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THE MULHALL CASE
Washington, Aug. 22. H. E. Miles
of Racine, former chairman of the
tariff committee of. the N. A. M., to
day confirmed the statement of Mar
tin H. Mulhall, confessed lobbyist,
that Mulhall paid former Represents.
tive James Watson of Indiana $500
for working to aid passage of a tariff
commission bill in 1909. Watsdn was
paid $250 a week for two weeks,
Miles told, the senate lobby invest!
"Mulhall was first employed by the
N. A. M. in the capacity of a sort
of messenger boy in Washington,"
Miles said. "He later branched out
somewhat and worked as a field
Questioned by Senator Reed, Miles
insisted that J. W. Van Cleave, head
.of the Bucks Stove and Range Com
pany, and against whom the A. P. of
L. waged war, was "a genuine friend
of union labor.
"A man who wanted to be fair by
sending leaders to jail, observed the
AUTO HITS BOY PROBABLY DIE
Harry, the 13-year-old son of Po
lice Captain James Madden, of the
Town Hall police station, was run
down by the auto of Mrs. John R.
Thompson, 4415 Grand boulevard,
wife of the restaurant man.
The accident happened at 47th and
St. Lawrence avenue. Harry crossed
the street and in dodging an ap
proaching trolley car, was struck by
the auto which was being driven by
John Thompson, Jr. His skull was
fractured and he was taken to the
Chicago Hospital where he is not-expected
The police at the Fiftieth street
station released Mrs. Thompson and
her soil on their own cognizance.
Couderay, Wis. One man instant
ly killed, three injured when" hand car
was derailed by porcupine that at
tempted to cross track ahead of car. ,
At a Yankee fort, old chap. I sur
veyed the warlike preparations and
was entertained by the officers at the
club, don't you know. Jolly sort,
they were, too, and on my request to
be permitted to observe the maneu
vers of troops I was led to the drill
ground. There a corporal fellow was
inculcating martial tactics Into the
mind of a novice as follows:
"Get hep, you boob of a rookie.
Chuck up your chewirie ledee and
aim your glims down the center
aisle. Throw out your bellows, haul
in your bread basket, slam your mitts
close to your carcass and null your
big hoofs into line. Remember, this
ain't like lolling on a free-lunch
counter for support, kid. Brace un!
Wish some starch in your solne and
stand like a wooden stogie Choctaw,
And that's' what I mean by 'Atten
tion!' in plain English, boh."