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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 02, 1912, Image 10

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said-thc.4ect.urer. and they would
receive personal lessons
It didn't take John long to avail
himself of the correspondence
plan and before many weeks he
had gathered the class and every
Thursday night they met to hear
the lessons of the machinist-expert
from the university.
John Hobbs, jr., ton. '"ound
out that the state of Wisconsin
was anxious to make a first class
pattern maker out of him. He was
an apprentice in a pattern shop,
but under the law his employer
gave him five hours a ' week on
salary to receive lessons in gov
ernment, history and other school
courses from special teachers sent
nut by the board of education.
It was a case of the school
teacher following John into the
factor-, but the lessons lie re
ceived promised to make a better
skilled laborer out of him.
The nexi article will tell hbw
John Hobbs, farmer brother was
helped in his business of farming
bv the state of Wisconsin.
What's the Use.
Sage Know thyself.
Cynic What's the use? It's
not an acquaintance from whom
you can borrow money. Judge.
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Not Fluttering.
Jim Have a cigar, George.
They say there are more than y2
million brands of cigars made.
George (sampling the gift)
Funny it should be just your luck
to pick this one.
THE RAILROAD- -,-5
By Berton Braley.
Why is it 4hat when you are
busted and down
And nothing but trouble in
view,
YOUR clothes all wear out or
your WIFE needs a gown
And your yearly insurance
comes due?
Why is it a fellow's invariable
fate
When he hasn't a "dollar or
dime
To have -all his checks come de
cidddly late
While the bills are axactly on
time.
I reckon that life's like a railroad,
that's all
And run on a similar plan,
Your joys arc the freights which
Seem scarcely to-crawl
CXo freight ever actually ran)
Bufyouf-tnouHes don't come on a
weary old freight
They travel so fast it's a crime !
And so. though your joys are de
cidedly late,
Your-sorrows are always on
time,
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Promoters of that beef merger
were to receive only 25 millions of
stock for the "intangible" proper
ly. "Intangible" is the right name
for it. Neither producer nor con
sumer got hold of any of it, anyhow.
Probably dur Chinese vote isn't
big enough to warrant Mr. Tjrft's
recognizing the republic of China
right away.

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