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Among toods. raisins, dates and figs about equal as energy producers. Italy consumer loss tobacco capita tlian any other countrv iu tha World. The United States aiicl Russia together own about half the horses in ths irorld. The area expropriatt-a in India for tho new city at Delphi is 125 the only capital in the world without s.
street cs.r systera. soon, is to an electric line. 2T tobacco establishments In Kentucky women are at weekly- wage of $1.62, The world's bird of prey Is the bearded vulture- From tio to tip ef ii measures nine or 10 feet. The aaniversarv of the iovtnda- tion of The Soys! society London "sill be celebrated July 10 to IS, 1912. for dogs are- the latest "ianovs.tloa in the use of cement," at the cement exhibit in Chicago.
A. blue fos: fsm is to be carted on K.S-rg3.r:n island, Kaniohatka and to be managed like similar farms in Xorth Ersperor Willian; has offered a orlze ai from his private ford's to buucilg- of motors for aero- planes Irr Geridaay. Besertions in the United States army in ISll amounted to only S.SS oer csrtt, lower rates than in any other year for SO years, except 1S3S. Cs-pe Colony now sends in ore fhap, 20,000 boxes of Smli weekly "to the Gardeii market--the outgroTvtli pears in 1SSS. A sociery called the Loan of Honor Jms been established at Lyons.
France, to Ian money tv-iihont securirv to persons in need and judged w'ortny of relief. MBS.COSSON DELIEVE SUFFRAGE IS CURE FOR EVERY Wife of Attorney General Baps Llilitant Movement in a Pointed Talk. IOWA NEWS IN BRIEF Petroleum Selds cast areas In extending- to the Chinese frontier, iis-re recently been surre--ed Professor EJainier S1o-se" of A bit or wood cur frora the arrle trea In. Sir Isaac Xe-ston's garden" --hlch, tlie vrorld the trteory of gravitation has been presented to the Rovsl Astronomical society. Becanse few rynewriter inks are in- fielible or unaiterable, the Ten--a elan eovsmment has forbidden the official registrs.iion or anthentication of type- G-Ifforc of NatfonsJ congress, declares that there are acres of swamp- and over- fioir lands in the illssissvoDi valley tbat can be made into fa--iTiaLnd at a.
cost ot S5 to $7 ZLD. acre. Iz costs from. 520 to $40 to "by irrigation. with the bakers" syndl- fcare electric ovens ado-Died tiiro-igiiotic the city and to sur- ply the current at special reduced ss of electric ovens for bread "5Ja2Jis- is being Drome-ted in oihe- cities also.
Des Moiues, April have no Icea 'ho heavens would roil up us scroo: 10 usher 171 the millennium if every woman in were given the ballo: tomorrow. Right here is where suffragists make one ot their most serious blunders. They make such extravagant claims for woman's with the ballot that their statements do not appeal to the reason of sensible people, r.or are they verified ir. experience." Mrs. George wife of the attorney senera! of Iowa, nvade this plea for conservatism, iu the suffrage movement in an adc.rvss given yesterday afternoon before the Des Moines Political Equality club in.
session at the library Mrs. Cosson rup- peu the militant suffrag-ets of EugrUusd. whom she termed as misguided women. Raps English Sisters, "Iowa would never tolerate the foolish and childish excesses indulged in by our misguided sisters across the water. They are their own worst enemies; in fact they are doing our cause here great harm.
I believe it is conceded that if all the women in the state wanted the ballot they would get it. The reason why a great many women do not want to vote Is that they have been prejudiced and antag-- en.iy.ed by the actions of those who do. Many times recently ir. conversation with, women of my acquaintance upon the subject they have pointed to "the English suSragei as an all-sufficLent and convincing argument why no any dignity or self respect could ever airora to ask for the bailor." The sum-age movement is not aided by the banquet board and hyperbole cf speech in banquet toasts, believes Mrs. Cosson.
"Woman suffrage can only be hindered and not helped by statements such as we heard at a recent festal occasion that if women had the ballot our socis.1 problems would seen, be solved." said Mrs. Cosson. Problems Deep Roatad. our social problems have too much else involved in their complic- aie A ever ro be solved by puddles or even lakes of sympathy, vi hey present an inextricable maze of bad heredity, bad environment, inequality of opportunity, injustice, cruelty, put also shiftless ness, laziness, intemperance, natural depravitv and general crneriness. Xothing is to be gained by overstating- our case.
We snal; nor succeed in convincing- many people thai women are wiser than men. They are simply more In earnest and more conscientious than men." -3o nor i themselves to tLiVm seriously, says Mrs. Cosson. ihat women should educate themselves on public questions is her plea. "I believe that if our society columns, instead of heralding the monotonous chronicle of bridge parties callers and the Chanticleer Reciprocity people migrm take us ser- lonsly.
Men in the pas: have not en- we men to develop their I it is thought, mav actnre "of paper. A. separate the brcwn fcark 'inner pith, and i- is claimed thai Isnt paper p-nio mav be niade t-" a Frpm the bark z. s-assti-cte for eicelsiGr is are very rare, but ia vol- tiTely commcn. Sicily has had nmny Enp-prers of this shade.
They are caused D.V^ tns upper atmosphere beii-g- full of asn colored volcanic dust from Htna the rain as ii falls. Ir nad more sense of humor they --oulc have seen long- the paradox their chivalrv nas mace us the victims In classifying las with convicts, irr.becles. Indians. They tax tis represents- tion. ic-r which burning wrong-, when I 2gainst themselves, thev new to arms and made some very gorv and exciting- pages of history." GOOD ROADS BOOSTERS IOWA PIKE i cri General 3aden-Po-- eli.
originator cf tne Boy Scout movement, has had a mads Trhich he can read in tie dark. Instead cf the thin iands "usual in ws-tches they are very thick, nils tne Quarter iionrs are also denoted by fc.es. marks- the can be seen, a-siost in the inkv the Tains of dinexent foods for "fatten- ins hogs disclosed that 100 kilos ponnds) of barley brought an Increase ot o2.S pounds; 100 kiics ot hominv 50.5 potmds; kilos of mixed 5-2 potinds. and kilos each of barley and g-ulten feed, 75.4 pounds. Snow Belters have been OTCECS tne ne-- passen-er station of zr.elted sno- is" carried" pipes to sewers.
Sno- is pans and there melted. -viason City. April representing- as many cities and towns along- the proposed "route from McGregx-r to Sioux Falls, were in city iast evening- to talk over matters pertaining to the Pike route and tne immediate of road buildinsr. Kossuth. Clayton and possibfy l-.
err: --ill spend aii the money '-hzlr automobile fund p-ermanent roads. Poles mark the selected route. Col. J. welcomed the guests ot Osceola.
made the! f'- The idea no-rr and tr OTK. i election of of- Xorth Pike follows: President. L. i A. A I 5" rr City.
County vice P'ayette. J. i i i I it not inconsistent of towns to rind fault with iho oouiHry people for sep.din^ tu mail order houses, when the wives and daughters of business men of the towns purchase their clothes and other supplies Iu Council Btiu'fs and Omaha? This was a question under cor.siderj.tion the members of rhe Harris Grove club at the Use regular -and was answered the affirmative. Harris Grove Farmers' club orgranizeu in lSo'6 and us are the largest veal esuue holders in the county. JEPPERSON-Elaborate preparations ar? neing made for the state oratorical contest to be given here on Friday eve- Apri! li Quite a number of the schools represented the contest are ar- rannins- to have a special oar to brlns them to the city which is looking for a.
record breaking: crowd. There are 12 contestants, four each In the oratorical, dramatic and humorous classes. STOR.M LAKE--The directors of the Comrr.eroial club, H. E. Swope, James DeLane.
Theo. Marten. Charles Mitchell, M. F. Fisher, George Schaller.
G. M. Geisinijer. U. S.
Parish and D. Fyock. recently met and elected officers for the coming year as follows: H. E. Swoje, president: Charles Mitchell.
vice president: U. S. Parish, secretary, and G. treasurer. It was further decided that Mr.
Mitchell should secure Secretary Holmes, oi Sioux City, or some other well posted man to lecture before the Commercial club this spring. CEDAR mam topic oi consideration at tho annual convention ot the county superintendents which is to commence at Cedar Falls on the 17th will be that of country life and rural schools. It is expected that the superintendents will be able to develop some ideas that will be valuable for the iise of the commission to look into school needs. Another topic that will have a prominent place on the program will be that of the workings of the new tuition law. XVATERHOO-- It is said that a large amount moneys and credits is being listed this spring by the assessors because of the new law which does away with tax ferrets and taxes moneys at S3 per thousand.
In many counties where tax fer- ets had contracts there -was a tendency to send money out of the state, but assessors believe aU 01 that species of wealth now will be relumed at the nominal rate of tax provided by the last general as- ssremblr. rES MOINES--That the referendum vote, which will be cast April 10 by the miners in the bituminous fields, will be favorable to the compromise reached at the Cleveland meeting, is the belief of John P. president of the United mine TTorkers ot America, who spent today in Des iloines. "The men are at lib-' rI to return to their work as soon as the referendum vote is all In," he declared. DES MOIXES--It expected that Senator Proudc'oot, the avowgd standpat candidate for the republican nomination for governor, will open a.
headquarters h.ere in a few days. He has already done a vast amount of work and has put out many thousands of personal letters to rrieiida in the state. Ex-Senator Jamieson. who was aix unsuccessful candidate for judge two years ago, will have charge of the cam- STORM TLAJCE-- At a meeting of the lakeside Presbyterian congregation of this city it was definitely decided to erect a new church edifice, work to commence at once. Some time ago the church society purchased the old Unive-rsalist chui-ch site, the finest in the city, where the new church to be uuilt.
an" expense ot approximately has begun on the new 5250,000 plant of the National Sewer Pipe Tile In Lawn Hill addition to Webster City. Illinois Central has laid out the right of way it sidetracks and Contractor Zittercll. who has taken rhe contract to erect the buildings for JUS.009. has begun work on his temporary workings. MASON CITY--According to announcement the Iowa state conference of the Congregational churches wUl be held at Charles City May 21.
22. 23. There are 311 Congregational churches in the state ar.d these usually are represented by one or more- delegates beside the cierg-v. Dr. C.
E. Tower of this city, will deliver the anniversary sermon. DES MOIXES---The saloon cases from Marshall county, those commenced b- former County Attorney Egerraayer. have beer, cropped from the docket of the supreme court on the filing of a. stipulation today.
About all that was left of the cases which at one time attracted great cf attention was the matter of settlement of costs. Knights of Pythias this city will erect a big building this sain 11 plans now being matured are carnc-d out. A company has been formed sjic! active operations are expected soon. The building will be So. 132 with an orera house oa the ground floor, lodsre rooms above and RAYMOND PEARSON NEW AMES PRESIDENT York Commissioner of Agriculture Chosen New Head of State College.
Cedar Rapids, April searching a year and a half the state board of education has finally secured a successor to President Storms, of the state agricultural college at Amos. The new man is Raymond A. Pearson, the present commissioner of agriculture ot New York state. Pearsons is 40 years old. and was formerly assistant cnief of the dairy division of the department of agriculture at Washington.
He was appointed commissioner of agriculture by Governor Hughes of New York in 1908. Pearson will take up his duties next fall. He is recognized as an authority on agricultural matters. United States Crews Set for Accurate Firing- at Night --Conditions Bad. Pensacola, April new world's record in night torpedo firing was made last night in this harbor by the United States destroyers Trappe and Mbnaghan.
Every torpedo sent from the tubes of these vessels struck the bulls-eye of the target. The entire groupe of five vessels made an average of 70 per cent of hits, which is above the average for even daylight firing under favorable weather condition. Last night's conditions were not good. H. i-risby.
attack or, a neighbor an-l was nr.e:: or Si 'lays iNT GAS ORDINANCE Scene of the fastest Trorlii be found in France, ftPis elsrht trains with speeds of 55.1 trr whose stop-to -s fcom 2 to mSes in reads four dail from 55.2 to 61.S mii HELD A I BY MASTER be appealed. THURSTON COUNTY CASE REACHES COURT "Lincoln. April appeals of Charles Lukhart and Charles Lambert, two Thurston county men, from conviction and sentence to state prison on the charge of having received a set of harness that had been stolen from a neighbor, has been submitted in supreme court. Aside from various technical errors alleged, the defendants assert that the jury that convicted them did not voluntarily return a. verdict of guilty.
They say that there were two men on the jury who didn't believe they should be sent to the penitentiary, but these were overawed by the others and were kept out until physically unable to longer continue the siege. One objection was that one of the jurors said in the room, after that body had retired, that he knew Lambert was a thief. The juror explained afterwards that while he was in the box and the trial was on he recognized the wife of Lambert as a girl who once lived in his neighborhood, and he had told the jurors that he had been informed she had married a thief. A curious circumstance connected with the case is that If the jury bad found the value of the harness to be 5i cents less than it did no state's prison sentence could have been imposed. The state law fixes $35 as grand larceny.
The jury said the harness was worth S35.50. HAY CONSUMING ANIMALS MUNCH EXPENSIVE FODDER Lincoln, April horses and cattle are today chewing the highest priced hay they ever had the pleasure of masticating. In the big markets of the state almost any- kind of a price within reason will be paid. The top price was reached ves- terday. when $25 a.
ton was asked "and willingly paid. The long winter and the short crop of last year combined to more than double the ordinary" price paid. Within the last few weeks, it is related, speculators have gone through the Elkhorn valley, where about all the unused hay in the state is to be found, and got a corner on the supply. This they are dealing out at profits "of from S5 to s. ton, and are cleaning up neat profits.
The supply is equal to just about a third cf the demand. Farmers who were tempted by the unusual price of a month ago to sell what thev had are now compelled to buy supplies for themselves at about a third more than they received for what thev had sell. Twenty-five dollars a ton is said by dealers to be the highest price hav has ever reached in the Fro Tuesday to Thursday the advance was a ton. IOWA NEWS IN BRIEF MAN SON'--Will C. Foley.
of the Foley Clothing comjxtny. sold his Interest to his father, M. J. Feley, and tk'partoci for Los Angeles, where ho expects to sase in the automobile business. WEBSTER CITY--Senator Kenyon will speak In Webster City May 13.
He conves under the auspices ot the Laymen's leayue. This league entertained Senator in a similar manner a weeks ago. MANSON-Rev. Weltner. of the German Lutheran church on the Lizard about eight miles from Munsou confirmed a.
class of 17 on Palm Sunday. WEBSTER CITY--Following a conference between the mayor, sheriff and county attorney, all minors are henceforth barred from billiard und pool parlors in Webster City. Owners these places have been notified ajid will be he-Id responsible for the strict enforcement of the order. DES MOIXES--The? strike of SOO ur.ion carpenters was ended last night wh-en the master builders agree-d to ar. increase in wages of 5 cents an hour.
The old scale was 50 cents an hour. The increase will not go into effect i July 1. Tile uren went on strike last Mor.dav. DUBUQUE--The executive board of the Iowa Retail Liquor Dealers" association, headed by President Ktein. of City, met here to complete details regarding the convention to be held here late ia May.
The date was not decided upon. MASON CITY--Passenger train No 32 on the Chicago. Milwaukee St. Paul out in two an. extra freight train on the Minneapolis St.
Louis railroad here. wreck- Ing one engine and derailing several cars. No one was seriously injured. DUBUQUE--Archbishop Keanc yesterday announced the appointment of Rev. J.
J. Hanley. pastor of Holy Family church, of Waterloo, to the? pastorate of" St. Patrick's parish, Dubuque, succeeding- the late Mjjr. P.ya.n.
LOGAX--After a. banquet at the Lusk hotel here the Commercial club, of Logan, discussed civic Improvements. A proposition to better equip the Logan playgrounds for children was indorsed. Mayor J. C.
Mllllman, Bullock of Norfolk, f. S. Dewell, of Missouri Valley; w. H. Job-sen and Rev.
C. S. Lyles, of Logan, among the speakers. FORT DODGE--Minus three fingers and a. thumb of his left hand and half of the first finger on his right, the 12-year-old son of Jacobscn, a farmer livfng near here, will go through life as the result of the boy's playing with s.
cynamite cap Unless bloodpolsoning should set in no further results from the accident are feared. MISSOURI VALLEY-Pavin- of the business street in Missouri Valley wa- a proposition passed upon favorably following- a discussion at the meeting of the Commercial club here. The meptir-'' was well attended by prominent "citizcrs'o' Missouri Valley and enthusiastic from the start to the close of the session. MANSON-The Manson. owned ry l' Gil "'s.
was recently old -o (jr. Smtth. of son of the Photo Play parlors has k-ase'd the buiidtng and took possession, or. AprM 1. Mrs.
Gillis is tr'ir abroad for material for a book wh'th she is writing. DENTSON-The anti-saloon men have won the Ion ff continued suit over 'the validity cf the consent petition at Manila la. After taking: the case under m-ent for some weeks. Judge Powers handed down a decision overruling the decision of the board of supervisors that the petition was good. The Manilla saloo-s nave closed, the goods on hand eoln- back- to the wholesalers.
MASON CITY-Judge Clifford P. Smith, who resigned his position on the bench of this district to accept work for the Christian Science church, has been engaged to deliver the Easter sermon for his denomination and friends at Charles City. He is now on the national lectureship board. He is a brother! nlaw oi James E. Blythe.
of this city. Illinois Central will put into effect April 14 a new schedule that contains radical changes. One train from Omaha to this city cut off 2vo. westbound that has been on for irora Chicago to this city and No. er to 12 will be discontinued and the train will be callus No 7 It will leave Chicago at 11-45 will arrive here at 11:25 a.
or --V mY" utes earlier than No. 5 Is a new train east bound. WEBSTER CTTY-The hottest kir.d of a fight is scheduled to occur here Saturday when the democratic cour.lv convention meets. Sentiment between Woodrow Alison, of New Jersey, and Champ Clark of Missouri, for the presidential nominal tion. is about equally divid-'-d Ln Hamil ton county and it is Impossible itune from the caucuses which tne state delegation T-J DROUGHT OF 35 YEARS NOT CONVINCING THAI RIGATIQN IS BETTER Drink Statistics and Police ords aa Shown By Experience.
of Mason City. CHANGES TO BE MADE IN FRENCH DIPLOMATS IOWA C7.TY-- Amons ths II student April v'" Judra Rob- waruTT-i scholarships uc the Universit TJnder Poik. four ex-presidents lvtns- Jacisou VP-' a2 Under Buchanan -were Jrllimore and oiifs first term Van Plerca ai-d Buchanan' aiive, and out of orSce. fs first term there have more tnsji rsro fcrTrer lng-- And EOTT tiisre Aors BooseveJr. totaled an increase A few years 1 I i a ob ca 1 oorcr.er so far by of vo Th; 1 CITY--Accoramc to 0 1r of tho city cotinci! sittirsc as i-a a r-i'vit-w there wcrs worth of new erected in Wehster City yc-ar.
There wiii be worth tho ocrr.ir.? season. 1 gration vras frcm a cae- third from cc.ntinÂ«?r.ta arc one-third iron: the but 1SII over Vj pW ce from tie mother ccuntrv. ITT- ijrrarts from tie United nuni- an increase o- 4.000 ov fsuilins- vZ tn vcJ-je of earporr I I FOR APRIL 13 7 thv court I A MAN A Brussels, i i be sont to No confirmation of tht c-JJ. be obtained. The cribinet is about to ambassador to Austria 'In succession to i i "Crur'er who resigned in March and i fivf may have given rise to the of 'jornina- SUPREME COURT DECISIQMS.
this morning do'vvn. MOTHER USES ARSENIC IN MAKING PANCAKES Rockford, April and Lawrence BiSdahal. 17 a nd 14 years old. are in a critical conaitton today as a result of eating pancakes containing ar! en LThe food was Prepared by the boys mother. Mrs.
Emma Bildahal. An inquiry bcin" made into the woman's condition. LITTLE SIOUX The r.ntir,:-, north of h---re on the TM i drainage ditch are fiood'-J pie have all moved out I pouring into the ditch and I the opposite bank, and it ba I It u-ilJ eat Its way through" a-V't '-vt'C lands east of the ditch moved the wagon bridge i of the ditch a inches and i- condemned. a OL DEXISO.V-Thc a ra Xellie Detrick against son. of Wost Side, which began oe.ore a.
jury, has been plaintiffs attorney Ju-'ge A The claim was r.ia* IDA GROVE-Thc school boar- at recent meeting elected an erM-o instructors the to the Mary IN DOMESTIC DISPUTE IGNORANT OF FLiGHT i i i i I i RECEIVERS APPOINTED. Mason City, April -Two dollars and sixty-seven cents is tlio per capita drink bill of the residents of Mason City the past an one out of every L'5 of its inhabitants has been arrested for drunks-mess. Those facts at once beconie for Mason Ciiy is not only the laravst city in Iowa, but the largest city la the land, which has been able, through public sentiment, to keep the open saloon from araongr its business institutions. For 35 years the saloon ium been voted out. Possibly 10 times during this 35-year period there hava been endeavors to Introduco the system of high licenses.
Out every tinii; it has met defetit. -n-tugh sigrnatures were secured Jm reduce the saloon, but the- business professional men at once became and enough withdrawals were secured to defeat the project. Just why this condition has maintained in City is not easy of explanation. other cities of iowa have hud the conditions to contend and iiave time r.nd again vacillated, but usually the saloon system carried. Comparison Not Conclusive.
"When it comes to a comparison of tax levies so many different, tilings enter into the indebtedness and the resources of a city that comparisons along this line are not just, either to the license system of regulation or to the prohibition system. Tht-ne thing's depend largely upon the prosperity, the growth and development and the public improvements from year to year. When it comes to the maintenance of the police force there is not so great diil'erence cither. Fort Dodgo and Mason City are cities oi' the same class. It has cost Mason City during the past year to Uw city and the Fort Dodiro Ityures aro close to this.
But one of the surprising- things revealed is th.ir policing- Mason City has increased so tremendously during the past two years. Tho increase in population in five years was 2.ST3. but in the two years the expense of the police force has climbed up from to the figures given above considerablv more than doubled. The charge is mane, possibly truth, but surely not based on available figures, that Mason City has as many drunks as any saloon city of its size, The report for the year which has just been issued by the chief of police shows that there have been a total of 35 arrests during the year and out of this number for intoxication. and 40 for bootlegging.
It has cost the city $12.07 for every arrest made. With reference to the booth- offers. there were 3t convictions. According- to the holding of the legal authorities each place where this ilk-gal sale of liquors was going on makes it subject to the mulct tax of S600 and this has been levied for one-quarter each of these properties and i question will be collected. 5,000 Cases of Beer.
According to justices of the peace, of this city, and they are both believers in the prohibition principle. during the past year 5.000 cases of beer were shipped into this city and con- siimed here. Xo one Sn the city have better opportunities to judge. These figures have been concurred in bv the express companies. This would inean I an expenditure of $16.750.
and it is admitted that this money all goes out of the state. Then there are nine drugstores, but some of them do not hold permits, and It can be said that s. majority of those who do are abiding as closely as possible to the law. It is safe to say that the drirsk bill of Mason City does not exceed 530,000 for the year just closed. This city has a population of 11,250 and tha't would bring the per capita drink bill or Mason City at Of course, this is only an estimate at the best, for Mason City Is the center for a large rural population and even in suburban towns the goods ordered through the express companies of this ciiv.
Mason City has prospered the saloon. That is accepter! bv tvery one. Two years ago jt stood "second among the cities of iowa i the- per cent of gain and the reports show that the tonnage, of products manufactured ut the city and shipped out xceeds tnat of any city in Imva. re-rardless HOME FOR AGED MASONS IS DESTROYED BY I Koone. ri i 6 -i aiternoon fire rt'scov th turr--t the of a i i i 4 i vau-u outside tho citv's fire limns.
ana tne department tixteen home were -etcut-o i i i i i tak-n to nopals and homes VMM Ot TM of the saved and t.lao.jcl in tents erected for the sla od Vn-arks from thy chimney. The loss is "Oi with insurance on the building of 00" Tne contents woro insure; for tf.w. gran a uifice-rs 5 -i: tor rebuilding pl ns SUPREME COURTDECISIONS. th, following 1 tn! Wn Groom, vt al. a district- norr.aynr vs.
Hawkovo Oo association. appeJiam. KV; i i afflrn-xni Lr.nn and Trust ur a P. woods and Woods vs. i cotnnam- 1 7 i -nt.
district: SAC COUNTY DEMOCRATS INSTRUCT FOR WILSON 1 A i A i i A. n. i 'l. --S 'oit.
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