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"Make him sign the pledge and
send him away. I don't want to start
any man on the way to the peni
tentiary," he said.
"But why did he set fire to my
house?" mquiredMrs. Burton in an
''Revenge, ma'am," muttered the
"Why, I never harmed you."
"No, ma'am, but I was mad with
drink and down on Mr. Newton for
discharging me from his service."
"What had I to do with that?"
sked the lady.
"Well, I knew it would hurt him
worse to have you suffer than iim
Belf." "I don't understand "
"Because well, because he was in
love with you!" blurted out the man.
Mrs. Burton looked at Archibald.
Both blushed. The officer and his
prisoner departed. Archibald cross
ed over to the woman's chair.
'IMary," he said softly, "we don't
need two houses. One will do, if "
"Oh, my!" fluttered Mrs. Burton.
"If we bring up the boys and girls
xin,der one roof. Make me happy,
Mary," and Archibald was eloquent
an,d earnest as a young lover of twen-ty-pne.
''I -wish I could," responded Mrs.
Burton "ag happy as I am myself
after what that man said."
"It's true, Mary every word of
it!" declared the ardent twain thrill
ing. And then he kissed her, just as he
had in the far past when she was a
blushing girl of sixteen.
An .epidemic of colds has struck
town. Henry Bailey and Andy Dag
gett and two of Hepburn's mules Tiave
it. Wardsville (Neb.) News.
Chicago has a plan to bulletin all
over the city the doings of the city
council, thereby increasing the use
of back alleys by home-going alder-
OPERA STAR WON'T SING FOR
KAISER THIS YEAR'
There's one date on her concert
program that Miss jywjcella 'Craft,
American grand opqrajptar, cannot
made last 'summer t&.sirig for the,
German imperial family in the palace
The war-god-has 'upset' the em
press' plans -for an ''American con
cert," and the only music she ap
plauds noty-is-the beat of the drums'
and roarof-cannon. Miss Craft sang,
for the -empress last Aprfffiy! "royal
command.,". and-it-Tfpas then she was
invited' to return-tjiiB spring and sing
for the'iaiser-and-hisi. royal family. -
o 0- -
Modern" ideas "are Qo'nfusjhgto old
timers i for Instance pne school
teaches eugenics and gives the boys
instruction-in sewing-.and cooking.