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E. B, THAYER, Publisher. WAUSAU, - - WISCONSIN. jOMMARY of the MOST IMPORTANT NEWS. Sunday. Canada resented the early publica tion of new fisheries rules. The German police and Socialists clashed; many were wounded; sabers were used. Admiral Evans said that railroads will do their utmost to kill the Panama Canal commercially. A New York preacher says that city is a graveyard for the clergy; congre gations will not help in the work. England heard that Asquith has yielded to the extremists and will pre sent the veto bill before the budget. Declaring that Americans seeking to dam the St. Lawrence furnished no de tailed plans. On tar premier opposed a permit to any h, w backed by U. S. capitalists. • Monday. Hogs reached the highest general price since the Civil War. Hudson, Ohio, voted dry and won gift waterworks from J. W. Ellsworth, of Chicago. Premier Asquith named new British cabinet; Winston Spencer Churchill is home secretary. Madriz force bombarded the town of Matagalpa after the Americans had keen sent away. L. R. Glavis told the congressional J.nvestigating committee that Secre tary of the Interior Ballinger is “un fit to hold office.” The House, as committee of the whole, passed a bill ayropriating $1 090,000 for the improvement of the Illinois and Desplaines rivers. The increasing power cf United States capitalists over Canadian indus tries is likely to be discussed in Do minion House >t present ssion. Tuesday. The Senate adopted a resolution to take up an investigation of the cost of living. The report of the investigation of the Hocking pool said that some firms mer it “severe condemnation,” but nothing more drastic was recommended. New and startling testimony was jriven at tSe inquest into the death of Colonel Swope at Independence, Mo. Wednesday. Dr. Mary E. Green, famed for her fight to become a member of the medi cal profession, died in Seattle, aged 66 years. A house bill in Washington provides appropriations of $13,000,000 for im provements of waterways in Mississip pi valley. The coroner’s jury named Dr. Hydo as the slayer of Col. Thomas H. Swope, but was unable to say whether the poi son was given with felonious intent. Thursday. The insurgent Gen. Chamorro with 1,200 men occupied Matalpa. Dr. B. C. Hyde was arrested at Kan sas City charged with the murder by poison of Col. Thomas H. Swope. In a burst of speed the Illinois Sen ate passed the direct plurality primary bill and seven other important meas ures. The Manitoba legislature will pass a bill for government and municipal owned markets and stockyards, and a measure for federal possession of grain elevators. John Redmond said he thinks Pre mier Asquith will keep his word, but that nothing less than home rule will secure the support of the Irish party to the British budget. Friday. The Grand Jury was ready to inves tigate the Swope poison mystery in Kansas City. Charles E. Wiltshire, Chicago glove manufacturer, was stabbed to death in a fight for life. The Canadian government may for bid the export of any water power to the United States. A New York woman got a $75,000 verdict against Laura Biggar, former actress, in an alienation suit. One hundred and fifty-six lives were lost when the trans-Atlantic liner Gen eral Chancy sank after striking the reefs off the Island of Minorca. Saturday. Zalmon G. Simmons, multimillion aire. financier and philanthropist, died at Kenosha. Wis. Eighty-eight persons were drowned in the wreck of a steamer in the Straits of Magellan. President Taft in a vehement speech in New York declared that business if it is legal is safe, but that the law will be enforced and that the Republican pledges are being kept. Booker T. Washington in a Lincoln tribute at Springfield. 111., said the col ored race is worth $550.000.000. Announcement was made in New York of the engagement of Miss El a nor Robson and August Belmont. John Temple Graves at a banquet of the Lincoln League urged making the State of Lincoln from New Mexico. The Central Foundry Company, a $14,000,000 corporation, was placed in receiver's hands, with liabilities of $4,561,000. Since the authorities of the Catholic Church at Rome approved the creation of two new dioceses in the Northwest, those of Crookston. Minn., and Bis marck. N. IV. there are four vacant bishoprics in the Catholic Courch in the Northwest. Bishops must be ap pointed to the dioceses named and to those of Winona. Minn., and Lead. S. D. One seaman was injured and a num ber of others narrowly escaped when the hydrogen gas of a storage battery exploded aboard the submarine boat Stingray at the Charlestown (Mass.) navy yard. In charge of Sister Rose, the Misses Josephine Beltsle. Anna and Helen Cloutier and Ernestine Cote of Somer set. Wis.. and Miss Laura Ferland of Superior. Wis.. have departed for France. where they will enter the no vitiate of the Sisurs of St Joseph to become nuns. President Taft has denied the appli cation for pardon made in behalf of Henry G. Goll. formerly assistant cash ier of the First National Bank of Mil waukee. sentenced on May 5. 1906, to ten years' Imprisonment for embezzle ment. ;SIBE SAFE IF LEGAL, IS AS TAFI VIEWS II President in New York Speech Says Policy Toward Corporations Is “Live and Let Live.” SEES PERIL ONLY IN HYSTERIA Executive in Vehement Talk Lays He Will Safeguard and Fufill G. O. P. Pledges. President Taft, speaking at the Lin coln day celebration of the New York Republican Club, made defense in detail of the policies of his administration. He declared business “hysteria,” due to agitation and fear of drastic action against corporations in general, to be unjustified, and throughout his talk pleaded for the sinking of factional differences toward the future of the Republican party and the carrying out of its pledges. “If the enforcement of the law is not consistent with the present method of carrying on business, then it does not speak well for the present methods of conducting business, and they must be changed to conform to the law,” de clared the President, and his audience at the banquet tables in the Waldorf- Astoria cheered the utterance. Gov ernor Hughes, who shared the honors of the evening with the President, join ed in the applause. Mr. Taft adhered to his purpose of discussing platform pledges and how they should be kept. It was at the conclusion of a detailed argument as to how the Republican party is re deeming its pledges that he came to a discussion of the anti-trust law and Wall street on which his utterances had been awaited -yvitli the greatest interest. The President declared that , the administration would not “foolish ly run amuck in business and destroy values and confidences just for the pleasure of doing so.” Its policy was “Live and let live.” “No one,” he continued, “ has a mo tive as strong as the administration in power to cultivate and strengthen busi ness confidence and prosperity. “But there was no promise on the part of the Republican party to change the anti-trust law except to strengthen it. Of course the government at Wash ington can be counted on to enforce the law in the way best calculated to prevent a destruction of public confi dence in business, but it must enforce the law.” The President declared there were signs which many construed to indi cate that the Republican majority in Congress might be replaced by a Dem ocratic majority. The cause he assert ed to be dissensions in the Republican party arising out of differences of opin ion in regard to the rules in the House and to the personnel of the leadership in the Senate. He declared there existed a growing tendency to the assertion of individual opinion and purpose at the expense of party discipline. The movement was toward factionalism and small groups. All this, Mr. Taft said, should be for gotten in furtherance of the one great aim—party success. To this end, he asserted, a campaign of education was required. “I am far from saying the Republi can party is perfect,” declared the President, and then he gave a warning that party insurgents should be pun ished. The high cost of living, Mr. Taft as serted, primarily was due to the “in crease in the measure of value of gold and, in some measure, to combinations in restraint of trade.” IS BARRED FROM VATICAN. Charles W. Fairbanks Fails to Visit Pope After Delicate Intimation. The visit to Rome of Charles V. Fairbanks, former Vice President of the United States, brought about a very delicate situation, owing to the fact that he wished to pay his respects to the King, the Pope and the American Methodist church. By a tactful ar rangement Mr. Fairbanks' audience with King Victor Emmanuel was fixed for one day, and that with the Pope for two days later, and when every thing seemed satisfactorily planned, the Vatican suddenly announced that it would be impossible for His Holiness to receive the former Vice President if he carried out his announced inten tion to speak in the American Meth odist church there, because the Meth odists had been active in proselyting among the Catholics. Negotiations were immediately be gun with a view to avoiding any un pleasantness, and a situation which might give rise to misconceptions, and in these negotiations prominent Vati can officials exerted every influence to remove the difficulties which had so unexpectedly presented themselves to Mr. Fairbanks’ audience with the Pope. But Mr. Fairbanks finally declared that, although he was animated by a strong desire to pay his respects to the head of the Catholic church, whose followers had played such an impor tant part as good American citizens, he could not withdraw from his prom ise to deliver an address before the American Methodist church. $1 FOR -CHEAP" BROOM SOON. Three Time* Normal Price Offered for Factory Material. Housewives may within a few morths be compelled to pay a dollar for an ordinary broom, is the discour aging prediction of the large manufac turers of this commodity in southern Indiana. Evansville factories are re ported to be offering three times the normal price for broom corn and find ing it an extremely scarce article even at that figure. $6.000 IN MISER S STOCKINGS. Woman M ho Llvn in Poverty Foamd to Poc $140,000 in Property. While pretending to be poor, Mrs. Emily A. Carmen of Bradner, 0., worth about $40,000, was found in a critical condition in her hut. When her stock ings were removed at the direction of a doctor, more than $6,000 in money and gild-edged securities fell out. The inventory of the estate, which has been filed, includes two farms worth about $30,000, cash $3,643, diamonds S6OO and other property $1,200. HIS VALENTINES. —Chicago Journal. SENTENCE CALLED TOO SEVERE. Found Guilty in Navy Case, but Penalty Is Light, Action was taken by the Navy De partment the other day on the recom mendations of the court martial in the cases of Paymaster George P. Auld, U. S. Jit, and Passed Assistant Surgeon A. H. Robnett, U. S. N„ and in both cases the department held the sentence of the court too severe, although Paymas ter Auld and Surgeon Robnett were sentenced only to loss of five numbers. Paymaster Auld’s sentence was entire ly remitted by the Navy Deportment and he is ordered restored to duty. Passed Assistant Surgeon Robnett had his sentence mitigated to loss of two numbers. It was made known to-day that the Navy Department found much provocation for the assault on Dr. Cowles by Paymaster Auld on the night of the navy hop on Dec. 11. OPERATE ON KING GUSTAVE. Swedish Monarch Submits to Drastic Remedy for Appendicitis. King Gustave of Sweden was oper ated on in Stockholm for appendicitis. The official reports given out state that the operation was a success. T’ne King had been suffering from continual in nernal pains. It was not for several hours that the physicians diagnosed his case as one of appendicitis, requir ing an immediate operation. The phy sicians first diagnosed the King’s ill ness as catarrh of the stomach, and the matter was taken with such little seriousness that several members of the royal family attended a concert. At 10 o’clock they were all summoned to return to the palace, where they were apprised of the physicians’ In tention to operate on his majesty. Germany and Prussia have asked for a joint loan of $120,000,000 on 4 per cent government bonds. Tli" 1 new Catholic cathedral in St. Paul will be occupied for public serv ices before the end of the year 1911. Arabs recently raided nine convents near Jerusalem, evicted the nuns and monks and established themselves in the monasteries with their wives and children. Troops arrived in time to prevent their entering the tenth ami largest convent. The first Canadian conservation con ference, which came to an end in Ot tawa recently, has developed a senti ment in favor of the prohibition of all pulp wood export. This may have a serious effect on the situation now ex isting between the United States and Canada. With the giving of bail of the five men caught in the dragnet of the lat est graft probe, Pittsburg has settled back to wait for her municipal gov ernment to again be dragged forth and hear evidence charging multi-million aire bank officials with bribery, city councilmen selling out the city and see the strange intermingling of her local banking business with politics. There is a proposal in London, Eng., to amalgamate three important tube railways, namely, the Baker Street & Waterloo, the Charing Cross & Hamp stead and the Great Northern & Pica dilly lines. The total capital will be $80,000,000. of which $47,250,000 is to be ir. ordinary stock, $21,000,000 in deben tures and the balance i® preference shares. The name of the new company will be the London Electric Railway. The non-Christian population of the world was converted at the rate-of 377 souls a day during the past year, ac cording to the summarized statistics of workers from virtually every mis sion field on the globe, who addressed the convention of the laymen's mis sionary movement in.Xew York. The Spanish cabinet removed Count de Villar as captain general of Madrid and caused the arrest of army officers charged with being connected with e plot against the government. The po lice surrounded the military club and eighty of the officers were taken into custody. On the same day 2,000 work men in the arsenal struck. Interesting statistics have been made public showing that Germany is ahead of England in its appropriations for the navy. German expenditures on new ships has been trebled between 1904 and 1910. while during the same period the British expenditure was reduced one-third. Ex-President Roosevelt writing from Nairobi, has Informed the Smithsonian Institute that its expedition under his charge has finished its work in British East Africa and is about to leave for Uganda. He states that he has col lected $.463 vertebrates, a number of Invertebrates and many plants and photographs. SCARCITY CAUSE OF HIGH MEAT PRICES Government Report Shows Live Stock Receipts of 1909 Small, est Since 1904. GREATEST DECLINE IN HOGS Last Year's Aggregate Meat Ship ments from Chicago Is the Low est in Five Years. One contributing cause to the high price of meat, according to a report of the pepartment of Commerce and Labor, is the fact that live stock re ceipts for the year 1009 at seven lead ing interior markets of the United States were the lowest since 1904.. The live stock receipts for the year 1909 in these markets aggregated 39,545.725 head. The receipt of hogs for the last year fell off particularly. For each of the four years previous to 1909 the hog receipts had been in excess of 19,000,000 head, totaling more than 22,000,000 in 1908, falling to 18,834,641 last year. Cattle receipts for 1909 in these mar kets, 9,189,312, while comparing favor ably with those of the previous year, fell below the totals for the three years before 1908. Steep fell below those in 1905 to 1907, but compared favorably with 1908. Receipts of hogs at the Chicago market for 1909 show a de crease of 1,627,074, as compared with the year before, or a decline of 19 per cent, receipts at Kansas City decreased 17 per cent, receipts at Omaha 12 per cent, at St. Joseph 28 per cent, while the decline at St. Louis was only 4 per cent. While the total number of cattle re ceived at x these seven principal mar kets was larger than the year before, the 1909 cattle receipts at Chicago, 2,- 929,805 head, fell 'below the 3,000,000 mark for the first time since 1902. The annual aggregate shipments of packing house products from Chicago, 2,151,663,713 pounds, were below those reported for any of the previous five years, says the report. All the items in the grand total with the exception of pickled beef and pork show large declines, as compared with the figures for the previous years. The report also shows that grain re ceipts at fifteen of the principal mar kets during 1909, 744,624,068 bushels, were lower than for any year since 1904. Death Takca Bomb Suspect. Prof. Martin Ekenburg, the Swedish scientist, who, on being arrested in London last fall charged with com plicity In several bomb outrages In Sweden, became temporarily insane but wa; lter committed for extradi tion to Sweden, died suddenly In Brix ton jail. The cause of his death is officially attributed to apoplexy. Fall Kill* Frank L. Love. Frank L. Love, the manufacturer, was killed in Cincinnati by failing down a stairway at his home in Pros pect place, Price Hill. Rich Man Shoot* Self. Colonel T. F. Allen, wealthy and Doted paint manufacturer, while clean ing a revolver mortally wounded him self in his office in Cincinnati. Hrarralsmcd on Morder Charge, Mrs. Grace Ledbeter, acquitted of first degree murder of her husband. H. J. Ledbeter, was again arraigned in Mankato, Minn., on an indictment charging her with murder in the sec ond degree. Child Loat Two Months. It is two months since Alma Kell ner. the 8-year-old girl, disappeared from her home in Louisville, Ky„ and although scores of clews have been run down the mystery remains un solved. Trains Crmah; One Dead. Dashing head-on into an east-bound freight train, Rock Island passenger train No. 4 was wrecked at Fourche, Ark., killing Edward Rawls of Beard. Ark., who was riding on the “blind.” and injuring fourteen passengers and members of the crew. Women Bara to Death; Man Dying. Two women were burned to death and an old man will probably die- from exposure as a result of a fire that de stroyed the farmhouse of Hubert Hayes, near Burton. O. THEODORE, JR- TO WED. Oldest Son of Former President En gaged to Miss Eleanor Alexander. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., oldest son of the former President of the United States, has won the hand of Miss Elea nor Butler Alexander, daughter of Mrs. Henry Addison Alexander of 42 West Forty-seventh street, New York. Their betrothal was announced by the mother of the bride-to-be. The wedding, which is to be celebrated on an elaborate scale, will be deferred until the arrival in America of the bridegroom’s father next June. The announcement came as a sur prise to even the close friends of the couple, for recently young Mr. Roose velt has been attending strictly to busi ness and so he has had small opportun ity for those social excursions in which he might meet the young lady. “Teddy Junior,” as his friends call him, is slightly more than 22 years of age. Since he was graduated from Harvard in 1908, taking the four years’ course in three and graduating with high standing, he has been at work in the factories of the Hartford Carpet Company at Thompsonville, Conn., just outside the State capital. He has been thorough and diligent in his work and his trips to New York have been few and far between. TRAIN ROBBER PLEADS GUILTY. Implicates One Snapect and Exon erates Two in Confession. Following his confession that he took part in the robbery of a Missouri Pacific train near Eureka, Mo., on the night of Jan. 21, George Ebeling plead ed guilty in St. Louis to a charge of robbing the mails. W. W. Lowe is im plicated by Ebeling’s confession as also are his brother, James Lowe and S. W. Emerson. The Lowes and Emer son deny the charges. Ebeling in h’s confession to Postoffice Inspector Dick son said James Lowe and Emerson had no part in the holdup and robbery. W. W. Lowe, according to Ebeling, ran the locomotive after the engineer and fireman were forced to leave their posts. Ebeling said he and Lowe walk ed to St. Louis, a distance of thirty miles, after the robbery. Ebeling told where the revolvers they used were buried and a search is now being made for them. TRADE AND INDUSTRY. Charles Guerney, of Red Cloud. Neb., sold $9,240 worth of cattle in one day. He says he fattened a large herd of cattle on alfalfa, sold S3OO worth of hay and has 500 tons left. Carl J. Calvin, Lancaster, who was graduated from the University of Wis consin department of civil engineering in ’O6, has been made chief engineer of the Consumers' Iron Mining Cos., of Virginia. A lad near Waverly, Mo., sold zo worth of st.eep, the product o f one ewe lamb given him several yeats ago. He sold his wool to buy another ewe, sold the buck lambs, bought more ewes and developed a large flock. John Kurtz, a farmer in Colorado, with a shotgun and two dogs stood off 100 men and teams of the railroad grad ing outfit which attempted to go through his crops without paying for them. He forced the railroad company to settle. The principal speaker at the recent annual meeting of the Moorhead, Minn.. Commercial Club was President Hun toon, of the First National Bank, who made a strong plea for the club tp get busy after cars to move the potato crop. He said that no less than 1,300 refrigerator cars would be needed to move the crop from that vicinity. He said upon the crop being sent East it would mean $260,000 to be distributed in the vicinity. If the plans of William Burke, a wealthy resident of Witoka, Minn., ma terialize, La Crosse, Wis., may be the terminal point for anew interurban railroad, connecting the towns and vil lages of Southern Minnesota, which are now practically without railroad facilities. An increase of 5 cents a hundred pounds on first-class freight from New York to Chicago by lake and rail has been agreed upon. All lines are said to have agreed to the raise except the Grand Trunk Railway. It is said that pressure is being brought to bear on this line to induce it to join in the measure. By the laying of the last rail of the Winona Interurban Company's line, at a point near Akron. Ind., recently, an uninterrupted trolley connection from Lexington, Ky., to Milwaukee, was completed. The lines connect with and run through Louisville, Indianapolis, South Bend and Chicago. The International Harvester Com pany has devoted ninety acres of land near Chicago to the use of tene ment dwellers. It will be divided into little farms of 35 by 100 feet and the poor city dwellers will be taught how to raise vegetables. The plan is to be worked out on practical and not theo retical lines SHIP SINKS, 156 DIE NEAR MINORCA REEFS The Trans-Atlantic Liner General Chanzy Is Wrecked in the Mediterranean. ONLY ONE PERSON ESCAPES. French Steamer Helpless in Worst Storm in Years—No Amer icans Aboard. Driven helplessly from her course, in one of the wildest storms that has swept the Mediterranean Sea in forty years, the French Trans-Atlantic Steamship Company’s steamer General Chanzy crashed at fpll speed, in the dead of night, on the treacherous reefs near the Island of Minorca, and all but one of the 157 souls on board per ished. The sole survivor is an Algerian cus toms official, Marcel F.odel, who was rescued by a fisherman and who lies in the hospital at Ciudadela ravi as a result ci the tortures through which he passed and is unablt to give an ac count of the disaster. In the ship's company there were eighty-seven passengers, of whom thirty were in the first cabin. The crew numbered seventy. It is not thought that any Americans were on board the liner. The ship was in com mand of Captain Cayol, one of the most careful officers of the line. In his long experience he had never be fore met with an accident. He had in tended to retire from the service in tfie near future. The passengers of the Chanzy were mostly French officers and officials re turning to their posts in Algeria, ac companied by their wives and chil dren; a few soldiers, some Italians and Turks and one priest. The only Anglo-Saxon names on the passenger list were Green and Stakely. They were members of an opera troupe of eleven which had been engaged to sing at the Casino in Algiers. , The Chanzy is a total w r reck. Among the victims was the celebrated Paris ian music hall singer, Francis Dufor, as well as other prominent music hall favorites. The General Chanzy struck at 9:00 o’clock at night after Captain Cayol, with all his experience, had been un able to cope with the tempest of al most unprecedented violence. Other ships in the neighborhood had safely tidden out the storm, but the Chanzy fell prey to the elements, was lifted off her course through the Balearic archipelago and brought up on the coast of Minorea in the vicinity of Ciudadela. Fishermen at daybreak picked up Rodel clinging to a piece of wreckage. The French consul at Ciudadela re ports that large numbers of bodies are floating at sea, but that the storm con tinues, making impossible their re covery. The hull of the steamer is said to bear evidence that an explosion, probably of the boilers, occurred. FAMOUS SEA FIGHTER IS DEAD. Brigadier General Robert Leamy Meade Succumbs to Illness. Brigadier General Robert Leamy Meade of the United States Marine Corps, retired, died at his home in Lexington the other day after an ill ness of several months. Gen. Meade was born in Washington, D. C., Dec. 26, 1841. The son of Commodore Rich ard W. Meade, United States Navy he came of fighting stock. Educated at St. Mary’s College, and at the United States Naval Academy, he entered the navy as a midshipman in 1856 and resigned in 1858. Reappointed in 1858, he served continuously until his retirement in 1906. At the breaking out of the civil war he was assigned to blockade work and commanded a battalion when Norfolk was rescued from the Confederates. In 1863 he commanded a company in New York during the draft riots. In a night assault on Fort Sumter was captured and made a prisoner of war for fifteen months at Libby and Rich mond prisons. After the war he re mained in the marine service and was one of the party from the Shenandoah that invaded Korea and captured its capital in the cruise of that vessel -oe tween 1865 and 1869 in the waters of India, China, Japan and Korea. At Nagasaki he commanded both the American and the British marines. In the Spanish war he was fleet ma rine officer of Admiral Sampson’s fleet and led the marines in Cuba. In 1900 he participated in the Chinese expedi tion and for a time he was in com mand at the Brooklyn navy yard. For his services at Tientsin, China, he re ceived a medal from Congress. BURN UP AS MUCH AS BUILD. Flgrure* Lead Itrick Men <o Launch •‘Safe anil Sane'’ Campaign. Building brick manufacturers, mem bers of the National Brick Manufactur ers' Association, have formed an organ ization to move for the construction of ‘ safe and sane” buildings. Statements and figures showing that the people of the United States are burning up as many buildings as they construct each year brought about formation of the under organization. Enu < la Ire Suffer* from Fire. Fire which started in the crowded Unique theater spread to the adjoining Pythian castle and a number of other business establishments and the Lead er morning newspaper buiHing in Eau Claire. Loss, $30,000. Veteran Railroad Man Die*. Colonel E. S. Jewett, general agent of the passenger department of the Missouri Pacific Railway, and general ly known as the dean of the railroad profession in Kansas City, died of heart failure at his home there. Haag >e roe* at Same Time. George Reynolds and John Williams, negroes, were hanged simultaneously In the county jail In Kansas City for attack, this marking the first time the death penalty has been inflicted in Mis souri for this crime. The negroes on the night of Dec. 23, 1900, attacked Mrs. W. H. Jockson. a violinist. Killed la $30,000 Bank Fire. Three persons were killed in a fire which destroyed the First National Bank building in Jersey Shore, Pa. The fire did $50,000 damage. ROB AN ILLINOIS BANK OF 58,500 AND ESCAPE Burglars Blow Safe in Citizens' National at Chatsworth, 111., and Steal Cash. BIND AND GAG TWO MEN. Explosions Ruin Structure, but Wake No Citizens—Bandits Flee in a Buggy. The Citizens' National bank of Chatsworth, 111., was entered early the other day by burglars, who fled with $8,500 after blowing open the safe with heavy charges of nitroglycerin. Five unmasked men approached the night policeman near the pumping plant of the water works of Chats worth soon after midnight, engaged him in conversation, then overpowered, bound and gagged him. Afterward they took him to a garage near the Citizens' bank, where they left him under guard. A baker employed in a nearby bakery was also bound, gagged and placed under guard in the garage. n he watchman and baker were the only residents awake in the business section at the time. After securing these men four of the robbers took a number of tools from the garage, went to the bank and began working with deliberation to get the money. They blew the large outer door off the safe, then the inner door. The first explosion wrecked the interior of the bank. After blowing open the second ♦door the burglars helped themselves to the money inside. They took $(>,500 in paper money and $2,1K)0 in silver. Completing their work in the hank, the four men went back to the garage and carried the baker to the bank and laid him on the floor. One of their number then drove up in a carriage, the rest of the party entered the vehicle and all departed. No one in the village heard the ex plosions. The burglary was not dis covered by the authorities until 6:00 a. m. The bank carried $5,000 in burg lary insurance. The night policeman, William Cahill, and the baker, Albert Kerberj were found half dead as the result of being bound and gagged. Both revived, however, soon after their res cuers removed the bonds. The robbers were described by Cahill as desperate looking. One was tall and two were short and heavy set. SENSATION AT SWOPE INQUEST. Nurse Says Hyde Told Her to Give Capsule and End Came Quickly. Colonel Thomas H. Swope came to his death by reason of strychnine ad ministered in a capsule by Dr. B. C. Hyde, husband of the millionaire's niece, according to the verdict of the coroner’s jury in Independence, Mo. Whether the drug was administered with felonious intent the jury declared it was unable to determine. The jury was out but a little more than an hour. The greater part of this time was de voted to discussing the case. But one ballot was necessary to agree upon a verdict. With the testimony of Miss Pearl Keller, a nurse; of Dr. Ludwig Hek toen of Chicago, of Mrs. Logan H. Swope and of Dr. Frank Hall in the inquest over the body of Colonel Swope In Independence, Mo., came develop ments In the mystery of the million aire’s death more startling than any facts heretofore produced. Miss Keller’s detailed story of the last moments of Colonel Swope’s life, replete with features of happenings In the Swope household, produced a sensa tion. Miss Keller testified that Im mediately following the death of Colo nel Thomas Moss Hunton, Dr. B. C. Hyde asked her to use her Influence with Colonel Swope to have him ap pointed administrator of the Swope es tate. Mr. Hunton had been the ad ministrator. On the morning of Colonel Swope’s death, the nurse said, she gave him a three-grain capsule, supposed to con tain dyspepsia medicine. This she did at the direction of Dr. Hyde. Twenty minutes later Colonel Swope was In a convulsion. His death soon followed. Five minutes after Colonel Swope’s death, according to the witness, Dr. Hyde appeared, and with Attorney John G. Paxton secured Colonel Swope's will from his vest pocket. Dr. Hektoen testified that one-sixth of a grain of strychnine was found In one-seventh part of Colonel Swope’s liver. He believed there might be a grain in the entire organ. Half a grain would cause death. STEAMER WRECKED; 88 DROWN. Pacific Navigation Company Boat Ashore in Magellan Straits. The Pacific Navigation Company’s steamer Lima went ashore on one of the islands of the Huamblin passage of the Straits of Magellan, and probab ly will be a total loss. The chief pilot and fifty passengers were drowned when the boat struck. Twenty-seven members of the crew also perished. The British steamer Hathumel rescued 205 of the persons aboard the steamer, but was forced to leave the rest aboard, as It was impossible to rescue them. Aed Couple Die by Polaoa. A suicide pact between octogenarians was revealed In Hamilton, 0., when the bodies of Henry Stubernack and his wife Mathilda were found by a son-in law. Stubernack was 80 years old and his wife but four years younger. They had swallowed morphine. Freeze. on Club Veranda. Michael Geary was found frozen to death on the veranda of the Apawamis Club near Post Chester, one of the best known golf clubs in the country, by Sydney Lawton, president of the club. Nebraska Hank la Robbed. The bank of Memphis, Neb., was rob bed and all the cash In the vaults se cured. The amount taken has not yet been ascertained, but it ran into the thousands of dollars. One man was killed and two others were Injured when a north bound pas senger train on the Southern Railway struck an open switch at Waddy, Ky , and crashed into a freight train. E. A. Dudley, passenger, of Louisville, Is dead. CHICAGO. R. G. Dun & Co.’s weekly review of Chicago trade says: “The usual tests of trade activity in dicate that favorable conditions pre vail. Commercial defaults still show largely in number, but the record in cludes none of especial significance as to liabilities. “The volume of solvent payments through the banks compares favorably with that of a year ago, testifying to sustained recovery in the leading in dustries, but the aggregate of new de mands for finished factory products is lower than recently noted and the mar kets for iron and steel are in a wait ing attitude pending the action of heavy consumers. Future require ments are known to he unusually large and the present lull in commitments is regarded as temporary. Weather conditions have favored most branches of production and distribution and tes timony to Improvement is seen in the steadily rising freight tonnage and railroad earnings. “Movements of hides, leather and lumber disclose seasonable aggregates and the markets for raw materials, general merchandise, furniture and au tomobiles are stimulated by an enorm ous attendance of buyers. “Bank clearings, $259,067,099, are 25.1 per cent over those of the corre sponding week of five business days in 1909, and compare with $201,416,856 in 1908. "Failures reported in the Chicago district number 33, as against 35 last week, 23 in 1909 and 33 in 1908. Those with liabilities over $5,000 number 7. as against 7 last week, 6 In 1909 anJ 16 In 1908.” NEW YORK. Trade still maintains the quiet un dertone previously noted, and not un usual, by the way, at this season of the year, when buyers are gathering at the leading markets in preparation for the opening of the spring cam paign. Reports of buyers being numerous but oT buying being conservative come largely from the leading northern and central western markets. Fears of a coal strike in the bituminous regions have led to heavy buying by railroads and manufacturers. Business failures in the United States for the week ending Feb. 10 were 249, as against 232 last week, 211 in the like week of of 1909, 326 in 1908, 204 in 1907 and 208 in 1906. Business failures In Canada for the week numbered 39, which compares with 30 last week and 29 for the same week last year.—Bradstreet's. ww Chicago—Cattle, common to prime, $4.00 to $7.85; hogs, prime heavy, $4.50 to $9.27; sheep, fair to choice, $4.50 to $6.50; wheat, No. 2, $1.21 to $1.25; corn, No. 2. 61c to 63c; oats, standard, 46c to 47c; rye. No. 2,80 cto 82c; hay, timothy, SIO.OO to $19.00; prairie, $8 00 to $15.50; butter, choice creamery, 25c to 28c; eggs, fresh, 22c to 25c; pota toes, per bushel, 35c to 43c. Indianapolis—Cattle, shipping, $3.00 to $7.00; hogs, good to choice heavy, $4.50 to $9.15; sheep, good to choice, $2.25 po $5.50; wheat, No. 1, $1.20 to $1.50; corn, No. 2 white, G2c to 63c; oats, No. 2 white, 46c to 47c. St. Louis —Cattle, $4.00 to $7.65; hogs, $4.00 to $9.10; sheep, $3.00 to $5.90; wheat, No. 2, $1.27 to $1.29; corn, No. 2,62 cto 64c; oats, No. 2, 45c to 47c; rye, No. 2,79 cto 80c. Detroit—Cattle, $4.00 to $5.50; hogs, $5.00 to $8.35; sheep, $3.50 to $5.00; wheat, No. 2, $1.21 to $1.23; corn, No. 3 yellow, 63c to 64c; oats, standard, 48c to 49c; rye, No. 1,82 cto 83c. Milwaukee —Wheat, No. 2 northern. sl.ll to $1.15; corn, No. 3,65 cto 67c; oats, standard, 47c to 49c; rye, No. 1, 79c to 80c; barley, standard, 69c to 70c; pork, mess, $22.50. Buffalo Cattle, choice, shipping steers, $4.00 to $6.25; hogs, fair to choice, $5.00 to $9.15; sheep, common to good mixed, $4 00 to $5.50; lambs, fair to choice, $5.00 to $8.65. New York —Cattle. $4.00 to $6.80; hobs, $4.00 to $8.50; sheep, $3.00 to $5.25; wheat, No. 2 red, $1.28 to $1.29; corn, No. 2,71 cto 72c; oats, natural, white, 52c to 55c; butter, creamery, 25c to 27c; eggs, western, 22c to 26c. 26c. Toledo —Wheat, No. 2 mixed. $1.23 to $1.24; corn, No. 2 mixed, 64c to 65c; oats. No. 2 mixed, 47c to 48c; rye, No. 2,81 cto 82c; clover seed, $8.37. Cincinnati —-Cattle, $4.00 to $6.50; hogs. $5.00 to $9.25; sheep. $3.00 to $6.25; wheat, No. 2, $1.25 to $1.28; corn. No. 2, mixed, 62c to 64c; oats, No. 2 mixed, 47c to 48c; rye, No. 2, 85c to 86c. Charles S. Cummings, a Boston bro ker, was sentenced at Cambridge, Mass., to from five to eight years in prison for larceny and uttering a forg ed note. Town Treasurer John B. Lom bard, of Farmingham, Mass., having turned State's evidence. Carbolic acid given in mistake for a toochache remedy by the wife of Rev. John T. Greene to her little son, caused his death at their home near Kidder, N. Y. Gift of $50,000 to Cornell University from Andrew Carnegie was announced to enlarge the laboratory for chemical research if 100 additional students can be enrolled. Gus Johnson, aged 43, and Carl Carl son, aged 22, were found dead from gas poisoning in a Minneapolis room ing-house. Their deaths were acciden tab ________________ James A. Baker, of Attleboro, Mass., and two women whose names are not known, were killed, and Russell A. Tal bot of New York was fatally Injure-) whet, a Denver trolley car crashed in fo an automobile In which five persons were riding. The Louisville and Nash v ill', Rail road will shortly take over the proper ties of the Tennessee Central, accord ing to a rumor In Nashville, based oo report of a New York conference be tween IL Clay Pierce and Milton H. Smith. Hide bound—Leather trunks.