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fHK OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: SEPTEMBER 13. 1003.
ENGLlSn ON BECKER STORY
County Attorney Says it May Be Vital
Link in Chain.
SORRY POLICE DID NOT TELL HIM
m Firm Kaorrlcdae of It Came from
The Mee Insurance lorapnnlrs
Now iirt Bar la
County Attorney English Saturday morn
ing investigated the tory of Mrs. J. A.
Do. kcr. who saw three strange men near
litr home at Forty-firKt and Dodge streets,
about 3 o'clock on the morning of the
"limiting of Dr. Fred T. Rustin.
"The story she. told me was substantially
that printed In The Hce this morning,"
said Mr. English. "I knew nothing of this
bit of possible evidence until I saw It in
The pre. T talked to both Mrs. Becker
and her daughter and got a complete state
"Do you consider the slory Important?"
"It may be," he said. "Of course thcTe
may be no connection between the three
men and the Rustln case. On the other
hand there maybe a close connection be
Mr. English expressed surprise and dis
appointment that the police, since a mem
ber of the force went to the Becker house
and took Mrs. Becker's statement and
that of her daughter the morning of the
tragedy, did not aee fit to give him the
benefit of the Information so that he might
have made use of It at the Inquest and In
the early stages of the Investigation.
Mr. English said he had heard nothing
of the finding of a cigar stump and a
cigaret stump on the Rustln front porch
the morning of the tragedy except what he
had sen In the paper.
Insurance Companies flair.
Three Insurance companies In wnich Dr.
Runt In carried accident policies have gone
Into district court to secure order "to
perpetuate the testimony" of Mrs. Ahble
Rlre and Charles E. Davis. The application
was made by Greene, Breckenrldge &
Matters, attorneys for all three companies,
In order to preserve In such shape that It
can be used In raso a suit arises over the
Insurance, the most Important parts of
the statements given by Mrs. Rice and Mr.
The companies Interested are the Aetna
Life Insurance company of Hartford In
which he held a policy of $10,000; the Em
ployers Liability Assurance Corporation of
London In which he had a policy for $5,000
and the Travelers Insurance company of
Hartford In which he held an additional
The petition carefully avoids taking any
position on the question aa to how Dr.
Rustln came to hia death. It merely states
h:s dentil occurred under circumstances
that lend to a public Inquiry and that Mrs.
Rice and Mr. Davis were Important wit
nesses. The. petition also say the petition
ers have reason to believe Mrs. Rustln
will begin suit against them on the policies
and the evidence of the two witnesses will
The petitioners say they fear both of
the witnesses may leave the state or dis
appear, ao that this testimony could not
be secured If suits should be filed.
"There Is no significance to be attached
to the filing cf these applications?" said
Mr. Ureckenrldge. "Wo merely desire to
preserve the testimony In case we should
want to use It In the future. The evidence
given befora the coroner would be of little
use to us In cuso the witnesses should dis
appear. This proceeding will enable us to
put the evidence In shape to use It In case
we cannot find the witnesses when the
Accompanying tbe applications was a list
of questions to be asked each witness,
covering the Important points In the testi
mony beforo the coroner.
The hearing will be held before Judge
Button next Saturday morning.
Wealth of Charles E. Davis.
To curry out the provisions of the will of
Thomaa Davis, father of V. H. Davis,
Charles E. DjvIs Hiid Latham Davis, a
st jck company was formed four years
after his death, In 1SS9, to be known as tho
Thomas Davis Real Estate company. The
capital stock of this incorporation was
valued at litis and by the provisions of
the agreement between the heirs .each cf
tli" sins r'eiverl nn -font tli of the t nk
Charles Da.is was t ..n entitled t 'it
Share of this company s property, which
Wat diiected hy K. M. Davis. Iat :am Da
Ma ami C. T. Kountr.-. Th.s s:iar- ,.f th
Davis company would be worth $4.. '), at
par. and It Is mentioned in tho Davis will
that from hia father, '. K. Davis had re
ceived SHm In 1V". This makes the
known property which has leen In the
possession of Mr. Davis about Itfj.'UO.
Altornejs Cull on thief,
"We vvoul l rather talk about inrn and
what a fl ic thlna thir hot w nthcr Is f .r
Nebraska's crop. This weather is gieat,
In this mann r W. K. (iurley and Ifi.tc
K. Congdon, attorneys for Ch.it li s E.
Davis, churned with the munler of Dr.
RuM in. w arded off the new spaper men
Saturday meriting when they called on
the chnf of police in his office In the cltv
bull. Th. y declined to say if there w as
anything new In connection with the case
and refused to divulge tho tiaiurc of their
chII on tho chief.
After they had gone, Chief Donahue gave
It cut that toe attori cys for the ch f, rise
wanted to freshen tie ir minds some a to
the route Dr. Rust in, Mrs. Rico, Charley
Davis and any others are supposed to
have taken mi the night before or on the
morning of the tragedy. The chief said he
believed the attorneys had In mind a visit
to the Rustln home, us they asked about
the premises, hi.w tho house Is situated,
the direction of the bam from the house
and kindred questions.
Chief Donahue says that the revolver
with which Dr. Rustin was killed has not
as yet been found and declines to say
whether any new evldi rce has been se
cured by the detectives working on tin
.Never Had Heavy l.ossea.
What disposition Mr. Davis has made of
this property since he inherited It Is not
known, nor can a definite statement be
gotten from cither of his law vers, I. K.
Congdon and W. K. tJmicy. It is known,
however, that he has never suffered any
heavy losses sinie he obtained his prop
erty and Is a man of inexpensive habits.
In the property which he has had a share,
the whole block between Eighth and Ninth
and Howard am! Jackson, Is indudid. It
was originally held by his mother, Mrs.
Elizabeth Davis, who left nn estate of
more than JHfi.noo at her death In lKjo, and
Charlea Davis received a share of this
fortune. The block on Howard street Is
now In the possession of the Thomas Davis
Real Estate company.
RUSS BARON VISITS ARMY
Military Attache or Csnr'a Embassy
Comes to gee the Signal
Baron de Bode, a military attache of the
Russian embassy at Washington, la mak
ing a visit to Omaha for the purpose of
watching the operations of the t.'nited
States Signal corps at Fort Omaha. The
baron talks with a very slight foreign ac
cent and exhibits In his manner both his
European birth and his diplomatic train
ing. When questioned as to his purpose" in
visiting Omaha, as he stood In the lobby of
the Paxton hotel Saturday morning, be
pulled at his long military mustache and
replied pleasantly, with a flourish of his
"Oh, I am Just here to visit the signal
corps at Fort Omaha, where Colonel Ulass
ford Is in command, J understand. I um a
military attache of tho Russian embassy,
you know, and I have been at Fort Riley,
down in Kansas, watching the maneuvers
"I admire very much the American army.
This Is my first visit to this country und I
do not like it around New York and Wash
ington too thickly settled. But in Kansas
oh, that country I like very much. There
is so much open space; it Is like Russia.
I can stay here only a short time, as 1
must go back to Washington, but I like
this country; I like the land broad and
open like my own country."
riee? breathing fctlps greatly In developing
lh :.et. Evpr morning upon rtalng anil at
r.lshl beforo retiring ; sftarwarle rasaae wild
MrbOKOSK crfam ana 1 tlmts a day take
WlllaM White Co. s Vaocslre vtelsga Tablets.
Di Ink plntr of cold watar. avoid alt drinks
containing add. sod wlihln a short time the
hurt measure will ha Increawd to tee as
tent of rrveral Inchea-allls VHrlys. Amerlon s
greatest aothurlty on health and beauty cul
ture. Thin, N8NQUS, Undeveloped Woman
WILIARD WHITE CO.'S
are hlgtaij nvkireea by alt the nv noted
aatncsirie as FMaaty and Health Culture.
BC Loots. Mo.. Jon I. UST7.
Writers 'Whit Oavuv, CbteMO. HI:
ill Minus 1 wish to thank jr for vhat
Tsaraa-e tsstrts TnMrts have done U me. 1
b7n taking Ukjs eart7 last tall and welsh
la in u mils, we- eery aniiaw and h4
htearbea an mr tar, t hsv taken in all
fie deans Vaeas ansl weigh In) poamaa Mr
comptaUA hi etaar. cfceeh scar. 7 brbrni
an 4 two. n juee baa tncreneed tout
bdm I narhnul am any sail si baaJta he
iu t Imerm trw the rune I had takes
hJf nf nty mmt boa f Tom tahteu. Very
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THK t'VT. raaueg M starennen. tjt'br
parir M yu are uessain. narvnaa. than and
Soativ a sand ww and reetfa! aVeee try
bcs. tf Ot St Tfctiins ax ooe thl otiV
ful attart. OKK HOI TiUiT iaw tautm
than rant arenas Bajaht SloWi V it
e-aiarts cvsanoa la iue Irttrul !
lOoaaariaw an .a.iatlniltMiie ef lAmm.
tmtvii m envy a tana., rritm far Uaatad
stma. (1 has. Ha.
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M. loroae BoUIT Oeaaa aad a avre aajupla
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wa aad ahtn lwd wbslh unecljari
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OXa suaa Jaeaaaurj- hs.
SCHOOL STARTS OFF WELL
First Week Is Sacceafol Uesplle Lack
of Kooni, flays Superlnten
"The first week of school has been emi
nently successful, even though we have
been crowded for room and have an ex
ceedingly large enrollment." said Superin
tendent Pavidson of the city schools Sat
urday morning;. "Every room In all the
school buildings is crowded, especially in
the hisli school and the Lothrop building,
but we have got along very nicely, and I
think we can manage all right until the
additions to the several buildli'gs are com
pleted, when the congestion will be re
Tho number unrolled for manual train
ing at the high school is double that of
last year, and J. K. Wlgman, the instruc
tor, says that ho and hia assistant have no
rest hour during the day. There Is a con
tinuous stream of classes from the opening
of school In the morning unli the clOJrf
In the afternoon, with the exception of
twenty minutes during the noon hour.
PIECES OF JOEY ORDERS
I'raarnienla Indicate Theft of Paper
and Ottiriala Are Looking
Into tbe Case.
Fragment of severu! partially .letiti oj id
posuilfue money orders Were found on
Dodge street Fiiday afternoon by one of
the letter carriers und turnet over to the
poslofliee authorities for inventlgation. It
m difficult to determine what the
amounts of the orders were, but some of
them were evidently payable in Omaha,
und one bore the postmark of Alnswoith.
The oideia had been torn Into minute frag
ments as if having been destroyed pur
posely and are evidently the proceeds of
The impression prevails that the orders
ero tilulcn from some concern la Omaha.
The enly means of locating the destroyed
orders will be th comparison of leiieia of
advice from the issuing office when inquiry
Is ma.le about them.
Bee want ads produce results.
STREHL0W GETS BIG JOBS
Kapualtlou t'ontractor Lands oa
trarta fcr Alnakan-V uUou-l'a-rifle
R. C. Strthlow, "exposition contractor."
Who has Just completed the "Twin Mi
Jeatlc" apartments on North Slxteenlh
street, has secured a large number of con
tracts for buildings at Searr.le for toil
Alaaka-Tukon-Pacif le exposition.
air. Btrehlow, accompanied by Mia. P-treh-low,
will leave Sunday for Seattle, where
they will spend three weeks, and then go
to California for about the same time.
While In Seattle Mr. Htrehlow will attend
to business in connection with the build
ings be will erect for the big exposition of
tbe Pacific coast.
lajared In a Klre
or bruised by fall; apply Purklen's
Arnica Falve. Cures burns, wounds, sws,
etsram. piles. Ourntil t&c Beaton
j Dru Ct
d Furniture Stock of the Omaha Clothing and Furniture Co.,
K am r.m m vessj m mnmm sh aeass sva ana aw e-sa, n aaash sa. m saapa emv rewy sassa n wrym
$50,000 Stock Bought at 50 Cents on the Dollar
1310-18 Fnrnam O
l ne opportunity ot a lifetime cnance to save Mi per cent on your purchases a rare oppor- r
Otunity that may not be presented to you for many years. Every article of this entire stock must
11.11 1 1 r II'.'. I.I II 1 .1' I
q aDsoiuteiy De cioseu out at once. Your sen interest can Dest oe servctt Dy attenuing tnts saic. q
EASY PAYMENTS JUST THE SAIV1E Q
From th Omaha Clothing
& Furnltur Company at
From tha Omaha Cloth
ing & Furnltura Co. at
From th Omaha Cloth
ing & Furnltura Co. at
From tha Omaha Clothing
and Furnltura Co. at
From tha Omaha Clothing
and Furnltura Co. at
An excellent opportunity to obtain a high grade TABBI
COBS LEaTHEl COUCH at A fraction of Its real vhIuo.
These couches are made of solid onk frame and are upholst
ered in fahricord leather that is puiiranteed to wear as well
us genuine leather and will not crack or peal
off The Omaha Clothing and Furniture Com
pany's price was 117 ail, our price
PARLOR SUITS ttlV.Xrtil Vr. Half Price
ISO IT BEDS made of spnciallv se.
lectid materials and finished with
three coats of htnh ki,i,,. ,.inini-l
Have h-avy ornamontul chilli im,t
steej atiKle rails anil are t aiaa
of a fancy dtin. their .I. f fl
price 17.60, our price Wl Hsf
DRKSSKRS Made of solid
oak, three large and roomy
drawers, French bevel plate
mlrrorB, their price $13.50
our price, "J "fjn
Ilockprs A larRp assort
ment to select from.
Rockers like cut madu
of selected stock cobbler
seats, highly finished.
their price $4,
our price ....
yKWTvm: -tew vF
SIDEBOARDS made of solid
oak of selected grain French
bevel plate mirror of hla-h
iiriiuaiicv. oeHi or construc
tion, tmialm C'lothlne;
r urnirure i,om-
i.50, our price.
We have thousands
of other items such as
Iron Beds, Extension
Tables, Dressers, Buf
fets, China Closets,
etc. All offered you
at exactly one-half
FABXiOB STXITS This irreat purchase enables us to offer you some
extraordinary values In parlor Roods. During; this sale we offer
you three-piece parlor suits, mahogany finished frames highly pol
ished and upholstered in fancy velours of a very
pretty design. Omaha Clothing and Furniture
Company s price, f 27.60, our price
v ll k. t V.a '
CHIITA CLOSETS made of n
looted solid mk of a beautiful
grain. ilv bent glass ends
double strength, groved shelves
Tor plates. I hey Hre very highly
poiisnen inn extra wen
constructed, their prlco
IA2.50, our price.,...
SEWIKO BOCKEBS fin
ished in goUlon nnk.
Omaha nothing and
r urniture coin-
16Iii & FARNAM STREETS, OMAHA.
(The Peoples T lrniturs and Carpet Co. Ertablishsd in 1887.)
Dig Cut on
M WWier f aV Wrl -ruasl .V.n1..n1.. I. n.....nl I n. ...... J
a jiaiM avavMWaia nuniMiit'i.t inc ixni i i ii in 1 1 1 1 1 n trvt-i (UllTfCI
In a I'lrat c lutm hiKli rail st'p rnnK tnarff of h npcclal kuhko
- .t.w.l nnH im-K-'.-t,... U.w.l ill, Llol, n.,ul l......v sW ana. a.
oven finrt four nunilirr li'ls. ntnHlm ('Inth.nK
and Furniture t'ompany'H prico $.iri.')0, our price..
GIRL DEFIES STILL HUNTERS
Kentucky's Maid of the Moonshine
Outwits Government Officials.
MIGHTY HANDY WITH A GUN
Asserts and Maintains Her Sovereign
Rla-ht to Make Her Own llrand
of noose from Her
Down behind a natural fortress of huge
bowlders In eavtern Kentucky a woman
who has not yet seen he.r thirtieth birthday
is calmly. Intrepidly and S'icces.-.f ully de
fying the mighty government of the L'nlted
A few days ngo, siugle-hiindod, she best
back a posse of the b-st revenue officers
1'ncle Sam could muster. Her aim is true
and her belief In her sjvirelgn r.fiht to
make her own brand of whisky from her
own corn is supreme and Immovable.
Mary Fouls, aged 27, i.i Aniereica's only
moonshine mal l, and she Is a moonshiner
by birth. Inclination and training. Hrr
father was a moonshiner before her, and
the several ramifications of her family
hold records for battle with revenue of
ficers that any mountaineer might envy.
Tor flirty years the Heaver Creek district,
on the Knott-Klojd-I.etcher border, nan
been a moonshine stronghold, the scene o'
many a pitched battle between moonshine-,
ar.d government officials. Blood of bott
sides has stained its nurrow ravines and
picturesnue mountain paths. If a recor.'
of lives sold for the mountain brew had
been kept, doubtless the greater number of
notches would have been cut by t'nele Kam
Hut when it came to this woman, this tall,
stalwart, calm-eyed, sure-aiming young
woman on her native heath. Uncle Sim
was baffled. Chivalry died hard, even when
hacked by law and Justice, and to send his
picked shots against a woman was more
than even I nele Sum wanted to do. In
time the clash had to come, yet the woman
won against tha law and its armed offi
cers. Mary Fouts was born Ira the rude home
where she now distills what Is said to he
the best brand of whisky obtainable in all
Kentucky. Her baby eyes studied the still
and her baby ears learned to catch quick,
ominous whispers. Just as the child of tlie
proverbial artlut accepts poverty as the
price of parental genius, as the child of
the king believes that royalty can do no
wrong, so this child cf the mountains be
lieved that making whisky without govern
ment c Tent was the Inalienable right of
Faith la Moantala, Traditions.
Her parents were a-mblttous for the llt
tlo Mary, however, and sent her to school,
where she proved exceptionally bright and
acquired an amount of "book learning"
whicii dazzled her humble relatives. But
she never forgot her love of the mountain
life and never lost her grip on mountain
When other girls were writing notes to
each other In school or making paper
dills. Mary Fouts was drawing pictures of
:ioi. and finally sh pivsi-uled tj hei
astonished teacher a porfect reproduction
of a still, Incudlng the "worm" which she
had evolved from some odd bits of copper
that came her way.
Liuring her Uth year, when homo on her
vacation, she made a "run" of very fair
moonlight whisky In an old coffee boiler in
her mother's kitchen. At lt, her educa
tion finished, Mary Fouts declared againsi
muslin frocks and cross-roads dunces. She
warned the free, If hazardous, life of th.
A woman 'shiner! Kven bold Kentucky
Women there were who had protected
their "men," and fought for their "men"
and even died for their "men" but a
woman who wanted to be a leader of men
In nioonshining, well, that was goinn
A few years later Mary Fouls came Into
her own. Her father died, and she be
came the head of his household und the
manipulator of his famous si ill.
Ai.d what was more, Mary Fonts made
a whisky of no mean reputation. She
rals d her own crop of corn and coaxed it
as only a farmer who loves his growing
things can coax. And then she made It
Into the right sort of whisky, pure and
Straight floods, This.
"I would not adulterate my whisky for
any price, nor for the whole world." said
Miss Fouls In a recent interview and she
meant it. No head of a great food factoiy
ever rcgaided the output of hl3 establish
ment Willi greater reverence and pride and
afrection than dors Mary Fouts the pro
luce of lor Illicit still. And down there
in Ki mucky when a man wants the real
thing in whiskey he demands Mary Fouls'
v.hisky. willingly paying the higher price
asked for her brand.
Now, of cnui'se, the l'nlted Suites gov
rniiuiit, with lt. mighty satem of offi
ce! s and splep, wss not Ignorant of Mary
Fonts and her calm, nnwawring viola
tion of the laws. R;t how to reach Mary
Fouts without sacrificing national prld
by spilling the blood of a woman !
siinird only because she thought It no sin,
but her r i k 1 i t . was a problem even for a
ificat government. If Mary Fonts would
l.indly sneak out of her slrnsllold mil
m u t it -r u man in cold blood, then the law
might take Its course. Hut Mary Fou:s
was distressingly peaceable and Imius
ttlsus. She attended snictly to her own
Msry Fonts did not come to town nor
haunt l.it;hays. Hut she certainly did
know how to guard her properly, par
ticularly her s ill. Ti Is had a natural bir
ricude of rocks, und lnhiiid this barri ad'1
Mary Fonts kept a lolleitlon of Win
chester ar.d ammunition which meant a
fight to the finish and It is a sorry thing
for a po-e of men to find themselves
fighting against one intrej Id woman who
had been a"iu of no greater otfense
than turning the product of her own land
into rash according to the mettled fol
lowed by her ancestors for generations.
And of these anceHlois she was as proud
as tne scions uf Knullsli nobility of the
ancestors who fought under WIHI-ini the
A Bold Itefl.
But sotneihli.g had to be done. There
were seen counts against Miss Fonts
The government felt that patience, eves
wall a fair woman, had ceased to be u
virtue. The dignity of the law must be 1
maintained, without bloodshed, if possible,
with bloodshed If necessary. But first
A revenue officer sent to Miss Fouts hy
a trusted friend of the moonshiner this
message in writing.
"Meet us at the school house on Heaver
Creek Thursday and promise you will
never violate the law, never moonshine
.iny more, and we will see to It that you
ara fully pardoned for all."
"I will never meet you," was her curt
reply, and to her mother she Kiild:
"There's no use talking, I will keep this
still going In spite of all tho government.
It la a duty to you I mean to fulfill. Father
stilled all his life and stilled good whisky.
There is no reason why we Hhouhln't keep
up the family reputation. They will r'ver
take mo nllve." she is said to have added.
For, you see. Mary Fouts, for all her
contempt of government und the law, is
no rude mountain woman of uncouth bear
ing and rough) r speech. She Is the em
bodiment of the twentieth century business
woman a-bloom In Kentucky hills.
Bo the ciualnt old Fonts homestead was
put in a state of siege. The Wirx 'heaters
were cleaned, loaded and m ide ready. The
revenue men were sure to come sfier that
And come they did, headed by l'nlted
Stales Marshal F. M. lllair, one of the
most determined and successful men in the
revenue service. With him was a picked
posse, and Ip fore him. well barricaded by
a natural breastwuk of Impenetrable rock,
was Mary Fouts, the moonshine maid, with
Winchesters and ammurition enough to
stand uff an army.
According to the of fleers' story they
pressed forward i nd then Mary Fouts fired
She deliberately, say the revenue men,
opened the fignt and made it possible for
the revenue men to do their duty. They
returned the fire, to a man, but Mary
Fouts was cafe behind the bowlders. On
ward they pressed, and for half an hour
the mimic, one-slibd battle raged; then
licpoty Marshal lilram Day fell, sorely
wourded. and was carried away on a
stretcher by his baffh'd companions.
What will happen to Maty Fouts depends
upon the outcome of Day's wound. If It
proves fatal, as the doctors predict, Mary
Fouls will have to faio a charge of mur
der without the mitigating plea of self
defense, and I'nele S im's sensu of chivalry
will not be violated. Hut at the time of
wining, Mary Fouts. tiie moonshine maid,
reigns undistuibed In the Kentucky hills,
calmly "stilllrig" the corn-colored blew that
is the pride ar.d the Joy of Kentucky con
noisseur,. New York World.
In. He could swallow clams faster than
any man could open them, und he had
Kverett panting when he had reached the
second hundred. Hut the opener had a
reputation to sustain, and lie manfully
kept ut his task. He struggled through
the third hundred, then took another knife
and begun again. The man who hud mad"
tho bet that his friend could not do the
trick finally announced "4Hi ' and calmly
paid over the $10.
"Why. that's nothing." said Uttle Neck
Silas. "I could go 3ln more without turn
ing a hair."
"Ten dollars more that you can't," said
"You're on. Begin opening," answered
On the contest went, and a IV) more
clams went without a gisp. Then there
appeared to be trouble, but the clams kept
on disappearing. The 175 mark passed,
and the end was in sight. At number l"jl
then- was n gasp and it was all over.
"I. it tie Nock Silas," how ever, entered a
protest. H hnd some clams larger thun lit
tle necks, and these had b" n used whn thu
smaller ones were nil gone. This whs not
allowed, however, and he hud to give back
the $!o he had got for the first WD.-New
The crabbed lutein lor and the aged spin
ster sat suffering; in the concert hall.
The selections wire apparently entirely
unfamiliar to the gentleman; Iml when the
"Wedding March" of Mendelssohn was be
gun he pricked up his eurs.
"That sounds familiar," he said. "I'm
not strong on these clssslcul pieces, but
I Here's a good 'tin! What is It ?" The
spinster rust down her eyes.
"That." she told him. demurely, "Is tha
'Maiden's ITaycr" "Judge.
GREATEST CLAM GUZZLER
"l.lllle eek sllas" Puis a Few U ash
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The battery section of New Y'ork City
scored a new record when "Little Neck
Silas" came over ft mil Tompkinsville, con
sumed dims and came within two of
winning a bet of i0.
Tie event took place at the stand of
Dave Kverett, which faies the South Ferry.
Itie two betters appeared, and the larger
man of the two asked Dave If he had
enough clams on hand to settle a wasjer.
Everett said be bad and Silas started right
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