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The Bust Kertaw.
-Tben I grow UP" aid Wllie Bewise,
-I think that I shall be
, noted enimuK",lt
jo he commenced with Implements,
Including tne I"n "a,n l;
For never sn entomologist
g,d done without them yet.
fm Mr!;r IuorninK ti" late at "tebt
He ran and crept ud dug.
BinrninR at night hia knapsack filled
With eery kind of bug.
ComprWns the beetle, the lantern-fly,
'Canthnris. the flea.
JV gooseberry worm, the bottle fly,
The soldier bug and bee.
Hf stuck thera on the wall, he dil.
With pins right through their backs;
Pnttinc in cases the fragile 'winged,
Others he placed in sacks.
Then, smiling, he viewed that bright ar
ray Before to bed he went,
Th.mph nary a wink of sleep got be,
His mind so bug intent.
He tried to dose, but Tain attempt.
It wouldn't succeed at all,
For all at once the pins dropped out
And the bugs crawled down the wa'J.
Willie Bewise's poor eyes popped out
His blood froze at the thought
Of the silent horde of punctured things
Creeping around his cot.
Then lo, behold! as quick as a wink
They swarmed upon the bed.
While Willie Bewise had scarcely time
To hide .his throbbing' head.
They tackled him through the counter
pane, They pinched him through his gown;
Procuring a pin they spitted him.
Which firmly held him down.
The soldier bug then said to the bee
"I can't remember when
I've seen such a rara avis.
Or such ne spe-i-men."
This set the other bugs wild with mirth,
They held their sides for joy.
THEY SPITTED HIM.
As they wandered 'round and 'round the
Viewing the struggling boy.
The squirming entomologist did
Nothing but plead and groan.
Vowing he'd leave all butterflies
And other poor bugs alone.
The lantern fly then said to the bee:
"All right, we'll take his word."
80 loosing the pin they all crept down
So soft that none was heard.
TV sun was up four hours or more,
When Willie woke up to find
A doctor standing by his bed
And mother just behind.
The doctor smiled and said, said he,
"He's overstrained, that's all,"
Then Willie Bewise was glad to find
The bugs still on the wall.
The Klnar and the Peasant.
Here is a little story abouytbe young
king of Italy which Is being printed In
the Italian papers, and which Is worth
reproducing. The king was staying
in the country at his place In Raccor
rtsL He is little known to the people
there, for In his walks about the neigh
borhood he always strives to preserve
"is Incognito. Hence come some curi
ous adventures. One day, while tut
tramping, he got very thirsty, and sefc
'ig a woman milking a cow In a "field
"car by, he went up to ber and asked
n for a glass of milk.
"I can't give you any of this." said
the woman, "but If you'll mind the cow
1 11 go to the house and get you some,
80 the king minded the cow till the
woman returned with a glass of cool
milk. Then he asked her where all the
arm hands had gone.
"Oh, they're always running away
ir"0 8 a kIn--IIS
And why do yon not go? Don't you
int to see the king?"
'Some one must st.iv n,l wi. e.
'Well, little mother." smiled tha
guest, "you see the klm? -it,,..,f .,..
ning away from your work."
You re Joking!" exclaimed the wora-
, Who could not believe that si mrtn.
arch could be so quietly dressed. But
w iien uie King put a gold coin Into her
hand she fell on her knees, while he
continued to walk, laughing over the
Incident Woman's Home Companion.
Trick of Mesmerised Hat. I
rrovlde yourself with an old bat and '
1 ordinary blnck pin lent In the shape j
f the letter C. Tut the hat on a table. 1
crown upward, and secrete the pin In '
your right hand. Tou will borrow the !
nat from somebody In the audience.
receiving it take It In your left 1
hand, and while walking to the table I
lace the right hand Inside and nulcklv
push the point of the pin up through
the crown and stand the hat on the '
table. You make a few nassos over
the hat as If you were mesmerizing it.
Lay your left hand on the hnt. Slin
your second finger In the hook and ,
slowly lift the hat from the table. Af
ter this brine the hat to the kible. re
move the hnnd and In returning the
hat you can easily withdraw the pin.
Frnlt of One Coffee Plant.
It is said that the first coffee plant
In British Central Africa wi.3 taken
there from Kew by missionaries, and
that though others have been Intro
duced, the bulk of the coffee produced
has sprung from that one plant Elnn
tyre coffee is the finest In the world,
and commands the highest price. The
export Is gradually Increasing, last sea-
sou's output having been about 100
ton. It Is expected to be 10 to 12 per
cent greater this year.
Tonne Boy Traveler.
A New York paper tells of a boy 11
years of age who has traveled 63.000
miles. The boy was born in Shanghai,
and has crossed the Pacific Ocean and
the American continent seven times.
He spent last summer with his uncle In
Syracuse, and entered a school at Ar
den City, L. I., in the fall. He speaks
and writes Chinese. French and En
glish, and his knowledge of geograyuy
and history Is remarkable.
WOMEN FEAR TO TREAD.
Two Places ia the United States that
Are Eveleae Edena.
London Tit-Bits accuses the United
States of a lack of gallantry. In the
last number the following appears:
"Our American cousins claim to be
particularly Indulgeut to their women
folk, but there Is more than one place
In the United States where the pres
ence of the fair sex is not only unwel
come, but absolutely forbidden. Per
haps the most remarkable Instance of
this rigorous boycotting of the daugh
ters of Eve Is that related of Cramp's
great Industrial concern.
"It appears that the firm find it nec
essary to exclude women altogether
from their shipyard, because their pres
ence would distract the attention of
the men from their work. Some time
ego a friend of one of the officials of
the concern pleaded for the admission
of a gentleman of his acquaintance,
but all In vain.
" 'Your friend outside,' said the offi
cial, 'is accompanied by two ladies. We
have 7.000 workmen In the yards, and
all of them are busy. If we permitted
the ladles Inside the gates, every one
of the 7,000 workmen would lose a cou
ple of minutes In looking the party
over, and you can easily figure up
what such a loss of time would amount
to. I am sorry for the ladies, but the
rule cannot be broken. Every minute
lost by the 7,000 workmen means the
loss of several days time.'
"In Sunnyside, In the State of Utah,
the great American Republic boasts a
whole town which no woman Is al
lowed to enter. The inhabitants com
prise some five or six hundred men,
who are all engaged In either coal or
iron mining pursuits. They all have to
do their own cooking, washing and oth
er household duties; and any married
man among them who desires to see
his wife and family has to take a day
off at his own expense to pay them a
"The town, together with upward of
2.000 acres of land. Is the property of
a mining company, whose title requires
a certain period of undisputed posses
sion to make It absolutely unassailable.
The workmen are prohibited from
bringing their wives on the property to
exclude the possibility or tneir acquir
ing proprietary rights which might
have to be fought or bougnt out.
What Scott Did for Scotland.
"The people of Scotland," said John
O. MJller, of Edinburgh, "never cease
to bless the memory of Sir Walter
Scott To the 'Wizard of the North' Is
due mainly the credit of spreading his
country's fame to all parts of the
world, and that is the reason that with
each recurring summer vast numbers
of American tourists pour into our
country. The best part of their visita
tion, from a practical point of view, is
the good American dollars they dis
pense with no niggardly hand. If It
hadn't been for Sir Walter, they would
have probably never thought to come
our way, and that Is why we revere his
name." Washington Tost
"Is the manager up to dater
"Sure. He's Just introduced a game
ot ping-pong In the balcony scene In
Borneo and Juliet' "-Yonkers States
man. Young man, If you can t marry a girl
with dollars you are lucky to marry
on with sense.
A HEPDLS1VE CITY.
FILTH, WRETCHEDNESS, FANAT
ICISM AND AVARICE. '
Thee Make Jerusalem One of the Moat
Diaaruating Place on Earth Hangar
of Death from Mohammedan Faaat
lea Moaqne of Omar.
Tlie city of Jerusalem Is a place or
overwhelming Interest to all Christians
and Is almost as sacred to the follow
ers of Mohammed as to the follower
of Christ but everybody who comes
here In a reverential spirit Is sure to he
disappointed and wish that be bad
stayed away, so many Illusions are dis
pelled, so many Ideals shattered, so
many cherished memories violated, so
much confidence shaken, writes Wil
liam E. Curtis in the Chicago Record
Herald. Every holy and historical
place Is disputed every spot Id the
entire city of any public Interest, the
line of every wall, the position of every
palace, temple and synagogue, the lo
cation of every gate, the site of every
scene connected with the life of the
Savior, the name of every pool; sev
eral of the most Important places are
duplicated, and In one Instance tripli
cated. The mercenary spirit pervades every
v s X " J : 1
SACKED TO JEW. TURK AND CHRISTIAN.
General view of Jerusalem, showing In the foreground the Christian Church
of St Ann and in the left background the historic Mosque of Ouiar.
part of the community, which makes
its living off pilgrims and tourists, and
will find holy places and argument
and evidence to support them as long
as trustful and confiding people are
willing to pay for the privilege of see
ing them. Those who are competent to
sieak on such subjects say that the
longer you stay and the oftener you
come to Jerusalem the more rapidly
these objections diminish In Impor
tance and the greater will be the Inter
est which the ruins and traditions In
spire, but everybody will always be
obliged to confess the degraded aspect
of the people, the material and moral
decline of the city, the filth and wretch
edness of the homes, the cheap and
tawdry decorations of the churches,
and the Inapproprlateness of the monu
ments. These thlugs make people mel
ancholy If not disgusted A combina
tion of superstition and fanaticism,
with formalism and avarice. Is the
chief characteristic of the modern city,
once the fountain head from which
the knowledge of the true God was
diffused to all mankind, and after a
few days' experience you feel like but
toning up your pockets when you kneel
to pray before" a sacred shrine.
Jerusalem Is not a town for amuse
ment or recreation; for everything In
it Is tinged with religious sentiment
and relates to scriptural history. There
is nothing to attract a traveler but
shrines and memories, and the air Is
full ot controversy. Jealousy and doubt.
There Is nothing beautiful In or about
the city except the Mosque of Omar,
which is one of the subllmest concep
tions of Saracenic architecture lu exist
ence. Although we sing of the glory,
the purity and happiness of Jerusalem,
It Is one of the most repulsive places
In all the world. The old city Is a mass
of stone masonry, separated by narrow
streets and courts and surrounded by
a wall tulrty-elght feet high and alto
gether two and a half miles In length, j
TLere are few open spaces, the streets
are crooked: many of them are blind
alleys, and those In the business dis
tricts are vaulted over. There are no
sewers and none but surface drainage.
Al! the filth and offal of unmentionable
sorts Is dumped upon the pavement for
the dogs to scatter and the rain to wash
away. In wet weather the streets are
stinking cesspools, and when they dry
up the mixture is ground to powder be
neath the hoofs of camels and donkeys
and the sandals of men, blown Into
the air and absorbed Into the throats
and nostrils, the eyes and ears of man
and beast, with myriads of microbes of
all varieties. You actually have to hold
vour nose as you walk down the Via
' Doloroso, the most holy and lnterest-
', lng street In the world, sanctified by
the feet of the Savior who followed It
as He bore the cross to Calvary.
I The streets of Jerusalem inside the
walls are repulsive by day and unsafe
at night Strangers, particularly for
eigners or Christians, should never
wander out by themselves after dark.
; They are strictly warned against such
folly, because It Is a Moslem town, in
which business Is suspended from sun
set to sunrise and becomes like a city
cf the dead after dark. In the older
portions there are no street lights, no
gas, no electricity, not even petroleum
! Limps. When darkness falls the ba
zaars are closed, the shutters are put
up, the camels and donkeys are turned
Into the corrals at the khans, and the
1 people retire behind the high blauk
walls that Inclose their habitations.
Those who are compelled to go out on
, honest business have lanterns carried
before them. A man etilnff hnnu with. 1
out a light Is apt to be arrested for a
suspicious character. But this la not
the greatest danger. In passing through
the streets at night a stranger is apt
to be touched by a leper, or bitten by
a cur, or stabbed by a Mohammcdau
The latter are the worst of all assas
sins, because they strike without rea
son, an I their religion not only Justi
fies but rewards them for taking the
lives of unbelievers. While the police
and military are always on the lookout
for these "fakirs," as they are called,
and punish them with instant death if
detected, the penalty has no terror for
them and It Is Impossible for straugera
to guard against thera because they
cannot distinguish between people. All
Christians look alike to thera. Some of
the "fakirs." after having made the
pilgrimage to Mecca or to the Mosque
of Omar In Jerusalem, go out Into the
world to fulfill vows they have made to
kill or chastise "galours." as Christians
are called, for the sake of the faith, or
for some Imaginary slight or profana
tion to their religion. Strangers who
visit mosques must always take a sol
dier or a kavass from their consulate
with them to protect themselves
against possible assault from these fa
natics. Except In the bazaars and the princl
pal thoroughfares, the streets of Jeru
salem are unpaved. and are strewn
with offal and carrion, decaying fruit,
dead cats and curs, and filth, which Is
never carried away and Is allowed to
remain until It decays. Many of the
common trades are conducted In the
streets, and the thoroughfares ordinar
ily followed by strangers and tourists
are lined on both sides with peddlers,
who clamor for custom.
The Mosque of Omar, referred to
above. Is on historic Mount Moriah ami
stands upon the site of three ancient
temples, erected respectively by Solo
mon, Zerubbabel and Herod. It was
on Mount Morinh that Abraham re
ceived the order to sacrifice Isaac, the
order being cancelled when his obedi
ence had been tested. A tradition
states that a mass of rock lying direct
ly beneath the dome of the Mohamme
dan temple Is the same upon which
Abraham made ready to sacrifice Ills
son and where the "altar of sacrifice"
of the Temple stood.
The mosque was built In the seventh
century and Is diagonal In shape. Its
diameter Is 170 feet. The lower por
tion Is constructed of various colored
marbles and the upper part Is pierced
with fifty-six windows of brilliantly
stained glass. The dome Is richly glid
ed and Is supported by pillars, with
arches resting on columns of porphyry
JOHN BROWN'S BIRTHPLACE.
8tIU Stands Near Torrlnsrton, Conn.,
ana la Lived In Of eg;i-oea.
One of the claims of Torrington,
Conn., to distinction Is the fact that
John Brown, who was so prominent In
the early days of the anti-slavery move,
ment was born in a quaint old farm
house a short distance from the place,
The house Is now 112 years old and by
a singular turn of fate Is occupied by
a negro family, for whose race Brown
died. It Is one of the show placea of
JOHX UltOWN'g U1K1 Hi-LACE.
the neighborhood and visitors to Tor
rington generally visit It.
John Brown lived in the old bouse
until be was 5 years old. Then his
father moved to Kansas with his fam
ily. The friend of the black man made
several visits to his birthplace and was
pleased to find a growing anti-slavery
movement In 1837 the Hues between
the opposing parties were closely
drawn, and several fights occurred at
Wolcottvllle when the anti-slavery ad
herents tried to hold meetings there.
Brown paid Torrington an extended
visit about this time, and was so out
spoken against slavery that an old
friend of the family undertook to warn
him. "If you keep up this fight against
slavery, you'll be hanged some day."
said the friend. Brown is said to have
replied that be did not fear anything of
that sort, and went on fighting slavery
until he was banged at Charleston, Va.,
In 1859. '
The shorter a woman wears her alny
day skirt, the higher she wear urr
A WORD TO MOTHERS.
IIII.K many a woman Is long-
ig "to go out to grass with
the old king," fate In the guise
of "spring house-cleaning," "moving,"
"spring sewing," "getting ready for
Matilda's commencement," or
lah'a wedding," usually forbids the out
ing until, all duties accomplished, the
coast Is clear for self-indulgence.
Mothers are proverbially unselfish,
and they seldom take their pleasuring
until every member of the family a
properly looked after. Occasionally th:i
self abnegation Is carried too far, even
to the detriment of the family's morals.
We have all known Instances where
perpetual surrender on the part of the
mother had bred corresponding Indif
ference and neglect on the part of the
family, without their realizing it "Any
old article of dress Is good enough for
mother. She don't care much about
getting out anyhow !'
"There's no use asking her to go to
the picnic or take a ride. She's used to
staying nt home!"
"Mother don't mind washing dishes
or peeling potatoes, and anything like
ttiat stains my hands horribly" "1 in
tended buying my wife n new scwiug
machine or tlx a sink lu the kitchen
this spring, but she's used to going
without, and 1 think I'll take the mon
ey for that bay mare of Jones' that can
pass anything on the road," and so ud
If you always Insist, mother, on eat
ing the crusts and building the tires.
and taking the butt end of every house
hold responsibility, and wearing old
clothes, you may keep on doing It to the
end with no thanks, and the realization.
that you are to blame In large measure
for the engendering and fostering of
selfish and unlovely traits on the parts
of your family.
What girl wants to mnrry a man who
Is habitually neglectful of his mother?
Who, respects a husband and father
who goes off to take his pleasure by
himself, who buys all the newest lalwr-
saving machinery for his own use on
the farm, and leaves his wife to strug
gle along year in and year out with a
pump so stiff and awkward that . It
ought to be run by horse-power, narrow
doorsteps and steep cellar stairs that
are a iierpctual menace to life and
limb, heavy Iron pots and skillets, and
a Sahara of a back yard, In which she
Is forced to hang out the wash, week
after week, In the biasing sun?
The Beauty Quest.
How to have a clear skin Don't
bathe In hard water; soften It with a
little iowdered borax or a handful of
Don't bathe the face while It Is very
warm or very cold.
Don't wash the face when traveling,
unless It Is with a little alcohol and
water, or a little vaseline.
Iiou't attempt to remove dust with
cold water; give the face a hot bath,
with soap; then give It a thorough
rinsing with clear tepid or cold water.
Don't rub the face with too coarse
a towel; treat It as you would the
finest iHtrcelaln, gently and delicately.
Don't be afraid of sunshine and fresh
air; they give bloom and color.
Don't forget that the nurses of wom
en's beauty are seven: Fresh air, sun
shine, warmth, rest, sleep, food, and
whatever stirs the blood, be It exercise
Don't neglect sleep; you can oven
sleep yourself good-looking. A long
nap and a hot hath will make uny
Don't forget that beauty in a power.
There Is nothing more potent; It Is to
a woman what capital is to a mer
chant Its absence Is a misfortune; Its
culture wise and proper.
First Woman Lawyer In Texas.
Mrs. Edith Icke, the first woman
to le admitted to the practice of law
to the State of Texas, was formerly a
resident of Chi
cago, where she
friends and admir
ers. About two
years ago sho went
to California, and
Texas, where her
father, George K.
Wood, Is a well
Mas. lockk. Mrs. Locke is only
20, but Is possessed of an unusually ma
ture and capable, mind. She will not
allow her work as an attorney to inter
fere with her care of the Interesting
twins of which she Is the mother.
How to Pnnlah Had Husbands.
Club women who are conscientious
as to their duty to the community are
respectfully asked to consider the pos
sibilities embraced In a recent letter
written by a clergyman to a woman's
club of his city. In which he earnestly
begs tliem to devise some effective
practical means for punishing bad hus
bands. But what are bad husbands?
As a basis for club discussions, the
subject Is endless, says a writer in
Harper's Weekly. For Instance, a man
has been recently divorced by his wife
because he Insisted upon ber adherence
to a vegetarian diet for which she
had no fancy, being a carnivorous
woman. Coming before a club for In
vestigation, the assumption would be
that the man preferred vegetables to
his wife. The question would then
arise as the companionship of some
people might be quite as inspiring as
that of a carrot or a beau what sort
of a woman was the wife, and was
the mnn Justified In his preference?
One can Imagine the warmth ot thai
discussion which might follow, devel
oping Inevitably Into an Investigation
of all the mental and emotional phases
of the situation, and ending In a 011ns;
of the whole matter for future re
search under the head of "Paychle
Vegetarianism." No; bad husbands bo
long to the domain of unknowable
things. They are Impossible for classi
fication. It Is probable that neither
women's clubs nor their own wives)
can ever reform them, because their
very existence depends upon that elu
sive standard of judgment the point
of view. And not the least ptmllng
thing alxmt the so-called bad husltanda
Is that they are frequently a develop
ment from tho finest lovers In tha
No doubt there are many jxMiple whx
cannot afford a great number of '
gowns In the yenr, yet could make a
fair show did they know how to alter
and do up their' last year's gowns, or
even those of the year before.
As a rule, clever fingers can do much
In this way and just a suggestion la
often sufllclent to set them at work.
There are really very few gowns that
cannot lie used up with some slight al
terations. Unless they are absolutely
worn out or too soiled even for clean
ing again, use up your old gowns alt
Old silk evening dresses nre always
useful, either for skirt foundations or
for petticoats; light satins, cotton-backed
ones, can be quite easily washed
with plain soap and warm water, and
if required to be slightly stiff, use a.
little dissolved gelatine and Iron wh!l
damp taking care the Iron Is perfectly
Most women possess one or more)
washing coats and skirts of linen ye
drill and would much like to know
what to do to make fiem wearabttt
again. All washing coats nnd sklrte
have a way of shrinking. The waist of
the coat gets up the back and the skirt
show more anklo than we feci Inclined
to exhibit. Then It Is most dllllcult te
get them properly dono up, as th
laundress will always put too much,
starch In them. If the linen Is thick
and Drill It does not require starch,
only well Ironing while damp, and you
will find the coat (It fur better and the
skirt hung longer when none Is used.
Of course If the material be thin, then,
some stiffening must be used.
Before attempting any alterations to
a washing gown, It should bo washed
and all starch rubbed out of It or It
will be very dllllcult to manage; th
machine needle would probably not go)
through, and If you tried to unpick any
part, you would find all the stitches
stuck Into the material with the starch.
Iron the dress Just roughly, so that yoa
can fit It better, mid then when the al
terations are finished let t be again
rinsed and Ironed while damp. Mght
blue enamel buttons look very well on .
a white gown of this kind, especially,
when worn with a black band and tie. '
Fpirlt of tha Home.
Thpre are dwellings where physical
health, refinement, well-to-do circum
stances and no trouble of any Impor
tance, lnck but one thing: the optimis
tic spirit of the mother! There la no
use denying a fact which we all know;
the spirit of Hie home follows that of
the mother if she Is lively, so will ber
household be; if she is pessimistic the
poison will sooner or later eat Its way
Into every member of the family, espe
cially Into the masculine portion of Itl
Why? Because the mother's attitude)
toward life Influences her sons mure
than her daughters. A woman does not
influence another woman to any great
extent mentally. Neither does a man
influence a woman as she Influence
hi in. Unless through force or through
love for him, woman will do pretty
much as she pleases, but mnn Is likely
to be Influenced at any moment by any
woman, whether he loves her or not
She Runs Her Own Mine.
Mrs. Jane Shlrkie, of Clinton, Iui, a
perhaps the only woman coal operator
In the United States. Certaluly she le
the only woman holding a certificate of
membership In the national association
of coal operators, and If knowledge of
the Industry, In the oix-ratlon of a mine
and selling the product accounts for
qualifications as a member of that or-,
ganlzatien, no other holder of a certifi
cate Is better qualified. Mrs. Shlrkie
has 150 men on her pay-roll, and not
one Is employed or discharged without
an order from her. She knows every
foot of the entries and can tell to a
fraction the cost of every ton of th
output of her mine.
Patronixe those who advertise.