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sum had not been mentioned to
him at the time. Four times be
fore he was arrested as a pick
pocket, but was acquitted each
' Sunlight and shadow chase
each other in the courts, and
Henry Akers furnished the
leaven of the former this morn
ing. He was arrested by Detec
tives Richter and Walsh.
"Well, what brought you
here?" asked the judge.
"These two officers, your hon
or," replied Henry, turning to the
1 "Drunk, I suppose," demanded
the judge, severely.
"No, no, sir, they were not
'drunk." Henry was surprised that
such a question should be raised
about the officers.
"I know they weren't. But I
mean were you drunk."
"No, judge, 'I might a been a
little happy. You see, my, wife
presented me with twins, and I
went out to celebrate. And
The judge broke in : "Go on
, home. You had reason for feel
( ing a little happy. But be hap
pier that it wasn't triplets."
Talking about things that nev
er change, there is tne paste used
in newspaper offices.
"What is an island?" asked the
"A place you get to by swim
min' saidjthe bright youngster.
CHICAGO BRIEFS '
Chicago bound Rock Island
passenger train wrecked three
miles east of Hopkinson, 111., and T
five coaches derailed. Seven per- .
sons injured. Broken rail the,-,-3
In order to stop questions on -
market price of 1911 nickels -a '
sign has been erected in sub
treasury office today bearing in- q
scription in large red letters :w?
"There is not a speck of gold in
the 1911 nickel. There is no pre
mium on them." "
The story that there was gold j.
in the, 1911 nickels got around, r
when someone said that somes,
careless workman dropped bag of
gold in vat where these coins
were being melted. ,
He alius kicks my dawg aroun' .,
said Mrs. Lucile Price, LaSalle
ave., when she had James Colar
arrested for smashing her one in
the eye when she told him to quit
kicking her dawg around. But
James couldn't see it that way, ;
and kept it up to the tune of the
late ditty. $10 and costs. Nowr
dawg-on it, James has got some
thing to "kick" about.
Residents of the western sub
urbs of Chicago are happy now
that they have heard that they
are going to get into Chicago on r,
five cents. ,
A delegation of business men
and citizens will call on Mayor
Harrison today and will voice 7t
their protest against plans for a jv
systematic change in names of j
many, Chicago streets.