Did Ya Know?.. . The Carthage Humane Society will hold a Taco Salad dinner/silent auction fund raiser Mon. Nov. 22 from 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. at the SW MO bank by the roundabout. $5 - 358-6402
Did Ya Know?...The Carthage Business Women of Missouri have Black Walnuts and Pecans for $9 a pound. Sales supports a Scholarship Program. 358-3505
Traveling through New England, a motorist stopped for gas in a tiny village. "Whats this place called?" he asked the station attendant.
"All depends," the native drawled. "Do you mean by them that has to live in this dad-blamed, moth-eaten, dust-covered dump, or by them thats merely enjoying its quaint and picturesque rustic charms for a short spell."
A man walked by a table in a hotel and noticed three men and a dog playing cards. The dog was playing with extraordinary performance.
"This is a very smart dog," the man commented.
"Not so smart," said one of the players. "Every time he gets a good hand he wags his tail."
If evolution is outlawed, only outlaws will evolve.
Flashing Guns and Rough Language Were Too Much For His Nerves.
Passengers on electric car 29 yesterday tell of an exciting gun play on the line between Webb City and Joplin. Lawyer Curry of Webb City got on the car with the two Baker brothers and all three began to quarrel as soon as they were seated. The trouble had grown out of a lawsuit in which the attorney has prosecuted the brothers.
When near the Klondyke station one of the Bakers stopped the car and both attempted to remove Curry from his seat, evidently to take him to the woods, thus to fight it out. Sheriff Rich and Deputy Lee Wormington were among the passengers, and with drawn guns interfered, stopping the fracas.
When the guns began to flash Col. Dave Sayers of Carthage, with an expression of poignant disapproval upon his face, performed the surprising acrobatic feat of his life by jumping through the window of the car when it was going full speed and alighting on his feet; another passenger climbed over a seat backwards without turning a hair; one of the officials of the Southwest Missouri Light Co. took a running shoot for the rear platform, while an unknown man jumped off the rear platform backward, and after turning over several times, started for Webb City on the keen run, hitting only the high places in the lane.
The conductor appealed to Sheriff Rich, who was on the car, and he ran to the scene of the disturbance and rescued Mr. Curry from the clutches of the large, determined men. One of the men grabbed the sheriff by the arm and drew back as if to smite him, when the sheriff remarked, "Dont strike me or Ill puncture you." When the men found they were talking to an officer, they quieted down and the car was stopped to pick up Mr. Sayers and the man who had taken to the woods.
Col. Sayers was completely winded and very much disgusted at the coarseness of the men who committed the assault, the unknown man probably was too, but he never came back to tell about it and on arriving at Joplin the two men were taken to the circuit court by Sheriff Rich, where the prosecuting attorney filed an information and they were held under a bond of $200 each for trial.
At the conclusion of the difficulty, Mr. Curry had a bump on his head that is not located on phrenological charts, but which will disappear with a liberal application of arnica and patience. He exhibited a very Christian forbearance towards the disturbers of his peace and dignity.
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