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MOST COMMON TYPES AND BREEDS OF HOGS
The Red Mirage
A Story of the French Legion in Algiers
By I. A. R. WYLIE
When Sylvia Omney, a beautiful Eng
lish girl, returns from a search In Algiers
for her missing; brother, her lover, Rich
ard Farquhar, finds she has fallen In love
with Captain Arnaud of the Foreign Le
gion. In Captain Sower'B room Farquhar
gets deliberately drunk, but when young
Preston loses all his money to Lowe, a
shady character, Farquhar forces Sower
to have Preston's I. O. U.'s returned to
him. Farquhar Is helped to his rooms by
"The call of fighters to the
fighting man" do you know
what it meant to respond to the
call of your country when It asks
you to defend It against threat
ening enemies? Imagine what
the sound of bugles and tramp
ing feet and the sight of stream
ing khakl-clad men means to the
Englishman these days.
CHAPTER II Continued.
"Now lie down. Your head Is aching
furiously I have no doubt, and prob
ably you have work In front of you
like other mortals. I have some eau-de-Cologne
upstairs. Don't Jeer. I
am going to fetch It."
"Walt a minute. Won't you please
tell me your name?"
She put her head a little on one
"Oabrlelle Gnbrtelle Smith. Not
very euphonious, is it? But one's bap
tism is the first occasion where the
great law concerning the sins of the
fathers comes into operation. Now"
"And won't you tell what you are?"
"That's a large question. I wish I
knew myself. Officially I am any
thing from a traveling companion to
an unsatisfactory nursemaid, in either
case out of a Job. Is that what you
He closed his eyes wearily.
"I don't know you have been aw
fully decent it all seems rather like
a grotesque, gigantic dream from
which I can't wake up" His voice
When she came back with her eau-
de-Cologne bottle and a handkerchief
be was asleep.
The Great Law In Force,
When Richard Farquhar awoke from
his heavy sleep it was broad daylight.
He dressed, and by midday was on
duty. Those who had witnessed the
scene on the preceding night glanced
at him curiously, but his face be
trayed nothing neither weariness nor
the self-disgust usual on such occa
sions. They saw he had changed, but
the change was Indefinable. They saw,
also, that, whatever else had happened,
ho had not apologized to Sower. The
two men exchanged the curtest and
most perfunctory greeting.
By seven o'clock he stood again in
the Omneys' library, and Sylvia Omney
stood on the threshold waiting. She
was simply dressed in a dark, clinging
material which set off more perfectly
the fair sweetness of her features.
"You wanted to speak to me, Rich
ard?" "Yes; It was good of you to come.
I know I hadn't the right to ask. I
behaved vilely last night."
She looked up into bis face with an
"Did you? I didn't see it. I only
thought that you were Just as I had
always believed you to be generous
and chivalrous and loyal."
He still held ber hand, and with a
grave courtesy he led her to the great
armchair by the fire. She sat there,
her head bent like a frail flower, and
lie turned away from her for a moment,
his face colorless,
"I want to tell you that I know," he
went on quietly. "I thought It would
save you trouble if I told you. One
lias a fine Instinct in these things, and
last night I felt suddenly that I had
gone out of your life. It hurt me un
bearably for a time."
"I am to marry Captain Arnaud,"
she said, with a note of defiance in her
"That can make no difference. I
take you with me always. You under
"Yes," she said.
She must have felt that he was
bringing up his last reserve of self
control, yet she rose impulsively with
"Good-by, Richard. Forgive me
and God bless you."
He turned abruptly and left her
Outside a gray twilight, already
shrouded the pompous London square.
Above the immediate silence there
sounded the note of a bugle, and after
that the long-drawn-out wail of the
bagpipers. Some regiment on the
march forward. Richard Farquhar
lifted his head and listened. It came
(Ml right! reserved. The Bobb-Merrill Co.)
a Jew? Very well now I shall act
He began to pace the room with
short, feverish steps. "I am going to
tell you something no one has ever
heard before. Only three people know
it, and they have held their tongues
your mother and Major Mowbray.
No don't Interrupt. You can't silence
me with those damned eyes of yours.
You've got to listen. You don't remem
ber your father, do you? He was in
India when you were a child, and
your mother does not speak very often
of him. You see how well I know
things. But you are very proud of
him and rightly. He was a brilliant
soldier and something of an Inventor.
He invented a gun that, though it
would be twenty years old now, would
still rank head and shoulders above
anything we have. It was unfortunate
that he spent more than he had and
gambled with what he did not possess.
The British government was, as usual,
dilatory and .parsimonious. Colonel
Farquhar offered his Invention to a
foreign power. My father knew ev
erything. I was a young subaltern at
the time. My father felt it his duty
to inform the authorities. Previous to
this he and Colonel Farquhar had been
Intimate. As a last act of friendship
he warned your father of his purpose.
Your father murdered him.
"My father lived a few hours,"
Sower went on deliberately. "He was
a Jew, but he was a great man. He
held your father in his power. He
could have had his pound of flesh. He
had mercy. He let your father go on
three conditions. The first condition
was that he withdrew his offer to the
foreign power, the second that he re
signed his commission, the third that
he left the country. These things he
"My father died in Africa," Far
"So I have been told."
There was a long silence. Sower
studied the younger man out of the
corner of his eyes. There was some
thing he did not fully understand a
phase of humanity that did not fit in
with his carefully drawn up catalogue.
This red-hot temperament grown sud
denly cold frightened him. It was llke
handling an unknown explosive.
"Your father signed a confession in
front of witnesses. You will under
stand that In view of the circum
stances It was felt necessary to have
some hold over him. Here is the pa-
eyes. Then he began to write. He
wrote four letters. One was to the
war office. When he had finished he
opened a drawer and took out an army
revolver, which he examined and then
loaded carefully. He switched off the
electric lamp. He went over to the
hearth and stamped his father s confes
sion Into the embers. The polished
barrel winked like an evil silver eye
In the reflected firelight.
"Mr. Farquhar are you there?"
His hand still lifted, frozen by sur
prise into Immobility, he saw in the
glass opposite him that the door had
opened. Against the dimly lighted
passage outside he recognized the neot
silhouette of a woman's figure. The
next Instant the room was flooded with
"Oh, I beg your pardon. It was so
quiet and dark I did not know you
were in. I came for my eau-de-Co
logne " She Btopped. He had turned
Instantly, but not In time. Her eyes
rested on his hand. "Oh!" she said
under her breath. She closed the dooi
and came quietly across the room till
she stood opposite him. "What were
you going to do. Mr. Farquhar?"
He threw back his head. He was
still very young, and In a minute more
he had counted on facing the myste
rics of life and death. His face wns
ghaBtly In its rigid resolve and dread.
I don't think it's much good lying
about it, Miss Sinitli," he said, with a
"No." She nodded. "You were go
ing to kill yourself. I have seen that
before. My father blew out his
brains. It was an net of sudden mad
ness. Money drove him mad. Is it
money with you?"
"No. I have lost everything."
"There Is always the light ahead."
"I don't understand "
She turned to him with an expres
sion that was new to him. The small
thin face Beemed Illuminated with an
There is a light somewhere," she
said, and her voice rang with stern
enthusiasm. "It must exist and If it
does not exist we must light It our-
Champion Duroc-Jersey Boar, "Big Wonder," Owned by 0. P. Stevens, Rip
Farquhar accepted the neatly folded
document and took it nearer to the
light. He read it carefully without
any trace of emotion.
"I understand." He held the paper
thoughtfully, as though weighing it
"Of course it is obvious that this Is
of great value to me. How much do
"I am in no need of money. It is
your career or mine," he said. "You
must resign. Half an hour since I
would have been satisfied with an
"I give you my word of honor that I
shall send in my papers tonight in re
turn for this letter."
"I accept your word. The letter is
in your hands."
Farquhar started slightly and then
"Ah, I might have burned it. You
are a man of remarkable discernment.
Well, our bargain is closed. I dare say
I have to thank you for your long si
lence in this matter. But virtue Is its
own reward. Good night."
Sower took up his hat from the
table. He frowned at his own hand,
"You are confoundedly cool about it
all," he said. "One would think you
The door closed. Farquhar went
back to his writing table. He did not
tear up the yellow, faded letter, but
propped it against a bronze candlestick
and sat there staring at it with blank
LAKE TAHOE ONCE HIGHER
She Nodded, "You Were -Going
to Kill Yourself."
Some Ancient Volcano Became Active
and Great Rocky Block Sank and
Formed Pool Bed.
The statement sometimes made that
"Tahoe is an old volcanic crater" is
not true, according to report of the
government geological Burvey. The
region about the lake shows evidences
of volcanic activity of various kinds,
and the lake waters themselves have
probably been dammed at times by
outpourings of lava. A lava flow ap
pears to have temporarily filled the
outlet channel below Tahoe City. The
lake, however, lies in a structural de
pression a dropped block of the
earth's crust. During the Neocene
epoch and . the earlier part of the
Pleistocene epoch the waters of Lake
Tahoe stood much higher than now,
down to bim through the ages, the call i probably on account of lava dams
-at fizlitcrs to the fighting man. the which have since been cut through.
command of duty. That much was
left Richard Farquhar turned and
As he entered and saw Robert Sower
standing by the fireside, bis gloved
bands behind his back, his whole atti
tude expressive of a cool self-certainty,
his very pulses seemed to stop and
then break Into a hammering gallop of
triumph. He closed the door sharply,
and Sower turned.
"Well?" Farquhar said quietly.
"I have come for your apology."
"Then you have come on a fruitless
A tremor seemed to pass over Sow
er's body. The brown, slightly pro
truding eyes flickered. Suddenly and
terribly his self-restraint broke down.
I am the Jew, am I not the son of
Distinct beaches that mark former
higher levels are found up to about
one hundred feet above the present
lake, but It is believed that the waters
formerly rose to still greater heights.
At Tahoe City the most distinct of
these old beaches is a terrace thirty
five to forty feet above the level of
the lake, and it is this terrace that
makes the level ground on which Ta
hoe tavern is built
selves, with our own hands, with our
own ideals. We must have It or be
lieve in It"
His hand, resting on the mnntel
piece, relaxed. The revolver rang
against the marble.
"You say that," he said harshly
"you who have not had a square meal
for a fortnight!"
She threw back her head.
"Who dared tell you that?"
"Never mind. I know It."
She said nothing, but the color died
out of her cheeks. He turned from
her and burled his face In his arms,
and there was a little silence. Then
he felt ber band on bis shoulder.
"Do you think I should have the
courage or the meanness to tell you to
go on if I did not know in my own
body what going on meant? Disgrace,
poverty, loss I know them all. But
one can't throw down one's weapons In
the first skirmish. I haven't, and you
shan't Promise me. I am not going
to leave you till you do."
"Yes," he said. He held out his hand
and she gave him hers. He noticed for
the first time that it was white and
unusually beautiful in shape. She saw
the wonder in his eyes and drew back.
"Thank you. I believe that your
life will be of use some day to your
self or another. I dare say I shall be
even glad that I helped to save it
"I may see you again"
"We may meet again, but I think
not I have a job, and am going
abroad soon. May I take this with me
as a souvenir?"
She had picked up the revolver from
the mantelpiece, and their eyes met
"Yes," he said simply.
(Prepared by the United Stntes Depart
ment oi Affncuuure.j
The lard or fat typo of hog is the
most common market type in the Unit
ed States. In conformation he is a
compact, thick-bodied hog on rather
short legs. He is of a quiet disposi
tion. The butcher desires a hog that
will dress well and yield the largest
percentage pf high-priced cuts of
meat. The breeder or feeder should
endeavor to supply these, but he must
have constitution and feeding capacity
to make his operation profitable. From
the breeder's or farmer's point of view
prolificacy and early maturity are
most desirable. Good quality is want
ed by both farmer and butcher and is
indicated by the fine, silky hair and
smooth, mellow skin. The head
should be broad and rather short;
neck short and joining the shoulder
without creases; jowl full but not
flabby; and the shoulder smooth, deep,
and well covered. The hog should
have a broad, long, straight, or slight
ly-arched back, with a deep, smooth
covering of fat. The loin should be
broad and strong and level with the
back. Hams should be long, deep,
thick, and well let down on the hock.
The body should be long and deep, the
ribs being well sprung and the sides
thick and side lines straight. Condi
tion In the fat hog is Important from
the market standpoint. It is desired
to have a thick, even covering of fat
over the entire carcass, free from wrin
kles or tires. Market demands vary,
but a pig of 175 to 300 pounds usually
will command ready sale at the best
The bacon type of hog' is less com
mon In the United States, but is
grown almost exclusively In other
countries, especially Denmark. The
bacon-type pig is lesB compact and
carries less fat than the fat-type pig.
He Is characterized by greater length
and depth, relatively, and with' longer
head and lighter ham, shoulder, and
Jowl. The side is the main point
emphasized in the bacon pig, and the
shoulder and ham should be light and
level with the side. Depth of body
with moderate width is sought, and a
smooth carcass with firm flesh is de
sired. The head is longer and the pig
stands on longer legs than the lard
type pig. The bacon pig should not
be made up of fat, but rather of firm
In studying, judging, or selecting
breeding stock of pure breeding, the
first thing to remember is breed type.
By breed type Is mtant the character
istics of the particular breed under
study. Each breed of swine has a
set standard of desirable points as to
size, conformation, form, color, and
The Poland-China is one of the ex
treme lard, or fat, type. It originated
In Ohio, and Is the most common breed
of hogs in the United States. The Po
land-China pig is black or black and
white ill color; has a short, broad
head, with slightly dished face; the
ears start strong, but break and drop
about one-third of their length. The
body Is thick, broad, and compact, and
deposits of fat are quite thick over
the entire carcass. The hams and
shoulders are heavy; the back Is
strong and broad, and Its early ma
turing qualities are remarkably good.
The Duroc-Jersey breed originated
in the United States. It is the most
prolific of the lard breeds. They are
good feeders and mature early. The
Duroc type of pig Is of the fat, or lard
type, and it is red In color. The ears
maturing qualities are rather inferior,
but it is a very prolific breed, and the
sows are good mothers.
The Hampshire Is sometimes
classed between the lard and the ba
con type, but most breeders consider
It as belonging to the lard type. The
individuals of this breed are black,
with a white belt about the body, but
there are some plain black animals.
This breed of bacon hogs Is of some
what obscure but undoubtedly Amerl-
SUNSHINE AND CLOUDS.
Once upon a time there were two
sisters, one was called Sunshine be
cause she was always laughing and
had a kind word for everyone.
The other sister was called Clouds,
because she was so cross-looking and
never had a pleasant word for any
Sunshine and Clouds lived with
their uncle, who was a miser, and
when they grew up he thought they
ate too much, so one morning he gave
each of them a pall filled with food
and told them they must go away and
earn their living.
They walked a long distance the
first day without finding work, and
when it came night they sat under a
tree to eat their supper.
"Let us eat the food from your pail
first," said Clouds, "and then wo can
throw away the pall and only have
one pall to carry."
Sunshine thought this was a good
plan, and pt her sister help herself
to all the nicest things in her pail,
and then next morning they ate from
Sunshine's pall also, and when night
The Farm Boy's Creed.
I believe that the country
which God made is more beau
tiful than the city which man
made; that life out of doors and
in touch with the earth i the
natural life of man. I believe
that work with nature is more
Inspiring than work with the
most Intricate machinery. I be
lieve that the dignity of labor
depends not on what you do but
how you do It; that opportunity
comes to a boy on the farm as
often as to the boy In the city;
that life is larger and freer and
happier on the farm than in
the town; that my success de
pends not upon my location, but
upon myself; not upon my
dreams, but upon what I actual
ly do; not upon luck, but upon
pluck. I believe in working
when ycu work, and In playing
when you play, and In giving
and demanding a square deal in
every act of life. .
can origin. It Is very prolific and of
medium size. The Bides are of mod
erate length and depth, with rather
light shoulders and hams. The qual
ity of Hampshire pork Is superior.
FORMULA FOR GRAFTING WAX
Four Parts Resin, Two Parts Beeswax
and One Part Rendered Tallow
A standard grafting wax consists of
four parts resin, two parts beeswax,
one part rendered tallow, each by
weight. Melt together slowly so as
not to boll.
Pour the melted stuff into a pall of
cold water, grease your hands and
spread the mass out under water so
It cools evenly enough to be tough but
not brittle. Remove from the water
and pull like taffy. If lumpy melt and
pull again. It ought to be fine grained
and pull without being too sticky in
the warm hand.
Make it into balls or bricks and put
away in a cool place for use. It keeps
a long time and Is good for grafting
or for dressing Injured places on trees.
The wax Is tougher If more beeswax
Is used or softer if a larger proportion
of tallow is used.
that in return for this he Intended to
make her his daughter also.
In the midst of the feast a servant
came to the king and said that a girl
had been found by the side of the cas
tle wall faint from the want of food,
and when they brought her in Sun
shine saw it was her sister Clouds.
But she did not tell the king how
selfish Clouds had been to her; she
only said: "She la my sister; we were
lost in the woods."
When Cloudf found how kind and
unselfish her sister was she became
ashamed of herself and determined to
be like her, so for the sake of Sun
shine the king adopted both of them,
and they lived at the castle with the
little princess and grew up to be good
and useful women.
BACKYARD GARDENS BY BOYS
"What Is It?" Asked One.
SELECTION OF POTATO SEED
Determining Factor In Production of
Maximum Crop of Tubers Some
Good Boed Is a determining factor in
the production of maximum crops of
Good seed may be obtained by the
tuber-unit and hill-selection methods
of selection through the elimination of
unproductive and weak plants. Those
methods are explained in Farmers'
Bulletin 533, "Good Seed PotatoeB and
How to Produce Them."
Like produces like. If tubers from
unproductive or weak plants are used,
a similar harvest will be reaped.
All tubers showing marked discolor
ation of the flesh ihould be rejected.
Purity of seed stock is an essential
quality of good seed. Serious losses
are sustained by the grower through
PREPARE GROUND FOR TREES
W , AW
Take Places of Soldiers.
Berlin has five schools where wom
en are taught the art of conducting a
street car through the crowded thor
oughfares. Each week between 300
and 400 woman conductors are gradu
ated to take the places of men called
to the front
Once again we see what the
Influence of a good woman will
do for a man. How do you think
Gabrlelle Smith will affect Rich
ard's life from this point for
(TO BE CONTINUED.
Large Yorkshire Sow.
are slightly larger and the face longer
In some strains than In others, but the
best type has ears of moderate fine
ness and with a rather short, slightly
Chester White swine, also a United
States breed, are of the lard or fat
type. They have pendent ears and
large, long bodies, and reach heavy
weights. They are good feederB and
breeders. The Chester White is one
of the most prolific of the lard breeds.
The Berkshire breed is of a medium
to lard type, having length and depth
with less width of body. They have
erect ears and strongly dished face.
This breed Is of English origin and
Is black, with white feet and a little
white in face and on tall, making "six
The large Yorkshire, a white bacon
breed of English origin, is a prolific
breed and one which attains largo
size. It is not an early maturing
breed to any marked extent, but rath
er inclined to keep on growing. They
have deep, long sides with rather nar
row backs. The ears incline to be
heavy and droop, but should be fine
and not loppy.
The Tamworth is a red hog of Eng
lish origin. They are of the extreme
bacon type; good grazers; long In
head, leg and body, but having deep,
long sides. The ears are large and
erect or leaning forward. Its early
Blasting or Dynamiting Process Is Pre
sented as Best Method of Loosen
ing Up 8urface.
In some localities there is being
considerable attention given to the
preparation of the ground for tree
planting In way of loosening up the
soil to a depth that will insure plenty
of moisture for the roots so as to
carry the tree Bafcly through the first
season, even if considerable of drought
The blasting nr dynamiting process
Is presented as the easiest, cheapest
and best method of loosening up the
surface for proper planting and for
conserving moisture for tree growth.
It will pay to remember that
it is best to plant
Large pieces, at least from
two to three ounces In weight.
Clean pieces, free from scab
Fresh pieces, not those cut
several weeks before planting
Also, to see that all pieces are
free from excessive sprouting;
that they are not too greatly
shrunken; that they are free
from frost Injury; and by all
Free from dlseaso, especially
Treat seed with formalin or
corrosive sublimate before plant
ing, and take every care of the
seed at the time of cutting.
Source of Milk Supply.
The milch goat has her place, but
the cow will always continue to be
the main source of the world's milk
came they were still without a place
to sleep, and Sunshine's pail was
CloudB sat down to eat her supper,
but she did not offer her sister any
thing to eat, and when Sunshine asked
her for something she replied: "If
you were silly enough to give away
your share do not think I am silly also.
I shall keep this for myself."
Sunshine cried herself to sleep that
night, more because of her sister's
unltindness than because she was hun
gry, and the next morning when she
awoke she found herself alone. Clouds
had gone away before she was awake.
Poor Sunshine walked all day and
asked at each door for work, but none
could she find, and she was afraid to
sleep under a tree alone, bo she
crawled between two rocks and pulled
the bushes over her to hide herself
from the onlmals that lived In the
When she awoke the moon was
shining, and she hoard voices, and
looking out from her hiding place, Bhe
saw some queer-looking little crea
tures sitting on the ground. They
wore the little brown men, and they
were talking of the king who lived in
a big castle not far away.
"I could tell him what would restore
his daughter's sight," said one, "but
what good would it do for me to go to
the castle; I am so Btnall that they
would not see me, and if they did I
do not know what would happen. No,
I am not going to take any such risk,
but I will tell you what would cure
"What Is it?" asked one.
"If the princess would get up early
in the morning and go into the woods
while the dew is still on the buBhes
and got a cupful of the dew and then
find the well of flre that is on the top
of the mountain and set the dew to
boll over It, and when it Is cool
drink it, that would cure her."
Sunshine listened, and when the
littlo brown men went away Bhe re
membered what she had heard, and
the next morning Bhe ate some berries
and started for the castle, where the
blind princess lived.
"I want to see the king," said Sun
shine, when the gate of the castle was
"What do you want with the king?"
asked the king's servant.
"That I cannot tell to you," replied
Sunshine; "but you must let me Bee
him or the little princess will always
When the servant heard that he let
Sunshine in, for everyone loved the
When Sunshine told the king the
cure she hod learned from the little
brown men he did not have much
faith, but he wished to try everything,
and so one morning the little princess
set out with Sunshine and gathered
the dew in a cup.
All day they walked, for it was a
long way to the top of the mountain,
and just as the sun was going down
they came to the well of flre.
There was a grating over the top
and on this the little blind princess
guided by Sunshine placed the cup,
and as soon as the dow boiled Sun
shine took it off to cool.
"Drink It now," she said when it
was cool enough.
The little princess drank, and in a
few minutes she said: "I see a beau
tiful bright light; what is it?"
"That is the sun setting," said Sun
shine. "You can see now, and the
world will always look bright to you,
for you will no longer be blind."
Sunshine took the little princess
back to the castle, where the king was
waiting, and when ho know that his
daughter's sight had been restored he
lill a f,-nnt and told everyone how
I Sunshine had cured the princess, and
Government Specialist Says Children
Are Able to Carry on Larger
Projects Than Expected.
"Boys and girls are able to carry on
much larger garden projects than we
formerly believed," says Dr. C D.
Jarvis, the government specialist in
"There is no trouble in stirring up
Interest in growing things where chil
dren are concerned," he adds, "and
many little gardeners have utilized
every Inch, otherwise unproductive
enough, of their back yards. Often,
however, there is a shortage of pen
nies wherewith to buy seeds; and to
supply these gratuitously, and still to
teach children the value of money and
give them business experience, is a
delicate problem. Most of the chil
dren, It wbb found, preferred to raise
4 VUf i
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Boys Living Near Chicago at Work In
vegetables; but where they had in
dulged themselves In a modest flower
bed they had almost all shown a sur
prising sense of proportion and color."
Not Her Fault.
A little girl about six years old was
visiting friends and during the course
of the conversation one of them re
marked: "I hoar you have a hew little sis
ter?" "Yes," answered the little girl; "Just
two weeks old."
"Did you want it to be a little girl?"
asked the friend.
"No, I wanted it to be a boy," she
replied: "but it came while I was at
school." New York Globe.
On moving late into a new neighbor
hood the small boy of the family was
cautioned not to fight with his new ac
quaintances. One day Tommy came
home with a black eye and badly be
spattered with mud.
"Why, Tommy," said his mother,
"didn't I tell you not to fight until you
had counted one hundred?"
"Yes'm," sniffed Tommy, "and look
what Willie Smith did while I was
counting." Ladies Home Journal.
Abbreviation of Don't
Teacher Now, Clarence, can you
tell me what "can't" is the abbrevia
Clarence It's the abrevlation of
Teacher That's right. Now, Edgar,
what Is "don't" the abrevlation of?
Mamma Was a Palmist.
Little Fred My mamma can tell
things by looking at people's hands.
Visitor Indeed! Is she a palmist?
Little Fred I don't know; but every
time she looks at my hands she tells
me to go and wash 'em.
Pretty Wrong Side Out.
"Mamma," aald little Laura one
night as she looked at the star
studded sky, "what a beautiful place
heaven must be when it's so protty
wrong side out!"