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whom he paid court "turned him
Just think of having a lover
who told you only the truth!
Think of never hearing "your
eyes are like stars, your teeth like
pearls, you are radiantly beauti
ful tonight," etc. Of course, you
know that all these pretty noth
ings are just little love lies, but
they are sure to make your court
ship a thing to remember.
The most satisfactory lover in
this world is the man who can lie
so artistically that he believes it
himself; and it is certain that the
man who tells only the truth will
have to do as George Washing
ton did, and marry a widow who
has probably been surfeited with
the falsehoods of the husband
who has gone before.
It would be rather interesting
to ferret out the beginning of that
"he never told a lie" tradition;
for, of course, it is the greatest
lie of all. No man or woman liv
ing is free from speaking un
truths; we lie to our enemies oc
casionally, to our friends often,
to those we love most of the time,
and to ourselves all the time.
There never was a truer thing
said than "a judicious lie is much
better than the awkward truth."
Those people who pride them
selves on truth telling usually
"handle it awkwardly" they are
sure to tell you such unpleasant
A clever woman once said : "I
love a well turned compliment,
even when I know it is a lie. It
appeals to my intelligence, even
if it does not flatter my vanity."
Poor old George! How much'
he missed if he never told what
he considered a beautiful lie and
then watched the other fellow to
see if in the language of the
street he was going to "put one
What excuse do you suppose
he gave "the Mrs." when he stay
ed out a little later than usual?
He certainly had to do as fine
work as a practiced adept at the
business to fool widow Curtis.
And she, poor woman, is to be
pitied if he did tell her the truth
on all occasions; for of all dis
agreeable things, the unvarnished
truth is usually the most unpalat
able, and to live with anyone who
invariably spoke it would certain
ly give one a taste of the purga
tory that is supposed to be the
place where all good liars are rele
gated after death.
No, my dear, if your lover says
pretty things to you that you
think are untrue be glad he loves
you so much that he would even
stretch the truth a little to make
Berlin, Feb. 22. Prof. SchleicK
last night strongly defended Dr.
Friederich Friedmann, discover
er of the purported tuberculosis
cure, which he is carrying to
America. Schleich said he had
followed Friedmann's work for
ten years and knew him to be re
liable. He had done remarkable
tuberculosis surgery before he
made his germ discovery.
This is the first interview any
German scientist has given in
support of Friedmann.