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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 26, 1912, Image 10

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The guard begged and im
plored, but the woman stood
solidly on her rights. She paid
no attention to the Toyl party,
but continued, looking at the
painting. She'refused to give her
name to reporters, but remarked
that if American people would
study their histories a little more
closely they would not be so eas
ily awed by "the rich of this
country and the royalty of
' To the scores of people who did
leave the rooms in the gallery to
make way for the duke's party
the woman said:.
"For them I have nothing but
contempt they are not Ameri
cans in the true sense of that
From Saturday Evening Post
The visit of the duke of Con
naught toNew York, makes the
following story extra interesting.
Itis a true story, not printed un
til now, for diplomatic reasons.
When George Dewey, com
manding the American fleet, re
ceived word at Hongkong to take
Manila, Admiral Sir Edward.Ho
bart Seymour's flag flew from a
British man-of-war in the harbor.
The day before Dewey sailed on
his mission a flag officer from Ad
miral Seymour's ship visited the.
Qlympia, He was met by a sub
altern of equal rank.
"I just came over-to make a lit
tle call," the Britisher explained.
The American and the English
man went -to the-wardroom,
where each drank to the other's
health. The Britisher after a
while called the American aside.
"I say, old chap," he said, "my
old man told me to tell your old
man that if you need any supplies
or anything he would be most
delighted to outfit you with them.
You know we have some good
Scotch, some most excellent min-,
eral water and a good many other
bally little things you are likely
to need on a cruise of this kind."
The American didn't have to be
hit between the eyes.
"Well," he replied, "What we
need most are six-inch bottles.
If you harve more of those than
you require we would be glad to
borrow a few." '
The American was told that he
could have-all "six-inch bottles"
desired if'he would send a vessel
to a certain deserted little cove.
An expedition was sent to the
described spot and there the
American gunners-found the "six
inch bottles" they sought. They
took them aboard, sail the next
day, and history has told just
how effective those "bottles were
in silencing Spanish guns !
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"We live in an age qtf sweet con
tent," Is the optimistic call.
"Get out, you're crazy with the
Is the pessimistic "bawl."
But the poor man who' is neither
Just works and works, that's
To the tramp the whole world
is a moving picture show.
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