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The Rev. James Hamilton, minis
ter of Liverpool, while on a holiday
in Scotland, had a narrow escape
from drowning. Accompanied by a
hoy, Mr. Hamilton was fishing for
,sea trout when he slipped on a stone,
lost balance and, being incumbered
with heavy wading boots, had great
difficulty in keeping his head above
water. Finally he managed to get
hack to the shore, although in a very
exhausted state and said to the boy:
""I noticed that you never tried to
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Km I Stranger Why is Jones conceded
' to be the leading lawyer in this vi-
Local Resident Why, mister,
Jones can holler "I object!" louder
than any other man in these parts.
HIS LITERARY GEM
Robert W. Chambers tells a story
about a friend of his who is an au
thor. "This young novelist," relates Mr.
Chambers, "had a pretty hard time of
it at first, and so had his young wife.
Money was scarce and the stories
he wrote did not sell. The wife had
but httle respect for his talents, and
kept endeavoring to coax him to try
something else whereby he could
make enough money for their sup
port. "One day, however, his luck chang
ed and he began to make money. The
time soon arrived when he was able
to write a check for $100 and pre
sent it to his wife as a gift.
"She looked at it and her eyes filled
'"What is the trouble?' the hus
band asked in surprise.
" 'Darling,' she said as she hasten
ed around the table and put her arms
around his neck. Til take back all
th mean things I ever said about
your writing. This is the best thing
you ever wrote.' " Lippincott's.
TO LURE THEM IN
"Waiter, what does this mean?"
asked a diner in a restaurant. "Yes
terday I was served for the same
price with a portion of chicken twice
the size of this."
"Yes, sir," answered the waiter.
"Where did you sit, sir?"
"Over by the window."
"Then that accounts for it. We al
ways give people who sit by the win
dows large portions."
Representative Hughes of Georgia,
apropos of the $7,000,000 annual
grant for vocational training, that
at a dinner at Danville:
"I hope this grant will go through.
but who can tell? In this, as in all
other propositions, it is necessary to
remember the proverb:
" 'Never count your chickens till
after sunrise.' " - N