ODD NEWS "
New York. Coney Island was
thrown Into uproar -when 120 mon
keys escaped frottK their cage and
charged down Surf av. Small boys
shinned telegraph poles in pursuit of
Ithaca, N. Y. Nine -male students
have entered the domestic science
course in the College of Agriculture.
They spend a portiQn of each day in
Indiana, Pa. Cyrus Nupp sawed
down a maple tree and found en
cased high, in the trunk an old-fashioned
sickle which Dahiel Nupp stuck
in the tree, in 1843 when about to
BUFFALO STORES TO CONSIDER
OIRLS' DEMANDS TONIGHT
. Buffalo, N. Y., May 5 The United
Trades and Labor Council, the cen
tral labor body of Buffalo, has taken,
full charge of the strike of the de
partment store girls.
There are now 6,000 clerks out and
the big stores are thoroughly tied up.
They have not done enough business
to pay the salaries of the millionaire
owners' valets since the strike began.
When the big stores opened for
business this morning their appear
ance was almost pitif uL
There was about one clerk to
about ten counters and goods that
should have been delivered last-week
were piled high in all the checking
Strike pickets -were on duty around
were urged to walk out. Many of
The stores have not dared to im
port strikebreakers from other cities.
The sympathy of the people of Buf
falo already is with the strikers
stronglyr If strikebreakers were im
ported public indignation meetings
-would be a sure outcome.
The United Trades und Labor
Council today submitted modified de
mands to the department store own-
"The new demands provide for a
minimum wage of $6 for women, $12
for men and. ?5 for bundle boys and;
The effect of modifying the orig
inal demands, which would have dou
bled the salary of every department $1
store employe in Buffalo, was imme-j i
The Merchants' Association, which
had refused to ponsider the previous,
demands, called a meeting for tonight
to consider th.new demands. j
The theory on which the Trades
and Labor Council Is wprking is that;
half a loaf is better than hone, and,
that if once the modified demands1 -are
granted the work of organization v
can go on until the clerks witt be in1'
a position to 'enforce any demand' i
they wish to make. K ' '
MONTENEGRIN CABINET QUITS ,
WHEN KING NICK YIELDS
Cettinje, May 5. The Montenegrin
cabinet resigned today when King
Nicholas announced he would yield
to the demand Of the powers and.
A special session of the Montene-;
grin parliament "has been called for
tomorrow, and it Is expected the ac
tion of the monarch will be ratified.
The resignation of the cabinet is re
garded as a matter of course, and no
significance of dissension In the Mon
tenegrin government attaches to it
King Nicholas' action has cleared
away the war clouds, and it is
thought that "when emissaries of the
powers meet in London tomorrow the
Balkan-Turkish peace conference
will be resumed. Plans will be made
for the formation tf tlje great state '
of Albania, with Scutari as its capi
tal. o o
Berlin. News agency dfepatch
from Brindlsi late today said pro
visional minister of public works and
provisional minister of justice of new
government of Albania were assas
sinated at Avion
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