Chicago Ledger, v. XXVI, no. 49, Wednesday, December 7, 1898, [Incomplete].
Musick, John R. (John Roy), 1849-1901. Butler, Ellis Parker, 1869-1937.
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Bread or bullets / by John R. Musick. A queer burglar / by Ellis Parker Butler.
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ma, u e h companion, aittlng
on tha side at the half-tilled car, is
'attlred in the neat costume Of A
gent] an le - a sort,
white hands indicating that he is
y no me one o t e hardy
ll Story of the Bloody Strilie at
- llirden-The Tyranny of Greed--
Loveund innocence in the Toils.
' CHAPTER 1. ' I
, THE COMPACT UNDER THE EARTH. .
’l)own deep into the bowels or the earth where the
light oi‘ day never pent-tratea; where the only illumina-
am the alclrly llarne in
the miners‘ is p W e <
gage in 1 low. arnest conversa-
tion Th we in one 0 t e low.
3 burninlt lamp. sits on at hes
sons of tell who earns his bread
with his hands.
" 3 don't like him, Mr. Sloth-
lII'n’."‘ sui Ciie.l'Ilill(“i‘, drawing
aura: vigorously at his short pipe.
‘Y ' ' hate the
, , r o
‘yer, sight of the tello ,
Slrlku fumes, W it‘ it is sure to
want you to i;t‘l. in your
‘ they are sure to strike;
. e can't live at the wages
they are paying us."
‘,‘'Do you know what Lukena will
do In the event at a strike?“
“N , xsposa he'll be as stubborn
as all the others,"
“Yes. and he will fill your Places
“ith Alahama. nl ers."
"Then, thunder, lhert")i be troll-
a goln' (’ have that!"
End lht-y’ll here, In .
"VVe 41)‘ ha e heerd sumethln‘
about that before, and we a e d -
lermined, I el e. Mr Slatham,
'eli, Tom. let's to business,
And i'iPV(‘i' mind what “'iii be done.
’ ”c':l‘-’l’icK'c:()'.'”li’.L., 'wEDNE's[':lAY'. " Di-:'E:FM‘BE’Fi 7.
pared, Fight umllnst any redllt-tlon and urge all to no
out. Then the more CDHIIISIOII and distress thlt lsmade
the better it will be for our plans."
om gt-ow et an anawer and continued to smoke
“Have you teen Mollie O'Nlel lately?"
E aw ‘er las night
“wasnshe at Ihe miners‘ ball?"
“Was Virgil Miller there?"
“And did he !H“t>ln to be devoted In her?" ,
"Oh they're Koln' rr ." I e grimy nliYI(‘i' an-
swered, givln his companion :1 significant look from
the corners of his e ‘E5. ‘ ‘ ’
i Turner Siothlzm ground his ttmih in silence and said,
n an -2- V
“I'll Stake high they don't." Tom either dill not hear
him. or pretemled not to do so. After a cw moments
the miner 8 ked:
“Why don‘t Ye tell me What ye wont ms i’ do?"
“Because I l.ltln't know myself. TIJl'l.- ‘
pends on circumstances, There iii he enouizh, how-
evr, for ya in the thousand dollars. Did you ever
hear Virgil ililllnr speak of Mollie 0'N'el."
ES‘ sometimes the boys guy him B little,‘ then
' . y
thin‘ like that." >
"Did he say she was rich 2" r
so nluth lie-'
The incredible Romance of (1 Good
Young Man-A Pious Robber and
His Chunning Honesty.
By ELLIS PARKER BUTLEL
wuuliahade, as 1 have chrvt d ,, 1
‘homo, is one at the hrrltiest )rseselrl‘i(:"ncrtY-1:)’ trim] suburban
alie la the only pebble on the beach or'aorrre-
l have a lull arre or green award, am In
return; and cellar, vial r in every mun, . E,,,.,(.,a,,y
in the cellanafter a hvavy rain) is altuated well back on
. the i wn, I90 that I have
lrriniy anything but -‘conned ,,
vie are, in tuot, merely shattered
upon the lantiscn In
T, rel one rtaao n y “-.. are
nlgluss in grout roar or tvurslalw
we ar on far apart a a i‘
I‘)<ilO(tllle. any mu 1' o my on
rat ml bar in case 0! nndlng a
hut 1 m nu . ) ht as
watIllat=xDe(t rt'lit‘( lrum England or
nurl iile (‘xt'lIemt>nl over e
ntlmeruua hur lnri n i n rw.
l ariho next euhurll but onee e
“("79 (‘Ill ‘worked up in
ml: to find tra
rlllviied in Sllniiyllursl. for Ihtiria la
ad no tmlld silver sponns,
branded us as A suhurb G1 Iln
spoons. steel forks. and Siii'Ci")id
e t t
‘Will Virgil Miller st 9" I think that is the rensan Why I
"lie boion 3 to 9 union. air, was greeted Nnmething like
in’ he'll h e to go out “ith the em ‘ n I 1‘ th r F
others. Virgil’: 8. ind of 3 oft the cit the morning after “mode
‘Uri. n ' is a'lers a. talkln' peace shade ad been enter ran
an‘ arbitration, but when We g e Shadyhlzrst ilhd rocaxcrad its
out he will." uupre ‘er M9: 0 ice, A d
“‘Now, To , serve me well and -hlle I regretted the lass or all
that little matter of yours down THY Si ‘9l', 11 old Ch. I1 it
In Kansas will be iol-gotten. and wallet containing .1
you shall be rewarded larKPi)’<" '
"H mm: 1"‘-
>"Well. six h ndred."
“No. that’: not enough. 'epeclnii)'
as I don't know what rm to do. and as for the Altair in
‘t a cal-ln' n cuss tor that, it they Want me
out there let 'el-n come an‘ 552 me,’ “
w. om. how much will you reauire?
“A thouaan . ’ ‘
“Can't you make it less?"
"No. Don't know what I'm to do yel. S’v0se it’: t‘
knoelt some one on the hand, but I dun know more ‘
- om. not so loud; some one may be In hearing."
"Thar nIn't no url in this vein. No dancer 0'“ hem‘
wl-tun, l mu tell you iuat at present what will be re-
qulreii, 1'01‘ I hlrdly know. All you nePd do in to be pre-
A blow on the side of his head sent him reeling into the street.
1 "Nawl Every-hody'd know he was lyln' it he had said
Something very much like a slim or relief escaped the
breast of Turnr-r Slot am.
" ow. Tom 1-‘ ynn, when the
know can depend on ynu7 That be it murl-l or
little that rnny he required of you. you will tuilhrully
perform your Dart '
Iiir. slutharn (hon took oroli or bill: irtlm his vest
pocket and hull-ied him twentrfive dollars.
"Thisi ta present. Tom just a more taste to whet
your almoat hlnnmi pul-pone,"
w.....lm....r on semml P219.)
time comes. I want to
Hon. e night of the burglary.
my Wife had awakened me and declared tha
Lrd some one below in the c
w s Quite ready in crow over me the next
I believe thtt tact consldernbi
cerivxw‘-= s A very satlsrarory hurizlary to all Dir.
icontiyiuvli on Third Fulze.)