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demoralizing habits that cloud a
boy's red blood. Day after day I was
coaxed to join the other fellows' ad
ventures into the land of vice.
I learned something of cigarets
about the time I wa"s jeered for that
white collar. My employer didn't
want his office boys to smoke.
Shrewd business men figure out
that if a boy falls easily for the cig
aret habit, he is apt to succumb as
readily to some other weakness
which may mean disaster to the firm.
I did smoke a cigaret or two. A
tobacco firm was scattering sample,
packages and a few of us got half a
dozen. We repaired to the top of the
building from which we flew our
kites and began puffing away. Pretty
soon the roof began rocking as
though shaken by an earthquake.
Then 1 remembered what my dad
had told me and his other sons.
"If it makes a man as sick as that
to learn to smoke, what a bad thing
it must be for the system."
Dad was a good second in that
fight with tobacco. He knew that
clean red blood from clean living is
necessary if the boy wants to climb
to the top.
This knowledge comes to you with
terrible certainty when you square
off before your antagonist in the
prize ring. When you see the light
glistening on his rippling muscles and
you feel his eyes searching your body
for signs of weakness, then you know
how it counts to live right.
How splendid it is to feel it through
your body, in every flexing muscle
the knowledge that your blood is
clean red, without any poisons stow
ed away to dull and rob you of wind
It's the finest intoxication in the
world. It beats booze all hollow.
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NEW WHITE SLAVE MYSTERY
Beverly, Mass., Nov. 19. Isiah
Kenney, 54, married and proprietor of
a large boot, heel factory, arrested
charged, with white slavery. Police I
investigated luxuriously furnished
apartment in Kenney's factory and
found Mrs. Lena Temming and Rob
ert Wood, a teamster.
The suspicions of the police were
aroused when different persons were
seen around the factory after work-1
ing hours, who .apparently gave sig
nals by rapping on the door and were
admitted. It is believed that other
women besides Mrs. Teming visited
the factory home of Kenney.
SOME POLICE CHANGES
Former Chief McWeeny yesterday
entirely severed his connection with
the police force and Lieut. John Mc
Carthy of the Rogers Park police was
named captain to fill the vacancy and
assigned to Shakespeare avenue sta
Sergeant Patrick Gallery of the
West Chicago avenue station, a
brother of Lieut. M. J. Gallery of the
Desplaines street station, was pro
moted to succeed McCarthy as lieu
tenant at Rogers Park. John Leahy,
at present attached to the chief's of
fice, will step into Gallery's place.
Capt. McCarthy has been on the
police force for 30 years. He headed
the civil service list for captain. At
one time he and Chief Gleason work
ed together aa detectives.
BEILIS MAY GO TO DENVER
Denver, Col., Nov. 19. "-Mendel
Beihs, principal figure in thte sensa
tional ritual murder trial at Kiev,
Russia, will be invited to Denver to
seek a cure for tuberculosis, con
tracted during two years in a Rus
The Central Jewish council of Den
ver, in a telegram to New York, ask
ed the American Jewish committee
there if efforts to bring Beilis to the
United States were being pressed. If '
so, funds will be raised here to pay
the expenses of himself and his fam
ily to Colorado.
Why is a blush like a little girl?
Because it becomes a woman.
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