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CANDIDATES INVITED. It is to a son of Erin that we must go for "the" real thing in humor—for even at the cannon's mouth Pat may be trusted to say something rich. It was at the storming of a fort, when scaling ladders had been placed, an Irish private, with one foot on the ladder, was about to climb up when a young officer stepped before him, saying : " Officers first, my lad. Follow me, for this is where Victoria Crosses are earned.'' Tho private now followed close behind him, but on reaching the top a round shot carrying the subaltern's head away, his body fell back. Pat, grasping the ladder and swinging aside as if to allow those behind him to pass, shouted: " Begorra, now, is there any more of yez below that's anxious for the Victoria Cross."

W T illie Stimson: '"Look her». mother, haven't I been telling you for the past two years that it was no use learning all that Eujropea.n geography?"

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Evening Star, Issue 15688, 30 December 1914

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Evening Star Issue 15688, 30 December 1914

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