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Excavations at Pompeii have disclosed a magnificent house, with perfect frescoes and vaulting, with a painting of the fight between Achilles and Hercules, and mosaic floors picturing the scenes of the Trojan war. Mrs X. relates that while in London she inquired in a shop if they had any fresh eggs. “ Yes, mum, plenty,” said- the clerk. “Them with a hen on ’em are fresh.” “ I don’t see any with a hen on them,” said Mrs X., looking around for a nest. ‘‘The letter ‘hen,’ mum, not the bird. ‘Hen’ stands for noo-laid, mum.” “ It is a positive delight to meet a man you feel you can trust,” remarked the individual with the high forehead. “ Oh, I don’t know ! I prefer a man who pays cash,'’ replied the man who kept the grocer’s shop-

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 3, Issue 15702, 16 January 1915

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 3 Issue 15702, 16 January 1915

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