A Scotchman was arguing with a conductor as to
whether the fare was 25 or 50 cents. Finally the
disgusted conductor picked up the Scotchmans
suitcase and tossed it off the train, just as they passed
over a bridge. It landed with a splash.
"Mon," screamed the
Scotchman, "isnt it enough to try to
overcharge me, but now you try to drown my little
Life Insurance agent to would-be
client: "Dont let me frighten you into a hasty
decision. Sleep on it tonight. If you wake up tomorrow,
let me know of your decision then."
A famous writer once sent Christmas
cards containing nothing but 25 letters of the alphabet.
When some of his friends admitted that they had failed to
understand his message, he pointed to the card and said,
"Look! No L!"
The orchestra leader kept throwing
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Sales of Mining
Two important mining deals are reported
closed this week. One is the sale of the Loy Bros. plant
and Lone Acre mine near Stotts City for $75,000,
Cleveland and Boston parties being the purchasers.
The second sale was that of the Sara
Mora mine and a thirteen acre lease on the Mastin tract
south of Galena for $30,000. The purchasers were from
Teachers at Golden City.
Among the Jasper county teachers who
have been attending the Barton county institute at Golden
City, the following have been given certificates to teach
in that county: Miss Mary Fadler, of Carthage; Misses
Mollie Pugh and Nora Beall, of Jasper; Miss Fannie
Margraves, of Medoc; A.M. Walker and Miss Lena Brown, of
Opolis, and Miss Susan Erwin, of Avilla.
The 45th annual Maple Leaf
Festival will begin Saturday, October 8th with
the Maple Leaf 5K Run, Duathlon, Kids Duathlon,
Mile Run and Fun Run, and Diaper Dash and
conclude Sunday, October 16th with the Maple Leaf
Circus. The Maple Leaf Parade will be Saturday,
October 15th beginning its route on the historic
downtown square. Food, craft booths and live
entertainment on the square, the all new Maple
Market at 6th and Main, and Willie Arthur
Smiths Marching Cobras performing in the
auditorium will provide a variety of activity for
this years attendees.
In addition to the activities
downtown on the day of the parade, the week holds
plenty of other events located throughout
Carthage including pageants, a car show, lighting
contest, adult beverage tastings and Historic
Downtown Art Walk.
For a full schedule of events,
Maple Leaf Festival brochures are available at
the Chamber, 402 S Garrison and at sponsor
locations throughout Carthage in both English and
County Jail Count
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Including Placed out of County
I suppose that one a the
appeals of the many fall festivals in the
area is the fact that they arent
considered as one of the regular family
holidays. They are more of a make-your-own
There isnt the
pressure of Christmas or Thanksgivin,
or for lots a families the Fourth or Easter.
In many cases it seems, the fall
gatherins are more of an excuse to see
old friends or some combination of friends
The traditional meal can be
as informal or formal as is comfortable or
with so many activities and food venders
there can be no meal at all.
Problly the best part
for some is that the local merchants
dont close on this holiday. Shop till
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
Many Ways to Treat
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Will you
please discuss heart fibrillation? I take a
medicine for high blood pressure. Medicines for
atrial fibrillation made me wild. I also take
warfarin for the fibrillation. Id
appreciate any information you have. -- M.L.
ANSWER: Atrial fibrillation is
one of the most common heartbeat irregularities.
The atria are the two upper heart chambers, the
site of origin for the electric signal coming
from the hearts inborn pacemaker and
producing each heartbeat. Fibrillation is a rapid
twitching of the heart muscle. The atria are not
contracting; theyre squirming. This
decreases the hearts pumping power.
More dangerously, it also leads
to clot formation. Blood stagnates in the
squirming atria. Stagnated blood clots. Those
clots can be carried in the circulation to a
brain artery, which they block. Thats a
stroke. Thats why you take warfarin
(Coumadin) -- to prevent clotting
Aging, high blood pressure,
heart artery disease, heart valve disorders and
an overactive thyroid gland are some of the
things that lead to fibrillation.
The goals of therapy are to
slow the heart, establish a normal heartbeat and
prevent a stroke. Sometimes, simply slowing the
heart will restore normal heart pumping without
ending the irregular beat. Anticoagulation (blood
thinning) is still needed.
I cant mention all the
medicines used to control fib; there are too
many. In place of medicines, a shock to the heart
sometimes can restore a normal beat. Heart
specialists also use a technique called ablation.
They thread into the heart a special catheter
that has the capability of creating tiny scars
with radio waves or ultrasound waves or by
freezing tissue. The scars form an impenetrable
barrier to the renegade electric signals causing
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