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IOLA, ALLE'N COUNTY. KANSAS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1899- VOL. XXXIV. No. 5
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without-a-beginning,
a ml time will be
ever and forever. On
mid on and on it got?
in harmonious per
fcrtiies.1), knowing no
ii BO and making no
lfcord of dam. "Na
ture non salUit" nature never made a
break or a pause. It showt no chasms any
where in its majestic course.
Man, though, for his convenience or pleas
ure, or piolit, establishes times and sea
sons. Thus he sajs the lirst day of Jan
uary shall be tunned the beginning of a
New Year, The Komnns, with an acute
poetic sense that penaded all their
work, eh-cUd tu liau the dawil of the year
show in March the lirat spring month,
when natuie kisses new life into every thing
and robes the earth in garments of many
colors,
Man must have his pauses and starting
jioiule. It is not so much a question of
sentiment a nf necessity that dates and
seasons be HnciI. The success of business
life depends upon it, and a nation with
out a chronology is a people without a his
tory. Kai-h year uiut hold its own events,
nor may one trench upon the other.
Leawng this line of suggestion, one is
led to the thought that these year post of
man's time otter opportunity for reflection
upon what has been anil w hat may lie. L'ach
New Year day tells not only of the new
birth, but also of the year that is scpul
tured. Here are pieienlod in brave con
trast life and diuth. As the old pai-et out,
the new comes in. So with man and all
other animate things. "The king is dead;
live the king."
So one lesson after another may be
learned, if one bo but u willing pupil. What
the memories of the just dead year? What
the sins, the errors, the follies? What
the good one did, and what progress in the
knowledge that is lasting? Ah! the year is
gone, gone to one and nil of us; but the
impression remains. These years one by one
are character builders, eaeii adding to the
other until the mortnl changes to the im
mortal!
Looking backward, ivlisi
g? Whatever most of s
at is the reckon-
Ing
,New Year is at hand. Let the accounting
be just, that one may be abler to meet
justly and righteously the things that are
before. Ono should recall the errors of
the past, not that he may mourn over tlicm,
but that he may gain strength for future
struggles.
One need not give the whole of New Year's
day to the forming of good resolutions. Alasl
there ho many who do vow overmuch ut
sucli times. The hallway of the New Year,
like that of hell, is paved with good inten
tions. One may resolve and leeolvc again,
and swear lustily in confirmation of such
purpose! yet nil unavailing!)-, because of the
frailty of his being. He acts the better part
who rcllects, and is nut rush in promises.
Not the same to all is the history of the
past year; and not two shall find the New
Year the same in cxpciirncp. Hut each
year is for all, and has in abundance riches
of good for every one. The year just closed
was lavish in gifts; the new offers plenty as
great. It is but to look fur it fearlessly and
the searcher will be lewarded.
The old was and is not. The new is here
with its portents. A warm heart for the
yar just dead, and n glad hand for the one
that is ncwlv born.
WILLIAM IIOSSKR COHIJE.
The .Nimv Yenr,
Love's harmonies (low towarifhlm full and
sweet.
Bin's wild, discordant cries are past him
hurled.
"With sad. glad heart and brave, reluctant
feet
lie steps upon the threshold of the world,
Judge
Merely nn Ofllrlnl I'lirnt,
He wished me a happy New Year;
The words would have tickled me, but
I knew from his bearing austere
I was booked for a salary cut.
Chicago flecord.
A IVeiv Ve-or Drrlnrutlon.
Alas, no resolution!) fair
Shall on the scroli appear;
I'll but endeavor to repair
. The ones I broke last year,
Washington Star.
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THE e,i:.scent
1'i.i.uy of a winter
morning's glow
M Come the foots:.
n of the New Vi
n'ar ItiA Mi.lit n
:eps
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o'er the light and
fleecy snow.
And a happy wel
come soundeth
from the stceple
guaided chimes
And prophesy the
tuneful bells the
dawn of better
times;
In the splendor of the morning, e'er the
stars have vanished quite.
When the earth awaits her bridal In her
robes of spoilem while
And the millions watch Impatient while
the holy bslls they hear,
From the orient, old In story, comes again
the glad New Year.
The old year passes slowly, like a vision
of the night,
With Its ever-shaded torrows and Its pleas
ures dimly bright,
In Its footsteps nil around us He a people's
tears Inipenrl'd,
And its dark and silent passage Is the joy
of all the world;
Let lh' i lis that rlrg its going greet the
Ii.i.i :: Nf V-ar's birth.
May ti . .lawr. proclaim an era that sh..
brlgm. r. all the earth.
Let tvei luiul beneath the'sun from :rou-
b't tl'.il release.
And r. ...1 jpon Its brow the sign of unl-
vr.ial peace.
Columb a greets the New Year with a w:-
come fair to see,
And btltslitcr glow the stars that gem the
bui.ntr of the free;
To the :uiure that It brings us, to the Us
:hu' oine apace.
We trus: the mighty destiny th.it doth in-
v. st our nice.
In th.- ilushe.i of Its dawning we can see
a g '.uider fame
Than that ulioicluilo gilds to.duy our coun
try's deathless name;
In the brightness and the beauty of the
year's Initial morn
Beneath the Hag our fathers gave a newer
day Is born.
Hall the year's auspicious dawnlngl let all
strife and cavil cease,
May every sword be burled 'neath the
blended bloom of peace,
May every son of freedom stand erect to
day and hear
With lifted soul the chimes that ring the
morning of the year;
From far Alaska's whitened coast to where
the waving pines
Their shadows shed where nobly stood tha
serried battle lines.
From Maine's Immortal surgus with tin Sr
legends still untold
To where the Sacramento cleaves a para
dise of gold.
ning out, O chimes, your gladness, let re
joicing rule the land,
God holds the New Year's blessings In the
hollow of Ills hand;
He hath guarded well our country from
the days of long ago
When knelt the I'llgrlm Fathers In the
New Year's fleecy snow;
Each year hath brought us grandeur, and
the one before us now
Will set another star of fame upon Colum
bia's brow;
Beholdl with added glory now the nation
doth appear
In the bright and matchless splendor of
the dawning of the year.
It d'awns for every mortal on the land and
on the sea,
Its light Is shed on every path that leads
, to liberty;
The sunlight of Its morning falls alike on
hut and spire
And kindles In the heart of man a new
and holy (Ire;
Lol It marches to the snthem that tha
Choir Immortal sings,
And every tongue may prophesy the bless
ings that It brings;
From east to west, from north to south
throughout our country dear
Let the proudest and the humblest greet
the dawning of the year.
T. C. HAnBAUQH.
' A Ilnbll of Ills.
Major Going to swear off drinking this
year, old man?
Minor I suppose so. I generally do.
Town Topics.
Drlpk Ills Only Scilnce Now,
" Yes, I'll swear off on New Year's day,"
He said, "If my neighbor's kld'll
Swear off from trying to learn to play
Ills everlasting riddle."
Chicago Tribune.
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Bu Msnili L. Crocker
Till: swish oi a b.uc dies, a faint
breath of violets, as n. passing, and
he fait rather than saw Mane t-iiin-mcrlield
go by.
Standing a iitt!e apart from the knots
of merry young peopie thronging the pleas
ant rooms, he was n.iiscioits of a thread of
pain running through the last night' of the
old year, touching only Miss Siituiiierncld
and himself.
lly he, 1 mean Leigh lleyhiirn, the owner
of the old-fashioned, low-roomed grange be
neath whose roof the young people of Glad
brook had gathered to keep a merry watch
night, Willi music and laughter and gay
repartee they meant to dance a welcome
to the Joyous New Year without much
thought for the staid old twelve-mouth
which had served them so faithfully.
Hut Leigh moved uneasily, sending nn
ploring glances after the blue gown, al to
no purpose. Mane was absorbed with the
fascinating company of Maurice Davenport,
and was smiling her sweetest and Mane
could smile divinely and entertaining him
admirably.
lteyburn was thinking hard, and, it must
be confesed, uncharitably. Had he wor
slupcd and petted and lived for MissSum
mcrlield these two blessed sunlit years, to
have hope and happiness go into the grave
of the frail old year leaving nothing but
memories?
What was that Marie was singing to the
sweet-toned guitar she held so daintily,
strapped In place with ft blue riband?
"Hlng out the old, ring In the new;
The year Is dMng. let It go:
King In the new; ring In the new."
Her voice seemed to falter a little on
the repeat as it fob to a soft cjdence. Was
It possible she was thinking of the olc o
tenderly the old love, for instance? Ah!
well, he did not know.
The yule log had burned out a week ago,
but he had not the heart to take up tho
silvery ashes from the old, red brick he.irth
as yet. Kver since that other night he had
kept his vow and closed his doors to all
merriment for two long years. Hut some
how the lads and lassies of Oladbrook had
lain their sympathies on his door-stone and
worked themselves into his good graces
once more, and before he realized what he
was doing he had given up the silent rooms
again to a Christinas party. Hut no more New
Year frolics under his roof, he said; not until
well, maybe He stopped short in his
musing,; still the remnant of the mistletoe
hung in the bracket work of the old chan
delier and he lemembered now, as he looked
at it, how pure and fair Alicia Merrill
looked when Herman Montrose kissed her
beneath its pnicnVspell a Vcek sgo. hli
put him in mind, 0, so much, of, her. Cov
ermg his eyes for a moment with trembling
hand, he went to the window and -ooked
out. White and glistening as an angel's
wing lay the snow on the iiitcivening llelds.
Over there was her house, but she had been
away now for a long tunc studying music,
and he had heard, for tU' did not write to
him, that her voice wns simply divine, and
as a musician sho was wonderful.
Neveitheleas, it was a night like this.
n.Hlding towaid the Hooding moonlight out
s.de, that they he and she had their
misunderstanding. A spasm of pain crossed
Ins line face and he caught his breath a
little. He could not tell just how it came
about, never clearly understanding, but that
night so much like this, and New S'ear's
Kve, too, marked the beginning of their di
lerging paths. And he had heard of di
verging paths which came together again
after awhile!
To-morrow was the glad New Year again.
Would its happy greetings be only mock
ery to him?
Suddenly a thought, which had smoul
dered In his mind for days, flashed up like
a gleam of heavenly light, radiating his
whole being.
She was coming home to:ulght on the late
MMAa ff
HCfl VOICE SELMED TO FAITER.
train; and he was so hungry to see her; only
God knew how famished of heart he was!
He would take the down train, get off at
Rockland when she changed cars for Cilad
brook. No one could prevent him from
ridng homo in tho same coach with her,
and even that would be a blessed comfort
Then, maybe, something would come of It.
Who knew?
In 15 minutes he was inside his great
coat and locking the hall door, with a tier
ous, glad excitement stealing over him,
like the coming of a new day, A ten-minutes'
walk brought him to the station.
"Going aw-ay for the New Year?" queried
the agent, pleasantly, handing Ueyburn the
required pasteboard.
"0, a little way," he replied, absently,
pulling on his gloves.
Scarcely had he settled himself in the
outward-bound train than Joe Antrim
thumped him on the shoulder and sang
out! "Hullo! going away on a blow-out,v I
suppose? We!!, so am I Some are going
away, and some arc coming home."
In the awkward silence which followed
Joe's voluble introduction, he seemed to
read Heyburn's thoughts, for, without look
ing further for reply, he began again;
"Miss Butnmerfleld Is coining tonlabt. thv
j itf
say; and they sav, '.oo. tlut she is bringing
her best fellow v l.cr Giiiiiliionk .ooks
for a wedding at the Sumnierlind home to
morrow. Hut, of course, I don't know, it
is only gossip, maybe."
Having thus delivered himself, -!oe An
trim, without waiting fur rep. v. betoi.lt h:m
self to the smoker, leaving Ileyhtirti :. :iist
the stale of mind l.c .n'.rmletl, half-way be
tween insanity and desperate intent.
lint by and by Heyburn's mind cleared In
Joe's last sentence ()n!i gossip Of
course that was all; hut Joe was mean to
hash It over, to hnn of al! persons, am! in
such an insinuating manner, too. Wei., he
would go on to Hocklnnd now if he met her
complete bridal party; he would see for Him
self, and if it was ul! true, v. hi, ne w-juld
not go home that night, and perhaps Giad
brook would never see Inn, again.
At ltockland he had -i.lj a few minutes
to wait between trains, and already tho
home-bound one was waiting on a side-track.
Purchasing his ticket, he ensconced himself
where he could p.ainiy tee the passengers
leave the ctoss-tram.
"Now for the bridal party, at least the
bride and groom," he atd, trying to be
JocuIai- with himself, although his face was
very white and his mouth twitched nerv
ously. At the cry "train, train," everybody be
gan to bustle about. Friends, baggage and
good-bjs were mixed up indiscriminately,
but Leigh was very still. He could hear his
anxious heart beat out its suspense in great
MilTocatinj leaps, as the fateful train thun
dered :n.
Sure enough, there was Miss Pummcrfield;
and the iinc-.ooking oung man who helped
her slight also took charge of her bag
gage. Heaven have mercy! Were gossip and
Joe Antrim right, after all? Hut piliawl
any chivalrous fellow traveler would have
done as much.
Notwithstanding this plausible thought,
Leigh slipped into the home-bound coach
like a thief, taking the corner seat in the
rear end of the ear
When Miss :umnierfie!d came In, the
terrible groom to be, to whom the bridal
party had dwindled, even he, was not In
attendance. Mane corned her own "grip."
The man felt a tremor of hope quiver all
over him, something like an electric cur
rent. She took the third seat from the
door and leaned her head on her hand weari
ly. A strange air for n bride, thought the
man in the corner He could not see her
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111! Wilis I'EREb: "MAIilE. '
face, bu; mine way lie fe.l l hat this New
Year's Li- ids not wn.it she wished O,
was she .n ;i..ul..c, iw ' Ho hau ha.! a
mind tu go to lar, the scat diicctly behind
her wjs piuudeiitij.iy empty he could
whisper ".Mane" over the back of her scat
when his courage warranted it.
At the next slop he took advantage of
the stir of the passengers and slipped into
the coveted grooie. Hlessed privilege! llu
had not been nir, so near her for years,
and his heart was on lira. When he could
wait no longer, he whispered over the bar
rier: "Marie!"
She looked up, surprised and startled.
After the confusion had left her lovely
facu, she gave lam her hand gingerly and
asked in strained tones: "How came you
here, Mr. Ueyburn?"
"1 could not help it," he confessed, flush
ing, but looking straight at her. "I wanted
to bo near you once more. You don't know
how miserable I am without you."
There was a world of emotion in the un
dertone, but he kept bravely on:
"1 came down to ltockland for notliing
else than that I might get a glimpse of you.
I felt it would comfort me to ride lome in
the same coaclito-mght of all ntgius."
He stopped and looked at her in such a pit
iful, hungry-hearted way. It was all nut
now, this confession of hit, He meant to
make it at the risk of everything before his
heart failed him and he had done so.
Of course she could do what she pleased
with it, and him, too; he had staked and
would win, or lose, all. Putting his elbow on
the barrier and leaning a little toward her,
lie waited for her to speak. And her face
was a study. Presently she gasped out;
"Then you aren't to be married to-night?"
The interrogation snapped the last thread
holding Leigh Heyburn's great love In re
serve. "Marie, darling I Could you did you think
0, Heaven! as if I could love anyone but
youl 0, Mariel"
The whiteness of his face was terrible to
ate; but it all dawned upon her at once.
"I-I-O, Leighl"-she put out both her
hands, and two great tears stole down her
cheeks to finish the sentence more eloquent
ly than words.
When the train stopped at Gladbrook, a
very happy couple alighted. And out across
the moonlit snow, from the belfry bars of
the gray stone church came the merry chime
of bells;
"Iilng out the old, ring In the new;
The year Is dying; Ut It go."
"Hlng In the new," said Leigh, drawing
her arm through hit. "The years of mis
understanding are dead; let them go, dear
est." "We will," the answered, toftly and hap-
ptiy.
And Joe Antrim laughed in hit sleeve,
and said to the bright New Year morning;
"I am glad I set those two simpletons right
by a bit of strategy. A little prevarication,
ahem! Hut all U fair In love and war."
"Wouldn't this Jar ypu," said the Early'
Bird, testily, "not a worm in tight." .,
"Perhaps," said the Night Owl, "this
being New Year's, the worm bat turned n
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JOHN HOBBS ERROR.
How It Helped Him to Break a Cast
iron Resolution.
DTT was the eve of the New Year. In
one short hour the bells would
il pea! for the birth of 1PW).
John Hobbt, lawyer and notary public,
sal .ii ins olllcc thinking, lot be had much
to tlinih of. Kightecii hundred and ninety
nine nad been whut he called a "corker."
In other wotds, it hud been vastly unsatis
factory .
He was young and handsome, and the
pooiest lawyer in the city, both as to
nnance auu legal ability. And he rightly
attributed this dual poverty to a pair of
brown eyes. Had he devoted as much of
1SPU to the study of law at he had to those
brown eyes, hi- would liavo progressed vast
ly in legal lore
"Ami, by Jove!" he cried, bringing dnwn
his fist, "1 will no; waste another minute
on the little coquette! I have let her play
hob with me long enough, and to-night I
draw the line anil dismiss the case!"
Having said which, he took up his pen
and wrote the following Ironclad rcsolu
t.on: "Chlcogo, Jan 1. iw).
"I hereby resolve and promise during
this year Just arrived to have r,.,thlng
whatever to do with Anita Sara Atkins.
"JOHN HOIIItS."
Having written this, he appended the
following:
"I, John Ilobbs. having appealed before
me, John Hobbs, a notary public for tli
county of Cook, state of Illinois, do most
solemnly swear thui I will keep the above
resolution JOHN II0HI1S."
To this he alllxed his notarial seal, and,
taking SO cents from his right pocket, paid
it to himself, and put it in his left pocket.
AFFIXING HIS SEAL.
The clock struck twelve. John Hnhbs im
mcdi.iiv underwent a evulsion ut feel
'ii(i Hi- 'til 'hat nfe ilselt would he worth
less v .! iiuut Anita.
llu' 1 ...ne awuin it," he said, "unci it
won .1 be perjury to think of hei mm!"
llu- siiildeni) a gleam of joy lightened his
face
"H Jove!" he cned, "this u-solittion is
ruli and void! Tlieia is a technical error in
it! I have succumbed to the inevitable
force of hobit, and dated it 1S00, instead of
1000 Anita, my darling, I inn free!"
With a ciy of joy he coiled the sworn
resoie into a lighter, and lighted his pipe
with it.
Some people swear when they date every
thing incorrectly on the lirst day of a new
year As for John Hobbs, he only smiles.
They will be married in June.
KLLIS I'AUKBIt HUTI.KH.
THE GLAD NEW YEAR.
Its Advent Is Marked by Various
Customs In Many Lands.
MOHICattenl
in our nu
ton, than
ent ion is paid to New Year's
utional capital. Washing-
in any olhet city in the
L mted states. lhc state levee at the
white house is but the beginning of thu
calling that continues throughout the aft
ernoon and well into the night in ollicial
and private homes. In fact, the social
season is formally inaugurated on New
Year's day It is grand rail) ing day, and
men call then who never eincige Iroiii their
shell again during the jear. Lists uie
published .n the newspapers of the houses
where iettkt.ioiis will be held, with the
names of the assisting women. The latter
often attract more cal.crs than the hostess,
and newly arrived families aieon the look,
out for popular women for their receptions.
The allairs are conducted with lavish south
ern hospitality Tables are loaded with
viands real southern egg-nog or bowls of
Fish House punch mixed by a well-guarded
formula, an heirloom in the family , is
served. It is a gala day for Washington, and
It it well it comes but once a year.
New Year's day it made much of in
Europe, and in some countries its celebra
tion is on a more elaborate scale than
Christmas, Gifts are exchanged with reck
less abandon, recalling the days of feudal
ism, when every landlord presented his ten
ant with a fat capon An orange stuck with
cloves was the common gift of poor people.
Among the rich, gloves were a popular pres
ent, and often a sum of money, called glove
money, served as a substitute. When pins
were invented they took the place of gloves,
and every woman was protitl of her collec
tion of pins made from thorns, bone, silver,
gold or steel. The expression, pin money,
was originally used to designate the money
often presented in lieu of the pins for their
purchase. ITnder good Queen Hess the
custom of giving presents on New Vear's
was at its high water matk, and the most
extravagant packages were distributed an
onymously with no inscription but a verse
expressing gieetings,
According to an old itiperstilion, one't
luck for the year Is dependent on the com
plexion of the first man who enlls. If ho
is a blonde, fate will be kind, bm if a
dark-complexioned man steps over the
threshold lirst, sickness, trouble mid finan
cial disaster are apt to step with liiiu. So
firmly was this superstition implanted in
the mind of an elderly woman that she
made arrangement! every year by which
ber first caller was sure to be of a light
coraulcxlnu.
Thr ho' ,(,n revels in L'ngland end w t!i
T'ci'-tl, ight J,, America thev me
drawn H ,,, ,,-itli the N- year
celebration. The snipping of tin Christ
mas tree; which properly takes place ,W
dear's Kve, is fteqtiently made the ex
cuse for a jollv party. Theic is very
likely to be a package nn the tree for
each one present, "nntuiinng a joke that will
be as good-natured is it is amusing.
HEW YEARRETROSFECT.
It Shows That Jealousy Sometimes
Rests on Thin Foundutlon.
00
I-1LL, well, so this is New
Year's day," said Mr. Spoon-
PI- "11., I ml iflinniiilini linitf
we quarreled this U.n one year ago:
"Ilemiinbcil I think I do!" cried bit
wife. "Why, the ruitls were ordered when
it happened, and I didn't know whether I
could have your name taken out and Dick's
iuseited, in case 1 changed my mind."
"In case 1 changed mine, j on mean, dear.
Strange that I never suspected how much
poor Dora cared for me until Hint day."
"I'm sure she had concealed it very well
the way she ran afler Dick, as if he ever
had cjes for anybodj but me! He nevet
told his love, but a woman's intuition was"
"A synonym of vanity, dear. Of course,
I couldn't help knowing that she cared
for me when 1 met her in the boarding
house parlor, with her eyes full of tears, on
THIS DAY ONE YEAR AGO.
the very morning after you had told Marie,
her dearest friend, that we were to be mar
ried in a month."
"Humph, that gill would cry about any
thing; I've known her to cry when the vil
lain in the play was killed as if n villain
could expect anything else in the last act.
lint as soon as 1 saw Dick that morning I
knew that he knew it. Why, his necktie
had slipped around under one ear and his
voice, as lie wished ine a happy New Year,
was so sad Hint I felt guilty, tliougli my
iiin-iieiiiu told me thai 1 had not encour
aged him."
"You've forgotten how you used to juaiso
the shape m his head."
"As it that mc-uiit any tiling! A girl only
praises the shape ut a man's head when
she cannot liud anything e'se to Hatter him
about. It il means nu more than it does
when she tells a small man that he le
semblcs Napoleon. Hut when 1 icmem
hered thai you had once gone down on the
floor in jour new iioucr to pick up Doi.t's
liaiidkeiclnef I knew that 1 hadjieeticiuelly
deceived. So when you icproached mo
about Dick. 1"
"I icniember how badly I felt when slio
replied to my New Yeai's greeting with thj
remark that happiness for her was over for
ever. And bcl'uic I could coiul'oit her Miss
Marie came in anil I could only go sadly
away without telling her that I should al
ways be a brother to tier."
"And poor Dick, I asked him if lliern
was anything I could do for him; he re
plied: 'Ye,' but just then the maid caiiia
in with a note for him, and In- said he must
go at once 1 think he wished to be alono
with his sorrow. Then you came in, and,
instead of shoring my pity for him, you
accused me of lliitiug with him!"
"I er don't remember that. Hut wasn't
it odd that befoie I left you forever Mist
Mario should come in'nnd tell us that Dora
and Dick wire engaged! I've often won
dered how it happened that they decided
to console each other."
"And so have I. Why, here is Marie now
perhaps she can explain. Sit down, Marie,
do. Tom and I uie just going over old
times. Do you remember last New Ycar't
day, and"
"Indeed I do. I've just been to see Dora,
and she was talking nbout it. She and
Dick quarreled last New Year's Kve about
the date of their marriage, and almost
parted forever. They think you both must
have guessed it-. I remember that Tom
was in the parlor with Dora when I ran
In on New Year's morning to tell her of
your engagement. She had been on the
point of asking him to help her to make up
with Dick. And when she told me about it,
I wrote him a note telling him that I be
lieved she would forgive him If he came at
once. That note found him at jour house.
Irene, where he had gone In ask your aid
as peacemaker. Odd, wasn't II?"
KLISA AHMRTItONO.
Trnrclc.
"I shall not see you till another yenr
Has dnwni-il." he said.
Oh, tickle mnld! she turned not pale with
fenr
She laughed Instead.
This seems a truglo lay, till w remember
It occurred the thirty-first day of Decem
ber -N. Y. Truth.
He But I'm going to turn 'over a new
leaf. She You've done that so often thatthere
can't be any leaves left to turn. Collier"!
Weekly.
A Natural Mlstnkc,
Young Poet (to friend) Well, Charley,
I've tworn oil.
Friend (enthusiastically) I'm heartily
glad of It, old boy; and all your friends will
feel the same. Let's go and have a drink.
Young Poet Didn't I jutt tell you I had
tworn oil drinking?
Friend (ditappolnted) You didn't say
you had tworn oil drinking, I supposed
you had tworn oil writing poetry, Good
bye. N. Y. Tribune.
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