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THE FIND OP THE ,CENTURY.,

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•ECHO QF POETI

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CONSTANTINOPLE'S FIRE BRIGADES.

THE VILLAGE BLACKSMITH.

A WAITRESS DETECTIVE.

PROBLEM OF SMALL TRADESMEN.

DIVORCE IN AMERICA.

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IFUN AND FANCY. .

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I FUN AND FANCY. He: Yes, I'm willing to admit that women have much better complexions than men." She: "Naturally." He: "No; arti- ficially." Client: "Didn't you make a. mistake in going into Law instead of the Army ?'' Lawyer: "Why?" Client: "By the way you charge, there would be little left of the enemy." He: "Then I understand that you contend for an equality of the sexes." She: "Not at all. I don't expect men ever will be quite equal to women." "Suspense!" sighed the experienced man. "Ah, my young friend, you don't know what moments of torture are." "Oh, yes, I do," interposed the callow youth; I have often sat quietly with only a shilling in my pocket, while my best girl leisurely perused the menu of a West-end cafe." Parvenu Hostess (to stable boy, attired as waiter for the occasion of a dinner-party): "James, why do you not fill Mr. de Glut- tone's glass?" James: "Lor', ma'am, what's the use? He empties it as fast as I fill it." "I trust, Miss Tappit," said the kindly em- ployer to his stenographer, "that you have something in reserve for a rainy day." "Yes, sir," answered the earnest young woman; "I am going to marry a man named Macintosh." "You are Mr. Quezeen, the husband of the celebrated "lecturess on cookery, are you not?" "Yes, sir," replied the dejected, hollow-eyed man. "I am the man she tries her new dishes on." "Barney's wooden leg has been paining him of late," said Scholes to his wife. "How can that be?" said Mrs. Scholes irritably. "Mrs. Barney has been thrashing him with it," was the explanation. Mike had only recently been made fore- man, but he knew the respect due to his rank. "Finnegan," he said to an argumenta- tive assistant, "I'll have nawthing out of ye but silence-and mighty little o' that!" Gunner: "By jove! I believe I'll set my cap for that pretty girl." Guter: She wouldn't look at a cap, old man. Better try the latest hat decorated with ten guinea plumes." Woman (to her neighbour): "What makes you cry so bitterly, my dear friend?" Neigh- ,j bour: "I. always weep when I hear music. My late husband used to blow the whistle at the factory." Sir Richard Steele, the famous Irish wit, once invited an English nobleman to visit him by saying, "If you ever come within a mile of my house, sir, I hope you will stop there "Whatever are you doing right on the top of that tree, Mike? Don't you see that it's being cut down? "Yes, your honour; the last toime ye had a tree cut down it fell on the top of me, and, begorrah, Oi'll be safe this time." Travers: "Did you go down to my tailor's and tell him I would settle that little tmatter?" Office Boy: "Yes, sir." "And did! he seem convinced?" "He did. He aaidjhe was convinced that you wouldn't." (, "I suppose," sighed the minor poet, "that I'll have to sell this little gem of thought to you for mere gold." "Not at all," responded the editor, reassuringly. "I'm only going to give you five shillings for it." Blobbs: "You're pretty much gone on Miss Gobbs, aren't you, old man?" Hobbs: r."I was once. But after what she said to me last night. I'm not going to pay any more atten- tion to her." Blobbs: "What did she say,. Hobbs: "No!" Collector (warmly): "I've been here a dozen times, sir, and I positively won't call again!" Mr. Poorpay (cheerfully): "Oh, come now, my man, don't be so superstitious about making the thirteenth call; nothing will happen, I assure you." The visiting parson was giving Convict 45 consolation: "You should not complain, -my misguided friend," he said; "it is better to take things as you* find them." "Yer on the wrong track, parson," replied the prisoner. "It wer' practising that theory that got "m e 'nabbed." "The most extraordinary thing about him is that he always attaches importance to the most insignificant things." "Yes, that is plain to be seen. If he were not so, how else could he have such an opinion of himself ? 4' A cabman was driving a very stout olcl laay one day, and had some difficulty in get- ting her in and out. "I'm afraid I'm a bother to you," said she as he, was helping her out. "Not a bit of it," answered cabby, meaning to be gallant. "I likes a fare what steadies the cab." Mother: "What? Fighting again! Such a black eye. If you'd only follow the lead of the minister's little boy- Tommy:" Aw I did try ter follow his lead, but he led again wid his left, an' dat's where he hit me." "Eggs for Invalids," read a sign at a cer- tain shop. "What is there unusual about those eggs?" asked a curious observer. "Why, them eggs is an absolute novelty," said the dealer, briskly; adding, in awed tones, "Them eggs is fresh." "What? You marry my daughter? thun- dered old Roxlev. "You, a mere clerk-" 1 "No, sir," replied young Myrtle, "not a clerk, but a gentleman now. I resigned my job the moment your daughter accepted me." "I hear that Jones' four daughters are married." "Is that so I suppose he's glad he's, got them off his hands?" "Not exactly. He now has to keep the four husbands on their feet." "How are you, old man-feeling well?" "Do you really care a rap?" "Not a rap. I merely asked out of politeness, which I see was quite thrown away." Teacher (angrily): "Why don't you answer the question, Bobby? His brother Tommy (answering for him)": "Please, sir, he's got a peppermint in his speech." "You shouldn't treat your boy so harshly; you'll break his spirit." "Well, he'll prob- ably get married some time, and he might as well have it broken now "I had a fight yesterday with the boy next door," a lad confessed to his father. "Yes, I know; his father is coming to see me about it at my office." "Well, father, I hope you will get the best of it, the same as I did yesterday." "Doctor," said the convalescent, smiling weakly, "you may send in your bill any day y now." "Tut, tut!" replied "the M.D., silenc- ing his patient with a wave of his hand "You're not strong enough yet."

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