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The others drew back breath
Jess. But the ax-man pushed for
ward and. heaved a mighty blow
upon the door.
He fell back as if hit by something-
and a dull, heavy thud
sounded on the passage floor. But
no door opened.
The others jumped forward.
One of them struck a match.
On the ' floor was an alarm
clock. The traveler sat up in bed
a minute then turned over and
went back to sleep.
OUST VOTING MACHINES
Springfield, I1L, Oct 22. State
supreme court ioday knocked out
-voting machines, for Chicago pre
cincts. Court held voting machine law
valid, but held Empire machines
proposed for Chicago too compli
cated for average voter.
- Chicago already has contract
ed for 1,000 Empire machines,
and 1,000 of them have been in
stalled in as many precincts.
They will have to be put in the
Reps. Hull and Catlin of Chi
cago brought suit which knocked
out machines. They argued that
average intelligent voter could
not vote properly on such ma
chines in the three minutes al
Jowed. The voting in, Chicago will
i- now have to be done under the
'old ballot system.
' - The decision will cost.Chicago
HIS FIRST SHOT
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