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TOUGH ON THE COPS.
Now the traffic cops 'at the cor
ners have complained that blow
ing a whistle causes a rush of
blood, to the head and brings on
dizziness. So Chief McWeeny is
investigating, and if he finds the
cops are telling the truth he will
permit them to direct passing
teams wkith their hands.
But there is danger of such
heavy work as waving their
hands being tough on the weary
coppers. Why not give each of
them a sofa, so he can lie down on
it at the corner and wave the
teams with his feet?
This would be especially good
during the hot weather, as some
of the cops have such big and
flat feet that waving them would
help keep the air in circulation.
Of course there would be some
'danger in this plan, because when
the cops lie down there might bei
a rush of brains to the head or
livers, lights or something' like
-But at that it woild be better
than keeping the cops standing
on the corners and causing a rush
of brains or kidneys to the feet.
Brains, work better in the head
Unless it's-a bone head.
Why not give each traffic cop
a honk-honk horn, so hecan honk
the drivers on their way and
, save his own wipd. The wind for
a honk-honk horn would come
from the street, and that is sup
sposed to belong to the city1
when the street car company isn't
It's a cinch something's got to
is now rushing to the coppers
heads. With anything rushing to,
their heads, even if its brains, the.
cops are apt to get dizzy. Too.
much like drinking on an empty
But mebbe if the cops would
blow 6ut instead of sucking in
when they whitle they wouldn't
get dizzy. It may be a rush ofj
wind to the head. t
THREATEN JOHN D.'S LIFE
Tarrytown, N. Y., Sept 3.
John D. Rockefeller, his son and
grandchildren, are in danger from
the Black Hand.
Rockefeller's secretaries, have
received Black Hand letters de
manding an enormous sum o
money, and threatening the mur-i
der of first the grandchildren
then John D., Jr., and then the
old man, unless the request is
complied with. "
The Pocantico Hills estate is
practically an armed camo todav.
There are armed guards every-
where. The family is surround
ed always by detectives.
It is thought by the police that
there are former workmen on
the Rockefeller estate, men fami
liar -vvith the layout of the
grounds, among thcBlack Hand
ers. Some of the letters were mailed
from Palermo, Italy, the real
home of the Black Hand) where
Lieut Joe Petrisino, the noted
New York detective, was murdered.
Metal is the dominant note in
ie done if blood or anything else
the new trimmings.