NOT A 8U00ES9 Why tha Minister railed to On eei aa Kiuaeted Vaeatloa. "Our minister did not go on his vacation va-cation thla summer, as he expected," an Id Drown, with an amused smile. "Ho fully Intended to, and bad mad his arrangements to that effect But ' circumstance over which he bad no control were such that he decided at the last minute to remain at home. My wife and oilier enlbusiastla wo-men wo-men members ot the cbutch bit upon the hsppy Idea of raising a fund sufficient suf-ficient to defray the good men's expenses, ex-penses, as be has a large family, and ' finds It difficult to make both ends meet With this' end In view they held several 'affair,' and at last were th proud possessors of something ovr ' ISO. Then they decided to mak th 1 presentation a gala event, and give '. ( the member of the church a chsnn i to (end the Rev. Mr. Rlank away with ' th good wishes of the wbole cong re- I gallon. It occurred to my wife that a j little music would add to th happy ' occsalon, and she saw that aom musicians were engsged. Another niemberot the commute thought that j a light lunch would be a happy Idea, and took It upon herself to sea that It wna ordered. Another one concelv- ! ed the Idea of having tha church deoo- ' ' rated for the auspicious occasion, and hired a man to do the work. Early In th evening, when they met to compare com-pare notes, they discovered to their horror that tbelr expenses had not only eaten up the amouut that they hsd raised, but had left them a matter of $2 or 13 In debt; so tb presentation presenta-tion bsd to be omitted. I asked my wife who she expected was going to j make this amount good, and ahe snapped: snap-ped: 'The Rev. Mr. Blank, of courael j It was all don In his Interestl' " D- trolt Free Press. !