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__ 2029 Second Ave.
Bessemer. December 3.—(Special.)—The
business of the Bessemer postoffice is
steadily increasing from month to month.
The. total receipts for the month of No
vember were $1019.42 against $1000 for Oc
tober. I^ie number of special delivery let
ters handled by the office for the month
was 244.
The present offlce room is inadequate.
The one handicap that the postoffice of
ficials are confronted with is the lack of
room. The people have been looking for
ward for a long time to a new govern
ment building and one that has been se
cured for the city through the efforts of
Congressman Underwood is very much
Already a handsome site has been pur
chased by the government at. the corner
of Nlnteenth street and Fourth avenue,
and a hill has been introduced in the
house of representatives by Congressman
Underwood, providing for an appropria
tion of $100,000 with which to erect the
building. It can be safely stated that
by this time next year the postofflce
Duilding will be in course of construc
Rustler Becomes a Weekly.
The Rustler, the only daily paper pub- i
lished in Bessemer, has announced that
hereafter the paper will only appear once
a week. The paper states that it was
compelled to take the step for lack of
patronage. The Rustler has been pub
lished for about seven months.
A car loaded with tw'enty-six bales of
cotton on the track of the Alabama Great
Southern railroad caught fire yesterday
from the sparks of the engine that was
hauling the car. The fire department
was called out and succeeded in extin
guishing the flames, but not until they
had done considerable damage.
Social and Personal.
Samuel Stein and Jerry Fountain have
returned from Montgomery, where they j
attended the meeting of the grand chap- j
The Lending and Representative
Business College of the South.
Don’t be content to drift
along Come to Birming
ham, take a Business
Course at this College—in
a very short time you’ll
be in a position to earn a
salary 50 per cent larger
than you now earn and
your tasks easier.
Potter Building.
ter of the Royal Arch Masons of Ala
C. A. Alexander of Jacksonville, Fla., is
stopping at the Grand.
George Peterson of Baltimore, Is In the
city looking after business interests.
Thomas George of Grand Rapids, is
registered at the Grand.
The ladies of the Baptist church are
making preparations to hold a doll ba
zaar In a vacant room In the Rebie build
ing from the 15th to the 17th of December
inclusive. The following committees have
been appointed to perfect the arrange
Doll booth—Mrs. J. F. Kent, manager,
assisted by Mrs. E. K. Hanby, Mrs. W.
W. Hollingsworth. Mrs. W. A. Simmons,
Mrs. Faircloth and Mrs. Morgan.
Cake booth—Mrs. J. A. Nabors, man
ager; Mrs. W. F. Hurt. Mrs. Johnston,
Mrs. E. B. Hardin. Mrs. Barnett, Mrs. C.
H. Brownrigg and Miss Otie Shipman.
Popcorn booth—Miss Morgan, manager;
?'IIsses Ruby Reynolds. Mattie and Wil
lena Allen. Mahel Rogers and Miss Terry.
Candy booth-- Miss Carrie Cockrell,
manager; Misses Alberta Cockrell, Paul
ine Johnston. Pearl Burgin. Lillian Rog
ers, Mrs. Hugh Bryant, Mrs. Charles
Fancy work booth—Miss Velma Burgin,
manager; Misses Ella Burgin, Stella
Clewis. Mildred Smith, Mrs. W. H. Por- I
ter, Mrs. C. B. Rogers. Mrs. E. C. Moore. I
Novelty booth—Mrs. A. M. Winters, j
manager; Mrs. W. H. Brannon, Mrs. Rat
cliff. Mrs. C. S. Drumheller. Misses Corrle
Owens, Lucy Reynolds, Johnella Lips
Refreshment committee—Mrs. McKin
ney, manager; Mrs. Hurt, Mrs. Estes,
Mrs. Rogers, Mrs. Owens, Mrs. E. G.
Randle. Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Waller, Mrs.
Soliciting committee—Mrs. Barnett,
manager; Mrs. Rush Randall, Mrs. T. T.
Huey. Mrs. Kent. Mrs. Reynolds.
Advertising committee—Mrs. Huey,
manager; Mrs. Reynolds, Mrs. J. If. Wil
Flagman Tennyson Fatally Injured By
Brake Beams.
Anniston, December 3 —(Special.!—J. L.
Tennyson, a flagman on the Alabama Min
eral division of the Louisville and Nash
ville railroad, residing In this city, met
with an accident at Calera which resulted
in his death. Tn some unaccountable way
both of his legs were caught in the brake
beams and both thighs were broken in
several places. He was carried to Bir
mingham and placed in a hospital, but
died shortly after his arrival there. His
remains were carried to Cullman, his
former home, where the funeral occurred
Tuesday afternoon. Tennyson was nmout
35 years of age and leaves a wife and
one child.
Western Union Doing Large Business
Between Calera and Attalla.
Anniston, December 3.—(Special.)—Th#
Western Union Telegraph company Is con- 1
structing a new line of wire between
Calera and Attalla on the line of the 1
Louisville and Nashville railroad. Work
on the new line was commenced Monday
morning and will be pushed to a rapid
The additional line was made necessary
by the increase In the volume of busines.
of the Alabama Mineral division of the
Louisville and Nashville railroad and also
of the business of the telegraph company
between these points. The new line will
be used for both commercial and railroad
Methodist Episcopal Church, North, Is
Holding Session In Anniston.
Anniston, December 3.—(Special.)—The
annual conference of the Methodist Epis
copal church, north, met in St. Paul's
church in this city this morning. The
session was presided over by Bishop
Cyrus D. Foss of Philadelphia. He arriv
ed Tuesday and is stopping at the Ala
The conference is held for Alabama, ft
part of Georgia, Tennessee and Florida,
and many ministers and laymen are in
attendance. About twenty-five ministers
arrived Tuesday and others reached the
city today. t
Negroes Acquitted.
Anniston, December 3.—(Special)—Rob
ert Carr, Thomas Black. Avery Turner
and Albert Jelks, negroes, wore tried
before uJdge Crook yesterday afternoon
on a charge of murdering Robert Har
ris, another negro, in Jacksonville some
time ago, and were acquitted.
All forms of scrofula, salt rheum, and
eczema are cured by Hood’s Sarsaparilla,
the blood purifier.
_ i
Daily Age-Herald
The Age-Herald will give with every three
months’ subscription one of its specially prepared
Wall Atlases,

showing Maps of the State, Nation and Globe,
with condensed information of all the countries of
the earth. Also gives the population of every
town in Alabama. The best atlas, undoubtedly,
yet gotten out, being strictly up to date and com
plete in every particular.
Pratt City, December 3.—(Special)—Two
hundred and seventy-five coke ovens of
the Pratt City batteries, belonging to the
Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad com
pany, were closed down today lor re
pairs. The suspension threw about 125
men out of employment.
The work of repairing will be begun at
once and, it is thought, that by the first
of the month the ovens will be ready to
start up again.
T*he Oriental order, a side degree of the
Knights of Pythias, was organized at the
Knights of Pythias hall last night with
a membership of eighteen. A large num
ber of Orientals from other lodges In the
district was present. After *he work of
Initiation had been completed a large
number of those present, repaired to
Thehern’s cafe, where plates were laid
for forty. The guests spent fhe rest of
the evening In feasting and speech-mak
ing. The speakers were W. K. McAdory,
II. C. Miller. J. N. Vincent. W. T, Terry,
J. H. Brown and W. T. Williamson.
Social and Personal.
Mayor E. J. Hudnall. Dr. R. F. Dove
lady, C. D. Comstock, Pat Felton and F.
L. Stovall have returned from Montgom
ery, where they have been attending the
meeting of the grand chapter of the
Roval Arch Masons of Alabama
The ladies of the Baptist cKurch will
conduct a sale of fancy articles at the
postofflce from December 14 to 19, inclu
Dr. and Mrs. W. U Jones Informally en
tertained a few of their friends tonight at
their home on East Highlands. Among
those present were Mr. Nola Young. Miss
Beulah Young. Mr. E. E. Cale and Xlr.
C. W. Overstreet.
Remains of Postmaster Shindlebower
Laid to Rest—Other News.
Warrior. December 3.—(Special.)—The
funeral of T. J. Shindlebower, late post
master of this place, occurred today and
was largely attended. All the membera
of his family were present, the Rev.
Frank Hewitt officiating. The pall-hear
ers were Frank Hewitt of Birmingham.
T. M Davidson, I-ogan Brake, John Col
lins. J Rell and Dave Schultz. The cere
mony was in accordance with the wlshea
of the deceased and very simple. The
minister, who was the oldest friend of the
late postmaster. In a few words, eulo
gized the character of the dead man,
summing him up as a man "who was true
to his principle* and a despiser of a hypo
crite." The greater portion of the fami
ly returned to Birmingham after the fun
The track for the new Mabel mines is
being laid and operations will commence
as soon as it is completed. The mines
are situated about two miles from town
and when in operation will give employ
ment to 200 men.
A number of citizens are already after
the position made vacant by the death of
Postmaster Shindlebower. The office
pays about 1700 a year, and will probably
be the object of the ambition of many
local republicans. The concensus of opin
ion is that Dr. Walter Young will be ap
pointed, as the young doctor Is one of
the most popular men In town. He was
the right-hand man of the late postmas
ter and has been In charge of the office
for some time. The majority of the re
publicans in this beat are in favor of
him. He has been reared In Warrior,
knows everyone in the county and is
considered a man of good business qual
Alabama Steel and Wire Company’s
Plant Nearing Completion.
Gadsden. December 3.—(Special.)—Dur
ing the past two weeks great progress
has been made at the mammoth steel
plant of the Alabama Steel and Wire
company, although to a casual observer
It seems as though very little has been
accomplished. The work Is necessarily
slow on account of the great undertaking
and the tardy delivery of material. The
covering and siding of the large buildings
Is now being put on and it will take sev
eral weeks longer to complete this part
of the work.
In the open-hearth building the brick
work is progressing rapidly. The soak
ing pits have been completed and the roll
ing mill Is being rushed forward. At the
furnace there seems little to be done now
except to touch the torch. A great deal
of raw material Is being unloaded and
the ore bins are nearly half full. When
the plant Is put In commission there will
be plenty of material on hand.
Captain Elliott Builds School House.
Gadsden. December 3.—(Special. )--Cap
taln J. M. Elliott. Jr., has just completed
a pretty and comfortable school house
on his farm, two miles south of the city,
which will be used by the tenantry on
his farm. Captain Elliott will also em
ploy the teacher for the school and pay
him out of his own funds, thereby cost
ing the parents nothing. Quite a num
ber of people are employed on the farm
and when the fruit begins to bear more
will be given employment. Counting
those trees that are now being set out.
there will be 52,400 trees on this one fruit
Will Erect Stables.
Gadsden, December 3.—(Special.)—Ma
jor W. J. Slbert has commenced the
work of tearing down the unsightly wood
en buildings on East Fourth street, pre
paratory to the erection of a large two
story brick stable, which will be occupied
by Sullivan & Bramlett. The building will
front 81 feet on Fourth street and run
back 100 feet part of the way and 64 feet
the remainder, and is to be completed by
January 1.
Kyle Lumber Company Busy.
Gadsden, December 3.—(Special.)—The
saw mill of the Kyle Dumber company
Is now working two hours extra each day
in order to keep up with their orders,
but they And this will not do. so they
will put on a day and a night force In a
few more days. Several million feet of
logs have accumulated at the mill here
and at the loging camps In Cherokee
Will Hold Memorial Services.
Anniston, December 3.—(Special.)—The
members of the Alabama lodge No. 18*.
Benevolent and Protective Order of
Elks, will hold a memorial service In
honor of the departed members at the
Noble Street theatre next Sunday after
noon. beginning at 3 o'clock. There are
three departed members of the Anniston
lodge, C. H. Robinson, Foster F. Stock
ton and Metkins Browning.
All Differences With B. R. L &
P. Co. Are Adjusted
Company Agrees to Furnish Steel City
With Street Lights for a Period of
Ten Years at $80 a Light
Per Annum.
Ensley. Pece-mber 3.—(Special.)—The
city council met tonight with all the
members present. The differences that'
have been existing between the board and
the Birmingham Railway. Light and
Power company were satisfactorily ad
justed. the reports of the city officers
for the month of November were read and
some important business was transacted.
President Jemlson of the Birmingham
Raitwuy. TJght and Power company, ad
dt*ssed the board, after which a special
committee retired and brought in tho
following report:
"The Birmingham Railway, Light and
Power company agrees to furnish the city
of Ensley with street lights for a term of
ten years for a sum of ISO a light per
year. The company also agrees to furnish
the city four arc lights free, so long ns
the license of the company to do business
In Ensley shall remain at 1200 per annum.
The company further agrees to lower the
Twentieth street grade opposite the First
Methodist church lot and to pass the
members of the volunteer fire department
on Its lines."
The report was adopted.
The committee appointed to rearrange
the ward lines of the city made its re
port, which was adopted. The changes
are all minor ones.
The committee to draw up plans and
specifications for the new sanitary and
sewerage systems reported that with the
aid of the city engineer and Engineer J.
W. Kendrick they had the plans ready to
submit as soon as the transference of the
bonds had been completed.
The judiciary committee was empower
ed to meet on December 7, 9 and 11 for the
purpose of arranging a schedule of li
censes for the year 1904.
Under the head of reports of officers
the city treasurer reported that t h«
amount collected for November was $1542.
84; the amount disbursed $2135.48; balance
still on hand. $1218.77.
The chief of police's report showed the
number of arrests for the month to he
166, the number convicted 126 and the
amount collected in fines $905.50
Walker Forces Score Sweeping Victory
In Florence Election.
Florence, December 3.—(Special.)—The
result of the municipal election held In
this city yesterday wfas a surprise to ev
ery one, even the friends of the Walker
ticket not expecting such a sweeping vic
tory as was scored.
The old hoard of aldermen stood for re
flection with the exception of T. J. Phil
lips from the sixth ward, that ward being
represented on the ticket by W. L. Ful
ton. The opposition did not succeed in
electing a man. the majorities of the ad
ministration candidates ranging from
more than 3 to 1, to comfortable figures.
Mayor A. E. Walker received 366 votes
and his opponent. Judge H. C. Jones, 171.
The aldermen elected are: First ward,
W'. L. McFarland; Second ward, W. E.
Sharpe; Third ward, M. Coplan; Fourth
ward. R. N. Harris: Fifth ward, George
W. Porter; sixth ward, W. L. Fulton;
Seventh ward, C. L. Blakely.
Eighty-six votes were challenged. In al
most every instance by the Jones people,
hut with the elimination of all these May
or Walker’s majority is still 109.
The election was a quiet one. and the
only aftermath was a few cases in the
police court this morning.
Insurance Men Will Lay Their Claims
Before Congress.
^ashville. December 3.—State Insurance
Commissioner Folk, chairman of the spec
ial committee appointed at the recent
convention of National Insurance Com
missioners. held in Boston, today issued
a call for the committee to meet in Wash
ington, Tuesday. December 8.
The special committee was appointed to
bring to the attention of congress the
necessity of legislation to deny the use
of the mails to bogus insurance com
panies. Chairman Folk received a tele
graphic message today from Senator Dry
den of New Jersey, who will have charge
of the proposed bill in the senate, to the
effect that the senate committee on post
office and post roads will be ready to
take up the matter on December 8.
Without Will Power, Courage, Ambi
tion, Energy or Hope, the Dyspeptic
Is Willing to Give Up the Struggle.
The confirmed dyspeptic has as little in
terest in lifo as any human being. He ;s
unfitted for Its duties and is indifferent
to its charms. He is unable to enjoy the
business and social relations that consti
tute the life of the average man. All his
hopes are absorbed by the one hope to get
well and again be able to enjoy the good
things of life. Until this is realized, he is
sjrk at heart and feels himself to be of
little use.
Stuart’s Dyspepsia Tablets are the suf
ferer's tree of life. They will cure him
and bring him health and happiness Just
as sure and certain as he takes them.
They are sure because they are natural
and no other cure but a natural one is
sure. They act on the food and digest
it Just as well as a stomach wrould. They
contain exactly the same chemical prop
erties as the digestive fluids of the stom
By putting Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets
in a bottle or jar with any kind of food
meat, eggs or vegetables, with sufficient
amount of water, the process of digestion
is carried out Just as it is In a healthy
human stomach and in the same time.
There is consequently no unnatural dis
turbance of the digestive organs resulting
from the use of Stuart’s Dyspepsia Tab
| lets. They relieve the weak and worn-out
I stomach of its work and permit it to rest
up and recuperate and regain its normal
health and strength.
A well known Buffalo physician says:
“I prescribe Stuart’s Dyspepsia Tablets
on ail occasions as a relief for weakened
and run-down stomachs. I find they con
tain all the ingredients necessary for the
proper digestion of the food and will do
more to give the stomach the needed rest
than any medicine I could prescribe. They
have never failed to give immediate relief
in all my cases and I do not hesitate to
recommend them to all sufferers from
Stuart’s Dyspepsia Tablets are for sale
by all druggists at 60 cents a box.
We make all kinds of cuts. The
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Bessemer, December 3.—(Special.V—'W.
E. Trucks, storekeeper for the Birming
ham Mining and Contracting company,
was caught today between two cars on I
the Birmingham Mineral road while
checking freight into the company’s store
at Reader’s mines and badly hurt. Mr.
Trucks was standing between the bump
ers of two cars when a third car was
switched on the track and drove the two I
cars together. He was terribly crushed
and is not expected to live
The injured man lived at Readers’ sid
ing, about one mile from Bessemer, and
has a family. He is a member of the
Woodman of the World, Bessemer lodge.
Tuscaloosians Are Honored by the Ma
sons at Montgomery.
Tuscaloosa, December 3.—(Special.)—At
the masonic conclave In Montgomery the
following Tuscaloosians were honored: Dr.
W. E. Bingham was made the esteemed
grand master of the second vdl of the
royal arch masons; W. J. Cronier, grand
captain of the guard; Walter Smith,
grand steward of the council.
Mrs. Rhena G. Mosher of Westfield,
New’ York, and Mrs. Frances E. Beau
champ of Lexington, Ky., both officers of
the National Women's Christian Temper
ance union, have arrived in the city to
attend the state convention.
The advanced pupils of Miss Stella Har
ris will entertain at a piano recital in
her studio this evening at 8 o’clock.
Dr. Joseph Leland has returned to New
Orleans to resume his studies in medicine
at Tulane. He will receive the degree of
M. D. in the spring.
Many Reports Are Read by the Colored
Tuscaloosa. December 3.—(Special.)— !
Yesterday was the second day’s session of
the North Alabama conference, colored i
Methodist Episcopal church, which is in
session at Northport. The meeting was
called to order by Bishop R. S. Williams.
D. D., and the principal business trans
acted was the reports from the different
districts. In a short while nearly one
hundred reports were read and each
showed much growth over last year.
A liberal collection was taken by the con
ference to assist the Rev. G. F. Welch of
Birmingham in the erection of the large
brick Methodist church whtch is now un
der construction in Birmingham. The col
lection amounted to several hundred dol
lars. The missionary secretary received
. for missions $383.00.
Students Discuss Dancing.
Tuscaloosa, December 3.—(Special.)—
For some time past there has been talk
at the university of lessening the num
ber of dances given and participated in
by the students. A committee consisting
of one representative from each class and
also one from each fraternity met with
President Abercrombie to decide the num
ber of dances that might be given by
the students, but no definite step was
taken other than to suggest that in the
future subscription dances be prohibited.
It was learned that a large per cent of
the dances given are gotten up by sub
scription. The committee will meet again
with President Abercrombie tomorrow
afternoon, when some definite action will
he decided on.
Corolla Board Appointed.
Tuscaloosa, December 3.—(Special.)—At
a recent meeting of the faculty of the
University of Alabama the following edi
torial hoard of the Corolla, the University
annual, w’as appointed for the present
year: Business manager, W. W. Dur
den, senior law department, Thnmasville;
assistant business manager, Allen Cren
shaw, academic, 1904. Colquitt; senior class
representatives, R. C. Spier, Furman; and
Miss Louise Reid, Birmingham; junior
class representatives, W. C. Oates, Jr.,
Montgomery, and Miss Mary Moody,
Tuscaloosa; sophmore class representa
tive. Jelks H. Cahaniss. Birmingham; law
department representatives, W. A. Blount,
1904, Pensacola. Fla.; and D. H. Elling
ton, 1905.
Dispensary Report Read.
Tuscaloosa, December 3.—(Special.)—
At the regular monthly meeting of the
mayor and board of aldermen last even
ing, after the transaction of several mat
ters of minor importance the following
dispensary report for the month of No
vember was read by Dispenser J. M.
Daniel: Sales for November, $9625.10; pro
fits for November, $2505.10; largest day's
sales, $820.85; smallest day's sales, $180.45;
average day’s sales, $385.00; open for
business 24'/2 days; total sales since Jan
uary 1, 1903, $87,678.63; profits since Jan
uary 1, 1903, $21,610.30.
Wed at Huntsville.
Huntsville, December 3. — (Special.)—
Miss Annie Oeron, oldest daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Yeatman Geron, and Mr.
F. E. Feltus of Birmingham were quiet
ly married Tuesday evening at the home
of the bride’s parents on Walker Btreet.
The Rev. F. P. Culver, pastor of the First
Methodist church, officiated, and tho
ceremony was attended by a small party
of relatives and Intimate friends. Mr.
and Mrs. Feltus have gone to Birming
ham, where the former Is engaged In
Quiet Wedding Performed.
Tuscaloosa, December 3.—(Special.)—
A quiet wedding was solemnized last
evening at the residence of W. A. Hough
ston on Greensboro avenue. The con
tracting parties were Edgar Duran and
Ml8H Lillie Weathers, both of Birming- j
ham. The ceremony was impressively
performed by Dr. L. O. Dawson of the
Baptist church and was witnessed by only
a few friends. i ne groom is secretary 1
of the Alabama Lumber company at
Will Hold Memorial Services.
Huntsville, December 3.—(Special.)—The
Elks of this city will hold memorial ser
vices in their hall next Sunday and ad
dresses eulogizing dead members of the
Huntsville lodge will he delivered. Next
Sunday will be observed as memorial day
by Elk lodges all oVer the country.
Merchants Bankrupt.
Huntsville. December 3.—(Special.)—
Browning Bros., merchants at Brick, Ala.,
have filed a voluntary petition In bank
ruptcy rru"'- "abilities are about
$500 an<
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Five Negro Prisoners Are Rescued
From the Flames.
Montgomery, December 3.—A special
from Russellville, Ala., says:
The Franklin county Jail was burner! to
day and it is believed that the prisoners
started the flames. The five Inmates, ail i
negroes, were taken from the burning
building In safety. The property loss is
about $9000.
Cotton Oil Plant Idle.
Huntsville, December 3.—(Special )—Op
eration of the Huntsville plant of the
Alabama Cotton Oil company, which em
ploye more than 100 men, has been sus
pended temporarily because of InatiUty
to get cotton s^ed. The plant will be re
paired while it Is idle and operations will
be resumed night and day when enough
seed to run it is received here.
Literary Society Elects Officers.
Tuscaloosa, December 3.—(Special.)—
At the recent meeting of the Phllomathic
Literary society of the University of Ala
bama the following officers were elected
for the second term: President, R. <\
Spier; vice-president. E. K. Chambers;
secretary and treasurer. D. H. Edding
ton; critic. McGlatherty; sergeant al
arms, R. T. Pritchett.
Marriage at Camp Hill.
Camp Hill, December 3.—(Special.)—Mr.
Joseph Flurry and Miss Zarra Lee of
prominent families, were married here this j
evening, the Rev. J. W. Gregory officl- I
An Unaccountable Taste.
From the Baltimore American.
“I have called,” chirped the seedy-look
Ing individual, “to see you on a very irn
portent matter. The question of one's
lineage and personal pride in one’s ances
try is becoming daily more absorbingly
interesting. I should like, my dear air. to
get up your family tree.’’
With wondering eyes and mouth agape,
Father Hornihand mechanically picked a
head of timothy out of his whiskers and
said: ‘Well, I’ll be dummed! I reckon
that ol‘ louc that's been a-atandin' lhaz
ever since 1 was a kid ’ll do as well as
any. an' ye'll find th' stcpladder in th*
A Woman’s Pride.
From the New York Press.
Mere man Is a novice at smuggling. It
requires a smart woman to do tlie trick
and throw dust in T'nclc Snmuel's eyes.
One American unfortunate, after reciting
all the details of liis adventure, was thus
taken to tusk by his better seven-eights:
“Of course! You dear, stupid old dunce.
Why on earth didn’t you hove the drawn
work washed before you left Mexico?”
“Washed? What for? What good would
that have done?.P brown the customs
officers off the track, silly. With the new
work In your possession you were bring
ing In merchantable articles, therefore
dutiable. Had they been washed they
would not have been merchantable, there
fore not dutiable. Hereafter whenever
you smuggle linens or laces have them
Cause for It.
From the Philadelphia Press.
Hungry Hank—DIh paper says daf
drinkin makes yer nervous. Wouldn't
dat jar you?
Dry Dan—Well, sometimes 1 git nerv
ous when I’m drinkin' a glass o' whisky'.
Hungry Hank-Aw. git out!
Dry Dan—Sure! it makes me nervous
to think mebbe I won’t git another.
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