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" 'Forty,' says I.
" 'Have you all gone crazy?' in
. " 'No,' I tells nim, 'but if you've
turned that antediluvian river back
into its bed it means a fortune for
Setango and an irrigation plant
that'll reclaim about fifty million
acres ,not to mention free baths for
" 'I'm sorry,' says Dickreal hum
ble, 'but I nodded when Mr. Ike
Brown said thirty, and I guess I'll
have to let him take it.'
"Ike writes him out a check and I
go sadly homeward. And that night
Dicky is married and he and his bride
lights out for the coast, carrying a
suit case stuffed with bullion.
"No, sir, there wasn't any water on
the Blue Shank property."
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.) .
By H. M. Cochran.
They claim he's dumb, and yet I
He's human in a way.
I've often wondered, could he talk
What my old dog would say.
He looks the part of being hurt
At times when I am cross.
Yet he never takes advantage
'Cause he knows that I'm his boss.
The kids all like this pal of mine,
They give him bones, but say,
He knows I'll feed him well enough,
He'll cast those bones away.
He's ever hanging at my feet,
Be I at home or out.
I know I'm safe from everything
When my old dog's about.
A dog can't smile, but I will swear
That mine has that sounds thin,
But you can tell by his face, folks,
If my face holds a grin.
He wouldn't harm me for the world,
His blood's the better blend.
I love that dog of mine because
I kuow he's my best friend.
LET SKIRT "HIKE UPV
This is said to be the costume of
tomorrow. It is caught up in the
back, showing Jthe ankles. The model
from which this picture was made
was. of light blue voile with linings,
bows and collarof -dark green.
The "turn-upTiri-the-back" hat is
also "in the air" and tyill soon be. on
the head of the well-dressed woman.