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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (April 5, 1902)
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Striking a "squirrel" is the inhe
rent dread of any barber with a desire
to do good work and a commendable
pride in his razors.
"What's a squirrel?" repeated a Lin
coln barber in unfeigned astonishment
to a question of a Courier representa
tive. -"They're not animals. They're
simply fel!owsthat have beards like
small steel wire and for that reason
are hard to shave. They ruin razors
and irritate barbers' nerves.
"Any sort of beard Is likely to be
squirrelish. You first find out the facts
in the case when the razor gives off
a sharp metallic ring. Sometimes the
skin pf the customer is sensitive and
smarting from ill usage and careless
work. Then there is a howl In addition
to the razor difficulty.
"A squirrel is an outcast among busy
barbers. He drifts from shop to shop
getting the worst of it In each one. The
men do not care to shave him and give
him the long scrape when the proprie
tor is not looking. The long scrape is
bringing the razor straight down the
cheek like a lawn mower. It hurts the
squirrel like sin and makes him fairly
wiggle. The victim leaves the shop
with a firm resolve never to come back
"One barber who owns a shop has
worked up quite a business by a shrewd
trick. He hired an extra man and
laid in wait for squirrels. He made a
list of all the difficult customers and
invited them to his chair. Casual
visitors were first sent through this
chair in order to determine whether
they were tough propositions or not.
"He took a sharp razor and gave the
sufferers each a first class shave. He
did it slowly and with care. When
one razor gave out he had another
ready. As a result the squirrel left,
declaring hehad the best tonsorlal art
ist in town. He generally drifted in
and became a permanent customer. In
addition the squirrel kept bragging up
the shop to all his friends.
"And the hard propositions seem to
have more of them than any one else.
Leastwise this man Is forging ahead
of all his competitors.
"About one man In every twenty Is
a squirrel or has tendencies la that
direction, and a veteran barber can de
tect the truth of the case by one hasty
glance. When the unfortunate man
goes Into a shop the men all soldier,
that Is hang back. In order to miss
him. Nine times out of every ten he
never realizes that the barbers are try
ing to miss him.
"This squirrel barber I was telling
you about gets all his hardest fellows
to come In before Saturday. The mild
er cases he treats with care along with
his regular work. For the extra time
spent on them he exacts a five or ten
cent fee through the medium of some
face lotion or skin massage.
"It is far better to be a beardless or
bald headed man than be a squirrel at
the mercy of the Indigent barber."
"Of course you were given the free
dom of the city?" "Yes," answered
the distinguished visitor. "But I had
to keep so close to a regular schedule
under the strict surveillance of so
many committees that It was hard to
realize how free I was." Washington
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A certain drug clerk had heard the
story of the colored woman who on
asking for flesh-colored court plaster,
was given black by the observant
druggist. When a comely colored wo
man asked him for court-plaster, he
congratulated himself on his presence
of mind when, In response to her re
quest for "flesh-cullah" he handed her
black. She opened the box with a de
liberation that was "ominous, but her
face was unruffled as she noted the
color of the contents.
"I gues you mus a misunderstood
my odah. I asked foh flesh cullah and
you done give me skin cullah," she
said. Pittsburg News.
mLwSr f -v. T ill EflBiH
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nlne minutes is the record that President Cassatt, of the Pennsylvania rail
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Fast traveling Is the famous magnate's great delight and he Is ambitious of
beating even this fine railroad record.
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