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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 20, 1913, Image 3',
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LIVING ON $6 A WEEK-r-BY O. HENRY
"That Great, Human Pen" Writes for the Readers of
This Paper the Unfinished Story of Dulcie.
Long before vice commissions began to flourish through America
long before anyone ever thought of "officially" investigating how "our lit
tle sisters" bridge that terrible gap between the-weekly INCOME of $6 and
the weekly OUTGO of at least $8 the greatest of all American short story
writers that insuperable seer of the human heart, 0. Henry, wrote the
greatest of all short stories, the. simple annals of "Dulcie."-
Dulcie must have told it to 'O.' Henry herself. It is all so life-like. No
arguments about virtue. No harangues about economics. Just the story
of how she lived or tried to live on that $6.
And then comes what happened when the cash got short one Friday
night and "Piggy'passed in a bid for a swell feed at a lobster .palace."
And how if it hadn't been for Lord Kitchener's eyes '
But that's the story "The Unfcnished Story."
It will appear in The Day Book in two installments, beginning to
morrow. Watch for it! -Read it.
See what YOU think will be the end of Dulcie and her "unfinished
The story that O. Henry was not brave enough to finish because he
loved mankind and revered the beauty of girlhood TOO much!, 5
Chas. Higgins, fireman, Pittsburg,
3?a., shot i and severely wounded by
an Italian living in construction car
on C. & N. W. Ry. tracks at Des
plainesHL Brought to County hos
' Pital. , "
Unknown woman found on street
- by policeman when he was attracted
by screams. She was weeping hys
terically and refused to talk. Taken
to County hospital, where she re
fuses to give her name.
' Wm. Carres, 35, 3430, N. Oakley
av., found dead' in bed. Result of be
ing-struck over head with billiard cue,
during saloon, figh,. Police looking
.. Fire drove three families at 2142
Berlin st. out of their. homes. Large
loss. No one hurt.
4 Arthur Lietzo, 11, 1433 Elk Grove
av., severely burned when toy torpedo
Patrick Gorman and Phillip Mc-
Cann, 722 Vedder st, arrested as sus
pects in the burglary of the home of
P. Brady, 407 W. Superior st. Ar
rested after gun battle. x
John Wilson, alias Thos Shupe, ar
rested after he and several compan
ions are, said to have knocked down
and robbed Henry Mansfield, captain
in the Salvation Army.
Mrs. Vesta- Meade, 2036. Wabash
av., died at People's Hospital. Victim
of underworld. Left her husband in
Kansas City five years ago and came
$35,000 damage fire in plant of
Martin & Martin, 3005 Carroll av.
No one hurt. Mrs. Margaret Pem
berton, 63', 318 N.Westera av., taint
ed. Carried out. f
Martin Peterson, 2,'5348 N. Clark
st, choked to death. Swallowed
George Berger, saloonkeeper, 721
N. Clark. st, arrested, on complaint, of