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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 17, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 14

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also to get a salary while hanging
round the show as bride-to-be during
the week. Afterward the midget
would have no more interest in me
nor I in him, and I would not have
to make home- happy for him. So
wheeled the Van Bugg baby down to
where the Admiral was posing on a
gaudy platform to look him over.
"This is him, Miss Dillpickles Ad
miral Atnm vniir finnoo " caiH ATr
" KiPKtfitv "AHmirjil vrm'rA p-ninn- tn
claim this lady as a blushing bride
in a few days." On his part, the dwarf
looked me over.
"Kind of undersized, ain't she?" he
said. For a little guy he certainly had
a huge opinion of himself. "But it's
all right," he added with a bored
yawn and a wave of the hand. "I'll
marry 'em as fast as they come."
So it was settled. I took the Van
Bugg baby home, announced that I'd
"joined out" with the sideshow, and
I'd have been fired anyhow.
(Copyright, 1914, by the Newspaper
Enterprise Association.)
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A number of people believe that the
position of the hands on dummy
clocks outside of jewelry stores indi
cates the hour of Lincoln's death.
But this is not the case. The hands
on dummy clocks almost universally
points at 8:17, while Lincoln was shot
at 10:20 at night and died at 7:22 the
following morning.
I remember in 1865 all dummy
clocks were made by one man, he
having a complete monopoly of the
trade. On the morning of April 15,
1865, he was at work in his shop
with his brush, when he got the first
news of the tragedy at Washington.
Glancing at real clock, he noted' that
the time was exactly 8:17. He imme
diately painted the hands of a dummy
clock on which he was at work so
as to indicate the time at which he
had received the news. From that
time he continued to paint all hands I
on his dummy clocks to indicate 8:17
and thereafter competitors who went
into the business copied his sign
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Washington, D. C. Countess de
Bertier, wife of the new French mili
tary attache, is attracting the atten
tion of the smart set by wearing the
latest creations of the Parisian mo

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