A JOKE AND ITS COST
#■ At the ShoriS'o Court, Preaton, Englnnd, on Match 4th lest, before a jury, tho oase of Alden v .Sobnedeerhe waa tried. Oc February 24th Uat the plaintiff »nd the dcFendaut yrare at an hotel m B*rrow-on-FurneEß, The plalnl'fjf a&ked the defendant to stir the fire, and while he was doing no bo poured a bottle of red dye over Mr Alden's head, observing that he was pbrenologloally feeling hia buenpa. Tde defendant thea exclaimed jocularly, " You will be a red d^— . for three months. " The plaintiff tried to wash off tho dye, but the more he rubbed the deaoer the dya became. Hia face and hair wera gUlned, his oollard, clothes and bedoluthes spoilt, and when he went into the strpeia the' bnya and girls shouted " Red Jndiai?." He ap« paired In Court with a finely polished softrl-it oountenanco ard head of bright C^os^nqf balr. 'Tho defdadant, who wub manager of tho F:ax »ntl Jute Works, Barrow, hud baon In ihe habit of oarrylns> a box filled wth re 4 powcJpr, which lip distrjibqted as snuffy tho effoat being to dyo hfo friaQdu' nffjtrlja a doop ornation.
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