Miscellany: Swordfish

Off Catalina Island, Mrs. S. M. Douglas caught a handsome swordfish, wanted to mount it in her boudoir. Mrs. Douglas took her catch to Mrs. Charles Parker in Los Angeles, had it painted a delicate pink "to match the drapes." Taxidermist

Parker, no novice at fish painting, once tinted a broadbill purple for R. H. Grey, brother of Author Zane Grey, who assured her that was the way they looked under water.

Widow's Mate

In Manhattan, Mrs. Nelle Brooke Stull, founder and president of the Widows' & Widowers' Club, arrived from Elyria,Ohio, to...

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