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I PLAYS PROGRESSIVE EUCUtfE.
I By HUGH McllUGH
I IGEORGB Y. H0BART
V I & $-. -ffft 1
I 'oni: or tiiufi: ruo3HKasii: t:ri :nu: noiiTrf"
I One night recently I want out with
P Clara Jane to one of t.ne prjjres-1
I alvo cucliro fishta j
I It was my flrat time 113 b-fjve t'.i-' ,
I Judge, and I felt as nervous a a n?w
Clara June Introduced me to the
I bunch, anil I drew a tall laily who had
lived In Chicago tor many years and
B didn't know what to do nbout It.
I saw that I was out to get humped
If I didn't forget my fears and talk
B fast, so I braced and began to cut
B "Lovely weather we're having,
ain't It?" I observed. "What's tho
BJ My partner was one of those old
? thlnr,s that never speak a line without
throwing n con goo-goo with the eye.
I wns next In a minute.
H She was one of the kind that's anx-1
J ious to lead you away from your own
tootsle wootslc. In tho hope that you
may liiuo a spare bunch of sweet talk
BJ you can hand her on tho quiet.
BJ Then she raises the window and
BJ yells for a cheap minister.
BJ I was anxious to have my sentence
BJ expire with that dnme, so I played a
BJ swift game.
BJ I ducked to my comer quick when
BJ the gong sounded, but I'm afraid the
BJ round was against me.
BB I'm not stuck on myself believe
BB I consider myself' nbout an eight to
BB five shot, and I feel that I can come
BB down the stretch with tho rest of tho
BB bunch without tho whip.
BB So when I noticed that every time
BB I looked around the room I'd catch
BB that old fairy giving me tho faraway1
BJ gnzo I didn't know whether to puff up
BB and get chesty, or luistlo for my coat
BB and my top-piece and go homo.
BB My next partner was n glggler.
BB Say, boys, those giggling dames
BB nro beyond the breakers, nren't they?
BB I used to think that n girl giggled
BB k because sha was off her feed, hut I've
Bi Blnco decided that they hand out those
BH" chopped laughs because their brains
HH lK)iinco nround and they get a kink 1.1
HB their conversational powers.
HB They have a motto which reads:
"When In doubt, giggle!"
The beauty bright who sat opposite
HH mo In the second round giggled by
BBJ Every tlmo slio played a card sho
BBJ giggled, and when she wasn't playing
BBJ she was fixing her valves for nnother
BBJ Tho bell found me groggy at tho
BBJ end of the second round.
BBJ Tho old hen with tho languishing
J lamps was still on my trail.
BV Tho noxt time I went to tho center
Vl I was nmtchod with a married lady
B who talked about her husband nil tho
B Every tlmo sho opened her mouth
BBJ sho cooked up a fresh batch of hot
BBJ air about Guh.
BBJ "Oh! my Gus is just tho lovollest
B fellow that ever lived! whose play
JJH ' "WnOTB rOHTHV AND TALKED
B Is It? Mine! Don't you know, Ouh
H bought mo the sweetest side-combs
BBJ yesterday, puro tortolso shell with
BBJ real rhino stones is it my play?
BBJ Wlmt's trumps? Gus Is always bo
BBJ thoughtful; he unvcr comes homo
BBJ from business without bringing mo
BBB a box of candy or Boinothlng Is It
BB ,, really my play?"
BJB Wouldn't It mako you worso?
BE Ilor Gus! I'll bet ho's an old
H ehrlmp with hllly-goat whiskers, and
BJH every tlmo sho goes near him ho says
BBK "Me-ya-aaa'" and kicks her on tho
BBJ I was hugging tho ropes when tho
BBJj 'ball sounded.
BBE My noxt partner was a dark-eyed
BBB damsel who was engaged to marry n
BBB long-legged shadow at thn table be-
BBB hind her, and sha almost crackod hor
BBB throat trying to rubber nt him and
play cards at the same time.
Till"! round wa tamo
I went in for the fifth round with 11
lily who wrote poetry and talked
nbout It for a living.
She put us lo to tho fact that
Tennyson couldn't play In hor yaul
and that Edgar Allan Poo ns a piker
compared with her
She said she had done a little tid
bit, entitled "Papa's Tide is Rising
"Wiikn in douiit, aiaciLE."
Slowly, and tho Gas Dill's Ovcrduo"
that was destined to wake tho world.
I asked her If sho couldn't pleaso
let tho world sleep, and play cards,
and she stung me with her cruel eyes.
Tho round ended with me on my
knees, hut the bell saved me.
Tho old canary was still hunting
me up with eyes ablazo with love.
Ohl scold me! scold me! I'm such
a devil among tho has-beens,
For the next round I led out a coy
lassie who lisped.
She was good company till sho
talked, then tho chain broke
I hate to havo a girl plant hor
pleading peepers on mo and say:
"Wath trumpths, spadeth or clubth?"
In tho noxt I met a lady who dealt
out a bunch of remarks about hor
baby boy, Jim.
Jim, sho said, was now only 22
years old and was going through
I'll bet four dollars he was going
through her money most of tho time.
At the finish of this round the old
relic with tho sad lamps camo up to
mo and tapped mo on tho shoulder
with hor fan.
"Oh! you naughty, naughty boy!"
she peeped, "can't you see I'm awful
ly angry at you!"
"I don't know," I said; "I'm froir
Missouri so you'll havo to show
"I havon't enjoyed any gamo thin
evening ono-half ns much as that first
one," sho snld.
Then It nil flashed over mo, and 1
was off tho griddle In a minute.
Sho was I'at Crowo In dlsgulso, and
I was on tho list to bo kidnaped,
I aide-stepped and found Clart
"Tako mo homo!" I said; "this so
cloty life In killing me."
Clara Jnna Is a wlso guylno.
Sho could tell from tho stnrtlci
fawn eye I gavn hor that I wantod ti
pull out of tho siding and hit the mall
llni for home.
Sho crawled Into hor wrnps and we
loft tho mob Just as all hands wore
paddling off to tho Ico cream trough,
No moro progrosslvo things for mo
I know when tho clock strikes 12,
Horoafter when thoy sny society
I'll duck. Mo! to tho housetops! Me'
to tho denho forestl
Whon I feel that It's up to me to
dissipate I'll sit up with a long black
bottlo till I see nnd hear things that I
can throw the chairs at without bolng
Yours, In a spirit of brotherly love
(Copyright, 1001, hy Q. W. Dillingham Co.
Horse Still In the Lend.
The uutomobllo has not discouraged
tho useful animal, the horso. Official
roports show that tho oqulno Is stIP
pnramount, In 1905 there woro 17,057,
702 horses In tho UnltodStntos, against
11,213,837 In 1890. Tho export prlco
avoragod $308.99 last year, ngalnst
$171.50 In 1892. Tho horso Is flush,
blood and Intelligence, and people of
natural and practical predilections cnu
havo an affoctlon for him, Ho has tin
ginces of Instinct, and If ho gets prop
or nttontlou Is n thing of beauty and
satisfaction. Tho spread of tho auto
mobile Is amnilng, but It Is still, to
creat degree, a fad mid n lov.
I BV glARY gEVEREUX
Z. 1 MTU ILLUSTRATIONS BY DOM C. WILSON
C4 J?ty( BfxrHKJ
Lafltto, after tho departure of Qon.
Ln Ilochc, permitted himself the sol
ace of tarrying an hour or so longer,
although ho exchanged scarcely halt
a dozen words with Mndcmolscllo do
Cazoneau, as thoy, with Lnzallo and
Harold Stewart, snt on tho broad ver
anda. Ho was unaccountably anxious and
depressed; thoro somed to bo como
thing In tho air about him that sot
his nerves aqulver, and filled him with
It was after thrco o'clock whon,
with n reluctance of which his manner
gavo no hint, I.nfltto rose and signi
fied thnt ho must bo going.
"Will you not como ngaln soon."
asked Lazalle, a now wlstfulncss
showing In her face nnd voice, ns ho
extended his hand to her.
Lnfltto's only reply wna a smile;
and turning to Bay adieu to Mademoi
selle do Cazcncau, ho saw that sho
had left tho veranda, and was stand
ing on tho lawn, somo llttlo dlstanco
from tho Iiompo,
Sho was looking off toward tho
woods, and said, as Lafltto paused bo
side her, "Thoro Is tho man from
whom grnndpero rented Knnauhann,
sitting under a trco with his gun."
"Ho expects to sco mo before I go,
and Is wnitlng for tho opportunity,"
Lafltto oxplnlnod, his volco softening
ns It nlwns did when addressing hor.
Tho violet eyes nnd tho dnrk ones
looked Into each other; then a shape
ly brown hnnd possessed Itself gent
ly of n small whlto ono.
"Oh, Captain Jean, I am so sorry
so very sorry I Will you not say that
jou forgivo meT"
Sho spoko Impulsively, In a hnlf
whisper, and tho other smnll hand
was now laid over tho back of tho
Her look nnd words, tho faint prcs
suro of her fingers, sent a wild Joy
through his veins.
"God In heaven bless you for those
fleet of vessels apparently going down
the gulf. Whllo tho boat sailed down
tho Island's shore tho smoke against
tho southwest Hky showed moro deuso,
and llaptlstlnc. pointing to It, snld,
"That smoko looks to bo not Innocent
camp-flro nor chimney smoke, my cap
tain." Lafltto wns about, to reply, when
tho boat camo abreast of an opening
In tho trees, through which somo of
the buildings were seen to be on lire.
A chorus ot exclamations nnd exe
crations broke from llaptlstlnc and
tho crow, nnd ono of the Intter cried
out, "This Is tho work of thoho cursed
Lafltto raised his hnnd to command
"Yonder vessels did It, rnther than
tho English," ho said, In n volco husky
with rngo, ns ho pointed to tho dis
"And they nro flying tho United
States flag!" shouted nnother of tho
crow, who had taken tho spyglnss
lying nenr him nnd was looking
"Shall wo venture to land, ray cap
tain?" ventured llaptlstlnc.
"Draw closer," said Iafltte, turning
to tho crew, who wero staring with
fury-flllcd eyes at tho seemingly do
sorted Island. "Draw closer, and I
will signal. Hut bo In roadtness to
turn about, In case I wish to head
for Shell Island."
Ho watted until tho boat was nenrcr
tho shore, and then, nrchlng a hand
over his lips, sent a water-bird's shrill
call ringing out twico over tho water.
Not ten second passed when n simi
lar call camo from tho Island, follow
ed by tho appenranco of a flguro upon
tho edge of tho timber.
It was Nato, who waved his arms
wildly nnd camo scrambling down to
In a most disjointed fnshlon nnd
accompanied by hysterical sobbing,
Nato told all that ho know of a story
which, for had faith and harsh pro-
"Adieu, and God's annels keen you."
words. Only thoro can nover bo any
forgiveness between us, savo ns you
may glvo me Heaven, by forgiving
mo. Try and trust me, child. Try
nnd believe that I am not the monBtcr
you havo thought me. Do this, nnd
eu enn savo mo from what has been
an earthly hell."
Sho looked startled, but tho glad
light showing in her eyes was assur
anco that sho was not offended by his
"Adieu, now," ho whispered, bend
ing ro closo that his breath stirred
tho bright hair rippling over her fore
head. "Adieu, and Ood's nngols keep
you. I hopo to seo you soon again."
Ho wns gono, bu' her hands still
tingled from his closo touch nnd his
low, tenso volco still thrilled hor cars.
With n Jojously bentlng heart that
mado her Inclined to wcop as Veil
as sing, tho girl ascended with fleet
steps to tho vornmln and fled to her
room, locked tho door nnd throw her
self upon tho bed.
Sho was lnughlug, but with tears
crowding to hor throat, nnd trying to
got Into her eyes, where, for nppar
at.co's sako, sho did not en re to havo
Sho did not nsk hurself why It was,
what It mennt, or what It might mean,
to hor Itfo. Sho know only n half
delirious joy, such as nover heforo
had como to her
Ah, how (oi sho now admitted to
hersolf) sho hnd missed him out of
her life her hrnvo, handsomo Cap
tain Joan! How sho had missed his
chivalrous, protecting friendship tho
latent strength nnd decision showing
In nil ho did and saldl How sho hnd
missed tho gentleness and roverenco
with which ho alwayB nddresscd her
tho kindly deeds ho was always
striving to do for hor.
Tho sun was nenrly two hours high
jn tho following day when tho boat
bearing Uifltto back to Orando Torre
jtolo out from tho wooded mouth of
Looking townrd tho Island, Lafltto
notlcod an unusual volume- of Btnoko
lingering above tho trco tops, nnd
wondered why tho men had so much
lro at this hour of tho day. Then,
urnlng his eyes to tho onst, ho saw n
ceduro, has fow equals In history.
Early that morning soldiers from
several vessels hnd descended upon
G rondo Terro. Thero had been des
perate fighting, nnd nil tho Darntari
ans who wero not now lying dend on
tho bluff nhovo had been carried off
Nato, Juniper nnd Sciplo had fled
from tho stockndo to tho thickor
woods and moro Impenetrable part of
tho Island; but thoy beenmo separated
and tho boy had seen nothing moro
of his companions.
"Doy wns dose nrltlshcrs, Marso
Cap'n," ho declared between his sobs,
and digging his fists Into his eyes.
"Whnt wns tho color of their
coats?" Lafltto asked of tho boy.
"Doy woro bluo coats, Marso
"As I thought." sold Lafltto calmly,
turning to his men. "No Ilrltlsh one
my hns denlt us this blow; It was tho
governor of Loulslnnn."
Ho then started up tho bluff, tho
othes following, with Nato bringing
up tho renr.
Insldo tho stockndo wero many
signs of a fearful hand-to-hand flght
Tho houso of tho Lnflttcs wns unhnrm
cd, although thoro woro Indications of
Its having been set on llro; but tho
llnmes appeared to havo died out of
Thoro wns nothing moro to bo dono
nt Unratarla. All tho mon, savo Hap
tlstlno and his crew, appeared to havo
beon killed or captured; tho buildings
woro burned or despoiled; tho vcbsoIs
taken. Lnlltto, therefore putting
nsldo ns best ho could nil omotlon
nnd anxiety, gathered what wns left
of his portable proporty, and, with
nnptlstlno nnd his crow, together
with Nato, Juniper, Sciplo (tho latter
two having, lato In tho day, como
from thoir hiding plnco In tho woods),
took his way to Sholl Island.
Tho older negroes could toll him
llttlo moro than Nnto hud already ro
loted. Nolthor could thoy glvo him
any Information bearing upon Plorre's
fnto. There wbb loft only tho hopo
that ho had escaped to Sholl Island,
whero ho might bo found, alive- nt
least, If not unhurt.
Hut In this Uifltto was disappointed.
Domlnlquo-Yott and somo of his men
had escaped; but tho former had 1 ecnj
l'lerro, who appeared to bo wounded,
carried to a boat, and taken out to the
U was not until somo time after thlJ
that Lafltto gathered n reliable ac
count of tho affair, and knew tnu tea
fou lor this muidoi-jus dt-bcuut upon
laiatarln. Tho tacts wuru these:
llelucho had been roceUed uml
cnbly by Governor Cliy orne, who,
ntter reading LnilUo's .tor, setting
forth In detail the leceut oner from
tho English, listened to nil the Uaia
tarlan messenger hnd to say, and 111
foimed him that ho must, before de
ululug 111 on u reply, cot suit with cor
tain other olllclals. Ho then, however
whllo treating llclucliu and Lope)
with peitect courtesy, held them nt
Tliu louteieiice, in pursuance of in
Ututlous similar to tiuU receded b
Gen. l.a Itocne, was held pioinptl),
and a lurgo majority of us memum
having letused to Dullovu the truth 01
I. litmus staiements, Gotuiuur U.i.
borne, although himself In lavur 01
acceptiig tno llnrntarlan piopodition,
allowed tho others to ucr-iulo him
Tho decision was, howeer, kept
from the knowledge of Latlttes meg
feengers, as was clto the fact that a
large urmed torce wns quickly organlz
ed to dcbccud upon Grando Terre.
More bitter than ever belore were
Lnfltto's thoughts that night and thu
lollowlng day. All seemed hopeless
bo hopeless that, as he revluned tho
situation, ho became stunned beyond
all ability to feel the rage which nt
nnother time would have been likely
to control him.
Utit, truo to his nature, ho did not
permit himself to bo overwhelmed
by tho great disaster and sorrow thnt
had como upon him, A trusty messen
ger hnd been dispatched at once to a
point not far from Now Orleans,
whero wero those to be relied upon
for the Intest news fiom tho city; and,
upon tho third day after tho attnek
upon Grnndo Terre, the messenger
letu 'led with Information thnt do
tern.iued Lnllttc to proceed there at
l'lcrre wns ot Now Orleans, In gaol,
wounded; somo snld mor.tally, otners
declared he was d)lng.
Wrapped In a long, dnrk cloak,
with the broad brim of his hat mak
ing n deeper shadow oer his face,
I.nfltto, as ho stepped nbonrd tho craft
that was to convey him from Shell
Island, looked a commanding flguro of
Tho men wero reluctant to seo thcli
lender going Into New Orleans, but
none of them dnrcd express this feel'
ing In words, except as they talked
"If any harm comes to him wo'd
better Join tho English, and help burn
New OrlcanB," said one, ns they
watched Iafltto's boat pulled up tho
"Caramba!" growled a Spaniard
"It is to the cutting of tho illustrious
Senor Governor's throat I would pre
fer to give my attention.
"So would I." declnred a Yankee,
lounging next to tho Inst speaker. "It
Is tho governor's fault that Grando
Terro wns attacked. Captain Lnlltto
said so." -
"Aye, wo nil know that," nfllrmcd
several voices, and Nato, unablo to en
iluro tho hint of hnrm coming to his
mnstor, roso from his plnco 011 tho
edgo of tho group and stolo away tc
Join Sciplo nnd Juniper, who wero
sitting by themselves bofnre tho door
of lnfltto's cabin.
Ilut hero he found tho samo toplo
under discussion, for Sciplo was say
ing to tho younger negro, ns If In re
ply to an assertion tho tatter had
made, "Zoy nil bo dam! Zoy Anglalso
an) zey 'Morlcan, boso bo dnmt Yo
Juniper, of zat lo capltalno ho coma
back novvalr, don yo' bottalr run
vnmoBO avay, lok do dlablo. Zey gll
yo' to choke wlz ropo roun' yo neck,
of zat yo loso doy protection of la
t (To bo continued.)
noprosontntlvo Kehoo of Kentucky
tolls of a consldcrnto Judgo In his
state who passed a sentence on a man
convicted of murdor. Tho Judgo said:
"Mr. DodBon, tho Jury says you arc
guilty of murder, nnd tho law Bays
you aro to bo hanged. It Is my 'wish
that you nnd nil your friends on the
river to know that It Is not I who
condemns you; It Is tho Jury nnd the
law, Mr, Dodson, At what tlmo, sir
would you llko to bo hnngOd?"
Tho prlsonor mado answor thnt It
wns n mnttor of Indiffcronco to him.
nnd thnt ho was prepared to bo swung
off at any tlmo. Tho Judgo continued:
"Mr. Dodson, It Is n serious mattci
to bo hnnged. It enn't happen to a
man but onco In life, unless tho ropo
should break beforo tho neck Is broko
nnd you hnd bettor tako nil tho time
jou can. But since It makes no dif
ference to you, you mny hone foui
weeks from to-dny at 12 noon, but
jou may havo a good dinner first,"
Engineers Find Bearings In Fog.
"When I wns a guard," said Mr.
Rlchnrd noil, M. I., yesterday, "I
could sit In my vnn with my oyes shut
nnd toll whero tho train waB at any
moment. Working ono section contin
uously ono gets to lenrn tho rythmic
song of tho road nnd how It varies at
each signal box, stntlon, curve, gra
dient, tunnel nnd brldgo.
"Tho sixth senso, which Is moro
than more hearing,' Is of tho utmost
vnluo to a driver during fog. Donlod
tho use of his oyes, ho still doos not
'loso his way' whon ho is on a familiar
"A driver cannot learn a new road
whon ho Is stoking, which should oc
cupy nil his tlmo. Ho should always
be allowed to trnvol as third man on
tho footplate, unfottored by work, nnd
In two or threo days, by keoplng his
oycB nnd ears opon, he would lenrn
tho rond "London ally Mall,
THE TORCH IS BEING I
APPLIED Bl PEASANTS
Peasant Uprising In Russia Has Com BBB
at Last, the Lottes to Land BBJ
HoTderi In Provinces Being BBB
Moscow. A landlord fleeing from BBB
Cobrov, province ot Koronskh, whors BBB
a peasant uprising has taken plaoe, BBB
has arrived hero and gives a frightful BBB
ploturo of tho dovnstatton. Ho do BBBJ
scribes tho losses In tho provinces ai BBB
colossal. Tho troops are powerless to BBB
oopo with tho peasants who nro march- BBB
ing In largo oands, destroying practU BBB
dally ovorythlng. Not moro than one- BBB
tenth ot the estates are spared. Upon BBB
approaching a village an advanco do- BBB
aohmont of tho peasants enters, an- BBB
nounces that it Is bolng pursuod by BBB
6,000 troops with many guns and askv BBB
(or support. Tho villagers thoroupon BBB
oln tho rioters and tho procession BBB
tnoroa on. Tho movement was start. BBB
ed by the refusal ot tho landlords In BBB
itho northern part of tho Dobrov dls- BBB
trlct to ngrco to an advanco of wagoi BBB
to the farm women. Tho crops aro BBB
not being harvosted. BBB
A dispatch from Samoro states that BBB
the town of Syzran has boen almost BBB
totally destroyed by flro, nnd that tho BB
Inhabitants are tieolng beforo the BBB
peasant bands, which cauiod the de- BBB
structlon of tho town. BBB
NO MERCY FOR 8TROE38EL. P
Cc-mmlttlon Recommends That Rue. BBJ
elan General Bb 3hot. BBB
St. Petersburg. Tho commission, BBJ
appointed to Investigate tho surrender BBB
of Fort Arthur has finished Its labors BBJ
and recommends that Lloutenant Gen- BBJ
eral Stoessol, tho formor commander BBJ
of the Russian forces at Port Arthur, BBJ
be dismissed from the army and shot; BB
that Lloutenant Gonoral Foek, who BBJ
oommnndod tho Fourth East Slborlan BBJ
dHlalon at Port Arthur, bo dlsmlsiod BBJ
from tho army nnd undergo a year's BBJ
hard labor; tbat General Roles, ehlet BBJ
of ctaff of General Stoessol, bo dls- BBJ
missed and bnnlshed; and that Ad- BBJ
mlral Alextoff, former vloeroy In the BBJ
far oast; Lieutenant Goneral Smyrn- BBJ
off, commander of the Port Arthur BBJ
fortrcs, and Goneral Vornander, be BBJ
reprimanded. Tho formal trial 01 BBJ
thoso officers will tako placo shortly. BB1
j 8TEAMER8 COLLIDE. H
Exourolonleta Are Given Scare of B
Their Lives Off Staten Island. H
1 Now York. Two crowded excursion BBJ
at earn ore woro In collision Thursday BBJ
In New York harbor off Staten Island, fl
imperiling the lives of 1,600 porsons, M
but neither In tho crash Itself nor In BBJ
the wild panic which followod was B
any 0110 seriously Injured. Tho vessels BBJ
woro the l'ersous of tho Iron Steam. BBJ
boat company, bound for Coney Island BBJ
.with 600 passengers on board, and BBJ
tho Thomas Patten of the Patton lino, BBJ
bound from Long Uranoh to Now York, H
carrying 1,000 passongors. Tho shrill B
'whistles of tho colliding atoamors soon B
brought aBsIitanco from boats In tho B
vicinity, and tho frlghtoncd passengers H
were transferred as qulokly as posit- M
ble and brought to this city. Tho P- H
eeus and the Patton Interlocked and M
nelthor sank. BBJ
Vaasel Drifted About In Mld-Ooean and H
Passengers Went Hungry. M
New York. The Faber line steamor H
America from Bermuda, In tow of a J
tug, arrived here Thursday, about two J
weeks overdue. Her passengers told H
a story of hardships and anxiety while H
the vessel, drifted about In m!d-oceaa H
with a broker shaft. They said that H
from the tlmo the accident occurred, H
oa Juno 16, they were provided with J
Inforlor and Insufficient food. For ftvo H
days they declare they got no meat. H
To Enforce the Eight Hour Law. H
Washington. Action ot tho greatest H
Importance to labor circles Is contonv H
plated In a dlroctlon given by the H
president to officers In chargo of pub- H
He works, at tho Instance ot Socretary H
T,ft. This Is to employ tho govoru- H
ment's own officers lo dotect and pun H
ish violations of tho law of 1902, pro- H
Tiding oxcopt that lu case of an omer- H
goncy, work on government buildings, 1
ships and other properties shall bo II in- 1
Itod to eight hours each day for oach H
Nothing to Investigate. BB
Cleveland, O. Government olllclals BB)
hero mado tho unquallflod state- jB
tnont Thursday thnt there would 19
be no Investigation of tho rorrds and Wi
personnel of tho fcdornl grand Jury fpJ
which recently mot lu this city to as- ivM
certain whether the Stnndnrd Oil com- wy.
pany nnd certain railroads had vlo- jL
lated antl-rebato and Interstate com' $$
merco laws, nocnuse of reports crlt- jva'
Iclsing tho nioko up of tho Jury Secret lf?
Service Agont McAdams of Chicago pvx
camo to Cleveland ready to Institute a fcj.j
rigid Investigation. Prr
Our Foreign Commerce. hlf'l-
Washington. A statement issuod by Wiii
the department of comnierco and la W(t
bor says that tho foreign commorco of EWjj
tho United Statos tor tho fiscal yoar Wg
lust eudod, aggregated 12,070,000,000. tj
(f tho trndo with Porto Rico and Hawaii Bfl
which was Included lu our foreign jB
commerce prior to their annexation B
wero added, tho total would material. B
ly exceed 3,000,000,000. Quth Import B
m exports oxceed those of any ear; H
tier year. The total Imports wero B
11,226,000,000, and exports 1,714,000,- B