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Swat the peaky fly.
It is easy to believe that the water
Ua fine. f' S
There Is money In automobile rao
tng for those who survive.
Missouri intends adopting a state
hymn. We suggest as a title, "Show
In spite of the decision against it,
ve do not expect the tobacco trust to
go up In smoke.
The London market Is overstocked
with mummies from Egypt, some of
Which date to 2000 B. C.
Doctor Wiley is giving great offense
to the pie eaters by exposing the con
tents of their favorite food.
Things are still a little wild in Can
ada. A Canadian .Pacific locomotive
has been wrecked by a moose.
By sedulously sitting still near an
electric fan one may summon a seraph
ic smile in spite of the torrldity.
There are aviators and aviators. One
•ays he could have blotted out the
Mexican army and another hits a cow.
Pretty soon the returning fisherman
will declare, "honest to goodness, the
one that got away was two feet long!"
The sympathetic trained nurse is
being crowded in romantic history by
the telephone girl with the soothing
A St. Louis man sat on his bed, shot
himself and missed, thus having bet
ter luck than if he hadn't known it
Chicago housewives extolling do
mestic pursuits, classify dishwashing
as an art. Few bachelors' degrees
go with It
A Massachusetts man was arrested
for selling his wife for $4.50. Of
course. No man can get rid of his
wife that easily.
The bouse of commons has passed a
bill forbidding aviators to fly over
crowds. They have full license to
dent any landscape.
When hay sells at $26 a ton a mere
ultimate consumer can rejoice that he
Is less extravagant in his tastes than
are the sybaritic horses.
Just at present no matter whether
the weather man hits it or not there
is a general opinion that he is most
decidedly not making good.
A man has offered to the govern
ment his Invention of a dirigible fog.
What be should bend his energies to
next is a made-to-order rain.
Dr. Wiley has ascertained from 30
pie manufacturers that meat is not
a necessary Ingredient of mince pies,
nor cherries of cherry pies.
The reason why so many women
don't marry is that they never get
asked and the reason so many men
don't is nobody will have them.
Feminine aviators are breaking into
print quite often, but they seldom go
any further Into the game than to b«
photographed in the aviating costume.
A millionaire has been appointed
chief of the New York police depart
ment. However, his money ought not
to be a handicap to him it he's made
of the right stuff.
No, gentle reader. The fact that
newspapers are advocating tho ex
termination of the fly does not neces
sarily mean that newspaper men are
Doctor Howe says 37 per cent, of
the criminals could have had their
careers diverted by skull operations
In infancy. Some of them even might'
have become novelists.
The old wheeze about seeing a pin
and picking it up and having luck for
a certain period is refuted by a New
York woman who stooped to pick one
up and broke three ribs.
A Chicago man is going with his
family on a three-month trip to Eu
rope on money made by tips. But they
were tips to him as a waiter, not of
the racing or stock tip variety.
A street cart horse In New York
committed suicide, which shows past
dlpute that animals have reasoning
power, especially in an up-to-date age
where car horses are almost as obso
lete as the dodo.
A job lot of mummies, many of
them dating back to 2600 B. C., were
offered for sale In London the other
day, but the bids were so low that the
6ale was declared off. There are other
signs that this is going to be a poor
summer for mummies.
That man who has applied for a dl
varce because his wife kicks over the
pail of hot water Le uses when he Is
scrubbing the kitchen floor will have
the sympathy of the public. She inter
feres unwarrantably with his rights
as a husband and as a man.
Speaking of business and Christian
ity, England sends missionaries to
China and then compels ,the country
to import opium from India. Our
cousins appear to think that Chris
tianity is a good thing as long as It
does not interfere with business.
At Chicopee, MasB., recently a
young man liked a voice he heard in a
graphophone so much that he hunted
up the girl who made the record and
married her. Girls who write their
names and addressee on storage eggs
should try cultivating their voices.
A Massachusetts woman one hun
dred years old advises her sisters to
wear no hobble skirts and keep away
from moving picture shows. We have
i»o doubt-that she avoided these two
evils in her youth.
England and Wales have 36,075,259
inhabitants. A gain of ten per pent.
In ten years. London looms with a
population of 7,252,963 in 1901 it was
6,581,402. Relatively Wales Is weaker
In growth than England, hut both
have folks enough for all practical
HARVESTER COMPANY'S MANA
GER SAYS HE IS BEING CON
GETS THREATS OVER PHONE
Declares Detectlvea Haunt His Steps
Even Into Committee Room at
Washington—Repeats His Spring
field (III.) Testimony.
Washington.—A decided sensation
was caused in the Lorimer investiga
tion when Clarence S. Funk, whose
story precipitated the present in
quiry, disclosed just before leaving
(JJie stand that since he told the story
to the Helm committee he had been
fallowed day and night by private de
tectives which he intimated were em
ployed by Edward Hines, the Chicago
Funk also said he had received
many threats over the telephone and
in anonymous letters, and It there
upon developed that the committee
of the United States which is con
ducting the investigation has been
annoyed by similar sinister warnings.
Consternation was caused among
the members of the committee when
Mr. Funk declared, upon cross-exam
ination, that the detectives who had
been haunting his footsteps had fol
lowed him to the committee room and
had taken their places among the
Mr. Funk admitted that he knew
the name of one of the detectives and
could produce him before the com
mittee. The investigation was brought
to a temporary halt while the commit
tee retired and had a consultation
with the witness. This conference
lasted an hour, dwing which time Mr.
Funk made an effort to find the de
tective. Failing in this, the hearing
adjourned, and it is expected that the
detective will be summoned before
Mr. Funk's Interesting disclosure
came after a long and rather dull ses
sion in which he repeated the testi
mony he gave the Helm committee
at Springfield and told again the story
of how Edward Hlnes approached him
and asked him to contribute $10,000
to help make up the fund of $100,800
spent In getting Lorimer elected by
the Illinois assembly.
Mr. Funk did not remember men
tioning the names of Roger Sullivan
and one of the Weyerhausers to H.
H. Kohlsaat, to whom he related his
conversation with Hlnes.
ALASKA COAL CLAIMS VOID
Cunningham Filings Are Disallowed
by Land Commissioner Sanctioned
by Secretary of Interior Fisher.
Washington.—The famous Cunning
ham Alaskan coal land claims, through
which It has been alleged that the
Morgan-Guggenheim syndicate planned
to extend Its vast interests in Alaska
and to control one of the moBt valu
able coal fields In the world, were
finally disallowed by the, department
of the interior.
Walter L. Fisher, secretary of the
interior, having approved the depart
ment's decision, as handed down by
Fred Dennett, commissioner of the
land office, the last door Is believed
to have been closed to the Cunning
ham claimants. Their attorneys have
threatened an appeal to the United
States Supreme court, but such an
appeal can be based only on some
point of law Involved and not on
the findings of fact as announced by
The Cunningham claims have been
in the public ere longer than two
years. They brought about the Bal
llnger-Pinchot Investigation by con'
gress and the dismissal from the pub
lic service of Chief Forester Gilford
Pinchot, Louis R. Glavis, a chief of
field division in the land office, and
several minor officials. Both Pinchot
and Glavis wero dismissed for insub
ordination incident to their attacks on
former Secretary Balllnger.
ROOT AMENDMENT IS LOST
Provision Proposing to Change Paper
Section In Reciprocity JBill
Defeated in Senate.
Washington.—Without even the for
mality of a record vote the Root
amendment to the reciprocity bill
passed into oblivion.
In the first test of strength on reel
procity the senate defeated the paper
trust proposal by a viva voce vote. A
few scattering ayes, followed by a
roar of noes, told the story.
President Taft expressed gfeat sat
isfaction over the result. The friends
of reciprocity accept the result as a
plain argury of what Is to follow when
the vote Is taken. Scores of amend
ments await to be disposed of yet,
and there are still more to be Intro
duced. They run the entire gamut of
tariff revision. But all amendments
will be resolutely voted down.
5,000 Cattle Are Drowned.
Grand Junction, Colo.—Bursting of a
reservoir containing 5,000 acres feet
of water caused damage of $100,000.
Five thousand cattle were drowned
and several fjrldges were swept away.
Thomas Dwyer telephoned warnings
to ranchers below.
Arrested, Kills Herself.
Wheeling, W. Va.—Placed under ar
rest at her home, Mrs. Minnie Mc
Brlde swallowed carbolic acid, hurled
the bottle at a policeman's head, and
died within a few minutes.
Dies of Joy at Seeing Husband.
New York.—A few hours after her
husband had returned from the Mexi
can frontier, where he went four
months ago with the coast artillery,
Mrs. Ida Hardy died of heart trouble,
which-, according to the family phy
sician, was brought on by Joy at see
ing her husband.
Ten Negro Children Drown.
Pensacola, Fla.—While bathing in a
bnyou, ten small negroes were caught
by the tide, carried beyond their
depth and drowned.
Bill Forb'rf* Seven-Day Toll.
Hartford, CCSo.- -The committee on
labor of the CCtirectlcut general as
sembly reported ?aVorably on a bill
which makes it unlawful to employ
any person for sereB days a week.
The bill exempts faritf. laborers.
French Cabinet: te Resign.
Paris, France.—The government
was defeated in the chamber of depu
ties on a question relative to the su
preme command of the army in case
of war. The ministry of Premier Mo
nis has decided to resign.
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INDICT LUMBER MEN
FEDERAL GRAND JURY
Officials of Organization Are Charged
With Violating the Sreman Law
and Accused of Conspiracy.
Chicago.—The special grand Jury in
the United States district court re
turned before Judge Landis Indict*
ments against 14 secretaries and for
mer secretaries of wholesale and re
tall lumber dealers' associations in
the western territory, charging a con
spiracy to restrain interstate trade In
violation of the criminal provision? of
the Sherman anti-trust law.
Those Indicted are:
Arthur S. Holmes, Detroit, Mich.,
secretary of the Michigan Retail Lum
ber Dealers' association and editor of
the Scout, a trade paper owned and
controlled by lumber' dealers.
George P. Sweet, also secretary of
the Michigan association.
Willard C. Hollis, Minneapolis, sec
retary of the Northwestern Lumber
Henry A. Gorsuch, Kansas City,
Mo., secretary of the Southwestern
Bird Critchfield, Lincoln, Neb., sec
retary of the Nebraska Lumber Deal
E. E. Hall, also secretary of the Ne
Harry C. Scearce, Mooresville, Ind.,
secretary of the Retail Lumber Deal
ers' association of Indiana.
H. H. Hemenway, Denver, Colo.,
secretary of the Colorado and Wyo
ming Lumber Dealers' association.
Louis I. Hellman, also secretary of
the Colorado and Wyoming associa
H. S. Adams, Chilllcothe, O., secre
tary of the Union Association of Lum
ber Dealers, and also of the Ohio As
sociation of Retail Lumber Dealers.
B. N.- Hayward, Columbus, O., also
secretary of the Ohio association.
A. L. Porter, Spokane, Wash.,, secre
tary of the Western Retail Lumber
R. P. Bransford, Jnlon City, Tenn.,
secretary pf the Retail Lumber Deal
ers' association of West Tennessee.
A. C. Rlghtor, Pittsburg, Pa., secre
tary of the Retail Lumbe- Dealers' as
sociation of Pennsylvania.
Three men escaped Indictment by
giving testimony before the grand
jury, thereby wrapping themselves In
the cloak of immunity- prescribed by
law. They are Paul Lachmund, Mil
waukee, secretary of the Wisconsin
Retail Lumber Dealers' association
George W. Hotchkiss, Chicago, secre
tary of the Illinois Lumber and
Builders' Supply Dealers' association,
and at present secretary of the secre
taries'- bureau, and George Wilson
Jones, also secretary of the Illinois
association and assistant secretary of
the secretaries bureau.
Each Individual is Indicted on two
counts, the first alleging a conspiracy
among the retail dealers to restrain
Interstate trade and commerce be
tween the manufacturer and whole
saler and the consumer, and the sec
ond charging a conspiracy to suppress
and eliminate competition which or
darily should exist between whole
saler and manufacturer and the re
taller In supplying the consumer.
SHERMAN AIDS IN RESCUE
Vice-President Assists in Dragging
Two Men From Beneath Over
Washington. Vice-President Sher
man. one of his secretaries and his
chauffeur acted the part of rescuers
in an automobile acident .between
Rockvllle and this city, dragging
two men from underneat? ,^a run
about that had toppled over an em
bankment, and conveying them to a
hospital in their own car.
William A. Kemper, an employe of
the government printing office, one of
the men injured, is suffering from in
ternal injuries. His companion, Clif
ford, S. Burch. escaped with bruises
and cuts. The accident was due to
Kemper trying to run around" the
Sherman car in a narrow stretch of
AEROPLANE ON A RAMPAGE
Airship Starts a* Aviator Tries to En
ter Seat—Exciting Chase
New York. A wild aeroplane
romped over the aviation field
at Garden City, L. I., for 20 minutes,
Injured four men and finally wrecked
Itself on an embankment.
Andre Harpert, an aviator, stepped
out of the aeroplane while the engine
was going at half speed to adjust a
rear plane. As he tried to re-enter
the seat the aeroplane started and he
was thrown to the ground.
It dragged him 200 feet and when he
released his hold he was badly
bruised. Half a dozen mechanics
gave chase and were bowled over in
succession, three of them being cut
Balloon Is Lost In Sea.
Bremen, Germany.—One of the four
balloons which ascended at Paris fell
into the North sea near the Island of
Julst of the East Frisian group. A
violent storm prevailed. Two persons
were aboard the balloon.
Gas Blast Hurts Eight.
Estes Park, Colo.—The Stanley ho
tel, built at a cost of $500,000, was
partly wrecked by an explosion of gas.
Eight persons were Injured, one seri
ously. None of the guests were In
Auto Kills a College Boy.
Mllford, Conn.—Walter Scott Jervis
of Brooklyn, N. Y., a Junior at Trinity
college, Hartford, was killed whan his
automobile was thrown through a
fence by the bursting of a rear
Gaynor Favors Pensions.
New York.—Mayor Gaynor has
given his approval to a bill providing
for pensions for employes generally.
The men are required to contribute
three per cent of their wages to a
Bernhardt Off for France.
New York.—Sarah Bernhardt sailed
for France on the Lorraine, after a
tour of the country which might well
tax the vitality of a younger woman—
she is sixty-seven years old—but not
Bernhardt She was as full of spirits
and life as ever.
Bill to Amend Act Goes In.
introduced a bill amending the pure
food and drugs act to conform with
the recommendation made to congress
by President Taft.
COMBINATION OF UNION AND
SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROADS
DECIDED TO BE LEGAL.
JUDGE HOOK FAILS TO AGREE
In Dissenting Opinion Jurist Declares
the Government's Petition to Be
Well Founded and It Should Have
St. Louis.—The United States cir
cuit court of the eighth district hand
ed down an opinion that the purchase
of the Southern Pacific railroad by the
Union Pacific "did not amount to a
direct and substantial restraint of
either interstate or international com
merce." The recent decision of the
United States Supreme court in the
Standard Oil case was cited among
others by Judge Elmer B. Adams, who
wrote the majority opinion. Supreme
Court Justice Willis Van. De Vanter,
while a circuit judge of the eighth
district, participated in the hearing,
deliberation and decision in the case
and, concurred in the opinion Judge
William C. Hook filed a dissenting
"Our conclusion," said Judge Adams,
"Is that, all the facts of the 'case, con
sidered in their natural, reasonable
and practical aspect, and given their
appropriate relative signification, do
not make the Union Pacific a substan
tial competitor for transcontinental
business with the Southern Pacific In
or prior to the year 1901.
"Certainly the desire to appropriate
the trifling business done by the
Southern Pacific on the minor lines
or to suppress competition of traffic
which was in the aggregate of such
small proportions could not have been
the Inspiration of the vast outlay in
volved In the purchase of the Hunt
ingdon stock. It did not amount to
direct and substantial restraint of
either Interstate or international com
merce. This Is not sufficient to bring
it within the condemnation of the anti
The court held also that the invest
ment of the Harriman lines In the
Santa Fe was not for acquiring con
trol, and that if ft was for obtaining
inside information concerning the op
eration of a great competitor they
chose a lawful way for doing it.
"The conclusions of fact dispose of
this case," the conclusion excluded,
"without the necessity of determining
the question much debated in brief
and argument whether securing con
trol of the Southern Pacific company
by purchasing stock of individual own
ers could in any view of the case have
contravened the anti-trust law.
"On the facts of this case, with all
their reasonable and fair inferences,
we conclude that the government has
failed to substantiate the averments
of Its bill.
"The bill must bo dismissed and a
decree will be entered that effect."
Orphans' Home Dedicated.
La Grange, 111. About 10,000
Masons attended the dedication
Orphans' home here. The ceremony
was conducted on the front porch of
the building by the Grand Lodge,
Most Worshipful Grand Master Al
bert B. Ashley officiating, with Rev.
William White Wilson as grand ora
The spectacular feature was the
parade, of which George M. Moulton
was chief marshal, with Robert J.
Daly and R. C. Fletcher as assistants.
Indict 190 In Poll Frauds.
Waukegan, 111.—Overseer Wilbur
Glen Voliva and 189 other officers and
members of the Christian church in
Zlon were indicted at Zion City,
charged with perpetrating election
frauds at the Zion City elections April
5 and 18, involving in part control of
the church founded by the late John
Alexander Dowle. Two hundred wit
nesses were heard. It is alleged that
Voliva and his co-workers in the elec
tion .brought members of the church
from all parts of the United States to
Release Stokes' Assailants.
New York.—Lillian Graham and
Ethel Conrad, the two young women
who since June 7 have been In jail on
a charge of shooting W. E. D. Stokes
with Intent to kll^ him,, have been
given their liberty on bail.
Yankee Tars Defeat Germans.
Kiel.—The boat race between crews
of the four American battleships now
here and crews from four German
ships, for the kaiser's prize, was won
by the Americans, the men of the Kan
sas finishing first.
Sees Lightning Loses Sight.
Atlantic Clfy, N. J.—Harry Adams,
son pf a well-to-do bath house owner,
lost his sight.by seeing a nearby bolt
of lightning reflected into a mirror.
Specialists hold but little hope of his
Amateur Wins Big Shoot.
Columbus, O.—All amateur won the
grund American hadlcap shoot. The
lucky marksman is Harvey Dixon of
Orenogo, Mo., who stood at twenty
yards. He made one miss in a hun
THERE ARE OTHER CROWNS
MIL MERGE UPHELD
We May See the Coronation of a New Ruler in Our Own Country Some
BONAPARTE WIFE DIES
PRINCESS CLOTHILDE, WIDOW OF
Since the Fall of the French Empire
She Has Led the Life
of a Nun.
Rome. Princess Clothilde Bona
part, Imperial nun of the Bona
partes and widow of Prince Napoleon
Bonaparte, who was nicknamed "Plon
Plon" on account of his alleged cow
ardice during the Crimean war, died
at Montcalieri. Her son, Victor Na
poleon, pretender to the throne of
France, was at her bedside with Dow
ager Queen Margherita of Italy and
Dowager Queen Maria Pia of Portu
gal. The princess was sixty-eight
years old and a member of Italy's
Ever since the fall of the French
empire Princess Clothilde had made
her home In the Chateau of Monca
llere, near Turin, which she has con
verted into an orphanage and Into a
hospital', and where she led the life
of a Sister of Mercy, devoting herself
entirely to works of charity. Tho only
time that she left Moncaliere was
when her husband, who had treated
her with such cruel neglect, lay dying
at home and he passed away with his
head on her shoulder, completely re
She has never appeared at any court
functions since the memorable day
when after the proclamation of the
republic at Paris she drove In full
state, in an open carriage and four,
with outriders, through the streets of
Paris, and even through the turbulent
Faubourg St. Antoine, to take the train
for Italy, all the men doffing their hats
as she passed in token of respect, her
departure presenting a striking con
trast to that of Empress Eugenie, who
fled in disguise under the care of her
American dentist, the late Dr. Thomas
ALBANIANS SLAIN BY TURKS
Army of 50,000 Massed Near Border
of Montenegro—Crane Tells
Vienna. Reliable advices have
been received here from Albania
that the situation there is extremely
critical. Turkey has massed 50,000
troops within a day's march of the
Charles R. Crane of Chicago, who
has just arrived at Vienna from Cet
tlnje after traversing Albania, de
scribes the conditions as Intolerable.
The Turks, he says, are devastating
whole districts, killing prisoners, refu
gee women and children, burning
houses and crops, and blowing up
churches. A large body of Albanian
women and children Is caught be
tween two wings of the Turkish army
and escape is Impossible.
Mr. Crane adds that 25,000 women
and children have fled to Montenegro
and are starving there, their only
means of subsistence being boiled
grass and various roots they are able
ILLINOIS POWER BILL LOST
House Members by Vote of 75 to 61
Defeat the Pet Measure of
Springfield, 111.—Lacking two votes
of the necessary 77, the Deneen-John
son waterway-water power bill was
defeated in the h'ouse. The vote was
75 to 51, two short of a constitutional
Forty-Eight Hurt by Cars.
San Francisco.—Forty-eight per
sons, all delegates to the International
Sunday School convention, now in ses
sion here, were injured in a series of
street car accidents. Many of the in
jured were from Texas. It is believed
none of the number was seriously In
Horseman Dies at Bement.
Bement, 111.—Col. A. S. Burr, owner
of Thornton stock farm, one of the
best known horsemen of the middle
west, is dead.
42 Inches Tall Weighs 58.
Knoxsville, Tenn.—Joseph A. Carter,
smallest adult in Tennessee, Is dead
at his home In Jefferson county. He
was 73 years old, 42 inches tall and
weighed 58 pounds. He was a college
graduate and bachelor.
Trolley Wreck Hurts Five.
Kokomo, Ind.—A passenger car on
the Indiana Union Traction line, from
Logansport, jumped the track In this
city, turning completely over on Its
side and injured five of the eight pas
sengers, two probably fatally.
Direct Vote Bill Rejected.
Washington.—The house refused to
accept the bill for direct election of
senators in the form in which It
passed the senate, and by a vote of
*72 to 112 sent It to conference. The
tirlstow amendment was the only
cnange made by the senate, and 11
was because of refusal to accept this
amendment that the house voted for
conference. The vote was on strictly
party lines, one Republican—Sells ol
Tennessee—voting with the Demo
and one Democrat—Burk ol
Wisconsin—with the Republicans.
CORNELL IS WINNER
ITHACANS CAPTURE BIG EVENT
IN REGATTA AT POUGH
COLUMBIA IS CLOSE SECOND
Two Men in New York University
Boat Collapse—Winners Cross
Line Length and Half to
Poughkeepsie, N. Y.—Cornell won a
glorious victory in the "Varsity boat
race but the Columbia eight made a
most remarkable finish in second
With bow'man and stroke lying limp
and senseless in their seats—rowed
Into utter exhaustion by a last cruel
spurt—the crew of Columbia univer
sity crossed the finish line only a
length and a half behind the triumph
ant eight from Cornell. They were
beaten after victory had seemed to
be within their grasp from the very
bang of the starting gun. But nature,
rather than Cornell, defeated them.
The time was: Cornell 20:10 4-5, Co
lumbia 20:10 4-5, Penna was third,
after a brilliant struggle with Wiscon
sin whom they nosed out In the last
few yards, while Syracuse, far, far
behind, was a bad last. It was be
yond all doubt the most brilliant 'var
sity contest ever rowed on the his
toric old course.
There was joy for the followers of
the Columbia cu-mp, though, In the
fact that their freshmen crew tri
umphed by two lengths over Cornell,
with Syracuse, Pennsylvania and Wis
consin further back.
The 'Varsity four went to the Itha
cans after a spectacular struggle with
Syracuse, who finished only half a
length behind. Columbia beat out the
Red and Blue.
There were fewer yachts and a
smaller crowd than usual both on the
observation train and on the rocky
heights of Poughkeepsie and High
lands. Probably 40,000 persons, in
cluding Governor Dix, on the deck of
the naval reserve ship Gloucester,
watched the races.
MAGAZINE "TRUST' IS SUED
Periodical Clearing House Is Said to
Be Unlawful Combination—Dis
New York.—A civil suit was filed
In the United States circuit court for
the dissolution of the Periodical Clear
ing House and about a score of other
magazines' defendants. The petition,
filed by District Attorney Wise, al
leges unlawful combination and con
spiracy to restrain interstate trade
and foreign commerce in mag
azine and other periodical publi-
The petition charges that the de
fendants since July, 1909, have been
engaged in an illegal combination, a
dissolution of which is sought. The
proceeding in equity is against the
Periodical Clearing House Double
day, Page & Co. Crowell Publishing
company, Current Literature Publish
ing company, S. K. McClure company,
Phillips Publishing company, Harper
& Bros., Leslie-Judge company. Re
view of Reviews company, Interna
tional Magazine company, New Publi
cation company, Butterick Publishing
company,' Standard Fashion company.
New Idea Publishing company, Ridge
way company, American Home Maga
zine company, Short Stories company,
Ltd. Frank N. Doubleday, Herbert S.
Houston, Frederick L. Collins, Charles
D. Lanier and George von Utassy.
FLIES OVER NIAGARA FALLS
Airman Beachy Circles Cataract in
Aeroplane, Skims Surface of Rap
ids and Lands Safely..
Niagara Falls, N. Y., June 28.—With
the whirr of his biplane motor drowned
In the roar of the cataract and man
and machine momentarily obscured in
spray and mist, Lincoln Beachy, the
California aviator, after circling above
the falls, swooped beneath the arches
of the upper steel bridge and down
the gorge almost to the whirlpool.
Rising again between the precipitous
sides of the lower river, Beachy soared
to the Canadian side, where he made
a successful landing.
It was the first time a bird-man had
cut through the air currents and mist
clouds and leaping foam caused by
Niagara's falls and rapids that have
lured so many adventurers to their
Throngs on the American and Cana
dian shores gazed with fascination at
the aviator as he rose to a height of
about 2,000 feet, twice circled ajfceve
the* cataract and then made the long
swoop toward the narrow passage un
der the bridge. His biplane came rac
ing over the Horseshoe fall so low
that he was lost to view for an instant
and then winged close to the water.
It seemed almost to skim the water as
he made the bridge passage.
Submit Steel Trust Report.
Washington.—After two years' in
vestigation of the steel trust, Herbert
Knox Smith, commissioner of cor
porations, laid before President Taft
an exhaustive report of his findings.
The report soon will be made' public
at the president's direction, so the
house cbmmittee investigating the
steel trust may obtain the benefit of It.
Pass Alton Dividend.
New York.—Directors of the Chi
cago & Alton railway met and passed
the dividend on the preferred stock.
Brokers Fall for $1,182,173.
Philadelphia.—Financial circles re
ceived a shock when it became known
that the liabilities of the stock broker
age firm of Norman MacLeod & Oo.,
which suspended business, aggregate
$1,182,173, while the assets are given
Auto Crash Kills.
Oakland, Cal.—Dr. Weston H. Rice
was killed and G. C. Wells, bank tell
er, wes probably fatally Injured when
their automobile collided with a
Population of Australia 4,449,495.
Melbourne, Australia.—The new
census gives the commonwealth of
Australia, consisting of New South
Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South
Australia. West Australia and Tas
mania, a population of 4,449,495.
Nine Hurt in a Wreck.
Winnipeg, Man.—The Canadian Pa
cific railway's Imperial Limited col
lided at Bears Paw, Alta, fifteen miles
west of Calgary, with a work
train and nine people were seriously
HOW TO MAKE SWISS CAKE
Recipe for the Batter and Directions
for Baking—Mincemeat May
This recipe c*lls for oue-fourth cup
of butter. 1% cu®s of sugar, 2% cup*
of flour, one cup of milk, two egga
and 2\i teaspoonfuls of baking pow
der. Flavor with any preferred 11a'
vcring. The batter should be pre*
pared for the tin In the following man
ner: Cream, butter and sugar with th«
hand (the temperature of the hand
seems to melt tbe butter Just right),
add the yolks of'the eggs and beat
thoroughly then the mlllt. To this add
the flour, which has been previouslj
sifted with the baking powder flv«
tiroes. Then the flavoring (say one
half teaspoonful vanilla and" one-hall
leaspoonful of lemon). Finally fold
In the stiffly beaten whites, put in th«
pan (one with a tube In the center)
and balce in a quite hot oven until by
Inserting a broom splint It will coni«
out clean. If dona. It usually requires
from one-half to three-quarters of an
hojr for baking. It is llie way th«
cake Is put together that makes It
such a success, so do not shorten tho
process. By tho addition of a pack
age of inlnce ment you will have li
very nice fruit cake." This recipe, us
ing three deep la.yer-cake tins, makes
as fine a layer cale as one could wish
NOVELTY IN IRONING! TABLES
Part of It Fortns a Chair and the
Whole Affair Can Be
An Ironing table that Is part table
«nd part chair has been designed by
a New Jersey vcman who probably
did not realize liow tantalizing the
chair would be to the laundress If
the wash was la?ge. The whole af
fair can be folded up Into a flat com
pass and stood out of tho way when
not in use. The chair Is joined and
resembles a cam[ stool. The ironing
board proper Is hinged to the top of
the chair, which forms on& of Its sup
ports, while an 'extra leg extends back
under It. The other end of the board
rests on the kitchen tablo or on the
window sill. Wben not In use for
laundering the board can be lowered
along extra leg mentioned and take
its turn acting as a support. There
is a raised portion on the board
adapted for the purpose of holding
the hot Iron and not necessitating the
use of a separate tiolder for that duty.
Cut In pieces two and one-half or
three pounds fresb flsh and four med
ium sized onions, Add large handful
salt and five bay leaves. Cover with
boiling water and boil flsli five to ten
minutes. When fish is done, drain off
water and lift flsli out with a fork.
Then put the following sauce in dish
and boll: Two itnd one-half cupfuls
milk, one heaping tablespoonful flour,
one heaping teaspoonful sugar, one
teaspoonful salt, one-half teaspoonful
pepper, one-quarter teasiioonful all
spice, Up of knlf« cloves, and large
piece of butter sl2e of ail egg. Last
add two tableBpoonfuls vinegar. Let
this boil and then, put flsli In and let
boil a few minutes longer,
Fabric Wall Paper*.
Wall papers are imitating all sorts
of. weaves and copying no end of an
tique designs. Among (lie fabrics
there are denim, burlap, linen, crashes,
basket cloths, ctaambrays, dimities,
batiste, muslin and the like. These
come plain or Btriped. These fab
rics are especially well combined for
summer homes *with chintz and cre
tonne patterns and the old stencil mo
tifs. Of papers Ln cretonne pattern,
with the actual fabrics to match them,
there is an endless assortment. Two
toneil all-over leaf and flower designs
on fabric grounds are among the new
Heat up two pounds of mashed po
tatoes with three tablespoonfuls of
butter, add two w«U beat«D eggs and
season with salt and pepper. Butter,
a plain tlmbale mold, sprinkle It with
breadcrumbs, and 3lne tbe bottom and
sides an inch thick with the potato
puree. Chop half a. pound of cold
beef, mutton or ham and season with
salt, pepper and butter. Put this in
the center of the jotato and cover it
with the remainder of the potato and
bake for 30 minutes In a hot oven.
Turn on a hot disb, pour none brown
sauce around the Kase of the tlmbale
Apple and Rhubarb Pudding.
Soak one pint of very flue bread
crumbs in one q«art of milk until
they are soft, then spread's! buttered
dish with pared and corcd sour ap
ples cut as thin as a wafer lay over
these some thin slices of rhubarb
beat three eggs rJth one-half pint of
sugar and mix with the milk and
crumbs, pouring over the fruit set ln
a pan of hot wa.ter in a moderate
oven to cook until the custard is
firm and apples t«nder. Serve with
meringues on top, placing a. hit of ap
ple jelly ln each ring.
Broom th» Dishes,
Using a whisk, broom to clean
dishes Is better tlan scraping them
with a knife, says, the Ladles' Home
Journal. Right after clearing the ta
ble tbe broom will be found uesful for
this purpose, especially If It is damp
Chop twenty-five- large oysters fine,
add the beaten yollts of two eggs, two
tablespoonfuls of cieam, sufficient dry
bread crumbs to thicken, and salt and
pepper to taste. Fill the cleaned
shells with the u.. ture. Put little
pieces of butter om top and bake in a
quick oven until lightly browned.
Spanish Onion Salad.
A cold boiled Sptinlsh onion makea
an excellent salad if. sliced and
dressed with oil and vinegar in the
YIELDS OF WHEAT WILL LIKELY
BE 25 TO 30 BUSHEL?
In an Interview with Mr. W. J.
White, who has charge of the Cana
dian government immigration offices
in the United States, and who has re
cently made an extended trip through
the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatche
wan and Alberta in Western Canada,
He said that every point he visited
he was met with the one report, uni
versally good crops of wheat, oats
and barley. There will this year be a
much 'increased acreage over last
year. Many farmers, who had but
one hundred acres last year, have in
creased their cultivated and seeded
acreage as much as fifty per cent.
With the prospects as they are at
present, this will mean from $12 to
$15 additional wealth to each. He
saw many large fields running from
300 to 1,000 acres ln extent and It ap
peared to him that there was not an
acre of this but would yield from 20
to 25 or 30 bushels of wheat per acre,
while the oq.t prospects might safely
be estimated at from 40 to 70 bushels
per acre. In all parts of the west,
whether lt_ be Manitoba, Saskatche
wan or Alberta, north and south-east
and west, and in the districts where
last year there was a partial failure
of crops, the condition of all grain is
universally good and claimed by most
of the farmers to be from one to two
weeks in advance of any year for the
past ten or twelve years. It does not
seem that there wa£ a single foot of
the ground that was properly seeded
that would not produce.
There are those throughout western
Canada who predict that there will be
200,000,000 bushels of wheat raised
there this year, and if the present
favorable conditions continue, there
does not seem any reaion why these
prophesies should not come true.
There is yet a possibility of hot
winds reducing the quantity in some
parts, but with the strongly rooted
crops and the sufficiency of precipita
tion that the country has already
been favored with, this probability is
reduced to a minimum.
The prices of farm lands at the
present time are holding steady and
lands can probably still be purchased
at the price set this spring, ranging
from $15 to $20 per acre, but with a
harvested crop, such as is expected,
there is no reason why these same
lands should not be worth from $20
to $25 per acre, with an almost abso
lute assurance that by next spring
there will still be a further advance
Mr. White says that these lands are
as cheap at today's figures with the
country's proven worth as they were
a few years ago at half the price
when the general public had but a
vague idea of the producing quality
af western Canada lands.
The land agents at the different
towns along the line of railway are
very active. A large number of acres
are turned over weekly to buyers
from the different states ln the south,
where lands that produce no better
are sold at from $150 to $200 per
The homestead landB are becoming
scarcer day by day and those who are
unable to ^pujcchase,. preferring to
homestead, are directing their atten
tion to the park acres lying la the
northerly part of the central dis
tricts, It has been found that while
these are somewhat more difficult to
bring under tbe subjugation of the
plow, the soil is fully aB productive
as ln the districts farther south. They
possess the advantage that the more
open prairie areas do not possess
that there is on these lands an open,
acreage of from fifty to seventy per
cent of the whole and the balance is
made up of groves of poplar of fair
size, which offer shelter for cattle,
while the grasses are of splendid
strength and plentiful, bringing about
a more active stage of mixed farming
than can be carried on ln the more
open districts to the south.
The emigration for the past year
has been the greatest In the history
of Canada and it is keeping up la
record shape. The larger number of
those, who will go fhis year will be
those who will buy lands nearer the
line of railways, preferring to pay a
little higher price for good location
than to go back from the line of rail
ways some 40 or 50 miles to home-
Mr. White has visited the different
agencies throughout the United States
and he found that the correspondence
at the various offices has largely in
creased, the number of callers is
greater than ever.
Any one desiring Information re
garding western Canada should apply
at once to the Canadian Government
Agent nearest him for a copy of the
"Last Best West."
OUT FOR BUSINESS.
The Arctic Explorer—Say, can you
tell me where I can find the North
The Eskimo—Nix. If I knew I'd
have had it in a museum long ago,
Just Then the Tea Bell Rang.
One of the best repartees ever
credited to a habitual maker of happy
phrases was that made by the beloved
"Autocrat of the Breakfast Table" on
a certain social occasion.
Going to dine with a Boston neigh
bor, Dr. Holmes was met by her with
"I could not get another man. We
are four women, and you will have to
take us all in."
"Forewarned is four-armed," he
said, with a bow.—Youth's Companion.
Enough Decorative Art.
Visitor—Warden, why don't you
cultivate beauty about these bare,
blank walls? Why not plant some
climbing vines about?
Warden—Excuse me, ma'am, but we
already have a lot of porch climbers