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Cocktail in this house. . I'm going to
become a prohibitionist as far as this
house is concerned from now on.-
"Oh, come, Margie," protested
ftarry, "it's not as bad as that, you
know. Surely you can excuse a lit
tle hilarity on an occasion like this.
Don't you think she could, Aunt
Aunt Mary looked across the table
at both the men and then said in her
hushed and sympathetic voice: "I
haven't room to think of anything,
Harry, btft the picture of Eliene that
I see before me. Her face is not
flushed like yours, but pale and
drawn with the remains of great suf
fering. She, too, is smiling, not like
you two dear boys a little vacuously
because the fumes of alcohol make
one grin but the wonderful radiance
that joy sends to the young mother
is upon her face. She is weak and
spent, but her mind is clear and I am
sure, Harry, that you would not have
her know that because of the birth of
her baby you were doing something
that was not good for yotr."
"You are right, Aunt Mary, but
what is a man going to do? I dont
want to be called a piker, and a man
expects you to buy him a drink when
you teH him the news."
"Why does he expect it?" inquired
Aunt Mary, mildly, "any more than
he would expect that you would buy
him a necktie or a pair of socks?"
" Even I joined In the laugh. Aunt
Mary was so funny with her ques-
The men ate like famished, crea
tures and Harry finally went to the
phone and found out Eliene was
sleeping quietly, and then we all went
for a ride' in his car, which sobered
bptnof them up completely.
' 1 ao hope Eliene wffl not hear of it.
(To Be Continued Tomorrow.)
"Why do you think the widow
wants, to marry again?"
"She keeps her. age "dark, and her
BIG MEN IN- STRIKE AFFAIR
William D. Mahon, international
president of the street and electric
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Leonard D. Busby, President of' ths
Chicago Surface Lines.
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married me ior .my money alone.
He They are mistaken. You had
quite a Jot of real estate. Boston
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