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THE KENNA RECORD
Dan C. 8avagef Ed. A Pub. KENNA NEW MEXICO ' Just what Soestho prove T "slash" skirt Baseball la a good same, provide1! your team wlua occasionally. Also our notion of a useless occu pation Is that of raising artichokes. Id the barbers' strike riots In New York revolvers were employed. Nextl If all Jokes were Judged by points, a tig bunch of them would score minus tero. Another much needed Invention is a golf ball that will whistle whenever It Is lost The silk hat has survived a century. But the ' green one a few months should suffice. When the Balkan states feel like borrowing $1,000,000,000, wbat does Turkey feel like? The dollars are flowing in for tur tle serum, but where are the absolute proofs of worth? It Is our notion, -however, that the world needs simplified talking more than simplified spelling. Los Angeles has two lady "coppers" and It Is said to be quite a sensation to be pinched by one of them. After all, why correct the proof even If the compositor does set It up vulgar Instead of Bulgar styles. What a comfort It would be If mos quitoes were as fastidious as are rain bow trout In the matter of biting. 'Twas a mean man who insinuated that at a suffragette meeting he not only heard plain things but saw 'em. Pickpockets may conclude to plead that in this day of empty purses and dollar watches they earn ' what they get They eay that the taste for Manila cigars can be cultivated. Anybody who likes artichokes ought to be lieve it. When unnecessary noise la abol ished the picture of a messenger boy looking at an automobile horn will be pathetic. What has become of the man who UBed to eat strawberry shortcake all the time and then wonder what ailed his system? Irrespective of currency reform, there should be dough for everybody soon. The winter wheat crop has the best of prospects. . An advance of $5 a foot la an nounced In the price of show snakes. But an advance In the price of the bar room kind would be better. This country has imported 016.000, 000 worth of gems since the first of the present year. Somebody must be trying to square himself with his wife. The strength with which a man wields a piece of bamboo depends up on whether said bamboo Is a compo nent part of a carpet beater or a fish ing rod. The statement made, that a woman aw a soul passing from a dying rela tive's Hps is received by scientists with skepticism. Even were such a thing allowed to be possible there are so. . many souls so small as to be Invisible under any circum stances. "How long since you have seen a woman darning a pair of socks?" aska the Cincinnati Enquirer, thus offering an admirable topic for the historical societies. The new British ambassador is re ported to be a baseball fan, which may prove even more Influential than profi ciency on the tennis court or the golf ing green. That all potato cars must be heated In winter Is the mandate of the inter state commerce commission. There must be a society for the prevention of cruelty to the potato. The blasting at Panama la killing the sea serpent This will not do. At least one of the sacred traditions of ages must be preserved from the com mercial Iconoclast of the age. You remember, don't you, that Gau- temala borrowed (2,500,000 from Great Britain In 1869? Well, Great Britain la unreasonable enough to think It Is time for Guatemala to whack up, and la beginning to be no- uesMnt about It IHE SENATE BALKS UNITED STATES MAY NOT RE NEW THE ARBITRATION " TREATIE8. A LONG DEBATE IS PROMISED The British Attitude on the Panama Canal Tolls Question Leads to Stir ring Arguments Twenty-Three Treaties Affected. Washington, D. C. The principle of compulsory arbitration written into the code that has bound the United States with twenty-four great .and iesser nations of the world for the ast five years is In danger, and un less there is a decided change in sen timent in the senate the renewal of twenty-three of the "treaties which gave concrete evidence of this Na tion's belief in such a policy may be impossible. In executive session, the senate again failed to ratify renewals of the arbitration agreement with Great Britain, Italy and Spain, which recent ly expired. These conventions pro vide that questions relating to the In terpretation of . treaties, excepting those that cannot be settled through diplomatic channels or those of vital interest, national honor or indepen dence, shall be submitted to The Hague. A similar treaty with France already has been renewed. The main argument arose over the contention that If the treaty with Great Britain is ratified the Panama Canal tolls question would have to be submitted to The Hague, but in the discussion the Japanese question and the general attitude of the Nation toward compulsory arbitration wac brought up, and led to the expression of views utterly at variance with en trance into such binding agreements In the future. A motion to re-refer the three treaties to the foreign relations com mittee with Instructions that the one with Great Britain be modified so as to exempt specifically the Panama Ca nal tolls question was abandoned, but prolonged debate was predicted for future sessions, and friends of the principle of arbitration were alarmed at the strength displayed by the op position. Some senators showed a disposition to. criticise the making of compulsory arbitration agreements, even if they bound only In cases which do not af fect vital interest, national honor or independence. TO HIT TRUSTS BY TAXATION Plan of Attorney General McReynoldt Presented In Senate as Tariff Bill Amendment. Washington, D. C. In. accord with suggestions of Attorney General Mc Reynolds, Senator" Hitchcock of Ne braska Introduced an anti-trust amendment to the Underwood Tariff bill, which would Jevy a special ad ditional excise tax on a sliding or graduated scale upon manufacturers of tobacco, cigars, cigarettes and snuff. The amendment, coming from a Democratic member, will receive thorough consideration from the fi nance committee. The progressive excise tax pro posed would not reach a manufac turer until he controlled about 25 per cent of the total production of the articles. Over that amount be would be tailed In a rising scale on tobacco one cent a pound for the first million pounds per quarter, two cents a pound for the second million pounds, and so on up to six cents a pound. These graduated taxes would be in addition to the regular eight cents a pound tax that all manufacturers pay on tobacco. The same Is true of the pro gressive tax on cigars, cigarettes and snuff. THE OIL DECREE INADEQUATE Further Action May be Taken Against Standard Company by Attorney General McReynoldt. Washington. Attorney General Mc Keynolds said that he regards the Standard Oil dissolution decree as in adequate to meet the intent of tb Sherman Law. This was the first definite Indication " of the Attorney General's attitude toward the Investi gation now being conducted to deter mine whether an "oil trust'' still exists. His objections to the decree, Ukt tlioBe he has expressed against th tobacco trust decree, are based on the ground that a real dissolution of a trust cannot be accomplished by a dis tribution of the stock pro rata among the same shareholders. Pop Plus Received W. J. Burn. Rome. William J. Burn, the detec tive, was received la private audience ty rope nu. BOARD OF ENGINEERS ON VALUATION. This Is the board of engineers on valuation recently selected by the interstate commerce commission to assist In formulating the plan under which the valuation work on the property of common carriers will be done. From left to right: Prof. Win. D. Ponce of the University of Wisconsin, Howard M. Jones of Nashville, Tenn., J. S. Worley, Edwin V. Wendt of Pittsburgh, Pa., and It. A. Thompson of California. THE GAS DECISION JUDGE MARSHALL HANDS DOWN OPINION IN KANSAS NAT. URAL CASE. STATE RECEIVERS CONTROL With Judge Flannelly's Appointees In Charge Missouri Cities Will Prob ably Get But Little Gas for Fuel. Kansas City, Mo., Expressing grave fears for the result and regret that a technicality gave Jurisdiction, Judge John A. Marshall of the United States district court of Utah, sitting In -the United States court -In Kansas City, Kan., rendered a decision effecting dismemberment of the Kansas Nat ural Gas Company. It Is believed the result will be no gas for Missouri. Judge Marshall awarded to re ceivers appointed by Judge Thomas J.' Flannelly of the district court of Montgomery county, Kan., control of that part of the company's property lying within (he state of Kansas. The federal receivers appointed by Judge John C. Pollock of the United States district court, who since their ap poiutment have .bad control of the company' entire property, valued at $22,000,000, will retain control of the company's property in Oklahoma and Missouri. The federal receivers immediately filed notice of appeal to the United States circuit court of appeals at St. Louis. Judge' Marshall allowed twen ty days In which to perfect an ap peal and required that 150,000 super sedeas bond be filed. The effect of Judge Marshall's decision will be sus pended pending the appeal and the federal receivers will, for that time, remain In ctiarge of the entire prop erty. Should the decision of Judge Marshall be sustained, an appeal prob ably will be taken to the supreme court of the United States. - Disaster Feared. The results, should Judge Marshall's decision become effective, it Is be lieved by the federal receivers and officials of the gas company, will be deplorable from the standpoint of the publlo and disastrous from the stand point of the stockholders. No gas or Kansas City or any other cities formerly supplied In Missouri, and the financial ruin of the company are re sults predicted. In announcing' his decision. Judge Marshall -expressed grave fears for the result and also his regret . that a technicality com pelled him to render it - JOHNSON AND ENVOY MEET In a Five Minute' Talk the Land Ownership Question Was .Not Mentioned. Sacramento, Cal. Accompanied by an interpreter, Y. Yamaguchi, mem ber of -the Japanese parliament, had an audience with Governor Johnson in the capitol. The Japanese statesman and the governor exchange compli ments and courtesies for five minutes. Not one ' word was spoken concern ing the antl-alleu land law. Mr. Ya maguchi came from Japan to investi gate the Japanese land ownership sit uation here. He will lecture before the Japanese of Sacramento soon. Steel Corporation to Canada, Ottawa. OntA dominion charter has been obtained Dy me i,anaaiun branch of the United States Steel cor poration. The capital of the company 1 placed at 120,000,000 and the chief pike of business It at OUhway, Ont NELSON FREE OF CONTEMPT Missouri Supreme Court Decides in Favor of Kansas City Editor in Guthrie Case. Jefferson City. William R. Nelson, editor of the Star, was discharged from custody In the contempt pro ceedings adjudged against him by Judge Joseph A. Guthrie of the Jack son county circuit court, January 20, 1913, and the proceedings dismissed, through an opinion filed in the su preme court en banc by Judge Wood son and concurred by all the other six members of the bench. Judge Woodson holds that Mr. Nel son was deprived of his rights by Judge Guthrie and condemned with out the taking of testimony in a hear ing on the part of the accused. He also finds that Judge Guthrie had pre pared his finding tlte night before Mr. Nelson was haled into court, and that in doing so he violated a plain and fundamental rule of right and sought to deprive the prisoner of his rights without process of law. TWO SHOT BY A DYING MAN Omaha Man Killed .Stepson and Wounded. Wife After Being Fatally Shot Himself. Omaha. While defending his moth er from an attack by his stepfathei Charles McBrlde shot and killed John Jacobson, who was divorced from his mother, and was In -turn killed by Jacobson, who fired two bullets Into the young man's body, before his strength was gone. Jacobson then went to a closet where his former wife was hiding and fired a bullet into her body, which physicians say will prove fatal. . ' Tryj Panama Locks Completed. Panama. It is officially" announced that all the heavy concrete work of the six locks of the Panama Canal has been completed. The lower guard gates at Gatun and Pedro Miguel and the upper guard gates at Mlrafiores will be closed as soon as possible af ter June 15, the plan being to allow Lake Gatun to fill. Damage by California 'Hopper. Sacramento, Cal. From various points in the Sacramento Valley coun ties and as far south as Fresno and Tularo reports of new invasions of the grasshoppers have come to the Btate noriicuitural department. Aeroplane Falls With Two. Buc. France. Aviator Barnard an a passenger were instantlv killed when Barnard's biplane turned over In midair and crashed to the ground CONDENSED NEWS ITEMS A Good Roads bill, carrying an ap propriation of $700,000, has passed the house of the Illinois legislature The senate la expected to concur. Robert J. Rubin, convicted recentlv as head of the New York "arson trust," was sentenced by Justice Goff to serve six to ten years In Sing Sing prison. It Is rumored In St. Paul that rt Wlnchell, receivers of the Frisco, has been chosen to -succeed Howard El liott as president of the Northern Pa cific railroad. airs, jonn uoty, wire of 'a farmer living near Altus, Ok., was poisoned by a mixture put out for grasshop pers. Her llfo wa saVed by use of a stomach pump. The British government denies that it has any Intention of building a big naval station at Kingston, Jamaica, as a consequence of the completion oi ipe ransma Lanm. UNION MEN ARE INDICTED Prominent U. M. W. A. Official Charged Witn Violation of theV Sherman Act. , Charleston, W. Va. President John P. White and eighteen other official of the United Mine Workers of Amer ica, have been indicted In the fed eral court here on a charge of vio lating the Sherman anti trust law. It is alleged the defendants conspired with the coal operators of western Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Illi nois to raise wages In the West Vir ginia coal fields so as to. prevent Jts competition with the other four states in the western market. Those named In the indictment are: John P. White, president: Frank -J. Hayes, vice president; Thomas H?g gerty, Joseph Vnsey, James Cantreil, Charles Hatley, Marco Roman, George H. Edmonds and Benjamin F. Morris, organizers of the United Mine Work ers of America; Thomas Cairns, pres ident; Clarence C. Griffith, vice pres ident; James M. Crago, secretary, of District No. 17, U. M. W., and James Diana, John Nutte, Rome Mitchell, W. S. Reece, F. D. Stanley, U. S. Cant- ley and A. D. Lavender, 'subordinate officers of District No. 17. MARSHALL LIKES HIS JOB The Vice President Visits Home Folks for a Short Tour of Speech Making. Indianapolis, Ind. Vice President and Mrs. Thomas R. Marshall a?o here for their first visit home since the Inauguration. Mr. Marshall said the job of being the second highest officer in the land "is very pleasant" While in Indiana the vice president will make several addresses, chief among them a speech accepting for the state a bronze bust of Colonel Richard Owen, presented by Confed erate soldiers who were war prisoners at Camp Morton In 1802, when Colo nel Owen was in charge. The bust will be unveiled in the state house corridor Monday. Mr. Marshall contracted a slight cold on the'" way from Nashville, Tenn. AN ULSTER PLOT WAS NIPPED Scotland Yard Detective Seized Forty Ton of Arm In a London Factory. London. A huge" conspiracy to arm" the Ulster Unionists to - resist the :omlng Lome rjile regime In Ireland has Just been discovered by Scot land Yard. When the news became known here it caused -the greatest sensation be cause the discovery follows elosely the seizure of 12 tons of rifles, bayo nets and ammunition at Belfast Mon day. Now the police have discovered the factory in London where the arm were made and have found there 40 tons of every 'description of - 'arms, awaiting shipment to Ulster. Except for the seizure another consignment of arms would be already on Its way. CALLS WOMAN FIRST MARTYR Mis Davidson Who Attempt to Break Up English Derby Die of Injurle. London, Eng. Emily Wilding David son, the first martyr to the militant .dead at the Epsom hospital as the re sult of a fracture of the skull sus tained in an attempt to stop the king's horse Anmer during the running of the derby on Wednesday last. Only the matron of the hospital and two nurses were present at the deathbed. Miss Davidson'srelatlves had left the building when told that th5re was no hope of her regaining consciousness. - Another Dead at tu.j Seach. Long Beach, Cal. Peter Inglls, 70 years old. Is dead from Injuries re ceived In the collapse of the audi torium flrnirnflrh In tho V!mnlrA Il.ut- celebration. He made the thirty ninth victim of the accident . Inglls came here with his wife fifteen months ago from Neepawa, Manitoba, to which place the body will be taken for burial. "Dry" Capture Missouri County. Keytesvllle, Mo. Chariton county went "dry" at the local option elec tion by a majority of 179. The elec tion was quiet, - though a large vote was polled and no disorder occurred anywhere In the county, so far a heard from. The county went "wet" a year ago by 99 in an election later held to be illegal. Rider Killed In Motordrome. Detroit, Mich. Edward Holleybeck of Flint, Mich., was killed at the mo tordrome speedway here while prac ticing on a motorcycle. Going at full speed, he shot up to the top of the track, struck the guard rail and dropped several feet to the bottom, Tb motorcycle fell on top of bias.