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LONE WOMAN KNOCKS OUT TWO
BURGLARS WITH BARE FISTS .
when he lunged at her. And when
help arrived Miss Roberts was dis
covered bumping the heads of the
two men together.
OSTRICH SWALLOWED REPAIRS
San Francasco, Cal. When Clara
Roberts found two burglars looting
her room In a hotel here, Instead of
screaming for help she grabbed each
by the scruff of the neck and bumped
their heads together and then turned
them over to the police.
The men gave their names as Chap
man Gray and Earl Wilsdn, and as a
result of their encounter with the
doughty Miss Roberts are the pos
sessors of black eyes, and badly
Miss Roberts entered her room
quietly when she found the door
ajar and discovered the yohng men
filling their pockets with valuables
from her dresser.
"What af e you tiding here' she de
manded." One of "the men made a rush at her
and she floored him with a punch to
the jaw, A smashing jolt-in the eye
brought w the- other marauder ddwn deorge.
John Hobl, a former Indianapolis
boy, now connected with an imple
ment house in Phoenix, Ariz., did
not know as much about ostriches
as the natives there do. He went
out to one of the big ostrich arms
to repair a big belt on a feed cutter".
He took along a pint of brass rivets
and a small hammer. Pouring the
rivets out on the ground he started
to work. Then he found he would
have to go to the house about half
a square away, for more material.
Leaving the hammer and the rivets
where he had dropped them, he went
to the house. He came back in ten
minutes Just in time to See an os
trich, which had -been wandering
around in the barnyard, finishing the
last of the rivets and taking the ham
mer In his bill, evidently with the in
tention of finishing the meal on it.
Hobl had to go back to town, ten
miles, to get more rivets.
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A scarecrow of the ordinary type
was placed in the cornfield of How
ard Wilson of Marinette, Wis., and
failed td frighten the birds. It has
no been replaced by a feminine fig
ure, witji a low-necked blouse, slit
skirt and plumed hat, and crows have
ceased to haunt the locality.
English soldiers report a new and
certain cure for neuralgia. It is td
have a German shell burst near by
and render the patient unconscious.
The soldier who discovered it was
named Palmer, and derman shells
have been nicknamed "Palmer's
London. 'Parliament re-assembled
today. Formally opened by King