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to "come in Friday;" and dropped this
letterinto the mail box, having first
x On Friday morning Mary and John
both stood before the Judge. There
were 'no lawyers, no jurors, no ste
nographer, no more court costs.
The judge asked. Mary if she ad-.
nutted owing the debt as John claim
ed. "I do; your honor."
"Then why not pay it?" '
"Well, yoUssee, judge, it was this
way: I jUBt 'pulled through before I
ran this bill. Then baby got sick.
That meant a doctor, who had to be
paid, because I never yet have taken
charity! The doctor wrote a prescrip
tion, and that meant money for the
druggist. And the fact is that, though
I've tried hard, I haven't yet caught
up." . '
"Are you willing, to .sign an agree
ment to pay oft this debt at the rate
of $2 I month?"
Mary podded assent.-
"Are you .agreeable?" the judge
asked, turning to John.
At first 'John was stubborn. But
when the judge told him that an at
tachment on .Mary's wages would
only get him a part of the claim, be-
cause she had only $7 coming, and
would cause her to be discharged,
throwing- her children into distress,
he yielded and the agreement- was
signed. Nlt went on the court records.
Failure to keep it would leave the old
way of justice still open.
This court of conciliation has been
in operation, a little -more .than a
regular municipal court the cases
already over 60 per cent wliich can
be settled without a lawsuit.- Nolaw
" yers are allpwed ,to appear; before it.
The rules of evidence are elastic.
An award thus made ta"les less
time than a jury -trial with expensive
lawyers, saves perhaps 80 per cent of
the-present expense and gives, both
sides a full and fair chance to present
its case man-to-man fashion; WITH
This Cleveland innovation js chiefly
the work of a Russian-Jew, who'cam
to .America a dozen years'ago perini-'
less and .unable to speak a word of
English. Today Cleveland has no bet
ter user of English than Judge Man
uel Levine, and he is UBing it to ar
mighty good advantage! ,
- o o
By Caroline Coe.
Rhubarb Merangue Pie.
.Bake bottom crust same as forgi.
lemon or cream pie. Don!t 'forget toj,
put the crust on the under side of the!
pie pan. When baked place in the
pan correctly and you will find the
crust in perfect Bhape-K Add riph rhu
barb filling. made fibifi. either -recipe
given above fdrsauce., Make meran
gue of whites of two eggs beaten to a
stiff froth, adding two tablespoons of
pulverized sugar for each egg. Cover"
top of the pie," putting Bdme of the
merangue in try propping from a
spoon. Set in hot oven tolightly
brown. Serve at once. 1"
Five poundsof rhubarb- cut into
inch pieces." Three pounds of figs
chopped- coarse. Five pounds of su
gar. Crated rind-Qf one lemon. Boil
slowly one-hour, booland-put in
glasses. jrX "- v - 1 "
ANOTHER TRAIN OUTRAGE
She blew a building alMo bits
And by the police she wasn't
, caught - d
Next, at the Premier threw a- bricS
And quickly smashed his train 01