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i Complete me Picture — and See AFTER you have completed the illustration which the artist has indicated by the dots and numbers, and you see who is doing all the laughing, you will have a good laugh yourself. Take your pencil and draw from the dot at 1 to the dot at 2, then from 2 to 3, and so on until you reach 63. Then yon will sec—well, draw it and find out! Expensive Encores A good story is being told about a fashionable New York woman who recently engaged Mmc. S. of the Metropolitan opera to sing at one of her receptions. It was arranged that two sortgs should be furnished at $100 per song. Mme. S. sang so well that the delighted guests demanded more and were referred by the •r-ess to their hostess. The latter looked rather unhappy, hut, haying no choice in the matter, was compelled to give orders for another song—and yet another and another, until Mme. S. had scored eight in all— which, at $100 each, was not a bad night's work. A RYMED REBUS WHEN you first glance at this rebus you probably will not gather the impression that the pictures hide a poetic gem. But after you have read it you will discover that a poet and an artist collaborated to put it together. To give you a good start on reading this rhymed rebus, we nil! tell you that the first line reads: "It's not hard at any time." Or. to literally translate the line, "it's knot hard-at N-E tie-me." Now try and see if you can complete the eight lines of verse Solution in next week's FUN. It Was Some Run "Why," boasted the seedy looking actor, "I played Hamlet once." "Is that so?" queried the doubting theatrical manager. "Did you have a long run?" "Long run?" replied the actor with a gasp of reminiscent horror, "I should say 1 did—it was seven miles to the depot!" Taking a load off her mind. Toothsome Her head lay pillowed upon his broad shoulder, and her face was so near his that a lock of her hair swept his cheek. She spoke not a word, but her eyes gazed tearfully and appealingly into those dark orbs of his, now filled with a smiling sort of pity. Suddenly he spoke, and at his words the girl shud dered. "There are two cavities to be idled with gold," he said, and he drew up his wicked .little drill. j Ow! *'! n#y not know alge bra." said the snake, "but I'm quite an adder!" Too Heavy "Hubby, dear, I made this cake all by myself," and Mrs. Xewlywcd eagerly watched him as he reached for a piece. But hubby only frowned. "I'm afraid you must be fib bing," he said. "I'm sure you must have required help to lift it out of the oven." Safety in Silence "What is your opinion regarding the cus tom of shaking hands?" "Well," replied the senator, "I am some what in favor of it. Handshaking is the only way f know of to keep a crowd of constituents interested in you without in volving a risk on your part of saying some thing you'll regret." Those Bagpipes Although not a Scotsman, he had accompanied his Gaelic friend on the annual picnic of the folk from the land of the thistle who resided in his city. Partly because lie was a big politician, and partly because, being an outsider, he would not be apt to show partiality, he was asked to judge a bagpipe contest between two lusty lunged cham pions to settle a long dispute. ' _ As the musicians began playing alternately their favorite selec tions he was seen to lean back and close his eyes. When, at the end of an hour, the duel ended, all waited for him to open his eyes and proclaim the victor. But he remained inert, silent, his eyes still tightly closed. I/inally his friend stepped up to him and shook him. There was no, response.' Alarmed, the friend felt his pulse, lifted his eyelids, then, amid a sudden hush of growing alarm, turned to the two musicians and in awestruck whisper exclaimed: "1 canna fix the blame, lads, but an'e of ye his kilt the puir judge!" He Knew "Richard doesn't know his letters very well," ex plained his mother to the school teach er, "but he's very quick at learning figures." "What is this, dear?" asked the teacher, pointing to the letter B. "Dat," replied Richard, proudly, "is a 1.3 jammed togedder." It Sometimes Is "He calls on me oftener than he did before 1 refused him." "I suppose he thinks it's safer!" Then He Followed Suit The shade boldly strode through the porta? and addressed St. Peter. "I," he said, "am a .vaudeville hcadliner. I made an inter national reputation as a singer of popular songs. On earth I was some guy. 1 presume my accommodations here will be in keeping with my reputation?" "Certainly," agreed St. Peter, "I have you in my book under the title, 'He Walked Right In and Turned Around and Walked Right Out Again.' " Pro Tempore I've laid away my cut up duds And shelved my smoking tools, My pearl gray spats and diamond studs, My book of "Grafters' Rules." My face now wears no happy smile, My bankroll wears no dent— Because I must be right in style: You see, I'm keeping Lent! THE FUNNY STORY TO THE SNOW MAN ' How can you stand so coldly there. With heart of ice naught can subdue. When one so radiantly fair With melting glances smiles on you? THIS is Miss Elsie and some of her smart, new winter clothes. Cut out Miss Elsie, her dresses and hats. Dress her by bending back tabs at shoulders and feet. Cut along dotted lines of hats to fit them on her head. COME ON TO SCHOOL AND LEARN PUZZLE GEOGRAPHY THE teacher has de cided to test her class in their knowdedge of geography. She has writ ten on the blackboard the j names of 10 countries, se lecting them at random from all over the world. But to make the test all the harder she has mixed up the letters in the name Speechless "Why do you say that Beatrice and Adelbert are not on speaking terms? I under stood they were dead in love with each other." "That's just the reason. They just sit by the hour and gaze at each other.^' As He Was A man may be a great hero, but he never looks it when 'contemplat ing a picture of himself taken at six months, in a low necked dress and short socks. she has spelled Germany, to which her pointer is pointing, "my range." The test is to see how many of her scholars can recognize all the coun tries when the letters that spell each name have been rearranged to spell something else. Plucked Too Soon She was newly married and each item of the household busi ness was made the object of minute study. This morning it was the breakfast eggs. "Mary," she said, "are these eggs from our own hens?" "Yis'm," was the reply, "fresh laid this very morning." "They seem very small, Mary. I think after this you'd better let the hens sit on them a, little longer." Laura's Answer Laura,' aged four, was asked by a visitor what nationality she was. "I'm an American," she replied, "the same as my papa is; but my mamma is French." "And what is your baby brother, then?" queried the visitor, "I don't know yet—he ain't big ertough to talk yet," said Laura. The San Francisco Sunday Call of the countries you can recognize Get out your atlas, and see how quickly you can find them all. Remember, you will have to go all over the world to find them all. You will find the solution to this puzzle in next week's FUN. Household Gossip HAZEL CONKLIN Mrs. Rubber Plant announces that she will leave very soon. Tt is rumored that she is jealous because Mrs. Rose's two daughters, now attending the conservatory, have turned out to be regular society buds. Recent gossip has it that Mr. Picture's hanging was a frame up. Warden Hook declares that he should have been allowed to go under a suspended sentence. Mr. Gas is writing verse for the magazines. Critics declare tha£ his meter is wrong and that his feet are cubic. His latest effusion is "Oh, Bill, Bill, I Can Not Pay You." The roller towel fell down yesterday. Everybody heard the crash. Mrs. Wallpaper has taken a new boarder. Her last one stuck to her through thick and thin for more than three years. It was all he could do to tear himself away. Sure Signs "Spring is coming," observed Flatly. "I can feel it in the air." "So can I," replied Brokely. "In the air my wife assumes toward me when she begins talking of the limited extent of her wardrobe." Cut Up Capitals—Put Them Together WHEN you have puzzled them all out you will discover that each line hides the name of the capital of some state. For instance, two-ninths of alligator, three-fifths of banjo and one-fourth of yard spell Albany, the capital of New York state. Now go ahead and see if you can read the others. You will find the solution to this new puzzle and more puzzles in next week's FUN. Obeyed Orders "Now remember, Mary," began Miss Belle, "I am at home this afternoon to no one but Mr. Van Brown kins. If any one else should call I am not at home. You understand?" "Oh, yes, miss," replied Mary. Half an hour later Mary reappeared, evidently wor ried about something. "If you please, miss," she began, "I've told three lady callers and one gen tleman caller that you were at home to none ex cept this Mr. Van Brown kins and they all went away very angry, indeed, miss. Will you" But the "not at home" had fainted. After Him "That young lady doctor is making a dead set at De Millions." "How do you know?" "I heard her telling him that cigar*j ettes are not injurious." "Your wife is outside and wants to see you." "Aw, tell her Tm out!"