But the stories told by Minnie
Erickson and Nettie Schreiner are
Minnie Erickson is a very pretty
school girl. She looks so young that
with curls hanging dowii her back she
is a child. " -'
And yet she has suffered. ,She ad
mitted yesterday that she had cared
for Robinson ever since she first met
him when she was merelya kid at
According to the girl's testimony,
Robinson pleaded with her until he
finally induced her to go to the flat,
which he kept for "gentlemen
She went there one night and stay
ed until the morning.
After awhile the story came out
and she was sent to the Refuge
Home. Her whole-'bright future was
blasted. From a care-free schoolgirl
she Was transformed into "a woman
with a past."
Nettie Schreiner's case was slightly
different .Long ago when she was too
young to know what marriage was
she was married to a man named
Frank Douglas. Her marriage struck
the rocks. They were divorced.
She ran away from parental con
trol and says Robinson told her she
could live in the "bungalow" without
having any expenses. She admitted
living there for more than six weeks.
But she, too, was found by the po
lice. She is now repenting in the
House of the Good Shepherd.
Robinson admitted that many girls
had visited the fiat He mentioned
"Mae," "Olivette" and "Sylvia," He
knew no more about them. They
passed in the night
He will be tried later on the charge
of contributing to Nettie Schreiner's
Ragen F-or County Board Head
"County Commissioner Frank Ra
gen yesterday announced that he
was a Democratic candidate for pres
ident of the County Board.
Ragen's entry into the race was not
entirely unexpected. Since the be
ginning of "Aleck"" McCormick's re
gime as president, Ragen has been
the most aggressive member of the
board in opposing the Tribune-ruled
policies of McCormick.
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MAN! WHO SHOT AT MITCHELL'
New York, April 18. Though Jo
seph Saloschein, the man who fired
at Mayor Mitchell and shot Corpora
tion Counsel Frank L. Polk, is believ
ed insane, efforts will be made to con
nect him with the I. W. W. movement,
and Mayor Mitchell says he will in
vestigate a rumor that the man had
attended a meeting of the unemploy
ed" during which fiery speeches were
made against the "capitalist class."
' Letters found upon the man, at
tacking Mitchell, Colonel Goethals
and others, showed unquestionably
that Saloschein is insane. He made
an incoherent statement in which he
objected to Mitchell's treatment of
the unemployed and intimated that
he was disappointed at not getting an
appointment under Mitchell in the
A threatening letter addressed to
Mayor Armstrong of Pittsburgh in
dicated some connection with that
city which the detectives were unable
to explain. The man was shabbily
Though Polk was not dangerously
wounded his wound was extremely
painfuL The bullet, striking slightly
below tlie mouth, tore out a number
of his teeth.
NOT ON THE DOT
She was a lazy, lazy girl,
And, too, a trifle snippy.
No wonder that she failed to dot
The i's in Mississippi. .
British India leads all Eastern
countries in the number of its blind
people, containing about 600,000. In
China there are, it is estimated, 500,
000, in Japan 100,000 ancT in Egypt
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