could no longer restrain 'his love,
Simply, earnestly he asked her to be
come his wife.
"We will look over this legacy of
yours," suggested Armstrong as they
neared the old hut
An expression of commiseration
came over tiis face as they entered
the cheerless, sparsely-furnished
main room.. It changed to wonder
ing amazement as they penetrated to
a small one adjoining.
For one whole end of it was pa
pered with a queer covering, the
stock Uncle Peter had bought years
agone, representing his lost fortune.
At them Armstrong stared curiously.
Suddenly he ran his hand across a
dozen or more green and brown cer
tificates. "Keystone consolidated!" he ex
claimed, "why, your uncle could
never have known."
"Known what?" interrogated Lina
"That they have become one of
the most seasoned investments on
the market. Two hundred shares,
four hundred, two thousand. Pre
ferred. Why, Lina, you are an ac
tual heiress. Very carefully we must
soak them off that wall, for they rep
resent something like $100,000 mar
And so, at the end of the straight
road so patiently traversed by gentle,
self-sacrificing Lina, there was for
tune and happiness supreme.
THE STRIPED SKIRT IS BEST
By Betty Brown
Some women always like swinging
draperies. For certain tastes there is
neither sweep nor line in peg-top and
For those who demand a pro
nounced feminine grace in their gar
ments there are endless variations of
plaits and kilts this spring. But for
certain figures probably nothing sur
passes the skirt which is plaited from
belt to hem.
The style is ecpesially desirable this ,
season because the popular broad
striped .materials used in this way
are robbed of their bizarre effect
TODAY IN ILLINOIS HISTORY
March 5, 1823. A public dinner
was given in Edwardsville to Gov.
Coles in testimony of their respect
for and approbation of his. conduct -during,
the last session of the legis
lature,- at which Henry Starr, Esq.,
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