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MRS. YOUNG JOLTS REST OF
Mrs. Ella Flagg Young las got the
rest of the committee which recently
went to Europe -to investigate muni
cipal affairs in a Ahfe-stew.
She wants to return to the school
board the $1,500 expense money
which the board of education allowed
Immediately Lewis E. Larson, sec
retary for the board, and Angus Roy
Shannon, attorney, who also went to
Europe with the committee, raised a
"If Mrs. Young does that," sing
they in chorus, "we'll have to do it,
or it will look fuuny."
Then Larson, Shannon and John
D. Shoop, who was also a voyager,
figured they spent about $700 each
and agreed to refund the remainder.
Mrs. Gertrude Howe Britton fig
ures she spent $1,092. She offered to
. return the rest.
Mrs. Young wants the money used
for the relief of teachers caught in
the war zone of Europe.
WILKERSON PROBE FIZZLES
District Attorney Wilkerson's tes
timony before the senate judiciary
sub-committee in Washington did not
fulfill the expectation of his friends.
In fact, it was exceedingly tame.
He denied he ever said he was forced
out of the job in favor of Sen. Lewis'
friend, Chas. F. Clyne. He even came
close to complimenting the govern
ment on the move. He also denied he
ever said anything about Attorney
General McReynolds. And so the in
vestigatiqn fizzled out.
TO CALL FOR WAR TAX
Washington, Sept. 2. Within the
next two days President Wilson will
deliver to congress personally a mes
sage calling for a war tax to increase
the country's falling revenues. He
arranged today to call together the
house and senate leaders previous to
sending in the message. About $100,
000,000 will be required.
"MYSTERY WOMAN" FOUND
DEAD IN GAS-FILLED ROOM
The "mysterious and beautiful"
woman of the richly furnished apart
ment at 3731 Indiana av. was found
dead in a gas-filled room. The po
lice call it a suicide.
The woman was known as Dorothy
Barker. On the mailbox for her
apartment appears the name "George
Barker." But no George Barker has
ever been known to live there.
The woman was young and ex
tremely stylish. Outside of that and
her name the neighbors know noth
ing of her, although she has lived
there more than a year. This prompt
ed them to calling it the "mysterious
The police are searching a clue to
LAST PASSENGER PIGEON IS
DEAD? SPECIES EXTINCT
-Cincinnati, O., Sept. 2. Martha,
the last-known passenger pigeon in
the world, died today at the Cincin
nati zoo. Martha was thirty years
old. When this bird was hatched there
were millions of wild or passenger
pigeons in this country. The species
is now believed entirely extinct.
A reward of several thousand dol
lars is offered by different societies
for information which would lead to
the capture of a pair of these birds.
WHITE WOLF IS DEAD AGAIN
San Francisco, Sept. 2. Local
Chinese today received a cable say
ing that White Wolf, notorious Chin
ese bandit, has been killed during an
attack on a village in the province of
This is the fifteenth time his death
has been reported this year.
TEN MILLION RELIEF FUND
London, Sept. 2. It was officially
announced today that the national re
lief fund, which was started by the
Prince of Wales and to which many
wealthy Americans have subscribed,
now totals $10,000,000.
Sit-ir, - . .