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"Give me that grip again," he said, f
and Blake, all against the fraternity
rules, delivered it
"My fault," he acknowledged.
"You got your thumb crossed in the
wrong place. It must have been my
gout had made me imagine Well,
young fellow, maybe I'll let you keep
"And how about Miss Fagan?" in
quired the other.
"Muriel? My daughter! I'll see
you I er now don't cry, Mollie,
dear. J guess she goes with the job."
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
DIARY OF FATHER TIME
The following method of conduct
ing an auction was very popular
about 200 years ago, and even quite
lately the "Sale by Candle" has been
seen in France. The auctioneer was
provided with a number of small wax
tapers, each capable of burning
about five minutes. As soon as a
bid was made one of these tapers
was placed in full view of all inter
ested parties and lighted. If before
the flame expired another bid was
offered, it was immediately extin
guished and a fresh taper placed in
its stead, and so on until one flickers
and dies out of itself, when the last
bid becomes irrevocable.
The custom of selling by candle
was once prevalent in England.
Pepys refers in his diary to this in
in the following extract:
"Sept 3, 1662: After dinner we
met and sold the Waymouth, Suc
cess and Fellowship hulks, when
pleasant to see how backward men
are at first to bid, and, yet, when the
candle is going out, how they bawl
and dispute afterward who bid the
most first And here I observed one
man cunninger than the rest, that
was sure to bid the last man, and to
carry it, and, inquiring the reason,
he told me that just as the flame goes
out the smoke descends, which is a
thing I never observed before, and by
that he do know the instant when to
HOW ,TIME DRAGS
By Berton Braley.
Swimmin' hole is gettin.' warm,
An' on Uncle William's farm
Hay will soon be growin' high
An' they'll mow it bye an' bye,
Stack it up an' then we'll play,
Roll an' jump around in hay.
School days will be over soon:
Long the early part o' June
We will leave the school an' all
Done an' finished till the fall: i
No more lessons we must learn,
No more pages we must turn.
We'll have time, an' time to burn',
Time f er swimmin' an' f er races,
Time fer findin' hidin' places
In the woods, an' diggin' caves,
Time fer playjn' Injun Braves;
Time fer mitt an' ball an' bat
An' fer playing Two 01' Cat
Gee, but ain't it simply great
Jimminee! It's hard to wait '
Time moves awful, awful slow,
Days don't never seem 'to go. -An'
I fairly want to shout,
"Gosh! I wish that school was ou't!"
PINEAPPLE PARINGS J-
When trimming a pineapple for
jam or canning drop the peeling into
warm water for about five minutes.
Drain and put into saucepan "with
cold water enough to cover. Simmer
one-half hour. Strain through thin
cloth and add one cup of sugar to
two cups of water and boil until it is
as thick as cream. Cool and bottle.
This is fine for nuddintr sauces.
and added to any ice drink will im
prove its flavor.
At the age of seventy-four aMafes
achusetts woman has- takqn out a
patent for a sleeve valve engine.
She patented her first Invention at
the age of twelve.
The largest GoKath beetle, found in
Africa, Is goliathus giganteus; reach
ing a length of 3 inches.