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SHE STILL WANTS STOCK.

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SHE STILL WANTS STOCK. Plashing with silk and satin and sparkling with diamonds she swept into the broker's office, a creature of fashion and society, patrician from the tip of her ostrich feather hat to the sole of her French shoe. "I'd like to buy some stock, she said, sweetly, as the broker came forward. "My husband, Mr. is your customer "Yes, to be sure," said the broker. "What stock do you wish." "Why, just stock," she answered, vaguely. "I know," he responded, patiently, "but there are I many stocks "Oh, are there? Of course," she asked and answered in a breath. "Why, let me see," and she bit thy end of her glove pensively. I think it was some sort of metal." "Steel?" he ventured. "Yes, that's it," she exclaimed, delightedly. "Get me some." "Well, there is common and preferred: which do you wish ? I should suggest the common." "Mr. N the idea!" she burst forth, angrily. I have always been accustomed to th? best and I' still want it. I wish no common stock, and I am astonished that you should even hint at such an idea "But he began, helplessly. "I want the very best stock there is. I care wiiat it costs, and if you care to insult mo by offer- ing to buy poor stock I shall go elsewhere. Common Ugh And in a fit of virtuous indigna- tion she blazed out of th? office. -lr. ren c.nu, of the Chinese Embassv in p.r's, in a letter to the Tiwes, says that his fath'-r, some two years ago. translated Mr. Herbert Spacer's "Study of Sociology" into Chinese. This is the only work of the late philosopher Í1,t can V read by the Chinaman in his own lanyuavjc. Captain W. T. i'ortcr, of the British .ste;;mor Indrawadi, has disappeared in York, arid the vessel has sail, d fOr" the wi'hout him. The marriage of Prir.eess Alice of Ail -n Prince Alexander of Teck will take place", U is: iv, at a date early in Fr-fcruarv. in t. George's Windsor. .y." Demonstrates of a riotous ch-iract' r ha^o <•••• held at VaHacl.did bv th,. im.mi/- Mounted guards charged the r":ot's Le$'or<- .J v was reslorpi).

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