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E. E. Billow, vice president of
the defunct Wyopo Conipany of
416 , West Indiana avenue, of
which ower had been the whple
Power had been telling all
about hpw the ladies just
wouldn't leave him aloe, but in
sisted on pestering him to death
with their attentions, when he
was interrupted by the arrival of
"Some of the ladies again, I
Col. Edward Harrison Power.
suppose," said the.ColoneMjghtly,
as Jie tore ope,n he telegram.
''Strange they pester me so."
Then his face changed color:
his eyes popped" out of his headn
he slouched back in his chair, and
said a very naughty word.
"Whaf s the matter?"- asked
"Why er nothing at all
nothing at all nothing at all"
saidrthe colonel, hisiace-flushing,
A dttp silence fell. Colonel
Powejr shifted in his chair, like a
man afflicted with the itch. Bil
Jow watched him expectantly.
"Er Billow," said &e Colonel.
"Yes," said Billow,
"Nothing," said the Colonel.
Another deep silence.
"Er Billow," said the Colonel,
again. "Yes, Colonel," said Billow.
"Er you are a friend of mine,
aren't you Billow?" asked the' V
"Oh, yts," said Billow instinct
ively; feeling his pocketbook.
"Well," said the Colonel, now
beginning to Brighten up a little,
"An important business matter
a most important business ma't-
ter has come up er suddenly.
"It has it has come up in New
York.' It is of immediate impprt
ance. "I have I have jthat is to say
I have not time to,go!to the bank.
Could you,, Friend Billow, lerid
me $200 so I may take the next
'Yes," sajd Friend Billow,
sadly, drawing, out' the pocket
bqok he had been clutejiing. "eYs,
Once possessed of the $2(X),
Colonel Power lost no more time.
He gathered up hi& other shirt
and a toothbrush, and departed
for the union depot, where' be
"boarded a train for New York.
Also, he forgot to take the tele
gram with him. It read:
"Own dearr fat, biggest MUd
die has brought suit against you
for $50,000 for breach of promise,".