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give her. Mamma build him new
house. Don't cry, dear.
The new house was built and the
"I bought the hat "v
"There's Mrs. Campbell on the
other side of the street She has the
worst child, Jane. Positively, if Don
ald were like her Willie, I would go
crazy. Why, it's a perfect nuisance
to visit her. The youngster bothers
her all the time."
"Mamma, can I -have some
"Why, Donald, you just had some
bread and honey. You can't be hun
"But I want some candy. Have
you any candy, Jane?"
"No, I haven't any candy," I ex
"Don't you like little boys?"
"Why, of course, dear."
"Why didn't you bring me soe
"Isn't that cute, Jane. He thinks
you don't like him because you didn't
bring him candy. Mother buy Don
ald some candy when she goes to the
store. Jane hasn't any little boys."
"Ain't you got any husband,
"No," a little less patiently.
"Why ain't you got a husband?
Mamma has one, he's my papa."
"Do you wish you had a husband?"
"Aren't children cute, Jane.
Imagine him thinking that out all by
himself. No, dear, Jane hasn't any
husband. Jane is an old maid."
"What's an old maid, mamma?"
"That's what Jane is, dear."
"Is that why she hasn't any little
"If she had a husband, would she
have a little boy?"
"I must be going," -I said, hastily.
"He will be asking how old I am
'Tm so glad you called, dear. I
certainly enjoyed your visit Come
"Will you bring me some candy
. But I was already out of the door
and on my way down the steps.
While fried onions are considered
a toothsome dish by many, they are
not particularly healthful; but broil
ed onions, served with beefsteak or
calf's liver, are enjoyed by every one
who eats them at all. For this pur
pose the Bermudas or Spanish are
best: Cut them in slices and, after
rubbing the broiler with a little olive
oil, lay each slice carefully on the
broiler and cook under a slow flame,
if, as most housekeepers do nowa
days, you use gas.
When browned on one side turn
over and repeat the process. Serve
immediately with a melted butter
sauce, in which there is a little chop
This dish can also be garnished
with parsley; and a steak with a row
of white onion slices around and bits
of the green between makes a dish
that is pleasant to the eye, if not
fragrant to every one's nostrils.
It was Charles Dickens who said:
"Cheerfulness and content are great
beautifiers and are famous preservers
of youthful looks." And it was Henryv
Van Dyke who satid: "A cheerful
comrade is better than a waterproof'
coat and a foot warmer."
A farmer, in conversation with a
tourist, remarked that his father,
who was ninety years old, was still,
living and working on the farm
where he was born. "Ninety years
old, eh?" "Yes, father is close toJ
ninety." "Is his health good?"
" 'Taint much now. He'sbeen com
plainin' for a few months back."'
"What's the matter with him?" "IJ
dunno; sometimes I think farmin'.
don't agree with him!"
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