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SHOES WERE HIS SPECIALTY.
a ;ggars Waive Explanation of Hia Mode of Livelihood. "One day last week/’ observed the man who has bachelor apartments, "• chap who bore all the marks of a pro fessional hobo presented himself at my door and begged for a pair of old shoes. As evidence that he really needed them he extended a foot for ray inspection. The utterly dilapidat ed condition of his foot covering was proof enough, and I immediately root ed out a pair of old shoes from my closet and handed them over wita the feeling that I was relieving actual want. "A few minutes later I had occasion to leave my rooms, and as I walked down the street and turned the corner at Seventh avenue I noticed ahead of me the man to whom I had just given the shoes. I followed him. not out of curiosity, but because my course lay In that direction. Before long I saw him enter a second-hand shoe store A dark suspicion popped into my head and I waited until the man came out. Soon he appeared without the package of shoes W'hlch I had given to him On his feet were the same batterer wrecks which had so moved me tc compassion. Confronting the impos tor, I said somewhat angrily: "‘So that’s your little game. Is ft? “He recognized me instantly, but in stead of being nonplussed he < alm y remarked, smiling facetiously Wt kin a poor bum do wot’s too honesi ter steal an’ too lazy ter work 0 Shoes | Is my specialty, boss. Say we have 1 a drink an’ call it even:’ ” Sure Sign of Intoxication. The question of when a man is drunk has long been an open one many attempts having been made in vain to determine the line which marks the division line between joiil flcation f-nd ossification. But an of 1 flclal method of determining when a woman is drunk was established in | police court yesterday afternoon A witness had testified that a woman i who <k u red in the case was drunk I when the attorney for the other side I sought to determine the extent of the witness’s knowledge on that point. ‘ How do you know she was drunk?” Inquired the attorney. “Why, because she was just drunk ' “But how did you determine that'’ “From her breath." “Ho! Then the breath is a sure Index of Intoxication!" “Sure. If her breath Is drunk she is drunk all over." The attorney did not press the In vestigation further along that line Binghamton Republican. Just In Time. When the bell at an uptown parson age rang the other evening the clergy man was In his study and his wife was busy putting an Infant to sleep, so Master Harold, aged 7, went to the door. On opening it he found a cou ple evidently from the country, both young and bashful. After looking at the boy for a moment the young mao queried: “Is the pastor at home?” “Yes,” said Harold. “Do you want to get married?" “That’s just what we'ro here for,’ replied the prospective bridegroom. “Well, come right In. then," said the boy. ushering them into the par lor. “ITI tell papa, and mamma, too. She’ll be awful glad to see you, for she gets all the marriage money. I heard her tell pa this morniu’ that she wished some folks would come to THE STATESMAN. DENVER, COLORADO. set married Boon cause she wanted to buy a new' fall hat."—New York I Press. Providing for Emergencies. When the Independence Party, the late belligerent end of the Philadel phia Democracy, was In process of organization there was held a meeting to adopt rules. One of the provisions was for a committee to decide con tests. and it was suggested that It be composed of eight members. Up rose an enthusiastic Irishman, representing the hotbed of belliger ency. “Mistur Chairman.” he began, *‘l move you, Sur, mat the committee of eight be made a committee of nine, Sur. so that when there's a tie vote there will be wun majority.” His motion carried.—New York ' Times. Singer Has Remarkable Voice. It Is claimed for Mile. Carmen Sylva. an eight-year-old singer who made her Prst appearance in London recenty hat her voice has one of the greatest ranges of any living singer and rises to the top G. Madame Patti’s voice did not go beyond the top I). Miss El len Beach Yaw’s voice goes to the top K, and Miss Edith Helena can reach ihe top R Dr. Hillis Has Fruit Ranch. Dr. Hi Ilfs, pastor of Ply mouth church. Brooklyn, has been lecturing and preaching on the Pacific coast Ho has purchased a valuable ranch near Hood River station, on the Co Inmbia rirer. in Oregon, and It Is un lerstood that he means to go into the businers of fruit, rasing. Wife of a Poet. Mrs Richard Le Galllenne, wife of the poet, before her marriage was » i brilliant writer heraelf. She was Julie Norregard, a Danish girl. After her marriage the ceased to write, and gives all of her fine thoughts to her |husband. Empress Rides in Auto. Ex Empress Eugeni© may be seen almost any fine day taking long drives i a motor car In the Bols de Bo» fc ’ojme Pails, Wheels Used as Alarm Bells. Locomotive drive wheels can still make a racket, even after having been worn out for traveling purposes. The railroads give them to small towns as fire alarm bells. They are framed and hung up for that purpose —being capable of alarming a wide territory when properly pounded Most of the smaller towns In New Jersey have them. Pumped Him Dry. Col. Hay. the handwriting expert v\as bo tormented with questions bj Attorney General F’arker that be de rlared he must have a drink of watei I efore he could Hay another word Judge Sheldon, smiling, replied: gress we'll adjourn, for it looks, Mr. Parker, as if you have pumped him pretty dry.”—Boston Herald. Ruined by Widows’ Pensions. ‘ Several years ago a company was | formed In London which offered to all women who for a certain lime bought half a popund of tea at their stores a pension of 10 shillings a week If they lost their husbands. The list ol widows gradually reached 20.00 U, and ttie company had to suspend payiainL 1516 Orman Avenue. PUEBLO, COLO. Saturdays and Sundays i n j TIT u [O/ I Mrs, Annie Davis iW Illj j ‘ > ■ |BH ICE CREAM PARLOR Public U Solicited ThtT Golden Chest Mining, Milling and Tunnel Co. Incorporated under the laws of the State of Colorado CAPITALIZATION 250,000 Shares. TREASURY STOCK 125,000 Shares. Par Value $ 1.00, it Series B. Block of 25,000 Share* at 25 cents per share now Is the time to mi; wane rue; are at a ion- tigure ana in the reach of all. One-tenth down ami monthly payments of $5.00. Write postal card for circular for full information or call at office. 1223 19th street, Denver, Colo. O. C. SAMI’! E See; BOARD OF DIRECTORS DR. W J. COTTRELL. REV. I E FORD. Pra. ticing physician Derver. Pasloi Zion Baptist d urch J i J. W. JACK 90S J R LEWIS. TON O f SAMPLE. DR. p, k SPRATLIN c.\ ni'*it»l*er vJolora*lo I liters. C A FR\NKLTN. femior SUtaiman We are now pleased to announce to } j the public that we are now locating at h J 20571 Larimer street with all kinds of t hair goods and ornamental goodt of all kinds and we also announce we T have a full Hue of millinery in the f 41 latest Parisian style in hats and bon- r 41 nets of all kinds. g i Miss Genevieve Hallowell, prop. a j Mrs. J. R. Hallowell, mgr. frw WVWV WTWWVVVVW «--A THOS CLINGMAN Cigars and Smoking Tobaccos I Every accommodation for pleasure seekers. A home’for strangers, (2e Agent Dr. Perkins’ American Herbs Tth, PHONE 392 BLACK. Pour of the most ieaired spots in Amerb a