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Kemper was trying to induce his
sister to go home with him and she
was quite as strenuously refusing to
go. He was unusually sober and was
evidently shocked, mortified and ut
terly miserable over her conduct.
"Come!" he urged. "It's horrible!
It's disgraceful for you to-be dancing
with all these strange men. I don't
know one of them and you don't!"
"Well, you come here night after
night! Do these women know who
you are? Do you know one of
"No, it isn't!" she cried. What's
good for you is good for me!"
"Dolly!" he implored.
"Well, if it isn't good, why do you
go on doing it, drinking yourself into
an idiot, making me miserable, and
breaking mother's heart? But maybe
it's all right !" she laughed in a maud
lin way. "I'm going on, anyway, hav
ing a good time as long as you do.
Come on! Have something!"
For an instant he looked utterly
helpless, then his lips tightened. He
caught sight of Sperry and beckoned
to him. He went.
"Mr. Sperry," he said, "I want my
sister to go home with me. Perhaps
you can persuade her."
She actually went pale at sight of
him. Then she said: "We won't have
a scene. I'll go:"
Outside Kemper caught at her arm
imploringly. "Look here, sis! If you
will never go in one of those places
again, I won't! I'll promise to try to
be decent to amount to something.
Sperry here is a witness."
"All right, Joe, I won't if you'll
keep your promise. Do you think I
enjoyed that orgy? I loathe it!"
Then it dawned upon Sperry she
had done it all for 3. purpose. "By
Jove!" he said, "you're a brick!"
Some time after this when there
had come to be a very good under
standing between the two, she said:
"So you liked me when you saw I
could be devilish?"
w"Npt" he answered. "l liked you
when I saw you didn't enjoy being
Dear, tactless- Mrs. Sperry still
fondly believes she helped to make
LENTEN MENUS FOR. ONE DAY
Breakfast Potato pancakes;
boiled eggs; toast; coffee.
Luncheon Cream of cauliflower
soup; croutons; sponge cake; tea.-
Dinner Fish pie; potatoes au
gratin; lettuce with French dressing;
pineapple gelatin; coffee.
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TODAY IN ILLINOIS HISTORY '
March 29, 1819. Roads and high
ways. An act for opening, repairing,
improving and regulating roads and
highways and creating a fund for
that purpose, approved March 26,
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