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bjnsky's.-vMarywas up a$ the bar
with he? massive arm draped over
the shoulder of a man. Finnegan
procfded her out of the place and
told ber to move on. He had ar
rested her so often .that he was
beginning to lose interest. Mary
moved on. ,
Finnegan came down Jefferson
1 street about an hour laten Mary
had the same man .up in.'a door
way with a hammerlock and half
Nelson on him, and was implant
ing burning kisses on his reluc
tant lips. This was too much for
Finnegan. The ties of race were
not strong enough. He forgot
that Mary was Irish, too, and she
spent the night in Maxwell street
Her case came Up yesterday
morning. Judge Dicker has been
on the bench in Maxwell street
but a shdrt time. He was not familiar-with
Mary. And Mary
made her plea.
"Your honor, I was just enjoy
ing the night air and this big
lpafer, Finnegan, comes along
and runs me in. The big brute,
arresting a poor little woman like
, The judge looked at Finnegan.
He is about half the size of Mary.
The judge began to get wise.
Then Finnegan, with frequent
interruptions from Mary, told of
the kissingiiee he had witnessed.
"Twenty-five dollars," decided
"What! Twenty-five dollars
for kissing, man !" howled Mary.
r, And the bailiffs and copiers in
phonls hummed : "So . long,
IMaryrdonH-foge.t'jto come back'
But Mary is "back home."
She's in the bridewell.
ANOTHER OLD BELIEF
GETS DEATH BLOW.
"X suppose you countrymen,
play considerable checkers down
to the grocery store evenings and
while away full many an after
noon pitching quoits back of the
blacksmith shop?" ventured the
"Er er yes I guess so,"
hesitated Uncle Charlie Seaver
ashe leaned easily on his hoe.
"Huh mmm that is, I guess
there's a checker board down to
Stanton's grocery fer those city
folks that sometimes ask to play.
"And as fer quoits, there used
to be some over to the blacksmith
shop if theyoung'uns ain't carted
"But as fer the boys playin'
them games er er, to tell ye
the truth, I guess you'll be most
apt to find 'em in the afternoon
over to the barber shop shoatin'
billiards fer $5 a stick. An' in th'
evening, why th' Sunday school
class meets in th' corner rtaom-
over the store about 8 o'th'-clock
with the eternal blut sky th' limit
and chips $10 a stack.
"Fer th' tame sports there's al
ways a seven-up game in the bac,k
barroom at $1 a corner an' th'
drinks on th' side.
"But I guess- if you want to
play checkers I kin find one o' th'
School young'uns to accommo
date yer, but I've got to set in the
man's, game this evenin'."