The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930, May 21, 1915, Image 6

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"'Good morning," Bald Snowball, as
be met Midnight the next morning
after he had brought the kitten borne
from the city; "hope you had a good
sleep and that you (eel better this
morning than you did yesterday when
I saw you by the side of master's
. "wagon."
"I had a fine sleep," said Midnight,
"for the bed was the softest I ever
slept on, and there were no noises
to disturb me, and I was warm all
night, and that Is something I have
not enjoyed for a long time."
, Kit and Puff came In just then and
aid "Good morning" to Snowball, but
-did not notice Midnight.
"Something the matter with your
eyesight this morning?" asked Snow
ball, as he noticed Kit and Puff had
only said "Good morning" to him.
"Can't you see that Midnight is here?"
Kit and Puff knew well enough what
Snowball meant, and not wishing to
openly offend him, they said "Good
morning" to Midnight, but In a very
haughty way and without looking in
his direction.
"Are you going to breakfast?" they
Bald, as they passed Snowball, and he
kept on walking toward the kitchen.
"I shall be there very shortly," said
Snowball, and walked over to where
Midnight was sitting.
When he got over clone to the kitten
lie sat down, and, after waiting for a
minute, he said: "Do you know what
a cat ought to be, above everything
"I don't know that I do," said Mid
night. "You see, I am not very old
jet." '
"Well, your youth Is no disadvan
tage," said Snowball; "but a cat firBt
of all ought to be good. He ought to
be truthful and honest, he ought not
to take things that do not belong to
him, and he ought to be kind and not
teet angry. But next to being good, he
fiught to be clean. My master says
that cleanliness Is next to goodness,
and, as he never told me, I don't know
whether goodness comes first or not;
hut, anyway, they are right next to
each other.
, "Now it Is perfectly plain to me
that, however good a kitten you may
be, you certainly are not clean. There
Is mud on your paws that was there
yesterday when I picked you up in the
Btreet, and your mustache has cobwebs
on It that I know you never got here,
for mistress Is too neat to have cob
Webs about her house."
"I didn't suppose," Bald Midnight,
'that a little mud made any differ
ence, and as for cobwebs I hadn't no
ticed them at all."
-Well," said Snowball, "last night I
told you I was going to teach you to
be a real cat, and I am going to begin
by teaching you how necessary It Is
to be clean. Breakfast Is ready In
the kitchen, and I suppose that Kit
and Puff are already eating theirs, but
you cannot go into the kitchen and
cannot have any breakfast until you
"have all the mud off your whiskers
imd until you are very much cleaner
than you are now, and I do not want
you ever again to come down to break
fast without having thoroughly
washed your face and brushed your
"How will I get the mud off?" asked
hlidnight, "for I know It Is stuck on
Tery hard. I got a lot of It on when a
dray drove by and the wheels splashed
a lot of dirty water on me."
"Come out in the barn," said Snow
ball, "and I will show you."
When they got to the barn Snowball
found a place on the side of the door
where there was a rough board, and
leaning hla body up against It he
pushed as hard as he could, walking
forward at the same time.
"You try doing that a few times and
aee If It doesn't feel good to your coat
and clean It at the same time."
Midnight tried It Bomewhat awk
wardly three or four times, and then
Snowball said: "Turn around and
rub the other side." Midnight did as
ho was told, and pretty soon all the
mud was rubbed off.
"Now," said Snowball, "you Bee that
round hole In the door. That Is for us
cats to go in and out when the door
la closed. You go through there stand
ing up Just as Btralght as you can and
robbing your back bard against the
top of the hole."
Midnight followed this direction, and
after a few trips through the hole he
had rubbed all the mud off his back.
"That's a little rougher treatment
' than you will have to have when you
are once thoroughly cleaned," ex
plained Snowball; "and now I want
you to smooth your fur and wash your
-How shall I do It?" asked Midnight.
"With your tongue, this way," and
Snowball began licking his Bleek fur,
already glossy from the bath which he
had taken as soon as he woke. "And
yon wash your face like this," he ex
plained, lapping his paw and rubbing
hla face with it
Midnight worked hard to do as
8nowball had shown him, and while
8now ball occasionally laughed when
Afldnlght tried to lick a spot hard to
et at and almost tipped over, he nev
ertheless helped Midnight by giving
film an occasional suggestion.
At length Midnight had washed him
self all over and looked at Snowball
to see what he should do next.
"You have done pretty well," said
Snowball, "for a kitten that was as
dirty as you were to start with, and I
guess that we will go In to breakfast,
but I want you to spend the day today
In getting your coat in first-class con
dition, and don't forget that hereafter
no bath, no breakfaBt. A cat is never
a good cat unless he Is a clean cat."
And so saying he led Midnight toward
the kitchen.
Almost Numberless Varieties of Ani
mals and Insects Different
Species Found Yearly,
How many different animals are
there in the world?
No one knows exactly, but as nearly
as can be estimated from the re
searches of our best fauna experts
and fauna means animals It Is said
that there are about 600,000 of them,
different kinds. Of course, there were
nearly as many different kinds a great
many years ago, but they were not
known. In 1830 a man named Gunther
made a list of all the known animal
species at that time, and his figures
were only 78,588.
Another careful list of the different
kinds of animals In the world was
made In 1881. At that time we had
discovered 311,563 different kinds.
Scientists and explorers discover
many different species of birds and
animals every year. Mr. Roosevelt and
his party discovered some new ones
this year down In Brazil.
How many kinds of bugs are there?
By that I suppose you mean insects.
Well, of course, there are ever and
ever so many more Insects than ani
mals. In 1905 a Mr. Sharper, a learned
naturalist, made a list of 250,000 dif
ferent insects and he declared at that
time that he was certain he had not
listed more than one-tenth of all the
Insects in th world. If this Is true,
and Mr. Sharper probably knows, it
means that there are at least 2,500,000
different kinds of insects in the world.
"At a snail's pace" is a common
expression and usually signifies a very
slow gait, but what do you suppose
is the actual speed made by the snail
In traveling?
One foot In four minutes. Boy's
Building Blocks, Designed by Indians
Man, Will Resist Ordinary Assault
Dovetail Securely,
Toy castles, like dream castles, are
not very stable. Nobody has devised
a way to make the latter stand, but
an Indiana man has designed a set of
building blocks by means of which a
toy castle can be built that will hold
together under an ordinary assault.
These blocks consist of top and base
pieces and panels with grooves and
projections that dovetail together.
Each piece that is added contributes
to the stability of the whole, and
Toy Castle.
when the entire structure has been
put together It is a very substantial
toy. It can be moved around from
one part of the nurBery to another
and the small architect, or rather
builder, may crawl inside and "fight"
from this vantage point without hav
ing to " be too careful of where his
feet strike.
Not Riches, But to "Feel the Need
of a Better and Truer Life"
Money Spoils the Youth,
A Socialist recommends that every
family should have $1,400 to $1,600 a
year to help the children along to the
high point of equal opportunity and
success In the race of life. That is
the worst sort of advice. A boy
doesn't need a cent of money to help
him along to true manhood and an
honorable career, the Ohio State
Journal observes. All he wants Is
to feel the need of a truer and bet
ter life, and if that is not sufficient
money will not avail. Money will
spoil any boy. It will make him the
victim of the slightest obstacle or
If a man wants to spoil his son,
let him have what money he wants.
Send htm to college and let him there
put on style and live extravagantly
and he Is a "goner" sure. True schol
arship as well as true manhood con
sists In overcoming obstacles. Give
a boy money, so he can float down
stream to the tinkling of the soft
guitar, and all that sort of thing, and
be will be sure to land In the swamps
where the mud pythons play. As a
rule, It Is better to be born poor than
rich. This Is not doctrine; It Is his
tory. The Boy's Complaint
"Oh, no; there aint any favorites
in this family!" soliloquized Johnny.
"Oh, not If I bite my fingernails, I
catch It over my knuckles. But If
the baby eats his whole, foot, they
think lt'i cute." Boy's Life,
No Wonder Front Parlor Continued to
Smell "Close" Summer Boarder
Kept Window Open.
"Good morning!" said Mrs. Northey,
as she greeted her callers at the front
door. "Come right into the parlor
although I'm sure I'm most ashamed
to ask anyone In after what my niece,
Annie, from the city's been sayln'.
What did she say? Why, she says to
me a week ago, 'Auntie, this house
smells terrible close this bad, foggy
weather. You'd better do somethin'
about it!'
"So I got right to work, and yanked
most every bit of furniture except the
piano out on the porch, and then 1
swep', and I cleaned, and I beat, and
when there wasn't a mite of dust or
dirt on anythin', I shut things up
again tlght's I could. But this mornln'
Annie comes In and says the very
same thing: 'Auntie, how awful close
it does smell In here!' And there
hadn't been a thing as far's I could
see would git It close for a week.
"I was clean discouraged, I tell you.
But I've made up my mind now what
the trouble us," continued Mrs.
Northey, as she sunk her voice to a
whisper and looked back cautiously
over her shoulder.
"We've got a summer boarder up In
our front chamber. I've found out she
keeps her window open a crack all the
time, and I think the fog and the damp
smells has Just got into the house by
her room, and that's why it smells
close!" Youth's Companion.
The Supreme Test
"So you think Grace Brown is per
fect, my son?"
"Why, yes, mother."
"Have you given her temper the
supreme test?"
"What's that," mother?"
"Calling up the wrong number on
the telephone with a cross operator at
the other end and somebody trying to
break In on the line."
Johnson Say, old fellow, don't you
miss your auto terribly since you sold
Bronson Not as yet. You see, my
wife's doing her fall housecleanlng and
I get an exact auto effect from rug
beating. Reformed.
"Pa, Jimmy Green, the toughest
fighter in our earn, has reformed. He
says It's wrong to fight."
"Do you believe him?
"I would, but for one thing."
"What's that?"
"He never talked that way until he
broke his arm."
A Serious Conclusion.
'7s your daughter still taking mu
slo lessons?" .
"No," replied Mr. Growcher. "Aft
er hearing her sing and play lately, I
have concluded that she doesn't need a
teacher any more. What she wants is
a censor."
Deceptive Appearance.
"You can't judge a man by his
"No. Many a man with a fancy au
tomobile gets all mussed up trying to
run It himself."
Ths Wise Fool.
"There Is a time to work and a time
to play, but you can't combine them,"
remarked the sage.
"But suppose you are a musician?"
asked the fool.
"What is the most difficult disease
you have to contend with?" asked
the student
"Imagination,'' replied the doctor.
Many Anecdotes Concerning Famous
German Strategist Are Being
Put In Circulation.
Of the telling of anecdotes about
the doughty Field Marshal von Hin
denburg there is no end just now In
Germany. So huge Is the fame won
by the victor of Tannenberg, Lodz, and
the Masurian lakes that anybody who
knows anything whatever about him,
important or unimportant, is hurrying
to have it printed in the German pa
pers for the delectation ot Hinden
burg devotees.
Some of the things unearthed must
be distinctly embarrassing to the
grim old war dog. For instance, one
newspaper has discovered a poem dat
ing from 1886, written In the visitor's
book of the castle ot Kynast In Si
lesia, which Is declared to be the work
of him who is now the ldoi ot Ger
many The poem deals with the writ
er's thoughts as he looked out from
the tower of the castle over the land
scape spread below As might be ex
pected, Hindenburg saw in that land
scape a possible battlefield, and wrote
to that effect. Perusal of the verses
leaves the impression that he is bet
ter at fighting battles than writing
about them.
The field marshal's sister has also
raked up from his past a poem. This
one consists of exactly three lines,
and is of a waggish nature. His Bis
ter had made a sketch of him on the
anniversary of the battle of Sedan,
showing him comfortably Installed at
his Prussian home, and her brother
wrote under it the three line poem,
which humorously contrasts the ex
citement of the day on which he took
part in that memorable battle with his
peaceful laziness on the anniversary.
Here is another Hindenburg anec
dote recounted by his sister:
After the battle of Tannenberg last
August, when Hindenburg annihilated
a Russian army opposed to him,' he
went to church in a small village near
the battlefield. When the services
were over, hundreds of the villagers
crowded about his automobile, shout
ing their thanks to him for delivering
them from the Russian Invaders, But
the victor cut short their demonstra
tions by pointing brusquely upward
with his hand and saying:
"Give thanks to him up there."
Then he signaled to the chauffeur
to speed away.
Another 8hark Story.
Passengers arriving at New York by
the transatlantic liners bring strange
stories, not all of which are based on
the war. Some time ago a shark was
swimming along In the wake of a ship
catching all the refuse thrown over
board. One of the sailors, who had
a well-founded antipathy for all sharks,
determined to try a new method ol
scaring the shark away. With this
end In view he procured an alarm
clock, which he carefully wound and
set to go off In 20 minutes. Then the
sailor tied the clock to a rope and
dropped It overboard. The shark In
stantly swallowed It. When the alarm
went off he was truly scared. The
shark manifested this In various ways.
He first stood on his hind legs and
turned somersaults. The big fish final
ly took refuge In flight, meanwhile
lashing the water furiously with his
tail. The other day this same shark
was captured by the same ship. When
the monster was drawn on deck by
the triumphant crew it was discovered
that he was the one who had swal
lowed the clock. When he was cut
open the alarm went off again.
Canner and Commissariat.
The unique position of the United
btates as regards foodstuffs has Just
been emphasized at a canners' con
ventlon In Chicago. Famine is Im
possible in this country, and more
than that, at no season of the year
are its inhabitants cut off from all
the good things nature provides for
man's sustenance. A wonderful range
of climate makes it possible to have
the year around green vegetables and
fruits grown In the open, and at prices
in reach of the humblest nocketbonk
This is supplemented by the art of
tne canner, who successfully preserves
the summer's surplus bountv aeainst
the cold, gray dayB of winter and robs
that season of any terror it might ever
nave hem, so far as food is concerned.
It is not alone famine that is avoid
ed, but certain diseases once preva
lent due to malnutrition incident rn
a lack of proper food, have vanished
rrom the United States. In this way
the processes of preserving foods have
also been useful in the matter of
preservation of health.
Laws of the Ancients.
The oldest code of laws In the world
has lately been added to the Baby
lonlo collection of Yale university as
a result of archeologlcal research. It
includes 287 sections of the laws of
Babylonia enacted during the reign
of Hammurabi.
Hammurabi was a contemporary of
Abraham, and reigned from the year
2285 to the year 2242 B. C, according
to well-authenticated records. The
newly discovered laws are engraved
upon a block of dlorlte rock about
seven feet In length. Bible students
will be interested to know that this
old code contains many of the thoughts
Incorporated in the Mosaic law, as re
vealed In the book of Exodus, espe
cially In the twentieth and twenty-first
chapters, although according to ar
cheologlcal proofs, It must have pre
ceded Moses by more than two cen
turies. A complete translation of this old
code Is now being made, and will be
published under the auspices of the
Tale alumni association.
Billy Sunday Tells Good Story of How
Farmer Stopped Visits of
Tramps Were Suspicious
ot Effusive Welcome.
Billy Sunday, the evangelist said at
a fashionable reception In his honor
In Philadelphia:
"A good many people are mistrust
ful of religion. I don't know why II
Is, but there's a lot of people as mis
trustful of religion and the religious
as the tramp was mistrustful of the
"'I don't know what to do about
this tramp evil,' a farmer once said to
me. 'I've put up signs about bewar
ing of the man trap and look out foi
the savage dog and take care of the
spring gun, but it don't seem to do
any good at all, Mr. Sunday. The
tramps molest me something ter
" 'Well, Brother Brown,' said I, 'you
just put up a big sign reading, "All
tramps welcomed at Brown's," and
then, later on, let me know the result'
"Brown thought I was Joking at first
but when he saw I was in earnest he
went Btralght off home and put up a
big sign over his gate 'All tramps
welcome here, John Brown' that you
could read half a mile away.
"I met him again the following
year. He said the sign had worked
like a miracle. Ever since he put It
up he had only set eyes on one tramp
and that had been by accident. He
came on the tramp accidentally as
the fellow stood under the sign, look
ing up at it and reading it over and
over with a kind of quizzical, sarcas
tic smile playing about bis mouth.
"'Hello!' says Farmer Brown, grin
ning over the fence at the tramp
very friendly.
"The tramp sneered. Then he burst
into a bitter laugh and said: .
" 'Hello, mister. How many cop
have you got hidden In there?'
wny, none none at all," says
Farmer Brown, In a hurt, surprised
"The tramp gave another bittei
laugh. 'How many bulldogs have you
got, then, mister?'
" 'There ain't a dog about the place,'
says the farmer. He opened the gate
a little ways, but the tramp Jumped
back, so scared like, the farmer closed
It again out of pity. 'You can come
In and see for yourself If you don'l
believe me about the dogs,' he says.
" 'Oh, yes, I know,' said the tramp.
He was pale and shaking all ovet
from the start he got when the gate
opened. 'I know all about that,' he
said; 'but tell me how many beat
traps you've got Bet In there that
would bite a poor fellow's leg off.'
" 'Nary a bear trap,' said the farm
er. 'Nary a bear trap.'
" 'Has a man got to do a hard day'i
work to get a measly meal of scraps?'
burst out the tramp.
'"Nothing of the kind said the
farmer. 'You come right in, young fel
low, and I'll give you a three-course
hot supper for nothing, and if you
want to stay all night we'll fix you up
a warm bed on the floor by the kitch
en fire.'.
"The tramp stared hard at the farm
er a minute and then he smiled a kind
of pitying, patronizing smile and
"'You can't work that little game
on me.' This is my eleventh year on
the road.'
'"What gamer said Farmer
Brown. 'What game are you talkln1
" 'Puttin' rough on rata In the cof
fee and sellln' our remains to the
medical college for a dollar apiece,
said the tramp, winking at the farm
er. 'Oh, no, Brownie, old boy! Oh,
my, no! Not on your life! Ha, ha,
ha! Aber! This Is my eleventh year
on the road, I'm tellln' you.'
"And the tramp took a cigar butt
from the pocket of his ragged coat
lit It with a sulphur match, and
strutted jauntily away, his head near
ly hidden In big smoke clouds."
The Northeast Passage.
Commander Vllkltskii, the discover
er of Nicholas II. Land, set out last
summer from Vladivostok on
third attempt to make the northeast
passage from the Paciflo to the At
lantic. According to news recentlv
received, he was wintered In Talmvr
bay, to the west of Cape Chelyuskin.
Here he has been in wireless communl
cation with Captain Sverdrup, who
sailed rrom European Russia last Bum
mer In search of the mlssine Brussl-
lov and Russanov expeditions, and has
also wintered on the coast of the Tai
myr peninsula. A note in Nature
states that Vilkltskli proposed t
send part of his crew to Sverdrun
ship, In order to economize his sup
plies, with a view to the possibility
of not getting through the Ice next
Bummer. Scientific American.
Saving' Lives.
The flEht tO Rave human ... In
-- .- .. uin ui
America has been eminently success-
im curing tne last few years and
loss from preventable dlspasA
been materially reduced. Perhaiw
greatest improvement has been In
pnoid fever, where sanitation
medical treatment have worked
gether to good effect In the field
tuberculosis a great deal has
accomplished, although not as much
was originally hoped for. In this dis
ease It Is largely a case of money to
get enough to give the victims of "the
whits places" the treatment they need
A Real Source
of Health
s the Stomach, but the
most reliable barometer of your
physical condition is the appe
tite. If it is poor, you can look
for an overworked and over-
oaded condition of the Stomach,
Liver and Bowels, which prevent
them from properly performing
their daily functions. A trial of
Stomach Bitters
will help Nature restore normal
strength and regularity through
out the. entire system and thus
help you maintain health. Try
a bottle today.
Keep Kids Kleen
Th most practical, healthful, playtime
garment ever invented for children 1
to 8 yean of aic Made In one piece
wito dro oactc. jeaaiiy supped on or
off. Eiiiiy trained. No tight
clastic bandi to atop circulation.
Made In blue denim, and blue and
white hickory atripei for ill the
year round. Also lighter weight
material for aummer wear. All
Earmenti trimmed with fast red or
, blue iilatea. Made in Dutch neck
witn elbow sleeves and biga
neck and long aieerea.
75c the suit
If your dealer cannot iupply yon,
we will lend them, charges prepaid
on receipt of price, 7Sc each.
A New
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I lUrfJ Kip
I Mad, By
vi Strauss & Co., San Francisco
Happy or Brave.
When you cannot be happy, you
Jan be brave. There are things no
body can enjoy especially, aches, ,
pains, disappointments, unklndnesseB.
and things of that sort. Nobody ex
pects that you boys and girls can be
just as happy over vour troubles as
you are over vour blessings. But
that does not excuse you for fretting
and whimpering, Just as soon as things
go wrong. If you cannot be happy,
you can be brave.
Try Murine Eye Reined; (or Red, Weak, Water)
Eyes and Granulated Eyelids; No Smarting
ust-Bye Comfort. Write Jor Book of the Ky
ty mall Free. Murine Bye Remedy Co., Chicago.
Mental Overwork.
In mental overwork the brain cells,
being in constant use, are apt to le
main alive after work has been aban
doned. In this case sleep Is prevented.
Worry has a like effect on the cerebral
cells, and if anything worse.
HOWARD K BURTON - Antajer and Ciemlrt,
Leadville, Colorado. Spemmen prii'o,! Gold,
Silver, Lend, SI. Gold, Silver, 16oi Gold 60o: Zina
or Copper H. Mailing envelopes yA full price liut
tent on ajipllratlon. Coutro) and Umpire vrorkio
united, lief erenoei Carbonate National Bonk.
Cheap Household Cement.
Plaster of parts and gum arabio
in the proportion of four parts plaster
of parts to one of gum arabio makes
a very good cement for mending china
and other articles. The ingredients
are mixed in a pulverized form, water
added and used at once. If smoothed
over with an old knife blade while
soft this cement will be glossy and
hard aa china when hard.
Mrs. Aselin Was Restored to
Health by Lydia E. Pink,
ham's Vegetable
Minneapolis, Minn. "After my little
We was born I was sick with pains in
my sides which the
doctors said were
caused by inflamma
tion. I suffered a
great deal every
month and grew very
thin. I was under the
doctor's care for two
long years without
any benefit Finally
after repeated sug
gestions to try it we
got Lydia E. Pink-
ham's Vegetable Compound. After tak
ing the third bottle of the Compound I
was able to do my housework and today
I am strong and healthy again. I will
answer letters if anyone wishes to know
about my case. "Mrs. Joseph Aselin,
W6 Fourth Avenue, Minneapolis, Minn.
Lydia E. Pinlcham's Vegetable Com
pound, made from native roots and
herbs, contains no narcotics or harmful
drugs, and today holds the record of
being the most successful remedy wa
know for woman's ills. If you need such
a medicine why don't you try it I
If yon hare the slightest doubt
that Lydia K. Plnkham's Vegeta
ble Compound will help yon, write
to Lydia E.Pinlcham MedicineCo.
(confidential) Lynn,Massn for ad
rice. Tour letter will be opened,
read and answered by a woman,
and held In strict confidence.