One of a hundred.
A rural conscript appeared before the Eastern Board
of Enrolment, and desired to be exempted forthwith, that he might return to his country home.
“What are your claims?”
demanded the Doctor
“I'm entirely dependent upon my mother for support
,” was the innocent reply.
Whereupon, thus the Doctor
, while a smile faintly illumined the face of the Board: “I am happy to assure you, my honest-hearted friend, that the Government
is prepared at once to relieve your mother of so unsuitable a burden, and assume your entire charge and expense during the next three years, without the slightest recourse to the maternal fount for support or succor.”
The young draftee appeared a little bewildered, and referred to the papers to ascertain what was the matter.--Providence Journal