ry, I hope you'll marry a man like
"You speak like a man yourself,"
"Well, I just reckon I do," he said,
"because I am. -And to prove it he
got down off the platform and raised
his skirt far enough to show a pair of
neatly pressed trousers.
"I'm glad you told me as soon as
you did," I gasped.
"Why, I've been waiting to tell you.
I've noticed you around here the last
qouple of days. Listen, I've got the
promise of-a steady job as engineer in
an apartment house. I'm going to
shake this Indoor Street Pair and
take it I'm ashamed of myself as a
Bearded Lady. Will you marry me
and get a real man?"
I think this is proposal No. 72 I've
received m my sweet young life.
Still, I had to turn him down. "I
respect your sentiments, Mr. Beard
ed Lady," I said, "but my answer is
'Nothing doing.' "
He muttered something in his
whiskers as I went away.
(Copyright, 1914, by the Newspaper
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AROUND AN' WHIT FER
TH ELEYVTER TER TflKE
new york. A manidger of a vode
vill theayter iip.4n harlem got a let
ter a few days ago telling the storey
of one of the many traggedies oft
all winter a yung feller he knows
that lives a few blocks from the the- -ayter
has been begging him to give
him a tryput for a ackt he fixe,d up .
the ackt was trained ducks
the feller had bought a cuppel of
dozen ducks and he taught them
some very nice little tricks.
well, the" .manidger cotildent quite
see the duck ackt, and evry time the
yung chap come around he would tell
him, nuthing doing
the last time the poor guy was in.
he told the jnahldger hef couldent
seem to land hi iackt ;nowherd and
he wasfretty nlarxiown to his last
a few days ago 2 of the manidger's
ackts slipped up; .oh him all of a sud
den, and he did'eM know what in the
world to do to nUhfe hill
after telefoning around ' for ackts
and not finding ndbodjy, he suddinly
thought of the feller with the ducks
so he wrote a note and sent a boy
on the run to the duckrfeller's house,
telling him to .hustle over with his
birds, as there was an opening for
in about 15 minutes the boy come
back with a answer
it said,' sorry I cannot oblige you, .
but I have et the ackt
The needs of the feeble-minded in
the state of Vermont are being
brought to public attention by the"
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