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'dined with her nearly every week,
though at this time he was almost
constantly in the society qf Miss
Edmands and they were acknowl
edged as affianced,
Avis, living atthe Y. W. C. A.,
devoted herself to her musical
studies. She did not appear wor
ried and spent her spare time
making new clothes. Just a few
days befpre her death she wrote a
letter to her sister Helen, saying:
"I can hardly- wait until Sunday
comes to wear my new suit and
my new, fcat ihd carry my new
bible to church."
Her hopes and happiness were
plainly woven Into some promise
that had heen. given by the.man
who then was rapidly concluding
his plan for her destruction.
Throughout fhe whole wretch
ed story Avis' loyalty, love, hu
manness and trusting innocence
is plainly -written. She may have
deceived her parents and her
friends, but it was to cover HIS
faults. She may Jiave falsified
when pressed by circumstances,
but it was to cover his lies. She
fell into evil ways, but at the
hands of a man clever enough to
delude by his glib lies and prom
ises experienced men and women.
And now her hours on earth
are numbered !
'(Chapter 3 of -Richeson's life
and deeds will be published in the
Day Book Saturday.)
F Patch New Clothes.
tf you patch a boy's clothing
while yet new, in thejplaces where
they are most Jikely to wear out,
hey will wear twice as long.
Two years ago
came within 400 or
so of electing a So
cialist mayor. Now
the Socialists have
put up the same
Van Lear, again.
He is 43, a machin
ist, strong with
labor men, and has
a big' personal .fol
tions are general
that he will win this
The promoter, to the applicant:
"Yes, I advertised for a doorman.
You are pretty troadacrosS the
chest," aren't you?"
The applicant, swelling tip:
"Unusually broad, sir."
"Just stand in the dootway,
please. Ah, yes, you fill-tfie open
ing, don't you? I think'you are
just the man I want."
"An' what are my duties, sir?"
"Why, you are to fill the dopr
way, that's all. There are some
foolish persons who may drop
around and try to shoot rae or
hit me with a bomb and you are
to fill the doorway, that's -all:"
Do troubles come thick and
fast? 'Just call a halt and say:
"Only one at a time, please." Be
fore you get around to the rest"
they may all have vanished