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GOOD FOR MARY ANN!
Poor Mary Ann was positively tired of it. rrwu
morning till night her mistress bullied her, accusing
her of- wilful extravagance and other domestic
crimes. For weeks Mary Ann bore the. accusation
heroically, but the breaking-point came eventually,
when she didn't care a hang what happened. In
this spirit she approached her mistress, and solemn
ly reported that 'the coal-cellar was bare.
"Jurtlike you," nagged the mistress. "I don't
knov- what you do with the coals. You must eat
then." , .
An hour later Mary Ann had -to make it known in
the land that there were no more candles in the
store. . ,
"Candles gone," snapped the old lady irritably.
"Why, I bought half a pound less than a month
ago!" " -
"Yes, ma'am," rejoined the maid-of -all-work,
tartly, "but I ate them so that I could swallow the
coal more easily."
"MADE HIM CAUTIOyS
A story Is going the rounds about an American
gentleman who put up at one of the big London
hotels without first taking the precaution-of asking
the price of his rooms, meals, and so on. When he
got his bill hewas staggered at the size of it, but, he
was a very wealthy man and paid it without com
ment., As he was about to leave, however, he asked
for the manager, and when that gentleman- came
' "Have you any penny stamps?.''
"Yes,". replied the manager, a little surprisedat
such a request being madcto him. ''How many 'do
you want, sir?"
"It depends," was the reply, "on how much you
charge for them here."
HIS BEST WORK
The young novelist had had a hard time of it,
and so had his dear wife. She held his talents iiU
poor esteem, and often urged him to try something
else,- for she was sometimes hungry and all the time
Ill-clad. ' V
But dne day his -luck changed. Ha began to
make money. And there came a day when he was
able to write his check for twenty dollars and pass
it to his wife. Her eyes filled with tears as she read it
"Willibrand, darling," she said, as she hastened
around the table and put her arms about his .neck,
"I'll take back all the mean things J ever said about
your work. This is the best thing yca ever wot