win hequeathing his estate, but en
mity arose between the heirs and the
will was destroyed. One of these
sons was Lawrence Springer, and it
is from his branch of the family that
the Misses Holmes have descended.
Finally the U. S. government took
a hand in the matter and, to ascer
tain the rightful owners of the prop
erty, took a census of all the Spring
ers in the United States. This was
followed by an offer on the part of
the government of $11,000,000 for
the land included in Wilmington,
which was refused.
Meanwhile the two manicure girls
were working and gathering evidence
to prove that they were the descend
ants of the wealthy Carl Christopher
Springer. Now the girls are going to
Stockholm to make a demand upon
the Bank of Sweden for the money
deposited there by Carl Christopher
Springer in 1758, arid which, if they
obtain will be divided among them
selves and their relatives.
Time was when I put on my glad rags each night
And was off to a dance with the gayest delight,
When I never came home save to eat and to sleep
And Joy with a goblet from which I drank deep,
When life was a lyric and love was a song
And I wanted to laugh and to mix with the throng,
But now as the years all too swiftly advance
My slippers and pipe I prefer to a dance!
Time was when I capered with unwearied feet
When motion and melody made life a treat,
But now I have corns and my breathing is short
And going out evenings has ceased to be sport 1
The white Ights may beckon, the music may call,
But somehow they cannot enchant me at all.
I can't keep the pace, and my humble desire ,
Is my slippers and pipe and a place by the fire!
Oh, the heart may be young, but the limbs will grow old,
And the blood in its coursing grows ever more cold,
And the joints become creaky and thinner the hair
And you find thai a seat in your big easy chair
Is far more enticing than ball rooms; in sooth
You'll know by these presents you've finished with youth,
It'B useless to bluff no, there isn't a chance,
When slippers and pipe you prefer to a dance! , j
Ohioans have formed a state al
falfa association. Wonder if those
Buckeyes are going to like stewed
He Some tunes quite carry me
She Only tell me one, and I -trill"
play i with great pleasure.
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