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ised they would get rid of the tenant
as soon as possible."
"I see," said the reporter, "having
been caught with the goods, they ar
dently desired to get rid of the
"Um," said Mr. Thrasher.
"Have any of these rich and re
spectable property owners shown
themselves more eager to remedy
conditions and prevent the flow of
dirty money into their pockets than
others?" asked the reporter.
"Um," said Mr. Thrasher, and was
thoughtful for quite five minutes.
"Um," lie said again, "some of them
have expressed themselves. Yes,
some of them have expressed them
selves." "Could you get the names of
some of those who expressed them
selves?" asked the reporter.
"Um," said Mr. Thrasher, "I don't
think that would be proper. Um!
No, I think you had better get the
names of the men from the men
This plunged the reporter into deep
thought. How was he going to ap
proach men to get their names when
he did not know who the men were
nor what they looked like nor the
kind of clothes they wore nor where
"But I don't know them," he said,
at last to Mr. Thrasher. He spoke
very timidly, because it was evident
Mr. Thrasher regarded the interview
at an end.
"Um," said Mr. Thrasher, "No.
That's just it. You don't know
"Well," suggested the reporter
hopefully, "you might .give a clue?'
"Can't give out names," said Mr.
Thrasher. "Wouldn't be proper.
Mightn't like it"
"But all the men were willing
enough to talk at the time of the ex
pose; they all wanted to explain
-themselves then; would they be just
as anxious to be vindicated if they
have been helping you?"
Qh,yes," sa Mr, Thrasner, "But
I don't think I ought to give out the
names. Come in again. Always
glad to see you. Good-bye."
London. According to dancing
masters there willbe no further pro
test against the Tango and the Bos
ton and British society folk are learn
ing them rapidly.
Paris. A giraffe in the Jardin des
Plantes committed suicide by swing
ing its 15-foot neck violently against
a brick wall until the skull was frac
tured. New York When the Hamburg
Liner Imperator left Cherbourg June
12 on her maiden trip she had in her
larder 48,500 pounds of fresh meat,
48,000 eggs, 121,000 pounds of pota
toes, 27,500 pounds of fresh vege
tables, 6,000 tins of canned vege
tables, 10,500 pounds of fowl and
game and 9,000 pounds of fish, 12,
500 quarts of milk, 400 pounds of
tea, 500 pounds of chocolate and 7,-
000 pounds of coffee.
Carnegie, who attended dinner and
reception at the kaiser's castle, was
the only plain citizen and was alone
in his black evening clothes. Every
body else glittered with gems and
gold lace, purple and scarlet, but the
American attracted more attention
than anyone except the Emperor.
St. Louis. As indirect result of
being hit in head by a pitched ball,
Earl Davenport, who played with
Pittsburgh in the National League In
1892, today was sentenced to serve
three years in San Quentin prison
for passing fictitious checks. Claims
to have been irresponsible since ihe
New York. "I'm going to buy the
apartment house In which we live
and put out everybody my wife and
1 don't like," is declaration of Mil
ton C. Salomon, an elevator man,
who Inherited more than $100,000,