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That's how some of them work
by violence. Stealth gets better re
sults. Women make the best recruit
ers. In most cities they stick to the
railroad station, the dance halls and
the big department stores.
I kjjgw Bessie O'Rourke. That isn't
her rSm. name, but it will serve. She
worked in a department store, $7 a
week. Those are considered fine
wages, more than a dollar a day.
A well-dressed woman used to call
two or three times a week at the
silk counter where Bess worked.
She bought lots of silk. Of course,
she spent considerable money, but
her commission on Bess would have
given her a handsome margin oyer
Finally she made a proposition
Bess was to come home and help
make up some silk dresses she was3
having made. Bess balked, she smelt
the rat right away. And tie woman -didn't
But a few days later she came in
again and gave a big order. When,
the changej came back she complain
ed that it was short. Bess protested
that it wasn't her fault. The woman
said she had seen Bess drop the
money in her belt.
A floorwalker came skating up. I
have no doubt he was an accomplice
of the woman. They hustled Bess
away to the manager's offlce and
there they found the cash on her.
It was easy for the woman to put it
there. That's: the easiest part of her
(To Be Continued Monday.)
HOW A CHICAGO WANDERING KNIGHT OF THE
BIKE WON AN ITALIAN FAIRY PRINCESS
cycle and knapsack and his foreign
He noticed two women watching
him from the villa. The younger one
finally called out:
"Parlez-vous francais, monsieur?"
"Certainement, made moiselle !"
Sure, he spoke French.
"Would the gentleman not like
some wine with his meat?" she
"It would go well enough," he an
swered. A servant appeared and led him
into the villa. It was like an "Arabian
He was conducted to a magnificent
dining room where a table was set
for three. And, to his astonishment,
he found himself eating luncheon
with Signorina Ape Mani and her
mother, the signora, In the home of
Signor Quirico Mani, chevalier of thor
Italian Crown, warship builder, and
scion of one of the oldest and noblest
houses of Italy.
He told them of his wanderings
and they listened as Desdemona lis
tened to Othello.
By W. H. Alburn.
"You can't tell ME that romance
is dead!" says Maximilian John St.
George, a local lawyer of 156 N.
And Maximilian knows what he is
talking about. For he worked his
way to Europe on a cattleboat, rode
a bicycle 16,000 miles through
strange lands on 40 cents a day, and
won the heart of a rich and beautiful
Italian noblewoman in her marble
mansion on the Bay of Naples.
Max was not rich. Besides, he had
his own ideas of travel. He wanted
to see and study PEOPLE. So he
made up an itinerary of 16,000 miles,
covering nearly every part of Europe,
took his bicycle and $250 and started.
And then, in the south of Italy, the
wandering knight of the bike found
a fairy princess.
. He had spent the morning among
the ruins of old Pompeii, and paused
at Castellammare di Stabia to eat his
lunch beside a marble villa overlook
ing the lovely Bay of Naples. Curious
villagers gathered around the strange
visitor in khaki, with his dusty bl-