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volved, but can be easily ex
plained. The contributor to the "bank"
was 'permitted" to pay the bank
50 cents a week for one year and
40 cents for another year.
.By the end of the second 3'ear,
the contributor would have pre
sented $46.80 in all to the "bank.'"
Then the "bank" out of the
goodness of its heart would al
low the contributor to pay
the third y ear's .subscription,
amounting to $15.60, in adance,
and lend him the $46.80.
.Thus the contributor was lent
$31.20 of his. own money at 5
per cent interest per annum,
while the bank held $15.60 of the
contributor's money to be sure
that interest was paid.
Of course, if the contributor,
like Mrs. Kelly, did not keep pn
contributing ion 5 years, he, or
she, lost their mpney.
Isp't that about as cute a little
scheme of getting people's money
away f:om them as ever landed
a'man in the penitentiary
Inspector Stuart thinks it is,
and he pi onuses he will see what
can e done about it.
A A (SHOPPING
'Never look a
gift, in the price
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IN THE LIMELIGHT
"ThV granddaughter of ''The '
; P a t h rinder" has -
gone on the stage,
and Margaret Ang
lin has a worthy,
supporter in Miss
daughter of the late
Rear Admiral John
C. Fremont, and a
granddaughter o f
the candidate 'who
Julia ' Fre-' opposed Buchanan
mont- tor the presidency.
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THE HEATHEN CHINEE
,TheHon. Wu Ting Fang spent
several years. at Washington as
minister from. China. Then he
went horned with an idea in his
shrewd qld'head and a smile on
Nowvhe is a cabinet member in
the 'provisional government of
the new"Ycpublic of China. He
may be 'nursing a presidential
boom in the depths of his heart.
WellJ o'rie of the dearest hopes
of the fathers was that the seed
of democratic institutions might
be;wdfted on.the four winds. So'
we're not complaining.
Vt-o o -
Chicago 'dog. was so Enraptured
with his home city that he walked
287n(iniles.froni Evansville, Ind.,.
to get back tollio Wind City;
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