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E. B, THAYER, Publisher. WAUSAU, - - WISCONSIN. SUMMARY OF THE MOST IMPORTANT NEWS. Sunday. Figures from Washington show that meat prices are higher throughout the world. Thomas Collier Platt, former Senator and boss of New York, died at the age of 77 years. Mrs. John D./Black, known as Mar garet Horton Potter, was taken to a sanitarium. Three persons were shot, one fatal ly. in clash of police and strike sympa thizers in Philadelphia. The government threw open for en try 10,000 acres of irrigated farm lands in South Dakota. The French steamship La Lorraine reached New York badly battered by a storm encountered at sea. John P. Cudahy, millionaire Kansas City packer, is alleged to have wound ed a banker found in his home. Philander C. Knox., Jr., son of Sec retary of State Knox, aftar eloping, failed to obtain a license to marry and returned home, disheartened, with a sweetheart. Monday. Mae Wood rejoiced over Senator Platt's death and said she will fight to prove herself his widow. Russia turned down appeals backed by Great Britain and will try Tschai kovsky and Mme. Breahkovskaya in se cret. Jere F. Lillis, banker, who was slashed by J. P. Cudahy in Kansas City, announced that he will not pros ecute. The Philadelphia general strike was declared to be a failure; the police as serted that only 18.407 quit out of 176,193; more street cars were run. Two men probably killed and twen ty-eight injured was the casualty list in a mill dust explosion in Roby, Ind. Labor leaders in charge of the Phil adelphia car strike hope to enlist the State Federation and have general strike extended to ail Pennsylvania. Tuesday, May Yohe filed suit in Oregon for divorce from Putnam Bradlee Strong, charging desertion. Fire destroyed the Chicago Hebrew Institute, the oM-time home of the Con vent of the Pae.-eci Heart. Many suits have been filed in the United States Supreme Court attack ing the corporation tax law. Strike breakers charged through a Philadelphia street in a car, firing into the crowd and wounding six persons. William Hamilton Mitchell, vice president of the Illinois Trust and Savings Bank, in Chicago, died at the age of 93. Canada expects the visit of the American commissioners to end the tariff war, although no agreement has been reached. France was shaken by disclosures indicating that the greater part of the 5200,000,000 realized from the sale of church property has vanished; M. Duez confessed that lie alone lost 11,000,000. Wednesday. The Illinois legislature adjourned af ter passing a commission form of gov ernment bill. The Great Northern's Oriental Lim ited was wrecked near Milan. Wash., by an avalanche; one person was kill ed. Thursday. Daniel D. Healy, noted Chicago poli tician. died. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., will devote his life to philanthropy. George Bernard Shaw advocated abolition of marriage and property. The government has started anew move to crush the American Sugar Company. Victims of the snow slide and wreck at Wellington, Wash., may reach a to tal of 100. Friday. Estrada was believed to be ready for United States intervention. The American tariff envoys con feree with Canadian representatives at Ottawa. A general strike in sympathy with street car men was started at mid night in Philadelphia. Forty bodi -s were recovered from the ravine where the snowslide struck two Great Northern trains. "Black Hand" demanded $15,000 of Caruso on pain of death, and big de tectives guard the tenor everywhere. Saturday. Louis James, the actor, died of heart disease in Helena. Mont. Ninety-two workmen were killed by a landslide on the Canadian Pacific. In the attic of the House of Repre sent a.ives letters have been found from Martha Washington and Mary Todd Lincoln. Ex-Secretary Garfield took the staud in the Picchot inquiry and defended the Roosevelt conservation policies. Philadelphia was paralyzed by its gigantic sympathetic strike: the lead ers defied the Mayor and held a pa rade; many were hurt in clashes with the police. A Washington correspondent says that the passage of the postal savings bank bill in the Senate by a strict party vote was the result of a drawn battle between the insurgents and the regulars. THIS AND THAT. Salary Increases of S to 9 per cent and other valuable concessions were accepted by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad telegraphers. Nine persons were injured in a col lision of ferry boas in a dense fog on the Delaware River at Philadelphia. Commencement exercises art the l’n.- ted States Indian Industrial School at Carlisle. Pa., will be Mivrch 27-31. After a three weeks' inquiry on the hl-rh crst of living the count> grand jury at 1 oillsville, Ky.. reported its • f torts futile. Fire starting from an unknown cause totally destroyed the oi* tank of the Oklahoma Refining Company at Okla homa City, entailing a loss of $200,- 000. Veousios !■ Ne<r Krapllon. Vesuvius has suddenly become active again. There has been a continuous eruption for several hours of red-hot stones and ashes, this being aecom panied by internal denotations. Sev eral fissures have opened, from which gjm and lava are emerging in great quantities. EX-SENATOR PLATT DIES. Former Empire State Boss Falls Vic tim to Bright s Disease. Former United States Senator Thomas Collier Platt, Republican lead er of the State of New York for years and intensely interested in the Repub lican party from its organization in 1856, died unexpectedly the other afternoon in his apartments, 133 West 11th street, New’ York. He would have been 77 years old if he had lived until next July. The direct cause of Mr. Platt’s death was acute Bright’s dis ease. For a number of years he had suffered with palsy of the legs, which necessitated his occupying a wheel chair most of the time. Within the last two years, though, evidences of Bright's disease had become apparent. Senator Platt was born in Owego, N. Y., July 15, 1833. He spent two years at Yale, afterwards became a EX-SLNA'IOK T. C. PLATT. druggist and, moving to New York City, entered the United States Ex press Company service, of which he was afterw’ard manager and president. After serving in the House he was elected to the National Senate in 1881. On account of patronage differences with President Garfield he resigned from the Senate along with his col league, Conkling, as a rebuke to the executive. In 1894 he led Reed’s cam paign against McKinley, but was de feated by Hanna. Asa compromise he had the gold plank placed in the Re publican platform. In 1806 he was again elected to the Senate. In poli tics he is credited with having made and later quarreled with William L. Strong, Levi P. Morton, former Gov ernor Black, B. B. Odell and Theodore Roosevelt. Although reputed wealthy his fortune was comparatively small. POISON PLOT LAID TO SUITOR. Minnesotan Taken on Charge of Sending Girl Polaoned Candy. Radtke, a bachelor, 30 years old, was arrested on his farm north of Litchfield, Minn., by Sheriff Bertelson, of Meeker County, and is now held in the county jail on a charge of attempt ing to poison Miss Minnie Luthens, 20 years old, his former sweetheart, who is soon to marry another man. The poison is alleged to have been found in a box cf bonbons sent as a wedding present to Miss Luthens, who will be married to Frank Wurdell soon. It is alleged that Radtke once vowed before Miss Luthens that she would never marry any man but him. A part of the candy, when it was received by Miss Luthens, was fed to a dog, which immediately died, it is alleged. Dr. Sheppard, of Hutchinson, then sent the rest of the candy to the State Uni versity in St. Paul and received a re port claiming that it contained quanti ties of strychnine. TOWNS IN OHIO INUNDATED. Thousands in Distress, Traffic Im peded, Business Demoralized. Fully a thousand people homeless, other thousands living on the second floors of their homes, traffic impeded and business demoralized in many places, is the situation in Ohio as the result of the floods. A bridge was washed away at Defiance. Mechanics burg is still under water. Boats only can be used in the greater part of War ren, where the Mahoning is on a ram page. Water is creeping upon the busi ness section of Napoleon, and the Cuy ahoga River has inundated Clinton and Warwick. Rain is still falling in the southern part of the State, which will add to the flood in the Ohio River val ley. At Zanesville several hundred families have been driven from their homes and the suffering is acute. At Fremont great danger still lurks about the gorged Sandusky River. TRAIN ROLLS INTO RIVER. Two Dead and One Mtuing in Penn sylvania Wreck. One man was instantly killed, one died, another is unaccounted for and believed to be dead, and nearly a score of others had narrow escapes when the Linesville passenger train of the Penn sylvania Railroad jumped the track a* Rock Point Park, Newcastle. Pa., and plunged down a flfteen-foot embank ment into the ice-filled Beaver River The engineer and fireman of the train were carried into the river with the locomotive and were rescued by means of a long hose. WooiUmiin Eatea b y Wolrea, James Smith, a woodsman, was eat en by wolves in the forest near Ally Mo., after fighting a desperate battle for his life. The wolves attacked him while he was alone, awaiting the re turn of a brother. When the lattet returned he found his brother's bones in the center of a circle of five dead wolves, while an empty repeating rifts showed that he had been overpowered before he could reload the weapon. rkli(o-Dr*Trr Train* Burled. The Rock Island's west-bound Chi cago-Denver train was wrecked twc miles east of Smith Center. Kan. Three mail clerks were hurt, oop perhaps fa tally. None of the passengers was se verely injured. Five cars caught fire and were destroyed. Henry Spink, o! Council Bluffs, lowa, may die. Skilled Ijibor Wage* Increased. Beginning March 1. the Seaboard All Line advanced L, cents an hour the pay of all the 2.000 skilled laborers o! the system. Hlilurn Fortune Found. Tucked away in odd corners, curren cy and coins amounting to SIOO,OOO were discovered in the home of Miss Elisabeth Hayes, a supposedly poor spinster, who died in Burlington, N. J. Craft Witweaa Commits Sniride. Waiter Dagen, 50 years old, who was expected to be the principal wit ness for the State tn the prosecution of former county commissioners indicted in Tiffin, O . recently for alleged graft ing. committed suicide to-day His death will seriously hamper the proso cut! on. GENERAL STRIKE TIES UP ALL PHILADELPHIA General Walkout in Sympathy with Street Car Men Takes Effect at .Midnight. MILITIA IS HELD IN READINESS Labor Leaders Assert 100,000 Union Workers Will Obey Order—lm partial Estimate 40,000. A general strike of the unions in sympathy with the striking street car men went into effect in Philadelphia at midnight the other night. Simul taneously it became known, despite the denial of Gen. Clay, head of the police force, that every national guard regiment in the State of Pennsylvania has received orders to be ready to entrain for Philadelphia at an hour’s notice. The labor leaders are shouting ex ultantly that 100,000 men have lined up with the striking motormen and conductors. The police canvassers make the figure less than 21,000. An impartial estimate is 40,000, a little more or a little less. While the labor leaders are receiv ing moral support from their fellow workmen in all parts of the country, many asociations of employers have sent letters and telegrams to the offi cials of the Rapid Transit Company and the city officials commending the stand taken and urging them to re main firm in their determination not to submit to the strikers’ demand for union recognition. The struggle of the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Com pany against the car men's union has broadened into a fight between em ployers who insist on their right to run open shops and labor unionism. From now on the issue is the life or death of lahor unionism in Philadel phia. All policemen, firemen and specials who have been on duty since the strike began received orders to remain at their posts. The emergency automo biles in the city hall courtyard were increased in number and measures tak en to send a force of men to any sec tion of the city at a moment's notice. Many of these machines are driven by their owners, wealthy men, who have volunteerd for police duty and have been sworn in. The outlook is ominous, even to the most ehereful observers. So much bit terness has developed in the last few days that the people of Philadelphia are preparing for anv kind of trouble. FIVE DEAD IN RACE RIOT. Negro Slayern of Deputy Sheriffs Lynched liy Florida Mob. With three negroes dead as the re sult of a race riot in the neighbor hood of Palmetto, Fla. the wrath of the residents in that section seems to be assuaged. The sum total of deaths is three .negroes and two white men, with one white man in the emergency hospital in Tampa with a bullet hole through his head. The last of the three negroes implicated in the mur der of two deputy sheriffs and the fa tal wounding of the third was lynch ed by a posse at dusk in the palmettos on the banks of the Manatee River. He had fallen asleep, and when he awoke he was gazing into the barrels of a dozen rifles and shotguns. Even then he showed resistance and reached for his rifle. In a second he was riddled with bullets. MORE LANDS FOR FARMERS. Irrigated Tracts In Sontb Dakotn Are Opened for Entry. The Secretary of the Interior has announced the completion of the sec ond unit of the Belle Fourohe, S. D„ Irrigation projeet. embracing 10.000 acres, divided into forty and eighty acre farms. These farms now are available for entry. No lottery system Is to be employed, settlers being re quired, after making choice of a farm, to file their entries in the local land office, with a cash payment of $3.40 per acre. The entire cost of water right for a forty-acre farm is $1,200, payable in ten annual installments. ltandml. See Aerohal Fall. Fifteen hundred persons were hor ror stricken at a Cincinnati theater the other afternoon when a performer named Augusta Fassio. while perched on her brother's head eighteen feet above the stage, lost her balance and fell to the floor, breaking her neck. She has little chance of recovery. The man was on tables piled twelve feet above the stage. I.onla Jamri In a Collapse. Louis James, the actor, was stricken with heart failure in his dressing room at the Helena Theater in Helena, Mont., and for several hours his life was despaired of. The performance was canceled and Mr. James was re moved to his hotel, where it was stated that his condition was slightly im proved. tsarina Breaks Dons. The Empress of Russia has been suf fering from a severe nervous attack and her condition is considered exceed ingly unsatisfactory. "More power to the interstate com mission,” was urged by Fnited States Senator Albert B. Cummins in an ad dress before the Traffic Club at Chica go recently. Boy Slapped; Burns Sister. Enraged because his 5-year-old sis ter Doris slapped him, Morris Blond. 3 years old, deliberately set fire to her dress in Kansas City. When the moth er ran in the child was fatally burned. I'ngiiieer and Miner Killed. William Douglas, engineer of ihe McAlester Coal Mining Company at Buck. Okla., was killed, and Paul Thincher and Case Manual, miners, were fatally hurt when a cage they were in dropped to the bottom of the shaft. Thincher died later. •300.000 Fire Alarms Boston. The heart of the wool district of Boston was seriously threatened by a •pectacular fire that called out nearly the entire city department on five alarms and destroyed the seven-story New England building at 200 Summer street, opposite *he South station The loss is estimated at $500,000 Congressman Lowrden's bill to au thorixe the expenditure of $500,000 a year for American embassy buildings was defeated in the House at Wash ington afren an exciting debate. MOB RULES DALLAS; TEXAS. Takes Aged Colored Man from Court and Put Him to Death. Snatched from before the oar of justice, where his trial on the charge of criminally assaufting a 2-year-oid white child was about to begin, Allen Brooks, an aged negro, was lynched in Dallas, Texas, by a mob of 5,000 men. Brooks was seized in the courtroom by fifteen leaders of the avenging mob and was tossed through a window to the main body, which waited like a pack of ravening wolves for their prey, in the street below. His broken body was dragged through the streets and he was hanged to the Elks’ arch, high above the heads of the avenging citizens. The mob was led by an old negro. With it all hardly a loud word was spoken, not a shot was fired, and above the dull murmurings of the mob could be heard the aged negro’s pierc ing shrieks .'or mercy. Atrer Brooks was hanged Dallas for nearly three hours was in the hands of the mob. The jail was stormed and death was threatened to three other negroes, held on charges of murder. They had been spirited away, how ever, and after searching for them in vain the mob dispersed. The crime for which Brooks pai?T the penalty was one of the most brutal in the history of Dallas. His victim is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Buven. SAVES THREE; I6sES OWN LIFE. Crowd Watohra Pltt*ltirg Man Slow ly Die of Electrocution. Before the eyes of several hundred horror-stricken promenaders who were enjoying the sunshine in the pretty lit tle Pittsburg suburb of Fair Oaks, Charles Rommel was electrocuted while attempting to save two of his young daughters and a young playmate from meeting the same fate. Rommel had just started from his home when, cross ing the street, an electric light wire dropped and the children became en tangled in its meshes. He succeeded in extricating them, but in throwing one end of the broken wire, which was dead, he inadvertently came in contact with the other end. This completed a circuit, and the sparks darted from the man’s face and body by the thou sand. It was fully half an hour be fore the deadly current was turned off, and in the meantime the horrified crowd stood helpless, watching Rommel die. INDIANS BLOW OUT GAS. Lender of Chippewa*. Aged D5, One of Victim* at National Capital. One of the .most picturesque chief tains of the Indian race, and nis nephew, both members of the Chippe wa tribe in Minnesota, were found dead in a hotel in Washington, the victims of asphyxiation. The dead chief was Pay-Baum-We-Che-Waish- Kung. more than 95 years old, and his unfortunate companion was A-Ne-Wav- Way-Aush. Accustomed to the light from the camp fires of their primitive life and later to that from the candle and the lamp, It is believed one of the red' men blew out the gas which end ed their existence and sent them to their "happy hunting ground.” SI,OOO Home Eats S7SO Gtm. Captain H. O. Bartlett, a veteran of the Civil War and a wealthy Joplin, Mo., mine owner, discovered an unsus pected epicurean taste in King, his SI,OOO black horse, when the animal picked a four-carat diamond valued at $750 from his master’s shirt bosom, crushed it between his teeth and swal lowed it. Fatally Injured la Wreck. Engineer W. A. Gilmore and Fireman Paul Ash were fatally injured in an accident to a Burlington stub train be tween Nebraska City and Nebraska City Junction. lowa. Dr. l.oais Klopach Dips. Dr. Louis Klopsch, editor or the Christian Herald, who has been ill since the first of the month in the German Hospital at Park avenue and 71st street. New York, is dead. He underwent an operation for stomach trouble. Stnl> SOO,OOO from Bank. Thomas E. Larsen, receiving teller of the First National Bank of Cam den. N. J , surrendered to the police when he learned that he was wanted on a charge of embezzling $60,000 of the institution’s funds. Larsen con fessed the charge. Drop Hare** Graadao* m Cadet. Naval Cadets Hatch, of New Hamp shire. and Webb C. Hayes, of Ohio, the latter a grandson of former Pres idem Hayes, have been found physi cally disqualified and will be dropped from the naval academy rolls. EFFECTS OF A SNOWSLTOE IN THE MOUNTAINS. LIVE-STOCK RECEIPTS FALL OFF. Government Figure* Show Drop front Previous Years in January. Internal-commerce movements in January, according to statistics of the department of commerce and labor, showed heavy movements of coal and coke in the east, increased grain re ceipts at the interior markets and light movements of live stock in the middle west and of cotton in the south. At seven primary interior markets live stock receipts during the month aggregated 3,084,892 head, compared with 3,706.892 and 4,5211,838 head in January of 1903 and 1908. Receipts of hogs were 31 per cent below those of January, 1909, and 48 per cent be low the January, 1908, total, all the cities sharing in the decline. Shipments of packing house pro ducts from Chicago aggregated 167,- 380,123 pounds, compared with 159,- 884,534 and 213,298,423 pounds during January of 1909 and 1908. 23 KILLED IN ALASKA MINE. Powder Magazine Explodes In Gold Property on Douglas Island. Twenty-three miners were killed at midnight the other night by an ex plosion of a powder magazine in the 1,100 level of the Mexican mine, one of, the group of Treadwell gold prop erties on Douglas Island, Alaska. Eight men were seriously injured, of whom it is feared four will die. The last shots had been fired by the shift of .men twenty minutes before the ex plosion took place, and the men had assembled at the landing on the skip and were arranging to enter it and go on top. The magazine, which con tains 875 pounds of powder, was thir ty feet away from the place where the men were standing, and every man was killed or injured. ROBBFVS LOOT EXPRESS CAR. Nearly 1,000 Package* on Sew York Central Train Itroken Open. When train No. 27 on the New York Central reached Rochester the other day it was discovered that one of the ten American Express cars, a through car, had been looted. Nearly all of the 1,000 packages had been broken open and their contents scattered. Just how much the robbers got will not be known until an inventory is taken at Buffalo. It Is the belief of the express 'company officials that the robbery was the work of a gang that is supposed to have boarded the train at Utica, get ting off at Syracuse. Because of a shortage of wheat in Mexico, the rate of duty has been re duced by the Mexican government from 3 cents a kilometer to 1 cent. A dispatch from Constantinople to a London news agency states that the powers will propose that Turkey sell Crete to Greece as the best solution of the difficulty. The municipal election in Philadel phia resulted in a complete knockout for the reform movement, the entire William Pann ticket being overwhelm ingly defeated. The regular Republi can organization swept the city. Not one reform councilman was elected. Tremendous applause greeted the statement of Gov. Hughes during the banquet that Taft would be renomi nated and re-elected. He said: "The American people are fair enough to recognize a great man doing his duty with absolute fidelity.” In the civil chamber Harold Vander bilt. the your.g New York millionaire, was condemned to pay a workman named Guignard $4,630 for injuries suf fered by him in 1907. when he was struck by Vanderbilt’s auto. Guignard sued for $14,000. The court decided that he was entitled to $2,250 for med ical and doctor's bills and $2,400 for damages. A number of Chinese girls, specially trained in San Francisco, have begun work in Pekin as central operators in the telephone system recently opened there. Subscribers, when ringing up. address them as "Lily of the air” and • Butterfly that talks.” A narrow-gauge railway is to be con structed to the site of the Garden of Eden, which Sir William Willcocks. British adviser to the Turkish minister of public works, thinks he has located. The spot is an oasis situated in the center of a vast desolate plain travers ed by four arms of the Euphrates. It is located about 250 kilometers north of Bagdad. DUST EXPLOSION KILLS. Two Dead, 28 Hurt in American Maize Company’s Roby Mills. An explosion of dry starch powder in the plant of the American Maize Pioducts Company at Roby. Ind., early on a recent evening probably killed two men, injured twenty-eight others, two probably fatally, wrecked a three story building and broke windows in South Chicago and in Hammond. Ind., three and five miles away. Fire fol lowed the explosion, but companies from South Chicago and Hammond confined the flames to the wrecked building. Thirteen of the twenty-eight ben in jured are in the South Chicago Hospi tal. Ten were taken to their homes. Seven men are missing. Five of these have been seen since the explosion, but later disappeared, and the bodies of two, the names not ascertainable, are believed to lie under the debris of the building. The explosion occurred a few min utes before 6 o’clock, just before the night shift at the factory arrived, in the dry starehhouse of the sugar re fining plant. Thirty men work there. The force of the explosion hurled most of the men clear of the building, but a number were rescued from under pieces of wreckage. Flames shot high in the air and bricks and timbers were thrown for rods. Calls for assistance in fighting the flames that threatened the entire plant were sent to South Chicago and Ham mond, and, two fire companies from each place responded. The fire was not extinguished until late in the night. The damage is estimated at $50,000. KANSAS TO OPPOSE HANGING. Stale Officials Will Aak Taft to Com mote OWiel * Sentence. Governor Stubbs and Kansas State officers will appeal to President Taft to commute to life imprisonment the death sentence which was imposed by a jury in the federal court two months ago on Charles O’Neil, an army officer. Kansas has not had a hanging since it became a State. Two years ago capi tal punishment was wiped from the statutes. None of the Governors of Kansas ever ordered prisoners hanged who were sent up for murder. They were permitted to serve life sentences. When the verdict of guilty was render ed in the federal court Judge John C. Pollock ordered that O'Neil be con fined in the Leavenworth County jail until March 29, when he should be executed. United States Marshal Mackay is preparing for the execu tion. KNOX’S SON TOO YOUNG TO WED. BalUeil in Elopement, He Ride* on ••Milk Train’* with Brlde-t-Be. After vainly trying for two days tc obtain a marriage license and get somi one to wed them. Miss May Boiler, of Providence, R. 1., and Philander C Knox, Jr., son of Secretary of State Knox, who ran away from the Rhodi Island capital the other day, passec through Plattsburg. N. Y„ in a daj coach on the "milk train" on their way back to Protidence. Mr. Knox, whe is under age. is a student in the Mor ris Heights school, where he is pre oaring to enter college this fall. Llaboa Bomb* Kill 2| Injure T. Two bombs were hurled into a rooir in which a party of clerical caudidatet were dining in Lisbon. Portugal, anc the explosions killed two of the dia ers and wounded seven others, indud ing the priest who was presiding. Georgia Pour Lyaehes \rgro. C. H. Mann, Jr., of Cedar Crossing. Ga., was fatally stabbed by a negro, whose name ha3 not been learned, who entered the Mann home and attacked Mrs. Mann. The negro was pursu_-d by a posse, captured and lynched. America* Held la Meilea. Oscar B. Wood, postmaster at Cham berlain, X M., is held by the Mexican authorities at Juarez cn a charge of assaulting a Mexican official and a Mexican policeman. He attempted to escape on a train, but was captured. Admit* Fart la Baler’* Murder. Asserting he took part in the assas sination of Elizabeth. Empress of Aus tria, in 1898, Christian Keppler, aged 49, gave himself up to the police in Cincinnati. Blackmail by a former convict, says Keppler, drove him to surrender. Attorney General Wickers ham ha* promised to help the American Federa tion in its fight against the steel trust, said Frank S. Monnett at Columbus. Ohio. If the government wins in the United States Tobacco case, now pend ing in the Supreme Court PRICES UP IN ALL COUNTRIES. Statistics Show Advance in Meat Figures Throughout World. The advance in the price of mea’s in the United States in recent years seems to correspond, in a measure at least, with conditions w’hioh have caused increases in meat prices throughout the world, not only in those countries which do not produce much meat, but also >n Argentina, Australia, New Zealand. Canada and other countries which produce a sur plus for export. The government has gathered some interesting statistics upon the subject. It is found that the advance in the price of fresh meats is less than in salted and preserved meats, and in nearly all cases the ad vance has been less in beef than in pork or mutton. In Australia beef preserved by cold process advanced in export price from 55.23 per 100 pounds in 1599t055.40 in 1908. mutton and lamb from $3.82 per 100 pounds in 1899 to $6.47 in 1908. From Canada the value of fresh beef exports advanced front an annual aver age of 6.1 cents per pound in 1898 to 8.2 cents in 1909, that of mutton from 6.1 to 11.2 cents; pork from 3.3 to 9 cents and butter from 18.1 cents to 24 cents. All the European cities show, wher ever statistics are available, higher wholesale prices in the local markets. In Moscow. Russia, beef of the first quality has advanced in price per pound from 8.6 cents in 1903 to 12 cents in 1908. Berlin shows an ad vance in beef from 13.2 in 1896 to 16.5 cents in 1908, pork from 12.9 to 16.3 cents. GENEROUS JOHN D. Oil Magnate Said to Bo Planning to Give Away Money. John 1). Rockefeller has asked iht aid of Congress in disposing of a largf part of his wealth for the benefit oi mankind. The first step was the in troduction of a bill to incorporate tht Rockefeller Foundation in the District of Columbia. The bill was introduce! in the Senate by Senator Jacob H. Gal linger, of New Hampshire. It was re ferred to the committee on judiciary The scope of the foundation is broad although its purposes were embracec in a short section of the bill intro duced. This section reads; "That tht object of the said corporation shall bi to promote the well being and to ad vance the civilization of the people; of the United States and its territo ties and possessions and of foreigt lauds in the acquisition and dissem ination of knowledge, in the preven tion and relief of suffering, and in th( promotion of any and all of the ele ments of human progress." Mr. Rock efeller is silent for the present as u the purposes of the incorporation. KILLS 92 RAILROADERS. Avalanche on Cannilliin Pacific Itouil Rnrlen Seoreii of Workers, Ninety-two Canadian Pacific trail men, track men and laborers were buried by an avalanche in Rogers Pasi on the summit of the Selkirk range o the Rocky Mountains. All probablj are dead. Only fiva bodies have beer recovered. They are those of Road master Frazer, Fireman Griffith, Con ductor Buckley, Engineer Phillips and a Japanese. Work of recovering the dead and opening the track was great ly impeded by a blizzard raging in the pass. There was another big slide of snow and rock a mile east of the spot where the men were over whelmed. It destroyed a portion of £ snow shed and buried the track foi 400 yards to a depth of sixty feet There were no victims in the last ava lanche. IDENTIFIED AS TORTURER. Aged Victim Accn*c* a Prlaoner 14 Year* After Robbery. ‘‘This is the man that bound me and my wife and burned out feet until we told where we had hidden our money,’ said John Wagner, 80 years old, as he picked Frank Donahoe out of a line of eight men at the Etna police station, Pittsburg. "It was fourteen years ago, but I shall never forget hi> face.” Donahoe was sent to jail tc await trial for burglary. Two com panions are serving terms in prison for *.ie crime, but Donahoe fled and was captured on his return home. As the prisoner w r a3 being led away the aged man wept and said: "I have prayed that the guilty one would be captured, because those men were re sponsible tor my wife’s death.” POLITICAL COMMENT. Former Governor Elrod, of South Da kota. has formally announced his can tlidacy for the governorship of hit State on a platform of rigid economj in administration. By a vote of 100 to 3, the House o Representatives of South Carolin passed a resolution favoring irTt amend ment permitting Congress to lay an In come tax without apportionment among the States according to popu lation. The Central Federated Union of New York has decided to ask Presideol Gompers of the American Federation ol Gabor to issue a call for a nation; . convention of representatives of th unions to organize a labor party along the lines of the British labor party. In the last issue of the Commoner Editor Bryan has an editorial on tht "Liquor Question In Nebraska,” de claring that the Democratic par> must divorce itself from the liquor :n --terests. as an alliance with the saloor is an "alliance with vice.” The federal incorporation bill wh : T. was introduced in Congress recently it not to be pressed for passage at hi session. If the bill should be passe. President Taft has stated his willing ness to stand as its sponsor, and t< take the responsibility for having rec ommended it. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., will be * candidate for the Legislature of New York from the Oyster Bay district, oi from one of the districts of New Yorl- City. His friends regard it as a posi tlve fact that he will be elected if hi enters the race. President Taft is alarmed over tht situation in Congress, and has recent ly expressed some concern over tht fate of his legislative program Hi continues to receive assurances ’rotr Republican leaders in the House anc Senate that everything is progressing satisfactorily, but the President want* to be shown. In a leading editorial in La FoJlette’t Weekly Magazine, the Senator from Wisconsin blames the new tariff law and other measures which in recent years have fortified special interest* as the real causes for "why prices *re soaring.” One direct result of the conference between President Taft and the New York State Republican leaders or; Lin coln Day was the decision to have the legislative bribery scandal probed to the bottom. A resolution to that ef fect' was brought in the lower house by Chanler. a Democratic member *nd this further put the matter up to the Republicans. CHICAGO. R. G. Dun & Co.'s weekly review of Chicago trade says; "The advent of seasonable weather adds a cheering tone to business Trading defaults have fallen In both number and liabilities to the smallest since April, 1907. March settlements are seen to be remarkably heavy and the volume of solvent payments through the banks establishes anew higu record. Financial conditions be come decidedly favorable and ample accumulation of funds offers encour agement to more extended enterprise in commerce and investment. "Railroad operations rapidly return to the normal, while the returns indi cate increasing movements of finish ed and raw products, general merchan dise. grain and plantation needs. "Outputs of the leading industries continue rising, and the approach of spring work involves wider use of miscellaneous materials and machin ery and hands. Permits during Feb ruary for new business structures and additions were seventy in number and $2,964,600 in value, and compare with forty-seven in number and $958,500 in value in 1909. "Dealings in the principal wholesale and retail branches of general mer chandise make a favorable comparison with this time lasi year. "Bank clearings, $‘326,010,197, exceed those of the corresponding week In ”>O9 by 7.s per cent, and com pare willi $264,397,914 in 190s. Fail ures reported in the Chicago district number twelve, as against twenty-one last week, twenty-seven '.n 1909 and forty in 190S. Those with liabilities over $5,000 number three, as against four last week, ten in 1909 and thir teen in 1908." NEW YORK. Trade is still irregular, and spring trade is rather backward In developing at many points. Weather conditions, flooded stream- and lmd country roads are variously assigned as reasons for the hesitation shown in various lines, but back of all those there is an un deniable feeling of conservatism, bred of the uncertainty regarding the recep tion to be given higher-priced products by the ultimate consumer. Re-order trade in spring goods by jobbers is not especially large, and business at first hands is held back, pending clearer views of price matters and crop pros pects. Collections are widely quoted as slow. Business failures in the United States for the week ending with March 3 were 184, against 254 last week, 219 in tht like week of 1909, 287 in 1908, 172 in 1907 and 177 in 1906. Businest- failures in CanaJa for the week number 22, which compares with 28 last week and 33 in the same week in 1909. —Bradstreet’s. MV Chicago— Cattle, common to prime, $4.00 to $8.25; hogs, prime heavy, $7.00 to $10.20; sheep, fair to choice, $4.50 to $8.00; wheat. No. 2, $1.17 to $1.19; corn, No. 2,59 cto 6i-; oats, standard, 46c to 47c; rye, No. 2, in c to 79c; hay, timothy, SIO.OO to $19.00; prairie, SB.OO to $15.00; butter, choice creamery, 28c to 30c; eggs, fresh. 18c to 21c; pota toes. per bushel, 30c to 40c. Indianapolis—Cattle, shipping, $3.00 to $7.50; hogs, good to choice heavy, $7.00 to $10.10; sheep, good to choice, $3.00 to $5.75; wheat. No. 2, T-l.l? ,rv $118; corn. No. 2 white, 59c to 60c; oats, No. 2 white. 45c to 46c. St. Louis—Cattle, $4.00 to $8.00; hogs, $7.00 to $9.90; sheep, $3.50 to $7.50; wheat, No. 2. $1.24 to $1.25; corn, No. 2,61 cto G2c; oats, No. 2, 45c to 46c; rye. No. 2,79 cto 81c. Cincinnati —Cattle, $4.00 to $6.75; hogs. $7.00 to $9.97; sheep, $3.00 to $6.65; wheat. No. 2, $1.20 to $1.23; corn, No. 2 mixed, 60c to 61c; oats, No. 2 mixed, 47c to 48c; rye. No. 2, 85c to 86c. Detroit —Cattle. $4 00 to $7.00; hogs. $7.00 to $9 80; sheep, $3.50 to $6.25; wheat, No. 2. $1.17 to $1.19; corn, No 3 yellow, 61e to 62c; oats, standard, 46< to 47c; rye. No. 1,82 cto 83c. Milwaukee —Wheat. No. 2 northern. sl.ll to $3 16; corn, No. 3,61 cto 63c oats, standard, 46c to 47c; rye, No. ’, 79c to 80c; barley, standard, 70c <o 71c; pork, mess, $25.00. Buffalo Cattle, choice shipping steers, &4.00 to $7 00; hogs, fair to choice. SB.OO to $10.20; sheep, common, to good mixed. $4.00 to $7.40; iambs, fair to choice, $5.00 to $9.70. New York—Cattle. $4 00 to $6.80; hogs. SB.OO to $10.00; sheep, $4.00 to $6.50; wheat, No. 2 red. $1.27 to $1.28; corn. No 2,66 cto 67c; oats, natural, white. 52c to 54c; butter, creamery, 29c to 32c; eggs, western, 19c to 21c. Toledo Wheat, No. 2 mixed, sl.lß to $1.19; corn, No. 2 mixed. 61c to 62c; oats, No. 2 mixed. 46c to 47c; rye. No. 2. 80c to 81c; clover seed, $7.85. NOTES OF CURRENT EVENTS President Lewis, of the United Mine Workers, announced that an average of 10 per cent increase in wages throughout America has been granted. Robert W. Higbee, of Detroit, w.i* elected president of the National Wholesale Lumber Dealers’ Associa tion at Cincinnati. A State-wide local option bill was refected by the Maryland house of del egates by four votes. Patrick 11. Houlihan, of Chicago, ha* r* signed as general manager of the Al ton-Clover Leaf Railroad lines The international commission on control of tuberculosis among domestic animals adjourned in Detroit, and will meet next in Ottawa, May 19. ?'/ and 21. The Oklahoma State Senate passed the House bil! on the "white slave” traffic Penelty for violation of the law is two to twenty-two years’ im prisonment. At an election in Hiawatha Kan., the commission form of government was defeated by seventy-five votes. Mrs. Grace Gayou. 19 years old. was shot and killed at a Kansas City store b y juis illllson, who killed himself after he had beaten Jack Doyle, a ri val for Mrs. Gayou’s affections. Investigation is being made of the death of E. J. McGannon, a Clovis, N. M.. business men. whose body was found hanging In a cement plat t. Les ter Pick*, a cousin, was arrested. The striking mine engineers *t Butte, Mont., voted to return to work.