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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 28, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 17',
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VINT NATURE WONDERFUL
The opera means the audience.
We aren't going to Edgar Allen
. Poe about the opera because we, like
the audience, don't Tcnow nothing
about what its all about So we'll
spiel about the audience and refer to
them as "The Opera."
The opera is a department store
display window in life. A person
should never be in time for the opera.
It's bad taste to come to the opera
before the second act is over.
The people who come in time are
the reason for there being operas.
Because that's why society comes, so
they can parade down the aisle lit up
like Xmas trees just so the people
' whp come in time could see them.
If everybody came late, society
people wouldn't come. D'ye get us?
These society people come for no
other reason than just that And to
"put on dog." Just so the poor boobs
in the back rows of the main floor,
balcony and all of the gallery can
strain their necks and eys looking
at their fine scenery and jewelry.
These society people don't know
and don't give a rap what the opera
is all about, because they didn't come
there for that reason.
The only time they comment about
the singing is in a case like this,
George: "Mrs. Van Duster, those
people on the stage are making so
much noiseI can't hear a word you're
saying about Mrs. Ritz-Bim's gowns
and the De Alton, scandal"
An old but sturdy Irishman, who
had made a reputation as a gang
bos, was given a job with a railroad
construction company at Port-au-Prince,
Haiti. One day when the
sun was hotter than usual his gang
of black Haitians began to shirk, and
as the chief engineer rode up on his
horse the Irishman was heard to
"Allez you sons of guns allez!" j
Then, turning to the engineer, he
said: "I curse'the day I iver learned
their language." Harper's Maga
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"So Jack is going to get married.
In love at last, eh?"
"No, in debt"
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