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Evening public ledger. [volume] (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, December 22, 1914, Night Extra, Image 10

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ee, Jt Is true I nm a confirmed
bachelor! Experienced, too, ploaso be It
..understood. Before arriving nt my pres
eril blissful state I drifted rudderless on
the troubled water ot many an "affaire
'xdjf cocur" a sea or flirtation, my friends
.called It But, then, they didn't under
"Blind me. Few people do undorstaml
.',5e, somehow. Odd. Isn't It?
t..s perfectly natural that Interest
Vftiies In-different Quarters from different
.li'featteea. ' 1 iVever have seemed able to
keep Up a perpetual Interest In any one
Distressing, Isn't It?
t remember that my first girl was
.. beautiful blonde, with big bluo eyes,
,f'Who wrote mo stacks of sweet notes com
menting in flattering terms Upon my per
ional appearance. Of course, I have been
. , very ctncelted over since, .As a matter of
Ik .'..fact, It really pleased mo for quite a
' Jlwhlle,''Tiroba1jly a, whole month, but then
, a Tellow can't live always on sugar, nor
have I ever heard It recommended as a
"heart tonic A superfluity of anything
wearies the mero man oven money, I'm
, told, though I can't speak with authority
''there, being chronically hard up. Any
"iow, I didn't propose to tho beautiful
blonde, because I lost Interest long be
fore It came to that.
Tho next girl was a brunette, not quite
4.at good-looking, but brainier. Perhaps
U was tho reaction; at any rate, I had
,,very serious Intentions and had fully
-,tntuIo up my mind that as soon as I was
ilni position to support her I'd take my
- chances and make my pica. But I
I feared that If I saw too much of her
, I'd tiro of her just as I had of tho other.
Bo I did a little thinking and evolved
scheme that was a wonder except fo
,tbe fact that It didn't work.
'; I decided to cut her out for the time
being, to keep right away from her pro
tern. Ye gods! I really liked that girl
'and It was pretty hard, but I kept en
couraging myself with the thought of the
wonderful things that were coming to
- me and managed to live through it. Of
course, during this unhappy time of
Br .' waiting. J. didn't cut out the other girls.
, ana equally 01 course - j. soon nau nn
, other girl. Tho Inevitable happened. I
' forgot the first in the interest of the
second, although It was quite a time bo
,, foro $ would admit that to myself.
i The longer a man remains a bachelor,
- tho lesa grow his chances of becoming
a benedict Believe me, I know! He
becomes critical and has a strong ten
dency to see the faults in every one
xcept himself. ,
r Perhaps the next girl waa the' one ' to
('. whom 'I most nearly proposed. Except
for her mother, I feel sure I would have
laid my fortunes such as they were4
at this girl's feet It wasn't that I
disliked the mother. Upon the contrary.
" But I guess she thought I wasn't a good
enough catch for her daughter! Any
.how, other fellows began to approve of
my choice, and there was & celebrity
i'SiBons them. (How these doting mammas
5 do love celebrities!)
, ' i
t- At that time I was industriously worlt-
J Ins my way up from the bottom. I was
-cry fond of this girl, and fair competl-
tlori would havo had no detrimental ef
; feet upon my ardor. But suddenly I be
"gan to receive rather chilly receptions
'.when I called. It didn't take long to
discover the reason. Every break. In the
conversation was filled by my hostesses
with complimentary comments upon the
celebrity, who. by the way, I considered
!. something more than a fool. I felt sure
that-the lady of my heart rather Inclined
to nry view In this matter, yet we had
no opportunity for talk alone together,
jBln.ce her mother had become & regular,
" though vnlnvjted, attendant at our meet
- ingx. Hence I took to going home an
hour or so earlier, Just to thaw out after
tho freezing process.
One peculiar thing about my affairs has
''always, been that If I didn't care for the
jsIslss" of the male admirers of tho girl
In whom X happened to be interested,
that fact always lessened my admiration
fpr Jier. This seems to have been a
condition of which I was at first un
aware, but, as It happened In several in
stances, I eventually came to realize that
f-H .ra on of my characteristics. "When
I. became more experienced and realized
" thttrihe girl had to be nlee to these fel-
, jWOTt, t uld seo nt " why I should
this way about It There are nun
UaiBI it! each Ofia Of I1H ftlmn lnnrt..L
!& fSf comprehension, yet from which
unfortunately we cannot , divorce pur
atlya. Otiagirl I rfer to abavo did not marry
Hk other man for the simple reason ,that
M bad to leave town In such a hurry
tkt B4 eouldn't wait to take-a wife with
Something about "his business, I
. wtileh. would not bear scrutiny.
1't ay, I told you so," although.
jwisSfjaatter of fast, I bad warned her In
r ll as I eoutd. Yt her aellens had
'Jflnwwu In my onkB, and gradually
tr faaadsUp waoed tilt it was just a
tr sJMr,wa wjjfe vary atjrae
Jt airl- Ky mm vmA Sfatriee, sad
ioj a w&Ujj 1 tfceugatjljsjBy. aared very
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M ?' I had
Nb-fc. a Mead
Almost Loved
By a Confirmed
railed up another girl friend, and sho
and I went together.
About two weeks later Beatrice and t
were talking together about nn Incident
that had happened near the time of tho
broken engagement, when she said: "Oh,
I kndw when that occurred. It was the
day before I went to the theatre with Jim
Smith. I went with him on Tuesday tho
I started In surprise, for she had broken
her engagement with me on that very
evening, professing Illness. To verify tho
argument she produced a theatre pro
gram, not realising how she was giving
herself away In so doing. This clinched
my suspicions, and was the end of every
thing for mo. I felt I could never trust
her again, and I also argued that a girl
who could so doccivo a man was not tho
ort to marry. She appeared to caro for
a good time more than she oared for
me, so I daresay I stood little chance
nnyhow. 4
Since then I have grown critical of
women, and Just ns soon aa I feel at
tracted to any one In particular, I notice
some llttlo oddity of character which
"cures" me at once.
And so hero I am, a confirmed bachelor,
and quite contented, loo, though few pco-
plo may bellevo mo when I say so.
A Pretty Kewpie Gift
KewplesVare just the sauciest, daintiest
of llttlo gifts. They fairly make one
smile. If you want to give some one just
a little remembrance not a real present,
you know tho kcwpte gifts nro just tho
thing. They ore cheap and cuto enough
to bo trifling, yet they prove a distinct
Buy two swectgrass thimble cases, two
emery bags to fit Inside and a few yards
of 'baby ribbon. Tie tho basket around
kcwple's neck and arms with the ribbons
and let loops hang down from the back
of his neck. Then ndd the touch which
makes him resemble a rouglah vendor of
pretty blossoms. The baskets aro full of
bristly, prickly pins.
Christmas Candies
and Other Dainties
The well-made Christmas candy Is so
expensive this year that most wise house
keepers will take art afternoon off for
the purpose of making their own candles.
Every one prefers.the home-made candy
anyhow, and the satisfaction of being
able to make Its well Is a reward In
itself. If you have the time, you can try
some of these recipes. They will prove
Invaluable when you are entertaining In
Chocolate Figs Separate, wash and
wipe a pound of large figs. Melt enough
chocolate to cover them liberally. Dip
them In the melted chocolate carefully,
one at a time, and put away to cool on
oiled paper.
Chocolate Dates Stone a pound of dates
and stuff the Inside with crystallized ginger-root.
Dip this In the remains of the
chocolate used in making the chocolate
covered figs.
Chocolate Nuts Use English walnuts.
peanuts, almonds or filberts. There
should be chopped or broken Into me
dium-sized pieces. Cover them with the
chocolate and put on oiled paper to cool.
Delicious Stuffed Dates Bemove stones
from as many pounds of dates as neces
sary. Aa the filling given will last Indef
initely, It will pay you to save yourself
lurcner irouuio ay maiung plenty at once.
Bemember to cook the filling In an agate
Mix a cupful of granulated sugar, a
quarter of a pint of cold water and half
a teaspoonful of cream tartar and stir
long enougn to dissolve the sugar. Then
let Jt boll until It forms a ball when
placed In cold water. Let the syrup cool
In a bowl, and when the fingers make a
sort dent la it etlr It to a stiff, white
paste witn a wooden spoon. Place the
bowl which contains the filling In warm
water. If you have kept It long enough to
become too hard.
Pretty Girl Hints
(show permanent wrinkles It you make
irowniag a naoii.
Don't bolt your food. Take your time
over eating and masticate your food very
carefully. If you wan to keep your health
and your leosa.
Poa't adopt a style of balrdresslng that
doesa't suit you, however smart it may be.
Doa't take Ufe muah taa or coffee. Both
should be taken la moderation only.
Don't eat starchy foods if you are la
alined to be stout Remember that lemoa
Juice awt all aetds have maarkabla.-thinning
Dea't wear lat ahoca oi aboea with
Hta-hlgh bels If you wish to eulUvata a
saoeful walk.
Medig. Clotbet
SUkM a kale fc tara 1a a dMt coat,
Uwwm T draas, taa fcHaIag la aa
Mlt vttuf t mtmtUna: CfpnAiWa- amaaut
taa frajraa narslaa aroatw tba tr aaa
piax a saudj vima of tfia mJtviit.
nMWadl wh thte a, ualwl
Put a baavy wtUbt m taa. s&I wbass
tniHa iiy M U aaly aamhli to AaA tkm.
twtl ty oarwuuy inssaaw tt K.
jAUtir xym breaa tw tta tadr H
tMoaaa a njinmttt mcom, and it wjk
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Around the Clubs :
The Civic Club TlMd tho second meellnar
of the Committee on Legislation yester
day at 2:0ft p. m. Mrs. Ol Cordon Mc
gaVe a song recital, and Miss Mary Camp
bell dyger was the accompanist
The regular Monday afternoon, tea was
hold ycrterday, uftcrnoon nt tho College
Club, 1..00 Spruce street. The hostesses
were lJr. Grace Andrews, of Bryn Mawr,
Mrs. Ocorgo V. Moore, of Bryn Mawr,
and tho Women's Medical College; Miss
Oiaco Bartholomew and J!rs. DnVId K.
Boyd, also of Bryn Mawr, and Mrs.
Bober't. U. Pnrldhson, of Vassar t'ollege.
Couch, lth, Dran Carncll, of Temple Uni
versity, and Miss Clara Mlddlcton, are
In charuo of theso affairs.
Tomorrow afternoon nt 4 p. m, Santa
Claus will -visit the Plastic Club nt Us
Informal ten.
Tho Current Events Class of the New
Century Club, of Chester, meets today
nt l6. Mrs. William K. Handle Is chair
man of this meeting. December S) will
.chlldrcn's day, and the play, "A Minia
ture Wedding," will be presented.
On Wednesday, January 6, the members
of the Ethical Society will hear a. lecture
on "Old Philadelphia In tho Arms of tho
New," by Dr. Henry Leftman. On Febru
ary 3 William II. Itau will give an 1'lus
tinted lecture on "A Ttlp Through Egypt,
Arabia and Palestine."
Tho Good Government Club will hold
Its next meeting In tho Now Century
Drawing Booms on Tuesday afternoon,
Fobrunry S3, and tho subject discussed
will bo "The Dependence of Philadelphia
on Harrlshurg."
Conversations will continue at the homo
of Dr. Mrs. Matthew Wood. 1307 South
Broad street, on Tuesday evenings. Tho
subjects Include: "Dues and tho Times,"
December 29; "Jnno Austen, Frances
Tower Cobbs," January 12; "In the Lund
of the Czar," January :C; "Addison and
Stoele," February 9, and many others.
On Tuesday evening, December !3, tho
Philadelphia Music Club will give n most
Interesting concert nt tho Academy of
Music. Tho proceeds will go to the Bed
Cross Division of the Emergency Aid
Committee. Tho soloist of the evening
will he Miss Florence Hlnklo, nnd the
Qlco Club, of Wcsleyan University, will
Tho Junior Section of tho Saturday
Club, of Wayne, will hold a dunce on
Monday, December 28, at 8:80 o'clock. The
patronesses will Include, Mrs. Itadcllffe,
Mrs. Elliott, Mrs. Emerson and Mrs.
The meeting of the" Committee on Good
Times will bo held Jnnuary TX). and Mrs.
Dlaurlre J. Bubb will preside. Mrs.
Temple, president of tho State Federation,
will be present, also Mrs. J. Watson Qod
ilard, Mrs. Joseph It. Irving. Mrs. 11. O.
Kurtz, Miss Mury Yarnall and Mrs. Lester
wcttenberg, ns hostesses.
The Women's Club, of Ardmore, will
have Its next business meeting on Janu
ary 8. The oxecutlvo board will hold Its
next meeting on Janunry IS nt 2 o'clock.
At 3 o'clock Mrs. Francis E. Oliver,
former principal of the Holman School.
will speak. The art department will hold
a meeting on January 22, when "Becent
Movements In Art, or Pictures for Every
body," will bo discussed by Mrs. A. M.
Snyder. The hostesses will Include Mrs.
William A. Mctntyre, Mrs. B. W. Bex
ford and Mrs. Charles M. Staurd. '
Don'ts for the
Would-be Beautiful
Don't read In a trolley car or train If
you value tho beauty of your eyes.
Don't forget that bright colors should
not be worn by those who aro Inclined to
be stout
Don't wear tightly fitting tailored frocks
if ypu aro thin and tall.
Don't forget that vaseline Is Blmply
splendid for thickening and darkening fhe
eyebrows and eyelashes.
Don't wear your hair too low over tho
brows. Thin and scanty eyebrows aro
largely caused through this.
Don't rub tho eyes too roughly with the
towel after washing. They aro liable to
get Inflamed If you do.
Don't cut tho eyelashes with the Idea
of making them grow. Vou will do them
lasting harm Instead.
Don't lean your elbows on tho table. If
you mako a habit of doing this the skin of
the elbows will become scaly and hard.
Don't forget that you must have a dally
walk of at least two miles, three It pos
sible. Don't forget that glycerine and cucum
ber have a very softening effect upon tho
skin and should be rubbed Into the skin
regularly three nights a week.
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Dance frocks or party frocks for young
girls of tho flapper age should look dainty
and fresh, abovo all things, and they
should havo an air of simplicity.
Tho air of simplicity docs not actually
depend on lack of detail or trimming, but
these must be subservient to the general
composition of the frock, and not Inter
fere with tho outline or tho silhouette.
Tho dance frock pictured is mnde of
satin, lace and chiffon, yet the Impres
sion conveyed Is not that of an elaborate
frock, but of something quite youthful
and charming.
The Jumper bodice is qulto plain, ex
cepting for a slight draping at the waist
From under tho pointed decolletago an
underbodlco of lace shows, bound with
Tho same effect, that Is, of two bodices,
Is produced by the undcrsleevo of lace,
satin bound, which Bhows from under the
sleeve of tho Jumper.
The lace appears again the last ruffle
of the skirt, which Is really deep enough
to be culled a flounce. Above this are
four ruffles of chiffon, of the kind called
Indestructible, all of which are satin
The sash Is unusual and a very at
tractive feature of tho frock. Beside the
plaited ends of silk falling at the side;
thcro are two lengths, independent of
these, which are knotted slightly above
the Knees.
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In length tho party frock of tho flapper
equals the length of tho danco frock of
her debutante sister, and possibly of her
mamma. Sho may wear the soft silks,
the laco and tho chiffon of her ciders and
betters, but there tho lino should be
For her the beaded flounclngs nro non
existent, and although she might wear a
dark dress of velvet In tho daytime, her
party dress must never bo cither of vel
vet or plush.
Nor Is the satin slipper the best choice
for tho girl at thls. particular stage.
Slippers of white or colored kid seem
very appropriate, nnd bronze slippers al
ways appeal to those whoso tastes are
In tho matter of stockings tho plain
silk ones with clocks of the same or
oven a contrasting color aro best. Open
work stockings aro nor good form for the
"Jeune fllle,". they savor too much of
And when It comes to a wrap In the
evening a cape is nil that Is fitting and
proper, and a pretty hood or n fur col
lar will give a very simple one an air
of distinction.'
Scurfh were noycr more charming
than they nro at present. Chiffon tinted
In exquisite Bhadcs or flower bordered,
andbeaded and spangled scarfs are oil
delightful ns features of the evening
MA GAVE avewer party this aftlr
noon. having prizes and stuff to eet
and awl, and, had to" stay down In the
hall and open the frunt doar wen the
ladys rang the bell to get in. and the
ferst wun that rang It was a lawng
skinny wun.
My goodnlss, are- you Mrs. Pottses llttel
boy, sho sed.
Yes mam, go rite up In the setting
room, I sed.
Give me a klsst she sed. And befpar I
eood say wheatljlr I wood or not she
quick leened down' and gave me a kiss,
me not llkjng It verry mutch but not
saying enythlng.
Prltty Boon the bell rang agen, and it
was a llttel lady with a veil awn her
Wy, yure Mrs, Pottses llttel boy, arent
you, give me a kiss, she sed. And she
took it without me giving It to her wile
I was wundlrlng weathlr to dodge-or not,
not bcelng as bad as the ferst wun awn
akkount of her having a veil awn.
And the next wun was a big fat lady,
and I opened the doar and saw who it
was and sed, Oo rite up in the setting
I will aftir you give me a kiss, you
darling llttel thing, she sed. And she
reetehed down and kissed me wile I was
wrlggellng, beelpg the werst wun yet
and then she went up stares and I went
to the bottlm. of the stare saying. Ma.
hay, ma. And ma calm to the top of
the stares, saying, Well, wata the mattlr,
you muuent shout like that And l
went half way up the staea and wfsptrej,
I alnt going to kias evvry lady that rings,
the bell.
Koboddy asked you to, cad nitu
Yea mam, they awl askad me and
then did It. I sad, and ma sed, Well,
last tell them yure not aloud to kiss
peepll- Api Jest then the dear bell rang
agen and. It was a lady with a U(tl gerl,
beelng aUitUl gerl prltty near aa prltty
as wat Mary Wtkls u, wleb la prltty
prltty, awl rite, and the lady aad, Wat
nloe Utwl bey, Kdww, give Mm a fcia.
Wtch. the Intel gerl jst &iftSti lhf
kwklag at saa, ad I stood tbau'WAl;
at her wWWHji sayiug oyUUBg-jt a
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With the near approach of Christmas,
wo aro all feeling anxious about those
"last-moment" presents that wo have
postponed buying. Only a day 'or two
now remains till the great event nnd
perhaps the money In our pocketbooka
has run rather low, Tho girl who Is
anxious to economize In her giving, and
who yet desires to donate something
both attractive and. Useful, will find a
timely suggestion In tho homemade
On entering the drawing room of a
house wo cannot at first quite tell Just
what It Is that makes the room attractive
or tho reverse. HowoVer, If we give tho
subject a little thought we will notice
tliat tho finishing touches aro tho factors
In the making or tho marring of tho "tout
ensemble." The placing of a cushion
hero and thcro goes ji. long way to rendor
n room enzy and"' attraotlyo and always
takes nway tho stiff and formal look
which too many drawing rooms of tho
present day can lay claim to.
Evory housewlfa knows tho satisfying
moment which follows a general clean
ing when she goes round putting tho fin-
Inshlng touches that mako, or mar a room.
There .nro curtains to put up, vases to
bo filled with flowers', Wta of embroidery
to bring out, and last but not least the
oJshlons aro thrown Into position.
A room without cushions Is unthought
of, when a woman reigns In tlio home.
And to the making of cushions there goes
qulto a lot of tlmo and thought. Moreover,,
tho artistic girl Is always Keenly inter
ested In and often busy over fresh covers
or additional shapes.
The Question of Filling
Tho wise woman makes her cushions
for' use, not morely for show. Cushions
should spell comfort and look Inviting.
Quite an Important Item In' their malting
Is tho question of filling.
We have plenty" of choice. There Is
down, feather filling, flock, and cuttings.
Even hay, shavings and sawdust have
been employed, but suchfllllngs scaTccly
spell comfort.
When feathers are used as a filling It
Is a good plan to put a. covering, of cotton-wool
around tho first case before put
ting on the cover. Tills prevents the
feathers working through.
Different Shapes
Pillow-shaped cushions aro very com
fortable, so also aro largo square ones.
If you have any extra pillows not In use,
why not give them a cover and use them
In the drawing room? They can always
return to tho beds It required, and at
any Tate they are kept aired,
Oval and round aro distinctive, but the
most comfortable cushions are tho pillow
shaped and square ones.
A word ns to coverings! Velveteen,
silk and satin covers are delightful and
A Venturesome Showflake
ONCE upon a time snowflakes lived
way up north In the land of Ice nnd
snow. The land was all covered with
snow and the water with ice, the clouds
were snowy looking and the wind had
snow in its breath.
Everywhere was snow snow nnd cold.
"Do you know," said one little snow
flake, "I suppose It's very dreadful of
me, but I'm tired of snow, I'm tired of
cold and I'm tired of being up here."
"That's a funny way to feel," laughed
the next little snowflake, "don't you know
this Is where you bejang?"
"Of course I know that," replied the
first Ultle snowflake, "that's the very rea
son I'm tired of It"
"How astonishing," said the second
snowflake, very politely and properly, for
A.U through the night the xolnd bleu? south,
carryma tno venturesome littla
mowtake on hit back.
she began to fear her friend might; be
"queer." "What do, you mean to do about
it all?"
"Oh, I don't -know," replied: the first
snowflake carelessly. "I. guess I'll ask
old Mr. Wind what I can da 'for a
80 she watched carefully and pretty
eoon she noticed Mr' Wind slipping slyly
over the snow.
"Hero! herel Mr. Wind, come here! I
want to talk 'to you," she called. "Where
are you going so quietly and alone?"
Mr. Wind looked very,sheeplsh at being
caught like that so he hung his head
and came baek a pollttly as possible.
"I was Just slipping away on a little
trip-' ) explained, "and I didn't know
anybody noticed."
(Well. I did," said the snowflake. "and
? want to go along-Pnv so tlr?i of stay.
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clean well, but for inexpensive coverings
wo would hold a brief for linen and
sateen. Both of these fabrics wear well.
What Covers to Havo
The covering has a lot to dd with tho
comfort of a cushion. It should never bo
harsh, and never bo elaborate that ona
fears to use It Cushion covers of linen
should be prepared (for garden choirs and
for tho punt In tho summertime. A polo
green linen Is a good color to choose.
(Black cushions havo been, nnd still ore,
very fashionable. They may bo of satin
or sateen nnd look qulto nlco without any
adornment A boldly worked monogram
In gold makes an ortlstlo decoration If
any is desired.
When a room contains vivid colorings
In the wallpaper, carpet of upholstery,
then black cushions can bo used to mini
mize tho high tones in tho color scheme
and prevent an appcaranco of crudencss.
They look especially nlco with somo of
tho vivid chintzes In favor Just now.
Tho perfect cushion possesses three
qualities: It Is soft, capacious and serv
iceable. The Christmas giver should keep these
thrco qualities well In mind when devot
ing her energies to tho fashioning of
theso delightful and highly acceptable
gifts. A hard and' bullet-Ilka cushion
proves a verltablo Jacob's pillow to a
tired man or woman, and too many of
this kind aro to bo found on the chairs
and couches of tho average home.
If It Is. necessary to glvo nn expensive
looking gift, buy two yards of rich velvot
deep sapphire bluo looks beautiful and
embroider this In tones of dull gold and
pink. Tho combination looks exquisite,
and soft silks should bo used for tills
purpose, A bold design should bo fol
lowed, and when tho cushion Is finished
large heavy tassels of gold or deep blue
should bo fastened to each of the four
White Handkerchiefs
When handkerchiefs have become a
bad color through careless washing, try
soaking them for a night In ft solution of
plpo clay and warm water. Wash and
boll them next day In tho usual way.
f- For Tender Feet
A little powder starch sprinkled Into
the socks or stockings when much walk
ing has to bo dono Is an excellent pre
ventive of sore feet.
A packet of starch lasts qulto a long
time, and if It Is used In this way two or
three times a week there will bo-no com
plaints about Bore or blistered feet.
ing up here with all my twin brothers
and sisters."
"All right; I'll tako you if you'll hop
on my .back there now, that's the way
and hero" we go."
All through the night the wind blew
south, carrying the venturesome little
snowflake on his back. '
The next day they reached a warmer
country, where there were trees of plno
and little brown and green shrubs.
"Would you like 'to stop here?" asked
the wind. "This Is a very pretty, coun
try." "Yes, I see it Is." replied the snow
flake, "but please, 'Mr. Wind. I'd llko bo
much td see more of the world we're In."
go old Mr. .Wind held ' the snowflake
tight on his back and blew and blew
toward the southland.
About noon the sun came out from be
hind some clouds and spied tho wind and
the anowflojte.
"Vat are you doing down here?" she
cried;- "Don't you know you'll be
"Oh, dear," walled the snowflake, "I
feel myself melting now. Whatever Bhall
I do?"
"Here, quick," shouted tho wind, "and
I'll toss you Into the cool blue sky,"
So with one hlg blow he tossed the lit
tle snowflake up Into the safe blue sky
And over the earth rode the snow
flake, sailing on a snow-white cloud.
Maybe some day It you look real hard
you will see, her floating by.
ConirtoM, 10H Clara Ingram Judton,
TomorrowWhat the ahriatmas Fairies
Who'll help met Who'll help met
Girlat Boyal Girla and boyel
Come to my storehouse, 608 Chest
nut street. Help me fill it to the
briml Bring a doll or a drum or
a little S'cent piece anything at
allt If you don't help me J -never
will be able to get down all the
JiKhgUMp met Who'll help met
Wtll YOUt
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J. M. Wintrob
918 & 926 Pine St.
Manufacturer of
Art Kumltur
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Autpraobjle JDeiiveries
Christmas SJjpiies
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