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'of you !" He turned to Elizabeth.
I don't wonder you Met that
youngster supplant me. I didn't
treat you right, anyway."
After an awkward silence
George commanded them: "Take
hands, both of you; I'm going to
bless you and go !"
When they protested that it
had not yet gone this far with
them he seized each by an arm
and drew them 'together before
him. "Now, if you want to
please me before I go, do as I tell
"George,, I'm deucedly asham
ed that I didn't come aboveboard
about my love for Elizabeth."
John softened. "I was a sneak,
and your big-heartedness makes
me feel "
"That'll tioi Kid. Take hands!"
he insisted, nervously.
"On her account, George, I
must assure you that she never
has promised me anything. She
wouldn't while you held her to
her engagement. Of course she
couldn't just throw me out of the
house, and so "
"Elizabeth, take his hand and
promise him everything right
As they stood before him he
rejoiced to see their happiness.
"Is there anything else I can do
for you two happy ones?" he
John fervently grasped his
hands. "You're the most gener
ous man on earth!" His voice
was thick with emotion.
Elizabeth raised her arms and
threw, them wildly obtu his.
neck, expressing her gratitude
with a fervent kiss.
' Then George departed. He
walked to the corner and turned
into another -street. From there
he ran the remaining three
squares to the telegraph office.
Hastily picking up a pencil, he
Miss Beatrice Craig: Will be
back tomorrow. Don't make any
engagements for the evening, as
I must see you. George.
"Please rush this," he request
ed the operator.
(Copyright:, by W. G. Chapman.)
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The Bull Mooster.
'Jesse Garrett of Bennington,
Kan has a rooster. ;
The rooster's name is Riley, of
Plymouth Rock ancestry.
Like other roosters, Riley can
crow to beat the band. They do
say, however, out in Bennington,
that every time one mentions
Roosevelt's "name in Riley's hear
ing he stops crowing for his
harem of hens and crow? for T. R.
But there is one drawback to
Riley's crowing for T. R., and
that is this: Unless there's a chair
near by he won't crow for the col
onel. If there's a chair handy
Riley will mount the back of it
and crow as often as any one says
Mr. Garrett is now trying to
teach Riley to give the regular
bull moose call.
Last year 4,525,000 grey squir
rels, 1,500,000 white hares, 200,
000 ermine and 12,250 sables were
killed in Siberia to provide vari
ous garments of fur.