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of mine You see it's this vay.
Nobddy; ever hap1 sold Snake oil
before; so I thought- -I'd start a
shake farm, and produce snake
oil, and become a monopoly and
a trust." s
. '"Fined' $10 for contempt pf
court' -said the judge. Now
tell the truth," ' r
j '"But I'm1 telling the truth,"
"That makes it $20' said the
judge. What did you want wth"
"I wanted to make rattlesnake
"$30," .said the judge, dispas
sionately. Miles fell silent, deciding that
talking cost too much.
I 1 "V'Verv well'" said the iudsre.
'.'The prisoner has no defense. I'd
sentence yb,u. to a . year; in the
cooler, if ifrWere.not that I would
n?t know what to do about these
snakes, Yau are fined $100 for
disturbing the peace of, Lenox,
and given 10 hours to get out jjf
town, taking the snakes with-you.
If you or the snakes are here liter
tp4n that,, it's the cooler jfor
yours. Bailiff collect $13Q from'
AsMjles wa&-sitting on one of
the- hampers today, waiting on -a
train, he mourned aloud. -
"They don Hr understand,'.' he
said. '"There can be ho doubt
that rattlesnake oil iseiy valuable.-
It;s never been made be
fore, - I was about "to start a "new
industry, that would have en
riched the world and made Lenox
famous. But they wouldn't listen
-tome."-.. - - :. - -
And it wasn't until the train
bearing Cecil and his Snakes -had
pulled out, that a sudden thought
struck the judge, 4 ,
"Sullivan," he cried, "bring that
Utte man with the snakes up
"He's gone," said Sullivan. "I
saw him off myself,"
"The pancakes you say," said'
the judge. And then, after a
t "Sullivan, what if those snakes
,'have laid eggs?" ' "
' And that's the question that's
worrying Lenox today.
f" " "i -y
:How the Women Feel About it.
Qne of the boys had broken one
.of the school xules, and, no one,
jwould 'fess-up, j
The teacher announced that
he would thrash the whqle class
,if someone did not tell him who
iia4,committed the offense. . s,
All were silerit, and he began
yifh the first boy and thrashed
every one ia- the class until lin-
ially he reached the last one. Then
he said : Now, if yop will tell me
wha-did this I wont thrash you."
"All right, sir. I did it," was
the reply-Yoeman Shield! t