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ALE OF AN OOZY THING
Melrose Highlands, Mass.,
Aug 26. Miss Rose Pickell has
taken a vow never to eat shrimp
Miss Pickell tackled a dish of
shrimp salad last night and be
came exceedingly ill. v
A doctor was called in. He
could do nothing for her by the
ordinary restorative methbds.
So he used his stethoscope and
announced to Miss PickelPs anx
ious familyHhat he had discover
ed the trouble.
iThere is something alive In
her stomach," he said.
"Whereupon Miss Pickell faiht
edf but recovered in time to sug
"Maybe it's a shrimp."
"No," said the doctor, "'bigger
than a shrimp much bigger."
Miss Pickell fainted again.
Thenthe doc. got busy. He had
the family boil a heald of lettuce,
and when it was read he propper
open Miss Pickell's throat, and
held the lettuce at her mouth.
"That will bring it," he said.
"Lettuce always brings animals.
They, like lettuce."
Followed a commotionjn Miss
Pickell's insides like unto the
workings of seven unchained
devils. A look of gloating tri
umph came over the face of the
"See!" he said, and held up the
head of lettuce.
Miss Pickell saw, and promptly
went off into another faint. On
the head Of lettuce was a very
much alive and exceedingly en
ergetic lizard l - -
Miss Pickell has recovered Jo
day, but she has developed an ex
traordinary hatred For shrimp
salad and lizards. The Pickell-ed
lizard is still living.
THIS PAIR ARE ALL OVER
New York, Aug. -26. There
are more Gyp the Bloods and
Lefty Louies in this country than -there
are presidential aspirants, si
Also,' District Attorney Whit
man and the police department
are very, very weary.
Ever since-Whitman announc
ed that Gypple and Lefty were,,
the actual murderers of Gambler
Roserjtharafid put a pride of $5,-
000 on their heads, the police of
the country have been, sleuthing
night and day,
At 'the present time, Whitman
has.fn.side, reliable information
that Gyp the Blood "is under ar
rest at Lackawanna, Pa., Nyack,
N. Y., Boston, Philadelphia,
Pittsburgh ,San Francisco, Los
Angeles and Denver. Why the
Chicago police havefn't" arrested,
Gyp is not yet known.
Whitman also has inside, re
liable information that Lefty,
Louie is under arrest at Scranton,
Pa., Indianapolis, Cleveland, O
Des Moines, la., and a "far wesfc
ern city." -
Lefty Louie, you will observe
is not so accomplished as Gyp the
Blood. He is onlv in five cities
at the same time, whereas Gyppie
is in eight.
Russia's prisons are construct
ed to hold 90,000 prisoners. Over;
feOOQ-are now" lodged in them