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TTIE OMAHA SUNDAY TTKE: FEnilUAKY 21, 1015.
FIND SEYEN-TON REPTILE War Corespondent to Lecture on the War
Fossilized Skeleton of a Monster
7,000,000 Yean Old on View
DISCOVERED IS COLORADO
WASHINGTON, Feb. 30.-BtweB 7,(W.
WO and 10.000,000 year aa-o. In what Is
known aa the Jurassic ace, ther lived a
(roup of riant reptiles called dlno.'aurs,
ono family of which, the stegnsaurldae,
or plated lizards. Is perhaps the most
Irvln Cobb, who Is primarily a news
rarer man and a reporter and has lately
become a lertursr. la tn iniwir at the
! Auditorium here on Wednesday, February
24, and tell of Ms experiences In the Euro
pean war lone. Mr. Cobb'a articles In
the Saturday Evening; Tost on the great
world conflict have been widely reaa. In
the cities where he has appeared the
newspapers have been almost unanimous
lr declaring that he talks quite a well
a he writes.
One of the things he says In his lecture
It that since he saw what was (tolng on
fantastic ana curious in ail natural nia- m Kurope he has become a rabid suf
tory. The most perfect and complete j fraaTtte. He says that when he went
fossilized skeleton of the a-enus steffo-1 abroad he was a mild one, but that his
lourus. a smaller branch of this remark- j sund for the cauce of "votes for women
able family group. Is on exhibition In the has been strengthened by what ho saw
aew building of the United -States Na
tional museum at Washington, just as
It waa found and dug out of the sand
stone rock. Near at hand Is a natural j
size and very lifelike restoration In papier-mache,
so weird and monstrous In
ppearance as to give one the horrors.
Back In the very early days of the
world this armor-plated Uzard-like mon
ster dwelt In the western part of the
t'nlted Btatea In what Is now the eastern
slope of the Rocky mountains, although
at that time the mountains did not exist.
Ho roamed about In the marsh and swamp
lands of that region, feeding on the trop
ical grasses and plants, the fossil re
mains of which are found burled with
his skeleton. The specimen mentioned
above comes from Quarry No. 1 in Fre
mont county, near Canyon City, Colo.,
where it was found by Mr. M. P. Felch
In 1886. Brief articles concerning it were
written from time to time, but it was not
assembled and mounted until two years
ago, and never completely described until
recently. ' With the exception of the re
moval of some of the sandstone which
surrounds this valuable specimen It has
been left in the position In which It was
discovered, so that the relation of the
various bones and skin armor may be
een and studied by scientists. In order
that' the lower side of the skeleton and
the back plates may be seen, two mirrors
have been placed beneath it in such a
manner as to reflect the exact structure
and location of the various bones.
The undisturbed position of the bones,
and the surrounding sandstone Indica'aV
that' this monster died In the water, or
on the bank of a stream, and from some
natural cause. It Is possible that the
carcass floated down the stream, as the
arrangement of the different bones and
spine plates Indicate a gradual washing
and tipping over, rather than the crush
ing action of a heavy force. The skeleton
Is quite complete and lies partly on Its
aide and back, with nearly all the bones
In their relative positions, rendering It of
infinite value t scientists for study and
ati a reference type;
lVlneteea Feet Loni,
In life this peculiar reptile of such gi
gantic proportions must have presented a
forbidding appearance; it measures about
nineteen feet In length, was evidently
over eleven feet In height at the hips and
was covered with a very tough and homy
acale-like skin, studded here and there
with bony buttons or knobs of armor.
Along its back were arranged great sharp
edged plates set alternately and project
ing upward like the teeth of a huge saw.
This odd armorplate extended from the
small wedge-shaped reptilian head all the
way back and well down the tapering
Uzard-like tail, which was tipped with
four long sharp spines. Its legs were
not unlike those of a lizard or other .rep
tile, except that the fore legs were rather
short 'and much -weaker than the hind
ones, an indication that the great animal
could alt up like a kangaroo, and per.
haps descended from a hlpedal ancestor.
From a study of its teeth it has been de
termined that this prehistoric beast was
a plant eater, as is suggested by . Its
habitat. Further investigation of Its
head, which Is so small as to be quite
out of proportion to Its massive body,
reveals the fact that It had scarcely any
brain. Although the body of the stego
saurua is supposed to have weighed more
than that of an elephant, the brain of
the latter is fifty times aa heavy, which
fact offers an excuse for the Immense
amount of defensive armor with which
It was equipped, making it practicallv
Impregnable as far aa its enemies were
concerned, provided it had any. Its bones
alone weigh nearly a ton, and it has been
"""''"a mat in lire the stegosaur
weignca between seven and ten tons.
A very complete scientific treat! nn
this Interesting group of extinct giant
iuiicb Dy Mr. Charles W. Gilmore. as
sistant curator of fossil reptllos, has Just
been published by the United States Na
tional museum in the form of a bulletin,
the edition of which has been distributed
to libraries and to scientific and educa
over there. To quote him:
"I have seen how women must bear the
i burden of war. I think in all representa
tive governments women should have
a voice in determining whether there shall
txi war. This talk of the enfranchisement
of women preventing war Is all folly.
Women help to make war. I mean that
nc country could go to war with true
fighting spirit If the women of that coun
try were not behind the men in the ar
mies; it Is inevitable; It Is the Instinctive
need of men.
"There are two things that havo fos
tered war through history." Cobb claims.
"one Is belief that war Is a benefit to
nations, to commerce; the other is the
Idea that war Is picturesque and heroic.
The popular conception of war Is In
amusing contrast to the reality. The man
who goes to fight pictures splendidly uni
formed cavalrymen in a charge, where
nobody Is killed, over nicely rolled green
fields; he Imagines a lovely woman, a
combination of Grace Darling and Flor
ence Nightingale, bending over a bed
where lies a James K. Ilackett with a
red bandage around his head. Real war
as we have It today Is not a bit like that.
Cavalrymen do not charge; men covered
with mud stand in trenches shooting at
. v V
fenrath. Mary Wattles. Oeonre Tsui
l'orglum. Natalie Anrtoreon. John Clarke,
Jean I'almer. Josephine riatnr. Mar
garet Wattles, lVinna MrOnnnld, Helen
Smith, lionise Clarke, Kllsabeth Austin,
Ann Axtell. May Hamilton and Helen
Ioutse Jansen Wylle gave her monthly
S-Jl Farnam street. Thursday evening.
Refreshments were armed end the fal
lowing pupils participated: Mrs. KrHnk
Trucks, Mr. R. Itndlnaky. Mrs. Wells
lewell, Mlea Ucneva Sautter. nit. ,
loretta fVhelhel. Miss Ada lvwell. MHa j
Kthel I'arsons, Ml. lnren Jackson. ,
Mien Alma Kirk, Miss Nora Neal, or- ,
Miss Kvelyn Hopper will present six or
her students at a song recital at the
Young Women's Christian association .
auditorium on next Saturday evening,
Fehruarv 7. No curd of admission will
be Issued, as the public Is cordially In-
Ivlterl Those nnoenfini will bo Mrs. It
.fl llai-i-l. Ml.. All,. Nnnn M arirtl-rlt e !
Jack, Helen lieydon, Gertrude Oatilol and
other men whom they never aee. Sud
denly one of them grunts, alts down ab
ruptly; few, If any, topple over imme
diately, though the wound be fatal he
claws at his stomach, then fall to one
side, fulls and la dead.
"As for the other picture, somewhere
In a little red achoolhouse or a shed,
patient woman, amid most filthy sur
rounding", performs repulsive duties for
a man covered with blood and dirt."
Stolen Fish Are
Stolen from the
i.u ivrionnon OI aioux I Ity stole a
gunny sack full of smelts from a Howard
street commission house, but waa ar-
restea tn tne act by Officer Turner. The
prisoner and the fish were brought to
headquarters, but the smelts "smelt" so
had that they were hung out tho win
dow to await the coming of their owner.
The owner arrived to receiva hi. n.h
but some devil In the form of a man had
made way with them. Keishkoff was
sentenced to the county jail for thirty
City Trust Co. Buys
The city council sold to the City Trust
company $100,000 sewer bonds and 1100.000
intersection bonds upon a, bid of M0
premium with accrued interest. These
bonds bear 4V per cent Interest and run
DOG CATCHING SEASON
WILL START APRIL FIRST
When the city council resolved to start
the dogcatching season on April 1 there
was no thought of fooling the publio.
This la a stern reality, for on April
JPoundmaster Aba Waggoner and his staff
will be out for ail unlicensed canines.
April will be an 'unlucky month for
Rover, Carlo, Spot, Fhep, Rex and the
ether pets whose masters have overlooked
the necessity of railing at the city clerk's
office for a license and tag.
City Clerk T. J. Flynn has the tags
ready for sale. Gould Ilets has spoken
or tag No. t and W. H. Ahmanson will
receive No. 11
rHB MANAGEMENT of the
Mendelssohn Choir Is rejoic
ing over the fact that an ar
rangement has been entered
into, whereby Omaha will hear
the famous American basso.
Herbert Witherspoon. He will sing tn
the series of spring concerts by the
Mendelssohn choir of Omaha, Thomas M.
Kelly, conductor, and the Chicago Sym
phony orchestra, Frederick Stock conduc
tor. Herbert Witherspoon is undoubtedly
one of the greatest of all the American
singers andi his time lias been in such
demand In the east, and at such prices,
that he has never been heard in Omaha,
even in recital. Like John McCormack, he
a popular favorite among lovora of
the phonograph and vlctrola and his
records have made hltn famous where he
has not been actually heard in person.
The Mendelssohn choir had an option
on two other baas soloslts, but succeeded
in landing VTltherspoon.
They tried very hard to get him two
Frits Krelsler, the eminent Austrian
violinist, who will be heard at the Bran
dies theater on Sunday afternoon, March
14, has long been recognised by two
continents and as an eastern critic has
Just said, "When Krelsler tucks Ma fid
dle under his chin. It Is a solemn rever
ence before the altar of muslo and the
occasion la made memorable. '
Krelsler la a very recent hero of the
present European war. In fact, did ac
tive service as first lieutenant In the
Austrian army until receiving a severe
wound, which confined htm to the hos
pital for many weeks and finally secured
his release from service. It is said a
slight lump still keeps their memory of
Krelsler Is a vivid illustration of the
exacting demands which music of today
makes on those who practloe the art
that they shall not bo merely musicians,
but well balanced, well rounded men of
the world. The mental stimulus, which
comes from experience and study has led
him far afield from the ways of the
conventional violinist. His first tour of
America waa made as a "child wonder."
This waa followed by an engrossing study
of medicine, a year's training; In a school
for officers of the Austrian army and
and ambition o be a painter. Brilliant
success awaited him in all these pur
suits, but muslo finally claimed him as
Its own. Experience had deepened his
nature and ripened his Judgment, and
the dazzling technique of former days
became a means, and Ktelsler was re
vealed as an Interpretative artist of su
premo authority. A master interpreter
Society Women to
Go to the Movies
During the Week
Society Is going to the movies with a
vim this week. An Imposing list of box- !
holders for the fours days' production of
the suffrage movie, "Your Girl and Mine" ! I
at the American theater, beginning ! I
Thursday, has been announced. Among ! '
tho suffragists who will entertain at box,
parties during the production are Mes- . I
dames J. M. Metcalf, Frank Crawford, j I
W. J. Foye, Charles T. Kountze. W. J. j
Uroatch, John N. Baldwin, J. W. Wood- j
rough, J. E. Bummera, c w. uusseii, j. r.
Stewart, 2d; Draper Smith, James Rich
ardson, George W. Doana, Jr; Joseph)
Polcar and E. M. Fairfield.
The boxee for the opening night have
been offered to Mayor Pahlman, the city
commissioners and members of the Board
Tickets will be on sale at dosens of
drug stores In the otty the early part of
ithe week. Mrs. Frank Crawford Is in
charge of the publicity appertaining to
the movie, and Mrs. Edgar II. Scott Is
securing the speakers, who will address
the audiences. This la In line with the
action taken in the east, when Wis Jane
Addams, Mrs. Orace Wilbur Trout, Har
riet Taylor Treadwell and other well-
known suffragists were secured to make
speeches between films.
Mrs. Halleok F. Rose Is chairman of a
committee which Is arranging to spring
some surprises before the end of tho
I Vj 5 '"W-
of the great compositions for the violin,
classlo and modern. '
Miss Hopper reports an advance sale
already large and Including a party of
thirty-eight from Lincoln, aeventeen from
Flattsmouth and eleven from Grand!
Island. This will be Mr. Krelsler's only
appearance in either this state or Iowa.
Henry Cox announces an informal re
cital of chamber music, and violin and
cello solon, to be given in the recital hall
or the Omaha School of Orchestral In
struments at Seventeenth and Farnam
streets, on Monday evening, February 22,
at 8:15. In addition to the usual numbers.
one of the performers will play a solo
with orchestral accutnpanlment, the or
chestration being read at sight. Those
taking part will be Mrs. T. J. Mahoney,
the Misses Madge West, June Brown,
Julia Stenicka, Sylvia Brandes, Ueta
Hunter. Sophia Welnstein and I'attl A.
Atkissen, Messrs. Hetherlngton, Coyle,
Erlckson. Pakea, Stirling, Wldenor, Clark
and Welnstein. The public la cordially
The attraction at the Boyd 'theater for
Tuesday evening will be Miss Emily
Cleve, violinist, who will plav between
acts. She has chosen for her- numbers
"Caprice Viennoise," by Krelsler, and
"Gypsy Dance," by Natchez.
Invitations have been issued for a piano
recital by Junior and intermediate pupils
of Mr. and Mrs. August M. Borglum at
the Schmoller & Mueller Wano company
auditorium, 131J Farnam street, on Fri
day evening. February 26, at 8 o'clock.
Those taking part in the program will
be; Bernard Hanighen, Elizabeth Paf-
Debate for Sutton
Prize at Bellevue
The annual Sutton prize debate for a
prize of 160, donated by Judge A. U Sut
ton of Omaha, will be held at Bellevue
college Monday evening. The question up
for discussion Is the same as will be de
bated in the triangular league, composed
of Bellevue, Cotner and Doane, "Re
solved, That the railroads of the United
States should be owned and operated by
the federal government" The affirma
tive will be upheld by Anne Johnston,
leader. Dean Fales and Bernle Berk
hetmar. The members at the negative
team are Walter a Webb, leader, Bere
nice Dunn and Talma E, Jensen. County
Attorney George A. Magnay, Judge
George' A. Day and Prof. Tertngton of
South Omaha High school will be Judges.
Judge Sutton has donated this prise of
150 since 1912, before which date General
Manderson was sponsor for the occasion.
The entire prize la given to the team re
ceiving a unanimous decision. In case of
a divided vote of the Judge the money
U divided. 30 going to the aide receiving
two votes, and $20 to the side receiving
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which he was capable. Clutching- Hand
rushed at the armor suit, drew back his
gloved flat, and let It shoot out squarely
in a vicious solar plexus blow.
"There take that!" he roared.
The suit rattled furiously. Out of it
spilled the vocaphone, with a baas on
"Hello: Hello) Hello! called a voice,
apparently from nowhere.
"What Is that?" cried Blaine.
She had risen by this time, and was
gazing about, wondering at the strange
voice. Suddenly her eye fell on the armor
scattered all over the floor. IS he spied
the little oak box.
Apparently the voice came from that
Besides It had a familiar ring to her
"Yes Craig!" she cried.
This la my vocaphone, the Uttla box
that hears and talks." cam back o her.
"Are you all rlghtT"
"Yes all right thanks to the voeev-
Bhe had understood In an Instant She
seized the helmet, and breastplate to
which the vocaphone still 'waa attached
and waa holding them oloea to herself.
Kennedy had been calling and listening
Intently over the mochlne, wondering
whether It had been put out of buslnes
In some way.
"It works yetl" ha cried excitedly
"Yes, Craig," cam back over the faith'
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"Are you all right?"
"Thank heaven!" breathed Craig, push
ing me aside.
laterally he kissed that vocaphona as
If It had been human!
(To be Continued Next Sunday.)
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