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. AT THE CONCERT I
A concert wagygiven by some ama
lte,ur musicians the other evening.' It
rnwas largely attended by the general
public: One young lady belonging to
one of the first families, -with a large
sized mouth, sang a selection from an
Italian opera, -which was vociferously
applauded, particularly by a stranger
in one of the.front seats. Turning to
his neighbor, with whom he was not
acquainted, the stranger said:
"What beautiful teeth that young
lady hap?"' ,
A Tjri'glad to hear you say so. It; is
.a .high compliment, to me."
t "Ah! you are the young lady's
mtfather. You have indeed a charming
? daughter.? .
z t "Oh, no, I'm not her father?"
H SV, "Her 'brother?."
I $ "No. I 'am no ..relation .whatever,
but I'm the 'dentist who fixed those''
teeth you admire so much. I only
charged, $25. for them."
XOifg lOUDT OF DER JAR ) Tz- ' "3
' WAITING FOR HIM
A young mill-hand, having lost'h ;
sweetheart through his own hot
headed folly, first threatened to com
mit suicide, and then became vul
garly, insistent In his demands for the
return of the presents he bad given
"What good will they be to you if
you're -goin' to drown yourself in t'
millpond?" she scoffed.
-"Never you. mind, I want them
back," he said, evasively.
"Very well, I'll see that you havs
them," the girl reluctantly agreed.
But five days passed and the young
man. still bemoaned the loss of the i
forfeited trinket's. Once more-iie re
quested their return.
"Oh, lad, I-wish you'd stop worryin'
me," sighed the girl, anxious by now
for a reconciliation. "I've given t'
presents up long since. They're
waiting forNyou at t' bottom o' t' mill
pond, tied up in a red handkerchief.
You can miss but see !em when yo t
At a trial in court when
the witness in the box was
being subjected to a, mer
in answering orfe question
the' witness nodded.
Whereupon the, court
stenographer, who vci
crowding the limit to get
all and could hot see the
witness, atonce demand
ed: "Answer that ques
tion," to which the wit
"I did answer it; I nod
ded my head."
out a moment's hesitation, -came
right back with,
"Well, I heard it rattle,
but could not telVwhether
it was up and down or'
from side to side."