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While walking down the street one day a US senator is tragically hit by a truck and dies. His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St.
Peter at the entrance. Welcome to heaven, says St. Peter. Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so were not sure what to do with you. No problem, just let me in, says the man. Well, Id like to, but I have orders from higher up. What well do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity. Really, Ive made up my mind. I want to be in heaven, says the senator. Im sorry, but we have our rules. And with that, St.
Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell. The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him. Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people. They play a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and champagne. Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly & nice guy who has a good time dancing and telling jokes. They are having such a good time that before he realizes it, it is time to go. Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator raises...The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens on heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him. Now its time to visit heaven. So, 24 hours pass with the senator joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns. Well, then, youve spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose your eternity. The senator reflects for a minute, then he answers: Well, I would never have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in hell. So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell. Now the doors of the elevator open and hes in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage. He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in bags as more trash falls from above. The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulder. I dont understand, stammers the senator. Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now theres just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable. What happened? The devil looks at him, smiles and says, Yesterday we were campaigning....Today you voted.
THE OLD "TOWN WELL."
Sewer Diggers Located It TodaySome Good Lead Ground.
The sewer men in excavating at the corner of Ninth and Lyon streets today came across what had at one time been on old well. The walls were intact but the opening had been filled up completely and there was nothing at the surface of the ground to indicate its presence. The location was exactly in the center of the street intersection.
Old residents remembered that a "town well" was once located there. "It was dug long years ago and I remember that A. W. St. John who then lived near this corner, helped sink it." said one old resident bystander. "They threw out a lot of lead when they dug that well too, and I believe there is good lead ground all through this part of town."
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