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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 26, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 17

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HAD NOT GONE
He was a new customer from the
country, and he had given a fairly
large order. The courteous old senior
partner was conducting him over the
establishment A desk telephone in
terested him as much as anything.
He had never seen anything of the
sort before.
"It is a great convenience to us,"
explained the senior partner. "You
see, J can communicate With all our
departments without moving from
my seat here."
"My, that's wonderful!" said Giles.
"Can I try it for myself?"
"Certainly."
The visitor got himself switched on
to the packing-room.
"Have Mr. Giles of Mudburys
goods been sent off yet?" he inquired.
Back came the answer:
"No; we haven't packed 'em yet
We'are waiting for a telegram from
his town; he looks like a slippery cus
tomer.' ,
BALANCING IT
A traveler in England was being
shown over an estate by the owner,
who was a crank on landscape gar
dening. They came to a small green
house with a young boy locked up in
it The visitor inquired the reason
and his host replied that he had
caught the boy stealing flowers from
the grounds and had locked him up
for punishment
Going a little further they came to
another greenhouse, the counterpart
of the first and similarly situated on
the other side of the grounds, and
this also contained a small boy.
"What!" exclaimed the visitor,
"has this boy, too, been stealing
flowers?"
"Oh, no," replied the host "that is
my little son."
"Then why," asked the puzzled
caller, "have you locked him in
here?"
"Why, for the sake of symmetry,'
answered the host Everybody's.
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r ABSENT-MINDED
Professor who is slightly absent
minded had arranged to escort his
wife one evening to the theater.
"I don't like the tie you have on.
I wish you would go up and put on
another," said his wife.
The professor tranquilly obeyed.
Moment after moment elapsed, until
finally the impatient wife went up
stairs to learn the cause of delay. In
his room she found her husband un
dressed and getting into bed. Pitts
burgh Chronicle.
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SHE WONT FADE,
Aunt Lindy had brought around her
grandchildren for her mistress to see
"What are their names, Lindy?"
"Dey"s name' after flowers, ma'am.
Ah name 'em. De bigges' one's name,
Gladiola. De nex one, she name'
Heliotrope."
"Those are very pretty," her mis
tress said. "What Is the littlest one
named?"
"She nam ArtuhficiaL ma'ami,
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