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I managed to converse one day, old
chap, with the engineer of a swift
steam train. His answers to my ques
tions were both interesting and in
formative, and when I awsked him by
what means he ascertained whether
or no there was danger in front he
enlightened me in this fashion:
"You see, Jack, when we pipe a
cranberry glini up the streak of rust,
we hiss down to tiptoe and the rate of
three yards an hour. The glow that
looks like the south end of a ketchup
bottle means, rein up, there's some
thing worse than a grasshopper on
the track. But when we get that little
old creme de menthe signal, say, w
just bore a hole in the climate and
leave our shadow limping on a hand
car. We're hep that everything's all
to the nectar when we get that Erin
Go Bragh orb."
PUPIL CONFESSES HE TOOK. HIS
Little Falls, N. Y., March 30. Full
details of a sworn confession of 17-year-old
Jean Gianini of how he bru
tally murdered pretty Miss Lyda
Beecher, at Poland, near here, were
given out today by District Attorney
To get revenge on the schoolteach
er, Gianini swore, he used her love
for her parents to lure her to a lonely
spot-where he could kill. "They want
to see you," lje told Miss Beecher.
"I'll take you to them." The girl at
first demurred, but finally consented
to accompany him.
In some bushes near the outskirts "
of the village the girl again objected
to proceeding and as she turned her
back to return, Gianini pulled a
wrench from his pocket and hit her
over the head. With her back turned
he rained about a dozen blows which
felled her to the ground.
Then he pulled a knife out of his
pocket and deliberately stabbed her.. '
After pulling the body- over in the
bushes Gianini said that he went
home, put away the knife, which be
longed to his father and went to bed.
He said he slept soundly after hav
ing his bloody revenge.
COMPANY'S REFUSAL TO ALLOW
PROBE WONT HOLD GOOD
That the Chicago surface traction "
companies refused to allow auditors
from the city comptroller's office to
investigate the mysterious expendi
ture 'that has been placed on the
"maintenance" account by the car
companies was the discovery made
Special auditors had been brought
from New York to investigate the ac
counts of the company, but were
barred absolutely by the company. .
The auditors asked for full authority
from the city. Ass't Corporation
Counsel John Beckwith has given an
opinion that under the ordinance of
1907. the city has, full right to inves
tigate the books.