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ing between them. "I filled the pre
"You did, eh," roared Mr. Wardell,
and looked dangerous. "My throat is
burned out, sir! I'll sue for damages!"
Again the door opefled.. It was to
admit the doctor who had written the
prescription. Blair glided swiftly to
his side and whispered in his ear. The
"Why, Mr. Wardell!" he hailed,
how dare you venture out a night
like this? You are indeed improved."
"Improved!" bellowed Mr. Wardell.
"Look at my throat, sir! It is raw!"
"Why," spoke the doctor, poking
an instrument into the throat of the
'invalid' you're cured."
"I'm what?" cried Mr. Wardell.
''Cured. The obstruction has dis
appeared. Oh, sir! Whoever changed
the prescription must be a superior
Mr. Wardell ran at Ned and
grasped his hand fervidly.
"Forgive my foolish anger," he
pleaded. "You have saved me. Cured
cured'! Ah, this is indeed a happy
Happyfor Ned also, it turned out,
for he was invited to the Wardell
home. He escorted Edna in ecstatic
delight. He became a regular caller.
"When are you going to begin your
world tour?" Blair interrupted one
"Next week," was the prompt re
ply. "Why, I fancied you had forgotten
all about it since you became so at
tentive to Miss Wardell."
"Oh," answered Ned in his off
handed way, a bright twinkle in his
eye, "she's going with me."
-"Exactly as my wife." '
Discovery of America cost a little
more than $7,000, say some docu
ments that were found in the ar
chives of Genoa. These documents
give the value of Columbus' first fleet
at $3,000. The great admiral was
paid a salary of $300 a year
WHAT WOULD .
Have you s"ent the editor of the
comic dep't of The Day Book a sug
gestion for a name for Tom Duff's
baby? Hundreds of others have.
Tom, you know, is the funny little
fellow in the comic strip, "Doings of
the Duffs," appearing daily in The
Monday, March 19, is the day set
for the name of the baby to be re
vealed. Hurry, if you have not made
a suggestion, then watch for the
Duff 6omic picture on March 19.
TODAY IN ILLINOIS HISTORY
March 13, 1849. Gen. James
Shields addressed the U. S. senate
in opposition to a resolution before it
declaring, "That the election of
James Shields to be a senator of the
United States was void, he not hav
ing been a citizen of the United
State the term of years required as
a qualification to be a senator of the
More than 15,000 feet of motion
picture films showing surgical opera
tions have been prepared by a Baltr
more medical college for use in.