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VTRiJST HIM NOT TO m
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RAISING THE WIND
.' mere is no end to tne resources
ipf some folks in obtaining money,
jria that of the "darky" minister is
dclever to a degree.
jif Just before the collection, a short
rwhile ago, he said:
- "Dere am two notices to call your
gtention to. De fust am dat the
flection today am on behalf ob de
minister's salary; de oder am dat a
i-brudder forgot to lock up his. chick-
feens last night KinsequentTy some-
j-'one stole two of the best. Well, sis
ters and bredren, I don't jest know
who took dem chicks, but I hab my
Mapicions, and if dey am c'rect de man
4t stole dem won't put nothin' in de
lection dis morning."
iThe collection, was taken, and
proved a good one, as none of the
darkies -dare "pass the plate," for fear
ot being called the thief.
lAfter the collection, as the congre
gation rose to sing the last hymn, the
Sinister said;, - '
"Dere-is anoder notice to gib out.
I don't want none of you darkies to
go worriting yehselves about where
dat brudder lives who don't lock up
his chickens at night Dere ain't no
sich brudder, ma friends; he was a
parable foh purposes ob finance."
N o o j
SHARPENED 'HIS WITS !
- Meeting the village postman upon;
his rounds the other morning; a gen
tleman noticed that his face looked
as though it had been through a
very bad time indeed.
"I say, postman," he said, "what
ever is the matter with your face?'
"Well," replied the postman, "I was
walking down the street yesterday,
reading a postcard wrong thing to
do, of course, but I was punished for
it A workman coming the opposite
.way lurcned up against me, hit me in
the mouth with a pickaxe, and
knocked a tooth out'
"Oh, that was quite a dental opera-
tion, wasn't it?" laughingly com
mented the gentleman, who sought
to have a little joke.
"Well, no," replied the postman.
"He said it was an axe-i-dental operation."
"Oh; that's too thin," said the gen
"Not exactly," lisped the postman,
dryly. "It was tooth out"
o o -s
WHAT GEORGE ASKED
Young Spooner -was visibly em
barrassed. Mary thought she recog
nized the signs and trembled for joy.
"Mary," he at length managed to
Bay, "I-J-I'd like to speak to your
"At last!" she thought
Toung Spooner arose and sought
the desired presence. .In a few min
utes he returned "his face' one radiant
sunbeam. He said "good night" and
left. 'Mary rushed in to her father.
"Oh, dad !" she exclaimed, with ex
citement "what did George ask
- j "He borrowed carfare homo