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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 21, 1913, Image 15',
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tog more serious than a plateful of
soup over Elsie's dress. When they
got home a telegram was awaiting
John. He tore it open. It was from
"Your house struck by lightning
and burned down," it read. "Can of
fer you terms."
"The mean scoundrel!" shouted
John. "It isn't any good to him now
and he wants to lure us back and get
it away again after it has been built
and partly paid for. I'm going back
to break his neck."
"But, John," said Elsie, "didn't you
carry fire insurance?"
"Yes why? what?" John's
mouth opened, and then he seized his
wife by the hands and they danced
all over the varnished floor.
"I'll get the whole four thousand!"
shouted John. "I'll pay the balance
due and it'll be ours, and with two
thousand to spare. I guess that hoo
doo djdn't know about fire insur
ance." "Let's hurry to the insurance of
fices, .John," said his practical wife.
"You know, the company may go
bankrupt before we get there."
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
SATURDAY SHORT STORY
Another great, gripping: story bv
,0. Henry THAT'S the treat we have
I'm store for our readers this week.
"Elsie in New York" is the title of
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wonderful life-pose by the interna
tional actress-beauty, Pauline Fred
erick. You will not want to miss it!
IN THE DAY BOOK!
Worry is one of the chief wears
on the human body. Don't wear out
valuable nerve tissue worrying. Work
out your problem to the best of your
ability; act in so far as you can. Then
wait developments. It's the most
healthful way to do.
"Waittillidress, nile gore long wid
jer." "Yugotterhurry. Imkinderlait"
"Iwontbebutterminnit" . ,
"Well, gittawigglon, nile wait"
orlright." "Wotsderpicters ? "
"Wonscald 'Roziz Falslover.'"
"Well, havyersaw 'Gertizelop
ment?" "Nope. Izzitagoodun?"
"Shurritis. SwelL Uryurreddy?"
"Yep. Duzma sklrtsho?"
"Imreddynow. Lemme a. nickel."