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The Campbellite Wagon

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"I don't care how good a salesman a man is," said i well known commercial travelèr, '.'he will occasionally meel a man vastly his inferior wlio can drive iiim out of a town. Somc time sgo Í was traveling for a well known agricultura] house, ::nd on ono occasion I was sent to make au cxhibit of our celobratud wagons at a country fair. Whcn I arrived I found that I had a rival. He was a big. burly, relheaded feüow, with a nasal twang and a disgusting habit of getting up and making' a speech, setting forth the advantages of the wagons he sold. The farmers all saw at a glance ihat my wagon was superior to bis, and I was in afairway to swecp the field, when suddenly affaire took s turn fov tlie worst. One of my wagons had been exposed to the hot sun until the tires became loose, and to tighten tliem I had the wagon run into a small pond. WhÜ3 standing near my rival, who was making a speech, I heard him say: "Come on here, now, you sensible people, and look at something genuine. Uon't pay any attention to the Campbellite wagon. ' He kept on referring to mine as the Campbeliite wagon, untü I thought an explanation was due. Ailvancing, 1 said: " 'I see tha! you cali mine the Cumpbellito wagon. Now, sir, I want an explanation.' "Without paying any f.ttention tome, he said: 'Yes, gentlemen, don't buy the Campbellito wagon. Probably some of you woul.l like to know how it got its name. ;i t his way: You .seo he fias to stand it in the' water to keep the lires on.' "The people sliouted. " "WiK'ii'.YiT ! e takes it out of the water. yo'.i sec, the thiug is lost. The Caiupbellite wagon will do for a bayou, but :!! :; tlrj' land. Gentlemen, the man who selis that wagon thinks you al] live in swamps.' "I tried to say something, but the people yelled so ! eonld not be heard. l'hcj turnod me to my rival. Peopie who ui-re, ni oui lo elosetradèg with rue b.nok-.'d out, aud liio president of the fisir ns.scxiation CHinu round and advised ni'J ló laku my wagons away. - Arkanmtto 'Í', ai ela: Ueï Lyon's Patent Heel Stiffeners applied to uew boots or slioes before you run tliem over. DON'T DIE IN TUI! liOUSJS. "Eongh on Rata clcursoutruts. mico. tiles, rdachos. bed-butcH. 15c.


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Ann Arbor Democrat