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Swat th« fly!
.. If all dreams came true, peopU
would soon quit eating mince pie.
Tbe modern man who takes up his
bed and walks Is the mattress sales
Holland produces 142,000 pounds ot
butter a year. Knough to butter both
sides ot her bread.
If the drinking cup is to go, some
economist of pocket space might com
bine a straw with a fountain pen.
"Imbecile Insanity" is the newest.
We may yet hear of "insane lunacy"
If tbe experts run out of adjectives.
Shoe manufacturers announce that
the feet of American women are grow
ing larger. The ungallant wretches!
The story persists that the monorail
system cf transportation is to go to
Alaska and grow up with the country.
The Chicago youth who eloped with
girl and seven trunks would make a
huge success in the express business.
The Oklahoma woman who has 13
sons, all under 6 years of age, is not
Buffering from the lack of something
to do.
There seems to be a remarkable In
ternational unanimity of opinion about
the harem skirt. It has been mobbed
in Brazil.
Some of New York's fashionable
women are carrying canes. Must be
Inconvenient when they are pushing
baby buggies.
Further evidence that China Is
about to wake up. A Chicago mail
order house has shipped 10,000 alarm
clocks to Peking.
$30,000,000 bread trust Is being or
ganized In New York, and we presume
that Its motto will be: "Half a loaf
la better than one."
Some of these decrepit old baseball
veterans who have attained the ad
vanced age of 33 or 34 years might
land a Job selling tickets.
St Paul man has discovered that
he la heir to a French throne. Our
advice to him, however.
y.' A
to bang
A Low«ll,
cow gave seven
tons of milk In 6ne year. The world
would be drowned In milk If every
body kept that kind of a cow.
Common drinking cups have been
frowned upon by law In New York.
The manufacturer of the uncommon
kind has perked up considerably.
Boston savant announces that
lust misses It
•Hr J® I
photograph thought. Now we'll
know what a perfect lady reall^ thinks
she runs for
street car md
Poultry raising Is to be taught at
Rutgers college. Somebody there
must have an Idea that there are peo
ple who do not think they know all
lbont raising chickens.
Baltimore bard Is trying to organ
ise a
poet's union, but the scheme Is
to fail owing to the fact that
all the
applicants for membership
walking delegates.
Four goats, Inoculated with a billion
dlaeaae germs, have wandered astray
In New York. However, this
the first instance in. which modern
tclentlsts have lost their goats.
A woman in a New York town owes
her safety to the fact that she wore a
harem skirt and the trouser part gave
her freedom to run for her life. So
here to one good point registered for
the persecuted «pp*r«l,
A woman in Spokane has been grad
uated from a school ot stenography at
the age of seventy and expects to take
up active work. When the spirit is so
young there are no limits to activity
which age can Impose.
A woman In Pennsylvania burled
the wrong man In mistake for her hus
band, but, when the latter turned up
alive and well, atuck to the dead man.
8he wisely declined to have a live la
me made of her mistake.
A New Jersey magistrate has a rab
bit's foot on whose powers he sets
great store. To be consistent, he ought
to hold his court at midnight in a
graveyard and so have all the proper
Influences In the caate at work
A Harvard professor tells as that
'we can live on ten cents' worth of
foods day, but It Is evident that he
has oveslooked the fact that lobster
coats cants a pound. Possibly he
upsets «s to take a look at the out
elde of a lobster can for dessert
A nun In tt Louis signed a con
tract with bit ifftfr by which he agreed
fiot tojtfsa or waar h*r In any other
^*»f!b*«n. «n. swss
itvsly sort of a husband If
-to' eziot thls con
this particular wife
414 Mt Mrinwt that
Mann Has Nice Room, But No Janitor
or Carpet Sweeper.—How
Cannon Pays His
Washington, D. C.—Acting upon
the instructions ot Its caucus held ear
ly in the session the party leaders
brought two resolutions in the house
for passage, cutting, off scores of em
ployes and re-arranging the basis of
committee clerkships upon a more eco
nomical plan!
The first resolution, that cutting off
$82,000 worth of employes went
through without much trouble. The
second one, however, providing ses
sion clerks for several committees,
broke up the Democratic ranks, but
finally was passed. In the resolution
was a provision for an assistant clerk
to the committee on territories, a new
position which was eliminated from
the resolution on protest of Mr. Ruck
er, of Missouri, whose clerk's pay had
been reduced.
Representative Caner. of Texas, a
Democratic member of the committee
on accounts, assisted the Republicans
In criticizing this creation of an addi
tional place. Mr. Rucker said the
trouble with the Democrats was that
they were attempting "too darned
much economy.1'
Minority Leader Mann said he had
been very nicely treated by the Dem
ocrats, had been given a good room,
with a "pretty red carpet" in it. He
had been given no janitor, however, to
take care of the room.
"When I made a requisition for a
carpet sweeper so that I might more
easily cl^an my pretty red carpet,"
said Mr. Mann, "this distinguished ag
gregation of economists turned it
Urging the reduction of the police
force, Mr. Palmer, of Pennsylvania,
pointed out that the government keeps
73 policenen to take care of one build
ing in a space occupying four city
blocks while Harrisburg, Pa., with a
state capitol and 04,000 inhabitants,
has a total police force of only 54 men.
Former Speaker Cannon said his sal
ary as speaker had never covered
more than a third of his expenses. The
rest, was made, he said, from his in
come from some "fine black land" in
Illinois, that he owned before he went
into congress.
Two resolutions for important inves
tigations were agreed to by the house
of representatives. A complete inves
tigation of the postoffice department
proposed by Representative Saunders,
of Virginia to determine whether po
litical influences are operating in the
department, whether it is used for po
litical purposes, whether the employes
are discharged for political reasons,
and covering other features of postal
operation, was authorized by the adop
tion of one resolution.
The other, that of Mr. Hardwiok, of
Georgia, provides for a sweeping in
vestigation of the American Sugar Re
fining company to determine what in
fluence it has had or is having upon
the prices of sugar or the control of
Attorney Gen. Wickersham Declares
Foundation Unwise.
Washington, D. C. The Rockefel
ler foundation is not to be given a
corporate existence by the United
States government.
Attorney General Wickersham, in an
opinion given to the president, has
condemned the project as unwise and
calculated to perpetuate the huge for
tune which John D. Rockefeller has
The president is understood to agree
with the reasoning of his attorney
general, and in the event that a bill
creating the foundation should pass
congress, he in all probability would
veto It.'
Wisconsin Indian Girl Would Organize
National Movement.
Chicago, 111. Miss Laura Miriam
Cornelius, of Seymour, Wis., who is
the princess royal of the Oneida tribe
of the Iroquois Indians, came to Chi
cago to organize a great national
movement for the recognition and re
generation of her people. Her creden
tials are based on the fact that she is
the granddaughter of Tehayadilum
(Daniel Bread), the last chief of the
Oneidas, who materially aided General
Pratt in establishing the Wisconsin
reservation, and she is the daughter of
A. P* Cornelius, the richest of all In
dian farmers outside of Oklahoma.
He died last year.
Aviator la Killed
San Antpnlo, Texas. Lieutenant
George E. M. Kelley, Thirtieth in
fantry, U. S. A., was killed while mak
ing an aeroplane flight here. Hist
plane fell fifty feet and Kelley, thrown
from tbe machine, landed on his head.
Auto Mishap Claims Four,
Shelby, Ohio. Four men are dead
as the result of a grade crossing acci
dent at the Main street crossing of
the B. ft O. railroad when a train
itruck an automobile.
So Says Second Assistant Stewart in
Upholding Federal Depart
ment's Stand.
Washington, D. C.— Second As
istant Postmaster General Stewart
concluded his defense of the position
taken by the postodice department on
the question of labor unions by ad
mitting that clerks had been dis
charged from the railway mail ser
vice simply because they promoted
the organization of postal clerks into
a union alliliated with the American
Federation of Labor. Representative
Kendall (Republican, Iowa), asked
Stewart, as he closed his testimony,
why Postal Clerk IJuff and Van Dyke
of St. Paul had been removed from
the service.
"They were discharged justly." said
Stewart "because of their pernicious
activity in promoting this new union
organization. The organization had
headquarters in St. Paul and they
were, I believe, officials of the pro
posed union."
"Were they good clerks?" asked
Kendall. "Oh, yes, they wore good,
efficient men," returned Stewart, "the
only reason for their dismissal was
their pernicious activity in the face of
the plain orders of the postmaster
general and the other officials which
they persistently violated. It was a
case of plain insubordination."
John F. Nelson, president of the
National Federation of Postal Clerks,
who was formerly an employe of the
Chicago postoffice, related the circum
stances of his own dismissal from the
federal postal service because of his
attempt to consolidate the clerks of
the country into a representative body.
He said in part:
Conditions Unsanitary.
"I was then president of the Chi
cago Postal Clerks Union. For
months we had been working to rem
edy the unsanitary conditions in the
Chicago postoffice. All through the
summer of 1909 we did everything In
our power under the Roosevelt gag
rule to get the department to remedy
conditions. The men were working
10 hours a night under what the Chi
cago commission on occupational dis
eases declared were the 'worst condi
tions in the city.' During the time
from .Tune to October four men in the
mailing division in our union died of
tuberculosis because of the working
conditions. I worked steadily from
early in June until October before se
curing the appointment of 120 addi
tional clerks to relieve the tension.
This was under the Hitchcock re
trenchment policy. The next June I
was served with charges by inspec
tors. They alleged that I wag violat
ing the 'gag rule' by trying to influ
ence legislation. I had never been in
Washington and had never talked to
a member about postal matters. They
also charged me with furnishing in
formation to the newspapers. After
filing an answer to the charges I re
ceived notice that I had been promot
ed and advanced from $1,100 to the
$1,200 grade. This was not an auto
matic advancement, but under the ef
ficiency scheme. Two weeks later I
was dismissed."
Nelson declared that clerks found
it impossible to secure action on com
plaints regarding the working condi
tions. He related a number of cases
in the Chicago office of clerks dying
and becoming ill.
Northwest Points Among New Savings
Washington, D. C. The president
has indicated 35 postoffices as postal
savings depositories which, including
those previously selected, will make a
total of 129 depositories established
since Jan. 1.
The work of furnishing the neces
sary equipment to the offices and hav
ing the postmasters and their assis
tants thoroughly instructed in the op
eration of the system will be rushed
so as to permit receiving deposits
June 1.
Mr. Hitchcock is well pleased with
the reports received from the offices
that have been established and ex
pects to extend the system as rapidly
as possible until he has a postal sav
ings bank in every money order office
in the United States.
Among the offices designated are:
Twin Falls, Idaho Albia, Iowa Owos
so, Mich. Hibbing, Minn. Brookings,
S. D. Miles City, Mont. North Platte,
Neb. Dickinson, N. D. La Grande,
Ore. Sheridan, Wyo. Vancouver,
Wash. Beaver Dam, Wis.
T. R. Going for Polar Bears.
New York, N. Y. According to
Captain Bartlett, big game hunting has
more attractions for Teodore Roose
velt than the next presidential cam
paign. At least that'8 the way the
colonel sees it now. Having filled his
bag with tropical fauna, the colonel
plans in the summer of 1912 to try his
luck at polar bears in Greenland.
Two Cars in Eagle River—Two Per
sons Dead and 27 Injured.
Denver, May 12.—Westbound Den
ver and Rio Grande passenger train
No. 1, the Pacific coast flyer was
wrecked near Minturn, 30 miles west
of Leadville, the chair car and a tour
ist sleeper plunging into the Eagle
river, which is skirted by the railroad
at that point According to reports
from the scene of the wreck, two
persons are dead and 27 Injured, eight
150 of Captured Soldiers Join Insur
rectos—Rejoicing Is General in
the New Revolutionary
Juarez, Mexico.—This little bullet
riddled city is the provisional capital
of Mexico and Francisco I. Madero,
Jr., provisional president, and his staff
have taken complete possession after
winning the bloodiest battle of the
Mexican revolution.
In a corner room of the barracks,
which for two days he held out
against the terrific fire of the rebels,
sits General Juan J. Navarro, the led
eral commander, a captive, having sur
rendered with almost his entire garri
son of several hundred men. His sal
low face is sunken, his head is bowed
and he does not talk, for the bitter
sting of defeat has disheartened him.
In contrast, in another part of the
little town, is Francisco I. Madero, Jr.,
the conqueror, surrounded by members
of his family and his staff, joyous,
exultant and flushed with victory, yet
ready, he says, to make peace with
the Mexican government if it is dis
posed to deal frankly and sincerely
with the evolutionists and without
such vague promises as "President
Diaz' manifesto contains."
In hotel lobbies, store fronts and
hallways, the improvised hospital of
the battlefield, are scores of wounded,
attended by a host of physicians and
nurses from El Paso, who have volun
teered medical relief. The floors of
the Porforio Diaz hotel, where 30
wounded lay, are covered with blood
and gore-soaked clothing.
All the dead are being buried. A
conservative estimate by physicians
as well as by insurrecto leaders who
surveyed the fighting, place the feder
al dead at nearly 50 and the rebel loss
at about fifteen, with a total of nearly
250 wounded on both sides. The ac
tual number lost probably never will
be known, as deserters were many
and the dead have been buried quick
ly. Among the dead were Colonel
Tamborel and Captain Sachudo, the
former, the man who a few days ago
taunted the rebels as cowards.
On the American side of the line five
have been killed and about 17 wound
ed, many of them being innocently en
gaged at a distance from^the river
The actual surrender of the town by
General Navarro took place about 1
o'clock. General Navarro giving his
sword to Colonel Garibaldi of the in
surrecto army after the rebels had
completely surrounded the barracks
and threatened to annihilate the gar
rison within.
A few momens later down the main
thoroughfare was heard the galloping
of horses and soon the insurrecto
standard, the Mexican national colors,
flashed in the sunlight. Behind it
rode Mrs. Francisco I. Madero, Jr.,
and an escort of cavalry. Her face
was beaming with joy, her black dress
covered with dust, and she purred her
horse to the scene of her husband's
Orders were being issued all after
noon to his men to guard stores and
bouses to prevent looting. General
Oronzeo himself shot at two of his men
whom he caught trying to make away
with some booty.
After the attack was renewed and
the rebels bad brought their machine
gun within deadly range the federal
retired to the barracks and insurrec
tos by the hundred occupied the hous
es within 100 yards of every side.
Their fire was rapidly demolishing the
building. There was no other alterna
tive for General Navarro but to yield.
Shrapnel was being poured into the
hollow square of the barracks. Many
federal cavalry horses were killed.
The soldiers crowded the place to its
capacity. Only a few loopholes from
which to shoot at the insurrectos
pierced its sides. Finally at noon Gen
eral Navarro hoisted a white flag. He
first attempted to send a messenger
to Senator Obregon, one of the go-be
tweens In the recent peace negotla-,
tions asking him to arrange for a
cessation of hostilities or for an arm
istice, but the rebels would accept
nothing except immediate surrender.
Brokerage Firm Insolvent.
Philadelphia, Penna. Jamison
Brothers & Co., bankers and brokers,
announced their insolvency on the
local stock exchange and later filed
a voluntary petition in bankruptcy.
They say their liabilities are $541,396
and assets $385,776. The firm Is said
to have at one time transacted a po
lltical business and among the credit- jury.
ore are George McCurdy, president of
common council, $13,500. and William
McCoach, collector of Internal revenue
for this district, $1,600.
G. N. Chairman Says Northwest
Farmers Are Not Opposed to
New York, N. Y—James J. Hill,
chairman of the Great Northern rail
way system, is in town with lavor
able news of the crop outlook. Ex
perts in the northwest report the
ground in good condition providing it
does not have to go too long without
more rains. The subsoil is dry, says
Mr. Hill, but the wheat is germinating
and conditions at this time point to a
good harvest. The farmers are pay
ing more attention to cultivation of
their fields than they used to, which
is a very good sign.
As to the general railroad outlook,
Mr. Hill was more dubious. He says
that the country's tonnage is expand
ing at a rate that demands a big in
crease in transportation facilities, but
that the profits of railroading are not
enough to induce capitalists to ar
range for any construction. The great
obstacle in the way is the cost of
terminal property.
"The country's tonnage is increas
ing at an average rate of 10 per cent
a year," said Mr. Hill." Say it. doubles
in 10 years. To care for this we are
adding 1
per cent annually to our
railway capacity or 15 per cent in the
10 years. I don't know what is going
to be done when we have outgrown
our present limits. It is a big prob
The Great Northern chairman scout
ed a suggestion that the increasing
demand for railway transportation
should induce the building of enough
new lines to take care of it. "Sup
pose enough money could be raised
by a company to build a new line into
New York or Buffalo or Chicago," he
said. "The New York Central's total
capitalization for its road to Buffalo
would not buy its right of way today
from Forty-second street to Yonkers.
To get a terminal at Buffalo or Chi
cago you would have to buy improved
real estate of great value and remove
the buildings. When your line was
completed it would have to compete
for business with roads which were
built 30 or 40 years ago when valua
tions were low, and it could not
charge more than existing rates. The
present freight and passenger charg
es are based on the cost of property
many years ago. It is a big question
which will have to be worked out."
He still maintains that farmers in'
the northwest are not opposed to reci
procity, even if the politicians say
that they are.
National Motor Contest Circuit
nounces 17 Events.
New York, May 12.—A list of the
meets to be comprised in the national
motor contest circuit, the first experi-
General Madero himself, when he ment in grand circuit automobile rac
•rived at the corral where the fed- ing in this country, was announced
eral prisoners are quartered, made an by Samuel M. Butler, chairman of the
address full of sympathy and encour- contest board of the American Auto
agement, lauding them for their brav- mobile association
ery and assuring them that in his The dates assigned by the contest
heart as well as in those of his men board include 17 contests in nine dif
there was no feeling of enmity, but ferent 6tates.
of uniform friendliness. The circuit complete is as follow*
With shouts of "Viva Madero," the expedition. Capt. Bartlett announced
iot tnrnncr r*f nricnnoM ha
vast throng of prisoners and insurrec
tos who gathered to hear him threw
their hats skyward and shouted in
deafening applause.
May 30 Algonquin, hill climb, June
8 Milwaukee, state fair, June 13-14
New York, Brighton Beach, June 24
Riverhead, L. I., road race, July l
Port Jefferson, L. I., hill climb, July
4 Worcester, Mass., hill climb, July
11 Philadelphia, Belmont driving
track, July 29 Detroit, state fair
Aug. 12 Elgin, 111., road race, Aug.
25-26 Indianapolis, speedway races
Sept. 4 Minneapolis, Minn., state fair'
Sept. 9 Syracuse, N. Y., state fair]
Sept. 16 Lowell, Mass., road race
Sept. 23 Philadelphia, road race, Oct.
7 Atlanta, speedway races, Oct. 19
20, 21 Savannah, light car road race'
Nov. 4.
Former Telephone Operator to Be a
Graft Case Witness.
Pittsburg, Penna. The trial ot
Frank N. Hoffstot of New York, bank
er and car manufacturer, on charges
growing out of the councilmanic graft
scandal, was resumed in criminal
court before Judge John C. Haymak
er. The first witness was Mrs. Alice
Tanney, who as Miss Alice Mansfield
was telephone operator in the Second
National bank.
The prosecution, In outlining the
case, said Mrs. Tanney would give
the details of telephone conversations
held by Mr. Hoffstot in New York and
James Young, cashier of the bank,
concerning an alleged proposition to
secure from the bank a contribution
of $21,000 to be sent to New York and
later to be used in Pittsburg in con
nection with the desired passage of
the bank's depositories ordinance.
Cleveland Teller Defaulter.
Cleveland, Ohio. F0r alleged
speculations amounting to nearly
mmmnn rnnnttll t19 SAA a uuaDie
000, Julius W. Hopkins, paying teller
of the First National bank, was placed
under arrest When arraigned before
United States Commissioner Walther
the accused waived a preliminary hear
ing and was bound over to await ae
Uon by the grand jury. Bond was
$60,000. Hopkins was un«w!
to give bail, and was taken* to" jaH
He claimed to have lost the money in
unsuccessful business deals
5 fc"
A ''v fVHiCs
Progressives Disregard the Edict of
Caucus.—Regulars Enraged and
Gulf Between Factions
Is Widened.
Washington, D. C. The contest
which resulted in the United States
senate over the question of electing a
president pro tempore to take the
place of Senator Free, of Maine, re
cently resigned, came out just as was
predicted the case would when it was
announced on Saturday last that Sen
ator Clapp, of Minnesota, would be
made the candidate of the ultra radi
cal members of the insurgent Repub
lican faction in the senate. The com
plete disruption of the Republican
majority in the senate was registered
on all the votes taken on the ques
tion, and the lines of b£\tle are thor
oughly formed between the regular
and insurgent forces of the Republi
can membership of the senate.
On the votes cast to fill the vacant
place of president pro tempore the
Democratic candidate, Senator Bacon
of Georgia, received a plurality, or
three votes more than Senator Gallln
ger, of New Hampshire, the nominee
of the Republican caucus for the place.
Senator Clapp received four votes and
the insurgent faction so distributed
their votes, or refrained from voting
by pairing among themselves so as
to prevent the Republican nominee of
the caucus receiving a majority of the
votes cast.
What provoked the regular Repub
licans of the senate more than the in
surgent votes for Senator Clapp was
the action of these insurgent senators
who attended and participated in the
action of nomination of Senator Gal
linger for president pro tempore.
Three of these senators, Borah, of Ida
ho Kenyon. of Iowa, and Dixon, of
Montana, while nominally for Senator
Gallinger defeated the force of their
standing by pairing with absent insur
gent senators who were pledged to
votes for Senator Clapp. Of the lat
ter were Senators Cummins, of Iowa
Bourne, of Oregon, and Works, of Cal
Thus it was that these insurgent
Republicans who had attended the Re
publican caucus and gave their sup
port to the nominee of that cacus,
defected the very action of the caucus
by refraining from voting, and instead
of pairing with Democrats, paired
•vlth insurgent Republicans. 1
Lines Are Tightened.
The natural result of the contest
is a finer drawn line of demarcation
between the regular and Insurgent
Republicans in the body. The regular
Naders say there will be no surrender,
and that no dictation from the radical
insurgents will be tolerated in this
matter. In other words Senator Gal
linger must be elected, or there will be
no election of a president pro tem
pore, unless it shall chance that the
Tadical Republicans decide to vote
straight out for Senator Bacon, the
Democratic candidate. The radicals
are playing for time and say they will
be able to defeat Gallinger when all
their faction members are present this
week. Just how this is to be accom
plished is not disclosed. But the mo
tlon to postpone action, till Monday
was made by Senator La Follette, the
insurgent leader.
The senate probably will fail to
elect a president pro tempore. This
means nothing except that Vice Presi
dent Sherman will be obliged to stick
pretty closely upon the sessions of the
body. He can name a presiding of
ficer for one day, but his absence for
a greater length of time would force
the election of a president .mat, tern
pore and a renewal of tbtf^SZutir
There are suggestions 4hal lt ,J)^
regular Republicans shall conclude to
withdraw Senator Galilnjger'8 name' as
a candidate. Senator Nelson's name
may be substituted. No Indications
are given, however, of a purpose of
the regulars to desert Gallinger.
Twin City Markets.
Minneapolis, May 18.—Wheat, May,
88%c July, 99%c No. 1 northern,
$1.02% No. 2 northern, $1.01% No.
1 durum, 91c No. 2 corn,.51^e No.
3 white oats. 32%c barley, malting,
96c No. 2 rye, $1.07 No. I flax, $2.54.
Duluth, May 12. Wheat, May,
$1.01% July, $1.01% No. 1 northern,
$1.02% No. 1 durum, 91^c.
South St. Paul, May 12.—Cattle
Steers, [email protected] cows, $i{.50©5.00
calves, [email protected] hogs, $6.85©5.95
•»heep, yearlings, [email protected]
Chicago Use Stock.
Chicago, May m—Cattle—Steady
beeves, [email protected] western steers,
[email protected] stackers and feeders, $4.00
@5.55 cows and heifers/ [email protected]
calves, [email protected]
Hogs—Strong to shade higher light,
[email protected] mixed, $5.8506.20 heavy,,
$5.70®6.05 rough, [email protected] good to
choice heavy, $5.85 @6.05 pigs $5.75
Sheep—Strong to 10c higher native,
[email protected] western, $3.5004/75 year
lings, $4.605.60 lambs/ native, $4.50
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