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joyed-their fantistic cuds .of downy smoke.
And named rny book "To My Cigarette."
When I was well again and able to go back, to work, my poerhsi
stood between me and that , store-counter. I could not push them,
aside and accept the store in their place.' . . . '.j
' They were my heart's 'blood. '' i
The store was a vampire. - , -. -t
I resolved then to get my book publishes, and in this way.Jree
myself from the old life of drudgery. A't
I submitted the manuscript to several Chicago publishers. They
rejected it,- saying, "It is tqo radical.",
My soul was sad. My mind was determined!.
" "My soul," I whispered, "surely a woman's spul is of value.". It
was th'en the idea occurred to me. oi offering to. mortgage, my soul
to get the-necessary money to publish tfre book myself.
I sent this declaration to the newspapers. They printed it. I
received many, many letters iriTreply, put the $1;000 Was not en
closed. r Vv
"1 must make my offer known to large assemblies of moneyed
people' I. reasoned.- So I started out to do so.
I wenf to the finest hotel in Chicago in male attire, as they will
not admin unescorted woman into, their dining room. I rose up
and addressed the guests, and. was put out into-the alley by police..
; I attended a grand opera performance in Chicago, rose up be:
tween the acts and cried 6ut,. "Just a moment, please, everybody'
I was dragged out of the place by ushers: , '
I met with the. same experience in the College Ihn and the,
board of trade rooms. But I remained true to my purpose. This
was a strike for liberty and was well worth the price I was paying.
As a matter of fact, the $1,000 for my soul has not reached me
yet, but single dollars, fives and tens have arrived irom all over the
country-r-contributions and advance orders for my- book until I
have amassed money enough to .bring out a small first edition.
This is the tyhole story of iriy unique offer to mortgage my soul
for $1,000. Yours for Freedom, - MAUDE LE PAGE.
GEMMILL'S CHARGES FAIL
TO, STAND UP
The how famous "Hairy Riley
case" was again continued when
.called for trial yesterday.
And Judge .Gemmill, who melo
dramatically dragged the case
into the "gr,e,at light of publicity"
to oblige The Daily News, will
b'e peeviad toiearn that this time
it was a Republican, Judge' Good
nbw, who gave Mr. Riley another
Gemmill used this case to prove
that there was collusion between
Democratic judges and politir
cians. .Before doing this, how
everheapperently forgot to-con-