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Unlucky Friday

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Au old raüroad conductor on the Wabash, who lias liad an experience on vaiious roads for tweiity years ot more, said to a report er of this paper that there is always a l'alling oiï oí' travel on Friday, owing t the popular superstition that Friday is an unlucky day to start on a journey. Beliable ögnres show that tliere is probably some gronnd for tlie theory. Of the pasaepgers carried on the railroads on the six week days, fifteen per cent. are carried on Friday, while there is an average of sevenleen per (rut. carried on each of the otlier five days. In other words, there is a falling off of nearly one-eiglith as compared witli the average 'Nf other .week days. The days of heaviest travel (giving the figures approximately) are Monday witli nineteen per. cent, and Satuidav witli eigliteen per cent. 'J'he percentage slunvn on other week days are, on ruesday, L6L25 per cent; Wedaesday 12.75 per cent; Thursday, 10 per cent; md Friday 15 per cent. - Chicago Times, Jones: "I see Smithhas taken to riding a bievcle. AVhat on earthis he doing that for?" Robinson: "Oh, a very simple reason - (o prevent Mrs. Smith IVoni going witJi liini!"


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Ann Arbor Democrat