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your duplicity!" shouted the mer
chant, becoming desperately excited, and he blurted out bitter reproaches before them all. "Why," cried the. doctor, "this ap plied to an entirely different patient. Come to my office and I will show you the diagnosis which described you as a perfectly healthy man which you are." Which Richard Harper was, when he had been convinced of his foolish mistake. "Oh, what a self-tormenter I have been!" exclaimed the relieved Mr. Harper, when alone with Fay and Ross. "But now, with the business all right and a new life before me, we will be happy! happy! happy!" "Yes, dear papa," murmured Fay, blushingly "if you will let me marry Ross." Which Richard Harper did. (Copyright by W. G. Chapman.) -o o MORE WEALTH "My pa has more automobiles in his garage than your pa has in his," boasted Johnny Jones. "Yes," retorted Sally Smith, "but my mamma has more eggs in her ice box than your ma has in her's." N. Y. World. o o SO POLITE Mrs. Beetle Well, now, I call the prof essor a -real gentleman! He must have known I wanted to see if my hat was .on straight! DOUBT By Berton Braley. (With apologies to anybody con cerned.) They say that the men of today are effete And lacking in courage and vigor, That nowhere today are you likely to meet A chap who could tolerate rigor; You may point them to Shackleton, Peary or Scott, Yet, nevertheless, they will shout it That "men of today are a mighty poor lot!" Well, maybe they are but I doubt it! They that the girls of today are a bunch Not nearly so fine as their mothers, That all they can think of is going to lunch Or dances with other girls' broth ers; They say they are selfish and foolish and vain, That when they -find love why, they flout it, They say they are empty of heart and' of brain, And maybe they are but I doubt it! They say that we're all of us going quite mad' With laughter and labor and revel, That people are getting eggegiously bad And heading right straight for the devil, But they've said the same thing for an aeon or two, So there's no use to worry about it, They say that mankind is a horrible crew, And maybe we are but I doubt it! o o A scarcity of building, materials is the report from Morocco. The na tive cedar has become difficult to ob tain, and the wood used is chiefly deal from Sweden and Austria-Hungary.