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to dance the tango, turkey trot or
dances of similar character.
Bishop Byrne said that he based his
decree on information furnished him
by the Knights of Columbus in Ten
nessee, who declared they would ex
pel members attending entertain
ments where the dances were introduced.
PAROLED TO ATTEND FUNERAL
OF DAD WHO SENT HIM TO JAIL
Denver, Col., Aug. 5. "My boy is
in the state penitentiary. Will you
let him come to his father's death?"
In these words Mrs. J. K. Kreeger,
wife of the man who had been sheriff
of Las Animas County for thirty
years, appealed to Gov. Ammons in a
telegram, hoping that the chasm be
tween father and son which had
wrecked her life might be bridged in
the hour of the old mans death. The
father died before the request could
be carried out, but governor today
ordered the boy taken to the funeral.
Kreeger had been sheriff for twenty-six
He was known also for his ability
to catch desperadoes and the pioneer
history of the state is full of his dar
ing captures. But there was a band
of highway robbers that had outwit
ted him. Finally one night he took
them unawares and caught the lead
er. It was his own son. The old man
was deaf to the boy's appeals. He
brought him back to Trinidad and
locked him up in jail. He kept him
there during the trial and, when he
was convicted, personally hand-cuffed
him- and took him to the peniten
tiary. The writing of the boy's name
by the mother, in her telegram to
the governor, was the first time it
.had been written or uttered in the
boy's home since the night of his
The boots worn by a professional
diver weigh 20 pounds each. The
helmet weighs 40 pounds, and the
diver also carries 80 pounds addi
THORNTON DIDN'T GET AWAY- f
WITH "POWER OF THE PRESS '
William Thornton, a delivery
wagon driver for the Chicago Exam
iner, has a peculiar idea of the "power .
of the press," whatever that is. Like ,
many drivers of newspapers wagons,
he thought he was immune to arrest.
He has changed his opinion.
Thornton was standing at the cor- j
ner of Sangamon and Madison street
about 2 o'clock this morning when .
Policeman James Malloy of the Des- 1
plaines street station happened along.
Malloy didn't like Thornton's looks
and asked him what he was doing.
Thornton became peeved at a mere
copper prying into his affairs and '
used language. He was arrested and
locked up in Desplaines street bcation.
Then the "power of the press" stuff '
began to work in Thornton's head.
He told Malloy, in embroidered
language, that if he was fined some j
person named Bennett on the Exam-'
iner would have Malloy discharged.
Judge Dolan saved Malloy from the I
awful vengeance of Thornton and1
the mysterious Bennett by fining
Thornton one dollar this morning.
ONE COLORED WOMAN KILLSj
ANOTHER AFTER QUARREL I
In a duel over a man Mrs. Fannie '
Sandusky, colored, 1832 Armour ave-i
nue, Was shot and instantly killed by '
Mattie Herbert, also colored, 2127 S.
Clark street, in front of the latter's
Over a hundred people witnesses
the shooting. According to bystand-I
er&the two women started to quarrel
on the street Suddenly the Herbert
woman drew a revolver and fired five7
shots. One of the bullets pierced the
Sandusky woman's heart.
The negro they are supposed to I
have quarreled over is known as I
"Whitey." The police were told the
Sandusky woman's husband had de
serted her a few weeks ago. 3
After being locked up the Herbert
woman is s&id to have confessed.