Local barber Thomas McCafferty had a customer sitting in the chair facing Bridge Street, and only one side of his face shaved. The customer noticed out of the corner of his eye that a friend he wanted to talk to was walking by the barber shop.
The customer quickly jumped out of his chair and bounded out the door. On his way out he slipped and fell full width of the pavement flat on his face. McCafferty stood at the door shaking his head with a razor in hand.
W.W. Cliff, editor of the Central Canadian, who was also passing by at the same time was astounded to hear the barber (who was known for his quick wit) say to the customer now lying on the Bridge Street sidewalk,
” And don’t come back into the shop again!”
W.W. stopped, looked at the large unshaven chap on the pavement, then at Tom, and went on his way without any comment.
I guess you are only as good as your last haircut, or in this case a shave.
9328-00 (Lanark Co): Thomas McCAFFERTY, 23, barber, Glasgow Scotland, Carleton Place, s/o John McCAFFERTY & Catherine McCONNELL, married Rebecca WILSON, 24, Carleton Place, same, d/o William WILSON & Eliza McLAREN, witn: William A. WILSON of Smith Falls & Mary CLYNE of Carleton Place, 17 Jan 1900 at Carleton Place