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man and his sisters, were not there at
The stout woman bit her lips and
Istvan made some mean little re
mark in an undertone'to Mariana and
she answered him back and Miss
Bates hastened to 6ilence her.
The stout woman rocked once
more, then she sprang from her seat
and ran out of the courtroom.
"Stop her," cried Miss Bates.
"Your honor, she is a most important
witness. We must have her here."
Miss Thompson went out in the
corridor and the courtroom was
silent for the space of a few moments
until Miss Thompson returned alone.
"She won't come back," she said,
then she smiled.
"She has been very impatient all
afternoon. She left a potroast on
the stove and she is afraid it has
No, Istvan did not get the child
away from Mariana, but I am won
dering if the potroast burned.
Marcella Does Mr. Beanbrough
spend much money on social obliga
tions. Waverly No; a postal card ac
knowledgment is about his limit.
LIKE FICTION TALE READS THE
CASE OF EX-CONVICT
Washington, Oct. 27. The Depart
ment of Justice is engaged today in
investigating a prison case which
reads like romance or a fiction tale
how an innocent man was substitut
ed for a felon, carried a prisoner from
China to San Frahcisco, and his iden
tity and freedom not established un
til after he entered the penitentiary
at San Quentin, Cal.
Peter Grimes, an ex-convict from
San Quentin, is the man whose in
genuity first puzzled a prison man
agement, then the Department of
Justice and finally caused diplomatic
exchanges through the state depart
ment with Japan.
Grimes was sentenced before the
American court at Shanghai to serve
three years in the San Quentin pris
on for forgery.
Through the connivance of a pris
on keeper at Shanghai, Grimes caus
ed an inocent man, Alfred Johann
sen, to be "shanghaied" and substi
tuted for him in his cell. Johannsen
was taken from Shanghai to San
Quentin, where the ruse of Grimes
was discovered and Johannsen re
leased. The chase of Grimes then
began. He was discovered in Japan
in jail for breaking a Japanese law".
Japan has refused his release until
his sentence expires. Then the Unit
ed States government will demand
his extradition to serve the three
year term at San Quentin on which
he and the corrupt Shanghai prison
keeper launched Johannsen.
George Randolph Chester.
Good Ship Chester.
Chester A. Arthur.
Charge, Chester, Charge. -
Gilbert K. Chesterton.
Manchester, N. H.
Rochester, N. Y.
Kansas City Star,