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new and spick-and-span cafe. It has become almost an annex to the offices above stairs. I dropped in there yesterday to see Mr. John B. Cauldwell, the head of the art department. He was chatting with some of his friends, so I sat down, ordered a cup of coffee and waited. A half dozen of the college boys came in and took a table near me. One of them wanted ginger-ale. He asked for it calmly: 'Oh, give me a bottle of gingerale.

“The unhappy waiter shook his head.

" "Ginger-ale,' the young man repeated crushingly.

“The waiter waved his hands in helpless agony.

'Why, don't you talk French?' one of the young fellows asked; 'I thought you could talk French.'

“'So I can,' said the other indignantly; and he added, 'Garsong, coffee!'

“It was a compromise."

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“ 'Full cream or skim-milk?' says I. “ 'How much is the full cream?' says he.

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