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E. B. THAYER, Publisher. WAUSAU, - r - WISCONSIN. TRUST WILL EAT TRUBT. BnrvfNteil Company find. XemoiU in Hemp Combine. If nothing occurs to mar the plans of ♦he sisal hemp producers Of the State of Yucatan, Alexieo, the International Har vester Company and other large users of the fiber in this country 'v:ll be com pelled to pay for their supplies whatever price the plantation owners are inclined to demand. Thus, it is said in the trade 4b New York, will be created a condition under which one concern with a prac tical monopoly will be compelled to deal with another —smaller, jierhaps. but in a position to h.*w an arrogant spirit. lie tails of the producers" plans show thor oughness of organization to uphold pr.ces. The sisal hemp growers met at Merida, Yucatan. N’ov. 8 and formed a stock com pany to be known as the Corporation As sociation of Sisal Hemp Planters. Crow era will make deliveries directly to the as sociation. which will have full charge of •ales. Planters will receive two-thirds of the value of their crop on deliver} - to the association and the remainder when its ■ale is effected. Heavy penalties are pro vided for breaking the agreement, which la to last for five years. SALOONS DIE IN OKLAHOMA. Statehood l*nl. Total of 300 Drain, shops Out of Existence. When 12 o’clock ctme on Saturday night approximately 3tlO saloons in Okla homa closed as the remit of Lhe State wide prohibition provision in the State constitution. The greatest number of sa loons in one town was sixty-five at Okla homa City, when* the fixtures ot each sa loon had an average value of about sl,- 500. The only breweries in the State, ♦wo in number, were in Oklahoma City. An idea of the traffic cut off may be gained from the statement of an experi enced saloonkeeper. He said the gross in come of each saloon in Oklahoma would average $P> a day. making a total of $3,- 606,000 paid annually for alcoholic bev erages by the jieople of one-half the new State. Indinn Territory having hud fed eral prohibition for many years. Heavy Loss at Peoria. Fire in the Leuthner building, on South Washington street. I'eoria, 111., occupied by Brownie Jk Brothers, agents for the Flint Wagon Company, the Kircher Car riage Company, the Peoria Implement Company and the Wheeloek Wholesale Crockery Company, spread 10 the two adjoining buildings, occupied by Jobs* liethard k Cos., wholesale groceries, and Arthur Lethman, whqjesaie liquor dealer. The loss sustained by these firms will reach $300,000. Kind Hraketnnn Murderer. Murder in the second degree, with a recommendation for the minimum sen tenee of ten years’ imprisonment, was the ■verdict returned by the jury in Boulder, Colo., in the case of J. W. lteeve, a rail road brake-man, who confessed that he helped start the fire Aug. 10 that exploded r carload of dynamite, killing three men mid destroying several hundred thousand dollars’ worth of property. It was urged that Reeve was intoxicated. > rvr Death Teal Dlaeovered. Anew death test which absolutely pre cludes the possibility of burial alive has been discovered at the Lariboisiere Hos pital in Paris. Experiments have shown that radiographs of bodies taken even a few minutes after death reveal clearly the outlines of nil the organs, whereas if the radiographs are taken during life the organs are not revealed. Hoarders Hulls Shoot* Self. Driven to desperation due to fear of The future since fifty men had been laid off by the Sandusky Portland Cement Company, owing to a lull at the plant, Mrs. Michael Schuller, wife of the pro prietor of a hoarding house at Bay Ridge near Sandusky, fired a bullet into her breast. She cannot recover. Hl* Pockets Sow Safe. Because his wife persisted, despite his rein oust ranees, in going through his pock ets a. night, David Walker has been granted a divorce in Lawrence, Mass. “Continued intrusion of the pockets of the j>'.tintiff sustains, in the opinion of the court, the charge of cruelty,” said Judge Sanborn in granting the decree. Klre ItnrnHV* Alaskan Town. Phe business district of Cleary City, Alaska, was destroyed by fire. The only tmildiugs standing now in the town are the Grand Hotel, the Arctic Brotherhood llall. E. 11. Miller & Co.’s, and tskoolyiin Johnson's. The heaviest losers are the Parsons Mercantile Company, and Wills & Welch. Total loss, $350,000. Omaha Mas ♦ TK.OOO Fire. Fire gutted the buildings c” Howard utreet, Omaha, occupied by the Festner Printing Company, Pokrok Zapadu Com pany, Omaha Mitten Company and Bram blett Engraving Company and damaged the building of the Waters Printing Com pany. The loss on the first four it esti mated at $75,000. ?i>hrnka Never So Proi>efoil** Gov. Sheldon, in his Thanksgiving proc lamation declared that prosperity in Ne braska had been unimralleled. Crops, in dustries and rural expansion, lie declared, called for public gratitude and thanksgiv ing. Kill Hear In City Limits. A black bear was killed inside the city limits of Duluth. Minn., by James Brut*- baber. ltuaslana tlanu 200 Mutineers. Two hundred mutinous soldiers were banged, but the unrest among the troops quartered in Vladivostok has mot abated and it is predicted tuat there will be an other outbreak. Rays Drink Cost Mlsh OtHoe. Frank M. Eddy, former Minnesota Con gressman. made his first appearance as a temperance lecturer when he addressed an attentive audience at the Metropolitan opera house in Minneapolis. He said that drink had prevented him from becoming Governor of Minnesota. Deal!* Stops Flea of Gatltjr. When about to depart for Sioux Falla, where he was to have entered a plea of guilty to the charge of illegal fencing of land. George B. McPherson, a stockman of Hereford. S*. D., died of the infirmities Of age. M ornan Mat at Longer* Held. Mrs. Bessie Carter, 2S years old. was found murdered in the basement of her residence i.n the French quarter of New Orleans. and four men rooming in the (tame house are held by the police. Ex amination indicated that burglars had been in the house. Rich Man Killed In ( r*,h. Joseph H. Eckstein, a wealthy lurnber tnan. was instantly killed, and his wife •nd Supreme Court Justice and Mr*. Alfred Steckler were injured when a West Shore engine struck the automobile in which they were riding near Engle wood. N. J. Flee Brats Killed by Voatk. Harold Wilson. 15 years old. of Clinton County. Pennsylvania, has killed five bears this season. He killed three on Sat urday in five minntio, a mother and two big cubs, and fen days ago he Jagged two WOLF PURBUEB 3,000 ACTORB. Thespian Army ?mm Winter with No Work Because Plays Fall. It is estimated that there are nearly 3,000 actors without work this season, a much larger number, according to the managers, than were left idle during the period of depression following the finan cial panic of 1893. Managers for the last few weeks have been chary of launch ing new productions, it is said. Their loss of confidence is no more due to finan cial conditions than to the growing dis trust of established playwrights. Iteniel Frobman said that be considered the out look extremely serious, the lack of satis factory plays, the sterility of playwrights, and the construction of too many theaters having brought about a dangerous condi tion of affairs in the theatrical world. The record for failures was established in September and October, and 80 per cent of the new serious plays were pathetic fiascos, he said. The authors of these plays comprise the most successful writ ers of their class. As the actors have suffered, so have the electricians, stage carpenters, scene shifters, wardrobe wom en, business managers, advance agents, press agents and other persons connected with the theatrical world. HALVES HIS SPECIALTY. Alleged Expert Counterfeiter lu Ar raigned at Sew York. The arraignment of Herman Henxe be fore United States Commissioner Shields in New York by United States secret service officials on the charge of counter feiting. brought to light that they regard this as one of the most important finds in the counterfeiting business in recent years. Henze was held to await the ac tion of the federal grand jury. Accord ing to statements made to the commis sioner, Henze has been producing half dol lars of practically pure silver, so skill fully made that only experts could detect the fraud. The plant where the coins were produced was said to be ia a seclud ed spot in the Ramapo mountains in Rockland county. The present price of silver, it was said, made it possible to purchase silver with which to make coins of standard weight and fineness at a profit of about 50 per cent. SEES LOSS OF FORTUNES. Torrey Tiilnk* Many Will Be Swept Away Within Next Few Years. “I believe that within the next twenty years many of the great fortunes in this country will be swept away cither by a social revolution or by the coming of Christ.” I)r. It. A. Torrey uttered this prediction in the course of a sermon at the gospel tent. North Clark and Chest nut streets, Chicago. The trend of his arguments was that wealth is no protec tion for the sinner. “I would rather be the poorest man on earth with the assur ance of life in the hereafter,” said Dr. Torrey, ‘‘than the richest man who has no hope. Just think of the thousand things which might happen that would make paupers of the Rockefellers, the As torn and the Vanderbilts. One moment William 11. Vanderbilt was worth $196,- 000.000. The next minute he fell forward out of his chair dead, not worth a cent.” DYNAMITER GUILTY OF ASSAULT Yontb, Who Sent Infernal Machine*, to Get Jail Sentence, Kemp V. lligelow, the youth who sent infernal machines through the mails to Gov. Ruchtel, David H. Moffat, the mill ionaire banker and railroad builder, Law rence C. Phipps and other wealthy men. and also planted a quantity of dynamite at the rear of the residence of Edward Chase, was found guilty by a jury in Denver of assault, the extreme punish ment for which is six months in the county jail. The charge on which Bige low was tried was attempted murder. Bigelow claimed that he had no intention of harming anyone, but hoped to make himself a hero by warning those to whom he had sent the machines that he had overheard a plot to kill them. POOR BOY IS LEFT BIG FORTUNE. Chicago Member of Pitmllj’ May Con tent the Hnakell Will, George 11. Silveria, a poor Portuguese boy, may become the possessor of the es tate of one of New England's old fami lies by the will of Miss Eugenia L. Has kell. She bequeathed the house, heir looms and family portraits to the youth she had befriended. The filing of the will caused a sensation in the Buzzards Buy section. The Haskell family was wealthy, nnd moved in the best social circles of Baltimore and Philadelphia. J. W. C. Haskell of Chicago, a former trunk manufacturer, may contest the will. Fool, Kidnapers In Wood,. Under threat of being shot to death if he made an outcry, Harry Welsh, a son of Mathias T. Welsh, a banker of Hnck ettstown, N. J., was captured by kid napers and carried two miles into the mountains. There he broke away from his captors, and. knowing the rough and wooded country better than they, suc ceeded in making his way back home. Engine Break, Speed Record. What Is said to be the fastest mile ever made by a locomotive on a track containing curves was covered by steam locomotive No. 006, which is being used In the special tests being conducted at Clsvton, N. J„ by the Pennsy'vania rail •oad, when it traveled a mile at a speed of 91.6 per hour. Joy Kill* Xeir York Mother, So surprised nnd pleased was Mrs. Fan nie Vitale to find her 12-year-old son, Angolone, who had been lost for three days, that she dropped deed in the yard of public school 83 on East One Hundred and Tenth street. New York. Dr. Sobel I said happiness had caused heart failure. Two Killed In fZl)0,000 Fire. Two firemen killed and $200,000 fire i loss was the record of a blaxe started at | an early hour Monday in the J. I. Case I Company's big offices and warehouses ia ; Fargo. N. D. William H. White, driver, and George M. Hartman, nozxleman. were 1 killed by falling walls. Bt* *JII IMvldend Declared. The directors of the Standard Oil Com pany have declared a quarterly dividend of $lO a share on the capital stock. This is the same amount that was declared in the corresi>onding quarter of last year. The dividend amounts to $10,000,000. Shipbuilding Plant Shat Down. Asa result of the financial stringency, . the Lorain. Ohio, yards of the American Shipbuilding Cos. are practically closed, i About 600 men have already been laid off at the Bay City yards. \lil for Inland Water Way,. Representative Bartholdt of Missouri I says President Roosevelt approves his I p\*n to have Congress issue $500,000,000 in bonds for inland water ways. Boy, Find *22,000 la Pay Cheek,. The $22,000 worth of pay checks for ; the miners and coke men of the Carbon I Coal and Coke Company which were lost a few days ago near Trinidad. Colo., were found by boys and returned to the com pany. Charles Macomber. a stage driver, who was arrested on suspicion of having stolen the package, has been released. Jamestown Show Next Year. The directors of the Jamestown exposi tion unanimously accepted a committee report favoring keeping the exposition open next year, provided $200,000 can be raised by popular subscription. CHINAMAN KIDNAPS TEACHER, /-■toll In Sunday School Clmmm Drava Wen It h v Married Woman. Under the influence of some powerful drug. Mrs. W. L. Reese, wife of a weal thy boiler manufacturer of Altoona, Pa., was picked up by the Pittsburg police in company with A1 Bing Dean, a China man, who had been a member of her Sun day school class and who had kidnaped her. Mrs. Reese and her mother were at luncheon at their home the other day when Dean called. While Mrs. Reese’s mother was answering the telephone Dean turned the conversation to the subject of opium and told her that the reports that the Chinese were opium Sends was out rageously false. He said that the Ameri cans mistook for opium some little crys tals which the Chinese frequently took as an appetizer. He offered Mrs. Reese one of the crystals. At first she hesitated, but when she saw *he Chinaman appar ently swallow one she did likewise. Mrs. Reese remembers but little of what hap pened after that. FUGITIVES FIND ASYLUM. Twenty-Four ltus,lnn Political Prt oaeri Arc In New York. Twenty-four Russian political convicts, who, after beating down the guards es caped more than a month ago from the prison at Chernigov, have arrived in N<*w York. Ong of them. Pesach Paley, reach ed the East Side with a bullet hole in his left leg. All the men are secretive, still fearing their home government. The men had been prisoners since early in 1905, when the Czar issued a manifesto which n as construed by the people of Mos cow to grant free speech. Many meetings were held and political questions were discussed. Admiral Duba.ssof thereui>on was ordered by the government to break up the meetings with Cossacks. A month ago the political prisoners made a rush on the guards in the prison yard. One was shot dead. The others escaped to the woods and. aided by a secret society, made their way to I.lbau. where they obtained passage on a steamer to this country. WOMAN HELD IN BIG THEFT. Mrs. McCracken and Her Three Chil dren Accused In *12,000 tune. Mrs. Ruth McCracken, who lived in a fashionable residence on Connecticut ave nue in Washington, aud who it is alleged secured goods from Washington mer chants amounting to SI2,(XX) by false pre tenses and then disappeared, was arrested in Baltimore together with her two daugh ters and a son. A warrant has oeec is sued for the arrest of Mrs. McCracken and her three children, charging grand larceny. The Washington police had been searching for the family for several days. Mrs. McCracken claimed to belong to one of the best families of Scotland, and gave her home address as Berwick on-the-Tweed. GHOULS WORK ON DEAD AUTOIST Valuables In Pocketa of Man Killed Taken by Thieves. When Archibald Lees, coroner of Ridgefield I'ark. N. J., began his inves tigation of the fatal collision of a loco motive and an automobile at Harrington Park station on the West Shore railroad, he ascertained that the pockets of Joseph 11. Eckstein, owner o f the automobile, had been robbed while he lay dead near the tracks. Not only had a gold watch and considerable money been taken from Mr. Eckstein’s pockets, but everything of value had disappeared from the demol ished automobile. FOUND DEAD IN HALL. Chauffer Detained by Police Pending an InveNtlKatlon. Frank Westover. machinist, was found dead in the hall of the Werckerling block in Cleveland with a bullet hole in his head. T. M. King, chauffeur, is detained by the police pending an investigation. King summoned the police, saying West over came from an unoccupied room on the third floor. He claims to have been at the bottom of the stairway when he heard the shot, and told the police he be lieved Westover committed suicide. The police found the revolver in another room. WOMAN FATALLY BURNED. Fin me* Destroy One Building! and Daitintre Two In Kanaa* City. An unconscious woman, supposed to be a janitress, was found in one of the rooms of the Missouri building in Ka isas City, after the firemen had subdued a fire there which caused a loss of $45,000. She may die. The Kansas City Star and the Corn Belt bank buildings adjjining the burn ed structure, were damaged. The Star’s loss is $20,000, causeo by water. Nine hundred rolls of white paper in the base ment of the Star building were ruined. TWO BLOWN THROUGH ROOF. Many Hurt and House Burned by (•an ExploMlon in Pittborsc. About twenty-five persons were injured, two fatally, and a dwelling house was torn to pieces, when an explosion of nat ural gas occurred in a house in Pittsburg. In the fire which followed two firemen were severely burned. Two persons who were blown through the roof by the ex plosion are not expected to recover. They are Mrs. Sarah Grossman end Jacob Bergerman. Apparently gas had been leaking in a kitchen stove all night. Sentence for Woman Raffle*. Mrs. Evelyn ltomadka. wife of the wealthy Milwaukee trunk manufacturer, goes to the Illinois penitentiary for from one to twenty years. This sentence was imposed upon her in Chicago, after she had been in court only eleven minutes. She pleaded guilty to but one indictment of burglary against her, and her plea was allowed to stand. Only two witnesses were called to testify against her. SZlnn Man Gulltyi Wife Free. Harold Mitchell, the Zion City Par hamite, who with his .vife has been on trial in Waukegan, charged with man slaughter in connection with the death by torture of Mrs. Letitia Greenhalgh. an aged follower of the Dowie faith, was convicted by a jury in Judge Donnelly’s court. The jury recommended a peni tentiary sentence for Mitchell and set Mrs. Mitchell free. Bond* to Brlnfr Oat Cash. The government announced an issue of $50,000,000 in Panama Canal bonds and of certificates of indebtedness to a total of $100,000,000. if needed, to end the money stringency. An especial attempt will be made to secure the aid of small investors. President Roosevelt appeals to the people to do their share in clearing the situation. Twenty-Four Boslnesa House* Barn. Fire destroyed twenty-four tyusiness buildings and their contents, including the Sabine State Bank in Many. La. Loss $200,000, insurance $80,060. Louisville Strike I* On. Union men employed by the Louisville Street Railway Company went on strike for an increase in wages and the rein statement of several discharged men. Fe v cars were run. and theee were loaded with police. The strike has also suspended in tern rtoan service. laoaue Child Kill* Playmate*. Rebecca Chare*, aged 9, daughter of a fanner of Belden. N. M.. was sent to an asylum after it had been prov* n that she had beaten two playmates to death. Her condition was the result of an attack of ■pioal meningitis. MEN CONNECTED WITH THE WALSH TRIAL IN CHICAGO. •' ■ I 1 I £ ./ ~, [_j f / EMERGENCY CHECKS ARE AUTHORIZED BY BANKS. Clearing House Decides Issuance ot Scrip Will Help Local Financial Situation. At a meeting of the Chicago Clearing House Association, which was attended by representatives of the nineteen member banks, it was decided, upon recommendation of the Clearing House committee, to issue checks of small de nominations, to be used as a medium of exchauge in lieu of currency until such time as local banks shall see fit to re sume specie payments. The new checks will be In denominations of sl, $2, $5 and $lO, and will be issued by the Chicago Clearing House Association in payment of clearing Bouse certificates of large denominations, which have been previously issued to the banks. It was decided, for the convenience of handling them, that the checks will be drawn on only four member bauks of the association. These banks are the First National, the Corn Exchange National, the Continental National and the Commercial National. When any bank in the Clearing House Associa tion desires a supply of the checks it must present to the manager of that organization clearing house certificates of the larger denominating for the amount of smail checks it applies for. The checks of small denominations, which are guaranteed by the clearing house, will then be drawn, based on one of the bauks designated, in pay ment of the clearing house certificates to the association, and the checks will be made payable to the bank which ap plied for them, or bearer, and will, therefore, be transferable from one hold er to another without indorsement. Banks receiving the checks will pay them out to customers for pay roll pur poses aud they will pass into the hands of employes, from them into the hands .of merchants and others, and from the latter back into the backs, which will accept them as deposits. The United States mint in Philadel phia Tuesday delivered $1,600,000 In gold double eagles to the subtreasury there. It Is stated that within the next three months the mint will coin $32,- 000,000 in double eagles. This enor mous amount of gold will be distributed among the subtreasuries and will be employed to relieve the money strin gency. The movement of gold from the vaults of European banks to the Unit ed-States, which has been iu progress for several weeks, in which the unpre cedented total of nearly $60,000,000 has been engaged abroad for Import, still continues. Priest Replle* to Pope. In his reply to Pope Pius X., for which he has been virtually excommunicated by the head of the church. Father Tyr rell, the English Jesuit, refuses to accept the implications of the Pope’s document that he, as a Modernist, places himself outside the pale of the church. In se vere terms he arraigns the document for identifying true Catholicism with a "sci ence tueory and psychology that are as strange as astrology to the modern mind, and are practically unknown outside sem inary walls, save to the historian of phi losophy.” He says the encyclical as an argument “falls dead for every one who regards its science theory as obsolete; for all who believe that truth has not been stagnating for centuries in theolog ical seminaries, but has been steadily streaming on with ever-increasing force and volume in the channels which liberty has opened to its progress. lie charac terizes the document as “a clear and final demonstration of the futility of pour ing new wine into old bottles; of the at tempt to gather the experiences of the twentieth century under the categories of. the thirteenth; of ‘coming to terms’ with an age that is dead and buried — in a word, of coquetting with the impos sible.” Hotel Rent* Root Teat* Already the plan of the fashionable Bellevue-Stratford hotel, at Philadelphia, to establish an outdoor camp on its lofty roof has proved a success. Several wealthy travelers have taken up quarters in this curious combination of city and country conditions. The camp consists if thirty-two tents. Meat Price* Advance. Despite the fact that there has recent ly been a material falling off in the price of hogs and beef cattle in the Texas mar ket*. the Fort Worth retailers say that the packing house* have advanced the price or pork loins a half cent and other cum 1H cents, an# a will further ad vance is looked for. Gen. Booth Return* Home. The venerable head of the Salvation army. Gen. William Booth, sailed from He* - York for England Friday, having templeted aa extensive farewell tour of ' this country. f c HOOi-S (OLLEOES From Maine and Missouri come com plaints of low wages paid to teachers in the public schools. A committee of the Maine Teachers’ Association has investi gated conditions in that State, and re ports that the average monthly salary of men teachers is $11.61 below the average for the nation, and $21.27 below the av erage for New England. For women teachers the average monthly salary is $18.91 lower than that for the entire country, and $11.90 below the New Eng land average. The majority of women teachers in the State work for from six to nine dollars a week. About one-eighth ire paid more than ten dollars. Over 2,000 elementary and high school teach ers board at home, aud this explains how :t is possible for many teachers to sus tain themselves on their small salaries. Maine has good teachers, and 1,876 of them have taken partial or complete nor ual training courses. The committee inds that 6,530 women working in the Uaine cotton mills get an average weekly wage of $3.99, while the average pay of women school teachers is $6.90 a week. The average weekly pay o p men in the cotton mills is SB.OI, aecoiding to this report, and the men teachers receive $9.18. The com-iittae says that the only other occupation in Maine for which fig ures are available is that included in the woolen industry, where the annual wages run from $327 to S3OO. The average pay of school teachers, including principals and superintendents, is $421. Japan is to have a unique revenge for any real or fancied slights it may have received at the hands of American school authorities if President Otto C. Schnei der of the Chicago school board has his way. President Schneider wants to adopt the Japanese imperial rescript on educa tion as the standard of ethical and moral teaching in the Chicago public schools. The rescript, which is a sort of educa tional creed, was issued some thirty years ago by the Emperor of Japan and has been used since that time as a formula for ethical teaching in the Japanese schools. In part it reads: “Be filial to your parents, affectionate to your brothers and sisters; as husbands and wives be harmonious, as friends true; bear your selves in modasty and moderation ; extend your benevolence to all; pursue learning and cultivate arts, and thereby develop intellectual faculties nnd perfect moral powers; furthermore, advance public good and promote common interests; always respect the constitution and preserve the laws: should emergency arise, offer your selves courageously to the State; and thus guard and maintain the prosperity of our imperial throne, coeval with heaven and earth.” In an address before the National Edu cational Association at Los Angeles re cently, President Benjamin Ide Wheeler of the University of California criticised the prevailing custom of prescribing a college education for all mental ills and condemning when the potion failed to cure. He said the public school must be made and kept the school for all, without recognition of classes or conditions, and that it must shape its work and plan so as to close no doo’ - , but rather open the freest opportunity for the best achieve ment and the highest advance. He thought, however, that the present rigid system of the grades, whose chief excuse has been economic necessity, must yield to permit the more rapid advance of gift ed and diligent pupils, and that it should be borne in mind that the school exists for the child and not for the grade. President Schneider of the Chicago School Board is advocating the Japanese imperial rescript on education as the standard of ethical and moral teaching in the Chicago public schools. A copy of this rescript, which recently has been translated, shows it to be a sort ef edu cational creed, issued some thirty years ago by the Emperor of Japan. It in cludes such injunctions as devotion to parents and family, modesty, moderation, benevolence, pursuit of learning, cultiva tion Of arts, advancement of the public good, respect for law and loyalty to the State. Maxwell of New York has urged principals to give the group system of teaching and grading a trial. The gen eral principle is to so arrange the pro gress of pupils that each may have in dividual attention. Classes are separated into divisions and definite times are fixed for study. This allows bright pupils to do more advanced work by going from ore division to another as fast as they are able. It now appears that Lord Curzon, who recently was appointed chancellor of the University of Oxford, is to take up resi dence there and devote much of his time to injecting new life into the old institu tion. From thi* vantage ground he will push his public appeal for funds and car r- out a scheme for modernizing the course of study. The New York Board of Education has decided to restrict the use of feather dust er* and to introduce the vacuum-cleaning process in one of the new school houses as a trial. Asparagus ia the oidast kMWn plant used for food. WALSH TRIAL OPENS. Chicago Millionaire Charged with Defalcation of a Large Sum. John R. Walsh, the Chicago railroad magnate and millionaire, intimate friend of Senators, Congressmen and kings of finance, faced the federal court Tuesday to answer cnargeS of defalcation of $15,000,000. Because of former associations with the banker, Judge Landis, of Standard Oil fame, refused to hear the case, and Judge Anderson of Indianapolis presided in his stead. Walsh has an array of coun sel, whose fees are said to aggregate $250,000. John S. Miller, “the SIOO,- 000 Standard Oil lawyer;” Attorney Hynes and other legal stars are among them. Among the witnesses ordered to ap pear for the government are the direc tors and officers of the defunct Chicago National bank, Home Savings bank and Equitable Trust Company, three institu tions wrecked by Walsh methods; Na tional Bauk Examiner Moxey, Etta Mc- Lean, the federal attorney’s former stenographer, who was arrested for the theft of papers from his office, and the “dummy” signers of notes. Miss Mc- Lean was released later. . Walsh is under two Indictments of more than 150 counts for the alleged looting of the banks. The funds were used in 1903, it is charged, for building his railroads in southern Didiana. Walsh began business life as a news boy. Walsh was considered the finan cial king of Chicago. COST OF THANKSGIVING DINNER. Comparison Shows at Least 40 Per Cent Advance in Ten Years. Thanksgiving is a heritage from our Puritan forefathers, aud those Ameri cans who are true to their traditions always do their best, of course. But this year the American father will find himself against a proposition which dif fers a little from that of his progeni tors who provided the feast of thank fulness for the hungry youngsters of a century or two ago. Then the head of the household would shoulder his rifle and go out to knock over a couple of wiki turkoys while his good wife was busy getting out from the cellar the vegetables and fruits to complete the feast. Nowadays father will have to hand out an unusual sum if the good wife is to feed everybody turkey with cranberry sauce, pumpkin pit. and oth er Thanksgiving fixings wuich have come to lie necessary to the celebration of the day. It costs much more uow to feed family than It did at Thanks giving time ten years ago. Here are the figures for 1907 aud 1897: 1907. 1897. Turkeys, per pound $ 25 $ IS Chickens, per pound 20 15 Geese, per pound 15 Ducks, per pound 20 15 Cranberries, quart 12Vi 07 Sweet potatoes, per pound.. 05 05 Butter, per pound 33 28 Celery, bunch 50 30 Pumpkins, each 20 15 Apples, peck 60 50 Eggs, dozen 29 20 Oysters, quart 40 25 l"nlver*allt Adopt Reaolation*. The Universalists at their general con vention recently held in Philadelphia, placed themselves on record as favoring: All movements tending to universal peace; precaution by minister* in per forming marriage ceremonies, and a uni form divorce law throughout the United States; better legislation and enforce ment of child labor laws ; enactment and rigid enforcement of such laws as will exterminate intemperance. The conven tion opposed woman’s suffrage and capi tal punishment. Volcano Destroy* Peak*. News reached Tacoma, Wash., Nov. 5 that a volcanic eruption in September destroyed the new McCullough and Perry peaks, which had appeared in the Aleu tian Islands. The news was Drought by the officers of a United States revenue cutter, which had left the islands about three weeks before. Dark Spell In Plttabar*. Within the period of five minutes Pitts burg was piunged into semi-darkness from bright morning sunlight shortly after 8 o'clock Wednesday, due to the over spreading of a heavy cloud laden with particles of dust. With China’s rich agricultural soil, which can grow any known vegetable and fruit, it would seem to be only a question of time when the Chinese will produce their own sugar from home-raised beet roots. While Mrs. Russell Sage is doing a noM? work with her money, it said oy those dose to her personally that oh-: is determined that in her giving she bsl! do so upon her own initiative. She will seldom take a suggestion. At Morristown, N. J., thieves di*cov ered by telephone that A. R. Whitney was away .from home aud robbed his house. SIM),000,003 CURE FOR MONEY ILLS. President Approves Sale of Canal and Government Notes to Swell Currency. CALL FOR BIDS IS ISSUED. Small Denominations Adopted So General Public Can Buy; Finan ciers Eager for Entire Lot. President Roosevelt has taken bold measures to end the financial stringen cy from which the country is suffering. He his directed Secretary of the Treasury Cortslyou to issue $50,000,000 worth of Panama canal bonds, bearing Interest at the rate of 2 per cent per annum, and $100,000,000 of 3 per cent Interest bearing government notes. Of this immense sum $30,000,000 is to be deposited iu the south and west to facilitate the moving of the crops. So far .is the resources and the de mand for the products of the country are concerned, there has never been the slightest doubt that they are as great, If not greater, than they ever have been. But there lias not been sufficient currency to meet the situation. From all sections have come calls for currency, and these became so Insist ent that the President concluded that It was desirable for him to Lake fur ther action. Following the cabinet meeting on Fri day. he discussed the situation with Secretaries Root and Cortelyou nnd Postmaster General Meyer. Mr. Cortelyou had just returned from New York, where he had received ap peals from bankers in that city. Fri day night another conference occurred. Two councils were held Saturday, nnd the final conference took place at ' o’clock Sunday evening, when the Presi dent approved the circulars prepared by the Treasury - Department calling for bkls for the bonds and certificates. President’* Seal of Approval. The plan adopted was submitted by Secretary Cortelyou nnd was approved by the President in the following let ter : The White House, Washington. D. C.— My Dear Mr. Cortelyou; I have consid ered your proposal. I approve the issue of the $50,000,000 of Panama bonds, which will be immediately available as the basis for additional currency. 1 also ap prove the issue of $100,000,000, or so much as you may find necessary, of S3O 3 per cent interest bearing government notes, the proceeds of the sale of which can be at once deposited by you where the greatest need exists, and especially in the West and South, where the crops have to be moved. I have assurance that the leaders of Congress are considering a currency bill which will meet in permanent fashion the needs of the situation, and whiffa I be lieve will be passed at an early date after Cong Tess convenes, two weeks hence. Country’* Prosperity Unequnled. What is most needed just at present is that our citizens should realize how fun damentally sound business conditions in this country are, and how absurd it is to permit themelves to get into a panic and create a stringency by hoarding their sav ings instead of trusting perfectly sound banks. There is no particle of risk involved in letting business take its natural course, and the people can help themselves and the country most by putting back into ac tive circulation the money they are hoard ing. The banks and trust companies are solvent. There is more currency in the country to-day than there was a month ago, when the supply was ample; $55,- 000,000 in gold has been imported and the government has deposited another $60,000,000. These are facts; and I appeal to the public to co-operate with us in restoring normal business conditions. The govern ment will see that the people do Dot suf fer if only the people themselves will act in a normal way. Crops are good and business conditions are sound; nnd we should put the money we have into circu lation in order to meet the needs of our abounding prosperity. No Analogy wilk ’93 Condition*. There is no analogy at all with the way things were in 1893. On Nov. 30 of that year there was in the treasury but $161,- 000,000 in gold. On Nov. 14 of this year there was in the treasury $904.000;0(H) of gold. Ten years ago the circulation per capita was $23.23. It is uow $33.23. The steps that you now take, the ability of the government to back them up, and the fact that not a particle of risk is involved herein gives the fullest guarantees of the sound condition of our people and the sound condition of our treasury. All that our people have to do now is to go ahead with their normal ousiness in a normal fashion, and the whole diffi culty disappears; and this end will be achieved at once if each man will act as he normally does act, and as the real conditions of the country’s business fully warrant his now acting. THEODORE ROOSEVELT. The Hoc. George B. Corteiyou, Secre tary of the treasury. TELEGRAPHIC BREVITIES Fifty anarchists were arrested at Rome when a celebration in memory of the Chi cago anarchists, executed in ISW7, was attempted. The Standard Oil Company at Pitts burg announced that Somerset crude oil is now quoted at sl, a cut of iO cents having been made. At Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. Charlotte Phillips was freed from the charge of killing her husband, a wealthy coal op erator, who was fotvnd dead in his home Sept. 2. Fire wiped out almost the entire busi ness section of Collins, Miss. The water supply was cut Off, as the machinery was undergoing repairs. Loss SIOO,OOO. Former Gov. James EL Campbell of Ohio announced bis candidacy to suc ceed Senator Foraker. He believes the Democrats will control the Legislature. Before the New York conference on charities and corrections at Albany Pres ident Daniel B. Murphy emphatically protested against the nig*irdJy policy of the State of New York in dealing with the prevention and cure of consumption. This year only SI,OOO was appropi*.ated for that purpose. There can be no affiliation between white and negro organizations of the United Spanish-American war veterans in the District of Columbia, according to a decision rendered by National Com mander Hale. This sustains tne protest of District Commander Kogan against negro camps affiliating with white camps. Bishop Henry Turner, head of the African Methodist Episcopal church; Bishop L. H. Holzey, the senior bishop of the colored Methodist Episcopal church, and Bishop J. W. Hood of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion church have been authorised by their several denomi nations to call a council of bisbopa to Beet in Washington, Feb. 12. , CHICAGO. Steady improvement api>ears in financial conditions, further gold im portations, 1 Dei easing note circulation and larger use o checks in place of si>ecle making it easier to view the out look with confidence. The pressure for currency Is gradually finding relief, and with the liquidation and readjustments in process a return to normal condi tion* is closer at hand. Pay roll needs are now more easily provided for. and the new medium of exchange conserves moneys at the banks and is readily ac cepted iu ordinary transactions. Savings banks de|Ksltors have virtu ally ceased giving withdrawal notices, aud there is more activity In New York exchange. Foreign buying of products is yet In excess of a year ago, and a continuation of this favorable factor seems likely and will provide the means for additional purchases of gold abroad to strengthen local bank resource*. Mercantile collections are no worse than expected, tnd, while there are more calls for extensions, the record of failures makes a better exhibit than for both last week and a year ago. Distributive trade is favored by sea sonable weather, and advices ns to Infill local and interior activity in the neces saries remain satisfactory. It is for tunate that stocks of fall and winter goods are not excessive. Most buyers bought conservatively In advance, and those now in tlu* market limit selec tions to ascertained needs. Dealings in the principal jobbing branches thus far this year make new high records, and the present curtailed buying is not regarded*as more than temporary. The movement of holiday goods shows satis factory proportions. Receipts of raw materials for fac tory consumption full below those at ■ this time last year, an indication that there is no unhealthy pressure upon forwarders, and the prices for finished products have undergone no especial change. More closing down of plants for repairs and reduction in hands and working hours appear to be mainly for the purpose of bridging over the diffi culty in obtaining funds. The lack of cureney throughout the agricultural sections accounts for de creased marketings of crops, but It is also evident that there are large with holdings for higher prices. Failures reported in Chicago district number 26. against 37 last week and 27 a year ago. Those with liabilities over $5,000 nuintier 7. against 10 last week and 11 in 1906. —Dun’s Review of Trade. NEW YORK. Trade as n whole Is quieter nnd In dustrial operations are being curtailed In accord with the readjustment proc ess forced by the prevailing monetary stringency nnd the spread of tin* acute currency scarcity to the country at large. Evidences of this are found In the restriction of wholesale buying for future delivery, In the confinement of jobbing trade to purely filling-in pro jiortions, and In the curtailment of re tail buying by the necessary employ ment of credit Instruments. In manu facturing lines there is apparently a determination to fill order* only as they are received and an indisposition to accumulate stocks, the result here being a slowing down of operations pending the settlement of affairs upon a substantial basis. This industrial quieting is also In no small degree due to the fact that manufacturers unable or unwilling to nsk their employes to take pay in credit instruments chose rather to reduce production to a point where operations can he conducted free from dispute as to the methods of pay ment employed.—Bradstreet's Commer cial Reinirt. 7450®?$ Chicago—Tattle, common to prime,. $4.00 to $6.60; hogs, prime heavy, $-I.o<> to $5.45; sheep, fair to choice, $3.00 to $5.00; wheat, No. 2,94 cto 95c; corn, No. 2,57 cto 59c; oats, standard, 45c to 46c; rye, No. 2,79 cto 80c; hay, timothy, $ll.OO to $16.50; prairie, $9.00 to $14.50; butter, choice creamery, 24c to 27c; eggs, fresh, 19c to 24c; jsfiatoen, per bushel, 52c to 62c. Indianapolis—Cattle, shipping, $3.00 to $6.50; hogs, good to choice heavy, $4.50 to $5.50; sheep, common to prime, $3.00 to $4.75; wheat. No 2,89 cto 91c; corn, No. 2 white, si> to 56c; oats, No. -! white, 45c to 46c. St. Louis—Cattle, $4.50 to $6.00; hogs, $4.00 to $5.50; 'sheep, $3.00 to $5.00; wheat. No. 2,97 cto 99c; corn. No. 2,56 cto 58c: oats, No. 2,44 c to -45c; rye, No. 2,75 cto 79c. Buffalo —Cattle, choice shipping steers, $4.00 to $6.25; hogs, fair to choice, $4.00 to $5.75; sheep, common to good mixed, $4.00 to $5.50; land)*, fair to elfoice, $5.00 to $7.30. New York —Cattle, $4.00 to $6.35; hogs, $4.00 to $5.80; sheep, $3.00 to $5.50; wheat, No. 2 red. SI.OO to $1.03; corn, No. 2,05 cto 60c; oats, natural white, 52c to 54c; butter, creamery, 25c to 27c: eggs, western, 25c to 30c. Toledo —Wheat. No. 2 mixed, 95c tx> 97c; corn, No. 2 mixed. 60c to 61c; oafs. No. 2 mixed, 49c to 50c; rye. No, 2,77 cto 79c; clover seed, prime. $9.42. Cincinnati —Cattle, $4.00 to $.>.30; hogs. $4.00 to $5.63; sheep, $3.00 to $4.75; wheat, No. 2,95 cto 90c; corn. No. 2 mixed. 61c to 62c; oju->, No. “i mixed. 46c to 47c; rye, No. 2,81 cto S3c. Detroit —Tattle, $4.00 to $5.00; hogs, $4.00 to $5.20; sheep, $2.50 to $4.50: wheat. No. 2. 90c to 97c; corn. No. 3 yellow, 62c to 63c; oats. No. 3 white, 51c to 52c; rye, No. 2,79 cto 80c. Milwaukee —Wheat, No. 2 northern, $1.05 to $1.00; corn. No 3,59 cto 00c; oats, standard, 48c to 47c; rye. No. I, 82c to S3c; barley, No. 2,94 cto 95c; pork, mess, $12.95. Half a million sportsmen In Germany kill annually 40,000 head of red and fallow deer, 200,000 roebuck, 4,000,000 bares, 4,000,000 partridges and 400,000 wild duck; In all, some 25,000,000 marks, or $5,000,000, '©rating nearly 1 per cent of the total meat supply of Germany. The fish population of the Nile Is said to present a greater variety than that of any other body of water. Att expedition sent from the British Mu seum not long ago secured 9,000 speci men*.