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WHAT'S THAT? WHO'S BEATING CARPETS?
OR IS "MISSUS" ON HER .NEW JOB? .
James Bach, Sharon, Pa., had his
wife arrested and charged with lick
ing him. Mrs1. Bach convinced the
court she had a right to lick James
every time he got full, and, further
more, that it's the new woman's
privilege to wield a club on her hus
band. New Item.
And this earful our reporters got
this a. in.:
"Say, Hank, there's a world and all
of difference between ai woman and
"Woman and worm! Whatayou
mean, woman and worm? Seein'
"I'm not seein' much, Hank, but
I'm thinkin' that a worm turns all
right, but he knows when to stop
turnin'. We gev the wimmin the
vote, we put 'em on the police force
were they satisfied? Not on you're
life, Hank. If you think they aren't
still turnin' on us, read this in the
papers about Jim Bach an' his wife.
Both of 'em in court because the
'Missus' says she has the right to lick
Jim every time he gets- full, and Jim
denying that right because it's al
ways been a man's privilege to do the
chastisin'. But the courts were with
Mrs. Jim, and, as far as I can see,
no man'll be boss in his own house
WHY "CO TO JERICHO?"
To the Biblical story told in the
tenth chapter, second book of Sam
uel, may be traced that derisive ex
pression, "Go to Jericho." Accord
ing to the prophet, King David sent
his servants into Ammon to express
to the reigning prince his sdrrow at
the death of King Nahash. The
prince, believing that the servants
came to "spy out the city," shaved off
one-half of their beards and cut their
garments in two, so they had to go
into hiding. When David heard what
had happened to his servants, he sent
word to them to tarry at Jericho until
their beards grew, as it was shameful
for men to appear without beards.
Hence, young and light-headed men
of later days were bidden to "go to
Jericho" or "wait until your beard
grows." The expression seems to
have lost its original meaning, how
ever, and now "go to' Jericho" is a
very mild form of rebuff.
"Why did you break your engage
ment to Cholly?"
"He has one of these whiskbroom
mustaches that kept brushing my
complexion off." Judge.
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