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THE CRIME

"Small habits well pursued betimes May reach the dignity of crimes."

NO WRITER ATTRIBUTED

SAM LLOYD'S NEWS PROBLEMS FOR THE DAY

Through the smoke of Popocatepeti

Comes a daughter of Ixtlixochiti.

A king of antique Aztec fame

To make the interesting claim

That of the family bush the fairest petal

Is one to make us mortals gasp a little.

No less than Edison by name.

Now Tomas of Teotihuacan

(Than whom no greater was in Yucatan).

Begat a son, who had a son.

Who chose for wife an English one.

Her son (nose, mouth, and chin proclaim the man

So runs the proof), most prominent American.

Is Thomas Alva Edison.

To be sure, Mr. Edison denies any knowledge of Spanish or Mexican royalty in the family, but the newspaper statement, "Inventor descends in straight line from Aztec ruler," nevertheless shows him to be every inch a king.

REPORTS DUE?

Sir:

When the President embarked for Europe the Dean regretted that, as a parting salute he had been unable to fire twenty-one undergraduates. As the Administrative Board met Tuesday in its post-Midyear session, I wonder what ceremonies the Office has in mind to welcome the President's return. U. PHONIUS.

Those who were awakened at dawn this morning by the rioting on Winthrop Street may find the explanation in yesterday's number of your paper.

"The Liberal Club meeting this evening is open only to full members."   COL. BYGAD.

MORE PATHETIC FALLACIES

Like an ignorant young Turk

Or Jap, I called it Albuquerque

For no one in Japan or Turkey

Would know that it was Albuquerque.   PACHYDERM.

Ignorant but unafraid

Oft I called the word decade.   WIN WURST.

As for the street which runs parallel to Washington and crosses Boylston at the Common, first prize goes for the correct pronunciation of its name. Is it Tremont, Tremont, Tremont, or Tremont?

CITY MOVES TO PREVENT FLOOD.   --Boston Herald.

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