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playing ordinary pin, on the head
of which the alphabet is perfect
ly worked out. Strong micro
scope aided the engraver.
Uniontown, Pa. Frightened
'to death by burglars, Mrs. W. E.
Johnston fell on her infant, and
crushed her to death.
Philadelphia. M a g i s t rate
Gorman advocated a "beater-up"
for drunkards. The function of
the "beater up," he explained,
was to hammer the daylights out
of heavy drinkers.-
Berlin. Suite de luxe exclu
sively for emperor is a feature of
Germany's biggest warship, the
Kaiser, now being built.
Kansas City. Two hold-up
men were killed by policemen
Moscow. 201 Jewish dentists
were convicted here for bribery
late Saturday. One year in jail
Somerset, Pa. Mrs. Bertha
Shaffer, 42, died of convulsions.
Cleveland. Mariaga Hakry
tak, 21, of Poland, and Long Be
Lens, 29, of China, will be mar
ried here. Sweethearts for two.
"I WAS HANGED ONCE; NEVER AGAIN" A CONVICT!
Denver, Col., Jan. 6. Oscar
Cook, sentenced to be hanged for
the murder of Poliecman William
McPherson one year ago, says it
can't be done, because he already
That is, legally and construc
tively dead. Actually he is very
much alive in the county jail here.
Cook will take the question as
to whether he is dead or alive up
to the supreme court, and his plea
will be the most extraordinary
ever before that august body.
This is the way of it: Last July
the supreme court granted Cook
a writ of supersedeas. But there
was a string to the writ. This was
that unless Cook's attorneys filed
certain abstracts and briefs with
in sixty, days, Cook should be
hanged November 12.
Now Cook's attorneys did not
file the abstracts and briefs with
in the sixty days.
hanged November 12. The su
preme court says I was and so it
must be so. Obviously if. I have
been hanged by the neck until I
was dead once, it cannot be done
"It's up to the supreme court.
They said I was hanged at Canon
City penitentiary November 12,
1912. They cannot order me
hanged again. I'm no cat. I only
have one life, and I've lost that
"Never write letters, young
man, that you'll regret in after
life." "You speak as from experi
ence." "I do. In early corre
spondence with her who is now
my wife I signed myself, 'Your
obedient servant.' "
"Tommy," said his brother,
"you're a regular little glutton.
How can you eat so much?" "I
don't know. It's just good luck,"