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Cl)c 1911 Colonial Ccl)o H. W. Wyant The " Clcassy " Rider Caesar Harrison The Charger C. B. Starnell Chief Turfman Jeff Alfriend The Old Plow Mule R. C. Deal Shetland Pony W. L. Hopkins Mexican Mustang Henry Turner The Old Plug R. B. Jackson 2.56y4 Eric Bishop Montana Speed W. H. Neblett The Old Dray Again W. K. Doty The Kentucky Thoroughbred Joe Gale Old Prank C. H. Hamlin Bucephalus H. H. Adams " Dan " Patch W. J. Tennis L. W, Lane, III „, „ „ , Also Ran W. P. Parsons Geo. Larkin 193
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Chf 1911 Colonial €rl)o (Pul)iishc(l every Satiii ' diiy evening.) (Heiir ' Billups — Editor. I First Stanza E. 1 . Stump Secoud Stauza A. S. Howe Third Stanza E. C. Jones Longest Stanza : A. R. Chri.stie Short Stanza T. H. Geddy, Jr. Shorter Stanza W. E. Dold Shortest Stanza J. W. Jackson Never stop line E. P. Farthing Run on line K. B. Jaekson Rhyming Stanza W. K. Doty Short metre W. S. Hol)erts((n Most famous Stanza Dr. J. S. Wilson Editor ' s old Stanza Prof. G. O. Ferguson Onomato-poetic Stanza H. A. (Jai-tli Beautiful Stanza " Teddy " " Willco.x Re.jected Stanza Geo. Larkin Feminine Rhvrae Holler Printer ' s DeVil Prof. J. V. KMtehie 152
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m- Ct)c 1911 Colonial (Ecljo ' Mimmm The Dead Man Who Returned jE were sitting in my office, smoking and idly dreaming as the wreaths of snioive curled slowly towards the ceiling, when Lawson broke the silence with : " Say, Boli, in nil yon; ' detective expe- riences I ' ve heard, yon have never told me how Gilder managed that Proctor aft ' air, which at the time yon seemed to think hope- less. " " Well, " I said, " 1 am not busy this morning, so I will give you the whole story as I rememlier it, but as some ol " the principal facts are contained in a few newspaper clippings, 1 shall first look them up. " After a short search among my files, I found the desired clii)inngs, and taking a fresh cigar, settled myself comfortably in my easy chair to tell another of the remarkable experiences with which the life of this eminent detective was tilled. " As you know, Lawson, Gilder and I were boyhood chums, and carried this intimacy into our business relations when we started a detective agency together. Gilder, however, soon outstripped me in proficiency. Then when a Loudon firm was the victim of an enormous theft — I ' ve told you that Loudon story, have I not? " " Yes. " " Well, no native detective seemed al)le to catch the criminals, so an agent was sent over to secure an American expert. Gilder was recommended for the case, aud accepted at a large salary. He managed this case so successfully that he was oil ' ered every inducement to remain in London. lie decided to make London his permanent head(iuarters, aud insisted that I should accom- pany him. 1 replied that London crooks are too thick-headed for me, and I preferred to sharpen my wits in better company. " As both of us are men of few words, our partnership was soon dissolved, and Gilder was on his way to London. " A short time after, a big diamond house in New York — the Thompson- Cottrell Company I believe — lost some valuable diamonds en route for London. They suspected that the thief had landed on English soil, and so detailed me to unravel the mystery. " As soon as Gilder learned that I was in the city, he gave me a very cor- dial invitation to stay with him. Of course nothing could have pleased me better, and at his very comfortable, and I may say, costly apartments, I stayed for two weeks, duriug which time no clue to the diamond mystery could be found. 194
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