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E. B. THAYER, Publisher. WAUSAU> - • WISCONSIN. FAILURE OF BIG FIRM MILLIKEN BROS., OF NEW YORK, ARE BANKRUPT. Did Too Mneh Baalneim and Liabili ties Will Reach *0,500,000 —Ken- tucky Town Almost Wrecked by Storm of Unprecedented Fnry. Creditors filed a petition in bankruptcy against Milliken Bros., incorporated, in the United States Circuit Court in New York. The liabilities are about $6,500,- 000, of which $3,000,000 is represented by first mortgage bonds. The unsecured liabilities are $3,500,000. Milliken Bros, carried on a world-wide business in struc tural steel and iron work. If is alleged in the petition that the corporation with in the last few days has admitted in writing its insolvency to creditors and has expressed a willingness to be adjudg ed bankrupt. It is understood that the petitioning creditors have made an appli cation to Judge Holt in the United States Circuit Court for the appointment of a receiver for the business. The firm has an enormous plant at Mariners Harbor. Staten Island, and executive offices at 11 Broadway. The petitioning creditors are the Niles-Bement-Fond Company, with a claim of $1,628, and an additional claim of SIO,OOO on a note not due until June 24; John A- Iloebling’s Sons, $2,950; Snyder & Black. $493. and Robert \V. Hunt A: Cos., about S4OO. It was stated at the office of the firm that the assets of Milliken Bros, are believed to cover all indebtedness. The bankruptcy proceed ings will doubtless involve the adjudica tion of one of the largest estates that the courts have been called upon to deal with in recent years. BASE BALL STAKDIXGS. linnm Won and Lost by Club* In Principal Lrayoea. NATIONAL LEAGUE. W. L. W. L. Chicago ....35 10 Boston 18 27 Now Y0rk..31 14 Cincinnati ..IS 28 Phil’delphia 27 17 Brooklyn ...15 30 Pittsburg ..23 18 St. L0ui5....13 30 AMERICAN LEAGUE. W. L. W. L. Chicago ....30 15 New Y0rk...20 22 Cleveland ..30 17 St. Louis.... 10 28 Detroit ....25 17 Washington. 14 27 Phii’delphia 24 21 Boston 15 30 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. W. L. W. L. Columbus . .29 17 Indianapolis 2li 20 Minneapolis 24 20 Milwaukee ..23 25 Toledo 24 22 Louisville ...20 25 Kansas City. 22 22 St. Paul.... 19 30 WESTERN LEAGUE. W. L. W. L. Des Moines.2s 17 Denver 20 19 Omaha *...28 20 Sioux City. .21 22 Lincoln ....24 20 Pueblo 13 33 TEMPEST WRECKS A TOWN. Pnhlle lln ild I hum Unroofed. Steamer Sank and Darkneim Hesnlt of Storm. Catlettsburg. Kv.. was in total dark ness the other night, and there is scarcely a whole roof, skylight or window in town. A number of houses were completely un roofed and one dwelling house was blown off its foundations by the most terrific storm in the history of that section. The streets are strewn with ail sorts of debris. Wires the telephone and telegraph Tompanies are a tangled mass. The eleo light planj was by the fall ing o? tiie stacks and will be disabled for several days. No casualties have been re ported. The steamer Cando turned over on its side and went down the river. The Emma Marie went to its assistance, but could not land it. The Cando was valued at SB,OOO. The roofs were blown off the court* house, the Methodist Episcopal church, the Meek Printing Company’s building and a number of other buildings. Big Strike at XI in lien polls. A mass meeting of the members of the Minneapolis building trades council de cided to call out all men employed on buildiugs where contractors are using the material of master sheet metal workers whose men are out on strike because of the oi>en shop principle. This will effect practically every building operation in the city. Womnn, Loner in Kncen, Fleen. Mrs. Ada Mears. 25 years old, who for three years has been cashier in the office of a typewriter company in New Orleans, is sought by the police on the charge of being short $2,200 in her accounts and also with having raised a check from $250 to $450. The detectives say Mrs. Mears was a very heavy loser at the win ter race meeting. Frisco Has *200,000 Fire. Fire destroyed property valued at $200,000 on Bryant street, between Sev enth and Eighth streets. San Francisco. The Franklin grammar school, the Yo semite flour mills, a lodging house, and Ihe wholesale houses of the Customs Seed Com|>any and the San Francisco Paste Company were destroyed. Qnem I.'it tier Knife? Recover*, Queen Victoria of Spain, it has been learned, was somewhat indisposed for sev eral days. A slight surgical operation ■was performed and she is now well again. Trunk Fall* and Kills Roy. A trolley car crashed into an express wagon on the Brooklyn bridge, hurling a heavy trunk over the high railing and sending it to the street 100 feet below, where it crushed out the life of Filamano Bruno. 11 years old. Servian Kliir in Peril. While King Peter of Servia was out riding the other day his horse became frightened and the king was thrown from the saddle. He was b*Jly shaken, suf fered from pains in the thigh and re turned to the palace in an electric car. Foretell* Plclesa Age. A pieless age is at hand. Dr. Wiley, the government's pure f-xwl censor at Washington, having decide! that the mod ern product has been dcbsoc’ued by com merce and benioate of soda until it is offensive to the integument* of the ali mentary tract, and that it nust go. Son Born to P"lacc*s. Princess Margaret, wife of Prince Gu tavus Adolphus, son of the crown prince of Sweden. Friday gave birth to a son. a future heir to the throne of Sweden. Princess Margaret is a niece of King Edward of Englaud. Ohio Governor Reprieves Mnn. “Please. Governor, save papa’s life," was the appeal made by Dean Cornelius, the 11-year-old sou of James Cornelius, the Canton man doomed to die in the electric chair in the State prison, which induced Gov. Harris of Ohio to grant a reprieve to June 21. Cornelius murdered bis wife. Frelßht Agent I* Indicted. W. H. Bennett, formerly general fr ight agent of the Ann Arbor railroad, was indicted in Toledo. Ohio, by the fed eral grand jury on twenty-three counts for alleged violations ef the interstate c-unnerve laws. MRS. HEILEX GOI’GAR DEAD. Noted Temperance Worker Expires t Home in Indiana. Mrs. Helen M. Gougar. one of the best known temperance and suffrage lec turers in the country, dropped dead from heart failure at her home in Lafayette. Ind., early Thursday morning. She had risen and was dressing when the attack came. Mrs. Gougar was 70 years old and during the last few years she had not been as actively before the public as for merly. For many years she was one of the best known woman orators in the country. She was a warm personal and political friend of John P. St. John, and when he was nominated for the presi dency on the Prohibition ticket, in 1884, she took to the stump for him. She traveled hudreds of miles during that campaign and was indefatigable in her work for the Prohibition ticket. Her forceful and witty speeches made during that campaign brought her into greater prominence than she had had before. The last five years Mrs. Gougar had spent abroad, having returned to her home only recently. She had made her home if Lafayette since her marriage in 1863. Mrs. Gougar was born in Hillsdale, Mich., on July 18, 1837. She was grad uated from Hillsdale college in 1862. Af ter her marriage she was admitted to the Indiana bar. The law for woman’s mu nicipal suffrage adopted in Kansas was of her drafting and she was instrumental in securing suffrage on school matters for women in several States. 'For twenty three years she served the Woman's Suf frage Association of Indiana as its pres ident. At one time there was talk of nominating Airs. Gougar for President or Vice President on the Prohibition ticket, but she never was a candidate. She was the author of “Forty Thousand Miles of World Wandering,” “Strange Incidents in One Life.” "Two Little Pau pers” and “The Traffic in Poison.” WELL BARES MURDER. Body of Mrs. McCnrt Found and Brother-In-Law Cornered. The body of Mrs. Catharine McCart, who lived at 1201 Franklin avenue, east, Minneapolis, and who has been missing since May 21, was found by detectives in an abandoned well on the farm of George Katelbach a few miles out from the city. The woman’s head had been crushed with a blunt instrument. The body was partly clothed. George Katelbach, the owner of the farm, is a brother-in-law of the woman. All night detectives, assisted by friends, guarded the house, while Katel bach liad barricaded bimself inside. The officers made no effort during the night to get the man, as they did not care to risk being shot down in the attempt. Soon after the woman disappeared Katel bach gave out a statement that she came to his house on May 24 and left for her farm, about two miles away. George Nash, who works Mrs. McCart’s farm, said she had not been there. Then Katel bach said the woman had probably been devoured by wolves which infested that locality. PREACHERS BUILD A CHURCH. Ten Pastors and One Evangelist Do the Work of Carpenters. Ten pastors of Christian churches in Kansas City and one evangelist have begun the work of building a frame church. The structure is to be built entire'/ by ministerial labor. The Roan oke Boulevard -Christian church, as it is to be called, is to serve the purpose of a congregation in the district until funds enough are raised to build a more pre tentious structure. The ministers arrived at the site early the other morning. Coats were discarded, overalls donned and began in earnest. Not a man among them is an expert carpenter, but each can drive a nail and saw a board. Besides, the work is being done in a systematic manner, as it is being directed by W. 0. Goldman, a regular carpenter, who is employed to supervise. At noon women members of Christian churches served a luncheon to the workers. Flies In Homemade Airship. Cromwell Dickson. 15 years old, made a successful flight with an airship of his own construction at the Columbus (Ohio) Driving Park. The airship, which is about thirty feet long, follows the model of the modern dirigible balloons. Instead of a motor, a foot-power mechanism is used to drive the propeller, the boy oper ating it after the fashion of riding a bicycle. Conrt Kill* Lottery. Bv the action of the District Court for the southern district of Alabama the death knell was sounded for the Hon duras National Lottery Company, suc cessor to the old Louisiana State Lottery Company, which the government has been fighting for years to exterminate, closing its activity with fines aggregating $284,000. JnimneNe Dl*covered. The international conspiracy on the part of Japanese iu this coun ry and Japan to eaerthrow the Tokio govern ment. take power, and to compel the United States to apologize and pay an indemnity for the attacks on Japanese in San Francisco, and to admit coolies with out restriction has been discovered in Washington. Cyclone In Indian City. A destructive cyclone swept over Kur rachi Thursday. Several steamers were driven ashore and hardly a building re mains intact. Kurrachi is one of the principal seaports of British India, and has a population of more than 120,000. Boy Spanked; Kill* Mother. Because his mother had spanked him. Calif McCoy, aged 11 years, shot and in stantly killed her at their farm, nine miles north of Bassett. Neb. Fearing she was not dead, he fired a second bullet into her body. Boy Kind* *2,250 In Wallet. Fred Thompson, a bellboy at the St. Francis hotel in San Francisco, found a wallet containing $3,250. It was discov ered to belong to Louis A. Zeus of Chi cago. who had departed a few hours be fore. Country*!* Wheat Crop. The government crop report indicates a yield of 616.593.000 bushels of wheat, of which 368.529.000 is winter and 248.- 064.000 spring, leaving no surplus for export. Rich Willow County Charge. Mrs. Jane Wharton, alias Elizabeth Whalen and several other aliases, of Har ris County, Texas, who has been living off county charity for a dozen years, is found to be worth nearly $250,000. New Krveanr Head Take* Office. John G. Capers of South Carolina, who has been appointed commissioner of in ternal revel ue ad interim, took the oath of office and immediately entered upon the discharge of bis duties. Farmer* In a Combine. Farmers have organized at Omaha to keep wheat at a dollar, and plan to corn >r lt>o7 and future crops. Worden Win* Race of Flotilla. The Worden finished first of the tor pedo boat destroyer flotilla in the run from New York to Cape Henry. Va. Her time was 22 1 knots [>er hour from Scot land Lightship to Cape Henry. Knntin Demand Better Rail*. Aroused by the enormous increase in the quantity of broken steel rails, result ing in an unusual number of wretks with consequent loss of property and life, the railways of the country are making a determines and united effort to compel the 1 nited States Steel CorporatUr* to give & better tnd more reliable rail. SOLDIERS ON GUARD. PROTECT PARKER, COLO., FROM THREATENED BURNING. Saloon Keeper Who Woanded Soldier Is Man Whose Property Is Being Guarded—lndiana Bandit Shot After Daring Holdup. Fearing an attempt to burn the saloon of L. F. Lambert, which probably would result in the destruction of the entire town. Parker, Colo., is under guard night and day. A squad of soldiers from Fort Logan is patrolling the-main streets and outskirts and the townspeople are in a state of terror. Lambert cheated a sol dier Friday night, it is alleged, and when the latter protested emptied his revolver into a squad or twenty, injuring two so badly that their lives were despaired of for a time. He escaped after the shoot ing and friends of the wounded men have vowed they will get vengeance by burning the building. One ineffectual attempt was made to fire the place. UNDER STATE CONTROL. New York Public Utilities Measure Slftneil by Governor Hnufhe*. The so-called public utilities bill was signed Thursday by Gov. Hughes. This bill is probably one of the most far-reach ing reform measures ever passed by an American Legislature. It places under direct State control every public service corporation, great or small, in the State of New York, with the exception of the telephone and the telegraph. It applies not only to the railroads, street railway and subway lines, express companies do ing business exclusively in the State, but to the business within the State of all railroads or other common carriers which enter the State at any point. The two commissions created by the act will have most sweeping powers in regulating the corporations affected. The bill prohibits the giving of free passes except in a few limited instances. It provides also that no franchise shall be capitalized in excess of the amount actually paid to the State as consideration for the grant of the fran chise; that the capital stock of a corpora tion formed by the, merger or consolida tion of two or more corporations shall not exceed the sum of the capital stock of the corporations so consolidated at their par value, or such sums and any additional sums actually paid in cash; “nor shall any contract for consolidation or lease be capitalized in the capital stock of any corporation whatever; nor shall any corporation hereafter issue any bonds against or as a lien upon any con tract for consolidation or merger.” It is provided, also, that no corporation shall purchase or hold stock in another such corporation or common carrier un less authorized by the commission. .MILLIONAIRE WAS KIDNAPED. Lebanon, Ind., Court Decide* Geo. It hoil ins of Indianapoli* Insane. Judge Artman, at the opening of the Circuit Court in Lebanon, Ind., announc ed his decision in the George Rhodius case, declaring the Indianapolis million aire insane. A guardian will be appoint ed. The outcome of this decision will be that his resort-keeper wife, Elma Dare of Cleveland, will be placed on trial at once on the charge of kidnaping and the marriage annulled. Elma Dare took Rhodius to Louisville, where she married him. and the two went on a strange "honeymoon” trip to New York and Pitts burg. The woman was arrested at Pitts burg. FOREST Ftr.l3 SETS RECORD. Largest Blaze on West Coast Causes Immense Los*. With his camp reduced to ashes and himself forced to retire with liis men from the plant for fear of losing their lives, Dave Essen, who operates a logging camp in Knox Bay, Thurlow Islands, ar rived in Vancouver Wednesday and re ported the largest fire ever known up the coast. All the valuable timber on the island is being licked up by the flames. Just bow the fire started is not known. Its boundaries are extending rapidly. Rain is badly needed at ail points. Be sides the Knox Bay fires there was a series of fires on Vancouver Island in the vicinity of Bear Lake. BANDIT SHOT AFTER HOLDUP. Negro Jiiml Released from Jail Rob* a Hammond Saloonkeeper, Edward MeCloskey, a negro, released from Crown Point jail Sunday morning after serving six mouths for larceny, went to Gibson, Ind.. where at the muzzle of a revolver he held up Michael Lukow ski. a saloonkeeper, securing $125. In trying to escape the negro was shot by Lukowski through the breast and is ex pected to die. MeCloskey was taken to Hammond, where he lies iu a cell swear ing vengeance upon Lukowski and Sheriff Carter, whom he has threatened to kill when he is released. SHOOTS WIFE AND CHILD. Bonrder In House Escnpe* Det.li Through I nsleadj- Aim. One person dead, another mortally and a third seriously wounded, are the re sults of a shooting iu Olneyville. It. I. George W. Lonsdale killed his 11-year old daughter, seriously wounded bis wife, and attempted suicide and is dying. Lonsdale also tried fo shoot a boarder in the house, but the bullet went wide of its mark. The cause of the shooting is not known. Lonsdale, who was a mill operative, bad been away from home for two weeks looking for work. President Make* Two Speeches. President Roosevelt iu two speeches at the Jamestown Exposition emphasized the need of taxes to prevent the handing down of swollen fortunes from one gen eration to another, said further steps should be taken to i-onserve the nation's natural resources and assorted that em ployers should be held sirictly liable for death or injury of employes. No Prosecution for Harrlmnn. E. H. Harriman is immune from crim inal prosecution at the hands of the gov ernment because of his testimony before the interstate commerce commission. President Roosevelt and his advisers de cided at conferences at the White House, in which anew campaign against trusts and lawless railroads was discussed. , savea *IOO,OOO on *9O a Month. The police graft inquiry in Kansas City has brought out the fact that Lieut. William J. Morely is worth SIOO,OOO. ac cumulated, as his wife said, “by hard work and saving.” His salary is S9O a month. Julia Magrgdrr la Ilo.id. Julia Magruder, famous as a novelist and writer of stories for children, died at Richmond, Ya. Wife Dead, A**anlt* Doctor. George Sterling was arrested in York. Pa.. for an assault upon Dr. S. K. I’faltzgraff. a physician whom Sterling knocked down in the street. Sterling has been the doctor's enemy sinee Mrs. Ster ling died, three years ago. following an operation by Dr. Pfaltzgraff. State Help* Settle Mine Strike. The miners' strike which prevailed for in Pomeroy. Ohio, for six months was set tled at a lengthy conference of State labor officials and operators. The <ettle tr.ent will immediately return 600 men r work. HAYWOOD TRIAL ON. OPENING OF FAMOUS IDAHO MURDER CASE. Harry Orchard, Self-Confessed Slay er of Ex-Governor StennenbergT. Tells His Story on the Stand— Prosecution's Startling Charges. Boise, Idaho, correspondence: Harry Orchard, the witness who was to lay the foundation for the case of the State of Idaho against William D. Haywood, charged with the murder of former Governor Frank Steunenherg, went on the stand at Boise Wednesday. The appearance of Orchard marked the real opening of the ease. Orchard by his own confession is the actual mur derer of Steuenberg. Haywood is the first person to he tried on the charge of that murder and the self-confessed murderer is expected, according to the statement of the prosecuting attorney, to convict Haywood. The specific charge against Haywoou is that he was accessory before the fact to the murder of Frank Steunenherg. former Governor of Idaho. Steunen berg was blown up with a dynamite bomb as he entered his front gate on the night of Dee. 30, 1905. In every day speech, the charge is that Haywood ; y .—' CT-JIBT cl" - —k. foA BJLos £CvtTTOn \ knew that Steunenberg was to be killed and helped plan the murder. Under the law of Idaho, as of most other states, an accessory before the fact is ueemed equally guilty with the actual murderer. Chief Prosecutor Hawley presented the introduction to the alleged trail of blood that runs through half a dozen states and leads finally to the doorstep of Frank Steunenberg, who was blown to eternity, according to the prosecu tion, as a part of a conspiracy within the Western Federation of Miners —a conspiracy directed by Haywood, Moyer and Pettibone and executed by riarry Orchard, Steve Adams and Jack Simp kins. In the remarkable statement to the jury by J. H. Hawley for the State, a number of overt acts were charged against the “inner circle” of the West ern Federation of Miners. Mr. Haw ley, however, stated that he was hold ing other cases in reserve. These he agreed to submit in writing to counsel for the defense, but. h& said that it would be preferable for the develop ment of his case If for the present the announcement were withheld from the public. It is understood that the list of mur ders and other crimes charged against the Western Federation numbers at least twenty-six, but the specific cases mentioned by counsel for the State in his opening address were some six or seven. These murders are not confined to the State of Idaho, but extend to nearly every mining point in Colorado, where there have been mining troubles, and to other states. William D. Haywood, it is declared, is not on trial for being an official of a labor union. He is not on trial in any representative character whatever. He Is on trial, simply as a citizen, for help ing to murder another citizen. The lawyers for both the prosecution and the defense have publicly express ed themselves as entirely satisfied that the jurors chosen will render a fair and impartial verdict. Consequently there should be excuse for recrimina tions whatever the verdict may be. Price of WhUky Goes I'p. When it became known that Attorney General Bonaparte would adhere to his recent ruling about what constitutes real or “straight” whisky, wholesalers receiv ed notice that all straight whisky bottled in bond would hereafter be retailed at an increase of from 20 to 23 per cent. Suicide Record Crowing.^ The suicides reported in various Amer ican cities during the first four months of this year, according to a summary in the New York Herald, were more numer ous than ever before. Asphyxiation and banging were the most popular methods of self-destruction, and financial trou bles furnished the principal causes. The Rev. W. Arthur Noble of Korea has one of the largest districts in Meth odism. Recently be walked 300 miles, tbs churches in one section of his district baing near enough for him to do this. GOLD MINE IN WHEAT. Government Expert Tells How Riches May Be Won. “A handful of wheat is worth less than a cent; and yet a single kernel in that handful may easily be worth half a million dollars. Is it not worth a little effort to discover which is the half mill ion dollar kernel?” The Assistant Secretary of Agricul ture in Washington was explaining one of the wonderful things of modern plant breeding science. Mr. W. M. Hays was brought up in the Minnesota experiment station and is one of the authorities on this subject. "In fairy stories there were magic peas and magic beans, which had won derful power concealed within them.” l'rof. Hays continued. “But nothing in those fairy stories is really more won derful than the simple facts. The magic of heredity makes a single kernel of wheat equal to a gold mine, a single kernel of corn worth a king's ransom, a small and despised apple seed equal in value to,the revenues of one of our rich est commonwealths. “It is the power to transmit certain qualities that gives the value. One seed has it and another has not. That is the whole proposition. "Old Peter Gideon bought 10.000 ap ple seeds, and grew 10,000 apple trees. There was one in the 10,000 that had the power to ripen good fruit in the Minne sota winter. That was the magic seed. That seed has been the parent of all the fruit in the great Northwest. Its lat ent power was literally worth a king's ransom. FremOXT ■VVOOTD “So the best grain in our Northwest States is all the offspring of a single stalk of wheat numbered 476 of the 1892 plot. This was the most promising plant grown from 400 seeds selected from the best then in existence. But, by setting this plant aside, and raising from it sev eral crops of seed, anew strain was de veloped, ’Minnesota 169,’ which grows from one to two more bushels to the acre. “Do you realize wliat it means to add a single bushel to the yield per acre? In ten years it would add $200,000,000 to the wealth of the country. But at the Minnesota experiment station selec tion and hybridizing has already pro duced a gain of 25 per cent in yield. This per cent, if generally applied, would add to the world’s supply of wheat 625,- 000,000 bushels. At 80 cents a bushel this would be worth $500,000,000 a year. “The cost of breeding this wheat is about one-tenth of 1 per cent. And yet some business men say that the man of science does not realize about business values? “The beauty of plant-breeding is that any fanner can do it for bimself. Pa tience, rather than learning, is what is required. A farmer, or small gardener, has only to select his subject and go to work at it. He may originate—or dis cover—a new sort which will be a gold mine to himself and to his section of the country." Told la a Few Lines. Fire at Carnegie, Okla., wiped out the entiif business section of the town, en tailing a loss of $65,000. Nathan Hawk, a veteran of the Mexi can war and the man who in 1848 first brought east news of the California gold discoveries, is a hale and hearty citizen of Folsom, Cal. One man was fatally hurt, another badly injured and six less seriously hurt by the explosion of a boiler in a planing mill at Sycamore, Ohio. The ninth biennial convention of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs will be held in Boston during the week beginning June 22. 1908. Irving Talley, colored, an expert bank note raiser, was sentenced i" the Unit ed States Court at Baltimore to twenty years in thfc federal prison at Atlanta. Fire in New Orleans destroyed six frame residences and damaged several others at Peniston and Chestnut streets. A negro servant girl was burned to death. Ex-Gov. Frederick Holbrook of Ver mont and ex-Gov. William Sprague of Rhode Island are the only living war Governors in the United States. The former is 94. George Paw, who was a member of Sir James Ross’ antarctic expedition in 1839, will celebrate his 91st birthday in a short time. He was also a member of the Franklin arctic expedition. The coroner’s jury which investigated the recent collision between a Baltimore and Ohio express train and a freight near Wheeling, W. Va., in. which four train men were killed, returned a verdict fix ing the blame Wilson, * braie maa FILIPINOS ARE IMPROVIDENT. Cornell Professor Say* They Lack Thrift anil Self-Control. The educational and social problems of the Philippine Islands and Porto Rico claimed the attention of the members of the American academy of political and social science at the recent annual meet ing of that body in Philadelphia. Prof. E. M. Keinmerer of Cornell university, in speaking of the Philippine savings bank, said that the first postal savings bank was opened for business at Manila on Oct. 1 of last year, and by Jan. 31 of this year there were sixty-two banks in operation in various parts of the islands. At the end of December, three months after the first bank was established, there were 621 depositors, having on deposit $92,500. The principal classes of depos itors in the order of their numerical impoitance were clerks, artisans, profes sional men. laborers, soldiers and sailors and policemen. He said : “A striking fact in the figures is that of the 021 deposit ors up to Dec. 31 500 were Americans and ninety were Filipinos. The evidence is sufficient to prove a strong witness to the truth of the Filipino’s reputation for improvidence, and in so doing to show the imperative need of an educational in stitution like the postal savings bank and of carrying on a vigorous educational campaign through the schools and through the officers of the bank in the interest of teaching the saving habit to the rising generation of Filipinos. For until the Filipino has learned the lessons of provi dence. thrift and self-control which the saving habit exemplifies and inculcate* he cannot expect any high degree of eith er economic or political independence.” CALLED WASHINGTON TRAITOR. EnglUii Girl Start* a Riot in am Omaha High School. In Omaha the other day a school girl started a riot by describing George Wash ington as a traitor. The girl is a pupil at the high school. She was born in England and still sees history through British eyes. In the course of the his tory class recitation the teacher unsus pectingly made laudatory remarks regard ing the “Father of his Country,” which were more than this English-bred miss could brook, and she broke forth vehe mently with “George Washington was a KA.-K3JV Oft.CMJUi.-D —ritco-A T?H.oTo TAKErf Al .- ——. Time a* 1 r ' ' W ilfcgte .. M \i W jV I DCSECTIV-CL JAI-Lt-S VLC PA ANT'D -> base traitor. He abandoned the mothef country and raised afms against her. H* w,ps the real Benedict Arnold of the revo lution.” Instantly the class was in aa uproar, but the English girl held he* ground and it was several minutes before quiet was restored. KILL HOPELESS CONSUMPTIVES. Noted Specialist So Advises National TubercaloMis Convention. Dr. S. A. Knopff, the famous New Y t tuberculosis specialist, who was dec orated by Emperor William of Germany for his work in fighting the white plague, and who received a prize of $5,000 for the best treatise upon that disease, star tled the national tuberculosis congress at Washington by &' 1 . ising that hopeless suf ferers from tuberculosis be killed quickly and painlessly by heavy doses of mor phine. lie said it was his practice to do that, and he regarded it as a sacred duty that the end might come quickly and pain lessly. The committee on medication had made a report condemning the use of morphine and its compounds in these cases, and a bitter debate was in progress when Dr. Knopff spoke. Doctors Flick and Landis had approved the report, but favored using creosote in advanced cases. Kno*i2 was opposed to the use of creosote, but said he did use heroin and codein, both of which contain morphine or cocaine. One of the plans indorsed by the con gress is to organize classes of consump tives among workingmen and school chil dren for home treatment instead of in hospitals and sanitariums. Dr. Fulton said the secret of the success of the home treatment was that not only the patient, but tbe entire family, learned the road to health, while the man who returns from a sanitarium usually cannot chaDge his family’s mode of life. Dr. Lowman urged the seclusion of consumptive school children in special classes, which, so far as possible, may be taught in the open air. San Franciscans Fear to Ride. While the United Railroads, which con trol the San Francisco trolley system, have succeeded in running more than half their usual number of cars, despite the strike of union men, these cars are receiving but scant patronage, through the fear of the public to incur the hos tility of the unions by riding. The big department and dry goods stores provide omnibuses to carry their employes home, and notices have been posted in many of these stores warning clerks and other em ployes not to patronize the cars, on pen alty of dismissal. Cbfcaaro May Have the Best. The question whether Chicago may em ploy as sanitary inspector Charles B. Ball, notwithstanding that he had re sided in New York prior to his appoint ment three years ago, has now been de cided affirmatively by the city civil ser vice commission. Mr. Ball, who was for merly chief tenement inspector under Mayor Low, was appointed chief sani tary inspector after a competitive exam ination, but was immediately removed by order of Judge Hanecy on the ground that he was a non-resident, and the second on the list got the place. It pays to advertise in this paper. AWFUL CRIME STORY HARRY ORCHARD RELATES A GREWSOME TALE. Aasasain, on the Witness Stand, Calmly Telia the Detail* of a Se ries of Atrooloos Morder*—Swear* H# Killed Nearly a Score. Bri*e, Idaho, correspondence: The trial of Haywood at Boise brought to the witness stand one of the most remarkable assassins in the his tory of modern crime. He calmly re lated the details of a series of atro cious murders deliberately planned and carried out in cold blood. Persons who heard him say that his story gave the impression of truthfulness. However, many claim that this man was as ready to commit perjury as he says he was to slay with gin t powder, dynamite bomb, poison, revolver or sawed-off shotgun. According to his own story. Harry Orchard —who says he is a Canadian of the name of Alfred Ilorsley—killed men and destroyed property as a regu lar business and only for money. No idea of loyalty for any cause or any person seems to have inspired him. Having wrecked a mine with a powder blast and having failed to get his pay for the work, he hastened to betray his fellow conspirators who were about to destroy a railroad train. Being a mere hired bravo it is not surprising that he made a full confession—if his story be tiie truth—when caught after the murder of ex-Governor .Steunenherg. Moyer. Haywood and Pettibone, lead ing officials of the Western Federation of Miners, appear in Orchard’s story as his patrons and paymasters. They, he says, told him what to do. paid him for his murders and helped him to es cape capture when brought under sus picion. The whole nation takes the keenest interest in the developments of this great trial. Orchard swore that he had person ally committed a full score of murders, nearly all of them at the instigation and with the approval of Haywood and his fellow officials at the Demer head quarters of the Western Federation of Miners. His career of crime began in the Cocur d’Alene strikes of 1899, where he helped blow up the Warilner mill. The leader in this was W. F. Davis, af terward president of the Cripple Creek branch of the union. It was at Davis’ instigation. Orchard swore, that he also made and placed in the Vindicator mine the bomb whose explosion killed Superintendent McCormick and Fore man Beck. This crime brought him directly to the notice of Haywood. Moyer and Pet tibone, the leading officials at the union headquarters in Denver. They praised his work, be testified, gave him money, and told him he'“could not go too fierce to suit them.” Later they employed him and Steve Adams to murder Gov ernor Peabody. An attempt by shoot ing failed, and Haywood called off one with bombs because tbe executive board of the union was meeting and he Aid not “want anything to occur at that time.” Then Orchard was directed by Petti bone to kill Lyte Gregory, a deputy sheriff who had incurred the union’s hatred. He and Adams lay in wait for Gregory and shot him down. They re ported to Haywood, who approved and called it a “good job.” Then Haywood and the others told him that there was trouble and a .split threatened iu the union convention, and that “if something was pulled off at Cripple Creek” the opposition would quiet down. So Orchard and Adams went to Cripple Creek and blew- up the Independence station, killing fourteen men. On yie return of these men to Denver, Haywood and the other leaders approved, and Haywood said that “it was a good thing; that things had gone all right in the convention.” It was thought expedient that Or chard should leave Colorado for a while, so he was supplied with money by Haywood and Pettibone, and went first to Wyoming and then to San Francisco, where be was to look up onj Bradley, who had been a mine man ager in the Coeur d'Alene. Apparently the idea was that the assassin might as well do some work on his vacation. He looked up Bradley.and. after failing to poison him by putting strychnine in milk left at bis door, fixed a bomb which blew out the front of the house, but did not quite kill Bradley. When he told Pettibone that Bradley was not dead but merely deprived of hearing and sight Pettibone said it was better so, as It made “a living example.” At the close of bis direct testimony Orchard was Immediately turned over to the defense for eross-exainiaation. During the time tbe witness wat under the fire of Attorney Richardson’s ques tions a few more black spots In his checkered career were held up to the light. It was shown that he Is a big amist as well as a murderer; that he has one wife living in Canada and an other in Cripple Creek, and that for a time he traveled through the country with the wife of another man. Telegraphic Brevities. The car harn of the Brffalo Lake Erie Traction Company at Blaisdell, N. Y., was burned, together with twenty-five cars. The loss is estimated at SIOO,OOO. The Iron Springs hotel, one of the largest summer hotels at Manitou, Colo., was destroyed by fire. Loss $75,000. The house had not been opened for the season. Albert Crowell of Henderson, N. C., was found dead in his room in a New York hotel xvith a bullet in bis brain. The police believe the man registered un der an assumed name. The lineal descendants of the signer* of the Declaration of Independence are preparing to effect a permanent organiza* tion July 4 next at the Jamestown expo sition at Norfolk. Announcement was made at Sandusky, Ohio, that Cedar Point, a summer resort, will be the scene of the national conven tion of United Spanish War Veteran* Sept. 9, 10 and 11. While on trial on a charge of having murdered an Italian butcher in Brooklyn, Rocco Pan&giro, an Italian, committed suicide in a cell in the Raymond street jail is Brooklyn by banging himself with hi* own belt to his cell door. The contempt charges brought against Police Captain O. H. Dyer, Iv.ght Turn key George W. Gutches and Headquar ter* Officer George W. Gaston were dis missed by Police Judge Roy L. Wilder math at Columbus, Ohio. “The blame,” declared the judge, “attaches all along the line from the chief down." Grand Master P. H. Morrissey of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, dis cussing train wrecks at Cleveland, said what waa needed to insure greater safety whs more men to inspect trains, guard switches and semaphores and to guard tht tracks. The main cause of railway dig asters, he said, was economies in opes* a ting expenses. CHICAGO. No important developments appear to detract from the underlying strength which sustain* confidence in the business outlook. Weather conditioLs were mainly favorable to operations and activity is more evident in production and distribu tion. Leading retail lines find the gen eral demand steadily expanding, indicat ing that the purchasing power is undimin ished, but there is some accumulation of lightweight apparel, which needs a warm wave to bring quick disposal. Wholesale dealings now show the effect of the be tween seasons period and current ship ments dwindle, but forward buying for fall and winter supplies compares fav orably with a year ago, and road sales men obtain orders making a substantial aggregate in the principal staples. Notwithstanding the late spring and other adverse factors, farm conditions iu both Illinois and lowa never before were more encouraging, and land and stock values have advanced to the highest aver age. Mercantile credits remain quite sat isfactory and money works easier, while trading defaults occasion little anxiety. ' Failures reported in Chicago district numbered 29, against 17 last week and 23 a year ago. Dun’s Review of Trade. NEW YORK. Cross currents in trade and crop con ditions prevent generalization. There has been a further slight improvement in crop condition. This has made for a more optimistic feeling as to ultimate yields and future trade in the sections enjoying even a small share of seasonable weather, but the great majority of cities and particularly those in the eastern half of the country complain of continued slow retail trade and collections. On the other hand the reports as to fall trade arc quite satisfactory, a reflection possibly of tiie fact that retail stocks of heavy goods were well cleaned up last winter. Crop uncertainties and the fact that reorder business this spring has been practically absent in many lines, however, induce conservatism as to future ordering and there is less disposition to embark freely in future commitments until the situa tion becomes clearer. Business failures in the United States for the week number 155, against J 42 last week, and 162 in the like week of 1906. In Canada, failures for the week number 18, against 14 last week and 17 a year ago. Wheat, including flour, exports from the United States and Canada for the week ending June 6 aggregated 5.202.138 bushels, against 2,401,994 last week and 3,301,007 this week last year. For the last forty-nine weeks, 160,944,898 bush els. against 128,627,113 in 1905-1906. Corn exports for the week are 1,135,065 bushels,i against 864,255 last week f nd 573,139 *a year ago. For the fiscal year to date, 68,748,026 bushels, against 108,- 506,840 in 1905-1906.-—Bradstreet’s Com mercial Report. Chicago—Cattle, common to prime, $4.00 fo $6.80; hogs, prime heavy, $4.00 to $6.30, sheej), fair to choice, $3.00 to $6.85; wheat, No. 2,95 cto 96c; corn. No. 2,52 cto 54c; oats, standard, 43c to 44c; rye, No. 2,86 cto SBc; hay, timothy, $14.00 to $23.00; prairie, SO.OO to $16.00; butter, choice creamery. 18c to 22c; eggs, fresh, 12c to 14c; potatoes, new, per bushel, sl.lO to $1.30. Indianapolis—Cattle, shipping. $3.00 to $6.35; hogs, choice heavy. $4.00 to $6.25; sheep, common to prime, $3.00 to $5.50; wheat, No. 2,94 cto 95c; corn, No. 2 white, 53c to 55c; oats, No. 2 white, 46c to 48c. St. Louis—Cattle, $4.50 to $6.50; hogs. $4.00 to $6.30: sheep, $3.00 to $6.50; wheat. No. 2. 97c fo 98c; corn, No. 2. 51c to 52c; oats. No. 2,45 cto 47c; rye. No. 2. 81c to 83c. Cincinnati —Cattle. $4.00 to $5.85; hogs. $4.1 Ml to $6,.25; sheep. $3.00 to $5.75; wheat. No. 2. SI.OO to sl.Ol ; corn, No. 2 mixed, 55c to 56c; oats. No. 2 mixed. 46c to 48c; rye. No. 2. Sic to S4c. Detroit —Cattle, $4.00 to $6.00; hogs, $4.00 to $6.30; sheep, $2.50 to $5.75; wheat, No. 2. 96c to 98c; corn, No. 3 yellow, 55c to 57c; oats. No. 3 white, 4Nc to 50c; rye. No. 2,88 cto BSc. Milwaukee—Wheat, No. 2 northern, SI.OO to $1.03; corn. No. 3,52 cto 53c; oats, standard, 46c to 17c; rye, No. 1, 86c to S7c; barley, standard, 76c to 77c; poik, mess, $16.20. Buffalo—Cattle, choice shipping steers, $4.00 to $6.50; hogs, fair to choice. $4.00 to $6.45; sheep, common to good mixed, $4.00 to $6.00; lambs, fair to choice, $5.<X) to SS.!M>. New York —Cattle, $4.00 to $6.50; hogs, .<4.00 to $6.75; sheep, S3.(HI to $6.25; wheat, No. 2 red. 00c to $1.01; corn, No. 2,61 cto 63c; oats, natural white, 50c to 51c; butter, creamery, 22c to 24c: eggs, western, 14c to 16c. Toledo—Wheat. No. 2 mixed, 94c to 96c; corn. No. 2 mixed. 55c to 56c; oats. No. 2 mixed. 17c to 49c; rye, No. 2, 7, q<- to .SOe : clover seed, prime, $9.30. IlisiiHter* Hurt Pacific Mall. The annual report of the Pacific Mail Steamship Company rays that its earn ings were $4,839,245, a decrease of $885,- 092, being attributed to numerous wreck* and to the effects of the San I'ranc sco earthquake. Price of BreuflMiiiflH 1 p. The threatened shortage in the wheat crop and the high price of that commod ity are now reflected in the boost in the price of flour, which has risen from $4.00 to $P> in the last month. If continued, this would necessitate a smaller loaf or a cent advance in price. Iron nrt <1 ‘ilcel Exports. The bureau of s> Misties at Washington figures the probable total of iron and steel exports for the fiscal year at $175,000,- 000. as compared with $57,000,000 in IKO7. Hecord Price for Ball. The highest price ever paid for a horned animal at any auction in the World, so far as known, was paid for Stock well, king of the herd of Jersey cattle sold at the Linden Grove farm, near Allentown. Pa. The price was sll,- 500, and it was understood that the bid der was Thomas F. Ryan. The suit to dissolve the alleged merger of Gould interest railroads in Missouri was argued in the Supreme Court on de murrers filed by the defendants to the information of Attorney General Hadley. Decision is expected within thirty days. By the vote of 210 to 140 the Russian Douma tabled the resolution condemning terrorism, the constitutional democrats, peasants and Cossacks opposing and the socialists joining the monarchists. Octo ber ists and revolutionists in favor of it. The new rules of procedure permit only two speakers on each side of any ques tion, and this makes prompt actmn. The Czar again faces open revolution in sev eral provinces, and there i* talk of an other general strike. A miners' monument to firmer Gov ernor D. 't. Waite has been gnveiled at Aspen, Goto.