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THOUGHT IT WORTH $10.
New York, June 26. Mrs.
Sophy Tucker, 35, a widow of
Camden, N. Jl, was arrested for
horsewhipping Henry Armstrong,
a Camden neighbor, in front of
the Liberty street ferry house.
Mrs. Tucker was fined $10, and
paid it, and said she was perfectly
"The horsewhipping," she ex
plained, "was quite worth $10.
I'm sure I took that much out of
It seems that about a month
ago Armstrong and Mrs. Tucker
differed about the paying for a
board walk in front of their
homes. Armstrong became so
mad about it later that he called
Mrs. Tucker a vile name.
"I gave him three days to re
tractj' said Mrs. Tucker. 'lHe
didn't do it. So I just followed
him from Camden over to New
York and gave him a horsewhip
Mrs. Tucker explained that she
was doubtful of getting justice in
the New Jersey courts and that
this was the reason she had fol
lowed Armstrong to New York.
Armstrong, by the way, looked
as if Mrs. Tucker had got her $10
, EVERYBODY'S DOI IT
Baltimore, June 26. They
thought they'd perhaps have to
postpone the Democratic conven
Private John Allen, of Missis
sippi, had not arrived, and it is
now recognized that no Demo-
be held without Private John.
But Private John breezed in
last night all right, approved of
what the convention had done so
far, and then sprung a good one
on Senator Gumshoe Bill Stone,
of Missouri, who is Champ Clark
ing around Baltimore these days.
Private John and Gumshoe Bill
and two other cronies were loung
ing in front of the Belvidere hotel.
A bevy of Baltimore beauties
passed by. Private Tohn eyed
them intently but not so intent
ly he didn't notice the wistful look
that Gumshoe cast upon the fair
maidens. , -" 4
"Bill," said Allen, "you remind
me of a country dawg."
"What d'you mean?" demand
"Didn't you-all ever see a coun
try dawg run out, and chase, a
railroad train as it passed by the
farm house?" asked Allen.
"Of course, I have," said Gum
shoe Bill, "but what has that"
"Well, Bill," Private John fin
ished up, "that fool dawg will run
after that there train every day,
and bark himself hoarse, but did
you ever try to figure out what
the dawg would do with that
train if he caught it, Bill?"
"Where did you get that scar?"
"At Bull Run."
"What?" he cried incredulous
ly, "what, shot in the face at Bull
Run? How could that be?"
"Well," explained the veteran,
"it was like this. After I'd run
several miles I got kind of care-
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