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POLICE OFFICIALS TRY TO GET SALOONKEEPER'S,
GOAT, BUT THE GOAT GETS THEIR "GOAT"
"Finding goats is easy, but
keeping goats is nix.
That is the general sentiment
at the Rawson street police sta
tion today, and the Rawson street
police station knows. '
Three days ago, Otto F. Fendt,
saloonkeeper, Elston and West
North avenues, lost his goat
one of the hairy, four-legged
kind, y'understand, not the kind
that Taft is mourning.
Fendt repo'rted his loss to the
Rawson street station, and asked
Sergeant Mullen to see to it.
"Sure thing," said Mullen, who
didn't know much about goats
then, and took a description of
the animal and detailed DetecT
tives Binder and Sullivan on the
Early this morning, Binder and
Sullivan saw a goat that answer
ed Fendt's description, chewing
oil cans in a vacant lot.
"Nice goat," they cried to it,
in a tone meant to express their
love and admiration for the whole
family of goats. "Come to kiad
The goat "came to kind detec-
. tives;" came to them suddenly,
and with extreme violence. But
(also butt) Binder and? Sullivan
are brave men. They had been
ordered to bring the goat in, and
they brought it in after an
hour's tussle and a lot of hard
earned knowledge as to the saf
est end from which to approach
a' goat. .
They took it to the Rawson
street station, and locked it in the I
lieutenant's room. (This is- a
thing they'll need to explain to7
the lieutenant.) Then they went
home, conscious of a duty well '
About an hour later, Sergeant x
Mullen was disturbed in the?
midst of daydreams by unwontedj
sounds coming from the lieuten-x
ant's office. ,
"Maybe a prisoner's loose,"'her
muttered, and went in to find outj
He found out about an inch-
below the. belt, and sat down1
gasping on the floor, while thej
goat tried tp find out with its,
horns what made him gasp so.r
After a little exploration th'e-,
goat drew off to charge. Mullen
seized the opportunity, and beat
it. Not knowing then that one of T
the easiest things goats do -is ,
climb stairs, Mullen headed for
the seodnd floor, where those poj-J
licemen falsely supposed to be.
doing house duty, were sleeping,
Mullen "reached the door of the.
sleeping room but one butt ahead?'
of the goat He entered the room
withouLthe formality of opening
the door, being no longer one
butt ahead, but one butt behind.
The sleeping policemen thought
it was a great joke, and laughed
long and uproarously. The goat
didn't like the sound of their,
laughter, and showed that it
didn't on what parts of their sev
eral anatomies Were most handy.
It took the goat about ten min
utes Jto become cotnplete, mat