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San Francisco. Edward Stairs
and John Reilly, laborers, drowned
when bbat capsized.
Kenawee, III. In 24 hours firebug
has caused four fires. Destruction of
Dole elevator most serious. $30,000
Soldan, East Prussia. Albert
Bratz, carpenter, and wife killed their
five children by cutting their throats
Bratz, his wife and his sister suicided.
" Racine, Wis. Commercial Hotel
entered by sneak thieves. $150 in loot
Baltimore. Dr. Edw. A. Kelley, ad
vocate of radium cure for cancer,
savs wonderful mineral is gift of God.
Buffalo, N. Y. Adams and Amer
ican Express Companies fined $600
qach. Adams rebated. American
charged more than tariff rate in in
Washington- 1 man drowned, 3
missing from capsizing of launch
from battleship Wyoming in Hamp
ton Roads, Va.
London. An American woman,,
Morganatic wife of the young Duke
of IVlecklenburg-Schwerin filed suit
to test validity of common law mar
riage. Boston, Mass. Dr. Arathena B.
Drake, 86, petitioned court for right
to adopt Mis Matilda Bailey, 58, in
appreciation of her faithful compan
ionship of 38 years.
Strassberg. Col. Von .Reuter and
Lieut. Schad, 99th infantry, acquit
ted by court martial of Zabern
(charges of causing military demon
strations' against Alsatians several
Washington,. Leroy G: Stingley,
machinist's mate, second class, re
ported to be fourth smallpox victim
on battleship Ohio.
Washington. John Wm. Moran,
ordinary seaman, crushed to death
by load of coal he was storing into
Washington. Marked increases in
food imports recorded last Novem
ber, in some instances figures double
that of November, 1912.
Washington. Sec'y of Interior
Lane announced he had recommend
ed that in Washington more than
$36,000 acres be restored and made
available for enlarged homestead en
tries. 80,000 acres In Colorado near
Las Animas, 145,000 acres in Oregon
and area opened in Idaho increased
about 30,000 acres.
Washington. Treasury Dep't ruled
that income tax will not apply to
owners of timber lands until timber
is actually cut and marketed. Only
the profit will be subject to tax.
Philadelphia. Budman Skean.
Lpalmist, arrested, charged with
swindling about $10,000 out of busi
ness men of. Quincy and other Cali
New York. Last barrier in Cats
kill aqueduct which witi carry 500,
000,000 gallons of mountain water
into New York daily, will be blasted
-Washington. Sec'y of War Garri
son says U. S. army of 85,000 men is
very small for work it Is expected to
Belfasfc--lndemnitv fund for Ul
ster volunteers reached $5,000,000
WANTS WORK TO KEEP JOLIET
Springfield, III., Jan. 10. Warden
Edmund M. Allen of Joliet peniten
tiary is interested in knowing itany
county or group of counties in tie
state want to construct a road that
will give 200 or more convicts em
ployment for the next year.
He has decided it will be more
satisfactory to work the convicts on
the construction of one big road than
to divide them into small groups
working at different places in the
state and will have between 200 and
250 convicts ready for road work this