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. ENGLISH LAD'S TRAINED
PIGEON GOES TO SCHOOL
Wicks and His Little Friend.
This pigeon goes to school!
A little chappie named Wicks, who
lives in Reading, England, owns this
It is his constant companion, and
has often shown signs of homesick
ness and loneliness when the boy
went away from home for a few days,
where it could not follow.
Now, Master Wicks discovered one
day that the pigeon is quite wise!
So he decided to try and teach it
What do you think he did first?
Why, he taught the pigeon to ac
company him to school.
Each morning, when Wicks starts
out for the school building, the
pigeon hops onto his shoulder and re
mains there until the journey is
Instead of flying away home im
mediately, he waits to see whether
thevboy, has a written message to
take back. You see, this is a carrier
Another favorite trick this sagac
ious bird does is to fly to the window
sill of the boy's bedroom at 7 each
morning and peck and coo until his
master wakes and opens the window.
TO PROBE GIRL'S DEATH HINT
AT ILLEGAL OPERATION
The death of a young girl in a doc
tor's office, supposedly from the ef
fects of an illegal operation, is to be
thoroughly investigated by the cor
The girl was Miss Emma Witt, 3506
Ogden av. She died in the office of
Dr. Otis M. Walker, 4022 W. 26th -street,
The police say Miss Witt went to
the doctor's office early Wednesday ,
morning. Dr. Charles L. West, 3935
W. 26th street, was called in to ad
minister chloroform. Then he left.
When he returned late in the after
noon Dr. Walker was making frantic
efforts to revive the girl.
She was hurried to St. Anthony's
Hospital, but was dead when she ar
rived. A letter from John Nakin, liv
ing on the North Side, was found in
her room. The police claim several
arrests will follow.
OH, YOU BREAD AND BUTTER!
St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 22. House
wives who have figured on dodging
the predicted rise in meats by using
canned goods will find little choice
between vegetables and meat this
winter. The short crop of sweet corn
has already boosted that vegetable
up 20 per cent. This will affect the
morning pancakes also, since corn,
syrups will be up, too.
And old reliable sauerkraut, a quart
of which, with some spare ribs and
a half a peck of potatoes, made a
meal for pa and ma and the six kids, '
will be more of a luxury than lobster.
The supply has been exhausted, and
with cabbage selling at $3.50 a crate
there is small chance of a new sauer