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7 Young Julius. Jones loved Susan
Slade, and oft, in dulcet tones, he
.vainly had besought the maid to take
-the name of Jones.
"Hadst thou great riches, then be
rsure it would be all right," said she;
ray tmnk no more of me:
Poor Jones was sad. "His coat was.
bad; his: salary was worse; but hope
rsuggested; "Jones, my lad, just try
our power or verse.
He sat down and wrote in rhyme
how she was in her spring, and he in
summer's gglden prime-r-and all that
sort of thing. The poem praised her
hair and eyes, her hps with honey
laden. He wound it up-r-up in' the
es and sent it to the maiden.
I' She read it over, kept it clean, put
-on her, finest raiment, and took it to
a magazine and got two dollars' jpay
ment Answers. - " ,
THE. REPLY POLITE
It was cold and foggy, but tl"3
Manuscript Editor of a country "news
paper paused fully three seconds to
mop the beads of moisture (from his
"What's the matter, old chap?"
asked the other occunaats vof the
,room, glad of an. excuse to pause
irom tneir gnna..
"Mattef !" ground out the M. E., as
he waved a sheet Of violet-tinted pa
per in the air. "Here's, a note en
closed with five manuscripts, each
one more hopeless than thejast. Lis
ten! 'Dear Sir I enclose five more
stories, and should be glad to .hear
of your decision as soon as possible,
as I have- other irons-in the fire.
Helena Meadows.' "
The reader gave another groan as
he finished, then chuckled, with fiend-
ishglee. Violently he seized the near-'
est penholder. Violently..he filled the
nib with the blackest ink: And mo:t
violently of all he wrote: x
"Dear Madam I have read all your
stories, and after giving them the
most careful consideration, I. must
most respectfully advise you to put
them with the other irons."
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"Yes," said George, "no matter
how things go, the poor always come
"Of course," replied Frederic. "The
kings 'of our railways think nothirn;
when a poor man's horse is run over.''
"Quite "so," remarked G.; "and the
poor fellow who owns a horse cheer
fully runs down a chap on "a bicycle
if he gets the chance."
"Naturally," chipped in F.; "and
the bicycle rider butts over the fel
low who hasto walk."
"That's. it that's it! And the man
who walks stumbles against the crip
ple on crutches."
'Yes, indeed; and the cripple jams
his cruth down on someone else's
corns.. Oh, it is a said and weary