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STILL FAITHFUL ,
They had parted long years ago.
Now in the deepening shadows, of
the twilight they had met again.
"Here is the, old stile, Mary," he
"Aye, an here be our initials that
you carved, Sandy," shevreplie(d.
The ensuing silence was broken
only by the buzzing 'of an aeroplane
overhead. Honey-laden memories
thrilled through the twilight and
flushed their glowing cheeks.
"Ah, Mary," exclaimed Sandy,
"ye're just as beautiful as ye ever
were, an I ha'e never forgotten ye,
my bonnie lass."
"And ye, Sandy," she cried, while
her blue eyes moistened, "are pist as
big a Jeear as ever, an? I believe ye
jist the saraer"
IN SMALL PIECES
After the dynamite fatality Casey
ran back to break the news to Mrs:
"Have you got Pat's life insured?"
he asked. '
"Indeed I have and for a long
while,," was the reply.
"Wejl, then," blurted out the tact
ful messenger, "I hope ye won't nave
the t&uble collecting it that the boys
will in collecting Pat."
o o i
AN AWFUL WASTE
"James dea," said a careful moth
er to her 7-year-old insurgent, "your
,uncie iuawara ww oe nere lor dinner
today. Be sure to "wash your face
and hands before coming to the
iJYes, mother," hesitatingly; "but
but suppose he doesn't come?"
HAD ENOUGH PATIENCE. BUT
"What! giving up already, my
boy?" said a gentleman to a youth
ful angler. "You must bring a little
more patience iwith you another
"I brought enough patience mis
ter, but I .didn't bring enough
AIN'T NATURE WONDERFUL!
The hat was invented as a roof ior
man's cranium to keepJne rain from
yeaking through the belfry and rust
ing the mental machinery.'
The above music explains "why is
a hat" and the reason for it was dis
covered some years ago, but, Clar
ence, they don't use 'em for that any
more. If they were used only to
protect the brain, don't you think,
"Norman, there'd be a lot of naked
knobs floating around these days?
Do we? Yea! and again, yea,
Besides being more dr less of an
ornament, the hat is used for other
purposes, as a cigar box (ask 'any
cop), for "passin' the hat," and the'
derby hat for plumbers is very valu
able in more ways than ont. It's
just the right size and shape for sil
ver candlesticks, watches, ivory sets
or anything th? plumber . takes a
fancy to on a repair job. '
Teacher Now, children, what
was the cause of the decline of all of
the Roman Empire?
Bright "Boy I .know. It was due
to too much militarism on the part
of outsiders. Puck.
THE PLAIN FACTS '
"Then you have never said a cross
wdrd to-y our -wife?"
"JNo, but I have let loose a few
around the house addressed to no-i
body In particular."