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Thus was explained the agita
tion and embarrassment of the
Colonel when he received the tele
gram. Married men always be
come agitated and-xembafrassed
when sued for breach of promise.
Also, Mrs. Coloriel Power is
soon coming home agam, .and
these are the days of cables, and
.news travels, even to London,
where.one's wife visits friends.
"Muddie" is a lady of the stage.
On the stage she is known as
Paula Dana. Off the stage, she is
known as Maude Mitten. To Col
onel Power she used to be known
as "own, dear, big, fat, Muddie."
"Muddie" is the proud possess
or of 1,400 letters written by the
handsome, amorous and extreme
ly indiscreet Cplonel,
- These letters "Muddie" in a
j)eevisji moment has filed in a
New ""ork court w"th her suit for
' "Mtlddie" says she does npt
care if a man is a colonel by grace
of the governor of Wypming,
that she does not care even if he
be 'an, oil promoter, which, as
everyone knows, is a very mys
terious thing indeed, and that she
.cares least of all ifa man be mar
ried to a wife who will make
trouble. - ' v
.No, "Muddie" cares nothing
about these things, ff a colonel,
an oil promoter and ar much-married
man makes love to her and
asks her to marry him he can
either commit bigamy, divorce
himself from h,is present matri
monial incufnbrance and earry
out his promise, or come through
with-50,000 bones whichMs some
That is, perhaps the best part
A.s Billow remarked: '"
"Oil pfomoters are strange, in
deed. Sometimes they have much
money, hundreds of thousands q
good dollars. Again there are
tunes when they have not.
This, in the case of Colonel
Power, is one of the times when
an oil promoter has not."
What Mr. Billow said after
that was not quite understood.
It was something about $200,
s o o ,
"Gee, the Goras are having
tbugh luck. They lost four chil
dren by drowning, Tom-was
struck byra hair brush at his last
concert and it says herethat Miss
Ann Gora just had an operation
for violin strings." "
Misers never rest till they
are puttfo bed witli a sflovel.