Miss Lucy Taft of Ft. Dodge, Iowa was spending the summer in Chicago. She had intended on taking the boat to Michigan City but at the last minute had reason to postpone her trip. Her relatives and friends in Ft. Dodge knew of her intentions and feared for her life until a telegram was received that morning by her brother-in-law, James Flaherty, stating that she had luckily changed her mind and did not start on the trip as intended.
...had luckily changed her mind...
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