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bridge and turned, expecting to
i see the goblin fade into the air.
j Instead the sight that met his
r eyes turned HIS face to ashes,
- , palsied his hand and struck terror
"to his heart.
The horseman, dashing along
fe on his enormous steed, had risen
in his stirrups and was in the act
of hurling his terrible head at
, The school man tried to dodge
' it. He failed. It hit his cranium
,,with a terrible crash he was
tumbled headlong jnto the dust,
and Gunpowder, the black steed
and the goblin rider passed by
like a whirlwind.
The next morning the old
horse was found soberly cropping
the grass at his missing master's
door. The brook was searched,
but the body of Ichabod was
never found. Some said he still
lived in a distant town where
prosperity had smiled upon him.
-Ttie old country wives, who
should know best, maintain that
Ichabod was spirited away that
night by the headless horseman.
I. ITS JUST ABOUT REACHED THE LIMIT
Corporation Counsel Sexton yesterday suggested to the alder--1
men how they might dodge and evade and break the law in regard
rto,-thc social evil.
r- And surely jn doing this; the Harrison administration 'has sur
passed itself in service to criminal Big Business, which fattens on
".open -vice. v .
The people of Illinois, in legislature assembled, passed laws
making the open practice of-immorality a crime. ,
f The people of Chicago, in council assembled, passed similar
Maws. " ,
v- The various city administrations have ignored, these state and
3 city laws, and allowed the redlight districts to rua wide open.
And the districts became open sores on the fair face of Chicago,
flaunting their shame in the faces of the decent people.
The vice commission, appointed by the Busse administration
.in answer to- the cry of an outraged people, uncovered the facts.
It showed how Big Business created, and fostered, and fattened
on opren vice, and told of the insidious corruption of the youth of
frhe city, -
' And the key to the vice report, was buried in a safety deposit
fvault, and-rthe report itself suppressed.
Then, after long years of sleepy inaction, State's Attorney
'John E. W. Wayman. announced that his eyes, at last were open.
Wayman said he' was convinced the people were against open,
shameless vice, and that he was going to close up the open districts.
And Wayman began doing so only to quit when he first be-