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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 25, 1912, Image 14

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was collecting among the flower
pots in front.
The next morning he was rath
er late in arriving at the consul
ate. As he was changing into his
office coat his clerk came bustling
in and laid an- official looking
paper on the desk,
"Funny complaint this morn
ing, sir," he explained. "An old
duffer, says he's a tea merchant,
says he was half killed at his
home near one of these rummy
temples by some white stranger.
"Said what?" asked Rinehardt
in a startled voice.
"Well, he put it this way: He's
got a wife who's been making
eyes at a young clerk. He got
wise to that, and he's been lock
ing her up indoors. Yesterday,
some hours before dosingup
time, he found that his clerk
wasn't anywhere around. So he
made tracks for home. When he
got there he-found a ladder and
this clerk just startin' down it
with the beautiful wife in his
arms. The old duffer chased them
back up the ladder, around
through the house, and had al
most got them, when, as he says,
a white stranger, coming as out
of the clouds, tumbled him down
the stairs. In the meantime the
clerk and the wife made their get
away and they can't be found now
anywhere. The old guy wants to
know if the American consul can't
have the fellow beheaded that
butted in and spoiled things. Bet
ter report it to one of these mag
istrates, or whatever you call 'em,
hadn't I?"
Rinehardt swallowed hard and ,
tried to steady his voice. "It is a
rather unusual story," he, said,
"but you needn't bgther about re
porting it. I'll see to that myself."
Fannie -Ourack. '
Fannie Ourack of Sydney won
for Australia- the 100-vard Olym
pian swimming championship for
women, 3je is co years 01 age.
Her victory .was a 'popular one,
especially with the men, as she
was easily 'thehandsomest rom-
petitoc 4 --."
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