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CURRENT EVENTS
OF THE WEEK
Doings of the World at Large
Told in Brief.
General Resume of Important Eventl
Presented in Condensed Form
for Our Busy Readers.
Two French airmen were killed in
separate accidents in one day.
The death list from the recent hur
ricane in Jamacia has reached over
100.
State railway commissioners of the
Pacific Coast have formed an organiz
ation.
The California citrus crop is said to
be large and reasonable prices are ex
pected.
Turkey rejects the peace terms of
fered by the allied Balkan states and
renews the war.
John D. enjoys autumn days playing
golf and taking friends auto riding
about his estate.
President-elect Wilson says he is
not thinking of office-filling, but of
much bigger things.
Women's clubs of California have
begun a movement to prevent Orien
tals from owning property in that
state.
Mexican rebels use dynamite bombs
and capture the town of Palomas, a
Mexican fort of entry on the U. S.
border.
The Carnegie corporation has pro
vided a pension of $25,000 a year for
ex-presidents of the United States and
presidents' widows.
A severe earthquake destroyed the
town of Acamboy, in Northern Mex
ico, and about 60 bodies have been ta
ken from the ruins. Deaths and great
damage occurred in several other
towns.
The 44th Annual convention of the
American Woman Suffrage associa
tion began in Philadelphia, the addi
tion of Kansas, Michigan, Arizona
and Oregon to the ranks being an
nounced.
A painting picked up in a Monterey,
Cal., second-hand store by the famous
Danish artist, Hugo V. Pederson, for
$15, has been sold to an English mu
seum for $20,000, the picture proving
to be an old Dutch masterpiece.
Federal officers made raids in six
cities on a chain of "get-rich-quick"
swindling schemes.
Indications are that there will be
legislation resulting from the house
investigation of the money trust.
Three were killed and many hurt in
a hotel fire in Los Angeles.
Another advance has been an
nounced in the price of crude oil in
Pennsylvania, the second within a
week.
Miss Esther Cleveland, once the
"baby of the White House," and now
19 years old, made her debut in New
York society.
Brought to bay in a New York hotel,
a professional burglar mortally wound
ed five officers, then killed his woman
companion and himself.
SEATTLE MARKETS
Wheat—BJuestem, 82c bushel; forty
fold, 80c; club, 79c; Fife, 78c; red
Russian, 77c.
Oats—s26 per ton.
Yellow corn —Sacked, $33 per ton.
Mixed corn —Sacked, $32.60 per ton.
Bags—l9l3, Bic .
The following prices are offered to
the producer by the local dealers for
delivery in round lots, f. o. b. Seattle:
Eggs—Select ranch, [email protected] dozen.
Poultry—Live bens, [email protected] pound;
old roosters, 8c; turkeys, fat, live,
22c; do dry picked, [email protected]; geese,
13c; this year's chickens, [email protected];
old ducks, 12c; ducklings, [email protected]
Ranch butter—[email protected] pound.
Apples—New, [email protected] box.
Cranberries—[email protected] barrel.
Grapes—Tokays, $1.50 box; Ma
lagas, $1.50; Muscats, $1.50; Con
cords, 20c basket; Cornichons, [email protected]
1.25 box; imported Malagas, $6,205
@7.25 barrel; red emperor, in lugs,
6c pound.
Pears — Fancy, Eastern Washing
ton, [email protected] box.
Beef—Prime beef steers, [email protected]
pound; dressed cows, [email protected]; heif
ers, Nos. 1 and 2, [email protected]
Veal—[email protected] pound.
Dressed pork—l3c pound.
Mutton—Ewes, 9c pound; wethers,
10c; spring lamb, 12c.
Almonds, 16£ c pound; artichokes,
[email protected] dozen; beets, [email protected]
sack; bell peppers, [email protected]
pound; [email protected] box; Brussels
sprouts, [email protected] pound; cabbage, [email protected]
lie pound; red, 2c; carrots, $1 sack;
cauliflower, $2.50 crate; celery, [email protected]
60c dozen; cucumbers, Los Angeles
hothouse, $1; chestnuts, [email protected]
pound; eggplant, 10c; garlic, [email protected];
horseradish, [email protected]; lettuce, head,
local, [email protected] dozen: hothouse, [email protected]
125 box; onions, California, [email protected]$l
sack; Panno, $1.25; parsley, [email protected]
dozen; potatoes, local, [email protected] ton;
Yakima, [email protected]; sweet, California
[email protected] pound. Hubbard squash, [email protected]
lie; string beans, [email protected]; wax, 10
@12c; tomatoes, fancy, 4-basket,
¥1.25 box; California lugs, [email protected]*
nuts, 16Jc pound.
LAND SHOW PRIZES SCATTERED
Hood River, Boise and British Co-,
lumbia Share Honors. J
Portland—Hood River won first and
second prizes for the best single box
of Baldwins at the land products
show.
When it came to pingle boxes of
Spitzenbergs, Jonathans and Arkansas
Blacks, however, Hood River did not
do so well, being compelled to share
honors with Boise, Idaho, and Sum- '
merville, B. C.
Nelson & Ainslee, of Hood River,
took first in the Baldwin division,
while Charles Reed took second.
M. Stewart, of Summerville, B. C,
was first in the single box Spitzenberg
division, while W. N. Jost, of Boise,
was first in the Jonathan class, Mr.
Stewart being second.
John Breckenridge, of Boise, took
first for Arkansas Blacks, with A.
Hackery, of Hood River, second.
There were eight competitors in the
25-box Spitzenberg class, five of them
being from Hood River.
Hood River prides itself particular
ly in its Spitzenbergs and its Yellow
Newtowns, and the growers from that
district confidently expect to win first
and second in both classes.
Competition ,was close in all the
single box classes. In four classes
the judges were required to make a
second examination to determine first
and second places.
Much interest has centered in the
Oregon Agricultural college display in
the basement. Professors and stu
dents were constantly busy explaining
to visitors the various features of
their exhibits. The soil tests, the
moisture experiments, the bacterio
logical display and the seed analyses
held particular interest.
STORM TOLL LARGE.
Jamaica Hurricane Kills 100—Ships
Sink With Crews.
Kingston, Ja. —The official estimate
of the dead in the hurricane and tidal
wave that visited the western part of
Jamaica, places the number at more
than 100 on the coast towns alone.
Details gradually coming in, indicate
great devastation in the western sec
tion.
Practically all lighters, coasting
sloops and small craft in the harbors
of Green Island, Montego, Lucca and
Savanna la Mar foundered and large
portions of the crews were drowned.
Many persons living in these towns
lost their lives in the collapse of
buildings.
The houses of the American colony
at Montego were badly damaged but
no casualties are reported. The gov
ernor-general of Jamaica, Sir Sidney
Oliver, has reached Montego bay and
found conditions so direful that he im
mediately ordered the dispatch of sev
eral hundred additional tents and
large quantities of food supplies from
Kingston. The railway lines now are
working within 20 miles of Montego
bay, but the telegraph lines are disor
ganized.
The tidal wave at Savanna la Mar
was the highest in a century. One
coasting vessel was washed half a
mile up the beach.
PLEA FOR WARSHIPS MADE.
Navy League Prepares to Show Ja-
pan Will Soon Lead U. S.
Washington, D. C. —Members of
the Navy league of the United States
are preparing a statement to be pre
sented to congress to back up the de
mand of the general navy board, pre
sided over by Admiral Dewey, which
recently reported that congress should
appropriate for four battleships at the
next session or this Nation would fall
behind even Japan in the race for na
val supremacy.
The statement shows that Ger
many, the nearest rival of the United
States, is rapidly outstripping this
country in strength, even if congress
appropriates for two battleships a
year, as has been the programme for
several years, until the last session,
when the Democrats refused to allow
more than one battleship.
At the present rate of ship building
of both countries, Germany in 1915
will possess 21 capital warships and
the United States only 11.
Mena is Not Set Free.
Wasington, D. C. — Chief Justice
Gudger, of the Supreme court of the
Panama canal zone, has refused to
grant a writ of habeas corpus in the
case of the Nicaraguan revolutionist
leader, General Louis Mena, "de
tained" at Ancon by the United
States. General Mena and his son
were taken to Ancon on a United
States warship after their surrender
to American marines September 26,
following the battle at Barranca. It
is the intention to restrain them until
conditions become normal.
Turks' Rearguard Cut Off.
Athens, Greece—Greek troops have
occupied the Turkish town of Fiorina,
to the south of Monastir, and cut off
the rear guard of the Turkish army
retreating from Monastir after its
capture by the Servians. The Turk
ish soldiers who succeeded in escaping
through the Servian lines around Mon
astir number about 30,000. Large
quantities of ammunition fell into the
hands of the Greeks when they cut off
the rear guard of the Turkish forces.
Heroine Saves Sister From Kidnapers
Chicago— Luigi Naorao, a young
Italian girl, threw herself in front of
an automobile and thus prevented the
kidnaping of her 15-year old sister,
Nicolatta, who had been seized near
her home and thrown into the car.
Rather than ran down Luigi, the driv
er of the machine stopped and the de
lay gave tiie police time to capture
the would-be abductors.
INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AND
PROGRESS OF Oil HOME STATE
GRANGE AFTER GOOD ROADS
National Organization Will Urge
Question on Next Congress.
Spokane — "Federal appropriations
for good roads building will be the
next big thing asked of congress by
the National Grange," said National
Master Oliver Wilson, of Peoria, 111.,
on the opening of the Forty-sixth
annual grange convention in Spokane.
"I believe the public highway is a
public concern," added Mr. Wilson.
"There is just as much reason for im
proving the highways' as there is for
improving the waterways. We are
going after this object in all earnest
ness and the grange will not drop the
fight until the government aids in
road-building."
More than 3000 grangers from 33
states were here for the convention,
Kentucky being the only state having
membership that was not represented
by delegates on the opening day.
In his annual address, National
Master Wilson reported organization
of 472 new granges between October
1, 1911, and October 1, 1912, on the
latter date the total assets being $99,
--390.35.
Mr. Wilson advocated action by the
grange looking to a marketing system
for farm products, designed to reduce
cost to the consumer by eliminating
the middleman.
GRADE CROSSINGS HIT.
Washington Commission Desires Im
mediate Action.
Olympia—ln its forthcoming report
to Governor Hay, the Public Service
commission will urge the necessity
for legislation which will allow the
elimination of dangerous grade cross
ings in the state of Washington exist
ing before the 1909 grade-cross ing
law, which allows the commission to
prescribe what crossings shall be es
tablished thereafter, was passed.
The commission prepared and pre
sented to the legislature of 1911 a law
authorizing the elimination of any
dangerous grade crossings in the
state, the railroads, counties and the
state to bear their proportionate share
of the expense of elimination. "But,"
says the commission, in matter pre
pared for its report, "the legislature
was not sufficiently impressed with
the necessity and importance of such a
bill, apparently.
"The time is now ripe for such
legislation. Railroads, county and
municipal authorities indicate their
willingness to assist. Public senti
ment is demanding action and the
responsibility now rests with the next
legislature."
RAISE PEANUTS IN KITTITAS
Double-Jointed Variety Grows Fine in
Old Burying Ground.
Ellensburg—Peanuts of the double
jointed variety have been successfully
raised in Kittitas county, according to
K. O. Kohler, a well known sheep
owner, who owns several acres on the
Columbia river. He came to town re
cently with a large sack of peanuts
raised on his ranch 12 miles north of
Beverly, in the Whiskey Dick canyon.
Malaga grapes and almonds likewise
thrive in that section, according to
Mr. Kohler.
Kohler's ranch is on the site of an
ancient Indian burying ground, and
when the land was plowed up this
spring the workmen uncovered many
stone axes, arrow heads, beads and
other trinkets.
Farmers Make Sauerkraut.
Reardan —Large quantities'of sauer
kraut are being made by ranchers over
the county who havo found poor mar
ket for the heavy crop of cabbage.
The crop this year was larger and bet
ter in quality than ever before in the
history of the Big Bend country, some
say. One head of cabbage grown by
James Shoemaker, near Reardan,
weighed an even 25 pounds, and one
head grown by George Green, north
of Reardan, tipped the scales at 22
pounds. Heads weighing less than
seven or eight pounds are exceptions.
Women on Election Board.
North Yakima—Half of the officials
who will serve at the school election
December 7 will be women. Two
new members of the school board will
be named. The school district has
been divided into eight parts, six co
inciding with the city wards and the
other two including the territory
within the school district, but outside
the corporate limits of North Yakima.
Heavy Snowfall in Cascades,
North Yakima —Supervising Engi
neer C. H. Swigart, of the reclam
ation service, has advices from the en
gineers at the storage lakes that there
has been an unusually heavy snowfall
in the Cascades for this time of year,
and that should rain or warm weather
prevail for a few days the Yakima
river would be running full.
Wild Hogs Ruin Corn and Potatoes
Leahy — James Macon reports the
destruction of about 100 acres of corn
and potatoes by a band of wild hogs.
Robert Brewer and others on the north
side of Foster creek have also suffered
considerable loss of crops by these
depredations.
Rosalia Apples to San Diego.
Rosalia —August Mueller, a farmer
and orchardist Hying three miles
west of town, is loading' out a car of
his choicest apples to be shipped to
San Diego, Cal.
BACK CO-OPERATIVE PLAN.
Northwest Growers Approve Scheme
for Collective Marketing.
North Yakima —The plan of work
ing out a co-operative basis for the
marketing of deciduous fruits of the
Northwest at a meeting of the repre
sentatives of all districts in Spokane
December 16, as proposed by N. G.
Richards, attorney for the Yakima
Valley Fruit Growers' association at
the National Apple Show, will meet
with practically unanimous support by
the growers of the Yakima valley.
The scheme will solve the problem
on which a joint committee from the
Yakima Valley Fruit Growers' asso
ciation, the Yakima county Horticul
tural union and the bankers of North
Yakima has been working for two
weeks.
To such a common marketing sys
tem the Yakima valley could this year
have contributed more than 8500 car
loads of fruit.
FARMERS BUY STOCK CATTLE
Oregon Called Upon for Good Cows
for Breeding.
Colfax —Henry Larkin, live stock
dealer, has gone into Oregon to ar
range for extensive shipments of
stock cattle into the Palouse country.
Mr. Larkin has orders for nearly 1000
head from farmers and stockmen of
the Inland Empire, who plan to raise
more cattle. Nearly all of the orders
are for cows for breeding.
Mr. Larkin has made two large
shipments, one of nine carloads and
another of five carloads, daring the
last few weeks. Increased freight
rates have cut down the profits of the
business and Mr. Larkin is trying to
secure a return to the old rates.
The freight rate on a carload of cat
tle from Baker, Or., to Col fax is now
$88, an advance of $10 a car since Oc
tober 1. The freight on a carload of
cattle from Baker to Spokane, 88
miles further, is only $51, or $37 less
than to stflp the car at Colfax.
Demand for App'es is Good.
Toppenjsh—Red apples, glossy and
high-colored, are in demand through
out the world now, according to
Charles W. Grant, assistant manager
of the Richey & Gilbert company, who
has been filling Christmas orders for
the United States and foreign lands.
Chief in demand, highest in price,
have been the Arkansas Black, now
selling at $1.75 in carload lots. This
figure is even better than that secured
for Jonathans, Winesaps and Spitzen
bergs. One of the most interesting
demands, however, is for the old-fash
ioned Ben Davis and the Gano, a kin
dred apple, now desired by Texas,
New Mexico and Mexico. Carload af
ter carload of these are going to Mex
ico City. Chicago and New York
keep up a constant demand for the
Winesaps, Jonathans, Spitzenbergs
and similar red apples.
Farmers Buying Cattle.
Ellensburg—Kittitas valley ranch
ers have spent more than $125,000 for
dairy and stock cattle in the last four
months, according to bankers in the
valley. It is estimated that at least
half and probably a larger percentage
has gone for the purchase of dairy
cattle. Several more farmers are now
negotiating for cattle from other dis
tricts, so that the total amount to be
spent for cattle in the last six months
of 1912 will run between $150,000
and $200,000. One man is now in
another state endeavoring to purchase
high-grade cattle. This man expects
to invest at least $20,000 in stock.
One rancher has invested approxi
mately $20,000 in cattle, while three
others have averaged $10,000 each.
Many ranchers have purchased small
dairy herds, their investments ranging
from $500 to $5000 each.
Store Apples at Toppenish.
Toppenish—While only 88 carload
shipments of fruit originated at Top-
penish, according to figures given by
Northern Pacific officials, Toppenish
has been an important point this year
for storage-in-transit, with several
hundred carloads handled at the Richey
& Gilbert company warehouse, after
being loaded on the North Yakima &
Valley lines and the Sunnyside branch
of the Northern Pacific, in the dis
trict under the Sunnyside canal. That
10 carloads of fruit are being shipped
out of Toppenish each day is estimated.
Large Fruit Acreage in Prospect.
Vancouver —Farmers and horticul
turists of Clark county are buyng
fruit trees and setting them out in
large quantities. One firm in Oregon
during the past week, has delivered a
shipment of more than $4000 worth,
including apple, prune, peach, pear
and plum trees. AH trees shipped
are passed on by A. A. Quarnberg,
horticultural inspector for this dis
trict.
Raspberry Bushes Productive.
Vancouver —Three crops of raspber
ries on one bush, or number of bush
es, grew in the yard of Rev. J M.
Canse, pastor of the First Methodist
church, of this city, this season, and
the third crop of large, juicy, succu
lent berries is just now ripe and being
picked by the minister.
Hat Giant Potatoes.
Davenport— This year haa been
noted for large potatoes, but J. W.
Warren, who lives 10 miles west of
Davenport, now has the honors. He
haa two on exhibition at the Lincoln
County State bank that weigh five
pounds each.
WOMEN TO JOIN PARADE.
Thousands of Suffragists to March
at Wilson's Inaugural,
Washington, D. C—For the first
time in the history of the United
States marching women will form a
large section of the inaugural parade
next March. Woodrow Wilson, on his
way to take oath of office, will be ac
companied by a guard of suffragists.
The State Suffrage association of the
District of Columbia has voted to re
quest the inaugural committee to give
the suffragettes a place in the parade,
and the women have received private
assurances from several sources that
their request will be granted.
Ten thousand women, they esti
mate, will answer the appeal, and the
capital city will be the objective point
of a veritable army of suffragists.
Many of them will be women who act
ually cast a vote for Woodrow Wilson
for president in the states which have
granted suffrage. A general call for
volunteer marchers will be put before
the national convention of suffragists,
which will begin in Philadelphia
Thursday. Responses from women
who have been broached on the sub
ject indicate that the project is being
received with much enthusiasm.
Women have not yet voted to adopt
a distinctive costume for the occasion,
but many of them are advocating spe
cial headgear at least.
MUCH ENERGY BEING WASTED
Railroad President Says Cities Hold
Men Needed on Farms.
Minneapolis — The needs of the
Northwest with regard to proper agri
cultural development, and the financial
problems of the United States as they
relate to agriculture of the Northwest,
were the principal themes of discus
sion at the opening of the second an
nual Minnesota Conservation and Ag
ricultural Development congress, held
in connection with the Northwestern
Products exposition here.
James J. Hill was the principal
speaker, delivering an address on ag
ricultural development in Minnesota.
Intelligent agriculture alone will in
crease yields, keep the soil unim
paired, reduce loan rates and keep
men on the farms, in the opinion of
Mr. Hill.
"Seasons like the present are only
breathing spaces for rectifying the er
rors of the past," he said. "The lean
years will come again. They will be
leaner than ever, unless the lessons of
experience are accepted. Men are be
ing wasted in the city who are needed
in the country. We must recognize
the farm as the cornerstone of nation
al prosperity and national character."
WILSON FORGETS POLITICS.
President-Elect Will Walk, Cycle and
Contemplate Legislation,
Hamilton, Bermuda — President-
Elect Wilson declared that he was be
ginning to forget politics. Mrs. Wil
son and the other members of the
family have been busily engaged in
unpacking.
The injury received by Mr. Wilson
in an automobile accident before the
election does not trouble him any
more. The plaster covering the
\flpand on his head came off, showing
that the abrasion had healed.
President-Elect Wilson paid an offi
cial visit to the governor general,
General Sir George M. Bullock. La
ter he had tea with the army officers.
Mr. Wilson contemplates occupying
much of his time in walking and bicy
cling and preparing for future legisla
tion.
BOSTON MAN WEDS TITLE.
Reversal of International Marriage
Rule Interests London.
London—Great interest was taken
in the marriage here of Charles Wil
kins Short, Jr., whose family comes
from Cincinnati, and the Countess
Camilla Hoyos, at Holy Trinity
church, Sloane street, as it was one of
the few instances in which an Ameri
can man has married a titled foreign
woman.
A gathering at the church com
prised many persons prominent in so
ciety, and included the Austro-Hun
garian ambassador, Count Albert
Mensdorff-Pouilly-Dietrichstein. Mr.
Short resides in Boston.
Larger Navy is Desired
Kansas City—Neither congress nor
the ordinary citizen is sufficiently con
versant with the needs of the United
States navy, declared Rear Admiral
Wainwright in an address at the an
nual banquet of the Kansas City Com
mercial club in commemoration of the
signing of the John Jay treaty. His
address was in the interest of the
Navy League of the United States.
The speaker urged that the people
seek information and use their per
sonal influence toward the improve
ment of the nation's defenses.
Problem is National One.
Washington, D. C—"There should
be no such thing as a state line in the
commercial interests of the United
States," declared Chairman Prouty,
of the Interstate Commerce commis
sion, in his address of welcome here
Thursday before the annual conven
tion of the Association of Railway
Commissioners. Judge Prouty ex
pressed a desire for harmonious rela
tions between Federal and state com
missions.
New Home Rule Resolution Patted
London—The house of commons, by
a vote of 318 to 207, adopted the new
fittal resolution of the borne role bill.
This replaces the resolution defeated
on November 18.
BIG PRIZES GO
TO HOOD RIVER
Spitzs and Yellow Newtown*
< Fust at Land Show.
PrizesJVell Distributed Through P
jcific Northwest and British Co
" lumbia—Great Interest Shown
Portland—Although honors in
25-box apple competition were divided
at the Land show, Hood River took
first and second prizes in each of th e
Spitzenberg and Yellow Newtown di~
visions, which are the two great spj
cialties of the Hood River district
Sears and Porter won first and John
Hakel second in the Spitzenberg class
Both exhibitors are among the leading
growers of the Hood River section
Harrison T. Gleason and Frank Fen
wick, both of Hood River, Wer *
awarded first and second respectively
in the Yellow Newtown division.
George T. Taylor, of Meridian, Ida
ho, won first for the best 25 boxes of
Rome Beauties, with Weatherfordfc
Monnett, of Imbler, Or., second
Carl Wodecki, of The Dalles, was
the only competitor in the Winesap
variety, and was awarded first money
His 25 boxes, the judges declared
would have been "in the running" in
the strongest kind of competition.
By making a clean sweep with their
Yellow Newtowns and Spitzenbergs,
the Hood River growers became high
ly elated. While they grow many
other kinds of apples in the Hood
River district, the orchardists there
pride themselves particularly over
their "Spitz" and Newtown varieties.
Competition was close in the Spitz
enberg class. There were eight en
tries, five of them being from Hood
River. While each individual Hood
River exhibitor was eager for a prize,
those who failed to win were satisfied
when they learned that the honors
went to their neighbors.
While the Oregon entries took many
prizes in the four-box competition,
Idaho, Washington and British Co
lumbia shared in the honors. Boise
took three first prizes, one each for
Arkansas Blacks, Ganos and Jona
thans in four-box lots. Hood River
won first with Baldwins, Ortleys, Red
Cheek Pippins, Spitzenbergs, Winter
Bananas, and Yellow Newtowns. To
Wenatchee, Wash., was given high
honors with Black Twigs, Grimes
Golden, Staymans and Winesap;,
while Lyle, Wash., scored first with
White Winter Pearmains, Imbler,
Or., with Rome Beauties, and Sum
merland, B. C, with Mclntosh.
The general quality of the exhibits
was high. Crowds attending the
show continued to show the interest
that the people of Portland and of the
neighboring Oregon and Washington
cities are taking in the exhibition.
RUSSIA AND SERVIA ARE
PREPARING FOR TROUBLE
Vienna —Rumours of a Russian mo
bilization have led to a strong anti-
Russian outburst by the Austrian
press, which accuses Russia of being
behind Servia. The Bourse was
greatly weakened on rumors of war
like preparations by Austria and Rus
sia.
London—According to the Chroni
cle's Vienna correspondent, three
classes of the Austrian reserves have
been called out. About 300,000 men,
he says, have massed around the Ser
vian frontier and equally steady prep
arations are going^forward in Galicia.
"Five large bridges spanning the
Danube here have been closely watch
ed for several days. The sentinels
have been doubled in order to prevent
any tampering with the bridges.
"During the last fortnight all tne
troops that conveniently could je
spared have been drafted toward tne
Bosnian and Russian frontier and tne
possibility of the Southern Slavs prov
ing unreliable in a war against Rusj*
by a careful redistribution of we
troops."
Coal Miners Win Strike.
Charleston, W. Va. - What is be
lieved to forecast the end of the grea
coal strike in West Virginia was an
nouced in a signed wage agreement
between the union miners and W«
cials of the National Bituminous Coal
& Coke company. The agreement
practically recognizes the union, P
vides for an increase of about ii P
cent in wages, reduces tonnagft *
mits the miners to organize, pro*
for a nine-hour day and gives tn
men now on strike preference if
should desire to return to worK.
Grey Will Not Aid Jews. ;; .
London-Sir Edward Grey,
British foreign minister, deJ"" r . 1
approach Russia with a view to w^,
ing the withdrawal of the rest rirt^
placed on British Jews in **£» :
try, on the ground that such acfo
the part of Great Britain wodd ßrit .
to the termination of the 3^'
ish treaty of commerce. *>uc" e tbei
suit, be would ; not adv^ djg .
Interests of the Jews andl would ;
advantageous to British interest
Federal Pension Advised, rf ;
- Washington, D. C.--As a wj^
the : announcement by we 250 oO
corporation that a pension o :J {
would be offered each ex-pres'O #
the United State*, a strong m°v „
it expected [in the coming **.
induwoongww to provide a I*""

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