"Sir," said a lean and hnngry looking person who had by some means passed all the obstacles to admission to the office of the manager of one of the great press associations, "I wish to present you with a confidence." The manager looked at him curiously. "I have the most gigantic scheme," went on the visitor, "that yon" "Never mind," said the manager, "don't bother me." "But, sir," persisted the stranger, "you mistake me seriously. This is something that will make yonr fortune and mine." 'I am already rich beyond the dream of avarice," replied the manager, thinking of his debts. "H-m!" sighed the visitor. He brightened up presently and said, "Well, then, may I be permitted to make a suggestion?" "Yes," said the manager. "I would suggest," said the old tramp, "that you lend me ten cents," and the manager did.