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I IE OREGON SUNDAY JCUIirJAJL. PORTLAND, SUTJDAY
G. AUGUST IS. 1907
(Copyright W7, by The North Americas Company.)
T T JUKt the animals vent to see tne show . ;
y J TLa Elephant took his trunk,
" Since a great entertainer wu booked for
.;, that night; ; ' V
In th e person of Monsieur Honk. ' v
jLnd while he was doing his funniest tricks '
The audience laughed and howled, , , v 4
. Except Grizzly Bear, who could never be pleased,
60 he sat In a cornet and growled. ,
Ble moral is this: If you don't feel yourself, '
From a toothache or pain in tr head, .
tWt spoil others' pleasure with growls and grunts, :
But instantly trot off to bed. ' s
DOG ran after a Cow one day-.1"
And barked just fit to kill. '..
,A-nd on he barked and snapped
:.' .''..'( growled - .;-V ;; ','-.;
Tho Cow, she just stood still. - r -But
the dog grew tired and Mrs. Cowl
Well, nothing worried her, ' ,
Bo the Dog with tail between his legs, 7
. Sneaked home a beaten our V -. 1 .
This proves that when you are annoyed : .-
By naughty boy- or girL , , ;
Tour silence is the largest stone
You nosaibly can hurL . ,
THE Elephant's chain was lost somehow, j.i
And he kicked up high old jinks, '
But the old men's fun was soon cut short,
v; For '.ho Wolf had found the Lynx. , . ; 4
So here's a iesson we can. learn,
'Tis seldom ever matched: ' ' i ; s. V
Your chickens you should never count
V Until completely hatched. ' ;,
' IBBY, Tabby and Toby Bear V
' iWent off for school one day, ' '
Aid just before the school was reached
Yqung Toby ran away. . '
lie ran into a nest of bees , i
Who, vilh their might and main, . ;
Stung Toby every place they could, .
v Then sort him home again. , T' '"."";
Tho morai then: Go straight to school, '''.
And tenant never play; ; . , :
For if yon do youll sting yourself, .1 ,.
; Ami that will never pay.
1 IIE Monkey keeps the barber shep ;
in Zootown nowadays, ; ' '
But Bre'r jfox shaves himflflf and spendl
' Tlv money other ways. ;. . ,, f
Ho all irpona up his razor keen.
And Oen begins the show; ' '
He - -ad the lather with his tail .
, it is his brush, you know. .
The T -sort, then we lesrn is Uus: "
Be V .-Ifty in each casej "
And --en you cannot find a thing,
- Get van to take its place.
JESSE O. LTPPUrCOTT.
Voyage o! the "Mousetrap,,
Among the Topsy-Turvies
A Visit to Honeybrook Homestead
- '' m B IT Bttl Branfo and Pate Ham
' flton Ju aiade up our mtod
1 V 1 we'd trvel aotna.- ; ;
Xafa go sil tbe way down tho Val
lay," I aa& '-v"
Pata boppad p and dow Mlta as tt
waap was mdar lm. 3ullyl bullrr
ha relli: "Bill eaa . borrar his pap's
spring- wastm, an' wall nail hoops from
alda to aids an" stratch acroas our ol'
canvaa tat-" - , . '
"An you Ida gat or Zeka to pan
. Jack. went oa BUI. r
"An wa'Jl stow our thlnga In tha wag
' on and hang buckets undernaatb Jua-.r
1 Ilka grpalea," aaa i, by way of flnUhln.
An' we did. too-only yn had an awful
tlma gettln' ioava to go.
f.Whafll wa sail our movtn' homaT;
" I ankad.' as we wars lookln" har ovar
"tha morning before wa started. ' '
. ' "Let's call har the ICouaetfap.' " Ml
' Pete, as though thin kin' out loud.
- Bill was bollla' mad. . To aaa, Bill's
pa owns cheese faofry, ao when wa '
, got aU our pror lslons together we found
that BIU had brought along enough
' cheese te bait all tha mousetraps In the
lAited States, aft '' Peto hate cheese. .
BplU Bill's klokln', we named the
wagon the "Mousetrap." Bet yer Ufa,
though. Bill didn't call bar by that name
once durln' the trip. - .
beans was spread ever us and the
.aelghborhV scenery. That Idjlt Pete had
never opened the top o the can for the
air to get one ; ',-)
Well. say. we' wasn't mad) But It
wasn't anjr use kickln', so Bill naked
; where was the can o' corn. ' Pete pre
tended he couldn't And It la the wagon.
Bill moeeyed 'round, 'n after while came
acroas the can Jus one-quarter fulll
That graedjr Peto had been eatln' It back
there In the wagon. An' he even had
the nerre to say I'd bad some of It, too.
Tha Ideal But Pete ain't tot no sense. '
' Wa made out somehow with what we
. had end then turned in for. the night.
, No more had we got asleep when we
! heard a awful barkln from Pretty, and
some horrible Dellowtn. ' Bill an Pete
thought It was a bear or something, but
l knew It was only a cow that had
wandered into Our camp. Tbey were so
scared that somehow it made me un
easy. None of us slept any . mora.
Bkeeters were awful, too.
The next morntn' BUI took a bucket
and went to the nearest farmhouse to
get some milk. We . went along, Just
' to keep 'Ira company.
Tou can have all ye want If ye'll de
. your own mllkin', sonny, " aea tha farm
er, as ha led him into a stall where
stood ft aand-lookin brladle cow. .
BUI sea, "Whoa, bossy," ftoothln'-llka, .
.1 w v.if 11. y-in'fjt-iMir.xarfi'w. 1
WB START ON OVR yOTAQB." "
That afternoon we started ea ' our
Toyage" as X called It la the logbook
I kept every day. I was selected to keep
the diary 'cause Z was the moa truth
fuL All the folks la town, pretty near,
came out to jrell after us that we'd be
back in ft day. But me 'a' Pate fe' BUI '
knew better ."'
; More'n half the dogs In town foUered
us out, but only one stayed on. Pete
named him "Pretty," because he waa ae
ugly. One ear bung down and the other
stuck straight up la the air. He bad a
sort of sorry look, as though1 he wished
be wasn't llvinV as be limped along on ,
his three good legs.
' We kept goln' oa 'a' oa until It got a
lltUS dark. '.-., .
- "I'm gettln' hungry, ses Bin; Tpose
wa stop an' light ore 'a' eat some
thing." , - c .v ' ' :
- We'd no more'n got' settled when a ,
farmer cam up sad said he gueaeed we'd -better
move on. as he'd had enough of '
gypsies and other tramps who'd been
caenpln' en bis land. Bo we "moved on"
en' we moved on a ooople o' times, to. '
It seemed aU the farmers In tha neigh
borhood bad the mean bablt of eomin'
out with shotguns and tnvltuV us to git. '
We "got" svary time. "
If Jfete an' Bill would av only kep'
r. 1 couia uv nanuiea mem rvrmnre
rlaht. but they'd always tat mad 'n'
kuoll it all.
At last, though,' we got a place, an'
started In to get supper. Pete got a can
o' baked beana and dumped them on the '
fire course, without our seem' Mm.
We'd all got around the fire, when there .
came an awful explusi'e, . and baked '
' an then set down. ' . .', t . .'
" We got a good dlstonoe from the door
and watched. ,.4 :,
' la about three seeonda we saw BUI
; come amashln' -through tha roof and
' flyln' through the air Ilka a rocket His
bucket follered close behind. '
, Me 'a' Pete laughed ao much we could
n't help ourselves, when Bill pitched
. Into us. Jt took as more'n half in:
hour to pacify him. . . .
Sorry' I ain't got time to tell more
about the trip. Maybe I can soma time
' again. - ,
But them first twenty-four hoursof
the "voyage" waa dreadful. . , ;
FOR determining the person who Is
to be "It,", or tha aide which Is
to have tha Drat: Inning of a
game, a great many . countlng-out
rhymes are used, some of which are .
aa followa: S ... 1
. ' ' ' . - f .v ,
x Ana, mana, mona, mlkej '
Barcelona, bona, strike, '
Care, ware, frow, frack;
liallico, baillco, wa, wu. wackf
Thla, too, haa manr variations; "Bar
eelona' becomes "tuscatona," etc Una
form enda Inf 4 . . "
Uuldy, guldy, boo. out goes you, V .
Ana. mana, dlperjr Dick; ,
t)ello. dollo. lHmlnlrk; " '
', llltcha. pit eh a, domlnltolia, . ,
Hon. pon. tush.
In aome dlstricta the third line la given
aa. "Houtcha, poutcha. doralnoutclm." '
and In othera, . "iiotcha, pnicha," etc
"Tush" may also become "tua" or '
HAI was asleep.' There was no
doubt about that. But one may
have ft great many ad ventures
while one la asleep, and eertaliUy one
couldn't have anything moire arrange
oocur than what happened to Hal whUe
' be was la Dreamland, t
. It was this way. ' Hal had dropped off
Into alumbar too near the edge of tha
bayplla, The funny thing about It was
' that hs didn't awake when he aUd down
.to the bottom. The fact that his feet
were where his head should have been
may have been responsible for the ad
, ventures that followed.: - '
:' la any event. Hal suddenly found
himself In Topsy-Turvy: Land. And a
funny place It was, too. '
First of an., he was surrounded by a
t 1 group of boys, an of whom were stand-'
- Ing on , their- heads. Hal . looked at
' them a trifle enviously, for although
he could turn handsprings and walk a
- little upon his hands, these chape bad
. htm beaten by a mile. ; It looked as
: though they would never stand upon
' their feet.. "...
V say, why do you walk on your
hands so muohT" inquired HaL
One of the boys slowly came to bis
, feet. "Because It's the proper way to
walk. None of us can stand long oa our
' feet without growing tired, Where do
,' you' come fromfT"
Hal grinned. "Where people walk the
. right way," he observed. ; ,
. "The right wayl" retorted the 'other,
hotly s "I'd have you know that our
way Is the right wayl"
' : "A fight! a fight!" cried all the others
, dropping to their feet. , .
Hal and his opponent were placed back
to back, and' then told to run as fast
aa they could.
.This waa new way of fighting, but
- Hal ran with all his might
'After ft while he was recalled and
, told that he had been beaten, as the
' other fellow had run much faster..
"Come on, fellows: let's go te
. school," said one lad. ' ; -
"School I Why, It's vacation," gasped
HaL v " -"
. Some one replied: "Oh, here we have
. school during vacation time, and don't
go to school tie rest of the year." '
That sounded pretty good. Hal be
gan to thin'-. It wasn't such ft bad1
place, after al. -
It impressed him further to find that
the boys asked the teacher all the
questions, and punished him whenever
be didn't answer promptly. Sometimes, .
one of the boys would ask te be -
punished; then he would be given an
apple. .: ; , ,
After school the lad with whom Hat- -'
had "fought" took htm home with :
' him.- .- '
"Oh, what a pretty little eotuger
. Hal exclaimed, aa they came la sight '
of an attractive frame building.
His companion snorted In disgust
- ' ' : ' ' ' 'S
'STANdInQ ON THBIB HEADS," ;
"That's where our chickens live," be
explained; "our family rooeta In that
nice tree yonder." , .
Sure enoueh. the family rooeted oa
the tree Ilka chickens, while the
chickens lived In a comfortable bouse
" like people on. the earth.
The boy commenced to tell Hal about
many other things, but Just than he
turned, caught Hal's arm and whle
.' pared: '-'....'"
"Run for your life, the fox is hunt
'. Ing nsr
Hal thought be wouldn't be afraid
of a fox, but be changed his mind
when he saw tha giant creature, big
as ten foxes la his land.
Closely following hla leader, he ran
for the stream nearby and plunged In
' headlong. Down, dowa be want and
then- ' ' ' - - '
' Hal awo- to find himself at the
(bottom of the har pile and' the rain
; splashing en his face fro: -- bole la
the barn root
; "Olad It ain't Topay-Turvy Land, :
Anyway," he muttered.
-' More Economical. '
Mother Don't you think It's rather
wasteful to put both butter and lam
on your bread at the same time? r
'Willie Horn; one piece of bread does
Hardly Worth While,
Robbie How d'ye think Noah spent.
, his time -tn the arkl ,
Willie Flshln. I guaes.
""Robbie Naw, bow oould be, with only
two worms T ...
-.v.". Impertinent --"
. Sunday School Teacher What kind of
little hoye go te heaven T
Little Boy Dead ones.'
THE Riff seamed te be no cause la
the world for Freddie te be sick.
But 111 he undoubtedly was, and
with a bad fever, too. Every known
dleease was "catching" to Freddie.
' This meant that ElsWmust pay Annt
Jane vlalt She lived but ft tew
miles away, you know, and when any
one was m trouble It was always Aunt
Jane to whom they want for help.
Funny ' thing , about Aunt Jane'al
Elsie never liked the Idea of golag
there, because It waa so lonesome and
, there was no one to play with, but
, once there aha didn't like to leave. The
fact Is. although there were no people,
everything about the homeateed seem
ed to be trying to keep you company.)
I shouldn't have said there were ne
people, beoause the Mulligans lived la
the little house on Possum Hill and
that was only fifteen minutes' walk
distant But the Mulligans made their
presence so f laagreeable.that It would
have been much better had they etay
ed close by their home. They stole as
much of Aunt Jane's fruit and vege
tables aa they possibly could, and
tried their bast to make life unbear
able for her. Had Aunt Jane not been
ao mUd and kind-hearted, her patience
surely could not have endured,
Elate, rm sorry to say, wasn't near
ly so mild and good-natured. The
Mulligans were har sworn enemies.
They saw the more they teased her the
angrier she grew; therefore, tbey let
not one chanee go by to annoy har. .
Bearing these facta 'in . mind. Its
rather Interesting to know Just hew
Elsie and the Mulligans became friends,
v Elsie was met at the station by Hobbs,
"HOBBS NEVER SMILED."
Hobbs was coachman- and driver and
gardener and man of all work. Hobbs
' never smiled: Hobbs would not be guUty
of a laugn. There - were several oc
casions, whea she had. said something
that seemed to Impress Hobbs greatly,
that she Imagined he waa trying mighty
"a BEAUTIFUL FAlItT. '
SADLT tha king looked out of the
casement Beyond him stretched
his kingdom a kingdom that had
formerly seemed fair to him, but
whim now, echoing salt waa with the
crta of all hla people, appeared In hla
even to be Worth nothing. -He would
gladly have given the vaat leads to
one who would relieve the sufferings
of hta subjects, . -.
'- For a severe plague bad fallen upon
the kingdom, and, to make matters
worse, there had come s dreadful
famine. Dleease lurked everywhere,
nor was there anything to eat
'Again the king iroaned. "Not one
kind deed have I done for my people.
Oh. If I could only help them)"
Aa he spoke there appeared before
him a beautiful fairy,
: Touching the king ea the arm she
bade htm follow her. v
- She led him from the caatle Out Into .
the fields. And lot where the ground
had lain waate . without - a growing
thing there now roee vast nelda ef ' -grain,
the golden stalks swaying In
the wind. .
"Tou have done many kind deeds, oh,
king;, and the care you have taken '
of every living thing has not been un
observed by ua For every grain
which you ao generously threw from
your window to the hungry, birds e.
grain haa been aown for you by the ...
fair lea. It la now ripe for harvest Oo
feed your people." . c
The king marveled, and wad glsd
for the ake of his subjects. And the '
famine disappeared, and tha dleease '
vanlNhed. and e,ll lived happily there '
after under their god king. -. '
"AUNT JANS GREETED HER IN TH B VBUJU, CORDIAL WAT."
FOR EVERT GRAIN TO THE BIRDS. "
hard to bring a- smile to the surf see,
but it didn't quite appear. Once she ,
thought he had given a dry sort of
chuckle. That waa when aha asked
him what worms and bugs and Mulll
gana ware good for. But she surety,
must have been mistaken.
"Why,. Hobbs. you've . got a new
horse!" was Elale's first excbynatlon,
"yea, mlaa, Dobbin's got so old that .
' It was cruelty to take htm out . any . "
more. Howsoever, Prince here Is a Very
good horse, mlaa." . ' '
Elaie could talk of nothing hut the
Row horse, and after aha bad arrived aha
want te the stable and soon made Prince .
bar fast friend by presenting him with
ft carrot and chatting to him. She did '
; feel ft little aorry for poor old Dob. N
; bin, though, ... '
Aunt Jane greeted har In the usual
, cordial way. The prim flower beds .
seemed to nod a welcome, everything
seemed to extend ft kindly greeting.
The nest morning. Elsie waa ram- .
bllng through the garden before the
homestead, when aba happened to look -toward
tha road, and there saw a little
girl peering longingly through the pal
lnga. The frock ef the lltUe girl waa ;
very ragged, and ber face wasn't ax-'
acUy clean, but tot all that she wasn't
bad looking. '
"Flea so, would yod mind gtvln me one '
poseyT" she asked, when aha saw that
Elsie was observing bar. "They're so
pretty." , ,
Elsie rather liked the. pleading face,1'
with ita appeelingly brown eyes and
oval face, framed by clustering curls
of chestnut ...
"CerUlnly." she replied, "won't, you
come Is?" " ': .
The little girl waa rather shy, but
after ft while she was Induced te some
lualde the garden. '
. she told Elsie that since she bad no
father or mother, she had come from
far off, where ahe used to live, to
stay with ber uncle. '
"But they ain't got any h.lco posies,"
she aald eadly. ' '
- "By the way. little girl, what ts your
namaT" asked Elaie, auddenly.
. "Susie Mulligan," was tha reply;
"and I live on the hill now."
Elale at first atarted Then aha
thought deeply for a momeV
After all. the little s;lrl couldn't help
being a Mulligan. - And she was so
different 'frou the other :: ' mm.
'oept she was a little dirty. No. she
gueaaed aha wouldn't tell her that aha)
never had anything to do with the
Frequently Susie Mulligan came to
look through the garden palings, and
always did Elate Invite her to come In,
Soon the other Mulligans learned
that Susie waa friendly with thj
"stuck-up ' s;lrl" at the homestead,
Susie told tbam ao many nice things .
about Elsie that they began to stop!
stealing fruit and vagetablea, and.
even began to nod to Elala as they;
paaaed, ' ' t
But What made them all good friends)
"WON'T TOU COME INT
happened en Elsie's birthday.
She bad decided to have a little
party and Invite Susie. All at onoe
the Idea came Into ber head to invite
alt the Mulligans. Susie had told her
how poor they were and that the
"never got nothln'." What a treat it
would be for theml
Aunt Jane waa a little doubtful '
first (ahe waa only acquainted wi th
old Mulligans), but at Ut
consei.'.ed and Hut that's a '
story by itself. It Is euousti n
that Elsie found the Mulllx'i '
ao ad. aftoi ail Nor w
lonely-whn ahe vlfiud 1