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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 04, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 5

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One awftemoon, old fellah, I ap
plied at the ticket seller's window in
the foyer of a playhouse and inquired
as to the quality of the entertainment
purveyed therein. In urging me to
favor the musical comedy with my
patronage; don't you know, the fellow
"Yes, sir, this here rag opera is the
finest' lay-out of tunes, titters and
Tessies you ever lamped from bald
pate row. We've got one sassy mob
of show, gals, clothes horses, bur
lesque queens, John killers, Sue
Bretts mediums, ponies, squabs,
broilers, mallards, chicks, dream and
speed fillies. Every one of these dolls
has copped the beauty medal at a
calico congress, and when they shoot
them orbs at you Woops,' babyJ Kick
in with the price of -a ducat-and watch
'em make Venus look like a clock
fader." My word!
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New York, March 4. Shot down
in the street "Gold Mine Jimmie"
Corrigio, a famous East Side gun
man, is in the morgue here today and
ten .gangster suspects are in the
Tombs as the result of a hold-up and
assassination in the Tripoli restau
rant a couple of weeks ago.
Corrigio, who was also known as
Jimmy Curley, fell to a shot heard
by the Rev Francis Edwards, pastor
of Grace Chapel in East Thirteenth
street. He called the police. Nearly
100 people in" the neighborhood saw
four men shoot the gangster down,
but not a soul would aid in establish
ing their identity.
"Who shot you, Jimmy?" a detec
tive asked as Corrigio gasped his last.
Jimmy only leered, gasped and died.
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New York, March 4. An amazing
tale of postoflice robberies committed
while the robber was supposedly serv
ing a term as a federal prisoner in the
Nassau county jail at Mineola, L. I.,
related by Ralph S. Jacoby, accord-,
ing to police investigating conditions,
at the jail.
According to the confession the po
lice say Jacoby made, the man "bribed
his keepers to, liberate him on certain .
evenings when he employed the time
robbing nearly ppstofflces. Some of
the loot, too bulky to dispose of im-.
mediately, was concealed by Jacoby
in his cell. One of Jacoby's richest
hauls was $2,500 from Lawrence;
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Lady Paget has given bp her Dub-
lin home because she had to shake
hands with several thousand people,
.every time they had a blow-out. She
should-iave kept in practice by doing
the .housework. i

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