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Bcnicin, Ca! April 18 After loot
ing tho mall and baggage cars of over
land train No. 1, between this nlaco
and Goodyear, at 12:30 o'clock this
morning, three masked men, who es
caped on tho ongino of tho train to
Suisun bay aro being pursued bv a
sheriff's posse, through bayous in a
Tho robbers had planned tho hold-un
cnrofully and had a boat secrotcd in
tho marshes whon thoy abandoned tho
ongino at Cygnus.
Tho train was stonncd bv n antcrn
Bignnl as it slowed down on tho ap
proach to Goodyear. As tho engine
camo to n Btop, two men leaped
aboard, ono from each side, and cover
ed tho engineer with revolvers. An
Instant later tho third appeared nnd
covered tho fireman.
Ono of tho men stood guard over tho
cnglncor nnd fireman while tho other
two entered tho express car.
No estimate of tho amount taken
can bo had, but it is bcllovcd that tho
robbery nottcd several hundred dol
lars. There were ton coaches in tho
train, and the robbers locked each ono
as thoy passed through, leaving tho
passengers captlvo while they rifled
tho othor cars.
After completing tho work thoy re
turned to tho engine, where their com
panion still stood guard over tho train
men, nnd ordered tho engineer to un
couple tho engine. Ho was then or
dered, with tho fireman, to "beat it,"
and as the men ran back toward the
rcac of tho train, ono of tho robbers
pulled tho throttlo wide open and the
engine shot at top speed through Good
A posBc.was quickly organized at
Goodyear and Bcnccia and a short time
later tho abandoned ongino was found
a few miles farther ahead at Suisun
bay. A rancher living nearby had
Been three men and it was learned a
Bhort time later that tho men had
caped in a launch.
WARSHIPS WARN JAPAN.
Britlsh Journal Soc Hidden Mean
ing in Voyngo of Squadron.
London, April 18. Whilo ono sec
tion of European opinion urges Mr.
Roosevelt to discuss with William and
Edward an international understanding
for tho limitation of armaments, an
other cynically suggests that, if they
will bring tho matter up for his con
sideration, more may be accomplished.
The implication Is, as one prominent
journal sees the situation, that Mr.
Roosevelt has done as much as cither
of tho monarchs to sitmulato the ap
petite for fleets.
Interest in this matter is heightened
by Washington dispatches today that
foreshadow another around-tho-world
cruise by American battleships, these
vessels heading cast from Hampton
Roods instood of south.
"If tho cruise is taken," comments
ono week-end observer, "any tyro will
bo able to see the connection between
it and tho readjustments of the Wash-ington-Tokio
treaty and that famous
final clause of article II.
"There is going to bo tension be
tween tho United States and Japan
when tho latter presses for the privil
eges of naturalization and suffrage,
not to mention easier immigration
conditions, and Undo Sam recalls tho
pacifying influence of his war dogs
two years niro."
Hone is expressed that at the New
York dinner to Lord Kitchener, who
is thought to have "made a hit with
tho Amor cans by telling tho Austral
ians to found a military school liko
West Point." the guest will emphasize
the value of a "lasting entente be
tween our fleet and theirs."
Kitchener at Academy.
WcBt Point, N. Y., April 18. At
his own request tho visit of Field
Marshal Lord Kitchener here today
was unmarked bv ceremony. After a
luncheon at tho residence of Colonel
Hugh L, Scott, tho superintendent, ho
noflsed tho afternoon viewing tho aca
demy and studying its methods. Lord
Kitchener camo hero accompanied by
W. Butler Duncan. Jr., of New York,
and was mot by Superintendent Scott
at tho railroad station. Tho visitor
watched tho usual inspection and ro
view of tho cadot corps. .
"Slamoso" Twins from Philippines.
San Francisco. April 18. Two Sn
mar twins, joined togethor by tho
merest ligament, and who promise to
bo rivals for tho famo gained by tho
Siamese twinB, aro in San Francisco
today. Tho two children, both, boys,
arrived hero yesterday from tho Philip
pines, in chargo of R. L. Louis, who
will exhibit them throughout tho United
States. Tho infants seem to got along
poacoably, although thoy occasionally
have a Bpat.
Operators Will Arbitrate.
WfiHhlnirton. Anril 18. Tho Bitua
tion which has threatened a atrlko of
tolfiornnhorfl on tho Southern railwny
bus been compromised. Chairman
Martin A. Knapp, of tho Interstnto
flnmmnrcfl commission, said today all
disputed points oxcept tho question of
wnffcs and roprcsontntton navo ueen
Bottled. Those will bo arbitrated un
dor tho Erdman act.
Eight Nlghtrlders Fined.
Cincinnati, April 18. Eight of tho
nllofri(l nlrrhtrldora of Grant COUntV.
Kentucky, on trial in tho United States
DiBtrict court at uovington, ivy.,
woro found truiltv bv n Jury today.
Throo othora wero acquitted. Fines
ranging from $100 to $1,000 wero as
sessed by Judge Cochran, wno roioasea
tho mon on tholr own recognizance,
pending on appeal.
BRIEF REPORT OF
WORK OF NATION'S LAWMAKERS
Washington, April 22, Beginning
ts session at 11 o'clock today in an
cntanglomont over tho questions of a
quorum, tho senato adjourned a few
minutes before 5 o'clock, when It was
unablo to muster enough members to
Tho debate on tho section of tho bill
permitting tho railroads to enter into
traffic agreements continued through
out tho afternoon, the principnl partic-
pants belne . Senator Crawford.
Sutherland, Clapp, Elkins, Cummins
For the most part the controversy
partook of what to a layman would be
considered hairsplitting, tho chief con
tention being whether tho provision in
the Crawford amendment making
agreements "subject to tho approval
of tho Interstate Commerce commis
sion" has tho effect of requiring this
approval before the agreements take
After the pros and cons of this ques
tion had been presented at some length
it appeared for a few moments as
though a vote might be obtained.
Tho ayes and noes had been ordered
when Senator Dollivcr expressed a de
sire to be heard on the amendment.
He did not want to proceed at so late
an hour and Borne friendly senator
raised tho point of no quorum.
Ihe Dixon long and short haul
amendment to the Elkins interstate
commerce bill now before the senate
will probably bo defeated because the
lumber senators, who at first glanco
were inclined to favor this provision,
have become convinced that Coast ter
minal rates should not be robbed of
advantages that come to them by rea
son of their water competition.
Washington, April 21. Traffic
agreements consumed the entire time
given by the senate today to the rail
road bill and they wero under consid
eration when the senate adjourned.
Senator Cummins held the floor
throughout! He spoke against the
section permitting such agreements
and against the Crawford substitute
Declaring his intention of denounc
ing any legislation that nullified the
anti-trust law, as this provision did,
he said that the utlimate purpose of
the legislation was to allow the rail
roads to fix their own rates without
first submitting them to the Interstate
Commerce commission. Without the
establishment of rates any traffic
agreement must be vague and of little
Mr. Elkins Bald Mr. Cummins' con
tention for approval of rates in ad
vance was impracticable and absurd.
He said that from 8,000 to 10,000
people were now employed by the rail
road companies in establishing rates
and he asserted that the Interstate
commerce commission must have great
forces of experts to .carry out Mr.
"I am not ready to stand here and
destroy the entire freight traffic struc
ture of the railroads," he said, "and I
don't believe that the people demand
we should do so."
He said he did not want tho anti
trust law repealed, but he did desire to
assist in relieving the executive offi
cials of the embarrassment they find
themselves under enforcing the law.
The extent of the Guggenheim con
trol of transportation and mineral in
terests in Alaska was discussed by
Delegate Wickersham today before the
house committee on territories, in con
nection with a hearing on bills that
would provide for Federal guarantee of
bonds issued by the Alaska railroads.
Washington, April 20. In his maid
en speech in the senate, delivered to
day on the railroad bill, benator Fur
cell, of North Dakota, sharply criti
cised tho president and the attorney
general. He practically charged a
purpose of bo transforming the bu
preme court as to insure such construc
tion of the proposed law as to supplant
and nullify antagonistic state mws and
He was dealing with the merger
provision of tho bill, and having stated
that tho North Dakota state constltu
tion prohibited tho consolidation of
railroad lines, ho contended that under
decisions of the Supreme court it had
been hold that questions of this charac
ter wero subject to state control.
Tho Pickett conservation bill, auth
orizing tho president to make with
drawals of public lands for purposes of
conservation, was passed by tho house
today. No record vote was taken, tho
final pasBago of the bill being unani
As passed, tho bill is practically in
tho form it was introduced by Mr.
Pickett, of Iowa, it being stnted that
in that form it had had tho approval of
tho president. Under its terms the
president is authorized to withdraw
from location public lands for public
uses, and for examination and classiu
cation to determine their character and
value. These withdrawals, tho bill
provides, aro to remain in forco until
revoked by the president or oy con
Tho battlo botweon the butter and
i.lHnMnMivnwinn tntniiAofo linrrnn in onn.
gress today whon the house committeo
on agriculture held its initial hearing
Means Reorganization of Senate,
Washington, April 21. Tho retire
ment of Senator Nelson W. Aldrich at
the closo of his term in 1911 means tho
comploto reorganization of tho senate,
according to some loaders. Tho insur
gents aro highly pleased; tho "old
guard" members aro clearly disconcert
ed. Tho insurgents beliovo that there
is a chance that tho balance of power
may pass into their hands and that tho
"regulars" will loso thoir grip on tho
on ponding bills.
Representatives Burleson, of Texas,
and Lever, of South Carolina, both
authors of proposed remedial legisla
tion In favor of the oleomargarine pro
duct, advocated their measures.
Mr. Burleson urged repealing the
tax on oleomargarine and dairy pro
ducts and substituting an annual li
cense for manufacturers.
Washington April 19. The an
nouncement of tho prospective retire
ment of Senator Hale from tho senate,
following so closely on a similar an
nouncement regarding Senator Aldrich,
seemed to have a stunning effect on
the senate. That the oldest of the
senators in point of service should vol
untarily decide to retire from that
body was scarcely less of a Burpnsc
than that the recognized leader should
have decided upon a similar step. Most
of the senators declined to make any
comment. Mr. Halo was in the senate
building early in the day, but kept
aloof from other senators and from vis
"Who will be the leader of the sen
ate now?" was asked of Senator Dol
liver. "I suppose the mantle of the leader
ship will be deposited in the Smithson
ian Institution, together with other
relics of a discarded and abandoned
system," replied the Iowa sensor.
As he was leaving tho White House
Speaker Cannon was asked if the re
tirement of Senator Aldrich and Sena
tor Hale would have any influence on
him or other members of the house.
He declared that the senators had been
influenced wholly by considerations of
health. Politics, he believed, did not
enter into their determination.
The river and harbor bill, carrying
an appropriation of about $52,600,000,
was passed by the senate today. There
were no material amendments but
there was considerable debate over
The house military committee, at
the conclusion of a hearing today, was
on the verge of favorably reporting
Senator Jones' bill directing the sale
of the Walla Walla military reserva
tion to Whitman college at $150 an
acre, when the chairman received a
telegram, signed by John Ankeny and
one Johnson, of Walla Walla, offering
to buy the reservation at $300 per acre.
Washington, April 18. Swept along
on a flood of sharp questions as to his
authority for charging members of
congress and newspapers with being
corruptly influenced, John M. Maxwell,
former editor of the American Flag,
the organ of the Merchant Marine
league, today refused point blank to
answer questions on his source of in
The interrogatories again will be
put to him at a special session of the
house special committee tomorrow, and
unless he changes his mind the atti
tude of the witness will be reported
to the house.
Prodded by counsel for a member of
contnress accused by the league. Max
well, without counsel and on the ground
of editorial privileges, justified his re
plies, parried or declined to answer the
Speaker Cannon today was sustained
by the house by a vote of 120 to 162 on
the question as to whether a resolution
declaring that the refusal of the speak
er to ascertain the presence of a quor
um at the beginning of each day's ses
sion was in violation of the rules, was
The Warren irrigation bill, which
-passed the senate last week, was to
day referred to the sub-committee 01
the house committee on irrigation,
with instructions to report next Fri
Senator Aldrich authorized the an
nounccment tonight that he would not
be a candidate for re-election to the
senate and that he would positively re
tire at the expiration of his present
term on March 3, 1911.
Washiwrton, April 16. President
Taft today informed Senator Jones
that ho believed the house of represent
atives, before adjournment, would
pass tho $30,000,000 irrigation bill
that is now before the ways and means
The president further said that, in
asmuch as congress has begun to take
an interest in his other conservation
bills, ho was now doing everything
within his power to bring about the
final passage of the $30,000,000 bill,
which he regards as ono of tho most
essential features of his conservation
Senator Jones conferred with tho
president on behalf of the Western
senatora to learn the views of the
president with regard to the proposal
recently made to attach tno $au,uuu,
000 bill to the rivers and harbors bill
as a rider.
The president concurred in Jones'
opinion that this move would bo inad
visable, as there .are men in congress
opposed to both measures, and by com
bining forces thoy might defeat them.
Moreover, tho president said, he be
lieved it will not be necessary to make
tho irrigation bill a rider on any other
Appalachian Bill Reported.
Washington. April 20. Tho bil
creating tho Southern Appalachian and
White Mountain forest reservo was fa
voroblv reported today from the com
mitteo on agriculture in tho house.
The purpose of tho bill Ib to preserve
watersheds by conservation of trees
and reforestation whero necessary,
Tho bill is designed to conservo navi
gable rivers, but tho first application
contemplated is to tho lorest resorvo
ANCIENTS SURPASSED US.
Uanr Scoretn They Poieod Aro
Jjont to Modern Tlmo.
Manv Rocrets tho ancients nosscssod
are lost to modern times and many
things thoy did cannot bo equaled to
day. Thousands of years ago tno
Egyptians used to embalm the bodies
of their dead kingB and nobility so
perfectly that tho bodies are in won
derful preservation to-day, as may be
seen at tho British museum. Clever as
we' are In this age, wo cannot do tho
same. The valuable secret is lost, nnd
mndfirn science cannot recover the iost
knowledge. Bodies embalmed now
adays will not bo preserved for more
timn n fftw vnnrfl at most: very many
cf the bodies of Egyptians embalmed
before the birth of Christ aro still so
perfect that the lines of the faces are
marked as clearly as when they wero
Shoffleld turns out tho finest, hard
est and most porfect steel tho world
produces, but Sheffield cannot produce
a sword blade to compare wltn tnose
tho Saracens made ami used hundreds
of years ago, and the Saracens never
possessed tho machinery we have, nor
had the advantage of knowing bo
mtifth nhout metals as we aro supposed
to know. A huge fortune awaits the
man who discovers the secret which
enabled tho Saracens to make sword
blades so keon and hard that they
would cut In two most of the swords
used In our army to-day.
Thnrn are a dozen different motnoas
of making artificial diamonds, but
hone of the stones produced by tnese
mnthodB can compare with those mado
of old French paste, tho secret of
which Is lost. So perfect were paste
diamonds that It was difficult for even
a narson with expert knowledge of
diamonds to tell that they were arti
ficially produced, whereas most of the
mndnm artificial diamonds' can bo do-
tectpA fiaallv. and their durability is
nothing like so great as the old paste
Prohahlv not one out of every ten
thousand buildings standing in all
parts of the world and built by modern
masons will be standing 500 years
hence. We do not know how to put
stones and bricks togetner aa tne an
plants did. and conseauently the build
lng we raise nowadays will be in ruins
whon thf? ancient buildings In Greece
and Italy, which were built thousands
nf veam atro. are in as good condition
as they are now. The secret Is not In
the bricks or stone, but In the cement
and mortar, neither of which esson
tlals can wo make as the ancients
nhemlstrv. one might Imagine, ie
tho science which has made the great
PRt strides In the last five or six d&
cades. Yet modern chemlBts cannot
comnound such dyes as were common
ly used when the great nations of to-
dav were still unborn. Now and
acaln It haDDens that searchers after
antiquities come across fragments of
fabrics which were dyed tnousands 01
years ago, and they are astonished by
tho won derful richness of the colors
nf the cloths, which, despite their age
are brighter and purer than anything
we can nroduce.
Modern artists buy their colors
ready made and spend large sums of
money on pigments with which to
color their canvasses. The pictures of
modern artists will be colorless whon
many of the works of ancient masters
are as brieht as they are to-day. Just
as the secret of dyeing has been lost,
Rn has the secret of preserving the col
nrs nf artists' oalnts. Yet the secret
was known to every ancient artist, for
hey all mixed their own colors.
COUNSELS SON BY WIRELESS.
Marconi Connection llctvreen Fatlie
and Boy at College.
"10:20 p. m. Joe. what are you
studying now? Don't forget your
French. Good night. DAD.
This messaee. or one somewhat like
it. tho Philadelphia Bulletin asserts,
Is likely to be roaming about the at
mosphere by wireless any evening. At
present It Is likely to bo transmitted
nnlv bv Dr. Walter Webb of Sharon
Hill to his son, Joseph S. Webb, a
freshman at Swarthmore College.
The finer details of this minute-by
minute parental guidance were com-
nleted recently when a receiving sta
tion was Installed in young Webb's
rnnm In Wharton Hall, the boy's dor
mltory at Swarthmore College. He
and his father have had a station at
their homo for some time and they
have Installed one at college so that
the son will not grow rusty In ban
dllnc the key.
Tho beauty of the scheme Is seen
after a little thought. Suppose the
young man writes home that, owing
to tho press of studies, he will not be
ahlo to visit tho old folks ovor Sun
day, Then on Monday his father
clicks out a message Inquiring wheth
er .Too had received one which was
sent the previous day. What excuse
ponld be offered?
nf course, this Is not likely In this
nnrtirular case, because Webb Is a
diligent student and does what ho
says ho Intends to do. But when the
.-.rnptlce of having wireless stations at
all homes and all schools is common
what, will tho average boy do?
At nresont Josenh Webb, at school.
hna nnlv a receiving Btatlon. Dr. Webb
can counsel and admonish hku to hU
heart's content and there will be no
And so It may go on. Inventive
fathers may devise a thousand and
one ways of keoplng the son at college
up to scratch, wnen suca nomo and
school connection becomes general It
Is hard to say how unbearable a col
lege boy's life will become.
Take a good watch to a pawnbroker
nnd see how quickly the time passes
Ministers and divorce Judges are
kept busy revising tho marrlaee lists.
Wind," wrote a little boy in Ma
composition at school, "Is air when It
gets In a hurry."
"I never worry or hurry." "What
department of tho government Bervico
aro you In?" Buffalo Express.
Miss Prim I want a husband who
will be easily, pleased. Miss Grouch
That's the kind you'll get. Life.
Mrs. Benhom You have torn my
train! Benham That's all right; your
your train Is long enough to be In two
Howard Bridget, did my wife como
In a few moments ago? Bridget No,
sir. That's tho parrot you hear a-hol-
lerln'. Harper's Bazar.
"Doctor, how do you account for tho
existence of rheumatism?" "The mind,
my dear, evolved the disease to fit tho
word." Chicago Tribune.
"Which is the harder to write, verse
or Jokes?" "Verae comes easier, re
plied the press humorist. "You have
to have an idea for a Joke."
Shopman (to boy who has asked for
a penn'orth of pills) Do you want
them in a box? Boy Yuss, 0' course.
Think I'm goln' to roll 'em homo?
"Were you ever In love?" asked the
sweet young thing. "No," replied the
bachelor, "but you can't mention any
other fashionable disease that I have
Teacher- Jimmy, you look very pale
this morning. Are you 111? Jimmy
No, ma'am. Ma washed my face this
morning herself. Woman's Home
Fanner (at the grindstone) Well,
why don't yer turn? City Nephew
Nix! Ye don't fool me ag'In. When
ever I turn, ye go and bear down, with
the ax! Life.
"How shall I break the news to my
parents that I have failed in my ex
ams?" "Merely telegraph them: Ex
amination over. Nothing newl"
"There's a masked man at the back
door." "Horrors! Ib he after my dia
monds?" "No, madam. He only want
to borrow a can of gasoline." Louis
ville Courier Journal.
"Why don't you get an automobile?"
"I don't know whether I could manage
one or not." "A poor argument. You
took the same chance, didn't you, when
you acquired a wife?"
The Poet Poetry should be written
on one Bide of the paper, shouldn't It?
The Editor That depends on the
poetry; lots of It shouldn't be written
on either side. Philadelphia Record.
"A man ought to be a good mechan
ic in order to get satisfactory results
from an automobile." "Yes," answered
Mr. Chugglns, "but It's still better to
bo a good financier." Washington
Poet's Wife My hUBband read this
poem at a public celebration before
thousands of people. Alas! it was the
lost poem he ever wrote. Publisher
Did they lynch him or shoot him?
"Ever been locked up?" demanded
counsel. "I have been," admlted tho
witness. "Aha! And what had yon
been doing to get yourself locked up?
"I had been doing Jury duty." Louis
MIsb Elder The Idea of his pretend
ing that my hair was gray! Miss Pep
pery Ridiculous! Miss Elder
Wasn't It, though? Miss Peppery
Yes, Just as if you'd buy gray hair!
Catholic Standard and Times.
The Doctor Mrs. Murphy, you must
be at your husband's side continuous
ly, as you will need to hand him some
thing every lltte while. Mrs. Murphy
Nlver, doctor! Fur be It from mo
to hit a man whin he's down! Puck.
"I thought I ordered quail!" "Dat's
quail, Buh." "Quail nothing! That's
chicken!" "It was chicken, sub, but
it seed me a-comln'." "What has that
to do with it?" "De Bight of a cullud
pussol always makes a chicken quail,
Father Bobby, I'm surprised to see
you crying because a bee stung you.
Brace up and act like a man. Bobby
Y-yes; an' then y-you'd gimme a
llckln'. Y-you told me w-what you'd
do to me If you e-ever heard mo
u-usln that kind of 1-language.
"How can I tell," asked the cus
tomer, "whether I am getting tender
meat or not?" "There's only one Buro
way, ma'am," said the butcher, "an'
that's by eatln' of It" "But I have to
buy It before I can do that." 'Yes'm;
that's the beauty of the prescription."
Guardian You say you are going to
marry a man In order to reform him.
That is very noble of you. May I ask
who It Is? Ward It's Mr. Oolbyrd.
Guardian Indeed? I wasn't aware
that ho had any bad habits. Wnrd
Yes. His friends say that ho is bo
coming quite miserly. London Sketch.
"Little boy," asks tho well-meaning
reformer, "Is that your mamma over
yonder with the beautiful sot of furs?"
"Yes, sir," answers the bright lad.
"Well, do you know what poor animal
It 1b that had to suffer In order that
your mamma might have tho furs with,
which she adorns horeelf so proudly?
'Yes, Blr my papa." B. C. Saturday;
"When I waa onco in danger from a
lion," Bald an old African explorer, "I
tried sitting down and staring at him,
as I had no weapons." "How did it
work?" aaked hlB companion. "Per
fectly. Tho Hon didn't evon offer to
touch me." "Strangol How do you
account for it?" "Well, sometimes I've
thought it was because 1 sat down on
branch of a vry tall tres,