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the pope parsed, or presenting
halbreds at the appearance of a
Cardinal Repond put 'em into
plain, servicable khaki uniforms,
ordered a lot of modern Mauser
rifles and appointed his cousin,
Piefro Glossen, chief of staff.
Glossen has the modern idea,
too. He marched the guards up
hill and down dale, transforming
the Belvedereicqurt of the Vatican
into a veritable field of Mars, The
guards charged and skirmished,
deployed, advanced and retreated.
For hours daily they drilled and
sweated. Some of them had done
nothing more active in 30 years
thaivto kneel and draw their sal
ary. Pope Pius and scores of other
church dignitaries daily watchedJ
the drilling, with keen enjoyment
of the astounding maneuvers or
the former dignified Swiss. But
the Swigs guard didn't enjoy it
a hit. V
Finally a sergeant told Glossen
just what he thought about this
drill idea. GJossen sent him to
'the guard house. The sergeant
appealed, first to Monsignore
Corraggioni d'Oreali, chaplajn of
the guaTd, and then to Cardinal
Merry del VaL They held against
him, so he had to resign on full
pay for life.
The worst is over. The Swiss
seem resigned to the inevitable.
But if the entire corps should re
sign, it would mean the wiping
out of the last vestige of that fa
mous and picturesque medieval
institution, the paid mercenaries.
ABOUT PEOPLE "
Warren S. Stone, chief of the
brotherhood of locomotive en
gineers, has put uj
to the managers of
all railroads east of
Chicago and north
of the Ohio river,
the demand for an
18 per cent increase
m wages. A strike
would take out 25,
t ranee s most popu
lar airman, drops
circulars down from
the air: announcing!
his candidacy for membership in
th chamber of deputies.
Man's wisdom through the cen
Has wrought upon all, mystery ;
Has. solved the stars and touched
And sounded all of history.
Yet, when the spring comes to his
His scientific wealth untold
Lost in new wonder cannot say
What makes the dandelion
San Diego police confiscated
hundreds of copies of the' San .
Francisco Bulletin because they
didn't like its, reports of the anti
free speech war at S. D. Squelch'
ing of free speech and free press
naturally go together.