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where it had been dropped by one of
the men. He reached it, glanced over
it. He comprehended that the doc
uments it held related to a serious
error in the life of a close relative of
Airs. Royce. These men were black
"You scoundrels!" roared the stal
wart woodsman, shaking his brawny
fist at the two men. "Get out of
town by nightfall or I'll have you
taken out across a rail."
Then Hickory went to the home
where Mrs. Royve was a boarder. He
insisted on seeing her. He told her
his story, simply, clearly.
"You shall read the documents,"
she said. "I have tried to shield a
culprit. It is a family secret, and oh !
the relief to have it beyond the power
of those cruel men who threatened
to disgrace us."
"I do not wish to know your family
secrets," replied Hickory. "I am in
terested only in you."
He flung the package into the blaz
ing grate. She came toward him,
tears in her eyes, her hands extend
"Once you asked me to marry
you," she faltered.
"Yes!" he vowed breathlessly.
She leaned her head against his
strong, protecting arm.
"Ask me again," she whispered
Solomon was right A man ought
to have a flock of wives or none. Get
a bunch and they'll fight among
themselves and let you alone. With
only one you never know what's go
ing to happen.
Solomon went the limit. He got a
thousand. And it makes Nat Good
win sore every time he thinks of it
He selected them by the dozen and
married them en masse. Whenever
the license clerk went home with
writer's cramp his wife knew what to
blame. It got so bad that when he
saw Solomon coming he hung out a
gign: "How many?"
But Solomon was right Even if
he did wear a beard and a bathrobe
to the office he was right
WINTER TIP ON BEACH STYLE
This is the style of bathjng suit
that will be worn this summer on the
northern beaches. Miss Natalie A.
Johnson, social belle of Milwaukee
and New York, is here shown wear
ing the new frilled suit with short
skirt and many ruffles, on the surf at