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DEATH IN CYCLONE < NEW CAMBB1A, MISSOURI, WAS DAMAGED TO EXTENT OF $10,000 OR MORE. l Storms onj Lake Shore at Cleveland Öreat Damage Reported From Montana Points—North Dakota Also Gets Touch of Snow and Wind— FI oo and 1 Again Expected. St. Joseph, Mo.—The Burlington rail road offices in this city report that New Cambria, Mo., was swept by a cyclone. All wires are down lacking. A long-distance telephone message from Brookfield, 10 miles from New Cambria, aud details are corroborated the report of a Beyond that place the wires The dispatcher's office at tornado, are dovjn. Brookfield said a number of houses were blown down. New ICambria has a population of 400. Several persons were injured. The estimated damage is $10,000. Tidal Wave Reported. Cleveland, Ohio.—Various ports re ported that an immense tidal swept the southern shore of Lake Erie. At Ashtabula the steamer Sarah, of Duluth, I was separated from her ings an niacher,j the largest freighter on the lakes, light ubper works, jured. wave moor thrown against the Schoon mashing the Schoonmacher's No one was in n and Snow at Billings. Billinbs,- Mont.—Rain and snow fell intermittently here, and the country is receiving a thorough soaking. Heavy Snow Near Chinook. Chinook, Mont.—A severe snowstorm raged lp\k r northern Montana Satur- day. - At I of sno' irt Benton, Mont., four inches fell. • Stiff Wind Blows. Glasgow, Mont.—A stiff wind aud a heavy snow Saturday swept Valley county aud extended into North Da- kota. WOOL FREIGHT RATES REDUCED Interstate Commerce Commission Makes Radical Changes. Washington.—Radical reductions in freight I rates on wool, both in sacks and in Ibales, transported from western points iflf Oregon to eastern destina tions ate now prescribed by the inter state Commerce commission. The opinion holds the present rate of $1.15 a hundred pounds of wool in sacks from Colorado common points to St. Louis should not .exceed 80 cents at from points west of Chey enne, Wyo., on the Union Pacific and Trinidad, Col., on the Santa Ee, the rate to St. Louis might be 2 cents higher for each additional 20 miles. On thé Denver & Rio Grande a rate of 90 cents is authorized from the first station west of Pueblo, with a similar 2-cent increase from points further west. Concerning the rates to be applied through shipments from western points ,to Boston and New York Chair man Urouty Baid they should be con structed "by adding, to the rates pre scribed to St. Louis, in case, of sacked wool, 52 cents to Boston and 48 cents and th on to New York; in case of baled wool, 47 cchts to Boston and 43 cents to New York. In tjhe judgment of the commission transmit privileges should be allowed at intermediate points on- a direct .line by payment of 2Y 3 cent's a hundred on condition the shipments originated west cf the Mississippi river. In certain instances the commission permits carriers to exact a higher rate for a short than for a long haul. The carriers are expected to conform to the commission's suggestions by May 1. If by that time they have not .con formed n definite order will be issued. KNOX IS NEAR HOME. Secret r y Sails From Havana Well Pleased With His Trip. Havana.—Tho American secretary of state sailed Saturday for home, well satisfied, lio said, with his diplomatie mission to the Central American repub lics n4d the countries in tbo Caribbean sea. "It was hardly to be expected," r. Knox, "that we could visit so mnhy countries where there are fac tional political disputes without being made the target of some factional feel . put with the exception of a few hostilii expressions to which I attach no griat significance, wo wore honored with 4nly tho most cordial receptions." American Boy War Hero. Kansas City.—Tracy Richardson, a Kansas City boy, though shot through tho lungs by federal bullets at the bat tle of Jimiuez, won the day for the rebel forces uuder General Orozco, when he climbed back into the saddle of his machine gun and swept the government trenches. Under cover of the fire the insurrecto cavalry charged, routing the enemy. said in g Militia to Get Pistols. Washington—Secretary of War Stim ill soon begin distributing to the son national guard of the country the new automatic pistol adopted för the Tegular army to displace the revolver. I NORTHWEST NEWS NOTES At Yalier, Mont., Dr. C. V. Burke dropped dead in his office recently. An entire new lighting system for Wardner and Kellogg, Idaho, has been proposed. At Butte, Mont., recently M. Adams, aged 00, a mine watchman, was killed by a train. The funeral of W. II. Johnson, who committed suicide near Medimont, was held recently at Coeur d'Alene. By a decision of two to one Flathead county high school lost to Fergus in the interdistrict debate of the Montana state series. Montana pharmacists found guilty of illegally selling drugs and narcotics will have their licenses revoked by the state board of pharmacy. In a fire which destrôyed the City hotel at Canby, Ore., E. Kosencrans, aged 80, a wealthy farmer, was over come by smoke and burned to death. Chief of Police Jerry Murphy of Butte was shot at recently by I. W. Moore, who had recently been released from the insane asylum at Weiser, Ida. The Nelson firebug, after a few weeks' inactivity, resumed work Sat urday, when two fires broke out at an early hour, doing considerable damage. Three armed men entered the branch bank at Lumby, near Vernon, B. C., recently and attempted to hold up the clerks: The police captured the bandits. While cooking his supper in his cabin near Clarks Fork, Idaho, William Cor coran was severely injured by the ex plosion of nitroglycerin placed in the stove oven during the afternoon. The comptroller of the currency has authorized payment of a second divi dend of 10 per cent to creditors of the First National bank at Salmon, Idaho, wliioh closed its doors June 8, 1911. Federal Judge George M. Bouruin, at Ileleua, has revoked the commission of C. E. Biggs as United States commis sioner at Chester on the ground that Biggs had made overcharges of fees. While working his 13th shift in the employ of the Snowstorm Mining com pany, Andrew Don ville, a carpenter, fell from the roof of a new mill, near Wallace, and was probably fatally in jured. At San Francisco Elmer Schmidt, who says that he is a . mechanic, was ar rested recently on a fugitive from" just ice warrant from Salt Lake. He is ac cused of the murder of Maria Groff in that city. At Wallace, Idaho, Frank Callahan, claiming to be a state pure food inspec tor with headquarters at Boise, was ar rested after he had passed more than $75 worth of checks on a bank in which he apparently has no funds. The funeral of Mrs. .T. K. fjjr aged 70 years, the Spokane pioneM, was held Tuesday. Mrs. Hireen was born in Iowa City, Iowa. She crossed the plains with members of her family, set tling at Virginia City, Mont., in 1865. After deliberating four hours, the jury at Glendive decided that Max M. Leakey, twice tried for the murder of Frank Nelson at Wibaux in 1910, should not hand for the crime, bringing in a verdict of second degree murder. • The defense pleaded insafiity. will be pronounced this week. : , , All three county commissioners of Cascade, Mont., K. B. Mclver, Thomas Curry and Peter Johnson, resigned to day on account of the recent decision by the supreme court of Montana ti^the effect that county commissioners in this state are personally liable on account of damages sustained on account of the bad condition of county roads. One of the largest timber deals ever made in Idaho, involving one and a half billion feet, is being closed at Moscow, Idaho. Besides including the Ketten bach and Hester holdings, out of which grew the land litigation at Lewiston, it will represent sales by individuals of Moscow amounting to $100,000, and about the same amount to people ol Troy. L. M. Steelsmith, pioneer of Troy, and J. L. Naylor of Mobcow, aro gath ering options from individuals owning timber hnywhere between tho St. Maries river on tho north and the Salmon river on tho south, providing thoro is n good percontago of white pino. The options aro being taken by tho White Pino syndicate, u corpora tion said to have boon formed for this purpose, so us not to disclose the real purchasers. reen, Sentence • Madero Arms His Navy. Washington.—President Madero is arpiing his navy as well as his army with munitions of war purchased in this country undor exceptions to tho Ameri can proclamation forbidding the expor tation of war material to Mexico. Presi dent Taft has authorized tho Mexican government to export a large box of miscellaneous fittings for naval guns. Eastern Engineers to Strike. New York.—By a majority of moro than 23,000 out of 25,000 votes cast, locomotive engineers on 50 railroads east of Chicago and north of the Nor folk & Western have authorized a strike, should further negotiations with the railroads for increased pay fail. Makes Fortune Wheat Gambling. Chicago.—After years of bitter fight ing while awaiting favorable develop ments in the wheat market, Adolph J. Lichtstern now bids fair, according to reports, to reap $1,000,000 of profits from hiB manipulationofMaywheat. The knock that begets other knocks is the knock wiihin. FRUIT PRODUCERS PERFECT PLANS I FOUR NORTHWEST STATES IN NEW MARKETING SCHEME FOR THE FUTURE. It Has Taken Two Years of Hard Work and Study to Perfect the Scheme—Will Open Selling Branch at Spokane—North Yakima Growers Adopt New Rules for Grading Apples. Portland, Ore.—The most important meeting in the history of northwest fruitdom was consummated in this city as the result of u series of negotiations extending over a period of several weeks between representatives of tho cooperative movement and the officers of the Northwestern Fruit exchango, when tho latter organization was made the official marketing system for the fruit-growing interests of Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana and arrangements were perfected for tho opening of a joint office at Spokane. This comes as a very gratifying cul mination of the movement which began two years ago and has since been ex tensively discussed at three great hor ticultural meetings held at Portland, Prosser and Walla Walla, having for its subject the solving of the distri bution problem through a central sell ing agency. No subject has been moro prominent in the minds of the growers in the evolution of this movement. A committee of eleven representing every district of the northwest was appointed at the Walla Walla conference in Feb ruary, 1911, to perfect a plan of organi zation. Final Report Rendered. This committee concluded its Work and rendered a final report in Novem ber last, on the occasion of the Na tional Apple show at Spokane, which report embodied a perfect working plan for local and district organiza tion. The matter having been thus worked out, the necessity for an effec tive selling machino became the next and serious point for consideration. At this juncture the Rogue River Fruit and Produce association initiated a pro posal seeking to bring about ân affilia tion as a nucleus of the principal fruit raising districts in the northwest through a common selling agency. The morits of tho plan as proposed wero so logical and forpeful us to commend it to . the committee of l'l'as embracing the ideal principles of corelation be tween the grower and the seller. In behalf of the committee, H. W. Otis, its- .chairman, presented the so-called Rogue River plan to the Wàsïpngtoii State Horticultural association at it« annual convention in Clarkston, in January, Bince which time it has been the subject of wide discussion through out tho northwest. Negotiations End in Meeting. Negotiations between the coopera tive leaders, represented by H. W. Otis, A. P. Bateham and L. E. Meacham and the directors of the Northwestern Fruit Exchange, which was the selling organization proposed by the Rogue River plan followed, and resulted in Saturday's meeting. The efficiency of the Northwestern Fruit Exchange was established beyond question. North Yakima Rules. • North Yakima, Wash.—One feature of the rules for grade and pack adopted .by the committee of the Yakima Valley Fruit Growers' association is a prac tical reversal of the practice hereto fore in vogue in this valley as to the size of apples that may be packed in the different grades. In the past the rule has been that the lower the grade the smaller the apples admitted. Hereafter the asso ciation will permit smaller apples in the extra fancy than in tho fancy, and smaller in the fancy than in the choice. No count greater than 163 will be permitted in the latter. In the fancy grade no greater pack than 175 will be permitted, excepting in the caso of Winesaps or Missouri Pippins, which shall bo accepted up to and in cluding 200, while 225 Winesaps or Missouri Pippins can be packed for extra fancy, sizes of other vnrieties smaller than 200 to the box to be ex cluded. BIO FIRE AT OMAHA. Retail District Suffers a Loss Way Up in the Thousands. Omaha.—Tho worst firo that has visited Omaha's retail district for years started in the six-story building occu pied by a large department store. The building is located at the corner of Sixteenth and Farnum streets. That the loss will amount to several hun dred thousand dollars was indicated at 2 o'clock. The building wns valued at $100,000: The stocks of the tenants, worth probably $200,000 to $300,000, were destroyed. Turkey-Italy War to End. St. Petersburg.—It is officially an nounced that the powers have made pro posals of mediation to Constantinople, with a view to bringing to an end the war between Turkey and Italy Tripoli. over In southern Nevada is ah obelisk larger than Cleopatra's needle and older than any other similar statue in the world. San Diego's exposition will remove it for exhibition purposes in 19«.' . I LATE MARKET REPORTS Dispatches concerning market quota conditions and phases aro as fol tiens lows: Chicago. Chicago.—Wheat shot urday. May delivery 4 cents a bushel, to $1.10, and July more than 3 cents, to $1.06Vs. it was a crop scare market. There rapid reaction, however, to $1.07 for May and $1.051., for July.. steady to strong. Texas .steers, steers, and feeders, $4 nd heifers, $2.60@G.7; skyward Sat rose more than was a Cattle—Market $email@example.com; western Beer $firstname.lastname@example.org 6.85; stock cow $5.4 0(a) @6.60 ; calves, $5@8 Hogs—Market slow Light, $email@example.com; to 5c lower, mixed, $firstname.lastname@example.org; V, $email@example.com; rough, $firstname.lastname@example.org; $email@example.com; bulk of sales, $ h pigs .Sheep—Market steady. Native, $4.40 @6.50; western, $4.50@7; yearlings, $firstname.lastname@example.org; lambs, native, $email@example.com; western, $G.firstname.lastname@example.org. Portland. Wheat, track prices: Club, 95@9Ge; bluestom, 98c@$l; fortyfold, 95@96c; red Russian, 94c; valley, <J6c. Butter—City and country creamery extras, solid pack. 33 l-2c. Portland Union Stock Yards Co. ports as follows: Receipts for the past week have been as follows Cuttlu 1700; hogs, 1829; sheep, horses, 18. Tho general toue of the market on all classes of livestock has beeu strong, with a sharp advance in ail Steers brought 10c to 15c better than last week's best sales, one load of tops bringng $6.90. Cows and heifers were ill good demand at $5.85 for tho best. Dulls advanced about 50c per hundred, highest sale being at $5.50. Very few calves offering and those of inferior quality, though the best brought. $8.50. Hogs closed last Saturday at $7.50 and opened ou Monday at $8 to $8.05, at which figures they have remained during the week. Market is steady to strong at these quotations. Heavy hogs Bold as high as $7.50, with majority of sales around $7 to $7.25. Scarcity of mutton sheep continues; quite a bunch of spring lambs on tho market which brought from 8c to 10c a pound. The demand for this class of sheep is not very'large'and butchers aro well supplied at this writing. Mut ton sheep have advanced all round, ewes being quoted as hgh as 5c, year ling 6c, lambs with wool $0.75, weth ers $5.75 to $5.85. Tho, following Bales are representa tive: Twenty-five steers, $email@example.com; cows, $firstname.lastname@example.org; calves, $8.50; hogs, $email@example.com; lambs, $10. re calves, 10; 3017; gouts, 361; lines. San Francisco. Wheat—Shipping, $1.72 firstname.lastname@example.org. Barley—Food, $1.87 1 email@example.com; brew ing, nominal. Oats—Red, $1.87 firstname.lastname@example.orgç: $email@example.com; blnck, nominal. Millstuffs—Bran, $27@28; middlings, $33@35. Hay—Wheat, $14@21; wheat nnd oats, $firstname.lastname@example.org; alfalfa, $13@15. Butter—-Fancy creamery, 29c. Eggs—Store, 20c; fancy ranch, 21c. Cheese—fYoung Americas, 18@19c.' • New York. Bar silver, 55 5-8c. Mcxicari dollars, white, 47c. Standard copper quiet; spot and April, $1£.email@example.com. Custom house retutns show exports of 7563 tqns sq far this mqnth. Lake .capper, $firstname.lastname@example.org; elec trolytic, $16; casting, $15.50@1B,75. Lead—Quiet; $email@example.com, Spelter—Quiet; $firstname.lastname@example.org. Antimony—Quiet; Cookson's, $8. Liverpool. • • > ' Close—Wheat—May, 7s 113-8d; July, 7s 10 l-4d; October, 7s 6 5-8d. Weather cloudy. 1 Available Grain Supplies, Special cable and telegraphic com munications received by Bradstreet's show the following changes in avail able supplies as compared with previous account: ' Wheat—United States east of the Rockies, decreased 1,746,000 bushels; United States west of the Rockies, de creased 19,000 bushels; Canada de creased 211,000 bushels; total United States and Canada, decreased 1,986, 000 bushels. Afloat for and n Europe, increased 6,400,000 bushels; total, American and European supply, in creased 4,414.000 bushels. Corn—United States and Canada, de creased 1,395,000 bushels. Oats—United States and Canada, in creased 320,000 bushels. Spokane Prices to Producers. The following list may be taken as a fair standard of prices paid to pro ducers for the commodities named: Fruits and Vegetables — Potatoes, $1.50@$1.75 cwt.; horseradish, 10c lb.; cabbage, $1.75 cwt.; apples, $email@example.com box; Oregon yellow onions, $firstname.lastname@example.org cwt. Butter—Ranch, 20@21c lb. Eggs—Ranch, $6 case. Cheese—Wisconsin, 23e lb.; Hazel wood, 23VÛO lb.; domestic Swiss, 23c lb.; brick cream, 24c lb. Hay—Baled oat hay, $10 ton; wheat hay, $10 ton; alfalfa, $10 ton; tim othy, No. 1, $14 ton. Grain—Oats, $1.50 cwt.; barley, $1.50 cwt,; wheat, $1.30 ewt. (Hay and feed prices are f. o. b. cars, Spokane.) Poultry—Live hens, 14c lh.; dressed, 16c lb.; old roosters, 10c lb.; dressed, HV4c lb.; live ducks and geese, -4c lb.; dressed, 16c lb.; live turkeys, 18c lb.; dressed, 20c lb. Pacific Northwest Wheat. Seattle.—Bluestem, $1.01; fortyfold, 97c; club, 96V&C; fife, 96V(.c; red Rus sian, 95c. Tacoma.—Bluestem, 98@$1.01; for tyfold 94c; club, 93c; rod Russian, 91c. Portland.—Track prices: Club, 97@ 98c; bluestem, $1; fortyfold, 97@98c; red Russian, 95c; valley, 98c. Davenport.—Bluestem, 85c; club, 81c. Ritzville.—Bluestem, 85e; fife, 82c. Colfax.—Red Russian, 80c; club, 81c; fortyfold, 82c; bluestom, 84c. $1.30. barley, $1.70. Odessa, Jones' fife, 85c. Oats, Barley—Feed, $1.40; brewing Wash. — Bluestem, 88c; PENNSYLVANIA IS FOR ROOSEVELT PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS IN LANDSLIDE FOR HIM ANO W. WILSON. Taft Forces Aro Bewildered Over Their Defeat—Wilson Gets Solid Demo cratic Delegation to National Conven tion—John Dalzell Renominated for Congress by Small Margin. Philadelphia.—The primary election in Pennsylvania resulted iu a landslide for Roosevelt. As the returns continue to eomo in the victory for the Roose velt adherents becomes more complete. Of the 64 delegates elected iu the 32 districts fully 50 nro pledged to volo for Roosevelt. Added to this is the probability that the republican state convention, which will choose 12 dele gates at. largo to the national conven tion, will be controlled by the auti-Taft element, insuring at least 62 delegates lor Roosevelt from this state. Stunned by Defeat. The republican organization leaders are stunned by the overwhelming de feat of the Taft candidates and have nothing to suy regarding the result. Wilson Victory. With the exception of one or two districts in the state, Woodrow Wilson will have a solid delegation from Penn sylvania to the democratic national convention. in this city Taft got seven of the 12 national delegates. Reuben O. Moon, who has been a leader on the republic can side of congress for several ses sions, was defeated decisively for re nomination. llis successful opponent is George W. Edmonds, republican Key stone candidate. Representative Michael Donohoe, democrat, accomplished the remarkable feat of winning the republican as well as the democratic and Keystone nomi- nations in the Fifth Philadelphia dis- trict. This district is largely peopled by workingmen. Pittsburg for Roosevelt. Returhs received indicate that tho Roosevelt delegates iu Allegheny couu •ty, including Pittsburg, to the Chicago convention, had been elected. John Dhlzoll appears to have been renominated for congress iii the Thir tieth -district by u small margin, but the nomination of Dr. A. J. Burchfield in tho Thirty-second is in doubt. A later report Bays a progressive beat Dalzell. WASHINGTON STATE NOTES. The Open Rivet-' convention hold at Pasco was an immense success. Tho joint precinct primary to elect delegates to the King county republican nnd democratic conventions will be held April 27. Reilly Atkinson, of Boise, Idaho, will ■ b(j the new- secretary of the Spokane chamber of commerce, succeeding R. J. Maclean, resigned. Congress passed a bill authorizing the war department to lend tents for the state Grand Army encampment at Pull man, Wash., in June. The seventh annual music festival of the state college,' May 2 and 3 will, in many respects, be the most interesting event qf tho kind ever held at tho col lege. ' The Rudkin dairy, three miles south of North Yakima, burned Monday night. The buildings were worth $12, 000 . A small quantity of hay burned, but the cows and dairy machinery were all saved. The origin is unknown. Tho state supreme court has sustain ed the lower court which imposed a fine of $1000 against the Great Northern railroad for failure to construct the station at Chattaroy within the time ordered by tho state railroad commis sion. After moro than 20 years of fighting for fair freight rates, Spokane is to taste the fruits of victory. The inter state commerce commission, through its chairman, C. A. Prouty, has voluntarily offered to put into effect immediately the rates provided in the tentative de cision of 1910. Bees Shipped Back to Utah. Riverside, Cal.—Twenty carloads of bees, which have been wintering in southern California, aro soon to be shipped back to Utah, the shipment greatly augmented in bers and in excellent honey-producing condition because of the winter's feast ing ou orange blossoms. The experiment of original mun bringing bees from Utah to southern California for the winter was inaugurated four years ago and has been successful. Upon their roturn to Utah the bees substi tute white sago and alfalfa for the orange blossoms. Road Repair Decision. Olympia, April I'd.—In a Skagit coun ty case today tho state supreme court ruled a county can not issue its general obligations to pay tho expense of repair of highways. One of the most beautiful architec tural features of San Diego's exposi tion Will be a huge bridge across Cabrillo Canyon connecting the city proper with the exposition city. SOMETHING OF A NUISANCE Mr. Fatherly Comes to the Front With Some Remarks About Mamma's New Footstool. "The only Christmas gift whose presence In the house I regret," said Mr. Fatherly, "Is a footstool which our girls gave to mamma. "Mother Is not an old lady, but the girls thought It would be nice for her to have something to put her feet up on and thon I think that as a sort of subsidiary idea they had a fancy that It would look well in the house. "I am not familiar with footstool architecture and so 1 don't know of Just what design this one Is, whether It's a Louts XIV. or Louis V. or what; but I know it's built of mahogany, is oblong In shape, upholstered In green, has carved legs with claw feet and that for Its size it is a pretty solid piece of furniture. "On Christmas night when the girls put that footstool under mamma's feet 'Isn't that lovely?' they said, and mamma said it was perfectly beautiful and she sat with her feet on It for the rest of that evening. But she has never used it since; she isn't a foot stool lady yet. "Then the girls began setting that footstool around in our parlor or In our library, where they thought It would appear to advantage and where It would, by Its presence, enhance the attractiveness of our outfit. It has been during this time, while the girls were placing the footstool around here and there to Bee how It would look, that I have become best ac quainted with It by stubbing my toes against It. "For, you see, It was new to me, and then, with the girls forever shift ing it around, really It seemed as If f couldn't go anywhere in those two rooms without falling over that foot stool. "Just now the girls have got that footstool under the piano bench; they are trying to see how It looks there. The bench is of mahogany and It has curved legs and claw feet, like the footstool's, and in a way the two pieces of furniture do harmonize. > hope that this harmony will appeal to the girls strongly, and that there un der the piano bench, for a long time, they will let this curiously, one might almost say malignantly, obstructiv« footstool remain." Purauing Woman. Whatever the law of man may at- tempt or achieve In the way of re- . forming the harmless, necessary bachelor, there is a higher natural law of quest and capture which—la the opinion of expert femlnologlsts— the predatory woman rather than the comparatively timid and quiescent man fulfills. Nowadays woman Is the pursuer, man Is the pursued. Tbs luckless wight who hopes to escape the mantraps and springs of matrt mony has need of all his cunning; there Is no safety but In retreat; he Is no match for the devious- cunning of the huntress who has marked the game for her own. Mr. Man may take refuge In splenetic lyrlqB about The Female of the Species, or The Vam- pire, hut that Is bis sole satisfaction. The woman spins her web and smile* and Is demure; she knows that he may fling his caustic epigram about The Serpent's Tongue, but—clever arachnoid that she Is—she will have him at the. last. She can afford to bide her time and be patient, for whether it be leap year or some other year, her net will enmeeh him and he will grant whatever she desires, even to the extent of letting her vote or go to congress or be president.—Phil» delphia Ledger. Proof of the Man 8hakespear*. Sir Sidney Lee, the eminent Shake spearean scholar. Indorses the conclu sions of Ernest Law, who has endeav ored to prove that certain decument* In the public record office In London relating to Shakespeare, which were long supposed to be Impudent forg eries, are, after all, genuine. The documents concern the production of some of Shakespeare's plays at the courts of Queen Elizabeth and King James. Sir Sidney remarked In ■ speech at the annual meeting of the Shakespeare birthday trustees that "the fact that In these documents Shakespeare is mentioned categorical ly as 'the poet which made the plays' should be specially Interesting, If a little disappointing to certain sons, who think that there Is no genu ine contemporary evidence of the Istence of any such author." per ex Perl* Women In Strange Headgear. It Is at such places as the Grand Guignol that one sees quaint clothes. I went one night this week and saw some of the funniest headgear I have beheld anywhere. One girl had a bonnet rather like the sort of thing a knight of old would have worn in a tournament. It waa made of gold metal In a chain pat tern and it completely covered her head right down to the nape of her neck. Another had a Mother Hubbard cap trimmed with a wreath of scarlet flowers; another wore a high, pointed hat of old brocade trimmed with fur round the brim, and several wore bands of beads bordered with deep fringe, which hung all round the face after the fashion of * lampshade.— The Queen. Pay* to Be Up-to-Date. "A man has to be up-to-date to do anything nowadays." •Tes," replied Dustin Stax. "When. I talk to an Investigating commute* I find It desirable not to dwell need lessly on th* past." H.