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Ellen Wilson McAdoo, infant daugh
ter of the Secretary of the Treasury
and Mrs. McAdoo, who was Eleanor
Wilson, wants to go to sleep, they
don't tuck her in,a downy crib in a
darkened corner. -
They hang her out the window.
A box-like crib is attached to a
window on the fourth floor of the Mc
Adoos' house. It is so constructed
that after little Miss Ellen is snugly
esconsed in her covers the crib can be
swung out the window and the baby
can sleep in, pure, fresh air, without
the constant care of mother or nurse.
Physicians who have inspected the
crib declare it is particularly adapt
ed to crowded districts of the city
where it is difficult to find a healthful
place for infdfhts and children.
LEAP YEAR GIRL ON 10,000-MILE
JAUNT TO "POP QUESTION"
Miss Dolly Castle.
San Francisco. When Miss Dolly
Castle, daughter of a wealthy Aus
tralian cattleman, arrived in San
Francisco the other day Dan Cupid
smiled knowingly and winked his
right eye. Dan was pleased, for Miss
Castle, when she reaches New York,
will have the 1916 Leap Year record
of making a 10,000-mile journey to
"pop the question" to the man she
The fortunate gentleman is Lieut.
Willis Baxter of the British army,
veteran of the Dardenelles. He is in
New York recovering from wounds
received in a charge against the
It is a childhood romance that
laughs at distance and sends Miss
Castle across an ocean and a conti
nent to her sweetheart. Lieut. Bax
ter is the son of a neighbor. But just
as the little blind god was about to
place his stamp of approval on a
match well-made war broke out and
Baxter answered the call of his flag.
"He was on his way back, he said,
to have a serious talk with me,"
laughingly explained Miss Castle,
"but I cabled him to stay in New
York. I suspect what he wants to
tell me, but I am going to surprise
him and exercise the right that the
year 1916 gives me."
BAD NEWS AND EGGS
Bad news and ditto eggs had best
be broken gently. Philadelphia
When Luke McLuke wrote it two
years ago, it read: "Bad news and
bad eggs should be, broken gently.
Just so! And when we wrote it
fflur years ago, it ran thus: "How
do you tell a bad egg?"
"If I had anything to tell a bad
egg I break it gently." Boston
Don't get Excited, gentlemen. The
thing had whiskers when Noah was
a boy. Biddeford Journal.
Not so; it was a female egg. And
as the Argus remarked away back
in 1803: "News dropt to a woman
is like a bad egg everybody will
soon know it, broken ever so gen
tly." Eastern Argus.
They say a woman is as young as
she looks, but that doesn't mean she's
always as young as she thinks she