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ster who hopes to annex Ritchie's
Rivers is powerfully built and has
all the foundation for a great fighter,
except, it has been charged, lack of
nerve. He backs up under fire. When
things are going his way and he is
doing the leading, he is like a tiger,
smashing home his terrific right that
carries a sleep wallop. A right-swing,
with all the weight of the body be
hind it, and ability to deliver it from
any position is his greatest asset. He
is fast and a good defensive and of
fensive boxer. Ritchie will have no
cinch when he mixes with him July .
While he may win and probably will,
he will know he has been in a fight.
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DIARY OF FATHER TIME
The divorce case of the Duke and
Duchess of Westminster, to be heard
very shortly, promises to afford Eng
lish society a little welcome excite
ment. Although the divorce rate is
increasing in nearly every civilized
country a divorced woman is still
looked upon with askance in Eng
land. The number of divorces in the
United States in 1906 was over 72,
000, about double the number re
ported for that year from all the rest
of the Christian world.
The history of divorce practically
begins with the law of Rome. It was
provided that a wife could divorce
her husband without incurring pen
alty if he was convicted of any one
of twelve offenses treason, adul
tery, homicide, poisoning, forgery,
violating tombs, stealing from a
church, robbery, cattle stealing, at
tempting his wife's life, beating his
wife, introducing immoral women to
his house. If the wife divorced her
husband for any other cause she for
feited her dowry and could not marry
again for five years. A husband
could divorce his wife without incur
ring a penalty for any of these rea
sons except the last, and also for go
relatives, going from home at night
against her husband's wish without
reasonable cause, frequenting the .
circus or theater after being forbid
den by her husband. If a husband-,
divorced his wife for any other rea
son he forfeited all interest in his
wife's dowry. "
PHOTOGRAPH OF TINY TOTS (
TAMES "HUMAN TIGER" l '
Folsom State Prison, Cal., June 30. -
Jacob Oppenheimer, known as
"The Human Tiger," who has killed -two
men since his imprisonment for
robbery in 1895, has been tamed by,,
the photograph of three winsome lit-.
tie children, the baby sons of a so
Sent to him by Mrs. Bessie HUT,
of Chico, Cal., this picture has not
alone aroused a remarkable rever
ence In a man thought to be heart
less, but has been the inspiration for
a prose sonnet on childhood, wtiich
in tenderness contrasts strangely
with the grim record of homicides
that has marked Oppenheimer's
course to the gallows.
He read a portion of his prose son
net as he leaned against the bars of 7
his cage, his husky prison voice'
trembling with emotion.
"Their innocence, like a perfume,
purifies the atmosphere of sordid -thoughts.
It makes the savage and
cruel-niinded pause, and the heart -beat
afresh with the joy of youth, the "
eyes to beam with renewed hope and
pride and tenderness. In children is
the consolation and hope of human
ity; they hold the mirror of truthful-,
ness and love and are-the harbingers ,
"There's more of it," he said, after
a pause, "but " 4
The bugle call, sounding taps, in-;,
terrupted him and he went back into 5
the corner of his cell. There was still -the
photograph in his hand when he
climbed into his bunk.
Oppenheimer is to be hanged July -r
ing to "dine with men other than her 1