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Minneapolis, Minn. Samuel R.
Bean, Rockford, I1L, dying and 7 oth
er men minus cash and watches as
result of raid by 2 burglars on room
ing house. -
La Crosse, Wis. Members of First
Congregational church enlisted po
lice in search for unknown person
who tore down and carried away TL
S. flag that hung over entrance of
edifice as decoration for patriotic
Athens. Mrs. Walter Farwell, Chi
cago woman, virtually held prisoner
by Bulgarians at Monastir, Serbia,
entirely unprotected by expulsion of
all neutral consuls from city.
Washington. Cotton consumed
during January totalled 542,055 bales,
according to report of the census bu
reau. Cambridge, Mass. Ideal man has
been discovered at Harvard, accord
ing to specifications of merchant
tailors of United States. He is Brad
ford M. Fullerton, swimming captain
from Spokane, Wash.
Boston. Psychological ideas will
be presented through movies by Prof.
Munsterberg, Harvard psychologist
Zanesville, O. Joseph Hutcheson
owes his life to willow twig which
caught beneath his chin, when cata
pulted from wagon into stream, hold
ing his head above water until res
cued. Schnectady, N. Y. Spontaneous
combustion of oil overheated by
steam pipes caused fire in munition
department at General Electric Works
New York. 4 inches of snow yes
terday. Wires down between Phila
delphia and Baltimore.
REFUSES THOUSANDS MADE IN
New York, Feb. 14. "All the best
things in life can be had without mo
ney and none of best things can be
obtained with it."
This is philosophy of Miss Edith
Hitchings, who lives in a hall room
in Greenwich village and who has re1
fused to accept an inheritance of
$40,000 left her by her uncle, Francis
R. Ripley. Money was made through
mortgages and Miss Kitchings be
lieves mortgages are immoraL
MOTHER OF DEAD GIRL PLEADS
FOR ALLEGED SLAYER
A plea that Wm. H. Orpet, suspect-
ed slayer of his former sweetheart,
Marian Lambert, Lake Forest high
school girl, be set free, has been made
by the mother of the girl.
The plea was prompted by the sym
pathy the girl's mother held for the
mother of the accused.
"No punishment the law might visit
upon Mr. Will Orpet will give me back
my Marian," Mrs. Lambert told Ralph
Dady, Lake county state's attorney.
"I want no vengeance, even if he is
guilty, and I cannot believe he is."
If Orpet did murder Miss Lambert,
his former intimate sweetheart, there
is reason to believe it was a mistake
on his part into which he was led by
the girl. J
Orpet thought Miss Lambert was
to become a mother. His last letter
to her the letter in which he ar
ranged the fatal tryst shows that he
thought her in a delicate condition.
Miss Lambert was not in a delicate
condition. This fact was indubitably
established by the coroner's autopsy.
Miss Lambert had been deceived
about her condition for several
months, but knew two weeks before
her death that her fears were unu
It is probable that she intentionally
allowed Orpet to think he had ruined
her in order that she might hold him
by the pathos of her supposed con- A
dition. If she had revealed the truth"
to him she might not now be dead.
Frank Lambert, father of poison
victim, today' emphatically declared'
that he would not drop prosecution"
against Orpet "I am not seeking
vengeance, but justice," said Lam