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! YoD WERE WITH TH16 MAN
! c( WHEN HE GOT WRT? VEKV VJEUU
L A MOW TCLL US THE DETAIL'S ,
'j0"c . OF THE ACCIDENT.
AN UNFORTUNATE ERROR
' She was a dear old lady, but very
near-sighted, and thereby hangs a
At a dinner party recently, while
engaged in earnest conversation with
the man on her right, she quite un
consciously dropped her serviette.
This little accident did not pass un
noticed. The bald-headed old gen-
JlUftmRn on hor left observed the nan-
p(3n. fall, and' stooping with no lit-
Nttfe floor; but in doing so he happen
Wktn tniir.h the old ladv's arm.
vMi-TwvtTvidllofilTT alia tnrnoH Truing
J "Cben, shaking her head, remarked,
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"No no melon, thank you!"
"Aren't you ever going to give me
my answer? I've been to see you.
full twenty times." "Why don't you
i coming sober for a change.
r-f . World.
j? IU ?tey
PRESENCE OF MIND
They had been mutually attracted
to each other at their first meeting
on the rink. Stealthy meetings at tea
shops and theaters had enabled them
to arrive at the stage called "love."
The wedding-day had been fixed, and
the south of France chosen for the
scene of the honeymoon.
"But, George," she said one day,
"had you not better call and" tell
mamma all about it! She ought to
be told, you know."
"Yes, I suppose she ought," ad
mitted George, somewhat doubtfully.
Now, mamma was a chilling and
haughty widow, and George felt
somewhat nervous as he waited in
the drawing-room for her to appear.
"I understand," she said, sailing in
to the room, "that you have been
making love to my daughter in se
cret. In these circumstances, there
fore, I feel it to be my duty toforbid
you ever to see her or to enter this
house again! Good morning!"
"Madam," said George, pulling
himself together, "It is true I see you
now for the first time. Had I seen
you before meeting your daughter, I
should never have thought of her for
a moment I should have loved you
"Ah, well!" said mamma, unbend
ing. "What I objected to was the
secrecy of It all. Come Into the next
room, and I will introduce you!"
Now comes Jack Frost, to play his
And exercise-his jolly whims
He makes -the ladles - hide their
And makes the trees expose their
"Now that you have your -motor
car, I suppose you are out all the
"Yes," said Larrimore sadly, "I was
out eighty dollars on tires alone las?