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EVENTS OF INTEREST FROM ALL OVER
3,000 employes of city tram
way, Tokio, Japan, went on strike
yesterday, and Japs of capital are
walking to work today. "Men
want increase in wages.
Mile. Helene Dutrieu won Fem
ina Cup for women aviators by
remaining in air for 2 hours and
58 minutes at meet at Etampes.
John Wanamaker, jr., son of
the merchant prince, plunged
hands in bucket of champagne in
dining room of St. Regis. "So do
I wash away my sins of 1911," he
Which again raises the ques
tion: "Why is a sensible man's
Or, perhaps, it has something
to do with Mosaic theory of sins
of the fathers. Wanamaker, sr.,
has some claim to being origina
tor of "supply and demand" ex
cuse for under-paying women
who work for him.
First Presbyterian Church,
Greenwich, Conn., which is road
to heaven favored by Rockefel
lers, Benedicts and other million
aires, has dispensed with choir to
Rev. R. R. L. Kirkland, First
Congregational Church, Tampa,
Fla., is in hospital recovering
from argument with fashionable
women of congregation.
Estelle McElroy, beautiful girl
18 years old, charged by police of
Nyack, N. Y., with being leader
of burglar gang.
Rev. Geo. T. Lawson, Minne
apolis, has offered to teach par
ishioners dancing and dramatic
Senator Lodge, Massachusetts,
has formed New Year resolution
to dislike roller skating. Honor
able senator tried to do "triangle
flip" at Washington rink, and did
it chiefly on his nose.
Joseph Winterhalter, wealthy
hotel man, Saginaw, Mich., be
gan New Year by serving drinks
in his bar to imaginary custom
ers. State asylum.
Sam Turner, negro, Muldrow,
Okla., celebrated New Year's
eve by stealing locomotive, ditch
ing it, killing farmer and attack
ing his wife. Resolved never to
do it again. Mob got him, and
Aviator Robert G. Fowler, now
at New Orleans, two months af
ter leaving Los Angeles, has re
solved to reach Atlantic Coast i$
it takes him three years to do it.
Missouri Athletic Club, St.
Louis, carried 3 months old girl
baby, nude, assembly rooms as
sign of new leap year.
St. Louis reserve squad has re
solved never to be kidded by
chauffeurs again. Score of auto
drivers backfired in unison to sa
lute 1912. Race war reported,
and reserves called out of bed.
Geo. W. Beatty, Garden City,
L. I., flew over island dropping
New Years cards into front yards
of friends from his aeroplane.
H. Opperman shook hands with
friend sailing from N. Y. for Eu
rope. Friend squeezed so hard
that $400 diamond fell from set
ting in Opperman's ring and roll
ed into water.
Robert P. Bass, governor ol