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.TAKEN BACK HOME.
Columbus, O., Aug. 31. Mrs.
Carolyn Beers, the woman who
made a rush at President Taft
when he was here, and in whose
clothing two knives were found,
has been taken back "to Green
ville by.relatives, who have prom
ised to keep her under close sur
veillance. The authorities here were per
suaded not to file insanity pro
ceedings against her. Her rela
tives insisted she is not vicious
and that she'would not have at
tacked President Taft had she
succeeded in reaching him. '
w i.' o o
At the last census of the Union
of "South Africa the figures
showed tliat thereVere over three
million more natives than Euro-jjeans
HE WAS SOME SPOONER.
Charlie Rimmlejf sure does likd
to spoon. His dad said so in court
the other day and his dad ought
to know, for he told the judge
that he'd been keeping an eye on
Charlie for some time.
Charlie is only 24 years old and
getting just a bit bald, and needs
the paternal guidance of his pop
twhile courting. His dad thinks
that way, but Charlie and his best
girl, Miss Gertie Blinker, don't
think the same way. That's how
the spooning proclivities of
Charlie happened to be shown up
in the New Haven, Conn., court
room. Charlie didn't come home on
time, his pa said, and his pa went
out to look him up. Charlie was
on his tegular job, spooning,
when dad got within hailing dis
tance. Dad pulled Charlie away
from'Gert in such a hurry that he
hurt Gertie's arm, she said, and
so she had him pinched.
Judgment was suspended in
view of Charlie's promise to get
his spooning done in time to re
port at the family domicile before
bedtime in the future.
"Oh, no, ma'am," pleaded the
tramp, "you may think my life alL
sunshine, but it ain't. Wherever
I go I am beset witlrdangers. In
short, ma'am, I carry my life in
my hands.'" N
"Ah, I see!" exclaimed'his tern-
parary hostess, "that accounts '
for your not washing your hands.
You don't dare to do it for fear, ,
you'll drown yourself."