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THE SALT LAKE HERALD FRIDAY AUGUST 13 1909 1
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I lANDS SECURED
I BY GROSS FRAUDS
i Dummy Entrymen File on
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200000 Acres Underlaid
With Coal in Alaska
TROUBLE ABOUT TO BEGIN
HEARING TO BE HELD IN SE
ATTLE WITHIN A MONTH
rvive Aug 12 Within a month a
trillg will begin in Seattle Wash that
rprnment official claim will disclose
fof < of gigantic fraud in connection
nh I I coal land in Alaska This Invest i
r ion will be followed by similar hear
D K to be held in a score of cities
r i i p best coal engineers and lawyers
nnected with the general 1 land office
i t been assigned to duty in connection
n t the hearing and special agents who
t iiEen working quietly for months
lllll I g evidence will take the stand as
n ileS
I facts pertaining to the alleged
II f IF 1 are known to Secretary of the In
Ie r Balllnger and Fred Dennett com
tJJmer i of the general land office and
li t y have given the word to their subor
ddtN to proceed against persons re
nslble for the alleged frauds Coin
Inj Montr Dennett stopped off in Denver
b > rial days ago on his way to the coast
01 1 held a lengthy conference with the
nt t of the field division of the general
1 l office with headquarters here wben
siruuttOfl5 < wert riven as to the method
f Irocedur
Frauds in Alaska
That more than J60000 acres of rich coal
1rMs in Alaska some of them having
i ins sixtyfive feet in thickness have
ife t filed upon by dummy entrymen
pi tired through agents of six large cor
j r < iiions the land office has ample evi
ri l1Ce to prove according to information
Itdr i public tonight Powerful interests
IUVP I sought to fore the department of
tie interior through financial political
and even social pressure to patent these
Mi I Hds a great deal of which was filed
pon l years ago This pressure was re
ited however and when congress passed
th law of May 1906 providing for asso
ciations of four or more individuals to de
lop Alaskan coal lands to the extent of
560 i acres for each combination the in
terest back of these dummy entrymen
fled to get these lands through to patent
under this law
Commissioner Dennetts view of the
matter is that all entries found to be
fraudulent which he believes will prove
to be at least 75 per cent of the 200UX
acre referred to should be cancelled at
once
Inexhaustible Fields
The governments interest lies in the
n ish to have the great Alaskan coal fields
opened to supply oal for the ships of the
navy stationed In the Pacific It is said
that the opening of the Alaskan deposits
will give the United State control of the
commerce of the Pacific ocean by mason
cf its ability to supply fuel from a field
almost nexhaustible
One of the coal companies involved In
the alleged fraud is located in Seattle an
other in New York and still others in San
Francisco Omaha and Chicago The so
called dummy entrymen were recruited
principally from the docks of Seattle the
mines of Butte Mont and from the la
boring classes of Chicago In many in
itanoes according to the evidence in the
hard of government inspectors these
men never saw or heard of each other al
though they were described in the filing
papers aa members of a corporation or
ganization for developing sections of the
Alaska fields The evidence also shows
in many instances that the name of the
person ostensibly filing upon the land
was fictitious and in many cases the per
sons signing the papers were paid a small
sum for doing so and knew nothing
whatever of the import of the document
to which they were attaching their signa
ture
The government officials claim that they
have traced the authors of the fraud in
several cases directly to paid representa
tives of corporations involved
It Is hinted that further action than can
cellation of patents will be taken in the
shape of criminal prosecutions
WRECK BLOCKS TRACK
Wild Cars Descend Steep Grade at
Terrific Speed
Bingham Utah Aug 12Four loaded
fiftjton ore cars got away from the sid
ing near the Cuprum yards of tbJ Rio
Grande Skyline today and ran down the
steep grade until they crashed into the
derail switch Just below the tunnel
There the cars left the track and tum
bled down the steep embankment dump
ing about 200 tons of ore in all direc
tions
A wrecking crew worked until late in
the afternoon before the track was clear
The paycar making its monthly rounds
was delayed until past i oclock
MANTI HAPPENINGS
Manti Aug It The mare e of Mr
Leon Petersen and Miss Dora Petersen
was solemnized at the home of the brides
parents Mr and Mrs Christian Petersen
of this city Friday last A wedding re
ception followed
J H Carpenter and family are in Salt
Lake City enjoying an outing
Mrs Tena Brown is in the metropolis
visiting with relatives and friends
Mr and Mrs Spencer Madaen are Salt
Lake visitors attending the encampment
The marriage of Rudolph Lmroen of
Ephraim and Miss Bertha Betsey was
solemnized by J D T McAllister at the
home of Mr and Mrs Walter Bessey
parents of the bride Thursday evening
last The wedding reception was given
at the Bessey home
President and Mrs Lewis Anderson and
daughter Mabel left Tuesday of this week
for Yellowstone park and Seattle
The Misses Sarah Staker and Mary
Jones left during the week for Seattle
The Misses Harriet and emma Parry
are visiting in Seattle
Ella May Cox is visiting relatives In
American Fork
The marriage of Wallace Larsen and
Miss Stephena McAllister will take place
some time during the month of Septem
ber Mr Larson is the son of Mr and
Mrs Hans P Larsen and Hits MeAl
lister the daughter of President and Mrs
J D T McAllister
President and Mr J D T McAllister
intend leaving for St George within a
few weeks to spend the winter
Miss Zina McAllister has teen engaged
in the public schools of Goshen tbe cow
ing season
L R Anderson and Miss Lucite re
J turned from the metropolis Friday
d PROVO NEWS NOTES
i I Provo Aug 1Abstract of judgment
1 from Justice Hanks court in Salt Lake In
I j the cue of Isaac Woolf vs George Xteh
1 ols and Theodore Nichols has been filed
1 j in the Fourth district court Plaintiff
i Is given Judgment for I1MS3 principal
i and JS25 costs
A marriage license has been issued to
C J Setson of Omaha and Margaret
WYlie Bradley of Denver
Sheriff Judd has been appointed a dele
Kate to the American prison congress In
Seattle August 14 to 19 The appoint
ment is by Governor Spry
The state board of insanity did net meet
todaythe regular day for the monthly
meeting owing to the members being
busy in Salt Lake with the O A R The
time for the meeting has not been fixed
> 1 Senator Smoot came down from Salt
Lake this morning I
c O A R Barbecue at New Salt Palace
I assort Saturday Aug 14 Anbeat
r and Lemps beer Heath Broa pro
PCIIttors
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Dont miss the horse races Saturday I I
at W1arnre tra k i
4
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The Century Printing Company
Prints everything aK to enumerate
Ore uait the bft 8857 PoaMffice
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Hors rates Wandamere Saturday
30 i m
OUT TODAY I
The magnificent G A R Souvenir
Book of Views
The greatest Grand Army souvenir I
book ever produced
Containing nine panorama pictures
including the Grand Army delegates
W R Q Ladles of the G A R naval
veterans army nurses exprisoners of
war and Daughters of Veterans police
department ftre department also about
290 beautiful views of the parade illu
minations decorations and places of in
terest in and about Salt Lake
Also a marvelous panorama of Salt
Lake City twentysix inches in length
Price 5c I
AMOS NEWS CO Publishers
41 Main Street j
Ind phone 2649
On sale at all dealers and news stands
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G A R EXCURSIONS I
Via Denver Rio Grande RR
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One single fare for the round trip to
any poinTn Utah On sale Aug 9 to
14 Good ten days returning Stop
overs
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G A R Daily Ogden Excursion
One dollar round trip Salt Lake to
Ogden daily Aug 8 to 15 inclusive via
Bamberger Line Return limit Aug
17 Sixteen trains daily
The fastest horses in Utah will go In
Saturdays races at Wandamere 1 i
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I TODAY Immense Bargains Will Be Found in the
Grand Final CleanUp Sale Every Department of I
the Big ReadytoWear Garment House will be rep I
i resented I
I The Shirtwaist Department Crowded I
The Values in this Section have never been so great the Assortment as immense
150 and 200 225 and 250 450 and 500 i
Waists Waists Lace Waists
98c 135 195
An Extraordinary Sale 2000 I
I of Summer Suits M
r These Suits will be placed on Sale this morning Youll have to hurry to get one for when you can buy a
I 750 Suit for Two Dollars its certainly worth the while Every one of these beautiful Tailored Suits I
must be sold in the next two days They are a handsome jaunty twopiece Suit the coat semifitting and I
extra long the skirt the gored model and extra full colors tan brown blue white rose lavender all I
size I
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I Separate Jackets 150
Made of an extra quility of the Duck in the long semifitting effect strapped seams collar and cuffs
trimmed colors white blue tan lavender all sizes
A SALE OF WRAPPER SALE
SHORT KIMONOS
150 S175 and S200 d 100 I
200 225 KIMONOS 98c values at S PI i
TO DAY jcC I
Cast into the one grand selling lot Made of the
Dozens of different styles to choose from fancy French Percale and Ginghamseveral styles to
striped effects large floral designstight back and choose fromsizes from 34 36 38 40 42 44 46
semifitting effects all sizes represented a good assortment of dark colors
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This Evening at 8 Clock
You are cordially invited with your family and friends to inspect the most beautiful
and attraotive store ever opened in Salt Lake City Helds full orchestra in attend
ance I
On Saturday August 14 at 10 a m we will gladly welcome you to our formal busi
ness opening
If you have never seen one of these modern novel and thoroughly uptodate 510
and 15c stores as operated throughout Canada and the United States by the E P
Charlton Co it will pleasantly surprise you to seeour store and goods If you
are accustomed to the 5 10 and 15c way you will recognize an old and valued
friend in this store
The E P CHARLTON CO
5 10 AND 15 CENT STORE
Houston Bldg 25153 S Main
Most Everything Under the Sun Nothing Over 15c
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DAILY EXCURSION RATES
Via
Oregon Short Line
To various points in Utah Idaho Ore
gon and Nevada from Aug 8 to 15 in
clusive See agents for rates and par
ticulars City Ticket office 201 Malr
street
SEATTLE WASHINGTON
otel f I Savoy Comfort of 12 5S one
Concrete steel and marble In heart I
of city 210 rooms 135 bsths Eng
lish Grill 100 up
sPEciArd5FE I
Prices For 30 DAYS
Ai Utah Dentists
OVER LEYSOICS
234 MAIN STREET JEWELRY STORE
There is ro economy in having den Set of Teeth fit guaranteedJTCO
tal I work done at any price unless It Is Gold Crowns 22K 500
IJridge Work Best 500
done first class Here is an oppor Gold Fillings 100 up
tunity to have the very best work at Silver Fillings 7Sc
the lowest prices I by an old estab Teeth Cleaned 100
All work guaranteed 12
years
lished cfflce whose guarantee is good
Painless Extraction Free
with Plates
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Salt Lake Theatre
GEO D PYPER Manager
Tonight and Tomorrow Night
Saturday Matinee
The Operatic Sensation ot the World
Henry W Savages X Y Production
The MERRY WIDOW
By Fran Lehar
The Madam Butterfly Orchestra
Prices Parquet and dress circle K
first circle 150 second circle Jl gal
lery SOc No phone orders
Next attraction Duetin Farnum in
Cameo Klrt < y
COLONIAL
TONIGHT SAT MATINEE AND
NIGHT
Dont go home without seeing the
great Mormon play
CORIANTON
50 PEOPLE 50
Prices 100 The HOc 26c Matinees
lie and SOc
BOTH PHONES 3569 MATINEE I
TjO f t1A > I TODAY 215
LiALLSEATS
THEATRE RESERVED
ADVANCED VAUDEVILLE
Joseph Harts Futurity Winner
James Thornton The Camille Trio
Abbott Worthlsy aUnthoroa
Martini and Maximilian
Clark and Bergman The Kemps
The Kinodrome Orpheum Orchestra
Matinee prices We 2Bc tOe
Evening prices Sc SOc Tic
G A R VETERANS
THREE GRAND CONCERTS
Large Tabernacle
Wed Thurs and Fri Nights
AYP E Seattle Contest Chwus
AYP E Seattle Ladles Chores
AYP E Male Chorus
Leading T ui soloists Tabernacle
Choir and Great Organ
Popula prices 5 < I cents any seat in
the house no resre
TONIGHT
Spofford and Dunworth present
MISS ANNA CLEVELAND
and associate players in Wm L
Roberts picturesque colonial play
AT VALLEY FORGE
PRICES Toe iOcsL35cIiic Matinees
Wed and Sat SOc S5c
Next WeekTHE NEW MAGDALEN
Grand Theatre
TONIGHT AND ALL WEEX
Frank M Eldredge presents
WILLARD MACK AND
BLANCHE DOUGLAS
and associate players in Wm Gillette2
great Civil War drama
HELD BY THE ENEMY
Matinees Wednesday and Saturday
Popular prices Xc Me 75c Matinees
2c SOc i
HOTELS AND RESORTS
s l + iS S f i S + is + s
Lagoon Route
Salt Lake Ogden Railway
Leave Arrive
750am 7ass
SIia m 1110 a JR
11ant Jttrnpss
2isS p in 1lpM
4Zpm = 6prn
< X p m Sl p m
730 p m 111 p m
9JS p m 1110 p w
To and from Lagoon only
SIMON BAJCBERCER Pres A G iL
F H WORTHEN G F Il P A
BRIGHTON HOTEL
SILVER LAKE UTAH
Most Beautiful Spot In Utah
Now Poen
Dally stag leaves Sugar House at 711J
a m arrives Brighton 1 p m Leaves
Brighton at 130 p m arrives Sugar
House S p m
Three rely of horses en route
If f It Happens Its in The Herald
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rwa rJra 11Wr pt = sr
1 F A Wild West Bucking Broncho and I
I I Rope Throwing Contests
LAS T DAY The Most Noted Cowboys of the Plains
= = = = Do not miss this wonderfully fascinating show
Performance at 2 p m Today J C LEARY Director
ADMISSION 50c
Thousands of people have been in attendance daily
c = u rt r y e a
LEADERS OF MORMON CHURCH PAY I
LAST TRIBUTES TO ELDER REYNOLDS
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Amid the perfume of flowers the
banked green of fronded palms the low
hush ot Sacred music and the softtongued
tributes of his fellow workers the body
° JL PS11 Elder George Reynolds was
consigned 5 to the earth after funeral Eerv
I ices in Barratt hall at M jclock yester
day morAine The services were under
the direction of President JSseph F Smith
of the ijgrmon church On the platform
and In tile audience were many of the
church officials
Professor C J Thomas arranged the
solo and choir selections with Mrs Mae
ser liS t
In addition to those who spoke of the
achievements and life of the dead elder
there were present on the pfatform Gov
ernor Spry Bbhop Nibley Professor Tal
mal and others
George Reynolds served the Mormon
church for nearly fifty years He had
always been particularly interested In the
children and many of his hours were giv
en over to the enlargement and upbuild
ing of the Sunday schools Always with
in the lines of church work he had
I gained distinction as an author and near
ly everyone who spoke at the exercises
I rendered some tribute to his learning and
fidelity The most important contribu
tion from his pen to the literature of Mor
mon ism in the Concordance of the Book
of Mormon which he completed in ten
years notwithstanding that many of the
worlds ablest scholars ware occupied
thirty years in the completion of the con
cordance of tne Bible He was also au
thor of a treatise on the Book of Abra
ham which he compiled with the aid of
Joseph L Barfoot
President Smith President John R
Winder and Elders Brigham H Roberts
Rulon S Wells and H J Grant each
spoke briefly but with emotion of their
friend and church companion the exer
cises closing with a duet by Mrs LlzRte
Thomas > > Edward and Mrs John Winder
with chorus by the choir Who Are
These Arrayed in White after which
the benediction was pronounced by Elder
Levi i S Richards
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BOGUS GAS MAN
IS UNDER ARREST
Charles S Coyne Taken Into
Custody After Robbing Brig
hamStreet Residence
Charles S Coyne a bogus gas meter In
spector who used that pretext in carry
Ins on his operations was arrested by
Detectives Curren and Ripley and Special
Patrolman C C Riley last evening
He was takon into custody Just after
visiting the home of Mrs Chatham 64i
Brigham where he Inspected the me
ter and left with a valuable gold watch
and other articles of jewelry Mrs Chat
ham identified Uw prisoner later as the
man who had entered her house and made
an alleged inspection of the meter A
watch found in his pocket was also iden
tified as her property Another one of
Coynes victims was Mrs Louis Simon
34 Sixth East who with others will be
asked to take a look at the prisoner In
an effort to connect him with other rob
beries he is suspected of committing
Coyne had a unique method of getting
access to houses without arousing suspi I
cion He would call at the front door
and to any ono responding claim to be a
gas meter Inspector on a call to look at
the meter On the Inside he would make
a stall as a meter man and at the op
portune time take anything of value that
happened to be in sight In some mys
terious way he had familiarized himself
with the movements and methods of le
gitimate gas meter inspectors and
meter readers employed by tl leocal com
pany and with this knowledge he suc
I ceeded In evading suspicion for a con
siderable time Several complaints have
been made against him at headquarters
He is held without bail while further in
vestigation is being It made of his record i
ElECT ROAD COMMISSIONER I
Logan Saloons Must Close at 10
OClock at Night Here
after
Logan Aug 12The board of county
commissioners at a special meeting held
elected Alma Merrill president of the
Benson stake as the road commissioner
The two Republican members voted for
him while the Democratic member of the
board cast his vote for T H Humphreys
a civil engineer who for a long while
was in the government service having
charge of the Klamath Falls Irrigation
project until failing health made It im
possible for him to continue with the
work The salary of the new office was
fixed at 1100 per year and a bond of
10000 was required
The board set apart the sum of 130000
for the roads of the county for the year
1SQ9 and it was apportioned as follows
North end of the county Jtt090
South end 8000
Central part of the county JWOOO
The Logan commissioner objected very
strenuously to this division but was over
ruled by the two Republicans
The commissioners took final action on
the new liquor license ordinance by pass
ing it unanimously It provides a license
of 1500 per year for both wholesalers
and retailers of liquor and fixes the clos
ing hour as 10 oclock
ENGAR BAND GOES HOME
Fremont County Idaho Band De
parts Pleased With Salt Lake
The Lincoln post G A R drum corps
of Topeka Kan has entertained many
people this week with excellent martial
music The band Is mad up of five fifes
six drums and one base drum S E
Halt in leader J a Iansston fife major
and A E Strauss drum major
Mr Hall is also musical director of the
department ot Kansas
Much interest and pleasure has been
created in Salt Lake by the Bngar band
of Fremont county Idaho which left for
Rexburg Idaho last night after play
ing good music for the G A R It is a
band composed of business and profes
sional men of Fremont county who were
picked two months since by Charles J
Engar and have been rehearsing since
that time especially for the G A R en
campment
The instrumentation Trdee solo cornets
one first cornet one second cornet three
first clarinet two second clarinets one
E flat clarinet three trombones two al
to one baritone two tubas two drums
Each member of the band is highly
pleased with the fine treatment they re
ceived here
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ON DEAD ENGINE
BUT FOOT CUT OFF
Special to The Herald
Bingham Aug 12 Nicholas Cameras
boiler washer on the Rio Grande sky line
bad his right foot Cut off about 2 oclock
this morning He was standing on the
footboard of a dead engine which was to
M coupled to another engine which was
approaching He kicked the drawhead
to make the coupling but was a second
too late his foot being caught between
the onginec MS they came together crush
ing it to a pulp the foot hanging from
the ankle by only a few shreds of flesh
A special train took him to St Marks
heepital Salt Lake
Salt Lake Charity Association
The purpoar of this organization is to
Investigate all application for charity
t help the IwlpleA to give opportunity
to the wcrthy but unfortunate to help
themselves to protect the pubUc from
imposition In short to make charity
practical and systematic
Funds are urgently needed and those
eontr touting may be assured that tM
money Kill be t judiciously expanded
where it will do the greatest good
Contributions should be MAt to II H
Walker treasurer at Walker Brother
bank
Officers of the association are Dr T
B Be att7 president J B Svans sec
retary M 0 H Walk treasurer
Other directors Simon TJa iberge4
W Mont Ferry W V Rice F A
Druehl Rev E I Gesben William H
TIbbals
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UTAH REGOGNIZfD AS
PROGRfSSIVf f STATE A
Goy Spry Asked to Address Three
Conventions Mark Twain
to Pilot Packet
In recognition of the fact that Ltah
las taken a place among the prominent
states of the union the promoters of three
important conventions in widely sepa
mated communities have invited Governor
Spry to make addresses
The largest of these conventions and
perhaps the moet important at least from
the standpoint of attendance and the In
terest that will bt taken in its sessions I
is that of the Lake to the Gulf Deep
Waterways convention to be held at New i
Orleans
The governor has received an official
Invitation from William Flewellyn Saun
ders secretary to come to St Louis and I
become a member of the party of gov I
ernors senators and representatives that
is to accompany President Taft down the
Missouri river on the packet that Is to
be piloted by Mark Twain leaving St
Louie on October JJ and arriving at th
Crescent City October 30
The secretary in his letter of invitation
advises the governor that all of the ex
penses of the trip will be borne by those
having it in charge but Governor Spry
has not yet signified whether lie I can go
On September 21 to JJ inclusive the
second annual Good Roads convention will
I be held at Cleveland Ohio Governor
Spry has been invited to attend and to
name not less than five nor more than
ten delegates
The governor has also bean Invited by
Dr John S Fulton secretary general of
the fifteenth International congress of
hygiene and demography to attend the
sessions of the congress to be held at
Washington D C in September 1910
He is also asked to name delegates
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AMUSEMENTS JI
The Merry Widow still continues to
draw capacity houses at the Salt Lake
theater An Idea has gotten out that
the engagement closes Friday This is in
correct as the opera will be given Sat
urday matinee and night
After an inauspicious beginning Con
anton Is playing at the Colonial to ex
ceedingly large business This afternoon
at 335 oclock there will be a special
Grand Army matinee at which Grand
Army veterans will be admitted free One
lady will be admitted with each veteran
The Camille Trio grotesque European
bar artists at the Orpheum theater this
week have an act which causes the au
dience to go into convulsions and the
extraordinary part of their performance
is that they do not seriously injure them
selves The Futurity Winner continues
to be the great drawing card There
will be matinees daily except Sunday
The New Magdalen a play which to
some extent satirises some phases of so
ciety will be the bill at the Bungalow
during the coming week It is a drama
tization of one of Wilkie Collins most
famous novels and created a furore when
produced some years ago Miss Anna
Cleveland will play the part of Mercy
Merrick the Red Cross nurse who is the I
heroine and whose remarkable story
forms the motif of the drama There is
a strong company in support and partic
ularly good performances are looked for
During the past week the company by
I its work in At Valley Forge has won
golden opinions and a number of the
I members have made personal hits There
will be a matinee of At Valley Forge
on Saturday afternoon
Wlllard Mack and Blanche Douglas
played to another large house last even
ing and Held by the Enemy will con
I tinue to capacity from present indications
Manager Eldredge announces that he is I
negotiating for another theater for his
stock company The final performance
will be on Sunday night
POSTAL TELEGRAPH CO
HAS BRANCH OFFICE
Owing to the rapid expansion of busi
ness following the removal of the Postal
Telegraph company to its new offices
in the Boston block the company has
opened a branch office in the location oc
cupied by the Western Fuel company at
73 Main street This office is especially
designed to hike car of business in the
upper business section

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