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TOOK HIS ADVICE
A man who lived in Bradford-was
in business with his son.
A man who knew the father well
came in one day and said:
"I want a little advice from you."
"Go ahead," the father replied.
"Well, you see, it's this way. I owe
a certain party a large sum of
money, and he's been dunning me for
It pretty consistently. Now, I haven't
got the money at present, and I can't
rg"et it, and it worries me tremendous
ly to think I can't pay it I want to
?pay it, but I can't, and I'm bothered
to death about it"
." ''Forget it," said the father, cheer
fully. "Forget it. My plan in cases
like this isv to let the other fellow
do the worrying. Don't bother your
self about it Let him worry, I say."
"Thank you," exclaimed the visi
tor, as he took up his hat to leave.
Atl'm elad you feel like that about it
fYou see, the man I owe the money to
A GOOD INVESTMENT
"I can't bear to think of going back
to town," said Mrs. Bassett to the
genial farmer, at whose old farm
house she was holiday-making. "I
shall miss these new-laid eggs."
"Why not have a few fowls,
ma'am," he queried, "and keep them
"An excellent idea!" she exclaimed,
and that night dispatched a letter to
her husband, informing him that she
was sending some poultry along as a
foundation for the flock.
Her husband, on arriving home, in
quired of the servant if a consign-
ment of poultry had arrived. The
maid ruefully acknowledged that it
had, but that she had left the doof
unhinged and the birds had escaped.
''Don't send any more poultry
home when you go away again!" sad
ly exclaimed the husband to his wife,
when he met her on her return. "A
nice time I had! They all got loose,
and after hunting for a couple of
hours, and searching the whole
neighborhood, I only found tenl"
" 'Sh!" said the lady quietly.
"That's good, for I only bought six!"
A tall, gaunt-looking man entered
a hotel not long ago and applied for
a room. The price he was willing to
pay entitled him to lodgings on the
top floor of the house. Among his
belongings the proprietor noticed a
coil of rope. Upon being asked what
the rope was for, the man replied:
"That's a fire escape. I always
carry it with me, and in case of fire
I let myself down from the window."
"Yes," replied the landlord, strok
ing his chin reflectively, "seems a"
pretty good idea; but guests with Are
escapes pay in advance at this hoteL"
"Say pop, the old cow is chokin'
to death on an apple."
"Gosh ding it, boy quick, lead her
onto th' railroad track while I go to
is. your son
town an' notify my lawyer."