and Sybil was returning from the vil
lage along the same path she had
followed that day when she lyid met
the queer old man. She started a
trifle, as, seated directly at the
spring, she made out her pensioner
of that day.
"Waiting for you, Miss Webster,"
he spoke, rising to his feet and seem
ingly greatly pleased -at the occasion.
"Going to get married, I hear."
"You seem to be kind enough to be
interested in me," smiled Sybil.
"Oh, yes. That peach, you know.
Kind sacrifice and unselfishness.
Want to return the compliment So
I keep the peach stone as a souve
nir," and he produced it. "Wa'nt you
to have this as a memento. Good
by and good fortune, always."
Then he was gone, this odd speci
men of humanity. Lying in the
hands of the astonished Sybil was a
peach, an imitation peach made of
papier niache, but very natural in
coloring and shape. It opened with
a little spring. Sybil found enclosed
a neatly folded scrap of paper.
"A check," she fluttered. "Oh, my!
for a thousand dollars, and signed
And Sybil understood the identity
of the queer little man now.
. DESSERTS OF RICE
As the basis of a sweet dessert,
rice is always useful, especially so
for individuals and little children.
If combined with milk and eggs it
makes a very nutritious dish, as well
as one easily digested.
Plain boiled rice, cooked either in
water or in milk and served with aJ
little stewed fruit, maple syrup,
honey or other simple flavor, makes
a more wholesome dessert for chil
dren than the rich puddings or pies
because it is less likely to upset the
digestion or to destroy the appetite
for simple foods.
A woman's idea of domestic econ
omy make her husband give up
I TAMS FOR LITTLE WdMEN
By Betty Brown
Just the cap for "mother's dar
ling." It's pretty and practical. It
sets jauntily on her bobbed hair, and
the colors, navy blue and turquoise
blue, are becoming to round-cheeked
It is softest corduroy and stands a
heap o', knocking around, does this
cunning little Tarn O'Shanter.
TWICE COOKED "SWEETS"
Wash sweet potatoes, but do not
Put info boiling water, and cook
slowly, keeping Jhe water just at
When potatoes are tender, but not
soft, drain dry and arrange them in
a baking pan without peeling.
Set them in the oven to dry.
Cooked twice the sweet potatoes
are mealy and delicious.
Remove skins before serving by
scraping with a dull knife.
TODAY IN ILLINOIS, HISTORY
Sept 22, 1803. An indenture law,
was passed in- Indiana territory pro
viding that all negroes and mulattoes
coming into the territory under con
tract to serve in any trade or occu
pation should be compelled to per
form such contracts.
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