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Goodwin's weekly : a thinking paper for thinking people. [volume] (Salt Lake City, Utah) 1902-1929, August 14, 1909, Image 10

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Hi ure. "I am delighted to renew again my acquaint-
H ance with some one whom I met in 'beautiful Bad
Hi Elms," he sa!d. He hesitated, looking all about
H him nervously. "I, am most happy that you
HI found me, but in this crowded foyer it is impos-
HT skle t0 converse pleasantly or at length. May I
Hj t not have the pleasure of your society in my
HL rooms? I can give you a comfortable armchair
Hr and some good cigars some of your American
H kind, which are so much better than those we get
H at home."
Hi , He .was now all suavity and charm, the polished
H man of the world, of the continent, rather. His
H voice was smooth and nicely modulated, speaking
HI the stiffly correct, unidiomatlc English taught at
Ithe German universities.
Nicodemus was entranced. Surely, he thought,
those educated foreigners can teach us Americans
much in many things, but most of all have we to
learn from them in politeness and courtesy. Yes,
he would be charmed,to accept the hospitality of
f Herr Langenmantel's sitting-room. Perhaps he
H' could be of some service to Herr Larigemantel,
H seeing him a stranger in our city. Certainly, Herr
H Langenmantel would be most pleased to have
H' Mister Mister ah, yes; so awkward of me to
H have forgotten Mr. Bopp, of course to have
Hi Mr. Bopp show him about the city; but we can
H arrange all that upstairs over a good cigar, before
H a cheerful fire. "Would Mr. Bopp await him in
B h8 rooms He would give him the key; Mr. Bopp
H would find the number marked on the little brass
H tag first floor, down the corridor straight out
K from the left. "I must first speak to the clerk,
Hi and send a telegram. I shall join you again -within
H three minutes'."
H Most agreeable to Mr. Bopp. "Surely, I'll wait
Hi for you in your rooms. Just take your time."
Hit Mr. Bopp stepped into the elevator, and the
HI stranger went over to the desk and had a short
Hj conversation with the clerk. "Yes, Mr. Schmidt,
in fifteen minutes. Sure. I'll 'tend to it at once.
Taxicab? Right, sir. Cashier's desk to the left."
The stranger then entered an elevator and was
whirled up to his floor.
At seven o'clock that evening a newly-married
couple on their honeymoon travels walked to the
desk in the Carrington and asked for rooms. The
clerk's assistant bit the end of his pen and turned
to his chief. "They want two rooms, but we're
full up, I think."
"G!ve 'em eighteen and nineteen," said the
clerk. "That German, Schmidt, had 'om; he left
this afternoon, and hadn't used 'em. They're all
The happy couple, escorted by a bell-boy carry
ing their bags, were shown into the two rooms.
"This here's the bedroom," said the boy; "that'n
over there's the sittin' room. Walt, I'll light up.
It'll be all dark in there. Now ye kin wh what's
the matter?"
As the lights had gone up the bride had given
a scream and fallen fainting into the arms of
her husband, who, open-mouthed, was staring,
frightened, at something in one corner of the
Upon a small, tufted leather lounge,, a man was
stretched out, his pale, livid face thrust back,
showing a fat, swollen, discolored throat, covered
with the marks of gripping, clawing fingers.
It was the body of him who had been Nicode
mus Bopp. He had been strangled to death.
"Wihile ex-President Roosevelt was on his fa
mous Louisiana bear-hunting trip he passed by an
old colored man's cabin and saw two fine hounds
in the yard. Mr. Roosevelt made several offers
for the hounds, each larger than the last; but the
old man shook his head. Finally the President
said: "If you knew who I am you would sell me
those dogs." "Sell vou dem houn' dawgs if I know
who you is!" exclaimed the man. "Who is you,
I American Gars
H . (No Noise but the Wind)
Hj We delivered one Traveller model
H , Sold a second for November delivery
H And a third Traveller for spring delivery.
H Two more Traveller models will reach us within the next
H ten days. These are the last of our fall allotment.
H , Tne American car has greatly exceeded our highest expecta-
H tions, and in the short time the cars have been here they have
H been examined and very favorably commented on by 75 per cent
H of Salt Lake's motor car owners. Don't be backward, you other
H j 25 per cent come in and inspect the latest thing in automobiles.
H We Have Seven Models to Choose from
H We Guarantee All American Cars Free of Repairs
H for One Year
H 225 South West Temple St. Phones, Bell 5442
B Opposite the Commercial Club Bldg. . Ind. 1857
anyhow?" "I am President Roosevelt," ra,s the
reply, uttered in an impressive tone. The old man
looked at him a moment, and then said: "See
heah, I wouldn't care l you war hookah. T. Wash
ington you couldn't get dem aawgsl"
We wait for the bugle; the night-dews are
The limbs of the soldiers feel jaded and old;
The field of our bivouac is windy and bare,
There is lead in our joints, there is frost in
our hair;
The future is veiled and its fortunes un
known As we lie with hushed breath till the bugle
is blown.
At the sound of the bugle each comrade
shall spring
Like an arrow released from the strain ot
the string;
The courage, the impulse of youth shall
come back
To banish the chill of the drear bivouac;
And sorrows and losses and cares fade away
When that life-giving signal proclaims the
new day.
Though the bivouac of age may put ice in
our veins,
And no fibre of steel in our sinew remains;
Though the comrades of yesterday's march
are not here,
And the sunlight seems pale and the
branches are sere,
Though the sound of our cheering dies
down to a moan,
We shall find our lost youth when the
bugle is blown.
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Complete Classical, Commercial and
Scientific Courses. Exclusively
Business Course for Suit
able Students.
Apply For Further Particulars to
Rev. J. J. GUINAN.S. M. President

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