A CANDIDATE canvassing his district met a Nurse wheeling a Baby in
a carriage, and, stooping, imprinted a kiss upon the Baby's clammy
muzzle. Rising, he saw a Man, who laughed.
'Why do you laugh?' asked the Candidate.
'Because,' replied the Man, 'the Baby belongs to the Orphan
'But the Nurse,' said the Candidate - 'the Nurse will surely relate
the touching incident wherever she goes, and perhaps write to her
'The Nurse,' said the Man who had laughed, 'is an inmate of the
Institution for the Illiterate-Deaf-and-Dumb.'