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The California bean trust Is bust-
ed—beaned. as It were
Neither, fond dreamer, does
•eed catalogue make a spring
a Chicago man Is going to walk to
St. Louis and aslts the best way to
do It Answer: Don't.
California's orange crop appears to
be Infringing on the vested rights of
the Michigan peach crop
Imagine the quantity of B-cent cigars
that Frank Chance could, If he would,
buy with that $25,000 a year.
"Eggs and Publicity" is a headline
in an eastern paper. But the less pub-
licity some eggs have, the better.
We have small sympathy for the
gentleman or lady who' acquires chll
blalns through excessive "devotion U>
■Ilk hose.
Having his eye on the front page,
•he New Hampshire's pet goat nat
orally butted Into print by way of a
rear admiral.
Some of the educators have deter-
mined that examinations are no good
The Bchoolboyi could have told them
that long ago.
If the ruin of the lemon crop has no
III effect on the lemon pie of com
merce one will be Justified In harbor-
lug suspicion*.
The people of the Netherlands lead
the world In coffee drinking. Whn
now will dare to say that coffee make*
people nervous?
What has become of the fusiy old
gentleman who laments the inability
of the present generation to make
buckwheat cakes?
Somebody has Invented a waist for
feminine wear that fastens together
In the back with only two hooks. What
a pity It has no chance!
A Vienna physician says two per-
sons can bo grown together by skin
grafting. Watch the Siamese twins
Increase now In the sideshows.
A Harvard professor says there will
soon be a permanent cure for the gout
Still, the market price lists seem to
answer the ptr-pose very well now.
It is too bad that the suspender
company that failed the other day
could not have held up a litle longer.
Suffragettes advocate wearing them
thirty-eight legislatures ap-
prove sixteenth amend-
ment to constitution
This Is Milllcent Tongo Chang,
granddaughter of .the Chinese minis
ter to Washington. She was born In
the national capital and Is a great fa
House and States Must Ratify Before
The Measure Becomes Law.
—All Amendments
Voted Down.
It Is rather hard to understand why
even a wealthy Chicago woman should
pay $5,000 for a dog. unless, per-
chance, It was a solid, tenderloin dog.
a minister In the east has his ser-
mons printed and sent to each sick
member of his flock. That, at least.
Bhould Insure against any feigned
a Philadelphia man has succeeded
In hatching eggs of the diamond back-
ed terrapin In an Incubator Next
thing they'll have them In cold stor
age, too.
One French woman playwright whn
killed a woman friend Is to dramatize
the little Incident. If the habit
spreads friends of other dramatists
will begin to worry.
With a bulldog under one arm and
% crate of eggs under the other, the
industrious postman is not required to
lift his cap in salutation as the fair
mistress of the house comes to get
her morning letters
A contemporary remarks naively on
the death of the composer of the
" 'Sweet Bye and Bye' and other war
ballads." By the way, what const!
tutes a war ballad?
The prince of Wales has been or
dered by his father to resign from an
Oxford club because he participated
In a frolic known as a "rag." Evl
dently the king is opposed to ragtime
The fishermen of British Columbia
find the whale very useful in herding
shoals of herring toward the shore
Since the days of Jonah the whale has
had a knack of figuring In tall tales
Washington. — A constitutional
amendment, which would restrict the
president and vice-president of the
United Stales to a single term of six
years, and would bar Woodrow Wilson,
Theodore Roosevelt and William H.
1 aft from again seeking election, was
approved by the Benate by the narrow
majority of one vote, necessary to
make a two-thirds majority. After
three-day fight in which the progres-
sives joined with many republicans in
opposing the restricted presidential
term, the senate adopted the original
Works resolution by a vote of 47 to
23, Senator Works' vote deciding.
The language which is proposed to
Insert in the constitution in place of
the first paragraph of Article 2, 1b as
"The executive power shall he vest-
ed In a president of the United States
of America. The term of the office of
president shall be six years; and no
person who has held the office by elec-
tion or discharged its powers or
duties, or acted as president under the
constitution and laws made in pur
sua nee thereof, shall be eligible to
hold again the office by election.
The resolution proposing the consti-
tutional amendment now goes to the
house for its approval. If ratified
there by a two-thirds vote, it will be
submitted to the legislatures of tlie
Btates and will become effective when
three-fourths of the forty-eight states
of the union have officially approved
Senators who supported the single
term resolution on its final passage
Democrats—Ashurst, Bankhead,
Bryan, Chamberlain, Chilton, Clarke
of Arkansas, Fletcher, (iardner, Hitch-
cock, Johnson, Johnston, of Alabama;
Kavanaugh, Kern, Newlands, Over-
man, Owen, Paynter, Percy, Perky,
Pomerene, Simmons, Smith of Arizona,
Smith of Georgia, Smith of Maryland,
Swanson, Thomas, Thornton and Wil-
Republicans—Brandege, Brown,
Burnham. Burton, Catron, Clark of
Wyoming, Cummins, Dillingham, Du-
pont, Gamble, Guggenheim, McCumber,
Nelson, Penrose, Perkins, Sinoot,
Sutherland, AVetmore and Works.
Against the resolution:
Republicans—Borah. Bourne, Brad-
ley, Bristow, Curtis, Gallinger, Jack-
son, Jones, Kenyon, LaFolIette, Lip-
pitt, Lodge, McLean, Oliver, Page,
Richardson, Saners, Stephenson and
Progressives—Clapp, Dixon and
revenues to reach $100,000,000
Proposed Bill To Exempt Salaries and
Profits Less Than $5 000 to
be Passed at Special
Washington.—Direct taxes upon the
Incomes of citizens of-the United
States, whether derived from idle cap-
ital or from the conduct of business,
were made possible by the ratification
of the sixteenth amendment to the
federal constitution. Delaware, Wyo-
ming and New Mexico, indorsing the
income ta> amendment through their
respective legislatures completed a list
of thirtyeight states that have ap-
proved it, two more than the three-
fourths necessary for its final adop-
Leaders in congress predict that
through this authorization the law,
wlhch will be passed to levy the lax
upon American incomes, will be in-
troduced as soon as the extra session
opens. Its exact terms have not been
decided upon, but it is believed will
exempt all Incomes below $4,000 or
$.">,000, and will provide a tax of 1
p#r cent upon the majority of personal
incomes that do not run to an exces-
sive figure.
Hull May Draft Bill.
Informal notice of the final adop-
tion of the new amendment was given
to the senate by Senator Brown of
Nebraska, who introduced the resolu-
tion in 1909 upon which the proposal
for an Income tax was submitted to
the states. Drafting of the bill to put
the tax into effect, it is expected, will
fall to the lot of Representative Hull
of Tennessee, a member of the house
ways and means committee, who drew
the excise tax bill proposed last year
by the democratic house of represen-
tatives, but which did not'become law.
One feature which It is believed will
be included in the law will be pro-
vision for "collecting at the source"
of the Income. This feature, now in
operation in England, would require
firms to certify to amounts they pay
to individuals in salaries or fees and
pay the tax direct to the government.
It is believed this would remove much
complaint that might be made if the
government had to investigate every
citizen's income and would prevent
evasion of the law.
The annual amount that the govern-
ment may realize under the Income
tax Is estimated by democratic lead-
ers in congress at approximately
$100,000,000, this would increase the
$30,000,000 collected under the pres-
ent corporation tax.
sir l0mer g0uin
bill passed without rollcall
and no protests
Provisions The Most Drastic Ever
Framed.—Capital Question Is
Being Considered.—Other
Legislative News.
8lr Lomer Gouln, prime minister of
Quebec, Is the head of one of the
most progressive administrations that
has ruled the dominion.
Postmaster General Proposes Parcel
Post Changes—Report Shows a
Saving of $45,000,000 During
His Administration.
adrianople again
A ti investigator asserts that New
York has no haunted houses The in-
evitable Inference Is that translated
New Yorkers don't want to come back
from the next world even If It Is
pretty hot.
The roof of a Philadelphia hotel is
being equipped with a landing for
aeroplanes, 't will keep the manage-
ment busy when fly bv-nlght theatri-
cal troupes adopt this means of
It must be awful to get Into a
bunch of Chinese political reformers
who are baseball fans and listen to
their comments on the new govern-
ment and the Introduction of the dia-
mond at the same time.
Threat TO Go On Strike Meets Prompt
Response From the
College Station, Texas—An order
striking the names of 466 students
from the rolls of the A. and M. colle
was entered on the faculty minutes of
the institution last week.
The students are charged with in
subordination. Last week twenty-two
students were dismissed for hazing.
They strapped freshmen, it is charged,
because the freshmen refused to give
i Christmas treat to the upper class,
men. Then five more students were
A petition demanding the reinstate-
ment of these was presented to the
faculty. This was signed by 466 stu-
dents who admitted they were guilty
of hazing and who said if their fel-
lows were not reinstated they would
attend no academic duties. The fac-
ulty ordered the dismissal of all who
signed the petition.
Two Month's Armistice Is Ended;
Only Peace Now Can
Silence Guns
London—The Balkan war has been
resumed. The bombardment of Ad-
rianople began Monday night and a
small skirmish occurred at the Tchal-
talja lines. The armistice had lasted
exactly two months. Bulgaria has
turned a deaf ear to the remonstrances
of the powers, and unless Turkey
yields to the Balkan demands, the
allied armies will now attempt to
drive her completely out of Europe.
According to a dispatch from Bel-
grade, Scutari already is on the point
of falling. It is reported that the
Turkish commander has sent two rep-
resntatives to the Servian commander
to propose the capitulation of that
A KanRas City saloonkeeper who
never had a cash register but trust
ed his bartender Implicitly, died
worti $300,000. Now it Is up to some
Ingenious psychologist to figure out
Just how much he would have been
worth hatl he Installed a cash regis
Male Garb Caused Her Arrest.
Chicago,—Dr. Mary Walker of Wash-
ington, D. C„ suffragist and woman's
rights agitator, was arrested by a
policeman here because she was
dressed in made clothing. Dr. Walker
has worn masculine attire for many
years. At the police station she ex-
hibited pei mission, said to be from the
United States congress, for her to
King Menellk Is Succeeded By His
Grandson, Liji Jeassu, According
to London Dispatch
London—King Menelik of Abyssinia
is dead, according to a dispatch re-
ceived here from Abis-Abeba. Ills suc-
cessor, Prince Liji Jeassu, one of his
grandsons, enterd the capital with
great pomp.
Prince Liji Jeassu, who is said to
have enterd the Abyssinian capital as
the emperor, is only 17 years of age
He was selected some years ago by
Menelik himself as his successor. He
is a youth of great intelligence, son
of Ras Michael, a powerful prince and
governor of three Abyssinian prov-
inces, whose wife was Menelik's
Washington — Postmaster General
Hitchcock's annual report tentatively
suggests reduction of Bome parcel post
rates and increasing the limit ol
weight beyond eleven pounds; recom
mends civil pensions for postal era
ployes; an increase in rates on second-
class mail which may pave the way
for one-cent letter postage; the con
solidation of the third and fourth
classes so books and papers may be
forwarded by parcel post; and points
out that during his administration, ex-
pense of operating the postal service
has been cut down $45,000,000.
On the basis of the present monthly
net increase of deposits it is estimated
that the gross income of the postal
savings system for the fiscal year end-
ing June 30, 1912, will amount to $700,-
000 and the interest payable to deposi-
tors to $300,000. The income of the
system for the fiscal year will meet
the interest payments and the total ex-
penses of the central office, but will
be approximately $275,000 less than
enough to cover the entire expense ol
the service.
However, the postmaster general'i
report says, "it is expected that when
the deposits have increased to $50,
000,000, which at the present rate thej
will do soon, the system will be self
Perhaps the most important recom
rendation contained in the report is
that, the third and fourth classes ol
mail be consolidated so that books and
other printed matter naay be forward
ed by parcel post. At present th«
postage charges for these two classei
of mail bear no fixed ratio to eact
other. For certain weights and zone<
the parcel post rates are lower that
the third class rates, while in othe-
cases they are higher.
The report directs attention to th«
approval of the commission, headed bj
Associate Justice Hughes of the
United States supreme court of the
postoflice department's recommenda-
tion that the postage rate on second
class mail be increased from 1 cenl
to 2 cepts a pound. In the opinion oi
the postmaster general, favorable ac
tion by congress on the report of the
commission would be a step toward
proper adjustment of postal charges
Conflagration Causes $1,500,000 Dam
age—To Rebuild at Onse—Some
Heavy Losses
Savannah, Ga.—Damage estimatei
at $1,500,000 resulted from a fire O!
undetermined origin, which swept tin
Savannah river front for two blocks
destroying the wharves of the Mer
chants and Miners Transportatior
company, several warehouses and busi
ness structures and the Planters rice
The greatest loss was sustained by
the Central of Georgia Railway com
pany, owners of the Merchants and
Miners Transportation terminals and
the Merchants and Miners freight,
which was stored in the warehouses.
The loss to tills company is estimated
at $600,000, covered by insurance
The American Steel and Wire com
pany warehouse on either side of the
entrance to the Merchants and Mineri
Shorn of the emergency, but other-
wise practically intact, one of the
most drastic "prohibition" bills ever
framed, passed the house of represen
tatives and is now ready for the sen
ate. At the Bame time the house
passed the unanimous vote the Pruiett
bill to abolish the state printing de
partment, of which State Printer Giles
W. Farris is head and against whom
impeachment proceedings are now
pending in the senate.
The "blue sky" bill, by Emanuel,
Teehee, McCrory and Hill of Pitts
! burg, for the protection of Oklahoma
investors in corporation stocks and
stock company shares, framed upon
the model of the famous Kansas blue
sky law, was also among the round
dozen of house bills passed finally
Wright's bill to reduce the interest on
paving taxes from 19 to 10 per cent
also passed.
The Sharp bill to abolish assistant
county superintendents, which a con-
servative estimate shows will save the
state $45,600 annually, also was passed
Prohibition Bill Passed
The Mitchell-Franklin bill, which
proposes to make it a felony to run
a Joint where intoxicants are sold
or to act as agent for a wholesale
liquor house and take Oklahoma or-
ders, or to sell liquors to minors, was
passed by a vote of 77 to 7, and with
very little final debate.
With the passage of the bill to
abolish the state printer's department,
the house of representatives so far
has sent four "abolition measures to
the senate. The Sharp bill to abolish
assistant county superintendents, the
Childers bill to abolish the state high-
way department, and the Wright bill
to abolish deputy constables being the
other three. And unless the signs fail
the house will pass the senate bill to
abolish State Enforcement Officer W.
J. Caudill's office by a large majority.
Immediate Action on Capitot Bills
Believing that some members of the
committee on capitol buildings are
contemplating extending a general in-
vitation to every city in the state to
submit proposals for the slate capitol
building, Senator Elmer Thomas of
Lawton, introduced in the senate a
resolution calling on that committee
to report to the senate on the bills
now pending before it advertises to
the state that other propositions will
be considered.
Summons Out For Officials
Fob. 3.—The Impeachment trials of
State Auditor Leo Meyer and State
Printer Giles W. Farris will be started
Electrocution Bill Passed
Feb. 4.—By a vote of 35 to i tha
bill by Senator C. F. Barrett of Shaw-
nee, providing for the abolishment of
the office of state enforcement officer,
now held by W. J. Caudill, was passed
finally by the senate. Senator Car-
penter and Senator Warner cast the
two votes recorded against the adop-
tion of the measure. The bill goes
to the house for consideration there.
Other bills passed finally by the
senate Included that by Senator Jones,
providing for holding terms of the
county court at Bristow, Creek county,
and providing a deputy clerk and
courtroom; by Senator Barrett, requir-
ing railroads to maintain hospital ser-
vice in the state when funds are pro-
vided by their employes; by Graham
and Harlin, creating a lien for the ser-
vice of stallions and jacks; by Suth-
erlin, providing that any person en-
trusted with the control and custody of
public funds who loans or invests such
funds, shall be guilty of embezzlement;
by Burford, for the abolition of the
superior court of Logan county; by
Graham and Thompson, to prevent
roping contests within the state, and
the bill by Barrett providing for the
taxing of costs of legal publications
the Baine as other costs in proceed-
The Joint resolution by Senator
Thomas authorizing the state board of
affairs to perfect titles to all lands
owned by the state also was adopted
Electrocution Bill Passed.
House bills substituting electrocu-
tion for hanging as the death penalty,
establishing an eight-hour law for
women, and abolishing the state high-
way department, as well as a number
of bills of lesser Importance, wer®
passed finally by the house of repre-
sentatives and now go to the senate.
The women's eight-hour law and the
electrocution bill went through with
but little debate; the vote on the first
was 69 to 14, on the latter, 57 to 19.
The bill to abolish Sidney Suggs' office
of highway commissioner went
through by a vote of 59 to 24, after a
short but lively little debate in which
Whitman of McAlester appeared as
chief defender of the highway depart
The "electrocution bill" simply sub-
stitutes death In the electric chair
for death by the rope and provides
that, all executions shall take place at
the state penitentiary.
Charges Against Meyer Dismissed
State Auditor Leo Meyer was dis-
charged by Judge Hayson In county
court on the charge of perjury, recent-
ly filed against him by Attorney Genr
eral Charles West. Judge Hayson,
after hearing the closing arguments
from the attorneys for the state and
for the defendant held that the evi-
dence against Meyer was not strong
enough to justify the court in having
the prisoner held for a jury trial.
The Prentiss-Dutton bill Introduced
proposes to abolish both branches of
the county court in Osage county, the
branch at Fairfax as well as the
branch at Hominy. There is soma
likelihood of a brisk local fight over
the bill.
Campbell Flies Report
In pursuance of a resolution adopt-
ed by the senate Beverai days ago„
W. H. L. Campbell, clerk of the statu
supreme court, Saturday sent to the
tefore the senate at 1:30 o'clock on senate a complete statement cover
the afternoon of February 6. Sum- ing the expenditures and earnings of
mons to each of the accused men re-1 his office from November 16, 1907, up
quiring them to answer before the | to and including the year 1912.
daughter. LIJI Jeassu speaks English, | t'oc'{s W('re partially destroyed, with
French and German and has been in-
structed by European tutors.
Girl's Slayer Is Landed ,'n Jail
Fort Smith. Ark.—Omer Davis, aged
18 years, who shot and killed Miss
Mollio Monrlhan, aged 23, was cap-1
tured by a posse and lodged in jail I
at Fayetteville. Davis was trailed !
a damage estimated at between $50,
000 and $75,000, also covered by insur-
ance. Rebuilding will begin at once
Panic In Picture Show
New York—A boy's cry of "fire" and
the smoke of an exploded reel of a
motion picture machine in an east side
theater resulted in a panic among tile
thirty-two miles through a blinding' ®u("®j|ce of( m P"60"8 «■'<! a rush
snow storm. A trail of blood, caused ' Lm i , 1 'W° W°men
by a self Inflicted bullet wound in | Kl,le(l , u ^«ve "'^r Persons so
Davis' head, primarily led to his ap- ?"diy 'TV ™ * ,'iad '° bP 8°Ut
. precision. After Davis shot the girl 1" ™ ™e panic occurred in
wear mens rousers. She was then throTgh th8 hpart, he turned £ one of he most densely populated dis-
lonnr* Ma ° * i meta of the east side. The two worn-
tlle !en, who have not been Identified were
I trampled to death.
!° d„Tr':. N0 Charse Wasi« himself and shot himself in
entered against her.
senate at that time to the charges pre-
pared against them by the house o'
representatives, were issued from the
senate. The summons are accom-
panied by a complete copy of the ar-
ticles of impeachment and were served
by the sergeant-at-arms of the senate.
The accused men will appear before
the senate represented by counsel,
enter a plea and the trial then will
proceed the same as in any court.
Three Propositions.
The committee on capitol buildings
now has three propositions before it
of vital concern, and the object of
Senator Thomas' resolution is to com-
pel the committee to report on these
before any other action is contem-
plated. One of the measures before
the committee Is the resolution by
Senator Thomas P. McMechan propos-
ing that the legislature accept on be-
half of the state the land and money
donated by Oklahoma City for capitol
purposes, which city the people of the
state have twice selected as the state
Another is the resolution by Barrett
proposing legal proceedings against
members of the capitol company for
an alleged failure to comply with their
contract, and the third is the bill by
Senator Burford, proposing to locate
the capital at Guthrie until the perma-
nent building is located in Oklahoma
The bill by Senator Barrett provid-
ing that the cost of publication of any
legal notices in actions pending in
any court of the state shall be taxed
as other costs in the proceedings, also
was recommended for passage.
The statement shows the total fees
earned, less expenses paid as follows:
1907 to 1908, $5,760.50; 1909, $7,920.60;
1910, $7,290.25; 1911, $10,671.60- 1912
On motion of Senator Thomas the
report was referred to the committee
on fees and salaries with the request
that the committee report a bill plac-
ing tl e clerk of the supreme court
on a regular salary.
Would Declare River Navigable
A bill was introduced by Senator-
Barrett r.nd Senator Burford declar
ing the Arkansas river to be navi-
gable. The act declares that any per
son who has acquired oil and gas
rights in the river bed shall be pro-
tected. The hill also provides for a
board of commerce and navigation to
have csmtrol of the stream, the board
to be composed of the governor, state
treasurer, commissioner of labor and
the state mine inspector. The board
of navigation is authorized in the bill
to permit any person applying for
sand and gravel to take same from
the bed of the Arkansas river at a
rate not to exceed 3 cents per cubio
A bill by Senator Redwlne provides
that the appointment of the warden of:
the McAlester penitentiary hereafter
shall be made by the state board of
prison control instead of the gover
nor. The bill also proposes a reduo
tion in the salary of warden from
$2,600 to $2,500 per year. A bill to
appropriate $9,410.90 to cover a deli
ciency in th<* adjutant genral's olllct
was introduced by Senator Barrett.
Appointments Confirmed
The governor's four appointments
to the state board of education were
unanimously confirmed by the senate
in the executive session. It was stated
by one of the senators that the con-
firmation was unanimous. The appoint-
ments confirmed are: H. M. Duncan
of Pauls Valley, for the term ending
July 1, lSl3; Henry C. Potter of Ard-
more, for the term ending July 1,
1915; Frank J. Wikoff of .Oklahoma
City, for the term ending July 1, 1917,
and F. B. Fite of Muskogee, for the I wer cashed on a bank
term ending July 1, 1917. I during the year 1911.
West Insinuates Forgery
In county court, when Attorney Gen
eral West was testifying in behalf ofi
the state against State Auditor Life
Meyer, charged with perjury, West
surprised Meyer's attorneys by insin-
uating the defndant might be guilt)
of forgery. West introduced evidence
purporting to throw suspicion on
Meyer as having forged the indorse
ment of Seth K. Cordon on three
checks. The checks are for $357.83
$149 aund $25, respectively. Thej.
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