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With the public weal at heart, the Patriot annonl!le,
that "there is a dangerous hole in the front steps of th e
Elite saloon." Here, too, appears the delightful literary
item that MIark Twain and Charles Egbert Craddicl:
are spending the summer together in their Adirondacks
camp. "Free," runs its advertising column, "a clergy-
man who cured himself of fits will send one book coil-
tainining 100 popular songs, one repeating rifle, two decks
easywinner cards and 1 liver pad free of charge for ss.
Address Sucker & Chump, Augusta, Me." The offi.
moves nearly every week, probably in accordance with
the time-honored principle involving the comparati ve
ease of moving and paying rent. When the Colonel
publishes his own candidacy for mayor, he further de-
clares that the Patriot will accept no announcements
for municipal offices until after "our" (the editor'i)
canvass. Adams & Co., grocers, order out their 8 a2.25 ad.
and find presently in the Patriot this estimate of third
product: "No less than three children have been poi-
soned by eating their canned vegetables, and J. O. Adams,
the senior member of the firm, was run out of Kansas (itl
for adulterating codfish balls. It pays to advertise."
Here is the full editorial in which the editor first announces
his campaign: "Our worthy mayor Colonel Henry
Stutty died this morning after an illness of about five
minutes, brought on by carrying a bouquet to Mrs. Eli
Watts just as Eli got in from a fishing trip. Ten minutes
later we had dodgers out announcing our candidacy for
the office. We have lived in Plunkville going; on five
Here’s what’s next.
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Henry, O., 1862-1910. Rolling Stones, book, 1912; Garden City, New York. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139359/m1/19/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.