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id bring them fln
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of the Lob Ange
lo has spent t«n
Bnt Mrs. Ollhert
■he »u||eiti »
would cost less
ison the flrla and
5m something to
chance to reform
BBd live decent Jives.
I “Bat I can't do * alone,” she said,
••and I can't do it here In this Jail,
where we hare It girls sleeping in
■ lilne•single beds, negroes, Mexicans,
and whites, all mixed up to
gether, and these conditions are the
'-aam« the country over.
“The greatest evil is lack of work
for the girls. They do their own
laundry work, the same as for the two
wardens, and the towels for the offi
cers. They hem the linen we use here
and that Is about all.
“The food Is prepared and sent up;
▼ary few of the girls who come here
IfcawW how to cook or do anything else.
Kpkg ago about two-thirds of them
found they could not make enough
money under the present system to
lire honestly, then they lost heart and
began to slip down. It la sad, out
this is the beat place most of them
•hare to go. ,
•Tve been matron here for 10 year*
and l hare studied these girls. I no
tice that when they are busy they
are bright and happy- When they are
Idle they faU to talking together over
their experience*; It Is a cdse of one
low mind acting on another, and they
• are all worse for it. *“ t
“I want them in some place where
I they can work outdoors. No, not at
farming, but in raising their own vege
tables, a few flowers and some chick*
*T jdo believe If I could show these
poor girls that there is s way for
them to make 4 living hoaeetly they
would be glad and happy to do It
They have tried the stores and fouad
they could not lire on their wages,
but there is an erer-lncreaslng de
mand for domestic help. If I crmld
[ft them for -that, there would be n
way out for Ahem.
“I think mast girts would uke tha
chance offerail.them and profit by it;
any rate it ia mr duty .to try to givt
it to them. To shut women up with
out an effort to make them better is
useless and qruel. In prison they are
a dead in tha JPtoce I pro
pose to estaßlMh they would he self
sustaining or nearly so, and if we
only eared one of them the expert
snant would be worth the oost.”
George C. Sterling Run Down hy Fly
-r at Battle Creek.
BATTLE CREEK. Mich., Angus*
IS-George C. Sterling, one of the
beet-known shoe men in Michigan,
was instantly killed by a train on
the Michigan Central tracks, on which
be was walking, a short cut home,
Tuesday afternoon.
Mr. Sterling, formerly of the firm
of Earle A Sterling, has been rep
resenting the Brpwn Shoe Co s. of 31.
Xouis, for* several years, also being
eeaicr partner in the local mercantile
exUbllshment known as Starting
Bros. He was SO years old and lw
survived by his wife and son, Don
ald Sterling, of the Portland Ore
gonian staff. Hie brother, Fred C.,
was janlor partner in the Sterling
firm, white otMl brothers and sisters
also survive.
The accident, by which Mr. Ster
ling met death, was viewed by a score
«t people who shouted a warning, but
they were too late, the man being hit
by the Wolverine flyer, and tossed BO
feet by the force of the impact. When
.found the body was unrecognisable.
1 but It was Abon Identified by patters
(.And knarks on the clothing.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Aug. 23.
n)r. A. W. Nichols, of Greenville, Mich.,
idled here Tuesday, at the home of his
leister, Mre. Emms A. Wsnty, widow
,of United States District Judge George
rP. Wgnty. He came here three weeks
lago, that he might be with his sister
'.ln hlk (Inal Illness. He was 63 years
old. He had been a practicing physi
cian la Greenville for 37 years. He
was once active in politics and was
a “Grownbacker.’* He tried for the
office of governor on that platform,
later repeating his political endeavor
While under the standard of the Popu
list part>. Up to the time to his death
he was president of the Oreenyllle
board or kiucatlon and also s member
the board of supervisors. He was
also health officer. Besides the sister
In this city he leav<« three others.
Mrs. Willis C. Stone Mrs. George A.
Finney and Mrs Ha; tie E. Barr, all
of Chicago.
GRAND JiAPIUB, Mich.. Aug. 33..
t-Ia the ik of the Mlehl
gaa Indcptiiiieai Telephone and Traf
fic aa«o< iatiou, -Uie following officers
Were oh lit, C. E. Tarte.
Grand resident, W J
Melcbcrg. Alum; secretary and treas
urer, A.'ll. Vivian. Grand Rapids. New
members of the beard of directors are:
J. V. Mora*:. Kalkaska. succeeding S.
W. Waverley; Charles Cohn, Detroit,
amending 8. C. Barr; W. J. Melch
era, W. A. Jackson. Frank M. Howard.
R. C. Smith, J. E. Hlaey, J. P. Qlbbes,
P.M. B. FUher, L. L. Cohn. A. C. Hlme
baugh, W. 8 Vivian, Thomas Brom
ley, Jr., and M. A. Briggs.
Cleveland Officer Shot Down Whits
in Strike District
iv CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 23.—A*
-tortpflsff bg the tHimUi at the second
patrolman within six months the en
Hr* available detective force of the
:clfy is today working diligently to
ntr down the murderer of Patrolman
Walter Chapman, who was shot down
from behind Inst night Chapman wa*
; petroling a strike section of th.. city
and in pasting a dark alley wan shot
'through ihc hack aud in starts/
' mxrku&ssrvo a wackaaobl
Plant at Manomlaaa Exp,clad to Bat*
ploy 400.
MENOMINEE. Mich.. Aug. IS.—The
hew J. W. Wells Co.’s saw mill Is tn
commission. In the mill proper there
la not a foot of timber used in con
struction. It to nil steel and con
cete. The flooring storehouse to the
only building at the plant which is
not as yet completed. This ware
house will have a capacity of two mil
lion feet of lumber.
The new machinery is being tried
out this week and is giving splendid
satisfaction. A double band mill is
being used. The band saws used
the largest type tn the world. The
new slab rosaw la one of tbe most
economical pieces of machinery In the
mill. At the present time 250 men
are employed at the plant. The num
ber will be Increased In a short time
to 400.
The J. W. Wells Cos. will have 350
men In the woods this winter la the
vicinity of Wausaukee. getting the
Umber ready The Umber to cut the
full length in the woods and brought
to the mill by railroad. Vbere it to
cut Into log lengths. The capacity
of the kiln is greater than any other
In Michigan or Wisconsin.
Many Policemen Rsqulred To Handle
Crowd at Obsequies.
NEW YORK. Aug. 23—One hun
dred policemen and detectives han
dled the crowds that besieged the
Hotel Plain today to attend the fu
neral of John W. Gates, the most
elaborate obsequea ever accorded a
private citizen in New York. The
body reste-l in state In the main as
sembly room of the hotel during the
early meaning.
After the funeral services the caa
ket was placed in an automobile
kcarse and conveyed to Woodlawn
cemetery, the funeral cortege being
made up almost exclusively of motor
Rev. W’allace Mac Mullen, of the
Madison Avenue Methodist Episco
pal church, officiated at the kef flees.
S\r.ultaneoufcly. memorial services
we< e hell in Port Arthur, Texas. <Jar
leads of flowers were received from
all parts of the country. Many flags
in the city were at half-mast.
One Tries To Savo Other and Both
Go Down.
BT. IONACE. Mich., August I*.—
Nelson Staley. 11, of Spaulding, 0.,
and Paul Krelgher, of Plttaburg. Pa.,
wens drowned Tuesday, of Graham's
-Point, near this place. Tha pound
men were out in a boat -Rising *Pd
swimming, when Staler wan. suddenly
.taken with cramps ..i.
Krsighor noticed his danger and
swam to RUley's rescue. Staley wan
.about, to go down fbea qompan
iou reached him. Spectators saw thd
drowning map cling *f> Kneigher, who
endeavored to release the hold on
him. A struggle ensued and both men
were seen to go under In each other’s
Their bodies were recovered in
about an heur. Both young men were
here for the summer, having a cot
tags at the Point. trrr.js.* r~. r±:
Mona Lisa Is Stolen From Wall in
the Louvre.
PARIS, Aug. 22. —One of the most
sensational robberies in ysers took
place at the I*»uvre today, when the
noted Mona Lisa, <*. Leonardo dt
Vinci, was stolen from thg wall. The
picture was seen in its pUee. *t noon
and shortly afterward \t wag noted
that ltg place waa vacant Uttle at
tention w*a paid to this for a wnHe,
as the officials believed that ft had
been tfclfeti to be photyraphed.
Search showed that no one HI Au
thority bad ordered Rs removal, ml
then a hurried canvass of the gal
leries showed that picture and frame
were gene.
At three o’clock the prefect of po
lice closed the Jkiuvre and a thor
ough search Is In progress.
W. T. Stlmson Donates TMBR#'Line
To llllfldto' CentrsL
MEMPHIS, Tenn-, Aug. 23.—W. T
Stlmson. .c/ Detroit, Mich., a rich
owner of Mississippi delta lands, al
most knocked the nUnohi Central
railway off Me feet today when he,
walked'into SUpt. Motrirt office and
presented the Illinois Central with
fifteen miles of standard guage rail
road that he had built from Rush,
Miss., to a point three miles from
Sledge, Miss
St 1 moon wants the line extended to
tap the Yazoo and Mississippi Valley
Railroad, which would open 50,000
acres of farm land. \
Strikers Assured Grlevaness Will Be
LIVERPOOL*. Au*. .J&raA partial
Rectlcment of the street car atrik*
w ts arranged today, when the power
house employes were Induced to re
turn to work on promises that their
grievances would he remedied. Ne
gotiation* ate now‘ln progress with
all Other clasnes and It !g exported
the entire strike will be declared off
by morning.
Proposes Charter Change On Bonds.
In reply to a question submitted by
Aid. Lodge, a* to whether municipal
ownership bonds would be ir.depen
deu* ol the. charter limitations as to
I ond Issues, Corporation Counsel
Hally has given an opinion that they
ar« not, and hat prepared an arrtnd
mnnt to the charter to provide for the
uhnnae. Aid. probably will
Ask the council to aubmlt the amend
ment to the people
_ -. '
Dog Make# Long Hike.
CHICAGO. Aug. U.—A )ash. canine
Weaton, which arrived here last night
from Kvanaville, Ind., 217 ntllee. to
day la feasting on dog deltqaclee, Its
sore feet swathed in ointment soaked
bandage* John Cummings, its own
er, is showing it as much attention
as was given the prodigal son. Some
months ago the dog disappeared. Then
Cummings learned the dog waa in
Kvanaville. There waa a acratchiug
at the door last nighty and. gaunt and
footsore, the dog bounded into the
house, and at once took up its old
duties. It had walked “home."
B**Seeee-llfc» Mbllm So fuse and
ne ftsthwa- The plain, naat Wri ih»t
load Will Shorten Distance Between
Chioafo And Boston—Reciprocity
To Inc rease Trade
PROVIDENCE, R !.. Aug. 23—The
people of Providence are congratulat
ing themselves upon the prospect of
having anew railroad, pays William
E. Curtis. In a dispatch to the Chl-|
cage Record-Herald. They now have
several lines which run in every di
rection. and their transportation facili
ties are probably as many and as good
as those of an)’ people in the land,
but they all belong to a single cor
poration which also controls the street
oar lines, the interurban trolleys, the
steamboats end everything else upon
which- passengers and freight can
travel, except, horses, bicycles and
The new line is to be called the
Southern New England railroad and
It will be a part or the Grand Trunk
system connecting with tbe New Lon
don A Northern railway at Palmer.
Mass., and thence, via the Central
Vermont, with the Grand Trunk Can
adian system at Montreal.
The Grand Trunk company also
proposes to build another line across
from Bellows Falls, Vt., to Boston, a
distance of 128 miles, and thus fur
nish what It claims to be the shortest
route between Boston and Chicago.
Its tra-Ha now come down to Port
land, Me., and New London, Conn.,
and when Ita lines are built Into Bos
ton and Providence It will relieve the
monopoly enjoyed by the New York,
New Haven A Hartford Cos., which
has bought up everything except the
Boston A Albany
The new line from Pelmer to Provi
dence passes within 84 miles of Bos
ton, through.the village of Woonsock
et, and It to very likely that a branch
will be bnllt Across that gap.
The terminals, docks and atxtlon
grounds were secretly acquired in
Providence by agents of the Grand
Trunk company, who have been work
ing at it for several years, and the
advance guard is now completing the
righl-of'Way down the Blackstone val
ley through a long string of manufac
turing: .towns between Palmer and
Providence, a distance of 60 miles.
When this line is built the distance
from Chicago to Providence will be
1,150 miles. The distance from Chi
cago to Montreal to 872 miles, and
'the distance from Montreal to Provi
dence will bo 178 miles. •
T* Reciprocity to Help.
It to worth while for any railroad
to get into Providence, and especially
a railroad from Canada. In view of the
reciprocity treaty, whleh Is expected
tw eakee a very large increase in
trade. The densely settled manufac
turing diatrieU in this part of New
England need food and forage, and
all kinds of agricultural products, and
in exchaqge they can send almost
everything the Canadians need to wear
and use on their farms. In the
households and In their business.
- ThAy make everything down here
iffiat The Canadians require, and the
Canadians raise everything the peo
ple of Rhode Island lack, except tropi
cal staples like sugar and coffee. But
this pew railroad'wUl serve the entire
northwestern part or the United States
qe well as Canada, and through trains
between Providence and Chicago will
be rpnnlng before the end of next
year, carrying cotton, woolens and
other goods to the West and bringing
back produce from that section.
Baker Deefaree Wife Whe Offers
Boggy Product Commits Murder.
KAN3A& CITY, Vo., Aug. 22
“Death lurks In home-made bread,
and the housewife who offers her sog
gy product for food la committing
murder,” - declared Paul Schulse of
Chicago, president of the National
Association of Master Bakers, in ad
dressing the bakers’ convention here
today. H« said the chief task now
before bakers la to convince house
wives that baking bread at home Is
‘ The housewife’s determination to
bake broad at home is a mistaken
sense of duty,” declared Schulxo.
“Her working methods and Inade
quate kitchen fire cannot attain the
benefits that come from buying
bread baked In a sanitary bakery.’’
Schulse said that families who pat
yonlze the house her homo
made breal pay the penalty with their
long suffering stomachs.
Paris Police Find No Trace of “Mona
PARIS. Aug. 23.—Without an ac
tual clue to work on. hut with scores
of conflicting theorist,' the flower Os
the French secret service la today
concentrated -upon the teak of finding
the “Mona Lisa/' priceless master
f lees of I Leonardo da Vinci, stolen
rom the Louvre in the moat sensa
tional and mysterious manner.
. prefect of Police Leplne la direct
ing the search, which extends to
every city In France, and to every
art center of Europe. The Louvre
was again cloeed today and anew
search of the building was made.
Paris la aroused with anger. Some
newspapers today suggested that the
painting was otolen by a lover of art
to teach the authorities a lesson, k
Is generally believed, however, that
the thief will hold tha painting for
a large ransom. It Is believed it
, would be Impossible to sell it.
California Governor Bigna Requisition
In McNamara Case.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Aug. 22.—La
bor leaders here today are jubilant
over the decision of Oor. Johnson to
sign a requisition for the return to In
dianapolis of Detective Jatnes Hosick
for trial on the charge of having kid;,
•aped John J. McNamara.
Attorneys for the *lx>s Angeler
Times, who are defending Hosick,
have prepared to seek a writ of habeas
corpus or to take other legal steps
as soon as a warrant for Hosick Is
Issued. They declare they will pre
vent Hoatck’s transfer to Indiana at
gll hazards, ami that, even if Mc-
Namara was kidnaped, Hoeirk could
not be held responsible, as he merely
served a requisition, signed by Gov.
Johnson himself.
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NEW YORK—Because garbage men
complained of attacks by starving cats
the Society for Prevention of Cruelty
to Animals, caught and killed 866 cats
in one nlghL
NEW YORK—With two long pike
poles a sturgeon weighing 406 pounds
was captured in the Harlem river.
Boys in swimming thought It was a
shark and scampered ashore to
spread the alarm.
GARY, Ind.—With $40,000 a year to
■pend, and sixteen automobilea, Ethel
Thayer Bryan to suing Louis A. Bryan,
multi-millionaire, for divorce. “I could
be happy if he were poor,** she said.
NEW YORK—A 10-year-old boy,
who didn’t give hla name, saved Jo
seph Engle from bleeding to death by
making a tourntquiet of hla roller
skate strap, buckling It About Engle’s
NEW YORK—Having only heard of
on# ’’marquis’’ In that locality, a mes
senger boy delivered a telegram in
tended for the Marquis of Queenebury,
addressed to Rube Marquard, New
York pitcher.
NEW YORK—Threatening to arrest
Robert Crooks, an actor, for striking
a woman. Policeman Goldstein was
confronted with "Haven’t Ia right to?
Isn't she my mother?” Crooks was
PITTffBTJRG. Pa.—Two sharpers
havs been getting rich In local hotel
lobbies arranging the making of bets
ihat the word "quire” was spelled
correctly, meaning a body of church
PrrtSBURO. Pa.—J. L. Patterson’s
"leaping cat*’ twice Jumped alx ator
lcf from the roof of an apartment
house, losing sparrows. The third
time It broke Its neck.
CHICAGO. Aug. 83—Frederick M.
Coverts and Frank Ploger, pedes
trians, hiking on a wager from New
Yerk to Sen Francisco, left Chicago,
this morning, for the west. The pair
hope to reach the coast by Nov. 17,
and if successful will havs complet
ed the Jaunt in 126 days.
COSHOCTON. Ohio—As the basis
of his divorce petition, Erwin Myers
claims his wife is a suffragette, and
that she has abused him and beaten
him with a poker.
. \
Perish In Bnow Btorm on Pika’s
23.—W, F. Skinner and wife, of Dal
las, Texas, were frozen to death near
the summit of Pike's Peak Tuesday
teeming. The ir bodies, almost cov
ered with snow, were found side by
side I>y a boy walking down the peak.
Skinner and hla wife started to
walk to the top of the peak early
yesterday afternoon and stopped at
the office of the Pike’s Peak News,
about three miles above the Half-
Way houan, to register. At that time
Mr. Skinner, who is about 55 years
old, doubted thflr ability to reach
the top of the mountain. Mra. Skin
ner, who was about ten years young
er than her husband, to reported to
have made the remark:
“I’m from Texas and they’re not
going to say when I get back that I
could not climb Pike’s Peak.”
At 7 o'clock Monday night a severs
•now storm, which covered the en
tire peak for a depth of one foot on
the level, accompanied by a 50-mile
wind, broke on the peak. From the
positions of the bodiea when found,
it la believed the couple sought for
shelter In the lee of a huge boulder,
a short dlt*ance from the track. Both
wore very light clothing.
Aug. 23, 1862, the north had A di
version of wAr news by the bulletin
that the Sioux In
dlans under Little
Crow had attacked
the town of New
Ulm, Minn., and
butchered a num
ber of soldiers and
cltlsens. With
whites to fight at
the south and reds
to exterminate at
the north the gov-
eminent certainly did have Its hands
full for a time.
PORT HURON, Mich., Aug. 2S
Edward J. Sadler, who conducts a sa
loon In Marine City, pleaded guilty
here to keeping his saloon open ol
Sunday, and was fined $l6O by Judge
Tappan of the circuit court. Tne
judge told him that If he was arrest
ed a second time for the same offeuae
It would mean a jail sentence without
having a chance to pay a fine*
Puts in and HArrests Her Crops
end Hauls Coal While Rest
ing In the Winter.
f ,
EVANSVILLE, Ind., Aug. 28—Aunt
Martha Spradley, aged 83, living m
Pigeon township, Warridk County, a
few miles cast of the elty, is as ac
tive as most women are at thirty,
and there to. perhaps, not another
woman in thla part of the state who
can do the manual labor she does
in a day. There to not a better horse
won.an In this part of the state, and.
perhaps, none can shoot aa accurate
ly, walk as far. haul more coal or
cut more wood than thla remarkable
Mra. Spradley la five feet ten Inches
in height, straight as an arrow, and
never wore glasses or walked with a
cane. Sbe says she expects to live
to tea hundred, and ahe hopes to
work to the last day of her exis
She to a farmer who works her own
land, consisting of one hundred acres,
and as she remarked the other day:
“It la a farm on which moat anybody
else would starve to death." The wo
man has had good success with her
crops and it regarded aa one of tho
beat and most systematic farmers In
her neighborhood. Bhe has fifteen
EC>e* of corn, thirty-one and one-half
aciea of tobacco, flve acres of peas,
flVe acres of meadow land, a large
patch of potatoes and a good garden
She has her corn in good shape and
has plowed the entire crop herself.
She pulled her tobacco plants and
set them out. . She works from early
morning. to night, and seem never to
grow tired.
After Mrs. Spradley has laid by
her crops each summer and has laid
in her winter’s supply of wood and
kindling she hauls coal for all the
schcolhousea In the neighborhood.
For about twelve years she has haul
ed all the coal for the echoolhouees
within fifteen miles of her home. She
says ehe can scoop a load of twentj
flve bushels of coal from the bed of
her wagon without stopping to rest
Mrs. Spradley was born within- tw>
miles of the place where she has liv
ed for the last sixty years and has al
ways mado her home In Warrick
county. In 1848, ahe was married to
James Spradley, and they moved to
the place where she now lives. Here
rhey erected a cabin, twelve by six
teen feet, and a few years after this
they built a large two-story log house
Mr. Spradley died in 1893 and since
that time she and her daughter have
been living together. The daughter
doe* the housework, while the mother
looks after the farm.
But Not Until She Had Won in a Bat
tle Royal With Their
BT. LOUIS. Aug. 23.—Biddy, a pet
hen owned by Policeman J. A. Car
roll, had been nestling right next door
to Queen, a dog whose Instinct, like
that of Biddy, told her that she might
expect the stork soon. And when four
little bull pups did arrive Biddy griev
ed because her eggs—the eggs that
she had guarded so tenderly and had
sat with ever Incrceaslng vigi
lance—were carried out Into the back
yard and broken one by one.
Biddy looked over at the new born
pups. What did Queen know about
raising children? Had she ever had
any experience before? Biddy's heart
answered the question. Queen un
questionably was not competent to be
a mother, and, besides, her (Biddy's)
maternal craving must be nutlsfled at
One day Queen went into the house
to get her supper. When she came
hurrying hack the tiny tail of one pup
py was all that could be seen. It pro
truded ever to slightly from a soft
covering of feathers. Biddy's Instinct
was being satisfied.
Then a battle ensued. What rlgnt
had Biddy to appropriate Someone
else's babies? Queen seised Biddy by
the neck and pulled her off the pup
pies. But Biddy was -hack ou the lit
ter almost Instantly. And at last the
hen won her battle.
Queen finally has consented to the
view order of thiwga a«4 hire taken-ap
her abode outside the barn door, and
Biddy is rearing the pups. Incident
ally, It's pretty soft for the pups—
this thing of having two mothers.
Whenever they as hungry some of
the Carrolie take Biddy Into the house
while Queen visits her young. Then,
when Biddy Is thrown her dinner of
commas! she gets off her nest of bull
chicks and clucks wildly to thsm to
get something to eat. And they have
learned to come at her cackling and
eat commeal.
4 Hours Thursday—9 to 1
Clearing Sale of $ 7.50 Wash Dresses
Lingeries O IT f\ Dimities
Gtnghams A T II Tissue Lawns
Cotton Voiles *Jr Cotton Foulards
Why not enjoy the buying of something new in mid-season when for %2.50 you can buy an
exquisite Morning, Afternoon or Evening Summer Dress. It is useless to attempt to tell in
print the character of these dainty dresses or to convey any adequate impression of the clever
features brought out in the designing and trimming and the superior workmanship. Every
fabric will give the best of service and will launder beautiful. The majority have square neck
and kimono sleeves, while yoke, bodice and skirt are variously trimmed with laces, embroidery
BEAUTY at $1.50. This chance will not come again. Sale from 9to 1 only. Third Floor.
$25 Value Cloth Suits $0,50
Thursday from Qto/, at . . . O:
Score* of plain tailored and fancy trimmad Suita In boat
fabric*, atylaa and colors of tho aoaaon. Nearly ovary ault
eplondid for Fall wear. All sizsa up to 46. A mighty wind-up
aals offering, almoat unbelievable values at $8.60.
Funny Sights In Foreign Sites
CM‘tP"OOD W^fVbOKl 1 * '
Hongkong, China.
Dear Bill:
I am vialting China withs college
profeasor and not one of the regular
kind, either. He la Dr. George porsey,
curator of the Field museum. Hls
degrees trail after hie name like
smoke. He has been Investigating so
cial and political conditions la Europe
and India.
The first Impression of the European
section of Hongkong la that of land
ing In an up-to-date American city.
The town Is full of Americans.
We cherish our childhood Ideas
about Chinamen eating rats, smoking
opium and murdering missionaries
right In Maln-et. We think the lead
ing industry of China must be laun
Two days in China and we have seen
Just one rat —carried by a boy, and he
used tongs. The native shops are
clean and modern. The missionaries
look sleek and happy.
The professor and I went to buy
some opium pipes and Jade rings. The
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the peak, . 1 l
Will Be Btealing the Makings Next
le Bet Offered by Clerk of
the Court.
CLEVELAND, Aug. 21.—Buster, a
big brown, tame rate, Is the pet of
Harry Maher, clerk In Room f, County
building, occupied by Judge James
Istwrence. The rat came to the court
house about two years ago, following
Metier from the f«afc* Shore building,
where he was employed before being
appointed to a position in Judge Law
rence's court room.
No one knows how Buster learned
Maher changed positions, although It
Is a fact the pet did trail ovef to the
County building a few days after Ma
her left the employ of the ra’lroad.
Ever since Buster changed resi
dences he has appeared at Maher's
desk at ft: 30 o’clcoek every morning
to get hla breakfast. Last Monday,
after picking hfa teeth. Boater, Id
fawaemcni wmumv on« sM
professor walked into a store and
started in with his best style of pldg
eon English. ’’You got him pipe?" he
said, “smoke him opium—hop-hop
pipe? No pipe make him tourist —
pipe make him Chinaman. Old pipe
—heap years. Oot him?”
. The Chinaman replied: ”Yes, I
have a few pipes; they are about five
or six years old. This one 1s 94.**
No more pidgeon English for us. If
you want to see the world while It Is
different from America and England,
you’d better hurry.
We had a dlssy trip In a cable car
up to the top of the peak which over
looks Hongkong as Vesuvius overlooks
Naples. British barracks ars near the
top,-with tennis and cricket grounds.
The English would blast out solid rock
to make a court. We passed the gov.
era or * summer home and there was
no chance of mistaking it for a man
darin’s palace. There was a large
heap of rtnpty whisky and soda bot
tles In the rear.
semi-deaf and dumb language, gave
the clerk a hint , ,
No one else on earth would have
understood the language.
But Maher had been miealng to
bacco. i
So he gave Buster a chew of leaf
tobacco. Buter went over to a corner!
snd masticated the leaf.
Now Ed Dunn, clerk in Judge Bah- j
cock's court room, hss bet this month's
pay that Buater will be stealing the 1
"mskin's" before the end of next
BRIGHTON, Mich., Aug. 22.—Three
bams, belonging to Peter Ilammall,
of Howell, were burned, together with
contents, st Long Lake. Genoa town
ship. Tuesday night The loss la
BwliMt-US* Prtntlag. Jfo fuss aeS
«io feathers. Tbs plats, asat kind that
looks right nates Priatlag Os, 1|
John R-at Ph. Mala 14M. or City till. |

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