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len pride, withdrew to the other side
of the room and ostentatiously disre
"Come here, James," said Uncle
Truefitt "What have you gQt against
"I?" exclaimed James. "Merely
her shocking disregard for your ex
pressed wishes, uncle."
"Come here, Letty," said Uncle
Truefitt. "Is it true you're married?"
"It is," said Letty brazenly.
"Tell 'em who it is, Letty," said
Uncle Truefitt. ,
"You, Alfred," said Letty, smiling.
Uncle Truefitt pointed toward the
door. "Get out, all of you," he said
bluntly. And they went. And that
was the second scandal in town.
'(Copyright, 1916, W. G. Chapman.)
FORTUNES AND FOOLERY
By Biddy Bye
Fortunes may be written in milk
on white paper and after drying they
may be folded into tiny balls and
shut n walnut shells. When the pa
per is warmed milk will turn brown
and the writing will appear on what
looked hke blank paper.
Any girl can be a palmist, gypsy
or witch fortune teller. Cut paper
symbols of good and bad luck and
place them, gummed side up, on a
platter. He who would have his palm
read enters a darkened room, is or
dered to hold his hand on a piece of
ice and then to lay it flat on the tray
or platter. His "fortune" sticks to it,
and the palmist is successful accord
ing to her imaginative power.
The symbols may be a dollar sign
or money bag for wealth; a button
for bachelorhood; a clothespin for
poverty; rice for a wedding; an um
brella for a journey; a caldron for
trouble; a horseshoe, elephant or
four-leaved clover for good luck; a
penny for a fortune; a ring for an
early marriage, a key for fame; a
ball for an unsuccessful venture.
Place lighted candles in the open
window at midnight, giving each an
admirer's name; the one which burns
longest will remain most faithful.
Combs covered with paper make
popular musical instruments for a
Hallowe'en grand march.
A barn, cellar, attic, garage, tent
or solarium outclasses any parlor as
a place for a witch night revel
Cat cookies may be shaped of any
firm cookie dough, dipped in melted
chocolate after they are baked,
adorned with white candy eyes and
supported on wooden skewers.
A pumpkin filled with favors
makes an inexpensive table decora
Constructing a chicken, parrot,
eagle, owl or other bird from a pea
nut, some pins, toothpicks and feath
ers makes an exciting contest The
winner is not the maker, but the one
who gives the bird the best name.
TODAY IN ILLINOIS HJSTORY
Oct. 24, 1777. About this date an
expedition set out from Cahokia
which took and destroyed the British
post of St. Joseph. On its return the
party was surprised near the Calu
met and practically annihilated.
From any bald-headed
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