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Tenderfoot Captures Western Girl From Many Rivals. Preacher Who Wat an Unsuccessful tulter for Har Hand Will OflV data at Nuptials Otier Swains Alae Preaent Grand Junction, Cola For two f ear acorea of aultora have sought tha band of pretty Molly Reese, quean of the cowpunchera of tbrea states. Sbe baa cat: aalda the proffer of lltlea, baa looked with acorn upon wealth If aba bad to take It with a busband and now announce ber engagement to 130-a-month "tenderfoot" cow puncher. Hal Hanson of Boston Is tha lucky "cattle wrangler'' wbo will lead the beautiful cowgirl of the plains to the altar. A former auttor whom tha girl discarded will perform the ceremony, and the wedding party will Include fourteen or mora ardent awalna wbo bad their "Innings." but tailed to cap ture the prize, while the acene of the marriage will be the home of D. O. Oraden, cattle baron. Hanson's proficiency with the mouth barp won him bla flnancee. Tbe melo dious stralas from tbe little wind In strument with which be surreptltluos ly serenaded the object of bis dreams Sightly turned tbe tide In bis favor over almost a score of other active aultora. The most determined rivals for the pretty cowgirl's band In marriage were four cowboys from tbe same camp. Jim Hadley, Weston Hayes, Cbrla Johnson and Rill Groves took turn about each night for four months until they learned It waa no use. Henry George Jamea, a schoolteacher in the Midelbow school, next tried his luck and failed. Rev Henry Austin, a Free Methodist preacher, waa the next victim, but he progressed no further than four nightly calls and two sage bena. Wilbur Jens, a schoolboy friend, was next turned down to make room for W. L. Henselman, a real estate dealer of Gateway. Utah. Another schoolteacher, a German nobleman, going under tbe title of Baron von Bmdenecker, three ranchera and umeroua cowboys from the plains of Colorado, Utah and Wyoming, who RING SPREADS WOE Misfortune Befalls Possessor of Beautiful Diamond. Man Takea Solitaire From Woman's Finger and Pawna It Constable Defies Gun and Carriea Circlet to Court. Denver, Colo. Misfortune baa be fallen each for the last three posses sors of a beautiful diamond ring which now rests In the safe at the office of the district attorney. One married woman mourns the losa of the ring and loss of . gentleman friend; the aforesaid gentleman mourna Uie fact that be will have to stand trial on a charge of larceny; a pawnbroker mourna the fact that tbe ring was anatched from him by violence by a constable and the constable, although be Is not doing any particular mourn ing, declares that he came near loaing bia life in an effort to capture the ring. . It all started In a private dining room of a downtown hotel. Jack Cbandor held the bejeweled band of Mr. Eatelle Croxson In bla own. In a playful mood be Is alleged to have slipped off the diamond ring and placed It on bla own finger, after which be waa unable, it la alleged, to get the ring off. The lady waited for everal days and the ring waa jot re turned. Cbandor waa arrested and a pawn ticket on the Newton Loan com pany was found in bia pocket, t Papers to get the ring were sworn out and a constable started to the shop to get tbe ring. The constable uaya be waa refused tbe possession of tbe ring and that when be tried to get out of the aafe the son of tbe proprietor of the shop drew a gun on him. After considerable skirmishing he declares h. succeeded In disarming tbe pawn broker. Ujon the refusal of the pawnbroker to open the safe tbe constable deliv ered an ultimatum to him Either tbe the safe must be opened and tbe ring delivered to bim or be would go for a moving vaa and transport tbe entire aafe to the tourt of Justice Mills. Facing the possibility or losing a safe the pawnbroker surrendered tha ring, and It was turned over to the district attorney. Providing ne fur ther misfortune overtakes those la possession of the stone. It will be used aa evidence In the Cbandor trial GOTHAM POVERTY GROWS ftellef Association Showe Increase Number of Poor Despite General Prosperity. In New York. Despite general proa parity, there waa an Increase In pov erty In New Tork during tbe last year, according to tha annual report of tbe Association for Improving tha Condi tion of the Poor. Tbe Increased cost of living Is charged with most of tbe responsibility for aa Increase In tbe expenaea of tbe association. It Is ebowa that 0 per cent, more money waa apent In relief work, although tbe number of families aerved was prac tically the lame as In tbe previous year. AUTOMOBILE KILLS Watt '0m:1 a lJJ:f I iSSabEagaafe a most unuaual accident on a road near Newcomb, N. Y., resulted In the killing of a deer by a small runabout. The car, which waa going at a good pace, atruck the deer when the animal tried to cross In front of It Tbe car waa upset, tbe gasoline tank exploded and the machine waa burned. rode mllea on their cow ponies to bask a while In the light of Miss Reese's smtlea, were numbered In the long list of rejected applicants for the band of the girl before the engagement of Miss Reese and Hanson waa an nounced. And even then they would not atop, for, despite the fact that Hanson's horaeshoenall engagement ring en circled ber left third finger, the beauty charms proved too much for an east ern correspondent of a produce Jour nal who spent two weeks here cover ing the outlook In western Colorado and eastern Utah for stock marketing. He vainly attempted to prove that life as the wife of a special writer beat that of darning socks for a cow puncher. PLAN N. Y. TRAFFIC RELIEF City la to Keep Commercial Vehlclea Off Fifth Avenue After One P. M. Dally. New Tork. Because of the con stantly Increasing congestion of traffic on Fifth avenue, which has made It the moat crowded thoroughfare In tbe world, tbe New York bureau of high ways Is preparing a set of traffic regu lations applying to that street alone. The proposed new rules will keep all commercial vehicles off the avenue af ter one o'clock In the afternoon, will allow no vehicle not actually occupied to take up space In the street and will permit no left band turns. To comply with the last rule, drivers will be required to make a complete circuit of a block to make a direct crossing. WANDERS 5 YEARS; GIVES UP Man Who Tried to Kill Kanaaa Po liceman In Cell for His Crime at Warren City, Kan. Kansas City, Mo An accusing con science that Ave years of wandering over tbe western part of the United States and Canada failed -to quiet caused A. J. Klamm of Kanaaa City, Kan, to return to hla home, where be surrendered to tbe police on tbe DID PIGEON FLY OVER SEA? Chlcagoana Believe Bird, Reported to Have Made Trip, Muat Have Crossed on 8hlp. Chicago. Did a homing pigeon fly across the Atlantic ocean? If It did. bow? Tbeae are queatlons for which pigeon fanciers of Cb'cago are aeeking answers. Tbe debatea arose from a presa dis patch received In Chicago. Tbe mes sage read: "Montreal. Ernest Robinson of Westmount received word that a pigeon he Imported and which escaped has returned to England. It apparent ly took twelve days to make tbe Jour ney." No pigeon bas ever been known to remain In air anything like tbe num ber of daya that would be required to cross from Canada to England, ac cording to members of tbe Lake View Flying club, 13 Fremont street The club baa had a great deal of ex perience with champion pigeons. A member now owns Chicago's champion "homer." This bird. Guardsman, be longs to Thomas Roell. 936 Webster avenue. It was the only one of eigh teen turned loose at tbe Jobneon-Flynn fight at Las Vegaa, N. M., on tbe Fourth of last July, to reach IU borne In Chicago. The distance was 1.1 It mllea Roell's bird waa la Its loft oa the BBornlag of August 1 It la the opinion of members of the club that the Canadian pigeon must have crossed the Atlaatlo on a ship. Members declare these birds muat sleep at night and feed each day, and that they caa not rest on water. Chicago ptgeoaa have been noted for, long-distance flights; so far as rec A DEER ON ROAD Hanson came here two years ago from Boston. He worked in a stuffy office as copyist until bis health broke down. Fearing tuberculosis, be secured work In a cattle camp on Plnon Mesa about the time Miss Reese attained tbe age of twenty and was declared by her parenta to be old enough to receive the attentions of men if abe desire-L After the wedding Hanson and bis bride will live In a cabin In tbe moun tain ranges on bis 130 a month aa cow boy and what rabbits and amall game they can shoot Later they will come to Grand Junction, where Hanson will continue the study of law In a local office. Miss Reese Is a beautiful ex ample of tbe typical western plains girl charge of assault with Intent to kilt Klamm waa one of a crowd of men who In 1907 attacked Edward Strong, a policeman of Kansas City, Kan. Strong waa badly hurt and. Klamm waa arrested as one of bia assailants. Soon afterward Klamm fled. Aa be went to bed In Jail be said "This will be tbe first untroubled sleep I have bad In five years." WOMAN FOOTPAD FOR FUN Great 8 port. She Says, to Watch the Facea of Her Victims. When Gun Is Pointed at Them. Kansas City. A woman arrested at No. 118 Independence avenue Is be lieved by tbe police to be a bandit An Informer who caused tbe arrest quoted her aa follows: "Oh, It's lota and lots of fun. I put on men's clotbeb and go out and 'stick- up' people. It's great sport watching tbe funny faces they make when I shove a gun under their noses and teU tbem to stick their hands np or Ili perforate tbem. 1 like tha game." The prisoner Is twenty-eight years old. She gave ber name as Mrs. May Aubmann. Hears Ceremony Over Phone. Newark. O. When Arthur Zell of Rochester, N. Y., and Miss Aurella A. May of New York were married here the groom's father at Wayneavllle, O., 100 miles distant, heard the ceremony read over a special long distance tele phone. ords ahow none has ever performed a feat In any way similar to that cred ited to the English bird. Among Chicago's pigeon fanciers are many women. Mrs. Julia Banedt 1102 Webster avenue, last year offered a handsome loving cup for tbe winner in a 300-mile race for old birds, the course being from Bucklln, Mo., to Chicago. M. L. Simon's entry. Lady Banedt, won the cup from a field of 651 blrda, making an average of 1,357. 68 yards a minute. LEAGUE SELLS MANY EGGS Philadelphia Women's Body Meets Big Demsnd at 24 Cents Dozen War Against Merchanta. Philadelphia, Pa. One hundred acf fifty tbouaand dozen eggs were sold one day recently at stations In vart ous sections of tbe city by members of tbe Housekeepers' league In the first day of their campaign to break tbe corner which they assert bas been maintained by retail dealers. Eggs that have been selling for from IT cents to 49 cents a dozen were sold by tbe women 24 cents. Suc'j waa the demand at the 40 stations It op eration that only Inability to secure enough candlers prevented even a larger number being disposed ot. An extra force of candlers waa engaged to work all night to have a supply ready for the following day As a rule, tbe retailers maintained their former prices for eggs, Tbe wholesale price for "strictly fresh" eggs bas dvsnced here from Ss.2i), U S 0 a crate of 20 dajea, HELD UP III SENATE GREAT NUMBER OP PRS3IDEN TIAL NOMINATIONS ARi UNCONFIRMED. DEMOCRATS ARE MODERATE Probably Will Approve Taft's telee tlena for Offices In Republiean strongholds Wilson Doubtless Will Nams New Ambassador and Ministers. By GEORGE CLINTON. Washington. Leaders of all parties lay that never within their memory have there been so many presiden tial nominations held op In the senate as Is tbe case at the present time. It has happened that a great many vacancies lu the federal service, from the federal bench down to the small e; presidential postmastershlp, have occurred wltbttn the laat few months, and It la President Taft's duty to fill them. Naturally the Democrats, know ing that they will come Into power In all branches of the government In March, desire some of these places for their party members, and as a result It Is likely that a good many of the nominations will fall of confirmation, and an opportunity will be given to the Democratic president to name men of hla own liking for the places. It Is now apparent, however, that there will be no attempt of the Demo crats to bold up nominations for places In Republican strongholds, or for placea which have no preaent hold-over Incumbents In tbem. The party leaders say they do not believe In crippling the service in any way, and they admit "the presidential right" to name men for places where the Republicans have been and still are In control. The entire representation In the United States senate from the south Is Democratic, and at a conference of the Democratic senators called to con sider the patronage question It was agreed that the outgoing administra tion should not be permitted to All the offices In the southern states where the Republicans are In a hope- leas minority How Approval Is Withheld. Now it would seem that, the Repub licans still being In a majority In the senate, the president's present ap pointments might be confirmed, no matter what action tbe Democrats might choose to take, but methods are peculiar In the United States senate. Senatorial courtesy," ao called, takea cognizance of the objection of tbe two senators from any one state to the confirmation of any man appointed to federal office In that state. There Is another condition which wars against the senate's preaent ap proval of the prealdent's nominations, or at leaat of a good many of them. While the Republicans have a major ity In tbe senate, there are a good many Progressive-Republicans who have not acted with their party breth ren on any subject of moment for a long time. Tbe Progressive-Republicans have said that Mr. Taft has given all tbe offices x the other fac tion of the party, and that they do not care to countenance what they call unfairness by giving approvaKto prizes given where they should not be given. Diplomatic nominations probably will be confirmed at this session, for the reason that all such nominations can be revoked at the will of the president at any time. Thta means that President-elect Wilson, as soon as he comes Into office can request tbe resignation of all the higher diplo matic officers. Tbe resignations will be forthcoming at once. When March comes all the ambas sadors of the United States to foreign countries will tender their resigna tions In a body. Some ot tbe Imnls ters will not do so unless their resig nations are requested direct It la en tirely probable, however, that all tbe ministers will be Informed that tnelr resignations will be acceptable to tbe new administration. Income Tax Law Soonf It seems certain from preeent Indications that an Income tax law, which the Supreme court will not, because It cannot, declare uncon stitutional, will be passed by congress and signed by Woodrow Wilson be fore be leavea the White House In 1917. It seems to be ken for grant ed that Mr. Wilson will not seek a second term, and so the date of re tirement Is bere so fixed. A man may change his mind In four years, bow- ever, and tbe Influence of today may not be the Influence of tomorrow. Congress learned from the Supreme court that It did not have the author ity to enact a federal Income tax law. It was this knowledge that led to the proposal of. a simple amendment to the constitution giving tbe law-makers the power which they sought It la necessary that thirty-six states give their sanction to the amendment be fore It can become operative. Al ready tMrty-four states have passed affirmatively on the proposition. When two more of tbe states fall into line the national legislators can paas al most, any kind of an Income tax law that they choose. The middle west. Ohio. Indiana, Illi nois. Missouri. Iowa. Kansas and the other states which ordinarily are la the front rank of real progressive leg islation, have sanctioned income tax eglslatloa by tbe United States con gress. States wnicn nave rejected tne amendment are Utah. Rhode Island. New Hampshire and Connecticut In ten atatea no action on the trear tintnt rt has been taken. Mass achusetts has done nothing, and pos sibly, perhaps probably, tAe will not, a condition which is equally true of five of the other states la which noth- In has been done; but It la believed that Florida, New Jersey and West Virginia will take action through their legislatures during the coming winter. and that soon after the Democrats come Into possession of the adminis tration and both branches of congress. an Income tax law will be passed Democratto leaders In Washington admit that when the special session meets and they are certain that In come tax legislation can be enacted, they will breathe easier as to what may happen to the resources In case "the tariff for revenue only plan" Is put Into operation. When the ways and means committee waa discussing revenue questions In connection with the preparation of the tariff bills which Mr. Taft vetoed, it studied In come tax probabilities, and It was finally agreed that If a law putting such a tax Into operation could be passed. It would result In an Income to the government the first year of about 180.000.000. Income tag legislation has Inter ested congress In an academlo way for a good many of these latter years. Some of the constitutional lawyers of the house and senate have held that a law could be passed which would stand the test of the Supreme court constituted as was the one which about eighteen years ago declared such a law unconstitutional. This kind of taxation as a means of raising revenue and as a means al so of In part making the rich as It Is put "pay a fair share of the nation's expenses," has not been compelled wholly to depend upon Democratic support. A good many Republicans In the lower house have favored Income taxation and have not been afraid to say so. Taft's Plans for Future, What is President Taft going to do after he leaves office T It haa been reported and perhaps generally believed that he la to accept the Kent lectureship of law at hla alma mater, Yale university. The first report was that the Phelps fund which was given to endow the Kent professorship yielded an Income of $S,000 a year, but It has been found that the actual Income from It Is only a few hundreds of dollars, and there fore If the president Is to take ad vantage of the lectureship opportunity, the university must take some meat ures to make the compensation ade quate by providing funds from othet than foundation sources. The president. It Is said, would Uk nothing better than to get back to the practice of the law, but he hesitates to do this because of the embarrassment which frequently would come from pleading cases before Judges who hold their seats on the bench through his appointment. If tbe president should have a case before tbe Supreme court be would And himself confronted by several members of that high tribunal who owe their appointment to him, and, moreover, the chief Jus tlce owes to Mr. Taft his promotlot from an associate Justiceship to th highest place. ' First He Will Play Golf. What the president Intends te dc for a while, at any rate, can be told without much fear that tbe program li to be changed. Before entering boon an active career In the law or as an Instructor In It, the president Intends to go to Augusta, Ga., to stay for some weeks for a rest and for a chance to play golf without feeling that a host of people are waiting to see bim on official business and are waxing Indig nant because the game of golf ever was Invented to keep the chief mag istrate away from his office. After bis rest at Augusta. It Is the president's Intention to go to bla home In Cincinnati for a while and then to go to Beverly, Mass., for the aummer. Beverly is the place where the presi dent has apent his summer vacations for some time. It is entirely possible, In fact tentative plans already to th end bave been made, that. Mr. Taft next fall will go to Europe to travel and to take things much easier than be did the laat time he waa on the continent When be waa secretary ol war be made a rush trip from the fa! east on tbe Trans-Siberian railroad to Europe. ' It Is said that Mr. Taft has ex pressed a desire to see Europe In s leisurely manner, and after he hat dona this be will make up hla mind what he Is to do In the future. It li reported that he has a private lncomt of about $7,600 a year and that If a law professorship will yield hla I5.00C In addition he will feel that he bai plenty of money to live upon and to support his family In a manner that It la generally conceded a former prea Ident of the United Statea shouid live. Gossip About Patronage. In previous dispatches from Waah Ington the subject of the removal bj executive order of 28,000 postmaatert from minor offices from the patronag Hat was dlacuaaed. The Democrats be lleve that Woodrow Wilson when h becomes prealdenTwlll revoke the or der and will restore the postmaster ships to their previous statue. Thli question of patronage, although it In volves 26,000 small offices, Is not eon earning the party which soon will b completely dominant so much as do other and greater patronage matters. Mr. Wilson can change the status ol tbe postmasters by a stroke of tb pen, and If he does It ths offices af footed will be In a way under tbe eon. trol of tbe Democratic leadera In ths districts In which they are located. Other appointments which It will b within the power of. the president U make are those to greater offlcea an 4 concerning the Incumbents of wbioi the party leadera always are so. EVENTS 0F 1912 War between Turkey and the Balkan states. fllnklng of the Titanic, when 611 souls perished. Attempted assassination of Theodore Roosevelt Democratto victory In the United States and the election of Woodrow Wilson for presi dent Establishing of the Chinese republic Winning of the Nobel prize for surgical research by Dr. Alexis Carrell of the Rockefeller Institute. President Taft's veto of the tariff bills reducing the rates on wool, cotton and Iron. Also his veto of the farmers' free list bill. Canada's rejection of the reci procity agreement. Tbe assassination of Herman Rosenthal, a New York gam bler, at the Instigation of Police Lieutenant Charles A. Decker. Death of thirty airmen during the year, bringing the total up to 217. U. 8. Supreme Court decisions In the Union Paclflo merger and the anthracite coal trust cases. SENATOR DAVIS IS DEAD Passes Away Suddenly of Apoplexy at His Home In Little Rock Was Enemy of Plutocrats. Little Rock. .Ark., Jan. 4. United States Senator Jeff Davis of Arkan sas died on Friday ot apoplexy at his home In Little Rock. Tls term will not expire until 1917. He was elected to office when twenty-one, serving con tinually since that time. He was fifty-one years old. He served three terms as governor of Arkansas. Mr. Davis was one of the most spec tacular members of the United States senate. At all times an Inveterate enemy of "the plutocrats," he attract ed world-wide attention In the winter of 1910 in a speech opposing a bill to give a right of way through Arkansas for a gas pipe line. He waa proud of being known as a "trust-buster." . Senator Davis was born In Russell- vllle. Ark., May 6, 1862, and waa graduated from Vanderbllt university In 1884, being admitted to the bar the same year. He married Ina Mc- Kenzle In 1882. Three eons and four daughters were born to them. Two yeara after Mrs. Davis died be mar ried Miss Leila Carter, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Wallace A. Carter of Ozark, Ark. ! " NEWS FROM FAR AND NEAR , Washington. Jan. 4. Prealdent Taft sent to the senate the name of Henry S. Boutell ot Chicago., minister to Switzerland, for appointment to the United Sattes court of clalma. Mr. Boutell was a former member of con gress. The prealdent nominated Judge Fenton W. Booth for the nositlon of chief Justice, In place of Stanton J. Petlle. who retired. Cincinnati. Jan. 4. Harrr O. Ellard. better known to the literary world as the "Cowboy Poet." and tha "Poet Lariat," Is dead here In his fifty-fourth year, after a life apent in traveling about tbe world, during which time he wrote many Interesting and clever poema ana books. Washington. Jan. 3. Secretary of War Henry L. Stlmson has made a formal request that congress Immedi ately appropriate $100,000 for horses for all branches of the army. He stated that the service Is aerioualy hampered by lack ot mounts. Washington, Jan. S. Secretary of the Treaaury MacVeagh aent a letter to congreaa aaklng an appropriation of 126,000 to atamp out the opium evil. Concorn. N. H.. Jan. 8. Samuel n Felker, Democrat was chosen gover nor of New Hampshire by the legisla ture, which had been called on to choose an executive, as neither lead. lng candidate In laat November's elec tion bad received the necessary ma jority at the polls. Mr. Felker re ceived 222 votes to 1S1 for Franklin Worcester, the Republican candidate. BROKER KILLS WIFE AND SELF Henry C. Edey, Retired Trader, Com mits Murderous Deed at Long Island Home. Bellport. N. Y.. Jan. 4. Henry C. Edey, a wealthy retired Wall street broker, shot and killed his young wife In their home on Great South Bay and then committed suicide Thursday. Tbe murder and autclde followed by six weeka Mrs, Edey's reconciliation with her husband, whom sbe left last sum mer. Mr. Edey's bedroom, where the tragedy was staged, gave evidence of a violent struggle. Reswell Miller Found Dead. Now York. Jan. . Roswell Miller. chairman of the board of directors of the Chicago. Milwaukee at St. Paul Railway company, died suddenly ber Friday. Mr. Miller was found dead la bod at bla home by a servant Maniacs Kill During Fire Panic Elves. Portugal. Jan. . Ona narann waa killed and nine othara war mm. rarely hurt by a group of live terrified maniacs wno nan oeen releases by flraman from an Inaana aavlnm tinr which had caught fire Friday.