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on granpop's farm. mr. linkon
who used to be president said that
you coodent fool all the people all
the time, but mr. hank withers that
lives near my granpop's farm done
is' alrite, alrite.
he had a big feeld of stumps which
w.as so he coodent plow the feeld to
" sew things In & it costs a lot of
dough to dig up stumps and makes a
teller verry tired but he got his
stumps dug up without getting verry
tired and for a 6 doller gold peace
too ' '
he ,asts a man, how much -will you
charge me to dig up those stumps,
and the man says back at him, i will
charge you 2 dollers a pece and that
will make 100 dollers for the 50
but mr. withers says i will see
and the next day he says to the
man, alrite start in digging and mr.
withers sets down on the ground to
watch him, and when the feller got
the stump up he found a new 5 dol
ler gold pece under it and he hollers.
hurraw, but mr. withers says i gess
we will call the digging off for-when
i bought this plase i herd a pirate
buried a lot of gold under the trees
here and i will dig the rest myself
but the next day mr. withers takes
his fambly & goes to town for a visit
& by heck, by the next nite neerly
evry man & some wimmen were out
there digging up stumps so they cood"
find the gold.
when mr. withers corned back all
the stumps was out & all he had to
do was to hall hem outer the feeld,
but nobody else found any more gold
1 bet, my granpop told me, that he
hid that 5 doller gold peace under
there to fool the peepel & i bet so to
o o N
AINT NATURE WONDERFUL!
Fishing, like politics, was invented
so a fellow could spend a lot of time
and kale doing nothing.
It also gives a fellow a lot of tims
to think, but who evec heard' of a
fisherman having a 'brainstorm:
Anyhow, if a fellow could think,
he wouldn't go fishing. f
Fishing is great for stretching,
imaginations and fish. In that way
the fishing game resembles the golf
Here's some hot stuff, George. -
The fisherman says: "It ain't the
idea of the fish; it's the sport of the
Some sport nit a $10 rod, $20 ,
reel, 530 worth of tackle, boots, coat,
etc., mosquitoes, a boiled neck, pipe
and tobaqco, no matches, all for 18c
worth of fish.
AT LEAST SEVENTEEN YEARS
The late Congressman W. W. We
demeyer used to tellBa story of rain
in the Klondike. He was going up
the Yukdh on a government junket
and the sky drizzled all the way. At
one landing a dejected looking "sour
dough" stood on the wharf awaiting
"I say, partner," asked Wedemey
er, "how long has it been raining?"
"Dunno," was the reply. "I've only
been here 17 years."