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Ara exiled from nr areama away.
When aba la tad the world la brlfht.
Her merry laugh dull car oecuuea.
Bxch burdened heart (row trengtiy
There's bop and cheer la Edlth'a emlles.
to Nellie' tear there' bleat relief
From ill to larr proportion irewn.
In leaeentoa another grief
W quit forget tha 111 our own.
and be they tear of penitence.
Or tear of joy, each on endear.
The caua U of no consequence
There' bleat relief In Nellie's etara
lly heart U by a doubt opprd.
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Bweet Edith' smile or Nellie' tear.
-Roy ParreU Oreece, In Midland Monthly.
A COMMONPLACE MAN
By O. It. M EH HOLD.
TTTFTtR wm nothing brilliant about
Dan Busacll, any mor tban there
. V!. 1 1 1 ,1 1 ta-
WUS ODOUt KO. JO. uia wnji ovim.j-
built engine, or about the big sleek,
rras-ed ateer that generally formed
th greater part of the load on th
train that he pulled. Tie -was consid
ered one of the most faithful men on
the Denver road, but somehow his very
faithfulness wns of a kind which is
generally associated with dullness. In
many respect his cuoracier wns bwik
Ingly like thut of the road on which he
ran. The Denver is a long, monotonous
road that stretches up into the yary
handle of Texaa over almost endless
reaches of seemingly dead level prairie;
but all the time is gradually rising to
ward the lava beds of the foothill of
New Mexico, and eventually finds' lt
way across the mountain and into the
ity of Denver. In much tlie came way
there wan a kind of monotony about
Don Russell, but it woa a monotony of
vaatjveM. It rose by imperceptible
gradations to the height of heroism,
and it is barely possible that ia the end
also mav have found It way into
some "continuing city."
Dan never achieved even the distlne-
tionof beiniririvenapaasengwruD, In
pito of hi faithfulness, men of a dif
ferent turn of mind always seemed
to get the promotions. Den 6 tike, his
fireman, was a much younger man, and
much less experienced In railroad mat
ter, but it was frequently remarked
among their friends that Ben was al
ready better liked In official circlet than
Dan, and that the fireman- wo likely to
get a passenger run first.
There was a certain town on Dan
run known a the "Chicken and Bread'
town. It was so called because of the
swarm of eemlclvilized and totally de
praved small boys who always met
trains there and tried to beguile passen
ger into buying alleged samples of
those two article of diet. The town is
still known by this name from one end
of th "Denver" to the other. It rs hard
ly worth while to mention ita other
name, a thl one really lends all the
dignity to tho town which the facts in
the case will justify. The town con
sists principally of sand hills and sa
loons, but as it is at the junction of two
railroads it has been made the eattng
station for the crews of several trains.
It has severe 1 inhabitants, but tlie one
most nearly connected with this story,
and decidedly the most important one
in Dan Russell's eyes, was Orace At-
Grace waa the daughter of saloon
keeper, whose place was near toe Den
ver depot it More than that, the was
Dan's sweetheart. This ft the beet
thing X knew to say about her. The
woman whom Dan Russell loved cannot
have been all bod. How Dan managed
to become engoged to her, or even to
make love to her, I cannot pretend to
say. How he managed it, even his most
intimate friends never could Imagine.
It is a matter of record, though, that a
brakeman once punched him in the ribs
and asked him what the date was. end
that Dun blushed violently and stam
mered something about "pro motion
Everything went well with the affatr
until the unfortunate day when Ben
Stike wns transferred to a seat in the
cab of Ne. It, and to thsj poaMbn
fireman to Daa RusselL Bse this
happene4 Gssjm snao tt fasVs meet
three (at 'Til it Ss9 Bread'
marked a tbe hltbisnl lounger
around the depot one day, jnstaf terro.
10 had pulled out.
"What is it?" inquired nnotbet.
Tee? Well, sbe is tol'ble new. She
ain't met No. 10 but about 40 times this
"Sbe aint never met it on the right
side of tbe eab before. Did you notice
It? Sbe alien stood on the left side
At this there were several significant
grins in the crowd, nnd several shoul
ders were hrugged. After several mo
ment of silence spent In looking of ter
the disappearing train, one of tbe loaf
ers remarked, senteutiously;
"D-n good-looking man, any way"
Even Dan Russell's most ardent
friend could never have claimed that
this imprecation was, in tended for iim.
After this the loafers noticed that
Grace stood on one side of the cab just
about as often as she did on the other,
ft is barely possible that Dan tsny have
noticed it also, but there was never any
thing about bis swarthy, firm-set face
to show it. At the months went on his
fireman continued to be as "good look
ing" as ever, and showed no sign-of any
Injury from the "damning" he had re
ceived. Finally a time came when
Grace failed to stand on either aide of
No. lft, ob to meet It at all for over a
week. Neither man In the cab showed
the slightest sign of missing her.
"SoiTSLbiPffw up," th loungers whis-
J-Sy jat ,
pered en's to snethert bat so one bid
an opinion to venture as to whattha;
"somethin " might be.
One evening as Dan's train was
standing on side track, waiting for
the south-bound passenger to pass, Jim
Atkins, a long, lasy boy of about 18,
brother of Grace's shambled up to the
lab and said, in a voice too low for the
loungers to overhear:
"Say,' Dan, Grace sea aha want ter
see yon jest a minute." .
"All right! said Dan, witn aometning
In bis voice es near like eagerness as he
was ever known to come, "Where
abouts is she?" - -
"In the little room jest back of tbe
i'loon.n Dan's countenance fell at tM
"You know what the rules of the Den
ver is 'bout their men goin' into sloons
while on duty," faltered Dan.
"Shucks!" ejaculated Jim, con
temptuously. "A mon that ain't got
sand enough to take a little risk to get
to see his gal ain t much good. Urace
said tell you sbeaint well, nohow."
"Not well?" interrupted Hen StiXea,
brisklv. "Dan, you just stay here an'
IH go an' see if "
"Now, you won't!" exclaimed Dan,
hurriedly, a-s be jumped down from the
cab; "I'm goin' myself."
This was the nearest that Dan was
ever known to come toward displaying
any resentment toward Ben. As he
strode away one of his bro kerne n came
hurrying after Wm.
"Say, Dan," he queried, anxiously,
"you ain't goin' over to Atkins' ere
"Well, I wouldn't. The 01 Man's in
town so they tell me; kemlnat3:40,
an' goin' otit on the south-bound. God
only knows what he a stoppin here for,
but if he was to ketch you in that sa
loon, he'd fire you, shore."
Dan muttered soiuo confused reply,
but still kept on toward the saloon. It
was nearly dark now, and wnen ne
opened the door the big coal oil lamp
hanging behind the bar had been light
ed. Passing through without stopping.
he hurried into the room behind. There
he remained for about five minutes in
conversation with Orace. Jimt what
passed between them nobody knows.
but when Dan reappeared in the saloon
it was noticed tbot a broad smile wse on
"Made up, did you, Dan? Glad to bear
it," said big Bill Atkins, the proprietor
of the saloon, as he whacked Dan in the
ribs good-naturedly with his ponderous
Dan said nothing, bat nodded myst
Then be hurried to the front door in
so much confusion tbet he collided at
full tilt with a man who had just en
Why don't you- run over a fellow?"
exclaimed the newcomer, rather rough
ly. Then, steppi ng back be took a good
look at the offender.
"Great Scott 1 If ft atnt Dan Russell!
You are the lest man on the Denver I'd
ever have expected to see in bere. And
in such a fjc, too."
It was the "Old Man." There is no
need to give his name or bis official station.-
He wns Dan's superior officer in
railroad circles, and that settled the
out into the gathering darkness tomake
. . T, i. VI- V X J 1 1 Jt
what he knew would be bis last run on
"What in the devil brought you in
here just at this time?" growled Bill At
kins as he scowled at the newcomer.
The T)ld Man," who was not so very
ild after all, bowed rather deprecati nay-
"A young lady sent me a note, re
questing me to call. I suppose ft was
on- business of some kind. It was Miss
Atkins, your daughter, I presume."
Thst night Grace bad a stormy inter
view with her father. The more he
stormed, tbe more tfhe wept It had all
been intended for a joke. She had sent
for the "Old Man" just to tease Dan
and to make him a little jealous. She
had never once thought any harm couhl
come of It So she protested between
her sobs. But br father only reiterated
with a lion-like roar that although he
knew she was one of the blankedest
fools in Texas, he knew very well she
had never been Buoh a fool as that
Of course Dan was not discharged;
that distinction is reserved for higher
officers in railroad circles. Engineers
merely get fired; and thst was whst
happened to Dan. If he had been a man
of another kind, he might have worked
the proper wire and got off with only a
short toy-off. Even it he himself had
begged hard enough matters might
have been compromised. As it was, he
merely gave up his place without say
ing a word. Nobody was surprised to
learn that Ben Stikes bad been pro
moted to Dan's place at the throttle of
No. 10. In a few days Dan began quiet
ly to look about for another job. ne
soon obtained a place under the section
foreman of a section only a few miles
from the Chicken and Bread town. As
the foreman was a married man, he and
his family lived in town, Dan bunked
alone in the section house. It was an
bumble job for the former engineer, but
It was better than nothing.
One night in January Dan waa roused
from bis sleep by some one pounding on
the section house door.
"Who's that?" he growled, sleepily.
' Dan recognized the voice, and it must
hove thrilled Mra through and through.
"In a minute," be shouted.
Hurriedly dressing, he opened tbe
door and stepped out' into the night It
was cloudless, but the force of a Tens
"dTy norther" was raging. -'
"Good Lord, Grace!" he shouted.
"You oughtn't to be here. This wind's
enough to give you your death. Whew,
but it is biting! And, besides, you
oughtn't to have come here to my house
by yourself, 'way in tbe deed of the
"I came because I wonted to see yon.
fceaYsaaad dftwajsjoud, confeaf
rm In trouble, an' I've seeded you aw
ful. ' Why b event you come to see me
"I I never knew you was needls'
me," faltered Dan. '
Yolks have been saying such awful
things about me," sobbed Grace. "They
pretended Hke I asked you to come to
the saloon just on purpose to get yon
ft red, so that maybe Ben could get your
Job. EvenpaUlksKbatway. Yon don't
believe I done it on purpose, do you,
Dan merely shuffled his feet uneasily.
"I'd do a heap fur you, Grace, but I
ain't tellln' no lies for nobody. What do
you want with me?"
This reply was spoken, not sternly.
but in so manly, straightforward a tone
that all Grace's hypocrisy failed her. in
stead of sobbing convulsively, as she
bad nt first thought of doing, she mere
"Dan, you and roe never was mtea iot
each other. You know that."
"I've knowed for- a long time we waa
"Well. I know I'm not good enough
for you to wipe your feet on," cried the
girl, giving way to a tempest of genuine
tears, very different from those she had
been planning only a few moments be
fore. "I want to marry uen, uecause ne
ain't no better than I sm, and because
because I love him. Fa swears he'll kill
us both if I ever have anything more to
do with him. He swears I have treated
you like a deg an' I have. Fa and I
bad such a racket to-Mgnt mat i
wouldn't go home again under no cir
cumstances. I'ddieflrstl Ben's pullln'
an extra to-nigiht. I would have ar
ranged to meet him at tine depot and run
off with him, but I know pa'U be there
with his Winchester, so that's no go.
His train'll lie along in a few moments
now, an' I want you to signal him down
so a I can get on and go off with him.
That's what I've walked these miles over
this lonesome prairie to ask you to do."
"He wouldn't stop if I waa to signal
him," said Dan. "He'd think I was
wanting to do blm up. I know him well
enough to know thai."
There was the merest trace of emo
tion in Dan's tone as he spoke.
"Dan, for Ood's sake 1op him in some
way. I beg you by by the love you
have for me."
Just then a light gleamed out on the
darkness away to the southwest. It
was the headlight of No. W, just leav
ing town. Dan gused in silence for a
moment. 8uddenly be exclaimed:
"Grace, Til try it. If the extry's
heavy one I'll make it all right; but for
your sake I'd try It if it was the cannon
ball express. Stay riht where you
are. If she stops hers, hop on quick; if
she dent stop bere you may know It
olnt my fault God bless you!"
He started down tbetrack Ln a clumsy
run towards the approaching train.
He knew the track well, and be paused
when had reached the head of a long
grade up which No. M was now making
its way. It woe by no mean a steep
grade, but it woe o boot as steep as any
on this part of tbe Denver. Then he
stepped to one sideof the track.
"I guess shell begotn about as slow
here as anywheres," he muttered. Then
he steadied himself for the spring.
Grace was standing by the deserted
section house watching the approach
ing train wttbabeart thntelmoBtstood
still as she waicbed, Tbe train was
f E1 nl.
by it at the top of its speed. Ben Stikes
was in tbe cab, but he little thought
that the girl be loved was standing
there in the darkness and the wind as
he passed. Ferhep be thougbtof Dan,
but if ao it only caused him to Increase
Ms speed. After the train passed. Grace
waited awhile for Dan but no Dan
"Dan!" she screamed. .
Perhaps he heard her votoeasltwas
borne on the wings of the bowling
norther; perhaps, on the other band,
he was then listening to snob sounds
as would render his ears forever Insen
Bible to tbe howling of the night winds,
the cries of distressed women and all
earthly sounds whatever.
All that night Grace faced the north
wind as she walked down the long
stretch of track, leodmg away from her
home. Perhaps tbe whistling of tbe
wind and the yelping of an occasional
coyote filled her with dread; perhapt
her own thoughts so occupied her that
she had neither eyes nor ears for any
thing outside, I only know that early
the next morning she reached the tittle
station next above tbe Cbicjcen and
Bread town. She waa half frown to
death; but the nexit day she took the
train to Fort Worth. There she met
Ben. and the two were married. Ben
gave up bis run, and the two are said
to have gone north toescape the fury of
Bill Stikes. Where they are now no one
In the Chicken and Bread townseeims to
know or care.
Dan's mangled body was found by
the section crew of which he had been
a member. The boss expressed himself
as wondering why in thunder an old
railroader like Don bad not sense
enough to keep out of the way of train
One of the crew thought it might be
a case of suicide, but the rest agreed
that Dan had too much sense for that
although he wa a darned fool about
some things. Dan was never very pop
ular, but, for that matter, neither was
a certain other man of whom I heard.
whom Dan resembled, at least to the ex
tent that both of them gave their lives
for the unworthy. N. O. Times-Demo
Aa Vapleaaaat Kate.
Adversity has ever been considered as
the state in which a man tbe most
easily becomes acquainted with hln
self particularly as be is in that state
tree from flatterer. Leisure Hours,
Jack Miss Glddy'a heart seems '
have been modeled after a street car.
Tom Why. how's that?
"There's always room for one more.
-Chicafj- Vrenlng News.
w less! Usees la
aatieaal SartM tor AmaTvaf n.
Based upon PilouKi Select Notes.)
GOLDEN TEXT. Ileal me, O Lord, and
I shall be healed: sav me. and 1 sha.ll be
sava&Wer. MM. -
THE SECTION Includes the story of the
beaJlnc Naaraaa and tbe ain of Oebasl
In connection with H (1 Kin-, t3-L)
TIME. B. C Ku-H (cotsjnoB chron.). or
13-MS (revised chron.).
LESSON NOTTS. ' '
L The Sad Case of the Damascus
GsneraL V. L "Now Naaman (beauti
ful or pleasant to look upon), captain
of the host:" The commander-in-chief
of tbe Syrian army. "Of the king of
Syria:" Benhadad .IL, "was a great
man with bis master:" . He had great
talents, a strong personality; be bad
done much for the king, and was there
fore very highly esteemed. "By Mm
the Lord bad given deliverance unto
Syria:" Trobably from Assyria, by
means of Israel, whose forces - had
united with the Syrians against the
common enemy, lie nee it is said that
Jehovah bad civen the deliverance.
"But he was a leper:" For leprosy :
there was no cure in syria; out mere
was a prophet tn Israel, and he could
do for tbia general all that was needed.
IL A Little Girl Shows the Way to
Healing. Vs. 2-4. 2. "The Syrians bad
gone out by companies:" A part of
the misery inflicted by the Syrians on
Israel was caused by the forays in
which their light-armed bands de
scended upon the country and carried
oft plunder and captives before they
could be pursued.
"And she en id unto her mdstrees.
Would God my lord were with the
prophet that is in Samaria:" This
young girl must have often beard of
the miracles of healing performed by
Ellsha, and of bis readiness to help
those in distress.
HI. Naaman Seeks Help from tbe
Wrong Man. Vs. 6- 5. "And the
king of Syria said . . I will send
a letter unto tbe king of Israel : " Prob-
bly Jehoram. the son of Abab. Ho
thought this to be the easiest way to
reach Elisba. "Anil took with him-.
To come before anyone without a gift
when a favor was to be asked would
have been inexousnble rudeness.
0.' "That thou iruyest recover him of
his leprosy." Tin-ouh the prophet at
bis capital. ' imagined that King Je
horam would of course know all about
such a man.
?. "The king . . . rent his
clothe:" Jehoram lived in perpetual
terror of his powerful and encroach
ing neighbor, "ne seeketh a quarrel
against me:" A pretext for again in
vading the country.
IV. Erish Offers Salvation from God.
Vs. 8-10. 8. "When Ellsha . . .
bad beard:" He probably had his
home in Samaria, in another part of
the city (Kings, 6t37). "Let him come
now to me," etc: However sinful the
king bad been, and however powerless
to help Naaman, yet true retigioa was
not dead; and God would graoiously
show His power through His prophet
10. "And Ensha sent a messenger un
to him:" Why did not the prophet
come forth himself? It was possibly
to teach Naaman that the God of the
prophet was the superior of tbe king
of Syria, "Go and wash in Jordan
even times:" The Jordan was 25 or
30 miles away by the route he must
travel. The reason, for this prescrip
tion is evidently In the moral effect
of the cure, that the healing of the
body might lead to the salvation of the
V. God's Way of Salvation Rejected.
Vs. 11, 12. 11. "But Naaman was
wroth:" His anger arose from the very
reasons, on account of which the
course of the prophet was best tor
him. The plan was too simple. It was
absurd on tbe face of it. There was
nothing in tbe Jordan which could
help him. It waa also contrary to his
pride and love of display. He wanted
something fitted to his station.
"Strike his hand over the place:" It
is a very common superstition that
the hand of a king waved over a sore
will oure it.
XT. God's Way Accepted. Naaman
Cleansed from His Leprosy. Ys. 18, 14.
13. "And bis servants (officers) came
near," gently soothing Naaman s rage
and seeking to restore him to reason.
"Had bid thee do some great thing:'
Perhaps some deed of prowess, befit
ting the "mighty man of valor," or
some fatiguing journey by way of pil
grimage. "How much rather then,'
etc.: The ease and simplicity of the
requirement was a reason not for ob
jecting, but for obeying. It -removed
all excuses. Moreover, be bad to cross
the Jordan on his way home.
14. "Then he went down:" The long
day's journey to the Jordan, full of
thoughts and perplexities. But this
day was good for his soul. "Like unto
the flesh of a little child:" In-striking
contrast to its former foul and dis
eased condition, it now became fresher
and fairer than was natural in a full-
Vu. Naaman's Return. When Naa
man found himself cured he turned
back from tbe Jordan to Samaria in
order to express bis thanks to the
prophet ami to beseech him to take
some' reward. This Ellsha refused to
do. It would ruin the whole moral ef
fect ot tbe cure.
Gehazi coveted tbe gift, and in pun
ishment for bis hypocrisy the leprosy
of Naaman came upon him.
Ram's Ilora Blast.
Conscience makes cowards ot only
those who full to obey it
Emotional Christians, like jelly fish,
float with the tide.
One's faith show less what he 1s
than what he ia trymg to be.
Seware of prosperity; luxury was
tha death-knell ot Home's rigor. . .
Knowledge and wisdom make a
strong team when hitched together. .
With Christ within, it matters little-
the conditions without;
"It looked as It the road wo
could not be finished before tl
of doom oertalnly not la timi
our ebsrtsv," said t&e eoatraetof.
It was nearly midsight a good hour
for story telling and the speaker was
full of his subjeeu ' He said be would
explain how. they sucoeeded In build
ing a piece of railway in Georgia "Josta
after too war." -,
"I was a believer from the outset
the practical reconstruction of theuv
south, lending a helping nana to a peoi
pie who needed It, just when our
I - rvi, or .Kit
road the S. D. & S. It Isnowsnlmpc
(ant link of the Great Southern
tern. But' the thing hung fire
out franchise waa Imp riled, just be. J
i-i u-.t.. in.1.
ceuav nuvr w v vivw win - u
drunk with , freedoi
Three days' work a week : wonll
have helped us, but H AidVt are-
age so mucn. Like u uwure
of- old, they spent Is jmucjih
time going up to tbe feast ay and iye
turning as at tha jubilee lislf. Sup
day had its preparation jtst abott
tbe time tbe last week's hifl day wits .,
spend'ing its force and thelnen were
unfitted for work. The can' r-as des
perate. At about the worse We I was
sent down from New York Kdjo what
was possible. Studying it throughly,
my course was toon set on on last se
course. Iwent to Atlanta andade an
ironclad contract to purchaajall the
'possum and coon from tha Momis-.
sion men In that city.. Becuriag abig
circus tent and cooks, I caused the
notice to be sent far and wide hat
on Sunday, tbe close of the folloting
week, there would be a 'poeauntand
coon dinner free to every man Who
bad done a week's honest work oi the
construction. Well, that was a usy
time on tbe road. No lack of ht-nds.
Men came from all over the disriet.
and the road made an evident)- aa-'
vance. Then Sunday came end "vry
colored man had his feast, tor 'ooe,3
waa an abundance. I got their atten
tion afterword and promise d 1 the
next Sunday another 'posui , and
coon dinner on the tame terms- -vk.,"'
full week's work; pledging lh the
meantime that no man should be
abused. However, to keep them from '
scattering, I introduced a debati ag so
ciety. Dividing them into sides, under
judges and debaters ot their own
choice, I gave them the.' aulbjeot:
Which is tbe mother of the chicken, .
the hen that lays the egg or the hen
that hatches the chicken?' There was
no necessity to keep that assembly
from straying. The arguments were
strenuous and weighty, the: audiences
were wild with delight, tbe fun was
furious. When the next leant day'
come, and the 'poesum and coon had
been served, we Introduced a little side
show, letting one negro into the tent
in turn to try the trick ot standing
on one foot on an upturned brick,
holding the other toot, a ad leaping.
Of course, nine out of ten lanaud on
their heads, but tbe unsuccessful vere
too eager to watch the next attempt,
and so the day passed. Totheigurprlsa
of the old planters, the consjtruotion
was effectively done. It proved the
value ot "poaaum and coon as a factor
in railroad building in tosu early
daya. Chicago Becord. . J
BEACON POKES IN ClfLNA,
taea as the Alawsabita spaat-
ih Armada Throaarfc BtesaBd
SHU la Dm. I
Tbe May payment ot the great war
indemnity from China to! Japuu ha
again aroused the qnest'iou why so
little patriotism was th6wh by the
Chinese during thetr late war. It is
not generally known that a vast secret
society flourishes In that country to
oppose the present emperor, and that
a majority ot the Chinese army is said
to belong to this society. One reason
for this opposition that the present
emperor is not strictly a .Chinaman,
but belongs to a Tartar dynasty.
In China, such beacon fires as spread
the alarm of the Spanish armada
through England still call to war.
Some years ago, the story goes, the
emperor sat with a beautiful woman,
looking toward the beacon) hills. She
would like to see those Waiting piles
lighted, and upon her insistence the
thing was done, The gmtest excite
ment prevailed throughout the prov
inces, and troops came hurrying in
from all sides. -
When the leaders learned that no
danger menaced, that the fires were
lighted to satisfy the wbin of a wom
an, their wrath fed on their lost confi
dence, and with the oetoal call to
arms the response was low and unen
tbusiostic It was a repeltlon of tbe
old story in Webster's nailing book.
"Wolf" had been criecb of ten.
"You may roughly ufi nations as
the living and the dy Up Lord Salis
bury declared in a rebftt address be
fore the Primrose lemie. China be
longs to the second cphi; but she will
not have existed in remf her example
teaches It-ring natlo' that faith in
their rulers and the priotlsm of the
people are the aura dLnse of nations.
Youth's Companion )
Mrs. Smithert Bri,et, you'A'have
to replace that chlnia-Up jvu broke
yesterday. Tve may my mind that
I cant stand ltUo 1 i such things de
stroyed, unless I g csmethlng in re
turn for them. !?'
Bridget An righ'Hnm, Olremim
ber at th time you V u at Mrs. Oak
ley's parthy, you it was the
hnldest prise what'p club give dur
in' the whole winty, and you'd bet
she nlver paid over Vjuarther fer It at
tome bargain counter. Here's xne
01 can acq to break won o'
Im ireryi day, end mi save money.
VlVTVamim emsiMg s