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EIGHTH YEAR, NO. 3xl. ROOSEVELT SHAKES HIS MAILED FIST AT BRYAN IN OPEN STATEMENT DECLARES COMMONER THE ONE WHO IS UNFAIR AND MAKES FURTHER HASKELL EXPOSURES. WASHINGTON, Sept. 28—Presi dent Roosevelt, as ho promised, has his back at Win, Jengjngs Bryan's re cent speech, wherein the commoner held that the Democratic party and platform were not getting a square deal In the campaign that the presi dent's professions of fair treatment entitled them to. The president’s letter says in part: “You w'ould better understand the principle on whierf I acted if you would rid yourself of the idea that I am trying to discriminate for or against any man or corporation, be-, cause he or it is wealthy or nafU wealthy. I regard such dlscrimirM tlon as utterly Incompatible with a spirit of honesty and fa'r dealing. I base my distinctions on conduct, not on relative wealth. When the same men who were leaders in the steel corporation acted in connection with the Northern Securities suit in a manner which I regarded as con trary to the law, by my direction a successful suit was Immediately un dertaken against them. If they vio late the law in connection with any act of the steel corporation I will Immediately proceed against them. Until they do violate the law they will be treated precisely as any other corporation, great or small, which obeys the law is treated. Trusts Magnates for Bryan. “You say that the trust magnatos know their own interest and are sup porting Judge Taft. So far as their interests are simply the interests of the business community and especial ly of the wage workers, 1 believe they will support Judge Taft. So far as they have special interests which are to them more important than tlio general business welfare, I believa -they will support you. “I now come to what you have to say as to contributions, and here you furnish your own answer. You state that it appears from the published statement of the contribution to Mr. Hugbes’ campaign for governor two years ago that various men of wealth, some of them connected with big cor porations whom you flame, to the number of nine, contributed from S2O, 000 to SSOO apiece. Yo« ask ’Would the fact that these gentlemen contrib-' uted to his campaign fund strength en or weaken his testimony agqlost 8e reasonableness of our anti-trust medy?’ and later you continue by king ‘Are you willing to say that any public Interest was served in 1904 by concealing until after election con tributions made to the Republican campaign committee by Mr. Harri man. snd those collected by him for others? Are you willing to say that the publication before the election then would have had no effect on the election ? Answer Is Easy. “In the esse of Mr. Hughes and myself the answer is fortunately easy You have nothing to do but examino our records in the offices to which wo were both elected. You either know or ought to have known before writ ing that in not one instance has Mr. Hughes, as governor, done one thing of any kind. sort or description for any one%f the contributors you men tion or for any other contributor to his fund, which ought to have been dona, and would not have been done If bo contribution had been made. Yet you clearly Imply that be is and has been Improperly influenced by the fact M "hew contribution, bavin* boon made Do you consider such an im plication either straightforward or sincere? Honesty and Haskell. “I now come to the important part of your letter, your attitude toward Mr. Haskell. You state that Mr. Has kell has voluntarily resigned from the committee. You speak highly of the public service which he has ren dered and protest against any con demnation of him except such as may come In a court. “Out of your own mouth you are condemned. You thereby set up that standard of "law honesty” which has been the bane of this people in en deavoring to get equity and fair deal ] n g as they should obtain among high-minded men—from great busi ness corporations and from individ uals like Mr. Haskell. Apparently you disclaim even asking Mr. Has kell to retire from the position in -which you placed him; simply he re tires of his own free will; and you utter no word of condemnation of his gross offenses against public decency and honesty. On the contrary, you strive to make it appear that hla mis conduct in reference to the Standard Oil Cos. is all of which he is accused ; whereas, shameless .though this par ticular act of his is. It is no worse than countless others In bis career. “I contrast your action in this case with that of Mr. Taft in reference to Benator Foraker. Mr. Taft’s „ state ment when the question of his nomi titlftn wae wl Ma)tm was that he. woo Id not accept ft at the price of sacrificing principle by supporting MtFo raker for senator. You do not ▼•Hure In so much as the lightest posble maner even to censure Mr. Hsitell for his manifold misdeeds, and 'ou ask that he be held guiltless of thru unless convicted In s court of Ist; although you well know that a> reftrds the worst of them no ac tion ins court of law would lie. Pints to Alleged Frauds. “You sk that we lesve the courts to deal |th Mr. Haskell. As to some matters \ e courts have already dealt with him As to others, various pri vate tndlviusls whom he has wrong ad snd tb«Un!ted States government an behalf g helpless Indians whom « Dclroif he has wronged are striving to have the courts so deal with him. M. L.! Nolt, national attorney for the Creek nation, writes me as follows: “In October. 1906, Mr. Foulke, of Richmond, Ind., was sent to investi gate the matter of the town site frauds in the Creek nation. Mr. Moulke’a report la In the hands of the secretary of the interior. All par ties connected with these town site frauds have used the same means and methods. Upon the report filed by Mr. Foulke, I, as attorney for the Creek nation, was directed by tho secretary of the Interior to file suits in equity for the cancellation of all demands to town lots in the Creek nation where the same had been se cured by fraud.’ Conspiracy Case. “Proceeding upon Instructions and after full investlstglon, I found that Gov. C. N. Haskell, amon gothers, had secured deeds to quite a number of lota in Muskogee by conspiracy and fraud: that he had had these lots scheduled in the name of ‘dummies’ or ’straw* men who lived in Ohio and elswhere, and then had them quit claim hack to him without considera tion. By this dishonest means he succeeded In etgtln deeds to a largge number of lots belonging to the Creek Indians at one-half their appraised value. “‘I have filed quite a number of [twits against Gov. Haskell In which and fraud Is charged and Jthe maner of consummating it is set out in detail. Haskell has not filed any answer In any of these case. Ho has simply through his attorney filed dilatory motions, such as demurrers, pleading to the 17 jurisdiction, etc. He (iare not answer and deny the alleag tions set up in our bill; such an answer would be a sworn He and known to be by the large number of ‘straw men’ and ‘dummies’ he used In perfecting the fraud.’ “For this particular act of the man whose public record you indorse, you may rest assured that the interior de partment will endeavor to see that the counts do ’Justice’ to him. "When Mr. Haskell was In New York various judgments were filed against him. The records of the coun ty clerk of New York show that Feb ruary 2, 1900, a judgment for damages and costs amounting to $42,235.43. re covered in the supreme court of the county, was filed against Charles N. Haskell. April 2, 1900, this Judgment was returned on the sheriff’s execu tion and satisfied to the extent of only $29.80, and the remainder of it remains still unsatisfied. In this in stance your proposal that Mr. Haskell be left to the court does not seem to have produced thorough-going justice. Neither shall I touch upon the vari ous suits of all kinds now pending against him for all kinds of reasons. Furthsr Exposures. “Thus It is reported in the press under date of Sept 19. 1905. that a SSOO * judgment had been obtained against Mr. Haskell by an attorney of Arkansas who was employed by him to ’lobby before the city council of Muskogee to get through a fran chise.* The attorney’s fees were never satisfied, hut the franchise was grant ed. Nor again shall I touch upon the facsimile published Tn the press of Sept. 26 last showing Mr. Haskell’s having three years ago Joined an or ganization to prevent union labor from entering the city in which he lived. Indeed, as regards this alst statement, I wish distinctly to acquit Mr. Haskell of being opposed on principle to either trade unions of corporations; for I wish to acquit him of being opposed on principle to anything. “Now as to Gov. Haskell’s connec tion with the Standard Oil company in Oklahoma. Gov. Haskell advances the fact that the United States govern ment permitted the Standard Oil com pany, on the same terms as any and all other companies, to enjoy the legal privileges to which it was entitled on the Indian justification for having giv en It illegal privileges to which it was not entitled in the state of Oklahoma Measure of His Morality. The excuse furnishes the measure of Gov. Haskell’s moral quality. The federal act of March 11, 1904, con ferred upon the secretary of the In terior ther ight to grant permits for oil and gasplpe lines to cross Indian reservations. Regulations to carry out the law were drawn up by the Indian office and approved by the secretary of the Interior April 12, 1904. In com pliance with the law and the regula tions the department of the interior permitted the Standard Oil Pipe Line company, the Prairie Oil A Gas Cos. and the various pipe lino companies, all on the same terms and under the same conditions, the right of way across the Indian reservations. No preference or privilege was granted to any company that was not also grant ed to all the others. Any other action than that actually taken by the in (Csstlasti ra Par* Fear.) < Dr. <P. A. Baker, Infested *By SMuck-Viaking Germs, (Attacks Speaker Cannon HAGERBTOWN. Md., Sept. 28—Be cause of his discrimination against the temperance movement, Speaker Jos eph G. Cannon, of the house of repre sentatives. was scored by Rev. Dr. Per ley A. Baker, of Columbus, 0., nation al superintendent of the Anti-Saloon league, at a mass meeting here, Sun day afternoon. Dr. Baker charged Cannon with thwarting the passage by congress of the Inter-state shipping bill, prohibiting the shipping of liquor into dry territory. He accused the speaker of remov ing Congressman Pearre, representing The *trth TltstTtrt of Maryland, from the judiciary committee because of Pearre’s fight for the anti-shipping bill, and naming a Kentucky liquor man on the committee in Pearre’s place. NEW COMPANIES INCORPORATED. LANSING, Mich., Sept. 24 —Articles of Incorporation were filed with the secretary of state by the following corporations: People’s Steam Laundry Cos., Muskegon, $10,000; Mlchlgnn Electrical Construction, Ludlngton. $10,000; Buckley Mercantile Cos., Buck ley, $20,000. The Lansing Pure Ico Cos.. Lansing, increased Its capital stock from $36,000 to $40,000. ■ ■■ ■■■ ■ ■■ *P / J«h Pristine done right. Times Print ing Ce* 11 John R.-st, Phone lift. Noted German Operatic Soprano Cancels Dates; Suffers Brain Injury **;•> 3 *' Of* Mnf. Emar Destine, the operatic so prano, ha« canceled her engagement at the Royal Opera ta Berlin, on ac roaat of tllaea, following concu*»«lon of the hraln. KEATING TO TIKE " DUPONT’S PLACE OHIO MAN TO ACT AS HEAD OF G. O. P. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. NEW YORK. Sept. 28—Chairman i Hitchcock, of the Republican national : committee, said that Ch&rlefe H. Keat ing, of Ohio_wilL act Jn the place of |T. Coleman uKlgiodt; wA resigned from ■ the executive committee of the na- Itioual Republican committee ! Mr. Hitchcock reiterated nie'Ktate ment that he knew nothing whatever concerning the rumored resignation of Treasurer Sheldon. • ... ~ | | j FLASHED BY WIRE j». - - " l | PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 26—Dr. Robert Koch, the discoverer of the tubercle bacillus, made a short ad dress at the business session of the tuberculosis congress. He was given ian ovation that is seldom accorded 1 men In public gatherings. The discus sions were chiefly devoted to the cure and prevention of tuberculosis. Dr. , Koch spoke in German. ! HACKENSACK. N. J.. Sept. 2 # .—The battleship New Hampshire fired a sa lute this afternoon from her station in the Hudson river, opposite Fort Lee, an a signal to the effect that a monu ment has been unveiled to the mem lory of Washington and his band of patriot soldiers, who, during the fall months of 1776. made their camp on the heights at Fort Lee. j FOOGIA, ItalyTsept. 2*'. —A violent earthquake shock last night threw the 1 residents of Vlesta into panic. The buildings were shaken on their founda tions and a number of chimneys fell, | but no one was hurt. Many of the residents deserted their homes and fled Into the open fields. NEW YORK, Sept. 26—Justice Ge rard In the supreme court has signed the final decree of a divorce in favor of Elsie French Vanderbilt against Alfred Gwynn Vanderbilt on the rec ommendation of Referee David Mc- Clure. NEW YORK. Bept. 2< Mrs. Frank J. Gould, In her amended bill for di vorce, makes 16 charges against her husband, and in a number of instances names of women are mentioned. The lawyers, however, have been careful not to permit the names to become public. LISBON. Sept, it, r—There has been a resumption in the Azores islands of the serious rioting that broke out : about 10 days ago as a result of popu lar anger over the failure of the local authorities to take preventive meas ures against the bubonic plague. ALBANY. N. Y., Bept. 2f —The state authorities are to make a determined effort to prevent Harry K. Thaw from being taken out of the state In bank ruptcy proceedings. LE MANB. France, Sept. 2!.—Wil bur Wright, the American aeroplanlst, ' mad.- a flight at the field of AUvours that lasted for 36 minutes and 14 seo onds. He covered 22 miles at an av«r --i age height of 46 feet Ho came to the ground because his gasoline tank, which had not been firmly closed, was leaking. 'MANSFIELD. 0., Sept. 2f—Thq Ohio state Democratic campaign was formally opened here today. Judge Harmon, of Cincinnati. Democratic candidate for governor, Is the chief speaker. Fortunate Is the man with a pull —providing he doesn't pull the wrong I way. 1A soul without a will Is Uke a ftody without a spine. . MONDAY, SEPTEMBER aB, 1908. TORTURE WIDOW FOR BLACKMAIL j— LAWSUIT YOUNG MAN AND TWO WOMEN STUFF HER MOUTH WITH RED PEPPER AND BURN HER WITH ACID. NEW \ORK, Sept. 28.—1n revenge for a threatened suit for blackmail I Mrs. Sarah Sample, a good lookingI widow. Cl years old. of Franklin-ave 1 Brooklyn, was gagged with a rag stuffed with red pepper and stripped and burned from heud to foot with! carbolic acid by a man and two wo-' men who attacked her In her home, j In imminent danger of losing not ' only her eyesight, but her life as well, I the victim today refuses to name her assailants, or to prosecute them if I caught. Vouching for the entire truth in all Its details of the strange and vicious attack, Capt. Zimmerman and his de tectives in the Graud-ave. . precinct started out to find a man of 30, a com panion of Mrs. Sample’s son until the latter’s death a year ago. who Is al leged to have blackmailed her out of $1,400. Thla latter statement is on the authority of.her counsel. ex-Judge Owen Flnnerty, of Sheepshead Bay. Widow Well-to-Do. The death of her husband left her comfortably situated. Among her holdings were several flats In Putnam ave. She has two daughters with one of whom, Mrs. Albert Joost, she shares her apartments. While the Joosts were away, according to Mrs. Sam ple, there came a knock on the door. “Who’s there?” asked the woman. “It’s Jimmy," came the reply. Then the widow unlocked the door. According to her story a young man and two youag women stood In the hall. Mrs. Sample says she was standing inquiringly In her open doorway, when the man seized her and thrust her back into the flat. The two young women followed. The man held Mrs. Sample by the arms while the other women, before she realized what had happened, had pried open her mouth and stuffed in a rag filled with red pepper. Though suffering terribly, the widow was un able to outcry. TWO ARE INJURED BY STREET CARS David L. Walsh, a salesman living at No. 37 Trowbridge-ave., was found unconscious beside the car tracks on Woodward-ave. near Trowbridge, early Sunday morning. In Harper hospital It was found that he was suffering from a severe fracture of the skull. The skull was trephined by Dr. G. W. Stock well, who found It necessary to remove a section an inch square. Walsh will probably recover. It is not known how he met with his in juries. but the theory is that he fell from a car. Frank Keeler, aged 28, of No. 105 Baltimore-ave. east, attempted to board a moving Woodward-ave. car near the Seven-Mile roadhouse, late Sunday night. He fell beneath the front trucks, and his left foot was crushed to a pulp. In Grace Hospital it was found necessary to amputate the foot. GIRLS CAMPAIGN FOR FATHER WINS Much of the credit for the nomina tion of William Koenig for alderman In the Third ward rests with his daughter, who took her place as a vote-getter during the primary days and handed out enrds in the uppei; precincts of the ward. The novelty of having cardH passed out by a girl appealed to the voters and the big vote in the two precincts where she worked was the result. “Why are you interested?" asked one voter. "It means three meals a day,” said Miss Koenig, and the voter went into the booth convinced. To Notify Hughes Tonight. NEW YORK, Sept. 26. —Gov. Hughes will be formally notified of his renoml nation as the Republican candidate for the office of governor on the Repub lican ticket at a meeting to be held in Brooklyn tonight. Prince Zo Enlenbsrg, Whose Perjurp Trial Is Indefinitely Postponed Wr WE 1 ■ '£ ThlHtf rhlltf ra Ralnkfri. wfcrae trial ra Ibf rbars* m( arrfary, hat btra la«c*altrlr *4 M at* ; sasat wf Ate lllatas. Senator Murray Crane to Figure in G.O.P. Campaign Jv- nwiiMy:c/e/vxE v;?^.*..^ Hraator Murray 1,. I rnnr, «f Maiaarhnarlla, who, at the rrqurat of Wm. H. Tuft, will bow take a lending part lu i*on«luvtlug the Ht'publlrau ram* paisa. NORWEGIAN SHIP IS SUNK BY FALL RIVER STEAMER THIRTEEN OF DOOMED VOLUND’B CREW, BELIEVED LOST, LATER RESCUED FROM FLOTSAM COMMONWEALTH LIMPING IN. NEW YORK, Sept, 2f.—The Fall River steamer Commonwealth, which sank the Norwegian steam er Volund, off New Haven, pasted through- Hell Gate into the East river at 9:30 a. m. Bhe Is so bad ly damaged that she will have to be taken out of commission, NEW YORK. Sept. 26.—The Fall River steamship Commonwealth, early today ran down and sank the Nor wegian steamship Volund. of Bergen, in a collision In the dense fog off Race ; Rock, in Long Island sound, near New Haven. The Commonwealth had on board a ; full complement of 1,000 passengers,, most of whom were asleep In their berths when the crash came. Only the presence of mind of the captain and crew prevented a wild rush for the boats and a panic. The Volund sank In two minutes after the Commonwealth struck her. and 13 of her crew of 17 wore left helpless amid a tangle of wreckage. Capt. Bchuat and four of his men managed to gain the deck of the Com monwealth, while the sound liner still had her nose poked against tho Volund’s side, hut the rest were In the forecastle, from which they rushed, only to be overwhelmed as tho iron steamer swirled to the bottom. The first news of the accident got out by a wireless message from the Commonwealth to the station at New port. R. I. This said that the Com monwealth was In great distress and a shod that help be sent to her. The message said that the vessel was off Race Rock. The sound liners Puritan and Maine steamed to the Commonwealth’s as sistance. A half hour later the New port station got another message from the Commonwealth stating that she was making her way slowly and would probably he able to reach New York. It was figured that the crippled boat should be docked nt her North river pier about 9 o’clock. After the disorder on the Common wealth had been calmed all her small boats were ordered out and for a half hour search was made In the thick mud for the survivors. One "by one all of the 13 of the Volund’s crew were discovered cling ing to hits of flotsam, one or two hav ing been saved by providential swim ming upon a life preserver, scores of which were thrown overboard when the Commonwealth freed her bow from the wreck and and the Volund. The search of the small hosts took Them r * quarter of « In wR dlffio tions. the last of the 13 men being picked up nearly a half mile from where the Norwegian boat sank. The Commonwealth was on her way from Fall River, which port she left on her regular trip last evening. She Is the crack steamer of the Fall River line, owned by the New York, New Haven * Hartford Railroad Cos. She Is one of the most palatial coastwise ships ever built. Thirteen Killed In Berlin Wreck. BERLIN., Sept. 2*. —A wreck, with terrible roneequene.es. followed the Ignoring of a danger signal by the en gineer of a fast passenger train U> day. Thirteen persons were Instantly killed and 49 were Injured, many of [them fatally. “ j COLBY HEADS LIST OF LEGISLATIVE ' CANDIDATES PRACTICALLY COMPLETE RE TURNS. SHOW LODGE ONLY MAN TO SREAK LIQUOR SLATE-—SEN ATORIAL RESULTS. The liquor men made almost a clean sweep of the legislative ticket. This is an Indication that no severe anti saloon legislation will be passed by the next legislature. They won la the First, Second and Third senatorial dis tricts with Snell, Cyrowski and Mac- Kay, but lost the Fourth and Fifth In which Anhut and Coomer were In ner*. John C. T/idgo was the only Repub lican legislative aspirant to break the liquor men's Blate, and he is not un friendly to the men who put up the slate. Sheridan J. Colby, who has repre sented Detroit In the legislature sev eral timeg f has tho distinction of lead ing the legislative ticket In. the pri mary voting. Next Is Charies Flow ers, former Plngree lieutenant, while Guy L. Miller, a member of the last legislature, comes third. With most of the precincts In. the order of the winners In the legislative ticket appears to be: Colby, Flowers, Miller. Stevenson, Ogg, Copley, Aus tin, Ixidge, Curtiss, darken, Unsoeld. | Os these, Colby, Flowers, Miller and j Copley are lawyers. Stevenson Is a vessel agent, and Austin a street car conductor. Ogg is a paving material contractor, and Lodge a real estate man. Curtiss Is a newspaper man, and Unsoeld a retired merchant, darken is Interested in the union labor movement und was formerly a molder. In the senatorial contests Snell (R.) is nominated In the First district; Cyrowski (D.) In the Second; MacKavi (R.) in the Third, where Lord was buried by his opponent; Anhut (R) in. the Fourth, and Coomer In the Fifth. PETOSKEY ENTERTAINS GRAND LODGE OFFICERS PETOSKEY, Mich., Sept. 2\—Pe toskey entertained for the first time in many years the officers of Michigan (Rand lxKige, Free and Accepted Ma sons. The occasion was the laying of the cornerstone of the new Carnegie library In the afternoon and the dedi cation of the new quarters of the Ma sonic fraternity recently fitted up by Durand lodge. Grand Master Herbert Montague, of Traverse City, assisted by the other grand lodge officer*, officiated. WALKS OUT OF WINDOW IN SLEEP; BREAKS LEG _______ Hugh Nlchol, 35 years old, No. 135 Congress st. east, walked out of a sec 'oßiFSTofy window !n Ms rterry, eariT Saturday morning, and was rudely awakened when he struck the side walk, some 25 feet below. Nlchoi’s right leg was broken. East End am bulance took him to St* Mary's hospi tal, where he Is resting comfortably, BLAMES PHYSICIAN ' FOR DOMESTIC WOES John D. Allison, a D. U. R. motor man. whose wife, Ulan* he, filed a bill for divorce several days ago. filed a cross bill Saturday. He denies his wife's charges jett cruelty, and name* A foll.knnw phyalHan ms ths raa— of all their trouble. He says his wife visited In the doctor's home. The mao named is a widower, «, j FIRST EDITION ONE CENT TWO VILLASES IN RUINS FROM FOREST FIRES HOMESTEAD AND BACH WIFID OUT BY FLAMES—ALEX. IMMER MAN, OF THOMPSONVILLKfI NHEAVIEST INDIVIDUAL LOSER. THOMPSONVILLE, Mich., Bept 2*. —They ill age of Homestead, eight miles north of here, yesterday was completely destroyed by fire. Among the principal properties burned were the large lumber yards and charcoal kilns of Alex. Immerman ft Cos., of Thompsonvtlle. One million feet of hardwood logs, owned by Immerman, were piled twenty-flve feet high on the south side of the Ann Arbor track and. the fire reached these. In two hours they were a pile of smouldering ashes. Fourteen charcoal kilns valued at s74oi each were destroyed, together with eight Ann Arbor box cars that were on the siding preparatory to loading with charcoal for southern points. Twenty families were rendered homeless and the women and children were taken to Sopemlsh about noon by an Ann Arbor train, together with a few household goods that; they could get together and put In a box car. Immerman Heaviest Loser. The heaviest loss falls on Alex. Im merman, who owned nearly the en tire village and the charcoal kllna and the lumber yards. The total loss la estimated at about $60,000, although Mr. Immerman’s nephew stated to night that he does not think that sum will cover the loss. There was no in surance. Fire fighters are being taken front here and Frankfort on hand cars to assist the people In the strtcken town. Relief funds are being taken up for the homeless. Bach Wiped Out. VASSAR, Mich.. Sept. 28.— Bach, A small satlon on the Michigan Con tra!, north of Caro, was practically wired out by fire. The railway sta tion, sawmills and lumber yards were first destroyed and the flames spread to homes. Two carloads of sugar beets which were on the siding ready for shipment were also destroyed. At last reports the fire was still raging In the town and spreading despite the efTorts of villagers to check It. Narrow Squeak for Brlmley, B AULT BTE. MARIE, Mlch„ Sept, 28w —Forest fires sprang. up with great rapidity tor mfteo wnmaA Jjm j Soo during the hist 48 honre. dreds were engaged in fighting them. Rrimley, 12 miles from the Soo. wae seriously threatened all Sunday. Not until evening was the danger point passed. The fire gained headway In a stiff southeast breese during the morning. Every available man in the village was called upon. A wide swath was cleared through the brush, which saved the village from complete dis aster. The fire department at the 800 was held In readiness all day to render assistance. Numerous small fires are burning about the Soo. BEULAH. Mich., Sept. 28— The fires near Platte Lake got beyond con trol and went through the lands own ed by Dr. O. J. Carter, of Toledo, O.* burned one cottage and the boat house, hut the launches and boat* wore saved. Rain Puta Out Flraa. CALUMET. Mich., Sept. 28 Rains, the heaviest of the year, and the flrat in three months, have been falling continuously the past 24 hours, and a a vestige of fire is to be found la woods or bushes of all northern Mlohl- I gan as near as Inquiries by phone and j telegraph can discover. Dried up .streams and lakes, wells and swampa ! all through this district are rapidly filling with water. Local lumber oper ! ators are preparing to send men to •camps this week. They have beta - 'waiting for rain to quench tho fire*. ESCANABA. Mich., Sept. 28.—Fur ther danger from forest fires in the peninsula passed when a rain storm swept over the entire districL ‘EIRSTIiIIS sue. 19 RAIN FINALLY COMES, BREAKING LONGEBT DROUTH IN HISTORY OF WEATHER OFFICE. The longest drouth in the history of the Detroit weather office has been r broken. Not since Aug. 19. until Monday i morning, has any rain fallen In thia /vicinity. Monday’s rainfall la general • / throughout the central portton of the [country and may come In time to be (of some help to the farmers who have been from lack of rain, j It Isp robablo that showery weather will continue throughout th# week. ___ K.4ST MLniML. tic.—Receipts 4.050. good, strong, butch ers 14c lower; export steers. s*©*.6<l; shipping steers. |f> 25tf 5.75; butcher steers, It ©6; heifers. 13.6006; cows. «2.:.0«4; feeders. 14 414.40; Stockers, $3.75<t» 3.50. Hogs—Receipts IS.OOO. v nitved. medium and heavy, 17.18dt.1f; good vorkers, s*.3o 43 7.16; cetnnwß, Mli (ti tLTJ>; pigs. |jf»'s.2s. Fhfsp—Rff*ipl» It onn, top lambs. $5.50415.78; yearling*. $T 4013 4; sheep. $2 ©3.75. Calvas—Top. $9 ©9.25. Excursion Sunday, October 4th Via Michigan Central. At the following low rates: Ann Arbor • $ -<*• Jackson a- j Battle Creek Kalamasoo Lb© Special train leavea Detroit fttf ,a. a.