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earn an honest living, because it
couldn't be done.
"You young fools," the woman
said, "think you got to go along
starving and waiting for some fellow
with a $15-a-week job to marry you.
But you ain't told that when the fel
low comes he's been going the ropes
himself, visiting joints, and that he
ain't any more decent than you'd be
if you got out and had a good time
and good food and could sleep half
the day and have a big time at night
"I know girls who married rich
men who met them in houses and got
infatuated with them.
"And think of the life. You ain't
ever lonesome again; you don't wear
cheap, phoney clothes, but silk
stockings and silk dresses and hats
with $50 worth of feathers on them.
"And you go to the swellest places.
Get a good catch on some fellow that
meets you this way and he'll go the
limit taking you to the flossy places
where they charge you $1 for a fin
gerbowl and nothing's too good for
-"And you can sleep all morning
and afternoon if you're tired. You
don't have to listen for the alarm
clock and hustle out when you're so
dog tired you can't think."
What do you think got the girl
who told me this? That last sen
tence, for she was dog tired.
-I will tell you of the others again.
1 TELEGRAPH BRIEFS
-Washington. Severe earthquake
of: 40 minutes' duration 2',200 miles
distant recorded by seismograph at
Georgetown university observatory
"New York. Suffering from ner
vous trouble, Mrs. Theresa Kauf
man, wife of wealthy Pittsburgh
merchant, suicided by jumping from
11th story window at Ritz-Carlton.
East Orange, N. J. Thos. Edison,
back home today, considers his Flor
ida vacation a failure because Henry
Ford did not visit him. He planned
to'anake a preparedness advocate of i
Ford by throwing him out of a boat
and then asking him if he could
New York. Tiffany & Co. stock is
rated at $668 per cent above par in
the appraisal of the estate of Charles
M. Moore. The $1,000 stock par
was quoted at$7,668.
FRENCH AEROPLANE HAS MID
AIR FIGHT WITH ZEPPELIN
Paris. French aeroplane at 3
o'clock this morning attacked Zep
pelin off Zeebrugge at height of 13,
200 feet throwing 9 incendiary shells
at dirigible which was believed to be
returning from last night's raid on
England. Zeppelin believed dam
aged. At the same hour another French
aeroplane attacked a German torpedo
boat off Ostend, firing several bombs.
Torpedo boat struck. Extent of the
damage not known.
Aeroplane discharged practically
all its load of bombs before the Zep
pelin, apparently crippled, turned its
prow skyward and climbed to still
higher altitude at a dizzy speed.
London. Three Zeppelins, it was
unofficially reported, participated in
last night's raid on Kent and Essex
coasts. Second Zeppelin attack with
in 24 hours.
Statement from war office said
they -were driven off by biisk fire
from anti-aircraft guns and appa
rently did little or no damage.
British ships which engaged Ger
man squadron that attacked Lowes
toft have returned to base, bringing
about score of wounded. British ships
were only slightly damaged.
Paris. Intense bombardment of
Avocourt wood and Hill 304'by heavy
German guns last night on Verdun
Germans attempted to attack small
French post near Embermenil in Lor
raine, but were repulsed with heavy
losses. Prisoners admit Germans
also lost heavily in yesterday's at
tacks against French salient at La
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