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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 20, 1912, Image 21',
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uppermost in RicKeson's mind in
his last days?
Does he think of the first lies,
the early mild deceptions to grat
ify silly pride, and count them as
the prime causes of the downfall?
"Could we have only known"
was the text of his sermon for
Ayiswhen her blood was still
fresh on his hands. It is the
world-old cry of the despairing
weak and erring when the tide ie
sweeping on to submerge them.
And it will be his epitaph:
."Could we have only known."
GET IN AN ACCIDENT AND
GO TO JAIL FOR IT.
Mere citizens -of Chicago who
are so foolish as to have accidents
happen to them are playing in bad
Juck these days.
The police force of the city is
Tar too busy harrying union news
boys to pay any attention to the
people who only pay taxes to keep
John R. Flynnt ironworker,
1034 Madison st., was arrested
Saturday night for being "drunk
Flynn-was flung into a cell at
the Desplaines Street Station and
left there for twelve hours.
At the' end of the twelve hours
Flynn was "drunk and disorder
ly," and it occurred to the police
that perhaps there wassomething
else the matter with liim.
Flynn was examined. It was
found that he was suffering from
three broken ribs.
Flynn is now in the County
Hospital under treatment Per
haps he will recover.
There still-are 1,200 policemeri
on "special strike duty" in the
"Special strike duty" in xhe
loop neans seeing to it that the '
sale of nqn-union newspapers is
boosted as much as possible and i
the sale of union papers held
down as much as possible.
1,200 men constitute one-third
of the force. Naturally while one-
third of the police force is carry
ing out the orders of Over-mayor
Andy Lawrence, mere citizens,
whose only virtue is that they pay
taxes, must suffer.
'Evidentlythere is only one j
thing for the j)lain citizen to do
avdid having any accident happen i
to him until Andy is through us- '
ing the police for his own ends.
"They say Smythe goes for
days without speaking to his
"Yes, he's too polite to inter
rupt her - -o- v r