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VELL, AUOLPH, TEC-HSe-MX) HPPKW
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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
George walked over the car-fops
till he came to the tramp, and then
"Git off! Git, now!"
But the tramp calmly drew fbrth
a revolver, and George retreated over
the car-tops again.
"Well, did you put- him off,
George?" the brakeman asked.
"No. I hadn't the heart to," George
replied. "He's an old boyhood friend
of mine, poor feller."
"Weil, I'll setue mm," said the
brakeman .grimly, and he in his turn
86t off ove,r the car-tops towards the
"Did you settle him?" George ask
"No," was the reply. "He turned
out to be an old boyhopd friend of
mine, too." 1
THE DOG IN THE TRAIN
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
tway, she replied, and he will dis
turb no one.
"That maizes no difference," said
the brakeman. "Dogs must ride in
the baggage car. Ill fasten him all
right for you "
"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" he was thrown off with it
at the last station."
"No, she is not a good servant
she stole everything, and used dread
ful language when sht 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 tq 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 Boston 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
north, and we'll report progress eveiy
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