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Resembling the Ganges at flood
tide burbles the gutter. Tributaries
rove instinctively among the cob
blestones. But tortuously. Murk
hangs over the chimneys, and the
greengrocer's crackers are sponge
like. Then the flowing waters grows yel-'
low and silent. The catch-basins
clog, congested. There comes ..then
a man in hip-boots of rubber. ' With
a pole he rakes out limp straws,- old'
baskets and, peels of bananas.
A wet dog shakes himself. It is
In another strain, rather allegori-.
cal is his "JBushwadji." It goes aV
Bushwadji, the philosopher, ' was
loitering where many feet trod the
Wheels iron-clad or pneumatic at
times nearly snuffed out his life,
which would have saddened him.
"Go to a moving picture show,"
exclaimed a crossing cop finally.
"Come out when traffic slacks
Bushwadji. beamed on him and
said,, "I come from the maize-fields
where the cutworm dreams sleep
lessly in the soft top-soil.
"These , frowning . and. structural
iron cliffs, and the glad'-'mftt of the
bunco artist, cause; me to "falter.
"Later" you.' will .know me -when I
am wised .up and hep." -.
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Onward ran .'the current of life.
, Melodiously the crossing-cop blew
his bright' whistle.
Then , came the philosopher in a
new, richly-japanned underslungcar,
.noiseless arid, swift. He was fresh
from the. barber, and his youth was
upon him anew. .
BushwadjL smHed quaintly as he
ran 6ver;th'evop at thVcrossing.
HOW SANTA CLAUS LOOKS TO P AAND MA NOW.
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Still, in the fiscal year of 191-3, . pork were exported by us. Evidently..
166,000,000 pounds of beef and its the packers skin the foreigners some,
products and 964,000,000 pounds, of I too. .,