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tures the right man. Henry W. Sav
age has given, the play. a good cast,
with Irene Fenwick ,and. Frank B.
Thomas in the principal roles.
Two people whxkreally .can sing do
a whole lot for- "The Midnight Girl,"
a new musical comedy ,at the Forth-
fourth Street Theater. They are
George MacFarlane, whose robust
tenor has been heard the country
over in the Shubefts' Gilbert and Sul
livan revivals, and Margaret Ro
maine, a sister of Hazel Dawn, who
fully equals her better-known rela
tive in looks and voice.
THE CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
MY ADVICE WAS GOOD
When Dick rang off the telephone
after telling me to get an evening
paper as soon as 1 could and read it,
all sorts of terrible things went
through my mind.
While waiting for the boy to bring
me a paper I thougtit of every direful
business possibility fromthe school
book firm failing to the death of the
manager or Mr. Selwin. And then
my heart almost stopped beating as
it came to me that probably some
thing happened on that night when
Dick stayed out that had come out in
Dick's voice had never sounded so
excited as it did over the 'phone and
I thought he must have been much
wrought up to have forgotten all
about my anxiety. If I told him of
the surprise in which he left me he
would probably not remember what
he did or said.
As soon as I left the 'phone-I called
a boy and asked him to get' me the
"What paper, lady " he asked.
"Oh, I don't know all -of them," I
answered. He went slowly down the
hall. It seemed to me he crawled. In
a few minutes he came back with the
four evening papers. Eagerly I
scanned-the first page of all of them.
There wasn't a thing that I could see
that interested me or at least con
cerned Dick or anyone connected
Then I took each newspaper care
fully and went through it, column by
column, and not one thing could I
find. I was completely mystified.
. I sat down and composed myself
to wait, as Dick said he was soon
I waited-an hour and then decided
I would get myself ready for dinner.
This I did as leisurely as my nervous
state would permit
I was all dressed and had waited
almost another hour before I heard
Dick's quick step.
"Did you see it?" was his greeting.
"See what?" I asked. "I could not
find anything in the newspapers that
meant anything particular to. me."
"You must have gotten an early
edition," said Dick, hurriedly taking
a paper out of his pocket and thrust
ing it into my hand while he went
to take off his overcoat and hat.
There on the first page was a sen
sational story telling that the Rural
Schoolbook concern, which had got
ten the contract away from Dick, had
been indicted for bribery.
"Margie, you must have had an in
tuition, for the whole thing was a
frame-up. You see, the reformers
were after some of the members of
the school board and they planted
the idea in both the minds of Whit
man, who is the salesman of my rival
concern, and myself, that the only
way we could ge the contract was to
fix it up with certain members of the
"He bit and I think I would have
done so, too, Madge, if- it had not
been for you. Now it comes out that
the whole thing was a 'frame-up,'
and there is an awful scandal.
"The reason I was so late," added
Dick when he had calmed down a