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the fair advertiser, not thinking of
any reward save a look at her bonny
face. He was not embarrassed with
threadbare attire this time. He was
in appearance fully what he was a
She welcomed-him with surprise,
but as well with-honest pleasure shin
ing in her bright eyes. Then she ex
plained. The.nickel must have fallen
out of her hand bag at the time of
the accident. She had that day taken
it from her uncle's safe to have a
gold receptacle made for it, for it was
a treasured memento in the family.
It had stopped the- course of a bul
let at a time when her uncle was a
victim to drink. He had reformed
and treasured the coin as a memento
of evil days now fully redeemed.
Of course Ross declined any re
ward. As he was about to depart,
little Lois bounded into the room to
greet him as if he were a familiar
"Then you have not forgotten
me?" smiled Ross.
"Oh, dear, no! nor sister either
I'll show you."
And taking up a sketch book she
showed a drawing, a very fair pre
sentment of himself. Nellie blushed
and tried to prevent the exhibition
of it, but Ross had seen and hoped.
And hope brought deeper love, and
that was refined into a mutual affec
tion that kept the cherished bent
nickel in the family.
(Copyrightby W. G. Chapman)
DON'T OVERDO PLAY
With their natural aboundant en
thusiasm children tend to excess in
exercise. Warn them that "stunts"
in running, jumping, lifting, etc., may
lead to permanent injury such as en
larged heart, strained ligaments or
- To permit a person in any seat in
an automobile to regulate its speed
without the knowledge of the chauf
feur is the purpose of a German indention.
LITTLE GIRL HAS BIG VOICE
TIS SUCH A TRAGEDY!
New York, N. Y. If Wilda Bennet,
the Weber theater show girl, only
weighed 198 pounds
But she'-doesn't. That's why she.'s
in the chorus instead of in grand
opera. Miss Bennet has a big con
tralto voice, so big and musical a
voice that she's" sometimes called the
"Schumahn-Heink of the chorus,"
but she hasn't got the Schumann
Heink avoirdupois. She "weighs in"
at 90 pounds and. that's about 100
pounds too light for grand opera
Miss'Bennett spends 11 her spare
time now in the "gym" adding cubits
to her height and pounds to her
weight. She'd rather sing in a grand
opera-than carry aspear-at Weber's,