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I R. F. Drummond Hdg. Newport,
I on Upper Front Stifeet. Arkansas.
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j GAVE HIM A FRIGHT.
Vit When the Explanation Came
Henry Found Out Tbinga Were
Not So Bad.
He was a constant visitor. He favor
ably impressed her sisters and mother
by his dignified behavior and sensible
1 conversation. He would probably have
| had the same gratifying effect upon her |
father, but as the latter was completely j
J immersed in business he was at home |
?i very little of the time. The young man j
had a dim recollection of being intro
duced to him once and speaking a word
or so, but since that time had not seen :
; him at all. However, this didn’t bother j
him much, and his love affair came to a i
focus rapidly, says London Tit-Bits.
When he asked the young lady to be
come his wife she referred him to her
“I’ll see him to-morrow, dear,” he re
“No, I don’t think you can,” she an
swered; “he’s going out of town on a
long business trip to-morrow evening,
and so will not be here when you come.” j
“By Jove, then,” responded the young
man, “I’ll drop in on him at the office.” |
The next day he turned up at the place ;
of business of his idol’s father. He
knew he was head of the concern. He
made his way into the office and there
confronted a very busy gentleman in
deed. Asking for a moment of the lat
ter’s time, he said:
“I have come to ask you for your
The man addressed stopped, turned j
round and looked at him a moment, and :
“I’m sorry to tell you, young man, but
my daughter is to be married to-mor
Without waiting for an explanation
the horror-stricken suitor rushed from
the building. He hailed a cab and drove
madly to the young lady’s home.
“What—what does iT all mean?” he
gasped, as soon as he saw her. “Speak!
What does it mean? I have just seen
your father at his office, and he says that
you are to be married to-morrow.”
“Why, Henry,” she ejaculated, in a
tone of astonishment, “my father?
■Why, he left for the north last night."
A little further conversation revealed
the fact that Henry had been speaking
to her father’s partner.
BOXING IN GREAT BRITAIN. |
Bouts Between Professionals Art
More Ceremonial Thun
“Boxing is well conducted in Eng
land,’’ said an American just home
from the British isles. “Clubs must i
comply with the law, which is strict
in regard to having plenty of exits in
case of fire or panic.
“Good shows are given to which the
admission is from 12 to 37*£ cents, our
money, for the best seats. The bouts
begin early and last often until after
midnight, the clubs giving their pa
trons the full worth of their money.
The bouts are ten rounds or over.
I “The style of boxing is slow as com
pared with that seen in this country.
The English boxer takes his time wait
ing for a knockout blow, and some
times three or four rounds will go
without a blow being struck.
“When the men enter the ring the
referee introduces the fighters, first
announcing the man's name, then
reading off his record. Then the sec
onds are introduced, and finally the
timekeepers. The same process is
gone through on the other side of the
ring. Then the referee steps outside
^the ring, where he sits on a chair
during the bout. He calls to the men
to break, and they are soon disqualified
and sent from the ring if they refuse
to obey instructions.
“On the opposite side of the ring
from the referee is an umpire, who
acts as a sort of assistant referee,
looking out for any infractions of the
rules on his side of the ring.
“When a man is knocked down his
opponent is sent to the corner and not
allowed to stand over him waiting for
a chance to knock him down again as
soon as he gets to his feet. This is in
accordance with a strict interpretation
of the Queensberry rules, and is in
marked contrast with the practice
usually adopted in contests In this
More Numerous AmonK the Criminal
CIhnn Thun AmonK Honest Men,
Says Dr. I.ombroso.
It has been generally understood that
It Is a misfortune to be left-handed, but
few of us are ready to be told that the
disqualification is a moral one. The
peasantry of northern Italy have been
accustomed, however, to use the phrase
to describe untrustworthiness and, ac
cording to their distinguished country
man, Dr. Cesare Lombroso, they have
only blundered in their popular speech
Into one of the latest of his own scien
tific discoveries, says the London Globe.
As Dr. Lombroso puts the case, we may,
with a good deal of safety, assume that
a left-handed man will be a bad man.
There 1b a much larger percentage of
people who are not right-handed among
criminals than among honest men; and
if our Investigator’s figures are to be
trusted, left-handed women are in yet
more evil case. Swindlers are asserted
to show the largest proportion of left
handedness among admitted criminals.1
It would be curious to inquire whether
there are other races besides the Lom
bards and Tuscans in which the excep
I tional proneness of left-handed persons
I to vice has passed into a proverb. One
would certainly desire evidence from a
_ | wider induction of facte than seem to
; be yet available before accepting Dr.
| Lombroso’s startling generalization.
Attoplx At ireles* Method.
Wireless communication has been es
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