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JUNE 11, 190f
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A POOR MAN'S WEALTH
Sittin' down along the fence, .
Brother Tom an' me,
Talkin' 'bout our trials and eich
Hard times as we see;
Kinder looked at him an' smiled,
And I said, says"!:
"Ain't no use at all, old man,
Fer to set an' sigh."
"Ain't no use, yer right," he said,
Dreamin' uv our wealth;
"Got a fairly mlddlin' crop
Uv gumption an uv health;
Taters panned out purty well,
Corn'll yield "'ght smart;
See them yaller pumpkins there,
Shinin' in the cart!
"Mary's canned ernuff termats
Fer to fill a bin;
'Sides this yer complainin', Bob,
Sounds-a heap like sin."
"Yas, an' here's my hand, old man,
I agree with you
Ain't no notes as I kin see
Just now fallin' due!
"Sure, we ain't no Vanderbilts,
Can't put on much style;
Still, we've got er perfect right
Fer to smoke an' smile.
Home, there's Sarah, wadin' in,
Workin' like a bee;
An' a little baby, Tom
Who's got more'n me?
"Who's got more'n me, old man,
When you think uv it?
Yet we climb up on the fence
An' we sit an' sit;
Sunshine's cheap, an' laughter, too,
An' we shouldn't swear
When it comes to cpuutin' out
Just a poor man'? share.
"You've Marker an' the kid",
An' you got your, corn;
I've got two li'l rosy 'arms ,
Roun' my neck. at morn; , ',
Two blue eyes a-shinin'' sweet'
In the evenligh't;
Two li'l lips as fair as love '
Kissin' me good-night.
"After all, a poor man's wealth
Ain't so much fer show;
But yer got ter calkerlate
Just how fer 'twill go.
I kin count the length o' mine,
Though I'm not so smart;
Fer I've measured it, you see,
- Down here in my heart.
"Measured it with Sarah, in,
An' ther child ter boot;
Git up, Tom, an tune yer lips
Fer a little toot!
Gold is mighty fine, I guess,
But we've both got health;
And them little lips at home
That's enough uv wealth!"
Bentztown Bard in Baltimore Sun.
TIIE RIVER OF TIME
Oh! a wonderful stream is the River
As it runs through the realm of tears
With a faultless rhythm and a musi-
And a broader sweep and a surge
As it blends in the Ocean of Tears.
How the winters are drifting like
flakes of the snow,
All the summer like birds between,
And the years in the sheaf, how they
come and go
On the river's breast, with Its ebb
and its flow
As it glides into shadow and sheen.
There's a magical islo up the River
Where the softest of airs are playing,
There's a' cloudless sky and a tropical
And a song aB sweet as a vesper
And the Junes with the roses are
And the name of this isle is the
And we bury our treasures there;
There are beams of beauty and
bosoms of snow,
There are heaps of dust Oh! we
love them so
There are trinkets, and tresses of
There are fragments of songs that
There are parts of an Infant's prayer.
There's a lute unswept and a harp
There are broken' beads and pieces of
And. the garments that she used to
t i, ,
Oh ! remembered ' for aye be that
blessed isle,v -All
the 'day df our life until night;
And' when evening grows with its
And our eyes are closed in slumber
May the home of our souls be in
Benjamin Franklin Taylor.
NO IAOK OF VOLUNTEERS
If congress will appropriate even
a part of $4 7,0 00 for the trip to
Alaska, Mr. Taft will have no trouble
in finding a proxy if he can't go him
self. St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
IMMIGRATION FROM MEXICO
During the ten months ended with
the month of April nearly eight
thousand more immigrants came Into
the United States at Laredo, Texas,
than during the previous entire fiscal
year of 1907-8. Tho total admissions
into tho United States during tho
first ten months of this fiscal year
amounted to 10,109, against 2,252
for the entiro previous year. Those
excluded wore three idiots, two im
beciles, three turpitudes, six mendi
cants, one assistant to aliens, sixteen
white slaves, three agents accompany
ing alions, twenty-ono sufferers from
sore oyeg (trachoma), three Japanese
without passports, Dlxty-four persona
liable to become public charges
(none of theso woro Mexicans) and
thirty-nine violators of tho contract
labor law. Mexican Herald.
"Tennis Is his favorito gamo, isn't
"It used to bo. It's lions and
rhinoceroses now." Chicago Tribune.
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S, CUTLERY CO.. St. Louis. Mo. Sparksville, Ind.. Feb. 19. 190
Dear Sirs: Your letter of the 17th received today and yon will find Inclosed money order for 11.7$ to pay for the Valean No. 2671 that I received January 25th, and which I bav
thoroughly tested and tried; and will have to uy that It beau anything that I ever put on my face, 1 except none. I not only used It on my face, but I have wed it on the faces
of some of my friends and patrons. I have a few- regular customers to shave once a week, men with all kinds of beards, and all say t Jeka, what kisd of a razor
la wair ii Beats anyimiiK i crrcr sm bh cay lace maves me easiest, i nave been xarnlnff Ue barber trade workJar uader aa experienced bar
ber; he lives here in the country aad drives to bis work in a country town. He came over the other day to ret a shave, sad wbca I pulled the
Vulcan out be says, let me see that, and after looking It over sayst She has the earmarks of a rood razor. And after I used it he says she is a
good one. well, i must close, use Uiu to advertise wltn, U you waatto. JOHN N, BROWN, Sparktville, lad.
lATTm ,, Are Yon Going to Write Us va t ntu yoa
ff Hell a Letter Like the Above? SSgiSS'Mj
yourself, simply because the Vulcan is sold on its merits. We used to receive many orders
reading as follows: "I do not see how you can send out a good razor on thirty days (30) free
trial. If yoa really do as you advertise send me one. I have at very stiff beard and shave
once a week. " Now many of our orders read: "Please send me a Vulcan exactly like the one
you sent James Whipple. He says it is a dandy." Men know we do sell our Vulcans exactly as
our advertisement states. Send us your name and complete address, and we will send you a
Vulcan razor which you may try for 30 days. If you like it send us $1.75 at the end of the
trial. If not satisfactory send the razor back to us. Many a man who never saw oar ad
vertisement owns a Vulcanwhy? Simply because he saw the Vulcan in the hands of one
of our friends. If you are satisfied tell your friends about us. We guarantee that the Vulcan
will give you a smooth, clean shave. We do not care if you paid fifty cents or five dollars for
your present razor if it is not satisfactory send for our Vulcan. After a 30 day trial it will
be the only razor that you will use. You have seen our advertisement in this paper before.
Do you think you would see it again unless we had made good? Our repeated advertising can
only mean that we are selling Vulcan razors; and since all Vulcans are sold on 30 days trial,
and none are paid for unless they are entirely satisfactory, the only fair conclusion to
draw is that we are selling good razors. If you want one on trial, send us your name and
U. S. CUTLERY COMPANY, . Department 50, St. Louis. Mo.
BLADES SHOWN BELOW
Every Vulcan blade is made from
the very finest grade of English cru
cible steel; the finest razor
steel in the world. All blades
are evenly tempered, tested,
ground, polished, honed and set by
ejipert workmen. Every blade is
guaranteed for a year. We will ex
change it within one year should it
prove unsatisfactory for any reason.
All of these blades come in
either round or square point. State
which you want. Order the width j
blade you areusea to. Marie Aon
the blade you want and send it in.
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