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THEN WAS THE TIME
' "How long has this restaurant been
open?" asked the would-be diner.
"Two years," said the proprietor. "I
am Bony I did not know it," said the
guest. "I should be better off if I had
juj come here then." "Yes," smiled the
jil proprietor, very much pleased. "How
is that?" "I should probably have
been served by this time if I had,"
said the guest
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ALng your cuff and collar buttons as
you used to?"
., "No; I always find 'em m one place
" "Yes; I go to the vacuum cleaner."
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Slender Gee! Miss Dashaway's
bathing costume is worse than what
Lghe wore at the casino last night.
JVvachwel Yes; she had her dia
monds on then. Fun.
Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock
Holmes, had an odd experience with
a cabman in Paris. The cabby start
led the author by addressing him by
name, and when asked to explain, he
"I read in the papers that Sir Ar
thur Conan Doyle was to arrive in
Paris from Nice, after stopping at
Marseilles and Ly6ns on the way.
Now I see that you have your hair
cut in the Marseilles fashion, and
there is Lyons mud still on your
boots. Therefore you must be Sir
Sir Arthur, amazed at the exhibi
tion of "sherlocking," persisted. "But
was that all the evidence you had?"
"Well, to be honesty no," grinned
the cabby. "I also saw your name oa
She saw him fold a piece of paper
and put it in the farther corner of
the drawer in the library table. If
he" had carelessly thrown it in, ,. she
would have thought nothing of it.
"What's that?" she asked.
"Oh, nothing," he replied.
She wondered what it was, and as
he had said it was of no importance,
he had no one to blame but himself
if she looked at it, which she did at
the first opportunity. This is what
'Til bet you a new hat your cur
iosity will notx permit you to leave
How can she claim the hat without
giving herself away?
At an evening party a very elderly
lady was dancing with a young part
ner. A stranger approached Douglas
Jerrold, who was looking on, and
"Pray, sir, can you tell me who
is the young gentleman dancing with
that elderly lady?"
"One of the humane society, (
should judge," replied, Jeirold,