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SHE WAS WISE
The ladies were discussing a wed
ding which took place in their church
the previous day.
"And do you know," continued the
first best-informed lady of the party,
"just as Prank and the widow start
ed up the aisle to the altar every light
in the church went out?"
This startling bit of information
was greeted by a number of "Ohs!"
"What did the couple do then?"
finally inquired one.
"Kept on going. The widow knew
A witty priest was once visiting a
"self-made" millionaire, who took
him to see, his seldom-used library.
"There," said the millionaire, point
ing to a table covered with books,
"there are my best friends." "Ah,"
replied the wit, as he glanced at the
leaves, "I'm glad you don't cut
M. Colombey, in his history of
duelling, tells an anecdote of a cer
tain noted duellist of his time One
day this man, M. B ,ywas at
Desenne's shooting gallery watching
the pistol practice. There was one
man who was shooting v?ry well, and
Desenne was threatened .nth the loss
of all his glass balls and swinging
Every shot was greeted by the
spectators with exclamations of ad
miration. B looked on for a
while, and finally, in a calm voice,
i made the remark: "He could not do
as well on the field."
The object of the slighting remark
' turned around" ,and, in a loud and
angry tone, cnea: wno are you
to say that? Would you like to test
the truth of your remark?"
"Willingly," replied the unrecog
nized duellist, as he led the way out
to a secluded place.
After taking their respective posi
tions, they drew lots, and it fell tol
B to shoot last. He waited irf
silence for his'adversary's shot. The
man fired and missed. B 1
lowered his pistol.
"What did I tell you?" he said, wltH
Then putting his pistol in his
pocket, he walked away whistling.
t o o
A certain Midland doctor was one
day out sea-fishing with a friend.
During operations the medico's
sinker came off and was lost. Here
was a dilemma. No sinker, no more
fishing that day. Ha! Happy
thought his flask. No sooner said
than done. The bottle was filled with
water, carefully corked, and sent
down on its mission. After a few
minutes' interval the doctor was
lucky enough to pull up a fine pair
of whiting, one on each hook. "Ha,
doctor," exclaimed his companion,
"twins this time!" "Yes," replied
the doctor, with a smile, "ani
brought up on the bottle, too!"