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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 29, 1912, Image 17

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By Norman.
New York, May 29. Few more
remarkable verdicts , have ever
been handed in by a jury-than
that which directed the Th::d Av
enue Railway Co. to ray Mrs.
Louise Middleton $20,000 dam
ages for the death of her husband.
Middlet6n started to a ball
game in May, 1910, on a Third av.
car. He cfid not get off at the, ball
.park, but remained in his seat, ap
parently asleep. The conductor,
thinking him 'drunk, let him ride
from One end of the line to the
other several times.
Finally a policeman was called,
who found- Middfeton seriously
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'ill- He was taken to a hospital,
where he died in a short time
from apoplexy, with which he had
been stricken on the car.
The jury held that the railroad
company was at fault because the
conductor did not call a police
man or doctor as soon as he dis
covered that something ailed his
passenger. The case will undoubt
edly be appealed.
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A nervous woman went to have
her throat examined by a special-1
ist, who, while adjusting -the
laryngoscope, remarked:
"You'd be surprised to heari
how far down we can- see with ,
this instrument."
"Is .that so, doctor?" faltered i
the patient
Then, after a pause, she said:
"Before you begin, doctor, I
ought to tell you that I really
hadn't time to mend that hole in
my stocking before I came here."
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Ethel: That Gladys is an
awfully jealous girl.
Maud: Really?
Ethel: Yes, indeed; why, it's
over three weeks since I told her,
as a perfect secret, that I was en
gaged to be married, and if you'll
believe me she hasn't mentioned
it to a. single soul.
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He: It's a mistake to choose i
a quiet place to kiss a-gifl.
She: How's that?
He : I prefer to kiss her on the
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