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Jut (i hills Mi f ft-athrr
Aiul llfo ntul jtnnp nil held tor. tbrr
H heirt .tlitnm tuo xinnll to bint.
Ami n.lnwh ln-s .iikI H..nklliiK foot.
Wl.i re In it boil) .11 unali us this.
Hoi In- store tl.o .iJ.lon of Joy it ml
or iir,' in a utmmt ecstasy.
Which his 1 1 1 1 1 o tlinut pour's out to me?
N'n shadow or fear Ills heart cnn kn.iw,
Dl that perfect iniixlf fiuilil not How
So sweet, so clear, so rMiltiMKly.
As llht as the wind, uiul u wild ami
Hi' Is surely the heart of the summer
Life Ju uml song In n hit of fi-nther.
- Ninette M Luwiiti-r.
Copyright. 189?, h The Shottstorj
There Is a little taxidermist's shop
on Fourth avenue which Is a curious
place. It Is very dusty anil very full
of strange fowl, tucked In, one behind
the other, on shelves that cover all
of one side of the room, and on the
other a widened little old man sits all
day long beside n pile of most evil
binelllng skins and dispenses words
of wisdom to whoever cares to listen.
One day when Marriott ran Into the
shop before dinner he found the old
man In ecstacles over n new blrdskln
that has Just been brought in. It was
large and dirty and exceedingly ugly
and it had a particularly evil Etuell;
but it was rare, and Marriott looked
It over respectfully.
"Where did you say this bird cumo
from?" ho asked.
The old man stopped washing tho
bird's legs and began to recount its
history. The skin had been brought
to him by a sea-captain, ho said Cap
tain Tourjee, of the Mary Ann Sailers
from South America. Yes. ho wes
sure he was still in town; would Mr.
Marriott like his uddress? Mr. Mar
riott, It appeared, would like it very
much Indeed. He took It down .cure
fully, wrapped the lump of dirt In his
hnndkerchlef and walked swiftly away
down the street, leaving tho little tax
idermist staring after him with won
Reginald Ernest Marriott, not long
since graduated as a mining engineer
from the College of Applied Science,
had his own way to make. In the
world and nothing to make it with
but brains. It Is i. t that he camo
of nn ancient family, whose name had
survived its prosperity, and that tills
connection let him Into as much New
York society us was good for him;
but nobody felt called upon to assist
him In any more practical way than
by Inviting him to dinner, and this,
as It happened, was a very serious
matter, for there was a woman in
the case. II was Edith Whyunl. the
only daughter of Mr. G. C. Whyard,
who lived on Madison avenue and had
an office on Broadway and was report
ed to be a multi-millionaire. Though
no one seemed to know exactly tho
source of his Income, his stylo of liv
ing bore out the assertion, and on
.the strength of It Mrs. Whyard was
making an attack upon the portals of
Foclety. Naturally, when It becamo
npparent to her mntornnl eyo that
her daughter wus allowing her uffec
tlons to drift In thut unprofitable- di
rection, sho looked with extreme dis
approbation upon young Marriott, and
her husband had for him tho pro
found contempt of tho practical man
for tho man of schools nnd theories.
Matters were In this stnto whea
tho young man paid his visit to tho
taxidermist's shop and saw tho bird
with tho muddy feet. That night ho
worked hard In the small laboratory
he had fitted up In his room, wrote n
letter to Kdlth. packed his possessions
- and paid his bills, and tho next morn
ing at daybreak ho sailed out of New
York harbor In a south-bound steam
er, with hope In his heart, a wisp of
blonde hnlr In his watch-case and a
lump of black mud In his coat pocket.
It was a year after this and tho
grass wns green again on Madison
square before- news was heard of him.
'' !Jj y
"Where did you say this bird came
Vp Then, one April morning, he present-
-d himself at Mr. Whyard's office on
Marriott osked after Mrs. Whyard.
"And Miss Kdlth?" ho said eagorly.
"You remember, Mr. Whyard, that I
-u ilavo her, that I hopo to marry her
Uorae day. Last year I was poor, but
of a Bird.
Pub. Co. (All ilshts re.eieil.)
now I can support her as you would
desire. I have property worth eight
hundred thousand dollars," he added,
modestly, "and I have n practical cer
tainty of more than ten times as
Whyard wheeled his swivel chair
and looked the young man In the faco
with very evident amazement.
"Ten times eight hundred thousand
dollars!" ho cried, Incredulously.
"What Is this property of yours?"
"Platinum," s?.ld Marriott. "You
see, sir," he went on quietly, "I ran
across a sample of dust from South
America last winter; nobody else
knew about It, so I went down at
once and discovered the place. 1 only
brought up a few thousand dollars'
worth, but I have half a ton In dust
nnd nuggets all ready down there, and
the rivers are full of It. Hut what's
the matter, sir?"
Whyard had turned pale, and sank
back In his chair. He roused him
self, however, nnd questioned the
young mnn quietly enough. "In what
part of South America is that?" sain
"Southern Patagonia, not far from
Mngellnn Strnlts and near the coast.
Wheeled In his swivel chair and look
ed the young man In the face.
But will It be all right about Edith,
"Well, I guess I might as well givo
In, Mr. Marriott," he said. "As you
sny, things have changed. Call on
Kdlth If you like. As soon as you
show your mlno is as rich as you say
It Is, sho can do as she likes about
marrying you, but not before."
He held out his hand anil Marriott
grasped It gratefully.
The throe weeks he was obliged to
spend turning his pounds of platinum
Into ready money and negotiating for
n coasting steamer for tho return to
his treusuro passed like n pleasant
drenm. He spent part of every day
with tho Whyards, and although ho
saw no more of tho father, who, ho
wus told, had been suddenly called
away from town, he always saw Kdlth,
und he was more than content. When,
after the tltreo weeks wcro over, ho
sailed away ugaln In tho tramp steam
er Montevideo, which ho had char
tered and manned especially for tho
voynge, ho was already counting tho
days before he could return for her.
Ho carried a picked crew of twenty
men, and In vlow of tho wild region to
which they wore bound nnd tho valu
able return cargo, shipped a few Win
chester rllleB and plenty of ammuni
tion. As the Inner bay camo In sight
thero was a cry of surprlso, for there,
anchored close Inshore, lay a small,
gray-painted steamer. Marriott exam
ined her carefully through a power
ful binocular. Her decks seemed de
serted, but natives could bo seen
swarming nround tho vessel, canvas
tents pitched on the beach and men
moving about among tho rocky hil
locks where tho platinum was con
cealed. If not already discovered, it
was In great danger.
Marriott stood on tho bridge, anx
ious but determined. Thero was evi
dently a good deal of hurry and bustlo
on shore, but tho stranger's deck re
mained empty and tho Montevideo's
salute remained unanswered. Appar
ently sho hnd been left nt anchor and
her crew disembarked for work on
shore. Marriott thought ho had best
Inquire first on board for somo one in
authority, and ho had a boat lowered
and manned. As It approached tho
Strange steamer a faco appearod at a
forward port hole.
"Throw us a line!" cried Marriott,
and a rope was presontly thrown from
the deck, by menns of which tho young
man scrambled aboard, leaving tho
sailors in the boat with ready rifles.
There was no one visible but the man
who hud thrown the line, and to nn
inquiry for the captnln he replied by 1
Jirklng his thumb toward the after
dick-house. Marriott knocked on tho
closed tlcor, nnd then pushed It open.
Two men were eated at the cntilu
tuble. One was evidently the cap
tain; the other was Mr (.5 C. Wh ,
nrd of New York!
"What does this mean, young man,
boarding a peaceable ship In an armed
boat? It's an net of plrac I" roared
Then Whyard stopped Mm. "This
gentleman's nil right, captain. If you
don't mind I'd like to talk with him a
few minutes." And tho shipmaster
"Well, my boy," he resumed at
length. In as parentnl a manner as ho
c ulil command, "I didn't look for ou
quite so soon. Perhaps 1 ought to
hnve told on nt once In New York
that I am the American representa
tive of a combination that practical'
control's the world's supply of plati
num. The tons of It you talked or put
ting on the market would ruin tha
price, you see."
"Thanks for the hint." replied Mnn
rlott. dryly. "It really hadn't occurred
to me. I think you need not fear
that our own stock will depreciate
that Is, not very much. But I shnll
have to trouble you to see that your
men do not load my property Into tho
When Morrlott wns married to
Kdlth, some three months later, ho
was president of the Magellan Platlt
mini Mining company, and tho bride,
as her father beamed upon them, won;
dered thnt his dislike for tho groom,
hnd been so quickly overcome, but
she will never know anything of thd
little drama, so Intimately concerning
her, played In thnt lonely Patagoniau
Dissatisfied With the Times.
They were talking about the feel
ing of unrest and dissatisfaction that
pervades certain sections of the count
try up nt the Yale commencement.
Frank F. Dole, who is famed as the
owner of the Kdgewood Kennel of
bull terrier dogs, listened attentively
and suddenly broke up the whole con
ference with his remurk:
"Krnest Seton-Thompson, or Thomp-
son-Seton or whutever his name hap
pens to be this month, wns up look
ing over my kennels the other day.
Yon know ho Is strong on this now
fnd of nnlnre study, and he wns re
marking on this snme spirit of unrest
In the nuimnl kingdom. Says dogs nro
Just ns dlssntlsfled as men nnd
skunks. Claimed he could understand
their complnlnts nnd while chatting
cnielessly flung a bit of dog biscuit nt
Kdgewood Monarch. The dog snap
ped It up, spat it out, and then
"There!" exclaimed Seton-Thompson,
or whoever ho may be, 'what did
I tell you? Tliat dog said plainly,
'"Tnln't half so good biscuit ns my
mother used to give me.'"" New
The Train Waited.
"I was traveling up In Canada, Just
over the border of New York State,
this last summer," said tho broker,
"when, just ns the train was about
ready to pull out of tho station, a
negro ran up excitedly.
" 'Hey, .there!' lie shouted to tho
conductor, who wns singing out 'All
aboard,' 'Mr. Martin says would you
hold tho train till ho kin change his
clothes, nnd he'll be along in a few
" 'For sure.' snld the conductor, In
a mntter-of-fact way. And wo waited
for live minutes before Mr. Martin
turned up In his Sunday raiment."
Hour of inlilulKht,
Klret mnn nil ten.
Names it rnlso.
Then makes Roml
Hi-eoml trull us
Ace iltiiws throo
I'arilK to pair,
Keeoml hohlx up
funic Iic'h ilmlt
Waltp until his
Pulse Is felt,
Man who drew two
CanlB tn three
Makes the hot with
Hot Is niisoil
Keen then raised
Hunin ns hefore.
First man drops,
Heroml hand Just
; Calls uml stops.
Put hit ml? Cnesnr!
What a bluff!
Pair of queens to
Win tho stuff.
Hakes In tho pile
Sevens uy wcro
Worth his while.
First man silent
Not n frown
Threu Kiit deuces
Me threw down.
New York Tlmns.
Height of Comradeship.
It Is part of my business to keep
apace with current slang," said Oscar
Hammerstein, "and 1 don't think much
that Is new gets by me. The other
day I was In a rural part of Connecti
cut looking nfter somo property. Tho
farmer's daughter said her mother
wns In tho parlor talking to Mrs.
'"Whntever you hnvo to sny to ma,'
explained tho girl, 'you might as well
tell before her. Thcy'ro never apart
all day long, them two.'
" 'What,' I exclaimed, 'arc they so
thick as all that?'
"Thick!" repeated the girl; 'why,
thoy'ro so thick they both eat out of
one egg.' "New York Times.
Dark was tho night my soul knew tl
A shackled thlntr, Imprisoned and
A toncui-less bell that nmdo not nny
A heart nil bare of love's Illumine flame.
And then your klinlllnt; kiss! thut swift
My life us very fuel for Its own,
My llttlo iIiij'h but us tho fitKots .itrown
To feed tha tires Barred to love's niimii,
And now tho daikllnj,' ember and tha
Of that great hour nro left to mo alone;
Upon my life tho vilmlrops dash,
Uy tho chill breuth of wanlnu autumn
Yft, heart nf me! tho shining nnd tho
Of thin first kiss are with mo still to-
Jcssio Storm Ferris In (Jtcrary World
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End of the Week,
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Atl the ii i 1 In" ruin. .It's tin tin'
t ir fs h.iMn' run
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Mtit tii- w..fk-4 W(Iit aln t uulti- llnl-ihi'il
u-itr liiiiu'ii.iw uitiiio iii- flui K.
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II t.ikri .i iiui'tor h.itiil
Atf ..u mi nk-i, hi f. ik it If you
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lin Io.iiih-,1 ihf look
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Odd Way to Lift a Glass.
You can MirpriM people very much
by laying our hand, with apparent
carelessness, on a tumbler or wine
glass neatly full nf water and then
lifting the glass, water and all. by
raising our baud, with the lingers
outstretched In order to prove that
vou do not take hold of the glass In
any way. Probably there will lie
some people whom you will not sur
prlso. These will say. "Oh. that's
easy," tr to do the trick themselves
The ecret of success Is this:
Though oitr lingers are straight when
you lift the glass, they must be bent
downward sharpy when ou place
your palm upon It. You must press
your hand down rather firmly in or
der to make an airtight Joint between
It nnd tho rim of the glass, which
should be wet to make the Joint tight
er. Now suddenly .straighten your
lingers and lift your hand. This mo
tion of the fingers causes the llesh
of the palm to move In such a wuy
as to cause a partial vacuum, n suc
tion which you can feel distinctly.
Tho space between the water and
your hnnd in madu a little larger, and
therefore tho ulr In that space Is rare
fled or made thinner and exerts less
pressure. Thetefore, the greater nlr
pressure outside, acting on the bot
tom and sides of the glass, forces It
upward ngalnst your hand strongly
enough to lift both glass and water
when you ruise your hand.
This trick requires some prnctlco
before It can be done with certnlnty
nnd had better not be attempted with
n very thin oi valuable glass or In u
plnco where spilled water will do
Above all, do not use a very thin
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Lifting a Glass of Water.
glnss, for even If it does not drop you
may break It by mere pressuro and
cut your hnnd. Besides, thin glnsses
are very npt to have little nlckn In
tho edge which will both cut you nnd
spoil tho trick by letting In nlr.
Tho glass must bo a small one, ns
It has to bo well covered by tho palm
of your hand. An egg cup or a wlno
glass with n stem Is best. If you
use u tumbler which, being small In
diameter, will probably lie not very
tall you will have to hold it in tho
other hnnd or set It on an Inverted
tumbler or a. block of wood in order
to get room to bend your fingers
Tho trick seems especially dlfllcult
because the hand Is Hat and the glass
nearly full of water, but theso aro tho
very things thnt make It possible. You
cannot lift tho glass with your fingers
bent unless, of course, you nctually
tako hold of It as It Is the straight
ening of the fingers thut causes tho
You cannot lift nn empty glnss un
less It Is a very smnll one. Tho longer
tho spaco under your hnnd is, tho
greater change In the nlr pressuro
you can make by tho motion of your
A Hen With a Collar.
Ono of our renders who lives In tho
city received a fluffy little yellow
chick for nn Kaster present. Ho kept
it about tho house for somo time, and
It grew so fnut that ono could almost
seo It get larger. At last It quite lost
all its dnlntlncBB nnd becamo a
scrawny, coarse-voiced, stubby-fenth-ercd
nuisance, but Its little owner
thought as much of it as over. It was
too big to have about tho house und
was. tnui l sent to tlu count r mil its
owner did not sfi- it tor a JOar !
Moii'lu titter tlie little fellow Mslt
i' I blx graiidpaients at tlu'lr country
idneo an 1 found Ksther. his pet. grown
to ii full Hedged lien. Stiauge to say,
while she eldeatly remembered Mm,
she was shy for Miiue time, anil It was
M'ernl days heforo the two weie on
their former friendly terms.
Now came a complication. As It
was garden time and ncMi. tender,
gieen things were sptlnglng up on
eery Mil the chickens were all shut
up In a gicat wire chicken yard Hoy
did not cato to go there every time
he wanted to see Ksther, and It would
neer do to give her liberty, for sho
Esther and Her Collar,
would be sure to destroy a lot of gar
den things. Hoy's grandfather solved (
He took an old umbrella rib. bent It
till It formed n circle, lashed the
ends firmly together, and covered the
hoop so formed with some strong mus
lin. In the center of this a holt; was
cut Just large enough to go over Ks
When leather's head wns popped
through this hole she was u very
much surprised and Indignant hen,
and sho made an awful fuss about It.
Still, she had to submit, for she could
not get out of her strange collar, so
after a time sho became resigned to
It. It kept Ksther from going nbout
picking the gnrdens. anil sho would
not scratch because she could not seo
what she wus scratching, und so her
liberty did no harm.
Royal Prince or Prlncesc.
Let nil the children sit down In n
ting for this game. One child begins
by saying to tier lighlhuud neighbor:
"(nod evening, loyal pilncess (or
prince). I, a royal princess, come
from a royal princess to say that I
have u monkey with purple eyes."
The right-hand neighbor then snys
to his right-hand neighbor: "(lood
evening, royal princess (or prlncei. I.
a royal prince, come from a toyul
princess to sny thnt 1 have u monkey
with purple eyes and three scwn-mllo
So each player must do. repenting
the c.:act words of his predecessor,
anil adding some new bit of descrip
tion of his own but saying "prin
cess" or "prince," according to wheth
er he Is talking to u boy or girl.
If anyone makes a mistake he must
be crowned with a iluucu cap and
dubbed the "One-Horned Prince, or
The boy or girl who gets through
the game without a mistake captures
This Game Is Lively.
Some years ago "duck and a rock"
was one of the popular games among
the younger hoys, but of late It seems
to have been forgotten. Any number
of boys can participate. Select a
large stone for the "rock" and each
boy must have n cobblestone or half
a brick for his "duck."
. The boy who last finds his "duel.."
or cobblestone. Is "It." A lino Is
Perhaps you have read In books of
nnturnl history about spiders which
do not mako webs, as moBt senslblo
spiders nro supposed to do, but Ho In
wait for their prey and do other un-Bplder-llke
things. Tho Bplder which
I nm going to tell about does unspldor
llko things, too, nnd I am quite euro
that you can never Induce ono to make
Of course It Is not a real spider, but
you can have even moro fun with it
thnn you could with n real one, pro
vided you could persuado It to como
out of Hh web and piny with you.
Get nn old cork of a smnll Blzo and
somo toothpicks. Stick tho toothpicks,
two li each end of tho cork, and
drawn twelve or fifteen feet nwro
from the boulder, upon which the boy
who Is it" plnces a tin can or his
He Is guardian of the rock. Tho
other Ixi) s, pitching their "ducks" nt
the one on the nick, try to knock It
off When a "duck" Is pitched tho
player must try to recover It nnd get
hack to the pitching Hue without be
ing lagged by tho guardlnn of tbo
duck" on the rock. Oenemlly tho
plnxcrx hover around waiting for n
luek pitch to knock tho "duck" ofT.
when they grab their own "ducliB"
and run to tho Hue. Tho guardian
of tho rock must replace his "duck"
before be can tug anyone. Tho hoy
who Is tngged of course titles his
place as guardian of the rock and tho
The fur or hair on the caterpillar
was given by nature us a protection
from other living crentttres, particu
larly birds, who consider most smnll
crawlers as food delicacies Intended
especially to gratify birdie's appetite.
But there nro, not many birds who
could swallow a crawler thnt yrear.s
a fur overcoat. It would stick In Ills
throat, and If he did get It down,
probably It wouldn't digest.
Most caterpillars nro brown or
green, but some nro dressed up In
the grandest kind of way In many
colors and ornamental knobs, or, to
use u big word, protuberances.
A strnnge method of protection t
that given to the caterpillar thnt nft
erward turns Into a "swallow-tull"
liulterlly. This caterpillar has nil
opening In I ho skin back of the bend
that emits a imwcrful odor, probably
not powerful enough to "knock n man
down." but certnlnly strong enough to
l.eel over a bird unless, maybe. It .
would have such a hnd cold thnt It
couldn't smell anything.
A favorite way caterpillars have to
resist an attack Is to hurl their bodlerf
I mm side to side, nnd some try to
look llerce. Certain caterpillars es
cape (he enemy by their resemblnnco
to the color or their surroundings.
One nrlety not only uses the color
cTicct. but Is uhlo to attach his bind
cud to n branch nnd stretch himself
out so that he looks llko a twig. This
fellow can stay rigid that way for u t
long lime. , .
Game of Bouquet. " '
This Is a Jolly game for n number
of children to play.
Sit down in a circle around your
leader. Let the leader give ruch ono
u flower for his name violet, dnlsy,
sweet William, hlnck-eyed Susan, etc.
Then let her tell you a story "made
up out or her own head," In which sho
brings in every ono of tho (lower
When evet a child hears his llower
name mentioned ho must get up. turn
around, and sit down.
Whom ver the leader uses the word
bouquet" all the children must Jump
up and change plnces, nt which tlmo
the leader tries to capture n seat.
Whoever gets "left" must then be
The Wonderful "Egress."
.Sometimes the great P. T. Dm mini
aihcitltu'il his circus so well thnt
more people camo to see It that Ills
fouls would bold. Then tho difficulty
was to get those who came In to
move out so that ho could get the
money others wanted to pay him.
Knowing that ho had roused the curi
osity of the public fo u high pitch ho
finally hit upon a plan to make room
for everyone. Ho ordered great signs
painted announcing "This Is tho way
to Hie Kgress!" Many following tho
directions of the signs, sntlsfled their
curiosity and so made room for oth
eis. Do you know what tho "Kgress"
then bend thorn In tho middle until
thoy crack. Do not break thorn clear
through, but on ono sldo only, so that
thoy will bend nnd form your Hpldor'H
Jointed legs uh tho picture shows.
Placo your spider on Stable top and
you will seo that ho looks qulto life
like. Now got somo water In a teaspoon
and shako a drop of water on each of
Ma log Joints. Thoy will immediately
begin to movo and your spider will
appear to havo suddenly como to life.
Of course It will, not raco madly
across tho tnblo or dnnco, but If tho
toothpicks bo of tough woods und
tho top of tho tablo Bmooth, It will
wlgglo a good deal and astonish all
your friends who boo -tho trick.
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