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"ftum," said Bone. "I'll tell you'
how this came "
"Even a landlord can't enter a ten
ant's premises and throw things
about and generally cut up?" sug
gested the reporter.
"Well," said Bone, whose memory
was reviving with remarkable rapid
ity. "It was just like this:
"You see, Rankin & White have
been our agents there for "
"What do you mean by saying they
have been your agents?"
"Well, they have the booth's, and
we have a contract that is, we let
them have a certain amount of ser
vice free, twenty per cent it is, and
they- pay us so much a day for the
'phones, and so you see they're our
The' reporter did not see, and said
so. Bone explained the same thing
again, but the reporter still failed to
grasp it, and suggested that Bone go
ahead with the story of what hap
pened to Rankin & White.
"They'd been our agents for five
years, more than that, they'd been
our agents since 1905, and then about
a year ago they put in an automatic
booth and they became agents for the
automatic people that way, you see,
and so, of course, that wasn't right.
"But we never said anything until
about two months ago, and then we"
told Rankin & White they oughtn't
to have the automatic and our
'phones'at the same time.
"They didn't pay any attention,
and so two weeks ago -we told 'em
we'd take out our 'phones if -they
didn't put out the automatic.
"And they didn't put out the auto
matic, and so we just took out our
'phones. You see?"
"I see what happened all right,"
said the reporter, "but. I don't see
how you'Ugure you acted within the
"Well, maybe you don't under
stand," said Bone, "but that's busi
ness." "Isn't it mighty queer business?"
sk.ed the reporter, i
"Oh, no, just regular business,"
said Bone, smiling complacently.
"Going to do any more of that sort
"We're going to prevent any of our
agents continuing to be our agents
and agents for the automatic com
pany at the same time," said Bone,
"Think the people will stand for
"Well, that's all there is to the
case," said Bone, rising. "All the
fault of Rankin & .White, you know.
All their fault Goodday."
An attempt made to find Corpora
tion Counsel Sexton or some of his
assistants who might be able to say
how legally or illegally the Bell Com
pany acted, failed.
DENIES HE WAS PAID $10,000 A
YEAR AS SUGAR LOBBYIST
Denver, July 19. The Rev. Father
Thomas H. Malone today said that
stories published in Washington and
Denver that he was paid $10,000 a
year to lobby against free sugar
"The reports concerning me which
have been aired in the newspapers
recently are all based on correspond
ence from Glenwood Springs, which
has not been made public.
"So far as I can make out, Father
Carrigan is author and instigator of
"Until I know just what the
charges are I cannot reply to them.
"The whole thing looks like a
transcript from low Cockney life. Of
course, the stories are utterly false."
THIS "BOMB" DIDN'T GO OFF
Paterson, N. J., July 19. Another
carefully-shattered story of "bomb
throwing" was exploded here today.
The "bomb" did not explode.
The "bomb" thrown through the
headlight of an Erie train passing
under Diamond Bridge at Hawthorne
last night was only a tin can.
When the can smashed the head
light the engineer jammed on his-