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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 02, 1912, Image 14

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gan some day.'
"Denny walked over to the
window and stared out.
" 'I do not know what to make
of you, nor what to do with you,'
he said, after a while, 'you are
like no detective I ever knew.'
" 'Will you take the w&rd of
Lou 3iger?' I asked.
" 'I will he said.
"'Then let us go down there,
and do you ask him if I ever call
N a man friend, as I have called you
friendi Denny Trogan, whom I
do not treat as a frjend.'
" 'Very well he said, and we
'wept down to Lou s, and Denny
and I parted. friends that night;
although he was still puzzled.'
The shori man iell silenf.
"And what-became of the trou
ble in the strike?" asked Belford.
"There was. no trouble," said
theshort man; grimly.' "Because
the next day I went down to a big
building, and tapped a young
man, who was private secretary
to'one of the richest men in the
big city, oil the shoulder, and
took him' up to ray office.
''When I gotljhim there, the
poor bit halLman'.was all tremb
ling with fearr and I sat clown in
a chair and spdlce to him., ,
" 'You are going. tp confess I
told him, 'that you have been hir
ing sluggers to put union men
out of the way, in the hope that
the unions would "retaliate and
give you people an excuse to cal,
out the militia. You are going
to confess who got you to do this
"'It's- a lie he screamed. "'A
lip n- 1i -a Up.'' ' i
" 'Vou are going to confess this J
for three reasons I continued,
paying no attention to his
screechings. 'First, because it's
true. Second, because I know it's
true, and can prove it. And third,
because I'm going to beat the
everlasting life out of you right
how unless ypu do confess
"'So he confessed in writing
and I took his confession to the
richest man in town the next day,
and asTced him if he did not think
the strike had been going on long "
enough. And he said he did, and
that night the bosses announced
that they were graciously pleas-
ed tp grant the demandsof the
men.
"Whatever became of 'Mary
O'Maney?'" asked "Wooden-leg-leg
Donohue.
"She is the mother of two,"
said the short man, "and she
claims that; her 'husband, Denny
Trogan, is the best apple rancher
invOregon.w
We were all silent for a few
miutes, and then Belford said:
"Isn't it strange that we are all
so ready to forget, that all men,
high and low, well born, and ill
born, are just plain human beings
at bottom?'
Which, coming from Belford,
was an admission that he had
been in the Wrong.
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Progress of Sociology.
Knickef vThe -old-fashioned
Ichild'was 'raised.
Bocker While the modern
child is studied. -"New York Sun.
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The things we never get worry'
us,more thaa the things we. lose.;

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