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Young Folks i
THE EDUCATED FISH.
An Interesting Toy That Any Clever
Boy Can Make at Home.
Aro you fond of making your own
toys? If so, here is an interesting one
for you to work on.
First empty a raw egg by means of
two pin boles, one at each end, and
then blow through one end. Seal the
hole at the point end of the egg and
draw two large round eyes at that end
of the eggshell. Prepare a little bug
with two red flannel flaps In the shnpe
of the body and tall of a flsh. Weigh l
this with shot and place one-half of
the egg In the opening, the small hole
In front of the egg being hidden in the
bag. Fasten the edges of the sack to
JJITTAILB OF 1'ISH TOT.
the egg by means of red sealing wax,
and, lo, a flsh is formed a flsh that
can swim and dive In a jar of water!
The jar must bo closed by a thin
rubber cap, and if you press this cap
with your hand the water (the jar
must be full) will force its way up the
empty shell, and by Increasing or de
creasing the pressure with your hand
you can make it appear as though the
lish -were obeying your command to
swim up or down or to Ho quiet. Mag
OLD TIME GAMES.
Children of Today Enjoy Same Sports
as Youth of Long Ago.
The boys and girls of the present
day who become enthusiastic over the
newest games would be surprised if
they could discover how closely ninny
of the old time pastimes resemble our
own, says the Chicago News.
The Eskimos of the frozen north,
the Tupinambras of the Brazilian pam
pas, the gamins of the Paris streets,
the boys and girls of London, of Bos
ton and of Philadelphia, have one kin
dred tie the love of sport. There is
nothing now under the sun, said the
wise man, and especially is there noth
lng new in youthful games.
Archaeologists have found dolls in
Egyptian pyramids and on prehistoric
tombs, the name of a popular ball
club was found scrawled upon the
outer walls of Pompeilan houses, and
one of the most exciting matches on
record wns the one stubbornly fought
between the rival nines of Montezuma,
king of Mexico, and Xezahualpilll,
tzln of Tczcuco.
The boys of ancient Greece and
Komo played at whip top, and quoits,
and baseball, and pitch penny, and
blind man's buff, and hide and seel;
and jackstones, and follow my loader,
just as do the boys of today. The
girls wore experts at seesaw, and
swinging, and dancing, and grace
hoops, and dice throwing, and ball
play, and In Sparta even at running,
wrestling and leaping. Tobogganing
is as old ns Ice aud snow, and when
you play at cherry pits you are only
doing what Nero and Commodus and
young Themistocles did ages ago in
Rome and in Athens.
Facts Worth Knowing.
There are 'J,754 languages.
Envelopes were first used In 1S39.
Telescopes were Invented In 1500.
The first steel pen was made In 1830.
, Watches were first constructed In
The first iron steamship wns built in
The flrst luclfer match was made in
Gold was discovered in California In
C6nches wore flrst used in England
Modern needles first came into use In
Kerosene was flrst 'used for lighting
purposes In 1820. Philadelphia Ledger.
Why is the letter S like thunder? It
makes "our" cream "sour" cream.
Why aro records brittle things? Be
cause they cannot bo lowered without
Why when you paint a man's por
trait may you bo said to step into his
shoes? Because you make his feet
When is coffee like soil? When it Is
Why cannot a person starve on the
beach In Atlantic City? Because of
the "sand-whlch" is there.
"I wish I knew," said Wonder-Heart,
"If leaves begin to whisper
From tree to tree when suddenly
The summer winds blow criaper.
If these Blgh low, 'We're growing old!'
If those say soft: 'We're gathering gold,
Our laps are full as they will hold,'
And now and then a llsper
Calls gleefully from overhead,
'Our petticoats are turning red!'
"I want to know," Bald Wonder-Heart,
"If the flrst snowflakes shiver
A little bit before they flit
Out ot their sky "forever.
If some look down and sob, 'Too deep!'
While others laugh and take the leap,
Till all come flocking, white as sheep,
On mountain, field and river.
How do they feel when flrst they startT
I wish I knew," said Wonder-Heart.
, Youth's Companion.
MONEY IN TRUCK FARMING.
Profit of $18,000 In 8even Years In
The most Bcnsatlonal disclosure lo
agriculturists has Just been made by
Francis Sestler of Des Moines, In., a
young man who has made $18,000
worth of permanent improvements on
a thirty-two acre farm in the last
seven years and paid for it all from
the product of the soil. It is a demon
stration of what application will do.
Francis Sestler is the son of n
French stonecutter, who came to Des
Moines in 1875 to work on the con
struction of the state cnpitol. But
stonecuttlng is an unhealthy business,
and one day he determined to quit It.
He bought n farm within sight of the
golden dome of the Btntehouso he had
helped to construct and struggled
along for years, paying off the mort
gages nnd at the same time raising a
family. Seven years ago ho died, and
his son, Francis, took the active man
ngeineut. It Is he who has worked
the miracle of the soil.
He has turned his farm into n truck
garden, which Is now said to be the
finest truck farm west of the Missis
sippi river. The beauty of bis success
Is that, unlike truck gardeners of the
cast, ho does not have to spend great
sums of money for fertilization. Dur
ing nil tliese years his fertilization has
not cost him more than CiO cents an
acre a year.
Among the permanent Improvements
built since 1001 and paid for from this
small farm are un ?S,000 house, under
which is a modern cold storage; a
steam pumping plant that draws wa
ter from the river a half mile away
and lifts it 1-15 feet Into a monster res
ervoir and eight greenhouses.'
Mr. Sestler by his management is
making his farm yield n gross Income
of ?300 or $400 an acre. Like every
successful man, Mr. Sestler can handle
some things better than others. To
matoes seem to be his favorite crop,
lie introduced the method of raising
tomatoes on poles and plants 3,000
vines to the acre, getting a yield of
750 bushels of perfect fruit that
brings the highest price on the market.
He makes ns much ns $2,500 on let
tuce In a year. Such figures for a
thirty-two acre farm in Iowa are sen
sational, to say the least, especially
when they aro made to come by the
son of a French stonecutter who
know nothing of agriculture and who
never nttended an agricultural college.
Wash For Nursery Stock.
Dipping nursery stock in lime sul-
phur wash or other iusectlcldcs has
recently been much advocated as a
substitute for fumigation with hydro
cyanic acid gas. The station at Ge
neva, N. Y., flnds, however, that this
treatment, if used nt all, must be han
dled with care to secure scale de
structlon without Injuring the trees,
With the sulphur wash, exposure of
the trees for too long- a time or at too
high tempcrnture resulted in injury,
whllo with auy of the materials used
exposure of the roots to the mixture
resulted in serious Injury to the stock.
For nurserymen the station still rec
ommends fumigation as most effective
and least liable to injury and would
advise orchardlsts to use the lime sul
phur ns a spray after the trees nre set
rather than us n dip when they aro re
For Harvesting Fruit.
The season for harvesting fruit is
some months off, but the suggestion
hero made will keep. The invention
will make the gathering of apples,
pears and peaches a far easier and
quicker proposition than it has been
heretofore.- This invention is simple
enough; but, like many other simple
expedients, It remained unthought of
until recently. The contrivance used
MADE ON PRINCIPLE OF SCISSORS.
is of metal, made on the principle of a
pair of scissors, except that where the
point of the scissors would come there
is on ono side a disk and on the other
n circular aperture opening into a long
bag, which is attached to it. The han
dles of the harvester are hollow, so
that they will lit over the pointed ends
of poles, which may be of auy length
required. By means of this device a
person standing on the ground can
reach fruit in otherwise inaccessible
places und by compressing the handles
can snip the fruit from the limbs info
the bag. In this way fruit can be
plucked before it falls to tho ground
and becomes bruised.
Spray For Apple Trees.
One of the most successful apple,
growers of Ohio uses arsenate of lead
in tho bordeaux mixture to kill the
different fungi, as well as to keep in
check tho codling moth, spraying at
least four times after the bloom falls,
His formula for bordeaux is three
pounds sulphate of copper, five pounds
of lime and fifty gallons of water,
AN ACT OF KINDNESS.
Helped Pay Fares and Handed Out
Loose Change In Addition.
Young Mr. Brummagem was riding
uptown In the company of nine wo
men. He did not know the women.
He simply happened to land in a car
In the midst of the bunch. Five of
them sat in the front seat of the open
car and four In the seat facing it.
The tenth psscngcr was Brummagem.
He sat at the end of the seat, and
when the conductor came along he
obligingly helped to pay the fares
that is, ho reached out for the wo
men's money and handed it nlong and
then when the conductor hnd counted
out the change Brummagem passed it
back to his neighbors.
Naturally such a complicated finan
cial arrangement caused some confu
sion. There were so many fair hands
thrust forward nt one time that It was
hard to keep track of the amount con
tributed by each, and when the ac
counts were finally settled possibly no
one but the conductor know Just how
matters stood. However, he hnd kepi
its head level nil the way through, so
he had no scruples about reaching
across toward the woman in the far
corner nnd culling out, "Fare, please!"
in very positive tones.
The woman blushed.
"Why, good gracious," she Bald, "I
paid you n long while ago!"
"I didn't get it," said the conductor.
'I've got only nine fares."
"But I paid," said the woman. "I
gave It to Him," nnd she pointed to
Brummagem. "I gave him a quarter.
've been wondering why I didn't get
my change back."
Brummagem's face became eloquent
with indignation and surprise.
"What!" said lie. "You give mo a
quarter! Well, of all the"
Of course I did!" the woman insist
ed. "Just as if you didn't know it!
Conductor, please make him give me
"You'll have to settle that between
yourselves," he said. "All I want is
And Brummagem, speechless with
indignation, gave it to him and hand
ed the woman 20 cents in change.
The conductor grinned. "I guess,"
said he confidentially, "that after this
you hud better lot folks pay their own
"Thanks," said Brummagem. "I
think I shall. It's cheaper." Philadel
phia Public Ledger.
Horror3 of Minstrelsy.
"Mlstah Mlstah Walkah, kin yo'
tell-7-kin yo' tell me do diff de dlff'-
unco 'tween a cream pltchTih 'tween a
cream pltchah, yo know jes' a cream
pitchah an' a wot yo' keep cream in
on do breakfus' table an' a kin yo'
tell me de dlff'unce, Mlstah Walkah?"
"No, George, I can't. tell you the dif
ference between n cream pitcher.
What is the difference, George, be
tween a cream pitcher?"
"Why why do uddah's a prim
creature, Mlstah Walkah, an' do ud"
"Ladles and gentlemen, there being
no popular ballad or appropriate vocal
selection to go with that one, I will
myself give you an lmltntion of nn In
terlocutor firing a drunken black face
comedian off the stage." Chicago
What He Did.
A. man, now middle aged, whoso boy
hood home was in the sumo fertilosre
glon, was wont to recall a very severe
freshet that swept the old homestead
away. "And the next thing 1 saw of
father," he would say at a thrilling
point of the narrative, "ho was sail
lng down stream on the dining room
'And what did you do?" would be
the invariable query.
"Oh, I accompanied hini on tho pi
ano. Woman's Homo Journal.
An Exceptional Case.
"And of course," said the spinster in
a tone redolent with sarcasm, "there
Isn't another baby like that In the
"Oh, yes, there is," replied the happy
young mother. "I left the other one of
the twins at homo with mamma." St
Circassian Girl So you were held
up, eh? Why didn't y'ou ask tho high
way man to spare you?
Living Skeleton I did, nnd he said,
"You aro spare enough." Chicago
"What's the matter? Has your hus
band ceased to lovo you?"
"N-no, but he's ceased to be scared
when I have hysterics." Cleveland
Our Pert Children.
"My dear child, I don't like to hear
you use so much slang."
"All right, mamma, nere's same ear
cotton." Kansas City Times.
WOMAN AND FASIIIOIv
A Warm Weather Froclt.
A linen frock that can be umi'.o ivp
now In readiness for the warm duj -).
The waist Is tucked and Unbilled wl It
wide collar and cuffs of white lawn.
Inely tucked and edged with cuibroUl-
OP tilNCN IN A 1'INll QUALITY.
ery or luce. The yoke is of white
luwn, with lace insertion. The skirt h
made with box plaits, trimmed, us li
tho waist, with green linen buttons.
Carloads of Cloth and Tons of Pins.
Over 15,000 miles of silk thread are
used yearly In tho operation of one of
tho large dressmaking houses In Paris.
Other extraordinary figures in the
amount of materials used annually are:
Sixty thousand yards of satin, vel
vet, chiffon and crepe de chine.
Thirty-one thousand yards of lining
Fifty thousand yards of moussclino
Hftcen thousand yards of linens.
Thirty thousand yards of nettle-
Ten thousand yards of cretonue.
Of pins, a ton, which means about
For bodices, collars, etc., 350 pounds
of whalebone and 700 pounds of hooks
New Cottons For Spring.
In tho collection of cottons for snrlns
wear a few weaves are noticeable.
For Instance, there Is a heavy cotton
called kindergarten that resembles cot
ton cheviot, being alike on both sides,
but is more closely woven. It Is 25
cents a yard and comes in plain ef
fects, stripes and checks.
Tho bordered designs are well rep
resented in organdies, ginghams and
mulls. A new weave In these sheer
fabrics is a chiffon cloth mull. It
seems to bo durable despite its ex
treme softness. It is 05 cents a yard.
The Popularity of Tulle.
Washable tulle predominates for the
summer blouse and Is predicted for
best dresses" for the little children.
The tulle Is arranged separately over
pale pink or blue slips, and tho very
prettiest among them aro simple to a
degree hand tucked, without trim
mlng, and ns washable as one's hand
kerchief. Tulle and linen jabots are
is popular ns ever In Paris. They
range from the simplest possible plait
cd frill to the most complicated dou
ble lace affairs.
Scallops as Shirt Waist Trimming
A simple and dainty shirt waist for
n young girl. The waist is tucked and
WAIST FOR YOUNO QIBIi."
made with wldo box plaits over the
shoulders. These are finished, accord
lng to fashion's now whim, with seal
tops and embroidered dots.
In tho spring showing thero seems
to bo no diminution of popularity in
the lino of jabots and other fluffy neck
wear. It is said, and it is doubtless
true, that tho Dutch neck will remain
the flrst favorlto in the eyea of tho
summer girl, but when she is forced
by stern necessity to wear the nigi
collar with her tailored suit sho will
turn to the hand embroidered and
slightly tinted bow of linen or she will
wear a graceful arrangement of baby
A BLIND ARTIST.
Sightless Painter's Work Shown at an
There used to be a saying among tho
friends of the blind that "a blind man
can do anything but paint a picture,"
but since Miss Winifred Holt enme
back from the International congress
for the blind, held recently in England,
it has fallen Into disuse, for a sightless
Russian has demonstrated that a blind
man enn paint n picture, nnd his work
was shown at the International con
gress. Miss Holt told of it at the last meet
ing of tho Blind Men's Improvement
club in New York city. The blind art
ist keeps each of his colors- In a sepa
rate box, and each box is marked with
characters which to his touch spell tho
name of the color the box contains.
As might be expected, he is an im
pressionist. He knows that trees and
grass nrc green and sky is blue and
clouds are .white, so he lays on his
greon nnd blue nnd white In generous
patches, like any other Impressionist,
nd the result Is a picture.
"It wasn't a very good picture," said
Miss Holt, who Is herself n sculptros.1
nd may be supposed to have a critical
liiste, "but It was neither bettor nor
worse thnn n great many other pic
turen that are sold right here In Now
Another fent which wns reported to
tho congress of tho blind wns the sav
ing of two lives by n pair of blind Eng
lish boys last yenr. Two sighted per
sons were drowning when the blind
lads heard their cries for help, swam
to them and got them safe ashore.
New York Sun.
Building on Sand.
In New Y'ork nearly all the tall offico
buildings have their foundations on tho
quicksand, In it or under it, and, as n
rule, they arc moro difficult, danger
ous nnd costly to build than anywhere
else In the world. It Is required to pro
vide absolutely safe separate supports
for from fifty to a hundred columns
fifteen or twenty feet npart, each car
rying loads of from 100 to 2,000 tons.
Thirty feet below the surface tho sand
is found compressed to a hard, denso
mass, which undisturbed will carry
safely a load of 0,000 or 8,000 pounds
per square foot. When, therefore, the
building is not too heavy and thero Is
no expectation of deeper foundations
being built alongside, the new founda
tions nre often laid on the surface ot
the sand, which has from one-half to
tho whole of its area covered with
hem. Frank W. Skinner in Century.
An Organ's Secret.
Switzerland has a church which Is
very proud of-its exquisite music. This
Is the Church of St. Nicholas nt Frei
burg. At first no startling novelty Im
presses itself upon the visitor, but
when tho magnificent organ begins to
sound surprise and delight are mingled
In tho hearer. This orgnn Is of im
mense size. It has four manuals, sixty-
four stops nnd 4,103 pipes. Its great
peculiarity is, however, its vox hu
niana slop. There are vox humana
stops In hundreds of organs, but nono
which In any way- aproaches tho per
fection of this mnstcrplece. Mooser,
the builder, was repeatedly begged to
build others, but Invariably refused.
and his secret has been faithfully kept,
for, except tho organist, who is also
the tuner, no ono Is permitted to in
spect the interior of the organ. New
Worked Both Ways.
A nnmilnr hostess ill Paris at whoso
dinners' nnd receptions the best of tho
floating population may bo seen has
discovered a new way to make her
dinner guests nt case. The day of the
dinner a man guest received a note
like this: "Mr. Blank will have the
pleasure to escort Miss Dash. She is
mnslc.il. dotes on 'Salome.' attends tho
lectures of Frofessor Know-all. She
attended the Tress club ball, has had
gowns made at Worth's. Her father
has much money, and she has traveled
In Spain nnd Italy." "Great plan," said
the man who had received the note. "I
know what to talk about, but when
Miss Dash beean to nsk me about the
Inst races and the next and some other
thincs I began to think that sho re
ceived a letter also."
Steer More and Blow Less.
If tho same amount of effort ex
pended on tho automobile horn to get
people to move out of your way were
used to move the steering wheel slight
ly so ns not to seem to bear directly
upon tho person in front, aud if you
should steer around wagons In the
road, ns nluo times out of teu you
must do in the end, rather than b.low
and blow tho horn in vain effort to get
them to movo, much less friction would
be caused and the speed Increased. Wo
think it is much better to pass care
fully and as quietly as possible. Of
ten you are noticed hardly at all, and
you can generally tell If warning Is
The Last Miracle Worker.
The town of Michelstadt, In Hesse,
hnn nnssed a resolution to place a me
morial tablet over tho house where
rtabbl Seckel Loeb Wormser died. Tho
latter wns tho last cabalist and miracle
worker In Germany and Is widely
inown ns the "Baale Schem of Michel-t.irlt-."
It seems to tho Generation liv
ing at presbnt an almost Inconceivable
fact that slxtv years aco a rabbi in
Germany could write nmulots which
should heal sickness ana insure suc
cess in business and the like. Still,
such was the fact. American Israelite.
10 Days at
$12. for $ 8.00
$18. for $16.00
$ 8. for $ 4.50
Lost or Stolen,
All persons are hereby cautioned
against receiving or negotiating Interest
Department Hank Hook, No. il-!i77, is
sued by the Ilonesdale National Bunk to
Robert Hickert, as said book ban been
lost or stolen. Payment has been
stopped, and I have made application
mr uiu issuu oi a new oook.
Honesdnle, March , lUO'.t. 20w8
We have no Insurance against
We want to sell
Kvcrv business man in Wayne
county u good sized life or en
dowment policy that lie may
nee its i-ollaterul security for
borrowed money tideyou over
Unlit places when sales arc
pournnd collections slow pos
sibly head olf Insolvency.
We want to sell
Kvery farmer a policy that will
absolutely protect his family
We want to sell
Kvery laborer and mechanic a
savinc policy that will be Im
possible for him to lapse or
If not Liifo Insurance
Lotus write someof your KIKE
INSUKANCK. Stnndard. re
liable companies only.
IT IS HKTTUH TO IJO IT NOW, THAN
TO WAIT AND SAY "IF"
HITTINGER & HAM,
WHITE MILLS, PA.
We li.ivetliosortottoothbrushesth.it nre
made to thoroughly cleanse and savctho
They are the kind that clean teeth without
leaving vour mouth full of bristles.
Vo recommend those costing 2."i cents or
more, ns we can guarantee them and will re
place, free, any that show defects of mnnn
tucturo within three months.
0. T. CHAHBERS,
Opp.D. & 11. Station, IfONaSDALE, PA.
For New Late Novelties
SPENCER, The Jeweler
"flufcranteed article onlv sold."
Notice of Incorporation.
Notice Is hereby elven that an application
will bo made to tho Governor of tho Com
monwealth of Pennsylvania, on Friday,
April 3, 190U, by William II. Krantz, L. Fred.
Krantz, Oscar K llummctsch, and L. O.
(irnmbs, under the Act of Assembly of tho
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, entiled "An
Act to provide, for the Incorporation and reg
ulation of certain corporations," approved
April 29. 1874, and tho supplements thereto,
for tho charter of an Intended corporation to
bo called. HONKHUALK KOOTWKAK COM
PANY." tho character and object of which Is
to manufacture, buy and sell boots. Bhpcs and
rubbers, and for these purposes tohave, pos
sess and enjoy all the rights, benefits and
prlvllceep of the said Act of Assembly and
A. T. 8KAHT.K, Solicitor.
Hcncsdale, Pa March , ISO). 20w3
CITIZEN JOB PRINT means STYLE,
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