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ingjn ajjay. Japanese kimona,
opened the door.
"X thought-'"! would like to look
at the coftage 'said Courtright.
, ,"You are welcome," answered
the hostess. "Step in."
Another woman was' leaving.
She wore a plumed hat and a
"Oh, how do you -do, Mr.
Courtright?" she said. "I have
been looking at the cottage my
self. How miraculous that we
should meet this, way."
"ItJoes seem like a miracle,"
responded the prpfessor.
"We were old friends in col
lege, Mrs;- CQmpton," said the
woman in "black -to the hostess.
"And I'll show him the cottage
myself so that he' wont miss the
. Turning to Courtright, amazed
at encountering her there, Ber
tha Ransom chatted gayly as
they looked over the house.
"Here's the room for milady's
pjnk teas," she said; "and here's
the den for the lord of the manor
to smoke in; and here," as they
entered the nursery, "is where
Susan and James can play lovers
or papa and mamma with their
fariiily of dolls. Isn't it all ideal
for a bride and bridegroom ?"
"Dreamland," replied Court
right; "let's buy it."
. "Let's do," said the girl in
Prince Jaisiht, of India, son of
a gaekwar of that country, has
quit Harvard because he can't
live on an allowance of $250 a
SPIDER CAUSES. LI O.N
"TAMER TO FAINT
Bucharest,. Feb. 28. Why
should a woman who earns her
living by taming lions, promtly
proceed to throw a. fit when -she
sees a spider?
All Bucharest is pondering over
the answer to that question today
on account of the actions of Mile.
Tacanesco, most famous of wom
en lion tamers last night. j
Mile. Tacanesco entered the
'lions' cage at the evening" per
formance gaily, humming a song.
She spoke to one of the lions, and
because it didn't fawn on her pret
tily, she slashed it across the head
with her whip. ;
The king of the jungle retreat
ed into a comer, throroughly
abashed, and the- spectators
Then Mile. Tacanesco-was seen
to stop 'suddenly, and gaze with
wild eyes into a corner of the
cage. Her knees doubled under
her, and she sank to the floor 6f
the cage in a dead faint.
Immediately, the house was in
an uproar. Nobddy knew what
was wrong, but all were perfectly
sure something terrible had hap
pened. Someone screamed that a
lion was loose, and a wild panic
ensued among the spectators. T,he
management contrived to get
Mile. Tacanesco out of the cage
Then everyone set to work
loosening her costume at the
wrong places, and pouring water
down the back of her neck,, and
behavink in the idiotic way men
tisualljdo when a woman faints..