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E. B, THAYER, Publisher.
Figures from Washington show that
meat prices are higher throughout the
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
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
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
Jere F. Lillis, banker, who was
slashed by J. P. Cudahy in Kansas
City, announced that he will not pros
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.
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.
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
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
Victims of the snow slide and wreck
at Wellington, Wash., may reach a to
tal of 100.
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.
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
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
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,-
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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 Walkout in Sympathy with
Street Car Men Takes Effect
at .Midnight.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.”
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
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
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
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."
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.
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,
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
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
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.

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