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"George," said the beautiful girl,
as she nestled close to him, "the
last time you called you proposed."
"I did, sweet one."
"And I accepted you."
"You did, love."
"I presume, George," she went on,
in her most fascinating manner,
"that you look upon me merely as a
'foolish, thoughtless girl, but but "
"How can. you. think so, pet?" he
"But,"" she went on, in a more
business-like way,. "I have something
of the business instinct of the new
.woman in me, and and I shall
-have to ask you to repeat the pro
jjosal again tonight. The last time
you, called it was Sunday and con
tracts made on that day, I learn,
are not legally binding."
- Eastern papers are reaching Cali
fornia dripping with sweat or else it's
J"thaw of thatearly June freeze-up.
WANTED TO BE REALISTIC
She could not see his face as lie
knelt and asked hex. to be his. She
was glad of that, for she did not
wish to know how much suffering
her refusal had caused him.
She told him as gently as she
could that their lives could not be
linked together; that, although she
admired him and esteemed him, she
felt that it would risking his future
as well as her own to consent to a
union where she was sure no affinity
existed. It was a touching speech
and she threw so much heart into it
that she did not observe that he was
taking notes in shorthand. When
she had concluded he arose and put
1 his notebook in his pocket. Extend
ing urn nana, tie reumriteu. geuiaiiy:
"I'm ever and ever so much obliged
"You said it so nicely and I'm un
der a thousand obligations. I'm writ
ing a novel and I have a scene in
which a girl refuses to marry a man.
I was anxious to avoid a stereotyped
style of depicting such incidents and
make it realistic You're the seventh
girl I have proposed to and every one
of the others- accepted me. If you
had said 'Yes' I think I'd have been
Two Irishmen had met casually in
a foreign town, and got into conver
sation. "An' so yer name is Riley?"
said one. "Are yez anny relation to
Tim Riley?" "Very dishtant," said
the other. "Oi wus me mother's
first child, an' Tim wus the twelfth!"
Magistrate How did you manage
to extract the man's watch from his
pocket when it was provided with a
safety catch? Prisoner Excuse
me, sir; that is a professional secret.
I am willing to teach you, however,
for two dollars.
Potatoes going at 10 cents a bushel
I at, Kansas City, but the weather's so
hot that you doirt care.