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lit a fire and burned it up. "
He is the best friend the wid
ows and orphans ever had. They
are turning over a million dollars
a week to .him now, and the ink
"with which he wrote out he
name of depositor No. 1 is hardly
He has opened 12,000 banks
and the total deposits to date are
almost $50,000,000. All of which
means that Teddy Weed, in spite
of his little mustache and less
than -two scdre years, has inspired
more confidence than the old
time bankers with their bald
heads, white whiskers and oily
Weed was born h Norwalk,
Conn., in 1876, but was moved to
Washington by his parents at an
early age and since then has con
tinued to breathe the air of the
capital. Weed was given a job
as stenographer 'for the govern
ment when he was 22c They paid
him $1,000 a year.
He never misspelled vords and
seldom put letters in 'the wrong
.envelopes, and the result was that
when anything- had to be done
right Weed did it. ' He was taken
to Cuba m 1898, and in 1903
Postmaster Hitchcock, then
chairman of the Republican com
mittee, made him private secre
tary. When Hitchcock landed
his presents job Weed became
chief clerk, and then when the
postal Dame was organized our
hero displayed some more ability
and landed on top of the pile.
Weed is so different from the
bankers whose pictures are hung
in chamber of commerce b'uild-
jings and rogue galleries "that
many people wno visited nis ot
fice say: "But I want to se.e the
He is short, of stature, slender,
almost fragife. Having always
worked for a living, he has never
put on much weight. His head
hasn't increased in size since his
bank became" so prosperous. He
continues to show intelligence,
courtesy and common sense, as
he always did.
All1 She Wanted.
The young man's tones were
low and impassioned as he knelt
at the fair girl's feet and pleaded
"I would do anything for you !"
he vowed. "For you I would give
up all I have in the world; for you
I would journey out to the ends
of the earth ; for you I would even
lay down life itself, and count my
self honored !"
The maid cast down her eyes.
''Marmaduke," she replied, in
dulcet accents, "if you wouldydo
all that for me, perhaps for my
sake you would do one little thing
"Yesi yes," he raved, his voice
thick with love; "only tell me, be
loved tell me your command
and I will fulfill it, though the
whole woWd be against me !"
The maid looked at him pretty
"Then would you kindly take
your left knefroff my right foot?"
slTe said calmly. "You're kneeling
right on my worst cornl" Answers.
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