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Three Chinese Garnet.
"Let Out the Doves." At the cry of
"Lot out the doves" one of the larger
girls takes hold of the hands of two
of the smaller girls, one of whom rep
resents a dovo and tho other a hawk.
The hawk stands behind the big girl,
and the doro in front of her. She
throws the dovo away as suo might
toss a bird in the air, and as the child
runs, she waves her arms as though
they wcro wings. The hawk Is then
thrown in tho same way, and it fol
lows the dove. Tho big girl then claps
her hands as the Chinese do to bring
their pet birds to them, and the dove,
If not caught, returns to tho cage.
Seek for Gold. This is a variation
of our popular "Jacks." Several girls
gather up some pebbles, squat down
In a group, and scatter all the peb
bles. Then one draws her finger be
tween two of tho stones and snaps one
against tho other. If she hits it, the
,two Dtones aro taken up and put aside
ito her credit. Sho Is entitled to draw
her linger again between two more
and snaps them. When she misses an
other girl takes up what pebbles are
left, scatters them, snaps them, takes
them up, and bo on until one or anoth
er child gets tho most of the pebbles
and the gamo is won.
"Kick tho Marbles." Two boys and
two marbles aro required. The first
boy says to the second: "Kick this
marble north (south, east, west),"
pointing to one of tho marbles. Only
ono kick is allowed. If ho succeeds,
he wins; if ho falls, tho other wins.
If ho puts' it north as ordered, he may
kick again to hit tho other marble, in
which caso he wins again. If ho hits
the marble and goes north, as ordered,
at one kick, ho wins double.
Each boy tries to leave the marbles
in as difficult a position as possible
for his successor; and here comes in
a peculiarity which makes this game
unique among all games. If tho posi
tion In which tho marbles aro left is
too difficult for tho other to play, he
may refuse to kick, and tho first boy
is obliged to play his own difficult
New Version of a Peanut Party.
Arrange tables as for a progressive
card game, only placo a generous
handful of peanuts (In the shell) in
tho center of each table and provide
a pair of tongs llko those that come
in boxes of candy, for each player.
After the fashion of jack straws, the
gamo is to seo how many peanuts can
bo removed without moving one.
When one is moved the player gives
up and tho next ono tries. At tho end
of twenty minutes a bell is rung and
the player at each table having the
most peanuts progresses. The win
ners at tho different tables play an
other round until there is only ono
winner, who receives tho reward,
which may bo a largo peanut candy
box filled with salted peanuts.
Children lovo this game. The main
thing is to Impress upon them all is
that they must play fair.
This game originated first in merrle
England, and was played by the milk
maids: A certain number of "stools" (flat
stones in the open air and cushions in
Two Simple Blouses
Tho costume at tho left is a simple
llttlo blouse for delaine, Viyella, or
firm cotton material; a revers Is
taken down the right side of front
and Is edged with galloon or fancy
braid; two towb of this trim the col
lar and cuffs, also edge tho pocket.
Materials required: yard 33
inches wide, 3 yards braid.
Tho other shows a dainty little
blouse of Palsloy foulard; it has col
doors) are set up in circular form, at
a considerable distance from each oth
errand every ono of them 1b occupied
by a slnglo player; when tho ball la
thrown with tho hand up in tho air
by "It," who stands In tho center of
tho circle, ovcry ono of tho players la
obliged to alter his situation, running
In succession from stool to stool, and
If he who threw tho bnll can regain
it in tlmo to strike nuy ono of tho
players beforo reaching tho stool
to which ho is running, "It" takes his
place, and the person touched nuiBt
throw the ball until ho enn in like
manner return to tho circle. Rising
quickly irom the stone or cushion re
quires considerable agility on tho part
of tho players.
Buck the Indian.
Two captains aro choBen, and each
captain then chooses alternately the
remaining company until two long
lines aro formed. They face each oth
er, holding hands tightly. Ono cap
tain calls tho nnme of ono of his
strongest boys, and this boy runs and
hurls himself between two boys of tho
opposing side. If ho succeeds in
breaking through, he takes back with
him to his own sldo all the boB on
tho .line below tho placo where ho
broke through. If he is unsuccessful,
he must join tho enemy's side. This
is kept up, each side taking a turn un
til all tho boys aro on one side, the
The strongest boys should bo sta
tioned near the top of tho line, near
the captain, and strategem is shown
in trying to catch the strong boys off
their guard, by pretending to tackle
the weak boys at tho bottom of tho
A Juggling Match.
At English country fairs this amuse
ment used to bo in great favor:
A large circle, inclosed by a rope,
was occupied by nino or ten people,
and all except one were blindfolded.
This ono was called tho "Jlngler," be
cause ho held In his hand a small bell,
which he rang incessantly. Ills com
panions, following the sound of tho
bell, tried to catch him. If at tho end
of an allotted tlmo ho w;as not caught,
he received a prize; otherwise the
prize went to tho catcher.
In this more modern amusement of
the Greek children, tho lender stands
amongst the players, holding a pebble
between the palms of his hands. Each
player extends his hands, palm to
palm, and tho leader puts his hands
between the palms of each player, os
tensibly to drop In the pebble ho is
holding. The player who receives the
pebble Is chased by the others, and
may only be saved by returning to tho
leader and giving tho pebble to him.
The chase may begin as soon as the
players suspect who has tho pebble,
so each player should carefully watch
tho hands and faces of the others to
see who gets It, and as soon as ho
suspects one, start to chase him.
Leaders and players must exercise
Ingenuity to keep tho secret of tho
whereabouts of tho pebble, but not
after the last pair of hands has been
Latest Fashion In Shoes.
Shoes nro now more elaborate than
ever. High shoes are worn in tho
morning only, with tho tailor-made
costumes and for traveling or for
sport. Tho shoes nro of an lnflnlto
variety. The vamps aro shorter than
ever. Tho uppers are made of stuff
to match tho dress or in leather of tho
same shade. The newest fastening Is
arranged with small interlaced straps,
buttoning on each sldo with flat but
tons. I Tan shoes aro having an aftermath
of success, and they harmonize very
happily with the dull tints of tho
satins and furs worn by tho smart
Are Among the Prettiest
lar and cuffs of brown satin. Tho
sleeves aro set to a largo armholo
under a wrapped seam. A dainty
finish is given by tho Jabot, which Is
of spotted nlnon, partly pleated, then
falling in a frill. Four satin-covered
buttons add to the trimming on tho
Material required: VA yard foulard
40 inches wldo, yard satin 4(1
for fl?e F
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BOYS' TEST OF SOILS
Interesting Experiments of Four
Most Impressive Lesson Learned Was
from What They Did Rather Than
from What They Read Re
sults of Trials'.
ftly PItOF. A., n. GHAHAM. Olilo Col
lege of AKrtculture.)
Four boys who were members of
tho snmo country school had rend
about how tho soil had been formed
by glaciers; they had seen tho soil on
tho hillside farm gradually removed
by tiny streams and deposited on the
nearby level farm.
They had noticed the effects of
freezing and thawing on high banks
and tho sides of the ditches. Rut
thero were some facts about soils that
which they knew only by what they
read. Each ono resolved to contrlb
ute some simple apparatus which
would bo needed In making some sim
ple tests of the truth of the state
ments made in the books.
With lamp chimneys, thin muslin
and some Hat-bottomed pans, they
plnnned to find out for themselves
how rapidly different kinds of soil per
mitted water to pass through them.
Aftor lying tho muslin on tho bot
tom of each chimney they filled ono
with very black soil (humus), one
with clny, ono with loam, and one
with sand (each containing tho samo
amount of soil); to the upper part of
each chimney they tied strings which
served as balls through which to run
Each end of the broomstick rested
on tho seat of a desk. Tho pans wero
plnced beneath the chimneys. At the
same time, exactly the same quantity
of water was poured on the soil In
Through which do you suppose the
water ran most quickly?
Which was tho last to permit It to
Which ono held tho most water?
Which ono retained the least wa
ter? On another day, they filled the same
chimneys with the same kinds of soil.
humus, clay, loam, and sand, and
set each one on two small chips on
the bottom of the flat pans.
Instead of pouring 'the water Into
the chimneys, they poured the same
quantity Into each pan. They did this
to learn from the experiment which
soil would allow water to arise most
rapidly. Through which do you think
it rose most rapidly?
Tho next Friday morning, each boy
had a common thermometer and a
good sized tin can. Into each can was
placed tho same kind of soil. In the
center of each of two cans the ther
mometers wero placed deep enough
to nllow tho freezing point to bo just
above tho soil; In tho other two they
wero deep enough to allow thern to
At tho first recess, the temperature
of each was read and noted. Into the
can containing a deeply-covered ther
mometer and Into one having the ther
mometer not so deeply covered, the
samo quantity of water wns poured
Tho other two cans of soil remained
dry. At the close of tho Hchool tho
thermometers were read again. Which
soils showed tho highest tempera
tures? Which, tho loweat?
At another time they punched holes
at different heights In the sides of
somo old tin cans; tho cans were then
filled with the samo kind of soil and
tho same quantity of water was pour
ed Into each can.
It was observed that llttlo or no wa
ter ran through tho holes while It was
flowing downward through the soil,
but aB tho soil becamo over-saturated
from tho bottom upward the water be
gan to run out.
Tho bottom of the pan represented
a blue clay, hard pan, rock, or any
other hard layer through which wator
could not easily pass. The hole In
tho can represented tho underground
drain through which what water tho
soil could not hold would How away.
Thoy learned that the soil llko a
ri""i T -- r - .1
sponge, will hold only n ccrtnlh qunn
tlty of wnter,
Do you supposo that they concluded
that tllo drains should bo mado shal
low or deep? What do you supposo
they learned about soils having gravel
or sand subsoils?
The next week, these boys enmo to
school with small strlpB of litmus pa
per which they purchased for llvo
cents at tho drug Btoro, somo clean
saucers, nud somo samplos of soil ta
' ken from different places.
I Ono touched somo vinegar (ncld)
with tho litmus paper to boo what
change would be mado in its color;
one touched some lemon Juice; anoth
er placed a piece against a raw ploce
of tomato. Then they touched somo
dampened soda, wood ashes, and lime
Theso they found to bo alkaline; that
Is they acted much llko lye.
They learned that by carefully mix
ing a little llmo water and vinegar
no change In tho color of tho litmus
paper would bo made. They had read
that such a substance was said to bo
neutral. They learned that tho cis
tern water was neutral.
The camples of soil wero soparatc
ly mixed with rain water to a stiff
mud, and a ploco of litmus papor
pushed Into each and nllowcd to ro
main two or three minutes.
Three found thnt their papers were
darkened from being wet, but that
there were no marked changes In the
color. Tho soils tested thereforo wero
Ono boy found his paper turned a
brlcklsh red. Thnt was docldcd to bo
an acid or sour soil. It was learned
that It needed draining or liming, or
perhaps both, to ncutrnlUo It.
The most Impressive leBSon those
boys learned wns from whut thoy did,
rather than what they read. What
theso four boys did any other boys of
tho upper elementary grades In any
school can do.
MAGNETIC NAVY IS AMUSING
Mysterious Movements of Little Boats
Caused by Magnet and Concealed
To build this navy thin pieces of
ccdnr or pine wood and somo mag
netized sewing needles aro necessary.
Cut the pieces of wood Into longthB a
little longer thnn the needles tmed
and about one-fourth of an inch In
width. Make ono end of each boat
pointed for the bow. Aftor tho boats
aro all ready turn them upside down
and lay a magnetized needlo upon
each where the keel should bo. Now
light a paraffine caudle and let a drop
of hot parafllno fall upon each needlo
and boat. Take a hot nail and smooth
The Magnetic Navy.
tho paraffine out over each needle.
The bonis nro now ready to placo In a
large vessel of water whero they will
act very queerly toward each other,
says the Popular Electricity. By hold
ing a magnet near the bonts they may
be made to move about In n mystorl
Why Is a steam onglno nt a flro an
Because It works and plays at tho
What word Is It of llvo letters, ot
which two being removed, only ono
Why Is n fly taller than most men?
Because he stands over six feet
without shoos or stockings.
What kind of anchor does a drun
ken sailor like best?
An anker of brandy.
Why should a false friend novet
leave his house?
Because you might look In and "find
When Is' n man hospitable and a
cheat at the same time?
When ho takes you In.
Why is a divinity student llko a
Because ho studies the prophets
In what part of the-church do they
ring the bcll(e)s?
At the altar.
Whut 1b that of which the common
sort Is tho best?
Whero did Noah strike tho first nail
In the ark?
On tho hend.
Why Is an accepted suitor like a
person guilty of a crlmo?
Because ho ought to bo transported.
Enough for ono, too much for two,
and nothing for three; takes ono to
mnko and two to keep?
What game does a lady's "dress Im
Why Is a girl not a noun?
Becauto a lass (alas) Is an Interjection.
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AS THIEF III NIGHT
Clever Ruse by Which the Only
French Cook in Town Was
BY H. M. EGBERT.
LIndsny'B montnllty wob not devoid
of an olemont of humor in its composi
tion, and tho incongruity ot his mis
sion appealed to this Intent sense as
ho Btopped quietly out of his houso nt
night and looked back into tho well-lit
pnrlor. Ho saw his wife seated in
her chnlr, reading as calmly as though
ho had gone out upon tho most ordin
ary visit to somo friend. Sho hardly
raised her eyes when ho said good-by
to her, yet there hnd been an emotion
al sccno only that morning, and it
was this that had nerved Lindsay to
Ho could enduro his wlfo'B com
plaints no longer. Ho wns resolved to
put nn end to thorn for ever. And ho
was going llko a thief by night to
Btcnl tho most precious Jewol of
Ho had fought down tho impulso
toward dishonor for many weeks. But
now tho tlmo had come when ho could
rcBlst no longor. Life without Lucille
would hnvo no zest. Ills homo had
grown to bo no home to him. H1b
very food had lost its savor. Ho
thought of Luclllo constantly, grinding
his teeth as ho pictured her with
Mnrkham, busy about her slmplo
Mnrkham had brought her back to
America after his laBt visit to Franco.
When sho urrlved sho wnB n Mmplo
country girl, Innocent, ignorant of
tho lnngungo of her adopted country.
Sho had met few men; she had never
oven been engugod beforo. And onco
In Mnrkhnm'B power ho watched her
Jealously. Ho would hardly permit
her to lenvo his home. Ho could not
bear that hi3 acquaintances should
have speech with her, lest somebody
Btcnl her from him. '
Strangely enough, it wns Mrs. Lind
say who had first met her, and it was
sho who had introduced Lindsay on
ono of tho rare occasions whon Luclllo
hnd Bnntched a short respite from
Morkham'B tyranny, it wns at a
fricnd'B house. Mrs. Lindsay was
taken nt onco with tho pale, beautiful
French girl. But it was LlndBay who
had pursued the acquaintance.
Markham and ho woro not on
friendly ternm. Ho know enough of
Walked as Though He Trod on Air.
tho man's cowardly naturo to bo
nwaro that, onco Luclllo and ho wero
togoUior, thero would be no pursuit.
At Inst tho tlruOfhad arrived when ho
was nblo to proposo his plan.
Sho looked at him with veiled ter
ror, and yet with a Joy that sho could
hardly conceal. Yet her fenr was
paramount, nnd, singularly enough,
ItB origin wus essentially a femlnlno
ono, psychologically. Sho was nnxloua
about her llttlo treusures. Mnrkham
would keep them; sho know his vln
dtctlvo nature. But Llndsuy only
"I wll givo you more thnn Mnrk
ham can ever give you," ho said gaily.
And then outlined his plan. Markhain
was not always homo before nightfall.
Lot her appoint Borne day when ho
would bo detained nt his office. It
would thon bo the simplest thing for
him to cover the two mileB between
tholr houses nnd meet her nfter dark
when thero were no prying eyes to
see She must hnvo her possessions
what sho could pack into a suitcase
ready, and ho would take her away,
nover to seo Markham again.
' "But If ho comes after me?" she
asked, still half afraid.
Lindsay hail laughed nt that, and
his contempt for Markham seemed to
find an answer In the girl's soul She
told him many little detnihi of tho
man; his tyrnnny, his greed. Once,
when she had not prepared n dish ex
actly to his liking he hnd sworn nt
her. Sho had nover forgotten that.
Yes, alio would go.
And Lindsay, looking baclt at his
wife In her chair, felt not the least
compunction. For ho was going to
end hor complnlnts effectively and for
Mnrkhnm wbh not to be homo that
night. So much he had discovered,
and ho had Bent ,ucllle n message by
a trusted confident. Now he strodo
out into tho dnrk eagerly, his mind
tonso upon his mission, every nerve
tingling with tho thought of the ec
static happiness that lay in store for
him, Onco sho was his ho would
4gunrd her as tho hpplo of his eyo.
Tiiero was nono like hor; ho hnd
known no woman llko her In nil his
oxporlence. Ab for his future plnns,
ho cared nothing. Ho had arranged
for whnt monoy would bo necessary;
for tho rest fato must decldo.
And sho wns waiting for him. As
ho approached tho unlit houso whore
tho man ho hated lived ho saw her, a
sinuous shndow In tho doorway He
crouched among tho gardbu shrub's as
ho heard footstopB approaching. At
first ho feared that It was his enemy,
but it wns only somo belated wayfar
er, walking up tho long ascent from
tho station. Presently all was silent
and ho emerged from his place of con
cealment. Sho Baw him and turned to
"Luclllo!" ho whispered.
Sho was hb self-possessed, her polso
was n firm na though sho wero going
upon tho most ordlnnry mission. Sho
handed him tho suitcase a dainty
French nffatr, bulging with tho fow
articles thnt sho had managed to pack
Into It. Thero wtib no tlmo for rap
ture Together thoy started down tho
garden path. Suddonly sho stopped.
"I havo forgotlon It!" oho ox
"My mother's phntogrnph. It is up
ntalrs, In my room. I must got it )
ennnot go without It!"
Ho could not refuso tho simple wish
which revealed such qualities of heart
Ho waited for what seomod an eter
nity. Presently sho wns back again,
and still nobody stirred but thoy two,
In tho gnrden, undor tho whispering
trees. And bo he led her away
Tho suitcase was weighty, hut ho
walked nB though ho trod on nlr, and
Luclllo strodo nt IiIb sldo. Sometimes,
when a cloud veiled tho face of tho
moon Llndsny looked up, hardly dar
ing to bollevo thnt sho was really liln
at last forever, ho hoped. His hear!
throbbed madly and tho two miles
seemed but a fow short city blockn.
At last thoy stood outsldo his houaa
again, nnd, looking through tho win
dow. Llndsny perceived that his wife
still occupied tho samo chnlr and hold
tho snmo book. All the emotions thnt
hnd possessed him hnd been entirely
unknown, to hor; sho read as tran
qullly nB though nothing wero nt
Then n sonso of unutterable lovo foi
this quiet woman in the chair welled
up In LlndBny's henrt. Ho turned to
tho girl nnd spoko nlnibat curtly
"I nro going In to toll her," he said.
"To tell your wiro?"
"Yes everything. But wnlt for ma
I shall not abandon you. Havo no
fear. It will bo but a moment."
Tho waiting girl saw Lindsay disap
pear within tho houso; sho saw him
bend over his wlfo, saw her start up
incredulously nnd look at him wltfc
eyen thnt senrched his soul. Thon
she wn running out of tho house,
with Llndsny nt hor side.
"'You! Luclllo!" sho cried.
"And you havo como to stay? You
will not leavo ua?" Sho turned to hoi
lniBband. "O, my dear," sho crlod, "to
think thnt wo should own iho only
French cook In Staploton. And it's
truo!" Sho Bolzod tho girl's lrandB nnd
almost pulled hor through tho door.
(Copyright, 1013. by W. Q. Chapman.)
HIS FAVORITE CARD TRICK
It'a a Pathetic Sight When He Exhib
its to a Bunch of
Ib there anything In the world -so pa
thetic an tho spcctaclo of a young mnn
showing his favorite trick with cards
to a bunch of girls? Tho slaughtei
goeB something llko this, Let ub sup
poso thnt tho man apoaks first:
"I used to know a clover trick with
cards. If you like, I'll try to show it
to you while wo'ro waiting. MIsb Mup
garot, will you ploaso choose a card
from UiIb pack?"
"I did to choose? Which card do 1
"Any ono you llko."
"But how can I toll, whon you show
mo ony tho bncka ot tho cards and
tho oackB nro all exactly alike?"
"That'B It. You Just choose ono at
"Oh, that's tho way? But Is that
fair? Well, I'll chooso. I'vo got the
Juck of heartH."
"Oh, no! You mustn't toll mo tho
card you pick. That'n what I'm sup
posed to tell you, you know. Put It
back Into tho deck and choose an
other." "Why can't I keep this ouo? I can
remember It better."
"Yes, but then there wouldn't ba
nny trick. You boo, you aro to tako u
card that I don't boo, and then I'm to
find out tho ono you looked at."
"Oh! You couldn't do tliat! Well,
I pick this ono."
"Very well. Now look at It and put
it back Into tho pack."
"What part of the pack shall 1
put it in?"
"But how enn you tell what curd It
Ib If you don't know where I put it?
Well, thero It goes."
"Now tako tho deck and shufllo It
Now givo it to mo Presto there! la
this tho card you chose?"
"Oh, dear I don't know. I forgot
to look and seo which one I took. Does
that make any difference? I should
think tho trick would bH hotter If I
didn't know. Oh, look! Horo'H Tlelen,
and now thero aro enough to play
bridge. Helen, you should havo been
hero sooner. Mr, Smith has been
showing us tho most wondorful tricks
with cards!" Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Had Some Choice.
"I thought," ho remarked, "you said;
you could dio dancing."
"So I did," enme tho reply, "but I
didn't sny I wanted to bo trumped tcJ
death, did I." Londoh Tit-Blt3.
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