12 PAGESFIVE O'CLOCK.
AT RECORD FIGURE
Three Billion Dollars Represents
Year's Commerce of the
IN EXPORTS ALONE
Government Report Shows Tre
mendous Strides in For
special to The Journal.
Washington, July 16.Three billion
dollars is the enormous sum that repre
sents the value of the commerce of the
United States during the last fiscal
It is a sum which staggers imagina
tion. It is a striking illustration of the
extent of the prosperity the United
States enjoys. It means that for every
man, woman and child, goods worth
$33 were exported or imported.
The department of commerce and la
bor made public today a statement
Jiving the exact value of the trade,
shows that during the twelve months
ending July 1 the commerce increased
$336,000,000 over that of last year.
It has almost doubled in value during
the last ten years.
Leads the World.
No country in the world is making
such tremendous strides in capturing
foreign markets as is the United States.
Equally as satisfactory as the growth
of our commerce is the fact that ex
ports exceed imports by more than
1500,000,000, which represents the sum
foreign countries have paid the United
States for the privilege of trading
It creates a glow of pride in an
American's breast to study the de
tailed statistics in connection with
American trade. There has been an in
crease in exports of American farm
products and manufactures. The to
tal export of manufactures aggregate
$600,000,000, which is $57,000,000 more
than they were in 1905, $370,000,000
more than ten years ago. Forty years
ago the total value of manufactures ex
ported was only $31,000,000.
Nearly every branch of manufactur
ing business has benefited by foreign
Purchases during the last twelve months,
here have been increased sales of our
manufactures of iron and steel, cotton
and leather, cars and carriages, agri
cultural implements, mineral oils, furni
ture, paper, paraffin, scientific instru
ments, manufactures of India rubber
and fiber and other less important items.
Locomotives, metal-working machinery,
builders' hardware, sewing machines,
electrical machinery, typewriters, struc
tural iron and steel, wrre and agricul
tural implements have all advanced in
popular estimation in foreign lands, as
shown by increased purchases of these
articles of American construction.
Prior to 1898 imports of manufactures
were always greater in value than ex
ports of manufactures, but since that
year exports of manufactures have ex
ceeded similar imports in value except
in a single year, 1903. For the last
fiscal year the manufactures exported
exceeded by about $60,000,000 the value
of all manufactures imported, even in
cluding those partially manufactured
articles brought into this country for
use in manufacturing.
Breadstuffs in Increase.
Exports of domestic products soon
will reach the large sum of $1,000,000,-
000 annually if the rate of increase dur
ing last year should continue. During
the fiscal year of 1904-5 the value of
breadstuffs, provisions, cotton and min
eral oil exported amounted to $751,459,-
754. For the last twelve months it
was $890,578,504a gain of $139,118,-
750. The gain is due principally to
increased sales of wheat and flour, corn,
oats and barley.
There was a gain of only $300,000 in
the sales of cattle, hogs and sheep, but
an increase of $39,000,000 in provisions,
which included animal and dairy prod
Scandals Affect Meat Trade.
Evidently the packing-house scandals
affected the market for our beef and
hog products. In June, 1905. there was
exported canned beef valued at $619,-
838. In June of 1906 exports of this
amounted to only $291,774. There was
a loss of $16,000 in the value
of cured beef exported, $220,000
in hams, $130,000 in pork and $41,000
offset, fortunately, by a gain of $167,-
000 in the export of fresh beef and
$836,000 in bacon.
It was well for the statistics of the
year that the beef scandal came at its
close, for in the preceding months there
were large gains in all animal prod
ucts save canned beef, which dropped
$145,000 below the value of- the ex
ports of 1905, and hams, of which $19,-
384,981 worth was sold in 1906, against
$20,943,925 in the preceding year.
That our butter is appreciated abroad
is shown by the fact that $4,700,000
worth of it was sold abroad in the fis
cal year ending July 1, against $1,500,-
000 disposed of in the fiscal year of
LOTTERY FOR SHOSHONE
LANDS IS DNDER WAY
Shoshone, Wis., July 16.Today the
registration for lands in the* Shoshone,
or Wind River Indian reservation, be
gan at Shoshone, Lander, Thermopolis
r-nd Worland. Large crowds are arriv
ing and officials of the general land of
fice estimate that fully 40,000 persons
will register for homes. The registra
tion began at 9 o'clock today and will
close at 6 p.m. on July 31. The draw
ing will begin on Aug. 4 and will con
tinue until Aug. 15, when the reserva
tion will be formally opened.
DEFAULTER KILLS SELF
Paterson, N. J., July 16.To avoid
the disgrace of arrest on the charge of
.defalcation, Albert O'Brien, tax col
lector of the borough of Totowa, shot
'himself last night while officers were
...approaching his house. He died 'in-
~,stantly. He accounts had been in
-fivolved for some time, but owing to his
popularity every opportunity
was given him to make good the defi-
--_-".'- "eiency, believed to be about $4,000.
MAYOR OF NEW YORK
New York's acting mayor in the ab
seence of Mayor George B, McClellan,
now in Europe.
TO CANAL WORKERS
Accustomed to Filth, West Indian
Laborers Prove Bad In
Washington. July 16.Perfect sanita
tion and cleanliness are proving fatal to
the West Indian negroes employed on
the Panama canal. Altho Colonel Gor
gas and his assistants have banished
yellow fever and other tropical fevers,
which made the oanal zone one large
burying ground for the French canal
builders, they have found that sanrfary
precautions, taken in quarters 'of th#
workmen make the Jamaican negroes
especially susceptible to pneumonia and
other throat and lung troubles.
West Indians are not accustomed to
an abundance of fresh air and well-ven
tilated cleanly quarters. Living for
generations in small huts, where large
families crowd into rooms tightly closed
against the night air, the negroes from
Jamaica and other tropical islands have
developed lungs with cramped capacity
and especially susceptible to changes of
Shun Wholesome Food.
The officers in charge have found
that the West Indian laborers cannot
be induced to eat sufficient wholesome
food to keep them in good health even
when supplies are furnished to them at
cost price and meals are made attract
ive at great expense to the canal com
Chief Engineer Stevens, Governor
Magoon and other men identified with
the work on the isthmus have agreed
that lack of lung capacity and insuffi
cient nourishment, rather than lazi
ness, are responsible for the inability
of the West Indians to perform an
amount of work equal to that done by
white laborers from Spain.
The negroes are paid only 80 cents a
day, while the white men from Spain
and Cuba are paid twice that amount,
and many of the bosses on the canal
work are of the opinion that the white
men really do much more than twice as
much as the colored laborers.
TO END THE WA&
^RICHEST MAN" IN
LONDON IS DEAD
Alfred Beit, South African Finan
cier, Dies After Linger-
London, July ,16.Alfred Beit, the
well-known South Afrfcan financier,
died today. He had been in bad health
for some time.
Mr. Beit was born in 1853 at Ham
burg. He was a life governor of the
de* Beers Consolidated mines, a partner
in the firm of Wernher, Beit & Co. and
a director of the Eand mineSj 'Bhode
sia railways, Beehuanaland railway i
trust, Consolidated company's Bultfon
tein mine, the British Chartered South
Africa company. Mr. Beit was re
ported to have' been implicated in the
Jameson raid. Later a suit was brought
against Mr. Beit on the ground of
complicity in the raid, and his prose
cution was demanded by Dr. Leyd, the
representative of the Transvaal in Eu
rope, and In 1896 his rescignation from
the board of directors of the British
Chartered South Africa company was
accepted. When Cecil Rhodes died in'
1902 it was found that Mr. Beit had
been appointed one of his executors,
and Mr. Beit thereupon returned to the
board of directors of the British Char
tered South Africa company.
Mr. Beit is said to have been the
richest man in London, and who con
trolled the output of gold in South
Africa was at one time alleged to be
forming a "gold trust," in which.the
names of prominent American financiers
MURDER COMMITTED I:*
OYER SLAMMING DOOR
St. Louis, July 16.As a, sequel to a
quarrel between two families, over the
right of one to slam a door, Charles
Hinze today shot and killed Frank
Eckert. Hinze declares that he shot in
self defense, after Eckert had attacked
One of the Parties to Central
American Struggle Is Beady
Negotiations with Salvador Still
in ProgressGuatemala De
feated in Battle.
Washington, Julv 16.Honduras is
willing to disarm and submit her griev
ances to arbitration as soon as Guate
mala and Salvador agree to do like
wise. A. dispatch announcing Hondu
ras' willingness to arbitrage was re
ceived today by the state department
from Philip K. Brown, the American
charge in Honduras and Guatemala.
Mr. Merry, the American minister
to Salvador, advised the department to
day that he was still negotiating with
the Salvadorean authorities trying to
get them to agree to disarm and meet
the Guatemalan envoys in Washington
or elsewhere, to arrange for a settle
ment of the differences.
President Roosevelt's activity in the
Central American dispute has been mis
understood in some quarters, according
to state department officials. It would
be highly improper, it is stated, for
the .president to offer bis services as an
arbitrator, and he has not done so. He
has merely suggested to the warring
republics that he will exert his good
offices to assist them in settling their
difficulties. By this offer he has in
no sense put himself forward as the
proposed arbitrator of the difficulties
which are involving Central America
but as an advocate6
peace he has indicated his disposition
to do all in his power to assist Salva
dor, Guatemala and Honduras to end a
war which is resulting in much blood
shed and threatening the national life
of several republics.
United States as Mediator.
Both Guatemala and Salvador, ac
cording to one report, have already ac
cepted the tender of the good offices of
this government, looking to a settle
ment of their differences.
It is stated that while both Guate
mala and Salvador have accepted in
principle the proposition of a peace
conference, yet have made no move to
It is pointed out that, as no territo
rial or boundary question is in dispute,
the matter of indemnity for invasion
of territory will be the main question.
The advices reaching the department
were forwarded to the president at
Oyster,.Bay, by Acting Secretary of
State Bacon, wno is in charge during
the absence of Secretary Root. Mr.
Bacon also made arrangements to leave
Washington for Oyster Bay on the mid
night train. It is understood he is car
rying dispatches and other papers bear
ing on*the situation to lay before the
Guatemala Loses 2,000.
San Salvador, July 16. The Salva
dorean army again attacked the Guate
malan forces Saturday night at Plat
anar and obtained a victory over them,
the Guatemalans suffering a loss of
2,000 men in killed, wounded and pris
The Guatemalan army, which in
vaded by the way of Santa Fe, waB re
pulsed by the Honduran army.
Honduras is making common cause
No Declaration by Honduras.
,New York, July 16.The following
dispatch has ^een received by the As
sociated Press from President Bon
ilia of Honduras:
"Honduras has not declared war.
Guatemala invaded territory without
MONDAY EVENING, JULY 16, 1906.
AIDS JAPANESE TRADE
Vicepresident of the Japan Mail
Steamship company* who has just
signed a, ten-year contract with'the
Great Northern railway, which will
greatly benefit commercial relations be
tween the United States and Japan.
SPARED IN WRECK
Train Carrying Hundreds to Con
vention in Peril of Dash
Trinidad, Col., July I6.7Passenger
train No. 7, on tjie Colorado & South
ern railway, carrying hundreds of Texas
Elks to the convention in Denver, was
wrecked near Forbes Junction early to
day. .Engineer Martin J. Cullom was
killed and Fireman, Charles L. Garrell
That the whole train was not carried
into the deep arroya, resulting in great
loss of life, is probably due to tne fact
that it was running slowly on account
of recent heavy rains.
WRECKS A TRAIN
Unknown Person Throws Switch
One Is Killed and Others
Port Jervis, N. y., July 16.B. Van
Inwegan, an engineer on the Erie rail-
road," was killed and two other railroad
men slightly injured last night when
front of av
from Ne York
ed with immigrants and sent it onto
a siding. None of the passengers was
seriously "injured, tho several were
BUDDHISTS AND OHBISTIANB.
Toklo, July 16.A remarkable instance of tha
feeling of Buddhists and Shintoists toward Chris
tians is furnished by the action of their lead
ers, who have decided to contribute voluntarily
to the cost of rebuilding the
which was destroyed during thAe* disturbance
here last September.
3 KILLED, 20 HURT,
Mysterious Explosion in Wiscon
sin Powder Plant as Men
Go to Work,
Shock Felt in Ashland, Where
Plate Glass Windows Are
landing In England last week amounted to Miller gave notice Of an appeal to the
$6,000,000. I state supreme court.
UNCLE SAM, COMMERCIAL TRAVELER.
Sam cuts a swell figure in the world pf trade.
Ashland, Wis., July 16.A powder
mill severad miles from this city was
blown up at 8 a.m. today three men
killed and twenty others injured. 'The
J. L. Pierce, Wilmington, Del., super
intendent of the powder mill. ^_
William Wallace, laborer.
The neutralizing plant was totally
destroyed. The mill was owned by the
Atlantic Dynamite company and there
were twenty-five buildings in the group.
Tht shock was terific and broke many
windows in Ashland.
Cause Is a Mystery.
The' cause of the explosion is not
known. The accident occurred just as
the men, twenty-five in number, were
entering the building for the day's
work. Suprintendent Pierce, Wallace
and Woodisie were- first to enter the
They had only fairly entered when
the nitro-glycerine acid let loose, and
for fully a minute a black cloud of
smoke hid the killed and injured from
Then one by one the less injured men
came out of the pall of smoke and all
dashed back in search of their com
Fire Is Extinguished,
The mutilated body of Superintend
ent Pierce lay where he had fallen in
side the neutralizing building and close
beside him were found Wallace and
Woodisie, torn and disfigured.
Coming from all directions of the
plant, the employees of the twenty-five
other buildings crowded to the scene of
the.acident and rescued the workmen.
Fire had broken out in the debris of
the wrecked building," but this was
subdued by the workmen.
An examination of the other build
ings on the premises showed that not
one of the twenty-five had escaped
Force Felt in Ashland.
The scene of the accident is seven
miles from Ashland, and the .force of
the explosion was plainly felt here.
Large plateglass windows were shat
tered on Ashland's main streets. Dish
es rattled and lighter dwellings vibrated
for fully a minute after the nitro
glycerine had exploded.
Superintendent J. L. Pierce, whose
pf the/Atlanta*,.Dynamite company
powder-maker, he having previously
been engaged in the same occupation at
various points thruout the country.
The financial loss will not be heavy
approximating $1,500 on building and
DECIDES MllGGJff iT
IN FRENCH LICK CASE
Indianapolis, Ind., July 16.A spe
cial to the News from Paoli, Ind., ears
that Judge Buskirk today, in a de
cision, sustained demurrer of
Thomas Taggart and other defendants,
which means that a receiver will not
be appointed for ththe'"
fj BHOWBBS TONIGHT A ND TUESDAY, WAKTVCBRjnrEgPAT.
home was at Wilmington, Del., and Europe Saturday, paid a visit toAiV,m her
whoi came1to ter take charge.! s^^fry^k Thaw in -tar Tombs prk-
x xWisconsin TN. i ^T.T^-rfJ v v*. *u
French Lic ho
this time. Attorney General
MISS EDNA McCLUBE.
Actress and friend of Mrs. Harry K.
Thaw, who is expected to be one of the
most important witnesses in the trial
MOTHER, IN TEARS,
SEES TH AI IN CELL
Aged Woman Rushes Into Mur
derer's Arms and Both Are
New York, July 16.Mrs. William
Tha o Pittsburg who arriveud fro
Her arrival at the prison was preceded
by that of Hary Thaw's wife, Evelyn.
As Mrs. Thaw reached the cell of her
son it waS seen that her daughter-in
law has left the consulting room and
gone to the cell of her husband.
Ignores Son's Wife.
When the young wife saw the jnother
aproaohing she slowly backed away
from the cell to a spot some fifteen
feet down the corridor. There was no
sign of recognition between the two.
On the mother's arrival at the cell,
Keeper John Smith saw that she was
somewhat feeflble and opened the door
of Thaw's cell for the purpose of get
ting out the stool from the cell on
which she might sit during the inter
view with her son.
Bushes Into His Embrace.
The mother not knowing the rules of
the prison upon seeing the door opened
rphed forward to her son. In an In
stant both her arms were clasped
around the neck of her son, while he
with bent head clasped his mother to
Tears streamed from the eyes of
both mother and son. There ensued a
few minutes silence broken only by the
mother's cry of "My boy, my boyi"
Parted by Barred Doors.
Keeper Smith stood with his back
turned for a short tune and then in-
Continued on 2d Page, 8th Column.
PARISIAN ASKS TO
Refuses to Appeal for Commuta
tion of SentenoeWants to
Give People a Show.
Paris, Jtfly 16,I want to be guil
lotined. They condemned me to death,
and they shall execute me. I'll have
none of their pardons. There is no rea
son for a revision of my sentence. Faris
has not seen an execution in ten years,
and I'm going to give them the'sight
This is the astonishing declaration of
Pierre Adam, who for three weeks has
resisted all persuasions persistently to
appeal his conviction for murder, and
clamorous to have bis head chopped off.
The law prescribes that executions
shall be public, but since the guillotine
was removed, some years ago, rrom the
notorious Place de la Boquette, local
officials have successfully resisted at
tempts to secure a new site, the officers
of .justice not venturing to offend any
part of the city by insisting upon its
erection. They have consequently per
suaded every person condemned, to
death to 'appeal for a commutation,
which has been forthwith granted.
-Adam's refusal may lead to a law
abolishing the death penalty altogether.
WODLD BURN WHEAT ftf
TO EXTERMINATE PEST
Journal 8peil Swioe.
Tacoma, July 16^The burning^"of
the entire wheat crop of the state this
year as a means of exterminating the
Hessian fly, which has made its appear
ance, is recommended by Entomologist
Melander of the state agricultural col"
lege, who says it would be better to
lose one crop than to see the insect
gain a foothold in the state and de
stroy a large percentage of all suc
PRICE ONE CENT IN MINNEAPOLIS.
OFFICE MAY DIE
themk but as as he
tedar^.-whe^ he, is'a. prisoner ao* be telephonedsoone th officerwas an
plant, is well known as a chemist sa^i tfosed or the murder of Stanford White, were taken into custody. ^J^TZ-
ON LIFE IS FRAIL
Gang Which Killed Isaac at Pres*
cott May Have Second Death
to Answer For.
MORE ARRESTS BRING 1
TOTAL TO TWENTY-TWO
Fugitives Hade Submissive by*
Arrives to Defend.
Special to The Journal.
Prescott, Wis., July 16.The Italian,
laborers charged with the wanton mux*
der of Constable Isaac are likely to!
have a second death to answer for. Tail
life of Mrs. Isaac is despaired of.
Wheni her son Bert broke the news toj
her on Friday she fell unconscious an*
remained so for several hours. Wbeaff
she came to her senses again, she was
under the impression that she had suf
fered a sunstroke, and Dr. George M*.
Dill, who was called, gave instructions
that the delusion be maintained until
the next day.
When the news was again broken,
as tenderly as loving friends could do.
it, she again fainted and did not regain*
consciousness for several hours. Ever!
since consciousness has alternated witi'
The funeral of the murdered consta
ble was held yesterday afternoon, but.
the aged wife was denied the privilege
of attending the last rites. Bev. 4.
Herzog, pastor of the Congregational
church, conducted the services and wall
assisted by the Maccabees, who, with
the volunteer firemen, attended in
body. Mr. Isaac's children and theiS
families were present.
Twenty-two Arrested. ''!f
Twenty-two members of the Dago
gang charged with the murder of Isaao
are in jaileight in this place and
fourteen at Ellsworthleaving but four
at liberty. These aro being watched
for in the various towns along the river
and railroads south of Prescott.
Two of the alleged criminals were
captured almost without the lifting of
a hand. They boldlv entered the sta
tion at Bay City and asked the agent
for passes for Chicago. He made ft
pretense of looking the matter up for
Starved Intp Submission.
Two more were caught this forenoon*
by Foreman Ed Schultz and his son,
who were coming to Prescott on a I
speeder. Schultz had charge of the
gang in the sandpit where the murder
occurred. The men were found between
Hager and Diamond Bluff and threw up
their hands and surrendered at th first
word spoken4 tno them. They were
ate everythinge that
Schultz and his boyehad with them.Dia-fo
-karly morning Nick i
enckson met five Italianesl the farm
on mile out
mileFred- be I
escott They madeo no resistance
and, tho opposed byv only Pilgaard, snr%
fered themselves be locked^Tin the
granaryw until the sheriff arrived.
exposure and fright anl
appeared be glad that the man-hunt
No Threats to Lynch. rf
Certain mornin,ge twin city paper*
the situation from the beginning. I?
is not true that this town has%onJffontj
daffy over the- murder and the* n\2
murder and1 th SOMM!
lynching have beeitru
is it t3 i
Italians have been brought in, there, 1
have been the usual calls By street S 1
f 5 "I^ch 'em," just to brin/53
laughs and jeers from the spectaiora
at aU times ha*e ha*
Special to Tho Journal.
offTcers woSS l^*
GOOD COUNSEL FOB ITALIAOTI
One of Their Countrymen from OhJcwtf
WJ}1 Lead Defense,
eused Italians will not bdeawithout gooS
to tk&t every
effort will be made to save them fro*
long terms. Self-defense will be thj
plea of Seraguso the leader, and of afli
charged with complicity,|
A. Montelcane, an Italian law*.
yer of Chica
an Italian officiahle of the u*'
ragton railway, and Harry Ores*
well, an at Prescott, art)
M. White of Eiver Falls will also bi
je of the attorneys for the defense.
Monteleone came upon receipt of a tel
egram from Seraguso that the latter
was in jail and needed help. The pre
liminary examination is set for Friday
next, and it is expected that the Chi
cago lawyer will remain and take full
charge of the defense.
Nine of the men in jail here were ar-1
raigned this morning and pleaded not Jr
guilty. The remaining five here wer#
amgned on Saturday. Monteleone sayst:
"It will be very difficult for the
proi-:4|?10a- ecution to fix the crime of murder
these twenty-four Italians. It is verylj
evident they acted in self-defense.'
There was a chance for the game war-,
dens of Wisconsin to get a little graftfa
on these ignorant fellows and theyH
were going to work it for all there was
in it." &
Seraguso, who admits delivering the
blow that killed the constable, asserttr
he did not strike until after the officerf.
has shot one of the Italians and had):
aimed his weapon at him. The namesj
of the twenty-six men. twenty-four off*
whom are under arrest, appear below.
The first named is the alleged murderer**
the second, the man accused of shoot*!
ing the quail and violating the
law, which led to the murder SJU.
the subsequent trouble. The ensH
named last in the list was shot thru the
hand by the marshal.
Gio Seraguso, Domene
Aranch Vaccarela, Gio Vi
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