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occasion, but that fact still fails to let than it actually did. Byron, by his the good General fall so low as has come poem, has made the Castle of Chillon to William Tell, for it now seems to be known to everybody. Rousseau was a fully established that, like the famous Swiss by birth, so too were Madame de Mrs. Harris created by the imagination Stael, Zwingli

, the Reformer, and our of Dickens, there never was any such own Agassiz. It became the adopted person. Schiller gave life to Tell by home of John Calvin, of Voltaire and for placing him in his tragedy which almost a long time of Gibbon, the historian of might have happened to Rolla the

to Rolla the The Decline and Fall of the Roman Peruvian, had the drama in which he Empire. figured become only a little more famous New Hampshire has not produced

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many persons whose fame is world wide, emblem of the Society then formed was and few of her own people know that the Swiss Cross with colors reversed, a Count Rumford, whose reputation in red cross on a white background, and as some respects stands side by side with such is now well known to the people of Franklin's, although not a native of New all civilized nations. Many matters of Hampshire, resided there for some time, international moment are adjusted in and when offered a patent of nobility Switzerland and quite a number of socieby the ruler of Bavaria chose to be ties or associations having such in charge designated as Rumford, that being the maintain permanent offices at Berne,

name

of the New Hampshire town the Swiss capital. where he had had a home, the same that There are no orders of nobility in is the capital of the State and now called Switzerland and no flaunting of riches. Concord.

Fashion fails to exert the influence it The Swiss having shown a sturdy possesses elsewhere. There are families intention to govern themselves

and with pedigrees longer than those of manage their own affairs, and a capacity many royal houses, and quite as respectfor doing so, and their country being one able and their members are not unconnot to be easily overrun by hostile scious of the fact but it does not weigh armies, it has been permitted to exist upon them and they are at no trouble in a condition of neutrality and independ to proclaim it. There is wealth, plenty ence for the past seven hundred years. of it, and it is made use of in every It seems to be a sort of neutral ground sensible way, but without any vaunting where the difficulties of other nations display or any I am better than you may be discussed and arranged. It was manner. If you see a woman with a at Geneva that the high joint commission hundred and fifty dollars of ostrich representing the governments of the plumes on her hat, and a different one United States and Great Britain met to match the color of every gown, or and arrived at the settlement of a advertising a blighted affection by carrythreatening cause of war arising out of the ing a poodle dog about in her arms, she depredations during our Civil War made is not a Swiss. Maybe the tourist is the by the British-built privateer Alabama greatest source of the national prosperity in consideration for which the British to-day and as such his value is recognized, government paid over to us the very and he is cared for with every regard for respectable sum of fifteen million dollars. his material well-being and convenience, It was in Switzerland that the arrange but is not stared at or importuned or ments by which the affairs of the Inter robbed or swindled, national Postal Union were arrived at, The excellence, the exquisite cleanliand that matter is still presided over ness and substantial elegance of the Swiss by an ex-President of the Swiss Republic. hotels is a matter that excites universal

Of all the flags of all the nations there admiration. The Swiss excel as hotel is not one more noticeable or of seemingly keepers and as such are famous all the better chosen design than that of the

world over.

There are different scales Swiss. It was originally the Coat of of prices for varying accommodations Arms of one of the oldest Cantons and and a sliding scale for various seasons, consists of a white cross of peculiar consequently a certain amount of barconstruction on a red background. Take gaining is requisite, but even without that one of Huyler's excellent caramels, lay the charges are certain to be no more than it down squarely on a piece of paper, reasonable for the service given and the then add another to the top side, another service is the best to be had anywhere. at the bottom, another to the right and a If you are away at mealtime that meal fourth at the left and you have a tolerable is not charged for in your bill; and representation, in bas relief, of the Swiss although every servant who renders a Cross. Some years ago when representa- service expects a tip when your stay is tives of various nations agreed upon ended, he is content to await the time certain rules for the better care of the of your departure before receiving it injured in the casualties of war, the and the amount required to satisfy the

multitudinous demands of this sort are actually less than the visitor at a White Mountain resort will find it wise to dispense if he wish the employees to be alive to his needs.

It is absolutely wonderful how full the country is of people. There are tourists everywhere and in crowds. They walk, they ride on bicycles, in automobiles, diligences, landaus, victorias. Go where you may you are never out of sight of them. This gives a sort of Coney Island or country fair character to it all. At the more popular hotels evening dress prevails. At one, on one occasion, I was to leave by an early train and being packed up to be in readiness, went to the dining-room wearing a sack coat and four-in-hand tie

and became conscious that out of more than six dozen men in the room I was the only one not appearing in evening dress. This is by no means the case at all resorts but is sufficiently so to make it certain that those who wish to carry about with them wardrobes extensive and expensive will find opportunity to display their possessions, and doubtless to come in contact with others who have more and better. It must not be understood from this, however, that one may not go about with an extremely modest outfit whether man or woman, but in such cases maybe it would be pleasanter to seek accommodations at houses of not the most pretentious sort. There are a plenty of such and they are very good too.

I DREAMED OF HOME LAST NIGHT

By J. J. MEEHAN

I dreamed of home last night;
The city walls
Fell outward and let in the summer air;
The shining fields grew clear, and by a hill
I saw the cottage where my mother sat
And plied her humble tasks of long ago.

The streamlet ran
Through green hay meadows, and I heard the call,
The cheering call of toilers coming in;
And saw them take their places, one by one,
Before the modest fare that closed the day.

The supper ended and my father took
His heavy pipe, and lighted up the dusk
With clouds that floated in the moonlit space;
My sister came; and her fair, girlish friend-
My dear sweet Alice of that schoolday time-
Made one of that strong group now grown to wear
The garb that mantles heroes of the past,
And that tradition fashions for her own.

I yearned—I spoke—I heard my mother's cry-
i dreamed of home' last night!

SCIENCE AND AGRICULTURE

By JAMES E. TRACY

re, but it hof this of the farm in the beago

labors of also Pringle otte, Vermo

T HE publicity given in recent thusiasm as keen as when he began

years to the experiments in collecting and hybridizing plants and

plant breeding by the “Wizard" Aowers fifty years ago, on his small Luther Burbank and a few others has home farm in the beautiful valley town emphasized the importance of this of Charlotte, Vermont. “The name of branch of horticulture, but it has also Pringle is a passport into the most cast in the shadow the labors of the hidden recesses of the scientific world pioneers in this

of three contifascinating realm

nents," says an of science.

enthusiastic a dMen like Fran

mirer of the great cis Parkman, Asa

scientist, and the Gray, Kirtland,

expression is but Hovey, Rogers

the truth. and Pringle were

The life of Mr. better known to

Pringle reads as our grandfathers

interesting as a than to the youn

romance. He was ger generation, al

born in Charlotte, though to them

Vt., in 1838. His and their contem

grandfather had poraries are due

been a botanist of the painstaking

some note, and research, the grop

his father, George ing experiments

Pringle, was aland the indefati

ways interested in gable labor that

botany and hortimade possible in a

culture. The Prinlarge measure the

gles ran a small wonderful results

farm and raised which the news

garden truck bepapers and maga

sides doing a little zines attribute to

something in the these latter-day

line of propagatscientists.

ing shrubs and Parkman and PRINGLE'S DEFIANCE WHEAT

nursery stock. Gray and most of

Young Pringle the others, except Pringle, are gone thus early acquired a rudimentary from among us. A quiet, unassuming knowledge of this sort of work and he man, with an indomitable will and loved to be employed among the plants, great vigor of mind and body, Cyrus flowers and grains. At that time the W. Pringle is, perhaps, the greatest possibilities of plant breeding were living scientist in this sphere to-day. practically unknown-in this country, Mr. Pringle is seventy-one years old at least-and Mr. Pringle, in his early and yet his step is as light and his en- experiments, groped in darkness which

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was unlighted by rays of early achieve- the enthusiasm of his nature and with ment. His father died when he was the desires and tastes of a scholar, strivbut a youngster, and Cyrus worked dur- ing to realize high ideals in agriculing the day at his favorite occupation ture and horticulture. He began the and read and studied at night. He study of plant breeding early in his mastered the rudiments of Greek and career and conducted experiments in Latin while a mere boy and matricu- hybridizing along original lines with lated at the University of Vermont. ' encouraging success. So enthusiastic The death of his brother at this time, was he that in order to be able to read however, interfered with his plans French books on hybridizing plants he to go to college and imposed upon him mastered the language and spent all his the care of his mother and the re- spare money in the purchase of such sponsibilities of the home farm. He books as he could acquire. He also manfully took up this work with all read everything he could lay his hands

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