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where Rev. Hickok was the revered
pastor of the Methodist Episcopal
Rev. Hickok was a loving husband
and a corking good pastor. Everybody
said that until the church board asked
him to resign and "the sweetest little
girl in the congregation" left for Chi
cago with him.
Florence Young was the "angel"
of the congregation. When she took
ill and the doctors said she must die
Mrs. Hickok gave up everything else
' and'went to her bedside. She pulled
her out of the jaws of death. Then
her husband ran away with the girl.
That's the story told to Charles Vir-
den of the state aid society, who in
vestigated. "If you send me to penitentiary for
life I will continue to say that the
three years I lived with this woman
will repay me for all my suffering,"
Rev. Hitchcock told Judge Uhlir in
"She was your prostitute?" queried
"No, she was my concubine," an
swered the minister.
Judge Uhlir told him to get his
heels clear of the state and never re
turn. He asked 48 hours to get away,
but was granted only 24.
Rev. Hickok's wife has remarried.
A clause in the divorce granted her
forbids him marrying again until she
AMERICAN WAGON RUNS DOWN
AGED MAN BADLY HURT
Eighty-three-year-old Patrick Fo
ley of 1256 Kedzie av. started to cross
the street at Monroe and 5th av. yes
terday afternoon. Foley is not so
fast as he used to be, but when he
saw a wagon of the Chicago Evening
American smashing its way at him he
hurried toward an "L" pillar.
Before the aged man could reach
safety from the newspaper wagon the
horse hit him. He was knocked down
and badly crushed under the horse's
Foley had bis bruises and cuts on 1
his right leg and shoulder when they
picked him up and carried him into
an office building for emergency
Peter Brythe, 2125 Wentworth av.,
driver for the American, was ques
tioned by the police. He was not
HERALD NEWSIE GRABS COIN IN
REAR OF HERALD
The alley by the Herald office seems
to be a dangerous place if you happen
to have money on your person.
Louis Luderkonop of 618 Sanga
mon st. ventured into that alley be
tween Madison and Washington sts.
near 5th av. last night When he
reached the Herald office he was
stopped by some of the harmless,
playful children who are hired by Jim
Keeley to deliver papers, and "explain
things" to the newsboys.
Here one of the harmless youttis
extracted $3 from his pockets in
some happy manner after consider
able time was spent in cavorting
about the alley.
Louis managed to get out of the
Herald alley alive. He called Officer
C. Smith of the central detail and
Harry Marks, who gave his address
as The Herald was arrested on a rob
When the matter came up before
Judge Trude in the boys' court today,
on the recommendation of some mys
terious person the charge was chang
ed to petit larceny, a minor offense
punishable by a light fine or sen-'
The case was continued until Mon
day. Then it may appear who made
the motion to change the charge to
a less serious one.
ARMOUR SUITS, CONTINUED
The city continued 27 suits against
Armour and Co. for violating the
smoke ordinance yesterday at there
quest of Smoke Inspector Reid. Dr.
Reid said he continued the cases on
the promise of the packers to spend
$50,000 on its plant to comply with
the anti-smoke ordinance.