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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 07, 1913, Image 17',
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A number of nlavers and olav
wriefhts at the club were discuss
ing the question of-what consti
tutes the snap" so persistently
demanded of the dramatist bv the
Itnanager ot today. '
I have talked to'manv mana
gers on this subject," .said one
wrifpr. "hut nnnp hue hppn-ahle tr
'give m'e any veVy definite notion
as.o just what 'snap is.'
"'"I can help you out." said Eu
f.gene Walter. "I'have an idea for
a.: one-act play that just bursts
withnap.' I'll gTveit to' you.
Mere it isC
Play opens with man and
woman in drawing1 room, seated
side by side on a sofa and embrac
ing each other passionately.
r-nienao tnem a-man with a
suitcase and an umbrella. He is,
of course, to all intents, husband
"Husband no sooner takes in
the situation than he yanks out a
revolver and shoots both man anl
"Then, he takes out his glasses,
puts them on, looks; about hini,
and suddenly gives a start.
, " 'Merciful .heavens !' he ex
claims. 'I'm on .' the ' wrong
QUITE APPROPRIATE i
The bachelor community of a
certain suburb was.gretly scared
Dy the, advent among tnenj ot a
fearsome type of the desperate,
husband-hunting spinster. After
throwing, each of the. local bache
lors into spasms of terroj lest he
should be the recipient of her at
tentions, the lady finally man
aged to capture the curate. Local
bachelordom was so intensely re
lieved at its escape that it united
in presenting the curate with a
splendid wedding present, in the
shape of a costly table service.
one curate was overwhelmed.
"Such a magnificent service !" he
gasped. r . .
Well, you see,, my boy, ex-
plainedlhe chief. of the pcal,bach-
elors, it is really a thanksgiving
r-o p r
Mary "(twenty ' years old I
suppose you've got a sweetheart
now. ackr Master Lack (ae-ed
fourteen, home for holidays)'
Rather; but) I'm game, for a bit of
spoonin if that s. what you re