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WOMAN HELI?S:UNCLE SAM
"BUST" A SMUGGLING RING
San Francisco, Ca!t Oct., 15.
Surveyor of Port Wardell .has just
"busted" another perfectly good
opium ring. The most conspicuous
job of the ring-busting 'he has done
so far was to unearth a $500,000
opium ring "that involved 15 custom
As a result of this latest investiga
tion, Thos. Murphy, alias Andrews;
Geo. Poole,..alias Moore, Chas. Ben-
ton and Chung Cow, a Chinese, have-
been indicted for smuggling opium..
Murphy and Chung are under ar
rest here. Poole is held at El Paso,
Tex., and Benton is a fugitive.
Love and jealousy percolate
through the story of the capture.
Poole, a year ago, was conspicuous
about the hotels because for( his
flashy dress and many diamonds. He
met Agnes Bernier and lavished
money and attention upon her.
Poole, Benton, Thomas and Murphy,
and the. woman were seen much to
gether. All went well until
Enter Miss Louise Loraine, singer.
Poole immediately gave all his atten
tion to the newcomer. Jealous of the
singer, Miss Bernier fell an easy vic
tim to the advances of the federal
While neither she nor the other
woman have any definite knowledge
of the alleged smuggling, Uncle Sam
claims tha their testimony, coupled
with other evidence obtained will
convict' the' three men indicted.
QUEER WILL BY WOMAN HATER
Medford, Ore., Oct. 15. Here is.
the remarkable clause contained in
the will of Wm. H. Hartley, a bache
"I direct that an elegant tombstone
or monument be placed on my grave,
to be made of granite, of which air
the lettering shall show plainly and
distinctly, and of lasting quality, and
on the tombstone or monument shall
be engraved an old bachelor standing
on the brink of the Jordan, preparing
to cross the river, and on the other
side of the river a group of old maids,
each carrying in her hands a bunch
of roses, and beckoning to him to
cross, and on which tombstone or
monument shall be engraved the fol
lowing epitaph: 'To an independent,
good looking old bachelor, who in his
younger days preferred a single life
rather than get married and have a
petticoat boss ruling over Mm the
rest of his life and perhaps through
I an endless eternity.f "