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Answering the phone, the priest was surprised to hear the caller introduce herself as an IRS auditor.
"But we do not pay taxes," the priest said. "It isnt you, Father, its one of your parishioner, Sean McCullough. He indicates on his tax return that he gave a donation of
$15,000 to the church last year. Is this, in fact, the truth?"
The priest smiled broadly. "The check hasnt arrived yet, but Im sure Ill have it when I remind dear Sean."
Columbus Day always reminds me of the brave exploration party Columbus assembled in 1492, with all four ships sailing off into the unknown. You remember the names of his four ships: The Nina, the Pinta, the Santa Maria and the Clyde. You dont hear too much about the Clyde anymore, since thats the one that sailed over the edge.
So one day, Gramma sent her grandson Johnny down to the water hole to get some water for cooking dinner. As he was dipping the bucket in, he saw two big eyes looking back at him. He dropped the bucket and hightailed it for Grammas kitchen. "Well now, wheres my bucket and wheres my water?" Gramma asked him. "I cant get any water from that water hole, Gramma" exclaimed Johnny. "Theres a BIG ol alligator down there!"
"Now dont you mind that ol alligator, Johnny. Hes been there for a few years now, and hes never hurt no one. Why, hes probably as scared of you as you are of him!" "Well, Gramma," replied Johnny, "if hes as scared of me as I am of him, then that water aint fit to drink!"
Dolphins are so intelligent that within a few weeks of captivity they can train a man to stand on the edge of their pool and throw them fish three times a day.
RAN OFF FROM RURAL HOMES.
Three Young Adventurers Caught by Carthage Police.
Three boys yesterday decided that the quiet duties of farm life were not suited to them. Their ambition called for something more exciting, more soaring. Their names are Lee Alsip, Claud Tourney and Artie Thomas, and they live about three miles north of town.
They bade farewell to their younger friends yesterday afternoon and told them that they were going to see the world.
Last night the Carthage police received word about the young runaways and were instructed to lock them up if found. The police kept a sharp lookout and last night about seven oclock the boys strolled in from Center Creek, but before they had time to see much of the city they were behind the bars of the city jail, awaiting the arrival of their fathers.
Messrs Tourney and Alsip came and took their sons home last night, but young Thomas spend the night viewing the world from behind the calaboose bars.
The boys were about 12 or 14 years old and were armed to the teeth as the officers found out this morning. When they were locked up last night they gave their pistols to the man that has charge of the jail. These weapons included a Smith & Wesson 32 bore pistol. The plunger, however, was too short to reach the caps and the boys exercised their mechanical genius by fastening a wire nail onto the hammer in such a manner that it did the work of the broken plunger. The other gun was a very old and rusty 22 caliber, seven-shooter. The ammunition they carried included a box containing fifty 22 shots, and about half a dozen 32 cartridges.
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