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BUFFALO, N. Y.—it LOUISVILLE, Stories of Strange Happenings in the 7 it an KY.—it Sleeps in a Millinery Store a is notnb^cqmi^G to a millinery establishment- to have a specimen of the genus hpbo •asleep Jnt the display room. "Didn't someone, come in?" asked Miss Godfrey, milliner at Allen and -College streets of one t)f, her assistants •one afternoon recently. "Oh!" screamed the assistant, who stepped into the display room. "A mouse! Is it a mouse?" cried Hiss Godfrey. "No. It's a horrid man, sleeping in the Morris chair," said the assistant, rushing breathlessly into the rear of -the establishment. Sundry peeps were taken at the sleeping man by everyone in the liouse. But the sleeper slept on and few minutes developed his snoring powers. As his breath spread about, it became noticeable that he was not particular in the brand of liquor which Tie had imbibed. A kindly neighbor tried a hand at arousing the hobo, who snorted viciously. The telephone was resorted to and Tim Canty at po lice station No. 3 was notified.' Tim consulted the map and discov- How Much Is a Silk Kimono Worth? took five men and three women at the custom house and the silk buyer of a Louisville department store to fix the value of a kimono which arrived at the office of the surveyor of customs for appraise ment It was a dainty silken. thing, laven der in color, which lay on the table of Cashier Thomas for two hours. The garment was sent to the customhouse by the postmaster at Somerset, Ky., who received it a few days ago (through the mail from Japan. He did Dot send in the address of the owner. This was aggravating to the young ,women experts called in. "I know •every woman in Somerset," one said, "and I'd just like to know who is going to wear that." $ N EW YORK. Though "Diamond Billy" Burke received news that his uncle in Ireland had died and left him heir to $1,000,000 or more, Burke will continue to live the life of a po liceman and remain with his married lister at 406 Myrtle avenue, Brooklyn, in ordei that he may receive his pen sion from the city of New York. "Cop Has $1,000,000, Still Walks Beat For 21 years Burke has worn the blue coat. He said to a reporter: "This does not come to me as a sur prise, for I knew that my sister and myself were the only relatives our uncle possessed. I've been over to the land of his birth three times and after a fashion I knew him. Without exception he was the most miserly man I ever heard of. He said to me continually: unn WEW l. YORK.—It did not pay for Mrs. Frederick Albers of 30 Kings highway, Flatlands, Brooklyn, to de the tails of her white hens green and purple to distinguish them from neigh bor Carey's hens: One tragedy has occurred already as the direct result of the adornment and it is only a step now for those hens trom the fresco to the fricassee. AH simplicity of life in the hen yard has been destroyed. Each bird thinks she is a peacock and prefers strutting to laying. Henrietta, the prize of the flock, is dead. She was an egg-a-day bird in the simpler times when hens went to roost early instead of sitting up so late to see the rays of the King's high way arc lights reflected from their dazzling tails that they were too sleepy to lay In the morning. Dyes Tails of Hens Purple and Green She strutted too far when she strut ted across the road to Carey's place. She was distinguished all right, just ered that Allen and College! streets were in thfe1.tenth, precinct. Houwifced to Desk Sergeant Alt.. There is no patrol wagon in the Tenth precinct, so Policeman Mahaney took.a stroll, over to the millinery store, Customers, had arrived at the store. Folk who were not customers, were peeping through the windows and en joying the sport. What might. be the consequence if the sleeper were roughly aroused, was seriously dis cussed. He sank deeper into the chair and] deeper in sleep until he was emit ting a snore only once in every 45 seconds, when Mahaney.arrived. "Get up!" said Mahaney. "Let me sleep," said the man. "If there was a delivery wagon or a wheelbarrow handy, I'd take a chance on getting this fellow to the station," remarked Mahaney. "As it is, there is notbing left for me to do, but get a patrol wagon." He called the wagon, which had to come from the Fifth precinct. While waiting, the Morris* chair and its weary burden were switched into a side room. Three big policemen car ried the man to the wagon. It was a heavy job. A rap on the sole of his shoe with a nightstick and a good shaking brought the sleeper to his senses long enough at,the station for him to say, "John Sweeney, 62, no home. Now lay me away, where I can finish sleep ing this off." For half an hour it puzzled Sur veyor Taylor and two or three of his men assistants to discover what the garment was. "It looks to me like the court gown of the Queen of Zanzibar," said Clay Miller, who measures steamboats and superintends the loading of merchan dise at the customhouse depot. "Don't you men know anything at all?" exclaimed one of the women clerks, pushing her way through the puzzled group. "Why that's a ki mono." "What in the thunder is a kimono?' inquired Deputy Sam Barber. "They don't have that kind of thing down in Bath county where I came from." Finally, when the officials decided that* there was nothing dangerous about the garment, they started in fixing the value. It was estimated to be worth all the way from $1.50 to $150. The kimono was finally car ried to a department store where the silk buyer said it was worth $14. Later the kimono was bundled into a box and started back to the Somer set postmaster with instructions to charge the owner $8.20 duty. 'My boy, always save a part of what you earn. If you earn $10, save at least one "That sounded fine, but at this time I couldn't afford to save a cfltot. know my uncle had stocks in many corporations, yet he continually plead ed poverty and railed at me for spend ing a farthing. "What, I get married on the strength of this money? No, sir I've lived to the. age of 42 single and guess I'll get! along some more Still you never can tell.' I suppose I'll be the talk of Tipperary and all the fond mothers will give me invitations ga lore to their homes. I have four yeara to go before I can receive my pension and I'll stick it out to the end, for reason that the money is mine, even though I am a millionaire. "I'll take more enjoyment in receiv ing my annual pension money than in getting a big check from my uncle estate. I feel as If I'd earned the city's money." The uncle was Martin Burke. He lived in Tallavara, Templemore, Tip perary as Mrs. Albers had intended. She was so unlike other cacklers that Carey plain, old-fashioned hens would stand for it. not They clucked about her at first and clucked things that would have caused most any other hen to run straightest zigzag she knew how her own roost. But pride had got such a strangle hold on Henrietta that the more they clucked the more'she strut ted. Finally they flew at and slew Henrietta. the tc Mrs. Albers is planning to white wash the tails, possibly this week. Absent-Minded Electrician. Francis Wilson declares that an electrician who lives ih New Rochplle is the most absent-minded man in tile world. Mr. Wilson's door bell got ou of order and refused to ring. Meeting the electrician, who was also a friend he asked him to call and make tb repairs. Several days afterward reminded him that the matter had not been atteiMed to and inquired' whtu he could find it convenient to look in lifter it. The. electrician explained "I called at your house the same da] you asked m« and rang your front door bell agaia and again and nobodj !aid the slightest attention to me.** inc^aedi^ 'During the last five years the value elk teeth has more than trebled/' said a western traveler af5thoJFred eric, according to the St Paul Dis patch. "In 1904 you couM get any num ber of fine specimens in Idaho Mon tana, Washington and bordering states for *$2.50 apiece. Now you will pay from $7.50 to $10, and they are hard to get for even that The Apache, Sioux, Comanche and Chippewa Indi ans used to have dozens of themN in their possession and traded them for trinkets. But theredskin got wise to their value, and you can buy them from a regular dealer cheaper' novf than frpi» the Indian.. .The. .passing the elk and the great demand made the members of the^Elk lodge for tpeth.for epibJLems have, boosted ..the pytce." .. ... of The traveler, recited an incident of an Oklahqman ho bought a robe cov ered with elk teeth from a Wichita lndian for $100. He cut off the teeth and ..cleaned up $2,200 on the deal.: A Drama on the Street.. A remarkable'coincidence occurred at San Bernardino, Cai:, one day late-, ly, whereby a couple about to be di vorced were happily brought together again. Mrs. Walter Preston was on her way to the court to secure a di vorce against her husband when her little daughter darted in the path of an onrushing motor car. The moth er's screams attracted the attention of a man who dashed in front of the machine, seized the little girl and leaped to safety as the automobile shot by. The rescuer proved to be the husband and father. Explanations were soon made, and the two made their way to the attorney's office, where Mrs. Preston tore up the di vorce complaint Some people awell up on "emotion" brewed from absolute untruth. It's an old trick of the leaders of the Labor Trust to twist facts and make the "sympathetic ones" "weep at the ice house." (That's part of the tale further on.) Gompers et al sneer at, spit upon and defy our courts, seeking sympathy by falsely telling the people the courts were trying to deprive them of free speech and free press. Men can speak freely and print opin ions freely in this. country and no court will object, but they cannot be allowed to print matter as. part of a criminal conspiracy to injure and ruin other citizens. Gompers and his trust associates started out to ruin the Bucks Stove Co., drive its hundreds of workmen out of work and destroy the value of the plant without regard to the fact that hard earned money of men who worked, had been invested there. The conspirators were told by the courts to stop these vicious "trust" methods, (efforts to break the firm that won't come under trust rule), but instead of stopping they "dare" the courts to punish them and demand new laws to protect them in such de structive and tyrannical acts as they may desire to do. The reason Gompers and his band persisted in try ing to ruin the Bucks Stove Works was because the stove company insist ed on the right to keep some old em ployees at work when "de union" or dered them discharged and some of "de gang" put on. Now let us reverse the conditions and have a look. Suppose the company had ordered the union to dismiss certain men from their union, and, the demand being re fused, should institute a boycott against that union, publish its name in an "unfair list," instruct other man ufacturers all over the United States not to buy the labor of that union, have committees call at stores and threaten to boycott if the merchants sold anything made by that union. Picket the factories where members work and slug them on the way home, blow up their houses and wreck the works, and even murder a few mem bers of the boycotted union to teach tuem they must obey the orders of "organized Capital?" It would certainly be fair for the fcompany to do these things if lawful for the Labor Trust to do them. In such a case, under our laws the boycotted .union could apply to our courts and the courts would order the company to cease boycotting and trying to ruin these union men. Sup pose thereupon the company should sneer at the court and in open defiance continue the unlawful acts in a per sistent, carefully laid out plan, pur posely intended to ruin the union and force its members into poverty What a howl would go up from the union demanding that the court# pro tect them and punish their law-break ing oppressors. Then they would praise the courts and go on earning a living protected from ruin and happy in the knowledge that the people's courts could defend them. riow could any of us receive protec tion from law-breakers unless the courts have power to, and do punish such men? The court is placed in position where It must do one thing or the other punish men who persist In defying its peace orders or go out of service, let anarchy.reign, and the more powerful destroy the weaker. Peaceful citizens sustain the courts as their defenders, whereas thieves, forgers, burglars, crooks of all kinds and violent members of labor unions, hate them and threaten violence if their members are punished for break ing the law. They want the courts to let them go free and at the same time demand punishment for other men "out side de union" when they break the law. Notice the above refer ence to "violent" members of -labor unions. The great majority of the "unheard" union men are peaceable. A Lessbh in'Economy. "I notice you falways fling the driver your purse when we take a convey ance," said the heroine of the his torical novel. "I do," admitted the hero of the same. "How do you expect to support a wife? Give him the exact legal fare hereafter.** Louisville Courier-Jour a ""The*'Novice. Old Lawyer (to young partner)— Did you draw up old Moneybag's will? Young Partner1—Yes, sir and so tight that all the relatives in tho world cannot break it. Old Lawyer (with some disgust)— The next time there is a will to be drawn up, I'll do it myself!"—New York Sun. Sorry He Spoke. Mr. Dubbs (with newspaper)—It tells here, my dear, how a progres sive New York woman makes h%r social calls by telephone. Mrs. Dubbs—Progressive. Huh! Jjjhe's probably like me, not a decent thing to wear.—Boston Transcript. Would Surprise Him All Right. First Girl—I want to give my fiance a surprise for a birthday present Can't you suggest something? Second Girl—You might tell him your age.. And Mother Officiates. Eddie—Do you have morning pray ers at your house? Freddie—We have some kind of a service when father gets in. Occasionally we meet people who spend half their time telling what they are going to do and the other half explaining why they didn't do it upright citizens. The noisy, violent ones get into office and the leaders of the great Labor Trust know how to mass this kind of men, in labor con ventions and thus carry out the lead ers' schemes, frequently abhorrent to the rank and file: so it was at the late Toronto convention. The paid delegates would applaud and "resolute" as Gompers wanted, but now and then some of the real work ingmen insist on being heard, some times at the risk of their lives. Delegate Egan is reported to have said at the Toronto convention: "If the officers of the federation would only adhere to the law we would think a lot more of them." The Grand Council of the Provincial Workingmen's Ass'n of Canada has declared in favor of severing all con nections with unions in the U. S., say ing "any union having its seat of Gov't in America, and pretending to be international in its scope, must fight industrial battles according to Ameri can methods. Said methods have con sequences which are abhorrent to the law-abiding people of Canada involving hunger, misery, riot, bloodshed and murder, all of which might be termed as a result of the practical war now in progress in our fair provinces and directed by foreign emissaries of the United Miners of America." That is an honest Canadian view of bur infamous "Labor Trust." A few days ago the daily papers printed the following: (By the Associated Press.)) IJon't Weep At The Ice House. Washington, D. C., Nov. 10.—Char acterizing the attitude of Samuel Gom pers, John Mitchell and Frank Mor rison of the American Federation of Labor in the contempt proceedings in the courts of the District of Columbia, in connection with the Bucks' Stove and range company, as "a willful, pre meditated violation of the law," Simon Burns, general master workman of the general assembly, Knights of Labor, has voiced a severe condemnation of these three leaders. Mr. Burns ex pressed his confidence in courts in gen eral a,"id in those of the District of Columbia in particular. APPBOVED BY DELEGATES. .. This rebuke by Burns was in his an nual report to the general assembly of his organization. He received the hearty approval of the delegates who heard it read at their annual meeting in this city. "There is no trust or combination of capital in the world," said Mr. Burns, "that violates laws oftener than do the trust labor organizations, which resort to more dishonest, unfair and dishon orable methods toward their competi tors than any trust or combinations in the country." Mr. Burns said the action of "these so-called leaders" would be harmful for years to come whenever attempts were made to obtain labor legislation. "The Labor Digest," a reputable workingman's paper, says, as part of an article entitled "The beginning of the end of Gompersism, many organ izations becoming tired of the rule-or ruin policies which have been en forced by the president of the A. F. of L." "That he has maintained hU leader ship for so long a time in the face of his stubborn clinging to policiee which the more thoughtful workingmen have seen for years must be abandoned, has been on account partly of the senti mental feeling on the part of tho or ganizations that he ought not to bte de posed, and the unwillingness of the men who were mentioned for the place, to accept a nomination in opposition to him. In addition to this, there is MO denying the shrewdness of the leader of the A. F. of L., and his political sa gacity, which has enabled him to keep a firm grip on the machinery of the or ganization, and to have his faithful henchmen in the positions where they could do him the most good whenever their services might be needed. "Further than this, he has never failed, at the last conventions, to have some sensation to spring on the con vention at the psychological moment, which would place him in the light of a martyr to the cause of ualmlsm, and Knowledge Enough. At the .moment of their fall Adam and Eve, being innocent, were used to doing things In an unconscious man ner. That is to say, they didn't Fletcher ize. With the result that they failed of getting the full effect of the apple all the proteids and carbohydrates. However, in thier blind, blundering way, they attained to enough knowl odge of good and evil to maKe them terrible bores to themselves forever after, and to all their descendants like wise unto the present generation.— Puck. His Business. "You see that man acrosB the street? Well, you can always get cut rates from him for his work." "What is it?" "Trimming trees and hedges."—Bal timore American. Taking No Chances. Griggs—Odd that these doctors can't prescribe for themselves. There's Cuttem just gone to another physician to be treated. Briggs—That's where he is wise. Cuttem knows how few of his pa tients recover. On Time. "That man spends his life in an en deavor to get people to do things on time." "That's fine and philanthropic! What does he do for a living?" "Sells book on the installment plan." Happiness in marriage would be more prevalent if a man would handle his wife as tenderly and carefully as he does an old briar pipe. excite a wave of sympathetic enthusi asm for him, which would carry the delegates off their feet, and result in his re-election. "That his long leadership, and this apparent impossibility to fill his place has gone to his head, and made him imagine that he is much greater a man than he really is, is undoubtedly the case, and accounts for the tactics he has adopted in dealing with questions before congress, where he has unneces sarily antagonized men to whom or ganized labor must look for recogni tion of their demands, and where labor measures are often opposed on account of this very antagonism, which would otherwise receive support. -'•There is no doubt but what organ ized labor in this country would be much stronger, with a leader who was more in touch with conditions as they actually exist, and who would bring to the front the new policies which organ ized labor must adopt if it expects to even maintain its present standing, to say nothing of making future progress." We quote portions of another article, a reprint, from the same labor paper: "Organized labor, through its lead ers, must recognize the mistakes of the past if they expect to perpetuate their organizations or to develop the move ment which they head. No movement, no organization, no nation can develop beyond the intellects which guide these organizations, and if the leaders are dominated by a selfish motive the organization will become tinged with a spirit of selfishness, which has never appealed to mankind in any walk of life at any time since history began. "It can be said in extenuation of cer tain leaders of organized labor that the precarious position which they oc cupy as leaders has had a tendency to cause them to lose sight of the object behind the organization. The natural instinct in man for power and position is in no small measure responsible for the mistakes of the leaders, not neces sarily in labor unions alone, but in every branch of society. This desire for power and leadership and personal aggrandizement causes men who have been earnest and sincere in their ef forts in the start to deteriorate into mere politicians whose every act and utterance is tinged with the desire to cater to the baser passions of the working majority in the societies or organizations and this is undoubtedly true when applied to tne present lead ers of the Federation of Labor. We mention the Federation of Labor par ticularly in this article, because that organization is the only organization of labor which has yet found itself in direct opposition to the laws of the land. There are other organizations of labor whose leaders have made mis takes, but they have always kept them selves and their organizations within the bounds of the law and respected the rights of every other man in con sidering the rights of themselves and their constituency whereas, the motto of the Federation is just the reverse, and unless the leaders conform them selves and their organization in accord ance with the laws of the land, the leaders and the organization itself must be disintegrated and pass into history, for in America the common sense of mankind is developed to a greater extent than in any other nation on the earth, and the people, who are the court of last resort in this country, will never allow any system to develop in this country which does not meet with the approval of the majority of the citizens of the country. "This must have forced itself upon the leaders of the Federation by this time. If it has not, the leaders must be eliminated. The organization which they head has done many meritorious things in times past and the people are .always ready and willing to acknowl edge the benefits which their efforts have brought to their constituency as a whole, but at the present time labor organizations in general, and the Fed eration \of Labor in particular, stand before the bar of public'opinion, hav ing been convicted of selfishness and a disposition to rule all the people of the country in the interest of the few. Ths peofclt are patient and awaiting to I Interesting Infjrmetlom' j. In an interview" published in the TCieler Neueste Nachrichten,. Grossad miral von Koster says many, interest ing things about his visit to New York, among them the following: "In a. the absence -of President Taft, who was away on a trip to the Mexican frontier, the place of honor was .s.-. taken by the vice-president of the United States, Secretary of State Sherman of New York." •*•«$#. Graphic Variations. "Civilization," remarked the canni bal king, "promotes some strange ideas." "To whom do you especially refer ?f*"j Inquired the missionary. "Among you the ultimate con sumer is regarded with sympathy. Here he is considered very lucky. -1 All Kinds. "It takes all kinds of people to make a world," said the ready-made philosopher. "Certainly," answered the plain per son "look at explorers. Some of them excel with mathematical instruments and some with typewriters and picture machines." Where Pepys Won Fame. "Who was this fellow Pepys, and what is his claim to fame?" "His claim to fame is well founded, my friend. He's the man who kept a diary for more than a year." Mistakes Will Happen. Lady (to her sister, a doctor) There—I cooked a meal for the first time to-day and I made a mess of it. "Well, dear, never mind it's noth ing. I lost my first patient." If you see a fault In others, think of two of your own, and do not add a third one by your hasty judgment. see if the object lesson which they have been forced to give to these lead ers is going to be recognized and if they are going to conform themselves and their future work and actions in ac cordance thereto." Let the people remember that com ment, "The Federation of Labor in par ticular stands before the bar of public opinion having been convicted of sef fishness and a disposition to rule all the people of the country in the inter est of the few." The great 90 per cent of Americans do not take kindly to the aots of tyranny of these trust leaders openly demanding that all people bow down to the rules of the Labor Trust and we are treated to the humiliating specta cle of our Congress and even tho Chief Executive entertaining these convicted law-breakers and listening with consid eration to their insolent demand# that the very laws be changed to allow them to safely carry on their plan of gaining control over the affairs ol tho people. The sturdy workers of America havo come to know the truth about these "martyrs sacrificing themselves in the noble cause of labor" but it's only the hysterical ones who swell up and cry over the aforesaid "heroes," reminding one of the two romantic elderly maids who, weeping copiously, were discov ered by the old janitor at Mt. Vernon. "What is it ails you ladies?" Taking the handkerchief from one swollen red eye, between sobs she said: "Why we have so long revered tho memory of George Washington that we feel it a privilege to come here and weep at his tomb.' "Yas'm, yas'm, yo' shore has a desire to express yo' sympathy but yo' are overflowin' at de wrong spot, yo' is weepin' at de Ice house." Don't get maudlin about law-break ers who must be punished if the very existence of-our people is to be main tained. If you have any surplus sympathy it can be extended to the honest wcrkers who continue to earn food when threat ened and are frequently hurt and sometimes killed before the courts can intervene to protect them. Now the Labor Trust leaders de mand. of Congress that the courts bo stripped of power to issue injunctions to prevent them from assaulting or per haps murdering men who dare earn a living when ordered by the Labor Trust to quit work. Don't "weep at the Ice House" and don't permit any set of law-breakers to bully our courts, if your voice and vote can prevent. Be sure and write your Representatives and Senators in Congress asking them not to vote for any measure to prevent the courts from protecting homes, property and persons from attack by paid agents of this great Labor Trust. Let every reader write, and writo now. Don't sit silent and allow the organ ized and paid men of this great trust to force Congress to believe they rep resent the great masses of the Amer ican people.. Say your say and let your representatives in Congress know that you do not want to be governed under new laws which would empower the Labor Trust leaders with legal right to tell you when to work, Where I For whom! At what price! What to buy! What not to buy! Whom to vote for! How much you shall par per month in fees to the Labor Trustl etc., etc., etc. This power is now being demanded by the passage of laws in Congress. Tell your Senators and Representa tives plainly that you don't want them to vote for any measure that will allow any set of men either representing Capital or Labor to govern and dic tate to the common people, who prefer to be free to go and come, work or not ,and vote for whom they please. Every man's liberty will disappear when the leaders of the great Labor Trust or any other trust can ride rough shod over people and mass their forces to prevent our courts from affording, protection. "There's a Reason." 0. W. POST. Battle Creek. M«dk.