While glancing over the morning paper, Mr. T.R. Sampson, a prominent citizen of Rapid City, finds an item, which erroneously states he is not expected to live. Ketcham Quick and Sneakum, two rival undertakers, energetic and alive to every phase of their business, hear of the threatened demise of Mr. Sampson, and anticipate a possible job for themselves. John, a poor relative of Mr. Sampson, also learns of the report, and he and his wife decide to call and extend their sympathy, secretly looking forward to getting a goodly share of his worldly goods. The two undertakers endeavor to ingratiate themselves with Sampson. Both arrive about the same time, and professional jealousy nearly causes them to come to blows. They send in tokens of sympathy with their cards, and Mr. Sampson laughs boisterously. He decides to teach them a lesson and have a little fun. The butler announces John and his wife, and Sampson determines to learn the true state of their feelings toward him, so orders the ...
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