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heart. The war official notified us."
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
traw hats, many of them are sol-
lers orphans with crepe -bands
around one lean little arm. And as
the color bearers passed each small
right hand rises to salute the flag for
which th'eir 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
j)ld 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 over1 blood, with
his master shot and half conscious
cljnging to his mane. He's an Irish
fibrse, ain't you, Major? And his
master's an Irishman. Somehow they
find London lonesome.
" "So me and Major takes our walk
yp to the hospital, and the lieutenant
wheels down to the gate. You may
ijot believe what I tell you, ma'am,
hut the visit does them both good."
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j RASPBERRY MARMALADE
' To each two pounds of berries add
I cup of currant juice and boil 30
diinutes. Mash and stir with a wood
Jen spoon and drain through bag made
wf 3 thicknesses of netting. To each
(fuart of juice add iy2 pounds of su
igar. 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 V widely
known newspaper woman, having
been writing newspaper Vfeature 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 jout!
- Calif ormVPelican