ANECDOTE COMPETITION.


The following note has been received from last week's prize winner: -

Dear Sir, - I was very pleased when I saw I had won the prize for the
anecdote competition. Please forward me an order on Mr. TAGGART. Thanking you very
much.

Robert H, MYERS,
47, John-street, Moor Row

The order has been forwarded.

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PRIZE WINNER.

A schoolmaster, who thought himself exceptionally clever, said to his boys
one day:

"To the boy who can tell me a riddle, which I cannot guess, I will give five
shillings."

A few riddles were given, but were answered correctly. At last, one boy
said: "I know a riddle which I do not think you can guess."

"Very well," said the master, "Tell it to me."

"Why am I like the Prince of Wales?" asked the scholar.

This the master tried to answer, but at length he had to give up.

"Why," answered the boy, "because I am waiting for the crown" (five
shillings), and the crown the master obliged to give.

John WEIR,
5, John-street, Moor Row.


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Colliers are very fond of dogs, and generally, in their leisure hours, walk
about with the favourites. One of the class, a well known dog fancier, was
seen toiling through Whitehaven with a wheelbarrow, but without his customary
canine companion. A chum met him.

"Hello, Geordie, where's ta gaen?"

"Just doon the town for some bacca."

"But thou doesn't want a barrow for that."

"No, ah don't," was the answer; "but, thoo sees t' pup's deid, an' ah mun
ha' company."

W. H. GARLAND,
Wasdale head.


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An Allonby yeoman in relating what he saw when dining at the house of a
great man, said:

"Barn, they hed mahogany doors, an' whushins till their chair backs, and
stuff for dinner 'at they co't bluemanj."

Harold IRWIN,
Pennington Arms, Ravenglass.


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One day not far from Whitehaven, a son of the Emerald Isle was sent by his
master to purchase a cooking stove. On reaching the ironmonger's shop, Pat was
greatly surprised at the following announcement he saw in the window: -

"Buy one of our patent cooking stoves, and save half the fuel."

"Bedad," said Pat, "I'll buy two of them, and save the whole of it."

E. PHIZACKLEA,
The Crossing, Drigg.


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