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About The American. (Omaha, Nebraska) 1891-1899 | View Entire Issue (April 1, 1892)
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'Am ymi going to the party this
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bit better half,
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nrt! I'm going with Mr. Jerk son.
Til tako ft cab and call tor Iter m my
"Alt right my dear. I'll turn into
my den as I hsve some writing to do,"
Ho to hit particular sanctum la the
front basement (moat families would
have made It ii housekeeper's room)
bo betook himself in dim course. Not
to write, however, but to the compan
ionship of a strange, shabby-genteel
Individual who was consuming
whisky and water and smoking a pipo,
and of whoso presence in tho houie
Mrs. Stenlako had not the faintest
It should be explained that Griffith
Stenlako had married a young widow
with two llttla girt. They had not
been very happy during the last yoar.
Their attitude toward each other
might aptly be described at an armed
neutrality. Kaoh drifted their own
way. The lady wa a votary of pleas
ure and must have money at any cost.
Iler husband was a man of weak
obaraoter, lionco he supplied the need
ful meekly and concealed his difficulties
from hor, knowing that the in her
turn would only upbraid him for hi
Ho it came about that till now ho
bad successfully secreted from her the
habby man lit his den (which alio
never intruded upon), tho said shabby
Individual being no loss a porson than
a man in possession. Griffith, In hii
indolent fashion, wai a student of
character. This man amused him and
he resolved to spend the evening In
bis company until Mrs. 8tonlake's re
turn, lie found him pooping between
the Venetians, appurontly trying to
got a glimpse of that lady as she wont
out at the front door.
"Don't lot yourself be soon, for
good n cms sake!" exclalmod Griffith.
"All right, sirj I'm sure I don't
want to be, " tho broker's man replied
very qulotly, but as he turned fcUen
lake noted a strange look in his face.
"Your wife, slrP She's a very pretty
"I'm glad you think so."
Oh, don't mind ma, sir. Sho
brings back to my memory some one
I onoo knew. "
"Kes woll, no, I suppose you'd
bo nstoninhud to hoar I'd over boon
anythlngdtlTorcnt from a bum bailiff?"
"So, Mr, by the way, what is
"Bangster Hill fiangster. That
will do well enough for mo at present
I suppose you'd be surprlsod to hoar
I'd boon a solicitor onoo?"
"I should indood."
"Well, I wa. And that I'd boon
truck-off tho roll?"
"No, I shouldn't ba surprlsod at
"Ah, welL that's Just what I wasn't!
I simply sank gracefully into oblivion.
Only about four yours ago the final
crash took place, mind you, and all
bocauso 1 was too trustful for this
"A confiding lawyorl"
"Ah, you may well laugh. Hut I
paid dourly for my expor-lonoo. I bar
tered away both fortune and happi
ness, and now 1 bolleve In no one."
lie sat for a moment pulling at his
pipe, and then continued)
"It wus fill through ft lady who
carnoto me representing that she was
entitled to a largo fortune, She told
me she did not wlxh to lake proceed
ings in the matter at once, as there
was a young man in love with hor
who would not propose to hor if ho
knew it lost it might bo thought he
vantod her for hor money, I be
lieved this romantic talo and ad
vanced hor woll, nearly every penny
I had In the world.
"Then she lo van ted, and I had to
face my wife and little children and
tell them they were beggars, riho
was furious and joaldus, too, for she
thought there was more in tho matter
than 1 would confess to. I pleaded
excuses then! I can find none now. It
was a cowardly ploce of folly on my
part, Hho left mo, taking the little
ones, I don't know how they fared.
I became a penniless wandersr, with
out homo, without friends. I sank
lower and lower until I have found
my level. Kxporlonco has taught mo
cunning, care has made mo drink; so
1 havo become a brokor's man."
Ho stopped spoaklng. Grtfllth was
thoughtful and there was a long si
lence between them,
Mr. Btonluko coughed and winked.
The man in possession did he same,
The room was full of smoke, a groat
deal more smoke, surely, than could
possibly have boon caused by their
pipes. Grllllth oponod the door. Tho
passage was full of smoke, too, and
at the same moment tho servant maid
enme positively flying down tho stairs
"Halloa!" said Kill Sangster, start
lng up, his utterance a little thick,
for he had absorbed nearly as much
whisky as was good for him. "What's
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"Ah!" rrll Ihn broker mail,
clasping his h in ivlit anguUh.
youYe not ttuMr Mhrr-yiMi ont
iir, but at Ui ho' thlr nmUu'r
the mul invn thm a lilllt afior all
and Jsnf!" he )rllxl running into
the kitrhoik. "a hmumor. a hstohct or
otiiPlhlng to burnt lh door upeu with,
for the love of heaven!"
Jane was not thm fcho hal fled
up the street to give the alarm but
Sangwr soon found a kiWhen chop
per, armed with w hich ho rnn ujwtairs
again. On the landing be met Mn
lake, who had tried to ascend but had
boon Iwaten back, choked and blinded
by the dense volumes of smoke.
"I'll go up again, "ho said In gnsp.
"It's very good of youbut don't at
tompt it It's simply madness."
"Lot mo passt" crlod tho man in
possession, auihorltativoly, and disap
peared into the darkness.
Griillth Stenlako, although not such
a bad sort of an easy-going, woak fol
low in the main, was not the man to
actively prevent othor people from
making huroos of themsolves.
Meantime at tho top of the house tho
agonized cries of the children oould bo
hoard and tho determined crash!
crash! crash! against the panels of tho
door. That is liko a human sound,
too. It sooms to Say: "I will con
quer or die!"
Quick! quick! or it will be too late.
Tho devouring llamos are fast gaining
ground. Oh, hoaveif holp that brave
heart! Yea Just one more vigorous
blow. Tho door is flying in splinters.
The smoke and flames burst forth, but
he is inside.
All this happened in a very few
minutes, and by that time tho engines
wero there playing on tho house.
Thoy lose no time when they are
summoned, that gallant brigade,
which for true heroism cau boat all
your soldiers from Alexander down
ward. "Quick!" crlod Stenlako, "tho es
cape, Thorn's a man and two chil
dren In the top room!"
In a twinkling tho ladder is sot up and
one of the men is ascending it At the
window bo can see a sort of demon a
blackonod form illumined by tha glare
of the flame--holding in either arm a
terrified little girl; they wero safe and
sound. J ho fireman caught thorn and
budo tholr preserver descend. Hut
his only thought bad boon for thorn.
Somehow hi foot slipped and ho fell
backward. Then thero was an appall
ing crash. Tho flooring of tho upper
story had given way and brave Hill
hangster was burioil beneath tho ruins.
The first gray streaks of tho dawn
are lighting up tho sky, The fire has
boon mastered. The damage was con
flnod tq tho two upper slorios, and the
ruins aro still smouldering. After in
finite exertions Hangstor has been ox
trlcated and carried into Htorilake's
don, whore thoy passed tho evening.
Ills face, whore It was not scorched,
was deadly pale. Grout drop wrung
out by agony stood out upon his brow,
for both hi legs wore broken. Tho
first words ho uttered wero to ask for
the children, They wero there) for
by a merciful I'rovidotiee thoy hod
escapod all injury.
Just then a cub drove up to the door
and a lady in' .; lng dross and
wrapped in a cloak allghlod, It was
Oh, Oriflith. sho crlod, inooher
ontly, as sho nm Into the houso,
"what 1 this? What has happonod?
Where aro tho chiidronP"
"fSafo, thank goodness! Come in
hero, Mary. This I the bravo follow
to whom we owe their live, who has
risked his for them!"
Sho camo into tho little room and
started back on seeing tho blaokonod
figure lying upon the couch. Her eyes
dilated and it was only by a supremo
effort that sho saved herself from
"Whore did you come from?" sho
said at last in an awed whlspor.
"1 am the man In possession," ho
answered, with a faint smile, putting
an arm round each of the little girls.
"Yos. a littlo morxiy 1 owed," Sten.
lake romarkod wearily.
liut his wife had not asked for an
explanation. She had not even heard
"I thought you wero dead, " sho
continued, In the same tone,
Dli, don't worry about that, my
dear. I soon shall bo, but I've boon
able to save them at any rate, my lit
"Who is this manP" Griffith asked,
"My husband!" sho replied, cover
ing hor faco with both hor hands,
"Yes, sir, and a bad husband, too
heaven forgive met although I loved
her in my own way. Don't blame her,
Sho didn't know. It's my fault. She
thought I was dead. Iiut I soon shall
be vary soon. "
"No, noj I have sent for a doctor,"
Stonlako said, vaguoly. Ho hardly
know what he did say.
"Ah, doctors would never do much
good, but 1' m past their healing now,
I feel it and I've no doubt you're glad
in your hearts. I know I am, for my
life has been a weary wreck since for
some time past May I kiss them
JustoncoP" he asked, and there was a J
quiver in that voice, which was grow. I
ing weaker snd weaker, Griffith
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A BRAVB MONTANA WOMAN.
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A lady whoso name we are unable
to learn ttiH with a startling fidveo.
hire while traveling on tho stage, near
Mmilton's station, very arly oiisj
morning recently, says tho Susanvllliv
t'al, Mall Tho lady roldis in Mon.
tana. and. with her flvo-yar.old
daughter, was on hor way to visit her
parents, who toslde near Ft ltldwolL
Arriving at Amedco, tho remainder of
tho trip must bo travelod by stngo
poach, ltnrsclf and daughter con
stituted the passengers, and, as the
night was extremely cold, blustry and
dlsngreonblo, she preferred riding on
the inside of tho couch.
ltafore leaving Amedeo tho cur
tains wero all fastened. Tho coach
rumbled along all right for miles, tho
horses wero changed, and nothing un.
usual transpired until Madeline plains
wero roachod. whon suddonly tho dri
ver fell from his seat and the team
continued drlverloss on toward the
next station. The lady soon realized
hor plight and endeavored to vaoaw
the ooach as expeditiously as possl
bio, but tho curtains were fnstoned on
tho outside. Possessed with groat
presence of mind sho hastily took her
ponknlfe and cut tho fastonlngs and
thus socurod an avonuo to roach torra
Her first move was to drop tho lit
tlo girl from tho coach as gently as
possible and then she followed, alight
ing in safety. After running a short
distance sho managed to stop the
horses, and placing tho child on the
seat the lady mount d tho coach and
drove on to tho Moulton station. A
relief expedition was sent out after the
driver, who was mot boating bis weary
way into tho station.
It seems the Jehu had become sleepy
or somothlng of tho kind, and losing
his equilibrium had fallen overboard.
Another driver loss sloopy was found
at the station who continued on the
Journey. Fortunatoly the team hap.
pened to bo very gontlo, otherwise the
advonturo might not havo terminated
as luckily. Tho lady displayed great
nerve and coolness, and it is duo to
that fact that horsolf and little daugh
ter escapod a fearful fate.
sirs. '' Kiigllsli.
Every one's right to "life, liberty
and the pursuit of happiness" must
cortalnly bo in tho air of tho land of
the froo. It is told of tho C'orcan
minister in Washington that a lady
askod him how ho llkod America.
"Oh, very good, " ho replied,
"And your wlfo, how does she like
Oh, sho lika it too good! She say,
I good as you now, I not go back any
Mrs. Yo Is a charming littlo woman,
who is In lovo with American customs.
Sho has adopted tho Amorlcan stylo
of dross and speaks English with a
dolieiout) accont It is wonderful bow
quickly sho has learned our difficult
tongue. Homo of hor literal transla
tions possess an original flavor that is
bewitching. For instance she was
tolling of thieves breaking into tho
house, "Yes," sho said, earnestly,
tho steal mans took everything."
What could bo more exprosslve than
that? N. Y. Times.
Two I.oiitf I'elt Want.
Jinks By Goorgol I've struck it
I'll bo rich In five years.
Going to start an intelligence
"Huh! Nothing new about that."
"Walt till you see mo, I'll havo a
regular lino of cubs, and send around
very morning to all my customers."
"To leave a fresh girl and take
yesterday's girl away. Just think of
it. For the mistresses, a new girl
every morning; for the girls, a now
placo every day. There's millions
in it" Fuck.
That KxpUlns II.
A New York artist was recontly vis
ited by a lady frlond. The artist was
painting an angol.
Why do you alwnys paint your an
gels with dark hair and black eyes?"
askod the friend.
"It's a groat secret and it might
get mo into troublo if you were to give
"Well tho reason I paint my an.
gels with black hair and eyos Is be
cause my wife is a blonde." Texas
Fanslos sometimes called hearts-
ease, hcrb-trlnily, kit-run-about love-in-ldleness,
aro supposod, in the 'language of
flowers, to denote thought Ophelia
says: "There's rosemary, that's for
remerabranoe. pray you, love, remem
ber i and there is pansles, that's for
thought I he word pansy is undoubt
edly from the French pensee though
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terlude on the pnrt of the pismv
I "I didn't know," pursued i lie young
liiin, reiWHvitly, "but I had Ihhi
t H t rrrrr rum-turn, Lumtitum
tl turn turn, It r r r rum turn.
"What made you think w, Frankf "
i "Why, U was tho stipulation, you
know, when you gave me the "old
hhako, that I ohould cotmi to see you
occasionally as a frititd, so as not to
break off too sudden and get people
totalkiiut. Wasn't UP"
I Liim-ti-tum-tum. Pilli-willi-willi-wil-li-willi-willi.
Kcr-chug. Ker-chug. It-r-rrnmtum.
"Yes, I believe that was the under
standing." j "Tliat's what I'vo been doing, you
know Oracle. I've been coming occa
sionally. Once or twice a week is oc
casionally, imi't it?"
"Yos, I suppose you could call it
"But whon a follow gets to coming
throe or four times a woek, you know
it looks as if he were netting ofl the
occasional basis and trying to make
a now deal. That's what is worrying
"I wouldn-t-r-r-r-rum-tum. Ker-ahung
let such a little thine as that lum-
, ti-tum-tum worry me."
"It's all right, of courso, to ro on
l being friend, Grace, but it's going to
take a long time to break it to em
gently if this occasional business gets
; any more b'm occasional than is
' now. And it'll bo pretty tough on me
; to make it any less occasional,"
"Home day, of courso, I'll have to
quit. It has been a pretty long time
now since I have bored you, Grade,
with a word of love-"
"A long time!" exclaimed Oracle,
iteiiflively, "It's been an eternity,
Yum! Yum! yum-yumt Yum
yum! Which the sagacious reader will un
derstand to be an interlude with which
the piano had nothing whatever to
And Frank is to go to see Him Ora
cle one day next week with a regular
ly ordained minister, a new black suit,
and ft marriage license, Chicago Tri-bun-
TheTralnmen'e Oentl Way,
He came rushing up the stairs to
the elevated station, bought a ticket,
dropped it In the box as ho ran and
pulled himself up with a jerk at tho
This train go to Franklin square?"
he asked, panting,
"Nop," answered tho trainmen,
lamming the gate.
Then the man in a hurry walked up
and down the platform nervously and
impatiently until tho next train came
along. Ho got on the front car, but
at the door he turned to make sure
that he was right,
"Franklin square train?" he asked,
"Nop," said tho trainmen. Four
teenth next," and he throw the gate
after the fleeing heels of the passenger
who had hastily left the car.
There was another promonado;
another train pulled in, andflgainthe
"Does this train go to Franklin
"Nop," said the trainman, looking
sweet ly at the young woman in a red
There was desperation in the man
ner of the stranger after the third
train had gone. Ho looked around
him carefully, walked quickly back
and forth, turning sharply and taking
short savage steps. Before the fourth
train reached the station he went up
to the ticket "chopper" and said very
Does tho next train stop at Frank
"Nop," said the chopper, prying In
the glass box with a wire and then
"Does the next train after the one
coming stop at Franklin Square?"
"Nop," answered the official, put
ting on his gloves, which he had taken
ofl to handle the wire, and carefully
examining a little rip in one of the
"The next one after that?"
"Will you kindly toll me," said the
Sassenger meekly, "when a Franklin
quare train will come?"
"There ain't no Franklin Suuare
trains on this side."
"None at all?" '
"But I thought "
"Nop. This is the Sixth avenue line.
You want to walk over to Third ave
nue." "Couldn't you have told me that
before?" asked the stranger, with a
faint smile of wonder.
"Why not?" mildly.
' " 'Cause you didn t ask me," and
the stranger went down the stairs
very softly s if he were afraid of dis
turbing a sleeping lion. New York
j Heroes In Kansas.
"About the coolost thing I ever
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l snd anv inen. ' t V lend.' np
0(-ir minds. i(.'hiy t i lifi
I bell pr-t!lt ipiatlflS eit l!V ilel it,
Ion. Their kill VI w, J'oH Vno
' Vtt one of Vih ehptt don lo
Ihr-tr one-horse pMttUn otli. and got
a big pnttf slrih k'W ae ftimtln
Iroin Jiml iie,' And vhat dhlllwy do
but stuk H unto a no id ile ir
ant tin' and pelade th I own
with that bill Hying tner thrtr
"What did I he iilteiis sny?
"Why, the town jut naturally
yelled Itself hoarse ami pwd
the hat to pay the damages,
A Wrinkle for Dentists.
A mother took her little five-year,
old to the dentist's to have ft bad
tooth extracted. The young monkey,
in anticipation of the pain, set up an
awful squeal, till tho den tint pacified
him with these words:
"I say, my tittle man, are you good
"Y e a!"
"Then let me hear you," (Boy
whistles.) "I toll you what, my boy,
this is how we'll do; as soon as It be
gins to hurt you whistle, and I'll stop
The hid fell in with the suggestion,
the dentist pulled out the tooth, after
a i. .'fulfill howl,
"Ah! my little fellow, why didn't
The Florida Way.
John North, on the cars, For
Heaven's sake, conductor, can't this
train make a little better time? We
have stopped 20 minutes Out hore in
the woods fof no apparont reason.
There Is only one house insight, and
Colonel Gator, the conductor. No
reason, suh? W'y, bless yo heaht,
suh, we are stoppin' In the interests
of business. Mixscus Wiregrass, who
lives in this yell house, wants to take
a full dozen of turkey eggs to market.
She's got 11 now, an' is waitin' foh
the tuhkey to lay the othuh one,
Just as soon as the turkey does her
duty, we'll team onward.
The Weaker Sex,
Magistrate: "Prisoner, are you not
ashamed of ill-treating a feeble
creature like your wife?"
"Prisoner, smiling: "Feeblo creat
ure! Did your Worship eycr see the
Prisoner: "Then you will please
allow me to make a short statement?
Three weeks ago I cot hor weighed on
the automatic weighing-machine. And
the feeble creature, as sho stood In her
clothes, was found to weigh 187
pounds!" Tagliche Rundschau.
Alexandre Dumas, on alighting from
his carriage recently, was accosted by
a beggar, to whom ho gave a couple of
sous, The latter, expecting some
thing handsomer, no doubt, started
back In amazement,
"Conic, come!" said tho authoi oi
"The Princess of Bagdad," with a
knowing smile, "just take the coppers,
will you, and give them to the first
poor chap you conie across." Anna
les Politiques et Litteraires.
A Sequel to the Reoent Ministerial
A French Deputy lately wont down
to the House having his head and Iwo
covered with a huge fencing mask. On
goin In he was stopped by the usheri
"We cannot allow you to pass dis
guised in that fashion, sir!"
"I beg your pardon, but to-day I
have a question to put to the Minis-tors."-LoUil
An Uncommercial Traveler,
Caswell Hello, Bellefield, I haven't
seen you for six months. Are you still
keeping books for BheoU & Llnnen?
Bellefield No; I'm trawling for the
"Ah! Since when?"
"Hint s Saturday, It was on that
day they told me to take a long
walk," Pittsburg Chronicle,
Love and Luore.
A: "Aro those two lovers yonder
firmly engaged yet?" They are billing'
and cooing like turtledoves. I sup- j
pose their parents are agreed on tho
B, Pretty neatly there Is only a dif
ference of a thousand marks between
them!" Der Schalk.
A Pleating Prospect.
Dr. X has just amputated both
nether limbs of one of his patients.
After a few words of encouragement,
"Whatever you do,- keen quiet, and
in six weeks at the outshfe, you will
be on your legs again," 1 Papillion.
Unkind of Him.
"They soy you have an excellent
memory, Mr. Dukano," observed Miss
"Yes, indeed," replied the brute, "I
can remember distinctly events that (
occurred in 18411, the year you were
born. Pittsburg Chronicle. j
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psiitiy, fwm the klletii'tv antl from
ttm ilinleg room. Ni midehpl
shout ill, onsolntoly growtnif ioiiigry
with every wlilff of the roasting utcsu
snd the pl y pies and pmbtlntfs.
At 14 dinner mady and Jan,
one of the hlrel gh Is, wul to the
parlor lo nnnii,-w the fact leaving
the dining room door ajnr. I was In
hiding under tho hell table, and hm
was my opportunity. I rushed into
the dining Mom lo see what Ihnru was
good on the inhht, Ala the only
thing within my much was a dish of
hot baked ot toes!
l ather snd tho company were ap
proaching. 1 selxed a potato, jammed
It Into my trousers pocket and msdo a
rush for the door. 1 managed lo
scramble past father, who lod tho way
with a lady on his arm. and blundered
full Into tho governor of the stale,
The governor laughnd and picked
mo up In his arms, while I struggled
"All, what a tin, boy, Mr. Prosi.
dent" said his excellency, us ho hold
mo Dimly agnlnst bis side. "But ho s
a rogue, I sou, for ho ha stolen his
"I didn't steal father's chin, elthor!"
I gwspod. "Twas only a potato!
and oh, it's burning me!" With that
1 gavo a ringing scronm, and, to tho
horror of my father and mother, 1
struck tho governor in tho faco with
Then It all came out The hot po
tatoo had burst under tho governor's
hug, and steaming through the thin
linen trousers, had made a grout red
burn on my log. And so it camo to
pass that until I entered college, I
nevor had anything for dinner oa
commencement day but ono baked po
tato. That Is to holp you to romombor to
keep your pockets clour of stolen
goods, " fathor used to say, "for ono
never knows when he tuny moot the
Tlis I)r Vm Whan the Kr of tits
Nut Inn Wr Vpan II I in.
Daniel Webster was in 1170 a mem
ber of Phillips Exoter academy, says
the Boston Globe, A few days after " "
Mr. Webster had enter Kxeter acad
emy ho returned to his boarding house
one evening in a very despondent
mood and told his friends that the city
boys In tho academy wero constantly
laughing at him because he was at tho
foot of his class and had come from
The next day Mr. Nicholas Emery,
who was then sn assistant In tho acad
emy, urged Webster to think of noth
ing but bis books, and uddod that all
would come out right
The advioo wus heeded and at tho
end of tho first quarter Mr. Kmery,
mustering his chixs in a line, formally
took tho arm of young Webster and
marched him from the foot to the ex.
At the ond of tho second quarter,
when tho class wus mustered, Mr.
"Daniel Webster, gather up your
books and takodown your cap."
Tho boy obeyed, and. thinking ho
was about to be expelled from school,
was sorely troubled;
The teacher soon dispelled this il
lusion, for he said; "Now, sir, you
will please report yourself to the
teacher of the first class. And you,
young men, will take an affectionate
leave of your classmate, for you will
never see him again."
They never did seo him in -that
class room again, but tho time came
whon tho eyes of the nation beheld
IliilT Willow la fttroiiKt.
A general mistake is undo about
basket most people supposing that
the white willow basket is tho best It
look host but it is by no means the
strongest Tho white willow slips are
cut In the fall and kept green all
winter by packing their stubs in wel
sand or water, and when spring come
the bark pools off with a twist of the
hand The buff bankets, on the con
trary, are made from dried willow
slips, which havo been steamed and
then pooled. While not so han.lorao,
they aro much stronger, and will wear
far longer than the whtto.
Wrltu-it In I'fiKii,
Tho vicar of Doucaster. England,
found tho accompanying lluos written
In pencil oa tho walls of tho belfry of
the parish church. They happily do.
fine 'Tinging," "chiming'1 and "toll
ing:" "l o call the folks to church in time,
When mirth and pleasure's on the wiug,
Whon from tha body parts the soul,
Howell "Why does Fuller avoid
llohson now? They used to bo insep
arable." Powell "Thoy were hypnotized on
the stage last week and the professor
told Fuller that ho wus a grain of corn
and llohson that he was a chicken,"
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