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WILSON TAKES KNOWLAND'S
CHARGE AS INSULT
Washington, March 30. President
Wilson, today resented as "the crown
ing insult" the charge made on the
floor of the House in the tolls de
bate by Representative Knowlarid of
California that the administration
had entered into a bargain with Great
Britain whereby the tolls exemption
was to be- eliminated in return for
England's support on the adminis
tration Mexican policy. -
"The whole thing reminds me of
a. story Iused to be fond of telling
of a very effective debater I need
not say where this happened who
sent a challenge down into a county
very hostile to him to debate. The
people down there did 'not like the
job very well, but they put up the
'man they liked best and who was
generally put up on such occasions,
a great, big, husky fellow whom they
"The challenger was given the first
hour of the two hours allotted to the
debate, and, he hadn't got more than
half way through his speech when it
became evident that he was convinc-ing-the
audience. Then one of Tom's
partisans in the back of- the room
cried out: "Torn, Tom, call him a
liar and make "it a fight.'
"That is the stage this debate has
The president expressed "deep re
gret" that what had promised to be
a dignified debate has seemed to de
generate into an organized attempt
- to discredit the administration.
He insisted however, that while
this was a-great pity it only makes
the ultimate result repeal of the
tolls exemption more certain.
" o o
THEN SHE TOOK HIM
""Miss Wombat, will you be mine?"
The young man was jarred, but not
wholly discouraged. Presently he
came back in this fashion:
"Well, will you let me "be yours?""
EDITH SCHUBERT BACK HOME
TELLS SHOCKING STORY
Edith Schubert, the 16-year-old
Brookfield, 111., girl, who disappeared
ten days ago and was found in Cleve
land, O., met the man that lured her
to Cleveland and disgrace in the
music department of P. W. Wool
worth's 5 and 10-cent store.
"The girl met the man in Wool
worth's," said Mrs. Willis Melville,
wife of a justice of the peace of
Brookfield. "She fell under his influ
ence immediately and he lured her
from the store. She tried several
times to get away. But each time
he reassured her. They Went to
Cleveland that night.
"All the time he was with her he
held her arm tight. And there seem
ed an unfathomable power to his grip.
"Saturday and Sunday a week ago
she says she seemed in a trance. She
walked, among crowds but cannot re
member seeing the crowds. Monday
morning she awoke in a hotel room.'
Her companion was gone. His spell
was finally broken.
"She wandered around all day and
at night went to another hotel. She
was weak, sick and hungry. Tuesday
she went to Y. W. C. A. home and
they sheltered her for that night. The,
next day she went to the Outdoor Re
lief Association, told her story and
asked to be sent back to Brookfield.
She vyas met with rather a chilly
reception at the Outdoor Relief As
sociation, which appears to be about
as" coldly scientific as our own United
Charities. They listened to the tired,
heartbroken girl's story and then told3
her they would do nothing until they
had finished an investigation of her
This coldness on the part of a so
called charitable organization ap
parently snapped the girl's courage.
That day she went to several drug
stores and tried to buy carbolic acid.
And only the wisdom of the drug"
clerks. Who realized the girl's, Jles-j
peration by the haunted 'loolc in her