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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 07, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 3

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''Leo," his wife interrupted 'quick
ly, "don't feel that way, dear. I know
they come out of interest.
Frank laughed.
"Well, I'll talk." he said.
"Do you know," he said, "all this
came like a bolt from a blue sky? I
still know it all will come out right,
"Imagine a man walking in the
green fields, under a blue sky. Sud
denly a rainstorm comes up the
very elements suddenly are turned
upside down. ?
"It was just like that this thing.
It was furtherest from my thoughts.
"If a man had been riotous he
might expect something like this. But
there was no cause for me to. My
first feeling was that of amazement.
Then, as the drama, unfolded, I be
came inured to it."
As he talked the tread of restless
feet in the pell over head an. endless
tramp to and fro came down to him.
Occasionally he had to raise his
voice to drown the raucous chatter
of the jail that floated into his cell.
"I thought ' each day before the
trial that the next would mean my
release," he went on. "Now I feel like
a mere spectator watching a play in
which others seem to be the prin
cipal figures. ,
"All during the trial I expected a
triumphant acquittal, but I was
convicted without evidence."
Frank keeps with him constantly
a picture of his wife ever devoted to
He reads the newspapers daily, and
magazines and books when he can
find time between visitors.
On the table in his dell is a law
book in which he studies the legal
aspects oT his case. By its side lies
one of George Eliot's works and a
book on philosophy by Rabbi Goot
heil of New York.
He has kept his health so well, he
says, because he does not worry, eats
nutritious food and exercises.
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"I've not missed a night's sleep," he
said, "since my arrest. Why should
I? I'm innocent and know it's com
ing out all right."
Sleeps until 8 a. m.
Takes a cold bath.
Breakfasts at 8:30.
Exercises briskly for fifteen min
utes with dumb bells and indian clubs.
Reads the morning papers, maga
zines and clippings on his own case
until the first mail. Answers all let
ters between 15 and 20 a day.
Lunch at 1:30.
Talks with visitors and Mrs. Frank,
who spends every afternoon with him
until supper at 7.
Reads or chats with friends until
10 or 10:30, when he goes to bed.
He has gained 15 pounds since im
prisonment, he says, from not wor
rying, eating temperately and exer
cising. "He lives, in the glow of an electric
light, which he must keep burning
throughout the day to give him light
by which to read.
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Denver, April 7. Though six de
tectives have been working on the
case, the identity of the six men who
kidnapped the Rev. Otis Spurgeon of
Des Moines, la., from his room, beat
him and deported him Sunday night
because he had attacked a certain re
ligion, remains unsolved.
Dr. Spurgeon's condition is said to
be improved. He is suffering from in
ternal injuries, a broken nose and
bruises about the body.
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Thrilling rescues marked an early
morning fire in a four-story apart
ment building, 4431 Lake Park ave
nue. Damage $20,000. s! L. Wade,
80, an invalid, and one of the organ
izers of the Modern Woodmen of
America, was carried down a fire es
cape from the third floor,
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