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pay envelopes, he had brought home
to his mother every week "without
even opening them or taking out a
"And Eddie? Did he work stead
ily?" - -
Her voice held a bitter note. "How
could he? They kept picking him up,
running him in. As soon as he got
free of one thing, they picked him up
for another. He didn't have a chance
to work. But Billy, he never got in
trouble. He never was arrested."
And then she cried out in the
depths of an anguish that only a
mother can feel: "Oh, if he had only
not got in with that 'gang.' Billy was
such a good boy!"
Poor little Billy Rahn. But he isn't
the most pathetic figure in this trag
edy. The most pathetic figure is the
mother of Billy Rahn, who has gone
out washing for sixteen years to take
care of an invalid husband and her
two boys, and who yesterday sat
alone, knowing her husband is dead
and those two boysr little Billy and
Eddie, were before a bar of justice.
"Billy was such a good boy," said
the mother of Billy Rahn.
NIX ON SWEARING AND SMOKING
IN NEW MARKETS
Rules for the new municipal mar
ket at the Goldsmith school, Maxwell
st. and Union av., provide for "no
smoking" and "no swearing." This
because the market is expected to at
tract many women.
The commission further decided
The market would be open daily
except on holidays. '
One stall would be given to each firm.
Farmers cannot sell goods when
more than 20 per cent was not grown
Farmers must call attention to
their ware sin very soft tones.
liJvvAKi) P. POWERS,
The candidate for mayor, cordially
invites the people of Quincy to call at ,
his barber barber shop, G Washington
street, and see a four-legged chicken
on exhibition. Quincy (N. Y.)
DEMOCRATIC PIPE OF PEACE
BURNS PEACEFULLY ON
With the pipe of peace passing
freely between Sullivan, Dunne and
Harrison factions, the Democrats
held their convention yesterday.
The following summarizes the
Roger Sullivan was endorsed.
Wilson's name cheered frantically
at every mention.
Sullivan praised Wilson and Dunne,
and Dunne praised Wilson and Sulli
van. Robert R. Ward, Benton; Robert S.
Carr, Highland Park, and Henry
Huttmann, Chicago, nominated for
Illinois University trustees.
Arthur W. Charles re-elected chair
man of state committee.
Sullif an declared for merchant ma
rine. Following are some of the platform
That members of congress be
elected who will uphold the policies
of President Wilson.
That the next state legislature pro
vide for a constitutional convention
to deal with woman's suffrage, initia
tive and referendum, revenue reform,
and the short ballot
Favoring abolition of the state
board of equalization.
Favoring re-appointment of the
That all interest jm public funds be
turned into the publia treasuries.
That immediate legislation be en
acted for the control and regulation
of private banks.
That judicial officers be elected at
a time when no other offices are to
That amendments be made to the
civil service laws and extension of
civil service to the Chicago sanitary
district and the employes of Cook