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DOINGS OF THE V A N LOONS
Some one must have told Father that one
IN SHORT PANTS
Some surprise wus manifested
Because we remarked
That a 5*4 course lunch
Was served at K. C.’s
Male house party.
W hy bless you!
W e added the half
Because it was all so good
And was served
No long waits between acts.
The other night on the way
To see Mary Garden’s Thais
A woman asked her husband
For a nickel
To buy popcorn
And he told her to go to h-----.
W e don't admit swear words
To this department
But make an exception
In this particular case
Because we want
To emphasize something
That needs emphasizing
And assist in reducing expenses
In these war times.
When a demand is made
On a man
For a nickel
He ought to come thru
For it will save
A woman with $1.50
All at one time
W ill keep it intact
Until some store
Advertises a $1.49 sale
Then she will buy
A coat or suit
And thus being styled
W ill not ask
For more money
For twelve months anyhow.
But if she asks for a nickel
And gets it
The nickel is gone
And her stomach ruined
The boys in the draft
Had one questionaire
To All out.
The wife has been gone
For seven weeks
- —x —
And we have filled out
Six of them.
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JELLY, JUICES AND JAM.
Just came in to say
THE RHYMING SUMMARIST
“ M OTHER H AS A CEDAR C H E ST”
(Salina, Kan., Union)
Noticing in the Union that the Canadian soldier who
was here last week had a steel leg, a Salina girl wishes to
say that her mother has a cedar chest.
N IN E T Y H O URS L A T E R T H A N T W E L V E ’
(Vancouver, B. C., Province)
Uncle L ije bought a clock so tall that it was almost im
possible to get it into the house. The old man was ex
tremely proud of it and found it very good company. He
would lie awake nights to hear it tick. One night the
clock got out of order and began to strike. The old man
awoke and counted 102. He promptly sat up in bed, and,
calling his wife, said: “ Cynthy, get up, get up! I t ’s later
than ever I knowed it to be.”
That he wants somebody
To sing a duet with him
At the next singfest.
The name of the song?
Beg your pardon:
“Open the Door
Of the Monkey H ouf:
And Make Room
For Kaiser Bill.”
NABBED BY POLICE
L E F T ON C H O L L Y ’S COAT
She laid her head upon his breast.
Arrested While Selling Coal to
The color left her cheek,
Coney Island’s Poor at
And on the collar of his coat
It stayed about a week.
York.— Morris Goldberg,
Coney Island hotel proprietor, while
IN V IT E D TO W NSM EN TO D IE
selling coni to the poor at cost, was
(A d in Richmond, Ohio, Gazette)
arrested on the charge o f obstruct
“ W e thank our customers for their courtesies and pa
ing the street.
Sentence was sus
tronage of the past year and hope that our pleasant rela
Coney Island’s poor— and there are
tions may continue.— Griffith & Sanders, Undertakers.”
many o f them— was able to buy coal
from Goldberg at 50 cents a hundred
This Is ten ceuts less than
YES, I T W I L L CURE OR K IL L
the price fixed by the fuel adminis
I f you don’t feel just right,
Goldberg obtained 41 tons o f coal
Immediately after he decided to do
I f you don’t sleep at night,
what he could for the Coney Island
I f you moan and sigh,
I f your throat is dry,
Men, women an'd children, with bags,
baskets, baby carriages and sleds, lined
I f you can’t smoke or chew,
I f your grub tastes like glue.
I f your heart doesn’t beat,
I f you’ve got, cold feet,
I f your head’s in a whirl.
Why don’t you marry the girl?
A brand new spanking place we have
And w e’re feeling like a colt,
The' lazy bug has left our bones,
W e shout and grab a holt;
Its a pretty good old world after all
W ith its take and giving,
And as for joy
For girl and boy,
There’s much fun in living.
Next week we will get up
While many ’round are sleeping,
And turn the clock ahead an hour
I f the law w e’re keeping;
W e ’d stop Time right in its tracks
As Joshua did the lighter,
I f it would do
A thing or two
To help the U. S. tighter.
Sadie, dear, please listen here,
W on’t you wash our dishes,
Make the beds, scrub the floors
And fresh water all the fishes?
W e kr -w you are a “ lady” sure,
Tut, tut, on the snarling,
Do learn how
To be a fellow ’s darling.
A mystic chant is in the air,
Good old Spring is calling
And warm sun rays oil our joints
Unless a mist is falling;
But, even Spring has its cross
Its Jonah we are meaning,
Deleted by censor)
The housewife’s annual cleaning.
‘SUICIDE” SAVED BY
ICE AND POLICE
CENSOR, BAD, B AD M AN
(Horton, Kan., Headlight)
Chicago Architect Hadn’t Real
A Horton girl received a letter from her soldier in
ized How Cold the Nights
i France the other day and about nine-tenths of it had
j been deleted by the censor. She sat down immediately
| and wrote her soldier a letter, demanding to know what j Chicago.— Charles J. Hancox. an
architect, stood on the bridge at Van
I it was the censor had cut out.
W H A T DO Y O U K N O W ABO U T T H IS !
Once there was a duck hunter who went out and shot
one duck. Then he came back and told his friends he had
shot one duck.
C H R IS T E N IN G TH E B A B Y
(Penn State Froth)
Brown has a lovely baby girl
The stork left her with a flutter;
Brown named her “ Oleomargarine”
Because he hasn’t any but her.
Became the "Good Samaritan o f Coney
up each day In front o f Goldberg’s
hotel and each was permitted to buy
a* minimum o f 10 pounds.
Goldberg soon became the "Good
Samaritan o f Coney Island.”
not deny his guilt.
He said he was
actuated only through sympathy and
did not make one cent o f profit.
H e says he will not resume his
charitable work until he receives an
apology from the police commissioner.
Meanwhile the misery o f the Coney
Island poor Increases.
♦ HUSBAND DECEIVED INTO
J THINKING HE WAS FATHER
Chicago. — A lfred
K au ner
loved the four-year-old boy and
baby girl In his hor . .nd be
lieved he was 'heb fe'h er.
few days after his « • " •«* disap
pearance he to o i Lie neby » :rl
to a foundling home and loom
ed that his w ife had u. m l the
girl from the home shortly a? •
er It was born.
Later, when hfi ftjo. the boy
to the home, he learn'’*’ that U.a
w ife had aloo dec ved him
about the second cM ’ d. Now he
Is preparing adoption papers.
SHE S A T A P A R T )
W e were talking across the aisle. Presently the girl
who sat alone leaned over and said: “ You and the lady
take this seat. I ’m not. together.”
ON TH E RAG G ED EDGE OF TREASO N
(Irvin Zumwalt, whoever he is)
Up in Michigan the inmates of the insane asylum
are knitting war sweaters and are said to he producing
just as good work as anybody, which explains why some
knitters we know have been able to get by.
YES, OUR G IR L S A R E IN SUSPENSE
(Coffeyville, Kan., Times)
I f the Committee on Public Information will get busy
and publish a list of marriage licenses issued in France
since the soldiers landed “ over there,” it will end a lot of
suspense “ over here.”
A V E R Y P A T H E T IC B A L L A D
(Cornell W idow)
Their meeting it was sudden;
Their meeting it was sad.
She gave her sweet, young life,
The most precious thing she had.
She sleeps beneath the willows;
In peace she’s resting now;
There’s always something doing
When a freight train meets a cow.
Buren street. L i t In his Inside eoat
pocket to see that the note he had
written waa safe, and then climbed
up on the lee railing.
While he Is
balancing himself fo r the leap the
| reader may glance at the n ote:
“ Please notify my wife, Mrs. Charles
J. Hancox; my sister, Miss Lottie
Hancox, 5010 West Monroe street, and
S. W. Hancox o f Oak Park.”
Mr. Hancox cast a farewell look to
ward the loop lights and (lived. It was
a good dive. H e came up like a sea
lion and quickly cruwled on a cake o f
Ice and began crying fo r help.
fire department àifd ponce, ned a rope
to the railing o f the bridge and let,
himself down hand over hand until
he was treading water. He hauled
Hancox to him and held him by tlMi
neck until the flreboat came and took?
A police ambulance met the flreboaCt
and Hancox was rushed to St. Luke*«
hospital for treatment, his hands hav-]
Ing been frozen.
Otherwise he wa
uninjured. It was stated. He decline
Brldgetenders Maloney and Ryai*
also suffered frozen hunds. They rub-:
bed them In snow, put a little kero
sene on them, and went back to work.
; NOBODY WANTS HUSBAND
: WHO SLEEPS WITH HORSE i '
Cleveland.— Nobody wants a
sleeping In the barn with the
A t least, that’s what
Mrs. Louise Chrisslnger thinks.
The court thought so, too, fo r
when Mrs. Chrlssinger filed her
petition fo r divorce the court
promised her a writ o f separa
“ He would eat his supper and
stick around the house until bed
time, and then he’d go out and
bed down with the horse,” the
complulnunt topi the adge.
OREGON BOYS STAGE DUEL
One Shot to Death in Effort to Re
lieve Monotony o f Hunt
Oregon City, Ore.— Leslie Ledour,
aged sixteen, Is dead at Park Place,
near here, because he and his boy com
panions staged a duel In the woods to
break the ennui o f an unsuccessful
Unable to find any game, the boyS)
decided to stage a battle, and Ledonx
armed with a magazine 22 caliber rifle,
agreed “ to stand off” Cecil <> een.
thirteen. Hnd Lake Smith, fifteen, each
armed with single shot 22s.
Crouching behind a stump and onl>
rising to fire, Ledoux stood )■'
panions off fo r 13 minutes,
dropped dead with a bullet hole In 1J <
forehead. His companions wer* oo>o
Quickly Crawled on a Cake of Ice.
and told their parents Lexou- was
hadn't realized how cold the nights sick, but later conf- .ied to the -her.ft
were getting. Brldgetenders John Ma what had happened.
loney and John Ryan at Harrison
street beard him. Maloney threw him
the Post, tin , per
a life preserver. Hancox Jumped from
with a punch. Two tunc»
his Ice cake and seized It.
Then Ryan, who had notified the a week.—$1.50 a year.