ingf nigh. The audience was hold
ing its breath in anticipation How
D'Artagnan would face them and
slay them one 'by one !
When, just before he took his
cue, the stage manager whisper
, ed something into Ragsdale's ear,
he became livid, then purple.
With a bewitching smile of
nonchalance, Lonsdale crossed
swords with the heavy. -The first
stroke and parry sent a thrill
through the audience and like
wise through Dennis O'Hagan,
for the "heavy" was not the
actor, Thos. Ragsdale, any more.
"You damned puppy!" he cried,
loud enough to be heard in the
street, "you would insult my wife,
would you, you whelp !"
And with that he grabbed Lons
dale Von Ruville by the nape o'f
the neck and with the flat side of
his sword figuratively caned the
leading man into a frazzle.
"Take im off! 'Take 'im off!"
bawled Von Ruville in terror,
dropping his sword. "He's kill
He fell to his knees in abject
fear, and O'Hagan's musketeer
boots started a tattoo on his back
that lasted as far -as the stage
door. Then the curtain fell with
the audience roaring.
Just as -matters had been ad
justed back of the footlights, so
had they out in front. Every
body came to see things in their
A New York widow gave up
$10,000,000 to marry a lawyer
Maybe some other lawyer'll get
PLEDGED HIMSELFTO ONE
TERM KEPT WORD
T. Roosevelt would probably
blow up if anybody hinted there
was any 'similarity between him
and Rutherford B. Hayes, the fel
low who nosed Samuel J. Tilden
out of the presidency by one vote
in -the electoral college (185 to
182) in 1876, but the fact remains
that one episode in the career of
each is identical. .
In campaign speeches in 1904
Teddy declared that, if elected, he
would not seek another term.
In his campaign speeches in
1876 Hayes made exactly the
That's as far as the similarity
goes. Hayes was not a candidate
for renom'ination in 1880. Maybe
the fact that he couldn't have
landed the job anyway had some
thing to do with it he had of
fended tig party bosses and these
same fellows were afraid to run
him again in the bargain, because
the country was pretty sore at
what a lot of people believed was
the theft of the presidency from
Tilden but Hayes 'didn't even
think about trying.
Incidentally, it's an interesting
fact that Hayes is the only presi
dent before Roosevelt who ever
tied that single term string onto
If you use an oil stove have a
piece of sheet iron cut the size of
the'top of your stove ; lay this iron
over the top. It will keep down
all the soot' and keep the kettles
and pots clean.
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