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WASN'T SENT TO THE PEN
P. W. Knox.
s"FresnoCai:, 'March 22. P. W
Xnox is ' a much disappointed
man. He. has failed in three at
tempts to go to the penitentiary.
-Recently Knox appeared .at the
country jail and announced that
iie was a criminal and wanted to
pay the penalty.
' .He said-that sixteen years ago,
.while-.acting1 as agent for the
-Wells Fargo Express Co., in
Mexico, he had stolen $2,000 from
the- Mexican government. The
sheriff was accommodating 'and
investigated. Wells Fargo offi
cials looked the matter up, but
discovered-that all records had
been destroyed by fire.
- Then Knox said Tie had em
bezzled $150 in Los Angeles.
This-crime, too,was corroborat
ed, but it was found that the
crime had been outlawed anckthat
Knox, couldn't be prosecuted.
In a last attempt to break into
the penitentiary KnOx said that
hehad embezzled $55 from the
Arcade stables at Sacramento, re
cently, enpugh ta secure his con
Sqjvnox has given up all hope
of going to jail.
"But it "isn't right for me to go
free," was his disappointed reply
when told. "They ought'to send -me
vVhAT IS A.-DESERT? (
A mother was assisting her lit
tle bpyin the study of a geog
raphy lesson. They came to the
description 'of a desert, which
found part of the lesson td be
fearned, and she read out the
words of; the book, which stated
that a desert is a barren place.
The little fellow repeated the
statement after her, but he ap
peared neither to understand nor
to have the slightest idea of the
meaning of the words." His moth
er tried to make the matter more
simple by telling him that a des- -ert
is a place where nothing will
grow. The boy's facei brighten
ed at once. He could now under
stand it. The hiother now felt
sure that he cpuld answer the
question, aid asked him.
"Now., John, what is a desert?"
"Papa'sliala head," came the
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