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Peril A whoop ot mingled rage, terror and pain penetrated to the upper re gions and heralded the coming of Elisabeth Elisabeth’a mother, for whom the Bound, familiar though It was. has never been robbed of Ita terrors, ran out of her bedroom And half way down the stairs to meet her wuiting offspring She sank down upon one of the steps and Instantly a pair of frantic arms were locked about her knees and a Dutch cropped head and a huge pink hair ribbon were burled in her lap. Elizabeth's mother gathered into her protecting arms the head, the pink bows and as much as possible of the plump, pathetically heaving body "What’s the matter with mothers baby?" she asked tenderly “Wow, wow. wow!’* answered Elizabeth Elizabeth’s mother clasped her lit tle daughter closer to her "Are you hurt, darling?” she queried, anxious ly "Wow, wow, wow!” The pink bows vibrated violently, but Indefinitely "Elizabeth, dear.” said her mother, trying to uncover the hidden face, "you must stop crying and tell me what's the matter. Are you hurt?” The head merely burrowed deeper into the friendly lap. "It’s —it’s my tooth.” gasped Elizabeth, finally. "Your tooth, sweetheart?' ex claimed her mother. "Does it ache?' "No, 1 don't guess so." The answer came In a tone that was something between a bellow and a sniffle "Then what's the matter?" Eliza beth's mother was growing slightly peevish under the strain. "Elisabeth, you've got to stop howling and tell me.” She raised the tear-stained face and held it firmly between her two bands. “Now, tell me/’ she said, authorl tatively. "If your tooth doesn’t ache, what are you shrieking about?" There was a Crash outburst of tears, but with the Asad came the words "It’s—oh. It’s earning out!" Elisabeth's msthsr gave a little sigh of relief. She Maned the top of the anguished heed. “That's nothing to cry about, preelees/* she said, com fortlngly. “YotfU soon have a nice new one la Its place.” "Oh. 1 don’t mind the tooth." wall ed Elisabeth, *%ut Tom said—oh. dear! Oh. deer awl We was all out playin’ “ "We were end playing.” corrected Elisabeth's mother, gently “Yesaum. Wo was all out playin' and Tom be oome along—” "Tom came along, baby.” Elisabeth's mother said, patiently. ”Yessum. And Tom be come along and he said—■“ The remainder of the story was lost M another whoop of woe. Elisabeth’s mother rose and led her email daughter to tho bathroom and bathed her feee thoroughly After that oho took the very woe begone Infant Mto the mother's own room and sat doom In the big rocking choir with Elisabeth In her lap and rocked her until the sobs had ceased When the moMKo-be-dealred result had been gained she went to her dresser and toofc out a paper bag of soft molasses sandy. Elizabeth s eyes glistened. "Now,” said BMeabeth's mother, ”wc are going to here a perfectly beautiful treat. Just us tom" Fairly radiating joy. Elisabeth bur ied her more er leas uncertain little tooth In the fftoee of candy Then she removed thn candy hastily, gnve It one look and Immediately set up a shriek that made the plaster nearl) start from the walls, "Wow, wow, wow!” She took up tho cry whore oho had dropped It a short time before- "Wow. wow. wow; My tooth's gone, end Tom said—" The shriek oeeeed as suddenly as It had begun. Two largo tear drops were arrested midway down her fat cheeks and a smile, beginning In a very small way. grew and grew until It threat ened to bisect her face. She ran to the mirror end regarded Intently the gap left by the departed tooth "Why, mother—Tom thald. he tbaid that when my tooth came out—he thald that ho know n girl who looked just like mo, with little poppy eyes and pink hair ribbonth. and when her tooth cams flint when my tooth came out —that when her tooth wath gone—that I wouldn’t know how to do anything bet joot whlthle! He thald that when that Hrl-a tooth that look j ed like me wntti gone ahe couldn’t ever talk again And. mother. It wathn't tho! It kind o' hltheth when I do It. but I ana talk! 1 can talk jutht ath much nth ever!" Elisabeth's mother fled hastily into the nest room end burled her bead In e thick bath robe which was bang Ing in the corner oi me closet. "The eternal feminine!” she chok ed "How her father would enjoy It If 1 should tell him! But I don't he lleve i'll tell him I think this Is a case in which only a mother can thor ! oughly sympathize.” The Cause. "How do you account for those ne« f dozen houses of your** in the block suing off so soon?” "Because In them 1 nad the six !•**►• cellars ” JUST A LITTLE SMILE Evidence of Insanity. "Doctor. I want you to come and ex amine my husband.' "What seems to be the matter with him?” "I am afraid he Is losing tils mind. Last night we were talking about the necessity ol reducing our living ex penses and he said I would have to spend lees money than I've been spending for clothes and help m the bouse.” "There's nothing strange about such a declaration." "I know; but after he had made It he said. ‘Get that Imebedded In your bean.' ” No Words Wanted. Restaurant and lunchroom waiters , bave a language all their own The i other day a man stepped up to the counter of a "one arm" lunchroom and aaked for a piece of blackberry pie. The waiter examined the stack of tin roof plea on the shelf “Ain’t got no blackberry," he told the customer. “Got any kind of berry pie?” "Yes." “Yea.” 'What kind?** "Raa and huck,” the waiter yelled, and the man took a piece of peach Cause of the Excitement. The eona of the rich were all en thusiastically following some one down the etreet. "Wtaat'e up?" somebody asked A rather more accommodating young nabob than the others turned around. “Do you see that tall fellow up front?” he aaked "Yea." "Well,” he said, "he’a discovered a new way to spend money.” A SURE THING. Mra. Smart—Well. I see that Mrs. Swift has got a divorce Mr Smart —That means another wedding present Artist With Horse Sense. Friend—What on earth are you do ing to that picture? Great Artist—l am rubbing a piece of raw meat over this rabbit In the foreground Mra. De Shoddle will be here this afternoon, and when she aees her pet dog smell of that rabbit aba’ll buy It. All He Saw. "Tommy, I noticed you in the front row at the musical comedy last night. How did you like the show?" “Best thing I ever seen! The drum mer In the orcbestry made twenty seven different kinds o’ noises with his Instruments. I counted era!” Too Fast. Madge—Didn't you think the show ended rather abruptly? Mabel—Yes. indeed We had barely time to take up our things, put on our hats and coats and get outslda tba tneater Derore tne curtain went uown. —Puck. A Foolish Man. "What’a tho matter with you and Katherine?" "Had her partner at bridge the oth er night. She aaked me to tell her of any mistakes ahe made.” “Weil?" "Well, I told bar.” A Total Failure. ”1 spent a lot of money on that gal of mine to have ’em learn her pyrog raphy, as she called it.” "Did she get on well with It?" "Can’t make a pie what's wuth put tin’ in yer mouth.” Fitting. "What do you think my wit* said When I told her I wae going to give a stag party?" "I can’t guesa.” "She said. "What a deer Idea!'" OUR NOBILITY. An Arizona man who was In Chicago recently for tha purpose of buying several thousand dollars' worth of things that he needed in his business was entertained at one of the coun try clubs. "Now,” said his host before they went Into dinner, ”1 wish you would do the club the honor of registering. We like to have the signatures of all prominent men who come here .’’ The Arizona gentleman looked at the register for the purpose of dis covering what other prominent citi zens bad written their names there, und up near the top of th< page be noticed the name of Benjamin Hoop er 11. A little below that was the name of Addison Boswortb 111. Evi dently Mr. Boeworth had been fol lowed by a humorist, for unde, his name was written John Smith XIV. "Well.” said the Arizonian, "theee chaps ain't got nothin' on me. I guess.” So he wrote: "Hank Wattles L** Completely Submerged. A traveling men stopped to watch a amall colored boy. who stood on one foot. Inclined hla woolly head far to one side, and pounds.: vigorously on his skull with the palm of bis right hand. "Hello, boy,” grinned the drummer, whose memory was carried back to his own boyhood days by the familiar action, "wtiat are you doing?" “Got waVab la mah eah,” replied the boy. "Oh. bo,” laughed the drummer. ”1 know just how that la Many a time I bave felt Just like that after being In swimming.” “Swlmmln' nuffln’,” the boy ex claimed, "ah been satin' watabmll yun.” Absent-Minded Record. Duluth Is the home of a woman woo. In the line of absent-mlndednet-s. has the whole world beaten to a finish She Is absent-minded from the time she wakes up until the moment she goes to sleep. "Emily,” a friend asked her on one occasion, "how eld was your mother when she dledf "I don't know,” replied Emily sweet ly. "You know ahe died long beiore I was born.”—Popular Magazine The Difference. Visitor—Personally, I don't think much of the American method of spelling. Hostess —Why not? 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