"I SEE BY THE PAPERS," SAYS MR. DARLING
Some Observations on the News, as Made by Him and Friend
"I see," saieTMr. Darling, glanc
ing over the top of his evening
paper, "that they're starting a
hospital in Boston to cure the
Mrs. Darling smiled. "What
sort of treatment would" you like
for the Hues, John, if you were
lying in a strange city?" she
""Wdl," said Mr. Darling, "first
the nurse would have a. good deal
to do with it I'd want a pretty
one who knew a lot of cunning
t "That will do, John," said Mrs.
Darling. "Don't try to be smart.
I see by the paper the govern
ment says cheese is a muscle
"The last you bought was
strong enough to be called ath
letic," said Mr. Darling. "Say,
did you read about the Boston
woman .who says ,att-hacHeIos&
ought to wear a special button to J
identify them?" -
"That's foolish)" said Mrs."
Darling, "a woman can, tell
whether a man's married or not .
99 times out of 100."
"Oh, it's hard to tell. But v
when a man isn't fnarried there's
something different about him
somehow " (
"A sort of untamed atmos-
ph'ere, so to speak?"
"Something like that; or else
you can see he thinks women are J
on pedestals or oh, I don't
know. But anyhow a woman can
pretty generally tell, that's all.'"
"But how about widowers?"
persisted Mr. Darling. "Can you
"You don't have to tell them.
They tell you. Did you read
about this Chicago doctor who
fcsays every bachelof who can af-
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