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"Three;short fingers," he gasped,
hoarsely, "then it must have been
Warren. Oh, he is not dead, but
alive. Mother! mother!" he shouted,
rushing into the house and seeking
his wife, leavingjhe stupefied Martin
standing staring after him, unable to
comprehend the meaning of his ac
tions. What the father surmised turned
out correct a little later. His son
was indeed alive. He had stolen back
home, poor, homeless, ill. It would
be no robbery to take his own trin
kets. Shamed at his past, he had
hurried away after taking the price
of a few needed meals, but his father,
with the aid of the police, soon lo
It was a joyful moment when.the
recovered son was told that the dread
hand of the law had been removed.
"All because of that blessed soot of
yours all honor to soft coal," the
delighted Stevenson told his neigh
bor. And a true neighbor he made of
him, and naturally Warren Stevenson
met Vinie. Closer and closer grew
the ties of true friendliness, and of
love, and then the natural sequence
of a happy wedding.
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
:' TODAY'S TESTED RECIPE
By Caroline Coe
Lamb Hash. Put the meat, cooked
for the lamb broth, through the meat
grinder. To every cup of meat used
add 2 cupfuls of chopped cooked po
tato, 1 heaping tablespoon of minced
sweet green pepper.
Mix and put in skillet with 2 table
spoonfuls of butter and 2 of stock or
milk. Salt to taste and bake 30 minutes.
"You ought to be a good boy by
the time you finish this job," said a
Texas judge to a young negro as he
sentenced him to 50 years in the pen
itentiary. "Yessir, Boss, thank you
sah," replied the negro. "Judge, kin
I start right erway?"
WHAT WILL KIDDIES DO IF THEY
TAKE MUD PIES AWAY
Mud's dirty, so Mrs. James Bu
chanan Stoner, mother of Winifred
Stoner, called tie "cleverest child in.
America," doesn't believe that kiddies
should make "patty cakes" or pies of
"Give 'them modelling clay," says
the child- marvel's mother, "and let
them make apples, loaves of bread or
other things they are familiar with,
instead of the alleged 'pies.' A child
should play with a purpose."
"Father, why do the Chinese be
lieve in ancestor worship?"
"I presume, my son, because they
have no family photograph album."
The crown prince of Germany
again is a proud parent. For a fellow
who is killed and fatally injured as
often as he is, he--is doing fairly welL,:
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