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morning. In the afternoon he rose j
and dressed; just as he had com
pleted his toilet there came a tap at
the door and Miss Mary stood re
vealed, carrying atrayon which a
hot lunch was smoking.
"I was afraid you were ill Mr.
Saunders, when you didn't come
down to breakfast," she explained.
"I hope it is nothing much?"
In spite of the weight upon the
young man's mind he could not help
thinking that he would like to catch
this vision and keep her to be his for
Miss Mary sat down the tray and
came toward him, holding out her
hands impulsively. "You are in trou
ble," she said. "Tell me what it is."
I He told ner, sick ana trenmung.
When he had finished he asked tor
her advice. But to his amazement
Miss Mary was actually smiling
smiling, while the tears stood in her
"Oh Mr. Saunders!" she exclaimed.
"You didn't believe a word those two
dreadful liars said? Why, I saw them
plotting together last night. They
are both highly respectable men, of
their kind, except for drink and shift
lessness. Mr. Saunders, they wanted
to give you something to occupy
your mind, that's alL They tried
. that trick with Mr. Harrison once.
You speak to them and you'll find
4?T The young man gasped. "Are you
sure, Miss Mary?" he demanded,
seizing her hands again.
"Dead sure," she answered. And
suddenly a silence fell between them.
"Miss Mary," said John in an al
tered voice, "I am a fool. I need
someone to look after me. Will you
won't you will you try, dear?"
And Miss Mary promised that she
DULLING TOUCH OF AGE
- You can never tell. Perhaps the
man who says the most fool things
now used to get off something bright
and sensible when, he was a baby
UNIVERSITY HONORS FOR THIS
The daughter of the postmaster
general gives more attention to study
than to society and on Washington's
birthday will receive her degree of
bachelor of arts from George Wash
A loose fitting little coat with the
usual flare and high collar is smart
when worn with fashion's newest foi
ble, the tall "stove-pipe" hat Hat and
coat must match in color.
The pouch-like Charlie Chaplin
pockets continue to adorn or should
one say disfigure many new spring
suits. They're clumsy and exclusive
designers frown upon them.
Buy a belt Everybody's wearing
them. But they are not mere belts;
they are girdles of brocaded ribbon,
or strands of 'dull silver threads
woven into a quaint girdle with silver
Major George N. Evans, 32 years
disbursing officer, department of the
interior, "Washington, handled $400,-000,000-with'out
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