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get on the police force, but it's mesilf
that tells him he will not be able to
get in condition on the whisky that
Carey sells. Yes, I know, Miss Mar
garet, that I am getting to be a reg
ular nagger, but Tim is simply
a-drinkin' himself into a bum."
"Can't you get him to take a
brace?" I asked.
Annie smiled through her tears as
her native wit rose to the surface of
"I'm afraid he has taken too many
bracers to be makin' a brace any good
now," she said.
"It's leavin' him I do be thinkin'
to do, Miss Margaret. I will not sup
port a man in idleness much longer.
It was only yesterday that Jim Flan
nigan, who is the policeman on our
beat, was telling me that it was a
shame that Tim should treat me so.
" 'There's many a man that would
be glad to support you in comfort,'
"And is Plannigan a married man,
Annie? " I asked.
"No, Miss Margaret," she answered
with a blush; then she straightened
up and looked at me with calm cour
age. "Why should I be ashamed of it,
Miss Margaret? Jim Plannigan would
marry me tomorrow if I was single
and would take him, which the Lord
knows I would not, nor any other
man. And yet Tim seems to think,
just because he's put his name on me,
that every other man will keep off.
"Men, Miss Margaret, are the
queerest things that the Lord created
they will make love to any woman
married or single that happens to
be near them when the inclination to
make love comes to them, and yet
them seem to forget that some time
some man may be near theNvife they
are neglecting when the inclination
"If Tim thinks more pf whisky than
he does of me it's whisky he'll be
havin', for I'm going to leave him
"Do you think you could keep
house for me, Annie?" I asked.
"Oh, Miss Margaret, I could do
anything for ye. Are ye going to
"I hope to as soon as I leave here,
and if you want to you can come
Annie was overjoyed and as she
left I wondered if I had done wrong
in telling her this before I had con
(To Be Continued Tomorrow.)
PRINCE'S BRIDE, BUT NOT A
Berlin. Another "morganatic
wife" has been admitted to Ger
many's royal family circle. Ina
Marie, bride of Prince Oscar, fifth
son of the kaiser, is well-born and
wealthy, but she is only a countess in
rank, and unless the kaiser grants
her a special title she can never have
a higher rank than countess,