A GOVERNOR visiting a State prison was implored by a Convict to
'What are you in for?' asked the Governor.
'I held a high office,' the Convict humbly replied, 'and sold
'Then I decline to interfere,' said the Governor, with asperity; 'a
man who abuses his office by making it serve a private end and
purvey a personal advantage is unfit to be free. By the way, Mr.
Warden,' he added to that official, as the Convict slunk away, 'in
appointing you to this position, I was given to understand that
your friends could make the Shikane county delegation to the next
State convention solid for - for the present Administration. Was I
'You were, sir.'
'Very well, then, I will bid you good-day. Please be so good as to
appoint my nephew Night Chaplain and Reminder of Mothers and