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John Spector, 1015 S. Lafln sf.,
seriously injured when thrown
from wagon when his horse ran
Sarah Reingold, 3, 1208 W.
13th St., struck by motorcycle in
front of Maxwell police station.
Seriously injured. Motorcyclist
Mrs. Lorraine Brower granted
divorce from Jule F. Brower, on
charge of desertion. She is to get
$25,000. . '
Jessie Curley, 3065 S. Wabash
ave., porter, fought with Wffl.
Snail and George Stroll, in front
of 1511 S. State st. Stabbed. Se
verely wounded. Assailants ar
rested. John Boonstra, 12, 6850 S.
Green St., fell under car on which
he was stealing ride-at S. Hoye
av. and W. 69th st. Right leg cut
off below knee. Left leg crushed.
Edith Van Auken, Kansas City,
arrested at 1242 S. Wabash av.
Charged with mail fraud. $2,000
-WHAT IS A GOOD PRICE
Last Wednesday afternoon, the
police were called to the offices of
William A. Lydon, president of
the Great Lakes " Dredge ' and
The police found there a gray
haired 'woman whose face was
lined with deep and everlasting
sorrow. The police were told to
remove her. They did.
That woman was Mrs. Alice
.Young Matthews, 40 years old,
widow and seamstress.
Three yeais ago the Lydon
family automobile ran down and
killed Mrs. Matthew's five-year-old
son, Dean Matthews, at the
corner of Michigan avenue and
Lydon and his chauffeur, John
Holmes, were exonerated at the
coroner's inquest, althpugh Mrs.
Matthews'says that Lydon took
the precaution of sending Holmes
to California for a while.
Nevertheless, Lydon was ex
tremely generous with the wom
an whose son's life his automobile
FOR ONE HUMAN LIFE?
had blotted out. He gave her
"That," he told her, "is the
amount of the accident insurance
I carry, I shall get it back from
the insurance, company, and you
will be recompensed for the loss
of your son."
The rest' of the story is best
told by Mrs. Matthews herself.
"Mr. Lydpn came to' tne soon
after,' she says. "He offered me
another $250. He told me it was
for charity's sake.
"I gave him back the money.
I told him I did not want any
money for charity's sake. I
"Some months after this I be
came ill. The doctor ,told me it
was consumption. You see I am
deaf, and the only kind of work I
can do is sewing. One must work
very hard and for long hours to
make a liv,ing by sewing, and that
tells on the constitution.
"I went to Mr. Lydon, and took
the $250 then. I tried my .best
to regain my "health with that