Joe was the Standard Oil agent in Winesburg and in several towns up and down the railroad that went through Winesburg.
In and out of the stores of Winesburg went Joe Welling--silent, excessively polite, intent upon his business.
After some further discussion, it was gravely settled that Kearney should furnish water brought from the Union Ditch, twenty miles away, at a cost of two hundred thousand dollars, to feed a memorial fountain erected by Mattingly, worth a hundred thousand dollars, as a crowning finish to public buildings contributed by Maryland Joe
, to the extent of half a million more.
's father would often come in and give a little help, as he understood the work; and Joe
took a great deal of pains to learn, and John was quite encouraged about him.
They were severally examined and appraised by old Joe
, who chalked the sums he was disposed to give for each, upon the wall, and added them up into a total when he found there was nothing more to come.
She was not a good-looking woman, my sister; and I had a general impression that she must have made Joe
Gargery marry her by hand.
Two only of the younger generation, Joe
Rendal and Eddy Moore, had set out to make their fortunes in New York; and both, despite the gloomy prophecies of the village sages, had prospered.
You might have cut Joe
to pieces--not an agreeable operation, to be sure--and yet he would not have altered his opinion of his master.
This time Martin nodded, and Joe
lamented, "Wish I was.
looked at his watch and said it was time to go.
was to become capable very soon of turning out pictures that old gentlemen with thin side-whiskers and thick pocketbooks would sandbag one another in his studio for the privilege of buying.
On this twenty-fifth of March, it was John Willet's pride annually to settle, in hard cash, his account with a certain vintner and distiller in the city of London; to give into whose hands a canvas bag containing its exact amount, and not a penny more or less, was the end and object of a journey for Joe
, so surely as the year and day came round.