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TAXICAQ COMEDY. AUSTeiA
Ass sor tteR
The superintendent of a Sunday'
school was Illustrating for the chil
dren the text, "Arise and take the
young child and his mother, and flee
Showing them aJarge picture, she
"Now, isn't that splendid? Here is
the mother, here is the young child,
there's Egypt In the distance."
The children, however, looked dis
appointed, and finally one little boy
f piped out:
"Please, teacher, Where's the flea?"
N. Y. World.
"So you were bound and gagged
hv handits while In Italy, were you?"
asked a sarcastic man of a friend who
jvhad traveled. "Regular comic-opera
fc."No." said the Other. "There was
nothing of the comic-opera style
JLLabout them. The gagB they used were
Prom some of the small town drug
stores in the stone quarry district of
Indiana you can buy anything from
talcum powder to blasting gelatine.
Not long ago a small quarry operator
drove up to one of these stores. The
man in a buggy and was accom
panied by his wife. Calling to the
proprietor of the store, he said: "Jim,
bring me that box I bought a while
The package was placed In the
buggy at the feet of the man and
his wife. The latter eyed the box
"What's In that package?" she ask
ed, with some fervor.
"You never mind," said the hus
band. "That's not going to hurt
The evasion excited the woman's
further suspicions. "Ed Spivens,"
she exclaimed, "that's a package of
"Well, what If it Is," said Ed, with
some emphasis. "It won't do any
damage unless It explodes."
'Tf you think I am going to ride six
miles In a buggy with you with fifty
pounds of dynamite at my feet you
are a bigger fool than I thought you
were! You have that man take that
stuff right out and put it in the back
part of the buggy, under the seat."
WHAT HIJRT HIM
Suburban Resident It's simply
fine to wake up in the morning and
hear the leaves whispering outside
City Man It's all right to hear the
leaves whisper, but I never could
stand hearing the grass mown! Tit
HE HAS MATURED
Boreleigh (at 11:15 p. m.) When
I was a boy I used to ring doorbells
and run away.
The Girl And now you ring them
and stay. Boston Transcript.