MBUT a dog can't stand with his forc-
feet on a wave." said one of the
course. that is really the joke, but it
men from composing-room. Of
chagrins us to have to explain. Anlh
how. the nice respectable chap in the
box scat thinks it's a good one.
We know of s digniiied professor who
had 9. minor part in a symbolic play.
The play was very symbolic, and its
crucial moment occurred when a statue.
the hero was supposed to have made,
suddenly flew into bits in a sorter spon-
tnneous combustion. Of course, it wasn't
really spontaneous-t‘‘ ’ is where the
professor came in. He was concealed
behind the plaster Paris statue snd.
armed with ahammer, was to whack the
piece of sculpture on certain spot
which was guaranteed to cause it to ny
At the proper time, when the hero was
making an impassioned speech, the pro-
sieeved, hammer in hand. he knelt there,
an incongruous figure, and so confused
was he at the turn of events lhathz did
not get to his feet. but crawled out on
his hands and knees,to the protecting
ings. . hey couldn't iinlsh the
symbolic play that night. . They had to
give a new performance t is next eve-
ning. when people had stopped laughing
PEAKING of minor characters, there
are modest actors who actually de-
sire quiet, retiring parts. We saw an
ad only this morning: ’
Wanted-By actor. role in drama;
small part preferred, such as dead
body or voice outside.
I‘LlSAF You are going to like LisL
You are going to think about that
story and save this Ledger Just to read
it over again. You'll have more than
one explanation of the ending.
And one unusual story in
mystic land who is looking for a certain
Hccula. But Aloysius manages to mix
things up pretty hopelessly!
There never was another game of hil-
liu-ds like the game which Clinton H.
Stagg describes in “That Terriilc Run."
The only disappointing thing about the
male Ledger readers
will Agree) in that the author is a it
indefinite about the nineteen cuss words.
We should like especially to knoiv the
lneteenth. which he learned from the
YOU will not have proceeded this fu-
ln your first casual perusal of the
noticing a certain
editors this week.
lamentable lack of originality--tlrey ac-
Junlly repeat the same phrase ongvgry
-Corning-in Three Weeks-the Great
Mystery Number of the Ledger?"
’ seem ov
Perhaps it will have no pages and just
a cover, or no cover and Just pages, or
maybe a cover and ptges. but no types
any of these kinda of Ledger would
prove rather mysterious. Again, it might
be that. Those Erratic Editors will print
lice gossipl Anyhow, we ad ise you oi.
to pretend you take the slightest inter-
est in r old Mystery Number t
least we hope a numb
and tell them it is not in the least mys-
terious. “'9 should like to see their
faces when they read l
Entered u Inmnd-clan matter June
act of Mnrrh 8. H79
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Greenwich Village Outdone
HE vogue in New York literary cir-
I cles is now. and has been for
some years past. to
rec” in Greenwich Village.
own is “gar-
that part of
ton Square. Here
artists find they must live, in order to
derive the maximum of New York‘: "at-
mospheric" life, and here they secure. if
successful. one of the garrets which en-
terprising landiadies and landlords rent
out for prices ten times more than they
, it is said that the more dilapidated
the building. and the less paint it has.
desirable that garret becomes. Garrets
in certain old houses with a pronounced
foreign aspect have been known to rent
to rich society women-during the few
months in which these women wish to
parade as “bohemla,ns” for as high‘ as
$150.00 per month. This, of course, rep-
phere." and what is called “eclat.”
> color effects e ob-
tained by “bohemians” who have talent
enough to decorate their garret in some
freakish manner. Some have painted
the ceiling sky blue with a great sun
in the middle and the walls as tho they
were great tufts of grass with giant
sunflowers rearing their heads near the
molding. This has the peculiar effect
of making the occupants of the room
eem unymto seem. in fact, like tiny
insects stationed in a clump
Other effects are also striven for, such
a painting up the garret bright red
from top to bottcrn, and of pointing
stripes around the walls.
It remained. however, for two Chicago
writers, a. contributor to the Ledger. and
his wife, to create a “literary gnrret"
the opinion of
several acquaintances of the Editor who
who wished it
to write and to paint and to entertain
friends. managed to secure this space
at a less rate. in an cqually “foreign”
atmosphere, and at a. less expenditure of
oney an that given out by any of
NEW York’! literati. >
The Editor. when he first saw the
garret," was a little appalled. He
climbed. by invitation. five dig to of
stairs in an old Italian tenement hu d-
in: situated in Chicag
Most of the hall wallpaper was pee rig
One floor seemed to be Irish, for
hurthe nationality seemed to'change
further up, for the next floor gave forth
the indisputable odor of red wine and
sphagettl. The room itself was the front
one of a little three-room fiat. which
rented for only $0.00 per month. It was
dusty: its windows were streaked
The door was mud tracked, the wall-
paper was garish and Cobwebs hung in
all the corners.
The drst thing these people did Win
to get in E. scrub woman, and thoroiy
clean up the place, washing the wood-'
work and the floors. They closed up
two of the rooms and ndlocked the doors
of the third room. Then they dusted the
ceilings and walls. The wall paper.
W Jeks-- The A
garish as it was. was on tightly. so they
bought ii. quart of bright yellow paint. a.
Wit the last three cane, era was
mixed an unimitsble purple, which, set
alongside the yellow. seemed like the
purplish shadow of I great forest con-
trasted with A sunbeam in the name
They then proceeded to lay out the
entire ceiling nd 5 into giant
his done. the!’ painted every
e bright yellow.
purple. The eff
no startling-that it is difiicult for the
who saw the progress of the
read)‘. it ,
room of an Italian tenement to an actual
studio. V . 5” I. L‘ I
rent map was placed on.the wall
with thumhtacks-one which this author
could use to layout exciting. intricate
detective stories staged in the great city.
Around the map was tacked I. wooden
rame, and around the frame B. bright
scarlet band at least three inches Wide
rim was enameled a bright re .
The few pieces of furniture were
scrubbed and enameled in all the colors
chair held an it I
nothing so much as I c of war
camouflage. A tiny footstooi was painted
but colored so t It its legs
seemed to he the green stems of some
strange footstool growing plant.
decorated. one with b
cubes, one with green triangles on s
The swivel chair was painted in various
colors, but the seat was made wk,“ .
with a. great black cross on it,
The drapes of the windows were ma 9
of simple Yellow and purple cheesecloth,
each han was soldered ll. tiny aqua“
of tin, which was enameled jet black
Th floor of the room was then pairitgq
was a. Javanese straw
rug with five great circles of blue and
Every one who has seen this sarret
has voted it as far surpassin e much
"touted" Greenwich Village “gari-eta" at
e York. but every one isn't in the
secret of how little it cost. but the Edi.
tor of the Ledger. ‘
funny thing‘, tho. The owner at
it daily for hil
table which contains his work.
with this blaze of color sur-
rounding him. he would have had to put
on horse blinders otherwise
ho of the Ledger readers has some
novel "transformation" schemes to de-
95?.“ ,- or‘
There is one thing to he said in favor
girls-they ore not always
running downtown to get themselves
Holdup men are growing discouraged
There's nothing in the sticltup gauic un-
him before he has
less you can get to
seen his landlord.
They say t.l'iere‘ll be no coal to turn,
Next week or thcreabout;
'But‘aummer's here‘. who gives a. durnl
c all can do withcutf" .
A girl never forgets the first kiss sh
gets after reaching therage where kisses
-Tim--1 . '
Among many things that fail to im-
ress a man favorably is his wife‘: re-
The lost of his job is apt to puncture
a man's vanity and let a lot of egotisin
run oun '
Just because a girl doesn't love a man
is no sign she doesn't want him to make
love to her. -
There must be something wrong with
the vision of some people who do their
13 . . ,
duty as they se
Honesty cannot be bought or sold-it
is not marketable.
A man’: credit may be good. but his
cash is always better.
The man who
know what disappointment in. ,
trusts no one doesn't
, '.i- is‘ in‘
‘ ‘BY I.
The Bookkecperfrom Bixby's Junction, Ind.
I guess it's true that summer’: here.
With robin: keepln' house again, .
with Iunebugs thurnnin' on the plug‘.
And yet it‘: not the same this year.
They wrote our Wrens come pack once
(I'd like to hear a mesdo‘w lurk . . .
now some grackics in the park.
And linneu in 5. fancier'e store).
Our melons, boasted Dad. are iii-ie..
(The piece I had was ni
A glacier-bounded. city slice;
It wouldn‘t recognize a vine!)
The thrushas trill the same old way,
And locusts make a Joyous din . . .
But here talks find their music in
Some noisy. reeldng ‘cabaret!
I used to know that it was June
When breathless kids crept up to bring
A June-box. then went scsniperlng
Like pixie wruths beneath the moon.
June sorta snubbed us city
she put no hush on raucous cries.
She soiled her wings on dlngysklc.
And all unsmilinz new again.
Somewhere the kids hunt prairie gu
Ami ‘g‘90i3lnE. nut-brown ymmgmi. Q
7 Into the iimpid swimmin' holed.
It may be true July has come. '
’ At lcastrthey tell me summer's here,
And Creeping-Charlie nets the grass
And yet it's hot the same this year!
Gfeitll. Mystery V Number ‘of the ‘Ledger!
dappled sunheama play and pass, '