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"Have you a friend that I can talk
to over the telephone that you think
will loan you the necessary money
to get you in shape?"
The man looks at the woman and
his chin begins to tremble:
"I gave you the last $6 I had," he
"That was a month ago and since
then you have been living at the La
Salle Hotel, while I have been living
off my father."
"Somebody else paid my hotel bill
and I couldn't get out of there," the
man's voice breaks completely and
he begins to cry like a child. "That
$6 was all I had even if it wasn't
much; I did the best I could."
And the case is set aside until the
judge can talk to the man's friend.
So it goes through the long day.
The big troubles are made little ones
as the judge pleads with the man
and woman for tolerance, as he tries
to stimulate in the man a new man
hood that will make him anxious to
bear his responsibilities and into the
woman a new tolerance that will
make her willing to forgive much un
til the new found strength of the
man renders forgiveness no longer
necessary, and from the ruins of hap
piness that would have blasted not
only the lives of a man and a woman,
but the lives of their innocent chil
dren, arises a new strong, happy
future made possible by the friendly
counsel of the judge of the Court of
HIS EYE PUT OUT
Henry Herman, who wrote "The
Silver King," in collaboration with
Mr. Henry Arthur Jones, had a glass
eye, and was frequently very hard up.
One night he was asked to dine, and
he took a hansom without having a
shilling in his pocket to pay for it.
As the cabby whipped his horse, there
was a yell of agony from his fare,
and Herman sprang out with his eye
in his hand. The cabby did not wait
for explanations, but turned round
and galloped back to town.
BARE "SKELETONS" IN CONTEST
' Mrs. Mary Spencer Baird.
San Francisco, Cal. The fortune
of the late David J. Baird, for which
Dodie Valencia is fighting on behalf
of her eight-year-old son, was made
the object of further contest when
Mrs. Mary Spencer Baird, wife of
Miles T. Baird, one of the heirs to
the estate, recently applied for letters
of guardianship over her husband.
Miles Baird, who, with the consent
of his wife, voluntarily had himself
committed fortwo years to an asy
lum for inebriates, will fight the pe
tition, and several "skeletons" prom
ise to be bared when the contest is
The estate is declared to be worth
Miles Baird, "brother of David J.
Baird, was named as one of the lat
ter's heirs, together with Mrs. Veron
ica Baird, mother of the deceased,
who is now in Paris. Mrs. Marie
Sproule, wife of the pres'dent of the
Southern Pacific Railroad, a sister,
was entirely ignored in the will.
Every German regiment has a
chiropodist in its ranks