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"WHERE; OH WHERE HAS THE OTHER DOd
GONE?" THE TALE OF A COUPLE OF PUPS
(With Apologies to "Has Anybody
Here Seen Rover?")
Yip! Yip! Yip! Yip! Yip! Yip!
Has anybody here seen "Piajor?"
Bow! Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow!
I've been stung bad, I'll wager.
I thought he was Junske's dog.
The judge put that thought-on the.
Still I foel that it's a steal
And that he is my "Major" real.
Yip! Yip! Yip! Yip! Yip! Yip!
That perp was surely great.
I wonder has ho really got a mate.
Oof! Oof ! Oof!
I should worry like a tree,
And have somebody trimming me.
I wonder where's that doggone dog
Judge Pridhille of the Municipal
Court listened to over a score of wit
nesses yesterday who sought, to con
vince him that a Scotch collie dog
could be called "Queenie" by one
family and "Major" by another and
still be a perfectly natural dog.
The court finally decided that the
dog's name was "Queenie," and the
neighborhood out around 76th street
and Normal avenue is all split up.
Mrs. Fannie Lankford, 7725 Nor
mal avenue, had a dog which she
Mrs. Rose Gunske, 7G21 Eggleston
cvenue, also had a dog, but it an
swered to the name of "Queenie."
Both animals were Scotch collies.
Mrs. Lankford's "Major" disap
peared Thanksgiving day, and for
two months he was mourned.
On January 20 Mrs. Lankford saw
Willie Reese, a grocery boy, who de
livers provisions to both families,
leading a collie up the street. She
looked at the dog's head and decided
"Major" was found.
She threatened Willie with arrest
if he didn't give her the dog, and,
though Willie was perfectly sure the
dog he was leading never should have
been named "Major," he was frightj
ened by the thought of jail.
He gave up the dog, and reported
to Mrs. Gunske.
Mrs. Gunske told the policeman on;
the beat, and he went up to the
Lankford home and recaptured the
dog, turning it over to Mrs. Gunske.1
In the evening, feeling satisfied
with himself, the copper reported his,
action to the desk sergeant at the
South Englewood station. 1
"Say, you can't do anything like
that," criticized the sergeant.
"The h 1 I can't! I did it," re
torted tlie copper. '
The sergeant explained that if Mrs.
Gunske wanted the dog she would
have to go into court and secure a
writ of replevin.
Once more the copper captured the
dog, this time taking it from Mrs.
Gunske .and returning it to Mrs.
Mrs. Gunske asked for the writ of.
replevin, and so the case came before,
There was an army of witnesses
on both sides. Mrs. Gunske produce
ed the man in Tampa, 111., who sold)
her the dog, and the baggage man,
who chaperoned it to Chicago also,
identified the animal as "Queenie.'J
He said he had the scars to prove
she was she and not he. Friends of
Mrs. Gunske identified the dog as,
Then Mrs. Lankford brought forj
ward the woman from whom she
had bought "Major," and the dog in
question was just as positively iden
tified as Mrs. Lankford's property.
She also produced an army of
neighbors who declared the animar
was a pet of the Lankford family!5
Her daughter said she knew the dog
because it was fond of admiring itself
in the mirror.
Judge Prindiville, though he didn'?
see the dog, finally decided ft wa