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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 23, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 17

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AIN'T NATURE WONDERFUL!
Chivalry
You've all heard of Wallie Raleigh,
the chivalrous wolf who tookNoff his
benny and threw it over a bunch of
wet dust so Queen Liz could navi
gate across the muddy pasture and
keep her dancing pumps from look
ing like a small boy's neck.
Well, Leonard, you know how sel
' dom a fresh egg are? Well, fresh
eggs are a multitude compared to
"Wallie Ralelghs."
' The other noon we were coming
down to "work" In our electric. All
the seats were well filled. The only
vacant space was under the, motor
man's hat. Across the aisle sat a
foreign jjent with lauddy boots, a
shovel and10pound eyelids he was
trying to keep up. He must have
worked the whole night through and
-sight hours overtime manicuring a
cavity for'a water-main. Jf it hadn't
been for the shovel he'd a fell off the
seat every time he'd doze off to sleep.
Well, in comes a fat damself about
45 witK her 8-year-old son Chester.
She was probably on the way to the
, matinee. She mooches through the
car with son Chester and comes to a
halt in front of Tony, the shovel en
gineer. What d'ye think? Tony
didn't make a, move to give the lady
his position! Just think of it!
Here was that poor lady stuffed in
furs and her son Cjhester. She woke
up about 9, o'clock, had breakfast-in
bed, then had the maid spend the rest
of the morning getting her dressed.
And poor .Chester! He had to stand
up also. "
She warbles: "I know, dear, you're
SO TIRED, but we'll be there in a
few minutes."
And that lazy laborer started to
snore. It made us so weak to see
that; poor boy and his mater stand
up th'at we couldn't get up out of our
seat Finally we recuperated and
gathered up strength and got up.
Jtwas our street to jget off.
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judge at San Diego has fined good
old Uncle Lyman J. Gage $25 for
owning a speedy auto. Give St. Peter
himself a tin Lizzie and it wouldn't
be 48 hours before he'd be crazy to
burn up the road to the gates he'a
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