Their Avork led up to the pure
As peace-dove in the settle
ment of the great anthracite coal
strike in 1902 hie first attracted
wide attention. But long before,
he was famous r at Georgetown
He was 20 when he decided he
needed a college education. When
he was graduated they awarded
him "summa cum laude" honors.
He was the best in the class of
112. In SO years Neill was the
only student to draw such praise.
He carried home seven of the
eight medals offered.
To picture him you must imag
ine a long, slim man, over six
feet tall, with a kindly face cov
ered with a short, thin beard.
Absolutely frank, thoroughly sin
cere, he inspires trust and confi
dence without an effort. If a fiht
is necessary he can stand up with
the best of them, but he usually
avoids trouble without sacrificing
When flie truth is wanted Neill
can go and find it with eyes as
keen as those of a gold-digger.
He doesn't bring back fool's gold,
nor does he hid the real stuff in
black smudge. He polishes it up
and presents it in a glittering
Did you ever notice how much
easier it is to put up with a man's
faults if you are no't married to
A government report shows
Americans were filched of $120,
000,000 during fiscal year. How
much did you contribute?
TRAGEDY OF FOUR ACES
There always has heen one
point of extreme danger in our
national game of poker.
Since the days when poker was
young it has been recognized as
dangerous to hold four aces es
pecially when one of the other
players happens to hold a fifth
In Arizona, holding four aces
in this manner has been known to
cause the sudden and unlamented
decease of the holder.
Last night a gentleman tried
a new trick in this business of
holding four aces at a little poker
party in Victor Barrens' road
house, near Hammond, Ind.
And he tried this new stunt on
the wrong sort of man, namely:
James Phillips, of Kentucky,
where they are born holding
cards in their hands.
Phillips had been playing for
some time, and had been most re
markably unlucky. Whenever he
held a big hand, a lucky gent sit
ting opposite him held one just a
Phillips was getting peeved,
when at last he thought he saw
his chance. He held the jack, ten,
nine and eight of diamonds. It
looked like a good chance for a
Phillips drew me card the
five of diamonds and filled in his
flush. The lucky gent opposite
drew three cards.
Phillips bet half his stack of
blue chips. The lucky gent
promptly raised him, and a pain
ed look vbegan to grow around
Phillips' features. This was no
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