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JOHN WAS TOO FAT JAIL:
Lf John Grier were not so fat,
or if the windows in his home at
2420 South La Salle street had
been a little bigger, he might
have been a free man today, en
titled to the pursuit of life, liberty
As it .is, John is badly beaten
up and behind bars.
.John, is a negro. He had one of
those nights last night and wak
ened up with a head like three. So
he turned in and beat up his wife,
Mary, just to show how he felt.
He was making a thorough job
of it when the neighbors tele
phoned to the police and Police
man John King answered the
call and tried Grier's doon
The door was locked. .King
tailed' on Grier to open it. Grier
replied with five revolver shots
through the. door. King started
to break down the door. It took,
him ten minutes.
When King at last got into the
house all he could svee of Grier
was the rear portion. I he other
was out of the window, and Grier
could neither get the hind part of
himself out nor the front part in.
Grier, however, still had one
shot in his revolver, ' He tried it
on the policeman. The revolver
missed fire. King seized the op
portunity and ajiroonlhandle and
used tha.t effective weapon in the
same way and on the same place
as mother-used to use the slipper.
After King had satisfied his
outraged dignity in this manner
he arrested Grier, who now will
have to answer about sixteen
charges wife-beating, assault-.
ing an officer, assault witK a
deadly weapon and any other the
police happeii to think of.
NEW FORM OF BOYCOTT.
Checotah, Okla., Aug. 13.
Every 'phone receiver in this city
was taffen off the hook today and
every one will stay off until the
'phone company signifies its will
ingness to improve the service.
The residents of the city have
been kicking about the service for
some time. Their kicking didn't
get them anything, so they ae
now going to try their novel form
A Soft Snap.
"That man over there," said the
landlord of the Pruntytown tav
ern, indicating with a jerk of his
thumb an exceedingly comfortable-looking
by-passer, "is in
some respects the most remark
able citizen you ever saw. He
actually don't want to be post
"That is certainly a s'tranere
state of mind for a prominent cit
izen to be in," replied the wash
ing machinevagent, who had trav
eled widely and knew many,
things. "How do you account for
his amazing eccentricity?"
"Well, I guess it's- b'uz he is
married to a rich widow, and
don't even have to take the trou
ble to set back in an easv chair
and be impudent to the-public in
order to make a living.
To find the number of pounds
in a chunk of ice divide the cubic
inches by .30,. . l