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Bay further that I have seen and re
ceived more justice from the police
of Desplaines street station in one
minute than I have seen or received
from the courts uffive weeks.
In fact, I believe justice is dead in
the courts. If not, it is gagged, blind
or hobble-skirted. Even you were
threatened with jail for trying to
loosen the poor girl's skirts .and give
her a chance to liop over to the poor
man's side, instead of being the sick
wife of the rich man all the time. I
understand your mayor cannot help
this, your chief cannot help this, and
as I cannot help it there seems to be
no redress for me but to let Wiess
and his quack lawyer have his way.
Thanking you most sincerely,
thanking the captain and his men for
the many kindnesses shown me and
the assistance given me, and hoping
that the day will come when Miss
Justice can kick off her old hobble
skirts, and "kick the chairs' from un
der the thick-headed old grannies
that now make a joke of justice In
the Municipal Courtsr of your city.
(Late Cavalryman, U. S. A.).
ANIMAL MORE IN DANGER FROM
'LIGHTNING THAN A MAN
If you and your pet dog were akme
under a tree in a terrific lightning,
storm such as are so frequent at this
season of the year, which do you
think would lie in the -greater dan
geryou or the dog?
"Why, the dog!
The learned men who are all the
time investigating cloud-action and
lightning and atmospheric disturb
ances say that their investigations
show that, when a bolt of lightning
has its choice between a man and an
animal, it apparently chooses the an
imal,. One of the most distinguished En
glish authorities on the subject, Dr.
A. J. Jex-Plake, quotes Dr. Vincent,
another authority, as saying that
some protection can be secured by a
man Ina thunder-storm by .having a
dog with him, as the dog'' win be
more likely to receive the lightning
stroke than the man.
Dr. Jex-Blake believes that people
should keep away from streams,
ponds, hedges, crowds, isolated trees
and animals during thunder-storms. '
Certain varieties of trees he finds are i
not as dangerous as others. The
beech will not be struck as often as
the oak by fifty times that is, oaks "
have been struck fifty times to the
beech's one, While a .single 'tree is
.dangerous, a forest Is comparatively-
safe, as few trees in a forest are 1
It seems to Dr. Jex-Blake better to -sit
down than to stand up in open
country, and it is also considerably '
safer to be wet through than to iave i. f
dry clothes. Some of the effects of .'
the lightning seems to be distributed i
through the wet clothes. The clothes -'
will be torn from the body of the-'
wearer by the generation of steam, t'
but the scientist states he has exam- f
ined seven cases, in but two of which J
were the results fatal. . -i
Cellars or caves offer the best1
places of refuge from lightning, ac-
cording to this authority; A large
house Is safer than a small one. 1
Drafts should be avoided, as should
open windows and doors and fire-'
places. Dr. Jex-Blake does not be;
lieve human beings are particularly -liable
to lightning stroke, however,
and to -those who have T)een struck.
and recovered from its effects he A
gives consolation In the quotation of J r
an old French superstition to the ef-T '
feet that the victims of a holt front
heaven are Tendered capable of cur-
ine any disease or affliction by'
"touching" the person afflicted at any J)
time within 40 days-after tne stroke J
o o xr?
"You never made a sound when
your father spanked you just now'
said a boy to his chum. "No," wasf
the reply. "Father says it hurts hini
worse than it does me, and if that'
so he can do his. own hollering."