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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 30, 1912, Image 26',
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dearly and' know it will break
my heart if I lose him. Ought I
to try to win his love back? For
I do not Iqye this other man.
You were a very foolish girl to
rua the risk of losing the man
you do love, for "the sake of a
man you do not 'love. 'You can
only ask forgiveness, promise
to be true in the future, and
prove that you mean it by giving
up this other man's society. Per
haps,, in time, his confidence in
you will be restored, and his love
will bring him back to yo.u.
THINK GOVERNOR WOULD
STOP PRISON TERMS
Lincoln, Neb., March 30. It is
probable no "one will be punished
for'the killing of Roy Blunt, the
young farmer who was forced by
three desperate convicts to'drive
sleigh in which they were try
ing to escape a posse pursuing
them for the murder of the war
den and two of his aides in the
state penitentiary, whom they
shot when they.broke jail.
Blunt and two of he convicts
were killed by bullets fired by the
posse. The third convict sur
rendered. The coroner's jury, investigat
ing the death of the young man,
decided that Sheriff Briggs of
South Omaha was criminally re
sponsible for Blunt's death,,and
that Sheriff Hyers of Lincoln and
Deputy Fire Warden Trouten of
South Omaha were accessories.
The jury recommended that all
three be held to the district court
on a manslaughter charge.
The attitude of Gov. Aldrich, I
however, precludes the possibil
ity of'the!me,n -Jbeing sent to
prison should they be found guil
ty. It is believed he will pardoi
the men if they are convicted.
A letter' from' ttie-govefnor, in
which he said the officers ""cour
ageously performed their duty,"
was read to the jury, but they dis
Feeling here is high against
the police officials, and the opin
ion is-that the death of Blunt was
a needless sacrifice of an innocent
man by .a posse playing to the
galleries and desiring to capture
the convicts in a spectacular man-"
ner., It.is declared that the men
could have been captured without
firing a shot" as they had little
fighf left in them. They made,,
but feeble resistance to the. posse,
no member of which was injured.
o o '
V'You'll have to pay $3.40 ex
tra on your live-stock," said the
conductor as.he punched the pas
"Why, I've got no live-stock."
"Well, there's a worm in that
apple your eatin', isn't there?."
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