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came to him, suppose this thief
were the ex-convict Rattenberg,
what would Rattenberg be most
likely to do?
"He'd go and get his gun, wait
until he saw that Mansfield was
alone in his Junk shop, and then
go in and threaten to blow the
old man's head off unless he came
through with the money. That's
what he'd do.
"And Mansfield, being a miser,
and having money in his pocket
for once, would fight back,
"And then the thief, in desper
ation, would attack the old man
and in the fight the odds are ten
to one that one of them would be
killed by the other.
"Now we know that the man
who killed Mansfield loitered out
side the junk shop for over an
hour yesterday until he saw that
the old man was alone in the
"We know that he then went
into the store, and that there was
a desperate struggle there, which
ended in the murderer first shoot
inging Mansfield through the ab
domen and then crushing in his
head with part of an automobile
motor that was lying in the store.
"And we also know tljat the
ex-convict, Rattenberg, was loit
ering near the junk shop Tues
day. He was seen. And we know
that Rattenberg was a thief, and
that he answers the description
of the man who fled after the
"That's why we want Ratten
berg, arid we intend to get him,
MUST HAVE BEEN A REAL
New York, Jan. 16. Several
"white-haired boys," "tin-pan
girlies" and "flappers" had a
shock that almost caused them to
skip a drink in a Broadway cab
aret early today.
A cabaret singer was handing
out a fine line of caba-braying,
glasses were clinking, and on the
tables of a few eccentric persons
there was food. Everybody was
having a fine time. .
Rudely a company of firemen
dragging a hose dashed into the
place. "There's a fire upstairs.
All you people get out," shouted
the fire captain.
One youth became quite inter
ested. He looked at the hose
curiously. Finally a smile broke
over his features, as though he
had solved a great problem.
"Why, there's water in that
thing," he said, examining the
hose. "Take it out. Don't want
water in here. No, place for it.
Can't.bear the sight of the stuff,"
he ended querulously.
Firemen again ordered the
guests out, but they refused to
"We should worry!" cried a.,
group at one table. "Go upstairs'
and put the fire out. It's not our
The firemen went upstairs and
put the fire out before it had done
The band continued to play'
Only one Englishman has ever
been elected Pope.