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"Mistah Scahborough, hab yo'
tried dis new paper bag cookery
"Yes, Mistah Poindextah, Ah
hab. Mah wife she bought home
a dozen ob dem paper bags yes
tiddy." "Ah suppose yo' found it a very
economical method ob preparin'
a meal, didn't yo'?"
"Um yaas. But, don't you
know, dem things strikes me as
bein' sort ob tasteless."
"Why, how yo' talk, man. Eb
idently yo' don't know how to use
dem things yo' did not cook
dem long enough. Say, Ah heah
yo' had yo' trunk held foh yo'
"Yaas, Ah asked de landlady to
wait a few mo' weeks until Ah
could win de capital prize in de
lottery, but she said, 'Huh, I see
a picture of myself waiting any
longer on a bum like you.' So Ah
took her picture to be a answer in
"Yo' should have been wif" me
at de show last night. Dey had
a prestidigateur doing feats of
"A predigested potato doin'
"A prestidigateur magician,
you know, H.e had an act called
'The Vanishing Lady.' He puf a
woman in a cabinet, made a few.
mysterious passes, and when he
opened de door she wuz gone."
"Didn't she come back a-tall?"
"No, she didn't come back."
"Say, where kin Ah git mah.
wife one ob dem cabinets?"
"During the change in scen
ery between de First Part and de
Olio, de drop curtain will be let
down and Messrs. Burlingame
and Snodgrass will sing dat artis
tic duet entitled, 'Wedded Bliss
Each Year Gits Weaker."
Said the bald-headed man to the
"See here, woman, my cocoa's
Answered she: "I can't help that.
If the darn things cold, put on
Generally fair tonight and
Sunday for Chicago and vicinity;
somewhat colder tonight, with
lowest temperature about 18 de
grees above zero; rising temper
ature by Sunday night; winds
becoming light and variable to-
night and shifting to southerly, ..
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