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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 Excerpt: ...in the Dolores Pioneer box. An hour or two later Wilson Byron of the Pioneer came for the mail with his usual punctuality, unlocked the box, and emptied it of its contents, sorting them hastily as he took them out, and carrying them to the Pioneer office. He placed the letters in one pile and papers and exchanges in another. The papers he took to the editorial room, the letters to Mr. Danvers' private office, and as he was not in, stacked them up in three even piles upon his desk. On the top of the highest pile was Kitty's letter, and as Wilson went out, slamming the door, it quietly slid off from the pile and fell down behind the desk, between it and the wall. Mr. Danvers returned to his office about two o'clock and sat down to his desk to read the letters which were piled upon it, some of which had accumulated during his absence, some coming in by the morning mail. Some of the letters were in relation to mining matters in which he was interested. There were two or three propositions toward leasing some patented claims on the hill. There were many appeals for aid from people wanting work or money or some means of leaving the country. Most of them were ashamed to propose such a thing, but their condition was very serious, and knowing him to be generous in aiding people in hard luck, they applied to him, etc. The rest of the letters were mainly made up of duns, some polite and some threatening. Down near the bottom of a pile which came in by the morning's mail was a dainty little envelope directed in a lady's hand; anything to get away from the neverceasing demands for money Before he had had time to examine it, the clerk came in from the outer office. "A man is in the office, sir, who wishes to see you." Danvers frowned. "What is his business...
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