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WAUSAU PILOT.
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.
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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.
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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.

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