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l'HE RED CLOUD CIfIEF.
A. C. H03Mt-n, Pujllohor.
THE ANGRY BOY.
Up lms tsiUen his toy nml Rone horns,
And refuses to pluy nny more:
Tlie Jitck-ln-thu-tiox, and. till llttlo tin doff,
Ana the curt tl.nt rolled oicr tho lloor;
Ho Is pouting, nncl thinks ho's niigrltud,
Ilut truly, wh.it MM ,im mo,t
Is to feci 'tis himself who Is wronp,
In splto of his home-Kolnj? boast.
He hag talien his toys anil roi:o home,
And refusrH to play any more;
Tho old Noah's nrk, with Its windows cross
hftrrcd. Ho has Hung by tho rnlf-oivncd doors
Ho hai tulten tho nnlm lis out,
And piled them uloiif on tho shelf,
And martyr-UKc, thoro on his chair,
He mopes and he sulks by himself.
Ho has taken his tos and gone liomc,
And refuses to play any more:
Ills quaint wooden soldiers with swords In
And tho red uniforms that they wore,
Aro ploomlly stamllntf In Hue,
And hunhi'd Is llio rub twluli drum,
"While tlnlr Juicullo ctiptnln near by
Is valiantly (.hewing his thumb.
Ho has taken Ids toys nml potio homo,
And n fetch to play nny moro;
Veil, well, let him Ko.lt was no great stir
prise, He threatened to do It before:
Ills comrades luuph lnud bv the trees,
And it roll 1 pipes sweet from it spray,
And Wolds Millie from tho trims,
While nlxn o nrc tho blossoms of May.
KruiHtAtcdurty, In N. V. Independent
HE "model" girl
about flu stu
Into nil Its mys
ners. She studied
about, Sho did not glance tit them,
nnd say that some were "very pretty,"
ns nnothor littlo girl might have done
but paused gravely before one that
pleased her fancy, and us gravely
passed judgment upon It. Then sho
went on to another, und as deliberately
"I wish Mr. Farnham would keep his
engagements a littlo more piomptly,"
She was fond of talking to hcr.solf
when thero was no one about the
Eound of her volco made her feel less
"Though, of course," sho went on,
Tin paid by the hour, whother I do
anything- or not. Ilut somehow it
doesn't seem oxuetly right to take
money when I just wait and do noth
ing. Oh! there ho h now!"
A step hounded ill the other room,
and tho Jupnncse portiere began to
tinkle under tho bweep of un impatient
Hut the tall young man who strode
into the btudlo was not Mr. Fnrnhiim,,
but a much younger und linndsomer
person. Ho stopped In the middle of
tho room and looked steadily nt the
-"Are you all alone, littlo girl? I
thought I heard voices," lie said.
"I was only thinking aloud," sho re
plied, quickly. "Mr. Fiunham is not
in just now, but tho little colored boy
Bays he will be back directly."
John Lennox smiled. "The little
colored boy," Furnhnm's studio servant,
was fourteen years old, while ttio maid
before him seemed scarcely ton.
"May I ask your name?" said Len
nox, beating himself and studying with
amusement tho pretty, demure little
figure before him.
"It's Elizabeth French. I'm a model
"A model girl!" Lennox echoed.
"Not a model girl," Ellzaboth ox
plained, "but a model girl 1 pose, you
"Oh, I see!" said Lennox.
"You nro an artist," said Elizabeth,
"i'm a moiikl crtnu"
"and you must know very well what a
"How do ypu know I'm an artist?"
"Oh, artists jirjj "hoVllko other peo
plo," Bald Elizabeth, sagely. "Thoy'ro
"In what wuy?"
"Oh, Boraetlmnn it'B their hair and
sometimes it's the expression In tholr
eyes, aud sometimes It's tho way they
walk. My father was an artist. That's
why I know till about theirs Ho
painted very well, I think, though he
didn't sell many pictures. Ho was an
impressionist. I'eoplo don't seem to
care much ft Impressionist pictures.
Hut I mean to be an artist myself when
I grow up," sho added, modestly, "and
I think 1 shall paint like my father."
Lennox tried to keep his amusement
out of his fuco.
"I'm an Impressionist myself," ho
i said. "Hit, you said teten you grow up.
I thought you were grown up years
ago. fifty or a hundred, at leastl"
"Oh, ynu tire making fun," sho said,
laughing politely. "I'm only eleven,
you know." ,
"And how do you like posing?"
"It's pleasant enough when you only
have to sdt Mill. Hut whent' is ii
standing pose I get rather tired. I
like to pose for Mr. Farnhnm ho
always remembers when the time for
rest eoinos round."
"1 should hope so," said Lennox.
"Hut there's Miss Fleck she never
Booms to think a model niiiy get tired
like other folks. .She paints f'hrlstmns
curds aud valentines and such things In
w uter colors; and wutt'd you believe?
i.'.ie always jiitints m htiirrtii It isn't
ted, Is it?' She leaned anxiously to
"No. Indeed! Miss Fleck must be
color-blind. It's tho ptettlest golden
brown 1 ever saw."
"That's what. I always thought,"
said Elizabeth, with ngleninof triumph
in her eyes. "Then Miss l'icck always
chooses such tiresome poses! It Isn't
very easy to look as If you weie run
ning when you're just leaning forward
on one foot. Did yon ever try to stand
"I can't say that I ever did," Lennox
had to admit "I should fall Hat on my
nose, I'm sure."
"And then she always makes mo
smile so much. One day I iad to keep
on smiling when my mother was very
ill at home. At last 1 just burst out
crying. It was silly, of course, and
Miss Fleck was very angry. Did you
over have to smile when you wanted to
"Perhaps I hae, dear."
lie took Elizabeth's little hand aud
stroked It gently, being much moved by
the unconscious pathos of her revela
tions. .lust then tho llttlo colored boy stuck
his woolly head through tho portiere.
"Mr. Farnham Jesttel'phomcd dat he
can't coutu up to do stujo to-ilay, Miss
French," he announced. "Ho say he
sorry, but he can't he'p It nohow. Ho
be lieuh to-tnoh."
"Titanic you, Jeff," said Eliabelh,
with dignity. Then sho turned to her
now friend nnd gave him a grave little
bow of farewell.
"So yon and Elizabeth have become
ncijualnted?" said Farnham, a few days
later, to Lennox. "Well, she's, worth
knowing. The most original, olinrm
ing littlo old maid in all Nuw York!
She supports her mother and herself
by her posing."
"You don't say so!"
"Yes French, poor fellow, died two
years ago of pneumonia. Too' much
devotion to nrt. Used to paint stormy
autumn scenes, you know, nnd sat out
in the wind mid rain once too often.
Ho painted things full of feeling. Of
course the public didn't appreciate
them, and as he wouldn't paint pot
boilers, his family were probably no
richer then than they arc now."
"Couldn't the widow earn nny thing?"
"Mighty little. After his death she
tried literary work, I believe; but she's
un Invalid, und the strain was too much
for her. She simply had to leave off or
die, poor thing! So she folded her
hnnds, and wondered what in the world
would become of them." jf
"Then the llttlo girl took to posing?"
' "Yes. I knew sho could pose well,
young as sho was, for I had often seen
her do It for her futhcr. 'Why not let
her poso for money?' I said. 'Her fresh,
round, sweet face Is Just what nrtlstn
who paint children are looking for.' Of
course Mrs. French was horrified nt
first said tho. child was too young to
go louud town alone, and all Jhatsort
of thing. Hut thero really was no other
way to keep them from starvation, nnd
Elizabeth lias been the head of this lit
tle family of two ever since. No onu
presumes to call her Ilessle or Lizzie."
"Such a dignified, clever little crea
ture!" snid Lennox.
"And such a capital critic! I declare
that if I've painted a thing that she
doosn't quite approvo of I'm actually
afraid to send it off to an exhibition!"
John Lennox had just returned from
a long absence in Paris to pitch his tent
in New York. After some little delay in
choosing quarters ho opened a studio
in West Fifty-seventh street Eliza
beth posed for him occasionally und
they lieeanie the best of friends.
"I should like to take you with me to
Now Jersey one of those flno days,
Elizabeth," said Lennox one morning.
"I want to paint a few sunlight effects
with figures itf them. Do you think
your mother would consent, if I prom
ised to take good cara of you, and jump
after you if you foil off the ferryboat?"
"Miss Fleck lives in Hoboken, add
I've often been on tho ferry," said
Elizabeth, smiling. "There is really
no danger, you know!"
Lennox obtained Mrs. French's con
sent, nnd ho nnd Elizabeth thereafter
passed many afternoons in tho si'veet
smelllug Jorsey meadows.
Tho lubt and best study of all was of
Elizabeth, in n bright-red gown, kneel
ing in a. sea of starry-eyed daisies,
plucking them with n tender yet eager
Tho figure was almost life size.
Through tho whole picture the intense
sunlight streamed. Slight as the motive
of the picture wus, Lennox felt that it
was the best thing hn hud ever done.
Ho had worked rapidly upon It, fearing
that his inspiration or the sunlight
might fail before it was finished.
it was nearing completion one flno
afternoon, when Lennox got.up from
his stool, stretched his tired arms und
"I'm ns hungry as a boar. I con see
that you're tired, too, Miss Elizabeth.
I'll go up to Holt's farmhouse, and see
if they can let us have a quart of milk.
Do you want to go with mo?"
"I'll wait hure," said Elizaboth.
Ij'Somc one might steal your picture."
P"No fear-TTf-thut!" Bald Lennox,
In New Jersoy. Ilut I'll bo back In a
few minutes, my denr."
Off ho started, vhistllng blithely.
When ho had got tho milk, ho btopped
to chat a moment with the farmer's
"I took a peek at you t'other day,"
said Mm Holt, "aud the wuy that lit
tle midget knelt thur in hor red drets
In them posies was as party n sight nil
I ever see. Holt says he's goln' to New
York lo see that pictcr when It's hung
up. Says he'd like to buy It htssclf, of
ho lied money enough. Lai theto he U
"I thought you'd gone home." drawled
Holt, solemnly shaking h.'iid with
Lennox. "Ain't thct little gal o' yottrn
"1 left hor In the meadow. Shu was
afraid some one might steal my plo
"Land o' Uoshent" gasped Holt; "I
jest let thct Durham bull o' mine, loose
in thet medder lot! I thought you must
'a' gone home long ngo!"
"Jabcz Holt!" screamed Mrs. Holt,
rushing for the door, "if titer child In
All three ran toward tho mead
ow. Lennox's heart was beating
a wild alarm. 1'icsently they heard
loud screams. The urtlst hardly dated
to look before him. They could hear
the angry muttering of the bull.
As they ueatcd the fence of tho mead
ow lot, Mrs. Holt began laughing hys
terically. "Did you ever see unythln' so redlk
lous in all your born days?" she gulped.
"Oh, thank llenxenl" gasped Lennox.
"She's not dead."
"Dead!" erlcd Mrs. Holt. "More
ullve'n yon or me, I should say! Did
yon ever soo the like? That llttlo
cricket on this side the fence ii-liollerlu'
nnd U'hhakiu' her dross, and a-aggrn-vatlu'
(hot bull fit to kill!"
Hearing voices, Kllnheth looked
round and smiled, still fluttering her
red gown at the bull.
"I'm keeping him tiwny from your
plctuie, Mr. Lennox!" she called out.
"Ho thought the picture was a real lit
tle girl In a led di ess, I guess, und you
know cows don't like red. So he wuu
'J"lvl- H . - ii
cojtir.Nri:t)To hiiakk iv
going to smash It, but when I screamed
nt him and commenced to shako my
dress nt him he came over here."
As .lube. Holt went into the mendow
und handed Lennox his sketching trnp.s
over the fence the bull tossed the dirt
high nbove his head und eyed his mas
ter wickedly. Hut he was afraid of
Holt, who had repeatedly subdued him.
lleside.s, it was that tantalizing llttlo
girl in red lie wanted lo get at.
"So you lured him nway, eh, Eliza
beth?' said Lennox.
"Yes. After you had gone I begun
to pick daisies for mother. I was near
this fence when I heard the bull boo!
He was rushing right toward your pic
ture. So I shouted aud climbed over
tho fence. He turned round nnd start
ed right for me, but I wasn't afraid, bc
cnuse tho fence is.su high aud strong, it
seemed hs if I'd been screaming a long
time when you came. 1 feel quttu
hoarse. Mu.y I have a drink of milk,
"Well, I never!" said Mts. Holt. "Ef
sho ain't ti cute one! I guess Mr. Len
nox's forgot the milk, but you coino
right up to the house, 'Liz'beth, nnd
you shall hov all you want, und inoic,
too. You arc Mr. Lennox's daughter,
nin'tyou?" . "
"Oil denr, no; I'm only his model
girl," suld Elizabeth.
"J Un model gM."
"Thot bounds kinder conceited like,
my dear, but I guess you're 'bout right.
You air u model gal, and no mistake!"
said Mrs. Holt.
"Oh, she means that sho isn't ray
dnughtor," Lennox explained, laugh
ing. "She's one of my models. Eliza
both isn't In the leust conceited."
"Woll, bhe might bo, und no harm
done," suid Mrs. Holt. "She's got moro
grit and sound sense 'u most grown
Lennox's picture roeclved many
good words from the critics. Jnboa
Holt went to New York ono day, on
purposu "to see it when 'twas hung
up." Ho came back to his wife with n
glowing account of what he had seen
and heard in tills bis first picture gul
"Thot plcter o' hlsn looks kinder
plastered on, when you see it by tho
other one,," he suld; "but you jest git
off a llttlo ways to look at it, nud my I
it jest sticks right out o' the, frame.
When I fust come inter tho room whero
'twas, I thought I was n-stnudin' in my
own medder lot, nnd thet little model
gal wan a-smilln' at me."
"Did you soe Mr, Lennox, Jaboz?"
"Yes. I seo him in tho gal'ry. and ho
looked joyful, I kin toll you. Says ho's
hed un offer of fifteen hundred for it
Yes, sir fifteen hyulrcd dpllars! He's
goln' to givo thot llttlo model gal a
hundred of It, noways."
"Weir, net! orfgitrV' saM 'Mrs.-Holt
Why, ihel coU'rlly Bnveitt thet plcter
from total destruction!" Anthony E.
Anderson, in Youth's Companion.
They All Knew Hor.
"Now," bald tho clairvoyant to hor
I group of visitors, "I will describe a
liurou Known and jovou Dy every nouy
In thIA rornitr The person has-the clmr-, ..
l. ,. - ... . . . rr .
iiurcnsucoi always tmtng- in n
...s... t t t
ana ahvayRuclng (lolavcd
two blocks for a waiting strcot car and
then htop to wait for the next one, flon
orally stands on tho wrong side of tho
crossing nnd Is invnrinbly unable to
find change. Docs anyone recognize
thlfi pcrbon?" And every man in the
room got up nnd shouted: "It'h my
Fna i t77i "W
r- rv i it
' iosj i ly i sgz w.
' "datMinq in the surf.
V't 1 Not Without lis UitiiRrrs hint I'ool
liurd Mm Ttko HiikIi ItUlM.
The swimmer who once Isvomes In
itiated In all the briny degrees of nurf
bathing Invariably loses in, apprecia
tion of Stillwater. There Is a iipice of
danger In th surf which niak il
doubly attractive. There Is something
for htm to battle with. Tilings nro not
all his own way, and he encounters
breakers so full of force as to bowl him
over as easily ns though he were a
wooden nluepln. Hut really, with all
this, the dangers of the surf to n swliu
tner who knows soinethlnvf of the water
are not great, unlcsi, pjrhaps, thero
are certain tides aud currents which
lire so subtle, yet ho powerful, us, to
make prey of even bout which venture
on tho surface. Hut It is from the care
lessnessor foolhardiness of thcHwimmcr
that drowning accidents are so fre
quent. For some years p.ist a iiinall
ncwsp.ipcr published on the Jersey coast
hasanuoitucvd with commendable regu
larity tin nrrlv.il of tho "dtuuphool
swlni'ner" to wit, the mutt who goes
iiIkiuI n half-iullu from shore.
The man wlio comes to tho seashore
to swim had bolter Iw very sure of his
strength before ho attempts any lengthy
evcurslotis luyond the blgitwoll near
tho shore. Ho can get all th'e excite
ment he wants, und more, too, perhaps,
within n veryshort distance from shore,
nnd no one will consider him cowardly
if he "ltupi close" and rides the breakers
Instead of going outside to exhibit his
loubtCul aquatic accomplishments.
It Is a nuloriouiiinct that It Is always
tho b.'st nnd strongest swimmers who
come to griof at the seashore and pay
with their lives tho penalty of knowing
too much. Tho reason for thin Is be
cause u man who has confidence
In his own ability to keep ulloat will
take longer chunees than tito man wlto
can swim a little. To become exhausted
In the surf means to go under, to get
Into the inuw of u marine pugilist who
lights with u hundred hands and who
deals tippsr cut, jab and swings with
out a rest If there Is anyone about
who Is uble to help tho vanquished
Bwliiitucr Is pulled out as limp ns a bit
of sen moss, and It Is a tussas to wnethcr
or not ho will ever get his breath bade.
Perhaps tho most ordinary danger of
tho sonshoro if danger can be called
ordinary Is what aro known as the
three waves. Tho breakers as a rule
come in u series of three. Sometimes
the three are small und sometimes are
vory heavy, but ns a rule tho sequences
run about tho same slc. Imagine, a
bather inside the, surf lino with the
surf breaking over u bar about fifty or
onu hundred feet from shore. Those
big green waves that rise higher and
higher as they come toward him do not
seem very formidable. Tho first ono
rears its head bcfnro it reaches him
with nn angry Hwlsh; a curl of foam
like a feather edge crops out along tho
top and lllls thu air with spray. Then
tho w.ivo takes a most decided shore
ward curl, thu lino of foam become
deeper, thero is n crash as It drops to a
level aud thu bather finds himself
thrown down in a caldron of nsothing
surf. May ho Is In three foot of water
un tho level. After thu wave has passed,
ho struggles to Ills feet choking, gasp
ing and half blind wtth tho salt water.
He doesn't really know what has hap
pened, but ho has n dim Idea that
something has hit him. Iloforo ho has
time to collect his senses the second
of the scries is upon him, and he goes
down again, no Is dazed and confused,
und he llounderu around hopeless. Thu
third wave Is always tho finishing
stroke, and gives the life-saver, if there
Is one, a chance, to do some Work.
Guided by att outstrotched arm thrust
above tho water involuntarily, or by a
bobbing head with which tho surf is
playing foot ball, ho drags tho unso
phisticated one out on the sand, That
is the most common danger of tho surf.
Ton surf-swimmer it represents no
danger nt all. Notice tho difference
between tho two. Tho experienced
urfman knows to a dot tho strength of
each wave, when It will break and
whether or not an undertow will bo tho
result In describing how to bathe In
tho surf I am going to glvo the lan
guage of perhaps ono of the best swim
mers and surfmen on tho New Jersey
const Ho is Mr. T. N. Llllngoro and
ho has not yot lost tho air and bearing
of a graduated collegian. He is big,
brown and strong, with a docldcd per
sonality, and gives ono tho 'Impression
that ho could kick a goal without much
troublo and would bo a hard man to
meet if ho lined up on tho opposing
team. Ho has bcon spending his sum-
ers on tho coast ever since ho can re
nomber und can talk more learnedly
about tho surf than nil of thn life-savers
from llarnegat to Sandy Hook,
"A good surfman," ho said, "If he is
on a strange shore whero thero aro llu
blo to be any currents, will study them
before ho enters the water, but, as a
rule, dangerous currents aro taw. If
he knows the coast ho will wait until a
wave is about to bjenk, then mako n
dive through It; not too deep n dive,
though, for sand will scrapo Hko a file.
If the Bttrf Is heavy ,und rapid, as soon
us his head is out of the water ho will
look for and expect tho next one. If it
break before It reaches him ho will divo
under tho whirling stretch of foam and
savo a lot of his strength. r If not ho
wut ottner rmo over It or dlvo through
lit Hut ho never becomes careless. He
looks upop tho surf as an enemy if lo is
not careful, and an n means of giving
hlmpleasure if Jip handles klmsslf as
ho ought Tho mosJt dangerous" bath
ing Is whore truM Js a sea-push, or, as
tho Bailors call It, a sea-puss. It is a
current which runs from tho Bhore
along a channel botweon two sand bars.
Tho waves breaking over tho bars meet
on shoro nnd run out together in tho
deep channel. Thero Is no chiinco for
Mie ignorant Hwlinnicr-who is cnugbt In
Boa-.pusli. The uxocrlcnced ano.w 11
., ..uwiuiiK iiiaiiMniiii iii,, tiuill i;
gets a eii.inco to cross It
"Tho danger of tho undertow Is not
great except in rare places. Hut In tho
cases of women and children tho under
tow might bo considered as rather tt
bad thing in this way: If a strong sea
breaking woll on shore by Its force
knocks n woman or child down, In re
ceding it will Invariably .Irag them out
n short distance with It. Hut the force
and power of the undertow have been
very much overestimated, und thero Is
really not much danger In It When
fatal ii'eldenls occur I find they are
generally causal b- exhaustion or care
lessness. The surf-bather should not
take long swims outside, lie can have
nil the excitement ho wants by sticking
closely to the surf. Let him find n
sand-bar allow tide, where tho Httrf
breaks two hundred or three hundred
feet from shore, und with u little prac
tice he can leant to vide on a breaker
for any distance up to three hundred
feet lit water that If he were standing
up would scire ly reu h to his waist"
GREAT POICtH PLAYING.
(lames Ainonu I'nrlilo slopn .MIIIIimalrcD
- Itiilttoii'it 1'iilr or Tons.
A recently reported poker scandal, In
volving members of S.in Francisco's
swell P.iellle t'nlun club, recalls an In
cident of the uotirloits Sarnlt Althea
Hill-Sh iron divorce trial.
Tho late Judge Terry, who was killed
by Justice Field's body git ird, Nngle,
was Miss Hill's iittormv In that ease,
und (luring thn trial endeavored to havo
produced In court, in evidence st Sena
totryhaisjuV inilut-nancu of tho plain
tfir, tin million lire's cheek stub. The
oJl'drt failed, ehlmty bocause of tho
showing undo by thu defendant that
tho checks would throw very llttlo
light on the subject This was after
wardexpliilnel by (len. II irnes, Shar
on's attorney, lie mild that nine-tenths
of the private checks drawn by Sharon
were payable ti the order of "Cash."
nnd that neither checks nor stubs Indi
cated tho age. sex, or social condition
of "Cash." Senator Shnr.m'ji privatu
cheeks, Ills attorney said, though great
In numbur and amounts, were
nearly all In sqtlcuicnt of poker ac
counts. Not that Sharon lost at tlui
great American game, llu won.
Ills total wtuul'igsiii the Pacific club
game were said to li.ivebjon m ire than
a million dollars. Tlmrit was u regular
clearing house proceeding after each
game, each player settling wllh tho
others by checks, and so It might hap
pou th.,1 Sharon would idr.iw half a
dozen checks after a game In which ho
won. Ho played n great gamu of poker
great In kind and size but his great
wealth gave him no ndvnnt'igc, for his
usual antagonists were, inultl-mlllton-ulres
Hanker Halston, Senator Jones
and Stewart, of Nevada, Flood of thu
lUuiauza tlrm, aud that set
In the story of the recent Paelfla
Union scandal, it was recalled that
Halston won over $JO0,Ol)O one night on
a palr'of tens. Tho oxact story of that
game was told by (leu. Ilarnes after tho
incident referred to In tho Hill Sharon
trial. Tliey wordplay Ing jack potii and
Sharon opened. Halston and two or
three others stayed. There was soino
li(ht chipping of one or two hundred
several times around, wliun Halston
strengthened his piny nnd begun rais
ing by thousands. Sharon and Halston
soon hud thu play to them selves, and it
was not long b'jfore there was close to
$150,01)0 In thu pot Thou Sharon met
a raise with a $.10,00 counter. Halston
studied only a moment aud then camo
hack with u 00,0l)0 raise. Sharon did
not take long to decide his play. "I
quit, Hill," ho said, aud shuttled his
build in the deck.
Halston was so delighted over having
nuido his bold-playing bank partner lay
down that he spread his hand, disclos
ing a pair of tuns.
Shnron never told what ho hold in
that hand until Halston'a death. It
was a pair of Jacks. N. Y. Sun.
t. Imbedded In Hoove,
Thoro Is a fruit-grower In Ivontucky
who evidently thinks a great deal while
sitting under the shade of his own vino
nnd llg tree. He noticed Hint In three
out of every five years his liest apples
and peaches were killed by March frost,
and he set himself tho problem of find
ing Bomo means of so prolonging
the winter in his latitude that the trees
would not wake from their hibernal
sleep until spring was far advanced.
Aftcrtryhig. various experiments ho
hit ' o'nHhb Idea of digging a circular
trench around tho roots of each tree,
filling It with pounded snow and Ice and
then covering up with a thick stratum
of clay. "Tho plan was perfectly suc
cessful. Tho Ice molted, but so slowly
tliyuji)4denc:b'kdptf back tho rlowor.s
frojthroo'to-'iour weeks. In other
wordi trees which, used to bud In tho
in)d4k) "I Morjh can thus bo made to
pratqiig their winter sleep until the
beginning of April, when tho daiigur
froM night fttsts,,W generally past"
Philadelphia Lcdgci'. ,
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' Tho lUt lit tlin llouiKi.
Man has no moro eonstantcompanion
than tho rat .The llttlo animal Is by
no moans a desirable companion, for ho
is not honest, he is destructive and not
altogether cleanly, even when In robust
healtlu OVtoco It, if. Known that he is
probably a dlsjcuso-bropdcr, or at least
tho transmHterbf disease, how "much
moro will his presence ha deplored and
dreaded. In tho houso thu rat has tho
man at i disadvantage that is direct
When ho gains access to the pantry and
nibbles the choose, tho cake, tho roast or
tho plo, muy he. not, if. a tuberculosis
victim, leave enough poison behind to
inoculnto-with the disease, all who eat
of wha.t ho has polluted? A single
breath from his post-lodon lungs will
breed In the sleeping babu a malady
that all tho selentistrt In tho world can
nqtjuirc. Ipsytyu'rj'n'o diseased rat
has ,iit his' mercy the mnstor of the
house, his wife and his children. Chi
' Vary Humble,
Mot Peppbrr-What,da,vyu. mean,
Hir-rjr-vby tupplngno on, tho khouulcr
in-thatiamiliar roan nor? ,
Ity'JfceU-H 'Hog- TJardon,-ma'mn, -but
Dlcosneo IT nw 10ff "uVo Is Htickimr on
iicoso k0 lvjHy" I0ftroy
tltf) polut'o'f.qnctjjf tynCrlbsoi your um
brella. I am Borry to say you gouged
It out just now, unintentionally, of
course. National Tribune.
A man's friends never find out just
how blgafool ho can bo until ho guts
up to lite neck la politics. Ham's Horn.
IWUV u. , , i jik1.
linked Mackerel. Wash thorough
ly with water to which a Utile vinegar
has Ix'cu lidded. Soak over night In
clear water. In tho morning wlpj dry,
put In a baking pan, dredge well In
Hour, place bib of butter over und add
one cupful of water. Ilako In a quick
oven from twenty minutes to one-half
hour, according lo tho size of tho,11sh.jf
Servo with dark gravy. Toledo Ultulc.
Cooking Cubhago. Slice a small
head of cabbage or chop quite line. Put
n generous tublespootiful of butter In it
spldur aud heat quite. hot.Jlhoti stir In
thocabb.igo and pour im half hloioup
of boiling water, Cover close; sot It on
top of the stove and cook slowly until
tender. Add thu yolks of two eggs
well beaten, ono cup of sweet itilllc niltl
half n cup of vinegar. Servo hot
Oyster Soup. -Strain tho liquor from
a quart of oysters and add ono cup of
Wutcr, und let the two beeiVuie scalding
hot, using a double boiler. Then add
n quart of milk, and when this bolls
udd two tablespoonf nls of butter rubbed
Into ono tablespoon ful of flour. Add
lastly tho oysters, and let them cook
threo minutes. Season to taste with a
llttlo salt and white pepper, und survo
very hot Harper's llanr.
Cheese Fagots. Mix well together
four ounces Hour, two ounces butto);,
four ounces grated olibeiV, i( rlttr
cayenne popjwr, sohio wile'iimFone egg;
roll out cry thin, cut into little strips
un Inch and n half long, put about u
doen In a bundlu und twist ono around
them, finish as If tied In a knot; bnku in
a hot oven to a golden browii. Dish
them In a heap un a napkin and servo
wllha salad. -Housekeeper.
Sponge Pudding. Two oilps of
Hour; onu tableqioonful o$ molted but
ter; onu cup of powdered AUgar; six
eggs, whites only, whipped stifc; two
cups oi miiK; onu tcaspoonruPm rose
water or other preferred colorless ex
tract; two teaspoonfuls baking powder.
Hub butter anil sugar to a cream, stir
In gradually thu milk, then the frothed
whites, lastly, and very lightly, tho
Hour which has been sifted twice with
the baking powder. Hake in cups or a
mold and cat with liquid sauce De
troit Free Press.
Chicken Croiuc, Parboil a couplo
of young chickens, out- them In pieces
and throw Into warm water for half un
hour; then do them over tho flrodn'n
Utile fresh butter, with sail, parsloy,
pepper, etc, Bprlukle with flour and
dilute with a glass of 'boiling wator;
cover tho stewpan close nnd let it stand
on hot ashes until the water has soaked
Into thu chicken, then add half a pint
of cream and a little butter. The yolks
of threo eggs may boptttln also; but, in
that case a small quantity of vorjulco
should be put In before tho cream.
Pretty Boats for bedrooms or tho
small silting room of tho houso'aro tho
short wooden benches sold In the homo
fiimlKhlngjBhops.vyTkuso jiro painted in
white or ddlcnti shade of cnftuiol paint
und cushioned. An efctroraolyprotty
one Is of white onnmol, with light En
glish vlolots painted on the legs und
along the side pieces., Tho cushion da
covered with a whlto silk, dotted with
bunches of heliotrope vlolots. Tho
cushion Is merely laid on thu lienehand
hold In placo by a broad band ofhllo
trope ribbon, passed around undor-tho
bench nt either end, and tied on top In
a handsome Hat bow. Some strips of
an old quilt, washed and cut Into tho
requisite length and width, r make tin
excellent filling for the cushion; a mus
lin cover is fitted over it lofotv tho silk
ono Is slipped on. N. Y. Timck
JOANNE KOERTEN'S WORK,
Al.lttle Dutch llirl nnd ller lif4llr,Woi
tlerfnl NrloW. 4 s, ,
Moro than two hundred years ago a
llttlo girl wus born at Amsterdum in
Holland, who was named Joanne ICoer
ton. Shu was a peculiar child in that
sho cared nothing whatever to play und
sport, but found hor greatest delight in
making copies of things about her, imi
tating in wax ovary kind of fruit, und
making on silk, with colored "floss; ex
act copies of paintings, which were
Hut after she hud bcompviiryjcom
plishod in music," spinning-and embroi
dery sho abandoned all these for a still
ihoro extraordinary nrt that of cutting,
Onu Is-seized with astonishment in look
ing at her work, for all Unit the en-
jrruver accomplishes with the graver
she affected with. hor sclworti -.
Sho executed 'otrrlno
views, flowers') iwhniihaMfoirtrSts of
pco'ple of, such 'strlklli(qJMeinncj
that sho was for allmei qjlU the. Won
deiof Europe. ,W)ff N
She usod'wlto,ijpor)si,'for ljet cut
tings, placing tl(vp ovuj;i4bluuk-,ttrfu;e,
bo that the mlnuto'Vopunings "twi&i by
her solssors formed thu "light and
shade." , (
Tho czar, Peter the Great and othor.s
of high rank'puld'hof'honor.. Ono man
.high in ofllco ., vainly offered, hor 1,000
HoriuH for threo small cuttings. Thu
empress of Gonnauypaid'J'llur 4,000
llorins for a t"phy:Hhi litld.eut, bear
ing tho arms pt EmnororjJ.,copold,
crowned wllh pagleuirirtMifrounded by
a gurland of flowers. Sha'nlntf cut thu
emperor's portrait, which Cttn nw bo
seen in tho royal art gallery in Vienna.
A great many' people wen'tlosoo her
ami Hluykopta.book to swMb princes
and princesses wrote, rthob; names.
After Mm died, which "wnirtfhen sho
had lived sixty-fire years, her Husband,
Adrian lllock, erected a monument to
her memory and, had, designed upon it
tho portraits nf alllbwo titled visitors.
llorcuttlngs-wersVfcef eorrectiu. effect
and so tasteful ns togiirb hoth-dlgilty
and value to her work -and donetituta
her an artist whose exquisite shUl with
scissors has never before nor slncu been
equalled. So both her art and her raon
uTntvnfwero unlcruo and -har"kept her
'mtjmory gea,T foTTJowsjierfytwo
hnmimhiarl-Jrttor yoam Wkh-A'wake,
r HnstllnvfcrnideHi-TBy tjt'o way,
can you glvo mean intorvieivrba the
(Ion. lltgboom I know nothing about
Hustling Correspondent Well, giva
mo un Interview telling who. t you don't
know ubout It Puck,
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