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It was supper time and Tommy
sat wriggling about in his chair
until his father could stand it no
"Tommy," he excalimed, "why
Won't yon sit still ?"
Why, father, it's all your
"All my fault! What do you
"Why, yesterday, when I asked
you what a million was, you said
it was 'a thundering lot?' "
"Yes?" quetied father, as Tom
"And when teacher asked me
the same question I gave him the
answer you gave me, and and"
bursting into tears "that's
Jwhy I can't sit still."
COULDN'T BE DONE
Once when Ned Hamilton was
"managing editor of the San Fran
cisco Examiner the other morn
ing papers came out with a sensa
tional story of a shooting affair in
an up-state,. California city. It was
a good story. The circumstances
were exciting, the persons in
volved had social position and
there was a neat little scandal in
it. The other papers had columns,
and the Examiner hadn't a line.
Hamilton called in the news
editor. "Fire that correspond
ent!" he shouted. "Fire him by
wire ! Fire him by airship or car
rier pigeon, or any other way-
but fire him! Imagine him get
ting left on a story like that! Fire
him and do it quick !"
The news editor went otrt.
Presently he came back and said J
"Mr. Hamilton, I think yonn
have to excuse our correspondent;
this time." ,
"Excuse him!" roared Hamil
ton. "Excuse him for getting us
beaten on such a story! I shall
not! Fire him, I say and do it;
"But, Mr. Hamilton," protest
ed the news editor, "there are cir
"There can't be circumstances
that will excuse him!" said Ham
ilton. "Fire him, I say!"
"Really, Mr. Hamilton, I can't
"Well, you see, the Examiner
correspondent has a good excuse"
for not sending the story. He is
the man who was killed P