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jMsm irons raowaisy i
WHEN Sylvia Waa brought to ua
aba waa hardly mora than a
baby, and ona of tha prat
tleat babies you evar aaw.
Bba waa a gray aqulrrel, with a
saucy, frisking, bushy tall and lovsly.
big, dark eyea two .narka of baauty
highly esteemed In squirrels.
If Sylvia WA8 only a baby, she waa
a vary Independent one, with a strong
will of her own. which she first mani
fested by stating firmly (not vary
gently, either) that handling Waa
most dlstaateful to her, and that a
cage waa quite too r-retched an affair
for her to honor with her presence.
Like moat babies, she usually had
bar own Way. Her sharp yellow teeth
wore as good as a
PLEASE DO NOT HANDLE
aign. And aha waa ao much mora
happy and beautiful whan let out of
her cage to leap from chair to ohalr
and go scrambling over tha curtains
than when standing on her hind feet
a lonely little prisoner, with her noaa
against the bars, that we never shut
her up If wo could And a.i Ona will
tag to wafoh her.
We alwaya felt that, wa belonged to
Sylvia mora than Sylvia belonged to
ua She seldom permitted ua to put our
hands on her. but would crawl aa over
us. and when ahe happened to .he Jn
one of her playful mooda aha would bite
Snd ecrateh our hands Juat aa a playful
ttle kitten would do.
Then. too. ahe looked on us as the
chief source of nute-craoksd
you please. It wa dared r-,r,lun:
bracked onea, aha firmly Po"5. tb
back Into our handa and patted our
fingers down over them-a reproofwhlch
we could not help but understand.
Once she hid a nut In a lady's hair
and abstracted In Its stead a bone halr-
THERL once was a cv nv-
tfE3to cat waa he:
When the othat kittana their
And cb'sedlS"; UlU and IroUckad
i and ran.
He shook his head
And severely aald:
"Such frolics uro not for nar
But, why." aakl I to the stately oat.
Do you never Join the funT
If yoa always alt and raopa Uka that.
Each day you'll grow mora aieepy and
Come, don't be a snail.
Go, ohaae tout taBt
.Mb,; "1 aA'TOOT HONgl
"What did you do with that letter
that waa on my tableT" asked a man
of the colored boy who duata hla office.
"I tuck It to de postofflce. aab. and put
it In de hole." .
What did yon do that fort Didn't
you see there waa ao address on tha
envelope T" ,., , .
"I aaw there was no writin' on de
'velope, but I 'lowed yer did dat on pur
poss. so's I couldn't tell who yer waa
HERB la an extremely amusing
Place two persons on their
knees, oppoalte to one another;
each Is to kneel on one knee, with the
other leg in the air.
Give one of them a lighted candle, re
questing him to light that of the other
Sirson. This la exceedingly difficult to
o, both being poised delicately on ona
knee and liable to tumble on the slight
Oet a good -si sad cork or bung.
' Upon It place a small lighted candle.
Then aat It afloat In a pall of water.
Next, lower an Inverted drinking glass
down over the light and push it .care
fully down Into the water. Tou will see
the candle burn under water.
Can you tell what causes this phe-
H you Uka a large pickle bottle, cut
off the bottom and uaelt It PUoe of the
drinking glaae. the candle will burn
much longer under water.
Can you tell whyT
Have you ever tested what they call
the permutation tableT
Take tea blank cards, and on them
writ the figures VjVi , J, I,
and o. respectively. MMM ,n ,h" Jol
lowing manner: Slip off 1 and 2; above
then put I and 4; under these four
cards place t. and ffflph. at the top
of the pack put t add . and the 0 card
at the bottom. -
Shuffle aa often aa you please Jn the
same manner. At each new shuffle you
will have a different order, but after
the seventh shuffle you will find them
back In the original order again. Try
It and see If the cards do not come in
the following orders:
First ehuflle-8, , t. 4, L i, , , 7, 0
necona inumn, t, , , s, a, i. i. o, o.
t. a, . i, e.
t (ths original order).
1 Tricks And GaafncsT
i nird snutne i, , a, , b.
, shuffle 9, L I. f, 2, S, 6, 7, I, 0,
Fifth sbu?ne--7. i.l, I. t 1,1,1. , k
Sixth shuffle-. , t 4, 7, . . r t,
Seventh shuffle-l. L L A s, a, I, s, a.
pin. which, etronge salt JJSl.tS?
regarded as t5oto-t J
and gobbled "'iA Mt Ue oiy
We huBW Man J5E2JLv-. of
odd who Stood in wholeaomi awe ox
Mi fcrvto's itait JW 1?
tarrier. tOO POOT . HUM
mid of her. and
from room to iw
would run yelping
tjyivia imiwo a..
family ett, had
person, ana, too,
. I. was MA
might MW PSjj v-wie.-a
frr cTaiaamd to aay, "Walt
and 'amct the branches of an
WMi.?eeatgrew In the yard
n ff one oi us "... ,v.
" rrr 7. mnartii over tne
wouia - r- -h
"y.r. -K- .m iiiHt within reacn;
limbs n't TV" mt ,mpudant whlak of
l",lK till ahe would dart to the
her love y tell. ... chattering
roguishly. .venlna. Madam
n tB .ai aaoeared on the scene.
Ointar auW appaaa o h gn
0""-niOn0 ccTuld stop her
ana dbiv a. Ai rule
"""IlFand ?rbawhSe swnSc.
he?' little Innocent In.
teorVUtUe Sylvia! 1 this to be the
end of your venm,' f oUcwe
gw'e put our hands over our era
, from aeelng the alght.
was a sudden whtr-r-r ejruaUe,
sv! Down me u" .11'
RiV h.r dlantty for once cnw w
big with terror! She
winds ana ww. 1
dik wiiii . ' . :
Z fRlrTv routed, aad If ever a equirjw.
II ever "
ahe leaped nlla-
WlaeV s - - -
Bm-'- ' iTl. a. . .v
rioualy rrom. ouf n vi, v"-f.,nn lat,.
down, we pvu ,T rrC. -,ia. her
her uaual return to It.
.h waa luatlv Indlg-
nant at Madam Olnger s assauiv ui
h"? waaiSiV bored by our aoclety
we ahall aterer know. We never aaw
bDonTjw think aha probably found
bar war back to the woods and la this
vSrV aturnS T storing away nuts for a
fMOf ofSttla SylvUaT fn that caae
Ar. vau auDDoae cracks the nuts
th aaucv ladv? C. M.
The game of Natlona described by aire.
Mnacott in her book on entertaining Is
0provde each guest with a list of
questions, with spares left for the an
swers. The answers consist of words
ending fn -N-A-T-I-O-N." Here are
the questions and the answers:
L A popular flower L Carnation
S. Unrultnesa 2. Inau'.iordlnatlon
, a gift for char- i. Donation
A Installation of a A Coronation
5. kc'h o 1 u tion or 5. Determination
C Murder of an 1 Assassination
7. Fancy or mental 7. Imagination
8. Making anything 1 Explanation
clear ... ...
. Operation to pre- a. Vaccination
vent smallpox '
10. Giving up an of- 10. Realgnatlon
1L Joining or put-'lL Combination
ting togethes ..,.
U. Naming of oan- ! Nomination
Prises decorated with national colors
would be suitable.
Here la a excellent game to play on
Bnndsv Suppose your family all en
Sage in it. It wUl be just as attraotlve
toifather and mother as to thd Utile
Prepare a sheet of paper for each
plaTerTwlth the following rhymed ai-
PA atands for A-. noble aad fair.
B la forV-. whose ass had a scare.
C la for C- who his brother did slay.
ST. for D- Drayefful three time, a
i. for E . who by ravens waa tea.
F is for who. trembled with areaa.
a is for O , wno naa a m w.
H is for H-. both trloky and Wand.
I la for I-. last of hla race,
3 la for J-. who painted her face.
K Is for K-, a daughter of Job.
L u for lA who wore Us priest's
roft'im far M--. who had seven devils.
N is for N- who eadaped many evlla.
o la for O-n. who did run avray.
? U for the P-. who taught us to
pIQri, far the Q-. who same from the
??Va fur R whom Joseph did feast.
a i, for 8, killed by a atone.
t la for T-. of .whom little la known.
U ft for U-. killed In the flght,
V for the V-, without any Wht
W la for W , whose cruse never failed.
X was the letter at which wo all
""was the T- man who buUd the Mar.
Z waa who tried to climb higher.
las If ths plsysra can nil the blanks
with Bible namea that will fit the letter
and also Ue meaning. In several oases
there Is a choice of several namea, but
In most oasee only one name will apply.
The answers usually given are aa fol
lows: Abigail. Balaam, Cain. Deniei.
BHJaS. rails. Gideon. Hanan. lehabod.
iesebel, Ksrsnboppook Levi Noah.
Onealmua, Publican Queen, Reuben,
Stephen. Tltue. Uriah. Vlrgina, Widow.
Toung (man), Zacoheua.
A Lesson in Gallantry
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EVEBY country has iU own customs, many of which kro very ouriotu snd picturesque. And some coun
triee, like the United Stktes, are so large that the customs of one section are quite different Irem
those of another section of the same country. .
For instance, it is only in cerUin parts of the South that a young man, when he wishes a young
lav 's company to a party, asks her if he may "tote her" to the function. No young man in any other part of
the" South or in the North or East or West would think of using the expression unless as a joke.
Polly Evans cannot tell you what phrases this handsome Latin gentleman employed to invite hia lady
love to visit the village fair with him. But they were beautiful, soft, Italian words, you may be sure, Jjor
everything connected with the Lati races is picturesque And Beppo Ipoks especially so
Would you boys be as gallant as Beppo, do you think, and foot it yourselves up and down the mountain
Dasscs leading the donkey upon which you have enthroned your lady love?
Pwhans you have no lady love as yet, and you certainly have neither donkeys nor mountain passes.
But you meet with girls and women every day. YOU do-sut le ahem stand in the aisles and suffer from the
Tough jolting of the cars, do you! YOU do not fail to uncover your head in the presence of ladies, do you!
That's right that's the gentleman, boys! '
Ux ittlo Africanders At School
tfitm t ...... nma.a lit IIMniImM aklaAVes- UUL It iUUaL.it III W at IX I lib ill u Af
Si i'H atrahae slant as- we wuu.u
if we S Ska nflr.hll tW '
moralM aad r ac rose the Atlantic
to the shores of Africa!
We would find thousands of naked lit
tle Africanders reciting Golden Texts In
Tomorrow morning we would go down
their rude streets between their queer
thatched hlghlted hflts and find
many of tho little youngsters In day
school, learning their lessons all the way
from A, B, C up to the second reader.
Some of them would be naked aa this
boy In the front seat, others half dress
ed aad otherB fully dressed.
Taates differ down there In that hot
country eome boys and glria dressing
(or undreeeing) for comfort. oUera for
These echoola are only few and far
between aa yet. for there are not nearly
enoiigh missionaries and government
teachers In that vast continent to In
struct the mllllona of children now
growing up down there. The teachers
report that, considering how many cen
turies of densest ignorance these chil
dren have for thaw ancestry, they take
to learning pretty well. But. of course,
they are not quick and Intelligent like
you children who have an educated an
.Almost all the echoola are doing a
Vbry aenalble thing. Indeed, for those
little Africanders they are teaching
handicrafts, such aa bookbinding,
typesetting carpentry, hrickmaklng,
shoemaklng, and so on-whlch are the
things they need much more than book
1 earning, at present.
What a difference between the -perleneee
these children are having
and that of thetr grandparents, in
the old days the children were In
dally danger of being snatched away
THE success of "Robinson Crusoe"
waa doubOess the reason why. In
The Swlaa Family Bobinaon,
Johann Budolf von Wyse, a Swiss pro
fessor, early in the tost eentury eet
forth the experiences-of a family caet
away on an island untrodden by the
foot of man. it Is the only survivor of
many Imitations of "Robinson Crusoe.
In a atory enUUed "Crueoe in New
York," the Rev. Dr. JBdward atverett
Hale UH I" amusing fashion how a
' man Ihrad alone In a vacant lot sur
rounded by a high board fence In tho
heart of the great city.
The story is told of the oBgtctm
noisy rooster who Muned the S!"n,c"
ous bird Robinson. When asked the
reason for this designation, he replied:
"I did it because be crew so. '
Thli niaVbl plrall.l br thjjstory of
the ben and the former paster of
To a ben. said the treat Brooklyn praehert
dear. rouJre abiauUful crsature
And SaweVs the ben reward eeoher.
Harry (at dinner)!
-nav I ask you a question?
Mamma Certainly, dear. What la it?
Little Harry Why do Ue eat eoup
first, and than fish? la It so the fish
can go In swimming?
A Camel's Baak.
A camel can easily carry a weight of
IDtO pounds on Its back, about four times
as much aa a horse can carry. The
camel begins work at the age of A and
Is useful for half a century; the horee,
aa a rule, la nearly played out at the
age of U.
lrom tuuir uomes by Uendlsn slave-
dealera, and being sold into dreadful
slavery In some far-distant land.
No one except an occasional mission
ary dreamed then of trying to teach
the children a little learning and some
Bogey Nursery Rhyme
Croaspatch. draw Ue latch.
Sit by Ue Are and spin.
Take a oup, and drink It up.
And call the bogles in.
De) Ton KnowP
That boaa and pythons, two kinds of
large anakes, have t pairs of rtbat
Thai even grass will not grow well
under the shade of treee?
That young blackbirds look very much
like little thrushes?
That when wild pigeons settle on a
tree, they take a good look round from
Ue top branches before they flutter
Sow on the lower branches to sleep?
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ricanders are going to grow up Into
Intelligent, useful citisena, who- will
help to make Africa a wonderful, civ
ilized and rich country Instead of a
wilderness full of savages and wild
Shoes in Constantinople
TURKISH ahoea. Ilka Japaneae
ehoea. are purposely made so
loose fitting aa to be easily
slipped on and off. i. ,
Kor every time a Turkish boy or girl
enters a house or ahop, a mosque or
the school building, he muat doff hla
street shoe and don a sort of toe
slipper made of wood or leather.
Isn"t It a queer custom? But they
think ue quite aa queer to take off
our hata and keep on our ahoea. They
never Ulnk of removing their hata.
The shoe shops of Constantinople
consist of a sort of platform two or
three feet high and not much over
ten feet wide, covered with carpet
or a mat. with cushions to Bit on, and
a little cubbyhole behind that la all.
The shopkeeper site cross-legged on
his cushion, amoking hla Turklah
pipe. Hla customer alts on a chair
outside and -Inspects the
of shoes that are on display long
. . .n ma, tana tor tha
bath, red shoes for Armenlana. blue
batn rea inun iu. ". - - -
Knee for Greeks, black .hoee for
Jews, alippora made of fur. Bilk, vel
vet and brocade, .mbrotderad "sllp-
pera. gold ana gem
etWnenhe bae made hla eholce he
points to the shoee he wants, and I Ibt
shopkeeper leisurely reachoe for them.
He la In no hurry to sell
Can Ton Tellf
Can you tell Polly Evan If there to
any preeent tenae or future tense f the
verb wrought "? - AM.". T
Ve oan say: "Ths woman a agony
wrought upon his sympathies." But how
can we aay It Is having that effect at
the preeent moment, or prophesy that It
will have thnt effect tomorrow?
Look la the dictionary, boys and glria
It la a rurloua question.
THE boys of the Durac; . Boarding
School were gathered on the
campua. engaged la a very ani
"I tell you. fellows." said Joyce, the
captain of the football eleven, "that
chap Dale la a beastly cad and a cow- -ard,
and If he were not acch a good
quarterback I'd aend htm to Coven
Dale was a new boy at the school,
had never been away from home before
aad waa Inclined to be "slsaifled." aa
the boys at the school gad often re
marked. He had on several occasions refused
to flght, when challenged by boys who
were by no means stouter than he, and
now. when struck by Joyce, had calmly
The two things most despised by
schoolboys are a thief and coward, and.
even though Dale had scored the win
ning touchdown In the game between
Durham and Preston and a report had
come to the achool that he had thrash
ed one of the village boys for til-treating
a kitten, Ue boys kept him at a
At last this became unbearable, and
he resolved to leave after the Christ
It was the KKh of December, the last
day of school, and tomorrow the boys
would return home for a three weeks'
vacation. The senior claas gave en en
tertainment In the evening, and had
decorated Ue assembly room with ever
green and holly.
At half -past 10. when all the' boys
were in their dormitories, a smell of
smoke waa detected Issuing from Ue
assembly room, and In another fifteen
minutes the boys were out of the build
ing watching Ue firemen flght the
flames. The green decorations had la
some manner caught Ore, and. after
smouldering for some time, had set are
to the celling.
Dale wa wlU the other bo ye, when
he suddenly remembered that little Jlm
mle Clair waa In Ue sickroom with a
Quick aa a flash, he was through the
front door, and, groping Uro ugh the
smoke, found hla way to the room
where Jlmmie waa vainly trying to
crawl to the door. He carried him to
the window and down Ue trs assape to
THE picture puxsle today will In
terest even the tiny little folks,
because a very familiar rhyme
le Ue answer to 1L Can you
tell what It 1st
Drop Letter Puzzles.
tbat clUes in the United States?
L P 1 d h a,
2. B 1 o a,
A C-le o.
A 8 r so n o.
A 8 L u s.
A H tf d.
?. N-w O a-a
A T--I a-a-e.
. L S g.
10. W h g n.
What In van tion f
My first letter la In say, but not to letter.
My second letter la In Hap, but not In
My third letter to to story, but not to
My fourth letter la In succeed, but not
My fifth letter Is In helm, bat sot to
My sixth letter to In first, but not to
My aeventh letter Is In speak, but not to
While my whole win prove a great In
vention. Two-Word Squares.
(Bach of these words has four letters.)
I. A very useful metal.
A kind of cord.
A precious Stone,
A girl's name.
Part of a atone.
Past tense of go.
Can yen tell what four lines from
Oliver Goldsmiths Deserted Village
have batn put Into the following printers'
"Owh tfeon vaeb I sesebdl het moctng
Ewnh toit mertltnlg eltn tto urtn ot
Adn lal hte lvilaeg rtanl. rofra 1 bo ai
Lde pu hlert paotre anbeaht het pserad
I am composed ot U letters.
My. II. B, 11. I Is genuine, true.
My 1, 2. S, 4. 8 is the name of a girl.
My 12, 11. 7, 9 Is to chase.
My S. U. 6. 7. ta Ue name of
llauld used with the desserts.
My 7, S, 12. Is Ue name of a boy.
My whole Is the name of an ancient
Roman who was assassinated.
1. In what monU do Ue people of
Bamlach eat the least?
A There are two natural brothers aad
vet only one of them to my uncle. How
I. How oan I persons divide i eggs so
that each man shall receive L and atlll
1 remain to Ue dish?
WlU my heada I am a staple food.
Behead ass and I am a verb. Behead
me agate and I am a preposition. Do
you recogntoe me?
I am a sign of fortune and misfor
tune; behead me and 1 ass froasn
water, what am I?
What word of nine letters aad four
syllables doea thlsspellt
Jtqust on Horseback.
This la not a puixle tor TOU to solve,
but for yoa to mystify your friends
The point to to count up to KJU
- with a friend, each taking hla turn In
the count, and eee which one reaches
The only rule for both counters to ob
aerva la tola: That each may add what
ever he pleases to the laat number, pro
vided the addition doea not reach eleven.
In other words, tea la the limit
Tou must first understand Ue peculiar
characteristic1 of tha number if; when
multiplied by L . . etc. you know, the
jii-edux always joins two similar Bgurca,
Sou muat hear to mind all these prod
ucts and count In such a manner aa to
find yourself always 1 above any of
But he had found that Jlmmie
not the only prisoner in ine
hut that Bin. Norman, the
wife, had fainted In the hallway,
waa back In the butldlnc before
one coqld prevent him, carrying a 1
rope with him. He reached the hall i
lowered airs, norman trom ue
aa tha Are sewaPO had become
from its fastantngs and fallen to
He went back into the room, M
nothing was seen of him for a few min
utes, when Joyoe, running through JM
front door ana op me staircase, vwn
waa now ablaee disappeared only to
appear at the window with the fJljVJjafa
acloua form of Dale, who had beesisJl
a Maal k mamf&m Hm mail
self, with hla helpless burden, to safety.
amid tne cneera oi tne exowa.
The sakosf was beamed to Ue
uia ai je
but. aa eoon aa the new
completed. Dale la to return.
longer as "that coward.'
There are no such ohunxe In tl
as Joyce and Dale, and it la
r the year. Ue football
be ably captained by Dale
Ueae products. If you do that, you Watt
reach ISO before your oononent.
Bat be sure to begin your count
i. i our opponent cannot aoa
than 10. That makea 11. Ton
add 1. maklna 12. He cannot add
than 10 again. In that caae, all
have to do le to add 1. making 23.
ao on and ao on unUl your opp
counta 99. Tou add 1 and make
ahead of him. i-W
To make sure of sucoeaa, mesaSJSJJBa
Ue important numbers 1. 12, 23, 34, tf, V
7, W. 8, forward aad backward. 4
Answers to Last Weelra
What Were Their Names
A paper cutter.
Vox's Puaale Vi
Conning 'a Kiddle Verse.
Flower Ana grama.
A Gardenia. A
A Aster, yr ' "V .
7. Clean tn. ..SJJ!
I. Sweet pea. 1
10. Chrysanthemum. 1
Queer, Indeed I
"There's one thing
thoughtfully, "and Ua
making marks on
lots oi run, snp.
books In school le
What are pauses?"
10. Lady's Slippers.
Ho-ht Anawer. M