DOINGS OF THE WORLD BOILED DOWN
Pity Yuan Shi Kai, late
"Strong Man of China"! Man
chus believe him traitor. Revo
lutionists hate him. Yuan daren't
eat food unless prepared by mem
bers of own family. And he calls
what's troubling him insomnia.
"Big Tammany men are taking
'dirty money' ; gambling houses
are wide open for a 'price' ; illegal
resorts are running even in most
exclusive residence districts, and
the police force winks at crime."
Magistrate Corrigan, N. Y.,
Oh, well, Chicago doesn't
stand alone, anyhow.
Family of Frank R. Reid, can
didate for attorney general of Il
linois, narrowly escaped asphyxi
ation last night. Reid woke up.
Room full of coal gas. Managed
to crawl to telephone. Family all
unconscious when help arrived.
Mayor Corbin N. Shook, Lima,
O., signed resignation according
to custom of party, before taking
office. Party now wants to use
resignation, but Shook likes may
or's chair pretty well, and has re
Alfred Tennyson Dickens, son
of the novelist, died at Hotel As
tor, N. Y., late last night. In this
country on lecture tour. Recently
"There are now 2,499 courts
exercising naturalization jurisdic
tion." Secretary of Commerce
and Labor Nagel's report.
Urnmm! 2,499! That means
there must be about 5,000 in all.
5,000 courts, 5,000 judges. 5,000
sets of clerks. No wonder the
workings of the law in this coun
try are mysterious!
"The decisions of the Supreme
Court in the Standard Oil and
Tobacco cases have brought forci
bly to public attention a fact that
has been repeatedly presented by
the Department. That fact is the
imperative need for positive ad
ministrative regulation of great
industrial corporations." Na
You bet those decisions have
brought the matter "forcibly to
public attention," Mr. Nagel!
Boyd Woolet, 14, Sedalia, Mo.,
shot and killed his father, D. M.
Woolet, when threatened with
Harry N. Atwood, the aviator,
plans to fly from east coast of
Newfoundland to Ireland in the
Oh, all right! We're not carry
ing Harry's insurance.
John D. Rockefeller is ill. De
spatches say: "Mr. Rockefeller
suffers from annoyance from a
headache, and is out of condition
because recent snowstorms have
prevented him enjoying his regu
lar game of golf."
Doesn't seem much chance for
pneumonia, or anything like that,
Dorothy Arnold is reported to
have been found again. That
makes about the hundredth time.
House committee on foreign af
fairs to take up Roosevelt's con
nection with revolution in Co
lumbia which so conveniently
gave the U. S. the Panama canal
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