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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 10, 1912, Image 14

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friends, Comanche recovered. On
return to civilization he was tak
en to Fort Lincoln, Nebraska, and
later to Fort Riley, Kansas,
Where he enjoyed the remainder
of his days. He died at the ripe
age of 31 years.
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JABS STRAIGHT FROM THE
SHOULDER
Milwaukee, Wis., Feb. 10.
"The time for manicured Chris
tianity is past.
"The old idea of Jesus Christ as
a gentlemanly sort of person go
ing around with a sweet smile on
His face is in the discard, and we
must pick up the sword He has
given us and get out and fight.
"If one hundred men got to
gether and said 'we want decency
" in this community and we want it
now,' the dives would close up in
short order."
These were some of the jolts
Professor Shaller Matthews, dean
of the divinity school of Chicago
University and former editor of
"The World Today" handed his
hearers at a 'Men and Religions
Forward Movement' meeting last
night.
Sounds like Shaller Matthews
were talking some.
BREAKS QUEER VOW, DIES
OF BROKEN HEART
Stamford, Conn., Feb. 10.
John H. Kidney died of a broken
heart here yesterday.
John was a Democrat, and in
1896 he swore he would never
trim his whiskers or hair until
William J. Bryan was elected
President, thus piling up trouble
for himself in th"e future.
John stuck to his" oath until his
hair hung down his back to his
waist, and he had to tie up his
beard to keep it off the ground.
Then, a few weeks ago, he repent
ed of his bargain and had both
hair and beard sheered.
His family say his death yes
terday was caused by hfs bitter
grief and disappointment at not
having kept his vow.
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v ABOUT PEOPLE
Harvey W. Scott, editor of the
Portland Oregonian, is noted far
and wide as some
considerable scrap
per, so to speak.
Just at this particu
lar moment what
arouses his ire most
is single tax. Ore
gon proposes to
make the land value
tax her main
method of getting
revenue. Just how
much of Scott's ob
jection to the land value tax is due
to the fact that he owns some un
improved property in the busi
ness part of Portland, worth $1,
500,000 and assessed for a third
of that, can be guessed at. Under
a land taxing scheme he'd have
to "cough up" a thousand a
month more than he's doing now.
Ouch! That hurts.
The new American papal dele
gate, Mgr. Giovanni Bonzano,
was rector of the congregation
for the propagation of the faith
at Rome.
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