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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 06, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 20

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frequent screwing up. Finally one
day when she was trying pretty vig
orously to tighten it the whole thing
came to pieces and Bertha saw a
piece of paper sticking out of the hol
low space in the middle. It -was so
tightly folded and firmly wedged in
that she had some difficulty in get
ting it out What was her amaze
ment to find a later will of her aunt,
leaving all her property to her "well
loved niece, Bertha Townsend." Her
reason "for this strange proceeding
was: "I shall be able to see all that
goes on after I have passed over. I
wish to try these girls, though I am
quite sure my dearest child will be
faithful in the trust Had she not
found the will in five years, an old
friend holds a letter which reveals
the secret, but which was not to be
opened until the time expired."
The will was properly probated, but
Bertha insisted she would take only
her share and the money must be di
vided into four parts. While the mat
ter was still 'pending, her lawyer try
ing to dissuade her from the folly of
such a course, Murray Powers sud
denly appeared in the boarding house
parlor. Bertha met him pleasantly,
but with considerable dignity. In
cidentally she congratulated him on
his engagement. He emphatically
denied there was any. "Why, I came
to congratulate you on yours," he
said with a palpably forced effort to
be cheerful.
It was her ,turn to deny her en
gagement Then a light broke in on
them both.
"It's just bully, the way you've act
ed about this money," he said. "They
don't deserve a penny. But let'them
have it if you wish it I've been mak
ing my pile up there. I am my own
boss now, and if you'll only "
What was the use of going fur
ther? There's an old adge that says:
"Actions speak louder than words."
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The hen is nowhere noticed in the
Old Testament. It is mentioned in
Matthew xxxiii, 37. and Luke xiii, 34.
Two women prominent in the race
for president-general of the Daugh
ters of the American Revolution are
Mrs. John Miller Horton of Buffalo,
N. Y., above, and Mrs. Geo. T. Guern
sey of Independence, Kan. Both took
part in the last presidential cam
paign., o o
March 6, 1843. An .act was passed
to incorporate academies and sem
inaries of learning. Approved March
6, 1843.
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Burglar Quick, now! . Where do
you keep your potatoes? Life.

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