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The Mad Pace of a Century Ago
Nothing gives a tired world much more pleasure
than to see a prophet confounded; and a few days ago
the French Academy of Medicine furnished such a spec
tacle when it celebrated the 100th birthday of one of its
members, Dr. Alexandre Gueniot.
Dr. Gueniot was born in 1832, and the prophet to
be confounded was his own father. When the child was
born, the elder Gueniot wrote sadly to a friend that 1832
was a terrible year for anyone to begin a life; times were
bad and they would be worse, the modern era was rush
ing along altogether too rapidly for health, and a hope
of long life for the child was surely vain.
“This madness of speed is wearing out men," the
father wrote. “Only yesterday 1 saw a post chaise tearing
along. It makes one giddy! The horses were galloping
at more than five leagues an hour.
“Any everyone wants his carriage. The streets of
Paris are so congested that you must wait a long time if
you wish to cross them. Madness of the century, my dear
friend, for which men will pay in the brevity of their days.
My son, like his contemporaries, will not live to be old.”
Our enjoyment of this, of course, is intensified by the
fact that the good Frenchman never dreamed how
tremendously the “madness of speed” was to increase dur
ing his son’s lifetime, or how the congestion of the Paris
streets was to be stepped up. In a land of stage-coaches
and post chaises he saw too much hustle and hurry for
health; had he been able to get one preview of modern
Paris he probably would have died of the shock.
Put somehow things didn’t turn out quite as badly as
he had expected they would. The race managed to adjust
itself to a faster tempo. His son lives today, a thriving
And that, very likely, is the way with most of our
gloomy prophecies. We see things changing, and we feel
that they are changing for the worse, and we do not see
how our descendants can ever survive and he happy: but
the human race is pretty resilient, after all. and it always
manages to bounce back. Human affairs have a way of
working out better than we expfct.
A $1700 Joke
Whatever its sins may be, our federal bureaucracy at
least does provide us with laughs now and then.
To Postmaster General Walter F. Brown we are in
debted for the latest; and let no man say that it might
not have been worse.
Uncle Sam buys for this cabinet officer's use—at a
price of $1700 in cash and eight old department cars—a
shiny new limousine. Then, behold—the cabinet officer
cannot ride in it while wearing a top hat! The roof is too
low, or possibly the hat is too high. So a brand-new car
must be bought, and the other one can be set aside for the!
use of such bureaucrats as do not happen to have silk top
pers on their heads.
All of this, coming at a time when the federal gov-’
eminent is obliged to save every penny it possibly can. is
just the sort of thing to provide the democracy with in
The C hristmas Carol
NEW YORK—On a recent af
ternoon, something of a rituil
might have been observed in
progress .n the quiet, somnolent,
crypt-like library which houses
the fabulously valuable book col
lection of J. Plerpont Morgan.
In keeping with a holiday cus
tom of many years standing, cer
tain trusted librarians went to a
certain niche and took therefrom
a manuscript. It was the or gina.
edition of Charles Dickens
"Christmas Carol." Each year, the
great money king sends for this
classic and meets again Tiny Tim
and all his associates. The touch
in? story is read at legist onoc t«»
the gra.idch ldren and children
and. I am told, re-read in the
sJence of a study.
There are. one hears, hundreds of
manuscripts which Morgan owns
but rarely sees; buying them as a
c. Hector of originals and first edi
tions. rather than as a reader. Bui
ine Dickens pages are never over
• • •
l anarv Lover
This is but one note in a long
| collection I started recently on
.he interesting human slants and
hobbies of the famous.
Arturo Toscanini, perhaps the
j greatest living symphonic directo*.
' lias heard and directed the finest
' voices of the world But he loves
I the songs of canaries and breeds
them. Whenever the musician »
j in New York he g-.ves them hours
of attention and. when in Italy or
on the road, boards hts pets with
trusted friends. They live in a
nud-town hotel and seem to thrive
Then there is Jose Iturbe. the
great Spanish panist whose hands
| are amazingly nimble on pifcno
keys, but who—in off hours—uses
them to tinker with machinery. He
haunts garages and climbs under
cars and tinkers with automobiles.
The jaguar pet of Lily Pons.
1 Metropolitan pnma donna, has
I long since become famous. She
moves it with her wherever she
goes and it gets the small atten
tions of a gentler pet. a beauttfui
j animal, she never wrearies o:
, watching it and exhibiting it to
• • •
| Stan and Animals
But Joseph Lherlnne, anothei
famed pianist, is a.i astronomer oi
real consequence No mere tyro,
la haunts observatories whenever
j he is in the neighborhood of one
i and it was he who. one fine eve
, *ung. discovered the little known
novae aquilla. a seldom-seen sta*
He Is prouder of this, one is tn
.ormed. than of his great success
as a musician
Ernest Hemingway, tne author
or. the other hand, gees in for fish
ing and cooking. After living in
France for many years, he moved
to a little colony on the Florida
coa,st where the tarpon, yellow-ta 1
and swordfish were to be found.
His gastronomic gesture is best ex
pressed in a crrtaJn spaghetti
sauce which he learned to make
!n Lta,\y and *hlch he introduceo
to Hollywood, when hus Farewell
to Arms was being made.
* Van L'lw' creator 0: a new
(h'Jl1 a n* fci?r-Vu t:' ,*V raLS<*S
dcg.s. and Katherine Cornell, -first
iad'. ol the stage." has some tin*
N^cimens of dachshunds. Dorothv
G.sh. who dwells m Gramcrci
Pa.It. goes in for <j.gy and
.anev sweaters. Thornton Wilder
Euro™» rT1fJI' ™ acroL:
Europe walk with Gene Tunnev
who also likes the open road.
Rare Book Fancier
ind nil ^ *a,K!er; ^ Heifetz,
and al. the Rockefellers colleen
Zanr G;e>. as the worla
knows, is another deep .sea ffcn
™!L?nd Harpo Marx hA& a bi>
collection of red wigs. The late
William Morris was an autogrami
southern"* Ji,UllHt fVt<>rs!l-n studio
southern darky dialects
My own collection of natw
match ptuu., by thc
use a .ew out-of-town additions!
If Junior us skeptical of Santas
delivering all ihe Christmas gifts
dont let him talk to the mailman
He seems to be burdened with
doubts about it. too.
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By EL PH1LUPB
the beer radio iioir
< "Several big brewers are holding
radio auditions so that with the re
turn of beer they may have a suit
able radio program to present in
an advertising campaign.'1 — News
Theme scng. "Old Heidelberg."
Announcer—Good evening, ladies
and gentlemen. This evening the
progra of the Excelso Beer Cor
poration. maker of that fine Full
Flavored Quality Brand Bier, comes
to you again over a national net
work. We are presenting again this
evening those enimitable comics of
the air. the Bungstarter boys. Gus
and Fmu. The next voire you hear
will be that of the Excelso Be'-r
master of ceremonies, Philip Mc
Mr. McC an—Hello, everybody I
'He telb several jokes taken from
Major Josnh Miller's Collection in
tiie Henry Ford Museum of Anti
ques'. But now 1 want you to hear
these stars of the air. those boys
who have made beer a househouli
word, tiie Bungstarter Boys. Oka ».
'The Bungstarter Boys do their
Muff while the great unseen aud
it nee -oes to sleepi.
Mr. McCann—And now. folks,
just a word from F.ddie Wurzburg
er, station announcer.
Mr Wurzburger—Physicians and
scientists agree that good beer is
the very backbone of a long and
happy life. It is wholesome, appetiz
ing and nutritious. Excelso Beer is
made from carefully selected hops,
raised i nder glass. It preserves the
gums, rases the throat and give-,
you that savoir falre so necessary
in polite • jciety. Excelso Beer comes
wrapped in cellophance. which pre
serves its superfine flavor. See ycur
brewer at least twice a week!
Mr McCann—Tlianks, Bill. And
now folks, as the next feature o?
the Magic Sawdust Hour I give you
Prof. Ludwig Sehnorkenwurtz's Ger
man Band, an organization of 100
musicians who have played in every
alley in America, professor, pass the
pretzels . . .
Professor Schnorkenwurtz— Dank
The band plays the following pro
1— "The Stein Song "
2— "Down Where the Wurzburg -
3 Waltz Me Around Again.
4—"Sweet Adeline **
• • •
Announcer You have been listen* !
•ng. folks, to the Excelso Beer pro
gram. presented by the Excelso
Beer Cor;x>ration. makers of Amer
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made from sunkissed hops, grown |
under the ever-watchful eyes of i
America's most discriminating hop
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has a satisfactory tang that defies
imitation The highest quality ol
fine hops blended to a distinctive
flavor. People who value their
health insist on Excelso Beer. Ask
your grocer for a keg today. And
now until next Tuesday night at
this same heur Au revoir. Are v.i
"The time has come," the Herbert ;
•To have a debt review;”
•You'll jwtrdon me.' the Franklin ,
“I’ll leave all that to you!”
• • •
Well, the president says M'
Roosevelt has flatly refused co
operation on the big debt huddle
and Mr. Roosevelt says that h
hasn't. The president-elect insist
that he is not opposed to Mr. Hoov
er's going ahead with his proposed
studies of the debt situation air
"keeping me advised cf progress.1'
but that he doesn't want to com
nut his administration in advance
• • •
In plain English. Franklin hold
that he dc"n't succred Herbert ic
fire chief until March and there i
no sense in rushing in to get hi
fingers burned ahead of time.
Few people understand th' dti- J
ferrnrr between toxin, antitoxin,
and toxin-antitoxin. When a horse
is injected with the poison which j
diphtheria germs develop, he de- |
velops in his blood a substance
which opposes the poison of the i
dlptheria germ. The poison is call
The material in the blood which
opposes the poison of diphtheria u>
antitoxin If a child does not have
enough of this antitoxin in its
blood to overcome diphtheria infec
tion. the physician gives it antito
xin to help it. If a child has been
exposed to diphtheria, and it is nec
essary very promptly to give it
romething to help it ward off the
disease, antitoxin may be injected.
However, this antitoxin does not
protect for a long period of time.
It must be remembered that it has
been elaborat d in animals and not
in the patient s own body, and that
therefore its effects wear olf in
about three weeks.
Ot course, if a person has diph
theria. the antitoxin, when injected,
helps to overcome the disease and
when the person recovers he has
developed In his own body his own
antitoxin, which is one reason why
no one seems to have this disease
If one is injected with small doeses
of toxin or poison, he builds up re
sistance to diphtheria in his own
bedy. if it is desirable to stimulate
his resistance-building factor still
more, it is necessary to give him
larger doses oi toxin. However, such
procedure would be unsafe.
Therefore, it is customary to add
antitoxin to the toxin, which pre
vents it from working harm, but
does not prevent the body from re
sponding to the injection of the
toxin by building up more resis
tance Toxoid is merely toxin de
toxified by the addition of formal
Few people realize the back
ground of the way in which the
body opposes disease. The process
is called immunization. The terms
vaccination, inoculation, injection
and similar terms refer to the fact
that the substance is being put into
the body in order that the body
build the materials to oppose it.
.MACHINES THE TECHNOCRATS MKiHT DEVELOP
■ ■ •
Iflow ABOUTA MACHINE TO MAKE:
W THE ttOAP MOo PUU ove*:
“ 1 " i i I
7h\ boon to the.
Iia DCOCE THAT vwiu.
tiO SwuT THE BEWUJOM X
'NlMC'OW AND TUCM \
DM THE STEAM OM
ZERO vORMiMGSt^^ ==**
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NO HOW ABOUT A
GADGET TO 5A^E
GuACD TXC ?OOt»- .
-Be a imchi ifc\
THAT would \
SOLVE. OLXLTAY \
AuO ML PBDtUM^
KOe>QT TO 11-4
at k*Gnr ii> another.//
The election settled another an
noying question: where Dolly Gann
The government plans to forbid
transatlantic stunt flights. But the
venturesome still can go rabbit
hunting on the first day of the sea
When Pres. Hcydled of the Na
tional League asked that his salary
be reduced, club owners promptly
granted the request. The play was
scored as a sacrifice hit.
• • •
Money talks, but when It comes
to war debt cancellation Uncle Sam
prefers the cash before the conver
• • #
Oumdrops and taffy are rivals in
a comeback race, the confectioners
report Remembering somewhat
ruefully the luck we used to have
pulling for taffy, were inclined to
play gumdrojis to win.
• • •
One way for a man to convince
his wife that he keeps no secrets
i — “ ’
from her is to let her know that the
Kansas supreme court ruled the
ether day that the “back-seat driv
er not only has the right but tiu
duty to interfere in motoring.
• • •
Our government should subsidize
the theater, says Yeats, the Irish
playwright. Then, maybe troops
could be used against those folks
who have a habit ot interrupting
the first act.
• • •
Another childhood idol passes.
Our few surviving brawny smithi
have gone to puttiug rubber ilioes
on horses, the softies!
• • •
If that coal bill worries you. re
flect on your Uncle Sam. He's run
ring into debt 16000 a minute!
• • •
If the average man devoted as
I little thought to his business as he
does to matrimony, says former
Judge Ben Lindsey, hed speedilj
go bankrupt. Had anyone noticed
any undue delay?
• • •
They frown on ball players plat
ing the ponies, but it's all right at
this time of year for managers to
plank down $25,000 or so lor a
premising bush league rookie.
j Quotations |
I fancy that a plant louse embed
ded in a lilac bush has great trouble
in explaining the lilac bush, to say
nothing of the plant kingdom.
—Dr Harloa Sbaplty. director of
• • •
Prohibition is not a failure. Most
of our educated t>eople have ceas
ed to use alcohol.
—Dr Charles M Sheldon, minister
author of "In His Steps/'
• • •
I can't feel that the public today
lias any particular Interest In
science. The present pace is too fast
for the man on the street even *o
catch all the newspaper headlines.
Dr Albert Einsiein. German
• • •
From the successful marriage
standpoint. It is desirable that a
husband should hate had at least
one love affair before lie buys the
marriage license—but six or seven
would be better.
— Prof. Erdman Harris of Union
Theological Seminary. New York
BY RAYMOND BROOKS
. • — «/• • • ai%« *
his oath of office as state super
intendent of public instruction Jan
16 or 17. according to plans mad"
during his holiday visit to his fu
ture offices in the state capitol.
He has resigned his school su,>
ertntendency at Waco effective Jan
In Austin, he did not indicate
whether he will k:ep any of the
skilled cuerical personnel of the
department, or will make a “clean
sweep" in the state o'fice. Ma;.\
of these work?ra have been on lh*»
icb for years, and particularly well,
informed of the duties and routine
of the various desks.
It was assumed that Supt Woods
will replace all the adminlstrai e
division heads of the depart.ueur.
with thor? who worked with and
for him. His opponent was in the
oifire, and so far as any of ..
ecutives had anything to do with
the camna^n, they supported the
man who lost.
• • •
Wood* in all probability 1* Uir
last person who will be elected rta’e
superint ndent In Trxas. For sev
eral years .*ln~e th*- board of edu
cation was converted from a rlg
ure-he?.d ex-cfficio group of sta?e
officials. Into a responsible board of
overlapping terms and non-political
interests, th; school people of Ha
state have demanded that the
“manager system” be installed here,
as in the highway department. *he
health department, the game de
partment and other branches in
short, that the board shall appoint
the executive head of the deoa-t
mem. and take him out of pottle*.
It appear* su^h a move will prevail
in 1933 or 1934.
• • •
In the next couple of weeks 4ni|
dred* of applicants for offices
jobs in the legislature will run
with hundreds of lobbyists, fcoth
reaching Austin ahead of the law
makers. There are about 225 jobs
even in a lean year -around and *n
the legislature, and always five or
more applicants for every lob. Cam
pagin* for election as chaplain chi ‘f
clerk, reading clerk, calendar and
journal clerk, donrkeeiier and ser
geant at arms of the house, and the
same officers except secretaries in
in place of chief clerk and readm.'
clerk, in the senate, have long been
The lobbyists somehow feel the
must be on hand when the earliest
bird of the 181 lawmakers arrives
at the statehouse.
An incoming member has a hatd
time. First he Is grappled by two
or mor candidates for speaker:
then a fringe or applicants for plain
jobs engulfs him Then the main
candidates for the elective offices
of the legislature swarm about him;
then the lobbyists all want to con
vince him they are friendly, tn.st
worthy and not poison. Sometimes
even a constituent shows up.
hegin iikhl ion.it
When elderly AMDS PKAHOUV
falls i<> kla death from the accord
■ lory hnlroay of IUM A \ Lltll.l. A
l.'ing Island home I.IMiA lorn'*
wife, belles rs It la murder Pen
body mi her enuala Hashing ta
thr balcony. I.lndn feels •omrlklai
thrown about her throat, almost
alrnnglra and faints.
*>hr and lorn deride to nretend
4'ouala Amos' death waa an neel
deal, meanwhile demoting them
arises to solring thr crime. They
hate fonr gotafs. all of whom be.
come ausprrfst MX. STATI.AMI
EH. business aaaoelatr of Tom'a.
CtlTAIA Ilf vus. handsome llel
glam M AUI IN I’ll ATT. former
•altar of l.tnda'ai and MAN
sit At GIINEASKV. Irish writer On
one iirmr nod then another Ihr
guests are persuaded to finish ont
their svrck-rntf slsit.
I.inrln finds Ike towel with whies
the ntfempi was made to strangle
her t identified hy n smear of sun
burn ointment) In Slailnndrr'a
bathroom. Tom. auaplelous of
Nhnughnessey. segrehes his room
Ihr Irishman discovers this and
to art matters right Linda tells
him the whole story, ashing him
to help solvr the myalrry
.lust before dinner Sunday eve
ning I.lndn la nlone with Slai
Inndrr She la Inattentive until
ahr hears him auy that when
f'ouain Amoa waa found dead lie
I’os appeared from the fnr end of
Ihr hall Instead of hla own room
This meant lie A os must he the
guilty mnn. fllnnrr Is announced
and Linda has no opportunity tn
tell Tom what she has learned
He A os appears and Tom saya
“Sorry. I'll hnse to keep yon %vnlt
tng a moment.*' A little Infer fkry
both drpnrl. The telephone rings
and I Indn answers. Upturning she
trlla her gueata. -That waa poller
hrndqnartrra. Mr. llel os la going
fit he arrested—fnr murdering
< ouain Amoa.*'
NOW GO ON WITH THE ITOR1
hkl SUPPOSE It I leave you two
* young Idiot? alone you'll talk
all night.” Kathleen Averttl. stand
log in the doorway. surveyed her
son and his wife with marked dis
favor Tom looked away guiltily
and Linda. sitting up In bed. smiled
"We will - she said. "But. Katb
leeu. don’t you see I've got to? It's
the one thing 1 need. I'll burst If
I don t."
“And you'll be sick If you do
Well —I've nothing to say about It
Torn won’t be turned nut and once
you get him alone be hasn't the
backbone of a jellyfish.”
"Backbone! I wish you’d seen
him.” cried Linda Indignantly, “go
ing off all by himself with that
“Don’t!” Under her delicate, be
coming rouge Tom’s mother turued
white. "I shan’t sleep a wink to
night and you're a—a monster if
"All the more reason—"
"There s no reason In you—either
of you." Ashamed of her momeo
tary weakness. Mrs. Averill spoke
sharply “It was a crazy thing to
do and it's a wonder you re both
alive to tell the tale Now don't
argue with me. Rosie's tiled me a
shakedown in the nuriery and If
you have hysterics or any of the
things you should have after such |
an experience bang on the bath
room wall and I'l! wake right amy ;
That Is. If I’m asleep.” she added
hastily, “which I doubt i shall be
And she firmly closed the door
behind her. leaving neither of them
at all misled as to her real anxiety
“She’s a lamb. Isn’t she?** com
mented Linda, settling herself lux
uriously among the cushions "But
oh. Tommy—I thought I nevet
would have you all to myself! Now
for heaven's sake. talk. I'm frantic
to know all about It."
“Are you sure you ought?"
"Don't be an absolute goat! Do
you want mo Just to curl up and
“Heaven forbid!" He still found
it difficult to do anything but look
at her rather hungrily. “Where
'‘hall I start?"
“At the beginning. That Is. we
went downstairs and that Stat
lander man caught you and yon
went off to the garage. What 1
don’t see. Tom. Is how you knew
because I found out while you were ;
gone—and you thought it was poor
“Poor Marvin—poor me! 1 was
having tits talking tennis to that
man and thinking you d got the
goods on him somehow and that i
had to leave you and drive UeVos
to the Ftoners. How did you tlnd
“One of those 'little things. Stai
lander was rambling on and sud
denly he said something about the
nursery. I was woolgathering but
I made him repeat what be said
and In that humorous, careful way I
he went over it again About now
curious It was that when 1 col
lapsed In Cousin Amos’ room. Mr
DeVos appeared from the other end
of the ball—our end I never did
know how he got on the subject.
That bit me. Tom. just like a reai
blow | couldn’t get my hreatb ,
There It was—the small thing w» d
been waiting for. I thought I must
get to you—and then dinner was
ready and Marvin came down and
Mr. Statlander had a sudden hi ot
manners and went off to get you I
was so full of excitement and sus
pense 1 thought I'd pop! While
vou, poor dear—"
• • •
kk/^U. I had Marvin picked for the
guilty one. all right. I was
afraid to look at you and all the
time you were waiting to set me
right If 1 did!"
“That meal was ghastly. I kept
waiting to bear his step- id the
hall and when I did and he came
and stood behind me—' But then
Tom something hit you You start
ed to get up perfectly cheerfully
“Binks—H came over me and i 1
nearly gave the whole show away
right there, tie stood there imll
ing. with his eyes sort of droopy— |
you know—and a little mocking,
somehow, as if ne knew something
I didn’t 1 see now be has looked
that way all the time but I lust put
it down to his cool, superior foreign
“But. Tom. what-?"
“Oh—his white shirt front,
"That was It—what 1 saw front
the raft, the something 1 couldn't
locate. As soon as I saw nlm there
it came back to me 'n a flash l
saw bint lust the way 1 did then
only not so far away. You see
Marvin dad been in undershirt and
trousers and Stailauder In a terry
cloth bathrobe but DeVos hadn't
undressed that night. He had bis
coat of! and a long, dark robe ou
bu* from the raft 1 caught that
splash of white horseshoe shaped
It stood out from the black rest ol
him. lu daylight it lust looked
wrong But I never could place If ,
“He didn’t undress? But—"
“Yes. He must have lied to you
You told me that when he talked
about it with you he said he un
dressed and ^at and dozed in the
nig chair by the window—"
m m m
‘tTTTAIT a moment, Tona. He
dirln l quite say that but I
did have lhal itnpiesslon " She \
hugged her knees and bent her
head on them in concentrated eflori 1
to frrtig ha< k rhe «MCt words ‘Hr ;
said ‘I made myself comfortable In
the chair by the window and doted
oft there— That was it. Tom I !
misled you. When be said 'made
myself comfortable. I took It for
granted he meant he undressed and
repeated to you that way. Tm
"That was perfectly natural. I'd
have gone on the same assumption
I suppose be took off bis dress coat
and put on the bathrobe. Now |
think about it. i remember some
thing else that should have told me
a lot When he Joined us In Cousin 1
Amos room he had a very long
robe on and It was drawn close
across bis chest lapped way over
Of course that hid the wnite shirt
front and made him look entirely
"How—how did he take ft?" Id
eoiuutanly Linda shivered violent
i> and immediately bis baud war
laid over hers.
"He was violent?"
“Clear oft his nut. I told vou
it d lie all a bunch of us could do
to manage whoever it turned out
to be w-hen the time came fbey
sent four men- thought 1 was
crazy when 1 called but somebow I
put It over and wt needed every
man of them. It wasn't a pretty
”1 suppose be killed Buntyf”
“He laughed about it—leered at
me—for caring about a fat old dog.
i suppose He was a maniac. Binka
Yes. be went out that night and
• • •
•tCUFFFRED from Insomnia. An
other thing I forgot When
we met to the city at the office
early in the week be spoke of It—
said be always slept badly In hotels
It was lust an allusion and i forgot
all about It Added to this blazing
heat—this sort of spell always
strikes a European as direct from
bell—be was probably all keyed up
from at least two and perhaps three
or four nights without sleep. Tbe
first night be went out and roamed
around—and Bunty suffered tor It 1
You can imagine shed be right on A
the lob with an unknown prowling *
about after midnight, poor spunky
little cuss! Then tbe next night
aTter the row at the club and the
dance he came buck t» that not
room -It wta the worst night of ail
>ou know—and knew he badn t a
chance In the world to sleep. So
he lust made himself comfortable
in tbe chair and probablv sat there
brooding over the quarrel and the
insult he endured from Cousin
"And the door went rork-rork
"His window was parallel wilt
that dour and he could hear tt
•ourler than anyone •!«*."
She sighed "Well—Tom-we did
it Thank heaven ft's over!"
“But by a very narrow margin,
he added soberly 'The chance r»
mark of Statlander and my im
preaslon of the shirt front"
“Speaking of Mr Statlander—’
Linda's Impish grin was. In a mo
mem. as dauntless as ever “You're
not very complimentary about your
senior, are you. darling?"
“Wall, he la an old fool. He’s
made more trouble, unnecessary
“Have you talked It over wttb
"Lord. yes. We’ve all bashed
and re-bashed After you pulled the
faint—don t be peevish, honey, you
had plenty of provocation and no
body blamed you! Shaughoessey
turned you over to Kosle anr* the
called up mother, and the two of
them bundled you off Meanwhile
our Irish friend had the time >1
hia young life -a grand yarn to tell
and an audience that was pop-eyed
with excitement When I got back
dogiired. dishevelled and sick
with worry about you they all reli
••n ae like wolves to hear the end
ol the story "
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