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"I have hardly recovered from
the shock of the news of this un
fortunate affair," she said. "I
must beg to be excused from hav
ing anything to say. Whatever
there was between Mr. Dorr and
myself concerns us alone and not
"Has the engagement between
you been broken off?" was"asked.
"Not to my knowledge," re
plied the young lady. "I cannot
say anything further that I prefer
to let matters take their course.
Time will tell.
"I have had no word from him.
I can give no information -whatever.
I have told all there is to
tell to the police."
War for society leadership seems to "be threatening, between
widow Madeleine Force Astor and grass widow Alva, Willing
Astor, over in down-east society.
Society says that Mrs. Alva has the more money, but sne s
haughty, austere, and wins a few intimate friends, while Mrs Made
leine is magnetic and possesses a host of loyal acquaintances.
Clearly Mrs. Alva has the luck. The woman with a few real
friends on whom she can rely is much more fortunate than the one
with a host of loyal acquaintances, and so we're going to vote for
Madeleine. She's the less fortunate and we 'believe that we under
stand why society seems to incline to her side in the struggle for
A young woman loaded with vanity -and cash, one who will en
tertain lavishly and have a host of acquaintances who Will loyally
agree to be entertained, is greatly to be preferred by society to one
who believes in having a few reliable friends. Other things being
equal as between two women who are left millions and millions as
inheritance or alimony 'we prefer as social leader the one who- will
put the money into general circulation.
As between millionaire spendthrifts and tightwads, the former
should carry the election for economic reasons.
She Was Wise.
"Good-bye for ever!" said the
young man coldly as he prepared
to depart. "I leave you now, never
"Good-bye," said the fair maid
in the parlor scene. "But before
you go let me remind you that
you can telephone me in the
morning ever so much cheaper
man you can sena a messenger,
and you can buy be a box of choc
olates with the difference." H
When mashing .turnips to add
just a little potato and iftash with
the turnips ; a few sprinklings of
sugar, too make a tastyf addition,'