A Polite Man.–“My dearest uncle,” says a humorous writer, “was the most polite man in the world. He was making a voyage on the Danube and the boat sank. My uncle was just on the point of drowning. He got his head above water for once, took off his hat and said, “ladies and gentlemen will you pleae excuse me” and down he went.”
Originally published in The Guernsey Times of Cambridge, OH on 30 Mar 1865 pg 1.