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ed to the contrary. -
"Some day," said a newspaper
correspondent at Princeton,
"some of these storiea are going';
to 'be upheld by an actual an-
houncement from you, and'when
'that time comes it. will look bad
for the correspondent on the
'ground here who has accepted
you at your word and refrained
(from speculating about who it to
'be in .your cabinet. The paper
that has got it right will point out
Jthe fact that it made such an an
nouncement, on such and suchTa
"Yes," replied, the president
elect, "I suppose that will happen,
'but if they're truthful they'll say:
I'The appointment of Mr." So and
So, as exclusively guessed in the
;Daily Blast, has been, confirmed
by Gov. Wilson.' "
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; TO A. M. D. FROM M. LeP.
iLay your hand in mine, Pal.
t Let me hold the match.
Let us spend a lazy hour,
. And watch the heroes scratch.
Let us talk of life, Pal,
. Small humans' dearest joke,
'As we watch our eloquence
Sailing off in smoke.
True, you stole my title,
' My "To My Cigarette" "
The laugh's on Philadelphia,.
! I hear her groaning yet.
-That sleepy, drowsy village,
Without-a spark of hell,
You wisely left her pavements,
If you've a soul to sell.
OVly.. soul is still mine- p wnr IJal,
i Although I've -won my bet,
My book of verse is published!
Light up that cigarette !
Editor's Note : This poem was
sent us by Maude LePage in an
swer to A. M. D.'s verses, pub
lished last week in The Day Book,
A M. D.'s lines being an answer
to" the original Maude LePage ef
fdrt. Far' be it from this office to be.
hypercritical, but we must say
jthat Miss LePage evidently does
not know the Philadelphia of to
day. Possibly the oldest inhabitant
of Philadelphia can remembe'r a
time when that" satrapy of Pen
rose, McNichol & Co. was "with
out a spark of hell." But even this
is extremely doul5tful.
Whatever Quaker-like purity
Philadelphia may have been af
flicted with in the past, Philadel
phia, today is one fine place to go
to give your wife grounds for a
The "sleepy, drowsy village"
days, of Philadelphia certainly an
tedates, the Stotesbury-Philadel-phia-Rapid
gime. Might .we, also suggest that
Miss. LePage ,herself has. dodged
the. issue raised, by Miss A. M. D.
in her. .verses; "If Miss LePage's
soul is worth a thousand dollars
because it can turn out such
poems., as .haVe appeared under
her name in sThe Day Book," .
wrote A. M. X)., ''how many nick
els is mine worth" in -view of the