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rom him requesting that Miss West
s-enort to him before leaving his ser
vice. As Delmar and his fair com
panion entered the office of their
jhief, Holmes passed out with a
vengeful look at Delmar and scowled
darkly at Nellie.
"That man has just been discharg
ed," were Mr. Brown's first words.
"Our manager who has been ill has
sent in his resignation. We have ap
pointed a new manager. It is you,
Mr. Delmar. I count upon your giv
ing Miss Lane a position that her pa
tience and loyalty to the house de
serve." "It will be only temporary," the
gratified Delmar said to himself, as
he realized that he was now in a posi
tion to care for a wife.
So out from "cold storage" came
two warm hearts, comforted and su
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
SAME OLD SCARE-CROW
Here's the same old moldy gag in
connection with the proposition for
government ownership of telegraphs
and telephones "the people will lose
the revenue from taxation, without
Have a dozen or so families be
come enormously rich through
profits from this so-called public util
ity? They have.
Do the profits exceed the taxes?
From whom do the profits come?
From the people.
Hold on! says Mackay, millionaire
through wire mpnopoly, you can't
buy the telegraph and telephone
business for your $900,000,000, as
your postmaster general says, but it
will cost you $2,000,000,000!
The answer to that is that we
should do- the "best we can with our
little $900,000,000. Being at the
mercy of Mr. Mackay's $2,000,000,000
monopoly, perpetually, is unthink
able. With our 900 millions we can
buy the long distance telephone and
attack telegraph tickers, at least.
Maybe ft is this possibility of com
petition that's- eatin'- Mr. Mackay,
president of those two billions.
A proud parent, old chap, insisted
that I -accompany him and his 10-year-old'
son to the studio of an as
trologer, in order that the lad's fu
ture might be foretold by a reading
of the planets. After learning the'
boy's birth date, the astrologer fellow
"This little tad was born right un
der the handle of the Big Dipper. If
the sky orbs ain't handing out the
swank, he's got some future, boh,
some future. This kid is going to
horn into the history books before
he's sprouted his first wisdom tusk.
When he was born they had to cram
a muzzie-on the' Dog Ststr, the Little
Bear 'danced the grizzly and the
moon got a new crop of freckles.
Yep, the kite lamps say this brat is
one big pet!" ' , . ,
My word! u