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then," said the lawyer. "Those three
other portraits have gone to the rub
bish heap. So I have a special mis
sion in coming here today."
Alice lookedinquisitive and her
"Byy a private arrangement made
with myself," explained the lawyer,
"I was to watch the manner in which
his portrait was cherished by his
nieces. To the one who showed a
genuine interest in his gift I was to
give at the end of two years the sum
of $20,000. That legacy you have
worthily won, and it is now at your
And "those paupers" were no long
er pitied and looked down upon by
the ill-natured trio, who had lost a
fortune by shewing up their real
petty natures in true colors.
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
SHOULD A GIRL WHO
J BY IDAH M'GLONE GIBSON
Dear Mrs. Gibson No matter how
innocent may be her own motive, no
girl should go to either luncheon or
dinner with her employer. The man
may try to make her think that his
interest in her is merely with a view
to developing her in his business of
that he would like to talk over the
matters of the office which he will
lack time to do in business hours,
but in the long run he will find and
she will soon feel the lure of himself
conscious of her feminity, his
strength and masculine alertness and
then is when the harm begins.
My advice would be, don't go any
place with the man you work for.
Separate your work and your
amusement as widely as possible and
you will find more enjoyment in each.
A number of letters which came to
me this morning show the great in
terest that girls who work take in the
problem of employers' attentions to
A girl who signs herself "Common
Sense" seems to have very clear
ideas on the subject, and one must
commend her advice to any one who
is not quite sure of her own position
in this phase of business life.
Another letter which interests me
very much reads as follows:
Dear Mrs. Gibson What would
you do if you knew your position de
pended upon accepting attentions
from your employer?
WORKS ACCEPT THE
If you absolutely needed work to
live and jobs seemed to elude your
The other day I sent my card into
a man's office after a long and weary
search of many hours in different of
fices for a position. My name is
spelled peculiarly, and my card had
neither Mister nor Miss on it. As the
office boy took my name in he left
the door slightly ojen and I couldn't
fail to hear all that was said. I heard
the man say, "Is it a man or a wom
an?" The boy answered, "A woman."
"Is she pretty?" was the next ques
tion. The boy answered, "Yes."
"Send her in," was the order.
I got the position. I also got an
invitation to lunch the next day. I
know if I do no accept the luncheon
invitations I shall lose my position
and go hungry. I wonder what "Ex
perienced" would do in a case like
this. Up Against It.
: ' " Don't Kill' Your Wi'fej " ' :
: Let the Banner Laundry :
: Do the Work. :
Sign in Lansing, Mich.
A BARD'S FASHION '
Fringe will be in style this year
"Tis stated in advance.
I shall be in style, 'tis clear
With fringe on my pants.
Kansas City Journal.
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