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About East Oregon herald. (Burns, Grant County, Or.) 1887-1896 | View Entire Issue (May 13, 1896)
WBLNÍ8DAY MAY. 13 1*«
lie Bought A Watch
H tall man in black clothes of no
particular styleentered a Broadway
jewelry shop the other day and
asked to see a watch. The clerk,
sizing him up for a poor country
parson w ho would be well rid of,
produced a $200 timepiece as a dis
courager. The stranger looked it
over and asked to see something
better. Winking to the cashier, the
clerk reached for a specially made
chronometer, the price of which he
felt would be a squelcher. The
seedy man examined the watch
and inquired its value.
••One thousand dollars,” said the
“Ah.” observed the customer.
“I^et me see a chain, please.”
An expensive chain was produced
and then the visitor selected a val
uable charm which had been made
for evhibition only. The stranger
stuck the jewelry into his vest pock
et, and the clerk, fearing that he
might have entertained a thief.kept
close to the suspect, who quietly
fished out a big roll of bills, and
placed two $1000 gold certificates
upon the counter. Utterly phased
the salesman remarked that it was
customary to keep the names of
customers to identify goods, if lost
“My name is Jones,” said the
stranger; “Senator Jones,of Nevada
You mav address me at the Capitol.”
And the silver senator, taking the
change for his certificates,departed.
—New York Sun
M rs F. E. M c G ee , Proprietress.
M’.ki Your Iuvestm nts While
My Stock is Complete
This popular Hotel holds itselt
in point o rank equal, if not super
ior to any inland hotel and in fact
compares favorably with many
It is well arranged nice, cosy, comfortable rooms. The cnig n
partment ¡8 as perfect as possible for an inland town and sue-- a • >?
with care d
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On Corner opposite Post Office
H W WELCOME. Proprieto
ANDERSON A GOODMAN, Proprietors
Work Cauranteed to be first class
THOS. LA HEY’, Rm Oregon
First door north of Brick Store.
ELKHART CARRIAGE and HARNESS NFG. CO.
Wl ,r. u. »12-.
RED FRONT LIVERY
On the Corner South of the French Hotel, Main street
EverrKwIy knows Joe and a horse under his care will n*ver ■ i
for «omet bi ng to eat.
Further Joe is an old stable keeper, having had eeeeral ' »r
ey prricucein a first class stable in Corvallis