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MOTHER-IN-LAW LINES UP WITH
And the Tango-Crazy Son Decides to
Support His Family.
Notwithstanding the old stand-by
jokes of the funny papers about
mother-in-laws, Mrs. Mary Lowrey,
5930 Lafayette street, lined up be
side her daughter-in-law against her
tango-crazy son in the court of Do
mestic Relations' this morning.
John J. Lowrey, the son, is 21. His
wife is 19 and there is a baby nine
John is quite a handsome lad who
occasionally, in between tangoing,
works as a railroad fireman.
It isn't the first time he has been
in the court of Domestic Relations.
L The last time he was ordered l con
tribute a weekly amount toward the
support of his wife and child, but he
has been so busy at his favorite pas
time that he forgot all about the
"It is true, your honor, that he has
not been taking care of his wife and
baby,?' said the wife's mother-in-law.
"He hasn't been treating his wife
right. He spends all his time with
other people dancing the tango. My
son ought to be made to do the right
John looked reproachfully at his
mother and then decided that he bet
ter turn over a new leaf, as the two
women stood shoulder to.shoulder.
"I'll quit tangoing and work and
support my family, judge," he said,
, and then John, his wife and baby,
and his, wife's mother-in-law went
out of the courtroom happy once
Lady (to prospective servant)
One more point I may tell you I dis
charged my last maid because she
was too friendly with the policeman.
Maid Oh, you won't find me friend
ly with 'em, mum. I was brought up
to hate the sight of 'em, mum. My
dear Old dad was a burglar, mutf!'
They were testing the efficiency of
a new office boy, old chap, at a place
of business I visited. It seems he had
not been prompt in responding to the
summons of the various bells and I
chawnced to overhear him being cor
"Look here, you lazy tyke! Can't
you hear nothin'? There's the 'phone
gong hammering and the boss' buz
zer is making a noise like a bee sting
ing a brick. Take them boxing gloves
off your ears and get jerry to the
chimes. This ain't no place to test
out sleeping powders. Plow across
like a fire horse whenever one of
them gongs hits you in the lug. Re
member, my boy, this firm ain't fislw
ing for business with hook-worms!"
"Does your mother allow smoking,
"No, indeed. She'd put you out if
you smoked in the parlor."
"Well, the lamp is smoking." ,
Then the lamp was put put.