"You are the gentleman who was
arrested instead of my brother, she
Reeves smiled whimsically, with a
glance -at his dust laden garments
and his bruised, roughened hands.
"Oh, my friend! niy friend!" cried
the lady, and seizezd one poor
wounded hand and kissed it. "I am
the sister of the man you so nobly
served. He was on his way to my
dying father with the last possible
medicine that might help him. In his
anxiety my brother forgot you, but
telegraphed me. We can never repay
you. And now, take me to this Miss
"I have paid Miss Morris for her
loss," said the lady, as she rejoined
Reeves. "I will also give her some
large art orders. As to you, best of
men, I shall place in the bank a sum
sufficient to start you in business."
"No, no " began Reeves.
"It must be. And shall I tell you a
secret?" inquired the lady with a
happy smile. "Miss Norris loves
"If I thought that! " began
He soon knew it, and the principal
wedding gift was a cozy little home,
a present from the grateful man in
whose behalf he had acted the scape
goat. (Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
DOES HIPPOPOTAMUS SWEAT
A popular theory in regard to the
hippopotamus is that it sweats blood.
Circus men advertise the animal as
the "blood-shedding behemoth." The
fact is, the hippopotamus exudes
from its pores a pink, oily substance
which keeps its skin in condition. In
stead of sweating blood, it would be
more proper to say that the hippo
potamus carries its own cosmetics.
A curious thing about the hippo
potamus is that he can close both his
ears and his nostrils as well as his
eyes. These organs are so located
on the head that they can be the only
part of JIr. Hippo out of water in
case of necessity which renders him
FULLER SKIRTS ,TO' BE WORN
THIS SPRING .
White wool tailor-mades will be
worn much this spring and many wo
men will use much 'black velvet in
The illustration shows a new Rus
sian blouse and much fuller skirt
than women have been wearing.
The soutache braid trimming will
be one of the distinctive features of
the new spring walking suits.
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