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Father: " There, Willie, is the old historic birch rod, nailed over the teacher'a deßk, which tanned my hide twenty years ago." Willie (uneasily): "Are you sure it is nailed perfectly tight, papa ?" Blinks: " How in the world did you happen to get such an ill-fitting suit of clothes?" Jinks (sadly): "My credit had run out at the ready-made clothing stores, and 1 was obliged to get a suit made to order." Mrs Walworthy : " Henry, why don t you write some of those funny ' things one would rather have left unsaid' for the paper?" Mr Wal worthy: "I can't think of any—excepting, of course, the time I proposed." " So you are running a Prohibition paper in lowa now ?" " Yes, and doing well. See this cane ? It was presented to me by the local Prohibition Club." "It's a beauty." " You bet it is, and it holds a pint."

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 3, Evening Star, Issue 7925, 5 June 1889

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 3 Evening Star, Issue 7925, 5 June 1889

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