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"Newton on the long-distance!" came the cry -from the next room, and Blake hurried there. "It's a girl and she wants you," said the city editor. "Wellington's girl!" exclaimed Blake. "Hello," said the -girl; is it com ing.?" . , "On four wires," said the Jubilant Blake. "That's me' said the girl, proudly but ungrammatically. . "What?' "I got-the wires myself, and went for the extra operators with a car riage.'" - "Good. fql&' Wellington's girl," com mended Blake, that bekig hisj: avorite form of copimendation. ' "And-f'had' the -typewriters ready." "Bully old Wellington's girl!" said Blake. . "Don't talk like that!:' said the girl sharply, ''or I woa't give you the fast mail story?-' ? ' "What's .thatj'V "Mr. WdlihgtQn.vSaid 5,-ou'd want some things for; thfe fast mail edition that wouldn't. .geUtifrbugh in time. He made notes tjf them coming in on the engine, a mile a minute. You ought to see iim! "He's black and dirty and torn ,and muddjj and wet and and splendid." "Never mind that now." "He couldn't call you up, because he's dictating," the girl " persisted. "The pictures go by mail." Yes, yes, I know." He turned rrom the telephone a moment. "Two men here, quick! Ta.kes notes on this by relays .and write it out on a split second schedule." Then to the girl: "Let her .slide!" "What!" 'Give me the fast mail story." :Oh, yes." Reading from the notes before .her, she gave him the facts, even supple menting them with details that she caught as. Wellington and . the others dictated to typewriters. Toll Wfrtlinfnn to call me UI when "his-story's finished," said Blake when her work was done. "All right," she replied. "But oh, Mr. Blake!" "Yes." "I don't want vou to think this is so dreadfully improper. My broth er's here, you know." Blake laughed. To think or cnap ernninEr at such, a moment seemed to him amusing and delightfully feminine. He liked the girl; she had feminine inconsistencies and vagar ies, but she could do things, tie ioia Wellington so when the latter called him up. "Bring herback.with'you," hesaid. "She won't come," replied. Welling ton, whereat the girl, who-could hejtr this end of the conversation, gave a quick little gasp of comprehension- "Won't come," repeated Blake. "You stay there at office expense, un til you get her. She's a. mascot! Won't come! Huh! Don't you be lieve it!' Why, she told me over the telephone that sle was your girl yours, mind '-you! Just remember that if she tries to bluff you." "Did she really say that?" asked Wellington joyfully, whereat the girl tried to think what she had safd and remembered. She backed into a corner when he hung up the receiverand turned to ward her. He. followed. . ' ; "Yes, yes, I'il go," she said, weak ly surrendering. (The End,) 1 DENIES THE APPLICATION OF "MOTHER" JONES Trinidad, Col., March 7. Judge A W. McHendrie of the district court denied the application of "Mother" MaryJones for a writ of habeas cor pus and remanded her to the cus tody of General John Chase, com manding the militia in the southern Colorado strike zone. -The court rec ognized the right of. .the military.-au-thorities to arrest and detain persons.