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and beautifully, in spite of its wheez
ing, it played "The Last Rose of
Marion tried to arouse herself. She
struggle4 to sit up, but she no longer
had the strength.
"Ah, what does it matter?" she
asked sleepily. "Tis the last rose of
summer left blooming "
The music ceased, but Marion did
not move again, and the only sound
came intermittently as petal after
petal fell, until the stalk of the rose
stood bare and ugly.
Sometime in the morning some
one would smell that poisonous odor
of gas, someone would see the dead
rose, and someone would see the
dead girl who had loved the dead
And there would be a fresh mound
in the Potter's Field, and perhaps
some sentimentalist would place
roses on that unmarked grave on
Decoration Day for life is strange
the roses we yearn for while we live
come at so high a price or they
come not at all but when we are
HELP! THE LATEST SENSATION
IN GOWNS "HAS CAME"
New York, June 25. The latest
sensation in gowns has arrived from
Paris and Mayor Gaynor is thinking
of increasing the traffic squad. A few
old-fashioned folks think the militia
ought to be called out.
The new gown is called the "Ex
pose Toilette," and you can take it
from Fifth avenue that "expose" is
One young woman, hired by a big
department store to make the "Ex
pose Toilette" fashionable, appeared
on Fifth avenue wearing one of 'em
today at noon. The police had hard
work handling the crowds.
You couldn't make any mistake
about the young woman's form. It
seems that it is against the law or
something to wear corsets or petti
coats with the "Expose Toilette."
So this young woman, instead of
corsets and thingumajigs and petti
coats, wore a silk "combination"
with embroidered silk trunks, the
which any passerby could plainly see.
Also, there were slits in the skirt
of the gown, and through these peep
ed forth beautifully embroidered silk
stockings, to say nothing of knees.
The knees were embroidered, too,
you understand, with "knee-lets" of
diamonds, which clasped just below
the knee. These also were not con
tent to blush unseen.
Then again, because it was a nice
day, the lady scorned to wear shoes.
She wore a "sandal-pump" of patent
leather with the laces tied colonial
As has been said the crowd was
something fierce and the traffic cops
say they never did know one harder
PROVES A FIZZLE
Berlin, June 24. The latest
method of long-distance courtship
has proven a fraud because of the
falseness of woman.
Fraulein Bertha Stahl put her
name in a matrimonial advertisement
and Herr Justh, an engineer in South
Africa, wrote to her. He asked her
to have a moving picture made of
herself, doing housework. The film
showed the pretty fraulein in neat
apron with her hands in a batch of
Justh wrote for her to come to
Windhook and when she got there,
the girl confessed the picture to be
a fake. Justh refused to wed her and
she sued. The court held for the
Compulsory continuation schools
are extending in Germany, where em
ployers are required to permit ap
prentices to attend the classes a cer
tain number of hours a week. Be
sides vocational training, instruction
is given in arithmetic, composition,
civics, trade history, community wel
fare and other branches,