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COLLEGE GIRL TURNS HOBO AND SHOOTS A
SHERIFF IN HIKE ACROSS COUNTRY
When Harriet Madison, Swarth
more college girl, was released as
"cured" from a San Francisco hos
pital last July they told her:
"All you need is plenty of fresh air."
So Harriet started to walk to
She didn't know at that time she
would have to shoot two coyotes and
be arrested in Chicago. But she did.
She told about it when she reached
and sent her to Folcroft, Pa., in 3.
It was a sheriff she shot He start
ed to arrest her at Elko, Nev., as a
hoboess. Then he tried to make love
to her, she says, so she put a bullet
in his leg. He accepted the rebuff
and let her go.
"I couldn't walk far at first," she
said. "I spent the first night at a
farmhouse near San Francisco and
did a little housework for my supper
and breakfast I was stiff the next
morning, but I started out just the
same. The farmer's wife had given
me a little lunch that I ate at noon.
I went along that way, from farm
house to farmhouse, until I got into
"By that time I was pretty strong
and a little bit lazy. So I decided to
'kill' a hundred miles or so in a box
car. It was at Elko that I was caught
by a sheriff.
"Afterward I caught a blind bag
gage that helped me along for quite
a distance. But I walked most of the
way through Nebraska. At Kimball,
Neb., I worked in a restaurant for a
week and earned another pair of
shoes. Ever since then I've been
CAP. DOES RUSH BUSINESS
The District of Lake Michigan was
not dry yesterday The common
wealth where Cap. Streeter holds
forth as ruler was very wet indeed.
Returns were so great the cash regis
ter overflowed early in the afternoon.
It could not keep up with the rush of
coin, so the Cap. put a beer tray on
the counter and used it in making
Judging from what Cap. Streeter
said himself he sold much more than
10,000 bottles of beer at 15 cents a
Villa has been refused recognition,
here. Chicago police raised a-purselbutjou certainly can't. Jose him.
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