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E. B. THAYER, Publisher. WAUSAU, - * WISCONSIN ROOSEVELT TO GO MARCH IV7 ?relilrnt Will Ranh to Africa for Big Dame. President Roosevelt plan* to leave New York on March 13. nine dvs after the inauguration, by the Xo r ,n German Lloyd iiner Koenig Albert for Naples, via Gib raltar, where the liner is due on March 2b. Resides his son Kerinit, who will take photographs of the big game in Africa, he will be accompanied by a pro fessor from the Smithsonian institute and an officital from the Navy Department. From Naples Mr. Roosevelt and his party will travel on one of the German East African steamers to Mombasa, via the Suez canal and Aden, a sea journey of seventeen days, including stops. So far no arrangements have heen made for the six months the party will spend in Ugan da province, between the coast and Port Florence, a distance of.” 84 miles. On Lake Victoria Nyanza the party will ein bark for Entebbe, in Central Africa. One thing is certain, Mr. Roosevelt will not enter the Congo territory. President Roosevelt has received an invitation from Mr. McMillan, ijiephew of the late Senator James McMillan of Detroit, who owns 50.- 000 acres of forest, mountain, and jungle in the Nairobi district of Uganda, to shoot over his estates and use the com fortable shooting boxes that have been erected in various sections where big game is to be found. RIVER UNDERMINES TOWN. Entire Village of Bine Bluff. Ark., Is Threatened with Destruction. Iwo large brick cotton warehouses, owned by It. M. Knox and D. S. Hlu menthal, tumbled into the Arkansas river at Pine Bluff, Ark., following the con tinuo is caving in of the banks of the river. Hotel Jefferson and the Jefferson county court house .ire in danger of fall ing into the river within forty-eight hours. The river continues to eat 'ts way into the heart of the business district and thousands of dollars’ worth of property is endangered. Hundreds of trees are be ing tied at the water’s edge without ef fect. Recaro I small cottages have been carried down stream, and a large planta tion on the north side of the river is grad ually disappearing. BEE STING PROVES FATAL. Woman Meets Strange Death as She Says Good-By to Her fhlldren. The sting of a bee proved* fatal to Mrs. Caroline Flower, aged 55, a pioneer resi dent of Whitman county, at her home in Spring Flat, five nines south of Colfax, Wash. Mrs. Hower stepped from the house to bid her children good-by as they were leaving for Colfax. A bee from a nearby hive settled on her hand, stinging her near the base of the thumb. She grew violently ill and her children assist ed her to the house, where she died ten minutes later before medical aid could reach her. It is not known whether the shock superinduced heart disease. Jilted Aetre** Ends Hep Life. Miss Ida Reamer, an actress, said to belong to a wealthy family in Pennsyl vania. died at a sanitarium in Alameda. Cal., from the effects of an overdose of morphine. It is said that Miss Beamer, who recently came to San Francisco with a comic opera company from Chi cago, was engaged to nmrry a young man of Alameda. Three days ago she receiv ed a message from him telling her that all was at an end between them. Since then she had been despondent. Wo.mi ii Kill#* Police ( kief. Chief of Police A1 Miller of Fairbanks, Alaska, son of 11. A. Miller of Urbana, 111., was shot and fatally wounded by Blanche Duvall at the Pioneer Hotel in Seattle. The woman is insane, and Mil lar had gone to the hotel to arrest her. She refused to open the door of her room and the chief forced his entrance. lie was met by a fusillade of bullets, one of which took effect in the breast. Fair Kail Five Slorlei Two l)yln*. Four men were injured, two of them fatally, in the courthouse in Duluth, Minn. Charles Nichols of Chicago and Fred Mooney of Duluth, a Structural iron worker, will die. Two other men. H. and Thomas Hanson, were also seriously hurt. The mast of a derrick slipped and the men fell five stories. K!v* Hitlll Ship* nt Mnniln. The Hag ship Connecticut and the Ver mont. Nebraska. Kansas and Georgia of the first squadron of the Atlantic battle sh>p fleet, went to Manila from Olonga po for coal and stores. The calibration of the guns on the ships is r.bout com pleted and the squadron will soon begin target practice. Fire Kill* tt Men, 101 Horse*. Fire which started in the basement of the Shea livery stable on Sc'b: avenue, next to the Angus Hotel in St. Vaul. is believed to have cost the lives of three men. and 101 horses w rc destroyed. Olaf Johnson, an employe, and two other men are missing. The loss is estimated at $50,000. It cp u liltcn it Candidate Win*. By n vote which swept everything be fore it in New York, New Jersey, and Ma ssachusetts. but by greatly reduced pluralities throughout the rest of the country. William Howard Taft was elect ed President of the United States Tues day. Family V*i hyxlated by Oa*. Mox lVvore. bis wife and their son Charles, 13 years old. were found dead in their homo in Columbus. Ohio, having been asphyxiated by gas escaping from a stove. Kill* Himself During Trip. George Whitman Fpdyke, shortly a’t* bis arrival in Bay City. Texas, from St. Ixmis. en route to Mercedes, Texas, died from an overdose of chloral. A letter was found requesting that Victor Kauf man of Washington be notified of his death. IM* (tain in Membership. The thirty-fifth annual convention of the National Woman's Christian Temper ance I’nion came to an end in Denver with a celebration in which all the States represented took part. It was announced that a gain of 20.000 in membership had been made. _ l.ast of Fno* Family Clone. John W. Hutchinson, the last of the famous "Hutchinson family." whose tem perance and abolition songs before the Civil War made their names known throughout the country, died at his home in Lynn. Mass He was $7 years old. Teacher Slain by Assaaata. Albert Albright, a school teacher, aged 90, was found dead with a bullet bole through hi* head in the public road near Mo. He had evidently been thrown out of his buggy when he was *hot and the horses ran away. It is said be always went armed, because he feared assassination- Ba ke Mast Win Royal Consent. M*s Elkin* refuses to become engaged to the lhike of the Abruxxi until he wins the consent of his royal relatives and the only alternative is for the nobleman to become an American citizen. THE SOUTHERN NIGHTMARE. —Chicago Record-llerald. TURNS SELF INTO A TORCH. Fearing Charges of Theft, Woman Ignites Her Clothing. Rather than face the charge of having stolen money from her employers, Mary Lavin, 50 years old, a domestic employed in the home of Charles and John Cusiek, 4401 Princeton avenue, Chicago, attempt ed to kill herself by igniting her clothing after she had saturated part of it wi*h kerosene. The woman has been employed in the Cusiek home for eight months. She arose at 5 o’clock in the morning and while her employers were asleep entered the kitchen, where she poured h. fa gallon of kerosene over herself. Then she went into the rear yard and ignited her gar ments. Almost instantly she became en veloped in flames. Her cries awakened the Cusiek brothers and occupants of ad joining buildings, and when they entered the yard they found the woman writhing on the ground. John Cusiek took off his coat and wrapped it around her, while Charles ran into their home and obtained a bed quilt. Charles rolled the woman on the ground after wrapping the quilt about her, but she had suffered severe burns on her head, face, arms and body. Miss Lavin was conscious when Dr. Archibald Hoyne arrived. “How did you happen to set fire to your clothing?’’ asked the phy sician. “I wanted to die, I wanted to die,’’ Miss Lavin cried. “I have stolen money from my employers and spent it, and I would rather die than face them and admit my wrongs.” Miss I>avin be came unconscious a short time later and was taken to the hospital. The Cusiek brothers told the police they had not miss ed any money. MAN COINS BAD MONEY. Eludes Fnlted States Detectives Fifteen Year*. Joseph, alias "Humpy,” Hunt was arrested on a charge of counterfeiting in Chicago after he had eluded United States secret service operatives for fifteen years. His arrest followed the search of a room at 1250 Wabash avenue, where plates and machinery used in the manufacture of coins were found. A warrant was also issued for the arrest of Hunt's room mate, XV. 11. Boyle, who is suspected of being an accomplice. Only a few dol lars at a time of this counterfeit money had been appearing to baffle the secret service men and they assert that only enough was made to pay moderate living expenses for one or two men. A package containing six dollars was thrown away by Hunt when he was arrested by Lau rence Richey of the secret service. Itiehey saw the movement and recovered the coins. One similar coin was found with the outfit in Hunt’s room. The outfit consisted of plates for the making of dol lars, 50 and 25 cent pieces, and a tin pail, in which was some plating solution. BOY ARRESTS LAZY BROTHER. Tell* Sergeant at Police Station that Ho Is Incorrigible. With a collar grip on his 16-year-old brother. Eugene Rroadv. Jimmie Broody, 14 years of age. marched into the Los Angeles police station. "Lock him up.” said Jimmie to Sergt. Smith, "he won't behave and we can’t do nothing with him, so I’m going to get Judge Wilbur to ‘tend to him.’" After a few more questions Jimmie's ernand was complied with and the older brother, who, it is said, refuses to work or go to school, or do anything to help his widowed mother and smaller brothers and sisters, will have to fend for himself in the juvenile court. Crowd See* Man Burn to n.*u>. The Alberta Hotel was burned in Gran nis, Ark. The fire was caused by the ex plosion of a kerosene lamp. George Tram mel of Greenwood was burned to death. All the other guests escaped by jumping from windows. Trammel’s window was too small for him to crawl through. He was slowly roasted to death in sight of the onlookers. Young Newro Is Electrocuted. Winston Green, a negro youth, was electrocuted in Richmond, Va., for at tempted criminal assault upon a young white girl. John Finney, a negro, eorv rioted of a similar crime, was found to b?< feeble-minded and the Governor commut ed his sentence to imprisonment for life. Farmer* Form Equity Society. The Farmers’ Society of Equity was organized in Indianapolis Thursday after noon. The constitution of the society embodies practically all the basic princi ples of tbe American Society of Equity, the principal change being that all dele gates te the convention of the society must be producing farmers. Canadian Women Seek Soffrage. The Canadian Council of Women in Ottawa discussed the question of womai. suffrage. A report was made favoring votes for women and commending the methods of the British suffragettes in making sq*"tacular demonstrations in the British Commons. 8750.000 Fire Is Spectacular. A spectacular tire that was marked by many thrilling incidents destroyed the lumber yards of R. A. & J. J. Williams, in the northwestern section of Philadel phia. entailing a loss estimated at $730,- 000. Proclaim* Thanksgiving Nov. 88. President Roosevelt issued a Thanks giving proclamation, setting apart Thurs day. Nov. 20. Oae Ship Takes 318 Wkdet. The steam whaler St. Lawrence follow ed the Orion to port at Victoria. B. C„ and the season's work on the west const of Vancouver island has been abandoned. The two whalers took more than 000 w bales during the summer. The St. Law rence broke the world’s record, taking 318 whales. Kills Foe la Political Debate. In a political quarrel in Foraker. Okie.. Frank 8. Seward, merchant and local Democratic committeeman, shot and killed John H. Milam, a farmer. Milam was a Republican. WRECKERS DITCH FAST TRAIN. Chleago-Dnlnth Limited Derailed, bat Pasaen, >ra Escape Death. The Chicago-Duluth limited passenger train, north-bound, on the Chicago and Northwestern railroad, jumped the track at Kempton, Wis. A number of passen gers and trainmen were injured, but none seriously. The escape from fatalities was almost miraculous, as the train was going fifty miles an hour. The engine turned a complete somersault, and all the cars save two went over on their sides. Ac cording to a statement issued from the offices of the road in St. Paul, the derail ment was caused by some unknown per son removing a mil and two ties on the north side of the west-bound track, the angle bar being tied to the end of the rail with a piece of blue cloth. About ten passengers were slightly injured. Engi neer Washburn of Minneapolis was bruis ed about the head and face and may be injured internally. MOB SHOOTS PRISONER IN CELL. Plaus of Lynching Changed When Victim lues Razor. A mob of about thirty men attacked the Roane county, Tenn., jail shortly after midnight and killed George Cook, held on the charge of murdering John King, a ferryman at Southwest Point, a few weeks ago. Of the members of the mob all save two were masked. The identity of none of the mob is known. It is pre sumed the men intended to hang Cook as they had a rope in their possession. However, when his cell was reached he offered resistance and produced a razor. With this weapon he made a defense and cut one of the men. This, it appears, en raged the invaders and Cook was shot dead, four bullets entering his body. The sheriff’s deputies are scouring the country after evidence as to the members of the mob. Gov. Patterson will be asked to offer a reward. MONUMENT AS WIRELESS POST. Washinitton Shaft at Capital to Be Cued an Telenrapb Station. Commander Oleland Davis, U. S. N., writing in the Army and Navy Journal, says: “It is not unlikely that within a few weeks, after a careful consideration of the scientific advantages to result from its use as a wireless station, an order will be obtained for the installation of a wireless station in the top of the Wash tngtou monument in Washington. The outfit would consist of slender wires ex tended from the top of the monument down to standards somewhere in the neighborhood and nowise marring the beauty of the monument. The station for receiving and sending would be in an office underground.” Monkey Hunting in Bay State. "Let’s go monkey hunting; there ought to be good sport today,” is heard among the sportsmen of Taunton. Mass., ’vho heretofore limited their shooting to quail, squirrels, ducks and rabbits, for monkeys have been found in abundance in the woods of Seekonk. just north of the Rhode Island line. It is supposed that the strange denizens of the Seekonl woods are monkeys brought to town by organ grinders, many of whom live there at certain seasons of the year. Murdered in New York Tnnnel. In one of the galleries connecting the tubes of the Pennsylvania railroad tunnel in East Thirty-second and Thirty-third streets. New York, has been found the half nude body of an Italian workman, who. police investigation shows, was mur dered after a desperate resistance. The man was known as “Jim.” and had been saving money with which to return to Italy. The motive for the crime was rob bery. C!tr Hnll for f8,000,000. Plans for New Y’ork’s municipal build ing. which is to stand opposite the Man hattan approach to the Brooklyn bridge, have been filed with the building depart ment. The building is to be twenty-four stories high, and the top of the tower will be 5511 feet above tjie curb. It is to be of brick and granite, dver a steel skele ton. and will have re-enforced concrete floors. The cost will exceed $8,000,000. Owe* 8220.000; Hns Little. J. Stonp Walker, a member of the Pen dennis Club, filed a petition in voluntary bankruptcy in the federal court in Ixuiis ville. with liabilities listed at $220,000 ami no OtKZt- ave a share of stock in the Walker-Moss Ice Company of New Orleans, which the petition avers is prac tically valueless;, and a policy of insur ance for SIO,'IOO. payable to his children. Report Brlitsi tiinn Injured. An unconfirmed report that King Ed ward has been seriously injured in an automobile accident created great excite ment in Parliament and in the streets of London. Robbers (Jet 84,000 In Jewels. Safe breakers stole $4,000 worth of jewelry at the store of Samuel J. Hahn in Boston, but overlooked a bag con'ain ing diamonds valued at $15,000. Death of Mr*. Jnlln A. Carney. Mrs. Julia A. Carney, author of "Lit tle Drop* of Water.” died in Galesburg. 111. Death of New York Social Leader. Mrs. William Astor. New York’s social leader, died Friday at the age of 82. Fire Destroys Summer Villa*. Thirty-six cottages at Windsor Reach, a summer resort of Rochester. N. Y, oo Lake Ontario, about seven miles from the eity. were completely destroyed by fire, entailing a loss of estimated at $117,000. Fire Perils ISO la Rome. Ward building B of tbe State custo dial system in Rome, N. Y„ for feeble minded women, was burned Sunday, There were about 150 patients in the building, about thirty of whom were con fined to beds. AU were safely removed. The long is $125,000, uninsured. NOV. 2G AS THANE SGI TIN C. I) AY. President’s Proclamation Reviews Prosperity, Urge. Raiorms. President Roosevelt has issued the annual Thanksgiving proclamation, pointing out the steady growth of the nation in strength, worklly power' Wealth and population, and fixing Nov. 20 as the day for thaukful recognition of divine favor. In part the President says: Year by year this nation grows in strength and worldly power. Nowhere else in the world is the average of individual comfort and material well-being as high as in our fortunate land. For the reason that in material well being we have thus abounded we owe to the Almighty to show equal progress in moral and spiritual things. That life is wasted and worse than wasted which is spent in piling, neap on heap, those things which minister merely to the pleasure of the body and to the i>ower that rests only on wealth. Upon material well-being as a founda tion must be raised the structure of the lofty life of tie spirit if this nation is properly to fulfill its great mission aud to accomplish all that we so ardently hope and desire. Let us therefore as a people set our faces resolutely against evil and with broad charity, with kindliness and good will toward all men, but with unflinching determination to smite down wrong, strive with all the strength that is given us for righteousness in public and in private life. fleratge. front the Dead. In thf Journal of the British Psychical Research Society fuller details are now published concerning the recent state ment of Sir Oliver Lodge that, in his opinion, messages had been received from the dead. The messages appear to have been transmitted through the pen of a medium known as Mrs. Hollandrones. As she sat with her mind a blank, her pen produced broken and blurred messages, many of which dealt with the difficulty of establishing communication with the liv ing. One from Mr. Gurney, one of Che founders of the society, now dead, read: “A feeling of terrible impotence burdens me. I am so powerless to tell what means so much. I can not get into com munication with those who would under stand and believe me. The nearest simile I can find to express the difficulties of sending a message is that I appear to be standing behind a sheet of frosted glass, which blurs the sight and deadens the sound, dictating to a reluctant and some what obtuse secretary.” Living person ality is declared to be on a lower plane of spiritual development, which does not receive clear impressions from the higher plane of those who have quitted the prison of the flesh. Immediately after dissolu tion, says one message, there is an ob scuration of consciousness which has led to many failures to communicate with living persons. A message from the late F. W. 11. Myers says the period of ob livion was especially long with him, and when he communicates in this way he is “conscious of strain and effort.” Scientists Outvote Kocii. Just before the closing of the Interna tional Congress on Tuberculosis at Wash ington, the members went on record al most unanimously against the theory ad vanced and defended by Prof. Robert Koch of Germany that tuberculosis is not transmissable between animals and man. The day before that Dr. Koch himself had called a special conference to dis cuss his theory, and many men of promi nence gave their testimony to the effect that consumption can be traced to giilk infection. The resolution as adopted is: “That preventive measures be continued against bovine tuberculosis and that the possibility of the propagation of this to man be recognized.” This will be re garded as authoritative, at least until the next congress, which it was decided to hold at Rome in 1910. President Roose velt attended the final session and praised the work of scientists everywhere. The great gathering of scientists before ad journment announced its position favora ble to factory legislat* _>n, against woman and child labor prematurely, instruction of teachers in personal and school hy giene, college courses in hygiene and san itation, modern playgrounds and hospitals. New Propeller a S access. A remarkable demonstration of the powers of the new American vertebrate propeller was made at New York recent ly. In a water tank 104 feet long. 42 inches wide and 22 inches deep floated a model of a battleship 13 feet long, 16 inches beam and about 8 inches draft, equipped with the new propeller. A one half horse-power Eck motor installed in the boat alongside the engines was sup plied with direct electric current. At a signal Fmgineer Riviere turned on the power and instantly the boat gathered headway, traversing the tank in just nine seconds. Then, by a turn of the switch, the boat stopped as if a brake were ap plied, and with her engines reversed she was speeding back to her starting point— a thing impossible with an ordinary pro peller. It is claimed that an ocean liner equipped with such a propeller located amidships would not only be free from vibration but the propeller working al ways in solid water would drive her at phenor enal speed with no danger of "rac ing.” Torpedo Net* a Snecess. The new steel nets meant to protect ships from torpedo attacks were found by tests made in Narragansett Bay to be capable of withstanding even the newest type of Whitehead torpedo. Five shots were made at the net at distances varying from 1,200 to 1.500 yards, with the tor pedo keyed up to forty knots an hour. The missile failed to puncture the net or damage it seriously. End ol file Coffee Corner. New York coffee merchants say that the attempts made by three of the Bra zilian States to corner the coffee markets of the world has been abandoned after a loss estimated at $15,000,000. Serum to Care Enema. The St. John’s hospital of London. England, reports the discorery that the diphtheria antitoxin is a specific for a certain form of eczema, which is in fact diphtheria of the skin. To Aid Home FiHdlng Society. Officers of the National Home Finding Society have succeeded in interesting the President in their work. One of these. Theodore Dreiser, told tbe President that there are now 100.000 dependent children without homes, except such as are afford ed by charu... As tbe result of the so ciety’s efforts, there are more private homes open to homeless children than there are children. All that is needed is to bring tbe homeless to the homes. Many ‘restitutions are unwilling to release tbe children when good homes are found for them. It is expected that the President will take up this subject with Congress. j. W. Patton of New York City is the inventor of the latest novelty in the aero plane line. He calls it an “aerocyde." as it is a combination of a motorcycle and aeroplane. Like the Wright brothers Mr. Patton came from an Ohio Ullage. His w-schine is lighter and shorter than tbe Wright affair, but its flying qualities re main to be proved. Bnt as to that he says there is now no question, the prob lem being one of compactness and utility. The motorcycle is used in starring and in alighting and the steering of the ma chine in air is to be done by wire* con necting the plants with the handlebars of tbe cycle. H RIDING IS! STOP IN THE SOUTH Governors of Several States Will Act in Concert to Destroy Dis> reputable Organization. CONFESSION LEADS TO ARREST Many of Those Connected with the Dastardly Murder of Capt. Ran kin Are Now in Custody. The prompt measures taken by Gov ernor Patterson in dealing with the shocking outrage of the Tennessee Night Riders, when Capt. Quentin R. Rankin was lynched and his friend and companion, Judge Zachary Taylor, nar rowly escai**d a similar fate, are bear ing fruit. Numerous arrests of mem bers of the Night Riders have been made by the militia, which the Gover nor sent into the northwestern part of the State, and one of the law-breaking gang. Ted Burton, has made a confes sion implicating over two score of the criminals. The majority of these are now under .arrest at Camp Nemo, at Samberg. and all of them eventually will lie forced to face the responsibility for their shockingly cold-blooded and cruel crime. According to the °.tory told by Bur ton, the ringleaders of the Night Rid ers, who hanged Capt. Rankin near Walnut Lodge on the shores of Reel foot Lake, were Tom and Garrot John son and Will Watson, the two former of whom are under arrest and the lat ter of whom is now at larg' under a $5,000 bond for another crime. Burton asserts that he was not actually pres ent at the lynching, but that he helped to arrange the preliminaries. He is plicates James I’. Carpenter, a lawyer, whom he charges with having decoyed Rankin and Taylor to Walnut Lodge under the pretense of buying some land bordering on Roelfoot Lake, dispute over the fishing privileges of which led to the tragedy. Carpenter is now under arrest. Burton met Carpenter at Walnut Lodge by arrangement, and says he saw Rankin and Taylor at the supper table the night they were taken from their beds in the hotel and conveyed, bound on horseback, to Bayou Deshea to be murdered. After making sure that Rankin and Taylor were at Wal nut Lodge he conveyed the information to the leaders of the Night Riders, and while leaving the latter to deal with the victims he went out on the lake to fish. He was fishing fully a mile from shore when Rankin was killed ana heard the reports of the shots tha'i were fired into his body. The confession of Burton and the arrest of many of the Night Riders implicated in the tragedy have placed the authorities in a strong position in dealing with the lawlessness of the Night Riders. Five companies of State militia are now in the affected district and more will be dispatched to the scene should the situation warrant it It is the/purpose of Governor Patterson to stamp out the lawlessness which has existed in the vicinity of Reelloot Lake for a long time. Lnntr-Stnndlng Lawlessness. The fishing privileges connected with this lake lie at the root of the whole trouble. It has been the contention of those living near the lake—squatters and others—that it was their right to ply their calling ns fishermen In its waters without molestation, while the owner o f the land on the shores of the lake took an opposite view. Originally there were many owners of the lands bordering on the lake, but the Western Tennessee Land Company, of which Capt. Rankin and Judge Tay lor were the organizers, purchased the rights of many of those, and in the courts the company was upheld, to gether with the embargo It had placed on the fishing privileges on the lake. Then followed Night Rider warnings, threatening death to those who opposed the wishes of the members of the band. It was on the first visit in many months to the lake region that Capt. Rankin was killed. Now the Night Riders are to be fought to a finish and the whole dis reputable organization exterminated. The war against the Night Riders is to be extended to other States where this species of lawlessness exists. The Governors of several States—Governors Noel of Mississippi, Pihdall of Arkan sas, and Willson of Kentucky—have approved a suggestion of Governor Pat terson that a conference of the execu tives of these States be held and plans devised whereby they can act In concert in an effort to destroy Night Rider or ganizations. The Governors of other States —Indiana, Georgia, Alabama — where night riding is springing up, will probably join in the movement. TELEGRAPHIC BREVITIES Tasmanians are using dead sharks and barracotita as fertilizer, reports Consul Baker of Hobart. President Diaz will not be & candidate to succeed himself as president of Mex ico in the 1910 election, according to a statement published in the El Rio Del Hegar. Hie barge Lizzie A. Law, which part ed from her tow off Maniton Island, sank, bnt the barge Selden Marvin was saved, the fifteen persons aboard the two boats being rescued. The wooden steamer DavM W. Rust was badly damaged by fire of mysterious origin while lying at tbe Lake Shore docks at Toledo, Ohio. The loss on the vessel and cargo amounts to $20,000. Officers of the Mutual Protective As sociation. a beneficial organixation 3.500 New \Yark policemen, have been suspended pending an inquiry into charges of a deficit and other irregularities. Judge De Haven of the federal court at San Francisco has decided that for eigners who would he entitled to entry under the terms of the Chinese exclusion act may be excluded when suffering from a contagious disease like trachoma. John W. Gates has immortalized his prize boil dog Blondy in enduring bronze. While in Lucerne. Switzerland, Mr. Gates ordered to be cast m bronze “The very image of Blondy.” but larger than life. When be returned from Europe Mr. Gates brought the statue, and it stands now directly before the door of the financier’s apartment in the Hotel Pla**’, in New York. Miss Ada Louise Lonsdale, who sued Blaine Elkins, son of Senator tains, and settled the matter, has authorised a state ment in which she regrots haring taken the case to court, alleging that she was induced to oo so by the miarepreaentitiosi# oi lawyers. The friends of Jan Pouren, the Rus sian revo'ntionist who has been held at New York for some time by the federal authorities upon the demand of Russia for hi 9 extradition as a criminal, are rejoicing over the news that Secretary of State Root has requested a rehearing on the strength of affidavits tending to show that Pouven was sought for po litical rather than criminal offenses. An appeal made by friends of the Rus sian had brought these affidavits befors Root. Iu a letter to Jacob Sehiff of New York, Secretary Root said: “Of course, this government does not con template sending Pouren or any one else back to Russia or any other coun try to he tried for a political offense.” In this connection it comes out that Root has asked the Russian government for a complete revision of the treaty of 1832, under which naturalized Rus sians in America are still regarded as criminals if they return to their native land. Notwithstanding this reopening of the case, the Pouren defense confer ence was informed by William English Walling that President Roosevelt had re fused to accept the jietitlons of citizens urging the government not to allow the deportment of the refugee. An aggregate loss of $1,000,000 a day during the mouths when forest tires have been prevailing in various parts of the United States is estimated by W. J. McGee, the erosion expert of the Department of Agriculture. The forest ry bureau in a statement says that probably in every instance the devas tating forest fires might have been pre vented if the several States had pro vided an adequate number of men to patrol the woods and arrest the fin's in their inclpiency, and If lumbermen and other users of the forests had been careful to disuse of brush after log ging so as to prevent the spread of fires. Exclusive of salaries of forestry officers. the work in putting down fires in the national foresis during the last .’ear cost the government $30,000 wxVh means protecting approximately 168,000,000 acres. The statement says the loss from timber destroyed in 1908 will be larger than last year, but that it is doubtful if the exact losses will ever be known. Flat 2-cent postage rates went into effect between the United States and Great Britain on Oct. 1. The post age rate applicable to letters mailed in the United States, addressed for de livery at any place in the United King dom of Great Britain and Ireland, then will be 2 cents an ounce or fraction of an ounce. Letters unpaid or short paid will be dispatched to destination, but double the deficit postage calcu lated at the 2-cent rate will be col leced on delivery to the addressee. This notable redaction in the postage rates effected under a recent convention be tween the two and promulgated in an order of the Postmaster General some time ago. The Navy Department has asked per mission to use the Washington monu ment ns a telegraph-pole—not n com mon or street-disfiguring variety of pole for stri-igiug wires on, but as * station for temporary experiments with wireless telegraphy. It Is believed that from its top, 555 feet in the air, messages can be sent to warships three thousand miles away. If this is found possible, an iron tower of the same height will be erected in Washington for a permanent wireless station. Th’e French government is using the Eiffel Tower in this way, and from it has sent wireless messages to Algeria aud Morocco. The cruiser Colorado, which went on the rocks at Double Bluff. Puget Sound, was more seriously damaged than at first was supposed. An examination at the Bremerton navy yard showed that her forward plates were badly dented In several places, and that the plates were sprung. It will be necessary to put the vessel in dry disk for perhaps thirty days to make repairs. The board of immigration inspectors held a special session at Boston and in vestigated the causes of about 100 Mor mon women converts who arrived on board the steamship Republic. Asa result of the examination forty girls were held for further inquiry, and two will be stmt back to Liverpool, England. The chief engineer of the Panama Banal reports the total excavation for 'Jetpember as 3.158,886 cubic yards, ■Waking the total excavation since the United States took hold of the work 56,506.317 cubic yards. This leaves 91.493,683 yards to be dug to complete the canal at the 85-foot level. The Octomer issue of the Army and Navy Life tells of a letter written to the Navy Department by Commander A. L. Key. of the Fore River sh'p yards several months ago, which was the moving cause In the summoning of the war college nt Newport. Speaking of the Dakota, now building In that yard. Key said that ships of that type could not stand up against the fire of 12-inch guns for thirty minutes, owing to the position of the 5-inch armor. He also charged that all tbe vessels of the Atlantic fleet are considerably overdraught. President Roosevelt has announced positively that he is going to Africa for the sole purpose of hunting bir game, and doe* not expect to meet any Titled personages from the other side. Mr. Roosevelt and his son Quentin, one taxidermist and one naturalist from the national museum will constitute the Roosevelt party. These scientists are to preserve specimens of African animal* for the national museum. According to Dr. Edward Bedloe. the best known globe trotter at the capital, who has jus# returned from a nine months' sojourn in Egypt, Cairo is much stirred up over tbe coming visit of President Roosevelt to Africa. The khetlive and hi* officials are anxiou* to honor Mr. Rosevelt and are much con cerned over whether they will get tbe opportunity. Bobbct—Wbat dki Smith mean by saying that be took a abort cat for din ner? Dobbe—l gueas be was referring to tbe size of the boarding-house pie. ROOSEVELT AIDS HEALTH MOVE. President Promises to Make Recom mendation in Next Message. That President Roosevelt has agreed to recommend to Congress In bis next message the passage of a law to con serve the public health, similar to the one proposed by the American Medical Association, was the statement made In an address before the New York Acad emy of Medicine by Dr. Charles A. L. Reed of Cincinnati, chairmau of the association's committee on national medical legislation. In speaking on the campaign for national health laws, Dr. Reed said: “On the heels of the various steps forward I am gratified to be able to assure you that the President has au thorized the statement that he will for mulate definite projiosals and transmit them with his indorsement to the next Congress. It now devolves upon the 13.000 doctors in the United States not only to back the President in his work, hut to anticipate those actions by a per sistent campaign in behalf of This fun lamental feature of the public welfare.” Speaking of the pollution of streams, Dr. Reed referred to the Ohio water shed as a “thousand miles of river aud a thousand miles of typhoid.” Over '60,000 persons die every year of cancer, he said, nnd the death rate from that cause is Increasing by leaps and bounds. If only one-half of the persons who die or are Incapacitated as a result of tuberculosis and typhoid were saved. Dr. Reed declared, it would mean a saving in money sufficient to maintain “a national board of health, pay for the army and navy, fortify our coasts, duplicate our armament on the seas, deepen our internal waterways and In ten years pay for the Panama canal and wipe out the national debt.” TWO PACIFIC PIRATES. Belgian and Boy Forced Captain and Mate to Walk tho Plank. G. C. Alexander, acting Attorney General for the Fiji Islands, Is on his way to Callao, Peru, where he expects tv, dig up a story of piracy that will rival the flaring deeds on the Spanish Main. Two men, J. Mortelmnns, a Belgian, and T. Skerrett, are being held In Servia on the unsunl charge of pira cy, and it is alleged they forced the captain and mate of the schooner Xeu vre Tigre to walk the plank. Then they changed the name of the vessel to White Rose and sailed the South Seas until they were washed on a reef on Anampnnm Lagoon, in the Gillie* t Orel lis group, where the stolen ship now lies, high and dry. According to the story the ship sailed from Callao last November with a crew cf four men, the captain mul the mate being Italians. Skerret, who seeks to throw the blame on his companion, says that after two days out Mortelmans at tacked the Italians with a meat chop per and chased them to the rigging. Then he threatened to shoot unless they would jump overboard. This they did and being far from land it is certain they were drowned. BJTA/DS/' South Dakota university won her sec ond football game from Huron college by a score of 11 to O. The gams was played at Vermillion. In the auto races at the Montana State fair, Blaim's white si ranter made five miles in 4 minutes 51 seconds on an or dinary circular mile track. At Aqueduct track. New York, Ben Ban, carrying top weight, 115 pounds, easily won the Woodtnere stakes, selling, at seven furlongs, the feature. Frank Mount Pleasant, formerly of the Carlisle Indian football team, will play quarterback on the Dickinson Uoilcge eleven. He is a junior at Dickinson. At the Brockton (Murs.) fair, George G. and Major Delmar were sent on trial heats against time in an effort to break the track record of 2:1114' Neither was successful, but Major Delmar, in his trial, made the mile on the halt-mile track iu 2:12 fiat. Lillian It., owned by David Shaw of Cleveland, made her first race start of the yea.- ai Columbus, and astonished the grand circuit talent by showing speed enough to beat Margaret 0., the favorite. To uo this, Lillian It. had to take a rec ord of 2 :04%. English Featherweight Champion Mo ran war too clever for Eddie Hanlon at San Francisco in their twenty-round bout. Hanlon, who had an advantage of a;*>ut eight pounds in weight, showed some of his old-time cleverness, however, and stayed the limit with the little Eng Osh man, the latter being awarded the de cision on points. An usher this year at the Boston Amer ican League grounds, a first baseman with the New York Americans next sea son—that is the rise of Daniel A. Barry, a 19-vear-old office boy who has been signed by Arthur Irwin, scout of the New York Americans. Barry is said to be a natural player and Irwin says he has found a second Hal Chase. As Rube Waddell, the big ball tosser, left a theater in St.. Louis the other night he saw Detective John Finan engaged in a desperate fight with Edward Burnett, of St. lx>uis. Rube quickly put both of the combatants to sleep and then took them to a hospital. The faculty of Wisconsin University Law School decided that Kwld Stie'.im. the crack Wisconsin center rush, could not take a special examination to clear up deficiencies incurred by his leaving summer school without taking examina tions. This means Sfiehm is ineligible to play football this season. The fight against pools on New York tracks is costing horse owners and rn.-e promoters a lot of money. Purses have been cut down as low as S3OO, snd at that it is estimated that Dwver lost $75.- 000 on the week’s racing he promoted at Aqueduct. A* evidence of the impetus given pro fessiorsl baseball by the close race* for the pennants. Secretary John Farrell of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues says that he ha* is—n literally swamped with purchase mon-'y for drafting players for next <-a*on. Nearly s4(M**> wa* received the first Jay for drafting player*. Fifteen high-class yearlings sent over to England by James R. Keene were auc tioned at Newmarket for an aggregate of $14,300. The be*t price obtained was $3,780 for s chestnut colt by Disguise 11. —Dorr* Flower. Another t * baseball war. involving the entire A-erkan League, is imminent. Players on the Washington and Chicago American League clubs, which are throat ened with a heavy fine for playing exhibi tion games in Chicago with the I/••gan Squares and Gunthers as opponents, have asserted they will leave organized base ball before they pay. Tbe Minneapolis team is threatened wirti similar punish meat for tbe same off ease. CHICAGO. The weekly review of Chicago trade published by 11. G. Dun & Cos., says: Successful bond flotations this week, particularly a city loan at a premium, aud a lower average discount on commercial 't'ujier testify to further monetary east, grading defaults furnish a disappointing feature, but preelection interest inter feres but slightly with business activi ties. and trade conditions gather strength. More seasonable weather gives the nec essary stimulus to an adequate distribu tion of necessaries, aud there is larger buying iu the lending retail lines here and at interior pou ts. Food products, apparel and footwear move freely, while recovery apjiears in furniture, carpets, j nvelry and art wares. Buyers attend the wholesale merchan dise districts in numbers comparing fa vorably with this time last year, mail or ders come forward ..u-mtily from the west ern territory and dealings advance iu spring goods. A sharp gaiu is seen in demand for Christmas novelties, this business having an encouraging outlook in contrast with a year ago. Dry goods departments re port more acute scarcity of some mate rials now urgently called for to replen ish stocks, and much of the personal buy ing reflects a disposition to secure fuller needs for the winter. Shipments reach a good aggregate in woolens, linens, knit goods, clothing and horse furnishings, while groceries, canned aud wet goods and smokers’ supplies hulk better than at this time last year, when these latter lines were severely checked. Rejkirts from the agricultural sections continue to l>e reassuring for future trade, corn husking well aud winter wheat showing good growth. Crop marketings thus far have been exceptionally heavy at prices averaging a high level. Country bank dejtosits exceed all pre vious records, and less currency is with drawn from this center, indicating in creased purchasing power, which must soon influence manufactures. Mercantile collections show slowness on local bills, hut country settlements mainly run prompt. Bank clearings, $230,1X16,515, are 2.8 per cent under those of corresponding week in 1007 and compare with $218,- 611,650 in 1906. Failures reported in the Chicago dis trict number 48, against 18 last week, 27 a year ago and 22 in 1906. Those with liabilities over $5,000 number 13, against 5 last week, S a year ago and 5 it 1906. NEW YORK. Unsettled weather and pre-election quiet are in evidence this week, as affect ing trade at a great many cities. Ex cept at Chicago and New York, where some good business has been done in wholesale liner, for spring, first and sec ond hand distribution has been confined to filling-in and immediate shipment pro portions. Current distribution ns a whole is still reported below last year at the corre sponding date, except at a few point* in the Northwest. I’erliaiw the most active line t wholesale ; that of cotton goods for spring. Business failures in the United States for the week ending Oct. 29 number 239, against 231 last week, 223 in the like week of ISHIT. 163 in 1900, 100 in 1905 and 200 in 101)4. Business failures in Canada for the week number 32. against 31 last week and 23 in this week last year.—Bradstreot’s Commercial Report. Chicago—Cntlle. common to prime. $4.00 to $7.60; boss, prime heavy, $4.00 to $6.15; sheep, fair to choice, $3.00 to $4.50; wheat, No. 2,99 cto $1.00; corn, No. 2,64 cto 66c; oats, standard. 47c to 49c; rye. No. 2. 74c !o 75c; liny, timothy, SS.(*I to $13.00; prairie, SB.OO to $11.00; butter, choice creamery, 23c to 27c; eggs, fresh. 23c to ; potatoes, per bushel, 57c to 67c. Indianapolis—Cattle, shipping, $5.00 to $6.75; hogs, good to choice heavy, $3.50 to $6.25; sheep, common to prime, $2.50 to $3.75; wheat, No. 2,99 cto $1.00: corn. No. 2 white, (He to 65c; onts. No. 2 white, 47c to 48c, St. Ixmis—Cuttie. $4.50 to $7..>0; hogs, $4.00 to $0.10; sheep, $5.00 to $4.25; wheat. No. 2. sl.Ol o $1.03; corn. No. 2*. 05c to 60c; onts. No. 2,45 cto 47c; rye, No. 2,73 cto 74c. Cincinnati —Cattlp, $4.00 to $-<..V>; hogs, $4.00 to $5.95; sheep, $3.00 to $3.75; wheat, No. 2. $1.02 to $1.04; corn. No. 2 mixed. 07c to 08c; oats, No. 2 mixed, 47c to 4(<c; rye. No. 2,80 cto 82c. Detroit—Cattle. $4.00 to $4.50; hogs, $4.00 to $5.50; sheep. $2.50 to $3.50; wheat. No. 2, SI.OO to $1.02; corn, No. 3 yellow, 75c to 76c; oats. No. 3 white, 49c to 51c; ryp. No. 2,75 cto 77c. Milwaukee —Wheat, No. 2 northern, sl.Ol to $1.04; corn. No. 3,64 cto 60c; oats, standard, 49c to .0c; rye, -No. 1, 730 to 75c; barley. No. 1. o,'ic to C4c; pork, mess, $14.37. New York—Cattle. $4.00 to $0.00; hogs. $3.50 to $5.70: sheep. $3.00 to $4.00; wheat, No. 2 red. stjl7 to $109; corn. No 2, its* to i7c; oats, natural white, 50c to 51c; butter, creamery, 25c to 28c; eggs, western, 25c to 29c. Buffalo —(’artle, choice shipping steer*. $4.90 to $0.50; hogs, fair to choice, $4.00 to $5.90; sheep, common to good mixed, $4.00 to $4 75; lambs, fair to choice, $5.00 to $6.50. Toledo —Wheat. No. 2 mixed. sl.Ol to $1.03; corn. No. 2 mixed, •’*’•<’ to 07c; oat*. No. 2 mixed. 49c to 500: rye. No. 2. 77c to 78e; clover seed. $4.90. BRIEF NEWS ITEMS. The Jenkins mill plant, a large lumber mill at Seattle. Wash., was destroyed by fire. Los* $54*1,000. The plant was idle. Preacher* in Boston are so poorly paid that the Rev. H 8. Johnson of Warren Avenue Baptist church there urges form ing a union to raise salaries. A bell, the gift of Emperor William of Germany, will Is* placed in tbe tower of tbe German Evangelical R.‘ form'd church In East 88th street. New York, in cele bration of the ebureb** 150tb anniver sary. Charged with having abscond'd wirh $33,500 belonging to a savings bank in Lindesberg. Sweden. Israel Jvnsson, a former official of the lank, is being sought by tbe polite in the vicinfly of New Y'ork. An estate estimated to be worth over $500,000 is bequeathed to two Pittsburg charitable institution*, the Beulah Home and the Pittsburg Bible Institute, by tbe will of Mrs. Sarah Conley. Judge* Dalle*, Gray and Buffington, of tße United State# Circuit Court I*W** de'phia. banded down a decision in the r-osl road* case allowing tbe government to appeal on the constitutionality of the “commodities clause" of tbe Hepburn law. The St. lyjuis (Mo.) coal traffic bu reau has announced that the old differ ential of 15 cents a ton between ratet on aoai shipped from the outer and inner group* of Illinois coal mine* to Missouri 'river points will be restored Nov. 25.