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An Irish Bull

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The ruling passion of bull-making strong in death, or its near neighborhood, was strongly illustrated in another story MoKee -was fond of telling - that of two Irishnien wlio were strolling along the docks of Liverpool, penniless and without any prospect of securing money or employment. Presently they came to a placard : ; Royal Humane Society. ; ; L2 reward for Baving a life ! : ; L1.10 for recovering the body ! : " Dennis," said Mike, " Dennis, d'ye see that ? I'U fall overboord and you'il jump in and reshcueme, and we'll divide the reward, which'll beapound apiece." "Agreed," said Dennis. "Here goes," and a minute later Mike was floundering in the water. But no sooner had he fallen in than Dennis, to his inexpressible horror, remembered that he didn't know how to swim, and so instead of springiug in and rescuing tho drowning man he stood leaning over the rail staring at t,ho bubbles which marked w├╝ere Mike had sunk. Once he came up, but Dennis gave no sign. Twice he came up, but Denlis could neither move or utter a word. For the fatal third time he came to the surface and fiiutly exclaimed : " Denny, av y e ain't d - d quick it's ody flfteen shillin's aich we'll get for recoverin' the body !" A Michigan man, who kicked the agent of a new styie of carpet-stretcher, hobbles around onacrutch. Thefellow had had the seat of his breeches repaired with boiler iron before starting on his trip.


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Michigan Argus