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1 I I CHILDRENS CORNER. GOOD READINQ FOR BOYS AND GIRLS. Mi (In Ormtlaa Oo0d-MI(- maam, Toms folks were hunting for Winw'l him this morning, and couldnt Torn kt With Bars Writlag with lal Miss Langford rose and read from a slip of paper. In her hand, Procrastination. By Thomas Warren. No Thomas Warren was forthcoming. A boy who lived next door to the Warrens rose and said: Please, find tor him anywhere. OlrU "Tom Warren had run away! . Poll bcrtt Imk "Three years ago we heard that ha AbMt Football. had been elected to congress. Then we found out that he had gone to the EASE, Mamma, city, and worked up. pease, tlu me "This letter that I have Just receivt, ed Invitee his former schoolmates It d love assemble In the My large room of the HU with sunny ford high school on the 18th of mxi curls February, where we are to hear that Stood pleading, oration, Procrastwist her sobs tination. By Thomas Warren. and tears, ROY A. COOK. I said, I cant kiss naughty With Bojrs and (ilrl for lloll. girls. For real fun there Is nothing that equals a doll party. Not a doll party I led her to her snowy cot, of the kind that the very little people sobbed she "Pease, Mamma, pease, give, but a party in which all the boys again, and girls become dolls themselves, act 1 wont be naughty any more. like dolls and play dolls games. It Is I left her, all her pleadings vain. really an Interesting kind of a masquerade party. I had been reared In Spartan school, One of our bright girls recently gave And deemed It duty to control such an entertainment, which was most With rigid rule, nor never knew successful. That love with love should sway the The Invitations were sent by little soul. Chinese and Japanese dolls of the kind sold on the street at two for 5 cents, I heard a sob, my Mother heart which are already dressed In gay orienWith yearning filled, to soothe and tal garments of paper. In the sash a cheer tiny envelope was thrust, addressed to Tet I refrained, and In her sleep the person to whom the doll was sent My Baby still lay sobbing there. and containing an invitation to a doll party, the receiver being requested to Twas midnight, when I felt a touch come in a costume personating a doll A feverd hand lay on my brow, of some sort. d My baby pleaded still, One of the most features of "Pease, Mamma, pease, I tant s'eep the evening was a amusing row of miner drills now. live boys and girls of eourse, dressed In white and leaning against the wall, All through that agonizing night with hands Joined. To do t his well one Delirious she moaned in pain, must coutrive to drive every bit of exThe little broken heart still plead pression from the faee, and by the aid For kisses that I gave In vain. of powder to assume a ghastly comDood-Nighblue-eye- twenty-year-delay- ed whlte-rolie- At dawn the Angels hovered near; She nestled close, and smiled, and said, 7 wont be naughty any more," And in my arms my babe lay dead. And I am old, the passing years Have brought no comfort in their flight, My heart sLlll hears that sobbing cry, t. "Pease, Mamma, pease, tlss me Good-Nigh- Kate Thyson Marr. Who'll Kind the lllililon Nimiic? Each line of the following sonnet contains In regular arrangement one of tiie letters In the name of a famous American. The letters follow one another In mathematical succession. See If you can pick them out and find the nuns 3 i . name: A man who was, in peace and war, a chief Above the pettiness of party strife; A brawny, kindly one of simple life; A brave and noble soul, who gained relief In For thousands of bis fellow-me- n grief And slavery, and who, when war was rife, Called mighty troops, that marched by drum and fife To free black slaves. Ills public life was brief, Bnt great in deed and word and gentleness. A statesman, bom near the Ohios shore, Of humble ancestry, who worked his way By strictly honest means to great success. all doubtless have heard before, But these few lines may show you It today. Ills name you Tom Wima'i Oration. Pa, said Tommy Brown, who sat at the writing desk with a new tablet and pencil before him. "I can't write anything for that plaguey oration. said Dr. Brown, "Oh, nonsense, a from letter; youll think looking up of something pretty soon. Why, what would you think of a boy's waiting twenty years before delivering his oration? Pretty long. Isn't It? Well, that's Just what Tom Warren did. "What. queried Tommy, doubtfully; "that congressman who was here to supp'T last week? "liven the same, Tommy. "Tell me how it was please. "Well. said Dr. Drown. Tom Warren airl I were schoolmates at the high school. One winter term w?s required to deliver an everyL.-i- y oration. Tom was a bright, studious boy ami a good talker when lie had an audit me of only the or ten. Hut when he stood up on the platform lie got red in the face, stammered, halted, then stup'ied altogether. "Miss laingfurd, our teacher, took Tom ami she drilled him before school and after school; she made him sit on n chair in front of the school; she had him take the teacher's desk and read problems to the arithmetic class; she scolded him and she coaxed him. After six weeks of this she told him one Bight that he must speak the next morning. Well, the next morning came. Hil-fo- rd plexion. An ingenious eostume of gray underwear, drawn over the shoes and stockings and sleeves, with short skirt and waist of gray silesia, made a very good rubber doll, but the belle of the evening was a turbaned black Dinah. Of course, in most cases, masks are worn, but these can be dispensed with early In the evening. A prize is given to the one who can guess the identity of the greatest number. There is a field here for any amount of ingenuity. As this was in a suburban town the Invitation dolls were delivered by a mes- senger. Writing with Kei-re-t Ink, Some of our boys and girls who wish to carry on a secret correspondence with their friends should try invisible or sympathetic Ink. A whole page may he filled with writing and still be entirely white, as If there wasnt a word upon it. In thi9 way It may be sent any distance, and no one can find out whnt it contains. But the person who receives it knows the secret of bringing out" the writing so that It may be easily read. One of the simplest of these invisible Inks Is a very dilute solution of sulphuric acid. Buy 5 cents' worth of the add at a drug store and pour in a considerable quantity of water, at least three or four times as much as there Is of the acid. Now, write with this solution, using an ordinary pen, and blot the surplus Ink as you go along. To make the writing show black, all your correspondent has to do Is to hold the letter close to a hot stove, when presto! out come the letters and words one by one, so that they may easily be read. Another good secret ink, more difficult to bring out than the one already mentioned, can be made by using a cheap solution of sugar of lead. To bring out the written words it is necessary to sponge the letter with a solution of sulphuret of ammonia. Another simple secret Ink Is made of a weak solution of ordinary starch. A letter written with this will remain entirely Invisible until It is washed with a solution of iodine, which quickly brings out the writing. In using secret Ink It Is beat to write an ordinary letter telling about the weather and other unimportant things, and then between the lines write with the secret ink. This will serve to lead quite astray any one who sees the letter. beeanse there could be no suspicions of anything written between the lines. A New Flrvntor. moving siliirwa? was Lied at tht York terminus of the Brooklyn Ne bridge the other day. It is u flooring that LXtcuis f i am the street level t( the ti!',T pin '.firm. bet worn the s' reel ami railroad platform, on an of tweniy-iiv- o degrees, and cons'iinM moves Ip vard. When one wants to gi lie need only step aboard, grasp the moving handrail ami at eg off when the tq? is reached. The ex per! men t was successful. TRAINtNO A DOG. The Tint Thlag to Trrk H1m I to BMrtoir. Never be too familiar with a young dog. He must have a certain respect, not necessarily a fear of you; but he must learn to obey, says Harper's Round Table. Any Intelligent puppy will learn hie name In a few lessons. Once you have given It to him never change It Mind you this when he hoe once recognised you ss being his master, his one Idea Is to please you and to deserve a pat on the head and a word of praise. Never tussle with him with a stick and never deceive him under any pretense. More dogs hive been spoiled by their masters not playing fair with them than one could reckon. Be honest with your dog and he will be honest with you. If you possess a gun, and your dog Is of that kind which has Inherited the scent for game, the first thing to teach hjm is to fetch and carry that is, to retrieve and this without chewing or mutilating the object which he brings. A way to break a dog of Ibis Is to take an old glove, put a few tacks with the points extending forward, and fill It full of cotton. He will find by picking It up gently he can carry It without discomfort, while if he attempts to worry it the consequences are not agreeable. The lesson la much better for him than any amount of whipping and he will remember it much longer. If you wish to shoot over your dog, the next thing is to make him find the bird. To do this the best way is to procure a live quail, which can easily be had from any put It In a small cage and show It to the pup, warning him not to touch it. Then conceal the cage In a copse of fern or grass and bring him carefully In that direction. Never let him nearer than within four or five feet of it; then speak to him encouragingly. I'nder the influence of your words be will become all attention and a 'dog thus properly broken will never flush a covey unless he runs Into them by accident or when he is carried away by excitement, under which circumstances he will show conbird-fancie- r; I.lfa of the Mao Who Dleil Honolulu. United States Minister Willis died at Honolulu of pneumonia, which he contracted In San Francisco several months ago. Albert S. Willis was born In Shelby county, Ky., In 1843, and served as a Democratic representative from the Fifth Kentucky (Louisville) to Forty-nint- h district from the Forty-fift- h congress inclusive, when he was succeeded by Mr. Caruth. After the mlsslou of Paramount Commissioner Blount to Hawaii and the report he made to the President alleging that Queen Lillluokalani had been wrongfully unseated from the throne of the Hawaiian island by United States intervention, Mr. Willis was appointed by 1 President Cleveland, in September, 1893, minister to Hawaii, and was sent out with sealed instructions to restore Lilliuokalani to her throne on condition that she graut general amnesty to those persons instrumental in setting up the provisional government, and acts and oblirecognize all bona-fid- e Queen Lilliuokalani, however; gations. refused to promise to grant the amnesty, and the upshot was that Mr. Willis eventually recognized the Dole government and was subsequently formally accredited to it. The anxieties of his position had a marked effect upon his health and appearance. When he left for Honolulu he was a fine specimen of physical development, with a full black beard and hair. When he returned on leave two years later his hair was white, and hs was in appearance a wreck of his former self. He discharged his exceedingly difficult duties in Hawaii with marked tact and discretion, and was popular there in spite of the odverss circumstances which surrounded him from the start President Cleveland was deeply affected by the news of thl death of Minister Willis. He said hi had known Mr. Willis for many yeora He was an honest and thoroughly capable man, whom the President held la " Devoted Friend of Ik Late Mm. BUrataky tho ForMor tfco Revived Foltk toon to Ud of aea room and lee room And a gale to run afore; From the Oolden Gate to Sunda straft. But my heart lies snug ashore. BMin to "Oh, Bnropo. ME BLAVATSKY the last during nose dips low, years of her life Her hull rolls high, her alee flash rollers The had no more Intimate friend than Wallow and dip, and the untossed Countess Con- Sends screw heart throbs quivering through stance Waohmeist-e- r, and through the lady who And the man at the wheel sings low; Is Just now teachsings he: ts ing American of something Oh, sea room and lee room the esoteric cult And a gale to run afore; The countess, as was Mme. Blavatsky, a bone in her is a cosmopolite, rne efflorescence of SoueaBt by south and mouth. continental and insular society, widely But my heart lies snug ashore. traveled, at home In a Syrian desert or In a Paris salon, she has all the fasciThe helmsmans arms are brown and nation that perfect repose can give. hard. Her great devotion to theosophy And pricked in hla forearm be springs from pure altruism, based upon A ship, an anchor, a love knot true, a deep conviction that the occult philosheart of red and an arrow of blue. ophy Is the only true philosophy, And the man at the wheel sings low; and that the religion of Karma Is sings he: the only true and efficient religion. She Is the widow of a great Swedish Oh, sea room and lee room diplomat, and her social position in And a gale to run afore; Europe was of the best. But she has The ship to her chart; but Jack to his spurned the worlds folly to work for heart the world's good according to her own And my heart lies snug ashore." ideas of what that good should be. It The Bookman. was In 1885 that she was first attracted to Mme. Blavatsky by a mystic mes- ART OF GETTING ON. sage from the Inner world. At that time she was living in Stockholm. Not long Urn a Dellnlte Kuowlrtlg of Horn stu-den- I One Thing. I recall with shame how earnestly of mine; and how vainly a an eminent publisher, tried many yeari ago to Impress this fact upon my mind: "You will succeed, he used to say, "ai soon aa you produce what somebody wants; but not so long as your merit la only that of a woman who is strugIn common with a. groat many gling. other women not brought up to work, I had a vague sort of idea that my misfortunes were a passport and would gain me an Income, says a writer in Lei me assure every Llppincotts. woman similarly placed that they nevei will. Sympathy Is readily awakened, but it is la the nature of things shortlived. Respect for effort earnest and continued is a much better ally. In an experience ranging over many years. I must honestly say that every time 1 have failed it has been through my own ignorance and Incompetency, and that my success has been built upon failure! many and severe. The best equipment that either men or women could havs is definite knowledge, if it be only ol one thing. The first question I ask ol those who come to me for advice is: What can you do?" If the answer is as it almost invariably proves to be Anything, my heart fills with despair for the applicant. In the moneymaking world anything means nothing. It is overrun with a vast army of lncapables ready to rush in and undertake anything. What la needed is some one who can do something at opposed to any one who can do anything. Competency ia the only equipment that is worth anything nowadays. well-wish- COUNTESS WACHMEISTER. afterward she joined Mme. Blavatsky, and they moved to London from Germany. Until the death of the author of Isis the countess presided over what was called the theosophical household . She was a sister and minister to the founder of the theosopbic school, and had more Influence over the strange Russian than all others combined. She has been ever true to the ethical teachings of theosophy, und regards with pain the schism in the society a schism that was certain to come even in spite of all that even the leader herself could have done to prevent it. American theosophists are In sympathy with that section of the represented by the countess. She will remain in this country until spring, and will then return to England. so-ce- ty To-Da- seven-t- enths 00, one-ha- THU LATE ALBERT S. WILLIS, the highest esteem, and of whose deatl he learned with deepest regreL la llii I lurk. Bobble I guess that fellow must bo to sister by this time. Why ngaged two equal lumps of salt given to then Last night when I looked Robbie? to drop Into water, and he whos through the keyhole I couldn't seo a lump dissolves first is deemed to hr lg iiing. Brooklyn Life. the wrong Wliluii and W'liluwrr la Europe. In England there are 114 widows to (very 54 widowers. In Italy the relative numbers are 136 and 60; In France, 139 and 73; In Germany, 135 aud 50; In Austria, 121 and 44 . ot ball-and-ch- tl-,- Interpreted the request literally, lit? stepped up to the French ambassadress, who was a very tiny woman, picked her up under ono arm and li;er-ll- y carried hrr in to th dining table; to the amazement of the guests and' iLniny of the ambassador y' Big-Fo- three-quarte- rs Kui-n;.i.i- to the Past aud 11a No Plane la Clvilliatiou. This type of ranger is all but gone. A few may yet be found In outlying ranches, says Harper's Magazine. One of the most celebrated resides near San Antonio Wallace by name. He says he doesnt mind being called Bigfoot, because he is 6 feet 2 Inches in height and la entitled to big feet Ilia face la done off In a nest of whits hair and beard, and ia patriarchal In character. In 1836 he came out from Virginia to take toll of the Mexicans for killing some relatives of his In the Fannin massacre, and he considers that he has squared his accounts, but they had him on the debit side for awhile. Being captured In the Melr expedition, he walked as a prisoner to the City of Mexico, and did public work for that attachcountry with a ment for two years. The prisoners overpowered the guards and escaped on one occasion, but were overtaken by Mexican cavalry while dying of thirst in a desert. Santa Anna ords,reil their decimation." which meant that every tenth man was shot, their lot being determined by the drawing of a black bean from an earthen pot containing a certain proi nrtion of wliiio ones, drew a white nm. H was also a ini'iiiiier of ('apt. Haves' company, nfterwer.l a captain of rcr.gi rs, and a no; til '.;i:an tighter. Later be carried tho mail frmn San Antonia to 111 Faso thro'uh a lion ling wildi but always brought it safely through If safely can lie called lying thirteen days by a waur hole in the desert, waiving for a broken lg to mend, and living meanwhile on one prairie wolf, which he managed to shoot. Wallace was a professional hunter, who fought Indians and hated "greasers. lie belongs to the past, and has been under a civilisation in which he has no place, and is living In poverty. Belong ton of the department of agriculture gives a hopeful view of the condition of American farmers. More than of all the farms In the country, according to Mr. Morton, are entirely unencumbered by mortgages. Our exports of farm products last year reached the enormous total of a considerable increase over the preceding year. Of live meat arriving in Great Britain during the first half of the present year, we supplied of the cattle and nearly lf of the sheep. There Is an Increasing demand in England for American horses. The secretary attributes the saving of two million dollars in the expenses of his department during the last three years, largely to the Improved personnel of the service under the civil service rules. 5570,-000,0- er THE TEXAS RANGER. Our Agriculture, The annual report of Secretary Mor- 1.1 Hung Chang' Funny Art inn. A nil her humorous tale la told of LI Hung Chang. At a dinner given in Iekin by the French ambassador the great Chinese si a team. an was invited. The party included Hie wives of the giie.-i.-- i, mul when Imilcr nr.nniM'ced dinner the host stepped up to Li Hung Chens and said: Will 1: pi.;'..--. yuur cvelleuoy to lake my wife in to dinner?" Li Hum; Chars ts Iljrik Justice. kt Vu Bmutlj la im-lin- i When the Dyaks in Borneo have tl decide which Is In the right, they hart SWEDISH COUNTESS TEACHES RELIGION OF KARMA. trition. THE LATE MR. WILLIS. A iip.-t.ii- Tb Steer mao. ahrouda bar the moonlit sand, The fore The port rail laps the sea; Aloft all taut, where the wind clouds skim, Alow to the cutwater snug and trim. And the man at the wheel alngi low; Inga he: TALKING THEOSOPHY. iiig-foo- t'' ! i rnr-ss- j , "out-spanne- d" to-d- ay t- '