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PRES1BENT ROOSEVELT WILL
NOT MIX IN THE STRIKE.
Government Could Properly Take Ac
tion Through Bureau of Labor—Chi
cago Union Votes to Support Na
tional Officers—Vote $5000 to Strike
Fund.
Oyster Bay,. June 17.—President
Roosevelt has referred to Charles
. F. Neill, commissioner of labor, with
out comment, the various appeals
which have been made to him by wire
and mail to intervene to prevent the
threatened telegraphers' strike. The
position is taken that no emergency
exists such as obtained at the time the
president intervened in the anthracite
coal strike, but, on the contrary, the
situation presented is one where ac
tion by the government, if taken at all,
may properly be initiated and directed
< by the bureau of labor, of which Mr.
Neill is the head.
Attention is called to the fact that
Mr. Neill has on his own motion acted
with more or less success in several
recent strikes simply by making an in
vestigation and bringing to light the
salient facts in the controversies, his
reports being the basis on which a set
tlement was later reached. Whether
he will feel justified in pursuing the
same course in the present instance is
, not commented on here, as the presi
dent has given Mr. Neill no intimation
of any kind.
At Chicago.
Chicago.—Fifteen hundred tele
graphers, members of the Commercial
Telegraphers' union, at a meeting here
Sunday afternoon, voted to support
'■ the president and executive committee
of their organization in any measures
they deem necessary to bring about an
adjustment of the operators' griev
ances. Those present were chiefly em
ployes of the Western Union and
Postal Telegraph companies. Separate
resolutions were passed by each group
of employes, the Postal men advoeat
ing "drastic measures" to enforce
their demands and the Western Union
operators serving 10 days' notice on
the officials of the company in New
York that they "must meet the em
ployes' committee as represented by
the Commercial Telegraphers' Union
. of America, for discussion and adjust
ment of grievances or bear the respon
sibility for interference with public
Vbusiness which would follow action
that will be incumbent upon the Chi
cago local union."
A .$5000 strike fund was voted. Rep
v resentatives of the Order of Railway
Telegraphers assured the commercial
operators of the support and sympathy
of individual members of the railway
union, but took no official action.
In New York.
The Commercial Telegraphers' union
has not yet received an answer to the
demands on the Western Union com
pany. according to President S.
Small of the union.
President Small notified all the
unions that the statement that the ad
justment of grievances had been post
poned was untrue, and directed them
to hold themselves in readiness for
important information.
At San Francisco.
! At a meeting Sunday of 200 mem
mers of local No. 34 of the Commercial
Telegraphers' union a resolution was
passed leaving the matter of securing
I , an adjustment of grievances in the
hands of the national president and
executive secretary.
GREAT NOTHERN CARS BURN.
Seventeen Passengers Injured
Oriental Limited Wreck.
Minot, N. D.—Seventeen persons
were injured in the wreck of the east
bound Oriental Limited on the Great
Northern railway west of Palermo Sat
urday morning. Nine cars plunged
down a 20-foot embankment, and all
but the mail car burned. Engineer
.Tames Longevan went down with the
engine, but escaped injury. Fireman
Nolan jumped and hurt his foot. The
wreck was caused by a broken rail
The injured include:
L. G. Skull, Seattle, injured ou head
and body.
William Johnson, Saskatchewan, in
jured on head and body.
Kawanish, a Japanese, en route to
New York; injured internally.
COMING EVENTS.
• \
Western Oregon Teachers' associa
tion, Salem, July 1-3.
National B. Y. P. U. convention,
1 Spokane, Wash., July 4-7.
Summer school of agriculture, Mos
cow, Idaho, June 15-July 27.
Pacific jurisdiction Woodmen of the
World, Seattle, July 24.
Washington State Press association,
Everett, July 25-27.
State college summer school, Pull
man, Wash.; June 24-August 4.
Teachers' summer school, Coeur
d'Alene. Idaho, July 15-August 27.
Southern Idaho Methodist confer
ence, Boise, August 21.
Eastern Oregon Wool Sales.
, Pendleton, June 7. Heppner, May
28-29; June 18. Shaniko, June 10-11;
June 26; July 16. Condon, June 21.
Baker City, July 9. Elgin, July 11.
The fact that some people believe
in themselves doesn't prove much hut
** their credulity.
OUTLINE DEFENSE OF HAYWOOD
ichardson and His Associates Will
Set Forth Counter Plot.
Boise, Idaho, June 17.—That Orchard
as a wonderful witness cannot be
denied and that all the cross-question
of Richardson only helped to
strengthen the testimony of the state
is also true, but for all this there is !
nothing but optimism expressed by
Haywood's legal regiment, in the cele
brated case on trial here. So far
these men hae been purely on the de
fensive. Next week they expect to
arry the war into Africa and they
pt omise a sensational campaign.
The star witnesses will be put for
ard by the defense and the promise
s made that their testimony will be
r.o less alient than that of Orchard
himself. One of those men will be
Haywood and the other Steve Adams,
although Adams was first listed as a
itness for the state. He made a eon
fesison corroborating Orchard's story.
Then, as soon as he got an attorney,
he repudiated this statement abso
lutely, declaring it was extorted from
im by Detective McFarland, through
threats and promises. Immediately aft
er he was taken to Wallace, Idaho, and
placed on trial for the murder of
red Tyler. The jury disagreed, stand
ing seven for conviction to five for
acquittal. Detective McFarland, how
ever, seems determined to have his
point if possible and it has been an
nounced that Adams will be taken to
Telluride, Colo., for trial for the mur
er of Collins, superintendent of the
Smuggler Union mine.
Adams, takes his situation philosoph
ically. He feels that every public of
ficial's hand is against him and that
the officers are determined to have
him dance on the end of a rope in one
state or another, he "does not give a
, but he will give them a run for
their money before they complete the
job."
It was decided that Mr. Darrow will
make the opening statement for the
defense on Wednesday, and immediate
after the work of interrogating the
150 witnesses called in Haywoods' be
half will be begun.
"We intend to uncover this bloody
trail which the mineowners have left
throughout the entire region. The jury
heard this man Naylor take the stand
and recite how the militia had shot
up miners' headquarters at Victor
how he had deported men without re
gard to their legal rights; how min
ers had been openly slain and their
murderers protected by the mineown
ers' association, and we will show be
fore this trial ends the reason the
Pinkertons and the mineowners want
ed Haywood, Moyer and Pettibone
hanged and Orchard, the self-confessed
murderer of a score of men, set free
This statement was made by one of
the leaders of the defense.
SPGKANE.
Prices Paid to Producers.
Live stock—Steers, [email protected] cwt;
cows, [email protected] cwt; sheep, [email protected]
cwt; hogs, [email protected] cwt; mutton, 8c
lb; veal 6%@6%e lb; veal, fancy
small, No. 1, [email protected] lb; fancy large, [email protected]
6c lb; pork, 8 1 / £@9e ib.
Poultry and Eggs—Live hens, 13c
lb; live spring chickens, [email protected]; live
roosters, 10c; dressed hens, 15c; ducks
live, 14c; dressed, 16c; turkeys, live
18c; dressed, 20ti; fresh ranch eggs
[email protected] case.
Hides—Green, 7c lb; salted, lc high
er; dry hides, [email protected] 17c; calfskins
green, [email protected]; cows, 6c; kip, 8c lb
sheepskins, [email protected]$1.25.
Creamery product, f. o. b. Spokane—
First grade creamery butter fat, 25V2C
Feed Timothy hay, [email protected] ton; al
falfa hay, $16 ton; whole barley, [email protected]
$1.05 cwt; wheat. [email protected] cwt.
Wholesale Produce Prices.
Vegetables—Asparagus, 6c; green
onions, 25c doz bunches; turnips, 30 @
40c doz bunches; hothouse lettuce
20c; tomatoes, [email protected] crate; rhu
barb, $1.25 crate; cauliflower, $2.50
doz; cucumbers, $1.50 doz; potatoes
$1.75 cwt; new potatoes, $3.50 cwt
beets, $3.50 cwt; Walla Walla beets
40c doz bunches; carrots, 40c doz; W
W. beans, 16c lb; radishes, [email protected]
doz; strawberries, $2.50; Hood Rivers
$3 crate; parsley, [email protected] doz; green
gooseberries, [email protected] crate; pine
apples, [email protected]; hotbed lettuce
12%c lb; Snake river cherries, $1.50
a crate; peaches, [email protected] a box; apri
cots, $2.50 a box.
Oranges—[email protected]; according to
size; seedling oranges, [email protected] case
lemons, fancy, $ 6 @ 7,50 case; Calif
ornia cantaloups, [email protected] crate
grape fruit, [email protected]; dried figs. [email protected]
90c; 10-lb box; figs in bulk, 7c lb
black figs, 10-lb packages, 90c; golden
dates, 7c; bananas, [email protected] hunch
raisins, fancy, [email protected]; raisins, buiK
10c lb; currants, 12V 2 lb; cherries $1
@2 box; pine apples, [email protected]
Butter and Eggs—Local eggs, case
$6; best creamery butter, 27c lb
Columbia Creamery butter, 26c lb
cheese, twins, 17c lb; Wisconsin loaf
Swiss, 18c lb; limburger bricks, 18c
lb; cream brick, 20c lb; Wisconsin
twins. 18c lb; Tillamook, 17c
Vegetables—Potatoes, $1.25 cwt.
Sugar—$6.40 per 100 lbs; beet, $6.2
Seed—Red clover, $15.50; choice
$16.50; Kentucky bluegrass, [email protected]
cwt; timothy, [email protected] cwt; white
clover, $20; alfalfa, $18; Kentucy blue
grass, $20.
Lisbon Explosion Kills 30.
a
London, June 20.—A dispatch to the
Standard from Lisbon says that an ex
plosion of dynamite at Covihilo, a
manufacturing town, killed 30 persons.
it is believed the explosion was caused
by dismissed workmen, who sought
I
: vengeance.
PRESENT DUMA ENDS
ABOLISHING IT.
the State.
The Dissolution of the Russian Duma
CZAR NICHOLAS ISSUES UKASE
Followed the Refusal of That Body
to Permit Arrest of Its Members 'of
;
on Charges of Conspiracy Against
St. Petersburg—Emperor Nicholas
affixed his signature Sunday morning
to an imperial ukase abolishing the
piesent duma and ordering that the
lections of members to its successor,
hich is to meet November 14, to be
held under the new election law,
hich provides against the "submer
gence of the educated classes by the
uneducated masses."
This act constitutes a virtual coup
etat. and overrides the fundamental
laws solemnly proclaimed by his maj
esty on the eve Of the convocation of
tue first duma, which declare that the
lectoral law can never be changed
ithout the consent of parliament it
elf. This breach of the constitution
justified by the great law of neces
ty, the advisers of the emperor hold
ing it impossible, under present condi
tions, to secure a parliament capable
of cooperating harmoniously with the
crown and rescuing Russia from an
archy and revolution.
The tiKae is accompanied by a mani
festo setting forth the motives which i
ed the emperor to act. He adverts to'.
the duma's rejection of temporary.
laws, its refusal to condemn terrorism,
the delay in ratifying the budget, the •
evolutionary spirit of a large portion
f its members, the abuse of the right
of interpellation, and the failure of the
uma to comply immediately with the
emand for the exclusion of the 55 so
ial democratic members charged with
conspiracy.
These various evils are ascribed to
defects in the electoral law, conse
quently the emperor decided to change
he basis of suffrage so that every
art of the Russian population should
be represented in the lower house. The
epresentation of the non-Russian na
tionalities, the manifesto continues,
should be decreased in order to pre
ent these delegates from becoming a
decisive factor in purely Russian ques
tions and elections in the frontier re
ions, where the standard of civic de
elqpment is low, should be tempor
irily suspended.
These necessary changes in the
mode of elections cannot be submitted
o the duma, the composition of which
unsatisfactory on account of the de
fects in the election law itself, but to
the authority which granted the first
election law belongs the right to sub
stitute new basis of suffrage.
"God entrusted us with imperial au
thority over our people." his majesty
declares, "and before his throne we
must answer for the fate of the Rus
sian state. Conscious of this, we have
aken a firm resolution to bring to an
end the great task of ttye transforma
tion of Russia begun by us and to
grant Russia a new electoral law, the
publication of which we entrust to the
uling senate.
"P'rorn our loyal subjects we expect
a hearty and unanimous service to the
atherland whose sons ever have been
the fortress of her power, glory and
prestige. NICHOLAS."
Duma Resisted Arrests.
The dissolution of the Russian duma
followed the refusal of that body to
permit the arrest of a number of its
members on the charge of conspiracy
against the state. It has been freely
predicted ever since the lower house
first met, March 5, that its dissolution
was only a question of time and the
many official denials never carried con
viction.
The history of this duma, like its
predecessor, has been one of almost
constant clashes with the government.
This, in spite of the fact that a con
sistent effort was made in some quar
ters to make the duma an effective
legislative body and that the govern
ment's program for legislation contain
ed a number of reforms. The cabinet
decided it would give parliament every
chance to justify its existence. The
deputies, however, are insistent on rad
ical changes, and their persistence re
sulted in what amounts to a charge by
the government that the duma was a
shelter for conspiracy and treason.
The situation entered upon its final
phase when revolutionary members
went to London and took part in a
congress which had for its avowed
purpose the upsetting of the throne of
the czar.
Champion Sleeper Is Dead.
Kansas City, Mo., June 19.—Thomas
C. Webster, aged 60 years, of Horse
shoe Bend, Idaho, who began to sleep
on a train between Kansas City and
Denver on April 1, and who did not
open his eyes thereafter for 77 days,
died at the General hospital Sunday.
A committee of doctors who examined
Webster said his sleep was feighned.
He was suffering from acute melan
cholia.
H. E. Weigel Suicides.
Petaluma, Cal., June 19.—"Now I'll
take a nice, long sleep," remarked
Harry E. Weigel getting out of a bar
ber chair at the Petaluma hotel.
He
J went to his room, drank the contents
of a two-ounce bottle of laudanum and
J died before a doctor could be sum
moned. Weigel came here nine weeks
ago from Seattle and had been drink
ling heavily.
CONSOLIDATED SUGAR COS.
Idaho, Utah and Western Idaho
in the Merge.
Salt Lake City, Utah, June 19.—
-areu *
Sugar company and the Western Idaho
Sugar company, announces that the
eastern stockholders in the three cor
porations have approved the plans for
their consolidation. It is proposed to
m erge the companies under the name
'of the Idaho Sugar company, issue
$1,000,000 preferred and $1,900.000 of
com muu stock and exchange for old
stock on the following basis: Utah
Sugar preferred, $10 a share; Idaho
Sugar preferred. $11 a share, and West
jern Idaho Sugar preferred, $12.50 a
share.
the Harriman interests the next. The
i plan would have expired in 1914.
The termination of this plan is said
to be without prejudice to either
party. The Chicago & Alton officials
• explained that it was. simply an in
stance of letting stockholders manage
After this distribution there will re
main $1,900,000 of the amalgamated
stock, which will be put into the treas
ury for improvements. A part of it
will be used to pay for a new factory
at Payette, Idaho.
Harriman is Out.
The agreement between the Harri
man interests and the Rock Island
company, entered into in 1904 for the
control of the Chicago & Alton rail
road. has been abrogated by mutual
consent, according to an authoritative
announcement made recently. In the
future, it was state, the Chicago &
Alton stockholders will manage the
property. Under the agreement which
has just been abrogated the Rock
Island company and the Harriman in
terests alternately controlled the Chi
cago & Alton, the Rock Island com
pany being in control one year and
their own affairs. It was felt that this
policy would best subserve the in
terests of the stockholders. There is
to be no change, according to the Chi
cago & Alton officials, in (lie policy
of tlie road, which has been managed
by the Rock Island under the joint con
trol agreement since last September.
UNGER'S BODY CONCRETE BRICK
Boston Undertakers Refuse to Bury
Ponderous Bulk.
Unable to find an undertaker will
ing to bury the remains of Herman
Unger, the Pittsburg suicide, Unger's
brother Odd Fellows in Boston have
written to his home lodge asking them
to take charge of their embarrassing
bequest. The difficulty arises from
the fact that in pursuance of Unger's
dying request, the Odd Fellows of Bos
ton had his body cremated and mixed
the ashes with cement, making a con
crete brick weighing over 100 pounds.
For several days now this huge brick
has been in the yard of the Water
Proofing company. Not only have un
dertakers refused to handle it, but He
brew cemeteries have declined to re
ceive it because Unger was a suicide.
The Odd Fellows have a burial certi
ficate, however, and unless the under
takers make terms or the Pittsburg
Odd Fellows take charge, Unger's re
mains are likely to bake in I he sun
at the brickyard for an indefinite
period.
ONE BODY AND LAUNCH FOUND
No Apparel Found to Show Presence
of Missing Midshipmen.
Secretary Metcalf has received a
long message from Admiral Berry,
commanding the Norfolk navy_ yard,
saying that the Minnesota's launch
had been raised to the surface and
the body of one fireman found. The
search for the other bodies is being
continued.
There was no trace of any of the
six midshipmen or the other four sea
men who were said to have been on
board.
Washington—Secretary of the Navy
Metcalf has received a report saying
that 1 lie board which is investigating
the drowning of midshipmen and
sailors in Hampton Roads recently
will find that the launch was cut in
two by a wire cable towline. The sec
retary said that he will wait for the
fermai report before announcing the
details.
ASK HELP FROM PRESIDENT.
Chicago Board of Trade Is Worried
by Action of Telegraphers.
The Chicago hoard of trade has ap
pealed to President Roosevelt and
Robert C. Clowery, president of the
Western Union, to avert the threaten
ed strike of telegraphers.
Business interests of the entire coun
try forsee paralysis of interstate com
merce in a gigantic operators' strike,
and wish to prevent such a disaster.
Chicago Stock Yard Strike.
Chicago—Peace in the stockyards is
a certainty. The teamsters' joint coun
oil and later the packing house team- j
sters' union voted to accept the offer j
made by the packing house employes
j to arbitrate the demands of the
| drivers. The men were in session six
pours before this decision was reach
ed. For a time it apepared as if the
packers' proposition would be refused.
The conservative element prevailed,
however, and on the final vote a big
majority favored arbitration.
If a woman spends more than ten
minutes in arranging her hair, the
' result is a coiffure.
.. . ... „
itch for office it is a good thug t
"When you meet a man who has me
j scratch.
j Every defeat develops a lot of new (
i excuses.
1
GUILTY, AS CHARGED
GRABBERS IN IDAHO.
IS THE VERDICT OF TIMBER
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w _ F _ Kettenback, G. H. Rester and
W. Dwyer Charged With Conspiracy
on Five Counts, Guilty of Two—Vic
tory for Prosecution—Cases Will Be
Carried to U. S. Court of Appeals.
Moscow, Idaho, June 17.—William
F. Kettenbach, George H. Kester and
William Dwyer, the first named the
Lewiston bankers, charged with con
spiracy to defraud the government in
timber land entries, were found guilty
on two of the counts in the federal
court Sunday evening and acquitted on
the remaining counts. The jury sud
denly reached a verdict at 9 o'clock,
after naving deliberated 34 hours.
Each of the three defendants was
charged with conspiracy on five
counts, each representing a quarter of
section of land, the tracts being se
cured at an average price of $800 each.
The particular counts under which
they were convicted are believed to
be counts 3 and 4 ,the first one being
known as the Charles Carey count,
the second as the Guy L. Wilson count.
The jury reached a verdict shortly
before bedtime, the bamff notifying
the court officials, who instructed
them to report immediately at the
courtroom.
At 8:45 o'clock the jury filed slowly
into the box, with the exception of J.
W. Robinson, who was carried on a
cot, his aged form covered with blan
kets, his head being swathed in ban
dage's, which completely covered his
snow-white hair and beard. Judge
Deitrieh ascended the bench and or
dered a poll of the jury. In low tones
he inquired if the jury had reached a
verdict, and was informed they had.
Taking the closely written document.!
he scanned its contents in asboluato
silenee. Addressing the spectators,
Judge Deitrieh requested that no dem
onstrations he made when the verdict
was read.
The verdict is considered a victory
for the prosecution in almost, every
particular. The stubbornly fought case
has occupied four weeks.
No indication was made by attor-j
neys for the defense as to the likdi-1
hood of appeal, but it is considered
certain the case will lie carried
least to tlie United States court of ap
peals.
The Specific Charges.
Guy L. Wilson, upon whose testi
mony one of the verdicts of guilty was
reached, was the first witness called
in the case. He said on tlie witness
stand that, Dwyer promised him $150
for filing on a timber claim and that
he drove through the desired land with
Dwyer at the latter's expense. He filed
on it some time later, as Dwyer told
him that the land was not yet ready
for occupancy. At the time of tlie fa
mous lineup in front of the Lewiston
land office, Wilson testified that he
was unable to he present and that
Dwyer hired a hoy to substitute for
him. The witness also said that Dwyer
coached him on the answers he should
make at the land office and gave him
his filing fee and $411 to pay on final
proof. After deeding the land to Ket
tenbach and Kester he received a
check for $i38.
Aoki May Be Recalled.
Tokio, June 19.—Tlie Hochi says
that Viscount Aoki, Japanese ambas
sador to America, will probably he re-,
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called and that he will probably bei
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succeeded by Baron Kaneko.
The Hochi Shumbu is (lie organ of
Count Dkuma, loader of the progres
sives, and therefore voiced antigovern
mental opinion. The paper is decided
ly anti-American.
Start Open Shop Experiment.
San Franeiscgo building interests
have brought about the organization of
a syndicate of outside capitalists who
will advance $10,000,000 within the
next month to he used in construction
on the open shop basis only. It Is
said tHat a few San Franciscans have
subscribed funds to the syndicate.
Another combination in the build
ing line is composed of contractors,
large construction companies and ma
terial men who favor the open shop
plan and agree to build or furnish ma
terial on that basis.
Servant Is Heir to Fortune.
London, June 19.—A servant here
ever since she left her home by the
picturesque lakes of Killarney, Annie
Brennan today finds herself an heiress
to a fortune of $250,000. Her aunt,
Mrs. Mary Clark widow of a San Fran
cisco man, has the money. For 20
years Mrs. Clark has been trying to
find her niece. Miss Brennan received
n letter today from her aunt, saying
she would come to England, take the
girl to the Irish exposition and Paris,
then to San Francisco.
Storms Cut Off Black Hills.
Deadwood, S. I)., June 17.—The
Black Hills have recently been cut off
from communication with the outside
world since June 12. A rain and hail
storm lasting six hours washed out
railroad bridges and tracks and des
troyed telesraph wires. Three reo
pie are known to ha*e lost their,
lives ' ____
To Succeed Senator Morgan.
Montgomery, Ala—Governor Com
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T , „ TTni .„., «tatesi
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mer announces that he will appoint
John H
senator.
LOWEST LAND IN COUNTRY.
Geographical Survey Determining
the Depth of Death Valley,
Death Valley, California, is the low
est point in the United States, but to
the surprise of everyone acquainted
with the region the United States geo
logical survey has ascertained by the
use of a line of spirit levels that the
depth of that area is not so great as
had been supposed. The final compu
tations have not yet been made, but
the preliminary figures give for the
lowest point a depth of 270 feet be
low sea level. Bennett's well, which is
near this point, is 200 feet below sea
level. These figures may be altered by
two or three feet on the final comput
ing. but they are probably not more
than three feet in error. The geolog
ical survey now has elevation marks
on the highest and lowest points of
dry laud in the United States.
It is a strange coincidence, says the
survey report, that these two extremes
are in southern California, and o-nly
seventy-five miles apart. Mount Whit
ney is a foot or two more than 14,500
feet above the sea level, while Death
Valley, as above stated, is 270 feet be
low. Before the Salton sink, also la
Southern California, was flooded by
the Colorado river it contained the low
est point of dry land in this country, a
spot 287 feet below sea level.
Previous estimates of the depth of
Death Valley, based on barometer read
ings, gave for the lowest point figures
varying from 250 to 450 feet below
sea level. The level line of the geo
logical survey is believed to be the first
accurate determination of elevations
in that locality ever made.
California now goes on record as the
State in which extremes meet—the
highest and lowest points of dry land.
—New York Sun.
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* 9e standard of morals is not the
same all tile world over. In Montene
gro, for example, conduct is seen from
another point of view than among our
selves. This lends interest to a re
port in "The Land of the Black Mouu
tain" as to crime in that little out-of
the-way country of Europe. The author
yiisted the only prison of the land,
Only three men were chained, and
0 f these one remained moodily seated,
stariujg on the ground, before him. He
forine( i (such a contrast to his fellow
prisoners' smiling faces that we ob
8ervei i pj m more closely, and noticed
that his clothes were such as the offi
cials and better class wear.
"Who is he?" 1 asked.
"A government clerk convicted of em
bezzlement," was the answer. "Six
weeks in chains is his sentence."
"And what have the other criminals
done?" was our next query.
"Uh, they have mostly quarreled
among themselves. They are not crim
inals. We have very few thieves and
robbers in Montenegro. This youth,"
went on our informant, pointing to a
young man with a pleasant face, and
who grinned with joy as lie noticed tlie
1 attention with which we favored him,
I "has a ten years' sentence for quarrel
lng."
. ,. . ..
safe from murder ns any other in the
, . . , , .
world. No one kills to rob or steal In
"But, 'quarreling,' " we repeated. "la
it punishable to quarrel?"
"Yes, too many lives are lost," was
the laconic reply.
"Oh," we exclaimed, a light breaking
in upon us, "you mean murder 1 They
are all murderers?"
"We have no murderers," came tha
indignant response. "Our land is as
Montenegro. But we just quarrel
among ourselves. We are hot-biooded
and shoot quickly, that Is all."
Della I'ue Never Heard.
Hear the telephonic bells—
Nickel-plated bells.
What a nervous agitation in their peto
Iancy dwells ;
How our tempers they excite
Through the day or in the night
As we hear the operator's shouts and
yells.
"Hello," he says, "hell-o,"
And we wish he'd thither go.
For no tomcat caterwauling to such help
less wrath implies,
And everybody knows
By the bawling
And the calling
How the conversation flows
As his thoughts into the instrument re
peatedly he tells—
As his thoughts with maledictions he con
tinually tells—
Tells, tells, tells.
And again he rings the bells.
But the fellow at the other end is disin
clined to go.
So once more he instills
Some hyph-ened syl-la-bles.
Like n jackdaw in a panic
And with vigor quite satanic,
It is wrong to tear your hair
And worse, they say, to swear
By thi8 il or _ t ^_°, r . here or thel ' e or any
tele
other where ;
But that was said
Before were made
Those palpitating, fast-vibrating
phonic bells—
Bells, bells, bells, bells.
And the yells, yells, yells
Of the speakers and the hearers at thoea
bells.
—Belfast Gazette.
Hia Second Book.
"Your first book, If it Is a success.
, d , tbe suecess of the
^ ..„marked n rlslns author.
"Yes, indeed," said another, "It was
S the success of my first book that made
my second. My second book, he add
'inroa a hflTlt hnnk."
—— -
j Stage fright is one thing on the stags
ed, "was a bank book.
«bout which there Is no sham.

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