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'E IV—NO. 80
PRESIDENT TRANSMITS COMMIS- 6IONER GARFIELD'S REPORT TO CONGRESS. Result* of Investigation of Transport taticr. sr.d rrolynl nates Show the Octopus Has Benefitted Enormously by Secret Rates—Department of Justice Will Institute Prosecutions In Certain Cases. Washington, May 5. President Roosevelt has transmitted to congress the report of James R. Garfield, com missioner of corporations, giving the results of his investigation of trans portation and freight rates in connec tion with the oil industry. The president expresses the view that the report is of capital impor tance because of the effort now being made to secure such enlargement of the scope of the interstate commerce commission as will confer upon it power to meet the demonstrated needs of the situation. The facts in the re port, he declares, are for the most part hot disputed. That the Standard Oil company has benefitted enormous ly up almost to the present moment by secret rates, many of which were clearly unlawful, the president says the report clearly shows} the benefit thereby secured amounting to at least 1750,000 a year. On this subject he says: "This $750,000 represents the profit that the Standard Oil company ob tains at the expense of the railroads but of course the ultimate result is that it obtains a much larger profit at the expense of the public. A very Striking result of the investigation has been that shortly after the discovery Df these secret rates by the commis sioner of corporations the major por tion of them were promptly corrected by the railroads, so that most of them have now been done away with. This Immediate correction,' partial or com plete, of the evil of the secret rates, is of course an acknowledgment that they were wrong and yet were perse vered in until exposed." Will Institute Prosecutions. The statement is added that the de partment of justice will take up. the question of instituting prosecution? is at least certain of the cases and the hope is expressed that congress will enact into law the bill of Senator Knox to correct the construction of the im munity provision rendered in Judge Humphrey's decision. Continuing, the president says: "But In addition to these secret rates the Standard Oil profits im mensely by open rates, Vhich are so arranged as to give it an overwhelm ing advantage over its independent competitors. This is a characteristic example of the numerous evils which are inevitable .under a system in which the big shippers and the railroads are left free to crush out all individual Initiative and all power of Independent action because of the absence of ade quate and thorough going govern mental control. Exactly similar condi tions obtain in a large part of the West and Southwest." It is not possible, he says, to put Into figures the exact amount by which the Standard profits through the gross favoritism shown it by the rail roads in connection with the open rates. "The profit of course comes not merely by the saving in the rate itself as compared with its com petitors, but by the higher prices it is able to charge and by complete con trol of the market which it secures, thereby- getting the profit on the whole consumption." Purpose of the Law Thwarted. The president calls attention to that feature of the report regarding the planner in which the law is evaded by treating as state commerce what in reality is merely a part/of Interstate commerce. He says it is clearly shown "that this device is employed on the New York Central railroad, as well as on many other railroads, in such fashion'as' to, amount to thwart ing. the purpose of the law, although the. forms of the" law may be complied with." It Is unfortunately not true,, he •ays, that the Standard Oil company is the only corporation which has bene fitted and is benefittingln wholly im proper iaeAion by an elaborate series of rate discriminations. The sugar trust, he adds, according to the inves tigation now In progress, rarely it ever pays the lawful rate for" transport^ tlon. He-declares that in the effort to prevent the railroads frpm nmHng for Improper purposes "we hare very UnwlBely prohibited themitromunlting Jar proper pulrpon^ that is, for pur poses of protecting themselves and the general pqbllc as against the pejw Sit the at corporations.", i.'f rs as an^ element of com- 5 J,,«T petition tne passage or some such, law •s that which has already passed the house, putting alcohol used in the arts and manufactures upon the free list and of keeping the fee to oil and coal lands of the Indian tribes or on the public domain in the government, the lands to be leased only on such terms and for such periods as will enable the government to enjoy control of them. Witte May Go to Paris. London, May 7.—The Daily Tele graph's St. Petersburg correspondent says it is reported that Count WSUe may be appointed Russian ambassador to Paris. NEWS CONDENSATIONS Thursday, May 3. Mrs. Robert H. Finch, wife of the former mayor of Toledo, O., is dead from carbolic acid poisoning, self-ad ministered. Papers have been served in a suit brought by the Wisconsin state bank ing department attacking the constitu tionality of the new state civil service law. Max Dittrich, a leather worker, who was arrested recently at Dresden, Sax ony, on suspicion of murder, has con fessed that he had killed eight per sons in seven years. At Louisville, Wednesday, the Ken tucky Derby, 1% miles, worth $5,000 to the winnerj was won by Sir Huon, Lady Navarre second, James Reddlck third. Time, 2:08%. The Delmont (Pa.) National bank has been closed by direction of the comptroller of the currency upon the report of Bank Examiner Cunningham that the bank is insolvent. Friday, May 4. Secretary of the Navy Bonaparte is reported as decidedly better. Governor Hoch of Kansas has been renominated by the Republican state convention. Mrs. Nannie Langhorne Shaw of Virginia and Waldorf Astor, eldest son of William Waldorf Astor, were quiet, ly married at All Souls' church, Lon don, Thursday afternoon. Senator Aldrich, chairman of the committee on finance, has appointed a sub-committee to take testimony on the free alcohol bill as follows: Aid rich, Allison, Burrows, Spooner, Hale, Money and Bailey. Michael Angelo McGinnis, a former college professor and author of a standard work on mathematics, was convicted of forgery in the criminal court at Kansas City and sentenced to ten years in the penitentiary. Saturday, May 5.- Edwin F. Gould, a well known labor leader and editor of a paper devoted to the interests of labor, dropped dead at Indianapolis. William C. Owen, a Shakespearan comedian, is dead at New York. He was sixty years old and had been on the stage forty years. The stockholders of the Traders' In surance company have been assessed $200 per share to meet the losses sus tained by the company in the San Francisco .fire. Daniel Lockwood, who placed Grouser Cleveland in nomination for mayor of ^Buffalo, governor and president the first time, is critically ill at his home In Buffalo, N. Y. Corporal James Tanner, commapder in-chifef of the G. A. R., makes the statement that, according to statistics compiled by himself, the old veterans were dying at the rate of 5,000 a month. .Monday, May 7. James Mills/for more than thirty years an editorial writer on the Pitts burg Post, is dead. Seven of the wealthiest Italian mer chants of New Orleans have received "Black Hand" letters demanding sums from $3,000 to 25,000. Captain J. J. Snouffer, one of the most prominent pioneers of Eastern Iowa, is dead at Cedar Rapids, aged eighty-one years He was a veteran, of the Mexican war. Professor Eugene Renevietv presi dent of the Swiss Geographical society and president of the Simplon Geolog ical, commission, -was killed st Lu cerne, Switzerland, by falling down an elevator shaft. W. W. Baldwin, widely known throughout Ohio, Kentucky and Ten nessee as the "turnpike^ king," is dead at Maysville, Ky. Years ago he was the object of prosecution by the turn* pike raids in his neighborhood. Tuesday, May S. Speaker Cannon was seventy years old Monday. Edwin W. Clark, sixty-four years Old a broker and a member of the New York Cotton Exchange, suicided by Bhooting. 1 Colonel Henry H. Adams of New York, well known In military circles and in the iron and steeli business, is dead' at Greenwich, Conn. Max Judd, of national reputation as chess player, died suddenly room -at the MonticeUo hotel at St. Louis from angina jrectorts. 4 Light flurries of sqow have fallen lit the .past twenty-.tpuriours in a nun* h^'-' 1'\#ff VP% 'iiiiiiiiiii ft f- «*#§iF 1 ?»w sr i-v^r-1 ^r -"'•"v.. •^i8fcv*e* 3J* :t* ,r_ tffeH. %(,•,^ I® as M* ber Of places m'Mfchigan, but no dam age has been done to fruit trees or crops. Daniel E. Murphy, well known in life insurance circles, is dead at Mil waukee after several months' illness of liver trouble. He was sixty-three years of age. Wednesday, May 9. Mount Vesuvius is again showing considerable activity. The nineteenth annual session of the Southern conference of the Uni tarian church opened Tuesday night at Louisville, Ky. At Pueblo, Colo., deputy sheriffs firoa Into a crowd of riotous strikers and killed Mike Merino and wounded two other strikers at the Pueblo smelter. Secretary of the Navy Charles Bonaparte went driving Tuesday, it being the first, time he has been out of the house since his recent attack of acute indigestion. An injunction against the Cincinnati waterworks trustees forbidding the payment of $30,000 on the contract for the new waterworks above the city, has been Issued by United States Judge Thompson. The immediate ef fect will be to tie up work on the new $10,000,000 Waterworks now under course of construction. WORK OF CONGRESS. Thursday, May 3. ^V-y Senate—Day's session marked by a sensational speech by Mr. Tillman (S. C.), which consisted mainly of quota tions reflecting upon the conduct of federal judges in different parts of the country. Army appropriation bill passed. House—Naval appropriation bill, carrying nearly $100,000,000, under consideration. Tariff revision was the subject of much of the day's debate. Friday, May 4. Senate—Little progress made in con sidering amendments to the railroad rate bill. Mr. Lodge's provision bring ing pipe lines within the terms of the bill unanimously agreed to after so amending it as to exclude gas and wa ter lines from its operation, thus prac tically confining it to oil lines. House—Another day spent in con sideration of the naval-appropriation bill, the speeches in large measure be ing in support of the bill and the naval programme therein outlined. Saturday, May 5. ''l- House—Entire session devoted to discussion of naval appropriation bill, many speeches being made on the measure, particularly on the topic of large or small warships. Senate—Not In session# 'f* 1 Monday, May 7. .v Senate—Kittredge amendment to railroad rate car lines, voted down. Substitute adopted for Foraker's amendment pro hibiting rebates, passes, drawbacks or special rates to passengers. bill, relative to private /T* House—Forty-five bills, covering a wide range of subjects, disposed.of. A Tuesday, May 8. Senate—Entire session devoted to an ineffectual consideration of the El kins amendment prohibiting common carriers from engaging in mining coal or in the production of other com modities in connection with shippers. The body adjourned at 6 o'clock in a state of, great confusion a3 to the exact subject before it. House-fNaval appropriation bill un der consideration. WORLD WIDE SYMPATHY. All Civilized Countries Condcle With California Sufferers. Washington, May 4.—A special mes lage was sent to congress during the tay by I*t-esident "Roosevelt In which ke explained the attitude of toils gov ernment regarding the offer of contri butions to the San Francisco fire and earthquake sufferers from foreign countries. The president says that where the contributions Were made to Jthis government he did not feel war* 'ranted in accepting them, but where thsy were toaae to the citizens' relief 'committee of San Francisco no official regard action wais or couljft be taken in to them. 1 The message^ndlcat^s that the gov ernments of the entire civilized world promptly responded in messages of sympathy and many of them with con tributions or offers of contributions. ACT OF INSANE MOTHER. Wife of Wealthy New Yorker Kills Daughter and Then Suicides. ?New York, May 8.—Mrs. Mary Wa ters entered the room of her home in West, Seventy-sixth street where her two daughters, Agatha and Ruth, lay sleeping and shot and killed Agatha, the eldest and her favorite, and with out attempting to harjn Ruth then killed herself. Temporary insSnlty .due to worry over the daughter's ill health is assigned as the reason. Mrs. Waters was "the wife of John R. Wa *rs, :a well-to-do insurance broker, and was fifty-two years old. Agatha was twenty-six and Ruth is seventeen* ABERDEEN, SOUTH DAKOTA, IFBIDAY MAY 11, 1906 HUM EVENTS WEEK THROUGH OUT THE STATE Hot Springs Now the Only Open Town In Black Hills—Land Filings at Pierre Office Continue to Increase. The lid has gone on In Rapid City at last and Mayor Emrick and State's At torney Gardner say that it is on to stay. On tfce night of May 1 all games in that city were closed and in antici pation of this move maiiy proprietors already had shipped out their effects. The only town in the Black Hills now which is running wide open .is Hot Springs. At this time a year ago gambling was conducted openly in all the principal towns in that section and faro games and roulette vmeels were in operation on the main streets. All games have been closed,^however, and it is to be noticed that there has been no relaxing of the efforts made. Land Filings Increase. The filings.in the Pierre land office continue to increase, the total for the month of April being -431, which meant the taking up of 68,960 acres of the public domain. This is equal to more than three townships being taken for the month. The indications are all for a continuation of the rush for lands through the month of May, with even a greater number of filings than for April. The demand is so great that a large number of contests have been filed on tracts where the residence has been deemed to be insufficient, seventy-two such actions having been begun during the last month. Seeks South Dakota Divorce. A dispatch from Washington says Mrs. James G. Blain|, who before her marriage sonle years $50 was Miss Martha Hichborn, daughter of Rear Admiral and Mrs. Hichborn, will leave Washington at the end of the present week for Sioux Falls, this'state! It is understood she intends to be absent several months. The announcement of her contemplated residence in South Dakota does not come'tis a surprise. For more than a year Mrs. Blaine has spent most of the time with her par ents in Washington, while her hus band has been engaged in business pursuits in New York. esquel io Courthouse Seizure. There is a report current at Selby that proceedings will be begun against all those who participated in the wrecking of the courthouse at Bangor, SeUy TUt and forcibly took possession of the county records and safes. H. S. Fos ter of Portland, Me., who owns the Bangor townsite, is Indignant and it is believed that he haB directed that suits be filed. He has a suit now pending in the courts for an injunc tion to restrain Selby from annexing the town of Bangor. ^5 Pistol Practice May Be Fatal. Lillian Bell, a student at the state university at Vermillion and a daugh ter of Senator Warren Young of Fort Pierre, is believed to be dying from a pistol wound accidentally inflicted. Miss Young had gone to Nebraska Bluffs on a pleasure jaunt and with a number of other young women was shooting at a mark with a revolver. Just how the tragic accident happened is not known. The victim was taken to a Sioux City hospital. It is feared Uie bullet penetrated the intestines. Family Sorely Stricken, Charles Shea, a young single man twenty miles southeast of Miiier, went into a well and was killed by gas. This is the third fatal accident that has befallen the family within a com paratively short time/ While stacking hay the father, Michael Shea, was killed by a flying whlffietree. Next the house was destroyed by fire in which a son was burned to death. Uniform Course of- Study. The Work of preparing a uniform course of Btudy for the high schools of the state has been completed by a special committee of superintendents of state high schools, which has just held a meeting in Sioux Falls. The committee was appointed at the last meeting of the State Educational as sociation, with authority to arrange a uniform course of-study. Thrown From Horse in Midstream. Thomas Engle, a young min em ployed in the Richardson railroad camp about five miles up Bad river from Fort Pierre, was drowned while" attempting to ford the stream on a pony. The current carried the animal off its feet and threw the young man Into the water. The body/ha$ nqt yet been recovered. ...... .g-M. VtoSfT- Plows Eighty Acres a Dayi^H C. Gowdy vf Blunt has, received Ids new sjteam plow s^d is getting ready to put it to work.fThe plow re quires a cfew of slx ipei^lq, operate it ana* turns nine furrows ay one time. The estimated capacity of the plow Is lighty acres for a twenty-four-hour day and it will be operated with two crews of men. Successful Meeting Promised, The programme for the South Da kota Sheep Breeders and Wool Grow ers' association convention to be held »t Brookings June 6 and 7 has been completed and the event promises to be one of the most successful In the history Of the prganl*«t!o!» Elk Point Adopts Curfew. A curfew ordinance has just gone Into effect at Elk Point, the young sters being required to be off the streets and at home by 9 o'clock. AGREE ON RATE BILL vt SETTLEMENT REACHED^AT C6W- FERENCE OF LEADERS OF RE PUBLICAN FACTIONS. Washington, May 8.—Conferences in the senate Monday, which resulted lr. positive agreements on six proposi tions to be incorporated in the Allison amendment to the railroad rate bill, were ratified during the day by addi tional conferences of senate leaders representing all Republican factions. That there could be no further mis understanding this data for the basis of the agreement was prepared and exchanged: "The Allison amendment is to com prise six propositions: "First—The words 'fairly remuner ative' in section 4 of the bill to be stricken out. "Second—The words 'in its Judg ment' in the same section are to be re tained. "Third—Jurisdiction is vested in the United States circuit courts to hear and determine suits against the commission. "Fourth-—No preliminary Injunction or Interlocutory order is to be granted without a hearing and notices. "Fifth—The application for prelim inary injunction or interlocutory de cree is to be heard by three judges "Sixth—A direct appeal from the interlocutory order or--decree to lie only to the supreme court of the Unit ed States." BIG PBOPKBTY LOSS ACTUAL DAMAGE AT SAN FRAN CISCO NOW ESTIMATED AT $350,000,000. San Francisco, May 3.—While It is difficult to give exact figures as to losses and insurance in connection with the fire which has devastated such a large portion of San Francisco close estimates have been compiled which show that the actual property loss to the city is close to $350,000,000. A large proportion If not a majority of the business men who were thank ing their lucky stars during the big conflagration that their valuables were enclosed In fireproof vaults have wakened to a desperate realization of the unquestionable force of the San Francisco fire. Within seventy-two hours there have been 576 safes and vaults opened In the district east of Powell and south'1 of Market streets and" In not more than 60 per cent of. these Instances, were the contents found intact. In many cases a pile of ashes represented thousands of dol lars' wbrth of accounts. TEN PERSONS KILLED HEADON COLLISION ON PENNSYL- VANIA ROAD AT CLOVES- CREEK JUNCTION, PAfc#! Altoona, Pa., May *sT—Ten^piritfna are dead as the result of a headon collision on the Pennsylvania ralirocd near Clover Creek Junction during the night. Six were killed outright and four died as the result of injuries received. About twenty of the pas sengers and train .crew are more or less seriously injured, biit as far as known all will recover. The trains, were known as No. 1$, the,Chicago mail, eaatbound, and the first, pr Chicago section of the Chicago and St Louis express. Westbound W •M ULTIMATUM T0 TURKEY. England Gives Sultan Ten Days to Q«t Out of €gyet. London, May •-^-Th$ British 'W bassador at Constantinople has pre^ sented a note to Turkey demanding1 the complete withdrawal of Turkish troops, from Egyptiaia territory. Th^ rju note is practically an ultimatum and constitutes Great Britain's last word on the encroachment of Turkey on the Slniatic peninsula. The French and Russian ambassadors at Constantino ple are supporting the British conten tions. Should the ultimatum fai). to have the desired effect the British Mediterranean fleet will take the measure so often employed by the powers tn recent years as the result of disputes with the sultan and a naval demonstration. It is anticipated. Jwill. ^ulckly onnY airout W evacuation of the Tabah territory, which Great Britain contends is unquestionably Egyptian territory. The sultan was given ten days in which to comply with the demand. FOUGHT DUEL WITH ROBBER. Wealthy Resident of 8taten Island In stantly Killed. New York, May 8.—Charles L. Spier, a prominent business man of states Island and said to be a confidential agent of H. H. Rogers, vice president of the Standard Oil company, was shot and instantly killed in a duet with a burglar in his home at New Brighton, Staten Island, early in the day. Mr. Spier was one of the officers of the Richmond Light and Power company and was connected with the Staten Island Rapid Transit Railroad com pany and occupied a fine house -in one of the best residential districts on Staten Island. He and his' Wife were prominent in social affairs of the isl and. TERRORISTS ^ACTIVE ASSASSINATE ONE RUSSIAN GOV ERNOR GENERAL AND WOUND ANOTHER. St. Petersburg, May 7.—The gov ernor general of Ekaterinoslav, South Russia, has been assassinated by six unknown persons, who fired volleys from revolvers at him ahd then es caped. Moscow, May 7.—A bom) -was thrown at the carriage of Vice Ad miral Doubassoff, governor general of Moscow, as he Was being driven to the palace He was wounded in-the font and his aide-de-camp and a Sentry were killed. Governor General Doubassoff VM TQ. lucninK .._ln -«n -open Uspensfei cathedral and the outrage took place outride the carriage en trance to his palace. Doubassoff's ltfe was saved by would-be assassin. the poor aim of his TWO KILLED IN FREIGHT CAR. Father and 8on Meet Death While Stealing a Ride. Boone, la., May 8.—Albert Davidson of Champion, Neb., was killed and his son Earl iataiiy Injured in the North western yardk They were stealing a ride in a car filled with radiator pipes. A switch engine kicked the car on a switch and shifted the pipes. The father's head Was' crushed and th^e boy's collar bone, legs and chest were crushed. The two^were 'on the Way home from visiting' the father's lister at Harvard, 111. 'Jj"' MARKET QUOTATIONS. Minneapolis Wheat. Minneapolis, May 8.^-Wheat—May, 77%c July, 78%c Sept, 77%c. On track—No. 1 hard, 81%c No. 1 North ern, 804c No..' 2 Northern, 78%c NO. Northern 76% @77%c, mr, Duiuth Wheat anil Flax. Duluth, May 8.—Whea.tT—^To arrive and on track—No. 1 Northefrh, 80^c Np, 2 Northern, 78%c May, 80%c uly, 80%c Sept., 78c. Flax—To ar rive, on track and May, $1.15% July, $1.17% Sfept, $1.17% Oct., $L16ifr St, Paul Unlon-8tock Yards.:. St. Paul, MSy 5.—Cattle—Good to choice: steers, $1.5Q@6.50 common to fair, $firstname.lastname@example.org good to choice cows and heifers, $email@example.com veals, $1. 4.25. Hogs—$G.firstname.lastname@example.org, Sheep—Year ling wethers, $4.50^)5.00 ,, cood to choice lambs, $email@example.com. Jr Chicago Unloh Stock Yards. Chicago, May 8.—Cattle—Beeves, $4.16®'6.20 cows and heifers, $LS5@ 5.25 stockers and feeders, $2.90® (.00 Texans, $3.90@4 75. Hogs Mixed and. butchers, $6.20^6,50 'good heavy, $6.4006.50 rough Heavy, $6.05 @6.20 light,'$firstname.lastname@example.org pigs, $5.70@ £.25. Sheep, $$.00®5.75 gJamb8$4£69^ 97.50 Chicago Grain and Provlsioi .Chicago, May 8.—Wheat -r 81%c July, 79%@79%c. Corn—Ma^, 47%c July, 45%C. Qats—^May, 32%c July. 31%c. Pork—May, $15.00 Jujy, $15.15015.17^, Flax—Cash, jt^ortfi' western, $1.13»4 Southwestern '$!. 07% May, $1.11 J6- Butter^-Creamer les, 13%@20c dairies, I3«©18C. Bggs •—ISigilS^c. Poultry—Turkeys, xiilekens, tONE 11# ANTHRACITE MINERS DECIDE RETURN 3 THEIR LABORS COLLIERIES.' tub-Committees of Operators and Mln§ Workers Meet In New York and De- clde to Continue the Award of the v: Strike Pommlsslon for Another Three Years and All Old Employe* Will Be Reinstated. New York, May 8.—After •n negotiations for nearly three months the sub-committees represent ing the anthracite mine workers and' the operators, of Eastern Pennsylvania, during the day agreed to continitd vtjho award of the strike commission for another three years and the men Will, return to work as soon as practicable probably next Monday. All miners wholiave not committed violence against persons or property Will be re-employed and no one Will be .discriminated against because of wxf activity he may have taken in the strike movement The agreement BlighteBt doubt Trafn. $ B1 Paso, Tex., May 9^-rrColonet Frank D. Powell, a famous Indlau scout known as "White Beaver," died on' a train eastbound from Los Angelas. Hla body was taken from the train- here and an inquest was held, a verdict, ojt death fi'om heart disease being fotfrid- Colonel Pqwell had been In charge of Colonel William F, 'Cody's interests at Cody, Wyo., tor several years. La Crosse, Wis., May 9.—Dr. D. Frank Powell, who'died on a fraln near El Paso, Tex., is a former lead-. lng Wisconsin resident He was mayor of La Crosse for three terms in the 90's and was twice the nominee tor governor on the Labor and Populist :, ticket. He organized and "commanded a regiment of lmraunes during the Spanish war. For many years he was a surgeon and scout on the plains and afterward conducted an extensive medj^j leal practice at La Crosse and SCW Paul- Senator Clark to Retire.. fciu Butte, Mont., May 3.—In a signed^l statement appearing In the Butte, Miner, his own paper,'Senator W. A£ jtfa, Clark ?of' Moatsji«'*nnounces tharle^SF" is not a'candidate for re-eloction to the United States senate. He says he will return to Montana to operate "his ln^i, terests at the close of his presen^ "looldat Ahead. When I grow up I don't know Jus -C.—hst E:: -•—rfeff Sometimes I think I'll go to war, ., Sometimes I think, of sea 1. Host times think I'll plck outwarj There's so much glory Jthere. But then I think of getting shot, And then I don't quite dare.' There's Bill he says he'll go all right And that he'll be so quick That long before they get an aim He'll make the foemen sick. I s'pose that is the hestest wayj) And yet the other day Bill stumbled on a hornets' getf 1 And didn't get away, Not till the hornets all came od^f And stuck him full of: stings,v And,- if he couldn't dodge the bn_ How could he guns and thlngST So after all jit might ho hwt^ To go away from shor? And be a noble pirate .or# Perhaps a. commodore. »ot'Either aa "Er—I want some sort jpf ,a .present a young lady." HUB** $ MP. .. tt-J hear that your wrvf n/tv ,1 owed ber a Weei If 1 TO la- subject to the ratiflcatlon of the tri district convention of mine workers at-' Scranton this week, but there: is not the that the delegate* will approve the action of their repre sentatives. This outcome of a dispute, which threatened to develop into a long, bit ter struggle and paralyze a great in-» dustry, was looked' upon with consid erable satisfaction by the coal road presidents, as the agreement entered into is their first proposition mad* early in March in reply to the mine workers' original demands. The miners had little to say reganl-. lng the agreement, except that, it 'was the beBt they could get The^ pointed out however, that the agree&ebt en tared into" is the first general *pree?c.t ment that' has eVer1 peehf sijgned ^, tween the operators and miners, and they look upon it as a step'forward,in theii'-iefforts to have" ments with, their employers. Is jus iH "1'- v/.