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COTTAGE GROVE . . OREGON.
My boy, can you bound Voncxucln
without onco looking nt the map?
Many n innn Is considered n hope-
leu fool on account of his hopefulness,
Watch for nnotlicr outbreak of law
Irasiii'ii If Virginia enacts nn null
There are plenty of actors who act
like attorn, too few who act like real
A bee trunt has been formed by Cal
ifornia bectnen. This Is the most sting'
lug cut of all.
There arc only a few who stick up
out of the great common new, out
they usually bear the brunt of the uat'
tie. - '
A man who has four wives tins been
placed In Jail. Wo should think ho
would prefer to remain there perma
nently. Thero was n time when European
nations didn't consider It necessary to
come In bunches when they had a crow
to pick with an American country.
In Tlcw of the quality and quantity
of gratitude shown by Cuba we will
not be In a hurry to go to the assist
ance of small nations that get Into
New York Is to have a thirty-story
hotel,. The bridal chambers should be
located ou the top floor In order to lend
realism to the state of the loving cou
ples who think they are In heaven.
Vem-rii la has hud 101 wars In sev
:(;, yesrs. The number would uu
U..;.'tr. U'? Have been larger If It had
n' I":. . .- rain and darkness and oth
er circumstances that were beyond hu
"It seems a pity," said Archbishop
Ityan, recently, In private conversation,
"that religion, religion, should ever
separate l'rotestants and Catholics In
their works of great reforms or philan
thropy." A pity, Indeed, and quite unnecessary!
American farmer who Is tho mainstay
of the nation. While supporting one-
half tho people he supplies two-thirds
of our exports, which, In the Inst four
years, were valued at $0,700,000,000,
more than $I,'J50.0C0,000 of which was
contributed by the farms of the coun
try. And yet thero arc hundred and
thousands of gaunt, Idle men who con
tinue to hang around the Industrial cen
ters, nddlng to the nrmy of the unem
ployed, adding to the distress of the
community, and deliberately Ignoring
tho most healthy, the most prosperous
nnd the most Independent calling of all
that of the American former.
Sum un all there Is In the world, and
among It nil can be found nothing that
bespeaks better for a boy thau the kiss
ho gives his mother. A Chicago Judge
OPINIONS OF GREAT PAPERS ON IMPORTANT SUBJECTS
Tho Snobs of Wnih'ngton
US. nOOSKVlil.TS effective rebuke to a part of
Washington's ottlcUl society for snubbing one or
her guests, who had been a saleswoman before be
coming the wife of an Influential government out
clal. Is disquieting chlttly because It proves that
there are almost as many snobs In the national capital a
there are In New York, Chicago or Hoston, It Is generally
Is somewhat of this same opinion. He conceded that the relation of the snobs to the population
niiln-,1 two boys less from the cvl- varies directly with the youth and slxe of the city. Of
deuce given by witnesses than from Washington wo have long thought bettor things, i Washing'
The Itcv. Dr. Joseph Parker, who
died In London recently, was ono of
the few preachers with an Interna
tional fame. Those who seek the bul
ble reputation In the cannon's mouth
arc usually more widely known than
those who proclaim the gospel of peace.
The Osage Indians have Invested
(3,000,000 In the State bank and own
1,000,000 acres of land. Each brave,
squaw and papoose In the tribe pos
sesses land to the valne of $4,000, and
the Interest on their money In the bank
affords an annual Income of $300 to
each member. That's great. Hence
forth better call them O'Sages.
Cable-makers have to apply practle
ally the principle Involved In the line,
"The shallow murmur, but the deep
are dumb." They make a submarine
telegraphic cable two or three times as
large near the shore, where It Is sub
ject to wave-action, as the pert which
Is to Ho on the bottom of the deep sea.
They "have also learned from experl
ence that the way to make a cable wear
well Is to give It the support of the
ocean bed. Instead of festooning Jt
from peak to peak of the submarine
the evidence presented by themselves
In their treatment of their mothers In
court. One boy whom' the Judge decid
ed must go to tho reformatory, ten
derly kissed his mother goodby, sink
ing his own misfortune lu sympathy
with the sorrow of his mother. Tho
Judge looked on and Instantly decided
that there was enough good In that
boy to enable him and his mother to
work out his salvation. At the same
moment, another boy, whom the same
Judge had announced would probably
go free, glanced meanly at his mother,
who sat weeping, and started to walk
out. That boy will go to the reform
atory. We hear much of the redeem
lng virtue of a boy a love for bis moth
er. No one doubt It. it is recognize
everywhere In principle, but seldom
heeded In practice. This Judge has
only applied common sense In Interpre
tation of the law. Perhaps few Judge
take the trouble to do It. Hut It Is
worth while. The boy against whom
the evidence seemed conclusive but I
his extremity thought first of bis moth
er's sorrow, has good stuff lu him. I
sending blm back home with that
mother the Judge sent him to the best
reformatory In the world. It was no
chance kiss. People do not do thing
by chance at crucial moments. It was
then that all the elements In one's char
acter become stimulated to the high'
est tension and the resultant act In
dlcatcs the real character. The kiss of
his mother had become one of the most
Important things In that boy's life.
When the crisis came he turned to It
Instinctively. The mother love, perhaps
never fully realized before, opened to
him as his first refuge. Memories of
lullabies, of midnight vigils, of toll and
worry and sacrifice and unwavering de
votion came upon that boy's mind and
heart and soul In a flood. lie could
no more resist that Inclination to kiss
his mother than he could at that mo
ment remould his character. Such
boy may yield to temptations. Dad
companionship may lead him Into trou
ble. He may commit crimes and the
evidence against him be conclusive.
Itut so long as the love of mother re
mains his strongest emotional force
there can be little pollution In his heart
and must be much hope for his com
Americans will hardly be able to re
press a smile at the naive comment of
an English tailor one of the men who
came over with Alfred Mosely to study
American labor conditions. "We did
not find as much shoddy as we expect
ed," he says. "The tailoring establish
ments In this country are up to date
and the material Is good, as Is also the
workmanship." All the best woolens
used to come from abroad, but that
time Is past. In the manufacture of
certain kinds of cloth. Great Itrltatn.
and Germany still lead; but as a whole?
American woolens of to-day are as at
tractive In design, as honestly made
and as durable as those which are Im
ported. Tli d f-adder of St. Augustine who
stopped ' i e car with his tall and press
. J tlx utter Into the dust might take
n.ru: 'a tactics from his up-to-date
j'.iui. ait.' Eleven men recently made
a three hours' trip In the new sub
marine torpedo boat; they traveled fif
teen miles an hour, eighteen feet un
der the water, without once coming to
tho surface. The captain steered by
the compass and timed the turns of
tho boat by bis watch. The Adder was
deaf to all noise but Its own electric
motor, and blind to objects ten feet
nway in the green water. It could
come to the surface, however, at any
moment, to bear, see, and do deadly
work with Its arms. Two of the seven
submarine torpedo boats, ncarlng com
pletion, will probably bo assigned for
the defense of Washington, Annapolis,
Ualtlmore and neighboring seaports.
-H-H-M"H I I I 1 i 111 t i i ittI
I PROGRESS Of A CENTURY
f IN THIS COUNTRY. ;
&4-H-H IH 1 1 I M 1 i 1 I ! IIIH-
Tho American fnrmcr Is known the
world over. Our farm lands are the
best and bo arc our farmers. For
about a decade before the civil war,
about three-quarters of the American
people supported themselves directly
by agriculture. Statistics show that
now only one-half of tho population of
tho United states earns Its Uvllhood by
this method. The Uuffulo Times re
marks further: Fifty years ago there
were not a million wage-earners em
ployed by American manufacturers.
To-day, six times that number are so
cmp!6yed, while the 18,000,000 farm
ers of 18M have Increased to 40,000,
000. This Is a great Increase, but it Is
not In proportion with tho Increase In
other callings. The Increase In farm
products In tho last half century has
about kept pace with the Increase of
farmers less than threo-fold. in 1850
tho value, ot ue taim products of the
country was estimated at $1,000,000,
000, as against $1,740,000,000 last
year- The Increase In manufacturing
products has been far greater In pro
portion from one billion to thirteen
billion dollars. ' For nil that, it Is tho
A correspondent of the New York
Sun presents a graphic picture hi tig'
ures of the country's progress during
the century, which reads almost like a
Foreign commerce, exports and Im
ItSOO e $ 100,000.000
Internal commerce of the United
1830 $ 2.000.000,000
os as much In 1002 as the entire foreign
commerce of the world.
Hx ports of the United States:
1M0 $ 70,000.000
Imports of the United States:
1S00 $ 01,000,000
tenfold increase in Imports, while uur
liODulatlon.hu Increased alxteenfold.
Wealth of the United States:
1850 S 7.135.000.000
Steam railways, miles, of the United
Newspapers and periodicals of the
Factories of the United States:
1850 1 123,025
Immigration to the United States:
Factory wage earners of the United
Factory wages paid In tho United
1850 $ 230,000,000
Factory product In the United Status:
1850 $ 1.010,000.000
Individual deposits In national banks:
1870 $ 507.000,000
Value of farms and farm property:
1850 $ 3.007,000,000
Pensions paid by the United States:
1800 $ 04.131
Public school teachers salaries:
1870 $ 88.000,000
' Commercial failures In the United
These show only threefold Increase,
while population shows a slxteenfold
Increase, and tho total business In
crease, direct and Indirect, Is beyond
computation. This shows American
commercial honesty ns well as Ameri
can commercial prosperity.
Seeing Through a Telephone
A French Inventor has communica
ted to tho Academic des Science a
process by which, he asserts, tho fea
tures of a person telephoning can be
conveyed through the Instrument to
tho person with whom ho In Is coup
Horses aro like eggs. It Is Impossi
ble to tell what's lu them until they
ton Is an old city nnd a democratic one. It Is nt Washing
ton that thero assemble the men who hnvo made themselves,
whose mental superiority over their fellow-men has beeu
recognized by their fellow-clttxens In being sent to tho na
tlon's capital to represent them and to shape tho nation i
destinies. Most of those men hnvo started tho destiny'
shaplug by selling papers or splitting fence-rails. Wo havo
rather plumed ourselves with the Idea that the prime quail
tlcntlons of Washington society were mental capacity aud
a clenn record. We have never permitted ourselves to thluk
that n mnn who has sutllclently won the confidence of his
community or district to be chosen a government servant
would go to Washington to suffer humiliation because his
wife bad once been forced to earn nn honorable living with
her own hands. To nn American It Is not a pretty conceit.
It might be embarrassing to those samo ladles who haw
seen fit to nppolnt themselves arbiter clcgnntlum If a gen
oral Investigation of social quallllcntlons were made. Tho
husbands of n great many of these Indies have not always
beeu so prominent lu fact, many of those marriages were
contracted when the husbands had no such lofty anibl
tlons, nnd the Idea of securing a helpmate to decorate a
Washington home was uot seriously considered. That Is
quite right It Is the natural safeguanl against fallacious
aristocracy. Hut It Is an essential consideration for those
wives of Congressmen nnd Senators who feel themselves
qunlllled to suggest etiquette and social distinctions to Mrs.
Theodore ltoosevclt Detroit journal.
How to Dftcomo Rich.
N analysis of the large fortunes, which on account
of dentn nave changed bands during the year shows
that no fewer than 200 of these estates were valued
nt over 100,000 each. Among them thero figure the
f2.000.000 of Earl Fltzwllllam; the .JOO,000 of Mr.
Vngllauo, whose great lawsuit with the Hank of England
remains cne of the most famous of financial cases;-and the
12,000.000 of Mr. Sutton, of the well-known firm of car
further analysis of these two hundred odd fortunes
discloses this Instructive fact that the great majority of
them have been created during the life of their owners, nnd
created not by speculation nor by any sudden chance of
fortune, but by deliberate and unremitting hard work. It
Is clear that "Dogged does It" In the small and exclusive
world of money Just as In the ordinary world at large.
Itut still more Instructive Is this further fact which Is
revealed by our analysis that these men, who have worked
so hard and succeeded so signally, have also lived n long
life. Of the great fortunes of the year nmountlng to some
f5S.000.000 In all the average age of their owners at death
Is proved to have been seventy-three years, nnd no fewer
than 23 per cental them had passed the ngc of four-score.
The moral Is obvious. Ily dint of sheer Industry, shrewd
ly applied. It Is not only possible for n man to nmass great
wealth; but the activity nnd self-control which such an aim
demands of the ablest of us react so favorably on thhoalth
or both body nnd mind thnt they also assure the happy gift
of a long life. Loudon Daily .Mall.
Do Not Talk Too Much.
I.UNTNESS of speech, directness of action, strict In
slstcnce on one s rights nnd disdain of diplomatic.
roundabout methods of dealing with men nnd af
fairs aro meritorious In a way, but the shortest road
Is not always the enslest and n little diplomacy will
save much trouble In many cases. Ono cau be diplomatic.
too, without lying or doing anything that need worry the
The first and hardest rule of diplomacy In large affairs
and small. In public nnd private life, Is Do not talk too
much. Some Instinct In the mnjorlty of people Impels them
to tell all they know. nnd. Fometlmes, a little more. Pit a
talker against a man that ran keep bis own counsel In any
affair of business or Intrigue, and It Is strange If the talker
does not get the worst of the matter. He puts bis opo-
uvnt In possession of till ha knows ntul gets nothing In ex
change. Tho talker proceeds lu the dark while Iho silent
man Inula his way made clear. The talker Is forever inak
lng troublo fur himself and others. Ho cannot keep a secret
aud he seldom can tell the exact truth,
Hut tho habit of keeping one's counsel Is sometimes
cnrrled to ridiculous extremes. There are men so reticent
that they will not tell anything nt nil mid will give nn
evasive reply If one nsks them the time of day. Men of
this class think themselves sly, whereas In reality they are
mere fools. Thero Is n time to speak as well as ft time to
hold ono s pence. Sun Francisco Hulletlu.
Courtesy In Duilncsi.
OUUTKSY In business has -beeu called tho "oil on
tho wheels of worldly progress" and "nil nlr cushion
with nppareully nothing In It, that yet eases tho
heavy Jolts of trade." Hut It Is more than these. It
. Is a positive virtue the most democratic of nil vlr-tues-ln
that It recognizes a Itullvldunlltles and pays nil
Just claims. Hy Its consummnto eonsldernteiicss It In
fringes upou uo one's rights aud lessens no ouo's ndvnu
It Is often a form of self-suppression In action ns well ns
an expression of unlversnl nnd Individual sympathy. It
loosens the burdens of life, soothes anger, and often conn
terncta nnd does nway with misunderstandings. Courtesy
Is tho outward expression of the most essential sentiments
of tho Inner, truer man. When theso outwnrd expressions
cease the Inner sentiments themselves nro weakened and
lose their delicacy and energy, and so wo mny say that tho
foundations of courtesy aro based upon the universal needs
of hutnaulty Itself. New ork Dnlly News,
The Span of life.
T seems that we were nil wrong about the hurtful nnd
life-shortening effect of American "hustle." Our na
tional mottq may be snld to have been "A short life, but
a strenuous one." We were willing, as a people, to havo
tho span shortened n little If only wo could havo some
thing worth while, something active and effective, going on
nil tho time. Hut It seems, according to tho Intest bulletin
of the Census Hurenu. that the fast life Is also tho long
one. Our "median ago" that Is, the ago which Is such thnt
half the population Is under It nnd half over It Is more
than seven years greater than It was a century ago, and
Increases from deendo to decade. We aro surpassing easy
going foreign countries In this respect; we are surpassing
even the loose-Jointed, Indolent beautifully relnxed, never-
worrying African In our midst; for whereas tho median ago
of our American whites Is 23.4 years, that of tho devil-
may-carc colored person Is but 18.3. Lately much confu
sion has arisen In tho minds of many Americans over the
statement that by certain eminent neurologists that It la
next to Impossible for a man to "overwork," provided his
bodily functions are kept In good onlcr by temperate and
wholesome living. Other physicians, to be sure, tell us
that hurry and worry spell death. We had accepted tho
latter Judgment with the qualifying reflection that no mat
ter what science tells us. It always seems to have "an
other think coming." -This census bulletin which links the
long life with the fast ono appears to bo tho other "think."
T Is slgnlflcant that In some quarters there ore begin
nlng to bo arguments made to show that high prices,
being a sign of public prosperity, nro good for the peo
ple. If this remark were so amended ns to read that
high prices arc good for some of the people. It would be
correct They are undoubtedly good for a considerable por
tion of the people, included In those are the people In
active business who And themselves selling goods on n ris
ing market, a rising market generally Implying abundant
sales and orders for goods to be made. Itlch iH-oplu who
own property also And It Increased In value. There are
others, however, who are less fortunate They are the men
and women of Ilxed Incomes, who nre compelled to pay
Increased prices for what they purchaso without addition
to their money resources for purchasing. There Is a much
larger chtss In those whose Ilxed Income comes from their
labor. These nre worse off. as they find the cost of what
they cat nnd consume In the other necessaries of life as
beef aud coal nnd milk nnd butter, for Instance Increased
without n corresponding addition to their wnces. Therp
can lie no equnble In crease lu priced unless tho prices paid
lor moor are n pan or it. linston Herald
HIS TEST OF THE ARTIST.
Wonld-lle Purchaser Mode FtlKB.es-
tlons Concerning a I'ulutlnu.
There Is perhaps a lesson of some
sort for young nrtlsU iu the story told
by Frederick Kost, the landscape and
marine painter, of the days when he
was Just starting. It wns at n time
when tilings were not prospering us
he could havo wished when. In fact,
tho artist was pretty hard up that n
man wearing a great fur-lined over
coat knocked at the door of his studio.
The stranger wns evidently a West
erner, and a man of wealth.
Mr. Kost," bo said, "I havo seen
pictures of yours at different exhibi
tions, and I think I would like to own
Then he nodded approvingly at a
landscape on the easel, and said:
That Is exceedingly nice. Hut," be
added after a pause, "might I make
"Certainly," said Mr. Kost "Go
Well," said the would-be purchaser,
I think the sky might bo changed
with advantage," and he started In to
explain the alteration which be
thought would Improve the painting.
Mr. Kost did not agree with him.
but as be wished to sell the picture
ho said bo would consider tho matter.
And tho stranger went away, prom
ising to call In a few days.
Mr. Kost went to work to change
the sky, against bis own Judgment, to
suit the stranger. Ho ended by chang
ing the entire picture to suit the sky.
In fact from a landscape. It grow
Into a marine. Tho stranger never
turned up, and the artist cursed his
folly In having acted contrary to com
mon sense to please an Ignorant per
son, nnd so spoiled one of his best
efforts, tho result of several months of
About a year later a knock took Mr.
Kost to bis door again, and thero stood
the stranger In the fur-lined overcoat.
Being asked In, he took a seat before
the easel nnd nodded approvingly at
picture that happened to bo there,
"I like that like It very much." he
snld thoughtfully. Then, after a pause;
but may I make a suggestion?"
Mr. Kost was not so angry with tho
man ns nmioyod at tho recollection of
bis own foolishness. Ho looked square
ly nt his visitor.
"flo to the devil with your sugges
tion," ho replied.
"What's that?" exclaimed tho stran
Mr. Kost repeated his invitation,
or a moment tho other colored. Then
he smiled quietly. "Well. Mr. Kost."
he replied. "I may take that trip some
day; but not Just yet. In the mean
time, I think I will buy that plctur.
After a pause he continued. "1
would have bought the painting yon
showed me last year, Mr. Kost. but
when I buy n picture I want It to be
one with which the nrtlst Is perfectly
satisfied, which he considers n sample
of his best work. When you consent
ed to change the other picture, I con
eluded that you wero not sure of li
yourself. Hut 1 guess if you thluk
enough of this one, to nsk n inliu to
go to the devil because he wished to
mnke n suggestion concerning It, It li
the stuff I want."
And the picture wns sold according
ly. New York Tribune.
WALKING THROUGH FIRE.
Lava Streams In the Crater of Kllauen
Compared with the volcanoes In the
Hawaiian Islands, those In the Wchi
Indies are larger, and exhibit the phe
nomena of nature on n grander scale.
The cone of Kllauea, In Hawaii, holds
a lake of melted rock, the outlets of
which are rivers of lava which gleam
like molten silver. In "Fire Mountains"
Miss C. F. Oordou-Cutnmlug describes
her descent Into the outer crater.
We took a circuitous route to avoid
tho flery breath of the sulphur cracks.
Some of the cones are dome-shaped;
others are more open, like witches' cal
drons, and curiosity compelled mo to
snatch a glimpse of the flery broth
within, although I knew that such
stolen peeps wero dangerous, as at any
moment the wrathful spirits wight
drive away the Intruder with a shower
of molten rock.
So numerous were the streams wbtcli
Intersected the bed of the crater on
this side that It was necessary for the
guide to keep ceaseless watch to guard
against the possibility of our retreat
being cut off.
Wo took our stand on an elevated
hummock of lava, and were thus raised
to tho level of the lake, which had very
capriciously selected the highest por
tion of the crater, so that all the rivers
flowed down over the steep bank.
Dr, Coan told me bo had seen lava
flowing at the rate of forty miles an
hour, rushing downhill through forests
on Its seaward way, I confess I watch
ed this small, comparatively safo river
with some trepidation.
Bo rapidly docs lava cool that when
wo bad gained sufficient confidence to
follow our experienced guide, we wero
ihle to wnllc across many of the
treums whleh only n few hours before
ind been liquid fire. We wero walking
ou n cool crust. As tho streams of red
fluid rock met the nlr they seemed to
become coated over with n thin, gleam
ng. silvery film, like that which forms
n molten metal. It was gruesome to
hlnk what wquld befall us If tho thin
-rust gave way beneath us. Hut I re
jected that for love of wlfo nnd child
ur guide doubtless counted his own
lfe precious, and so would uot lead us
uto real danger.
It Is strange how quickly one gets
A CATAMARAN HOUSE.DOAT.
It Will Atfoi.l Much Pleasure to tin
Hoys love, tho water, and If such n
thing Is possible, they will spend iiiniiy
at their happiest hours upou Its shore
r riding upon Its surface.
What boy has not built himself n
Hero Is something thai should afford
much pleusuru tu the average youth,
whether or nut ho Is ublo to possess n
bout, It U culled the catamaran house
boat, ntul Is Intended to servo n mani
fold purpose, It being adaptable alike
ns n craft utmost ns rapid ns n row
boat, n raft, n floating camp, summer
llshlug house nnd many other thing
thnt will at onco present themselves to
a brlght-mlndcd buy.
Among Its many advantages are tho
facts that It Is perfectly safe from over
turning, thnt It will not crush lu when
struck over so violently by anything
found upon tho water, thnt It may be
propelled much more easily than n raft;
Indeed, with almost na little effort ns
n boat, aud thnt It Is an Ideal attraction
for boys, whether used stationary, pro
pelled about lakes, ponds and rivers,'
used ns nn aquatic playhouse, n s'uiii
iner camp, n rainy day llshlug huuso or
any other pleasant use to which It may
bo put Another of Its advantages Is
Hint Its cost need not be great, although
It may bo mndo very expensive. Hav
ing possessed the proud privilege onco
of being n boy himself, the writer Is
awaro that the nverago boy Is never
overstocked with money, hence the
question of cost Is n momentous one.
To build ono of theso houseboats It
is nrst necessary to secure, two logs,
Logs being round should be used In
preference to square beams, although
the latter will answer. They should b
fifteen or more feet In length and qullo
sound, otherwise they will wntrrsoak,
First round and point each end, ns In
A A A.
A CATAMAUAH Ittll'SK-IIOAT.
fig. 1, then with n saw, hammer and
chisel, which aro about nil the tools
needed, cut out resting places for Un
cross pieces, as Indicated at A In Fig. 1
When this Is done, make your cross
pieces, which will be live lu number,
four feet tu length. Tho cross pieces
nnd frame pieces should be two by two
or two by four-Inch lumber. If possi
ble, make the cross pieces of two by
four and tho framework of two by two:
As the roof and floor of your craft la
to bo more than four feet In width
much care should bo exercised In put
ting up the frnuicwork. The general
Idea ot this may be secured from lig
i The pieces marked with the letter
,V nro the cross pieces already referrul
lo, nnd should bo four feet In length,
The pieces marked "II" should be six
feet lu length. Those marked "C
should bo eight fret, while those pieces
marked "II" should be six feet. The
length of the side roof pieces cTumut be
designated, ns they depend upon the
length of the logs, but If the logs were
fifteen feet long the side pieces of Un
roof should be about seven feet. As
Imbers "I!" nre two feet lougi-r than
timbers "A," It will be seen thnt tlm
hers "U" and ''!" will not Join timbers
11" nt tho ends, hut will be n foul from
hem upon each side. Hoard over tin-
logs, as lu Fig. 3. Let the flooring
Douru protrude a root on encli side
over the logs, and your floor will then
be, like your roof, six fret wide. After
you have put In the floor, which great
ly strengthens your craft, you should
If you hnvo not already dune so, float
your cntninariiu, ns It will soon be far
too heavy to move.
For tho roof you mny use bonids run
ning lengthwise. If you cannot secure
such long Iwnrds, fasten them on cross
wise, and cover tho whole with tarred
or builders' paper, secured with Inlhs.
Of course, It may be shingled, or good
fwiifctnttii il tn nniv rlrrumfit nnnn
When luncheon time came It seemed , ca"VB" ,u" V"1" ",r. " cTcr"'R
most natural to sit on tho brink of n Co,vcr n,e',llf .?f yo"r.. frnmo"
.ire river, on a hummock of lava, and workl11B.,1 1,1 ' a' l'1 ''" i'l of
en'oy our sandwiches while we watch- ?"ol,r 111 lo rnl!1" ,my he 'j'" l,c". "'"'
ed tho heaving, rushing lava roll and ,CB,vy l"j' r curtains, or It mny
break Into lmlf-cooled cakes, to be swal- boardc'd u,p nlm door "'
lowed and melted nfresl. In the flro ,l,B rc" 1c"d1l" F'B; Tll,, ,'ulll"
stream which flowed within ten feet "? ,,ut wl,,do" " "i0 ?w lf "
uesiren. aiusu hmhut lur mo sieru.
Nearly In the center of this now nenrly
completed catamaran houseboat place
blocks for your oarlocks, novo them
nbounwo feet aime tho floor, llelng
so wldo apart, two may row to advan
Just a Olrt
Many a throne has had to foil
For a girl,
Just a girl;
Many a king has hsd to crawl
For a girl.
Just a girt
When the hero goes to war
He may battlo for the right
Hut 'tis Ilk' Her by far
That ht. sullies forth to fight
For a girl,
Just a girl.
When the doctor turns to sayt
"It's a girl.
Just a girl,"
Papa murmurs with dismay:
"Whatl A girl,
Ah, but why the sadness there?
Why the bitterness displayed?
Some day some strong mau will swesr
That the great round world was madf
For that girl,
Just that girl.
Why did Adam take the bite?
For a girl,
Just a girl.
Why was Troy swept out of sight?
For a girl,
Just a girl.
0 would heaven still bo bright,
And would any good man cart-
To achlevo It, If he might
Never claim forever mere,
Just a girl,
Wo beard a long time ago that tho
devil Invented the fiddle, but we heard
to-day thnt be also Invented the pump.
You can Interest any man by saying
to him, "You work too hard."
f FAVORITES i
Feven Tlmr On,
There's nn dew left ou tlm daisies ami
Thorn's no rslti left In lienven;
I've snld my "seven limes" over and
Seven times ono nre seven,
I nm old so old I can write n Utter)
My birthday lessons nre dons;
The Inmhs piny always they know no
They sru only ono times one.
0 Moon I In the night I hnvo seen you
And shining so round nnd low.
You nre bright I nh, brlghtl but your
light Is fnlllng;
You are nothing now but n bow.
You Moon) hnvv you dona somelhlng
wrong In heaven,
Thsl God has lildileu yo-ir fsco?
I hope, If you have, you will souu ha
And shine again In your place.
O velvet Heel you're s dtuly fsllow
You'vn powdered your lfs with gold.
u nrsve msrsli Mnry-bu.u, rich nnd jii
law, (live m your money to hold I
O Cohuiibhnt! npsn your folded wrapper.
Where two twin turtledoves iIkvIII
0 Cuckoo-plntl tell mo tht purple clap
Thnt hangs In your clear green brill
And show me your nest, with the young
ones In it
I will not steal Ihrni nwny;
1 nm nidi you mny trust me, linnet,
I am seven times ono today,
Ono sweetly solemn lliousht
(Vines lo UK o'r slid o'rl
I'm nearer my hoim todsy
Than I ever have been U-ft -.
Nearer my Father's house.
Where the many mansions lx
Nearer Ihs great white throne,
Ntsrer tho crystal svs;
Nearer tli bound of life,
Where we lay our burdens
Nearer leaving tho cross.
Nearer gaining the crownl
Hut lying ilsr lily between,
Winding down Ihrniuh the nlht,
Is the silent, unknown stream,
That leads us at length to the light
Closer aud closer my steps
Come to th d n-ail nhysiu;
Closer Death to my Hps
I'rrsses the awful chrism.
O, If my mortal feet
Ilavn almost gained the brink:
If It ha I nm nearer homo
I;reii today than I think;
I'sthrr, perfect my trust;
Let my spirit feel hi death
That her feet ar (Irmly art
On the rock of living faltht
Ilcarlhreuklim ' litis Marjr of Tni
Devote,! OU People.
"How's business, llbeu?"
Tho old inn n wns washing nt lbs
sink lifter bis day's work.
'Flue, Mnrthy, flue!"
'Does the store took Just tho same.
with tho nd geranium In the window
Ijind, how I'd llku to see II with the
sun shining hit How docs It look,
Kbeii did not answer fur a moment;
when ho did his tolcu shook a bit.
Tho store's nuvcr been tho saina
nlnco you left, Mnrthy."
A fiilut llttlu llusli enmo Into Mar
tha's withered cheek. Is a wlfo cur
loo old to bo moved by her husband's
Fur years Kbcn aud Martha had
kept a tiny notion store; then Martha
fell sick and was taken to tho hospital.
Hint was months ngo. Hho wns out
now, but sho would never bo strong
never bo partner In their happy llttlu
I can't get over n hankering t . ,t
sight of tint store," thought Mn o-.
ono forenoon. "If I tnko It rrnl car f1..
I cau get down there; 'Han't so at.
Kbcn'll scold, but boil bo tickled u !
It took a long tlino for her to drug
hersolf downtown, but nt lust sho stood
at the head of tho I It t lo street where
the store -was, All of a sudden she
stopped. Ahead, ou tho pitveiuulit
stood Kben, A trny hung from his
neck on which wero iirrunged n fow
'ords of collar studs, some papers of
pins, nnd shoelaces. Two or threo
holders wero In his slinking old hand,
nnd as ho stood ho called his wares.
Mnrtlia clutched nt tho wall of tho
hllllilltlif Hill, trmlil rt.-i,.. II,,. ...m .
Make a rack mon eoch side of ,i, ni .., i, .,... '
e . - "MMHMin IHIU llll-
your lime uou oars nnn se- , w, ,rllU, and an llnlhin nnmo Hut-
cure I long pole, which you may keep ' ,eni 0 tho awning. Tl Martlm mi-
upon the roof or upon the floor, a. ono Omtood. The store had gone to pay
ofotn Prefer, to ' olo" his craft. A ,ler expenses. Hho turned and hur l"d
short staff for a mt or flag may nwny , fult I1H lltT trolul)lll . lm(J
would tuko her.
"It will hurt 1st in so to hnvo mo And
l.a n,1,1t TTnnn tho nontmnl lllnf. ...
a name may be Inscribed, as the cata
maran In the pictures carries tho In
ittals "A. H." A llttlu trapdoor In tho
center of the floor will be found con
venlcnt for hnnd lino llnhlng, to shield
ono from the sun In the day, or to keep
off tbo aampness at uignt ir pout Ash
ing. The boy who owns ono of these crafts
may add to Its furnishings ns ho Is nblo
from tlmo to time. A little stove, somo
folding bunks, a folding tnble, cup
boards and shelves will no doubt bo
thought of, Tho open covered spneo
will also be thought large enough fr
a hammock, nnd small seals may be
built wherever convenient.
If good-sized logs nre used tho craft
should support four boys conveniently,
nnd with tho resources generally avail
able to tho nverago boy, nenrly nil the
lumber may bo procured without cost.
If you cannot nt Arst afford oars, n pole
may bo used, and good substitutes for
oars may bo mndo from boards. The
labor of building Is really very small,
compared with the good results, and It
will bo found cheaper nnd butter for
pure enjoyment than any of thu boats
of which plans hnvo ho nfleii been pub.
Ilshed. MonUcnl 3lu'-
outl" sho thought, nnd tho tear
trickled down her face.
"Ho's kept n secret from me, and I'll
keep ono from him," she snld to her
self. "Ho shu'n't know thnt 1 know."
That night when Ubcn enmo In, chill,
ed nnd wenry, Mnrthn nsked, cheerful,
ly, tho old question:
"Hetter'n over. Mnrlbyl" answered
Kben. Youth's Companion.
ICthlos of n Ids.
A kiss Is n peculiar proposition, ot
no ii so to one, yet nlisolulu bliss tu two.
Thu small boy gols It for nothing, tbo
young mnn has to steal It and tlm old
mnn has lo buy It. Tho baby's right,
tho lover's privilege, tho hypocrite's
mask. To a young Kr, fi; t0
married womnii, hope, nm! lo nn old
maid, chnrlty.-Hiillliniiru American.
Oniolal Itespuiisllillliy t'hliiii.
Chinese olllclnla nro hold to !0 gifllty
before tho Hun of llcnven for iloodj.
drouths, families, Hits mid other nut
A loafer Is never able to i-onll,. m-.t
busy man has anything ty do,