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THE TRUE STORY OF A FEDERAL' PROSECUTOR AND
THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS
Denver, Dec. 23. Two ranch
men of Kit Carson-county, who
liye in the most abject poverty,
today found a Santa Qaus in the
person of the very man who is
prosecuting ithenb-f or violation of
Harry Corey and-Francis Mc
Mulkin weer indicted by the fed
eral grand jury 'on a charge, of
having compelled a dying ranch
man to sign away" his homestead
Corey and McMulkin werej
wretchedly clad when brought
into court. "They carried out
Deputy United States Marshal,
Jefferd's description of, their
desert h?nie. tr . r
"They, and'their families Bye. in.
tumbled 'down' dugous, said,
Jefferd. . "They, haye one cqjv,
which they "sh&reb'etween ' themr
Russian thistlesare the only fodd
for the cow. The cow. furnishes
the onlyfood for the two fami
lies." v ; "
When. Jefferd' ' told1 United
States Attqrney Tom Ward of
these conditions, Ward disap
peared from, the federal building.
Shortly afterwards he returned,
his armsfuii'pf boxes of candy"
and toys and .food. . ,
"Howiany children, have you;
Corey P'lieriasJced. ,
"Three, and Ue, oldest c four
years," -replied the. -accused :man.
"Four pounds of- candy for
youandtthese toys,"vsaid Ward,
and piled the dazed'Corey's arms
with-Christmas good things.
food, he gave to McMulkinwho
has five small children.
"I'm going to send you men to
the penitentiary because it is my
duty to do so," Ward told them.
"But I want your wives and chil
dren to have a happy Christmas
at home. ..
"The Lord never meant folks
to be as lonely asyou rfamilies
would be Monday without you."
Then.the district attorney hur
ried the- prisoners" to the federal
Dunaing, wnere tney were mirac
ulously, able to furnish $1,000
"The 'two men have.no friends
Here. Tom Ward was asked
who went on their,, .bqnds. He ,
smiled mysteriously! ,
,,'Ifdori (knpw. yho it could'
nave oeen, ne. said. K 1 didn t
know they had any .friends."
j. o o- ,
THE' WEATHER,' REPORT
- Cloudy. 'Mostly
cloudy for tonight i
and Sundavr for
Chicago 'and vicin-
jty: warmer tonight!
ature above.- freez-f
.ing; colder. Sunday
Jiight; brisk south to southwest
winds. "r " -.-.--3
t. ' ir ; '&rr S.
Kindness spells the same in any
tongue. . ,
A man's finish seldom comes on.
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