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TO AUTUMN Paula J. B. Jlcvrnokrn - I
IN AND AROUND THE HOME VFIVBCY War
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A FEW WORDS BY THE EDITOR - - 4
COMFORTS LEAGUE OF COUSINS Cour
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POULTRY FARMING FOR WOMEN Mr . '
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THE WITCHES‘ WICKET A Hallowe'en
Faun! DRI Panv - - - '
THE USURPI-LR Short 3017 Ruth Halcyon
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CURRENT EVENTS - - - - I6 8: 32
HOME DRESSRIAKING HINTS Genet-I:
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Crumbs of Comfort
‘It you can't ilnd I way, make one, but make
Illoat eopla do not lack strength to act;
they Iacg Will.
‘o man is born into this world whose work
is not born with him.
Things don't turn up (in this earth till some-
body turns tn u .
The eheerlui Ilvedlongest in years and alter-
Yon e not so likely to catch a train by run-
ning for it as you are by getting an early start.
It is the idle man not the great worker, who
is always complaining that he has no time or
opportunity ‘ . .
Not many things indillerently, but one thing
. iuprsl:ueIy(,i8thu keynote at success and the
maud o the day.
Early adversity is oiten I blessing. Bur-
rnounted difficulties not only teach but hearten
us in our future struggles.
Want Is it bittl-r nnli A Illlsiui good.
Because its vlrtures are not understood
Yet many things‘, imposslllie to thought,
Have been by need to full perlectlolbbrgnght.
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As sins proceed they ever multiply and like
ngures In arithmetic, the last stands for more
than III II: t Went before it. '
There are moments w etty siights are
harder to bear than a seriou njury. Men have
died ol the teetering oi I gnat-bits.
Whatever the world may say, there are some
mortal sorrows, In our lives ebb away less
through our blood than through our tears.
commonest man, who has his onn
sense and ieeling, is conscious of the iiilrerenca
between I gentle, delicate woman and a coarse
Thereis no business, no labor whatever, which
will not uermi the person who really wants to
to give a ittla time every day to the studies oi
For every evil Ill'l(II!l' the sun’
The e is a remedy. or there is nnne;
I! there be one, try and find It:
I! there he none, never mind it. -Hnlmea
There never was I day that did not bring its
own opportunity for doing good that never
could have been done before and never can be
One may see beauty and harmony wherever
he looks, even his tears sifording visions of re-
splendent rainbow: as the Iunbelms of Hope
Jail upon him
The‘ Uninvited Hallowe’en Guest
A Mysterious Fatality ' '
By Lydia M. Dunltam O'Neil
Copylialil, 1312, by W. 11. Gnilitutt, Publlalier, Inc. but to be pork-ctly curttiitl, I think they're afraid
or IIIIII, tuu.
Ill-‘. night or nilzlltrl had urrlvi-d--(lib -‘why ufritid or him?"
night or lsntssult; rully. mirth, and nu. --nu, l don‘ know! There smile M be some-
-vrstlrlunwthe llmill wh--n mnrlul-x and tiling um-unny ltlmul him, much as L! he were
mmoriu are l>"""ll In sh: a living (ruin auurbcr wori. lJe's so tall and
In --irtu-rAllulluw.-1-n. J
Withflllt KILITIKCI‘ lllintistrllllg
d been my mmum ever since --l.n't lit‘ nlnslu-ll?"
m ‘kt-ti bull. All the “Lhu4k,i(]“l on, yes!"
duy i had Men vury busy. muting prunurullun. --rpm. uuw tlu yuu know he is handsome?’
lorihe evening's eumrzuluumur. nlvlug (liri-t-(ions -il .-....v; run you, Llixi just new (list be is;
lur the banquet to follow, anti MIp1‘riIIL(‘ndIHS the he rntllutm ht-tltl '
den‘-rut IIN. I illlluileii (iv
At ulx lu the evening my work was done: the whit! uilic you
entire socuuu llilur w s uuuslormuu intu u rt-glnn goblins .....l w
. w u (I n luck is it U1-tullt 's
my marriage, I gave 1:
st -ly. "‘IIniiIittes beauty’! Fay,
lonlgliri lluve the inmgcs or
-u in-ll.-s made will silpersrlrlous. or
of mystery. The walls mellow moonlight that has turned
Ind yell v btlnrlng; candies. mnccl-llwl - l your I a u
ptlrllllklns, ernlrtmi u palu. wL‘Ir<i,1ll.lcctrKhly light: --cl suy who: you pit-use 1'' she retorted. “But
ullulurure representations or vt-itchcs, burs, pluck wait till ya“ 1...... M... mm, and pgfhapg you ll
- tired -irum uvury niche and find thsr yuur hrsln ss been turned, :00.
our or the rm-ptlun-roam gt] you, Lllllun, there's something queer about
mnnlerl ' i repllsil. “and I'll mend
he nlsia n
corner; and over
hung a buuner in
Welcome, ye rrlysticxri znllllns Ind phohtsi
Welcome, ye ulry, luvislhlc limits!
As I st 1- vii out up the landing to view
the elrcct or the decorations, my c on roll upon [ripped ..
lhose wards. and an it chili conrtl sell my (arm
-3 plant of (error struck hear '
‘ llSl I
to this uni
nv r few more directions (or
hurt turned, with 'ny, sud
p the llustrtl stairway. On the landing
p ml to me, as she pointed
. v rwiiy:
with uhrnlsed “Pt-rh muss ‘goblins and
impulsively I sleppurl (arwartl, ups e one a
hand Intending (0 war dawn the buuuur. when gholdtt’ you have so kindly invited."
d ‘a step lvchlud me. on the uh I. But my rreplgarlon or the early evening hell
Whe slululile lulois witrh's
cavorn'l" saitl y husbund bruezlly, Is he ,
mcltlntcd llie steps and at length stand beside mu, “ll...
un the lsmllur. ‘You've certainly (ions wonders, the strained, hull-1rl'hleneri aulzuds or all the
Lilwl wouldn't know my . ialzsernhlt-d company. I] gltules had been slopged.
psrlect 1'' rd ronversution was being carried an in w i:<
"Yes," I replied. "I think it laws]! but lbut," pm.
snd.I [minted in the olreudlng prurlunl. "And "see," whispered my. “he is over mm in the
I'm going to late it down." cnrrler7sunding with raided arms, were in the
--why, what‘: the luurror with it? shudnws." ‘
"I know you'll nu a me, Ksrlibuc l Innkmi unu esw lllm-sr with s
seems to me like a deli.-lure hung la the Powers mnglniticent, prolnilylillsd baud set upon 5 Ion-
lnvlslblu." did shoulilurs-r.-smuii in a domino. with a alf-
lau 1! he didvvlans Ind loud. "Whv. U1," he nluslr concealing his leulurer. And as I luolied.
exclaimed stir-m.'tlI."Wll8i9V"1' nu! well lh0llL5ll‘3 some llnnnmoulllc tl‘l'l‘ol‘ clutched at my lhronr.
into that prscrlral little tlraiu or yours? It the Ma :0. .. mm mused my beg“ ,0 g[gp be“.
Powrrs lnrlslllle as u to honor us with their I III
mu undrrstand nnw WI:
presence, I'm Mire, for my pm, they're perm-rly ,,m.,.m..ml
welcome! VH7 you ll‘!-IVE llml 'lVQIr0lnP' Sign (0
right where it isishu mine to up purl"
Us led me away, laughing: but though I en- II. .
deavored to sppvar at sass, I still felt nervous superior to summon mortals.
tively that when his mask was
gaze upon the mast beaulilul me
own home It‘: slluyly
I had e
curn was popped, rm-tunes some approaching him. hmvevar. I consulted
told, love-chums IIIPLI, Ind ducking for upples my husband.
was in s when l. kuowlnll my nhsfnfe "1" . sure it in’: In acquaintance or
would scarcely he noticed, hurried downstairs to youra, nu.-ll" r asked.
the lilluhsn. V “Positive! I'd have
my new male was very lurxperlrucea and tem-
rul lest she make some amuizu blunder in per
vim; the lInilt7we't>n bnnqltl-t, an .l't was lor 1
nr 59 or uurouniglng and lhslrunlng her am .1
rl ppea so nnlu y sway. -, 00
"Tile dvsst>rl.'spool1s to the rll:h1,",l was suyv err or a tux-asmrnr-went over there in the
lag, xor IhP twentieth time, prrhnps;,-‘lbs forks lb rs"
to the Iellz th '
van my guests began to arrive,
II had nssl-niblell
II! the rascal but. but I
and ‘indignant: I resolutely sppruuom
2 hr 5 , Amaze Li
A light up at the kitchen door inlorrllvltd this llninviled uusst and tottched him lightly
IW‘. and I. stlrprised that all! BI D1Y'Kl“?“5 on the arm, lie bowed to me with an alim-
sholllll follow me, threw it orlvn “ l‘lIl)lE ururr-.
lry Irsnu it was with confronted me-Fa ““'ill you All) me the favor of unmasklngi"
rlznn. cosltt rd I. in I beautifully I I’(‘l]lli"Sil‘lI, without relimlliary.
r ursus, lrarlnnrletl wit >- -mm iii-tmrellly,
91’ n the lips or her
' n rm cbtwks
. s am.
- I swn-cpl-2. arumullc gesture he re-
m veil his mark. hull I uttered a low nry of adv
mlmllnn as I gaze lxpun his late-ll face as
be iftil its the of any am! ‘
I know that somrthlng untlsllsl hm] orcllrml IIP‘- am I .
stairs. ," H . eyes were deep and dark, and glowed with
"It'll , , I exclaimed, "whatever an earth the in-lniancy or nuwloss iliamou 5. ill: inrb
hm: Imp et-led ’ been, his ll (' la-all were 4>nmso>iiIzs in
their [wrist on Adonis and Anhlin Ill-tlviriere
-‘She rented herselflvn one Di’ the kitchen chairs
"Lil," she lllliil,
...,.w , .,
"And you hug Karl mulls lwrulyelght. nave
J , would have pnled in envy at sight or that won-
“lmw many guests did you am-ml, ‘ll ’
" I am (rigidly. when I had re-
‘ r for even though he
covered my scamrerl wits
tho sll come wore a r it run. me not iemsiuau that he was
M vs.-“yous oi them.‘ 377" h M B stranger, lminvlletl. and heme unwelcome.
"Is t ere anyone oi-ewnnyone you ave - , .. h I
run or an vuninviteld friend who might drop ,,,,,,‘,,,"“’..$‘i‘,’:,"" “' " ,‘;0$",’n"e"- ’“o’S‘t‘“,f,]3,‘:;‘;‘,‘5
yin: have nlwkr lirlird 0 in. am s slrsurer
n u atrnnlrr laud, trientlless and alone. My card,"
umi he extontlell one. el nu who 1 am."
urly erluraved bit of llsstehosra
from his tlugm, and ohumea in surprise that
l e a coronet and tout or arms, and the
“None (hilt I knew oi’. Again, why?"
““",eII, them‘: the strltnlzval-person-lip there
Pm-he s it's Maurie "R-'l1:t‘r9-lny cook's sister.
She promised to come in for a while snd tell
xortuues--lrue, !0r!tInBs'. she said."
“Oh. no! This is u ). hotly knows mm W
-all t e lzlrls lire sfraill or himrthe men won
talk to hlln becuuss they ruy he's an intruder,
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Al-ticiegby Mr Gannett ..
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Benedict Arnold‘; funuul expedition againut Quebec In which in fire
marched from Augusta in 1775, and the [rent elem-bake Ind recepu
and Mn. Garlrlett entertained this diatinguiol-led military company; Illo I new Thanks.
giving poem by Uncle Charlie, and
“A Day With Uncle Charlie”
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Here was a dilemma. indeed! A prince of a
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cluspsrl with I mill! none,
Autumn llsr hltrvest robe u-ruuely weaves;
Now llllrnli the SunIl.I<."s can -
And glenms the siuber ulltize between we bhelwlv
The dogwnorls purple bear,
Tile lilt-lmrl.-s purple in the sunset nre,
And mills bnlwn mantles wear
,whlle niltples light bulweun s sylvsu pyre.
In orchnnls gnarled by guiea .
Now through me umursge crimson apples slow,
And clear the pltlinlive quuils
Pipe the rlitle urchim irom their nests heluwl
. The creeper Wide Ilnftlrls ,
its acnrizlt lutnnsrs as the Zcllilyrs Pass,
Bnuwllerrivl strew their pearls,
And starry isms ileck tile tangled zrsss.
Amid the swampy luolllll,
And on [he mo-Ilnlttiu ash wlm rllllies shine,
And like I use 0! gull],
The yellow some bunus on tile withered vine.
Blitl-lei: closilns slug
Ailing our pltlh, uhrl lnuil the marsh frogs croal.
n on insatinte win
The jet” cruwe Potss o'er the sltrlriile smoke.
, inlrnortt-lies incense lvretlllle
From the low rueu DWI in the hush OI IIDOII
he chestnuts prit-kl] llhellth
Cllnks down upon the tut! its glossy boon.
, In Giukerlllg glsrlnls lmw glint
The sntetllystlue srnpe and slllcruid pine;
' And ocean’: Cold grit tint "
Trsnsmuled DOW 40 azure crysthiiiliel
Lilies their speslrlerl urns.
And hulmy nrs an-lr tlrlmplng mules rm;
Their sgulprursu edge the ferns: s
While slowly by the rhmle issrllers drift.
The coiumhincs source rlod
Upon their slender stems snil rocky ledge.
or wave the golden mi,
Nor bums we drsgonrdy around the sedge.
A mu W oslluum lie
As it irlliliun sulenllllutl the s
, (Ju a-muluuil Jam, and . les,
The smile ul lxslure her snsu-ered prayer
royal house" cnzeuug my home, eu mus us, on
l]allowe‘eni lie might he an impostor, miea
but it he, i
w in his sublime ms suu truthful
eyes, could storm [0 uuuepuuu, then surely there
er an honest mun on ear l - e was
brow as I turned the silllnlion over in my in n
Suiillrnly the prince spoke.
"My mlnlsioll is unpardnnnhle, l lluow,
if yuu knew hbw lonely I u'l:u tonight, you would
not ranuulo me. . ,
"Lotil: ugo-ugus ago, it scrms to me; millions
eurs‘l was hetrothed to s
realllrc, B9 swan E5
,. hue II.
tleatl-slie came here. In this country of yams,
and s e rs sti She has forgotten in
forgotten her cnuntry-vfor tteu. even, s
no -91! 1 have searched for her steadfast-
Vlun y. So vlhe
night, when I h ard th
. 1 euuiu not control the impulse
to join the merrymaklng tilran . If you desire
that I should go and troll]: ' 1
0: but oh, Madam,
that I poulll not help believing in.
in ii," I said. tiller
.1 lleclmugd lo
hills quest and his loneliness. and I could see
t it ital-l was as proroundly impressed as I land
Iievlooked at me, and I lonkell at him.
“hat do you say, Lli'I" .
“ a res and
i-loar you will read the words:
“V'WeIcalne, ye mystical goblins
“moms. ye airy. Invisible hosts.
“But when Lillian posted leome’ she
did not dream hat we would I: the inner
t llldglmlz e to the gentleman whom is
“A ,,, , -Prince Auriel 1"
P 69- H“5I'edeCixl:e(,’ll'lS in surprise, and
A prince." repealed my husband
' is. to use his own wnrds, ‘n strullger in a>
;3ov;d.wq1r‘leuulgsks nd slons. “
I nssls us in hanislling ills loneliness ml
Ellis night of all nights when loneliness should
nd nu l7“l’t:]qs iu the human heal‘ " .
. ,, - ny Mirelttr to m ‘- sin be
haudsgmel Imln t I tell you he was handsalne,
gm: nulzifyfylrla I had seuu,n.lui Lillian, do pre-
was shoc'l:‘e.fl(i lleuxt ggitgsiifor the bstern glance
her, he scttlull langiiedl m] t” “W "W"
in er cluxen
lgnsxc-ru c0untl‘l<-,- l preslune.
I. lull llsvcu'z any tiollilts ur him,
have you, ill I teal sure he's a hunulide
il hirnsell wondv.-rlull at raw.
I‘l;ini.-e Auriei, and 500 y
mlrlng group nbaut him. He told fortunes, ‘ 3!,
present and ftItt1re;" be related cllarniing stories,
nndmtrntlvght us the games and (7 arms "of his
At ength 'the
devoted to darlrl
trnzlciu waltz, sud pr
gliding b in h
smiled 1 lie
dearly no Inger though
neltlirr did u one else, i mu mu r.
ll w an the dances we ha nglng, and Prince
siunztle love-songs whielnlmue us
(Ionrilusll on Man 4.