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What A Long Cigar Led To

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Thomas W. Chinn, of Louisville, was a native of Kentucky. When a young man he was employed in the office of a court clerk at Frankfort. The story goes that he was addicted to excessive smoking. At length his boss, the clerk, gave him peremptory orders not to smoke more than three cigars per day. "Very well," replied young Chinn; "it will give me no discomfort to carry out your instructions." The next morning the clerk found him seated at his table writing, with one end of a cigar in his mouth and the other end resting on a shelf hard by. It was not much less than a yard long. Looking on him for a moment with astonishmentmingled with admiration, hesaid, "Get up and come along with me. You have entirely too much genius for this room." Whatdoes the reader suppose was done with him? Why, he was taken tothe office of an attorney-at-law and the first volume of Blackstone placed in his hands, the clerk agreeing to pay all expenses until he was admitted to the bar. That being accomplished in due time, he thcn removed to Louisiana and settlod at Baton Rouge. Subsequeníly he became a judge. It 1839 ho was elected a represenfative to congress as a Whig, and served one term. In 1849 President Taylor appointed him minister to the two Sicilies. He was a stout, handsomo gentleman, and much esteemed by his associates in congress. There is no telling what a cigar of cxtraordinary length may leadto.- Washington Cor. CounerJournal. m At a wedding in Harlem, where the bride was very dilatory in arriving at the church, a lady remarked, concerning the affair: "What an idea it is that woman should be late in getting hero, when sho has been waiting twenty-six years for just such a chance as this." Ne Yorkers have became as careless n their toilcts as the Philadelphians. The result is that a big soap factory in New York has just failed.


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