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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 21, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 17',
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1 A LEADING QUESTION
Tommy came home from school
looking so depressed the mother was
worried. Inquiry resulted in the pre
sentation of a little note from teach
er. Tommy had been very naughty
that day-and needed a serious repri
mand. "What did you 'do?" questioned his
"Nothing" was the wailing an
swer. "She masked a question and I
was he only "jane who - could an
swer it" r
'"But what was" the question?"
came his..mothers puzzled but nat
"Who., put the dead mouse in the
drawer of her desk?" sobbed Tommy
in reply. -
Our janitor'sa quiet cuss, ' -
His topoaftion's hard to beat;
No matter hw we fume, and fuss
He never deigns to show his heat
'f A. HARD, TEST " ""T
SandyMcPherson and wife were
discussing his drinking habits, when
she said to him:
"Sandy, you know I never mind
much when you, get gentlemanly
drunk, Jjut only when you get so
beastly drunk. Sandy, when you see
you have all you want why don'you
ask for lemonade or sarsapariUa?"
"Well, 111 tell you, Annie,' said
Sandy, "when 1 get all I want I can't
o o-- ,
THE OPPOSITE" '
"Are you saving up something for
a rainy day?"
"No," replied Farmer CorntosseL
"What we're troubled with out this
way is an annual drought If we had
more rainy 'days everybody would
have money." Washington Star. '
"Toby Botts you'giv&back Sammy
Binks MB"slate penclL'V
' "But teacher just want it to do
my sums with." .
"Then 'Sammy Binks, why don't
you let Toby Botts do his sums with
your slate pencil "
"Because he wants to do them on