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Wt' THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, SUNDAY MORXIXC!, MARCH .10, 1012. . .'A
iIE K'S IEf FNHLES I MK-tISII MODELS I K ' ' Pictures by Albert Levering I bheNew Fable of the Shake -Up; of Who's Which ! in the Grand Old parties. - rftWQ Travelers with much I Conversation hnt never 1 hail been used found yiicm tive Face 'to Face a I; a dinlcy frabte in a Dining Car and J'ell lo jawing about Politics. TXo, 1 spoke harshly of the; S)fulls assembled in Washington ffcecouse they had failed to so 'after Tariff Rates -with a Broad p4se and a Pruning Hook. k When he mentioned the Wino Id2 Speech, he frothed slightly at jlie Month. V He roared about t he Wool Schedule just as if he know -what ft meant . 'Mw According to him. the Plain -Wpcoplo were tied to I he Stake 'nth the Money Powei' sprinkling jttte Kerosene and the Trust Mag- iatcs getting ready to strike a Vjw No. - pul his emphatic Nixej I 'St Hie whole Line of Talk. Lie Vjajd thp Tariff Law was no fJcr- M,D',1D1' ',llJ wou'c' r:l'ier keep llian let go of everything and jrmr' off ,-oropIa'ning for I wo or 'j.jHkrefc Years. mmwk 116 said there were too many jfcgilalor.s raffing up and down wftcSide Streets trying to woo the 'oleis away from the Nickel wjBi'ii and get them all het up fin"btr Polities. niiSji;! long as (here was Uncer ai'nty over Tariff Legislation, cv sjpi?nr Qc.er with a Stock of Goods or a little Manufacturing Plant would be lying across the Hopes wit h his Eyes rolled up, glassy-like "With Congress getting ready to have one of the regular Epilepliu and All-Da- Suckers, the latter being it durable Candy of Granite Formation. No. 3 moved back the Dishes and began to lay down a few Eternal Principles. He said the No. 1 Moved Back From the Dishes and Began to Lay Down a Few Eternal Princ iplcs, Spasms, no Merchants would dare-j to order more than two Bolts of Calico at a Time, and every morn ing he would have to take a new Pencil and begin re-marking ev erything on the Shelves.. Since the Merchant, had lightened up. the Manufacturer was playing safe, Therefore the Children of the Artisan were living on Cereals American People were not seek ing the I in mediate Mizuma. They wanted to settle for all time the vexed Question as to whether the Sovereign Voter shall be si Jlumau Being or a Messenger Boy. Be said the poor Dub who stood in .Line for an Hour and then wore out his Intellect trying to get the right. Marks on the Official Ballot i usually found himself represent ed at the Nation's Capitol by a Trusted Employee of some Billion Dollar Combination. They had been Double-Crossed once too of ten and now they were out danc ing in the Moonlight; and getting ready to nail a few Scalps on ev ery Trolley Pole from Providence. K. L, to Seattle. Wash. No. 2 said the Country could never get back -to real Prosperity while all -the Mouey-Cctters were being advertised . in the Penny Shrickers and the Muck-Raking Ten Centers as the Lineal Descen dants of Capt. Kidrl. He said it; had got to be a crime for a Man to have More than $17 in his Clothes at oue Time. In every Cartoon, the Hero is broke. The designing Villain who erects a BuiUling covering an en tire Block and puts "1200 helpless Square Heads on the Pay EoU is denounced by the Union, investi gated by the Woman's Club and sandbagged by the farmers in the State Legislature. When a Railway President walks down the street, the little Daughters of Ihe Magazine Writ ers runs home lo the $30 flat and hides under the Bed. Lawyers representing large Corporations have lo travel in coff, and if it; can be shown that a Beef Packer has not Blown Up, he has to stand Trial for it. In the old-time Books circu lated by the. Sunday School -.Library, the Good Little Boy who never used Bad Language or kicked his Sister on the Ankle grew up to be a Successful Busi ness Man with Side Whiskers who carried a gold-headed Cane and went about rebuking Evil and spilling Sunshine. Tn the revised Version, the Good Little Boy grows up to be a refined 'Pauper and the wicked Urchin, after accumulating $30,- "Sir!" Exclaimed No. 2, Bristling, "I am a Democrat." 000.000, dies or Apoplexy while undergoing a Congressional Tn vestiga Lion. No. (1 said it, was Fine. Business. Any Country that would knock a Hustler and try to sew him up in a Sack was due for a long spell of Soup Kitchens and Free Employ ment Bureaus. No- I retorted with Great Warmth that the Average Man was fair-minded and did not be grudge his Portly Neighbor the G-eylinder Car, and the Blonde Wife and the Pomeranian. But lie was beginning to have a defi nite Objection lo being the Per petual Goat- When he went out with a new $1 bill and came back with a doz en Eggs, a pound of Butter and the Evening Paper, ho would nat urally be stricken with an added Wonder as to where so many peo ple oT Ordinary Intelligence got their Automobiles. No. 1 said that thegreat Army jjflBI of the Employed who did not BB seem to be arriving anywhere in WBr particular simply. asked the Priv- SH ilege of running over the Deck H and counting the Spots on the Bj Dice and then searching the other Nj Players for False Pockets and H Hold-Outs. Hj They didn't dislike a man simp- Q ly because he had many Chips in jjflS front of him, but when lie raised 9hH them out and then gave them the flH Ha-Ua, they could not be expected US to arise in. their Places and start "He's a Jolly Good Fellow." H According to No. 1, the Main mm Handlers of the Sudden Money iWj had allowed their Work t,o become jjJS a little Coarse and now the "Rank fflM and File was about to issue a gen- Ww tie Reminder that Human "Rights rajX are about as sacred as Property na After No. 1 had dealt these H heroic Swipes across the bloated HH Carcass Of Predatory Wealth, he Wm inquired. "Will you be at the B Convention in Chicago 7 " 'mW "Sir!" exclaimed No. .2 brist- ling, "I am. a Democrat' H "But you are somewhat of a H Stand-Patter and you are opposed H to Fireworks and have nothing in Mm common with W. 0. IV 9 "My Parents lived for years H near Culpepper Court House and M that makes me a Democrat the 9 same as You." fB "Sir!" said No. 1. trembling H with Indignation. "I am a Hepub- M lican no matter how T Talk. My flj uncle studied Law in the same Of- H fice with Lincoln." A Prohibitionist, who has been fl absorbing a Fizz at the adjoining Bfl Table, arose and left the Car in SB MORAL: In order to tell One Bj from the Other this year, you will jffl have lo go hunt for the Birth- fflH -j - -" - - . - - -E 3 . -t E Hlf -t! .i . E . jC "E t! ifwBy Edgar Dayton Price. ffSfrT T',GH U0; " vawiicd Charley Peter mKtH 50". fitting in on his high stool 'Hllj, in thfl of thc p,riliaL Var" CXelfiflM? u'sh "works and stretching ha H hftttli ""h-" t'e sighed, addressing no- Jf 'n Partietihr. "A. tail young man like ,tH:' ,n8tle for t,lc out of oor8 an,:J llllstic ; Hst?vBTnt;'"' co"leuincl lo sit on ti high stool aud kB1,!1'" out unending hills Cor varnish." jBt rc arc hundreds oC young fellows who 1,7a,d J"fnp for that high stool of yours iC it chance to become vncnpt," said the iH ti' ?B'e.c,,cr W'ciug the young fellow severely ftCBfil spectacles. ' K8a" rightanj oxirnsc for getting a dHf1- W'th tllC Brilliall,r" s"'k1 ''ar'c.v frOR11 "1 suppose you've got lo creep bc JrB?"V" eau wa, hill my burning ambition -Afii'lH "ut anrJ spn varnishlots of it. f3ay, Goocll," 'coaxinglv. "T'vo been horo nBL? 1,10111115 rU1 '" 8ti-ated with Bril ' tyjE ra'sl1, , ve ot. Jirillisint vnrniah on Mm' r0uscrB an'1 Brilliant varnish in my w'SKiff,,and r'vo even ca,on a little j?riniant CKDlth'taji't you speak a good word for )tbtI1!KjDl hac mo sent, on the road on trial?" iffiWbtt J,ook,!t,epcr sighed. a UtK 8el1 Hlythiiig7-' he asked. "jKi ' 1 nvcn't," admitted Charlie. JJut Krntr 3,1 know," said the bookkeeper. "J n loiic"H ()f mon ht,irt out to HcH var holl'Ca i ,V convIncetl t,,at U)oy had it in 'jE! . d!Jzzle fhc trade and "gobble the 5,5Eti n,c" froin about :t hundred com PR 0,lscs .i't. as good as the Brilliant, Vrti'fcff!!011 l0Bt llcart. uan to sag, and then mn their 1,cr,ds'" jUlt j'Ri !i ialk as if varnish salesmen were born te'J,JH,'Tb ,ade'" "aid Charlie doubtingly. tb' jBiUe? 5 Eo"otirmir bom hi them that kdfEtdii u,csmon.,, admitted Goodsell, MBCW. ,Ssril' Tll varnish business is ,fl Rit i. ' I0U ':an ROt' !l working knowledge $ jfcb 1II0Mtl' fil,flioieut t0 start out on the jwe.K ma!.1 J1Dlcs!l Vo"'Vu 'ot novc" lvins erifc 'j Wm i ""ow your gopds, be affable and all 11 0 .j5H?iC 5;ou,,l fail." Mfudly1 fooall." said Charlie. iWeft'H' took!?!.1 eo at folks tliait way," laughed !;S N'on "you just, stick till you tb''Si?fi"nenfl 1 C,T Talki'ig about stickers, 1 5' iJmt'1' salesman in tlfe busi- VSjtiVS''"' cols i-oiitracla," said Kf' tonlrn8;1" tho shipmenU on the prcsi m . iifivl cts a,uI bandsomelv billed thorn. ' 1Rf.hiy,aca,tion. I guess," suirl the hook 'yHho's n ,lo,,t ee much of him around 'JiBfc,,TW,Ci-f your Mwl ,,,ildo for ol,t ol' IIP? lc rlrW)'lc,t' wns dropped and tin; tall , jjjjRhtcc, tnrucl to his desk nomcwhat "1 ctMi stick some if I 'm teased," bo mut tered. There were opportunities for telling var nish and making fat contractu in the "Brilliant oflioe, and Mr. Goodsell. the bookkeeper was an able office salesman. Many of the custom ers of the house had the old-fashioned habit of journeying to tho works to make their dickers, crspcci.iDg aud never failing to be tnkpn around a.ud shown the varnish in Ibe making enjoying n firsl-elasg time lit the ex pense of tho Brilliant people. Occasionally strangers came in, and their method of treat ment had to be modified. Once Goodsell know the stranger's house, its size and varnish buy ing ability, its mercantile standing, and its reputation for paying, ho hooked to thc stranger, talked grades and prices, brought forth samples by the dozon, and did business on its merits until he lauded his Hsh. Hvcry visitor was handled according to his peculiar!, tics, and there was ouly one unvarying rulc not; to let him escape without buy jug. A record was kept of every man who en mo in on a varnish quest, and thero had to bo explanations lo 'Mr. JHint if a good possible customer slipped away. When a representa tive of some concern which had formerly bought Brilliant varnish but had gone over to a competitor came id thiugs whirled until the man reuewed his allegiance to Brilliant, and time and money wcro nothing. Tho tall young man making out. bills looked at all this with sharp eyes and listened with long caro. Jn Ins career of a. few months he saw plenty of examples of "grit" and "stick," for Goodsell had been a heaven-boru salesman himself until sickness had incapaci tated him for tho road. Tn his noon hours and other moments of leisure Charlie Jiddlcd around outside in tho works, poking his nose into huge kettles and asking endless questions of grimy varnish boilers aud mixers, with all of whom ho was a prime favorite. The chem ists liked Charlio and guided him in making practical tests of varuiuh at his boarding house, much to the lnndlady discomfort, who occasionally acquired an unwished for gloss from mcsaes of varnish left carelessly around. "O. for an opportunity," sighed Charlie, filled with all this'loro. "If I could only get Goodsell out some time and make ono good enpturo, maybe -" Charlie didn't know it, but his chnnco was coming. "Thorc'a going to be something doing this week-." the bookkeeper casually one Monday morning as ho opened tho mail. "David Aborcrombie, the secretary of tho international Chair company, write i that ho expects io call on Mr. Mint in relation to a r.u tract for a year 'a supply of varnish. The T. excellod people got. the International awaj from us Ins timc-HOO barrel of fillers, dip nine varnish, and rubbing yarn.sh-about S 000 worth. L wish Mr. Flint was hero, V;t.!lDavid's got t? place that contract with h,, Brilliant tins tune, or I'll break a leg. "Whew! Thirty thousand dollars in ono contract," said Charlie wistfully. "Cheer up,'- said the bnokkoepor kindly, "you're doing good work, and when Flint comes home I'll speak that, word for you." "O, thank you," said thc invoice clerk, overjoyed. Tuesday and Wednesday passed, and no Abororomhio came. Thursday and Friday likewise cffa.ced t.liemsolves from the calendar, and still no secretary of the International Chair company. The bookkeeper was puzzled, but there was nothing to do but wait on Mr. Abcrcronibic'n pleasure. Saturday was u. half holiday in tho summer montlis, and this par ticular Saturday came two days before the Fourth of .Tnly, which fell on Monday. Good sell gave the matter up when the gentleman had not arrived by half-past II on Saturday morning. " I 'm going to lako my family out of town over the Fourth, Peterson," lie said to the in voice clerk as he put on bis coat. "Abor crombie won 't bother ns now until after the holiday rif ho bothers us at; all. I'm afraid the . Unexcelled people have gobbled him again." The going of Goodsell was tho signal to depopulate thc ollices, the clerks all having their private holiday business lo attend to, and in ton minutes Charlie, who wanted to quit with a clean desk, was alone in his glory. "How I wish " began Charlie. J I is wish dealt with the recalcitrant Abcrcrombio, but got, no farther, for the door banged open and a well dressed man of middle age came in breezily. "All hands gone:'' demanded the stranger, pulling out his watch. "Where's Goodsell or ' ; Charlie fought a tendency to faint away and jumped down from his stool. "Come right in, Sr. Abercroinbie, ' ' -lie said pleasantly, "we've boon looking for you all week, and Mr. Goodsell gave you up ton min utes ago and went away." "Kh, what'?" said the stranger, looking queerly. "O, yes, I expected to get hero be fore this, but 1 was detained. Who are you?" "Tin Mr, Charles J'otereon," said tho in voice clerk. "Don't let the fact that Mr. Flint aud Mr. Goodsell are away bother you, for I, am eouversaut with the situation and prepared lo discuss mallei's right to the bot tom." , . ,, "O. you are 'J" said Mr. Aborcrombie. Ho spoke crossly and Charlie icllecrcd that the hour of noon was not the time to plunge for ;i $30,000 contract, lie mentally figured tho amount, of money in his pocket aud his sav ings in a drawer in the safe: the totul was h'S. ' "T was just about going lo lunch. Mr. Abcrcronihie.'' he said cordinliy, "Wou.'t vou join mo','" The secretary of ihe International Chair company gazed doubtfully at the tall young man before him. "T iruess I'll " ho began, but Charlie hud his hat and coat on and "wns bnnging thc safe doors to after extracting his wealth. "Never take no for an auswor." he said, ami led thc bewildered Abercrombie straight to tho Fa nshaw .house, the swellest hotel in town. "Order for both, please," said Mr. Peter eon when they were comfortably seated under a big electric fan. Mr. Abercrombie had ap parently yielded to the situation and ordered a double porterhouse with mushrooms,, a salad, sundr'v aido dishes, and a bottlo of wine. "1 cau't join you there," said Charlio hon estly. "Kh? Ton a varnish man and not drink wine?" demaudod Asborc-rombic. "Yes, sir," said Charlie stoutly. The sec retary forbore any more comments and the lunch proceeded with the utmost pleasantness. Aborcrombie was a good guest, but Charlio afterward reflected that he had done most of tho talking himself. The conversation, touched on anything but varnish and got by degrees around to collcgos, which brought "p football, and Charlie fought half a dozen games over again, his eyes snapping. Desert came and went, and Charlie called for the bill. Jt 'iis $12,00 and he paid it, without, a blink. "You must, have had some plan on foot for the afternoon," said the International man as they left tho hotel. "Yos. J had," said the invoice clerk. "I was going to a. quiet place about thirty miles in thc country where they have a dandy golf links eighteen holes. Kver play golf?" "Some," said Abercrombie. who was act inir ill at case for a man who had just had a $I2.(iO lunch. Several people had looked at him as if about to speak, and he had turned his head abruptly. "Be my guest," said Charlie, his heart palpitating. , "Whew! Its hot in this town glad to get. out in the eountrj" quiet golf has its oharms iruess I Ml go you, " said Abercrombie disjoiutedlv. turning down a side street. There was a handy train and tho pair journeyed to tho scene of rural dolighl; Mr. Abercrombie becoming perceptibly easier -as the miles crew behind them. "When is he uoing to unbutton about that .-riiO.OOO contract?" thought the invoice clerk, and talked interestingly himself about every. . thing else. The afternoon was waning when they ar rived at their deal .inn Lion and n cool breeze was blowing. Charlie had a good bag of sticks, plenty for two. and they peeled down to their negligee shirt?, lit remarkably good cigars which A mbcrerombio produced, and set. forth over thc course, which abounded in natural scenery. Abercrombie was easy now,, and lrappv as a boy. Charlio was no mean hand at the name himself, but here was a man who put him lo his trumps. The $:10.0U0 contract faded for tho present, for the busi ness of his life just then was to boat Aber crombie, and the two went out and in over the eighteen-hole course like a Pair of dis tinuutshed generals lighting a deadly cam paign. At the hist hole they stood even and Charlie. lo pluv. He sized up tho distance, swung his club, steadied his beating heart, and muffed- Abercrombie made his play and holed. . " "Gad! What a game!" he breathed, while Charlie grinned ruefully, ' "Do vou suppose "Mrs. Flint's in town."' aked the secretary suddenly. "I I'm slight ly acquainted with her, and perhaps she " Charlie's man was going to get away from him and nothiug said about tho contract. " 1 believe she's been expecting Mr. Flint to return, but ho hasn't come, and she's at one of her married daughter's," said Charlie, fully resolved to imilo himself along if Mr, Abercrombie persisted in his de'ign. A "Which daughter.'-" asked Abercrombie, Charlio couldn't tell. "O, well, it'll keep,' sa.id l.ho secretary, to Charlie's infinite relief, and asked about hotels in tho neighborhood of the links. "There's a good one down by the river," said (ho bill clerk, dissembling his entif fac tion, and Jed the way to the cox- retreat sur rounded by willows, whore they bathed luxuriously and supped without, a recollection of thc $lL'.n0 lunch in the middle of the day. "Come, spend tho evening in my room," said Aborcrombie cordially, as t hoy left the table. "L'vo a little proposition to make . which. X. think will fill in thc time pleasant ly." At last tho $30,000 contract! Seated in rockiDg chairs, smoking some of Aber crombie 's fine cigars, that gentleman cleared his throat and said: "Any scruples about taking a hand at cribbagc with a trifle up to make it interesting?" Charlio swallowed a russ word and admitted that he sometimes in dulged in the game, whereupon the secretary produced a peg board he had borrowed from the barkeeper, together with a pack of cards, and with keen enjoyment wiled the hours away until midnight, taking Charlie's dollars from him- "Good night, my young friend," Faid Abercrombie. "T am a busy man, without much time for the frivolities, and T want to thank you for one of the happiest daj'R I over spent in my life. If I can do anything for you in return, command me." H ho could do anything for him! Charlie counted over his money, which had shrunk from 'rGS to f-0.10, for he had paid for every thing, and lost, over $20 ut cnbbngo besides, a game he. thought he could play until that evening, Why in the name of senso didn't the man como lo the center and light, it out. about that contract? That would be doing something for him. Thus reflecting, Charlie", being exceedingly tired, went off to sleep. The next da- was Sunday, nud Abercrombie at breakfast asked Charlio about his attitude on Sunday golf. Charlie's attitude displayed itself in u prompt challenge to set foTtb, and lie proceeded to whip his adversary savagely on the field where he himself had suffered do font the day before. Aborcrombie. chuckled and was hugely delighted at the outcome and suggested church, and the pair hunted up a place of worship, denomination unknown, and listened to a vivid description of thc here after of those who broke the Sabbath by playing golf. It was most edifying. Monday was thc Fourth of duly, and as a holiday a failure, for it wns raiuiug and golf was not practicable. It. was a good day for discussing $:i0,000 contracts, thought Charlie, and was half tempted ro broach the subject; ami learn his fate. Somebody said that the pickerel was biting in a pouJ not far away, and Abercrombie hinted that ho hadn't fished in veard. There is no better pluco in the world to talk business than a boat on a pond on a raiuv day with the tish biting, so Charlie rose to the hint, borrowed a couple of over coats, bought bail, hired a boat and tackle, and they fished royally all day with novor a word about varnish. On Tuesday Charlie omitted to go back fu Ihe invoice desk of the Brilliant Varnish works, aud instead got a loan ou his watch from tho hotel clerk and hired n team and took Mr. Abercrombie driving over some beautiful couutry. The secretary of tho In ternational Chair company was charmed. On Wednesday they fished iu the morning and polfod in the afternoon On Thursday tho same, in every particular. On Friday Charlie was confronted with the fact' that he was broke, probably out of u job, and thirty miles ; from home, aud listened with joy to a. wild BH proposition of Abercrombie to walk in and Wm take the day to it. flH They wiilked, and Abercrombie suddonly re- gfl called the subjeel of hie visit to the Brilliant mm Varnish works. Fillers, dipping varnish and &N rubbing varnish; prices, term?, the faults of glfi the varnishes in the past; the faults in ship- Km ping aud twenty other phases were reiewed, 9H and Charlie fought manfully for his firm. 1H Abercrombie knew what ho was talking jnfl about. Charlie could see it, and when the MB secretary coaxed him along to the subject of n varnish manufacture and tests, Charlie gave ' jjM himself free rein and turned himself inside HB out with a flood of eloquence in favor of Bril- U liant varnish over all tho rest of the var- flBP nishes in tho world which would linve amazed Goodsell if he could have heard it. MR "Tho Unexcelled people beat the Brilliant IBB folks, in one respect," said Abercrombie, "their salesmen are more persistent. They HH have had a man at the International factory for three days fighting for a renewal of tho BM contract, and now that. I've heard both sides HI I think I will give tho contract to that per- nK sistent fellow," -BH The young man tramping at Mr. Aber- Sm crumble 's side loomed about sevon feet tall as gHN he delivered his ultimatum. fll "Mr. Abercrombie." he said, ''if persist- jflH once is what appeals to you, 1 have stuck- to BBS .you for a solid week, waiting for you lo broach thc varnish subject. I am going to WK stick to 3'ou like an old man of the mountain jKa and talk Brilliant varnish uutil 1 get that AH contract. If I die before I get it my ghost MMj will walk beside you until the contract i3 SBH handed in. That contract is righteously the WM property of tho Brilliant Varnish works, and fflMH if you had talked to Robert Flint you would jjBflj have given it to him, you know you would, !H9 for ho has got thc varnish world skinned when it comes to persistence. iSow, I want gCa that contract." HjRfj "Oh, take the blamed contract. Mr. Charles jflMffl Peterson," said Abercrombie. "I guess I've WtH drawn you out enough,-'' 9B "Shake!" roared that gentleman, aai h wrung Mr. Abercrombie 's hand. H "fve got it: I've got it!" declaimed 113 Charlie, bounding into the quiet office of tho jflBfl Brilliant. Ynrnish works on Saturday morning. jjHHj "Got what?" asked Goodsell severely. MM "The jinijnms?" aH "The International $,"0,01)0 contract!" jffifl shouted the invoice clerk. HH " Nonsense! " said the bookkeeper. "Mr. mmA Flint got wind that Abercrombie was coming MS and he stopped off and saw Abercrombie, beat raa! tho Unexcelled, horse, foot and dragons, and aM got Ihe contract!" JBH f Wh wh who in blazes have I been JjgC stick inir to like a leach for the last woek, IflH thinking it. was Abercrombie?" asked Charlie. ,311 with a dismal vision of a good S1U0 gono to ijMffi "Mr. FMnt's back aud wants to seo .vou,"' j&?S said the bookkeeper c.urtlv. Sadly the tall 'jjyl voung follow made hU way lo the private mm oflice, where Mr. Flint wa busily dictating fjUjB letters. Tho voice sounded familiar to fho MM I invoice clerk where had he heard it: He ibml twisted ihe door knob and walked in. fl! "Hello, vou sticking plastrv. Mr, Charles VBEt Peterson. T hear you're suffering to go on the yH road and sell varnish." said Mr. Flint, stnii- ing amiably. "Well, try it ut $2000 a year fM for n starter, and much obliged for my ,fflg happy week!" ufT'