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, STORY RY JOHNY
n. y., oct. 23. being inquisitive
is a verry hard thing to get cured
L out mere is a lady living up in
the bronks which got cured a
couple of days ago
she pretty near got cured of liv
ing at the same time
her name is mrs. matty crum
line, and' her husband is an all
right guy. she dident have no
cause to suspect him of nuthing
all the same, when she went
rummidging around in a closet
and found a tin box that was
locked slie got all kinds of idees
into her head
the principel idee was that she
wanted to know what was inside
of that there box
she tryed the scissers'and the
can-opener and the tack puller
and all the bunches of keys she
could dig up, but she couldent git
the box open
the more she poked and pryed
at it the more she became cn
vinsed that there was some ter
ribel secret inside of it
-so when she couldent get it
open at all she took it to a hard
Ware store near by and she asked
robbert Schneider, a clerk, if he
would please open it for her
she dident tell him it belonged
to her husbend. oh nuthing like
that, she pretended it was hers
and she h'ad lost the key
so Schneider he took a hot sod
.dering iron and hcwent at the
in about Yz a minute there was
a bang that shook all the winders.
awd mrs. crumline and robbert
Schneider went flying into the
washbilers and frying pans back'
of the cdunter '
police and everybody come a'
running, and they had to take'
Schneider to a dockter to have his
hands fixed up, because they was '
burned, and mrs. crumline had'
the histericks l
the police called up mr. crum-
line and asked him what did he"
mean by having a infernel ma
chine around his house " '
and he sed it Was just some
chemikels he used in making
photos, and he kept them locked
up so they wouldent do noboddy
when robbert Schneider heard
that he was verry. angry at mrs.
HE FORGOT HIMSELF
President Taft is fond of chil
dren, with whom he is a favorite.
Once, when a pretty Cincinnati
girl was a child, Mr. Taft, calling
at her house, found nobody at
home except herself. She enter
tained him a little while, and
when he rose to go he stooped and
"Here's one," he said, "for the
baby. Here is another for little
Jim. And here is a third for Bil-lie-boy."
The little girl, drawing herself
up, said, haughtily (she had been
reading a novel) :
"Mr. Taft, you forget' your
He bent down
did," he laughed.
one for myself."
again. "So I
"Well, here's ,