TAKEN FOR OLD THEFT.
Eddie Rodgers, of -nowhere in
particular, is convinced that this
world is an exceedingly small
place and that 'sin occasionally
brings its own reward.
Eddie is only 19 years old, but
he was born with a natural objec
tion tq work, and he's been coax
ing that objection along to full
growth ever since.
About wp years ago Edcjle,
seeing no other way of fijjjng h'
stomach, adopted Engine Com
pany No. 21.
Epgine Company No. 21 jppd
qf objected to being adoptee b,y
Edfjie, but this didn't feaze Eddje.
He bunked with Engine Com
pany No. 21 ; he fed qn Engine
Cqmpany No. 21, and grew fat.
Then pame the night of tje
great stqekyards fire in which
Chief Horan and twenty-one firpr
men gave up thpir Jjves.
Eddie was hanging arouppj Erir
giqe Company Nq21 wjien if was
called quf. He was left alone jp
the station alone with the panfs
qf Firemp W- E. gjlingfon, in
which there happened tp repgse
45 perfectly good dollars,.
"yVhen Enginfc Company No. 21
returned Eddie W35 gone. Sq was
Ellington's $45, pn which coinci
dence the men. of Phgjnp Comr
pany Np. 21 dwejled with rquch
A search was made for Eddie,
but he had departed for pastures
new and no trace of him cquld be
fqund. Ellington mourned his
$45 as lost forever.
But things do happen, and last
night Fireman Matt Grier of En
gine Company No. 21 Happened
to pass g saloon at Eldredge and
State st., just as the- door swujig
open and gave a full view of the
Grier looked in, and there was
no less a person than Eddie hold
ing up the bar and looking ex
Jus jtgn secpnds later Eddie
came out of that saloon, chiefly
on his neck, ap4 was invited to
take a walk with Grief-. Eddie did
not desire o Jake a wajk, but
Grier is a bjg apd Wealthy person,
and Eddie finally walked to the
South Clark streef pplicp statiqn,
where he js now awaifmg trial.
SAW MISSING WQMAN.
St JL.ouj Aug. '16. A photo
graph of Mrs. Ethel Keating
Bpggess was pp$itiyejy identified
as tljat pf a woman q applied
fpr a ppsition, asT nure at the
home of Mrs. L,. B,. Qlian on the
afternoon jqf Aug. 7 her tpday.
Dr. Boggess stjlHs'at Dp Soto,
hut he will be communicated with
and is expected heer spon. Der
tpptiyes here; afe wpjrkjng'on the
De Spto, Mo., Aug. l.c Dr.
John S. Bpggess resumed his
search for his. missing wife, Mrs.
EfJuel Keajpg gpggpss, here to
Many rppqrts such as of a
wpmap' respmqjing Mrs- Bqggess
haying been seen reading- a magr
azineon the river hank" and the
ljke are ponstantly coming jn.
Dr. Bpggess says fhat ff neces
sary he wijl devote the rest of his
life in the search for Mrs Bad
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