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Personal, Pollticwl, Foreign and Other
Intelligence Interesting to the
General Reader.
The Clayton resolution, calling on
the attorney general for information
as to proposed criminal prosecution
of officers of the American Tobacco
Company, was adopted by the house.
In view of the rumored threatened
revolutionary disturbances in Nicara
gua, the gunboat Marietta has been or
dered from Guantanamo, Cuba, to
Bluefields, Nicaragua. The warships
will undertake a tour of observation
to protect American interests if neces
President Taft promised Represent
ative Hardwick, of Georgia, chairman
of the special house committee inves
tigating the sugar trust, that all in
formation regarding the trust now in
the possession of the executive de
partment would be put at the disposal
of the department. Senator Hard
wick said the investigation would be
gin in earnest next week.
President Taft will stick to Beverly
as a hot weather play ground unless
congress selects a site and appropri
ates the money for an official sum
mer white house elsewhere. In a let
ter to Governor Eberhart, of Minne
sota, declining with thanks the offer
of a site for a presidential summer
home at Wayzata, on Lake Minneton
ka. the president explained that con
gress alone had the authority to des
ignate an official summer white house.
Senator Cummins of Iowa, one of
the organizers of the national repub
lican progressive league, receptive
candidate for the presidential nomi
nation and supposed enemy of the ad
ministration of President Taft, an
nounced that he would favor Presi
dent Taft delegates to the republican
national convention and that he could
not see his way clear to support Sen
ator La Follett.e for the presidency.
Senator Cummins has announced
that he will support Taft for renomi
Senate republicans claim the demo
cratic family is about as badly di
vided as itself.
President Taft rebuked an army
colonel for his admitted prejudice
against the Jewish race.
Senator Smoot accused the house of
trying to saddle printing bills on the
senate committee.
The senate committee having the
reciprocity bill declared in favor of
the Root amendment.
A resolution was offered in the sen
ate to permit the opening of the Lorl
mer election investigation.
Attorney General Wickersham said
criminal prosecution of trust mag
nates will be undertaken.
A storm drove George H. Hutton
a clerk, to commit suicide in Addison
ville, a suburb of Cincinnati.
Testimony was introduced at Des
Moines implicating James O'Calla
gban in the treasury robbery.
By direction of the president, pri
vate papers of the state department
were refused a house committee.
Under the terms of the will of Mrs.
Caroline E. Thompson of Bridgeport,
Conn., and New York, daughter of
the late P. T. Barnum, an estate
valued at over $1,000,00 is disposed of.
To her husband is given an annuity
of $6,000 and a life interest in the
New York residence.
Judge Elbert H. Gary, executive
head of the United States Steel corpo
ration, gave the house committee of
inquiry a version of the formation of
that corporation which contradicted
testimony of John W. Gates that
threats of Andrew Carnegie to build
rival railroads and tube works had in
duced J. Pierpont Morgan to institute
negotiations culminating in the gigan
tic steel combination.
Fifteen persons were more or less
seriously injured when the Lebanon
accommodation train on the Tennes
eee Central railroad crashed into a
Bwitch engine on the outskirts of
The American chamber of com
merce in Paris, which transmitted the
resolutions sdepted by the
chamber of commerce and the Paris
chamber of commerce favoring unre
stricted arbitration between the Unit
ed States and France to the 45 cham
bers of commerce in this country, lias
already received six enthusiastic re
Several hundred well armed Yaqui
Indians have mobilized in the Yaqui
river delta country and are demand
Ing the restoration of their lands, ac
cording to the statement of passengers
on the train which arrived lately from
RCi "if''*? Sixty-three persons were killed as
the result of an earthquake in Mex
ico City.
(S&L- The bill for county option in Wis
consin was Indefinitely postponed by
the assembly. This action practicall}
dieses of this question at this leg
islature as the senate voted against
lb* measure some weeks *cp.
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Mexican rebels of Lower California
are bent on a new republic.
Progress is being made in the work
of raising the wreck of the Maine.
The field and work of the women's
auxiliaries furnished the topic of dis
cussion at the session of the society
of St. Vincent de Paul at Boston.
The bill to revise the wool tariff
was formally introduced in the house.
The senate sub-committee which
will pass on Lorimer has been made
President Taft reiterated his oppo
sition to any amendment to the re
ciprocity 1)111*
Drinking of champaign in public by
members was one of the closing fea
tures of the Ohio legislature.
President Taft is quite confident
reciprocity will pass the senate if
amendments can be excluded.
Mayor Voel H. Cuchin was found
guilty of malfeasance and misfeas
ance in office at Roanoke, Va.
Price of wheat in Chicago pit went
higher as result of reports of Hessian
fly, grasshoppers and heat damage.
In a referendum vote members of
Iowa suffrage association ruled to
hold the state suffrage convention in
The southwest tariff commission,
composed of business men of the
southwest, opened a weeks session at
An invitation was received by Pres
ident Taft from the anti-horse their
association of Kansas and Oklahoma
to visit Arkansas City, Kas., to ad
dress its convention July 19.
The last $2,000 required to insure
the erection in Des Moines of a monu
ment to the late Senator Allison was
received by State Treasurer from Gen
eral Grenville M. Dodge.
J. D. Bren, cashier and accountant
of the state university, was held nn
by three Minnesota highwaymen near
the university and robbed of $13,800.
He also lost his watch and his
months salary.
The Cunard line steamer Saxonia,
arrived at Trieste, Austria, from New
York, in the hands of the health au
thorities as the result of the discov
ery of a case of suspected cholera on
The action of the war department
in not reporting to congress awards
of contracts for materials used in the
construction of the Panama canal,
amounting already to many millions
of dollars, was a subject of inquiry
by the house committtee on expendi
tures in that department.
The suit of the Ware-Kramer To
bacco company against the American
Tobacco company for $1,200,000 dam
ages under the Sherman anti-trust
act was begun at Raleigh, N. C„ be
fore Judge O'Connor in the federal
court. Matters argued were concern
ing production of books, records and
papers and exceptions to depopsitions
by both parties.
Fourteen of the largest guns ever
used in the American navy, each cost
ing more than $127,000 to complete
and mount, are now in course of con
struction in the Washington Navy
Yard, and scores of official visitors
and sightseers are attracted daily to
the big shops where work on the won
derful new war tools is well under
Supplementary estimates of the
government's receipts from the corpo
ration tax, payable this month, indi
cate the revenue from that source
will exceed the first predictions. The
assessments of the first four months
of the year are more than 2,850,000,
which is considerable more than the
assessment for the first six months
of 1910.
The formal making of plans to cele
brate the fiftieth anniversary of Kan
sas as a state was commenced by the
Topeka Commercial club. The cele
bration will be held this fall during
the Topeka state fair week.
Following four hours discussion of
the Canadian reciprocity bill by the
senate finance committee in executive
session. Chairman Penrose expressed
the opinion that many amendments
which might be adopted by the com
mittee would be killed on the floor of
the senate.
Colonel Theodore Rooseevlt said
with reference to a published story
that he would support President Taft
in the next campaign: "There is no
truth in the report that I have agreed
to support any man for president in
1912. I have neither made any such
statement nor even discussed the mat
Because he was unfamiliar with the
rule requiring applicants to register
when they begin their study for law,
Robert Alphonso Taft, son of Presi
dent Taft, was denied the privilege of
taking the Ohio state bar examina
t:on. Two months ago he wrote to the
clerk of the supreme court, asking to
be registered for examination. He
was advised that because he had not
registered when he began to prepare
for the law that he could not taks the
examination now. He will probably
take it two years hence.
Adjournment of congress appears to
be far off.
All of the children of W. J. Bryan
are now married.
The speech of President Taft at
Chicago is expected to strengthen the
cause of reciprocity.
Rumors were spread of an attempt
to assassinate Madero.
Madero is to be well guarded on his
entry to Mexico City.
Six people were drowned in Utah
lake, near Salt Lake City.
President Taft will spend the sum
mer months at Beverly, Mass.
Noisy and enthusiastic receptions
were given the Madero party.
Governor Hughes cannot be re
garded as a presidential probability.
Theodore Roosevelt would deal
with trusts the same as the com
merce commission deals with rail
Cook Turns Modern Science
Good Account.
Vlan Without a Conscience Visits Nu
merous Chiefs and Induces Them,
by Means of Talking Machine
Into Signing Away Lands.
New York.—"I was reminded by a
itory 1 saw the other day,-" said a sol
dier of fortune, "of some of my ex-*
periences on the Gold Coast, when I
lad a cook who had the same fond
Jess for cats as the cook mentioned
another traveler. My cook was
lamed Quace Mensc-b, and he had an
nteresting career.
"He was an Accra, and he had been
.rained by some Englishmen, who had
:aken him to London. There he had
?ot into a fight of some kind, for
vvhich he had spent a year in Jail,
3ut he had learned to cook well, and
:bat is something that is worth while
that part of the world.
"Quace Mensch served me so faith
fully one year that when I went to
England 1 asked him what I should
bring him on my return. He said
:here was nothing he would like so
Duch as a phonograph into which he
:ould talk and make records of his
wn. I thought this was an odd pref
jrence, but when 1 went back to the
Sold Coast I took a machine with
ne, and Quace Mensch was delighted.
He served me faithfully for awhile,
ind then he suddenly disappeared. I
learned that he had taken to the
It was a long time before I
heard from him again, and then one
lay he turned up loaded down with
Jeeds to land which was suspected of
searing gold.
"1 asked him how he got the deeds.
He grinned. I cannot attempt to
Sive his dialect, but he said the pho
aograph was responsible.
'1 talked into the machine in the
Fanti language,' he said. 'I said:
"Chief, this man is a big Juju man,
and a friend of mine. You must give
him your whole place if you want me
to be good to you."
'I went to village after village,
carrying the talking machine, and saw
chief after chief. 1 would place the
phonograph so they could not see
what it was like, and then I would say
to the chief that I was a juju man, and
1 was prepared to prove it. He
would not believe me, but when I had
got him quiet I would turn on the pho
nograph and tell them that, the great
juju was speaking*. Of course, they
had not heard of a talking machine,
and when they heard this voice com
ing from a little born, they would get
scared and beg me to take all they
Two Americans Eat Appetizer in Lon
don Restaurant and Discover Item
Totals $5.50.
London.—That young American
dramatist, Avery Hapgood, in com
pany with the young American the
atrical star, Robert Dempster, arrived
in London the other day after a pleas
ure trip around the continent.
European customs and conditions
are practically all new to them, but
they are learning rapidly and having
no end of fun in doing it. The other
night they learned about plovers'
eggs. That wasn't as funny.
After the theater they went to the
Savoy for a drink and a bite, and
joined the gay crowd at the supper
tables. Neither was hungry so they
paid little attention to the items on
the menu.
"Plovers1 eggs to start with?" asked
the waiter.
Yes, they would have plovers' eggs,
although neither of them had ever
seen one even.
"He brought us a sort of a nest full
of little speckled hard-boiled eggs,"
said Mr. Dempster. "They didn't look
very appetizing, and when we tried
them they didn't taste any better than
they looked. I'd a good deal rather
have hen's eggs. There was that nest
of eggs, however, and we as supposed
it was the portion we had ordered we
Glenvllle, N. Y., Chicken Helps Owner
to Build Coop After He Smashes
Finger With Hammer.
Tarrytown, N. Y.—The white leg
horn hen owned by John Grohan of
Glenville, which a few weeks ago fol
lowed him to the trolley car to pay
his fare with a nickel he had forgot
ten, has again proved her devotion to
her master.
The other day Grohan enjoyed a
half holiday and he started to build
a small chicken coop. The hen stood
by and watched him pick up the nails
and drive them home. After he had
picked up half a dozen the hen walk
ed over and picked up one with her
beak and dropped it in his hand. This
was simple, and Grohan was getting
along well with his job when he
smashed his finger.
With this handicap tie couldn't hold
the nails. The hen. seeing that some
thing was wrong, held a nail in her
beak. Grohan placed the hen's head
near the board and with a gentle tap
started the hail, and the hen then
picked up another nail.
After that the hen held the nails
against the boards and Grohan drove
ihem home and the coop was soon
had if only I would promise to get the
great juju to look after them. I al
ways promised, and they would make
haste to deed to me any piece of land
I asked for.'
"That cook, of course, had no such
thing as a conscience, and you can
see what civilization had done for
him. I have heard recently that he is
now the richest man on the whole
Gold Coast and he got all he has out
of the phonograph 1 gave him."
kept on eating until the rest of the
supper came. We didn't like them
"When the hill came the plovers'
eggs were charged at £1 10s. It took
our breath away when we found we
had eaten $5.50 worth of them. 1
never invested so much money in
eggs in a whole month before. The
one and six a portion 1 discovered con
sisted of one egg. And all the while
we were committing this gastronomic
sacrilege we were grumbling at our
selves for our economy in eating them
to save them.
"I am glad plovers are not a do
mestic bird you meet frequently, for
1 shall blush every time I see one."
"Old Glory" Chickens.
Trenton, N. J.—Rev. Nelson Brown,
a Windsor preacher, awoke early the
other day to find that two of his
chickens had changed color. One had
turned red, the other blue. A naturally
white rooster made the trio of nation
al colors complete.
The clergyman, wondering whether
his eyesight was out of gear, asked
neighbors to look at the chickens.
"You're all right," said the friends,
"but those fowl certainly ain't."
Closer inspection showed that paint
was responsible, and the preacher
complained to the police. He thinks
mischievous boys did the work.
Great Increase In Gambling Reported
to League Which Is Fighting
Evil—Women Victims.
London.—Gambling is on the In
crease in England. According to re
ports to the British Anti-Gambling
league, organized gambling is making
gigantic strides, and this despite the
fact that the police have marie
very difficult for one to place bets in
London and the other big cities of the
it is stated that whereas a century
ago there were only 20 bookmakers in
Great Britain and Ireland there are
now some 30,000 men getting their liv
ing wholly or partly in this way.
The turnover is estimated at about
$400,000,000 on horse racing, and $150,
000,000 on football and other sports.
The gambling evil, too, is spreading
alarmingly among women and chil
dren and is restricted to no particu
lar clasB of society.
There have been 46 cases of wom
en bookmakers before the courts in
the last year.
The league has protested to the gov
ernment against the receipt of foreign
lottery circulars and caUed the atten
tion of the police to the existence of
ipany girls' betting clubs.
M.. ... JS&EI
ASHINGTON.—In the opinion of a great many persons, the most beau
woman in the national capital is Miss Dorothy Williams. To be
sure there are others on whose behalf this claim is disputed, but
there is no dispute as to Miss Williams being the possessor of great
pulchritude. She is the daughter of Colonel John R. Williams, U. S. A.,
and Mrs. Williams, and a sister of Mrs. Joseph Leiter.
Escaped Simian Takes Possession of
Room and Has Much Fun Before
Captured by Student.
Portland, Ore.—Escaping from his
cage at the Seven Mile house, on the
Section Line road, a moukey ran
amuck, made his way to the Buckley
school house, located a short distance
east, and took possession of the
school, ousting the teacher and fright
ening the pupils.
The simian hopped from bench to
bench, then back to the desk of the
pretty school ma'am, who had re
treated to a safe place, the intruder
thoroughly enjoying his freedom,
much to the alarm of the children.
After disporting about the room
for several minutes, the monkey
dropped into the drinking bucket, full
of water. The cold bath, most unex
pected, did not halt the animal in his
search for entertainment Emerging
from the bucket almost as quickly as
he had dropped into it, he took a
straight cut across the room over the
heads of the pupils.
Finally one of the boys, braver than
the others, caught the animal after a
hard struggle, placed it in a sack and
restored it to its home, but Mr. Mon
key hact created such a disturbance
that the rest of the lessons for the
day in the Buckley school house were
called off.
Japan Stops Coloring Tea.
New York.—The consul general of
Japan, K. Mldzuina, has announced
that the Japanese government had is
sued an edict to Japanse tea growers
that hereafter the manufacture of ar
tificially colored teas in Japan was
This action follows the ruling made
by the United States treasury depart
ment that on and after May 1 teas
shipped to the United States must be
free from any coloring or facing mat
ter whatsoever.
To show how deeply the gambling
passion has taken hold, the directors
of the league dcclare there are many
bookmakers who stoop so low as to
take bets for sixpence or a shilling
from girls or boys.
German Dogs Unmuzzled,
Berlin.—After decreeing the massa
cre of 700 dogs whose owners could
not afford to pay the new tax of $6
a year, the police president of Berlin
has issued an "emancipation procla
mation," by the terms of which Great
er Berlin's 60,000 dogs may go unmuz
The police authorities have come to
the conclusion that the compulsory
muzzle is an antiquated institution,
and have decided to follow the ex
example of London, Paris, and other
capitals which ioiig ago abandoned it.
The unmuzzling order is the result
of a persistent campaign by the So
ciety for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Animals. Muzzles need in future be
worn only by dogs known to be dan
gerous or which bare bitten people..
If such animals prove chronic of
fenders the police will seize and Jdl)
Through Her Efforts the Prohibltiot]
4 Law of Her Adopted
... 8tate Hat Been
Leavenworth, Kansas. CafHtj
Nation, the Kansas saloon smassii
er, died here. Paresis was the caus
of death. For several months Mrs
Nation had been in poor health sni
on Jan. 22 she entered the local sfttiti
tarium, in which she died, hoping
there to recover from a nervous
It became evident several days age
that Mrs. Nation could not recover,
and Dr. A. L. Suwalski, physician at
the sanitarium, informed her that til
end was near. She said nothing, but
smiled. Worry over a lawsuit whicb
had been brought against a lectur
bureau for alleged failure to pay fo
services on the platform ia said to
have caused her to break down.
Mrs. Carrie Nation was born la
Kentucky in 1846. In her early Ufa
she married a man addicted to intoxi
cants, which created in her an intense
aversion to the saloon. When he died
she determined to devote her Ufa to
the suppression of the liquor traffic
Later she moved to Kansas -and mar
ried David Nation, who sympathised
with her temperance principles, but
from whom she was afterwards di
Mrs. Nation's first saloon smashing
was done in the barroom of the Carey
hotel at Wichita, Dec. 27, 1900. She
was arrested and remained in jail sev
eral days before Bhe was released on
bond. On Jan. 21, 1901, armed with
her favorite weapon, a hatchet. Sirs.
Nation made another raid in Wichita.
This time she smashed two Joints.
In the next three months Mrs. Na
tion surprised the jointists in various
Kansas towns, appearing unheralded'
and leaving a trail of ruined barroom
fixtures wherever she went. Many
jointists became terrorstricken when
the militant temperance advocate api
peared in their neighborhood and^
locked their places and tied befofe the.
hatchet could get Into action.
Remarkably few of the saloon men
used violence in resisting Mrs. Nation
although she was assaulted and badly
hurt while wrecking a joint at Enter
prise, Kan. By this time Kansas was
in a ferment.
Aroused by her spirit, the people be
gan to demand that all the saloons
and joints be closed at once. Smash
ing parties were organized all over
the state. The saloon power was
being wrecked. As a result bills were
passed by the legislature which.
strengthened the state prohibition law.
Thus, erratic as her life had been,
Mrs. Nation was responsible for the,
greatest temperance awakening in
Police Charge of Striking Garment
Cleveland, June 10.—One hundred
policemen were summoned to quell
a riot between striking garment work
ers and sympathisers and non-union
workmen charged on the rioters and
in the fight which followed one man
was shot and at least a half dozen
seriously injured. Scores sufiered
battered heads and body bruiBes. It
was the first violence of the strike.
About 600 strikers gathered in front
of Prlntz Bierderman & Co.'s branch
factory on West Twenty-fifth street
as the non-union workmen were about
to leave the building. A brick hurled
into the crowd by an unknown per-,
son started the riot When the po
lice arrived the strikers and non-union
men were hurling bricks, clubs and
stones. Windows in nearby stores
were smashed. When the police
charged the mob resisted.
Patrolman John Becker was struck
on the head and he drew his revolver
and shot Roselli Doloungo, a striker,
in the thigh. Among the seriouslr
hurt were Patrolman John Sammar
and Isaac Cohen and Isadore Benja
min, who were beaten by the police
men. Another man received a gash
in the throat. Doloungo was placed
under arrest after being taken to a
Later a crowd of strikers gathered
at the plant of the Lattin-Bloomfield
company, in West Forty-second streets
to force out the nonunion workers,
Windows were broken and some oC
t.hfi Rtrikors tinohoH upstairs "ZZX.'
escapes and entered the building.
Many of the men workers Inside then,
joined the strikers, but 150 girl work
ers refused. The strikers and their
recruits then started in a parade down
the street. Another riot call brought
a squad of police and the crowd was
dispersed. .....
25-Foot Yawl to Cross the 'Sea.
Providence, Rhode Island —A cup..
worth $1,000, offered by King Victor.
Emmanuel of Italy, and a 12,000 cash
prize pet up by tfce Automobile Club
of Rome, are furnishing xne incentives
for a trip across the ocean in the |S^
foot yawl Seabird by Thomas FWikj"
ing Day, Theodore R. Goodwin
Fred B. Thurber. The yaWI has. s&rip
ed from this ,ppi&.for Rome., .lbs
arrives safely the Seabird
pete for three prize* in conns
with the celebraUon of the

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