Miscellany: Feb. 17, 1930

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In Racine, Wis., Mrs. Margaret C. Hand willed $500 to her pet parrot.


Never point a gun at anyone unless you want to kill hun. "Unloaded" guns are always the ones that go off.—U. S. Folklore. In Washington, three weeks ago, Senator Harry Bartow Hawes of Missouri presented Speaker Nicholas Longworth with a revolver. It had once belonged to Bandit Jesse James and Speaker Longworth amused himself by pointing it at a newspaper photographer who took his picture. In Bay City, Mich., small Nathaniel Conklin saw the picture, showed it to his...

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