man entered the room whose face
was so battered that it seemed he
must have been run through a sau
But he was just, a streak of an in
terwoven blend of cloth. He 'had been
drinking tponruch ,and, he didn't
know what hitrHm,. but-be thought a
wagon ran over his facer and he was
going to$earried-ui.a month.
Two':Johnsohs followed him, Jack
and William, also one detective. The
detective told a thrilling tale of being
challenged by Jack Johnson, who
weighed .over two hundred pounds
and by William, almost as heavy a
tale in which artillery and chairs and
a man secreted in a closet intermin
gled. "He got to the closet with a gun
and dared me to come in and get
him," the detective said, "and I went
in and got him."
I looked deep admiration at( the
brave representative of the law,' and
no longer wondered why Diamond
Dick tales thrilled my brother in his
boyhood days but alas!
"I had six' men with me," the de
Near tragedy, pathos and humor
they all blend in a morning in the
Chicago avenue police court.
AFTER HARD FIGHT MAN FAILS
TO END HIS LIFE
Allison, la., March i2. Herman
Walter, a farmer, attempted to com
mit suicide last night by beating
himself over the head with a quart
bottle of whisky. The bottle broke
and the alcohol became ignited from
a heating stove, setting fire to the
clothing of his wife and child.
Ignoring the screams of his family,
Walter went to the barn, fastened one
end of a rope around a beam, tied the
other around his neck and jumped.
The rope came untied and Walter
suffered slight scalp wounds by fall
ing to the floor.
In the meantime Mrs. Walter put
out the fire. Walter was arrested and
will be given an insanity hearing.
MERELY COMMENT '
Marshall Field & Co. advertise
ments point to "the educational in
fluence of a great store."
Field has done a lot of educating.
The street cars have been educated
to run past the Field store.
The city council has been educated
to give tunnels under streets and
space under sidewalks to Field's.
City officials have been educated
to give Field's all the ground under
Holden ourt and all the air space
above Holden Court.
Fields has educated thousands of
women to work for $8 a week and
thousands of men to work for $10" a
week and be satisfied and say: "Great
is the Field store where I work."
Henry Siegel, merchant prince, had
to sneak out .of a private entrance of
the federal building in New York.
A mob of angry creditors poor
dupes who had deposited their sav
ings in his private bank were laying
Now this merchant prince is in
dicted three times for grand larceny
and is out on bail.
But Henry was a greafmerchant
prince" when he was spending thou
sands in newspaper advertising.
We can't always feel exactly sure
about our prominent and leading citi
zens and merchant princes.
Gee whiz, Willie Hearst is now try
ing to get the Bull Moose and G. O. P.
elephant to trot in double harness.
Having failed to manage the Dem
ocratic administration, he now wants
Republicans and Progressives to get
together and win.
All Hearst wants is a president who
will send the U. S. army into Mex
ico to protect his ranch.
And a president who will grant spe
cial privileges to the shipping trust
in the Way of free canal tolls.
Hearst is a journalistic cry-baby.
When he can't get what he wants
he bawls like "Snook'ums."
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