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just now. Leave me to myself, Nix
on. I'm fighting the crisis of my
He was true to his word. Walter
tried to figure our what evolution
this man's mind was undergoing, for
when Newman reappeared Monday
evening the flash of diamonds was
absent, his attire was more in keep
ing with that of commonplace peo
ple, his manner was subdued, or,
"I'm coming back to stay," he told
Nixon two .days later, and Madge,
happy Madge, was at his side as he
told it "I'm through with the city
and when you have time, Nixon, my
fiancee and I want to look over the
plans of that neat little bungalow of
"Itcome out all right!" jubilated
Violet that evening. "Mr. Newman
has made his peace with Madge and
her heart is just singing with delight
all the time.''
"Nixon," said Newman somewhat
later, "this is between you and me
the others must never know. You
remember the night I came down
here to go west."
Walter nodded to his friend.
"In that satchel I carried there
was nearly $100,000 of other people's
money. I was going to leave the
'country with it. The sight of your
happiness, of Madge, turned the tide.
I haven't got much left, but I put
back the money, paid my debts and
I am through with the city. Oh,
friends and Madge are worth it all,
ten times over!"
(Copyright, 1916, W. G. Chapman.)
HAD PART OF THE OUTFIT
"Please, mum," said the tramp
who had knocked at the door, "would
ye do a bit of sewing for me?"
"I. guess so," said the lady kindly;
"what sewing do you want me to do
"I have a button here," said the
tramp, "and I'll be very much obliged
if you will sew a pair of pants on it."
Ladies' H. J.
T GIRL IN BUSINESS AS A DIVER
Miss Bryant of Seattle has won
recognition as aviator, bronco buster
and boxer, and now is going in for
professional deep sea diving. She is
just out of her teens. She will open
offices in New York.
Sandusky, O. Grasshoppers will
no longer run loose spitting "tobac
co juice" over Kansas and other
states if Prof. Chester Bliss' sugges
tion that the critters be placed on the
menu as a delicacy meets approval.
Bliss, member of the normal school
faculty, says that if only a woman
of social prominence would place
grasshopper sandwiches on her dan
sant bill o' fare the entire country
would take it up and grasshopper
salad, stew and other dishes of that
sort would be popular.