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will give him a fine edge on Hqerta. Also, such recognition will enable tha
honorable rebeL to borrow money, which will be a great comfort to him,
being a Spanish-American.
the professionXIbaby borrower
Crooning to--a dimple'd three-months'-old child, a tired mother sat on
a door sill in a blistering tenement in New York's crowded East Side one
noon in July.
A woman she had met but once drew near and proposed to take baby J
to a park for the afternoon.
The woman looked kind and neighborly, the mother was ready to drop
and fresh air wbuld do baby so much good. So the precious burden was
transferred and mother went wearily to her household duties inside.
The hours wore away, twilight came and no sight of baby. Soon it
was bedtime and still no word of baby. In a panic the mother applied to
the police. ' But it was little information that she could, give.
Days passed. Then weeks. One month, to a day, the mother heard
a feeble cry outside and flew to the door, to find baby kicking its chubby
feet in a hasket on the step below. v
This was what had happened: -
The Woman was a professional baby borrower.
In. New York, as in most cities,, there are fresh air funds' to send tired
mothers andgasping babies to the country or seashore. The woman, hav
ing no baby of her own, had decided to get a free outing on the credit of
another's child. There are women Who dothat regularly. ,
Selfish? Yes. Cruel? To be sure. But not more selfish, not more
cruel than the arrangement of things which compels babies to' come into
the world with no other chance to fresh' air and to wholesome food than
comes sthrough charity. - - 1 '
Do you wonder, then, why when charity is offered, so many prefer
MAN SLASHES WIFE'S FACE TO
SPOIL HER BEAUTY .
Frances Datilla's face has played
havoc with the love of Michael Ray
mond, a musician.
Prances is rated one of the most
beautiful girls in the West Side
She sings in a cabaret show. There
she met Raymond, playing in the res
taurant orchestra. They ran away
and were married.
A week ago the break came. Ray
mond was jealous of her face. Men
turned in the street and looked at
her and Raymond would sulk.
Frances returned to the home of
her parents, 704 S. May street. Last
night he called. He was in such good
spirits his wife thought their quar
rel was over. and she laughed and
.joked with him.
When they were alone, however,
he drew a razor and stilletto from his
pocket and slashed her right and left
across the face. Then he fled.
The girl's father canie in and
found her on the floor. He rushed
to a drawer and secured a revolver.
Then he started out after Raymond..
Neither have been seen s,ince,
The girl was hurried to the Co
lumbus Extension Hospital. She may
recover. But her beauty is gone.
o rO .
Mrs. Grubbins I wonder why so
many people put their valuables un
der their pillow before going to sleep?
Mr. Brown I don't know; but I sup-r
pose they like to have a little money
to fall back on.