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proached Ned, as if seeking sympa
thy, protection, somebody to cry to.
"Do you know what that uncle of
yours dared do?" she flashed out.
"I have just heard," observed Ned.
"As if I were a chattel!" flared
forth Lucia. "As if I hadmo mind, no
preference, no, no-"
She met his ardent glance and
flushed. He drew longingly nearer
"Ralph's a good fellow," said Ned.
"It's a fortune, Lucia. You'd be rich
and live in that big, splendid man
"Why, I'd sooner live in a hut with
the person I I loved I" cried Lucia.
"How would the little home I have
so unexpectedly been Jqft, suit?"
urged Ned, on his mettle. "Lucia,
dear, you know I love you enough
to give up dreaming and make of you
the happiest little woman in the
She placed her hand in his. She
looked him unwaveringly in the eyes.
"That is optimism without a flaw,"
she declared, and Ned Darlington
knew that the fondest of all his glow
ing dreams had come true.
KEEPING IT QUIET
A lively young fisher named Fischer
Fished for fish at the edge of a fis
sure. A fish, with a grin,
Pulled the fisherman in;
Now they're fishing the fissure for
Dallas courts convicted a man of
robbery with deadly weapons and
sentenced him to 99 years in the pen
itentiary. He was then tried for as
sault to murder and given 15 years
on top of the 99. Evidently the once
wild and woolly Texas is getting too
civilized for the old time gun-toter
and all 'round had man.
v o o
When a girl says that she can look
after herself quite well she really
means that she can easily get a man
Jo d6 itforier.,
ITS RATHER UNUSUAL
but John Een of Amherst, Wis.,
claims he has been the "orchestra"
at 4,659 dances. His record covers
the past 50 years and he defies any
other musician in America to equal it.
EVER HEAR THIS ONE
Sir: Yesterday I got this note from
M. H. G.: "I left my portfolio at your
office Thursday afternoon. I you can
find it, please return to me." Then:
"P. S. Since writing this I have
found my portfolio, so you need not
trouble yourself to send it."
The battle of Agincourt was one of
the most remarkable military feats
in history. To 00,000 Frenchmen
Henry V. could oppose only 9,000
Englishman, yet within a few hours
his army killed 10,000 of the enemy
and captured 14,000, including the
duke of- Orleans- and Bourbon and
7,000 "barons, knights and gentle
men. The English losses were 1,600.
London Chronicle., , . .