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ter treatment by pKysician. Moth
er under arrest for homicide of
A. D. Fowler, Hardin, 111., took
oath 30 years ago never to have
hair cut or beard shaved until
Hardin went "dry."
Hardin did yesterday, and
Fowler's first visit was fo a bar
ber. Wonder how much he had
to pay for it?
Suit for damages in which
Frank -Sargeant, Alton,. 111., was
awarded 1 c6nt, appealed for
"steenth time. Already has cost
bqth sides hundreds of dollars.
Geo. Shaw, constructing en
gineer, Northern Pacific railroad,
threw fit into Minneapolis library
board by telling them 90 per cent
of industrial txet books in library
weren't worth a whoop.
"FARMER JURORS" BEST
BEEF TRUST LAWYERS
The attorneys for the Bqef
Trust put on a fine show at the
trial before Judge Carpenter to
day. They attempted, first, to get
rid of the "farmer jury" passed
by the government; and, second,
to impress everyone within hear
ing with their own smartness and
the benificence of the Beef Trust.
But the Illinois farmers on
that jury hadn't come down in
the last shower themselves, and
there was a whole lot of fun for
The merry time really began
when John Barton Payne, attor
ney for Edward Tilden, took Os
car Scott, a farmer of Malta, 111.,
in hand. . ,
Payne began bravely but as
the minutes ticked "by and he
couldn't f eaze Scott, he began to
"Have you ever discussed poli
tics at the country store?" de
"Well, yes" began Scott.
"But I always was the judge.
I never took part in the dabetes,"
finished Scott triumphantly.
Payne then tried to show that
Scott's mentality was unsound.
He failed. Then he fyegan.on
Scott's eyes and hearing.
Scott said his eyes were per
fectly good, even if he did wear
glasses, and that his heat'ng'was
"Well, then, we'll test it," said
As he spoke, he took a seat in
the witness box and. mumbled
away for several minutes.
"I heard you," said Scott calm-
"Did you see my facial express
ion?" demanded Payne.
"Sure," said the venireman.
"We'll try again."-
Scott then proceeded to make
faces, the while apparently car
rying on an animated conversa
"What did I say?" he demand
"Nothing," said Scott, who had
out-guessed the wily attorney
and figured that he wouldn't ac
tually say anything in that test,' I '
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