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DENTIST DEFIES- SWIFT KICK AND CAPS A MULE'S
TQOTH WITH GOLD HE HAD A REASON
Venice, Cal., March 15. Dr.
Wess Rogers, -dentist, is the pop
ular hera of Venice today.
This is because Dr. Rogers
capped with gold the tooth of a
patient, 'Whom four other- dentists
' had refused to touch. ,
It was .not because they fore
saw any particular difficulty in
putting on the gold cap that the
other dentists refused.
It was on account of the dis
position of the patient, the same
being Cyclone, one of "the trained
"mules of Goldie Swan, of. the 101
Ranch company, now in winter
x One week ago, Cyclone and
Tornado, anqther of the mules,
had a slight difference ofopinion.
Cyclone was slightly slow on the
draw, and' had the misfortune to
stop one of Tornado's .hoofs with
her jaw. What this did to, Cy
clone's jaw was a-plenty. t
Goldie Swan, who is very fond
of Cyclone, ' promptly " called- in
Dr. Alexander Wilson to fix up
the jaw. 'Dr. Wilson answered
the call promptly. " '
"Where is the patient?" he
"Here," said Goldie1, leading
out Cyclone, whose eyes,- perhaps
on account of the pain in her jaw,
looked particularly, vicious. ,
' "Er ah hum yes quite
so," said Dr. Wilson, getting be
hind the door.
"Hee-haw-aw-aw'" said Cy
clone, and showed ,how she kept
the muscles of her hind legs limber.
Dr. Wilson stepped gently out
t)f the place.
"I have an important engage-
ment,!' he said. "Some other
time, Miss Swan. Some other
TherfDr. William D. Mills was
called in: Dr. Mills inspected
Cyclone's rear, or aggressive end,
and hastily picked up his little
"My life isn't insured," he
yelled, as he missed all the low
spots towards where, he could
,catch a car .home.
Dr. Frank Allen, the next as
pirant to fame, said he would like
to put in the gold crown, but that
unfortunately, he had a wife and
three children, and he had to
think of them.
Dr. Allison Howard said noth
ing. He jiist took one look at the
"patient," and walked "rapidly
And then Miss Swan called for
Wess Rogers. Dr. Rogers is a
tall man, and when he appeared
in, answer to the call, he seemed
to be suffering from melancholia.
When the "patient" was intro
duced' to him, a strange light
came into' his eyes; and he took
the job. "
He fitted on the crown, and
Cyclone seemed quite-happy, and
said t "hee-haw," and Dr. Rogers
-"Doesn't he er she ever
kick?" he inquired. .
' The explanation of Dr. Roger's .
reckless disregard of his life, and
disgust when he was not kicked