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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 24, 1912, Image 14

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"D wight,1" cxclajmed the gfrk
hardly believing her eyes.
"Present," he answered, "Shalt
we go back for your father or go
on to the minister's house?"
"Y.ou seem to be doing the
driving," she answered demure
ly, and he could not resist the
temptation to draw her to him
and kiss her.
v "It was certainly lucky," he
said, after the girl had taken her
place by his side and the car had
started forward, "that Williams
was not at the garage and that I
was when your father phoned for
his machine in a hurryj"
d o
"Scotty" was a mystery. Every
once in a while he emerged from
Death Valley, in the desert re
gion at the back of the Sierras,
with a bag of gold. Once he hired
a special train, made a spectacu
lar tour across the continent and
spent money with the prodigality
of a prince in the t metropolitan
. hotels of the effete east,
All the time "Scotty" refused
to drop the slightest hint about
the location of the fabulous mine.
Nothing- was known except that
he disappeared in the desert,
came back with the yellow gold,
"blew himself" for a riotous good
time, then did it all over again.
, At length "Scotty" was incor
porated, capitalized and put in the
market. He sold like hot cakes.
But luck turned. "Scotty" re
ceived $25,000 one day, was sued
for a doctor's bill of $1,000,
couldn't explain what he had
done with his latest "roll' (which
he really neyer got), wag jailed
for contempt and then the mine
was discovered.
It was the biggest, deepest;
most' inexhaustible mine the
world has ever known the pock
etbook of the credulous public
"Scotty" had been the tool of a
bunch of shrewd promoters, who
first exploited him, then sold
stock on the strength of luVmys
It is a,n old saying that a
"sucker is born every minute.'
But that is a back number. We
live faster nowadays. A sucker
is born every second at least, and.
occasionally the. sucker trap
works overtime.
Be careful ahout forming' bad
sleeping habits. Don't allow,
yourself to become addicted to
sleeping in one position or you
will soon find that you can't feel
comfortable in any (other, And
one sleeping position, long kejJt,
is bound to have a bad effect on
the health.
Sleep on one side and then the
other. Switch to sleeping on
your stomach occasionally, If
sleeping on your back doesn't
seem to induce nightmareSj don't:
be afraid to sleep that' way once
in a while. Don't curl up" with
your hands on your knees. And
don't sleep on a thick pillow,
o o
Now approacbeth the period
when we try to inculcate national
spirit into our 10-year-old by sub
stituting soda crackers for the fir
ing kind, j

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