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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 12, 1912, Image 4

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third' Baron Seaford) is to marry
Margherita -van Raalte of Lon
don. His annual income is $1,
250,000. She recently inherited
$2,000,000.
Lord Howard has been a sol
dier. He owns yachts and race
horses. He lives in magnificent
Seaford House in the city and has
any number of country places.
Miss van Raalte-owns Brownsea
island, where she lives most of
the time.
WHALE COUGHS UP $19,200;
'NO JONAH STORY
Brockton, Mass., Jan. 12
rWhile William White was walk
ing along Nantasket beach he ran
across a chunk of something that
didny look like anything he had
ever seen before. Scraping off a
piece he sent it to a -chemist for
analysis.
Careful tests showed that it
yielded all the properties of am
bergris, that precious matter used
in cologne making. William car
ried the whole chunk to town.
Ambergris is worth $60 an
ounce; William's find will bring
him $19,200. It is thought that
a sick whale coughed it up.
Nantasket beach is now pa
trolled by fortune seekers, each
anxious to find a sick whale that
may1 be persuaded to "cough up."
THE GLORIOUS PAST
By Berton Braley.
When men begin to tell about- I
Their fistic prowess youthful,
One often is compelled to doubt
That all their tales v are truth
ful, v
For each man, though he means
to be
A strictly true depicter,
Will always niake it plain that he
In boyish scraps was victor.
When they were young they
ruled the roost,
Each was a cockalorum,
All other boys the town produced
Bowed down in fear before 'em.
Yflu'll find each man you ever
met
Was quite a "boyish bruiser,
But never will you find, I bet,
The fellow who was loser.
.
I often wonder what became
Of boys .who were defeated.
They must have died of grief and
shame,
Their young lives uncompleted,
Or else they grew to that age
when
Their tale had none to doubt it;
And so recall their youth, and
then
Get up and lie about it.
o o
Our Disappointing Friends.
"We are often disappointed in
our friends."
"Yes," replied Mr. Puffins. "A
man ,who is enough of a friend to
take the liberty of telling you you
are getting fat is seldom enough
of a good fellow to refrain from
doing so." Washington Star.
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