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A sprawling, brawling turbulent
settlement of tents and rude shacks;
it main streets lined with gambling
dives and dance halls, deep in slimy
' - mud and deeper yet in Bin and crime
that was Barbery Coast San -Francisco,
in the early days of the Gold-
Rush before the 1 Vigilante! rose in
protest, defying the law in order to
establish the law.
Later a noble and great city was to
rise along the sand dunes lining the
peninsula. It was to rise on the basis
of commerce and industry. But in
. the early days, gold gold from the
. nearby bills was the basis for San
Francisco's sudden notoriety. It ex-
. isted to serve the primitive needs of
the prospectors, and also to' serve
their equally primitive passions.
The prospectors would come stum
bling in from the adjoining hills, their
packbags filled with precious gold.
Starved for human society, craving
excitement after the long, weary
months of solitary labor, possessing
small fortunes in gold dust, they were
easy prey for the jpanwtt" who in
fested the town. They were Quickly
- robbed or cheated of their fortunes.
, Victims who protested were found1
' dead hi the streets, a knife or a bul
let in their backs. Their murderers
went about boasting and unmolested.
, The administration of law and order,
under the notorious Judge Harper,
was a pure farce. Gamblers control
led the town and the town officials.
- To this erode, lawless sea-port town:
on a New Tears Bve came the clip
per ship "Flying Cloud," poking
through the fog into the Golden Gate,
alter 211 days out of New York, and
14 days of blind beating along the
coast. Anxiously it blew for the pilot
At long last an answer came from
out of the void. Bagerly passengers
and crew lined the rails, to exchange
conversation with the pilot, to learn
fat advance all about sold country.
-Behind the fog liti
Two passengers stood apart from
the excited crowd. One, a beautiful
firi, Miss Mary Rutledge, of .New
ork City. The other, Mr. Marcus
Aurelius Cobb, a broken-down jour
nalist, v.lio dreamt of re-establishing
himself in this new country.
"Listen to them!" Miss Butledge
exclaimed. "Men like to yell, don't
they? They think they're millionaires
"More than that," Cobb answered
gently. "They've all of them left lives
behind them they didn't like. They
dream now of being reborn In the
new land. Behind thia fog lies not
only sand filled with gold but a new
empire for men of vision."
Miss Butledge laughed harshly.
"Men of vision. I love the fine
names men give each ether to hide
their greeds and lust for adventure.
I am amased at your idealism, ooio
nel Cobb."
But the old man's gentle idealism
was soon to b of service to her. The
steward entered to demand pay for
her clearance papers lorty-nve. uoi
lara. more than Mill Rntledre DOS'
sesied. Cobb came to her rescue, and
dug again into his wallet when, an
old skinflint of a boatsman demanded
fifty dollars to row them ashore.
Old Atrocity
Halfway to shore, the boatsman
rested his oars, and demanded more
. money, threatening otherwise to tip
tie boat over.
"You wouldn't dare said Cobb.
"Wouldn't darel You don't sup
pose they call me Old Atrocity for
oothin'. If I were to tell ye half the
atrocities I've committed in my time,
re d keel over rignt wnere you re sit
And the old rascal began to rock
the boat violently.
"Wait!" Miss Butledge exclaimed.
"Does it mean anything to you that
I came hero to marry Dan Morgan T'
Old Atrocity was startled.
"Dan Morgan I The man who made
the Homestead Gully striker
"Moses in the Mountain!" Old
Atrocity yelled; and began rowing
desneratelv for shore.
Their arrival at the wharf ereated
a tremendous sensation. The wharf
was crowded with boisterous pros
pr-.ars, in mga New Xesr'e jsve spir-
"Yippee! Yippee!" they yelled. "A
whit woman!- Bow careful. Atroc
ity! : Don't take no chances, " Look
. outrouH get her wet J". s
' And ta the crowding and excite
ment several of the loungers were
pushed overboard. '
But the) rough crowd were not with
out rod gallantry. Their excitement
over seeing Miss Butledge was genu
ine. White women were few in San
Francisco A hash fell ) over them
all when she asked for Dan Morgan.
,.- "She's Dan Morgan's fi-awn-ceef
Old Atrocity yelled. , - . .
The silence became more oppres
sive. - r
"There seems to be some sort of
-nystery, gentlemen," Miss Butledge
jat SOi) turn boys and girls of
ell County have .Joined; thdehfange diS $37,159.97. worth of bust
II clubs organized-in that cbun
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said, looking curiously at the nervous
faces around her. "Mr. Morgan wrote
me if he wasn't here some one would
be here to take me to the Homestead
Gully.' Does anyone know where it
isr V" ; vi'-v''
A prospector gulped and finally an
swered: i- v '
"Well, you see, Miss, Homestead
Gully has been taken off the map." -
"Then,' Miss Butledge inquired,
"can you tell me where I can find
Mr. Morgan?"
"Miss, I hate to be the one to break
the news but Dan Morgan has been
taken off the map likewise."
And from the sympathetic miner
Miss Butledge learned that her
fiance, whom she had traveled thou
sands of miles to meet, was dead a
"The red showed up thirteen
times," the miner explained soberly,
"and his gold mine changed hands.
Following which unfortunate incident
Mr. Morgan showed a most complete
lack of interest in living further."
For a moment Miss ' Butledge
threatened to collapse. With a gasp,
sho turned away and walked to tha
edge of the wharf. Cobb followed.
"My poor ehfld!" he exclaimed.
Miss Butledge smiled wryly.
"It seems my first claim hasn't
panned out so welL"
"Ton don't fool me, Miss Butledge.
You're hurt Please let me help you."
'Ton don't understand. Colonel. I
never loved Dan Morgan P
Cobb was horrified.
"But you were going to majrry
him! He must have meant something
to you."
"He meant," said Miss Butledge
harshly, "a million dollars.'
Cobb turned away, shocked. But
Miss Butledge regained her cold self
possession. She turned to the min
ers, still smiling her tight, inscrutable
"Gentlemen," she asked, "vho got
Dan Morgan's money?"
a new empire"
"It's in the hands of t!" most ir
human fiend in San Fr; -co," ol.
of the miners replied.
Miss Butledge persisted.
"What's his name?"
"The name is Louis Chamalis.
runs the biggest gambling parlor in
California the Bella Donna."
Miss Butledge's smile became posi
tively angelic.
"Gentlemen," she said, "I am hun
gry. I should like to have supper
at the Bella Donna."
' Happy New Year
With Cobb still hovering anxious! v
by her side, and accompanied by i.
veritable parade of prospectors an-,
wharf loungers, Miss Butledge mado
her way through the muddy street s
that led to the Bella Donna. O.i
either side, the nature of the settle
ment unfolded itself cambllnc diver.
dance halls, with blowsy Indian, Mex
ican, and Chinese women drinkinf,
staring out of doors and windows. .
Word of their coming had preceded
them at the Bella Donna, Men leaped
up from the gambling tables as they
approached, Chairs were overturned.
Cries arose.
"There she is! There she is! A
new white woman!"
Within three minutes Miss But
ledge had received five offers of mar
riage. The whole crowd moved away,
however, when Chamalis approached
andJtftTeduced himself. A dangerous
man? "
"How do yon like San Francisco V
he asked.
"I think I'm going to like it very
much," Miss Butledge answered, smil
ing oddly.
"That's fine," Chamalis said. "I
own it"
"Miss Butledse Is leavinr aoon."
Cobb interrupted nervously.
"is mat true?" Chamalis de
manded. "That depends." Miss Butledse de
clared, still smiling, "on how well I
like your town,"
Cobb rose in bis chair.
"Miss Butledge, I beg you to re
Chamalis dismissed him coldly.
"Good nicht sir. Hons we see you
around here often."
Cobb -bowed stiffly, -snd turned to
go. Miss Butledge called after him
"Good nifbt Colonel Cobb and
thank you." -
'Chamulis and Miss Butledge were "
left alone at the tablet The waiter .
approached and filled their cape with
wine. . Suddenly shots rang out The '
piano player stopped his janglfng
tone. There was a moment of dead .-,
silence. Then a voice cried out: '
'Hamty New Year I ... Yippee!"
and the place rang ut with bolster ,
due cries. The piano player struck s
up Auld Lang Syne." A drunk wept !' ;
audibly. i
"..Miss Butledge raised her glass, tnd
looked straight at Chamalis.;
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; The Davidson County Farmem Ex-
ness .between January 1 and."Seirtem-
30, 1935.,
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8llhouettes make excellent greeting
WITH the arrival .of cooler days
and nights that do not offer
much encouragement for outdoor
activities, there is a very noticeable
I increase in interest by amateurs in
(Snapshots in the bouse at night
j Once you start this fascinating
hobby you will undoubtedly agree
1 that it Is a real pleasure and an ideal
way to occupy your time profitably
' during the long evenings of fall and
. All of us are familiar with the
ordinary type of snapshots but few
have made silhouette pictures. With
this type of picture, even more than
with ordinary snaps, It is important
that the pictures tell their own story
unless, of course, you want simply
a profile head and shoulders study
for you have only outlines to work
with, unsupported by perspective or
The first essential of silhouette
pictures is a perfectly flat back
ground, devoid of detail. And the
easiest way to-obtain such a back
ground is to stretch a bed sheet
across a broad doorway between two
' rooms.. It's important tltee sheet
j be tacked up so that all creases and
wrinkles are eHminates?i.iirVivV
To light up this background, a
strong light must be put M hack of
I it, about .five feet away, either cen
tered or placed directly back of the
i major feature of the picture. You
' have a wide choice of lamps for your
i lighting. You can UBe a couple of I
Cattle Men Are Aroused
as Rustling Increases
Des Moines. Iowa cattle men, faced
with the loss of valuable stock from
increasing night raids by modern cat-.
tie rustlers, are contemplating forma
tion of bands of vigilantes to combat
the thieves. w :
Bustling on a larger scale than
Iowa has experienced since the turn
of the century has broken out recent
ly and appears to be on the Increase.
Becords at the state bureau of inves
tigation disclosed that 133 head of
cattle have been purloined from Iowa
farms duripg the first eight months
of tbe year.
In the . pioneer days of the state.
tbe cattle rustler was a daring figure
wbo operated on horseback in large
The modern rustler uses a light
fast truck , and takes a minimum of
chance. His booty, aided by process
ing taxes and scarcity of beef, dally
grows more valuable.
Operating with a "finger man," the
modern rustling crew spots herds
which graze In pastures far away
from the farm house.
In the night stillness the crew, us
ually composed of only two or three
men, snip an opening in barbed wire
fences and .drive their truck through.
Then they herd the cattle Into their
truck and speed away. -
As yet no offender has been lynched
and it Is not believed such an extreme
wonld be resorted to if a vigilante or
ganlaaton ; were formed But if the
menace continues, Glen Schmidt, chief
of the Investigation bureau, said, there
is a "distinct possibility farmers Will
take the Jaw into their. own hands and
.mete put some kind of punishment" '
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Ft akin troublta-ltoh, erasJrir., smart-
fanwue od. It aot only destroys t e
pi.ya that cause many skin troutt
but. at the same time, helps heal tu.
sore and dameo- skin." '
w aiuuvym omts ox licnin?
nd scaioa skin that defy tvtrr thr .
ana scaiug skin that defy every otur
treatment vually yield to Dr. porter's
, AiVaepuo jaeauing KJIL -iry it
It nit vni
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elective it ts. Dr. Porter's Antlse?" -
JieaJi 'g Oil is mae by the Vers
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cards, book plates, and place cards.
ordinary 60-watt bulbs such as you
use in your home lamps, or a Photo
flood or Photoflash bulb. The latter
are available at moat electrical or
pnoto supply suopa ai r very- jow i
prices. The Photoflood bulb,7 which!
gives an 'exceptienally brilliant;
white light, is probably your best ;
bet. Its life is about two hours of
constant burning, thus It can be used i
for many pictures. Pose your aub-
ject about two feet In front of the'
sheet (on the side away from the
light). See diagram. Place your
camera on a tripod or table so that i
it is directly opposite your subject .
When the picture Is taken, tbe light ,
that illuminates the sheet should be!
the only light in either of the rooms, j
Now about the exposures. If you
use the two 60-watt lamps, you will .
need an exposure of about 10 sec-'
onds, with the lens well opened ; with :
a Photoflood, a couple of seconds will
suffice. Using the Photoflash (which
gives an Instantaneous, vivid lash
of light) set the shutter at "urne,"
turn out all room lights, open the
shutter, flash the bulb, close the shut
terana" there you are you've got'
your picture. ' --
A little practice with silhouettes
is worth . volumes: of Instruction.
Good silhouettes make excellent ma
terial for greeting cards, book plates,
place cards and so on.' '
In making them, you can call all
your ingenuity and Inventiveness
Into play. Try It tonight
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