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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 17, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 17

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TACTFUL
Kind words may he more than
ofbnets, and simple faith may beat
Ijrman blood to. a frazzle; but, after
kU tact is the. possession most dear
and most useful to the human race.
r. Daniels thought so, too.
When he left the house he had left
Mrs. Daniels' with a lady friend,
Whose abilities as a scandal monger
and mischief maker are pre-eminent.
When he returned he just poked his
Htead into the drawmgroom.
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he said, with a sigh of relief.
For just an instant there was a
dreadful silence, for as he uttered the
last words hre encountered the stony
Blare of the lady who had been in his
mind. Then Mrs. Daniels spoke quite
alinly.
"The old cat?" she said. "Oh, yes,
dear. I sent it to the Cats' Home in
sket first thing-this. mornlngt".
TIME WASTED
"Young man," said the earnest em
ployer, "you should remember that
every hour is composed of sixty gol
den minutes, each set with sixty shin
ing seconds."
"That, sir," courteously responded
the young man, "was the motto on
the wall of the little red school house
which I attended."
"Ah, just so. And I trust that you:
.always bear in mind the' wastefulness
of idling away your time."
"I try to, air."
"That is right. Remember that in
some lazy moment a wondrous op
portunity may come your way. If
you fail to see it and to seize it, the
whole course of your future may be
altered."
"Yes, sir."
"And therefore I would urge upon
you never to waste your time in fool
ish amusements, in loafing, in dream
ing of the unattainable; or in listen
ing to "
"In listening to idle talk?" politely
suggested the youth.
"Exactly. And, as you have idled
five minutes at present, the -cashier
will be instructed to deduct the
proper amount from your envelope.
Let this lesson sink in, my young
friend, and in time to come you will
realize that "
But the earnest young, man had
gone, murmuring to himself that,
while good advice was an excellent
thing, he-really wished to save the 're
mainder of his daily wage.
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Parson (advisingiy) Two rights
never make a wrong,- Pat, you must
know. Farmer - (contradictorily)
Indeed, yecv Teverence, you are
wrong. Parson Now;, now, Pat! I'm
right: 'Farmer-' tperstetently) But
I say youare wrong! Parson-(good-naturedly)
And how; Pat? Farmer
(triumphantly) Yer reverence, two
rights make a wrong when they're .
boots.. .

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