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as Mary bustled about busily. Then
there was a lulL He fancied lie caught the echo of a sob. Mary appeared. Her face was working strangely. She held an open sheet of paper in her hand. Her eyes were dewy. She sank oh ier knees at the side of her husband. "John, dear!" she uttered in a choked tone, bowed her face to his hands and broke down utterly. "Why, Mary!" spoke John, and his tones were unsteady "what is the matter?" "I want you to forgive me," she moaned. "Oh, I was in the wrong, so dreadfully in the wrong." "Don't say that," faltered John. "I was1 a little too censorious, but there was a reason." "Yes, my poor brother Walter. Oh, John! Why didn't you tell me that the reason we had to scrimp was because you were helping him make up the money he had lost, belonging to the people he worked for?" "How how did you find that out?" cried John sharply. "Your papers fell out of your coat and I read a letter, and John, dear, John, take me. home again and I'll never more complain again." o o 1 TODAY IN ILLINOIS HISTORY Dec. 8, 1779. The inhabitants of Kaskaskia petitioned their magis trates to put a stop to the killing of their cattle and other live stock by the American soldiers quartered in the. town. The 1,806,019,560 eggs New York ers eat in a year, laid end to- end, would reach more han twice around the world, and the annual egg bill ia $50,000,000. INDIVIDUAL If AND TOWELS n ... a f a Crocheted Ends for Guest Towels. Housekeepers always cherish gifts of fine linen, but this year they will be doubly grateful for them on ac count of the extraordinary high prices of all flax products, due to- the falling off of foreign importations. Guest towels are nicest if made In pairs. The most desirable size measures 15 inches by 24 inches. Crocheted edges and embroidered initials or monograms make the most durable decorations. Colored cross stitch work is also very much liked.