strangest thing happened. He let it
fall and toppled backward, just as if
he had received a blow in the face.
We captured him, and an hour later
his eyes were all swollen and discol
ored. I questioned him, and all we
could get out of him was that a wo
man's spirit had bowled him over
with a stjff left-hander."
MUTILATED HEROES MAKERS OF
TOYS IN FRANCE
i aK outmcawuau umjerrsooo
MRS Wm A CHANLER-
Society buds do not knit the socks
or carve the toys or mold thje brass
ornaments Mrs. William Astor Chan
ler of New York is selling this week
for the benefit of French soldiers.
Every article was made by the muti
lated soldiers convalescing in French
hospitals. The funds will be returned
to the soldiers.
MYSTERIES OF NATURE
No. 1 Yawns
Yawns are the least useful of all
the many actions of the human
mouth. They are good for nothing
except getting the yawner unpopular
with people who may be talking to
him, singing at him or reading their
own poems to him.
Yawns originate somewhere below
the Adam's apple and proceed in a
generally northern direction until
they shoot out past the teeth, thus
straining the jaws apart and marring
the facial contour of even the hand
Yawns do not give any adequate
warning of their impending arrival.
They sneak up the throat stealth
ily and then rush out into the open
where all may see.
The best way to aavoid yawning is
to go about constantly with a bath
towel or a large napkin stuffed into
The yawns will thus be effectively
blocked and must go out by way of
The ear-yawn is almost invisible,
although sometimes it causes the
ears to wag slightly.
PROSPERITY BAG THE LATEST
Take this as a prosperity note if
you will the newest spring bag
purses are decidedly roomy made to
hold bank rolls, and other things it
The purse pictured here is made of
dull black lizard skin with mountings
of plain hammered silver.
TODAY'S WORST RIDDLE
Why is a man lifting a side of ba
con off a hook to be pitied?
Answer Because he is a poor
Put the blindfold on him, boys, and
stand him up against the wall!
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