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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 01, 1912, Image 16

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young girls who believe that Jove
their love will accomplish
miracles after marriage.
Lots of people think they are
cultivated who haven't even been
ploughed.
WHO'S WHO IN THE COMICS
By Fred Schaefer.
ADOLF
Needless to say, Adolf is from
the same village as Osgar.
His beginning, however, was
not so humble. One feels a cer
tain delicacy in touching up'on the
origin of Adolf, since he has al
ways refrained from using it for
0 o
advertising purposes. But if the
truth must out, here it is: Adolf
is of noble birth. Yes, he the son
Df the Landgrave of Schlaraffia.
But'that is neither here nor there.
(Indeed, nobody knows where it
it.) At any rate, Adolf was reared
b the lapjjf luxury until he grew
go heavy that he slid off, and then
came to this great country. They
say he was 'exiled because he
proved to be a failure as a cour
tier, going to sleep in the midst
of some of the most splendid
court functions. Be that as it
may, he has brought into his
daily vaudeville stunt with the
agile and high-strung Osgar an
impenetrable dignity that is the
despair of inferior "slow time"
comedians who would imitate
him. At his very best Adolf is
the embodiment of inertia, a per
fect mollusc. But do not get him
aroused, because this is some-
l thing not often successfully done.
Skygack from Mars is one of the
few who can with any decree of
confidence claim the "short, fat
fellow's" goat. However, it is not
so much that Adolf has the 'Don't
Care' spirit, but that he is dilatory
at repartee. He is there with the
"comback" generally after every
body has gone. His torpidity also
has the virtue of passing some
times for discretion. As Osgar
says: "You can safely tell him
anydings you voult radder haf
forgotten he can'd remember
noddfngs."
As in the case of Osgar, Adolf,
his performance over, relapse into
his natural self. He is completely
fresh after the maulings received
from Osgar, and sings in the

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