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"" "Fattier-," said' little Ruth appeal
inely. "why don't you stay at home
:mo-work as other girls' fathers do?"
Father, who in the course of business
ha? to .travel extensively, smiled fond
ly at his little daughter. "I'd love
hto, Ruth," he answered, "but you see
I have to earn a lot of money to take
careTJf my little girl and her mother,
and I can't get enough work to do
here at-homa" "Oh. father." Hpfl
'tluth' reprovingly, "I don't believe
you've ever tried hard enough ! Why
21 have seen a sign post, "Man Want
ed,' lols and lots of times! There was
,'One in front of the grocer's this very
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' EASY ENOUGH
si'But how did Jones know that that
ear 'and dumb girl rejected him?"-
&Easy. When" he got down on his
jes she went in and got her father.
ffo kicked him off the -porch while
Ke clapped her hands"
, THEN HE COT BOTH
"Ah, this is peaceful!" sighed Mr.
Brown, as he andlhis wife sat quietly
over their supper. "I've had a very
trying day today."
"Ma," came a plaintive little voice 1
down the stairs, "can I have a
"Teddy, just you go to sleep," said
Mrs. Brown, in a decided tone.
Nothing for a few minutes, then,
"Ma, I do want something to
"Now, look here, .my son," said
Mrs. Brown, advancing to the bottom
of the stairs, "Just you turn over and
go to sleep before there's any trou
ble, else in come and spank youl"
Teddy grunted and turned over.
"That'll settle him," murmured his
Silence again for about five min
utes, and then came a shrill Bttlo
"I say, ma, when you come ta
spank me, win you bring me ta
drink?" N. Y. World.
"I was speaking with your father;
last night," said the young man.
"Oh, were you?" answered the"
sweet young thing, lowering her eyes
"What were you talking' about?"
"About the likelihood of a war with.
Mexico. Your father said if there
was a war he hoped it wouid be
"Oh, yes I know papa is very
much opposed to long engagements."
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"Trouble?" asked a bystander.
"Some," replied the man under the '
"What power car Is it?" .
"What seems to be the matter witK
y "Well, from the way she acts X J
should say that thirty-nine-oUhj
horses were dead." y A