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The Sweet Simplicity of Little
Children's Cloth in?.
Uses anil Abuses of the Foulard
ItlsCalle.l "Snow" Mauve and
is Pretty.
Things of Interest to House
keepers and Others.
The children's departrntnts in the wo-r.;-t.'s
fun.ishinif stores are among the
tnun ini!"rt:tnt features and are shoiv
ii g s.mio exquisitely pretty creatines
f .r he little tots. All styles may be
louiei from the dainty, simpl" littlj
lr.n-ks ( f ?:it vambric. Hr.Uiied with a
f-v. ttuks or a little c 1 l uv an.l in-
5-rti"n. to the more eUib'iral'
rati m "f showy law.
tv-i lerl-s.
iaoes and ein-
Trie nmplf little
it-is I- a-iirii? for th-
h;tt ( ost3 in mo?t
drsses are often
v-ry simplii ity Is
rasvs. Many moth
ers fail to realizt? that the more sitnpty
tritir child-a are dress-.-U the more at
tt'O iive t !! or-.
!-. cannot help f.'!';;i a pans of
rymoathy for the poor little ovor-dress-
1 hii'lr. n s-en i.n the strett so often,
with their hat loaded with trimmings.
Hnd thPir much htnhboned an I hetrim-i-ifd
;-iik. .r satin Ur.ss s. and thinking
tr-.oir truljl s hav Kkuii early in litv.
f it is im;n.s. ibie for them t have the
i :!' Koil lines er.ji yed by their more
jdainiy Jr-?se'l friends.
Amone the ir-.-tiy things shown fr-r
tv. childrtn are th- little pi'jue cap.s
iind ja' K ts or"1 espe,f.dal!y pretty cape
is of :ir,t liiui' toque, composed of two
ircul.ir ' ;iTie-. one over the oth.-r. trun-iii-d
with o.mds of white insert i -n and
trills of enibroid-ry. and r-aehi.itr the
v. .list. Tht are servh eilil- as . -!l as
r-tty as th-y may he easily iaue.a. rou
Kv ri in-.r" attraotiv ur i'ie iitt! sii r:
v.' hit P'.'IU'- jackets which scarcely
r h th- vais..
Th- ir-opt dirti.uit matter thnush to
R-'he f.-r th lUt) p.p!- is the aii im
port. nit h-aj "Vf rir.jar. When they out-kt-ov
the rt:y 1 i t r 1 white caps there
s-em to l notninar for them that is ex
t!y approtjr iate tor severa! yars to
"ir.-. f ...! i-v-ry day v.- ar duri.ii? th
summer on- pretty litti-' Top. ka t, t
wais tlr.y sunbcnnc-t made uf th,
fame material as tht frock.
Foulards Popular.
AH of the silks shown for summer
v.-ar are s :t. nuis- i.-ss and c!ini;in.
Foulards abound and the blu- tones
prevail thoush tht y are reiievtd frotn
i:: on -,t.jn y by the many (iit'o-rent shades
rno-.vn. It se,-ms a pi;y that tiv s- foul
ard gowns ar- so loaded with trimminsr
th- most of th-m ar-. as th-ir elab
orate patterns make them much more
ftvetivc. with but !iui srirniture. X.me
of th- skirts ar- lined this summer but
are made with drop skirt.
A New Pasts! Shade.
A nnv addition to the list of pastel
sh id-s is oaiUrd by the importets.
Sn. tnatiV". It is th- most delicate
sha -! of mauve itnatrinable and is seen
rest often in ulev-s and ribbons. theeah
' -a-lora 1 sovvr,? of it are s-n. This
r i i- is appropriate for sprint;, sum-ri-r
and fa.l ur. but is rather trying
to ruuit t ompi-xtons.
Fads aad Fancies.
F -rne of th- Uten French hats are
v- ! simide as to trimming, but e'.egan:
enoiieh in shape and quality cf th"
s:raw-. N a I row hi k k velvet ribbon is
s.,m-times run throuzh the me hes of
lace straw around the ,f a Spanish
'' and a soft crumpled knot of black
. '.i-L o.ii a iancv rm is te no-
1 trimmir.ar.
Very small ha ndk-rchiefs. dainty em
t !'. ad-red and trimmed with lace, are
t:ie fashion.
Th- el-spanro of th- white lawn pet-tt'-i
at has r.tt limit tr.'s s-ason. It is
trimmed with very han.. -om- embroid
ery and lace, is made to tit the hips in
the approved fashion and costs any
where troni to Jj.j.
I.ow-ne. k-d nieht Kowns. made w ith a
mu h-ti immc.l loose bodice and a trim-m-
1 skirt attached, are the modes for
summer wear.
A new- silk, which is like quicksilver
In appearance, has appeared. It is plain.
u.wuie.j, ano is used tor
stead of taffeta.
Ca?hmrfS in pretty light colors ar.
rmniopirt la small rincs of w
which give them a n-w st vie.
Hold and silver ribbon'-, which are silk
ami tinsel woven together, are a rew
fancy and a very pretty one for belts
aed i-olljr bands. They ar- as soft and
. .table as if they w ete of a!! siik
A plain pate blue- parasol i on of the
Items of a fashionable outfit this sea
son, ami a detachable cover of fine white
muslin tucked and trimmed with Val
enciennes lace transforms it into a
dressy one for afternoon.
P'-arfs of Maltese and Trussels lace
W very much worn with the s ift. fl.-ieiy
tuck-d siik stocks. They are cai ricj
twi. o arouml the neci; and tied sailor
fashion, bow- on the bust.
A pretty i,
a fur the finih of a pal'?
Pin K law n e .
-a n i-i n 7-inc -h shriD- l ruf-
tie. strip.-, I
n .1mw;i v.-ith blat k
s t at lr.i-rvii!s t f on
bund i-i rKh.. i- ifV. -
vet baby ri'd ..n,
inch. Enrii little
M an.l -iut. ThM tlour.i-f
th- finish at th hem of the skir
i n ru 1 1. 'i on the w n or 1. 1 :; k lawn
und-rdress s rve to h::h it nit, a' m-di-um
wi.lp i-illar of th whic htwn.triVd
with black velvet, and a b!acfc wyf
r'.i aie tne s;evuu laturs of th
d; -i', uht-rt tht- v.hitt? tli-uno- f
Pkirt is trir'.i vrti-aiiy v itn hit- lr
-"rtion in waved lins anl a band of
i:.wtion heads th iiouiu-e.
On-buvton ki l trloves are worn with
th- n-.v leeve. whit h has th" dainty
urd-Tflreves bunded so cioely at the
v:it that a longer glove is clumsy.
Into tV wnrk-ba? of th modish
V- ;:r woman now usuaiiy a pair
of line im r-J't'l hose. tij.-'n v hi- h in
r:rtm ;tits of leisure she xiertds m-r Fkiil
ei;iirotd-rintr French dots and s lender
vine -hk- trucines. A recent brid wvs
the r-cipirt ut" a dozen pans of siik
slot kin irs embroidered in sets of thr-e
ty her fcur bridesmaids.
Clv-k wrink!5?, says a pperialisf,
coe-ht t( com" vprv ir.te in lite, if at
Tht-y are rfrpn carelessly produced
by a habit of rumpling- a pillow on
which one Is sieepi''.!'.
K-ep old white kid gloves to wear at
ri'srht when it is desired to whiten or
n tbe hand;. If any IntK n is ap
5iid its cuntatt with white gloves
Who Will Wed Holland's Fair Young Queen.
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Here is the latest photograph of the sir! Queen of Holland. When Europe
has no other gossip to occupy its time it busies itself picking out a huba-ad
for this very self-assertive younsr woman. The queen declares that she will
wed the man of her choice, politics or no politics, and it is said that she has at
last rr.aue up her mind wiio the fortunate man will be.
h aves no stain, a ssometimes happens
when biack or colored gloves are worn.
New Golfing Styles.
Tv'hile there is not very much need cf
varioiam in the styles of poitin.tr togs,
the pcpularity of the same, leaning as
it i.jts in outdoor s:rt for women,
raak.-s tile attempts to originate new
l i lets inevitable. The changes may be
! so slight as t-- need a label to attract
1 j o r attention at all. but some little
d o1 ei etrce. serves to add interest to the
fc-atre us w-li as to jrratif y woman's
lojition tor new clothes,
file a.f hat of the season is a sen
dee iinpr .' mnt on those worn he
re, as it protects the face to some ix-
tent. It is in rough stiaw and of P.ei-
n et. ih ape. ix;uni on the edge with vel
i .r aim trimmed with a soft scarf of
i Silk la islet carefully around the crow n,
j Tii-'ii there ar the hats of stitched
ccpie to v.-'-ar with the white tpif suits.
! Th-s - are trimmel with the silk sea!""
an:, f 'tuh-r pompi-ns. The bambou hat
e p'.bt ,-t and conseiue::t!y oool
avitty. ami very pretty in its lie-ft
: tUH. ne point of f.ishioe in
ihieh must be cbserved is the ab
if th- st;:T lorr cpailt si 'irjco-
S' n .-e
ei.t l't
iM s-.a-on. Tms is sato to le
out of fashion, the siik 2e irf
b.ete ciote ? i:t!i.-ier.t. but where other
I: iriaonc is ri sireJ the r mpons or a
r. s tie ,,f ribbon is the thing.
I' i-i.:i.n has S'.me advantages c-. n in
sr. ill' sii'ts. and the outfit at its best is
not so iee..mii. that any woman. l..v
e . i ret i y. cai. afford to isn-cre 'ii.
Atrleiic women who itive the sp ,v . for
itself a -ore are inclined to be vn-v care
P rs their dress, thinkinsr no d uit
tha : their skill offsets any deficiency in
their app. ararce, which is a mistake.
Th? short skirt, of last s-ason was the ;
first, cause of the lack of ftrace in this i
c-cstume. t'tit the m w ediet cails for a
lencth which reaches to the top of the
ankh.fr. and is vastly more becoming j
fian any skirt an inch shorter. Double- !
faced tweed which is plaid one side and '
plai l on the other, is th - most popular :
material for the irolf skirt, ar.d is tic-
istiel with stitehinsr. and made with !
eitner a box rlait or an inverted plait
in the center of the back. Cray, tan ,
at : 1 brown are the leadirsf colors, and .
j.. Kets of brignt red or green are
Shirt waists in red and pink linen or
mercerized pique are a necessary part
tne goir outnt an.l are worn wun
white i.ioue and ecru linen skir
t-onie striking color stems to be neces
sary to a picturesque effect en the
eoif jinks, and while there is an at
tempt to introduce green, red and golf
pink are the favorites, the green tann
ine no contrast in the landscape pic
ture A blue skirt with a red linen
shirl waist made with a white collar
and worn with a black tie and a reel
Tam o'r'hanter is a pretty costume for
a young, slim girl, while an entire cos
tume of led linen worn with a black
hat is a striking bit of color against
the green background. These Hnen
suits are usually n.ade with a blouse
bodice i no a white linen collar finished
v.-itr. rows of stitching and fastened
with whit.' pearl buttons.
Tiic- i.'tal goif.rg suit for a hot day
is a whit- pique skirt and either a col
ored fa' a white shirt waist, worn with
a r.ta ktie matching the color of the
scaif E'our.d the stitched white duck
Another Art Has
Caivt-, the g-.daen-thr
Carmen. ?he finds th2 lift
t'.e French and Italian
the fai- premiere win be
her as iliie. Emma, A la benae heure,
hat and the stocking's. As for shoes,
a o;.d shaped, weil fitted boot of kid or
calfskin with low- heels is the thing.
The bulldog- toe is rather losing caste,
as It eies the foot a very clumsv ar-
; pearance. The reversible gSit cape is
I a.ioihor very necessary item in this
, special departmr.t of your wardrobe.
: and is at all times useful for traveling.
The guif.Infc- jacket or' w-aiste at Is
! douhh-l'ieasted. fastened with giit at
I tons, is made of wool and wo. en in a
! vaii-ty of designs which have lia at
; i earapce ot being knitted. Tac'-e is a
i v-iriety. too. in the colors, and some of
the jackets have siik. sleeves.
The Popular Handkerchief.
The passing of the old-fashioned
priceless lace handkerchiefs that our
grandmothers used to consider neces
sary is. emphasized by the announce
ment that they have come in again.
It wilt hardly be possible to re-establish
them to th- point of t.ti-rying them,
although the dictum may influence an
additional purchase or two. Time was
when a "best" lace handkerchief was
included in the wardrobe of ev.-ry well
dressed wa mart, but that time has long
pas-Scd. The "smart' woman teday has
dozens of fine har.dkei chiefs whose cost
and beauty lie in their exquisite weave
and in the daintiness and perfection,
i.ot abundance, of the embroidery or
lace that decorates them. Next to their
fim-r.ess their plainness is a distinctive
n ark. A har.dkerchi-f heavily trimmed
with costly lac-, obviously unsuitel to
f-equent laundering, is. Pot often seen
The Care of Flowers.
On receiving flowers after a journey
every stalk should be cut afresh, ar.d
cut oi.iy the instant before being placed
i in the water. When fl-.wers arrive from
I any far distance th- stalks should be
1 prepared w itn a "long slanting cut, or
j be slit up in order to expcs.e a large
i surface to the water, and they should
: be plui.ged deep in the water, right up
j to the Mower itself, and left all night,
i If the water is warm, so much the
i better. Kvon for an ordinary journey
, many things rou.--t have such a deep
bath or total immersion.
; Fioweis that have milky juice, such
! as Oriental and other poppies, Stephan
otis. and Bh vsi.a nf hus. want snecial
; eare. These "flowers and some oth-rs
rave a fast-Mowing milky juice that
dries nuickiv ar.d hardens over the cut
as if it had been purposely sealed with
a waterproof coating of India rubber.
; Therefore when you bunch up Oriental
i poppies the moment before the bunch
! is put into its deep pail the ends are
cut afresh, and the sta.iks are aiso slit
up two or three inclu s. and as the juice
ri.-ws cut they are plunged into the
water, which washes it away. Home
and Oarden.
The All-important Work Basket.
Mary Lowe Dickinson has eood counsel
to offer to her sisters who have the care
of a household upon their shoulders.
When the clothing comes from the
laundry, she says, confide such of it as
needs the "stitch in time" to the work
basket. And bv the work basket I do
not mean the little basket that holds
the spool and thread and the fight sew- I
ing material, but a basket larae enough
to hold whatever needs to be repaired
or whatever piece of unfinished work
Won Her Heart.
- -f .3'
,-ated carj.at ice r.. more will sway cur souls as
of a singer too onerous. she will forsake it for
dram?.. En pa?a nt, it is fnterestingr to Ivara that
nh-ng:er: the dramatic s:age will know
may be on hand. Xever let anunmended
article get back into the drawer of
clothing that is ready for service.
And when the repairs have been made
place the fresh article at the bottom
of its own pile, using for your next oc
casion the articles on the top of the
pile. In this way none of the clothing
will be allowed to remain in the drawer
until it becomes yellow from lack of use
and the wear will be about equal on all
suits. One of our objects is to dress
well and at the same time to avoid
great accumulations of garments too
good to be thrown away and not good
enough for comfortable use, yet en
dured for economy's sake.
Never fall into the mistake of sup
posing that it- is of no importance that
any garments be nice except those
worn in sight. Fineness of texture,
daintiness of trimmings, these can be
dispensed with, but perfect cleanliness
and perfect wholeness are indispensa
ble. There is an intangible ethical in
fluence or. as a good country mother
put it, "Tnere is a sight of good man
ners comes jest with bein' dressed up.
ily children always behave better in
their best clothes." She was right. The
girl who "don't care what she puts on"
doesn't care for some other things that
she ought not to forget.
Things Worth Knowing.
Tour Mattresses Now that wire and
chain mattresses are so much used it is
economy to buy a piece of felt to go
between the wire and the hair mattress
on top. Unless this is done, the cover
of the top mattress is soon worn into
holes. Some people spread brown pa
per, but the felt is very cheap, and
much nicer.
Clothes Pins If these are boiled a
few- minutes every fortnight and then
quic-kiy dried, they will last longer and
make no dirt marks on the clothes.
The .Moth Fiend Any strong pungent
smell will keep away moths; so if you
don't like the smell of camphor, mix
together equal parts of pounded cloves,
cinnamon, orris-root, or any other
pungent spices. Fiil little muslin bags
with the mixture and store them
among your clothes.
To .Mend Table Linen The ravellings
cut from new tablecloths before hem
ming are just what you want to mend
thin places or hoies in the older ones.
If you have not a supply of these, use
flourish!. tg cotton of a fineness to match
the texture of the cloth.
A new wrinkle for your patent leather
shoes. Clean them with French harness
polish, which you can buy at any sad
dler's or harness maker's. Rub it on
lightly, then polish with a piece of soft
woolly cloth. Besides making them
American Delegate to Congress on Aiplnism in Paris.
Ar.r.ie ?. Peck, who is shown here in the costume in which she climbed
to the summit of the Mattel horn, is a Providence. It. I., woman now in Pa; is
as a delegate tj the Coag.es j cf Alpinism to be held there Aug. 12-14.
shine beautifully,
fram cracking.
this prevents them
One Which Haunts Nany Men and
Button Rose Cottage, June 1. tm.
Dear State Journal:
Fepiin' sort o' tired o' I.'kle iuees. an"
a s rc o" faraway-wun.irin' rniud. as
tho - the tir.-t i.;v wash o' waves" of va-
cashuu limes mislit b "a cnstii' their
shado's before." i gess I'll icst slip into
n-x riMjiri. mntuiiy. an teti v.u
1 ; bout a gost that one gut into the sellar
j of Ben Hod g-s'.s hou.-e:
I Now Ben Hodjfe. an' all the Hwiire?. fur
t biick as I no. wi:s fannt-rs. but one erizly
i day in November. Hen's wife, she s;;rt
ore o them !ej-ir eies. a riirht mart iot
i .-i' money. I . from a rt hi shun what
: died. WeH. that took, all the farm in" am
? bi-shu'Ti out of Ct-n. an' the- ft-rst thing- we
i nu they hed b-;t a c;t:"ge In town, n a
f moved orf en the farm, to send th-1 yiiny-
srurs to hi sktde. to k1 'em ejicated. Ben
was powerful "tt on ejica-imn.
Aft.-r they sfiit settled. Ken. he was a
itle awkward at tirst. liein so fre-h fr-.m
the ho an- hay rack, bvt he jsrot out aruun'
some, an' hav.n' no yartiklor biznes. nu'
ii' t havin' desided wdiat vacashun fo fn
d uigre in, an' jes a-i"f in about, na teraily
feii into poily ticks. N -w. if ihat had bin
Henry. I d hev bin dv sprit worried, but
Mercy H. stie wk that ratf'e-brain-
d she was stuc up about it! She ac
sh;illy hadn't enuff sense then, to see fhat
poilyti k a:i' moral denerashi-n are so
sinonim they are the .inane as twins!
Well. ;n the sprins. I'on was sure emiff
e'ectud into an" ..P'ts. That was a grate
day lur tnem Hod-4s. an they ai! cum
into town to seliibrate. it was aeetey
rnortifyin to Mercy Hodtres to have ail .
them tun try wakens hiched up to her
ard tense. Bn.t Ben. h.1 was in poliv- !
ticks, an' hd beat, an money that wus,
nothin' when it cum to ?eitybrat:n ! j
Weil after that, the nex' weak, they
besin to fix uo. Xu pante. nu fense. vu
walks, an' furnfshin's f(r insid" an' out-
sine an arrmn .
Hi up kin's
too. an trees were sot out. Land saxes!
there wus no more o them oM-fasher.e ;
marysrolds an' ohimnpy pinks fur thm! !
They pot all Fr e n c h things. Fienj a m i r; e '
11 dres. he was an officer now ! An' th
oV hakKd pariur things, they were turned i
ryat door?. An' sti-ft things bot, an a j
tirurr market carpet
But I can make it breefer to every- !
thing- wus brot to corryspond with tlie nu 1
rioters an' the nu state of responsible if y
rf Pen. The ehildurn an Mercy, an' Hen.
I hi-ji elf. had to made to corryspond, an
then when tas
resent money giv out,
there was creout to fall back on. in plen
ty, becos Ben Hodges was a offisur.
Then cum in the cumrmy. They never
seemed to git over sellybratin. an' resep
shuns! Then the agents cum. An' tne
agents sed with one akord: -You bi ear
things an' interduce to the public: "We
votud fur you." Then cum the institu
shuns, an' the institushuns sed: "You
must help our noble works. It is expected
of a offisur to giv' to noble works. We
put you into offis. an' pay your sallery."
Then cum the kranks. An' the kranks
sed: "We al supported you, and now you
mus' support us. We put you in becos
we beleeved furmly you wood giv' us jes
tis. an' wood push our idees ahed. an'
giv us finanshal bakin' until we get on
our feat." Then cum the tite-place men.
An' the tite-place men sed: "We wus
your trend, now you be ourn. All we ask
is fur you to tyd us over till we git a
But. Mr. Editur. exquze the rest about
Ben Hodges cumpny. fur I'm tired o'
writin it now. an not even "the half has
not bin told," as the hymn truly ses.
Nex' cum the vacashuns. The man with
an offis mus' do as the offisurs do.
Ben Hodges talked with a trend: "Yes,"
sed the frend, 'I see you nead rest. Your
a-warin' out. The strar.e is too much fur
you. Yen take your family to the moun
tings. I'll lend you all the money yon
want if you'll jes let me keep a creeter
of mine in your house while yer' gone!"
"But that creeter would skare my folks
to deth." "We'll fix it so they won't no
it. We'll put 'im in the back sellar." "But
I coodn't res' a tmnitl" "Why. he'll naver
make you eny truble. so longs he's fed al
rite. But If he eats much he dies." The
family elammered to go an' Ben giv' in.
and the trend giv him the money an' put
the creeter in unnones to them.
The nex' day thy were oft' fur the va
cashun. All but Ben's old mother. She
wouldn't go. and she would kep the
baby. Merev was glad o' that, but Ben
feared she suspishened. An' she did. an'
as soon's they lef, she went rite down an'
lokt the gost square In the face. Hur
hart about broke at first, but purty soon
she rallyd, as sum women will, an' made
I'll skip sura now till the family cum
"What ales gran'mother?" they all ask
ed. But Ben. he throo' her a beseechin'
look, an' she cot it. an" kep' still. But
when she had a privout talk with Ben.
she put her fut down hard, an' sed she
would not sta in a family with a gost in
ttie seller, an' thev made up there minds
to hev it killed.
Well the nex' morning Ben Hodges, he
went to the kichen an' the lonrtry. an' the
barn an' the gardin' an' the sointr room
an' dismist all the servints. Then the
mewsick techer an" meny other things
was dismist, until Mercy an' the ehiklurn
erid. an' sed wus Ben crazy fur shoor'.
Then Mercy, she aru pale an' -so thret
ened sick, that Ben's mother sed, "Teil
her. it can't make it no worse."
Well instid o' fantin', or skremin. Mer-
cy. she jes' Iaffed. an teers in her eyes,
t.Hj. "An' that's all? Jes' an o!' gost in
O... U..-T Th-i.-a rnoKin' T Vi t r it O W i n e
an' she'lafTed agen histearikle like. "Why
here I bin a mornin day an nite. becos
I wus shor you hoit bin struck bv the
ptin. wus Ending- crazy ; r ois that
I pf;ll ytif-ks be Turned you not to lore me
i nry more: nly a erost in the sellar! O.
dorp; d. re!" an" then she laffd Hsrt-n. T.rn
I'kt funy. an' sum of the dVepe-s' rinkle
in his face begun to lav down croswize.
Z'nn KVJH 1", h,:.,?.risi1in. i:Vil
j th" biagest fule on erthl"
j "Well, dre or Ken." she sed, lovincly,
"we wus b'th fules." Then they all talked
j it over, an' agreed to kill that gost at
once an' go back to ih farm,
"B"ut. Mercy, my offis?" "Fleetake the
oftis! or gosts take it. I don t care whioh,
you resine.-' sed Mercy. "There'll be fules
eruiff to take it."' sed Bn.
Well. Ben resined. Then came the dav
set t kill the o. t. It w?3 a hard dav
far Ben. fur the s hem If was exacushener.
an' at! the nabers were there to see the
By the way. Mr. Editur. it seems Tike
there's sum sort o fun made for everv
s rt o creeter! It seems the creator
planrad to hev all creashnn enjoy itself,
an" hav 'fun" out o" stimthine-. don't it?
But sum nabers pitied Mercy an' th1
childurr.. an some sed they pitied Ben. an'
sum shuk in there shoos becos ot xsts in
th-ir own cellars.
But Bri's irost hed pot up Into the dineri
roiim. He had et everything before him.
The sheruff throo him even the chiidyrn's
tf vs. an' Mercy's fancy work an' pa 'tin',
an Mowers an birds, an" the monster
crep on. an' ate an' ate. At las he to k
in the peeanny :m the mewsick rak, an'
kp' on. Tiie house was srettin" pretty
much empty. There was a little t?rone-
an' Mirn tho't Mercy was fantin' ftir a
st ckund. when th" ost swaliod h'-r trunk
a-i' tine things, but she was laffin th
f nr-xt minut. an
a-throin t he sheriff hr
At las' c-vervthr,2 was
e wach-en-cnane.
Kone. an' that post, he jest began a chew
in" up the very hous- around him T An"
the peple moved back an' he et it. then
he commenced a liken' up the verv
groan' around hiin. an' jes" then he stoit
an' died rite there in his traks!
Then the nabers helped Ben berry him
rite there an" nut ur a monument over
him. Ben wus pale, an' his hand shuk
hut there was the fir" of victry in his
ey as he wrote the m?knphun: .
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til '
il - -fA
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Then? Well, the family wrnt back to
the farm, an' Bn. he never pot into pol
Iytirk ssn. fur nether p.e.:ytfccr i,;r
g.'-ts kin k teh men in Kansas r"-rr;5eliA
Your sieepy. AUNT TRUDY.
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