If I had my way, I 'd send you to Washington to see if you could handle it on a larger scale." " *T w'u'd be easy done," answered Police- man Flynn, "only Pr wan thing." I! Policeman Flynn deemed it necessary for the honor and dignity of his official position to assert himself. the aggressively trou- blesome fellows who think they know all about individual liberty. but 't is diff^^nt ^hfn " How w„ it i„ y„„^ ^ , „ ^^^ What ', that? Th wor-rld 's improvin'." "How was it in your case?
n' t " that Barney Flynn is discha-arged frl T foorce f r cow'rdice. It says that Barnev Flynn .s cha-arged with disord'ly conduct an' shoot:n- m th' city limits, an' ray Ltin' an offi. ' *'' '°°'-'^^ be'wor-rkin- th- fn ndship r-racket, an' that anny officer meetin' 11 call th' wagon an' r-runhim Tn" Policeman Flynn gave every evidence of bemg womed. _J Mary," he said, "no wan saw me doin' iv ^ « I saw ye, Barney," returned his relentless "Butyew'u'd.
Policeman Flynn gave this phase of the question thoughtful consideration before reply- ing. " 'T is th' anarchist that 's been annoyin" me," he explained, " an' I '11 not ha-ave him on me beat." " But I don't want him," protested the other policeman. With a few words of ex- planation the man was later passed on to a third officer, and— well, he crept back to his home about two o'clock the following morning. '^lii: i» arr POLICEMAN FLTNN " An edjicated mi-«n. V money passin- through his hands, an' him gettm eight hunderd a year. th- r-right thing I've done, but, iayin th la-aw to wan side, th' idea do be r-run- nin m me head that I put th' bracelits on the wr-rong ma-an." xiy HE DISCUSSES MARRIAGE CHAPTER XIV HE DISCUSSES MARRIAGE POLICEMAN p ZYNN'Sdaughter Mag- gie was ,11 at ease, and this was SO u„- usual for her that he could not foil to nooce it. " ^ « I never inflict corporal punishment on the children ,„ „y school, fkther." answered the g^rl! Yc r r ,"' ^"\" "°S^" «"' C^«dy in th' s^ Ho"' ° T' " •^"'^- '"^ " « "•' -me,- says Hogan f r us to be usin' four legs be- chune us whin 't is not nicissary. «,2.s divide h' abor bechune us an' save our shtrength.' So hey ma-ade u a three-legged r-race. "Don't ye get to callin' names whin I 'm thryin' f'r to ma-ake it plain to ye. « Wr-rong," returned Policeman Flynn, with emphasis.
CHAPTER XV HE STOPS A RUNAWAY THEY had been discussing the vari- ous duties of a policeman at the station, and the subject of runa- ways had come up for incidental consideration.
The way to stop a runaway," the captain had said «.s to catch the ho«e by the bit Never yell at him. " If ye think so, why don't some of ye sma-art lads put salt on his tail ? he finally got settled on the horse's head, and thus was able to hold him comparatively quiet.
If he had been deprived of his tongue he certainly would have been harmless, for in the matter of physical prowess he was about as meek and unassuming a man as one could well find. " POLICEMAN FLYNN " 1 'm loolcing for work." "Where d' ye wor-rk la-st ? A tree— the only one in the locality, and the pride of Mrs. When order was finally re- stored as a result of thi earnest efforts of Mrs. the'kd"' " "'"'' ^^ " *^'"* ^*"'"'" P'"'^«'l "I sh Vd n't think ye w'u'd," returned Po- hceman Flynn. Baxter rolled along the latter voiced h"s indignation.
'T is f 'r you to bat ye-ersilf on th' head' with ye-er club an' jerk ye-ersilf off to th' -station whether ye will or no." "'T w'u'd be a sha-ame, Mary," protested Policeman Flynn, "f'r me, bein' th' fri'nd to mesilf that I am, to be that r-rough with me- si f. He was dangerous or harmless, according to the point of view. has so manny ba-ad ixamples." "He put a stone through th' Widdy Kelly's w ^ 'T s f V me to show him th' la-aws ferninst malicious m Ts chief IS made to be infoorced " re Jlr t7'rr°'"o^"''^ ''^'^ "^""^^^^ ^^is Teh him h ' ^°''"'"'*" ^'y"" -"'d reach h.m he was out ,„ the back yard looking 1 18 ia Ji JSi^ittil' Ckt M^Wu M'-^ ii.f i**! ] t-i POLICEMAN FLYNN for an available place of refuge. h i, best to draw a veil over what immedi- ately followed. I trusted him implicitly." crustea « F'r sure " said Policeman Flynn, but with- out any enthusiasm. he added, " T is best to take th bracelits along, fr they ma-ay be handy" A carnage was waiting, and as Flynn and Mr.
Mary.an'-tisnotth-S: vrne nor annywanilse that can lay th' ha-a„d .v^th W on mes.,f without havin-k to go f'r "I see ye now. Flynn, " but as a po-Iis officer ye ha^ve no r-n^^ fr to be askin' favors iv me. ^' ' ■^ALmm XIII HE ARRESTS A DEFAULTER '%^ ^w_ 'm M CHAPTER XIII HE ARRESTS A DEFAULTER POLICEMAN BARNEY FLYNNwas on reserve duty when the Captain sent for him.
Vtbeafthergettin'th'only POLICEMAN FLTNN husband ye ha-ave in throuble," argued the ' pohceman. " "As a husband, Barney, I like ye," said the diplomatic Mrs.
I 'd be sorry f'r thim if It was n't f'r wan thing." " What 's that ? Flynn " Why don't they wor-rk f'r a livin' in'stead iv wor-rkm'f'rajob? ;lp'«'^'^'^ -r'b Vh' tr.:rx^' ^""^ '^ biggest taxpayers in th'Xl^ "'" " ^''« ivery wan j Lps r-rou„d f V an" I TT *''" th' beat amin B . So a few days later Flynn found him holding forth m the same strain again, and again he forced Z^r^' °"; '" '''^ p°"--" - " "J 's ha-ard to know what to do," he told his wife. " ' This la-ad,' says I to th' judge, ' is shoot- in' off his mouth an' sayin' ha-ard things ag'in th' governmint.' " ' D' ye think ? " ^ "" tha'ti^-^' ""'• ""'''"*'^ ''•" "''" •" » tone out earned conviction with it fijl mood, but, instead of going home to fh. CSe ' Z"'^'-''""' me neigh-bor's wife her 6»i ' ""y"' '*«"» «'! If ye-ar cow'rdly nature won't let ye U-alk to th' woman, go lam her ma-an wanst, jist to let thim know ye 're shtandin' up ft th' r-rights iv ye-er wife." " M-m-m, well," replied Policeman Flynn, apparently brought to terms by this threat, "if ye insist, I '11 ha-ve it out with him. "She 's been threafnin' to tell him to knock ye-er head off. ^^but there do be la-ads I 've thought was hon- "Honest when there 's nothing they can steal, grumbled Mr. " Why, I tought this young fellow all that he knows about busi- ness—I gave him his training— and you 'd think that gratitude alone would make him raithfiil to me." u Z^^'^r '*'"''*'" ^'^'"'"'='^ Policeman Flynn.