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No,- sir, riot for a minute.
He's a' man!
"Got to earn a living somehow," he
said. "Let's find a way."'
So -while his wjf e. put in 'the inter
vals between caringfor:her:helpless
husband in -working ;at home at' her
oia traqe or pnotpgrapn retouching;.,
No capital, you understand "no.
trade that' he' could possibly work at
condemned to spend the rest 6t
his life either lyingrflatun bed or
propped up on his feet with some
thing to lean against, as you'd lean
a ladder against the side of a house
buti he just . kneW, he could earn'. av
He'sdbingit! - '
He put in .a telephone tyro, of
them, foR there are two telephone
systems' in.St.- Louis and began telef
pnonmg 10 pypie ne Knewasxing
them to send him their magazine sub
scriptions. The first month he earn
ed $75 in commissions; iying flat on
his back in bed and just telephoning!
Then he won a typewriter that was
offered as a 'prize to subscription
agents, had a high stand built to hold
it, a high chair with a seat like a
bicycle saddle :he can't sit down,
you remember and began - writing
letters thatrWould do credit f on neat
ness to a;stenographer.
"I started in August 1, 1912,"
Rump told ine. "I have taken sub
scriptions in 38 different states
Canada, Mexico, Philippine Islands
and Germany and last week I had.
a nice order from. Shanghai!
"I have earned a good income for
a man in my condition about $100
a month on the average after I have
paid my telephone bills, stationery,
postage and circular advertising.
Can you beat that for clear grit?
Fashionable New York dressmak
ers' announce that, next summer;
women's clothes will be "more daring
than ever," but we don't believe it.
It's, probably just a canard got up to
make up fellows buy blinders:
iAN ADVERTISING TALE,-.
It was the usual rendezvous, the
smoking-room at the Blue Dragon;
;aml '.gathered together there was the
usual crowd knights of the road-, all
;ofHhem;' and .between them they
"traveled" iftV almost 'every conceiv
able commodity, from biscuits to
amdne-'such men is afet.to, drifted
roundF to ttie subject ofjadyertising,
and wondrous, amazing tales were
told concerning the gentle art of
"pushing" sales before 'the young
man from America chimed in, and
.capped; the lot
. "It was last winter, he began, in
his confident', persuasive voice, "a bit
terly cold day, over in 'Chicagcbe
iing frozen to the marrow, I slipped
into a second-hand clothes' shop and
bought a muffler. As I unfolded the
thing, a packet fell out, containing a
photograph and a note- .
"Now, that photograph was a por
trait of the most beautiful girl I've
everdreamed of. Hence, since the
note gave her name and address,
and said, 'If you are single, please
write t6 me,' I sent off a letter forth
with. "Three days later I received a re
ply: 'Su;( the Mafy.Smith to whom
you wrote was'mjrgrdnd'mother. She
died nine years'ago, aged eighty-six.
Yours truly.' '
"That dealer, you know, gentle-j
men," concluded" the young man
from America, with a wistful sigh,s
"never advertised." Nearly broke my"
heart, he did!" 1 v
Philadelphia's grafters, who robbed
her of $150,000, must each pay $500
fine and serve two'yearsr unless par
doned. A movement for. remission of I
the fine ought to be started for -the
poor things. 7
Five United States presidents mar-0
ried widows Washington, Jefferson,
Madison, . Fillmore and Benjamin!
iHarrisoiiif y? m 0i i ,j jua .