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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 23, 1912, Image 17

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THIS TICKLED HIM
James J. HilJ, the railway king-,
told th following amusing inci
dent happening pn "one ot his
roads : -"'
"One qf our division superin
tendents had received numerous
complains that freight trains
wfere in the habit of stopping on a
grade crossing in ascertain small
town, thereby blocking travel for
Jong periods. He issued orders,
binSsttfl the complaints came in.
Finally he decided to investigate
personally,
"A'shorfc man in size and very
excitable1; he wentdqwn to the
crossing, andure enough, there
.stood, m defiance of his orders, a
long freight train, anchored
SflUarelyacross it. Abrakeman
Who didn't knowjiim.by iigbl sat
complacently on the top of the
car,
a i
Move that train on!' sputter
ed the little "super." 'Get it off
the crossing, so people can pass
Moveon, I say.'
"The brakeman surveyed the
tempestuous little man from head
to foot. 'You go to the deuce, you
little shrimp,' he replied. 'You're
small enough to crawl under'-"
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" The Minister's Deed.
Phyllis was a little girl three
and one-half years old'. . On chilT
dren's Sunday she had been t3
church to see her baby sister bap
tized. A few months later she
happened to see the minister on
the street and exclaimed: "Oh,
mamma! there's the minister tjhat
apfaetized Mildred."
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