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GO OID WIN'S WJBBKIY. U f
Fifteen Years Ago.
I -wandered to the grog shop, Tom; I stood beside
the bar 4
And drank a bowl of lemonade and smoked a bad
The same old kegs and jugs were there, the ones
we used to know,
When we were on the round-up. Tom, some fifteen
years ago. '
The barkeep is a new one. Tom, the one who
used to sell
Corrosive tanglefoot to us is roasting now in
The other has a plate glass front, his hair is
combed quite low.
And looks just like the one we knew some fifteen
Old Soak came up and called for booze, he had the
same old grin,
While others burned the lining from their throat
with Holland gin :
And women stood beside the door, their faces
seamed with woe,
And wept just as they used to weep some fifteen
B years ago.
I asked about our old-time friends, those eher-
If ished sporty men,
II And some were in the poorhouse, Tom, and some
H were in the pen;
H And one, the one we liked the best, the hangman
H laid him low;
H The world is much the same, dear Tom, as fifteen
H - years ago.
H I asked about that stately chap, that pride marked
H for its own,
B He used to say that he could drink or let the
H stuff alone.
H He perished of the James H. James, out in the
H cold and snow
H Ah, few survive who used to booze some fifteen
H years ago.
Q Now crowds lino up against the bar and call for
H crimson ink;
H New hands are trembling as they pour the stuff
H they shouldn't drink;
H But still the same old watchword rings, "This
H round's to me you know!"
H The same old cry of doom we heard some fifteen
I years ago.
H I wandered to the churchyard, Tom, and there I
H saw the graves -
H Of those who used to drown themselves in red
H fermented waves.
H And there were women sleeping there where grass
H and daisies grow,
H Who wept and died of broken hearts some fifteen
H years ago.
And there were graves where children slept, have
H slept for many a year,
j Forgetful of the woes that marked their fitful
H sojourn here.
; H And 'neath a tall white monument, in death there
' H Htu low, '
H The man who used to sell tlie booze some fifteen
B years ago.
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Winslow and Willie.
Winslow, who is a New Yorker, was in Chicago
last week on his way out to Denver. Shortly be
fore his arrival a new bell boy had been added to
the hotel force. When Willie came every one said
the limit had arrived. Not but that Willie meant
well. He was undersized, with great blue eyes and
a sensitive mouth, and he took "guying" with a
pathetic smile that earned him many a dime in
recompense. No one seemed able to decide whether
Willie was a stray angel or merely deeper than the
From the time Winslow first saw Willie's in
nocent face he took a fierce and unreasonable dis
like to the boy. Willie, on his part, became ter
rorized at the first sight of Winslow. The sound
of that gentleman's voice caused him to tremble
violently. Owing to the fascination that Winslow
had for him it became practically an impossibility
for Willie to remember any order he was intrusted
with. Half way down the stairs he would wake
from his transe and realize that he did not know
what he was going for. After two attempts at
going back for a repetition of the order Willie's
whole moral nature became deranged. Although
he invariably forgot 418's wants nothing but brute
force could have dragged him back for further in
struction. Thus it was that Winslow got shaving
water at noon and stamps in the morning, lemon
ade when he sought a directory and cigars when he
asked for a telephone.
After a day of it Winslow settled down into a
cola study of the boy. In New York boys were bod
enough. In Chicago they evidently, through some
climatic idiosyncrasy, drew for hotels servitors on
the State asylums for the feeble-minded. So with
endurance born of experience he gave his orders
and grimly awaited the always startling results.
Then he talked to the boy and sent him back.
Willie's eyes grew set and his brow despairing,
but he toiled on.
On the afternoon of Winslow's departure for
Denver he was paying his bill when he called
Willie, hanging fascinatingly near.
"I want you," he said, slowly, glaring into the
boy's eyes, "to go upstairs and see if I left my
tooth-brush and comb in my room. Tooth-brush
and comb, tooth-brush, tooth-brush, tooth-brush!
Don't forget what I want, boy. And hurry, too.
Got to got my train."
"N-no, sir, y-yes, sir," chattered Willie.
Winslow hung about impatiently, watching the
clock like a hawk. Only two minutes to spare!
Just as he caught up his bag to depart Willie came
on a dead run across the floor, his face aglow with
the senpe of a lofty mission well performed.
"Yes, sir," he cried, eagerly, "you left 'em."
Winslow gazed hard at his empty-handed emis
sary. His lips moved, but no words came forth.
Then with an inarticulate snarl he stepped into
the waiting carriage. Chicago News.
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