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THE INTERESTING STORY OF A 1
MAN WHO FINALLY.MADE.OOOD This is the story of a crook who made good because a man .whom he had wronged believed in the, Golden Rule rather than in' fhe-jrule of ven geance. The. story, came thro.ugh the death of W.:P.;eu'rry in the Qreat;Northern Hotel; last night CUrry used to be aycrook. And. a good'one. The police of. a dozen cities knew him. And they feared and re spected himi He started .out as a hold-up, but'in the latter part of the last century he turned to big game and became on of the best known' con men in the country. . But in 1902 something happened ; something that was eventful in Cur ry's life. He met S. K. Barstow, head of the Vinc'ent-Barstow Furniture Co. of Cleveland. Barstow liked the daring criminal. Possibly because he saw Curry through different eyes and saw in him the man that might have been. After a few days the police were surprised to learn that Barstow had taken Curry under his wing and had given him a responsible position. They looked at the experiment with cynical eyes. And they were right. It happened very sopn. Curry skip ped and with him went $10,000 of the firm's money. Curry was nabbed quick this time, only a week later, put West He was brought back to Cleveland. The po lice were jubilant At last they had a clear case against Curry. And he would go down to the penitentiary. Barstow called at police headquar ters to see the man he tried' to help. He asked to see Curry in private. They were together for a long time. When Barstow came out of the room there was a strange light of happiness in his eyes. And in the room where the conference had been held the much-feared Curry was cry ing, openly and unashamed. "Weil Mr. Barstow, he'll soon be Bent away." And a good. job.itU bej" said the police; captain. "No he won't be sent away," an- swered Barstow firmly. "Im going to try my laith inhim again. He hasn't failed yet?' . The entire city of Cleveland was startled that nighfby the announce ment that Barstow was going to take Curry back. His friends pleaded with Kim His business associates, pro tested. But Barstow'Clung tO'his be lief in the ,man. "Hell make good," was all Bar stow would , say. And Gurry did make good. His rise in . the business world was the talk of Clevelahd. He became a power in politics, married and at the end of ten years was one of the leading citizens of Cleveland. Last week' Barstow died and some thing snapped in Curry. After the funeral he disappeared. A few days ago he registered at the Great North ern as "W. P. Jackson." He began to drink 'morning, noon and night "He "was a very strange man," those who drank with him said. He died last night. REMEMBER IT? By Jim Manee. When anyone asks questions, An answer should come back; There's even answers to the jokes And riddles we may crack. But someone in a . song one time, With this one came to bat, "Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly?" No one ever answered that. P. S. Music hath charms to shoot the composer at sunrise. weathrIforecast Unsettled weather tonight and Wednesday, probably showers turn--ing to snow flurries'; colder; lowest temperature tonight slightly below the freezing point; moderate south erly shifting to northerly winds. Temperature MondaysHighest, 43; .lowest, 42.