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A Shinplaster Story

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A sbinplaster story has been looalizec Bert, aud applied to a popular drygoods dealer. The story inay have beea in print, perhaps, but a repetition will do vo barro. As the story goes, a farmer urehased a few ceuts worth of goods from this trader, and gave Lira a bil√≠ to make chango froxn. The latter returned him eighty five cents in bis er.graved promises-to-pay, genteelly known as checks, but vulgar ly known as shinplasters. " What's them ?" iuquired the coun tryman. 11 Oh," said the merchant, " those are a aort of curreney we dry goods dealers have," and went away to attend to another customer. The eountryman went off, not exactlv satislied, but soon after returned, aud bought nea ly a dollar's worth of goods. Aftcr receivrag the neatly ticd up paekage, and being told the priee, he deposited a √ľumber of pumpkin seeds on the counter. "VVhat are those ?" inquired the as tonished merchant. "Oh," replied the eountryman, coolly, "them'sa sort of currency we farmers have," and thereupon left the store. The Btory has it that the dry goods dealer, who appreciates good jokes, was so amused he did not eall lus unprofitable austomer


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Michigan Argus