"That fellow is too slick for me. Sold me a
lot that was two feet under water. I went around and
demanded my money back."
"Did you get it?"
"Get nothing. He sold me a
"Mr. Jones," a man asked his
tailor, "how is it you have not called on me for my
"Oh, I never ask a gentleman for
"Indeed! How, then, do you get on
if he doesnt pay?"
"Why," replied the tailor,
hesitating, "after a certain time I conclude he is
not a gentleman and then I ask him."
"I made some very valuable
contacts today," said one salesman to another.
"I didnt make any sales,
either," was the reply.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
SWORE HIMSELF INTO
ADMITTED HE WAS GUILTY OF ARSON.
It was a sorry day for David McAfee, of
Joplin, when he was subpoenaed as a witness in the
celebrated True Nell case, which is still on trial in
circuit court. The case continued all day today and
probably will not be finished tomorrow.
Some of the testimony in the case is
sensational in the extreme, and that is where
McAfees sorrow comes in.
He was on the stand for the plaintiff
and under direct examination of her attorney, John H.
Flanigan, he admitted that Haggarty, one of the
defendants, had hired him to burn down a mining plant
south of Joplin in which Mrs. True Nell was interested.
He said that Haggarty promised him $100
but paid nothing; that he went to the plant while a
political rally was in progress in town, threw coal oil
on it and then lighted it with a match.
Weeks Public Safety Committee.
"Mr. Stanley Walker was
present and expressed to the council his
complaint of the changed City Ordinance that
allows the discharge of fireworks within the city
limits. Mr. Walker explained that in the past
years there had not been an issue due to the ban
on shooting fireworks in the City, unfortunately
this year he advised that fireworks were shot off
at all hours of the night along with the use of
drugs and alcohol in his neighborhood. Mr. Walker
asked the committee if the City abides by the
State Regulations pertaining to the discharge of
fireworks, examples being fireworks cannot be set
off closer than 600 to any school or church
or closer than 300 of any gas station. Mr.
Walker does not feel that the City should be
above not following the State Constitution.
"Mr. Walker said he had
contacted the police department and reported the
disturbance on Forest Street from Macon to Pine
being blocked off with lawn chairs along both
sides of the street, karaoke, and loud music,
fireworks, drugs and drinking going on all night.
Chief Dagnan advised that the department had
responded and had pictures of the fireworks trash
and mess that was left from the incident. Mr.
Walker also reported that he had two dogs that
did not tolerate the noise of the fireworks and
had to be given a sedative as to keep them under
control. Mr. Walker advised himself and others in
the City of Carthage are veterans of different
departments of the service and such discharge of
fireworks, cause distress. Along with the mental
stress, there is the paper mess left over from
bottle rockets being shot and landing on his
roof. Mr. Walker reported that he had contacted
the State Fire Marshalls Office and spoke
with Chief Thompsons former boss regarding
"After a lengthy
discussion, Chairman Rife advised he would
discuss the issue with Nate Dalley, City Attorney
and see what differences there are in statutes
State vs City."
County Jail Count
192 August 19,
Including Placed out of County
Ive gotten into a
couple a conversations bout the trials
of bein a kid in the last week or two.
Not the stuff ya hear about taday, the
important trials like fallin off a bike
or gettin hit with a baseball.
I suppose as a kid we
didnt think much of a broken arm or a
sprained ankle as bein anything that
devastatin. Thats why takin
some risks while at play was so common. I was
shown scars ta prove it.
I suppose I was fortunate
that durin these conversations there
were plenty of stories bein told and I
didnt get the chance to relay any of my
own. I always thought of my childhood as
bein filled with some adventure or
another, but it seems it was pretty typical
of the times. But even today skinned knees
are pretty good teachers.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
THIS IS A HAMMER
By Samantha Mazzotta
Fast Roof Patching
Q: While organizing the attic,
I noticed there was an area of the floor that
looked like it had gotten wet recently. I looked
at the roof above, but did not notice any holes.
But there is a little water streak down the
plywood. Is this a serious problem? -- Carol H.,
New Bedford, Mass.
A: If you address it quickly,
it will not become a serious problem. Minor leaks
in a roof can be patched fairly quickly.
Theyre often caused by damage to the
shingles on top of the roof, which occurs over
time due to debris strikes, ice buildup or just
general stress from extremes of hot and cold.
During the next rainstorm, go
into the attic and note where the water is
seeping. Follow the trail of water upward until
you can see an entry point. That is the likely
area of damage. Mark the spot clearly and
brightly for now (put a piece of bright tape or
tack a bright piece of paper over the spot).
To repair, youll need to
be able to access the rooftop safely, with safety
harness, rope and ladder, and have a helper. If
youre not able to do this, contact a
roofing professional to do the repair.
If you can do it yourself,
first re-mark the leaky area. From the attic,
take a large (ten-penny) nail and drive it
straight upward through the bottom layer so that
it juts out past the shingles above. (Dont
sink it in all the way, as youll need to
remove it later.)
Gather your repair materials:
spare shingles, roofing cement, roofing nails,
hammer and pry bar. Make your way safely to the
rooftop, with your helper minding the ladder and
safety rope. Locate the upward-jutting nail.
Remove the nail and patch the
hole with a dab of roofing cement.
Inspect the shingle for damage.
If it is very minor, like a ripped edge or small
crack, it can be patched with roofing cement and
a piece of spare shingle cut to fit. Or, you can
completely remove the shingle, sliding it out
carefully from the ones above and to the side,
and slide in a replacement. Tack down on the top
and sides with dabs of roofing cement. Tap in
roofing nails along the top of the replacement
shingle, holding the shingle above it up, then
press the shingle above it back down into place.
Secure the bottom of the shingle with a couple
small dabs of cement underneath the flap.
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