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FORCE OF HABIT.

"Mr. Butcher." said the lady customer with the infant in her arms, "will - you please weigh my baby"'' -.'.;'• '- "With pleasure!" responded the husjr butcher, depositing the little human bundle on the scales. "Just ISilb, Mrs. , James." "But," commented the fond mother," "your scales register on! just 161b. The butcher's face reduened a little. "You're right, ma'am," he said, aS h* took another look. "Cash desk, there, just knock off that odd quarter."

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FORCE OF HABIT. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 71, 24 March 1909

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