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THE ALIEN PERIL
Gov. Tener was watching a base
ball game recently when "Jim"
Thorpe, the Indian, made a particu
larly good play. That "reminded"
the president of the National League
of this story:
The Carlisle Indian School team
was playing an up-state nine, for
which a newly landed Irishman was
covering third base. One of the In
dians batted out a three-bagger, but
dashed past the astonished player
from the Emeraldlsle for a home run.
"When the chajps for the runner
and the jeers for&e third baseman
had died out the latter said in lan
guage all the spectators could hear:
"These darned foreigners are put
tin' the game on the bum," Phila
delphia Public Ledger.
SAVING THE BUSINESS
In a certain town were- two broth
ers engaged in the retail coal busi
ness. A noted evangelist visited the
town and converted the elder brother
of the firm. For weeks after his con
Version the brother who had lately
"got religion" endeavored to persuade
the other to join the church. One day
"Why can't you join the church as
"It's all right for you to be a mem
ber of the church," replied Richard,
"but if I join, who's going to weigh
the coal?" American Boy.
HAD THE "DRUG" HABIT
A doctor was summoned to a police
station, to examine an unconscious
prisoner! The prisoner, very muddy
and disheveled, lay on the floor of
the cell. ThVphysician bent over and
examined him, and then, rising, said
in a -loud, stern voice:
"This man's condition ianot due to
drink. He has been drugged."
A policeman turned pale and said in
a tinjid, hesitating voice:
"I'm' afraid ye're right, sir. I drug
ged him all the way-'-a matter of &
hundred yards or more."