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18 SHORT ORDER The Latest Gleanings From All Over the State. Fire destroyed the home of Rayfleld Jarrell, near Centerville. William Bonghof, a Civil War vet eran, died at Pinesburg, aged 74. Hans Jacobson, a laborer of Cum berland, fell heir $200,000. William H. Booth, a farmer of West Elkton, committed suicide while in sane. Edward T. Roe, 76 years old, died at his home, near Chapel, in Talbot county. Naval Academy authorities appoint ed a board to investigate the Mc- Dowell-Green shooting affair. At a meeting held at Salisbury it was decided to offer an anti-shipping bill for Wicomico county. A large barge loaded with oyster •hells sank near Betterton. The crew escaped in a life-boat. Mm Ann Elizabeth Beckley died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Joseph Landis, near Williamsport. The infant son of John Lowery, near Cumberland, was killed in a fall from a chair. The skull was fractured and a blood vessel was ruptured. Captain M. W. Crockett, assistant keeper of Tangier light station, near Crisfield, was killed by being knocked overboard from a sail-boat from the jibing of its boom. At a convention of farmers, held at Sandy Springs, Montgomery county, resolutions were adopted condemning the attempt being made to have legis lature repeal the Haman Oyster Law. Passed Assistant Surgeon Ralph W. McDowell, U. S. N., shot Frank Green in Annapolis, for cutting ice on which tlie Naval Academy man and others were skating. A warehouse and 600 barrels of oil belonging to the Standard Oil Com pany on the Cumberland Valley Rail road, near Hagerstown, were burned. Loss, $6,000. After rounding out three-quarters of a century, John C. Hankey, a retired resident of Hagerstown, died on his birthday anniversary of general de bility. He was born ;at Brownsville. Leonard S. Keith, wanted in Prince George county, was arrested in Wash ington. Sheriff George Hardy, of Prince George county, took Keith b„ck with him. <rj‘ The; Cecil Farmers’ Club held its February meeting at the home of W. Palmer McFadden. Several speakers from the Maryland Agricultural Col lege addressed the farmers. The middle convocation of the diocese of Easton held a two-day meet ing in Christ Episcopal Church, with Bishop Adams presiding. The convo cation sermon was preached by the Rev. W. Y. Beavan. Fearing absolute prohibition legisla tion, a large number of citizens of Kent county met at Chestertown and endorsed a bill on the lines of the Delaware law, which will be submitted to the legislature. Fanners of Federalsburg are plan ning to grow 1 cantaloupes on an ex tensive scale the corning season. Be sides the large acreage put out in the past, they will plant from 300 to 500 additional acres this year. The large potato house on the farm of Nicholas Laigneil, at Federalsburg, was destroyed by fire together with several hundred baskets of sweet potatoes housed in it.. Laigneil’s resi dence nearby was saved by his family and neighbors. The Orphans’ Court of Cecil county, In special session, heard the exceptions filed by Dr. A. C. Crothers to the ac count of Omar D. and Emerson R. Crothers, executors of the late Gover nor Austin L. Crothers in the estate of his brother, Charles 0. Crothers. The Items excepted to were ordered passed as a proper charge against the estate of Charles C. Crothers. NEWSY ITEMS. Paper made from seaweed has been Invented by an English c’ emist. It is said to be fireproof, waterproof and odorless. Fourteen schools have been estab lished by the Russian ministry of agri culture for the training of instructors In the peasant industries. Imports into Chile by international post have practically doubled during the four years ending December 31, 1912. The German merchant marine has developed from 4,602 vessels of 1,068,- 383 tons net on January 1, 1875, to 4,850 vessels of 3,153,724 tons net on January 1. 1913. Nineteen States now require an ex amination in agriculture to be passed before a teacher may obtain a cer tificate to teach. Wheat flour imports into the Straits Settlement totaled 53,000,000 pounds In 1906 and 79,000,000 pounds in 1912. There are now 26 days in a year recognized as legitimate occasions for holidays in most cities in England. A course in real estate has been added to the curriculum of Western Reserve University. MARYLAND LEGISLATURE 11. . Wants Fish Protected. ' To protect the fish in the Potomac River and its tributaries, Allegany county, between Dam No. 7, at Cum berland, and the western limits of the county, Senator Zihlman introduced a bill which prohibits the catching of fish in these waters by net, hook and line or any other instrument between now and June, 1916. After June 1, ' 1916, it shall not be lawful for any person to catch or kill any black bass, green bass, pike or pickerel or wall . eyed pike or salmon between tne . fifteenth day of April and the first of 1 June of each year, nor catch or kill I any of said species of fish at any other I time during the year save only with rod, hook and line and dip-net. Would Stop Tangoing. t Mr. Snowden, of Montgomery coun : ty, introduced, by request, a bill pro hibiting the wearing of high heeled shoes by women and children, “split” • skirts and the tango, bunny hug, tur ' key trot and other dances. The bill was read in full amid roars of laugh ter. Mr. Cummings suggested that it t be referred to the Wicomico county i delegation. Mr. Waters thought that the Committee on Expiring could handle the subject. The speaker • said lie was at a loss whether to refer i (t to the Committee on Game and Fish i dr the Committee on Internal Improve ment. Pie selected the latter. t. ■ Increases Their Pay. Senator Watkins introduced a bill which increases the salaries of the offi cials and employes in the public build ings at Annapolis, as follows: Superin tendent, from $1,200 to $1,500; assist l - ant, from S9OO to $1,200; keeper at - > Governor’s mansion, from SB4O to ’! $1,000; three day watchmen, from ' $720 to $900; three night watchmen, • $720 to $900; carpenter, from $720 to $900; four janitors, from S6OO to $720; • chief engineer and electrician, from 1 SI,OOO to $1,200; two firemen, from 1 $720 to $900; two coal passers, from 5 S4BO to S6OO. Defines a Club. • Mr. Hoffman introduced a bill in the House to define a club in Wash ington county and to set forth the ' character of clubs which may sell liquor. The bill is designed to meet conditions which have arisen in the . county because of organization of mushroom clubs, which were haled be fore the court and punished. Mr. Hoffman's bill defines as a legitimate club one owning real estate to the value of $5,000 or a branch of a na tional club owning a like sum in real ' estate. The latter clause protects the r Elks, Eagles and similar organizations. Pistol-Toting Bill. . To make clearer the law prohibit ing the carrying of concealed weapons, . Senator Harper introduced a bill . 1 which so amends the act as to relieve the prosecution from the requirement of proving the negative, and put this , on tlie defendant. It also gives to all justices of the peace in the counties ( concurrent jurisdiction in all such . cases. Osteopaths Want License Board. A number of osteopaths with their - counsel, Lawrence J. McCormick, ap ■' peared before the Senate Judiciary [ j Committee in support of the bill intro ; duced by Senator Maloy providing for [ a State board which shall issue li censes to those desiring to practice osteopathy. Dr. Harrison McMains • was the chief speaker. Another Compensation Bill. ' Another bill providing for the com -1 pensation of workingmen, introduced by Mr. Waters, appeared in the House. It was prepared in great part by Sen -1 ator Archer, of Harford county, who ■ has combined the best features of the 1 federal act and the acts of Massa chusetts and other States, which, after experience, have been found to work satisfactorily. Wants Fairs Licensed. Mr. Dement introduced a bill in the ; House to license all entertainments, fairs, etc.; in Charles county. Church and fraternity fairs are exempted. ' One object of the bill is to enable the county authorities to have control of 1 the fairs and entertainments with a view to their regulation. Tax Exemption Bill Favored. The bill exempting from state tax ation all securities issued by the coun ties and Baltimore city, which has al ready passed the House, was reported favorably by the Finance Committee. The report was unanimous. There Is little doubt of its passage. Raises Druggist#’ Licenses. Mr. Bouse offered In the House a bill to increase from $250 to SI,OOO the license of wholesale druggists and drug firms. This license as provided in the new bill is the same as that for saloons and hotels. In the first seven months this year 263,390 persons emigrated from the United Kingdom for permanent resi dence outside of Europe. New* York city uses about nineteen million tons of coal annually. Social centers In Wisconsin have in creased nearly 100 par cent, in the use of school buildings In the last two years. There is a flourishing forest school in the Philippines, and 28 men were graduated with the class of 1913. The United States forest service is experimenting with ammonia bombe for extinguishing forest fires. Missouri botanists are collecting and classifying the flora of the Ozarks for the benefit of students. EUROPE BEHIND GREAT BRITAIN Holds Toll Exemption Violates Treaty, Says President. ; OTHER REASONS FOR REPEAL i ■ Of Such Grave Effect Upon Inter l national Relations They Can not Be Divulged, Is it timation. [ Washington. President Wilson ( took the newspaper correspondents a > little further <hto his confidence con- I cerning the international aspects of . the free tolls controversy when he de ! dared it to be his belief that all Eu rope stood with Great Britain in re gard to the exemption clause of the Panama Canal act as a violation of the Hay-Pauncefote treaty. The President was careful to ex ' plain, however, that he did not base | his opinion on any official protests which these otner nations have lodged ' against the clause, for, he declared, 1 Great Britain was the only country to file a protest. At the same time, he ■ said, information had come to him showing clearly how the other govern - ments regarded the matter. ? It also leaked out that the President has given his callers within the last few days a reason of greater import -1 ance than any heretofore disclosed by visitors willing to talk why repeal should be enacted. It appears that this reason has to do with American foreign relations, but the exact nature I of the matter is being kept a profound ■ secret. The further fact became known that - the President’s friends look to Repre sentative Claude Kitchen, of North t Carolina, the heir apparent to the ma > jority leadership, to head the fight for i repeal. They want to make a test of , his strength. Representative Under i wood will probably sit through this fight and content himself with a nega i live vote. 1 Thinks tetsheai Will Pass. 1 President is firmly of the opinion, following additional confer ences which he had during the day with leaders in Congress, that he can 1 get the repeal measure through at the present session of Congress. He told 1 correspondents that at the proper I time the Repeal bill would be pushed ■ to the front and passed. By proper 1 time, he explained, he meant that it would be taken up as soon as the lead ers in both houses could shape the ■ legislative program so as to admit of 1 consideration of repeal. ■ Although efforts have been made by some of the House and Senate leaders ! to postpone action until the short ses -1 sion, beginning next December, in order that a break with the President might not occur before the Congres sional and Senatorial elections next fall, the President took the position . that a settlement of the question be ! fore that time was necessary from i the fact that ships will be passing ; through the waterway before file short : sessions begins. BRONZE MEDAL FOR A DOG. Dragged His Master From a Gas-Filled Apartment. New York. —Jim, the great Dane dog belonging to H. T. Gilpin, was pre sented with a bronze medal by the New York Women’s League for Ani mals for saving the life of his master. On the morning of October 21 last Jim dragged his master from Iris burn ’ ing apartment. Gas escaping from a melted fixture had overcome Mr. Gilpin, but he soon revived in the open air, where the dog had dragged him and awakened others in the apart ment. Jim is two and one-half years 1 old and weighs 127 pounds. WOMAN FEDERAL ATTORNEY. I ______ 1 Mrs. Adams Recommended For Place In San Francisco. San Francisco. - Recommendation that Mrs. A. A. Adams be appointed one of his assistants was forwarded to Washington by John W. Preston, United States district attorney. Mrs. Adams Is a graduate of the University of California and a law partner of Miss Marguerite Ogden, a daughter of Judge Ogden, of Alameda county. NINETEEN HURT IN CRASH. Street Car Runs Into B. & O. Engine Near Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, Pa. Nineteen pas sengers were injured when a street railway car ran into the side of a light engine of the Baltimore and Ohio at Second avenue, Hazelwood, Mrs. Jessie Peipler, of Munhall, Pa., was internally hurt; the others but slightly. RACING CAR KILLS VETERAN. Driver and Mechanician Badly Hurt; Woman Bruised. Los Angeles, Cal. —A great gray racer picking its course for the Van derbilt cup race Saturday leaped from the road near the National Soldiers’ Home at Sawtelle, killed a Civil War veteran, Louis G. Smith, and injured several other persons. Mrs. A. W. Pipes, of Poison, Mont., was thrown down and bruised, and David Lewis, driver of the car, was badly hurt. MRS. Z. SEGU IN-WALL ACE DEAD. Created Title Role Of Carmen In America. Indianapolis, Ind. Mrs. Zelda Seguin-Wallace, at one time a well known opera and concert singer, died at her home here. She was 65 years old. Mrs. Seguin-Wallaee created the title role in "Carmen" in America and acquired fame as the Gypsy Queen in “The Bohemian Girl.” She was, the widow of David Wallace, who was a brother of Gen. Lew Wallace, of indiana. THE FROSTBURG SPIRIT, FROSTBURG, MD MRS. JOSEPHUS DANIELS Since her husband became a mem ber of President Wilson’s cabinet, Mrs. Josephus Daniels, wife of the secre tary of the navy, has made herself one 1 of the best loved women in Washing ton. iy. 5. TROOPS I ; GET CASTILLO i : Mexican Bandit Captured on the American Side. * ‘ SIX OF HIS MEN SURRENDER ! l 1 Should the American Officers Do So, t He Will Certainly Be Executed For Setting Fire To the 1 Cumbre Tunnel. j Alpasa, Texas. —Maximo Castillo, - the Mexican bandit, charged with re- ; sponsibility for the Cumbre tunnel dis- j ’ aster, in which ten Americans and 41 others lost their lives, was captured 38 miles south of Hachita, N. M., by American troops. i The information was conveyed to . ■ Gen. Hugh L. Scott, commandant at , - Fort Bliss, in an official telegram from ( i Captain White, Ninth United States ' > Cavalry. I With the bandit were six of his fol - lowers. According to Captain White’s [ brief dispatch, they surrendered with • out a fight. They will be brought ; here. Castillo, to avoid a range of moun t tains on the Mexican side, made a de- I tour which brought him into Ameri can territory. Captain White was on r the watch, having received informa ; tion from Walter McCormick, Ameri - can manager of Las Palomas ranch, on i the Mexican side, that the much-want ; ed man was in the vicinity. Captain White telegraphed by Army ; wireless to General Scott for instruc- ' i tions, and was ordered to arrest the - bandit should he put foot on American l soil. ( ; Whether the prisoner shall be sur ; rendered to the rebels is a legal ques- , tion which remains to be settled. If . this is done there is no doubt that he will be executed for the Cumbre dis aster. He is not charged with any I crime on this side. Castillo set fire to a freight train in ' the Cumbre Tunnel two weeks ago. ’ > The cars were burning when a pas- ( ’ senger train crashed into it and every . ! life aboard was lost. The tunnel is ’ ' still burning. A special to the Times from Hachita, . - N. M., says that the capture was made , ' by Lieutenant Rothwell, of Troop A, ] 1 and remarks that it was particularly • gratifying as coming on the heels of , 1 the theft of 18 horses belonging to the - regiment by Mexicans on Sunday. The ’ special continues: j ; “Captain White will ask that , Castillo and Capt. Emilio Garcia, a ' member of the band previously cap- ' tured, be transported immediately to El Paso, as the number of soldiers on ' duty here is limited.” Previous reports of Castillo’s cap ture, made to General Villa, proved un i true. The latter expressed his gratifi ! cation at the capture. General Scott was no less jubilant. • ; i A MAYOR ON A STRIKE. ■ City Council Would Cut His Salary To 62 Cents a Day. , Mendota, 111. Because the city council is attempting to cut his salary ' from 82 to 62 cents per day, Mayor : Charles Rogers, of Mendota, has gone : on a strike, tying up the city’s busi ness. Besides refusing to sign any ' bills or sanction any of the city’s < - transactions, the mayor has threatened ■ to sue the municipality for his pay. ' At the time of his election Mayor : 1 Rogers understood he was to receive : 1 S3OO annually. At a recent meeting ; • of the city council he found his salary ; was to be only $225. i SIX INJURED AT FIRE. Students Of Blackstone Academy Jump From Third Story To Escape Flames. Blackstone, Va. —Fire, originating in • the furnace room of the Blackstone : i Academy, a preparatory school for ’ boys, gained such headway that the 1 ' lower floors of the academy were filled : : with smoke before the alarm was ■ given. Many of the boys made their : ■ escape from the flames by leaping ; i from the third floor to a large porch i from whence they slid to the ground. < HAS NO USE FOR BACHELORS. Daniels Detaches Lieut. Knauss So < He Can Marry. Washington.—“ Bachelors encumber ■ the earth,” remarked Secretary Dan- ' 1 iels when he ordered Lieut. Harrison ’ i E. Knauss detached from the Presi- ' ! dential yacht Mayflower so he could < . be married. The Mayflower is going ' to Mexican waters. “I am in favor of ; ! matrimony for all naval officers,” said i - the Secretary, “and I shall do all in ■ ! my power to help such a good cause j Along.” 11 FOUND NOTHING BUT PROSPERITY Secretaries McAdoo and Hous ton Return From Tour. THE CURRENCY BILL PASSED. Cabinet Officers Issue Statement As Federal Reserve Bank Organiza tion Committee Telling Of Their Trip Around Country. Washington.—The federal reserve bank organization committee, back in Washington after a five weeks’ trip through the country, in a statement announced that its selection of federal reserve cities and definition of reserve districts would not be made until care ful 'consideration had been given the information accumulated on the trip. The statement said the committee, Secretaries McAdoo and Houston, found the country prosperous and learned that bankers and business men are greatly interested in the new bank ing system and confident of its suc cess. In a supplemental statement Mr. Mc- Adoo declared that he hoped the new system would be established in time to take care of crop moving con tingencies next year, but that if it were not, the Treasury Department 'would stand ready to place its funds again at the disposal of business men. The committee’s statement: “We have spent practically from the 4th of January to the present time in hearing the views of business men and bankers on the problem of dividing the country into not less than eight, nor more than 12, districts and of locat ing In each district the main office of a federal reserve bank. Of the two questions, the division of the country into districts is the more im portant and difficult. The committee asked those who appeared before it to direct their attention to these two problems and to furnish all possible, information. Go To Great Trouble. “A great many able and impartial ! business men and bankers have sub- ; mitted their best information and ; opinions and always in a spirit of great fairness. In preparing their informa- ! tion many of them had gone to the j; extent of presenting maps showing 1 not only the districts they were inter ested- in, but also the districts for all ‘ the nation. The cbmmittee has held hearings in 18 -cities and has heard 1 from every community of consequence 1 in the sections of the country that it has visited. It has secured a vast 1 deal of information on the movements of trade, as well as on the currents of ' banking. x ' “In every section of the country the • committee has found a practically un- ' animous conviction among bankers and business men that the currency bill will bring about most beneficial changes in the business of the coun- t try; in fact, the committee' heard no one speak who did not say that the 1 measure was a great step in advance. ' The committee was presented every where with overwhelming evidence of ' the enormous economic strength of ■ the country, and of the rapid progress of every section. The fact that the 1 nation’s banking resources, as a whole, make enormous advances every - twelve or fifteen years, approximately • doubling in each such period, was made evident: while this is true of ; the country, as a whole, it was shown J that certain sections are advancing : with more rapid strides than others, ' and that the country is fundamentally exceptionally sound and strong ' economically. The facts and 'figures submitted to the committee in every j - part of the country show amazing ] growth and strength and disclose a condition of financial, industrial, com- : mercial and agricultural soundness i and prosperity that leaves no doubt 1 as to the future.” _ 1 UNUSUAL SCENE IN SENATE. Funeral Services In Honor Of Senator [ Bacon. Washington.—Last tribute to the I late Senator Augustus O. Bacon, of i Georgia, was paid Tuesday by the rep- i resentatives in Washington of the : American people and foreign nations. Funeral services were held in the Sen- < ate chamber as an unusual honor to the dead statesman, and joining the houses of Congress in the tribute were the justices of the Supreme Court, members of the President’s cabinet, the diplomatic corps, officers of the ■ Army and Navy and others high in offi- ; cial life. ■ Solemn and impressive as the serv- ■ ices were, they were brief, and within • 30 minutes after Vice-President Mar- 1 shall opened the ceremonies, the Sen- 1 at adjourned as a further mark of re- 1 spect. Then the body was borne away 1 and placed on a train for Atlanta. PANIC IN A BANK. Young Man Fires Revolver When Forged Check Is Refused. Buffalo, N. Y. —Robert W. Haines, 25 years old, tendered a check for sl6 : to a paying teller of the Fidelity Trust Company, and when payment was re- • fused drew a revolver. He fired one shot before he was seized by by- : standers. The check was a forgery ■ and Haines was taken to police head- 1 quarters. The bank lobby was crowd- : ed, and a panic followed the shooting. : LEAPS FROM 75-FOOT BRIDGE. Clarksburg Woman Jumps Into Creek To Avoid Electric Car. Clarksburg, W. Va.—Mrs. Carrie Thorn, 26 years old, jumped from the Monongahela Valley Company bridge 75 feet into waters of Elk creek to escape being run down by an inter urban car. A man nearby saw her 1 jump and waded in just in time to save her from drowning. Both ankles : were broken and internal injuries 1 were received, but physicians have ' hopes of her recovery. SENATOR LEE S. OVERMAN This is a new photograph of Senator Overman of North Carolina, v--ho is chairman of the senate rules commit tee and member of six other commit tees, including that on appropriations. iiiliT CF HE DEAD Impressive Services Held at Fort Meyer. ' / EXERCISES HELD INDOORS. Snow-Covered Graves At Arlington Cemetery Covered With Flowers and Nations: Salute Is Fired By Bluejackets. Washington.—Homage to tne men of the battleship Maine who lost their lives in the epoch-making catastrophe in Havana Harbor 16 year* ago was paid Monday by the Navy and high officers of the. nation at Arlington National Cemetery. Show - covered mounds over the sleeping warriors were decorated with fiorai tributes and a stanch little vessel piowed through the ice floes of the Potomac to strew sprigs of evergreen on the water. Over the graves a detachment of bluejackets fired three volleys and a national salute and a bugler sounded "taps.” Impressive exercises were held in doors at Fort Meyer, the blizzard making it impossible, to carry out the full program arranged for the occa sion at the cemetery. Hundreds had braved the freezing blasts, however, to participate in the ceremonies at the graves. President Wilson, confined by his physician’s orders to the White House, sent a beautiful floral tribute. Presi dent Menocal, of Cuba, cabled an ex pression of the reverence of his gov ernment for the dead of the Maine. His message expressed deep regret that he could ■ not participate in the services, and added, “but my mind will be with you all, for I have to mourn with you for the brave officers and sailors of the Maine.” Orations were delivered at Fort Meyer by Commander-in-chief Wash ington Gardner, of the Grand Army of the Republic: Representative Logus, of Pennsylvania: the Rev. Eugene A. Hannan, representing the Rev. Mr. Chadwick, who was chaplain of the Maine, and by John McElroy, of the Army and Navy Union. Secretary Daniels, of the Navy De partment, and the official heads of a number of patriotic organizations were present. John McElroy suggested that the memorial was typical of “all men wh6' on land or sea had given the full measure of devotion to the coun try’s laws by dying under its flag.” Rear Admital Sigsbee, in command of the Main when the vessel went to . the bottom of Havana harbor, sent from New Fork a letter of regret that he could hot be here. Former Presi dent Tap, who was invited to be one of the sneakers of the day, also sent regrets CHIEF OF SCOTTISH CLAN DEAD. Prof Ambrose Mac Neil, Artist, Dies At Norfolk, Va. Novlolk, Va. —Prof. Ambrose Mac- Neil died at St. Vincent’s Hospital, after an illness of about three weeks. Born at St. Stephen, Canada, in 1851, he made the study of art his life work. He studied at Paris and his work be came widely known. Upon the death of his father he became chief of the Clan Mac Neil of Scotland and Laird of Barra, which gave him the title of “Mac Neil of Barra.” YOUTHFUL BRIDE BURGLAR. Mrs Anschott, 17, In Boy’s Clothes, Aided Husband, 19. Pitt,burgh, Pa. —According to the police, Mrs. Elmer Anschott, 17, con fessed <o them that she had taken part in many' burglaries for which her hus band, who is 19 years old, was arrested and held for court. Dressed as a boy, her hair cut short, she stood guard outside the houses he robbed, with a revolver hidden under her coat, they say. “PEN” WARDEN FOR SENATE. Three Others After Election In Kansas. Lansing, Kan. —Jeremiah D. Botkin, warden of the Kansas State Peniten tiary here, announced his candidacy for the United States Senate on the Democratic ticket. There are four candidates for the position held by Senator Joseph L. Bristow. The Sen ator seeks re-election, and Charles Curtis, former senator, is e-untesting with him for the Republican nomina tion at the.primaries next August NEW TARIFFRESun^ Cannot Be Considered Other Than Disappointing. Question Whether Income Tax Will Counterbalance the Enormous Shortage Shown in the Cus toms Receipts. The defenders of the Wilson-Under wood tariff are strenuously standing off criticism of that measure by pro testing that it must be given time; that It has not yet gotten fairly into performance. It may not be unpar donable, however, to make a few notation marks in the statistical re sults, under the new tariff, as these results are given out from the vari ous departments and bureaus. A statement just given out from the treasury department shows that the customs receipts for January, 1914. were nearly $6,000,000 below the re ceipts for January, 1913. The state ment also shows that In January of last year the treasury took In $3,000,- 000 more than it paid out, whereas, for 1 last month more than $7,000,000 was paid out in excess of receipts. A lit tle reflection upon the significance of these figures will lead to a guess about what the size of the prospective treas ury deficit of the fiscal year ending is going to be. The income tax is a re- 1 source yet in the reckoning, but it ia a matter of theory as to whether the revenue from this source will counter balance the developing shortage in the customs receipts. As to what the new tariff was to do, but hasn’t done —it was to bring down the high cost of living. The I anxious ultimate consumer is yet waiting for this to happen. It was to stimulate foreign trade. There was a marked decline during the last three months of 1913 both in imports and ex ports, as compared with the last three months of 1912. It was to make bus iness hum. Is anybody being kept awake o’ nights by the increased roar of the wheels of industry? Republicans Strong in California. The registration of voters in Califor-t nia is exciting great-interest, largely 1 because of the fact that the unexpect ed has happened. California has been regarded very justly as a Progressive) stronghold. Its governor, Johnson, was the candidate for vice-president on the Progressive national ticket, and he is now a candidate for a second term as governor. He helped undoubt edly to carry the state for his part! last year, when it secured all but two of the thirteen electoral votes. At the same time the Republican party was practically forced out of the field and in the contest that followed the Demo crats won the two electoral votes that did not go to Roosevelt and Johnson. But the registration for the first, month of this year shows that the Re publicans are now very much stronger than either the Democrats or the Pro gressives. The figures up to February 1 are: Republicans, 75,981; Democrats, 35,512; Progressives, 48,688. These returns aie partial only in the counties from which reports have been received and are for only 27 counties out of a total of 68. But Los Angeles, San Francisco, Alameda (Oakland/, Sacremento and San Diego are includ ed. The Democrats show no very great strength anywhere. The Pro gressives are doing their best in Sac ramento and Alameda. Th Republi cans are strong everywhere. In Los Angeles the figures are: Republicans, 27,168; Democrats, 12,446; Progres sives, 16,736. In San Francisco: Re publicans, 3,917; Democrats, 2,498? Progressives, 2,968. In San Diego: Re j publicans, 9,049; Democrats, 2,678; I Progressives, 1,414. In Alameda the) Democrats are almost a negligible third, while the Progressives regis tered 15,436 and the Republicans 13,- 685 votes. Since the total registration may ex ceed a million the end is a long way off, but naturally the Republicans are j much elated by the returns so far. Their party organs are already elect ing a Republican delegation to con gress and taking control of the state legislature. Humiliating to Nation. An incident exhibiting another in teresting phase of Mr. Bryan’s char acter was his staging of an occasion when he as secretary of state should be called upon by all the foreign dip lomats at Washington, In uniform. It is related that as the gold-laced repre sentatives of the powers of the earth filed past the secretary of state a mov ing picture camera duly installed in the gallery made of the scene an im perishable record to be worked off through the nickelodeons of the coun try. More interesting still, we fancy* would have been a series of snap shots of the inside minds of the diplo matic gentlemen required to play a part in this ridiculous spectacle. One-Man Party. Many Progressives insist, of course* and honestly believe, that their prin ciples are not dependent on the thoughts of Mr. Roosevelt. The fact remains, and cannot be denied, that the Progressive movement would not have given birth to a separate and great party, measured by the votes it cast in 1912, but for the personal popularity, personal ambition and per sonal vindictiveness of Theodore Roosevelt. It is nonsense to call it a party of the people. May Hear About It Later. The refusal of the Democrats in congress to give any encouragement to woman suffrage must be highly em barrassing to Democratic politicians in Kansas, Illinois and other states where the women have lately been en franchised. Mr. Bryan Does. President Wilson says he is not in the habit of talking when he has noth ing to say. From this we take it that there is where he has one on his seo j retary of state. —Pueblo Chieftain.