the little chicks. A "setting" was
duly provided for by Ned.
"And when will the little darlings
be ripe7" inquired the eager novice
in rural ways.
"Well," respondedJMed slowly with
cold devoted serenity, -Svith warm
weather, by morning."
"Oh, I shall be awake at daylight!"
declared the excited enthusiast
"So will I!" voted Ned, and was. At
the weird hour of midnight he had
substituted a new brood of their own
for the setting.
Mr. Purtelle arrived at the end of
the week. He stared hard at Edna,
as she introduced Ned, as if he were
some old-time chum. The there was
a closer acquaintance of the members
of the family all around. One day the
truant pair came home consciously
"I've asked her and I love her,"
Ned told Mr. Purtelle promptly.
"Humph!" growled Mr. Purtelle,
good naturedly enough," and what
about the false pretences of cherries,
eggs and the like?"
"Oh, that shows his kindly disposi
tion, papa!" chirped in Edna. "I saw
through the humbug of his lot law"
and twelve hour chickens all the time,
and he was so obliging so anxious
to please me, that I led him on be
cause why, because," acknowledg
edthe blushing maid, "I I loved
GIRDLES! EH, YES! KNITTED
ONES AT THAT
The long waistline is with us again
and no prodigal was ever more warm
ly welcomed than the 'line of beau
ty" so long concealed under baggy
coats and frocks.
The new waist line has brought the
new girdle, a Parisian invention, and
just because Paris women have the
knitting craze they are knitting thel
new girdles, making them of mercer
ized silk in such glowing colors as
American Beauty, electric green and
rose color. Narrow velvet ribbon
laces the new waist zone, which, al
though it gives the wearer somewhat
the effect of a poster, is an effective
adjunct to a dress Betty Brown.
"My wife was arrested yesterday."
"She got off a street car the right
way and a policeman thought she
was a man in disguise." Puck;
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