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FROM MANY POINTS
EVENTS OF THE DAY HELD TO A
DAY'S EVENTS BOILED DOWN
Personal, Politic!, Foreign and Other
Intelligence -Interesting to the
Representative Warburton of
Washington, newly elected republi
can member, in a speech in the house
announced his intention of support
ing the democratic free list bill.
The decalogue and the golden rule
as standards for laws and government
are recommended to congress in a
Joint resolution prepared by Repre
sentative Pepper, of Iowa, at the re
quest of the christian party.
While many reports from Mexico
are far from encouraging, President
Taft and his cabinet are hoping for
peace. The cabinet discussed the
Mexican situation und it was deter
mined this government shall "stand
Investigation of charges of graft
in connection with the contracts for
shoes for the army and navy was be
gun by a sub-nommittee of te house.
The Inquiry Is to determine whether
bids and specifications are published
so arranged as to throw the contracts
into the hands of one firm.
It was radicated that Secretary
MacVeaga will call for popular bids
on an issue of $50,000,000 of Panama
bonds ia a few days. The' will be
dated June 1 and if the treasury is
unable to deliver them by that time
they 'Jill carry accrued interest. The
interest rate will be 3 per cent.
The joint resolution providing for
tt election of United States senators
by direct vote of the people, which
already has passed the house has
been taken up in the senate and will
be kept before it until voted upon.
Senator Borah is in charge of the
Facing the question of an early re
port in the Canadian reciprocity bill,
end with the free list bill already be
fore them, members of the senate
committee on finance are considering
n democratic proposition to couple
the two measures. There is no 'hope
of having the two bills reported as
one, but the motion will be made in
The democratic free list bill passed
the house by a vote of 2:55 to 103.
The Colorado legislature adjourned
without naming a United States sena
tor. Volume of freight business handled
by Nebraska railroads Is lower than
Senators Brown and Hitchcock are
sturdy champions of the reciprocity
bill, and believe it will pass.
The town of Tijuana, Lower Califor
nia, was captured by Mexican rebels
after a short and bloody battle.
Baron d'Estournelles de Constant
presented to President Taft a medal
from the international conciliation
It is definitely announced that
Queen Alexandra will be absent from
1-ondon throughout the coronation
Fourteen laborers, residents of
Portsmouth, O.. who were charged
with selling their votes at from $1 to
$3 each were disfranchised for five
years by Judge Blair.
Investigation of charges of graft in
connection with the contracts for
Bhoes for the army and navy was be
pun by a sub-committee of the mili
tary affairs committee of the house.
Fire losses in the Black Hills
forests will be greatly reduced this
summer because ot preventive meas
ures taken by the Burlington.
air Edward Grey was further cate
chised in the house of commons re
garding American warships on the
Exportations of manufactures in
March were at the rate of more than
one billion dollars a year.
Juarez has fallen, and Mexican reb
els are in complete possession, with
General Navarro a prisoner.
The Nebraska republican house
membership opposed the free list bill.
Pensions of fo.OOO a year each for
Frances Folsom Cleveland, widow of
President Cleveland, and Mary Lord
Harrison, widow of President Harri
son, are provided for in a bill intro
duced in the senate.
The repoit that between 5,000 and
6.000 people are starving along the
coast of Labrador, is declared to be a
Foreign diplomats at Mexico City
have taken steps to safeguard resi
dents. The steamer Deutschland, with the
German Antarctic expedition, sailed
for Buenos Ayres. where complete
supplies will be taken on.
The steamer Clearmonte. which
went ashore in Willapa harbor,
Washington, managed to free herself
Seven distinguished Americans, now
dead, are named among the active
members of the American academy of
arts and letters in a bill creating that
body, introduced in the house.
Jim Jeffries was a passenger from
New York for Europe.
Five of the six children of Sanford
Davis, a farmer residing near Free
Union. Albemarle county, Virginia,
were burned to death in a fire that
destroyed the Davis home.
The Nebraska press association will
hold its thirty-ninth annual conven
tioa at Omaha Jane 5, 6 and 7.
Officials of the United States Steel
corporation declared they had no
knowledge of the proceedings to pur
chase a shipbuilding plant in Seattle.
The business world continues to
complain of a Hght volume of trade.
The Western Union Telegraph com
pany will put the eight-hour working
day into effect on June 1.
A house committee has begun in
vestigation of charges of graft in
awarding of shoe contracts.
Congressman Longworth says that
at birth a man has his choice between
a bald head and brains. His own
choice, he says, is apparent
At Alton. 111., Allen Soroggins was
sentenced in the city court to ten
years in the penitentiary on a charge
of having enticed into white slavery
Grace Whaley, 14 years old, of Alton.
Robert R. Moore, who ran for
comptroller on the same ticket with
Mayor Gaynor, was appointed city
chamberlain to succeed Charles H.
The draft of the arbitration treaty
between America and Great Britain
has advanced so far towrrd comple
tion that it will be ready for submis
sion to the British government with
in two weeks.
A bill aimed at the United States
Machinery company and its alleged
monopoly of the shoe manufacturing
machinery business was introduced in
the house by Representative Peters
The international opium conference
which was to have met at The Hague
on July 1 has been postponed for one
year. Germany, Japan and Portugal
are not prepared with the data which
Great Britain desired should be pre
sented at the opening of the confer
ence. The Japanese have robbed a con
sulate at Algun, a Chinese town of
Manchuria on the Amur. 18 miles
from the Russian frontier, and this
has caused the Russian government
to inquire the reason for this step and
whether it was taken for strategical
The Indianapolis & Southern rail
way was sold at auction for 12,500.-
000 to the Illinois Central railroad.
The sale was a mortgage foreclosure
proceeding brought by Charles A.
Peabody and Alex G. Hackstaff of
The independence of the Philippine
islands is contemplated in a joint res
olution introduced by Senator Gore
Lewis M. Hedges, one of the most
widely known old-time showmen and
for years manager for the late P. T
Baroum. died at his home in Chicago
The American Federation of Labor
issued an appeal for funds for the de
fense of the McNamara brothers, in
jail in Los Angeles for using dyna
mite. The Kansas state board of railroad
commissioners refused to permit the
Missouri. Kansas & Texas railroad to
issue $102,000,000 in bonds on the
ground that the proposition is too in
definite. At Oklahoma City the democrats
were victorious in the first city elec
tion under the commission form of
Insurrectos made an onslaught on
Juarez, but commander of the feder
als in the city says he will die before
he will surrender.
German- has warned France of the
dangerous consequences likely to fol
low the occupation of Fez by French
A curb on the leasing at high prices
of patented machinery by the manu
facturers thereof was proposed by
Senator Gore of Oklahoma.
Prof. Fred Lemar Charles, associate
professor of agricultural education in
the University of Illinois, committed
suicide by choking himself with a
The body of Halsey C. Ives, the art
director of the city museum of St.
Louis, who died at London, was cre
mated at Golden's green. The ashes
will be sent to the United States.
Gen. Thomas L. James, president
of the Lincoln National bank and for
merly postmaster general in the cab
inet of President Garfield, was married
at Tenafly, N. J., to Mrs. Augustus
GafTney, of Rochester, who was di
vorced from her first husband. The
general is SO years old, and has been
married twice before.
As viewed at Washington the log
ical program of Madero is next to
march on Mexico City.
John M. Stahl. legislative agent oi
the farmers' national congress,
that body opposes reciprocity.
Rebels at Agua Prieta have estab-
lished a provisional government.
The late Robert Hoe paid $20,000
to Louis F. Brown of Covington, Ky.,
to persuade Ilrown to drop a suit
against Hoe for the alienation of the
affections of his wife, according to
testimony of Brown.
A Georgia judge pronounces the
prohibition law a failure in that state
J. P. McRea of Bloomington. Neb.,
who stopped at thelOtten hotel in St.
Joseph, dreamed that the building
was on fire and arising about mid
night he jumped through a second
story window to the pavement. He
landed squarely on his feet and one
leg was broken.
The two McNamaras were formally
arraigned in a Los Angeles court.
Senator Gallinger was nominated
for president pro tem of the senate.
A new ministry has been selected in
President Taft told a delegation
from the national grange his attitude
on Canadian reciprocity was un
changed. President Taft granted pardon to a
man who has served twenty-seven
years in the penitentiary.
The name of the American ambas
sador who will succeed Mr. Hill has
not yet been submitted to the German
A house committee has begun inves
tigation of chargs of graft in awarding
of shoe contracts.
Ex-Senator Burkett expresses thanks
for interest of Nebraska friends in
physical welfare of his wife.
In a speech at Kansas City Govern
or Woodrow Wilson of New Jersey
discussed the new order of politics.
As a promoter of peace, Andrew
Carnegie was presented a gold medal
by 21 American republics.
President Diaz has announced his
intention of resigning as soon as
peace is restored.
Halsey Cooley Ives, director of the
City Art Museum of St Louis, was
stricken with apoplexy in London and
his condition is very serious.
QUITS THE CABINET
SECRETARY OF WAR DICKINSON
IS SDGCEEDED BY STIMSON
No Reason Except that of Pressing
Business Is Given by the
Washington Secretary of War Ja
cob McGavock Dickinson of Tennes
see, the democraatfc member of the
president's cabinet, has resigned.
Henry L. Stimson of New York, re
cently defeated republican candidate
for governor of that state, has been
given the portfolio. This announce
ment was made from the White
In the letters exchanged between
the president and Mr. Dickinson no
reason, other than that of pressing
private affairs, is given for the secre
tary's retirement. The president will
confer with Mr. Stimson Saturday or
Sunday, but the new secretary of war
will not be sworn- in until the return
of the president to the capital on
Monday. Mr. Dickinson will go to
his Tennessee home immediately up
on the qualification of his successor.
He expects to devote his attention to
business. He was engaged in the
practice of law when President Taft
appointed him secretary of war in
JACOB M. DICKINSON
Secretary of War.
He is the second member of Mr.
Taft's cabinet to retire to private life.
Secretary of the Interior Ballinger
having severed his connection with
the president's official family only a
few months ago.
Co-incident with the announcement
of Mr. Dickinson's retirement came
the appointment of C. S. Millington of
Herkimer, N. Y.. to be assistant treas
urer of the United States in New
York. Mr. Stimson was the Roose
velt candidate for governor, while
Mr. Millington was a former member
of the house from the Twenty-seventh
New York district, and is a close
friend of Vice President Sherman.
In the two appointments official
Washington found food for specula
tion and many politicians thought
they saw therein the first step of the
administration to straighten out the
tangled skein of New York politics.
No effort was made by the presi
dent to conceal the satisfaction with
which he viewed the appointment of
Mr. Stimson. Not only has he the
highest personal regard for the incom
ing member of his cabinet, but he is
well aware that the appointment will
be acceptable to a large faction of -the
republican party in New York.
WARRANTS FOR AMERICANS.
Rebels Charge Best Fighters
Juarez. Warrants were sworn out
before Mexican provisional officers in
Juarez for the arrest of a number or
the members of the American legion
in the insurrecto army on the charge
of looting and robbing Cliinamen dur
ing the recent fighting. Several have
come to tne American side. Twenty-
two Americans composed tne Amer
ican force that made itself famous by
its desperate fighting in the streets of
Kills a Button Maker.
Davenport, la. W. F. Hall, a but
tonmaker, was almost instantly killed
by being run over by the automobile
of Frank Schmidt, a leading manu
facturer of this city. Hall's wife is
prostrated, and Schmidt broke down
after being arrested, and posting a
bond of $5,000 to appear for trial for
causing Hall's death.
Packers Go to Trial.
Chicago. 111. J. Ogden Armour and
nine other Chicago packers must go
to trial on federal indictments charg
ing them with conspiracy to control
the price of fresh meat, in violation
of the Sherman anti-trust law.
Two New States.
Washington. A revised bill for the
admission of Arizona and New Mex
ico as states was presented to the
house by Chairman Flood of the com
mittee on territories. It provides
that New Mexico shall be admitted
immediately on condition that the
people shall vote on an amendment
to their constitution making that
Instrument easier of amendment In
the future. Arizona likewise is to he
admitted at once providing the people
vote on a proposition to strike from
the constitution the recall of judges.
A Near Tragedy at Sea.
Norfolk, Va. A near tragedy of the
sea. filled with many thrilling narra
tives of human rescues and escapes,
occurred off this coast when the Ward
line steamer, Merida. bound from
Havana, Cuba, for New York, with
319 souls aboard, sank in 35 fathoms
of water, fifty-five miles northeast of
Cape Charles, after it had been
rammed by the steamer. Admiral Far
ragut. bound from Philadelphia for
Port Antonio. Every person aboard
the Merida was rescued, and but one
was seriously injured.
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Big Inflow of Convicts.
All records at the state penitentiary
were broken in April when a total of
twenty-seven prisoners were received
on committment. Three alleged bank
robbers were also received from Ham
ilton county for safe keeping. There
were 426 convicts in the prison at the
beginning of April and 443 at the close
of the month. Eleven were discharged
and two were paroled dnring the
There are now 327 white male pris
oners in the penitentiary, 3 female
whites, 102 colored males, 2 colored
females, 7 Indians, 1 Japanese and 1
Warden James Delahunty reports
that he had a balance of $73.37 in the
prison cash fund at the beginning of
April. He received $10,03S.42 under
the 'provisions of H. R. No. C19. This
with gate receipts and $56 for the sale
of cinders and $267.65 from the Lee
Broom & Duster company, made a to
tal of $10,49S.84. The warden paid
into the state treasury $10,378.44, leav
ing a balance of $120.40 on hand.
Valuation of Sleeping Cars.
Secretary Henry Seymour of the
state board of assessment has com
pleted the valuation of private car
companies on the basis directed by
the board. The Pullman Sleeping Car
company has run more care in the
state this year than it ran last year.
Last year the board placed the as
sessed value of standard sleeping cars
at a total of $99,773 and tourist cars
at $1S.309. a grand total of 511S.0S2.
while the grand total this year is
$124,869. This year standard cars are
valued at $101,841 and tourist cars at
$23.02S. The state board values stand
ard cars at $12,500 each, and tourist
cars at $8,000. The Pullman company's
pwn value is $11,615 for standard cars
and $7,611 for tourist cars.
Terminal Tax Reports.
The report of the secretary of the
state board of assessment on the ter
minal taxes of the various towns and
cities of the state will probably not
be completed much before July 1. Six
hundred reports are filed bearing data
on terminal property and all of these
must be examined and computations
made on them before the task of ter
minal assessment is completed.
Wolf Bounty Warrants.
The clean-up of warrants issued in
conformity with the allowance of the
$29,000 wolf bounty claims occurred
when the last ones were made out by
the state auditor's force. The total
number of claims paid under the old
law, which is now extant, is 4.474, all
of which have now been paid in full.
County Attorney C. A. Kingsbury of
Cedar county has requested Attorney
General Martin to resist the applica
tion of William Fledge for bail. Fledge
has appealed to the supreme court for
a rehearing of the case in which he
was convicted of the murder of his
Department Commander John F.
Diener and Assistant Adjutant Gener
al L. M. Scothorn have issued general
orders No. 10 to Grand Army posts
calling their attention to May 2S. me
morial Sunday and May 30, Memorial
Selects Two More.
Adjutant General Phelps has ap
pointed two more officers to go to
San Antonio and watch the military
maneuvers. Major Waldon of Be
atrice and Captain Bull of Albion have
Offices at the state house were
closed Thursday afternoon out of re
spect to the memory of the late Lieu
tenant Governor Hopewell. Most of
the departments were represented at
Tekamah. although some of the de
partment heads were detained by Ill
ness or extreme -press of business.
Senator John Morehead of Falls
City, who is now in reality lieutenant
governor, is said to be making active
preparations to launch his candidacy
for governor on the democratic ticket.
Notice to Irrigators.
State Engineer D. D. Price is send
ing out notice to all irrigation com
panies to build headgates that may be
opened and closed and to construct
measuring devices, both the headgate
and the measuring device to be of a
design approved by the state engineer.
The work must be done within thir
ty days after notive Is received by irri
gation companies. If any company
shall refuse for a period of ten days,
the state engineer is authorized to re
fuse to allow any water to be deliv
ered to such companies. '"
Has State Bonds for Sale.
The state of Nebraska has $4,000,000
of bonds of other states for sale, less
1625.000 already disposed of. Some of
the bonds draw a low rate of interest
and some cf them a high rate. The
state has thus far rejected bids of
brokers. Treasurer George does not
like to sell the cream of the bonds and
let the state hold the cullings.
neither does he care to sell the entire
lot of bonds at one time and have the
proceeds dumped into the state treas
ury. Inquire About Gift Bill.
Many inquiries as to the scope of
the "gift enterprise" bill passed by the
recent legislature are being received
at the office of the attorney general.
No attempt to Invalidate the law has
yet been made, but as soon as the
measure becomes effective. July 8, It
is expected a fight will begin.
The total valuation of railroads in
Nebraska, as settled upon by the state
board of equalization today, is de
creased $4S,029 below the total of last
ALL OVER NEBRASKA
Department Commander John F.
Diener and Assistant Adjutant Gen
eral L. M. Sco thorn have issued gen
eral orders No. 10 to Grand Army
posts calling their attention to May
28, memorial Sunday and May 3D, Me
morial day. The order is as follows:
"With this order you will find en.
closed national general orders Nos. 7
and 8. General order No. 7 reminds us
that the vernal gladness of the year
has arrived, nature everywhere is full
of the good and tender sentiments of
Memorial day, and that day, May 30,
should be devoted to the commemora
tion of a great national sacrifice of
loyalty and devotion by our comrades
who have gone before. In this beau
tiful tribute to our dead comrades,
strewing their graves with flowers,
let us invite the Woman's Relief
corps. Ladies of the G. A. R., Sons
and Daughters of Veterans, school
children and all well disposed citizens
to join and assist us in this pleasant
"On May 28, Sunday preceding Me
morial day. is designated as memorial
Sunday. Let the members of each
post in this department by selection
or invitation attend divine service.
All posts should attend in a body
where it is possible to do so.
"The department patriotic instruc
tor directs that all post patriotic in
structors will cause to be detailed a
sufficient number of comrades to vis
it all public schools in his jurisdic
tion on Friday preceding Memorial
day, the post patriotic instructor
should communicate with superin
tendents and teachers of schools and
have the hour set that would be most
convenient for the comrades to visit
the schools, make patriotic addresses,
instil into their young minds lessons
of patriotism, the story of the flag
and what it has cost to preserve it."
Gets Year and Day.
Matthew Streeter, colored, was
sentenced to spend a year and a day
In the federal prison at Fort Leaven
worth by Federal Judge T. C. Munger.
Streeter pleaded guilty to forging a
receipt for a registered mail package.
Terminal Tax Reports.
Lancaster County. The report of
the secretary of the state board of
assessment on the terminal taxes of
the various towns and cities of the
state will probably not be completed
much before July 1. Six hundred re
ports are filed bearing data on ter
minal property and all of these must
be examined and computations made
on them before the task of terminal
assessment is completed. The as
sessment of private and tank car
lines will be finished in a
The same basis is U:ng
was employed a year ago.
Beltz Killed in Runaway.
Pierce County. John Beltz. ft
wealthy farmer residing one mile
north of Foster, was killed in a run
away. The front axle of his buggy
broke down and he was thrown over
the dashboard and was kicked to
death by his frightened horses.
Wants Release From Asylum.
Madison County. Jennie H. Dan
ley, an inmate in the hospital for the
insane at Norfolk, through her attor
ney Burt Mapes of Norfolk, has start
ed habeus corpus proceedings to be
released from the hospital claiming
that her enforced detention there Is
contrary to law and justice depriving
her of her liberty and freedom.
New Bank for Springfield.
Sarpy County. A new bank has
been organized at Springfield. Chief
among the organizers are William
Mangold, cashier of the Farmers and
Merchants' bank of Gretna; John C.
Mangold of Elkhorn and Peter Man
gold of Bennington.
Deadly Draught by Mistake.
Douglas County. Mrs. Jennie Cros
by of Omaha, wife of Willis C. Cros
by, county coroner, drank a quantity
of carbolic acid by mistake at her
home and died in less than half an
Good Crop Prospects.
Johnson County. Crop prospects
in Johnsou county at the present time
are most encouraging. Winter wheat
is looking fine, the rains of the past
week having benefited it wonderfully.
Goff Must Serve Sentence.
Otoe County. The sentence of Ed
gar Goff of Otoe county, sent to the
penitentiary for two years for feloni
ous assault, was affirmed by the su
preme court. Goff declared that the
lower court was wrong in sentencing
An Educator Dead.
Lancaster County. Carl Morris,
county superintendent of schools, and
one of the best known educators in
this section of the state, is dead after
an illness of several weeks. The dis
ease which brought his death was an
affection of the bones.
Cousins Wanted to Marry.
Otoe County Floyd W. Brown and
Miss Edna Hadley of Kansas City,
Mo., applied to County Judge Wilson
for a marriage license, but en ascer
taining they were cousins, he refused
to grant the same.
Booze Fighter Detained.
Madison County. Willey Wyatt, re
siding near Tilden, was brought be
fore the dypsomaniac board and ad
judged a suitable subject to be de
tained for a time in the school for
dypsomaniacs at Lincoln.
Horse Stolen at Benkelman.
Chase County. A valuable horse
was stolen from the farm of William
Roberts, three miles east of Benkel
man, on the night of May 4. The an
imal has been traced to a point in
Cheyenne county, Kansas, some five
miles from the scene of the theft,
when the trail was lost. Three other
horses have been stolen in that vicin
ity since the first of the year. Reports
come from Otis. Colo., from former
Dundy county residents, of the theft
there of eleven bead of horses, about
two weeks ago.
y WILBUR DNEPBTT
Shr cannot make a biscuit.
He cannot nuke a cent.
Stie knows no thine of broiling.
He Is not built for tolling.
Yet still they think they'll risk It
ThouRh he can't pay the rent
She cannot make a biscuit.
He cannot make a cent.
She rises late of mornings.
He stays out late of nights.
She plays quite well at euchre.
He has a heap of lucre.
And yet In spite of warnings
Their troth they want to plight;
She rises late of mornings.
He stays out late at night.
She cannot fry potatoes.
He cannot drive a nail.
She never had a worry.
He never had to hurry.
She cannot slice tomatoes.
At beating rugs he'd fall;
She cannot fry potatoes.
He cannot drive a nail.
She is no good at dusting'.
He cannot mend a chair
Nor can be hulld a Are.
Yet she Is his desire
And with affection trusting
8he knows they'll have no care
She Is no good at dusting.
He cannot mend a chair.
They'll blame It all on Cupid
When life Is going wrong.
And each will scold the other
And she'll go home to mother
And say that he is stupid
While he'll use phrases strong.
They'll blame it all on Cupid
When life is going wrong.
"Now. Mme. Screechy," says the
manager, after the contract has been
signed, "can't you give out a few in
terviews on the subject of mother
"Mercy, no!" replied Mme. Screechy
"Then deny your engagement tc
lomebody this week and confirm it
"I cannot think such a thing."
"But you'll allow us to quote you
is saying that you favor trial mar
riages." "Indeed I won't. I'm under con
tract simply to sing and not to talk
"Then." sighs the manager, "I air
lfraid your tour is doomed from the
A Business Head.
"My boy." says the thoughtful father
'I notice that when you get a penny
or a nickel, you do not place It in the
ittle savings bank Santa Claus brought
for you last Christmas."
"Not always, papa." answers thi
"And 1 believe, If I am not mis
taken, that you spend your pennies
and nickels at the little store around
"Well, my boy. If you do not savt
ycur money now. what do you expeel
to do when you grow up?"
"I am going to run a little ston
around the corner, papa. Then IT.
get all the pennies and nickels."
"Within ten years after that." the
lecturer is saying as we enter th
hall, "the seas will be completely fillet
and the surface of the earth will he
covered to a height of forty-nine feet
so that only the tops of the tall treci
will be visible."
-What Is he talking about?" we as!
ihc person next to us.
"He Is predicting what will happer
after everybody begins living and
traveling in air ships and throwing
empty bottles, tin cans and old clothoa
over the stern.
"How much rolling stock have
you?" asks the possible investor of
the Yukon & Ypsilanti railway.
"Rolling stock?" replies the promot
er. "We haven't got along that far
yet. We're busy handing out the
iloating stock just at present."
Would Heed the Warning.
"Hortensla." cautioned the mother
"If that young Mr. Lovum were to
call on me as he does on you. and
were to ask me to kiss him, as he
does you. I should ecow him the door
"Yes, mamma." replied the dutiful
After the young man's next call the
mother asked Hortensla:
"Did you follow my advice with re
gard to Mr. Lovum?"
"Yes, mamma. I told him you said
if he asked you to kiss him you would
show him the door."
"Ah. and what did he say to that?'
"He said he wouldn't ask you to."
Peg's Day Off.
"Nothing today. Pegasus." said the
poet, when his horse came to the door
ready for the matutinal flight."
Pegasus looked at him inquiringly.
"I don't need you." the poet ex
claimed. "All I've go to do is to writ?
my annual parody on 'The Queen oi
325,000 IN ONE YEAR
THE IMMIGRATION TO CANADA
SURPASSES ALL RECORD.
The returns recently Issued by the
Canadian Immigration Branch shows
that upwards of 325,000 persons ar
rived in Canada during; the past
twelve months, declaring their Inten
tion of becoming1 settlers In that coun
try. Of this number about 130,009
were from the United States, the bal
ance being from the British Isles and
Northern Europe. It will thus be seen
that the sturdy farming element that
has gone forward from the United
States Is being splendidly supplement
ed by an, equally sturdy settlement
from across the seas. The lure of
Canadian wheat, oats, barley and flax
grown on the rich prairie of Western
Canada Is constantly attracting more
snd more, and year by year the tide
of Immigrants to the Western Canada
plains increases; there is no ebb to
this tide. The Canadian authorities
re not surprised at the number from
the United States being as large as it
is but they did not look for so large an
Immigration from the old countries.
Still, they will not be found unpre
pared. Reception halls are in readi
ness at all important points in Mani
toba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, sur
veyors were at work during the past
season opening up new districts on
which to place those seeking free
homesteads of 160 acres each, rail
ways have been projecting laterals
from their main lines, and every pro
vision has been taken to accommo
date the newcomer. A recent dis
patch from Antwerp reads: "The di
version of European emigration from
the United States to Canada is said
to be seriously afTecting the Atlantic
steamship lines. The Red Star today
gives up to the America-Canada line
two of the best special emigrant
steamers afloat, the Gothland and the
Samland. These vessels heretofore
In the Antwerp-New York service are
now to be operated from Rotterdam to
On the date of the above dispatch
word came to the Immigration branch
that the "Vanguard of the 1911 army
of United States settlers reached Win
nipeg at 1:30 o'clock this morning.
There was a solid train load of ef
fects, comprising 41 carloads and two
colonist sleepers attached to the train,
which contained the members of 25
families. Every man Jack in the
party is a skilled farmer, and all have
come north prepared to go right on
the land, which was purchased last
year. They are equipped with every
thing that experience has shown is
necessary to make a start on virgin
prairie. In addition to machinery and
household effects there were a large
number of horses and cattle. Some of
the farmers had also brought along
gas tractors, which will be put right
to work on ground breaking."
One of the agents of the Canadian
government advises that it would ap
pear as if each month of the present
year would show a largo increase over
the past year. The demand for the
literature of the department, describ
ing the country and its resources, is
greater than it ever has been.
Breaking a Hcbo's Heart.
Manager Gus Hartz was standing
near the opera house box office when
one of two panhandlers who had en
tered the lobby approached him, and,
holding out an addressed and sealed
envelope, begged for the price of s
"It's for me mudder, boss," ha sniv
eled. "You'se wouldn't turn down er
guy fer de price er do stamp, would
"Never," said the manager, deftly
grasping the envelope and throwing it
through the box-office-window. "Here
Fred," addressing himself to Treas
urer Fred Coan, "stamp this and have
The velocity of the proceeding fair
Iy took the panhandler's breath way.
Then, backing away to where his part
ner awaited him, he whispered, "Noth
In doing, bo the guy's wise." Cleve
Now He Doesn't Believe It.
A Cleveland man was reading some
jokes about how the English weren't
so slow as they are supposed to be
to get a joke. He believed it, too. So
be tried his theory on a British guest
"Did you ever hear Mark Twain's
joke about how the report of his
death had been greatly exaggerated?"
"No." answered the Englishman,
eagerly, "but I'll wager it was good.
What was It?" Cleveland Plain
The sunset of your life will not be
beautiful unless your home life was
pleasant during your day of work.
Authority is a misfit when
people are clothed with It.
And there's a
the day righL
You're bound to hand
happiness to someone as you
go along, and the more you
give the more you get.
Buy a package of Post
Toasties and increase the
happiness of the family!
"The Memory Lingers'
POSTUM CEREAL CO.. LtoL.
Battle Creek. Mich.
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