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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 09, 1912, Image 11

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managing director he is out of his
"Dode" Birmingham has the
chance of a lifetime. He is young
in years, but a veteran of the
playing field. He is splendidly
equipped mentally and physically
to become a great leader. The
players realize his keenness and
are with him, but before he can
be hailed as one of the game's
great ones the Cornelian must
keep President Somers and Vice
President E. S. Bernard from in
terfering with his conduct of the
' New York, Sept. 9. ''Saving a
white man's life is a fine thing,
but saving an Arab's life is mx"
says Police Captain "Big Bill"
Hbdgins, of the Bronx precinct.
The Arab whose life Big Bill
saved is the Sheik Mahmud El
Nasi, seller of rugs, seeker after
truth and admirer of fain women.
' Mahmud, whose eyes are soft
and dark, is some kiddo with the
girls, and doesn? t care who knows
it Recently he got into consider
able difficulty over in the Bronx
by getting in some fine w6rk with
his' eyes on other men's wives.
The difficulty was made by the
husbands, who came after Mah
mud with blood iu their eyes and
clubs in their hands. They
rounded him up in a corner, and
were about to beat hjni up, when
Big Bill appeared.
"Stop ut," said Big Bill. "He's
but an ignorant foreigner; whd
knoy5 no better. Leave him
alone,- and if ye don't I'll beat up
the whole crowd of you'
The mob knew Big Bill, and
also knew that he was Uncom
monly likely to carry out his last
threat "if teal provoked; So they
went away from that place", and
left the Sheik alone.
.Mahmud promptly wished him-
self on Big Bill, and that embar
rassed .police captain hasn't been
able to get rid of the Arab since.
Mahmud sleeps curled up on Big
Bill's doorstep; he follows him
around all day; he stays with his
nose pressed against the window
when Big Bill eats in a restaurant,
and lie has been thrown out of no
less than ten saloons into which
he had followed his master.
Big Bill says, profanely, that
he doesn't want any Arab slave
attached to his household, that he
won't have one, that ifs got to
stop, and that, by golly, he'll put
Mahmud in jail on a charge of
nuisance if he doesn't quit
o o
In a quiet little country town,
so quiet that the silence hurt, a
commercial traveler entered the
general store. Going through to
the parlor at the back, he found
the proprietor and a friend hav
ing a game of draughts.
"Here, Mr. Slocum," he said, in
an energetic whisper, '"there are
two customers in the shop."
Slocum never raised his eyes
from the board. He merely shook
his head, and whispered in reply:
"That's all right Keep quiet,
and they'll go away again-1"

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