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THE RICH COUNTY NEWS, RANDOLPH, UTAH ROWLAND HALL WHEN AUNT ABBY WAKED UP All Denominations, Writs for Catalogue. By ELEANOR PORTER COLLEGES L. D. S, BUSINESS COLLEGE.' School of Efficiency. All commercial branches. Catalog free. 0 N. llain St,. Salt Lake City, Just David, OLDSiviOBILE DEALFRS WANTED In Utah, Idaho, a Wyoming. Liberal commission will send representative on request. A. E. TOURSSEN Distributor, Etc. - Copyright by Eleanor H. Porter. A I Pollyanna," PLEATING i room . was very still. The figure on the bed lay motion- SEE YOUK PUBLISHER . Take your Book Binding any kind to your lo 'cal printer. Leith's Trade Bindery, Salt Lake. UTAH METAL WORKS, MTga Tyi Salt Lake City. hair-wisp- realise the necessity The United insists that range Slates government cattle be given a plentiful eupply of salt. The old fashioned rock salt has been ued until now, but the new SPECIAL ROCK bALT is being made from the waters of Great Salt Lake. Its an interesting story. Its a wonderful help to farmsrs and stock raisers everywhere and all thb information will come to you FREE if you but send me a 2c stamp to pay the postage of ih;s useful little booklet bade to you. Fill in the lines below and mail 4 today. Write plainly. Farmers By. JOHN DICKINSON SHERMAN NCLE SAMS pension rolls are naturally brought to mind by the days that the nation has observed for 1922 Lincolns birthday, Memorial day, Flag day and the Fourth of July. And discussion over bonus continually legislation brings them to the fore. Republics are popularly said to be ungrateful. !They may be, but the United States pensions are a tremendously big thing. According to the figures at the end ot the 1921 fiscal year tht following pensioners were on Uncle Snrns rolls: ; War of 1812, widows, j War with Mexico (1847), soldiers, Widows, et aL, 2,135. Indira wars, soldiers, widows, et al . 6. I 8,784. War with Spain (1898), soldiers, widows, et aL, 31,060. Civil war, soldiers, widows, et al., .j I i 218,775. i World war, soldiers, widows, et aL, ,82. Regular establlshpent, soldiers, widows, et aL, 4,081. By classes, the pensioners are: Soldiers, 267,629; widows,- - 290,955; minors, 2,163; helpless children, 919; other dependents, 4,285; nurses, 102; total of all classes, 566,053. ' The total paid as pensions from 1866 o 1921 is $5,993,086,114. 'the largest number of pensioners on rolls was 994,446 in 1902. The largest number of Civil war soldiers on the roll was 745,822 In 1898. deaths In (his division In 1921 pie were: Soldiers, 24,775; widows, A 19,-45- 1. of soldiers who fought in the War of 1812 are still alive or were on Memorial day, 1922. This Is one of the many astonishing and interesting facts brought out by examination of the pension rolls. They ere very old, these widows, and In the course of human events will not much longer be Uncle Sams pensioners. There were 71 in 1920 and 64 in 1921. And now there are 49. The oldest Is one hundred and four and the youngest Is sixty two. Three are centenarians; eight are over ninety; 22 are octogenarians ; the remainder, witl. one exception, are over seventy. Mrs.Elfzabeth Rlggles Tyler, 102 South Cary street, Baltimore, Md., is the oldest of this remarkable body of women. She Is the widow of Private George W. Tyler of the Maryland militia. In the War of 1812 he was a seaman on one of the ships that participated in the battle of Fort McHenry, which Inspired Francis Scott Key to write Banner." In the "The forties and fifties Tyler was the skipper of famous American clipper ships. He died in 1862, the commander of a Union supply ship, having thus served his country 111 two wars. The husbands of these 1812 widows served in the militias of 13 states, as follows: Connecticut, 1; Forty-nin- widows e d Georgia, 4 ; Kentucky, 1 ; Maryland, 4; Massachusetts, 2; Mississippi, 1; New Jersey, 1; New York, 5; North Carolina, 2; Ohio, 2; South Carolina, 3; Tennessee, 2; Virginia, 15. One was a midshipman on the U. S. S. Constitution ; one a seaman on the U. S. S. Comet; one a private in the U. S. Artillery; one a seaman on the U. S. S. President; one a private In the Sev4 enth. U. S. Infantry. t These widows now live in 21 states, 10 of which were not ' In existence when their, husbands fought for the Flag. .... The "baby" of the number only and the youngest by 11 years. Is Mrs. Arminla L Anderson of Cedar Grove; Ga., the widow of Musician Robert Anderson of the South Carolina militia. Several of these "1812 widows are sprightly old ladles. Mrs. Matilda Showacre of New Market, Md., one hundred and one years, the widow of Private Showacre of the Maryland Militia, reads her Bible and newspaper every' day, and goes about the house and climbs stairs with a cane. She has 2 children, 15 grandchildren, and 15 There are 73 veterans of the Mexican war on Uncle Sam's pension rolls. What history these old fighting men have seen! They fought In a war when all the Union stood together,' saw or took part in a war when the North and South fought each other, and In two later wars saw a reunited nation again battling under the Stars and Stripes against a foreign foe. Memories of nearly all the brlllinnt successes of the Mexican war are recalled by this roll Vera Crus, Matamoras, Monterey, Palo Alta, Chapultepec, Buena Vista, Cerro Gordo, Contreras, Churubusco. , Of these Mexican veterans nil are ninety or over, except two, ;.nd they are past eighty-nine- . The oldest of them, William Roddeto of Cross Plains, Tenn., of the Third Tennessee volunteers, is nearing his one hundred and second birthday, another has passed his ninety-eight- h milepost, seven have celebrated their ninety-sevent- h anniversary, five are more than another six are ninety-fivninety-sisumsixteen have seen ninety-fou- r mers come and go, and there are fifteen in the Qiass, seven are more than ninety-tw- o and mileeight have passed the ninety-firs- t stone. The other five are all nearing mark. the ninety-firs- t These veterans mores the pity! will not be with us long. Already their nnd .one-ha-lf average age Is ninety-thre- e years more then 13 years above the average nge of the 'lSt2 widows which Is a little over elght.v-fivThose U'ho have passed the ninety-thr- ee and one-hayear average are ; Abney, George H., Clay, Miss., 94, o, - x, e, ninety-three-ye- . lf n Revolutionary war the Green-Mounta- in Boys Boys, 300 In number, led by Ethan Allen, rendered great service ' The Boys were a in securing the passes Into Canada, thus and preventing the British and of Vermont settlers, organized n 1773, under the leadership of troops from overrunning Vermont. Ethan Allen, Seth Baker and others, or the purpose of protecting them-etve- s Why Does Water Rise to Tree Top? One of the most puzzling questions against the attempts of the :overnor of New York to drive them In botany Is. Why or bow does waVarifom their lands and take possession ter rise to the top of a tree? their territory, on the ground that ous explanations of the phenomenon belonged to New, York, under the have been proposed, but none is rebaits granted by Charlea H. During garded as altogether satisfactory. Ono the Green-Mounta- Green-Mountai- in -- 1 I Taint .no use, he grumbled. I calclate Im booked here till the crack 45 Widows nf HE 73 YefEKHns dF IB4B South Carolina Volunvrara, the Palmetto Regiment. Ballard, Thomas B., St. Joseph Ky., 94, Fourth Kentucky Volunteers. Bartleson, Augustus C., Muskogee, Okla, 94, Second Illinois Volunteers. Baskett, James P., Onaga,.Kan., 97, First Missouri Mounted Volunteers. Benson, William V, Los Angeles, 95, Second Illinois Infantry. Boyd, James F. Dinuba, Cal., 95, First Arkansas Cavalry. Brown, Calvin M., Ina, 111., 94, Second Illinois Foot Volunteers. Brown, James N., Concord, 94, First North Carolina Volunteers. Buckner, William F., Camden, N, J, 94, Second Missouri Mounted Volunteers. Chandeur, Urban, San Francisco, 98, Tenth United States Infantry. Choate, Gabriel, Field Creek, Texas, 95, Texas Rangers. Clark, Amos, Bandera, Texas, 96, Third United States Infantry. Davis, William K., Admiral, Texas, 94, First Virginia Volunteers. Flowers, Levy, Glencoe, Okla., 96, Second Missouri Mounted Infantry. Genovely, Alfred, Louisville, Ky., 94, Sixteenth United States Infantry. Gillihan, William W, Blandinsville, Arkansas 111., 95, Grays Battalion, Volunteers. Gonder, Danie, Rippey, Iowa, 96, Second Ohio Volunteers. Hardy, John A., Flat Rock, 111., 94, Third Ohio Volunteers. Harrod, James, Los Angeles, 94, First United States Artillery. Jordan, Enoch G., Chapman, Kan., 97, First Louisiana Volunteers. Kirk, Thomas A., Milano, Texas, 96, Texas Mounted Volunteers. McGuire, William, Balton, Ont, 97, New York Volunteers. Madara, Peter B., Reading, Pa., 97, Second Pennsylvania Infantry. Mitchell, James, Princeton, Ky., 95, Fourth Kentucky Infantry. Read, John, Perry, 111., 95, Fourteenth United States Infantry. Cross Plains, Repseto, William, Tenn., 101, Third Tennessee Volunteers. Shirk, James W Vonore, Tenn., 97, Fifth Teuessee Volunteers. Stough, Oliver J.. San Diego, Cal., 94, Third Ohio Infantry. Thompson, Calvin R., Smithshlre, 111., 96, Second Indiana Infantry. Truesdale. Matthew C., Kempner, Texas, 97, First Tennessee Volunteers. Wedig, John. Granite City, 111, 97, First United States Dragoons. Williams, Isaiah H Jr., Stafford, Kan., 94, First Iowa Volunteers. Wise, Josephus C., Ladonla, Texas, 94, Third Tennessee Volunteers. Wright Charles, Ionia,- - Mo., 94, First Missouri Mounted Volunteers. These Mexican veterans nnd their comrades won a war which fixed the boundary of Texas at the ltio Grande and gave us the region now occupied hy California, Nevada, most of Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and a part of . their stock. HELEN BROOKS DEPARTMENT Box 1545, Sat Lake City, Utah enclose two cents in stamp for turn postage on a free copy of R. C. Special Stock Salt' , Name the termorrers funral," groaned Jim. An I cant git nowhere nowhere ter tell em not to come I Saturday dawned fair and cold. Early In the morning the casket was moved from the parlor to the attic. It was almost two oclock when loud voices and the crunch of heavjr teams told that the had come. I set ter work first thing on this road, said the man triumphantly to Ella as he stood, shovel in hand, at the door. The parsons right behind an theres a lot more behind him. Gorry! I was afraid I wouldnt git here in time, but the funral want till two, was it? Theres a mistake, Ella said faintly. There aint no funral. Aunt Abbys better. The man stared, then he whistled softly. Mrs. Darling heard the bells of the ; . first arrival. I guess mebbe Ill git up an sef up a spell," she announced calmly to Ella. Thats Parson Gerrys voice, an I Y want ter se him. " began Ella Bnt, Aunt Abby feverishly. Well, I declare! If there aint another sleigh drivin in, cried the old woman excitedly, sitting np In bed and peering through the little window. Must be theyre givln us a sprlse party. Now, hurry, Ella, an git them to lose none slippers. I aint o the fun! In state. In the big rocking-chaithe old woman received her guests. One by one the days passed, and Jim and Ella ceased to tremble every time the old woman opened her lips. There was still that fearsome thing in the attic. she should find out," Ella had said, twould be the end of the money fer us. But she aint ter find out, Jim had retorted. The funeral was a week old when Mrs. Darling came into the sitting-rooone day, fully dressed. I put on all my clos," she said smilingly. In answer to Ellas shocked exclamation. I got restless, somehow, an sick o wrappers. Besides, I want to walk around the house a little. And she limped across the floor to the hall door. But, Aunt Abby, where ye goln now? faltered Ella. Jest up In the attic. I wanted ter In apparent sursee' She stopped ! ... prise. Ella and Jim had sprung to their feet. But you mustnt! you aint strong enough ! you'll fall ! theres nothin there!" they exclaimed wildly, talking both together and hurrying forward. Oh, I guess . twont kill me, said the old woman, and the hall door closed sharply behind her. ' Its all up !" breathed Jim. . Fully fifteen minute passed before the old woman came back. Its real pretty, she said. I alien did like gray. Gray? stammered Ella. .Yes! fer coffins, ye know." Jim made a sudden movement, nnd started to speak; but the old woman raised her hand. You. dont need ter say anythin,, she Interposed cheerfully. I jest wanted ter make sure where twas, so I went up. You see, Jeds cornin home, an I thought he might feci queer If he run onto It, casual-lik- re. - ... - Street ! road-breake- rs - City State Our Political Sandows. Both ar an exchange From adepts at wielding the steam roller Bosover th heads of the people. ton Transcript, . ECONOMICAL and Convenient BUY PIERCE'S s . "Jim Aunt . . everywhere of iialting back. o doom An Metals. a new Stock Salt Y'-'.Y- 27z$'c'oirJl7Tzrriazr? A BUTTONS Accordian, Side, Box Pleating, Hemstitching Kid Buttonholes. Corset Parlor. Buttons, 40 E. Broadway, Salt Lake City. worth to get here; There wont be no goin back yet awhile fer me nor no less save for a slight lifting of the one else, I calclate. It was not without talk and a great chest at long intervals. The face was turned toward the wail, leaving a trail deal of commotion that the untimely s across the pil- addition to James Nortons household of thin gray two physi- effects was finally deposited in the door the outside low. Just darkened parlor. Jim, perspiring, redtones. low cians talked together in If there could be something that faced, and palpably nervous, was passroom would rouse her, murmured one ; ing on tiptoe through the sitting bedvoice from the a when willquavering her would prick something that room brought him to a halt. ! power and goad it into action Jim, is that you? I suppose youve thought of her, Yes, Aunt Abby. her son? inquired the other. Whos come? Oh, yes. Jed was sent for long Jims face grew white, then red. ago, but he had gone somewhere into he stammered. the interior on a prospecting trip, and Yes, I heard a sleigh and voices. was very hard to reach. He has not been home for years, anyway, and Who is It? Why, jast jest a man on on busithe Nortons James is Mrs. Darlings f ness, the all been y making nephew have All day it snowed and all that night; capital they can out of It, and have nor did the dawn of Friday bring clear been prejudicing her against him quite unjustly, in my opinion, for I skies. The sick woman was better. think its nothing more nor less than At noon the sun came out, and the thoughtlessness on the boys part. the old wind died into fitful gusts. The two Back In the sick-roowoman still lay motionless on the bed. men attacked the drifts with a will, She was wondering and as she had and made a path to the gate. They even attempted to break out the road, and Herrick harnessed his horse and started for home; but he had not gone 10 rods before he was forced to turn THE Salt Lako City BUSINESS Looked Pretty Blue for a Time, but When it. Was All Over But Thats the Story Author of fclitacopel School far Girl Abby Sat Up 10 Minutes In Bed Today!" wondered so often before why It took so long to die. For days now she had been trying to die, decently and In order. Ella and Jim were very kind ; bnt, after all they were not Jed, and Jed was away hopelessly away. He did not even want to come back, so Ella and Jim said. There was the money, too. She did not like to think of the money. They were talking now Ella and Jim out In the other room. You see, said Jim, as long as Ive got ter go ter town termorrer, anyhow, it seems a pity not ter do it all up at once. I could order the colfin an' the undertaker Its only a question of a few hours, anyway, an It seems such a pity ter make another trip jest fer . that 1 In the bedroom the old woman stirred suddenly. A fierce anger sprang Instantly into life. .Y Jest fer that, Jim had said, that was her death. - It was and not worth, It seemed, even an extra trip to town And she had done So much so much for those two out there I Lets see; terdnys Monday, Jim went on. We might fix the funral for Saturday, I guess, an Ill tell the folks at the stSre ter spread 1L Puttin it on Satdayll give us a leetle extry time If she shouldnt happen ter go soons as we expect though there 1 aint much fear o that now, I guess, so low. An itll save me most half a day ter do it all up this trip. It was snowing hard when Jim got shes back from town Tuesday night. Whew I Its a regIar blizzard," he began, but he stopped short at the exWhy, pression on his wifes face. Ella he cried. Jim Aunt Abby sat up ten minutes in bed terday. She called fer toast an tea. Tim dropped Into a chair. But she hank It all, Herricks cornin termorrer with the coffin!" You hadnt been gone an hour fore she began to stir an notice things, moaned Ella. Whod a Gosh!, groaned Jim. thought it? Course t aint that 1 grudge the old ladys livin," he added hurriedly, but jest now its so unColorado. handy, things bein as they be. It did not snow much through the but In the early morning it beattacked the night, investigator problem by means of interesting and novel, ex- gan with Increased severity.' The wind For Instance, ,e con rose, too, and by the time Herrick, the periments. structed an artificial tree of plaster undertaker, drove Into the yard, the storm had become a blizzard. of parls and found that water movej I calclated If I didnt get this ere upward In It more than 40 feet high. coffin here purty quick there wouldnt Yet he was unable to base any definite conclusion upon the results that be no gettinV It here yet awhile," he obtained. The water travels a called Herrick cheerfully, Sh-- h Herrick, look out 1" he whislarge part of the way In a film, beShe aint dead yet. tween bubbles on one side .ad the pered hoarsely. wall of the conducting vessel on tha Youll have ter go back." Why, Go back 1" snorted Herrick. other. But the physical properties of mqn alive, twas as much as my lifes the film are yet unknown. 1 1 r, ,If in ft SiMtarty fed UTAH CANNING CO. He Qadty M OgteftSacMl No Trouble at All. The footpad's victim looked nervously down the barrel of the foottpads that, he gun. Be Ah, It might go off. gibbered. well, said the footpad, I can easily reload" m : ' be good. and better it must .. An Opportunity Discovered The offense of tampering with a Jed cornin' home!" lury Is known to the law as em The old woman smiled oddly. The announcement Is said Oh. 1 dldn t tell ye. did I? The tracery. doctor had this telegram yesterday, to have made rmany young women an- - brought It over to me. Ye know quite anxious to be empaneled. Pass. he was here last night. Read it And In Show, London. she pulled from her pocket a crumpled slip of paper. And Jim read: Sucker Swindlers, Detectives. -Shall be' there the 8th.- - For Gods The funny part if it Is that a mere sake dont let me be too late. can locate a swindler when the tucker J. D. DarU.ia uost skilled detectives sre baffled. Brie Times. e .