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VETERAN IN SERVICE IS NEW
India's new viceroy soon to be in
stalled in office is a veteran in diplo
matic service. He has represented
England in Queensland and in New
CAS BOMB FOR ALDERMAN
RESTS IN CITY HALL
In the City Hall, within 200 feet of
the desk of the chief of police, there
is a bomb. It is in the office of Mayor
Thompson. In fact, it is in Mayor
Prepared by Civil Service Com'r
Percy. Coffin, it lays ready to be fired
at a moment's notice. When, nobody
but the mayor can say, for he is
going to throw it.
The bomb is aimed to blow one
anti-Thompson alderman out of
town. It takes the form of a state
ment which will be handed the news
paper men "not yet, but soon," as one
of the mayor's aides stated. What it
contains is a mystery.
There is an unquestionable record
of hearing the firing at Ypres at a
distance of 140 miles.
COUNTY HOSPITAL HAS NEW
There is a school over on the West
Side that is "different."
The teacher visits the pupils. The
children don't romp about at recess
and are not the boisterous kind that
most teachers meet daily. And the
desks are beds.
The County hospital is the school
building. The pupils don't romp be
cause they can't walk. Many of
them never have walked and some of
them never wilL They are chronic
The schoolroom is the ward where
permanent child invalids are kept A
number of the youthful students
never stir in their beds while the
teacher talks with them; they can't
move. Some can hobble about a bit
and others wheel themselves around
in movable chairs.
The board of education sent them
a teacher on the first of this month, a
member of the staff of the Marquette
school near the hospital,
r Every schoolday of the week she
visits them and moves from one bed
side to another, teaching each patient
as her age requires.
Her lessons are of many sorts. Her
pupils' ages range from 6 to 21, and
there is a difference in their mental
development. Some have never been
in a regular schooL
Some morning one or (two of the
children will be too ill or too weak to
talk to the teacher. Then she slips
quietly by their bed and the lessons
are given out very softly in a far cor
ner of the ward.
The children are always glad to
have her come, for they haven't the
great out-of-doors for a playground,
and her visits break the painful mo
notony. The school is closed this week. An
epidemic of smallpox at the institu
tion has caused the authorities to
warn the teacher away.
She is getting interested in her lit
tle charges already, although she may
I lose any one of them almost any day
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