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The 1910 volume will contain, among other things 50 Star Articles 250 Good Stories 1000 Up-to-Date Notes 2000 One-Minute Stories Send for Sample Copies of th Paper and Illustraltf Announcement for 1910. Companion received at thU Office, ($3.00' " -' a ycarj of R eviews of men and affairs by Dr. Albert Shaw, in his comprehensive editorial, 1 Progress of the World ; 1 a clever cartoon history of the month; book reviews ; the gist of the best which has appeared in the other magazines and newspapers of the world ; pithy character sketches; and interesting articles on the all-important topics of the day. Authoritative, non-partisan, timely and very much to the point, 1 it's a liberal education,' is the way subscribers express it J 0 PROGRESS OF SAYLER TRIAL Much Interest Is Excited by Murdei Case in Watseka, 111. The lonK work of securing the Jurj In t he famous murder case of Dr W. R. Miller and Mrs. Lucy Saylet having ended In Watseka, III., the bat tie of the lawyers and the taking ot, testimony Is well under way. No mur der of recent years has attracted more attention through the middle West than when Dr. Miller killed John By ioi' Sayler, a banker of Crescent City 111.. July 11. 1909. The defense Is claiming that Dr. Miller was attacked by the hanker, while the state ask the death penalty and hopes to provt that Dr. .Miller and Mrs. Sayler plot ted to do away with the banker. Th state Is using the evidence of Erring ton Miller, i;'-year-old son of the phy sician, and Golda Sayler, the daugh ter of .Mrs. Sayler, against the prison ers. The defense is well armed with money and has secured the best legal talent in Illinois. The state's attorney declares he wil convince the Jury that Di. Miller was In love with Mrs. Say ler and that she assisted him in doing away with her husband. The death ..n,;i,v la f.. ... .i F. DUUf)lll I iUU I1IHU . , woman on trial. John C. Grunden Is Mrs. Sayler'f father, and his connection with the tragedy has been strengthened by much testimony tending to show that he carried an automatic revolver ol the same kind and caliber as that which Dr. Miller is reported to havt used in the slaying of Byron Sayler. Mrs. Myrtle Green, sister of the dead banker, positively Identified the bloody shirt worn by Grunden on the night o! the tragedy. She also Identified the bloody shirtwaist worn by Mrs. Say let on that night and particularly pointed out the blood stains which are purported to have been caused by her effort to hold Sayler to the floor dur ing the melee. The testimony of Mrs. Green was corroborated in the main by her sis ter, Mrs. Sneed. Sonu of the evlden e of the two sisters of the deceased.'1"'1" prodixtlcn of anthracite amount3 tended to show an effort on the part of Mrs. Sayler to hide the bloody gar ments which she and her father, John Grunden, wore that night. Tho coffee episode was brought out, It being shown that Mrs. Sayler under took to make a cup of coffee for Dr. Miller right after the shooting, be fore she attempted to ascertain the condition of her husband, who was at the moment lying on the floor In the parlor of his own home. Efforts of Free P. Morrla, counsel for the de fense, to shake the very damaging testimony brought out were futile. linnk Koulied of 910,000. The safe of the First National Dnnk In Randolph, Neb., was blown open and robbed of $10,000 in gold and currency early the other day. Town Marshnl Carroll was held up on the street,1 bound and gagged, relieved of his weapons and placed In a bank room while the vault was wrecked with sev en explosions, requiring forty-five mln-l utes. Three masked men did the Jot ind escaped. Theater I'anli'i Many Hurt. Many persons were injured In a pan Ic In the Grand Theater In Fort Smith, Ark. Six hundred men, women, and children became terror stricken and rushed for the doors when the build ing of Swift & Co., across the alley from the theater, caught Are. The plant wag destroyed, entailing a loss it $90,000. Family I. Two In Fire. Two children were burned to deatl 1 In tho residence of George Rowe in Washington, Pa., and the mother and three other children are suffering from' shock and smoke inhalation. Kather- ine and Sarah Rowe are dead, and the njured Include Mrs. Rowe and three other children, Jennie, Louise and Ma rlon. aTt-a Water 1'owfr Kite. In aid of proposed legislation affect ing the disposal of waterpower sites on the public domain, the Secretary of the Interior has withdrawn 22,408 acres of land In Washington. Callfor- nla, Colorado and Idaho. The with drawals are along the Columbia, Su san and Boise rivers, Grape creek and Williams fork. Itnllroud Unllder Die. Henry 11. Porter, one of the best known business men of Chicago, died at his home In that city the other night. His Illness was brief and the end was unexpected. Mr. Porter was best known aa a railroad manager and builder. In that capacity he played aa Important part in the development of the West. Womaa Brewer a Suicide. Mrs. August Walders, owner of the electric light plant and brewery in Archbold, O., committed suicide by , swallowing strychnine. The village had refused her offer to sell the lighting plant and the county In which the brewery Is located having voted dry, Mrs. walders was financially embar rassed. NUht Kldera Kill a Boy. A band ot night riders visited th home of Mrs. Dell Carroll, near ths Goff postoffke, In Kentucky, killed a 12-year-old son, and unmercifully whip ped the woman and her 16-year-old daughter and 18-year-old son. The boy who waa killed attempted to get rescu- rs. Kreea (100,000 Acrea Laud. More land has been designated under the enlarged homestead uet by the Sec retary of tho Interior. In Wyoming 3G3.8K0 aeri's. not Biueeptible of irri gation at a reasonable cost, were placed under tho terms of that act. In Montana 1,".010 additional acres will be disposed of ns enlarged homesteads. t hlcMK Trlliuuo Kdllur Illva, Robert W. Patterson, president of the Chicago Tribune Company and eJI-tor-lu-chlef of the Tribune, died sud denly at the Hellevue Stratford Hotel In Philadelphia, the other night, after an illness of only two days. 2, OOO Hubber Workera Laid Oflf. The United States Rubber Com pany's Alice shoe mill in Wooiuocket, R. I., and Its rubber boot mill at Mill- villa, Mass., were shut down until April 11. The two plants havs 2,0u0 employes. mn nnn tWU.UUU III OUI OF GOAL MINES Two-Thirds of Bituminous Supply of the United States Threat ened in the Struggle. SUSPENSION TOR SHORT TIME? Trouble Is Not Called a Strike and Hope Is Expresed That It Will Be Soon Over. Two hundred and seventy thousand mine workers, producing more than two-thirds of the total output of bitu minous coal in the United States, laid down their tools the other night for n ,J , ' tl0"8 of the country optimistic reports were received that the suspension would be of short duration and that the supply of coal above ground, witll the output of nonunion mines, would be sufficient to keep the wheels of in dustry .moving until new wa;e con tracts were negotiated. Neither tho coal operators nor the United Mine Workers admit that the trouble amounts to a strike. They prefer to term it a "suspension," but whatever name It goes under the production of coal has stopped in the districts affect ed and no one Is able to say when It will be resumed. The total bituminous coal production In the United Slates in 1907. which wag the banner year, was 394.759,112 short tons. In 1908 the production, due to the trade depression, fell oft p!;ni:t ro.OOO.noo tons, hut Inst- year it !: e.i :-'(! to close to the 1907 total. t approximately 80,000,000 tons a year'. In the eleven States affected by the suspension, the shutdown is complete In all except Pennsylvania. In the lat ter State only the Pittsburg district, employing about 3:,noo men and pro ducing about CO.000,000 tons. Is involv ed. In central. Pennsylvania a major ty of the mines are not organized, and HOW THE COMET IS UUlC 17 I9IO as the nonunion mines have posted notices of an increase In wages, it Is 8ald no effort will be made by the un- Ion to have them shut down. Internal itrife among the United Mine Work trg may prolong the suspension beyond present indications, according to those ttho are familiar with conditions. BANK'S LOSS IS $2,000,000. Montreal Institution la Heavily Mulcted In Mexican i'raah. Considerable Interest is taken in the smash of the United States Ranking Company of the City of Mexico, In which the Hank of Montreal (Canada) Is heavily Involved. The first informa tion in connection with the bank crash stated that the losses would amount to upward of $7,000,000, this being Mexi can money, but It Is now conceded that this Is too high It Is understood, how- ever, that the Bank of Montreal will be Interested at least to the extent of 12,000,000, and Just what assets will be set off against this claim is bard at present to arrive at. PLOTTED DEATH OF B AX LINGER Anarchist Held la Cleveland Bai-a He Planned to Stab Secretary. Halting en route to Washington, here he declares he Intended to stab Interior Secretary Balllnger. William Scheldtknecht was sent to the Cleve land State Hospital for the Insane in Newburg, a suburb. The man, an ap parently highly cultured German of 45 years. Insisted before Judge Hadden that he was an anarchist, that he saw President McKlnley shot In Buffalo and that he had associated with the Paterson, N. J., colony of anarchists and had come to a decision to end the Plnchot-Ballluger struggle by a knife '.hrust. Kind Ilodlea on Lone Trail. The thawing of snow on Lone Trail between Grassett, Ont., and Mlchlpoto ten, nearly sixty miles through a for (st, Tevealed the bodies of four men who lost their way during the bliz tards which passed over that district last winter. lfe-Slyer Grta Thlriy-Are Yeara. Theodore Ehrhardt, convicted of the murder of his wife by administering strychnine to her in headache powders, was sentenced in the Criminal Court to thlrty-nvs years In ths penitentiary. kfjlf. MAR EARTH if" vrj;iuy JIT I Lift 1 I Ln ""9"' -KAY?i.g ANOTHER Minneapolis Journal. H ALLEY COMET DRAWING NEAR Earth Will Pass Through Tall of Traveler on May 18. Halley's comet, coming toward the earth's orbit at a rate of nearly 2,500, 000 miles a day, is rapidly approach ing the point where It will be observ able in the sky again, reappearing from behind the sun where It had been obscured since March 26. On account of its position to the right of the sun the comet will soon be vis ible in the morning sky before sun rise, when any observer who has the desire to arise before the sun will see Halley's comet, then about 12o.000,000 miles from the earth, a billiant spectacle In the skies of dawn. On the 20th of April Halley's comet will be at Its nearest point to the RUSHING NEAR EARTH. 00 21 09 sun and will therefore be at its bright est, as its brilliancy corresponds with its nearness to the sun. But since the comet keeps coming closer to the earth until May 18, It will seem more brilliant to us after that date, when It will be visible in the evening sky. On the 18th of May the earth will pass through the tall of Halley's comet. What will happen in that case? The comet itself will be 13,300,000 miles from us, the nearest approach of any heavenly body to the earth except the asteroid Eros. Prof. Edwin Brant Frost, director of Yerkes observatory, has already de termined by means of the spectro scope that the comet's tall has cyano gen gas as it predominant element. This discovery has led to the theory that the earth will be devasted by the poisonous vapors of the gas, a theory discredited by Professors Frost and Barnard because of the exceedingly ra rifled atmosphere of the comet's tail. They point out that the earth passed .through a comet's tail in 1861, and that no one observed anything un usual. Although the principal astronomers of the world deprecate any Idea of dis aster attending the passage of the earth through the comet's tall, others, notably Flammarlon, advance theories that Instant death to all life on the earth will be the result of the contact of the planet with the luminous tall which trail some possible 100,000,000 miles behind the comet. If the worst does not happen and all exact astron omers expect little disturbance the spectacle of the comet In the evening sky from .that time till the end of the month will be one of such magnifi cence as has distinguished Halley's comet in its many appearances every seventy-five to seventy-nine years. OMAHA'S FIRE LOSS IS f 1,000,000. F.levator and lOO Bos (an I. oat In Klnniea Caused Its- I.I h at Wires. Conservative estimates place the to tal loss in fires in Omaha the other night at nearly 1,000,000. The heav iest losers are: Nye-Schneider-Fowler Company, elevator and contents, $400, 000; Maney Milling Company, mill and contents, 1190.000; about 100 box cars and contents, $250,000. All the losses are well covered by Insurance. Crossed wires are believed to have been respon sible for the fire - CHICK OUT. ROOSEVELT NOT TO SEE POPE. Declines to Accept Supposed Limit on Actions While in Borne. Former President Roosevelt of the United States has declined an Invita tion to visit the Pope In Rome, through exactly the same causes which forced the Pope not to receive former Vice President Fairbanks the question of preference over the American Metho dist mission there. Negotiations had been opened through Ambassador Lelsh.man for the contemplated visit of Colonel Roose velt. The latter explained himself as anxious to see the Pope. The Pope in reply said he hoped that no such un pleasant Incident as that which marred the visit of Mr. Fairbanks to the city would occur. Mr. Fairbanks declined to visit the Vatican before seeing tho Methodists. Colonel Roosevelt replied that he could not visit the Vatican under such conditions, and when he got a reply saying that it would be impossible to lift the restrictions Roosevelt cabled saying that the visit was Impossible. The affair created a tremendous sen sation in Rome. It Is learned th." Colonel Roosevelt had made no ar rangements whatever to visit the Meth odists there. The only audience which he had arranged was with the Ilng. CHURCH MERGER IS UPHELD. Union of Cumberland and Presby terian Sanctioned by Court. The Indiana Supreme Court has affirmed the case of James W. Ram sey and others against Joseph P. Hicks and others, appealed from Van derburg County. This Is the faaioua Presbyterian and Cumberland Presby terian Church merger case. The two branches of the Presbyterian Church merged in 1906. The members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Washington, Ind., were not agreed on tho question of merger, one part wish ing to combine and the other faction wishing to remain under the old Cum berland Presbyterian faith and govern ment. They took their troubles Into court, and the lower court held that the merged church, had a right to the property of the congregation. The court's decision holds the gen eral assembly of tho Cumberland church had authority to state the faith of the church. The court says In relation to the claim that the mer ger means death of the Cumberland church, every congregation, presbytery or synod of the church, with possibly some changes of constituent member ship and geographical boundaries, will continue its existence and accustomed work without Interruption. GIBL SLAIN BY BURGLAR. Screams with Fright at Sight of In. trnder and Is Shot Down. His demand for money having been Ignored, a masked burglar who had entered the drawing room o't the resi dence of Mrs. Sarah J. Dow on Round Hill, In the northern part of Spring field, Mass., the other evening, shot and killed Miss Martha B. Blackstone, 35 years old, a public school teacher, and probably fatally wounded Miss Harriet P. Dow, a fellow teacher. Miss Blackstone was shot through the heart as she ran screaming Into an ad jacent room. Miss Dow's Bkull was fractured and trepanning will be re sorted to In an effort to save her life. The murderer escaped through the grove which surrounds the house. OMAHA BANISHES CROWE. Cltr Made Famous bf Cudahr Kid naper Gives Hint 2 Hours to Leave. Evangelist Pat Crowe, kidnaper of Eddie Cudahy a number of years ago, was driven out of Omaha, the city he made famous by his crime. Crowe, after visiting a number of saloons the other night, became noisy. He was arrested and taken to the police sta tion, but instead of being locked up the kidnaper was given two hours by the police In which to get outside the city limits. He walked across the bridge Into Iowa without delay. Ilaptlat Convention Majr 6. Nearly S.oOO delegates, representing 2.000,000 Haptlsis of 5,000 northern churches of that denomination, will gather in Bartlett gymnasium, Univer sity of Chicago, May 6. when the an nual northern Baptist convention will be begun. Child Is Froaen on 1'ralrle. During a bliizard the 6 year-old boy of Nicholas Kozala, a homestead?r near Rushvllle, Neb., wandered from home and was frozen to death. The body was found on the prairie. CHICAGO PIE MAN POISONED. Coroner's Jury Finds A. 3. Koodj Died from Eating Drugged Meat. Alexander J. Moody, the wealthj Chicago pie man, whose death on Feb ruary 20 was attributed to ptomaine poisoning, really died from the effect of arsenic, was the startling assertion made by Coroner Hoffman. That the poison was contained in hamburger steak eaten by the decedent seems clear to the authorities. Moody inher ited a fortune from his father, who was the founder of the pie firm of Moody & Waters. Moody occupied a fine residence in the city and owned a summer residence in Wisconsin and a far.:n In St. Charles. The remaining portion of the steak was taken to Dr. Walter Haines, the chemist whose name Is familiar In the Swope case at Kansas City, for analysis. The latter, in a report to the coroner, stated the meat contained enough arsenic to have killed a half a dozen persons. The Kid neys, heart and stomach of the dece dent, according to the coroner, alao showed pronounced traces of poison. Detectives have kept a close watch a all who might shed light. A year afo Moody Is said to have narrowly es caped poisoning in soup. The servant who had previously tasted it, was later seized by cramps. Moody is said t have carried insurance of 15,000 In fa vor of his wife. Her maiden name vavi Anne Olson, and married twenty-ffve years ago. MENELIK DEAD: BOY MADE KING Abyssinian Ruler Reported as Having Passed Away. Menellk II., King ot Abyssinia. Is dead at the age of 66 years and in the twenty-first year of his reign. Prince LidJ Jeassu, grandson of the late monarch. Is heir to the throne. The King was stricken with apoplexy last fall and never recovered. For many weeks his death had been expect ed. When he was able no longer to carry the affairs of state Ras Tesame, the regent, with the approval of the principal chiefs, took the reins of gov ernment. At the same time Empress Taltou was deprived' of all power of KIXO WENF.LIK. interference and her appointments o; favorites were annulled. Prince LidJ Jeassu was proclaimed heir to the throne May 18. He Is 14 years old and little less than a year ago mar ried the granddaughter, 7 years old, of the late Emperor John and a nleco of Empress Taitou. "EDDIE" PAY IS CAPTURED. Chicago Bobber Arrested In New York for Postoffice "Holdup." "Eddie" Fay, who, it la said, made a science of burglary and was called the "trickiest criminal In the world," Is under arrest in New York accused of having taken part In tho $85,000 rob bery of the Richmond, Va., postcflice. Postoffice inspectors in Chicago were elated over the news of his arrest, for they had been searching for him for six years. Fay was suspected of hav ing a hand In the robbery of the Chi cago postoffice of $75,000 in 1901, and be is under Indictment charged with robbing the Superior, Wis., postoffice in 1902. While awaiting trial in the Janesville, Wis., jail In 1904, he es caped from a steel cage and had since evaded the postal inspectors. TRADE AND INDUSTRY. Andrew Swanson, of Becker, Minn recently sold a hog: to a live stock dealer at that place for $58.50. For the fourth time within four months, the 4,000 employes of the Wal tham Watch Company's big factory at Waltham, Mass , have been notified that the plant will be shut down to currtail production. The Nassau mine, near Hlbblng, Minn., which was controlled by the Pittsburg Iron Ore Company, has passed to the control of the Interstate Iron Company, which la the mining di vision of the Jones & Laughlln Iron Company. The Nassau adjoins the Longyear, which is also controlled by Jones & Laughlln, and the two prop erties will make a large stripping prop osition. The Nassau la listed by tho tax commission at 4,000.000 tons. It Is expected that more land will be sown to wheat and oats and other grains In the region about Sauk Cen ter, Minn., as the potato crop last year was not bo successful, and farmers are selling potatoes at 20 cents a bushel to the cities. Many of the farmers also will grow corn to fatten hogs and cat tle. Many acres of land have been broken up in this vicinity. Last year was the most profitable to farmers In this territory for many years, and land is high-priced. A Holsteln cow owned by the Dairy Department of the University of Mis souri in one year produced more hu man food In her milk than Is contain ed In the' complete carcasses of four steers weighing 1.250 pounds each. This statement, impossible aa It seems, is not only true, but does not even dJ full Justice to the cow. The solids in the milk which are completely digest ed and used by the body are counted against the entire carcass of the steer which Is only in part edible. Charles Ware, for the last five years superintendent of the Nebraska divis ion of the Union Paclllc. has assumed the position of general superintendent of the roud, vice W. L. Park, resigned. Immigration Commissioner George Welsh Is enthusiastic over the flax straw future of Minnesota. Since re ceiving the sample and statement from Senator Knute Nelson he has made in quiries as to the possibilities along this line In Minnesota. He declares that there Is no limit to the wealth this new Industry may bring Into the State If everything Is as represented to Senator Nelson by the Inventor, Reblnsvn.