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On an auto journey, old chap, we
suffered a punctured tire, and on ar
riving at a repair shop encountered
difficulty in explaining our predica
ment to the fellow in charge. It seems
that he was decidedly deaf. Finally
his little son came to the rescue by
shouting the facts as follows:
"O, pop, here's some boobs what's
run over some window pane -hash
and they've got a butchered hind roll
er. They want to know if you can
doctor the hoop. But say, pop, the
way it's bunged up is fierce, and it
looks to me as if they're got to cough
up for a new sausage casing. That
old tire sure gathered up. the glass
and brads to beat an ostrich, didn't
MRS. ABRAHAMS TESTIFIES
The widow of Manny Abrahams
testified in the School Board investi
gation yesterday that her husband
was "indirectly" in on school land
deals. She denied tht he had clean
ed up any money and said that her '
husband's talk was not about how'
much he had made, but about how'
much he was going to make.
"He told me he had invested money1
throughout the city in land which he
was going to sell to the School
Board," she said. Several'pieces of;
property of this kind were transferred '
to the brother, "Morrie" Abrahams, a
short time before "Manny" died.
THREE MEN DROWNED OUT
IN LAKE ICE FLOES
Among ice floes off Lawrence ave-.
nue three men were drowned last'
night. They started in a skiff from,
the shore at 6 o'clock. They were go
ing to the crib that supplies water to'
the Lawrence avenue intercepting
sewer. The boat tipped over. The'
men climbed on floating ice chunks.:
A crowd gathered on shore. A fire!
boat was called and tried to get to'
them. But they disappeared.
Two women and a man were taken
from the crib by the fire boat Chi-'
cago. Capt. Lyons of the Chicago said'
the women were too hysterical to'
give their names. The men drowned4
in the ice floes are believed to be":'
William F. Cannell, Jr., 3731 South;
Winchester avenue, keeper of the
crib; Jacob Haue, his assistant, who
lives at the crib; Stephen J. Varley, a
commission merchant at 152 South
Water street, residing at 1922 Thirty
fifth street, a friend of Haue and Can-'
T. R. SEES SNAKE FIGHT
Buenos Ayres, Feb. 6.-r-Snake!
story, in which Colonel Roosevelt fig
ures as hero, outclassing ."Eat 'em
Alive" Jack Abernathy, who killed
wolves in Oklahoma with his bare
hands, comes from Sao Paolo.
Hoping to give the colonel a new
thrill; residents staged a snake fight'
in connection with general celebra-'
tion in his honor. T. R. watched a-
non-poisonous cobra slowly wear
down its rival, a jararaca, but as. tU?-