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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 13, 1913, Image 3

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giously inclined come down here and
try. and hem criminals.
"There's, toe? much of a chance of
some of these women falling in love
with some, suave criminal. I'm going
to stop the visits of all these jail
"angeis to prisoners.
I want young women " to keep
away- from- this Jail. Dangers lurk
neer that they know nothing of. Too
many of them become interested in-
male prisoners, and that always leads
to trouble."
.After the police had done talking
with, or .being talked to by Clark
son and Davies, they tried to find out
something about the case.
And they did' not go far without
"finding things that did not quite
make Conn measure up as the dash
ing Lothario that Clarkson and Dav
ies pictured him as.
A neighbor of the Clark'sons told
the police that Mrs. Clarkson1 had
been driven to leave Tier husband.
"He didn't support her, she said
"He allowed her to, go hungry. I'm
not surprised 'she left him. There's
isn't much else they could dp.."
And when the police began inquir
ing into Mrs. Clarkson's career as
a missionary, they were baffled still
morel- It ,was at this stage of the
game, they bumped into Mrs. Clark
son's kisses.
The cause of the police' lu3t for
knowledge as to these kisses lay
partly in the following letter, writ
ten to Mrs. Clarkson , by .Gerrit
Knoule, a le-year-told Kensington
" noticed the first. time you kissed
me I felt very funny because you
were a married woman and an, evan-'
gelist besides. But I do love you as
a dear friend should. And it touched
my heart that night when Brother
Ellis kissed you, and' yet; he was not
one of 'yoiir converts. I Jcnow your
husband is a man ordained by God,
but God says 'Love. your" wife,' and
he is not doing it. I wonder- why' he
married you ..... I love ' you be-,
causemo one elsejshbws' any lovefor.
'you. You rloving eyes touched my
heart very soon. Well,- a few kissing
matches won't hurt anyone. fSo you
just kiss me.all you want to? Yours
truly, your loving convert Gerritt."
This letter led the police into an
extensive investigation into'the past
career of Mrs. Clarkson as a mission
ary. The, story of her career seemed to
be dotted with men. and boys1 whose
chief ambition in life was to be con
certed at the Clarkson mission.
The police have been unable to find
any 'trace of Mrs. Clarkson. They
only know that she left her home for
the second time about two weeks
ago. They do not know whom she
went with, nor why.
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Billy Heller, an American slugger,
today was -fined $15 and costs by
Judge Hopkins for assaulting Charles
Fabis, a union' newsboy March 2.
Fabis holds the city permit for sell
ing newspapers at Twenty-sixth and
State streets. The American' tried to
force him to buy more papers than
he could sell. He refused to dp so.
Hellar then beat "Fabis, up, and told
him to keen awav from Twentv-sixth
and State streets. Fabis had nald S1 0(1
jrfor the right-to sell papers on that
corner oniy tnree weeks before.
Jim Page, circulation manager of
the American, was charged pointly
with Hellar for' the assault' of Fahfs.
but was discharged.
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"Bill Inside."
Bill Smith, a-country storekeeper,
went to a neighboring town to buy
goods. They were sent immediately
reaching home before he did. When
Mrs. Smith, who was minding the
shop, examined the boxes, she uttered
a scream, seized a hatchet, and be
gan frantically to opea.the largest
one. "What's the matter, Sarah?"
asked a bystander who had watched.
her in amazement. Pale and faint,
Mrs. Smith pointed to a label on the
box which read, "Bill inside,"

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