Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1924 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
The stingy lodger seemed very
much irritated while the landlady
laid the cloth for tea. As soon a,s
the meal was prepared ,and she
had left the room he took up the
sugar bowl and emptied the con
tents on the table. He then began
to count the lumps carefully, and,
not being satisfied with the.first
count, went over the number
When the landlady majestic
ally sailed into the room with the
hot water the lodger pulled him
self erect, and, addressing her
"Madam, when I purchased'
this pound of sugar T numbered
the lumps. A careful survey of
the bowl reveals to me that lumps
21, 33 and 39 are missing."
Getting Money From Home.
Maj. W. R. Kuser of Durham,
N. C, was boardwalking it in At
lantic City, and got down to a
few dollars and his return ticket.
Just as he was packing up his
cpllar box for a dash back home
he was informed that a telegraph
ic money order was waiting for
him at the main office.
"Say, but that is what having
good pals back home means!
Here I'm nearly cleaned out and
one of the good fellows sends
along a wad 'cause he knows I
need it!" The major ran on like
that, unpacking his grip" for a"
longer stay, Alsp he. sorted in
to celebrate. A few rounds took
the rest of his currency, when he
began his bike to the telegraph
.office for ntorlSj .
Stranger: If 0O'LC JAK& THIS OlMS
AND GO GST Me 50MG SANWA3-.
I'll DIVIDER IViYH tou. j ' )
Adalfi- 3XT fSSFIIR BUTHoivpo (
TOV KNOW I VON'JD T?UN AVAYf I
Otranger: OH, I'LL KEEP Youf? B4S(JSi
TILL. YOU COiHE -BACK .
and he was-
to wire the
A taxi carried him there and
waited outside for 5D cents.
"Got some money here for
ihe?" the major asked.
"We have, sir," the genial
cashier responded, and handed
over to the -pride of Durham
Kuser was sore,
right' for deciding
blamed old penny back, until' he
found it would cost hitn $1.45.
Hobo Tell me what you eat
and I can tell you what you are.
Sleepy Hollow All$ight I
live on champagney water, patty
de faws grass, teprapin a la
.tiobo mats easy, xoure a;
liar,. , , .