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Some Things Which are
Transpiring Down at
Washington City. '
THE RIVER AND
HARBOR BILL LP
And Is Making Trouble for Every
body Who Wants
WASHINGTON, D. C (Special)
Now that the river and harbor bill,
which passed the House February
15, has been reported to the senate,
carrying in round numbflrs $52,OT)0,
000, the increase over the House bill
of $10,000,000, being accounted for
in the nunibrr of new provisions added
by the Senate cominitte on Com
merce, it is expected that Chairman
Frye will urge speedy consideration
of the measure in order to get the bill
out of the way before the closing days
of Congress come around.
Threats are heard on the part of
some of the Western Senators that
unless a "rider" is attached to the bill
authorizing the issue of .:?0,000,000
worth of bonds for the purpose of
carrying on the great irrigation pro
jects now under way, that a ''filli
buster" will be inaugurated against
the bill and that it will suffer a fate
sinuliar to the one in the 50 Congress
which was talked to death by Senator
Carter of Montana. To what extents
these threarts will influence the senate
in the final consideration of the bill
is problenietical. The Western Sena
tors, however, arc pretty hot over the
failure of the House committee on
Wavu and Means to consider the ir
rigation bond issue bill and they
threaten to show the house that one
ijody oi me -National legislature can
not completely ignore the wishes of
a coordinate body, without suffering
It is also expected that Senator
Burton of Ohio, former chairman of
tht .Rivers and Harbors committee
of the House, will file his objections
to some of the features of the bill just
reported to the Senate, for the improve
ment of the rivers and harbors of the
country, because of the failure of the
Fnginer Corpss of the Army to rec
ommend their adoption. Should this
prove true another danger would
seem to threaten the Hiver and llar-
bor bill thereby jeopardizing its pas
sage. In view of the almost universal sen
timent prevailing throughout the coun
try for an annual river and harbor
bill, a sentiment largely traceable
to the work of eduaction on the part
of the National Rivers and Harbors
Congress, the failure to pass a river
and harbor bill at this session would
be a staggering blow to the commer
cial and industrial interests of the
The select committee of the Senate,
which is in vestigating wages and the
cost of "living has many interesting
arguments and statements to listen
to during the past few weeks and while
it is not likely that any reduction in
the price of food will result, some facts
have been brought out and others will
be, which may lead to serious thought
by the American consumer. One
" W,...4,.l, 1.. .... .. .
l.illllj I luii.uiililll liliu rvjitm.-i linn i;
about the cattle business perhaps
. than any other man in this country.
His name is Mujrdo McKenzie.
MaeKenzie is manager for large
companies operating great cattel rais
ing plants in Canada, in the Da
kotas, in Colorado, in Texas, in Okla
homa and New Mexico. He showed
to the committee why the price of
cattle will probably never decrease
and he asserted that in his judgment
the price of beef will never again be
low for the reason that the ranges
upon which thousands of animals
run and were fed 20 years ago have
gradually been cut up into farms,
and where the cotton boll today
covers thousands of acres in Texas,
for instance, where a few years ago
the white faced Herford dotted the
He amused the committee however
by expressing the opinion that in his
judgment the introduction of the tele
phone has a great deal to do with the
high cost of food Ktuffs. Asked to
explain, Mr. MaeKenzie said: "That
before the telephone came practically
universal use the house wife would
start out with a basket to market or
the corner store and would buy her
supplies and carry them home, but
with the telephone she sits in her chair
and orders h .r sunnlies. which ' of
course must be sent to her. The
result is that the small grocer on the
comer and the market dealer has been
compelled to buy horsqs and wagons
with which to supply his customers
if he desired to hold his trade. The
original cost of this addition to his
plant as well as the cost of the drivers
and the cost of food for stock and the
repairs to vehicles together with the
rental of the Siablcs has been added
by the retailer to the cost of the sup
plies which he sells to the house
keeper and inasmuch as it is unlikely
that the telephonjc method o.f keep
ing one's larder supplies will never be
abandoned, it follows that the cost of
deliverymust be added to all other cost
which have piled onto the market
value of food stiutTs when they leave
the farmer's hand."
After one of the most bitter fights
ever made in Congress on such a prop
osition the House Commiittee on Ag
riculture has decided to report a meas
uie which will extend to the George
Washington University of this city,
the benefits of the Morill Act.
George Washington University was
originally a more or less sectarian in
stitution under the name of the Colum
bian but in recent years the name
has been changed and the manage
nieiit has past from sectarian control
so that it is probable that in the year
future the City of Washington will
have an institution which will take
up the teaching of scientific agricul
ture as well as law, diplomacy, mediein
cine, engineering and other profes
sions which are included in the cur
riculum of a modern university.
UUNGSTROM UKES ECXIN3.
Champion Marathuner Says He Would
Like to Become Fighter.
Gustavo LJungstroui, the pygmy
sized Swede who smashed the world's
record for 2(1 miles oS5 yards at the
Folo grounds, iu New York, recently,
when he went the distance in '1 hours
31 minutes 8 2-5 seconds, says he is
through with the Marathon game and
will in the future routine his efforts to
fifteen and twenty mile contests.
LJungstroui is also anxious to become
t fighter and is at present thinking of
taking lessons iu the art of self de
fense and may some time in the nenr
future be seen in the ring. In talking
of the boxing game recently lie said:
"I want to learn how to box! I'd like
to be a fighter. Yes, I would like to
bang the other fellow on the nose and
get the money. I'd quit running If I
could learn how the American boys
get the wallop."
L.'.ungstrom has the most striking ap
pearance of any distance runner per-
OUSTAVK UUN08TFIOM, CUAMPIOV MARA
forming today. lie spent the required
nix months iu the Swedish army, and
he is nu erect, cocky little fellow.
In training for the recent contest he
ran 170 miles in training. Twice he
went twenty miles just to see how
strong he would be at the end of that
Poraudo has hurled a challenge at
the Swede, and it is more than likely
the pair will meet shortly If the Ital
ian will consent to go a distance un
der the Marathon route.
LJungstroui is a phenomenal runner,
one of the best that ever visited this
country. He says he is going to put
up outdoor records for fifteen and
twenty miles this summer and hope
to make such fust time that the rec
ords will last for years and years.
COMING SPORT EVENTS
The great western handicap shoot
will be held in Pes Moiues. la., May
24 to 211.
Ilaverford college. Just outside of
Philadelphia, will send a cricket elev
en to England this summer, starting
en June It.
The Stanford track team again ex
pects to participate In the western
conference meet nt Chicago In June.
It will meet Utah and Colorado teams
on its way.
The first long distance outdoor In
tercollegiate swimming meet has been
planned by representatives of the lead
lug colleges, to be held at Travers
Island, New Tork, July 4 or 0.
Tommy Ilurns, who lost the heavy
weight chaniploushlp to Jack Johnson,
Is coming back to America. He has
accepted an ofTer to battlo forty-live
rounds with Sam Langford in Colrua,
Cal., Sept. 5.
Outlook For the
In the Minor
OPENING AND CLOSING DATES
OF MINOR LEAGUES.
Eastern Vaprue April H Sept. ".1
American association April 13 Sept. lb
Southern leaKue April H Sipt. 17
Pacific coast league.. March 30 Nov. 6
Western league April 22 Oct. 3
New England league. April 22 Sept. 10
Northwe:t.'rn league. April 23 Sept. X
Trl-state league May 4 Sept. 7
New York State
league May 4 Sept. 17
Three-l league May 4 Sept. 18
Western association .April 13 Aug. 16
Pennsylvania league. April 28 Sept. b
league April 7 Nov. 6
I'nited States league. .May 1 Sept. (
Mo. - la. - N c b. K a n.
league May 19 Sept. 7
By TOMMY CLARK.
While the prospects of the teams In
the major leagues will be a subject of
Interest to baseball enthusiasts even
if as far removed from the games as
Is New York from San Francisco, the
possibilities of the season of 1910 can
not be reviewed without the minor
league situations being sized tip.
In the smaller organizations man
agers of the teams have a harder task
than those iu the big circuits. The
manager of a club In the major leagues
tan stand pat on his team if he chooses
to, but such is not the ease within the
minors. Every year big inroads are
made in nearly every club, and the
stars are gobbled up by the big
leaguers. When the time comes for
the manager of the minor league club
to make up his team for the season he
has to do some great scouting before
he can get together a winning combi
nation. Kvery year Intense interest is
displayed in the fights for the much
coveted gonfalon in the smaller cir
cuits. In the some thirty odd minor
leagues iu organized baseball there Is
represented an invested capital of
SliO.fiOO.Ouo, and last season over 24,
OUO.iKiO people attended the games.
In spite of the scattered discussion
during the winter to the effect that the
American association might put up a
firebrand and toss it Into organized
baseball, there is nothing which would
Indicate that the minors will not enjoy
more orosperlty than ever before.
In the American association another
grand struggle is anticipated. From
present indications the second division
teams of last season will be heard
from this year. St. Paul, Toledo, Co
lumbus and Kansas City have all been
strengthened up so much that the first
division Is beginning to get nervous
as to Its welfare.
Manager Carr of Indianapolis has
succeeded In gathering together an
Imposing array of baseball talent and
by many Is looked upon as the one
best bet for the flag this season Ills
material, judging from the records, Is
classy, but It is on the field and not
on paper that strength counts.
The Minneapolis club appears to bo
Just as strong a hitting club as that
of last season and a far better field
Columbus has landed many good
ones, and Manager Frlel figures his
lOt XELLEY, MANAGER OF TUB TOltONTO
team will be in the bunt this season.
Manager McCloskey of Milwaukee,
whose team finished second last year,
has a formidable aggregation to han
dle this year and says he 'will make
them all hustle to beat It out. To
ledo funs are placing their hopes
on "Ducky" Holmes, the new mali
nger of the team. Many changes have
been made In the St. Paul team since
last year, and on paprr the club np
pears stronger than last season.
Many critics figure that Danny Shny
will give the Kansas City fans a pen
nant winning team this season. Lou
isville, last year's pennant winner,
looks good on paper. Judglag by pres
ent indications the hottest race this
season hi the history of the associa
tion is expected.
As Is the case every year, many
Eastern League clubs have parted
with their stars to the major leagues,
but as there Is always a plcuttfuliicss
of good material on hand to whip to
gether a winning combination the loss
of these men will not weaken the ma
jority of teams.
Manager John Gnnzel and his Itoch
chester baud of hustlers are surely in
Hue for another flag. "Silent John"
has corralled many good ones and will
make his rival go some to beat him
Although big inroads have been
made In Joe McGlnulty's Newark team
since last season he has good material
on hand to whip together a winning
Joe Kelley, manager of the Toronto
club, has been hard at work with the
WILLIAM COUOHLIN, PILOT OF WILLIAMS-
team since the men started training.
Joe tried his best to get Willie Keeler
to sign a contract at a fat salary, but
"Willie the wee" figures he has many
more major league seasons in him.
Kelley has many veterans on the team
and will surely make a good fight for
the banner. Buffalo and Providence
are sure to be much stronger than they
were last year.
Manager Jack Ryan of Jersey City
says he Is confident that he will have
a first division ball club this season.
Kyan has had twenty-four years' ex
perience iu baseball and should be able
to look out for himself in any deals
Although Italtlmore made a very
poor showing In 1!K)0, Manager Duun
Is sure that the .Qrloles will mnke a
much Derter snowing in mis season s
Another hot fight Is expected In the
Southern association. Last year's fight
was a good one, and another is in or
der. The four leading teams of last
season have not been weakened to
any great extent by the major leagues.
Atlanta, winner of last year's banner;
Nashville, the runner up; Montgomery
and New Orleans, that finished third
and fourth respectively, are ready to
put up a strong fight.
The outlook for the season In the
Tri-slate league is most promising
Owners and managers declare that
this year's race will be every bit as
Interesting as the one in l!Hfl. Marty
ilogau and his Lancaster team are out
to make two straight, but will find
strong opposition from Heading and
Intense Interest Is being displayed In
the Western league tills season. Last
year's struggle was such a good one
that It has left a lasting Impression,
lies Moines, the club that slipped luto
first posltlou, beating out Sioux City
by the narrow margin of two points,
has as strong a team as last season
and Is expected to repeat
"How much do you love me ?"
Hie beautiful creature at his side
looked at him appcalingly.
"Do you really want to know?"
he asked doubtfully.
"I must know."
"Very well, then. I love you a
little more than playing poker and
a little, less than my regular busi
ness. I love you more after I have
had a good dinner and a good cigar
than I do before. I love you about
half as much as the first girl I ever
loved, who Mas ten years older
than I was. I love your extrava
gancies more than your economics,
because they cause me more trou
ble. I love what I cannot verify iu
you more than what I know."
"And why," she insisted, "do
you daro to tell me all this, which
I know to bo true?" Life.
THE ELEPHANT TURNED.
A Bit of Treachery ana a Badly Bat
Carl Ihigrnhctk, the eminent
owner, exhibitor mid trainer of
wild unim.ils, had many adventures
in his half eiitury of experience.
Some of them are described in a
book entitled "lcasts and Men."
On more tliau one occasion an ele
phant came uncomfortably near
putting mi end to Mr. llagonbeck's
rareer. One of the worst accidents
happened lit the end of the hixlies.
About that time he purchased a
menagerie at Trieste, which includ
ed among the other beasts a fe
male elephant which stood about s
eight feet high. It seemed to bo a
thoroughly good tempered animal,
its only fault being that it occa
sionally had the sulks "a not nu-
coirinon characteristic," comments
Mr. llagcnbeck, "in all feminine
lie soon made friends with tho
elephant, which ho named Lissy,
and he never passed its stall with
out giving it a handful of food. He
was therefore, he believed, justified
m thinking he had quito won its
heart, and as it never showed any
signs of violenco it did not occur
to Mr. llagcnbeck that ho might bo
dealing with a grossly deceitful
Tho elephant was learning a
trick in which it had to 6wing its
keeper into tho air with its trunk
and then slowly set him upon tho
ground again. Tho word of com
mand which was given to the beast
when it had to perform this simple
"One day," to continue in Mr.
Hagenbeck's own words, "I found
Lissy alone in 1-cr stable, the keep
er being absent. It must have been
a devil that made mo feel a desire,
to bo raised on high by her, after
the manner of her affectionate
treatment of her keeper. I stroked
and fed her and then, taking hold
of her trunk, called out the word
" 'Lissy, npport I'
"Then followed ono of tho most
vilely treacherous acts of which 1
have over heard. Lissy began to
obey tho order, but I soon felt that
she was bent on mischief, for the
embrace of her trunk was unpleas
antly vigorous, and I Boarcd high
into the air.
"But I was not quietly deposited
once more upon my feet.
"Instead of this Lissy dashed me
violently against the wooden bar
rier in front of her stall, and I
went flying over into the menag
erie. "I lay almost senseless upon the
ground until tho old keeper, Thi
lippe, appeared to help mo homo.
"Fortunntely no bones were
broken, but I was terribly battered
and bruised and for weeks could
only hobble about with great pain."
TENNIS STAHS COMING.
Brookes and Wilding of Australia to
Visit This Country In Summer.
Word has been received that the
Australian Lawn Tennis association
will send an invading team to Amer
ica the coming summer In hope of cap
turing the national championship and
other titles. It Is announced that this
team will consist of the four greatest
players in Australasia Norman E.
Iirookes of Victoria, Anthony I Wild
ing of New Zealand, A. Walter Iun
lop of Victoria and Dr. Sharp of New
South Wales. The team probably will
sail for America the latter part of May
and will be accompanied bv n team of
six golfers comprising the best golf
talent In the island continent. I'.oth
teams will make complete tours of the
I lilted States and will compete In all
of the Important tournaments
The visit of the Australasian rilav
ers will mark the first appearance of
players from the FaciHc continent in
the United States. Chief Interest, of
course, will attach to the appearance
of tho great Iirookes, who for thu
last three years has been regarded as
the greatest exponent of lawn tennis
in the world. Wilding, his doubles
partner, however, is almost as well
kuowu as Iirookes and was responsi
ble more than the latter for tho victo
ries of Australia over the two teams
from America which invaded the Brit
ish colony in l'JOS and 11)09 In quest of
the Unvls cup.
The other two membeis of the Aus
tralasian team, lninlop and Dr. Sharp,
are not so well knowu in this country,
although Fred 11. Alexander, holder
with Ilackett of the American don
hies championship, regards the former
ns the greatest doubles player he ever
The actual plans of the Australasian
team have not been made known, but
It is regarded ns a certainty that tho
quartet will appear in the western
championships at Chlcugo this season.
Ad Wolgast. the new llghtwelgl
champion, Is reported to have said
"No colored scrappers for tin. If an
black man gets near the top iu t
lightweight class he never will win t.
championship by whipping me, foi
Til never enter tho ring with a negro.
I draw tho color Hue. Joe (Inns If
down and out for good, but If ho does
want a chance ho will not get It from
Suffragists Hiss the Presi
dent of United States
Mild and Good Natured Rebuke
Opens Their Eyes to
Truth of Remarks.
WASHINGTON. Anril 14.-TI.
president of the United States the first
executive of the nation ever to greet
a convention of women suflratrists.
tonight hasd the courage to confess
his opinion, and was hisKcd. So great
was the throng that sought admission
to the hall and hundreds were turned
President Taft was welcoming to
Washington the delegates to the con
vention of the National Suffraire as
sociation. He had told them frankly
that be was not in sympathy with tho
suffrage movement and was explain
ing why he could not subscribe fully
to its principles. Ho said he thought
one of the dangers in granting suffrage
to women was that the women, as a
whole, were not liitcrtsted in it and
that the power of the ballot so far as
women is concerned would bo con
trolled by the "less desirable class."
When these words fell from the
president's lips the walls of the con
vention li nil echoed a chorus of fem
inine hisses. It was no feeble demon
stration of protest. The combined
hisses sounded as if a valve on a steam
engine has broken.
President Taft stood unmoved dur
ing the demonstration of hostility
for the hissing continued but a moment
and then smiling as he spoke he
answered the unfavorable greeting
with this retort: "Now my dear la
dies, you must show yourselves ca
pable of suffrage by exercising that de
gree of restraint which is necessary in
the conduct of government affairs
by not hissing."
The women who hissed were re
buked. The presidents reply appar
ently had taken hold. There were
no more hisses while the president
continued his adress, which he char
acterized as "my confession" on the
women suffrage qucstiou.
At the conclusion of his talk he was
applauded and some of the leaders
of the convention expressed to him
their sincere regret over the unpleasant
incident. President Taft n(surcd them
his feelings were not injured in the
ORIGIN OF FAMOUS WORD.
Sam Irwin Claims vo Be First User of
Sam Irwin of the Philadelphia Amer
ican league club ela.ins to be the au
thor of the much' used word Yanlgau.
which is used la baseball vocabulary
in the spring. This word has been In
existence since INNS. It was during tho
season that Mr. Irwin named the Re
serves, as they were then called, the
Yaulgans. and It came about Iu this
way. according to Mr. li wln:
"I had a pitcher wlih the team
named Mattlmore. We were barn
storming through the New Kngland
it " i tlvr t1'"" O" rwn' In
the bench arier each inning he would
jell at me, 'Oh, you Yanlgau!' Tho
name struck me as original, and I ask
ed hlin what it meant.
"'Hanged If I know,' hi' said, but he
kept on te-lng It. After the game I
thought it over, and It struck me as a
pretty good name for my bunch of
Reserves. I named them the Yanlgans
Ihe net day when they came out to
the ball park. It stuck from that time
on. and all the other teams have used
It ever since.
"Other persons have claimed the dis
tinction of tri';liii!tlng that word, but
that Is how It really started!" ,
n.'peui these sentences rapidly
the quicker the better:
The bleak breeze blighted the
bright broom blossoms.
Two toads totally tied tried to
trot to Tedbury.
Strict, strong Stephen Stringer
nared slickly six sickly silky
Susan shineth shoes and socks.
Socks and shoes shines Susan. She
ceascth shining shoe und 6ocks, for
shoes and socks shock Susan.
A haddock, a haddock, a black
Fpottcd haddock; a haddock spot on
the black back of a black spotted
Oliver Oglcthorp ogled an owl
and an oyster. Did Oliver Ogle
thorp ogle an owl and nn oyster? If
Oliver Oglcthorp ogled an owl and
an oyster, where arc tho owl and
the oyster Oliver Oglcthorp ogled ?
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