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Martha Hedman, the Swedish a
tress, say that every actress of the
legitimate stage takes a vacation in
the movies. Miss Hedman recently
spent such a vacation to good advan
tage. The outdoors and vigorous ac
tion in the sun and wind, claims Miss
Hedman, will bring strength to the"
limbs and color to the cheeks.
CITY PAYS BIG LUMP OFTHE CAR
City Comptroller Pike' told a Day
Book reporter how the city was pay
ing 55 per cent of a $76,000 advertis
ing contract of the Chicago Railway
Companies. So far $26,000 worth of
ads have been placed through the
Lord and Thomas Agency.
"I instructed Edward W. Bemis,
our representative on the- board of
supervising engineers, to, object to
the city .being obliged,to stand for, 55
per cent of the bilL We stated we
had no objection if they would not
put the bin in .the, operating ex
penses," Pike said. "They'refused to
do this, claiming-that they were ad
vertising to, get more people. to ride
in the cars.
"It seems to me that their methods ,
on doing this are peculiar. One of
their ads says: 'Put This Up to Your
Alderman,' and.goes.on to tell how it
took a car 16 minutes to get through
"And they try to tell us that this is
going to bring them more patronage.
I think the city is paying the cost of
a lobby against itself. I shall again
object when they try to pay us their
55 per cent at the end of the year."
IPS RATHER UNUSUAL . '
for a millionaire banker and ..oil
magnate to ransom a labor leader in
jail charged with murder, but V. Z.
Reed of Colorado Springs is the man
to whom John Lawson owes his lib
erty from Trinidad jaiL Reed writes
highbrow books when he isn't reap
ing in profits from his oil wells and
banks and experimental farms. t He
circulates them at his own expense
among his friends. Most of his time
is spent in Paris, but his business in-,
terests cover several western states.
One of the best! formulas for the,
making of a good wife is to,, get her
a good husband.