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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 26, 1913, NOON EDITION, Image 17

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John Potts, the rich sugar refiner,
was fuming oyer his breakfast eggs.
"What is the matter, John?" in-
Jquired his wife.
- "Matter? Why you know how I
detest charity subscriptions, and have
call my life. To think that at my age,
and with my experience, I should be
let in for two dollars to support some
charity is more than I can stand. Pass
the toast.
"The other day one of their repre
sentatives called and left two tickets
at the office for a charity ball to be
given in the neighborhood. It made
me wild, for the man knew perfectly
well that I had a conscientious ob
jection to such tomfoolery. I have
jalways said that I have worked for
every penny of my. money, and ex
pect other people to do the same.
Pass the butter.
"TThror-irnnn Irnnnrc fh T lnnlr fmr
(Charity balls and bazaars are adver-
tising shows for hypocritical snobs.
It never occurred to me that anyone
was ignorant of the fact, even that
typist. So, without a thought, I rang
for her, handed her the tickets, and
" 'Here, take these. Tou know
what to do with them.'
" 'Yes, sir,' she said, with a smile.
'Thank you.'
"At first I thought, 'Intelligent girl
that,' but I did not see what she had
to thank me for, anyhow.
"Now, yesterday, the secretary of
that charity organization called upon
me and asked me for two dollars for
those tickets.
" 'What?' I said. 'Two dollars! I
did not use the tickets. Who ever
supposed I should? 1 sent them back
to you by return. What do you
" 'The tickets were used,' he re
plied; 'here they are, and the coun
terfoils.' " 'But I returned them. Where is
Miss Pidge? She will soon put you
"And I rang for the typist
" 'Miss Pidge,' I said, 'didn't I give
you two charity ball tickets to return
to the society?'
" 'No, sir,' she answered. You gave
me the tickets and said I knew what
to do with them?'
" 'And what on earth did you do
with them?'
" T went to the Sail, of course. I
thought you meant to be er gener
ous.' "
"I must come and play my violin
for you some evening, Miss Sharp.
You like music, don't you?"
"I do, indeed, Mr. Phlat; but come
all the same." Judge?
o o
"Gladys looks quite different since
she separated from her husband. She
now wears her hair 'a la divorcee.' "
"How's that?"
Parted. Judge.
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