A Japanese Scare

A Japanese Scare

The Japanese cook at Lewis Hall Normal School Institution. Lewiston, Idaho, recently caused the fire department to make a record morning run besides scaring the young ladies from their peaceful dreams after a late dance the night before. The cook was worried about a roast which was delayed by the butcher, and through a mistake of the telephone exchange was connected with the fire department. The telephone in the fire station sounded. “What’s the matter?” asked the man on house watch. “Hully up.” said the Jap ancse cook, thinking that he was talking to the butcher. “Have you got a fire?” asked the fireman. “Course got a lire,” came the answer. That was all the watchman wanted to know. The alarm was sounded and the big auto lire apparatus made a record run over had roads. YV hen the department turned into the campus the ringing of the apparatus bells awoke a number of sleeping girls with a start. The cry of “fire” quickly went through the dormitory, causing excitement. Everyone was terrified except the Japanese cook, who was calm and cool and professed complete ignorance as to how the alarm was turned in.

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