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he court will agree to the date
fixed by the prosecuting attorney.
THE FRIENDLY STORK.
Lady Pardon me, but are
these eggs fresh laid?
Grocer Absolutely, madam.
The farmer I purchased them
from won't allow his liensr to lay
theiri any other way. :I "
CHINA. FACES FAMINE
Shanghai, Sept. 10. The death;,
list in the typhoon that swept
Cheklang province August 29 has,
grown from 30,000 to 75,000.
Millions are homeless and des
titute. The very size of the dis
aster Has crippled local relief com
mittees. The government has no
Unless help arrives (prickly,
hundreds of thousands will die of
starvation and exposure. And. if
this happens, an epidemic of dis
ease ;s sure to sweep the country.
The storm began in the early
morning. By noon the wind was
sweeping all before it at 100
miles an hour. Just at high tide,
there came sudden immense
The streams running into the
Yellow Sea. overflowed their
banks. The incoming ide rushed
up the rivers. The flood spread
over the land faster than a man ,
Whole towns were swept away
when ihe water receded Wen-,
chow, with a population of 80,000,
is. gone, x nere is scarcely a stone
to' mark the place where it stood.
Chu Chow and Tsintient, each
with 50,000, are likewise wiped
from the earth.
Chenkiahg is the smallest pro
vince in China. But it is the
most thickly populated. It Jias
12,000,000 inhabitants. The coun
try is flat, and crossed and criss-"
crossed by canals and rivers. l r
The flood wiped out the crops
of all this district This means"'
famine for 12,000,000 people, '
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