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CORVAILIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, TUESDAY, MAY 28, 1901.
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VOL. II. NO. 5.
CHARTER IV. (Continued.) .
With the utmost care Ella arranged her -long
curls, and then, tying over her black
dress, the only , .white' apron which she
possessed she started for Mrs. Camp
bell's. The resemblance between herself
ana Hiiia (jampoeu was indeed so Binn
ing that but for the dress the' mother
might easily hare believed It to have been
her own child. As it was, she started up
when the little girl appeared, and, draw
ing her to her side,-involuntarily kissed
her; then,aUsing her to sit down by her
side, she minutely examined her fea
tures, questioning her meantime concern
ing her mother and her home in England.'
Of the latter Ella could only .tell her that
they livf ;injjjcity, and that her mother
had once'--fjitKin her to n large,; handsome
house Hi tn:?6untry.:iWhich she said -was
her old home. "' '' -,?
Fromthi Mrs, .Campbell inferred that
Ella's family must have been superior
to most of the English who emigrate to
this country, and after a few more ques
tions'Jshe:. decided, ioj take .her' for a time
at leastj. so with another kiss she dismiss
ed her, telling" Jhe'r' she " would come for
her soon, j Meantime arrangements were
making .for Si.uy and Alice," and on the
same day in w irh Mrs. Campbell was
to call for Ella .Mr. Knight, one Of the
"selectmen; whose business it was to
, look After the, town's poor, also came to
the cottage'."- -After-learning7 that Ella
was provided for, 'he turned .to Mary,
asking, ?'how old she "was, -sand what she
could -da".sarig-'th8;-fc1si wife .wa- 4o-,
want. of just such agrrrto do ''chores,"
and if she was willing to be separated
from Alice he wouiaVgijYie her-a home "with
But Mary only hugged her." sister closer
to he? bosom as she rspiied; "I'd rather
go tf9thi Alice. X'. promised mother to
takeriflarjj of her." .-. ;. - r
"Very well," said' the man. "I'm going
to itftb. phieopee, but shall be back in
two' hours, so you 'mnsfhave1 yonr things
all reld.- "- , '.-
"B&i:.cry' so, Mary," whispered Billy,
when he saw how fast her tears were
f allijBf . j'J'li qome to see you every week,
and wheh.t.aiii older; and have money, I
will" take' you from the poorhouse, and
Alice, too." - .. ' .
J-it Aen Mrs.. . Campbell's; carriage
irns a?. had been taking her ifter
nooa jpe.H and nowv pn her : way- home,
hadjgtopped JTor, Efta, who in her delight
at omg witn' so litvndsome a woman, for
got"; trie dreary "home ..which awaited, hey
sisW-3 ? "Whiles she was . getting ready
Mr.' Knight returned, and,, driving his
olW-fhipne.cl, yellow wagon up by the -
siqe. of Mrs. Campb'elrs stylish carriage,
he entered1- the Bouse', -saying, ''Come,' gal,
jr5 ready, I hope. y The. old mare don't
waaS ttf-istandS.t.aAdr I'm .in. a -desput hur
ry, too. I ort to be to hum this minute,.
Instead ofdrjving over that stony Part
upog roaT' " I, hope you don't mean to
earryfSst"itr';thing," he.continned, point
ing with his whip toward Alice's cradle,
whiA&te4flear Mary's box of clothes.
The tears came Into' Mary's eyes', and
she -answered, "Alice has always slept
inJt,,anJ. I didn't know but " '
Ifef(; she itopped . and,, running up" to
Ella, hid her face in her lap and sobbed,
"I don't want to, go. , Ohl I don't want
tofgoT can't I stay -with 'you? - V . C
.Billy's yellow handkerchief was sud
denly brought into requisition, and Mrs.
Bender, whor. with all, her imaginary
aches and'pains,-was a kind-hearted
woman, made vigorous attacks upon her
snuffbox,' while" Mrs. Campbell patted
Mary's head,' saying, "Poor child, I can't
take you both, Tint you shall see your sis
tgr, of tett."-. - r .. . ,- ,Vt ,s .,
.Ella-was too much pleased with" Mrs.
Campbell and the thoughts of the fine
ferae to which she was going to weep,
feat her chin quivered when Mary held
up "the jaby for her to kiss, and said,
"Perhaps you will never see little "Allie
Bgaiar ; 1 '' ' -
wyhen all was ready Mr. Knight Walk
ed ground his wagon, and," after trying
to. adjust the numerous articles it con
tained, said: "I don't see how j In the
world I can carry that cradle;' my wagon
is chuck full now. Here is a" case of
shoes for the gals to stitch, and a piller
casc of flour for -Miss Smith,-, and .forty
jHsVen -other traps, so I guess you'll'have
to'-leSfve": it. Mebby you can find one
thererind if not, why,- she'll soon get
(Jsed to going without it.". -. j :i; - : i .
"'Before' Mary could reply Billy whisper
ed In her ear, "Never mind, Mary; you
Mow that little art that I draw moth
'.er's, wood' in; the cradle , will just fit it,
,aito-njorrow afternoon I'll bring it to
if 'it' ddeBn'f:Tain.'',"i ,''
', Mary" knew 'that' he meant" what' he
aid; andt smiling n him through her
tears, 'climbed into the rickety wagon,
which was , minus a step, and,' taking
-Alice into her arms, she was soon moving
:wiy.i- In striking contrast to thia
about 'five; minntes afterward, was care-.
rwiyj, uitea into Mray Campbell's hand
some carriage, and reclining upon soft
cushions was driven rapidly toward her
yv?iV their paths in life always continue
thus different? Who can tell? . . ,v,
':tU CHAPTBB V.1
How long and tiresome that ride was,
with no one for a companion except Mr.
Knight, who, though a kind-hearted manj
knew nothing about making . himself
ftjreeablrf to .little girls, so he remained
perfectly taciturn. Alice soon fell asleep,
and though - the little arms which held
her ached sadly, there was no complaint.
Only Mary's tears gushed . forth, and
" falling Upon the baby's face awoke her.
Her nap was not half out, and setting np
a loud cry she continued screaming un
til they drove up to the.very door of the
poorhouse.' : !..., .--,.
i'i'or the land's sake," said. Mr. "Knight
as he helped Mary from the wagon,
"what a racket; can't you contrive to
stop it? you'll have Sal Fnrbush in your
hair, for she don t like a noise," -
Mary glanced nervously round in quest
of the goblin Sal, but she saw nothing
save an idiotic face with bushy, tangled
hair, and nose flattened against the win
dow pane. In terror Mary clung to Mr.
Knight, and whispered, as she pointed
toward the figure, which was now laugh
ing hideously: "What is It? Are there
many such here?"
"Don't be afeerd," said Mr. Knight;
"that's nobody but foolish Patsy; she
never .hurt anybody , in her' life, ; Come,
now, let me show you to the overseer."
And he led her toward the red-whiskered
man, who stood in the doorl.
"Here, Parker," said he, "I've brought
them children I waa tellin' you about.
You've room for 'em, I s'pose?" "
"Why, ye-es, we can work it so's to
make room." ; .
They now entered the kitchen. Mary'
was very tired with holding Alice so
long, and, sinking into a chair near the
window.'she wonld have cried; but there
was a tightness in her throat, and a pres
sure about her. head and eyes which kept
the tears from' flowing. She pressed her
hands tightly and. said, '.'Oh,, I hope I
"To be sure you won't," said a loud,
harsh voice, and instantly large drops of
water were thrown 'in her face, while
the same voice -continued: "You don't
have such spells often, I hope, for Lord'
knows I don't, want: any more fitty ones
here." . '. . :
""No, ma'am," said'Mary, meekly; and
looking up, she saw before her ,a tall,
square-backed, masculine looking worn-,
an, who wore a very short dress, and a
very high-crowned cap, fastened under
her chin with bows of sky-blue ribbon.
Mary secretly hoped she would not prove
to be Mrs. Parker, the wife of the over
seer. She was soon relieved of her fears
by the overseer himself, who said, "Polly,
I don't see any other, way bnt you'll, have
to take these children into- the room next
to jpurn. The baby worries a good deal,
arid ;such , things trouble my wife, -now
she's sick." . , J ;-'"', h ."', :";
- The person addressed as "Polly" gave
her shoulders an angry jerk, and stick
ing the pin on the waist of her dress,
replied, "So, I . s'pose it's no matter if
I'm kept awake all night, and w.orried
to death. - But I guess you'd find there' d
be queer doin's here if I should be taken
away. "I wish the British, would stay to
hum, arid not lug their young ones here
for us" to t:e care of. - Come, child, I
Will show you where you are going to
sleep;"-at the same-time she caught up
Alice, who, not liking her handling, kick
ed so vigorously that she was soon drop
ped, Polly remarking - that ."she was
mighty strong in her legs for a - sick-
baby." - ', v
; ; After passing up a dark stairway they
came o a door, which opened under the
garret stairs, a.nd Mary , was startled by
a voice wnich seemed to be almost over
her- head, and which," between a sneer
and a hiss, called out,1 "See where the
immaculate Miss Grundy comes!" ' Mary
sprang in'terror to Polly's side.
tOh, what is it?" she said. ?'Is it
Patsy?" .-..'; ":; -K w v .
"Patsy!" was thetart reply. " Shenev
er ifmaucy like that. It's Sal Fnrbush."
Mary asked who Sal Fnrbush -' was,
and was" told . she was one of4 the poor
insane Inmates, She subsequent! v learn
ed that Sarwas'perfeetly harmless,' and
strucK up quite a friendsnip with her.
At present Mary;followed.her guide until
they came .to a longer and lighter hall,
or "spaoeway," as it is frequently, called
in New England. - On each side of . this
there were doors opening into small sleep
ing rooms, and into one of these Polly
led her companion, saying, as she did so,
"This is. your room, and it's a great fa
vor to 'you to be" so near me. " But mind,
that -; child mustn't cry and keep me
awake nights,, for if she does, maybe
you II have to move Into that other space,
where we heard the laugh."1 -J - .--i
Mary thought she would rather do any
thing than that , She also felt a great
curiosity to "know who her companion
was, so she at last ventured to ask, "Do
you live here. Miss Polly?" . . . .
. ."Why yes.'' .I'm staying here, for a
spell now; kind of seeing things. My
name isn't Polly. It's Mary Grundy, and
somehow folks have got to nicknaming
me Polly,-but it'll look more' mannerly
in you to'ca.ll me Mrs. Grundy; but what
am I thinking of?. The folks must have
their supper." . :. ; . . -
'; That night Alice, who missed her era'
die, was unusually restless, and Mary,
remembering Mrs. Grundy's threat, car
ried her in. her arms until after midnight.
Then, without undressing, she threw her
self upon the bed, and for the first time
in many weeks dreamed of George and
his parting promise to see her again. The
next morning when she awoke, -the clouds
were pouring rain. "Billy won't come
tq-day," was her - first thought, and,
throwing herself upon the floor, she burst
into tears, - wishing, . as she had once
done before, that she bad died with her
mother...,"'.-' '.. -. :..-." "''.
In the midst of her grief the door was
pushed hastily open, and Mrs. Grundy's
harsh voice exclaimed, "Wall, so you are
up at last hey? I didn't, know but you
was goin to take it upon you to sleep
over, but that don't answer here. Do you
think 'we'sJgoin"to support you" in idle
ness?" ;, .,..... v.- ;' " - :-. "..'-
Here, touched perhaps by the pale,
tearful face, uplifted to hers, Mrs. Grun
dy's voice softened, and in a milder tone,
she added, "We won't mind about it, see
in' it's the first morning; but, come
you must be hungry by. this time."
Mary glanced at Alice. She was sleep
ing sweetly, and, though there seemed to
be no reason, she still lingered. ?
"What .are you waiting for?" asked
Mrs. Grundy, and Mary, with some hesi
tation, answered, "I haven't said my
prayers yet." ;,:, :.;; ''' - v.'-."". ".'
A change passed suddenly over Mrs.
Grundy's face, and she : turned away
without' ft word. -. When she was gone
Mary fell on her knees, and though the
words, she uttered were addressed more
to. her mother than to God, she felt com
forted; "and, rising up, started for the
kitchen. It was a motley group which
she found assembled around the break
fast table, and as she entered the room
a man called Uncle Peter smiled on her.
saying, "Come here, little daughter, and
let me touch yoa with the top of my
fourth finger,!, ' - -
About noon the clouds broke away,
while here and, there a patch of bright
blue sky was to be seen. But the roads
were so muddy that Mary had no hope
of Billy's coming, and this it was, per
haps, which made the dinner dishes so
hard to wash, and which made her cry
when told that all the knives and forks
must be scoured, the teakettle wiped and
set with -its nose north, in what Mrs.
Grundy called the "Pont Hole," and
which proved proved to be a place under
the stairs, where pots, kettles and iron
ware generally were kept.-; .
..All things have an end, and so did .the
scouring, in spite of Mary's fears to the
contrary, and then watching a time when
Mrs. Grundy did not see her, she stole
away upstairs. Taking Alice on her lap,
she sat down by the open window where
the damp air cooled and moistened her
flushed face. ' The Tain was over, and
across the meadow the sun was shi..ing
through the tall trees, making the drops
o Water -which hung upon the leaves
sparkle and flash in the sunlight like so
many tiny rainbows. Mary watched them
for a time, and then looking into the
road, she saw directly opposite the house
Billy Bender and with him Alice's cradle.
In a moment Mary's -arms were thrown
around his neck as tightly . as if she
thought he had the power and was come
to take her awayl- - - '
' "Oh, Billy, Billy," said she. "I was
afraid you would not come, and it made
me so unhappy." . -
As Billy released her he was startled
at hearing some one call out "Bravo!
That, I conclude,'- is a country hug.- I
hope she won't try it -on me!" , - -..
Turning about he saw before, him a
white-faced boy, nearly of his own age,
whose dress and appearance indicated
that he belonged to a higher grade, as far
as wealth was concerned. It was Henry
Lincoln, notorious both for pride and in
solence, Billy, who had worked, for Mr.
Lincoln, had been insulted by Henry
many a time, and now he - longed to
avenge it but native politeness taught
him that in the presence of Mary 'twould
not be proper, so without a word to Hen
ry he-whispered to the little girl, ''That
fellow lives near here, and if he ever
gives you trouble just let me know."
"Kissed her then, didn't you?"' sneer
ingly asked Henry, retreating at the same
time, for there was something in Billy'a
eyes which he feared. . , ;
"Come into-the house," said Mary,
"where he can't see us," and leading the
way she conducted him up to her own
room, where there was no fear of being
interrupted., . . -- .-'
Alice was first, carefully fixed in her
cradle, and then kneeling down at Billy's
side, and laying her arms across his lap,
Mary told him of everything which had
happened, and finished by asking, "how
long she must stay here?"
". Had Billy's purse been as large as his
heart, that question would have easily
been answered. Now he could only shake
his head in reply,' while Mary next ask
ed if he had seen Ella.
' "I have not seen her," returned he, "but
I've heard that rainy as it was this morn
ing,, Mrs. Campbell's maid was out select
ing' muslins arid "jaconets for her, and
they say she is not to wear black, as Mrs,
Campbell thinks her too young." . . --
Mary did not- speak for some time, but
herV head dropped on Billy's knee, and
she seemed to be intently thinking. - At
last brushing Aside the hair which had
fallen over her forehead, Billy said:
"What are you' thinking about?'
"I was wondering if Ella wouldn't for
get me and Alice now she is rich and go
ing to be a lady." . ..--ft;"?--. -."
Billy had thought the same, thing, and
lifting the little gid in his lap, he replied:
"If she does, I never will;" and then he
told her again how when he was older
and had money he would take her from
the poorhouse and send her to school, and
that she should some time be as much of
a lady as Ella. - -' ' .
' (To be continued.) ' '
NOT CONCLUSIVE OF GUILT.
... : Circumstantial JBvIdisce.
' "As to circumstantial evidence. It's a
queer thing,"' said the man in the
brown suit.,; ."Five or six years ago I
was in a town, in Indiana for a night
when a bank was robbed. ,' Next morn
ing I was arrested as an accomplice, it
being contended that I was seen idling
in front of the bank and evidently act
ing as sentinel forthose:within. ; Three
different persons identified me as the
man and' the "fourth claimed to have
seen ' me enter "the hotel at a late hour
by way of a shed and a "window. I
was locked up for examination; with a
chance of things going hard with me,
when evidence began to come forward
ou my side. The landlord asserted and
swore that I was sitting in the office at
10 o'clock p: m. Two servants swore to
seeing me go to my room half an hour
later. A man -having -rooms opposite
the hotel swore that he saw me smok
ing at my window at midnight. A guest
of the hotel who had a room next to
mine swore that my snores .disturbed
him from midnight till o'clock, and
that he heard me turn; over in bed at
3, and so I was honorably .discharged
from custody." : ;: "r . ; .
"But about it's being queer?", was
asked. . . ' ;.v:;'"
"Why,, all' the people on both sides
were mistaken. , I was not outside the
bank at the time mentioned and neither
was I in the hotel." -. -" -
. "But you were somewhere.? -'
"Oh, of course. Fact is I got mashed
on the landlord's daughter and we sat
up all. night on a balcony and squose
hands and talked love and looked at
the moonlight and slapped mosquitoes.
Yes, sir, sat there all night like a couple
of idiots, and though I declared I would
die for her and she said she only want
ed me and a humble, cottage she was
married to a red-headed butcher within
a year and I was sued by a snub-nosed
Widow for breach of promise. I was
simply observing, you know, that cir
cumstantial evidence is a queer thing,
and I wish to add that a juryman
shouldn't be , influenced too much by
it" Washington Post. ;
There js no- distinction of parts of
speech in the Chinese language, and no
recognition of the principle" of Inflection,
. "What Asia Haa Given Ua.
Did you ever stop to think what the
continent of Asia has given mankind?
It almost seems as if a great share not
only of bur. blessings but of our ills
came from the far East Man himself,
according to the story of the Bible, had
his beginning in Asia, for the Garden
of Eden is generally believed to have
been located somewhere near the Per
sian Gulf. Man's best friend, the horse,
hails from Arabia, and to this day that
country sends forth the highest type of
that animal. Several of the finest va
rieties of goat came from Asia, among
them the Cashmere and the Angora.
The sheep has been a domestic animal
ever since history began, and one of the
first statements In the Bible : Is hat
Abel, the son of Adam, was a keeper of
sheep. According to general belief this
was in , Western Asia, What would
we do for roast ehicken at Sunday din
ner if India and the Malay peninsula
had not furnished the jungle fowl from
which our common barnyard fowl has
descended? - - ."
Wheat is believed to be a native of
Mesopotamia, near the head of the Per
sian Gulf, and for centuries millions of
Asiatic, people have made rice f their
chief article of food. As is well known,
the Chinese first discovered how to
make silk from the cocoon of the silk
worm, and long before Westerners
knew anything about it they were
weaving the most beautiful fabrics.
But there are other things that came
from Asia that most of think we could
do without The common rat began his
csft-eer in Western China thousands of
years ago and he has been busy ever
since. The common mouse traces its
history back to India, as does the cock
roach, that invader of the kitchen.
; Kite Twelve Feet in Hetstht. ;
A kite twelve feet tall would make
anybody's eyes Dulge with excitement,
I fancy.. A. gentleman at Ypsilantl,
Mich., has devised many monster ma
chines that rise in the air hundreds of
feet and are the envy of boys for miles
around. When one of his kites- was
flown in tandem jrith a seven-foot box
kite and a fourteen-foot box kite it was
strong enough to lift a man Into the air.
When the big kite was flown near a
farmhouse the chickens and turkeys,
seeing the monster in the air, rushed
for their sheds and coops. The women,
seeing the commotion but not its cause,
shouted, "A hawk, a hawk." When the
farmer came out with his gun and saw
the great kite soaring over his build
ings he decided hot to shoot . i;
Baby's Picture Gained a Horn-. .
Not many days ago some one was col
lecting pictures of pretty babies to pub
lish In a Chicago paper, took a photo
graph of a poor little homeless girl.
Soon after, the tiny orphan's face, with
several others, was published and the
paper containing it fell into the hands
of a woman who had a beautiful home,
but no child. " -
Before the great hewspaper presses
had finished rolling off copies of the
edition containing that baby's picture,
a richly dressed woman appeared In the
office asking where she could find the
original of the beautiful little face; and,
twelve hours later, the homeless, name
less waif had . been taken "away from
the institution where charity was keen-
htng her, and tucked into a comfortable
crib, with plenty of soft warm clothing.
In a home of her own.; -.; -7
One can only wish that every child,
not "bom into a happy borne, could be
born with a face that would help it to
find a way there as easily as this.
' J Boys' Gold Min
: Near the village of Anaconda, In the
Cripple Creek district of". Colorado,
there is the smallest gold mine in the
world, its owners and operators being
boys. The company operating the mine
is known ts the "Yellow Kid Mining
Company," with a capital of 30 cents,
and controlled by three brothers named
O'Brien. - Dan O'Brien, 5 years old, Is
the engineer and president; Bart Is offi
cial ore sorter and treasurer; John is
general superintendent The boys have
sunk, a shaft twenty-five feet- which
has three levels. They have taken as
a "model of their plant the Morning
glory Mine, which Is situated near by,
and have gallows frame, ore cars, buck
ets, bins, screens, dump, bell -signals,
shaft house,, tools and Implements ex
actly like those of the big mines In the
district The boys .work two hours
every day. and it is their ambition to
succeed their father in the management
of the Morning-glory Mine.
For Busy L'tt'e Fingers.
Take a piece of cardboard five Inches
long by four inches wide. FoW it once
so that the shorter edges come together
for covers, you may or may not cover it
with linen, and upon one side embroider
the word ."Needles". In fancy letters.
Tie in some narrow ribbon leaves of
flannel, and fasten the whole by anoth
i'.-'1- FI.TINO A MUNST1LB KITrJ
er ribbon passing around the book and
tying at, the edges in a pretty bow.
Two slits may be made in the card
board cover on each side if it has been
left nncoveredand the- ribbon be
slipped through' these cuts. If it has
been covered the tying ribbon should
be fastened" to the linen at the back.
Bertie's Kemedy. -
Three children Claude, seven years
old; Mildred, five years old, and Bertie,
three years ohi were playing together.
Little Mildred said to her brother
Claude: "Isn't God good to give us such
a nice little Brother Bertie to play
with?" Bertie was sitting beside them
all the while and saying not a word. In
the afternoon of the same day. little
Bertie playfully pinched his sister Mil
dred, who, half crying, said: "Mamma,
what shall we do with Bertie? - He's
pinching me." Bertie, in a sober, droll
sort of way, said: "O, send me back to
Wanted a Divorce.
Clarence, aged 5, had been, severely
chastised by his parents for disobe
dience, and the next day, without say
ing a word to anyone, he called at the
office of the family legal adviser, who
happened to be a particular friend of
the little fellow's.. "Well, Clarence,
said the man of the law, after shaking
hands, "what can I da for you?"
"Please, Mr, Brown," replied Clarence
gravely, "L want to get a divorce from
our ramuy." .
. Boys In Greenland.
Greenland boys are great egg collect
ors. As soon as the gulls and other
birds that nest in the far North appear
in the spring, the work -begins. No boy
who has not practiced a great deal at
climbing the rough mountain-sides and
creeping over the glaciers is allowed to
venture on the perilous task. But at
fifteen, and even before, a Greenland
boy is as strong of limb, as fearless of
heart, and as cool of head as any steeple-climber.
Remedied the Drmes. .
Mother I wonder how this new book
got in such a horrible condition.
. Little Max I heard papa say It was
too dry for him, so I poured water on it.
" Describing a Circle. .
A pupil In the juvenile department
astonished his teacher recently by de
scribing a circle as "A straight line
that's crooked all the way round." -
Pass Laws Out of Doors.
There are almost as many kinds of
parliament as there are . races which
elect them. Some are amazingly anti
quated in their methods of procedure,
while others are as go-ahead as it is'
possible to be. On the continent, how
ever, more or less of a family likeness
exists between the parliaments of the
various great powers, though In the les
ser states there are .many interesting
and distinctive methods of govern
ment. One of the most remarkable in
stances of these existing to-day is the
"landsgeneiude" of the eanton of Gia
nts, In Switzerland. . .. .. v "
- The government of no Swiss canton
by the people is more absolute than in
that of Glarus, where the burghers as
semble annually to hold their outdoor
parliament in a large square usually
on the first Sunday in May, - weather
permitting. The honored president oc
cupies a platform in the middle of the
square. There are places for boys
around this platform, the young Idea
thus'Wing tabght early how to legis
late wisely and well for his beloved
country. . Altogether the : landsge
meinde is one of the most quaint and
ideal little parliament in existence.
. Camels . Are Ill-Tempered. - "
Looking at the patient camel one
wouldn't suppose that he has a temper
so vicious when aroused as 16 make
him a most dangerous beast to an un
armed man. Recently the camel sowar
of the residency in Aden met a fearful
death while trying to drive off. a camel
which was worrying his own beast.x It
was in the night and he had left his
house to chase away the intruder' As
soon as be reached the strange animal
the camel seized him by the throat
with its teeth, lifted him off the ground
and violently shook him, rushing about
madly In the meantime. The man drew
his dagger when the animal came at
him,, but he was unable to use it. At
the shouting of two Arabs who ran up
the camel dropped his victim, but it
was too late to save the man's life, for
he had six ghastly wounds in the throat
and neck.. . ' . . -
A little while before this incident a
Somali boy was teasing a camel, which
chased him.; The boy plunged into the
sea to escape, but the camel followed,
swam out to the boy and killed him in
the water. s-,; :.:T-'W":.: " -v
. Modest in Her "Demand, -The
following paragraph is a joke, as
.may reasonably be supposed; It was
written in all seriousness by a woman
of the day, who regards the world and
air that Is in it is, as hers by right.
Says this modest she( : - -
"What a woman wants in a husband
is the honest and true heart ready to
share with- her every private care or
public success the man who is willing
to toll early and late that he may pour
into her lap the golden reward, while
she sits In comfort r disbursing :- the
same." Well, a man of that sort would
be a. handy thing to have about the
-house; but how long could such a wom
an keep him there? --.."
-" .- . Shop Talk.
Shop talk sometimes penetrates even
to the nursery. ... A young and success
ful artist was heard to exelaim with
profound conviction, while he was con
templating his son and heir, twenty
four hours old:
"There is a great deal of tone about
Youthful enthusiasm causes a boy to
imagine that he knows more than his
father. - - - -
Farm thipplna; Crate.
The illustration, from the Breeders'
Gazette, shows a very satisfactory
shipping crate. Part of the front side
is cut away to show the inside arrange
ment A good size for a pig three
months old is 40 inches in length, 23
Inches In depth and 11 inches in width.
For a pig eight weeks old a length of
32 inches, a depth of 18 Inches and a
width of nine Inches will be about
right Crates for shipping by express
must be made as light as Is safe from
breakage. It is not fair to make a pur
chaser of a pig two months old pay ex
press rates o'n thirty or forty pounds
of crate when they can be made suffi
ciently s'trong and weigh but- half as
much. For ends and bottoms take five-
eighths-inch seasoned spruce or other
tough light wood, one-half-inch stuff
tor sides and cover, with' space between
slats. In front is a trough (T) for feed
and water. Just above is a sloping
board (P) running to the top, through
which the feed In transit is given. The.
upper compartment is provided with a
slide (S) on top, and inside is the bag
(B) containing the meal and grain fare
ample for the journey.. In cold weather
the sides may be boarded up almost
tight To pigs weighing seventy-five
pounds a standard of one-half -inch
stuff is nailed In the center of the
sides. Shavings from a shingle mill
make the best bedding.
Trees Instead of Feeds.
The Department of Agriculture next
year will vary the garden seed distri
bution with several packages Of trees.
Authority for this new departure was
secured at a recent session of Congress
and ah appropriation was made in the
budget for the coming year. The people
of this country have been cutting down
the natural forests with so much reck
lessness that it has become necessary
to start artificial ones. The division of
forestry of the Agricultural Depart
ment has made a survey of the coun
try and has ascertained the particular
trees which thrive best and are most
useful In each locality. According to
the program for the distribution of
trees, next year a given number of
seedliners will be a.lntt1 tn e-nnY mom.
ber of the House of Representatives,
who will be asked to furnish a list of
constituents to whom he would like to
have them sent The Agricultural De
partment will, do the rest. The seed
lings will be grown In the propagating
houses and forwarded to their dpstina-
tion, with specific Instructions as to
how they should be planted and cared
for. In this wav Secretary Wilson ex
pects to start several million new trees
growing throughout this country every
year. .. - - ' ,
. . The Granse a FchooU
No member of a grange should accept
an office therein unless he intends to at
tend the meetings regularly and to fill
the position to the best of his ability.
Promptness is an essential to success
in grange work, as well as everything
else, and the meetings should be open
ed at the by-law hour. Ail business
matters which members intend to in
troduce should be thought out in ad
vance and reduced to writing In order
to dispatch : business quickly and effi
ciently. A grange will not prosper
that calls to order an hour behind time,
and then dawdles along waiting for
something to turn up.
Very few farmers know what any
particular crop costs them, or even
keep an account of receipts and expen
ditures. There is probably no other
branch of business conducted in -such
a slipshod manner. The grange should
be and to a large extent is a school
in which to learn better methods of
conducting the business of the farm
and home. Farmers' Voice. "
Original Idea About Asparagus. -
A consensus of opinion in regard to
cutting asparagus, as noted In Mee
han's Monthly, seems to be that from
the first starting of the plant in spring
the weaker shoots should not be cut
but left to produce the leafage so neces
sary for the production of strong roots.
One gardener makes the novel sugges
tion that the very best success In get
ting first-class asparagus ts to select
the plants all of one sex. His plan has
been to set 1-year-old plants In a bed
rather closely together and mark the
berry-bearing or female plants for- the
permanent bed. These, he says, have
always borne strong shoots far superior
to the beds of the usually mixed sexes.
Blop Barrel a Nn'sance.
We question if there be a greater
abomination about the hog yard than
the average slop barrel, says. the Farm
er's Review. ..Who-invented .this nui
sance? : Who can give a common-sense
reason for its survival?' It smells to
heaven! It renders the digestive organs
of the hogs as sour and unwholesome
as itself! We are at a loss to explain
its presence, nor can we see what ben
efit is derived from Its use. Is It any
wonder that he Is filthy when food sup
plied to him is filthy, sour, fermenting.
decomposing, diarrhea-inducing? Such
food is unnatural for the hog. He was
intended to root In the earth and graze
upon natural grasses of the field.. To
him fell the nutritious nuts and fruits
of the tree; for him were the sweet
herbs and succulent roots, but no dirty,
smelly, sour slop! .""
The great heavy bullocks and thick
sided porkers that were once such fa
vorites are now not desirable. They
have given place to the young, quickly
grown animals. In order to avoid an
excess of fat an animal must be con
tinuously grown. If It Is reduced to a
mere shadow during the winter months
and then the following season allowed
its freedom on the rich range grass of
the West It will lay on too much fat
and not enough meat Tallow Is not
what is wanted: It is meat that the
present generation desires. The East
ern feeders are fully aware of that
fact for they never allow an animal to
stop growing from birth until It
reaches the slaughter house. They will
cultivate the taste of the meat eaters
to such a degree that It will force those
who cannot procure sufficient feed to
keep their animals in goad flesh dur
ing the winter to sell them at weaning
time. American Agriculturist
A Pnbblnic Post.
It is a great comfort for hogs and :;
may be made most useful to rid them . ,
of lice anda scaly skin if put up as "
follows: Drive a stout stick three ;
inches in diameter in a suitable place, -"
leaving twenty inches above ground:
staple a rope four inches from earth's .,;
surf ace to the stake and coil It. closely t ,
till it reaches three inches from the top "
of the stake; staple It tightly. Pour 1
coal oil or crude petroleum on it until
it is well saturated with it and the '
hogs or shoats will fight for the first
and last rub on it Pour more oil on ;
occasionally as needed. This will kill
all lice and nits and remove scales that
are so unsightly upon the hogs. It has
been tried and works well. Twentieth
Notes About the Hor.e.
Allow a horse a reasonable time to
rest after feeding..
It. Is within the reach of every farm
er to brepd good horses.
. Mares bred in the fail will endure
good service without injury.
A dumb, stupid cot can never be ed
ucated to be a valuable horse.
A good colt isa product not affected
by weather, hot, wet or dry.
Size, form, bone and constitution
must be regarded first in breeding.
Let the heels be cleaned every night
Dirt or filth if allowed to cake causes
sore heels. , ( -;
While horses neel good, wholesome
food, it should not be all of the fat pro
;' ' .Cheese Manufacturer '.. .'
Mr. Simon, the expert who scored the '"''
cheese at thj- convention of the Obio" V
dairymen, is a large" Wisconsin dealer - -'
and was struck by the Irregularities in Cr
the Ohio product - The size is not uni-;.
form, and a 14 or 14-Inch cheese is .
recommended. The buyers want to .
handle big lots of near the same size. .
Flats 32 to 34 pounds and Cheddars 45
to 50 pounds suit best Bandages were
also criticised as too loose, . allowing.-,
mold to work in. He voiced the sent!- ,
ment of the association when he- de- "
clared that It does not pay to. make'
skim cheese, as it always hurts the
trade in the end. - '
Pprayine Peach Tress.
Bordeaux mixture containing three '
pounds of bluestone to a barrel of wat-'
er applied the last of May ts likely to -Injure
peach foliage somewhat but in
our experience the injury is not enough .
to do any serious harm. The same Is
also true of bordeaux "containing two
pounds of bluestone applied the last of :
June. ' Black spot was almost entirely -prevented
and the texture and size of
the fruit were decidedly improved by
two and three applications. The spray
ing should be continued well up to the '
time of ripening of the fruit Mary- "
laud Station Bulletin.
Money in Fence.
Ao article in the Cosmopolitan calls
attention to the advantage of a "no
fence law" and presents the startling .
figures that Indiana alone has fences .
whose computed value is $200,000.000, '
and which if placed in- a single line
would ' fourteen times encircle the
globe. These figures suggest the enor mous
amount of capital invested In
fences throughout the United States.
Cheese should be put In good-fitting -boxes,
the sides of the box being cut
down about half an inch lower than
the ; cheese. The weight should be
plainly stamped on the box near the
seam, and all marks that are to be put
on the box should be put on every box ' '
Kxerc se for Hpr-.
To produce the best pork the hogs
should have exercise. A lazy, sleepy
hog may fatten faster, but the flesh
will not be so good. - .
Orisriu of ood Names -'The
sandwich is called for the Earl ,
of Sandwich. ,
Mulllgatawney is from an East- -Indian
word meaning pepper water, i. ?
Waffle is from wafel, a word of eu- .
tonic origin, meaning honeycomb.
Hominy Is from anhuminae, the
North American word for parched corn.
BlanC-mange means literally wb:te
food; hence chocolate blanc-mange Is
something of a misnomer.-
Succotash is a dis'u borrowed from -the
Narragansett Indians and called by
them m'sickquatash. , .
Charlotte Is a corruption of the old
English word Charlyt, which means a
dish of custard, and charlotte russe Is'
a Russian charlotte. - : .