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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 11, 1912, Image 12

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OUR MERRY FRIENDS, MR. SNAKE AND MR. RAT.
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Tecumseh, Neb., July H. The
entire population of this town is
"seeing" snakes today, despite the
fact that the community is noted
for its sobriety.
John Wilson, proprietor of a
snake show, turned his "pets"
loose rather than have them at
tached under process 'of law when
a discharged employe secured the
necessary papers from the court.
The reptiles liberated by Wil
son included eight rattlesnakes,
six blue racers and one cobra. As
long as the latter is at Jarge the
town will continue to experience
that squeamish sensation which
has nearly demoralized business.
I so low) fH I
'Columbus, O., July 11. Rats
are infesting Gov. Harmon's exec
utive offices 'for the first time in
many years.
The rats track all over notary
public commissions, pardon pa
pers and requisition blanks, ahd
seem to take particular delight in -gnawing
at the Governor's signa
ture wherever it appears.
The Governor's clerks have set
traps to catch the pests. But they
are too intelligent and are still
running wild. Harmon has gone
to his summer home in Michigan
perhaps to get away from them. '
o
Was Interested.
The customer had waited 15
minutes for the fish he had order
ed. He was very quiet as he sat
there, but internally he was seeth
ing. At the end of the sixteenth
minute the waiter, who had been
in total eclipse for fifteen and one
half minutes, bustled up.
"That fish will be here, sir, in
five minutes."
Five minutes elapsed three
times. Then the waiter bustled
up again.
"The fish will be here, sir, in a
minute."
"Tell me," said the patient one,
quietly, but with a certain em
phasis, "what bait are you
using?'"
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