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Negro Business League of Kansas City.
F. J. Weaver, Pres.
E. A. Robinson, Secy.
Memhf.ru will nlensn renort anV mlatAke or ch&nTA of address to B
A. Robinson, Financial Secretary and Fiscal Aeent. Hell Phone Bast 751
AUTHOR AND WRITER.
C. A. Starks, 1125 Vine street. Bell phone, East 112S-W. .
Chas. Monroe, 2102 Woodland Auto & Hack Service. Bell East 6194.
Jas. Cowd.cn, 1617 E. 12th St. Automobile to hire. Bell East 26;
Home Main 1532.
Wm. D. Poster Auto Co., 1423 Porest, hire and repair; 'offlco Bell
Grand 1630W; res. phone Bell East 4417W.
Thomas Black, 7-PaBsenger Packard, Safety and Service. Bell, East
2833. Home, Main 6545.
Eureka Barber Shop and Pool Hall.
Jackson & Allen, 2401 Vine.
Bessie Evans' Cook Shop and Catering, 2428 Vine St.' Bell phone,
Henry Compton, home bakery, 1512 East 18th.
Susie Owens, 2329 Vine, .
George Purnell, 1312 Vine; East 4915W Bell.
Jas. Cowdcn, 1617 E 12th. Barber Shop and Bath. !
Burt Bros., 1422 East 18th St., Barber Shop and Pool Hall. Bell phone,
Wm. Lewis, Atlanta Pool Hall, Barber Shop and Bath, 1C09-11 E. 18th
St. Bell Phone, East 721.
William Dabbs, 1219 Baltimore; Grand 3125 Bell.
J. A. Jones, 1514 E. 18th St.; Home Phone Main 5119.
Palace Barber Shop, J. C. Hobbs, Prop., 1518 E. 19th St. Bell phone,
Wm. Stitts, Criterion Barber Shop and Pool Hall, 1717 East 18th St.
Jas. Hopkins, 2325 Vine St.
CAFES AND RESTAURANTS.
J. A. Reld, Daisy Cafe, 1610 E. 18th St.
Henry Compton, 1512 E. 18th St Bell phone, East 618.
Mrs. King, Eighteenth and Paseo.
Mrs. H. W. Dotson, 1705 E. Twelfth St. Phone, Bell 2214
Madame U. P. Scales, Northeast Cor. 5th and State, Kansas City, Kans.
R. W. Alexander, 1619 E. 18th St. Barbecued Meats.
Hughes & Buckner, 1514 E. 19th St. Barbecued Meats. Bell Phone,
M. Hunter & Son, 1319 E. 18th St. "M. C. Lunch Room."
Dora Tllson, Baltimore Cafe No. 2, 575 Grand Avenue.
Mrs. Lyda Franklin, Lincoln Cafe, 1312 E. 18th St
Mrs. Lydia C. Smith, General Secretary Y. W. C. A., Fifth and State
Avenue, Kansas City, Kans. Bell phone, West 1566.
R. B. Defrantz, Secretary Y. M. C. A., 1419 East Eighteenth Street.
Bell phone, Grand 885.
CLEANERS, DYERS AND TAILORS,
Laden Brothers, Cutters and Designers, 2420 Vine St. Bell, E. 4950J.
0. K. Cleaners and Dyers, guaranteed not to shrink any garment we
dye, 1113 East 18th; Bell Grand 2437.
R. Bennett, 1515 East Eighteenth; East 4746 Bell.
J. P. Basil, 1509 Main; Main 6449 Home.
John Holmes, 1903 Vine.
Wortham Bros., 1222 E. 19th St Bell Phone, Grand 3933-W.
G. W. Golden Steam Dye Works, 1605 East 18th; Bell East 539.
R. L. Hopkins, 2326 Vine St. "The Star." Bell Phone, East 3135.
D. W. West, 1718 Euclid. Phones, Bell East 3555; Home, Main 1169.
Henry Parks. 1509 East Eighteenth; Main 4905 Home, East 45 Bell
G. E. Arnett, 14th and Spruce, Baptist Church. .
Rev. G. H. Daniels, 2313 Vine Street. Home phone, Main 5618.
E. N. Cohron, State Baptist Missionary, 708 North 24th St., St Joseph,
Mo. Phone 2137.
J. R. Ransom, Pastor A. M. E. Church, Sth and Nebraska, Kansas City,
Kans. Bell Phone, West 2904.
S. W. Bacote, Pastor Second Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo. Bell
Phone, East 3522.
G. T. Mosby, Pastor Greenwood Baptist Church, 18th and Terrace,
W. H. Thomas, Pastor Allen Chapel A. M. E. Church. Bell, Main 3660.
J. W. Hurse, Pastor Saint Stephens Baptist Church. Bell, East 4090.
VV. A. Bowren, Pastor First Baptist Church. Bell Phone, West 3510.
Lee H. Mills, 10th and Euclid Ave., Kansas City, Mo.
Rev. G. E. Arnett, 14th and Spruce, Baptist Church.
Rev O. T. Reed, State Baptist Church Convention and Twin City Min
isters' Alliance Secretary.
Rev. J. W. Carter, 2224 Mich. St. James A. M. E. Church.
Rev. W. C. Williams, 17th and Tracy Ave., Ebenezer A. M. E. Church.
Rev. T. A. Wilson, 1747 Belleview Ave.. Grand 2668.
J. M. Booker, Pleasant Green Baptist Church. Res., 595 Tracy.
J. W. Clay, King Solomon Baptist Church. Res., Bell, West 1434.
D. B. Jackson, Sth Street Baptist Tabernacle, 710 Freeman. Bell,
G. McNeil, 211 Garfield. Bell, West 1999.
J. M. Gilbert, First Baptist Church, Bonner Springs, Kans.
C. C. Callaway, Pilgrim Baptist Church.
Rev. A A. Harris, Second Christian Church, 2220 Michigan.
COAL. FEED, ICE AND KINDLING.
1. B. Blackburn, 1612 N. 9th St., K. C, K Bell phone, W. 1576. ,
J. H. Hall, 1208 Vine.
Herman Kinslee, 2012 Harrison; Grand 2766W Bell.
E. A. Salisbury, 2206 Vine; East 879 Bell.
W. H. Winters, 1915 Highland.
It Williams, 1815 East Seventeenth.
Hopkins Bros., 2323 Vine.
W. H. Lambright & Sons, Coal, Ice and Feed. Bell phone, W. 1923.
1620 North 3d street, Kansas City, Kas.
Thos. W. Rice, Cement, stone, sodding and grading. Home Main 8236.
1908 Woodland Ave.
.' ha Day, office 1426 E. ISth street. Bell phone, Grand 1413.
Wm. T. Garner, contractor and builder, 1728 Woodland; Bell E. 4741W.
A. E. Estes, 2460 Waldron. Bel 1, East 4394-Y.
Leon. H. Jordan, 712 East 12th St Bell Grand 2873.
W. R. Nelson, 1322 Pacific Street
C. S. Page, 1514 East Eighteenth; Main 5119 Home.
Lee London, 407 West 5th.
W. L. Hayden, cor. 4th and Minnesota. Bell, West 823. K. C, K.
T. C. Chapman, 1505 East Eighteenth; East 79S Bell.
A. II. Hudson, 2330 Vine; East 2330 Bell.
McQueen Carrion, 18th and Paseo. Bell Phone, E. 144. Home
Phone, Main 3490.
H. D. Voorhies, COO Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kans. Bell Phone,
Mrs. Blanche Page, Dressmaker, 2413 Vine St., Bell Phone, East 3192.
Miss Georgia Coleman, 1510 E. 18th street.
Birdie Jackson, 1913 East Nineteenth.
Palace Drug Store Ne. 2, E. S. Lee, 1611 E. 18th St Bell Phono
Peoples Drug Store, M. H. Lambright, Mgr. Bell Phone East 1814.
Home Phone, Main 4382.
McCampbell & Houston, 2300 Vino street, and N. W. Cor. Howard and
E. S. Lee Pallace Drug Store, 19th and Vine. Both phones.
Ideal Pharmacy, 1532 E. 12th Street. Bell phone, East 26; Home
phone, Main 1532.
DRY GOODS, GENT'S FURNISHINGS,, NOTIONS.
Taylor Holmes, Ladies' and Gents' Furnishings and Notions, 2409
Mrs. Josephine Abernathy, Ladles Furnishings and Notioni., 2413
Vine street. Bell phone East 3192.
Ell Harris, 2333 Vine St
Afro-Amerjcan Employment & Inv. Co., 911 McGee, Both phones.
EXPRESS AND BAGGAGE. 1
Ransom White, 1106 Wendell, Kansas City, Kans.
B. A. Robinson, 2413 Montgall Ave. Bell, East 754.
C. Washington, 1326 Highland. Home phone, Main 5119.
Crosthwaite Floral Co., 1611 E. 18th St. Anna J. Carter, LHa H. Swan
and Minnie L. CroBthwalte. Bell Phone East 3813
Weaver Floral Co., 1510 East 18th St. Main 7555 Home; E. 4798 Bell
L. M. Furniture Sc. Repair Co., Lewis' Townsend, 1720 Lydia Ave.
Bell phone, Grand 1772,
Abraham Clark, 2831 East 54th St.
G. E. Arnett 2200 East Twenty-filth.
R, Mason, 1905 Vine.
J, L. Matson, 19th and Grove. Bell Grand 1417-X.
M, R. Wilson, 2C44 Woodland.
Solomon. Smith, Phillips School Grocery, 2440 Vine. Bell East 3679W.
Geo. M. King, 1208 North 9th St., Kansas City, Kan. Bell Phone.
West 3597, - ' '
J. IL Claybouvne, 30th and Washington Blvd. Bell phone, West 2082,
E. Johnson & Son, 852 Freeman Ave., Kansas City, Kan.
Ci L. William. 1508 E. 24th St Bell Phone Bast 1437W,
'Marshall WHson, 2G44 Woodland, Bell, East 1193.
HAIR AND SCALP CULTURIST.
Laura Jacobs, 120 Mills St., Rosedale, Kansas.
Madame Grant Jones, 6th and State Ave., Kansas City, Kans. Res.
Phone, Boll, West 3715-J. ' '
Mrs. Ella Neff, 1714 B. 18th St., Bell phone East 412. ?
Mrs. C. E. Taylor, Poro AV Scalp Treatment Bell, East 1927-W.
' HOTELS. ,
J. H. Simmons, 915 Oak; Main 4072 Boll. " j&ssr
Hotel Woods, 721 Charlotte. Lewis' Woods, Prop. ".Bell; Main 2078.
Madame S. A. Bell, Hair Culturlst and College in Connectlor?. 923
ICE CREAM PARLORS. '
Ernest W. Williams, 2721 E. 54th St.
Standard Life Insurance Co., General Office, Atlanta, Ga. Hcman E.
Perry, president; Harry H. Pace, secretary; G. F. Porter, super
intendent local branch, Kansas & Missouri; T. A: Robs and
Charles C. Buster, assistants; P. K. Brown, uperlntendent Health
& Accident department; W. L. Robnctt, assistant superintendent;
1507 E. 18th St. Bell Phone East 4955.
H. Walden, 2442 Montgall, 1507 East 18th St Bell, East 4955.
A. D. Parron, Agent. Bell, East 4955.
Health and Accident Dept., Standard Life Ins. Co. Bell, East 4955.
H. D. Simmons, 1832 Vine. Phono East887.
J. W. Golden, 1612 Lydia. Grand 3631.
E. A. Robinson, 2413 Montgall. Bell, East 754. Special agent Stan
dard Life and District Mgr. Continental.
INVENTdR. . . 1
W. J. Dixon, 2828 Cleveland Avenue.
J. A. Wilson, 161G W. 9th St Bell Main G453-Y. '
HAIR DRESSING AND MILLINERY.
Madame N. P. Jones, Beauty Culture,, Hair Goods, etc'., 2110 Vino
Mattle P. Garner, electric stralghtenelng, comb and hair' goods; Boll
Llllie Johnson, 1508 East 18th; Bell East 1795.
Chapman & Caldwell, ISt hand Paseo. Phone East 798.
Eva P. Washington, 849 Freeman Ave., Kansas City, Kans. Bell phone,
Mrs. Stella Hubbard, 1510 E. ISth St Bell Phone East 1007.
L. W. Johnson Offices, 325 New York Life building, Stein-Miller build
, ing, corner Sixth and State. Bell phone, West 938; Residence,
Judge I. P. Bradley, 721 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Rooms
5 and 6. Bell Phone, West 2335.
William B. Bruce, Attorney-at-Law and Counsellor. Phone, Home
Main 5478; Ollice, 117 West Sixth Street
Chas. H. Callaway, 117 W. 6th. Home Main 58.
W. C. Hueston, 117 W. Gth. Home Main 68.
L. A. Knox, 117 W. 6thSt Home Main 5478.
Dorsey Green, 516 Minnesota Ave. Bell, West 424.
E. A. Shackelford, 516 Minnesota Ave. Bell, West 424. ' .
I. H. Spears, 18th & Paseo. Bell, East 1690.
J. E. Lalng, Human Hair, Hair Dye, Hair Dresser Supply and Hair
Dressing School In connection. 1715 E. 18th St. ;V.
Mrs. Francis J. Jackson, Inspector, 2434 Montgall. Bell East 3942.
Maggie Seamster. .
John Hill, 1513 Woodland. Bell Phone, East 1254.
Amus Barnett, 1230 Forest; Main 5018 Home.
R. C. Holland, 2423 Grove Street.
S. J. HIghtower, 2436 Highland.
Solomon Smith, 2643 Highland.
George Teeters, Southwest National Bank of Commerce.
John Thomas, 425 Waverly Way; South 5087W Bell.
H. T. Keallng, Western University; West 4480 Bell.
Henry P. Ewlng, scientific farmer 1105 Woodland.
Wm. Sprangles, milk and butter, 53rd and Montgall; Lin. 750 Home.
D. W. White, "White's Furniture Exchange." Bell West 483, 423
Minnesota avenue Kansas City, Kas.
Mr. T. G. McCampbell, Custodian Western University Grounds,
Phone, West 1454. , v
John Acy, Glacier, plasterer and plumber, 1405 Spruce. '
Independent Printing & Publishing Co., Kansas City, Kas. 1103 N.
5th Street. C. A. Young.
Samuel S. R. S. Stewart, 1714 South 4th Street, East, Salt Lake City,
Arthur A. Anderson,- 543 State St., Kansas City, Kans.
N. C. Crews, Kansas City Sun, 18th and Woodland; East 999 Bell.
Rev. J. Frank McDonald, Western Christian Recorder,. 2517 Grove St
Bell phono East 488. '
PAINTERS AND PAPERHANGERS.
A. L. Williams, 1519 E. 23d, Patching, Painting and Paper Hanging.
Bell phone, East 159.
T. H. Bailey, 911 McGee St. Bell phone, Main 751.
A. Walker, office and residence, 1426 E. 18th; Homo Phono
Home phone, Main
M. 8071; Bell G. 4332.
W. Hubert Bruce, 1512 East Eighteenth Street.
4620; Bell phone. East 3151.
Luclan P. Richardson, 2439 Waldron. Bell phone, East 2527.
C. A. Murray Kane, Southeast corner ISth and Paseo. Bell, East 5069.
Home, Main 5807. Residence Phone, Bell East 693.
Henry W. DUlard, Graduate Ph.D., 1512 North 5th St., Kansas City,
M. H. Lambright", 1508 East 18th; Bell East 144; Home Main 3490.
Thos. A. Fletcher, Home West 171; Residence, Home East 2856.
M. L. Fllnn, pharmacist, 1301 East 18th.
L. E. Bailer, N. W. Cor. 12th and Vine. Bell East 232.
Howard M. Smith, 1509 East 18th St Bell East 495..
Wm. J. Thompkins, 1509 E. 18th St. Bell East 495.
L. J. Holly, 1117 Campbell. Bell phone, 783 Grand.
E. J. McCampbell, 2302 Vine street. Bell phone, 601 East
M. G. Brookins, Northwest Corner 24th and Vine Sts. Bell phone,
East 232. k
J. Edgar Dibble, 19th and Vine. Bell East 887.
J. E. Perry, 1512 E 18th St Bell East 3151. Home East 4620.
Jas. F. Shannon, N. E. Cor. 18th and Paseo. Bell East 670.
T. C. TJnthank, 1112 Independence avenue. Both phones. Main 7488.
W. W. Montgomey, 400 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kans. Phones:
Bell, West 2302; Home, West 478.
J. Franklin Wilson, 1317 North 10th St, Kansas City, Kans. Bell
Phone, West 2249. Res., Bell West 3734-K.
Thos. A. Jones, Southeast Cor. ISth ana raseo. Phones: Home, Main
5807; Bell, East 6069.
A. D. Bradbury, 821 Independence Ave. Bell Phone, Main 4438.
Lee R. Petty, 516 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kans. Bell Phone,
M. B. Jones, Eye Specialist, 1419 East ISth St. Grand 2243.
R. C. Hayden, cor. 4th and Minnesota Bell, West 823. Res., 1403
North 10th St. Bell, West 3739-R.
E. B. Ramsey, northwest cor. 18th and' Paseo. Ofllce, Bell, Grand
1413. Res., East 2144. ms '
H. Sylvester Gillespie, northwest cor. 18th & Paseo. Bell, Grand 1413.
POULTRY RAISERS. -
S. M. Steele, 29 Sloan Avenue, Quindaro, Kans. fj'
Fred T, Drew, 2002 Bales avenue. Bell phone. East 6277-W.
Charles Williams 1015 Oak; Main 3154 Bell
C. Bruce Santee, 1718 East 18th St. "Photo Fad."
PIANO' SALESMAN. ?
J. H. Malone, Talking Machines, Etc. Bell, East 4573-W&'
PRINTERS. ffi '
C. A.''Franklln, 1409 Main; Grand 2988 Bell.
John H. Falrley, Square Deal. Printing Co., 1731 Lydia, f Bell phone
William Hopkins Afro-American Investment Co.
J. Dallas Bowser, 2400 Paseo. Bell Phone 3795 'W Grand. .
F. J, Weaver, President Afro-American Inv. Co., 911 McGee St Bell
The Ward Sc Samllngton Investment Co., Bell Phone East 4294Y,
W. M. Johnston, rental agent; Main 7555 Home; Main 751 Bell.
W. G. Mosely, Ivanhoe Investment Co., 2220 Woodland avenue.
E. E. Vaughan, 26th and Parkway, Kansas City, Kan. Bell, West 1757.
Patterson & Gayden, 527 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan. 'Bell phone,
West 215; Home phone. West 503.
Geo. W. Edwards, Moberly, Mo.
C, H. Adkins, Colored Peoples. Investment Co. 2427 Vine, Home
Phone, Main 9203. Bell, East 1011.
Edward Ross, 1419 E. 18th St. Bell Grand 885.
REGALIAS, BADGES, ETC.
Moses Dixon, 1217 Woodland; East 3797 Bell.
SHOE SHINING PARLOR..
Moses Fields, 614 Main,
SHOE STORES. f ,
A. W. Williams, General Repairing, 1960 N; 3rd St, Kansaji City, Kans.
H. Shumaker, Ladles' and Gents' Shoo Shining ParlorW02,E.18th Bt
' Temple Shoe Store, G, A, Page, Prop., 1507 E. 18th St. ' '
SIGN PAINTER AND SCENic ARTIST. "
Geo. W. Martin, 1812 East 17th St. Home Thone, Main. 1133.
Thoa, Bass, Dealer la High Class Stock, Mexico, Md.
D. O. Watson, 1906 E. 24th St.
J. Sila3 Harris, 1611 Forest. President National Negro Educational
Congress and Principal Sumner School.
It T. Coles, Principal Garrison School, 2327 Lydia; Grand 1851 Bell.
W. T. White, mnnual training, 1612 Lydia; Grand 3631 Bell.
G. A. Page, 2419 Flora. Bell E. 601. Principal Attucks School.
T. W. H. Williams, 1323 Jackson. Bell E. 3259-Y. Principal Bruce
Chas. A. Westmoreland, 2325 Lydia. Bell Grand 1320-W. Lincoln High
R. G. Jackson, Music, 531 Nebraska. Bell, West 1032, Kansas City, Ks,
Homer Roberts, "Dixie Theatre," 2411 Vine St.
A. L. Williams' Transfer Co. Home phone, M 2396.
Lewis TowUsend, 1720 Lydia Ave. Bell, Grand 1772.
Geo. Jones, 1008 McGee. Home Phone, 6188 Main.
W. Lee Whlbby, 18th and Forest Home phone M. 4023.
R, W. Elmore, 1607 Harrison street
A. B. Hun, northeast cor. 7th and May. Home, Main 7261.
Wyatt & Randolph, 920 N. 3rd St., Kansas City, Kans. Bell West 2569.
Nathan W. Thatcher, Home Phono West 847; Bell West 821. 1514 N
5th St., Kansas City, Kans.
C. H. Countee, 2220 Vine St Bell East 3336.
Watkins Bros. & Co., 1729 Lydia. Telephone Grand 987.
People's Undertaking Co., 1211 East ISth; Phones, Bell Grand 1665;
Home 8163 Main. Edward Jones, Mgr.
Jno. W. Jones, 440 State Ave., Kansas City, Kans. Both Phonos,
Golden Steam D
1605 EAST 18TH STREET
"When sending your Clothing to be cleaned and pressed have you
ever realized, and every clean minded man would shudder with dis
gust at the thought, that the cloth use to press your suit had just
previously been used to press the suit of a man suffering from Disease,
Filthy Habits, etc. the cloth in the interim being wet and wrung
out in a pail of probably dirtier water, especially so toward the end
of the day's work?
OLD WAY OF PRESSING
To overcome unsanitary methods we have installed an up-to-date
Sanitary Steam Press. A garment that passes through this machine
is disinfected, as no germs or microbes can exist under a temperature
as high as the dry steam we inject. At the same time it removes any
odor, takes away the grimy appearance, raises the nap, revives the
colors and imparts to the garment that freshness desired by all
NEW WAY OF PRESSING
"We are Hatters, Tailors and Cleaners. No delay in getting your
work. "We do everything in our own shop. "When you send us your
work we do n6t have to disappoint or delay you, as our equipment is
equal to anyone's. We specialize on quality and carefulness, for if
it pleases you it pleases us.
"We have one of the best Dyeing and Tailor Shops in the city.
Everything new and up-to-date. We are prepared to clean any gar
ment, no matter how richly trimmed or flounced, without injury.
Wo employ only expert workmen and guarantee to satisfy every cus
tomer. Soliciting an opportunity to serve you, we are yours,
GOLDEN'S STEAfl DYE WORKS
1605 East 18th Street
Bell Phone East 530
Combination Pneumatic Sweeper
HpHIS Swiftly-Swjeepine, Easy-Running DUNTLEY Sweeper
cleans without raisins dust, and at .the same time picks up
pins, lint, ravelings, etc., in ONE OPERATION. Its ease
makes sweeping a simple task 'quickly finished. It reaches
even the most difficult places, and eliminates the necessity
of moving smd lifting all heavy furniture.
The Great Labor Saver of the Home Every home, large or
irrull, can enjo relief from Broom drudgery and protection from
Duntleyts tfie Pioneer of Pneumatic Sweepers
Has the combination of the Pneumatic Suction Nozzle and
revolving Brush, very easily operated and absolutely guar-
aiiiccu. in uuyiug i vacuum vicani'r vvuy nui give
the "Duntley" a trial in your home at our expense?
Wrila, today for full particulars
Emery, Bird, Thayer D. G. Go.,
Kansas City, Mo,
SHIVERED THE RECORD
ONE CONSOLATION LEFT TO VIC
Effort Cost Him Much, However, and
It Wan Without Great Pleasure
That He Learned He Had Been
It was a typical old-fashioned coun
try store. The real native that goon
with such a place was seated on a
cracker box, clad In tho old-time care
less country style., Another of tho
samo vintage was engaging him lot
us call him Gray Whiskers In a heat
ed argumont on election. Tho second
man in the course of his remarks
said "ho was nigh onto eighty years
old" reforring with prido to his war
record. (Ho was mustered out at
"What time does the next train
leavo hero for Boston " briskly in
quired tho writer.
"Oh, about two hours or more thoyll
bo one," said Gray Whiskers.
Tho writer lost some of hla brisk
manner and expressed discontent and
a few other things.
At this point tho veteran .volun
teered tho information that a train
stopped at Sharon Junction in an
hour and tho writer might walk there
and wait for It.
"Holy amoko," hpwlod tho writer,
"you expect me to walk four miles in
an hour? Couldn't do it."
"Huh, four mile 's nothln'; IVo
walked it in three-quarters of an hour
an' I'm eighty , years old," boasted tho
"Yes, an I seen him do it and 111
bet yo he kin do it again," butted In
Well, various remarks were passed
and tho writer' offered to cover all
bets,, but there was nothing doing. It
was two o'clock sharp when tho writer
left for tho long Journey down tho
track; tho train was duo at Sharon
Heights about three or a little after.
"I wonder If .that old rube could
make it," ho pondered as ho skipped
tho ties. "There's Edward Payson
Weston, he was an old has-been. I
reckon I'll try to make a little record
Tho day was fairly cool; a little
of the sun lent, its rays to warm tho
scene. The sky was blue and walk
ing fairly good. Ono mile post after
another flashed by. Feverishly the
writer gazed at his watch; ho was well
InBide the limit. The last mile post
was dancing toward him, but what a
difference in the atmosphere. He was
stifled with the heat. Hat in hand
and coat over arm he sped onward as
if tho devils were at his heels.
At last the Journey was ended. He
fell Into a chair at tho station and
looked at his watch once more. Tho
veteran's record was 'smashed to
atoms, done in 35 minutes, and the
station agent there to provo it Ho
would hand it to those rubes. Tho
fact that his collar was a shapeless
pulp and his clothes wringing wet with
the strenuous effort was nothing. The
record was broken. That was enough.
A few weeks passed and the- Inci
dent was forgotten. Lately, however,
the writer had occasion to visit Fox
boro again. He went to the general
store and sought Gray Whiskers and
tho veteran. The proprietor was the
only ono present. Triumphantly the
writer told how speedily ho had cov
ered those four miles.
The proprietor blew out a wreath
of smoke; "an' you took any stock In
the talk of those two fellers? Why,
they never walked more than 100
yarda from this hero store in years,"
ho said. "An' that old veteran he's
all bunged up with rheumatism. I
guess ye were fooled b'gosh."
Tho writer took a look at the time
table; he had an hour to wait, but
ho took Gray Whiskers' placo on tho
cracker box and did not try to break
any more records.
Jersey Journalism's Jaunts,
Tho first regular newspaper pub
lished In New Jersey, tho New Jersey
Gazetto, was Issued from .Burlington
on December 3, 136 years ago. Isaac
Collins, a Quaker, was tho founder
of the publication. It did not long
have the field to Itself, for within a
year tho New Jersey Journal was es
tablished at Chatham by David
Franks. Collins, tho father of New
Jersey's fourth estate, was a printer,
and had a printing offlco in Burling
ton for Beveral years before ho under
took the publication of a newspaper.
Twelve years before the Gazette ap
peared a paper called the Constitu
tional Courant was issued In Burling
ton "by Andrew Marvel, at the sign
of tho Bribe Refused, on Constitution
Hill, North America," Only one num
ber was Issued, and while the Courant
was printed In Now Jersey It was cir
culated principally In New York. The
real publisher was William Goddard,
who later published a paper in Phila
delphia. The Courant bitterly attacked
tho British government, and was
On the Road.
A Yankeo tourist spending a holi
day in Dublin happenod to be riding
a motor bicycle on a road that leads
to the town' of Bray.' Seeing an Irish
man riding an ass .toward the city
and thinking to have a Joke with hfmn
he dismounted, and, approaching. Pat,
exclaimed; ' '"
"Hello Pat. Is your motor or mine
"I think they're Just tho same"
"Do you think this motor of mine is
"I do." said Pat.
"How do you make that .out?"
"Because lf going to Bray.M
Wireless messages are sent much
more easily at night than in the day
time aud In winter than In summer,
and tho range under favorable con
ditions at midnight during midwinter
is said to be several hundred per cent
better than at noon In midsummer. .
Benjamin Franklin on War.
Benjamin Franklin, said in 1783:
All wars are follies, very expensive
and very mischievous ones. In my
opinion there never was a good war
or a bad peace, Wen will mankind
be convinced and agree .to settle their
troubles by arbitration?