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raRf' n ft r I FOOLED AGAIN A gentleman at a fancy fairlately, being solicited to "buy something by a young lady who kept a stall, said he wanted to buy what was not for sale a lock of her hair. She prompt ly cut off the coveted curl and re ceived the sum asked for it namely, $5. The purchaser was showing his trophy to a friend. L ('She rather had you!" said the jlfnend; "to my certain knowledge she tPnly paid ?3 for the whole wig. I. o o I- TO TIRED "But why did you break your en gagement to him?" "Because he was too tiresome. He always asked permission when he -wished to kiss me." ON THE WAY r Victim Mercy! That isn't the righjt tooth you've' pulled. Dentist Be patient, madam; I'm coming tout. "JEST SET" Irving Bacheller, the author, one summer penetrated Newfoundland. He was particularly impressed by the men who spent the day lounging about the village stores. "What do you fellows do when you sit around the store like this?" he asked of thecrowd arranged in a cir cle of tilted chairs and empty boxes and maintaining a profound silence. "Well," drawled one of the oldest, "sometimes we set and think, and then again other times we jest set." o o THINK OF IT The solemnity of the meeting was somewhat disturbed when the elo quent theologian pictured in glowing words the selfishness of men who spent their evenings at the clubs, leaving their wives in loneliness at home. "Think, my hearers," said he, "of a poor, neglected wife, all alone in the great dreary house, rocking the cradle of her sleeping babe with one foot and wiping away her tears with the other." PERFECTLY WILLING - Maid I've come to give notice, ma'am. Mistress Indeed ? Maid And would you give me a good reference, ma'am? I'm going to Mrs. Jones, across the way. Mitsress The best in the world, Maggie. I hate that woman. New York Globe. HIS CIRCUS THOUGHTS "Say, ma, were you really a trained nurse before pa married you?" "Yes, darling." "Well, let's see some of your tricks, will you?" - o o PROOF "What d'ye think?" "What's up?" "Here's a fellow trying to tell me I'm no mathematician and can read my own gas meter." N. Y. WorlcL. riaflfojriirg:": l-rft'?'.i nmyr.g:-' j.yaymyiji ' fo ffc m.m t? f-A Jtto,cr - .