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WILLIAMSTON, N. 0.
New York's lateat delicacy la pen
guln eggs, all the way from the soutfc
The modern youngster would rath
•r hare a baseball pasa that be pra*
The Increase of warmth In the at
Biosphere has been quite convincing
All that China wants to borrow Jusi
now la $300,000,000. Have you w
much change about youT
Michigan telephone girls complain
that the instruments they wear cauas
corns to form on their eara
An Ohio farmer has recovered hii
eyesight by the extraction of two oi
his teeth. Eye teeth, probably.
By breaking his own leg a motor
cyclist has reversed the usual ordet
of breaking other people's bonea.
A Pennsylvania Judge has decided
that a voter's home Is where hla wlft
lives. What more can the suffragettei
A Mount Vernon (111.) bird dog at
tacked a hive of bees and was atuna
to death. Let the bird dog atlck to
The 'women flrat" rule Is beld to be
unapplicable to street cars, for on
them women stand first, last and al
City people who don't realise the
value of shade trees forty or fifty
years old should go out and try to
buy a few.
Now It Is hinted that the tight skirl
Is responsible for knock-kneed women
Probably a canard started by the cloth
A Pennsylvania cat la keeping an
estate of $2,600 from diatribution.
While that cat lives the estate musl
A Kansas City man has Informed
his family that be has been Instruct
ed by the Lord to rest for a year.
Some men hare luckl
Boston has begun a crusade foi
sterilized sausages and baclllue-prool
bWitaak. hut we'll bet they won'l
atart anything on beans.
Most street cars are built on the
Incontrovertible theory that a stand
ing passenger occupies less apace
than a alttlng passenger.
An American airwoman baa now
flown across the English Channel.
This leaves the aexes still equal In the
modern race of achievement
A Brooklyn man found and severely
punished the man who ran away with
his wife, says an exchange. By refus
ing to take her back, we Infer.
The office boy who had killed ofl
all his grandmothers and aunts la now
trying to derlse more elderly relatives
to fit the present baseball season.
All the recreation magaitnes nowa
days are telling their readers how to
catch flsh, but what we really need 1s
somebody to tell the flsh how to bite.
Cleveland wants a three-cent piece
with a hole In It to pay those three
cent farea. Do they want to carry
car fare strung around their necks 1
Ragtime music. It is said, Is respon
slbls for the turkey trot and other
such contortions, but we are Inclined
to lay the blame on ragtime morality.
A scientist claims to have discover
ed 18.983.452 microbes on a dollar
bill Probably he Included thoae who
died of old age while he was count
A Wisconsin dairyman lays that
cows can be Induced to glre more
milk by music, but wouldn't a ragtime
tune make the Juice taste like rag
There has been a 110,000,000 fire in
the bacars of Damascus, but the sup
ply of oriental rugs will probably not
be diminished. They make good ones
A Kentucky unlveralty la to add
chicken farming to Ita courses. This
enterprise will give It cause to crow
over Ita rlvala, and probably egg them
en to emulation.
"St Louis haa been drinking Mis
sissippi rlrer water erer since It was
a trading post and even bra*a about
It" Which may account for aoma of
the Bt Louis peculiarities.
We see by the papers that a Loa
Angeles dtiaen takes nitroglycerin aa
a heart tonic. It may aot be a pleas
ant diet, but It renders him Immune
from being kicked around.
Lots of dwellera In flats and cloaely
built districts will flout that profes
sor's Idea of playing the piano contin
uously for fifty hours and making a
world's record. They are prepared to
testify that pianos In their neighbor
hood have bean pounded continuously
much longer than that or tt haa
ROAR FOR TAFT
PRESIDENT WELCOMES KAISER'S
WARSHIPS TO AMERICAN
Over 1,000 Brawny German Sailors
at Attention aa Taft Boarded
Fort Monofe, Va. —Out on the heav
ing watera of Hampton Roads Preai
dent Taft welcomed a great foreign
fleet to American waters when be
extended the hand of friendship to
Rear Admiral von Rebeau-Paacbwitz,
commanding the visiting division of
the German navy.
While more than a thousand brawny
German sailors stood at attention on
the decks of the giant Moltke, Ger
many's battle cruiser, President Taft
boarded the vessel. At the gangway
Admiral von Rebeau-Paschwltz t and
his staff waited to greet the chief
executive. As the president stepped
from the ladder that led him over the
aide of the Moltke he extended hla
hand In greeting to the German ad
miral and exclaimed:
"Admiral, I'm glad to welcome you
and to have an opportunity of visit
ing the Moltke, one of the finest ships
I've ever seen."
The president was escorted over
the big German vessel, the crew
standing at quarters saluting as the
party passed. Every part of the bat
tle cruiser was scrubbed and holy
stoned, every spar and line bore ita
quota of brillant bunting, and every
Individual sail was trim in holi
As the president left the Moltke
the German vessel's band struck up
the Star Spangled Banner and on
the gun deck a six pounder barked
out the twenty one guns of the pres
idential salute. The president, his
formal call of welcome over, return
ed to the Mayflower. A short dis
tance away the American battleship
squadron that welcomed the visitors
swung Idly at anchor. Seven great
vessels, Including the dreadnaughta,
Delaware and Utah, dressed ship as
the president and the admiral ex
TARIFF BOARD ELIMINATED
Heavy Raductlona Are Mada in Sun
Washington.—Provision for Presi
dent's tariff board was eliminated In
the sundry civil appropriation bill as
reported to the house. The annual
appropriation of $25,000 for the presi
dent's traveling expenses was allow
ed, but the total appropriation was
cut to a little more than $109,000,-
000, making heavy reductions In pro
visions for the Panama canal.
Extravagance was charged In the
building of the Panama canal and the
committee allowed there only $28,-
780,000, a reduction from the esti
mate of $16,780,000, and also made
a reduction of $193,050 in the appro
priation for fortifications.
Appropriations from public build
ings were cut from approximately
$21,500,000 to $8,053,517.
The president's traveling expenses
were allowed only after a bitter fight
In which a aufficlent number of Demo
crats Joined with the Republican
members to insure the appropriation
remaining In the bill. The committee
allowed $4,000 for a portrait of the
president and voted $75,000 to con
tinue his "economy board," which is
inquiring Into the business methods
of the government. It refused, how
ever, to appropriate $20,000 for con
tinuance of the International water
Crosses Given Heroes of Grsy.
Atlanta.—Some sixty Confederate
veterans were the recipients of the
much prized crosses of honor at the
hands of WTi. William McCarthy,
president of the Atlanta chapter, U.
D. C., when they gathered In the hall
of the house of representatives to do
honor to the memory of Jefferson Da
vis, the late president of the Confed
eracy. The occasion will long be re
membered aa one of interest and note,
as the distribution of these crosses
of honor Is soon to cease.
Widow of Schley Is In Need.
Washington.—Senator Rayner of
Maryland told the senate that the
famous order for what is known as
the loop of the cruiser Brooklyn In
the battle of Santiago, given upon the
spur of the nfbment and in the heat
of battle, decided that conflict and
saved the day for American arms.
Senator Rayner sought to make this
point clear In a speech accompanying
an amendment which he offered to
the pension appropriation bill so as to
provide a pension of $l5O a month
to the widow of Admiral Schley..
$63,404 Given for Flood Sufferers.
New Orleans. A total of $53,404
was received by the New Orleans
flood relief committee as cash dona
tions from all over the country for
the relief of Mississippi flood suffer
ers up to June 1, according to a state
ment made by Secretary M. B. Trete
vant of the committee. Complying
with Governor Hall's revest the com
mittee forwarded a check for $15.-
858.87 to htm, together with three car
loads of clothing, bedding and other
household gooda and a carload of pro
MRS. MYRON T. HERRICK
Mrs. Herrlok la the wife of the Mw
American ambaaaador to Frantfc
PERMIT MARINES TO LAND
UNITED BTATEB GUNBOAT WILL
PROTECT PROPERTY AT
Cuban Commander Expecta to Make
a Declalve Move Againat Rebels
In Orlente Province.
Havana, Cuba.—President Gomez
telegraphed General Monteagudo, the
commander-in-chief of the Cuban
army, who Is at the scene of hostili
ties In the province of Orlente, atat
ing that the general might permit
American marines to land on Cubau
soli to guard foreign property.
The dispatch added that the Cuban
forces then might retire from guard
lng such places and devote themselves
to pursuing the Insurgents.
The message of President Gomez
was a report covering the history of
the present revolt and the means
taken by the government to suppress
It. The message said the government
had been successful In all the prov
inces except Orlente. It transmitted
copies of the correspondence relating
to the uprising which had passed be
tween Cuba and the United States,
and also the copy of a dispatch sent
to General Monteagudo by the com
mandant of the American naval sta
tion at Guantanamo. acquainting Gen
eral Montoagudo of his Intention to
send the marines of the gunbqpt Pa
ducah to Daiquiri to protect American
Interest In Havana centered on the
question whether the United States
gunboat Paducah would land marines
at Daiquiri to protect the property of
•the Spanish American Iron company.
It overshadowed completely all the re
ported occurrences from the theater
The American legation received ad
vices from Daiquiri that the plant of
the Iron company had been attacked.
| but that Its assailants were held In
I check by forty guards, who later were
reinforced by 100 other men. This
combined force drove off the Insurg
ents and on the arrival of the Padu
cah the fighting was over, and ap
parently there was no necessity for
the aid of American marines.
WILSON LOSES RHODE ISLAND
Incompelte Returne Indicate Qreat
Victory for Clark.
Providence, R. I. —Democratic vot
ers of Rhode Island, at the preslden
i tlal primary, favored Champ Clark by
a large majority over Woodrow Wil
son and Judson Harmon, the other
■ two aspirants, whose names were on
the ballot. With the towns of Ex
tere and four wards In the city of
Providence missing, the returns gave:
i Clark, 5,016; Wilson, 1,422; Har
> mon. 433.
i Although the contest was very close
, the returns Indicated that Georgs W.
Green had been re-elected national
I committeeman, defeating Congress
» man George P. O'Shaughnessy.
Speaker Clark's supporters made
- the only active campaign In the state,
• the work done In the Interest of Gov
. ernor Wilson being confined to placing
i advertisements In papers. The vote
Wild Man of Borneo Desd.
f Boston.—Plutano. the last of the
s famous pair of "wild men of Borneo,"
i died at the home of Mrs. H. A. War
i ner, in Waltham. Plutano Is believ
s ed to have been about 92 years old.
t and with his brother, Walno, who
1 died In 1905, had traveled all over the
. world. Plutano and Walno were
• brought on a ship to New York In the
f early fifties, and were said to hare
> been captured on the Island of Bor
) neo. Since 1857 the "wild men" had
been In the care of Capt. Hansford A.
Warner, or one of his descendants.
Sufferers Want Food and Seed.
I New Orleans.—An appeal from the
> Plauchevllle, La., flood relief commit
tee, asking for the Immediate dls
r patch of food supplies, field and gar
"• den seed for 60 families In that sec
> tion, has been received here by the
>• local relief committee. The appeal
% has been referred to Captain Logan,
i- United States army, at Baton Rouge
,- The families were recently ordered to
concentration camps by Captain Ben
r netL but they found it impossible to
h comply. The Plauchevllle committee,
requested an Investigation.
MOST SENATORS FIX TIME OF
ADJOURNMENT IN JULY
NAVAL BILL TOCAUSE FIGHT
Money Bills Ars Being Given the
Right of Way In Both
Washington.'— Appropriation bills
will be pressed, the tariff revision
fight continued, the Lorimer election
case debated and other legislation
discussed In congress this week. Ev
ery effort possible is being made to
get the government supply measures
through on a right of way understand
ing in both houses so that they may
be secure regardless of a time for
final adjournment, which is still spec
"Probably In July," was the guess
of Benator Smoot of Utah, one of
the Republican leaders, while some
of the Democratic senators, including
Culberson of Texas, said they believ
ed an adjournment In August more
likely, A few senators still believe
there is a bare chance for adjourn
ment this month.
The fight on the naval appropria
tion bill will be precipitated in the
senate with Indications favoring the
administration's two battleship annual
Increase program to be determined
by the senate committee on naval af
fairs probably thlß week. The commit
tee already has tentatively added to
the house bill a $500,000 appropriation
for the establishment of coal and ■
other fuel depots for warships. Thlß '
Is considered by the navy department
as absolutely necessary at this time
to carry out its comprehensive
scheme of providing stores of coal
at strategic points. The next project i
to be taken up will be to provide for
a store of coal of 100,000 tons at the
Norfolk nsvy yard, which Is to be |
made one of the moßt Important coal .
depots on the Atlantic coast.
The appropriation for the Pearl ,
Harbor dry dock has been Increased
by the committee bo as to make the j
total limit of cost $3,486,500. The ,
committee, so far as It has proceed-1
ed, favors an amendment to re-estab-1
llsh the grade of admiral at $12,000
annual salary and the grade of vice
admiral with SIO,OOO pay, to be con
ferred op the first and second In com
mand of each of the Atlantic and
Pacific fleets. Democratic senators
may upset this plan.
LORIMER WILL NOT RESIGN
Hs Goes to Washington to Fight
Agslnst Being Expelled.
Chicago —Senator William Lorimer
left for Washington. He expects to
be in the senate when Senator Kern
begins bis address.
Friends of the senator reiterat
ed their statement that he positively
would not resign. The senator de
clined to discuss any phase of his
The senator was accompanied by
William J. Cooke, who, according to
his statement, will act as body guard
and nurse to Mr. Lorimer.
"It will be my business," said
Cooke, "to make him go to bed when
he gets tired and keep people from
annoying him—say such aa certain
kinds of newspaper reporters."
Cooke said Senator Lorimer's phy
sical condition still was poor, but that
he Intended to fight out the battle
with his opponents In the senate.
A 5, 000-Mlle Drive.
Kansas City, Mo—ln a wagon so
Ingenuously constructed that It may
• be converted Into a "dinner," "sleep
' ing" or "dressing room," Dr. Oscar
P. Blatchly, a retired physician of j
• Kansas City, Kans., with his wife and
daughter started on a 5,000-mile drive
i that will take the travelers from here
to Vermont, thence down the Atlan-
I tic coast to Florida and then back
• home. It will require a year to
make the Journey as planned. Dr.
> Blatchly, who built the wagon hlm
, self, said the trip, besides being
■ pleasure, was to give his 12-year-old
t daughter practical knowledge of bot
» any, geography, geology and photog
Soldier Confined In Ice Box.
> New York.—The Ice box of the
' steamer Panama which arrived from
- Colon, contained a discharged United
• States Infantryman who went out of
, his head during the northward trip
> and tried to take charge of the trip,
s The ice box was converted Into a
» temporary prison after Victor L Ken
-3 ney, who had just completed his ser
» vice In the Tenth infantry, sauntered
>• on deck In his underclothes, frlghten
-1 ed the passengers below and then ln
.. formed Capt. Benjamin Corning he
i. would navigate the ship.
BMmn Parmalee Killed,
e North Yakima, Wash.—With a smile
:- and a wave of his hand to thousands
i- who watched him in his aeroplane,
■- Philip O. Parmalee took the air in
i- the teeth of a gusty wind. Three min
e utes later his broken and lifeless body
J was dragged from beneath the wreck
l, age of his biplane In an apple orch
i. ard two miles from his starting point,
o The exact cause of his plunge to
>• death probably never win be known
o The body of the aviator was dragged
t. from the wreckage of the machine by
farmers working In the orchard
Commander W. W. White, U. S. N.,
' retired, has been engsged In the dif
ficult task of reconstructing the nsvy
U. S. ATTACKED BY OROZCO
LEADER OF MEXICAN REVOLU
TION SAYS THIS COUNTRY
18 AIDING MADERO.
Orozco Intlmatea That United Btates
Has Been Promised s Huge
Chihuahua. lntimating that the
revolutionaries may be unable to re
strain the populace in Its Indignation
when it realizes the extent of the as
sistance being given the Mexican
government In its fight against the
.rebels. General Orozco and his fel
i low officers have protested to Marlon
Letcher, consular representative of the -
J United States, against the attitude of
the American government in permlt-
I ting Mexican authorities to recruit
; and equip soldiers north of the Inter
national boundary. The protest has
i been ordered published widely in both
.Spanish and English. It Is directed
I to Madero and the United States.
After a recital In detail of many
' Instances In which the American au
thorities have aided the Madero gov
ernment, especially in permitting Con
sul Llorente at El Paso to recruit and
equip men for the force commanded
at Ojlnga by General Sanjlnges, and
the failure of the authorities to turn
back Federals defeated at Guadalupe
when a few swam the river to safety,
it Is Intimated that there exists be
tween Madero and the government at
Washington some agreement regard
ing a huge recompense.
It is suggested that possibly the
American government has been prom
ised by Madero some conceaslon in
the nature of land holdings.
STATES CHOOSE CANDIDATES
Clsrk Gets Arlions; Mlnnssota Vots
Phoenix, Ariz.—Bpeaker Clark car
ried Arlxona in Democratic presiden
tial primary by a vote of at least three
to one over Governor Wilson.
St Paul, Minn.— Returns from about
twenty counties where conventions
were held show that a large number
of unlnstructed delegations were
elected to the Btate convention at Du
luth. This was true, even where del
egates selected at the caucuses had
been Instructed. The returns Indicate,
however, that a larger number of del
egates were Instructed for Wilson
than for the other candidates. In sev
eral counties William J. Bryan was
named as first choice and in others
;as second choice. Champ Clark will
I make a good showing In the conven
Newark, N. J.—Theodore Roose
velt's clean sweep of the New Jersey
primaries was emphasised when late
returns gave him small but substan
tial pluralities In the few districts
about which last night's figures left
any doubt and increased his lead
elsewhere in the state. Governor
Wilson carried all but two of the 12
congressional districts and gained 24
of the 28 delegates, Including the dele
gates at-large. i
To Investigate Bremen Adjustments.
Savannah. Ga.—At a general meet
ing of the members of the cotton ex
change, the special committee ap
pointed to look Into penalizations of
cotton at Bremen on appeals recom
mended that a special committee be
appointed to investigate conditions at
Bremen. Thf committee stressed the
fact that it was yet to be determined
whether, or not, any unfair or unjust
penalization had been exacted. The
Bremen cotton exchange urged that a
i committee be sent over to Investigate
for the local exchange.
Peace Jubilee on Gettysburg Field.
1 Washington. The senate passed
1 unanimously the bill appropriating
. $160,000 for the government's partlc
' ipation In the peace jubilee at Getty*
burg in 1913 oh the occasion of the
' fiftieth anniversary of the battle. At
■ a joint meeting of the Pennsylvania
- Gettysburg celebration commission
- and the representatives of the states
» | t was decided to abandon for the
present the movement for an appro
I prlatlon of $500,000 or more for the
r erection upon the battlefield of •
TALK OF HUGHES
AS DARK HORSE
TAFT AND T. R. FIGHT WILL
COME TO A SHOW DOWN ON
ROOT FOR CHAIRMAN.
MUST BEAT THE COLONEL
la Fast Reaching Stage Where tha
Political Blood Will Bo Spilled In
tho Great Quantltleo—Are Sounding
tho Delegatea to Convention.
Washington.—lf the Taft manager*
aucceod In naming Senator Root as
temporary chairman of the Chicago
convention Roosevelt will be defeated
for the nomination by Taft or some
other man. Juatlce Hughes is most
talked of for a compromise candidate
at this time.
Senator Crane, it la aald, declared
that the only hope of the party la to
name Mr. Hughea, or some . other
strong man. But first the test of
strength between the Roosevelt and
anti-Roosevelt will come in the fight
over Mr. Root. Manager McKinley
of the Taft campaign has said repeat
edly that he would welcome the fight
on Mr. Root.
"We might as well have a show
down at the very beginning," he aald,
when told that Colonel Roosevelt had
announced that he would flght Sen
ator Root to the bitter end. It de
veloped that leading organizations
and administration Republicans de
sire to try the convention out on Root.
It Is believed that ail the votes cast
for Mr. Root for temporary chairman
can be controlled for a compromise
It became known that George R.
Scrugham, formerly ot Cincinnati, but
Yecently of New York, and a friend of
Justice Hughes, has been collecting a
list of the names of the delegates to
the Republican convention with a
view to sounding them on Mr. Hughes.
Scurgham has written to many Repub
licans in various sections of the coun
try to ascertain the true feeling to
ward the Justice.
Mr. Scurgham was in some way con
nected with the development of the
Hughes boom four years ago but just
how heavy he is as a political manipu
lator is not known here, as he is
thought to be more or less obscure 1b
the political game.
Will Investigate Beef Trust.
Washington, D. C. The house
Judiciary committee decided In ex
ecutive session to undertake a pre
liminary Investigation of the Beef
Trust. The commltte agreed to re
port the Edwards resolution calling
for the Investigation but before doing
so a private Inquiry will be made.
The committee doen not purpose now
to call any of the men heavily inter
e' ted In the packing industry.
Ths Cotton Tariff Revision Bill.
Waahlngton. The Underwood cot
ton tariff reduction bill was favorable
reported to the house by the ways and
means committee. The bill is iden
tical with that passed by both houses
and voted by President Taft last
August. Democratic leaders repeat
their claim that its enactment would
have more than $80,000,000 a year to
the uaers of cotton clothing.
Ismay Defends Captain Bmith.
London. J. Bruce Ismay told the
British court of inquiry that it had
been planned to drive the Titanic at
full speed during a few favorable
hours of her maiden trip and that he
considered Captain Smith fully jus
tified in going at full speed through
the Ice region so long as weather con
ditions made it possible to see Ice
Latest Report On Mexican Situation.
El Paso, Tex. The main forces
of Federals and rebels In the vicinity
of Chlhauhau are not likely to meet
for at least a week more because of
the destruction of the Mexican Cen
tral Railroad between them for many
miles. Reports of activity by mobile
parts of both armies are numeroua.
War on Root Has Started Unrest.
Chicago, 111. Theodore Roose
velt's determination to renew the flght
on Senator EUhu Root for temporary
chairman and to bend every effort to
his defeat when the republican nat
ional convention is opened on June
18th, has caused geheral unrest among
the republican leaders and national
committeemen which have leaders in
both the members of the national com
mittee and leaders In both the Taft
and Roosevelt headquarters discuss
ed Roosevelt's statement with reluc
Five Llvee Lost by Gas Fumes.
Cincinnati, O. Five persons per
ished as the result of being overcome
by gas fames In a grata well at the
dairy of Jacdb Sachs In Falrmount,
near this city. A fireman who went
into the pit to get out the bodies
also was overcome and lies at the city
hospital in a serious condition. Two of
the dead are women. Four of the vic
tims foreflted their lives in egorts to
rescue Jacob Sachs. Henry Easter
mann. a city fireman, was overcome
while being lowered into the well by