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f THEY BOTH SCORED
By Frank Filson.
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
3 "But a whole year is an eter
nity, Muriel," pleaded Frank
Crawford, as he bade good-bye to
this fiancee, Muriel Lee, upon the
.stoop of her boarding house.
'Why have you so strong an;ob
.flection to getting furniture on the
"You Want a Job?" Queried the
I Woman SuperintendenfT
installment plan ? There are sev
j eral perfectly reputable firms and
3 it won't be such a great drain on
I Muriel was adamantine. "My
dear," she said for the twentieth
time, "I won't start married life
3in debt. We've got to have two
hundred dollars to begin to .fur
nish our apartment. Now, you be
patient, and I will be, and we'll
each save up a hundred during the
Frank went away disconsolate
and Muriel went to bed and cried
herself to sleep.
But on the next evening Frank
was back, jubilant. In his hand
he held a copy 'of the evening
"Look, dearest," he cried,
thrusting it beforeher eyes. "Do
you see this? Mumford & Curtis
have promised a hundred dollars
to the first one of their employes ,
to get married. And Caber &
Roche, not to be outdone, have
made a similar offer. Now,
"But, my dear boy, you aren't
an employe of. either firm," pro
"No, but don't you know I can
arrange to begin my vacation to
morrow morning? And those de
partment firms always want help
of some kind. Why, tomorrow
monning I can 'get a position at
eight dollars a week as a packer,
and we'll get married at noon."
"Suppose they don't pay?"
"Of course they'll pay. Why,
the newspapers will be full of the
story. They won't dare go back
on their agreement."
"But the newspapers L" said
Muriel, pouting. '
"But a hundred dollars!" said
Frank. "Muriel, darling, won't
a single hundred do?"
"Well," said Muriel, after an
interval of thought, "if you can
really get that position I'll I'll