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company owned nearly a mile back
from Pearl river. Royd had made a
suggestion to blow away the hill on
the 40 acres, divide the river, have it
flow into the little creek and this di
version, or rather distribution, of the
water would bring the creek land at
once into the marke! fully irrigated.
"I did not compromise with, honor
or duty," he said, "for your 40 acres
was the only spot where the break
could be made."
"Don't go," she said wistfully as
he bade her adieu at the garden gate,
and then shrank back, overcome at
her impulsive temerity.
"Why not?" he insisted.
"I I shall miss you as I have
missed you. I won't know what to
do with my money. Won't you take
charge of it?"
"And you in the bargain?"
"Yes, if you only will." And he did.
(Copyright, 1916, W. G. Chapman.)
By Biddy Bye
That ghosts walk and supernatu
ral powers rule on Hallowe'en is the
ancient superstition used to excuse
all the mad gayety of the modern
celebration. All love tests are sure
to prove true, they say, if tried Tues
day, Oct 31, before midnight.
Will you marry within the year?
Take three saucers. In the first
put clear water, in the second soapy
water, and leave the third empty.
Lead a blindfolded maid or man to
make the test. A forefinger dipped
in the clear water shows that a
young and handsome bride or groom
is on the way; a finger dipped in the
soapy water means a widow or wid
ower is coming; but if the finger
touches empty dish, single blessed
ness will follow.
Make a similar test with three
bowls containing water, wine and
vinegar, denoting a peaceful life,
riches and adventure .or poverty.
Or bury a wedding ring in a bowl
of flour and let the guests dip it up
by spoonfuls. The one who gets the
ring will marry before next new year.
Would yoi know your true love's
Pare an apple, round and round,
whirl the peeling three times about
your head, then throw it behind you,
"By this magic paring I wish to dis
cover The first letter of the name of my ,
Then turn and behold the twisted
initial, monogram or name of the one
you love best
Or suspend a wedding ring by a
silken thread in a deep wine glass
and repeat the letters of the alphabet
slowly. When the ring strikes the
goblet you have spoken the initial of
your love's first name.
Will your mate be fat or thin?
Go blindfolded to a table where
all the vegetables of the season are
piled and take your pick. If you
draw celery, your future husband or
'wife will be tall and thin. If you
seize a cabbage you will have no
difficulty in coming to the correct
At this same table you may find
out your future husband's or wife's
If you select a beet, look out for a
tradesman or a business girl. A tur
nip signifies a stranger, man or
woman. A carrot means a count or
a chorus lady. Spinach indicates an
artist of either sex. A potato means
a person in one of the professions.
A tomato means chef or a good cook.
A cucumber tells of a traveling man
or a book agent And a nut means
just a "nut," man or maid.
Will your married life be happy?
This is for an engaged pair. They I
place two chestnuts side by side on a
bed of coals or a hot shovel If one
hisses and steams, it indicates a fret
ful temper; if both behave in this
manner it augurs strife; if one or
both pop away, it means separation,
but if the both burn to ashes side by
side, fortune says, "And they lived
happily ever afterward."'
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