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up his coat collar, startedon a
breakneck: pace: "
"Hello!" suddenly exclaimed
Staggers with a start-and'a state;
"Why, that's mysuit r '
Tt certainly was Bob Ainslee.
The exftramp did not feel well
enough acquainted ' to call after
him. In 'feverish haste; however,
he started in pursuit
"I've- got to catch him;"
breathed the arderit pursuer. ''It's
beginning to rain harder. Say,
he'll -spoil my suit How careless
some people are!" '
" Bob was aiming for a trolley
line three blocks away. He Jiad
been 'a crack sprinter at college.
Staggersy had to run to even
match Iris gate Thp tranip.,was
big-eyed with anxiety ptfntmg
like a porpoise now, and "perspir
"The rain will shrink it!"" he
gasped. "If the colors should.nin,
it's ruined?" '
About to hail 'Mr. Ainslee, the
tramp broke into his best run in
stead. Passing a dark alley Bob
was halted by three footciaHs.
"Hands up, boss;" Ordered the
Biff ! bang 'Police !" thus
Staggers, his umbrella swinging
like a flail, his voice hrayirig out
lft a hoarse war whdop. At the
comer a policeman appeared. Thi
baffled hold-Up men darted back
unto the alley. Bob Ainslee
picked up his watch wfrere ft had
fallen when Staggers struck" up
the pilfering arm of thefocaU.
"Why, my man! You arrived
in the nick of time, didn't you?''
fcarled jolly Bola,
"Yes, -sjr. Umbrella, please,
sir; you're getting wet"
'Qh, never mind that" "
'"'But its itfs my suit!" 'ex
plained "Staggers 'desperately.
JEh? ha! why, it's my wife's
prptege, X dfeclare! Hpwrcame
you here?" - r
' Staggers explained. The po-Ijrcemanwas-advised
of what had
happened. Mr. Ainslee consented
to get under the umbrella but re
turned it with a dollar to his res
cuer When he reached his car.
"See here, Staggers,'" he safd5in
a', friendly Avay, "you "call at my
house tomorfow. There will be
somethfng waiting there for you."
Mrs. Ainslee beamed with de
light as her husband walked into
the 'House half ah b.our earlier
than she expected. ' '
"ou can pack up this suit" fo'r,
that Active pVotege of yoursto;
morrow Eaura," announced Bdb.
'Then he told her. There were
thrills as Bob depicted the great
rough footpads, and throbs of de
lig'ht as he related how her kind
ness to the tramp had prevented
a robbery, tpossibry worse.
And that was how old Staggers
won his wedding -suit.
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a . Clean the Kettle.'
When copper kettles become
dull and blackJooking try clean
ing" th,em this way: -Cut -a lemon
nV-fialfi. dip in salt and rub it all
over tlie surface of the. kettle.
Afterward wash well in warm
water to prevent the acid eating
into the metal. Polish with dry,
powdered bath brick.
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