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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 24, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 16

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HERE YOU ARE BOYS! TWENTY YEARS OLD
AND WORTH JUST $500,000!
Aurora, III:, June 24. Miss Bessie
Amell, 20, a nurse, was never, stingy
about smiles. Today she need not
be stingy about anything. Her
smiles have won a fortune for her.
Miss Amell was in professional
training in Ravenswood hospital in
Chicago. Mrs. W. S. Blake of Los
Angeles was one of her patients.
Mrs. Blake was old and alone in the
world. The only sunshine that
brightened her life was the smile of
Nurse Amell.
On recovery Mrs. Blake returned
to Los Angeles. Herdcath just oc
curred in Portlaud, Ore... and Miss
Amell has been notified she is sole be
neficiary to a fortune of $500,000.
Mrs. Blake had no other heirs.
"I don't know what I will 6 with
the money," says Miss Amell. "I can
hardly! realize that Mrs. Blake has
left me so much. I did so little for
her."
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A. A. Derrah and wife of Perkins,
the smallest town in Maine, were
elected to five offices at the annual
town meeting. Mr. Derrah was
chosen town clerk, constable, auditor
and truant officer, while Mrs. Derrah
was elected to the school committee.

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