"Hem!" coughed Wilson, and turn
ed aside, a gleam of the heartsome
M sweeping: his face. Then, the old.
stern business man, he resumed:
"By the way this protege of
FiF c Meaning miss uurnamr
IV&fa "Exactly. I suppose you feel par-
uai enougu lowarus ner 10 De asmng
a 'raise in salary, now that her year
Lewis Daniels placed a loving hand
on the manager's shoulder.
"Wilson," he said, "if I did, you
would grant it, I can see that, which
is a credit to your just, helpful na
ture; but Miss Durham is going to
leave the first of the month."
"Going 'to leave?" repeated the
manager in some surprise.
"Yes, she has a new position, and
I am going to ask for a few days'
vacation, after all."
""Why, where are you going?" ask
ed the bewildered Wilson.
"Qn our honeymoon."
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
LUUK.S lIK.fc rMt CUIYIMI II fcfc J5
GOING TO FALL FOR IT
ift Washington, Sept. 5. Representa
tive McDermott admits that he got
$500 from the lobbyist representing
the retail liquor dealers' association
when the Jones-Works excise bill was
on the blocks, but says this had noth
ing to do with this legislation.
He admits that he got $1,000 from
George D. Horning, head of the
pawnbrokers' alliance when they
were trying to kill the loan-shark
bill, but says this had nothing to do
with his vote on loan shark legis
lation. He admits that he took a letter
from Mulhall to James P. Bird, gen
eral manager of the N. A. M.'s pro
tective league, but says the letter was
sealed and its contents unknown to
him and that his reason for going
to New York to see Bird was to get
the latter to finance an airship
"He admits that he sent a check for
$150 to,the" McCormick estate in Chi
cago to clean up a check which had
been made out to Mulhall, but which
he had cashed "by signing Mulhall's
name,, but says thishad nothing to
do with Nvork for the' N. 'A. M. And
McDermptt's attorney and some spe
cial privilege newspapers say that
McDermott's explanation has been
eminently satisfactory and that the
committee will1 vindicate Trim.
"Why did you'discharge.your'book
keeper? You told me' once he was a
capableman." "v " -
"He' was, my dearbut he refused
to sfiave his upp'er lip-." '
"Perhaps he was growing a mus
"So he told me, but-he shouldn't
have done it dunng'office, hours."
Hygienic congress recommends
use of discarded battleships for open
air schools. Sound's mighty gobd, but
they should Jirst"scrub from the decks
the-blbbd of prizefights,"
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