German Caution

Some ten years since, an old Dutchman purchased in the vicinity of

Brooklyn, a snug little farm for nine thousand dollars. Last week, a lot

of land speculators called on him to "buy him out." On asking his price,

he said he would take "sixty tousand dollars--no less."

"And how much may remain on bond and mortgage?"

"Nine tousand dollars."

"And why not more," replied the would-be purchasers.

"Because der tam place ain't worth any more."

Ain't that Dutch.