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Wi9PM il n il il II liiiiili)i
just as soon as I brush mj hair."
While we were at luncheon the
clerk sent word that my suitcase had
been found, and I would not let Dick
eat any sweets. I told tiim to order
the coffee upstairs, expecting, of
course, to be able to serve him with
the birthday cake.
"What's the answer, Margie?" ask
ed Dick, as he did as I directed.
"You'll see," I answered but, alas'
he did not see, for the cake was one
mass of soft, sweet stickiness. It was
all over my clothes fortunately it
was not near my new dress. That
was all right, but you could not tell
which were Dick's birthday sox ana
which was his birthday cake.
I tell you, little book, my surprise
has surely turned out a double cross
and it has proved so ridiculously dis
appointing that poor Dick, although
bursting with laughter, has taken
pity on me and suggested that I put
on my pretty new dress, take a ride
up to the hilltop for dinner and then
come back downtown in time for
"Never mind, Margie, you meant
well," sdid Dick as I alternately
laughed and cried, "and we'll see if
we can't kill the jinx."
Perhaps I will have a good time
yet, but hereafter no "surprises" for
mine I'll give Dick and everyone
else ample notice of my coming.
(To Be Continued Tomorrow.)
A HONEYMOON LEXICON
Kiss A mouthquake occasioned
by the contact of two heavenly
Scenery Her countenance.
Hug A soul clinch.
Pout S. 0. S. for a kiss.
Quarrel An eclipse of the honey
moon. Biscuit An adamantine rock of
the early hymeneal era.
Old Shoe A 14-inch shell used in
firing the bride's salute.
Fla An architectural recess into
which two may squeeze by hugging
up close. Judge.
WAR LIFT&iBN- FROM RUSSIAN
Petrograd, Russia. War has
brought sunshine. instead of sorrow
to the beautiful Countess Torby,
morgantic wifd'df Grand Duke Mich
ael of Russia.
The grandjcUikei"! the czar's uncle,
but even sqwtifen-ie married out of
the rfcyal circle le was banished from
the Htfsfe)a.n cptirt When war began,
however, te.czaf-lifted the ban from
the offending couple and. the duke is
fighting at .the frbnt while "his wife is
making woolen mittens for the Brit
ish soldiers who -are. in the field.
Great saving .can be effected in the
use of metal polishjf it is mixed with
paraffin oil. A tin qfolish and about
four egg cupfuls- of tie oil shaken
togetherwilllgBffpT -months, besides
being much oleaster to use. j