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MEX. NEWSIE HAS A LURID U. S. VOCABULARY
BY FRED L. BOALT
Vera Cruz, Mex. If you are an-I
noyed by a newsboyin Mexico, under I
ordinary circumstances, "all you have I .
Vera Cruz Newsboy Getting Rid of Choice English to an American Visitor.
to do is to wag your finger. He will
Not so the Vera Cruz newsboy in
these days of American occupation.
He has caught a Uttle of the Ameri
can spirit. of independence.
Now when you wag your finger the
newsboy stands unmoved. Next ypu
say, "Vamose," and he departs. But
before he leaves you he hurls this at
you in good United States, picked up
from the army of occueatiou:
"Get to hell out of here!"
It is all the English he knows.
If you have a penciled letter which
you want to keep a long while lay it
in a shallow dish and cover it with
skimmed milk. When the paper is.
thoroughly soaked through let the
milk drain off, and dry paper very
gradually. This makes the writing
fast, so that it cannot be easily rubi
bed oat' .