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Only that afternoon had the
traveling show arrived, but now
the merry business was in jfull
"Now then, ladies an' gents,'r
roared the showman in stentorian
tones, "walk up and see the live
giant. He's the biggest giant you
Business was not very brisk,
however, and the more the show
man strained his lungs the feebler
was the response to his invitation.
The man grew angrier and an
grier. "Come, come!" he cried, at
length, nearly exasperated. "Who
wants to see the giant? Only here
for one evening; off again tomor
row! Now, walk up, please, and
see the biggest man ever born
nine feet high in his socks !"
"Nine feet!" ejaculated the un
believing countryman. "He ain't
nine feet high. Why, your van
ain't much higher than that."
"But he's not standing up,"
said the showman. "He's lying."
"Yes," retorted the country
man, as he walked away, with his
hands in his pockets and a smile
on his good-natured face, "an he
ain't the only one neither."
Dr. Margaret Gottler of Pasa
dena declares that a diet of fruit
will kill thirst for liquor. Now
just watch the barkeep omit the
cherry and orange from the cock
tail and put in the Hanford onion,
Sacfamento man, paying a bet
on Taft, is carrying an gg under
his arm till it hatches.
LOOK, ABOUT, VOT SOMG ,vl'
OF JER SOYS IN 3CR 9HSRlFf 3X l i
C omce 3av& we--,4 pife0-'
Any Old Kind!
Judge Pat I didn't think you
would hit a little man like that.
Pat Suppose he called you an-
TricTl slnh? 51
Judge But I'm not an Irish-
Pat Suppose he called you
Judges But I'm not a Dutc
Pat Well, suppqse he calle
you the kind oft a slob that yo
"What sort of a chap is lie?" 1
"Well, after a. beggar has-'
touched him for a dime he'll tell"
you he fgave a little dinner to an
acquaintance of, his.' "