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A good joke.--I must tell a good thing that occurred here, apropos of General Smith. On his arrival he made his way to General Magruder's office. But one staff-officer happened to be in, and, as young men sometimes will do, he was occupying a position more comfortable than elegant, with his back to the door, singing “Dixie.” General Smith interrupted him with: “Is this General Magruder's office?” The young officer broke off his song only enough to reply: “Yes, sir.”

General S.--“Is the General in?”

Officer--“No, sir.”

General S.--“Will he be in soon?”

Officer--“Don't know, sir.”

General S.--“How long has he been gone?”

Officer--“Don't know, sir.”

General S.--“Where is he?”

Officer--“Don't know, sir. It is not my work to keep him.”

General S.--“Ahem! My name is Smith.”

Officer--“Yes. Good many Smiths about — several been to see the General.”

General S.--“They sometimes call me Lieutenant-General Smith.”

Officer--“The deuce you say!”

The officer turned a very rapid summerset, and disappeared in a twinkling.--Mobile Advertiser.

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