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i TOO FUNNY After many years, Hicks had met Bix, a friend of his schoolboy days. Hicks was entertaining JRix, and was showing him his household, goods. He was 'a facetious soul who took an altogether uncalled-for de light in his own somewhat feeble jokes. "That," said he, pointing, to a painting, "is. a portrait of my wife's first husband." "Why," said Rix, "you never told me that your wife had been married before!" He examined the. picture with some interest "Well, he looks a real dough-headed sort of idiot, anyway., I donft think I have ever seen such a stupid kind of face be fore." "That," said Hicks, "is a portrait of myself at the age of twenty-.flve, sir!' PULL, UP YOUR FEE, DOC Doctor (reading note) Dear Sir: Thomas has swallowed a quarter. Please see to him. You will find j-our fee inside! "Father says he doesn't wish you for a san-in-law-" "Ask. him it he's got ,any good position he could give, a fellow, will you?" N, Y. World. o o r . IN THE MOVIES. A swain leaving his adored one al ways walks a little way, 'then stops, looksback atthe house, and breathes deeply. - A fine gentleman always has his coat tightly buttoned; an abandoned character is always neglectful about this. An author in the act, of writing in variably goes through, contortions rivaling those of a Boneless Wonder. This Indicates that he is completely wrapped up In his work, not as some Jmay suppose completely wrappedup Jn himself. When a girl pulls the trigger, some one always drops. j. t When prison guards snoot, they In variably miss. The piano is very much played without looking at the music, always spread open on the rack.