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VOL. 3, NO. 135 Chicago, Saturday, March 7, 1914 ONE CENT
MAN GOES BACK TO PEN AFTER LIFE
OF GOOD WORKS IN SECRET
New Jean Valjean Is Dying of Broken Heart and His
Eleven Children Are Forced To Beg Their'
-Food-He Killed a Man in 1897.
Milledgeville, t Ga., " March 7.
Thomas Edgarsbipling, . the most
famous prisoner in Georgia, serving
a Jife sentence for murder-after many
years of freedom, during which, time
he raised a family of 12 children, is
slowly-, dying in, the convict . camp
here. Lost hope has broken his
Recently he has received a letter
from his wife telling him of the se
rious illness of his favorite daughter,
Ruth, and that 'bills" for fpod and
medicine have reached more .than a
hundred dollars, and that she lias
nothing witfr which-to pay.-
Ruth Stripling was a babytin arms
when her father affected his escape
from a Georgia prison, after being
sentenced for life. She was reared
to young womanhood in another
state and in honorable circumstances.
"She had .learned. to love and was en
gaged to be married when her father
was finally recognized and appre
hended. She declined toiulfill her
engagement to wed with jthe.shadow
of disgrace hanging over her family.
Since that time her own health has
It was -in. 1897 that Edgar Strip
lmg kffled Bpl GomeMnChipley, Ga,