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second-class matter.
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Furnished on Application.
H. SWIFT. - - - Publisher.
Tic* Senate acted promptly n tb* lOtii
• n (In* summons of I lie district court for
tic joint committee on printing to ap
pear in the paper award procee lilies
br iiicl,' by tin* Valley Paper company.
b\ instructing the Senate members >if
the commit lee to iginn- the summon-.
Tin* S*nat<* denied the right ~f the courts
to intopfife with its legislative function.
Senator It rah in a speech on the income
tnn asserted that the fears of Gov.
Hughe tbit the constitutional amend
ment would make possible the taxoiv if
stab' and municipal securities were
Tin- Jscnate passed the Itc::nci •••.vliif**
slave” lull on the 11th. which bad pro-
Tiont-ly iase*i tac Mtme. The Meiiati*
chornr-d tin* measure so as to divorce
tic* immigration feature from all others.
No senators being prepared to discuss
the postal savings bank bill. I list t sneas
m*e was laid asTic o;i the 1 -411 1 for other
business. Tin* Serialpassed the House
bill requiring tin* census enumerators to
include in their reports all t]..> .alll"
liter I in tin Unit il S 1 it< t, and
incorporated an am itdim m requiring tin*
colic**:ion 'if staf *s r■••garding national
and state irrigation.
Mi*. Burkett Hi a sot spee"h on iln*
loth contended linit the postal savin"*
bank bill is consiitniional. and Mr.
Crawford said the present high cost f
commodities is due to the increase in tin*
gold supply. The Senate passed a num
ber if b ns. among which were measures
to prohibit misrepresentations of the gov
ernment's guaranty of foods and medi
cine;* and regulating bazitlg at West
lie* senators session was very brief
on the I(bli it having exhaiis;ed to** un
coatestcii bills on the calendar and being
unalih* to in* e*ed with other imsiness on
a icon n I of its rules.
The House spent the entire day on tin*
10th in debating whether the Home
members of the joint printing commitl***
should obey the court summons to ap
pear in the Valley Paper company- case.
The majority of the judiciary committee
favored compliance, but three member
including Chairman Parker, brought in
a minority report, taking the view adopt
ed by the Senate. A night session was
held and the majority report finally
The diplomatic consular bill apprupi
Sling $3,700,000 was passed o lie*
House on the 11th. Mr. Harrison and
Ur. Fitzgerald of New Ton. cn.irgc.i
Hiat the activity of the slate department
hi the interest of American trade result
ed iu coercing weaker governments and
■i certain favored hanks getting the
benefit of loans.
After considering tin* rivers and har
bors appropriation bill for about seven
hours on the 14th, the House succeeded
in disposing of TO of the 10(1 pages of
Mint measure without making any im
portant changes. Speaker Cannon, ob
tnining the floor, gave his approval to
tim pending bill, incidentally telling the
Democrats if they should ever come into
control of the Hon a* (hoy would realize
the necessity of providing methods of
procedure that will allow them l> trans
act business, or else by iruietion disap
point the people who bad placed them in
the majority.
The House passed (he rivers and ba
ilors Hill on the 15th, carrying $*55,000.-
4100, with authorizations for work that
will cost $7,000,000 more.
A number of local hills were passed
by the House on I’e Kith.
Scattered About Canada, Where Farm
ing and Priesthood Go Together,
Scattered throughout Canada are many
curious religious communes, especially in
tin province of Quebec, but then* is
none more curious or interesting than
the sett lenient s of the Trappist Monks.
This brotherhood has three settlements
iu the Dominion in Nova Scotia at Tra
cadie. in the wiids of northern Quebec,
near the Lai c St. (}e*>rge district, and on
the banks of the Ottawa river, not far
from Montreal. One of tin* most inter
esting of the monasteries is that near the
village of Oka. on the Ottawa river.
The Trappist is a farmer as well as a
priest, and the Oka farm of Sit'd,acres
is one of the best tilled in H at part of
Canada. All kinds of grain are grown,
an excellent vegetable garden is main
tained. and a large orchard and vineyard
add picturesqueuoss to the rural scene.
But the Trappist is a stock grower as
well its an agriculturist, says I hi* Lnsy
Man’s magazine. There are few liner
thorough bred stocks than the Percheron
stallions and huge bulls kept there. The
•nler owns at Oka several hundred cows,
3UO sheep and thirty dive horses.
Adjoining the barn is the dairy, where
a fancy cheese is produced that has a
high reputation iu the Montreal market,
as'have the claret and wines produced
from the vineyards.
Roused Them Up.
.V certain Scotch minister, a new
comer in the parish, finding it impossible
t> arrest the attention of his congre
gation, became desperate. No sooner did
he appear in the pulpit than they
promptly composed themselves to sh*op.
One evening, after taking up his posi
tion lie rapped sharply on the ledge iu
front of him. and addressed his somno
lent flock in tones of severe remon
strance. , ~
“Now brethren,” he said, “it s not
fair to go to sleep as ye always ha dime
directly I begin my sermon. Ye might
wait a wee till I get along, then if
I’m no worth hearing sleep awa wi ye.
and I'll no care; but diuna go before 1
ini’ commenced. Hie me this one
Finding they were all fairly awake by
that time, he went on:
“I shall take for my text the two
words ‘Know thyself,’ but I will say be
fore 1 begin the discourse that I would
so advise this congregation to make
many such profitless acquaintances.”
TTiere was not a snore or a nod in
the kirk that evening—Tit-Bits.
The unfilled tonnage of the United
Cstates Steel corporation at the close of
190S amounted to 3,600,000 tons. It ts
estimated that on December 31, of this
year, the unfilled tonnage will come close
to 6,500,000 tons. Estimates on the net
a,Hiings for the year of the corporation
approximate $132,000,000, a gain of $41.-
000.000 over last year.
—Whereas emigration was the rule in
Germany thirty to fifty years ago. and
its best* people left it like rats from a
sinking ship, today many are immigrat
ing. for it’s a flourishing laud which
chemistry has retrieved. Germany was
always poor up to ten or fifteen years
—More than thousand million dollars’
worth of mineral oil has been exported
from the United States since that prod
uct began to be an article of exporta
tion. less than half a century ago.
—The public debt of Germany is now
SI 13,837.50(4, made up mostly of 3 and
per cent, bonds.
News Is Received in Ouellon, Chile, by
the Arrival of the Tugboat
QUELLION, Chile, Feb. 17.—The
Chilean tugboat Pisugua arriving here
reports that the Chilean cruiser Min
istry Zeuteno has rescued the eighty
eight person* who had been left ou the
wreck of the British steamship Lima iu
the Iluamblia passage, Straits of Magel
Two Reach Shore.
The cruiser arrived at Uuamblin pas
sage Tuesday morning and found eighty
six of the survivors still clinging to the
wreck. Two others hail reached shore.
Those on the wreck were taken off that
afternoon in small boats with the aid 1
lines attaching the cruiser to the wreck.
The two who had gotten ashore were
{licked up later.
The Ministry Zenteno is taking the
•survivors to Anoud. The Lima stranded
on Searle Point in Huamblin passage,
after being rendered helpless in the
Many Others Rescued.
Two hundred and five persons were
taken from (lit* wreck by the British
steamship Hatumet last week under diffi
culties which finally compelled tho llatu
uiet to abandon the work of rescue. Four
of the Hatuxnet's crew sacrificed their
lives before their captain commanded Iris
crew to cease efforts on account of the
heavy seas.
The Lima is now pounding herself to
pieces and will be a total loss.
Denver Newspaperman, Carrying Creden
tials from Western States, Will Ask
Ex-President to Alter Route.
CHICAGO. 111.. Feb. 17.—Frederick
<r. Bonfils of the Denver Post left Chi
cago for New York today on his way t<>
Khartoum to meet former President
Roosevelt Mr. Bonfils, who carries with
him credentials from almost every cham
ber of commerce between Kansas City
and the Pacific coast, will urge Mr.
Roosevelt to return to this country
through Russia and the Philippines mak
ing entry at San Francisco.
'l’h, programme which is to be suggest
ed to Mr. Roosevelt will not interfere
with hia present engagement iu Europe,
hut he will be asked that after the con
clusion of Ids lectures in England he turn
toward the east again for the purpose of
visiting Japan and the Philippines in or
der to thoroughly acquaint himself with
the existing conditions in the Pacific.
Mr. Bonfils will sail from New York ou
Saturday. February 11). He will be ac
companied throughout his trip by George
Creel, a member of his Denver staff.
Secretary Ballinger Announces Tempor
ary Shift of 2,068,492 Acres from
Public Domain.
xVn extensive temporary withdrawal of
lands from the public domain was made
by Secretary Ballinger today, involving
2,068,45)2 acres reserved from coal entry
and 118,013 acres withdrawn from all
forms of disposition. Fifty-six thousand,
four hundred and thirty-one acres were
restored to settlement.
Aged Woman’s Appeal to Pardon Board
Results in Release of Dying
Pittsburg Convict.
PITTSBURG. Pa.. Feb. 17.—When be
awoke this morning in his cell in the
western penitentiary, William S. Won
man. former teller <>f the Oakland Trust
company, was notified that his release
had been recommended by the pardon
board because of his aged mother's plea
that the son’s death is near.
The circumstances revealed by the
white-haired petitioner touched the hearts
of the trust company directors, all of
w hom joined iu asking to have the young
man made free to spend with his wife,
babe and aged mother the few remaining
days he has to live. The recommenda
tion will be transmitted to Gov. Stuart
at once.
Wortman is suffering from cancer. He
was under a five-year sentence for em
Federal Grrnd Jury Brings in True Bills
Against Twelve Accused
CINCINNATI. 0., Feb. 17.—Twelve
tobacco growers of Dry Ridge. Ivy., were
indicted in the federal court in Coving
ton. Ky.. today for alleged attempts to
interfere with interstate shipments of to
bacco. The defendants are charged with
making threats of violence against W. T.
Osborn on November 26. 1007. He was
the shipper of the tobacco.
Beloit Academy Not to Close.
BELOIT. Wis.. Feb. 17.—[Special.!—
Denial is made of a report that the Be
loir academy is to be discontinued at
the end of this school year. No action
has been taken by the trustee, say the
-ollege authorities. “The matter was
discussed two or three years ago but
since that time, nothing definite lias been
done by the board.” they .say.
Safe Robbers Get SSOOO.
ROOK ISLAND. Ilk. Feb. 17.—Rob
bers Wednesday blew open the safe in
the bank <>f E. E. Rogers & Sons at Port
Byron, eighteen miles from here, and
made away with more than SSOOO fn cur
rency. None in the village heard the ex
plosion. though heavy charges of nitro
glycerine wore used.
A. V. Davis, Jr., a Suicide.
NATCHEZ. Miss.. Feb. 17.—The cor
oner's jury returne-d a verdict in the
case of A. V. Davis. Sr., who committed
suicide at Fores’t Home plantation. The
verdict was “that death was caused by
a gun shot wound through ihe heart;
that no witness was produced, and the
manner of inflicting said wound was not
proved to the jury." Davis was a broth
er-in-law of W. W. Finley, president of
the Southern railway, and of United
States Senator Chamberlain of Oregon.
Joseph Brucker Wiii
Try Ccean Air Voyage.
m '#l
I ■.
Joseph Brucker. German aeronaut,
with two Prussian army officers, will at
tempt to cross tin* Atlantic ocean in a
balloon. Col. Shack and ('apt. Mesner
are the men the aeronaut has chosen as
bis companions on the perilous trip. Dirg
ibli* orotavia will be used, and the aero
naut- will strive to reach New York by
way <if Porto Rico and Cuba, and up
through the south-
Chamberlain Goes Into
House of Commons.
I !"■
LONDON, Feb. 16.—For the first
time since he was stricken with paralysis
years ago, Joseph Chamberlain put in
an appearance iu the House of Commons
this afternon, and took the oath as a
member of the new Parliament. The ad
vent of the tariff reformer was quite
unexpected, and afforded a dramatic sur
prise for the officials and members who
were being sworn in. Mr. Chamber
lain walked with marked difficulty, be
ing assisted by his son, Joseph Austen
Chamberlain, and Lord Morpeth.
Mr. Chamberlain advanced to a front
scat before the bench, where the oath
was administered. When the member
ship roil was placed before him for bis
signature, he required the aid of Aus
ten, who signed the name of tho father,
the latter appending his mark. Still
supported on either side Mr. Chamber
lain moved to the speaker’s chair and
shook hands with Mi. Lowther.
Then the famous leader made his
way slowly from the chamber within
which so many stirring episodes of his
life have occurred.
Senator Tillman Is
Stricken at Capitol.
WASHINGTON. D. C„ Feb. 16.
Senator Tillman of South Carolina was
taken suddenly ill on the steps of the
capitol today and had to be carried into
his room by two capitol employes. Later
he was removed to his home where he
is now under the care of a physician.
The attack today is said to have been
due to a recurrence of the senator’s old
trouble, hardening of the arteries. Dr.
Pick ford said that he did not regard this
attack ns serious.
Late in the day at Senator Tillman’s
home it was said the senator was feeling
much better.
Printing Deals in Cincinnati Will Be In
vestigated by Representatives
of the State.
COLUMBUS, <).. Feb. 16.—Chairman
Ritter and Expert Examiner Frank
Browu anounced today that they have
found more evidence of probable fraud
in tlie state printing department. They
have discovered tnat tire figures on sales
made and the cash paid out do not cor
respond with the way bills of the goods
actually delivered. In consequence Rit
ter and Brown have gone to Cincinnati
to examine records of deals between a
Dayton agent of a paper company and
former State Printer Mark Slater, for
whom a warrant is out. Another war
rant is likely to be sworn out soon.
Supposed Explorer, Still in Santiago,
Refuses All Visits.
SANTIAGO, Chile, Feb. 16.—Dr.
Frederick A. Cook and his wife, who
are still at the Hotel Oddo here, re
fused to receive any visitors Tuesday,
and Dr. Cook declined to grant an inter
view. Among the passengers on the
steamer from Valdivia was a Belgian
engineer named Rysselberghe, who
claimed to have recognized Cook immedi
ately. both having been on the steamer
Belgica, which carried the Belgian Ant
arctic expedition iu 1597-U9. Rysselberghe
sent his card to Dr. Cook, but the doctor
refused to receive it. declaring that he
did not know the Belgian.
Two Are Killed by Train.
PITTSFIELD. Mass.. Feb. 16.—While
track walking here today Adolph Chris
tofersen of Cokato. Minn., and Lander
Olsen of Waukegan, 111., were struck
and killed by a Boston &. Albany train.
Both men were iron nnlders and each
was about 65 years old.
Fire Destroys Tailor’s Shop.
RHINELANDER, Wis., Feb. 16.-
[Special.]—Fire Tuesday night destroyed
M. J. Slatterly’s tailoring establishment
and damaged the harness shop of C. H.
‘ Dangers of Last Stage Understood and
Safe Trip Through Wilds Brings
Feeling of Relief.
DONDUKOItU. Sudan, on i!io Upper
Nile. I-'eh. 17.—C01. Roosevelt, Kennii
! Roosevelt, and ilie other members of the
Smithsonian African scientific expedition
| arrived here today. All are well and
out husiastic over A heir experiences and
• the scientific results of their explorations.
The entrance of the Americans into
I < londokoro was rudely picturesque and
nothing Uiat British and native hospital
| iiy could suggest was lacking in the wel
j come. The arrival of (he expedition in
| the outskirts of the town was heralded
j with bugle blasts by Chief Keriba's
1 baud which led the van. Chief Keriba
aecuinpanied his musicians. Tiie natives
bail met the expedition sixteen miles ;<>
•me south. On the way Imre, all the
i honor that could, he gotten out of their
. instruments of brass and Indian drums
| was furnished in full.
Strike Up “America.”
Reaching the town the hand struck
;np "America.’' which happening to he
lilie same tunc as the British national
i air, suited tin* occasion exactly. Bel
| giau marches were interspersed.
Following the musicians, a native por
i ter carried a large American Hag. Then
I came the caravans proper, Cos!. Roose
| volt, Keruiit, the other American huut
i ers and scientists, and the body of na
j five porters who have had an important
; humble share in the work of exploration.
( M aiting on the Bar-El-Jabcl was a
launch owned by (Jen. Sir Reginald Win
! sate, sirdar of the Egyptian army, and
from the vessel were’dying the Stars
ami Stripes. Mr. Roosevelt boarded the
I launch at once upon reaching- here, and.
alter a brief rest, began the reading of
his mail. Many communications await-
: ed him.
Pass Perilous Stage.
The limiters and scientists have now
passed through the most trying stage of
their perilous African journey and from
: now on will be in close touch with the
; outside world. For the last ten days
they have been practically isolated in a
I wilderness so forbidding to the white
i man that it lias not been invaded by the
| telegraph companies, the only communi
: cation between scattered villages being
I by native runners.
The dangers of the march from Nimtile
are understood by those familiar with the
dubious route, and to these the safe ar
rival at (londokoro will bring a feeling
of relief.
Captain and One Sailor of French Vessel
Burned to Death and Others
Are Scorched.
BREST. France, Feb. 17. —The sloop
Jeanne d’Arc containing a cargo of pe
troleum Mew no at her wharf today. The
captain and one • sailor were burned to
death. The others of the crew were
fearfully scorched or otherwise injured.
The accident is attributed to the care
lessness of a sailor who carried a light
ed candle into the hold.
New York Black Handers Arc Refused
Money and Use Explosive to
Repeat Threat.
NEW YORK. Feb. 37.—The explosion
of a dynamite bomb in the doorway of
the house in Jamaica owned by Oscar
Catanzaro, a wealthy merchant, threw
the neighborhood into a panic today, and
knocked down and stunned a policeman
who was passing. The officer was picked
tip unconscious, but soon recovered.
Catanzaro had received several threaten
ing letters recently in which Black
Handers demanded S3OOO. He had in
formed the police, hut refused to turn
over the letters so that they could trace
the senders. The bomb explosion is be
lieved to have been another warning of
what Catanzaro might expect if he did
not produce the money. The explosion
did little damage to the building.
Guest in New York Hotel Slain Because
He Was Only Able to Produce
Dime for Drinks.
NEW YORK. Feb. 17. —Two desper
ados with drawn revolvers raided the
lobby of the Waverly hotel on the Bow
ery today, shot down and killed a guest
who. when money was demanded for
drinks, was only able to produce a dime.
The robbers then assailed the cierk and
made off with the night's receipts. Less
than $lO all told was the result of
the holdup and murder. The man is
named Fred Devlin.
Austrian’s Nocturnal Steed Cavorts and
Plunges Until Rider Requires
Surgical Care.
SHEBOYGAN, Wis.. Feb. 17.— [ Spe
cial. I—While in the throes of a night
mare. Andrew Kadias. an Austrian, fell
from his bed and dislocated his left
shoulder, besides suffering several minor
bruises. It was necessary to adminis
ter chloroform before the bone could be
restored to its place.
John G. Paxton Makes Sensational An
swer in Suit Begun in Connection
with Swope Case.
KANSAS CITY. Mo.. Feb. 17.—John
G. Paxton, in a sensational answer filed
in the circuit court at Independence. Mo.,
today, accused Dr. B. ('. Hyde of bad
faith in trying to o tain evidence in
■Paxton's possession, "tending.” the an
swer reads, “to prove that the plaintiff
has murdered by the administration of
poison Thomas H. Swope and Chrisman
Swope; has also attempted to poison
Margaret Swope and by the same kind of
treatment had communicated to the mem
bers of the Swope family typhoid fever.”
Game Warden Sells Fish Cheaply.
MADISON. Wis., Feb. 17.—Fisbeat
ers have had an abundance of fish re
leently because of Deputy Game War
den Neil Johnson, who confiscated in
transit from Minnesota to New York
several shipments, consisting principally
of pike, pickerel and whitetish and sold
Them at a price that induced a quick
clean-up. There were some 1500 pound
involved. The fish were being shipped
from Minnesota contrary to the laws of
that state.
Parts of lowa Senator’s Proposal, How
ever, Are Supported Before the
Senate Committee.
WASHINGTON. I>. G.. Feb. 17.—Ua
inaiitied approval of the administration
: railroad bill in all of its essential fen
i ures was given today by Chairman Mar
lin A. Knapp and Judsou C. Clements
| if the interstate commerce commission,
it -a hearing before the Senate commit
tee. Some amendments, however, were
| suggested.
1 At the conclusion of the statement
| by Chairman Knapp, he was asked by
Mr. Elkins whether the commission en
] lorsed the administration measure, in
| preference to the- Cummins bill. Mr.
■ Knapp, after some hesitation, replied
that such an inference could be drawn.
■’ln view of the question asked by
Chairman Elkins, which i. believe to be
i somewhat unfair,” interrupted Mr. Cum
mins. "1 should like to cross-exams io
Judge Knapp.*’
Air. Elkins hastened ip say that he
had not intended to be unfair, and he
thought the chairman of tue cominis
sion had given a guarded answer to
which no objection could be math:-. Mr.
Cummins said be found no fault with
Mr. Knapp’s answer nor bis statements
approving the administration bill, but
was of the opinion that one bill
might be approved without condemning
another. Mr. Knapp said that there
were many features of me Cummins bill
with which the commission was ;tt sym
pathy. The tense situation finally was
adjusted by Senator Elkins withdraw
ing his question.
Points Out Weak Spots.
Chairman Knapp, during ids state
ment. called attention to the fact that
neither the administration bill nor the
Cummins hill specifically provides againsi
holding companies owning parallel lines.
Mo said that the commission had no
recommendation to make in that respect,
but that they felt it incumbent upon
them to direct attention to this over
sigh t.
Second Assistant Attorney General
Would Succeed His Present Chief,
and Oppose Titus.
MADISON, Wis.. Feb. 17—| Special. 1
—The candidacy of Frank T. Tucker,
formerly of Neillsviile for the Repub
lican nomination for attorney general,
will be announced within a few days.
He now is second assistant, attorney
general, which position he has held for
three years. Previously he was for four
years state law examiner, lie also
served two terms in the Legislature.
This makes the second candidate for
the Republican nomination for the office.
First Assistant A tty. Gen. A. C. Titus
having announced his candidacy some
u eeks ago.
Mr. Tucker is credited wit It being the
candidate of the I,a Follette wing of the
party and Mrs. Titus is backed by At
tonn-y General Gilbert and friends of the
a duiinistratioii
St. Paul Woman Drops Dead from Heart
Failure When She Sees Fire in
Her Millinery Store.
ST’. PAUL, Minn.. Fob. 17.—Miss Ma
rie Martiuke, aged 50 years, dropped
dead from heart failure and seven per
sons were temporarily overcome by
smoke from a fire early today which
wrecked the interior of a two-story
brick building at 357 West Seventh
street. Miss Martiuke escaped from her
apartments over her millinery store, hut
when site saw tin* smoke and flames in
her store she uttered a shriek, fell uncon
scious ami died shortly afterward. The
financial loss was small.
Philadelphia Youth Killed and Three
Others Injured When Automobile
Crashes into Telegraph Pole.
While returning from a "joy ride” in
West Philadelphia early today. James
Graham. 10 years old, was killed by
his automobile crashing into a telegraph
pole. Three occupants of the car. two
of whom were young women, were in
jured. The accident occurred in (tint
ing a corner. The car, which was
owned by a local motor company, was
But Output Does Not Pass Critical In
spection and Alleged Proprietor
Is in Jail.
LA CROSSE. Wis.. Feb. 17. J Spe-
I cial.J —Charged with making counterfeit
money. Charles Kabul. aged ”5 years,
was arrested while passing some of tin
false coin in a local saloon and will b<
arraigned in United States court today.
X search of the man’s home revealed a
complete counterfeiting outfit scattered
i over the house and a number of counter
-1 feit uickles, dimes and dollars.
Charged Liquor Was Illegally Served in
Yale Banquet Hail.
NEW HAVEN. Conn., Feb. 17.—A
protest has been made by hotel men here,
it isr understood, regarding serving liquors
to diners at the banquet given by the
Chamber of Commerce in honor of Presi
dent Taft iu December, and at that giv
en by the State Bar association, in honor
of the retiring justice of the supreme
court. Simon E. Baldwin, last week in
the Yale dining hall.
The charge is that the dining hall
was hired for the occasion, and as there
is no liquor license granted the place it
was not legal to serve liquors there.
Liquor Prosecutor Niles iu an iuter-
I view said that if forma! complaint was
: laid before him he would prosecute, as
i he believed there was evidence of a vio
! lation of the excise laws.
Director Kills Musician.
INDIANAPOLIS, lad., Feb. 17.-
I Louis Osteudorf, owner and director of
the Empire theater orchestra, shot and
killed an Italian violinist named Casca at
the entrance to the theater Wednesday
night. C-asoa. who had been dismissed
from the orchestra, had fired two shots
into the director's abdomen, when Os ten
dorf wrested the revolver from his assail
ant and killed him. Ostendorf is said tn
' be fatally wounded.
President Is Pressing Hard for Legisla
tion Looking to Control of Inter
state Carriers.
WASHINGTON. I>. G.. Feb. 17.—Ar
-1 angements imving been made by Repub
lican leaders of the Senate to smooth
out the creases in the administration
plans for the enactment of postal sav
ings bank legislation, stock is now being
taken of other bills uumbeml among the
Taft policies, iso far as the Senate is
concerned, nil of the administration bills
appear to be in good condition except the
federal incorporation measure and that
lo create a legislative council for Alaska.
That Senator Beveridge, who is spon
sor for the Alaska bill, bus agreed to al
low it to be displaced as the “untulished
business’’ indicates that he is not en
tirely sanguine of success. There has
developed in the Senate pronounced ob
jection to denying the people of Alaska
the right of suffrage, as would be done
by a bill permit ting the President lo ap
point it legislative body. Many senators
believe that il would be better to permit
present conditions to continue until tin*
territory becomes more thickly populated.
< ’ougress. they argue, is in position to
exercise control over the mineral deposits
so as to prevent any monopoly from gain
ing a. foothold.
Consider Statehood Bill.
The Arizona and New Mexico state
hood bill will have early attention. The
measure is to be amended by the Sen
ate committee <>n territories in accord
ance with I lie plan, recently agreed upon
between the congressional leaders and
the administration advisers.
In that form it is likely to pass (lie
Semite and it is probable it will be ac
cepted by the House. This plan looks
to the separation of the votes in the
two territories on the acceptance <>f .a
constitution and tin' election of officers,
and provides fur a' general federal scru
tiny of tlie conslitn!ions that may he
adopted. This accords with the Presi
dent's plan, and it is asserted he will
be thoroughly' satisfied with suc-h an ad
Railway Laws Wanted.
On every hand it is admitted that the
measure looking to federal action in
chartering corporations will go over un
til another session, but the proposed
amendments to the interstate commerce
law have received a decided impetus
within the past few days. The Presi
dent is pressing hard for railroad legis
lation. and even the senators and rep
resentatives of his own pujrty. who are
not entirely convinced as to ihe wisdom
of all the railway legislation which lie
has asked, are inclined t*> get off the
track and allow him to have his way in
this matter.
Strong influences are at work to gel j
the railroad bill out of committee at the
earliest possible moment, and some ot j
the Senate leaders have given their prom- :
ises that it will be reported next week, i
if not this. No amendments will be
adopted of a character not satisfactory
to the administration.
Attorney General Wickersliam is now
engaged in a review of the provisions
giving Ihe government supervision over
the issuance of stu- ks and bonds and ho
may suggest a number of alterations.
In the House there is a disposition to
omit the provision for a commerce court
but the Senate committee on interstate
commerce expects to keep that feature.
To Hold Night Sessions.
It was announced today Unit Ihe spe
cial committee of western senators of
which Senator Smoot is chairman, to
which the administration conservation
bills will be referred, expects to hold
day - and night sessions for the purpose of
expediting work.
The Senate calendar is practically
clear of other measures and the House
is (veil up with its work.
Worst Blizzard of the Winter Rages
from 3t. Louis to Gulf—Crops
Will Be Improved.
M r l’. LOUIS, Mo.. Feb. 17. -The worst
blizzard this winter and in some sections
of the southwest the worst in twenty
years, began Tuesday night, raged all ot
Wednesday and continues. The heavy
snowfall, which is general from New
Mexico <0 the Alleghnnles and from
Louisiana to the northern boundary oi
Missouri and through the central por
tions of Illinois. Indiana and Ohio, is
accompanied by high winds.
The snowfall at St. up to
o’clock Wednesday night was 11.4 inch
es; Springfield, in southwest Missouri,
11.8, and Fort Smith, Ark., on Okla
homa’s border, fl.fi.
A forty-eight-inile-uii-hour wind in
Oklahoma and ft thirty-mile wind in tin
Texas panhandle caused heavy livestocl
In eastern and northwestern Texas
the temperature fell .’lO degrees and rain
turned into sleet and fruits ami politic
crop prospects were improved.
In southeastern Kansas the tempera
ture was suddenly' changed from (>.’
above zero to 12 above.
Wheat and fruit growers are pleased.
In the Missouri-Kansas lead and zim
raining district the <<'ld wave resulted in
closing many lead mini's and zinc mines
The frozen bodies of four negroe.-
werc found under collapsed tents fir Ok
lahoma City, the tempest having blown
down the tent. 'The mercury at Dallas.
Tex., dropped more than GO degrees and
is going lower.
CINCINNATI. 0.. Feb. 17—One
death and numerous accidents wen
charged to ihe blizzard which descended
upon this section Wednesday and con
tinued today. Heavy drifts of snow,
packed hard by a stinging north wind,
blocked suburban trolley lines and steam
Harvard Savants Reject Lowell’s Proof
of People on Planet.
CAMBRIDGE. Mass., Feb. 17. 'Dm
assertion credited <0 Prof. Lowell from
Chicago that he had positive proof that
the planet Mar- was inhabited was light
ly treated by the astronomical forces ul
the Harvard observatory.
“I have examined the photographs that
Dr. l/)well speaks of,” said T*rof. Wil
liam H. Lflckcring. ’and I must say thal
they don’t prove to me that Mars is in
habited. You knoyv the professor is pret
ty well set about Ilia theories.”
Prof. Pickering believes that what Dr
Ijowell considers canals fashioned by hu
man agency are <>uly wandering patches
(t f .(ui*-k-gTowing shrubbery along ex cava
lions, either natural or made so by vol
canic eruptions
Child Is Victim of Kerosene.
MONROE, WLs.. Feb. 17. Kerosene
pour®} into n heating stove that hap
pened to have live •■ottla caused the ex
plosion of the kerosene con at the hom
of Henry Gottetein with the result thal
a 4-year-old son died two honrs iatet
from fearful burns and the father is iy
the hospital with his anus and leg*
severely burned. His burns are not likely
to be fatal.
BUTTER Extras, weak; Elgin price of
extra creamery is 28c: local price, extra
creamery. 28c; prints. 29c; firsts,
seconds. 21 :22c; process, 21c; dairy- fancy.
lines. 2w;2le; packing siod,
CHEESE Steady; American full cream,
new made, twins, lC<uUt!> s e; Young Ameri
cas. daisies, long boras,
H'.tjtilTc; liml -urger. new make. 15*A(ijn6c;
off grades. UylJo; brick, UUa'lOVic; import
ed Swiss. 27e; block now 17> ;MSc; round
Daisys. 19®20e.
EGGS—Steady; the produce board's of
la-tai market for strictly fresh laid as re
ecived. cases returned, 28®25c; cecamll-d,
fancy extras. 27c; storage, April, line
fi esli set ends amt dirties, 15(u'2<)--.
t'll IE AGO, Hi.. Fob. f? Mtffv ter—Stead v ;
creameries. 25(fT'2Sc; dairies. 21®25e.
Eggs—Strong; I 182;
ease, included, lS(,r2Be; tirsts. 25c* uritnc
firsts. 20c. *
Cheese—Steady; daisies. twins.
Itc- ij 16% c ; Young Americas, Jiff/oMC ,<.
Lone Horns. I(J* 2 ® iff®,-.
NI.W \ I'UK. i'cli. IT Hatter Arm. leceipt*
■lvug; creamery *i>eri;U, .it; extras, SO; Her,l to
first. 25®’29c; held second lo special. 2R®,:i,
state dairy oeimis n to finest, 2Sftp2tc;
rtrsi to special, - l U. ■, 726 ' 2 c; ithepse, drat, no
changed, receipts, 1622. ICggs, firm, receipts,
:>..s;e Mat- IVnnsytranla and mtartn henne 1
white fancy. :si>m;:nc. do gatbcr.Ht white. S ; ;aTc'
’**> hennery brown and mixed fancy, 28®'.9c do
gathered brown fan to prime, 27y2Sc; hastern
tirst, 2* l ofr 127 ••. second*. 2llc; refrigerator
APPLETON. \\ is , Kelt. It!. Eight fa.-
1 erics here offered tu> boxett of cheese. S-tbs
Of 29 boxes ehedtlurs. isijc; 165 boxes twins,
labjc; SO boxes withdrawn.
HOGS l.e higher. closed easy; prion
butchers ami heavy, 9 25®9.85; shipping. lt>
10 200 lbs. 0 I."m/'.120: Fair to liesi. light.’ 8.90
fab. lb; fair to best mixed. 8,90 /I). 15; fair t,>
best packers. 8.99® 9. 15: pigs. H)b 1 >l2O lbs.
5.65®5,88: government and thr.events' 2-09®’
No. Ave. Price. No. Vve. Price
36 I SS $9,12‘.. 23 20, > ,'tp. 111
11 170 11.15 7 149 9. it)
30 lfc’3 0.05 58.. THt 0.15 *
30 198 0.20 41 I9y $). 17'..
86 802 9.10 82 214 9 2')
17 108 9.15 23 pigs... lift 84H>
30 208 9.15 27 190 9 15
(26 207 9 15 !H 214 9.15
"74....... 199 !>.2i) 8 pigs... I(H> 8.05
21 218 015 to pigs.. HX> .8 75
6 130 9.00 58 IS2 9.10
(JATTLK —lOc higher: bniehera steers.
S l, od to choice. 5 10f)/<!.(>t>; medium to good.
4.OOI15.CO: heifers, good to prime,
common to fair. 8.60® 4.83; cows, prime.
1.7505.10; good to elioice. fair to
iiicilinui. 8 856/8.85: cutters. 2.(M1®i2.25; can
nets. 2 .iO?>-2.75; hoiogna iiiills. f:tlr to pood.
1.210; 4.45; common, light. 4.oo®T> lt>; fecit
eis : 4.50; stockcrs. 8.33®’4.(K).
Milkers and s])rltigers lower, common sold
for ' tinners; good. bo.00(040.00; choice 49/to
No, Avc. Price. No. Ave. Price
3 1.088 $3 25 t! 815 $3.25
5 1.014 1.00 1 hull.. 1,420 4.25
CALVES—Steady; choice to prime, 8 75®
0 2-j: fab - to good. s.otVf/8.5tM s ; medhnn liglu.
throwouts, <i.ootirs.Qt>.
: \ VRS
No. Ave. Price.
s(i 118 $9.00
SHEEP—Steady; lambs, gooti Itv choice,
7.90®8 00; common to fair. ?.50a675; year
ling; , good to choice, [email protected]: common to
fair. [email protected]; ewes, good to choice, 4.50'0>
5.00; common to ftilr. 3.00®4.25.
SHE Hi’.
No. Ave. i’rlce. No. Ave. Price.
5 sheep.. 14054.50 2 lambs 80$li.5<*
CUDAHY. YVis., Eel). 17. Receipts, 120)
hogs. Market 10c higher. Mixed packing,
8.85(59.10; poor to good heavy {lacking, 8.9 1
@9.15; tnedluni and butchers, sc
led packing and shipping, fl 15®9.3(>; fair
to good light. 8.851/9.10; pigs and ro/igh,
2.004/19.00. Representative sales; 00 liogs.
average 216 at 9.00; 07 hogs, average 207 at
9.10: 89 hogs, average 279 at 9.00; 47 hogs,
average 291 at 0.10; 02 hogs, average _’22
• 1 9.13; 88 hogs, uvcragi il 8.90; 63
hogs, average 198 at 9.10; 00 bogs, average
175 at 8.95; 71 hogs, average I<Bo at 9.00;
70 hogs, tireragc 154 at 8.80; SI hogs, avci
age 105 /.I 8.90; 90 hogs, average 112 at
k 70
(’HK'AOO, 111., Et"l). 17.—Cal lie —Receipt •
• sibilated at 9000; market steady to strong;
beeves, 4.45®".85; Texas steers, 4.1055.20:
western steers. 4.25Q85.10; stockcrs and
feeders, 8.20(0/5.55; cows and heifers, 2.305/:
5,90; calves. 7.0047(9.20. Hogs- Receipts csti
maled at 24.000; market 10.® 15c higher;
light. 8.757/9.25; mixed. 8.75®,1). 27®;; heavy.
8.85®! 1.82 Vi: rough. 8.85ig9,00; good to choice
heavy. 9.00/r9 32V4: pig". 7.SMKa;!M)S; bulk of
salt's, 9.10®9.20. Sheep—Uecelpts cstlinatcil
ct 8000; market strong to 10c higher; na
rive. 4.50f(77.25; western, 5.(>()®7.15; year
tings, 7.50®8.00: lambs, native, 7.25®9 b);
western, 7.25®9.10.
ST. LOUIS. Mo.. Keb. 17—Cattle—Re
ceipts. 120 o; steady; native beef steers, 4 l ( >
®7.75; cows and heifers, 8.40®d50; atockers
and fecd rs, 3.50®5.30 Hog • Ue
[email protected] higher; packers. 9.0
butchers and best heavy, 9.15®9.;i5. Sheep
—Receipts, 1500; market strong; native mut
tons, 4.754.7.00; lambs, 7.25®8.25.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Feb. 17— Cattle Uc
celpts, 8000; strong to 10c higher; native
steers, - [email protected]; native cows and hclf
cis. 8.00®6.25; stickers and feeders, 8.754/
5.90: western steers, 5.00®7.00; \ , 1 ri
cows, 8.tK)®5.25. Hogs—Receipts, 900;); 10.
higher; bulk of sales. 5.50®9.()5. Klicep
Receipts, 5000; market strong; muttons, 5 it
®7.00; lambs, [email protected]
OMAHA. Neb., Keb. 17, -('attic ret'i-ipts.
2600. market 10c higher. Native steers. 1.7.V,/'
5.00: cow* and heifers, 8.50®5.55; ’western
steers, •!.254/(1.00; stoi kers ami feeders, 8 00 1,1,
5.70. Hogs receipts. 1 Too, market. lor higher
bulk of sales S.SofeS.UO. oheep receipts, irgoo.
market stronger. Sheep, 5.25®8 10, tanii/s, 550
Choice timothy bay. [email protected]; No. 1.
timothy hay. 1(i.00®1(i.25; \<>. 2 Uiuothy
hay. 15.00® 13.25: clover and mixed, 14 00®/
14.50; choice Kansas and Nebraska pralrh .
J4.00®. 14.50: No. I prairie. 18.73® 14.01); pack
lag hay, 7.off/8,(Hl; rye str/iw, 10.50® I l.Ol);
oats straw. 7.00®j8.00
Flour quotations in earlots are. New
hard apring wheat patents in wood, ft.cov//
3.80; straights, in wood, 5.4047)5,(10; cxjgnr,
pat-nts, in sacks, 4.804(3.b); nrst clear, iii.
sacks. 4.70®4.80; rye. in wood, 4.10®4.2d;
country, 2.5<>®8.75; sa<-ks, KatiKua, >n wood’
MILWAUKEE. Keb. IT —Close— Wheal
Firm: No. 1 northern, <>u track, 1.19®)1.uo;
No. 2 northern, on track. I IT I /.!®!. 18Vi. Corn"
—Higher: No. 8 on track. Oat:-v-Firm;
standard. 4914®49%e; No. ;; white, on track,
48®49c. Barley- Easy: standard. ’
Ry<—Firm; No I on track. M.V&c.
CHICAGO, II!., Keb. 17. low tempera
tures over the western part of the wheat
belt where little snow covers the winter
crop gave premise of more damage reports,
and added .strength to prices in the cnrlv
trading here. May opened a shade to ,„4."
Vic higher, the distant tut area, starting
from a shade up lo %r lower. In ihc
first hour prices advanced generally
under a good demand. July running no
from Ltd 3 ! lo 1.(13%. May keeping practi
ealiy within the openb/g range of 1.14% 10
1.15. Now investment, realizing sales ami
some covering by shorts were features of
the market.
CHICAGO, ill., Keb. 17.—Recelpt8--Klour.
28,985 bids; wheat. 37.200 bus; corn, 406.250
bus; oats, 172,800 bus; barley. 106,50) line;
rye, 5(X)0 bus; timothy seed. 186,600 lbs;
(laxseed, 2(X*> bus. Shipments—Flour, 21,-
052 bbls; wheat, 41,951 bus; corn, 232,027
htiß; oats. 137.060 bus; barley, 12,614 bus;
rye, 1747 bus; timothy seed. ;g)5,!!29 lbs
CHICAGO, 111., Feb. 17. C/ssb wheat. No 2
veil. 1.25® 1.25>-j: No 8 red, J.18®1.234i; No.
2 hard. i.15®i.t0%; No ;t hard,
-No. 1 norther//. 1.J7®1.U(; No. 2 northern, I.id
No S spring, 1.14®1,16. Corn No. 2,
63%®86c; No. 2 '.'hire, 06%c. No. 2 yellow’
eT,,c; No. ,'i. C4‘l®(i3'-; So. 8 white, 64%
No. 3 yellow. No. 4. W)®/62e; N< ; 4.
white. 61®62c; No. 4 yellow, ([email protected] 1 4e. Oats
Ko. 2. 4S*ie; No. 2 white, 50®5OKc; No. -tj
47V ; e, No. a white, 4S®4bVsc: No- 4 white. 47%
®4WV4 (I ; standard. 44<V®.V>Kr
CHICAGO. Ilk. Keb. 17 -Close—Kye
Cash, 81c: May. 80c Barley—Cash,
Timothy- March, t.ijß. Clover—
March, 14.00
NEW YORK. I>b. 17 Lend—Dull; spot.
4.40®4.4.5 New Y’ork. and 4.30®4. East St.
I.ouff! Copper—Dull; standard spot an®
March, !2.87Vi®'14.0(). Tin—irregular; spot,
33.25® 33.50. Spelter--Dull; ®iot 5.40®5.,fti
Sew York, and 5.20®'5,80 East St. Louis.
Iron —Quiet; Dorrhera grades. 18.25®15.75;
southern. J8..V)®18.75. Sliver—32*4.
ST. OOCIB, Mo., Fab. 17. weak, I ST/jW
ftj-t.40: Spelter weak. 5.36.
NEV.’ YORK. Feb. 17. —Flour lirni with n quiet
trade receipts, 15.536. Rye dull; No. 2 western,
H‘JV t r oomlnai f.o.b New Tork Wheat exeept
form moderale re< t!onii under realizing, wheat
revealed a firm undertone early on extreme
ly cold w-eather, lack of aaow covering, small
er northwest receipt* aad speculative buying
Mas, 1.21%®1,22®J .Inly, [email protected] Re
ceipt* 2400, Com rrerlpta, 25.6&. Beef nA
Irk firm; lard atrong. middle west, 12.f.®15.tg..
Raw sugar firm: Muscovado 8 test. 5.07; Centri
fugal 96 test. 4.17; owlasaes sugar H test. 3.42 J
Refined steady; croahed, 5.85; granulated.
rowdefed. 6.26. Coffee spot steady; No. 7 Kin,
l*4c; No. 4 Samos, 9 1 4®: 1 4c.
NEW Y’ORK. Feb. 17 —Close —When!
May. 1.21®.; July 1.12%. Corn—May, 76T<-‘i

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