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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 15, 1913, Image 2',
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Thoroughly alarmed now the Mor
ris family called in one of the most
famous private detective agencies.
After two hours of work one of the
detectives called up the house and
said that he wished to talk to one of
the Morris family privately.
"I have discovered something."
"What Is it? What is it? Where
is our darling?" cried the Morris.
"Prepare yourself for a great
shock," said the detective.
'1 oh, anything is better than this
suspense. What do you know?"
"Lady Blue was seen two miles
from her home half anhour ago."
"Yes, yes! Go on
"But she was not alone."
A low sob escaped from the Morris
"Who was she with? "
"With a low fellow named Scut, a
common mongrel, a member of the
hoi polloi, and probably a socialist or
a member of a labor union."
A shriek fell from the Morris lips.
-The telephone receiver fell from
nerveless hands. Servants rushed to
the side of their stricken mistress.
"Ah," she moaned. "I always
have feared it It is the blood of
Lady Blue's father's family coming
Three hours later two private de
tectives brought Lady Blue back to
The young society debutante was
staggering; her speech was thick;
there waB a bleary look in her eyes;
but she was wildly happy.
There was a family meeting held in
the great drawing room of the Mor
It is said that Lady Blue told the
full details of her day's adventures at
this meeting, without shame and ap
After the meeting the Morris fam
ily denied itself to reporters and flat
ly refused to discuss the case over the
telephone. The blinds of the house
were pulled down, as if death had en
tered the family, and gloom reigned
supreme whese once -pork was king.
' later still, one member- of the fam
ily called up the managing editors bf
several of our best-known advertis
ing mediums and told them they had
better be careful how they handled
the story of Lady Blue's escapade if
they valued their pork advertising.
Nevertheless, from private sources,
a Day Book reporter was able to
gather a good deal of information as
to the disgraceful manner in which
Lady Blue spent the day.
It is said that Lady Blue, at one
time, was seen to enter an alleyway
with Scut the male mongrelr in
whose company she was found by
It is said that Lady Blue and Scut
sperit an hour in this alleyway, dur
ing which period no gin fizzesr cock
tails or Pilsener beer was seen being
taken up the alley.
After they came out of the alley
way, evidently on the best of terms,
it is said that Lady Blue and the com
mon Scut proceeded to a common
They were seen to enter this sa
loon by the family entrance. It is
said that Lady Blue actually drank
common draught beer in this saloon,
and that after drinking several
steins of it she so far forgot hertelf
as to become utterly cannabalistfc
and. eat a portion, of hot dog free
lunch, handed her by an admiring
After this, several other saloons
were visited by Lady Blue and the
low life Scut and in each one of
them the conduct of Lady Blue was
such as might be expected of only
a female of the rank of the common
' Lady Blue was captured by the de
tectives of the Morris family just as
she was entering the rear door of her
When taken to her home, and be
fore even the family council was
held, she was given an antiseptic
bath by a new maid, who had been
wired for as soon as the other was