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WISCONSIN STATE NEWS.
FOUND DEAD ON TRACKS. Arthur Humphries ot Waakmha Myttarlopulf Killed. The mangled body of Arthur Hum phries, aged 37, was found early on a recent morning on the Northwestern track twenty-five east of the Greenfield avenue crossing in Wankeslui. Hum phries lived within a block of the cross ing and his body was discovered by his .young son, who notified a neighbor. His death mty have been an accident, but there are suspicions of foul play. Coro ner Hill and a jury viewed the body and an inquest was held. Humphries was well known and a man of excellent habits. lie leaves a widow, five children and a broth er. When he did not return from lodge his wife became apprehensive and sat up all night waiting for him. .Mrs. Hum phries is prostrated by her husband's tragic death. The theory that Humphries was the victim of thugs, being murdered and his body thrown on the tracks to conceal the crime, has been strengthened by the finding of the dead man’s hat with the crown crushed tu, hidden under the sidewalk near the crossing. CO-EDS TO WEAJt, RAH RAH HAT. Girl* A(|f U Tiny *1.14’" When Fac ulty Bar* “Merry Widows.” Hereafter it’s the “Uni ! Hah !” student hat for the fair 'o-tds >f the University of Wisconsin. Follov’ng the lead of I’rof. M. V. O’Shea, most of the members of the faculty have recently barred the “Mer ry Widow” hat from their classrooms. The co-eds have determin'd to retaliate by wearing the hat long used by the male students, v/hieh is a little tiny felt affair just big enough to cover the top of the heed and not too big to roll up and put into the pocket. The boys con sider the “Huh! Rah” hat very conven ient, as well as nifty and odd. The co eds of two classes held meetings and for mally decided to wear the “Ilah! Hah’ hereafter, and n mass meeting of all the girl students will be held in a few days, when the entire co-ed body is expected to bind itself to adopt the new lid. LIMITED JUMPS TRACK. Northwestern Flyer Derailed at Kempton. The ('hicago-l)ulutb limited passenger train, north bound on the Omaha fine, jumped the track near Augusta. A num ber of passengers and trainmen were in jured, but none seriously. The escape from fatalities was remarkable as the train was going at the rate of forty miles an hour. The engine turned a complete somersault, and nil the cars went ovr on their sides. Engineer (.’, F. Wash burn of Minneapolis was bruised about the head and face, and may he injured in ternally. The section house containing tools for track work was found to have been broken op *n. and a claw bar and wrench bad been stolen. No truce has so far been secured of these tcols. CABBAGE THIEVES BUSY. 4)in kii ■>> !•- County Farm era C'oni plntn oi Depredations. Cabbage thieves are operating exten sively iu Outagamie county, it being esti mated that during one week more than S2OO worth of this crop has been stolen from the fields. The other night more than a ton was stolen from the farm own ed by Jacob Hummel. Herman (’lacker lost aliout a ton and three thefts of from one-half to two tons were reported at Ap pleton. The thieves drive on to the fields and cut their plunder from the ground. Cabbage this year is valuable and the few farmers who have a decent crop consider a ton worth from sl4 to $lO. PROVIDE FOE OLD BONDS. Manitowoc to Make Payment on Immuo of Twenty-fl*'* tear* Ago. Provision for part payment of a bal ance of $37,000 of the $77,000 bond issue which the city of Manitowoc voted a quar ter of a century ago to secure tlie ex tension of the Lake Shore railway line from Milwaukee to that city, will bo made in the annual tax budget. Proba bly $7,000 or SIO,OOO will be included in the budget for the purpose. The bonds have been refunded two times and now mature in 1912, but the city will pay in installments instead of waiting until that time. FOLLOWS DOG IN DEATH. Frank Spits of Bloomer GrteveU Over l.osw uf Canine Friend. Frank Spitz, aged 00, was found dead by the side of his dog near Bloomer. Whether death was due to broken heart or suicide, the post-mortem examination will develop. Spitz’ dog died five days before and he refused to bury it because of hi* love for it. loiter authorities or dered him to bury it and he took the dog to the outskirts of the village and covered it w'th some grass. It is supposed he died sho.-tly afterwards. GIRL STUDENT BURNED. Mtm Johnson ot Kokomo Serloaal} I nJur'<l In Explosion. While attempting to experiment in tile laboratory on the second floor of the chemical building. Miss Nina Johnson of Kokomo. Ind., a senior in the university in Madison, was seriously burned ns a result of the igniting of a bottle of ear lain disulphite which she nad dropped to the floor. Her hands and lips and face were nadly burned, but the doctors who attended her see no reason for apprehen sion. She was talett to the Madison gen eral hospital. OUnt Priest Dies. Rev. John Joseph Rhode is dead at St. Marua hospital in Oshkosh. He was the oldest priest in the Green Bay diocese, being 78 years old. His golden jubilee, celebrated in 1007, brought him congratu lations by telegraph from I’ojh* Pius X. He was at one time a priest at St. Mary's •church in Oshkosh, but in late years was at Green Bay. Homesteader Found Dead in Woods. lamis Johnson, aged +5. was found dead in the woods near his homestead in Saw yer county by a settler. He had beeu kill ed by a bulle' from a rifle. It is not known whether the shooting was acci dental or suicidal. Spring Sent Saves Life. R. C. Jenkins of Rocktoi slid off his wagon with a load of boxes containing lampblack, and would have been kiMed had not his spring seat saved a box weigh ing 200' pounds from falling directly ou him. As it was he suffered two broken fid's and other injuries. Police Find Missing Girl. After being gone fh. m her l orn.' since Oct. If), since which time friends, rela tives and the police have been scouring Sheboygan ami outskirts for her. Elisa beth Henning. 14 years old. was finally located as she was coming from n vaude ville house. Tne police believe the girl is demented. Footprints Trap a Firebug. Peculiarities in footprints found near a barn burned at Milton led to the arrest of Marten Hagemann. an inmate of the county farm. Hagemann afterward con fessed the incendiarism. SHORT STATE ITEMS. The students of Stout institute in Me nomonie will publish a paper in the inter ests of *he school. Lyle Ellis, aged 11 years, fell on a wooden walk in Janesville, breaking his arm, and suit has been commenced against the city. In Eau Claire several schools have been closed on account of the prevalence of smallpox and chicken pox among the children. George Sherman and Hugh McCarthy were thrown from a load of sugar beets by their team running away in Janesville and were severely injured. The remains of a hunter found in the woods near Odanah have been identified as those of Oscar Engstrom of Ashland, who disappeared last May. John Eidner, a Chicago detective who has been stationed at the head of the lakes for the last six months, is missing, and friends suspect foul play. Charles Balke of Appleton jumped a $10.70 lioard bill in Neenah two months ago. Not being able to pay he went to the workhouse for fifteen days. William Flynn, one of the oldest and best known residents of Washburn, died from Bright’s disease, after an illness extending over a period of a year. Andrew Oleson, formerly a saloon keeper at Afton until it went dry last sitring, was arrested on the charge of having sold liquor without a license. Charles Furgeson, a vagrant iron mold er, was killed by a Milwaukee road train near t‘. e lake end of Monona avenue, Madison. lie was about 40 years old. There is a strong possibility of the German National Bank and the National Union Bank of Oshkosh being consoli dated within the next twelve months. While the family of Mrs. Jerome I. Case of Itacine was at supper a porch climber looted the house, carrying away three valuable diamond rings and a gold watch. The Menomonie city council estimated that $.72,730 will be required to run the city during the coming year. The levy is about $4,000 less than that for the pres ent year. An auxiliary to work in connection with the Humane society lias been form ed by the pupils of the Third district school in La Crosse, with a membership of thirty. Pending the erection of his own church. Rev. G. A. Iluber, a Lutheran pastor, is seeking permission from the city of Ra cine to preach in the chapel of Mound cemetery. By a recent purchase Henry Clay Pierce has increased his estate near the head waters of the Brule river to 2,000 ®cres. lie is making the place a fish and game preserve. Because he feared his crops were below the average and becoming despondent, Robert Wills, 77 years old, ended his life at Beloit. 11 is body was not discov ered for five days. Charged with passing three worthless checks in La Crosse, Herman Kline was arrested in St. l'aul and brougut back to La Crosse, where he is lodged in jail pending a hearing. Mrs. Smolander of Amberg caught a fawn which had been grazing with some cattle in a pasture close to her home. The little animal was first discovered by Mrs. Smolamler's children. For the second time within three weeks burglars broke into the Fair store in Janesville. On a previous visit they se cured sllO, but this time were unable to work the combination. The Eau Claire Commercial Association has acceded the offer of the Wisconsin Buttermakers’ Association to meet in Eau Claire next February. The exact date has not been fixed. Miss Therest Ileinfurter, aged 97 years, died at the home of her nephew, M. Goldberg, a Hudson merchant. Miss Ileinfurter is said to have been ’he old est spinster in America. Chris Schaefer, night engineer at the Menomonie brick yard, lost three fingers in trying to tighten a pipe joint leak while the engine was running. His hand slipped, catching in the gear. Miss Belle McHugh, the pretty young woman who was brought to La Crosse from Ellsworth, charged with shoplifting, was arraigned in court. Miss McHugh pleaded not guilty to the charge. Samples of the milk and cream of twelve dairy men were secured by the Itacine health department, and tests will be made with a view of ascertaining if the product is up to the requirements of the law. Edward Jorgensen of Neenah, IS >->&rs of age. lost his right foot in Oshkosh while trying to catch a freight train o take him home. The foot was crush-*1 and the leg had to be anqHitated abo/e the ankle. Hunters set fire to the woods on the farm of 11. Morse, ia the town of Mount Pleasant. This is the fifth fire within a week charged to hunters. Farmers are talking of organizing to keep hunters off their lands. Roy. Ella. Glen and Alma Sanford of Merrill, ranging in age from 2 to !) years, have been committed to the State school for dependent children. Sanford is serv ing time in State prison and the mother has become a public eharget Charles M. Hall, for the last five years in charge of the sales department of the Badger Brass Manufacturing Company in Kenosha, resigned tiv accept a position as general manager or the American Lamp Company at Detroit. The Menomonie CoD”"*rial Club elect ed officers for th* ecsuing year as fol lows: President. Jo..n G. Ingalls; first vice president. J. C. Wilcox ; second vice president, Oscar Wilson; treasurer. W. C. Ribenaek; secretary, A. H. I’iag. Louis Johnson, an old bachelor. living alone on his homestead six milt's from Winter, was murdered some time between Thursday night and Sunday noon. John son was supposed to have been rich. 'here are several thousand dollars to his credit in a Rice laike hank. Fred Luce of Ooonomowoo was shot at his home by a stray bullet. He was kneeling in his yard fixing the cover of the cistern when he was struck, the shot entering the right side between the eighth ami ninth ribs and it is feared the wound may be serious. The mystery ofhr the disappearance of Olga Steitrer of Mishicort was cleared Sunday when she was found weak, ema ciated and starving iu an old barn half a mile from home, where she had been hid ing seven days. The girl took offense .it being scolded for holding correspond ence with a Chicago man and left home, angry at her parents. Raymond Whitney, a 1.7-year-old boy. was seriously injured playing ball in Manitowoc, his life at first being deapair ed of. The boy collided with another player while after a fly ball, and as a result of the collision young Whitney suffered a grave injury to his hoad. cut ting a deep gash in the scalp and being rendered unconscious. Whitney will re cover. it is said. With his neck bioken from falling downstairs, Herman Haedke of Milwau kee, aged 44. lived twenty-eight hours. Shortly before he died Haedke called for a pipe and tobacco, saying that he wished to take one last smoke before the end. ROBBERS STEAL SILK. Store of Lather Davies &. Cos. at Otk> koh Entered and 9400 Taken. A large quantity of silk, m re than 400 yards, valued at over SIOO. was stolen from the dry goods store of Luther Da vies & Cos. in Oshkosh. The robbers took eleven part !>olts of goods of which eight were black, three were blue and one brown. In this respect the robbery was peculiar as tL"y evidently wanted noth ing but solid colors and did not touch any of the fancy designs. They did not open the money drawer which had sls in it and no other goods, excepting the silk, were missing. Entrance ♦-> the store was secured through a rear window by means of a jimmy. It is believed by the police that the job is the work of men tvho have been doing this so -t oi work throughout the State, the robb-ifc at Madison recent ly, being similar to this one. WILL TEST FEED STUFFS LAW. Mlllepfi Deny Kijtht to Levy License for Mill By-products. Claiming that the law is unconstitu tional. the Wisconsin Millers' Association ha* taken steps in an effort to cause the repeal of the Wisconsin feeding stuffs law. At a meeting of the association in. Neenah it was announced that the test case will Ik instituted at Antigo against David Goldberg to be tried early in No vember in the Circuit Court and that this case later would be taken to v he Supreme Court. The law stipulates ti all mill ers shall be taxed for a license to sell feeding stuffs which are enforced by-pro ducts of flour mills. The association claims that no license should be required for reason that no license is required from other manufacturers producing by-pro ducts. SOO ROAD QUITS WORK. Itoin Interferes with ( onipletlon of New Terminal nt Superior. After h run of unusual good fortune in the way of weather favorable to get ting its terminals established at Sui>er;or, the Soo road lias been compelled to shut off work on account of the rain. The only portion of the work now under way is the dredging for the slips around the site of the company's proposed docks and elevator. Sonic steel has already been laid, so that Soo work trains can, by coming to Superior ou other roads and switching over, get on to their own tracks there. If cold weather should follow soon after the present wet spell it is not likely that much more will be accom plished in Superior before next spring. KENOSHA MYSTERY IS SOLVED. Body of I’romlnenl Mini Mlmsluk Two Vrnri Found in Klver. The body of John Gillett, formerly probably the best known man in Keno sha and a son of the late Judge Gurdin Gillett, who disappeared Jan. 14, 1907, was found in the Kenosha river. It ia evident Gillett walked into the river on the night of his disappearance, and was caught in the refuse at the bottom of the stream and held there. The river is filled with tar from the gas works and with acids from a large tannery, and these served as a preserving fluid to such an extent that, notwithstanding the face that the hotly had been in the water for nearly two years, it was still possible to recog nize the features. WILL DREDGE THE FOX. Six-foot Channel from Porlage to Oshkosh to He Made. The government steamer Wolf passed up Buffalo lake the other day, having in tow the United States dredge which lias been at work in the vicinity of the Grand river lock. The dredge was drop ped at the mouth of Neenah creek, from which point she will begin the cleaning of the channel of the Fox, continuing to wards Portage until cold weather puts an end to tlie work. Operations will be re sumed in the spring and continued until the ripper Fox has a six-foot depth to connect the channel of like depth from Grand river lock to Oshkosh. DOUBLE CRIME IS MYSTERY. It all ron il l.aborer* Shot to Dentil Ist Cook Slianty. Two Macedonians employed by the Milwaukee Electrical Railway Company at the Waterville gravel pit were killed in a mysterious shooting affair in the cook shanty. They were Itompo Usranoff, ti e cook, and Sperry Achisbroff. a laborer. A report that the shooting resulted from a quarrel over a woman is scouted by Rob ert Lowrre, the camp foreman. Mouonn Assembly to Unit. The Monona Lake assembly, second old est Chautauqua of the United States, will jass out of existence and its beautiful lake shore park will be sold. This was decided at a meeting of the directors of the society in Madison. The Monona as sembly has been on the decline and has accumulated a large deficit. George W. Walker, Madison, was elected president and Rev. George W. Case, Postage, sec retary. Boys nnd Girl* Flee. A worried father notified the police of Milwaukee to look out for his son. Harvey Reineke. aged 17. whose home is in North Fond du Lae. Otto Reineke. the father, a merchant, said the boy left home Oct. 18 with another young man aud two young women. Since that time there has been no trace of him found. It is be lieved that the young people went to Mil waukee. Candidate Fall* Dead on Car. Death robbed the Democratic county u*k*r of its candidate for sheriff when Julius Kuehene. Mayor of Kaukauna, dropped dead ou an interarbun car be tween Appleton and Kaukauua shortly af ter he and several friends had completed a long walk in the country. It is believed two weeks of strenuous campaigning had undermined his health. Lena Pastor Resigns. Kev. F. A. Scharfenberger announced his resignation from St. John's Lutheran church of lana. to become pastor of the German Lutheran congregation of Port Washington. Wis. Floater Found in River. A badly decomposed body of a man was found floating in the Wisconsin river near the Wausau Paper Mills Company plant at F.rokav. The body was identi fied after several hours as that of a Hus sion. who had been in the county hot a ,Yw months. Alex Wiscocki by name, who disappeared Sept. 22. Negro Holds tp Mllnsukee Man. Highway robbery, in the heart of Mad ison. was committed on a recent night w hen August Ranel of Milwaukee, a book agent, was touched for about SJ7 by a negro with Whom be had been drinking in a saloon. The negro told RaueL who is a Frenchman, that be was a highway man and that if he. RaueJ. did not giva what be had. he. the negro, had a knife. \<*d Farmer Killed by Train. James Peabody. <BS year* old. a farmer of j*t*Htingtoa township, was stroA and killed by a passenger train on the Wa bash railroad near Bine Mound. 11 Mil Will CONGRESS IS REPUBLICAN. Bryan Meets Defeat for the Third Time, Despite Gains in the Western States. ELECTION RESULTS IN FIGURES. Ohio Man W.ns, but Runs Behind the Big Rcosevelt Plurality of Four Years Ago. Taft’* Total Electoral Vote 311 Bryan’n Total Electoral Vote. ..ITS Taft’* Majority Over Bryan. . . 130 SENATE. Hepabllean 60 Democrat 33 HOUSE. Republican 220 Democrat . .171 Majority on Party Division I* 40. William Howard Taft has been elect ed President of the United States, and James S. Slierinar- Vice President, ac cording to the early returns, by a vote or 311 to 172 in the electoral college, thus giving him a clear majority over Mr. Bryan of 139. Taft lias sixty-nine more than the number required to elect, but falls short of Roosevelt's total of 336 four years ago. Taft has a plural ity of the popular vote in the entire country of about 1.000.000. against r" """"" ’ O ;V Sjgp WL wu.ijam Howard taut. Roosevelt’s 2,545,000 in 1904. The next House of Representatives is Republi can. and the Republican party will re in.tin in control of all branches of the government alter March 4 next. Of the States called doubtful or de batable in the campaign, Taft carried nearly all. His majority in New York State may reach 188.000, he carried Ohio by about 75,000, and Illinois by 175.000. Indiana was extremely close, the majority for the head of the ticket ranging from 5.000 to 15,000, according to the returns at 3 o’clock Wednesday morning. The returns indicate that the far western mountain States of Colorado and Montana have given Bryan their electoral votes, but Taft has carried Idaho. Bryan made a much better race for the presidency than he did In either of his other campaigns, gaining both in electoral and popular votes, but has made no serious inroads upon the Re publican hold oil the presidential office. He has done better in the West than in the East. In the West he lias won his own State aud other States which \vt:j for Roosevelt, but in the East he has made no headway, and the majorities against him there are almost .as large as they were In 1900. Where he did gain was in States where there were Republican factional fights or a tem perance struggle over the State ticket involving the electoral ticket as well. fluKhc* Wins by 72,000. In New York State Governor Hughes has been successful by a majority ap proximating 72.000 at the least. lie ran largely ahead up the State, and the vote for Chanler in Greater New York was much smaller than was an ticipated. while Bryan in the metropolis scarcely equaled the vote of Taft Some of the State fights were In doubt on the face of the early returns. Hughes carried New York by a major ity less than half ns great as that of the presidential candidate. The returns from Ohio nnd Indiana came in with provoking slowness, but the early figures indicated that Taft had carried Ohio by anything from 10.- 000 upward. Whether or not Governor Harris or Judson Harmon had carried Ohio for Governor could not be deter mined till the full returns were in. Early indications were that the Demo crats won the governorship, as the cities were against Harris on the tem perance issue. Indiana returns were also Indefinite, but it was believed Taft had carried the State by a small plurality, the esti mates ranging from 5.000 to 15.000. The Republican losses are somewhat heavy In the cities, due In part to the labor vote, and the early returns from SHORT NEWS NOTES. Fayette county. Ohio, voted -dry and put out of business its one saloon by a majority of 1 -TVS. John B. Jameson, president of the Fi delity Title and Trust Company of Pitts burg, and prominent in business and so cial circles, was killed by a fall from his horse. What is believed to be the only Benito deer in captivity north of tbu equator will be sent to the Washington Heights zoological garden at Wilmington. Del. The de-T was captured in th • region of perpetual snow in the Andes. The Right Rev. E. R. Atrill. bishop of the Episcopal diocese of West Missouri, asserts, in a statement made in Kansas City, that there will be a reriral of heal ing by suggestion and prayer. "The Christian scientists have done some won derful things.' be says, "bat with much unnecessary detail. \fter seeing a melodrama in which the estranged lover and sweetheart were rec onciled and a happy marriage followed. Miss Litxie Boener and George Hey ; a met in the lobby of the Kankakee (I1L) theater and forgot *r quarrel of more than a rear. They were married the next morning, and Jacob Otten. 4S years old. a wealthy Chicagoan, was jilted. RESULTS OF THE NATION AI ELECTION IN FIGURES. COMPLEXION OF CONGRESS. Representatives. Senators. States— ’ltep. Devn. Uep. Deal. Aianama 9 .. 2 Arkansas 7 .. 2 California 8 .. 2 Colorado 3 .. 2 Connecticut .... 5 .. 2 Delaware J .. 2 Florida 3 . . 2 Georgia 11 .. 2 Idaho ......... 1 . . 2 Illinois 1!> 6 2 Indiana 9 4 1 1 lowa Hi 1 2 Kansas 8 .. 2 Kentucky 1 10 1 1 Louisiana 7 .. 2 Maine 4 .. 2 Maryland 3 .. 2 Massachusetts ..11 3 2 Michigan ,12 .. 2 Minnesota 0 . . i2 Mississippi 8 J 7 2 Missouri 5 11 Jl 1 Montana 1 . . 2 Nebraska 4 2 2 Nevada 1 .. 1 1 New Hampshire. 2 .. 2 Ne* .Terse/ .... 7 2 2 New York 23 14 2 North Carolrns. . . 10 . . 2 Iwu-th Dakota 2 . . 2 Ohio 18 5 1 1 • Iklahoma 1 4 .. 2 Oregon 2 .. 1 1 Pennsylvania .. 20 6 2 Rhode Island... 1 1 2 Bomh Carolina.... 7 .. 2 8011th Dakota... 2 .. 2 Tennessee 1 0 .. 2 Texas 16 . . 2 t'tah 1 .. 2 Vermont 2 .. 2 Virginia 1 9 .. 2 Washington .... 3 .. 2 West Virginia.. 5 .. 2 Wisconsin 10 1 _• 2 Wyoming 1 .. 2 Total 220 171 60 32 rhe country districts were meager. There api>enred to be no doubt that Marshall. Democrat, had been elected Governor of Indiana, and the indica tions were that the Democrats had won control of the Legislature. While Taft carried Michigan by a majority estimated at about. 100.000. at midnight Tuesday tlie election for Gov ernor was in doubt, with Henaans (Deni.) leading Governor Warner (Itep.) by 7.000 to 10,000. Many coun try districts in which Warner expected a heavy vote had not reported. Henians broke into the Republican upper penin sula by carrying Marquette City. There were no indications of pronounced Democratic gains in the Legislature. Wisconsin has given Taft its normal Republican majority of 100.000. This is a falling off from the 150.000 of 1904, but is the usual Republican plurality. Governor .1. O. Davidson, Republican, lias Wen re-elected, hut his vote is be hind that of the head of tlie ticket, owing chiefly to the fact that he vas not indorsed by Senator La Follevte. Eight Republican Congressmen have been elected, two are in doubt, and one Democrat is elected. The legislature is Republican. In Minnesota, where there was a hit ter fight for Governor. Johnson appear 'd to have won by it small majority, ."/though Bryan was beaten in the State by considerably over (10.000 votes. This fact is thought to put Johnson in the forefront of the Democratic candi dates for the nomination four years from now. Missouri went for Bryan, and Had ley, the Republican candidate for Gov ernor. could not overcome the normal Democratic majority. The indications are that Senator Stone had succeeded in tlie primary election, thus defeat ing the ambition of Governor Folk to become United States Senator. Cninnilnn Winn In lowa. lowa has gone for Taft, but by a ma jority much reduced from that given to Roosevelt four years ago. The early returns indicated that Governor Cum mins had received a majority of the Republican vote, and will therefore lie Indicated as the choice of the Legisla ture i'nited States Senator to succeed the late William B. Allison. In Illinois incomplete returns indi cated that Taft’s plurality in the State will ,be more than 185.<XX). nnd that Governor Deneen has returned to the Sfalehouse for a second term by a mar gin of between 35,000 nnd 47.000. In Chicago a terrific slashing of tlie ticket oil the part of the “irreconcilable” ele ment in the Republican party, which lined up with the Stevenson managers on a vote-trading proposition, made Deneen run behind the head of his ticket. Stevenson captured tlie city by a margin of 6,721 votes. The majority against Deneen in Cook County, how ever, was made up in the country dis tricts in ‘.he State. New York City affords one of the greatest surprises of the election. In stead of giving Bryan the 100.000 sc confidently cl a I iihh! by Democratic man agers. Taft actually carried the me tropolis. This is the second time a Re publican candidate for President has carried New York City, McKinley hav ing a plurality of 61,000 in 1896. Four years later Bryan carried the city by 28.000. and in 1904 Parker carried it by 38.000. Two years ago Chanler carried it for Lieutenant Governor by 139.000. and this year the Democratic leaders felt sure of from !)0,000 to 110,000 for Bryan, Even tlie Republicans conced ed tbe city to Bryan by 65.000. Hearst's Independence party did not change the result in New York f-itate. but it did contribute materially to keep ing down the Bryan vote. Ilisgen poll ed upward 30.000 votes in New York City, most of which would likely have gone to Bryan. The Hearst candidate for Governor of New York. Shearn. did not get enough votes to have saved Chanler if all had been cast for him. The Hiueli-mlked-of Bryan landslide in the Wet,* dici not n.ate. ialize. Taft's piuralitie* In H inoli. Wisconsin. lowa, Minnesota. Michigan and other States of this region are much reduced from tbe Roosevelt figures of 1904. but are still comfortably large. Nebraska alone seems a sort of The new engraving plant established in Pekin for printing hank noses of the Chinese government will have William A. Grans of New York as superintend ent. With the induction of the new offieer* the annual meeting of the American As sociation of Public Accountants at At lantic City cios-cd. J. E. Sterrett of Philadelphia is president of the body. The St. Louis. Mo.. Aero Clnb sent cablegrams to the Aero Club of England suggesting^ that the 1900 ba I loon race for the James Gordon Bennett cup be trans ferred to St. Louis. Peter Mufiin. (3. was kill’d and two others were seriously injured by tbe collapse of the roundhouse roof on the Lehigh Valley railroad in Wilkesharre. Pa A number of locomotives were dam aged. Afflicted with grief because he had stolen mon<*y from his father with which to bay & bicycle, John Hlkon, aged 12, of Atlanta. Ga.. committed suicide by drinking carbolic acid. For bravery in rescuing two wounded comrades in Philippine service, S**rgt. Seth T. Weld, now stationed at Camp Atascadero, CaL. ha* been appointed sec ond lieutenant of the Philippine scoots. THE ELECTORAL VOTE. Roost*- Par- States— Taft. Bryan, velt. ker. Alabama 11 .. 11 Arkansas t* .. 9 California 10 .. 10 ~ Colorado 5 .. 5 ~ Connecticut .7 .. 7 Delaware 3 .. . S Florida 5 .. 5 Georgia 13 . . 13 Idaho 3 .. 3 Illinois 27 .. 27 Indiana 13 .. 15 lowa 13 .. 13 Kansas 10 . . 10 Kentucky 13 .. 13 Dxilsiana 9 .. 9 Maine 6 .. 6 Maryland 8 .. 1 7 Massachusetts ..16 .. It? Michigan 14 .. 14 Minnesota 11 .. 11 Mississippi 10 . . 10 Missouri 18 13 Montana 33 Nelrf-aska 8 8 Nevada 33 .. New Hampshire. 4 .. 4 New Jersey ....12 .. 12 New York .... 39 39 North Carolina.. .. 12 .. 12 North Dakota... 4 .. 4 Ohio 23 . . 23 Oklahoma 7 Oregon 4 .. 4 .. Pennsylvania .. 34 .. 34 Rhode Island ... 4 .. 4 South Carolina.. .. 9 .. 9 South Dakota ~ 4 . . 4 Tennessee 12 .. 12 Texas IS .. 18 I'tah 3 . 3 Vermont 4 . . 4 Virginia 12 . . 12 Washington .... 3 ~ 5 West Virginia.. 7 .. 7 Wise on-,iu 13 .. 13 Wyoming 3 .. 3 Total 311 172 336 140 Democratic island in tbe Western Re publican sea. Bryan’a plurality in his home State being estimated nt B,(HX). There are no breaks In the Solid South, Missouri. Kentucky. Tennessee, North Carolina and other States in which some thought Taft liml a chance, returning about the normal Democratic pluralities. The New Congrrm. William Howard Taft will have a Republican majority in the House of Representatives. Early returns indi cated that the majority will be slight ly increased, unless some unexpected changes are made by later returns from districts supposed to Ik* Republican. In the last Congress the Republicans had JAMES S. SHERMAN. a majority of 37. Joseph G. Cannon was elected in his Illinois district, and he will undoubtedly be elected Speaker if he lives until the organization of the new House. There will be many familiar faces in the next Congress, including Speaker Cannon and his chief lieutenants, Messrs. I’ayne, Dalzell. Tawuey. Bur ton of Ohio, McCall of Massachusetts, and Bnrtholdt of Missouri! There was especially vigorous opposition to Messrs. Cannon, Tawney anil Dalzell. On the Democratic side Champ Clark ,u<l Mr. Do Arniond of Missouri, Clayton of Alabama, Rainey of Illinois, Ollle James of Kentucky, Ransdell of Lou isiana. and Francis Burton Harrison and Fitzgerald of New York are all re turned. Delaware will send a now Re publican, Mr. Ileald. in place of Rep resentative Burton; Georgia anew Dem ocrat In the person of Mr. Hughes, in the place of Mr. Lewis, and Illinois. James M. Graham. Democrat, in place of Mr. Caldwell, Democrat; Francis Dodge, Republican, comes from Michi gan in place of Mr. Barragh, while Clarence I. Miller. Republican, will oc cupy the seat of Adam Rede. All the prominent members of the last House who were candidates for re election were returned. The Senate will show a slight fall ing off on' the Republicans, there be ing indicated a Republican member ship of 39. with 33 Democrats, which means a Republican majority In the upper house of Congress of 26. While In the end the results bore out the predictions which had been made by tbe Republican managers, there were a host of surprises. In New York the most hopeful expectations of (he Republican campaign managers were surpassed. In Massachusetts tlie Democrats were defeated by a plural ity of 129,000. while In New Jersey they had a margin of 85.000. a gain of more than 5.000 in excess of the vote for President Roosevelt four years ago. But after this has been said the re turns reveal a merciless slaughter of the vote piled up by Roosev/f and Fairbanks in the last campaign. Penn sylvania. Michigan. Illinois. Kansas, Wisconsin. Minnesota. Ohio, and In diana each contributed its share to the onslaught on the R ‘publican total of four years ago.so that white the party Las succeeded in giving its candidate a comfortable majority In the electoral college, the popular vote has been whittled down in amazing proportions. England’s pottery market has one of its best eustomers in the United States. The British output is about $30,000,000 zu anally and 40 per cent of tfii* come* to America. Six persons were instantly Wiled and two others injured hy tbe explosion of dynamite at the Ingicside limestone quar ry. ixten miles northwest of Fort Col li::*. Colo. lie Volf Hopper >Tn!orarily dosed his season ii. “What Happened Then” in Philadelphia when informed by a pbysi • •inii of s-rknu' in. tries likely to r-*>ult from hi* recent fall on the stage. A world eo-oa trust is being organized in tbe countries producing that article, ac cording to a report from Consul General Anderson a* Rio d<* Janeiro to the gov ernment at lYashingtoo. Fluctuations ia prices are given a* the chief cause. Of tbe young rn-n and boy* to visit tbe Children's Aid Society in New York last year. 1.272 enlisted in the army or navy, according to C. Loring Brace, secretary of tbe society. Joseph H. Pitts of the New York board of education, who went to London to study English educational methods, has returned enthusiastic over tbe data gives GAY LIFE BANKS' DEATH. “Great White Way” Declared CauM of Epidemic of Failures. Gotham's Rialto —that portion of the white light district of Broadway which begins somewhere along 24th street and erds somewhere the other side of Long Acre -Square—came in for a castigation at the hands of Edward P. . loxey, ex pert bank examiner ior the United States Department of Justice. Mr. Moxey's business is to flit about the country and peer unexpectedly over shoulders of cashiers of national hanks here and there in order to find out If their cash balances are all right. Mr. Moxey recently found a number of these gentlemen with cash balam-ea all wrong and put them in the peniten tiary. “You mean the ‘Broadway,* New York?” he was asked when he sad said New York was the couse of it all. “I nwan the ‘Broadway,’ New York," he answered, quietly. "I mean the gor geous hotels and restaurants, the liars, gambling houses, the myriad of thea ters, palatial apartment houses, turning night into day. I mean the flood of money in New York upon which this life is borne along, the craving for vast incomes by which alone such a life can be lived. “To say that even a bare majority of the tens of thousands of men who nightly swell the crowd of amusement crazed spenders, who live in $7,000 apartments and whose touring cars con gest the streets, are doing this with money which is honestly theirs is ab surd. They are not earning this mon ey;, they are either juggling other peo ple's cash or they art* gambling with their own. “When you can go Into a restaurant at 2 o'clock In the morning and behold SOO,OOO worth of women's gowns at the tables and $3,000 worth of food in pro cess of consumption, something is wrong. And when you observe S7O.<X)O worth of automobiles waiting to take this one supper crowd to their homes— or elsewhere—you may be sure there is queer bookkeeping somewhere." “It is not only this sort of life in New York but in a more- sinister way the sight and example of it which are bringing about a degradation of sense of common honesty throughout the country. That American asset, the ‘New England conscience,’ has become an ob ject of jest. And, us I said, New York is to blame. “The young banker and business man of the smaller community comes to New York. He is taken in hand by his busi ness acquaintances here and shown about town. His hosts spend money on a scale which dazzles him. “lie wonders liow his fr'ends manage to share in this prodigality, and bit by hit he finds out. They toll him funny stories of transactions, which, reduced to a proper financial analysis, arc defal cations pure and simple, or at best plain gambling. ‘Everybody does It,’ they say; ‘it’s a part of the game,’ and back to his home town goes the young banker filled with dreams of sudden wealth and all the gay life that goes with it. “Too often this person starts to lead a gay life before he lias got the sudden wealth. He sees the rich customer of his bank riding up to the door with a big deposit or to get a letter of credit for a trip abroad. Perhaps, he tells himself, it Isn’t the customer’s money at all. Why, then, shouldn’t lie manipu late it for his own gain? Why isn’t It anybody’s to play with who can get Ills bands on it? The life he has seen and the methods he has learned are de stroying his sense of property. “IJe is somehow getting it into his head that this money placed in his keeping is a sort of common proiierty, nnd that as long ns lie can keep his books looking technically right he may juggle with it for the benefit of his own personal pocket. He really comes to believe, seriously, that this Is so.” WOMAN A COOK. NOT A VOTER. Falconio Says She Should Get Busy with Home and Children. “To be able to mind her own tuwjjiess nnd get -busy,” is the panacea, some what briefly nnd laconically expressed, for the restlessness and disquietude of American women, according to his ex cellency, Mgr. Diomede Falcono, apos tolic delegate to the United States, ex pressed at Archbishop Glennon’s resi dence ia St. Louis. “Do you think the modern woman would be happier were she to become more of a factor, politically and pub licly, In order that she may rear better statesmen and men of affaire?” “I think she should attend to her husband’s home and take care of her children and see that their dinner is well cooked. If she will see to her own business and be busy in her house she will be happy.” Prohibition Cuts Arrmts. At the recent meeting of the League of American Municipalities, Mayor Joyner of Atlanta gave figure* from the court and police records of that city, showing a falling off of more than TO per cent in the number of arrests for drunkenness and misdemeanors attributable to drink since the establishment of prohibition. Doctors Tentlntc Condemned Food. It has just been learned that a most exhaustive study of the effects of the use of deadly ackia in the preservation of canned foods has been going on in New York City for tlie past four months. Tnree physician* and an expert chemist have subjected themselves to experiment* soon to be made public. The men are Doctors Luca*. Ringer and Harvey nnd Chemist Edward O’Brien. They have each taken 00 grains of the mti'-h-talked of benzoic acid, yet *how practically no ill effects so far. A Novel Mercantile Method. In the big new skyscraper of the Wana tn&ker department store at New York the fall season has been inaugurated with an elaborate exhibit called “the house palatial ” which is attracting thousand* of sightseers. Eight entire stories are devoted to a display of the interior fur nishings of modern homes of the well to-do. But tbe particular feature of it is a complete reproduction of the home of a millionaire, in w-iiich each room is ar ranged jtist as would be fo living, and each represents a different period or style of decoration. Mrs. Frances Folsom ('leveland, widow of Grover Cleveland, was a witness in New York before the grand jury which is investigating the authenticity of an anti-Bryan manuscript alleged to have been wri*ten by Mr. Cleveland and print ed a* such To prove his assertion that vaccina tion is useless to prevent smallpox, Dr. Rudolph Strsiube of Philadelphia chal lenged Dr. Satnnel Dixon, head of tbe State health department, to spend a night ia bed with him with a smallpox patient lying between them. THE WEEKLY 1519—The Spaniards under Cortez en tered the strong aud populous city of Choiula. 16S3—The colonial charter of Massachu setts was annulled by the British government. 1692—The British government took away William Penn’s proprietary rights in Pennsylvania. 1701—Philadelphia first charter-id by Willimu Penn, 1774—Brig Peggy Stewart and its cargo of tea destroyed by the patriots at Annapolis, Md The first Ameri can Congress, having finished its de liberations. adjourned. .. .The pro vincial congress of Massachusetts de termined to enlist men for the de fense of the province, for the first time, under the name ci Minute Men. ISO5 —British transport Aeneas wrecked off Newfoundland, with a loss of 340 men. 1807—Russia declared war against Great Britain. 1812—Russians rp-entered Moscow fol lowing tlie evacuation of the city by the French. ISI3 —Commodore Perry, accompanied by Gen. Harrison and Gen. Gaines. arriviJ in Erie and was received with great enthusiasm.... United States frigate Congress captured m.d destroyed the BrUish ship Rose. 1814—British ship Bulwark captured (he American privateer Harlequin, 10 guns, 115 men. 1825 Final completion of the Erie canal celebrated at Albany. 1826 First daily paper issued in Roch ester, N. 1. 1842—Completion of the Crotor. water works celebrated in New York. 1844—Boiler explosion on the Ohio river steamer Lucy Walker at New Al bany killed more than fifty persona. 1850—The Northwest Passage discovered by Captain McClure of the lnvea'i gp tor. ... First national convention of the Woman's Suffrage party met iu Worcester, Mass. 1854 Remains of Sir John Franklin's exploring party discovered near Great Fish River Buck, in the Arctic ocean. 1855 Grand Trunk railway opened to Brockville, Ontario. 1804—Petroleum discoveries made in Monroe county, Michigan. 1800—Twenty-five hundred houses de stroyed ly lire in the French quar ter of Quebec. ... Dedication of the Stonewall Jackson cemetery at Win chester, Ya. 1868—Shook of earthquake felt at San Francisco. 1874—Episcopal conference in session in New York adopted a resolution op posing ritualism iu the church ser vice. 1878—The Hon. Simon Hugh Holmes be es me Premier of Nova Scotia. 1883 — The Marquis of Lsnsdowne as sumed office ns governor general of Canada. 1884 — Republicans carried the State aud congressional elections in Ohio. ISS7—Queen Victoria Eugenie of Spain born. 1891—Phillips Brooks consecrated bishop of Massachusetts. 1901—The ship Perseverance, with four teen men, lost in the Arctic region. 1904 Episcopal bishops agreed upon di vorce canon which permits remar riage of innocent parties. 1905 President Roosevelt visited North Carolina... .President Roosevelt vis ited Birmingham, Ala. 1907- Knickerbocker Trust Company of New York suspended payment. TRADE AND INDUSTRY. Minneapolis has in sight a million-dot lar gns plant, through which it is pro posal to reduce the price if gas from $1 to 80 cents a thousand. It is expected by Land Commissioner Dokken, of South Dakota, that he will dispose of 5,000 acres of the State build ing lands in Meade County this fall. The reduction of creamery butter in Minnesota increased 9,000,000 pounds in four years and now reaches the total of 87,044,817 pounds for the year 1907. Charles W. Morse, organizer and pro moter of the American Ice Company ami the Consolidated Steamship Company, and who until the panic of a year ago Controlled several tanks in New York, is facing a jury in the criminal branch of the United States Circuit Court on tbe charge of illegal banking in connection with tbe failure of the Bank of North America. The record for Septem'.ier of the Min nesota Bureau of Grain Inspection broke a record, tlie number of car* inspected boil,;, almost double the number inspect ed in September last year. The figures ■how tbe total number of cars inspected at 23,705, while the number for die cor responding time last year was 12,570 cars. The largest individual day was Sept. 20, when 1.200 car* wer<- in-; t-d. The de partment attributes the excellent record to the good roads of the country this year, early movements of grain and top market price*. A great improvement in the handling of live atoric at the South St. Paul mar ket will be effected through the organiza tion of the St. Paul Bridge and Ter minal Railway Company, articles of in corporation for which were filed with the Secretary of State. The company propose*, ttiroujrh the construction of two and one-half miles of railway, including a steel draw bridge, to more than cut in two the eleven-mile hauj now neces sary to reach the Union stock yard* from tbe terminal at Dayton’s Bluff, and there by save 70 per cent of tin- time consumed in handling live stock from terminal to yard*. Canadian emigration official* at Em erson intercepted a party of machinists, car repairer* and D>t!erroßker* at tbe bonndary and refused them admittance, turning them baik to the State*. Honrs if the men had written contracts to work with the Canadian Pacific Railroad, con trary to the alien labor law. Eighteen hundred bushels of oat* and a large quantity of bay vere destroyed in a fire which broke out in tbe barn on Mr. Hinitb’a farm at Western. Mina. Six borne* which were in tbe barn wbea the conflagration began perished in tbe flames, all effort* to rescue them being ineffectual. The origin of the fire is Ml known.