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jnte in Jar of Preserves Brings
f Lover of Old Back to
By H. M. EGBERT. %
- vrlsM. 1912, by W. G. Chapman.)
Pne said that old Rogers was a
r but that statement was incor-
Dlser' Roeers had been a miser. He
*, scraped and hoarded during thirty
* of labor, bo that now, though
'ear aS barely fifty years of age, he
bolder But Rogers had retired
f!! months before, thanks to some
* ls i- made investments, and now,
!,h fifteen thousand dollars at his
?*, he was still living on in his
Ie ° two-room flat on the East Side
1 y ew York, and trying to stretch
Jg cramped imagination and plan his
%£rly he regretted that he was
„ old bachelor without a friend or
Sfe sweetheart or child. .His few
acquaintances were men whom he had
own casually in business and the
Hutrict tradesmen and sundry old
flows whom he met twice a week
t bis chess club over the delicates
*en tore on Thirteenth street. But
Lers bad lived his life exactly as
he had planned it, and that is an in
credible misfortune which deserves
the utmost sympathy.
When Rogers was twenty, a young
man newly arrived in the city from
the little up-country village, where he
had been born, he had made his reso
i shall save every penny I can
put by," he said to himself. "I shall
save for seven years. And then I
shall go home and marry some sweet
But the seven years crept by and
found Rogers with the fixed habit of
his own creation, which he could not
shake off. And long before the seven
years were ended Rogers had made a
"I shall work seven years longer,"
he said. "Then I shall go home to
Egan. I shall be thirty-four then.
That will not he too old to marry
Until I am rich I will not tie any
woman down to the hardships cl mar
ried life on a tiny salary." /
The second seven years lengthened
into fifteen, twenty, then thirty. \ And
long before they were ended Rogers
had forgotten his dream.
But of late, with his fifteen thou
sand dollars safely stored away in the
bank, the dreams had revived. _ And
tlen something happened —a little, in
significant thing— brought color
and new interest into his life.
Ropers had gone to the delicatessen
store of his acquaintance, Holzapfel,
to buy something for supper. He
cooked his own supper upon a tiny
stove in his apartment.
"I think," he said, after he had
made his purchases, "that I'll take
some preserved fruit."
"Why, Rogers, you're becoming a
spendthrift, a regular spendthrift,"
said Holzapfel jestingly.
Rogers patronized the old German
from long habit. Holzapfel had fal
len as sadly behind the times as he.
His trade had dwindled and dwindled.
his stock was incredibly old. Holzap
fel nodded for hours in his store while
not a single customer entered the
dingy little place.
"Well, I've got some preserved
Peaches," said the old fellow. "But
they wasn't put up yesterday, Rogers.
I can't say how fresh they was. I'll
let you have them for a dime. They're
home-grown, and they're worth twen
ty-five—if they was fresh."
Rogers took the peaches and walked
out of the store. The utensil was one
of those glas3 jars with a ring round
the stopper, such as are used by
countrywomen in preserving. They
are not seen so much in large cities
"a these days of canning factories.
The peaches were bad. But that
fact had nothing to do with the case.
'or inside the jar was a little folded
of oiled paper. And in this,
Perfectly good, was a folded piece of
Paper, on which was written:
Lucy Morrell. Egan, N. Y." •
That compensated old Rogers for
'je loss of the peaches. It was one
01 those little harmless pranks played
y country girls who put their names
«o bottles of fruit preserved by them
f '„ dcst "ned to go long distances and
bad ? 1 h Strangers' hands- Often they
tu a ! i to correspondence and some-
u °es to romance.
cmS R° gers racked his brains- He
carl 11? remember anyone in Egan
X lorrell- But then be had not
pTt\f' eryone even in Egan.
his fl t v evenin S the loneliness of
ice, ♦ 6(lualor of his surround
beL Which he had been oblivious
very ; 0P? ressed his spirit; and the
Paper m, written out on the
tie I, 1 c him homesick for the lit
*rote " the end he sat down and
c":e Cpeae°h re r s e": ' f°UDd 7°Ur D°te
tteTenn^Bß^ old Rogers resumed
4 \Z °f hiS life' He had not
from hi °oUrage t0 break loose'
a *eek *♦ surroundings. But about
In his k the postman left a letter
receive,??" U Was the first he had
Civ,, 00111118 ' GXCePt bank no-
Mm in n * I*' U was addressed- to
•"4 In«is I Cate ' feminine writing,
t^ inside he read:
butvo'u^f'- l got your letter,
Peaches.-- * Bay how you liked the
Til " ' "*' '-;■■
*Bim<W 8 the beginnin of/a cor-
Cne Me t and [t br°ught V new
began to JL ,° ld Rogers> heart He
in th l? ahze what he had missed
*** Cn n m t r ly of human inti
aurtng all those years. He be-
came confidential, and Lncj answered
him In the same spirit. He told her
of his life, his plans, his dreams. And
promptly with the post came Lucy's
But one thing old Rogers had not
found courage to tell. He had not
told her that he was fifty. For he
knew that the romance would be shat
tered. People thought a man of fifty
could not love—the fools!
He had asked for her photograph,
but she had not sent it, nor alluded
to the matter again. And then old
Rogers dared to hope that she might
be homely— perhaps she was scarred
or maimed, so that he might after all
take her and shield her from the
world and its cruelty.
Slowly, very slowly, old Rogers ham
mered out his purpose. He was re
solved to put all selfish thoughts aside.
He would let her go, let the corre
spondence cease. But when he came
to die the girl in Egan would find
that she had fallen heir to all his
money. And he would work like a
madman all his days to accumulate a
fortune for her. So he ceased to an
swer her. .
She wrote less often. But one day
came a despairing note in which she
confessed something perilously like
love. And then old Rogers knew
that he had no alternative. So he
wrote back, a wild letter such as he
would not have been capable of a
year before, in which he told her. He
told her that he was an elderly man,
that he loved her with all his heart,
but had not courage to ask her to
be his wife. And so their correspond
ence must cease, and because he had
been a fool and a coward he would
suffer in remembering her all the
rest of his days.
Then a week passed, and then her
answer came. It was a little note, the
shortest that she had ever written
him except the first time, and it said
"C<ome up to Egan. The third house
from the depot. LUCY."
On that same afternoon old Rogers
drew his money from the bank, paid
the rent and gave notice to his land
lord, to the utter astonishment and
dismay of that gentleman, who had
left old Rogers's apartment to molder
into decay untouched and unpainted
during the past decade. Then he
turned his back upon Thirteenth street
forever and set forth for Egan.
He reached the little place at five
on an autumn afternoon. It had not,
changed as he had expected. A few j
houses had sprung up along the rail
road, but otherwise it was just as it
had been during the past 30 years.
He descended at the depot and
walked slowly toward the cottage.
There was no mistaking it, that little,
old-fashioned building with its cling
ing ivy and Virginia creeper and the
carefully tended lawn and garden.
It was just such a place as he would
have imagined for an abode for Lucy, j
So he passed through the latched gate 1
and knocked at the door. A pleasant, ■
gentle-looking lady of about forty
years opened to him.
"I am James Rogers," said the vis
itor simply. "I have come to see your
daughter." He said the last word with
a tone of interrogation. Yet he felt
sure that this was Lucy's mother. This
was just such a mother as he would
have expected Lucy to have. And yet
it was strange that she had never
mentioned her in her letters.
"Come in, Mr. Rogers," said the oth
er. "Sit down in the parlor until I
light the lamp."
She showed him into a quaint, old
fashioned parlor and then began trim
ming the wick. But she could not
finish. She set the • shears down
hastily and came up to him. Old
"I am Lucy Morrell," she said, trem
Old Rogers looked at her incredu
lously, and then ... it was all so
different from what he had expected.
But he saw her eyes filled with tears
and her head bowed in shame—and
then, quite clumsily, for old Rogers
had had no such experience during his
fifty years —or during the last thirty
of them, at any rate —he took her in
his arms and kissed her.
He knew then that he loved her the
more truly because she brought to
him a mind ripened by experience
and a love whose strength was only
the deeper for the passing of the
years. And she had feared as he had
feared, when the correspondence, be
gun in jest, had ended in earnest.
And then his letter had come!
"But there's one thing I can't un
derstand, dearest," he said that eve
ning, as they sat before the fire.
"Why did you write your name on the
paper and put it in the bottle of
peaches? I could imagine that of you
as a young girl, but not now."
"My dear," she answered, smiling,
"I bottled those peaches 20 years ago."
"Heaven bless old Holtzapfel!" was
Rogers's remarkable ejaculation.
Distinguished Finnish Woman.
Dr. Tekla Hultin, member of parlia
ment in Finland, is one of the most
distinguished women of her country.
She was elected to parliament in 1908,
and has helped to carry through vari
ous bills, one of which resulted in the
construction of a railroad. She has
served on many committees which
draft bills for the consideration of the
house, and is at present a member
of three, including finance and law.
She was the first Finnish woman to
gain the degree of doctor of philos
ophy, and for a number of years has
held an important post under rrovern
ment in the bureau of statistics.
Got the Goods.
"We've had some fine weather this
"We'll pay for It later on.
"Well, we can't kick if we do. We
had delivery In advance."
ESSENTIAL FOR DRAFT HORSE
Important That Animal Should Walk
Four Miles an Hour With Load
and Without Tiring.
A draft horse does most of his hard
work at the walking gait. It is there
fore important that he should be able .
to walk fast without tiring. He should
be able to walk four miles an hour
with a load. If his feet are deformed
in any way, whether it be by disease ,
or hereditary, he cannot do his best
| The soles of the feet should turn
up and show the shoes plainly as the
horse moves away from the observer.
Feet of Draft Horses.
No. 1. Hoof showing prominent
"frog," unmutilated "bars," strong
walls and cupped sole.
No. 2. Distortion of hoof caused by
| The feet should be lifted quickly and
evenly, and be set down squarely and
The hoofs should be ample in size,
sound, smooth and symmetrical in
shape. The hoof is a continuation of
the skin of the parts above. The
color of the skin decides the color of
the hoof. Color counts for little, how
ever, if the hoofs are of poor shape |
and texture. The horn should be
slightly cupped, not flat or bulging;
I the frog large, elastic, healthy and
'without a deep cleft; the bars promi
nent. Poor fore feet are one of the
| commonest and most serious faults
In draft horses.
PURE BREDS VERSUS SCRUBS
Mongrel Is Excellent Hustler, but Will
Not and Cannot Make Money
for Its Owner.
The pure-bred animal is not one
I that will make good on poor feed and
care. The scrub will beat the pure
bred every time when it comes to
i "rustling" its own way. But the scrub
will not and cannot make money for
Its owner. And right here is where
the pure bred excels itself.
He has the capacity which the
scrub has not. Give the pure-bred ani
mal good feed and care, and he will
make money, and do it quickly. At
| least three crops of pure-bred beef
animals can be turned out ready for
market to every two crops of scrubs
Grades make money for their own
ers sometimes, but the amount and
the quickness with which results are
obtained are in direct proportion to
the infusion of pure blood, which
makes the grades and better than
ROOT CUTTER IS ESSENTIAL
Implement Shown In Illustration
Found Satisfactory In Preparing
Food for Live Stock.
Having several tons of carrots and
beets to fed to stock, I found it quite
a Job to cut them with a knife, so I
j made a root cutter as illustrated,
which has given much satisfaction. I
made a box, with three sides, of inch
boards, three feet long. The bottom
| board, a, is eight inches wide and the
; side boards, b, which rest on it, are
.four inches wide. The top boards, c,
Home-Made Root Cutter.
Eix inches wide, are fastened at an
angle to the side boards, writes Anton
Mickish of Union county, Ore., In the
Farm and Home. Three legs, d, are
fastened to the box. The knife, c, is
fastened with a screw, f, to the mid
dle of the side board and a triangular
piece of board, g, is fastened even
with end of one side board so that
the knife can be raised high when
cutting large beets.
Prime bacon is really more credit
to the producer than is lard alone. It
is also true that the best bacon brings
good prices, costs less to bring to fit
ness, and can be made a great staple
if we work for it.
Cost of Foundation.
It costs more to procure the founda
tion stock of lure-bred animals, but
it costs no more after that to raise
POULTRY AND GAMeI!
Cm get you fancy prices for Wild Ducks ' V
■nd other game in season. Write as for
;' cash offer on all kinds of poultry, pork. -tc.
Pearson-Page Co., Portland
•■"-' ! TACOMA, WASHINGTON. .' ;
n-lu."-. 8*1100 hose **■*»*«• aret positions or
their money back. Send for Catalog.
J^jhfess Deal direct with manufac
mK/m Wm9 <urer- We pay the highest
MBM XT Prices for Raw Furs. Write
H H^^^^. . for free price list and shipping )
?Hqgp^*;-': N. M. CNGAR CO., FURRIERS
■■^^b?*^ * 191 Sena* Street PORTLAND, ORE. j
RAW FURS y^£&^
Highest Market Price Prid ty^sS^WmKr
/P. Plagemann, Mqr. $$WJI Will)
MANUFACTURING FURRIERS W*%VtMi
FrstNatl Bank. P«thiid!o«*
Cornered Him. , . , •-\
"Are you Mr. Doxey?" asked the
beautiful young woman who had suc
ceeded in gaining admittance to the
private office. ' ;
"Yes," he replied, regretting as he
glanced at her that he kept her wait-
Ing so long in the anteroom. "Won't
you sit down?"
"Thank you. I suppose I ought not
to have disturbed you at this hour.
You are very busy."
"Oh, no; I have nothing "on hand
that can't wait as well as not," he re
plied with an encouraging smile.
"I hardly know," she said, looking
sweetly embarrassed, "how to explain
what I came ,to see you about. I'm
if raid I ought not to have come."
"Don't hesitate to let me know what
! can do for you. You needn't have
:he slightest fear that I shall not be
?lad to help you in any way I can."
"Thank you so much. You are aw
hilly kind. I just wanted you to raise
ny husband's salary about $25 a
nonth. He is* Mr. Timpkins of your
tales department and he didn't want
0 ask you for the raise himself, but
rou don't want me to have to keep on
economizing any more, do you?"—Chi
No More Bats for Him.
Mrs. Greenwald, who is an enthu
ilastic attendant at all the camp meet-
Ings ) and revivals that happen In her
neighborhood, had been speaking to
1 friend of a certain popular evangelist
whom she greatly admired.
"His eloquence is perfectly wonder
ful!" said she, "and when . you con
| lider what he sprang from —
"He is a reformed tough, isn't he?"
iroke in the friend.
"Yes, yes," eagerly. "He used to
le a baseball pt»r " j
Still a Conqueror. * |
Old Colonel Pestilence continues to !
be one of the most stubborn foes that
armies have to encounter. —Chicago
Remarkable Coincidence! ;
The thrifty German proprietor of a
circulating library charged for wear
and tear. One volume came back to
his scrutiny. "See here," he exclaim
ed, "there is a hole on page 19 of my
beautiful book. And see here," he
went on, turning over the leaf, "there's
another on page —San Francisco
Drowned in Buttermilk*
. Thomas t Her, a milkman, was
drowned in 1,000 gallons of butter
milk when his wagon dropped into a
depression in the road and was over
turned. The tank , burst and the de
pression filled to the brink and Mr.
Her, who was caught beneath the
wreckage, was covered entirely with
! jHfck 1 OUT OF 'TOWN ■
* «*♦ m m cnn receive prompt treat-
SgT¥« x-^tl*' v ments of Non-Poiionons,
j£ >£; - Health-building remadlM
¥£• C GEE WO
k J&Rfc%'j t .\^j v the Chinese doctor.
Try once more if you have been doctoring with
tins one and that one and hare not obtained per
manent relief. I Let this great nature healer diag
nose your case and prescribe some remedy whc*e
action is quick, sure and safe. His prescriptions
are compounded from Roots, Herbs, Buds and
JSarks that have been gathered from every quar
ter of the globe. The secrets of these medicines
are not known to the outside world, but have been
nanded down from father to son in the physicians'
families in China. :s: ■ ■-•■■...; -/ •■:: v,. '.'*;?. ~-. - : ■■;^4
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PUTNAM FADELESS DYES
HOW THE POLKA ORIGINATED
Bohemian Servant Danced About the
Kitchen to Lighten Her Work,
and Composer Noticed.
The origin of the polka has Just
been discovered. It Is said on good
authority that the dance originated in
one of the little villages of Bohemia,
where a servant, tiring of her work in
the kitchen, thought to make it lighter '
by dancing around the kitchen and !
singing at the same time. The mis- j
tress of the house overheard her and I
called her into the parlor, where she
was asked to dance the peculiar step
over again. A musician by the name
of Neruda was present and he some
time later wrote musio for the step.
The name polka comes from the Czech
language, meaning half step.
In 1839 the polka was introduced
into Vienna and it made a great suc
cess. The writers of the popular mu
sic of the day adapted it immediately
to their work. The polka was danced
on the stage in Paris for the first time
at the Odeon in IS4O, and from the
stage it passed to the drawing room.
Red Ocas Ball Blue will wash double as many
clothes as any other blue. Don't put your money
into any other. ,
■ " \
Don't You Re ember?
The love of reminiscence is deep
rooted In us. We do not need to have
length of years in order to possess it
All we need to have is a consciousness
of the past as past. Some years ago
a little friend of mine, then four years
old, attained a new phrase, "Don't you
remember?" I say "attained," because
it was evident that she had not only
enlarged her field of expression by a
new word, but that she had enlarged
her field of experience by a new sensa
tion —the sensation of reminiscence.
For the phrase, "Don't you remem
ber?" always ushered in a story out
of her small past, some event of the
preceding winter or summer, some
glimpse of history in which she had
been actor witness. It was always ut
tered with shining eyes and a flush of
delight, which deepened if I was able
to catch her reminiscence and recog
nize and enjoy it with her. Yet the
things remembered were very simple
—a drive, a walk, a kitten, a child wa
tering his garden or falling down. The
pleasure came, clearly, not from the
original quality of the experience, but
from the very act of remembering. She
was tasting the pure pleasure of remi
niscence. Watching her, I fell to won
dering what was the precious quality
of this pleasure whose flavor she was
beginning to taste.—Atlantic Monthly.
Mothers will find Mrs. Window's SoottUng
By rup the best remedy to use for their child tea ;
during .'le teething period.
Change in the Postman.
This small boy, three and one-half
years old, was accustomed to meet
the postman and get the letters for
the family. He and the postman were
friends and the postman always had a
smile and pleasant word for him.
But one morning when the post
man came around he neither smiled
at the boy nor said a word to him;
he just handed the letters over the
gate to him end passed on, which was
a great surprise to the boy. The fact
was that this was another postman,
taking that morning the place of the
regular man on this route, but the
small boy wasn't quite old enough to
realize it. This new postman wore
the same uniform, carried the same
' bag, was just like the other man in
every way, except as to his face. But
certainly that was different, as the
small boy could see, and so when he
carried in .the letters this morning he
announced to the family:
"Our postmo^ *" -"* n iew head."
I^UfnEl SORE liHa EYES KQiid
Learning Two Things. '
A native of Germany, resident in
this city, has learned enough of the
American language to make his mean
ing plain, though grammatically some
of his sentences are odd. But he is
willing to learn and enjoys his twist
ing of the words as much as his hear
ers when his slips are explained to
him. He has a friend with whom he
often dines. The other evening the
man from the fatherland surprised his
host by asking for a helping of a dish
which his host knew he did not used
to care for. "Why, Herr Blank," ex
claimed the host, "I did not know you
could eat that." "I used to couldn't,
but I am learning to can," said the
PILES CURED IN 6 TO 14 DATS
Your druggist will refund money if PAZO OINT
MENT fails to cure any case of Itching. Blind.
Bleeding or Protruding Piles in 6to 14 days. 50c
Old Hand (to new ticket seller at
state fair) —"Ever been on the wick
et before in a crush?' New Hand—
"Nope.' Old Hand— "Thought not
New Hand—"Why not?" Old Hand—
"You give change first, and tickets
afterward." New Hand—"What is the
difference?" Old Hand—"Hundreds of
dollars, my boy. No one ever passes
in and forgets his tickets."— Judge.
Necessity Is the Mother.
"The boss thought he was doing a
bright thing when he had the pockets
in our jackets starched tight," said
the old-time bartender. "All I did was
to buy a couple of union suits and
pass the change down the back of my
Killed Despite Handicap.
Napoleon's wars were fought with
flintlocks; but he was a pretty suc
cessful killer, despite the handicap.—'
"Ud Against It" | I
You: are certainly "up
against it" when your meal*
; cause you distress, such as
Bloating, Heartburn, Sour-
ness, Headache, ,J^^
Nausea—but ■■ i :k i^(ji^/.'' ?.\" ' ::
■ will soon im
t . prove your condition.
It strengthens the entire di
gestive system and safe
guards you against attack
of Colds, Grippe or a Ma- ■'.
laria. Try a bottle and be
FRIDAY AMERICA'S LUCKY DAY
Old Belief Certainly Can Not Be Said
to Have Held Good In the
United States. j
The general belief that Friday is »
day of ill luck had its origin in the,
history of Christ, the crucifixion tak
ing place on that day. •.
Friday, however, by many has been;
held to be a lucky day, as In Scotland '
it is a favorite day for weddings. Frl-j
day has been a peculiarly lucky day]
in the history of America. It was on|
Friday, August 3, 1492. that Columbus
set sail on his voyage of discovery,
and Friday, October 12. that he first '
sighted land; Friday, November 22,
1493, • that he reached ; Hispaniola on
his ■ second voyage; Friday, June 13,
1494, that he reached the continent of '
America. ■ • }
Some other events taking place on
that day in America were the Battle!
of Bunker Hill, June 17. 1775; Sara-j .
toga surrendered October 17, 1776,
and it was also on Friday. July 17,|
1776, that the motion was made that
the United Colonies of America are
and ought to be free and independent.)
An Englishman and his wife have •
recently had a honeymoon, the second
since their marriage. They left the
babies at home and went to the place
where they went on the day they were
married and stayed as long as they
could stand it. They didn't like it at
all. They didn't see how they'd man
aged on their previous honeymoon—
without the children! In short, the
times had changed and honeymooning;
wasn't to their way of thinking any?
longer. Honeymoons do ; read well.
We hear about people going on them
and we think we'd rather like to go
along. Or go again. But if we did —
really, I think going again would be/
almost as bad as going along! I
guess the English couple sized it up
correctly. There's no "Backward,
turn ! backward, oh! time, in thy
flight!" No chance of a second hon
eymoon. Unless we get a second hus
band or a second wife. . ;. .
ONLY ONE "BROMO QUININE" ;
That is LAXATIVE BROMO QUININE. Look
for the signature of E. W. GROVE. Cures a Cold r ': ; ;
in One Day, Cures Grip in Two Days. 25c. - \
Curious Geographical Change. ■ .
A member of the Canadian govern
ment Alaskan boundary line survey- [V-;.
party mentions the curious fact that,
within five years, Canada will have a
new port opening through American
territory into the Pacific ocean. This
is made possible by an immense gla
cier which extends from tidewater
across our narrow strip of Alaska, at
Glacier bay, Into Canadian territory.
It is receding at the rate of more
than a mile a year and soon there
will not be a glacier, but instead a -:.
well protected harbor extending back
Into Canadian territory, the only har
bor in Canadian territory within hun
dreds of *&?*■■ ;-• .: - ■■•:-■•'
When L,«-_ y ■■_'•- — to Talk.
Some children are very late in talk
ing, particularly if they are not en
couraged. They make signs or point
to the object of their desires, and find
it easier than learning to talk. This
is pure indolence on their part and
incidentally on the part of the moth- .
er. Adenoids are a frequent cause of
delayed talking. If a child does not
talk at two or two and a half years
of age, deafness or mental deficiency
should at least be considered as a
possible icai""^ "' *•- ■L -'—ardness.
Two Forms of Eugenics.
Eugenics take f two —positive
and negative. The negative would pre
vent ' the bad marriage and the j posi
tive promote the good, but the first 'is}^
easier than the second. We do not . .
know yet what qualities can be trans
mitted, nor how they mix. It \is best -
to trust to the people themselves and
get the new idea instilled; then they
will love in the right direction, if not
at first sight-
1 Boyhood's Wish.
Little Louis, four years old, had
been sitting on the sofa all morning,
when his mother «ald: '■'•"- You have-\
been a very good '• boy all ; morning. elf
there Is anything you wish I will give
; it *- to you, Louis." ri "I } would like to
be a bad boy this afternoon," he re
plied. , '