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Iience ,rose in their seats and
cried, "Don't go anj Don't go
on!" But I had smarted off and
kept on. Seeing Hhey couldn't
keep on with me the crowd got
up -and took me off. I "hadn't got
on soon enough.
They tarred and feathered me
anrd told me to fly for my life.
But even with the 'feathers I
couldn't- fly! I said Xd rathef
ride, anyway. They propped to
send me out by rail.
So 'I looked at the rstil, and
sooner than get on I got on. '
THE ILLINOIS CENTRAL
MAKER OF THIEVES.
Read "the pitiful story of Mary
Reynolds, ticket agent for the Il
linois Central -Railroad at the
Stewart Ridge statipn
Xast night Miss Reynolds was
found lying on the floor of the
ticket office, bleeding from cuts
onthe face, half Unconscious.
She said that she had been held
?up by three masked men, who'had
stolen $164 of the company's
money from the cash drawer.
Today she confessed to the po
lice that she had hot been held up
at all; that she-herself had taken
the money. ,
A ,very wicked girl, isn't she?
Undoubtedly ! But "before' yqu
pdbs jiugiueut nsi.cn uicr rea
on for stealing.
, "I die
AA if- ?n T rnifH fi marriprl
to my sweetheart, Chides Duffy.
He is a switchman on the 1 C
"We Ijaye been sweethearts for
a Ibhg time and we have longed
to get married. But we never
could get enough money to
"So I invented that hold-up
story and took the money that
wasn't mine 'and gave t to him.
We were going to useait to start
k All of which is just another
way of saying that the Illinois
Central so underpays its em
ployes that it denies to them 'the
first right of every human Deing,
the right that is the only excuse
for the existence of any human
being marriage and children.
Neither Miss Reynolds nor
Duffy will ,be prosecuted. Yon,
see they have returned the money
intact, and so theIllin6is Central
could afford to have the dedency,
to refrain from that.
4 If the railroad, jn a further
burst of justice, should present
that young couple, who so long"
to fulfil their God-directed des
tiny, with enough to enable them
to get married, we might'Iook at
that, greedy corporation lima new
light.- v 1 1 f;
But that is beyond'-hum.an belief..
TxrnvrrkV TT t
settled weather and
shpwers to-n i g h t i
and Thursday for
Chicago and vicin
ity; no important
change in tempera
ture ; moderate to brisk southerly
winds to-night, becoming west-
Jjerly Thursday. '
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