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NEW YORK LETTER
New York, May- 16. A "pass
grafter" recently blew in upon one
of New York's best-known woman
press agents. She said she did the
theatrical reviews-for a certain mag
azine. "But I thought So-and-So did the
reviews for that magazine," ventured
the press agent, mentioning the name
of a man who has long been prom
inent as a theatrical writer.
"Oh, he holds the position," smil
ingly assented the young woman,
"but everybody who knows him
knows what horrible drunken sprees
he goes on every once in a while, and
there has to be somebody on the job
fo turn out his copy. I do his work
"Dear me," said the press agent,
after a moment's thoughcful pause.
"I had no idea it was as bad as that.
-Still, if any seats are issued, it will
have to be in his name. Have him
make application for you."
The application has not come in
yet, and the press agent does not
think it will. She happens to be Mr.
The pass grafter later called on a
male press agent, a particular friend
of Mr. So-and-So, with her bit of
fiction, and the things he" said to her
before she could escape from the of
ffice should at least have discouraged
her a trifle. They might have killed
anybody but a pass grafter.
Magistrate Levy married a couple
in the Jefferson Market court the
other day. It was his first ceremony,
and he was pained to observe when it
was over that several of the wit-nessjes-were
grinning. Upon inquir
ing, he found that he had made the
groom promise to obey the bride.
"Well," observed the magistrate,
after some cogitation, 'hell have to
obey her, anyhow, so why shouldn't
An unused, marriage lioense, issued
last November, was returned to the
county clerk's oHce a f esy, -days ago,
with' this note from theman whose
name appeared in it:
"As both the contracting parties
to this marriage have agreed not to
marry, I am sending this license back
to you. Neither of us wanted to get
married, anyhow. If the dollar is re-
turnable send it to her."
And the worst part of it is the dol
lar isn't returnable.
WHEN YOUR TEETH ACHE
In a recent discovery of human,
remains in England said to belong to
a long past and very obscure pre
historic period it was noted that the
teeth were much worn and that most
of the molar teeth had been lost pre
maturely through disease. The dis
ease, however, was not that wfiich
affects the teeth of modern civilized
races, namely, caries, but abscesses
formed, at the roots, as a result from
overwear of the teeth with exposure
of the pulp cavities.
Up to the 19th century, which
marks the dawn of dental science in
Britain, the extraction of teeth was
undertaken by barbers and loqua
cious charlatans who were to be met
with at every country fair exorting
sufferers to have their teeth pulled
out "free of pain."
Dentistry was first alluded to, how
.ever, as' a distinct vocation by Herod
otus (500 B. C.) but at an earlier
date the Egyptians and Hindus at
tempted to replace lost teeth by at
taching wood or ivory substitutes to
adjacent sound teeth" by means of
threads or wires. Not even the crude
instruments of torture in use in the
19th. century were known to the cave
man of ancient Britain who had to ,
content himself with the doubtful ex
pedient of knocking out the offending
molar with a flint or grin and
South American ants-have been
known to construct a tunnel three '
miles in length.
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