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E. B. THAYER, Publisher. WAUSAU, - - WISCONSIN. i BOLD EXPRESS THEFT PACKAGE TAKEN FROM WAGON IN BROAD DAYLIGHT. JewHry Valued at SI,OOO Mysteri ously Ulnappi-irii in t'hleaico untl Detectives Are at Sea—l’ullt Fla tter* Off to Earape Death. Mysterious disappearance in Chicago of a package of jewelry from a wagon of the Wells-Fargo Express Company, consigned to 11. M. Houston & Cos. of that city and valued at SI,OOO, is ab sorbing the attention of Capt. O’Brien of the detective bureau. The package ■was placed on one of the Wells-Fargo ■wagons at the main office in Chicago. When the wagon reached the Heyworth building the conductor was unable to find the package consigned to Houston & Cos. He at once reported the fact t< the main office of the company and to the jeweler and later to Capt. O'Brien. Suspicion wag at once directed to the conductor himself and his driver and they were ar xested and taken to Capt. O'Brien's of fice, where they were subjected to a se vere examination. They gave their names as S. K. Seeger and Harry Allen. Both denied any knowledge of the manner in which the package was lost and said that in the dark it would have teen possible for a robber to get into the wagon and carry it off. They will Le held until the police are positive thev are telling the truth. Capt. O'Brien believes that Seeger and Alien left the wagon unguard ed in the street, and that the jewelry was taken in their absence. Allen said he stopped the wagon for a time at the Columbus Memorial building, but that neither he nor Seeger left •the wagon. SAVED B\ LOSING FINGERS. Man ( aught In Oil anil (tag Tears Off Dart of Hand tii Itencue IliniNelf. George Wilson and Arthur Steepleton, o : l workers, narrowly escape 1 death at New Martinsville, W. Va., in a remark able accident. The two men Lad cleaned an oil well and were putting the cap, which weighed pounds, back on the well. Their tools accidentally slipped, causing the cap to fall on their hands. Oil and gas began to escape, threatening fcoth men with asphyxiation. With a des perate effort Steepleton released his hands, tearing three fingers off. Almost dead, he released Wilson, and both men fell unconscious from pain and from in haling the escaping gas. The men will tecover, but their hands were crushed anti must Ik? amputated. Rnffineer Takes Wreck Illnne, Weeping as he told his story, Frank Galnauer, engineer of the fust section of the passenger train involved in the recent wreck at Woodville. Ind., which cost more than sixty lives, shouldered entire responsibility for the disaster at the coro ner’s inquest in Valparaiso. As the result of his testimony he was arrested. Con ductor Moste and Brakeman Woodward of the freight train also were arrested and all three were held in SI,OOO bail. !V' l.ulioriTu; Corn in Hnln. A scarcity of farm hands \v‘ll cost the farmers of lowa and Nebraska thousands of dollars this year. Com is ripe in the field waiting gathering, but corn buskers are not to be obtained at any price. Farmers have offered double wages. They will suffer the heavy loss through the vast quantity of corn that is going to ruin in the fields. \ow C'hrlMlan Soiontl*t. Rev. W. Ilenry Jones has resigned as pastor of the First Christian church of East, St. Louis, 111., and accepted the Christian Science faith. The board of trustees refused Mr. Jones the privilege of making public announcement of his r<asons for becoming a follower of Mrs. Eddy. Woman M iiilitoil iit Woo<l. II iinfers found tht cashed and burned body of a woman in the woo*ls near New Providence, N. J. The condition of the body is such that identification must de pend upon parts of the clothing that were not destroyed by the flames. City and police officials expressed the opinion that the woman had been murdered. Affirms Heresy Verdict. Dr. Algernon S. Crapsev of St. An drew's Episcopal church. K Chester, N. Y., is suspended for heretical teachings, according to the decision of the ecclesias tical court of review, which is made pub lic. The court of review sustains the decision of the lower court. There can be no appeal. Town Destroyed by Tornado. A tornado struck the little town of II enneger. Ala., and not a building was left standing. Stores and houses were reduced to splinters, while everything they contained was scattered for miles Around. Fifteen buildings were wrecked. No fatalities art? reported. ReffninK Company Found Guilty. The American Sugar Refining Com pany was found guilty by a New York jury of having accepted rebates amount ing to $26,000 from the Nev York Cen tral Railroad. 93.000,000 Spent in UampuiKn. Party expenditures in the New York election were more than $.'5,000,000. The outlay of W. R. Hearst wts $250,870. Morgan, Rockefeller and Carnegie gave generously to the Republicans. Seven Killed in Landslide. Seven trackmen on the Norfolk and Western railroad were killed as the result of a big slip of land near Bluefield. \Y. Va. The men were swept down the mountain side nud into the river. Twelve escaped. (treat Dockyards Hunt. The main juirt of the dock yards of the Societe Des Forges Kt Cham tors at Tou lon. France, was destroyed by fire. For eign warships in course of construction were saved with difficulty. The loss will amount to several million francs. Bomb Exploded la St. Peter’s. A bomb was exploded in St. Peter’s church Rome, and a wild panic of wor shipers followed, but no one was injured, god the da mag?' was slight. No clew to the author of the deed has been dis covered. Ship Crashes Into Rridcr. The big st**el steamer James E. David *on. Captain Albert Reed, of the Tom linson fleet, collided with the Northern Pacific Rice point bridge across the Du luth Superior harbor, took out one of the abutments and tumbled a raffing span ltio feet in length into the water. nnntile Hank and Flep. Burglars entered the Witherspoon hank at Jamaica. 111., after forcing the door with tools stol u from a blacksmith shop. They dynamited the safe and se tniml several hundred dollars. They made their escape before citiietr. aroused by the explosion, could reach 'he s ene. Sherriek Decision la Reversed. The Indiana Supreme Court reversed the decision of the lower court hv which I (avid E. Sherri* k. former Audi to.' of State, was sent to the penitentiary for an indeterminate sentence of fiom two to fourteen years, charged with embezzle* ■tent of the State funds. BANDIT KILLS POLICE OFFICER. Patrolman Fatally Wounded In Flight with Two Safeblowera. Suffering from seven bullet wounds and knowing that he was on the threshold of death. Policeman Luke Fitzge r ald of the Woodlawn station in Chicago, made a dramatic antemortem recital at the St. Bernard’s Hospital of the revolver battle which followed his attempt to arrest two bandits at the Madison svenue station of the South Side Elevated railroad. He died a few minutes after he finished his story. The men he sought to arrest were escaping after they had blown open a safe in a grocery store at Hammond, lnd. They opened fire on him. In the fusil lade of bullets that followed, Charles Hanson, one of the robbers, who con fessed to being an ex-convict, was fatally injured, but the other robber escaped. “I know that I can not live,” faltered the policeman to his superior officer, Capt. McCann. “I tried my best to capture the men, but I was not prepared for such a reception. When I commanded them to halt, they both drew revolvers and opened fire. The first bullets took me in the legs, but I clutched the railing with my left hand and returned the fire. In a blinding flash that followed, I seemed to be enveloped in bullets. I remember of two striking me in the body.” At this point Charles Hanson, the wounded band it, who was captured, was taken before the dying policeman. Fitzpatrick said: “I see standing before me Charles Han son, as he is known here, and I positive ly identify him as one of the men who shot me.” With the last words the dying policeman’s strength failed and he was unable to sign his name because of his weakness. He touched the pen, made a mark, and became unconscious. A short time later he died. lie was 37 years old and unmarried. Hanson, the wounded cracksman, made a confess'on, giving in formation that is expected to result in the capture of his companion. PUSH RIVER WAY. Permanent H.dy Formed to Pro mote Lake-Gulf Highway. Despite rumors that a railroad lobby was at work to create dissension among the delegates to the deep waterways con vention in St. Louis, the assembly, be fore its final adjournment, formed a permanent organization to be known as the Gulf to the Lakes Deep Waterways Association. The purposes of Ac or ganization were explained in a lengthy address to the public, while the benefits to be derived by the State of Illinois from the proposed lake-gulf water route were set forth in a speech by Gov. Deneen at a banquet at the Jefferson hotel. The proposed deep waterway is to extend from the Chicago drainage canal through the valleys of the Desplaines and Illinois rivers to the Mississippi river at Graf ton, 111., and thence down the Missis sippi to St. Louis, and is to have a min imum depth of fourteen feet throughout. It is recommended that for the purpose of meeting the probable future needs of navigation that the minimum depth over the miter sills of the locks should be twenty-one feet in the initial construction. The excessive cost of the project as shown by the engineers’ estimates, was due mainly to the existence of the prominent barrier between the great lakes and the Mississippi valley. This chief obstacle to the prosecution of the project has been removed by the drainage canal. Accord ing to the estimates based upon recent surveys by the United States engineers, the work remaining to be done in order to complete the deep waterway channel to St. Louis will cost $31,000,000. MORE AVAGES ARE RAISED. American Express Company Order# Ten Per Cent Increase. Wages of employes of the American Express Company who are paid less than S2OO a month were increased 10 per cent Thursday. Announcement of the in crease was made at the office of the com pany in New York. It was authorized by a vote of the board of directors. An official of the company said that the reso lution passed by the board of directors provided that the increase should be paid to ail employes who had been in the ser vice longer than a year whose wages had not been increased within twelve months and who were not already paid S2OO a month. The increase, the officer said, af fects 8,000 to 12,000 men throughout the country. It will take about SOOO,OOO to $700,000 to pay the advance. Ordered Hack to Work. John Mitchell, President of the United Mine Workers of America, announced that he had ordered the 1.500 striking coal miners of Fernie, B. C., to return to work after two months of idleness. The strike was not over wages or hours, but over the fact that nou-union men were employed. roinc , i(l!n , i' in Feet. Harrison Hocheans, aged 56, was brought to St. Louis for medical atten tion from Rush Tower. 111., where his left foot was blown off by Pie accidental discharge of a shotgun, which a compan ion was cleaning. Two yeais ago Hoch eans’ right foot was blown off in a simi lar accidental manner. St. Loots Teller Indicted. An indictment charging embezzlement was returned by the October grand jury against Charles 11. Everl.v, former teller of the St. Louis Union Trust Company. The indictment contains but one count and names the amount as $5,000. Ever ly has been missing for several months. .Indite Fined for Assault. Circivt Judge Caleb 11. Norris appear ed before Judge Boston G. Young in Ma rion. Ohio. al pleaded guilty to the charge of assaulting Harry Purckhardt of Cincinnati, a nephew of Judge Norris’ first wife. Th* judge was fined $25 and costs. on Murder (’barite. Lucille McLeod-Memhard was acquit ted of the charge of inurderng William T. Niemann in the Empire Hotel in Chi cago last December. The defendant, her mother and the sister of the dead man either collapsed or went into hysterics on hearing the verdict. HooufTflt Crocstt-a Iftthmnn, President Roosevelt in an address at Panama sounded a warning to revolu tionists and told the people that the ballot is the only medium to secure a change in government. The President crossed the isthmus and was cheered ev erywhere. Farmers in Labor's Ranks. More than 1.000,000 farmers, repre senting. it is claimed, over one-seventh of the agriculturists of the country, affi) iated with the American Federation of Labor at the convention of the latter or ganization in Minneapolis. Dynamite Wrecks a Mine. Thirty-eight kegs of dynamite exploded at the surface workings of the Boston Consolidated copper mine in Bingham t-amp near Salt lotke City. Ftah. Out mu. was killed and two fatally injured. The cause of the explosion is not known. Heavy Blow for Standard OH. Suit for dissolution of the Standard Oil trust with its combination oi seventy subsidiary companies has been filed in St. Louis by the United States. This is the most staggering blow ever dealt the huge corporation. Vecldeatal Oisrimrse Kills Boy. A: Bag'ey, M an.. Clarence Arneson, iged 13, was killed by the accidental dis charge of a shotgun. Both lierrels were discharged while be was leaning on the gun, the entire load entering his side. l.Hinic II igbest in Twenty Years. Cost of living is higher than at any time within the last twenty years, as vbown in Dun’s Review. BARONESS KILLS MAN. MAGNATE SHOT DOWN IN HIS OWN OFFICE. Y'onnit French Widow Commits Murder In Search for Supposed Poisoner of Her Husband—Cubans May Fight Us. Baroness Anisia Louise de Massy, a strikingly pretty Frenchwoman of 32, who has been living at 57 West 37th street, New York, is a prisoner ai po lice headquarters in that city, charged with murder. She is accused of having shot down Gustav Simon, aged 58, of 114 East 50th street, wealthy owner of the Queen Waist Company. The shoot ing occurred at Simon’s office. lie died at St. Vincent’s hospital. Behind the shooting the police say is a lemarkable story of a woman seeking revenge for the mysterious death of her husband, a French nobleman. The baroness main tained the most stolid secrecy as to any motive. In faet, she calmly denies the shooting, despite the fact of an alleged eyewitness and that Simon with his dy ing breath accused her of the crime. The Baroness de Massy comes of the noble family of Du Vernon, which is said to be prominent in one of the French prov inces. Iler husband, Francois de Massy, to whom she was devoted, (lie! suddenly three years ago and the baroness had reason to suspect that he had been poi soned. She took up the trail the day after he was buried. The police say she had reason to believe Simon could help her solve the mystery. SEES NEW WAR BY' CUBANS. Liberal Leader Deelares “Amerleans Welnh on Country Like n Curse.” In spite of the fact that Gov. Magoon of Cuba has received reports from the military commanders in twenty-one towns that absolute tranquillity reigns through out the entire island, there is a general spirit of unrest abroad, due to the uncer tainty regarding the future course of the United States. The liberals are becom ing more restive day by day under the indefinite continuance of the government of intervention, the liberal Uaders are clamoring that the moderates be ousted from office and replaced by liberals and they are endeavoring to bring pressure to boar to secure the promise that elections will be held at the earliest possible mo ment. Gen. Loynaz Del Castillo, the leader of the anti-American sentiment, addressed a liberal meeting and made use of the phrase, “The Americans weigh on the welfare of the republic l.ke a curse.” BATTLE WITH ROBBERS. One of HnnilitM 1m Killed and Patron of Suloon In 31m*dered. Two men are dead, two others dying and another seriously injured as the re sult of a pistol battle in the attempted holdup of the saloon of George O’Connell, at Sixth and Brannan streets, San Fran cisco. All complied with the order to hold up tlieir hands except George O’Con nell, a retired policeman, who shot at one robber. Both thieves then began firing. When the smoke of the battle cleared away, four men were lying on the floor of the saloon—O’Connell with two bul lets in his chest; Stephen Lynch, shot twice in the abdomen; Louis Delatour. with his jaw torn hway by a bullet, and Michael Kennedy, shot in the ear. On the sidewalk opposite the saloon the body of one of the robbers was found and identified as that of Frank Burke, an ex-convict. COST OF LIVING CUTS ALIMONY. High Prices In Cleveland Cunse Judge to Make Kulinir. The increase in the cost of living in Cleveland will probably cause a reduction in alimony allowances. Judge Reacum in a ease brought before him ordered a reduction of the amount. The man. who was earning $55 per month, had been or dered to pay S3O a month alimony. “A man cannot live in this town in these days of high prices on $5 a week.” said the judge in allowing a reduction. Other judges say they will probably grant re ductions in cases pending before them. Fire Panic* in PlayhouMc*. A small panic was caused at the Lyric Theater in New’ Orleans during a mati nee performance by some person shouting "Fire!” The audience rose tn masse and was rushing toward the exits, when some level-headed person in the audience shout ed that it was only a small fire across the street and there was no danger. Calve to Wed Blind American. Mine. Calve, the opera singer, is en gaged to marry a wealthy American who recently became blind. For years the millionare is said to have worshiped Calve from a distance, silently, not making love. The last person to see him before blind ness came was the priina donna. Recent ly he proposed and was accepted. Conscience Pnts Man in Jail. Maxmilian Barzato. a miner, was on trial charged with stealing rich ore from a mine at Telluride. Colo. The jury was unable to agree. The judge thought so little of the evidence presented that he ordered the charge dismissed. Barzato left, but soon returned to the courtroom, confessed his crime and was sentenced. Pay* 400 Per Cent Dividend. Directors of the Chase National Bank in New York, one of the great Wall street institutions, declared a dividend of $4,000,000. being 400 per cent on its present capitalization. While the sum will be paid in cash, the stockholders will sub scribe immediately to a similar amount of new capital. Would Bnild Up Trade. Secretary of State Root in an address before the Trans-Mississippi Commercial Congress at Kansas City told the nation that it should cultivate closer relations with all the republics of the western hemisphere. He urged a ship subsidy as a means of building up trade. Wished Death Y'erdlet. Celestion St. Antoine, the oe.ogenarian. who is charged with wife murder, pleaded guilty in Preston. Minn., and received a life sentence. St. Antoine was much grieved because he was not sentenced to death. Pniclltst Beaten to Death. Mike Ward, the Canadian lightweight pugilist, died in Grand Rapids. Mich., from the effects of the terrible beating he received from Henry Lewis, the eastern lightweight, who knocked him out in the ninth inning of a ten-round go. Aerial Navigation Solved. Flight of more than 500 miles at a speed of fifty miles an hour in a flying machine which is practical and durable now is an easy matter, say the Wright Brothers of Dayton. Ohio, in a report to vSe Aero Club of America. To Relieve Financial Stringency. American bankers have agreed upon a plan to give elasticity to "he currency, whereby the government will issue an emergency currency taxed it a rate suffi ciently high to drive it <>•’♦ "*f circulation except in times of real stringency. Labor Shnns Socialism. The American Federation of Labor. after a spirited debate, decided to con tiue political activity on .he lines laid down by President Gompers. and voted deve plan to indorse Socialism. Fortner Bicycle ( kimpioa Killed. “T<?m” Cooper, former champion bicy clist. was killed in an automobile acci ia Central Park. New York. BOMB IN ST. PETER S. ROME’S FAMOUS CHURCH SHAK EN BY EXPLOSION. Wild Panic Among; Thousands Who I'hrong Basilica Follows—Not One Hart and Edifice Is Uninjured— Deed Is Strange Mystery. A bc,mb containing high-grade gun powder was exploded Sunday iu St. Pe ter's Cathedral, at Rome. It is thought the bomb was for Papal Secretary oi State Cardinal Rampoli, who celebrated high mass, the occasion be'ug the ann:- ersary o.f the consecration of the cathe dral to St. Peter, w hose body lies in a silver shrine not far from where the explosion occurred. His Holiness, Pope Pius, heard tin* muffled report in his apartments in the Vatican, and fell to, his knees in a prayer for mercy for the offender when he was informed what had happened. Cardinal Rampoli frequently lias ex pressed his fearlessness of the anarch ists and this gives rise to the rumor that the band which has been causing deaths in Rome intended to end his life. The tomh o,f Clement XIII.. over which the bomb exploded, was not in jured in any way, nor was the high al tar. at the base of which the full force of the explosion was felt. Despite the enormo.us charge of gunpowder, not even the pavement shows much evi dence of what happened. At the time of the explosion Cardinal Rampoli had already taken his depar ture from the cathedral, lie had scarce ly reached the outside world before there was a ro.ar and a cloud of dust and smoke sprang up at the end of the right aisle which is near the grear altar pock pus x. of St. Petronilla. There was a deafen ing roar which shook the great edifice and rang through its lofty arches as never a sound has before. Congregation Stun nod. Fo,r a moment the great congregation remained as if stunned. Then pan e - - _ : ■ ST. PETER’S CATHEDRAL, ROME. seized upon them and with one impulse they surged toward tlie great doors, screaming and fighting their way out. regardless of the efforts of the canon of the cathedral to. calm their fears. II? shouted to them again and again that there was nothing to fear, but his voice was lost in the tumult. On'., those near him could distinguish a word that he said. A few who were clo.se to the altar stopped, but the rest continued the r headlong flight. Men, women and chil dren in a struggling mass crowded the aisles, shrieking in terror, and a num ber were seriously bruised and injured. I.arsrest Chnreli in World. St. Peter's Cathedral is the largest in the world, though for magnificence it is far outstripped by St. Paul's in London, and from an architectural viewpoint, not withstanding the great array of distin guished men who have from time to time superintended its construction, it is de clared to be a lamentable failure. Its building was begun in 1450, but it was not until 1626 that the completed structure was consecrated by Pope Urban VIII. The cnthedral occupies the site of the old basilica of St. Peter’s, which was founded by Constantine rn the year 306 A. D.. and according to church his tory marks the spot of St. IV'et's grave and is close to the scene of his martyr dom. The cathedral, in the form of a Latin cross, is 613 feet long and 450 feet across the transepts. It is surmounted by a dome which rises to the top of the great cross, which surmounts it, 434% feet above the pavement. The diameter of the dome is 195*£ feet. The facade of the cathedral is 668 feet long and 145 feet high. Five open arches lead to a magnificent vestibule 43!> feet long. 47 feet wide n r.dos feet high. The church will hold 54.000 people. President John F. Tobin of the Boot and Shoe Workers’ Union announced at Boston the new election called by the executive council of the union because the constitution was violated in the re cent election would be held Dec. 6. Tbc State IVpartment at Washington has received from American Minister Merry at San Jos*'. Costa an ab stract of the treaty between txuatemala. Salvador. Honduras and Costa Biea re cently negotiated, which provides for the compulsory arbitration of all future dif ferences by the Washington and Mexican governments. Robert G. Fleming of Philadelphia committed suicide, supposedly because of a shortage in his accounts of $-V>.ooo. He was local manager of the Southern Cot ton Seed Oil Company. Advertise in this paper. SHIP SINKS IN CRASH. Steamer Dli Goe* Down In Pngft Sound After Colllaton. The steamer Dix, Captain P. Ler mon, lKini(l from Seattle for Port Blakeley with passengers, sank in Puget Sound, two miles north of Alki Point, Monday night after having collided with the steamship Jeanie, Captain P. H. Mason of the Alaska Coast Company. Forty-one pas sengers and members of the crew of the Dix are missing and thirty-nine were saved. The Dix is a total wreck. The Jeanie was not damaged and no member of her crew was lost. The master of the Dix was rescued. The collision occurred while the sound was almost as smooth as a mill pond and after the boats had been steaming within sight of each other for a quarter of an hour. The Jeanie was hacking when she collided with the Dix and the impact was slight. The Dix was struck abaft of amid ships on the starboard side. She list ed heavily to port, righted herself and then sank stern first. There was hard ly time to launch life rafts or boats before she was submerged. Passengers jumped from the decks into the water, women screamed and officers and men called orders that could hardly he heard above the din. Passengers who could swim made their way to the sides of the Jeanie and were dragged aboard. The Jeanie was not moved until after all who had reached her had been hauled aboard Then she cruised about, picking up sev eral who had been able to stay above water. There were no passengers on the Jeanie. The Dix was making the last trip of the night and was well filled with passengers, according to the press report. When about two miles north of Alki Point the two steamers were within short distance of each other, steaming along converging lines. The captain of the Jeanie says he signaled for the Dix to pass him and his whistle was answered. The Dix was then within speaking distance of the Jeanie and to the port of her. Suddenly Mate Den nison, who was at the wheel of the Dix, put her hard over to starboard as if to cross in front of the other vessel. Captain Mason of the Jeanie, who was on the bridge, saw that an accident was imminent and called out a warn ing to the man at the wheel of the Dix. When the Dix started to sink, stern first, some of the passengers and mem bers of the crew leaped into the sound. Other passengers huddled together in groups on the deck while still others knelt in prayer. The women, who had little chance for their lives, stayed on the sinking steamer and were drowned News of Minor Note, The towu of Portia. Ark., was damaged by fire to the extent of about s'*o,ooo. The Southern Pacific Railway Com pany announces it wants 5.000 laborers. At the closing session of the National Association of Rural Mail Carriers, At lanta. Ga., won out for the next conven tion. The convention met at Peoria. Frank W. Mack, for many years a newspaper man and formerly superin tendent of the eastern division of the As sociated Press, died at Santa Ana, Cal., of consumption. Albert T. Patrick, convicted murderer, has requeu'd Gov. Higgins of New York not to entertain an application for execu tive clemency, unless it comes from Pat rick himself. Gifford Pinchot, chief of the bureau of forestry, has expressed gratification that there has been only one big fire on the reserves during the summer. The burned area did not exceed probably over 2.000 acres. The delegates to the thirteenth annual convention of the American Soci-tr of Municipal Improvement at Birmingham. Ala- spent the day touring the Birming ham mineral district. Frank Kelly, aged 20 year?, night superintendent of the Macbeth-Evans Glass Company’s plant at Charleroi. Pa.. was murdewi as the result of a quarrel over a game of billiards. A movement has been inaugurated in Seattle to erect a monument to perpetu ate the memory of William Henry Sew ard. Secretary of State under Lincoin and Johnson, by whom was negotiated the treaty with Russia whereby the United States acquired possession of Alaska. BIG CROPS AND CAR SHORTAGE. Railroad* I noble to Supply Mean* of Tran*portation. There has never been a time, not sim ply this year, but in any previous year, when there was such a pressing demand (or all the rolling stock that all the big lines could muster, and that in service able condition, says the Boston Tran script. Our overwhelming national pro duction has apparently caught us un awares. The West is complaining loud ly, almost angrily, of car shortage, and the railroads are confronted with the heaviest responsibility in their history in the task of moving crops. Prosperity does not consist of abundance merely, but also of facilities for moving and distributing that abundance to the points where de mand awaits it in the quickest time and at reasonable rates. But there are very many embarrassing hitches in the present situation, which has become so strained that shippers are in some cases actually charging the traffic managers with inau gurating an artificial car famine. This, however, is not probable. We cannot imagine any advantage, present or prospective, likely to accrue to the roads from a policy of having an excess of per ishable goods in the hands of producers or shippers; but between the producer and the carrier are a large class of merchants, shippers and exporters, and they are the men who are feeling the nervous and al most panicky strain that comes from con gestion and delay. The roads all through the West are operating their shops to their fullest capacity to increase their rolling stock, and this condition of affairs emphasizes the fact that any considera ble strike among carsnop men would be particularly deplored at this time. A variant of this trouble is the diffi culty experienced by the Aroostook farm ers in Maine in getting their potato crop to market. The yield there is unprece dented, the estimate being 17,000,000 bushels, but even with cellars and store houses bulging, fear is entertained that cold weather will come before the imper fect means of transportation can relieve them. We can hardly hold the big lines responsible for this state of things, but it is none the less a minor manifestation of the same general shortage. It probably means, also, that railroad lines in north ern Maine are becoming inadequate to the development of that section. FEATURES OF PEARY’S DASH. Important Scientific* Upmrllm of tilt* Itecent Expedition. Later messages from Commander Peary to President Jessup of the Peary arctic club, told how he had reached Ilopedale, Labrador, and was having his steamer, the Roosevelt, repaired and ballasted. The return voyage from the farthest north point ever reached by a human being had been or>- of incessant struggle with ice floe.- -forms and head winds. Two rud ders, jternpost, two blades of the pro peller, four topmasts, spanker boom and one boat had been carried away, and they had been obliged t use interior portions of the ship to keep the fires going after the coal supply was exhausted. Peary also announced his purpose to make an other attempt to reach the pole after get ting fresh supplies and making repairs. Ilis dash was impeded by several tons of dog meat spoiling, and the loss of other supplies by breaking of ice. Mrs. Peary, who started with her son to meet the explorer, at Sydney or farther north, said no words could express her elation and happiness over the fact that her hus band was “the hero of the most success ful polar expedition in the history of the world.” One important scientific result of this expedition is the explosion of the theory of palaeocrystic sea. This theory arose from the observation of peculiar floe ice in the ocean north of Grantland by the British expedition under Capt. Nares in 1.87>. Hence the name of this pari: of the Arctic ocean, which means a sea of ancient ice. It was thought that it was covered with an expanse of enormously thick ice and that tbe sea was shallow, the floes resting on the bottom. Peary found the floe ice thick, but not of the ancient variety supposed by Nares. The ice as a sledge route failed him utterly, as it broke up into big and little islands under an unusually mild winter. Peary and his party saved their lives by con verting eight dogs into food. HOW THEY TAKE THE TURK. Requirements of Different l.arge Cities of the Country. Boston requirements are about the same as New York, except that the beads are removed from some poultry, and the skin tied over the end of the neck. Dry-picked poultry only is wanted. Chicago wants dry-picked turkeys and scalded chickens for home trade. but dry picked chickens to ship. All poultry should be undrawn and with heads and feet on. St. Louis prefers scalded poultry, ex cept turkeys for cold storage, which should be dry-picked. All hinds of poul try are wanted, but must be plump and well dressed. Philadelphia prefers dry-picked pouL try. undrawn, with heads and feet on. Baltimore prefers scalded poultry un drawn and with heads tnd feet off, though poultry with heads and feet on is coming more into favor. San Francisco wants dry-picked poul try. heads and feet on. and undrawn. Chickens and ducks are sold by the doz en. geese by the pair, and turkeys by the pound. Directions from every market ce not to use straw in packing, formerly a very common practice.—Farming. Ryan’s fonao Robber Contract. Thomas F. Ryan has signed an agree. ment with tbe officers of the Congo Free State at Brussels on behalf of the Amer ican Rubber Company, giving to the lat ter the right to experiment with the new methods of treating rubber in "ertain dis tricts adjoining Stanley falls. The re port that the American company had ob tained conce-'icns of territory was denied. The twenty-sixth annual convention of the Old Time Telegraphers’ and Histori cal Association and the Society of the United Slates Military Telegraphers met in Washington. WORK FOR CONGRESS. Long Schedule of l nflnlahed Boat. neNM in Slight. If Congress attempts to do at the next session what it began to do and loft undone at the last session, there will be little time left for the consid eration of new measures which the President or the members shall set' fit to recommend. The list of matters which went over from the first session of the present Congress to be taken up at the second session is formidable. Here i*. is: Immiration restriction (in confer enoe). Santo Domingo treaty. Isle of Pines treaty. Morocco treaty (upon which a vote will bo taken Dec. 12). Decision in Senator Smoot’s (aso. Prohibiting corporations to cantribate to campaign funds. Ship subsidy. To make Porto Ricans Fnited States citizens. Campaign fund publicity. Reduction of tariff on products of Philippines. United States to own its embassies and legations abroad. To build government powder factory. Appalachian and Whtie Mountaiu or est reserves. Copyright revision. Modification of Chinese exclusion law. Prescribing punishment on high seas. Codification of revised statutes. Second Dreadnought for the navy. Removal of customs duty on works of art. Swamp reclamation, similar to irriga tion statute. Cable to Guantanamo and the canal zone. Anti-injunction bill. Eight-hour law. Nominations of isthmian canal commis sioners. Army and navy dental surgeon corps. Increase of artillery corps. Punishment of improper use of the Stars and Stripes. Retirement of superannuated federal clerks. Establishment of postal savings banks and parcels post. Limiting working hours of railway em ployes. In this list the first place is given to the immigration measure, for if it he not first in importance to the country, it appears to lie first in the minds of the members, as it was approached at Che last session not only with caution but with fear, and it was made mani fest from the action of tin* House prior to amending the hill and sending it to Congress, that some of the members believed that either for good or for evil it would have a direct bearing on their political futures. It is generally understood that Presi dent Roosevelt in his message will rec ommend more drastic immigration leg islation than is embodied in the meas ure which the conference committee will have before it for consideration when Congress assembles. The bill as it stands has an educational clause inserted by the Senate, which provides that all adult immigrants must be able to read and write. The House struck out this provision, and either the House or tile Senate must recede from its position or the hill must fail of pas sage. This immigration matter looms large. Many sections of the North are anxious to get rid of the undesirab'e foreigners. They can’t get rid of them, but if aid comes from elsewhere they can prevent their continuous arrival. The South desires white immigration, but of only one kind—that from the British Isles and from northern Europe. The South can protect itself more easily if the ed ucational test is made a part of the im migration bill. New (Innrlr. Proees*. Dr. Arthur L. Day of the Carnegie geophysical laboratory at Washington, according to an article in the Technical World Magazine, has discovered a new process of making quartz glass while working with his electric furnace. Here tofore quartz glass, which is simply quartz melted and allowed to cool with out recrystallizing, has been obtainable in such small quantities that it was worth its weight in gold, the globules being used to make small vessels and lenses. Now, by the employment of high temperatures and pressures. l)r. Day tias turned out solid plates of quartz glass 1 inch thick and ox 2 inches. The pressure used is 500 pounds to the square inch and an alter nating current producing heat of 2.000 degrees. In a quartz glass vessel gold, copper or silver may be melted or dis tilled, and it will not break even when rold water touches it at white heat. Midvale Gel* Foreign Contract. The Italian government has given an ardor for 2,100 tons-of armor plate, val ued at $1,000,000, for an Italian war ship. to the Midvale Steel Company of Philadelphia. The American company competed with five European firms, in cluding the Krupps. Nevertheless, the Midvale hid was sl3l higher than the price offered to this government for ar mor. Less I,earning;. More Honesty. Gov. Jelks of Alabama in his speech at tlie Montgomery Htate fair said that further progress in Alabama is not pos sible unjess there is better understanding between the races. Ilethought that less reading and more honesty would be a good slogan, and said: “Any country is better off with a maximum of illiterates and honest men than a maximum of learned and dishonest men.” Notes of Current Events. Thirty yards of the Paris Metropolitan subway near the Buttes Chaumont park suddenly caved in. Buildings were hastily and safely evacuated. The five lepers cared for by tMassaehu eetts at Penikes Island. Buzzards Bay, have cost for the first fourteen months of the experiment $40,043. The new battleship Minnesota, in its endurance trial off the New England coast, maintained an average speed of 18.831 knots. Her contract speed is 18 knots. Mrs. Luang Ratanayapti, wife of the Siamese charge d’affaires, died f iD Wash ington. The body will be cremated and the ashea sent to Siam. Miss Jennie Dicker of Napoleon. Ohio, took poison and died. Orson Broka has been arrested and charged with murder for buying the poison for her. Sheppard Knapp, head of the firm of Sheppard Knapp & Cos., New York fur niture dealers, died at his home in New York. He had been iii six months. William F. Milne, wlios*- home is be lieved to have been in San Francisco, committed suicide in a hotel in Washing ton street, New York, by shooting. Major J. 11. Stine, president of the I’nitga States Historical Society and his torian of the Army of the I’ofomac, <sed suddenly at his home in Washington- Be]l Bctsanki died in the Belmont Air Lock hospital. New York, from the bends. Ac rding to physicians his death was due to leaving the air locks too quickly. Herman Thompson, the negro yonth who was in datiz-*r of lynching at Bir mingham. Ala., has been sent to Pratt mines to begin his twenty years’ sentence. At Houston Heights. Texas, Daniel Van Valkenburgh, a wealthy real estate iealer. fatally shot his wife and then I klied himself. A divorce was pending, j IlilSlliit _ In an aggregate of bank CniC3QO. o-xcha ng e s this week, — — which makes anew high record, and official statements showing gains over a year ago in deposits, loans and casli resources there is testimony to the expansion which is characteris tic of commerce at this time. Opera tions indicate that trade generally is strongly sustained in its unprecedent ed volume, and in some respects move ments of commodities made a further advance. Colder weather stimulated an exceptional demand for seasonable needs in the leading retail linos, and jobbing branches remain fairly active in staples, with the buying of holiday goods comparing favorably with tin best previous totals. Most of the heavy deliveries in textiles, footwear, furniture and hardware are over, but there is much buying of food products. Except an advance in cost of steel plates the wave of rising prices for raw materials and finished products has made no further progress in the iron, woodworking and leather activi ties. The manufacturing returns dis close no abatement in production. Building operations now are pressed forward against the approach of win tor. but new plans exceed those of a year ago and indicate that necessary materials will be as much needed as before. Railroad and lake movements suffer ed but slight interruption from the storms, and freight offerings now show more bulk in heavy materials and ee reals. Failures reiiorted in Chicago district numbered 27. against 10 last week and 27 a year ago.- Dun's Review of Trade. rr ~ T | Furl her and serious New lOFa. |<‘ on gesti on of railway shipments, more advances in wages, satisfactory reorders, a large volume of spring trade, greater activi ty in retail lines in consonance with colder weather, a marked development of demand for holiday novelties, and persistent requests for domestic and foreign iron and steel, are among the significant features of an exceptionally busy week. Complaints of |kk>i- deliver ies are widespread, and while the rail ways are making every effort to rem edy tin* situation, little progress is be ing made in that direction. Because of these delays collections are not so good as they might be. though most of tile improvement reported last week is maintained. Shipments of grain prob ably sorter most from the congestion, but deliveries of fuel to manufacturing plants and shipments from iron and steel mills are also hampered. Indus trial plants are being pushed to the ut most, foreign iron is coming in in vol ume. labor is scarce, and wages, espe cially those of railway employes, have undergone further favorable changes.— Bradstreet’s Commercial Report. Chicago—Cattle, common to prime, $4.00 to $7. t<); hogs, prime heavy, $4.00 to s<>.3s; sheep, fair to choice, $3.00 to $5.50; wheat, N'o. 2,72 cto 73c; corn. No. 2,43 cto 44c; oats, standard, 32c to 33c; rye, N'o. 2, (57c to tide; hay, timo thy, SIO.OO to $17.1K); prairie, SO.OO t $14.00; butter, choice creamery, 20c to 27c; eggs, fresh, 27c to 32c; potatoes, 30e to 43c. Indianapolis---Cattle, shipping, $3.00 to $0.50; hogs, choice heavy. $4.00 to $0.50; sheep, common to prime. $2.50 to $4.50; wheat, N'o. 2,72 cto 74c; corn. No. 2 white, 44e to 45c; oats, No. 2 white, 33c to 35c. St. Louis—Cattle, $4.50 to $7.00; hogs, $4.00 to $0.25; sheep, $3.50 to $5.25; wheat, No. 2, ”5c to 7(!e; corn. No. 2,43 cto 45c; oats. No. 2,32 cto c; rye, No. 2. 01c to 03c. Cincinnati-—Cattle, $4.00 to $5.50; hogs, $4.00 to $0.40; sheep, $3.00 to $4.50; wheat. No. 2,75 cto 70c: corn. No. 2 mixed, 47c to 4Sc; oats. N'o. 2 mixed, 35c to 3Gc ; rye, No. 2. Otic to 08c. I>< iroit—Cattle, $4.00 to $5.35; hogs, $4.00 to $0.05; sheep, $2.50 to $4.50; wheat, No. 2. 70c to 77c; corn. No. 3 yellow, 4He to 50c; oafs, Nc. 3 white,- 30c to 38c; rye, No. 2,07 cto 00c. Milwaukee —Wheat. No. 2 northern, 70c to 80c; corn, N'o. 3,45 cto 4(5c; oats, standard. 33c to 35c ; rye, No. I, Ode to 08c; barley, standard, 54" to 55c; pork, mess, $14.50. Buffalo t'nttle, choice shipping sleers, $4.00 to SO.OO ; hogs, fair to < hoiee, $4.00 to sdcK); sheep, common to good mixed, $4.00 to $5.85; lambs, fair to choice, $5.00 to $7.40. New York—Gat tie, $4.00 to $0.15; hogs. $4.00 to $0.50; sheep. $3.00 to $5.25; wheat, No. 2 red, 70c to 80c; corn, No. 2. 52c to s,'lc; oats, natural white. 38c to 40c; butter, creamery, 20c to 27c; eggs, western, 27c to 3flc. Toledo- Wheat, No. 2 mixed. 74c to 76c; corn. No. 2 mixed, 17c to 48c; oats. No. 2 mixed, 34c to ,°6c; rye, No. 2, t>4c to 0Or; clover seed, prime, $.5.12. Telegraphic Brevities. Spain's military contingent for 1007 has been fixed at 100,000 men. The A vena (Hub of the Cleveland Y. M. C. A. decided that a millionaire could not bet: honest man. Frank Dorsey, n Brooklyn clerk, fired four shots at Josephine Schmidt, who had jilted him, and then killed himself. Tbe Hammond Packing Company of Chicago was fined SIO,OOO in Arkansan for violation of the Arkansas anti trust law. Reports as to stringent regulations at the University of Berlin intended to shut out Americans arc officially declared to be untrue. Eduardo Alonzo, a newspaper man, and Ranon Mondoza. member of the council, fought a due) a: Havana. Botn wer* wounded. Th* stork in the wholesale drug house of Berry. Derooville & C 0.., on the public square of Nashville, Term., was damaged $50,000 by fire. Joseph Gardout. chef of a -Minneapolis dub, who was shot by n highwayman on the night of Oct. 13 because he only bad sl.lO, is dead. The steamer Cumberland, which arrived in Buffalo *ith iron ore, struck an old bridge abutment in the harbor and sank, blocking the channel. M. Santos-Dumont won the Archdeacon cup on the field at Bagatelle. France, with his Bird of Prey, a flying machine. The prize was SIO,OOO. Robbers blew open the wife of the- State Bank of Sparks at Sparks, Okia., securing $2,500 and e,~aping after ex changing 100 shots with c/izena.