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Fred Laub's Specials for
Thursday, Dec. 14
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People's Cash Meat Market,
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Baer's Lancaster Almanac
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VOLUME EIGHT. NUMBER 205
AKRON. OHIO, FRIDAY EVENING. DEOcMBER 15. 1899.
PRICE ONE CENT
Tho' of Tender Name,
Proved to be Quite an
Old Bird After All.
After Being Twice Mated
With Young Loves,
lie Planned an Elopement With
ixplolls of a Former Akron Man
In Jail Now.
Henry Cblok, nged 44, was arrested
at North Lawrence charged with
adultery, pleaded guilty, was lined
MOO and the costs, and sentenced to
DO days In the Canton work house.
Two weeks ago Chick got off a
train at North Lawrence, nccompan
led by n woman, aged 21, and nn
olght-monthB' old babe. The woman
was the wife of a Mr. Endfleld of Mt.
Pleasant, Pa. Bho Is the mother of
According to testimony developing
at the trial, Chick, until within the
last two years, had lived in Akron.
It was here that his first wife, whom
he had married while quite young at
Unlontown, Pa., was divorced from
him, returning wltlr her four child
ten to Pennsylvania.
.In November, 1809, Chick. mat Miss
Mary A. Myers, aged 20, at Masslb
tance was married to her at Dalton.'
In the following February the sec
ond wife, who had been married at
the age of 14 to n. Norwalk young
man, abandoned her newly-made
husband, Chick, and returned to the
Chick then returned to Pennsyl
vania, w as given a good home by
Mr. Endfleld, but abused his hospi
tality by eloping with his wife.
Will be on the Line of
Formal Contract Entered Into With
Citizens $10,000 Bonus.
Mr. H. B. Camp's railroad will be
txtended to Woostor.
A committee of business men of
that city called upon Mr. Camp
Tuesday and a formal contract was
entered intft for tho completion of
Ihe road. Wooster gives Mr. Camp
Tho road extends from Ashland to
Shrove. The distance of the lattor
place from Woostor Is 10 miles nnd
work will bo pushed rapidly. Tho
road is now 65 milos In length and Is
doing a lino business.
Claim That Station Will
Not be Built.
Said That Closing Maiden Lane Alloy
Would Stop It.
A protest fllod against the vaca
tion of Maiden Lane alley near
Webster, Camp & Lane's shops, with
the City Council Monday night,
stated that closing the thoroughfare
would frustato plans for the erection
of a new passenger depot.
This had reference to the Northern
Ohio Railroad Co.'s station. Ofllc
ials of the company claim that they
are ignorant of any suoh plans. Tho
building of a now depot Is not con
templated for the near future they
Will bo Brought to Akron Great
Scarcity of Houses.
Within tho next two woeks tho
entire equipment of tho Qpohrlng
Manufacturing company's Chicago
plant will be brought to this city.
The machinery will be put In oper
ation in tho company's now plant In
The Chicago force number 100 em
ployes and when the now plant Is
started that number will bo greatly
increased. It Is not known how many
of the Chicago pooplo will follow the
company to this olty, but it is sup
posed that a large proportion will
not come. This will creato a large
opening for Akron labor within a
short time. The Goehring company
Is experiencing great dltlloulty In
finding houses for Its employes, Only
six vacant houses can be found in
the South End and many times that
number are needed.
What Do tho Children Drink?
Don't Rive them tea 01 cofTee Havi'iou
tried tho now food drlnlt called OUAIN-O?
It Is delicti us and nouilshlngnml tokos tho
phtcoot cofTee. rhomoreOrain-o vou give
the children the more health ou distribute
through their a stems GRAIPt-Ot. tunde
of pure grains, and when properl) prepared
tastes Ilko tho choice grades of coffee hut
costs ubout one-fourth ns much. All gro
cers sell It. l&cnudJ&c. 3
Exercises of Washing
Appropriate Program Rendered by
Masonic Fraternity Last Night.
The Masonlo fraternity held appro
priate, memorial exorcises of the
centennial anniversary of Washing
ton's death Thursday evening,
About 400 members and friends were
present. After a sumptuous colla
tion, the guosts enjoyed tho freedom
of the Mason's magntfloent rooms
and spent the remainder of tho even
ing In a social way.
A program had been arranged nnd
was given as follows:
Prayer, Ho v. Jas. II. W. Blake;
solo, Prof. W. A. Putt; address,
"Washington as a Mason," Trof. C.
O. Hates; solo, Prof. W. A. Putt; ad
dress, "Woman," Col. John O.
Bloomfleld; singing, Amerloa, aud
ience; benediction; Rev. Jas. H. W.
Capt. George Billow acted as mas
tor of ceremonies.
The exercises were in charge of
tho following committees: From
Akron lodge,'Josoph Huglll,W. E.
Langdon, John Crisp; from Adonir
am lodge, J, Asa Palmer, W. J.
Emory, R. P. Burnett; committee on
music, Geo. W- Schick; committee
on refreshments, John Hut ton;. com
mitteo on printing, Geo. L, Ourtlco.
Artists Appeared at St, Mary's Hall
Mao Eoy'srtlbernlcon and Irish
comedy company had a good nud
lence at St. Mary's hall Thursday
night, and the performance was of a
refined and amusing nature. Thos.
A. Russell, the singing Iilsh come
dian, in the musical Irish opibodo,
"Barnoy, the Guide," was a Buccess.
Thursday afternoon a mitluoe was
given to the children. The company
will appear at the same hall tonight,
and a largo audience Is expected.
New Qentury CJub.
Mrs. A. E. Helntselman was host
ess at the olub's rogulai meeting
Mrs. H. Bears opqnpd the program,
Introducing her hearers anew, to
Louis XIV His Court and His
Times," showing that he reigned
completely ove,r hfff people.
Mrs. Chas. MUllkln In a well pro-
pared paper tjq of the French lan
guage and lltorature.
The hostess then favored the club
with a piano solo, This was followed
by Mrs. T. E. Wells, whose subjeot
was: "The Drama, In FrBnce Before
Itohlntr pllosf NoYermlndif nhv-
slelans have Jailed to cure you. Try
uonn b uiuuneiu, jQ failure there;
0 cents at any drug store.
Henderson Might Have
Escaped From Jail.
Taken From Stark County to Peniten
tiary Trial Next Year.
Tuesday a coach drew up to tho
rear door of the Stnrk county Jail,
two handcuffed men and one woman
prisoner, were hastily loaded In, the
door wos slammed shut and the
horses struck out on a lively pace for
the Ft. Wayno dopot, Baj s tho Now s
Democrat. Tho prisoners w ero Win.
Henderson, John Vaughn and Mar
tha Lewis, all bound for the Ohio
penitentiary at Columbus. Vaughn
goes back to finish his sentence for
burglary in Portage county. Then
ho will begin 011 tho three yoars ho
got In this county. Martha Lew Is
goeB to work for tho state two years.
Henderson w as taken back at tho
order of Judgo McCarty owing to the
Insecurity of tho Jail and tho fact
that It will bo soveral weeks at least
before ho can be tried. His case will
probably notcomo up before the lat
ter part of February or March.
Use Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup si onco, II
your child has croup or bronchitis.
Waste no time; delay maybe dan
gorous. Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup
cures at once. It is a safe ana In
fallible remedy. All druggists sell
It fer 25 cents. 11
An Ashland Bride.
Mr. John E. McAllister of Akrou
was united in marriage to Miss Ada
Johnston of Ashland by Squire J. O.
For fine plumbing call on O. M
Oberlln for prices.
Jomti WMtcomli rtlley'a Joke.
Janus Whlfcouib Kile) ami No wcio
a pecullai pilr. Ihe) wero everlast
ingly plajlug practical Jokes
I leinembcr when wo were riding to
gether in the smoking compartment
betw ccn Columbus nnd Cincinnati Mr.
Njo Mas a great smoker, and Mr. Riley
did not dislike tobacco. An old farm
er tame o er to Mn-Nyc and said:
"Are jou Mr. Riley? I heatd you
was on the train"
"No, I am not Mr. Rile). Ho Is over
"I knew bis father, and I would like
to speak with hlra"
"Oh, spiak with him, job Hut he Is
denf, nnd 5011 want to speak loud"
bo the funnel went oer to him and
said In a loud voice.
"Is this Ml. ltlley?" , t
"Er what 1"
"Is this Mr. Rllcj ?" J
"What dlilj on Bay?" !.
"Is this Mr. Rile ?"
"Riley, es" J
"I knew oui father."
"No bother." j 1
"I knew our father."
"I knew Our father."
"Oh, so did II
And In a few moments the farmer
henul him talking lu an ordlnar tone
of voice Satuidny Livening Tost.
Two I allies of. raalilon Meet.
A famll living lu a North Sldo flat
welcomed a now housemaid last week.
The girl had Just como fiom Michigan,
and her appeaiauco was prepossess
ing, goon aftci her advent It was dis
covered that she was Inclined to treat
tho family with a patronizing air.
"Mar, j on must do better, or I shall
have to lliid some ono to take your
place," tho mlsticss remarked the oth
"I don't allow ail ouo to speak to
me that vvaj," replied Mar, with a
toss of bet head. "I'm Just as good as
ou are, and I want you to kuow It "
Mary flounced out of thu room and
returned In two minutes with the
weekl paper from her town. Among
the Hoclnl items was tho following;
"Miss Mary Hanson has gone to Chi
cago to spend tho winter. Miss Han
sou Is an acknowledged hello In the
leading circles of Snwdust Creek."
Maiy waited until her eniplocr bad
had time to lead tho "peisonal," and
then sho said with withering scorn;
"As I have always been accustomed
to going with the best In my town and
as I don't believe ou ever buvo your
namo on tho society pngo of tho Sun
da papcis I guess I can't afford to
stay with ou"
Tho North hide woman declared the
domestic Incident closed Chicago In
"Arthur, deal," sho said, "I do wish
you would not use cigarettes"
"Because you don't know what Is In
"Oh, yes, I do I Why, for tho trifling
sum that cigarette eosts you get nico
tine, valerian, possibly a llttlo mor
phia and uny quantity of carbon "
Bhc looked up Into Ids ejes and mur
mured, "Arthur, dear, It does seem like
t baigaln, doesn't It?" Urlsbano Re
view. More than half a million sewing ma
chines aiu niailo every year In the
United States, being ulnc-tenths of all
those made on the globe. About "00,
000 persons are empIo)ed In this In.
The basin of tho St. Lawrence river
froitrN ii.iif.iHni Rniinrn innpu nr ur,i,,h
480,000 are lu Canada. . v J
'ihe retinue that accompanied this baby
to the photograph guller) where the In
fant's first picture wns tu he- taken con
slated of tho following persons:
Iho baby's father.
Tho I al y's mother.
The babv's maternal grandmother.
Tho bab 'a paternal maldcu aunt.
The hah)'s matt ran I aunt, uged about
Iho baby's Murk nurse.
Iho photographer had promised that ho
V ould uiilhe tour 01 Ave negatives that
would fittingly portnt) the phcnoim nai,
hitherto unprecedented beauty of thut
young one, and there was a look of do
or die determination on his countenance
whin, with nil of the buh's kinsfolk
standing around nnd i)lng him with the
suspicious guze of persons who think
the nio being hoodwinked by a profes
sional Incompetent, ho begun to udjtist
tho camera and haul the accessories of
tho studio aiound.
"A hi Sol" snld he finally. "Nov.,
madam" addressing the mother of the
iztraordluaiy bub, which was of course
regmded by all of its attendants as tho
most Inecnitarnlily heuutlfnlly nnd men
tal! brilliant bnh) alive, hi this or any
other lund "Jut put the little 0110 on
this ehah, nnd we'll see what'
"Wow eeow eeow m mi mum mam
eeow I" remarked tho baby quite audi
blj. "Ah, Reginald, googlcums, 00 must not
dot naughty now no Is having oo's tweet
'Ittle plctuio took," said Ihe mother, with
a worried expression ou her face.
"Reginald, my pieclous," said his
' Wow mum eeow!"
"Daw ling!" sold tho paternal maiden
"Hoo hoo mam wow!"
"Why, Reggy nnd 00 so boo'f'ly
d'eesed up, too," said his young maternal
"Blub blub mam mam wow I"
"W', honey, ain' yo' all uh goin tub re
good fo' u ole nu8s?" asked the old
"fling glug eeow I"
"Look a here, kid, just smoke up nnd
cut thrt funDy business out," said his
"Uck uck hoo mnm mam wow I '
Tho photogiapher stood ou one foot
and then on the other, smiling ckeerful
lj. The piotoginpher looked just as
happy as could he hut, dissembling In
the picseuco of infants' relatives Is a
pait of the photographing business
"The little one Is just a bit nervous,"
said lie pleasantly, "but no doubt he'll
presently como around all right, and
"Ng ug mam mam boo ovr!"
"It's because ho doesn't lileo stran
geis," said tho baby's mother, looking
sldewisc at the photographer.
"Well, d'ye want tho man that's going
to tako the picture to go ont In the
woods?" asked the baby's father.
"Does to pltfy little sing hate ze big
ugly man zat's takum its plclcr?" in
quired the baby's patepnl tnaiden aunt.
Just as If the photographer was some
where out in Minnesota, "'Docs' It huto
ze big ugly man's ugly1 whiskerzes?"
"llulb bulb ulg ulg wow !"
"Nice and vomplimentar to you, aren't
the, old man?" inquired tho baby's fa
ther of the photographer.
'Oh. that's nil right," said tho pho
togropher looking ni If he really recant
It. "The little chnp'll be all right la n
minute, and we'll then"
" Wovv-w ovv-w ow -w ovv-vvovv-w ow !"
"IIo'll have n spasm," said the mother.
"Ho's choking to denth," said tho
"Maybo ho has swallowed something,"
said the paternal maiden aunt.
"There may be a pin sticking In him,"
sold tho youug mnternnl aunt.
"De honey's toofums hunts it," said
tho black mammv.
"Ho's full of tho devil," snld the fa
thei. "Richard," enhl the baby's mother
warning!), "how can you say such a
cruel thing? Ho lias novel ncted this
w tt) before. He w auts mo to tako him."
"Glurg uck bnvv-eeovv!"
"WOn't It turn to g'an'ma?"
"Brruff mom ow !" ,
"It w ants Its old auntie."
"Won't it turn to Its ittle auntie?"
"He dun want ho ole brack miss, doan'
"Ho wants he old pa to club ho Ittlo
bead off!" onco more growled the baby's
father, and once 111010 he got a shorp
look from the baby's mother.
Ihe phenomenal Infant was carefully
orcihauled by all of Its attendants, who
stood around lu 11 elrelo offering sug
gestions, but It kept up a stend) scieani.
Tho photographei leaned against the
camern wth n hypocritical expression
of deep, serene content on his face. Then
the photographer's shock headed boy as
slstiiut crawled over to his boss and said
in'a hoaise whisper that all could hear:
"Sa), ma)le do kid wants a drink of
"Darned If I don't bellevo that's right,"
said tho bob)'s f other.
The black mommy got n glass of wa
ter and brought It to the still howling
Infant. Tho )Oiing one's bawls eeosed
the Instant he saw the gljss of water.
ho read fd out his hands foi It giecdlly,
all the wrinkles went out of bis red and
tear soaked faio and he drank neaily
the entire glassful I'our minutes latei
the photographei had threo lovely angel
child plctuics of him
"I knew ho wanted water all tho time,"
snld his mother.
' So did I." said his grandmother.
' So did I," said Ids paternal maiden
"So did I," said his young maternal
"Me, too," said the black mammy.
Then tho babj's father exchanged a
knowing look with tho photographer's
shork neurit d boy assistant, and the)
grinned. RehoVoth Kundaj Herald.
"""" A BIT OF HISTORY. '
The Result of 11 Xllnndcr of en Efiro
Tjio follovylng stoiy was told to tho
Chicago Tilbuuo correspondent at Ucr
llu by a dtplopiat to Illustrate the su
periority of professional consuls over
commercial consuls, but It Is equally
pertinent to Whlttlei's couplet
For of sll sid ftords of tongue or rcn,
Tho, udJeit srs these! ' U mighbive b?cn "
When Consul General Leo elo9 his
oQIco lq Havana just before tho out
break of war, ho took tho key to tho
Ijeiman consul, who was a merchant,
nnd offered to place the Inteicsts of
the United States and tbo lives and
property of Apierlean tesldcnts under
Iho protection of the German eogie.
He Informed his colleague ho wished
to reciprocate tho honor conferred upon
tho American consul at I'aris In 1870.
Without even noticing his govern
ment tho merchant consul at onco de
clined to assume tho responsibility 011
the ground that It would hurt his busi
ness General iLec then went to the
British rcprisentatlvp, a professional
diplomat, and he, of course, ueeepted
Iho trust as a high honor to his coun
try. Tbo Berlin foreign office heard of tho
matter some time afterward In a
roundabout way, as the storj goes It
was Intensely mortified, but It was
then too late to make an explanation
C.ciicial Lee, of course, Informed the
tccictnr) of state of the rebuff he had
received at tho hands of tho German
rcpicseiitntlve. As no explanation was
received from the banks of the hpiee.
It was assumed the consul acted under
Instructions, and his refusal to accept
an office which International courtesy
lenders almost obligatory was looked
upon as an Intentional slight.
The diplomat weut on to fay ho at
tributed the miserable Bqunbbles of tho
last tvv o ears largi ly to the blunder of
the egotistic consul Had Germany un
dcitakcn to watch over American In
terests In Cuba a diplomatic entento
would likely hnve ensued which would
have dissipated the suspicion 6ie was
plotting to Interfere. Admiral Dewey
would probably have hod no ground to
bellevo Admiral Dlederlchs wanted to
sh) his castor Into tho ring, public
opinion In German) would hnve been
moderated ond Admiral Kautz would
not have been called upon to show his
tettb to the captain of the Falke. for
there would have been no quarrel be
tween the English and Americans on
tho ono Land and the Germans on tho
other at Samoa. Such at least Is the
opinion of tho diplomat who told the
story, and It Is a true story.
An Old nallronder.
Early this fall the management of
the Baltimore uud Ohio railroad de
cided that tho uniformed force should
be provided with tcrvlee stripes, and
on the winter uniforms each inau lias
ouo or nioie gold stripes on his right
sleeve If ho has been In the service for
five or inoro )cars Tho gold strlpo
stands fui Jive years' continuous em
ployment by the conipan). Tiere Is
ono cmplo)ce, a halo and heart) old
man, with keen, undlmmed e)cs and
a spring) step, who has been in the
continuous employ of the company for
CO cirs W. II. Green Is his name,
but ever) body on tho lino calls him
Captain Green is probably the oldest
passenger conductor in tho world. If
ho Is not, ho has the best record, for
not once has he been suspended from
duty for any cause whatever. And
then, too, be has never been Injured
Green was born on Sept. 12, 1827, In
Cockcysvlllc, Baltimore, county, Md,
nnd entered the Baltlrnoio und Ohio
Bcrvlco March 3, 1830, as a freight
brnkeman Ho was promoted In two
tais to freight conductor and in 1&."7
was given a passenger tralu apd has
served In that capacity ever since Ho
Is now running through tralps between
Italtluioic and Cumberland, Md, and
wears ten service stripes on his tight
arm Washington I'ost.
She Took It.
The new housemaid, who had an
swered tho ring of tho postman, glanc
ed at the wrapper of tho magazine,
on which waa inscribed, "James Smith
Blchoo," nnd returned It to the mau
In tho gray uniform with tho remark:
' That Isn't for us. The name of the
people who llvo hero Is Smith."
"that's all light," he said, handing
"Weil, but tt Isn't nil right. Don't
jou suppose I know the name of tho
famll) Ibis Is for somebody named
Mchoo Can't you read?"
"ies That's how 1 got my Job You
can lead well enough to seo that the
first part of that namo is James Smith,
"Well, the Mcboo means March,
1000, tho tlmo it's paid up to. Guess
you'd better take It. You'ro a nice
looking girl, but our education ,s uot
quite complete. Good mouilug. Seo
jou again tomorrow," Chicago Tilb
une. Ihe Fence Will Stnr.
Two Atchison men decided recently
that their property would look better
with no dividing fence between and
took It down. It was elown a week
wlun both wopien ngieed to mako
tlulr husbands put up the fence again
'Ihe) had had no trouble, but n talk In
tho back ard without a fence to lean
on was like meat withqut salt. Iho
fence Is up to stay. Atchison Globe.
Some Queer Tastes.
Ho put his lingers In the open Iron
woik of the hotel lamppost to stead)
his weak knees, wiped the rain from
I Is face with a shaking hand and fixed
an uncertain eye on the windows of
the dining room. Ho was very drunk
III? face win pale and hairy. The thin
rain had soaked his rugs, Inside the
dining room well groomed men and
showy women pot In a glory of tinted
lights, In a room beautiful with table
tloweis, shllilpg with ajhor aud cut
glass warm wtl( ciinsnn walls dam
nsk curtains, plush carpets. Ihey lift
ed delicate food to solemn faces. They
smiled formally, Tho dripping observ
er kept his w qjery cj e en thein "Well,"
he said, In a volco of generous pity,
"shpose they're cnjoy'm'sclves In
tln'own way,"-rNew York Commercial
A gevore Summnrr,
"It's wonderful," Bald the man with
the solemn air of erudition, "what a
dinerencc a slight matter will wake lu
the world's estimate pf a man."
"It Isn't so In literature," was the an
swer. "A mail niust have merit
"Not necessarily, If he gets his spell.
Ing vvrong-that's plain Ignorance. Hut
If he gets his frets und logic nl twist
ed that's originality," Washington
THE DARDCn DISCUSSES THEM WITH
THE MAN IN HIS CHAIR.
Chanern t rot Throats Thnt Are ot
Often TiiLen Afltnnfnice Of Narrow
narapra I'rom Srrloaa Mlshapa 1
"Did It ever strike you," asked the
little barber, "how eaey it would bo
for the man that shaves you to kill
'1 lie man In tho chair sat up quickly
and looked carefully at the barber,
who was feeling the edge of the razor
with one finger. Tho barber smiled
to reassure ids customer and said
"It seems a queer question, 1 know,
but it Is a wonder to me that there
are not a number of people killed In
that way ever) car It would bo
tl 0 easiest thing In the world for the
barber us he wielded his razor to make
ono sweep with It and sever the Jugu
lar v e In, and ) ou w ould be dead almost
on the Instant. Suppose, for Instance,
that the barber should go ins mo
'Ihere 'would be nothing to prevent
hi) doing such a thing, and you would
have no warning nor any opportunity
to save )ourilf.
"Ihere Is always n chance of a seri
ous accident happening to the man In
the chair. 1 lmve seen a number of
such accidents and have a horror of
even nicking the man 1 ora shaving.
In fact, such nn occurrence makes mo
feel out of sorts for the rest of the
day. It was only n few days ago that
I almost had an accident that gave
me n great fright and completely un
nerved me. I was shaving a young
man, aud In passing from one side of
the chair to tho other a button of my
waistcoat caught in his hair. It pulled
a trifle, and he moved his head sud
denl) just ns 1 went to put the blade
to his face. I came within on see of
slashing him, nnd only a quick jump
back saved him. 'Ihe perspiration
stood out on me, and I had to call one
of the other men to finish shaving my
"But the worst accident fever caw
in a barbel shop occurred while I was
working lu a small town In the west.
One of the patrons of the place was
a business man whose 8-year old
daughter was lying at tho point of
death Her father put in most of his
time nt her bedside. One afternoon
while she was asleep he came in here
to get shaved He was so exhausted
tbiough lack of sleep that he fell
asleep linmedlatcl) after ho had taken
his seat In the chair next to the one
behind which 1 was at work.
"He dreamed that Bomo one had
come Into the place to tell him that
his child had died With a cr) of
alarm he started up just as the barber
laid the razor against Ids neck. Into
the flcsh.lt sank. He was not yet
thorough!) awake, and as he Imagined
that some one was holding him back
fiom his child he threw out his hand
to free himself, and his Angers closed
over the blade of the razor. So dazed
was he that ho could not realize what
had happened, but sat there lu tho
chali, with tho blood streamlug from
his throat and lingers
"The man who had done the cutting
was the Hist to act, although half
crazed He hurried for a doctor while
we stanched the flow of blood the best
we knew how. Uven as tho doctor
was nt work sewing up tho avouuds
a messenger came to say that the llttlo
girl had died suddenly In the greatest
ojoii), calling for her fath:r Just be
fore sho died He was under the In
fluence of ether at the time and did
not know, but afterward, when ho
beard of tho circumstances attending
her death, ho Insisted that he bad
heard hir call as he lay thcie asleep
In the chair and that it was her cry
that had caused him to make his Bud
"I'oi )ears after tho accident ho con
tinued to shave In the samo shop
where it had occurred, and It was
never mentioned He carried a re
minder of it for the remainder of bis
life In addition to tho scar on bis
tin ont, the fingers of his right hand
w ere all draw n up and useless
' Sudden movements while In the bar
ber's chair ai c alvv a) s apt to be attend
ed w Ith serious results, and I could re
call dozens of Instances where it has
been onl) tho merest chance that has
prevented serious If not fatal mishaps.
Mue times out of ten where the person
getting shaved receives a nick and la)s
the blame on tho barber he should
thank the wlelder of tho razor thnt It
wns no woise. Tho probabilities are
that It was quick action b) the barber
that prevented n bad cut. A slight
nick often would have been a case for
tho doctor or coroner wero it uot for
the watchfulness of tho barber. Hoio
csteida) I happened to draw blood
from a young fellow's face Deer his
ear, and lie mndo a great fuss ubout It,
until I showed him that It was only
tho sudden withdrawal of the razor
which resulted In tho slight nick that
prevented him losing a good part ot bis
ear. Then ho was grateful and thank
ed me, besides promising to be moid
careful In the future.
But there aro other ways tho barber
has of getting oven," continued the lit
tle barber after rebuilding one side of
his customer's face "Them Is no need
of his slashing a man He can Inflict
Injuries that will make his victim de
cidedly uncomfortable, ond at tho same
tluio the lattei will pot bo aware of
what Is being done." What the baiber
meant b this last remail; bis victim
did not ask New York Sun
r A Persian rtomanoc.
A Ters'au plaquo In the South Ken
slngton museum, London, bears bj
means of clever relief and brilliant col
or a lomantie talc, part legend and
I art hlstoi). Nobody knows tho pro
portion of each.
At all events. It Is declared to bo an
Incident In tho life of Baharum V of
tho Sassnulan dynasty. Iinlmium, ac
cording to legend and plaque, was a
wonderful aichor. During one of hit
hunting expeditions, on which bis fa
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Or end Opera House
Wrx.ncR F. Stickle, Mgr.
Mr. Chester De Vonde and his Big
Dramatic company. Direction of C.L.
Walters, in a repertoire of high class
Friday, Dec. 15, "Ten Ton Door."
of New Yorif." -
Saturday Night, "Shadows of the
High class specialties. Evening
prices 10c,20c,80c. Mat. prices 10c,20o.
vorite wife had accompanied b!m, he
shot u sleeping antelope with such pre
cision as to graze the animal's ear.
The antelope awoke and, believing
himself annoyed by n fl), put his hind
boot to his car to strike off the fl). A
second arrow sent by tho ro)al hand
fixed the antelope's hoof to his bom.
The ilng s w Ife merely said, "Prac
tice makes perfect," which touched the
pride of her royal spouse
Indeed, as the penalty for her plain
epeaklng, she was sent out Into the
mountains to perish, but Instead found
shelter In a village. Here she lodged
In an upper room esceuded by 20 steps
and, having bought a calf, carried It
up and down every day. The king,
passing by four years later, was amaz
ed at seeing a young woman carrying
a cow up a flight of SO steps. The lady
again took occasion to remark, "Prac
tice makes perfect," whereupon she
nuvellcd, wns recognized and restored
General Lord Paul Sanford Mcthuen
Is a descendant of the noted John Me
thueu, once loid chancellor of Ireland
and a diplomat of prominence. Ho be
gan bis army career as a lieutenant In
the Scots guards In 1S04, and as early
as 1S7! he was assigned to duty on tbo
Gold Coast. A )car later be was a bri
gade major at Ashantl. In 1877 he
wns military Bccietary to tho com
mander In chief In Ireland nnd for four
ears thereafter military attache nt
Berlin In 1S82 ho was traiisfcried to
Egypt. He was next commander ot
Methuen's Light horse and the Held,
force In Hechuaualaud and deputy ad
jutant general In South Africa He
received his present rank of major gen
eral In ISOO nnd was until recently In
command ot the hone district aryJ in
service on the Indian fiontler. Among
his peisonal friends Is Emperor Wil
liam of Germany.
Flga anil "Witchcraft.
Tvvo women of tho lower class wers
qiivi cling iolently the other evening
In Hen itree, a suburb of Exeter Ou
tiled to the other "You wretch, you
alvv a) s Leep a black uud a white pig,
eo that jou can witch usl Yon ought
to bo scragged I" Tho ono so addressed.
It seems, has lived in her cottage borne
20 years. She has during this period, it
is said, always kept u couple of pigs,
one of each color, and her neighbors
consider she does this so that she may
enjoy tho ery questionable powers of
witchcraft No batcher in the neigh
borhood w ill buy her pigs, as If ln yaa
known to do so bo w ould certainly logo
the local custom upon which bo relies.
Notes and Qaenes.
"Tho young man who gets cheated,"
cald the corn fed philosopher, "thinks
the other fellow wonderfully smart,
but tho elderly person who goes up
against it admits himself to bo a fooL"
When old bachelors kiss babies, the
babies don't like it any hotter than do
the old bachelors Chicago Record,
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