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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 07, 1913, Image 17',
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TRAINING THE CUB
Editor (to new reporter) -You say In this re
port of the fire that' "the lurid glare.of forked flames
shot athwart the dark-clouded sky." Are you sure
New Reporter Yes, sir. I saw the whole blaze
from beginning end.
Editor Hum ! But you didn't happen to notice
any insurance man looking about the place, I sup
pose; or learn what caused the fire, or the probable
amount of property destroyed? "
New Reporter No, sir.
Editor (striking a match) Then watch the
lurid glare of forked flames athwart this report and
sea if you can estimate approximately the 'damage
THE INFANT TERRIBLE
Little Tommy was taken to a picture palace one
day, and there he saw a film depicting a tribe of
American Indians painting theirf aces, and so forth.
"Why do they do that?" he asked his mother,
"Oh," Teplied the latter, "Indians always paint
their faces before going on the warpath. To do bo is
one of their customs."
Little Tommy made no comment, but on the
next day, when his mother was entertaining her
daughter's young man, he rushed into the drawing
room in a state of great excitement.
"Mother mother!" he cried. "Let's get out Of
this as quickly as we can. Sissie's going on the war
path!" oo i
A MATTER OF OBSERVATION
Blexton Sake entered the room, and critically
examined his surroundings. Then suddenly his eye
lighted on the clue for whickJie sought.
"Aha!" he exclaimed. "It was from a hole
somewhere in this rdpm that the mouse emerged!"
His companion opened his eyes wide in wonder
'Tour power of scent," he remarked, "is posi
tively marvellous, Blexton!"
"Power of scent be bothered!" replied Ihe great
detective. "Can't you see the heel-marks of a wo
man's shoe on this chair eh?"
A You don't seem to have any life An you.
Is there nothing or nobody over which you can en-
thuse? B--Nothing at all. I once became enthus
iastic over somebody, and a short time afterwards
she became my wife. That was a Bad warning to
J me to avoid enthusiasm,
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