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.A. TteiTZIE? g
IT IS POSSIBLE
"While waiting between trains at a
country town, a traveler walked into
the village cemetery, lie saw a monu
ment, one of the largest in the ceme
tery, and read with surprise the in
scription on it: "A Lawyer and an
f He looked at the monument again.
Then he walked all around it and ex
amined the crave closely. Another
man in the cemetery approached and
ft -'Have yqu found the grave of an
"Nor hilt T was wonderine how thev
Kame to bury those two fellows in
A MODERN WOMAN
"Do you charge your husband with
saring your hair. Did you scream V
" would have, your honor, but I
Sadavasn't there when he did it,"
The young man had borrowed five
dollars from the rich old one, promis
ing to bring it back one week from
date. The millionaire let him have it
and' at the promised time the borrow
er brought it back.
"Now, Mr. Bullion," said the young
man, "I've been square with you in
this matter, and I want to borrow
fifty dollars for a fortnight"
The old man shook his head.
"Sorry," he said, "but I can't let
you have it."
"Why not?" and the young man
was greatly astonished.
"Because you have disappointed
me, and I don't want to be disappoint
The borrower was more "Surprised
"What do you mean by being dis
appointed?" he asked.
"This," explained the moneyed
man. "I let you have that five dollars,
not expecting ever to get it again, and
I did. Now, if I let you have fifty dol
lars I should expect to get it again,
and I never would. No, sir," he added
conclusively, "one disappointment i3
enough. Good day!" And that end
EVEN WILDE LAUGHED
Whistler and Oscar Wilde did not
love each other over much, and as
they constantly met in London draw
ing rooms their sparring was pretty
On one occasion Whistler made a
remark so -brilliant as to provoke ap
plause even from Wilde.
"By jove, Whistler," he exclaimed,
"I wish I had said that."
"Never mind," replied Whistler,
"Did you enjoy your trip to Green
!'Oh, yes," replied Mrs. Parvenu, "it
was perfectly delightful to sit on the
icebergs and hear the baffins bay."
St. Louis Post-Dispatch.