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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 11, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 14

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bewatched with interest by the the
atrical world.
He has bought the American rights
to a farce-comedy he saw in Germany
called"Sleepy-Theodore." (No rela
tion to T. R.) Woods says the play
is so good if s bound to succeed any
where it's shown, so sometime in
August he is going to produce it
simultaneously in New York, Chicago
and Boston. Casts are now being en
gaged for the three productions.
Chapter CXXVI.
(Copyright, 1914, by the Newspaper
Enterprise Association.)
When Dick's family had left after
having dinner with us and I had gone
to Aunt Mary's room, cheered her up
a little and tucked her in bed, I came
back to find Dick walking about our
httleitting room in a perturbed man
ner and smoking a big black cigar.
"Well, dear, what is the matter?"
I asked.
"I wonder if Aunt Alary would care
if we did not buy stock with all the
money Uncle John left us in his
will?" he asked abruptly.
"I don't think she would care what
is done with it, dear. As I understood
it, Uncle John left you that money
so that Aunt Mary would not feel
that she was really dependent upon
us for the care we give her. T know
she has money enough to keep her
well, but I presume Uncle John
thought that we would have more or
less to do with making her comfort
able and consequently he wanted
Aunt Mary to feel that at times she
might ask us for things that she
would not like to do if she felt en
tirely dependent upon our interest
and love. But what do you want to
do with the money, dear?"
"Well, you see, father rather ex
pected that Uncle Jotin would leave
his affairs in such a way that it would
be possible for him to put some of
Aunt Mary's money in his business;
of course, either letting her become
a partner or paying her 6 per cent in
terest. You know father's business is
a paying one, but it needs new blood,
and hethoueht when Jack came
home from college he would take him j
in and branch out a little. The way
it has turned out there is no money
available for this purpose, except that
five thousand dollars that Uncle John
gave us, and I heard Aunt Mary tell
you the other night that now I could,
take up the rest of my book publish
ing stock."
"She only said that, Dick, because
I had told her a lot about our ambi
tions, but I know that Aunt Mary
wants us to do just what we want to
do, and I am sure it is our duty to help
your father and your brother in every
-way we can. We are young and we
are getting along fine."
"Yes, I got my dividend for the last
six months yesterday, and it was 20
per cent. That will, give us five hun
dred dollars to pay on the block of
stock. You've been a splendid little
manager to live so carefully within
your income. Father thinks if he had
twenty-five hundred dollars he could
fix things so he could treble sales in
the next twelve months. That will
give us three thousand dollars to pay
on our stock."
"Don't you think, dear, that we
had better keep one thousand where
we can get at it, so if Dad should need
a little more we could help him out?"
I said this timidly, for I remembered
how angry Dick was- when I made my
last financial suggestions.
Dick thought it.over a minute and
then said: "Welir-. think I'll just
consult Mr. Selwin about this."
"That is the very thing you could
do," I said, "and I am awfully glad
we can do this for your people, and
I am sure Aunt -Mary will be glad,
I have always'felt that every one!-

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