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f i t y j i / 7 M / , fe v ; - . § § * > - ■ The chronic kicker and knocker la .ft public nuisance? . It does not take a cold wave long to outstay Its welcome. This Is the season when the storage egg comes out of hiding, looking < Innocent as possible. Massachusetts leads the nation—In Insanity. A record is a record, no matter how it Is attained. Speaking of Inconsistency, some men deplore the brutality of football ftnd then attend peace banquets. As the governor of North Dakota •aid to the governor of South Dakota, It’s a mighty short time between cold waves. Sometimes we get the foolish no tion that it would be easier to get along In the world If we had less phil osophy. Baby In Pittsburg, nine weeks old, was operated on for appendicitis. Borne people break Into society at an early age. Perhaps the seventeen-year locusts didn’t turn out in force because they had gotten Into conference with the groundhog. A crusade has been started in Bal timore for cleaner money, but most of us are interested in quantity rather than quality. Alfred Vanderbilt has rented a flat for $40,000 a year, but we are willing to bet that be is afraid to talk bach Ito the janitor. It does not speak well for Wilkes- barre that the man who had a fistful of money to spend had to go away from home to spend i t In spite of the weather man we re fuse to believe that winter really has come until we have read about the chump who skated on thin-Ice. * * * By TEMPLE BAILEY (Copyright, ipxi. by Awoclated Literiury Prow) Andrew Carnegie says that $10,000- ft-year men are scarce. So are the $10,- 000-a-year jobs; The Garden of the Stone Gods was Bet In the midst of a high city, but so high were the walls that surrounded (t that It was cut off from the sight of outsiders, and the noise of traffio came faintly to the ears of Rosa mond, as she Bat day after day by the fountain working fairy webs of lace on a cushion, as she had been taught in a convent far across the Beas. So many years had she dwelt in the convent that she seemed less an American girl than a foreigner, and now that Bhe was burled here in this strange old garden, she seemed to live In a dream life far removed from that of the girls, who, on the other side of the walls, went back and forth on gay modern quests of shop ping and motoring, golfing and rid ing. Once an airship had whizzed over head, and the beat of its motorB had com© down to them faintly. Rosamond’s uncle had looked up Into the skies and had said, fiercely, Can we never get away from mod ern horrors?” But Rosamond had looked up at the big airship, sailing over their heads like a huge silver dragonfly, and then down at the impassible stone gods which surrounded the fountain, and had sighed. Rosamond hated the stone gods, and she yearned inexpressibly for the life that other girls led. One day outside the walls she heard a voice singing. It wa* a man’s voice, strong and sweet, and the Bong was a love song. In her quiet garden, Rosamond had heard little of love. Her uncle had never married; he hated women. The song, as it floated out on the spring air, seemed a call to Rosa mond to come out and be free. So she left her lace pillow and ran to the end of the garden, and climbed from the stone’ bench ^to the low It may be observed of the man who fell six Inches with fatal results that lie secured one of the features of an aeroplane ride without the ride. The explanation that a man has more sugar and sweetness in his eys> tern when he Is maddest will probably strike the majority as merely fudge. Another gold field has been discov ered in Alaska. As usual It has been discovered when the weather is too cold up there for the average human being. The canals on Mars are reported to be Increasing. Perhaps the Martians have been aroused to emulate the way In which the dirt is flying on the Isthmus. An operation was performed upon a chicken to recover a $300 diamond which it had swallowed. The opera tion was a failure— from the chicken’s viewpoint. Ollogodypsla, described as a lack br thirst, is a new disease that has broken out In New York. This is a Warning to gay and festive Plttsburg- ers to keep away. A man In Massachusetts voluntarily pays taxes on property which Is leg ally nontaxable. He belongs to that rare class that the world ’ hesitates whether to tag too l or hero. Next to football what is more dan gerous than a bargain sale In poultry? Now another dash 13 to be made to the south pole. It certainly requires courage, not to say daring, to plan such a trip just about now. Physicians tell us that mince pie is a cure for insomnia, but we learned .at an early age that 1* was an effective and pleasing cure fot minger. A clergyman suggests that married men wear wedding rings that flirts may distinguish them. Some women claim to be able to spot a married man merely by looking at him. The latest thing in the line of clews Is the heel print of a burglar in a freshly w.axed floor. It Is getting so that a burglai doesn’t dare to touch anything when he goes forth to burgle. on the top o f the watt Two T-sxans became Involved in an argument over religion and one of them was shot to death. He lost the argument, but he is in a position to know more about religion than theV looked winner. Nature always is compensatory. If -the.snow brings discomforts to some , _ . ___ , ___ __________ .n _____ i. branches of an old apple tree, and thence to the broad top of the wall, and peeped over. Beneath her was the man who sang. His hat was off and he was down on his knees behind a big red motor car. Rosamond watched him eagerly. Sitting on the top o f the wall she sighed for the things which were for bidden her. Though the Blgh waB low, the man beneath looked up. It was as if her desire had drawn his eyes toward her. His bright smile shone out as he saw her. “ Beg pardon,’’ he said, as as rose to bis feet; “I’m in an awful fix. Do you think there’s anyone in there who can help me out? I’m a doctor, and I’ve got to get to a pa tient as soon as possible.” “ Oh,” said Rosamond quickly, “I’ll Bee.” She ran at once to her uncle’s study. There she told her breathless story. “ There’s a doctor outside, and hlB motor car haB broken down, and— and he wants help to fix it— ” “How,” her uncle demanded, “ did you know—“ But Rosamond went on, unheed ing. “It would be cruel to keep him waiting—when he is needed at a side bed, wouldn’t It?” “ He might have one of the horses.\ The young doctor, mounted on one of the big blacks, was a gallant fig ure. Rosamond never forgot how he looked as he rode that morning out of the big gate and into the sun shine. When, he came back Rosamond was in the garden bending over her lace- work. He took.it out of her hand# and at her keenly. “ You .ought me In ' a convent until I was eighteen, and two years ago we came/Miere. He has always lived in India^ahd he loves the stone gods Which he brought from there, and he has .put them around the fountain, a id ' I have to look at them every day—-\ He took her little trembling hands In his strong grasp. 0 , , “Look at me,”, he commanded; and Bhe raised her eyes and met . his steady glance. “Listen— I am going to set the fairy princess free from “the enchanted garden. But she must let me do' it in my own way— and trust me— will she?” “ Oh, yes,” she breathed. Every day after that he came. Rosamond did not know what power he used to charm her uncle, but the older man grew eager for talks and arguments with the young doctor. They lunched together and dined to gether, and every day Rosamond sat at the table content to listen, and meet the glance o f the steady eyes which seemed to say, always: “ Trust me.” And she did truBt him, even when one day he went by her with averted head as he passed through the .gar den on his way to his motor. A t lunch she had the key to the situation. “I have thought some times,” her uncle said, restlessly, “that the doctor looks at you as if he loves you— it would be a calamity If he should learn to care for you, Rosamond.” Rosamond’s own heart beat fu riously, but she said carelessly: “He scarcely notices me at all uncle.” The next day the doctor came early to the garden. “I must speak to you before your uncle comes,” he Bald to Rosamond, who had arisen at his ap proach. “I love you— I want you for my wife— but—I don’t want you to marry me in order to escape from bondage. You must know love, child, before you leave your garden.\ Rosamond’s eyes drooped before the adoration in his. “There—there is one man with whom I could live al ways in my garden,” she whlsperd. He bent to hear her. “Tell me his name,” he. commanded, then caught her in his arms as she whispered, “ You— ” “I can’t carry you off like a thief in the night,” he said after a raptur ous moment. “ I shall have to beard the lion in his den, dear.” “H e ’ll never consent,” she said, fearfully. Ten minutes later in the dim study two angry men faced each other. “If you do not give your consent J shall run away with her,” the doctor said steadily. “ You are killing her— if not physically, at least mentally and spiritually— no girl con live con stantly with your old gods and sur vive.” “ Tomorrow she goes back to India with me,” said the raging guardian. “ You cannot take her away from me. I love her too well to have her hurt.” “ Y e t you are hurting her. There is no ache like a heart-ache. Surely you know that, sir.” The old man stared as if he had been stung, then covered his face. “I want to save her,” he said. “ Then let her love and be loved.” The younger man came over and put his hand on the bent shoulders. “A ll that you would have been to the woman you loved, I will be to Rosamond. Can I say more than that?” The face that was raised to his had in it renunciation, combined with hope. “ Make her happy,” quavered the old man. BUILD TILE POULTRY HOUSE Careful Thought Should Be Given to Location in Construction as It Cannot be Moved. (By D. J. JA.N.S, Minnesota Experiment Station.) When constructing a tile poultry house, dareful thought should' he given to the location, because such a house must be permanent and cannot be moved. The house shown 1 b 14 x 20 feet in size, and of the open front style. R is 8 feet high in front, 4 feet in the rear, and has the shed roof. The shed roof is the easiest to construct. Axi* END ELEVATION drop nn»nn I rr: OOOS CLOSED DETAIL OF NEST DROPPING drains all water to one side, and ad* mlts more sunlight, but cannot be used eqonomicaliy on wide buildings. The tile is laid on a 3-inch founda tion about 18 inches deep, 8 inches above and 10 inches below the sur face of the ground.' This foundation is made of a mixture of one part of cement to b ! x parts of sand. The floor of cement is not constructed un til the roof and walls are finished. The door is located in the front or south side, and is 3x6 feet in size; allowing plenty of room for an attend ant to work easily. The window and door frames are made of 2x6 inch lumber, and cemented in. The mus- ^in window is hung on hinges, and swings open to the celling. The droppiiig-board is on the north Bide, is three feet wide, and extends the length of the building. The roosts are made in two sections, of 2 in. by 2 in. stuff. They are nailed on 2 inmf by 4 in. The sections can easily be removed from the dropping boards on which they rest. Below the dropping boards are 16 Bests, 12x14 inches in size. These to be riding the big black horse,” he said abruptly. “ You will be a per fect Bhadow maiden I t you shut your, ■elf up in this dark ©Id garden.” The color came into Rosamond’s gently. “ Uncle had nis heart broken when be was a young man,\ she said, sim ply. “ He loved a woman 'who: mar-: '.tied ’ another man. 1 My,, father., broke' Stencil Letters Used by Ancients. Movable characters were known to the ancients; they were used in teach ing children to read. The ancients had also stencil letters, which they used to secure a regular style of pen manship. They' even made use of plates, thus opencut, containing an entire page; it was placed on the papyrus to guide the pens of chil dren; “an excellent means,” saith Quintilian, “ to learn them not to ex ceed the desired proportions.\ The Emperor Justinian (A. p. 618) could neither read nor write, an unexampled thing In one of such high rank. When it was necessary for him to sign his name, he had a sheet of gold, through which were cut the letters of his^ame. “ Then,” said Procopius, “ placing this tablet on the paper, one conducted the hand of the prince holding the stylus dipped in purple on the type of the different letters, and took away in writing furnished with his signature.” - The same thing is re, ported of King Theodorft and of Char lemagne.— Charles ‘ Winslow Hall Ja National Magazine. Properties of Metals. As is well known, some metals are unsuitable for casting, while others; like iron, can readily be cast in any desired shape. The property of cast ing well Is said to depend upon whethv er the metal contracts' or expands onl solidifying from the liquid form. Iron? like water, expands in solidifying, and: hence the solid metal may bo Been floating in the liquid iron about£'it£ The expansion causes it to All the'dlr- into which it is poured, and so itfea$ [be cast easily. Gold and silver $on4 tr»o* in pooling, and, therefore, a » i no? 'I I X - e n m ¥ t t t rnr-i Hisi ; 1 . 1 , i ,; f , 1 , □ 2222 EE EX x-— FRONT ELEVATION CEMENT rtoon ■? I l I I VL N I I I I I I I f 1 i ' q j 11 ------ n ?•*&<?* FLOOR PLAN ire made in blocks of five and pull aut like a drawer. The hens enter from the rear. GIVE HENS CHANCE TO WORK They Will Take All Necessary Exert else If Given Opportunity— Mutt y Have Something to 8cratch. It Is not necessary to compel fowls to exercise—they will do it them selves if they are given the oppor tunity. A ll /hey need Is a good run or a snatching shed, and a litter into which has been scattered some snjali grains, and they will work without being forced to do so. • It is absolutely-necessary, however, to give them something in which to work, and something for 'which to work. Fowls will not, as a rule, work industriously and scratch in nothing and he rewarded witn nothing. If •they are on a range they can secure work for themselves; but when pepned up they must he given a good scratch- ing shed and plenty o f Utter. to scratch In. The seeds which they find will not take the place of their regulai meals, hut act as a portion of the food, and .also assist them to take the proper exercise. ; Affter havingm y/fowls torturedat. iftlght, by yerminVwblch: crawled'from? [rlBed /the' following'tplanvfpr>|a|ppbst -which/1 have fdniiil .g^veSxpe^e^iiftl^ isfactibn, the\ Farm and Fireside. It is ’ as-fob’ lows: For a roost of a given (number of poles? have twice as many ;iron rings; (about five inches in diameter) made at a blacksmith shop. Then stretch a; Vermin-Proof Chicken Roost.' large wire (A) about eight inches from the wall on each side and about four inches lower than you wish the top of the roost to be. These wires Bhould he passed through small holes bored in the walls at each end of the house, stretched good and tight, and fastened on the outside. Then suspend the rings (RRR) from the rafters by means of wires (BBB) so that they wIU barely touch the wire A, then make the rings (RRR) secure to the wire A by means of small wires wrapped around each ring and the wire A. After a similar structure has been made on the other side, the arrangement is ready for the poles, which should he smooth sap- lingB from three to four inches in diameter and cut nine inches shorter than width of the house, so that they may be easily taken in and out of the rings. Besides being vermin-proof, this roost has the advantage of being easily constructed and sanitary from the fact that the roosts do not have to he fastened to the waU, or other support which would catch the drop pings. Consolation. Father (to his daughter’s suitor)— I have sad news for you. I am ruined! ,t have lost everything! Suitor— Console yourself, dear sir, with the thought that you are now in no danger of losing your daughter. HOOK FOR CATCHING POULTRY Excellent Device for Capturing Fowls for Examination or Execution Whenever Desired. Instead of chasing fowls when need* ed for examination or anything else, every poultryman should employ catching hooks. These devices save considerable time and prevent much Poultry Hook. of the fright and injury which usual ly occur when fowls are chased, says the Orange Judd Farmer. The one used by the New York experiment station at Ithaca and described in bul letin 284 is an improvement on the common style. It differs from the common one, first because the wire is so fortified and braced that it remains practically rigid, and second, the hook end is so bent that it permits the shank of the fowl to he easily caught and effectively held without injury, owing to the aperture entrance which prevents the shank from being easily withdrawn, and the large aperture, which gives freedom of ac tion, while the shank is held. The shank, however, is easily released by the attendant. The hook Is made from a broom handle and a six-foot piece of No. 10 steel wire, which can be easily bent Into the proper shape. The wire Is less -conspicuous than the wooden end, which attracts the fowl’s atten tion while the hook catches the shank. The fowl is then gently drawn from the flock and the foot released. 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'Apropos of the marriage at Relgate of Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt and Mrs. Hollis McKim, a New York man said on the Olympic: “I met Vanderbilt at the Metropole at Brighton a few days after the ceremony, and I said to him, by way of a joke: “Well, is the course of true love go ing to run smooth?\ “ ‘Smooth and straight,’ said he. There are banks on both sides, you know.’ ’’ Air Laws. Wilbur Wright, at a tea In Dayton, said with a laugh: “Already there are air laws, strin gent as road laws. Without them we should soon be seeing advertisements like this: “ ‘Two dollars reward will be paid by Mrs. John Doe for information lead ing to the identification of the aviator on a Wright roadster who, while fly ing over my house yesterday after noon, dropped a can of oil down my chimney and completely ruined a plum pudding I was cooking.’ ” Turning the Tables. Having done his best, by every Lair and unfair means, during the last elec tion to catch the candidate tripping, the heckler grew offensively personal. “Is it true that your mother washes—” he began, but before he could add the word “ clothes,\ the wit ty candidate called out smartly: “ Of course ohe does. Why, don’t you?\ * This ijaised a loud laugh at the heck ler’s expense; but, still undaunted, he returned to the attack. \You can’t deny,” he said, “ that your father was a rag-and-bone man. I bought some clothes of him thirty years ago.” “And I see you’re still wearing them!” was the candidate’s lightning ’retort. There was no more heckling that night. .Egg Laying. C'The first.egg laid [by a.pullet.Is^the' imillest and the [size -1 incr^sbs;'P«du-'.: [allylym til aboutvafdozen taidl^ylien . neighborhjMd^ [tiii;|W $;bijd0?ta^ jriU ^ r c m p tyou W Crowding vs bad, whether in the house or on the roosts. A poultry house without a’ grit box and a dust bath is incomplete. One of the prime causes of roup in poultry is close, stuffy roosting quar ters. A good way to administer charcoal, is by feeding corn charred until it is black. Breeding for \fancy” does not nec essarily mean doing so at the expense of utility. In shipping birds, send only those that you feel satisfied will please your customers. No one grain alone will keep a fowl In good condition; thoy jnust be furnished a variety. . ‘ . Breeding stock can be bought now at a much lower; price than- will be aBked in the spring. Grit must- be provided even when hens; .are on -range; the grit hopper should- he kept filled. - Itis not a- good plan' to force the breeders for laying;; it is/apt to cause'. Infertility in the 'eggs. A,-, bone- cutter; costs. money, but it /blips .to.make,mpr'ejinoney-from the' f s t u d y ^ ^ vflrst^£ettIng,(:th«in^weth.wMlft;: drink'. > » -V Vv f > A TROUBLE MAKER Coffee Poison Breeds Variety of Ills. A California woman who didn’t know for twenty-years what kept her 1 1 1 , writes to tell how she won hack her health, by quitting coffee: “I am 54 years old,” she Bays, \have QBed coffee all my life, and for 20 years Buffered from Indigestion and Insomnia. Life was a burden and a drag to me all the time, and about once a year my ailments got such hold upon me that I was regularly ‘sick in bed’ for several weeks each time. \I was reluctant to, conclude that coffee was the cause of my trouble, but 1 am thankful that 1 found out the truth. . “ Then I determined to use Postum exclusively—for a week at first—for I doubted my ability to do without cof fee for any length of time. I made the Postum careftnly, as directed, and before the week expired had my re ward in & perceptible increase in strength and spirits. - “ Seeing the good that my short ex periment had accomplished, I resolved to/continue the use of Postum, cutting -out-the coffee entirely This-I did for nine months, finding, dally, increased cause for gratification at my steadily Improving health.' My indlgestibn grad- • ually left me, my sleep .returned, X gained 26 pounds In weight; my color changed from Ballow to a fresh, rosy hue and life became a blessing.. “Then I thought I would try coffee again, and, did so. for a few weeks. The - punishment .for deserting my good friend,,Postum, was a return of my old troubles; ^ , “ That, taught me wisdom, and I am now. andf shall, b e'all my life hereafter , usln£3Post\m£excluslvely and enjoy-.*. ^ihg;ttejbenefl^flt brings me.\ > Namet ' Postumr Co.,, Battle* Creek, s Mich; .... v1* ^t^ere%-a''reason,M-'and: lt'lfttaxplftlais’ [t&fln;the; littlelbook,- “The 5 Road* to, .W ^ Y l lle ^ M j j ^ s : » it \ E v e r f r e » i ' ’ tk e ■: Aft ot « - le t t e r f A ’ - n e w oae. * j | t * n i :f i u « i , t l « H fo tla»e.v.\'.Tber ]'W -•«a f I ’i£ 'f? % J in S- t :v- -N- ’--I \\ I v,r