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"What's this for?" cried the girl.
"Why, you know perfectly well
what it's for," answered the woman.
'When you came in here last night
you were drunk. You broke up the
furniture and smashed the lamps.
That's for the booze you hadJiere,
the damage to the furniture and the
hire for the taxi you came in. Unless
you stay here and pay for it we'll
hand you over to the police."
This was. in Los Angeles. The girl
stayed a couple of days. What could
se do? But the landlady always
sent up trays of food and c'rinks
three or four times a day and charged
terrible prices, so the girl sank deep
e and deeper in debt.
. Finally she recognized a friend in
the house, a young man whom she
had always believed friendly and re
ljgious. She appealed to him for help.
He went about it bull-headedly and
in a minute was in a fist fight with
While they fought the girl ran out
of her room, down the hall, out on
a balcony and entered another room
farther along, where she pulled on
some wraps and then slid down a
5ole to the sidewalk. ,
But she couldn't go home any
1 ALL PREPARED
The old barn is a "garage" now,
. The chicken house a "bungalow,"
The farmer's son, upon a cot,
Sleeps in the cellar down below.
Old scrub oak farm has changed its
, It now is known as "Forest View."
The summer boarder season's on.
The farmer knows a thing or two.
ONE DEAD; FIVE INJURED
Atchison, Kan., June 30. An argu
ment over a Sunday baseball game
resulted in the death of Harvey
Schenke, 38, a farmer, and the
wounding of five people.
Schenke came from Rushville, Mo.,
to see the Atchison team play. The
mercury topped 100 at the ball
grounds and he complained of the
heat, remarking that his head was
After the game Schenke approach
ed a crowd of fans who were discus
sing the result on a downtown cor
ner. He listened for a few minutes
and then whipped out a revolver and
began firing. The last bullet .he fired
through his own heart.
ALAS! THADDEUS IS DEAD
Milwaukee, Wis., June 30. The
tug boat Starlight steamed slowly up
the river Saturday, her colors re
versed and her siren blowing a
mournful requiem. Thaddeus, the
rooster mascot of the Starlight, is
Thaddeus was hatched on board
the tug and he was eight years ola.
Though captains came and captains
went, Thaddeus remained to grow
into a piratical sort of bird only to
meet his death through the cruel
treatment of a militant hen who re
sented his interference in her brood
WOMEN DEFEND WOMAN
Paterson, N. J., June 30. Miss
Inez Mulholland, the New York suf
frage leader, and Miss Jennie Ashley
assisted in conducting the defense of
Elizabeth Curley Flynn when the I.
W. W. organizer was placed on trial
today on charge of inciting to riot.
Because of the contention that an
unbiased jury could not be obtained
in this county, Judge Klenert ordered
a panel drawn from Jersey City.
More than half of the children of
the U. S. are being schooled in the
one-room country school house.