Miscellany: Aug. 30, 1926

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Wake

In Atherton, Kan., Mrs. E. T. Perry, rich lady, issued invitations for a wake. Several friends came and sat with the bereaved. Through 96 hours (four days and four nights) the corpse lay in its silk-lined coffin, the head on an embroidered pillow. Solemnly, Mrs. Perry related the deceased's virtues and exploits, beginning with the day in 1913 when she bought him, "the cunningest" French poodle puppy, in San Francisco; tearfully ending with her "dear Phil's" heart attack several months ago, his removal to a nursery adjoining her regal bedroom; his brave...

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