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Seeing that Dawson's office was
only next door to that of Smith, the
latter was a bit surprised one day
when Dawson burst in upon him,
seemingly in a state of great excite-
Lment, and, without -venturing any
sort of explanation, demanded the
Luse of a telephone.
fViCertainly, o man! said. Smith.
"But what's the matter with yours?
Gone wrong again, or what?"
"Oh, no," replied Dawson. "The
fact is I want to tell my wife that
Tm- going to bring a man home to
iifiinner. He's in my room now, and I
Miouian t UKe mm 10 see my iace
Senile my wife, is talking 'to me and
fteljing me what she thinks of the
idea, and so forth."
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way omnibus ana railway lines.
"That's some traffic for one city.
With a glance of venom, and a sigh
of despair, Mr. H. laid aside his even
ing paper and mounted the staircase
whence the childish call came.
"There's nothing to 'be afraid of v
in the dark," he assured his little
"Ain't you 'fraid of dark?" queried
the little maid, after a pause.
''No, of course not."
"Ain't you 'fraid of cows and thun
"Certainly not, Margery."
'!Ain't you 'fraid of wasps and
"Of course not, you silly child," he
"Dad," came again the little voice
in the darkness. "Ain't you 'fraid of
nothin' in the world 'cept mamma?."
A farm laborer was taken ill on a
visit to London, and a friend gave
him the address of. a doctor to whom
to go. The fellow soon came back
and reported progress.
"I've taken some medicine," said
he, "but I'm hanged if I went to that'
doctor of yours,
i "Why?" asked his friend.
"Well," he replied, "I was just
about to go in when I saw on his
door-plate his .name, 'Dr. X , and
below it10 to 1.' When I saw that
I said to myself, Til be hanged if I
take any such risks as that.' So I
went a few doors farther up the
street and saw another plate with
'Dr. y ,' and below It '3 to 5. The v
odds were better, so I went to him."
A small boy gazed long and earn
estly at a fat man who stood on a
corner absent-mindedly chewing the
end of a piece of string. Fnally the
man noticed the boy and inquired:
"Well, my little man, what inter
"Please, sir," the boy returned,
"when are you going to pulf the