Miscellany: Teeth

Mathias Blau of Chicago persuaded his wife, Helen, to have all her teeth pulled. Then he refused to buy her false teeth because, he said, it was cheaper to feed her on soup than on solids. Mrs. Blau went to court, was awarded two sets of store teeth and at least a beefsteak a week. Judge Jonas told Mr. Blau that he had committed "the meanest trick" he had ever heard of.

Watches

Joseph Davidson of Chicago had a pretty girl, an automobile, a dozen watches and diamond rings. He drove into a gasoline station, said to the attendant: "Listen, sport, I'm in...