gan telling about the .combine:
It wasn't to make money that
the packers entered into a com
"bination. No, siree! The packers com
bined just so as to hit upon some
arrangement whereby the accum
ulation of perishable meats was
to be prevented.
Pure benevolence again ! Here
was "accumulations of perish
able" mept going to waste, and
the public suffering, so the pack
ers just entered into a little com
bination so that medt would be
saved and given to the public-
at the cheapest price possible.
After Colonel Bucking harn
had talked, you could feel puret
sympathy for the packers, these?
wonderful benefactors of the hu-'
man race, welling in your heart.
A lady told Johnson. ahe "was
pleased to firid,no' improper words,
in his dictionary. "Ah' said he,
"you have been looking forv
them." , "
SPEAKING OF PINHEADS
It seems that some patient cuss has engraved-the alphabet two
or three times over on tfje head of a pin. i
Which comes close to being our
top notch notion of nothing much
of which to be proud.
It may'be possible to roll a pea
nut from New York City to Mary
Ann Furnace, Ohio, by the use of
But we don't know that any
body has ever demonstrated that
it can be done.
It may be, also, that, by a due
exercise of patience, one could bal
ance a bean on the point of a darn
But we don't know of anybody
having pulled off that stunt yet. . '
It may even "be possible to find, between 2:00 and 2:03 on an
afternoon in June, a white cricket hanging from the undejeside of the
third leaf from the end of the lower branch of a three-year-old"
But we haven't .heard that anybody ever tried to do that.
But at any rate here's the man who has proved that the alpha
bet can be engraved two or three times over on the head of a pin.
Up to date he takes the palm ior pm-headed patience.
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