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"Halloa, .Brown," said Jones. "I
s,aw your wif e this morning, By Jove,
that new coat of hers must have cost
a pot of money. You're doing spe
cially well at present?"
"No, ngt exactly," replied Brqwn,
mopdily, "Fact is, she got it by acci
dent," "By accident!" exclaimed Jpnes,
"Well, old fellow, it was this way:
I got hpme rather late the other
night, The haU was very dark, hut
I could just distinguish a figure
Standing by the chair, I slipped up
to her, put my arm around ner
waist and whispered, 'Mary, gjve
yoqr Uttle hoy a kiss'."
''Put-but." stammered Jones, "I
thought your wife's najrie was
''It Is," murm.ured Brown; "that's
how pha got the coat-"
NEWS TQ HER
A traveling man one sight found
himself; obliged 0 remain & a small
town On account of a washout OP the
railroad caused by the heavy ran,
which was stjll coming down in tpr
rents. The traveling man turned to
the waitress with:
"This certainly loofos like the
MThe flood. You've read about the
Flood and the ark landing on Mount
"Gee! Mister," she returned, " "I
ain't seen a paper fpr tbre days."
grace (spbbing) You don't love
me! j know you don't.
George why, darUng, what
maKes you say that?
grace Because you're pot. Jeajous,
Maude Mullins ,hft8 teen rxjarrje
pearly a. year, and. her husband's" so
jealous he has shot at her twice and
tried to W Mm&t tnres times i
"Has your boy Josh decided, what
he. going; to do for a living?"
"No," rPUe.d Farmer CorntasseL.
Josh is that unselfish he keep
thinkin' ai?Qut how I'm gettin' along
ap' never pays no attention at ail &
hi own prospeets,"