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wanted to forget about that out
rage if I t:ould, so I wandered in
to a saloon off some side street.
'I don't know where it was. I met
two men. They seemed to be
Very nice men, and we grew very
"They sympathized with me
because of the naked, theft by the
national committee. And then 1
reckon I forgot for a4ime what
was going on. The next thing I
remember these crentlemen
these sympathetic gentlemen
were escorting me out the back
door of the saloon. I didn't want
o go. X protested.
"" 'Aw, g'wan said one. We're
playing national committee, and
we're going to throw you out.'
"They did. They threw me out
with enthusiasm. And then they
stood me up against a wall, and
while one held me the other took
av little trip through my pockets.
They took all my money. And ,1
"had a healthy roll, -your honor.
Again I protested. I believe I
even threatened to fight them.
" What's the matter?' asked
the man who had addressed me
before. 'Haven't you a sense of
humor? Now we'e playing we
are Democrats, and everybody
knows the Democrats are clean
ing up the Republicans this year.'
"Your honor, I have a sense of
humor, Jt's about the only thing
I have left since I came here. But
that, sense of humor was shatter
ed when a policeman came alomj
and arrested me for getting
"The only thing I'm hoping for
is. that my hard luck will hold.
good, and I'll get thrown out of
"Certainly, you may return to
your hotel," answered Judge Beit
ler. "The policeman brought you
in merely for your own good. If
he had known where you were
stopping he would have taken you
"Those two sympathetic gen
tlemen I met last night misled
their calling," said Thompson to
a reporter as he "bolted" from the
court room. "They should have
been members of the national
THE WRONG SEASON
'Twas only a pin rusty and bent,
Placed on a chair by Willie Dent.
On the teacher's face there was i
As he made a bluff at sitting
Willie whispered: "I know one
There's" sure to be an early
Spring." , -
But -the teacher saw and a surprise
Was due for a kid of WilhVs size.
For the teacher-got into the game,
And Willie for a week walked
Instead of spring'for Willie Dent
It proved the winter of discontent.
There's more fun nominating a
road supervisor at a- township
mass convention than -nam m? a
president at a national convention