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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 08, 1912, Image 6

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But he was quite sure it was" f ter
th government filed suit for the
dissolution of the. trusts
Then cametthe still more inter
esting testimony as. to the proper
Way for a trust employe to per
jure himself.
Whitney told how George Cra
gra came to him m the ante-room
of the grand jury room, and told
him Baackes wanted toenim in
thefeaSway. ' '
fcfe. Baackes saidjtb me;" con
naed the witness," 'I suppose
yP remember your instructions
regarding those papers?
"I told him I remembered dis
tinctly that he had directed me To
see that they were burned. He
sad, 'I never told you any such
tflmg, and then, when I insisted,
hfe said that if I could avoid refer
ence to the destruction of the
papers in my testimony he wotrfd
like it very much. -
"I told him I woold have to tfell
the truth, nd" he walked off, say
ing: 'Tell anything you please.'
"Then. Cragin came to me and
told me he could not remember
y getting- any instructions to
tarn the papers and told me he
had already testified to that ef
fect, and that he hoped I would
make my story conform t his.
"Both he and Baackes told me.
they only wanted me to tell the
, truth, but that they hoped I
would not say anything about my
order to burn the papers."
All of which is highly interest
ing. Whitney was to tell the
truth, bu he was to be very care
ful about what truth he told
N Doubtless what JEaackes- and.
Crdghx wished was to have Whit
ney go on the stand and tell the
truth about a rotten egg, or the
distancefof Mars from the moon,
or tiff truth' about anything ex
cept the burning of that evidence.
J o o '
THE "CHEERFUL" FELLOW
When you're 'gloomy, sore dis-
gusted, - , f
And woe is running o'er its cup,
Some gink is. sure, to .say to you,
"It isn't bad, -kfd,. tome, cheer
up!"
Like a summer breeze you greet '
him, , -(With
a brick in. either hand),
But he's nimble anS ib gone
again, f
To seek a-greener land.
You mumble, "he?s the limit F
And your crouch starts in to
You swear that you will "get
him" .
v And chokehis "cheerful blow."
But you might as well be easy,
You might as well go slow,
For you'll find this "cheerful"
fellow
Where'er you chance to go.
0--0
"The drinks is cm me,"'said the
Ikte man with the greasy vest.
"I'mfeelin' good and I don't care
what happens."
Whatsmatter?" said the bar
keep. "Birthday?"
"No;" replied the little man. 'T
took my wife down to the river
to the Echo Rocks -and she's so
durn mad she's speechless. For
the first time in her life She didn't
get in. the last wdrd. Here's to the
echo."
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