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About Cloverdale courier. (Cloverdale, Tillamook County, Or.) 190?-19?? | View Entire Issue (Oct. 2, 1915)
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he was continually signing 1. O. U.’s
The truth is he had lost all his cash PROFESSIONAL CARDS
and was signing away his stock in the
mine. Molly knew how many shares
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he owned, and, keeping count in her
head, she was aware that she had i.
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0. U.’s for DO per cent of them. When
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she took in the final tenth she called a
OF TILLAMOOK COUNTY, ORBGON.
By SADIE OLCOTT
“Jim. how many shares in your mine
do you own?"
Moily Burton was a western woman
took up the I. O. U.’s and, add- T. H. GOYNE,
of tlie early days, when every man I Ing Molly
amounts on them, figured up
was a gambler, a horse thief, a miner f>o,000 shares.
Jim turned pale.
or something worse than any of these. "You're a good man, Jim .” said Mol
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Molly kept a boarding house aud was ly. “and I'm going to give you a chance
bail fellow well met with her boarders, to win back your property.'" Writiug
who were all men. There was noth something on the back of one of tbe
ing squeamish about Molly, but she 1. O. U.’s, sbe folded it and told bim Opp. Court House,
was considered perfectly straight. The to put it in his pocket
only dissipation» she Indulged in was “I’ll play all 1 have won from you
gambling, aud this with her was a pas against what’s on that paper."
sion. If she had dollars to stake she Jim begged to know what it was,
would play dollars; if she had cents it but she wouldn't tell bim. He was
would be penny unte. She always desperate enough to accept any terms,
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played a fair game and would take no so lie consented He proposed euchre,
charity from uny one. Once when an but Molly substituted a showdown Office Over Tillamook County Bank
opponent bet to lose purposely in order poker band, with Jim for dealer, say
to enable her to recoup she told him ing that she wanted him to be sure
that if he did it again there would be that there was no shenanigan. Jim
no more play between them.
said be was sure of that already. They
Jim Hodson was a miner who had concluded to make it the best iu three Tillamook Undertaking Co.
struck it big. It was while he was de bauds, and Jim dealt the first hand
R. N. IIENKEL, Proprietor.
veloping a claim that he came to Mol Molly won, drawing a king with aces
ly Burton's house to board. She used and sevens. Jim had no pair. The
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to play penny ante with him. but second hand Jim won on tens and
would never consent to u considerable deuces. His hand trembled as be dealt
stake. She said that he needed all his tko third time, and when the cards Next Door to Jones-Knudson
money to get his claim in condition were drawn he showed tbe queen of
to offer on the market. She also saw hearts high against Jack high.
to it that he did not fall into the Without waiting for Molly to hand
hands of card sharps. If she saw him over his 1. O. U.’s he took out the pa
playing with one of the fraternity she per she had given him, unfolded it aud J.E.13EEARER, M. D.
would ask him for u loan, thereby get read a single word—
ting his money out of his hands.
One day Hodson struck a vein that It required some time to get the
made his property very valuable. A meaning through his head, though lie
company was formed which gave him was assisted by a mild blush on Mol Office Main St
a large block of stock with plenty ly's face. When he understood he
of cash down. lie accepted the posi reached across the table and took Mol
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tion of superintendent. When not en ly in liis arms.
gaged in his duties at the mine he This is bow Molly saved Jim Hod-
played cards at Molly Burton's. Despite son’s interest in a mine which eventu Dr. A. W. Lister,
all her efforts to prevent it he was ally became enormously valuable.
soon stuck for some $20,000. Molly
played with him in order to keep him
from playing with any one else. He FRANK TAYLOR,
knew she would take no charity from
him, so he played to win. In the long
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run they stood nearly even.
One day a man got hold of nodson
and was playing him for all he was i
worth when Molly interfered. From
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that time forward Molly kept Hudson
playing with her all his spare time,
and it soon came to be noticed by those
who overlooked the game that she was
cheating him. This caused great sur
prise. because Molly was known to be
square with every one. especially Jim
Hudson. No one said anything to her ,
victim about her manipulation of the
cards. That was none of their busi
ness, aud any of them would gladly |
see her gain.
It was not known to any one besides |
Hodson and Molly how much of his
money she was relieving him of. but
it was considerable. One night when
they were playing together alone Jim
said to Molly:
“If you clean me out. Moll, what’ll
you do with the funds?'*
“Marry a good for nothing man.”
“Don't see what such a first class wo
man as you wants with a good for
“Well, u weak woman wouldn’t; a
strong one would. It’s our opposites
Safe and Comfortable
They were playing ordinary euchre.
Molly was “turning Jack" on her vic
Leave Cloverdale daily at
tim, dealing herself hands to match the
a. m., arriving at Tilla
trump and every now and again pro
at 10 a. m.— in time for
posing to raise the stake. Hodson was
train to Portland.
very stupid not to see that lie was get
at 3 p. m ,
ting slaughtered, but he had no faculty
J arriving at Cloverdale at 5
for cards nnd was blind as u bat to
sleight of hand. Besides, he never
dreamed that Molly would cheat More
J. M. TRAXLKR, Prop.
over, there was no money on the table;
How Molly Burton
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I I DRUGS
DRUG SUNDRIES |
, Accuracy in compounding pre-
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| what gets uh the business.
All W aypoints
| Wants to see you, at his store
i you will not be urged to buy1,
and you are sure to be interested
even if you do not see anything
r you want.
i> CLOUGH, ¡tollable Druggist.*
L. L. HOY, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon
Commercial Club Bldg. Tillamook, Ore.,
E. J. CLAUSSEN,
Attorney at Law
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