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The Cunning of the Crows In the inn garden I saw a dog eating a piece of meat in the presence of several covetous crows, says a contributor to Our Animal Friends. They evidently said a great deal to each other on the subject, and now and then one or two of them tried to pull the meat away from him, which he resented. At last a big, strong crow succeeded in tearing off a piece, with which he returned to the pine, where the others were congregated, and after much earnest speech they all surrounded the dog, and the leading bird dexterously dropped the small piece of meat within reach of his mouth, when he immediately snapped at it, letting go of the big piece unwisely for a second, on which two of the crows flew away with it to the pine, and with much fluttering and hilarity they all ate or rather gorged it, the deceived dog looking vacant and bewildered for a moment, after which he sat under the tree and barked at them inanely.

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When Jimmy Comes From School. When Jimmy comes from school, at four,

J-e-r-u-s-a-l-e-m! how things begin

To whirl and buzz, and bang and spin, And brighten up from roof to floor; The dog that all day long has lain

Upon the back porch wags his tail, And leaps and barks and begs again The last scrap in the dinner pail,

When Jimmy comes from school.



* The cupboard latches clink a tune,

And mother from her knitting stirs,

To tell that hungry boy of hers That supper will be ready soon ; And then a slab of pie he takes,

A cooky and a quince or two, And for the breezy barnyard breaks, Where everything cries, "How d'y do,"

When Jimmy comes from school.

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The rooster on the garden fence

Struts up and down, and crows and crows,

As if he knows, or thinks he knows,
He, too, is of some consequence;
The guineas join the chorus, too,

And just beside the window-sill
The red-bird, swinging out of view,
On his light perch begins to trill,

When Jimmy comes from school.

Cor. Third and Morrison Sts.

Portland, Or.

When Jimmy comes from school, take care!

Our hearts begin to throb and quake

With life and joy, and every ache
Is gone before we are aware;
The earth takes on a richer hue,

A softer light falls on the flowers,
And overhead a brighter blue
Seems bent above this world of ours,
When Jimmy comes from school.

James Newton Mathews.

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Heard and Told. A reporter for the New York Tribune chronicles what he calls a "one-sided conversation" which he overheard recently in a railway car. The moral of the tale lies so much on the surface that it would be an impertinence to enlarge upon it. A mother and her little girl occupied one of the seats, and the mother was absorbed in a book.

"Mamma," the child began, "you didn't speak to Mrs. Brown when we got on.” Her mother did tot hear her.

"She's sitting in front of us"—this in a loud whisper.

“Aren't you ever going to speak to her again?” "No, dear,” said the mother, not lifting her eyes.

"Not if she takes back what she said about the choir?

“No, dear."

Some of the neighbors began to smile, and general conversation was all at once suspended.

"And I can't go to her house again?"
“No, dear."
"Has she got it on ?"

There is no answer to this question, which is followed by a louder whisper:

"Mamma, is that the bonnet you told Papa about?"

"Yes, darling."
"And those the feathers?”
"Yes, dear."

"What made you say she looked like a fright in it?

No answer.
“You told Papa so."
“Yes, dear."

“Mamma, she's looking at you"—in a loudwhisper. Some one titters.

“Yes, dear.
"She looks angry.".

The brakeman slams the door and the mother looks up just in time to hear the child go on:

"I guess she heard what you said about the bonnet.”

“What bonnet, dear?" "Mrs. Brown's, you said"Stop your chattering,” said the mother, sternly, while a blush steals up from her throat to her forehead. "Don't open your mouth again.”

Then she returns to her book, but somebow she forgets to turn the leaves, and the blush lingers on her cheek till the train draws into the station and the passengers push their way out of the car.

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St. Helen's Hall. Miss Eleanor Tebbets, of St. Helen's Hall, Portland, Oregon, leaves August 1 for Southern California. She will visit San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Mateo and Mt.

Hamilton before her return to her winter's : work. Miss Vail will spend her vacation at

San Jose, and Miss Honóra Cannon leaves

on July 20th for a visit to the Yellowstone National Park.

Among the late improvements about the Hall and grounds, is the cnlarging of the room assigned to the intermediate department. As it now is, this spacious room, coupled with its new equipments for instruction in that department, is unsurpassed any. where.

A few of the young lady boarders still remain but they will soon leave for their respective homes.

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et Academy

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J. W. HILL, M. D., Principal. Christmas Term opens Sept. 18, 1900


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