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CAN'T ESCAPE "EM, BY GOSH!
And now they even get into bed with you ! If they don't roll
you in the mud as you wait for a street car; if they only give you
a close hair cut when they catch you on the crossing; if they merely
scare the daylights out of you when you cross the street despair
not! They'll get you all right. ,'
One J. R. Pannel, wife, son and two daughters were enjoying
camp life near Buena, CaL Thejr tent was pitched not far from
the highway and last Saturday night, as the mosquitoes began their
tuneful lays, the coyotes struck up their cantatas and the glorious
moon began silvering the mesa all around, the Pannels murmured
their prayers and crept beneath their blankets for repose amid the
peacefulness and other charms of nature.
Blissful slumber had hardly closed the Pannel eyes when along
came Rev. Eugene Burr and wife in their auto, also taking in the
moonlight and nature in her wild state. There is nothing more
devilish than an auto in the moonlight and that a perfectly good
minister is doing the steering makes no difference. So the Rev.
Burr's auto went,pver the bank straight for the Pannel tents. It
paid no attention whatever tp Rev. Burr's appeals to stop, but just
scooped up tents, blankets, dishes, and two of the Pannel girls and
the emergency brake began working only when the infernal ma
chine struck' a stump.
It is not known what grievous trials Mr. Pannel had endured
in dodging machines in the busy marts of trade, but whea he saw
the Rev. Burr's auto standing there in the moonlight, far from city
life, wrapped in the ruins of his camp and calmly panting for more
camps to conquer, Mr. Pannel grabbed his axe. Amidst the scream
ing of the women and the excuses of Rev. Burr, Mr. Pannel smote
out the headlights and made kindling wotod of the tonneau.
"My very dear sir," shouted the Rev. Burr, "it was wholly an
accident! Let me explain. The "
" !!" sajd Mr. Pannel and-he didn't let up before chopping
$200 worth of value off that machine. ' -
The moral of which is that since the ministers have taken to
steering ',em, sleep with an axe.
Teetotaler You ought to be
ashamed! Fll bet it's so long
since you've tasted water you
"don't know what it is !
Gailey Water? Water? Oh
yes, I remember. Isn't it the stuff
4they put under bridges ?
Should the knob come off a pan
or .kettle, a screw can be slipped
through the hole with the head
inside the lid. Screw a cork'onto
the protruding end. This knob
will not get hot and can be replaced.