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Quickness in repartee has been
credited to Paderewski. A gentleman
once introduced the pianist to the
champion polo player of England and
"You are both leaders of your sep
arate professions, though they are, of
course, very different."
"Not very different," quickly re
sponded the great pianist. "My new
friend is a dear soul who plays polo,
whereas I am a dear Pole' who plays
solo." Christian Register.
Mr. Craig was reading the evening
wi -paper, while tus wire sat near by,
I "Just listen to this. Debby," he
said. "It says here in the paper that
ihore than 5,000 elephants a year go
$b make your piano keys."
"Gracious'" cried the wife. "Ain't
it Just wonderful, Dan, what some
"animals can be trained to do!" Lio-
1 pincott's, 1
They were joint owners of an
"The janitor wants ten dollars
more per month or he'll leave."
The senior partner disappeared
and returned in a few moments.
"It's all right," said he. 'Tve sat
isfied him, and it didn't cost us any
thing." "How's that?"
"The janitor is now the superin
tendent." "Good work!" declared the junior
partner. "But why didn't you make
him superintendent in the first
"Because," answered the senior
member. "I knew he'd want a pro-
motion eventually. Judge.
AND THERE WAS PEACE
A revival was being conducted by
a muscular preacher. He was dis
turbed by two young men who scoff
ed at everything they saw or heard.
. He paused and asked them why
they had attended the meeting.
"We came to see miracles perform
ed," imprudently replied one of them.
Leaving the pulpit and walking
quietly down the aisle, the minister
seized one after the other by the col
lar and, as they disappeared out of
the door, remarked:
"We don't perform miracles here,
but we do cast out devils."
NOT VERY BUSY
"Recorder of Deeds" read the sign,
over the door of a handsome building
on one of the more prominent of the
A new arrival within the pearly
"The, recording of deeds interests
me," he announced. "I used to be a
lawyer in the other world. But why
is it that all the clerks are working
except you?" he inquired of the only
idle member of the force.
"I record the good deeds," explain
ed that member courteously. Louis