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E. B. THAYER, Publisher. - - r-i-j; .-pr • -7 -- - _ ■ ■■ WAUSAU, - - WISCONSIN, ORE FLEETFOR LAKES STEEL TRUST LAYS PLANS FOR BUILDING ONE. £teumera Are to Be All Alike and Al together Will Cost Ten Million Dol- lre—Porto Rican* Killed in Fights Over Registration for Flections. The United States Steel Corporation will build a fleet of ore steamer* for the great lakes, at a total cost of SIO,OOO - The boats will Is? bnilt through the Pittsburg Steamship Company, which represents iae steel trust on the *akes. The steamers will all be of the following dimensions: Keel, 550 feet; beam. 58 feet; depth of bold, 30 feet. On a mean draft <•’’ eighteen feet of water they will carry 3,000 tous. The plans will call for steam ers of the highest type of modern con struction. All the ships will lie exactly alike, if the present plans are carried out. HOLP-LP MKN SECURE SB,OOO. Wealthy Appleton Mac Robbed on the Street. Martin Cornelias, u wealthy saloon keeper uf Appleton, Win., was held up and robbed of SB,OOO late on a recent night. Cornelius reached the city ..bout 0 o’clock from Oshkosh, where he had taken the money intending to purchase •out* real estate. Leaving a car at Pa cific and Hates streets, he met two men, who confronted him and ordered him to throw up his hands. One of the men held Cornelius hands to his back while the oiher covered him with a revolver and went through his pockets.. The money, which was in one roll and consisted of hill* ranging in denomination from £lO l> SSOO, was carried in his inside vest pocket. After securing the roll the rots bers warned Cornelius against making an outcry, and tben disappeared down a dark side street. No elew to their iden tity has been found. SPECULATION IS A DANGER. Marshall Fie : tl Pf-tos Reckless Deal ing Threaten), Business Stability. Marshall Field of Chicago, who has been in Hartford. Conn., on a brief visit to his father, in an interview expressed bis opinion* concerning the trade and financial outlook. He stated that he saw great danger in the reckless speculation which had distinguished the dealings in. the stock market for some little time past; and that he thought it was threatening; the business stability of the country. SERIOUS RIOTS IN PORTO RICO. Several Persons Killed in Fights Over; Registration for Election. Registration for elections in Porto Rico was finished on Tuesday, rubles the San. Juan correspondent of the New York Herald. In spite of the strictest precau tions serious riots took place in a few towns. Five policemen and several citi-- zens were killed in San Lorenzo. It is reported that several persona were killed in Patillas. Kind Watchman and Blow Sate. After binding, gagging and otherwise maltreating the night watchman, John Hamburg, at the Westmoreland Coal Cora pa tty’s office in West Irwin, Pa., four masked men entered the building, blew open the safe and carried away about S2OO. They escajwsl without leaving any clew. t Wrecked by Bryan's Train. The Bryan special crashed into the caboose of a freight at Arena, in Brown canyon, fifteen miles above I.eadville. Colo. The special remained on the track, but the caboose was thrown from the track. Mr. Bryan's train, however, y. as unable to proceed. Robbers Get $4,000. The Exchange Bank of Gardner. 111., was robbed by six masked men. who hound aud gaggtsl the town marshal, wrecked the safe with explosives, ex tracted therefrom $4,000 in currency and escaped on a train bound toward Chi cago. Bandits Get $4,000 from Rank. The boldest bank robbery in lowa in recent years was committed at ' Prairie City Tuesday. The robbers blew oyeu the safe of the lowa State Bunk with dynamite and carried away an amount approximating $4,000. Freight House and Cara Burn. The Chicago Great Western freight house in the west bottoms of Kansas Ifity, Mo., with its contents, and eight loaded freight ears were destroyed by tire. The loss is estimated at $15,000. Railroad Chungea Ownership. The Pere Marquette road is said to have obtained control of the Luke Erie and Detroit River line, leading to the- de duction that the Pennsylvania road now controls the Pere Marquette. Thanksgiving Is November -7. President Roosevelt has issued his sec ond Thanksgiving day proclamation des ignating Nov. 27 as the day of national festival. Scheme of the Colombians. Colombians believe they have an oppor tunity to extort money from the United States aud are delaying the canal treaty by haggling over trifles. Naval Stations iti Cuba. The United States is planning to es tablish naval stations in Cuba as soon as a treaty can be ratified. “Mitchell” Day iu I’ennsylvania. • M itchell day” was celebrated through- I out the anthracite mining regiou of Penn sylvania with parades and speeches. Desperadoes Break Jail. The Williams brothers, desperadoes, who engaged in a street tight with offi cer* and rltisens at Maryville. Mo., re •■ently. escaped from the county jail by using dynamite. Lone Bandit May Be Slayer. James Conti, a wealthy rauehtuuu on Willow creek. Montana, was found shot to death in his home. His mother lay upon the floor with her skull crushed in and cannot live. The murderer is be lieved to t>e the lone bandit who held vp the northeast limited. American Slain in Mexico. Felipe Nesdeil. a wealthy American mine owner, whose right uame is said to have been Charles Walker, of St. Lett is. was murdered at his mines iu Mexico. Northern Pacific Flyer Peld lip. Word has been received of tee robbery of a Northern Pacific mail train between Bet-mount and Drutnm<od. Mont. The engineer was killed. the mail car broken iuto and robbed of all roistered matter, tut no other cars tonched. The train was due to arrive at Itruramood at 12:3t\ but did not come in. Investigation located the train stalled. Fire Scare on the Oregon. There was a narrow escape from fire in one of the coal bunkers of the batti— ship Oregon at San Francisco, the 380 tons of coal in that compartment becom ing hosted and setting off the thermos tatic alarm The thermostat was sot for UVO-degroe temperature. The compart ment was flooded and all possible danger overcome. Poisons Infant and Self. Mrs, John Inline, wife of a farmer liv ing near Brookett. X. 11.. poisoned her Kmonths-old son and theo committed sui cide with poison. 18*mesue trouble is aud to have been the cause. * CHECK FORGER IS CAPTURED. Bt. Louis Police Have Exciting Chase After Criminal. After an exciting chase through streets, alleys, two stores and a house, offieex-s in St. Louis captured William Smith, alias "Kid,” alias C. E. Green, alias ('. O. Brown, alias George Frank, alias E. E. George Frank, a self-confessed forger. It is believed Smith is a criminal uf na tional reputation. He admits having served time in the Missouri penitentiary for forgery and three years at Sing Sing, N. Y„ for the same crime. Smith had left an order at a printing office for some checks purporting to be for the Elgin City Banking Company of Elgin, 111. De tectives learned of the matter and when Smith called for the checks they attempt ed to interview him. Smith ran at s.ght of them and after a chase was captured, but not before he had thrown away the package of cheets and shot twice at the officers. At the hotel where Smith was stopping his traveling bag was found to contain a revolver, a check perforator and nearly 1,000 checks on Frederick Brothers, hankers, Tonawanda, X. Y. Nine of these checks, aggregating $745. and twelve that had been perforated and which aggregated $1,140. were found. Smith admitted at the police station that he was ready to begin operations a*, a wholesale forger. He said he had in tended going to Texas to pass the checks. western union owns news. Corporation W’ina a Great Victory Over National News Company. afin important principle of law- was es tablished when 'udges Jenkins, Gross cup, Baker ar.i Bunn of the United States Circuit Court of Appeals in Chi cago handed down an opinion to the ef fect that the Western Union Telegraph Company has a right of property in the news which it gathers and that such right does not cease w hen the news is published on the tickers rented to its patrons. In laying down this new principle the Court of Appeals affirms two decisions of the lower court and forever enjoins the Na tional Telegraph News Company, the Illinois Commission Company and other defendants from using the quotations in question. The court holds in brief that, while the printed matter on the tape of the telegraph company is in no sense copyrightable, yet the business in i,uoh tion involves the use of property, and its service is not to be outlawed. The de cision is made to apply also in the case in which the Illinois Commission Com pany is the defendant. CUBA AND I'ROPOSKD TREATY. America’s Projected Agreement Re turned with Letter from Palma. The Havana representative of the As sociated I’ress has learned from official sources that the proposed treaty between the United States and Cuba has been re turned to Washington by mail. With the treaty was sent a counter proposition from the government of Cuba to that of the United States, the nature of which is not known, but it is understood that President Palina in a letter sent with the treaty says that the acceptance of the propositions made by the United States would he ruinous to Cuba, as it would result in a large reduction of the customs revenue uf the island. FIREMEN OVERCOME HY SMOKE. Many Have Narrow Escape from Death at a New York York Blaze. Fire destroyed a stock of sporting goods in the wnrerooms of R. H. Ingersoll Cos. in New York. Two firemen were overcome by smoke and were carried to a hospital. A doz*-u men carrying a line of hose were confronted by flames which suddenly burst through the doors on the third floor. They were compelled to throw themselves down a stairway in or der to escape. Several sustained minor injuries. Loss on building and stock is estimated at $50,000. KILLS DAUGHTER’S LOVER. Indiana Postmaster Shoot** Soldier Who Threatened to Slay Family. Newton B. Staugh, postmaster of Riv erton, Lid., shot Herbert McCannon, fir ing one shot iu his breast and another in the back of his head, death resulting al most instant ly. McCannon had been the sweetheart of the postmaster’s daughter and had just; returned from service in the regular army. Miss Staugh and her mother witnessed the shooting. Jt is claimed McCannon threatened to kill the entile family before he was slain. Plot to Assassinate Multan Frustrated. A Constantinople dispatch reports a frustrated attempt at assassination of the Sultan. While Abdul was crossing the court of the Yildiz Kiosk a man in the uniform of the imperial stablemaster np proachx-d him and attempted to present a petition. The Sultan’s bodyguard seiz ed the man, who was armed with a dag ger and revolver. He proved to be a Bulgarian. Soldier* Will He Amused. Secret,* 'y Root has approved a prelim inary plan for the expenditure of the ap propriation of $500,000 intended to pro vide substitutes at military posts for the canteen, which has been abolished by legislation. The Intention is to provide reading rooms, gymnasiums and other amusements for the soldiers. The appro priation was made in the last army sup ply bill. Rear Injure* a Boy. At Happy Hollow, a resort near Hot Springs. Ark., containing a “zoo,” Robert Tatum. 8 years old. went near where a large black bear was chained and was caught lietvveeu the paws of the animal. The bear placed the boy’s head in his mouth aud started to crush his skull when the animal keeper arrived and pried open the mouth of the beast. Improvement* for Manila. The bureau of insular affairs of the War Department has received a dispatch from Gov. Taft stating that the Philip pine commission has passed an act invit ing bids for street railroad, electric light and other ftanehises in Manila, the bids to be opened March 5, 1903. The bids will be advertised in this country. Fatally Wounded by Burglars. Harvey Lillie. 38 years old, was shot by burglars at David City, Neb., while he was in bed and fatally injured. The burglars found $350 in the house. Mr. Lillie owned three bloodhounds. Two of them were poisoned aud died. Lillie is the agent for a grain company which has elevators all over Nebraska. Exhume a Live Alligetor. Workmen digging a cistern near the Turkey creek pqpapittg station in Kaunas City found an alligator in a stratum of earth nine leet below- the surface. The saurian apparently was dead, but after exposure to the air showed signs of life and when placet] in water began to swim. Storm I* Fatal at Nome. One of the worst storm* that wer raged in Behring sea swept the Nome coast recently. Three lives were lost in the Nome m?s and much damage was dime to buildings along the water front. Three persons were drowned. Lives Day* Without Food. Alonzo Garrett. United States consul at Lando. Mexico, has returned to the consulate, after wandering with a part> of friends in the Si rr-.i Madre mountains for twent? cays, the greater pert of the time without food. Baer Advance* Price-*. Anthracite coal price has been advanc ed 50 cents by President Baer to cover extra expense* of miners’ strike and pos sible increase in wages: 70 per cent of ! miner* h tve failed to get jobs back. Woman’s Right* Advocate Die*. Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, woman’s right* advocate, died at New York, aged 87 years; wxs wife of Henry Brewster Sttnton. anti-slavery orator, and signed ! first call for woman's rights convention. I Woman Drown* Her Child. Mr*. Daniel M. Lynch of Niagara j Falls. N. Y-. drowned her 6-year-old girt J fcx a tub of warm water aud then attempt- j ed to cut her throat with a safety razor. Then, apparently x-egrettiug her act. she ran to the kitchen aud asked the ser\ant i girl to summon help. Mrs. Lynch was at | one time a patient in the State insane j hospital, but iiad been discharged greatly improved. BAD INDIAN EXECUTED. Allen Walking Shield Pays Penalty for Murder at Sioux Falla, S. D. Allen Walking Shield, a Brule Sioux Indian, was hanged at Sioux Falls, S. D., for the murder of Mrs. Ghost-Faced Bear, whom Walking Shield shot and hilled at her home on the Rosebud reser vation on May 2, 1902. Until the last the murderer maintained his stoical com posure and even joked with the officers on hi* way to the scaffold. The night before his execution Walking Shield, aa is the custom of Indians about to die, chanted his death song at sundown. The hanging was effected without the slight est difficulty. Walking Shield did not flinch when he stepped on the trap, but told the deputies to “hurry up” as they adjusted the rope and black cap. The trap was sprung at 9:04 and the murder er was declared dead at 9:22. ALLEGED BURGLARS TAKEN. Kansas City Police Find Three Boxe* of Clothing and Jewelry. Char. “6 Clark, a negro, and a mulatto woman who claims to he his wife were arrested in Kansas City on information from Minneapolis, Minn. The officers forced an entrance into the apartments of the pair and found therein three large trunks full of supposed stolen property. In Clark’s possession was found a com plete bnrglar’s outfit. The property tak en from the trunks is valued at SI,OOO, und consists of a large quantity of men’s aud women’s new clothing, gloves, silks, and lingerie. Hidden in the lining of a fine overcoat was a bag filled with jewelry, part of which was engraved with initials. Nearly fifty pawn tickets issued by Minneapolis and Chicago pawn brokers were found in the pocket of the woman’s jacket. HELD UP WITH LAUNDRY TICKET Clex-er Thief Despoils L Station Agent in Unique Way. On a reeent night a young inan succeed ed in securing the entire receipts of the day at the Forty-seventh street station of the South Side Elevated road in Chi cago, through the medium of what after ward turned out to be a worthless laun dry ehedc. Shortly after 11 o'clock, dress ed in regulation uniform, he approached 11. M. Polite, the ticket seller, and tossed him a piece of paper with the remark that he had called for the day’s collec tions. Polite handed the stranger $212 and he departed. An examination of the man’s credentials showed that a piece of a laundry check had been made use of. The police were notified, but no trace of the impostor was found. FOUL BALL KILLS A YOUTH. Strike* Hi* Hand and Drive* Knife Blude Through Artery In Side. Thomas Walker met instant death at Bellefontaine, Ohio, while watching a baseball game. He and two young com panions were sitting on a fence wheu one of the boys asked for a knife to sharpen a pencil. As the Walker bov was passing the knife to him, the small blade of which was open, a foul ball struck by one of the players hit Walker’s hand and drove the knife into his side, cutting an artery and causing him to bleed to death. MALLEABLE WORKS TO UNITE. Combine Is Planned to Be Headed l>y Western Capitalists, Burt and Amos Whitely. owners of the Whitely Malleable Iron works in Muncie, Ind., the largest plant of its kind in the West, have returned from New York, where they held a conference with other manufacturers to decide upon the details or a combine comprising all the leading malleable industries of America. Indiana and Illinois capitalists will control the organization, which will he in running order by Jan. 1. Plan to Slay Christian*. It is learned at Tangier, Morocco, that the reason the Sultan had taken such sud den and drastic measures against the murderers of Mr. Cooper, the English missionary who was slain recently, was due to the fact that he had been inform ed of an immense anti-foreign plot to murder all the Christians in Fez, which would have been carried out had he shown any weakness or vacillation. Former Infidel I* Dead. Marshall O. Waggoner, for sixty years a prominent attorney of Toledo, Ohio, and, whose conversion from a widely known materialistic infidel to an equally aggres sive Christian upon the death of his wife was accompanied by the public burning of his extensive library at Toledo some years ago, died at Detroit, at the age of 90 years. Conrt Sustain* Stratton Will, District Judge Seeds at Colorado Springs handed down a decision overrul ing the action ot the County Court in appointing three administrators, and sus taining in every point the executors who were named in the will of the late W. S. Stratton. Cody’* Son-in-Law a Suicide. 11. S. Boal, son-in-law of Col. W. V- Cody. “Buffalo Bill,” committed suicide at a hotel at Sheridan. Wyo. Mr. Boal had just returned from Chicago, where he had taken a train of cattle. No mo tive for the deed is known. He leaves a widow and two children. Minister Wu's Son Drill*. Chao Chu, the 10-year-old son of Wu Ting Fang, the Chinese minister, has donned the service uniform of Uncle Sam and is drilling with a Ivrag-Jorgensen rifle. Chao Chu was admitted as a mtm* bor of the Morris guards, the crack pri vate military organization of New Jersey. Army Cut Is Ordered. A general order to the army has been issued announcing that by direction of the President the organization of enlisted strength of the army under the reorgan ization act of Feb. 2. 1901. shall be re duced to 56,989, the minimum authorized by law. Wright on Arbitration Roard. With the assent of operators aud min ers President Roosevelt makes Carroll D. Wright a full member of arbitration com mission in addition to his status as re corder. Shown by Dan’s Review. Country's prosperity is shown by in ability of railroads to furnish transporta tion. in spite of recent increases. Dun & Co.'s review reported Octolier railroad earnings 4.3 per cent over 1901. English Anarchist Thrashed. William Maequeen. English anarchist, was soundly thrashed by a silk dyer of Paterson, N. J.. for failure to heed warn ing to cease denunciation of American government. Many Indictments Made. Twenty-five indictments against alleged grave robbers were returned by the grand jury in ludiannpolis. Of the whole nnm ler of indictments returned, ten only were made known. Stowaway in a Cof.tn. William Johnson, Swedish stowaway, j reaches! New York on steamer Oscar II j after having hidden himself in coffin j which he tore open, hiding the bod i under ! matting. Chicago Tax Fixer* Condemned. Both Williams and \V heiler were ! found guilty in tax conspiracy cases in j Chicago and sentenced to pay ines end terms in county jaiL Death of Novelist Frank Norris. Frank Norris, the well-known novelist and war correspondent, di-d in San Fran cisco of appendicitis. He submitted to I an operation for that malady. Passenger Ship Goe* Down. The steamer Capital City sank off Brown’s Point at the entrance to Taeotua | harbor. The passengers were saved. I CLEAR THE TRACK. Uncle Sam is now undertaking, in accordance with his agreement w ith Colom bia. to keep the Panama liuilrosJ open to traffic. WARNS EUROPE TO UNITE. Andrew Carnegie Say* America Will Oversbuilow World. At St. Andrew's, Scotland, Andrew Carnegie the other day suggested the for mation of the United States of Europe. He appealed to Emperor William of Ger many as the most puissant of monarch# available for the work to take the first steps necessary to accomplish the de rived result. .Mr. Carnegie urged a po litical and industrial union of the Euro pean States. Only Jiy means of such a union, he said, could Europe ever repel the American invasion of the markets of the world; only by such means could Eu rope hope to go forth and conquer fields of commerce for her own advantage. France. Germany and Russia might form the nucleus about which the new union could be effected. “The Czar,” continued Mr. Carnegie, “having taken the first step toward the peace of the world in The Hague con ference, the other mighty emperor might some day be impressed with the thought that it is due to himself and to Germany to play a great part upon the wider stage of EuroiH*. as her deliverer from the in cubus which oppresses and weakens her, the appall'ng. paralyzing fear of war and of ruin between members of her own body.” Mr. Carnegie gave expression to his views in his rectoral address at St. An drew's University. lie had been formal ly reinstalled as rector of the university ANDREW CARNEGIE. and honored with the degree of doctor of laws. At the same ceremony the same degree was conferred on Joseph 11. Choate, American ambassador to the court of St. James; Dr. Andrew D. White, American ambassador to Berlin: Alexander Graham Bell of Washington and Henry White, secretary of the Amer ican embassy in London DANES KILL ISLE TREATY. United States Cannot Buy Lands De sired in West Indies. The landsthing, the upper house of the Danish Rigsdag, has refused to ratify the sale of the Danish West Indies to the United States. The vote was a tie—32 to 32. The sale of the islands was ap proved by the lower house of the last parliament, but the landsthing rejected the treaty. In June of this year .Den mark and the United States agreed to extend the time for the ratification of the treaty for one year. Meanwhile anew parliament was elected, and it was thought that there was a safe majority of two or three in favor of the sale i’’ the upper house. The lower house was always overwhelmingly iu favor of the iale. The predominant sentiment throughout Denmark is undoubtedly pro-sale, and the rejection of the treaty is attributed chiefly to a domestic political effort to embarrass the government and bring about the resignation of the ministry. The question of the sale of the islands may not remain dead for any length of time. When official confirmation of the action of the Danish upper house in declining to ratify the treaty for the sale of the Dnuish West Indies to the United States was received at the State Department in Washington, the officials of the depart ment expressed themselves as much dis appointed. It is believed that the Danish people, the noble classes excepted, are heartily In favor of selling the islands, which have been a continual expense to the crown. OLD PASTOR TOO POPULAR. Sextus K. Smith Ordered Exiled and then the Action Is Rescinded. Rev. Sextus E. Smith,, retired, was or dered to leave Wellsboro, Ind.. or lose bis annuity of S2OO a year, because his popularity wi t h $ Presbyterians of the village >vas sup be a hin• ■K :drnnoe to the new Presbytery rescind M. . . M£*r its action, and ' Mr. Smith will re- PffWf main. After thirty years <,f active ser vice Mr. Smith re signed. Then came * the new minister REV. S. E. SMITH. ,h * t . r °" bie - V. bent ver sickness or death came to a household, or when ever a minister v a* needed, the people went naturally to tber old pastor. The new ministt • .T ft- t that he could not get a ho.d on ihetr affections ami resigned. Rev. Mr. Smith ia a graduate of the Auburn Divinity School. After several j years’ service in his holy calling in the East he went to Wellsboro by <-t.age j coach. There was nothing then but prai rie. He grew up with the people and was beloved by all. and they assert that they wiil stay by him and his etitnvble wife. “There is no reason why an old minister and a young minister sbocld not get along in the same church,” he said j the other day. Many prominent Jew# in all sections of the country have written to Secretary! Hay, thanking him for bis recent effort* | ha behalf of the Roumanian Jews. ROYAL ARBITRATOR WHO DECIDES AGAINST UNITED STATES. KINO OSCAR 11. King Oscar of Sweden and Norway, whose decision as arbiter of the disputes arising out of the interference of the United States and Great Britain in the Samoan insurrection in 1899, is iu favor of Germany, has several times befe.ro been selected to pass judgment on in ternational differences. He is a popular choice for arbitrator, because of Swe den's freedom from entangling alliances with other nations. It is announced from Washington that King Oscar's de cision, while it will be accepted in the Samoan matter, will not be recognized ~s making a precedent, as such a course would involve the payment of big claims by the United States whenever marines are landed to protect American interests. ARBITERS IN SESSION. i Miners' Strike Commission Begins Work at White House, The members of the strike arbitration commission, appointed by President Boosevelt, met at the White House short ly after 10 o’clock Friday morning and went into conference with the President. The President greeted the members of the commission cordially. The interview was brief, lasting scarcely twenty min utes. The work to be done by the com mission was informally discussed. The President impressed upon the commis sion the importance of expedition and in-, formed them that he had decided to ap point two assistants to tlie recorder, to facilitate the work. He then presented to them their in structions, as follows: “To the Anthracite Coal Strike Com mission—Gentlemen: At the request both of the operators and of the miners I have appointed you a commission to inquire into, consider, and pass upon the ques tions in controversy in connection with the strike in the anthracite region and the causes out of which the arose. By the action you recommend, which the parties in interest have in ad vance consented to abide by, you will en deavor to establish the relations bet ween the employers and wage earners in the nuthracite fields on a just and perma nent basis, and, as far as possible, to do away with any causes for the recur rence of such difficulties as these which you have been called in to settle. I sub mit to yon herewith the published state ment of the operators, following which I named you as members of the commis sion, Mr. Wright being named as re corder, also the letter from Mr. Mitchell. “I appoint Mr. Moseley and Mr. Neil as assistants to the'recorder. “THEODORE ROOSEVELT.” With the instructions were the state ments of the operators. The members of the commission withdrew in a body. When they left the White House they declined to comment upon their inter view. FROM. BAR TO MAYOR'S CHAIR. James H. Boyle, a Saloonkeeper, Act ing Mayor of Boston. From the bar of an ordinary liquor saloon to the mayoralty chair of the fifth largest city in the United States is lung James H. Doyle of in every-day life is acts as bis bar ily divorced himself from his duties and Jamu h. novia set ont on a three weeks' trip to the South for the benefit of his health, and Mr. Doyle succeeded to the mayoralty chair. Interesting New* Items. In a wreck, Thompson, Ark., Fireman Abraham was killed. Fire at 478-480 Peart street. New York, did $75,000 damage. Ex-Gov. John B. Neil of Idaho died ct Columbus, Ohio, of cancer of the throat. The corner stone for anew New York custom house was laid with appropriate ceremonies. A woman was accidentally killed liy a pick in the hands of a miner, Laredo, Texas. Range riders in southwestern Wyom ing may clash because of the importation of foreign sheep. Cuban custom rco ipt? for September were $264,490 greater this year than for the same month of 1901. Alonzo Garrett of West Virginia, con sul at New Laredo. Mexico, is missing ( since going on a hunting exp-Hitim Sept. 9. Warden Jewett of the Kansas . *uiten tiary is said to lie making an effort to get shoe manufacturers to establish a factory *t the prison and use convict labor. Two freight trains on the Gulf of Colo, rado and Santa Fe Railroad collided head-on at Ardmore, I. T. Two ro be rs of the crew were kiiie I and fire in jured, two perhaps fatally. . - WU TING FANG RECALLED. Chinese Minister in Washington Mast Return Home. Minister Wa Ting Fang has received orders to return to China as soon as jhis sible. He is informed that he has been x ecetl Sheng as nun ', tK in association with conutries. Sh-mg's WC TING KANG. fn „, or just , iiwl . and under Chinese law this compels him to vacate his office mnl renders him in eligible to hold any other position for three years. Mr. Wu will he accompanied by Mine. Wu and sene members if his p<r-nn i! suite, hut he desires ti;:.s ins sen may have a good American education, and may conclude to leave bin: in the United Slates for a time. Mr. Wtt. as the Chinese minister is commonly called, is in many ways the beat-known foreign rci.res'-ntative in Washington. He has broken away from the Chinese traditions of exclusiveness and has overlooked no opportunity to min gle with the Americans, learn western ways and imbibe western ideas, lie has made speeches in various cities, and has favorably impressed the people with pro gressive , hcories as compared with the ordinal- Chinese conservatism. Mr. Wu studied law four years in London and was rdmitted as barrister to the Inner Tempo-. He speaks English fluently and bravely opposed with all the means at his disposal the recent re-enactment of the Chinese exclusion law by the last ses sion of Congress. He belongs to one . f the ancient families iu the Celesti 1 Um pire, and is not far from 4(5 years of age. BOLD BANK ROBBERY. Bandits Get $4,000 from a Prairie City. lowa, Bunk. The boldest bank robbery which lias taken place in lowa in recent years oc curred at Prairie City early Tuesday morning. The robbers blew the safe of the lowa State Bank and secured an amount approximating $4,000. They ex changed a fusillade of shots with local officers and escaped. Night Watchman Erskine discovered four men approaching the bank at 1 o'clock. One of the men cornered him and kept him covered with a rifle for three hours while another broke open the bank door and worked on the safe. The other two men patrolled the ‘■treet and by a system of signals were able to hold at bay a dentist, a physician and two or three other citizens who were attracted to the scene. Five dynamite shots were fired by the man in the bank before he succeeded in getting at the cash box. The sum secutjcd was mostly silver, although it included a quantity of cur rency. At 4 o’clock the four men left the bank and disappeared, after firing a num ber of shots to terrify those who had seen them and shooting through a door in an effort to hit Erskine, who had open ed fire. A general alarm was given and a posse quickly formed. Bloodhounds were put on trail of the robbers.- CHOLERA KILLS THOUSANDS. Ravages of the Disease in Old World Told in Mail Advices. The fearful ravages of plague and chol era in the old world are set forth in mail advices received by the marine hospital service. From Manila Chief Quarantine Officer Perry makes a conservative esti mate that the cases of cholera that have actually occurred in the Philippine Isl ands since March 20 last aggregate 75,- 000, with a mortality of 75 per cent. In Japan the latest advices show , hat there have been 4,329 cases and 1,050 •deaths from cholera. The cholera situa tion in China is summed up as follows: Pi'r>-*-;jces of Hunan and Shansi, the cities, report as follows: Nuuking, epi demic, 40,(XX1 deaths; Foochow, epidemic; Shouyanghsien, epidemic, 3.000 cases per jdty. in Hongkong, since the beginning of the outbreak, there have been 459 cases and 3!X5 deaths. Notwithstanding this the local' authorities declare the col ony free from plugne affection. According to a representative of the director-general of the Egyptian depart ment of health the cholera epidemic con tinues to claim a large number of vic tims. The number of infected places in creased to 1.557. The number of cases registered during tbe week ended Sept. 15 amounted to 9,407, with 8,278 deaths. The Southern Pacific has returned to the use of coal for locomotives after try ing oil. The annual report of the New York Central Railroad shows the largest in crease in gross earnings in the history of the company. The Erie Railroad has just plac'd in commission between Chicago and New York what is sa'.l to he one of the finest dining cars ever turned out. The board of directors of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad has decided to issue $25,000,000 of new stock to be used in extending the line to the Pacific coast. An official of the Chicago. Burlington an<i Quincy Railroad im.de the statement recently that 70,01X1 people had gone to Colorado oil tourist tickets during the season just passed. The passenger department of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern has found that the five cars making up the original twentieth century limited arc not suffi cient to accommodate the travel by this twenty-hour train between Chicago and New York. Tbe necessity for putting on a sixth car from the start at Chicago lias become so urgent that the train will tw in creased by this addition permanently. Tile fastest run ever made by a rail road train for the distance was that ac complished on the Burlington and .Mis souri River Railroad, lierween the two stations of Eckley and Wray. Colo. The two towns are 14.8 miles apart, and the run was made in sc even nine minutes, which work* out at a rate of 9S.>(! miles per hour. The train was made up of a mail car. baggage car. two chair cars, three sleeping cars, a dining car and a private car, or nine cars in all. The report of tbe auditor of the Illi nois Ccutra! Railroad Company of this year shows that the corporation paid to the State of Illinois $911,366 in taxes, the largest amount ever paid by the com pany. This amount, under the charter granted by the State to the Illinois Cen tral Railroad Company, represent* 7 |s-r cent of the gro** earnings of the original 706 miles of road built iu tbe State, paid in lieu of taxes assessed in the custom ary manner. This is the only railroad in the State which has such an arrangement. East-bound shipments of gram out of Chicago last week were 771,000 bushels, a smaller quantity than has been report ed for more than a year. The falling off from the preceding week amounted to 409.0 mm bushels and the week's shipment was 684,000 less than the correaj>ndi;ig week a year ago. The Kansas City express on tbe Wa bash road made the record on that *- tem for fast running. Tbe run wa- trade between Wea and Riverside, over a dj* tanre of six miles. This was cover.-! in four minutes and eleven seconds, the first mile being made in fifty-two second*, and the sixth in thirty-six seconds, or at a rate of 100 miles an hour. TO MAKE A CHILD WALK. fhie Man Crossed the Oceup and Will Receive $20,000. The interest of a large part of the med ico-surgical fraternity of this country and Europe has latejy boou directed toward ®~ —i Chicago, where Dr. Adolf Loren i, bay. ing come all the way from Vienna, is en deavoring to create in Lolita Armour the power to walk. This grandchild t f of the great* st sur lIR. AIX.LK I.ORINZ. (hLs tr.v have been consulted in the hope that relief might come t > her. and two years ago an operation was performed. A for tune had been promised the surgeon if he succeeded. A few months ago Mrs. Armour was In \ iennn, and she met Dr. I,oreiz. who Is the head of the department of ortho paedic surgery in the University of Vi enna. She engaged him to come to this country and treat her child, the ndaee ment she held out to him. in tin event of his success, being $20,000. lie accept ed the offer and the operation was re cently performed. He drew the afflicted limb down so that the hip bone came ls low the socket of the hip, into which it ought normally to fit. The limb will be enclosed in planter of paria six months, but the child will not be ponni ted io remain inactiv <lur ing that time. Sh. will be required t< take exercise, nud that exercise, as--t §&• 6i\ ■ ed by nature, will wK' bring about' ’lie jjt 'jt junction of the twine. At the end of six M-i\ V months. Dr. L-u-eii* wk§ 4 ,\ says, . lul 1 * t he able to walk. He " has performed more “ “ "* than 300 such opera- 1A aiomi n. tions. Since operating on the Armour child lie has performed similar opera tions on many poor children. There was no eharge for these, which were merely to demonstrate tie- method employed be fore the Medical Society of Chicago. \\ iih a long, flowing heard, high fore head and fine carriage. Dr. Lorenz looks ns though lie might lie a modem reincar nation of Aesculapius. 11*. speaks flu ently several languages, has kindlv eyes and marvels at the greatness of the Unit ed States. MRS. CADY STANTON DEAD. Famous Woman’s Rights Advocate Ex pire* of Old Age. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the well known woman suffragist, died Sunday at her home in New York City. Oi I age was conscious al most to the last. V fore Airs. Stanton l?Fv® Ka&L * v > nn *l then it was Jfw • v\”known to the fain- MRS. STANTON-. ily " U, . t l,Cr >:Ui) was only a question days or hours. Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton may truly be called the “grand old woman’’ of the suffragists. She was one of the signers of the call for the first woman suffrage convention, which was held at S -neca Falls. N. Y., on July S, 1848. She s the only signer of that call who lias stuck to her colors throughout the years and has never flagged in the work then begun, al though she has faced storms and hurri canes of ridicule and vituperation. Mrs. Stanton was horn of Puritan an cestry at Johnstown, X. Y.. Nov. 12, 1810. Her father was a distinguished lawyer of the time. She was educated at Mrs. Wil lard’s Seminary at Troy. She was mar ried in 1840, went abroad, and on her re turn took up abolition. No convention of woman suffragists was complete without Airs. Stanton. When Airs. Stanton's father. Judge Cady, heard of her resolution, "That it is the duty of the women ol' this country to secure to themselves their sacred rights to the elective franchise,” he war im pressed with the idea flint her mind hud become deranged and hastened from Johnstown to Seneca Falls to care for her. He tried to reason with her rn the elective franchise question, hut tailed to move her from her purpose. SNYDER IS FOUND GUILTY. St, Louis Man Accused of Bribery Given Five Year*. The jury in the trial of R. M. Snyder, accused of bribery in connection with the passage of certain street railway hill* in St. Louis *'ify ' ' Council, returned a ' was fixed at tin- L. years ill thejjcniten- r^’’’ was sold to I lie Transit Company '>'ii 't rm. snvokb for five times that amount. This is ih first conviction of n bribe-giver iu con nection with the investigation t4i it bus continued since last December. Ti re have been three other convictions, two of members of the Assembly and oue of a witness. Snyder made no defense to the 'barge of bribery. He reftnu-d to plead when arraigned. All the efiorts of his counsel were directed to show that Snyder was a resident of Missouri continually since the passage of the hilt in 1898. If ihey had been able to prove this point the statute of limitation would have become effective, and there could have been no conviction, regardless of the evidence. Tbe testimony at the trial was most sen sational. Robert M. Snyder is the former presi dent of two Kansas C.'fV bank*, the Me chanics’ and City National, and was for merly at the head of the Missouri Gas Company. He bus for ten years been one of Missouri's lendiig financiers. Brief News Items. The Grand river in Missouri has been out of its banks, and touch damage ha* been done by the floods Ex-Judge Mason B. I/ooinis, a well known Chicago jurist, died at his home in Evanston, of pneumonia. Mr*. E. F. HuteMnoon was re-elected president of the Kansas \S . ('. T. I . Airs. L. B. Smith was elected secretary; Air*. Holsingf-r. recording secretary, rind Air*. O. F. Bray, treasurer. Secretary Root ha* approved the elab orate plans prepan-d by tbe engineer corps for the -sr college buildings at Washington and at Fort Riley. Kan. Tbe department will proceed at once to rd vertise for construction work. A Chinaman died at the ITovident 1 oe pitstl in Chicago, a *'ticid<> by starvation, because, it is declared, a secret soH'ttr had commanded him to, do so, Tbe nan was Won Now, proprietor of a laundry. The coroner is investigting the ca< Walter Keller, aged 5 year*, while playing with a revolver at 11.-rringon, Kan., accidentally disc hare--1 it and e ball went through hit* breast, strsiag the ceiling above, kiiiit g him. Wiliiam Lamont, a -freight brak -nua n tbe Atchison, Topeka and Sant i fo xtaiiro&d. was instantly killed at Olaii.o. Kan., while attempting to wake a .-o.ip ling on the local freig!- Crovm Prince Constant ine of G renew wvs painfully, but not datigerop*!;. in jured hr the oves-teri of a motor ar in wbto!. h< was rkTm;; near Yillatatir. Hi* bead and face were cut. Hi* com panion. an engineer, lustaincU more rl vub injuries. 1“No better evidence of iudtbitria* and commercial activity is needed thsu present inadequate transportation facili ties Every form of railway equipment, from, track to rolling Stock, has been in crersed and perfected during the hist few years to an extent that appeared al most excessive, yet the nation’s bushes* lias more than kept pace. Unseasonably mild weather has retarded retail trade at many point*, yet rite movement of goods is fully sustained by tmdimiuUhed preparations for future sales. Distribu tion delayed by high temperature is not lost, while the agricultural community will profit very materially by the tar li nes* of frost, increasing their ability t< consume the produts of factories and mills." The foregoing is from the Week ly Trade Review of It. G. Dun & Gw. It continues: Labor is more fully employed than at any recent date, only a few small con troversies interrupting. Money market pressure has been removed, and, although securities do not respond, legitimate trade is not retarded by quiet speculation. Earn ings of the railways during October thus far exceed last year's by 4.5 pee cent, and those of 1900 by 12 per cent. Coke i* still the vital factor in the iron and steel situation. Not only has no improvement occurred, but the supply *.f fuel is falling further behind and the out look is alarming. Fig iron is in great de mand, imports promising to continue large, and as the higher duty on steel will not be exacted, there is reason to antici pate a liberal movement from Germany. The demand for rails is so great that large purchases abroad are being nego tiated. while practically all railway tup plies find an eager market. Structural shapes and other heavy lines of steel are in a strong position, but there is evidence of irregularity in wire rods, and actual weakness in a few lines that an- now offered freely. Tin plate inauufact.un-rs are making a hard tight to secure ths large foreign business done here under (lit* drawback arrangement, and anew meth od of production is being perfected that promises to cheapen the cost. Among the other metals both tin and copper advanc ed sharply, but the former reacted. Failures for the week numbered 232 in the United States, against 240 last y-s r„ and 22 in Canada, compared with 29. Brsdstroot's weekly commercial report says: Wheat, including flour, exports for the week ending Oct. 23 aggregate 7,1X10.517 bushels, the largest total for .ourtoen months past, against 5,240.(588 lust week. 4.952 in this week last year and 4,932,- 978 ii 1900. Wheat exports since July l aggregate 85,431.317 bushels, against 100,050,051 last season and (50,235,143 in 1900. For the tiseal year exports are 1,042.830 bushels, against 1(5,133,151 last season and 53,400,542 in P.KXI. Highly encouraging are Micago. the reports from the indas- trial field. Manufacturing companies have a good volume of busi ness. and in many lines are not selling more only because they cannot make iiiore. Jobbing trade is satisfactory on the whole. A touch of cold weather would lie welcomed iu tin- Northwest m draw the farmers front their active work < at home and turn their attention to fh 11 requirement*. This would liven up re tail trade, which is reported a little quiet in some localities. The railroads are doing a business heavy beyond precedent. We no longer hear the loud complaints, so common at this time last year, when the situation was not much worse, of the scarcity of cars. With all the new equipment added since then and with more coming into use daily, the roads are still overtaxed. The grain movement is affected atriou.dy. But shippers realize the situation Is-ttcr now t.nd are slower to lodge complaints. In the Northwest it is believed that tin* movement of coarse grains, the heaviest over known, tins passed its maximum point and that from this time on more wheat will conio instead. < 'ountrjr t-le vator stocks are larger than at this time last year, whi e wheat stocks in Minne apolis and Duluth are about 10,(XX>,0(*> bushels less than last year. There lias been some slight growth of reactionary feeling during the week due to the recent sharp advance iu wheat i.nd the fact that a number of bearish items are seen in (lie world’s statistics. The l.’avy Russian wheat and rye Tops are dwelt upon ns influences mssing for ul timate price depression, as is the large increase iu Manitohr interior stocks and the fact that in four weeks the world's visible supply of wheat Increased 35,800.- 000 bushels, compared with an increase of 9,000,000 bushels in the corrciq wind ing four weeks lust year. Yet the fact* remain that there is scarcely any wheat in store in Minneapolis and the movement is not heavy, while the flour mills have been grinding at n rate to make new roc ords in flour production, nod outside mill ers have also been heavy buyers in this market. The fact that prices are riot too high to do business in competition abroad would seem clear from tin- continued ex port inquiry reported from day to day and the exports of 7.1H5U.317 lei-lid* this week, the largest of any week for more than a year. Chicago—Cattle, cuniiinm to prime, $-1.00 to $7.00; hogs, shipping grade**, $4.20 to $0.80; sheep, fair to choice, $2.00 to $3.50; whent, No. 2 rol. 70: to 71c; corn, No. 2,57 cto 58c: oat*, No. 2,2 Sc to 30c; rye, No. 2. 48c to 49c; hay, tim othy, $8.50 to $13.50; prairie, SO.OO to $13.00; butter, c-hoict creamery. 21c to 24c; eggs, fresh, 18c to 21c; potatoes, 35c to 45<* per bushel. Indianaiiolia —('attie. shipping, f”. 00 to $7.50. hog*, choice light, $4.00 to $0.75: sheep, common to prime. $2.50 to 83.50; | wheat, No. 2,70 rto 7le; com, No. 2 ! white. 50c to *!<**•: at*. No. 2 white, 31c to 32c. St. Louis —Cattle. $4.50 to $7.00, hogs, $.3.00 to $7.50; sheep, $2.50 to $400; wheat, No. 2. *Be to 69c; eom. No. 2, 55c to 50c; oat*. No. 2,20 cto 30c; rye. No. 2,47 cto 48c. Cincinnati —t'attle, $4.50 to $0 00; hog*. $4.00 to $0.85; sheep, $2.50 to $3.25; wheat. No. 2. 74c to 75c; corn. No. 2 mixed. (51c to 02c: onfs. No. 2 mixed,, j 29c to 30c; rye, No. 2. 52c to 53c. Detroit—t’attle, $3.00 to *0.25, hogs. s3.<*t to $0.75; sheep. $2.50 to $4.00; wheat., No. 2,74 cto 1 0c: com, No. 3 yellow O.V to IV* •; oats. No. 3 white, 31c to 33e: rye, s<>c to 52c. Milwaukee —Wheat, No. 2 no-them, 72<- to 7.3 c; corn. No. 2, 54X* to 4SK*; outs. No. 2 white. 32c to 33c; rye. No. 1. 50tr to 62c; barley. No. 2,04 cto 66c; pork, rueaa, 416.82. New Vork—t'attle. s43*) to $7.25; hog l . $3-00 to s7.(*); sheep, $3 .00 to $3.75: wheat. No. 2 red, 7tW: to 77c. corn, No. 2. 65c to 06c; oats, No. 2 white, 35c to 36c; butter, creamery, 23c to 24c; eggs, weaterri. 20c to 24c. Tohslo—Wheat. No. 2 mixed. 74c to 75c; corn. No. 2 mixed, 42c to 4.3 c; uata. No. 2 mixed, 27c to 28c; clover seed, prime, ft 1.85. BaC.iio—t'attle. ehoiee shipping stecra, I SI.OO to $7.50; hogs, fair to prime, $4.00 ■ to $7.05; sheep, fair to choice, $3.25 bl $3.75; lambs, •jiramon to choice, $4.00 M to $5.3!-. The ‘eveoty-wcond semi-annual confer- 9 ence .f the Church of Jeans Chrsat a $ fl Latter t>ay Saint* has just been WI4 is 9 Salt Lake City. ft Springfield, Mo., at a spe*ial ejectiotaflP granted a wenty-year fraiich.te u% w gas conpany. which is to (ttrakh gaa fo.m $J per tbouaand feet.