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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 06, 1912, Image 20

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morning she had camped on the
doorstep about six and waited till
the day watchman came on duty,
and then she had a fit of hysteria
in his arms. And the police had
been notified and were searching
the hospitals and looking in all
the dark corners to see if I was
lying there sandbagged. When I
got down and Eleanor fainted in
my arms and then came to and
had another hysterical attack in
the middle of the office floor
well, it was no joke, I tell you.
And all because I had mistaken
the street and walked into the
corresponding house on the same
block in the -street above it. I tell
you, Billy, my sticks and rugs
looked pretty good to me when J
got back with Mrs. Bryant about
nine o'clock.
"But for the Lord's sake don't
mention a word about it to her
when you meet. You'll be sur
prised how she has changed from
the time when you knew her four
years ago. Do you remember tell
ing her she looked as though she
would never grow up, that day
yousaid good-bye to us at the
station ? She has, though, and in
to a fine woman. You see, we've
had some pretty heavy responsi
bilities, old man, during these
few years, what with our busi
ness nearly going out in the panic
and then shooting up like a rock
et. When we had to get out of
Fifty-seventh street we took a
regular tenement place up in the
Bronx. But I knew things would
get better again, and it wasn't
long before we were able to get
fcack into our old quarters again. ;
But we'd always "coveted "this
apartment house come to the
window! That's where we used
to live number 465, across the
street. And when we took this
place last month we felt that we
had begun to stretch ourselves at
"Where did you say you used
to live?" asked William Wells. "
"Number 465 across the
street, Billy," said the other
"Fifty-seventh street?"
"Sure! This is Fifty-seventh'
street. Why?"
"Oh, nothing," answered his
friend. "Only they must have
marked it wrong on the corner
lamps, because they call it Fifty
eighth. Tom, you thundering
fool, you're in the wrong house
again !"
The ugliest and most obstinate i
of fruit spots are amenable to the
following treatment: Lay them
in hot water, in which a generous
handful of borax has been dis- '
solved. L6ave them for ten
minutes, then rub and wring and
lay them damp upon the grass in
the hot sun for the rest of the day,
wetting them every hour with the
borax water.
Rinse them in pure water and
hang up for the night. Next day
cover with lemon juice and salt,
made into a paste, and leave them
again in the sun. wetting everv
hour with lemon juice. At night
throw them into a tub of pure
water and leave them there all
night. Do them up in the usual

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