At the newspaper office Oranda
gave his first concert He sang "La
Paloma" and parts of "II Trovatore"
and other famous operas. The busy
men in the office stopped to listen,
as did many on the streets.
And then, just to show that his
repertoire was not all "high-brow,"
Oranda sang "Tipperary." He won a
cheer and the interest of men able to
Signor Constantino consented to
hear the "discovery."
"Such a voice for a beggar," mar
veled Constantino, delighted. "He
shall have his chance. I will train
him. Some day he will be a great
Oranda is a Mexican. It was nec
essary to consult the Mexican con
sul regarding his future and Signor
Constantino attended to all the for
malities. He has also given the
youth a place in his opera. Oranda'
is to begin in the chorus. He may
go just as high as his ability permits.
There is no limit
With good meals to eat and decent
clothing to wear, Oranda looks none
of the beggar discovered by the re
porter. "I am so happy," he said to the
newspaperman. "As we Mexicans
say, 'My house is -yours.' I owe it all
"Oh, shucks, that's all right!" said
the reporter, as he rolled a cigaret
HERE IS A PRETTY FROCK,
BUT NOT FOR PLAY
By Betty Brown
"S'p'se I just dasn't make mud pies
today," probably is what this small
person is musing, so pensively to her
self, but, anyway, her frock is so cun
ning it must bring her almost as
much joy as mud pies.
It is made of sheerest white hand
kerchief linen, with a facing of val.
lace at the bottom and sleeve caps of
lace. The empire waist has a square
yoke. It is a Fashion Art Magazine
.design, so it p exclusive and the
linen washes 'Tfke calico," so the
frock isn't so impractical after alL
NEIGHBORS NEED A VACATION
"Hello, Bill, howdya feel?"
"Rotten. All run down!"
"No. the neighbors have been talk
ing about me."
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