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THE COLOR SCHEME
Cohen,-the spider, sat behind
his counter, waiting for the flies.
Business, as usual, was very bad,
and if he didn't work off a good
sale on his next customer his
name wasn't Isaac Samuel Cohen.
A burly form sauntered into
"I want a' blue suit, please," de
manded the newcomer.
Cohen rubbed his hands. "A
vat ?" he inquired. There was no
blue suit in the store.
"A blue suit," repeated the cus
tomer. "Vait von minute," returned
Cohen, as he bolted into the par
lor. '"Quick, Tholomon, sonny!
Change the skylight ! There'th a
man in the thore wanth a blue
(yOH MUCH SCTTE.
L-r 'III S'NfiTOO.J
" ' -' ' '
REAL OR IMITATION
Sir Thomas Lipton was talking
about pure food laws to a New
"And that reminds me," said
Sir Thomas, "of my youth, when
I was running my first shop and
sleeping under the counter.
"A rival in the next street was
selling notoriously bad goods,
and I heard a story about him
"It seems that a customer en
tered his shop and asked for a
pound of butter.
" 'Yes, sir,' said my rival. 'The
real or the imitation, sir?'
" 'What was it you sold me yes
terday?' inquired the customer.
" 'That was the real, sir.'
" 'Then give me the imita
IN DARKEST AFRICA
The editor called the new spe
cial writer up to his desk.
"Young man," he said severely,
"we don't mind a few exaggera
tions, but you have been going a
little too strong."
"In what way ,sir?" asked the
"Why, in your article on Cap
tain Blanko in the jungle you
state that immediately after dis
patching the ferocious lion he
called for a taxi. Now, any green
horn would know that there are
no taxi cabs in Africa."
"I didn't allude to a taxi cab,
"No, I meant a taxidermist, so
that he might get the king of the