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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 25, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 9

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COUPLE "WALK 1,400 MILES TO GET THIN
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xMr. and Mrs. W. E. Tomlinson left
Los Angeles recently on foot for Port
Worth, Tex., on a trip that has a
two-fold purpose to take the walk
ers to a destination and to reduce
their weight while they walk.
The couple -were determined' to
make the l,400;odd miles more than
half way across the continent with
in three months. This means they
LIMIT OF COURTESY ,
Japan's new prime minister, Count
Okuma, has a wooden leg. It re
places a limb whicti-was blown off by
the bomb of a political assassin. In'
connection with that outrage, a story
Vffc is told which goes far to. support the
is the best mannered man in Japan.
After the explosion, which had kill
ed his servants and horses, besides
shattering his leg, he was lying in
his office'in an agony of pain, yet he
was able to say .. smilingly to. a for
eign statesman who was taking his
leave of him, "Excuse "me, sir, for
will have to-cover about fifteen miles
a day. They took just enough clothes
to be comfortable, a lightweight
pushcart, in which to- carry canteens,
food and blankets, and a message
from Mayor Rose to the mayor of
Fort Worth. The hikers will traverse
the automobile road as far as San
Bernardino and then proceed to Fort
Worth over the Sante Fe -routes
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my impoliteness in not seeing you
to the door."
WHY DO YOU SAY, "WHISTLE
FOR IT?"
There -were no electric bells and no
push buttons in the taverns of Merrie
England, so when some "valiant
trencherman" wanted his tankard of
ale refilled he "whistled for if," that
is, he blew the little whistle' attached
to the handle of his mug. These
tankards were called whistling tank
ards, and to their common use in
those far away days we owe the ex
pression, "Whistle for it,'
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