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HAPPY HOME BROKEN UP BY BLACKMAILERS;
STEALS TO SAVE HIS FAMILY FROM SHAME
Wm. St. John Ranney and his wife.
In Pasadena, California, there is a
luxurious little California bungalow
that Wm St John Ranney built for
his wife and little daughter, Helen.
It's been the scene of many gay
parties, merry dinners, bright days
and merry evenings. Now the shades
are drawn, the doors barred and the
rooms that once hejd sq much gaiety
rare unhQspiable and darKt
The wife still lives there, and the
little daughter, but the father is gone.
Seeing the oppression and not know
ing what it all protends, the little girl
asks: "Where's papa"7" The
mother stops her with a gesture.
"Hush, never mind," her thoughts
wander to gnm San Quentin peniten
tiary, where the man must spend the
nest seven years of his life.
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