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tected. In riotous Madrid he rode up 1
in a bomb outrage, rose in his stirrups
to make sure no one was hurt, and
with a quiet "It is nothing, gentle
men," rode on with his staff.
Bravado? Perhaps. But certainly
bravado which appeals to Spanish
imagination. The lad who was rated
as a congenial idiot incapable of keep
ing a crown has made himself the
most popular man in his country.
Should the Spanish republic be de
clared tomorrow Don Alfonso might
well become its first president. His
liberal sympathies are notorious. He
has frankly avowed himself a consti
tutional ruler assuring republicans
and socialists alike that he considers
them true patriots whose counsels he
Before Spain lost Cuba there were
in the kingdom only two classes the
king's friends and the king's enemies.
One fattened on easy wealth and roy
al favors, the other won suffering
Recently Spain's last king sent for
the president of the Republican-So-'l
ciahst union. Said Alfonso, playing a
desperate game gallantly:
"Senhor, I consider my role similar
to that of a president of a republic
I propose in any future crisis to con
sult the leaders of all parties. I want
no more closed doors. I wish the
doors to be open on both sides on
yours and on mine so that repub
lican and socialist opinion as well as
monarchial opinion, may be conveyed
Which is, when one comes to sense
it, as courageous .a pronunciamento
as any call to arms!
BANDIT'S WIFE REFUSES TO
TELL WHERE COIN IS HIDDEN
New 'Orleans, La., July 15. Sirs.
Chas. Prater, 19, widow of Chas.
Prater, alias Craven, notorious train
robber, killed in battle with officers
near Wildwood, Fla., five months ago,
was arrested after eluding the police
of ten cities who- sought to force her
in cash and jewels, which she buried
in outskirts of Savannah.
Mrs. Prater is a daughter of the
late ex-Governor McCortle of West
Virginia. She married Prater 1&
months ago in Norfolk under the be
lief that he was a business man, but
stuck to him after learning he was
a bandit. She says he committed one
hundrety robberies in a year and
cleared half a million dollars. She
has jewels valued at $50,000, but re
fuses to tell where the $60,000 is hidden.
NOW LOOK WHAT THE WOMEN
HAVE GONE'AND DONE
Rueben, Rueben, I've been thinkin',
What a great trip this would be,
If the women would not follow
Us around in gay Paree!
When is a job investigating vice not
a pleasure? When it isn't a stag.
Aboard the Lusitania there is the
chill of the Arctic. Eighteen Chicago
men students of vice are giving the
freeze-out to two women lest the joys
of investigation be utterly routed.
And up to the preesnt writing the
women are the only ones that aren't
Ella Flagg Young and Mrs. Ger
trude Howe Britton boarded the Lusi
tania shortly before it left port. The
commissioners made a quick getaway
to their inside staterooms where it
is rumored some hid under the berths.
Dr. John B. Murphy of Chicago did
greet Mrs. Young, but he later ex
plained that she was the woman who
was following the aldermanic com
mission of Chicago.
It is also declared that every time
some perfectly lovely program is
mapped out by the eighteen whereby
some splendid first-hand data on vice
investigation may be acquired, there
is always one kill-joy 'in the bunch
who says: "Oh the women!"
J. S. Rabiner, 24 years old, of N. Y.f
was arrested yesterday in LaSalle Ho-