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THE VALENTINE DEMOCRAT
I. Jtt RICE , Publisher.
YALENTINE , NEBRASKA.
tog upon the bright side of life.
Give every person tAVO chances. A
bad wife often makes a good widow.
Sooner or later opportunity AA'ill come
'to those who hustle while they wait.
Some one has said that talk is cheap ,
we hear a good many extraA'agant
The owl's reputation for wisdom may
be due'to the fact that he says one
thing and sticks to it.
A New York clubAvoman recently re
ferred to women .4 : "the silent sex. "
Excuse us a moment while we drop
A man has been put in jail for strik
ing his mother-in-law. No mobs of
Infuriated citizens have as yet , hOAV-
ever , threatened to lynch him.
"If the price of potatoes goes too
high , " says the Boston Globe , "eat
rice.1 Was there ever a more painful
example of disloyalty to the home food
King EdAvard says he wants the
bonds between this country and En
gland strengthened. Has Ed his eye
on something he thinks we don't want
him to take ?
An expert has discovered that the
extraction of teeth causes blindness.
The experience of humanity has seem
ed to be the other Avay , if seeing stars
counts for anything.
How can you tell when a multi
millionaire has gained the whole Avorld
and lost his own appreciation of
things ? When he doesn't get any fun
out of going in SAyimming.
The author of "CurfeAY Shall Not
Ring To-night" says the poem AAras
Avritteu in a room overlooking a ceme
tery. This probably explains why
everybody wants to kill the amateur
elocutionist who recites it.
The official head of the tobacco trust ,
whose salary is § 100,000 a year , says ,
"I am paid for the mistakes I do not
make. " The ability to avoid mistakes
Is sometimes more valuable than the
ability to do things. Both combined
make the really great men in high po
Electricity is rapidly coming to con
trol the country and a decided de
crease is shoAvn In the number of
companies and trackage of other
kinds of power. Of the total single
track mileage , 21,914 miles , or 97 per
cent , are operated by electric power
nnd 416 miles , or 1.9 per cent , by oth
er mechanical traction , while only
259 miles , or 1.1 per cent , are operated
by animal power , as compared Avith
63.7 "per cent in 1890. j
One of the precious feAV gifts Avhose
givers will forever remain unknown is
the $250,000 which a gentleman hand
ed to the late Mr. Hewitt one day ,
telling him to give It to the Cooper
Union and never reveal the name of
the giver. Mr. Hewitt accepted the
&lft with the conditions attached , and
died without revealing the secret. At
the annual meeting of the union the
other day it came out that none of the
present trustees knoAvs or suspects the
name of the donor. And they will not
try to find out
We may adopt as an approximate
figure for the age of man a period of
250,000 years , which is believed to
have fair claims to provisional accept-
ince. Furthermore , calculations based
n the rate of solar shrinkage and
npon other data seem to suggest a
period of about 3,000,000 years during
tvhich animal life will continue to be
possible on the earth. Assuming these
two figures fairly to indicate the facts
tve may take it that the human race
has only completed one-thirteenth part
> its history. In this sense , therefdre ,
the world is young.
Who is going to decide when scien
tists disagree ? Here AVO find one
proup of Investigators , moved by re
cent discoveries , such as the reinaxk-
ible properties of the substance known
as radium , figuring out that the earth
xnd all that is In it must resolve
themselves into their original ele
ments or confusion of elements , and
that we shall have chaos come again.
Another group of scientists declares
.that this IB utter nonsense and those
teho entertain such theories are dream-
trs. So it goes. Every discovery Is
met by scientific doubt as well as sci
entific belief and the unlearned is to
be forgiven for not knowing where he
IB "at" But he can probably rest his
soul in the calm confidence that the
old world will go on for some time to
come at least much as If there were
fro scientists and no new and startling
A company In Boston is doing a big
business selling abandoned farms.
Here lies the solution of the New En-
pland problem. Farms that a cen
tury or less ago 'easily sustained their
owners have long since ceased to
pprout peas. What to do with them
became a leading question which none
pould satisfactorily answer. Now
pomes along the "abandoned farm"
genius. He has set out to corner the
1 supply , which he proposes to work ofl
I on the rich urban population of the
north and down east as sites for country -
try homes. In time these deserted
farms Avill belong to the millionaires ,
who will convert their barren fields
into game preserves and fish ponds. It
. < ? stated that in Maine alone over 3-
000 such farms are for sale.
Wait moment , young man. You
say you haven't been given a fair
chance in life to make something of
yourself ? Look at William E. Corey ,
who has just been elected President
of the United States Steel corporation
at a salary that would make a man
rich in a year. Do you think he had
"a pull ? " He did. Fifteen years ago
Coiej Avas pushing a AA'heel barroAy in
the yards of one of Carnegie's mills in
Braddock. And this A\-as his "pull. "
"He AArheeled so much more iron in a
day than the men at his elboAv that he
was soon made foreman OA'er them. "
In other words Corey AA'asn't afraid to
"do ? 2 Avorth ofwork for a dollar , " n
feus that besets many young men to
da } . When Corey became foreman i
was noticed that he got twice as mucl
work out of his men as the other fore
iiipn. He didn't swear at his men
They never grumbled at their boss
They respected him. Carnegie b-v
promoting Corey. And Corey AVorkeJ
hard. He had only a fair common
school education. He studied atrnight
Ho took up a course in a correspond
emo school. In time he became an ex
pert chemist. By and by he was ar
nuthority on armour plate. He knon
more about armour plate than anyone
in the mills. There was only one thing
for Carnegie to do. He made Corny
superintendent of that department
Corey increased the output. That's all
Only remember this : "He wheeled so
much more iron than the men at his
elboAA' . "
Don't be in a hurry. Modern hste
is often AA'aste. Many ills , economic ,
moral , individual , come of it. Life
may be too strenuous for good results.
The spirit of hurry good in its place
causes friction , clashing , losses.
Don't be in a hurry. Many are in
haste to get rich. They patronize get-
rich quick schemes. They speculate.
Where one wins , a thousand , ten thou
sand , lose. There is only one safe
Avay to make money the old-fashioned
Avay of honesty , industry , economy.
That way is SOAA % but it is reasonably
sure. Don't be in a hurry. Young
persons get in a haste to be educated.
Education is a groAVth. KnoAvledge ,
experiences , must not only be digested
but assimilated. That requires time.
It does not delay the boy or g-irl to
stop between terms to teach school.
Opportunity is given to put into prac
tice some of the things learned in col
lege. Don't be in a hurry. Some are
in haste to make a reputation. But
reputation AA'ithout character behind it
is worthless. And character is a
growth. Mushroom characters will
make mushroom reputations. You
will be taken for what you are. The
world will size A-OU up. Build solidlj * .
Don't be in a hurry. You cannot ex
pect to get rich quick , educate your
self in a day , or build a reputation on
a flimsy foundation. Don't be in a
hurry. Mind and body can only be
strengthened by development. That
takes time. Science has given it out
that relaxation is the secret of men
tal and physical life. Nervous and
muscular contraction is wearing the
hurried man to a frazzle. Therefore
men ( and Avomen ) are excitable , frictional -
tional , erratic. Therefore the break-
doAvns , the asylums. It is the con
stant tension of nerve and muscles.
Relax frequently. You will succeed
better. You will live longer. Don't
be in a hurry. Suppose you get
wealth. How will you enjoy it or
use It to the advantage of the world
If you are worn out , enervated , wreck
ed ? Suppose you get an education and
like Thomas Curran , aged 20 , of the
senior class of Yale , ' 03 , you receive
your diploma on your death bed , having -
ing killed yourself for a piece of sheep
skin ? Suppose you gain a reputation
for brilliancy and give in exchange a
well-balanced , amiable mind or a
sound physique ? Don't be In a hurry.
Work steadily , sanely , surely. Hold
the even tenor of your \ vajDon't be
In a hurry.
What Constitutes a Family ?
The question as to what constitutes
a "family" is often up before the rail (
road officials. Some railroads are quite
liberal in their definitions. The Penn
sylvania Railroad Company's definition
in regard to a pass bearing a man's
name and family is that it is only
good for himself and members of his
family Avho rely upon him for sup
Some of the European roads ars
more liberal. J. B. Hutchinson , of the
Pennsylvania Railroad Company , who .
has just returned from a trip abroad , .
said : "I was struck with the liberal
definition of what a pass bearing one's
name and family is good for on the
Paris , Lyons & Mediterranean Rail
road. " He had copied the instructions
bearing on this subject They Avere
as folloAvs : "A pass for one and fam
ily is good for father , mother , children , t
grandfather , grandmother , mother-in-
law , father-in-law , brother , sister ,
brotlier-ln-law , sister-in-law , uncle ,
aunt , nephew , niece , and servants at >
tached to the family. " Philadelphia
Certain species of mosquitoes hiber
nate In the adult state , others in the
larvae state and some in the egg.
Larvae live through a winter in solid
A barber isn't necessarily a snob be
cause he cuts an acquaintance.
Model Poultry Coop.
It always pays to make coops sub
stantial 'and keeping the comfort of
the mother hen in view. To do this
the coop should be of fairly good size ,
so that the old hen will have a chance
to move about The illustration shOAVs
a large coop , built especially for a hen
turkey and her brood , but quite suited
to other kinds of poultry. The founda
tion of this coop Avas a dry goods box ,
the room AAas cut so that it slanted a
little and Avas then covered Avith tar
paper to shed the rain. A tight board
floor should be made in the coop , and
it should be slightly elcA-ated , A\'hich
tvill preA'ent dampness , ahvays fatal
to young turks and chicks. Yentila-
cion is provided by a hole cut in the
: op front of the coop ; this hole is COA-
jred , when desired , by a piece of board
leld in place by a screw. A novel fea-
MODEL COOP FOK TOULTHY.
ture of the coop consists of three re-
moA'able doors , which are hinged to the
jeep as occasion requires , using the
sort of hinges on Avhich blinds are
hung , so that one door may be taken
Dff and another put on in a minute.
For wet weather the glass door , made
like a cellar Avindow , is put in place
| see cut ) and keeps the brood Avarm
and dry. For clear , cold days , but dry ,
the ' turks are kept in the coop by the
\\'ire door. At night all is made secure
by the solid board door. When this
door ' and the one of glass is used , the
rentilator ' must be left wide open. Such
i coop costs but little and is entirely
tatisfactory. St. Paul Dispatch.
Loading : Stock Made En-.y.
Without railroads provide sui.-ible in-
closures and incline for lojuing ani
mals i , tiie stockman must either pro
vide i some arrangement for getting the
animal aboard the car , or suffer great
Inconvenience. A substantial conrriv-
ince for loading animals is shown and
described below. TAA'O posts. 2x4xHo (
ceet , a a , two posts , 2x4x4 feet , b b ,
uid two 2x4 floor stringers , the neces
sary floor boards , four side boards , o o ,
ind two braces , d d , are used.
The length of the chute depends
? omewhat on material at hand , but 10
DEVICE FOR LOADING ANIMALSs.
feet is a good length. Width of chute
should be the same as Avagon box.
Bolts f should be used at c c c , on both
'ides , as nails are almost certain to
vork loose , or tear the flesh of ani-
nals. Double cross pieces should be
ised under the floor at both ends , and
Hear the center , Two men can carry
men a chute and place it in a gate or
loorway easily. E. Hollenbeck in
farm and Home.
Ensy Dehorn in T.
Dehorning calves is described as
luch a simple operation by the agri-
; ultunil department bulletin on this
lubject that it is difficult to explain
lA-hy it is ever postponed until the ! -j
lorns are fully grown ahd the nocosl
ity arises , if hornless cattle are wantv
d , for saAving them off. To dehorn
secure a pencil of caustic notash at a
[ rug store. When the calf is throe to
our days old , Throw Jt to the ground ,
ocate the little knot which indicates
he young horn.vct it well , and rub
t with the pencil , held in a gloved
land. This is all there is to the opera-
ion. It constitutes but a few min- ly
ites' work and causes no pain to the
nimal. If after a couple of Aveeks
.ny signs of growth appear , a second AA
.pplication Avill complete the job.
Fattening Sfc c for Market. b.
The main object of the- farmer is h
attening stock for market , anjl his ci
weight is easiest obtained by feeding ,
orn in order to produce fat. Farmers
ave long been taught by experience
fat is a desirable quality and that
adds to the attractiveness of a car-
ass on the stall. It has been demon- . .
trated at the experiment stations. .
owever , that the Aveight proportion of
an interspersed Avith the fat , by feed-
ig a nitrogenous ration , which means -
tiat , in addition to a liberal supply of iu
orn , an animal should receive a Aa-
( * l
ety of food that is not so rich in oil , fr
tarch and , sugar as corn. This fact is
orthy of consideration.
Foot and Mouth Disease. E
In recent treatment of foot and la
louth disease In France some goodre - SA
alts were had with outside use of Pt
sulphate of Iron. It was found thai
the spread of the disease could bt
more effectively checked by this treat
ment than by any other method. Th <
affected animals were sprayed with i
20 per cent solution of sulphate 01
iron. The mouth was washed with a
10 per cent solution of the same chem-
cial , and in acute cases a 5 per cent
solution was administered internally ,
to the amount of iy pints per day foi
adult animals and half that quantitj
of a 2 per cent solution for calves.
Complete recovery was brought about
and the disease was prevented fronJ
spreading. American Cultivator.
Effect of Cutting : Clover.
It is found that red clover produce-
more aftermath if the first crop has
not been cut too close , and especially
so , if very sunny weather occurs whei !
the crown of the root has recently
been exposed. It is contended that red
clover is most permanent , and the af
termath is better when the crop is cu (
by the scythe than where the mowing
machine is employed. This result has
been ascribed to the cut surface made
by the scythe being somewhat oblique
and so running ofl' the rain , whereas
the cut of the machine is perfectly
horizontal , allowing the rain to enter
and to rot the root , but it is probable
that the greater length of the stubble
generally left by the scythe is the true
cause. Massachusetts Ploughman.
T arm Notes.
If weeds do not gain the attentioi
of the active farmer bugs will.
Not one potato grower In ten fully
understands the possibilities of this
To see how little one can do and
how much he can get for it is not re
ducing the cost of production.
A nice bulletin board may be put on
the same post above the rural mail
box. The name of the farm can be at
the top and one-half of the board giv
en "for sale" and the other foi
The census reports show a great loss
to the live stock industry of the coun
try. On the range the loss is largely
attributed to exposure and disease. On
the farms the loss is trifling. The
greatest loss is among flocks of sheep ,
next is that of hogs , and then cat
There is one thing that prevents the
farmer from adopting regular hours
for beginning and ending his day's
Avork. lie has no roof over his fields
and frequently rains interfere with the
progress of his work. Since he cannel
make it rain nights and Sundays lit
has to have more or less Irregulai
Every grower of small grain has
been subjected to all the vexations
that go with threshing. He will stacker
or thresh from the shock as his ex
perience teaches him. It very often
occurs that a man will wish that he
had done the opposite to what he has
done. There is always a feeling that
he might have done better.
There are many chances to ruin the
corn crop ere corn husking time. Im
proper cultivation , adverse weathei
and a number of things will have then
influences on the yield even after s
good stand has been obtained. One ol
the greatest dangers comes from ruir
by the speculator. These men ofter
ruin a crop at will , but for some rea
son not known to thorn they do noi
fhvays stay ruined.
Farmers would have been much bet
tcr off if such a thing as a sweat pad
hid never been invented. There is a
tendency to depend too much on the
pad and not enough on fitting the col
lar to the shoulders of the horse. Many
old pads should be burnod. They arc
hard , tilled with gum and dirt and
occupy a space on the collar that is
only cumbersome. Better have a can
vas collar that will fit a particulai
horse than all the sweat pads that
could be offered.
How many "Indian gifts" are there
on your place ? A little boy asked his
father what an "Injun gift" was. Hi !
father told him it was "something thai
was given away and taken bach
again. " .Johnny then said : "Oh , like
the runty calves you give me if IT
feed 'em and then you sell 'em when
they get big and pocket the money. "
It is Johnny's calf and papa's steer.
Treating a son in this manner will
make } him tired of farm life and he ii
will leave the farm quick , and he iiy iih
ought to. h
Hay stacks should never be used i ;
the hay can be put under shelter. IIa
sheds , which are simply roofs on poles
cost but little , and will save mud
valuable food in a year. Clover haj a
does not retain its quality when close
packed , being liable to heat , whiol cj
also an objection to baling it. Thf
best prices for "hay are obtained onlj
-when the hay is bright and clean , and lc
when exposed to the weather it is
liable to injury unless stacks are made
by experts. The best hay is that whicli
has received careful attention in botl
curing and storing.
Tarring is still a favorite means 01 ci
protecting seed corn from crows. Soali id
seed in warm water 36 hours , roll ic
coal tar or tree ink and then in land tc
plaster. Crows and blackbirds will let
alone , and the plan is easier and bet
ter than lines or scarecrows. Sweet
corn is perhaps the most popular ol tisr [
garden vegetables and should be en srw
joyed as long as possible. By protect w
ing the first plantings with straw and a ]
cutting the late crop and storing before at
frost , green corn may be had from the
middle of July until a fortnight after
the first killing frost. Crosby and
Evergreen are two standard eariy and cl
late kinds. Excelsior is one of the clm
sweetest. All three are good general- m
purpose sorts. ei
END OF A TIGRESS.
Boyal Sport "With the English Army
Hunting in Inclin.
Mrs. Dounett , the young Americas
wife of an English army officer OB
service in India , had a thrilling ad
venture while hunting big game witfc
her husband in the Chanda jungle.
The story here quoted is taken from
one of her letters to a friend in this
couutiy , who gave it to the Chicago
Word was brought to camp , the lady
writes , that a tigress had killed a cow
and made an attempt on a man's life.
We went to the scene at once and tools
up our places , and the bout had just
begun when I heard roar after roar.
I thought the tigress Avas going tc
Timmins ( Mrs. Dounett's husband )
and Avas rejoicing , for the poor old boy
has had no luck , while mine has beer
the lucky gun of the camp.
Suddenly , Avith no warning , out she
jumped about ten yards from me , and
she did look a picture of fury as she
stood lashing her tail and snarling ,
It Avas too easy a shot to be really
easy ; also , having a huge creature al !
but breathing in my face seemed tc
mesmerize me , in a way , and I fell
myself trembling all over and unable
to move my eyes from her hard green
ones. But I tired ! and she made a
grand spring into a dump of bamboos
and was lost to sight. She never ut
tered a sound.
When the coast seemed clear I blew
my whistle ; the others came up and
AVC found fresh drops of blood. The
grasses and bamboos were smeared
Avith blood about a foot from the
ground , which showed I had hit he :
IOAV in the stomach.
Well , Ave formed a line and , inch by
Inch , advanced into the jungle , witli
a man always ahun'd :
Ve Avere just thinking she must be
dead Ave had gone about one hundred
and ' fifty yards when a man in a
tree yelled out , "Zira gissy ! " Avhicl )
means , "She is charging. "
In an instant every one Avas trying
to save himself. It looked like a ship-
Avreck Avith desperate people clinging
to branches. I climbed n small bam
boo which played seesaAV with me be
tween earth and sky. Timmins could
not gain a climbable tree , so he got
behind one and was ready to shoot foi
The tigress gave a roar and charged
past and out by our right flank , auc
did not hurt any one. When all Avas
quiet again Ave cnnvled out , but as ii
Avas dark we made for camp and left
her in the jungle. The next day a
search-party went out and found hot
dead about three hundred yards off
I had Avounded her mortally with my
UTEST PORTRAIT OF
POET ALFRED AUSTIN
Alfred Austin , whose blank A'ersc
tragedy "Floddon Field" fell rather flat
when it AAas produced in Lomlo.i nut
long ago. has been pof t laureate since
1S90. Avhen he Avas appointed by Queer
ALFKKD AUSTIN" .
Victoria to succeed Lord Tennyso i
While his poetry has been subjected tc
some very hostile criticism , it 'is no
jenerally knoAvn that Mr. Austin ha ?
written much more prose than poetry
ind prose of a very high order. He is
ilso an orator of no mean reputation
Mr. Austin's best known poem is
'Jameson's Ride. "
Max O'llell's Mother.
The late Max O'llell Avas exceeding
y popular a.s a lecturer , and the Avaj
u which his mother ( AVUO died SOUK
ears ago ) vieAvod rhc suggestion thai
ier son should take to the platform
ays the Westminster Gazette , is Avortl
epetition. She-wrote to him from tin
lative village , Avhich she had nevei
eft for more than a day , to say that
he did not think appearing before
.udiences to be a reputable businesss
nd when he replied that he had de
ided to do it , and had signed a con
ract to that effect , the dear old ladj
rrote back that she AAas "still" his
Dving mother nnd that she Avould tel'
10 one in the village about it.
His Title to Fame. V
"What have you. .ever done to de
erve the confidence of your felloe
itizensV" asked the man of
"Not much , I'm afraid/ ' said Sena a
or Sorghum , remorsefully. '
' Aren't you afraid of being dis ey
laced ? " y
"Xo. They sent a man to this posi
on some time ago Avho failed to givi
atisfaction.Then they sent anothes
rho was Averse. Then they sent me r <
nd they say I'm still worse , but thej
re afraid to take any more chances. '
-Washington Star. -
On account of so many of the besr
lass of workmen leaving for thi
Jnited States , ther Norwegian govern
lent intends to take steps to checl
The Sultan of Turkey requires thoj-
all state documents and papers intend
ed for his perusal shall first past-
through a careful process of di.sinfeo-
tlon.A curious sight In the streets of Tex
kio is to see an old man seated on s *
smooth piece of ground having round :
him little piles of sand of different col
ors , red , blue , yellow , black , etc. Plac
ing a pinch from each pile in his right *
hand , he , will draw on the smbott
ground the figure of a man or Avoraan.
the dress all properly colored by the
sand trickling through his fingers. It
is done with great rapidity and showtr
An indication of a now tendency in
scientific study is furnished by the
plan of the Geographical Society oJ-
Baltimore to send to the Bahama Isl
ands a ship carrying a staff of fifty ,
persons , Avho Avill study the geology ;
geography , botany , zoology , climatol
ogy , physics and medical and hygienic
conditions of those islands. The ship--
specially chartered for the purposer
AA-ill be fitted and equipped as the home 7 \ \
and laboratory of the party during the
Accounts of early writers show that *
squirrels must formerly have beco
amazingly numerous. Column says-
that the gray coat AA-as a fearful
scourge to the Colonial farmers and
that Pennsylvania paid 8,000 in boun
ties for their scalps in 1740 alone. Thi *
meant the destruction of 040,000 witli'
in a comparatively small district. Iff
the early days of Western settlement
regular hunts Avere organized by the
Inhabitants , who would range the
woods in trvvo companies from morning
till night , vying as to which band
should bring home the greatest num
ber of trophies. The quantities thus
killed are almost incredible now.
An African chiefs umbrella is of
greater importance than many people
imagine , apart from its enormous size-
Its loss in battle more than equals the
loss of a standard of a European com
mander. Some of the umbrellas are of
prodigious dimensions , being no les *
than 25 feet in diameter , Avith ribfr
12 feet C inches long. They are niad
of lanceAvood , and the covering is ok
gorgeously colored chintz , in varied !
lections of crimson , yellow and blue.
The opening is performed by means oil
pulleys and ropes attached to the "run
ner , " this operation requiring the senr- .
ices of three or four men. The pole. ,
or handle , is of birch , and is about 141
or 15 feet high.
A IICAA * method of discovering beds o
ore hidden underground , in which elec--
ricity senes for a detective , is' said-
: o haA'e met Avith some success in ;
Wales and in Cornwall. A current o *
high potential . ' 50,000 or more volts
led to two metal rods set in the
ground. From these , lines of force
spread in all directions , and can be detected - ,
tected by means of a telephonic reqeiv-
er connected Avith another pair ot
metal rods. Avhich may be placed in
any desired position. When no sounds ,
or only very "faint ones , are heard , thai
fact indicates a deflection of the lines
of force , and by shifting the place ol
the rods the location of the metallic
masses which produce the deflection i-
can be determined.
\\1FE SINGS HIS SONGS.
A. feature of the Richard Strauss or
chestral concerts in New York is the
singing of his songs by his wife , a re
markably pretty and talented woman.
Few musical compositions have evei
excited the discussions which have
MRS. B CHARD STRAT7SS.
> een engendered by the tone-poems of
Richard Strauss. He has sought t <
nake music express abstract
ind emotions , to reproduce realistic
'acts , to be
philosophical , sensual , hu
norous , as demanded by the subject
natter. In doing so he has employed
ipt so much melody as harmonic deices -
ices and instrumental
Mr. Rudyard Kipling's fondness foe
skmg questions has led him occasion
.lly into tight places. He once stroller
ute a bookseller's
shop and commenc
d to turn over
ersing as he did so.
"Is this " :
good ? he asked
taking ' ,
Jeorge Moore's "
eplied " ° the ? t Uf shopkeeper. W ; l huvo not 'read it-
"A bookseller "
, he said "
your own books ? "
To which the other
"If I were
would you ez
ect me to take
my own drugs ? "
cfntip TdoesnYn nd a
having one' foot