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On His Bended Knees

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A fresh travelïng man was bronght np with a round, turn on Priday last by Landlord Lepper of the Hawkins house, Ypsilanti, and Cook house, Ann Arbor. The oocasion for it was ivcowardly and mean attack upon one of the girls employed at the Hawkins house. The young wornan was passing down one of the hallways wheu tbe traveling man opened the door of his room and stepping ont asked her for a clean towel. She took the towel to the door which was slightly open and suspeoting no harm stepped partially inside to give the inan the towel. He at once seized her and pulliug her inside locked the door. She endeaored to get at the electric button to summon help from the office, but he frustrated her anc taking her in his arins tried to throw her on the bed Then she screamed and did it with suoh good efïeot that the fellow let her go, grabbed his hat and coat, put them on and went down to the office where he hurriedly paid for bis lodginü and breakfast. He tben gave orders to have bis trunk sent to the depot and hurried down ; the strest. As soon as she oould recover herself the girl told Mr. Lepper of the occurrence and he set out to find the drummer. He had ohanged his olothes and put on a crash snit and Mr. Lepper would possibly never have known the fellow had not his nerve deserted him. Mistrusting that he was being looked for he went up to Mr. Lepper and told him that he owed him an apology for what had happened at the hotel that morning. Mr. Lepper told hiru he owed him no apology, bot that he did owe the girl one and whafc was more that he wonld have to make it. The drummer wanted to settle the matter for a money oonsideration but that made Mr. Lepper all the more angry and in very plain words he told tbe fellow what he thonght of him and ended by esoorting him back to the hotel. Arrived there Mr. Lepper took him npstairs and having called the girl he insisted that the apology be made kneeling. The fellow wanted to escape this hnmiliatiön, and started to make the apology standing, but Mr. Lepper's stern command "Get down on your knees and apologize or I will lick yon, " bronght bim to the desired position and "he apology was made in profnse termg. [t was a fitting ending to a disgraceful aappening and Mr. .Lepper is to be commended for the part he played in the matter.


Ann Arbor Argus
Old News