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mck your position instantly, do
fgju hear hie, sir?"
g"Beg pardon, your lordship,"
jeplied Dunn, doggedly, "it's
more than my life's worth to try
to collect the rent from thim.
PThey say the beasts are eating
thim out of hearth and home."
"Why didn't you sell the wool,
you scoundrel, as I told you to?"
raved his lordship.
"Wool?" screamed Dunn. "Is
it wool your lordship's talking
about? Begorra, I had them
sheared as you wrote me, and
what did we get? Seven miserable-pounds
of fur. Seven pounds
of fur among the lot of thim, and
the poor bastes looking like rats
in a rainstorm."
Lord Strathcannon stepped
back and looked at his agent crit
ically. "Dunn, are you mad, or am I ?"
he demanded. "If it is I, will you
condescend to tell me since when
fur has grown on Angora sheep ?"
"Sheep?" cried Dunn, tearing
at his hair. "Sheep is it yoqr
lordship meant? Begorra, heaven
help me, 'tis cats I bought thim."
SAVED 10 LIVES, BUT HIS
WIDOW GETS NOTHING
Washington, D. C, Feb. 2.
Although the government has an
employers' liability law which ap
plies to certain parts of the gov
ernment service, the widow and
children of John Ferrell, who lost
his life while exploring the burn
ing mine at Cherry Valley. Pa.,
will get nothing. Ferrell was a
mine rescue worker in the newly
established federal - bureau of
The widow of a laborer acci
dentally killed on the Panama
canal gets a year's pay. The samti
benefits apply to employes of the
Ferrell had personally saved at?
least ten lives. At Briceville
John Ferrell and Family
Tenn., in the Cross Mountain
mine disaster, he found and saved
five miners. He was a miner and
mine foreman for 31 years.
Ferrell's pay was $1,000 a year,
His widow and children are left
without means of support, unless
congress passes a special act.
I am always content with
that which happens. Epic-