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.Lenox, Mass., March 12.
Lots of people have"" written ex
, citedly about the reign of terror
Jn France under the. 'Commune
but the Commune had nothing
on "what this city has been
through in the last few days.
The cause of the trouble was a
meek, gentle-appearing, bald
, headed, littjp man, who looked as
if he wouldn't hurt a "fly. He gave
his name as 'Cecil Miles. Cecil
doesnit live in Lenoxahy more.
Cecil blew into town-one- day
last week, and bought a 12 acre
tract of land and a house, just on
the outskirts of the city, He had
wire netting put around the tract,
and went away. ,
Saturday he returned, accom
panied, by a score of big hampers,
and a sad and pensive look. He
had the hampers taken out to his
tract of land, and the 'expressman
says that if he'd known at the
time what was in those'hampers,
he and Cecil would have had trou
ble. ( But no one ,knew what Cecil'
had been wishing on the city then.
The .first to find out was John
-John, who had been looking on
the cup that not only cheers but
ajso inebriates i persisted in, was
wending his way home Saturday
afternoon. Wending js a good
word to describe the way John
was progressing1. He was very
happy, and he was singing, plain
"OK, you boo'ful dott! Qh" you
boo'ful doll !"'"" oTi"" "
John did not know therest of,
the words; butthese Vfene enough,,
to keep, him happy.. - He sang
them vigorously. , ' v
As he was passing; the 12,acre.r
tract bought' by".(Oecu," Johns,,
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Jplm, Jusf Before JHe -Saw the
singing was interruptedly a, pe
culiar, penetrating noisje. "
John,' stoppmgUand'Jooking1 up,
under the impressionrthe' noise
was coming'from heaven.
John took off his coaCfolded it
carefully, laid it down on the
ground and rolled uphis sleeves.
"Lc'n Jick you," he announced.
"I don't know who-hic 'you are
but I- c'n lick you. Come hie
H "Gettin' me real ;hic mad,"
remarked. John. " 'Ma danger-
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