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The San Francisco call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, January 08, 1911, Image 5

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ilutfan would please the
eh. Don't you think so.
—_, *■*
towns came out and put on. the stone
money- to the - value of what- they
wished to take. Sometimes this money
was dropped Into the cavity, that the
rainwater, generally lying there, might
clean It. On.returning to their homes
the market folk came-again and took
the payment left for them. Hence these
remains of older monuments have ac
quired, the name of plague stones. '
Kngiish roads here and
"i tin remains of old
generally at no great
some vjlltfjfe or town.
cos the cross Itself has
ivinp only 'Its pedestal
carity In; the top for
cross. At periods when
is :have raged in coun
stones have | been used
i when seeking to com
host; free from the dls
.lce was as follows: The
placed-near the stone
wares and retired to a
those from the afflicted
. "Jokes. . like ' morals, are sometimes
said to lie a matter- of geography," ob
served, the" globe trotter In the cafe of
the Waldorf-Astoria a few ; days ago.
"But I have noticed that certain jests
have a wide appeal and are as service
able among alien races as they are with
us.''Perhaps Investigation' might show
that the aliens ha.i them before they
avenue, Fruit vale, age 14 years.
3 Fred Allen, 235 Eleventh avenue,
San Francisco.
— ivnri Morton. Berkeley; age 12.
s on this page is num.
loWleK' index shows by
, drawn:
Haaxen, 1118 Fremont
The Universal Jokes
descended in hoary headed antiquity
to us and we merely adopted them for
Our own through ignorance of their
"I was in Burmah not long, since and
after a long jaunt; inland returned by
a-,little*Bldewheel„steamboat down I the
Irrawaddy river from Mandalay to Ran
goon. In the six days of tile trip.we
made frequent stops at the small oa
tive villages along the way, and the
lower deck was always swarming. with
passengers' between one town' and the
next. They are a happy, simple people,
the Burmese, and during hours of
travel, they usually found source
of amusement for all, a. story teller or
a musician.
"At one stop a Purman came aboard
with a phonograph and a box of rec
ords. Well, they couldn't get enough of
that. There were possibly 200 natives
4 —John Smith, -4238 Twenty -giird
street. San Francisco; age 14 years.
—Willie i-:iliiiKivoo<i, Perm Grove;
age 11 years.
on board, and men, women and children
squatted on the deck In gleeful mood
while the operator ground his records
again and again.' It was all In the
Burmese, language, singing and mono
logue, and the audience was In v a "con
stant uproar of laughter at the metal
lic whine' of the Instrument. ;
"It occurred to nic to wonder what
the "quality of the humor was , that
moved them to such "mirth, and I
circled the outskirts of the crowd until
I found j the purser of I the vessel—him
self a Burman—grinning with the rest.
The "phonograph* ha J just produced
some gem'that tickled them all exces
sively,'and I asked the purser to ex
plain ' It to me.,'
■ "The man was convulsed with laugh-,
ter and with difficulty controlled him
self sufficiently rto answer. my inquiry.
" "'Wit,' he gasped, 'ho-ho-ho, the ma
—Sadie l>. Phillip*, 1502 Worth Cal
ifornia street, Stockton; age 15 years.
7—Myrtle Angevlue, box 272, route 6,
San Jose.
I Winners of Puzzle Prizes
♦ —;',';•"• .— \,\.;.:,._ — ' '
. Three very fine watches will be given
away each . week - for correct answers
to the puzzles. This does not mean that
every ; one answering the puzzles gets
a prize. But if ■ you persist you will
surely _ get one. If you do not get it
this week, keep on trying. Perhaps you
will be successful -next time. The
Junior . follows the fairest ; possible
method' of : awarding Its ptlaes. :~'
All answers must be spelled -': cor
rectly, written neatly , and : sent In on
postal cards... , Those received :In other
ways* will not'be considered.'
-." The ■ answers to the , puzzles -In ; The
Junior; Call •of December 25 are as fol
I—Reindeer. 2—Candles. 3—Holly,
4—Necklace. s—Bicycle.s —Bicycle. 6—Rattle.
The Juniors who this week 'answered
the puzzles successfully are: '
Florence l.udwlg, 2859 Sixteenth
street, San Francisco. ...
" Ilud MoNerney, 1521, Twentyth
street, Sacramento.
. IClma Robertson, 4900 Seventeenth
street, San Francisco. ,
chine he ask— ho-ho-ho—why, It may be
~ho-ho-ho— -fowl will It run across
the road? And.the machine he answer
—ho-ho-ho—:.that the fowl, may. be
there— (his voice rose to .a* perfect
shriek)—on the other, side!'"
Went One Better
In a crowded section of an eastern
city there were three little clothing
stores In a row. The proprietors of
these- shops ■ were -, bitter " enemies and
business rivals, and 'each-taxed his
brain to the bursting point to outwit
the others in attracting customers.
'■•«"■ The ; proprietor of the store;.; In
the middle found •> himself momen
tarily beaten on getting down town
one morning, when ho'discovered" that
the shop on his right was,placarded
with sensational announcements of a
"Great Fire Sale.".; while the man -i on
his left hand covered his building .with
huge i banners proclaiming a "^Receiv
er's . Sale." His face dropped. -.Then
his features relaxed, in a ; gradually ex
panding smile. ; He ' rushed ito ' the ; back
of his store and called up some one
over the telephone.
-; One hour later, the crowds that had
been attracted to;, the scene by .the
"fire sale" and '."receiver's; sale" proc
lamations flocked into the; store be
tween' the two.' The proprietor ' had:
caused *to* be - stretched; across - the, top.
of his doorway a sheet on which were
painted in letters two" feet tall * the
words, "Main' Entrance."
A home is marked out against a wall.
One of the players la chosen to be "It,"
and; beginning the game,by; taking his
place in the - "home." As soon as '. "It"
is ready he clasps his hands in front of
him, kicks,the wall and shouts "Catch
all-catch." Then he runs after the others
as in playing touch or tag, except that
his : hands ; must ..not' be unclasped.'-., If
he unclasps his hands he can not touch
any player till lie has gone home,and
started afresh. If the ; "It" ." can be
caught as he returns he must pay a
forfeit., ' ".'•-"•-- -I.\i ';. ," ,': «,"•■''.lr-i' - ■'":' '
. As soon as "It" touches a player the
two rush home to avoid forfeits. After,
Joining hands,' kicking; the wall and
shouting "Catch-all-catch," as 'before,
the two start out together, in pursuit
of the others. In this; way the" game
goes on," player after player being
caught and having to join the chain.
The players who-are still free try to
break the chain without being touched,
in order to claim forfeits from all. .As
soon as ' the chain; is broken , the, play
ers composing it must run home.

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