She Wanted Õem Long

Issue 3 and Volume 1.

She Wanted ’em Long A lady in Vicksburg, whose principal pastime is to visit the dry goods stores and “shop,” about three times a week, at each trip setting the salesmen in a frenzy of despair, happened to go into a store the other day, and after her usual inquiries regarding laces, ribbons, silks, and the many other articles sho had never thonght of purchasing, inquired: “Have you some real nice hose? ” The gentlemanly clerk answered, *• Yes, madam. We have something very new ; something in the way of ‘ Balbriggin,’ ‘Skyriggin,’ ‘8kipriggin ’ and ‘ Phenix ; ’ ” and he Vegan to pull down the various sorts. “ How do those suit, madam ? ” The lady examined them closely and, as was ! her usual custom, found nothing that pleased her. Said she: “Oh, dear! 1 want something longer than these. Haven’t you some that…

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