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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 23, 1913, NOON EDITION, Image 1

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THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper.
N. D. Cochran, gggggB&y Tel. Monroe 353.
Editor and Publisher. i'(ik, Automatic 51-422.
500 South Peoria St 398 By Mail, 50 Cents a Month. ,
VOL. 3, NO. 73
Chicago, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 1913
ONE CENT
MISSIONARY ATTEMPTS TO SEND AN
EX-CONVICT BACK TO THE PEN
'Lucky Baldwin," Head of Mission at 919 N. Wells St.,
Gives Up Man's Parole Because He Refused To
Be a Mission Slave-r-Ex-Convict Will
Be Given a flew lob.
Here's a Christmas story-about a
professional missionary, whd shouts
aloud nfe conversion from the street
corners, and a paroled convict, ask
ing for a chance to makeVgood.
. But it doesn't reflect much of the
spirit of the Babe that was born in
the manger at Bethlehem yearly 2,
DOO 'years ago. For the Missionary,
who shouts of "Peace on earth, good
will towards men" between collec
tions, tried to send the' Convict back
to prison.because the Convict object
ed to becoming the Missionary's
slave.
The Missionary is John Balfe, alias
"Lucky Baldwin," who runs a "mis
sion at 919 N. Wells.
Baldwin has been highly success
ful in getting the support of the
North Side wealthy. He is sort of
protege of Rev. Elmer L. Williams,
the "flghtp parson."
Baldwin is; also vouched for by the
Rev. John Timothy Stone, Fourth
Presbyterian church, one of the rich
est parishes In Chicago.
Baldwin's game is that of the peni
tent crook; He loudly declaims of
how many prison sentences he has
served; of what a nasty, wicked train
robber and such he, u'sed to be in the
old" days before the "great light"
came to him. , J
He was given the privilege of tak
ing men eligible for parole from
Joliet.
On. November 21st of this year,
Baldwin took from Joliet James Gil
martin, and Joe West, who had each
served eleven months of one to twen
ty years for burglary.
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