The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930, June 16, 1916, Image 6

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"I wonder where Jack Rabbit to,"
aald the fox a few days after the two
bad watched old Doctor Duck and the
rabbit had learned the losson of not
pretending to be other than what he
was. Mister Fox had waited a long
time for the coming of .Tuck Rabbit
and at length, thinking that perhaps
be might be 111, he said to himself; "I
will go to the burrow and see If there
Is anything the matter."
The sun waB pretty warm as MlBter
Fox ran ulong and his tongue hung
out of his mouth as he felt the heat
more and more. "I don't know as I
blame Jack Rabbit for not wanting to
get out In the hot sun," he said, "and
I guess I would have been wiser If I
myself had stayed in' the cool depths
of my cave." nut he was so anxious
about Jack Rubblt's welfare that he
kept on.
Just as he came In sight of the
rabbit's home he was surprised to see
Jack Rabbit lying at full length In
the sun without attempting to pro
tect himself In the least from the
j "That's queer," said the fox. "I
wonder why he does not rest under
one of the great trees, where It is
cool and comfortable?"
Just as he said this he was sur
prised to see Jack Rabbit get up and
run down to the edge of a nearby
brook, whore ho went through the
most curious proceedings that Mister
Fox had ever witnessed. The rabbit,
when he reached the water, turned
his back to it and then walked slowly
backward until his hind legs and the
hind part of his body was In the wa
ter, and then having thoroughly wet
this portion of himself, he went back
and lay down in the Bun again.
Mister Fox watched Jack Rabbit
while ho repeated this performance
three or four times, and ho could not
make out whether the rabbit was
crazy or what he waB trying to ac
complish by this alternnto wetting
and drying himself.
At last he could Bland It no longer,
and, going up to tho rabbit, who had
Just lain down again In the sun, he
said: "Good morning, Jack Rabbit;
and why are you not at my house as
you are supposed to be, and not ly
ing in this hot sun when the tree of
fers such cool shade? Do you expect
to get wisdom by getting a sun
Btroke?" Jack Rabbit was somewhat taken
aback by the appearance of Mr. Pox,
particularly when he remembered
how much Mr. Fox was annoyed at
ibelng kept waiting when he was luto
.on a previous visit.
At length ho recovered himself
enough to say "Good morning," and
jthen added: "I should have been at
your house early this morning had I
Inot mado a most wonderful discovery
rwhlch I am applying to myself and
rwhlch Is going to mako me the most
wonderful animal In all the world."
"I am much Interested," said the
fox. "Pray tell me what it is that
you have discovered and what you
jexpect to accomplish with yourself
that Is so wonderful."
"Well," said Jack Rabbit," Inst
night while I was sitting outBlde the
house of Farmer Wlndom I heara lilm
say to his good wife this wisdom:
Good wife, If you would make any
thing grow you must give It plenty of
iwater and sunshine,' and Immediately
I know that I had made a great dis
"And how was that?" asked the
"You Bee," said the rabbit, "that it
has been the sorrow of my life that I
Jiad nothing but a little Insignificant
stub for a tall, and until I heard Farm-
tor Wlndom I never knew the way to
make It grow. Now I know that all
lit needs is plenty of water and sun
shine, and after 1 have given It therfe
two things, why, I shall have a long
tall and be the most wonderful animal
In all the world."
'So, that Is what you were doing
while I was watching you from behind
he rock," Bald the fox.
"Yes," said the rabbit, "and I am
sure It has grown quite a little this
morning. I wet It in the brook and
then dry It in the sun and then wet It
in the brook again, and so on. I have
wet U already twenty times and ker-
choo kerchoo!"
"Yes, Indeed," said the fox, "ker
choo to the way It will end, for a bad
cold to all you will get with the al
ternate wetting and drying of a part
kt your body. If you were a vegetable
this application of water and tun
might Increase you, but a rabbit with
a long tall would be a Bad sight. You
had better get Into your burrow and
take a good dose of peppermint tea If
you wish to avoid having something
worse that a cold, and your silly ac
tions ought to teach you the wisdom
which I have wasted a whole fore
noon to bring to you, that neither rab
bits nor people Bhould seek for them
selves tlilnrs which are unattainable
and which, even if attained, would bo
of no use."
Work for Creditors.
"If you pass your college examina
tions I'll pay all your debts."
"Why, uncle, do you want me to
work for the benefit of my credit
No Mm Can 8erve Himself Well So
Long He li Dissatisfied
"Knowledge It Power."
As long as you work for a man, give
him your best. If the conditions sur
rounding your position are unpleasant,
keep on the watch for another Job. If
you have a definite idea of the char
acter of the work you like best, It
would be a good Idea to. advertise
for It. But remember, we should first
serve an apprenticeship before we
may expect to take the reins In our
own hands. No man can serve him
self well, or his employer, so long as
he Is dissatisfied.
Don't work for a man to whom you
cannot give your best; nor should you
work for a man you can't respect. If
your wages are not enough to allow
you to llvo decently, search around
for some other line of endeavor. Al
ways be ready for promotion this
means you should learn your business
root and branch. Read good bookB:
as you read, study think thoughtB
are real live things. Fix good solid
business ideas in your mind and
something good will come to you.
Let this be your slogan; "Knowledge
is power." It is within your province
to gain the necessary knowledge to
put you at the head of a great Institu
tion. Alms and Aspirations.
Amusing Pastime That Any Youth
With Ordinary Tools and Trouble
Can Make for Himself.
This is an amusing game that any
boy with a little trouble and ordinary
tools, can quite well make for him
self, and which can be played equally
well In a room or out of doors In the
For it, will be required In the first
Instance a piece of board about ten
Inches In width, two ifeet in length,
and an inch in thickness. In this
board three circular holes are cut,
each four Inches In diameter, and one
end of the wood should be rounded
for appearance sake. It can then be
A Game f6r Boys.
painted and left to dry, and after
wards the numbers painted in some
contrasting color above each hole.
Then the small bags made of linen
or any other material are tacked on
behind each hole, and this may be
seen In the small sketch on the right
which also illustrates the support that
must be fastened on the back.
This game is played with rubber
balls, the competitors standing at an
agreed-on distance from the board
and In turn throwing. When a ball
enters a hole and stays there, the
player scores the number that Is
above the hole, and If the game Is
fixed at, say twenty points, the first
player who reaches that number wins.
To add to the fun of the game Bmall
prizes for successful competitors can
be easily arranged.
Certain Thoroughfares In New York
City Closed to Traffio to Per
mit Youngsters to Play.
New York city to trying the experi
ment of closing certain highways to
traffic dally and letting the youngsters
romp In them. Huge signs are placed
across these thoroughfares reading:
"Street closed for ploy."
Miss Ruth Robinson, chief play or
ganizer, says: "It brings an ache to
the heart to see how reluctant some
of the babies are to cut loose and play
In the open street. Play seems Inex
tricably associated In their little
minds with guilt. No one, after wotch
lng for an hour or two the healthy
spirit that grows among the children
in these allotted play streets can
doubt their benefit to the little people
of New York.
Tlay Is the best constructive factor
In child growth. Even kittens and
puppies will not thrive unless per
mitted to play. Play is the most skill
ful of physical trainers and moral
teachers. Child Betterment Bulletin.
Boyhood Troubles.
Mrs. Pawson My sister Is worried
to death over her Reginald. She
wants him to enter the ministry, his
father wants him to go Into business,
while Reginald himself has his mind
set on being an actor.
Mrs. Dawson Hum how old is he?
Mrs Pawson He's going on seven.
Mot a Straight Field, i
When Is a straight field not per
fectly straight? When It to a rye
(wry) field.
2, K. -J
PROBABLY no place In the world
gives the traveler more con
trasts In trail, scenery and cli
mate than do the Andes In the
last range of the Cordillera. From the
barren snow line at the ridge down to
the headwaters of the great Amazon
system to but a few hundred miles, yet
In this distance four distinct changes
in the fauna and flora are apparent.
Starting over a hard open road where
we made eighteen or twenty miles a
day, the trail winds down through a
rolling country until the last pass Is
crossed and the first signs of tropical
vegetation appear, writes Lee Garnett
Day, of the Collins-Day South Ameri
can expedition, in the American
Museum Journal. Then through the
mountains of the Yungas the route lies
over forested hill and dale or along
narrow-ledge trails, and eventually
reaches lower planes where the fresh
ets turn Into narrow streams and the
streams at last Into rivers. Here
amidst the most abundant tropical
growth, the paths underfoot more often
resembled swamps than terra firma
and five or six miles were consid
ered a good day's work. In fact, the
stream beds often proved better trails
than the machete-cut roads through
the palm and canebrakes.
Crossing South America from Mol
lendo on the west coast to Para on
the east, by far the most eventful part
of the Journey is the 500 miles by mule
train from Cochabaniba, high In the
Cordillera, to Todos Santos, the head
waters of the Amazon, 3,400 miles
above its mouth. Cochabaniba itself
Is a city of 60,000 inhabitants, the
greater number of whom has never
loft its suburbs. A railroad Is in course
of construction, but from Arque, the
end of the rails, all commerce must
pass by mule pack for two days over
the bowlders of the river bed. We
reached Cochabamba from Mollendo
by rail, lake steamer and coach. After
crossing the first two ranges of the
Cordillera by rail, we ascended the
third by pack train starting from
Cochabamba. Our party consisted of
Messrs. Alfred Collins, Willard Walk
er, George K. Cherrie, Robert Bocker
and the writer; and after securing 28
mules, a chief arriero or mule driver,
and two Indian helpers, we started for
the head of the pass and the tribu
taries of the great Amazon river be
yond. Mule Trail Hard to Follow.
The mule trail from Cochabamba to
Todos Santos is far from an easy one
to follow, notwithstanding that it is
constantly traveled, being the route
for most of the commerce between the
low hot grazing lands of Bolivia at the
eastern base of the Andes, and the
high, well-populated tablelands around
La Paz, Cochabamba, Oruro and other
cities. It Is always very narrow, passes
through heavy woods, over ridges,
along sides of cliffs, up or down a
stream, and Is often difficult even to lo
cate. Especially is this true in the
rainy season when pools of mud and
tangled roots incumber the way in the
woods and mule drivers passing pre
viously have often left the path In
search of better going, thus making
false trails unsafe to follow unless
with a very experienced guide.
The short Journey up from Cocha
bamba was hot and dry, over trails
covered with white dust, but the last
divide we crossed in a thick mist and
turning due north from the Santa Cruz
trail, seemed suddenly to have entered
another country. Almost perpetual
rain was now encountered, and the pre
cipitous nature of the descent, about
five thousand feet in twenty-four
hours, made traveling decidedly un
easy and in parts dangerous, due to
the paths being water courses from
which all mold had been washed away.
Wet, slippery rocks and often quanti
ties of loose, small bowlders, made it
necessary to walk most of the way,
as the slipping of a mule on the steep
Incline might be fatal to both rider
and animal.
"Get Out If You Can."
At Sal-si-puede ("get out if you
enn") there were many places to
which this name was applicable we
had to dig or cut out a track along the
face of a cliff where a slide had oc
curred, to make room for the pack ani
mals to pass. This was not only diffi
cult to do on account of the steep de
cline and precarious footing; but also
the work had to be very well done be
cause if the pack of a mule should
catch against the Bide ot the cliff In
rails .
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transit, the animal would be tipped
over Into the River Esplrlto Santo a
thousand feet below.
From Sal-si-puede onward the mules
waded streams, floundered through
mud to their middles and labored over
fallen logs, often on a trail so narrow
and so overgrown that it was neces
sary constantly to use the machete to
clear the path of hanging vines and
dense undergrowth. On one occasion
after eight hours of scrambling and
wading through mud and water, Mr.
Cherrle's mule slipped in a deep pool
of thin mud and became tangled in the
roots at the bottom, pinning the foot
of the rider under it. Mr. Cherrie was
held up there deep in the mud until
two mule drivers could return to extri
cate him.
The advantage of having compact
units of baggage was made evident in
this locality. The Jamming of baggage
tween saplings or in a washed-out
gully would necessitate a halt and
while the load on the mule that had
caused the halt was being recinched,
a dozen other mules would start ex
ploring the neighboring thickets.
Sometimes the whole train would be
thrown into confusion and all the pack
animals would have to be rounded up
and the packs readjusted.
Animal and Bird Life.
There were no wild animals of a
kind to be feared by man along this
route. Along the banks of the Chapare
we found evidences of tapir, paca,
capybara. Jaguar, tiger cat, peccary,
deer, coati, agouti and others, But the
high water, which varies sometimes
forty feet between seasons, had driven
game to the highlands, making hunt
ing possible only at the highest points
along the Mamore. Bird life was most
abundant in Eolivia; a collector could
spend several seasons to advantage in
these little-traversed routes across the
South American states. When the in
cidental mishaps and inconveniences
are forgotten, the Bolivian Yungas be
tween Todos Santos and the Chepare
may well be compared with other
natural wonders. Daily the vistas of
palm, fern and floral growth, with cas
cades, waterfalls and freshets, make
a delightful background for the abun
dant bird and other animal life.
At the beginning of the Chapare the
Yungas disappeared and our arriero
now led the way down the river bed,
or through the cane and bamboo
brakes, pushing on through mud and
water. Due to good chance our camps
remained above water except In two
instances. One night in particular the
rains filled the Espirito Santo and San
Antonio rivers and left us in three feet
of water at daybreak.
Snails Very Nutritious.
"All snails are edible and nuti,
tlous," says Canon Hersley in a book
on British land and fresh water mol
luscs, Just published. He goes on to
say that even the common or garden
snail, though insipid, is as nourishing
as calf's-foot Jelly.
There is a large white-shelled snail
called Helix pomatia that Is common
ly eaten by connoisseurs In the South
of England, while all over France,
Italy and Spain several species are
used as food. In France there are
many small farms which yield a good
profit to their owners. In the French
and Italian quarters of New York
snails may be bought, either alive or
cooked, and at most of the French
restaurants they are served, "escar
gots farcis" being the most usual
form of dish.
Snails are easy to raise in large
quantities. They need lime for mak
ing their shells, but they do not have
to be fed, as they can find their own
food, which is exclusively the leaves
of many plants. They are most deli
clous when properly prepared .and
cooked, and, as Canon Hersley says,
as nourishing as calf's-foot Jelly.
Something Accomplished.
"Do you think It does any good to
express your feelings on the tele
phone?" "Well, It may help to cheer the op
erator by giving her a few laughs if
she happens to overhear you."
Geographically Speaking.
"I have Just finished Lansing,
Mich.," said the surgeon.
"And I," said the carpenter, "am
now engaged in Macon, Go."
"Wheeling, W. Va., is my next Job,"
said the man with the wheelbarrow.
Few Women Who Have Plenty
to Do Have Fits of Blues
(Copyright, 1911.)
We have many goodly days to see
The liquid drops of tears Unit you have
Shall come aifuln transformed to orient
AriviintHiflnjr their tnan, with Interest,
Oftentimes duublo KUln of happiness.
Was thore ever a woman no mattei
how many blessings surrounded her
who did not give herself up com
pletely to a fit of the bluos now and
then? They have Indulgod this
bablt for it is nothing else than a
habit from girlhood up until at last
It baa taken such a hill upon then
they are unable to shake off these
Tho splendid army of working girls
should be an example of cheerfulnoss
to tho women In
good homes who
havo nothing to
do but nurso their
These working
girls, each and ev
ery one, know the
value of a smile
and how to radi
ate cheerfulness.
If you put the
question to them
whether or no
they ever have fits
of the blues, the
smile will die out
of their eyes as
they answer
gravely that in
the business
world there to no place for the girl
or woman who gives free rein to fits
of melancholy and that good nature,
a happy mood and a genial disposi-
The best feed for little turkeys is
dry grain chick feed, but it must be
free from mustiness or moldlness and
be clean and sweet.
Weaklings should never be tolerated
in the chicken coop. Kill and bury
them, for otherwiso thsy will be the
first to become Infected and later die.
More ducks are killed by unneces
sary handling, chilling and underfeed
ing than all other causes combined.
Be sure that little ducklings always
have plenty of water to drink, espe
cially at meal time, and deep enough
so that they can get their heads into
it up to their oyes.
Eggs to be used for hatching should
not be subjected to either abnormally
high or low temperatures. If they can
be gathered before they have time to
cool after being laid It is all the bet
ter for their hatching qualities. From
50 to 60 degrees Is the best tempera
ture for storing hatching eggs.
Little chicks should he protected
from cool, damp surroundings. Noth
ing is more detrimental to their health
and more certain to bring heavy mor
tality than to let them out In the wet
grass early in tho morning.
When shipping live poultry to mar
ket always allow sufficient room and
use a coop sufficiently high, so that
the fowls will not suffer from crampel
positions while on the road. Any dis
comfort reduces their weight and costs
the producer a certain amount of
Avoid feeding chicks food that has
been in stock so long that it is moldy.
It to bound to cause much trouble.
To got tho most out of your flocks
you must adopt present-day methods,
so as to be on an even footing with
your competitor.
The early hatched pullet is the one
that begins to lay early lu the fall,
when eggs aro high in price.
Collars Make Blouses.
Do you know how to "trim up" the
plain blouse and make it become your
Individual style? Get a collar in white
chiffon or sheerest organdie which, in
turning back, covers the nape and the
sides of the neck, runs flatly across
the shoulders and straight down over
the bust, forming a slender "V" open
ing below the throat. This collar is
bordered with pin-tucked self material,
straight on Its outer edge and widely
scalloped along the fine, embroidery
outlined inner edge. Another blouse
domlnatlng collar hag a tapering, nar
row turnover coming high against all
save the front of the neck, and wid'
ened by an extremely broad frilling of
the plaited material, a-jour hemmed.
In crepe de chine this second collar is
extremely practical as well as dainty.
Education Sometimes Costly.
For the education of the 325 seniors
t Yale college slightly more than $1,-
000,000 has been required. While it is
figured that $4,073 for the entire four
years is the average cost a student,
one man alone has spent $15,000 in
the process of going through college,
whilo another has required only $500
to provide his education. In this con
nection it is a noteworthy fact that
120 members of the class have earned
their way through college either in
part or in whole, having earned to
late a grand total of more than $300.-300.
Timely Hints for Poultry
tlon In general are the assets she de
ponds on not only to keep hor posi
tion, but to forge ahead. There are
too many helpless ones at borne, usu
ally, dependent upon her to encourage
fits of the bluos.
It Is only the Idlers or those who
have little or nothing to do who rail
socretly over really Insignificant af
fairs. The women wedded to men
who drink up the greater part of their
wages, leaving the family at home to
fight starvation, ejection from the
home tliut shelters them and with In
sufficient clothes to cover them,
hravoly fight the demon discontent,
put their shouldors to the wheel and
live and dream of tho glorious dutlos
they are performing In keeping their
children at school and thu golden re
ward that will surely be theirs later
The childless wife, who has longod
for the clasp of little arms around her
neck and chlP.tsh, loving Hps pressed
to her own, encounters battles which
she must fight bravely to outwit at
tacks of the blues. Philosophical
women acco jpllsh this by answering
the cry of their lonely hearts with
this truth: Whatever should be, will
be. Whatever Is, is best. He who
denies their earnest prayers knows
Even those who have known and
lost love can be made to realize that
the heart has been enriched by it
through memories of the hours when
it was tenderest, truest and at its best.
If but one blessing Is given us, we
should be grateful for that one, shut
out discontent and cultivate a happy
disposition, though we have it not,
and always look on the bright side.
I A Few Thinqs That You
t May Not Know.
A hand-operated machine to knead
the stiffness out of leather has been
Invented by an Oklahoma man.
Included with recently invented sun
goggles Is a shade to protect a wear
er's nose from sunburn.
Sixty miles of thread woven from
the fiber of a species of Italian nettle
weighs but two and a half pounds.
Sharp points In the inside of the lid
of a new egg cup cut the shell away
without disturbing- the contents.
About 1,729 miles of railroads in the
United States have been electrified to
about 1,278 in all foreign lands.
Bombay averages more than seventy-two
inches of rain a year and gets
most of It within four or five months.
A powerful machine has been built
In Germany for compressing scrap
metal into more easily handled bales.
A wall tie that grips half a dozen
bricks instead of two, as customary,
has been Invented by a Scotch builder.
Leather and canvas covers to be
laced over automobile springs to keep
them clean and dry have been pat
ented. According to a British scientist,
weight for weight, macaroni Is as valu
able a flesh building food as beef or
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