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
WIT WHERE IGNORANCE .IS BLISS
-jj Henri was sojourning mi ixmaon,
fland lIs English acquaintances bad
ijjjefeh very kind to him in the matter
.pf invitations. His eagerness to learn
iridre of the Engllshvlanguage was
poften rather boring to the" person
Pwith whom he happened to be talk-Pine.
(..A lady friend had sent him an in-
ressed with..a Frenchman s scrupu-
juimess, set out for bis destination.
; Aiier mating nis Hostess nearly
Asperate with an hour's talking of
ed French and English, it was
iorne in upon him how he was mo
nopolizing her attention.
tj "i am sorry 10 cocuxoacn upon
raqur time longer, madarae," he apolo-
s hostess sweetly.
replied x Henri,
Oui. oui! En-
Icrbach! Always I get your English
1gehders so, as'you say, mixed up!"
nyi. WAS RKJHT, f I-w.Te
M?8cfesiORi j . ( SEEING IS
SOME MIDDLE COURSE NEEDED
It was after dinner at the clii
when, after dining well, and seated iu
the depths of an easy-chair, , confi
dences are exchanged with impuity.
Young Brown looked around cau
tiously before remarking:
"My wife is so exceedingly nervous
at iight, Jones, that she scarcely
sleeps at all."
"What's she afraid of? Burglars?"
answered Jones laconically.
"Well, you'll have to expect that,
my boy. My wife was like that.
Every time she heard a noise dqwn
stairs, she'd rout me out and send
me at once to investigate, and it end
ed with me getting no sleep as well
as herself. After a, time, however,
I convinced her that if a burglar did
get into the house, he wouldn't make
any noiBe at all."
"That's rather a good idea!" ex
claimed the young one. "I'm a good
mind to try that myself!"
- "Don't do it," pleaded Jones. "Wo
men never listen to logic: for if your
wife's anything like mine,( shell wor
,ry every time she doesn't hear a
o o I
THERE'S MANY A SUP
Smithson had been really a power
in his day At any rate, he had held
a job bringing him in some thousands
a. year that is to say, until tts
smash came. After that he failed to
hold any job he got, and became per
manently out of luck.
His old friend Jenkins was a bit
surprised, therefore, when Smith'son
stopped him in the street one day,
and angrily exclaimed:
"D'you know, I've just received the
prize Insult of 'my life A chap down
in the city offered me a job this
"Offered you a job?" replied Jen
kins. "D'you call, that an insult? I
thought you were'ldoking for a job!"
"Yes, but not at three dollars a
Week, Hang it all, I can borrow mote
than that frba you!" t