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WANTS DIVORCE FROM THE
John Bonick, a department
store clerk, was ambitious for
r 2 ricnes ana position in tne world.
r He worked hard, but his light of
genius failed to attract the eye of
those who could advance him.
Larkinjr tli MirlriQ tnuch Tnhn
( decided he would think he was a
ncn mananaAvouid tell everyone
else so, and in time they would
comedo believe it.
Before changing his fortune
John changed his nalne. Instead
of John Bonick he became John
Evans, "son of Judge Michael
Evans." John also acquired a new
circle of friends, among them
Bishop Muldoon. Then he went
out to impress people with his
He began his impressing (very
impressive, also) work on Miss
Lillian Leischner, 7019 Rose ave
nue. He Was such a great little
impresser that Miss Leischner be
came Mrs. "Evans," though she is
trying now to -have her marriage
John's methods with Miss
Leischner were unique, amount
ing to positive genius. He escort
ed Miss Leischner on many walks
along Lake Shore drive. They
would approach a palatial home.
Nonchalantly John would address
"""' " ""-
CJ, "One moment, my dear, uncle
lives here, and we 11 drop in to see
him. Crusty old codger, but one's
own family, m'dear; he means to
be a good sort." ' )
Then John would spring light
ly up the steps fo see if "uncle"
was home, leaving his "fiancee
BEST LITTLE IMAGINER"
standing on the sidewalk. "Uncle"
never came to the door. It was al
ways a doorman, and after a short
conversation John would rejoin
"No, uncle is not in; out in his
new motor. We'll drop in on him
Miss Leischner says "uncle"
may be out in his new motor yet. i
Stye hasn't seen him. '
Another of John's schemes was
antiquated, but he worked it withj
such art that success was sure.(
Miss Leischner received numer-,
ous telephone messages, some-
thing like this:
"Hello, this Miss Leischner?.
This is John's father. That boy is
all right. He is going to succeed!'
in the world. And, besides, I'm
going to leave him a lot of
Miss Leischner never met,
"Hello (voice very low and pa-,
ternal), is this Miss Leischner? Itj
is? My dear child, this is Bishop!
Muldoon, and a young friend of j
mine tells me he is interested in!
you. Yes, my child, )-ou know
who I mean John Evans. He is
a good boy, and will make you &
Miss Leischner began to think1
that John had plenty of press!
agents, and, as they all spoke welp
of him, she decided to marry him.
Then John borrowed the price ofj
a new pair of pants and a suit oh
underclothes to wear to his wed-j
ding. He borrowed the price from
Miss Leischner, But, of course,
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