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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 05, 1913, Image 15

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more crazy that you or I only
"How queer, Gregory?"
"Well, it walked backwards. Think
of a hen that walked backwards the
only one. in the world, a a " and
Gregory foundered and consulted a
I circus bill. "A rara avis, that's it. I
went straight to the city where a cir
cus was showing. A side, show was
interested. Not that a chicken that
walked backwards was so strong an
attraction of itself, but with the tat
tooed boy and the trick porcupine it
made ,a big draw. Showman gavp me
twenty-five dollars a week. The
chicken just caught the farmers. A
rival showman offered me the same
and a percentage on admissions. Last
I week another showman offered me
$1,000 cash for the curiosity, so I'm
here with the money to stock up that
farm. What do you say, Susaa?"
'''That you are a husband worth
waiting for," Teplied Susan tenderly.
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
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All the. women of the Vanderbilt
clan -are very devoted mothers and
their children think they have a great
treat when their mothers concoct
some candy or cake for them.
Mr. Cornelius Vanderbilt makes a
very delectable marsbmallow paste
which her children prefer to that pur
chased in the sweetmeat shops. This
is concocted in the chafing dish in.
the 'nursery. First a pound of pure,
clear gum arabic is dissolved in a
quart of water and strained. After
adding a pound of refined, sugar it is
placed 'over the lamp and stirred .con
tinually until the sugar is dissolved
and the mixture becomes of the con
sistency of honey. Then to the mass
are added gradually the whites of
eight eggs whipped to a stiff froth,
the whole being stirred constantly
until it becomes smooth when han-
died. The mixture then is poured in
cut into convenient cubes and dusted
with powdered sugar and starch,
Mrs. CorneliuifVanderbilt,
"In our countryV'safd the Britishejv
as ha leaned back In his chair, "before'
we marry we arrange to settle a cer
tain sum upon the wife.'" "Yes, I
know," replied the American. i"But
with us it is after they are married
that a -certain .class settle everything
on the -wife and arrange to beat their
creditors." "Ah, I see. And how do
the creditors take it?" "They never
find anything to take."
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Watch little hamlets like Frisco,
Seattle, Los Angeles, San. Diego, Spo
kane and Portland get a liustle on
now. Tacomajis boasting that she
has the cheapest power in the world.
to a pan or box w,hich has been dust-
because she owns her own, power;
ed with fine starch. When cool itjs plam-AndJt's'soi
at .

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