'SUCH IS LIFE Works Both Ways By Charles Sughroe fc ARB 1 t1 A Few j Little J - J?M JIMIOR, WUERC ARb til er-'nA SFT1 jL (NO, HE ISktT 4 lPf II C - 23t32I m w goax? r-' !rr7c7Tr LI W Nik&YUEfk lr-tWEUMAYBS wave) r : On Trail of Ghosts :' Shanghai. Thro Shanghai men who don't believe In ghosts hare left the city for ilongkong, where the; plan to Investigate the alleged ghoets of Sung Duang hill, In Kowloou, the place where the last emperor of the Sung dynast; Is told to have hliUlen himself from his pursuing enemies, The three nonbellevers are U. Itloh xaood Curie;, J, B. Bornian, and Alex ander V. McDonouga. The; claim that their curiosity has been aroused bj the persistent reports from Hong kong of the strange carryings-on of Die "ghosts of Sung Uuang bill. "Ghosts don't exist and we propose to prove It to the satisfaction of all persons In Hongkong and Kowlooa who think otherwise," Curley, spokes man for the trio, declared. Stories Accepted. Chinese residents of Shanghai who formerly lived In Kowloou take much stock In the ghost stories of Sung Huang hill. Jn all seriousness they will tell of strange moans and groans to the dead of night; of wild cries of tortured men and women, and of white robed forms flitting mysterious ly about the place. Lee Chai-llng, an Intelligent, edu cated Chinese of the international set Giant Letter Sent by Air Mail ,TPRAIERilJSKE60?l T t MUSKEGON MICHIGAN .- 'it1 , mDE 690 ! The largest letter ever sent by air mall was received by Postmaster General Harry 8. New In Washington from the chamber of commerce of Muskegon, Mlclf. The letter contained a vote of thanks from the business men of Muskegon to the Tost Office department for establishing an air mall route from Chicago to Muskegon. The letter measured S'i by 6 feet and required $11.50 postage. Mr. New Is standing beside It. Murder in City of New York "Unusual" Albany. Murder In New York state. In tho view of Senator John Knight, chairman of the subcomml lon on statistics of the Baumet crime commission, "Is a relatively unusuul crime." This view, expressed by Knight In a report of his commission, wus taken after two years of Investigating by SPOILS OF VICTORY ""V T 9 111 flwi a Lloyd lluhn, America's premier lu'ler as be appeared at bis home, Fii'ls City, near Oinuhu, before his le;eir lure for the Olympic games nt Avir er dam. Ilahn Is shown with o:uc f the trophies he has collected r Ills victory emlilems In the past few jean wmm tlement, formerly a tea merchant lu Konloon, swears to the truth of the following story of the haunted bill, which, be says, he personally wit nessed : In 1024 three children disappeared while playing In the vicinity of the place. A group of Chinese determined to Investigate. Their leader was a powerfully built, fearless Cantonese named Lo Hul-chlng. Lo Disappeared. Lo led the party to within 33 feet of the place, lie was about 10 feet In udvnuce of the others when there came a piercing scream from the rear. All beads turned. They could see no one. Turning back, to their con sternation they could find no trace of Lo. He had disappeared completely. The party tied In all directions. Two days later Lo's headless body was found in the bay. The mystery never has been solved. The lutest story from the haunted hill hus It that a prominent Chinese woman was lured to the bill by a young man and an old num. A charm seemed to have enveloped her and she followed them blindly. A bewildered servant was with her. The servant relates that bis mistress followed the V1A.AIP MAIL HON. HARRYS. NEW ' POSTMASTER GENERAL WASHINGTON D.C. Kl T ST"' the body Into the crime situation Id the state, "To be exact," said the report, "murder constitute! about one-half of 1 per cent of the felonies prosecuted In New York state. The grC.it gist of crimes that constitute IK) per cent of the work of the criminal courts puss almost without notice, a few sensa tional cases rupture Interest and to greut degree determine the popular conception of Justice." "The general problem of making the United Slates less lawless." was seen as "hound up In what Is done In these prosaic prosecutions, rather than In the Leopold-l.net. Hull-Mills and Bny-dor-Gray eases In the generation," the report said. Figures covering the crime record In New York city Include cases ol murder and manslaughter In IJi-'S; 2-SU In lli'JO and 'JTS In The a "n ii 1 1 and robbery cow re IMirled were I.IS.1 fur l!K!5; 1.17.1 for I'.r.U and !i.V, f..r IIC7. Itelutlve to burglary cilso the siihcoininlsslon'l Mgures slum Unit while there were 4. mi In l!i-.'.'. the number rt'mlnlshed In 1112(1 to a. 7.1 nml climbed again to S..1MI In l!r.'7 The Itaumi-s laws provide life sen tenees for Have ronvleled ol four fel onies. Taf.es Out Squcr'c New York -Tliere's such n Hilng as being allnjii iher too sarcnc le about unsatlrfiii lir-y new shoes. A furni ture merchant put his In his how win dow Willi plaeiird telling what he thought nl i tin tn The shoe deuler obiulned mi tiijuiiitlon. . two men to the edge of the precipice, where the men dlsapienred. The woman then exclaimed to her servant that there was something strange behind them. The servant looked. There was nothing. He turned back and his mistress was gone. Her body was found to the water. BIRTHDAYS $ By THOMAS ARKLE CLARK ;t; X Deal of Men, University of $ V Illinois. it LI 0V old Is Mrs. IlrownT" some ' ' one asked me a short time agj. We have known the Prowns a long time W years or more and Mrs. Itrown was middle-aged then. I had to answer that I dldu't know. Age nnd birthdays are subjects which Mrs. Itrown does not refer to. Even her children are uncertain as to Just when she was born. She Is eighty-five If she Is a day. She Is ninety very likely, but she doesn't look It nnd she Is giv ing nothing away. She quit having birthdays forty or fifty years ago. There are no milestones of progress In her journey of life. She goes right along without regard to time or dis tance. If anyone should be rode enough to ask her bow old she Is, I am sure she would evade the question or Ignore It, It Is her own business nnd she doesn't rare to have people kuow about It. Now Mrs, Groves takes quite en- liiiiiiniiiiimiitiiin TttTtTTTTTTTTTTTTTT TTTTTT I Dad Claim Boy, 5, ! Youngest Auto Driver Columbus, Ind. Donald Ford, five, son of Mr .and Mrs. Walter Ford, Is one of the youngest auto drivers In Indiana, bis fa ther claims. Before he reached his fifth birthday Inst February the boy was able to start the engine of bis father's car, but lurked length to manipulate the clutch aud brake pedals. The father has rebuilt an old car In such a manner that It will HI the tiny driver, and now hardly a day pasne without Donald taking a spin. And he knows bis stop and go signs, bit father says. TTtTTTTTTTtTTTtttttttTTTT French New Orleans, La. Wherever cotton It traded the world over business men are alert to dally development In a New Orlennt street which bears the name of a French noblerran famous mi a public benefuctor. Carondelet ttreet, where the New Orleant Cotton exchange It located, extendi fifty-one tqunret from Cunul ttreet to Itobert, west end. The first tlx blocks from Canal to I'oydms street encompass the city's financial district, where the daily turnover runt Intc hundreds of thousands of Budding "Undy" Seeks Fame I'M TRAtMlfl TO BB Ad AVIATOR KEMMETH ! WHAT In TK W0R10 ARE Y0U0OIK6UP THERE f I ' POUT YOU DARt jump; YOU'LL fftT KILLED I w SMu i i i i i i i i nncwc' lf other view of the question. She It proud of her age, she takes every oc casion to Haunt It In one's face. She Is constantly reminiscent giving with exactness alwuyt the time aud place and date. "That win In 1S4U," the will an. nouuee when relating tome tale of early life lu the Middle West, or re ferring to some occurrence of her childhood. "I must have been five or six years old then five I guest It was." Then she goes on with her story leaving one to make the easy mathematical calculation which deter mines her present age. She dotes uion birthdays and never tett her frlendt forget when hers It approaching so that there may be cakes and candles nnd remem brances of various sorts. She Invites In her friends and sits tn atnto while receiving congratulation! on ber health and her youthful appearance and the fact that she does not look anything near ber age. She recounts all that hat happened to ber during the past year. A birthday to her meant progress progress In making friends. In experience, In mental do velopment. It brings her nearer to the end of life which to ber Is an ad venture full of Interest and possibili ties. Little Jenn Is to have a birthday soon, she was telling me today. "l'o you kuow bow old I'll be)" the asked. "Four," 1 ventured. "Five," she corrected me proudly. "Do you know how many days It Is still?" she Inquired eagerly. I could only guess. "IHi you know what day of the week It Is J" she went on. I venlured to suggest Friday and luckily waa cor rect. She was eager for the time to come when the could announce that she was year older than she hsd ever been before. She was going to school the next year. Ulrthdiiys for little Jean meant new experiences, new friends, new adventures. There wus the mystery of gifts which she was sure she would receive. There was the eagerness for Independence, for greater freedom, for grow th, for added responsibility. It was a great thing to have a- birthday. Hope and ambi tion welled In her little heart. Would that each birthday brought lo each of us the same enthusiasm the same ambition ! tfi, Itll, Wttl.ro N.w.ppr I'oloa.) Happiness may resemble either a mountain or mole hill. It depends on the distance you are from It Noble, Honored dollars. Midway In these alt blinks It the cotton exchange, at Carondelet and Gravler streets. From this build ing Secretary Henry 0. Hester sends out bis reports which affect the mar ket wherever the ample It known. The French nobleman for whom the ttreet It named wnt christened Fran cisco Luis Hestnr de Carondelet. Seigneur d' Hiilne RL I'lerre de Not tles. Horn In Flanders In 1747, be cam to Louisiana In 1701 for a six year stay. During this time he served at governor. Then bt went to Peru 1 tmmm A vc'g5 AlT r I 1 1 I I L. I Bt i ' Mr DIPPING INTO I SCIENCE '9 . ' is) Where Iceberg Com From Iccbcrgt are broken off pieces of greut glaciers In the Fnr North and are sometimes car rled far to the south where they cross regular steamship routes Occasionally an arctic animal, conveyed from native haunts. Is found upon them. Athotigb only one ninth floats above wa ter some have been seen with at i;i much at 300 feet showing $ OB. 1011. WwUra Nswii'iMr t'nln.k w PLAYTHING OF FATE Mist Itobel Stons. From the Pennsylvania state execu tive mansion to a sunken barge, Is the sad story of the Misses IsnM and I'egity Stone, daughters of the Inte Gov. William M. A. Stone of I'ennsyl vnnln. From a fortune of millions, from art and opera and sculpture, from the best drawing rooms In the nnllon, to dingy derelict barge an chored In the muddy waters of Sher man creek, near 41 Dyrkmau street. New York. When Governor Stone died. It was said be left a largo estate. When sell lenient of the estate wns made, the girls were given only fl.tDKI, They are still flghllng for the mys teriously vanished millions, but they have Utile bo. IsnM appeared In several IlrnniUay prodm-tlmis before her present poverty was known to her self. Now that she needs a Job, It Is not forthcoming. However, she man ages to support herself and sister, I'eggy, who Is a sculptress, by singing over the radio weekly. from Louisiana to serve it viceroy. Karon Carondelet recognised the advantage! that would accrue to New Orleans from construction of a cunul linking the Mississippi river with Lake I'ontchnrtruln. Giving much of bis personal fortune and lending hit slaves for Hit or, llsron Caron delet wns the dynamic force behind the movement for the canal, although a yellow fever tcourge prevented Hit consummation of hit plan. Cunal ttreet, now ranked at one of the fa mous thoroughfares of the world, marks the tile of the noblvmnn't un dertaklng. For bit ninny bcnefnctlont Louisi ana welcomed him nt governor. New Orleans paid blm tribute with Caron delet street. Ilaroness Carondelet ttreet, now llnronne ttreet, nnd Cunul ttreet, named for hit work. sOHKKHt)O0 00000000000000 Judge Marries 5,000 Couple in 25 Years . Fresno, Cnllf. George Wash ington Hmllli, who has been a Justice of the peace here since IIKtf, has Just let what be be lieves to be a record at I "mar rylng Justice" In officiating at his A,00Uth wedding, Smith began hit career at a marrying Justice January 18. 111.1, and hat kept a record ol (lit ceremonies. Ills records show that the greatest number of marriages performed In one yeur wns 804, and thai 40 was the most In any tingle month, while Hit record day brought eight couplet to hit office, & OOOO0O0O0 oooooooooooooooi ntPPiMr. INTO V i C Vs. ABBREVIATED "Aunt Dinah, what art the namet of your twlu children T" tskvd a caller. Aunt Dinah swelled with pride. "Da boys' mime aiu Alphabet, an' de glrl't Dame nm Alphaheita," she said. "Could I sea them)" "Yns'm, I'll call urn," said Dlnnh. And shudllug to the door rhe cupped' iter hands tnd culled, "Alfalfa I Ai-i fulfal" WOULD REGRET IT . "If a man Steals, he'll live lo regret It" "Jack stole a kiss from me last Olghl" "Well, what I said, goes." MuxtU Hr A Asms w would like To nut out of bis. Is ths oris who phnnta: "Duais whs Ibis Isl" Brothirt David Garrh k, the actor, was one ttopped In a tendon 1 1 reel by a wan In very ragged clothes. "Hullo, Gar rick, d n't you know meT said the man. "I am afraid I do not," re plied Garrlck. "Hut we used to act together at Drury Ijine." replied the tattered one. "Is (hut sot" exclaimed Garrhk. "In what playr "In 'Hamlet.' I look the part of the cock and crowed be hind the curtain." Trying to Plta$t Him "Ah, monsieur I I call lo see Mr. Smith," said the foreign visitor. "You can't, he's not down." replied the valet. "Vat you tell r said the visitor. "I come yesterday and you suy I cannot tee beein bernuse he Is not up Now you Say I cannot tee heem hat-uusa be Is not down. Vut you meuot Yen vlll he be In xa mlddicr Ignoranct The Master What Is Ignorance) Hit I'upll Ignorance Is when yoa dou't know something sou somebody Duds It out. Willing Worker "My lpH-al Is to the plain peepul "Go easy there. iHin't you went ut to gel out the good looking votcT DRESSES SWELL "Did you lay stie dresses wellf "No, dresses swell she's fat." Humble Pyrotechnia The flrfflr tirlnis s snll tlow. II maks no glorious dm. II sss bis tjuly bur btlnw. And lots the btsl be kin. Exigencit$ of Art "It teems to me," mid the man who bad returned after a long absence, "thai Crimson Gulch Is clinging te the old lawli sr traditions lo a remark able extent." "Yes," answered Cactus Joe, "aud It'l gelt In' terrible tiresome. Hut we've got our business Interests lo protect. When wt ought to be lit in luxurious we have to keep up appearances nee essary to prestige ns locution for pic ture dramas of the untrummeled WetL"-Wnshlnglon Star. Intermediate Farmer (to friend) I hear, Itert, tliut wlille ye were In the city ye look up this here golf, llow'd ye like It J liert-Well, It slut bad. It'i a hit harder than hoeln' turnips an' a bit easier than dlggln' Kitutet, That'i the One Johnson -I bear Smith it looking for a cashier. It It true? He en gaged a new ont only a month ago. Jackson That's Hit ont he It look ing for.