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"Why, yes. I don't want to go'
down before 11. I'd rather rest. You
go and give Papa Dudgeon his dance.
I wouldn't miss this for a farm!" And
the, girl went off into gales of laugh
"But some one will know me," ob
jected the other.
"They won't get a . chance to tell
him until you're gone."
Rose was game and went down
just in time for her dance. She man
aged to escape the notice of Dud
geon, Jr., until near the close of the
dance she caught his eye wide with
startled amazement With difficulty
she kept from shaking with laughter.
The moment his father had smil
ingly bowed his thanks, Bert was at
"Quick!" she cried, "let me get out
of her. This is worse than the Cin
derella stunt. I've got to be away
before 11 and not even a pumpkin
On the way upstairs she explained
to her dazed escort, who with sup
pressed chuckles a few minutes lat
er put her in his car and took her
home, with a promise to let her know
The next day he told her how a
catty woman had reveajed to his fa
ther the identity of his partner, and
how Miss Cursley had rallied to the
defense of Rose, saying her family
was as good as any one's there, and
ended by telling the whole story. At
this instant a figure loomed up in the
doorway and the culprits faced Dud
"Nice little business you have here,.
Miss Aiken," he said briskly. "Sorry
to ask you to give it up. But my son
prefers to support his wife."
1 (Copyright, 1916, W. G. Chapman.)
TODAY IN ILLINOIS HISTORY
'Dec 27, 1824. Clinton and Wa
bash counties were cerated, bringing
the number of counties up to 33. .
In this country 159 cities have pen
sion funds for municipal employes.
WIFE .OF A. JUDGE TO ACT IN
Mrs. Lindsey, wife of Judge Ben
Lindsey of Denver, Colo., will appear
in photo plays written by the judge,
based on juvenile court " w.ork, in
which the judge is interested.-
Once.upqn a tyme there was a per
son who really belieyed in .that stuff
at Christmas time: "Ifs ye giver, not