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Veteran, Miss Harpending didn't
burst into tears or swoon when
her lover told her that he must
answer the call of his country.
"I will go with you," she said
almost gaily. "I have been so
anxious all my life to see a real
battle, and now I will have a
"We can spend our honeymoon
between fights. , -That will be
better than mother's she was
left at home alone when -daddy
went matching off to war in '6L"
Miss Harpending is 21 .years
old and has achieved an enviable
reputation as a writer. Pavellas,
is well known throughout the
west as the editor of the Greek
paper "Eirenikos," which he es
tablished shortly after the fire.
Three of 'his brothers engaged
in the battle with the Turks in
1886. Two returned and, fought
again in th,e"war with the Turks
3n 1897. And one is already at
the fronton the present war.
"A race which kills Christians
with as little compunction as
chickens has no place in Europe,"
says Pavellas. "We must drive
"Yes, WE must," responded
A CHILD'S VOCABULARY
Some scientific sharks have
been investigating the vocabulary
jemployed by very small children.
tThe method is to take paper and
pencil and follow the child for
Several weeks, putting down
every new word that is uttered.
It was found that .children be
tween 16 and 19 months used as
few as 60 words and as high as
232, From two years on the vo
cabulary increases very 'rapidly,
until for three years the average
is 1,000 words.
Shucks! Who cares?
Ask any parent who is really
interested in his child, and he will
Jell you that all the vocabulary he
is concerned, about is composed
of five little words:
'.'I love you." '
Doesn't that vocabulary ex
press, all that is sweetest and best
in the world? Who cares about
the other 997words?
'A ladyrwhose friends had ar
rived unexpectedly got up an im
promptu dinner-party, and was
compelled to send to the nearest
pastry cook's for some large
tarts. All went on well until the
lady, unluckily wishing' to show
off by , pretending not to know
what was'at her own table, point
ed to the dish with an air of great
dignity, and inquired:
"John, what are these tarts?"
Whereat John briskly replied:
"Two cents apiece, ma'am."
Vistor to Mrs. McTavish, who
has been complaining about the
laziness -of her husband: "But I
always understood that yours
was a model husband?" Mrs. Mc
Tavish: "So he is, miss, butnot a
Romantic Youth I wish I had
lived in the knightly days of old.
tforea .Beauty o do JL