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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 04, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 17

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new york. some hotels in the
country ig bad and some are worst,
said a drummer who came into the
offise this A. M.
what do you mean, asked mr paine
i meen what i said, ansered the
drummer, but i was thinking about
the last plase where i put up befour i
turned into the big town to lopk the
spring goods over
i reeched sissorsville late 1 nite &
an other guy was on the trane
lets walk to the hotel togather, he
says to me, and i says you are on, so
we beats it to a shack they calls a
hotel & busts in
have you a cuppel rooms, we in
kwired "no, but we got 1 with a big bed,"
the owner replys
so we took that, & of all the rooms
ever made this was the worst What
wasent broke down was torn up but
we were tired so we piled into the
purty soon the other feller kicks
me in the slats & says wake up
what for, i ast
well, can't you smell the gas es
caping, he ansered
i sniffed around & looked all around
the room for the moon was shining
brite & i got a good eyeful of the old
broken down burow and chares and
the plaster offen the wall
don't you smell it,, the feller ast
sure, i do, i replys, i smell the gas
escaping but i don't blame it a derned
bit, i wood too if it wasent so blamed
cold outside
The foreman employed by a big
contractor rushed into the office of
the boss, wild-eyed and palpitating.
"Boss," said he, "one of them new
houses of ours fell down in the
"What's that?" exclaimed the
boss, jumping right up. "What was
the matter? How did it happen?"
"It was the fault of the workmen,
boss," answered the foreman. "They
made the mistake of taking down the
scaffolding before they put on the
wall paper."
o o
"In listing reasons why war should
be abolished," said Dr. David Starr
Jordan in a recent address, "I may
add that advanced by the small boy,
who said:
" 'War makes history and there's
more of it now than I can ever
learn.' "
Maude How does your family like
your new feller?
Mabel Not at all. Mama says he
will run if you say "Boo" to him and
papa says he will run if you say
"Buy" to him. Puck.
Friends get along better than rela
tions do. Look at King George and
the Kaiser.

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