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iinton. Mo.
oard of Dlractora: C. M Wavr, Prom.;
JuUna Albrecht, J. H. Bruim, Irna
Tor. Solomon Dlebold. Phil A. Hafnar.
Artered ta tho poatoftic at Benton. Maw.
k JS) ooeond-elaaa matter.
PubUahad avary Saturday. SubeorlpUM
artca ties par year.
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Spooning, by which la meant that
form of Affection described by the sage
Noah Webster as "acting with dem
onstrative or foolish fondness," has
been placed upon a solid and respon
sible baals In the Lynn high school.
Books on etiquette for the young usu- j
ally deprecate spooning, or omit to
mention It at all, but In this high
school boys and girls who desire to
spoon have merely to get a permit
from their parents. To be more ex- !
pllclt, the principal of the school, ob
serving some mushy scenes In the cor
ridors of the building, recently an
nounced that public lovemaktng must
stop; but he added that pupils desir
ing to spoon must bring a written per
mission from their parents. Spooning
thus is reduced to a practical work
ing basis, says the Boston Globe. If
you produce the parental permit, pre
sumably you may spoon. So girls wba
like spooning, and evidently there are
some in Lynn who do, must produce
their permit or go unloved. "Mam
ma, you haven't mads me out a spoon
ing permit yet," may be heard In the
homes of Mary. Margaret and Estelle,
while in another part of the city. Paul,
Henry and Oswald are saying. "Pa.
Just sign this spoonlug permit, before
you go downtown." When the per
mits are issued and have been O K 'd
by the principal, there will be an op
portunity for organized labor to estab
lish Spooners' Union No. 1 in Lynn.
Every other nation except Great
Britain that has opera at all bas It in
its native tongue. France. Spain.
Italy, Germany and even Russia have
the masterpieces of music sung in
words Intelligible to the people that
hear them. Only we that speak Eng
lish are content to listen to songs we
do not understand and to follow emo
tions that might as well be rendered
In pantomime. The assertion that
English Is not a singing language was
born either of ignorance or of lmpu
dence, says the New York World. Our
language contains some of the most
beautiful songs in the world, and some
of the greatest of singers have delight
ed to render them. Any opera singer
could surely learn to sing English as
easily as Russian
The first case of stealing an aero
plane occurred the other day at the
Puchem aerodrome at Munich. When
the pilot, Belat. arrived in the morn
ing he found that some one had brok
en into his hangar and that the mono
plane was missing. On Inquiry he
found that several persons in the
neighborhood had heard the noise
of a motor about 2 o'clock In the
morning. Apparently some enterpris
ing pilot had flown away with the
machine. In the suburbs of Munich
policemen were kept busy scanning
the horizon in search of the flyer. Up
to the present the machine has not
been recovered.
For centuries before Marconi wire
less telegraph was known the mys
tery of swift communication has puz
zled many civilized explorers of bar
barian regions. In the heart of Afri
ca a missionary discovered the method
of hollowing a large gourd, which was
then dried, and round It was stretched
the skin of a kid. hard and thin as
parchment. Beaten with a padded
drumstick this instrument gives a
sound which can be heard eight miles
away. And each village contains the
expert who can tap the message and
send it on.
The specialists In tuberculosis, re
porting to the French Academy of Scl
ences, declare that as long as a man
etalns one-sixth of the lung cape city
with which he Is endowed by nature,
his vitality remalnu unimpaired.
This is to be noted as encouragement
for victims of consumption. As long
as one-third of the original tract of the
lungs remains, there is a chance that
cicatrices may form and the wounds
of the disease may heal, and this one
third will constitute lung capacity suf
ficient for the patient to do business
upon to the end of a Ions, life.
If It Is to become the fixed custom
for the women to born their hats
when they gain the suffrage, a ques
tion arises which may affect mascu
line votes. Of course the burning ol
hats involves the purchase of new
hats. Will the tyrant man be allowed
to continue his time-honored custom
of drawing checks to pay for the new
hat, or will the newly enfranchised
citizens scorn that dependence, and
furnish the new millinery themselves
A dog with an eel In its mouth che
ated a panic In the barroom of a New
York hotel, men yelling and fleeing,
for their lives. This furnishes tine
material for retort by the woman who
la ridiculed because she runs from a
A Denver professor says the world
would bo In an awful fix If all went to
college. Sure, there'd be no self-made
millionaires left then to endow the
A Now York manicure says thai
young women with long fingernail?
make tho boat wives, thus unconscl
OMly tinflng bar own bualneaj.
Tho pric.ee of sandwiches .in Wash
are going up in order to in sun
tting to tho Inaugural),
Igejfeasi fc food
Wslton and Bowers Stand
Alons In
Objecting to Resolution Provid
ing for 168 Employes to Cost
Approximately 938,375.
Jefferson City, Missouri. The sec
ond day's session of Um Missouri gen
era! assembly was an informal affair,
in which the 113 Democrats selected
the officers for the house and senate.
No change was made from the caucus
In the senate the Republicans
placed Senator A. E. L. Gardner
against Francis M. Wilson, but on
all other offices voted for the Demo
cratic candidates. J. H. Sommerville
of Mercer, the lone Progressive repre
sentative, refused to vote for any can
didate. In the senate a committee of seven
was appointed to have charge of the
inaugural ceremonies next Monday.
As a starter. Senator Casey ordered
3.000 roses for the occasion. The
members of the committee are Sen
ators Casey. Goodson. Buford. Rog
ers. Hawkins, Warner and Cates.
In a short speech. Speaker Hull
promised the members he would do
his best to be. Impartial In his rulings
and that he would not be a partisan.
In any form while presiding over the
Hull then appointed seven repre
sentatives to BCl with the senate com
mittee on the Inauguration csre mo
nies. On the committee are Repre
sentatives Walton. Dumm. Overall.
Watson, Welllford. Remmers and Vltt,
Tie: Over Appointment.
The Democratic caucus for the se-
lectio:, of party Dominations for offi
cers of the house, was one of the most
turbulent scenes In that body for
years. It all occurred over the posl- i
lion of folder Of the house, in which
strop.;: plea by C. M. Hay of Fulton,
who is regarded as ihe dry leader in
the house, was the disturbing ele-
The Democrat! added several clerks
to 'he pay roll and brought down the
denunciation of one of their members.
It S. Walton of Howard county. Wal
ton declared he would take the right
over -lie .xtra clerks before tlu house
.lames H. Hull had been unanimous
ly agreed upon as the party candidate
for speaker, and the list of candidates
had been almost weeded out when the
position of folder was taken up. The
names of four young women were pre
sented. Widow's Daughter Gets Place.
The names were those of Miss
Mayme Moloney, daughter of Repre
sentative John J Moroney of St.
Louill Miss Susie Vandiver of Macon
county, Miss Mayme Sl.ide of Gentry
county, and Msr Nettie Austin of
Hannibal. Just as the call of the roll
was concluded Hay got the floor In
behalf of Miss Vandiver. declaring she
was die 17-year-old daughter of a wid
owed mother with five children.
At the end of the first ballot the
clerk announced the vote as Moroney
50, Vandiver 23. Slade 25 and Austin
14. He hardly had announced the re
sult when a member well down in
front jumped up with a challenge of
the vote, declaring there were more
votes cast than there were voles in
the hall. E. C Orr of Livingston, who
was chairman of the caucus, ordered
the clerks to cast the total. When
they had completed their work, he de
clared the fact as brought out by the
member to be true.
A rule had been adopted that the
lowest name should M dropped utter
each ballot, but Orr ruled that the
four names should be submitted with
out dropping any one. The second
ballot resulted in a total of 114 bal
lots, or one more than there were in
the house.
Wins on Fourth Ballot.
On the fourth ballot Miss Vandiver
run way ahead. This ballot resulted:
Moroney, 47, and Vandiver, 00. Miss
Vandiver was declared the nominee
by Chairman Orr.
The lace of folder pays only $4 a
day, and the duties are merely those
of a clerk, but the light in the caucus,
according to the leaders, will be heard
throughout the session of the legisla
ture. With the defeat of Miss Moro
ney, St. Louis was turned down with
out the election of a single candidate.
$1,000 s Day for Clerks,
i Tie pay for the clerks In the forty
seventh assembly alone will run more
than $1,000 a day. The coBt of the
I 169 clerks authorized by the house
will be $548.50 a day, a total of $38,
395 for the 70 days of the session. It
Distinguishing Names.
"In a certain Swiss valley," writes
a traveler, "family after family there
bears the same name Treusch all
relationship being lost in antiquity.
So, to distinguish the guides, they
must be known you may see it in
Baedeker us Joseph Treusch the Red
and .'oeeph Treusch the Black.
Her Fault.
; "Jennie is very careless about her
I "How so?"
I "She's always losing it."
Daily Thought.
Such as are thy habitual thoughts,
such also will be the character ot thy
mind, for the soul la dyed by its
thoughts. MarcuB Aurellus.
"We can't stay here."
"Why not, dear?"
"How can we de light housekeeping
in such a dark flat?"
"Pop, why do they call a man a
pinhead?" "Because when he at
tempts tp penetrate any Idea his hend
won't let him go very far."
has been the practice of the legisla
ture to add clerks by resolution as
the session progresses, if this Is done,
ths increase per day will amount to
$3.50 for each clerk, or 92 for each
member of the doorkeeper's force.
Four Lobbyists for Trainmen.
Four members of the Brotherhood
of Railway Trainmen filed as legisla
tive lobbyists with the secretary of
state. They are to work f r the pas
sage of laws beneficial to railway em
ployes. Tho lobbyists are H. Pfleffer,
St. Louis; W. J. Thelen, Sedalla; J.
A. Phillips. St. LOUtS) ('. O. Bratting
ham, Rldon.
Lieutenant-Governor Gmellch Presides
In the Senate Temporary Offi
cers Are Selected Democrats
Have Big Majority.
Jefferson City, Mo There wat
not one absentee when the forty-seventh
general assembly came Into life
The opening ceremonies were short
and after a temporary organization
was perfected the senate and houst
adjourned for the day.
Secretary of State Cornelius Roach
started the house, and Lleut.-Gov. Ja
cob F. Gmellch the senate. After the
temporary officers were selected all
members of the house and the new
members of he senate were sworn in.
Chief Justice Henry Lamm of the su
preme COUrt administered the oath to
the represfciilatves and Justice W. W.
Graves to the senators.
The Republicans made no nomina
tions lor temporary oft leers.
The temporary officers in the sen
ate are: Secretary, W. A. Norman.
Oregon county; assistant secretary.
A D. Gresham. Platte ; chaplain. Rev.
W. J. Hardesty, Montgomery: door
keeper. J. E. Ragland. Lafayette; ser-geant-ut-urms.
H. F. Foster. Monroe;
official reporter, U. A. McBride. John
son. In the house the following tempo
rary officials were elected: Speaker,
Sterling H. McCarty. I'emiseot; chief
clerk, Omar D. Gray. Boone; door
keeper. O. H. Cook, Madison; sergeant-at-arms.
T. A. Caldwell, Bollinger.
113 Democrats in House.
There are 142 seats in the new
house of representatives. The 113
Democrats occupy the north Motion of
the hall and the 28 Republicans and
one Progressive a corner in the south- i
orn section. Representative J, M. '
Bowers of Wayne county had threat- 1
tenet', trouble by Introducing a resolu
tlon calling for the rejection of the
temporary capltol building, but decid- J
ed to withhold his attack,
As soon as the permanent organiza
tion is perfected in th two houses,
messages will be interchanged and
the senate and house will hold a joint
meeting to receive and canvass the
election returns on the state officials.
As soon as this Is completed, It is the
custom to name a joint committee to
wait on the governor and inform him
the two bouses are organized and
ready to receive his message. This
ll followed by the reading of the gov
ernor's message and adjournment to
the next day.
Introduction of bills is started, as
rule, as soon as the message from
the governor is disposed of.
Contest Is Threatened.
Then is a bare possibility the Dem
DC ratio majority will be Increased by
one as a result of a contest threatened
from Ste. Genevieve, where William
R. Wilder, a son of Beer Inspector W.
W. Wilder, was elected over P. H.
Coffmann, a Democrat, arrived with
the intention of entering a contest.
"The law requires that members
shall be 24 yars of age." he declared,
"and Wilder will not be of age until
February 23."
None of the Democrats take the
contest seriously, because it Is based
on suth trivial grounds.
It requires only 72 votes to pass a
bill, and 85 to pass an emergency
clause. With their large majority the
Democrat will be able to pass any
thing they want, and there would be
no excuse for turning down Wilder
merely because of his age.
Constitutional Convention Sought.
Jefferson City. Mo. A resolution
for a constitutional convention and for
ihe celebration of the completion of
the Keokuk power dam will be sub
mitted to the legislature. Sidney J.
Rov. secretary of the Hannibal Com
mercial Club, arrived in Jefferson City
to urge the latter. As secretary of
the Missouri League of Municipalities,
he also will ask for the constitutional
The idea for the dam celebration
has not been worked out d"tlnitely.
It is planned to hold the celebration
early next August, and to call on the
legislatures of Missouri, Illinois and
Iowa for small appropriations of about
$5,000 to $10,000 each.
The plan originated with the citi
zens of Keokuk and Hannibal. Gov
ernors of the three states have re
quested President-e'ect Wilson to be
present on the occasion. It '.s ex
pected that the celebration will last
several days.
"My husband is always cracking up
! the virtues of his firs.t wife." said Mrs.
Hlnkley, with a sign. Though as a
matter of fact they got on very
"Perhaps he understands her bettei
now that she has been translated,"
said Mrs. Wiggs. Harper's Weekly.
Retort Matrimonial.
He You spend too much iu puffs
for your hair.
She And you do the same in puffs
for your cigarettes.
Its Place.
"Where ought one to keep his cold
"Where particularly?"
"In the snow bankE, of course."
"What did your new home cost
"The plans called for $i0,000."
"That Isn't what I uskcil you."
The queer thing to a onian about
politics is how men don't have-to. buy
new hats to wear at the! nuetlngi-.
New York Press.
Militant Paction Said to Be Preparing
Exciting Time for Members
Liberals Wrathy at Treat
ment of Premier.
London. When the franchise re
form bill comes up In the British par
liament shortly, the members of the
house of commons will find all the ap
proaches to the chamber picketed by
actresses and other supporters of the
movement in favor of votes for
Throughout the entire debate day
and night women intend to be pres
ent in strength and to buttonhole the
members of the house as they pass
In and out.
The Actresses Franchise Lague,
which is organizing the movement,
has called for the help of all similar
organizations in making a peaceful
demonstration in support of an
amendment to the bill intended to
give suffrage to women.
At present the suffragists have a
bare majority In the house of com
mons, If all those favoring woman
suffrage vote for the measure.
Militant Tactics Lose Many Votes.
It Is understood, however, that
many of them have withdrawn their
support because of the methods adopt
ed by the militants. A large number
of Liberals who are in favor of suf
frage for women will not vote for It
now on account of Premier Asquith's
opposition to the movement, and also
because of the way he has been treat
ed by the militants.
Should those members of the house
of commons who favor woman suf
frage succeed In having the word
'male" eliminated from the bill, three
alternative proposals will be made u
include women.
The only nmendment which will re
ceive serious consideration, is that
which proposes introducing the Nor
wegian system Into England. This
system gives the votes to women
householders and the wives of elect
ors. As most of the women house
holders are of the well-off classes,
and all the workingmen are electors,
the amendment would, it Is consid
ered, fairly distribute the vote among
all classes.
Panther Is at Cape Cruz.
Washington. The naval supply ship
Panther, which reported from (Juau
tanamo lute Friday, has proceeded to
Cape Cruz on the southern coast of
Cuba, and will be on duty for the tor
pedo practice to be held In the gulf
of Guachannbo, as a part of the win
ter maneuvers of the Atlantic fleet.
Boat Blows Up. 18 Killed.
Mobile, Ala. Results of the search
for victims of a boiler explosion on
the Tomblgbee river steamer James
T. Staples indicated the death toll
would be larger than known hereto
fore. Seven persons are known to
have been killed. Of the 11 missing,
it is believed all are dead.
Wheeling Is Flood Bound.
Wheeling. W. Va. Wheeling la
flood bound. The crest of the flood,
which passed Pittsburg, reached here,
marooned 8.000 families in their
homes, stopped all street car and rail
road traffic, cut off the city's gas sup
ply and caused inestimable suffering
and property damage.
Mother Gives Life to Save Son.
Greenville. Ill Mrs. Mallle Royer
iied from burns received In saving
her .6-year-old son Leon from burn
ing to death. The boy got a coal oil
.an and poured a part of its contents
into a hot stove. An explosion fol
lowed and the boy's clothing waa
Four Girl Bandits.
Denver. There were no tears In
the eyes of four girls, ranging In ago
from 8 to 10 years, who stood before
Judge Lindsey of the juvenile court
and confessed defiantly to being mem
bers of a band of "child bandits."
Frost Prevention to Be Studied.
Washington. Representative Raker
of California introduced a bill that
would appropriate $100,000 to Inves
tigate and perfect a system of frost
' provention in the citrus and deciduous
fruit regions of the United States.
Pat Crow Again Ejected.
Dubuque, la. Pat Crow, kidnaper
of Eddie Cndahy, In police court here,
charged with drunkenness, waa
ordered out of town.
Militia to Fight Moonshiners.
Raleigh, N. C Militia has been or--iered
out to assist in the capture of
moonshiners who are entrenched In
the fastnesses of the Blue Ridge
mountains and who are defying the
Woman Recorder Refuses to Quit.
Park City. Utah. Mrs. Mamie M.
Holland, the local city recorder,
whose accounts were found short, baa
reimbursed the city to the amount of
her shortages but refused to resign,
ittying she "did not have to."
Banker Robin Sentenced.
New York. Joseph G. Robin, sky
oeket financier, was sentenced to
erve one year in the penitentiary at
'Jlackwt it's Island for the larceny of
$27,000 from the Washington Savlnga
bank, of which he was an officer.
Permit for Suffrage Parade.
Washington. Permission was grnnt
;d by the authorities of the District
f Columbia for the woman's aufirape
oarade March 3. Appro clmately 10,-.
)00 women, It Is expected, will taka
part In the oaaeant.
Red Cross Workers Allowed to Enter
Under Bulgar Escort Porte to
Recall Delegates Within
a Week, Report
London. Official news received by
the Bulgarian delegation describes the
situation at Adrianople as desperate.
Several soldiers who deserted and
succeeded In reaching the headquar
ters of the allies say the town is in
Its last stage.
Provisions are so scarce that the
military authorities have requisitioned
all the food possessed, even by pri
vate Individuals, and are making only
one distribution, consisting of a half
ration dally.
The conditions have been rendered
graver by the great number of sick,
who overflow the hospitals, where the
attendance Is inadequate. The Bulga
rians have allowed medicines and Red
Cross workers to enter, under the ea
cort of a Bulgarian detachment.
Ready to Cede Adrianople.
It is said that Constantinople hsa
: accepted the vlewB of Rechad Paaha.
who recently asked to be permitted to
' reconvoke the conference. The dlffl
t culty now lies in the determination of
I the allies not to participate unless
j they are informed in advance what
Turkey Intends to propose. They do
not wish to revive the discussion of
unacceptable terms, but desire to have
It as a certainty that Turkey is ready
j to cede Adrianople. after which it will
: be possible to discuss the frontier
; line, which must leave that town In
the hands of the allies.
Sultan May Recall Peace Envoys.
Constantinople. The Porte, accord-
ing to Official announcement, has sent
S circular to the Turkish ambassadors
abroad, intimating that unless the al
lies accept Turkey's peace proposals
by the end of the week, the Ottoman j
delegates will be invited to return to i
Constantinople Immediately.
The foreign ambassadors conferred
(Or two hours at the Austrian embas
sy and agreed upon the form of repre
sentations to be addressed to the
Porte conc?rning the cession of Adrl
SAOpIS. The task has been Intrusted
to the Austrian ambassador. Count de
Pallavlcinl, as dean of the diplomatic
corps. ,
Justice Holmes Not to Resign.
Washington. Associate Justice Oli
ver Wendell Holmes of the United
States supreme court, when asked
about a report that he intended to re- i
sign soon after March 4. made the fo!- j
lowing statement: "I have made no!
statement of any such Intention to
any one. I have not entertnled the j
idea nor troubled myself on the sub-1
Lumber Men Are Enjoined.
New York. The government's peti
tion for a permanent Injunction
against the Eastern States Retail
l Lumber Dealers' association, alleged
to be a combination in restraint ol
, trade, was granted by the federal dis.
trict court.
New Governor in Nebraska.
Lincoln, Neb. John N. Morehead I
I was Inaugurated governor of Nebras- !
; ka in the presence of a large assem- j
1 blage from all parts of the state. Ths
new governor is a Democrat and suc
ceeds Chester H. Aldrich, a Republi
can. Seek Girl of Mystery.
Washington. Joseph Oates, aged
35, of Wlnthrop, Md.. is dying In a lo
cal hospital, where he was taken from
a downtown hotel, suffering from the
effects ot a poison, and the police are
seeking for a mysterious woman who
was with him.
$200,000 Theater Burns.
Mobile, Ala. Fire totally destroyed
the Mobile theater. In fighting the
$200,000 blaze. Fireman Joseph Sedera
was killed and Fireman James Stan
ton and Robert Snyder probubly fatal
ly Injured.
Bodies of Burned Miners Found.
Bingham. Utah. The bodies of Ev
erett Squires and an unidentified min
er were recovered from the pile of de
bris in the Jordan mine, where they
wereurled by a cave-in for 45 hours.
Japanese Coronation In 1914.
Tokio. It is authoritatively stated
that the coronation of the emperor
will take place at Kyoto in the au
tumn of 1914.
Leavenworth Inquiry Begun.
Leavenworth, Kas. Maj. Henry Le
onard, United States marine corps, re
tired, arrived at the United States
penitentiary here to begin an investi
gation of the prison ordered by Attor
ney General Wickersham.
Spain to Be Represented at Vatican.
Madrid. Count Alvaro de Romann
ones, the premier, has announced that
the government had decided to re
sume formal relations with the Vat
ican. The cabinet is now engaged In
selecting an ambassador.
Congress Clerk Pound Dead.
New York. C. L. Swords, clerk of
the folding room in the house of rep
resentatives at Washington, was found
dead in a lodging house under condi
tions which led the police to start an
Democrats Rule Connecticut.
Hartford, Conn. With the inaugu
ration of Gov. Simeon E. Baldwin for
a second term, the state . administra
tion passed from the Republicans to
the Democrats for the first time In
many years.
Paint Rubbad Off and Plates Red With
Rust, Giant Ship Docks Aftsr
Trip Filled With Terror,
Three Days Overdue.
New York. Another story of the
great storm was brought to port when
the Cunard liner Carmanla, three daya
overdue, noaed In through the fog,
battered by wind and sea, all her
paint rubbed off, her plates rusty red
and her white deckhouse a stained
amudge of dirty gray.
OapL J. C. Barr and his officers
were unanimous In declaring they ex
perienced the wildest day they have
ever known at sea.
Bo terrific was the manner In which
the huge seas tossed and twirled the
big liner around that the women pas
sengers knelt and prayed, while their
men companions tried to reassure
them with words they scarcely be
lieved themselves.
Meets Hurricane Two Days Out
The Carmanla hit the full brunt of
the big hurricane two days out of Liv
erpool. The next day it was so bad
that the passengers were ordered to
remain below decks. The following
day was worse.
Even those passengers who had
taken to their berths from seasick
ness became so frightened that they
forgot to be sick and scrambled out
to Join their terrified companions.
At noon the liner lifted the crest of
a huge comber, was turned half
around by the force of the gale and
sank In the trough of the sea. She
keeled to an angle of 50 degrees, and,
Capt. Barr admitted afterward, ap
peared about to turn turtle.
Everything below decks was over
turned, and the passengers hurled into
heaps on the floor. The lunch in the
galleys was scattered all over the
place and nothing but sandwiches was
served all the rest of the day. After
that the wealther steadily improved.
33 Are Injured in Wreck.
Lafayette, . Ind. One person was
killed, three probably fatally injured
and 33 hut when six cars on a passen
ger train of the Big Four jumped tha
track at Stockwell. A wheel on tho
bngcage car broke, throwing that car,
the smoker, day coach, the diner and
two Pullmans into a ditch.
Taft Recommends Economy.
Washington. How Uncle Sam can
save millions of dollars annually
through administrative reforms rec
ommended by the economy and effi
ciency commission, was pointed out
by President Taft In a special mes
sage to congress transmitting the an
nual report of the commission.
Tragedy Remains a Mystery.
Paris, 111. Police ae unable to de
cide whether the deaths of William
Moss, Jr., and wife were due to mur
der and suicide or a double murder.
The body of the woman was found in
the front yard of the Moss home.
Moss' body was found on a pile of
gain sacks in a buggy shed.
Parcel Post by Aeroplane.
Boston. Wings for the parcel post
have been provided here with the offi
cial commission granted to Harry M.
Jones, as the first pacel post carrier
by aeroplane. He proposes to start
for New York with 25 pounds of mall
Museum In Rome Collapses.
Rome. Nine persons were killed
and 11 injured seriously by the col
lapse of the national industrial mu
seum. The foundations of the mu
seum were weakened by the excava
tion for the basement of a new build
ing adjoining it.
Good Roads Exhibit at Show.
New York. As a feature of the au
tomobile show in Madison Square Gar
den and Grant Palace, there is a good
roads exhibit. It was made by the
office of public roads, department of
Murders Man fo $2.
New York. Thomas Gannon, who
received $2 from Frederick Spence for
killing Christopher Larsen. was sen
tenced to 12 years in prison.
Boys Attacked by Coyotes.
Trinidad, Colo. A Scotch colllo
saved the lives of two masters, Louis
and Samuel Salvorno, 10 and 12 years
old, respectively, who were attacked
by three hunger-crazed coyotes on the
snow covered plains.
31 Drown in Pacific.
Astoria, Ore. The oil tank steam
ship RoBecrans, Capt. L. F. Johnson,
from Monterey, Cal., for Portland!
Ore., which ran aground on Peacock
Spit while crossing into the Columbia
river 'during a 55-mile gale, was lost
with 31 members of her crew of 34.
Daughter of John Redmond Marries.
London. Max Green, chairman of
the Irish prisons board, married Mlas
Johanna Redmond, youngest daughter
ot John E. Redmond, leader of the
Irish Nationalist party.
John Wesley's Diary Found.
London. The Chronicle announces
the discovery of interesting manu
scripts of John Wesley amon- the
archives of Wesleyan headquarters in
London. These include many letters
and a diary of the last ten years ct
Wesley's life.
Chippewa' Chief, 115, Dies.
Superior, Wis. Chief Pussaf!s3,
claimed to have been 115 years old, a
Chippewa, who has been one of the in
teresting characters of Solon Sprin
ter the last 20 years, la dead.
Congressional Notes 1
committee on rivers ant
harbor, ha. referred to a subcommH.
tee the proposition - "rr Vnm,
diction 01 me "''"'" -- - .
" .. r north as Rock Island,
HL Advocates of the change e
pressed themselves greatly encour
aged over the outlook. Representa
tive Romberg of East St. Louie,
who introduced the bill, said the prop
ositon would be Inserted in the rive
and harbor bill. .
A system of deferred rebates gran,
ed by the ao-called "ship combination
to shippers who deal exclusively with)
its members was described to the
. i , nAMmllfaA nw
house mercnant manuo ww-j
a representative of a firm who haQ
received rebates for four years.
Congress was asked In a special
message from the president to appro
priate $250,000 for continuing the toi
vestlgation of the commission on econ
omy and efficiency into the executive
departments of the government.
The chemical schedule of the re
vised tariff legislation to be enacted
by the coming extra session of con.
gress was closed so far as publio
hearings are concerned.
A plea for the encouragement of
rifle practice among schoolboys of,
America was made by Lieut Gen,
John C. Bates, Vnlted States army,
retired, on the occasion of his retire
ment from the presidency of the Na
tional Rifle ossoclation of Omaha.
Seeking to evolve a now currency
system plan to be recommended to
congress as a substitute for the one
proposed by the national monetary
commission, a subcommittee of tho
house committee on banking and cur.
rency began t series of public hear
ings that probabiy will continue 3ev.
eral weeks.
Federal appropriation of $2'.'00,000
! posed In a bill offered by Senator
I Swanson. The act would apportion
the money among the states accord
j ing to population and mileage of post
roads. It is provided that In every
I instance the states shall pay one-half
' the cost of construction.
Notice of contest against Repre
! sentative Francis Burton Harrison'i
: re-election from the Twentieth New
' York district was filed with the clerk
of the house by Julius H. Reiter, who
alleges "fraud and trickery."
The situation is such in the senate
as to render it certain that neither
i Ferdinand C. Schwedtmann ot St.
I Louis nor any of the other eight mem-
bers of the federal industrial commie,
slon appointed by President Taft will
serve in that capacity unless the ap
pointments are approved and sent to
; the senate again after Woodrow Wil
son becomes president.
I President Taft is willing to submit
to arbitration the questions at issue
' between Great Britain and the United
! States over Panama canal tolls, but
ho does not favor arbitration by tha
Hague tribunal,
i President Taft renominated Charlea
P. Nelll to be commissioner of labor.
That the American Indian should
I be released as soon as possible from
the paternal care of the United Statee
government is the advice in the an
nual report from the bureau of Indian
affairs submitted to Secretary of tha
Interior Fisher by Robert G. Valen
tine, until recently commissioner.
Senator Bristow Introduced a bill
for an Industrial commission to con
trol corporations and with power sim
ilar to that of the interstate commerce,
The house ways and means commit
: tee began tariff revision heatings, lis
j tenlng to manufacturers' objections
! to reduction on chemicals.
Robert W. Woo'.ley, who compiled
and edited the Democratic text-boob
I for 1912, is being urged by some Dem
ocratlc senators for secretary of the
j senate after March 4, to succeed
; Charles G. Bennett of New York. Mr,
i Wooiley is a former Washington newgi
paper correspondent.
: Republican members of the house
j committee which investigated chargea
j against Robert G. Valentine, formerly
commissioner of Indian affairs, tiled a
i minority report sustaining Mr. Vaien-
tine's actions.
I Favorable report on President Tait'a
reappointment of Edgar E. Clark ol
i Iowa to another term on the Inters ate
commerce commission was ordered by
j the senate committee before which
me nomination has been pending.
The return of Senator Kenyon of Iowa
will be awaited before the nomination
Is called up in the senate. The fa
vorable action of the senate is not as
sured, however, until the general IJeuj.
ocratlc plan on the Taft appotntmenta
is regulated.
Nominations sent to the senate by
President Taft included the follov. ng
reappointment: Jesse W. Freeman ta
be receiver of public moneys at liar
rlson. Ark.
The restoration of the army canteen
and enactment of legislation for the
elimination from the United Statei
army of unfit officers are among the
principal recommendations of Mai
Gen. Leonard Wood, chief of staff la
his annual report.
President Taft, 0 a ipM(a messag.
to congress, recommended the repeal
of the act of congress, passed more
than a year ago, prohibiting for five
r.eor'ts.ahnedkillins of seais - w!
Before the house committee on ej
penditures in the treasury rtepart.
ment A. F. Peeples, an expert in ,h,
banking and currency division of he
reasury department, asserted that 5
the government hay been chargin 2
per cent interest since LSS6 o ml
moneys in government depositories!
SUSS wouM tav "SR
hum3,? S1t'Ui8,1C8 0f th PP
atlon of continental United Sta en
Kry" ltrSUrZ at;JM9C'00 Jan
uary 2, 191. Thi8 figu,.e
the treasury department experts ij
determining ,nat tne (oU, on
In circulation in the country on has
date was $3,350,727,580. The amoun!
Per capita was $34.72. "mount
The Panama canal controversy with,
Great Britain will be advanced ann
stage in ,ew days w?,n ,eTD
Srdw1"1! 8Ul,eS " 2
Sir Edward Greys note of protest ft
iB now expected the re pi TU i
handed to Ambassador Bryc, EL

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