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GREAT LEVEES GO
WITH THE FLOOD
8IG LOSS OF LIFE AND PROP
ERTY REPORTEO ALONG
MISSISSIPPI RIVER.
Congress Has Tut War Department in
Complete Charge to Care for Home
less end Needy in Floeded Districts
—Supplies and Tents Given Out—
Men Hard at Work to Control Waters.
Washington.—The war department
will move as rapidly as possible to
take care of the homeless and needy
in the flooded districts. Brigadier Gen
era! Potta, at Chicago, temporarily com
manding the central division, will have
direct charge of the distribution of sup
lilies and tenta.
It was said that probably many com
punies of United States troops eventu
ally would have to be sent to the Mis
sippi valley to assist in the distribution
and to help preserve order. As quar
termaster's department officials of the
field call for troops they will be dis
patched in small detachments.
General Wood said the National Red
Cross intended to send scores of set
tlement workers into the flooded coun
try to help in caring for the homeless
and also to see that those able to work
do not impose on the government's
charity.
Two Serious Breaks.
Memphis.—Two more important Mis
sissippi river levees broke Saturday,
flooding a large area in addition to that
already inundated, bb the result of the
onrush of the ever-increasing volume
of water. The worst of these breaks
was at St. Claire, Ark., which let the
water into the St. Francis river and
back into tho Mississippi near Holena,
Ark. Great damage and much suffer
ing doubtless will result. The St. Claire
break already has inundated the 20
square miles near Marion.
Water from the Wyanoke break is
sweeping over a large, sparsely-settled
area.
The big levee at Golden Lake, Ark.,
break, is expected to go out any
minute.
For two days every available man
bas been helping in the hard fight
againBt the break, but it seemed they
bad lost, when a hurry call for 10,000
bags of sand was received. Transpor
tation conditions preclude sending the
sand soon. There probably will bo
little or no loss of life.
Crumbled Away.
Tho St. Claire levee simply crumbled
away. As the break was expected in
habitants had prepared for the flood.
The Wyunoke break was more sudden
and the breach is a mile wide.
At Roelfoot the greatest loss lias
been to live stock that could not be
moved rapidly, and when the lowland
dwellers were warned the leveo had
gone out. It is reported two children
were drowned by the rush of water,
but this could not be confirmed.
The situation at Iliskmnn, Ky., is
improved. Tho Mississippi fell eight
inches in 24 hours Saturday. Refugees
^iru arriving there from other places,
but provisions also are coming in regu
larly now, and there is no suffering.
BOBAH BILL IN DANGER.
Measure Favoring Homesteaders May
Yet Fail to Become Law
This Season.
"Washington.—The insistence of Sec
retary of the Interior Fisher before
tho houso and senate conferees on the
Borah homestead bill that conservation
amendments must go into the bill pre
vented an agreement and probably will
prevont the bill from ever becoming a
law.
The
house conferees stand out
against these amendments, which ap
ply to timber, power sites and min
eral lands, but the senate conferees
aupport Fisher. The secretary is de
termined to ha^e inserted in the bill
the Lenroot amendment, which was
opposed in tho house by Representative
La Follette, who declared that the in
terior department should determine the
value of public lands for timber, min
erals or power sites before allowing
entry instead of making withdrawals
after a settler had entered in good
faith and started his improvements.
Senator Borah also is opposed to these
amendments.
De La Barra Returns to Mexico.
Mexico City.—Francisco do la Barra
has arrived in the capital from his poli
tical mission abroad. The crowd in
cluded several hundred students
ing Mexican flags and headed by "a
brass band. De la Barra repeated his
declaration that his home
devoid of political significance.
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Got $26,000 Damages.
Sacramento.—John Bruce Fairbairn
has been awarded a $25,000 judgment
against the American River Electric
company for the loss of both legs and
arm as the result of an electric shook
from one of the high voltage wires of
the company.
Steal From Sleeping Babe.
San Francisco.—Two burglars en
tered the home of Frank M. Hall, an
insurance man, and stole two tiny gold
pins and chains from the persons of
Lis sleeping babies, and in addition to
the pins and chains the burglars ob
tained other property valued at $1500.
NORTHWEST NEWS NOTES
At Sandpoint, Sunday, fire broke out
in the old Rutheford building, in the
business section, doing great damage.
For the first time in the history of
the Episcopal church at Kellogg, Idaho,
a vested choir was seen at the service
Easter evening.
Stefan Weintz of Spokane has bought
000 acres of wheat land located 19 miles
southwest of Great Falls, Mont., from
A. Hill for $15,000.
Elijah Smith, a pioneer railroad
builder of the Pacific coast, died in
Portland Saturday at the age of 72, fol
lowing a general breakdown in health.
Tlios. Masterson, 35 years old, and
unmarried, from Hedgier, N. D., com
mitted suicide at the home of his sister,
Mrs. Lindsay, at Lewiston, Mont., by
sending a bullet through his brain.
Results in the election of school
trustees ut Bozeman, Mont., show Mrs.
J. N. Kelly to have been one of the
two elected. Mrs. Kelly will be the
first woman to serve on the board of
trustees of Bozeman.
With $5000 raised and prospects fa
vorable for getting the $15,000 more
which is required for the Clearwater
bridge fund, the bond issue election
at Lewiston will probably be held soon
er than was anticipated.
By the will of Mrs. Abbie C. Morri
son, who died recently in Spokane,
mother of Paul Clagstone, candidate
for governor of Idaho, and live stock
man, her entire estate, estimated at
$117,000, is left to her son.
The large sawmill of the Lincoln
Lumber and Logging company, four
miles from Fortine, Mont., has been
opened, with Manager C. B. Roberts in
charge. The company owns some 7,000,
000 feet of timber in the neighborhood.
The flood situation at Glasgow, Mont.,
continues to grow more serious. Milk
river at that point recently rose 18
inches since Saturday, and is still ris
ing about one inch an hour. Houses
tu the extreme south side of the city
ire in four feet of water.
For the first time in the history of
Idaho the American flag was used in
naturalization proceedings at Wallace
Saturday. The emblem was placed
over the front of the judge's bench,
«id was pointed to and referred to
hiring the course of each of a large
lumber of examinations.
At Echo, Ore., sixty thousand sheep
will be sheared within the next three
weeks. The shearing plant, consisting
of 25 machines run by a gasoline engine
md operated by 25 men, will begin
work under the management of Jake
iVatenburger, at the shearing station
seven miles south of town. The aver
se clip per man per day is 100 sheep.
Judge E. C. Steele has overruled the
demurrer of the defendant in the case
of Charles Sullivan versus John Sulli
,an in the Moscow $20,000 damage case
arising from the Latah county district
court. The parties are brothers and
1 lie plaintiff is suing to recover dam
ages for alleged alienation of the af
fections of the plaintiff's wife by the
defendant.
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Tlie network of evidence daily is be
ng drawn more tightly about John Rob
erts, who is in' custody charged with
:he ullegod murder of George Hastings
md Donald Stewart, automobilists, on
ho White Houso road recently near
Portland.
Seven persons positively
dentified Roberts as the man they saw
loitering in the vicinity of the spot
where the tragedy occurred.
It is reported that under Boise 's new
iommission form of government an ef
fort will be made practically to put the
saloons out of business through an
uitiative vote on a proposed regulative
ordinance. It will provide for only
sight saloons in the city, with an an
nual city license of $4000, nil to open
nt 7 a. m. and close at 9 p. m. At pres
snt there are 22 saloons here paying a
city license of $1200 a year.
Announcement has been made that
the Kendrick (Idaho) State bank will
be reopened for business under new
management this week. The bank was
closed several months ago by the state
bank examiner and a reorganization
has been effected by the depositors
and stockholders. The officers of the
new bank are: Martin V. Thomas,
president; Claus Eichner, vice presi
dent; N. Brooke, James Galloway, J.
Langdon, S. P. Callison and R. H. Por
ter, directors.
The Latah county (Idaho) Sunday
school convention recently elected the
following officers: M. A. Duthie of
Troy, president, and E. D. Wilkins of
Potlatch, vice president; Mrs. J. J.
Headrick of Moscow, secretary-treas
urer. District superintendents: Ele
mentary, Constance Xole of Troy; the
'teen age, Mrs. C. W. Jessup of Julia
etta; adult, the Rev. D. M. Hand of
Moscow; home, Mrs. Henry Allen of
Princeton; missionary, Mrs. D. M. Rae
of Moscow; temperance, Will F. Mor
garidge of Moscow; teacher training,
Mrs. John Hall of Genesee.
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Strikers' Children to Parade.
Passaic, N. J.—Arrangements are be
ing made to send to New York more
than 1000 children of the 3000 opera
tives now on strike for union recogni
tion. higher wages and shorter hours
in tho textile mills, according to an
nouncement by strike leaders here.
First Alaska Mail May 1.
Seattle.—Announcement is made at
the postoffice that the first mail for
Nome, Alaska, will be shipped from
Seattle on the revenuo cutter Bear,
sailing May 1.
THE FLOOD LOSSES
OVER $10,000,000
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THIRTY THOUSAND [PERSONS
HOMELESS—2000 SQUARE
MILES INUNDATEO.
Hundreds of People Are Marooned on
Housetops, in Trees, and Anchored on
Bafts—Cairo, Illinois, An Island City
for Many Days—Livestock perished
and Railroad Service Demoralized.
Cairo, 111.—Cairo is an island city,
surrounded by water, the crest of which
is one foot higher than the average
level of the city. In many places this
water stands 20 feet higher than the
streets.
With a bright sun after the severe
rain and windstorm Saturday night,
hope returned to the fighting levee pro
tectors. For the first time in a week
the workers had a rest, although the
watchfulness along the levee was not
relaxed.
Two thousand levee workers were
scattered about the great levees at sun
down to renew their patrol.
Generous donations from all parts of
Kentucky are being sent to Hickman
to aid the 3500 flood refugees who have
straggled into that city.
A large number of steamboats are
plying between this city and flooded
towns below in search of stock, which
is being landed on the hills near Wick
liffe, Ky. Express companies are car
rying supplies to refugee free of charge.
Several thousand acres of wheat are
under water in Mississippi county, Mis
souri. Many thousand dollars' worth
of stock have perished and farmers are
living in their attics.
For four days Cairo has been an
island city. When the levees protect
ing the drainage district went out, April
4, all railroad communication was stop
ped, and the only entrance to the city
now is by boat from Mounds, nine miles
away.
Five Feet of Water at Depot.
Mounds nominally is an inland town
three miles from the Ohio liver, but
now there is water five feet deep at
the Big Four depot.
Almost $300,000 has been used fight
ing the flood at Cairo and in the drain
age district. Five thousand or more
men have been paid an averago of $1.50
a week for more than a week.
Three Levees at Cairo.
Cairo is protected by three main
levees and several small ones. There
is a 56 foot stono wall and embank
ment on the Ohio kept up by tho Ill
inois Central railroad, a 50-foot levee
on the Mississippi side maintained by
the Mobile & Ohio and the Big Four,
and a third levee 83 feet high separ
ates the city from the drainage district.
The third levee is the approach to the
Illinois Central bridge, and is kept up
by tlireo railroads. Tho levees belong
to tho city, but were built and are main
tained by the railroads.
There are few women and children
left in Cairo.
Water is pouring into Arkausas
through threo new breaks in tlio leveo
south of Memphis. These gave way
Sunday, and several hundred miles are
subject to flooding.
Railroad traffic virtually is paralyz
ed. Hundreds of persons are marooned
on housetops, in trees and on anchored
rafts.
Thirty thousand persons homeless;
two thousand square miles of country
inundated; thirty persons drowned, and
a financial loss of $10,000,000 consti
tute the result of a two weeks' flood in
the Mississippi valley. These figures
were arrived at by government engi
neers and officials of the state levee
boards engaged in battling the ravaging
sweep of the Mississippi river from
points in Illinois to threatened places
in Mississippi and Arkansas.
NEW OFFICERS OF
TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION
Inland Empire Chose Spokane as Next
Meeting Place.
The following new officers were
elected at the morning session of the
Inland Empire Teachers' association:
President, Bruce M. Watson of Spo
kane, city superintendent of schools.
First vice president, W. T. Harmon,
Missoula, superintendent of public in
struction of Montana.
Second vice president, L. R. Alder
man, superintendent of public instruc
tion of Oregon.
Third vice president, Earl S. Woo
ster, Lewiston, of the State Normal
school.
Treasurer, J. V. Buchanan, Cheney
Normal school.
Executive committee,
Hargreaves, principal of the North Cen
tral high school, of Spokane; A. L.
Brown, superintendent of the Wen
atchee schools; J. H. Ackerman, prin
cipal of the State Normal school at
Monmouth, Ore.
Chairman Richard T. Hargreaves of
the executive committee announces the
selection of Spokane ns the meeting
place of the 1913 convention.
Richard T.
Carmen Stay Out on Strike.
Sedalia, Mo.—After a two «lavs'
conference tlie striking carmen former
ly employed in the Missouri, Kansas &
Texas railroad shops here, decided not
to call off the strike and declined pro
positions of re employment.
WASHINGTON STATE
The convention of the Western Fuel
association will be held in Spokane in
June.
State Senator Peter Jensen of Ta
coma has applied for membership in the
socialist party.
After April 1 saloons must leave cor
ners and occupy less conspicuous spots
in the business district of Seattle.
Faster Sunday saw the sudden deaths
of two pioneers, both widely known in
Spokane, A. S. Salnave and P. T. Cedar
bolm.
Elizabeth Kellmer, who took chloro
form at Coulee City last week during
a fit of despondency, resided in Spo
kane nearly all of her life.
George Crawford of Davenport has
sold to J. A. Anderson of Spokane 480
acres of land northwest of Davenport
for $19,200, or $40 an acre.
One hundred and fifty health officers
representing state, county and city
boards of health in the state of Wash
ington met last Monday morning in
Seattle for their annual convention.
A school for farm boys will be held
at the Spokane Interstate fair Septem
ber 30 to October 6 under the auspices
of the Washington State college and
the superintendence of Professor R. C.
Ashby.
Leonard Smith, a large farmer, living
east of Ritzville, says he never had a
better prospect for wheat than now.
His farm consists of about 1200 acres
of winter wheat and 200 acres of
spring grain.
"One Catholic priest at $25 a year,''
is the lowest salary of any of the 546
positions in state institutions covered
by the payroll for the year beginning
April 1 this year, as just announced
by the state board of control.
By a deed recorded at the auditor's
office Julius C. Johnson, cashier of the
Almira State bank, became owner of
section 4, township 27, range 31, 10
miles north of Almira, for which he
paid W. B. Tompers and wife $32,000.
Captain John Truebridge, commander
of the steamer Elihu Tomson of the Pa
cific Cold Storage company's fleet, died
recently in Seattle. Captain True
bridge brought the steamship Minne
sota to the Pacific on her maiden voy
age, and was one of the most widely
known mariners of the North Pacific.
Clarence Dayton Hillman, the mil
lionaire Seattle real estate dealer sen
tenced to the federal penitentiary for
using the mails to defraud, begged the
federal court of appeals in Portland to
give him a stay of 30 days, in order
that he might set lys vast business af
fairs in order before entering Mc
Neil's island penitentiary. The court
refused.
Revival of the big irrigation and or
chard planting project at Wahluke,
which, after it had been capitalized
for more than $5,000,000, weut bank
rupt last month, the failure being fol
lowed by the arrest of all the promoters
who could bo found by the federal au
thorities, has been started by J. H. Fox,
Spokane contractor, who was author
ized by the federal court to undertake
the task.
The Rev. Harry Ferguson, mayor of
Hoquiam, has written a sharp letter
to the citizens' committee, which or
dered him to resign under penalty of
being recalled because of his sympathy
with the sawmill strikers. The mayor
takes the committee and the mill offi
cials to task for usurping his powers.
He says the mill managers could have
settled the strike three months ago had
they been willing to give the working
men fair living wages. The recent in
crease from $1.80 to $2 per day to $2.25,
which was adopted by the mills, was
the best evidence that the employers
could have averted the trouble, the
mayor says.
Towns in Chelan county are prepar
ing for improvement this year which
will lead to better Banitary conditions
and better streets. Leavenworth is
taking up the paving of the main busi
ness street. At Cashmere 3000 feet of
sewer will be laid this summer and bids
for the work will be opened April 22.
The town of Chelan is profiting by the
large amount of development work go
ing on in that section. The building
of the Wenatchee-Oroville branch of
the Great Northern is the chief cause
of improvements in this section and
will cause an expenditure of many
thousands of dollars this season in de
velopment work.
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FLOODS IN NORTH DAKOTA.
Oreat Damage Done to Stock and
Property.
Williston, N. D.—Flood conditions
were much relieved Saturday, but Mon
day the water was still at the highest
point ever registered here. It was
26 feet, or two feet above the flood
stage. Thousands of acres of bottom
lands are inundated and many horses
and cattle have been drowned, caught
in the fences like flBh in a nqt. The
loss of live stock and damage to farm
buildings and fields can not be closely
estimated, but in this county, Williams,
and- the county opposite, McKenzie, it
will easily reach $50,000. This loss
will be offset in part by benefits from
the flooding Of the benches. The re
ported loss of life can not be confirmed
and it is believed that all in this vicin
ity have escaped. Several Indians
have been drowned on the Fort Peck
reservation in Montana. The Missouri
is now entirely free from ice.
Roosovelt Wins in Missouri.
Jefferson City, Mo.—Roosevelt car
ried 13 Missouri counties Saturday and
Taft 2.
ATLANTIC STEAMER
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ONTARIO/' WITH 90 PEOPLE
ABOARD PUT TO SHORE
DURING STORM.
On Way Prom Baltimore to Boston—
Ship Soon Enveloped in Flames—Was
Beached Near Montank Point—Life
Savers at That Point Beady for Ac
tion—Tugs Close at Hand.
Newport, R. I.—While between Mon
tauk point apd Block island, on her
way from Baltimore to Boston, Suiday
morning the steamship Ontario of the
Merchants & Miners' Transportation
company, with 90 passengers, sent out
a call for help, reporting a serious fire
in the after-hold.
The first message was picked up at
the Point Judith wireless station.
Efforts were being made, it was said,
to reach Montauk point to beach the
steamer.
The naval wireless station sent out
the "S. O. S.'' call, asking all steamers
near Montauk point to go to the
sistance of the Ontario. The naval
tion also took steps to send the rev
cutter Acushnet, at Woods Hole, to the
steamer's assistance.
Tugs also started from New London.
Soon afterward the Watch Hill life
ing crew also started in a bog power
boat.
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Meanwhile the Ontario, under its
own steam, reached Montauk point
is beached about a mile and a half
of the life-saving station there,
savers went out with a breeches
ready to take off passengers and
bers of the crew, if necessary. A strong
sea is running.
The passengers were landed
beach after a battle with the
None were hurt, although most of
were drenched, according to a wifeless
message.
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Soon after the passengers
quit the vessel, the flames reached a
point barely 15 feet away from the
wireless room, and it is doubtful if it
will be possible to continue serding
messages many minutes.
The wrecking tug Tasco, from New
London, is near the scene,
equipped with wireless.
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REAL SPORTING NEWS
Vean Gregg, now with Cleveland,
gets a salary of $3300, regardlosi of
games won or lost. If he wins 25 games
over ho gets an additional $150).
Joe Rivers has formally announced
himself as a world's lightweight cham
pionship candidate. He stands read
box Ad Wolgast on July 4 for the 133
pound title.
The Paris Matin plans to organize
a flying race for aviators of ali
tions between Peking and Paris. The
distance between the two cities is 7500
miles. The route proposed is one laid
out by Prince Borghese in a motor car
in 1907.
Mabel Graves Rodgers, widow of
braith P. Rodgers, the aviator
lost his life at Los Angeles recently,
filed a petition for the administntion
of her husband's estate. Rodgers left
an estate valued at $20,000, but left
no will.
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The following is the official baseball
schedule of the Northwestern league at
Spokane:
Victoria—April 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21.
Vancouver—April 22, 23, 24, 24, 26,
27, 28.
Tacoma—April 29, 30, May 1, 2, 3,
June
4, 8.
Seattle—May 27, 28, 29, 30, 31,
Portland—June 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
18, 16.
Taeoma—July, 2, 3, 4, 4, 8, 6, 7.
Victoria—July 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, U, 14.
Portland—July IS, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20,
1 , 2 .
11 .
Vancouver—July 28, 29, 30, 31,
1, 2, 3, 4.
Portland—Aug. 12, 13, 14, 15, ill, 17,
Aug.
18.
Seattle—Aug. 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, ^4, 25.
Victoria—Sept. 1, 2, 3,' 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.
Tacoma—Sept. 16, 17, 18, 19, 29, 21,
22 .
Victoria—August 26, 27, 28.
Portland—September 9, 10, 11, 12,
13, 14, IS.
Vancouver—September 23, 24, 25, 26,
27, 28.
SIXTEEN SONS TO NATION.
Mother of 33 Now Seeks a Pension of
$100—Is 114 Years Old.
Washington.—Representative Fiancis
of Ohio has asked the house committee
on invalid pensions to consider immedi
ately a bill granting a pension of $100
a month to Mrs. Sarah Brandon, who
furnished 16 sons to fight for the Union
during the civil war.
Mrs. Brandon, who lives at Jscobs
burg, Ohio, is said to be 114 years old.
She hns been married twice ant has
bad 33 children.
Buef to TeU All.
San Francisco.—Abraham Ruef, con
victed political boss of San Francisco,
now serving a sentence of 14 years in
Snn Quentin, has begun n sorics of
newspaper articles which, he declares,
will constitute a complete expose of
the men accused with him in the graft
prosecutions, but not convicted.
SLEUTH HAS VERY HARD JOB
la Going to Ask the Legislature to
Paaa New Law Making Burglary
Capital Offense,
Policeman McCarthy of the Unlou
Market station, saw three men loiter
ing In the vicinity of Goldstein ft
MUllnger's Jewelry store on the East
side at three o'clock In the morning.
''Aha!" he says, "I'll sleuth some."
And he did. He hid tn a doorway.
Soon he saw two of the men boost the
third over the front transom.
"Aha!" says he, "I'll pinch 'em."
But he didn't The two fled, leaving
the third inside the store, making a
most careful Inventory of the stock,
aa Js done by all burglars in the best
sets.
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"Come out'r there!" ordered McCar
thy, but the burglar merely hoisted
his hand to a position at right angles
with his face, placed his thumb
against his nose, and wiggled hla dex
ter fingers—a moat uncompromising
—position.
"Come In and get me, yer big stiff,"
he finally muttered.
"That I will, me bucko, and 'twill
be no ladylike reception you'll re
ceive when I make your acquaint
ance," muttered McCarthy. The rob
ber's fingers continued to sway back
and forth. ;
McCarthy got a box and tried to
over. He couldn't reach the
The robber advised him
to get a ladder. So McCarthy got a
barrel and put his box on top of It.
Thus he managed to reach the tran
som. The burglar encouraged him.
"You're doing fine, you big stiff," he
remarked.
"You'll be doing finer when I reach
reach you," puffed McCarthy. Thea
he tried to wriggle In, as the bur
glar had done. The robber was vol
uble with advice. ''Move a little to
the left, fatty," he jeered. ''Keep on
coming, or wait until I get some
grease and oil your aides."
Thus encouraged, McCarthy oame
through until he was amldshlp—and
then he stuck, for no human being
ever said McCarthy was sylphllke.
The robber got busy. He collected
nice little missiles (like lumps of
coal) and bombarded the wedged-in
McCarthy.
"Come on; yer doin' fine," he
Jeered.
There was a supreme effort, and
with a mighty "Oof!" McCarthy wrig
gled through and, like a ton of bricks,
landed upon the little robber.
Charles Schwartz, muchly battered.
Is held on a burglary charge, and Mc
Carthy is going to ask the legislature
to pass a law so he can be sent to
the electric chair.—Pittsburg Dis
patch.
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transom.
Unreasonable Woman.
Although much has been said and
written on the subject, we do not yet
realize how desperately lonely a wom
an can be In a thinly settled farming
community. Probably no one can ever
realize It except the woman herself.
They had taken Seth Hodgkins'
wife to the state insane asylum. The
day after she left him, Seth—who had
been a good husband to her from the
date of her tin-wedding anniversary
to the date of her silver-wedding, and
through all the intervening anniver
saries—which there had been no par
ties to celebrate—received a visit of
condolence from his nearest neighbor,
two miles away.
Seth turned from a sink piled high
with dirty dishes, to clear a chair for
his guest.
"I shall have to hire more help. It
seems as if she had been gone a
year," he said.
"I always supposed that Harriet en
joyed good health," said the sym
pathizing friend.
Harriet Hodgkins' husband looked in
dazed and futile inquiry from the
sprawly pattern on the bright new oil
cloth that she had bought with the
carefully saved egg-money to the view
from the kitchen window, a wide,
snowy field, some tall, funereal ever
green-trees and a patch of darkening
sky. The kitchen did not face the
road.
"I cannot understand," he said,
"what ailed Harriet. She has hardly
been out of this kitchen for fifteen
years."—Youth's Companion.
Her Personal Plate.
A young girl who has a great many
valuable email belongings and never
loses any of them, saya that It la
solely because of ber plan of marking
everything distinctly with her full
name and town and country address.
For her parasols and umbrellas ah*
has a set of small sliver plates of ob
long shape and with screw equipped
ends, which are readily detached from
a handle and put upon another one.
Her golf sticks, tennis racquets, hand
luggage and the valuable collars which
her dogs wear are marked in the
same manner and on all of her toilet
articles she has plate markings which
cannot be obliterated or easily
wrenched off.
The first cost of these plates waa
not very great, although all are of
solid silver, and they were accumu
lated so gradually that the money was
not missed from her allowance.
How It Turned Out.
"I told that dub he was foolish to
be courting so many girls."
"How did It turn out?"
"As you might expect. His expenses
were so heavy that he got behind with
his board and had to marry his land
lady."
That Is Natural.
Mrs. Townsley—So Hiram Sharp's
girl Effle has becomo a music teacher.
Hepzlbah—Yes;
Sharp.
call her Eff
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