'Tou do not recognize him?" in
quired Blanche with a quizzical smile.
"Why, no," replied her sister with a
"He is Ayrih."
"You mean theman whom you
rescued from thatThorrible penance
at the old post?"
"The same. Through him, my dear
Marcia," declared the young consul,
"all our good fortune seems to have
started with a bound. A little seed
of kindness "
"And lo! the beautiful full-blown
flower!" cried the happy Blanche, her
outspread arms expressing the lux
ury, the joy, the comfort, the rare
love with which heaven had blessed
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
By Berton Braley.
We knock and criticize her,
We scold, apostrophize her,
We wish that she were wiser,
More capable and kind;
Her path we're always stalking
To criticize her talking,
Her clothes, her way of walking,
Her manners and her mind.
We say, "Oh, highty-tighty!
She's frivolous and flighty
And all her ways are mighty
Undignified to see;
She dances and she chatters,
Our olden rules she shatters
And laughs at serious matters
With unabated glee."
We chide and we correct her,
We shadow and detect her,
We study and dissect her
With all her smiles and tears,
And find, on looking o'er her
(And learning to adore her),
She's just like girls before her
For twenty thousand years !
A Russian is not of age until he is
6 years old. Until that time at least
four-fifths of his earnings must go to
"MADAME LA PRINCESSE" IS
THIS WEE GIRL'S TITLE
She's is only 6 years old, is this lit
tle girl, Princess Marie of Belgium,
but in her land they call her "Her
Royal Highness, Madame La Prin
cesse Marie-Jose." That's because
her father is the king.
THE HORSE STILL IN IT
.Reports from the Union Stock
yards give the interesting fact that
there are now employed in Chicago
72,939' horses, oronly 287 less than
a year ago. In Boston the number of
horses is only 50 less than 10 years
ago. Minneapolis his 158 more and
St. Louis 730 more than 10 years ago.
Inasmuch as the city driving and
carriage horse has rapidly disappear
ed the figures show that more draft
horses are in use today than ever
before, motor vehicles- notwithstand
ing. Farm -and Fneside.
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