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By Mary Wilson
(Copyright, by Joseph H Howl«*.)
Tile house had Iraeti miserably dark j
ami cold to me since Uncle Dennis |
died The three little children clung {
tu me In the moat pitiful wgy, and j
my heart almost broke for
wheu the lawyer told me that they |
would have nothing In the world gfter !
everything was «ottled up They came |
to me *heu the lawyer was gone. .
sweet little Mary, uud Hess and Ben ;
the jolly twine I couldn't tell them (
• hen, tbeit grief was Uki new, and be i
eide» how could they understand" 1 >
them !
sa» on the thud day that a tettci
cam« from Charlie and my heart
lightened even before the
was oi*eneU The letter so like a't
•if his bright aud cheery, only this, ol t
course was linge.! with n little sad
ness on accottal of tuy iwcenl bereave
rm-nc In the lettei he urged
speedv marrlaa«-. aud i was
to be obliged to tell hlm thaï the
children were left without a penn»
and that 1 could not leave them I !
en . elope

sorrv j
felt sure of Charlie « sympathy, ft»» j
Uncle Until) I« bod b.*«u «0 good to u* !
He had taken me. a llltl* or .
ukaued girl, and tao-d for me as
though 1 had been a daughter
And. .
having known Chat lies father, be se
cured for the lee a leeduou that had
been of great advantage to him
course I expected him to feel forth*
iitti« oues of his old friend instead
of writing. Charlie cam« l »aw him
a* be walked quirk!) up U> the door,
and uiysclf tan to let hlui In How
handsome he looked In th« stylish
city clothes' I felt so prood and
sate as he kissel me Then w« went
In th* parlor, and ;t all happened
K««u now, after so many years. I can
not think of It quite rompoaedt) He
had a plan and at once unfolded It
The children could go to an asvlum
and we could t»e married at once
When he bad said tt all. the room
seemed lo b» whirling round with »"
I pr.-»»*'d both my hands to my head
before I could answer
"Uncle Dennis didn t put me In an
aaylum Charite I 1 ,«nn.it acud tb"
children to ou* I wilt not
laujtbr*} hit han*!*otu«* «y©*
tuy Uc*
Tti*a «bit itt tt»«*y lo Bor* b#
'They- will go where I go," I r*
Again he laughed
' Now, Allie, wouldn't we cut a prêt
ly figura In a New York boarding
house with three f-bodret»' No, thank
y«U, my dear I cannot submit U*
I» '
"I can work for them t'haril*," 1
•aid. a strange pain in my heart. "I
«an take rare of them until they
are older; 1 caul leave them, i am
a good nurse. I ran make enough
money, and Margaret wlii live with
she couldn't leave them aay
more than I cam '
Charlie made a little gesture of Ira
Ml ten re
"Allie, all that is sheer nonsen
don t want an old maid for my wife
and do you think my mother would re
c*ivft a girl who had been a common
our»» v
The pa<o in my heart had grown
to a terrible agony, but all the time
I f«lt the wild joy at the thought that
1 waa not obliged to listen to Charlie's
cruel pian» I don't know just what
I said, my head w»»
hands were «0 cold, hut I know he
stood before me. his cruel, hsodsotne
face was all I could ace. and I longed
to go away from him
"Choose between me and the chi!
dren. Aille," he aald. and for answer
t took my pretty engagement ring off
and laid It on tb« table beniite him;
then, for faar be might know
thing of what H cuit me. I raised my
hsad and bravely left th* room.
hra and my
How I cried and nobbed when t
kn»w he was gone! After that there
wasn't much time for grieving over
lost briers 1 knew how ImtHieeible It
would be find work ln mir dear, aleepy
Ultle town, »0 we took the children.
Margaret and I, and went to a larger,
busier town
W« rented neons and
before long 1 secured a |>os!t!on
furs* to Miss Ellington a wealthy In
80 my new life began I tried In
ery way t 0 brighten the life of the
poor lady, and at last from doing
much for her, I bega
•> : <ben my work wa* light indeed
Many were the prerent* she rent the
children, and had them sometime» to
come for tea with her
to love her 1 ««r
But In spite of It all. my life wa*
not very bright, and I mlired the gay
ety young people love. One evening
Dr Murray, who wa* treating her.
nd with whom I had Iffseonie good
friend*, came In with a great basket
of rosea.
"Se«, Misa Ellington,
brought you
thing for me?"
"Tell me, I would be Indeed hard
hearted to refnae," ab« aald. bending
over thft rrae«.
Now. will yo u do
"Well, Pnttl Is to sing to-night and
I wanted your permission to ask Mire
Wilder to go with me to bear her." T
The word* fairly took my breath
sway. I was so surprised that 1
failed to hear Miss KHIagton's reply
but la a montent Dr. Murray turned
to mm with bis rare, sweet smile, and
Mhfté BM to «0 Wttb him.
^Aftey that I want ore oftonor. mat
mm ffo fi «rire In the oftuatry,
■foi opened, when we alWt
H Howl«*.)
brought How
to tb" children at home
don't let he
nuj closer than usual I do not want
( 0 disturb her; there is no need, all
preparations are made; 1 myself
witnessed her will a >eat ago. aud no
un „ » as mors, fli «, die Every
ceu i u f bei tuotse> I» to go u
s to Miss Klilnglou, and
One day (be doctor said to ma:
"Miss Klllngtun is much worse; be
careful not to leave her alone; but
re watching
know you
church, as she no doubt told you. So
u.is the most we can do is brighten

he' Iasi .lay«, und 1 am glad you are
p.i e for no oue could car e for her so
1 luve Mis» Ellington very dearly "
I <std ' 1 eau hardly treat Vo think
dug her " f added, realising aotmr
thing of whirl m> loneliness would be
utu.il u ,y irleu i ami intslrets was no
moi 1
"I suii|«>»e. th« doctor said, quiet
ly that this 1 » hardly the lim» or
lor love
the place
want to tell you All!« (hat 1 lova you.
king but 1
and 1 want you to be my wife"
looked up tsonderingly into his face,
Ills kind eves aete «lulling at me
u f , Vj, ti a thing"
tv Murray, i never thought j
"Then think about it now I hav# .
thought of Unie etse since the morn- j
7 C
| 7 \
fiomatima» 1 «r a Driva in tha Coun
mg I first »aw yon Do you think you
could he happy *ith
I remembered bow hi * presence al
ways rested snd comforted me. how
safe and h.vipy 1 felt when be was
with me
You wouldu j like to marry any
«ne el»« would you'" he asked, be
fore I y mill think ot anything to say
No indeed, I would not," 1 replied
And you wouldn't like lo have me
marry «otite other girl, would you*"
he went on. the »mile deepening lo
hi. eye* I don ! think 1 «aid anv
thtng, but ! remember he see med
,-tlte satisfied, and then I thought of
the children 1 love you. Dr Mitrrav.
hut "If you do. then you belong
lo me. »0 'but me no buta,' my little
girl You must be very stibmiaalv«
now. and when your duties here are
finished, well find a pretty honu
somewhere and aurpriae the children
I hope they will love me; 1 think the\
will, when they come to live with
me." And then 1 cried and told him
about Charlie, and he said some very
pleasant things to me, so I was com
When the aun rose a few morningt
later our dear friend waa no more
They «cut for me. in a few day*
to go to the quiet, lonely house
Sarah met me at the door, and cried
softly as she showed me into the din
old parlor Several gentlemen weiv
In the room, and one of them earn«
forward b
welcome tne
rauld remember Just how it happened
hut 1 was made to understand that
Mia* Ellington had changed her will
and that she had left everything t<
"Alice Wilder, the dent friend wht
made life tolerable to the last." There
ws* s request that I would live In the
grand old house, and keep the fstlh
ful servant* After awhile we were
alt settled there, the happiest little
family Iu the world, for the old house
wa* freshened snd brightened In
many ways
Then une day Charlie
He kissed the children, and was so
bright and merry that I «ras quite
glad to re« him; when the lltllft one«
were gone, he turned to me, his hand
some face tender and smiling.
"Aille," he said, "I can't live wttb
out you; there's no us* trying; haven't
you missed me?"
"Ouly nt «rsC I replied. "I have
been too busy lor a long thfift bow."
The door bell ras«. "Ab. there Is Dr.
Murrey. Chtrll«; 1 shall be glad to
Introduce you, ana I know you wilt be
«lad that 1 am to marry jo noMe a
man." Dr. Murrey cam* ta then, gad
In hia grave kindly way he talked
with Charlie, while t oat qulatly com
pftrlBff th« two softB, and 1 wondered
If I had really loved Charlie (a the
old days.
Low Down Barrow Which Is Just
What Farmer Hoods.
The drawing shows a low down
barrow lu sufficient detail to enable
am one to make a similar one. We
think that uext to the low down cart
It is the handiest thing around the
buildings aud garden that we have,
says a writer in Farm aud Flteslde
its capacity is more than double that
of the ordinary kind, and the load Is
much more easily put aboard It bas
the advantage of gettlug into close
quarteis where tlie* cart would not go.
and for us« about the feeding alleys,
the stable ibe lawn au8 the garden
there U hardly anything that will take
Its place.
For the framework get two piec
of hard wood Ï by 2 Inches which w
project to form handles on on«* end
and for the wheel frame on the other.
At front end of box ftt resr of wtieel
a piece of the »ame dimensions I#
mortised into the frame to bold It rig
idly and to make tlie (rout end of the
box frame Pieces 1 14 by It* inches
are also mortised into the bottom of
the legs, both front aud back These
form the foundation fot the floor
Low Down Barrow.
which should tx-* of (hfWNiiuitier inch
hoards The Jejes
e mortised into the
1 , the front ones
shaft or handle pieci
resting about 11 .tec inch«* front the
ground and the n-ar ones
braced, as shown In the cut
If deslted the .Ides may be built
, from the Boor solid and straight up
! but we And it bettet to have » i*e:
I maneut bed front floor lo top of ban
j dies, with removable side boards 1 «
slip on fot u**- In handling bulky
rh as bags of
Heavy material,
fertiliser, large stones, etc . ate easily
! bandied with thi. type of barrow, a*
they may be loaded between the
! handle* dliectly from th • emuud
j How Différant Feed* Influence Value
•f the Fertilizer.
posseas as an Improver of the humu»
content of the soil, which wll! be ven !
considerable indeed
The Maine station bas recently i.
sded a bulletin d*-*ci»Wng a f*—dU*.«:
experiment One pari of the exjiert
ment, at least, is very Interesting It
deals with the influence feed ha* on
the fertilizing value of manure Figur
Ing the elements at what they would
cost on the market, it was iound that
a ton of hay contains $4.40 worth «>1
plant food elements. It la not stated
what kind of bay was used, but th<
supposition la that it was mixed hay
Hprtng wheat bran contains ln M
worth; fall wheat bran, (SCO worth:
and cotton seed meal. $23 60 w orth ol
fertilising elements to the ton In (hit
experiment no consideration Was t*k
en of the vaine the manure would
Thla shows the reader that If hr
needs feeds for hit cattle and at the
«ante Ume It la necessary to pay aoim
attention to the fertility of his soil, bv
should purchase those feeds which art
most valuable aa Improvers of the ma
nure voided by the stock. It waa found
that hay waa richer in potash than
any other element, containing more
potash than both nitrogen and pbos
photic acid. Spring wheat bran had
nearly aa much phosphoric acid
both nitrogen and potash. Cotton seed
meal contained almost twice as much
nitrogen aa both phosphoric acid and
potash. Hence. If the soil needs bu
mm and perhaps potash, feed liberally
of bay; If it needs phosphoric acid,
let bran enter largely Into the ration
If it needs nitrogen, a great deal of
cotton seed meal should be fed
Do not wait for the wagon to whir
tie for grease before putting It
We are told that in bnlldlng the
great dam which hold« back the wa
tens of the Nile for Irrigation, flock* of
sheep and goats were driven back and
forth to pack down tho earth A roller
with teeth like a sheep's hoof ha*
been invented for packing oiled roada
The Connecticut experiment station
that 5.000 ton* of ration *•-* >d
meal are annually ured aa rertlllter bv
tobunco growers In that state at a cost
Of $156.400. In 18Ü9 the arresge c»»Rt
waa $22 SO per ton. making nitrogen
cost 12.9 cents a pound last year
the price bad rleen to $31 per ton of
meal or 19.4 a pound for nitrogen
No »Oil that will produce a variety
of crops should be fnrmed contlnnally
wlth one crop. One writer has esti
mated that ten crops of one kind of
grain will exhaust the best soil Iu tb«
United States.
It has been shown that cow pea* ms
lure In about 10 days. This proves
that the seed can be sown after an
early crop of oats Pm bee* removed
mad « heavy growth wtu rendu by the
Ubm th* furmftr la ready to full plow.
n 01
of rare, small grata, «ore. small graijf
fi te rer two years and pasture two
ooofrottted with a wo re o re fana.
Why th# Improvement of tho High
way* Should So Encouraged.
Clvlllzwd nation« liate good roods. ■
Savage nations have n< roada. Prob- ,
ably the toad la the «reales! Index of j
civilization. The communities living I
In savagery do not desire intercourse |
with other eomnmnltleB and do ail i
IMiKKlhle to inaliv intercourse difficult. |
A nation muet be well advanced In 1
civilization before it undertakes the
building of roads. We do not have
to go back many thouvaada of years to j
änd the Cauea »«lui race living »Ab-!
out roada and depending on trails In 1
ihe Held» and forest.- J
One of the great drawbacks about j
country lit« has been Its isolation. |
This isolation baa been rendered more
intense by the badness of the roads
which have kept families apart. They
have not only kept the families from j
visiting, but by making progress alow, j
have compelled the men hauling loads
to town to consume twice as much j
time as was necessary. Tilts extra !
wasted lime has to come out of some j
place and that place has to be the
time that should be devoted to soda
biltty. The years of time that are
waste<Hy pulling brads
roada la a great obstacle in the path
of civilisation. The lost time is such
a factor that the farmer lu a commun!- j
ty of poor roads must spend most of j
his time in drudgery U> make up for
Fortunately now there is a move
ment all over the country to improve j
the roads and to reduce them to a ,
condition of permanent hardness. |
This is a movement in the interest of
civilisation The good road will do
more for civilisation thau almost any- ;
thing else. The road that the farmer
had to take two hours to traverse can j
now be traversed in one. where the '
roads hav** b^-n improved
If «> mintake not the general move
ment, the United States government
will in the near future do much more
for the
has ever before done,
session» of congress there ha* been
much talk and some action in this dl
reclioo. It 1 . evident that the aa
on struct ion of roads than it
In the recent
lionai government can
state roada for military purposes If for j
no other aud we may expect lo tree ;
some such roads constructed. Every ;
mile of such a r<»d will be a civtllxer j
and a stimulus to the communities
to build good roads
It la tmiiosslble for uaUons to have ;
good roads while the populations are :
sparse, but as soon aa the populations j
become dens* the relative cost
building is reduced The population of
this country has now reached the
point where It if feasible to construct
roads throughout the length and
breadth of the land
°f ;
Every dollar speo ta in the construe
: \ of good roads la a dollar apent in
the interests of a higher civilisation.
The good road opens the school to thft
use of the pupil and increases the av
erage attendance. The good road
makes it possible for many a child u>
obtain an education that otherwise
would have half of one. The good road
increases the attendance on tho
church and on every other religious j
and social agency.
In some sections we hear of the
farmers opposing the construction of
good roads. But. declare* the Farm
ers' Review, that is only because in
their case the cost la so great that
(hey do not believe the demand justi
There is auch a thing a* put
! u ** ,n a loo-expensive road What
; »ould be the right kind of a road for
one place would be the wrong kind of
road for another place. Clrcumstanc«s .
alter cases. Every community la in
telligent enough to settle the matter
of details for itself. Every community
Is not. however, awake aa to th« value
of good roada and this is why such
articles as this appear Th« matter
should be everywhere agitated la the
Interests of a broader and grander civ
Hav« Styl« of Gat« Which Will Cautft
tb« Lasst Trouble
To open and close gates tha. stock
may be kept within bounds the vear
round is one thing which us«« . a
great deal of time, and make* no re
turn. Every gate should be ao made
A Handy Farm Gate.
that it will fall Into place of Its own
weight anti stay closed and open with
out hitch or bother. The cut Illustrate«
a convenient thing that should be In
larger use on farm*. It Is always open
and always closed against stock. Put
up and well painted, says Farm and
Home, It will last for many years.
One Careful Dairyman.
On« successful dairyman near Chi
cago sprinkles the floor and walls of
bin dairy barn wttb a hose before «ach
milking- He has an elevated water
tank, which furnishes pressure uoough
to throw a stream of Rater to th* top
of tho .matte. Tho stator "lays" tho.
tho milk to become
Negaunee. Mich —By a cage plung
j„g 700 fret down the shaft of tho
jonea ft Laughlln Steel mine, eleven
men were killed and »even fatally ln
j U red. The cage with its
freight was being lowered on It» first
the brake
Heavily Loaded Cage Drops 700 Fee*
in Shaft of Michigan Mine and
Bodies of Victims Are Mashed
to a Pulp.
y-jp 0 f jj, e (j a y, when
suddenly Called to hold. The other
m< , n g p ranK to the assistance of thft
one a , t ji e tyrake wheel, but their ef
fortg d id not avail, and the wire cab!«
continued to unreel from the drum
u ke a thread from a bobbin,
! dr.-d feet before a kink in the too rap
j idly paying out cable caused it to part
an ,i frora , hat point the cage had a
B hoe r drop to the bottom of the shaft.
The safety catches with which I« was
The cage ahot down a couple of hun
equipped failed to operate. The surg
ing of the cable iu it* mad flight tore i
I out a Iran of the side of the engine j
j house an d ripped out several of the
j »heave* In and about the shaft house i
workmen at the bottom of the mine F
immediately »et about the task of re
moving the dead. The bodies lay In
j one pile, a mass of lifeless flesh and
, blood. The bones of the bodies were
| go »battered that the men wheu they
feil were piled on top of each other like
so many pelt* of leather. Seven were
; found still alive
mperial Edict as to Establishment of
Peking An imperial edict was is
sued Friday authorizing Prince Pu
Lun. who was Chinese envoy at the
St. Louis exposition, and Sun Chi Anai
In co-operation with the grand council,
to frame resolutions for the establish
ment of a council of deliberation to
»id the government "so that the foun
j dation may be laid for a parliament."
; The dowager empress Bays that in
; Jj® establishment of a representative
j government for China the opinions of
m must be considered, and though the
tpper and lower bouses are found*
; ions of administration, the throne is
: unable to establish them in China at
j present,
; Both Chang Chi Tung and Yuan
Shi Kai, since coming lo Peking on
their appointment a* grand councilors,
cave urged the establishment of a con
stitutional form of government, re
calling the fact that this reform has
been promised and that China and all
the rest of the world expect to see it
carried out Memorials lo the throne
from the highest officials throughout
China continue to reach Peking in
large numbers, urging the throne to
grant China a constitutional govern
Object t* Enforcement of Food and
Drug Act on October 1.
Washington.— Canner» of food were
before the board of food and drug in
spection 00 Wednesday, protesting
«gainst the regulation for the enforce
ment of the food and drug act which
provide* that the rule« in regard to
labels shall go In effect after Oct. 1
The regulation provides that after
that date the principal label or can
shall state the substance of the pro
duct and the name ot the place of
manufacture. This regulation has
been extended from time to time and
cannera now want a further extension.
Canner» represented at the hearing
asserted that they had a half a
million dollars' worth of labels on
hand. whUdi will be worth leas If the
regulation become* effective at thla
time. These concerns declared the
law to be confiscatory. The board will
submit its recommendations to the sec
retary of agriculture.
Auto and Electric Car Collide.
Denver. Colo.—Seven persons were
injured, three perhaps fatally, as a re
«ult of a collision between an automo
bile and an electric car on the out
skirts of thi* city Friday night. The
party, which Included several Chicago
people, had been on a sight-seeing tour
and was returning to the city. Th»
j, vr waa running along at a good speed,
»hcti an electric csr loomed up. coot
mi. directly across the path of the
au* 'mobile. The chauffeur expected
Ute car to slow up. and evidently the
moto 'n;an depended on the automobile
to »'neben its speed.
Two-Cent Fare Law Knocked Out.
Harrislmie. Fa.—The 2-cent fare law
enacted iL the recent session of the
Pennsylvania legislature was adjudge»!
invalid, unconstitutional and void In Its
application to the Susquehanna River
ft Western Railway company In an
opinion rendered Friday at Bloomfield
by Judge 8hu11, of the Perry county
court. Th* law, he declared In hie
decree, la In derogation of the Pennsyl
vania constitution. He quotes figures
of th« earnings to show that the en
forcement of the rate ordained by tbe
act would bo confiscatory
Feline and Paaeengera Fight.
San Francisco.— There were numer
ous riots in the southern and missten
districts Friday night ns a result of
an attempt by the police tt enforce
the ordinance designed to prevent the
over-crowding of street cere. When
thft notice tried to Cftivy oat ozHera the
la • roll Irion between a freight an*
train near WUMRk, Soil ,
eleven passengers were Injured, but
non« nertouRty.
William McClain, an expraaaaaan of
fteno, Nevada, took a doaa 0f carbolic
acid, during a fit of despondency, and
dead before medical aid arrived
Believed to be the victim of the
Black Hand, or of a Sicilian vendetta,
Cerardo Carnivall, a market gardener,
shot through the bead and killed
when returning to hi* truck farm in
the outskirts of Denver.
Representatives of certain corpora
tions in Seattle are cited to appear be
fore the Central labor council on com
plaint of the atriklng telegraphers to
show cause why they should not be
placed on the unfair Hal by the htl-or
Socialism in the Pacific northwest
will build it* Utopia at Adrian near
the Grand Coulee, weit of Spokane if
the plans formulated by the Adrian
Irrigation company, just incorporat'd
under tue laws of Washington, with
$300,000 capital, are worked out.
Warrant* hate been issued for tha
arrrat of Earl Sfeen and others, proani
nent stockmen in the Wallowa «er
lion of eastern Oregon, charged with
th« theft of a large number of cattle
belonging to the Madden brolben 1 and
F - w Ketienbach. of l-ewlston. Idaho.
Charles A. Reynolds, proprietor of
a bath-house in Portland, ha* been
acquitted of the charge of murdering
Georg* Hibbin. or Herbert, a musi
cian. who came there recently from
Walla Walla. Reynold* set up (ha
plea that, he was justified in his act
because Hibbin bad despoiled Rey
no.d'a home.
Taking advantage of a wewnion law
ot 1508, Latah county, Idaho, la about
to begin organisation of a county agri
cultural fair. Judge S. 8 . Denning, in
looking through a copy of the session
laws of the state legislature of 1905,
finds that an act permits countie* to
use one-half mil! of the county assess
ment for fair purpose*.
Grace Gidley. the daughter and heir
of William J. Gidley. an old Mage
line driver, who died in Montana in
1896. baa been located in Kansas City ■
after a search of eleven years. Gidley
left an estate, composed principally of
Billings. Mont, realty, to his daugh
ter, and the lawyer* have been search
ing for her all this time
Joe Pa*sha. an Assyrian, was shot
and instanly killed by Robert Mulkey
In a saloon at Thermo poll*. Wyo
Mulkey fired four ballet* into Pasaha's
ix>dy without apparent provocation Hft
fled, but was captured and turned over
to the authorities, but escaped a ree
led time while being taken to Lander.
Feeling against him Is high.
It is learned here on reliable iafor
nation that the Uni -n-Rarifl; hi
carted with the Rock Island railroad
Jor 50.000 carloads of Rherman hill
gravel, to be delivered to that
pan y ai Denver for the ballasting of
Jie entire iine from Denver to Chl
The delivery will begin the op
"ning of the season next year.
A shipment of 12.400 sheep, most of
'he animal« being consigned to Swift
ft Co., at Chicago, wag held In quaran
tine at the stock yards at I-a ramie,
xnd dipped before being moved. A fed
eral Inspector found one bunch of
sheep affected with »cable*, and a* th*
it hers had been exposed. It wa* decid
ed to order the whole lot dipped
Laure!. Mont., was practical) y wiped
oat on the lSth by fire which dewtroyed
the business center and which would
have destroyed the entire city had not
The km* 1 »
dynamite been used,
placed at between $150,040 and $250.
040 and the buildings destroyed in
clude the bank, postoffice and two
large general merchandise store*
A hold-up, which for boldness an Î
nerve has never been equalled, oc
curred in Butte one night laat week.
A lone masked man walked Into a
saloon, gun In hand, and in the pres
ence of some twenty customers robbed
the till of about $35. At the time
there were dozens of people on the
street and lea* than half a block away
a policeman was on duty.
The Ely. Nevada, police, postal au
thorities and officials of the Giroux
Consolidated Mining company, are try
ing to explain the mysterious diaap
pears nee of pay checks aggregating
$1,644, which were sent to the post
office for shipment The Setter» wer«
sent by a drayman to Ik- posted, who in
turn entrusted them to a stranger
Neither the letter« or the Stranger
have since been seen.
When about to board the overland
limited, bound for Philadelphia, and uV»
timately destined for Oxford univer-^*'
city, England. Arthur St. Clair of
Deeth, a student of the state univer
sity, the only Rhodes scholarship man
ever rent from Nevada,, wa* made tho
victim of the theft of a suitcase con
taining his clothing, credentials and
(«ersoaal belongings- .
Ely, Nevada papers are rather proud
of the license collections for th« quar
ter ending September 1. Thla Is In
teresting the tenderfoot population be
cause Of $10,400 collected $4-514 waa
collected front gambling honsaa. $404
from saloons and tl.DW from danco
A flock of mallard ducks flew Ifflut
high tension electric wires fifteen mites
from Vancouver, B. C. The current
wan short circuited and WttÊJÊÊm
age waa done ta th* YaaoemftMffi|
house. Street cars mAMH
were put out of

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