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hangs head down with his feet to
ward the sky.
Whilst on an American race course
a rare attraction in the states now
adays, I am assured I felt secure
from the importunities of bookmak
ers until one betting chap rushed
upon me and fairly overwhelmed me
with his lure of riches. He urged me
to place a wager thuswise:
"Raise some kale, kid, rustle up d
hogshead of the buying daff. You've
got the chance of your coachdog
spotted career to clean up, cash in,
make the big haul and put the purr
in 10,000 per cent. Lay all you hard-
earned on "Seltzer Bess," the little
bang-tail that flicked the silt in Dan
Patch's bow-lights. Take it from
xnuh,.cullie, she's a 60 to 1 shot, with
the judges wise and
By Berton Braley.
"Alas," the struggling painter cried,.
"My artist soul is sorely tried,
The crass commercial side of life,
The constant toil, the constant strife,
Give me no chance to do my best,
But keep me working without rest
At making pictures which will sell,
A thing at which I rebel
If I had money so I could."
Fortune to that young men was good,
An uncle died and left his roll
To him who had the "artist soul."
No longer was there need to do
The pictures he'd objected to,
And "Art for Art's sake" he was free
To follow long and faithfully.
But when his money came to him
Sohehow ambition lost its vim;
Without the struggle and the fight,
The game had lost its old delight;
At first the work he did was small;
At last he didn't paint at all!
The moral is that toojnuch pelf
Oh, make the moral for yourself!
Select a good grade of evaporated;
peaches or apricots; wash, then
steam half an hour in a sieve set over
a kettle of boiling water, keeping it
covered. When soft have ready a
plate of finely granulated sugar,'
press and- work in as much as the
fruit will take up, roll again in the
sugar and lay, flattened out, on wax
ed paper to dry.
At the wedding reception the
young man remarked: "Wasn't it
annoying the way that baby cried
during the whole ceremony." "It
was simply dreadful," replied the
prim little maid of honor; "and when
I get married I'm going to haye en
graved right in the corner of the in
vitations: . 'No babies expected.' " J