A COSTLY INFIRMITY
A lady whose' son was about to en-
ter a university in 'one of our great
.,. cities was anxious that he should get
. good rooms In a first-class boarding
house. Accordingly, Bhe went the
rounds with him.
The landlady of one of the houses
c they visited said: "I will let this ex
cellent room on the second floor at
- reduced rates because there is a wom
sj an next door who plays the piano
v I - "Oh," said the mother, "that won't
2f trouble, my son. much; ha's quite
& i"Ah," said the ladylady, . "in that
'jAse I must charge him full price."
"" -Youth's Companion.
Z' MARITAL DIPLOMACY
Plunger I felt awfully sorry for a
poor guy down at the exchange to
ri, day. He lost five thousand on cot
ton and all the boys were guying him
and as he started off home they
taunted him with the prediction that
Ai-his wife would land on him rough
3 shod. The poor chap acted as though
he felt pretty badly about it
, Mrs. Plunger (sympathetically)
Poor fellow! No doubt he used his
best judgment and if his wife turns
' 'on him because of his reverses she is
not worthy to be called wife. But
f&wpo was the man?
- Plunger Why-er it was me.
Woman's Home Companion.
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fc PAD SEEN SOMETHING LIKE IT
r. Miss Atkins was explaining to her
Hclass thevdifference between a com-
pdmon noun ana an aostract noun.
s, ""An example of a common noun is
cat, sne saia; ror you can see it,
while you cannot see an abstract
noun. Now, for example, have any
of you ever seen 'abundance'?"
This -query was received in pro
found silence. Then a little fellow
got up an dsaid: "No, ma'am, I have
never seen a bun dance, but I've seen
& cake walk.' tadies Home Jour-.
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' r NIX FOR HINT r
"Laura, where there's life there's
hope may I hope?"
"True, Algy.'but you're a dead onq
here's no hope for you."
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