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Meta as he could, he walked to the
rear of the jail and sat on a tomb
stone, bitterly lamenting the cruelty
of fate. As he was watching the
windows of the second floor he
caught sight of a dainty arm on the
"Meta," he called softly.
"They wouldn't let me see you, and
I came down here to be near you,
anyway," he called.
Passersby in the park stopped and
listened to' the conversation.
"All those people are listening to
us, Frank," said she, blushing.
He looked around him. The few
people had grown into an amused
crowd. This was almost an insur
mountable obstacle in the way of love
making, he realized. But Daniel
Cupid is resourceful. A stout tree
stood close to the wall. He glanced
at the tree, and again at the crowd,
and he began shinning upward.
Then there followed some remarks
on the part of Register, which, al
though merely words, cannot be re
produced in cold and unfeeling print
with the tenderness with which he
uttered them. Miss Metlock blushed
time and again as the conversation
proceeded. Finally he leaned far
over the wall, clinging to small limb
with his well hand.
"I can't live without you. I don't
want to live without you. Won't you
Miss Metlock considered for a mo
ment. A cavalier who would brave
the stares of an afternoon crowd and
climb a tree to make love to a girl
through the windows of a jail was
"Yes," she answered.
The limb to which he was holding
cracked ominously, and he clutched
wildly for support. The crowd laugh
ed. Miss Metlock frowned.
"Don't you mind those people," she
said. And a moment later, "let's be
married at Easter."
"That suits me," said Register.
Register climbed painfully down
the tree and strode proudly away
through the crowd.
LOCAL DOINGS IN TABLOID FORM
Aldermen defeated by women vote
may appeal to court. Will test suf
Twenty-two new counties went
dry. 974 saloons closed.
Mayor Harrison and son, Carter H.
Harrison, Jr., left for two weeks' va
cation. Superior and Circuit Courts to be
reorganized. New plan will save one
third of judges' time.
Redistricting of 160 precincts made
necessary by women's vote. 500 new
bailiwick divisions required. Means
additional expenditure of $350,000.
Special meeting of County Board
to be held today. Board to act on
$15,000 in- bills vetoed by President
Split threatened in Chicago Arch
itectural Club over annual exhibit.
Members claim outsiders are gtven
preference over local men.
William A. Mathews, charged with
defrauding banks and insurance com
pany of over 10,000, captured.
Frank Riley 'arrested for forging
n,ame of Edward Coles, 900 S. West
ern av., to $20 check.
Herbert W. Price will deliver an il
lustrated lecture on Southern India
at "Stanford Park Assembly Hall,
Union and Jefferson sts., Tuesday,
April 14, 8 p. m.
Seven Illinois women elected as
Three jurors accepted in second
trial of Ass't State's Att'y Bernard J.
Mahony on vote fraud charge.
Miss Aimee Swisher, charged with
operating confidence game by Hans
Sanders, 443 E: 43d St., swore out
warrant for Sanders for disorderly
Earl Miller, 14, 3035 Groveland av.,
struck by auto while roller skating,