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righteous indignation. "Aunt Lucia,
this man is an ex-convict!"
The astonished Lucia took the
proffered photograph. With supreme
confidence in "her faceshe handed it
to Mr. Morton. "
"My friends," said the latter with a
pitying smile, "you seem to have
happened across a picture of mine
taken when I was an actor in a stage
drama. As to the 'trouble' you refer
to, that alludes to some financial
trdubles of my dead brother."
Miss Tabitha thought it best to
plant herself with another relative.
Bart sneaked into obscurity. As to
Lucia, Mr. Morton and the little ones
they became part and parcel of the
happiest family circle in all Christendom.
DIARY OF FATHER TIME
French aviators claim that they
have not full liberties of the air, be
ing restricted by certain rules and
regulations. This same complaint
was made many years ago by one
of the first aeronauts in France, al
though for a different reason. Just
before one of his trips the balloonist
issued a letter reading as follows:
"Citizen-administrators: I have
the honor to impart to you that I
have the intention of undertaking a
long aerial journey in order to make
some useful scientific observations.
As it is possible that the wind may
cause me to cross the frontier of the
republic I come to declare to you that
my intention is not to emigrate and
abandon my country, for which I
fought and suffered a long" captivity
among its enemies. I pray you to
give me an act of declaration that
may serve me as a passport."
Indictment of those Colorado mine
union officials for "maintaining a
monoply of labor," when nobody's
working, sounds funny.
London has some lamp posts still
doing duty which were planted in the
time of George in.
ii N6 w i?m
With a friend I stood examining
the poster of a negro minstrel enter
tainment, old chap. I would have con
ferred only a passing glance, 1 assure
you, if my friend had not grown en
thusiastic and proposed visiting the
performance in these words:
"Let's blow over to the soot con
cert. I haven't heard the chatter of
those spade entertainers since Prim
rose and West were cramming the
burnt cork into their lugs when 'Sil
ver Threads' was a brand-new rag.
Let's hear the end men spring the
good old gags from cold storage and
watch the buckand-wing kings pol
ish the pine. Come on to the show
it's so funny you'll be sure fo do a
hyena, and they'll have to toss you
out on your dome."
Mistress Sarah, I heard'fhat po
liceman here again last night. Re
member, I don't allow this sort of
thing, and I will not have it! Sarah
Well, then ma'am, ydu mustn't let
the dog out without his collar ou!