Boys Run Away Inspired by "Dime Novels of the Most Lurid Type"

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anniversary ships she tour IN THIS GITY ' ·*· · ' ' ~~ r ~-'t They Stole Money, Bought^Guns and Ammunition Ran Away fronV,paKland to Fight Indians in Reno Albert Hoffman and John Beigbeder, aged respectively fourteen and thirteen; years, have been., anxiously sought after by their parents in Oakland for several, days. . Tliey are now. in the city 'tanks awaiting word" from ' their relatives to have them sent home. These boys feasted their intellects upon dime novels of the most lurid type until they became imbued of the idea that their mission in life was to fight Indians. One of the boys stole $24 from his father and with this purchased secondhand secondhand rifle of the terrible dimensions of 22-calibre. Enough cartridges were also purchased to fight the campaign through. A little over $7 was left in their was sorry to see them depart last night under convoy of Officeis Tatum find, Berry The, police took them to the station and stowed them away in clean, new com.£ortei s and wired t6 their parerits 1 of of the find. . ;· The boys said that they are tired of roughing it and will be glad to home again. In looking through their personal property the boys were found to be possessed- of a package of garlic, a manicure set -- probably stolen -- several hatchets--modern tomahawks --in-addition to their arms, ammunition, ammunition, .clothing and dime novels. Virgil Porter, Albert Hoffman and John Beigbeder, each fourteen years old and bent 'on being dime novel

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  1. Nevada State Journal,
  2. 01 Dec 1903, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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