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:r . BLEflSE, l)ND SAVE 3ER "FLOORS J DEY HAF JUST BEEN RDUSHED. j MOW, VOT ISS JJER ' -- V C ALAM1TY DISS i ACCEPTABLE CONTRIBUTION A letter brought by the postman was thinner than the bulky ones which a struggling young author usually received, and he tore it open eagerly and read: "Your recent favor stating that you enclose manu script of story, with stamps for re turn if not suitable, has been receiv ed. Your contribution is accepted." -v;. at lengtn: exciaimeu me young author joyfully. But his heart seem- -ed to sink as his eyes caught the fol lowing: "P. S. You neglected to enclose the manuscript! '' o o - f ALL OR y i ve come 10 ? daughter's hand," illlcUl, BUlUkWUlllK lilO UU OX11U W1LU "IK If.'. . - nign root. ?t "Can't have it!" parent. .'I ain't in the installment CHiiaiTioaa AXTVioti trftn nan oitTi-nnff TtA puuviuyut muvu j& x4iu. ouyib4tG entire girl, then you N. Y. World. NONE asic you ior your, faltered the young snapped the stern can have her." y A HANDY GIFT Mrs. Bagwig was no exception to the general rule. She believed im plicitly In the Heaven-sent genius of her offspring and there were five of them. Above all was she convinced that Gervangeline was born to charm the best audiences of Europe by her gift for piano playing. So at the age of ten Gervangeline was sent twice a week to the expen sive academy of Herr Poppanflzzel. At the end of the first term the" proud mother called on the great man, In order to give him an oppor tunity of holding forth on Gervari geline's genius. Said she: v "Now, professor, how long will it be before my daughter Is a really great pianist?" Herr Poppanflzzel thought for a" few minuter. At last: "Dot Is a ding impossible to delL" said he. "How's that?" said Mrs. Bagwig, In a mofcher-fighting-for-her-young BOrt of voice. "I'm sure she has the neces sary qualifications, hasn't she now?" "Veil, madam," said the professor,, "she haf two hands!" o o HAPPY DAD "Oh, George!" breathed Janet in eager excitement, "did you tell father that you had saved up $500?" " "Yes, darling." "And what did "he say?" "He said, 'Fine! You're just the man I'm looking for." ' "Yes, yes; go on!' " "Lend it to me, N. Y. World. Mabel, who was an ardent admirer of her own vocal powers, had been selected to sing a solo at a church entertainment The following morn ing at the breakfast table she said to her younger brother, "Well, Iv never thought my voice would fill that large hall!" "Neither did I," answered her brother unfeelingly". "I thought it would empty it!" will you?'" o i S,? , J3r.,A' -., &. -t 3EV 5ov V4 .'3-h-1'-- w-$&&? !ujMk.