Newspaper Page Text
And This Poetry Here Is Clever I
Fear You'll Confess That It's
Not Bad at All.
FLOWERS THAT BLOOM IN SPRING, TRA LA,
HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE FALL
to the price, and he owns a piano, a
sideboard, too, and other things quite
But James, alas, is no millionaire,
as his testimony showed. He only
draws seventy-five a month travel
ing on the road a mere bagatelle
and as for the flat and the tale of the
Vampires two they only share the
place with James and pay a third of
The judge stood up to look well at
Jim, and gave him a lengthy stare.
"It's a funny tale you're springing
here"; its like is rather rare. That the
three of you live in that costly flat,
there's no one to deny, but your
claim that you do it on that amount
is much too thin to get by.
"And I very much doubt that other
tale of the girls each paying a share;
it looks mighty queer your keeping a
flat and three of you living there
You will pay your wife eight dollars a
week, you won't have so much to
spend. And you better slow up on
your present speed, or you'll come to
a nasty end."
'Twas affinity day in the court, tra
la, and stories of Vampires bold, who
lead husbands astray in a scandalous
way were the shocking tales wives
There was Joseph Glau and his
loving frau who carried her child on
her arm, and said she was willing to
take Joe back to save him from fur
ther harm. But she'd like the judge
to send for the "doll" that took dear
Joe from home, to gave her a chance
to get a glance at the creature that
made him roam.
Joe grinned as he Jfessed that his
manly charms had won him an extra
dame, but he said his frau had a tem
per vile and he made the further
claim that she sometimes stuck him
up with a knife and jabbed him here
and there, and he said there were
other things she did that he felt were
not just square.
Judge Rooney gave Joe a size-up
scan and inquired of Missus Glau if
she really meant she wanted Joe
back and she said she did, somehow.
"I refuse," said Joe. "You want pas
tures new," said the judge, '.'and a
harem as well. You'll pay ten a
week for your wife and child, or go
to jail for a spell."
'Twas a shocking tale Mary Lowry
told, for she said her husband James,
not only deserted her years ago, but
is keeping a couple of dames. And a
witness figured the Don Juan must
make a good fat pile of pay each
month for he said that James puts
on a lot of style.
He lives in a flat with a sunshine
room and he dines on sirloin steak,
and chicken that's young, and roast
beef, too, and he eats ice cream and
cake. And he taxi rides through the
languid 'hows and givs no thought
"I don't like the smell of my hus
band," said Mrs. Gustav Tocalkaj
"He drives a garbage wagon and he
won't take'a bath and he makes me
"Aw, I'll punch you in the jaw,'
said Gustav. "Shut up."
"Hit her lightly," Judge Roonetf
"That's all he can do hit a worn-
an," crowed Mrs. Gustav. "He chop
ped off his finger so he wouldn't
have to go to war." 4fc
"Why, he's past the age limit," ob
served Ass't State's Att'y Rosinia (
"He's pretty nearly 60."
"Yes, but this was when he was 14,
so he wouldn't have to go in the Ger
"Aw, shut up, or I'll hi.t you in the
jaw," said Gustav.
But he agreed Jo let iu wife en-