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JUDGE RELEASES GIRL MURDER
SUSPECTS OUT ON BONDS
Tales of the cruelty of Emanuel
Byers, who was shot and killed by
his two sisters, won freedom for the
girls on bonds of $10,000 because
Judge Petit, who was hearing the ap
plication for releaiedecided that kill
ing such a man could not be worse
The testimony of Lillian Graham,
niece of the sisters, Mrs. Emma Hut
ton and Miss Lillian Byers, held for
the killing, was the deciding factor
in the case. She told the judge how
Beyers had abused his sisters just
for bringing the cows home late and
i he had hit one with a pitchfork be
fore the girls shot him.
The slBters held as murder suspects
described many beating they had re
ceived at the hands of their dead
brother and of oft-repeated threats
on their lives.
Mrs. Amanda Graham, sister of the
suspects, told the judge of Beyers'
"One time he pounded my mother
with his fists because the cows had
not been brought in quick enough
enough," she said. "She was leaning
on the fence when he grabbed her
and bruised her face with his knuck
les. He kicked our father on the hips,
and when I remonstrated with him he
grabbed me by the throat and choked
me. We were always afraid he would
MAN ATTACKS GIRL SHOT
Bernard Scammon, 24, 2048 W.
VanBuren st, was shot through right
lung and probably fatally wounded
by Policeman Frank Sabal of 32d pre
Sabal, attracted by girl's screams,
saw Scammon in an attempt to at
tack her on the street. Scammon
got up from the sidewalk and fled.
The policeman called to him to stop,
fired two shots into the air and then
shot him in the back.
The girl fled and is unknown to the
ODD WAR BITS
Petrograd. The planet Jupiter be
ing unusually bright one evening re
cently some of the German soldiers
at Breslau fired at it, thinking it was
the light of a Russian airship.
London. A Red Cross flag now
flies from the top of the grandstand
on the Epsom Downs race course,
scene of the great annual derby. The
buildings have been equipped as a
London. A Sheffield firm has re
ceived from Holland a contract for
the manufacture of 50,000 army
pocket knives, to be made to the pat
tern of those hitherto imported from
Geneva. A news dispatch from
Berlin underwent a curious change
in transmission. When it started it
said 40,000 soldiers and four generals
had been captured by the Germans.
When received it said 40,000 generals
and four soldiers captured.
Ostend The Belgian capital ha3
hppn nfflciallv renamed "Bruessel"
by the Germans. They have also im
posed German time on tne city.
WHY IS IT?
Why is it that every spring and
summer we have to "swat the fly,"
when every winter all the flies, or
practically all of them die?
It's true that very few flies survive
the first nip of cold, but before Moth
er Fly dies she lays a fine setting of
eggs and leaves them around in warm
corners of the barn or the porch or
hides them in the cellar. If the eggs
were hatched out in the fall the
young flies would die of course, same
as the old ones, but nothing like that
happens. The eggs turn by degrees
from tiny maggots to a sort of chrys
alis and in the chrysalis-shell the
body of the new fly is formed.
All wintpr loner it sleeDS in its warm
shell and when the cold is gone it
bores Its way out, spreaas lis wings,
whizzes away and likely as not ends
its young life on a sheet of sticky