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UNION EatHb. July, 1897.
GAZETTE Hatab. Dec. 1862.
Consolidated Feb., 1899.
COBYALLIS, BENTON CO DUTY, OREGON, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1901.
VOIi. II. NO. 22.
Awfully fast time sped away. It was
the second week In March I passed in
Bark; the second week in May came up
, on. me as If borne by a whirlwind. It
was onlv a month to the day so long
,-fixad upon for our marriage. My mother
' be.jan to fidget about my going over to
. London to ht myself out with wedding
cio.-nes. jun.i 9 was going on i to
completion. Our trip to Switzerland was
distinctly planned out. Go I must to
London; order my wedding suit I must.
But first there could be no harm in run
ning over to Sark to see Olivia once
t : .. 1 j 1 .1
more, as soon as i was marueu wvuiu
tell Julia all about her. But if either
arm or ankle went wrong for want of at
tention; I should naver forgive myself.
It was the last time I could see Olivia
before my marriage. Afterwards I should
ee much of her; for Julia would invite
her to our house, and be a friend to her.
-I spent' a wretchedly sleepless night; and
whenever I dozed I saw Olivia before me.
weeping bitterly, and refusing to be com
From St.. Sampson's we set sail straight
for the Havre Gosselin. To my extreme
surprise and chagrin, Captain Carey an
nounced his intention of landing with
.me, and leaving the-yacht in charge of
bis men to a r. ;. it our return.
' "Th lmlrW lu eicesjsivelv awkward."
, : I . objected, "and some of the rungs are
loose. You don't mind running the risk
of a plunge into the water?"
Jiot in the least, he answered cneer
lly; "for the matter of that, I plunge into
to see Tardif. He is one in a thousand,
:you' sayiand- one cannot see such a
'man every day of one's life."
There was no help for it, and I gave
In, hoping, some- good luck awaited me,
I led the way up the zig-zag path, and
Just as we reached the top I saw the
alight, erect figure of Olivia seated upon
..the, brow of a little arassv knoll at a
short, distance from us. Her back was
'"'towards us, so she was not aware of our
vicinity; and I pointed towards her with
.fen n d a i if ,1 n i ,- r-if in iliflForonrf'a
u; "I believe that is my patient yonder,'
, I said; "I will just run across and speak
to her, and then follow you to the farm.
"Ah!" he exclaimed, "there is a lovely
" view from that spot. I recollect it well.
- I will go with you. There will be time
, enough to see Tardif."
Did Captain "Careysuspet-t anything?
Or what reason could he have for wish-
-'Ing to see Olivia? Could it be merely
4.1.-4 . i .1 i i I , . 1
' lliai lie wauieu to Bee me -view iruiu mai
particular spot? I could not forbid him
accompanying me, but I wished him at
Olivia did not hear our footsteps upon
the soft turf , though we approached her
. very nearly.: The sun shone upon her
. glossy hair, every thread of which seem
ed to shine back again. She was read
ing alond, apparently to herself, and the
sounds of her sweet voice were wafted
. by the: air towards' us. Captain Carey's
", (ace became very thoughtful. J
a iew steps nearer Drougoc us in view
'of Tardif, who had spread his nets on
the grass, and was examining them nar
rowly for rents. Just at this moment
" he was down on his knees, not far from
Olivia, gathering some broken meshes to
gether, but listening to her, with an ex-
Sresslon Of nuge contentment upon ms
andsome face. ' A bitter" pang shot
through me. Could it be true by any pos-1
sibllity that lie I had heard the last time
-,-Lwaa In Sark? -V:
"Good day, Tardif," shouted Captain.
Carey; and. both Tardif and Olivia start
ed. But both of their faces grew bright
- er at seeing us. Olivia's color had come
back to her cheeks, and a sweeter face
do man ever looked upon.
"I am very glad you are come once
-more," she said, putting her hand in
,ralne"you told me id your last letter
U jfpti.were going to England."
,Ijrla.nced from the corner of my eye at
.(Japtaln Carey. He looked very grave,
but his eyes could not rest upon Olivia
without admiring her,: as she stood be-
ors us, bright-faced,, slender, erect, with
..the folds of her coarse dress falling about
.her as gracefully as if they were of the
xhis is my friend, Captain Carey, Miss
Olivia," I said,' "in whose yacht I have
r.omtf to visit-you." , . ' .
f; 1-am very glad to see any friend of
? Dr. Martin's," she answered as she held
1oat'"he hand to htm with a smile; "my
doctor 'and I- are great friends, Captain
''Carey." ' - -r:.
'-'" "So I suppose," he said significantly
'or at least his tone and look seemed
fraught with significance to me.
"Tardif," I said, "Captain Carey came
'ashore on purpose to visit you and your
'. I knew he was excessively proud of his
farm, which consisted of about four or
five acres. He caught at the words with
alacrity, and led the way towards his
house with tremendous strides, Olivia
and I were left alone, but she was mov
ing after them slowly, when I ran to her,
and offered her my arm, on the plea that
her ankle was still too weak to bear her
"Olivia!" I exclaimed, after we had
gone a few yards, bringing her and my
self to a sudden halt. Then I was struck
dumb. -' I had nothing special to say to
her. How was it I had called her so
'Well, Dr. Martin?" she said, looking
into my face again with eager, inquiring
eyes, as if she was wishful to understand
my varying moods.
"What a lovely place this is!" I ejac-
More lovely than any words I ever
heard could describe. It was a perfect
day, and a perfect view. The - sea was
like- an opal. The cliffs stretched bciow
na, with every hue of gold and .bronze,
and hoary white, and soft grey; and here
and there a black rock, with livid shades
of purple, and a bloom npon it like a
raven's wing. Rocky islets, never trod
den by human foot, over which the foam
poured ceaselessly, were dotted all about
the changeful surface of the water. And
just beneath the level of my eyes was
Olivia's face the loveliest thing there,
though there was so much beanty lying
"-Yes, it is a lovely place," , she assent
ed, a mischievous smile playing about her
"Olivia," I said, taking my courage by
Kjth hands, "it is only a month till my
. yB I
na i aeceivuig myssu, or uia sue real
ly grow paler? It was but for a moment
if it were so. But how cold the air felt
all in an instant! The shock was like
that of a first plunge into chilly waters,
and I was shivering through every fiber.
"I hope you will be happy," said Olivia,
very happy. It is a great risk to run.
Marriage will make you either very hap
py or very wretched."
Not at all," I answered, trying to
speak gaily; "I do not look forward to
any vast amount of rapture. Julia and I
will get along very well together, I have
no doubt, for we have known one an
other all our lives. I do not expect to be
any happier than other men; and the
married people I have known have not
exactly dwelt in Paradise. Perhaps your
experience has been different?
"Oh, no!" she said, her hand trembling
on my arm, and her face very downcast;
but I should have liked you to be very,
very happy. - . - - r . -
So softly spoken, with such a low, fal
tering voice! I could not trust myself
to speak again. A stern sense of duty
towards Julia kept -me silent; and we
moved on, though very slowly and lin
You love her very much?" said the
quiet voice at my side, not much louder
than the voice of conscience '
I esteem her more highly than any
.."TILL MY FLESH CREPT."
other woman, except my mother," I said.
Do you think she will like mer ask
ed Olivia, anxiously.
"No; she must love you," I said, with
warmth; "and I, too, can be a more use
ful friend to you after my marriage than
I am now. ri Perhaps then you will feel
free to place perfect confidence in us."
She smiled faintly, without speaking
a smile which said plainly she could keep
her own secret closely. It provoked me
to do a thing I had had no intention of
doing, and which I regretted very much
afterward. I opened my pocketbook and
drew out .the little slip of paper con
taining the advertisement.
"Read that," I said.
But I do not think she saw more than
the first line, for her face went deadly
white, and her eyes turned upon me with
a wild, beseeching look as Tardif de
scribed it, the look of a creature hunted
and terrified. I thought she would have
fallen, and I put my arm round her. She
fastened both her hands about mine, and
her lips moved, though I could not catch
a word she was saying.
"Olivia!" I cried, "Olivia! do yon sup
pose I coutd do anything to hurt you? Do
not be so frightened! Why,-1 am your
friend truly. I wish to heaven I had not
shown you the thing. Have more faith
in me, and more courage."
- -"But they will find me, and force me
away from here," she muttered.
"No," I said; "that advertisement was
printed in the Times directly after your
flight last October. They have not found
you yet; and the longer you are hidden
the less likely they are to find you. Good
heavens! what a fool I was to show it to
"Never .mind," she answered, recover
ing herself a little, but still clinging to
my arm; "I was only frightened for the
time. You would not give me up to them
if you knew all." -
."Give you up to them!" I repeated bit
terly. "Am I a Judas?" .
But she could not talk to me any more.
She was trembling like an" aspen leaf.
and her breath came sobbingly. All 1
could do was to take her home, blaming
myself for my cursed folly. -
Tardif walked with us to the top of the
cliff, and made me a' formal, congratu
latory speech before quitting us. When
he was gone, Captain Carey stood still
until he was quite out of hearing, and
then stretched out his hand towards the
thatched roof, yellow with stonecrop arid
lichens. - .;.;'
"This is a serious business, Martin,
he said, looking sternly at me; you are
in love with that girl."
"1 love her with all my heart and soul!"
I cried. ,'-..- v
The words startled me as I uttered
them. They had involved in them so many
unpleasant consequences, so much cha
grin and bitterness-US their practical re
sult, that I stood aghast even while my
pulses throbbed, and my heart beat high,
with the novel rapture of loving any
woman as I loved Olivia.
"Come, come, my poor fellow 1" said
Captain Carey, "we must see what can
It was neither a time nor a place for
the Indulgence of emotion of any kind,
It was impossible for me to remain o
the cliffs, bemoaning my unhappy tat.,
I strode on doggedly down the path,
kicking the loose stones into the water
as they came in my way. .Captain Carey
followed, whistlinr softlv to himself. He
continued doing so after we were aboard
the yacht. -
"I cannot leave you like this, Martin,
my boy," he' said, when we went ashore
at St. Sampson's; and he put his arm
"You will keep my secret?" I said, my
voice a key or two lower than usual.
"Martin," answered the good-hearted,
clear-sighted old bachelor, "you must not
do Julia the wrong of keeping this a se
cret from her."
"I must," I urged. "Olivia knows noth
ing of it; nobody guesses it but you. I
must conquer It"
"'Martin," urged Captain Carey, "come
up to Johanna, and tell her all about it."
Johanna Carey was one. of the powers
in the island. Everybody "knew her; and
everybody went to her for comfort or
counsel: She was, of course, related to
us all. I had always been a favorite
with her, and nothing could be more nat
ural than this proposal, that I should go.
and tell her of my dilemma.
Johanna was standing at one of the
windows, in a Quakerish dress of soma
grey stuff, and with a plain white cap
over her white hair. She came down to
the door as soon as she saw me, and re
ceived me with a motherly kiss.
"Johanna," said Captain Carey, "we
have something to tell you."
"Come and sit here by me," she said.
making room for me beside her on her
"Johanna," I replied, "I. am in a ter
"Awful!" cried Captain Carey sympa
thetically; but a glance from his sister
put him to silence.
"What is it, my dear Martin?" asked
her inviting voice again.
"I will tell you frankly," I said, feel
ing I must have It out at once, like an
aching tooth. "I love, with all my heart
and son!,, that girl in Sark; the one who
has been my patient there. '
"Martin!" she cried, in a tone full of
surprise and agitation, "Martin I"
"Yes; I know all you would urge. My
honor, jny affection for Julia, the claims
she has upon me, the strongest claims
possible; how good and worthy she is;
wnat an impossibility it is even to look
back now. I know it alt and feel how
miserably binding It is upon me. Yet I
love Olivia: anrt I shall novo lull-
A long, dreary, colorless, wretched life
stretched before me, with Julia my in
separable companion, and Olivia alto
gether lost to me. Captain Carev and
Johanna, neither of whom had tasted the
sweets and bitters of marriage, looked
sorrowfully at me and shook their heads.
"Xou must tell Julia,"' said Johanna,
after a long pause. ;
"Tell Julia!" I echoed. "I would not
tell her for worlds" . i
"You must tell her," she repeated; "it
is your clear duty. I know it will be
most painful to you both, but you have
no right to marry her with this secret on
"I should be true to her," I interrupt
ed somewnat angrily. .:
"What do you call being true, Martin
Dobree?" she asked, more calmly than
she had spoken before. "Is it being true
to a woman to let her believe you choose
and love her above all other women, when
that is absolutely false? No; you are too
honorable for that. I tell you it is your
plain duty to lee-Julia know this, and
know It at once." -
- Nothing could move Johnnna'from that
position, and in my heart I recognized its
righteousness. She argued with me that
it Was Julia s due to hear it from my
self. - I knew afterwards that she- be
lieved the sight of her distress and firm
love for .myself would dissipate the In
fatuation of my love for Olivia. But she
did not read Julia's character as well as
my mother did.
Before she let me leave her I had
promised to have my confession and sub
sequent explanation with Julia all over
the following day; and to make this the
more inevitable, she told me she should
drive into St. Peter-port the next after
noon about five o clock, when she should
expect to find this troublesome matter
settled, either by a renewal of my affec
tion for my betrothed,, or the suspension
of the betrothal. In the latter case she
promised to carry Julia home with her
until the first bitterness was over.
". "''-., - (To be continued.)
Wild Boars In Windsor Park. .
It is stated that the wild boars
Windsor great park are to be shot, by
order of King Edward. The herd was
presented to Queen Victoria by the
Prince of Wales during his tour In In
dia. The animals have largely increas
ed in numbers, and have had to be kill
ed off periodically. They hare been a
considerable source of attraction to vis
itors, but they are dangerous, and sev
eral people have" narrowly escaped 'In
When a brakeman has curly hair.
his associates call him "Curly." But If
he Is over six feet tall, however, they
always call him "Shorty.'
. Poor Work in BBreddinsT.
Considerable complaint has been
made against the corn shredder because
the shredded material, especially the
coarser parts of the corn stalk were not
properly cut to pieces. Pieces of stalk
from six to ten inches long formed the
greater part of the waste that accumu
lated in the mangers. Much of this ma
terial, if reduced to fineness, would be
eaten by stock, and a reat deal of
actual feed could be saved. ' However,
it is true that a portion of "the stalk can
hardly be reduced by the shredder and
cutter head sufficiently to be eaten by
animals. A grinding process that
crushes as well as cuts is necessary to
do this. But the common shredder may
be made to do much better work than It
has done the past season..', . - - ..."
Where the shredder has started fresh
with sharp, keen knives, firmly set, the
thrashed material was wade a great
deal finer than after the, machine has
been used for a considerable length of
time, without the knives being sharp
ened. -Shredder owners are doing great
Injury by allowing such careless work,
Instances are known whete the knives
of the shredder have not, been looked
after during the entire season's work,
Such poorly cut up fodder brings the
shredder into: disrepute; and the dis
tricts that have been imposed upon will
likely have very little fodder shredded
the coming season because; the machine
did not increase the value of the fod
der. Indianapolis News.
fiara Floor Scraper '
The stable scraper Is a very handy
tool to keep In the barn, and can be
easily and inexpensively made. The
foundation Is an inch board, five Inches
wide and about eight inches longer than
the width, of an ordinary f our-tined
fCKiPSB FOB BA.BH FLOOR.
fork. Quarter-inch holes are bored in
the edge of the board the same distance
apart that the tines are on the fork,
These holes should be about three Inch
es deep, and pass out of the board on
the side. The lower edge of the board
is beveled behind, which forms a good
. The Corn Binder.
Saving the corn fodder has become a
most Important operation on most of
the farms. The drought has cut short
the oats and bay crop, and the deficien
cy in coarse fodders must be supplied
from the corn fields. The silo has
proved, to be of great value in convert
ing the green fodder into ensilage. It
is not only the most economical method
of handling the crop, but gives the best
food, not for dairy animals only, but
for the production of beef. The making
of ensilage Is not generally practiced
throughout the country. The stover is
put up as dry fodder, and Is so fed.
Corn-cutting has become so general
that it is of ten difficult to obtain help
for harvesting the crop,, either for the
silo or In the dry state. The improve
ments made in the corn binder have
made it a practical and valuable impl
ment for cutting the fodder. The binder
not only hastens the work of cutting the
forage, but by tying it into bundles the
material Is much more easily handled
when put on wagons or when placed
in the shock. The feeding into the
shredder is more regular where the fod
der has been given to it In bunches of
Keeping Milk Sweet.
- If the milk is to be delivered In good
condition to the consumer during the
summer months, it must be thoroughly
cooled and aerated and kept cool, says
Hoard's Dairyman. .These steps are
absolutely necessary with all milks
during the hot weather. 'A great im
provement can also be made by looking
carefully after the cleanliness of cows,
stables and milk utensils, as there is a
great difference in the keeping quality
of clean and dirty milks. - The whole
question of keeping milk sweet is in
providing a clean article, kept cooled
asd well aerated. Preservatives should
not be used under any condition. - -
Biennial Plants Seedinac Flrat fear.
We have occasionally been called np
on to tell our neighbors why some of
their plants that are not supposed to
produce seed until they nave been re-
" 4 - - '
set In the ground after they have made
one year's growth should have gone
to seed the first season. They are
roots, and we have seen It happen In
beets, carrots and celery, probably
more often in the latter than in the
others. ' In every case where we have
had an opportunity to examine the
plants that thus seeded prematurely we
have found that some cause had check
ed the growth In the early part of the
season, and when it began a new
growth it began as if In its second year
to develop the seed stalk Instead of
perfecting the root Celery set in the
ground too early, or allowed to be chill
ed in the hotbed where started, does
this very frequently, but we have seen
beets and carrots do it when a severe
late frost went over them after they
were well up, and we think parsnips
are liable to do so. But we have found
beets and carrots doing so when exam
ination showed that they had been In
jured by having been touched with the
hoe or weeder, or possibly injured by
worms or other Insects. There is no
remedy but to pull up and destroy the
plant Seed produced on such a plant
is valueless for sowing another season,
Robbing; Farm and Families.
The American Sheep Breeder says
that it is quite possible that an ounce
of mixed food, such, as corn and oats
ground together, with an equal "quan
tity of wheat middling or bran, will
add an ounce or more to the weight of
lambs after they ace four weeks old,
if given daily in addition to other prop
er food, and as they grow older this
amount may be increased, with 'nearly
a corresponding- Increase itf weight
gained. To exchange a pound of grain.
costing about one cent, for a pound of
lamb worth fifteen cents seems to be
a trade that almost any farmer would
be willing to make, but we have seen
.tnose wno boasted that they never
bought any grain. They did not raise
lambs or chickens, sold but little and
bought less, and saved money, but we
would not have accepted their farms
and the money they had accumulated
and agreed to make the farm as good
as It was when they received it Such
farmers are usually robbers, robbing
the land of Its fertility, robbing their
families of the comforts of life, and
their children of the pleasures of youth
and nearly all that is desirable in life,
unless the children forsake the farm
and establish a home where they may
earn more, expend more" "and enjoy
more of life. New England Home
stead. - -.- :..-,-;.... ;.
There is more or less trouble with
crop-bound fowls In the summer, and
during this season it Is due nearly al
ways to -the bird having got some Im
proper substance in its crop. If. the
bird is a valuable one and worth treat
ing the best plan is to take her; be
tween one's knees with a cup of sweet
scalded milk in hand and gently force
some of the milk down the throat, at
the' same time working the crop gently
back and forth with the fingers. Af
ter giving a few spoonfuls of the milk
then give a dose of Rochelle salts in
a little milk. If this does not bring
relief, go back to the first treatment
which will be more effectual after the
'use of salts, and will relieve the trou
ble In the majority of cases. The diffi
culty may have been caused by eating,
too-much grit or gravel, or eating con
siderable mud when picking up corn or
otiier grain thrown to the hen. After
feeding the fowl as ' indicated ' she
should be fed bread moistened in milk
for a day or two and kept in a clean
coop, where she can get no food except
that given her. '
: ; v.in. nr . r-n -
Dry pastures and hot weather bring
little- terror to the farmer who has
planted liberally of such crops as will
give forage in midsummer. The earlv
sweet com is in condition to feed and
the sorghum is coming Into head. With
these crops to supplement the pastures
the live stock will receive little check
in the Droduetlon of ment and mllfe
from lack of food during the hot weath
er. If stock Is compelled to hunt for a
livlne- all dav in vmxI ScMi with itttia
I; grass, a loss may be expected, one that
will he difficult and expensive to make
good later on. The hogs and sheep, as
weii as tne cows, will appreciate an ex
tra ration during the warm days. While
me stock is runnlna- on nnstnrn
, shade, food and water are together,
noon is an excellent time to do this soe
cial feeding.r Af this time of dav the
animals will be In the shade near their
watering place, and extra feed may
then be given without disturbing them
in' the cool morning and evening when
tney enjoy feeding on the grass.
Check in growth, whether in summer
winter, is always an actual loss to-the
owner. Exchange. : -
- "Nails lot pple Trees.
- Among old-time fruit-growers there
exists an opinion that by driving nails
in apple trees certain diseases and at
tacks by insects are avoided. The only
possible good that could come from
driving a nail into a tree would be that
which might come from the rust which
would accumulate on the nail, and it is
only sensible to suppose that this rust
would be of no value anywhere, except
in" its immediate vicinity. It is a well
known fact that rust has no effect good
or otherwise, on the sap of a tree, and
as for the rust In any way destroying
or preventing insect life, it is not so.
Profit In Sneep.
Under proper handling it costs little
to keep a small flock of sheep on the
general farm, and they return enough
to more than pay good interest on the
investment and something' over in the
shape of wages for the owner. - Then
the lambs and mottou, whether ship
ped to market or killed for home use.
must count a clear gain. -
"Dear mer sighed Katie, when she
got up that Saturday morning.
What can be the matter?" said mam
ma, laughing at the doleful face.
"Oh, there's thousands and millions
of things the matter!" said Katie, cross
ly. She did not like to be laughed at
'Now, ' Katie," said mamma, this
time seriously, "as soon as yon are
dressed I have something I want you
to do for me down In the library."
"Before breakfast?" said Katie.
"No. You can have your breakfast
first" mamma answered.
Katie was very curious to know what
this was, and as perhaps you are, too.
we will skip the breakfast and go right
Into the library.
Mamma was sitting at the desk with
big piece of paper and a pencil in
front of her.
"Now, Katie," she said, "I want you
to write down a few of those things
Oh ,look in H Ek drumr -
And oodtrntsi); them, too.
randWhtri lost hi$!t.
And he dbn know wht lode:-
nd look bthtn the dowl door,
Vvf onrht parlor shelf, ' '
t7her never roindrsndfalher ojd.
I've found them now nytelf
that trouble you. One thousand will
"Oh, mamma,, you're laughing at me
now," said Katie; "but I can think of
at least ten things right this minute."
"Very well," said mamma; "put
down ten." ' '. t
So Katie wrote: "
"1. It's gone and rained, so we can't
"2. Minnie is going away, so I'll have
to sit with that horrid little Jean Bas
com on Monday."
, "3. "
Here Katie bit her pencil, and then
couldn't help laughing.
"That's all I can think of just this
minute," she said.
"WeU," said her mother, "I'll Just
keep this paper a day or two."
That afternoon the rain had cleared
away," and Katie and her mamma, as
they sat at the window, saw Uncle
Jack come to take Katie to drive. And
oh, what a jolly afternoon they had
Monday, when Katie came home
from school, she said:
"Oh, mamma, I didn't like Jean at
all at first, but she's a lovely seat mate.
I'm so glad. Aren't you?" .
"Oh!" was all mamma, said; but
somehow it made Katie think of her
Saturday -troubles and the paper.
"I guess I'll tear up that paper now,
mamma dear," she said, laughing rath
"And next time," said mamma, "why
not let the troubles come before you
cry about them? There are so many of
them that turn out very pleasant if
you'll only wait to see. By waiting,
you see, you can save the trouble of
crying and worrying at all." .
Little Mark's Idea.
' It had been raining all day and little
Mark, on the back piazza, was impa
tient because he was kept from play.
His mother thought she heard him talk
ing to some one, so when he came she
- "To whom were you talking, Mark?"
"I was talking to God," replied the
little fellow. "I asked him to make it
stop raining so I could go out and play,
but he never let on he heard me.
Our little Blue-Byes is going to bed," . -But
never alone goes she; '.
For Doris and Dorothy over the way
In nightgowns white I see. -
So here is a thought for your dear little
head: .- '' .''-;.?--. -'- ;-'..
Across the street they are going to bed.
And all through the town, where wo
They are going to bed by te score.
Till I seeia to hear, "Good night! good
-Passed on from door to door.
So here Is a thought for your small curly
All over the cl . . jj'n going to bed.
And the thousatos of children throughout
As westward the sun goes fast.
Will say their prayers and climb into bed.
Till all will be sleeping at last
Now here la a thought for your wise little
Thousands of children will soon be in bed.
And all over the world, as the sua jour
- neys on,
Aa army of girls and boys
Will don their nightgowns and say good
Leaving their games and toys.
Oh, here's a big thought for your small
Millions of little ones tucked into bed!
Abont F pit tins; Book.
If you have any volumes you wish to
wear out good way to make their
lives short Is to leave them open face
downward, so as to break them through
along the back. Another effective way
la to shut up something thick between
the leaves. This latter plan will be
sure to crack the glue which fastens the
leaves at the back, and the early fate
of the hated volume will be assured. . If
you wish to disfigure the book rather
than destroy It there are other methods
of bringing this about. Reading while
eating is likely to spot a cover quite
thoroughly and may also put a few
crumbs between the leaves, but nothing
will more quickly dispose of a book
than to leave it outdoors overnight,
even If there is nothing worse than a
heavy fall of dew to aid, in your design.
And, by the way, keep these methods of
Ill-treating books for those that really,
deserve harsh treatment St Nicholas,
- Mis-bt I ml uce Tockjsw.
Little 4-year-old Mabel, coming into
the room one day and finding the baby
with one end of a doorkey In his mouth,
"Baby, take that key right out of your
mouth or the first thing you. know yoU;
will have the lockjaw!". . . .. .
When Mamma Was a Boy. '
Gertie, aged 4, saw some boys at work'
in a brickyard one day, and upon her.
return home she asked: "Mamma, did;,
you have to work In a brickyard when
you were a little boy?" ' f
Where the Wrong: Lar.
Sunday School Teacher Johnny," can
you tell me why It is wrong to go fishing '
on the Sabbath? ;
Johnny Yes'm; 'cause It leads a fel ler
to tell lies about what he catches.
How Banana Trees Grow. ' "
It is a -peculiar fact that but ' one '
bunch of bananas, grows on a tree. -After
the fruit has been cnt the tree is
then cut down to the ground, and from ,
the stump another tree sprouts which
bears another Jthe following year. The ;
greatest trouble of farmers is to keep "
the farms clear of sprouts. They shoot ;
up from the roots of the tree for a radi-.l
us of ten feet and grow like weeds...
As the fruit is cut from trees it is '
placed on the backs of little pack don- 1
keys and transported in -this way to:'
the coast One donkey can carry from
three to six bunches, according to the
-size of the bunches and the distance ..
from the coast In the season at Bara-
coa there are more than 3,000 donkeys"'.
that stretch along In a line for miles" I
plodding toward the coast with their
loads of bananas. - . .
-' Patent Cfcunpared."
The United States grants 25,000 pat-
ents a year, England only 8,000.- -Can-
ada grants 4,000 a year. .- ... jj
,; New Orleans Crime. ' : ? Js!
New Orleans holds the . record: foHr"
crime. Three hundred police-; -madex-i
18,000 arrests last year... .. , . , '.,.-
Many a slow man has been made fast
to a widow for the rest of his natural
life, - ' .-