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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 06, 1912, Image 10',
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YOU BET THERE'S ROMANCE 'IN THE WORLD YET!
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rgj) over, and that adventure and romance' hive fled the workaday
To be sure, a man dropped from an airefiip the other day, to
test a machine he had made. He wanted to see whether or not he
Would "be killed or saved in the operation !
Cfl And another man staid in the machinewhile it bobbed about
a thousand feet in the, air -as the paraclnjte-tester dropped off.
Dear. dear, what a Drosv world ! 3K. fbr-the davs of bold Robin
" Hood, and Tom Faggus, and Rob' Roy,, and Daniel Boone and Kit
V Karson, and Grizzly Adams, and
To be sure, Buffalo Jones wejit through Africa lastyear, las
soing animals, and letting (them. go all sort, including libns. Just
roped 'emand handled them as one'wouFd'a colt, while the moving
picture machine photographed them". And as-'for- Dick Tutjjui and
those gentry of thexoad-1 did you read of the taxicab rob"bers? Too
busy? Well, -
Five yeggs "in New York city right-on the island of Man
hattan, arranged matters so as to rob a batilcof its cash while the
same was passing through the thronged streets of Gotham in broad
dav. Past roundsmen, traffic policemen and thousands sped the
" taxi, a gasoline-impelled.emporium of robbery. And it worked, too.
The road agents got $25,000.
The five robbers went intp a saloon to divide the swag, and
while doing so, in walked a little chap weighing a hundred pounds,
and five feet tall, and 'glaring at them thrpugh thick glasses, made
them give up at the pistol's mouth $10,000 6f jtheir $25,000. Per
fectly lovely, isn't it? Real -romance!
And one of the robbers.frha,d a sweet heart named Annid, for
whom he bought a swell hat and through that purchase the police
traced the robbery to Him 1 And . .
Let us now follow -our hero of the'five.-fo6t stature, the thick
glasses, and the $1D;00Q. No sooner had heieftthe saloon than he
was robbed of two-thirds' of this amount by two companions. But
still he has $3-,333.33. The open sea beckons! He?takesship to
Havana! He becomes acquainted with a'senorita.
And thesenorita frisks him for $2,500! Carrambal
These, "dear readefsT are the actual fa'cts of'thine-s which have
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ill uccmrcu wiinju wc past uiumii, jh mis country 01 ours, xiere S
violence, battle, love, change of-forfune, Everything! No illusion?
Not particularly thrilling? Well, the doirig$ of Rob Roy were no
more romantic. We've got past the boyhood of "the face, thatValL