TO LEAVE, TROUBLE TO
J 1902 COMMISSION
Philadelphia, April 10. Offi
cial announcement was made at
this afternoon's conference of the
anthracite miners and operators
that the 1902 strike commission
will he reconvened' to settle the
present trouble. Four operators
and four miners will be appointed
on this commission. The con
ferees recessed for ten minutes
this afternoon to appoint this
commission of eight.
Thud: Did you see where the
Mississippi valley was under
waer-? - - y
Slap: No. Is' it that bad?
Thud: Oh, I thought you were
referring tc the flood. I read 'in
the papers that one part of the
tiver had more water than any of
Thudf What part was that?
Slap: The middle of the river.
Say if you were in a boat with
your wife and mother-in-law and
the boat turned over, which
would you see to the shore first,
your wife of your mother-in-law?
Thud:" My mother-in-law.
Slap: Why is that?
Thud: My mpher-in-law can
Slap; I had a flood experience
once. I was living on the Ohio
river in a cabin. One night I went
to bed with the water rising.
Every-bodyfled to high grotuia
but I laughed at their fears of a
flood. Sure enough when I got
up next morning, it was all over.
Thud: So you felt glad the
flood -was all over.
Slap: No, I didn't it was all
over the floor. I climbed to the
roof with the waters rapidly pur
suing me. Pretty soon I had only
a little dry spot at the top of the
roof. But I retained my presence
of mind and cuj: a hole in the roof
with an ax.
Thud: What was that ior?
'Slap: That was to let the
water drain through. But after
the house was full, the flood kept
rising and drove me off the roof.
I would have drowned, but luck
ily a chicken coop came floating
by and I jumped on it. For three
days and three nights I was close
to starvation while it carried me
T,hud: Upstream? H-ere, how
could that chicken coop go up
Slap: I forgot to tell you, it
Bill I can't go to the dog
fight, Shortyl I've got a prior en
gagement. Shorty What's that?
Bill A fat woman has fell in a
manhole and I've-got to help
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SHE WAS WISE
Playing truant again, I sup-r
Teacher says ants are irfdus
trlofe? W2 aiff't o true-ant.
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