As regards the expenses of my ed
ucation I cannot get through on
much less than $1,500 a year.
I estimate that my clothes will cost
me about $1,200 annually. Incident
als I place at the same amount.
If the sum I have asked for is
granted me each year until I become
of age, I hope to be able to save from
it annually. Whatever I save I can
very nicely invest
No matter how my expenditures
work out, there will not be any sum
with which I can fulfill the expecta
tions of that portion of the public
which expects me to devote myself to
seeing the white lights of Broadway.
Already I am receiving letters from
people anxious to help me spend mo
ney I do not have. One man informs
me he will be satisfied with $10 of my
annual $25,000. Another will take
the whole sum and invest it for me
without allowing me a cent to live on.
This is one of the appeals:
"Dear Mr. Thaw:
"Allow me to congratulate you on
getting the money. Please send me
$30 so I can complete my education.
A woman offered to buy my old
clothes, but added that if I wished to
give them to her there would be no
objection. And so it goes.
I have been asked what I should
do if I did not have any income or
if my present means of support
would suddenly come to an end. I
should give up my studies -and go to
work. I am healthy, and I am not
afraid of exerting myself.
TODAY IN ILLINOIS HISTORY
April 8, 1675. Father Marquette,
a French Jesuit missionary, estab
lished the mission of the Immaculate
Conception in the village of the Kas
kaskia Indians, near the present site
Because a woman has a soft
tongue is no sign her heart is the
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AINT NATURE WONDERFUL UN
NATURAL HISTORY BY AHERN
The Gas Lamp Canary
This remarkable photograph taken
by flashlight is of the wonderful gas
lamp canary. He has little rubber
heels on his wings and he silently fol
lows the lamplighter around at night.
As soon as he lights the lamp along
comes the gas lamp canary, breaks
the glass with his bill arid then mer
rily feeds by inhaling the gas.
Maybe you think the gas lamp
canary will become extinct when all
the cities have electric lights, but
that's where you're fooled. Every
year hell have a regular time at the
aldermanic meetings, and during the
year hell just stuff himself sick fol
lowing Bryan's Chautauqua tour.
So don't say "the lamplighter must
be sitting in on a game of pinochle"
when the lamp is out Remember the
gas lamp canary.
WHERE WISDOM FAfLS
There was a man in our town,
And "he was wondrous wise;
He could unscramble scrambled eggs
And uncuss custard pies.
He could unbutton butter, too,
But yet with all his skill,
There was one thing he could not do,
Unpay a paid gas bill
Ladies' Home jQurnaL,
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