He Believed in Signs

Some humor from an exchange, as printed in the August 10, 1905 Skidmore New Era, page 1:

He Believed in Signs.

A bookseller purchased a stock of books out in one of the new towns in Oklahoma territory. Finding several sets of Charles Dickens’ works in this stock he decided to make a special price on them, so he put all of them in the large show window, with the following sign in large letters:

“Charles Dickens Works All Week For Two Dollars.”

A Kansas farmer, who had drifted down that way to try his luck for a farm given to the lucky ones by Uncle Sam, walked up to the window. Reading the sign, he said: “Now that’s what’s the matter with this country; the idea of a man working all week for $2.” — Master Printer