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WOMAN WAN jS TO KNOW WHY
SHE, WAS OUSTED Washington, March 27. Miss Nat tie Tyler, 6(0, grandmother of John Tyler, tenth president of the United States, came to theWhite House to day to see why she yras ousted as postmistress at Courtland, Va., a position she has held for twenty years. . $liss Tyler js fighting a combina tion headed by Postmaster General Burleson, the practical politician of the cabinet, ; Recently a civil service examina tion was held for the postoffice at Courtland. Miss Tyler's age barred her. Another woman, Miss Sadie Cole, made the highest mark. Rep. Holland wanted, the job to go to a man who could help him politic ally, and recommended B. A. Wil liams. His nomination was confirm ed in the senate. Miss Tyler and Miss Cole were urged to see the president personally, and their visit to the White House this morning was the result. It was cabinet day and the president was busy. An appointment was arranged for later. o o BLAST SHAKES EARTH Houghton, Mich., March 27. Earth tremors have been experienced in all parts of the copper country for the past two days as a result of air blasts in the depths of the Quincy mine. The disturbances occur at fre quent intervals. One man was badly injured when a car in which he was descending into the mine was shaken from the jails. NEARLYJMDTO K1LPIT Maud, "the,worst mule, to shoe in Middlesex county, New Jersey," was not allowed to enter the blacksmith shop where it had usually been shod, and Andy Kronweyer undertook the job, using a new method. A chloro form cocktail was administered' and the mule was shod while under its Influence. BUIUDING INDUSTRY HAMPERED BY .BR1CKMAKERS' STRIKE About 100,000 building trades workers are off the' job in Chicago because they have no brick wth which to erect brick buildings. The brickmakers' strike has tied up the supply. A few teamsters tried to haul non-union bricks yesterday, but when pickets from the brickmak ers' union explained to the teamsters what was what the teamsters quit hauling. This was at Evanston yards. The Building Trades' Council will tonight elect a committee to bring arbitration. A settlement is expected in a day or two. Most of the tie-up is on flat and apartment buildings on the North Side. The brickmakers' organization alone has 6,000 idle men through the strike, with Only about 600 employed tqday. The brickmakers' union demands higher wages. Five cents an hour more- for common laborers and 2 cents per 100 for brick tossers is the scale called for. If arbitration be fins it is believed they would compro mise on this. Some sort of wage raise will have to come, however, or the city of Chi cago will get no bricks with which to make brick buildings. STANFORD PARK CONCERT The West Side Park Commission ers announce the opening of the gym . nasium classes, shower baths, public library, reading room and illustrated lectures at Stanford Park, W. 14th place and Union avenue. The Chicago Madrigal Club will give a" concert Tuesday, March 31, 8 p. m. o o SEARCH FOR N. Y. GUNMAN New York, March 27. Police are searching for George Disma, gun man, who lasf night shot and killed his. stepmother, Mrs. De Ella Disma, in her "home in Williamsburg, be cause she refused to tell him the whereabouts of his wife, who had" fled to another building in fear of her lite.