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The SANDMAN STORY
WITCH TEG’S SON
Y AC °. the son of old Witch Teg,
"•ho lived on the mountain side,
wanted to be rich. He did not want to
live in n cave with his Witch Mother,
though she did everything within the
power of her magic arm to make him
It was not, however, In the power
of Witch Teg to give gold to her son,
or to any one else.
Stones she could change into ani
mals or mountains into rocks and
trees, and it was whispered she had
changed more than one into the shape
of a wild animal.
So when her son asked for gold that
he might become rich and live in a
‘Soon I’ll Be a Rich Man, Mother,”
palace Witch Teg knew she could not
grant his wish.
There was one thing she could do,
and that was to help him get money,
and this she did by changing the big
rocks around her mountain cave into
fat pigs which Yaco drove to the mar
ket and sold for gold.
Soon the gold began to pile up in
the corner of the cave, for Yaco's pigs
were the finest in the market and
brought the highest prices.
“Soon I will be a rich man, mother,”
said Yaco one day, “and I shall live in
a palace, and when you see me riding
in my coach with four prancing horses
you will be proud of your son.”
Witch Teg listened with downcast
eyes, for she began to understand that
this selfish son had no thought of her,
hut would leave her as soon as he was
rich enough to satisfy his greed.
If Yacq had seen his mother's eyes
his answer to her question would per
haps have been more guarded, but he
didn't, and so when Witch Teg asked,
“And how shall I be able to see so
tine a person as you will be when you
drive out in such style? You cannot
drive up the side of the mountain.”
“Oh, you can sit at the foot of the
mountain some day and I will drive
past,” replied the ungrateful Yaco.
“You will not expect me to notice you,
of course, for I could not have a witch
for my mother, you know, and live in
"No, no,” answered the witch, “that
would never do.” But she did not in
tend that her selfish son should leave
her to live in a cave while he rode
about in a beautiful coach ashamed to
own her for his mother.
One morning when Yaco started for
market the pigs he drove before him
were the plumpest and finest he had
ever driven down the mountain and
Yaco thought of the gold he would
bring back to add to his store.
Yaco did not know that his mother,
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ii Reflections of a Bachelor Girl Ii
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i| Bt] HELEN ROWLAND . <;
THE same woman may be a goddess
to a boy, a temptation to a mar
ried man and a menace to a bachelor.
No man is ripe for matrimony until
his heart has been broken at least
once; and the first girl who threw him
over is an angel in disguise.
Every man believes that woman's
“sphere” is marriage; but that a girl
should never, never think about it, ex
cept in the beautiful abstract, until
some man mentions it to her.
True love says, “Love me—-or I suf
fer!” Infatuation says, “Love me—or
I’ll make YOU suffer!”
Youth's idea of “success” consists in
covering the course (of life) with the
fewest possible strokes (of effort).
Forty-five is the magic age at which
a man has just begun to LIVE —when
lie still retains all his teeth, some of
his hair, the outlines of his youthful
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In tlie midst of lif-* we are in death,
but it is often possible to postpone the
before the sun was up and while the
mountain was yet misty in the early
morning, had gone part way down the
mountain and, stretching out her bony
arms and hands, had caused water to
run over the rocks and form a brook.
If he had he would not have guessed
the reason, but his witch mother was
making sure her son could not Leave
her. She knew that all charms are
broken when the one upon whom the
spell is cast steps into running water.
Yaco she had formed from an ugly
black rock that stood by her doorway,
and now she would let him take his
Slowly down the mountainside Witch
Teg watched her son driving Ids pigs.
For a minute Yaco stopped when he
saw the water. Then, seeing it was
not deep, he drove the pigs in. Be
fore his astonished eyes they resumed
their former shape—a heap of stones.
Yaco stepped in to touch the stones
and Instantly he became one of them,
only big, black and ugly—just the
shape he had been when Witch Teg
changed him into the son of a witch.
The village folks at the foot of the
mountain point out the black rock
and call It the Witch’s Son because it
is shaped like the head of a man, but
they do not know that once it was
Y T aco, the son of Witch Teg, who was
ashamed of his witch mother.
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4 Wkats in a Name?”
FACTS about »our name; it’s Kistorp;
MILDRED meaning; whence it vJas derived; signifi-
MARSHALL C ance; your lucky! day? and lucky? jewel
ELLA is an elfin name. Its source
lies in Fairyland, where the elves,
or white spirits, were supposed to be
gifted shadowy beings given to influ
encing strangely the lives of mortals.
Ella means “elf’s friend.”
The elf king was called Elberich.
His fairy kindred and their popularity
in England and Ireland, established
the use of elf names early in history.
Everyone remembers Aelfgifu, the un
fortunate Eigiva, whose beauty was
like the fairy gift which her name sig
(© by McClure Newspaper Syndicate.)
figure, and most of Ills really worth
while illusions, but has shed most of
his egoism, hi 3 cynicism, his foolish
dreams, and all his Impossible expec
tations of life.
In China, a wife can be divorced in
half a minute —for talking too much.
Oh, Reno, where is thy sting!
Somehow, a girl in breeches only
seems to look more girly!
(Copyright by Helen Rowland.)
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| Superstitions j
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CABBAGES AND LOVE
TN MANY parts of the country a girl
who is becoming anxious about her
prospects of matrimony goes out to a
neighbor’s cabbage patcli at night,
steals a cabbage and places it over the
house door. The man upon whom the
cabbage falls when the door is opened
is the man she is destined to marry.
It is held by most authorities that
this charm can only be worked with
success upon Allhallowe’en and that
the girl should go through a graveyard
on her way to steal the cabbage. In
some sections it is believed that some-
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On October 26, 1914, the wonderful
little Jackie first saw the light of day
—in the city of Los Angeles. Jackie's
father was prominent in musical life.
Jackie's first appearance on the & ge
was at the age of two, in a New York
theater, where his dad was playing.
At four Jackie was taken under the
wing of Charles Chaplin. Jackie is
loved the world over, as the star of
nifies, and brought ruin upon herself
and her husband.
Aelfwine (elf darling), daughter of
the earl of Southampton, was Knut’s
first wife. A bishop of Lichfield was
called Aelfwine, but he preferred to
be addressed as Aelia. This is the
first appearance of Ella, and it seems
curious that it should have been of a
Aelia, as it was then spelled, named
the sponsor for the execution of Rag
nar Lodbrog, and it was Aelle of
Deira whose name caused Gregory
the Great to say that “Alleluja” should
be sung in those regions.
Ella is much used in this country,
but her significance is so little known,
that her popularity must be attributed
to harmony of sound.
The opal is Ella’s talismanie gem,
but the fairy, which popular supersti
tion declares is imprisoned within the
stone, must be a good fairy, for Elia
is promised many friends, success and
much happiness. Friday is her lucky
day and 2 her lucky number.
(© by Wheeler Syndicate, Inc.)
| A LINE O’ CHEER |
4* By John Kendrick Bangs. 4
$ CITY FLOWERS 4
'-pHERE may be flowers in the £
£ ]_ fields, 1
4. But sometimes on the city X
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£ Amid the surge of weedy yields £
A rare bloom I chance to £
meet — .3,
Some flower of childhood on the 4
2 Os pain, with eyes like violets, J
£ Whose laughter eases the dark 2
4 day X
4 Os all Its trials and regrets; *
£ Some flower of womanhood that £
£ goes 2
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2 'With beauty veils the sorrow T
£ there. 2
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When science lias made all the wom
en ravishingly beautiful who will darn
a homely man’s socks? —Chicago News.
thing of the physical characteristics of
the girl’s future husband can be di
vined by the shape and size of the
cabbage stolen. In no case cau she
select the cabbage but must take the
first that comes to hand —some say
pull it with tier, eyes shut.
In Scotland the same superstition
is a common Hallowe'en custom, han
ded down from time immemoral. and
was glorified in poetry by Robert
Burns. Only in Scotland they do uot
put the whole cabbage but only the
stalk over the door and say that the
amount of earth clinging to the cab
bage root indicates the size of the for
tune the girl's husband will have. This
superstition is Inherited from our bar
barous ancestors of northern Europe
to whom cabbage and kale were nearly
what onions and garlic were to the
Egyptians. Egyptians even deified the
onion and if the Teuton and the Celt
did not exactly deify the cabbage they
held if in high respect as possessing
many mystic qualities and gave it a
place only a little lower than the grain
god. Most appropriate vegetable to
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