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Ing neither icy blasts or rainfall, and
then beat the quarry at his own game
of hide and seek.
The best regulated hunting camp,
(There genial men meet annually to
hunt, is Deerfoot Lodge, in the finest
and most varied tract of forest that
Adorns the good state of Michigan.
The 70,000 acres on which grow every
kind of timber known to the northern
woodsman is made up of hill and val
ley, lake and stream, swale and
swamp Grand pines, majestic hem
locks, sturdy elms, birches, beech and
spruce tower like giants while the
modest fir and other thicket growths
All in Cedar and tapering tamaracks
cover the trackless swamps in which
deer, wolves, bears, lynx and beaver
seek homes and safety, making a dan
gerous but well supplied hunting
ground for those who have the spirit,
patience and endurance to enter in
search of game.
All Deerfooters are skilled hunters,
crack shots and charming men to
meet The Lodge is widely known
and noted for the hospitality of the
sterling men who own it and whose
successful lives are models for young
men, for they are earnest, upright,
fearless, broad cultured, manly men
whom it is an honor to know.
For several years the writer has
been an inmate of Deerfoot during the
hunting season and his esteem for the
stalwart boss, the genial Judge and
the benign skipper who are the own
ers and presiding geniuses, Is beyond
a lingual picture.
The season of 1908 is memorable for
the mild, foggy and rainy days which
added to the hunter's work, but it
was in no wise a deterrent. All hunt
ed and all were satisfied, because
sport and not slaughter, nor a bag
reaching the law limit is the object of
any Deerfooter.
Some time during 1886, a fawn
wabbly on his legs, stood beside his
mother wondering at everything
about him. surely he was in the
midst of strange surroundings and
curious to make discoveries and know
something of them The watchful doe
alert and proud, as mothers are of
their offspring, then and there began
the education of the weak and wabblv
creature which was to become the rul
er of a domain, a czar brooking no
rival, a mighty antagonist before who«A
rushes all bucks learned to flee \Z A
the ways of "Black Wolf Swamp.'The whei°p
ing place of the fierce gray wolf Jt
majesty and the confhfenTe xkZfn mYny
successful battles. many
It was when the first spikes grew that were
he beginning of the grand crown of antlers
o^hiff°nrned !,
I a
Oat lisfilhT"™*
3 0 ad
that his fighting blood began to course through
his veins The first battle may have gone
against him, but he never hesitated to engage
others, until he won, and then he had bS
come a prince of the forest, wearing a crown
of several sp kes, eager to assert his,pow!r
Thus the early years of BroadhoruT were
passed Each year the crown grew larger, his
muscles were like spring steel, his sinews like
tough brass, the bucks which dared to contest
with him were few and soon put to rout Then
his royal spirit was ln full sway. He had
learned that the wolf pack might be evaded as
he had often done, by wading along the shore
of Deerheart lake, or down a running stream
toward the desolate wolf hills, but there was
an alert, persistent, a strange moving creat
ure, who watched and waited and pursued him
once each year. This creature was two-legged
and carried something that spoke with a
vicious crack, and he had often heard the
whizz of something that was spit out by this
strange speaking thing as It came too close to
be safe, perhaps, and with a defiant snort
plunged into the almost Impenetrable swamp
to safety
So he began making "Black Wolf Swamp"
his dominion had fought and conquered all the
bucks which were in it or after dared to ven
ture. Here his harem was gathered. Here he
was the unrelenting, unmerciful czar who ruled
by right of might, and with such forceful sway
that two or three wolves dared not attack him,
and the wary pack were never able to gather
upon him in force to pull him down Broad
horns, whose crown of 22 points, whose un
daunted courage, whose fierce battles and
whose successions of victories, had made him
a majestic creature and a hunter's most
worthy trophy, was at the height of his power
and grandeur.
At this period ln the career of the czar he
was sighted early ln the morning on the slope
of a hill near the edge of his great swampy
empire, and with him a large beautiful doe.
The distance was long, the czar was quick and
before the gun could be raised, with a defiant
snort he plunged into the thick swamp, where
for the first time he was to engage in a duel
resulting in his death.
"Black Wolf Swamp" rarely, If ever, entered
by men before, was Invaded by a new foe,
whose patience, silent movements, unwearying
Writer Has Pleasant Memories of the
Well-Stocked Barrel of His
It and its companions were stored
ln the dark, cool cellar—whose con
fines thereupon grew savory with the
illusive aroma of ripe orchards. A
section of the head was pried up and,
4«a and night &* faithful barrel re-
step by step progress, excelled the fierce wolf
or any enemy known to Broadhorns, and the
battle royal for life was on. It was a long,
weary day for the hunter, and must have been
for the hunted. Several times during that day
of pursuit, of hide and seek, wary, valiant old
Broadhorns gave evidence that he was aware
of and alertly avoiding the relentless pursuer,
by a sharp shrill snort with its note of surprise
and defiance. Darkness fell and the hunter,
weary but confident, worked his tedious way
back to camp and the czar went browsing dur
ing the night as the hunter slept.
Long before rosy dawn began to drive black
robed night away, the rested hunter was hur
rying to reach the czar's domain to resume the
duel begun the day before As he came to the
edge of the swamp, just as the light of day
was breaking, Broadhorns gave a fierce snort
of surprise and plunged recklessly ln among
the thick growth of cedars. The strange
creature who had wearied him the day before
had come back. He had come very close, but
a gust of wind betrayed him and gave the
czar his chance to keep cover and flee. Now
a royal crown was endangered, the glory of
unopposed rule was to be preserved, but not in
open fight, for the thing of vicious crack, that
sent a whistling thing close and cut the bushes
about him, was in sight, borne by the two
legged foe. So Broadhorns swiftly sought one
of his vantage points and waited, and so the
untiring, silent, step by step pursuit began
again. Several times during the day, the in
visible czar gave his snort of defiance that told
the hunter how near he had come to the prize,
only to lose it. The sunset of that day left
the hunter no further hope of taking a crown
and dethroning the haughty autocrat of the
swamp. Once more could Broadhorns move
among his kind, a proud, unconquered and un
daunted ruler. He was weary and sought a
place to rest before going out to the hard wood
hills to browse. Life was becoming strenuous
and for the first time he felt qualm of fear.
Had he outwitted his pursuer?
That night after a superb dinner from a fine
saddle of venison, the hunters of Deerfoot
Lodge discussed Broadhorns and the conclu
sion was reached that pursuit by oae would
give the czar a weary day only, but if two
worked his domain together his august roy-„
alty might become more weary, confusion re-*
suit and a shot by one or the other end a long
and rigorous rule in "Black Wolf Swamp," and
win the grand crown the czar so proudly bore
and defiantly shook at his pursuers from a safe
distance. So it was arranged that the boss,
whose skill, experience, endurance and persist
ency had won many a trophy, should accom
pany Sunny Jim and give the plucky ruler of
the great dark swamp the final battle of his
long and turbulent life. It was not light enough
sponded to the unremitting tapping.
There was no stinting of apples ln
those days. "Eat an apple aday and
you'll never be sick." was a favorite
expression and we children were
privileged to visit the barrel as fre
quently as we were inclined. When
we got home from school we rushed
for the apple barrel after we had
been home a little while, we went to
the barrel again and when we left on
an errand or schoolward bound, we
munched our way along the street,
generously distributing "bites" and
cores among covetous companions.
It was a comfortable feeling that
to have the apple barrel, ample and
ready, awaiting our pleasure in the
cellar—our cellar. A dish of the
apples usually was sitting on the ta
ble upstairs and when mother or the
girl or other elder members of the
family descended, at night, to the bar
rel, to replenish the supply thus kept
handy above, they bore a lamn. How-
to see each other ten feet
apart when the two hunt
ers reached the kingdom
of Broadhorns next morn
ing Separating as they
entered the dark and tan
gled cedar jungle there be
gun a silent, strenuous
search for the wild prize.
Steps were taken with
such care and so slowly
that not a twig cracked.
Though not over 25 yards
part, the hunters were not
in sight of each other dur
ing the tedious hours that
passed. It was less than
40 minutes after entering
the dark abode of Broad
horns that his sharp snort
of defiance told the pur
suers their presence was
known. The hunt did not
relax for an instant for
now the czar's many and
devious runways were
known so that he must
keep moving, vigilant of ear, nostril and eye or
his reign would be ended. For the first time
he was followed by a foe that could not be
eluded, that was tireless, crafty and seemed to
be ln two places at once. The snorting on
discovery of the pursuers was not as frequent
as the day wore on. It had lost its defiant
ring and became a note of fear, a feeling that
since fawnhood had not been his It was just
as the sun was beginning to set that the czar,
weary, filled with the terror of continued pur
suit, his haughty spirit gone, made a dash
through a thinner growth of thicket to reach a
hitherto unused runway. The sharp eye of the
boss saw a gleam and he fired. There was not
time to sight the gun or bring it to shoulder.
It was a snap shot, the first that had been fired
Koch says in the Los Angeles Times. For
along with the coming of the reindeer there
follows the passing of that necessary pest of
the north, the Eskimo dog.
Three years ago, on the Labrador coast, a
trapper remarked that if men ever got to the
north pole it would be by the aid of these dogs.
Long, long ago, out of the wild somewhere,
an Eskimo got a wolf and domesticated him.
The Eskimo dog, you know, is not, scientific
ally speaking, a dog at all, but a wolf. Then
there were others followed the example and
so each man had a wolf—"a dog," to use the
cant now of the north—to draw his sleigh.
Now, Dr. Grenfell, the famous mission doc
tor of the Labrador, has taken up the matter
of substituting the dog with reindeer. The
reindeer is a gentle beast. It finds its own
food through the deepest snow it gives milk
and flesh and its hide affords garments.
But to the story, as they put it up there in
the Labrador.
"To most folk," they relate on the Labra
dor boats, "the importing of reindeer to the
great frozen peninsula of Labrador seems like
the proverbial carrying of coals to Newcastle.
In fact, most folk, to confess the truth, have
a preconceived idea that where there are Eski
mos there are reindeer and we recall how, in
Eskimo Dog May Go
O LITTLE child on Christmas eve
looks with fonder hopes for the pat
ter of hoofs upon the roof or the
bellow of some bull deer than are
the folk of the far Labrador looking
forward to the coming into their vi
cinity of the gentle reindeer, Felix J.
ever, no lamp was needed for us. No.
The path to the apple barrel was as,
plain by night as by broad day. And
what bliss to raise the section of the
cover, and to plunge in with the arm
and grope for the biggest! Very cold
was that cellar, as the winter drew
on and very cold was the barrel's in
terior and the apples contained there
in. One's front teeth ached aa the/
crunched through the skin and into
the frosty sap. But how good!—From
an article ln Sports Afield, by Edwin
L. Sabin,
at his royal highness during the three days of
unremitted pursuit It was the beginning of
the end.
A few yards from the poiat at which the
gleaming flash was seen, there were sprays of
blood on the foliage, the bee* picked up a
splinter of bone with a wlap «C hair, and the
slow, tedlouB tracing of the wounded ruler be
gan. When darkness came, two weary hunters
gave up the search and aeogM the cheer of
Deerfoot, to rest and take up the chase afresh.
Next morning, the fourth day since Broad
horns was first sighted, all the hunters joined,
satisfied that he had made has last run for life.
It was half past eight warn the judge, who
had been following the course of the wounded
animal, came to a point where the tracks
showed he had made a desperate leap into the
tftngled brush. That it was the last effort of
the mighty force that had dominated the de
throned monarch, his skill ami knowledge of
the game and hunting plainly teld him. Fol
lowing in the line of that last grand effort, he
came almost face to face with the czar, who
had left the runway with that foot leap, to
lied down and face death ale— and in conceal
ment. As the judge broke through the thick
et, Broadhorns, too weak from leas of blood to
rise, turned his proud head toward the pur
suer, gazed a moment at him and then col
lapsed. The ball had struck the quarter, cut
an artery, splintered the boa*, and the czar
died a comparatively painless death. His
crown of horns with 22 points, a trophy worth
the price paid in tired muscles and sustained
pursuit, hundreds of dollars could not buy.
Which of the bucks will succeed to power ln
Black Wolf Swamp? There will be many bat
tles till a victor over all is established, and it
Is doubtful if one of equal force and the
haughty majesty of the fallen czar ever comes.
He will be sought for if he does succeed to the
czarship and with all the fervor that brought
Broadhorns low.
the district school days, we learned the many
uses made of the deer by those people.
As a matter of fact, the nearest approach
to the reindeer which we have on the east
side of the continent is the caribou and it is
not domesticated at all. A few reindeer, it is
true, were turned loose years ago in the New
foundland wilds and there are traditions of
their having been seen—traditions with about
as much basis of truth as are the vague re
ports of camels in Death Valley for Uncle
Sam, it will be recalled, once attempted camel
transportation in the southwest, on the deserts,
and when it failed he turned the animals out
to range.
Dr. Grenfell, however, has one difficulty to
meet in trying to replace the dogs with the
reindeer. The people here are used to the
dogs and know Just how to handle them. The
reindeer is an unknown proposition and a
primitive people are always dubious about
Moreover no reindeer can be put In use ln
a settlement until all the dogs thereabouts are
gone, for the dogs will scent a deer miles
away and then the pack will go for it at once.
Reindeer moss abounds here and on it they
can feed even through the snow. Up at St
Anthony's, where the doctor's mission has a
hospital, the 300 deer which he has had
brought there are flourishing.
Prophecy reflects the ideals of it* age. If
heaven had been first described in our time,
mansions in the sky would have open plumb*
ing and stationary tubs.—Puck.
8omo Habits of the Fly.
Concerning his experience while
studying the life and habits of the
house fly Henry Hill, the well known
lecturer, states: "I wish I could ex*
plain why a fly never walks down but
always up a clean window pane and
why on the other hand it will walk
down the slanting glass front of a
picture. It is also a mystery to me
why a fly always rests head downward?
on a wall. These are habits of the
house fly which offer a field for in*
terettlng study.
The military budget for the year
1910 is $1,500,000 below that of the
current year.
While Dr. Thal-Jantzen, the city
physician of Odense, was treating
some smallpox patients he was him
self taken sick, and had to be taken
to the emergency hospital.
Marie Bentzon, a Danish opera sing
er, was shot in a theater in St. Peters
burg by Bouliko, a French artist. She
fell down dead on the stage. Her slay
er next turned his weapon against him
self and fell dead by her side. His mo
tive was jealousy. A terrible panic
followed and many were hurt.
It is proposed to transmit electric
energy from the Trollhattan waterfalls
in Sweden to Copenhagen The head
engineer of the Trollhattan power sta
tion receutly addressed a number of
Copenhagen electricians on this sub
ject, and this fact alone indicates that
the proposition is feasible. The Goth
ersgade electric station in Copenhagen
can use about 50,000 horsepower if the
plan is realized.
Money is raised for the poor every
winter in Copenhagen by means of
snow sculptures by young artists and
put up at some public square. This
year a thaw set in just as the "lady"
at Kongens, Nytorv and "Holger
Danske" at Raadhuspladsen were
ready for business., and repairs were
necessary every few minutes. Each
of the statues holds a box for collect
ing money, and several hundred dol
lars was the result of the first day's
King Gustaf's progress toward re
covery is such that it was possible to
remove him from his chamber to an
other room.
A liquor monopoly for the exclusive
manufacture of spirits in Sweden was
organized with a capital approximat
ing $4,000,000.
The parish of Dalskog has kept out
tramps and beggars by offering a re
ward of $136 for bringing a person of
this class to the sheriff.
The riksdag has appointed M. Nor
Btroem and Soeverlund, member of
the city council, as representatives of
Sweden at the hygiene congress, to
be held in Washington.
Malmohuslan paid out about $1,500
for the killing of 26,548 crows in 1909.
The bounty was 4 cents apiece in
winter and six and three-fourths cents
apiece in summer.
Some Free Baptist preachers were
going to baptize eight converts at Al
sen, Jemtland. The ceremony was to
take place in a hole cut through the
ice, and the temperature was way be
low zero at the time. But the au
thorities took pity on the poor people
and interfered. Mere resolutions,
however, did not suffice. The preach
ers tried to stick to the original pro
gram, and a number of sturdy men
had to meet them in the open. They
even offered resistance, so that they
had to be picked up and carried away
before the baptism could be postponed.
Prof. Johan Borjeson, Sweden's
most prominent sculptor, is dead. He
was born in Tolo, Halland, in 1838,
and in 1867 he exhibited his first great
work, "Heimer and Aslog By means
of this work he was enabled to go to
Home to continue bis studies, and
during the past forty years he has
produced a number of groups which
occupy prominent places in the art
galleries of Europe Some of his
monuments and statues adorn public
squares lu the large cities of Sweden
His art reached its climax in the
equestrian statute of King Karl at
the Malmo market placf-. His Sten
bock statute In Heisingborg is also a
magnificent piece of work. Borjeson
was an idealist, but his productions
were manly and robust His name
has been firmly"estanlislied in the his
tory of the art of sculpture.
The big bell in the Stenbrohult
church was cracked a short while ago.
This accident revived an old legend
The bell is 350 years old Centuries
ago the roads were so bad that such
heavy objects as church bells could
not be transported for great distances
without enormous cost One way out
of the difficulty was to cast the bells
near the place where they were to be
used. It is said that the bell in ques
tion was cast at Bjorkelund, a few
hundred vards south of the chuich
The bell was cast while tin? head man
was away, and his servant was bribed
to put a quantity of silver into the
metal to make the sound of the bell
finer. But the arbitrary methods of
the man are bald to have made his
master so angry that he killed the
maker of the bell.
Horses and skis combined enter
into the training of the hussars sta
tioned at Mamo this winter. No exer
cise gives the people more fun t*ian
this. Many of the men stand straight
and stately on their skis behind tni
horses. But the novices often plant
themselves in the snow in a most un
dignified manner.
The past year was a poor one for
the farmers of Sweden. The crops
were fairly good, but the prices
dropped as an indirect result of the
great strike.
A codfish weighing 36 pounds was
caught near Halmstad the other day
A large pulp mill at Rottneros, near
Karlstad, was destroyed by fire. The
property was insured for $35,000. The
fire, which broke out early In the
morning, may have been started by
a tramp who slept there during the
night and was on the point of losing
his life.
Torhamn, Sturko, and Tjurko par
ishes ln the diocese of Lund have ad
vertised four times for an assistant
pastor, but so far all has been ln vain.
The Increase of the malt tax com
pelled 85 taxable breweries to shut
up or turn their attention to the pro
doetton of temperance drinks.
Principal Events Gathered In the
OldScandinavian Countries
"The Undermining of the Peasant
Class" is the title of a pamphlet writ
ten by Dr. Nils Wohlin in the interest
of the anti-emigration propaganda.
The author has evidently made a thor
ough and comprehensive study of the
subject, and his work may possibly
influence national legislation. His
chief concern is to show how the
small farmers of Sweden have been
losing ground during the past decades.
For ages the farm was looked upon as
the property of the family. When
the owner died, the heir—generally
the oldest son—obtained it at a nom
inal cost, and his brothers and sisters
tried to shift for themselves as best
they could. Experience had proved
that this apparently unfair method
was the only way to keep the prop
erty in the family. During the eight
eenth and still more so during the
nineteenth century, there gradually
grew up a notion that all kinds of
property ought to be distributed
equally among the different heirs.
For some fifty years past this com
mercial theory has been applied to
the traasfer of land from parents to
children. The results are becoming
apparent on a national scale. In
many cases no member of the family
is able to buy the parental homestead,
and strangers step in and buy it for
the purpose of getting as much money
as possible out of it in a short time.
The buyer is sometimes a strong cor
poration. At any rate, the family is
cut loose from the ancestral soil and
set adrift. It is pointed out that this
process makes it so much easier for
the family to emigrate. Contrary to
expectations, Mr. Wohlin claims that
the Norrland anti-corporation land
laws also tend to drive away the
small farmers. These laws prohibit
corporations from buying farms. This
prevents the development of indus
tries, which hurts the owners of the
ground. Upon the whole, industries
do not seem to drive away the rural
population as much as was supposed.
In fact, emigration has been heaviest
in rural communities which have but
poorly developed industries. Mr.
Wohlin's remedy is not a simple one.
In the first place, he says, the atten
tion of the people must be drawn back
to the ground, to the parental home
stead, to the old idea that the home
stead is the property of the family,
not a commercial commodity to be
turned over to the highest bidder at
the death of its owner. Legislation
must also step in to educate the peo
ple and improve the farming methods.
It is proposed to establish a light
house la the tower of the West Fred
rikstad church for the benefit of navi
gation on the Glomwen river.
Roosevelt is going to give his Nobel
lecture May 2, in Kristiania. He is
tremendously popular among the Nor
wegians ,and he will have to stand a
rousing reception. According to his
own desire he will be received as a
private citizen, though it is known
that King Haakon and Queen Maud
would be glad to receive him as their
The great copper mines In Mer
oker have been partly closed on ac
count of the conditions of the market.
About 165 men have been discharged,
and no one can tell how long the re
maining 100 men will be kept. Those
who were discharged are permitted
to live in the barracks of the mining
company. The company has spent
$700,000 on these plants. The old
Nygaard estate is to be divided up in
to acre lots and sold at very reason
able rates to the employes of the com
pany. The company will build houses
on the lots and charge the inmates 5
per cent interest on the investment.
No one will be permitted to buy his
house, so that the inmate will really
be a tenant enjoying the best chance
that Is possible from a business point
of view.
"Experience and Thought" is the
title of a book written by Rev. I. I.
Jansen which has caused astonishment
and grief in wide circles. As the au
thor is a popular preacher in the
church of Norway his words cannot
well be brushed aside as mere trash,
and the orthodox press is discussing
the matter at considerable length.
One of the most astounding passages
in the book reads as follows: "But
let me add something right here—1
feel it as a duty to do so—namely,
that I have no doubt that even men
approach God only by moral endeav
ors, only by deeds, outside of Chris
tianity—some of them even without
any conscious belief in a personal God.
can enjoy a living fellowship with
the Supreme Being, as for instance,
Spencer, Mill, Spinoza, Bjornson, lb
sen, and mony others."
Prof. Magnus Olsen has aroused
some interest in scientific circles by
trying to prove that an unknown tribe
has lived in southwestern Norway.
He claims that remains of the name
of this tribe are found in the names
Samnanger and Hardanger. His
theory is, that this tribe came from
Jylland, Denmark, and spread over a
considerable portion of western Nor
Tfte Savings bank at Molde moved
into new quarters a few days ago.
A banquet was given to about 140
prominent citizens who had been in
vited from Molde and vicinity
A committee on church organization
is divided against itself, six members
being in favor of keeping the state
church, and three demanding the
abolishment of the state church. The
former want to give the individual
congregation a limited autonomy, and
the* latter favor a free and indepen
dent church.
The managers of the exposition in
Bergen have been granted permission
to run a lottery. They propose to is
sue 200,000 tickets at 13V4 cents
apiece, and one-half of the receipts
will be distributed as prices. Th*
largest prize will be IM00.
Several Rioters Sentenced, One Lead*
er Getting Six Years—Scenes of
Violence Continue With End
Not in Sight.
Philadelphia, Pann. The police
officials of this city virtually acknowl
edged their inability to cope with the
present strike situation when a re
quest was made to John C. Groome,
superintendent of the state police,
that the 200 members of his command
be brought to this city for police duty.
The lines the city were run on
much more regular schedules but on
several of the West Philadelphia and
down town lines no attempt was made
to run cars all day, although these
sections were comparatively quiet.
The shopping district on Market street
was again the s^ene of almost contin
uous disturbances, especially at the
noon hour. No one was seriously in
Fifty Shots Fired.
The Baldwin Locomotive Works
was the scene of a serous disturb*,
ance during the lunch hour of the
hundreds of employes. One employe'
was shot in the foot and about 50
shots were fined at laborers who
sought refuge on the upper floors of
the buildings and hurled bolts and
nuts at the policemen. Every time a
head appeared at a window it was
the target for a bullet from a police
man's revolver.
In order not to endanger the Uvea
of the pupils who would be forced to,
ride on the cars, the board of educa
tion decided not to open the two high
schools for girls during the remainder
of the week.
Leading clergymen held a confer*
ence to discuss means for bringing
the strike to a peaceable termination.
Archbishop Ryan, the head of the Ro
man Catholic faith Bishop Wilson of
the Methodist church, and Floyd
Tompkins, an Episcopalian Rev. L. B.
Haer, Lutheran, and Rev. Drs. Joseph,
Krauskopf and Leon Elmieh, rabbis,
were among the leaders of the confer
ence which was participated in by
clergymen of all denominations. The
ministers were in secret session and
the result of their deliberations was
not announced.
Telegrams were sent to President
Taft and Senator Penrose by the of
ficers of the street car men's union,
"Union men on strike here offer
services for operation of mail and
newspaper cars as was done through
out last strike. Company refuses to
allow union men to continue to oper
ate mail cars and has forced them
off their mail cars by summary dis
charges. Intererence with mail oper
ations therefore comes roni the com
pany and not from the strikers."
Union men claim that the company
is interfering with the operation of
mail cars to give a chance to ask for
federal intervention.
A United State mail car was de
railed at Germantown avenue and
Cambria street. The car, which was
bound to the postoffice with a load
of mail, was so badly damaged that
it had to be dragged to a nearby barn.
The car company has issued a stated
ment in which it is claimed that the
strikers "cannot and will not win."
The heavy hand of the law pressed
hard on some of the men and boys
who have been arrested for rioting.
Elwood Carr, alleged to have been
a ringleader in a riot in the Kensing*
ton district, was sentenced to six
years in the county prison. There
were six counts against him and he
got a year on each.
John Kline, who could scarcely un
derstand English, was given two
years, and Ellis Atkins was given a
similar sentence A 17-year-old boy
was sent to the Huntingdon reforma
tory for 13 months or throwing mis
siles at a car and other boys and men
were sentenced to two and three
months each. While the evidence
against, most of the defendants was of
the strongest character, there was
an apparent vein of sympathy among
the jurors.
Twin City Markets.
Minneapolis, Feb. 24—Wheat, May,
$1.12%, July, $112% No. 1 northern.
$1.15% No 2 northern, $112% Dur
um, No. 1, 98c. Corn—No. 3, 58%c.
Oats—No 3 white, 45%c Rye—No. 2,
86%c Barley—68c Flax—No. 1.
$2 21.
Duluth, Feb. 24—No 1 northern.
$113% May, $113% July, $1.13.
South St. Paul, Feb. 24.—Cattle—
Steers, $5 00®6 75, cows, fair, $3 25®
4 25, calves, $4 50@6 00. Hogs, $9.15
@920 sheep, yearlings, $675®7.75
lambs, $6 50@8 00.
Chicago Live Stock.
Chicago, Feb. 24.—Cattle—Market,
strong beeves, $5.75®8 00 western
steers, $4 50®6 25 stockers and feed
ers, [email protected] cows and heifers,
$2 [email protected] calves, $7.25©9.90.
Hogs—Market, 10c higher light
[email protected] mixed, $9.15@9 60 heavy,
$9.20®9.60 rough, [email protected] good
to choice heavy, $9 35®9.60 pigg,
$8 [email protected] bulk of sales, [email protected].
Sheep—Market, strong native, $4.71
@7.65 western, [email protected] yearlings.
$7.70®8.60 lambs, native, $7.50®9.ga.
Representative Stevens Urges 8peed*
Report on Draft of Proposed Law.
Washington, D. C—It is expected1
that a draft of the bill embodying
recommendations of the general en*
gineers' board on the high dam propo
sition at Minneapolis will be submit)
ted to the senate committee on com*
merce before the end of the west,
Representative Stevens visited tht
war department to urge speedy action
OIL the raport

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