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MORRIE R. PRESTON
NEVADA'S STAR PRISONER, LATE
I CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT.
Young Man Undergoing Long Sen
tencc fop Murder Committed During
Labor Trouble Nominated
by 8oclallit Labor Party.
CarFon City, Nov. Just south of
Carson City, at the situ or ono or tlio
Innumcrnblu hot springs that gush
up nt Intervnls In that barren Innd, Is
situated tho Novnda iionllontlnry, con.
talnlng now some 300 convicts. It
probably Is the most delightful penal
establishment In thu world, and la con-
dueled upon such n llbornl hnsls that
thu rosldontH or thu state refer to It
nB tho best hotel In Nevada. As a
matter or rnct, thero Is some satire In
tho gonorni commont, becniiBo tho son
IcnccH being served thoro nro tor tho
most part excessive, tho natural ro
suit. or the administration or law In a
now and mining country.
AniotiK tho prisoners there Is ono
or more than passing Interest, a
young follow 21 years old, with a clear
cut, Intellectual face, big, clear bluo
eyes, a gentle manner, a sweet, music
nl voice, whlto teeth, tho nddruss nnd
bearing of a gentleman, who Is serv
ing u sentenco or 2G years. I In was
tho cuudldato or the Socialist Labor
party ror president or tho United
Htntts at tho recent election. His
namo Is Mnrrlo H. Proston, and his
crime Is murder, committed tinder the
stress or lullucnces engendered by tho
Federation or Ubor In tho mining dls
Irlcts or tho west. A gontlor mur
doror you could by no menus find, not
ir you sought him through all tho
pnges or romance and history, nor a
less likely aspirant ror tho olllce of
president. Ho was the candldato or
his party with a view or securing his
release from prison, but such Is thu
.antagonism of thu laborers nnd em
ployers In tho state that his being
named on tho ticket Is only another
bolt on his prison door.
Preston was n picket working for
tho miners nt (loldllohl, nnd In front
of tho establishment or a rcHtuurnut
keeper uhurgeil wllh unfairness to n
romnlo employe, u member or tho
union. The rustuttiaut keeper at
tempted to drive the pickets away, nnd
drew n pistol, whereupon Preston
shot him dead. Preston pleaded self
dtircnso, but wna round guilty nnd
recommended to mercy. Tho Judge
sentenced him to 25 yours' Imprison
ment. "My deroiiRo wns tho one which
rests on tho llrst Inw or nature, soir
preservation." said Preston to a vis
lipr. "My candidacy wns tho product
of sympathy by tho tnombors or my
party. The hitter probably will be ns
unavailing us tho former, nnd my
declination or Hie nomination was not
listened to. I am tho crcaturo and tho
victim or circumstances. I am no mur
derer, and no politician."
To understand how tho prlsonor
enmo to his fato would roqulro a re
vlow or tho whole labor question as
presented by thu nilnors In tho west.
Tho fedcrnted body or labor havo do.
manded too much, and tho employers
havo cxacctd too much, and Preston
has been caught between tho two mill
stones, which will grind him up with
out n doubt. Tho Socialist Labor party
Is not strong enough nor homogene
ous ono.igh to exert a definite Influ
ence for his bi.oflt, nnd mil II the bit
ternesses hn'd been nllaycd there Is
but little likelihood that ho will obtain
his release. Htlll, sympathy ror him
Is Increasing. Ills troublo Is that lm
Ib ranked with Harry Orchard and
liny wood and Petttbnne, when, as a
matter or fact, ho Is ns alien In spirit
and disposition to those men ns
wntor Is to oil. As to his candldncy
for president, It Is only neecssnry tn
say Hint he would not command atten
tion ns aspiring for constable under
other conditions than that of a victim
or tho law.
LAUQH WAS ON THE DEACON.
LITERARY LANDMARK MAY QO.
House Where Dean Smith Once Lived
Likely to Be Razed.
London. Crosby Hall, which, after
being demolished In lllshapsgnte, Lon
don, Is to bo reconstructed In Chel
sea, may bo the means or wiping nwny
an almost equally famous building,
from n historical viewpoint, although
one Hint Is known to comparatively
few. This Is tho little three-storied
dwelling In Dnnvers street, Just off
the Chelsea embankment. In which
Dean Swift lived for somo time und
In which ho penned his ".Journal to
Stolla." It Is tho oldest dwelling tn
Chelsea and looks curiously out of
place among thu more modern hut yet
ancient structures Hint abut It and
fa co It from tho opposite sldo of the
strcot. It still Is occupied by n mid-dlo-clors
English family, the momhors
or which hnvo very little appreciation
or tho holy literary ground on which
they stand. It Is n pity that tho house
cannot bo bought for preservation und
thrown open to tho public for Inspec
tion, ns literary landmarks are getting
Houie Where Dean Smith Wrote Hit
"Journal to Stella."
more scarce In London overy year do
spite thu fact that thu city originally
wns inoro blessed In thut respect than
any other city In tho world.
Work Conducive to Health.
The airls' Normnl school of tho City
of Mexico reports tho year of t!)07-'08
to havo been the most successful in
Us history thus far. Among Its eco
nouilc gains it enumerates laundry
work. Formerly tho monthly expend
iture ror this Item linn been something
less than $7D, oven though thu pupils
havo always dono the Ironing. Re
cently tho school authorities hit upon
tho plan or putting In stone wnshlng
plnces constructed uftor tho Moxlcan
rnshlon. This Innovation nut only mndo
tho girls, happy but reduced tho laun
dry bill to $18 n month. Tho school,
physician reports tho honlth or the'
pupils an being much hotter thnn nvor
boforo and attributes It to tho exorcist
of washing clothes.
Statement Might Be True, But Cer
talnly Was Unhappily Expressed.
., . 1 1 . a h
I i regret 10 say, reraarKou Deacon
French, at tho last mooting nf thn
Bquashvllle Political Debate club,
"that this club has boon degenerating
ever since I becamo a member or It."
I Tho deacon paused and flushed ns
ho saw a slight stnllo on tho faces of
his follow mombors.
"What I mean to say li," ho con
tinued, with soma hasto, "that over
slnco I Joined this club I'vo noticed a
gradunl but decided chango for tho
Tho smile on the faces of tho other,
members dcoponod, nnd tho deacon's
faco turned nlmost scnrlot. t
i "You all know what I mean," ho
added, desperately. "What I mean Is
that rrom tho vory minute I became n1
member or tho Squashvlllo Political
Debate club, I could see that It wns
beginning to loso Its vnltio as an or
ganisation, and tho longor I havo
stayed in It, tho more steadily havo I
soon It running down hill!" Llppln-
Anilrow Thomns wns a great "tor
getter." Ho forgot to pay tho money
ho owed, and to glvo people back the
things ho borrowed. Moreovor, ho was
"tounhy" on tho subject, so that few
or his friends liked to hint that ho had
any of their property In his posses
sion. Ono day ono of them took his
courugo In his hand.
"Whoro's that five dollnrs you bor
rowed of mo last month, Androw?" ho
nsked. "I don't wnnt to seem tight,
but l'vo Just got to"
Androw replied with dignity: "Did
you ovor seo anything I didn't roturnT
No, I guess you didn't." Youth's Com
pnnlon. Hit Epitaph.
"I have Just ono request," said the
dying man to his relatives.
"What is it?" they asked him earn
estly. "Wo will grant you anything."
"Well," ropllcd tho mnn, fcobly, "I
want you to hnvo carved upon my
monument theso words: 'Horo llos a
man who worked ror his living."'
Realizing Hint ho had forestalled
any attempt on tho part of his rich re
lations to brag too much nbout their
family connections, ho sank into a
EAGER TO WORK '
Health Regained by Right Food.
Tho nvcrnco hcnlthy mnn or woman
Is usunlly eager to be busy nt somo
useful task or employment.
llut lot dyspopsln or Indigestion get ,
hold of ono, und all endeavor becomes
"A year ago, after recovering from
an oporatlon," writes n Mich, lady, "my
stomnch and nerves bogau to glvo mo
I "At times my nppotlto wns vora
cious, but when Indulged, Indigestion
rollowod. Other times 1 had no nppctllo
whatovor. Tho food I took did not
nourish ino, nnd I grow wonkor thnu
"I lost Interest In everything, nnd
wanted to bo nlono. I hud always had
good nerves, but now tho merest trifle
would upset mo nnd bring on a vio
lent headache Walking across tho
room was an effort and prescribed ox
urclso wiih out of tho question.
"I had seen Crape-Nuts advortlsod,
but did not bollovo whnt I read, at
tho tlmo. At last when it seemed ns
if I wero literally starving, I began to
"I hnd not boon nblo to work for
n year, hut now nftor two months on
Qrapo-Nuts I am ongor to bo nt work
again. My stomnch gives mo no trou
blo now, my nerves nro steady as
ovor, and Interest In llfo and ambition
havo enmo back with tho return to
"Thoro's a noaBon."
Namo given by Postum Co,, Baltlo
Crook, Mich. Head "Tho Iload to Well
vlllo," In pkgs.
Hvrr rrnil the iilinvr IHIrrf A. nrn
one npitrnrH from thin- to tliur. 'l'licj
nre Kciiiilur, true, uutl full of liumnu
Concealing Its Age.
i Mrs. Drlndle Now, Mary, I want
you to bo cnrerul. This Is Bomo very
old table linen; been In the ramlly (or
moro than twonty years and
Mary Ah, suro, mn'am, you needn't
worry. I won't toll a soul, and It looks
as good as now anyway. Woman's
I Office Boy Tho editor Is much
obliged tc you for allowing him to sue
your drawings, hut much regrets he Is
unable to uso thorn.
Fair Artist (eagerly) Did he say
orrico Boy (truthfully) Well, not
exactly. Ho Just said, "Tako 'em
nwny, Joe; thoy mnko mo sick." Harp
I For the Prolific.
1 Cardinal Loguo, during his visit to
Pnrnntlco Hills, wns asked how many
sermons n prenchor could propare In
Smiling, Cardinal, Loguo answered:
"ir tho prenchor Is a man of extra
ordinary ability, ho can proparo one
sermon; If n man or avorngo ability,
' two; If a donkoy, ton or twelve."
Doing a Good Business.
Inquiring Lndy "How much milk
dues your cow glvo n day?"
Truthful Boy "'Bout olght quarts,
Inquiring Ijidy "And how much o
Hint do you soil?"
Truthful Boy" 'Bout twelve quarts,
A $40 Saddle for
i mt. onir
For a ihorl tlmt only
Inch eklrte. 1(4-1
tlrrup leather, it
Irathrr covered etlr-
rupi, warranted In tr
ee? ruect, ana equal
io atinini toia ror
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