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AN AMERICANSHARPSHOOTER AT -MEXICO
(c) 1912 by Scott Photo Co.
"This picture was taken at the
battle of 'The Cottbnwoods,' by
Homer A- Scott. The man with
the gun is Sam Drebbin, an
American adventurer, who had
charge of the machine gun in the
battle. Who Drebbin really is,
he doesn't tell.
"The story'of this picture Scott
fells as follows: 'Right behind
the trees is Drebbm's machine
gun. He had been working it for
an hour when suddenly he said:
'That fellow up there is trying to
pepper me. Give me ar-ifle.'
"Drebbin's 'peppejrer' was a
federal soldier on top of. a church.
The twq men, who were, about
100 yards apart, fought a duel.
Suddenly the federal soldier
jumped into the air, dropped his
jifje and Sam said: 'Nowj.I-guess
he'll leave me alone.' Then ha
went back to his machine gun."
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Where She Spanked.
A little boy had eaten too much1
underdone pie for his Christmas
supper and was soon roaring lust-
His mother's visitor was much?
"If he was my child," she said,
'Tie'd get a good sound spank-
" "He deserves it," the mothef
admitted, "but I don't believe in
spanking him on a full stomach.'
"Neither do I," said the visi-f
tor; "I'd turn him over."
o o -.
"How old are you, my dear?"
"Eight at home; seven and ar
half when I go by train, and six;
when I gd out with mamma,"
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