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Kis mother. Joseph listened for
a tinie, and the cause of his
mother's years of worry dawned
on him. Joseph descendecLon the
shark's son with the intention to
make a different variety of mark
than that his mother had been
making in renewing the note.
But the shark's son fled.
Then the whole story came out.
Mrs. W. E. Boyes, superintend
ent of the Legal Aid society, and
Guy M. Blake, the society's at
torney, acted. They threatened
the shark with prosecution if the
note was not canceled. The son
canceled the note. That ended
the case. But no prosecution that
could have' been brought would
have compensated Mrs. Murphy
for the years of agony, worry and
trial she endured", or the deceit
she was forced to practice on her
husband and son. And all for a
suit of clothes that cost $25
originally but . in the -end
amounted to more than $500.
These vultures should be
stopped, as ruthlessly as one
would trample on a snake. But
it is hard to do when the people
do not hear of the cases, and do
not know the names of the pirati
cal companies of which they
should "beware. And the- papers
don't often print news of such
A Generous Offer.
"Tommy, if you'll saw some
wood, I'll tell you what I'll do."
" "What's that, dad?"
"I'll let you have the sawdust
to play circus with." Washing
MILLIONS STARVING TO
DEATH IN RUSSIA .
St. Petersburg, Dec. 8. Rus-
sia is in the grip of a famine that,
threatens to claim more lives than&
that of 1891, when 800,000 men,
women and children died.
In Ufa, hundreds of children
have lived for months on acorns.
But there are hardly any acorns
In Samara, the people are eat
ing dogs and shrubs. The peo
ple there are dying in their homes,
and in the fields and by the road
sides. The government has prohibit
ed the organization of private re
lief societies. It fears political
In some districts the police
the czar's power in Russia have
forbidden the papers to raise
funds, or even to mention the
The Free Economic society es
timates the crop shortage at 50,-v
The bureaucracy, as usual, is
attempting to minimize the situa
tion. The premier saysthe gov
ernment has taken all proper
measures for relief but he fails
to tell of the tlead, the dying; the
Heated debates on the situation
have taken place in the Dumaa
The opposition the insurgents
are demanding the dismissal of ,
the governors of affected prov-r
But the'Duma is powerless, andc
Russia may pay the tolL