STATES & CITIES: Mrs. Blacklidge's Grave Mistake

Fast women and slow ponies are known to have wrought ruin on many a man. In Illinois last week, nimble-fingered men and a deck of cards brought disgrace to a woman. The woman is Mrs. Myrtle Tanner Blacklidge, longtime supporter of Senator Deneen, who got her the job of collector of Internal Revenue for the district of northern Illinois. The story of how she happened to lose $207,000 in paper profits at a Springfield faro game, plus $50,000 in cash loaned her by Edward R. Litsinger, also a Deneenman and member of the...

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