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are going around the world, crossing
Africa, Asia and the Brooklyn bridge,
and wake up to find that your taxi
fare is only six hob. and a tizzy.
It has been suggested that West
minster Abbey be thrown open to
house, the millionaire homeless ones,
but the prospect of snoozing on a
cold tomb next to an effigy in iron
pants and with sharp spurs on some
how fails to appeal to tourist imagin
ation. So keen has the competition for
lodgings become that wise travelers
are registering at London hotels by
wireless from mid-ocean.
If this keeps up the tourists will
have to register months ahead, and
when they finally reach the big fog
foundry on the Thames they'll find
the hotel torn down and all the bell
hops drawing old-age pensions'.
Conditions in Paris and Berlin are
not so intense. The continent is not
so crowded that American million
aires have to press the paving stones
in lieu of a mattress. Besides, who
wants to go to bed in Paris?
Late Bulletin The sleep famine
has been partly solved by Yankees
who are buying frontrow seats at all
the late English musical comedies.
The snoozing is said to be highly sat
"You say your first speech made
several converts?" ""Kes," said the
orator Tegretfully, "from my side to
that orthe opposition."
TO TURN LEAVES OF MUSIC
Musicians sometimes have trouble
turning the pages of their music
when playing the piano. The leaves,
if there are more than two pages,
for some reason seem to stick to
gether juBt at the time when they
should be turned quickly.
A good way to obviate the difficulty
is -to trim each leaf with a pair of
scissors so that it is about 1-4 of an
inch smaller than the one over it. In
this way the edge of the top leaf pro
trudes beyond the under leaf and is
As' it is not necessary to trim the
covers of the music, this does not
render the sheets unsightly.
Lobsters have a great dread of
thunder, and when peals are very
loud will swim to deeper water.
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Sugar is said to have been known
to the Chinese three thousand years,