The Polk County post. (Independence, Or.) 1918-19??, March 29, 1918, Image 4

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a g a in s t 550,000,000 bush els in o u r
ADVANTAGES O r DRIED
F R U IT S AND V EGETABLES co u n try .
T h e process of d oing th is is very
m
(S ta te m en t of E. C lem en t Horst sim p le. It involves no p a te n t w h a t­
ev er -that is th e proves involves no
Before S e n a te C om m ittee)
p a te n t.
mi
As to th e su b je c t of expense, of
T h e re a re m in o r fea tu re s of it, I
co u rse th e d ried v egetable is not
p e rh a p s, affectin g th e cost of o p e r - :
g oing to b.' • l . s ch e a p as th e fresh
a tio n th a t a re covered by p a t e n ts ,1
v egetable, b ecause th e re is th e cost
» , *
b u t th e y c a n be u tte rly ig n o red , a s
of d ry in g , th a t is, if you ta k e th e
th ey a re of no v a lu e win tev er in th e
Ni Vi
fre sh veg etab le in season a n d d ry
g e n e ra l p ro position. T h e b u s in e s s 1
it you h av e th e a d d itio n a l expense
is v ery sim p le; th e re is no secret
of d ry in g th e product. B u t w hen
a b o u t it. T h e su m a n d su b sta n c e \
you ta k e th e v egetable o u t of se a ­
of th e p ro p o sitio n is to d ry th e p ro ­
son, th e n th e d rie d p ro d u ct w ill be
d u ct q u ick ly , a n d not too q u ick ly ,
c h e a p e r th a n th e fresh p ro d u ct and
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an d to use o n ly a ir in d o in g it.
f a r c h e a p e r th a n c a n n ed goods
| A nd a n y p la n t by w h ich th e a i r is
F o r ex a m p le , a case of can n ed
| ru n th ro u g h th e p ro d u ct in suffici-
solid pack to m ato es - 2 dozen tins,
j e n t q u a n titie s w ill d ry th e p ro d u ct
w h ich w eigh 2 p o u n d s ea ch , th e
! in p ro p o rtio n to th e w a te r-c a rry in g
g ross w eight of th e case being CO
j c a p a c ity of th e a ir th a t is p assed
p o u n d s, a n d you h av e $4 for a case
| th ro u g h th e pro d u ct.
In o th e r
of to m a to e s co n ta in in g a to ta l of
j w ords, if you ta k e a ir at o rd in a ry
lio t over 15 ce n ts o rig in al cost of
h u m id ity , say , a b o u t 75 p e r cent,
tom atoes. In o th e r w ords, you have
th e re is 25 p e r c e n t left for w ater-
s p e n t $3.85 to preserv e 15 ce n ts’
c a ry in g a b ility of th e air, a n d a t
" f * H im
w o rth of to m ato es
low te m p e ra tu re th a t w a te r-c a rry ­
T h e sa m e illu stra tio n h o ld s good
ing a b ility is v ery sm all, a n d you ■
in a n u m b e r of o th e r p ro d u c ts to
w ould have to d riv e en o rm o u s |
r
th e sam e e x te n t a n d to a le sse r ex­
q u a n titie s of a ir th o u g h th e pro- i
te n t in all vegetables th a t a r e c a n ­
d u ct, w h ile by ra isin g th e te m p e r­
ned. T he cost of dried vegetables
a tu re to say, 150, 110 o r 150 d egrees
is the cost of d ry in g plus th e cost
you do a b so lu te ly no in ju ry to t h e .
of fresh v eg e ta b les; in o th e r w ords,
p ro d u ct a n d you g re a tly in c re ase
in ro u n d figures th e cost of dried
th e d ry in g ca p a c ity of th e air. In
v eg etab les is less th a n d o uble th e
o th e r w ords, sa y , a t 150 d egrees
o rig in a l fa rm p rice of fresh vege­
you d ry ro u g h ly a b o u t te n tim es as j
ta b le s, w h ile w ith c a n n in g it ta k es
fast a s w ith th e a i r at 80 degrees, j
often m ore th a n tw en ty tim e s th e
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f h a v e n ot those fig u res in m y m in d
cost of fresh vegetables to m ake
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b u t I h av e a m e m o ra n d u m h ere in |
th e cost of th e c a n n ed p roduct.
m y p o ck et from w h ich I can g et th e |
On th e q u e stio n of w e ig h t an d
figures, if you ca re to h av e them .
tr a n s p o rta tio n , a 00-pound case of
You ca n g et up a hom e d ry e r j
c a n n e d tom atoes, w hen th e to m a ­
w ith w h ich you c a n d ry celery tip s |
to e s a re d ried ,g iv es you in round
a n d y o u r od d s a n d en d s a ro u n d th e
fig u res, 2x/\ p o u n d s of th e dried
h ouse. T he D e p a rtm e n t of A gri- j
p ro d u ct.
c u ltu re lias been w o rk in g o n it. j
T h e sam e illu stra tio n ro u g h ly
T h ey h a v e th e p la n s an d th e y k n o w |
h o ld s good of o th e r v egetables, like
th e co st b e tte r th a n I do. B u t it can- j
Again the Silent Refusal.
sp in a c h , a n d p e rh a p s sp ro u ts, and
n o t be m ore th a n $20 I suppose. Of I
a ll these o th e r ligh t-w eig h t vege
" I ’ll sign a check on Captain Con­ after knowin’ w hat he'd did.” All eyes
co u rse you h a v e n o t m u c h c a p a c ity
ta b le s th a t c o n ta in m u c h m o istu re ,
stan tin e for five thousand. H ere’s my were turned accusingly upon Malemute
w ith su ch a n o u tfit. F or p rac tica l papers. I ’m authorized to draw at my Kid, who rose from the com er where
sa y , so m e th in g like 75 to 95 p er
b u sin e ss—th a t is, to ru n d ry in g on own discretion.”
he had been making Babette com forta­
c e n t m o istu re.
a sc ale su ch a s it o u g h t to be d one
Again the silent refusal.
ble and silently emptied the bowl for a
W h en you h av e c a n n ed goods,
in th is c o u n try —you w ill n eed larg e
final round of punch.
“Then
I
’ll
requisition
them
in
the
y o u h av e to sh ip not on ly th e c a n ­
p la n ts, a n d th o se p la n ts o u g h t to name of the queen.”
“I t’s a cold night, boys—a b itter cold
n ed goods b u t you have to sh ip tin
Smiling increduously, the Kid glanced night,” was the irrelevant commence-
be d istrib u te d th ro u g h o u t th e U nited
e q u a l a m o u n t of ca rs of em pty
S ta te s in th e a g ric u ltu ra l d istric ts a t his well stocked arsenal, and the ment of his defense. “You’ve all trav-
c a n s to th e ca n n ery . F o r in stan c e,
to a rr a n g e for th e d iffe ren t p ro ­ Engllshman. realizing his impotency, eled trail and know w hat th a t stands
50 c a r loads of c a n n ed to m ato es
turned for the door. But, the dog driv- | for. D on't jum p a dog when he’s
ducts.
w ould be equal to 1 c a r load of dried
ers still objecting, he whirled upon down. You’ve only heard one side. A
V eg etab les w ill not lose th e ir them fiercely, calling them women and i w hiter man than Jack W estondale nev-
tom atoes.
* * * * If you ta k e
flavor a s co m p ared w ith cooked eurs. The sw art face of the older half- | er ate from the sam e pot nor stretched
th e to m ato es of 50 co r loads of
vegetables. If you ta k e a ra w v eg­ breed flushed angrily as he drew him -1 blanket with you or me. L ast fall he
c a n n e d to m ato es an d d ry them ,
etab le , d ry it, a n d th e n so ak it— self up nnd promised in good, round gave his whole clean-up. forty thou-
y ou w ill h av e one c a r load o f dried
th a t is, put th e w a te r back in it—it term s th a t he would travel his leader j sand, to Joe Castrell to buy in on Do-
to m ato es.
* * * T he c o n te n ts of
is not going to tn sle , uncooked, th e off his legs and would then be delight- minion. Today he'd be a millionaire.
50 c a r loads of c a n n ed to m a to e s * *
B ut while he stayed behind at Circle
sam e a s th e fresh fru it o r v eg etab le ed to plant him in the snow.
ca n be p u t in one carload. * * * |
T he young officer—and it required City, taking care of his partn er with
does before d ried . B ut if you ta k e
W h en you h a v e 50 c a r loads of j
the scurvy, w hat does Castrell do?
the tw o p ro d u cts an d cook th em , his whole will—walked steadily to the Goes Into M cFarland’s, jum ps the lim­
c a n n e d tom atoes, you have to add
door, exhibiting a freshness he did not
th e n you h av e th e d ried p ro d u ct possess. B ut they all knew and ap ­ it and drops the whole sack. Found
on a n o th e r 50 c a rs for th e move I
a t le a st as good as th e fresh p ro ­ preciated his proud effort. Nor could him dead in the snow the next day.
m erit of th e em p ty ca n s from tin'
d u ct, u n less, p erc h an ce , you ta k e be veil the tw inges of agony th a t shot And poor Jack laying his plans to go
c a n factory to th e can n ery . That
y o u r fresh p ro d u ct d ire c tly on th e across his face. Covered w ith frost, out this w inter to his wife and the
m a k e s 00 cars.
farm a n d cal it on the farm . You the dogs w ere curled up in the snow, boy he's never seen. You'll notice he
’ T hen, a g a in you have in a ca r
I get a c risp n e ss a n d sn a p p iu e ss on and it w as almost impossible to get took exactly w hat his partn er lost—
lo a d of c a n n ed tom atoes 10,000
forty thousand. Well, he's gone out.
th e farm th a t you do not g et in th e them to their feet. T he poor brutes And w hat are you going to do
p o u n d s of tin an d 11,000 p o unds of
whined
under
the
stinging
lash,
for
city.
lu m b e r, a to ta l of 21,000 pounds.
tile dog drivers w ere angry and cruel. about It?”
T he Kid glanced round the circle of
Nor till Babette, the leader, w as cut
T h en you h av e th e m ovem ent of
GLAD TO REACH END
from the traces could they break out his judges, noted the softening of their
th e tin m a k in g m a te ria l from the
OF A M EATLESS DAY the sled and get u nder way.
faces, then raised his mug aloft. “So
m in e s to the tin -p la te fac to ry , and
"A dirty scoundrel .and a liar!” “By a health to the m an on trail this
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h
av
e
oaten
a bale
th e m o v e m en t of th e logs to th e saw ,
gar, him no good!” “A thief!” “ Worse night; may his grub hold out; may his
m ill and o f th e lu m b e r to th e box * sp in a c h and k ale,
than an Indian!” It w as evident th at dogs keep their legs: may his matches
i
row
.
sh o o k factory, and th e i ><>\ s h o o k * | -but I ve naves raised t
they were angry, first at the way they never miss fire. God prosper him;
to th e c a n n e ry , w hich gives you a * h av e sw allo w ed a can
had been deceived, and, second, a t the good luck go w ith him, an d ”—
g ra n d to tal of about 105 c a r loads | ^ m o isten ed b ran
“Confusion to the mounted police!’’
outraged ethics of the northland. where
a s ag a in st I o f d rie d p ro d u ct.
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honesty, above all, was man’s prime | cried Betties to the crash of the em pty
Jewel. “An’ we gave the cuss a hand I cups.
.lust before I left C alifornia I saw I a m ta k in g a sn a c k
a sh ip m en t of 50 p o u n d s of green F ro m th e old h a y s ta c k
la th e ev e n in g sh a d o w s g ra y ,
s p ro u ts from C alifornia to some
MOODS OF NEGRO FOLK-SONGS OUT SLUMMING W ITH DICKENS
po in t E ast, w h ere (lie ex p re ss rate And I ’m g lad , y o u het,
is 12 ce n ts p e r pound. In o rd e r to At la s t to get
To th e end of a m e a tle ss day.
Gayest to Most Profoundly Tragic Dis­ American Guests Shown About Dark­
s h ip th e se 50 pounds of green
est London by Noted W riter Who
position Is to Be Found Under
—A u ro ra O b serv er j
s p o u ts to th e E ast they h a d to ship
Was Well Posted.
the Religious Veil.
a 100-pound r a k e of ice a n d p ay th e
o x p ressa g e at th e rate of 12 re n ts RATUS SU R E “T H E R E AIN T
“Doctor Howe and his bride went to
T he negro sought a channel for
GONNA BE NO W E ”
p e r h u n d re d p o u n d s on the ice and
Europe on th eir wedding trip on the
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artistic solace, into which he could
tile fifty p o u n d s of sp ro u ts, m ak in g
• b a s tu s , s p o s e i t is n ig h t a n d w e | throw th e symbollsm of his racial same steam er with H orace Mann tin'!
150 p o u n d s at 12 cen ts a pound, a re in a deep, b la ck w oods. T h ere longing. He found It, notes a w riter Ids newly made wife, Mary Peabody,
w h ic h m a d e $18 to sh ip th is 50 com es a bo’e r c o n s tric te r a w rig ­ ! In th e New Republic, In the religion the sister of Mrs. N athaniel H aw ­
thorne. The teacher of L aura Bridg­
p o u n d s of sp ro u ts. T he w hole 50 g lin ’ th ro u g h th e g ra rs ; a w ild c a t brought to him by P ro testan t mission­
man w as well known in England
p o u n d s could h av e been d rie d and a b o n d in ' th ro u g h th e b u sh es; a n ’ aries or taught him by his masters. through Dickens’ ‘American Notes'
sh ip p e d a s 5 p o u n d s by p arcel posl a lion ro a r in ’a n ’ m n k in ’ for u s a Here he was free to dream his and people were anxious to do him
a t a cost of 55 o r 50 cen ts in stead of m ile a m in u te. W h a t a re w e a- dream s and create his visions of fu­ honor.
tu re happiness, for no m aster could
$18 for expressn g e alone, a n d not go in ' to d o ? ”
“Dickens not only invited the Inter­
punish him for praising God. Thus he
esting Americans to dinner but he of­
“T h e re a in t g o n n a he no w e.”
c o u n tin g th e cost of th e s p ro u ts and
, “found religion,” and in religion he fered to pilot Doctor Howe and his
-C h ristia n R egister. i found no mood of his simple soul un-
ice. So th a t th e differences in cost
brother reform er, H orace Mann, about
fo r v eg e ta b les, no m a tte r how you
1 nourished.
darkest London,” w rites Mary E. Per-
fig u re them , is in favor of th e dried
The I’osl is ti good paper
It Is, then, not so hard to under- ninn in St. Nicholas, “and show them
p ro d u ct. * * * It is e stim a te d to tie to.
i stand why the negro’s folk-song is, in the haunts of misery and crime which
j its superficial form, so predominantly no one knew b etter than the author
th a t of a ll of th e vegetables grow n
q j religious. The “sp iritu als” of the of ‘Oliver Tw ist,’ ‘L ittle D orrlt’ and
in th e U nited S tate s, p o ta to es in ­ O o o o o o o o o
o o i
CHinp meeting show a quite unecclesi- j ‘Bleak House.’ The following note
c lu d e d , th a t th e re is ab o u t -Hi o r 50 o
ELIZABETH
LEVY
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astlcal variety of style and mood, a j w ritten in Dickens' characteristic
p e r ce n t of th e product th a t never o
T ea ch e r of V iolin
0 variety, in fact, coextensive with the [ hand shows the zest with which the
re a c h e s th e d in n e r ta b le; th o se a re o
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° emotional range of simple p e a sa n t life, i
th e losses betw een the farm a n d th e o W ill give lesso n s in Indbpen- o These Include lively dances, b itter la- great novelist undertook these expe­
ditions and his boyish love of f u n :
c o n s u m e r a n d by the consum er.
o d eu c e for b e g in n e rs a n d ad- o rnents, paeans of Joy and m ajestic or-
‘Ninth June, 1843.
T he d ry in g plnrtts in G erm any o v a n c e d stu d e n ts.
In the Bible stories
‘My dear Howe—Drive tonight to
B est of
a r e estim a ted to be in n u m b e r som e­ o m eth o d s. P ric e s re a s o n a b le o which are retold tn ballad form in s t . Giles’ church. Be there at half
w h e re betw een 1,000 a n d 2,000. T here o In q u ire a t th e M onitor office n some of the spirituals the negro found past eleven—and wait. Somebody will
w e re so m e th in g like 850 p la n ts be o o r w rite E. L evy, 565 C ourt 0 expression for his buoyant, genial hu- put his head into the coach a fte r a
tnor. Neurly all the fam iliar moods Venetian and m ysterious fashion and
fore th e w a r, a n d it is re p o rte d — o St., S alem , O regon.
’ of folk-song, from the gayest to the oreathe your name. Follow th at man.
h o w re lia b ly I do not k n o w —th a t O o o o o o o o o
o o
oO most profoundly tragic are to be found T rust him to the death.
th e y now have close on to 2,000
under th e religious veil which per­
“ ‘So no more a t present from
p la n ts , th e p u rpose being, of course
m itted the slave to live his own varied
' T H E MASK.’
TO
TH
E
MAN
ON
TR
A
IL
to sa v e ev e ry th in g . * * *
The
emotional life w ithout interference
(By J a c k L ondon)
Browning
Rest
T slksr.
q u a n tity of p otatoes d ried in G er­
from his m aster.
"Among v
ct. rtan literary men.”
m a n y for the Inst y ea r of w hich
(C o n tin u ed fro m T u esd a y )
says a w r1. in t' Manchester (Eng-
th e r e is official record by o u r Gov­
Nor could he w ait the hour desig­
Missing.
land) Go -V an. "th e best talker, by
e r n m e n t is 800,000,000
bushels, nated, for he was fifteen mlnuteu ahead
Ma,” roared Mr. Jagsby, “where in comm, n . . cat. was Browning. All
w h ic h is m o re th a n tw ice th e q u a n ­ of tim e In rousing hi* guest. The
a •
demnltlon bow-wows Is ray hat? the chronic) r«
ree th a t among Vic-
tity of p o tato es th a t a re raise d in young j i l a n t j i a d
„ 7„ k
! R'* * shame the way things disappear torlan n o tah'‘ t’u e was no more vtg.
brlsk
rubbing
w
as
necessary
to
bring
th e U nited S ta te s p er a n n u m ; an d i .
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w ithout any apparent reason.
I orous and
xK—«•* « gossip than
fig u rin g it on a p er ca p ita b asis i t ! him to bln feet. H e tottered painfully would Just like to know where th at »’’owning T..** \ i *>.u Jnnaes Rua-
is sev en tim es as innny potatoes ns 1 out of the cabin, to find his dogs har­ hat IS?"
se ll Lowel ,tu ta lk er pur < xceilence
nessed and everything ready for the
“So would I,” replied Mrs. Jagsby, ' . nong An Ti in ' re .d e jt in England,
■ w e ra ise On top of th a t q u a n tity ,
start. T he company wished him good
u rm ln ed ,o prove how
o f co u rse , G erm an y raises a very luck and a short chase, while Father coldly. “You didn't have it on when he r en
a man of the world It
thorough!
you
ram
e
home
last
n
ig
h
t"—Blnning-
la rg e a d d itio n a l am o u n t of pota
Roubeau. hurriedly blessing him. led
for a poet to be.”
waa po»
toes. T h e ir crop in 1915, according the stam pede for tb a cabin, and small ham Age-Herald.
to o u r G o v ern m e n t Y ear’iook, w as wonder, for It Is not good to face 74
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13-YEAR-OLD BOV
VICTIMIZES BAMKS
Innocent Smile of Youth Served
as an Indorsement of His
Honesty.
CANADIANS ARE HIT
Made It Point to Call on Bank During
Busy Hour and Simple Methods
Banish Suspicion — Makes Full
Confession.
■Winnipeg.—Im m igration authorities
a t Edmonton are w riting th e final
chapter in perhaps the most unusual
case in the history of C anadian crime,
in preparing for th e deportation of
thirteen-year-old W alter Zell, who two
weeks ago defrauded Winnipeg banks
w ith worthless checks during the
course of a crime to u r which hud
stretched across th e Dominion und oc­
cupied his time for several months.
During his stay in W innipeg young
Zell visited practically every bank in
th e city and succeeded, through his
boyishness, In inducing two in stitu ­
tions to cash fraudulent papers.
He made it a point to call during
a busy hour, presenting to the teller
a check which was m ade payable to
Jo h n C arter, whom he claimed to be,
asking th a t It be placed to his account
a fte r deducting $15.
Accountant Marks Check.
At one bank he said to the account­
a n t: “Would you murk this check?”
T he teller won’t cash it. I only w ant
$15 on It anyway, and I w ant to
change my account from th e National
T ru st company to your bank.”
H is innocent appearance did not lead
th e accountant to suspect deceit and
th e check w as readily m arked. At an ­
other bank the boy w as w ithout a coat
and told the accountant th a t he w as in
a hurry to get a few dollars on a check
which he wished deposited to his ac­
count. H ere he succeeded in getting
$15 more. At the N ational T ru st com­
pany offices he tried the same method,
on the Bank of M ontreal, tendering two
checks each of which called for $50.
T he teller and accountant refused to
cash them but p ut them to his account.
They were later found to be w orthless.
When asked for his address he gave a
degrees below zero w ith naked ears
and hands.
Malemute Kid saw him to the main
trail and there, gripping bis hand
heartily, gave him advice.
“You'll find a hundred pounds of
talmon eggs on the sled,” he said.
“T h e dogs will go as far on th a t aa
with one hundred and fifty of fish, and
you ca n 't get dog food ut I’elly, as you
probably expected." The stranger s ta r t­
ed, and his eyes Hashed, but he did not
interrupt. “You can’t get an ounce of
food for dog or man till you reach Five
Fingers, and th at's a stiff 200 miles.
W atch out for open w ater on the T h ir­
ty Mile river, and be sure you take the
big cut-off above Le Barge."
"H ow did you know it? Surely the
news can ’t be ahead of me already.”
“I don't know it, and, w hat’s more.
1 don’t w ant to know It. But you nev­
er owned th at team you’re chasing.
Sitka Charley sold it to them last
spring. B ut he sized you up to me as
square ouce, and 1 believe him. I ’ve
seen your face. I like it. And I ’ve
seen—why, d---- you, hit the high
places for salt w ater and th a t w ife of
yours, an d ”— Here th e Kid unrnit-
tened and jerked out his sack.
“No; I don't n eed 'it.” And the tears
froze on his cheeks as he convulsively
gripped Malemute K id’s hand.
“Then don’t spare the dogs. Cut
them out of the traces as fa st as they
drop. Buy them and think they’re
cheap a t $10 a pound. You can get
them a t Five Fingers, L ittle Salmon
and the Hootalinqua. And w atch out
for w et feet,” w as his parting advice.
“Keep a-traveling up to 25. but if It
gets below that, build a fire and change
your socks.”
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I F ifteen m inutes had barely elapsed
when the jingle of bells announced
new arrivals. The door opened, and
a mounted policeman of the N orthw est
T erritory entered, followed by two half
breed dog drivers. Like W estondale,
they w ere heavily arm ed and showed
signs of fatigue. The half breeds had
been born to the trail and bore It eas­
ily, but th e young policeman w as bad­
ly exhausted. Still, th e dogg.d obsti­
nacy of his race held him to the pace
be had set and would hold him till he
dropped in his tracks.
“W hen did W estondale pull out?” he
asked. “H e stopped here, dn’t he?”
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“ No; I Don’t Need It."
“Would You Please Mark This Check?”
number the prem ises of which are not
occupied. When he called a t the Union
hank he again appeared to be in a h u r­
ry, but the teller insisted th a t th e
young crook be properly identified.
Simple Methods Banish Suspicion.
The boy, who w as apprehended at
Edmonton, is a native of Buffalo, N. Y.
Although he w ears knickerbockers
and a boyish smile, young W alter was
sufficiently clever to defruud Canadian
hanking institutions out of sums of
money which in the aggregate are be­
lieved to total several thousand dol­
lars. H e would approach paying te ll­
ers a t the different banks, he visited,
generally during the rush hours, nnd
a fte r presenting a check would ask for
cash, saying th a t the check was draw n
on his savings account. In many cases
the hurried teller, never suspecting de­
ceit from a small boy, would hand over
the bills w ithout fu rth e r question. Did
he adhere strictly to the rules and tell
th e lad th at he m ust have the check
m arked by the ledger keeper, W alter
would approach th a t Individual, press
through the crowd th a t surrounded
him as closing tim e approached and
standing on tiptoe would proffer his
paper w ith the request in a boyish
treble, “Please m ark this.” A glance
a t the lad ’s frank face, a hur-ied im­
p rin t of the blue stam p, and W aiter
had In his possession a perfectly good
check.
The favorite am ount to r which the
boy crook made out his bogus checks
w as $50.
Zell, in a confession made at Ed-
ui.'Uura. adm itted a num ber of robber­
ies In addition to his bank tran sac­
tions.
W alter is able to converse fluently
In flvi. different ’ inguages. He has ad ­
m itted passing h>.gu« checks in Niagara
Falls. Buffalo. Lockport, Rochester.
..a«.bee, Toronto. Montreal, Regina and
Edmonton.
This w as supererogatory, for the tracks
told their own tale too well.
M alem ute Kid had caught Belden's
eye, and he. scenting the wind, replied
evasively, “A right peart w hile back.”
“Come, my man; speak up,” th e po­
liceman admonished.
“Yeh seem to w ant him rig ht sm art.
Ilez he bin giftin' cantankerous down
Dawson w ay?”
“Held up H arry M cFarland's for for­
ty thousand. Exchanged It a t the P.
C. store for a check on Seattle. And
who's to stop th e cashing of it If w e
don't overtake him? W hen did he pnll
out ?”
Every eye suppressed Its excitement,
for M alem ute Kid had given the
cue, and the young officer encountered
wooden faces on every hand.
Striding over to Prince, he p u t the
question to him. Though It h u rt him,
gazing into the frank, earnest face of
his fellow countrym an, he replied In­
consequentially on th e sta te of the
trail.
Then the officer espied F a th e r Rou-
beau, who could not Re. “A quarter
of an hour ago," the priest answered,
"but he had four hours’ rest fo r him­
self and dogs.”
“F ifteen m inutes' sta rt, and he’s
fresh! My God!” T he poor fellow
staggered back, half fainting from ex­
haustion and disappointm ent, m urm ur­
ing something about the ran from D aw ­
son In ten hours and the dogs being
played out.
M alemute Kid forced a mug of pnnch
upon him: then he turned for th e door,
ordering the dog drivers to follow. B ut
the w arm th and promise of rest w e n
too tempting, and they objected stren­
uously. The Kid w as conversant with
their French patois and followed It
anxiously.
They swore th a t the dogs were gone
up; th a t Slwash and Babette would
have to be shot before the first mile
was covered: th at the rest were almost
as bad. and th at It would be better for
all bands to real up.
“Lend me five «logs?" the officer ask­
ed, turning to Malemute Kid.
B at the Kid shook his bead.