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A SEASONABLE FORM OF RACE SUICIDE.
Jilifflil& Cartoon BOY WHO SHOT WEE GIRL TELLS OF DEED I Don't Know What Made Me Kill rrancci," Says Joe I Kane, Agrcd Eleven. Burlington, X. J. Declaring that lie deliberately shot three-year-old Frances Lord, but unable to explain what Impulse forced him to the act, eleven-year-old "Joe" Kane, held for the slaying of the little girl last Sat urday evening, made a complete con fession to Assistant County Prosecu tor Robert Atkinson and Policeman Claude Sell, of Burlington, at the City Hall Jail. "I knew It would kill Frances and I know they hang people for doing things like that," said the youthful prisoner. Then recovering some of the braggadocio be displayed when arrested, Kane said be had been In spired to play "robber" by moving picture shows which he had wit nessed. "AH the boys play robber," con tinued Joe. "Sometimes we use sticks for swords and bold up all the kids that come along, but it's more fun to use a gun, because you can scare all the kids with that. "We often used the. old gun when we were having 'fun' playing high wayman. I came near shooting Kreddle Roberts once when I pulled the trigger and the gun went off Just over Ms head. We used to swipe caps and shoot them off on the gun when there weren't any other loads Sn It, as there was this last time when I shot Frances. My brother had loaded it to shoot blackbirds last week. Sometimes I'd chase the whole gang out of the yard, telling them I'd shoot them. Once I got a pistol and made a fellow run like SiXfT. "But I never had a fight with Frances. She wa3 Just a little girl," said the boy, in tears for the first time during the Interview, and he added remorsefully, "I don't know why I did it. "Wben Frances ran up to see what we were doing I said. 'I'm going to shoot yon!' She says, 'Please don't shoot me!' and put her hands over her face and peered through her fin gers, she started to run and I shot the gun at her. The old gun kicked so hard it nearly knocked me over. "My mother and father told neigh bors lt was an accident, so I just said it was an accident and blamed it on Tommy Ocas. I knew it wasn't right to kill her. I didn't mean to shoot her, and I don't know why I did. We were having such a good -4!me playing robber!" rV'Jyjr.BO to Sunday school, Joe?" lsk?J th5 prosecutor. "Nope, but I'd like to go. Never p t any good clothes to wear. I ain't a bad boy, though. Folks say I'm .d when I'm Just having fun." Kane had an opportunity to tell .fiis story again before a coroner's 4 i,V W J boy's story believe he suffered a sud den attack of insanity, and assert that his case is a study for alienists rather than a jury. The boy prisoner seemed to enjoy his experience on the trolley trip to the county seat with Patrolman Claude Seil. "I wonder if they'll hang me for this," he asked the po liceman. When assured that hang ing was no longer In force in New Jersey the boy seemed easier in his mind. mAy ward ofp old age. Removal of Large' Intestine Urged by Backs Up Metchnlkoff. London. As the result of Investi gations at St. Mary's Hospital. Lon don, Dr. Dlstaso, of Taris, says he has verified the theory of Professor Met chnlkoff that old age can be warded off. It will he recalled that Professor Metchnilioff declared it to be his con viction a couple of vears ago that the large Intestine wbs the breeding place of thx majority of harmful germs in the human body, and that when this intestine was removed the majority of germs remaining In the body were beneficial, with the result that life was prolonged. Dr. Dlstaso's investi gations were directed to comparing the germs found in normal Individ uals and in those whose' large Intes tine had been removed by operation. He so satisfled himself bj his studies by Berryman, in the Washington Star. "I wish I was oat In those woods," he exclaimed as the car passed I shady grove. "That's a bully placo to play robber." "Playln" robber" seems to be the boy's chief joy in life. He was "playln' robber" when he killed Frances Lord. "Joe's" eyes bulged and he wept a little when the policeman led him up the steps of the old county jail, but be recovered quickly and chatted with the turnkey and Sheriff Wor rell before be was assigned to a cell. What to do with "Joe" is becom ing more of a puzsle to the authori ties every day. He Is too young to be put on trial for manslaughter, and local officials wish that he might be turned over to some "home so ciety," and saved from the reform school. , Testimony of Mrs. Lord at the In quest that she saw her daughter shot, and of eleven-year-old Thomas Ocas, a boy companion of Kane's that the latter deliberately Bhot Frances after threatening her life, destroyed the theory that the shooting was an accident. "He said, 'Me shoot you; me shoot you, Frances." She cry, and then he shoot her," the Ocas boy testified fn broken English, when Prosecutor At kinson asked him to describe the tragedy. Kane at first charged Ocas with the shooting, but afterward con fessed that he did It himself. Smiling and crying alternately as he answered the prosecutor's ques tions, the Kane boy was by far the most Interesting witness at the in quest. Rather small for his age, with Ms round face plentifully frec kled, the defendant seemed a perfect ly normal boy, a ad a murmur of pity ran through the room as he was called to the witness stand. The prosecutor asked him if be knew what would become of him If fie told an untruth. "Yes. you'd send me to the reform school," answered the boy. "But If you died, what would be come of you then. Joe?" "I'd eo to the bad man." The little prisoner then rehearsed the events leading up to and sur rounding the tragedy, which were substantially the same as he had given In part in earlier confessions. He again changed the story to deny that he shot the girl deliberately. "Tommy had the gun and I took It away from him; Frances came around the corner. 'Lookout, I'm going to shoot you,' I said. She be gan to cry and then the (run went ofT," the witness testified. "I had my hand on the trigger," he contin ued, "but I Just pressed it a little. I didn't mean to kill her. We were Rood friends and nlayed together." For nearly an hour and a half the Jury deliberated before returning a verdict which was the mildest form under which the boy could be held. Mrs. Kane, Joe's mother, broke Into Years as the assistant prosecutor read the verdict, and fainted when Coroner Blsblng remanded him to tall to await the action of the coun ty authorities. Joe gravely shook hands with sev eral boy friends, who said they were sorry for him and hoped he would get out soon. But he didn't cry. Doctor Who of the truth of Professor Metchnl koff's theory that he unhesitatingly says that every child ought to have its large Intestine and appendix re moved wben two or Uiree years old. He further affirms that almost every chronic disease can be traced to the action of these intestinal germs, among others heart disease, arterial sclerosis and most kinds of headaches. Everybody would get along better without the big InteBtlne, but those who care not to sumbit to its removal by operation ought, if they want to live long, to eat very little meat, once dally being plenty, with green vegetables, and only vegetables at other meals. Water should be drunk abundantly throishout the day, but no tea, coffee or spirits. ... .. MADE DRUNK ON AIR. Alcoholic Atmosphere Has Disturb ing Effects on Stringers. There can be no doubt that the r.lr of distilleries, wine and spirit vaults must contain appreciable quantities of alcohol. The stranger on his flrit visit to the great sherry bodegas la the south of Spain, experiences at first a decided snse of exhilaration with quickening of the puis', follow ed by 4 narcotic effect., a feeling of languor and hpadaohe In the great brandy stores of Co2na. again, to some ceop'e the air Is sickening. It might be naturally expectej that the more VDlatlle constituents of wines and spirits would be the first to evaporate Into the air. and possibly the volatile ethers would thus pre vail. It has been said that tne effect of Inhaling the air of the sherry vaults Is more marked than when other splrltous liquids are kept In ttore. Air. therefore, impregnated with the vapors ct spirits snd wines, must have a deteriorating effect on the health. And according to an examin ation made of the air of a distillery, it would appear that no less than an ounce of. proof spirit, or one-half ounce of absolute alcohol may be present In five cubic feet of air. And since this alcohol would giln access to the circulation through the lungs. It follows that special arrangements of ventilation are an absolute necessity. CEMENT TRU8T IMPOSSIBLE. ..Geological Survey Says Every County In Country Can Make It. A bulletin issued by the geological survey on the "Concentration of Ce ment Interests" declares "It can be aid that there Is noticeable a cer tain concentration of interests in the cement Industry, and that this will probably become more marked year by year. The eighty-fight plants In existence in 1305 are owned by seventy-eight companies, and several of these nominally Independent compan ies are closely connected In owner ship. 'The nature of the cement industry renders It Improbable tb-at any com bination or noncompetitive arrange ment can be carried to such a point 1 es to result In a monopoly of the In 1 dury and psrmanently hteh prices. I "Good raw materials are so widely 1 distributed in the United States that there is hardly a county whloh could not produce Portland cement If prices were forced high enough. The only limitation now on the erection of ce ment plants Is the fact that the great cost makes the ventures prohibitive for the Individual or for the small firm." TRUE TO THE SEX. Mrs. Stubb Jchn. they say that one-half of the world don't know how the other JiaJf llvor ' wonder which half knows. Mr. Stubb Why, the feminine half, Maria. If they don't know they'll soon And out. Boston Pest. Archbrshop Farley of New York has definitely settled upon the pur chase of the homestead of Pope Plus IX at Senigallla, Italy. It will be transferred into a shrine in which relics of that pontiff will be placed. SURPRISED HIM Doctor's Test of Food. A doctor in Kansas experimented with his boy In a test of food, and give the particulars. He says: "I naturally watch the effect of different foods on patients. My own little son, a lad of tour, had been ill with pneumonia, and during, bis con valescence did not seem to care for any kind of food. . "I knew something of Grape-Nuts and its rather fascinating flavour and particularly of Its nourishing and nerve-building powers, so I started the boy on Grape-Nuts and found from the first dish that he liked it. "His mother gave it to him stead ily, and be began to Improve at once. In less than a month he had gained about eight pounds and soon became so well and strong we bad no further anxiety about him. "An old patient of mine, 73 years old, came down with serious stomach trouble, and before I was called had got so weak he could eat almost nothing, and was In a serious condi tion. He had tried almost every kind of food for the sick without avail. "I Immediately put blm on Grape Nuts, with good, rich milk and Just a little pinch of sugar. He exclaimed when I came next day, 'Why, doctor, I never ate anything so good or that made me feel so much stronger.' "I am pleased to say that he got well on Grape-Nuts, but he bad to stick to It for two. or throe weeks, then be began to branch out a little with rice or an egg or two. He got entirely well In spite of his almost hopeless condition. He gained 22 pounds In two. months, which at his age is remarkable. "I could quote a Hat of rases where Grape-Nuts has w .'. ed winders." "There's a Re Road to Wellvlll. Ever read ti. new one apprr Tlioy are gruui.-. human interest. Fead "The I'R. ' e letter? A tlrpe to time. nn full of ftLTO THE- . CARE OF CHICKS. If you want to find out whether your fowls or chicks have lice, try wrapping one of them in an old white doth that has been well sprinkled with kerosene. The chick rr.av ob ject, bat keep It bundled up for at least twent minutes, then examine the cloth for lice, and if any are on the' bird they will at once be attract ed to the cloth. Farmers' Home Journal. - LEG WEAKNESS. At this season leg weakness in fowls and also with chicks results, and It gives much annoyance to those mho do not know the cause. When a hen Is apparently lame and cannot stand on her legs, remove her at once from the yard containing the mule. This difficulty Is more generol in spring than at any other time. Whon little chicks have leg weakness It may be due to dampness. lack of warmth and als3 lnck of work. It is Important that little chicks scratch and keep In exercise. Poultry Rec ord. A GOOD WHITEWASH. A whitewash needs to be well made to do the work, as it too oftnn falls off in flakos after the wood is dry. Slacken your lime In hot water, make it as thick as possible, as soft soap, then thin with kerosene oil. Now you have a whitewash that will both stick to the houses end kill the lice. Apply the whitewash while hot and be sure that all cracks and corners get plenty of It. Do your whitewash ing in the morning, so that by night the bouses will be dry and comfort able. Farmers' Home Journal. SILAGE AND COTTONSEED MEAT,. This kind of ration balances well for the dairy cow, affording protein and carbohydrates In due proportion. A bulletin of the Georgia station .gives the following, and it Is as applicable here as It Is there: "Silage is not only a cheaper feed in itself than cottonseed hulls, but it affords succulency which Is condu cive to health and a greater milk pro duction. If It costs $2 per ton to produce corn silage, then a ration containing forty pounds of silage would cost for the Bilage, four cents. If one fed cottonseed hulls to get tie same feeding value from the nutrient standpoint, he would be obliged to feed fifteen pounds which would cost six cents when hulls are eight dollars per ton. In feeding silage, there fore, one gets for four cents a quan tity of nutrient that costs six cents in the-form of cottonseed hulls, and yet silage has the advantage of stimu lating a greater production of milk. "With silage, cottonseed meal, cow pea hay, Bermuda paBture, and soil ing crops like sorghum, the Southern dairyman Is pretty well fixed. Milk and its products not only rlng a good price in the South but they can be produced as cheap as in any other section of the country." THE VSE OF MILKING MACHINES. It depends on the man as well as upon the machine. Some men do not have the correct idea in using milk ing machines, as will be seen in the following: A Wisconsin dairyman who finds It a great success, relates this instance to show that some men do not know how to use the machine. He writes: "While the machine was doing well on my herd, he (my neighbor) was of the opinion that his herd was not adapted to it, and yet he wanted to find out just why one herd could be milked with the machine successful ly and another could not. When I visited him he wanted' me to start right In and do the work alone, but I told blm that I would expect him to do the milking the first time, so as to give me an opportunity to see where his, methods were defective. He started three machines and then left the cow stable to do some chores In another building. When he came back some of the cows were milked dry, and others were not; but at any rate, he got about as much milk by hand as he did with the machine. He then put it on, six more cows and off be went again to do some work, and when be came hack be found about the same results as he had In the first sit. The next morning I took mat ters In hand and I stayed right with the cows while they, were being milked. When I was through with the herd I do not believe that he got a quart of milk by hand from the twenty-tslx cows." The man behind the machine as the man behind tbe hoe Is a chief (actor, it will be teen. No Place to AdvertlM, Miss Anna Held, at a dinner la New York, admltte-d that her rent statement to the effect that she made $1,000,009 in the last thirteen years was a very good advertisement. "And an advertisement," said thli pretty actress, srrillng, "is never out of place. Stop, though. Once oni was. It 'was In Nola, Chuck v "The lonil preaier of Nola Chnrlcr conducted the general store, and on a Sunday morning in June he 4, nearly balf an hsur late for church Finally, about 11, he hustled Into f,,, pulpit, mopped his brow, b'amp down on the Impatient, wondering congregation, and sild: "Dear brethren and s's'ers. ho, you to pardon my tardinrss nils morning, but trie fact Is, 1 was kent up last night t il tre small hours open. Ing th finest stock of summer dress gMds ever brought ti Noia Churky. We' will now s;ng hymn fix hundred and two!'" Washington Star. Par UK AD ACII R Illrli.- ( P TDlJt Whether from Colda. Heat. Siomvh rruo roni'ii v tunaine whi relltv, rnT Its llquld-lleallt lo laWe-ei-te ImmiJVt lores. PROFESSIONAL SCORN'. Knlcker What did the gardener say wben he saw your lawn Booker He asked If I shaved aj. self. New York Sun. BABY'S SKIN ERJPTIOM CURED, ' Was So Sore, Irritating and Painful That Little Sufferer Could Sot Sleep Srratched Constantly. Cutlcurn's KnVacy lYjTcn, "When about two aud s haif jsiri old my fiaughter broke out on her hipi and tht upper parts of her legs with t very irriut ing and painful eruption, it began in Ocio ber; the first I noticed was a little red aw. face and a constant deaire on her part to cratch her limbs. She could not ileep and tbe eruptions got sore, od yellow water came out of them. 1 had two dovtoni treat her, but she grew worse under their treau ment. Then I bought the t'utioura Rm ediea and only used them two'weeka bea he was entirely well. Thia waa in Febru ary. She has never had another rough place on her skin, and he is now fourteen years old. Mrs. It. R. Wliitaker, Winchea tcr, Tenn.. Sept. 22, 1(M8."" Potter Drug & t hem. Corp., Sole Props, of Cuticura Kemediea. Boston, Mnsa. Ellen Glasgow has gone to Europe. She expects to remain there for some time, and will carry on her literary work In some quiet place in England. Painkiller (Perry Davis') should be on hand now for colic, dyaentery and other euuime r omplaints. l&c., S6c. and 50c nnrwt DT iCTIfiV I UU.UI . . - - "I want to ask your' advice," said King Midas. "You ve hfard mat v erything I touch turns to gold." "'es," answered the financial ex pert. "What shall I do about It?" "Get out a prospectus and start in declaring dividends so that our stocr can be floated before the myth ex perts get busy." Washington Star. THE WAY OF THE WORLD. 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