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driven out of townr it meant that I
had to jncfte. So J -would get in touch
with Jack Johnson on the long dis
tance 'phone and he would send me
money to move.
"I would go to another town and
try to get in some dive there. I'd
try and keep my identity hidden, and
sometimes I managed to-, and I would
stay in the dive until they found out
who I was. Then I'd be kicked out,
But often thcyM know me whenever
I struck a town and I wouldn't be able
to get into any dive.
"I was put out of the Painter Bis
ters1 place in Pittsburgh when they
found out about me. I 'phoned John
son for money. He sent me $75 by
wire and instructions to come Ux Chi
cago and go to a house kept by a
family named Graham on Indiana
'1 did so. Johnson came for me
two days after I arrived. He had me
meet him in the Vendome hotel, 2459
gouth State street
"We had a joom there. Johnson
gave me between $10Q. and $150 to
get a flat, and later bought me sev
eral hundred dollars worth of fur
niture. "I got a flat in theRidgewood
apartments, East Twenty-eighth and
South Wabash avenue.
"After I got it all furnished up,
Johnson told me to pu a couple of
girls in it, and make some money out
I can t hnd "volplane" in the dic
tionary? Try the fly-leaf.
Perhaps Big Business -counted .on
O'Hara being as cowardly as itself
and pictured him trembling with fear
when he was threatened.
Instead of which, O'Hara called the'
bluff and Big Business is now doing t
the wilting. v a
Andy Lawrence once mournfully "
remarked that he supposed he "had'
kicked Barratt O'Hara out of his of
fice into the governor's chair." i
And if all the Big Business crooks;
in Illinois keep after O'Hara this way
Andy may be shown to have b'een
dead right '
The Inter-Ocean takes up over a .
column in editorially "regretting an
exposure which so manifestly impairs
Mr. O'Hara's. usefulness in a cause $
which needs all the friends it can
After which the Inter-Ocean goes -on
to bewail the methods used by
the "O'Hara commission.
As has been remarked before in
this column, the I. 0. isn't a news
paper; it's a hang over.
PROMISES TO MARRY GIRL IF '!
CASE IS DROPPED
Indianapolis, Mav 10. White Blave
charges may follow the arrest of Miss
Maude Carpenter, 16, of Hoopeston, -c
EL, and August Bessler, a traveling
employe of a Brooklyn, N. Y.f tent .
and kwning concern.
The girl says she was lured from
her mother's home on pretense of
visiting a show in Danville, HI., and
came to Indianapolis under threats
of death. She says she was virtually
a prisoner in a house here.
Bessler promised to marry the girl
if the case was dropped. He was ar
rested in Newcastle, Ind., where lie
had gone to find employment yester
Blobbs When jt comes to art ar
gument, a man generally gives in.
Slobbs Yes; but have you noticed
that a woman seldom tves out?,
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