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January 12, 1910


Warrant Is Issued for Arrest of
Painter Who Used It.

Music hath charms, but not for Henry Ray. Ray is a house painter employed at 1212 East Forty-forth street. Complaint was issued by the prosecuting attorney yesterday, charging him with felonious assault. Jesse Helm was the prosecuting witness.

Helm was musically inclined. He broke the monotony occasionally with a few verses of popular song.

"I was singing this morning," he told Edward J. Curtin, an assistant prosecutor, "when Ray came down from the scaffolding and struck me in the back with an iron bar."

"What were you singing?"

"Oh, simply 'I Love My Wife, But Oh, You Painter,' " said Helm. "He told me I sang as though I had a busted reed in my organ. I can't imagine why it made him sore when I refused to stop."

"I can guess," said Mr. Curtin, and he issued the complaint.

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April 18, 1907


Servant Girl at Mrs. A. R. Meyer's
Home Causes a Fire Alarm.

All because the domestic in the home of Mrs. August R. Meyer, Forty-fourth street and Warwick avenue, thought there were burglars in the house, and commenced calling loudly for help and crawling out of windows, a fire alarm was turned in by a neighbor who supposed the house to be in flames. The department responded with the usual alacity, placed a ladder against the building and extracted a servant girl from vines on the roof, where she had become entangled in her efforts to escape.

After a reasonable length of time the absence of the supposed burglar was clearly established to the satisfaction of the domestics, who returned to bed. The fire department smiled and drove back to the station.

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