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rainy nights is what makes a hit
with me. I'm going to have a
work bench down there."
But he isn't. Not in this base
ment. I began to remember I
Jiadnt paid much attention to
that part of the plans. I wasn't
sure whether it was more than 5
feet high. When we got there pa
dove down into it, and I could
hear him grunting in there. Pret
ty soon he reappeared with a
bump on his head. "Hey 1" pa ex
claimed, "call this a high base
ment? Why, I can't stand up in
it! Take me for a mole?"
That's why we are not going to
use the house. Pa says we must
sell it to somebody, dwarfs pre
ferred. "Well, at any -rate, pa," I said
when I'd finished speeping over it,
"that will give me a chance to de-
iign you another house."
j "You'll never get the chance,"
I (THE END.)
FINED FOR SERENADING.
Is $10 too much to pay for the
privilege of singing in(your home
at 1 o'clock in the morning?
Mrs. Rose Kilhane says it is.
Mrs. Mary Lee says it should
f be twice that much.
Judge Beitler of Clark street
municipal court says $10 is a fajr
Mrs. Kilhane and Mrs. Lee live
at 2951 Union avenue, Mrs. Kil
hane and her voice occupying the
Mrs. Kilhane was inspired the
other night. Mary Garden had
nothing on her. (Mary never had
much on herself.) So Mrs. Kil
hane thought she would enter
tain the neighborhood. She sang.
Mrs. Lee was tired. She wish
ed to sleep. The warblini kept
her awake. She stood it until 1
o'clock in the morning when she
went up .to the Clark street sta
tion and demanded the arrest of
Mrs. 'Kilhane and her voice. Both
were in court in the morning.
"Your honor," began Mrs. Lee,
"I can tell by your hair that you
like music." (The judge's locks
are quite bushy.) "I like music,
too, but it isn't music when it
goes on until morning. Then it's
noise. Mrs. Kilhane insisted on
singing something about 'letting
her dream again.' And there I
was, willing to dream, but I
couldn't do it for her singing.
"She also informed the neigh
borhood that 'everybody was do
ing it,' but, your honor, she was
the only one on the whole block
who was making a noise. I stood
it until she advised someone else
to 'fiddle up.' Then I got sore.
The singing was bad enough, but
if anyone was going to start wor
rying a fiddle, I thought the po
lice should be called. Ain't that
enough to make me sore, judge?"
The judge decided that it was
enough to make Mrs. Lee "sore,"
and fined Mrs. Kilhane $10.
Mrs. Kilhane reache'd for a $10
note and closed the case. She's
great at reaching for notes.
"What do you expect to be
when you come of age, my little
man ?" asked the visitor. "Twenty-one,
sir !" was the ready reply.,