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pjy iO-(lli I !' A MYSTERY The practical teacher taught nat ural history from every-day illustra tions and comparisons. "Take a bear," he said. "Look at his fur." The boys had no bear to take, but they had a picture of one, and they looked at that "His fur," the teacher went on, "is the bear's overcoat, the same as your big coat,s are your overcoats." "He can't take it off, though, same as we can ours," said one contentious youngster. "That is true," said the teacher. "The bear cannot take off his over coat But why can't he take it off?" Every boy thought hard. "I guess," said the contentious youth finally, "that it is because no body but God knows where the but tons are." TODAY'S BELLRINGER Marion Harland, the famous writ er, was once addressing an organiza tion of New Jersey housewives. "I think," said the writer, "that cooking is woman's work." "Yes," added the only man present, "and they say that woman's work is never done!" UNCANNY The Colonel So the barik refused to cash that check I gave you, Ras tus! Rastus Yessah. Dat Cachier man dun hab positively de most "uncanny mind Ah ebah saw, sah. The Colonel Uncanny? Rastus Yessah. Jes' as soon as Ah dun tell him whose check Ah had he said it was no good eben befo' he dun look at it. sah. Puck. PROMISING "Every time the baby looks into my face he smiles," said Mr. Meekins. "Well," answered his wife, "it may not be exactly polite, but it shows he has a sense of humor." Pacific Unitarian. NOT BAD She It's a great scheme Clara has of giving others the impression that she's studying music. - He What is it? f She She carries her lunch in a music roll. 6pbirdcsJ? An Earlville, III., undertaker has equipped his hearse with fire extin guishers. Business oughta boom now!