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ONE OF HUERTA'S MEN O WAR
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Bravo of Huerta's navy js a craft-of 1,200 tons, or about one-twentieth
the displacement of the ordinary American "man-o'-war." It is only 249
feet long, not as big as many private steam yachts, and carries only 116 men.
Two four-inch and six-pounders are the-guris.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN,. KICKED
THE BUCKET? " -,
When you .say Neighbor Jones
. 'Tucked the bucket," of course, you
know exactly what you mean, but" do
you know exactly why you us"e that
irreverent way of referring to Jones'
transport to the' Beybnd? .
Here's the story of the much-used,
-expression:" A certain Balsover, the-
place of his residence unknown, de
cided to commit suicide'. "He stepped
on a- bucket beneath a beam, slipped
a noose over his head but he didn't
die. He was cut -down and resusci-
tated. In his disgust at this unex
pected turn of events he growled,
".What's up? Ain't I dead? Didn't
I kick that bucket?" And that's why
we say, ".Kicked the bucket," when
'some one shuffles, .off the mortal coiL
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1 Some one broke into mv cellar
Thursday mghJan, 15-. When you
empty my fruit jars please return
them back to Mike Levendofsky, and
also the lock from the cellar door
wltfch you have taken. Mike Leven
(lofsky, in, Belleville (Kas. Telescope.
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