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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 11, 1912, Image 16

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n. y., oct. 11. gee, what wont
kids do when they git a chanst
maby a bunch of them dident
have fun 'with a few bushels of
petrifide potaters the uther day
petrifide potaters is sumthmg
new in n. y.
if it was eggs, you mite under
stand how it could be. they stiy
in cold storage so long they
might get petrifide
but nobody dont put potaters
in cold storage, and anyway not
down under the cobbelstones on
lexington avenoo
thats where the petrifide pota
ters come from, the guys that is
digging the new subway dug up
a whole lot of them
just as Hard as rocks, and with
eyes and wninkly-lookin skins
and everything, like a regler po
tater so before anybody got wise the
kids they took them and went
around to the grocery stores and
they slipped a few in with the real
potaters when the grocery man
wasent looking
the ladys over in that lexing
ton avenoo naberhood aint got no
great sense of humer, and when
they begun finding them stone
potaters in with their murphys
maby there wasent a picknick
so long as they Just throwed
them down on the grocery floor,
to show that they belonged to the
mineral kingdom and not the
vegitable, it wasent so bad
but when sum of the more tem
pramental dames that had spiled
tneir paring Knives Degan cnucK-
jflFYesaw iss vtor EH :
f i Neei. i must , Wl'fri it
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grocerymen's heads matters bei
gun to look seryus
the poor grocery ginks dident1
nave no iaee at nrst wnat naa
hapened. they couldn't figger out
where them things come from
they was calling up tne comF
mission men and asking thenj
please not to send no more stone
potaters, because muraer was.
going to De am yti
the- commission men thoUghjl
the grocery men was crazy and
ittook quite some timefor every-4
body to get wise
johny jjJ
O O r
Why is a doctor tieVey seasick?
Because he is used to see sickj
lgg thmt stone potaters
at ttarftress, -

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