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After Nearly Half A Century

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Frank Jones has filed a petition in the probate court which will resurrect some matters that have been almost forgotten by the people of Saline. Some 40 or 50 years ago Louis Gordon left for parts nnknown He had a wife who moved to Urbana, 111. Nothing had been heard from him uutil a inonth ago, and it was commonly supposed that he was dead. In 1880 his mother made a will and left her 160 acres of land to Edward Gordon, a son living in Jackson,Mich., and to Kate Gordon, the wife of Louis Gordon. In 1884 she died, and the will was admitted to probate. The estáte went throiigh all the necessary steps in the probate court, bnt it was never closed up. About a month ago Louis Gordon, who is now in Kansas City, wrote to Attorney Jones asking him to look up the estáte and find its status. This was the first intimation anybody had that the son who had disappeared a half century ago was still in the land of the living. Mr. Jones has now filed a petition asking for a determination of the lawful heirs.