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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (April 30, 1936)
“ The Pit ”
By FLOYD GIBBONS
Famoua Headline Hunter.
COU know, boys and girls, it isn’t at all unusual for an adven
turer to run into an experience that leaves him dazed and
barely able to stagger along home, but Harry Goldin of Bronx,
N. Y., is one upon all those guys. Harry was dazed and barely
able to stagger before his adventure started. After it was all
over he was a lot worse off.
It all happened in April, 1899, when Harry was down in
Cuba lighting the Spanlah-Amerlcan war for Uncle 8am. He was with the
Seventh Regiment cavalry, stationed In the Held outside Plnar del Itlo, and
things had quieted down to such an extent that troopers with a good
record could get a pass from the officer of the dny to go Into town, make
a few purchases, and have what was widely known us n good time.
Harry was one of the troopers who had a good record. I
don't know how he managed to get tt, and I know doggone well
he didn’t deserve it, because the first thing he did when he hit
town—he and his buddy—was to head for a saloon.
They had a couple bottles of beer, and then they drank some Cuban
white mule. They ambled around the town taking In the sights, but to
Judge by Harry's and Ids pal’s actions, most of those sights were in the
bottom of a glass.
A. W. O. L. Is Bad Business in Any Man’s Army.
Finally It got to the point where they had to do their sightseeing sit
ting down, because whenever they got up on their feet the sights reeled
aud wabbled around so fast that they couldn’t get a good look at them.
That went on until it became just plain impossible to see a
sight or anything else. Then all of a sudden it dawned on them
that it was dark—that they had overstayed their leave—and that
they had better get the heck out of town before the corporal of
the guard came looking for them. They lurched to their feet and
started walking toward the camp In three directions at once.
By the time they were half way there It was twice as dark as when
they had started. They couldn't see n foot ahead of them and were even
having some trouble trying to keep a foot under them. How the two lads
got separated, Harry doesn't know. He was walking along talking when
A Snarling Bear Wa* Pawing at Him In the Pit.
all of a sudden lie realized he was talking to himself. He yelled for his
P«l. but he got no answer. On top of that It started to thunder and
lightning—and then to rain.
Harry went on alone. Every once In a while a flash of lightning
would Illuminate the sky, and then lie could see where he wns going. Thu
third or fourth flash showed a dark object up ahead. That, Harry, thought,
would lie hls buddy. He gave a whoop and started towards It. Through
the dark he could see It coming to meet him. Just as It reached him
Harry stumbled and fell.
Harry’s Pal Turned Out to Be a Big Black Bear.
He reached out and grabbed hold of hls pal, to help himself
up again. Hls pal had grown a thick coat of heavy fur in the
meantime, but Harry had had too many tequilas and aguardientes
back In town to notice. Again he stumbled, clutched hls pal for
support, and both of them tumbled into a deep pit.
It wns the sort of n pit they use for garbage In Cuba. Something told
Harry that, even though he couldn’t see. The fall jarred some of the
sense back Into him, and, for the first time he began to wonder how hls
pal had happened to grow that coat of fur. He didn’t have to wonder
long. A sudden flash of lightning lit up the pit. That furry thing wasn't
hls buddy at all. It was a bear—u huge, black, snarling bear!
For a minute Hnrry thought he was pipe dreaming the whole thing.
That hear must have come right out of one of those aguardiente bottles
hack In town. Ilut no. The bear was on him now—had him down—was
mauling him like the devil. He couldn’t dream those sharp stabs of pain
—couldn’t dream the bruises the hour gave him as he kicked him around.
Harry Learns That Bears Don’t Fight Fair.
The bear didn’t fight fair. It was the darndest animal Harry
ever saw. It was jumping on him. Harry could feel It. Bam!
And the brute would land on him. Off he’d go. And, then. Bam!
He’d land on him again. What kind of a bear was this that
fought like a moose?
Another flash of lightning told the story. Harry looked up Just In
time to see the bear pawing and clawing at the top of the pit. Then, Ham I
He lost hls hold and landed on Hnrry again.
That animal wasn't jumping on him. He was falling on him. He was
using Harry for a springboard, trying to get out of the pit. That’s about
the last thing Harry remembers. Then, Ham! again, and he lost con
The next thing Harry knew he woke up In the hospital. Hls
friends were all standing around his cot. He thought they’d come
to be with him at the end—until he noticed that they were all
The Laugh Was on Harry, Even if It Hurt.
“And when they told me about It," Hurry says, "I had to laugh my
self. The bear was one that had escaped from u small circus and had
wandered out of town. It was Just about twice as scared us I was."
But Harry's laugh didn’t last long. When he tried to move in
hls cot his grin faded away. He was scratched from head to foot
and had three broken ribs where the bear fell on him. If you
want to make him mad now, just ask hin» about the time he did a
Sidney Franklin with old Bruin amid the rose petals and incense
of that refuse pit way down there in Cuba in '99.
Training Canaries Is
Highly Developed Art
Roller canary breeders who spend
time training their young male birds
to sing, reap the rewards of their
labors. By January or February of
their first year roller canaries be
gin to show what they can really
do in tiie way of vocal development
writes Helen C. Loomis In the
From the time they were very
young birds, the outstanding young
males In any well regulated roller
canary breeding establishment are
carefully excluded from the com
pany of older birds possessing
faulty notes which they might copy.
For a number of weeks many of
them go through an Intense period
of vocal training under the tu
telage of especially talented adult
The young birds, perhaps a dozen
of them, are placed in Individual
cages in a large training cabinet,
which Is also occupied by one or
more "teacher" birds. During a
large part of the time they are in
tills training cabinet, the young
birds are kept covered and the ad
ult tilrds are allowed to sing. The
length of time in which the young
birds are allowed to try their voices
is Increased as the training goes
on, and the most apt of the pupil
birds will have achieved quite a
creditable performance by the first
of the year. Others may require
a month or so longer to reach their
highest point of development.
Tlie various rolls, trills and tours
which, are characteristic of roller
canaries are performed by the birds
with their little throats all puffed
up, but beaks tightly closed.
A Wealthy City
In the Sixth century no Hellenic
city could compare with Sybarls for
wealth and splendor.
He Used His Other Chance
Two Big Birthdays
England, Rich, Worries
The Elephant’s Pulse
New York’s Tltterton murder mys
tery turns out not to be “the per
er, an upholster,
took away the
cord used In
his trade, with
which he had
bound the un
an, but forgot
that he had left
some strands of
twine under the
body, and those
pieces of cord,
thanks to excel
lent police work,
trapped him. The sentimental who
say, “(live the poor criminal an
other chance,” will note that the
murderer was a convict on parole
when he killed the woman. He had
“another chance" and made use of it.
Berlin reports a g4-at Hitler forty
seventh blthday celebration In
cluding a tine display of military
power—airplanes, war tanks, fight
ing men, apparently eager for a
tight. They were young anil could
not remember the last war.
Particularly Interesting were two
lines in the song sung by storm
“Today we own Germany,
Anil tomorrow the whole world."
The day after Hitler celebrated
bis forty-seventh birthday old Borne
celebrated her two thousand six
hundred and eighty-ninth anniver
sary. Mussolini celebrates by launch
ing two new Italian cruisers and
speeding up airplane production. He
tells Italian fathers and mothers
he must have 00,000,000 population
fur Italy not later than 1950. In 1921,
when Mussolini took charge, Italy's
population was 3,8,000,000. There
will soon lie room and food to raise
more Italians In Ethiopia. Easy, for
all but the mother.
England, doing well In a business
way, with more than $2,000,000,000
worth of Bank of England notes cir
culating among tradesmen. Is col
lecting gold and depleting the
French reserves. While England
tries to keep down the price of her
“no-gold" pound, France Is afraid
she will not be able to keep up the
value of her gold franc, already
devalued by HO per cent of Its 1014
value. What becomes of the “magic
of gold?" Our dear old dollar Is
worth only 59 cents, and only deal
ers In exchange know It.
Doctor Benedict, of Carnegie lab
oratories, finds that the adult ele
phant's heart bents from 22 to 30
times a minute, less than half tint
human heartbeat, and the elephant
heartbeat Is nine strokes faster
when the animal Is lying down.
Man’s heart beats more rapidly
while he stands—because then It
must raise blood the full height ot
tlie body. Old poets, with tired
hearts, should do their writing
lying down—the 'blood flows hori
zontally with little effort.
England Is pleased; Sir Robert
lladfleld, who makes tough steel, an
nounces a shell for British naval
guns that can pass unhurt through
armor plate twelve Inches thick and
explode on the other side. “One
shell of this kind final In the region
of the magazine would probably
cause destruction of a modern bat
tleship.” England Is manufacturing
the shells rapidly; others are manu
facturing airplane bombs that might
make old-fashioned naval guns and
In Minml, a lady, first name Eols,
and married, has husky triplet
babies. Two gentlemen, the official
husband and another, demand cus
tody of the triplets, each calling
himself the real father. The alleged
"father” who is not the husband
would submit to any blood test, his
How would King Solomon decide
Clarence Harrow, one of the coun
try’s most convincing lawyers, says
on his seventy-ninth birthday:
"I say that religion is the belief
in future life and in God. 1 don't
believe in either.”
The hoptoad beside the track,
watching the express train go by,
might say, reasonably enough:
“I do not believe in such a thing
as a locomotive engineer."
Moscow lias returned to the Jap
anese government in Manchukuo,
with full military honors, the bodies
of three Japanese killed in a fight
with Soviet guards. The military
honors will not console the widows,
and, repeated often enough, such in
cidents lead to war.
Europe envies our fortunate coun
try, which gives only paper dollars
and inflation paper bonds to its citi
zens but has buried in the ground,
the biggest lump of gold on earth.
© Kins Features Syndicate, Ino.
Hats to Match Top Juvenile Coats
By CHERIE NICHOLAS
C"1 KANTED that mother und big
* sister are looking too chic
and charming for words this spring,
In their new spie and spun stylish
tallleurs or their bolero costumes.
If not a redlngote outfit that con
trasts print with plain, to which
there has been added accessories
utterly feminine and seductive as
accessories must be that would go
high-style this season.
However, we are not saying that
voguishly attired adults are the
whole show, not when a bevy of
stylishly arrayed youngsters Join
the procession. Then does competi
tion become keen and it is the tiny
tots In their new spring outfits that
will be getting the big applause, we
venture to say, be their elders ever
so begullingly garbed. Which they
should for children's fashions are
as cunning and intriguing as fancy
dare picture this season.
As a fashion ‘‘first” for spring It
Is the little coat-and-hat ensemble
that Is taking precedent at the
immediate moment. It adds zest to
the mode that children’s coats are
unusually versatile this season In
the matter of styling. Then, too,
a particularly wide choice of ma
terials is offered. Tweeds In de
lectable colorings, camel’s hair
weaves, navy twills, novelty wool
plaids and serge are all-important
in the list of Juvenile coatings.
Close attention is being paid to
tailoring and styling, with the Eng
lish trend dominating. Inverted
pleats, crisp collars, velvet pipings
as well as Insets in tailored collars
are high style details to consider
Most Important to remember is that
fushio^ decrees that every wee coat
or suit Is to be companioned by
a matching hat.
While grown-ups are going In for
daring color to the limit, high col
ors are not so much In the chil
dren’s wear picture. As a mat
ter of fact. It Is the medium tones
thnt are most generally in use this
season. Pastels are also definitely
favored In aqua, dusty and skip
per blue In the order named. Many
all-white coats will be worn.
Full length coats are more pop
ular than the short jackets, al
though the ever beloved reefer type
jacket of navy flannel continues to
hold Its own. The trio of models
pictured were selected for Illustra
tion from among a collection of lit
tle folk’s fashions displayed at a
preview style event recently held
at the Merchandise Mart In Chi
The clever little coat to the left
is one of the new and very much
admired Princess Elizabeth types.
It carries that convincing air of
distinction such as every fashion
alert mother covets for her child.
Tweed In the popular dusty rose
shade fashions It Cunningly flared
lines, the double breast button fas
tening, and the deftly tailored de
tails of collar, cuffs and pockets
are all significant style items. The
collar of natural linen Is detach
The little girl walking hand-in
hand so chummily with her com
panion has on a very attractive
long reefer coat In navy blue. White
metal buttons and a white hand
embroidered lingerie collar add chic
finishing touches. The perky match
ing hat Is of cloth Identical with
that of the coat
The adorable child In the fore
ground has on a coat of skipper
blue novelty weave wool with the
Princess Elizabeth lines given to
It that are regarded so exceedingly
smart for the younger set this
spring. Her matching Scotch cap
repeats the trim of blue plaid silk
used on the coat.
© Western Newspaper Union.
URGED FOR SPRING
There’s a lot of talk these- days
about the “basic wardrobe.” which
Is a good Idea for the spring bud
The Idea is to select the spring
suit, coat and printed frocks lu
one color theme, to be worn with
interchangeable accessories. Sup
pose, for Instance, you start with
one of the smart new man-tailored
suits with black Jacket and striped
skirt. With it, if you shop wisely,
you will get an extra skirt to match
Then you should choose a top
coat in tailored style, also black,
which may be worn over the suit
or with a printed silk frock.
Your printed silks should be
bright, gay and simply made, so
that you may wear various frilly
lingerie accents with them, chang
lng their mood with the Jabot or
collar you select. With these for
a foundation, you may achieve end
less variety by choice of contrast
New Hats Make Striking
Use of Ostrich Feathers
Ostrich feathers and gay dow
ers add the striking effects to new
Black straw bonnets, dipped in a
peak over the forehead, are encir
cled with ostrich feathers curled
over one ear or trimmed with
bright, shiny dowers perched along
Veils are an outstanding feature,
consisting of coarse, stiff, black
mesh, sometimes fashioned In a clr
cular cut extending down to fas
ten under the chin.
WITH A VEIL
By CHER1E NICHOLAS
A bit of straw, a brim of closolj
stitched net, a full-blown rose and
a fragile, frivolous, flattering veil
and presto! The milliner evolves
us seductive a little cocktail hat
us tiie world e’er gazed upon. As
here pictured this intriguing head
piece is posed b.v Helen Chandler,
who wears it in her newest play. It
carries a highly important style
message in the tight brim that
frames the head, namely, the use
of many layers of net closely
stitched. Milliners are making many
wide-brimmed hats ns well us tur
bans and toques of stitched net this
Handbags are all big and roomy.
Belts these days show striking de
A charming sports set of hat and
scarf are made of white pique.
Felt, once confined to hats. Is
promoted to the realm of clothes.
Who Are You ?
The R omance of
y our Name
RUBY HASKINS ELLIS
f IKE so many of the early An
glo-Saxon names, the name of
Clark or Clarke, originated from
an occupation and in this instance
the occupation was undoubtedly the
office of a clerk. This office was
considered a very superior one, as
such a position required the serv
ices of one possessing great ability
In rending and writing ancient me
dieval lore. Consequently, the
Clarks were people of high Intel
ligence and were looked upon with
The Clarks in England, East An
glia particularly, were dwellers
there before the Norman conquest.
They were very religious and de
vout and were active in building
priories and abbeys in that part
of the country. An Interesting tra
dition of the family connects them
by marriage with the descendants
of Joseph of Arimathea.
Among the first immigrants to
America, there were many of the
name of Clark. The mate on board
the Mayflower was a Clark. Thomas
Clarke, of Plymouth, settled in
1623, and Capt. Daniel Clark, of
Windsor, Conn., was a settler in
Tristam (or Thurston) Clark was
born in Ipswich, England, county
Suffolk, in 1594, came to America
and settled at Plymouth, 1634. Wil
liam Clark, a freeman at Water
town, Mass., in 1631, removed to
Woburn before 1646.
Carew Clark was born in Bed
fordshire, England, 1603, and came
to Newport, It. I„ In 1638. Arthur
Clark was living in Boston in 1643.
• • *
'T'HE Baynes are of English de
scent, and the old family seat in
America was Westmoreland county,
In 1789 Richard Bayne was bom,
who later married Susan, the daugh
ter of ‘Lawrence Pope. This alliance
linked the Baynes with the Hum
phrey Pope family, which was es
tablished in Westmoreland county,
Virginia, as early as 1650, and
whose descendants have taken such
prominent parts in the early politi
cal affairs of Kentucky, Illinois and
Descendants of the family have
intermarried with the Kerfoots,
Rusts, Ashbys, Cranes (of Balti
more) and other leading families.
The connection with the Popes
and the fact that the Baynes were
all members of the Church of Eng
land supports the theory that they
were all worshipers of old Pope'a
Creek church, one of the two orig
inal churches of Washington par
ish, Westmoreland county, Virginia.
Baynes, of Maryland, are con
nected by marriage with the Fowke
The coat of arms shown here is
accredited to Matthew Bayne, of
Westmoreland county, Virginia,
e Public Ledger, Inc.—WNTJ Service.
Doctor Will Take 25 ‘In-Laws’
on Country-Wide Vacation
Dr. Thomas Richmond, of Kansas
City. Is so fond of his wife's rela
tions that he is taking 25 of them on
holiday with him. The Idea was his
own, not Mrs. Richmond’s. They In
cluded the doctor's eighty-one-year
old mother-in-law and eleven-months
old nephew-in-law. They are going to
tour the country in a 17-seater bus
and two cars, with a lorry for the
luggage. “I think he is crazy,” his
wife said in an interview. "But If he
wants to spend his money that way,
it’s all right with me.”
Selfishness Is the most patronized
Idolatry In the world.—W. M. Pem
YOU RISK BLOOD POISONING IF YOU DO
Razors, caustic liquids and harsh
plasters are dangerous. The safe,
quick way to remove corns is with
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pads. They instantly relieve pain;
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at alii drug, shoe and department stores.
In a thoroughly civilized land eve*
the jail meals are appetizing.
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Brings modern gas
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Inventor and pio
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gards this stove
as his crowning
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Its own gas from ordinary lead
free gasoline. Lights instantly, liko
gas. The flame from its fuel-saving
Band-A-Blu Burners is hotter than
natural gas and is easily adjusted
for fast cooking or slow simmering.
Its low fuel consumption makes it
cheaper to use than coal, wood or
The Coleman Range has a spa
cious insulated oven and drawer
type broiler. An independently con
trolled burner provides any heat
desired for baking or broiling.
Climaxing his achievement, Mr.
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Safety Range with gracious beauty,
style and color.
Persons wishing full information
about these marvelous new Cole
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YOUR kidneys are constantly filter
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poison the system when retained,
f Then you may suffer nagging back
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