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R. B. THAYER, PubUstar. WAUSAU, - - WISCONSIN SUMMARY OF THE MOST IMPORTANT NEWS. Sunday. Steamship burned near Aomori, Jap an, and 149 Japanese perished. Taft took his wife to new summer home in Beverly, Mass., where sea air is expected to benefit her. Nineteen dead, 427 injured in Uni ted States as result of Fourth of July celebration; fire loss $69,200; only sev en hurt in Chicago. Southern Democrats in Congress asked President to interfere in ap pointment of negroes to take census in white homes south cf Mason and Dix on’s line. Monday. Man and woman at South Bend went to their death over dam, man smoking cigarette, both smiling. President Taft made speech at two hundred and fiftieth anniversary cele bration of Norwich, Conn. Balloonist at Portland, Maine, mis took “Fourth” firing for signal to drop; cut loose too soon and was killed. American troops surrounded and slew noted Filipino bandit, Jikiri, practically ending outlawry in Jolo province. Forty-four persons killed; 2,361 in jured, and fire loss of $724,515 marked passing of Fourth in United States; one killed, 47 hurt in Chicago. Arthur G. Laugham, former presi dent of the Provident Life Assurance Company of New York, was killed by a giant firecracker at Louisville, Ky. Tuesday. Atlanta, Ga., young woman who got divorce from ■ chauffeur believes she was drugged before she wed. Middle West sentiment compelled Senate in committee of whole to make numerous trims in tariff schedule. Personal property assessments of New York millionaires computed, An drew Carnegie and Mrs. Russeli Sage heading the list. President Taft and Ambassadors Jusserand and Bryce, participating in the celebration of the discovery of Lake Champlain, urged world-wide peace. Colonel William F. Tucker, divorced In Chicago a week before from Gen eral Logan’s only daughter, married ‘‘the woman in the case,” Mrs. Myrtle Platt, it was reported from Detroit. Wednesday. While Senate sweltered and listened to charges of insurgents real ratemak ers of two houses were adjusting tariff differences. President Taft, in speech at Yale, warned Republican party it will be relegated to second place if pledges are not kept. Mayor McClellan’s decision rapping Commissioner Bingham, and ordering the dismissal of tv/o men in the Duffy case, was made public in New York. Thursday. Orville Wright made three success ful flights at Fort Meyer. President Taft warned Congress that corporation tax amendment must be passed. Lieutenant Colonel Sir William Wyl lie and Dr. Calas Lalcaca were victims of a double assassination of a political character in London. American Sugar Refining Company, its president, five directors and two other individuals were indicted in New York, charged with conspiracy. Mayor McClellan ousted General Bingham from police commissioner ship of New York. The mayor charg ed that Bingham’s secretary endeavor ed to besmirch the character of Justice Gaynor. Friday. Sir Arthur Cowell-Stepney found dead in railway station at Yuma, Ariz. Twenty men killed by landslide dur ing construction of great dock in Eng land. Woman caught in cave-in of Swiss railway tunnel lived ten days without food or drink. Training ship Dorothea was trans ferred to the Ohio naval militia after a war of words between Commander Haskins of Ohio and Captain Purdy of Illinois. The Senate in committee of the whole kept promise of Taft by passing corporation tax amendment; cummins- Bailey compromise income tax meas ure beaten. Saturday. Reports show that the steel trade throughout the country continues to improve rapidly. J. W. Christie, a farmer living near Aberdeen. S. D., his wife, daughter Mildred, aged 18 years, and a farm hand were murdered by a tramp. High court in Tennessee saved “night riders" from death by granting condemned men anew trial. Harriman ordered his railroad offi cials to glean hints on traffic condi tions from traveling salesmen. A memorial to the founder of the G. A. R.. Major B. F. Stephenson of Illi nois. was unveiled at Washington. Soaring in balloon over Seattle ex position. coupl* were wedded by wire less with minister and operator sta tioned on ground below*. TELEGRAPHIC BREVITIES Count Alexander Torok, an attache of the Austria-Hungarian embassy, was injured in Washington while boarding a street car. Wireless apparatus on merchant ves eels is blamed for interruption to gov ernment messages between Seattle and Nome. Alaska. By the arrest of Cho Wong Dock at Portland. Ore., Immigration Inspector Barbour believes he has unearthed an organized band that has smuggled Chi nese into this country. A committee of the trustees and fel lows of Brown University has repo-T --ed in favor of abolishing the denomi national requirements for the school. Articles of incorporation were filed in Los Angeles for a sSO.ooo, ( >eo gas and electric company, which is de signed to control al! the gas and light ing plants in Southern California. With the return of to the armored cruisers Tonne- v? and Wash ington ot the Pacific fleet all the ma rines removed from the ships of th* navy by order of President Roosevelt will have been restored. SUFFRAGISTS PICK ANNA SHAW. Minister Elected President of Na tional Association at Seattle. The national convention of the Na tional Woman Suffrage Association in Sea-tie elected the following officers: President—Rev. Anna H. Shaw, Moylan, Pa. First Vice President—Mrs. Rachel Foster Avery, Swarthmore, Pa. Second Vice President—Mrs. Flor ence Kelley, New York. Corresponding Secretary—Miss Kate M. Gordon, New Orleans. Recording Secretary—Mrs. Ella S. Stewart, Chicago. Treasurer—Mrs. Harriet Taylor Up ton. Warren, O. First Auditor—Miss Laura Clay, Lexington, Ky. Second Auditor—Miss Alice Stone Blackwell, Boston. Secretary Gordon accepted re-elec tion unwillingly, w-ith the understand ing that she might resign after a few months. The national leaders hope that Prof. Frances Squire Potter may be induced to leave the University of Minnesota and give all her time to the office of corresponding secretary at the New York headquarters to be es tablished. BRIDE AND GROOM DIE. Identity of Couple Drowned at Sontli Be .id In Revealed. Death in a suicide compact in the river at South Bend, Ind., ended a two day honeymoon and terminated the romance of Herman Lindemann and his bride, formerly Eleanor Zister, both of Chicago. The two were mar ried Saturday at St. Joseph, Mich., by a justice. They rode to death in the St. Joseph river over the dam at South Bend. Those who saw the boat go over the rapids declare the two must have died in a suicide compact. As the boat shot over the dam Linde mann arose in the bow of the frail rowboat, smiling at the horror-strick en crowd which shouted a warning from the shore, puffed twice on a ciga rette, and then, as the boat went over the dam, clasped his bride in his arms and sank from sight. Discovery of the young man’s identity came when search was made at the Crescent Ho tel, where Lindemann and his bride had registered Monday. Chicago ad dresses of the two were found in cloth ing left in their rooms. HUMORIST OF HOUSE DEAD. Francis Cushman Expire, ia Hospi tal at New York. Francis W. Cushman, representative in Congress from Tacoma, Wash., died at 5 o’clock Tuesday morning in Roose velt hospital, New York, from pneu monia. At his bedside at the time were, besides the , doctors and nurses, United States Senator Samuel H. Piles of Washington and Andrew S. Bur leigh of New York City, a lifelong friend. Congressman Cushman under went an operation a short time ago ind pneumonia resulted. The body will be sent to Washington. TO BUILD 10,642-FOOT CAUSEWAY Galveston Will Spend $1,232,000 to Link Iklhiml and Main Land. Announcement is made that Galves ton County, Tex., has let contracts for the construction of a causeway con necting Galveston island and the main land of Texas in a permanent struc ture 10,642 feet long. This work is re garded as equal in importance to that of the sea wall. The contract calls for 8,170 feet of direct roadway fill and for 2,472 feet of concrete arch bridge, aggregating in cost $1,232,000. Hying Man Lie* to Save Wife. Mrs. Mary Rice, whose husband, John Rice, died Thursday night from the effects of two bullet wounds, con fessed to the Cincinnati police that the ante-mortem statement of her husband that he shot himself was false, and said that she fired the shots which caused his death. Policeman Shot Aiding Comrade, While running to the aid of a fellow policeman who was fired upon by one of two men whom they had trailed to an alley because of their suspicious actions, Walter Gideon was fatally shot in Philadelphia. The bullet pen etrated above his heart. Ohio Centenarian I* Killed. James Tucker, 100 years old, was killed at the Champaign County In firmary, Bellefontaine, 0„ when a blind man ran against him and knocked him down. His wife is nearly a hurdred. The couple were married seventy-five years ago. Furnace Door Crashes Two. Two Hungarians, Mike Orendt and Sizka Mutch, were kiiied at the plant of the Youngstown (O.) Sheet and Tube Company by a heavy door of a furnace they were dismantling falling on them. Incendiary Fire Kills Five. Mrs. M. Lecumber and her four chil dren were burned to death by an in cendiary fire in the night. The wom an managed a boarding house at a mining camp near New Idria, Cal. . T. L. McWhinney, Writer, Dead. T. L. MeWhinney, a well-known writer, speaker and minister of the Christian church, died in Yellow Springs. Ohio. He was chancellor of Defiance College. M;>l> lj nphe I nknonn \r Kro , An unknown negro was lynched at Barwick. Ga. The negro was found hiding under a bed in the home of a white family. A mob gathered, took him out of the house, and hanged him. Fifty Saved from a Hotel Fire. The Hotel Ruisseaumont, one of the largest hotels in Lake Placid. X. Y., was burned. Some of the fifty guests narrowly escaped death and were rescued with difficulty. One man was burned probably fatally. 812.1.000 Fire in Grain Field. Fire swept over 6,000 acres of grain on several ranches near San Fernando. The loss is $125,000. Great fields of barley and wheat on the Ludlow. Workman and Daniel and Sexton ranches were laid waste. Kap Head; Rod)' Turns Black. Los Angeles hospital surgeons have a puzzling case on their hands in Joseph Peron, who was injured in the Redondo swimming pool, and whose body is turning black. Peron hi: his head on the bottom of the tank in a fall from the chute. Bl:m Cannon Fuaci Blind Now. Wesley Clark. 15, of Belieiontaine, Ohio, thought the fuse of his toy can r.cn was cut. He got down to blow it, t : e < nr.ncn exploded in his face and powder burns will destroy his sight. NEW QUAKE SHAKES THE ISLAND OF SICILY Shocks in Messina Crumble Walls and Drive Out Many in State of Panic. ROAR LIKE THE ROOM OF GUNS Soma of the Tremblings More Severe than Those of Disaster of December 28. Sicily was the scene Thursday of another earthquake disaster which, iu Messina at least, completed the de struction ,wrought by the shocks of Dec. 28, in which tens of thousands of lives were lost. The instruments at the observatory registered a total of ten shocks of varying severity since 7:20 o'clock Thursday morning. Eight shocks were felt during the night. News that has come in there from the provinces shows that damage has been wrought there, but it is as yet impossible cor rectly to estimate the extent of the losses. The shocks both at Messina and at Reggio created a great panic among the people of these two cities. Houses Full; People la Flight. Walls of houses not completely de molished in the visitation of last win ter were shaken down, and the inhab itants of the towns rushed from the streets toward the open country, A woman and a child caught under the wreckage sustained serious injury, the woman subsequently dying. The earth quakes have been becoming more in tense recently, and Wednesday night they were sufficiently severe to cause alarm. The shocks of Thursday morning were undulating and vertical, and ac companied by deep roaring sounds. The first one was followed by an ex plosion like the roar of cannon and lasted between eight and ten seconds. It is said that this quake was of great er severity than the fatal one of the night of Dec. 28. The wooden houses and huts erected for the accommoda tion of the people seemed to be thrown from one side to another. Cries filled the air as the people fled into the road. As on the night of Dec. 28, the first shock was followed by a circular move ment of the ground. Five minutes later there came another quake, ac companied by further roarings. This completed the destruction. The re mains of wrecked houses collapsed and the entire district was covered by a dense cloud of dust. Recalls I.nt Winter'* Vphenvnl. News of the latest shock in Mes sina brings vividly to mind the disas ter of last December. Positive knowl edge of the number of persons killed and the damage done to property was never obtained. It is known for cer tain that the dead exceeded 100,000, while scores of cities and towns in Calabria and Sicily were left in ruins. SPURNS H. H. ROGERS’ FORTUNE. Blacksmith Brother of Late Million aire Wunta None of Money. "I do not want a penny of my broth sr’s money,” declared Edward Rogers, blacksmith and brother of the late Henry H. Rogers, of Standard Oil mil lions. A number of letters have been Bent to Rogers by his brother’s attor neys which Rogers has refused to take out of the postoffice. Rogers, who has been running a blacksmith shop at Watonga, Okla., for a number of years, has felt very bitter toward Henry H. Rogers. The estrangement dates ten years back, and occurred while Henry Rogers was ou a visit to his brother’s home. Ed Rogers was not at home at ihe time. The blacksmith’s sou asked Henry Rogers for a loan for his fa ther, which was refused. This angered Ed Rogers, and he swore that his brother should never set foot in his home again. Rogers says he has been offered a government job at Fort Sill at S9O a month, with sls a month for rations, and will probably take it. FIGHT FOR THE PENNANTS. Standing: of Club* in the Principal Base Ball I,engines. NATIONAL LEAGUE. W. L. W. L. Pittsburg .47 IS Philadel’a .29 35 Chicago ...40 24 St. Louis ..26 37 New York .38 23* Brooklyn ..22 42 Cincinnati .35 32 Boston 19 45 AMERICAN LEAGUE. W. L. W. L. Detroit 46 23 New York .31 35 Philadel’a .41 26 Chicago 27 38 Boston 39 30 St. Louis ..26 41 Cleveland .36 31 Wash’gton .22 44 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. W. L. W. L. Milw’kee ..42 34 Louisville .38 38 Minn’polis .42 36 Kan. City .34 37 Ind'polis ..40 37 St. Paul ...33 37 Columbus .40 38 Toledo 32 43 Sentences Mnn to Wheat Field. John Cunningham, a negro, was fined SIOO and sentenced in Hutchin son. Kan., to six months in jail for “bootlegging." In answer to the nu merous demands for harvest hands. Judge Campbell decided to parole Cun ningham and allow him to work his fine out in the wheat fields. Jail Term for Millionaire. According to a decision rendered by the Supreme Court of California. Will iam B. Bradbury, a millionaire, must serve one year for perjury. Bradbury was sentenced for giving false testi mony in a suit involving some land in a trial in Marin County. Two Hnrt by Blank Catridge. George Hill. 10 years old. was shot through the hand with the wad from a blank cartridge in Kansas City. Mrs. William Sharp. 26, was injured in a similar manner. Killed in Train Collision. In a collision between Wabash freight and passenger trains at Missou ri City, Eng'neeer David Parrish was killed and three passengers were in jured. Arrests Youth and Is Killed. While on his way to the magistrate’s office with Frank Cahill, 15 years old. Policeman William Orrison. Jr., of Brunswick, Md.. was intercepted by friends of the lad and was killed by a blow on the side of his head with a club. —Chicago Journal. J 9 REPORTED DEAD IN TORNADO. Scores Injured and Many Buildings Wrecked Near Niles, N. D. Scores of persons were injured and farm buildings within a radius of six teen miles were destroyed by a series of tornadoes which swept over Niles. Benson County, N. D., Tuesday even ing. Unconfirmed reports from Leeds say eight persons were killed and a report was received from Minnewau kon that one woman was killed and a number were injured, and that the town was destroyed. These reports cannot be verified, a c wires are down. The twisters followed at intervals of a few minutes. Between twenty and thirty farmhouses are wrecks and fif ty telegraph poles are snapped off. The six members of the family of Erick Urness, near Niles, were injured and Mrs. Urness may not live. The yonng est child was found wrapped up in a bundle of barbed wire. DEATH RIDES RAIL WITH 663. In Three Months 2,084 Train* Col lide and $1,847,202 I* Damage. An increase of 344 in the total of railroad casualties, but a decrease of sixty-five in the total of persons killed, as compared with the figures for the corresponding quarter last year is shown for the months of January, Feb ruary and March, 1909, by accident bulletin No. 31, issued by the inter state commerce commission in Wash ington, D. C. During the months named 663 persons were killed and 15,122 injured.’ The number of collis ions was 1,042 and there were 1,242 derailments. Of these 168 collisions and 145 derailments affected passenger trains. The damage done by these ac cidents aggregated $1,847,202. Theodore Roosevelt has gone to So tik to resume hunting. Dr. Theodore Barth, the leader of one of the radical parties in the Ger man reichstag. is dead. King Alfonso of Spain, while play ing polo, fell from his horse. His ankle was sprained severely. The Venezuelan Government has purchased the American steamers Nan ticoke and Dispatch for government service on Lake Maracaibo, where they will compete with the private com pany which was granted a monopoly by Castro when he was President. In the old college town of Cam bridge, England, scientists from all parts of the world gathered to take part in the three days’ celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, the great evolutionist. There were 235 universities and learn ed bodies represented, thirty of which were American. The gift of all Amer ica was a bust of Darwin. In the British parliament Sir John Barlow, a Liberal member of the House of Commons, and a well known merchant, startled the country with the sensational suggestion that the Germans have established a depot of arms containing 50.000 Mauser rifles, in the center of London, together with 7,500.000 rounds of ammunition for the use of 66.000 trained German sol diers now employed in various capaci ties in England. Thirteen additional men have been hanged in public in Constantinople, having previously been found guilty of complicity in the revolutionary out break of April 13. Acting on representations made by Henry P. Fletcher, charge d’affaires of the American legation. China has agreed not to ratify the foreign loan of $27,500,000 from British and Ger man and French bankers for the con struction of the Hankow-Sze-Chuen Railroad. New arrangements will be made whereby American bankers may participate. In Germany a nasty controversy, which has already involved most of the high military officers and the em peror. has arisen over the question of which is the better adapted for army use. rigid or flexible airships. The Belgian people have been fur ther angered against King Leopold by the report that he is planning the pri vate sale of the entire furnishings of the palace at Brussels, preparatory to his abdication and retirement to Paris. Color is given to this report by the fact that an inventory of the palace i a in progress. IT’B TERRIBLY HOT IN THE SENATE CHAMBER. SENATE VOTE ON TARIFF. Vote to adopt corporation tax: Yeas, 60; nays, 11. Vote to substitute cqrporation tax for income tax: Yeas, 45; nays, 31. Vote to exempt educational, charita ble and religious corporations from provisions of tax: Yeas, 32; nays, 42. Vote exempting bonds from taxa tion: Yeas, 41; nays, 34. Following is a synopsis of the chief provisions of the corporation tax: Levies 2 per cent tax on net earnings of all corporations in the United States when the earnings are in excess of $5,- 000 a year, that amount being exempt. Requires all corporations, no matter how large or small their earnings may be. to make reports to the government annually, fully setting forth character of business, capital employed and the full amount of net earnings. All reports thus furnished the gov ernment will be regarded as confiden tial, unless there is reason to believe that deception is being practiced to escape taxation. Federal investigation of books will be made whenever there is reason to believe false reports are being made. Penalties are provided for the fur nishing of false reports. All of the machinery relating to the collection, remission and refund of in ternal revenue taxes is made applic able to the corporation tax, and the responsibility for the enforcement of the proposed law rests with the com missioner of internal revenue in the same manner as other taxes. Every latitude is given to concerns subject to the tax for the exemption of expenses, cost of maintenance, the depreciation of property, debt3 and the interest thereon. Bonds of all corporations, when is sued in amounts less than the total stock issue, are expressly exempted from taxation. ONE KILLED, FOUR HURT IN AUTO Machine Overturn* at the Curb When It la Shifted to Avoid Man. Thomas B. McEnroe, a New York policeman, w r as killed instantly and four other men were injured, one fa tally, when an automobile in which they were riding was overturned while on the way to Coney Island. The car had been borrowed for tin trip by George Olney. It was going at high speed, when a passenger stepped from a trolley car directly in front of it. A sudden twist of the steering wheel to avoid hitting the passenger sent the automobile skidding against a curb, the car was overturned and its occu pants thrown out or pinned under it. Olney disappeared after the crash. VICTIM OF SOLDIER DEAD. Cnptnln John C- Raymond, Shot by Corporal Succumbs to Wounds. Captain John C. Raymond of the Second Cavalry, Fort Des Moines, died Thursday after lingering between life and death since he was shot by Cor poral Lisle Crabtree at the army post there three weeks ago. The shooting followed a reprimand given Crabtree for staying in the city longer than the time allowed him. Sergeant James Washburn and Corporal Such, who were shot at the same time, recovered. Crabtree is in the guardhouse at Fort Des Moines. Hurls Bomb at Crowd. A dynamite bomb thrown into the midst of a crowd surrounding a street vender in Woonsocket, R. 1., injured nine persons, one of whom will die. The bomb thrower was not arrested and the cause of the throwing of the missile is a mystery. Woman Slain: Htmband Held. The mutilated body of Mrs. James Lucas, of Elm Grove, W. Va., was found in a creek. The woman's hus band and three other men are being detained by the police pending an in vestigation. ABli-Clgarrtte Law Jolted. The new Washington State law for bidding cigarette smoking was jolted hard when Police Judge Mann of Spo kane, dismissed two prisoners, holding that the statute does not state what a cigarette is. Girl Killed by a Mower. While driving his harvester through bis fields near Ural, Okla., John Nich ols. a well-to-do fanner, ran over his little daughter, killing her Instantly. The child had walked into the wheat and fallen asleep. Not until the fa ther had driven twice around the field did he discover the child's body. St. Louts Heat Kills Three. Three deaths, due to heat, first of the present hot spell, have been reported in St. Louis. Five other persons were prostrated. FOURTH’S DEATH TOLL SMALLER Saner Celebration Brings Twelve Less Fatalities than in 1908. More rigid laws and the growth of public sentiment for a sane celebra tion of the Fourth have had their re sult all over the country in reducing the number of killed and wounded in the annual holiday. Full returns of the two-day celebra tion this year show a falling off in the number of killed of twelve from the record of 1908. There were forty four fatalities reported at 2 o’clock Tuesday morning, as against fifty-six at the same time last year. A more careful enumeration of the accidents by the police of the larger cities and the extending of the count to the smaller towns caused an appar ent increase in the list of injured. Figures showed 2,361 injured through out the country, as against 1,899 in 1908. There also was an increase in the Are losses caused by the celebration this year, the total reported being $734,575, as against $257,960 in 1908. The greater part of this increase in the loss is accounted for, however, by a single fire in Spokane, Wash., which destroyed property to the value of $350,000. FROZEN IN ICE PLANT. Ohioan Enters Cold Storage Room from Son—Shock Kills. Frozen to death in his own ice plant was the fate of Morris Grosh, 48 years old, of Lockland, Ohio. Grosh had been working outside his plant and the heat, which was over 100 degrees, became unbearable. He walked into the engine room and later into a cold storage room. The sudden change in temperature was too great a shock. He fell to the floor of the room and was found dead two hours later. A physician was called and pronounced him frozen to death. Daily racing for New York is now practically assured. The St. Paul ball team is to have the finest park in the American league. Arthur Reuber has been elected ath letic director and coach of the North Dakota Agricultural College. Belenti, the Carlisle Indian who was tried out by the Athletics and turned over to Kelly, has joined the St. Paul ball team. Johnny Coulon, bantam champion, and the veteran trainer, George Sid dels, have gone to Fox Lake, Wis., for the summer. Jimmie Kelly, a familiar figure in boxing circles and widely known as a trainer and handler of pugilists, died suddenly in Chicago. Johnny Hayes, winner of the Olym pic Marathon, after running nine miles of a twenty-mile match race in Kan sas City with John Svanberg of Swe den, was seized with a cramp and wa3 forced to retire. Alice D. Mermed of St. Louis, by breaking 100 straight targets, won the amateur championship in the thirty second tournament and ‘‘registered” shoot of the Missouri State Sports men’s Game and Fish Protective League. Stony McGiynn, the veteran twirler of the Milwaukee team, leads the A. A. pitchers in shutouts, having five to his credit. The spring meeting of the West chester Racing Association at Bel mont Park, established the fact that' racing is convalescing in the most satisfactory way. Sir Thomas Lipton hr getting rest less again and thoughts of the Amer ica’s cup still resting here have set him talking about another challenge. Hi3 hope now rests in the four-leaved shamrock idea. It might bring luck. W. K. Vanderbilt’s horses won three races in one day at St. Cloud, France. The brilliant victory of King James in the Brooklyn Handicap and the de feat of James R. Keene's Celt awak ened a lively interest in the Suburban Handicap. If efforts of Michael J. Shannon, the American horseman, now in Ger many, proves successful, the king of England and the emperor of Germany will engage in a turf battle on an American track with the best horse* from their stables carrying their royal colors. SHIP BURNS; 149 JAPS DIE. Victims of Disaster Near Aomori, Japan Include Many Women. t nable because of a heavy fog to obtain relief from the shore which was nearby. 149 Japanese, including 133 fisherfolk, both men and women, were drowned or burned to death with the burning of the Japanese steamer, Nihonkai-Maru, near Aomori, Japan, June 14. Details of the disas ter were received at Victoria, B. C.. with the arrival of the Canadian Pa cific steamship Empress. The cause of the fire, which brought a panic among the fisherfolk and mem bers of the crew, was not determined. There was a mad rush of all for the two boats carried, but through clumsi ness in launching these were rendered useless. The flames made quick head w-ay and the passengers and members of the crew either dropped into the sea or took refuge in the rigging. The fire soon reached those who had gone aloft and they were either burned as they tried to lash themselves to the masts and spars or fell into the flames beneath them. Once the fog lifted and people on the shore saw the awful scenes on the blazing steamer. The steamship Ben ton-Maru put out from the village of Notech, but could make hardly any speed in the fog, and when it reached the Nihonkai-Maru only twenty-seven persons had managed to keep afloat in the sea. It was stated that there were no life buoys or rafts carried on the ruined steamer. GREEKS BURNED TO DEATH. Employes Hurl Themselves to the Ground in $300,000 Blaze. In a mad rush to escape from the Barnes in the Kieckhefer box factory In Milwaukee three employes were in jured and tw’o firemen were overcome by heat and smoke while fighting the Sre. The loss was $30,000. Two Greeks, Peter Bongales and Constanti aos Ganos, are believed to have been burned to death. They were seen to ?o into the burning building to get their clothes and a search of the city ooarding houses has failed to locate them. The men and boys were working at ;he south end of the big two-story structure when the alarm w r as sound ed. The flames flashed rapidly through •he lumber and the men feared to use :he exits, the result being a jam in the north end of the structure, where there are only narrow doors. Failing to get out by way of the doors, the men leaped from the windows. Byron Fullerton and Arthur Fulbrigger sus tained broken legs in jumping from second story windows. Both were seized by Eddie Bryant, a bystander, *nd dragged to the street together in time to escape being buried by other men following them. INDICT SUGAR TRUST CHIEFS. President Thomas, Attorney Par sons and Four Others Hit. The American Sugar Refining Com pany, six of its directors end two oth er individuals were indicted by a fed eral grand jury in New York Thursday on a charge of conspiracy in restraint of trade. The individuals indicted are Wash ington B. Thou as, president of the American Sugar Refining Company; Arthur Donner and Charles H. Senff and John E. Parsons of ftew York, John Mayer of Morristown, N. J., and George H. Frazier of Philadelphia, all of Whom are directors of the company. Indictments were also found against Gustav E. Kissel and Thomas B. Hart nett, counsel for Adolph Segal. There were fourteen counts in the indict ment. The indictments charge the cor poration, the American Sugar Refining Company, and the persons named, of conspiracy in restraint of trade In violation of the Sherman anti-trust law. BENGAL STUDENT KILLS TWO. Crime In London Hall Result of Re cent Agitation In India. A startling double assassination of a political character occurred tosvard the end of a public gathering in the Im perial Institute in London. An Indian student whose name is not known, shot and killed Lieutenant Colonel Sir Wil liam Hutt Curson Wyllie and Dr. Ca was Lalcaca of Shanghai. Wyllie, who had held important Indian appoint ments, was instantly killed. Dr. Lalca ca died on the way to the hospital. The assassin was seized and held until tha arrival of the police. It Is believed that the crime was the result of the re cent Bengal revolutionary agitation. DEFICIT FOR YEAR, $89,811,150 Annual Slnteineul* of Government Treasury Are Issned. The treasury statements issued on Wednesday in Washington show the government receipts for the fiscal year ended June 30 to have been $604,432,- 846. The disbursements aggregated $694,244,002, making a deficit for tha year of $59,811,156. The monthly state ment of the treasury shows that at the close of the fiscal year June 30, the public debt, less cash in the treasury, amounted to $1,014,861,531, a decrease for the month of $6,268,079. The to tal receipts for the month were $56,- 857,376 and the disbursements $47,- 781,697. Farmer Shot to Death. C. B. Guist, a wealthy retired farm er of Wichita, Kan., was found dead under a culvert five miles from Bur ton. He had died from gunshot wounds. Frisco Loses Eighteen Bnlldlnas. Fire at midnight destroyed a block of eighteen buildings in the new mis sion business district of San Francisco. The loss is estimated at $150,000. Among the buildings destroyed was a lodging house, and many inmates had narrow escapes. Abdul Hamid to lie Tried. The courtmartial in Constantinople inquiring into the revolt of April 13 has decided to commit former Sultan Abdul Hamid for trial before the High Court of Justice. Trains Crash; One Man Slain. A collision between a W a hash freight and passenger train at Mis* souri City killed Engineer David Par rish and injured three passengers. Wellman Starts Journey. Walter Wellman and the other mem bers of the expedition that is planning to reach the north pole this summer by airship, left Tromsoe, Norway, on the steamer Arctic with a large quan tity of material for the rebuilding of the balloon shed at Spitzbergen that was destroyed last winter by a storm. CHICAGO. Midyear conditions reflect steady progress and an encouraging outlook in commerce. July payments of inter est and dividends cause very high to tal clearings and credits show further strengthening in a lower record of fail ures. Anticipations for the future course of business now depend very largely upon good crops. Wholesale dealings in the principal necessaries for fall deliveries exceed those recorded a year ago. Advancing prices stimulate more general demand for dry goods and collateral lines, buy ers appearing in greater numbers than is customary at this time of year. Bookings show increase in clothing, woolens, silks, footwear and house wares. Furniture exhibits present an unusually attractive display and the July sales are likely to surpass former records. Sales of food furnish a favor able comparison and there is also an improved tone in jewelry, artwares and other luxuries. The disposition of vacation and sporting goods has been exceptionally good. Western demands for ordinary needs and for improve ments on the farms assure increasing outlays. Consumption generally has attained a higher level and the pur chasing power is distinctly favorable to sustained expansion in the principal branches of distribution. Developments in the Industrial sit uation include a greater volume of new demands, better prices and addi tions to the capacity and hands em ployed. Furnace outputs are now more promptly absorbed. Heavy contracts appear for track equipment, structur al steel and steam and electric power. Woodworking lines run upon a stead ier basis and there is more absorption of the hard woods and pine. Ship ments of leather reflect a wider use. Bank clearings. $279.109,10t, exceed those of the corresponding week in 1908 by 17.2 per cent, and compare with $248,653,065 in 1907. Failures reported in the Chicago district number 23, against 19 last week. 35 in 1908 and 26 in 1907. Those with liabilities over ss t ooo number 5, against 7 last week, 10 in 1908 and 9 in 1907 —Dun’s Weekly Review of Trade. NEW YORK. Retail trade has been helped by steady hot weather, holiday prepara tions and clearance sales, but there are still not lacking reports from many cities that the spring and early sum mer turn-over *is below expectations. Jobbing trade is of a mid-summer small filling-in order character Cer tainly the largest business visible is that being booked for next fall, winter and spring. In this respect the strength of demand for cotton goods at hardening quotations, partly due to the strength of raw cotton, and the satisfactory reports as to orders book ed by woolen and worsted goods manu facturers for next spring delivery at very high prices are by far the notable features All Western cities report fai’ bookings larger than last year by var lous percentages. In industrial lines the gains previously shown seem to be held. Business failures In the United States for the week ending with July 1 were 213, against 223 last week, 23f in the like week of 1908, 135 in 1907 134 in 1906 and 127 in 1905.—Brad street's. MfW Chicago—Cattle, common to prime,. $4.00 to $7.50; hogs, prime heavy, $4.50 to $8.12; sheep, fair to choice, $4.25 to $5.50; wheat, No. 2, $1.39 to $1.40; corn.'No. 2,71 cto 72c; oats, standard, 52c to 53c; rye. No. 2,81 cto 83c; hay timothy, SB.OO to $15.00; prairie, sß.oo' to $14.00; butter, choice creamery, 22c to 25c; eggs, fresh. 17c to 21c; pota toes, new, per bushel, 58c to 70c. Indianapolis—Cattle, shipping, S3.OC to $5.50; hogs, good to choice heavy, $3.50 to $8.25; sheep, good to choice $2.50 to $6.15; wheat. No. 2. $1.49 tc $1.50; corn, No. 2 white, 75c to 76c; oats, No. 2 white, 54c to 55c. St. Louis—Cattle, $4.00 to $7.15; hogs, .$4.00 to $8.05; sheep, $3.00 tc $4.25; wheat. No. 2, $1.49 to $1.50; corn, No. 2,70 cto 71c; oats, No. 2,49 c to 50c; rye. No. 2,84 cto 85c. Milwaukee —Wheat, No. 2 northern ! $1.28 to $1.31; corn, No. 3,65 cto 67c; oat.;, standard 50c to 51c; rye, No. 1 83c to 86c; barley, standard, 70c tc 71c; pork, mess, $19.25. Toledo—Wheat. No. 2 mixed, $1.46 to $1.48; corn, No. 2 mixed, 74c tc 75c; oats. No. 2 mixed, 56c to 57c; rye. No. 2,88 cto 89c; clover seed, $6.60 Cincinnati —Cattle, $4.00 to $6.60; hogs, $4.00 to $8.20; sheep, $3.06 tc $4.25; wheat, No. 2, $1.49 to $1.51; corn, No. 2 mixed, 74c to 75c; oats No. 2 mixed, 56c to 57c; rye. No. 2, 90c to 92c. New Vork —Cattle, $4.00 to $6 65; hogs. to $8.20; sheep, $3.00 to $4.75; wheat. No. 2 red, SL44 to $1.45; corn. No. 2,78 cto 79c; oats, natural white, 59c to 62c; butter, creamery, 22c to 26c; eggs, western, 17c to 22c. Detroit —Cattle, $4.00 tc $6.35; hogs; $4.00 to $8.00; sheep. $2.50 to $4.5J1; wheat. No. 2, $1.43 to $1.45; corn, No. 3 yellow, 75c to 77c; oats, No. 3 white, 57c to 58c; rye, No. 2,91 cto 92c. Buffalo —Cattle, choice shipping steers, $4.00 to $7.15; hogs, fair to choice, $4.00 to $8.45; sheep, common to good mixed, $4.00 to $4 75; lambs, inir to chiice, $5.00 to $8.50. Old residents of Southern Minnesota are compiling the rank growth of grain this summer to that of early days, when the soil was new. individual watermelons are another triumph for Secretary of Agriculture Wilson. Melons about the size of canirionpe, of delicious flavor, in color yelkw and red, which can be grown in any section of the country, have been introduced through the depart ment. A law in Kansas requires the test ing of dairy cows by th° State. It was estimated at the time the law went tnro effect that there were 100.- 0(0 dairy cattle afflicted with tubercu loses in the State.