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A GOOD MISTAKE
' How a Cub Reporter Gets in
a - Strong With the City
"' - Editor. .
, Lawson was the greenest of
Consequently it was Lawson
", whom Lou Endicott, press ageht
, for the Merry Sindbad Opera
company, picked for one of- his
most masterly efforts. The cub
was in the lobby of- the Hotel
"Awful thing upstairs."
"What's that?" asked the cub.
"Woman tried to jump from
window love affair."
The cub snapped at the, bait
and jotted dowh the movjng-story
of .Vera DeVinne, song bird of
the. Merry Sindbad -aggregation,
who had loved from her child
hood, and, being disappointed,
had attempted to fling hers.elf
from a window.
Later in the day another indi
vidual addressed the cub. "Take
a little item please.' 'Miss Vida
Meynell, 1128 Marlin avenue, to
Mr. Homer Whitman, Wednes
day, April 12, residence of bride.'
Slap it intor -shape much ob
liged." . -
I , As his day's work , Lawson
r " turned in an announcement of the
- coming marriage of Her Majesty
qf Comic Opera, Miss Vera De
Vinne, to Mr. Homer Whitman.
Also, in the most thrilling, dra
matic language, the tale of the
earjy loving of Miss Vida Mey
nell of Marlin avenue, with her
attempted plunge. fromne dizzy
" In an 'inner sanctum, Reynolds
the keen little city editor, looked
over the cuVs copy. He passed'
on" the story of the plighting of
the song bird DeVinne and Mr.
Homer , Whitman with a con
temptuous "pish!" Then the"
great story of the love and des
peration of Miss Vida Meynell x)f
Marlin avenue faced his critical;
"A scpre of years ago little
Vida" Meynell me a babbling,
blue-eyed man-child who won her
Though there was much of the
yarn that he could make nothing
.of,' yet he knew there had been
just such a man in the case of
Miss Vida Meynell'of Marlin ave
nue. It required just 14 minutes for
Reynolds to attain the brown
stone grandeur 'of 1128 'Marlin.
avenue. The stiff, prim man ser-L
vant who opened the door "was
greatly- shocked at his frantic
"How is she? Howoes she rest,
"I beg your pardon," the sedate
fellow began ; and then Reynolds
caught the flutter of a pinkish
gown. He jumped at the pinkish
fluttering, and the lady, drawing-'
back, could not altogether es-i
capehis outstretched hands.
"Tom," she gasped, "what in
the world -a'fter our falling out
after ! these months!"
Mr. Reynolds could only mur
mur iunin tell jgible thanksgiving
for her welfare.
"But why should I be 'hurt?"