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new york littel gorgie medders
thought up a good skeem which
wood be fine for.the farmers if it had
worked out all rite, but it dident
mr. medders has a chicken yard in
his backyard where he keeps some
hens that lay eggs for them to eat,
but for the last few days mr. med
ders dident get no eggs at all at nite
when he went out to look into the
nests so he says to his wife, some
boddy is steling them eggs & i am
going to lay for him.
- so the next day was sunday & mr.
medders hid hisself neer the hen
house & purty soon after some hens
got threw cackling which shows hey
lade some eggs he saw littel gorgie
sneeking into the henhouse & come
out with 3 eggs & then he makes a
beellne for a stabel in the next block
& his pa follers him cleer up in the
hayloft which was over the plase
; where ,they keep the horses when
they dont pull the delivery wagon for
mr. henry oslyn's grocer store
Mr. medders watches gorgie put
the eggs in a box in the corner & he
steps up and sees a lot of eggs there
gorgie, he asts his little boyf what
in the world are you bringing all our
eggs down her in this old stabel for
well, ansered gorgie, i notised that
when eggs is borned in a chicken
house they is always little chickens
and i wanted to see if they was born
ed in a stabel if they would be littel
AINT NATURE WONDERFUL!'
UP TO DATE
' "Will you marry me, my pretty
"How many cylinders has -your
automobile, sir?" she said.
The umpire' is the main, object of
this piece df literature.
He used to be, and once in awhile
now is, the main object for floating
oaths, bats and bottles.
According to ballplayers and the
wise owls out in the bleachers the
umpire is never right. He has the
honor of being- the most hated man
in the world.
When a ball' slides through the
catcher and plants itself on the um
pire's chin, the fans go wild and
yell for joy, then get sore ecause it
Talk about the way the fans acted
in the old days in the Coliseum at the
butcher festsj Why, the present-day
fans yelling for the scalp of the um
pire would make the old-timfe "down
thumbers" look milder than an old
mail's Wednesday afternoon sewing
ASKING TOO MUCH
'What's that thing, doc?"
"That's the medicine ball I
"Then I'm afraid there is no hope
"I never can swallow that"
NO GOOD WITH EXCUSES
Teacher Tommy, next time you
are late bring an excuse from your
TommyWho? Pa? Why, he ain't
any good at excuses; ma finds him
out every time.
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