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I Main Street
Important Part of Game is to' t
Mix Plays, but Don't Be i]
i$." Pooh Ua Cnwc I.
"I once knew a man who in many
years of poker experience never *
learned to lay down a set of threes. E
His specialty was calling pat hands. c
He's working in a wire factory now."if
The remark wns offered hy an ex-! f
pert in poker and politics. It was occasioned
by tho fact that in the last ^
round of a dollar limit game he was!1
called, after declining to draw cards, | c
by a man with three aces, says the J
"Washington Post. 1
"Let that be a lesson to you," he \
said as he pushed his stack, which j
amounted to considerably more than r
his buy-out, toward the banker. "Tho
time to attempt a bluff is when the
other players display evidence of ?
weakness, not in a raised pot." ,
"The sense of your argument is i
easily understood after the play," said t
the man who had hold the three aces, i]
"However, as it only cost a dollar, I t
decided to keep you honest." i
Hun When Yon (Jet Scared. 1
"Keeping men honest in n poker <
game is apt to keep you poor," re- <
plied tho veteran. "It's no disgrace <
to run when you get scared. A man *
should not be criticised for laying i
down the best hand occasionally. I've 1
noticed that the fellows who get the \
most fun out of bluffing arc the best i
contributors. !
"Your explanatipn that you called
llAADIiaA U nnlt* Knot n jlnl (ni? tr? n J
E* ui.vuuov tv uiu; vwnv n u\juui in uul u i
good one. In a table stake game you ]
, might have hesitated, but the chances 1
are that at last you would have come I
across with a sizable bet. If you felt i
you were beaten, why throw away a ;
"A knowledge of when to quit Is ]
,r- one of the most valuable assets a
: poker player can have. "With some
men it's a sort of sfxth sense. A man
who Is easily bluffed will Ioho, but not |
. as much as the bird who calls every !
bet. The question Is purely one of <
judgment. Some players are forever i
golne 'out on a limh.' while others i
Tarely venture a chip unless heeled. .
The best player is one who mixes up :
his plays in a way to keep the others
Hot rayed hy Their Hnbtts.
"Some players have habits which ]
, distinguish ihem when trying to put'
ODe over. 1 always call it certain man |:
when he stands pat andnays 'I'll try':
to get along with these.' It's a cinch i (
he's not there. When bo has a real j;
hand he says notblnv. .lust Indicates;
by a shake of his bead that lie doesn't1
rt' want any cards. This boy hasn't ,
s played for a year or so. but the last
time I saw him ho confessed that ho .
never could understand why ! always
when bo WriR fnttr flniibtti'c nrn-t i'
\ ran,when he was loaded,
"While there are only four unbent-j
able hands in a poker deck, there are
- a number that a poker player simply
JS, t'-rf cannot relinquish without a call. I
r ?&'- bn~have always'said that in any sort of
a*!, a game from two-bit limit to table
wo stakes that they can tap me for my
r|S- >*. entire roll wheq they beat a set of
EcMKi t, -*r. fours.' And yet on 'several occasions'
. p*i* I have had fours beaten. Much de-|
or pends upon how the play is made
&21' I;'h and the maft who makes it.
tf" ; , -s;;. Whiskey and Poker Don't Mix.
1 sir "Of all men to be feared in a nok"
* ' <r 8araf> the one best to 'avoid Is the
boy with the bun and the - lucky
' fc ftreak. Whiskey and poker don't
I?*1; t mix. but once In a while the form a
combination that can't be beat. The
jalar.;,j t,: i man who Is stowing away a few
| drinks wants action and gets it. If
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30,000 1
To Be
2 Of__2X~ i n j
ing nuns ana coais
, Carpets and Rugs
ht at th
he cards are running his way he's 1
jound to make a clean up. There Is 1
jo possible way of guessing him and t
roil may as well throw 'system' to the \
ivinds. t
One nnfnhln limtnnro nf lliia 1 .
iball never forgot. It was in a table- P
itako game. Fifty dollars was the n
lustoinary buy-out, but uo limit wan
dared on the amount a player could
"There were five of us at the start.
Yithin au hour a couple more of b
he regulars dropped in and we do- b
ided to make it a closed game. Rev- T
n-handed poker is just %bout right, s
n an eight-handed game, if the cards T
ire running high, it Is frequently s
iccessary to go to the discards, which v
s always a cause for grievance with
nose men. p
Contrnelor llail Ail the I<uek. j
"The luck was centered in one man, t
i contractor from the middle West.
vho was in Washington on business ,,
>eforo one of the departments. This s
toy was giving rs a taslc of real poker. c
io was playing 'em liberally, raising v
>n four straights and fiuslies and con- ?
lectlng every time. About midnight
le was $r>00 to the good, with no sign
)f a break In' luck. Not only wore the ^
tards coming his way, but ho gave c
svery evidence of knowing how to play t
em. The rest of us were becoming ],
peevish, but there was nothing to do j
t?ut sit tight and hope for a change, as
die contractor gave no sigu of quitting
ind none of us was In a position to
mggest it. J
Shortly after midnight the door op- f
encd and in blew a young chap who
played with its occasionally, usual- y
la, wllh ......... O. ..... I- V
vj ? mi jiuui nuuuitan. rn: waa in i'vl'ii[ng
dress. Said lie had Just come from
a fraternity banquet and looked the r
part. He wasn't what you would call r
'loaded,' just had enough to place
him in a convivial and pleasure-seek- ^
lng mood. *
Insisted on (letting In.
"We indicated to lilni as politely as r
possible that his presence was not dc
sired, but he insisted that It had fro- s
quently boon an eight-handed game
and there was no reason why on this *
occasion it should be limited to seven.!1
Arguments were without avail,4 solf
finally we told him to sit In. |1
"The first thing he did was to size
up the various stacks. The banker j.
had given him 150 in chips but these 1
he returned. J
ai a.*? T 1 1- im I
Oil), lie JIKJUUIMI, U?I 1 lOUK 1IK1S U 1
piker? Tbero's a guy In this game with
$500 In front of him and you hand me '
a ineasly fifty. Loosen up with $450 1
"His chock was good for a thousand. 1
but in view of his condition, wo con- '
sldered it a brotherly act to keep him i'
with a reasonable limit. 1'
'"Fifty Is the buy-out,' said the bank-1
er. 'When you lose 'em. maybe we'll 1
let you have another fifty, but take
my advice and let caution be the '
watchword of the hour. Play 'em care- 1
fully because they're running high.'
So Need for Caution Stuff.
"'Nevermind about that caution 1
s1 tiff.' answered the youngster. 'What
I want is chips not advice as to what '
to do with 'em. I've sech a $200 buy
nut here many a time and If" I want
$500 there's no reason why I shouldn't
have It.' ! i
"Fint'iv he agreed to compromise 1
on a hundred.
" 'If I can't huv 'em m win 'em.' ho 1
said, and proceeded to dcflt. The game
was lively enough before his entrance, <
but it now had some of the real pep. i
He was in nearly every pot and If he
had a pair of aces .or better.1 It was i
raised. Just to show how Jessy it ]
was, he put over a few bluffs on the i
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0 O'CU
Worth of I
i^l <1 1 a
inuaren s wcarin
, to be sold regardl
e Begi
'EM "
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imt-rs. i iiuurcn uie cnuiracLor, wuom I
in had beaten in a couple of plays to I
ha extent of ahout $GU, was keeping a
vary eye on him. 'Tlint boy is going
o get hooked right and proper,' 1
bought to myself, but somehow he
eemod to sidestep at exactly the right
Filled Kncli Time.
"At the end of an hour he had )
rehlcd his stack and had thrown on
np of the wine he had drunk at tbo
annuel severul drinks of whiskey,
'he effect of them were to further
trengthen his confidence in his hands.
Vice he paid $20 to draw to two
mall pair and each time came out
irlth a fullhouso.
"A little later, the contractor, who
at at my left, opened the pot on my
leal for $5. The boy, sitting next,
railed. The next player made it $10
itorc. The contractor fingered his
hips a moment, glanced at the hoy's
tack, which by that time nearly
qualod his own. and called. 1 flgired
ho had the hoy hooked who was
.frnid a raise would drive him out.
"Tlio Opener drew one card, the
toy two and the third man stood pat.
Vlthout looking at the card that had
ome to hint In the draw the contracor
bet $25. The boy glanced at his
inml mil ^ 1 Ail I f? <-.1*
mini, ^uuulum inn viuu 111 i;ui|ia iinu
tushed St toward the center.
Each 1'lnys the (Jniiio.
" 'IjOt's make it a good pot," he said.
Phc owner, of the pat hand, being a
oxy player, merely called, the conractor,
who with a gleam in his eye,
vhich. In my opinion, presaged certain
ictory. appeared to hesitate.
" 'You may have me topped,' he
ibservcd, 'but this mlt is worth anchor
little raise. A hundred more.'
"'I hate to black-jack a good fellow
vltbnut warning,' said the hoy. 'I'm
toing to let you look at four of my
ards without it costing you another
'ent. If you wnnt to see the fifth
oti'll have to kick in the rest of your
"Thereupon he displayed, face upvards
on the table, the eight, nine,
en and queen of hearts. Only one
ard was needed to complete a well
llgh invincible hand.
Lays Down Four A cos,
" 'Hefore announcing what I'm gong
to do. Itm going to show mine renrned
the opener, and lie laid down
our arcs.
" 'This is some Jam,' he said. 'If I
my to look at the Jack of hearts
I'm a boob} If I don't call and the
i->ek or hearts isn't thero I'm a simp,
however. I can't afford to have it told!
>f me t)n? i ran with the four highest
iii the deck. What Is It, simp
ir boob '
" MIaaII * iitiatimrnfl ill A lifti' ami
nrnn<] tho card. !?
"Tlio tramc ended, the contractor do- i
Marine: that when four sees were
lirntrn on a two card draw it wax
time to onlt. Viewing his statement |
'rom every nossible ancle It appears
o offer little room for argument." j
READING, Pa., Mar. 11.?"Good ser- J
mons" for his funeral at <2.50 a sermon
were ordered by William H. S.
Mover, who died hero recently and;,
whoso will has been filed for probate. I
He named the kind of coffin he want-!;
cd and tbo text of his funeral ser- i
mon. Tho hymns wero specified. ii
Two clergymen wore named. In
case one became 111 or refused to .1
preach the sermon for <2.50 a substitute
was provided.
sy ';";'- yf ,.ttn .
' \
^lew Sprir
in this B
ig Apparel, Men's
ess of cost.
lina of
:arnival o
7VG, M
N. C. Boher is Exalted Ruler
and B. M. Hoover Will Go
to Baltimore Convention.
1?T rfXTO 1 1 T
jUUl Vil l J jftJlVlMH liUUf}!
<o. 1135 Benevolent Protectiv'
i'rotectove Order or Elks, haa elccte<
he following oIHcers for the ensuin;
rear: Exalted ruler, W. C. Boher
ending knight, O. G. Coberly; loya
(night, A. E. King; lecturing knight
I'rcston Harman; tiler, Lawrence J
Smith; secretary. John F. Brown
reasurer, Leo Crouch; trustee, S. 11
Uaffner; delogato to Baltimore con
rention, B. M. Hoover; alternate, J
Li. Hansford.
Mrs. J. H. Fout, of this city, whosi
leath occurred at the homo of he
laughter, Mrs. Frank D. Christhilf
n Baltimore, this week, at the ago o
>2 years, was one of the very earlies
settlers of the city, having como hen
vith her husband, Major Foute, t<
sngage In the mercantile business Im
nedlntely after the town was foundos
n 1883, Mrs. Foute was a membo
>f the Davis Memorial church and o
ho Daughters of the Confederacy
She was born at Moorefield, Hard;
:ounty,. Surviving are her husbaud
:vvo daughters, Mrs. William G. Wll
<on, of Elklns, and Mrs. F. D. Christ
lilf, of Baltimore; her father, E. 0
rlarwood, Sr.; one sister, Mrs. llalpl
Darden, of Elklns, and two brothevs
E. 0. Harwood, of Moorefield. am
IV. G. Harwood, of Elklns.
The municipal election at Deling
:on resulted in the election of the foi
owing ofllcers: Mayor, W. 13. Huff
man; recorder, J. \V. Dndiaman
:ouncllmen, G. H. Proflltt, J. D
riiacker, I. J. Koiser, J. N. IIofTmai
ind L.M. Jackson.
J. B. Staggers, of Fairmont, ha
ueen elected cashier of the Beverl:
Bank to succeed L. R. Fowler, to
ten years cashier of that Institution
hut who resigned to engage in the In
franco business in Klklna. Mi
Staggers for some tome has been paying
teller in a bank at Buckhnnnon.
Thomas B. Parsons, aged 67 years
tiled at his home at Porterwood a
the result of injuries sustained som
time ago when a team ran away wit:
him. TA'o sons?Cornelius R. Par
30ns, county superintendent or Tuck
t?r county, and Jasper K., or Elklns
T\ X ! i r? i. i _
uepons received rroni rocanonin
:ounty, W. Va., and Highland count}
Va., state that the storm -which ha
prevailed in that section for a weel
Is the most severe experienced Ii
years. It iias been especially sever
across the Allegheny mountains
where the snow drifted so badly tha
no.travel or mall has crossed th
mountain for a week.
The largest Bingle shipment eve
made from Cass was necessitated thi
week by the freight embargo In th
East. The shipment was 18,50'
pounds of tanning fluid, in barrels
and was consigned to a New Englani
tannery. The shipment filled an en
tire express car.
One of the pjeosantest social event
f Sai
ig Mercha
ig Sale
and Bays' Clothing
the Sea
H 17, 8:30
of the -winter season was the dance
Nathan hall Tuesday night Mu
was furnished by Wright's Saxopho
orchestra, of Columbus, O.
Clarence L. Simons and Miss I
Dove Tollman, of Sand run, Upsh
county, were married at the Bapt
parsonage Tuesday evening, by t
Rev. Henry W. Tiffany, pastor of t
First Baptist church.
Randolph Chapter. Daughters
the Confederacy, postponed its ref
lar meeting Wednesday until W?
nesday of next week, on account
the funeral of Mrs. J. H. Fout, o
i of its members.
Mrs. W. E. Harouff entertained
party of her friends In honor of t
twenty-fifth birthday. Various ram
? were played and refreshments we
| served,
* Celebrating the third birthday
J the Hughes twins. John and Charli
quite a number of their friends, c
' and younp, were entertained at t
homo of their parents, Mr. and M
' Charles V. Hughes, Monday night,
J. N. Shreve has gone to Florl
to spend the remainder of the wl
ter. Ho expects to take his Tamlly
a that state this fall, to make tin
r future home. Mr. Shreve has be
, engaged in the mercantile buslm
f In Elkins.for a number of years, b
t recently sold his business.
s ? .
3 Mrs. H. C. Chancy, of Grafton,
- In the city, a guest or her daught
I Mrs. White, having been called h<
r by the illness or her grandson, Cot
f Reporter Norman White, who Is
. of diphtheria.
Mrs. R. C. Hamby has return
" from a visit to her son, P. A. Dav
* and will spend some time with re!
' Uvea here before going to her hoi
II at Dubois, Pa.
' _____
1 Mrs. Flora, Gawthrop, of Brid{
port, spent the week with her fathi
Dr. G. B. Harvey.
Mr. and Mrs. Barnard Joseph Pi
at _ d rtl. _ a. . .1. .
unrein, 01 imariesion, wno were mi
ried In Parkersburg Monday, are v
' Itlng relatives here,
Mrs." Paul Irons, of Clarksburg,
a guest of Mrs. J. C. Irons.
Y Mr. and Mrs. Troy E. Harm
r have returned from New York.
Mr. and Mrs. M. N. Wilson a
spending the week in Baltimore.
, Holds Baby for Boari
?. Case Goes intn
il -mm? ww mmmmu
i Court
.S MEW ORtLEAMS, Mar. 11.?A ba
, Is the stake over which two worn
jj are at war. One Is the mother, w
n is broken hearted at being separat
f? from her child, while the other Is
landlady who Is holding the baby
t security for a $20 board and room I:
e of the mother.
Mrs. a. C. Lard, pretty young, a t
elded blonde, shocked the officials
r the juvenile court when slio appeal
s for the return of her baby from M
a Hose Dldler, the woman with whe
0 Mrs. Lard lives. The woman cri
l. and begged for her baby.
1 Judge Wilson has ruled Mrs. Did!
- and the baby into court, when he w
decide whether or not the baby can
held as security for board and lot
a ing. ^
m. ^
LE |
ndise I
IS :
r, Shoes, Furnish- |l
son I
^Nephew of David Lloyd George,
Britain's Munition Man,
C IMA A #4<Ja*A.AA
ivictkcd rinc huuibss.
'?g WEST UNION1, March 11.?At the
,_e Baptist church Wednesday evening,
Dr. Arthur Walwyn 'Evans delivered
hi3 locturo, "The Lords of the Land."
. Dr. Evans is a Wclchman and a
0 nephow of the British statesman, Dav^9:
id Lloyd-George. This was the last
. number of tho^Lyceum course, each
^ attraction of which was excellent.
Tuesday West Union district voted
on the $200,000 bond issue for per.c,a
manont road improvement and tho is'J1
sue carried by a large majority, tho
vote being 525 to 134. Saturday, March
pji 4 Central district voted down Its bond
? issue on account of a division in tho
proposed route. The vote was a tie,
123 to 123, it requiring a two-thirds
vote to carry the proposition.
1 q
As a result -of a coasting accident
recently, Ernest Childcrs received
,rt slight injuries while Joe Gains is sufjjl
fering with a broken jaw.
Mrs. Harry Simpson, of Smithton, Is
. seriously ill of pneumonia,
i9, O. A. Ashbttrn, inspector of weights
la* and measures, was home from Morne
gantown Tuesday.
Jack Williams has opened a store
f~ on Nutter's Fork.
The county court met Monday and
Qt_ appointed registrars to register voters
ir. for the primary which will be held
jp. the first week in .Tunc.
David Kunkle is working at Wolf
Is Summit this week.
Mrs. John Langfitt and Mrs. James
an Freeman wcre_ guests of friends at
saiom woancsaay.
iro Miss Viola Hyde and Ocie Davis
wcro married Sunday at the home of
the bride's father, J. H. Hyde, at Big
I Battle.
William Galmlsh. of Porto Rico, was
called to Pennsylvania last week on
account of the death of his brother.
urea warren is suffering from a
broken* arm. a result of a fnll at the
skating rink.
New Milton and Blandvjlle have
by each organized basketbajl tcamB and
en are playing some interesting games.
cd The Rev. J. W. Funk, of the Methoa
diet Episcopal church at Smlthton,
as was given a donation party last week
ill which amounted to about thirty dollars.
of J. D. Graham has returned from
ad Pennsylvania whero he was called on
rs. account of the illness and death of
>m his father.
Ray and Guy Ash, of Morgantown,
lor were here Tuesday to vote for good
ill roads.
he ??
Ig- A. (M. Graham hits gone to Oklahoma,
where he will be employed in the oil
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Members of That Trade Gam
Much Knowledge by Listening,
Says One.
CICERO, 111.. Alar. 11.?Louie Krel- ,
ter, town barber of tills classic suI
burbon retreat, lias the floor. Kreiter
was almost selected as a juror iu
the Lorlmer trial, now progressing iu
Chicago. It was a close shave.
"Barbers," explained Krelter, "arc
much too intelligent to make good jurors.
A good average juror, the kind
the state and the defense In a case
dream about when they'ro planning
their dope, is a sort of combination
vacuum and bottle beaded party. It's
all wrong, the jury system is, and so
are many of the questions a man must
answer before he can qualify as a juror.
"I'm not sore because they lot me
out. I'd just as soon be a juror and
I'd Just as soon not. It's hard for
me to be definite about It. But I tell
you It's all wrong. Now, you take
me, a barber for thirty-six years.
Shaved Some Notable Men.
"Been shaving men for that long. I
was tho most trusted barber President
William R. Harper, of the University
of Chicago, ever had, Wouldn't
let anybody else shave him. Shaved
business men, scientists, lecturers,
poets, politicians and just regular hoi
pollol. Well, for thirty-six years I've
bee a a-heariog the world discussed,
settled and unsettled under me in the
barber's chair.
x w vauuuu&uu opinions on every
subject under the sun. I'm not the
wisest man in the world, but I've got
a quick mind?all good barbers have.
You know, a barber gets so he can
almost tdll what a man's thinking by
the feel of bis skin under his fingers.
Gets Education Listening.
"I'jie got my education just listening.
That's the way you can keep
your mind clear, by listening. When
you talk you're likely to cloud your
mind up. I've listened for thirty-six
years, and I've got a reputation for
fair mlndedness in Cicero. All the
boys claim I've got a mind as open
and fair as you con find anywhere in
this town.
"Well, now I go down to the trial.
They put me in the box. I give them
my name, my . address, my business.
And then they start shooting questions
at me. I noticed bow they work
?the defense and the state. They had
five men picked, and I sized them up.
"Just as soon as they start questioning
me, I start answering. I've
got my opinions. A man without opinions,
such as the attorneys want, is
two points Bhort of a boob. My opln- ^
ions aren't prejudice. Every man ?1
who thinks has opinions. I think;
I've got opinions.
Tries to Get Kid of Him.
"Well, when I tell this attorney I've
got opinions, but can put them aside,
he grows leary. He starts pumping
mo, trying to trip me up and get rid
of me. I saw right away he didn't
want a thinking man. 'He wanted a
juror. "Well, some people are natural
born jurors-mke attorneys want.
"In fact, Jurors ar6 born every minute
Into the world. As soon as I exhibited
any intelligence my goose was
cooked. Tbey wanted a man who was
scarea pinx ai me sound or ineiv
voices; who eata with a shovel, and
who can't Inscribe his name on an
envelope, that's what. Weir, I didn't
qualify. No self respecting barber
"Not a System, n 81 up euro."
"So they let me out. I got no kick.
I don't need the job of being a juror.
But as a patriotic citizen I just make
these remarks In general about the
jury system. It ain't a system. Its
a sinecure."
As Kreltcr was talking, wagons and
cars passed his shop. Each wagon
driver stopped and waved his hand,
raising a finger inquiringly. Krelter
answered by fwinging his arms out
and shouting:
"No. nothing doing. Wouldn't take
me. Nbt looking for barbers on the
jury/-or for anybody else with something
growing under their hats."
Kreiter's drafting as a venireman
had evident# set the town of Cicero
on edge.
"You can say for me," he went on.
"but I want you to get It right?I'm
not mad because they wouldn't take
me. I'm excited over the principle of
Just thon -a customer entered and
the, town barker fell to work.
Three Times is California Man
in Attempts to Take His
Own Life.
SjVN FRANCISOO, Mar. 11.?Three
time?. In as many different ways,
Chillies Rlckctt tried to end his life
In one night?only to be saved he- 4
catiro Martin Haley happened to he Qj
flsl :ng for crabs off pier 17.
Rlekett first cut hhi wrlstT In a fit
of despondency, ho said. Ho didn't
cut deep enough. Then ho went to
pier 17. swallowed a quantity of poison
and leaped. Into the water.
Haley heard a splash close hesido
him. A moment later something,
taMmr? nfr titci nnf Tlfl+li mil Mi tlifllrnltv
JUI IIVH * V *??' UUV* 11 t?u H?V?V" UIIIIVMIi;
Haley pulled up the net and In It was
Rickctt. Doctors Say he will live.
Clifford Heaton, of Morganvllle, halo
moved to Bridgeport, .where he "IB employed.
Employes of the Hope Natural Gas
Company were at Smithton Wednesday
surveying tor a $50,000 gas station to
be built on tbe J. R. Jones farm,
* * __
\V.' N. "Wolverton was called to Salem
Friday on account of the death of
hfs daUghter,\Mrs. GuaTraugh. ' (' '
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