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Pharmacist Under Arrest for Selling
Drug Begs to Be Fined and
Agrees Not to Sell Any
More "Dope"
organized a "coke" squad. The
Increasing sale of opiates in the
city, with a proportionate increase in
the number of justice cases, directly
traceable to the use of druss, has led
the chief to believe the evil lias become
so groat as to demand drastic and de
cided action.
A detail of plain clothes men has been
organized to begin systematic work !n
the arrest of sellers of drugs. It is
known a score or more of purveyors of
cocaine make their living selling it in
the lower sections of the city and
tig the hovels along the river bed.
Frank Sohn. pnoprli tor of a drus
store at IH-4 Blast Ninth street, pleaded
for leniency when he appeared before
Police Justice Frederlckson yesterday
morning to answer to charges of sell
ln-T morphine and liquor illegally.
Sohn staggered to the rail when his
name was called, and, bowing his head,
burst into sobs. Finally In- regained
his composure enough to ask the justice
not to send him to jail, and promised,
if only fined, would never sell another
srniin of opiate or a drop of liquor
without the required prescription.
Bohn was lined twice previously for
selling liquor without a license. At
that time he was told by the justice
before whom lie was tried that a repeti
tion of the offense would mean a jail
sentem c.
The accused pleaded with the justice
to allow him to go on the payment of
a fine, and in a long appeal asked Jus
tice Frederlckeon not to send him to
Admits He Did Wrong
Bonn admitted he had done wrong
twice before and that he failed to heed
the warning, and asked for clemency
because of Ills having to support, a
wife and two children. lie declared he
had hesitated long before selling the
drug and thought he was only doing
the purchaser a favor instead of violat
ing the law.
Sohn has given the police much
trouble. He is said to have had a large
trade In opiates, and the habitual drug
user, when unable V '"purchase.the drug
elsewhere, Is said t have been accom
modated readily at\^ohn's drug store.,
After listening to the „ plea for
i leniency by Sohn the justice stated he
had intended sending the accused to
jnil. but in view of the fact that friends
of Sohn had pleaded with the justice in
the accused's behalf and promised they
would see that the druggist would not
violte the law again and because the
accused had a family dependent on him,
Justice Frederickson fined Sohn $200 on
the charge of selling liquor and $150 lor
selling morphine..
Sohn had given bail in the sum of
$200, and when his fines were imposed
asked the justice if he could tender a
check for the balance of $150. After
being told no checks would be accepted
:-t :,n was allowed to go after the
money. He thanked the justice pro
fusely and left the courtroom and soon
returned with the necessary amount.
The second druggist to bo fined for
selling morphine without a. physician's
prescription was Charles D. Bernard of
the Reliable Drug company, 735 East
Third street. He was fined $100, which
he promptly paid , »
Many Addicted to Drugs
The number of drug users that are
:!]■:: sled for various offenses is astound
iiiß. The percentage of the inmates
confined in the city jail and at the
workhouse that are addicted to the
drug habit is remarkably high.
While Sohn was pleading for clem
ency, George Bargent, barely 20 years
old, was on trial in Police Justice
Chambers' court for vagrancy, the
cause thereof being his craving for
opiates. He was sentenced to six
months in the workhouse.
Sargent was arrested In a shack down
in the river bed, where it la said a num
ber of drug users make their headquar
ters. His father appeared in court and
stated the young man was a habitual
drug user and nothing could be done to
break him of the habit. In connection
with the case the system of smuggling
drugs to inmates of the workhouse
was revealed by a police official, who
declared it was Impossible to prevent
opiates reaching prisoners at that place.
According to Ills statement, those ad
dicted to the drug habit are more clan
nish and stick together better than any
organization in existence. If one has
any of the stuff he will share it with
his less fortunate brother and do his
utmost to assist him.
The fact that Borne unscrupulous
druggists, who are tempted because of
the large profits, sell the drug to any
body who has the money to pay for It,
makes possible the secreting of the drug
and turning it over to prisoners.
Adella Shorts, Missing for Days, May
Be at the Bottom of Lake
CLEVELAND, 0., May B.—lt la be
lieved here that the fourteen members
of the crew of the steamer Adelia
Shores have perished and that the boat
lies at the bottom of Lake Superior, off
White Fish point.
The Shoreo, which Is owned by tha
Manx Transit company of Cleveland,
passed the Soo, upbound, last Thursday.
Since then nothing has been heard
from her except newspaper dispatches
leportlng the finding of part of the
Shores' wreckage.
The boat was in charge of Captain
Holmes of Milwaukee. She was a
wooden vessel of 784 tons.
Noted Minister Die*
HEADING, Ph., May B.—Rev. Dr.
Benjamin Bailsman, one of the most
widely known ministers of the Un
formed church in the United States,
died toduy, aged 85 years.
SAX FRANCISCO, May —To recover
a pair of fancy socks lie had left behind
in a room formerly occupied by liim in
a hotel on Montgomery avenue, Theo
dore Olsen, a Bailor, risked a term In
prison by crawling up a lire noam to
enter the room.
Olsi-n lihil had trouble with the hotel
clerk, and rather than face him again
and demand his socks, he endeavored to
recover them by stealth tills morning.
His entrance to the room through a
window wan heard and lie was severely
beaten by several lodgers who took him
for a burglar.
He convinced Police Judge Shortall of
the truth of hi- good Intentions, and was
Crooks follow Asiatic from Little
Tokio to Rear of Arcade Depot,
Where They Secure
K. Murakami, king of the Watts mar
ket gardeners and one of the wealthi
est Japanese in Southern California,
was held up and robbed by three
masked men at Fifth and Seaton
streets at 7:30 o'clock last night of $517,
his shoes and a gold watch.
Murakami came to Los Angeles yes
terday morning on business, and after
he had transacted this he proceeded to
enjoy himself among the sake resorts
in Little Tokio. Under the influence of
"the Japanese national beverage, he
wandered around town until he ar
rived back of the Arcade station. Here
iHe three men, who had evidently been
following him, held him up and made
him remove his shoes, in which he had
hidden his money, a fact of which they
evidently were aware, and after taking
his watch, walked off with the shoos
with the money in them.
Murakami reported the loss to the
police after he had recovered sufficient
ly to find his way to police headquar
ters, lie could give no description of
the three men and the officers have lit
tle hope of arresting the robbers and
recovering the money.
Falls to His Death
[rwto, president and manager of the
North End Realty company, fell today
Tin mthe third story of a building his
firm is erecting at Jackson and Kearny
streets and was instantly killed. He
was inspecting the structure and
stepped upon a loose board which he
thought was securely fastened.
Sues to Recover Husband
for $20,000 damages was filed in tho
superior court by Mrs. Minnie Town-
Bend against Mrs. Margaret Ferguson,
whom she accused of abducting her
husband, Alley Townsend, and keeping
him in confinement in her home for
nearly a year. She also sues for the
re< overy of her missing spouse.
For Los Angeles and vicinity:
Cloudy Sunday; possibly light show,
ers in the mountains and foothills;
light south wind. Maximum tempera,
ture yesterday, 65 degrees; minimum,
54 degrees.
-~y-A.-j?;,?# S
Tract is sought In Ward Six to be used as
playground for children.
Speaker at City club meeting advises removal
of saloonkeepers from pale of politics.
Board of health wishes physician who will
look after the poor, and although salary offered
Is small It is believed doctor will make money
outside his position. . _.- "
Telephone rate to be increased by Home com
pany, which thinks charges are too low.
Citizens praise work of good government
clubs and many express desire to join move
ment. - .
Direct primary act is explained to labor men
by T. D. Fennessy, who reads paper at Central
Labor council. ■ .■ '
7 Henry Trump, former Angeleno, is found
dead in office den of abstract company at
Canton, Ohio. .' ■ . .
Council plans to institute municipal ware
house In which to place all goods purchased
in large quantities. I
Witness dozes through light made on Indict
ments in proceedings against T. if. Broadhead
and Samuel Schenck.
Chief of Police Dishman has organized
"cMte" ' to prevent the sales of drugs to
tie mis.
Fence to he erected between homes of hostile
women may act pacifier.
Boy falls forty, feet from building In San
Francisco, strikes pavement and eels up un
injured. ' -
Emissary to be sent to Europe from San
Francisco to interest foreign countries in the
proposed Portola festival.
Fresno liquor interests try to question
legality of anti-saloon ordinance.
Japanese officers of the Aso and Soya,
the two cruisers sent from Ja'Jan to at
tend the opening of the Seattle fair, return
courtesies extended to them by the Amer
ican navy. \ '
Metropolitan engineer Is arrested In San
Diego, charged with fraud.
Bond Issue for improvement of highways
is urged by California promotion committee
at Del Monte.
San Podrans show the facilities of the
proposed harbor at their city to the consoli
dation sub-committee from Los Angeles.
,i- ',EASTERN . ■ .•, ?
Taft submits judiciary nominations to the
senate and strife over western federal bench
appointments Is settled by president.
Chinese are smuggled In Pullman dining
cars from El Paso to Chicago.
Cupid foiled Just before bridal couple at
Chicago 13 ready to go to altar, the bride
being stricken with measles.
I f Demurrer: of Governor Haskell of Okla
homa In so-cilled "land fraud" case in over
ruled. . . .
International Marathon at New York Is
won by Frenchman.
.. Fight is begun In Chicago courts t« lib
erate John H. Walsh, who is now confined
at Joliet. x
' Princess de Broglie, who Is given divorce,
scorns pittance her former husband's family
of Paris would give her, -I ' . , c >•*
Government I assembles -■ Its -forces In t Paris
to resist the strike of unions, which Is rapidly
assuming a crisis. . »/ -
Federal Government Also Asked to
Open Yosemite Valley to Auto.
ists—Plan to Advertise
State's Resources
[By Associated Press.]
DEL MONTE, Cal., May B.—Unani
mous indorsement was given to
day at the eleventh semi-annual
meeting of the counties committee of
the California Promotion committee to
the proposed bond issue of $18,0^,0,000
for the improvement of the highways
of California, for which the way was
paved at the recent session of the state
Governor CJillett was notified by tele
graph that the highway project would
be given the enthusiastic support of
every organization affiliated with the
Promotion committee.
One of the most representative gath
erings of California public men ever
brought together to plan for the state's
development was present when Presi
dent Andrea Sbarbaro called the coun
ties committee to order.
The forenoon session was given over
to the reports of subcommittees on
tourists, good roads, highway tree
planting and the United Pacific states.
The recommendation of the tourist
committee that the California Promo
tion committee act as a clearing house
for the distribution of literature adver
tising the state, such literature to be
provided to all affiliated bodies, was
President Sbarbaro In his address
opening the convention predicted that
the next generation would see Califor
nia supporting a population of 20,000,000.
Addresses were delivered on "Euca
lyptus Growing in California" by F. D.
Cornell of Los Angeles county, repre
senting the State Forestry society;
"California's River Problem," by O. H.
Miller, secretary of the Sacramento De
velopment association; "Forest Tree
Growing in California," by G. B. Lull,
state forester, and "The Economic
Value of Improving the Rivers and
Harbors,'' by John A. Fox of Washing
ton, D. C, special director of the
national rivers and harbors congress.
Visalia was selected as the next place
of meeting, the date being fixed at
November 13 of this year.
Some of the Work Done
Besides the unanimous indorsement
of the proposed $18,000,000 bond#lssue
for the improvement of the state's high
ways, the convention voted for the
signing of a petition to the national
government for the opening of Yosem
ite park to automobiles: the adoption
of a comprehensive scheme of the dis
tribution of literature advertising Cali
fornia's resources with the promotion
committee as a clearing house to sup
ply the subsidiary bodies; indorsement
of suggestions for highway tree plant
ing and the conservation of forest
sirens, and the selection of Visalia as
the meeting place of the counties com
mittee next November, were among the
results of the deliberations.
Chairman Andrea Sbarboro, who pre
sided, reviewing in his opening address
tl'.e work already accomplished by the
counties committee, and pointing out
the vast field of endeavor st'll open to
the organization it represents, asserted
the mining, horticultural and vltlcul
tural development of California was
not in its infancy and voiced the proyh
ecy that the grandsons of those pres
yet In Its infancy and voiced the proph
iation of 20,000,000 persons thriving upon
the resources of the empire state of the
He expressed gratification that every
one of the fifty-eight counties in Cali
fornia had sent representative men to
attend the semi-annual gathering.
Came Far to Talk
\V. J. McGee, secretary of the inland'
waterways commission, who repre
sented the national government at the
meet ins. announced at the outset of his
address on water conservation that he
had come 3000 miles to expres the fed
eral administration's interest in the
work being accomplished in California.
"Had John Smith entered the Gulf of
Calfprnla instead of Chesapeake bay,"
he said, "how different would have been
the course of American empire! For
had settlement begun on the Pacific
roast the settlers would have learned
at the outset the lesson not yet mas
tered along the Atlantic, that real re
source, the one which gives value to
all the rest, is not land, but water."
John Fox, special director of the
National Rivers and Harbors congress,
(Continued on I'uge llireel '
Correct Circulation
In publishing the figtires of the circulation given The Herald by
the Association of American Advertisers, we did ourselves an
injustice by giving our average week day circulation for February
as 17,425 instead of 18.5&1, the correct figures.
The certificate of the Association of which a photographed fac
simile was published, of course gave the figures for our week day
circulation correctly as 18,561.
The tabulated statement to be correct should have be4n:
February (average for each day as Daily ' Sunday
certified by the Association of i q «y i Ofh /iT/l
American Advertisers) 10,001 4V,ysy ,
April (average increase for each o o c O Jil'Z
day over February) Z,ooO JO
The people appreciate "The newspaper fit for homes."
Heavier-Than-Air Aeroplane, Silver Dart,
and Dr. Bell, Inventor, and His Assistant
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"\T EW YORK, May B.—The Silver
V Dart, Dr. Alexander Graham
•*-' Bell's aeroplane, will probably
compete in the heavier-than-air con
tests at Morris Park, May 29, with
Glenn H. Curtlss as operator. Dr. Bell
has given his consent to tho entry of
Fashionable Modiste Swallows Poison
in Presence of Man Who Re.
fused to Marry Her.
WiJI Recover
Mrs. Lucretia G. Robinson, a fash
ionable modiste with dressmaking- par
lors at 1408i,2 South Figueroa street,
attempted to commit suicide yesterday
shortly after noon at her apartments
at 1210 South Figueroa street, by
drinking carbolic acid. Her attempt at
self-destruction was because of unre
quited affection, and the poison was
taken in the presence of J. Leonard
Burton, the man in the case.
Mrs. Robinson, it is said, long had
been infatuated with Mr. Burton, who
is much younger than herself, and
While he had been in her company
many times and had paid her kindly
and considerate attention, he had giver
her to understand that there could be
nothing more between them than sim
ple friendship.
It is believed that because of this
hopeless love Mrs. Robinson became
despondent, and in time irresponsible,
ami that it was while she was in that
condition she made the attempt on her
Several days ago Mrs. Robinson tele-
' (Continued on I'ajjo Three)
the Silver, Dart providing Curtiss is in
charge of it. .'As there is no objection
on the part of the Aeronautical society
to, Curtiss, it -Is entirly probable that
the Silver,-Dart. will take part in the
■contests.;.'::,-."' ■ '-- .---*..-'_," _.r* .-"*-':■*. .-'
(. The Sliver" Dart is now 'at Baddeck,
N. 5.,;- where ...it'. is j reported to have
! COLUMBIA, Mo., May B.—Thomas E.
Carter of Sturgeon, in a letter to Dr. W.
j P. Cutler, state dalry^ and pure food
commissioner, declares that meat deal
ers have agents In central Missouri buy
ing up old horses and canning them lo
be sold as beef. Mr. Carter says there
is a readier market for fat horses, or ot
the worthless variety, than has eter
been knona.
Dr. Cutler is inclined to laugh at the
j ::iutter.
"I have written to Mr. Carter," he
said, "that the pure food commission
will look into the matter and we will
do so, but there is no cause for alarm,
und I feel certain Mr. Carter's inferences
are unwarranted." i
Noted Actor Bankrupt
NEW YORK, May B.—James K.
Hackett, the actor, today filed a volun
tary petition in bankruptcy, giving his
liabilities as $126,456 and his assets at
$744. The actor's wife, Mary Manner
ing-Hackett, has the largest claim, $60,
--000. Daniel Hanna of Cleveland is
named as a creditor for $10,000 in money
■♦ « »
Victim of Duel Dies
ALBANY, Ore., May B.—John H. Sul
livan, president of the Golden Arch
Mining company of Gold Creek, who
was shot through the neck in a pistol
duel with William Herve, a logger, at
Gates yesterday, died today. Herve
alao is dying, and tha attending phy
sicians say he cannot live through the
CjTIVT/^T 17* f/"k"T>r~l?C • DAIIV, 2e; SUNDAY. 5o
made a number of nine-mile flights,
over the ice. In the contests at Morris
Park the $2000 prize is to. be given ,to
the machine that lias never made a
public flight and that makes a circuit
of the track, or that remains in the air
ten. minutes. Smaller amount* are to
be awarded for shorter distances. |
Deputy District Attorney Uses Solo.
mon.like Wisdom in Adjusting
Neighborhood Quarrel of
Long Standing
Mrs. Callahan must not talk to Mrs.
Mrs. Long miLst not have any conver
sation with Mrs. Callahan,
Mrs. Callahan must not talk to the
neighbors about Mrs. Long.
Mrs. Long iniiot not intimate, either
by word or action, anything to the
neighbor* that can be construed as being
detrimental to Mrs. Callahau.
They must provide a partition fence,
the same to be of corrugated iron sunk
three feet in the ground and of boards
four feet high.
A dispute of long standing between
Mrs. Long of 1532 West Twelfth street
and her next door neighbor, Mrs.
Catherine Callahan of 1524 West
Twelfth street, was amicably adjusted
by Deputy District Attorney Alexander
yesterday, who laid down rules for
both disputants to follow If they
wished to escape facing charges of
disturbing the peace.
Bach of the women at different
times has visited the office of Alex
ander several times during the last
ten days, adding to their story of the
trouble. Yesterday the attorney had
both women call and then had the
matter thoroughly discussed.
Must Build Fence
According to their stories of the
quarrel, which dates back several
months, Mrs. Callahnn's house is built
Up to within eleven inches of the di
viding line between the two places.
On Mrs. Long's side of the line the
latter has a row of geraniums, which
she sprinkles frequently, using a hose
to properly Irrigate the plants. The
water, it seems runs off and under the
house occupied by Mrs. Oallahan. The
latter objected to this, and numerous
wordy battles have resulted.
Mrs. Long says Mrs. Cajlahan en
tered her (Mrs. Longs) yard St. Pat
rick's day and took two shovelfuls of
shamrock from the lawn. This Mrs.
I'allahan denies, and declared that
Mrs. Long told spiteful things about
A number of petty differences be
tween the two neighbors finally u< re
disposed of, and because of Che tan
gled conditions Alexander decided to
try and bring about a settlement of
the trouble without issuing the com
plaints asked for.
After much talking the atto:
(Continued on I'age Three)
..... .
$10,000 CONTEST
Vast Throng Witnesses One of Most
Gruelling Sprints in History.
Once Famous Dorando
[By Associated Press. ]
"VT EW YORK, May The grand in
j\ ternational Marathon, distance
—}, 26 miles 385 yards, for a purse of
$10,000, was run here today. .
Of the fifteen starters, the first seven
to finish shared in the prizes, $5000: to i
first, $2000 to second, $1200 to third, etc.|
The times for the first seven to finish $
were as follows: ' '
Winner —Henri St. Yves, France, 2:44:05.
Second — John Svanliprg. Sweden, 2:50:51. J
Third—Ted Crook, United - Stated, 2:82:10.';
Fourth—Fred Simpson, American Indian, : r
3:81:13. ' ----'•■■" '"■"."■-■. --"•-.Vrw;
Fifth Fred Appleby, EnKlnnd. 2:58:17.■.'*;
.sixth— Durundii J'ietrJ, Italy, 2:58:10.
Seventh —Bdouard Cibot, France, 3:03:::«.
Attendance, 20,000.
, In a grueling race, in the course of
which runner after runner collapsed,
only to stumble on again with almost
superhuman effort to the end, : until f-
Henri St. - Yves, the ■ stocky v little
Frenchman who jumped into fame a.
month ago, took the measure of twelve
competitors In an international Mara
thon held at the ■ Polo - grounds, l and)'
romped home a winner by the;hand-j
gome margin of five laps, or five-sixths
of a mile. : \ ,■, , i ■ •.., f\
1 John Svanberg of Sweden finished £
second after one of the pluckiest; up
hill fights ever witnessed on i the run
ning track, f and Ted Crook, ■an ' un
known runner from New -England,^
staggered over the tape in third place,
thus earning- a measure of glory . for
America. , .**
„ And Dorando Sixth -■■'■<~" r :d
" The once mighty Dorando • finished ?
sixth, his many halts in the latter, part
of the race proving too great a handi
cap for him to overcome • at", the' end. \,
The fourth and fifth men, Fred Simp-;
son, the Indian.,and Fred Appleby, the ;
Englishman, plodded their patient,wayj'
to the end, as did I'ibot, the French»
six-day runner, who finished seventh..:
• John I). Marsh, the Canadian entrant,!'
after running second .to St. Yves ; tort
fifteen miles, gave up' in the twenty-1
fifth mile. ; -.--■.
, Tom Morrissey of Yonkers, only re- j
. cently ■ turned professional, collapsed i
utterly in the sixteenth mile and had
to be carried from the field,: but \ Pat;;
White and Mat Maloney, ■running;, for
1 Ireland; Louis Orphoe, another French-1
man, and Felix Carvajal, 1 running, fol
Cuba, plodded on doggedly to the end;
St. Yves' -time,"2:44:05, was* almost,
four minutes slower than the mark sell'
by himself In the Marathon' derby ol ;
a month ago'today. The pace at'which"
the first ten miles were run, however. ■
was much faster than that which has •'.
characterized former events of ; this >
kind, the five miles being negotiated in
27 minutes 58 seconds, and: the | ten
miles in 56 minutes 2 seconds.
Twenty Thousand Present -
The race brought to the Polo grounds |
a crowd of nearly 20,000 enthusiasts. \
The weather was Ideal. At. the cra«k
of the pistol Marsh took the lead an i I
St. Yves was edging him stride: for
stride, the little Frenchman pattering
on 'ike a steady Shetland pony, never
more them a few (eel behind. -!
For fifteen miles the two ran virtual
ly together. Behind these the , others
danced, various distances away. , .
In the sixteenth mile St. Yves "had p
killed his man," and Marsh began to.
fall back slowly. First Svanberg, then
Appleby passed him. For; a while the
plucky Canadian fought against * Do-,,
rando, but the Italian would not be de-,.
nied and rushed up with a fine burst
of speed. * * ■■'■i
This theatrical spring of the, Italian j
runner was not followed | up, however,:
and he stopped when opposite his quar
ters. After a three-minute rest he was 'T.
again in the race, but twice again, in
the seventeenth and nineteenth mile-,
ho retired from the contest.
From the twentieth mile to "the end;\
he ran In splendid form, however,; and
gained lap after lap on ' some of his >
competitors, not . excepting- St. Yves,
His many stops, though, doomed mi
failure his efforts to make up his lost
ground. Signs of Distress
Show Signs of Distress
As the race wore on the runners
began to show signs of distress. First
Morrissey, then Appleby, then Svan-1
berg toppled over on the grass utterly
spent. , ■:•■'.-'■'•''.■■ ■'■'.., '■ ■•^SWISW'WB
SAll three struggled to their fret again
and continued bravely, but for Mor-1
rissey the strain had been too much
and he had to leave the field. ,; fi '
The surprise, however, was . Crook, ■
who, running as if each lap would be
his last, managed to creep his way, to t
the front, past Dorando, past Marsh.;
past Appleby, past Simpson and on to ;
the very heels of Svanberg., . vV*
As a sensational finish to an already
stirring race, Crook, Svanberg, Simpson I
and Appleby all crumpled vp }; after /
crossing the finish and had to be car- ~
ried off the field. . ■"■_• -... •
Dorando, however, was In apparently
as good condition at the finish as at the I
start, and galloped off the ? grounds
amid both cheers and hisses.
Negroes Hold Franchise
joint resolution for the disfranchise
ment of negro voters in Florida was
defeated today by the house.
NEW YORK, May Because !•• whs
fat mid Mils afraid he <outd not get out
of j the building in ■ time, , should ij'af are
break , out, was the i excuse j given |by
Henry Egicert, „ 14-year-old boy, weigh-1
Ing 365 ' pounds,\ for failure to lat tend:
■cliool when brought to the bur in the
children's court !in Brooklyn* je.terday;
Henry bus a part ill his father's klkiit
as the champion fat hay, but as he'was
under Age be was nut allowed to go on
til* stage, .. ';■;- '_ ■ '■ " ■<.■.', \
He- says he never was hick in Li* life,
like* fold,weather,and know) what it in
to hi' fut in summer.

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