An artist asked the gallery owner if there had
been any interest in his paintings on display at that
"I have good news and bad
news," the owner replied. "The good news is
that a gentleman inquired about your work and wondered if
it would appreciate in value after your death. When I
told him it would, he bought all 15 of your
"Thats wonderful," the
artist exclaimed. "Whats the bad news?"
"The guy was your doctor."
A businessman on his deathbed called
his friend and said, "Bill, I want you to promise me
that when I die you will have my remains cremated."
"And what," his friend asked,
"do you want me to do with your ashes?"
The businessman said, "Just put
them in an envelope and mail them to the Internal Revenue
Service, and write on the envelope, Now you have
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
R. Taaffe Quits as Frisco Agent.
R. Taaffe, who has for nearly ten years
been the popular agent of the Frisco line in this city
has sent in his resignation to headquarters to take
effect as soon as his successor can be appointed, and
expects to engage in the commission business at some
point elsewhere that Carthageat just what point,
however, he has not yet fully decided. An effort to see
Mr. Taaffe this afternoon for a statement failed, but
what has been stated was verified by his friends.
C. R. Sirkosky, J. W. Newland and J. H.
Perry, promptly upon hearing the news that Mr. Taaffe had
resigned, got out with petition asking that John C. McGee
of the Frisco freight department be appointed agent to
succeed Mr. Taaffe and the petition has been quite
Mr. McGee has hosts of friends among
the shippers all of whom would be gratified to see him
Long Standing Practice Overturned.
City Attorney Nate Dally
yesterday overturned a long standing practice of
the City Council. For recent memory the following
sentence in the Carthage City Code has been
intrurpreted literally. The Mayor has not been
counted as a "member elected to the
"No ordinances shall be
passed except by bill, and no bill shall become
an ordinance unless on its final passage a
majority of members elected to the council shall
vote therefor, and the yeas and the nays shall be
entered on the journal."
Dally made the decision
concerning the vote last Tuesday evening to allow
the sale of liquior beginning at 9 a.m. on
Sundays rather than the current time of 1 p.m.
Council member Charlie Bastin
questioned the vote of Mayor Mike Harris on the
5-5 tie vote on the question during the meeting.
Dally cites the City Charter
which states: "The Mayor shall be
president of the Council and shall preside over
same, but shall not vote except in case of a tie
in said Council, when he shall cast the deciding
NASCAR THIS WEEK
Mac Wins the
Jamie McMurrays victory
in the Bank of America 500 represented a charge
he leads alone.
McMurray didnt make the
Chase for the Sprint Cup. What he has done is win
three of the seasons prestigious events.
Earlier in the season, McMurray won the Daytona
500 and Brickyard 400.
In 2007-2008, Chase drivers won
all 10 Chase races. McMurray broke that string by
winning the autumn 2009 race at Talladega and did
it again on Saturday night at Charlotte Motor
In other words, there is life
outside the Chase. Mainly it resides in the
cockpit of the No. 1 Bass Pro Shops Chevy.
McMurrays Chevy outran
Kyle Buschs Toyota in the late stages of
the Bank of America 500.
"After coming so close
(second) in the (Coca-Cola) 600 earlier in the
season, I really felt like anything less than
winning (at Charlotte) would have been
disappointing," said McMurray. "We had
such a great car in the spring, and it just
wasnt good enough on the short run.
"Man, it was just our
night. Our car was unbelievable those last 25 or
30 laps. It was effortless to drive, and it had a
lot of speed in it. It was just a really good
night for us."
McMurrays first Cup
victory occurred in the same race eight years
earlier. What he has learned in the past two
years, in particular, is the power of prayer.
"I just wanted it to be
understood that, after the season that I had, or
the last four years I had, I found the power of
prayer, and that its something that I
really believe in," he said after winning at
CMS. "When I got to victory lane in Daytona,
thats what I was thinking about. You know,
I was crying, obviously because I was happy, but
also because you feel like a prayer has been
McMurray said he was praying
during the final 10 laps.
"I was like, you know, if
I win this race, Lord, if You dont throw a
caution, is what I said, and I win this race,
Im going to explain to people my feelings
and why I felt that way."
I suppose there are a few
limbs down after the wind came through the
other day, but I havent seen any major
effect on the tree population. The big storm
that came through a couple years ago musta
pretty well pruned out the not so healthy
Those that made it through
the big wind probly grew a little
stronger to be ready for the next attempt by
nature to weed out the weaker growth.
Seems no one is comfortable
when the storm is occurin, but
sometimes it takes a clap a thunder or two to
wake folks up.
Usually the storm
isnt near as bad as some would like ya
ta think, but the debris usually is a good
indication. After the clean up, the
standin timber is in better position to
hold its ground.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
CLICK and CLACK
Dear Tom and Ray:
Ive got a Buick - a
geezer car because Im a geezer. Its
wonderful at eliminating road rage, because it is
completely incompetent at driving aggressively.
The ride is mushy, and the mileage is mediocre.
In other words, its absolutely perfect.
Except for one thing: When it is cold, the
normally speedy electric window creeps up and
down. It moves so slowly that I have to start
lowering the window a half-mile before a highway
toll. So my question is, what can I plug into the
cigarette-lighter slot that will boost the power
to the window motor? A cattle prod? A Tazer? I
dont want a whole second battery. Id
like a more elegant solution, and hopefully a
less expensive one. -Bill
Tom: Well, inexpensive might be
tough in this case, Bill And you definitely came
to the wrong guys if you want elegant!
Ray: the two things Id
suspect would be the window motor and the window
Tom: Me, too. And since you
want to shoot for a thrifty solution, start by
asking a mechanic to remove the drivers
door panel and lubricate the window regulator for
Ray: The window regulator is
the mostly metal contraption inside the door that
holds the glass in place and physically moves it
up and down. Window regulators often old and
dried out and bound up. Kind of like my brother.
Tom: sometimes just giving them
a good cleaning and lubrication will make a
Ray: Just like my brother!
Tom: You may need a new
regulator or motor, or both.
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