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word at that scientific assembly I
told you about."
"Why, I am very glad to know that
your great . desire was met," said
"Yes, I have seen the boasted miss
ing link specimen-.qf a giant ape
found in Borneo," replied the pro
fessor. "It has been a great source
of interest to me."
"Tell me some more about those
cunning little red ants," pleaded Ida
line, climbing into his lap.
Why Professor Dabney lingered in
the city, now that his mission was
accomplished, he could not himself
e'xactly analyze. But he did stay,
and every evening he visited the lit
; "I am going home tomorrow," he
told Rhoda one evening, and, watch
ing her expressive face closely, he
fancied with a throb of home that
dhe looked sorry for the announce
ment. "Perhaps I had better say
what I was going to write," he con
tinued. "Then why not do so?" she smiled
"One word, a lost word, discovered
through you, did me great service,"
said the professor, "and you have en
abled me also to find and understand
"And that?" interrogated Rhoda,
tftill smiling, but trembling all over.
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
; THE MUSIC OF THE ROAD
Along the road I hear
' The humming of the wire;
It says Chicago beef
Is high, and getting higher.
' New York Telegraph.
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LAST WORD IN STYLE IS MISS
1 AMERICA'S SKATING RIG
The "Made in the TJ. S. A." fashion
artists have designed no smarter cos
tume for Miss America that the skat
It is as practical as it's pretty, and,
pnlike most really smart gowns it is
very comfortable. The new -skating
suit is of heavy cloth, biscuit-tan in
color. A skating cap' of red brown
beaver, white wool gloves and a white
woolen scarf complete the up-to-date
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