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for fhem, and next Richard Wolfe
again appeared. In an excited, con
fidential way he informed the banker
he had learned that the bonds would
go up 20 poinfe-the following week.
He knew where he could buy another
block of them. They would divide on
the profits as before. Result: He bor
rowed $4,000 on the securities and in
a week Cyrus Merrill knew that he
was a swindled man.
Only Alton knew of the transaction.
He realized his uncle's humiliation
and chagrin when the latter reckless
ly announced that he would give half
the $4,000 to get the money back
from "the first man who had ever
put it over hq him."
For two days Alton was absent. He
returned to place in the hands of his
astonished uncle $2,000.
"The balance you promised as a
reward, you know," ht submitted.
"But how "
"I took a picture of that Wolfe fel
low the first day he came into the
bank," explained Alton. "I found its
duplicate in the rogues' gallery in
the city. They rounded up your man
a notorious criminal."
"Yes," said Mr. Merrill, "you can
keep that money and you can stay in
the bank. But if you ever hint pub
licly at the noodle I've been I'll dis
own you on the spot."
"I shall tell only Winifred!" whis
pered the happy young man raptly to
HELP FOR HOUSECLEANERS
By Caroline Coe
Go through the closets and weed
out the "usable material." Try and
make yourself see that to throw the
rest away is economy. Try and see
some possibility in old hats make
the felt ones into holders or jads to
polish waxed floors or sew two to
gether and make a cover for the
broom. They are smooth and leave
no dust marks after them.
Sew all the old stockings together
and cut in long inch strips, dampen
yfiih cedar oil .and put inrmop han
dle and you-have a perfect' oil mop
that will save much work and is of
very little expense.
faew the- tops of the legs of old
wool stockings into bag shape and
make a fine broom cover. Cut the
worn top or bottom from a dresa
skirt and sew into bag to hold the fine
linen you do not send in to the gen
CLUB WOMEN WILLHOLD THEIR
Mrs. Melville F. Johnston of Indi
ana, who is arranging program for
biennial council of general federation
of women's clubs, to be held in Port
land, Ore. '
ART OF SHOPPING
"What are you down for?" ,
"To buy myself a. box of face pow
der. Will you help me select it?"
"Certainly," assented the other
lady. "Suppose we begin by looking
at refrigerators and lace curtains."
A Boston physician declares that
corsets- laced in front are all right,
while those that lace behind are
wrong: One guess as to whethec or
not'h'e'is a married-'maii' j &.?