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(Bowen and Bowen.)
"What do you do for a living?"
( "My wife takes in washing."
"I wonder if I know your wife."
T "She was one of the Berry sisters."
, "Which one?"
'P "I'm not feeling well today."
i "Here's some medicine, mum. Take
. a dose at 8 o'clock."
' "And if you're not dead at 9 take
"I've a great mind to give you a
i job. I'll give you work if you can
show me a reference from your last
- "Sure I can. Here it is."
"This letter says that you're a low
down, lying, drunken thief, and
"Hold on. I gave you the wrong
letter. That must be the one my wife
fwrote to her mother and gave me to
mau. JHere s my reierence.
"Why, this reference is dated 1872."
b "That's the last time I had a job."
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V HE SAW THEM
stl Judge So you say words passed
jSetween the husband and wife in this
case? TJid you hear what they were?
.' Witness No, but I saw them. He
'. threw a dictionary at her!
' o o
"We can play the most intricate
-tunes in our militia band," said the
nmi "I'll bet you can't play the 'aire'
your drum major puts on," said his
f "Uncle, I heard father say that he
"had hatched out a scheme. How
'could he do that?"
"Why, Clarence, he probably set
his mind on it!"
Music Dealer And here's the
Iiucia sextet a very popular record
Mrs. Rox (virtuously) No, not for
X- family machine. There's too much
pf this sex bueineae nowadays
GEORGE M. COHAN
Glorge M. Cohan niaybeso glatest
Bletsy Ross allasammee supply
stllpes fo Melican flag Glorge Cohan
Glorge birthday on Fourth July.
Glorge gleat patriot allasammee like
Glorge Washington, father of whole
dam countlee! Glorge Cohan no
tellee lie him hire pless agent to do
it for him.
Mother So you stopped to flshtj
Well, any bites?
Johnny Yep. A sucker from the
hotel bought some more of my dead
minnows for bait and another guy
gave me a quarter to tell him wheat
BOtto fish i