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Bessie, dog mascot of Engine
Co. 30, N. Y., has lain down on
job since company discarded
horses and got auto wagons.
Bessie wont follow it.
Congo, 14-foot python at Cen
tral Park Menagerie, N. Y suf
fering from ptomaine poison
from ci-devant water rat.
500 miners in Derbyshire dis
trict, England, went on strike
today. First of the 1,000,000 men
expected to be on strike by
175 soldiers at school for non
commissioned officers, Potsdam,
Germany, poisoned. Authorities
Ethel Harrigan, 21, daughter
of J. B. Harrigan, general mana
ger of Des Moines Traction Co.,
eloped to Boone, la., yesterday
and married Oraland Holland, 23,
Papa Harrigan, who is by way
of being a big bug in Des Moines
"society," is frothing at the
mouth today, and otherwise mak
ing an ass of himself.
Gov. Dineen will determine to
night whether extra session of
the legislature is necessary to
remedy defects in present laws
following decision of the supreme
court, which places appropriation
measures in jeopardy.
Rep. Henry, of Texas, said to
day that Roosevelt was a "decoy
duck of Wall street."
And 97 years ago today Napo
leon returned from Elba.
Hiram Johnson, governor of
California, and talked of as run
ning mate for Theodore Roose
velt, said at N. Y. today: "If the
people nominate, the choice be
tween and Roosevelt is already
But the people wont nominate,
Senator Cummins, the one man
in the U. S. who feels downright
good about Roosevelt's an
nouncement this morning, today
introduced a bill for federal con
trol of "Big Business" ,by a
Cummins, who will get the del
egates from his native state, la.,
is real tickled over the Roosevelt
Taft break. He thinks it will help
IT'S EASY TO DO
Card and Penny
Place a small coin on a playing
card and poise the card on the
point of the forefinger of the left
hand. Then with a sharp flirt of
the forefinger and thumb of the
right hand, against the edge of
the card, you can drive away the
card and leave the coin balanced
on your left forefinger.
"Every time the baby looks at
me he smiles," said the father.
"Well," half laughed the mother,
"it shows he has some sense of