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loud enoughs for ,ihe .woman to
'heat. - ..z
"Can't rejnernber, ,eh?. Woe
"What do you mean sir?" he
asked. I could seethe actor surg
ing into his gestures. He, must
fool the woman. I handed him
"That will explain what I meanr
The' diners" were watching
Some of the women feared a. fight
and looked ready to' scream.
4 "Ah, yes," said Trower; sauve
ly. "Couldn't ithe young woman
''Suppose Fd let'her dine at a
hotel with an actof?'i-I pro
nounced "actOr" thevmeanest way
Trower's eyes glared, his
hands clutched. He was too well
trained, however, to show per
turbation. Gracefully he turned
to' the woman and said: -
"Mrs. Trower, pardon mefor
presenting an individual'whb evi
dently can think good of no one'
Mrs. Trower arose and bowed.
"So sorry Miss Brooks couldnt
Some chump at the next table
was laughing as if he had heard a
"Perhaps you'll expjain the let
ter," I remarked, bound not to let
Trower get away .so easily.
"Not for your benefit, but- to
put me right beforet these people.
.Your daughter has written a suc
cessful play. I will start it in
New York. I marvel at hjer tal
ent, since she. could not have in
herited it from the paternal side."
Nearly all the fool people were
tittering. "Here is the contract
drawn up'for her to sign. I pre
sume you're too busy to take
vlunch with me. Good day, sir!"
Trower le't out alaugh--one-of
those confounded stage 'laughs,
and some kind of silliness got into
the other idiots.
The law can't stop'a man from
making a fool of himself. I sup
pose I was one that day. Yet, why
should- ah actor write a myster
ious note to 'z young girl, pur
posely to getiier father into some
predicament? Why couldn't he
haveexplaine"d the purpose of the
meeting in the missive and not
have let a man go against the
game I struck I never will be
able to endure actors.
(P. S. I told Floience she bet
ter go and sign.)
In a Few Words.
In a Surrey court an old wom
an was put in the witness box to
tell what she knew about the an
nihilation of a prize pigvby a mo
tor car. Being sworn, she was
asked if she had seen the car kill
the pig in question.
"I seed it."
"Then?' said counsel, "Tell the
court in as few words as possible
just how is occurred."
"That I can, zur. It just toot
ed and tuck him." Tit-Bits.
Mechanically the aeroplane
has made great strides in three
years; commercially it has stood
about still. We haven't got the