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. ENGLISH LAD'S TRAINED
PIGEON GOES TO SCHOOL Wicks and His Little Friend. This pigeon goes to school! A little chappie named Wicks, who lives in Reading, England, owns this clever bird. It is his constant companion, and has often shown signs of homesick ness and loneliness when the boy went away from home for a few days, where it could not follow. Now, Master Wicks discovered one day that the pigeon is quite wise! So he decided to try and teach it some tricks. What do you think he did first? Why, he taught the pigeon to ac company him to school. Each morning, when Wicks starts out for the school building, the pigeon hops onto his shoulder and re mains there until the journey is ended. Instead of flying away home im mediately, he waits to see whether thevboy, has a written message to take back. You see, this is a carrier pigeon. Another favorite trick this sagac ious bird does is to fly to the window sill of the boy's bedroom at 7 each morning and peck and coo until his master wakes and opens the window. co Q TO PROBE GIRL'S DEATH HINT AT ILLEGAL OPERATION The death of a young girl in a doc tor's office, supposedly from the ef fects of an illegal operation, is to be thoroughly investigated by the cor oner's office. The girl was Miss Emma Witt, 3506 Ogden av. She died in the office of Dr. Otis M. Walker, 4022 W. 26th -street, Wednesday night. The police say Miss Witt went to the doctor's office early Wednesday , morning. Dr. Charles L. West, 3935 W. 26th street, was called in to ad minister chloroform. Then he left. When he returned late in the after noon Dr. Walker was making frantic efforts to revive the girl. She was hurried to St. Anthony's Hospital, but was dead when she ar rived. A letter from John Nakin, liv ing on the North Side, was found in her room. The police claim several arrests will follow. o o OH, YOU BREAD AND BUTTER! St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 22. House wives who have figured on dodging the predicted rise in meats by using canned goods will find little choice between vegetables and meat this winter. The short crop of sweet corn has already boosted that vegetable up 20 per cent. This will affect the morning pancakes also, since corn, syrups will be up, too. And old reliable sauerkraut, a quart of which, with some spare ribs and a half a peck of potatoes, made a meal for pa and ma and the six kids, ' will be more of a luxury than lobster. The supply has been exhausted, and with cabbage selling at $3.50 a crate there is small chance of a new sauer kraut output.