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HE WAS WISE
Little Jim, though he attended Sun
day school every week, did not know
quite so much about scriptural his
tory as he ought to have known; but
when his sister asked him, "Where
was Solomon's temple?" he was
rather angry that she should think
him unable to answer a simple ques
tion like that.
"Don't you think I know any
thing?" he asked.
"Well, where was it, then?" his sis
ter repeated, and thn he informed
"On the side of .his forehead, of
course the same as other folks'. Do
you think' I'm a dunce?"
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Clocks without bands or faces are
now common in Switzerland. The
timepiece stands in the hall, and
when a button is pressed, by means
of phonographic arrangements, it
calls out "Half-past five," or "Five
minutes to nine," as the case jnay be.
"Dear Mabel," he began, "do you
"Don't you, Mabel? Just a little
"Well, y-e-s, George."
"And if I married you would your
father give us a separate establish-'
"And take me into partnership?"
"And would your mother keep
away from us. except when I invited,
"She would, 'George."
"And your brothers and sisters
"Why, certainly, George."
"And, of course, the old gent would
settle my debts?"
"Of course, George."
"And buy us a motor-car and pro
vide you with a handsome dowry?"
"Darling, will you marry me?"
GOT PAID FOR IT
The judge once strongly reproved
a Jewish lad for perjury In an action
in which he appeared on behalf of
bis father, who was the plaintiff, and
non-suited on that account. Later in
the day the father appeared in court
and asked for a new trial.
"No," said, the judge. "Your son
"Oh, your honor," said the father,
"I am sure my son would not tell lies
for the world."
"No, he did it for $1," retorted the
Pacific coast merchants are mak
ing great preparation for the fall
show of women's costumes, which
they say will be "daring," "down-to-the
minute" and "very Parisian.'"
The day of the policewoman is surely
dawning. Also there may be enlarge
ments of our best jailp and asylums