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E. B. THAYER, Publisher. WAUSAU, - - WISCONSIN TWO DEAD IN TUN N Ek. WORK. Double Fatality Occur* In Conxtruct lng Michigan Central Bore. The first double fatality to be charged to the construction of the Michigan Cen tral tunnel under the Detroit river occur red early Tuesday in shaft No. 4 of the Canadian approach to the tunnel, when two men were suffocated to death by imoke from burning timbers and tar paper in the shaft and two others were tempo rarily overcome by smoke while attempt ing to enter the shaft in a rescue party. The dead are W. It. Kimball, superin tendent of shafts Nos. 1 and 2, and Bert Johnson, a carpenter. In tle hospital are Bert Schuman, shaft superintendent, and Charles Cakebread, a Windsor city fire man. The fire was put out about 3a. m., after the air pressure, maintained con stantly for the tunnel work, had been sac rificed for the blowing out of the smoke and fumes that hindered the rescue and salvage operations. The blaze was con fined to the timbers constituting the false work inside the cement wall and the loss will probably not exceed SI,OOO or $2,000, though for a time the flames threatened to extend to the timber work beyond the cement construction, where heavy loss would have resulted. About 200 men were working in the tunnel when the fire broke out, and there was a panic when the alarm was given. Despite the danger from fire, it was necessary to pass the men slowly through the air lock, as they had been working under air pressure. STANDING OF THE CLUBS. Progress of Pennnnt Ilace in Base Ball League*. NATIONAL LEAGUE. W. L- W. L. New York..S3 46 Cincinnati ..64 70 Pittsburg ...83 51 Boston 57 77 Chicago 83 02 Brooklyn ...44 87 Phil’dclphia 71 58 St. L0ui5.... 44 88 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. W. L- W. L. Detroit ....76 56 Boston 65 60 Cleveland ..70 60Philadelphia 64 68 Chicago 75 60 Washington. 59 71 St. Louis... 73 60 New Y0rk...44 88 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. W. L- W. L. Indianap’lis 92 61 Minneapolis. 77 70 Louisville ..88 65Milwaukee ..71 83 Columbus ..86 6S Kansas City. 70 S3 Toledo 81 72 St. Paul 3S 105 WESTERN LEAGUE. W. L- W. T. Sioux City..Sß 50 Denver 71 77 Omaha 86 58 Pueblo 04 77 Lincoln ....74 73 Des Moines..s2 94 GIVE $797,000 FOR MEMORIALS. llllnoi* I,e:i‘.!s States la Snms Appro printed to Comineinornto War. According to the annual report of the Vicksburg National Military Park com mission, a total of $797,009 has been ap propriated up to this time by the various State Legislatures for memorials, monu ments and markers, to certain persons and organizations. Of the State appro priations, Illinois loads with $260,000, lowa has $150,000, Wisconsin $130,000 and other States various amounts down to $5,000. Suicide Doctor’* Body Found. The body of Dr. Joseph I>. Clifford, 44 years old, a prominent physician, who has been missing since Aug. 31. was found in the Monongahela river at Pittsburg. Let ters on Hie body showed the physician had taken his life. Nervous affections, which had caused insomnia, are thought to have unbalanced his mind. Dr. Clifford had four brothers, all doctors. Find Slain Man in itiver. The sheriff and coroner of Pueblo coun ty. Colo., are investigating the mysterious murder of an unidentified man whose body was discovered in the river at Nepesta, with a bullet in the brain and a leather strap, with rope attached, buckled tight around the neck. There were no marks of identification on the clothes of the dead, man. Coaches Bull I)unn Knbnnkmint. Four persons are known to have been killed and twenty-six were injured in a wreck on the Yazoo and Mississippi Val ley railroad, two miles south of Clarks daie, Miss., when two coaches of a passen ger train rolled down an embankment. Two or three passengers are unaccounted for. and it is possible their bodies will be found under the wreckage. Sheriff’s Wife Stops Escape. After her l.isb.ind hail been beaten by six prisoners who attacked him as he was locking up the jail. Alts. Speed, wife of the sheriff at Olathe. Kan., frustrated an attempt to esca ;>e, and armed with only a pair of handcuffs and a dub. forced four of the men back into their cells. Two es caped. Republican by Small Majority. Maine lias elected a Republican Gov ernor by a plurality of about 7.700. The victory for Bert M. Rernald, the Republi can gubernatorial nominee, is seriously discounted in the eyes of the Republicans by the small size of his plurality. Victory for Hatches. The Republicans of New York, in ses sion at Saratoga, renominated Gov. Chas. E. Hughes on the first ballot by a total of 527 votes out of a possible 1,009. city Auditor Kills Himself. L. J. Granary. City auditor of Baton Range. La.. committed suicide in the city hall by shooting, lie linuded a note to a friend before going iuto an adjoining room to take his life. Our Signal Corps Ik Host. Baron de Rode, military attache of the Russian embassy at Washington, 11. C., after watching the signal-corps operations at Fart Omaha. Neb., said he believes the United State array has the best signal corps in the world. Acquitted by French Court. Ixmis A. Gregori was acquitted of the charge of attempting to kill Major Alfred Dreyfus during the ceremonies at the Pantheon in Paris, in connection with the canonization of Emil' Zola last year. Gregori filed two revolver shots at Drey fus. one ball taking effect in his wrist. Would lllsbar C. AV. Trlckett. Disbarment proceedings against C. W. Trick or t. assistant Attorney General for Kansas, were filed in the District Court of Kansas City. Kan., by C. R. Cooksey, an attorney. There are fifteen separate counts in tbe charge. Gen. Logan's Widow Sues. Mrs. Mttry S. C. I.ogan. widow of Gen. John A. Logan, has filed suit in the Dis trict of Columbia Supreme Court to re cover $3,500 damages for alleged personal injuries. According to the declaration, as Mrs. I.ogan was alighting from a Wash ington street car May 29 last she was thrown violently to the ground. >21)0,000 Tannery Rnrn*. H. B. Johnson Company's tannery on River sire . Tot ;ite. Out., was destroyed by ii re. 1.0-'s .<'_••• Y‘ insurance $150.- 009. Mathew slcOart.i;y a firem.ia. was badly butt. FOREST FIRES KILL THREE. Father and Son* Die Defending Homestead—Fire In Three States. With many towns in three States in danger and the flames spreading rapidly from a dozen points ih Canada, the for est fires added three Thursday to their number of deaths and vast losses to the millions of dollars’ worth of property they have destroyed. After sending his wife and two small children to safety at a neighbor’s, half a mile away, Jacob Her nesniemi. with his two older seas, respec tively 12 and 14 years old, met death while trying to fight off the forest fires that swept their homestead on Otter river, near Calumet, Mich. Foxboro, Minn., may be destroyed by forest fires, against which the entire population has been fight ing. A fire entered the city of Wash bum, Wis., and caused SIOO,OOO loss at latest reports. Fire of incendiary origin menaced Hibbing, Minn., sixty miles north of Duluth, when oeveral buildings were burned. The blaze, it is said, was start ed by Montenegrans who had been eject ed from their homes for the non-payment of rent. Forest fires destroyed the busi ness section of Peshtigo, Wis. Several hundred are homeless; loss about $200,- 000. The residence section was saved by great efforts. A solid wall of fUraes twenty-five miles in length is said to stretch from Grand Marais to Chicago bay on the international boundary line. The flames are devouring everything in the Whitefish valley. There is a bad fire at Silver Mountain and Gunflint. Two Pigeon River lumber camps on the inter national boundary have been destroyed. BURGLAR IN WOMAN’S GARB. Sensation Caused in Ohio Village When Discovery Is Made. Attired in’ the clothing of a woman, an unknown man caused considerable excite ment the other night in the town of Chilo, Ohio. When Capt. Fred Edging ten of the steamer Chilo, with his family, left home, the unknown made his way to the rear yard of the house. Neighbors noticed the actions, but paid little atten tion. After waiting for nearly half an hour the person was ordered away, but did not heed the orders of the neighbors. The person started to run. Then the po lice realized that the party was a man and started in pursuit. The yells, mingled with reports of shots, caused the man to go faster, until he disappeared in the darkness, leaving portions of woman’s apparel. When The family returned they found that nothing had been taken. A number of thefts have been reported in and about Chilo for the past few weeks and the farmers are now prepared to fight the intruders. NEW DREADNOUGHT LAUNCHED. Battle Ship St. Vincent Heaviest Craft Ever Built for British Navy. The St. Vincent, the largest and heavi est battleship ever built for the British navy, was launched successfully at Ports mouth, England, Thursday. The weather was fine and the sea smooth and a great crowd saw the vessel take the water. As the warship slipped from her blocks she was christened by the Countess Beau champ. Counting the three cruising battleships of the Invincible class, the St. Vincent is the eighth vessel of the Dread nought type to be launched in that coun try. The admiralty has observed the usual reticence with regard to the details of the design and construction. The St. Vincent was laid down in December of last year. She is supposed to be of about 19,250 tons and her cost has been given at $9,500,- 000. ACCUSED OF $300,000 THEFT. Louis Lippmnn of New York Taken Into Custody at Buffalo. Louis Lippman, formerly a clerk in the banking house of Ivnauth, Nachod & Knhne of New York, was arrested in Buffalo, charged with stealing an amount approximating $300,000 from the .firm. Lippman disappeared three weeks ago, and investigation of the books indicated wholesale peculation. He was traced to Albany, Buffalo and Toronto, and then back to Buffalo. Lippman on being ques tioned acknowledged, so it is stated, that he took the money and lost it in stock transactions, lie declared he went wrong on the market trying to retrieve his for tunes and manipulated the books. When he saw he could deceive his employers no longer he ran away. niame Woman for Boyertown Fire. A warrant has been issued for Mrs. Harriet E. Munroe of Washington, D. C., owner of the copyright of the entertain ment : “The Scottish Reformation,” which was given in Rhoads Opera House at Boyertown, Pa., last January, when 171 persons were burned to.death. Mrs. Munroe was not present, but it is alleged that she employed incompetent help which led to the disaster. Kills Slanderer of Ills Wife. “That is what your tongue did. I guess that argues our ease.” With these words Dr. James Hums, a prominent phy sician of Albion, Okla.. coming upon Prof. William Cheeseborough of Albion college in a lonely part of the woods, leveled a rifle and tired. Cheeseborough lived only a short time. The shooting is said to have been caused by stories told about Dr. Hums' wife by Cheeseborough. Spnntor Ankeny Is Defeated. Levi Ankeny has been defeated for re election to the United States Senate from Washington by Wesley L. Jones, who has been representing the State at large in the lower House of Congress for ten years. Returns from thirty of the thirty seven counties in the State on the direct primary election indicate that Jones has about 5,000 more of his party ballots than his opponent. Army of Idle Begs for Food. A remarkable scene was witnessed at the offices of the city council in Glasgow. Scotland. Crowds of unemployed gath ered in George square before the council convened and a delegation of twelve was admitted to the meeting. The spokesman of the unemployed said that never before had there been such distress in Glasgow, and made a plea for food. Stork Visit* V. S. Grant 111. A daughter has been born to Lieut. U. S. Grant 111., U. S. A., and Mrs. Grant, who is the daughter of Secretary of State F.lihn Root. I.ient. Grant is attached to the United States engineering corps in Boston and is living in Brookline. Five Ruildinji* Are Burned. Fire at Blair, a borough near Clairton, Pa., caused the destruction of five large frame buildings, entailing a loss of $40.- 000. with small insurance. The whole town was threatened. Ajsred Womnn Killed. Mrs. Mary Murphy. $4 years old, fell down a flight of stairs at her home, 331 Lembeek avenue. Jersey City, and died of a fractured skull an hour later. Paper Mill* Still Idle. Although it was announced a week ago that the mills of the International Paper Company in Livermore Falls. Me., would start up, work has not begun. The pulp workers who had signed the contract ap peared at the mill, but there was nothing for them to do. The papermakers re mained away. Stoitleraaken In Riot. Union and non-union stogiemakers fought in Gallipoli*, Ohio, on the street and John White and Clarence Bayes were seriously hurt. The police made six ar ms Is. FATAL FLAMES AT A CLUB. One Man Burned to Dentil at Fliila deljihin Cricket Clab. One man was burned to death, two women were seriously injured and several others were slightly burned in a fire which destroyed the men's and women's build ings of the Philadelphia Cricket Club Chestnut Hill, a suburb of that city. There were only employes in the build ings when the fire started. Thomas Mc- Henry, 65 years old, a waiter, was burn ed to death in bis bed. Mrs. Hollis, 45 years old, a caretaker, was burned and was bruised in jumping from a second story window. Mrs. Driscoll, Mrs. Hollis' guest, sustained a broken leg in jumping from a window. The victims of the fire occupied bedrooms on the second floor of what is known as the men’s building. When the women were awakened all means of escape was cut off. They start ed for the room occupied by McHenry to arouse him, but the flames had cut off that part of the house and the women looked out for themselves. Their bed room windows were fully thirty-five feet above the ground Mrs. Driscoll was the first to drop and was followed by Mrs. Hollis. The origin of the fire is unknown. The property loss is estimated at $50,000. ROY TRIES SUICIDE. Lad Who Failed to Get Into Army Shoot* Himself with Revolver. Otto Schuc-hardt, 15 years old, son of Paul T. Schuehardt, owner of a book bindery in Chicago, because he had been refused enlistment in the United States army at Fort Sheridan, attempted to com mit suicide at Highland Park by shoot ing himself in the right side of the head with a revolver. He is in a serious con dition. For the past several weeks the boy had expressed a desre to join the army and become a soldier, telling his father that he had watched the army men at Fort Sheridan and that he had become fascinated with their striking uniforms. His father sought to convince the boy that it would be impossible for him to enlist in the army because be was only 15 years old. but the other morning the youth left home, telling his mother that he was going to Fort Sheridan to try to enlist. After he had been told by the army officers that he was too young to become a soldier the boy started back home. Shortly before noon John Nelson, the marshal of High land Park, while walking in the railroad yards, heard four shots and found the boy lying on the ground. BRIDE IS FOUND SLAIN. Hu*bnnil MlKtlnK After Crime Com mitted Several Days Ago. Mrs. Anna Munro, 22 years old and a bride of two months, was found dead in the apartment v.-hich she and her husband had occupied at .317 East Forty-fifth street, New York. The condition of the body, fully dressed, indicated that a mur der had been committed several days ago. Mrs. Munro’s head had been beaten in with a blunt instrument and she had been strangled. David Munro, the same age as his wife, formerly a gateman on the Third Avenue Elevated railroad, is miss ing. and has not been seen, so far as the police could learn, since the previous Mon day evening, when he left the building two hours after he and his wife were seen en tering their door. The police are proceed ing on the theory that Mrs. Munro was murdered by her husband in a fit of jeal ousy, and a general alarm has been sent out for his arrest. Around the neck of the body a red automobile veil was found tightly tied. WOLVES’ BITES NEARLY FATAL. Marshal Abernathy, Friend of Iloo*evelt, Hus Blood Poisoning. M’ith hands, arms and legs covered with wounds inflicted by the teeth of two gray wolves, United States Marshal John Aber nathy, at Muskogee, Okla., who owes his appointment to President Roosevelt for teaching him to “catch ’em alive,” is un der the care of physicians, suffering from blood poisoning. Abernathy’s hand's are swathed in bandages and so badly swollAi that be is unable to use them. During the encounter Abernathy’s thumb was split open the ful! length, a tooth pierced the palm of the same hand until one of the fangs protruded half an inch, a deep gash was cut in his left knee and his right arm mis badly lacerated near the shoul der. SLAIN FOR DRINK OF WATER. Camp Laborer Takes Last Drop for His AVifo and I* Killed. Fighting over the last drink of water left in the camp, drought having dried up all wells and springs in the vicinity, Frank Dadish was shot and killed by two men at the Ohio Electric railway's construction camp near Bellefontaine, O. Dadish wanted the water for his wife. The police are seeking Mike Rulu and John Ivarica, who are charged with the shooting. Rulu and Ivarica demanded that Dadish divide the water, and when he refused the fight began. Indicts Banker nr. Embezzler. The grand jury at Elensburg, Pa., re turned twenty-one true bills charging em bezzlement against Bozo Gojsovie, a for eign banker of Johnstown, who until re cently was considered wealthy. Deposit ors in Gojsovic’s bank, recently closed, and men who gave him money to be for warded to old world countries are the prosecutors. Dead with Bnllets in Head. With two bullet wounds through his head, the body of a man supposed to be Henry Clay Marshall, Jr., of New York, formerly employed by P. W. Brooks & Cos., investment bond brokers, was found lying in a field near Jackson street, Pitts burg. It is believed he committed suicide. Nine-Story Fall Fatal. William L. Reed of Portsmouth. Ohio, an Elk and prominent in insurance circles, was killed by a fall from the ninth floor of the llavlin hotel in Cincinnati. He suffered from cancer, and was in the city for treatment. Nothing has developed to warrant suggestions of suicide. To Bnild School for Boys. Ever since E. H. Hardman identified himself with Orange county, N. Y., inter ests he has been spending money for its development in various ways, and it is now stated that his latest plan is to soon er or later establish a large school for the free education of boys. Rnin in Wc< Indies Storm. A hurricane of great fury swept over Turks Islands. B. W. 1., and the town of Grand Turk was devastated. A number of lives have been lost, but just how many cannot yet be said. The wirid reached a velocity of nearly 100 miles an hour. Aeronaut Fatally Hurt. William Colby, r boy aeronaut, and a lion cub fell 150 feet from a balloon in Staten Island. The boy was fr tally hurt, but the cub. which fell on Colby, scam pered away, apparently unhurt. Vnion t hief. In Deht, End* Life. Herman Sciiristen. president of the Kentucky Federation of Labor and secre tary of the Louisville Cigarmakers' Union, committed suicide in Western cem etery by drinking carbolic acid. He left a note to his wife telling her he could not face the disgrace of heavy indebtedness. Shoot* Womans Kill* Self. In Providence. R. I- after probably fatally -shooting Dorothy Spranger. said to be his wife. Frank Spranger. aged 45 years, fled to the Atlas Club, of which he was the steward, and committed suicide by drinking poison. fiORTH FORESTS BURN; TOWNS LAID IN ASHES Flames Sweep Through Minnesota Woods and Leave Ruin in Their W'ake. PAIL OF SMOKE Itf CHICAGO. Homeless Settlers and Wild Animals Driven from Raging Forest to Lake Shore. Blown more than 500 miles by gentle, steady’ air currents and kept close to earth by peculiarly favorable atmos pheric conditions, the smoke from Northern forest fires blew over Mil waukee and Chicago Saturday and Sunday. In Milwaukee Saturday its density had increased until only the outlines of buildings four blocks dis tant could be made out. This is the first time in many years that Chicago has seen and felt the ef fects of the forest fires that rage in the far north every summer. The fires about Hibbing, Minn., and the Michigan copper country are more se vere than usual, and the country with in a radius of 200 miles of the blazing districts is covered with a pall of thick smoke. The enormous cloud drifted southward on a gentle wind. Peculiar atmospheric conditions per mitted the light smoke to descend un til it covered the whole city, allowing the rays of the sun to filter down as through a light fog. The smoke was thick enough to afford the spectacle of the sun hanging like a copper red disc In the heavens. Lake traffic was badly hampered by the smoke, and the government fog whistles were put to work. Rescued by Naval Reserves, The dramatic story of the rescue of the north shore settlers and the citi zens of Grand Marais by the Duluth naval reserves on board the steamer Gopher, is told by a correspondent who was aboard the vessel. The most heart rending scenes were witnessed all along the north shore of the lake. Homeless settlers, with everything they possessed licked up by the flames, fled to the lake shore for refuge, with lit tle food and no clothing but what they carried on their backs. The Gopher coasted along the shore, picking up the refugees. The shore was alive with wild animals of all kinds, driven out of the woods by the fires. Three men had been forced to take refuge in the waters of the lake and were picked up by the Gopher. One woman with a pack on her back and a sick baby in her arms fled three miles from her homestead to the lake and was picked up by the boat. With Grand Marais, a town of 1,500 people, on the Lake Superior north shore, partly destroyed, and Beaver Bay, SO miles away, also attacked by the flames, and a dozen smaller towns in great peril, it was apparent Satur day that, unless rain came soon, the entire forest fire-swept district was doomed to total destruction. Among the larger places in peril were Colerain, Bovey, Nashwauk. Marble, Hibbing, Buhl, Big Bay, Chicago Bay, Codon, Aurora, Mountain Iron. Ren shall, Fort William, Out.. Ilymers. Out., I*ort Arthur, Ont., Cascade and Xutson. The Great Northern, Northern Pacific and all State railroads had fire trains out fighting to save property along the lines and protect bridges and stations. It was a battle in which all able-bodied men throughout the threatened terri tory took a hand, and hundreds were near exhaustion as a result of the week’s struggle. Scene Was Awe-Inspiring. The scene along the shore Saturday night was an awe-inspiring sight as seen from the water. For a distance of more than 100 miles the flames appeared to be almost continuous. The roaring of the fire could be heard for miles. Great trees were suddenly enveloped in flames, the fire rushing up balsams with a swish like a giant rocket. The great peat beds of northern Minnesota were all ablaze. In response to Governor Johnson’s appeal $45,000 has been raised by the Duluth relief committee for the home less refugees. The supply of food and clothes now seems to be ample. Relief measures are being taken in all the cities throughout the State to help the fire sufferers. Along the north shore of Lake Superior the situation is critical. The Fire Monster’s Work. Here s a summary of the fire mon ster’s work: Duration of fires, two weeks. Cause of'fires believed to be incen diary . States and provinces visited by fires —.Minnesota, M’isconsiu, Michigan and Ontario. Towns and mining settlements de stroyed, '■hout ten. Towns in imminent danger, twenty. Total fire loss (estimated), from $lO,- 000.000 to $15,000,000. People homeless, about 30,000. NEWS OF MINOR NOTE. In a jail at Calcutta, India, a number of imprisoned revolutionists killed one of their comrades who had turned against them and revealed their plot to assassin ate high officials and start a general re bellion. In a desolate wood near Seven Oaks, a short distance from London, the wife of Maj. Gen. Charles Allward Luard was murdered in a mysterious manner. No trace of the murderer has been found, but the motive appears to have been rob bery, valuable rings having been taken from the woman's fingers. Another encounter between the Arabs in Moracco and the French troops was re ported at Faris Wednesday, when the blockhouse at Bouden ib had been sur rounded by a great horde of tribesmen. The latter were held back by the deadly fire of the machine guns in the expectation that a relief column would be sent out. Melbourne. Australia, turned out with every evidence of joy and friendship for America when the battle ship fleet com manded by Admiral Sperry arrived. The city was thronged with visitors and the Yankee sailors and officers were treated as heroes. Premier Deakin and other high officials joined in the festivities and thousands of troops were brought to tak* part in the grand review. A similar wel come had been extended at Sydney. Eight hundred quarts of nitroglycerin exploded near Belleville, W. Va., wreck ing several houses and injuring a number of persons. Two women we,-* blown out of their homes and seriously bvirt. BOMB MAILED GOVERNOR. Postofficc Authorities Perhaps Save Life of New Jersey Executive. Prompt action on the part of the postal authorities at Philadelphia pre vented Governor Fort of New Jersey from receiving an infernal machine which was mailed to him in that city. Ihe contrivance was mailed the day after the utterance of the Governor with reference to his purpose to see that the law was enforced at Atlantic City. It contained enough explosive to kill the person opening it. The pack age was stopped in the office at Phila delphia because it lacked sufficient post age. The Governor was advised of the fact that the package was there, and also that it was believt 1 contain ex plosives, and he replied immediately rutborizing the opening of the package. It was an ingenious contrivance of matches, powder and bullets, and would have inflicted severe injury upon the person opening it had it been done in the usual manner. The parcel had been addressed by cutting out the lines “Gov. Fort” and Sea Girt. X. J.. from a newspaper and pasting the same on the package. Pasted all over the explosive package were any number of inscriptions, such as “And the gun against this rotten government;” "Get right with God.” and “You will know me better after we are acquainted.” All but the first of these had been clipped from newspa pers. That was printed with ink on a long strip of cardboard. There was also a piece of red, white and blue rib mon and a button of a military uni form. Pasted on one of the tubes were the names of some five or six of the national trusts, including the whisky, rubber and tobacco trusts. Labor Controversies. More arrests have been made in the Alabama mining district, where a strike of the coal miners for better wages has been in progress, fifteen men being charg ed with dynamiting the houses of non union workers. In the Jellico mining re gion of Tennessee the whites have driven out many of the negro miners, some of the latter being protected by the sheriff and armed deputies. On the 18th a house occupied by a negro woman was burned, and she with her five children perished in the flames. President Lewis of the miners ’union has ordered the striking miners in the Hudson mine in Indiana back to work on penalty of forfeiting their charter. The new scale of wages accepted in the Pennsylvania Iron and Steel Mills makes a 10 per cent reduc tion. At New l'ork about 10,000 coat tailors are on strike because of an al leged reduction in their pay. Baldwin .lalloon Stand* Test. The United States Signal Corps began its series of steerable balloon tests at Fort Myer, Va., across the Potomac from M’ashington, the other day, with the as cent of the balloon constructed by Capt. Thomas S. Baldwin. For seven minutes the big gas-supported carriage glided over the parade grounds at a height of from 150 to 200 feet, moving up and down and turning abruptly with apparently perfect control by Baldwin, who sat at the tiller. Glen H. Curtis of Hammondsport, N. Y., ran the engine which operated the 9-foot propeller at the front of the ship. It was the first time that Baldwin had used hori zontal planes for elevating and lowering the ship. This flight was only prelimi nary to the official test, and it had anoth er try out later, when it was speeded up to twenty-five miles an hour. Other ttials are to follow. IjP pm, r :J wfexJt | p Candidate Taft, in an address to a vis iting Virginia delegation, made a special appeal to independent southern Demo crats to vote with Republicans on na tional issues. W. J. Bryan is having a lot of fun with the trick mule sent him as a mascot by Minnesota admirers. The beast's first trick was to throw a newspaper man who tried to ride it. In his address to the notification com mittee, Eugene W. Chafin. Prohibition candidate for President, claimed one-third of tbe total presidential vote, which he estimated at 10,000,000. , James S. Sherman, Republican vice presidential candidate, is succeeded as chairman of the congressional campaign committee by Representative W. S. Mc\ Kinley of Illinois, who heretofore has held the office of treasurer The new treasurer will be Charles G. Dawes, the former comptroller of the currency. John W. Kern, the Democratic candi date for Vice President, accompanied by an Indianapolis delegation, visited Mil waukee. The occasion for Mr. Kern’s visit was a picnic given under the aus pices of the Associated Rose clubs of Milwaukee, at which he delivered an ad dress. The picnic was attended by thou sands of Democrats from Milwaukee county and by visitors from the State at large. The primaries in Missouri resulted in the nomination of Attorney General Had ley, the Standard Oil foe, by the Repub licans without opposition, and the prob able nomination of William S. Cowherd by the Democrats over Ball and Wallace. A delegation of members of the Ameri can Federation of Labor called on Chair man Mack in Chicago, and requested that the national committee select a member of the American Federation of Labor as head of the labor bureau of the Demo cratic national committee. Chairman Mack told the labor men that their re quest would be granted. / The Iroquois Club of San Francisco, a Democratic organization, having demand ed the resignation of W. R. Hearst on the ground that he had decided to oppose the Democratic candidate for President, Hearst replied with a sarcastic letter of resignation. Chairman Mack of the Democratic na tional committee, after a conference at Washington with President Gompers of the American Federation of I-abor, said that a plan had been adopted to establish labor bureaus in several labor centers to secure the widest possible dissemination of Bryan campaign literature among the working classes. James S. Sherman. Republican candi date for Vice President, in his address to the notification committee, declared in favor of an immediate revising of the tariff, but declared that the main issue of the campaign was the continuation of the Roosevelt policies by the election of Taft. Congressman James Kennedy, who rep resents the old McKinley district, with Secretary of the Interior James R. Gar field, has visited Hot Springs to discuss the political situation with Taft. “Ohio will give Taf* a majority of 100.000 votes at least.” said Mr. Kennedy. “MJ ith tbe exception of the vote cast for Roosevelt, it will be a record-breaking one.” Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Coolige and Chief Montgomery of the customs division of that department have presented to Senator Burrows, as the representative of the Senate com mittee on finance, the views of the de partment as to the changes believed to be necessary in the administrative fea tures of the tariff law. Among the rec ommendations was one for an increase from SIOO to S2OO of the exemption made in favor of Americans returning from abroad. The department also would abolish the fee system now ex tensively employed throughout the cus toms service and put merchandise sent through the mails on the same footing as that sent through the regular cus toms channels. Fresident Roosevelt has made public a letter to the Secretary of State ad vising him of the postponement until 1917 of the Japanese Exposition, which was to have been held in 1912. The rea sons, given are that the short time be tween now and 1912 would necessitate a wasteful expense and that there is a peculiar fitness in holding the exposi tion, the first in Asia, in commemora tion of the fiftieth anniversary of the accession of his majesty to the throne. The I’resident’s letter lays stress on the peculiar feeling of regard and friend ship which this country has for Japan, and says that we should do all in our power to help make the exposition a success. Maj. Gen. Wood, who held longer than any other officer the command of the American forces in the East, and who is now on his way home from Europe to succeed Maj. Gen. Grant as commander af the Department of the East, will sug gest to the President, it is said, a plan for having a certain number of army officers sent to Japan and China to learn the languages of those countries. His plan contemplates the sending of four of the younger officers, not above the rank of captain, to take four-year course in these languages, rigid exam inations at the end of each six months to determine whether the men sent are peculiarly fitted to master them. A report prepared by the Department of Commerce and Labor shows that the total imports for the month of July reached $5G,414,G39, against $124,021.- 593 for the corresponding month of 1907, and for the seven months ending with July, it showed $008,805,794. against $875,901,076 for the like period of 1907. The exports for the same pe riod showed a similar remarkable fall ing off, the total for July. 1908, being $102,199,520, against $128,549,535 in July, 1907, and for the seven mouths ending with July, $900,997,039, as against $1,008,999,907. Senator McCumber, of North Da kota. predicts that the extra session of congress which is to be called after the fourth of next March for the re vision of the tariff, will be of long duration, and that it will witness many stubborn contests over the various schedules which it is proposed to change. Mr. McCumber said that the West will demand that several articles which are now on the protected list shall be made free of duty, and he in cluded lumber and coal as among those on behalf of which a strong fight will be made. Orders have been Issued by the War Department directing Col. William F. Stewart of the coast artillery, who sev eral months ago was sent to the aban doned military post of Fort Grant, Ariz., on account of “temperamental in capacity,” to proceed to Fort Huachnca, Ariz., to take the riding test prescribed for field officers. At the conclusion of the test he is directed to return to Fort Grant, Colo. Stewart' is reported pleased with the order. The outcome of the prolonged con sideration of the appeal of the eight West Point cadets expelled for brutal hazing is the announcement that upon the recommendation of the President, Secretary Wright had decided to let the dismissal of two, Rossell and Weaver, stand, but to suspend for one year the other six who are younger. The two who are expelled were mem bers of the first class. The retirement of Rear Admiral Rob ley D. Evans placed Rear Admiral Cas per Goodrich, commandant of the navy yard at New York, at the head of the active list of rear admirals of the navy. Admiral Goodrich will be retired in January next. The position of senior read admiral will in no way be a ma terial advantage to him. The summary of reports of the con dition of the national banka at the close of business July 15, 1908, shows the total of the item “bonds, securities, etc.,” held by the banks to be $705,- 875.220. That there was a net increase of 209.000 in the population of the coun try as the result of immigration for June, is shown by the report of the de partment of commerce and labor. President Roosevelt has established a zone sixty feet wide along the Mexi can border, the land of which is with drawn from settlement. The purpose of this action is to render it more diffi cult to smuggle Asiatics over the line into California. Secretary Straus has approved the action of the immigration officials of Boston in the so-called Mormon cases, wherein a number of immigrants were held upon the allegation of entering the country in violation of law. Capt. G. A. Merriam, U. S. N., com mandant of the Portsmouth navy yard, died following an operation for appen dicitis. He was 58 years old. Twelve non-commissioned officers have just been commissioned as second lieutenants in the army as the result of recent examinations. An ante-eleetion warning against po litieal assessments was issued to cm ployes of the Treasury Department by Acting Secretary Beckman Winthrop. MAINE IS DEPUGLIGAN ; PLUMY CUT 001 Bert M. Fernald Is Elected Gov ernor, but His Lead Is Only 7,700. LIQUOR LAW IS CHIEF FACTOR. Plurality Is the Smallest in a Presi dential Year for Quarter of a Century. 4 Maine has elected a Republican Gov ernor by a plurality of about 7.71X1 The victory for Bert M. Fernald, the Republican gubernatorial nominee, is .seriously discounted in the eyes of the Republicans by the small size of his plurality over Obadiah Gardner, the Democratic nominee, ami the Demo crats are correspondingly elated. Along with the State ticket, the Republicans have won. probably, the four Congress sional districts, although late returns seemed necessary to determine the re sult in two of them. The plurality received by the Repub licans was far below the average. It probably will not be much over 7,700. the smallest received in any presiden tial year in twenty-five years. Returns from 468 out of 519 cities, towns, and plantations give Fernald 72,117, Gard ner 64,993. The same places in 1994 gave Cobb (Rep.) 75,334, Davis (Deni.) 49,416. The remaining places in 1904 gave Cobb 1,630. Davis 730. These fig ures Indicate a Republican loss of about 4 per cent and a Democratic gain of 32 per cent as compared with the last presidential year vote. Vote liHrKeMt Since ISSS. The vote was the heaviest since ISSB, running well up to 140,000, within a few thousand of the record for the State. The Democratic vote gained over four years ago in nearly every county and city. The fight as between the Republi cans and Democrats was distinctly local, carrying with it the liquor ques tion. All analysis of the returns, ac cording to a correspondent, indicates that the heavy vote rallied to the sup port of the Democratic ticket came from the element in the State which desires a resubmission of the prohobi tion law, which how stands on the stat ute books. The Democratic State plat form. demanded such a resubmission. The following figures show how Maine has voted at the September elec tions during the past thirty-six years: Year. Repub. Demo. Plurality. 1872 71.888 55,343 16,545 1876 75,867 60,423 . 15,444 1880 73.544 * 73.713 **l69 1884 78,318 58,503 19,815 1888 79,401 61,348 18,053 1892 67,900 55,397 12,503 1896 82,596 34.350 48,246 1900 73,955 30,823 34,132 1904 76,962 50,146 26.81 G •Fusion of Democrats and greenback - ers. •’'Plurality for fusion. mam On Aug. 21 a special train on the Penn sylvania railroad was run from Pterce ton to Warsaw, Ind., a distance >f nine miles, in less than five minutes, or at a speed of over 100 miles an hour, breaking all records. An increase of 12 per cent in the num ber of passengers carried and a decrease of six per cent in earnings are the net results of twelve months’ operation of the two-cent fare laws on the Chicago and Alton railroad. Other roads admit in creased earnings under the two-cent pas senger rate. The granting of permission by the In terstate Commerce Commission for the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad to resume the schedule of through freight rates to jKtints south and west, Which were broken off last March with all lines but the Pennsylvania and Le high Valley ends a quarrel which threat ened to spread to other lines. Hereafter the New England business will be divided among the five lines running southward out of New York. The United States Circuit Court of Appeals at St. Louis, in two sweeping decisions, reversed the lower courts and sustained the position of the government as to the safety appliance law. In the cases against the Santa Fe and Denver and Rio Grande the court holds that the recent act of Congress abrogates the com mon law rule of “reasonable care,” which had hitherto been employed by railroads in their defense. There is no escape from the duty of having the coupling appli ance in operation. The Union Pacific has again placed ex tra guards on its overland trains for their protection in tih. event of holdups. Sev eral reports of train robberies in the Northwest are said to be the reason for this precaution. Announcement has been made by the Soo railroad that its new Duluth line, which when completed will extend from Duluth to Brooten, where it connects with the main line, is now open for service as far as Onamia, about ninety miles north east of Brooten. Shipments of freight are being received for all intermediate points along the extension. In order that western manufacturers may be enabled to compete successfully in the eastern markets with eastern man ufacturers of roofing paper, the Soo line has made a big slash in the Tate charged for shipping this material. The reduction is from 28 to 16 cents per 100 pounds. The South Dakota railroad commis sioners. who have been inspecting the rail roads of the State, held a meeting at Lead to consider the application of the business men of the town, who ore ask ing that the standard gauge lines be ex tended to that city to save the reloading of freight from standard to narrow gauge lines at Deadwood. Slason Thompson, in charge of the Railway News Bureau of Chicago, sub mits data to the New York Herald show ing that recent regulative demands by State and federal authorities are forcing the railroads of tbe United States to pay over $20,000,000 extra expense a year. These figures do not take into account the loss of revenue due to the lowering of freight rates by the Interstate Com merce Commission, but include only recent burdens added to the departments of ac counting, maintenance and operation, through regulations, which, according to Thompson and the opinion of railroad offi cials, do not enhance the efficiency of the service rendered by the common carriers. CHICAGO. The labor holiday and hot weather to some extent affected the course of busi ness. Movements of commodities are seen to be comparatively lower and crop mar ketings disclose a sharp falling off. while the volume of payments through the banks makes a low aggregate. Otherwise, the dominant conditions remain en*jurag ing, the recent improvement being sus tained in the leading industries and*distri bution of general merchandise. Fall buying is now in full swing and extends to a wider variety of staples and finished products. Operations in dry goods, clothing and footwear run into gratifying totals, with tlm attendance of outside buyers exceeding all previous rec ords for the season. Heavy-weight apparel, woolens and blankets ordered for early forwarding compare favorably with a year ago, and there is a stronger demand for foot! pro ducts, furniture, leather goods and hard ware. The general buying confirms previous advices that stocks at most interior points are low, but the replenishing process pro ceeds cautiously, and there is no danger that anticipations of future requirements will be overestimated. Mercantile credits appear to be now in a healthy position, money is more plenti ful throughout the agricultural sections, and there is a growing tendency of buy ers to secure ail possible advantageous discounts on purchases at this time. Bank clearings, $195,553,059, include only five days, and are 19.5 per cent un der the corresponding full week of 1907. Failures numbered 21, against 32 last week and 17 a year ago. Those with lia bilities over SS.O!X) number 6. against 10 last week and 5 in 1907. —Duu’s Review of Trade. NEW YORK. The advance of the fall season and the notable enlargement of the movement of cereals and cotton to market , at good prices have made for a further moderate expansion in jobbing and retail trade and collections. This is especially marked at western, Pacific coast and southern cen ters, but the point is made that agricul tural sections have done better relatively than large industrial centers in the mat ter of retail trade, possibly because of warm weather or the reduced purchasing power of city workers and the high prices paid for farm products. Business failures in the United States for the week ending Sept. 10 number 191, against 210 last week, 172 in the like week of 1907, 164 in 1906, 188 in 1905 y\nd 167 in 1904. The total reported this week is the smallest noted since last Oetober. Failures in Canada for the week number 24. which compares with 17 last week and 22 in this week last year.—Bradstreet’s Commercial Report. ‘FsMIggW Chicago—Cattle, common lo prime, $-1.00 to $7.70; hogs, prime Jteavy. $4.00 to $7.45; sheep, fair to choice, $3.10 to $4.25; wheat. No. 2,98 cto $1.00; corn, No. 2, Sic to 82c; oats, standard, 48c to 49c; rye, So. 2,75 cto 70c; hay, timothy, SB.OO to $12.00; prairie, s*.<>o to $11.00; butter, choice creamery, 19c to 23c; eggs, fresh. 19c to 22c; potatoes, per bushel, 08c to 76c. Indianapolis—Cattle, shipping. $3.00 to $7.00; hogs, good to choice heavy, $3.50 to $7.30; sheep, common to prime, $2.50 to $3.75; wheat, No. 2,98 cto 99c; corn. No. 2 white, 79c to 80c; oats, No. 2 white, 47c to 48c. St. Louis—Cattle. $4.50 lo $7.25: hogs, $4.00 to $7.40; sheep, $3.00 to $4.25; wheat, No. 2, sl.Ol to $1.03; corn. No. 2, 79c to 80c; outs, No. 2,48 cto 49c; rye, No. 2,79 cto 80c. Cincinnati —Cattle, SI.OO to $,>.75; hogs, $4.00 to $7.20; sheep, $3.00 to $3.00; wheat, No. 2. SI.OO to $1.01; corn, No. 2 mixed. K2c to 83c; oats. No. 2 mixed, 52c to 53c; rye. No. 2. 18c to <9c. Detroit —Cattle, $4.00 lo $4.50; hogs, $4.00 to $6.70; sheep, $2.50 to $3.85; wheat, No. 2,05 cto 97c; corn. No. 3 yellow, 82c to 83c; oats. No. 3 white, 51c to 52c; rye, No. 2, (3c to i.tc. Milwaukee —Wheat, No. 2 northern, $1.03 to $1.06; corn, No. 3,79 cto 80c; onts, standard. 49c to 51c; rye, No. 1, 75c to 76c; barley, No. 1,65 cto 66c; pork, mess, $14.75. Buffalo —Catte. choice shipping steers, $4.00 to $0.50; hogs, fair to choice, $4.00 to $7.50; sheep, common to good mixed, $4.00 to $5.30; lambs, fair to choice, $5.00 to $7.00. New York —Cattle. $4.00 to $0.0.>; hogs. $3.50 to $7.25; sheep, $3.00 to $4.00; wheat. No. 2 red, $1.04 to $1.00; corn, No. 2,88 cto 89c; oats, natural white, 53c to 55c; butter, creamery, 20c to 24c; eggs, western, 19c to 23c. Toledo—Wheat. No. 2 mixed, 95c to 97c; corn, No. 2 mixed, 81c to 83c; oats. No. 2 mixed, 49c to 50c; rye. No. 2,75 cto 7Cc; clover seed, October, $5.42. TELEGRAPHIC BREVITIES Heavy rains in many parts of the Northwest hove greatly helped corn and late potatoes. The Patterson Brothers’ yellow ware pottery at Wellsville, Ohio, was destroyed by fire. Ivoss SSO,'XX). Sailors from President Roosevelt’s yacht, the Sylph, were barred from a dance hall at Oyster Bay because it is alleged they wore navy uniforms. The biggest suit ever filed in the Ca nadian Yukon country was filed the other <ay, A. D. Curtis claiming $17,600,000 Jtecause the governor general canceled a mining concession. Fire of unknown origin destroyed tbs three-story brick building in Portland, Ore., occupied by Peters & Roberts, fur niture and mattress manufacturers, Ixjss $120,000; insurance $05,000. Plans and estimates for the new Grand Central station in New York have been completed and the total cost will reach $20,000,000. A burglar who had beeD robbing a Brooklyn saloonkeeper was trapped, and upon attempting to use a knife was shot dead by the detective. He proved to be Hugo Sherman, a tenant in the same building. Henry Thrap, the Breathitt county, Kentucky, feudist who created a reign of terror there recently, when adjudged in sane, ,hy arming himself and defying ar rest, was captured and placed in an asy lum at Lexington. A double drowning in Rum river was averted by the prompt action of half a dozen boys, none of them over 14 years old, who caught Miss Gaze! Goeldner and a young woman friend, who waded be yond their depth and were going down the third time. The young women had grasped rai?h other in their fright and were drawn to shore and resuscitated. It was an exceedingly spectacular rescue, as the boys handled the affair with the skill of old svjimmcrs. The private cor of Col. IV. C. Greene the copper magnate, was seized at San Francisco in a suit to recover SI 12.G4Q, and the trip of the family was '.clayed.