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excuse,' says he real load, 'I have
'something" for mashers like you.'
Perhaps T wasn't mad. Jane
hadn't even turned around, tjut
the friends of the handsome man
had. He led off and and everyone
handed out a jolt -or a kick. I
was doing the best I could when
Jane came rushing back into the
struggling "bunch and explained
matters5. I was so tickled not to
get more than one black eye and
not to be taken to the police sta
tion, that t tried to smooth the
handsome's guy's feelings, for he
was as mad as a hornet at Jane
Said it would be a lesson io him
not to butt in on a woman's jokes.
."Well, look at that coming
down the street. Here's where I
take off my hat to Jane and the
Handsome Guy. J hope he gets
the'balance qf the polishing Iwas
down ior, and by the way sister
is sympathizing with him about
the battle scars I gave him; it
looks as if he would. I hate to
think of losing the partnership in
Witherly's store but no more
polishing for me."
ON THE EVE OF THE BATTLE
ur else some
The "tumult and the shouting"
The party patriarchs appear;
The delegations yip and yell,
And cheer reverberates on
Above the fury and the fret,
Who's looming up the one best
Oblivion yawns for second best;
Ambition's bark is on the
The favorite son has sunk to rest
(To mix another metaphor),
.Will William run the roller o'er
The sturdy frame of Theodore?
The Cannon boom's no longer
A lonely hope remains for
; To mention Lincoln is1 absurd.
Philander Knox they dare not
JWTill .Theodore enrapture us4
a slip 'twixt cup
a drouth 'twixt
grass and hay;
And schemes, ye ken, o' mice and
Gang oft, as Bobbie said,
We would a cryptic forecast
A TRenchant man will win the
Norah That poor woman
must be deaf. .
Bridget Why, what" makes
you think so?
Norah I saw her asleep in
hurch this morning when the.
minister was preaching.
A sprained ankle is a lame tsr