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Ity Dcron Draletj
V V77 v
The sky seems dull and clouded,
The cars are overcrowded,
And truly I've forgotten
When business was so rotten ;
My friends are rude and peevish,
My enemies are thievish,
My breakfast cakes are pasty,
My dinner's far from tasty,
The world is most provoking
And I have sworn off smoking.
My, but the weather's sunny,
And life is sweet as honey,
And business shows a movement
Decided toward improvement.
My woes are evanescent,
My meals are fine and pleasant,
My friends are warm and many;
My foes I haven't any !
The world's all right no joking,
And I have started smoking.
HE SAW NO REASON
It is the custom for the stage
manager of all traveling theatri
cal companies to go to the theater
immediately upon the company's
arrival in town and lay out on a
sheet of paper a list of the dress
ing rooms to be assigned to the
various members of the company.
The stage manager of this par
ticular company repaired to the
"opry house" as soon as the
troupe had landed in town. He
made inquiry of an old man
whom he found sweeping the
stage, and who proved to be the
manager, about the number of
dressing rooms, so that he could
lay out the list for the actors.
"We have two dressing rooms,"
said the old man.
"But," said the stage man
ager, "I have a star and thirty
ladies and gentlemen in my com
pany. How can I put them into
"Well," replied the old man,
"you can put the star in the little
room and the thirty people in the
"You don't seem to under
stand," said the stage manager.
"Besides the star there are thirty
men and women. How can they
"What's the matter?" asked
the old man. Ain't they
Maple Nut Candy.
While a quart of maple sugar
mixed with a cup of water is slow
ly cooking on a slow fire butter a
shallow tin and cover the bottom
with any sort of nut meats. The
sugar and water should eook till
tHe usual test is made in water.
When the mixture is cooked pour
it over the hut meats. Before it
hardens mark it into squares.