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alone deep into the gallery, crawlln'g close to the ground it was AIR that
I needed tojind Ed Wyatt. I was thinking I'd not make it, when sudden
ly I crawled right onto him a heavy motionless mass, down, and seeming
dead, with never a tmoan in his mouth.
"I don't know hor I got Him back. The lamp on my cap was out, and
1 was nearly gone witn cnoning. 1
tugged and struggled and fought to
draw one bit of air out of that poison
ous blackness. I can remember shak
ing my head and growling to myself
in a kind of rage like an animal! It
seemed'a lifetime I'd been down there
and it WAS over an hour, which is
long enough! Well, finally, I- col
lapsed. Do you know what that
heart-rending torture is when you
fight and fight and fight on nothing
but raw nerve against the choking of
suffocation? It's horrible! I was al
most glad to give up but right to
the last it was torture, because I re
membered Wyatt's wife and chil
dren. I hadn't saved him YET for'
Gill suddenly paused, bashfully
realizing that he'd forgotten himself
in the intensity of his' narrative.
"And I guess that's about all," he
And he could not be induced to tell
of how finally, by superhuman effort,
he crawled to safety with his burden.
That I had to get from others.
" 'Twas only my duty, you know,1'
he went on. " 'Twould be like hedg
ing, like going back on my con
science, to accept a reward for that!"
"Then your reward is just your
peace of conscience?"
"No, hardly. I haven't ANY re
ward. A peaceful conscience
shouldn't be a reward. That ought to
be just natural with every one!
NEWS OF THE DAY CONCERNING CHICAGO
Indian's lake-front land suit against
South P kraco. .n 6Plmealin'Sf01e
'-South Park commissioners taken to
United States Supreme Court.
Alfred Walson, 4353 Kenwood av.,
granted divorce. Claimed wife tried
to strangle and shoot him. Also hid
clothes to keep him home.
Finance committee to take up
county budget. Will hold regular
sessions until budget is ready for
Coroner Hoffman "distributing
"Safety First" signs. Will be fasten
ed where an element of danger is
Alderman Mjchael Kenna denies
vice .charges. . Claims Mrs. Virginia
Brooks Washbourne is seeking no
Mothers' Club, of Waters School,
adopted resolutions favoring sex
Oliver D. Grover, 9 E. Ontario- st:,d
siruuK uy poucemau s nurse, ivifet;
crushed. - --
John Pell, 31, 5707 Honore st.r and
James Calley, 2433 W. Congress" e&,
injured by steam pipe explosion lat
Rothwell Elevator Co. plant, died in
Sf. Anthony's Hospital.
Louis Mandell, 5037 Michigan av.,
Two negroesand a mulatto sought
by police in connection with Thomas
J. Bosworth stabbing acray.
"Pollock Ben's" dive, Vestibule
Cafe, 22d and State sts., raided.
Second raid to enforce closing order.
16 women and several men arrested.
Mrs. Jane Garrison and daughters,
Misses Marion and Geneva Boyce, ar
rested. Said to have rented furnish
ed flats andtnoved away with furni
ture. Two robbers raided Mrs. Mary
Gibbon's grocezy store, 2015 W. Mon
roe. Joseph A&bacothos "and John
Mousa, 1731 S. State St., arrested.
Ernest E. Lehman, 431 Oakdale
ar., son of founw of The Fair, ap
peared in court when Judge Scully