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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 26, 1912, Image 25',
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SAM DISCOVERS NEW
The adventures of Sam Buch
anan in an impenetrable forest on
"Harrison street Saturday night
were more exciting and thrilling
than those of Roosevelt in Af
rica. Sam was arrested. He and
two other gentlemen were mak
ing merryand aroused the ire and
residents of the neighborhood.
The other two went home, but
Sam fell a victim to the sleuthing
of Detective Richter.
Judge Himes was very sym
pathetic this morning. "Mr.
Buchanan," he said, "tell me all
about how you got here."
"You honor," answered the de
fendant, "I'm here, and that's all
I know about it. How I came be
fore you is a mystery to me."
The judge -tutned to Richter.
"Officer Richter, probably you
had better tell me about it and
"Your honor, I was walking
along Harrison street about
1 1 : 15 Saturday night, when I saw
this man and two others walking
around a tree in a yard. Each
one had a hold of the tree, and
they were wailing and moaning.
Finally one of 'em says to this
" 'Sam, where ate we?'
"Then this fellow grabbed the
tree with both hands. 'Losh in
imprenshaple foresh,' he answer
ed. 'Losh, losh, probably die
here.' And they went on walk
ing around the tree, talking all
the time about starving to death
in the woods. Your honor, I
knew they were three mighty un
happy men, but I didn't want to
take 'em in, because they weren't
molesting any one. So I started
forwatd to warn the three of 'em
to get out of the forest and beat
it for home. Then a woman in
the second story of the house
they were in front of stuck her
head out of the window to see
what was going on.
"All threes-men looked up.
'Ma'am,' says one, 'are you Mrs.
" T am,' says the woman, 'an
what's it to you?'
" 'Nothin', nothin' 'tall, ma'am,
'cept we'd like you to come down
and pick out your husband and
brother, so other one of us can
"With that the woman ducks
in the windo wand in a second she
comes "running out, grabs two of
these travelers and jerks them
into the house. She saw me and
and asked me to take care of the
other one, as he was raising too
much disturbance trying to get
out of the wood. He didn't even
notice her, "but when he felt
around for his two companions he
was bewildered, and started to
cry, talking about 'em being dead
and gone away with a woman
"So I went up and tapped him
on the shoulder. 'Brother,' I
says, 'you better go home; you're
drunk.' But he didn't know what'
I was talking about, so I decided
to run him in.
" 'Goin' arresh me?' he ask
when I got him to the box. 'All
same to me, all some; immatenaL,