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RED CLOUD. NEBRASKA. CHIEF
iiot av Hm eio,
SYNOPSIS Newcomer In a small
town, a young newspaper man, who
tells the story, Is amazed by the
unnccountnblo actions of a man
who, from the window of it fine
house, apparently has converse
with Invisible personals, particu
larly mentioning ono "Slmple
dorla." Next morning he discov
ers his strango neighbor Is the
Hon. David Bcnsloy, prominent pol
itician, and universally respected.
With Miss Appcrthwolto, he Is nm
unseen witness of a purely Imag
Innry Jumping contest betweon
Beasley and a "Dill Hammersley."
Miss Apperthwalto appears deeply
I do not lenow why It should have
kstonlshed mo to find that Miss Ap
terthwalte wns n toncher of mnthe
tnntlcs except thnt (to my Inexperi
enced eye) sho didn't look It. She
looked more like Charlotte Cordny 1
1 I had the pleasure of seeing her op
posite me nt lunch tho next dny (when
Mr. Dowden kept mo occupied with
Spenccrvllle politics, obviously from
If ear thnt I would break out again),
but no stroll In tho ynrd with her re
.warded mo nftcrwnrd, as I dimly
hoped, for she disappeared before I
left tho table, and I did not Beo her
'again for n fortnight. On week-days
she did not return to the house for
lunch, my only meal nt Mrs. Apper-
ihwnlto's (I dined nt u restaurant near
(tlio Despatch ofllec), and Bhe wns out
ot town for n little visit, her mother
Informed us, over the following Satur
day and Sunday. She was not alto
gether out of my thoughts, however
indeed, Bhe almost divided them with
'the nonornblc Dnvld Beasley.
A better view which I wnB afforded
'of this gentlemnn did not lessen my
interest In him; Increased It rather;
jit nlso served to mnke tho extraordi
nary didoes of which he had been the
(virtuoso and I the audlcnco more than
ever profoundly Inexplicable. My
Kllmpsc of him In tho lighted doorway
had given me tho vaguest Impression
lot his appearance, but one afternoon
U few days after my Interview with
JMIss Apporthwnlte I was starting for
tho oltlco and met him full-face-on ns
no was turning In nt his gate. I took
ns careful Invoice of him ns I could
"without conspicuously glaring.
Thero wn something remarkably
'taking," us we sny, about this man
something easy and genial and oulzzl
cal und careless. lie was tho kind of
person you like to meet on tho street ;
whoso cheerful passing sends you on
feeling Indefinably n little gayer thnn
you did. Ho wns tall, thin oven
gaunt, perhaps and his face was long,
rather palo. mid shrewd nnd gentle;
something In Its oddity .not unremlnd
fill of tho lato Sol Smith Ilusscll. His
hat was tilted back a little, the slight
est bit to one side, and tho sparse,
brownish hnlr above his high forehead
was going to be gray before long. Ho
looked about forty,
r Tho truth Is, I had expected to see
a cousin gennun to Don Quixote; I
had thought to detect signs and
gleams of wlldness, however slight
something n little "off." Ono glnnco
of thnt kindly nnd humorous cyo told
mo such expectation bad been non
sense. Odd he might havo been dad
cooks I he looked It but "queer?"
(Never. Tho fact that Miss Apper
thwulte could picture such n man as
this "sitting nnd sitting and sitting"
himself Into any form of mnnln or
madness whatever spoke loudly of her
own Imagination, Indeed 1 Tho key to
"Slmpledorla" was to bo Bought un-
der some othor mat.
... As I began to know some of
my co-laborers on tho Despatch, and
to pick up acquaintances, here nnd
there, about town, I Bometlmes mnde
Mr. Beasley tho subject of Inquiry.
(Everybody knew him. "Oh, yes, 1
know Dnvo Bensley!" would come the
reply, nearly nlwnyB with n chuckling
,eort of laugh. I gathered that he had
,namo for "ensy-golng" which amount
ed to eccentricity. It was said that
what the ward-hcelera and camp-followers
got out of him In campaign
.times mado tho polltlcnl manager
try. Ho was the first nnd rendlcBl
,prey for every fraud und swindler that
icamo to Walnwrlght, I heard, and yot,
'in splto of this and of his hatred of
"speech-making" ("Ho'a ns Bllent as
Grant I" Bald ono Informant), ho hod
a largo practice, and was one of tho
most successful lawyers in the state
One Btory they told of him (or, as
hey were apt to put It, "on" him) was
peated so often that I saw u naa
me one of the town's traditions.
ne bitter evening In February, they
ated, be was approached upon the
street by a rugged, whining nnd shiv
ering old reprobate, notorious for the
various Ingenuities by which he had
worn out tho patience of the chnrlty
organizations. He asked Beasley for
a dime. Beasley had no money In his
pockets, but gave the man bis over
coat, went home, without nny hltaself,
nnd spent six wpeks In bed with n had
case of pneumonia as tho direct re
sult. Ills beneficiary sold tho over
coat, and Invested tho proceeds In n
live-days' spree, In the closing Bcenes
of which n couple of brickbats were
featured to high, spectacular effect.
One he sent through a Jeweler's show
window In nn nttempt to Intlmldnte
somo wholly lmaglnnry pursuers, the
oilier be projected nt n perfectly ac
tual policeman who wns endeavoring
to soothe him. Tho victim of liens
ley's charity nnd tho officer were then
borne to the hospltnl In compnny.
It wns duo In pnrt to recollections
of this legend nnd others of n similar
chnrncter thnt people laughed when
they snld, "Oh, yos, I know Dnvo
Altogether, I 'should say, Beasley
was about tho most popular man In
Walnwrlght. I could discover nowhere
anything, however, to shed the faint
est light upon the mystery of Bill
Hammersley and Slmpledorla. It was
not until the Sunday of Miss Apper
thwaltc's absence that the revelation
That afternoon I. went to cnll upon
tho widow of a second-cousin of mine;
she lived In n cottage not fnr from
Mrs. Apperthwnlte's, upon the same
street I found her sitting on a pleas-
Ab I Began to Know Some of My Co
Laborers on the Despatch, and to
Pick Up Acquaintances Here and
Thero About Town, I Sometimes
Made Mr. Beasley the Subject of
ant veranda, with boxes of flowering
plants along tho railing, though Indian
Bummer wns now close upon depar
ture. She was rocking meditatively,
nnd held a finger In a morocco vol
ume, apparently of verse, though I
suspected sho had been better enter
tained In tho observation of the people
and vehicles decorously pusslng along
the sunlit thoroughfuro within her
We exchanged Inevitable questions
nnd news of mutual relatives; I had
told her how I liked my work and
what I thought of Walnwrlght, and
she was congratulating me upon hav
ing found bo pleasant n place to live
as Mrs. Apperthwnlte's, when she In
terrupted herself to Hiulle und nod a
cordial greeting to two gentlemen
driving by. They waved their hats to
her gayly, then lenned bnck coinfortn
bly ngalnst the cushions and If over
two men were obviously and lncontest
ably on the best of terms with each
other, tneso two wore. Tiiey were
Dnvld Beasley and Mr. Dowden.
"I do wish," said my cousin, resum
ing her rocking "I do wish dear Da
vid Bensley would get u now car of
some kind; that old modol of his Is
a dlsgruco! I suppose you haven't
met hlra? Of courso, living nt Mrs.
Apperthwalte's, you wouldn't bo apt
"But what Is ho doing with Mr.
Dowden 1" I asked.
She lifted her eyebrowB. "Why
taking him for a drive, I suppose."
"No. T mean how do they hnppen'
to be together?"
"Why shouldn't they be? They're
"They nrol" And, In nnswer to her
look of surprise. I explained that I
had begun to speak of Beasley at Mrs.
Apperthwalte's, and described the ab
ruptness with -which Dowden had
changed the subject.
"I sec," my cousin nodded, comprc
hcndlngly. "That's sltnplo enough.
George Dowden didn't wnnt you to
talk of Beasley there. I suppose It
may 1iavo been n little embarrassing
for everybody especially If Ann Ap
perthwalto beard you."
"Ann? That's Miss Appcrthwnlte?
Yes; I was speaking directly to her.
Why shouldn't she liuvo henrd mo?
She talked of him herself n little later
and nt some length, too."
"Sho did I" My cousin stopped rock
Ing, nnd fixed me with her glittering
eye. "Well, of ult 1"
"Is It so surprising?"
The lady gave her boat to the wnves
again. "Ann Apporthwulte thinks
about him still 1" she said, with some
thing like vlndlctlveness. "I've always
suspected (t. She thought you were
new to the plnce nnd didn't know any
thing about It nil, or anybody to men
tion It to. That's It I"
"I'm still now to tho plnce," I urged,
"nnd still don't know anything about
"Thoy used to be engnged," wns her
succinct nnd emphatic nnswer.
I found It but too Illuminating. "Oh,
olit" I cried. "I wns nn Innocent,
"I'm glnd she does think of him,"
snld my cousin. "It serves her right.
I only hope he won't find it out, bo
causo bo's a poor, faithful crenture;
he'd Jump nt the chanco to take her
back and she doesn't deserve him."
"How long has it been," I nsked,
"since they used to be engnged?"
"Oh, n good wlille five or six years
ngo, I think maybe more; time skips
nlong. Ann Appertbwnlte'a no chick
en, you know." (Such was the Indy's
expression.) "They got engnged Just
after she came home from college, nnd
of all the Idiotically romantic girls"
"But she's n teacher," I Interrupted,
"Yes." She nodded wisely. "I al
ways thought that explained It: tho
romance is a reaction from the al
gebra. I nover knew n person con
nected with mathematics or astronomy
or statistics, or nny of those exnet
things, who didn't have a crazy streak
In 'em somewhere. They've got to blow
off stenm nnd he foolish to make up
for putting In so much of their time
nt hnrd seme. But don't you think
thnt I dislike Ann Appcrthwnlte. She's
always been one of my best friends;
that's why I feel at liberty to nbuse
her nnd I nlwnys will nbuse her
when I think how she trentcd poor
"How did she trent him?"
"Threw him over out of n clear sky
ono night, that's all. Just sent him
home and broke his heart; that Is, It
would have been broken If he'd had
any kind of disposition except the one
the Lord blessed him with Just nil
optimism nnd cheerfulness nnd make-the-best-of-lt-ness
I no's never cared
for anybody else, nnd I suess ho novor
"What did she do It for?"
"Nothing!" My cousin shot the In
dignant word from her lips. "Nothing
In the wide world"!"
"But there must hnve been "
"Listen to me," she Interrupted,
"nnd tell mo If you ever henrd any
thing queerer In your life. They'd
been engaged Heaven knows how
long over two years; probably nearer
three und always she kept putting It
off; wouldn't begin to get ready,
wouldn't set u dny for tho wedding.
Then Mr. Apperthwalto died, and left
her and her mother stranded high nnd
dry with nothing to live on. David
had everything In the world to give
her and still she wouldn't 1 And then,
one day, she came up here nnd told
me she'd broken It off. Said she
couldn't stand it to bo engnged to
David Bensley another minute I"
"Because" my cousin's tone wns
shrill with her despnlr of expressing
tho satire sho would have put Into it
"because, she said he was n man of
no Imagination 1"
"Sho still says bo," I remnrked,
"Then It's time she got n little Imag
ination herself!" snnpped my compan
ion. "Dnvld Beusley's the quietest
mnn God hns made, but everybody
knows what ho Is I There nro somo
rnro people In this world thnt nren't
nil tnlk; there nro some still rarer
ones thnt ficnrcely ever tnlk nt nil
nnd Dnvld Uensley'B one ot them. I
don't know whether It's hecauso ho
can't talk, or If ho enn nnd hates to;
I only thank tho Lord he's put n few
ltke thnt Into this tnlky world I Dnvld
Bensley's smile Is better thnn ncres
of other people's tnlk. My Providence I
Wouldn't anybody, Just to look nt him,
know that ho does better than talk?
He thinks I The troublo with Ann Ap
perthwulte was thnt sho wns too
young to see It. She wns so full of
novels und poetry and dreaminess nnd
hlghfnlutln nonsenso she couldn't see
anything ns It really was. She'd study
her mirror, and see such n heroine of
romance thero thnt sho Just couldn't
bear to have a fiance who hadn't nny
chanco of turning out to ho the crown
prlnco of Kenosha In disguise 1 At tho
very least, to suit her he'd bnvo had
to wear n 'well-trimmed Vandyke' nnd
coo sonnets In tho gloaming, or read
'On n Ihilcony' to her by a red lamp.
"Well, sir, Dave's at some
thing at home to keep him busy
enough, these days, I expect."
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
(Copy fnr Tills Department Supplied br
the American Leplon Newi Service.)
DR. BLOOD WON ARMY HONORS
National Vice Commander of Legion,
Only New Hampshire Physician
Who Was Decorated.
Advancing with tho first wave of
Infantry and establishing his first-aid
only n few steps
from the fallen
Oh a tenu-Thlerry,
Dr. Bobert O. Blood
of Concord, N. 11.,
national vice com
mit n d c r of the
TnS wnn awarded the
jj a Guerre nnd n dl-
KLm.-IV visional citation for
SMHRsIbV 1) ' " v e r y. D r.
Blood is the only
Dr. R. 0. Blood. Xcw Hampshire
d o u g h li o y s nt
physician who wns decorated. He
rose from Hist lieutenant to major
during his Woi ' I war service.
IMuced on ne'lvo service August 7,
1018, Dr. Blood mllod for France in
September with the One Hundred
Fourth Field hns. Itul attached to the
Twenty-sixth dlvl: "on. He was trans
ferred to the () ( Hundred Third Ma
chine Gun htitiullon and later to, the
One Hundred Third lnfuntry, serving
on the Chemln des Dames with the lat
ter organization early In 1018. As bat
talion medical officer, Dr. Blood wns
with the One Hundred Third lnfnntry
vhen It drove the Germans from Bel
lenu Woods to Trtigny.
Later Dr. Blood was bent to Base
Hospital No. 0 ut Chntereuux, to tho
American Bed Cross Military hospltnl
nt Burls, nnd then returned to the
I'wenty-slxth division nenr Verdun, net
iig ns divisional orthopedic surgeon.
Dr. Blood organized the Concord
Legion post und commanded It for two
years and one-half, with such success
that it became the largest post In New
Hampshire. He hns served on the
state executive committee and has
been department commander und na
tional executive committeeman since
Junuury 1, 1022.
ELECT LEGION MAN GOVERNOR
James G. Scrugham, Leader in Fight
for Adjusted Compensation, Vic
torious in Nevada.
.Tniuos G. Scrughnm, n lender In the
American Legion's fight for adjusted
a former nntlonal
has been elected
governor of Ne
vada. Born In Lexing
ton, Ky., In 1880,
was g r a d u a t e d
fro m Kentucky
In 1000, nnd re
ceived a degree In
neering In 1000.
He was a profes
Jas. G. Scrugham
sor of mechanical engineering until
3011, when he wns made denn of the
Engineering college of the University
of Nevada. He was named state en
gineer of Nevada in 1017.
Oomnilsloned a major of artillery
In December. 1017, Mr. Scrughnm wns
assigned as production engineer in the
ordnance department nt Wnshlngton.
He served on various special assign
ments connected with artillery produc
tion until after the signing of the arm
istice. Mr. Scrughnm Is a member of Dnr
roll Dunklo Post No. 1 of the Legion
tit Bono, Nov., nnd served ns state
commander from May until August,
1020. He was a member of the nn
tionnl executive committee nnd wns
chairman of u special committee that
drew up tho Legion's plan for adjust
ed compensation which was later em
bodied In the Fordney bill.
LEGION SHOWS RAISE FUNDS
Carnivals and Other Entertainments
Produce Revenue to Aid Sick and
From one end of the country to tho
othor summer means the open season
on Held days, carnlvnls nnd tent shows.
All of these attractions havo their
booths and probably the most unlven
snl of nil the booths In nil the shows
hnve been those conducted by posts
of the American Legion nnd tho Legion
Auxiliary. With 11,000 Legion posts,
most of which have nuxlllnry units,
in nenrly every community In tho
country It couldn't well be otherwise
A booth cemduttod. by the Auxiliary
to ilrownshlldo post of Buffalo', N. Y.,
ut u recent community Held dny In that
place, closed within a few hours after
being opened sold out to the last
drop of pink lemonndo and ounce of
cnudy. Tho procoeds from tho sale
of tho drinks nnd eatables went Into
the Auxiliary's fund for helping sick
and wounded cx-servlco men, tho place
whoro most ot the auxiliary fund go.
PORT OF MISSING MEN KJ
American Legion Post No. 05, Su
perior, Wis., Is attempting to find Ber-
n u r d O'Connell,
15 months nuo. The
Legion reports thnt
his mother Is 111.
She lust heard from
her son May 8,
1021. from New Or
leans, lie was n
seaman, but at that
lime wns on strike,
lie expected to
li'uve New Orleans
for New Yorlc, and
then travel by way of Detroit to Su
perior. As he had between $:IOO anfl'
$100 when last heard from, It Is feared
by his mother thnt he has mot with
foul play. O'Connell Is twenty-six, live
feet four inches tall, weighs 1-15
pounds, has blue eyes, light brown
hair, ruddy complexion. One personal
characteristic is u birthmark on tho
nonnr.T u standby, c-icsca:. un
til recently vocational trulnor at Reno,
Nevada; missing from Iteno for several
weeks. Kenr Is felt that ha lias com
mttted sulcldo. Any Information nhould
bo transmitted to tho Co-operation flec
tion, United States Veterans' bureau, s:an
wiutun ellis nnaisTEit. c-:tso4i,
formerly seaman, Uhlted States navy,
nttached to U. S. S. Isabel. Last known
address, Denver, Colo. Communicate with
Mrs. W. H. Hundley, 120 Dock street,
Wilmington, N. C.
CAPTAIN CHAnTjES II. JONES, Med
ical corps. Last known address, United
States Voterans' Dureau hospital, Fort
Bayard, New Mexico, April, 1320, whero
ho was a, patient. Communicate with
Mrs. Allco Dodson, 314 North Davidson
street, Indianapolis, Ind.
VAN BUREN LAMB, JR., disappeared
from homo In Hartford, Conn., June 7,
1922. Description: twenty-three yoars of
ago, six feet tall, light complexloned,
brown eyes, light hair nnd Roman nose;
was In naval scrvlcu on U. S. 8. Princess
Mutolka as I'tim. M. third class. Com
municate with William J. Lane, adju
tant, New Haven post, No. 47, 171 Church
strcot, Now Haven, Conn.
FRANK MALINA. formerly sergeant,
Battery B, Company Four, Held artillery.
Discharged from Camp Stanley, Texas,
December 14, 1919. Has not been heard
from since. Communicate with M. J.
Evansliaw, 114G Fifth utreot, N. W.,
Washington, D. C.
LAUREN O. HIGBY, formerly sergeant
M. C. Fifth Sanitary train. Description:
six feet four and one-half Inches, large
blue eyes, strulght light hnlr, weight 220
pounds. Not heard from since tians
ferred to Evacuation Hospital No. 49,
Army of Occupation. Coblcnz. Communi
cate with Mildred Herron, Tho American
Red Cioss, 301 North Ottawa street, Jollct
WALTER MOHR, 5 feet C Inches, dark
red hair, bluo eyes, 15S pounds, one linger
on right jinnd deformed, thirty-four years
old, somewhat round-shouldered. Lust
heard from In North Dakotn. Communi
cate with Louis Mobr, 711 Tenth street,
Sioux City, Iowa.
EARL RAYMOND HALBERT, private,
Quartermaster corps, Fort Mason, Col.
Discharged from service December 20,
1918. Not heard from since. Description:
j Twenty-llvo years of ngo, dark brown
nair, uiuu vyi'B, iiicijiuiii iil-iuiii, binu)
heavy set. Communicate with mother,
Mrs. Cora Thnckcr, Conway, Mo.
EDWARD G. RONNIGEN, who en
listed from Fillmore county, Minnesota,
emergency address, Je.sslu, N. D., will
Ind It to his advantage to communicate,
lth S. G. Uergueth, Potcrsoii, Minn.
JOHN T. BRA u FORD, formerly of One
lundred and Forty-fourth Infantry. Ao
ilgncd to air scrvUe at lovo Held, Dallas,
fox. Description: Six feet two Inches,
brown hair und eyes, weight about 1 to
uouuds. dark ollvo complexion. Commu
nicate with wife, Mrs. Null C. Bradford,
400 North Ahard street. Dallas, Tex.
CLARENCE RAYMOND POWERS, C
331744, with Canadian forces. Mot death
In logging camp near Hoquhun, Wash.,
and lIo(Ulam post. No. 16, American Le
gion, Hoqulam, Wash., Is desirous of
nearlng from his relatives. Itst known
address was brother, John Powers, 033
Arch street. Philadelphia, Pa.
CECIL- T. LAVENDER, 0 feet 1 Inch
tall, brown hair tyid eyes, weight about
1W pounds, S6 years old, wounded In
Franco. Last hoard fromat Dakerstlold,
Cal. Communicate with brother, William
Irving Lavender, Box 5H3, Lancastor, Tex.
FREDERICK. PASCH, member of Thir
teenth post, No. 613, American Legion,
Brooklyn, N. Y. Disappeared from homo
In Brooklyn on July 25, 1922. Communi
cate with Clarence W Bratten, adjutant
Thirteenth post, No. C13, American Le
gion, 35T Sumner avenuo, Brooklyn, N. Y.
JOHN GIACOMA, private Hrst-class,
S-2504C97, Company G, Twenty-third en
gineers. Italian by birth, 6 feet 3(4 inches
In hotght, bluo eyes, dnrk brown hair
nnd ruddy complexion. Missing from his
home at Globe, Ariz.; 500 reward for In
formation concerning his whereabouts.
Communicate with C. C. Falres, acting
post adjutant, Henry Berry post, No. 4.
American v. Legion, alobe, Arlr.
VIRGIL M'CLAIN.-C. A. Blakesley.
United States Veterans' Hospital 79, Daw
son Springs, Ky.. is trying to find his
"buddy," Virgil MeClaln of Toledo, O,,
on business of vital importance. MeClaln
Is described as twenty-tnreo, weigns i&u
pounds, Is 6 feet 8 inches tall. Has been
missing a year.
Doctor Scott Makes Denial.
A statement denying that he had
characterized tho American Legion ns
"a dying organization," was made by
Dr. Hugh Scott, executive of the Uni
ted States Veterans' bureau. Doctor
Scott wus quoted In dispatches from
New Orleans on October 10, to tho ef
fect thnt ho regarding President Hard
ing's veto of the adjusted compensa
tion bill ns tho death blow of tho Le
gion. His denlul wns mnde through
the executive headquarters of tho
Oklnhoma deparlment of the Legion
and was Issued over tho signature of
Leon H. Brown, state adjutunt.
i ii COMIitht It WlltUN MV,Hm UKiON
FAIRYLAND NEW YEAR
"Happy New Year," said the
Queen of tho Fairies.
all t It e 1 1 1 1 1 o
Year," said Witty
Year," said old
"II n p p y New
Year," said Kllllo
Yenri" said Hen
"II a p p y New
Year," said Htllo
Yenr." said the
lirownies, and tho
He Is Looklnrj."
other Elves nnd
Oaf family nnd tho Hogey family nnd
Ollle Oaf all shouted:
"Happy Now Year to everybody I"
"Happy New Year," said Peter
Gnome and the other Gnomes all sang
Happy Now Year, wo all say.
On this tho now year's very first day.
Wo hope the year'll Jo bright and gay.
With happiness going every way.
Happy New Year, wo all say
On this tho now year's very first dayl
"You see," snld Peter Gnome, "It Is
so nice for hnpplness to go every
where and not to Just n few places.
"So that Is our biggest wish that
hnpplness will get all around, Into
little nooks and corners nnd, little
dark places and will carry cheer In
"I'd like to give nnpplness a mar
keting basket as big us the world and
cram It full of merriment, nnd Joy nnd
cheer nnd nil those nice things."
"We'll do wlint wo enn for you,
Peter Gnome, to make your wish come
true," said tho Fairy Wondrous Se
crets. "I'll speak to the llttlo workers nnd
they will wrap up packages such ns
you suggest more thnn ever will
they wrap up," she added.
The Fairy Wondrous Secrets wore
her favorite costume of n bright' red.
shawl nnd n funny old shiny blnck
skirt with enormous pockets In It.
"And the Dreamland King tbld me
he'd not even take n day oh! on the
first of the yenr but would begin at
once to do all he could to help us,"
"He's sitting on the edge of Sleepy
Mountain his favorite mountain now.
"Hut he'll be nil ready In n very
"He's sitting in his Sleepy Time
Cloud ensy choir and he Is looking
through his spyglass to sco Just what
work the Sandman is doing.
"He says thero Is still the same rule
about traveling to Dreamland."
"What is the rule?" asked HIIlc Elf.
'No one can enter Dreamland," snld
tho Fairy Wondrous Secrets, "without
"You know you hnve to pay ns you
enter and your payment Is a smile.
Sometimes those who nro entering
i may not oven know they're smiling
I It... !... nH !! ,,a..llt. . ...
, "" ".' " ".' " h " ""-j
i wouldn't lie entering.
"Well, I must get nt my package
nnd tie them up with ribbons nnd
have them in readiness."
So Fairy Wondrous Secrets rushed
off, but nil the other little crenturea
of Fairyland went
"Wo have noth
ing to do this
evening It's n
free evening for
ns nnd wo hoe
nothing to do un
comes except to
"May we not
come and help
you with nn ex
tra supply for tho
"We'd like to
send our New
Year wishes, too,"
So tho people of
Fairyland helped the Fairy Wondrous
Secrets nnd they sent beautiful
Dreamland presents and Dreamland
adventures all inclosed In gorgeous
castles and palaces, too.
And with the Dreamland presents
they sent wishes for New Year happi
ness which would follow tho dreamers
about wherever they wenti
Margaret Ellen has been Invited
out to Sunday dinner. Tho meal was
being served and tho host viewing the
plntter of chicken decided a "drum
stick" would be n suitable piece for
the four-yenr-old miss. Marguret El
len heroically attacked her" portion nnd
in duo course of events calmly looked
up nnd snld: "Uncle, when I got
through with this bono I think I would
like somo meat."
Father Why is it that you are al
ways at tho bottom of the class?
Johnny It doesn't make nny dif
ference, daddy; they teach the sara
thing nt both end. Mutual.
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