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HIGH GRADE LOVE
Into a New York jewelry store
there came a shy, pretty young lady
with her engagement ring, which had
been bought there and which she
Kpould like to have changed.
The ring nttea ner exactly ana sne
was greatly pleased with the noble
sentiment of the inscription, "What
e'er betide, let love abide"; but she did
tot like its arrangement,
Examination showed that the en
graver "had carved in the sentence
so it read, "Whate'er betide, let 14K
The pompous judge was examining
"What is your trade?" he asked.
The prisoner, who was caught in
a gambling house raid, replied :
y "What were you doing in there
Vhen the police entered?"
- ''I was making a bolt for the door"
People's Home Journal,
ALL MADE CLEAR
A woman missionary in China was
taking tea with a mandarin's eight
wives. The Chinese ladies examined
her clothing, her hair, her teeth, and
bo on, but her feet especially amazed
"Why," cried one, "you can walk
and run as well as a man!"
"Yes, to be sure," said the mis
sionary. "Can you ride a horse and swim,
"Then you must be as strong as a
"And you wouldn't let a man beat
you not even if he was your hus
band would you?"
"Indeed, I wouldn't," the mission
The mandarin's eight wives looked
at one another, nodding their heads.
Then the oldest said softly:
"Now I understand why the foreign
devil never has more than one wife.
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Admiral Dewey, on being compH-J
mented on his superb health, smiled
"I attribute my good condition to
plenty of exercise and no banquets.
One-third of what we eat, you know,
enables us to live."
"In that case," said his friend, jest
ingly, "what becomes of the other
"Oh," said the admiral, "that en
ables the doctor to live."
In an allusion to the domestic cat
the school superintendent said to the
"Now, Tommy, tell us the name of
the animal which, when all the house
Is dark and everybody asleep,
comes, creeping softly and silently up
stairs!" "Father!" said Tommy, promptly.
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