robbed and nearly killed Robert
S. Schearer, a young artist.
And they .didn't go away out
into the outskirts of the city to
do it, either. No, sir! They did
it right at that celebrated spot
Forty-second and Broadway.
Schearer was mistaken by the
bandits for the youthful pride of
a wealthy house who blazed his
way along Broadway last night to
the tune of empty champagne
bottles . That was Schearer's
The bandits met him at an all
night cafe neat Forty-second.
They made his acquaintance, and
induced the confiding young man
to come with them for a taxicab
When the two To"bbers got
Schearer inside the taxicab they
stuck him up. When they found
he had only $30 instead of the
"roll that would choke ,a horse"
which they hd heard their in
tended victim carried, they beat
him almost to death. He is in the
hospital today. He will recover.
: o o
A Polite Child.
One day little 3-year-old Maxie
was putting his hat on to go out.
His mother heard him, say' Ex
cuse me," and as he was alone she
asked him who he was talking to.
"To myself," he answered. "I
asked myself to excuse myself for
slapping my face with my rub
TEACHER, AGED 81, FINDS
TEXT BOOK TOO EASY
One factory in Washington, D.
C, makes girls work 14 hours at
a time and at night. Right under
the nose of the. government!
Emily Metcalf has been teach
er all her life. She is 81 years '
old and she is "still teaching at her '
home in Hudson, Ohio. And her
opinion is that modern school
books are too easy. i
"Modern school books," she
says, "trick pupils-into habits of .
idleness. Difficult tasks teach a '
child perseverance. Easy books
and 'short cut' methods weaken ,
rather than strengthen children. .
The old fashioned virtues of ap
plication and perseverance are '
lost sight of."
Magistrate What ! Do you
mean to say your husband struck
you, and he a physical wreck?
Mrs. Maloney Yes, yer hon
or ; but he's been a physical wreck
only since he struck me. Mc
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