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THE PERKINS JOURNAL WAS LUTEFI' RING Relic Beyond Value Owned By New York Woman. Treasure Hac Been Handed Down In the Family for Four Centuries, and Now Money Cannot Purchase It. The wedding ring of Martin Luther's bride is one of the treasured posses- sions of Mrs. Hildegard Pinkert, wife of Roy. Maximilian Pinkert of the Ger- man branch of St. Bartholomew's church, New York. It bears the inscription: "D. Martino 13 JuniJ 1525.'" Doctor Luther met Catherine yon Boron at the home of the duke of Sax- ony after the convent of which she had been a member was dissolved. They were married soon afterward. The ring is quite large and fits the thumb of an ordinary hand. It is set with a brilliant ruby. It had been Luther's personal ring, given to him when he was ordained as bishop. For 400 years the ring remained in possession of the Anholt-Bernburg family of Leipsic. of whose family Lu- ther's bride was a member, and from whom Mrs. Pinkert is descended. For 100 years it was in possession of that branch of the family, of which the wife of Roy. N. C. Waiters of St. Luke's church. Leipsic, was a mem- ber. A few years ago she gave the ring to Baroness von Georgi, her niece. There .bad been a tradition that the ring should never be worn except by the eldest daughter of the direct de- scendant; also that it should be worn on the hand of a daughter who became the wife of a clergyman. The Baroness van Georgi. although the eldest daughter, gave this ring to her sister. Mrs, Pinkert. last summer, when Doctor and Mrs. Pinkert visited the old home at Waldenburg, near Leipsie. Doctor Plnkert, desiring to be as- sured of its genuineness, consulted posed of an Intricate device of gold. work, set with a ruby, the emblem of exacted love. The gold device repro. scots all the symbols of the Passion. In the center is the crucified Savior, on one side the spear with which the side was pierced and the rod of reeds of the flagellation. On the other is a blear of hyssop." In the work of William Jones, "Fin. ger-ring Lore," published in London in 1877, he describes the ring as fol. lows: "Beneath are the dies with which the soldiers cast lots for the garment without seam, and below are the three nails; at the back may be distin- guished the inside of the atonement; the whole so grouped as to make a large cross, surmounted by the ruby, the most salient feature of the device. "'On the inside of the ring the in- dcrtptions ar~ still perfect. They con- thin the names of the betrothed pair and the date of the wedding day in German---13 JuniJ 1525. This was the ring presented to the wife at the be- trothal and worn by her after mar- riage." Not Guilty. "Hey, you big busher!" yelled an excl~ed fan as the pitcher of the home team issued his fourth successive base on balls, forcing a runner across the plate. "Where did you learn to pitch? In a correspondence school?" If the pitcher heard, he made no sign, but another spectator sitting near the excited one administered a stinging rebuke. "You talk like a fish," he said scornfully. "What makes you think that dub ever learned to pitch any- where?" After a Catch. A man with a small mesh net was seen returning to his bungalow. "Been out after the speckled beau. ties?" asked a neighbor. "No, I'm going in after mosquitoes," replied the net bearer, with vengeance in his tones. Not So Bad as That. "What are you so furious about, wife ?" "Mrs. Smith Just called me an old DORMANT PRUNING IN FAVOR Work on Considerable Scale During Summer Season Is Not Advisable --Difficult to See. In practice, summer pruning, on a considerable scale, is not advisable. It is difficult to see, when the leaves are on, Just which branches should be re- moved, except in the case of dead branches. One must be on the guard, also, to avoid peeling of the bark when it peels rapidly. Pruning is less ex- peditiously done in summer than when the trees are dormant. There are occasions, however, when one desires to complete work of prun- ing begun early in the season. There need be no fear of injuring the trees by taking off a moderate number of HIS WIFE'S NAME OMITTED Barnum's Frankness. On one occasion Barnum had an elephant engaged in plowing on the sloping hill where it could plainly be seen by the passengers on the New Haven and Hartford railroad, an agri- cultural innovation that he knew would get notice of some sort in every newspaper in the country. It was even said that he received letters from farmers far and wide asking how much hay one elephant ate, and if it were more protable to plow with an elephant than with horses or oxen. His replies were invariably frank, and were of this purport: "If you have a targe museum in New York, and a great railway com- pany sends trains full of passengers within eyeshot of the performance, it will pay, and pay well; but if you have no such institution, then horses or oxen will breve more economical." Considerably Depreciated the Value of the Book Containing Speeches of Greatest Talkers. "Sir." said the sleek-looking agent, approaching the desk of the meek- looking man and opening one of those folding thingamajigs showing styles of binding, "I believe I can interest you in this massive set of books contain. lug the speeches of the world's great est orators. Seventy volumes. Pus dollar down and one dollar a month until the price, $680, has been paid. This set of books gives you the most celebrated speeches of the greatest talkers the world has ever known, and--" "Let me see the index," said the meek man. The agent handed it to him. and he looked through it carefully and me- thodically, running his finger along the llst of names. Reaching the end he handed the in- dex back to the agent and said: "It Isn't what you claim it is. I happen to know the greatest talker in the world, end you haven't her in the index." WHERE THE INCHES COUNTED British Statesman's Remarkably Neat Retort to Chairman's Shaft of "Wit." Lloyd-George's wit on the platform Is weli known, but here is one of the nearest retorts he ever made. He was addressing a meeting in South Wales. according to Pearson's Weekly, when the chairman, thinking to be witty at the chancellor's expense, remarked to the audience that he was a little disappointed in Lloyd-George's appearance. "] had heard so much about Mr. Lloyd-George," he said, "that I nat- urally expected to meet a big man in Carl Jensch of the Lelpsic Institute of cat)" every sense; but, as you can see for Arts, end he gave it as his opinion "Why, you're not old!"--Farm Pruning Peach Tree In Dormant Sea- yourselves, be is very small in slat- that it was genuine. Life. aDO. are." This ring was referred to by H. ~ -- --- Many an orator would have been Noel Humpbreys, an authority, in anAnd many an otherwise good man branches when the leaves are on, in artlcie in the Observer in February, Is not on speaking terms with his spite of the fact that the removal of grievously upset by such an unfortu- 1862, in which an illustration of it ap- own conscience half the time. leaves debilitates a tree. If done early hate beginning to the proceedings, but peared. He described it as the be- in the summer the injury is less than not so Lloyd-George. "I am grieved to find," he said, with trothal ring, but the Plnkerts have al- The emptiness of things here below after the summer growth is nearly mock seriousness, "that your chairman ways understood that it was used at is apt to be keenly felt before dinner, completed. Lu,--ther a marriage. He says: The removal of dead branches can- is disappointed in my size, but this is The betrothment ring of Luther, The cucumber knocks a man out not affect the vitality of the tree, no owing to the way you have here of which belonged to a family at Lelpsic after he gets it down. matter when d~ne. Nor can there be measuring a man. In North Wales we as late as 1817, and is doubtless still any serious effect if here and there measure a man from his chin up, but preserved with greatest care as aWhy does the bore never consider branches, which are too close or which you evidently measure him from his national relic of great interest, is com- himself in that class? cross, are removed. The thinning out I chin down!" - ~ - of small, twiggy branches for the pur- After that the chairman made no harmful process In early summer. The drain en the tree is less than it would Canned be to bear an abnormally heavy crop "Is .your wife putting up any fruit of fruit. There are a great many trees this summer?" which might be relieved of a surplus "No, but I've canned a few peaches of fruit during May and early June to myself" "You have?" good advantage. "Yes. l've had three different ~~ stenographers this year, and not one SPRAYI FiCULT Of them knew half as much about -- spetllng and grammar as she did Know Enemy You Are Fighting and about the latest fashions." Mix Materials Properly---Haphaz- ard Work Will Not Do. In a Restaurant. Angry Diner Waiter, you are ~not " It does not pay to spray, as spray- fit to serve a pig. tng is done by half of those who Waiter--I'm doing my best, sir. try it. Yet proper spraying is not difficult. A la Bible. Have first a clear idea of what you"If I kissed you on one cheek, what want to do. Know the enemy you arewould you do?" fighting, Then mix your materials ' o " "I d turn the other cheek, sis . properly. Study the formula and fol- low directions carefully, No haphaz- Contrary to the general belief, flies ar~ wc, rk will do, The details given do not pay particular attention to for the mixing are all necessary, baldheaded men. Spraying well done pays, and it pays big. . Female suffrage, says an old bach- Apply it right, with a strong pros- elor, is causc~l by a scarcity of hus- sure so as to make a very fine mist. bands. You can do it right if you try to and yet it is no easy Job. It is work from first to last, but It is work that Camping time is a lame of joy [or the youngsters, pays. [ Very few things are needed for a cracking 8ood time l --a tent, blankets, plain, stout clothing, and plenty of RIGHT HARDS I good, wholesome food. Well-Known Fact That Cold Air Set- ties to Lower Levels Is Often J A splendid food to take alongis Overlooked--Loss by Frost, Lp( --utN s '~isaweilree gnlzedfact'th ugh rites for orchards, that cold air set- iles to the lower levels. For this rea- son it is often colder at the lower sic- rations than it is at higl~f points in the same locality. This is what is m It s an ideal camping [ODd--nourishing, appetizing meant by "atmospheric drainage." The occurrence of i~est in low ann always ready to eat. places when there is none cn ~'~ rated areas Is thus explained. For the same reason peach 1)uds are often winterkflled or the blossoms are injured by frost in the spring in low places when nearby o~char~s cu higher elevations are injured much 5ess, or even escape entirely, Ben Help Feult Treaa. In a recent experiment at the Illi- nois statiGn it was f und that the ~ees in the netghborho~ wortr prin- cipally on the outside rows of toe or- chard, and this, with other factors, are the probable cause of tkis part of the orchard bearing more fruit. With hived located in the center of the or. chard, the trees nearest the hives were better pollinated than those far, thor away. Pruning Buah'F~.lt~ In pruning bush fruitm the principal .--.~ ~ .~-'~. An Instance. "We do everything in this country by machinery." "Yes, everything. Why, even in this very apartment house, they bring up the chlliiren by elevators." II This delicious wheat and barley food contains great nutrition with little bull It is made from the rutturai, whole grams, retaining all of their vital mineral salts, p Jc." ulaxly neccessary for building health and strength m growing boys and girls. Canape-Nuts is ready, m serve direct from the package--just add good n lk or cream. Summer rains won't hurt the supply--i)ackage am wax-wrapped Melted Away. John Grier Hibben, president of Princeton university, said at the Lake Mohonk arbitration conference: "The day is not yet come when vio- lence and oppression will melt away before right like the plumber's bill. "Like, I repeat, the plumber's bill. For a plumber, you know, once pro- sooted a millionaire a bill of $100 for mending a pipe. "But the millionaire handed the plumber a dollar note and said se- verely: " 'Receipt that bill of yours in full.' "'But--but--' said the plumber. " 'Receipt it in full,' the millionaire repeated. 'I used to be a plumber my- YOUTH HEADS BIG Youngster of Fourteen In Corporation Which Is Its Feet. and moistme-prooL Russel Monbeck, a Dayton (O.) boy, is Boys' Box Furniture porated under the laws It is a co-operative bering among its boys, ranging from ten to years. The company operates p. m. daily and the corn are chairs, music racks, writing desks, flower boxes and other light "The plumber at this gave a great which it finds a y start, receipted the bill and handed The profits are iv the millionaire 50 cents change." end of the year on a basis her of hours worked by ea Beating the Bakers. year the 28 stockholders d "Oh, I am almost tired to death!" ly $9,000. said the woman who spends half her The capital stock is o time addressing club meetings. "Our share. Some of the boys political economy club has been in to buy more stock, but the session all day passing resolutions company prohibit it, and drawing up petitions demanding Young Monbeck has a law regulating the price of bread, the producing and selling Only think! Three dollars' worth'of business.--Cleveland Lead flour costs, when baked into bread, $13. It's outrageous. We'll soon all ,Mean OlaposltiO~ be bankrupt. The bakers must be Before engaging rood=l made to feel the power of the law. house," said the bachelor, '~ You should have been at the meet- know if there are any ~f ~ fo in,g,~' couldn't come, I was too busy," crying babies staying her '~[~~ l~ds "I'm afraid there is,' ~ber of said the calm-faced woman, landlady; "but we--" '~ritiah "Busy on a club day? What on "Well, I was Just going f~l, The earth at?" tinued the other, "that if ~IIowa~ "Baking bread," said the calm- want you to put me in the~~ of th faced woman.---New York Times. to theirs. I want to watee~ "~ night and hear their troub!~ What He Did. I can congratulate myself:~ "Papa, who is this Thaw that the I'm not married.';- " ~lLollis papers are always talking about?" '-~ " that ! "He's the man who put the 'b' in ~~: Directions Want . fro~ 'rainstorm' " Oculist 00 - [this into your eye the P~ Of NOtheseFUrthervolumesUSe. ~re LP0hi :l'ohher~ day meals, "What are you Patient--Before meals, "7~taz throwing out ?" ' ~.~e,oi( "My library on international law." It isn't~~"~b~ f what you say ~:~fOre If the man who gives advice freely say It that makes a ~ gad knew it was good he would probably your friend or your ene~: ~ use it himself. . My notion of a pe~.~Oft ~y formance is that given b~ ca~ Occasionally we meets man WhOlen en gaged-ln'-k[s~ng e~ :te~y has sense enough to do the very best a~d The average brass band is harmless I gerous if the fool love let~~" [ avoided. ~i -, --until it begins to play. :q}!