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The Ritzville


Feb. 10, 1921


The body of an infant was found last Thursday by Clarence Linville of Benge. It was contained in an earthen jar which had been sealed with sealing wax and buried in the yard near the residence. Alcohol had been poured into the jar to fill the void so that the body was in nearly a perfect state of preservation. Its origin is a complete mystery. Deputy C.Q. Lambert went out to Benge to investitate the case. There was no clue of any kind at hand. Dr. C. Henderson, the county coroner, was unable to de...

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