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B5 ?viqfiiji pj j opjwn-nwngf' fft'mnm m w ! SS5w55 if J?!m 1 m hsr: SHE GOT IT WRONG John Potts, therich sugar refiner, was fuming over his breakfast eggs. Ji "What is the matter, John?" in quired his wife. "Matter? Why you know how I detest charity subscriptions, and have all my life. To think that at my age, and with mv experience. I should be de't in for two dollars to suppo some chanty is more than I can strd. 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 rfciven in the neighborhood. It made rane wild, for the man knew perfectly yen that i had a conscientious ob jection to such tomfoolery. I have always said that I have worked for very penny of my money, and ex- ect other people to do the same. ass the butter. "Bvervone knows that I look unon charity balls and bazaars are adver- Using 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 said: " 'Here, take these. You know what to do with them.' " 'Yes, sir,' she said, v'th 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? I sent them back to you by return. What do you mean?' " '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 right.' "And I rang for the typist. " 'Miss Fidge,' 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 ball, of course. I thought you meant to be er gener ous.' " SHARP AND FLAT "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 RENO STYLE "Gladys looks Quite different'since she separated from her husband. She now wears her hair a la divorcee. " "How's that?" Parted. Judg '