave they put up a board, and for tho first time we walked the plank. We then went, home, after having had a most delightful, afternoon. Rosalind Dun kin, in the New York Tribune. ' "" The Daddy-Long-Legs. The children were down in the big meadow, having a picnic supper near the' brook beneath a large elm tree. "Oh, see what 1'ce got!" exclaimed Su san, who' was very adventurous, and not afraid of any Insects or strange onimnia thnt came near her. Just as - she spoke and the others turned to see what she had, she cried, "He's gone, but he's left his leg behind!" "How cruel you are, Susan," said Sammy, "to pull off his leg! What was he?" Susan looked very sober indeed as 6he regarded the delicate wiry Insect's leg that remained In her hand. "t was a daddy-long-legs, and he walked over my sandwich and then stopped, so I took hold of him to see what he was like. I didn't mean to pull this off." ; no- ht hrother Henry said. "Don't bo too sorry, Susan. He doesn't care, you know." "Doesn't be?" asked the girl. "Why not?" "Why, you see, he is made with his legs hitched on very lightly, so that he can leave oneor two behind if he has to." "Oh, Heury," cried, the children, "you must be Joking." saw all the money, she thought she must be dreaming. She could not pick up the money, for it did not belong to her, nor did the five cent piece or tne ten cent piece that were in her pock et, and she did so wish somo one would come along and tell her what to do. Just then she heard somebody run ning up tho street, and, looking up, eaw two men, all out of breath, talk ing and' making their hands go at a great rate. They rushed up to the spot where she was standing and did not seem to see her in their eagerness to pick up the money. Then Bessie saw how it all had happened, for during dinner she had heard a street piano playing outside, and these were the men who had been playing It. When people gave them money, they rut It In a little tin box, and It must have dropped oft. That was what Aunt Frances thought. The men did not stop to tell Hessie aDout It pernaps because they did not speak t-ngns':. Dut, when she took out the five-cent piece and the ten-cent piece, and gave them to the men, they both took off their hats and bowed and bowed and said, "Tanks! Tanks!" Bessie ran breathless into tne house and told her aunts, and they said it was quite an adventure. "Won't it be' a good story for the club!" said Bessie. "I think it will," said Aunt Frances. And, when mother wrote It down, she called it, "The Dream Story," by Bessie Simpson. Catherine S. Foster, in Youth's Companion. Repartee. John Brassfield had been Interrupt ing the conversation for some time. "You are drunk," et last said Bill Slncaller. in , disgust. "I am pot drunk," replied John indignantly, "and If I was sober you would not say a thing to me." "If you were so ber," said pill, "you would know yon were drunk." Vlneland (Kan.) IVfia. GIRLS SHOULD REPAY MOTHERS WITH KINDNESS. What does a girl "owe" her mother? To manifest an interest in what ever affects or amuses her. To seek the mother's comfort and pleasure in all things, before one's own, says the New York Sun. Not to forget, though she may he old and wrinkled, she still loves pret ty things. Frequently to make her simple gifts, and be sure that they are ap nrnnrlnt nnd tasteful. To remember sho Is still a girl nt heart, eo far as delicate llitle atten tions are concerned. To give her full confidence and avoid meriting her disapproval. To lift the many buraens irom shoulders that have grown stooped, perhaps, 'in waiting upon her girls and working for them. Never by word or deed to signify that the daughter's world and hers differ, or that one feels the mother is out of date. To study her tastes and habits, her IP.es and dislikes, and cater to them in an unobtrusive way. Tn hear natiently with all her Jit- lln neeullaritles and infirmities, which after all may be the result of a life of care and toil. Tn defpr to her oninions. even if they do seem antiquated, and not ob trusively to possess the wisdom of one's college education. To do one's best in keeping the mother youthful In appearance as well as In spirit by overseeing her costume and the little details of her toilet. Not to Bhock her by turning into ridicule her religious prejudices If they happen to be at variance with one's own advanced ideas,. To introduce to her one's friends and enlist her sympathies In one's projects, hopes and plans, that once again she may revive her own youth. If she be no longer able to take her accustomed narts in the fcousfhold duties, never allow her to feel that she is superfluous or hrs lost her lm-1 portnnce as the central factor of the home. I and net waists are calling for short gloves. Have you noticed that satin rather than taffeta is used as strapping oa the finer voile skirts? It Is noticeable that the Jumper ef fects are being continued even on the choicest of costumes. So fashionable are capes for even ing that manv models that ore In J reality cloaks are styled capes. A pretty style is to carry a scarf ot filmy material to be swung loosely 1 across the back and over the hands. I Hatpins were never more tlabor- ate than now. Lou? spiral heads, In amber, tortoise, silver and gold, are shown. Round-pointed wings characterize VALUABLE FERTILIZER. Wood ashes are hardly apprecJatcj'' B3 a valuable fertilizer of all kludi of fruit trees. If a gallon la piaw4 around the base of each tree it m kill and prevent insects of ail kinds and Increase the formation and qui. ity of the fruit. Farmer's Home journal. i SELF-STERILE APPLES. Apples are often self -sterile Deed cross pollination. In order t,J secure cross pollination of two var. ettes care must be taken to select such as blossom at the Bame time. Eees are the chief agents in pollen transfer. The wind does not trani. port pollen to an appreciable estent, Farmer's Home Journal. GRASS IN THE ORCHARD. Tn nnr annle orchard we leavs strip of grass six or eight feet wide between the trees so that we can drive over the land In the spring with our heavy sprayers. W's get very high color, noticeable particular ly with our Baldwin apples; even tte small fruit bears this high color. Wlllard Hopkins, in the American Cultivator. FERTILIZER IS ESSENTIAL. The secret of a successful vegetable garden is to keep the ground occu pied with a crop. As soon as one crop is harvested, start another. Plan coc salve nlanting of the vegetable that grow quickly, so that they may ba enjoyed fresh throughout the summer. Lessons learned this year should be treasured for next spring. 11 mil often be found that soil must be prei pared In a special manner for the 1x1 surr-fss with some crops. Stiff clJT soils must bo plowed or spajsd thor ouglily and this should be done In the fall in those localities whore the ground freezes, as the thaw and free: lng help to break up the soil in fine I particles. In places where a rich and sandy I soil is found and no freezing takes place, plowing may he dono !a the Knl'inp The ground must be thoroughly fortilized each season and the bsst fertilizer Is well rotted barnyard r.i nir.e. which Viould not contain sh! Ins or sawdust. Chicken, pigeon and sheep manure are also good fer tilizers. Too. little attention to water 13 given by many gardeners. Con siderable expense in providing Irriga tion means is warranted. It will be found wise to start many seeo3 In doors In the spring. They may be planted in window boxes, sown In rows with each row labeled. Plants started in the house or in hot bed must be hardened off before trans planting to the open ground. mai anapolls News. I ; the new linen collar of the well i dressed man if a standing collar is ' becoming to him. I A suit of dull green hroa icloth has i a coat opening over a chamois skin ' vest. Though suggestive cf a lung ! protector. It is pretty. ! A turban of black fox Is trimmed w-lth orange leaves and blossoms and ! unripe fruit presumably unripe, for ! it is small and green, j The immense hat will not bo worn i by the American woman to the thea Itre, as Carller invented the hood to take the place of a hat :or Paris women. Afternoon blouses will be fancier by way of finish, and many evening frocks will have mousquetnire sleeves of chiffon, closely following tho lines ot the arms. Again, long, close-fitting mitten cuffs of lace will be a fn vnrpn mnrin eo that these added to quite short oieeea win urmg mat necessary part of the gown up to date. Popular runabout hats, to be worn wVi autumn suits, are of satin In some shade of brow n, chaudron, blue or gray, trimmed with bands of satin, velvet piped and longquills or plumes, but to be ultra mart these should be In one tone. "I Force of Habit, wire, that you'fl try not to be so absent-minded wien we are dining out." "Eh? What have I done now?" "Why, when tlie fjostesg, asked you If you'd haVe some more pudding you replied that,.owlpg to a tremendous pressure on your space, you were compelled to decline." Tit-Bits. GROWING THE DAHLIA. i As the first essential for growing i the dahlia the ground should be thor- i oughly cultivated to the depth of j eight or ten inches. It piameu m l.lllc Iho lata shnnld be ciVCR B I depth of fully six inches; they should j be laid horizontally in the soil ia place of vertically, so that the tuber ! at the sprout should be not less than I six inches below the surface. The new tubers all form and mae tueir growth nt the base of the crown of the old tub3r. If planted as advised there will always be moisture enough in the soil to keep tho plant contin ually growing. After the tubers are placed it is well to cover the sprout an Inch or so with soil before usin? any fertilizer or dressing. It is not wis to use too much Btlmulant at first. After the plants get to the Bta?e of throwing out buds it Is well then to make another application, either in liquid or raw state; this should be applied around the plant on top of the soil from si:: inches to two feet. One great point to be eonsk.erea he fore the plant gsts to Its fiowe.-.n? Btaie is the cultivation of the In order to obtain the best.!"11 from the dahlia, the soil should be kept thoroughly cultivated eitner with a hand hoe or with a horse cul tivator. After your plants begin to show signs of flowering it is not well to rultivntn th. n this is very apt to Injure the plant through the cutting or many of the new tubers, i"u" weakening the growth, and In man? cases causing the plant to wilt In th' hot sun, something from which It will take a long time to recover. Tb dahlia will do well on any kind ol soil if properly treated. It. grown on heavy soil it is well to uief w ground bone meal, and nothing but Btaple fertilizers should be usee". on light sandy soil It is well to use some stable dressing also ground hone meal can be used with good effect. a this Is the soil that Just suits ths db 11a. but good cultivation, is the m' point in getting first class results, lot there Is no plant that is more respon sive to cultivation and good treat ment than the dahlia, and if proper ly cultivated it will produce more Bowers than any other plant In the garden. Indianapolis Iws. .