Housewreckers dissecting a brick wall in San Francisco lately found riveted to it a large memorial plaque of marble. Carved thereon were three marble dogs, two crouched beside, one perched on top of an old time safe. Below them was graven this testimonial: ". . . To the memory of three Dogs, JACK, FIDO, & TIP. In life they were intelligent, noble, and affectionate, and were cruelly poisoned by Burglars, and nobly perished at the post of duty.
"Jack, Fido, and Tip, illfated three,
Poor dead playfellows, a sad bequest.
Faithful to the last, now...