til I could get enough money for
a doctor. He said he was awfully
sorry, "but that they didn't give
no credit to anybody,
"I went to another drug stare,
it. was well filled with customer.
I saw a lot of boxes filled with
bottles o' medicine. One of them
says that the medicine in the bot
tle will strengthen the system,
The two clerks was prettyibtfsy.
' I stopped in front of the box and
slid my hand down behin' me. I
couldfi't reach the bottles. Some
thing seemed to hold my hand.
I ran out of the store and hurried
'Vtyhen I gpt there my wife was
lym' in bed, sleepin' like. J tried
to comfort her and stoopefd down
to kiss er.v When I pressed my
lips against hei foreheadi it Was
cold as ice.
"L ran out and. started down to
ward the river. I guess I was
staggerin' a good bit; judge. I
couldn't help it. A policeman
grabbed, me. 'Same ole (djunk,'
he said. But judge, I ain't stolen
anythin' an' I broke no promise,
The "regular" staggered, t His
i '"knees gaVe way. He sank to the
floor, Two- policemen carried
him out. ,
Half an hour later ope of the
Officers returned, He. spoke to the'
ft y prosecutor in an undertone, x ne
prosecutor waiKea over 'to tne
Tbere-vvas silence in the. court
room while the name ofjpe Eck
erton wa$ wiped' offme, police
court docket, never 6. appear J
there again for Eckerton's case i
was before the higher court
lmp . t
"Old Mr. Bee claims .to cure
rheumatism by hypodermic injec-
r-. .. uiii . It xi-'-
old humbug and everybqdy vhat
goes there gets stung." " '
OUR PRECISE ARTIST
"Damages were recovered in
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