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THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, I8&3.
p in if v . r si i 1 i . i 7-i
SYV i GEORGE W. PECK. 4
COPYRIGHT ED 1 6 3 3 J-TgvjVFT
r. is iisi'ot K.ni:i.
you lf'ave Iiito mighty quick,"
.-ixvrv niiin to the bad lxv as
, ,, in n illi his arm in a slin htmI
r..-iciiiist the stove top warm.
:hm-' lias pui'' wrcni sinco yon
,-,.in!ii:: li "'. ""'1 I think yon are
,;',;iv .li-iiali. 1 fiixl saml in my
);, r,,s in- in tin' lnittiT, the i-ixl-h
,M i-'i off, a:tl there is somr-wfii-'
cry t itne yimcni!io here.
,,n'i in' .loin T." n the lmy as he
: his ii. -e on his i-uat fli-cve a:nl
,,! int" a harri 1 fur a snow ajijile.
v. r swallereil in whale. Say. dn
.. a, ve that sinry ul.oiit Joiht lx-iiii;
. wliale's l lly all ni'htV 1 im"t.
itrr was ti-llitisr uliont it at Suri
. jn..l last Suiulay anl asked me
I tl'i'iiLrht .Toner was lining while
..in tln re. and I told him I inter-.
; r.r- story ibis way that the
. was ti.vil up inside with upper
wrr 1ht:1is. like a sleeiiini; car. and
r li.nl a lower herth. and the porter
up the lx-rth as soon as .Toner
in with his satehel. and .Toner
i.ff hishoots ami ptvr them to the
.yl.ihlaek and n;t his wr.tcli mt
:i pillow and turned m. The hoys
.ii.iiiv M-hool all laft'el. and the min
siia 1 was a he.'u'er fool tha'i Pa
that was useless. If y n
: i !. -now. I won't have a friend
; i:: . i;r.l!l iitil . iojr. and 1 sw. ;;r
thai I never put no s-ii.d
; .-.a-or i:.-r i;i v.ur le.i:-
weaveiis. i am htabbea: infir my cnum
and me ran to the front of the" honse
and come down the front stairs looking
n.s innocent as could lie, and we went in
the library, and I was just going to tell
Pa if then was any errands lie wanted
ran my chr.m and me was just aching to
run them, when a yellow cat without
any tail was walking over the minister,
and Pa was throwing a hassock at two
cats that were clawing each other under
"Mil wa-i trying" to get her frfzV.es
back on her head, and the choir girl was
standing on the lounge with her dress
pulled up trying to sc-tre cats with her
striped sto. kings, and the minister was
holding his hands up, and I guess he
was asking a blessing on the cats, and
my chum c pened the front door, and all
the cats went out. Pa and Ma looked
at me, and I said it wasn't me, and the
minister wanted to know how so much
cat hair got on my coat and vest, and I
said a car met me in the hall and
kicked me, and Ma cried, and Pa said
that boy lioats hell, and the minister
said 1 won d 1k all right if I bad leen
properly brought up, and then Ma was
mad. and the committee broke up.
"Well, to t 11 the honest truth, Pa basted
me and ya iked me around until I had
to have my arm in a sling, but what's
the use of making such a fuss about a
few cats. Ma said she never wanted to
have my company again, 'cause I spoiled
.:.:ig o.r o; t e i
eharire It lo l'.r.
ee-:s that 1 p!l.-h.
iast slimmer, tin :i
vr- '. i i V:r . . .
a ; i;i'
and air themselves.,
.a to h t the pepper drop
. . . 1 wa .lust lioi.inig it over
v. t . .variu ;! when my chum hit
y i f my elbow. I'a savs I
. t :to'- in ea;. Every time Pasays
it i;ive ni- a new idea. 1 tell
I'.. I:a l: it a great brain, bat sunie
- in- don't have it witli him. When
.. i I va- a : rror ti cats. 1 thought
" :..!it.n r' is iu eats, and me and
i:vaa wi at to stealing cats right oC.
i :. ri i.ight we !;ad 11 cats caged.
: e::e m a ranary bird cage. ti;r.'-e
..-.iii ha; in .x.-s. three in Ma'sband-
in valises, two in a trunk
u el' '. t up stairs.
i: i'a said he wanted me t-j
ii- ra'.ise the coiniirittee that
g : :;i a miyster stijiju-r ia the
is ' .::ig t i meet at our hor.sc.
a- wai. ot senil me rt t-r-il
him if inv chum couldn't
. a::-.- is ti:e healthiest in
'' after errands tl;t ever was,
..i'l he could stay, but we must
r tiiat there mustn't lie no
business going on. I told him
uldn't be no monkev business.
I didn't promise nothincr abont rats.
.1. sir, you'd a died. The committee
' ir. the library by the back stairs, and'
4anil my chudi got tho catboxes all
rthir at the top of the stairs, and we
& tlKiu all out and put them in a
Ijl.v-sbasket, and just as the minister
"f rpeakine and telling what a great
m was done by these noyster sociables
4 ringing the young people together
taking their minds from the wicked
9 ot the world and furniTur fVioi
til ull, dn VicJtacKnli'irs"
"ijhts into different channels one of
0'd tom Cats in ihn tioctrnf rrara a
jF'Mow' that sounded like the wail of
"iu or a challenge to battle.
i tel.l ti,nm tujlt v.e codn't
' "IP hruad lKtard over tb f-lnftneo
Ft'"t lllllcl! ln.. ...1 X it
; ""t-, " iit-u moor luree
''gi'in to yowl, and the minister
'j talking, and Pa told Ma to open
s.airduor and tell the hired girl to
i-u was the matter up there. She
is'iit nUr cat had got shut np in the
a (i ,,ri ilml Hhp opened tbe door tQ
to the girl, and then I pushed the
"tnsket, cats and all, down the
K ftairs. Wti - t
r "ii tee for a novster Biinner ran ver
. tonished. I heard Ma fall mr o
A tx d"wr and say, 'Scatf
KAmrl thnt i ...
gjiiuo fv mo ynoix pay,
HIS PA IilSSF.CTEll.
"1 understand your Ta has got to drink
ing again like a fish," says the grocery
man to tl e bad boy as tlu." youth came
in the gr tcery and took a handful of
dried apples. The boy ate a dried apple
and then made up a terribh face, and
the grocery man asked him what he was
trying to do with his face. The boy
caught his breath and then said:
".say. don't yon know any better than
to keep dried up ties where a boy can get.
hold of them when he has got the
mump-? You will kid some boy yet by
such dnm carelessness. I thought these
were sweet dried apples, but they are
sour as ii boarding house keeper, and
they make me tired. Didn't you ever
have the mumps? Gosh, but ' . '
hurt though? You have got t .n ..
careful w.ien you have the mumjis. an.,
not go out bob sledding or skating, or
you will have your neck swell up biggcr'n
a milk pa 1. I'a says he had the mumps
once win n he was a boy and it broke
hini all np.
"Well, never mind the mumps; liow
about yo ir Pa spreeing it? Try one of
those picl les in the jar there, won't you?
I always like to have a boy enjoy him
self when he comes to see me,' said the
grocery n an, winking to a man who was
tilling an old fashioned tin kx with to
bacco (ut of the pail, who winked back,
as much as to say, 'If that boy eats a
pickle on top of them mumps, we will
have a ciicus sure.'
"Y'on c in't play no pickle on me. not
when I have the mumps. Ma passed the
pickles tome this morning, and I took
one motit iiful and like to had the lock
jaw. But Ma didn't do it on purpose, I
guess. She never had the mumps and
didn't kr ow how discouraging a pickle
is. Darn if I didn't feel as though I had
been struck in the butt of the ear with a
brick. But about Pa. He has been
fuller 'n u goose ever since New Year's
day. I tfiink it's wrong for women to
tempt f ble minded persons with liquor
on New Year's. Now, me and my chum
-we can ti ke a drink and then let it alone.
"We have got brain, and know when we
have got enough, but Pa when he gets
to going don't ever stop until he gets bo
sick that he can't keep his stummick in
side of hiaself. It is getting so they look
to mo to brace I'a tip every time he gets
on a tea", and I guess I fixed him this
time so ha will never touch liquor again.
I scared him so his bald head turned
gray in a single night."
"What under the heavens have you
done to l.im now?"' says the grocery man
in astonishment. "I hope you haven't
done anything you will regret in after
"I ".cgn t nothing!" said the boy as he
turned the lid of the cheesebox back
and took the knife and sliced off a piece
of cheese and took a few crackers out of
a barrel and sat down on a soapbox bv
the stove. "You see, Ma was annoyed to
death with Pa. He would come home
full vh n she had company and lay
down on the sofa and snore, and he
would smell like a distillery. It hurt
me to se; Ma cry, and I told her I would
break Pt of drinking if she would let
me, and she said if I would promise not
to hurt Pa to go ahead, and I promised
not to. Then I got my chum and an
other boy quite a big boy to help, and
Pa is all right. We went down to the
place wl ere they sell arms and legs to
folks who hare served in the army, or a
sawmill, or a thrashing machine and
lost the r limbs, and we borried some
arms and legs and fixed up a dissecting
'We :ixed a long table in the base
ment big enough to lay Pa out on, yon
know, a d then we got false whiskers
and mustaches, and when Pa came in
the hou;-e drunk and laid down on the
sofa and got to sleep we took him and
laid him out on the table and took some
trunk straps and a surcingle and strapped
him down to the table. He slept right
along all through it, and we had another
table with false arms and legs on, and
we roll )d up our sleeves and smoked
pipes jt st like I read that medical stu
deotfi do vhea ibss esb us A mac. "fflL
you'd adieU to see Pa look at us when
he woke up. I saw him open his eyes,
and then we began to talk altout cutting
tip dead men. We put hickory nuts in
our months so our voices would sound
different, so he wouldn't know us, and I
was telling the other ltoys about what a
time we had cutting up the last man we
bought. I 6aid he was awful tough, and
when we had got his legs off and had
taken out his brain his friends came to
the dissecting room and claimed the
body, and wc had to give it up, but I
saved the legs.
"I looked at Pa on the table, and he be
gan to turn ale, and he squirmed around
to get np, but found he was fast. I had
pulled his shirt np under his arms while
he was asleep, and as li began to move
I took an icicle, and in the dim light of
the candles that were sitting on the
table in ltoer bottles I drew the icicle
across Pa's stummick, and I said to my
chum. "Doc. 1 guess we had Itetter cut
open this old duffer and see if he died
from inflammation of the stummick
from hard drinking, as the coroner sa d
he did.' Pa shuddered all over wher he
felt the icicle going over his bare stum
mick. and he said: "For God's sake, gen
tlemen, what does this mean? I am not
"The other boys looked at Pa with
astonishment, and I said "Well, we
bought yon for dead, and the coroner's
jury said yon were dead, and by the
eternal we ain't going to b:' fooled out of
a corpse wh n we buy one, are we Doc?'
My ( hum sa d not if he knowed hisself,
and the other student said: '( if c:r.:rsehe
is (lead, lie thinks ho is alive, but he
died day bt fore y( sterday. fi ll i'., ;.d on
the street, mid his folks said h-- h.-.l been
a nuisance and they wouldn't claim the
corpse, and we lmr.ght it at the morgn.'
Then 1 drew the icicle across him again,
and I said: '1 don't know about this,
doctor. I find that Mood follows the
scalpel as I cut through the cuticle.
Hand me the blood sponge, please.' Pa
liegan to wiggle around, and we looked
at him, and my chum raised his eyelid
and looked solemn, and Ta said: 'Hold
on, gentlemen. Don't cut into me any
more, and I can explain this matter.
This is all a mistake. I was only drunk.
"We went in a coiner and whispered,
and Pa kept talking all the time. He
said if we would postpone the hog kill
ing he could send and get witnesses to
prove that lie was not dead, but that he
was a rcsiwctalde citizen and had a fam
ily. Afti r we had a consultation I
wont to Pa and told him that what he
said about being alive might possibly be
true, though we had our doubts. We
had found such cases lief ore in our prac
tice east, where men seemed to lie alive,
but it was only temporary. Before we
had got them cut up they were dead
enough for all practical purposes. Then
I laid the icicle across Pa's abdomen
and went on to tell liim that if he was
alive it would be better for him to play
t'.rt. he was dead. 'cause he was such a
;...isanee to his family that they did not
want him, and I was telling him that I
had heard that in his lifetime he was
very cruel to his boy,a bright little fel
low who was at the head of his class in
Sunday school and a pet wherever he
was known, when Pa interrupted me
and said: 'Doctor, please take that carv
ing knife off my stomach, for it makes
" 'As for that boy of mine, he is the
condemndest little whelp in town, and
he isn't lio pet anywhere. Now, you let
up on this dissecting business, and I will
make it all right with you.' We held
another consultation, and then I told
Pa that we did not feel that it was do
ing justice to society to give up the body
of a notorious drunkard after we had
paid 20 for the corpse. If there was
any hojies that he would reform and try
and lead a different life, it would lie dif
ferent, and I said to the boys: 'Gentle
men, we must do our duty. Doc, you
dismember that leg, and I will attend to
the stomach and the npjter part of the
body. He will be dead before we are
done with Lim. We must remember
that society has some claims on us and
not let our better natures be worked
upon by the post mortem promises of a
dead drunkard.' Then I took my icicle
and began tumbling around the abdo
men portion of Pa's remains, and my
chum took a rough piece of ice and be
gan to saw his leg off, while the other
boy took hold of the leg and said he
w ould catch it when it dropped off.
"Well, Ta kicked like a steer. He said
he wanted to make one more appeal to
lis,- and we acted sort of impatient, but
we let up to hear what he had to say.
He said if we would turn him loose he
would give us $10 more than we paid for
his body and that he would never drink
another drop as long as he lived. Then
we whispered some more and then told
him wo thought favorably of his last
proposition, but he mu.it swear with his
hand on the leg of a corpse we wera
then dissecting that he would never
drink-again, and then lie must be blind
folded and lie conducted several blocks
away rrom f aissectmg room before
we could turn him loose, no said that
was all right, and so we blindfolded
him and made him take a "bloody oath
with his hand on a piece of ice that we
told him was a piece of another corpse,
and then we took him out of the house
and walked him around the block four
times and left him on a corner after he
had promised to send the money to an
address that I gave him.
"We told him to stand still five min
utes after we left him, then remove the
blindfold and go home. We watched
him from Itehind a board fence, and he
took off the handkerchief, looked at the
name on a street lamp and found he
was not far from home. He started off
saying: 'That's a pretty narrow escape,
old man. No more whisky for you.' I
did not see him again until this morn
ing, and when I asked him where he
was last night he shnddered andJsaid:
'None of yonr darn business. But I
never drink any more, you remember
that.' Ma was tickled and she told me
I was worth my weight in gold. Well,
good day. That cheese is musty." And
the boy went and caught on a passing
(To be continued.)
A I.le Tol.1 In School. 1
It has always been father's purpose to J
pn n ma ci.uuren a tair education, but aa
the family increased in size and numbers
ami father's salary would not grow in the
same proportion, he fonnd it necessary
to cut down some of the avenues of ex
penditure. Cue of his first thoughts waa
that of the hoe bill for the famirj. Said
he, "I'll be the cobbler when any shoes
need repairing after this." Unfortunate
ly my shoes gave out first, and the next
day was set for repair day. Father
brought from the shop where he was
working some of the old belting that had
been laid by. This leather was thorough
ly saturated with oil, and as I entered
the schoolroom next day with new taps
on my shoes the oil would form a mark
on the floor, just like a footprint on the
newly fallen snow, and what good ex
cuse to tell I couldn't think of.
It became an eyesore to the whole
school, and I was wishing somehow I
might take a vacation. Finally the
teacher noticed it. I was called np to
the desk, leaving my track all the way,
and asked to explain. Shaking like a
leaf, I told the story. My brother Jack
and I had got to fighting the other day
in the cellar, and he threw me in a pan
of grease that was near by cooling.
That lie settled the teacher, but the other
element of the school were not satisfied
until they stood me on my head and
looked at my shoes. Cor. New York
"Gentle as its Summer Breeze-"
"I'd Miliur take a tliricUlng any lime thun take
a dose of troanad a patient to whom the
doctor hud prescribed physic. "I'd as lief be
8 ck with wnat nils me no , a to be sick with
"I don't think jou've taken any of the pills 1
prescribe, or you wouldn't dre d the prcjeription
so," laughed tne doctor. "1 nev r me the old,
inside twiners ou have in mind. I uo Dr.
Pic ce'sTleasant TVl'ents. They a'ways make
me think of a part uf an old hymn
' mild and lovely.
Gent'c at- the summer btccze.'
1 h best thin'of the kind ever invented. No
dancer of ih ir m iking you sick. YouT hardly
know you've taken them. I wouldn't nse any
oihcrin my p-artice."
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