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' TtE OREGON , SUNDAY JOURNAL, PORTLAND, SUNDAY- MORNING m JUNE 1907 .
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The Legend of
f$rpilETVH taken all X own."
. I groaned tbe oount; "not a
v I thing la left" V
v Indeed they bad, (or, what with bav
in lad too marry a Ufa during the laat
tew years, tha sount had spent all ot
bu fortune and had eoma upon, hard
times. All the splendid furnishings ot
hla castle wars cold ta pay the numer-
oua debts, : .,.. .... ,
Tha desire to live gone with tha
vanishing of tha laat portion of hla
SATO FROM DEATH.
wealth. Count Xtobert resolved to trow
himself that yery night
When tha moon was at Its hill ha
loosened his skiff as It lay at Its moor
ings and paddled toward tha Kiddle at
the river. Tha water wag too shallow
near the bank, and It he were to die he
wished, at least to do It as he had
lived, tn the moat comfortable and ala
gant style possible. ,' ,
Count Robert eeased paddling. - A
deep sigh escaped him as he thought
of the Jolly Ufa he had once led; but
then, reflecting on ths emptiness of
present existence, be roes la despera- -tlon
to cast himself Into the water
. when, chancing to look at the massive
rock rising from ths river nearby, he
beheld a beautiful maiden.
Now, the count waa very courteous,
especially to ladles, and ho certainly
couldn't do such an ungantlemsnly act
as drown himself before the eyes of
this beauty. In fact, ha didn't feci half
as much like ending his life as he had
the moment before.
And when the beauteous maiden, af
ter smiling sweetly upon him, gilded
into the Water, what could the gallant
count do but plunge to her rescue T
Down he traveled until he stood on
ths river's bottom. To his astuiilsh
ment the bewitching lady stood right
before him, still smiling and seemingly
not In tha least need ot rescue.
"I beg your pardon, lady," said ths
count, with a sweeping bow; "my pres.
once is due to my recent alarm for your
HINO LOO'S wsshlng day cams
once svery twenty-four hours,
for Ching Loo, you know, owned
When Ching too cams to this country,
some years ago hs meant to stay a
long, long time until he became Im
mensely wealthy. Then he would go
back to China, settle down, build a fins
house, and be respected by all his
MAKING TUB CHILDREN STUDY.
Ching Loo .wished to make money
fast, but for all that he was so fond
of .Mrs. Ching Xoo that he felt obliged .
to bring her along, although he knew It
would cost more to tiva We find him
at last doing a fltit business in one of
our great cities. '",
As the- little Loor grew up they
weren't at all like good Chinese chil
dren. They were Just as restless as
safety When I aaW you disappear Baath
- the water." . ... ,
"Oh, you're not Intruding, air, X, yott
know, am Queen Of tha WaUr Bprltoa,
Would you not Ilia to tny palsesT"
Count Robert Would ha pleased. In-
deed, especially In the company of such
a Charming guide. . '
So he was aaaortad through tha tnsg
nlflcsnt eastls, whara ha dined sumptu
ously In tha ' great banquet hall with
tha mermaids, curious .little mermen
serving the food upon golden platters.
When he wok hla leave be told the
queen tha rcaaoa tor hit anldnlght row
on the river. In pity she generously
gave htm all the gold .he could carry.
Covint Robert, overjoyed, told her he
would return after paying his debts and
tneka her hla bride. After an affection
at adieu stout mermen bora hla to the
shore, . "
But now that Count Robert waa again
very wealthy he quickly, forgot his
promise to the queen, end .straightway
began to court tbe baron's daughter.
A day was finally appointed for their
wedding. All the city flecked to aea the
lust a they were about to ba married
It grew dark as night so that the
church had to bo' lighted. Then came
peal after peal ot terrible thunder.
The door opened. In ran a fisherman.
"Fly for your Uveal" he cried, "the
'river has overflown Its bsnksi"
Hardly were the words out ot his
mouth before there waa a mighty rush
it water that engulfed people, church
and all. Upon the crest of the first
wave rode the angry Queen Of the
Water Sprites. She was revenged, and
Count Robert was drowned after alL
' Good Friday.
"Now. boys," asked the patient
teacher, "can any of you tell ue
something of Good Friday T'
"Yes, ma'am. He was the feller that
dons ths housework for' Robinson
most ''American boys and girls, and
wouldn't sit still a moment When
China Loo wished them to study the
Chlneea books he had brought all the
way from China they would throw Jhem
aside In a tew minutes, tiring of read
One day the clothesline in Ching Loo's
yard broke In ths middle. Thin gave
him an Idea. Calling the two little Loos,
hs tied their long queues together and
then toad them sit facing, lit opposite
dlrectioha On their hair he hung the
laundry to dry.
They had to sit very still leet they
disturb the . clothes. Soon becoming
tired of doing nothing, they begged for
books, Chthg Loo's plan worked SO
well that the little Loos soon grew to
be quite studious and learned,
WITHOUT WORDS HOW PIGGY ESCAPED
fd. If . i sassswsasxeaaaxei
ABEL knows,' oh, so many things.
that yoa would think she's Just
wasting her time string to
school But then, Msbal Is ten
and studios htafry and Joggerfy and
others. 'TUn't as If aha was tlx. Ilka
me, or only four, lika Billy. Maybe
I'll know lots, too, when I'm tan.
v Im aught to see all tha nloe games
Mabel can make up, all right out of her
own head. She thlnka 'em as quick as
' you can wink. The nicest one we've
, played yet Ws last Saturday, when,
mother wen. called away to see Aunt
Catharine, who wae sick, and there
wasn't anybody horns 'cept cook, Fldo
and tha parrot; That la, It was' fun till
there, I 'most told already! t
Mother always says I begin at the
wrong end of my stories. I guess It's
ilka eating your dessert first 'eauae
you don't want anything J else after
that's gone. Only wish peonle did eat
that way, than mebb it'd 3a all des
On this 'tleular Saturday, It rained
"cats and dogs" that's what Jimmy
Fllnn calls It, any war-as soon as moth
efd gona That's why we had to play
a house game.
We'd never played htet'ry before
guess 'cause Mabel hadn't Invented It
I mean the game, ot court e, for hlst'ry
Itself was 'vented years and years ago.
She'd only learned American hlat'ry all
through, but wo ail wanted to be kings :
or queens or something big. so Mabel
tried to 'member what she'd read about
Croosades or some such things. She
said Billy and X could be knights. Bhe
didn't think, there were sny "knight
esses," so Gertie and Mildred said
two Cats X Know.
I KNOW a flat where dwells a cat
Named Mrs. TOmson Tabby;
,'TlB badly kept, nnd'never swept,
The furniture Is shabby.
The washing-up of plate, or cup.
She leaves until tomorrow;
I think with me you Will agree
Her days will end in sorrow.
She says she is "not very strong,"
Alas! she's only laiy.
Her careless ways are quite enough
To drive poor Tomson craxy.
I know a flat whern dwells a cat
Her name is Mrs. Fluffy;
Her' rooms are beautiful to see.
They're never hot and stuffy.
No mouse-tails lie upon the floor,
All snotlees la her kitchen:
Tho' Mr. Fluffy may be poo.v
There's one thing he Is rich In
Ills wife Is worth her weight In gold.
And gracious, too, and witty-
Ah! here she Is for you to ses,
u to ace,
k she's pretty t
Now. don't you tnin
. Seeing All the Town.
There was a whole family ot chil
dren, and they were only to spend one
day In the city with their aunt and
Upon their return home a friend
asked, "What did you see of the eltyT"
"Oh, we saw all of it" was tha reply.
"All of-'It! in One dayr
' "Yes, you ses we've lots of cousins,
so one Of them, took one of ue to one
place, another - cousin took another
of ue to some other place and so on.
Earn Of us went to a different place,
but the family of us saw pretty near
ly tbe who'- city." 1
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they'd ba knights, too. Any one'd know
that wasn't right, ao I told 'em they'd
bettor ba nurses and "follow the heroes,
to war,'1 as Mabel aaya
' Helmets, like Mabel talks about
ain't easy to make, but we got some
gilt paper and made dandy crowns.
'Course when tha nurses saw how fine
we looked, they had to have 'em, too.
Then wa got lots ot old cloth and
things up In the garret that made
I'm moat certain Mabel got ths bat
tles mixed, 'cause wa chased the en-
SWINGING IN THE ORCHARD
An Optical Illusion
CUT a piece of cardboard -to ex
actly the ttse of one of ths two
squares you tea below.
Paste upon one Side the 'square show
ing the heart leaving the heart on the
outside, -of course. Upon the other elde
of the cardboard pasts ths square con
taining the cross, hiving the cross face
Now attach a string to the two oppo
site sides of the cardboard.
Fasten the two free ends of the string
to your thumbs. Then twist the piece
ot cardboard round and round until the
string Is wound tightly. Upon releasing
the cardboard It Will spin around rap-
KEY TO VHE ILLUSION.
idly until the string is unwound. While
turning you will be surprised to sea, In
stead of a heart and a cross, one figure
that of a cross inside of a heart, such
as the picture shows you.
benny from where tha snow and loa
was to Ua hot deaart Fldo was the
ensermy, and we chased him from tha
'trlgeretor in the pantry, where the
now and ice was supposed to be, to
the kitchen, where It was hot and so
like a deeert i Likewise Mabel
s'plalned It that way. But la ths
"desert" we was the ones who got
chased and Fldo got away, too.
"Loyal knights!" Mabel began
(Mabel's great on speeches) j 'the en
emy has been victorious. What are
you going to do about Itf
SOME vr.e hao said to Louis XIV of
of Francs that Lord Stair, then
English ambassador in France,
understooJ the art of politeness best ot
any man in the world. - '
"I shall put him to ths proof," gatd
Next day as the royal party Were
about to enter a carriage to drive to
tha kings hunting-lodge
nodded to Lord stair.
lord." KB id ha
To the great aurprles of the courtiere
Lord Btair promptly iooa
before me King.
Louis was convinced that ths people
had sooken the truth, tor truly the
finest politeness was
ence to the king.
Gets Bid of Them.
An English farmer was known tar
and wide tor his skill In ths treat
ment of horses.
A neighbor, who wanted some In
formation approached the farmer's
eon tha other day.
"My boy," said hs, "when on Ot
your father's horses is ill what does
he doT" , ,
"WeH." ssfd the boy, "if it's not Very
sick he gives it medicine, but It It's,
seriously ill he soils it."
The ...mister was tellihr hN Sundsy
school class about the younsr man who
fell asleep while listening to the
preaching of Apostle Paul, and Who,
falling out ot a window, was picked
What do we learn from this sol
emn eventf he eked.
A little girl replied: "Please. Sir,
ministers should learn not to preach
Such long sermons." :
... . ' t l Ml l
"MuvVer says can't go la 'tttcKeh
. when Nor doesn't want us." chimed tn
.' Billy., .. ,
Than Mabel yelled awful fierce and
mlghtyt "Cowards! will you not res-
, eus tha fair maid in yonder castle r
This Sounded like the fairy tales
. mother reads to ua and not at all
.like Croosades, but I said I'd do any
'rsscoolng there was to do. There
wasn't any "fair maid" In the kitchen,
so I asked Mabel it I couldn't rescoo
some cookies I'd seen a-bakln. She
; thought awhile and then guessed
they'd do all right Somehow Nora
didn't think the cookies ought to be
rescooed, and she sent me away, say
ing she'd tell mother 'bout our "mis
bebavin's and carryln's-on," though I
waa sure she wouldn't
We caught the Other annermy eoon
again. Instsad ot punlshln' him, ws
thought It'd bo nloer to have a crown
ing. Fldo stsyed la the chair until'
Mabel put a crown on his head, but
then he took It la his mouth and ran
off to the barn to chase rats, and I
don't think kings aver chased ret a
King Fldo didn't sound right either.
As tha nurses wantsd something" to
do, Billy utd I bsd to have a fight our
selves, as we didn't have any mors
nhsrmy. 'Course I couldn't lick a little
fellow like him, ao X pretended to be
"Bring the soothing lotion!" Mabel
I didn't know where that wae, but I
told Gertie and Mildred where 1 knew
there Wae some Jam.
They got the Jam, ana I saw whsn
they eoma In that they'd been eating
some ot it, too. X was most afraid they
hadn't left any of the "medicine" for
me. Oener'ly X don't let other people .
get that kind of medicine for me; I go
after It myself. X noticed they didn't
seem to want any more ot it for they
passed it to Mabel andsat down on the
floor real quiet
' X took only a Uttle of ths Jam. and
" then I began to feel awful bad Inside. '
'X could see that Gertie and Mildred
weren't feeling vary good, neither.
Gertie looked pale and was hsnging her
head. Mildred was flat on her back,
and, thouf n she was s'posed to be pray
ing for tha "reoov'ry of the good
knight" aha looked as though she
might be prayln' tor her own recov'ry.
Judging how white her face waa Billy
and Mabel hadn't eaten any yet, and so
didn't know what was the matter.
Mother rame home and found us
dreadful sick. The Jam was bad, was
not lit to eat she told us. and we were
Hist'ry Is all right to play, but I'm
not going i take Jam for medicine after
Answers to Hay 20 Puzzles.
A T B
Surtall Teet and leave tea.
urtalt fire and leave fir.
Curtail board and leave boar.
Curtail crown and leave crow.
1. Tour name.
I. It has no visible support
Playing "Diabolo" in Paris
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' 4$f?'vW I Sir - -A ,
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v tVV7 f .:u'. - i.v1 :
ID yotiver try to make a spool
tween two itickJ, and then throw the spool up in tha air, caton
it a it falls 'twisting the strings around it and send it spin
ning abov your head strain? When you do, you'll find out how
narci u is to piay "qiaooio, or rocaei-iu.
k the French boin and fcirw are
and gardens of Paris. They tow the spool from one to tha "other with a
skill that you v.oald envy. - . , '
Really, it is rnttch harder to play than tennis, and those, of us who
would laugh at i little French hoy trying to play baseball would probab!y
find that in "diabolow he ?ould win from us with an case) "most dis
heartening. - ' ". ''".''-' - j:'$X&0&i$i:'?'
E VER since Tommy ha4 become a
"Bloody Robber" he f burned tj
win undying tamo through son
glorlouk deed. Being the littlest cf
courss. the other , "brigands didn't ex
pect much of him, but ha would show
em-yes-siresJ-he would show 'em he
could do a thing or two. Upon thi
death bt Billy, the goat, you remembe r
he covered himself anth glory by giv
ing ths alarm. This honof however,
did-not satisfy him. A. ."
So when it was decided Officially by
Captain Skinny to make raid on
Farmer Haygrsss' apple orchard, Tom
my pleaded to be outpost and sentinel.
Inasmuch as you couldn't gather apples
snd be eentlnel too, do one slae cared
to sacrlfloe himself for this duty, and
Tommy was graciously appointed.
Tbe "Robbers" entered the orchard
with utmost caution. Farmer Haygrass
was their most blttsr enemy, and ha
would like nothing better than to get
Into his clutches some of the "young
scoundrels" yea, ha even went so far
as to call tha noble "bandits' by that
Tommy was stationed along the
barbed wire fence, near tha roadway,
Snd told to keep a sharp lookout lie
TUB SOLE! VICTIM.
did guard well against tha approach ot
the enemy from this direction, but It
so happened that the farmer made his
appearance from the other side and waa
discovered first by the other boys.'
All ths band got away except Tommy!
As hs tried to crawl under the fence
ths barbed wire caught In his trousers
and held him fast The wrathful Farm
er Haygrass dragged him forth. The
farmer, seeing he waa too small to take
to the "lock-up" a proceeding which
would have made Tommy a hero In tha
eyes of ths "Robbers" he was forced
to undergo ths humiliation at a spank
ing! . r -
The band stood In a circle around
Tommy, in their secret den In Warner's
hayloft. Captain Skinny delivered the
verdict: '' - ,;.
"The prls'ner has been unannermous
ly found guilty of the following:
"1. Allowing himself to be caught.
"2. Gettln' a spankln' like some lit
"s. Disgracln" himself by cryln'.
'He is henceforth and forev'r mora
no longer i member of tha Bloody
Robbera' , .
In hie anguish of spirit Tommy rsck
lessly Joined the "Bloody Pirates" at
tha other end of Aha town. This, sa
BUI Kane said, "was worse then oom
. Poor Tommy. .! . .
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run up and down a string tied be
now playing; rocket-baU in tne parks