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you about accepting a position in the
Mr. McAdoo-stopped smiling and
dropped my hand He started away,
walking fast, and said over his shoul
der: "Put your application in t riting
, and fije it with the appointment
First, when he started away, I was
afraid he was going to turn me down,
but, you see, he, didn't, and I felt
mighty good. I'm going to writs out
my application tonight.
Haven't heard anything from Mr.
No word from Mr. McAdoo. Prob
ably will get a letter tomorrow. i
Moved to a boarding house on G
street today. Have got $67.80 left out
of my $250.
Called on Secretary Bryan, Secre
tary Redfleld and Secretary Lane to
day. Didn't see them.
Was walking along the Potomac
river tonight, feeling a little blue.
Saw a policeman..drag.a body out of
the water. Somebody had committed
suicide, and the papers in his pocket
showed he had been a clerk in the
department of the Interior. I tele
phoned Secretary Lane's house and
he answered- himself. I told him I
wanted the place of the fellow who
had just drowned. '
"You're too late," he said. "An
hour ago I promised it to a man who
saw him jump in."
If there's that many fellows after
jobs, maybe, it won't be so easy to
get one as I thought jt would be.
Got abetter from "Mr. McAdoo to
day; that is, it wasn't exactly from,
"him, but he had i sent This is what
it said: "The secretary directs me, to
inform you that there is no position
in the treasury department to which
you can -be appointed. He onjy has ,
66 places to. fill puts.ide.the classified
civil service, and' he has!alr eady made
appointments for all of them from '
the 15.P00 applications which were,
received within 48 .hours after he be
came secretary of the treasury."
Prom the Podunk Corners. Weekly
Gazette, April 25, 1913
"Mr. Josh Jones is back at his oldJ
job in Jenkins' store after an absence
of three weeks in the national capital.
It is understood that Mr. Jones, de
clined several important appoint
ments under the Wilson administra
tion, preferring his friends and inter- '
ets in Podunk" Corners to the honors, v
of public office. Josh is nbt a bit.
set up .over hob-nobbing with .the!
politically great Good boy,'Josh."
, To one can of salmon, drained and
picked, add six soda cradkers, rolled
fine, one tablespoonful of melted but-,
ter, three" eggs and sufficient .sweiet
milk to make a mixture qf "thejproper
-Consistency. Season to 'taste, ;shape
like cannon crackers, and fry in deep,
fat, after rolling them In egg and
cracker crumbs: Just'before serving
insert a fuse of radish oi celery, in
the end of each croquette-and send'
to the table garnished with heart
leaves, of lettuce and quarters ,of'
Pneumonia-begins rather suddenly
often with a severe chill,- headache
and general pains like grippe. .In a
few hours cough begins, short andj
dry, -witb violent", stabbing pain in
one side of the chest Breathing is.
rapid, with expanding nostrils. The
face is anxious and often flushed. The
temperature is high.
Johnnie I wish I could be Tommy
Jones. Mother Why? You are.
stronger than he is, you have a better
home, more toys, and more pocket
money. Johnnie Yes, I, know; but
he can wiggle his ears! .