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began to tell me the story, "Pat is
my managing editor at the Daily
. He went through college
with me and knows a lot more than
I do. Pat keeps my faith in human
nature alive. Dear old Nora keeps
house for us and makes us comforta
ble, but until I came here I have not
had much use for women, as I have
known they were either vampires or
"Yes," he continued, "I have
known both lands, and that is the
reason I tried to keep out of society
since I came here.
"The sight, however, of Eliene and
Miene's friend has changed my mind
somewhat and and" just then Bill
Tenney's gay voice floated around
from behind my back: "It's our
dance, Margie, and this man can't
keep it from me, even if he does look
on me with the evil eye. I've got
my fingers crossed."
(To Be Continued Tomorrow.)
REFORM THE MAIN KEYNOTE
Des Moines, Jan. 13. Reform all
along the line, from court procedure,
parole of convicted men by trial
judges, to election of governor for
one 4-year term only, thus elimin
ating politics, was keynote of bien
nial message read by Gov. Geo. W.
Clarke to the 36th general assembly
The governor gave most of his at
tention to reform of court procedure
and declared there is no equality be
fore the Jaw for the rich and poor. Of
criminals he said that prisons do not
reform, only punish, the helpless wife
and children suff :ering more than the
guilty man. He would have 'state
farms on which men sent to jail
would work in the open air, and,
above all, he would try to reform the
prisoner and give him self-respect,
The trial committee of the school
board found John O'Connor. 7349
Luella av., not guilty when additional ,
evidence was heard against him in
connection with serious charges
made by Rose Dropinski, 2825 E.
88th st, some time ago.
O'Connor, who is engineer of the
Bowen high school, was found not
guilty by the municipal court.
REAL HOME FOR HOBOES TO
OPEN IN NEW YORK
New York, Jan. 13. A real honje
for hoboes not tramps and bums
clean, sanitary, with shower baths,
steam heat and electric lights, will
throw wide its portals to hundreds of
"soldiers of misfortune" in New York
probably tonight. The cost will be
practically nothing to the guests.
The hostelry will conduct its own af
fairs without outside interference,
punish its offenders in its own way
and have its own police system.
Those who cannot abide by the
rules may go back to sleeping in the
doorways and alleys. That is the
ultimatum laid down by the organ
izer of the scheme, Jeff Davis, known
from coast to coast as "the king of
"A tramp is a guy what won't
work, a bum is a guy what can't
work, but a hobo will work if he can
this is a home for hoboes and its
name is the Hotel de Gink," said Da
vis, as he opened two bottles of
champagne, donated by Frank I. Co
hen, properly to dedicate the new
BITS OF NEWS
Milwaukee. 25 cattle afflicted
with tuberculosis, killed at Gum
Packing Co. plant.
Milwaukee. Sacred Heart Hall of
St Francis Parish destroyed by fire
Unknown origin. Loss $6,000.
Bombay. Rebellion of tribesmen
of Knost district at end.
Chippewa Falls, Wis. 13 boys and
girls more or less seriously injured.
Accident while coasting. One may die.
London. Passengers on P. & O.
liner Nile, which stranded at Swaji
Japan, taken to Kobe