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proached by Cecil, who would pro
ceed to maul him, knock him down
and send him skithering away like a
"You'll know him by a blue and
red plaid cap," directed the bruiser.
"Good enough," nodded Cecil
He made it a point to stroll down
the designated thoroughfare with
Leonie the next day. They passed a
man with a plaid cap, "big brawny
"I'll teach that fellow manners,"
vaunted the doughty Cecil. "Just
wait a moment, Miss Marsh, till I
give this boor a deceryed lesson."
Up to thos fellow paraded Cecil.
He had to reach up to knock off his
"Next time a lady passes you take
off your cap," he 'remarked smartly
and dealt the man a blow in the face.
The latter stared, then he made a
rush. ' ,
"You little shrimp, 111 wipe the
street up with you!" he bellowed.,
Which he did, gave Cecil a black
eye and sauntered away, and it was
not until the next day that Cecil
learned that there were two men in
town wearing blue and red plaid caps
and that he had tackled the wrong
one. The story got around and Ce
cil sneaked from the village and was
not seen again for two weeks.
In the meantime Walter had re
turned. It did not take him long to
plain the urgency of his departure
the day Leonie missed him. He
thought it best too to tell his love
before any other lover came along.
"Want to marry my daugter, eh?"
spoke Mr. Marsh, whqn applied to.
"You know she is used to a good
"Which I can duplicate, Mr.
Marsh," declared Walter cheerily.
"You see, in my surveying junketing
I came across some land, cheap, a
new railroad has to use. My uncle
advanced the capital. We sold out
at a profit of $50,000 and divided."
, "H'mJ I guess you can take care
of Leonie all tight," acknowledged
Papa Marsh complacently.
(Copyright, 19il, W. G. Chapman.)
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RUTH LAW-OFF TO STUDY WAR
Mis Law, holder of the American
distance record through her.aero-
plane flight from Chicago to New
York, is on her way to Europe,
where she .will study aeroplanes
used by the allies. She expects to
return with new ideas for adoption
in this country.
St. Peter's cathedral in Rome will
accommodate 54,000 people!