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YOU CAN FOLD THIS DAILY NEWSPAPER AND
CARRY IT EASILY IN YOUR VEST POCKET
THE DAY BOOK
500SO. PEORIA ST
TEL. MONROE 353
VOL.2,NQ.71 Chicago, Friday, Dec. 20, 1912- ONE CENT
MOTHER OF TWO CHILDREN HOUNDED BY
SLEUTH WHEN SHE TRIED TO BE HONEST
She Wife" Sent Up the River Twice for Picking Pockets;,
New York Judge Gave Her a Chance to Make
Good; Detective Persecutes for Spite.
An elderly woman, neatly
clothed and refined looking, -sat
weeping in the court of Superior
Judge Charles M. Foell.
A heavy-jowled, square-toed
man stood by her side. He was
an 'investigator from the state's
attorney's office. '
They were the only persons in
the room. Court was not yet
open; the judge had not arrived.
The man whistled a ragtime
tune cheerfully. Once in a while
his eyes fell on the weeping wom
an. Whenever .they did so, .a
gloating -look passed over the
A reporter entered the court
room; took in the woman and the
investigator by her side, and
beckoned to'the man.
"Who is she?" he whispered.
"Aw, she's a crook,"
said the man loudly.
The woman raised a tear-stained
face. There was a look of age
old sorrow- in her ees,
"I'm not," she said, in a chok
ing -voice. "I used to'be, but I'm
straight now." -
The man laughed, loudly,
coarsely. ' i )
"Aw, tell that to the marines,"
he said. "
The woman in the court room
was Mrs. 'Theresa Goldman, of
New York. And her story is
worth reading, because it explains
why so few people who once
break the law ever jeform.
Theresa G61dmanvwas brought
up on the East Side, of New York.
Her mother died when she was
only a child. Her father well,,
the less said about her father the
' As a child, Theresa was taught
to steal, to lie and to thusjevenge
herself on a society which had
condemned her to life on the East
She became quite a good thief.