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He and Ehe were seated in her
father's room burning her father's
''Answer me, Angelina!" he cried,
in a voice full of passionate earnest
ness. "Answer me! I can hear this
suspense nb longer."
"Answer him, Angelina!" came a
voice through the keyhole. "Answer
him! I can bear this expense no
WHAT IT MEANS
"Now, boys," said the schoolmas
ter, "I want you to bear in mind that
the word 'stan' at the end of a word
means 'the place of.' Thus we have
Afghanistan, the place of the Af
ghans; also Hindustan, the place of
the Hindus. Can anyone give another
Jjttle Johnny Snaggs, joy of his
mother and terror t)f cats, said
"Yes, sir, I can. Umbrellastan; the
place for umbrellas." TiMBits.
THAT ARTFUL WAY
"Excuse me, sir," said the well
dressed stranger, as he stepped in
side the apartment, "is this Mr.
"No,"' replied the man at the desk
rather angrily; "his office is upstairs,
on the floor above."
"Much obliged!" muttered the
stranger as he proceeded to absent
himself. He left the door wide open.
Then it was that the gentleman
at the desk became angrier still. "Hi!"
he called. "Come back and close
my door! Hi, do-oo-r!"
The artful one returned. Prom a
bag he produced a mechanical ap
pliance. Upon his face there sat a
pleasant smile. "Allow me, sir, to
show you my patent double-action
door spring. Closes the door with
out a bang. Absolutely the very lat
est and best! Warranted for ninety
The dodge worked when the art
ful man had talked a little longer.
WHO WAS SUSIE?
He had attended his partner's wed
ding, and at the reception he stepped
gallantly forward to pay his respects.
"I hardly feel like a stranger," he
said in his sweetest tones, addressing
the bride. "In fact, I feel as though
I ought to be well acquainted with
my partner's wife, since he has so
often done me the honor to read me
extracts from his dear Susie's let
ters." The faces of the husband and the
speakers were studies as the bride
drew herself up and said, emphatic
ally and distinctly: "I beg your par
don, sir. My name is Helen."
"Can I interest you in an attach
ment for your typewriter?" asked the
agent, as he entered the office.
"No chance," replied Mr. Grouch.
"I'm still paying -xalimony on the
strength of the attachment I had foe
my last typewriter."