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WHEN THEY GET A CITY REUB.QUT IN KANSAS THEY
KNOW WHAT TO DO TO MAKE THINGS PLEASANT
Garden City, Kas., March 4. 3
Garden City is lonesome but hap
py. In the big blizzard last week
a Santa Fe overland train, east
bound, was stalled at die Garden
City station for four days.
On the train was a theatrical
troup, ;a Jot of passengers and a
considerable "tourist mnney'
.The town ijall was rigged up
and a "show" was, given. There
was a dance every night. There
were sleigh-ride parties aitd mo
lasses candy festivals. The tour
ists paid the bills v ""
Local real estate agents sold
acres of town lots. There was a
Tv.ee bit of poker.
Kansas is drv Garden Citv ?;
very dry. One evening anatheJ
o Garden City went through th(j
train, In a bag he had some"?0
or more half-pint flasks.
"Want some tea," he whispered
with a knowing wink, showing a
flask that glowed with varni
"Sure," said fifty-odd passes
JA dollar a bottle," said tjie
guileless native," and don't open
'em until I get a chance to make
l-my getaway. I don't want tp get
v After the enterprising citizen
disposed of hi? stock 1$ dropped
off the back platform and faded
into the blizzard.
The passengers hauled the
flasks out nd pulled the cprks-"-IT
Garden City i lonesome. It
doesn't get a'trin load of suckers
and reubs veryoften.
A Chicago man haUdecided
that he must administer a rebuke
to his six-year-old son Harry
The boy had been naughty; he
didn't seem to appreciate the fact,
and it was with some reluctance,
therefore, that the father under
took scolding. He spoke judi
ciously but severely.
He recounted the lad's mis
deeds, and duly explained the
whys and wherefores of his re
buke his wife meanwhile sitting
by Finally the father paused to
listen to his son's acknowledge
ment of error.
t The lad, his face beaming wth
admiration turned to his mother '
and said : "Ma, isn't pa interest
Ing,?" Canadian Century.