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OUTSIDE NEWS FROM WIRE AND GABLE
Peoria, III. Illinois miners voted
$50,000 for the relief of strikers in
the Colorado coal fields.
Washington. Employment of
"armed thugs under" the name of
mine guards" was denounced as the
crying evil of- the day in the Senate
yesterday by Martine of New Jersey.
He made a strong demand for a
prompt reporting out of his bill,
which makes the arming of mine
guards a penal offense. "Had that
bill been acted upon," he declared,
"we would not have the horrible con
dition which exists in Colorado. It
is worse there than in West Virginia."
Manaos, Brazil. Roosevelt expe
dition party reached here yesterday.
Cleveland, O. Eastern time offi
cially superceded central standard
time in Cleveland at midnight
Joliet, III. Charles Masters and
George Repetto, two convicts, em
ployed in stone quarry, beat guard
over head when he refused to change
thei remployment. Solitary confine
ment. Batavia, Java. Mme. Lillian Nor
dica, believed dying. Never recovered
from shock caused by steamer Tas
man going ashore in storm Dec. 28.
LaCrosse, Wis. Following arrest
of Geo. Alcorn, picturesque "Hermit
of Stony Point" police trailing dozen
other men alleged to have been mem-
. bers of big gang of box car robbers.
Washington. Cook polar discov
ery laid before Senate by Sen. Poin
dexter, Washington, who asked pas
sage of resolution acknowledging
pole was discovered by Dr. Cook and
awarding doctor $300 gold medal
Washington. Resolution propos
ing to give Canada part of Alaska in
exchange for Great Britain's cansent
to repeal of Hay-Pauncefote treaty
introduced in House by Rep. Smith,
Washington. Controversy over
use of alums in foods closed when
referee board under pure food act
reported that in their opinion "alum
baking powders are no more harmful
than any other, but it is wise to be
moderate in use of foods leavened
with baking powder."
Washington. Senate women's
suffrage committee favorably report
ed Shafroth constitutional amend
ment providing eight per cent of vot
ers of any state may demand refer
endum vote on equal suffrage.
Cambridge, Eng. Suffraget broke
through police lines while auto of
King George was passing through
streets and threw bundle of suffraget
literature at him. Missed king and
hit chauffeur. Arrested.
South Bend, Ind. George Jacobs,
who is said to have sold his daugh
ter in marriage to August Cokkens
for $300, shot in neck by Cokkens
and may die.
Joliet, III. Mathew Olsen, 55,
hanged himself after living on 10
cents a day almost six months.
Exeter, N. M. John A. McAdam
awarded $15,000 damages for electric
shock he received while telephoning
over New England Telephone and
St. Louis. Frank Wiegman, ar
rested as hold-up suspect, spit in Po
lice Sergeant Kirk's eye while being
questioned. Kirk used fist and night
stick. Wiegman in hospital.
THAT BRICK STRIKE
Union leaders will appear before
the special council committee which
is seeking to end the brick strike
and explain the necessity of better
Yesterday representatives of the
brick trust appeared before the com
mittee and argued that they paid
their good wages. They also told
how willing they were to settle the
strike, but at the old scale of wages.
They became quite emotional in
relating what an awful financial wal
lop they have received by the strike.