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explained Ted, lowering his voice and
gazing' about in a mysterious way.
"You see, the folks have a lot of
troubles, and I want to help them,
and I wanted to surprise the boys.
It's a lion."
"A lion !" uttered the publisher in
"Yes, sir it's funiry. I was just
scared to death three nights ago,
crossing the pasture lot with the old
barn on it There was a lion yes,
sir!" and Ted became desperately ex-
cited. "A real, big, live lion! I
slammed the door shut on him and
then looked in at the window. The
lion didn't roar, like the books I33y.
He sort of whined. I've been feeding
him since, and I've got right in with
him. He's tame as a cow. And I'm
going -to have a show and charge
"Ted, what color is your lion?" de
. manded Mr. Brown, seizing Ted's
arm, and the excited one now. '
"Yellow, with a white nose, and"
"I declare!" gasped the publisher.
. And just then he caught sight of Mr.
Bascom "I say!" he hailed him
"this line lad of yours has made a
lucky find. Look here!"
The publisher stepped to one side
and lifted from a freshly printed pile
a handbill just ready for distribution.
It offered three hundred dollars for
the return to the show at Bellville of
Old Andy, the escaped menagerie
"Crackety!" exploded loyal Ted,
all grins and chuckles as it was made
plain to him that he was rich for a
' "Take it all!" he cried, with tears
of joy, to John. 'Oh, -but I'm glad
and happy! And mother she won't
have to go away, after all!"
"Bread on the .waters!" solemnly
observed the impressionable pub
lisher. "The incident will make a
OUR OWN TRAVELOGUES
Brooklyn. Everybody who Iives'in
Brooklyn either has babies or bronr
chitis;,both are in the air. . Brooklyn
.is part bf -New York, but It is farther
from Broadway to Smith st than it is
from 42d st to Port Said. You never
realize this until you beginto live in
Brooklyn. Brooklyn is a rather quiet
.village. Fords are allowed in the
same streets with automobiles and
saloons close on Sundays. Brooklyn
has 788 churches and only 45 cab
arets. o o v
LATEST GOWN FOR FLOWER
GltfL IN THE PERIOD OF 1830
Everybody looks at pie bride but
nobody ever overlooks the flower girl,
so her frock must be in the latest
A veritable little 1830 miss is the
flower girl of this season, with long
waisted and short-skirted dress.
. The tiny basket-bearer, who posed
for, this picture, is wearing 'white
taffeta, made with a grandmotherly
little bask.and hooped skirt; the puff
of a sleeve adds to its quaintness.
Her shepherdess basket is filled with
pink and white roses and marguer
ites. . , ' ;