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WHEN BIRDS, LEASTS AND FISHES ARE ON OUR COINS
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IN THE FUTURE LWE- "LR SEE ANT;
FOR GOLD COINS;
"A buffalo of ice cream, -please!"
Something like that the sweet summer girl will tell the soda
fountain young man if Secretary-MacVeagh goes to the finish with
his idea of yanking the Goddess of Liberty off our nickels and plac
ing buffalo heads on 'em.
Maybe the government will wind up by putting the bull moose
head on the pennies or will they coin a 30-cent piece just for the
bull moose? i '
And something like the dodo or dinosaur would be appropriate
for the gold coins they're so extinct, you know.
Or happy second thought! put the G. O. P. elephant on
these fast-disappearing coins !
The currency reformer hasn't picked out a proper position for
the justly celebrated donkey, but why wouldn'jj: the silver dollar do?
And why can't they put the big fish the amateur fisherman
catches on the new half-cent pieces?
Tramp I jus' dropped in to of
fer my cure for indigestion and
kindred ailments, mum. I charge
nothing for the prescription.
Housekeeper What's the cure?
Tramp Live on plain food and
give your rich and indigestible
dishes to the poor.