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counter in trying to get out again.
Broncho Bill and Flatfoot Jim
started a good fist fight, but were
stopped when the bunch arrived.
The boys finally shook hands and
the drinks were on Broncho Bill.
THIS WOMAN WILL PAY
BACK A FORTUNE
While on her way to New York
Mrs. Theresa K. Batten of Reno,
Nev., the former wife of David
Rothschild, bank wrecker who
died in Sing Sing five years ago,
told Chicago newspaper men that
she was going back to give $500,
000 to the creditors of her de
"I intend to surrender this
money. I feel that not a cent of
it helongs to me," she added.
The half million is supposed to
have been put in a safety vault in
Jersey City by Rothschild before
he was arrested in 1904. At his
trial he was styled by Disk. Atty.
Jerome, "the king of get-rich-quick
He failed for $2,000,000; 60
per cent of which is said'to have
been paid back.
"My attorney," said Mrs. Bat
ten, 'lias just informed me that
Mr. Rothschild had left this
$500,000 by will to me. I am go
ing back to claim it and turn it
every penny back to the receiv
ers df the banks.
"This money has worried me
terribly. My husband is ever .be
fore me. He died in my arms in
Sing Sing. He had only two more
months to serve. Then would
have come liberty and I can vivid
ly fancy liim hustling arodnd to
pay back eyery cent that his
Railroads are making test of
concrete ties to replace the wood
en ones which are increasing so
rapidly in value as timber be
comes more and more scarce. If
the test is successful, it will save
millions of dollars to the railroads.
No, Constant Reader, Hetty
Green is not after Willie Hearst
for breach of promise. Just aft
er a little extra interest on $275,
000 she lent him.
No sir, we refuse to publish an
item about Myron Herrick get
ting that Paris ambassadorship
as a lame duck. Lame peacock,
perhaps, but Myron's no duck.