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soon as he learned of her plight he proposed marriage and next day they
were off on their honeymoon, to live happily, let us hope, ever afterward.
This interesting experience suggests a few questions:
What drew an unprepared girl to the fierce grind of a city why didn't
she stay in the peaceful village? Was it because, seeing the boys go, she
feared, that to remain would mean monotony, dullness, the doom of unro
What is the fault that girls so drawn aren't better fitted for indepen-dent'wage-earning?
Isn't it taking chances to assume that a loyal sweetheart will appear
at the critical moment and turn tragedy into comedy to the tune of wed
Hadn't we better look closer to how such things are geared?
ANIMALS YOUOUGHT TO KNOW
lilPL; r . .
' -The sloth-bear lives up to its name.
He's just as lazy, just as down-at-the-heel
as he looks. Like most lazy folks,
he likes the sunny side of the street,
and when he climbs a tree to get
fruit he sticks to the sunny side of
The sloth-bear is an actor by trade
and a loafer by choice. He acts only
Mrs. Briggs So there's not going
to be a postal strike after all, Mrs.
Mrs. Johnson (remembering the
coal strike) Well, you never can tell
but what it may come at any mo
ment, so I shall lay in a good stock
of stamps now. Punch.
when some East Indian fakir takes
him into captivity and sets him jug
gling and cutting capers i at fairs or
in the tstreets.
The sloth-bear is native of the jun
gles of East India. Though almost as
large as the brown bear, the sloth is
a tree climber and it finds its food in
fruit trees and vines.
NOT TO BLAME '
"My dear, there's too much cal
oric in this soup."
."There! I told the cook you would
rather have it seasoned with pars
ley." Baltimore American.
o o ' .
There are women street car con
ductors in Valparaiso.