did, in fact, what the query indi
cated. They declared that they would
gladly give a thousand 'dollars to re
cover their goods then Bennie told
"I only want lomhundred," he
said. "It's on account of my poor
brbther, gentlemen!" he pleaded.
"I'm not' holding you up. You shall
have the goods anyway, only that
four hundred dollars is the price of
my brother's happiness."
"And you shall have it willingly,
young man!" assented the principal
creditor. "Produce the property and
get your check."
When Bennie left the town with
the money he felt rewarded for the
patient underpaid weeks he had put
in to get even with his rascally em
ployers. Meantime, across the border,
Slews and Wykoff had opened their
treasure chest, to find rubbish.
"Wykoff," observed Slews dolor
ously, "Bennie did this!"
"I'm afraid he did," assented the
"We can't go back."
"Ah, no not in thirty, nor sixty,
nor ninety days can we return to our
old stamping ground! No, not ever,
unless we want i'ree jail fare."
THINKER SOLVES PROBLEM
"How do you account, Mr. Wise
acre," said little Binks, "for the ex
traordinary growth of gum chew
ing in this country?"
"It is only a subconsciously in
spired measure of preparedness," re
turned the philosopher. "Some day
we Americans may bite off more
than we can chew and we are mere
ly getting our munitions of chaw into
shape for emergency." New York
The bolero jacket, just short
enough to show a pretty bi'V
neath it, will be one of the leading
modes when new suits bloom again
with the spring.
WANTS TO GROW UP FAST TO
AVENGE DAD MEXICAN KILLED
CHA5. RAY WATSON JR.
"I am going to grow up fast so I
can learn to shoot and can fight the
Mexicans," that was the declaration
of the eight-year-old .son of Charles
R. Watson, one of the 18 Americans
massacred by Mexicans at Santa
Ysabel, standing beside the grave of
his father. The boy is a student at
the Alban Military school and bravely
returns the salutes of U. S. soldiers
stationed in El Paso, Texas.
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