'GARDEN, FARM and CROPS,
A profitable branch of egg farming
is the production of egga for hatch
ing. The poultry raiser on, the subur
ban let will find it especially &o. To
be successful ia this Hiie tho eggs
must produce a reasonable percent
f strong, healthy clicks, and to
have fertile egrrs is a problem every
poultryman has to face. For years
tbis has been studiad and discussed,
yet there is no solution, r.or Is there
much improvement in the percen
tage of chicks hatched. All who keep
hens have the same trouble. It is a
natural condition acd as such cannot
be easily overcome. Abundant exer
cise and strong vigorous males are
tho most potent factors for good re
sults. It is alsv advantageous to have
extra males kept alone and thus
change tho males in the pens. Tihis
gives a chance for rest and results
in a large percentage cf fertile eggs.
To Break Srcody Hens,.
Mcny hens insist upon following
their instinct for sitting and the egg
yield decreases accordingly. Owners
of flocks cf the Mediterranean class
Leghorns 'and Minorcas will not be
annoyed so much by the sitting hen,
but all the heavier varieties in which
the. sitting instinct - has not been
bred out attempt to sit after each
clutch of eggs. Some of the meat
breeds the Erahmas, Cochins and
L.angohans insist so persistently in
sitting that it 13 ofte a hard matter
to break t'hem up even whea. con
fined in an empty crate or box.
A crate hung from the roof of a
shed or from the limb of a tree in the
poultry run and the broody hens con
fined in it will break them up Quick
er than any other method. The broody
lien will r ten attempt to sit in the
dark corner of a box or crate if the
crate is upon something solid, but as
the heu moves about in the crate
hung from a wire it swings, causing
the lien to think more about keeping
her balance than of sitting. Water
should be given the brcody hens and
a . scant supply of food daring the
two cr three days of their confine
ment. Indianapolis News.
A floekmaster in the American
Sheep Breeder .srys
After many yetrs of experience I
have come to the conclusion that a
long light feed is much better than
a short heavy one. In feeding lambs
I would proceed as follows Mix the
com, oats, bran and all meal in the
following proportions: Five of corn,
two of oats, two of bran, one of oil
meal, by niea-'r-ure. Just as soon as
they will eat giv.in wor.Id feed them
one-half pound s day in two feeds,
for one week. Then three-fourths
pound a day for cne week then one
'and one-half pounds a day for bal
ance of time. I would feed them in
fiat-hoLfDmed troughs, ac.d would aim
) feed them at day-light in the morn-
ing,and in the evening early enough
so that they would finish eating Be
fore dark. Do not have any grain
before them for any length of time.
(Make them cat up grain quickly, and
if they get slow cut down feed fcr a
few days. "Would feed bean pods
and ensilage mornings and clover hay
at night, with an occasional feed of
straw as to keep pens well bedded
with what was left. Be sure they
have all tho pure water and salt they
want at all times.
j- ' -v. '
V Care cf Chicks.
Watch out for the h-ead lice on little
chicks. Infested chicks are stunted
ty the pest and never make the
'chickens they would if their vitality
not beta reduced by the attacks
of the lice. Head lice are deceiving.
JThey are so small andhin that they
Eire cftca mistaken fcr down on the
chick's head and throat, where they
arc. the most numerous. An applica
tion of ' equal parts cf lard and kero
sene will kill the head lice.
SunKght is essential to success in
chicken raising. See that the poultry
house 13 cuastrar-ted with a view to
admitting as much air and sunshine
as possible. Sudden chilling, if it fol
lows overheating may result in diar
rhoea, or catarrh or both. Particular
ly is this true of little chicks in the
ypooder or with the mother hen.
Jjack of grit, sudden change of diet
to an excess of animal food, green
food, coarse food, or damaged grain,
overfeeding, partaking of filth in tho
food or water r.re all causes of ill
fiess. Closely ten fined fowls are able
to resist them least. Give to a mature
fowl one tor-spoonful of castor oil or
Epsom salts, twenty grains in a table
spioonful or water. Regulate the food
and other conditions. Indianapolis
To Eradicate the Dandelion.
The most cffeclJve and practicable
method of clearing a dandelion inft:st
ed lawn, other than by hand digging,
is by the use of Iron sulphate ap
plied as a spray. The writer has suc
ceeded with three applications in
entirely, killing nil plants of this xm
mon lawn pest, without injuring the
gras3. A portion of a lawn so badly
fcrfested that hardly anything but dan
delions wua visible a year ago ia now
TO - DATE
without a single plant, and the grass
has thickened a good dead in cons
A solution of copperas or iron sul
phate, made by dissolving it tho
rate of ano and one-quarter pounds oi
tho Ut in a gallon of water, should
be appliedto the lawn with a spray
pump so as to wet every plant. It will
not do to use a common sprinkler.
The solution must be p-ut on in the
form of a fine spray appfted with
some force to be most effective. A
common bucket spray pump, or evea
a hand atomizer, for very small
areas, is suitable, providing' it makes
a fine, forcible spray. Eo not try
to hit the dandelions only but cover
every square inch of the lawo. In
this way all seedling plants will bo
killed. Put on a second application in
two to three weeks and a third and
possibly a fourth late in Summer, if
sny cf the dandelions etcrt into
growth. The grass will be blackened
fcr a short time but soon recovers,
and after a watering and mowing will
appear darker green than before. Do
not allowe" solution to. get on ce
ment cr stone walks, as it produces
a rather permanent, yellow etain. B.
O. Longyear, Colorado Agricultural
'College, Fort Collins.
The Wonderful Eucalyptus.
In tho fast-'growfing eucalyptus, im
ported from Australia, the people of
California believe they have found a
tree which will solve the forestry
problem in that state. The secretary
of the Forestry Society of California
tells something cibout this remark
able tree in an article in the Ameri
There trees, we are told, "rush in
and giow where other trees are help
less to root; are cut down and are
again reproduced frcm the hacked
slumps." Mere wonderful still is the
information that "the second growth
furnishes a better quality
of ,wcod 'than the first and through
time indefinite the tree stumps will
reproduce and each growth is super
dor to the ones preceding." The trees
"rival th3 jctirdcn weeds ' In their
rapidity of growth"; they compare
favorably with the hardwoods, in
strength, beauty and texture; they
meet the demand for every purpose
for which weed is ured and "it is said
that the eucalyptus never dies a nat
In the face of such statements one
may scarcely doubt the secretary's
assertion that the culture of the eu
calyptus means mere to the State of
California than its gold mines and
that it "will reforest the country for
the current time and for-futuiity." A
wonderful tree to fr sure! After read
ing tha secretary's glowing descrip
tion it is decIodly disappointing to
run upon a fectnote by the editor re
citing that the eucalyptus 'is fasli
dicr.s in regard to climatic conditions
and can only be grown in certain
limited areas of the Southwest and
p-css'ibiy Fiorlda." Cannct Luther Bur
hank or some ether tree wizard do
something for the eucalyptus to make
it adaptable to areas less limited?
If every state in tie union had its
eucalyptus then the people of the
United States might bid the timber
destroyers do their worst. A tree
that is absolutely non!-.::lla.ble by any
ordinary method is about the sort of
a tree that would ancwer the cur
rent demand in most American com
munities. Liouisville CouiHer-Jourrnal.
Increasing the egg production of
hens is aoocm pushed by saving only
the best layers for, breeders.
Cleanlinieos keeps milk sweet that
is, it prevents germs which sour
milk from gaining access to the milk.
It is the nervous, eager, hungry,
jostling, rustling, scratching, singling,
cackliag hen that mcst helps to fill
the egg basket.
As germs are carried through the
air on dust particles it is not good
to throw down hay from the mow dur
ing or just befcie milking time.
Thinking cf build'ing a silo? It is
better by a great deal to save corn
sraik3 fcr feed:-;; then to burn them
and lore everything in smoke. Corn
fcila-TO is relished by a'l kinds of live
Yield of milk c?.n be' reduced by
feeding at irreTiilcT hears and the
use of poor feed-T, but breeding is the
only nie,"H3 cf :Y:c: taring the amount
cf milk and perccit.'.ge cf butter fat
Everybody kr.07.-3 how discourag
ing it is io"m&.ke a jig that has once
been stunted grow well. It's like start
log a freight train, it takes more
fuel and time tian it cce3 to keep
it gcing. Push from the ztZTt.
The silo is the farmer's very best
friend, and esp-cb..lly if he is inter
ested in maximum production at mini
mum cost. The great advantage of
ensilt.ge is its 1 alatEVility. Stock seem
never to tire of it so long a3 it Is
A quick way to fatten eld lutna is
to put them in a moderately dark
room and feed them a mixture of corn
meal and wheat mjid'.-'aigs mixed thin
ly. Give plenty of pure water and
all the feed they will eat and in two
weeks they will -be rc-:dy to tip the
beao at top weight.
KING COTTON RAMPANT
Speculators Cannct Till July Con
tractsJumps 73 Points.
New York, Special. At the open
ing of the cotton market Thursday
Frank P. Hay no, one of the New Or
leans bull leaders bid 15.150 for 50,
000 bales of July and then 15.35 for
25,000 tales. This started a rush of
covering by belated shorts and inside
of the first half hour July cotton
had sold at 16.10, or 73 points above
the closing figures of last night. The
shorts found very little cotton for
sale and are estimated to have secur
ed less than 1,000 bales on the ad
vance. Before the close October cotton
sold at 13.(34 or 33 points above the
previous day and at the highest level
reached simc early in the year. The
general market closed firm at a net
advance of from 23 to 53 points.
Every facility of tho New ork
cotton exchange is now being strained
to the uttermost in the effort to pre
pare cotton fcr delivery on contracts
between now and tue eiiu ui
month. The largest amount of cotton
on .record for any one day was in
spected Wednesday a total of lo,o3A
bales were passed by the bureau.
Christian Scientists in Trouble.
Birmingham. Ala., Special. The
coroner and city health officials, have
ordered a thorough investigation of
the death of 0-year-old Roger liowen
a sen of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Howell..
839 Herring avenue. The boy at the
time of bis death and for some time
previously had been, in the care of
Mrs. R. H. Kerr. Mrs. E. H. Foster
and Miss Unlet Thompson, Christian
Science practitioners. They claimed"
Tuesday that death was the result of
a vaccination performed several
Dr. R. B. Harkness, city health of
ficer states, however, that he can sec
nothing that could have brought on
death other than lack of nourishment
and medical attention.
DisFe-nssry's Attractive Feature.
Charleston, S. C, Special The
statement of the dispensaries of
Charleston county for the second
quarter ending1 June 30 show net pro
fits of $-17,010.94 which is about $13,
000 in excess of the ccrrespondinj
quarter of la?t vear, making the pro
fits of the last 'half year about $95,
000, or an annual business, if the
business holds up during the next two
quarters, of $180,000 or a net in
crease of $40,000 over the business of
4 The statement is particularly inter
esting for the showing of the. revenue
that is possible in the dispensary sys
tem for Charleston comity, if the law
is stiietlv enforced and the patronage-
is given to the legally establish
ed institutions for the sale of liquor.
Since the . Charleston county dispen
sary .system .-v.is established, the an
nual business lias shown an increase
yearly of from $10,000 to $15,000.
Policeman's Narrow Escape.
Augusta, Gn., Special. Poliea Of
ficer William Caudle was shot and at
first it was thoughti that he was
fatally injured, and John Crubbs of
Barnwell. S. C, said to be of a prom
inent family, wad shct through the
brain and killed in a struggle on a
bridge near North Augusta, Thursday
afternoon. The shooting attracted a
great crowd and for a time it was
thought that there would be trouble
but the arrival of a police platoon
The wounded officer was hurried to
the hospital where it was found that
the bullet had hit his shield directly
over his heart and glanced off, the
man not. being injured with the ex
ception of the bruise from the im
pact of the bullet.
Form National Currency Association.
Washington, Special. First Wash
ington and frhen Atlanta and New
York,-with a number cf other cities
close in their wake, is the way the
program now appears for the crea
tion of National Currency Associa
tions to provide additional currency,
to be issued by the banks whenever it
is deemed best in financial crisis.
Ku3w His Death Was Near.
New York, Special. Convinced
that he was about to be fatally at
tacked with hydrophobia as the re
sult of the bite of a pet cat, James
E. Hardy, 57 years old, of Bayonne,
N. J., a Standard Oil employe, de
liberately went about making arrange
ments for putting his affairs in order
and arranging for his funeral.
Early Thursday the hydrophobia
developed itself as he belisved it
would. Hardy was hurried from his
house ot the hospital but nothing
could be done for him there and af
ter an hour of auouv he died.
Too Bad, Children.
Nashville, Tenn., Special. Twenty
eisht hundred ice cream cones were
seized and. destroyed by Deputy
United States Marshal Shirley. The
cones were shipped by a Birmingham.
Ala., concern to a local firm and
were seized on the Ground that thev
contained boric acid, which is held
injurious to health and renders the
pioduct subject to condemnation and
seizure under the pure food and drug
FROM COUNTY TO COUNTY
Norti Carolina News Prepared and
Published. For the Quick Perusal of
"Lest You Forget" Tne "Crater."
July 30 was the forty-sixth an
niversary of the memorable "crater"
at Petersburg, Va., which was sprung
Capt. J. P. Sossamon of Cornelius
says that it is an eveut that sIiohIJ
be remembered. Grant was laying
siege to Petersburg which General
Leo was defending. Cold Harbor
bad iust been fontrht whore Grant
Iliad lost G,000 men in ten minutes.
Finding that he could not take
Petersburg by assault, Grant ordered
that a mine be dug underneath the
On the morning of July 30 this
mine was sprung. The 17th South
Carolina was just over the crater and
only one- company was left. The 49th
North Carolina was to the left and
the 56th North Carolina next. Cap
tain Scssamon was a corporal in
Alexander's Company K and well re
members this event. He sa3's that it
is something that lie will never for
get. Meeting State Farmers' Union.
The North Carolina Division of the
National Farmers' Union in execu
tive session at Raleigh elected . as
delegates to the national convention
at Charlotte, September 6, the fol
lowing: President D. II. Hill of the
A. and M. College, Raleigh; W. B.
Gibson, Iredell county; R. L. Little,
Pitt county; J. T. Smith, Surry coun
ty. The State is entitled to only the
The union discussed the question of
establishing tobacco dry-houses for
the purpose of competing with the
American Tobacco Company in handl
ing leaf tobacco for the production
for the growers. Dr. J. Y. Joyner,
State Superintendent of Public In
struction, in an address, declared in
favor of establishing agricultural
farm life schools, at least one in
each county. He outlined the plan
of having .the Legislature appropriate
$50,000 or $100,000 and then appor
tioning this in lots of $2,500 to coun
ties in which the county authorities
and the people will provide suitable
farm an school buildings, including
dormitories, and raise at least an ad
ditional $2,500 toward maintenance.
Annual Meeting Superintendents.
The State Superintendents of Pub
lie Instruction has decided the time
and the place of the next annual
meeting of the State Association of
County Superintendents. The meet
ing .will be held art the State Uni
versity, Chapel Hill, on August 30th,
31, September 1st and 2d.
Hickory will' make an effort to se
cure the shops of the C. & N. W. Rail
road, which were burned down' at
Chester, S. C;
State Expert Accountant.
J. Leslie Abbott, of Greensboro,
the expert accountant appointed
some time ago by Governor Kitcbin,
with the approval of "the Council of
State, to examine the accounts of one
and another of the State instiutions
and "departments Avhen thought ex
pedient, is at work, it being under
stood that he is investigating ,iust
now the affairs of the North Carolina
tuberculosis sanatorium. The affair
of this institution have been con
siderably in the public eye lately
through criticisms of Dr. Brooks as
superintendent and attacks on the
general business and administrative,
management. B. S. Skinner, for
many years superintendent of the
A. and M. College farm and steward
for the college, who resigned a short
time ago to take charge of the busi
ness end of the tuberculosis sana
torium, is now in charge there.
Everybody Works at Nashville.
The Nashville Canning Factory ia
in operation. Only tomatoes are
being canned at this time. Later
potato, cabbage, corn, etc., will be
canned. Major John McFadden, of
Hlinois, an expert canning man, is
in charge. The work is being done
by the young people of the town.
Severe Pellagra Case Cured.
Mrs. C. F. Stevenson has been dis
charged from the Watts Hospital,
Durham, in an apparently complete
state of health, a recovery, to all
appearances, from pellagra in a very
violent form. .
Durham Lawyer in Distress.
Attorney Benjamin Lovenstein at
Durham was placed under bond of
$750 on a' charge of embezzlement
and immediately made defendant in
another case of giving worthless
checks. The second suit of $7.26
went against him and he was fined
$10 and costs. He aippealed.
Drainage in Hyde County.
Mr. J. O. Wright is taking
part in the organizing of the drain
age district in Hyde county, in which
the State is interested in the Matta
muskeet drainage district. In this
part of the lands of Mr. M. Kake
ley, of Edcnton, have been included
and he has aDoealed to the Sunreme
Court in the matter, the special term !
of the court bejan cn July 2d.
Mr. J. O. Wright, the chief drain
age engineer for Florida in charge
of the Everglades.
NORTH CAROLINA EVENTS
Life in the Land of the Long
Newbern's Groat Bi-Centennial.
On Tuesday the bi-centennial took
a half hour in-passing a given point,
and was led by the Second Regiment
North Carolina National Guard, under
command of Col. II. C. Bragaw, of
Washington. , -
In rapid procession there passed
floats typical of the various industries
of Nenvbern, all symbolical with men
aad young women as figures. Many
prizes were won.
The floral and industrial parade and
Carnival pageant in the morning il
lustrated the industrial life of modern
times. The illuminated parade or his
torical pageant at night illustrated
great events in the history of North
Carolina. Both were great successes
and were witnessed and cheered by
Wednesday a feature of distinctive
importance was the organization of
the North Carolina branch . of the
National German-American Alliance.
The meeting was called to order by
J. D. Crappelman, of Charleston,
Southern vice president of the asso
ciation, and a tmporary organization
was effected by the election of the
following officers : President, M. G.
Tiencken, Wilmington; vice president,
W. F. Aberly, Newbern, and secre
tary, J. G. L. " Gieschen, Wilmington.
They met Friday night at Wrights
ville Beach and effected a permanent
'The annual parade of the 'firemen
was a riot of color and contrast and
altogether a brilliant spectacle.
Over a thousand spectators gather
ed in Craven county' handsome court
house to watch the dancers in the
grand colonial ball which xdosed the
Thursday the racing events of the
firemen were arried out. Asheville
Hose Company No. 3 won the first
prize in 301-5 seconds, and Ashecille
Hose Company No. 1 the second in
30 4-5 seconds. Capitol Hose Com
pany of Raleigh and Cue Kinston
company tied for tliird place, and
the third and fourth prizes iwere
divided between them. Rescue Hose
Company of Raleigh won fifth prize.
In toe hand reel contests (.here
were four entries, the course being
150 yards, with 98' feet of hose for.
water. In these- Salisbury was first
in 231-2 seconds; Spencer and Sal
em next, in -25 seconds; Chapel Hill,
in 20 1-5 seconds. Spencer and Sal
em ran off the tie and Salem won
in 25 3-5 seconds. Spcneer blow
ing 01T at the hydrant, though it
showed water. This gave Salem the
second and Spencer the third prize.
The same teams took part in the
grab reel contests. In this Salem was
first in 171-2 seconds and Salisbury
second in 17 2-5 seconds. Spencer
with Barger as buttman again blew
off at the hydrant and Chapel Hill
had the same hard luck.
Newbern's bi-centennial celebra
tion passes into history to linger in
the memory of those who saw and
participated in it. Planned first as a
local cclebraition, before fruition it
had assumed the proportions of a na
tional event, and the good people of
Newbern who had part in its concep
tion deserve all the glory for the suc
cess that exceeded even 'their expec
tations. No North Carolina city ever
attempted an effort so ambitious and
none could have more nearly attained
perfection of plan and purpose.
The program of the firemen was
concluded Friday night with a gTand
ball. ' A
The firemen will held their next an
nual meeting May 20, 1911, in Char
lotte.. Take Vets to the Beach.
Secretary Hall, of 4'ie Norfolk
Board of Trade, has taken up with
Major James W. Hamilton, repre
senting Major-General Julian S. Carr,
of North Carolina, the matter of in
vrtina: the Confederate .Veterans' As
sociation of the Old North State to
hold their annual reunion in Norfolk
, Growth of Banking Interests.
Some interesting figures, compiled
by the Corporation Commission, pre
sent a very creditable showing of
pregress in the State banking in
terests of this State. An especially
notable feature is that the total de
posits in the 335 banks under the
supervision of the commission at the
close of business June 30, was $44,
107,329, against $42,4S3,573 at tho
time of the report March 29. This is
a gain of $1,025,756 in deposits with
in the three months'. These reports,
of course, do not include national
banks in the State. The total re
sources of the Stale banks are $57,
851,130, an increase of $712,347.
Democrats of Fifth Nominate Stead
After an all night session of the
fifth district democratic convention
held in Greensboro, Major Charles,
M. Steadman was nominated at eleven
o'clock next day as the democratic
candidate for congress. The nomina
tion came on .the 438th ballet on
which ballot Maj. Steadman secured
227 votes. The number necessary
to secure the nomination wa3 204.
An electric lighting plant In Ne
braska is manufacturing Ice'yas a by
product. The exhaust BtearA of the
plant, which would "otherwise, go to
waste, is utilized in the ammonia ab
sorption process of ice manufacture'
and also for distilling water from
which the ie is made. This-venture,
we are informed, has proved a very;
profitable one for the lighting com
pany, and might be copied to advan
tage by other plants similarly situ
ated. A new system of treating1 eggs so
as to prevent them from growing;
stale when in cold storage,- has been
discovered in Rochester, N. Y. This
consists in subjecting the eggs to an .
electrical current. The theory is that
eggs when placed in storage are alive
and are gradually frozen-to death,
whereas if the life i3 destroyed by an
electrical current before they are
placed in stoarge they do not taste
! stale, even when kept on ice for a
long period of time.
In Rochester, N. Y., a good system
of electric light and telephone wiring.
is in use, whereby unsightly polo
lines on the streets are done away
with. The system is applicable chief
ly to the residential districts. The
lines are placed in underground con
duits in the streets," but Instead of v
making connections with the houses
directly from the underground con
duits, a pole is erected in the back
yards of each block and this pole line
Is connected to the conduits by an
underground branch at each side
street. This obviates the necessity of
having a manhole in front of each
Recent tests at Sandy Hook of the
resisting power of reinforced concrete
as a defense against high-powered
projectiles confirm the calculations
of the penetrating power of the
twelve-Inch gun. It is stated that a .
concrete wall twenty feet thick, heav
ily reinforced with steel beams was
pierced by a twelve-inch projectile
fired at high velocity. The blow'de
livered. was sufficient to penetrate
twenty-two inches of armor plate,
and the reinforced concrete withstood
the attack so well. that it will prob
ably be used in the. .construction of
the new coast defense fortifications
in the Philippines.
"A monograph bearing the title
"Quality of Surface Waters in the
United States" has been issued by the
United States Geological Survey. The
volume, which is the work of R, B.
Dole, contains the results of over'
500 mineral analyses of water from
the principal rivers of the United
States east of the Rocky Mountains.
Daily samples of water from nearly
200 stations were collected for a year,
united in lots of ten consecutive sam
ples from the same stream and sta
tion, and the composition subjected to
analysis. ' The analyses, giving, as
they do, the average composition from
day to day, and information regard
ing change of water level wherever
available, form the most complete col
lection of data regarding the quality
of American rivers that has ever been
published. They are on this account
particularly valuable to managers of
industrial and water works. Scien
Lazy Elevator Accidents.
Lazy accidents, Tip calls . most of
those that happen in elevators. Too
lazy .to shut the door quickly enough
or to shut it entirely, when this is not
done automatically by the machinery
itself. Too lazy, when it is a case of
a sliding gate, to slide it. Too lazy
to bring the car floor to an exact level
with the hall floor before the door or ,
gate Is ' opened. Tip suspects he .
might be guilty of the same, offenses
himself if he were running an eleva
tor all day long; but that doesn't al
ter the truth which he has observed
over and over again about elevator
carelessnsss.--Tip, in the New York
More AVeddings in Prance.
It is an interesting and no'teworthy
fact that since the promulgation of
the law of June, 1907, the effect of
which is to simplify the formalities
which are the necessary preliminaries
to marriage in this country, there
have been more weddings in France
than at any period since the begin
ning of the last century with the ex
ception of the years 1813 and 1872,
in the former of which men con
tracted unions to escape being sent
off to fight, while in the latter many
weddings took place which had been .
delayed by the war with Germany.
London Daily News.
From the Seat of the' Scornful.
Jack and Joey at the menagerie
watched the lion eat sugar from the
trainer's hand with equal interest but
"Oh!" gasped Joey, round-eyed.
"Pooh!" said Jack. "I could do.
"What! You?" '
"Of course! Quite as well as thai
old lion." Youth's Companion.
"Has your pocket ever been
"Really, I don't know. It never
was before I got married. If it .has
been since I, of course, would have
no way of finding out about it." Chi