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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 13, 1912, Image 8

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preferred by his wife, Nellie
Ward, 19.
James Robinson, negro, work
ed as maid in home of Mrs. M.
Crowley, 1731 Monroe St., for
week without detection! Fined
$100 and costs. '
When he appeared in court
Robinson wore white shirtwaist,
black skirt, open-work hose, high
heeled shoes, wig, straw hat
trimmed with flowers and a cush
ion. Robinson just got out of Bride
well a few weeks ago after serv
ing six months on similar charge.
Miss Florence "King, 1415 Fos
ter av., robbed of purse contain
ing $30 by dip at Foster and
Clark. Sergeant James C. CarroTl
chased thief 7 blocks, but he got
away,
Geo. Civgan, saloonkeeper, 729
Keith st., shot by Policeman
Thos. Matysik, Sunday night,
died of wounds in County Hos
pital. o o
THIS IS A TRUE STORY
Johannas Martin is a poor and
honest farmer toiling in the soil
near Honesdale, Pa. He bent be
rieath the burden of a $1,500
mortgage plastered securely onto
his farm.
For .years Johannas had sought
surcease from his sorrow by pay
ing off the aforesaid mortae.
but ever was the money lacking.
This year crops have been bad,
and Johannas was coming to
ward interest day without the
wherewithal in his jeans. That
meant foreclosure and eviction, et
cetera, as lawyer sharps put it
"Well, never mind, Johannas," .
said the missus, "the cow is going
to have a calf, and then we can
sell the calf and pay the interest."
"Hip, hip, hurrah ! I had plumb
furgot th'ol' cow!' exclaimed our
hero.
The cow presented the family
with a little calf the other day.
But think of the tough luck the
calf had two heads, six legs and
two tails! ,
"I cah'never sell that calf to a
butcher,", wailed Johannas, "the
home is doomed to, go."
But a newspaper man put a,
piece in the paper about Johan
nas' bad luck, and a Coney Island
show feller came along and paid
Johannas $1,500 for the freak calf.
Eight minutes later, by the clock,
Johannas was at the bankpaying
loff the mortgage. ' s
All German soldiers are re
quired to be expert -swimmers,
and most of them can cross deep
rivers with their clothing, rifle
and ammunition on their heads;
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