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in a set. This is one of the feminine freaks of the winter's advancing.
A particularly charming set was recently constructed for a girl
The furs used in this set were seal and ermine. The dark col
ored pelt was used for the hat, scarff, muff and purse, each in turn
being edged with the white.
The hat was a crushed affair, having at one side a large white
osprey, while the muff and purse had two tiny ermine heads as decorations.
"MURDER MYSTERY" WAS
Olathe, Kan., Dec. 27. The
"mystery of the missing, body"
has been solved, and Sheriff Car
roll is the most peevish man in
Three days ago, there were dis
covered in an old mill near here,
bloody marks, little bunches of
human hair, hairpins, andall the
other indications of a first class
Sheriff Carroll was called in.
He sleuthed around fpr a few
hours, and solemnly announced
that murder had been done in the
old mill. The only thing, he said,
was the corpse, and he, Sheriff
Carroll, was going to find that.
Olathe became Vastly excited.
A poll of the inhabitants was
taken. No one was missing. Sher
iff Carroll wore a dark and
gloomy frown and said that un
doubtedly the woman who was
killed in the old mill had been
lured there from some outside
Meantime, the sheriff was very
busy. He dragged a pond near the
mill and drew a fine collectipn
of tip cans, but no human body.
Then he "discovered buggy
tracks, and became mysterious
and Sherlock Holmesey, and hint
ed that he was "working on clues
that involved certain people."
Olathe became more excited,
neighbors became suspicious of
each other, and Sheriff Carroll be
camethe center of interest.
And then the story leaked out,
having proved too good to keep.
A number of blithe college stu
dents, who are unfriends of Sher
iff Carroll, had killed a rooster,
spattered its blood over the floor
and walls of the old mill, decor
ated the walls with bloody fin
ger marks, and scattered the hair
pins, and near human hair over
When this reached the ears of
Sheriff Carroll, his face became a
deep Tyrian purple, and he ex
plained just what his opinion of
college students was.
Olathe admits the prank was
in extremely bad taste, but can
not help laughing, and the more
Olathe laughs, the more furious
becomes late Sherlock Holmes.
Today, Sheriff Carroll an
nounced that he was going to
prosecute the college students.
Just what charge he is going to
prosecute them on, the sheriff did
not disclose, but it probably will
be lese majeste.