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Iifs" pensioner and then staring as
Brown drew froni his pocket the let
ter he had received at the hotel. In
a moment Brown saw that the ad
dress on the envelope had startled
Mr. Thorpe. As4he latter perused it
his handsome face broke ihto a smile
of the most wonderful delight.
"Where did you get this?" he chal
lenged quickly, and Brown explained.
Mr. Thorpe hastened in search of
the captain of the steamer. He bribed
him to make a landing so he could
return to the town. He motioned to
Brown to follow him to land.
Veiy briefly he.made Brown under
stand that he had come to the place
to make up a quarrel with the young
lady he loved. The delayed letter, an
answer to his, had sent him away,
intending to never return, but Brown
had saved the day.
"My friend," said the grateful
Thorpe, "you have proved yourself a
jewel. You say you are a piano
"Yes, sir," assented Brown.
"Well, I shall lodge you at the ho
tel at my expense, get you a new rig,
and why! Til buy you a little piano
factory and start you in business for
what you've done for me!"
To understand what leap year is
you must first remember that the
exact length of the year is the period
of time Avhich it takes for the earth
to move through its orbit about the
sun. This is 365 days, 5 hoiirs, 48
minutes, 46 seconds. But as it would
be extremely inconvenient to reckon
this fraction of a day on every cal
endar it is omitted for a certain num
ber of years when it appears as the
extra day in a year of 366 days. As
tronomers have figured that the cal
endar can be perfectly computed by
adding this extra day to all years
whose numbers are divisible by 4 or
400. February is then given 29 in
stead of 28 days,( and the first of
March thus "leaps 'over" the one ad
IF YOU LOVE-HER, YOU MUST
LOVE HER DOG, TOO
Miss Vivienne Conline .
One of the popular leaders of
Washington - society and a dog fan-
cier of note as weltShe is daughter
of Majl John . Conline, U. S. A., re- '
tired, and Mrs. Conline.
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It's" rriighiyhacd-to please a wom
an. If you -stare at her she thinks
you roifl'eriafldif..you don't she thinks
1 you laek"- tastef &