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NEWS NOTES OF
Resume of World's Important
Events Told in Brief.
The British Labor party has en
dorsed woman suffrage.
After four days' discussion the house
of lords rejected the home rule bill,
326 to 69.
Strong Federal reinforcements reach
Juarez, Mex., and the town is now
safe from rebel attacks.
Admission to the United States has
been finally denied Cipriano Castro,
ex-president of Venezuela.
Rev. George Pepper, of Waterville,
Me., known as "Lincoln's double," is
dead at the age of 80 years.
Two bills introduced in the Wash
ington legislature call for the issuance
of $60,000,000 of state bonds.
A jury has finally been completed to
try Clarence S. Darrow, lawyer for
the McNamaras, for attempted bri
Since the Southern Pacific has been
separated from the railroad merger,
active work has been begun on the
A council of Indians is urging Wil
son to appoint Thomas L. Sloan, of
Nebraska, an Omaha Indian, commis
sioner of Indian affairs.
The mayor of Berkeley, Cal., re
fused to attend a "chairity" dinner at
$3 a plate, declaring his $3 would do
more good directly applied.
A resolution providing for an initia
tive and referendum amendment to the
constitution was adopted in the Kan
sas house of representatives.
President-elect had another brush
with correspondents, and greaty en
joys his success in keeping secret his
selections for his new cabinet.
After burying $3800 for safe keep
ing, a farmer of Oklahoma was in
jured in a runaway and lost his mem
ory. A few weeks later he was kick
ed on the head by a mule and his mem
ory returned, when he immediately re
covered his money.
Wool manufacturers threaten to cut
wages if the tariff on wool is reduced.
It is believed the inter-state liquor
traffic bill is amost sure to pass con
San Francisco has removed the al
leged ban on lumber products from the
Testimony shows that Andrew Car
negie was regarded a sa trouble-maker
by the Steel trust.
Governor Sulzer, of New York, ad
vocates prison sentences for crooked
operators in stock exchanges.
Application has been made to a Chi
cago court to adopt a "child about the
age of 45 years," the applicant desir
ing to make her a legal heir.
The Seattle council refused to sub
mit to the people at the next election
the proposition to issue $2,000,000 in
bonds to buy or build a municipal tele
The Sac and Fox Indian athlete who
won great honors as an amateur in the
Olympic games at Stockholm, has con
fessed that he is a professional, and
will lose all his records and trophies
Wheat —Bluestem, 92c per bushel;
forty-fold, 87c; club, 86c; Fife, 85c;
red Russian, 85c.
Oats—s27 per ton.
Barley—s24 per ton.
Yellow corn —Sacked, $29 per ton;
mixed corn, sacked, $28.50.
Millstuff — Bran, $25 ton; shorts,
$27 per ton; middlings, $34; alfalfa
meal, $22; oil meal, $40; scratch,
Hay—Eastern Washington timothy,
$19((?20 per ton; wheat hay, $18; al
falfa, $13(f?14; mixed hay, $17(?718;
Eggs—Select ranch, 27c dozen.
Poultry—Live hens, 15@16c pound;
old roosters, 10c; this year's chickens,
16(<fl8c; ducklings, 18c; squabs, $3
dozen; guinea fowl, live, $7@9 dozen.
Ranch Butter—32(«33c pound.
Apples—New, 50c((?$1.50 per box.
Pears—Fancy Eastern Washington,
Honey—New, $3.50(??3.75 per case.
Dressed beef — Prime beef steers,
13(<fl3Jc pound; dressed cows, 12Jc;
heifers, Nos. 1 and 2, 13c.
Dressed veal—l4c pound.
Dressed pork—l2c pound.
Dressed mutton —Ewes, lie pound;
wethers, 12c; spring lamb, 13@13Jc.
Vegetables — Almonds, 18@19c
pound; artichokes, $email@example.com dozen;
beets, $1 sack; bell peppers, 15@20c
pound; Brussels sprouts, 9c pound;
cabbage, $1(51.25; red, 3c pound; car
rots, 75c@$l sack; cauliflower, $2.50
crate; celery, California, $1 dozen;
$5.50@6 per crate; eggplant, 25c
pound; garlic, 8@10c; horseradish,
8@10c; lettuce, hothouse, $firstname.lastname@example.org
box; California, $2.50@3 per case;
onions, California,' $email@example.com per sack;
Fanno, $1.50; green, 30c per doz;
Oregon, $1.25 per sack; parsley, 30c
dozen; potatoes, on track, $11(314 per
ton; sweet, California, 2J@ 3Jc
pound; radishes, California, 30c per
dozen; rhubarb, 12J@15c; squash,
Hubbard, $1.75@2; tomatoes, fancy,
4-basket, $1.50 per box; hothouse,
$1.25(3!2 per box; turnips, new, $1(5,
1.25 per sack; yellow, $1.25 wal
nuts, 17J@18c pound.
SINGLE TERM IDEA OPPOSED
Presidential Recall Musters Only
Ten Votes In Senate.
Washington, D. C. — Presidential
terms ranging all the way from two to
six years, propositions against second
terms and third terms, as exemptions
that would affect Roosevelt, Taft and
Wilson, and proposals for the recall
and the direct popular election of pres
idents, were thrust into the sepate in
rapid succession in the first day's con
sideration of the constitutional amend
ment limiting a president to a single
term of six years.
In a session filled with lively de
bate, Senator Bristow's proposition
that a president could be recalled at
any regular election was voted down,
58 to 10, and Senator Hoke Smith's j
amendment to make the single term
four years, instead of six, was defeat
ed, 42 to 25.
More than a dozen amendments
were pending when the senate ad
Senators Dixon and Poindexter,
Progressives, Bristow, progressive
Republican, and Lodge, Republican,
led the Jfight against a restriction of
the presidential term. Senator Wil
liams, Democrat, proposed a four-year
term, with the privilege of one re
election, but his amendment was so
drawn as to prevent Colonel Roosevelt
from seeking another election.
The defeat of the Bristow amend
ment for recall of the president fol
lowed a short debate in which Sena
tor Bristow urged that to make the
Federal administration properly re-
sponsive to public demand, the peo
ple should have the right to change
the president when they change con
The vote on the recall amendment
mustered ten votes only in its favor.
BORDER TOWN IS PROTECTED
Reach Juarez and
Rebels Fall Back.
El Paso, Tex. —All rebel forces have
disappeared from the vicinity of Juar
ez, now reinforced beyond a fear of
attack. In addition to 300 infantry
on railway patrol trains coming in,
500 irregular cavalry, under Colonel
Manuel Landa arrived Friday. This
leaves more than 1000 government
troops in the border town.
The cavalry came from the vicinity
of Ahumada, selected by the federal
government as the place of the pro
posed peace conference. They arrived
over the Mexican Central railway,
which has been repaired temporarily
from Ahumada to the border. The
Mexico Northwestern railroad remains
closed below Juarez, and rebels are
burning bridges on the English-Cana
dian line to within a few miles of
All is reported quiet along the bor
der patrolled by United States troops
out of Fort Bliss. With the El Paso-
Juarez port still closed, owing to the
uncertainty of all railway traffic, the
United States Customs department has
closed the port of Columbus, N. M.,
for all entries. The unsettled condi
tion in the Casas Grandes district be
low the New Mexican line has resulted
in much cattle stealing.
Three Thousand Acres Withheld.
San Francisco —F. C. IDozendorf,
chief of the field division of the Fed
eral land office here, has received or
ders from Secretary Fisher, of the de
partment of the interior, to begin his
investigation of transactions between
Louis R. Glavis, deposed secretary of
the State Conservation commission,
and timber companies to which Glavis
is alleged to have given preferential
listings. Dozendorf was advised
that, pending his findings, patents for
about 30,000 acres of the land in ques
tion would be withheld.
The investigation will cover con
tracts said to have been made between
Glavis and several timber concerns,
including the Weed, McCloud and
West Side Lumber companies, in
which, according to charges made,
while he was secretary of the Conserv
ation commission, he agreed to pro
cure for the companies special listings
of land near Redding, Cal., giving
them advantages over weaker claim
Secret War Plans Told.
Washington, D. C. —Secret plans of
the War department, framed by the
war college and approved by the
strategists in the army and navy, were
explained to members of the senate
and house committees •on military af
fairs. The demonstration took place
at the War college, in the presence
of a class of student officers, Secretary
Stimson and Major-General Wood,
chief of staff, being in attendance.
Details of the projected land defense
and on the Isthmus of Panama and the
Hawaiian Island were described.
Ocean Rate Pool Fails.
Berlin—The North Atlantic Steam
ship conference, which began its sit
tings here Tuesday, ended abruptly
when the Canadian Pacific railway re
fused to join in the pool. The other
members unanimously decided to re
new the combination and there is a
prospect of a lively rate war. A rep
resentative of the Austro-American
line announced the intention of his
company to inaugurate a regular serv
ice between Trieste and Canada.
Socialist Loses Seat.
Topeka, Kan. — The Kansas state
senate unseated its lone Socialist
member, Fred Stanton, of Crawford
county, by a vote of 28 to 10. E. F.
Porter, Republican, who contested
Stanton's election, was elected. Evi
dence tended to show that men crossed
the line from Missouri to vote for
Stanton, that there were errors in the
count and that scores of aliens voted.
NEWS OF UWMAMSAT^™
WOMAN WINS WAR FOR BILL
Hard Fight and Oratory Gain
Votes In House.
Olympia—The first real fight to be
waged by a woman on the floor of the
Washington legislature and the first
victory to be scored was that by Mrs.
Frances Axtell, representative from
Bellingham, who, after a hard fight
and much oratory, saved one of her pet
bills, which appeared in the house
with the recommendation of a com
mittee that it be piegonholed.
The bill provides for the elimination
of the "previously chaste character"
provision of the statutory law. The
public morals committee, after consid
ering it, reported unfavorably and a
motion was made to adopt the report
when Mrs. Axtell rushed to the rescue
of the measure.
"There is no reason for such a com
mittee report," urged Mrs. Axtell,
"and I protest against this steam rol
ler proposition. The bill has been
checked up by the attorney-general
and it is all right."
Continuing a plea for the T)ill, Mrs.
Axtell won enough votes to defeat the
committee report and get her bill re
ferred to the judiciary committee.
By unanimous vote the senate of the
Washington legislature passed a bill
prohibiting the sale, barter or giving
away by any person, firm or corpora
tion of a pocket pistol or revolver un
less the purchaser shall have secured
a purchasing permit from a judge of a
municipal or superior court of the
Before a judge can issue such a per
mit he must be presented with affi
davits from at least two reputable cit
izens vouching for the good reputation
and record of the purchaser.
The measure, which was originated
by Senator Collins, is aimed to restrict
the sale of firearms and thereby lessen
the number of murders, holdups and
suicides by shooting. Before it was
finally passed by the senate it was
amended so as to require permits from
judges instead of chiefs of police or
sheriffs as was originally provided in
The change was made on motion of
Senator Piper, who declared that if
there is to be restriction of the fire
arm traffic it should be drastic and
sweeping. He declared that peace
officers are not as careful as they
should be in giving permits to carry
concealed weapons and would not be
careful in issing purchasing permits.
The Piper amendment carried.
An amendment prohibiting the dis
play of firearms in show windows was
"What we want," declared Collins
in explaining his bill, "is to lessen the
amount of crime in this state. If we
make it impossible for the holdup
man, the burglar or the maniac to pur
chase a revolver on the spur of the
moment we will lessen the amount of
crime. The majority of shootings
could be averted if revolvers were not
available or if time were required be
fore a gun could be purchased."
It is believed that the house will
.pass the bill and that it will be signed
by the governor.
The committee on game introduced a
bill providing for the establishment of
a complete state fish and game depart
ment with a board of commissioners, a
state game warden and deputy war
dens in each county. Provision is
made for" the establishment of hunitng
and fishing licenses for counties and
for the state at large, the county li
cense to cost $1 a year and the state
license $5 a year to residents of the
state and $10 for non-residents.
The bill gives the game commission
the power to create game refuges and
game farms and to raise various spe
cies of game birds and animals. The
bill is a compromise on a bill introduced
in the senate last week creating a
A resolution was adopted by the
senate calling for an investigation of
the State Reformatory at Monroe.
The investigation will be upon the
question of the care of inmates and
the general management of the insti
tution from a moral and financial
A resolution was introduced by Sen
ators Leonard and Wende, memorial
izing congress to extend a road
through the Rainier National forest to
connect with a highway proposed to
extend from Spokane to Seattle
through North Bend, Snoqualmie Pass,
Easton, Ellensburg, Wenatchee, Wa
terville and Wilbur. The resolution
was referred to the memorials com
The house passed a bill making it
possible for county commissioners to
employ scientific agriculturists to in
struct farmers and others in the art of
improving crops. The measure was
sought by the agricultural communi
ties, which desire the counties to pay
for scientists who are now being paid
by public subscription.
Make R. R. Officials Listen.
Olympia—A bill was introduced by
Senator Piper, of King county, which
would require all directors and execu
tive officials of railroad companies
operating in Washington to ride over
all their main and branch lines in this
state on their regular trains and cars
at least once a year. The bill provides
that the officials shall have the same
seats and conveniences or inconven
iences that regular passengers are re
quired to use. The officials are also
required to stop at stattions and hear
complaints and investiagte them.
ONLY ONE BILL IS RECORD
Money to Pay Legislators Is First
Olympia—One lone act in two long
weeks is the record of the Washington
legislature. At the end of the second
week of the 13th session, the only bill
that has passed both houses is senate
bill No. 1, providing for the appro
priation of money to pay the salaries
of the legislators.
The predominant feature of the ses
sion to date has been bills. If all the
measures which are now awaiting
their turn in committee boxes should
be put into effect there would not be a
law in the entire Washington code left
Up to Friday noon, when both
branches adjourned until Monday
morning, the number of bills recorded
was more than double the number re
corded at the end of the second week
of the session of 1907, which was a
record-breaker to that time. In the
senate so far there have been intro
duced a total of 135 bills, and in the
house a total of 216.
The past week has seen considerable
progress made in both branches toward
shaping out the policies which are to
be followed during the session. Among
the questions which have been settled,
almost to a certainty, are those relat
ing to the reapportionment of the
state, building of roads and preven
tion of political grandstand play.
The question of reapportionment of
legislative districts, which the session
of 1911 was unable to settle, was prac
tically settled Thursday in a test vote
brought about by Representative Zed
nick. It was upon the question of
making a reapportionment in conform
ity with the constitution of the state
on the basis of population. The house
voted overwhelmingly against a reap
portionment on this basis.
This means that attempts to bring
about a legislative reapportionment
under the present constitutional pro
vision, will be futile. The only way
the state will be reapportioned is by
changing the constitution so that each
county will have one representative in
the legislature. This is the reappor
tionment plan sought by the cow coun
ties. To get this they have formed a
stone .wall combination which the
larger counties have been unable to
break. The cow counties refuse to
grant a reapportionment on the basis
of population, because they believe the
larger counties would get more legis
lative strength than they have now,
and the larger counties refuse to grant
reapportionment on the basis of one
representative for each county, be
cause under that scheme they would
lose some representatives. Neither
side can put through an appropriation
measure without the aid of the other.
For that reason there is a deadlock
and the session probably will pass
without a reapportionment being
made. It will then be up to the peo
ple to vote for or against an amend
ment to the constitution to provide at
least one representative for each coun
ty. By doing this the people will per
form a task which two legislative as
semblies have been unable to perform.
WANT TO CLEAR LAND
Farmers Would Have Logged-Off
Acres Made Ready.
Olympia—Establishment of a $2,
--000,000 fund with which to clear the
state's logged-off land for the benefit
of settlers and immigrants will be
sought during the session of the Wash
ington legislature by delegations rep
resenting the agricultural districts.
A powerful vote is said to have lined
up behind a bill introduced in the
house by Pierce, providing for the fund
and for a general system of improving
and selling of the state's land.
The measure provides for the appro
priation of $1,000,000 out of the gen
eral fund and the levying of a special
tax of one mill to raise another $1,
--000,000. The plan is to clear off all
the state land suitable for agriculture
and divide it into ten-acre tracts to
sell to small settlers and immigrants.
The clearing can be done, according to
; the plan, as the ground is sold.
Pierce would have a commission ap
pointed comprising five persons to se
lect the land and supervise the clear
ing and the sale. He would limit the
tracts to ten acres and sell to the
class of settlers which are expected to
come to the Pacific Coast in thousands
when the Panama canal is opened.
The scheme is said to have many
supporters in both branches of the leg
islature, the majority being farmer
members who are desirous of seeing
the farming communities built up.
These members will get behind the
Pierce bill, it is declared, and attempt
to force it through. While all are not
agreed as yet to some of the provisions
of the bill, as introduced, it is said the
Factions Are Suspicious.
Olympia — Extremely interesting
during the last week has been the po
litical lineup in the house. On the one
side has been the Republican and
Democratic members and on the other
the Bull Moosers. They have watched
each other with a diligence that has
been surprising. Each has attacked
as vigorously as possible attempts on
the part of the other to put over "pop
ularity" acts or fights. The most con
crete example of this was the fight put
up on a Bull Moose resolution intro
duced by Houser.
HELP FARMERS WITH LOANS
Grangers Propose Postal Savings
Deposits Be Used.
Washington, D. C.-Farmers' op
position to the national monetary com
mission's plan was voiced by W. T.
Creasy, master of the Pennsylvania
State grange, before the house cur
rency reform committee. Creasy told
the committee that he believed farm
ers generally., were "bitterly opposed
to the Aldrich scheme."
"We believe," he said, "that the
big financiers are much more interest
ed in maintaining control of the cur
rency than they are in any effort to
obtain its elasticity."
C. S. Barret, of Union City, Ga.,
president of the National Farmers'
union, an organization with branches
in 21 states and 3,000,000 members,
appeared heading a delegation includ
ing J. I>. Brown, Arlington, Or.; O.
F. Darnblaser, Brunswick, Neb.;
Peter Radford, Fort Worth, Tex., and
A. F. Swift, Baker, Or. The spokes
man for the delegation said farmers
objected to the present monetary sys
tem because it led to undue specula
tion. A system of incorporated clear
ing-houses was suggested.
Farmers need long-term loans, it
was argu°d, in order that they may
become owners instead of tenants. To
meet this need, the delegation pro
posed that postal savings bank depos
its be made available for loans on
farm lands and outlined a system of
land banks to be operated separately
from commercial banks.
MORO STRONGHOLD IS TAKEN
Americans and Native Allies Wipe
Out Troublesome Band.
Washington, D. C—Forty or 50
Moros died in the struggle which took
place in the Philippines six miles west
of Jolo last Thursday, a report of
which has just reached the War de
partment from Major-General Bell,
commanding the Philippine division.
Following up his proclamation of
two years ago, ordering all natives of
the Jolo group to disarm, General
Pershing despatched Colonel Eben
Swift of the Eighth cavalry to clear
up the country near Jolo. An expedi
tion was organized under Patrick Mc-
Nally, captain of the Philippine
scouts, who lost his life in the fight.
The expedition consisted of the
Fourteenth, Thirty-First and Fortieth
companies of the Philippine scouts, a
detachment of American troops, with
a field gun and some of the Moro
This force was sent against a cotta,
six miles west of Jolo, where a large
band of Moros had been a standing
menace to the city and garrison at
Taglibi. The Moros had not hesitated
to attack American troops in camp,
and it was decided to break the power
of their chief, Sahipa. The Moro
position was strongly defended by
walls, bamboo entanglements and deep
INCOME TAX MAY BE NEEDED
Reduction of Tariff Would Greatly
Washington, D. C—A feature of
the tariff revision programme of the
extra session of congress may be the
raising of $100,000,000 from an in
come tax, including the corporation
tax. Representative Hull, of Tennes
see, a Democratic member of the com
mittee on ways and means, who has
been active in income-tax problems,
plans to introduce a bill which would
provide such a source of revenue.
This would be considered by the
committee in connection with contem
plated early ratification of the consti
tutional amendment to sanction in
come tax legislation. Of the neces
sary number of states required for rat
ification, only two are lacking. Mr.
Hull expects these to be drawn from
New Jersey, Wyoming, New Mexico
or West Virginia, or possibly Florida,
whose legislature, however, will not
meet until April.
The Democratic "majority of the
committee favors an income tax, but
in the event of failure of ratification
will renew the excise tax plan as an
extension of the present corporation
Land Move Is "Forward."
Chicago—A national "forward to
the land" congress will be held next
summer, either here or in Boston.
This announcement was made here by
Professor H. Heath Bawden, of San
Isadora, Cal., who addressed students
of the University of Chicago. Repre
sentatives of the following organiza
tions are expected to attend: Soil
Fertility League, Rural Credits Com
mission, Garden City associations, Va
cant Lot Cultivation associations, Vo
cational School Farms and many other
Cooper Favors Memorial.
Washington, D. C—The Washing
ton monument was characterized as
"an Egyptian obelisk," the postoffice
department building as a "cross be
tween a cathedral and a cotton fac
tory," and the pension building as a
"lovely red shed that disfigured Judi
ciary Square," in a speech by Repre
sentative Cooper, of Wisconsin. Mr.
Cooper spoke in defense of the $2,
--000,000 Lincoln memorial, on which
the house is endeavoring to vote.
Taft Host of
Washington, D. C—President Taft
bade social farewell Thursday to mem
bers of the senate and house of repre
sentatives. The occasion was the
final reception of the Taft administra
tion in honor of congress. The White
House was thronged with senators and
representatives, with their ladies and
other invited guesta.
Postmaster-General Would J
Reduce Some Rates. |
Postal Banks Immense Succ J
$28,000,000 Placed By 300,00jl
Depositors to Date. ' I
Washington, D. C— PosttnJ
General Hitchcock's annual report!
tatively suggests reduction of %M
parcel post rates and increasing!
limit of weight beyond 11 p^
recommends civil pensions forpo*
employes; an increase in rates onse,
ond-class mail, which may pave -i
way for 1-cent letter postage; the«,
solidation of the third and f ow
classes, so that books and papers m
be forwarded by parcel post, «
points out that during his administi
tion expense of operating the posj
service has been cut down $45,000,0(
In course of a statement on thee«
dition of postal finances, Mr. Hid
cock says: I
"The transformation of a deficit J
to a surplus has been accomplish^
not by curtailing the service, but!
developing it along profitable linj
While postal facilities have bej
greatly enlarged, extensions haveJ
been made in a haphazard manner, y
only when shown on investigation!
be justified by conditions."
The establishing of postal savin;
banks at presidential postoffices wj
completed early in the fiscal year end
ing June 30, 1912 —the year coven
by the report. Since then the systa
has been extended to 4004 fourth-clai
postoffices, as well as to 645 brand
offices and stations in the larger cities
There are now 12,812 postal saving
banks at which patrons may open ac
counts. The number of depositors i
approximately 300,000 and the depoi
its aggregate about $28,000,000, no
including $1,314,140 withdrawn an
invested in postal savings bonds.
On the basis of the present monthl
net increases of deposits, it is est
mated that the gross income of tt
postal savings system for the fisci
year ended 'June 30, 1912, will amoui
to $700,000 and the interest payabi
to depositors to $300,000. Theii
come of the system for the fiscal yes
will meet the interest payments an
the total expenses of the central offio
but will be approximately $275,0(
less than enough to cover the entii
expense of the service. However, tl
postmaster general's report says,"
is expected that when the deposi
have increased to $50,000,000, whit
at the present rate they will do s«
the system will be self-sustaining."
The report contains no references to
subjects which have developed since
December 1 and, consequently, the
postmaster general's consideration of
the parcel post has to do only with the
preliminary work of establishing the
new system, which went into effect 01
January 1. Tentatively, however, he
recommends not only that the parcel
post rates be reduced, but that the
weight of packages be increased to a
point above the present maximum
weight of 11 pounds. On this subject
the report says:
"While the postage rates for the
new parcel post system range consid
erably lower than express charges for
corresponding service, it is believed
that experience will show them to be
higher in some instances than is neces
sary in order to maintain the service
at cost. Likewise, the restriction that
places an 11-pound limit on the weight
of parcels mailed should be regarded
as merely tentative. After the sys
tem is thoroughly organized on that
basis the scope of the service in its
usefulness to the public should be still
further enlarged by increasing the
weight limit.. If properly developed
under efficient management, the parcel
post will prove to be a most importart
factor in reducing the cost of living.
Perhaps the most important recofl;
mendation contained in the report a
that the third and fourth classes of
mail be consolidated so that books ana
other printed matter may be forward
ed by parcel post.
State Races for Honor.
Santa Fe, N. M.—ln an effort to
beat New Jersey to the honor of being
the 36tb state to ratify the income tax
amendment to the Federal constitu
tion, New Mexico legislative leaders
are planning for immediate action by
the house when it reassembles.
A poll of the house shows an over
whelming majority of its members fa
vorable to the joint resolution of rati
fication adopted Saturday by the sen
ate, and it is planned to suspend the
rules and rush the measure to imme
Ten Killed By Explosion.
Havana—An explosion of blasting
powder in a hardware store at Cien
fuegos resulted in the death of ten
persons Saturday, including the pr°"
prietor and his wife and their two
children. Scores were injured. The
office of the Cuba Submarine Tele
graph company, on the opposite side
of the street, was badly damaged ana
several employes were injured. T^
instruments were destroyed, results
in the interruption of communication-
Honey Scarce and Dear.
San Bernardino, Cal.—The beekeep
ers of this county are receiving toP"
notch prices for their honey. Honey
which brought in the past 3 cents *