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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 02, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 17

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A REAL FISH
"Say," said the old and truthful
Texan last night in the editorial room
as he helped himself to an orange,
. "none of you fellows ever saw a Bra
, zos catfish?"
"No."
"Well, sir, talk about cats having
nine lives; why, they can't hold a
, light to a Brazos catfish."
"Do they live long?"
"live long? Well, I should say. I
caught.one one night when I lived on
the Brazos and having heard how te
nacious they were of life' I sorter
thought I'd try( and see if it were
true. He weighed about fifty pounds
and I hauled htm home and threw him
down on the floor, and along in the
night when it began to get cool
blamed if he didn't flop up to the fire
and warm himself, and it would have
done you fellows good, to have seen
him. He got to be very gentle and
r he would get out in the yard and lie in
' the sun and catch flies."
"Did you feed him any?"
"Oh, yes, fed him all the mflk he
wanted and that's what led to hisi
death."
"How?"
"You see he used to follow me to
the cow pen to get fresh milk and he
learned the cattle and one day he
followed them off on the prairie and
got lost and starved to death. Gen
tlemen, he beat any fish I ever saw."
Austin Statesman.
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GETTING DOWN TO CASES
"I will go to the ends of the earth
for you."
"Let us have some plain talk," said
the girl. "Am I to understand'that
you will take me around the world on
a wedding trip?"
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AN ATTACHMENT
p Agent (entering office) I've an
J attachment for your typewriter, sir,
which I
Busy Man Well, settle it with her.
Your love affairs are no concern of
, mine.
FADING AWAY
"I hear Miss Hippo is getting thin."
"Yes, she's faded away to a mere
ton."
NO NEED FOR A NAME
Highball See the' name on that
picture.
Orybill Yes, "Nude."
Highball I was just wonderin'
what they put in there for. A blind
man can't read it and a fellow with
eyes can see for himself. Stanford
Chaparral.
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SOFT SNAPS
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