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b'reak up the gangs of circulation
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ployed on the newspapers.
The great domestic problernr
"Where is my wandering boy to
ONE KILLED, TWO FATALLY INJURED, IN BATTLE
BETWEEN U. S. DEPUTIES AND RAILROAD GUARDS
Memphis, Term., Dec. 8. In a
.running battle betweenfive U. S.
deputy marshals and 10 I. C. rail
road guards at Nonconnah Creek
yards early today, Victor Benner,
a guard, was killed, and Capt. G.
W. Dillawas deputy U. S. mar
shal, and Charles Coleman, an
other guard, were fatally wounded.-
United States Marshal J. S.
Johnson said today the shooting
occurred following an alleged
fight between strikers and strike-
HOW MUCH IS 'KISS FROM
-' MARGARET WORTH?
" St Joseph, Mo..' D,ec. 8.
There's a slight difference be
tween Misfe Margaret .Bender and
W. T. Maget, a wealthy farmer.
3 Margaret says a kiss-r-one of
her kisses is worth exactlv $2,
'857.14. Maget says some kisses may
be worth that much, but that
"Margaret's kisses, at their high
est valuation, are worth only 5jD'
A jury will have to decide.
Margaret says that friend, Ma
get forcibly kisse'd her seven
"times a few weeks ago.
.Maget admits kissing her, but
says that' the kisses came in the
ordinary course of a conversa
tion on the subject.
Margaret demanded compen
sation one week ago. Maget de-
breakers, reported to his office at
midnight. The order came to
rush deputies to the Nonconnah
An engine was sent from the.
"north yards carrying the mar
shals to the scene. When it ar-
rived the railroad guards sur
rounded it, and the deputies open
ed fire, chasing the guards
through the yards. This is the
only version of the fight given ou
so far, but it is expected an in
vestigation will be made.
murred. But at last dug down
into his pocket and produced ex
actly $3.50 and tendered the $3.50
Margaret did not spurn the
$3.50--far be it from Margaret.
She concealed it whereven wom
en do these things, and hiked
for the county courthouse, where
she sued Maget for $20,000, her
valuation of the seven kisses. (
The question- now agitating1 St.
Joseph it : How is the jury going,
to decide the exact value of Mar
garet's kisses ?
Will it have' to sample them?
And if so, will only the foreman
need to do so, or will all of the, '
twelve good men and true need
to do a little osculating?
And if such is the case, will it
be possible for the jury which!
happens to be very much married
to get the court to exclude.
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