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JCoyrrftht. 29C8, br American PtTM A
. Montgomery Stoat's business often
keeps hta late at hia office, at
^ras when fundi come la after tank
lours he carries them home with M?r
-1 street car line passes within a few
minutes' walk of his house, and la this
distance lies the only danger. He car
ries a rerolrer. but what use Is a
weapon when one la dropped by a tao
on the back of his head?
Stout was one of a younger set of
tnen In his suburb who wer* together
* great deal and constantly joking one
another. He talked to them about his
nocturnal trips home, his fear of
footpads and what be hoped to acconf
plish In case, of attack. One night
when he waa passing a dimly lighted
place between the street car line and
41s house he was seized from behind
tV both arms, a hand was throat In
W* pocket and 1300 in bills taken, to
gether with his revolver, sp that when
the robbers ran away he had no
weapon with which to pursue Hn?m
On reaching his bouse he found sev
eral of his friends, whom he excitedly
told of his adventure and his loss
They sympathized with him deeply,
and while doing so two others of the
set Mark Hamlin and Ben Turner,
walked In. Stout was somewhat sur
prised to find callers so late at night
It was 11 o'clock?but after alt. there
was nothing remarkable In their visit.
After listening to his account of the
robbery and asking many questions,
? Mark Hamlin handed him the pocket
book of which he had been robbed
-and confessed himself the robber.
Then there was a general jollifica
tion. Stout brought out drinkables and
cigars, and all agreed that a very
Amusing and practical joke had been
Some months after this Stout was
again on his way home at night, this
time with 51,000 in his pocket that had
come In late, when at the very same
?spot as before he heard the order:
At the same time he felt the cold
tauzzle of a gun near his car and hands
relieving him of everything he pos
sessed. Then the man with the gun
said to him:
"You walk around the block before
jou go home and remember that you're
watched. Any attempt to use a tele
phone for the next half hour will re
sult In a bole In you.**
Now, the threat was lost on Mr
Stout, for he knew It had only been
made as a bluff. The robbers would
not bo likely to wait to see that he
completed his walk. Besides, the
-voice that gave the order was very
?like that of Mark Hamlin.
"Just wait a bit my line fellow"
thought Stout, "and well see whom
the joke is on this time."
He was within a stone's throw of his
house. Darting to it. he went In, got
a revolver?the robbers had taken the
one he carried?ran back on tiptoe to
find them dividing tho spoil under t
"Hands up!" he yelled In a sten
There were but two men, and bott
raised their bands.
"Leave t! ?? things on the sidewalk,"
<r1ed Stout, "and, mind, no lowering
Sto-:r said this to gain time to ?Mnir
Tl*e men remained motionless.
"Now turn your backs and go on
down the street"
The men hesitated, then after a word
with each other did as they were told
Stout followed till he came to his prop
erty, picked up every article, then
tired his revolver.
At the shot the robbers took to their
heels, and Stout went home and to
bed chuckling at the way he had got
?even with his practical Joking friends.
The next morning he telephoned "the
gang" that Hamlin would break a bot
tle of wine at noon at a popular restau
rant telephoning Hamlin also to be
there. At half past 12 all had arrived
?except Hamlin, who came a few min
"My friends," said Stout "this prac
tical Joking has gone far enough. I
drove off two of you last night and
recovered the property you had taken.
One of the two I know. Mark Hamlin,
you owe me and this party the wine."
"I? The wine? What do you mean?"
"X mean this: When you played your
game on me some time ago and I
found the boys at my house, you and
Bill Turner coming in later with mv
pocketbook, I took the joke good
aaturedly and opened my larder. Last
night I turned the tables, drove you
*way and recovered my property. You
owe the wine."
Hamlin stood gaping at his friend in
"Do you mean to say I robbed you
"Come: no bluffing! I made you and
jour pal, whoever he was. drop the
swag. I got it and firod a shot after
you to scare yon. at which you took to
Hatnlin continued to gape, but the
otherg told him to own up like a man
and pay Uie w Inc. He made another
offer at a denial, but being met with
'the cry "Shamer poshed the hot
I ton and uiJtrtd in ctmwp*gne. For
?n boor there **? * merry party-all
except Hamlin, who new opened hi*
? Booth, besting the chaff friend*
without irritation. At the end of the
feast~~hie said: * "" '
"I give yon all my word of honor
that X had no connection whaterer
with this robbery."
f Then the party looked at one asottaec.
Tor heaven's . sake," exclaimed
Stont, "did I jet the better of a pair
of real robbers?"
kna there was an explosion ef laugh
ter. T. DE WITT BO WHAN.
How the Dainty Odor* Are Coaxsd
From Freshly Picked Floww*.
Glass sheets held by frames a few
finches apart are smeared rather
thickly vith lard, and between these
ifceets the freshly picked blossoms
ire scattered, touching the frames,
bnt not being pressed Dy them. In
one day the oil of the flowers exudes,
the bird absorbs the precious
drops. If the flowers are plentiful,
they imy be changed as often as
every six hours and in the case of
jonquils thirty times. Jasmine is
usually changed eighty times before
the layers of lard are entirely satu
rated. When the lard has absorbed
as much oil as possible from the
flowers, it is melted and dissolved in
purified alcohol made from grain.
When this mixture is filtered, the
concentrated extract may be redis
solved in spirits, diluted or mixed
with other oils, according to the
strength or quality desired.
' Attar of roses and neroly, the
base of cau de cologne, are made by
a different method. The perfume
may be extracted by an ordinary
rocess of distillation if a very even
eat is maintained, but the usual
method is the bain marie. A large
"kettle of lard is immersed in a tub
of water at the boiling point until
the grease reaches a uniform tem
perature and is entirely melted.
Into this warm lard the petals of
orange blossoms or of roses arc
thrown. The petals remain a day or
less in this hath, and then the in
odorous wilted flowers are removed
and fresh ones submerged until the
miftiiro attains the desired strength.
The women beat the mixture into a
cream. After the pomade is made
the oil may be shipped in this state
or distilled and sold in its concen
trated form as attar of roses or ne
roly or diluted to the strength of
"perfume" or eau de cologne.
Twenty thousand pounds of rose
petals are required to make one
pound of attar of roses, valued at
about $200. A thousand pounds
approximately of the petals of the
flower of the bitter orange are nec
essary to make a pound of neroly,
valued at $20 on an average.?Jane
Rosamond White in World Today.
He Wanted a Smotn.
An old Welsh preacher in his
eightieth year, who was an invet
erate smoker, was one day driving
out with his servant, also noted for
the quantity of tobacco he con
Suddenly the trap overturned,
with the old underneath, the
groom having succeeded in jump
ing on to the hedge.
A crowd of men by whom the old
man was almost worshiped at once
rushed to the spot and proceeded
to raise the capsized vehicle, believ
ing that the old gentleman was seri
ously hurt, if not killed.
They had raised one side of the
trap when he thrust his head from
beneath and addressed his servant:
"George, have you got a light?"
lie ws3 at an informal session,
tits? cue of the regular meeting!
of a religious convention, that the
New Hampshire minister told soma
of his best stories. "There is on*
man in our church," he said, "who
is as good as gold, but so long wind
ed that he tires everybody oat.
"At one time it was suggested by
one of the deacons that in order to
avoid the extreme length of this
good man's remarks at prayer meet
ing we might make a five minute
"This I inaugurated at the next
meeting, .and it was cheering to. us
all to see that when the long winded
man rose to speak he held sis open
watch in his left hand.
"When the limit was all but
reached he said, Tinding, my dear
friends, that I have only a few sec
onds left in which to speak and
having much to say, I will throw
the rest of my remarks into the
form of i prayer.'"
A Sold Stop*
^ overcome the well-grounded and
W"??t^obj?cttocB of the more tote}.
^?raaetoe^ decMrt to m?ke ? bold
departure Own the tmul course pursued
bj ?c makers of put-up modidnc# for do
?wtlc We. snj.eehaa published broad
cast and oxmfxo the whole world, a fun
*nd qxnpfrte jat of -mil the ingredient*
^ twine toWthe composition of his widely
practitioners of mediae.
>f tbeir sciuawa. In fact. one of the
??kT?latb!o ntCIrin*] Ulan ta ?nterinr Into
?: Dt~ i>laIOT'5 Favorite Pre
JTit?-edT for Wol*?o? ?U tbo wom
- painful periods, tonlnr up th
1 ""W Matec
a by ill <Sc*ton In c^dldne.
That main disadvantage in moving
pictures around?the bright patches
left on the walls where they hare
Ixnng?Is obviated by the- scheme of
one housewife. She drives a. brass- |
headed tack Into each lower comer of
the picture frame*. In this way the
pictures are held out from the wall
a fraction of an Inch, allowing the alt
to circulate behind theia.
Acetylene to Raise Ship*.
Sunken eMjm may now be refloated
by means of acetylene gas. An expert
ment was tried successfully on a ten
ton bor.t In the River Seine. The boat
was raised by means of small bal
loons inflated below the water with
acetylene gas generated from the solid
carbide of calcium. The inventor, M.
Ducasse. professes Jo foresee the ap
plication of the invention to phlps to
prevent their foundering in collisions ;
The Best Teacher.
While so called, experience Is never
addressed as "Dear Teacher."
xf1 ba^e opened a first-class, olean
Meat Market in the Waggenerold
&"?*>?. ^?erof First *U(1 Main
^ea?flh tfy StJ'J1 timeBto
piease and be accommodating to mv
SIhSS T2Laim t0 butcher noth
ing but the best, and will keep at all
A. N. BURDETT
Have fou a Farm
Or Town Property Yon Wlah to Stll or
Do Yon Want to Bay a
Or Town Property? If ao write naatonoe.
SHIPLET A SOMERVILLE.
Rkal Estatk Aor^cr,
Jan. 19 tf P0mt pieasaot, W. Va.
W. EE. BOGGESS,
Expert Piano Tuner
orders with L. 8HJLPJLET
JOHN H. HUGHES
Cor. First and Decatur Sts., I
Would like to have part of your trade.
We keep a full line of i
Vegetables and Produce
aU the time. Send In your order. We
will appreciate it.
An old woman on the witness stand
at Belllnzona, Switzerland, gave her
age as 102. But It was ascertained,
on cross-examination that ahe was
106. She explained that she was
"ashamed of being so old."
A Common Cold.
We olaim that if caching oold
oould be avoided some of the most
dangerous and fatal diseases wonld
never be beard of. A oold often
forms a oulture bed for germs of
infeotiouB diseases Consumption,
pneumonia, diphtheria and scarlet
fever, fonr of the most dangerons
and fatal diseases, are of this olass.
The oulture bed formed by the
oold favors the development of the
germs of these diseases, that would
not otherwise find lodgment There
is little danger, however, of any of
these diseases being contracted
when a good exgeotorant oongh
medioine like Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy is used. It oleans ont
these oaltare beds that favor the
development of the germs of these
diseases Thatis why this remedy
has proved so universally soooess
ful in preventing pneumonia. It
not only onres your oold quiokly,
but minimizes the risk of oontraot.
ing these dangerous diseases. For
sale bjJ WM Hooff.
To Be Popular.
It Is astonishing how much yon cuk.
learn from people in social Intercourse,
when you know how to look at then
rightly, bat It te a tact that yon can.
only get a great deal out or them br
giving them a great deal yoaraeld.
The more yon radiate yourself. th?
more magnanimous you are; the more
generous of yourself, the more you
will get back.
Making "Fun" of Ear Washing.
Should the small child object to
having his ears washed use a shaving
brush in place of a brush, and the op
eration will be completed with satis
faction and ease on both sides.?Good
Ghamberlatna's C<agli Remedy
tbe Most Popular Because
tt Is tbe Best.
"I have sold Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy for the past eight yean,
and find it to be one of the best,
selling medioines on the markets
For babies and young obildrea.
there is nothing better in the line
of oough syrups," says Paul Allen,.
Plain Dealing, La. This remedy
not only oures tbe coughs, oold?
and oroup bo oommon among young
ohildren, but is pleasant and s&ffr
for them to take. For sale by J
W M Hooff.
Successful Men Not Fussy. "
Peace and happiness cannot exlrft
in the vicinity of an individual who
has a mania for setting everybody
right He Is generally unfitted for of
fice, being one of the exasperating peo
ple who are continually saying what;
they would do while really doing noth
ing at all. It Is usually the sluggard}
or idler, who stands about and watches
others work, who can suggest a dozen*
ways la which they can do better.
WAIfTED?Reliable, energetic man
to sell lubricating oils, greases and
paints in Mason and adlolninj? coun
ties. ^ Salary or commission. Fairfax
Refining Co., Cleveland, Ohio. I w
This is a oommon form of mus
cular rheumatism. Ho internal!
treatment is needed Apply Cham
berlain's Liniment freely thre?
times a day and a quiok onre iat
certain. This liniment has proven,
eepeoially valuable for muscular
and ohronio rheumatism. Sold by
IS COMPLETE IN EVERY DETAIL
Fine Watches,'^Rich Cut Glass, Silverware in Sterling
Beautiful Line of Umbrellas
An entire new stook of Rings. China, Bracelets, Belt Pins
Back Combe and Jewelry.
Toilet Ware in Sterling,
Ebony and Silver Plate
ASK TO SEE OUR LINE OF FOUNTAIN PENS,
CLOCKS, CHAFING DISHES, BRASS
Remember thatin buying for two stores we get bettei
prioes and give bur oastom-'B the benefit.
Yonr careful inspection our stook invited at all times
?all goods engraved free.
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