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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 02, 1913, Image 20',
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had hannened in thfi iail helow Mrs
Walden fled down a flight of stairs
ana arnvea m tne jail just m time to
oar UTa-mIa 0Mi4-U : -
to raise a chair- post to again strike
tne unconscious man.
"Coward," cried Mrs,, .Walden, as
she leaped to her husband's" side and
grabbed his gun from its holster in
"The "first man who takes a step
toward me will die," she said, flour
ishing the big weapon.
There was a snap in her expression
and fire blazed from her eyes. Not
a man moved until Mrs. Waldorf com
manded them to go to their cells.
A prisoner confessed to the sheriff
that the attack was part of a plot'
whereby Odus Davidson, under sen
tence of death, hoped to escape.
Davidson was recently convicted on
a charge of killing Miss Ella Bar
ham, pretty daughter of a farmer of
Pleasant Ridge. One night last No
vember her dismembered body was
found in a hog pen. She had been
knocked from her pony in -broad
daylight and choked to death. Her
body was cut to pieces with an axe
The prisoner making the confes
sion said it was arranged that Smith
should beat the sheriff unconscious,
or kill him and then take his keys
' and open Davidson's cell.
o o r
An applicant for the post of mis
tress in a country school was being
questioned by "those in authority.
"And what is your position with re
gard to the whipping of children?"
one member asked. "My usual posi
tion," she replied, "is on a chair with
the child across my knees, face downward!"
"By Jove! I came away from home
this morning without a penny in my
pocket!" "What made you do a
thing like that? " "I don't know. But
I guess my j&jjfe had a hand in it."
TIME TO BEGIN HOUSECLEANING
. . ' By Caroline Coe. ' -Don't
begin yqur regular spring
housecleanitfg until' it is time to put
up your screens, and right here let
me make a little suggestion. Put up
your screens even before you expect
to keep your windows open. Yojiwill
keep, out many moths, bugs and flies
which would trouble you if you wait
ed until later days.
Don't start your spring houseclean
ing in a haphazard manner, with no
knowledge of what is really neces
sary to be done and no idea whether
you are goirig'to be able to do the
things you want to do.
The first things to look over are
yojUF sheets, pillqw cases, towels and
napkins. Sheets and table cloths that '
have become a little thin in the cen
ter may have a piece taken .off from
the side so that, the wear will not'
come in the same place.
Table cloths should be looked over
carefully and all thin places darned.
This can be donev with '.the needle
and some of the ravelings of the cloth
if you are an expert Tyith the needle
or with fine thread on the sewing
machine. Use one hundred thread or
even finer if ttie. linen isdamty, and
make ,your stitches long, stitch back '
There is a Sevang machine attach
ment" that is very fine for darning
linen, but if you haven't it with your
machine the way I suggested first will
do the work nearly as well. If you
find two very thin towels sew them
together for the' children's bathroom
or in the kitchen, or make themJhto'
Worn pillow cases are almost hope
less,, except as dust rags, tyitif you
are going to use them as dust cloths
be sure-that you hem them, as an un-.
hemmed cloth, especially if it be old,
is easily torn and will not Jast half '
as long. Having put your table linen
and bedding in order wash.aU blank
ets. . .