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Mrs. Lorraine Fraser De Vine,
real estate operator o"f Berkeley,
Cal., recently indicted by the Ala
meda county grand jury, has con
fessed to forging a will leaving
herself $30,000 of the estate of
Mrs. Mary L. Swain of Berkeley,
deceased. In default of $5,000
bail Mrs. DeVine remained in
jail, although stoutly maintain
ing" her innocence. After admit
ting her guilt to the officials, she
still assured her husband she was
innocent,, and her plea of guilty
was a" shock to him.
"Local Color" means a lot of
hard work sometimes. James
Otis, who years ago wrote "To
by Tyler or Ten Weeks With a
Circus" which has delighted thou
sands of youngsters, got his local
color by working as assistant
treasurer of.acircu? for 10 weeks.
SWIPED A BARBER'S POLE,
BUT WONT DON STRIPES
New York, Feb. 21. "Ha!
Vengeance is mine," quoth Hen
ry Campbell, 14, as he dragged a
barber pole noisily dowh Amster
"Sure, and you're mine," broke
in a big policeman, grabbing
Henry by the shoulder and rudely
shattering his dream of r-r-e-venge.
"What's it all about?"
Then Henry opened his heart
and mouth and poured forth
,his tale of woe to the copper.
"There's a Dago member of the
tonsorial Mafia up the street here,
and I'm getting even with him for
murder. He murdered my hair
for fair. Have a look."
The coppe'r looked. Henry's ,
hair was cut lik'e a French poodle
in distress. It looked like justi
fication, hut -the ' copper had to
take him. in. Henry repeated his
story to the judge:
"Judge, my mother sent me to
get my hair cut. But she didn't .
send me to get decorated like a
thatch roof on a Hottentot hut.
The barber used real scissors,
judge, but it looks like a goat had ,
been chewing my noodle. And ,
he charged 5 cents, too. So I
swiped the pole."
The magistrate admitted the
haircut was all the youth claim-
ed, and reluctantly sent him to
the Gerry society.
oo ' r
Hickory Dickory Dock,
A mouse ran up the clock,
The clock was sold
To a maiden old,
Oh dear. -oh dear! what a shockl
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