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When Edison was living in the
country a visitor said to him:
"By the way, your front gate needs
repairing. It was all I could do to get
it open. You ought to have it greas
ed, or something."
Mr. Edison laughed.
"Oh, no," he said. "Oh, no."
"Why not?" asked the visitor.
"Because," was the reply, "every
one who comes through that gate
pumps two buckets of water into the
tank on the roof."
Here is a little girl's composition on
' "Men are what women marry.
They drink and smoke and don't like
to go to church. Perhaps if they wore
bonnets they would. They are more
logical than women and also more
zoological. Both men and women
sprung from monkeys, but the wo-
Sen have sprung further than the
SEEMED LIKE THE SAME
It was a new railway and the trains
were slow oh, very slow! On one
occasion the engineer of one of them
found his progress still further re
tarded by cows which trespassed on
the line, necessitating the stopping of
the train while he drove them off.
When this has happened fdr the
third time in half an hour a bored
and weary passenger put his head
out of the window and addressed the
"Do you really mean to say," he
inquired gently, "that we've caught
up to that cow again!"
A GENTLE HINT
Norah poked her head in at the
"Please, ma'am," she asked, "an'
how will I be knowin' when the pud?
din' is cooked?"
"Stick a knife into it," said her
mistress. "If the knife comes out
clean, the pudding is ready to serve."
"And, oh, Norsh!" The mistress
had an afterthought. "If the knife
does come out clean, you might stick
all the rest of the knives into the
WHY SHE THOUGHT SO
Meg (five years old) was overjoy
ed over the recent addition to the
family, and rushed out of the house
to tell the news to a passing neigh
bor. "Oh, you don't know what we've
got in our house today I"
"What is it?"
"It's a new baby brother!"
"You don't say so! Is he going to
"I think so," very thoughtfully
"He's got his things off!" ,
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"There's one reason why I could
never love you, Chollie. Can't yoi
guess what it is?"
"No, I can't think." " "
"That's the reason .