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56 Rolling Stones
And lie carried a watch-a silver arrangement with works,
and up to (late within twenty-four hours, anyhow.
"'I'm pleased to have met you,' says Wainwright.
'I'm a devotee to the great joss Booze; but my ruminating
facilities are unrepaired,' says he - or words to that effect.
'And I hate,' says he, 'to see fools trying to run the world.'
"'I never touch a drop,' says I, 'and there are many
kinds of fools; and the world runs on its own apex, accord-
ing to science, with no meddling from me.'
"'I was referring,' says he, 'to the president of this
republic. His country is in a desperate condition. Its
treasury is empty, it's on the verge of war with Nicamala,
and if it wasn't for the hot weather the people would be
starting revolutions in every town. Here is a nation,'
goes on Wainwright, 'on the brink of destruction. A man
of intelligence could rescue it from its impending doom in
one day by issuing the necessary edicts and orders. Pres-
ident Gomez knows nothing of statesmanship or policy.
Do you know Adam Smith?'
"'Lennme see,' says I. 'There was a one-eared man
named Smith in Fort Worth, Texas, but I think his first
name was -
"'I am referring to the political economist,' says Wain-
"'S'mother Smith, then,' says I. 'The one I speak of
never was arrested.'
"So Wainwright boils some more with indignation at
the insensibility of people who are not corpulent to fill
public positions; and then he tells me he is going out to
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Henry, O., 1862-1910. Rolling Stones, book, 1912; Garden City, New York. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139359/m1/88/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.