Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, February 14, 1911, Page 11, Image 11
Till; IH.K: OMHAA, 11 ; I ,M K . I li A 14, l'.Ml. an . ; - - 11 - -. -- it. " i .... , i i hi s' - i i i ' i .li- i ii i ff " lire Bec'5 Junior Birthday-Book Her Husband's Voice A Littlc Talk on the Superior Nat " T AM Kit K MAN. Ural Instinct of n. -HI, , IHL F I v x A " X NY 1 prlng-i a tuiiHlii . tiiiuiitity. and It Is pi (haps le aue of this rniitualjllltv of tern prUirriont that, the vernal iroxin Ik repre sented nw adnrtistl In her fiit youth. Jft(,(o MiioW that. 410 cne inn tell wt to do, thi young lady often make a fugitive ap(.oi nc tn midwinter, melts iv (tubing In slhl with u, lrij ht glance, and ni-ipt)ers In a blizzard. . It was during one of -these spectacular s'pai Itlotis In" the middle of February, In li the tiutlrr. of Alountalnvllle T iHnirtit hirtok and rvrn iRst ycar'e birds' nr.f fflt a lhilll of life. Uuit the Post liMifiijRiP Husband decided It whs time for him I.". begin, hi. gardening. "t thlk-lir dr.a littlc- pluming today," he' Snnrmhced trt'the' Amateur Wife duing tlielr leisurely M;ndav break fuM. .Planting', -.Mi February?" gasped Mia ,JjTHj;ofiIxhfd AVIfe. tr ""Arid .wh; not?'- demanded Her Husband. ,ii .his lor4lfet uimintr.. "Spring has ame to stay, f-l Rno- all (lie signs. Von forget I a- brytifthr up in the Country," he add-:d. .''Now u Vnotv y.ou haven't been or. a f i m- inen, you nor year" old. except for a 'vachllon. and you don't know a hit more aboflt planting time than I do." de-rlareil- Mia. Wife, e "Successful farming IX a combination- of sejence and friKtlnct." was Her Husband's macular reply. "J.. Iiuve the ln.'tlnct-1f not the science. 1" know this Is an Ideal day for. piapjine, ai:ct srt would you know li If you. --hadn't iUed .in 'the' city all youi Ufa."- : m -, 1 Dut 'dea.1 .. lM -you ever hear of anyonn plajitlim wda In-HiiH. climate in February?" "What liaR thut (tot to do. with It? If cerVboft' ent . h' Jreeedent the world ivouid never "Mjve ar Inch! Pvcry year FjttiriK. comeM earlier Hnd earlier in New tlfrsey. There's no ue armilnj about li any loniter, I'tix. fsolriu (down, alali a to gei my Rarden toola- now!" A w'le worrmn ehrounNrlnR the Inevitable knowV that there 'la but one thin to do fSith' II aid t'. J b to', make It UKcful to hewelf. t The .Amateur.'Wife amiled her moat radi ant amlre. , . ' "All trlnht, dear!" Fife aniulesed. "But If api-lmc la reaMy here I need a new hai right tMr'.' My Oracle one - Is dreadfully Klbhy;'. . .1 liaij "thought to wait a wpek or ko, luH,lf H'a Kql'iK to atity as warm as this I almpll' can't do lt.'V . Why. fit course, vnuV ant a aprlnx hat! Iter ftuah'and j:pl!e1uml his face assumed J he expre"ipn of one .who l determined to be rmiBial-ejit at any price. "How much v'fll It- rpM?" r ' ..' Thw,'.'aji ' tfi'o ijilyrwxltated, he added oa inahlmouil 'Never mind, et aome !)iiii( yu Uie end l!.!l stand the bill." '''f ey filled for two horns. Her MuHband tndhrioiisty. (lu.away 'at the flower bra ,viile r'he wntched nd shivered, but not '.' -ve. : ' r - - i v Proposed, Forgot it, Loved Anew "7'rhns'ne.y.;-r.-.'1ias been thrice-shocked (evci;Jfc,'wllJiin. llie lar!( six months. A recent dlsfiatrh- nirntlons first a Masonic .fair lant umip"i-'e wjilch leading persona took chum en m a grand tani). etc., some ijt Ihfin. winnlpx.' but more losing. Next there was ths elwctlon on November 8 last a't . hit h ' th,e . county went democratic by .'lity vote. shocUmg everybody pleaaurably or otherwise. Now every one la scandal ired (hat a,. youriK: man should prove so Torsetful as not lo remeniber that he had proposed marriage o a young woman within the prrcvdlng twenty-four hours. The prlnvlpnl In the vase are Mlsa M.va- clnth I'lo and fniiKla Krsklne Forth. For some time, snce June, 1906, In fact, Mr. Forlli has been paying fairly strict atten- ' t(on to Miss Tlo. Jt' la widely known In. the village thai he "would have proposed to -Mlsa Plo long ago If he had not been so -bashful. Kven MIss Plo Is known to have reeognbjed this defect In the young man and to haVfc flepfored It privately to her friends. , Things; went on' this way for months and 'Months and even the etout hearted young lady -1aa begun Jo despair when a real atata company 'gave a free excursion to Its roperfy near JtoOlnertown, L.. I. Fully 100 ' person, went on the excursion and Mr. Forth Invited Miss Plot tu go. After a light collation hu,d befcn served by the promoters the couple went and sat on a log. At length P asked Miss Plo If she would be hla wife. , A young woman witness had made af fidavit that the proposal was made out right and that Mlsa Plo accepted It. The'Wx't day;Mlss Plo In conversing with . tr. Forth, said strtnothlng about a ring. Me aked'what r(iig ' Xtiss plo replied an en- - gagemeni x ring. The young man replied that he was not engaged anj did not pro- pose ever to marry. " Subsequent question ing developed ' the terrible fact that Mr. . Forth -was suffering from amnet-ia of the most pronounced type, lit remembered all the events of his life except the last week and of the events of those seven days he retained seemingly not a trace of recollec tln., s Cn ' Gentle ,retoratla methods were tried lthout avail. . Mr. Forth was led re peatedly lo the a put where he had proponed to Miss Plo. Ilia act was sugKested to him . lOiMlmes In valn- Mlss Plo took high moral ground, assert ing that h 'Would- not ceerce the young loan In any wafr that it was for him to leclde far hlmserf whetherd fie wanted her or not; that she Vould not propose to him, and tUa,t Iba would never be happy If fhe' felt that aha had brought undue ' pressure to boar upon him. But If Miss' Plo'a scruples would not SURE. &bAr you tur It tam't for qty -rnortfy you want to. marry mtf "" " tit perfectly rare I don't car for jponey.at aJL 1, spend U I 1 3k. A HW3Ai6 INOUSTOUiLY OU(j- A'Af AT THE, FLGWtd. QE.0. dnrliiK to ro into the house after a. rweaier for fear of disturbing Her Husband'e dream of spring and her own vision of a new spring hat. , Me planted sweet pesa and nasturtiums, pansles, poppies and evtn the old-fashioned phlox In every spot of earth to be found In their huge backyard. "I've done a good day's work," announced the triumphant gardener over a cold Sun day supper. "Indeed you have, dear." smiled the Amateur Wife. "You've been almost as busy as I'll be tomorrow choosing my new. spring bonnet. I'm going In on your train, you know. How long do you think it will be before the seeds come up?" ' "Oh. not long," the Tost Graduate Hus band answered, loftily. "A few days of strong spring sunshine such aa we had to day should bring them aVive ground. It louks as if tomorrow would be such an other brlKht, warm day." ' Then they fell to pleasant planning of what they would do with all their flowejs. "We'll have ever so many more than We can use," said the Ametaur Wife. "Of course," agreed Her Husband, "but we ran give the surplus to our neighbors, or send them to the hospitals." ' "Yes, that's a beautiful Idea," Ilia Wife exclaimed, enthusiastically. And shortly after she went to bed and dreamed sweet dreams of the new spring millinery creation she was to choose the next day. Hut when morning onme the Amateur Wife could not go to town. ' All the trains out of Monntainville were stalled in great drifts of snow!. - . (Copyright, 191, by the N. Y. Herald Co.) permit her lo litterferaMn any way thera were' others; in fact the whole. village, who were not Involved in any way, who had only the most friendly Interest In the wel fare of both and who felt perfectly free' to act. The Royal Knights paaaed a resolu tion of censure upon Mr. Forth and two ministers preached sermons In which they discussed the case, without, of course, men tioning any names. Mr. Forth waa made to feel the sting of his conduct by hla as sociates. An overwhelming moral pressure was brought to bear on the "young man," Meanwhile Miss Plo went to visit an aunt tn Connecticut. It would have been a pity If the young man had been coerced Into marrying Miss Plo without loving her. In- a'Bhort time, however, ha. came to love her, her absence no doubt conducing to this change. He went over to her aunt's In Connecticut and proposed a second tlnie. and the two were married at once. Mr. Forth and his bride will not live in Patchogne, Mr. Forth hav ing auld that he hated the whole village. r Daily Health Hint J Saya O. S. Marsden In "The Miracle of Right Thought": "It la worth your while to make a determined effort to form a habit of good cheer during meals and be fore going to Bleep, because H will have a powerful Influence on your health." The Explosion Did It.' Krnst True went into a Broadway cafe. nd found a notrlous tightwad standing before the bar enjoying a drink. Krnest waa surprised. So far as he remembered Ihe other man had never been known to buy a drink not even for himself. "Well.." aald the actor lo the bartender "What's happened?" The man behind the bar amiled. "The dynamite explosion did It. I gueaa." he replied. "1 don't understand." said Krnest. "Why, the exploajon must have Jarred him loose from the 15 cents e paid for that highball," said the bartender -New York Telegraph. orfea.es Wlthoat Iuipanltr. killing-time. Cuttlng-apera. Treepasslngon onea attention, lieu ting carpets. . I'oachlng eggs. Smothering the feelings. -Murdering an air. Stealing -klasee-Everyhody'e. Poor Father. Poor mother weara a worried look .And sister wears a frown. And If I venture up the stairs They send me straightway down I m going to the drug store now l'1-on a hurried trip To get some other kind of dope For father has the grip. . I hear him groaning in the night; Me said hla head would split ' And then he thought his back would break In Just a little bit; He told us (hat bis legs were aore And soon It was his hip, It seems (hat everything la sick "hen father has the grip. The doctor came today and left Home capsules and he said To lake one each three houra until The pain had really fled ,.iv,":.i."r'"" m"n' t'v npura befoie 1 e this pain (he slip. . I II bet he d find a faster dope " If he had got the grip." And then he told ma that he thought That he was going to die And ma sa.a: 'No; tliat Isn't so" And gave the reasons why. Then j a got mad and told her that Me didn t want her Ho. Oh. there's no comtort In our flat lifii father has the grip! -T. t. M. la New Vork Telegram. fOrl". COJ.0NtuN . , - . fa HtRO0fS fjATcAR?r7r) pAKE HJ j JAKE'S WIFE, Js' LET HER GO! T You MAP THE , SCNStJ ( CARRIE 1 jTVv A CAN GET frrri GooO StHSt ofl N TZ , leavinJ: With . 7a L a)AL0Wa,l se aV your husband h X -2; K W C1 w I I f 1 IS J jT 1, 'A 1 " - . . f fAW! tC UR PEAR! x- I GET 1 A COUPLE I Y X V r ArR0Ns: wcy--. IZ1 iHELr OU OU, W5 I X V IHAVE .NOTHING To i A. XX XT 17 CLIM'i-1:., i I ' 4 W . VO Jtr. Ahat's one ifr , fs THING ABOUT J ( t CN M ANT 7 v LJ rl OtD THING,' (9 ?rw i womem's ) 4 Lr-! j work as u 1 ) Y WEIL AS f A A If I WM& of ATMLIGA1 Itlb W Sm Mv r' lf dahres ebnttnuefl 'any 'lonker '. I should hire "a wheeled chair. -with ah attendant, to be. In readiness when I became ex- . j. i. . . . . . . hausted. At ' about '2 o clock the other nighty at a crowded ball 1 wished for an ambulance. T had Just nad another fight with Johnnie the dav before, and I cer tainly do- despise that man, but I couldn't help looking around a little bit to see, out of mere curiosity. If he was there. My neck waa awfully etlff after a while. 'ell, of course. It la horrid to have a misunderstanding with people. It was an awfully sticky dance, anyway, and the THE OTHER NIGHT." only momenta I really enjoyed were when I Bostoned In a corner of a room that had a window wide open In it with Ned Wtnton. There were only three other couples there, who occupied the other corners. Hostonlnf Is so restful. You don't have to make any effort, and Ned does It so well that I almost fell asleep. We could see the door from where we were, so I didn't have to twist my neck around very much to aee If any one appeared. The trouble The February Horror. ( Tes, I'll admit, right from the slait, It's no affair of mine: But I don't call the fellow smart. Or delicate or fine In fact, I think he has demonstrated that lie was about aeventeen kinds of a lobster, witless slanderer, the cheapest kind of an Idiot and other things too numerous to men tion, who first Invented and brought forth The 'comic valentine. -T. E. M. A Rimis, t. Calendar. St. Valentine, a boon. I crave; A boon of your bestowing. It la a heart I would enslave Without the owner's knowing. Some men are Just a little shy. And he among the number: It would not do for me to sigh That would our friendship sunder. For friendship oft to love may turn. But love to friendship, never! Dear Patron 8alnt. help him dlseern That I am good and clever. 1 would not- ask this, dear old Paint. But 1 I think he loves me; And only haa that heart ao faint That never won, fair ladye Ella Hutch lneon Ellwanger In Upplncott'a. I WeaM Let Her ttff. 'I'Un t you promise never to do It again?" 'Yes. sir." 'And I said I'd whip you If you did. didn't 1?" "Yes. pa; hut as I didn't keep my prom ise, I won t hold you to uiira." Cleveland leader. fl SUPPOSE YOU'LL A RULE, i)l9 WOMAN, K -SOME WITHOUT HtR " ON UP To THE HOUSE! LETi Sit ir AN VtKf POOR JUP6E' HAD A GOOD HOME HERE. PINO SOMETHING Do To MAKE YOU -GET I TOU PO NOT m GLAO.JAica HAVE TO STAR"7 Yot' 1HA1 YOU RE CHOKES YET TOR A--WHILE. WJlL TAKE TPAY OFF.JAKEfj NOT SO sum SHE AIWA1S WANtEO to GO INTO THAT Imk (Htm lmk Utmli Ciasnfl. ' IMi I' ' I" ' ( at -8 ball la -that- you anV dance ll the evening with Just one, ttr' two people. 1 houW reft"y Ilka v u arranged Iso that In between daneluK with the few I , , , coud--0 ,om, embrola. ery or reading. Instead of that, a lot of pills come along, and because I haven't the nerve to read or embroider, I dash off with them. I've found It less tiring to dance with them than to sit it out. You don't have to make conversation while eareering madly around a crowded' room anyway. I waltzed with 'a great big onion the other evening, whose name I didn't catch and never want to, and finally gave myself up aa lost. He couldn't ateer very well and I should have thought he would have been knocked senseless. Being so enormous, he saved me some hard blows, but two couples banged Into us so hard that I didn't see how we survived at all. One fat man stepped on my ankle three times, and 1 waa determined to give him a good kick If I saw him coming my way again, but he tried another room after that. My dress was hanging In rags, and when, bruised, dizzy and sore, we finally slopped, I wished I was on a desert island. While mopping his overheated brow he managed to gasp how much he had enjoyed It. I didn't mop my overheated brow it seemed so unwomanly and murmured that I had suffered much pleasure, too. Agnes seemed to be having the time of her life. he's a wonder in a fight like that. Her clothes never slip their moorings, her hair never comes off, and I know she never thinks of desert islands. The com fortable way to go to a large public ball would be to hire a suite of rooms for the night, take a suitcase and a maid and Just before supper, go and change your costume and have your hair redressed. You would then reappear In good form for your supper parly. If you get very dis hevelled after supper, have a third gown with you to fall back upon. Some simple liltle morning frock by that time. If your party Is doing the ball thoroughly, it's much more sensible to order a cereal and a poached egg and a big cup of coffee for your second supper. Next year I am goin; to follow these rules. As it was, we had BE LONE TO FOl YOU DON'T HAVE TO l0 A THING? WE WILL to IT ALL. IP 700X1 JO ST TCU JJ5 HOW? QO OU WANT JJ TO MAKE UP THE BEDS. WK1 AND SWEEP tup rinoR? YES. OAKE. WE'LL PUT OUT THE CAT . THEN WE'RE DONE" AND NOW. I THINK YQU'tr BETTER GO AT YOUR. CHORES. ITS QUITE LATE ! WE'VE HAD LQTi OF FtN.ANYWAYilr- WE DID HAVE a LITTLC .VVURK TO DO! A. EiY M.F -vxr champagne and toaat covered .with' sort of fiiccaseed grass, and It didn't seem suit able somehow. ' I don't see why some peo ple think champagne is such 'a treat. I'd rather have a good chocolate soda any time. Just before we went home I rather enjoyed myself. I was 'Introduced to a man who danced perfectly beautiful, except for kicking occasionally. He seemed to like me very much. He was frightfully homely, but I looked over his shoulder all the time we were waltzing and forgot about his face. Me was awfully nice, but, goodness, he did get warm. 1 discovered to my horror that a man named Biffin, who seemed to like nie a good deal, too, was following ua around and asking me to dance every minute. As "I WISHED I WAS ON ISLAND." DESERT he had lamed me severely, besides tearing a whole yard of my gown off, 1 got dread fully tired trying to escape him. His Idea to completely win me seemed to be to talk sort of gibberish while dancing. I think he must have been a little nutty. I was terribly glad (o get home at last without any more injuries than a large blister on my foot. -1 n ( 1 r 3 LI W n J -A -i.lt t 1 III Hit III r " - Till II IE 1 I I aA 11 B fry - : J .j Zz$ M. J. FORD. 1130 South Tenth Street. .'ame and Address. Hctiool. Yur, Arthur Anderson 2705 Meredith Ave Saratoga ....... ..1901 Rose A. Anderson, 2632 Davenport St '. . .Wcbator 1903 Philip W. Berg, 1334 Ogden St Sherman . .1899 Harold Brown, 2810 Charles St Long '. 105 Mildred H. Benaon. 1904 Lothrop St Lothrop .........1902 Helen Blackmore,' 3704 North Twentieth St Lothrop ......... 1901 Pearl Bourlier, 3938 Gold St Windsor- ..,.1897 Edna Bradsbaw, 2526 Blnney St.... Lothrop 1903 Helen P. Buckles, 2417 Ereklne St. Lake .......... ..1902 Walter Carter, 1411 Jackson St Leavenworth . ... .1903 Blanche Clarke, 4319 Decatur St High . .. . 1893 Ruth Crawford, 2723 Spalding St High 1895 Laurelet A. Dennlson, 2120 Harney St Central ...... .1903 Bessie E. Daniels, Forty-second and Redmond Ave. .Central Park ..... 1899 Lavona Davis, 1623 North Twenty-fourth St .Kellom ..,.,4896 Mildred Daley, 2403 North Twentieth St Lake 1899 Cecil I Elliott, 4303 Saratoga St Central Park. . . 1903 Frank Ecker. 1032 Atlas St St. Joseph. .1894 Margorte.A. Edgellar, 2625 Franklin St Long v.'...- 1904 Delia Eggera, 1814 Clark St Lake "... ..1899 Edwin Ford, 1220 South Tenth St Pacific. ...,4903 Roma Frantz, 312 Woolworth Ave Train ........... 1902 Max Guttman, 893 North Twenty-fifth Ave Kellom i . .1904 Alan Gunnell, 2605 Emmet St Max Garenman, 1016 Davenport St Edwin R. Hlnricb. 3506 Woolworth Ave. Gustave Holm, 1715 Fort St Helen Hansen, 2470 South Eighteenth St George D. Johnson. 2413 North Eighteenth St. Hazel Johnson, 274 8 Fowler Ave Harry Keiuer, 1602 Military Ave Alma J. Kirk, 2412 Corby St...; Inez Klein, 2210 California St. Julia Kocar, 732 Clark St l.,gh . 1895 Otto Kretschmer, 3021 South Nineteenth St Castellar ...... 4 . 1896 Abe Margolin, 111 North Twelfth St... Cass .1904 Gladys McNaughty, 1408 South Fifteenth St. ..'..: . .Pacific -. ...... i .-.1902 Eda Miller, 2021 Center St Castellar ....... 4897 Gladys Myers, 2511 Indiana Ave..... Kellom, .1903 Angelina Nictero. 2034 Pacific St... Mason .......1904 Margaret CVGrady, 3239 Evans St .Druid Hill. .... . . .1900 George Alvar Paulson, 910 South Fifty-second St. . . .Beals ...... i-. .... 1 901 Eftrl Putney, 3814 Brown St Central Park .... .1903 Esther Peterson, 2406 North Thirtieth Antoinette Phllbrjck. 1056 Mason Samuel Rossitto, 1205 Pierce St. . . Thomas Roulette, 3331 Emmet. St Charles Shepherd, 1105 South Fifteenth St Comenius Frank" T. Steirgen,' 833 South Twenty Mary Scavio, 1114 South Fourteenth St St. Philomena. . . .4897 Leattie M. Staples, 706 South Eighteenth St Leavenworth .....1900 Russell Tlbke 2025 North Twentieth St ..Lake .......1901 Lydia Turlnek, 1021 Bancroft St ....Vinton .1895 Herman Washington. 3915 North Thirtieth St Druid Hill ... , . .1899 Vera Zimmerman, 3117 South Nineteenth St ..German Lutheran .1994 I What the The entire family from father down to baby Jennie Is agreed that "there Isn't anything that pat . can't do" and there lsn'M. .If any doubt remains In the mind of anyone upon this point this tale will no doubt dispel It. writes Anna M. Dennlston In the Chicago News. - The cook Is a large, tall woman and aa she stood before the new fangled kitchen range she sighed. Then she sat down to rest and rolled her weary hands In a mis fit gingham apron. . "Dear me," she said, "I wish I had an apron made fbr me by a really, talented party as Misses has her gowns made by a modiste. Then I think I'll be looking like somebody while I'm at my work and not as though I wore a meal sack." The old-fashioned black cat rose from a deep sleep by the new fangled range and stretched her long body till It looked twice as long a It really was, and from a dark corner -where she bad laid her round eyes shone out with their ellllp tlcal centers shining like Jewels-and spoke. The cook Jumped and said. "Oh. am 1 dreaming or why. the cat's talking!" Now maybe she was dreaming, hut cats have been said to talk for ages past and maybe they do. Anyhow this cat was as wise as an owl. "Oh, cook," she said, "here's an apron for you. I knew a tal ented apron maker and she sent me this apron for you. I've been sleeping on It, but I weigh little and so I've not crumpled It bady at all. It blew Into the window to day, and well, here It Is! "Sensible people," said the cat. "think a good deal even about a kitchen apron. Now. In kitchens we use fuur a great deal, and that shows on black. You are liable to a smirch of black from the stove, and that shows on white. Why not split the difference, cook, and look fresh and clean and neat at the same time? All aprons that blow Into the windows for people In other words, the ones that come to them because they, really belong to them in particular ami not Just to anybody have a great many specfdl features. Now, this one is a black and w hite check. Just large enough to look sheer and clean. It covers you all up. It has elbow sleeves, because a cook always rolls her sleeves up, anyhow, and it has a higb round neck and Is fitted with body seams like a dress. It haa strings that ara all in one piece. M baa strings to the apron at the aide seams, but they emerge and pass over the back side pieces and tie at the walnt line. A string like this never comes off or breaks, because it goes all the way around and Is wide enough to be strong." The cook put the apron on and in came the flrft girl., "With all the different kinds of housework I have to do," she aald, "I need so. many different kinds of aprons and nobody pays enough sttentlon lo aprons." "That'a so," said (he rat The first girl ecreamed. "Yqu have to scrub sometimes." the voice went on, ."and sometimes you have to merely dus( snd no telling what you may have to do. Well, you should classify your February 14, 1911. Lothrop . ,1895 .'.1896 . .1899 .,..1896 . .1905 . ..1898 ,. .1895 . ..1899 . .1897 .Cass i ..... . .Park . . . ... .Sherman . , . . Castellar , . , . Lake ....... .High ; . . . . . .Walnut Hill. . Lothrop ..;'. .Central 1901 Rt , St. . . , .Howard Kenneiy ;..1905 ,. Mason r . . .4900 .Pacific'".. ...I.'.'. 1804 .Howard Kennedy. .1897 . . ..j.1901 . . .'. .4 902 - first St Park Cat Said work, at any rate. There is th cleaning and there Is the dusting You must' have a short, dark blue dress and this large calico apron of the same size to cover it -up com pletely when you clean, it should be and Is a trifle larger than the dress. 1 It blew Into the window a few minutes .In-fore you came In. It Is exactly suited to you. I tvas about to take a nap and use it for, a bed. but you haven't given me time." . "The first girl gasped . and rubbed her eyes. "Oh, I must be having a nightmare," she said; "the cat's talking.". Maybe she was, .but the cat went oni "The cleaning apron. Is made of. f olid dark gray with a black and white stripe In It. It looks on. well as anything can look when It gets wet. Have your dress blue-plain gingham. Mere s a plain cine-color apron, gingham edged, with a' neat, crinkly braid and (his does not so completely cover your dress. This suits yrtu well when' you are Just dusting and brushing titf about the house. In fact. It"s a rather pretty shade of Alice blue, not too light nor too dark becoming to you, loo, with your blue eyes," and the cat yawned so hard that her mouth grinned Just the way (he Cheshire cat-did. which proves (hero really must have been a Cheshire cat. , 4 . A Careful Hrlde. She was a cl(y bride who had never be fore taken a band In 'housekeeping and knew but Utile about things In (he kllchen. A few mornings ago she got after the milk man. ... . , , "Whal'a the matter with your milk," she said, with great vehemence. "1 don't know," he replied. "What do you find wrong with it?" "Well." she said, "every morning it la covered with a nasty yellow scum." "And what do you rlo with the scum "Why, I sclm It off. of i-mirse, and throw it in the garbage can." Farmers' (Julde. COLD HINT "1 always liked that dresc it W becoming Yes. becoming threadbare'"