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Poor Jeffreys Lewis—woman, and very human—has experienced some of the bitterest pangs of life. Not many years ago she was popular, prosperous, courted, capricious, magnificent in dress, princely in her way of living, and a boon to managers. She married, her husband abused her, and she took to drink. Lately she was starving in San Francisco, where that generous woman, Modjeska, found her out and organised a benefit for her. One of the local papers records this incident: —“When the two were called before the curtain Miss Lewis thanked the audience for their kindness, and then said gracefully that she could not take it as a tribute to herself, but toModjeska alone, ‘ without whose presence,’ she added, * there could be no audience in this theatre to-night.’ She then stepped to Modjeska, and lifting her hand kissed it like one who considered even such an act presumption. Like a flash Modjeska drew her hand from the other’s lips, and for an instant the audience thought she had spurned the familiarity, and then folded the woman in her arms and kissed her twice upon the mouth.” Onion parties are, according to an American paper, fashionable in Nebraska, Six girls stand in a row, while one takes a bite out of an onion, and a young man pays ten cents for a guess as to which one it was. If he guesses right, he gets permission to kiss the other five ; but, if he doesn’t, he is only allowed to kiss the one that bit the onion. This amusement is highly popular with Nebraska young folks.

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Page 1 Advertisements Column 2, Issue 8012, 14 September 1889, Supplement

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Page 1 Advertisements Column 2 Issue 8012, 14 September 1889, Supplement

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