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HOT LOVE AND COLD FACT
In a suffrage debate in Omaha
Miss Millicent M. Miller, the suf
fragist leader, and Dr. C. Thomp
son Morton, the anti-suffragist,
pinked one another very neatly
with barbed stories.
"Women are cold, callous, cal
culating," said Dr. Morton. "I
know a youth, an Omaha youth,
who, overboiling with passionate
love, laid his heart at a pretty
Omaha girl's feet.
"But she was silent.
" 'Madeleine,' he cried, 'I offer
you my soul's devotion, my life
long worship. Speak!'
"But she was s'till silent.
' 'Madeleine,' he cried again, 'I
lay my most splendid hopes,my
most cherished ambitions, in the
dust before you. WilLyou not
"And at last the firl spoke
spoke calmly, coolly.
" 'Is thebusiness,' she said, 'in
your mother's name or your
And the counter-thrust came
from Miss Miller as follows :
"A young girl stood dreaming
by the window, awaiting the ar
rival iof her betrothed.
" 'What will Reginald say?' she
mused, 'when J tell him I have
secured a twenty-five dollar job
on the woman's page of the
"Daily Drivel?" Will he fold me
to his heart and cry, "Mercenary
girl ! Your job is here, here with
in these arms !" Or will he, per
chance, murmur, "A twenty-five
dollar job on the 'Daily Drivel?'
Ah, dear one, not though it were
hundred and twenty-five dollar 1
job would I consent to spare to
others one moment of that sweet
presence which must be mine, all
mihe, for evermore!" Or may it
not even be that Reginald, smoth
ering me with kisses, will say,
"Jobs? Speak not of jobs. I can
hear nothing, see nothing, stun
ned, blinded as I am by beauty." '
"At that moment a trolley-car,
gonging and clanking, glided "by,
a tall and manly form leaped from
the platform and ran up the steps
of the house, and a moment later
the girl was folded, crushed, in
two strong arms. She, pushing
the young man gently bacltf said:
Reginald, love, I have secur-"
edva twenty-five-dollar job on the
"Daily Drivel's" woman's page ,
"Reginald said, in answer:
"'Is it permanent?'"
She was shopping. She drifted
into the place where they sell
blankets. Roll after roll was de-1
posited and spread out before her.
Still she listlessly asked for more.
Finally, with brazen face, she re
marked as she rose: "Oh, well;!
I don't really mean to buy any.;
I was only looking for a friend."
"Pray wait a moment, ma'am,"
said the attendant sauvely;
"there is one more blanket on the
shelf. Perhaps your friend is in,
"Don't be afraid," said a moth
er to her child at a show "the
lion is stuffed."
"Very likely," responded the t
lad; "but perhaps he could find ,
room for a little boy. like met"
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