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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 26, 1913, NOON EDITION, Image 11

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"Julius," said Mrs. Bulger, with
tears in her voice, "you've been
drinking again!"
Now, Mr. Julius Bulger is one of
those level-headed, well-balanced
men who know--when to drink and
how to drink and who to drink with.
He has judgment, sir. He- holds in
pitying contempt those weaklings
who drink because they actually
like it.
In the matter of drinking Bulger is
a man of high ideals and well-chosen
ethics. He drinks for sociability only
and NEVER until after 4 o'clock in
the afternoon unless in the way of
a cocktail or two before luncheon or
possibility a little "bracer" on his way
to the office of a morning". He is a
man who has reached the age when
one likes to reflect that forty-five is
"just the prime of life" when one
mayrust one's judgment in the mat
ter of drinking.
Mr. Bulger resented his wife's
greeting; it pained and offended him;
he could make allowances for ' the
natural prejudice of uprlglil women
against the "demon rum" he knew
as well as she did that many poor
weaklings have wrecked their lives
and destroyed the happiness of many
wives and children- by yielding to the
mysterious lure of booze. But such
are natural "booze-fighters," poor
wretches, while he, Julius Bulger, is a
man of judgment, in the prime of
life, who drinks for sociability only.
It seemed to Mr. Bulger that his
wife had been rather harping upon
the topic of late and it grieved him
to think that she held so lightly his
judgment. It affronted Mr. Bulger
and jarred his dignity and he showed
his disapproval by preserving an air
of, lofty hauteur somewhat marred
in its general effect by an occasional
irrepressible hiccough, if is true
during the evening meal.
Come to think of.it, there h"ad been
many such unwarranted criticisms
during the past year or so.Cordelia
was. carrying things too far, she was
spoiling his home. It is a wife's duty

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