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THE WEEKLY LEADER
(Successor to Watertown Republican i Thr Leader is Entered at the soooml-rlaHs i&atlor SI.CO Per Year Strictly in Advance. Ka in I >J- <-opy Ire;-. Ad vertlHlng Rob-s are I- iirnislicd on Application. j s wit i. * Publish* i. ic ■■-- ■.;> " S- r CONGRESS IN SESSION. Saute. i 1 lie postal savings bank bill was re ceived by the Senate on the 27th, re ferred to committee. A bill for the dis position of Indian lands in Sooth Dakota ■ti} lot was passed, but not until Senators Dore and Burkett had bitterly assailed the system. I he Senate spent more than two hours fjn the —Bth in a fruitless academic dis cussion of the tariff, Mr. Bodge contend ing that the rates of duty have no ef fect on the price of living and Senator Bacon taking the contrary view. Mr. .■Gal linger and Mr. Bailey indicated that tliey would oppose the postal sai digs baiiK hill. '[ he Gore resolution for an inquiry into the cost of transportation of second class mail matter was re ferred to the committee on postofiices and post roads. i lie Senate was not in session on the 29th. Senator Carter spoke at length on the 31st on the postal savings hank bill and answered some objections by Mr. Hey burn. The entire time of tlie Senate on the .'lst was devoted to a discussion of the P‘)s'al savings bank bill. Senator Davis declared that the bill as it stood was in the interest of the national banks, while Senator Smith of Michigan thought the measure might prove a piague instead of a blessing. W. K, Purcell was sworn in as successor if Senator Thompson of J'jorth Dakota, who was appointed last Saturday to succeed the late Senator Johnson. Mr. Thompson resigned on account of illness. 'I lie urgent deficiency and the army hills passed the Senate on tlie 2nd. car ry'tip a combined appropriation of $102,- OOO.ixM). The postal savings bank bill was discussed tit length. A bill exempt ing certificates of indebhsJncss and re quiring the payment of the principal of Panama canal bonds, previously passed by the House, was acted upon favorably House. Animated debate and political speeches the order of the day In the House on the 27ili, tin subject being the agri cultural appropriation bill. Mr. Bonleli upheld the Payne tariff law. and the Uciii.se adjourned at 5:12. Mr, Douglas suggested creation of a committee on budget so that war ex penses could be kept down in the inter ests of agricultural appropriations ~u the 28th. General debate on the agri cultural bill was concluded. An effort on the part of southern members to have increased from $215- 000 to $500,000 the appropriation car ried in the agricultural hill for a studj and demonstration of methods of con trolling the boll weevil was the topic of chief interest in the House on the 29th. but the abscence of a quorum forced early adjournment. Mr. Simms T mnessec. denied that his colleagues abused their franking privilege. •To make the principal of Panama bonds payable in gold and to exempt from taxation certificate* of indebted ness authorizes! by the Payne Aldrich tariff law. the House on the .“.Ist passed si joint resolution reported from the committee on ways and means by Repre sentative Payne. Mistakes in the enact ment of the law. Mr. Payne explained, made this legislation necessary. The agricultural appropriation bill was be fore the House during nearly all the session. Criticism of the bureau of forestry. led by Representatives Mondell of Wyoming and Taylor of Colorado, was the chief feature of the proceedings of the Home on the Ist. The agricultural appropria tion hill continued before the House throughout the day. After a long debate the census bill was passed in in the House on the 2nd. pro viding for amendment to the present law so that there should he an enumera tion of cattle slaughtered and hides pro duced in country slaughtering houses, to gether with a provision for an enumera tion of information concerning irrigated lands. Charges of partisanship in the taking of the census were numerous. Democratic members insisting that a nonpartisan census was impossible un less enumerators were appointed from men of both political parties. INJUSTICE IN NEW YORK. How an Innocent Boy Was Railroaded Into the Penitentiary. There have been a large number of instances recently in which the supreme court of New York has seen tit n> cen sure the action of the judges of the court of special sessions. Justice Seabnri had one of these eases be ore him recently, and the apparent error the judge had committed was promptly remedied by the granting of a certificate <d reason able doubt. A 17-year-old hoy named Balvaioie I’ieillo was charged with vio lating Section 405 of the Penal Code, ■which makes it a misdemeanor to enter the premises of another without Ids -on- j Kent, when it may he proved that such entry was for the purpose of committing I n crime. The boy worked in a printing otliee at .one time, but being out of em ployment sought work elsewhere. He went to the office of the American Shirt Waist company, on West Third street. While waiting in the outer office an .ni cer of the company happened along, and seeing the boy there called a policeman and had him arrested. When brought Up for trial the judge questioned the hoy as to this business, lie said he was a printer looking for work. The judge then exclaimed: "A printer, and looking for a job in a shirtwaist factory: Guilty. One year in the penitentiary? Ex-District Attorney Jaui*s- E. Braude declared the decision an outrage and said he would appeal the case. A stenographic report of this pro ceeding was submitted to Justice Sea bury. But in the mean time the boy bad been taken to the penitentiary. When Justice Seabury handed down Ids decision, he said: "The slat* proved that lie did not commit a crime. Notwith standing is he has been convicted and sentenced to prison. Application is granted, and the warden of the peniten tiary is directed to release the defendant and return him to the custody of the sheriff, witerse he may be admitted to bail in $5003' The boy was brought back to the Tombs and bail furnished. But he Las be* m a convict, and has no redress as far as the law is concerned. German Army Expensive. Germany is spending more than ever on her army, according to Col. Gaedke, the German military expert, who con tributes to the Tageblatt an article ia which he states; "It has been boasted that there are secret economies so that the requirements of the German army have been reduced by $5,750,000 iu com parison with last year’s expenditure. It must, however, be noticed that these reduced demands apply solely to the ex tra e-dinar.r estimates, whereas ordinary estimates have been increased bv 250,000. —Drug clerks in Norway get from $375 to $530 a year. THIRTY-FIVE ARE DEAD IN LATEST MINE DISASTER BODIES OF THIRTY-THREE VICTIMS OF KENTUCKY EXPLOSION ARE RECOVERED. ML ARE INSTANTLY KILLED. Shaft Always Gave Inspectors Uneasi ness on Account of Peculiar Gas Conditions. FOREMAN OF WORKINGS MISSING. DRAKESBORO. Ky., Feb. 2 A telephone message from the Browder aiine at 8 o’clock this morning places the number of dead in Tuesday's explo sion at thirty-five. The bodies of thir ty-three have been recovered. Several men were injured. The missing are Peter Kelly, the mine foreman, and one other man. About half a dozen are injured. While there was still doubt as to the number of men in the mine at the lime of the explosion, it was reported that there might not have been more than fiftj. The explosion is believed to have been caused by a miner’s lamp igniting gas in an unused room. The force of the explosion was apparently sufficient to cause instant death to all the men in tin* eastern wing where the mishap oc curred. Cars and heavy timbers wore blown about like kindling wood. Crowd About Shaft. Within a few minutes after the first news of the explosion the inhabitants of (lie little mining town were crowding wildly about the shaft. Women and children, crazed with grief, pleaded with those in charge of the mine for news of the entombed men. They were spared one of tin horrors of the other recent disasters, namely, long suspense. With in a few minutes after the explosion the fans had sucked the workings almost clean of deadly gases and rescue parties were able to descend and begin to dig through the wreckage. No tire followed the explosion, and the ventilating appa ratus was unharmed by the shock. The rescue party found a scene of de struction that left no doubt as to the fate of the men. The first bodies re covered were in fairly good condition, the men having been smothered to death and not mangled by the explosion, but as the party pushed on, they found bodies so mutilated as to be unrecognizable. Foreman Thought to Be Dead. Peter Kelly, the missing foreman, has been in mine accidents before and fre quently told his wife that should an ex plosion ever occur where he was at work he would escape somewhow, either by rushing to the airshaft or to some safe part of the mine, and the members ot his family are still hopeful that he lias iescaped the fate of the men. The mine officials, however, fear that Kelly is dead. State Mine Inspector C. J. Norwood said that the Browder mine had given the inspectors some uneasiness on ac count of a peculiar gas condition, and therefore had been inspected oftener than required by law. The mine has been visited at least once a month. BURY VICTIMS OF PRIMHRO DISASTER. Desolate and Pathetic Little Procession Follows Bodies from Morgue to Railway Station. PRIMEKO, Colo., Feb. 2. It was a desolate and pathetic little procession to day that followed the bodies recovered from the Primero mine from the tempor ary morgue in the machine shop to the train which took them to Trinidad for burial. Led by Father l)e Pahua, who has labored with them constantly since the disaster, women and children clad in the pitiful attempts at mourning which the company stores affords, filed silently into the cars after the coffins which were carried by the grimy men who had risked life to save the victims. None but the coroner's jury and the officials of the company had been allowed to see the bodies until this morning when friends and relatives carried the “Sunday suits” to the machine shop to dress the bodies for burial, pinning on the breasts of the dead the badges of fraternal socie ties and placing in the hands of each Austrian a little Bible. Bodies Not Identified. Although several bodies were recov ered early this morning, they have not been identified and will be held to he in spected by the coroner’s jury. Graves have been dug for the bodies to be buried in the Catholic cemetery at Trinidad. Three big drays, the only available sub stitute for hearses, will carry the bodies from the train to the graves. The main slope of the mine has now been cleared of black damp and the res cue parties are now clearing the work ings which suffered least from the explo sion. A tin dinner bucket saved the life of Leonardo A'irgen. the only man rescued alive. A'irgen must have been working near the point of the explosion, bur when he was thrown by the shock and felt the puff of th.- flames and gas he held the bucket tigfit about his face, stuffing his cap about the edges, and staggered to comparative safety. Lives have been risked recklessly in the at tempts to rescue the entombed men. and yet scores of miners are waiting patient ly for a chain e to go below. Relief for Destitute. Everything possible has been done for the destitute families here. The Colorado Supply company, a subsidiary of the Col orado Fuel and Iron company, is furnish ing provisions and other supplies to the bereaved families. In addition, contribu tions are coming in to aid th destitute. It is extremely improbable that the full roster of dead will ever be given the last rites that their families and friends would observe, for conditions in the deeper workings indicate that many of the victims were literally blown to pieces. Fragments of the shattered steel-jaeketed lamps the miners carried are probably all that will ever be found. Shreds of human flesh with these jagged bits of lamps wore found this morning by explorers who approached the spot where the explosion occurred. Plumbers Strike for Helpers. RACINE. AA’is.. Feb. 2.—A1l journey men plumbers in the city are on strike. For three years no apprentices have been allowed in different plumbing estab lishments. Master plumbers notified the journeymen plumbers’ union that on aud after February 1 apprentices would be employed. A committee was named to submit a proposition that one helper or apprentice be allowed for every three plumbers employed iu a shop. It is probable that the trouble will be set tled on thw basis. Mail Robbery Suspect Flees. BRILLION. U'is.. Feb. 2.—Fred Al ton of Forest Junction, out on bail for robbing the mails, has disappeared, ac companied by Jack Egan. The father of Alteu is prostrated. MORE PERISH IN MINE SIXTY-EIGHT KNOWN DEAD IN MEXICO EXPLOSION. _ 3 Fifty Working on High Levels, Escape While Others Are Caught in the Death Trap. SAN ANTONIO. Tex.. Fob. 3.—Six ty-eight known dead and no accurate estimate of the number still buried un der tons of eoal is the record of Wednes day's explosion in the Palau mine in the state of Coahnila. Mex., the latest jf an unprecedented series of mine dis asters which has been sweeping this continent. The explosion took place while the men were at work. Fifty men working on higher levels readied the surface in safety, but the remainder, variously es timated at from To to 100, were caught in the death trap. By nightfall OS bodies had been brought to the surface, together with 8 more alive, but badly wounded. Late in the afternoon lie accumulation of smoke and p.is u i> gases became so dangerous that th; work of rescue was postponed until Thursday morning. The Palau mine is the property of the Coahnila Coal Aiming company, and is considered one of the best equipped in Mexico. It has all the modern provisions for the safety of workmen. Thus far the cause of the explosion is shrouded in mystery. All day the of ficials were so busy superintending the recovery of the dead that no investiga tion of tlie blast was made. CANNOT BRING UP BODIES FROM MINE. Miles of Underground Passages in St. Paul Shaft Are Found Badly Blocked. CIIEKUY. H 1... Feb. 3.—Alter three days of incessant labor, only 400 feet of the many miles of underground passages of llie Si. Paul mine are open, and it is problematic as to when tlie IG7 bodies can be brought to the surface. Every effort is being made to clear a runway from the main shall to the air pit. This object may be accomplished by tonight, and then a search for bodies can be made. and I lie corpses discovered Wednesday can be removed. An inspection of the cleared portion of (lie second level showed that from 1 lie bottom of the main shaft d.lO feet west ward fur 250 feet the principal road is in good shape. Some of tlie heavy tim bers n (Aar the shaft are charred, but are solid. The chief passage to the east is walled up. Behind this wall is a smol dering tire. Back of the lire lie about 100 dead miners as they fell on Novem ber Id, when the flames started. About 250 feet west of the shaft the bottom level ends in a blind alley, in which lie two mules covered with disin fectants. These mules kicked viciously at several miners as the men ran for life through the smoky passageways after the mine fire began. One miner was kicked unconscious and could not escape. His companion was injured so severely as to be vet under the care of a surgeon. PIU.MERO. Polo., Feb. d—Although some express a belief that men will be taken alive from the main mine of the Colorado Fuel and Iron company, where an explosion occurred Tuesday, old min ors who have penetrated nearly all the workings say ii is hardly possible that the death list will be less than seventy five. Thirty-eight of the fifty bodies re covered will be buried in Trinidad today. Nineteen Austrians, live Hungarians, nine Japanese and live .negroes xvill be buried, though each group will be placed in a separate plot. M’KERROW MAY RESIGN President of Wisconsin State Board of Agriculture Is Boosted for Secre tary of Shropshire Association. MADISON. Wis.. Feb. 3.—[Special.] —(leorge McKorrow, president of the Wisconsin state board of agriculture, may become secretary of the American Shropshire association. His qualifica tions for the post were testified to by the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders’ associa tion in a resolution adopted Wednesday night, but not made public until this afternoon. It is not known whether Air. AlcKerrow will become a candidate for the position, but it is known that lie probably can have it if lie wants it. Should lie accept lie would cease his ac tivities in state agricultural circles. TAFT ASKS DEMOCRAT. John Vertrees of Tennessee Requested to Take Charge of Defense in Bal linger-Finchot Case. WASHINGTON. D. C., Feb. 3.—John Vertrees of Nashville, a loader of the Tennessee bar, a Democrat and warm personal friend of President Taft has been asked to take charge of the ease for the defense in the Ballinger-Pinchot congressional investigation and is now on the way to Washington to consult with Attorney General Wifkersham and of ficials of the land office. Air. Vertrees probably will also confer with President Taft, as the friendship between the two men is one of long standing. WON’T MARRY HOTELMAN. Mrs. Mary Chenevert Denies That She Will Be Bride No. 5. NEENAII. Wis.. Feb. 3.—Denying that she has married or ever will marry Arthur Gallant, a Fond du Lac hotel keeper. Airs. John Chenevert is confined to her home, ill as a result of the shock when she read in the papers that "she was going to Aleuominee Wednesday night to marry Gallant, which marriage would make the fifth matrimonial ven ture of Gallant.’’ Airs. Chenevert’s daughter says there is absolutely no truth in the report: that Gallant applied for a job as clerk at the Bussell house, was refused, and then returned to Fond du Lac. after which th(> fake announcement came out. Airs. Chenevert will take steps' to bring the originators of the report to answer in court. WEYERHAUSER QUITS BANKS. Lumber King Takes First Step Toward Retirement from All Business. CHIPPEWA FALLS. Wis.. Feb. 3. —Frederick Weyerhauser today resigned as a director of the First National hank of this city and will also retire from the directorates <>f about thirty hanks in the northwest. This marks his gradual re tirement from active business operations of ail kinds. Thomas McCarty Passes Away. MANITOWOC. Wis.. Feb. 3.—[Spe cial.] —Thomas McCarty, former under sheriff and prominent Democrat of the county, died at Clintonville, where he had resided for four years past. He formerly owned one of the largest and most valuable farms in Alanitowoc coun ty. Death was due to heart failure and was sudden. Gasoline-Cleaned Gloves Ignite. SHEBOYGAN. AA'is.. Feb. 3.—Herman Lindeke met with painful burns by his gloves catchcg fire just after they were washed in gasoline. He proceeded to light a cigar when the glove on the left hand ignited from the gasoline. He tried to tear off the burning glove with bis right band, which glove also ignited. SHIP ’SUBSIDY BILL ADOPTED IN COMMITTEE HUMPHREY MEASURE ORDERED FAVORABLY REPORTED AFTER STORMY SESSION. OPPOSED BY THE DEMOCRATS. Author Accused of Insincerity by At torney Representing Merchants’ As sociation of New York. WILSON SEES BIT OF RAILROADING WASHINGTON. D. C., Feb. 3—The Humphrey ship subsidy bill was ordered favorably reported today by the House committee on merchant marine and fish eries. The vote was 10 to 7. Representative Wilson of Illinois and Swazev of Maine voted with the Demo crats against the nill. Representatives Hobson of Alabama and Maynard of Virginia both were absent. The vote was taken after a very stormy session. It was the very first hearing that had been held on the meas ure. and the opponents were taken com pletely by surprise when Mr. Humphrey announced, after a session of two hours, that the committee would go into execu tive session to consider the bill. Alexander Makes Objection. Representative Alexander objected. "You mean you are going to vote on this bill today?” he said. "Yes. sir,” replied Mr. Humphrey, sharply. "Protest against this railroading.” de clared Mr. Alexander. Representatives Wilson and Hardy joined in Representative Alexander's protest " This is the first hearing we have had on the bill,” said Representative Wilson. "I have given two days to the opposi tion," answered Mr. Humphrey. 1 have other matters pressing, and I want a vote.” "You haven’t given anything." was the angry retort of Mr. W ilson, "and you have nothing to give. We demand a hearing on this bill.” Shortly afterward the hearing was ad journed, and the committee went into enforced executive session. Tilt with Humphrey. Earlier in the hearing a spirited lilt occurred between Mr. Humphrey ami Attorney James M. Dougherty of New York, representing the Merchants’ asso ciation of New York, each impugning the sincerity of the^ other in his attitude to ward ship sub:c*ly. “You can’t fool rue," said Representa tive Humphrey, addressing Mr. Dough erty. "You are here pretending to be in the interest of the American ships, but you are in reality for the foreign ships.” "I would demand a withdrawal of that statement if 1 were not appearing before a congressional committee.” retorted the New York attorney. “The remark will not be withdrawn, sir." answered Mr. Humphrey. Refuses to Retract. Amid loud calls for order. Mr. Dough erty facing the Washington member shouted angrily: "1 don’t believe yon are in earnest in your apparent desire to close the door against foreign ships in (his mail subsidy. Your bill is not strong enough. If you are sincere, why aren’t you willing to accept the amend ment we propose, staling specifically that foreign built ships admitted to Amer ican registry shall not share in any sub sidy or subvention on (he part of tills government V” "It does not make a particle of dif ference what you think.” was the heated reply of Representative Humphrey. “I’ll not stand for your telling me what i shall do.” Mr. Humphrey made a vigorous de fense of the bill. FARMER NOT TO BLAME Price of Meats Net Due to Beef Grow ers, Who Often Get Nothing for Work. MADISON. Vis., Feb. 3. — (Special.] —“The fan ter is not to blame for the high price of meat,” declared Neal Cow an of Chicago, secretary of the American Shorthorn Breeders’ association, address ing the livestock and agricultural meet ing in Madison today. He said that ow ing to the prevailing high prices of grains, fanners and breeders are not get ting as much out of the slock as they are entitled to and their profit often is prac tically nothing if one consider the work they put into the production of meat. He gave an illustration of a breeder who bought sixty head of cattle in Kan sas City and after keeping and feeding them with a considerable amount of ex pensive grain, he marketed them and ob tained only $lO5 more than they cost be fore lie began to feed them and he charged nothing in the account for his work. Mr. Cowan expressed the opinion that the blame was partly due to the retailers taking a large amount of profit. The state association, of sheep breeders elect ed the following officers today: Presi dent. Arthur Broughton. Albany; vice president. R. E. Roberts, Corliss: sec retary W. F. Renk. Sun Prairie: treas urer. Frank Kleinheinz. Madison. BOATS IN A COLLISION. Swedish and German Ships Crash on the Elbe—Six of Crew cf One Vessel Drown. HAMBURG. Feb. 3. —The Swedish ,steamship Annie was in collision Wednes day night with the German ship Susanne near Gluckstadt, on ihe Elbe, twenty nine miies northwest of here. The Annie sunk immediately. Six' of her crew (drowned. The Susanne is probably the German ship of that name which sailed from Tocopilla, Chile, October 31- FALLS FROM FREIGHT TRAIN. Tenth Has Several Ribs Broken and Limbs Paralyzed. BRODKEAD. Wis., Feb. 3—[Spe cial.] —Emile Betoe. IT years old. fell from a freight train here Wednesday night and sustained several broken ribs, severe internal injuries and bad bruises about the head. His lower limbs are paralyzed. BADGERS WED IN ST. JOE. Keenah Man and Watertown Girl Enter Holy Wedlock. LA PORTE. Ind.. Feb. 3. [Special.] —Hans Christian Nielson of Neenah. Wis.. giving his age as 43 years, and Miss Cora Meoine. aged 18. of Water town. Wis.. arrived in St. Joe. Mich., this morning and were united in mar riage by one of the town magistrates. Wants Indeterminate Permit. WAUSAU. Wis.. Feb. 3. [Special.] —The Wausau Street Railroad company has presented a petition to the common council asking that the ordinance grant ing it a franchise be repealed as the company desires to obtain an indeter minate permit from the state railroad rommksiou. under the public utility act. PACKING HOUSE FAILS MEXICAN NATIONAL COMPANY HAS $37,000,000 LIABILITIES. Receiver Is Appointed, Due to Tying Up of Cash in Suspension of Mex ico City Bank. NEW YORK. Feb. 3.—The Mexican National Packing company, a New Jer sey corporation controlled by English in vestors operating a string of slaughter houses and packing houses in Mexico un der concessions from the Mexican gov ernment. has failed, with liabilities, in cluding stock, of approximately $37,- UOO.OOO. The assets were not announced, but it is estimated that they are in excess of the liabilities. The company will con tinue to operate its plants as usual. Hen ry De Kay was appointed receiver by Judge Tanning in the United States cir cuit court in New Jersey Wednesday afternoon. Samuel Untenuyer. as counsel repre senting English bankers and other inves tors, issued the following statement: The appointment of a receiver for the Mexican National Packing company is due to tlie temporary tying up of a large amount of the company’s resources through the suspension of the United States Banking eomphny of Mexico City. We are advised that tlie packing company hud upward of $500,000 gold to its credit in the United Stales Banking company at the time of tlie bank's suspension. Among the concessions held by the company is an exclusive right to slaugh ter cattle in Mexico City until 192 G. Its share capital is $22,500,000. and it has a bonded debt secured by mortgage of about $12,500,000, and a floating debt of about $2,000,000, of which, however, only about $300,000 is due. The bonds, stock and debts are held mainly in England, and the British and Mexican Trust. Ltd., of London procured the receiver as the holder of about $(!,- OOO.(XK) of the bonds, approximately two thirds of the stock, and as the owner of $300,000 of the floating debt. ROOM FOR TEA PARTY CONSUMERS’ LEAGUE OUTLINES WORK FOR WOMEN. Need Today of Feminine Interest in Matters of State Is as Great as During Revolution. OSHKOSH, Wis. Feb. 3.—1 Special.] —Women of today can do just as effec tive service for their country as did the colonial dames who would uut drink tea when England taxed that beverage. They can end many present day evils by simply going without their accustom ed luxuries and by interesting themselves in industrial matters. So declared Mrs. Carl G. Stern of Milwaugee in her re port as president of the Wisconsin Con sumers’ league at the annual state con vention of that organization which con vened here today. Mrs. Stern urged the leaguers to work for the abolishment of child labor, the limiting of hours lor women’s work, the discontinuance of sweat shops and the enforcement of the pure food laws. tShe recommends a slaughter house and meat inspection bill. In this connection she praises the work of Health Commissioner Hading of Milwaukee in his pure milk campaign, lauding him as one of the most competent and conscientious pub lic servants that Milwaukee ever had. Rev. H. 11. Jacobs of Milwaukee and Lewis W. Hines, staff photographer of tlie national child labor committee of New York, will give addresses. All of the officers are present with the excep tion of Mrs. Guy I). Goff of Milwaukee, corresponding secretary, who is too ill to attend. SAYS MEAT IS CHEAP. President of National Livestock Asso ciation Compares Prices with Other Food Commodities. BAKERSVILLK. Cal.. Feb. 3.—11. A. Jastro, president of the National Live stock association, speaking of the high price of meat and the consequent boycott declares that meat is cheaper in propor tion than any other food commodity. Mr. Jastro says that the price of corn, which used to sell at 35 cents, is now 7(1 cents, and hay that sold at $3 to $4 a ton, now $lO and $l2. The farmer and feeder have to pay increased prices for every commodity used and il is impossible that meat prices should not advance. BUTTERMAKERS WILL DINE. Annual Convention Will Close with Ban quet and Prize Awards. FONT) HIT LAC, Wis.. Feb. 3.—(Spe cial.] —The ninth annual convention of the Wisconsin Buttermakers’ association will close here this evening with a ban quet at the First Congregational church. At that time the awards for the highest scores :u the butter contest will be dis tributed. This morning s session was de voted to the reading of papers by A. 1). McCready, Melvina; ITof. E. G. Hast ings. Madison; H. Raven. Bloomer; Thomas Corneliuson. Madison. In tin; afternoon Prof. E. C. Lee of Madison gave an address on the “Control of the Composition of Butter.” E. F. Sinkler gave a short talk on creamery records and Prof. E. H. Farrington of Madison and H. B. Hor berg of Brooklyn also spoke. DROWNED IN SANITARIUM POOL. Patient Leaves Room While Nurse Is Asleep. SHEBOYGAN. Wis.. Feb. 3.—The body of Mrs, Albert Mahnske of She boygan was found early Wednesday in a big swimming pool at Born’s sanitari um. Mrs. Hahnske was recovering from an operation. She evidently rose early and went to the swimming pool while her nurse was asleep. A janitor found the body floating face downward in the pool. Salt Lake Is Overflowing. SALT LAKE CITY, Utah. Feb. 3. Word has been received from Ogden that the Great Salt lake, which was said six years ago to be disappearing, is dashing over the western end of the Southern Pa cific Lucin cut-off and threatening trains. The lake is now higher than at any time within the memory of white men. The west end of the cut-off, being G feet low er than the rest of the causeway, is the chief danger point. If the lake continues to rise, it will be necessary to elevate most of the piling, and in the meantime to send trains around by the old Pro montory route. Broker Commits Suicide. BUTTE. Mont.. Feb. 3. —C. W. Cock rell. formerly in the brokerage business and well known in brokerage circles throughout the northwest, committed sui cide Wednesday, as a result, it is said, of financial and domestic difficulties. Cockrell has been wealthy, but lost ev erything in the panic of 1907. Kaiser Gives $5OOO to Paris. BERLIN. Feb. 3.—Emperor William has given $5<XX> for the relief of the flood victims in Paris and he also sent a warm telegram of sympathy to the French government through Prince von Radolin. the German ambassador to France. BRITAIN WILL KEEP PEACE IN THE NEAR EAST WARSHIPS ARE ORDERED TO PRO CEED FROM MALTA TO PORT OF ATHENS. TURKEY IS GROWING UNEASY. Constantinople Objects to Admitting Cretans to Grecian Assembly, Con voked by King George. MUST NOT DISTURB STATUS QUO. MALTA, Feb. 3. —Tbe British battle ship Duncan, flagship of Rear Admiral Sir George Astley Callaghan, second in command of the British Mediterranean fleet, with the cruisers Lancaster. Mi nerva and Barham and four torpedo boat destroyers have left for Pireaus, the port, of Athens, Greece. The dispatch of the squadron is indi cative of the determination of the inter ested powers. Great Britain, Russia, France and Italy, to assure a striet ad herence to the agreement under which the international forces were withdrawn from Crete. At that time the Cretans solemnly promised to take no steps hgainst the sovereignty of Turkey. Turkey Grows Uneasy. The recent decision of King George of Greece to convoke a National Assembly was followed by reports that the Cretans would attempt to send delegates to that body. This caused uneasiness at Con stantinople and it is understood that the Turkish government informed the pow ers protecting the island that if the Cretans were admitted to the Greek Na tional Assembly such action would be re garded by the Porte as a casus belli. The situation was the subject of an exchange of views at London Wednes day. several ambassadors and ministers conferring with Sir Edward Grey, the British foreign secretary. A semi-official statement issued at Athens declared that the anxieties ex cited in Turkey were groundless and that the Assembly had been convoked pre cisely because its sitting would defer the date of the parliamentary elections, which otherwise might have given the Cretans an opportunity to realize their ambition to send deputies to Athens. Nevertheless the movement of the Brit ish vessels makes clear that the powers concerned do not propose to permit any action threatening peace in the near east or in any other way disturbing the status quo. LA FOLLETTE ASKS FOR HYDOGRAPHIC OFFICE. Wisconsin Senator Introduces Bill Pro viding for Milwaukee Branch—Three Experts to Be Assigned. WASHINGTON. D. (’.. Feb. 3.—| Spe cial. I—Senator1 —Senator La Follette today intro duced a bill to provide for the establish ment and maintenance of a branch of the hydrographic office at the port of M ilwa nkec. The bill carries an appropriation of $BOOO in all to carry out the purposes of the bill. There are to be three experts to he designated by the secretary of the navy to manage the office.- Five thousand dollars is to be ex pended in equipping the office with nec essary furniture and nautical appli ances. The bill provides that the work of equipping this branch of the hydro graphic bureau be commenced immedi ately upon passage of the bill and shall be in active operation not later than November 1, 1010. HEROISM COSTS LIFE. New York Fireman Will Die from In juries Received After Perform ing Splendid Deed. NEW YORK. Feb. 3. —Frederick Mayer, a fireman, driver of the truck of engine 141. is dying in a Brooklyn hos pital after performing a splendid deed of heroism while driving to tire last night. His horses were on a full run. when di rectly in his path Mayer saw a young girl who stood panic-stricken on a cross walk, (’lose to her on one side stood a trolley car tilled with passengers; on the other side was one of the tall iron pillars of the elevated railway. If he kept on he would run down the girl; if he turned to the right lie would endanger the lives of the passengers, in the twinkling of an eye Mayer yelled to the firemen clustered along the sides of the truck to jump, gave the rains a mi'rhty tug. and run full tilt into I lie iron pillar. There was a crash, the horses were thrown down badly injured, the truck was overturned and Mayer was pinned under, with skull fractured, leg broken and body crushed. CLASH IN SWOPE CASE. Dr. Hyde’s Attorney Dismisses Slander Suit to Prevent Opposition from Getting Depositions. KANSAS CITY, Mo.. Feb. 3.—A legal ciasb developed in the sensational Swope case today. It came when at the re quest of Frank I’. Walsh, attorney for Dr. B. Hyde, the circuit court at In dependence, Mo., dismissed the lirst suit brought recently by the physician against John B. Paxton, executor of the Swope estate, asking $lOO,OOO for alleged slan der. Mr. Walsh’s move was made, it was stated, to prevent the opposing attor neys from obtaining the depositions • f Dr. Hyde and others. The physicians’ wife was a niece of the late Col. Swope. Another suit for s<>oo,ooo is pending. AMENDS POSTAL BANK BILL. Senate Agrees to Senator Smoot’s Change Relative to Withdrawals. WASHINGTON, D. C.. Feb. 3. Senator Smoot's amendment to the postal savings bank bill prohibiting he with drawal for investment of postal funds from banks in winch they might be de posited so long as tbe banks are willing to pay 2V4 per cent, interest was agreed to in ii slightly modified form by the Sen ate today. Need Federal Water Power Control. WASHINGTON. D. C„ Feb. 3—That the water power control of the United States ultimately must be consolidated in the hands of the government if the in dustrial leadership of America is to he maintained is the declaration made by Marshall C. Leighton, chief hydrograph er of the United States geological sur vey. in a bulletin just issued by the sur vey. Mr. Leighton asserts 1 some con solidation of water power control is in evitable. He points out that certain great mergers of interests have taken place during the latst few years and that the names of a few persons appear aiming the officers or in the directorates of a large number of companies, indicat ing a concentration of ownership in sev eral groups that might unite, or at least effect a community of interest. LATEST MARKET REPORTS MILWAUKEE, Feb. 3 EGG AND DAIRY MARKETS, m TTER—Extras, weak; Elgin price of extra ereamen is 3lc; local price, extra creamery. 31e; prints. 32c; firsts. 27028 c; fancy, 2,-; lines, 23/24c; packing stock. Cos 0 21c. f Ul.LSK—Steady; American full cream, new made, twins, lOo't6%c; Young Ameri cas. 160 ititjgc; daisies. 17017%o; longhorns. M%,/17c; liuiburger. new make. 15%016c: °*f grades. 11 M 2. ; brick. 16016%o; import ed Swiss. 27c; block new, 17Mfl8c: round Daisy s. 190 20c. i.t-t,s steady; the produce board’* of ficlal market for strictly fresh laivt as rc >ened. eases eturued. 2t'>9/'2Bc'; reeandled ratuy extras. 32033 c: storage. April. 25c: .tesh see..mis and dirties, 10018 c F 1: " YORK, Feb 3 Butter Steadier with a trifle better demand; receipts, -1-137; ooi' lUlol ' s Pecials, 32%c; creamery extras. . ,c• creamery, thirds to llrst. 2tl ( /29e; western factory, scoot ds to tirsts, 230.24 c Cheese—Firm; unchanged; receipts, 85S Kggs Kasicr; receipts. 014(1; state. I’ennsyl vanla and nearby hennery white. 31036 c: do gathered white. 31035 c; do hennery brown and mixed fancy. 329133 c; do gaili ered. brown, fair to prime. 30032 c; western- Hrsr. 3t*e; seconds. 29c; refrigerator, special marks fancy. 20%027e; do tirsts. 25%(/26r do seconds, 21n20c Ai 1 1,1.1 (IN. \\ Is.. Fob. 2. Seven fac 1 cries offered thirty four Cheddars and 273 twins The Cheddars and 100 twins sold at 10c; 107 twins withdrawn. MILWAUKEE STOCKYARDS REPORT. HOGS—Sc lower; prime butchers and heavy, 8.559/8 (15; shipping, p,H> to jnd lbs, S. t0.j5.45; fair to best li.-.hts, 8.0008.35; fair t.. best mixed, 8.OO0S.15; fair to best pack £rs, 8.159/8.45; pics. 100 to 12.* lbs. 7.5001 7 90; government and throwouts, 2.0005 50. HOGS. No. Avc. Price. No. \ % ■ Prfi. 78 193f8.00 33 22S fs.tfd 88 10(1 8.40 52 222 8,57% 74 211 8.55 18 Ki 9 8.30 39 137 8.15 49 |93 850 50 189 8,45 07 215 Sdo 87 195 8.15 71 237 555 1 490 8.25 73 2’ 3 8 57 183 8,42 V. 83 2**l 8.5214 72 191 8.50 23 155 525 10 133 8.10 35 215 8.45 77 223 8.55 32 199 8.45 CATTLE- Market Steady; butchers steers, good to choice. 5.5000.25; medium to good, 4.009i5.35; heifers, good to prime, 4.009(5.10; common to fair. 3.350)4.35; cows, prime. 4.609/5.10; good In choice, 3.8504.35; fair to medium. 3.250:3.50; cutters. 2.7503.00; can ners. 2.25912.ti0; lM)|ogn:i inills. fair to good. 4.100 4.35; common, light. 3.6004.00; feed 1 rs, 3.750,1.55*; stackers, 3,9003.75. Milkers and springers ioyer. common sold for canners; good, 30 000)40.00; choice, 40.00 055.00, (’A I. VRS— Steady: choice to prime. 7 .75 08.75; good to eholee. 7.000)7.50; fair to good, (i.tK(0(!.75; throwonts, 5.000)5.50. SHF,EI* Steady; 'nmbs. good to eholee, 7.0008.00; common to fair. 5.5006.75; year lings, good to choice, 5.500'd.00: common *o fair, 4.5005.25; ewes, good to choice, 4.500 5.00; common to fair. 3.0004.25. CVllAll V, Wis., Feb. 3. Receipts, 2000 hogs. Market 5010 c lower. Mixed packing. 8.250 8.50; poor to good heavy pack fug, 8.30 08.tit*; medinm and butchers. 8.50(a*8.(10: se lect packing and shipping, 8.500 8.70; fair to good light. 7.800 8.45; pigs and rough, 2,000* 7.i5. Representative sales; (55 hogs, aver age 205 at 8.40; OS hogs, average 212 at 8.50: 54 hogs, average 291 at 8.50; 48 hogs, average 270 O 8.00; 73 hogs, average 220 at 8. (10; 01 hogs, average 208 at 8 70; OS hogs, average 19(1 at 8.50; 71 hogs, average 174 at 8.40; 00 hogs, average 185 at 8.45; 72 hogs, average 103 at 8.35; SI hogs, aver age* 150 at 8.30; 90 hogs, average 144 at 8.10. CHICAGO, 111.. Felt, 3-—Cattle— Receipt* estimated at 10,000; market strong; beeves, 4.3507.70; Texas steers, 3.9tVii'5.00; western steers, 4.150/(1-00; Stockers and feeders, 3.15 9/5.45; cows and lieifers, 2.2005.70; ealves. 7.0009.25. Hogs Receipts estimated al 24. 000; maiket 5c lower; light, 8.209/8.55; mixed, 8.250 8.70; heavy. 8.3005.70; rough. 8.309/8.45: good to choice heavy, 8.450*8.70; pigs. firstname.lastname@example.org; bulk of sales, 8.450*8.05. Sheep—Receipts estimated at. 12,000; market strong t< 10c higher; native, 4.250)0.50; western. 4.400(1.(10; yearlings, 7.150 8.25; lambs, native, 0,5008,70; western, 0.5001 8.75. KANSAS (TTY Mo., Fob. 3.—Cattle Re ceipts, 5000; steady to strong; native steers, 5.000. native cows and heifers, 2.900! 0.25; stockers and feeders, 3.25015.40; wesi era steers. 4.7506.25; western cows, 3.000* 5.00. I logs—Receipts, IMHK); 5e lower; bulk of sales. 8.2508.55. Sheep—Receipts, 7t*o; steady: mutton. 4.5 t *9/6.25; lambs. 7.0008.50. ST. LOFIS, Mo.. Feb 3.—Cattle—Receipts. 2500; market steady; native beef steers, 4.00 9/7.50; cows and heifers, 3.250)5.00; stockers and feeders. 3.409/ 5.00. Hogs-Receipts. 8500; steady; packers. 8.359/8.60; butchers and best heavy. K.409/8.71*. Sheep- Receipts. 2000; strong: native muttons, 4.759/)5.85; lambs. 7.009/8,55. OMAHA. Neb. Feb. 3.—Cattle— Receipt s. 3300; market slow: native steers. 4.01107.00; cows and heifers, 3.0005.10; western steers. 3.500 0.00; stockers and feeders, 2.S i 9/5.30. Hogs Receipts, 85(0; market 5.- lower: bulk. 8.309/8,40. Sheep Receipts. tkHHi; market lo<- higher; sheep. 5.0007.00; lambs, 7.809/8.00. MILWAUKEE HAY MARKET Choice timothy, 18.25018.50; No. 1 tim othy. 17-50018.00: clover .tnd mixed, 15.000) 15.5(; choice Kansas, 15000)15.50; No. I Kansas. 14.25014.50; marsh feeding, 11.000 12.00; packing hay. 7509(8.00; rye straw. 11.009/11.50; oats straw, 7.509/8.00. MARKET? 3Y TELEGRAPH. Flour quotations in earlots tire; New hard spring wheat patents in wood, 5.700 5.90; straights, in wood. 5.4(10.5.00; export, patents, in sacks, 4.8005.10; iirst clear. In sacks, 4.700)4.80; rye. In wood, 4.1004.20; country, 3.5003.75; socks. Kansas, in wood, 5.309/5.40, MILWAUKEE, Fell. 3 Close Wheal Lower; No. 1 northern, on track, 1.150) 1.1(114: No. 2 northern, on track, 1.130)1.14. t'orn—Steady; No. 3 on track, (13c. <*a(s - Firm; standard. 43c; No 3 white, on track, 479/47'sC. Harley Steady; standard. 7*% 071 c. Rye—Steady; No 1 on track, Hlc. CHICAGO, 111.. Feb. 3. Wheat rallied slightly in the lirst hour today after a weak opening, prices steadying at V/9/.L * ‘ lower than the previous close. Large arrivals and a repetition of cables telling of foreign weakness were the principal bearish factors. A fairly gooil demand in Hie pit stayed the decline which at the opening was May advanced from 1 <i'.)%01.10%, Other In tures steadying with less advance. ( ipen ing figures for May were at l-0i)%9/1. 1"%- CHICAGO. I 1.. Feb. 3.—Receipts— Flour, 26.721 idils: wheat. 15.(Km bus; corn. 11*1250 bus; oats, 2(12.800 bus; barley. 87.000 Itus; timothy seed. 13.70*1 lbs. Shipments- Flour. 25,8115 t,bls; wheat. )<H.IBS Inis; corn. 250,(175 Inis; oats. 234.078 bus: barley. 16. ITI bus: rye. 4UUO bus; timothy seed, 196,- (188 lbs. Cl IIC AGO, 111.. Feb. 3.—Cash wheat—No. 2 red. 1.2001.27; N*>. 3 red. 1.2:0L25; No 2 hard. 1.1301.15; No. 3 hard, I.M01.14; Ne. 1 northern. 1.149/1.14*41 No. 2 northern. 1.1301.14; No. 3 spring, 1.100-1.14. Corn No. 2, 04004*40: No. 2 white, 650(56e; Xu ■_> vel'low. 659<06e; No. 3. * ! 2o(’3e; No. 3 v,h ie. *JS-; N<>. 3 yellow, *:_*_.■. ; No. 1 * 9/J’(*%'■ 1 No. 4 yellow, tV)%o6l%*'- <* ** s No 2. 4744 c: No. *2 white. 4Se; No. 3, •17 , 4*': | >’o. 3 while. 470 47%e; No. 4 whit*-, 46>40 1 47e; standard, 47%9./48< , . i (TIK’AGO. 111.. Fell. 3.- close - W li-al i February, 1.12%: May, I.MU; .Inly. M*o%; ! September. 96%e. *'oni —Fi hrttaiy. *,3c; | May. 66%e; July. 00%e: September, Ml%''f I Outs — M;iy, Jl>. I September. 4<i%'-, Fork- May. 21.71’-;.lnly. ! 2107%. Lard—May. IM* ( %; July. 11.92% I Ribs— Mav. 11.05: July. 1 1 .(>2-401LO>. U.ve ! —(’ash. Sl081%c: May. B<)e. Raney- Cash. 66071 c. Timothy—March, 4 25. • over— i March, 14.60. i NEW YORK, Feb. 2—The market for i standard copp-T on the New 5 ork metal ex ebaii"*- was weak today with spot and Feb- I ruarv closing at 13.0*19/13.2*1; March and 1 April at 13 <)(*9/ 13.12%. The London market j W! , s i,jwer. with spot closing at £sl) 12s <id I and futures at £OO Ms. Local dealers quote : p.Uc copper at 13.62%9/13.87*4, electrolytic i at 13.37%013.02%. and easting at 13.12%0 |l3 > Arrivals of copper at this port to day were 15 tons, and exports according to custom returns, were 1578 tons. Tin— Fa.-v. with spot quoted at 32.50032.75; Feb ruary. Maieh. April and May at 32.300; 32.00. The London tin market was lower, with spot closing at £147 15s and futures at £ll9 7s Od. Lead—Dull, with spot quoted at M>7%04.72 1 4 New York; 4.550 4-60 East Si. Louis The London market was higher at £l3 7s 6d. Spelter—Weak, with spot <ivoted at 5.909/0.20 New York and at 5.659/; 5.75 East St. Louis. The Mind on market was unchanged at £23 ss. The English iron market was lower, at 51s 3d for Cleveland warrants. Locally no change was reported. No. 1 foundry northern. 18.50019.00; No. 2, 18.250 18.75; No. 1 southern and No. 1 southern soft. 18.50019.00. Antimony—The market was dull but prices closed un changed, Prices are; 8.50 for Cookson’s, 8.2508.37% for Hallctfs, and 7.37%0762% for ordinary brands. The London market Is quoted at £3*) 10s for Hallett's and £29 lOs for ordinary brands. NEW YORK. Keb. 3.—Cotton—Spot. closed, inlet. 5 paints decline: middling uplands, 14.75; raddling gulf. 15.*)*). Sales, 300. NEW YORK, Feb. 3.—Cotton—Futures closed, juler and steady. Closing bids; February, 4.43. March. 14. -): April, 14.44; -May. 14.53; fene. 14.44; July, Aujr-wt. J4.*l; S*-p --embtT. 13.10; October. 13.V0; November, l—ol; 1 December, 12.50.