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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 25, 1913, Image 4',
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I had a fight to get home all right.
Finally he went away and left me
there. He didn't care what happened
to me. But I got home in 'another
Then I went out almost every
night. But all the time I was trying
to keep Christine straight
And everything went along all
right until I went away to Salt Lake
with a show.
She was all right when I went
away. At the station, before the
train pulled out, I said to her:
"Now, Christine, you'll always be
good, won't you?"
She promised. So I went away with
a light heart. I telegraphed her when
I came home and she met me at the
Christine looked just the same then.
But she was quiet and seemed afraid
to talk and when we reached her
room and I asked her what was
wrong, she just threw her arms
around me and cried on my shoulder
"Oh, Evelyn, I'm not good any
And then I cried, too.
REFUSES TO CLOSE HIS CHURCH
TO SEE INDIAN DANCE
Litchfield, III., June 25. The
Chautauqua here will have to worry
along without the help of the Rev.
V. W. Thrall, who is going to do his
own Chautauquaing in. his own First
The management of the Chautau
qua asked Thrall to close his church
Sunday night in honor of a band of
Pueblo Indians, who are slated to
perform for the Chautauqua.
"I won't do it," he said flatly. "I'm
not going to shut my church to see
an Indian dance. Next thing some
one will want me to shut down the
church for a cabaret show."
The Rev. Thrall recently horned
into the limelight by giving a beggar
one dollar'for railroad fare.
Some instinct informed Mr. Thrall
that that dollar never would reach
the coffers of any grasping railroad
corporation. So he trailed the tramp
and stopped that dreamy-eyed gen
tleman just as he was entering the
nearest saloon. '
"Gimme my dollar back," said the
"Won't," said the beggar, clutch
ing it tighter.
"Police!" yelled Mr. Thrall.
The tramp looked once at the sa
loon, once at the dollar, once com
prehensively at the Rev. Mr. Thrall,
and then threw the dollar on the
ground and tried to spit on it
"Take your doggone dollar," he
said, hoarsely, "and buy a reserved
seat in heaven with it"
COP HALTS ASPHYXIATION AND
Charles Sawyer, 642 N. Monticello
avenue, attempted to asphyxiate his
wife by gas In their apartment and
then commit suicide early today, ac
cording to a confession he is said to
have made to the West Chicago ave
Mrs. Sawyer struggled with her
husband, and Policeman Frank
Walsh, who occupies the first floor
of the flat building, was aroused. He
broke in the door to the Sawyer
Sawyer was trying to force a tube
connected with a gas jet into his
wife's mouth. Walsh knocked the
tube from his hand, freed the wo
man and arrested Sawyer. Five lit
tle children of the Sawyers were
asleep in an adjoining room, but were
At the police station Sawyer is said
to have told Sergt O'Connell that he
accused his wife of admiring a
boarder in their home. The wife de
nied it Sawyer then dressed and got
a bottle of carbolic acid! Returning
to his home, he stood before his wife
and pretended to swallow the poison
to scare her. When she laughed he
seized the gas tube and tried to force
it down her throat