TOPEKA STATE JOUEXAL, SATURDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 24, 1900.
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A NEW STANDARD
For Assessment of Corporate Stock
Fixed in Illinois.
Springrfield, 111., Nov. 23. Radical re
vision of the rules under which corpor
ate stock is taxed was made by the
state board of equalization today. The
new rule does away with the standard
under which the Cook county board of
assessors made returns showing $268,
000,000 worth of taxable capital stock,
and establishes a new standard, under
which the valuation can be fixed at a.1
most any figure.
The gist of the change is as follows:
Under the old rule the method of ob
taining "a just valuation of taxable cor
poration stock." was to subtract from
the market value of the stocks and
bonJs of each company the assessed
valuation of each company's property.
The remainder thus obt ned was held
to be "a fair taxable Vi. aation of the
company's tangible assets."
The new rule brings into play new
considerations, such as duration of
franchises, compansation paid to muni
cipa'ities and the probability of futuie
competition. By taking advantage of
these changes, it is asserted, corpora
tions may show the actual taxable value
of their intangible assets to be merely
The rule is admitted to be for legaliz
ing the practices by which the assess
ments of corporations have been re
duced. TRINITY COLLEGE.
Catholic Institution For Girls at
Washington, Nov. 22. Trinity college,
the newly founded Catholic institution
for the higher educalion of women, was
dedicated today with imposing cere
monies. Cardinal Gibbons, Mgr. Marti
nelli, the papal delegate, and other hisrh
dignitaries of the church conducted the
service in the presence cf a large assem
blage, including prominent cfhcia.s,
many members of the diplomatic corps
and representative educators from vari
ous parts of the country.
The institution is one of the most am
bitious projects of higher education that
has yet received the attention of the
Catholic authorities. Its inception and
actual execution are due to the Sisters
of Notre Dame. The plan is most com
prehensive, covering the first hall dedi
cated today, a science building for
physics, psychology, geology and chem
istry, an art school, library building,
musical hall, gymnasium and residence
building. The art school is promised.
Declared by the Federated Trades of
Tampa, Fla., Nov. 23. The Federated
Trades assembly today decided to de
clare a general sympathetic strike as the
result of the trouble here between the
International Union of Cigarmakers and
the Resistencias. the opposing organiza
tion. The assembly decided that the
strike should take place commencing
Monday. Thousands in no way connect
ed with the cigar industry will be affect
ed and the labor bodies are protesting
against being forced out. Appeals are
being made to the unions to which they
belong to prevent the strike being made
From the Memphis Scimitar.3
At the Seventh ward registration
booth Tuesday night an old negro ap
plied for his certificate.
The clerks propounded the usual cate
gory of questions to him regarding his
age, the period of his abode in the state
and city, his place of residence and like
matters. Finally he was asked to name
"I belongs to de city scrimatory
force." was his reply.
"What sort of organization is that?"
asked the bewildered clerk.
"Why, just scrimatory, dat's all. "We
"Well, you have sprung a new occupa
tion on us. What kind of things do you
"Cats and dogs and horses and mules
everything dat's dead 'cep'n folks," an
swered the negro.
Then it dawned on the clerks that he
belonged to the crematory department
of the city scavengers.
From the King.
"Mamma, my brthdiy comes this year
on Monday, doesn't it?"
And last year it was on Sunday, wasn't
"Did it come on Saturday the year be
"Mamma, how many days in the week
was I born on?"
A WESTERN BAD MAN.
tFrom the Chicago Record.
John Wesley Hardin, whose death at
the hands of Constable John Sellman, of
El Paso, is yet within the memory of
rewspapr readers, affords a str king type
of the I), rder bad man both in tie t ry
of his life and in, the manner of his death.
He was the son of a Baptist preacher,
but In spite of his home advantages he
grew to be an unruly, shiftless and sku k
ing member of the communi y before h
was fifteen years old. He was b xn in 1S51.
near the town cf Comanche, Texas, an.l
began his wild career before he was
twelve years old by riding to death the
only two horses hi father had.
He refused to go to school, was caught
cheating at cards when he was fifteen
years old, and in the same year put out
the eye of a neighbor's son in a quarret
over a cock fight. Preacher Hardin died
soon afterwards, and it is a tranition i 1
C( manche county, that he d.ed t f a brok
en heart over the wickedness cf his fav
orite son. In 18i2, being twenty-one years
old, John Wesley or Wes Hardin estab
lished himself on a part of his father's
farm, and began to assemble about his
cabin a company of the wildest young
men in the county. None of them had
means, none of them seemed to work, and
yet after a few months of midnight rides
into adjoining counties their corrals wer
crowded with cattle and the townsfolk
of Comanche began to fear and suspect
Hardin and his gang. Not satisfied with
ranch solitude, and led by Wes Hardin,
the desperadoes soon began to make mid
night raids upon the town. It became
their practice to gallop into Main str.et
every night at 8 o'clock, "shoot up" the
storos, carry off what they wanted in the
shape of liquor and supplies and terrif
into silence the protesting storekeepers.
It is current history in Comanche to this
day that Wes Hardin and his men held the
town almost in bondage during the great
er part of the year 1S73.
Many farmers who had suffered at the
hands of the rustlers then began to as
tembled in Comanche for the purpose of
"invest gKti-g" Hardin's Isy uu Whether
this vis.tation had anything" to do with
his departure, or whether store looting
and ranch life became too dull, is not
known, but in August, 1873, he left home
and ident-fied himse.f with the Comanche
county gang of Taylors, then engaged in
a feud war of four years' standing wi'h
the sons and friends of a man named
Sutt; n, who was killed by one of the Tay
lor family in De Witt county in 1868.
Hardin had no personal interest in the
feud, but he was chosen leader of the
Comanche Taylors, and during the short
period of his leadership got "credit" f ir
slaying three of the Sutton faction. To
show now ineffective was the machinery
of the law in punishing the perpetrators
of these border crimes it is said that
thi ty-eight men, participants in the Taylor-Sutton
feud, were killed within six
years in Gonzales. De Witt and Comanche
counties, and their slayers were neither
puni: hd nor pes ively identified. Report
gives Hardin credit for shoo Irg many of
the Sutton party, but he boasted always
of having "got" three, and as he was
proud and Jealous of his man killing rec
ord it is pr bable that he k-llad no m-re
of the Suttons.
February 15, 1874, Hardin reappeared
suddenly in Comanche with a crowd of
his followers, who immediately captured
the principal saloon of the town, barred
the front door and proceeded to carouse
after the manner of their class. Some
time that afternoon Deputy Sheri.f
Charles Webb, of Brown county, arrived
in Comanche with a warrant for one of
Hardin's gang who was accused of cattle
stealing. He soon learned that the des
perado and his fellows were embattled i i
the saloon, but, nothing daunt d. tied his
norse ana enterea tne back do r, which
was cpen. Hardin knew h m and the mo
ment he put his face in the doorway
"He 1 j, Webb! What do vou want here?
"I'e a warrant for Cal Selbv." the dep
uty was sayi g as h- vull?d ;h d eume t
half out of his pocket. But Hardin sh t
him through the heart, rdding. "I gue s
you won't serve it!" In the party with
Wes Hardin when Webb was shot was
Joe Hardin, a vounerpr brnther nf W a
then posing as a lawyer, but following
cioseiy m tne rootsteps or nts lawless
brother, and with a growing reputation
in Comanche as a de perad rni a cr-ok
News of the shooting of Webb sprea 1
quickly over the town, and bef re d rk
the saloon was surrounded bv a posse of
volunteers. The enrag-d citir: ns torme 1
the locked barroon bout dusk aid cap
tured four of the irmate, i: c t d nat J e
Hardin. Wes escaped in the confusi n,
and rode to temp rarv l'berty n the
horse of the man he had killed The p s
se, determined -to make an ex pie of
somebody, hanged Joe to the nearest tree
and gave his companions hours to leave
the county. When the coroner examined
the effects of the dead young desperado
he found the seate of thirteen counties
which had been profitably used for
months by the quondam lawver in the
pr cess cf making ou b-gus h'i'ls f sa'e
f r cattle stolen by members of his broth
Wes Hardin then fled toward Florida.
In the suburbs of nainesv'lip he whs
cver'aken bv tn regrcs, "Jake" Men
zel and Robert Borup both of whom had
worked f r Hardin's father. Impeded bv
de ire to obtain the $500 reward offered
for Hardin's enpture, they attempted to
arrest him as he was leaving his lodging
place early in the morning. They ap
proached him with levelld pistols. He
had his thumbs in the waistband of his
trousers andassured them he was un
armed. As they attempted to seize him
he wh'pped two pistols from h's ves and
killed one of them. The other wa blind
ed and fled for his life. Hardin wis
caught at Shreveport a few davs later,
returned to Comanche and sentenced to
twenty-five years' imprisonment for the
killing of Charley Webb. He was set at
liber'y under the exerrplarv conduct rule
in 1S92 and left te pe-itfntiarv wi h the
rpu-ation c f havi g p r'- cted h'msolf In
the study of law during the seventeei
years of h's incarceration. Immediate y
af er r gai-ing his liberty he olir ched his
reputation for being the "meanest bad
man on the border" by betted $5 that he
could at t' e first shot knock an innocent
Mexican off a soap box wher he sat sun
nmg himself. He won the bet and left
the dead Mex'can in the gu t'r wher h
fell. That he was pruud of his mean es 1
is proved by a story which he bo-'stfu ly
told rf an adventure In Nogajes. He sa'd
that in a hotel there he was annoyed bv
a heavy snorer i" the next room. Wifh
tut making an r ff rt to cau'lon the le-p-er,
he put his ear to the thin board par-
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Derangement of the liver, and other
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often cause piles, and it is a mistake
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this is the reason why salves and oint
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The Pyramid Pile Cure is not a salve
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The cure is the result cf the healing
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titioH till he got the exact position of
his snorir g neighbor's head. Then he fired
one 45-calibre bullet through the brain,
but the bad man was permitted to ride
Whatever he may, have known of the
theory of law, his grotesque idea of its
practice was manifest when he set. out
f r Kl Paso wearing frur six-shooters and
carryi g a Winch ster r fl. It was d Tins
the .rial of the Miller-Frazier cattie con.
spiracy cases that he arrived. Acco-1 ed
as he was he went to the office of "The
F.l Paso Times," and, in a badly written,
badly spelled "card" announced thut he
had come to El Paso "to practise law on
a high plain." He meant "plane," of
course, but his spelling was as bad as his
later legal perf rmances. From the news
paper nTice he called at the Wh.te E e
pliant saloon, and at the point of a gun
borrowed JJ100 from the proprietor. W th
this ready monev he engaged in an open
"crap" game in the G-em saloon, in Texas
avenue, lost all his capital and then, with
a pistol in each hand compelled the p ay
ers and the croupiers to pay him b'Ck
what he had lost. He collected about $2.X
and went back to the saloonkeeper whom
he had first robbed, offering to "buy a
h?lf intere t" in the place for f505. a d en.
forcing his proposal with his ever ready
weapons. He got the half interest, and
before daylight all El Faso knew that
Wes Hardin, guns and all. had come to
town to "prac i e iaw on a high pi me."
For more than six mon.hs he terrorized
El Paso. Thtre was only one man the e
who dared cross his path at all times and
under all conditions. That man was John
Sellman. a bad man. too, but of a d ff er
ent mould from Wes Hardin. After . ay
bloody career as a soldier, cowb y pfi'l
border deputy, and with a record of what
he called "twenty-three justifiab e - k 11
ings," Sellman had settled down into the
alm-st pi cid ccupat on of pa ro'linr t e
streets of El Paso. It was pi c'd 'n ugh
till Hard'n came, but a month Inter e- ery
man there knew thaa: one cr the other h d
c-o p at last into the presence of sure
The crls's came on August IS, 18S3. Old
John Sellman's son. who was a p lice-man.-
had arrested Hardin's friend, and
Hardin at once announced that he would
exterminate the whole Sellman family,
beginning with the father. To this end
toe offended desperado armed himself
wTith pistols and a quantity of whisky and
went looking for old man Sellman. The
latter, who stated at his trial afterward
that he knew it was only a question of
time when he must kill Hardin, traced
him to the Echo saloon. With that pe
culiar and almost anomalous sense of
fa:rness which characterized many of his
class, Sellman then sent word to Hardir,
that if he would come out of the saloon,
he, Sellman, would give him a "fair
chance to exterminate or be extermin
ated." Those were the very words of
Sellman as reported at th- trial. Aftet
waiting an hour for a rep'y Sellman en
tered the bar room. Hardin saw his re
flection in the glass and had his pistol
cut in a second. But Sellman was sober.
His first shot pierced Hardin's head from
hatband to hatband, and even when his
vict m fell Sellman conti -ued to fi e t li
he had placed five shots in vital parts ot
"Good gun fighters like W'es Hardin
sometimes shoot after they're hit," ex
plained Sellman in telling why he fired
so many "fatal" shots.
New York Cor. Chicago Inter-Ocean.
Glaring indignantly at the dapper lit
tle bartender in a Sixth avenue cafe.the
portly citizen, who had strolled in for a
bottle of ale, laid down a handful of
small change which had been handed
"I'm over 7," he remarked, shoving
the coins toward the dispenser of bev
erages. "What's wrong now?"queried the bar
tender with an assumption of innocence.
"I didn't come in here to buy gold
bricks," pursued the patron. "Do you
think you can work off such stuff on
And he indicated several of the coins
with an angry gesture. One piece was a
badly mutilated dime; another was a
"nickel" with a name stamped upon it;
a third was a quarter of a dollar clum
"Oh, that's all right," . returned the
Dartender, cheerily. "Give you other
lucre in a minute. -Merely an accident,
I assure you." '
' That's the time I slipped up on my
self," he explained as the patron, the
"mistake" corrected, left the place.
"Never thought the gent would stop
long enough to look at his change, or I
shouldn't have taken chances. Better
luck next time."
"So you really did intend to 'work off'
those mutilated coins?" I asked.
"Sure," returned he frankly. "Haven't
you noticed that a lot of mutilated coin
is in circulation in New York of late?
Why, there are barrels of it, and hand
ing it out for good money is a regular
part of many a business. Take barkeep
ers, for instance. There is hardly a rum
mill in the city or a restaurant where
you are not liable to get it in change. A
heap of conductors, too ,are engaged in
flooding the town with it. No, this coin
does, not come, to us exactly in the
course of business. Barkeepers and con
ductors are generally too wise to accept
it from customers or passengers. It is
bought just the same as you would go
into the butcher shop and buy a piece of
beef. Get all you want of it, if you
know how. Dollar's worth for 60 cents
that is, would be worth a dollar if the
money was good.
"Agents for the men who buy mutila
ted coin drop in at stated times to see
us fellows, who can dispose of it, and
sometimes barkeepers, conductors and
waiters make a neat little profit in a
week. Some men working behind cafe
bars manage to use $10 worth of the
stuff in a week, and that means a profit
of $4. Heaven alone knows just how
much a car conductor can get rid of in
a week, while the waiters in popular
middle class restaurants must get rich
shoving it along.
"Down in the Bowery you will find
several little shops with signs up, which
inform the public they buy mutilated
coins. Now, can you guess where the
bulk of the stuff comes from? Don't
suppose the proprietors are in the busi
ness for their health, or are actuated by
philanthropic motives. S'long."
WOMAN SUFFRAGE BAZAAR.
From the New York Sun.
From Dec. 3 to Dec. 8 the National
American Woman Suffrage association
will hold a bazaar in the concert hall
of Madison Square Garden. Every state
in the union is to be represented. Re
cruits have been joining the suffrage
ranks so rapidly that more money is
needed to carry on the work. A bazaar
which combined pleasure and profit
seemed the pleasantest method "of pro
viding the money, and some time ago
the national committee,, which has its
headquarters in the American Tract
Society building, issued its call. The
state societies have responded most
So far as possible the booths will be
characteristic of the states they repre
sent. Maryland will display its name
in a booth decorated, with terrapin, can
vasback ducks and oysters. Among
other things it will have for sale a-beau-tiful
pair of homespun silk curtains.
Six Maryland women are coming to
take charge of it. California's decora
tions will be the beautiful yellow -California
poppies. William Keith, a"Cait
fornia artist, has given for the cause a
painting of California's scenery worth
$400. Kansas expects to stand well up
in the list of unique decorations with a
booth made of ears of corn so huge
that they will justify to sceptical east
erners all the stories of the- wonderful
properties of Kansas soil. If possible
the booth used in the Paris exposition
will be brought over to the bazaar
otherwise a reproduction will be made.
The Pennsylvania booth is to be hon
ored by having two distinguished dolls,
William and Hannah Penn, whose pres
ence at a woman suffrage bazaar is ex
plained by the fact that the original
MRS. V. A. FARRON.
"I was suffering with
rheumatism and was dis
tracted with the pain when
I commenced using this
wonderful medicine. I
had tried several different
kinds of treatment to no
avail, but two bottles of
Paine's Celery Compound
did me so much good that
I am able to do my house
work, sleep well all night,
and wake up in the morn
ing feeling refreshed and
with new strength."
MRS. V. A. FARRON,
255 Ogden Ave., Chicago, III.
Hannah Penn was really the acting
governor of Pennsylvania for several
years, while her husband was ill. Ru
dolph Blankenburg of Pennsylvania has
testified to his approval of the cause by
promising to the booth a handsome
hanging of Oriental embroidery.
Organizations and individuals are
working for the bazaar. The Woman's
Tribune has presented to the District of
Columbia committee ten subscriptions.
The Spencerian Business college of
Washington has made the committee a
gift of a scholarship worth $100. The
Woman's Journal, a suffrage paper, has
made a special offer of subscriptions to
In Ohio many local clubs are contribut
ing money. Certain Iowa women will also
give money, and probably their method of
earning it will not be duplicated. They
have donated a carload of pigs. They will
not risk the transportation of the animals,
but will convert them into dollars. The
suffragists in New Mexico are planning to
box up a young burro and express it all
the way across the continent to the ba
zaar. The committee is looking forward
to its arrival with mixed feelings. The
chairman of the Louisiana booth presents
temptations to the lover of sweets in five
trillion kpe-s of verv choice table molasses.
Nothing is too small to be welcomed by
the bazaar committee, neither is anything
too large, as its delight over a $700 loco
mobile, presented by Mr. and Mrs. Lang
don Barber, testified beyond a doubt. The
doll collection is likely to prove one of
the most interesting features of the ba
zaar. The wives of the givernors of the
states have been asked to contribute a
doll each. Mrs. Roosevelt was the first to
respond with a charming doll of undoubt
ed French extraction. Already Mrs.
Murphy of Arizona, Mrs. Stone of Penn
sylvania, Mrs. Shaw of Iowa, Mrs. W B.
McSweeney of South Carolina and Mrs.
Otero of New Mexico have sent their dolls.
Not all the states can respond thus, since
some of the governors are widowers or
One of the most significant things on the
five days' programme will be the reception
given on the opening night to the four
pioneer suffragists. Mrs. Elizabeth Cady
Stanton, Miss Susan B. Anthony, Mrs.
Marv A. Livermore, and Mrs. Julia Howe.
They are all over 80 and are all women
who have left their impress on the world
outside as well as on the suffrage move
ment. Among the patrons and patronesses of
the bazaar are: From New York city,
Mrs. Mary J. Schieffelin, Mrs. Henry Lan
ders. Mrs. Faniiv Humphrey Gaffney,
Mrs. Mary Lowe Dickinson. Mrs. William
Halleck. Prof. William Haileck, Isaac
Franklin Russell, the Rev. Phoebe Hana.
ford, the Rev. W. S. Rainsford. Boudinot
Keith, Miss Adele M. Field. John Martin;
from Massachusetts. Lieutenant Governor
Bates and Mrs. Bates: William F. Bow
ditch, Senator George F. Hoar and
Thomas Wentworth Higginson.
One of the tables is to be a tribute to
Susan B. Anthony. Among other things
it will have a quilt made by her. Views
of her home, and of herself as she was
and is, have been gathered into a book
for the bazaar and will be sold at her
table. At another table autograph lovers
will have an opportunity of buying auto
graph copies of books by Secretary of
State Hay and William Dean Howells.
KING MEN ELEK'S CAPITAL.
From Pearson's Magazine.
Menelek and his empire axe often on
men's lips, but how many people we
meet would care to say ofthand what is
the name of his capital? Magdala we
know and Adua we know, because of
recent wars, but Addis Abeba enjoys the
blessing of having no history. Some
say the words mean the "new white
rose," others translate it "the new
flower," but I prefer the former title.
It is a unique capital in that it arose
almost in a single night, and 1? destined
to disappear as speedily. The fact is
that Abyssinians are utterly reckless in
the matter of forestry, and whenever a
vast number of them live together they
soon use up all the fuel available for
Menelek's foimer capital. Entotto, two
or three hours' climb from the New
White Rose, was abandoned not long
ago for that very reason, and nothing
now remains there but two churches and
a few brown ruins of the palace; ruins
not a generation old how strange that
sounds! Already the New White Rose
must bring her fuel from a great dis
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tance at a great expense, and the king
of kings is looking for another capital.
Of course, the chief interest of Mene
lek's capital is Menelek himself, and I
was fortunate in securing an audience of
forty minutes the day before he was to
start upon a royal progress through the
kingdom of Shoa.
His palace is like a straggling village,
and I had to ride through courtyard
after courtyard of mud huts before I
leached the square which contains his
banqueting hall, court of justice and hall
On the forefront of the court of justice
is a large clock, which never goes a fit
ting symbol of Abyssinian administra
tion. The banqueting hall is used on the
occasion of great festivals to entertain
some 6,000 braves at a time with huge
joints of raw meat- All squat upon the
ground and cut off portions close to their
noses with their long, curved swords.
Menelek is very much as pictures and
books have led you to expect a stout,
amiable man with a very black face
and short, stubby beard. He is quite
bald, so he wears a cloth tightly tied
around his head, and over that a big felt
wideawake. His clothes are of silk,
loose striped garments for the most part,
and his feet are clad in unlaced tennis
shoes. In his left ear is a turquoise stud,
the badge of an elephant killer, and on
his left hand is a gold ring with a dia
mond set gypsy fashion. Only royalty
may wear gold in Abyssinia.
I found him seated cross-legged on an
ordinary cane chair upon his veranda.
He was very amiable and had plenty of
small talk, eked out with smiles. He did
not strike me as particularly intelligent
until his interest was awakened by a ref
erence to Leontieff, the Russian adven
turer whom he intrusted with the man
agement of a remote province. Then he
was shrewd and alert in a moment and
I could see how well he would hold his
own in diplomacy.
HIS BIGGEST FISH.
From the Washington Star.
"The bit?st fish I ever caught, baran
the story-teller, a scholarly looking purty,
who evidently knew more about school
books than flvbooka
"Got away." interrupted a thin-faced lit
tle man with a nose like a shingle.
"I'm no liar," the Rtory-teller flared up.
"This is a true story, and I'm prepared
to swear to it. It was in the year
when we had the hottest summer "
"I didn't know the summer of "89 was so
very hot." said a man In a weather-beaten
"If all you didn't know," said the story
teller, "was piled on top of you, you'd
be flatter than a flounder and deader than
a mackerel. As I was saying, in the sum
mer of 'H9 a party of us went to upper
Canada on a fishing expedition. It wasn't
hot up there a little bit. On the contrary,
it was so cold that the ice froze the flist
night we pot there."
"Gosh!" exclaimed the little man with a
"As I was saying." said the story-teller,
showing genuine gamenews. "it froze the
first night we got to our fishing ground,
but we went out the next morning jut
the sam. and I hadn't been fishing mn
than fifteen minutes when I got a bite
that I thought was going to pull the b.at
under. Let go of my rod and it went
scooting through the water, but I soon
got it again, and the fight over the water
and under it began in earnest- I hadn't
been fishing for a long time and was ner
vous as the dickens, but I had some sens
left, and I didn't intend to let that tih
get away if 1 could help iu I was so ex
cited that I never did know how long I
tussled with it, but in time I landed him
In the boat, and he was the blt;gest one
I ever caught in mv lif. I was so ex "
pHow much did he weigh?" eagerly in
quired the man in a straw hat as he drew
up close to the atorv-teller.
"Exactly half a pound." said the story
teller, as serious as a sermon.
"You think you ore dern smart, don't
you?" sniffed the little man with the shin
gle nose, as he got up and walked out
side, where he could get more breathing
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