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scribed couldn't be packed in tn
trunk. "'Tain't possible;" they.
.said. - f.
, "Anytliing's possible for a de
termined woman," cut in Judge
The jury retired. Argument
was 'begun. Some said it was
possible, others said not. One or
two frankly admitted they didn't
know" ''a durned thing about it,
and don't believe you fellows do
either. And we're getting hun
gry." . The jury finally agreed to give
Mrs. Leigh a verdict for. Sl,500,
"but whether or not 100 garments
can be packed into one trunk (a
small one) remains a mystery.
( We 'never have such trouble.
Our other shirt can be wrapped
up and stuck in our pocket.
' , ro 0-
GEORGE USED TO OWN A
' Of course you've' heard that
cherry tree -story and all about
that lie that George Washing-,
pn never told -'but, did you ever
hear that-George kept red licker
in the house and owned a distil
lery? - Well, he 'did.
In order to prove that the
father of his country wasn't a
prohibitionist, extracts of Wash
ington's will have been dug out of
that historic document to show
that he left liquor and a distillery.
. George's last will and testa
ment was dated Mount Vernon, 9
July, 1799, an'd in it he said:
''To my dearly beloved wife,
Martha .Washington, I give and
bequeath'thc use, profit and bene-fit-of
my whole estate, real and
personal, for thV term.o.f her
natural life. ,. .
2'As I also do my household
and kitchen furniture of every
sort and kind, with the liquors
and groceries which may be on
In leaving part of his property
to Lawrence Lewis and Eleanor
Parke Lewis, part of the Mount
Vernon estate., "together with the
mill," distillery arid .all other
houses and improvements.''
If George were running forof-"
fice now, the Anti-Saloon League
would probably spring that disj
tillery in the campaign and tell
all the voters what a bad man he
was for keeping booze about thq
HE WAS MISTAKEN
"You are charged," said the!
policeman, "with having voted
"Charged, am I?" muttered the
prisoner. "That's odd. I'expecti
ed to be paid for it."