SHEAR & KANE, Publishers.
J. H. KANE, Editor.
NEWS OF THE WEEK IN EPITOME
Important Events at Home and o•*
Foreign Shores Briefly
At the Capital.
According to advices received by
the war department in Washington
cholera has been stamped out in the
The trademarks and patents treaty
between Japan and the United States
and Japan and Great Britain are al
most completed. The summer holi
days of a number of officials have
delayed in order to secure xati
fication before the vacations.
If the consumption of anthracite
coal continues at the same rate at
which it has been going on for the
last several years it is estimated that
the supply will be entirely exhausted
in the year 2055. says Edward V. Par
ker of the United States geological
China is to have an arbitration
treaty with the United States. The
preliminary negotiations are now in
progress, and as soon as the terms
are agreed upon the convention will
be signed by Minister Wu aiul the
state department officials at Wash
Immigration to the United States
from all countries, particularly Rus
sia and Japan, showed a marked fall
ing off for the monUi of June as com
pared with the same month of 1907,
according to figures made public by
the bureau of immigration and natu
ralization. Tire total immigration ag
gregated 31,497, compared with 154,
734 in 1907, a decrease of 79 per cent.
John H. Pierce of Kewanee, 111
died in Chicago following an opera
tion two weeks ago. For a quarter ol
a century be had been prominent iD
the iion and steel trade.
Mrs. John B. Stetson, widow of the
late millionaire hat manufacturer ot
Philadelphia, is engaged to be mar
ried tO' Count Santa Eulalia, Portu
guese consul at Chicago.
J. A. Sommer, forty-two years old,
a veteran major league baseball
catcher, died of parqsis at his home
in Cleveland. Sommer onoe caught
for Amos Rusle. He' played with In
dianapolis, Chicago and Boston.
Judge Alfred M. Craig, more than
seventy-five years old, and one of tbs
wealthiest citizens of Galesburg, 111.,
has been joined in marriage to Miss
Mary Davis, who is thirty years his
junior. The bridegroom served as
judge of the supreme court of Illinois
for three years.
Two men were killed and a third
seriously hurt by a premature explo
sion in the Red Dog mine at Webb
William Pohlman, a somnambulist,
cut his throat in his sleep at St. Louis,
and only prompt work by physicians
saved his life.
During a fire in the Kline building
at Altoona, Pa., three persons were
electrocuted by live wires which
dropped in the street. .
As a result of eating matches, Ag
nes Boswell, the seventeen-months
old daughter of Edward Boswell, a St.
Louis horse buyer, died.
Five men were burned, two perhaps
fatally, by an overflow of molten met
al from a furnace in the plant of the
Wisconsin steel mills in South Chi
Gladys, the fifteen-year-old daughter
of E<1 Woodle of Lehigh, Iowa, was
killed by the breaking of a whif
fletree, which struck her in the pit of
Abraham Salerovitch, a fifteen-year
old telegraph messenger boy, was
crushed to death by a passenger ele
vator in the First National bank build
ing in Chicago.
Louis Schultz, nineteen years old,
was seized with cramps while bathing
in the Peshtigo river, near Menominee,
Mich., and drowned in spite of heroic
efforts made by his brother.
Silas W. Corey, Jr., sixty years old,
died suddenly at Fort Dodge, Iowa,
from ptomaine poisoning. He ate
salad dressing at a picnic Saturday
and had bean ill ever since.
Several men on the naval training
steamer Hawk at Cleveland were
badly scalded by the bursting of a
steam pipe. Charles Taylor, assist
ant engineer, probably will die as a
result of his injuries.
The year-old son of M. E. Dakins of
Marshalltown, Iowa, drank a quantity
of the water in which a patent fly
killer was soaking, and it was only
through the most strenuous efforts
of the physician and family that the
child was saved
NAME A TICKET
Hisgen ol Massachusetts and
Graves of Georgia Are
BRYAN'S NAME STARTS ROW
Kansas Delegate Tries to Place Him in
Nomination and Nearly Starts
President — Thomas L. Hisgen of
Vice President — John Temple
Graves of Georgia.
Chicago, July 30.—The above ticket
was last night nominated by the Inde
pendence party at its first national
The friends of Mr. Bryan made an
effort during the night session to
bring the name before the convention
and the man who attempted it nearly
produced a riot and narrowly escaped
physical violence at the hands of the
indignant delegates. The man who
sought to place Mr. Bryan in nomina
tion was J. I. Shepard of Fort Scott,
Kan. He did not succeed in his mis
sion, for, being called to order by the
convention and questioned by Chair
man Charles A. Walsh, he admitted
that it was his intention to name Mr.
Bryan. That was the first and last
time he mentioned the name of the
Hustled Out of Hall.
He was promptly ruled out of or
der by the chairman, and under the
guard of several seargeants-at-arms
he was hustled out of the hall, while
some of the incensed delegates vainly
attempted to strike him with their
fists and one of them swung at him
savagely with a cane.
The nomination of Mr. Hisgen was
made on the third ballot, his chief
competitors being Milford W. Howard
of Alabama and John Temple Graves
of Georgia. Reuben R. Lyon of New
York received a complimentary vote
on the first ballot, and William Ran
dolph Hearst had forty-nine friends
who voted for him on the first two
The nomination of Mr. Graves was
made unanimously, all the other can
didates having been withdrawn.
Permanent organization was per
fected at the afternoon session, with
Charles A. Walsh as permanent chair
Platform Is Adopted.
But little work was accomplished at
the first session because of a pro
tracted debate among the members of
the resolutions committee on the
question of how the currency plank
should be expressed. The tentative
draft of this plank provided for the
issuance of all moneys by the govern
ment. The platiorm as presented to
the convention demanded the creation
of a central governmental bank,
through which the currency should
pass to the people. The feature of a
central bank was strongly distasteful
to several members of the committee,
some of whom declared they had left
the Republican party because of its
adherence to this principle, and if
the Independence party was going to
advocate the seme doctrine they
might as we 1 return to their original
The platform was, however, accept
ed by the convention with every dem
onstration cf enthusiasm and the ut
terances of the party as expressed
PRINCE S VISIT ENDS.
Departure From Quebec Marked by
Scenes o: Enthusiasm.
Quebec, July 30. — The visit of the
prince of Wales came to an end last
niulu when the prince went aboard
the lattlcship Indomitable, which
sailed shortly after midnight. The
departure of his highness was marked
by the same scenes of enthusiasm
which marked his arrival a week ago.
Vice President Fairbanks and the
American army officers leave to-day.
Quebec will continue to celebrate
for several days.
GENEROUS TO CHIPPEWA.
William Irvine Gives City Park Site
Chippewa Fails, Wis., July 30.—Wil
liam Irvine, manager of the Chippewa
Lumber and Boom company yester
day presented Irvine Park with suffi
cient money to build a large pavilion.
Mr. Irvine has been instrumental in
securing 164 acres for the park and
presented the tract to the city and
recently canceled $5,000 worth of
TAFT ACCEPTS THE NOMINATION
Party Lines Are Forgotten in Notifies*
tion Ceremonies in
Cincinnati, July 30.—Officially noti
fied yesterday of his nomination for
the presidency by the Republican
party, William H. Taft, standing on
the portico of his brother's home in
this, the city of his nativity, formally
accepted the honor, pledged anew his
allegiance to the policies of President
Roosevelt and declared that the chief
function of the next Republican ad
ministration will be to clinch what
has been already accomplished by the,
present occupant of the White House.
In doing this, however, Mr. Taft point
ed out in what is regarded as
A Conservative Note
in his address that there will be seri
ous and difficult work to do principal
ly "to devise ways and moans by
which the high level of business in
tegrity and obedience to law which
he (President Roosevelt) has estab
lished may be maintained, and depar
tures from it restrained without un
due interference with legitimate busi
Mr. Taft attacked the Democratic
platform, assorting that most of its
deelrarations either are inconsistent
or disingenious. Mr. Bryan s policies
were held up as destructive.
Heard by Vast Audience.
The vast audience that heard the
candidate, filling porches, lawns and
streets surrounding the Taft resi
dence, and seeming not to mind the
intense heat, was responsive to Mr.
Taft's every mood, and there were
loud cries of "No! No!" when he
said: "I submit to those most inter
ested, to wage earners, to farmers
and to business men, whether the in
troduction' into power of the Demo
cratic party, with Mr. Bryan at its
head and with the business destruc
tion that it openly advocates as a
remedy for present evils, will bring
about the needed confidence for the
restoration of prosperity."
Mr.'Taft denounced the Democratic
anti-injunction plank as "vague and
ambiguous," in contrast to the Re
publican declaration, which he said
was "clear and unequivocal." Labor
and the rights of labor came in for
extensive consideration by Mr. Taft.
As to the publicity of contributions
for the purpose of carrying on the
campaigns, the candidate declared
that the selection of a treasurer from
the State of New York, bound by the
laws of that state as to the publica
tion of such expenditures, assured the
position of the Republicans as against
the mere declarations of their op
Mr. Taft said he believed in the
physical valuation of railroads, as
from time to time might be neces
sary, and that he personally favored
the direct election by the people of
the United States senators. The lat
ter question, Mr. Taft asserted, could
hardly be catalogued as a party issue.
Dealing with national expenditures and
the charges of a deficit, Mr. Taft de
clared that the deficit of one year oft
en is more than offset by the surplus
of another, and said that under the
present administration there has been
no deficit, but a surplus, which actual
ly is in the treasury.
The speech of Senator Warner,
chairman of the notification commit
tee, was brief and was received with
The occasion of the notification and
the acceptance was made a holiday
by the residents of Cincinnati, all of
whom, without regard to party affilia
tion, seemed to take some part in the
varying demonstrations. There were
concerts in the down-town parks, pa
rades, a flag-raising at the Taft house
hold. daylight fireworks, balloon as
censions, automobile rides and recep
tiens for the visiting members of the
notification committee, while last
night the heavens were ablaze for
hours with the varicolored lights of
exploding rockets, soaring bombs and
surprising effects of the modern fire
From the greeting of the morning
sun with a series of^ salutes from the
seven hills to the last dying flare in
the midnight sky, the day has locally
been written down as one of the most
notable in the history of the city.
Following the delivery of his
speech of acceptance, Mr. Taft was
called upon to review a parade of lo
cal and visiting militia and political
marching clubs, which occupied fifty
minutes in passing a given point.
KILLED BY FAST TRAIN
Speeding Into Sioux City With Injured
Man, Instantly Kills Peddler.
Sioux City Iowa, July 30.—While
speeding into Sioux City with Andrew
Peters who was probably fatally in
jured at Elk Point, the Milwaukee
passenger tr^in struck and instantly
killed Israel Alperowitz, a peddler,
while he was driving across the track
in the western part of the city.
AND BODY BURNED
Finding of Charred Body Re
veals Atrocious and Cunning
ly Planned Murder.
FEATURES DEFACFD BY ACID
Woman's Throal Was Cut and Body
Wrapped in Oil Soaked Mat*
tress and Fired.
New York, July 31.—In the finding
of the half charred body of a young
woman early yesterday morning in
an isolated section of Williamsburg,
Brooklyn, one of the most atrocious
and cunningly planned murders that
has been given to the police to solve
in many years was revealed. Death
was caused by a cut across the throat,
and then in an endeavor to utterly de
stroy all evidence of the crime the
murderer or murderers wrapped the
body in an oil-soaked mattress, pour
ed oil over the victim's clothing and
set fire to the bundle. A powerful acid
had previously been poured over the
face to obliterate the woman's fea
tures and make identification impos
Two Arrests Made.
Although two arrests have been
made, the police do not believe they
have in custody any one who can shed
any light on the mystery. The pris
oners are James Ruddick, an old man
who lived in a stable not far away
from where the body was found and
his son Joseph, a peddler, who dis
covered the body.
It was James Ruddick who notified
the police of the finding of the body.
He told three different stories, thus
exciting suspicion, and his arrest fol
lowed. First, he said that he discov
ered the body; next he said that an
unknown man discovered it, and later
he said that the "unknown man" was
in reality his son Joseph. This last
statement led to the arrest of Jo
Old Man Was Rattled.
But the police do not attach much
importance to Ruddick's conflicting
stories. He is very old and was la
boring under great excitement. He
will be put through the third degree
Ruddick, who was sleeping with his
father in a stable, saw the flames
about 4 .o'clock yesterday morning
and ran out to extinguish the blaze,
fearing it might spread to the stable.
He was horrified at finding the half
burned corpse tied in the oil-soaked
Scapular Is Only Clue.
It was impossible at first to tell
whether the charred body was that of
a woman or man. The sex was dis
closed at the coroner's autopsy.
A scapular was found on the mur
dered woman's breast, and this is
abaut the only clue the police have.
It was home-made and larger than is
ordinarily worn. With this slight clue
the police hope to discover the identity
of the victim. She was about thirty
old and had been a mother.
HOLD CROOK SUSPECTS.
La Crosse Police Retain a Few of
Those Rounded Up at Saengerfest.
La Crosse, Wis., July 31, — John
Painter, Henry Walters, Frank Mur
ray and John Williams, suspected of
being members of a gang of expert
pickpockets and crooks, are being
held here awaiting evidence from po
lice in nearby cities. All of the men
have been detained on minor charges
while their cases are being investi
gated. They were arrested during the
FATHER BRUTALLY BEATEN.
Son Said to Have Been Attacked Is
Charged With Assault.
Ishpeming, Mich., July 31.—Charged
with giving his father-in-law, Joseph
Mathies, aged seventy years, an un
merciful beating, as a result of which
the old man is reported in a precari
ous condition, Wilford Monarch has
Alleged Hold-up Victim Missing.
Huron, S. D., July 31.—The case of
Edward Karge, charged with robbing
a man at Wolsey, and who was arrest
ed at Redfleld, this -state, was dis
missed from custody by Justice Ged
dis on the ground that no prosecuting
witness appeared. The witness left
town a few days since and no trace
of him could be obtained.
Turks Grow Impatient.
Constantinople, July 31. — Street
demonstrations here have now prac
tically ceased, but public indignation
is growing at the delay in removing
the obnoxious ministers and govern
ment officials. Many reports are cur
rent of the dismissal and the flight of
various officials, but it is impossible
to ascertain the details.
JUDGE TAFT IS EIRED UPON
Unknown Man Fires at Steamer Carry
ing Taft and Distinguished Party
Cincinnati, July 31. — It became
known publicly yesterday that the
steamer Island Queen, which Thurs
day night conveyed Judge Taft and a
distinguished party, including the no
tification committee, up the Ohio
river, was fired upon by an unknown
man upon a shanty boat moored on
the Ohio side of the river, opposite
Dayton, Ky. Several shot from the
spent charge hit, but did not serious
ly injure Mrs. Charles B. Russell of
this city, who was standing with her
husband near the rail, on the deck,
directly below where Mr. Taft was at
the time standing. An investigation
of the affair is being made by the
steamboat company. C. B. Russell
"I was standing at my wife's side,
but none of the shot struck me. It
was lucky we were not close to the
Ohio shore. I saw the man plainly,
and at first thought him merely an
enthusiastic celebrator. I do not like
to believe that the shot was fired with
malicious intent, and it may have
been only chance that the spent
charge struck just below where Judge
Taft was sitting."
PROMINENT BROKER DEAD.
T. A. McIntyre, Who Failed for $1,
500,000, Passes Away.
Baltimore, Md., July 31—Thomas A.
McIntyre, who was head of the failed
firm of T. A. McIntyre & Co., died
T. A. McIntyre & Co., a prominent
stock exchange house, failed lor over
$1,500,000, following which McIntyre
was indicted on charges of larceny
growing out of various transactions
alleged to have been fraudulent. He
was in ill health a? the time of the in
dictment and has been failing rapidly
since that time. A hearing was set
for the case on July 7, but his condi
tion then was such that a postpone
ment was necessary.
SVEN HEDIN IS SAFE.
Report From Swedish Explorer Ends
Anxiety in Regard to Expedition.
Simla, July 31.—A caravan that has
arrived at Lhassa from Leh, in (he
valley of the Indus, brings a report
that Sven Hedin, the Swedish explor
er, is in good health and that his car
avan is in good condition. A pro
tracted silence from Sven Hedin gave
rise to anxiety with regard to his
safety, which will be set at rest by
the Lhassa report.
MURDERS SONS; KILLS SELF.
Homesteader's Wife Commits Acta
While Insane. ,
Bonesteel, S. D., J my 31. — Mrs.
Frank Pinkham, wife of a homestead
er near Bonesteel, last night cut the
throats of her two boys, aged fourteen
years and six months, and then com
mitted suicide by cutting her own
throat. Ill health is supposed to have
unbalanced her mind. The older lad
may possibly recover.
HEARST MADE CHAIRMAN.
Chosen to Head National Committee
of Independence Party.
Chicago, July 31. — The national
committee of the Independence party
elected William B. Hearst as chair
man; C. F. S Neal of Indiana and M.
W. Howard of Alabama vice chair
men and Charles A. Walsh of Iowa
Latest Quotations From Grain and
Live Stock Centers.
St. Paul, July 31. — Wheat — No. 1
hard, $1.13; No. 1 Northern, $1.11;
No. 2 Northern, $1.09. Corn—No. 3
yellow, 74 3-4c. Oats—No. 3 white,
50 3-4 @52 3-4c.
Minneapolis, July 31.—Wheat—No.
1 hard, $1.13; No. 1 Northern, $1.11;
No. 2 Northern, $1.09. Corn—No. 3
yellow, 74 3-4c. Oats — No. 3 white,
50 [email protected] 3-4c.
Duluth, July 31. — Wheat — No. 1
hard, $1,171-2; No. 1 Northern,
$1,161-2; No. 2 Northern, $1,12 1-2.
Flax—$1.24 1-2. Oats—41 3-8c.
Chicago, July 31. — Wheat — No. 2
red, 90 3-4c; No. 2 hard winter, 91 @
92 l-2c. Oats—No. 3 white, [email protected],
Corn—No. 2 white, [email protected] l-2c.
Milwaukee, July 31. — Wheat—No.
1 Northern, [email protected]; No. 2 North
ern, [email protected] Barley—No. 2, 70c.
Chicago, July 31. — Cattle—Beeves,
[email protected]; stockers and feeders,
[email protected]; cows and heifers, [email protected]
6. Hogs—Bulk, [email protected] Sheep—
Lambs, [email protected]
Sioux City, Iowa, July 31. — Cattle
—Beeves, [email protected]; stockers and
feeders, [email protected].50; calves anil year
lings, [email protected] Hogs — Range,
South St. Paul, July 31. — Cattle—
Grain-fed steers, [email protected]; cows and
heifers, [email protected]; veal calves, [email protected]:
good to choice stock steers, $3.25 @
3.60. Hogs—Bulk, [email protected] Sheep
- Yearlings, [email protected]; spring
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