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must lay off work on the day of
Last year the men enforced 23
holidays, and so the mine own
ers are making every effort to
safeguard the lives of 'their em
ployes and keep them at work.
If the American miners enforced
a similar plan they would be on
an almost continuous holidav.
A cycling masher was riding
downhill the other day when his
hat blew off. A passing country
man picked it up and took it to
him as he circled round', saving
him the trouble of getting off.
"I really must get a hat-guard
to keep it on," remarked the
masher as he rode off without a
word of thanks. ' , '
The yokel's reply was short,
but expressive. It was simply,
"'Get a nail."
, u Pardonable.
Gentleman: "What, do you
mean by putting your hand in my
Light-Fingered Bill: "Excuse
me, sjr; I'm so absent-minded. I
used to have a pair of trousers ex
actly like youis.y
1 Table d'Hote.
Waiter: "Table d'hote, sir?"
Diner: "What's a tabledote?"
Waiter: "Course dinner, sir."
Diner: "Not for me, I have all
the coarse grub I need at home,
and when I get to town I want
something a bit fancy." ,
HERE'E-OUR NEW FLAG,
AFTER JULY 4
- .. --
This is the new American flag,'
official after July 4. The arrows
show where the two new stars'of
Arizona and New Mexico are'
For the first time since 1865
the stars are set in even rows. In
1890 five new stars were added to
the flag at once, but since that
time the new states have come in
The '48 states now represented
on the'blue field complete the pos
sibilities 'of continental United
States (excepting Alaska) unless
proposals made at various times
to spfitt up exis'ting states should
Be taken seriously.
Not long ago it was suggested
that New York city and contigu
ous territory be made into a sep
arate state" of Manhattan. There
has alsovbeen talk of slicing new
states off Texas and California.
And if those dire ' Canadian
fears should ever find a real foun
dation, we'd have a fine new
galaxy of states, all together.
Bernard Shaw says divorce
should be made easier. Why not
make marriage harder?