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imand -that the Bureau of Mines,
-hi the-Department of the Interior,
be enlarged into a '.department,
with its head as a cabinet officer.
"The .mining industry is almost
as important as agriculture, and
more important than the army
and n-aw." says Haves. "Three
thousand killed annually, 15,000
injured; a total of 30,000 dead so
far more than were killed in the
war of the Revolution; with that
record, can yovt wonder that we
ask legislation for safety?"
Two reports of scandals -will be
Tieard by the convention. One is
the charge of John Mitchell that
operators paid the expenses of of
ficers from sjnall locals in Ohio,
who went as delegates to the last
convention without asking Ihel
consent of their locals. It is said
these delegates' were supporters
of T. L. Lewis.
A committee of the interna
tional executive board will re
port its investigation of the com
plaint of 49 local in Illinois that
' their ballots in the election of
1911 were not counted.
It is the plan of the administra
tion to organize 2,000 Chineae
miners in the new district, No.
28, which is Vancouver Island.
Jim, who worked in a garage,
had just declined Mr. Smith's in
vitation to ride in his new car.
"What's the matter, Jim,"
asked Mr. Smith, "are you sick?"
v "No, sah," he replied. "Taint
that I done los' five dollahs, sah,
an' I jes natchirly got tuh sit and
' grieve." Success.
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This is the biggest tarpon
caught on ligh'tvfackle in the 1911
season and Mark Sarazan, Dallas,
Texas, the man who landed it.'
The fish is feet 4 1-4 inches 'long
and weighed 178 pounds.
The tarpon was not the longest
of its species ever landed with
light tackle, but the heaviest. The
fish was caught on the famous
fishing "grounds" off Port Arkansas.
Watt Smatter Why do you
keep on applauding that singer?
She refuses to give an encore.
O, Heezall- Wright That's
why I am applauding -her
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