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E. B. THAYER, Publisher. WAUSAU, - - WISCONSIN. g- .LLH^ FIND GOLD IN DISCS. MYSTERIOUS DISCOVERY IN RAIL WAY STATION. St. Joseph, Mo., Police Pnzzled by Quantity of Precious Metal Shipped • Ordinary lncendiary Attempts to Hum Racing Stables. The police at central station in St. Joseph, Mo., have been guarding two discs of what is pronounced by jewelers to be solid gold and estimated to be ■worth at least $34,000, which was found at Francis street station of the Burling ton railway in that city. The gold had been shipped from Omaha as ordinary baggage, being inclosed in two new steamer trunks that are believed to have been purchased in Omaha, but the names of the manufacturer had been carefully erased. The discovery in the discs was tnaue when John S. Billby, a well-known cattleman of Quitman. Mo., called at the First National Bank of Buchanan county and endeavored to draw $20,000 to pay for them. The b. .ik officials closely ques tioned Billby, who was accompanied by a stranger about 30 years old, who wore a heavy dark heard. The pair were fol lowed to the Francis street railway sta tion by a bank detective and the gold seized after both Billby and the stranger made their escape. Neither man has yet been found. Jewelers and bank officials are positive the metal seized is solid gold. FIGHTING FOR PENNANTS. Standing of the Clubs in Prominent Base Ball Leagues. Standing cf the National League: W. L. W. L. New York... 15 5 Cincinnati ...11 10 Pittsburg ...13 8 Brooklyn .... 0 15 Chicago 13 0 Boston 7 14 Philadelphia.. 10 0 St. Louis 6 14 Standing of the American League: W. L. W. L. Washington. 12 !) New York.... 0 10 Cleveland ...10 8 St. Louis 0 10 Chicago 10 0 Boston 0 12 Philadelphia. 10 0 Detroit 8 10 Standing of the American Association W. L. W.L. Columbus ...13 0 Louisville 8 10 Milwaukee ..10 6 St. Paul 7 10 Kansas City. 9 8 Toledo 7 10 Minneapolis.. 8 9 Indianapolis.. G 9 Standing of the Western League: W. L. W. L. Dos Moines.. 8 4 Denver 6 7 St. Joseph.... C> 5 Sioux City... 5 6 Omaha 0 G Colo. Springs. 4 7 TRY TO DESTROY HORSES. Another Attempt Made to Burn Racing Stables in St. Louis. It is learned that since the fire at the Fair Grounds Association racing stables in St. Louis recently, when six race horses were incinerated, another attempt to burn the stables was frustrated. A fire was discovered in the stall of New Mown Hay, a fi 'y belonging to C. E. Durnell. A ball of cloth saturated with oil. in charred fragments, was found in the stall after the fire had been extin guished. When the alarm was turned in the nearest gate of the inclosure was found so securely fastened that force was necessary to break it open. An armed patrol has been established at the stables. Russia Transfers Cassini. Count Cassini. Russian ambassador to the United States, has been recalled by his government, and after an audience in St. Petersburg lie will be sent to Mad rid. His stay in Spain will not be per manent, hut will be followed by a trans fer to another Ear peua post, probably in Paris. Says Rate Regulation Must ’"ome. Secretary Taft astounded members of the international railway congress at a banquet in Washington by stating that railway rate regulation must come. Pres ident Fish of the Illinois Central defend ed the attitude of the railways. Fifty Killed by Karthqnake. An earthquake caused a landslide on the mountain behind Banderabbas, India, which killed fifty persons. Two hundred yards of the mountain Kuhgando col lapsed. In the town a number of towers and buildings fell. Tornado Demolishes Marqnetie, Kan. Marquette, Kan., practically lies in ruins. Twenty-four persons are known to have been killed and forty-five injured by a tornado which swept the residence part of the village. Pennsylvania Railroad Horror. Fifty persons wc-e killed and 100 in jured by a collision of the Cincinnati express on the Pennsylvania Railroad with two freight cars loaded with dyna mite at South Harrisburg. Pa. Crush in Collapsing Building. A tornado caused the collapse of the Harroun grain elevator at Elwood, Kan. John Dolby ar.d Harry Smith were crashed to death in the ruins. Tornado Sweeps Over Oklahoma. Five hundred persons are reported to have been killed and injured by a cyclone which demolished the entire town of Suyder, Okla. President in Chicago. President Roosevelt was entertained Wednesday in Chicago, and his stay was one great ovation. Boy Is Killed by Cigarettes. Death, due to nicotine poisoning caused by cigarette smoking, was the record of a certificate filed with the health depart ment by Dr. A. B. I sham in Cincinnati. The victim was Charles Weber. Jr.. 17 years old. Boy Grows Tnlier on Rack. I.uther Walsh, a candidate for the naval academy who came to Annapolis from Kansas City. Mo., to enter a pre paratory school, has increased his height two inches by means of a stretching ap paratus. Meningitis Is Decreasing. Three deaths from cerebrospinal men ingitis occurred within three hours at' Bellevue hospital. New York. Four other fatal cases were reported to the hoard of health by city physicians during a few days. These figures indicate a decrease in the prevalence of the disease. Vnrest in the Th ili ppines. Gov. Wright, in a report received by the War Department in Washington, says that conditions arc far from quiet iu the southern part of the Philippines. There is tousidersble unrest also iu Ss uuir. but the authorities say that they leel no apprehension. 7>a lighter of Gresham IV ad. Mrs. K.tte Grab m Andrews, wife of William H. Audrey. -. president of :*,■ Manufacturers’ is dead at her home in Buffalo. N. Y.. of heart disease. ®t the age of 44. t'he was * daughter „f the Late Walter Q. Gresham of Chi cago. Fails for Nearly a Million. V F. Hamit, head of a chain of dry *iH>ds Stores in the larger cities of Texas. Has filed s h s’nlcs in the federal court n Dallas, shuwiug individual liabilities of the various firms when add ! to Har nie’s imlivn'r.i! debts, will swell the total CJMe to $1,000,000. GUAIiD SLAIN BY DESERTERS. The Body of Edward Rigget Found ia Bushes a t Fort Sheridan, 111. Instead of being a deserter, as suppos ed. Edward ltiggett, private of Company D. Twenty-seventh regiment, at Fort SheridaD, 111., was murdered by guard house pr toners whom he was watching as they worked upon the lonely bluffs of the army post. His body was found hid den in a dense clump of bushes in a ra vine with skull crushed and the signs of a desperate struggle near by. The discovery of the murder has aroused the officers at Fort Sheridan to fresh efforts to capture the two deserters. Sephas King and Robert I.icbtlyer of the Twen ty-seventh infantry. These two men were sent out, manacled, to work on the lawn of the army grounds, guarded only by ltiggett. At night, when the three failed to return searching parties were sent out and the rifle of Riggett was found lying across the irons that had been removed from the prisoners. It was taken for granted that he had proven faithless tb his trust and had given his 'ellotv-soldiers their liberty, going with them himself. An examination of the body and of the ground in the vicinity indicated that Riggett had been attacked suddenly and had been given no oppor tunity to fire. What preliminary discus sion had been engaged in to throw the sentinel off guard the army officers could ouly surmise, but it is believed that they tried to induce him to go with them and that he refused. explode dynamite in a lock. ...pparent Effort to Imperil the Lives of Many Ohio Farmers. Another attempt was made early Thursday to destroy the bulkhead lock on the east bank of the Grand reservoir near St. Marys, Ohio, one charge of dy namite having been exploded, but it was evidently the intention of the unknown miscreants to explode two charges of dynamite, thus blowing off the upper and lower gates and allow the sea of water to escape into the lowlands and imperil the lives of many farmers. The charge qnder the upper gates failed to explode and a terrible disaster was thus averted. The explosion of the charge under the lower gates tore the gates from their fastenings and threw one of them clear out of the lock. The heavy stone masonry was badly wrecked and dead fish are scattered over the ground 200 feet from the lock. Thomas Carper, an old fisherman, was slightly injured by flying splinters. This is the second attempt to destroy the locks within a year. The State authorities have been appealed to in the motter. BOYS TRY TO WRECK TRAIN. Lake Shore Limited Strikes Obstruc tion on Track Near Toledo, O. Detectives of the Lake Shore railroad have discovered a second attempt to wreck the Lake Shore Limited No. 22 and placed under arrest four boys who are charged with having committed the deed. The first attempt was made last week, when the same train struck a keg filled with nails, which had been placed iu the center of the track. Since that time the tracks have been watched close ly. Detectives Mitchell and Roberts were riding out on the track near To ledo. Ohio, when their car struck a brace of ties arranged in “V” shape. They had hardly struck the ties when they found some boys in hiding and captured four of them. They ere John, George and Joe Galinski, aged 19, 18 and 13 years respectively, and Mike Sobejka, aged 13 years. FIRE LOSB OF HALF A MILLION. Roberts-Parker Grocery House at St. Joseph, Mo., Destroyed. The Roberts-Parker wholesale grocery store iu St. Joseph, Mo., was destroyed by fire. The loss is estimated at half a million dollars on stock and building. The fire started in the third story half an hour after the last employe had left for the day. Its cause is not known. A heavy wind made the work of the firemen difficult and for a time an entire block was threatened. Jesse I. Roberts, president of the company, announced that business would be resumed at once. CONFESSES, BUT GOES FREE. Man Acknowledges Crime for Which Another Is in Prison. A man who said his name was George E. Leyden went to police headquarters in Kansas City, stated he formerly was cashier for the Wolverine Lumber Com pany of Grand Rapids, Mich., and con fessed he conspired with another man and robbed the company of $2,100 March 18. He said William Bush, an innocent man, was convicted of the crime and is now in the Michigan State penitentiary. The police did not arrest Leyden, dis crediting his confession. Finds $11,500 Buried Wealth. While taking up the brick walls of an old cistern nt Fort Madison, lowa, Can tractor James J. Maley discovered a bag containing $11,500 in gold coin, also two casks of wine, the wood of which was so badly rotted that the staves fell to pieces as soon as the dirt around them was re moved, allowing the contents to go to waste. Wife and Children Killed. James Hunter, a farmer living near Bridgeman, Minn., put some dynamite with which he intended to blow out some stumps in the kitchen stove oven to thaw. He then forgot about it and went to town. Shortly afterward an explo sion wrecked the house and killed his wife and two children. Hunter became violently insane as a result. William Rudolph Hangs. William Rudolph was hanged in the jailynrd at Union. Mo. His neck was broken and death was instantaneous. The crime for which William Rudolph was executed was participation, with George Collins, who was hanged last year, in the killing of Detective Charles J. Schu macher of St. Louis at Rudolph’s home, near Stanton, Jan. 25, 1903. Thugs Burn Woman’s Feet. The home of Fred Reidler, who lives in the country back of Coulter station, Pa., was entered by two masked men. who demanded the hiding place of money. Mrs. Reidler refused to tell and was knocked down. The soles of her feet v.ere then burned with matches un til she told where her husband’s savings of a lifetime, S7(H). were hidden. Cashier Short* Bank Closes. The I’econic Bank in Sag Harbor. S. Y„ failed to open its doors the other morning. Cashier F. M. Palmer having confessed to a shortage of $40,000. Palmer signed over all his property, making restitution to the amonnt of $30,- 000. A surety company is on his bond for SIO,OOO. Whisky Is Not Property. In an opinion handed down in the Su preme Court of Kansas Justice Burch decided that whisky is not “property” in the usual sense of the term and that in depriving a citixen of the right to sell it the foerteeuth amendment to the consti tution of the United States is not vio lated. Eight Cornell Students Near Death. Eight Cornell students had a narrow escape from drowning in Cayuga lake, near Ithaca. N. Y. They were sailing in a thirty-mile wind when their boat was capsized. For forty-five minutes they clung to the overturned craft until a res cuing party put out in rowboats. Japan Aroused Against France. Japan is aroused over what it consid ers repeated violations cf neutrality on the part of France, and a Tok#> paper aays Japanese troops would be justified in bombarding French territory. Flames Rage; Firemen Fight. When members of two rival volunteer fre companies were cracking each oth er's heads in Reading, l’a., the tire they had been called out to fight destroyed $40,000 worth of lumber. The Liberty and Reading hose companies reached the scene in ample time to put out the fire before it had done much damage, but got into a fight over possession of a water plug. PAT CROWE GIVES HIMSELF UP. Alleged Kidnaper Walks Into Office of an Omaha Ntwtpayer. Pat Crowe, the alleged kidnaper of Eddie Cudahy, son of the millionaire packer of Omaha, and for whose arrest rewards aggregating $50,000 have at dif ferent times been offered, walked into the office of the World-Herald in Omaha at 1 o'clock Saturday morning, accom panied by Thomas O’Brien, proprietor of the Henshaw hotel of that city. Crowe, O’Brien and r. representative of the \\ orld-Hera'd were closeted for near ly an hour, during which time Crowe told of his wanderings since he left the city four years ago. Crowe stated that he had served in the Boer war, fighting with the Boers. He returned to this country after the war and has lived continually, according to his statement, quietly in a South Side fiat iu Chicago. He says he has been in Chicago nearly three years and that he has visited Omaha on three different occasions during that time. He stated that he had been negotiating for several years for immunity from punish ment in case he should surrender him self to the authorities, although he de clined to say with whom the negotia tions were carried on. The alleged kid naping took place in December, 1900, and in January Edward Cudahy, the father of the missing boy, who had been returned; offered a reward of $50,000 for the apprehension of the kidnapers. JACOB’S LAW TO RULE. Young Women Who Won Farms in South Dakota Reply to Suitors. Because about 10,000 men of all ages every State in the Union want to merry the 120 women who are eligible for matrimony and drew homesteads on the Rosebud Indian reservation near Bonesteel. S. D„ these 120 women have formed a mutual protective society. The man who marries into the family must show he is able to work a farm and must put iu a whole season at plowing, sow ing and harvesting. After he does all this work, for which the object of his affections receives the reward, the appli cant may be rejected if he does not please the owner of the homestead. But if his work lias been well done, if there has been no grumbling, if the furrows have been straight and even, then the man may possibly become the possessor of a wife and a quarter section of good Rosebud land. Nfiss Ruth I’yrtle, for merly of Lincoln, Neb., is president of the society, and Miss Estelle Salle, for merly of Mexico. Mo., is vice president. CITY DIGS FOR OIL AND GAS. Pierre, S. D., Goes After Riches Under neath the Town. For a number of years Pierre, S. D., has been lighted from gas which is secur ed in a flow of artesian water at a depth of about 1,300 feet. This supply of gas is believed to indicate a stronger flow or a supply of oil at a greater depth, and it is proposea to test the question as soon as drillers can be secured who can handle that class of work. A commit tee with .7. N. Hippie as chairman has been appointed to secure the machinery to go 2,000 feet if necessary unless hard granite is reached sooner. The city al ready owns a well which is down /er 1.400 feet, and it is proposed to use this as a starter. It is believed that an oil or strong gas supply cau be reached within the 2,000 feet. ATTEMPTS TO KILL PREACHER. Crusade on Saloons Causes Reign of Terror in Lapaz, lnd. A reign of terror exists at Lapaz, lnd.. and an appeal will be made to Gov. Hanly for protection. Two attempts have been made to kill the Rev. Martin Luther Peters, the resident clergyman. Owners of property have been served with notices that their houses will be laid in ruins if rented for saloon purposes and the authorities have been advised that human life is not safe. The Rev. Mr. Peters has been pronounced in his de nunciation of a certain element in the community and a serious clash is feared. Teacher Held for Arson. Leon E. Shafer, principal of Deshler. Ohio, public schools, former principal of schools at Erie, Mich., and an applicant for superintendent of the Toledo schools, is under arrest at Monroe, Mich., charg ed with having set fire to the school building at Erie four weeks ago. The motive alleged is revenge for having been dismissed. Trust Agent Sent to Jail. E. J. Smiley, secretary of the Kansas Grain Dealers’ Association, was placed in jail in La Crosse, Kan.; to serve a ninety days’ sentence of the United States Supreme Court for the violation of the anti-trust law. This is the first instance of a member of a trust being sent to jail iu Kansas. Dynamite Wrecks Church. The Welsh Congregational church at Kingston, near NYilkesbarre, Pa., was partly wrecked by a dynamite explosion, causing a loss of $4,000. At the last ses sion of the liquor license court Rev. T. C. Edwards, the pastor of the church, opposed the granting of a number of li censes. Valuable Race Horses Bnrn. Fire destroyed twenty-five stables at the St. Louis Fair Association race track and resulted in the death of twelve or more horses. The principal loser is Frank Gering of St. Louis, whose entire string, with the exception of Floral Wreath, was destroyed. Audience Calm During Fire. The Booth Theater in Sioux Falls, S. D., was damaged badly by fire, caused by the explosion of a moving picture ma chine. The building was well filled, but the spectators marched out without ex hibiting any sign of panic. Chicago Boy Is Assaulted. Lloyd Hedrick, a student at the Ur batia (Ohio* university, whose home is in Chicago, was found on the streets in an unconscious condition. He had been sandbagged and robbed of a watch and $24.50 in cash. California Crop Good. Reports from all sections of California tell of splendid crop conditions. The grain yield will be large, and from pres ent indications the fruit season will show an improvement over last year. Fatal Storm in St. Louie. The severe storms that swept over St. Louis and vicinity late Thursday resulted in the death of two persons and injuries to eight, and considerable damage to property. Russian Ship* Scattered by Storm. A typhoon in the South China Sea is said to have caused considerable damage to the squadron under Uojestvensky, sev eral of his smaller vessels being scat tered. May Regnlate Railroad Rate*. Attorney General Moody, in a formal opinion, holds that Congress has full power to regulate railroad rates and may delegate it to a commission. Yale Stndeut Shot and Killed. Arthur Haserot. a senior stndeut at Yale and son of a wealthy Cleveland merchant, was shot and killed mysteri ously in his room in a college dormitory. Estimate of Conc’rj-’i Population. The estimate of Mr. N'ortk. director of the census, of the population of t he Unit ed Stales at the present time .s 82.318.- 020. * Unfavorable Crop Conditiona. The weekly or p bulletin reports un favorable eonditi"ns due to frost in the North and nuns in the Middle ti taxes. TORNADO IN KANSAS. MARQUETTE IS STRUCK AND MANY KILLEDt Town 1s Devastated by Terrific Wind and Left a Heap of Rnina—Houses Twisted to Matchwood by the Ele ment'a Fury. Marquette, Kan., practically lies in ruins, and at least twenty-four per sons were killed and nearly 100 in jured by a tornado which swept the residence part of the village while the 1,500 occupants of the houses were asleep. Early Tuesday morning there was a terrific roar from the south, and what had been a gale became a hurricane. Gathering fury, as it swept through the town, it lashed itself Into a torna do and cut a clean swath through the residence section, almost dodging the business part of the village. The work of destruction was done within ten minutes. Persons sleeping or in their beds and frightened women and children, awakened by the blasts and crouching in terror, were in most cases knocked over by the terrific on slaught which loosened the houses from their foundations or sent them crashing to the ground. In a score of oases roofs were taken from the houses and carried hundreds of yards. Nearly all the structures were of wood, and the side of one of these was blown in, killing a family of five as it slept. Several others, who had rushed from their dwellings when they feared to remain longer in them, were killed or injured by flying tim bers. Two men, rushing from their houses just as the final blast came, were killed by chimneys, which crum bled like egg shells. When the storm had passed—for it ■i > i Jt, ■ ....Jife $ ■ jt. f ‘ ' * NEW GRAND CENTRAL STATION, NEW YORK CITY. died down almost at once after the de structive blasts —a scene of devasta tion was presented. In the path of the tornado hardly any structure was left tenantable. Streets were blocked with debris, ti .*s which had withstood the storms of a generation were uprooted or snapped off, and everywhere excited members of families were running about seeking their loved ones. In many cases they found them dead, and in many more they found them lying under wreckage, severely in jured. A business block in the principal street was made into a hospital, and there the injured were carried as fast as they could be found. Sometimes whole families, scattered by the wind which had made their residence a scrap heap, were reunited there. In others no trace of the friends could be found, and a score of search ing parties are clearing away the wreckage in the hope of finding vic tims still alive under the wreckage. Physicians arrived this afternoon from Salina and other cities on special trains and aid has been offered by many places. A freak of the storm was the escape of Ruth Goelling, an infant 2 years old. She was sleeping in her cradle when the storm lifted it from the bedroom at the same time with the roof, and set it down right side up on the debris. The baby was uninjured. Marquette is a towii of 1,500 people, in McPherson County. It is in the ex act center of Kansas and in the richest farming country In the State. MAY DRAIN INDIANA SWAMPS. Men Are Designated to Look Into Kan kakee Marshes. The Department of Agriculture is about to look into what its exports say is one of the greatest engineering feats in drainage attempted* in the United States. The feat lies in solving the prob lem involved in draining the great marsh lands of northern Indiana, along the Kankakee river, which, when properly accomplished, will reclaim, in the neigh borhood of 400.000 acres of the finest farming land. For several years past efforts have been made by the States of Indiana and Illinois and by private individuals to interest the government in the project now at hand, work upon which will be gin under a special commission th;> week. The marsh land, now best known to duck hunters, who invade its precincts in boats each fall, stretches almost from South Bend, lnd., to Momence, 111., and is included, in part, by the three coun ties of Indiana. Newton, Lake and Por ter. Purdue university lias been working in this field for several years, and it is in conjunction with the university that Janus Wilson. Secretary of Agriculture, has finally determined to go to work on the swamp and see what can be done for it. He has designated Elwood Mead, chief of the bureau of irrigation and drainage; C. G. Elliott, chief engineer of the bureau of drainage, and M E. Dowl ing. drainage field engineer, to begin the work with Prof. Pence of Purdue uni versity. This board will examine the whole field, determine upon a feasible engineering scheme to persuade the river to carry off the superfluous water for the swamp, estimate the cost of the un g The logical outcome of the work will be a request to Congress for an appropria tion to put the finding into practical ef fect. and in the course of a few years it is confidently expected that the great Indiana swamp will be no more. New York's joint committee on city affairs and forests has made a report that the water supply of the Catskill region will be exhausted by 1925 and that the supply thereafter must be taken from Lake Erie or the Adirondacks. It is anr aned from Nelson. B. C.. that the amalgamation of the Leroi. War Eagle. Center-Star and Snowshoe mines and the Trail smelter has be'en complet ed. The new company has a capitaliza tion of f10.500.00a Ex-Gov. Alvan Hawkins of Tennessee died at his h 'me in Huntingdon, Tenn., aged S3 years. ENGLAND A!DS JAPAN. Warns France, It la Said, to Become Neutral. The London Times, in a strong edito rial warning to France of the extreme danger and gravity of the situation in the far East and appealing to that gov ernment not to treat the Japanese pro tests light-heartedly, says it has reason to believe that Foreign Secretary Lans downe has spoken very strongly to the French government on the breaches of neutrality permitted to the Russian Pa cific squadron. Special dispatches from Tokio to the London morning newspapers represent that the Japanese feeling is becoming highly inflamed at France's alleged fail ure to prevent ostentatious disregard fat the principles of neutrality by the Rus sian Pacific squadron. The Tokio Asahi bluntly describes France's assurances that she would preserve neutrality as falsehoods, and declares that Japan would be justified in bombarding French territory. It calls on the government to take vigorous action. Among Japanese officials in London it is asserted that France put off Japan by fair promises in order to give Rojest vensky time to effect a junction of his forces and that the Russians are now given every privilege provided they keep just outside the three-mile limit. The report from Tsiugtau that the Russian squadron is off Vanfong, which is an in let containing the port of Hondkohe, the Three Kings being rocks near the en trance of Vanfong bay, is held to con firm the Japanese assertion that Rojest vensky is still cruising in French waters. The Daily Telegraph’s correspondent at Tokio says that in response to Japan’s second protest France intimated that Ro jestvensky had been ordered to leave Honkohe. The Times correspondent at Tokio re ports that the Japanese Chamber of Commerce are taking concerted measures to cease all commercial transactions with French citizens. A telegram from Hongkong to a Lon don news agency gives a long dispatch, which it is alleged the French authori ties at Saigon refused to transmit, de- tailing how for ten days the Russian Pa cific squadron was allowed to convert Kamranh bay practically into a Russian base, freely coaling and provisioning openly under the direction of Prince Lie ven, captain of the interned Russian cruiser Diana, the French admiral, De Jouquieres, being present the whole time. COLOSSAL RAILWAY STATION. Great Structure Which the New York Central Will Krect. The plans for the New York Central station in New York have at last been made public. The plans involve the use of an area of more than nineteen city blocks, between Forty-second and Fifty seventh streets, Madison and Lexington avenues. The suburban trains will be on a lower level than the express trains. The suburban concourse will provide for nine tracks. The express concourse will be slightly depressed below the street level, and will provide for 22 passenger train tracks, 2 baggage tracks, 2 mail tracks and 8 express tracks, making 43 tracks in all. The main entrance to the station is on Forty-second street. The architectural composition is three massive arches, each arch being 35 feet wide and GO feet high. Beyond these arches one enters an enormous ticket lobby at the street level, 90 by 300 feet. On the right of this lobby, and prac tically a part thereof, is the outgoing baggage room. After purchasing one's ticket and checking one’s baggage, one proceeds to the express train by entering a gallery overlooking the grand con course, aud thence to this concourse, which is on the level of the express tracks. This concourse is approached by four grand staircases, each 23 feet in width. It is the largest in the world, being IGO by 470 feet, and 130 feet high, with wide entrances at each end, extend ing to Madison and Lexington avenues. The waiting rooms contain twice the area of the waiting rooms in the Grand Central station as it is at present. At the subway level there is provided a loop for quickly dispatching the suburban trains, and provision has also been made for a possible connection with the rapid transit system. An officer of the com pany states that the cost of the new terminals and the electrification of the same will be between 820,000,000 and $25,000,000. The Shah of Persia is fond of knitting, particularly silk stockings. England's chancellor of the exchequer's favorite hobby is farming. The new first lord of the admiralty, Earl Cawdor, is a practical railroad man. Kaiser Wilhelm is a necktie collector, his collection, so it is said, numbering 18,- 000. Lord Crawford, a noted English scient ist. will visit the West Indies on a scien tific cruise. A monument to the late M. Waldeck- Itousseau is to be erected in the Tuil eries garden in Paris. George 8. Elgood. an English artist, is said by his fellow Britons to be the greatest living painter of gardens. There are five Joneses, five Smith* and five Thomases, four Balfours and eight Wilsons in the British House of Com mon*. Walter Hedgcock. successor to Sir Au gust Manns as director of the Crystal palace, London, is a most accomplished musician. The Grand Duke Paul of Russia is so tall that no hotel bed will fit him. So he carries on his travels a sectional affair to secure personal comfort. The Sultan of Morocco is one of the most extravagant of monarehs. He spends all the money he can lay his hands on. Sir Henry Mortimer Durand, English ambassador >o the United States, has thoroughly mastered the subtleties of the American joke. The highest library in the world is that built on the top of the Pie d'Olden of the Mont Rosa group by Queen Margherita ia memory of King Humbert. No foreign <■ v.r ign know* t j, Eng lish language better than the King of Italy. When a boy hi* father compelled him to speak it instead of hia native tongue. BIG CHICAGO TIE-UP. TEAMSTERS’ STRIKE PARALYZES BUSINESS OF CITY. Hundreds of Police and Armed Deputy Sheriff* Accompany Delivery Wagons Throughout the City—Riotous Dis turbances Result in Several Deaths. Chicago has recently been passing through some of the worst labor trou bles in its history. Not since the great railroad strike of 1594, when President Cleveland sent Federal troops to the city to preserve order, have such scenes of turbulence and rioting been seen as those which now are daily tak ing place in Chicago's streets. Shoot ing. stabbing, sandbagging and a gen eral reign of lawlessness and disorder have marked the progress of the team sters’ strike, which now is affecting nearly every bush ess in the city. Sev eral persons have died as the result of injuries sustained in street riots an! scores have been badly injured. The non-union men employed as drivers by the Employers’ Teaming Company which is fighting the teamsters on strike, form a large proportion of the victims. Many of the strikers, or their sympathizers, have also been injured. Innocent persons, too, have suffered, many of them having been mistaken for strike breakers. The non-union drivers are armed and freely use their revolvers. With city police and deputy sheriffs riding on wagons by the side of non union drivers, the business of the big merchants was facilitated Tuesday to such an extent that they declared the strike was virtually broken. At the same time there were no signs of weakening on the part of the strikers. Judge Ivohlsaat decided that the la bor men named in the Federal injunc tion should be subpoenaed and re quired to testify before Master iu Chancery Sherman. Charles Dold. president of the Chicago Federation of Labor, said that it had been agree! upon by the labor men that they should not testify, as they had been advised by their attorneys that they could not be compelled to do so. President Dold and a committee went before- State’s Attorney Healy and asked him to call a special grand jury to investigate the charges of con spiracy which the labor men have made against members of the Employ ers’ Teaming Company in regard to intimidating certain transfer compan ies who refused to lock out their men. Mayor Dunne appointed a commis sion to arbitrate the differences be tween the contestants, but the employ ers were not Inclined to pay much at tention to the commission. In its statement the commission asks for the co-operation of all good citizens to aid it in investigating the causes of the strike aud the continued disturbed conditions prevailing in the city. It says the first and supremo duty of the Mayor and the police is to suppress violence and punish all of fenders. Origin of the Trouble. The trouble had a peculiar origin. Last November the garment workers demanded a renewal of ttye scale and a closed shop. The proprietors refused to grant the latter and a strike was or dered. It made poor progress and the garment workers appealed to the Fed eration of Labor for assistance. To save the Federation, the Teamsters’ Union was ordered to help, which they did, although they had contracts run ning three years. Their grievance was that they were being compelled to handle non-union goods. The strike was particularly directed against the firm of Montgomery Ward & Cos. Oth er firms came to their relief and there was formed the Employers’ Teaming Company, incorporated in West Vir ginia, with $1,000,000 capital. Every prominent merchant is a member. The determined stand of the employers awed the strike leaders and the team stars decided to call the strike off. When they applied for their positions they were informed that no man who had struck would be taken back. Then came the general strike of the team sters. The wagons of the Employers’ Teaming Company have for two weeks been driven by non-union men obtain ed from other cities, most of whom are negroes. In many cases n man sits be side the driver with a rifle The battle, according to the temper of both sides, will be waged to a fin ish. Charles Dold. president of the local Federation of Labor, says the struggle will be made the supreme test between capital and labor in this country and that he is prepared to call out, if necessary, every union man, woman aud child in Chicago—or 250,000 Jn oil. The terrorism prevailing has broken, to a large extent, the morals of the negroes imported to act as drivers, and several hundred of them who reached Chicago refused to go to work. Non-union men on the way to the city have been attacked at various cities along the route, and of 215 who left St. Louis in one batch only 93 reached Chicago. The others deserted. Mean time business of all kinds is demoral ized. YOUR CHECK IN SEVEN FIGURES It Is the Only Passporc Admitting to This Chicago Club. The Midday Club, one of the most sumptuous noonday resorts for million aire business men in the world, has open ed on the seventh floor of the First Na tional Bank building. Chicago. Unless one can sign offhand a cheek in six or seven figures he may as vc \ stay down on the street level. In a veritable fairyland of delicate interior decorations, solid mahogany, and the costliest of Russian leather, with views of the rumbling city far below them, the captains of Chicago's finance and commerce can now spend their idle hours. With $40,000 representing the 4**l in itiation fees of SJuO each, the finance Committee has paid for the club's ele gant fii**:iishings and has on hand a sur plus of $9,000. In del cate tints, w ith simple Grecian or Roman borders, the various sitting, reading and smoking rooms are decorat ed, and with tastefully arranged furni ture of which every detail is prepared for the utmost comfort aud utility, the ensemble of the clnb rooms is a delight ful harmony of color, comfort and con venience. The loach eon. the chief porpose of the institution, if partaken of by the aver age n.oa-dyspeptic person, will come to at least $3. The report of the investigation of the charges that Prof. Ililprec-ht was guilty of unscientific conduct will exonerate the professor and sustain his .ion that i he is the discover** of Temple Library at Ntpptin. The report will censure Hii precht for being too romantic. Two suits, aggregating for damages $125,000. have ben started against the Western Federation, growing out of the Colorado strike GREAT DAY IN THE WEST, Opening of the First Irrigation Canal to Be Suitably Celebrated. June 17 the people of the arid West will hold a great celebration at Reno, Nevada, to commemorate the third "birthday” of the irrigation movement aud in time the day may become a Western holiday. Congress passed the reclamation act June 17, 1902. The third anniversary of that day has been selected to open the flood gates lend- C-EMEXT-LINEP CANAL. ing to the first irrigation canal com pleted under the direction of the Fed eral government. This canal is in Nevada, and will di vert the waters of the Truekee River, and with the completion of the dis tributing ditches it will reclaim 30,000 acres of land. Flans are making for a great celebration. Many of the offi cials of the government wid be invited to witness the turning or the waters of the Truekee into the canal, and the officers of the reclamation service have arranged to take the members of the Committees on Irrigation in Senate and House to witness the first triumph in the great scheme for mak ing the barren waste of the West “blossom as the rose.” Governors of Western States will he there in con siderable numbers, in fact, special trains will run from Salt Lake City on the east and from San Francisco on the west. Few persons have any conception of the government’s undertaking iu the arid West. The Panama canal comes in for newspaper attention every day, and yet it will, when completed, be a small piece of work and limited in its TUNNEL IN TUCCKEE-CANYON CANAL. benefits beside this reclamation sys tern. Unless Uncle Sam’s plans mis carry, 50,000.000 acres of land which are now practically worthless will be reclaimed within the next few years and made more desirable for agricul tural purposes than the farm land oi the Central West. This means a home stead of 100 acres for 312.000 families. This insures a marvelous increase io the farm products of the country. SUNK IN A FOG AT SEA. Great Hole Torn in the Steamer Aransas by Barge. The Joy line steamer Aransas, bourn: from Boston for New York, was struck by the coal laden barge Glendower, ir tow from Philadelphia for Boston, am sunk less than fifteen minutes later, bul out of forty-seven passengers and a crew of twenty-nine on the steamer, most ol whom were asleep at the time of tlx collision, only one life was lost. The scene of the collision was about a mile and a half southeast of the Pol lock Rip Shoals lightship, off Vineyard Haven, Mass. The disaster was due tt a fog. The tug cleared the Aransas, but the barge Glendower struck the steamei rmidships on the starboard side oppositt the engines, tearing open a great holt through which the sea poured like a cat aract. The Glendower was uninjured. The engine ioom and fire room of tht Aransas were quickly flooded and some of the firemen barely escaped being caught by the torrents of water. It was seen at once that the steamer was sink ing and orders to lower the boats were given. Most of the passengers and crew were in their berths at the lime of the collis ion, but all were awakened by the crash. They dressed hastily and rushed upon the deck. Although there was great excite*- j ment there was no panic and the disci i piiue of the crew was excellent, everj ! man taking his appointed station. While some of the passengers were j being transferred to the steamer’s boats the Patience came alongside the rapidly I sinking Aransas and took off those whe had not already taken to the boats. Those who had taken to the boats were then transferred to the tug or to the barges | in tow. As soon as the Aransas had disap-1 pea red beneath the waves the tug Pa j tience with the survivors on board put ; about and headed for port. Some of tin passengers belonged in Providence and i others in Boston and New York. The Aransas had a fall cargo of general mer chandise. most of which, it is understood, was insured. One Result of the War, One result of the Russo-Japanese war is to restore the bayonet to its old prom- j inence as a weapon in all armies. When i the Krag model of rifle was adopted i for the United States army, about fifteen years ago, the bayonet was shortened * and so changed in shape that it might be j used as an intrenching tool if desired. : 'But the night fighting in Manchuria has j repeat'-dly brought the Russian and Jap- , anese forces into close qnarters, where bayonets have been used on both sides with tremendous effect. Consequently j the army general staff at Washington has ! determined that the United States bayo- | net for the new rifle adopted in 190 Q j shall be four inches longer than the Krag bayonet, and preparations are already I under way at the national armorie* to ! make the change. lon Perdicaris. who was captured by the bandit Raisuli in Morocco and held j for ransom, was a speaker at the New York Library dab dinner recently and declared he considered Raisuli a patriot who is endeavoring to lead his followers to independence. Because the American government re- - fused to permit its consular agents in Peru to issue certificates of celibacy to J American citizens, required by Peruvian , law. and because the London govern- i ment took a similar position, the Lima | government has indefinitely suspended i the law. , in bank exchanges, ap- Cllicaaa closely record * 1 breaking proportion*, fewer commercial defaults, firmness in values of staples, and steady accre tion of new demands, business gene.- aily exhibits good tone. The one un fortunate drawback is the further spread of the teamsters’ strike, but even this has not prevented an im provement in deliveries. The manu facturing and building interests are on a good basis, with increasing assur ance of future activity and more dis position to undertake new enterprises and extensions involving large invest ments of capital. The sustained gratifying agricultu ral outlook also adds materially to trade-confidence. Late reports reflect increased consumption of commodities throughout the interior, and local r tail dealings made some gain in sea sonable goods. Wholesale transactions have been of satisfactory volume in the leading lines, reassortments being called on for both city and country needs. Railroad traffic has maintained re cently noted gains, notwithstanding lessened marketing of farm products due to rush in spring seeding. Re ceipts of grain were under last week’s, but exceeded those of a year ago 20 per cent, and rhe shipments increased more than one-half. Live stock arriv als show fewe- numbers and a higher average of values, but In bides and wool the receipts exhibit remarkable increase over those of the same week last year. Manufacturing departments con tinue well sustained production and the aggregate of fresh bookings in cluded requirements for foreign lands. Furnace output now is In request for the third quarter, finished steel of all k.nds is in enormous consumption, and wood-working branches are forced to greater effort by extending operations in building work. Failures reported in Chicago district number 15, against 24 least week aud 21 a year ago.—Dun’s Review of Trade. What might be termed New York. a breathing spell is being —— taken in numerous lines of trade and industry pending the ad vent of settled weather, clearer views of crop outturn and the settlement of the Chicago strike. Heavy rains or cool weather have retarded corn and cotton crop preparations and retail trade, but have rather favored winter wheat, which fully holds the magnifi cent promise of a month ago, while an increased area is certain in spring wheat, which latter, however, needs more moisture. Iron and steel are rather quieter as regards new busi ness. but structural material Is eagerly bid for. The building trades and allied lines, such as lumber, hardware, paints and glass, are apparently doing the business of their lives, unchecked and untouched by the usual May day labor disturbances. All statistical measures of trade progress point to general business showing satisfactory increases over preceding years at this date. Busines failures in the United States for the week ending May 4 number 193, against 193 last week, 17G in the like week in 1004. 173 in 1903, 179 in 1902 and 193 in 1901. In Canada fail ures for the week number 2!), as against 17 last week and 18 in this week a year ago.—Bradstreet's Com mercial Report. Chicago—Cattle, common to prime, $4.00 to $0.75; hogs, prime heavy, $4.00 to $5.55; sheep, fair to choice, $3.00 to $5.10; wheat, No. 2,92 c to 93c; corn. No. 2. 47e to 49c; oats, standard, 29c to 30c; rye. No. 1. 71c to 72c; hay, timothy, $8.50 to $13.50; prairie, $3.00 to $11.00; butter, choice creamery, 22c to 24c; eggs, fresh, 13c to 15c; potatoes, 18c to 25c. Indianapolis—CVtle, shipping, $3.00 to $G.25; hogs, choice heavy, $4.00 to $5.05; sheep, common to prime, $2.50 to $5.00; wheat, No. 2. 93c to 95c; corn. No. 2 white, 48c to 50c; oats, No. 2 white, 29c to 31c. St. Louis—Cattle, $4.50 to $G.35; hogs, $4.00 to $5.45; sheep, $4.00 to $5.00; wheat, No. 2,91 cto 93c; corn, No. 2, ,47c to 49c; oats, No. 2,27 cto 29c; rye, No. 2,70 cto 72e. Cincinnati —Cattle, $4.00 to $5.85; hogs, S4.UO to $5.00; sheep, $2.00 to $5.00: wheat, No. 2. 9Gc to 98c; corn. No. 2 mixed, 49c to 51c; oats. No. 2 mixed, 29c to 30c ~e, No. 2,80 cto ■S3c. Detroit —Cattle, $3.50 to $5.50; hogs, $4.00 to $5.40; sheep, $2.50 to $4.09; wheat, No. 2,90 cto 98c; corn. No. 3 yellow, 50e to 52c; oats, No. 3 white, 32c to 33c; rye. No. 2,79 cto 80c. Milwaukee —Wheat, No. 2 northern, SI.OO to $1.04; corn. No. 3,47 cto 49c; oats. No. 2 white, 30e to .'s2c; rye. No. 1, 77c to 78c; barley, No. 2,30 cto 52c; pork, mess, $12.00. Toledo—Wheat, No. 2 mixed, 99c to $1.01; corn. No. 2 mixed, 48c to 50c; oats. No. 2 mixed, 30c to 32c; rye. No. 2, 81c to 82c; clover seed, prime, $7.00. Buffalo—Cattle, choice shipping steers. $4.00 to $0.40; bogs, fair to choice. $4.00 to $5.75; sheep, fail j ehoice, $4.50 to $5.00; lambs, fair to choice, $5.00 to SG.GO. New York—Cattle, $3.00 to $15.50; hogs, $4.00 to $5.75; sheep, $3.00 to $5.50; wheat, No. 2 red, 92c to 94c; com. No. 2,53 cto 53c; oats, natural, white, 35c to 37c; butter, creamery, 25c to 27c; eggs, western, 15c to 18c. Short Newt Note*, Another version of the rumored mur der of the Chinese nmhan to Tibet says four French missionaries were captured and probably slain. Although not ratified by the stockhold ers it is announced that the Hunset Tele phone. Telegraph and Electric Company has bought the property and franchise of the Gila Valley Telephone system. New Mexico. Frank C. Norton, with carpenters and material, caused a two-story bouse to be erected in two hours near Arverne, L. 1., on property disputed in title by Reming ton Vernan. More damage suits have been begun by and against the Western 1 (-deration of Miners in Cripple Creek. Colo., in connection with the strike troubles of the last two years. Hop teen from all sections of Oregon gathered in Portland for the parpose of forming n combination of holders’ pU-dge* to withdraw their hops from the market for sixty days or until a certain price, which will probably he fixed at 3U tenia, <* reached.