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OUTSIDE NEWS FRO
' Washington. House of Congress
arranged for joint session today to
hear Pres. Wilson read his fifth ad
dress, requesting repeaKqf tolls ex
emption on American vessels passing
through Panama canal.
Berlin. Cardinal Geo. Kopp, 76,
highest Roman Catholic prelate in
Germany,, dead. Spinal meningitis.
Rochester, Minn C. W. Post,
multi-millionaire cereal manufactur
er, being rushed Sere by special train
from Pacific coast for operation.
Vienna. Pan-Slavic excitement in
Eastern Europe fomented ,bjr state
ment that Russia is preparing to
make war on Germany, published in
Mexico City. Huerta formally ex
pressed .his condolence to Charge
O'Sbaughnessy because of death of
U. S. official's father.
Wabash, Ind. Last blood chief of
jttiami Indians, josepn Jinigieman,
(lead, Old age.
Washington. Bill of Rep. Booker,
Missouri, providing that states may
exclude convict-made goods like they
pan exclude liquor under Webb law,
passed by House.
Washington. Location of student
military camps at Monterey, Cal.,
Ludingtbn, Mich., AsbevHie, N. C,
Turlington, Vt., and possibly Spo
New York. Miss Monica T. Bor
den and Octavio Guinle, wealthy Bra
zilian importer, married. Miss Bor
den had entered suit tfor $'500,000
against Guinle for breach of promise.
LaCrosse, Wis. Wmt B. Laylor,
104, veteran of three wars and pio
neer settler of LaCrosse, reported
Racine, Wis. Barney Lavin, 75,
keeper of well-known summer resort
at Eagle Bake, frequented- largely by
Chicago people, dead.
New York, Watched by police
since August Lehman was murdered
in Junius street coal yard' Feb. 18,
John J. Deegan and Clarence Cullen
M WIRE AND CABLE
arrested by cops who declare pair
were attempting to blow safe in mov
ing picture house.
Washington. Many so-called
prison reform associations are
leagued with prison-made goods con
tractors, according to Rep. Nolan of
New York. James K, Hackett,
actor, inherited $1,500,000 from es
tate of his niece, Mrs. Minnie Haqkett
New York. Anna Stevenson
aharged Benjamin Shay with stealing
his pants. Denied charge. Heid in
New York. Heavily-armed guards
and hair-trigger burglar and fire.,
alarms added to ordinary protective
devices at Metropolitan museum to
guard $50,000,000 Morgan collection
on view there.
TELLS OF "WHEAT PIT" SCANDAL
Washington, March 5. Strong
arm methods and a collection of . a
$4,000 jack-pot fund to influence Illi
nois legislaion were methods em
ployed by the "wheat pits" to retain
gambling on their boards, Samuel H.
Greeley, independent Chicago grain
broker, told the house rules commit
tee during an attack on the alleged
grain warehouse men's monopoly
and the "gambling-" of the wheat Dits.
He claimed that the system jobbed
wheat producers of $300,000,000 an
nually. CHOSE JAIL TO WIFE
Ben Greenberg of 902 S. Halsted
street stood in the Court of Domes
tic Relations yesterday, charged with
deserting his wife and two kids.
"Now, ydu can either go. back and
live with your wife or go to jail," an
nounced Judge phlir. "What will
Greenberg turned and looked at his
wife. Then he turned back to the
"Give me 18 years," he said. He
was sent to the Bridewell.