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nie Mack better send scouts out here,
for some ofus are going to be out
next year in time for the 'warm-up.' "
Just then 22 of the men came up
to Captain Keegan and the spokes
man said: "All of us are ready for
that swim, Captain."
"All right," said Captain Keegan
as he stepped to the lockers and
handed out a "towel and a new pair of
socks to each man. Off they rushed
like boys for the swimming hole.
"Take care of Jim," called one of
the fellows. "You know he hasn't
been swimming for over 26 years."
It was the first time in 26 years that
"Jim" had been outside of prison
Most of the men are busy, some
tim'e of the day, writing home, and
those that have friends near "this
place are anxious to have them come
, and see them. "My old mother will
i be over to see me on Sunday," said
" one of them, "and I think, 'perhaps,
Warden Allen will let me go and-eat
picnic dinner with her." He. gave a
sigh and a' tear rolled down his
I Warden Allen's experiment of put
' tfng these convicts on honor, wih
only two men with them, who will
. look out for their welfare instead of
their good behavior, will be looked
' upon with interest all over the coun
try. In this camp there are men who
have served time for almost all kinds
of crime and .some whose -hair has
' whitened from over, .a quarter of a
." There are educated men and there
,are those who cannot write; there
are the clever talkers and those who
seem almost dumb; there are men of
every, possible temperament and
, But up to date every one, from the
oldest to the youngest, is actuated
only by one clearly defined idea, and
that is "To walk straight, do my best
and keep my word to Warden Allen."
Allen has named the camp "Camp
Hope." ' ,
CHICAGO BRIEFS ,
John Naghton, 17, son of president
of Western Worsted Mills, arrested
on Charge of cashing $50 checks be
longing to W. A. Merriwether, Clarks
Ciarence Chalmers, 11, 7530 S. Pe
oria st., injured by auto driven by
C. J. Butler, 247 Swan st. .
Andrew Formakie. 11, 620 S. Hal
sted St., hit by car. Saved by fender.
Andrew Fakovitch, 24 S. Canal st.,
found unconscious in home. Bullet
near heart. Wife and four men held
John Brink,' 7, 5957 S. Halsted St.,
injured by auto owned by M. G. Mid
dailgh, 7629 S. Morgan st
Margaret Donaghue, 14, 318 N. Ar
tesian av., disappeared last night
Mother fears kidnappers.
Arthur Dangert, 10, 1901- Belmont
av.y hurt by auto owned by R. W.
Bance, 1839 Larchmont av.
Fire destroyed R. W. King Com
pany hay, grain and feed yards, Root
ana LaSalle sts. , $50,000"damage.-
Mrs.- Ela Flagg Young instructed
all teachers to warn children of dan
ger of speeding autos in streets.
Police looking for S. L. Heller, 1411
N. Western, av., whose coat was
fouhd lying at pier, at 59th. st.
Erich von Goldschmidt-Rothschild,
onei4 of, the younger of powerful
money family of Europe, is in Chi
cago under assumed name. Likes bur
Illinois Food Commission is going
to 'take steps to bar use of talcum
poWder in chop suey.
ilast concert at Grant Park to
night " -River being dragged 'for body of
Lawrence A. Green, who fell in while
repairing Randolph st. bridge.
" Frank Rockefeller, brother of John
D.,-was in town yesterday. Refused
to .talk to reporters. '
Mayor says Mrs. Ella FlaggYoung
will remain big boss of schoolsT"
police searching for Margaret
Luka, 14. Disappeared from. ,Des