The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, July 09, 1922, SECTION FOUR, Page 6, Image 60

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FAY BAINTER is to have a new
play in the autumn and "East
Is West" will be released for
When Leonore Harris sailed for
England on the Olympic a fortnight
apo, she was acting custodian of
the body of Barry Baxter, the young
English actor who died several
weeks ago as the result of an in
jury sustained in Chicago while act.
Ing in "Bluebeard's Eighth Wife."
Miss Harris was a member of the
cast of this play, and she and Bax
ter were close friends. Indeed, the
two had agreed some time back not
to book passage for Europe until
both could leave by the same boat,
and the hand of fate grimly granted
their wish- after all.
Sheila Terry, the diminutive danc
ing sar of the B. F. Keith circuit,
has married Roy Sedley, the leading
man in her act. They were, married
secretly in Los Angeles last week.
Sedley, whose home is in the Bay
Ridge section of Brooklyn, was been
leading min in Miss Terry's act the
entire season, and has been simu
lating the bridegroom who wins her
at the end of her little dance drama,
"May and December." Therefore,' in
the parlance of the theater, "he
didn't have to step out of his char
acter when it came to the actual
tying of the knot. Mr. and Mrs.
Sedley will continue their vaude
ville tour together.
They appeared in this act at the
Orpheum last season.
J. A. Johnson, manager of the
Pantages theater, promises one of
the best bills of the-season, com
mencing witk tomorrow's matinee.
Two headline attractions and, two
added attractions are offend on the
same bill. McLallen and Carson, in
"Oh, Sarah." and Carl McCullough
in "Bits of Travesty" are the big
type acts, while Billy Bouncer's cir
cus and Betty Bryon and William
Haig are the added attractions.
Jack McLallen is a lunmaker
whose original methods and sense
of humor have made him a favorite
in vaudeville, aad Miss Carson is
his charming assistant. Their of
fering is said totbe a hilarious conP
dy hit.
Carl McCullough is a popular
musical comedy star who has been
appearing in the Shubert produc
tions the last several years and he
Is returning in. new songs and
tories. He is a real entertainer.
Billy Bouncer's circus is a delight
to the children.
Byron and Haig are offering "The
Book of Vaudeville.", Marion GiWhey
in "By Proxy" and Gladys Greene
In "Vaudeville's Versatile Dancer"
are the other acts on the same bill
, .
"In Gay Paree" Is the title of the
merry international adventures of
Ed Armstrong and his Baby Dolls
Revue, which opens the third week
of their locqj engagement at the big
outdoor playhouse' at The Oaks.
Conceived as a fun vehicle this mu
sical comedy offering is most
timely. Armstrong himself leads
and directs the play. "In Gay Paree"
" will be presented all this week with
two shows a day.
The Duncan eitersare appearing
at the London Pavilion and while
their act is being generously praised
by the public and press, the young
women themselves are having Quit
a bit of explaining to do about a
story which they sent to the Ameri
can papers concerning their own
popularity. The prirls now say they
weren't responsible for the story,
which appeared some months back
In the Sunday edition of a New York
paper. This article alleged that the
Duncan sisters had been invited by
the prince of Wales to a dinner
given by one of the Vanderbilts in
London, and that the prince and the
king of Spain devoted the whole of
their time to these, vaudeville stars
and neglected the other guests.
The tory was not, of course, re
. peated. in the .London papers, but
those who had read it in the Ameri
can paper in question had told
others. Although R was regarded
as the ort of thing not worthy of a
direct official denial, there was
semi-official authority for a state-
ment which was published in one
. London paper to the effect that it
was absolutely without foundation
The Duncan sisters, in . order to
put themselves right with the Brit
ish public have now disclaimed the
authorship of the article, and they
have produced a cony of a telecgram
which, they say, they sent to the
' proprietor of the New York paper
protesting that what they told the
; reporter about the times they had In
England wag .not what was pub
', lished.
"Will you take the real story as
we gave It to your reporter?" they
asked. But they declare that noth
lng was done to put the matter
It is explained by the London
press that the Duncan sisters were
not asked as guests to tje Vander-
' entertainers.
A London exchange says that
Fanny Ward is in that city looking
about 16 years of age. The paper
recalls, somewhat ungallantly, the
fact that she has a daughter who
has been grown up for some years
and that she herself appeared at the
London Gaiety in J&94 in the orig
inal production, of "The Shop Girl."
And she not only looks youthful,
says the exchange, but preserves the j
energy of youth. She would also
appear to bear i charmed life. She
had a narrow -escape from death in
the small hours of one Mondav
morning. She had gone to London
to attend an evening party and was
motoring back to Maidenhead when
her auto, in the darkness, smashed
full tilt into a horse. The horse was !
sent flying some distance, the car I
swerved away momentarily out of
control and a wheel came off. Fanny
Ward and her party had the un
pleasant experience of being strand
ed for a couple of hours in an out
of-tbe-way place, but no bodily in
jury befall any of them.
Frank Bacon gave at the Black
stone theater last Saturday night
his 400th Chicago performance of
"Lightnin' " and the end, is not in
sight. It is now expected he. will
continue until October. As a sou
venir of the event Bacon gave to
each person in the audience a minia
ture copy of a bronze bust of him
self, j
Announcement has been made In
Washington, D. C, that Minnie Mad
dern Fiske will head the actresses'
committee of the national woman's
party during the coming campaign.
It is understood Mrs. Fiske will
speak in the party's behalf in towns
where she appears on tur with her
play and will direct work of other
actresses in relation to the party's
activities done through the medium
or the stage.
Mary Garden has been made chair-1
man of the gingers' committee of the !
national -woman's party. !
The organization has received a
check for $1000 from Mme.. Ganna
Walska, now in Paris. In a letter
Madame Walska says: "I came to
America a-s a Polish citizen, but 1 1
am happy to be an American citizen,
for your country has shown such
splendid recognition of women."
"They Like 'Em Rough" 'Feature
of New Hippodrome Bill.
Another especially fine bill is that
which opened 'at the Hippodrome
yesterday, .with "Around the Clock,"
4 pretty music and dance revue, as
the vaudeville headline attraction.
and Viola Dana in her new picture
teature, "TheyLike 'Em Rough."
The picture is somewhat different
from those In which Miss Dana has
appeared before, depicting her in a
more serious role and a more serious
play, but giving her a part which
has the vivacity and carefree dare
deviltry that she portrays in so ex
cellent a fashion. ,
"Around the Clock" has new ideas
in scenery and costumes and it
proved th,e stellar attraction in the
opinion, of the audience. There are
five pretty girls and a man in the
cast, all of whom nave pleasing
voices, are skilled m the latest dance
steps and present snatches of the
music of the .current Broadway
shows. 5 v
It is father a surprise -to' see "two
natty chaps in full evening dress
and billed as "Let's Sing'.' turn out
to be the athletic offering, but that
is what Ruetell and Hayes put over
on the audience and their act, both
in their introduction and afterward,
is fine. Their specialty is jumping,
air and ground somersaults and bal
ancing. "A Doorstep Romeo" is the title
of a smart playlet where Len Carle
is told by his sweetheart, Dolly Inez,
to go home, but fails to grasp the
hint. They chatter until 5 o'clock
in the morning, when the young fel
low walks to work with the girl's
Clever impersonation and some
good singing make up the act of
Jack Reddy, who is well known in
Portland for the excellence of his
Irene Edwards Brooks in musical
comedy at. tie Oak
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work in the cast. He gives his im
pressions of a drug addict in a man
ner that brings gasps to the audi
ence. Fred Gray's antics in "The New
Bellboy" comes pretty near sending
the audience into hysterics. He is a
comedian and an uiiusually funny
one. Jean Carpentier is his. pretty
partner, who delights the audience
with a number of selections on a
variety of instruments.
f ' -
Stellar Attractions Promised at
Pantages This Week.
The new vaudeville show opening
for the week at the Pantages thea
ter with tomorrow's matinee has a
1 AmftM Baftfetel
THE declarant, no less than the
adversary, is frequently in doubt
as to his discard, notwithstand
ing that he has the advantage of
seeing and playing the two hands.
When he is running with a long
established suit in the one hand he
is often compelled to make dis
cards from the other which are ex
tremely perplexing and call for the
utmost care. One false play and one
or more tricks may easily go to the
adversary to which he is not en
titled. Extremely clever play often
develops in this respect, as will be
seen from the following, all of which
are hands which have come up in
actual play:
10 5
A QB 6
V A 10
10 8 4
J 10 8 7
K Q 3 6 4 2
9 8 7
4 A
' K8
2, the dealer, bids . a heart, at
which declaration the hand Is
played. Should Z fail to take. ad
vantage of the situation as revealed
by his o,wn and the dummy's hand
he would lose four tricks (one trump
trick and three club tricks). Should
he, however, reason the Jllatter out
and play for discards before lead
ing trumps lie will take every trick
but one. Played in. this way, the
hand will go as follows:
S3 . Y
632 A B
J9762 Z
643 '
Trick. A . Y B Z
1.. 1 5 3 16 A
z 2 7 K
3 4 ,Q 9 .3
4 2 KM 7
5 7 Q4- 8 8
6 5 A 10 9
7 ... 3 7 A 2
8.. 2 4 K . 4
9..T B 8 10 K
10., 9 8 J Qt
11 8 6 Q J
12 6 10 J 9
13 J 6 A 6
Denotes winner of trick.
Declarant, seeing that clubs are
entirely against him and that both
he and dummy will be compelled to
follow three times should the ad
versary, who holds the commanding
trump, shift the lead t olubs, real
izes the expediency of postponing
the trump lead unless he has first
discarded his three clubs. -As be
tween his own and the dummy hand
he holds the three commanding dia
monds and the three commanding
spades and his own hand is short
in these suits, the opportunity offers
for getting discards in his own
hand on commanding cards led by
dummy. This, then, seems , his best
policy, and at
Trick 2, he having won the first
trick, instead f leading a trump
as many would do for the protec
tion of spades and diamonds, he
leads the king of spades, following
it at
Trick 3 with the small spade,
which dummy wins with queen,
Dummy , then leads his two com
manding diamonds and then his
commanding spade, declarant on
these three tricks discarding his
three clubs:. (The order of dummy's
lead is of no material' consequence;
the lead of the two diamonds be
fore the ace Of spades is because
there is slightly less chance in dia
monds than in spades of finding one
of the adversaries as well void of
the suit and In position to ruff. At
Trick 7, the declarant having
made all dummy's commanding
cards and , knowing now that he
can lose but one trick (the ace of
hearts) leads a trump fromN the
dummy hand. B, who holds the ace,
puts it up in the forlorn hope that
he may. make one at least of his
commanding clubs. Not so, however.
The declarant trumps and wins all
the remaining tricks.
This is known as the discard of
losing cards in' the one hand on
commanding cards In the other, in
order to be in position to ruff the
suit in which one holds the losing
cards. - This is an. extremely effeet-
sfej4 ''I!' If jjll
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number o ste-Jlar attractions said to
he of more than ordinary worth. It
promises widely diversified enter
tainment in the way of comedy,
singing and dancing. Two head
line and two added attractions are
all on 'the same bill. 'McLallen and
Carson in "Oh, Sarah", andvCarl Mc
Cullough in "Bits of Travesty" are
the headMners. .
Jack McLallen is a comedjan
whose methods are original and
whose sense of the Absurd is un
erring. He is a favorite through
out vaudeville, and his assistant.
Miss Carson, is a dainty young per
son gifted with a winning personal
ity and talent. Their skit, called
"On, Sarah," is said to be riotous.
Carl McCu'llougli is already known
in Portland and it is enough to say
that his mixture of songs and
stories is the most artistic and en
tertaining he has yet provided. In
a word, McCullough is an artist
whose efforts to entertain are never
without results. '
The two acts of stellar promi
nence are that of Byron and Haig
and Billy Bouncer's -circus. Betty
Byron and William Haig offer a
dainty and. artistic singing and dan
cing novelty called "The Book of
Vaudeville," which place's real em
phasis on the dancing. The act "is
charmingly staged.
Billy Bouncer is an internationally
known clown with a trampoline ap
paratus and the hilarity of his offer
ing reaches a climax when he in
vites the boys of the audience to
come on the stage and participate
in the "bouncing contest."
Marion Gibney is popular through
out vaudeville as a singing come-
ive play, the opportunity for mak
ing which develops more frequently
than the unobservant player would
To. be sure, had the declarant's
trumps been established he would
first have exhausted the adversaries
of trumps and then have played for
discards-. It was because the com
manding trump was against him and
that he was defenseless in one suit
that the play became a necessity.
Had he at once led trumps he would
have lost three tricks and fallen
short of game, making a score of
but 40 24 for tricks and 18 for
honors as . against 239 48 for
tricks, 16 for honors, 50 for little
slam and 125 for game.
Here is. a hand which illustrates
the importance of unblocking by
Q J 10 v
8 5 4 3 2
J 10 9 5 4
AQ J 10 9 6 2
The dealer, gets the declaration at
spades. Correctly played the hand
will be as follows: "
Y 7 6 5 4 S
A B 8 6 3 2
Z 4 9 7
. K5-
Trick. A Y B Z
1 J Q 2 7
5 4 A 8 K
3 5 K $ At
4 3 Q ? 6
6 8 J 4 J
6 9 10 5t K4
7. 7 8 ' 5 10
8. 8 4 K A
9..." . 10 2 6 Q
10...,..., 9 8 74 J"
11 .... Q 44 S 9
13....... 10 54 94 6
13 j A4 84 ,7 2
Denotes winner of trick.
Declarant, taking a rapid inven
tory of his two handssees that he
will make a grand slam if he can
get rid of his three losing diamonds
and make a successful finesse in
trumps. The only way he wcan -get
rid of his diamonds is to throw his
two commanding hearts on dummy's
commanding clubs, and then when
1 dummy finally leads hearts nf
which he will then hold command
. discard his diamonds. Accordingly,
A having led the jack of clubs, he
wins with dummy's queen, and at
Tricks 2 and 3 leads the ace and
king of clubs and to these tricks
throws his ace and king of hearts.
leaving dummy with the three win
ning hearts. This gives him just
the opportunity desired, and to these
tricks he clears his own hand of
This accomplished, he next leads
a, trump from the dummy hand and
finesses, knowing that if the finesse
is successful he will in. all prob
ability make all his trumps and thus
secure a grand slam. This is what
happened. King of trumps falls to
the ace on the second round of
trumps and the Blam is secured.
The player would 'have lacked per
ception, indeed, who would at once
have led trumps in the belief that
he must exhaust the, adversaries in
order to protect the commanding
cards in clubs and hearts held by
himself and his partner. .
-These examples should convince- a
player beyond the shadow of doubt
that the declarant should often post
pone the trump lead (even though,
as in the cases given, he holds de
cidedly the majority) until some
other object has first been accom
plished. While his policy generally
is to lead the trumps and to con
tinue the lead until the adversaries
have become exhausted, everything
depends upon developments and
disclosures from the two hands.
Here is another hand, the cor
rect management of which reflects
great credit upon the declarant.
While the policy he adopts results
in the gain of but one trick, it is
the trickwhlch insures game and
therefore has an, intrinsic value far
greater than that of the ordinary
trick. Besides, it is the one or more
tricks which are gained through
clever play that prove a player's
skill and entitle him to be ranked
as a thoroughly dependable and
sound player, the sort which is we)-
dienne and she has a new act that
she calls "By Proxy," which is said
to be filled with real laughter. She
mingles bright chatter with melody
and does her conception Of a vam
pire, which is said to be very funny.
Gladys Greene is known as
vaudeville's versatile dancer, and
she offers an artistic act in which
baltet, oriental, eccentric an jazz
dancing are introduced.
The Pant&gescope will show The
Adventures of Robinson Crusoe" at
matinee performances only, for the
benefit of the childrep, and both at
matinees and evening performances
Pathe News, Aesop's fables and the
topics of the 'day re shown.
Musical Comedy Feature Replete
With Interesting Situations.
The ambitious adventures of Pat
Flannigan and Abie Cohn, comedians
extraordinary, set the pace for the
third offering of the Armstrong
Baby Dolls Revue at the Oaks park
auditorium beginning with this aft
ernoon's matinee performance.
"In Gay Paree," the expectant "title
of the vehicle, is all that its name
Implies, and in the bands of the
players domiciled for the season at
the Oaks, Paris is Indeed the.radiat
ing center of supremely entertain
ing musieal comedy extravaganza.
Over here PatvFlannigan, an Irish
citizen, seeks the very best in edu
cation and sdcial achievement for
his son and daughter.' In the hands
corned as a partner and dreaded as
an oppopent. The tricks .which are
won by reason of one's particular
holding entitle a player to no con
sideration whatever:
- 10 3 2 '
10 5 4 2
A K.Q J 10
' K 9
J 10 7 5 3
The hand -goes as follows:
9 8 6 3 -'Y, 7
AJ8 A . B Q7654
96 " ' Z -4842
AKJ6 Q973
Trick. A . Y B Z
1..'. K 2 3 8
2 A 4 7 10
3 3 2 7 A
4 6 4V 24 K
S. .... 64 . Q4 44 84
6.':, 94 A4 84. 64
7. 8 5 4 JV
8., 9 K4 5 Q
9 8 5 9 ,T4
10 J 10 6 104
11 6 2 Q 74
12 A 3 7 9
13 J 10 Q K
Denotes winner of trick.
A leads king of spades and fol
lows with the spade ace, which de
clarant trumps. Declarant, holding
eight trumps fully established, at
first sight thinks he will have no
difficulty in going game, 'as he
counts upon five tricks in trumps
and five in diamonds. The fact that
the dummy blocks his diamond suit
does not disturb him, as he calcu
lates that three rounds of tramps
will disarm the adversaries, when
fre will be left with the thirteenth
trump with which to bring in his
two remaining diamonds after the
difmmy has led out his three com
mands. After trumping the adverse spade
at trick. 2 he leads a commanding
trump, to which all follow. He then
follows with another trump, con
fidently looking for the same re
sult. B, however, renounces, thus
masking A with another trump and
causing him, declarant, to see that
it will call for his two remaining
trumps to exhaust him. This is
where the average - player would
hopelessly fall down, as to continue
the lead until the adversary was
exhausted would be to leave the
dummy in command of diamonds
with no re-entry in his own hand
with which to regain the lead and
make the long diamonds.
There are many who would con
tinue the trumps in the belief that
there was no way to remedy the
situation, and that in any event
matiheu i.20
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of Ed Armstrong, Flannigan is will
ing to make any sacrifice that his
offspring may reign socially trium
phant. Fred tyeehan, as his son, and
Marie Rich,, as his daughter, sup
port him in his ambition.
However, In this town of X there
lives one Abie Cohn, a Hebrew (Dan
Friendly), who covets the top of
the Social ladder for his boy Charles
(Frank O'Rourke) and his daugh
ter (Ethel Edwards).- He strlved to
outdo Flannigan's efforts and in
itiates as mirth-quaking a series of
domestic and foreign adventures as
one could wish for in highlass mu
sical comedy. Overseas he goes,'
family and all, where, as the plot
progresses, Flannigan arrives a little
later with bag and baggage and son
and daughter into the bargain.
Paris, the city of pleasure, soon
houses these . international adven
turers and sees Intermarriages of
the Cohn and Flannigan families un
known to the parents. At a. gala
ball, given by a certain Mrs. Wax
taper, Flannigan and Cohn are num
bered among the guests and their
efforts as nabobs in their own right
bring the hilarity to the pinnacle of
Incidental to the laugh-provoking
chatter are numerous song numbers
introduced to spin the feet to mo
tion and the heart to happiness. Of
picturesque interest is "Circus Day"
as sung by Irene Edwards Brooks,
a Portland girl who has been de
lighting Oaks patrons with her focal
and Thespian abilities with the Arm
strong Revue.
the adversary would win a suffi
cient number of tricks as to prevent
his going game.
After carefully reviewing the situ
ation, declarant sees, however, that
by dropping the trump lead until
he has played two of dummy's com
manding diamonds he can then lead
dummy's remaining trump, aija on
the fourth round of trumps led by
himself discard dummy's command
ing diamond at the same time that
he exhausts the adversary and him
self remains in the lead with the
three long diamonds.
This he does, at trick 8 discard
ing dummy's commanding diamond,
and at tricks 9, 10 and 11 making
his three remaining diamonds.
I am asked as to the following:
The dealer has bid a spade, sec
ond and third players have passed,
and fourth player holds king, 8 and
6 of hearts, ace, king and 7 of clubs,
queen, jack and 9 of diamonds, and
ace, jack, 8 and 6 of spades. Should
he make a bid or should he pass?
There are threa policies open to
the player, none of which could
be considered unsound a pass,
knowing that the declarant would
be unable to game; a double, in the
hope the partner had a good sec
ondary bid to offer, or a bid of no
trumps on the three protected suits,
one of which is the adversary's suit.
The no-trump bid would perhaps
be the best policy, as the fact that
his partner has refused to bid does
not necessarily say that he has not
some " suit, which, with the aid of
his cards,, might not be established
and brought in. As he holds three
cards of three different suits, any
of which may turn out to be his
partner's suit, it . looks as though
this result might be attained.
As the dealer or second player
after, a pass would undoubtedly bid
no trumps onthe hand, there seems
little reason why, there being good
protection in the adversary's suit,
the no-trump bid should not be made.
Nationally Owned Western System
May Pass to Private. Hands.
Lathrop Stoddai'd . in Century"
Magazine. ., ,
In these days, wen government
ownership is widely advocated as a
panacea, it is interesting to observe
one important instance where the
opposite ' process is taking place.
The French government is appar
ently about to quit railroading.
For the last 14 years one of the
five systems into which the French
railroads are divided has been gov
ernment owned.. This system is .the
so-called Ouest Etate, which, as its
name implies, serves the western
sni i uncut
BETTY and Willie r-
.TS.iwiichoiw:an novelty
the, pop or vaudeville:
ujpiiNuT - i,N per;
part of France, including many of
the Paris suburban lines.
When the Western railway was
taken over by the French govern
ment it was thought of as an ex
periment to determine whether the
other railway systems should be
likewise government owned. The
experiment, however, never worked
well. Not- only was it run at a
financial loss, but its service was
notoriously the worst In France, so
that the Ouest Etat became a fa
vorite subject for cartoons and mu
sic hall comedians. Of late years
the drain upon the public treasury
has been growing heavier. Last year
the Parisian suburban lines alone
showed jieficit of more than 100,
000,008 francs. t
Spurred by urgent necessity to cut
out all waste, the French govern
ment began to consider this peren
nial leak in its finances. A parliamentary-commission
was appointed
to make a thorough investigation,
and its. report advocates the aban
donment of state ownership and the
turning over of the Western railway
system to a private corporation on
terms similar to those on which the
other French railway systems are
run." .
The Western system, it may be
remarked, ha a trackage of S&26
miles, out of. the total French rail
way trackage of 24,744 miles. Of
course the decision is still In the
hands of parliament, bat the state
of French finances is so kad that
the recommendations of .tire com
mission will probably be accepted.
MARY MARTIN besranMo keep
company with Dick Wentworth
when she was 19 and he 21. He was
a senior in college then and could
not think of marriage for some time
to come, as he was going to law
school for three years, and after
that it would be three or four years
before he could hope to earn enough
to support a wife. Mary understood
this, but she was willing to wait for
him, as in the meantime she was
needed at borne, and the salary she
received as stenographer . went
toward the care of her widowed
mother and three younger sisters.
By the time Dick would be in a posi
tion to marry Mary's younger sis
ters would be able to earn money
for themselves.
When Dick was graduated from
law school they became formally
engaged, and a modest little dia
mond sparkled on Mary's left hand.
Before this Dick's family father,
mother and sister Muriel, who was
seven years younger .than Dick-
had accepted his friendship wltn
Mary as a more or less casual mat
ter, and she was a welcome visitor
at their house. But after the en
gagement was announced their attl
tude changed subtly, although to all
appearances they were as friendly
as before.
Dick had gone to work for a
prominent law firm and received a
small salary at first. If he worked
hard and showed promise there was
a chance that some day he would
become a member of the firm. But
be was unable to save anything
toward his marriage. Muriel, rap
idly becoming a young woman, be
Kan to make demands for new
clothes, and Dick's mother Insinu
ated that it was time. Dick helped
out. So every time Muriel went into
town to spend a useless afternoon
shopping: or at the matinee she
called at her brother's office and
teased money from him. Then she
demanded a fur coat when his saU
ary was raised; then the living room
must be done over and refurnlsnea
so that Muriel might entertain her
young men friends in style; and
finally Muriel and her mother in
duced Dick to buy an automobile.
Dick's father was In moderate cir
cumstances and owned his home,
but did not feel he could afford the
expense of a car. Gradually every
cent that Dick earned went for fin
ery for his mother and Muriel. In
a futile endeavor to earn more
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money he worked nights and Sun
days, and brought work home with
him that kept him up until after
midnight. Mary tried to remon
strate, but the demands of the other
two women were constant and more
Then came the war. Mary urged
her fiance to go to Plattsburg. When
Dick, spoke of this at home there
was a scene; his mother and Muriel
almost went into hysterics. Finally
Dick was drafted. He and Mary
considered gettlnsxoarrled before
he went to camp, but there was an
other scene and more hysterics.
Dick mustn't think of such a thins :
his soldier's allowance and insur
ance must be made over to his sis
tar,, and there must be no wife to
have a claim on him. '
When the influenza epidemic
raged in camp Dick succumbed
among She first, his energy sapped
by the extra work he had been do
ing for te last few years. Muriel,
resplendent in the most fetching and
expensive mourning, sighed to Mary,
"It's better for you to have loved .
and lost, Mary, dear, than never to
have loved at all."
What would happen to Mary and
Muriel in fiction? The selfistt- sis
ter would be punished, of course
preferably by having as dilatory
and harassed a sweetheart as her
brother bad been. And Mary would
have crone on her solitary way in
subdued and remembering grief. As
it really havpened, Mary married
within a year, and is happy with a
young man who is unincumbered by
clinging relatives. And Muriel has
a fine husband, too, who provides
generously for her many extrava
gances. : J. M.
Fishmonger Advised by Owner of
. Dog to Whistle to Lobster.
Tit-Bits, London.
A Scotsman was -strolling through
the market place with his faitlfful
collie at his heels. Attracted by a
fine display of shell end other fish,
he stopped to admire, perhaps to
purchase. The dog wagged its tail
while his master engaged the fish
monger in conversation.
Unfortunately for the dog, its tail
attracted the attention of a number
of live lobsters. One of the largest
lobsters seized the tail, and the sur- t
prised collie dashed off through the
market, yelping with pain, while
the lobster hung On grimly. For a
moment the fishmonger was speech
less with indignation. Then, turn
ing to his prospective customer,- he
"Mon, mon! Whnstle to yer dog'.
Whustle to yer dog!"
"Hoot, mon," returned the other
complacently, "you whustle to yer
Negro .Laborer Fears Mistake.
Forbes Magazine.
Roy Simpson, a negro laborer, was
putting in his first day with a con
struction gang whose foreman was
known for getting the maximum
amount of labor out of his men.
Simpson was helping in the task of
moving the right of way and all day
long he carried heavy timbers and
ties until at the close of the day
he was completely tired out. Came
quitting (ime. Before he went he
approached the boss and said:
"Mister, you sure got me down on
the payroll?"
The foreman looked over the list
of names he held. "Yes," he said,
finally, "here you are Simpson
Roy Simpson. That's right, isn't it?"
KYaas', suh, boss," said the negro,
"dass right. I though mebbe you had
me down as Sampson."
Nevada Democrats Knock K. K. K.
RENO, Nev. Opposition to "any
and all organizations which hav
for their purpose the enforcement
of law otherwise than through con
stituted authority" is expressed U
the platform adopted by the demo
crtaic state convention. Speaker!
had urged that a stand be taken
against the Ku Klux Klan.