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that I got at O'Brien's and Tony
handed out his' flask. " .
"I grinned now. I was otl Bat
Matt didn't. Instead o' taking
the bottle he stated at it for a"
minute, then took his own and
slung it as far as he could send it.
"He was white as a sheet and
said, 'Boys, I wish you'd go tell
the boss I'm sick I'm dead sick
and he stumbled off to his board
ing house and went straight to
bed. The doctor was a friendly
sort of duck and seemed to enjoy
taking a hand in the game. He
kept Matt thinking he had 'em for
(Juite a spell, for he just couldn't
get them bottles off his mind.
"Fact was, Tony put a garter
snake in each bottle, and every
time he'd make us get him some
more whisky"we'd use the same
"Well, r want to tell you that
that spell cured Matt. He quit
the road about three years ago
and went to raisin' grapes. I'm
engaged to his oldest girl," and
Jimmie got red in the face as he
came to this climax.
A woman assured her husband
that she never told him an un
truth and never would. He said
he did not doubt it, but hereafter
would cut a notch in the piano
when he knew that she had de
ceived him. "No, you won't !" she
said. "I'm not going to have my
piano ruined !"
Let us hope that Capt Rostron
of the Carpathia does not meet
the finish of Capt. Hobson, who
was osculated into oblivion
BOYS REAP BIG HARVEST
OF PLIES. "
Temptation was placed in the
path of the boys of Flushing, L. L,
and they fell.
The swatthe-fly campaign;
there has resulted in flies by the
millions swarming to Flushing tof
be swatted. Never in the history,
of the town have flies been such a
pest. There are buzzing flies, bit
ing flies, green flies and blacld
llL HAVE A X
yfcgUN AM HOW? Jj-.
flies, and the more they are.
swatted the more they come.
The Housewives' League of
fered' prizes to the youngsters
who swatted the most flies. The .
prizes were baseball outfits, and
the temptation proved too great,
Some youths got tainted meat.
Others used molasses. Thus flyj
breeding establishments were
started. Traps were set above;
these breeding places. The result;
Dead flies by thd bucketful deliv-
ered to the Housewives' League. (
Is That All?
Notice to Members Sit
Knights will assemble at the
Temple In white gloves and
badges at 1 :30 o'clock for the pa-
Irade. St, Louis GJpbe-Democrat,