Miscellany: Oct. 20, 1930

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At Berne, Switzerland, quadruplets named Gehri, aged 50, held a reunion "before going to the cemetery," after 26 years apart. One brother and sister had become U. S. citizens, one sister an Australian. Oscar, eldest by a few minutes, had retained his Swiss citizenship.


At Kentville, N. S., Pryor James 15 years ago built him an ark for a second flood. Recently police suspected him of illegal liquor traffic, found homebrew in the ark. Pryor James barricaded himself in his shanty, opened fire. When he appeared at the door, shotgun in hand,...

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