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Jones and Long had not met for yearp. Onr
that is, in the days when both had been strivin
for fame in their different professions they had
been really good chums, and many a talk had they
enjoyed together by the fireside as to the little
places they would take in the country ''when their
Bhips came home."
The dream of Jones had been realized, ancj
now, although a portly old fellow, it was. with a
sense of real pleasure that he prepared foifca vsit
from his former friend. 4 s
"Ah, it's splendid seeing you down here,
Long!" he said cordially, by way of greeting.
"Quite like old times what? And the missus, -I
know, is longing to shake-you by the hand. But
first yes, you must come along1 and have a look
at my greenhouse. You simply must!"
And Long went.
"Well, Jones," he said, "you've got a mighty
pretty place down here; but, to my mindit's lust
a bit bare."
"Oh," replied Jones cheerfully, "that's be
cause the trees are so young! Next time you
come why, they'll be so big that you won't
,v NO SECOND CHANCE
There was a. slightly angry gleam in Dr.
Pope's eye as he walked into the lecturing-room.
where about forty young women raassembled,
undergoing a course of mstructioAtforafiursing. ,
At great length 'the learned doctor had ex
pounded the imaginary illness of axf imaginary
patient, when he suddenly paused to ask a few
questions of his listeners.
"Now, Miss Denny, in such a case as I hsci
mentioned, how much morphine," he inquired,
"should be administered to the sufferer?"
"Eight grains," responded the girL
The doctor, beyond raising one eyebrow,
made no comment, and continued asking other
members of the class questions.
But suddenly a horrible realization flashed
upon the girl. t -fJ"'
t "Doctor," she said, "I wish to correct the an?
swer X made a moment ago, - I'should have said
that one-eighth of a grain instead of eight
"Too late!" sternly remarked the doctoi.
"The man's dead!"
It is asserted that the purest air in cities is
found about 25 feet above the street surface,