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tions.'and some tastily sensational
details haVe been sprung.
Mrs. O. .H. P. Belmont is under
stood to be backing the chorus girl,
and Inez Milholland Boissevain is her
People say the doctor first saw
beautiful Henrietta in the chorus, and
induced her to leave the stage, and
study voice, with his financial aid
But the doctor himself says -Miss
Hossfeld was a friend of his father,
back in Wichita, Kans., and that, find
ing herself hard up in .New York,
where she had been five years a
chorus maiden, she came to him.
All stories agree that last winter
the girl began to live in Dr. .Arm
strong's house. "The doctor says she
must know he was married because
she lived in. the same house with
his wife. r i
But some time ago Doctor Arm
strong went away on a vacation, and
when he returned he found his pret
ty wife had torn up most of the house
furnishings and decamped. He has
found no trace of her since.
"If you can find a way for me, to
get a divorce," said Dr. Armstrong
to Inez Milholland Boissevain, "and
can prove to me that Miss Hossfeld
isn't crazy, I'll marry her."
SOFTENING THE BLOW
Chinese editors do their best to
soften the blow when they return
manuscripts. The rejection slip of the
"Tsin-Poo" reads like this: ,
"Most honored brother of the sun
and moon Your slave bows deeply
at your feet. I kiss the earth before
you, and I beg to be kindly permitted
to live and to talk.
"Your honored manuscript has
deigned to cast its light upon our
eyes. With rapture we have perused
it. Neyer have we beheld such wit,
such pathos, such learning, such ex
cellence. "With fear and trembling we re
turn the manuscript. Did we dare
to publish it, the president would is
sue a decree ordering us to take your
jewel as a model and never dare to"
publish anything inferior to it.
"Our long experience in journalism
teaches us that such pearls can be
produced only once in a thousand
years. Thatis why we must return it.
"We craye your forgiveness. Be
hold we are at your -feet."
CLUBWOMEN IN TEMPERANCE
Having disposed of suffrage, the
General Federation o'f Women's Clubs
is going to make "Prohibition" their
battle cry, and Miss Vida Newsom,
Columbus, Ind., will be one of the
leaders of the temperance movement.
"We must getTid of the liquor traf
fic, and with the vote we can do it,"
Miss Newsom told the biennial con
vention and 4,000 clubwomen ap
plauded the declaration