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comfortable and said, to close the of the finest horses in the coun
"Well, I presume that all such
trials make character?"
"I don't know," said Mrs.
Hitchcock, "if they.do or not, but
I want to give notice right here
that 1 have got all the 'character'
"No you haven't, my girl,"
Hitchcock said , impulsively.
"You've stuck so far arid you'll
stick the" rest of the way." s
The5 wife's i eyes filled with
tears, but she said nothing, so she
has no promise to break at this
EX-GAMBLER DIES BROKE
George V. Hankins is dead, and
the old-time gamblers are mourn- J
mg one of their best,
Hankins died at the home of
John Storey, 4714 St. Lawrence
avenue. He was 67-years bid.
Once . a millionaire several
times ovec, Hankins died penni
less. He tried to buck the other
Hankin's gambling rooms, used
to be at 124 North Clark street.
It was no plape for pikers. $5,000
and $10,000 bets were every day
Hankiris himself would bet
with, anyone on anything. And
he never whined if he lost.
A western mining man who
had struck it rich offered t6 bet
Hankins $50,000 on the turn df
a single card one day. ' Hahkins
took him on, and lost. But he.
never batted an eye as he shelled
out the $50,000.
Hankins used to keep a string
try, and at the height of his pros
perity he was rated at $5,000,000.
Then he thought he'd try the
wheat pit. He went down among
the brokers, and what they didn't
db tb.him wasn't worth talking
about. They triumed him so bad
ly that at the end he left Chicago,
and took a job as lookout for a
faro game at Leavenworth, Kan.
CRIPPLE A MURDERER?
'Lewis Miller, legless cripple,
may have to answer a charge of
Miller was arrested today and
is being held pending the inqugst
over the body of Albert Ogden.
,Ogden and Miller were arrest
ed together, charged with creat
ing A disturbance, July 12. Og
den was fined $5 and costs, and
sent to the Bridewell. Miller was
Ogden died in the Bridewell
August 17. The coroner's office
received wbrd that he had died
6f knife wounds Inflicted by" Mil
ler. The cripple's arrest follow
ed. The inquest over Ogden will
be held tomorrow.
Miller lives at 741 South State
o o .
Gout is rarely known among
the. Working classes of Ireland.
Their immunity is thought to be-
due to the fact that their food
consists largely of potatoes.
Following a drought, the first
rain to fall contains avast amount ,
of ammonia, which is a most val
uable stimulant to plant life.