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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 05, 1912, Image 8

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Ten little penitents, feeling
mighty fine,
.One said: "How slow it is!"
then there were nine.
Nine little penitents, bravely
spurning bait,
One got a stomach-ache then
there were eight.
Eight little penitents, with eyes
turned to heaven;
One glimpsed a beer sign then
there were seven.
Seven little penitents, nobly say
ing "nix!"
One got tongue-tied then there
were six.
Six little penitents, struggling
not to dive,'
One smelled a free lunch then
there were five.
Five little penitents, burning to
the core,
.One grabbed a lamp post then
there were four.
Four little penitents, sipping
soothing tea,
.One saw a purple snake then
there were three.
Three little penitents, struggling
to be true,
.One found a corkscrew then
there were two.
Two little penitents, yea'rning for
a bun,
Pne wasn't looking then there
was one.
One" little penitent, lone and sick
at heart,
Then an awful thud was heard
empty was the cart.
This is Charles A. Bookwalter,
former mayor of Indianapolis,
who has a"roused discussion by his
statement that he suspected the
McNamaras of dynamiting two
years ago after a series of explo
sions in Indianapolis.
Detective William J. Burns
says Bookwalter dropped his in
vestigation and not long after
ward was invited tp become a
member of a printing firm doing
much work for national labor un
ions and in which Samuel Gomp
ers was interested, he was ..informed.
There are about 16 births for
every death at sea.

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