The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, December 11, 1924, Image 8

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    MILITARY DRILL
BEING OPPOSED
Pacifist Students at Nebraska
University Put Up For
mal Protest
Lincoln, Neb., Dec. (Special)—
Pacifist students at the state uni
versity are preparing to cuter a for
mal protest against being forced to
take drill at that Institution. This
row' is almost nn annual one, and this
time was started by I'anl Blancherd,
field secretary of the league for In
dustrial democracy, who spent some
time campaigning for La Follette in
the state.
Blancherd has furnished the pro
testing students with an opinion of
the attorney general of Wisconsin
that while the net of congress re
quires land grant colleges to main
tain instruction in military work It
does not require that each student
be required to take It If physically
able to do so.
APPEAL DOND IS
COSTING TOO MUCH
Lincoln, Nob, Dec. (Special)—
Levi Keister, aged resident of Ash
land, who figured In a sensational
trial six or eight months ago, when
his son tried to have a guardian ap
pointed for him on the ground that
he was lavishing his hard-earned for
tune on a woman 30 years his
Junior, was a central figure In su
preme court this week, where he ap
peared to ask that the appeal bond
in the guardianship case be reduced
from $55,000 to $3,000.
His son succeeded in having a
guardian named, hut this order was
superseded when the old man took
alt his securities, $51,500, to a surety
company and had It sign his appeal
bond. He says that the company is
charging him $500 a year premium,
and he wants the court to relieve him
of Ibis expense by letting some
trustee hold the securities, as the
only claim being fought out is that
if he lias them he will give them to
the woman, who is now his wife.
LA FOLLETTE LEADER
BACK IN THE FOLD
Lincoln, Neb.. Dec. Special)—C.
A. Forcnsen, one of the La Follette
leaders In the recent campaign, has
formally recanted his connection with
the third party, and declares in a
letter to Frank A. Harrison, who
managed Ihe La Follette campaign
In this state, that hereafter he will
use hts energies to assist progres
sives In gaining control of the re
publican party.
Mr. Sorensen says that nearly halt
the members of the republican party
vote for the party ticket regardless
of who named it, and says that this
Is the explanation of why Norris
who has fought Cooiidge ever since
the latter became president, was
elected at the same time ns was
Cooiidge, so far as the Nebraska
vote Is concerned. He says that the
best strategy Is to organize to con
trol the primaries and in that way
take advantage of this inertia of
party members.
Sorensen says that in his opinion
the third party movement would
never have been successful in elect
ing senators like Norris, Capper
Howell and Brookhart, who owe their
places to progressive control of the
republican organization and primar
ies.
DECISION SOON IN
CONTESTED WILL CASE
Randolph, Neb., Dee. .—Decision
In an Important case which was tried
In county court at Kartlngton over
which Judge Wilbur F. Bryant pre
sided, and which has aroused a great
deal of Interest in Cedar county be
cause of large sums vequeathed to
churches, will be rendered sometime
this week, it Is believed. Judge Bry
ant announced that he wished to read
the testimony twice and consider the
case carefully before giving the de
cision.
The case involved the question of
the settlement of the estate of the
late John Eason, a bachelor, of Ran
dolph, who died in September In the
Salter hospital at Norfolk, leaving a
will bequeathing his property to sev
eral beneficiaries among them the
Methodist church of Randolph to
which he bequeathed $1,500; the Ran
dolph Catholic church, $1,000; the
Catholic parochial school, $500, and
several Individuals to whom he loft
various sums of money. The suit
to break the will was brought by
Howard Houston, a nephew of Mr.
Eason, living in Wisconsin, alleging
that his uncle, who was 78 years old
was In a state of senility and incap
able of making a will.
Mr. Eason made Dr. Q. A. Kerley,
residuary legate and executor of the
estate and the will was witnessed hj
William Cain, a banker, and Dee
Brenner, an undertaker, of Randolph
Twenty-four witnesses were exam
ined and the evidence produced
brought out much conflicting testi
mony, somo testifying that the old
man was perfectly clear In mind and
quite capable of taking care of his
own affairs and others stating that
he was incapable.
OMAHA TO FIGHT
SMALLPOX EPIDEMIC
Omaha, Neb , Dec. -Health Com
missioner Pinto has formally re
quested City Attorney Van Dusea to
draft an ordinance declaring a health
emergency so that the council may
appropriate $5,500 to cope with an
outbreak of smallpox which ha?
spread to various parts of the city.
Two cases of the disease were re
ported yesterday, making a total of
more than 20 In the city.
TAKE PIG CASE
TO HIGH COURT
Dakota County Men Dis
agreed as to Ownership of
Sow and Progeny
I,incoln, Neb., Dec. ' (Special)—•
George R. Rockwell and E. H. Paugh
of Dakota county are in supreme
court disputing over a legal point
that would greatly Interest Ellis
Parker Butler, author of "Pigs Is
Pigs."
Jesse Bliven was a tenant last year
on the Paugh farm. He needed some
money and borrowed $(>00 from Rock
well. He gave back a mortgage on
some stuff including four brood sows.
Bliven had to give up and aband
oned the place and Paugh took the
bows and the 29 pigs that time had
added to the Bty population of the
farm, and sold them.
Rockwell sued hini for conversion,
the value of the property sold. He
won below.
Paugh and Bliven say that the 29
pigs were born after the mortgage
was executed, and they deny that
Rockwell has any claim upon them,
for that reason. Paugh says that
anyway he gave Bliven the money to
buy the brood stock, and they were
his even though Included in the mort*
gage.
HEIRS WIN IN
NEBRASKA CASE
High Court Awards Property
To Children of the Late
Barney Mahon
ronrn, Neb., Dec. (Special)—
The attorneys, C. A. Kingsbury and
C. H. Hendrickson, for the Mahon
heirs, have received word that the
supreme court has reversed the de
cision in favor of the heirs In a land
case against A. L. White involving
ICO acres of improved farm land
near Waterbury In Dakota county,
worth at least $20,000.
This case was tried In the district
court at Dakota City and decided
against the heirs of Barney Mahon
in tho spring of 1922. The attorneys
for the heirs appealed to the supreme
court and that court reversed the
case, giving the land to tho Mahon
heirs.
Barney Mahon homesteaded this
land in 1877. He died In August 1903,
while living on the farm, leaving six
minor children from 3 to 12 years old.
Upon investigation by C. A. Kings
bury and C. H. Hendrickson, attor
neys for the heirs, of the title to the
lands and court records, at Dakota
City, It was decided to bring suit
for the land, which was done In 1921.
The <yiso involved intricate ques
tions of law and in money value and
other ways Is an unusual and im
portant case.
NELIGH MAN WANTS
GAME W * 'IDEN JOB.
Lincoln, Neb., Dec. (Special)—
Former Representative W. W. Cole of
Neligh has joined the ranks of those
who want to take George Koster’s
place as state game warden. Koster
has held through several administra
Uans, but half a dozen men are now
after the position. Including W. J.
O’Brien, who resigned ns state hatch
cry superintendent because he re
fused to take orders from Koster.
Koster Is accused by members of
the Izaak Walton league, organized
for the preservation and protection of
game and fish, of having told his
hatchery men to ignore the league.
Koster is also criticized for his use
of part of tho appropriation for buy
ing land containing lakes suitable for
fishing resorts to add a trout hatch
ery to the state plant at Benklemnn.
Thej-e are no trout streams within a
few hundred miles, and it is claimed
the trout for the north Nebraska I
streams should bo hatched in the
Valentine plant, so many miles near
er.
MASONIC BODIES ARE
TO MEET IN OMAHA
Omaha, Neb., Dec. —More than
150 members of the Masonic frater
nity in Nebraska will come here
December 10 to attend the fifty
eight annunl convocation of the
grand chapter. Royal Arch Masons
of Nebraska, and the fourty-fifth
annual assembly of the grand council
Royal and Select Masters, in the
state. The convocation and assembly
will be held in the Masonic Temple.
All councils in the jurisdiction are
expected to be represented at the
.convocation and the assembly, ac
cording to Frances F. White, grand
recorder of the council and grand
secretary of the chapter. A prelim
inary session December 9, will be
held by the council to confer degrees
of royal and selcet masters. All mas
ters, Mr. White announced, may re
ceive the super-excellent master’s
degree at this meeting.
The “order of high priesthood" will
be conferred in full form at a grand
convention to be laid December 10.
Following will be a banquet, which
officers, past grand high priest, past
deputy grand high priest, and the one
representative from each chartered
chapter, according to official rank,
will be present at the December 10
sessions, Mr. White said.
SISTERS ARE OPERATED
ON FOR APPENDICITIS.
Wlnside, Neb., Dec. . (Special)—
Two daughters of Dr. and Mrs. J. G.
Neely were operated on for appendi
citis at a hospital in Wayne, last
week, one on Monday and the other
on Friday. Both are said to be doing
nicely
ARM IS BROKEN
WHILF AT PLAY
Wlnside, Neb., Dec. (Special)—
While playing on a teeter-totter on
the school grounds one day last week
the small daughter of Mr. and Mrs
Herman Frees fell and sustained a
broken arm.
STATE’S JURY
LAW ATTACKED
Attorneys for Convicted
Omaha Man Say Women
Should Be Eligible
Lincoln, Neb., Dec. (Special.!—
| Attorney for Steve Boras, Omaha
: Greek, who emptied most of the
I contents of a revolver into the per
son of W. L. Tindell, who owed him
$100 and wouldn’t pay, raised the
question In supreme court Wednes
day whether he had a fair trial
because the Jury that tried him was
taken entirely from the males of
the county. His attorney said that
the right to vote carries with it
the right and obligation to do Jury
service, and that no panel is prop
erly drawn that does not Include
women chosen In the same way as
are men. He contended that the
word "males” as used in the law
defining who shall be called as
Jurors was descriptive at the time
It was passed of the electors of that
day, and that it meant to base
qualification on the fact of being
allowed to vote.
The state’s attorney said that
there Is no relation whatever be
tween the right to vote and the
right or duty to serve as a juror,
fhe power to deftine the qualifica
tions of Jurors rests with the legis
lature, and It having said “males"
and not having amended the law
since the 19th amendment has been
In force, that stands as the law o 1
the state.
GOVERNOR BRYAN TO
NEW CAf*TOL FIRST
Lincoln. Neb.. Dec. (Special.)—
There will be no war between (lov
ernor Bryan and the republican
state officers over the former's de
sire to be the first state officer Into
the new capltol. A recent voyage
through the law books resulted in
the republican state officers being
denuded of their arms. It was
found that the old law that made
the board they dominate boss of the
statehouse had been repealed with
out their knowing It four years ago,
and that as the other law gives the
governor control of all otherwise
assigned property he Is boss of both
of them.
RAILWAY COMMISSION RE
FUSES FARM BUREAU DEMAND
Lincoln, Neb., Dec. (Special.)—
The stain railway commission has
d< nied the request of Secretary
Steward of the Farm Bureau fed
eration to include in the recent calf
rate order a provision than any
bovine animal weiging less than 425
pounds ahxll be considered a calf.
The commission says that such a
definition is no part of a traffic
schedule, and that market rules and
not the dictum of a commission
should determine when an animal Is
a cow or a calf.
It also declined to modify the
order by providing that-the charges
for straight carloads of calves
should never exceed that for cattle,
ns illogical, and covering a situation
that will never happen. It did,
however, amend the order to permit
the feeding in transit of calves and
their handling on the same basis
of rates and minimum weights as
cattle, when that is done,
SAYS SONINLAW
DEMANDED A FARM
Omaha, Neb., Dec. —Less than
a year after his marriage, Joseph A.
Kelly, a mining promoter of Du
buque, la., asked a 160-acre farm of
his fatherlnlaw, Frank H. Stander,
Omaha, as the price of returning
to the family circle after difficulties
with his wife, according to asser
tions Stander made in his petition
answering Kelly's $50,000 suit for
alienation of his wife’s affections.
The farm the soninlaw wanted
before he would consent to return
to live with his estranged wife, Ber
tha Standqr Kelly, was considered
one of the best tracts In Nebraska,
according to D. M. Murphy, counsel
for Stnnder.
Kelly filed the alienation suit af
ter bis wife had sued him for sep
arate maintenance.
FORDYCE COMING TO
FRONT IN IMPROVEMENTS
Fordyce, Neb., Dec. -Several
Improvements are being made here
which will make Fordyce one of the
progressive towns of northeast Ne
braska,
The community hall Is being re
paired and painted, the old hospital
is being converted into a modern
banking building, the hotel has been
sold and under the present man
agement a first class place will be
opened to the traveling public, and
a 24-hour electric light service is
being installed, the material already
having arrived and the bonds hav
ing been issued to make the project
possible.
EMERSON SOON WILL
HAVE LIGHT SYSTEM
Emerson, Neb., Dec. -Following
a \ote of 3 to 1 In favor of install
ing an electric system here, contract
for furnishing the material for same
has been given by the village board
J'/:.Rihanek of ^nder. whose
bid of $3,983 was the lowest
len1t,r? cos< of the system,
which Includes engineering fees and
meters, will be approximately $7,000.
Bonds for the electric transmission
line and distribution system have
ceen sold at an Interest rate of 3
tier cent. According to the contract
the work Is to be completed by
December 31.
YOUNG RAILROADER 18
MISSING FROM HOME
Falrbury, Neb., Dec. ' -j. N.
Howard, 21 yearn old, employe of
the Rock Inland shops here, han
been missing since Friday morning.
He told his wife he was going
hunting, and after buying so!-=
new hunting clothes, he left in ms
Ford coupe.
When he did not return by Sat
urday night, a pom of 2$ persons
conducted a search for him. not
could not locate him. Bealdes his
wife, Howard has a year old baby.
CHARGE WOMAN
WITH MURDER
Still Denies Having Part in
Death of Mrs. Frank
Bruner
Broken Bow, Neb., Dec. (I. N. S.)
•—The preliminary hearing of Mrs.
Arvesta Northy, 47 years old, accused
by Frank Bruner, her acknowledged
soul mate, of giving him the bichlor
ide of merclury tablets with which
he poisoned his wife, will probably
be held Wednesday, county officials
announced.
Bruner waived preliminary hear
ing and will be bound over to the
district court on a charge of first
degree murder. In a statement today
he reiterated his story of the poison
lng of his wife through tablets placed
in her tea and repeated his accusa
tion that Mrs. Northy had given him
the poison.
Mrs. Northy, separated from her
husband who is 30 years her senior,
sioutiy denied any part in the pois
oning despite lengthy questioning.
She is the mother of four grown
children. County Attorney Schaper
declared, however, that he intends to
charge her with first degree murder
at the arraignment Wednesday.
NOVEL COMPENSATION
CLAIM IS DENIED
Lincoln, Neb., Dec. (Special.i—
Compensation Commissioner Frye
has denied the claim made by Harry
Haverly of Omaha, against 'his wife,
Julia, and an accident insurance
company. When Mrs. Haverly nuilt
her garage she took out compensa
tion insurance to cover accidents to
workers, .^he had her husband paint
the barn, and he fell off a ladder and
sustained serious hurts
To sustain the claim that they
were employer and workmen tbey
said they had an agreement of years
standing by which he was to pay his
wife $40 a month for room and
board and she was to pay him 50
cents and hour for all work he did
about the place. They said the two
accounts Just about balanced each
other in all the years of their wedded
life*.
The commissioner said that Mrs.
Haverly does not have the legal
status of a contractor or employe",
and as a housewifo she cannot be
held under the law. If her husband
be classed as a domestic servant he
can’t recover because these are ex
empted from the benefits of the law.
The commissioner says anyway hav
ing an interest in the home he can’t
hire himself out to himself
STATE OF NEBRASKA
HAS NICE BANK ACCOUNT
Lincoln, Neb., Dec. 1 (Special.! —
According to a statement prepared
by State Auditor Marsh the state of
Nebraska owes nobody and has more
than $66,000,000 worth of property.
The total is made up of free cash and
permanent trust funds of $4,012,000;
taxes receivable for the next six
months, $2,398,000; other taxes due,
$422 ,000; university grounds And I
campus, $3,253,000; other lands,
buildings and furnishings and equip
ment, $43,400,000, and trust funds in
the permanent school fund in ex
cess of $13,000,000. The total la $1,
000,000 more than a year ago.
WAYNE MAN DIES
FROM HEATT DISEASE
Wayne, Neb., Dec. —Berton J.
Johnson, a citizen of Wayne since
1884, fell dead, heart disease being
given as the cause. Mr. Johnson
was 60 years old, and is survived by
a widow and one son. He had been
in poor health for the past fiv<j
years.
CHICKEN THIEF
IN BIG HAULS
Poultry Raisers at Fremont,
Neb., Lose Whole
Flocks
Fremont, Neb., Dec. ' —Thefts of
chickens continue and the police
seem baffled In attempts to stop the
raids on hen houses.
A flock of 100 Plymouth Rock hens
disappeared at the home of Mrs. Wil
liam Bishop. Henry Faghorn's hen
house wag robbed of three dozen
pullets. Andrew Johnson’s coops were
raided for the second time, and
twenty-five hens were taken.
Chief of police Nagel has asked
chicken raisers to equip their hen
neries with burglar alarms.
WANDERED AWAY AND
IS ADJUDGED INSANE
Tecumseh, Neb., Dec. ' -Laboring
under the hallucination that he was
being sought by enemies who Intend
ed to murder him, Carl Wisser, resi
dent of DuBols, wandered away from
hts home early in the evening, and was
found about midnight by citizens of
the town after a search of several
hours.
Sheriff Avery took WUser to Paw
nee City, where he was judged insane
by the insanity board. He will be
taken to Lincoln.
TO GIVE THEM A
8AMPLE OF HIS WARES
Hawarden. Ia., Dec. (Special)—
Rev. Edwin Booth, jr., of Manltou,
Colo., will preach at the Associated
church next Sunday, both morning
and evening. He comes as a can
didate for the pastorate.
FALL RESULTS IN
PAINFUL FRACTURE
Hawarden, la., Dec- ’ (Special)—
Mrs. H. W. Kellogg, 72 years old,
tripped and fell In such a way as to
break her right wrist, Saturday
night. The fracture was so bad the
bones protruded through the flesh.
“Nine Men Against One” Is Foreign
Estimate of U. S. National Game
From the Chicago Joura.nl of Commerce
The king and queen of England have witnessed a game of
baseball in that benighted (so far as America’s national sport i»
concerned) land, between the Giants and White Sox. The con
test between the two clubs was the subject of much comment ia
the English press.
What royalty thought of the game has not been fully dis
closed. Doubtless it does not compare with cricket in their esti
mation. But a serious criticism of baseball has found wide ap
proval in England. It is that the batter does not have a fair
sporting chance. Poor fellow, he has to stand up before a ball
hurled in his direction at great speed, sufficient to knock hi»
block off if it should catch him behind the ear. It does not coma
straight at him so that it may be quickly and surely dodged, but
by an infernal twist given it by the pitcher is likely to swerve to
one side or the other or up or downi, just before it reaches the bat
ter. This is very disconcerting, and reduces his chances of hitting
it with his bat to a minimum, in case he is able to keep it from
hitting himself, which is of first importance.
Under all these hard conditions the batter is “out” if he
misses that ball three times I Not only these preliminary hazards,
face him, but after a happy shance he succeeds in keeping the
ball from hitting him, and at the same time accomplishes the ex
traordinary feat of hitting it with his bat, there are eight men in
front of him and one behind all intent on getting the ball to first
base before he himself can arrive there, and so retire him from
play. He must run ninety feet after undergoing all these ob
stacles, in order to win the first of four desperate races with th»
ball before his efforts count in the game; and all the while nine
men are picking on him and seeking with all their strength and
agility to thwart his purpose.
Surely, think the English critic?, this is piling up things too
thick with nine men against one. It does look that way, doesn’t
it ? But that is not all. While all these arts and strategems are
in operation, the mind of the batter who miraculously becomes a
base runner, must avoid perturbation in the midst of discourte-oua
shouts, criticisms and reflections cast upon him by those on the
opposite side, all of which give expression to a miraculous desire
to confuse, mislead or trap him. These unkind things happen to
him not only on his way to first base, but clear around until he
arrives safely at the home plate!
After reading English reflections on the game one wonders
how any player ever scores against such overwhelming odds, or
how spectators can enjoy such struggles of one man against nine I'
It might enlighten the English critics to say that baseball faith
fully reflects the American spirit which gladly undertakes suc
cess regardless of the hazards which must be met to win it_not
only in business and everyday life, but in sport and in war. Every
man must learn to face and avoid not only nine dangers, but
ninety and nine, from enemies, competitors and habits which
sneak upon him. But we all meet them, and if we are good stuff,
vvercome them.
TODAY
BY ART iUR BRISBANE
Three news headings on the front
page. One tells of Lord Northcliffe
sending a spirit message from
Heaven to Lord Beaverbrook, an
other newspaper owner, through the
late Bonar Law. You read that,
smile and turn away. That sort of
miracle doesn't interest yp’i.
The next heading, "Pictures by
Radio Sent From London to New
York in Twenty Minutes." You see
pictures of the British premier Bald
win and Calvin Coolidge accurately
sent through the ether without wires.
That MIRACLE does interest you.
No fake about that, no medum hav
ing a convulsion and turning down
the lights. No "ectoplasm.” Just
science and truth.
The third news heading tells you
that science travels faster than re
ligion, according to John D. Rocke
feller, Jr.
Talking to his Bible class he says:
“The development of mind and mat
ter has so far outstripped the de
velopment of the spiritual values in
human life.” And Mr. Rockefeller
asks “has civilization outgrown re
ligion?”
The answer is "no, and the Wool
worth building hasn’t outgrown the
Rocky mountains.”
Men in a few years will take the
radio, the trip around the world in
24 hours and all the rest of science
for granted. But they will never take
the Sermon on the Mount for granted.
In the wo^ds “Suffer little children to
come unto me, and forbid them not
for of such is the kingdom of
heaven,” there is power greater than
the much-discussed power locked up
in the atom, greater than all the
power that cculd be produced by har
nessing all the waterfalls, all the
tides or the sun itself. The only real,
eternal power is in ideas.
How things have changed In
"mighty Egypt” since Antony, great
Homan, married the ugly Cleopatra
(hat he might use her power and
especially her gold, in his fight
against Caesar and how little Cleo
patra, daughter of the Ptolemies,
vjuld have imagined that within a
few centuries her country would bo
submitting to bitterly humiliating
orders from a little foggy island on
the northwest coast of Europe, the
lhnd from which they used to bring
the slaves with yellow hair and blue
eyes to the shores of the Mediter
ranean.
But so it is. The British lion roars.
Egypt says “all right, I will pay
what you wish, I will do what you
please, and I will get out of Sudan.
We live In queer, dangerous days.
In Seattle the government wants to
dismantle an innocent looking broad
casting station. Every evening, a
lady, wife of the proprietor, sent
through the air a beautiful bedtime
story. What could be purer, more
Innocent?
The government says rnaivy things
could be more Innocent, for the ioed
time story sent out contained code
information for bootleggers. That s
queer.
In Chicago a respectable bank
cashier, Hugh Stewart, driving in an
Warranted.
From Forbes Magazine (N. Y.).
As a Presbyterian elder was shaving
Just before going to church he made a
slight cut on the tip of his nose. Call
ing his wife he asked her if she had any
court-plaster. "You will find some in
my sewing basket,” she said. The el
der soon had the cut covered. At
church, in assisting with the collec
tion, he noticed that every one smiled
as he passed the plate. Very much ;tn
noved, he asked one of his assistants
If there was anything wrong with hie
appearance.
"I should say there was,” answered
his assistant. “What is that upon your
nose?" “Court-piaster.” “No," said
his friend, "it is the label from a reel
of cotton. It says, ‘Warranted 200
yards.' ’’
automobile with his wife, se«£ some*
men following him. He’s not the kind
that "stickup” men get away with.
With his automatic he opened fire,
killing Detective William Perrin and
wounding two other policemen mem
bers of a detective squad. That’s
the dangerous part.
---• 1
If in these days Satan spends his
time, as in the past, going up and
down in the earth, it would be in
teresting to know how often people
try to hold him up or shoot through
him.
Dr. Stanton Cole, British, leader of
the Ethical Church in London, says
emancipation of woman means the
downfall of civilization. Many will
say if such a civilization as this must
fall, let it fall. It will come up again.
The hero of the "Persian Letters”
would have told you that opening the
harem, letting women take the veils
off, each one getting a husband for
herself, would mean the downfall of
civilization. He had a limited view
of civilization. So has Dr. Colt, from
London.
John J. Slattery is sentenced to
the electric chair, says, "thank you,
judge.” Reporters call his tone
sarcastic and wonder at his audacity.
The man may have been sincere, A
spirit locked up in a deformed ■ brain
should be grateful to a Judge for
setting it free.
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As for audacity, men with nothing
to lose, can’t lose anything. The
real audacity and fearless courage*
according to Dante, was shown by
the gentleman in his “Inferno” whcv
as he sank back into the boiling
pitch, looked up toward heaven with
an insulting jesture, saying, "that
for you."
But he also, being sentenced for ali
eternity, had nothing to lose.
— I
The president, to discuss public af
fairs, invites senators to breakfast,
talks public business over strong cof
fee and some “flapjacks,” which is
all right In these days of prohibition.
But there was a time when sena
tors leaving "Chamberlain’s” at 2 or
8 fn the morning would have dreaded
the New England early morning start.
The Heaviest Stuff Known.
From The Los Angeles Tlir.ey.
A teaspoonful of osmium, the heav
iest known earth metal, weighs
about three ounces. But Prof. Ed
dington, an English astronomer, has
located a star which Is composed of
a condensed form of matter weighing
391 pounds per teaspoonful. This is
about 60,000 times the weight of wat
er. Prof. Eddington accounts fyr the
great weight upon the theory that
the atoms composing the star have
been smashed together. The elect
rons, Instead of revolving around
the nuclei of the atomic systems at
distances relatively as great as the
distances between tho planets, have
been compressed—just as If the* eight
planets of the solar system had beer*
compressed Into the sun.
Taking the Joy Out of Life.
From the Atlanta Constitution
Mr. Ford says "the horse must go*
and he would also "can” the cow
in favor of the chemist. There are
numerous other joys that ho wishes
to take out of life, but he couldn’t
crowd all Into one interview.
A Bird Lore Skeptic.
From the Mentor.
A sight-seeing bus was riding
through Yellowstone National Park
when It passed a lone pine tree by the
side of the road. At the very top
was an osprey’s nest built of loosely
woven sticks. The driver called above
the grind of the motor: ’’Osprey’*
nest.” The travelers on the second
seat shouted It back to the traveler*
on the third seat. Finally a crotchety
old man on the rear seat shouted
back to the driver: "Do you mean to
tell me that an ostrich built bis nest
way up in the top of that tree?"