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A smaU boy, who appeared to be
st in the street, stopped a gentle-
Q. iian who was strolling past him.
JTlease, sir," the lad said timidly,
L'iHave you seen a lady near here?"
wny, yes, answerea me genueman,
JU've seen several!" "Well, have you
seen- one without a little boy?" the
Nad asked anxiously. "Yes." "Well,"
d the boy, as a look of relief cross
ed his face, "I'm the little boy.
i Where's the lady?" -
A man who was going for a day's
fishing discovered, when he reached
the selected stream, that he had
dropped Ms lunch on the way, so he
Jefaced his steps until he met a sat-
Isfled-lookm& tramp, wno was seaieu
by the roadside under a tree picking
his teeth. "Did you pick up anything
in the road?" inquired the fisherman.
"No, Blr, I didn't pick upnuffing!
Couldn't a dog have found it and ate
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IN THE PUBLIC EYE
After all, the train was only forty
minutes behind time, so the station
master was perfectly justified in feel
ing pleased with himself, the railway
and the world in generaL
A solitary, waiting passenger was
morbidly weighing himself at an
automatic machine, and when he
stepped off it the jovial official pro
ceeded to talk to him.
"Wonderful thing the railway sys
tem, sir!" he chirped. "I do really
believe that even the general public
is at last beginning to realize the
marvelous "improvements 'that have
taken place on this line in recent
"That's true," answered the mor
bid one. "I know of no line that has
so many things constantly in the
public eye as this one!"
The station-master was delighted.
"I am more than. glad to hear yon
say so, sir!" he chuckled, rubbing his
hands together. "And would you
mind naming them?"
The waiting passenger looked pen
sively -down the platform.
"Cinders!" said he.
Mrs. Jinks What do you think?
A thief shot at Mrs. Bingle while she
was sitting in her room, and the bul
let lodged in a ball of yarn which she
Mr. Jinks Well, well! Bingle is a
lucky fellow, isn't he?
Mrs. Jinks I should say he was!
Mr. Jinks Yes, indeed, if he has a
wife who darns stockings!
BEST LEFT UNASKED
A lady had just been introduced to
her partner at a holiday dance, and
was talking to him vivaciously. "Tell
me," she said, "who is that .terribly
homely man over there?". The gen
tleman looked. "That," he said pon
derously, "is my brother." "Oh!"
gasped the lady, horrified. "Parddn
me! Really, t did not notice the re
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