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About The west shore. (Portland, Or.) 1875-1891 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 1, 1890)
HE HAD A FULL.
The landlord stood by the open door,
Before a ecreen that concealed much more
Than the weary pilgrim pasting by
Could tee with hii bleary, bloodshot eye,
And said, " My friend, If yon want good beer,
You can get, for a nickel, a big glass here."
The devil stood by the bruen gate
That yawns for those who repent too late ;
And at his feet, with resounding thud,
The landlord fell, like a chunk of mud.
Said the devil, " Ah, ha I Come out of the storm ;
I'll give you a place I've long kept warm."
A DESIGNATION OF HIS QUAILTY.
McCorkli Is Col. Webber an officer In the
regular army or In the militia ?
McCrackli Neither; he isn't a military
luan at all. We call him " Kernel " because
he's a hard nut.
I saw a sign down the street the other day that
A POOR SUBSTITUTE.
Congressman I tell you that the people
want free sugar I
Binatob Won't taffy do Just as well for
My brother tells of bis good deeds
And puts them Into prose and rhyme ;
If I did so I then must needs
Be busy all the time.
To sound one's charities doth show
A taste that speaks of one Ill-bred ;
I pass mine by In silence, though
I thus leave much unsaid.
SHE WANTED TO SEE IT DONE.
" Yes, Miss Lucy," said Mr. Duday,
" I don't suppose that our college could
have a race unless I were there to act as
" 0, you are a starter, are you?" re
plied Miss Lucy, looking at the clock;
" let me see you start."
TO WHAT BASE USE I
Bknrvolknt Lady Poor fellow, and so
you are very hungry! Well, here Is a
cake that I baked myself.
Sagos ths Tramp Thanks, maddlm,
thanks I I may not be able to eat it, but
I will use it to kill the next dog that at
Duiuno What is the difference be
tween an undertaker and a funeral direc
tor? Sogav It varies from 60 to 150 per
HE WAS SATISFIED.
J An I am going to give up my place in the store and go Into a
Amy Why, don't you like your present position ?
Jack Oh yes, indeed I I could sit this way all day.
Snodorabs It is queer bow one kind of cake
will turn into another.
Snivily I don't understand.
Snodorabs-Well, I've known pound cake to
develop into stomach cake.
Parts of speec h The places of the hyphen,
WHERE DWELLS THE GOD OF LOVE?
Where dwells the god of love ? Doth he abide
With beams that in a maiden's tresses hide?
Or doth the rascal shield his cunning wiles
Amid an ambush of bewitching smiles?
Perchance behind some dishing, Jet-black eye
He lurks, and lets bis deadly arrows fly.
Mayhap he lives 'mid timid frowns that race
With tender touch, across a maiden's face.
Some say the little rascal oft is found
Where silvery notes of gleeful laughter sound,
And by a loving word he quick disarms
His victim, and beguiles him with hit charms,
Or doth he rule a world of heavenly bliss
Concealed behind the sunshine of a kiss?
' It may be that upon some swan-like breatt
He builds his throne, contentedly to rest ;
The while o'er lily cheeks be paints a blush,
To lure some willing heart with hopes to crush I
Perhaps, clad In the armor of a sigh,
This warrior doth bis artifices try ;
Or, lurking near some maiden's eager ear,
Sings songs that only lovers' hearts may hear.
We know not how, nor why, nor where he lives,
Yet feel the magic that his presence gives.
JlAH LA Rl'l Bl'RNSTT,
Never having heard of this military potentate
before, I inquired about him of a national guard
friend who has been in the service for several years.
He assured me that the gentleman was not In the
service now and certainly had not been for a long
time, for all the generals they had since he knew
anything about It were wooden men. After that
I met one of the old timers who used to wear a
swallow tall coat and drink beer with the old
" msllshy," and asked him about it. He scratched
his head a few scratches, and then said they used
to have a general they called a brick because he
could drink more and itty drunk longer thin any
man In the service, but it couldn't be him, for he
died long ago and was now marshaled with the
hosts on the other side of the dark river, " Which
host? " asked I, with a pardonable curiosity to
learn what becomes of militia generals when they
die. " I couldn't say," was the an
swer. " You see, the general wasn't
very particular and would take his
chances of running away with either
of them It there should be any
trouble." It then occurred to me
that he might have been a general
In the war, as I had heard there
were some, and as I happened Just
then to run across a man who en
deavors to Impress upon the mind
of every person he meets the fact
that be Is a "veteran," I put the
question to him. " Well," said he,
"I don't know this fellow, but the
general who was a brick according
to my notion was General Lee," "I
am surprised to bear a loyal soldier
give voice to such a sentiment as
that," I exclaimed. " Well, that's
my tumtum, anyhow," he answered.
" General Lee surrendered and end
ed the war Just after I was drafted ;
and If I had been compelled to go In
to a battle I might have got hurt or
my hair turned gray with fright or
something ; and I say he was a brick
for helping me out before I had to
fight. Say, do you think the service pension bill
will go through? " I told him I didn't know, but
that I hoped not for his sake; and that somehow I
was absorbing ths impression tint the rebels were
responsible for all tills pension bill business, be
cause they shot the wrong men daring the war, I
left him gathering the Import of tills last remark
and went down to the ofllce to ask the general
himself; but I found the door locked and a sign
on it that read: no mors brick on hand. Quill.
lit I never hear you say any tiling about your
father and mother.
Sim Pray don't speak of them. Tbey both
came from very low families.
THE COUNTRY JOURNALIST'S ADVANTAGE.
Bronson (to the editor of the Buomlcwn Banuer) That was a
pretty tough story about the cyclone. I don't know bow yon managed
to swallow It.
Editor Well, you know I have patent Inside.
PLENTY OF CONVICTION.
GA77.AM-I like to read the Jkioo. It editor strike m a a
man with earnest convictions,
Maddox-H ought to be. Sli libel suit
have gone against him in the last twelve months.
When morning breaks, the piece should be
A LIMITED FURORE.
" Did your comedy make a furore? "
"Ye; there were a few roars, but very