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vey, th'e great-grandmother, Mrs.
Harrisorr-and Miss Billie- to go
shopping in her electric (
The first stop- -,was at Irving
Park boulevard where Mrs. Mc
Junkin and Mrs. .Harvey got out
of the car, falsely supposing they
were leaving the great-grandmother
in, charge of the electric.
Lireat-granama was not in.
charge of the electric. Miss BUhe
was. Great-grandma did not
know anything about electrics.
Miss Billie did. She had watched
her grandmother run the car
Miss Billie pulled the thingum
mibob away from the jigger and
gurgled with, delight. Tne car
started with a -jerk. Great-grandma
woke fnjm her 'doze with a
Grandma and mother rushed
from the store in time to see the
electric go wobbling down the
Having started-4he jCar Billie
was filled with wicked -pride in
her achievement She was too
busy clapping herliands to bother
about steerfngsor any little thing
like thatfv.'-v - i
The car was going irom-side to
side of the street; wien "Park Po
liceman Cojeman decided to get
into the film. He stepped in front
of the electric
"Stop!" he said. "Yez can't run
down the street like, that !"
Perhaps the electric couldn't
run down the street "like that";
but it certainly could and did
run down Park Policeman, Cole
man just "like that.5'
t Miss Billie .was having a jroritf
time. So was the electric So was '
great-grandma notl Mother
and grandmother were scream
ing as they ran after the electric
But all good times come' to an
end; and even an unsteered elec
tricVill stop after it smashes its
way through a plate glass win
dow and a fine showcase.
That's the, way Miss Billie's
personally-conducted joy ride
ended. The plate glass window
arfd ' showcase ,was that in the
store of Chas. Leckler, 3915 Sher
idan road. Leckler figures he is
Miss Billie is not-sitting down
to meals today,
There has been some talk of
placing a clock in the tower of the
village church. But John, the old'
sexton, who lived in the little cot
tage opposite the church, deckiri
ed himself "dead ag'in it,"' and
expressed the opinion that it
would mean "an awful waste o'
brass" were the scheme carried
"We want no clocks," he said,
"We've done without clocks up
to npw, an' we shall manage.
Why, lyin' i' my bed of a mornin'r
I can see the time by the sundial
oyer the porch."
. "Yes," replied one-who approv
ed the scheme, "that's all right.sp
far as it goes. But the sun doesn'
shine every morning. What do
you do then?"
Why, answered-John surpns-r
edly, '"then I knows as it ain't fit
weather to be out of bed, a.nT I
just stops where I is.