"Wel!, Chailey, did you ask for the hand of old SlickraorR's daughtor, last night?" "You bet I did, I secured tho nominntion on the iirst ballot." "So you are to bc married booii, " "No, siree." "Wnat!" "lts a fact." "I thought you said you socured Uit nomination! ' ' I did. The old man gave uie my I choicc between the toe of his boot umi the mouth of his dog, and I noiniiiated the boot, but thcy gave me the dog by acclamation. Fact is 1 scooped the i whole convention. If you don't bclieve lt look at my pants! They look liko they had been through a (hrethins machine, but they didn t go near half way through the dog."- Newman Independent.