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DEATH SHOWS RESORT OWNER J DON'T MAKE STOOLPIGEONS OF
AS CHARITY WORKER
Springfield, III., July 7. Charles E.
"Metzger, a young shoe clerk, is in
jail today, held without Jjond in con
nection with the death of Mrs. Au
,gusta H. Kellog, known as "Madame
Brownie," for 40 years a strange fig
iure in Springfield's underworld.
Though Mrs. Kellog on her death
fbed requested that no prosecution be
made, authorities declare that Metz
iger, while intoxicated, knocked the
.aged woman to the floor..
The death of "Madame Brownie"
revealed an unusual story of the dou
fble life she led for 40 years. Under
rthe name of Augusta N. Kellog she
aided every charitable institution in
the city and gained a reputation as
a philanthropist In the meantime,
ler resort, one of the show places of
the tenderloin, brought in a huge
revenue. Her fortune was estimated
at half a million.
MlSTA BONES. WHY IS A
WHY BECAUSE HE IS FAITH
FUL To THE LAST!
OUR BOYS SAYS JUDGE
"Don't make stoolpigeons of our
school children. Don't plunge them
into a school of crime" was the com
ment of Judge Mahoney of the mu
nicipal court on the proposed plan
to organize schoolboys as aids to the
police. The plan has the backing
of the Herald and was suggested by 4b
Policeman Harry Loose.
"Keep the young boys innocent of
crime as long as you can. Making
'policemen' of them would be the first
step to initiate them into the secrets
of the underworld," the judge de
clared. Policeman Loose's proposition was
to be presented to the chief of police
on his return to the city. It planned -the
use of young school boys as in
formers and aids to the police.
This, according to Judge Mahoney,
would make them regular stoolpig
eons. "The idea is an old one. It's 'small
town stuff,' " the judge declared.
"New York tried it for a time and
they are trying to get Chicago to
mimic the eastern city.
"They want the youngsters to spy
on criminals and report all misdoings
in their neighborhood. Think what
an effect this would have on the char
acter of the young boy. He would
be on the lookout for crime.
"Let the youngsters play. Don't
put ideas of sneaking after criminals
into their heads. Give them a chance.
"Perhaps some of the boys of the
city could do better than many of the
policemen I have come into contact
with, but if the force can't do its
work now let's get more policemen.
Don't make stoolpigeons of our chil- m,
dren." " . w
ML Clemens, Mich. Body of Mrs.
Edward Berlindan, wife of official of
Olds Motor Company found back of
garage at Berlindan summer home
near New Baltimore, Lake St Claire;
I revolver near body. Police verdict