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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 02, 1912, Image 24',
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And to this day the girl who called for him that night remains
a profound mystery to that cub reporter. He has no glimmer of an
idea as to who she was. He doesn't know whether it was the Skirt
of Romance that touched his life so light that night, or merely that
of commonplace sav the skirt of a book agent. He only knows
that she called for him, that the landlady vowed that she was beauti
ful and further than that he knows nothing at all.
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about it now. For this is one of life's little mysteries of a peculiar WL
1 whimsical order one of the jokes that Chance plays ifpon each of us
once or twice in a lifetime perhaps the pith and point of such jokes
lying in the fact of the utter insolubility of the problem that is pro
pounded. - o o
By Berton Bfaley.
Jf you had the money you ought to have,
(Only a million perhaps, or two)
You'd help the wounded with healing salve,
And oh, the charity stunts you'd do!
But now, of course, you cannot aid,
You're much too poor and times are hard
(Let's see, what was it you said you paid
For that "little supper" last evening, pard?)
If you were only as rich as some,
You wouldn't spend it upon yourself,
You'd go to the poor in a dreary slum
And bring 'em joy with your princely pelf.
But now, of course, you're sans a cent
And you can't do a thing for the halt and lame,
i (Let's see, what was it you said you spent
For drinks and chips at that poker game?)
Oh, the things you'd do if you had the mon,
And the way you'd scatter your gifts and joys,
And the gamut of charity you'd run
Helping the old folks and the boys!
But now ou'r busted and poor, my stars!
You can't contribute, you're on the rocks!
(Sa. old man, these are fine cigars,
What do you pa) for them, by the box?)
Ivlrs. Frank Corea got a just de
cision in a Calilornia court and
fell dead. There are shocks that j ty
even the strongest Californians
can bear onl with great difficul-