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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 23, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 17',
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Once, on a freight train, the brake-
-man said to his mate:
"There's a tramp stealing a ride on
that forward boxcar. Go and put him
j George walked over the car-tops
till he came to the tramp, and then
"Git off! Git, now!"
But the tramp calmly drew forth
la revolver, and George retreated over
the car-tops again.
: "Well, did you put him off,
gfertueorge? tne brakeman asked.
ff W "No, I hadn't the heart to," George
replied. "He's an old boyhood friend
nf mino TrrtT fflllor "
pj& "Well, I'll settle him," said the
-brakeman grimiy, ana ne in nis turn
hA set off ovet'the car-tops towards the
rail I "T"Kri von settlp him?" fJpnrp'P nslr-
e "No," was the reply. "He turned
-out to be an old boyhood friend of
2IWTTHE DOt&HWrHTOAIN "
In a train sat a richly-dressed
young woman, tenderly holding a
very small poodle.
"Madam," Said 'the brakeman, "I
am very sorry, but you can't have
your dog in this car with you. It's
against the rules."
"I shall hold him in my lap all the
way," she replied, "and he will dis
turb no' one."
"That makes np difference," said
the brakeman. "Dogs must ride in
the baggage car. I'U fasten him all
right for you " j
"Don't you dare touch my dog,"
said the young woman excitedly; "I
will trust him to no one!" and with
indignant tread she marched to the
baggage car, tied her dog, and re
turned. About fifty miles further on, when
the brakeman came along again, she
asked him: "Will you tell me if" my
dog is all right?"
"I am very sorry," said the brake
man politely, ."but you tied him to a
trunk, and ne was thrown off with it
at the last station!"
"No, she is not a good servant
she stale everything, and used dread
ful language when she was tipsy, and
smashed everything, but I feel I can
not turn her adrift upon the world
I have decided to give her another
"Good gracious! You don't mean
to say you are going to keep her?"
"Oh, bless me, no ! Not for worlds! '
But I have given her a very good
character to a lady who called to
day." o o j
A BRIGHT SUGGESTION
First Stranger, in Bostons-Can you
tell me how to reach Washington
Second Stranger That's just
where I want to go. Let's work to
gether You go south and 111 go
L north, and we'll report progress every
tune we meet. Puck,