"Oh, I'll see that you have one if
I have to import him from New
York," answered the lady.
A lady who was visiting one of the
families of the millionaire set was
found to accompany Ruth, they had
a rehearsal, and as she was entirely
satisfactory the Brahms and Saint
Saens numbers went on the program.
Ruth felt on the night of the con
cert just a little flutter of delight that
here selections were the best in the
list, but she wondered how the au
dience would take them. After the
beautiful "Havanaise" there was a
rather perfunctory applause. Ruth
felt it was nothing more, but as it
died quickly away a sudden loud and
vigorous clapping from one man set
them all going again.
"Oh!" thought Ruth, "there is one
who understands. I will play for
him!" And she came back "heartened
and uplifted. When she finished a
man's voice cried "Brava!" And Ruth
was very happy.
After the concert Mrs. Renton came
around to the entrance with a gentle
man. "Miss Lambert," she laughed, "I
had to drag this man to the concert
and now he is dragging me around
here to meet you. Let me introduce
Ruth tried to cover her astonish
ment as adroitly as possible and per
haps rather overdid it in dignity.
"Mr. Merriden has just been rav
ing over your playing, .and "
"But what is more to the point,"
he broke in, "I want to know if you
will come and see" me. I want to talk
Ruth's good fortune gave the man
she loved his opportunity and they
are considered ill the profession an
ideally married pair.
(Copyright, 1917, W. G. Chapman.)
TODAY IN ILLINOIS HISTORY
Feb. 20, 1833. Champaign county
was created; 59th in the state; cut
off of Vermillion ; named for a coun
ty in Ohio.
AT HOME IN AIR AND WATER
Mrs. McKee-Bryant says she is the
only woman who is at home in the
air or under water. She teaches in
a Florida aviation school and also
makes a living in submarine diving.
She is a widow of Johnny Bryant,
aviator, and an honorary member of
the Marine Engineers' association.
A friend of ours named Schultz
asks us what we think of' garlic
Truth is, Harry, we don't think of
garlic if we can help it
Onions are bad enough, heaven
knows. And garlic is demoralized
Garlic originated with the pirates
who sailed the Spanish Main. Knives,
daggers, blunderbusses, garlic and
other deadly weapons are common
Garlic in the rough looks like a
tulip bulb and smells like an Italian
picnic. It is strung up in bunches in
front of grocery stores. People who
eat it ought to be, too.
A little garlic goes a long way, es
pecially in a crowded street car.
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