Archive for September 26th, 2012

Envoy

September 26, 2012

Image from On This Deity

ENVOY

(From “More Songs From Vagabondia”)

Richard Hovey (1864-1900)

I
Whose furthest footstep never strayed
Beyond the village of his birth,
Is but a lodge for the night
In this old wayside inn of earth.

Tomorrow he shall take his pack,
And set out for the ways beyond,
On the old trail from star to star,
An alien and a vagabond.

II
If any record of our names
Be blown about the hills of time,
Let no one sunder us in death —
The man of paint, the man of rhyme.

Of all our good, of all our bad,
This one thing only is of worth —
We held the league of heart to heart
The only purpose of the earth.

Mason City Globe Gazette (Mason City, Iowa) Jul 24, 1929

Stupid Cop Tricks

September 26, 2012

Image from Homicide in Chicago 1870-1930 (not the officer in the story)

SHOOTS SELF INSTEAD OF DOG.

CHICAGO, Nov 20. — Policeman Mike Quigley, attempting to accommodate a customer who desired a slippery dog killed, shot himself in the leg. The dog tried to run thru Mike’s legs as the cop fired.

The Lincoln State Journal (Lincoln, Nebraska) Nov 20, 1922