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SHE GOT IT WRONG
John Potts, therich sugar refiner,
was fuming over his breakfast eggs.
Ji "What is the matter, John?" in
quired his wife.
"Matter? Why you know how I
detest charity subscriptions, and have
all my life. To think that at my age,
and with mv experience. I should be
de't in for two dollars to suppo some
chanty is more than I can strd. Pass
, "The other day one of their repre
sentatives called and left two tickets
at the office for a charity ball to be
rfciven in the neighborhood. It made
rane wild, for the man knew perfectly
yen that i had a conscientious ob
jection to such tomfoolery. I have
always said that I have worked for
very penny of my money, and ex-
ect other people to do the same.
ass the butter.
"Bvervone knows that I look unon
charity balls and bazaars are adver-
Using shows for hypocritical snobs.
It never occurred to me that anyone
was ignorant of the fact, even that
typist. So, without a thought, I rang
for her, handed her the tickets, and
" 'Here, take these. You know
what to do with them.'
" 'Yes, sir,' she said, v'th a smile.
"At first I thought, 'Intelligent girl
that,' but I did not see what she had
to thank me for, anyhow.
"Now, yesterday, the secretary of
that charity organization called upon
me and asked me for two dollars for
"'What?' I said. 'Two dollars! I
did not use the tickets. Who ever
supposed I should? I sent them back
to you by return. What do you
" 'The tickets were used,' he re
plied; 'here they are, and the coun
terfoils.' " 'But I returned them. Where is
Miss Pidge? She will soon put you
"And I rang for the typist.
" 'Miss Fidge,' I said, 'didn't I give
you two charity ball tickets to return
to the society?'
" 'No, sir,' she answered. 'You gave
me the tickets and said I knew what
to do with them?'
" 'And what on earth did you do
" T went to the ball, of course. I
thought you meant to be er gener
SHARP AND FLAT
"I must come and play my violin
for you some evening, Miss Sharp.
You like music, don't you?"
"I do, indeed, Mr. Phlat; but come
all the same." Judge.
"Gladys looks Quite different'since
she separated from her husband. She
now wears her hair a la divorcee. "
Parted. Judg '