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piofhpr Vrfl nd father had gons
away from us.
My sistei Irene was so good to
me that I didn't care for any fellow.
I was so bashful-r-oh, why didn't I
die when mother died?" --
"Sept. 19 Met Kate, a friend of
mine tonight and she introduced me
to two young men. They said I was
pretty and didn't have to work, but I
slapped them in the face.
The police have not made public
what is written in the diary between
this abstract and the next entry -or
whether anything was written. It
may be that the pages are blank.
But the history of Hattie wasn't
blank. And there Is more in the story
one must imagine than is probably
written, for the next abstract shows
that the little girl had no longer
found the companionship of -her
"good" sister Irene, sufficient. And
it shows that she had grown so des
perate for pleasure that she no long
er "slapped" men's faces.
It shows, too, that the economic
struggle had affected her nerves, and,
though she records it as "despera
tion," she had in reality become neurotic.
Oct. 12 Kate snapped her fingers
at two men in an automobile last
night, and we went to a wine room
with them. After I drank some
things, I grew desperate and I didn't
How pitifully she must have cared
to have placed such defiance in a
diary. How many hours she must
have regretted to have reached the
place where she wanted to justify
And then Hattie lost her job.
And without money to buy the
pretty things that were more neces
sary to her in the excitement of her
friendships with the men that Katie
knew, she planned to steal them.
There were two houses where she
had roomed while she was working.
She knew all about them. One was
that of Mrs. Sophia Gavlik, 1659 West
Superior 'street, the- other that of 1
--- Ti"ira Sooman, 609 North
She knew the locations of the
rooms in these houses and just how
she might be able to steal tn them.
She says she crept in at night and
stole the finery she wanted.
And then she wrote in her diary:
"Nov. 14. "I'm out of work now
and I've taken things that don't be
long to me. When I'm caught I
know I will be I want people to
know I didn't have the same chance
aa other girls had,"
And Hattie finished that abstract
with the cry that has ascended
through the ages when humanity,
weak in its strongest hour, fears the
consequences of the sins committed
in its weakest hours.
"Why didn't I die before this hap
pened? Why didn't mamma take me
RAIN SOOTHES INDIANS .
Santa Fe, N. M.. Nov. 21.- A night"
of rain has squelched considerable of
the ardor of the rebellious Navajo
Indians fortified on Beautiful Moun
tain, andjt is believed the situation
is more promising. Three troops of
the Ninth Cavalry are on then- way
to the Shiprock Agency and will
probably arrive tonight or tomorrow.
Although an attempt was made last
night to light the signal fires to dance
the tribal dances and sing the war
songs, the followers of the re
calcitrant medicine men who are
leading the renegades did not relish
getting wet. One of the eight medi
cine men who originally began the
trouble has surrendered and is in jail
TO HOLD BIG DEMONSTRATION
Denver, Col., Nov. 21. A demon
stration by 30,000 union men and
women, led by Samuel Gompers,
John Mitchell, Clarence S. Darrow,
Eugene V. Debs and "Mother" Jones,
will be held here soon as opening of
new campaign to force settlement of
Colorado coal strike.- - - -