was his fiancee's husband!
Booth married and years pass
ed. Then he and his wife wefe di
vorced and Booth wrote Ida Ver
non, asking to renew the old
friendship. He admitted he had
married, as she had done, in anger
and pique. They had made mis
takes. But there was yet time to
still be happy in their love.
She was a woman now, matur
ed, and beautiful. And her love
for Booth had never faltered.
Booth fell ill, the marriage was
postponed. He was taken to the
Players' club, where, when the
end was near, he sent for her.
She went to see him four times.
The last time he could not speak.
But the light of perfect under
standing was in his eyes. He
Smiled when she kissed him and
Senator Taylor's Witticism.
. Dr. Mary Walker, who wears
trousers and a thoroughly mascu
line costume, including the coat
and the derby hat, had just con
cluded before the Senate commit
tee on pensions a few remarks re
garding a bill in which she was
As she went out of the commit
tee room the late Senator "Bob"
Taylor of Tennessee slid far down
in his chair and remarked:
."There goes the only self-made
man in history." Popular Magazine.
Said Mrs. A. to Mrs. B.:
our postman got the sack."
"Do tell; what for?"
v-"To carr the mail W ;
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"Ezry, have ye laid-in yer win
ter's coal yit'?"
"Naw, Caleb. ButJ6ur speckled'
hen has." ',"
"Har-harrhar, I git ye it wuz
sof coal.".. , &I
"Naw, it wuz eggcqal."
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