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O. G. Munson, Publisher, VIROQUA, - - WISCONSIN. ' OBSOLETE WAR VESSELS. Uncle Sam has about thirty one time fighting ships that he would like to sell to the highest bidder. The ves sels range from obsolete monitors to big battle ships that are no longer possible because o* 'be Increased effi ciency of more recent guns. Just what to do with these vessels is a perplex ing problem that confronts the navy department, for there seems to be no purchaser in sight. "Sell them for pleasure yachts," was the suggestion of one member of congress. But no one seems to be hankering after a yacht in the form of a cruiser that would require a c’tw of 200 or 300 men. Then again the fuel bill of the proud owner of a cruiser-yacht would be decidedly he' not to speak of the expense of feeding such a crew, Keeping the old craft In repair and a few other minor incidentals that would run the annual bill Into hundreds of thousands. The average citizen will rot bother his brain greatly over the disposition of these costly has-beeti*. The government pays big salaries to men who are trained as experts in such matters. The chief Interest of the situation to the citizens is the thought of the millions obtained by taxation that have been paid in the construction of vessels that prove to be "no account” In a few years, says Indianapolis Star. In a sense It seems .like "throwing money to the birds.” *The steamboat fires on .be Missis sippi and on the Hudson river are co incident occurrences which point to the need of eternal vigilance on pas senger craft on river, lake and ocean. Fire apparatus and fire drills are im portant and should not be neglected by masters. Builders' can achieve safpty with strength of hull and con sequent seaworthiness, but there is no Insurance against fire except through constant watchfulness and the main tenance of conditions which make for safety. Health boards In various cities are distributing circulars giving Instruc tions as to the best way of getting rid of that pestiferous nuisance the house fly. The insect Is correctly described as one of the most effective dissem lnators of germs of various kinds of particularly dangerous diseases, in cluding typhoid fever, and there is not the slightest doubt that many deaths, much suffering and a great deal of expense may be traced directly to this cause. Keep the flies out of the house as far ns possible and guard against the ills for which they are responsible. Some of the big transatlantic com panics are reporting large gains in re ceipts and profits over last year. This means an Increase in the carrying of American passengers and freight. And It goes to show how foreign shipown ers are being enriched at oc expense. When will American's make up their minds to provide a mercantile marine of, their own and save the money which they now pay to others? Everybody is In fnvor of good roads, the country needs them and no sound objections are urged against them. Why, then, should not the country get them? And why should not each state ! strive for the honor of being in the front rank in the movement? Now that Johnson and Jeffrie:; have had their fight and Halley's comet has tlii ippeared ami public mourning for King Edward has come to an end, it amy he supposed that the efforts to stir up a row between England and Germany will be resumed. These art the days when the "old swimming hole" has irresistible at tractions for the youngsters. But abil ity to swim should be an indispensa ble qualification to participating in the pleasures of bathing. A West Point cadet denied chewing gum on parade, but a hard hearted of ficer rudely Investigated and the of tender was dismissed, not for chew ing gum, but for lying about it. Missouri demands to be shown the j farmers that own automobiles. The i insinuation is that n great deal of j rolslnformaiton on that subject has ! been circulated. This is the time of year when a lit tie nonsense now and then is relished bv the best of men. Ten women were in the first bnsl ness trip of the great sky liner in Germany. That fact confirms the mod ern maxim that what man may do, women will do. In Russia it is against the law to marry more than five times. But even so. Russia is not an ideal country in which to reside. Killing flies has now become a duty that people owe to their country. A New Jersey woman was robbed of $2,000 worth of jewels on the trip over to this countr-*, which saved her the trouMit of attemtplug to smuggle them in. A Paris physician has discovered an anti typhoid vaccine. Now he’d bet ter get busy and discover a place to put it. Ire cream soda killed a man in Brooklyn, bat what f that? SMI If DIE DOCTORS THiNK MAYOR CAN SURVIVE UNLESS ELOOD POISON SETS fN. HIS CONDITION IS GRAVE No Attempt Yet Made to Remove Bul let Lodged in Brain. Wouldbe Assassin Remorselessly Telis of His Awfu! Crime. New York. —Unless blood 'poison develops, physicians at Mary’s hospital, Hoboken, are hopeful of the recovery of Mayor William J. Gaynor, , ho was shot In the head and serious ly wounded. The bullet struck the mayor be lling the right ear and ranged down ward, Inflicting a dangerous, though not necessarily fatal, wound. At his age, 59 years, such a wound is essen tially grave. The mayor is surrounded by spe cialists, while members of his family are gathered near, awaiting the out come with anxiety. On Tuesday, six X-ray negatives of the wound were taken to facilitate an operation for the removal of the bullet. The attempted assassination took place while the mayor stood on the promenade duck of the steamship Kaiser Wilhelm der Crosse. The bul lets were fired by James J. Gallagher, a discharged and disgruntled city em ploye. Gallagher was almost instant ly overpowered and arrested. The shot was fired at 8:45 o'clock in the morning, fifteen minutes before the Kaiser Wilhelm der Crosse was due to leave her pier at Hoboken, N. J . and the mayor was receiving godspeed from a group of friends pre paratory to a vacation trip to Europe. The big liner was gay with flags and ringing with shouted good-bys when the tragedy occurred. Most of those who had been aboard the ship to say farewell to friends or relatives uad gone ashore, but a little group remained to talk with the mayor. They were standing on the port side of the vessel, near the promenade deck forward, and were in the act of posing for a group photograph when Gallagher, unnoticed, pushed his way aimost, to the mayor's side and fired point blank at his head. He used a .38 cal her revolver and an examination latbr disclosed that the first cartridge had missed lire. This probably saved the mayor's life, for Gallagher, when he first pulled the trigger, was lees than two feet away. Backing away sightly In his excitement, he pulled tite trigger a second time and sent a bullet crash ing into the mayor's neck below the eur. William H. Edwards, couimlss'on er of street cleaning and former Princeton football star, lunged for ward with his 300 pounds just as Robert Adamson, the mayor’s secre tary, struck Gallagher's arm. As he :lld so a second shot pierced Edv'd’s sleeve, inflicting a slight flesh wound on the commissioner's tight arm, which remained undiscovered for hours because of the excitement. Un mindful of his wound, Edwards hit the man a crashing blow in the face and they crashed to the deck to gether, Gallagher struggling wjth the Strength of desperation and pulling viciously at the trigger In an attempt to tire another shot. But Edwards was too much for him. He rained blow after blow on Gallagher’s now bleeding face, while Adamson and Archibald if. Watson, corporation counsel for the city, flung themselves on the struggling two in an attempt to grasp the weapon. When Mr. Watson had obtained pos session of it, Edwards and Gallagher continued a bitter struggle about the deck, Edwards crying and shouting in his anger and excitement and Galla gher panting as exhaustion began to grip Ills limbs. When completely subdued In the former football star’s viselike grip, a pair of steel nippers were slipped on ilia wrists by a special officer aboard the ship and be was rushed through a hooting and threatening crowd off the vessel. Into an automobile and arraigned before Recorder McGovern of Hoboken. In the struggle w'th the man who attempted to take his life. Mayor Gaynor, though b.zdly wounded and bleeding from mouth and nose, did not once lose consciousness. The im pact of the bullet did npt cvoit throw him from bis feet, hut he raised his bands to bis ears and, with bis face contorted with pain, staggered in a daze and leaned limply across the ship's rail until Adamson came to his assistance. Then sou;-' one drew a steamer chair to his side amt into this the mayor sank with relief. A few min utes later he was removed to a state room, where tlie ship s surgeon tem porarily bandaged the wound, prepar atory to bis removal to St. Mary's hosp'tai. Rufus Gaynor. a son, was the only member of tile mayor's family pres ent when be was shot His wife and j other children were at the Guvnor j country place at St. James, L. • When Mrs. Gaynor was notified i '>>' telephone of the tragedy she made a spectacular run by auto- Council Takes No Action, Janesville- The charges made by t'itj Attorney Mayfield against Mav oi < aide. Chief of Police Applet*;- and the members of the fire and pj- Ihe comm sslon were submitted to the count il and were ordered placed on file without discussion or attempt at definite action. lie- defendants are charged with refusing to enforce the state law gov erning the liquor traffic and resorts. This act on of the city attorney follows r.n investigation on the part of the tire and police commission In which charges against the mavor and chief of police were declared ground less. Chained Up Little Boy. New York. -Pietro Niechitta was sentenced In Special Sessions to thir ty days in the Tombs for cruelty to Ms 10 year old sou Rosar o. On July 22 last an agent of the Chil dren's society found the boy chained to a stanchion of the stationary washtubs In Nicchltta'a flat at ;f> Stanton street. The boy. who had been there for three days, was held by a short length of dog chain fast ened with a lock to his right leg. Neighbors notified the society. The father cestified that Rosario was in corrigible and refused to attend achottt. nobile, accompanied fcv her son Nor man. crossed the Queensborough bridge to Manhattan, sped across the island to the-Hudson river and was taken to Hoboken in a police patrol boat. She was almost overcame when she reached St. Mary's b< a r.d was permitted to.see her utis band for but a moment. Sh“ was joined there shortly by Sire. .Ethel Vingut. a daughter, re cent y married, and they began the r vigil near the bedside. Gallagher, judging by appearances a.td actions, is npt a lunatic. His rn nd Is apparently as sound as any man’s of 50 odd years, but. be has nourished In his heart a hatred ever since he was discharged as a night w atchman In the department of docks and ferries in July last. Since then he has repeatedly written to the may or, anonymously and otherwise, harp ing on an obsession that he had been persecuted and demanding redress. He has even written to the gov ernor. and he went on board the Kaiser W lheln. der Grosse on Tues day with the expressed purpose of murdering the man whom he charged with having robbed him of his bread and butter. "You took the bread and butter out of my mouth,” he shouted as he approached the mayor. Then he lev eied the revolver and fired. The struggle about the deck ensued al most instantly. As he grappled with the man. Commissioner Edwards was heard shouting: "I’ve got him. I've got him." and as he pinned Gallaeher to the floor he beseeched those around him to bring a pair of hand cuffs. “He's my prisoner,” he al most sobbed. Many tried to belabor the pros trate Gallagher, and the excitement was iut< nse, but the ship’s officers used severe measures of discipline and effectually shielded the mayor in Ills stateroom. THREE-FOURTHS OF CROP Present Conditions in Wisconsin Only 75 Per Cent of Previous Ter, Years' Average. Washington. The crop growth throughout the United States was un favorable. during July, accord ng to the bureau of statistics of the de partment of agriculture in a state ment just issued. The deterioration was about 4.2 per cent, as compared with an average decline of 2.3 per cent during July. Aggregate crop conditions in the United States on Aug. 1 were 6.5 per cent lower than on Aug. 1 a year ago, and about 5.3 per cent lower than the average condition on Aug. 1 of the last ten years. However, the area under cultivation is about 3.2 per cent more than last year. Conditions average higher in New Hampshire. 25 per cent above the average, due largely to good hay prospects, and average lowest in North Dakota G 8 per cent below the average due to severe drought affect ing aii crops. By states, the aggregate of crop conditions on Aug. I. 100 represent ing the average on Aug. 1 of the last ten years, was as follows: Maine, 122: New Hampshire, 125: Vermont, 119; Massachusetts. 111: lthode Island. 101; Connecticut, 108; New York, 111: New Jersey, 102: Pennsylvania, 104; Delaware, 108; Maryland, 105; Virginia, 106; West Virginia, 99; North Carolina, 99; South Carolina, 98; Georgia, 96: Florida. 94: Ohio. 103; Indiana. 105; Hllno's. 101: Michigan. 93: Wiscon sin, 75: Minnesota, 85; lowa, 92; Missouri, 103: North Dakota, 41; South Dakota, si: Nebraska, 86; Kansas, 97; Kentucky, 98; Tennes see. 104: Alabama, 100: Mississippi. 101: Montana. 83; Wyoming. 74; Colorado, 86; New Mex’co, 85; Ari zona, lull; Utah. 94: Nevada. 102; Idaho, 91; Washington, 8S; Oregon, 106; California, 111. BARNS TO BE ERRECTED Court Leaves Question as to Use of the Buildings to a Future Trail. No Nuisance at Present. Juneau.—Judge M. L. Lueck (lied liis written decision on the motion to dissolve the preliminary injunction In the proceedings instituted by F. Ter ry Andrae against the* Wisconsin State board of agriculture and others. The decision directs that the pre liminary injunction be dissolved in sofar as it restrains the erection of the speed barns, but it leaves the question as to the use to which the buildings are to be put to be de termined at a future trial upon tlie merits. The judge, decides that the erection of the buildings upon the site deter mined is no* a nuisance in itself and the plaintiffs \ ill have an adequate remedy in a proper action !n ease the buildings are used in such a way as to become a nuisance. Five Crushed to Death. Cape May. -Five persons wers crushed to death when an express train on the Pennsylvania railroad dashed into an automobile at Mill Lane crossing on the West Jersey and Seashore lailroad. Tlie dead are Frederick W. Feldner and wife and Fritz Morgen thaler and wife and their chauffeur. M. C. Jones, all of Balti more. Mergenthaler was the son-in law of Mr. and Mrs. Feldner. The express struck the automobile squarely between the wheels and threw it and the ofeupants clear of the tracks. All five were instantly 1 killed. Owen Found in Fulton. Dubuque.- William Oweu. Platte viile. Wis.. who has been missing, has been found in Fulton. 111. He was in Dubuque and. It is said, became confused and went to Fulton, where the officers caught him In the act of jumping off the bridge with a brick attached to his nock by a rope. 11l health and advancing years are given as the cause of his condition. He is a well to do farmer living seven tulles north of Plattevllle. Dies in Foot of Water. Hayward.- Thelma Amidon. the 2 year old daughter of George Amidon, was drowned in a brook back of the residence. The child had been in the habit of walking to her grandparents' and was absent an hour without be ing missed. The mother later started to seek the child and found she had fallen off a footbridge and was ly ing in a foot of water. The child's gtandfather was drowned a year ago in Namakagon river, near the house. “IDBB!” SECREIS BARED BY GORE McMurray Show" to Have Oper ated Campaign of Telegrams. SHERMAN IS NAMED AGAIN Dispatch in Which Vice President Is Referred to As Party to Plan Is Read at In quiry. McAlester, Qkla. While J. F. McMurray. described by Senator Gore as the king pin of them all in tracts by which he and his associates would be able to obtain ten per cent, attorney’s fees on the sale of $30,000,- 000 worth of land owned by the Indi ans, the Indians themselves were be ing urged to send telegrams to Wash ington recommending the sale. A few days before May 6. on which date Senator Gore charged he was of fered a $25,000 or $50,000 bribe to in duce congress to approve the con tracts, McMurray telegraphed to Okla homa: “Send not less than fifty let ters and telegrams anti keep up the work for a week at different towns; looks better here. We will win, I know.” This evidence was brought out in the Investigation of the land deal be fore the congressional committee. Senator Gore said he introduced it to show the activity of the “lobby” at Washington at the time the bribe is alleged to have been made. References to Vice-President Sher man and Senator Charles Curtis of Kansas were made In a letter Intro duced by Senator Gore. It had been explained by congressman C. F. Creager that he and Richard Adams had called upon President Taft and that the president had announced his disapproval of a plan to reopen the tribal rolls so that more claimants might enter, and his approval of set tling the Indian land question. President Taft, it was said, wrote a .letter to that effect and de lared his willingness to have it given wide pub licity. After the letter was made pub lic George Scott wrote to Mr. Adams at Washington: “Please say to the president that his course Is to be com mended. He has placed himself on record in his letter to you as against the reopening of rolls and for a set tlement of our affairs. His office will give prestige to our demands. With Mr. McMurray there to state our claims, with Mr. Curtis and Mr. Sher man, who understand better than others what, we want, and with the assistance of the president, it begins to look like we are coming into our own." Senator Gore stated he had not in troduced the letter because of the meution of Vice-President Sherman and Senator Curtis. The latter, to gether with President Taft, it already hud been shown in previous testimony, had declared themselves against the 10 per cent, fee clause in the McMur ray contracts. CASHIER KILLED; GIRL SOUGHT. Arkansas Bank Officer Slain iViysteri ously in Memphis. Memphis, Tenn. Edwin Boy sen, cashier of the Bank of Wheat ley, Ark., was either killed by Miss Eva Goldberg or shot himself acci dentally in the Goldberg apartments here. The young woman and her mother were examined by the police. They both asserted that the shooting was accidental, the weapon being in Miss Goldberg’s hands when it was discharged and she being engaged in a playful scuffl with Boysen. A coroner's jury returned a verdict that the death was occasioned by Miss Goldberg or Boysen accidentally in either case. I.ater Attorney General Estes swore out a warrant for 'he young woman’s arrest and officers are seeking her now. Boysen occupied a room in the Goldberg flat. CARS STONED IN COLUM3US. Effort to Operate Street Railway With out Soldiers Partial Failure. Columbus. O. The first efforts to run Columbus street cars With out military protection resulted In partial failure. The stoning of cars began early last evening, and two hours later the company began order ing cars into the barns. All the troops except the Third regiment left the city during the day. A battalion of the Third was kept in the statehouse yard last night. Kills Neighbor in Family Row. Charleston. Mo.—Raymond Nally, a bachelor of Birds' Point, was shot and killed by Lee Whalen, a neighbor Whalen was brought bere. Con stable Brown said Whalen related a tale of domestic trouble. Doctor Roller’s Ribs Broken. New York—News reached here Tuesday of the serious injury In Lon dc of Dr. B. F. Roller, the American wrestler. He broke two ribs In a con test with Gama, the East Indian w restler. lowa’s Corn Crop Looks Good. Dcs Moines, la. —Prospects for lowa’s corn crop are better than tbe average for ten years, despite dry conditions, so the weekly buPetln of the lowa crop bureau stated Tues day. Woman Sleep Walker Hun in Fill. St. Louis. —Mrs. Julia lUcnus, forty two rears old, while walking in her sleep Monday, climbed out of a third story window and fell 40 f~e: to the ground, landing in a truck garden. She suffered on! a broken arm and a few bruises. Six Hurt by Blast. Bingham, Utah —Six Austrians were blown up Monday In the dis charge of a blast on the route of the new Binghani-Garfleld railroad. Two others may die. REVENUE UNDER TARIFF LARGER B v *75,000,000 Treasury Figures Show Big Advance Over 1907, Which Wae Banner Year. Washington. According to the treasury department’s figures the Payne-A'.drlch tariff law. during Its first year, has produced $75,000,000 more revenue than was ever collected In any year in the history of the coun try gave in 1907, whiew was the ban ner year. During the flifct full year, ended last Saturday night, the total ordinary re ceipts. including customs, ordinary In ternal revenue, corporation tax and miscellaneous, aggregating $678,850.- 816, exceeded disbursements by $20.- 214,029. These ordinary receipts were larger by $15,000,000. approximately, than during 1907, and the 1907 re ceipts exceeded those of any other year of record by almost $60,000,000. Although there was a deficit of $58,- 734,955 In the ordinary operations of the government in the fiscal year end ed June 30, 1909, there was a surplus of more than $20,000,000 in the year which ended last Saturday, according to the department. SCORES APE SAVED Passengers and Crew Escape From Sinking Steamship Off Alaska. Juneau, Alaska. The Canadian Pacific steamer Princess May struck the north peer of Sentinel islet and sank within two hours. The panic-stricken passengers aboard were loaded Into light boats and conveyed ashore In safety. Again the wireless played a prom inent part In the wreck. Within an hour after the Princess May ran on the reef every wireless station along the coast had recorded appeals for aid. Two fast cutters reached Sentinel Islet before the funnels of the ship disap peared beneath the water. Impenetrable fog and gloom en veloped the Princess May when she struck with a crash on the north reef, tearing out almost her entire bottom. The passengers and mat y of the crew were In their berths, and a wild rush for the decks followed the splinter ing and grinding as the rocks tore through the vessel’s hull. Women were among the passengers and added to the uproar with their scream* as they tried to climb into the lifeboats even before they were freed Trom the davits. Captain McLeod, who was in his berth when the ship struck, ordered the boat crews to work and drove the passengers back to the cabins for their valuables. The Princess May be gan to sink immediately after she rammed the reef. CHOLERA DEATH RATE IS HIGH. 6.944 Die of Scourge in Russia Within a Week. St. Petersburg.—Russia's scourge, the cholera, continues to spread with alarming rapidity, particularly in the southern mining districts and in ttiis city, where the conditions are fast approaching the proportions of the great epidemic of 1908. Figures furnished by the central sanitary bureau show that in the week from July 24-30 there were 15,244 cases of cholera and 6,944 deaths. A report from the United Mine Own ers’ association, covering 48 mines and four foundries, gives 2,970 cases and 1.250 deaths. The extent of the panic among the miners is shown by figures furnished from 18 mines, from which 18,000 of the 46.000 employes have tied. MONTANA FIRES ARE SPREADING. Governor Asks Railroads to Assist in Fighting Forest Flames. Helena. Mont. So serious has the forest fire situation in north western and western Montana become that* Governor Norris has telegraphed the presidents of the three transcon tinental railroads beseeching their co operation in fighting the fkitues. Anew and fierce burning is report ed at the head of the Bitter Root val ley, while the Stillwater valley of latherd county Is still one of the worst antagonists the fighters have es sayed to control, and as yet ineffectu ally. Still another fierce ftre has bro ken out along Nine Mile creek. The authorities have received advices that lead to the belief that many of the fires are incendiary. PAYS $65 FOR 10 SECONDS’ NAP. Victim Closes Eyes While Stranger “Doubles His Roll.” Cleveland. O. John Milan of Cleveland, a passenger aboard a steamer that arrived from Detroit, told the police he met a man on the boat who told him he could hold money In his hands aud double it in ten sec onds. "I gave him SGS la bills; all I had.” sjdd Milan, "and be told me to close my eyes amd count ten. I did so. When I opened mv eyes be was gone ” Twenty-Six Go Down With Schooner. Nassau, The Bahamas. —The schoon er Emma, bound from Nassau to Ina gua with laborers on board for South America, was lost near Castle Island Monday during a storm and 24 men and two women, all negroes, were drowned. Five survivors got ashore. Quarantine for Infantile Paralysis. Seattle. Wash. —Dr. J. E. Crichton, commissioner of health, has issued an order requiring that all cases of in fantile paralysis be placed under strict quarantine as soon as reported. Roosevelt to Visit China. Peking—Colonel Roosevelt will visit China, probably next year. Prince Tsai Tao. when he met him in London, extended a cordial invitation and Mr. Roosevelt has promised to come. Wears Hobble Skirt; Is Hurt. New York —Wearing her first hobble skirt. Miss Lilian Shuttleworth. twen ty three years old. of New Rochelle, tried to run down a steep incline at Glen Island Saturday and sustained a j fracture of her left leg when she I tripped uad tell $2,000,000 FIRE IN BOSTON BUSINESS CENTER City Obliged to Call on Neighboring Towns for Aid—Fifty Homes Burned. Boston. Fanned by a heavy south west gale flames which caused-a loss of nearly $2,000,009 last night for a time seriously threatened the business section of Boston. The flames were first discovered in the lumber yard of Blacker and Shepard and within a few minutes had spread until Dover and Albany streets were a mass of flamps. A general alarm called all the fire apparatus in the city to the scene and later a call for help was sent to Brookline, Cambridge and Somerville and all the available fire fighting ap paratus in those towns was rushed to the scene of the conflagration. Two lumber yards, fifty tenement houses and the Dover street bridge were in flames at one time. Three pieces of fire apparatus were lost by the department because of the rush of the flames. Several firemen and many policemen had narrow escapes from serious injury. Many of the tenement house dwellers In the fire zone also had narrow escapes from the rapidly spreading flames. Hundreds of pounds of dynamite were used to blow up buildings on both Dover and Albany streets to stop the progress of the conflagration, which was sweeping toward Washing ton street and the great shopping and business district when it was checked. While this fire was in progress an other which threatened to be nearly as large raged in the wholesale dis trict in the heart of the city, in the five-story stone building at Nos. 55-59 High street, occupied by the H. W. Johns-Manville company. The build ing was completely destroyed. Loss $400,000. PASTOR 80 TO MARRY GIRL 22. Former Moderator of Presbyterian General Assembly to Wed. St. Louis, Mo. Miss Margaret Duncan, a society, leader In Louisville. Ky., has been announced as the yoi> ig woman who is to be married to Rev. Dr. H. Johnson of St. Lo"to. Mr. Johnson is nearly eighty years old and the young woman Is twenty-two. The announcement of the engage ment was made by Mrs. Herrick J. Gray, who is a sister of Doctor John son. Doctor Johnson is widely known throughout the country, especially among the clergy of the Presbyterian church. He served at one time as moderator of the general assembly, the highest clerical office NOSE COUNT TOTAL DUE OCT. 15. Census Figures for United States Ex pected to Show 90,000,000. Washington.—The people of the United States will learn their true number, as revealed by the official count of the thirteenth census, about October 15. It is generally believed the number will be about 90,000,000. This belief is based on the fact that an increase slightly In excess of the 13,000,000 increase during the previous decade would bring the population in 1910 to the 90,000,000 mark. In two cities evidence of fraud has been discovered, and in one. Great Falls, Mont., a prosecution has been undertaken for fraudulent enumera tion. ADOPT ANTi-LOBBYING BILL. Lower House of Georgia Legislature Passes a Drastic Measure. Atlanta, Ga. A drastic anti lobbying bill was passed by the lower house of the Georgia assembly by a vote-of 118 to 3. Its passage is as sured in the senate. The bill requires that "any one representing a person, firm or corporation for or against leg islation*’ must register his name and that of his employer and designate the bill he is interested ifl. Violation is made a felony. TWO KILLED, 7 HURT BY BLAST. Corn Products Company’s Granite City Glucose Plant Wrecked. St. Louis. —Spontaneous combus tion caused an explosion at the glu cose works of the Corn Products and Refining company in Granite City, 111., incincerating two men whose names are unknown, fatally in juring six others, and seriously In juring another workman. The explo sion was In the six-story building used as a storage house for a dry powdered product of corn. PENNSY PROFESSOR DROWNS. Dr. Charles H. Shaw, Biologist, Dies During Botanical Expedition. Philadelphia. News has reached here that Dr. Charles H. Shaw, professor of biology in the Uni versity of Pennsylvania, was drowned in Klnbasket lake, near Revelstoke, P C. Dr. Shaw was conducting a bot anical expedition through Canada. Attack Big Butter Concern. Trenton. N. J —Judge Cross of the federal district court Monday appoint ed receivers for the American Prod ucts; company, which, the petitioning creditors assert, is insolvent. The concern is a large manufacturer and refiner of butter and has plants in Illinois. Ohio and Michigan. Mayor Shoots and Kills Self. Winnipeg. Man —Mayor Scott of Pincher Creek, Alberta. shot and killed himself Monday with a shotgun. Army Bars Oaths and Slang. Camp Perry, O.—The range officers detailed for duty at the national rifle tournament by the war department were Saturday ordered to refrain from profanity and sl'ig in conducting the big shooting match. U. S. and Portugal Fix Tariff. Ids bon. —A complete agreement in the tariff negotiations between Portu gal and the United States was official ly announced Saturday. Each nation grants the other the most favored na tion agreement. LOU BILLINGS IS SPEEDY. Daughter of Lou Dillon Goes Exhibi tion Mile in 2:12%. Cleveland. O. —The second day of the North Randall Grand cir cuit meet was featured by a mile in 2:12% by Lou Billings, three-year-old daughter of John A. McKerron, 2:04% and Lx*u Dillon, 1:58%; Country Jay's half mile in 1:01% in the second heat of the 2:03 trot and the battle of Fuzz Johnson, driven by F. G. Jones of Memphis and Dora, the Winans Eng lish mare, for the 2:15 trot. The last race alone required extra heats. Fuzz Johnson winning the third and fourth, the last under wraps in a downpour of rain. Josie Mac won the first, Dora the second. Earl Jr.. SSO to S3O favorite, toyed with his field in the 2:10 pace. In the 2:14 pace, Ed Geers drove the Abbe. >SO to $25 favorite, to a vic tory in three straight beats, the fast est in 2:04. CAR HITS AUTO, GIRL KILLED. Priest, Driving Machine, Fails to See Approaching Trolley. Springfield, 111. Miss Irene Dodge of Normal was killed and Herman Scantlan of Athens severely injured Tuesday night when an automobile, driven by Rev. Father T. M. Moore of Athens was struck by a street car. Father Moore and Miss Myra Bell, the fourth occupant of the car, es caped Injury. The priest and the three • others were on their way to an amusement park when the accident occurred. The car came upon them at a turn, strik ing the rear wheels of the auto and throwing It against a tree, without, however, disabling it. Miss Dodge jumped or was thrown and fell in front of the car. She was killed in stantly. JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER FINED SB. Oil King, Through Employe, Plead3 Guilty to Speeding Auto. * Cleveland. O. “John D. Rocke feller, charged with speeding an automobile, pleaded guilty and was fined five dollars and costs, amounting to three dollars.” Thus reads the records of the court of Squire Dean of South Euclid vil lage Mr. Rockefeller did not appear in court but sent his superintendent instead. The latter admitted his mas ter’s guilt and handed over eight dol lars, but as the warrant was issued for John D. Rockefeller himself, Jus tice Dean made the entry as given above. FISH IMPERILS THREE LIVES. Launch Narrowly Escapes Niagara When Sturgeon Leaps Aboard. Niagara Falls, N. Y. A 150-pound sturgeon nearly • t a party of three in a motor boat over the falls Tues day night. Opposite La Salle, two miles above the falls, the fish leaped for the searchlight in the boat, missed it, struck and seriously In jured Nellie Johnson, and then thresh ing about in the boat, disabled the engine. The sturgeon was finally subdued with oars. Meanwhile the boat was being swept rapidly towards the cataract. George Allen, hearing cries of distress, sped out in a launch and towed the party ashore. THINKS CRIPPEN ARREST VOID Quebec Attorney Raises Question of Official Jurisdiction. Quebec. A novel point in fa vor of Dr. JL H. Crippen and Ethel Leneve, awaiting return to England to answer for the murder of Belle El more, Crippen's actress-wife, was raised nere by a local newspaper. On the authority of a Montreal crim inal lawyer it is contended their ar rest was illegal because made by Que bec provincial police in federal terri tory, as they were seized on an oceau liner while on a navigable river. 69,647 IN EVANSVILLE, INDIANA. Akron, 0., According to Cevsus Fig ures, Has 69.067. Washington. Evansville, Ind. has a population of 69,647, accord ing to the thirteenth decennial cen sus figures. This is an increase of 10,640, or 18 per cent, over 1900. The population of Akron, 0., is 69,- 007. This is an increase of 26,339, or 61.6 per cent, over 1900. Colorado Springs, Col., has a popula tion of 29,078, an increase of 7,993, or 31.9 per cent, over 1900. PYTHIANS TO RERATE CLASS 4. Supreme Lodge Decides Vital Question Concerning Policy-Holders. Milwaukee. The supreme lodge, Knights of Pythias, decided to rerate policy-holders in the fourth class Of the insurance department, be ginning January 1, 1911. Tne proposi tion of taking care of the members in this class was one of the most vital questions confronting the order. BetrotlHl Story Is Denied. New York. —Senator Stephen B. El kins of West Virginia arrived in this city Taesday and most emphatically denied the cabled reports from Italy that his daughter, Katherine, is en gaged to the Duke of Cie Abruzzl. $4,000 in Opium Seized. Kansas City, Mo. —More than $4,000 worth of opium war taken from the tea store of Jim Long Tuesday by po lice who raided the place here. The drug was packed in a trunk ready for shipment. Big Gain by Socialists. New York. —A report detailing the progress of the Socialist party throughout the United States for the last three years, compiled by officers of the party here, shows a gain of more than 50 per cent, in that time. Drown Child in Play. Mason City, la. —Children In play Monday poured a lot of water down the throat of Ralph, four-year-oid son of J. A. Calmar, and he only lived an hour later. The water went into hitti lungs and he was drowned.