heart. Thp war official notified us." 1
Just beside the bus a recruiting
band parades with banners and music
and a grave little company of charity
school children gather at attention
along the curb.
All were in sailor suits with big
straw hats, many of them are sol
diers' orphans with crepe banas
around one lean little arm. And as
the color bearers passed each small
3 right hand rises to salute the flag for
which their fathers died.
Roused by the drum roll a care
fully blanketed horse prances stiffly.
A hostler holding the headstall reas
, sures his charge with anxious care.
"Been sick?" questions a cordial
old lady on the sidewalk. The hostler
is all complaisance. "Well, not ex
actly sick, ma'am; hurt is more like
it." A ready hand throws back the
horse's blanket to show a half-healed
wound. "Nasty cut, that was, ma'am
as you ever saw. Done with the slash
of a sword.
"Nobody knows what happened.
First the regiment heard was Major
galloping home all over blood, with
his master shot and half conscious
clinging to his mane. He's an Irish
1 horsed ain't you, Major? And his
master's an Irishman. Somehow they
find London lonesome.
"So me and Major takes our walk
up to the hospital, and the lieutenant
wheels down to the gate. You may
, not believe what I tell you, ma'am,
but the visit does them both good."
. RASPBERRY MARMALADE
To each two pounds of berries add
1 cup of currant juice and boil 30
minutes. Mash and stir with a wood
en spoon and dram through bag made
of 3 thicknesses of netting. To each
(& quart of juice add iy2 pounds of su
gar. Boil 20 minutes and put into
glasses while hot
Mark the bottles of poison and to
prevent accident, tie a tiny brass bell
to the neck of each bottle. Even in
the dark the bell will warn one.
DAY BOOK WRITER YOU OUGHT
Idah McClone Gibson
Idah McGlone Gibson is a .widely
known newspaper woman, having
been writing newspaper feature sto
ries, dramatic criticisms and fiction
for 20 years.
Although she has published poems
and stores and edited two popular
women's magazines, Mrs. Gibson
still prides herself on being a report
er, and her news feature stories rank
with her best fiction. As an inter
viewer she is known throughout the
country and she has interviewed
practically all the men, and many of
the women, who have been "making
history" in the United States during
the past score of years.
Mary had a little lamp,
It was well trained, no doubt.
For every time a fellow called
The little lamp went out'
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