as Mary bustled about busily. Then
there was a lulL He fancied lie
caught the echo of a sob.
Mary appeared. Her face was
working strangely. She held an open
sheet of paper in her hand. Her eyes
were dewy. She sank oh ier knees
at the side of her husband.
"John, dear!" she uttered in a
choked tone, bowed her face to his
hands and broke down utterly.
"Why, Mary!" spoke John, and his
tones were unsteady "what is the
"I want you to forgive me," she
moaned. "Oh, I was in the wrong, so
dreadfully in the wrong."
"Don't say that," faltered John. "I
was1 a little too censorious, but there
was a reason."
"Yes, my poor brother Walter. Oh,
John! Why didn't you tell me that
the reason we had to scrimp was
because you were helping him make
up the money he had lost, belonging
to the people he worked for?"
"How how did you find that
out?" cried John sharply.
"Your papers fell out of your coat
and I read a letter, and John, dear,
John, take me. home again and I'll
never more complain again."
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TODAY IN ILLINOIS HISTORY
Dec. 8, 1779. The inhabitants of
Kaskaskia petitioned their magis
trates to put a stop to the killing of
their cattle and other live stock by
the American soldiers quartered in
The 1,806,019,560 eggs New York
ers eat in a year, laid end to- end,
would reach more han twice around
the world, and the annual egg bill ia
INDIVIDUAL If AND TOWELS
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Crocheted Ends for Guest Towels.
Housekeepers always cherish gifts
of fine linen, but this year they will
be doubly grateful for them on ac
count of the extraordinary high
prices of all flax products, due to- the
falling off of foreign importations.
Guest towels are nicest if made In
pairs. The most desirable size
measures 15 inches by 24 inches.
Crocheted edges and embroidered
initials or monograms make the
most durable decorations. Colored
cross stitch work is also very much
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