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Mr. Tompkins was obliged to stop
over night at a small country hoteL
He was shown to his room by the one
boy the place afforded, a colored lad.
"I am glad there's a rope here in
case of fire," commented Mr. Tomp
kins, as he surveyed the room, "but
what's the idea of putting a bible in
the room in such a prominent
"Dat am intended for use, sah,"
replied the boy, "in case de fire am
too fah advanced foh yo' to make yo
escape, sah." Harper's Magazine.
An old lady, who was sitting on the
porch of a hotel at Asheville, N. C,
where also there were a number of
youngsters, was approached by one
of them with this query:
"Can you crack nuts?"
The old lady smiled and said: "No,
my dear, I can't. I lost all my teeth
"Then," said the boy, extending
two hands full of pecans, "please
hold these while I go and get some
more." Harper's Monthly.
A NARROW ESCAPE
"Did you see my sunburst last
night?" inquired the pompous Mrs.
Newrich of her poorer neighbor.
"No, I didn't," said the neighbor
caustically, "but I certainly thought
he would if he ate another bite."
Ladies' Home Journal.
THE ONLY WAY '
"Is there no way of stopping these
cyclones?" asked the man from the
"No," replied the man from the
west "The best way is to go right
along with 'em." Ladies' Home
He You used to say there was
something about me you liked.
She Yes, but you've spent it all
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NO QUARANTINE NECESSARY
"I am delighted to meet you," said
the father of the college student,
shaking hands warmly with the pro
fessor. "My son took algebra from
you last year, you know."
r "Pardon me," said the professor;
"he was exposed to it, but he did not
take it" Ladies' Home Journal.
Even the whispered call to duty
can be heard by a deaf man if ther
is enough salary in it