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"VOLUME XI j.
STB. GENEVIEVE. MISSOURI, SATUU.DAY, MAKOH JM), 1012.
I of the
j Week s News
The abolition ot the United States
senate and the offlcu of vice-president,
with a seduction of tho mem-bcrt-hlp
of tho house to "00, Is pro
posed in a resolution Representative
Lindbergh of Minnesota will intro
Sldnn Edwards, nephew of Sldna Al
ln, and ono. of the mountalners want
ed for the murders in Judge Mnssle's
court roomr Vfts'2aIftutl at. Lambs
burs, N. C,
Tho Japanese nntnrctie expedition
returned to .Wellington, N, 52, They
Toport having oocir nothing of the
British polar expedition of Capt. Rob
ert V. Scott. .1
A Jury in common pleas court at
Cincinnati awarded Miss) Lillian Such--r
$15,000 damages against William
Burger, merchant. The girl, who
formerly was employed In Burger's
Htorev. sued for $25000, charging
breach ot promise. ,
Tho third joint ballot taken in tho
New Mexico legislature on tho United
States sen'atorshlps failed o break tho
deadlock. There wero no material
changes in tho ballot.
The pope received In private aud
ienco Mnj. Archibald W. Butt, per
sonal aid to President Tuft. ..Mai. Butt
presented to the pontiff an autograph
letter from President TafL with
"which tho pope, was greatly pleased.
Charges t hut at least 20 tsjerks of
federal-district coiirts throughout tho
country virtually are embezzlers was
made in the I louse by Representative
Clayton a'. Alabama, by authority ot
Seventy-five bodies had been taken
from the San Bols mine, at McCur
taln, Okla., wrecked ,by an explosion.
Fo'urtcen workers were taken outalivo
In tho morning, making a total of 23
Mrs. Blanche Carson of Calltornla,
who was arrested in New York for
.smuggling several thousand dollars'
worth of jewelry, on her arrival from
Indta, committed suicide by hanging
herself out ot tho window of her hotel.
That too groat pressutv of steam
caused, tlie explosion "of the locomo
tive which wrought such havoc in tho
San 'Antonio, TCxr.-yaitlHott ho Sun
not Routo will be the finding of tho
board ot citWens, railroad men and
iinriy officials taking testimony.
Nino persons were killed, several of
them children, and ono was seriously
injured in an explosion caused by u
Una leak in a house in Dunniore, Pa.
One. 'hundred and live lives is ac
cepted as an approximately correct es
timate of the' human toll taken when
mine Nto. " of tho Sans itols Coal com
pany, at MeCurtnin, Okla., was
wrecked by an explosion.
Damage to the extent of $250,000
has been done by floods at Logans
port, Ind., and at nearby places along
tho Eel und Wnbash rivers. Further
damage Is feared if Ice gorges lirOuk
up Suddenly Above Logansport.
Tho women's suffrage bill, after a
victory In tho lower houso of tho New
York Legislature, mot defeat in the
Senate by a voto of 24 to 17. The en
acting clause was stricken out, ef
fectively killing tho measure.
Tho Taft forces swept everything
In tho First Iowa district and got
enough delegates to Insure easy con
trol of tho district convention at Keo
kuk. This gives Taft four of the first
five congressional districts In Iowa
and olpht of tho 2f delegates to be se
lected to the national convention.
The Republicans of tho Iioubo ways
and means commltteo introduced a
substitute wool bill for tho majority
measure. It Is based upon tin tariff
board's wool report and makes reduc
tions ot about 40 per cent. Raw wool
Is put at 05 per cent. Representative
Fordney (Rop,), Michigan, said he
would not support their bill.
A united demand for a flat de
crcaso of 10 cents a ton from tho fig
ure now being paid for tho mining of
screened bituminous coal and an ab
solute refusal oven to consider tho In
troduotion ot a run-of-the-mlno system
ot digging coal, is the stand the 32
operators took in relation to tho de
mands of tho 32 representatives ot
tho United Mlno Workers.
Sldna Edwards, a nephew ot tho Al
iens, vii8 run down in the mountains,
nix mlips from Hlllsvllle, Va. Ho was
armed, but lost his gun when th,e
posso ran up on him, and his capture
Gov. Francis B. McGoveru of Wis
consin linn Issued a call for an extra
tcasion of tho legislature to bo hold
beginning April 30.
Luko K. Wright, Secretary ol War
under Rooscvolt, heforo the House in
vestigating commltteo, passed respon
sibility for Maj. Ueecher n. Ray's
escape from tho court-martlul to the
former chief of staff, Gen. J, Franklin
' Dr. Ottoman Zur Adusht llanlsh,
lender of tho tyun Worshippora
' throughout tho United States, was In
dicted on two counts by a fedoral
grand jury nt Chicago. Ono indict
ment charRes llanlsh with seudtng
Improper mutter his book, "Inner
Studies" -through Iho malls.
Rumors that the explosion of tho
locomotive boiler In tho Southern Pa
cific yards at San Antonio, Tox.,
which post tho lives ff 30 or more
person p, was Drought about by a
charge of dynamite or mltrorjcu ore
Notification ms received by the
Swedish logatltvi that W. A. F. Eicon
grcn, now charge d'affaires, has boon
promoted to bu Swedish minister to
the United States In succession to
Count Albert Ehransvard.
A resolution declaring 'that Sen
ator Isaac Stephenson (Rep.), Wis
consin, was not legally elected and
that his seat should be declared va
cant was offered by Senator Jonea
Imitating their Western sisters, Chi
nese suffragettes went upon a win
dow smashing campaign in Nanking,
bent up Chinese policemen uud had a
largo section of the city terrorized be
fore thoy were subdued. So oral wom
en were arrested.
A battle between tho revolution
at lea and the government forces ot
Buenos Ayres In Paraguay has been
Lfliuji oofjpr j.oiwwimo and Is still
raging, according vo telegrams re
ceived from AscunMon.
The police In Pacific coast cities
are facing u renewal of tho long war
among tho Chinese population, fol
lowing a series ot five murders in
San Francisco, Sacramento and Oak
land. A sudden exodus ot troops from
Juarez, leaving only a handful of sol
diers to guard the customs house, led
Washington war department officials
to believe a decisive battle will be
fought in .Mexico within a week.
Representative D.'.J. Foster of Ver
mont died after an illness ot three
weeks. He was stricken with grip,
which 'developed Into pneumoula and
terminated fatally in a few hours. Ho
wos .54 years old.
A bill reducing tho duty on wool,
Identical with the measure vetoed by
President Taft last summer, was In
troduced In the Houso by Majority
The Pacific Mall liner Manchuria
left Tor tho Orient carrying eighteen
Chinese recently smuggled Into San
Francisco on tho launch Morning Star.
A valuable discovery of soluble pot
ash salts has been made In tho Mo
Java Desert, South California, by field
representatives- ot the Bureau of Soils
und Geological Survey.
Theodore Roosevelt was successful
in cutting down Senator Robert M. La
Folletto's majoilty In the North Da
kota presidential preference primary
to between 11,000 and 12,000. .
A temporary suspension ot work In
tho soft coal mines will begin April 1,
according to John P. White, president
of the United Mine Workers of Amer
Plea for aid for a wounded Ameri
can held by Mexican rebels at Chi
huahua came In a telegram to Sen
ator Stone from Arthur Jenkins of
Dexter, Mo. He said A. C. Smith was
captured and faced death, though ho
had taken no part in the Mexican af
fairs. Tlie state department Is inves
The Now Jersey State Senate de
feated u resolution providing for an
amendment lo tho constitution extend
iug tho right Of suffrage to women.
Tlie resolution- received three votes.
Frank Tnlcott, chairman of tho
North Dakota Republican state com
mittco, and John Bass of Chicago,
manager of tho Roosevelt campaign in
North Dakota, notified Senator Joseph
M. Dixon at Washington that In their
opinion Senator La Follotto had car
ried tho North Dakota presidential
A general national coal strike In
volving 000,000 miners in both nnthra
cite ami bituminous fields, if the nn
thraclt? interests should fall to reach
an agreement by April 1, was predict
ed by Chairman Wilson of the Houso
Increase of 15 per cent in wages and
abolition of tho flno system were do
mauded nl a mass meeting by tho
weavers, comprising inoro than half
of tho 1,000 operatives who struck at
the Lancaster gingham mills.
Sonator Albert 11. Cummins ot
Iowa, an announced progressive Re
publican candidate for tho presldcn
tlal nomination, introduced a primary
electlou bill, which would make un
lawful and prohibit lioth the Repuu
llcun and Democratic national conven
tions In June.
In spite ot the strikers' denial, the
strike spirit apparently Is growing
weaker In Westphalia, Germany. An
Impoitaut miners' meeting at Rochum
was sparsely attended. No disorders
are teported anywhere. A meeting
of the minors' delegates at Sewlckau
has reached a decision to strike.
Tho maimed hulk ot tho ill-fated
battlo ship Maine, once the pride of
the American navy, was Bunk nt 5:,30
o'clock Saturday afternoon in tho
deepest part ot tho Florida Straits
She went down with the national flajj
floating from her mast.
At least 32 men were killed and
parts ot their bodies strown for blocks
around when a big passenger engine
In the Southern Pacific shops blew up
at San Antonio, Tex.
Latest advices from Swntow, China
which has been the scene of serious
fighting during tho last week, say that
tho Gorman consulate 1ub been
Tho Standard Oil company of Indl
nna declared a Btock dividend for tho
benefit tt Its stockholders ' of
Tho Amorlcan Rod Cross Socloty
sent $5,000 to China 'for tho relief of
tho famine sufforora In Hie now re
public. Tlrls makes a total of $55,000
sent stneo January 1.
A Senate committee reported favor
ably tho I'.ilBtow resolution for an In
cnilry Into tho alleged "pernicious ac
tivity of poKtotflco officials In the
Marquis Salvntoro Volplcelll and an
unknown Amorlcan woman were found
dead lu u roqm in tho Hotel Resorgl
mnto, Naples, Each had died of uul
ongrcss May Sit Until After Na
SUPPLY BILLS ARE FOUGHT
Deadlock Between House and Senate
Might Leave Departments of Gov
ernment Without Any Visible
Means of Support.
By GEORGE CLINTON.
Washington. This year in cougress
thoro has been n disposition to tack
"extraneous legislation" onto tho ap
propriation bills. Under tho Repubtlc
an rulo no legislation was put on the
supply measures except that which the
party members claimed had a rightful
place there. Years ago thoro was
adopted In congress what was callod
tho Holman rulo prepared by Repro
eentatlvo Holman ot Indiana, "tho
watchdog of tho treasury." This rulo
allowed legislation to bo put on tho
supply measures provided It was In
tended to decreaso government ex
penditures. The Republicans repudi
ated tho Holman rulo, but tho Demo
crats havo reinstated It.
Tho army appropriation bill carries
legislation reducing tho cavulry ot the
army from 15 regiments to 10, and It
contains somo other legislation which
tlio Republicans say is "extraneous.
rhe senate is Republican and It seems
to bo opposed to the action of tho Dom.
ocrats In nttaching legislation to the
supply measurp. Thcro aro arguments
for and against the course which tho
Democratic majority in tho houso has
followed, but tho right or tho wrong
of the thing aside, tho fact rmains
that tho senate is likely to get at log
gerheads with tho houso over thoso
matters and as. a result it may bo that
congress will sit until a time long
aftor the national conventions havo
Produces New Situation.
If either hoiioo wishes to do it, It
:an hold up. appropriation bills nnd by
refusing to sanction them can leave de
partments nnd branches of govern
ment without visible means of support,
provided, of course, that adjournment
comes before tiio supply bila havo
been sanctioned. If tho senate shall
agree with tlio house and pass tho ap
propriation measures with their riders
It s possible, perhaps even probable,
in ono or two instances that tho prcsi-.
dent will voto the hilts which ho does
not like. If he should veto tho army
bill, for 'instance, because of attached
legislation of which he disapproves,
the army officers and the C0,o00 or 70,
OOo enlisted men would bo left without
a rent of pay, and more than this.
thcro would bo no money for tho pur-
:haso of supplies. This thing did hap
pen onco away back lu tho time ot
President Hnyos. He vetoed an nrmy
appropriation bill becauso It had a
rider on It to which neither tho presi
dent nor his party could subscribe. Tho
matter which was put onto tho bill
at that tlmo, however, was to somo ex
tent political nnd controversial in its
nature. Nothing has boon put onto
tho appropriation bills this year which
Is not either directly or Indlroctly con
nected with tho-BcrvIco for which tho
money supplied by tho bill Is voted. It
Is said that there has been no situation
lust'llko this within tho memory of
the oldest member.
Udlans Visit Taft.
President Taft was visited a day or
two ago at tho Whlto House by Uirce
bands of Sioux Indians from tho San
tee, the Pino Ridgo and the Rosebud
agencies. Tho braves of tho Pino
Ridgo were led by Jack Red Cloud,
on ot Old Rod Cloud, who died
a year ago and who in his day
was ono of tho groat warriors of tho
Dakota nation. Jack was dressed In
the clothes of civilization. In a way
ho looked well enough, but not alto
gether comfortable. , This sou of a
warrior of many battles has seen
somo fighting hlmsolf. Ho was "out"
with tho bands of Kicking Dear and
Short Hull in the last uprising against
tho whites In the days ot tho Ghost
Dance craze. Tho last time that ono
whlto man who was at tho Whlto
Houso .when tiio Indians called saw
Jack Red Cloud, tho Indian waB tear
ing down tho trail leading past tho
trader's store at Pine Ridgo nnd
opiptylng his Winchester with a gloe
ful disregard of tho terror that he
At tho tlmo of Jack's escapade In
Docombor, 1880, ho was not thirty
years old and, ho was full of war and
enthusiasm. He had lett the hostile
camp boyond Whlto Clay Crenk bont
on a frolic on his own account. On
his pony, painted, red nannelod, and
feathered, ho dashed through tho
agoncy omptylng his gun and nearly
scaring the lives out or half a dozen
newspapor correspondents who hap
pened to bo in the trail.
Young Red Cloud on that day cir
cled the agency, and before tho troops
could kill lilm or nrreat him ho was
beyond tho danger line, headed
straight for tlio hostile camp.
Tho day of tho Indians' call on tho
prosldont, Oor.eral Miles walked up
Pennsylvania avenue through a snow
storm looking not much older than ho
did when ho was In command ot Pino
Ridgo agoncy twonty-ono years ago
last December nnd January, He was
told that Jack Red Cloud was at tho
Whlto Houso nd said that ho would
like to boo him and that If ho was as
good looking man as his father he
roust l a tine, upstanding ludlan,
Tho gatur'nl recently received a let
tor from Short null, ono of the Bloux
chieftains who led his tribe on the
wnrpnth against tho whites Immedi
ately following tho killing of Sitting
Hull by the Indian police near Stand
ing Rock Agency. Short Hull Is noW
leading a lazy life ot retirement on
tho agency. Ills warpath days aro
over, but ho was zealous for light n
score of years ago ard with Kicking
Hear ho was declared so dangurous
that tho two were led captives to Fort
Sheridan near Chicago.
While tho Sioux wore still on tbo
warpath early In the month ot Jan
uary, 1891, Red Cloud, Jack's rather,
who was too old to go on tho war
path no mnttor whnt his yearnings
were, was sent out by his military
authorities to tho hostilo camp to use
his best endeavors to Induce tbo In
dians to surrender without furthor
lighting. Thcro had been a light at
Wounded Knee, whore ninety of the
Seventh cavalry were killed ana
wounded, and whoro Hlg Foot's band
ot Sioux virtually had been wiped out
of existence. Tho authorities did not
want any moro ot it, if thoy eould
bring the thing to an end peaceably.
Red Cloud wont out on his mission
and when ho catuo back ho said that
his appeals had been of no avail.
Craft of the Redskin.
Arter tho surrondor ono ot the Sioux
warriors was asked what Red Cloud
said to them when ho was deliver
ing tho soldiers' mcssago asking for
pcaco. Did ho deliver U7 Not it tho
youths ot his tribe tell tho truth.
Thoy said that the chief came to them
and that his bleary old eyes lighted
and his voice was young when bo told
them that war was for men, and
peaco was for' cowards.
An nttompt was made after tho sur
render to got Red Cloud to tell tho
story ot the Fetterman light, In which
ho led the Slonx. Jnck Rod Cloud
brought to his father a granddaughter
who spoko English, and sho was
asked to act as Interpreter, but tho
old man relused to toll tho story, say
ing that It was not for a warrior to
boast, and then ho added that somo
white man might toll the story.
It was not long after tho Civil war
that Red Cloud met in battlo tho Held
tried soldiers ot that conflict nnd thoy
found him worthy to meet thorn. Mln
oral wealth had been discovered In
Montana and tho rush ot prospectors
and Ecttlers mado it necessary for the
government to erect a military post
along the trail leading over tho
prairies to tho mines. On tho trail
to the Powder River was built Fort
Phil Keamoy. Whllo tho troops or
dered to the new post wero on tho
march a scout camo riding into tho
column wun ms iiuino uuuvi ajmi.
I Later Red Cloud with his braves met
Fetterman In battle and killed him
and fifty followers.
Circles the Globe.
Ono man in Washington is in touch,
by wire and wireless, with every cor
ner of tho United States, ovon up to
farthest Nome, Alaska. And this
samo man. by wiro nnd wirolcss, is in
touch with tho whole world with tho
six or seven hundred wireless tele
graph shore stations scattered all over
the globe, not to speak ot tho op
erators on tho ships sailing the sons ot
If ho so desired, and if the govern
mont which pays him his salary in tho
department of war so ordorod, this
man, could talk with tho oporator in
Eastport, Maine; tho Harvard Univer
sity laboratory, the lightship "Skunk"
off tho English roast, with the Rus
sian station nt Vladivostok, Siberia;
with Poriin or Zanzibar, somo mllos
to tho southward. It It was necen
sary to do to, words could bo Hashed
from Fort William McICiuley across
to Fukul, Japan, nnd no one sallfhg
underneath tho Hying messages need
bo tho wiser. And ovory day tho num
ber or those points in the gigantic
forld-circllng system ot intercommuni
cation Increases--both In ofilclency
and certainty. Tho ono mnn In tho
war department at Washington will
have his hands full, nnd ho can talk
all ho wants to.
Will Be No Babel.
"Tho ether," says Commissioner
Chnmberlain of tho bureau of naviga
tion, "is common property, and with
the chonpost apparatus unrestrained
trivial messages can create babel."
What a magnificent babel It would bo
If tho tribes and tonguos wore at war
with each other! Hut, dcsplto tho In
genuities of tho ever-present prac
tical Jokor, thoro Isn't going to bo any
As long ago as 1905 tho Imperial
Gorman government, observing the
need for tho regulation ot wireless
tolcgraphy, and In order to secure the
greatest benoflt from It and provent
tho establishment of n world-wldo
wireless monopoly, Invited other nat
tlons to join It in ndequato Interna
tional regulation the only effective
kind, as wlrolesB defies boundary
It scorns that tho delegates from
tho United States wero inlluentlal In
shaping tho International agroomont,
but, owing to a peculiar circumstance,
thoy are powerless to further tho rati
fication by this nation. Tho reaaon is
simple: tho land-telegrapliB ot Europe,
Japan and nations gonorally aro own
ed by tho government and are usually
oporatcd by the national postotflco sys
tem also always n government Insti
tution. Where the Hitch Comes.
In tho United States, of course, pri
vate capital controls tho laud tole
graph lines. Now, tho norlln conven
tion fixes tho ratos of wlreloBa dis
patches and provides for their trans
mission over land lines to their ter
minus nnd from their point of origin
Somo peoplo eny that without either
fedoral ownorshlp or else federal
control of land lines It will bo inipos
Blblo for this country to join tho rest
of tho civilized world In a contract
essential to the well-being of wl'ls
DIVIDED OVER THE
RELEASE OF ACCUSED WIFE ON
BOND AFTER SECRET HEAR
ING INTENSIFIES FEELING.
A TRIP ABROAD PREDICTED
Popular Sympathy Strong for South
ern Husband, Newspapers Favor
the Woman Grace's Past
Atlanta, Ga. The release ot Mrs.
Daisy Ople Grace, charged with
shooting her husband, ond bond,
after a secret hearing by Judges Rid
ley ut midnight, has served to einpha
size tlio peculiar and intense division
of opinion in Atlanta as regards tho
shooting. The newspapers aro strong
for Mrs. Grace, whllo tho peoplo are
loud in their expressions ot sympathy
for tho wounded man, whoso family
Is woll known in Georgia. Mrs. Graco
is a Northern woman, without local
"I don't caro If she is gone, It's
possibly tho best tiling for everybody,"
was Graco's response when told nt the
hospital that his wife had departed
and was not expected to return. Mrs.
Grace left horo for Philadelphia, and
It Is predicted that she will soon leave
tho United States. Her sureties are
Judfio Ridley has been much critt
sized for his action, but ho says ho was
assured that Graco was not likely to
dlo within three weoks, and, in addi
tion to tho bond, ho has tho profes
sional assurance ot .1. A. Branch, Mrs.
Grace's attorney, that his client was
needed In tho North on business and
that she will return.
Tho llfo ot Grace and tho verdict ot
tho jury trying Mrs. Gruco are bet
ting propositions In this city. Odds nro
given that Graco will not llvo three
months. On tho question ot convict
ing Mrs. Graco tho bets aro oven.
Graco's wound is similar to that ot
President Garfield, lie lived about
thres months and this Is tlio limit
given Graco by those who should
know. It io certain tho spinal cord
has not been severed, but it is equally
sertaln It la nearly severod nnd doc
tors say tho breaking of the remain
ing fibers, likely to result from tho
slightest exertion, would cause death
In tho defonso ot Mrs. Grace a long
list of indiBiiitie from her husband,
demands for money and throats of
vlolonce, aro being prcpnred. Tho trou
bio between Graco and his wife is
said to date from a kirmcss iu which
botli wero Invited to take part. They
went to tlio first rehearsal together,
but the second tlmo Mrs. Graco told
tho manager ot tho affair, evidently
with much chagrin, that her husband
declined to take part in tho danco.
This investigation of tho Insurance
company Into Grace's affairs and his
wife's chock book showing tho
umounts sho gave her husband will bo
used by tho defense.
Pitiful Scenes In Britain.
London. Never lias modern Eng
land witnessed such scenes of wide
ipread suffering ns exists today. Not
i slnglo community in England, Scot
land and Wales but is affected. The
toll of the coal striko In money and
human lives will be appalling.
Rlcheson Gaining Weight.
Boston. Gaining weight steadily,
Clarenco V. T. Rlcheson, under son
lenco ot deatli for tho murder of Avis
Linnell, Is in better condition both
physically and mentally than at any
tlmo during his confinement.
Brewer Leaves $3,500,000.
Chicago. Chicago charitable Insti
tutions benefit to tho extent of $55,
000 by tho terms of the will of Wil
liam C. Soipp, tho brewer, who ended
his lifo here. Tho will was filed In
tho probate court.
Russian Troops Gather at Border.
London. Russia has concentrated
on tho RusHo-Turkish frontier 80 bat
'.alions of infantry, 12 regiments ot
cavalry and 42 battoties of artillery,
according to a dispatch from Constan
tinople. Shoots at Hawk and Kills Son.
Murphysboro, 111. W. II, Walker,
who lives seven miles north of Mur
physboro, shot at a hawk and wound
ed his son, 8 years old, who Jumped
in tho way, Tho boy died 30 minutes
Body Found in Snowbank.
Rockford, III. Tho body of Charles
Thames of Sycamore, who lost his
way nnd perished in tlio blizzard of
last weok, was found beneath a bank
of snow lu a cornfield near his homo.
30 Hurt as Cars Collide.
Fortvllle, Ind. Tho motormen nf
two cnrB of tho Indiana Traction com
pany aro dead nnd thirty porsons aro
Injured as a result of n head-on col
lision west of horo. Tho coroner is
Taft's Niece Is, Encaged.
Now York. FriendH hero learnod ol
tho engagement of Miss Harriet An
dorson of Cincinnati, a nleca of Prosl
dent Taft, to Hugo ailbort do Frltscfc
of this city. Do FrltBoh is a Harvard
Tho house adopted, the senato reso
lution authorizing tho secretary ot ag
riculture to make a comparatives ex
hibit at tlio fifth annual corn exposi
tion at Columbia, S. C , January 7-13,
A bill creating a national park In
Oregon, to bb known as Saddle Moun
tain park, passed tho senate.
Republican members ot the ways
nud menus commltteo Introduced a,
minority bill revision the. ivoplen
schedule of tho present tnrlff law In
accordance with,- tholr Interpretation
of the roport of "Rfj tariff boad.
By a unanimous vole of tho senate
Senator Brandegeo of Connecticut
will preside during, the absence of
Vice-President Sherman noxt,wcek.
Tho abolition of tlio United States
senate and tho office of vice-president,
with a reduction of tho membership
of the house to 300, Is proposed In a
resolution which Representative Lind
bergh of Minnesota will Introduce.
The United States will not interfero
with legitimate exportatlons ot foods,
clothing, dry goods and. hardware to
Mexico. President Taft and ills cabi
net decided that such necessities did
not come within tbo meaning of tho
president's proclamation' forbidding
the exportation of "munitions ,ot war"
during the Mexican revolution.
President Taft probably wllt not ap
point a successor to Dr. Harvey W.
Wiley ot tho bureau of chemistry for
sovcral weeks. Two names suggested
wore thoso of Dr. II. E. Barnard) food
commissioner of Indiana, and Dr. Paul
GaBpard Freer, director of the bureau
of science in Manila.
Senatorial precedent which wna
Jarred by Senator Lea ot Tennessee,
when ho held up appropriations for
three public buildings, received an
oth:r jolt when Senator Kenyon of
Iowa gave notice of a motion lo re
consider tlio voto by which the bill
providing for a public building In St.
George, Utah, passed the senate.
By a vote of 250 to 40 tho houso
passed tho Democratic special oxclso
tax bill, eighty Republicans jo'Inlng
with tho Democrats In tho, vp.to that
started this measure for tho 'senate.
The subcommittee ot the houso
commltteo on agriculture has conclud
ed hearings on tho Level' and Haugen
oleomargarine bills. Oleomargarine
laws from various forolgn countries
nro now being translated and com
plied. When this work Is llnlshed a
report will bo made to the full com
Senator Heyburn of Idaho has re
turned from Atlantic City, where he
went a fortnight ago, suffering with a
lesion over his left eye. Ho Is prac
That Mississippi valley commerce
will derive little benefit from tho
Panama canal unless its use is madu
frco for Amorlcan tonnage is one of
the principal arguments mado In tho
minority roport filed by four mem
bers ot the house committee on Inter
satto commerce as to the Pauau canal
The bill making appropriations for
fortifications was passed' by tho sen
ate. It carries $4,180,235, about a mil
lion and a quarter less than tho ap
propriation of Inst year.
Reprosontativo Underwood says
that ho hopes to have tho w'aya and
moans committee consider a wool bill
before the end of next week. The ex
perts who havo been checking up the
figures in tho report ot the tariff
board of schedule K and comparing
them with other figures at the dis
posal of tho Democrats ot tho com
mltteo havo about completed their
Edgar A. Bancroft, general counsel
for tho International Harvester com
pany, discussed with Attorney Gen
eral Wickershnm plans for a volun
tary dissolution of that corporation
under the Sherman anti-trust law.
A brief, summing up arguments on
tho facts in tho Investigation of Sen
ator Lorimer't) election, was filed with
the senate Investigating commltteo by
Commissioner ot Internal Revenue
Cabell declnrea that about 1,000 cor
porations havo been or will bo haled
Into court as delinquents in the pay
ment of the corporation tax last year.
Secretary Knox has cabled from
Nicaragua to President Taft urging
that tlio somite foreign delegation
committee give attention to the Nica
ragua!! loan treaty, which has been
pending moro thnn a year.
Attorney Gonoral Wickershani re
ported to tlio Iioubo that there is not
In his department Information show
ing tho existence ot a smelter trust.
Ills communication waB sent in re
sponse to a resolution introduced by
Representative Martin of Colorado.
Luko E. Wright of Tennessee, sec
retary of war under former President
Roosevelt, told tho commltteo on war
department expenditures that Mnj.
Gen. J. Franklin Bell, then chief of
tho gonoral staff, was responsible for
the orders moving Maj. Boechor 11.
Itny of the pay department from place
Representative Steenerson of Min
nesota Introduced a resolution provid
ing for a special commltteo of llvo
momborn of the houso to Investigate
in nllegcd combination of coal deal
ers and coal mlno oporntors at the
head of Lako Superior In MinnoBOta
Tlio Hunuto flnancvi ccmmlttoo con
cluded Its hearings on tho houso chem
leal tariff rovlslon bill. Tho commit
tee will moot in executive session on
Wednesday to frame Its adverse re
port. Hearings on tho houso freo su
, jar bill will follow, t
Don't imacinc for a
moment that nil brands of
stove polish arc alike.
If your itovei become rutty and
dull toon after thry are polished it
(how that you arc not uu'ng
Liquid and Pasta One Quality
Black Silk make a brilliant,
iilky polish that doei not rub off
or dust off, and the shine lasts four
times as long as ordinary stove
It is used nn sample stoves by
hardware dealers. Sold by them
to those who want good goods.
AllwcaskUatri.il. Use it on
your cook stove, your parlor stove
or your gas range. If you don't
find it the but itwe f-oiiA you, ever
used, your dealer is authorised to
refund your money. Insist on
Hlack Silk Stove Polish. Don't
accept substitutes. All dealers
can get Hlack Silk from their job
bers. "A Shine In
Ktrp ftut piia, rctlitrri. fmdrriMid Move
plpri brlrht an-t free from nutlnr br uslne
BUCK SILK AIR-DRYING FNAMEL. UruiU
tree ttb each can ol enamel only
Uie BUCK SILK METAI. POLISH for
llvemre, r.lcktl. tinware or Uau. i7orl.
qulcklr, eaiiljr. and learn brilliant iiufice.
It lias no equal for use on automobiles.
Black Silk Stove Polish Works
Wntnon 15. Cotomn n,Wf l
InifUin, I.u Ikullnfrw. Itleb
crt merenica. lleet nwulu.
Ileal Cough Sjrnp Tutta Qttod, Use
Us tun. Soil bf Dnutjclata.
A mnii'ls known by the company ho
keeps, and by the conversation ho
Dr. Tierce's Vlensant Pellets regulate
and invigorate stomach, liver and bowcl-t.
Suar-co.Ued, tiny granules, Kay to take
The Way to Win.
"Tho ruin was coming down la
"I noticed It was In the bed of tho
An awkward predicament In whlcn
sailor bridegroom and his bride wero
placod In St. Mary Major's church,
Exeter, Devonshire, England, recent
ly, caused tho postponement o their
wedding. Tho banns had been duly
called at tlio church, but when the
parties presented themselves at tho
altar tho bridegroom, who had been
recently paid off from his ship nt
Portsmouth, was unnblo to produce
tho necessary permission from his
commander. The brldo swooned, and
eventually returned home, whllo the
bridegroom left for Plymouth to get
the required document.
A certain member of a Boston club
hnbitually evinces such a frigid de
meanor that many ot his acquaint
ances havo facetiously averred that
"It given ono a cold to shako hands
Ono oveulng a group at the club
wero discussing tho disposition of tho
said member, when a newcomer ven
"Why, gentlemen, I understand that
It Is tho custom In this club when that
chap attends a dinner horo to Ice the
claret In order that it may bo at tho
samo tomporaturo ns tho dining
room." Marper's Magazine.
NO WORDS WASTED
A Swift Transformation Briefly De
scribed. About food, tho following brief but
emphatic letter from a Goorgia wom
an goes straight to tho point and Is
"My frequent attacks ot indigestion
and palpitation of tho heart cul
minated in a sudden and desperate Ill
ness, from which I arose enfeebled In
mind and body. Tho doctor advised
mo to live on cereals, but nono of
them agreed with mo until I tried
Grape-Nuts food and Poslum.
"The moro I usciLof them tho moro
1 felt convinced tlifft thoy wero Just
what I needed, and In a short time
they mado a different woman of mo.
My stomach and heart troubles disap
peared as If by magic, and my mind
was restored and Is as cloar aH It ovpr
"I gained flesh and strength ho rap
idly that my frlonds Wero astonished.
Poetum and Grape-Nuts havo benonietl
me so greatly that 1 nm glnd to bear -J
,1,1- 1 II . I . Jvl'-S
- siMiiuiuuy, 4inmo given vyi',c
Postum fVi.. Itnttln n
"Thoro'e a reason," nnd It Js oxpltVlmati' H
111 tho llftln hnnV tiTSe, nno.1 wiV'.?
viiio,in ms" "-y-m
Kvtr rcail the atbovat bllwl a 'A''1
Oliat aimi-ara rn. -n -, A'Jl - i K9
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