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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 11, 1913, Image 17

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f "I have called,"
roressed man at. tne aoor, "to ascer
tain If I may count upon your sup
port at tne pou. ,
" 4The householder looked his visitor
up a'nd down for a brief speU before
"Well," he remarked at length, "be
fdre I answer ybur conundrum,
there's inst one I'd like to'.ask vou.,
f 4&reiyou m favor of
hght in this town?"
f .VWas the candidate pipped?- Not an
'atom! Striking a grandiloquent at
titude, he spoke intones.of deep con
viction. y .'
"I am,, sir L.am!" he made an
Wer. "In fact, I may say I'm one "of
jjhe prime agitators in this modern
land up-to-date, movement."
sr. The householder looked' displeased.,
"Then," he fairly yelled, "get out
&t this as quick as you 'can while,
you're safe! I'm the town?s lamp
"began the welM
municipal electric
Fresh from college, keen and livel:
young Bob Justler,had set himself uj)
as an estate and' house-agent in a
busy suburb. Business, however, did
not actually fly into his arms, and'
there were days when no one called
to consult him.
It had been a barren morning.
Glancing out of his window during
the afternoon, Bob espied a man ap
proaching and ascending the steps
of his office.
' In a trice he had flown to the tele
phone, and just as the door of the
office opened, he conducted the fol
lowing conversation with a purely
imaginary client
"Yes, sir," he said; "quite sq; sir.
Yes, I think I did 'pretty weir to get
you ten thousand dollars for that es
tate. Yes; and I've let that other
parcel of land, whilst as for thos
villas Hello! Are you there? I'm
certain I jean manage that allright.''
Carefully replacing the telephone
receiver, Bob turned upon the pros pective
victim. -
"Yes, sir?" he inquired. "We're
frightfully bupy," of course, but al
ways glad to see fresh faces! What
may we do for you?"
"I've come irom the telephone of
fice, sir," came the reply,. "We shall,
be able to connect .up your 'phone
today. And I am asked-to apologize
for the delay." ' '
o o 1
Smith I saw a terrible thing hap
pen the other day.
Jones Really i wnat was-u :
Smith A man fell in front of a
steam road-roller, which-passed over
his body.
Jones And he was crushed to
pulp, poor fellow!
. Smith Not a bit of it. He merely
got up anil walked away.
- Jones Impossible! Where did. you
see "it happen?
Smith At one
, s
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