They may have been "medically
unfit," but certainly they did not look
it Or perhaps they -were conscien
tious objectors. In any case, they
wore neither armlets nor war badges.
They were businly chaffing the
waitress of the little restaurant in
"You'll have to hurry up or you
won't be married' by next Christ
mas," said one young Hercules with
a grin. "Christ will soon be here, you
"I wish next Christmas was here,"
said the girl sadly, "then perhaps this
terrible war would be over."
"Don't say that," cried another,
who was evidently doing well in the
absence of better men. "When the
war's over well all be out of work."
"Can't help your troubles," retort
ed the girl. Then she continued, with
suspicious sweetness: "You needn't
Worry about that. After the war's
over, you can all joiin the army, you
know." London Answers.
THE NAKED .TRUTH
Highball See the name on that
Drybill Yes, "nude."
Highball I was just wonderin'
what they put it there for. A blind
man can't read it, and a fellow with
eyes can see for himself. Stanford
ROSE TO IT
"Young man, if you called to see
my daughter I want to ten you that
she has got a steady beau."
The young chap was a trifle dis
concerted, but mustered his dignity.
'1 called to get a wad of chewing
gum I left attached to the under edge
of your piano on my last visit"
Jessie Please, auntie, the new
lady next door says, her compli
ments, and wfll you play very low,
because her husband is" .extremely
musical Sydney Bulletin.
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u BooK-eePr-e im
0. K. BY AUTHORITY
At a picture house the day a pic
ture was shown entitled: "As God
Immediately following the projec
tion of the title on the screen came
"Approved by the board of censors."
A lot of us are willing to admit that
it is more blessed to give than to re
ceive, but how few of us REALIZEigL
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