"In the future " began Dacre.
"My lesson will suffice," interrupt
ed Wayne Fortescue, solemnly. "If
only to show my gratitude that I am
a man I would never skirt the abyss
again!" " - .
And they believed, and their faith
was not betrayed. Then it was that
Wayne Fortescue took into his heart
and confidence the old veteran who
had for the last time flashed forth
some of the brilliant genius of his
They rejuvenated Macready Ed
,gerton, did the manager and Wayne
Fortescue, so far as new attire and
full pocketbook were concerned, and
his initial reward presaged a future
comfortable pension for life.
And Elise never knew, and Wayne
never gave her reason to suspect
how nearly he had grazed the blight
And the happiest moment in the
life of "the fallen star" was when,
after the wedding, he placed his
hands on their heads with serio
comic eloquence, pronouncing the
"Bless you, my children, bless
"PRIDE GOETH BEFORE"
By Charles B. Driscoll
"I must admit I'm quite a guy,"
Said Walter William Jones.
"I stand with dad about ace high
And look at all he owns!
"I drive my auto pretty fast;
That's true, as you may know,
But then, it doesn't have to last,
It only has to go!
"I guess I know about as much
As any gink in town.
About the tariff laws and such;
They just can't hold me down!"
"See here!" I heard a shrill voice say.
"You poor, benighted fish!
If you don't get some meat today
I'll hit you with this dish!"
And Walter William, blushing red,
Said, "Yes, my dear, all right!"
He looked away and bowefl his head
And vanished in the night. t
RETURNS TO THE FRONT AFTER
Capt Astor, son of Baron Astor,
has returned to the British trenches,
which he left to marry Lady Nairne.
As son and heir of Baron Astor he is
rated as one of the wealthiest young
men in England.
We hear that a certain film com
pany is going to produce a movie
without any- reading matter in it at
all. This is going to- be a terrible
blow to the woman who sits behind
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