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LATE NEWS CONDENSED. WISCONSIN WAIFS. John Kallgren was killed at Fish Creek near Washburn by getting caught under a falling tree. Harry, the 9-year-old son of M. W'. Conry, a farmer near Bruce, dropped dead at his home while playing with bis brothers. Burglars entered the store of the Daigneau Mercantile company at Boyceville and stole about S3O worth of merchandise and jewelry. AlbeF Wass of the government pier at Kenosha slipped and fell headlong intc an open gap. It is thought that he was knocked unconscious and smothered. John Kundert, the 10 year old son of a Montlcello farmer, struck his eye with a knife while carving a melon t‘or snmc boy friends and will probab ly lose the sight of it entirely. Two freight trains on the Sool line collided head-on at Sheridan. The crews jumped and saved their lives. Engineer Perry Zimmerman sustain ing a sprained ankle. A number of cars were demolished. A 4-y< ar-old boy in the care of Charles Anderson of Glenwood, hav ing knocked down Anderson s 2-year old daughter, proceeded to chop her head open. The babe was saved by its mother, and will recover. Francis Brlckley, a boy 12 years of age, had the toes of his right foot crushed while crawling between cars of a train on the Soo line at New Richmond the train starting to move while he had his foot on the couplers. Harry Harvey was caught in the machinery at the Harvy Spring com pany’s plant at Racine and his right hand was so badly mangled that it had to be amputated. Harvey gradu ated from the state university in June. Victor Theriot, employed in the ve neer mill of the Paine Lumber com pany at Oshkosh, sustained three frac tured ribs, and it is feared sustained internal injuries when crushed be ween log and timber beams in the mill. Hobart Stark, an employe In the electrical department at the Kimber ly-Clark company mill at Kimberly, w;i.s painfully burned about the eyes, face and hands while attempting to close off the electric current on the dynamo. i>r. G- R. Egeland of Ephriam, near Sturgeon Bay, lias been appointed by Governor Davidson as a member of ■ bo state park board to succeed Sen der E. E. Brown of Waupaca, re signed. 1 homas Sullivan, who lived upon a farm near Alauston, Wis., has disap peared. lie left a letter in a mall ’Ox directing one of his neighbors to look after his stock. He lived alone upon his farm. Veggmen attempted to blow open he large safe of the Osceola Mill and Elevator company, but succeeded in getting only the dial off. The entered *he front door with a skeleton key, .inving broken into the mill and the levator to secure tools. 'lurry Nelson, former owner of the power and light company at Waterloo, was killed when his automobile over turned while he was on his way home - 10 m Watertown. Nelson was pinned under the car. Michael Teskey, who accompanied him, was not hurt. John Zilke lias been sentenced to 'Vanpun prison for three years on a ]"ea ;,) guilty to arson in the circuit our.: ;,i Wausau. He is accused of having sot fire to the Rev. A. F. Lem ke’s home in Wausau two years ago to cover up traces of robbery. destroy and the grocery depart ment and a portion of the dry goods i apartment ot the Jones Lumber and 'iercantile company at Black River alls. The loss on the stock is SIO,OOO uni On building was badly damaged, he insurance amounts to $7,000. In an effort to save the life of Mrs. aj arum Wild, wife of a well-known I ’> iue: -man of Fond du Lac, who is ! suffering from blood poisoning caused : b; a prick from a rose thorn, drain ba\ been placed in her right , extending from her hard to her : mier. Mrs. Wild pricked the ; bomb on her right hand while plac- i m.. roses on the coffin of Mrs. Ella ' Waters, a li e long friend. DOMESTIC. W. s. Kenneth of Sacramento, Ca., j 101 l from the third floor o*’ the Rome hotel at Omaha down the elevator shaft anj was killed. Hans Christianson of Sisseton, S. D.. committed suicide by jumping ; from a boat into Lake Traverse. He had been on a spree. 'W. H. Marker, former cashier of the 'First National bank at Tipton, led., was arrested in connection with the alleged defalcation ot $103,000 .C :he bank’s funds. The Hotel Strathcona, one of the oldest and most fashionable hostel ries at Xiagara-on-the-Lake was des troyed by fre. Many of the guests had to flee for tneir lives. The mangled body of an unidenti- . tied man was found on the railroad bridge near Conesville, lowa. He is believed to have been struck by a j ‘rain and ground to pieces. Margaret Leathers laughed so I heartily at the performance at a the- i ater at New Orleans that she be came unconscicu.. and died before she | icould be taken flora the house. George Tischer, who was injured when a streetcar collided with a buggy in which he was riding, died at ■: hospital at Duluth. He was a for :• alderman and a commissioner of S . Louis county. An attempt at wholesale poisoning horses was made at Le Seuer, Mina., by some person who placed salt mixed with paris green in twelve feed boxes. The poison wag discov ered before any had been eaten. President Kemp of the Illinois Wesleyan university was notified that yhe $30,000 tendered the college by Andrew Carnegie, conditional that SOO,OOO be raised was ready, the con dition having been complied with. Twelve persons were k’llcj and six wounded in an explosion on the branch of the Florida East Coast rail way near Miami, Fla. This is the u*w extension bemg built by H. M. jpr . . _ 5- Standard Oil magnate. Riding on a train of empty ore cars, which were being backed do#/n into the Eveleth, Minn., open pit, Frank Parker, a brakeman, twenty-one years, of age formerly of Menasha, Wis., fell b math the wheels. Twenty-eight cars passed over him. Five lives were lost in the sinking of the Alaska Steamship company’s steamer Ohio off Steep Point, Alaska. There were 128 passengers on board, but all these escaped, the victims be ing from among the crew. The loss of the steamer and cargo is total. Hans Christianson of Sisselton. S. D., committed suicide by jumping from a boat Into Lake Traverse. Christianson had been in town sev eral days in company with a boy named Johnson, son of a Sisselton liveryman, and went on a spree. Harry K. Thaw, who is protesting against his treatment in the Mattea wan state hospital for insane crimin als, will receive no different treat ment there Mora that shown to other patients of the same sort, according to Supt. C. V. Collins of the state prison department. While raiding a house supposed to harbor thieves. Sheriff Plunkett and State’s Attorney Heffron at Dead wood, S. D., met with stiff resistance, but lodged two men in jail. The ar rests were made on complaint of E. R. Harding of Lead, who said he had been robbed of a gold watch and chain and hat at the resort. Judge Byron Preston of Oskaloosa, lowa, handed in an opinion ousting A. M. Henderson as mayor of Marengo and upholding the new' Cossin law passed by the last legislature which provides that officials in lowa may be removed from office for intoxication and other causes. Attorney Generaf Byers show'ed that Mayor Henderson w’as amenable to the lav/. James Garrett, foreman of a print ing company at Evansville, Ind., shot his wife through the head, tried to kill his 7 year old son. and ended his own life. Garrett brought the boy to Indianapolis to try to persuade his wife to return to Evansville with them. She refused and Garrett shot her, shot at his son, but missed him. P. M. Peterson, a Nebraska land man, is out a roll of $l2O as the re sult of becoming 100 well acquaint ed with strangers be met while in Pipestone, Minn. The strangers gave the names of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Wright and Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Jer ral, and they became so friendly that Peterson remained in their company some time and th.cn found that his money was nib sing. Because John Ryan, a well known mining man, is about to die of tuber culosis, a district judge at Butte, Mont., dismissed a charge of murder against him that death may ensue with Ryan’s name cleared of any stain. Ryan killed his brother-in-law, Mooney, a year ago with the latter’s own gun, when Mooney thought to kill him. Ryan would say nothing in his own defense and much mystery is at- ! trailed to the affair. He was out on bonds. LABOR AND INDUSTRY. The Paine Lumber company has made plans for a large brick factory at Oshkosh. Power was turned on at the Marty cold storage plant at Brodhead. While the plant is not yet complete, it is im perative that the cooling process be started. The offices are nearly com pleted. Fred Miller has disposed of his stock in the Miller Manufacturing company at Monroe to Adam Elmer. Mr. Miller had thirty-five shares in (he company. Mr. Miller will push a metal punch and shearing machine which be has patented. The Marathon Paper Mills company has let a contract to Ernest Weide lich for the erection of ten cottages at the paper mill, work to begin at once. The company plans to have ad ditional hop sop CrJE' y: time lor employ 3 s. The heaviest crops in several sea sons will lie the yield in the west part of Pan Claire counts - according to the predictions of the farmers. The \ corn crop which was thought greatly ! hurt l-y t&o 'Vvtr'sht kc* ‘rnieS nvn j better than last year Cus Honold of Shenoygan nas be- | gun tlie manufacture of anew patent 1 limit rtakers* embalming board of i which he is the inventor. The embalm ing board is so made that it can be neatly folded together and placed in a case similar to a suit case and thus easily carried. Work on the new $15,000 water reservoir of the Eau Claire Water company has been abandoned for the present. It will be resumed next spring, when it is expected water meters will have been placed in every place using water in the city. The government has granted the petition of residents of the Fox River valley and instructed the Xeenah and Menasha Water Power company to draw more water from the level of Lake Winnebago, giving at the pres ent time 20 per cent first water of the normal How of the river. Eighteen water power companies with a total capitalization of S3.2O*V 000, all paid In. ha >f? fiiru ai liv*co ui incorporation in Michigan. L. A. Wood of New York. Cxeorge E. Hardy of Englewood, X. J.. and E. Clark of De troit. Mich., are the principal stock holders cf the various companies. The Central Lumber company at Depere bag started *he manufacture of stave silos and already orders for about twenty-five have been secured. The silos are manufactured in all sizes and it is said to be the only silo on the market that can be opened up dean from the top to the bottom. Members oi the Society of Equity effected the organization of the Mara thon Equity Produce comparfy and will incorporate as soon as sufficient stock is subscribed. Xo person is al lowed more than five shares. Frank Gassner of Marathon has been elect ed president, Ernest Riugle of Rib Falls, secretary, and Herman Schlitter of the latter place treasurer. The large derrick being used to raise ihe marble blocks of the new t Bank of Sheboygan building, broke. IOWA COUNTY DEMOCRAT, MINERAL POINT, WIS., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9. 1909. Three tons of marble fell a distance of thirty feet where it was imbedded in the ground. Contractor Guenther narrowly escaped deaths the broken derrick striking within two inches of his head where he was working at the time. PURELY PERSONAL. General John F. Weston, U. S. A., ill at San Francisco, is reported Im proving. John W. Riddle, retiring American ambassador to Russia, was given a farewell dinner in St. Petersburg on August 30. Samuel A. Charles of Jersey City, N. J., has been elected national coun cilor of the order of United American Mechanics. W. E, Corey, president of the Unit ed States Steel corporation, is con fined to his houde in New York by a dislocated aaide Th e Rev- Eugene Butterman, now stationed at Jerusalem, has been chosen head of the Franciscan order in the middle west. William H. Singer, the wealthy Pittsburg man. injured in an automo bile accident near Matunuck, L. 1., is better and the physicians hope that he may survive. Postmaster H. H. Judson of Farm ington, Minn., begun on the second cycle of twenty-five years as postmas ter here. He celebrated his silver anniversary yesterday. Governor Davidson has appointed A. J. Blair of Milwaukee, general manager of the Lake Shore Stone company as a delegate to the nation al good roads convention to be held at Cleveland, 0., on Sept. 21 to 23. Orley Meadows, who holds a posi tion in the sanitary department of the United States government at Pan ama, is now enjoying a several weeks’ vacation with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Meadows at Oconomowoc. The Racine fire- department will lose two of its veteran members September I, as Henry Blake, assist ant fire marshal, and Samuel Mcll rath, pipeman, have resigned. Mr. Blake ha s been a member of the de partment for over thirty years and Mr. Mcllrath for twenty-four years. OBITUARY. Myron A. Shaw, an aged physician of Durand, Wis., dropped dead while pulling corn at his home. Samuel Sanders of Spring Valley dropped dead on the street. He had liv4 ij>. Pierce county forty years. Charles M. Cooke, a multi-million aire and one of the leading financiers of Hawaii, is dead following a sec ond stroke of paralysis and a severe illness, extending over several months. Thomas Smith, for thirty-five years a well known contractor of St. Paul, died at Glendive, Mont. He and his partners broke the ground for the Ryan hotel and other large buildings in St. Psul Lucius N.* VviUiamson, a veteran rtnoe salesman, died at Mercy hospit al at Janesville after a .stroke of paralysis which rendered him help less. William Kyle Anderson, a promi nent capitalist of Detroit, who was for two years American consul at Han over, Germany, died at his home. Mr. Anderson was a native of Owensboro. Ky. Daniel L, Ames, one of the most noted handwriting experts in the country, died at his home at Mountain View aged (18 years. He figured in Identifying important documents in the trial of Capt. Dreyfus in Paris, the Botkin trial, the Fair will case, and the trial of Rolan Molineux. Captain F. Wilke died at his home in Osceola, Wis., at the age of seventy three years of chronic nephritis. He had resided in that county about thirty years. He was a prominent citizen and held many offices of trust. During Cleveland's administra tion hr served as postmaster. Before coming to America he was a sea cap tain on a German sailing vessel. He is survived by an aged widow. P. - . J. O. Ackerman, one of the best known physicians and turfmen in Wis consin, died after a long illness, aged 68 years. Ho had been a resident of Wisconsin sixty-two years and a practicing physician of Fond dn Lac twenty-eight, years. He served three years and two months in the civil war enlisting when 19 years old. and was with Sherman on his famous march to the sea. In later years he had given much attention to fast horses, owing Blue Pine and Sally Conway, now do ing the fair circuits. He is survived by a wife, one son, George W. Acker man. of Marquette, Mich., and one daughter, Mrs. C. E. Brown of Fond du Lac. Gen. Jeremiah H. Gilman, U. S. A., retired, credited with having ordered the first rifle shot fired in the civil war. is dead at Manhattan Beach, New York. He was 79 years old. Gen. Ciiman was graduated from West Point in 1856. On the outbreak of the civil war Lieutenant Gilman, with Lieutenant Slemmer and seventy sol diers belonging to company G, First Fnited States artillery, held Fort Pickens. It is asserted that the first rifle shot in the war was fired when seven confederate soldiers tried to pass the pickets at night. Upon the war's close Gi’man was appointed assistant commissary general at Washington and served until retired, under the age limit. Nov. 11. 1595. - , Murder at Rhinelander. Rhinelander, Wis., Sept. s.—William Scofield, a night foreman, was mur dered last nigh: in the basement of a veneer factory. His skull was crushed in several places. Scofield had trouble in the evening with several men who were discharged on account of intoxi cation. One of them, Louis Anserine was arrested. Death of Clyde Fitch. Chalons-Sur-Marne. France. Sept. 5. —Clyde Fitch, the American play wright, died last night He was un , conscious since ?, o'clock yesterday af ternoon. LEI SKEPTICS GO 10 POLE SAYS COOK THEY'LL FIND BRASS TUBE UNDER FLAG HE PLANTED THERE. NOTHING BUT ICE AT TOP OF EARTH—TELLS OF RE TURN TRIP. _ * London, Sept. 4. —A dispatch from Skagen from a correspondent who in terviewed Dr. Cook aboard the Hans Egede says; “As I boarded the steamer somebody gave Dr. Cook a bouquet. Tears dim med his eyes as he buried his face in their fragrance. ‘lt is years since I have seen flowers’ said the explorer. “He looked the picture of health. Only when he smiled one noticed the loss of two teeth. A fight wiih a bear did that,’ he said, and continued, ‘you can tell the world I am in better con dition than at any time and look for ward with an appetite to the promised festivities. My dinners were poor during the last few years, and I have to make up for iV “Regarding his discovery Dr. Cook said; ‘“April 21, I made several observa tions. Great joy came over us, we were only sixteen miles from the de sired spot. The last stretch was tne easiest made, although the ice was very broken. But I shouted like a boy The Eskimos were surprised at my gaiety. When 1 made my last obser vation and found I was standing on the pole, I, too, tried to feel the sen sation. f planted the stars and stripes in the ice field, my heart grew warm when I saw it wave. “How does the north pole look?” was asked. “ Well’ said Dr. Cook, ‘There is nothing to see bur ice. There are more holes there than at the eighty-seventh degree, which shows> that there is more drift here. I stopped two days and it was not easy to say goodbye to the spot. “ ‘Sitting at the pole T could not help smiling at the people who would call the expedition a humbug. Tue only thing I put up against this is what the York Eskimos told Knud Ras mussen. Let skeptics go to the north pole. They will find a small brass tube which I buried under the flag. The tube contains a short statement about the trip. I could not leave my card because I did not have one. “ ‘Perhaps I should have stayed there longer. The eskiraos were un easy and the clogs howled fee "fully and 1 turned southward. You cannot turn any other direction at the pole.’ “Describing the return Dr. Cook said: “ ‘We did 20 miles a day until we readied the eighty-seventh degiee. Then the ice moved eastward. A fog swept around us and kept us three weeks. We giot no further than the eighty-fourth degree. Then we bagan a heavy walk towards Heibergsland and another three weeks’ fog. When that cleared, I saw we had drifted southwest to Ringnestand, and June 20 found the first animals on the re turn, bear and seal. We shot a bear. “ ‘And now our goal was the whal ers at Lancaster Sound. We followed the drift ice south 80 miles a day, but was stopped by pack ice at Welling ton canal, impassable by boat or s|edge. Here was lots of game, but we did not dare to shoot it as we had only 15 bullets left. In Jones Sound we found open water and met wolves, with which some of our dogs ran away. “ ‘Now we spent day and night in an open boat 10 miles from shore. This lasted two months, while storms often raged. At last we got ashore again, but had no fuel and ate birds raw. When we found fuel we had a feast. We had manv fights with musk oxen, which attacked us. Our best weapon w as a lasso.’ ” The story quotes Dr. Cook in con clusion ; “ ‘Say, that day we reached our stores at Etah was greater than April 21. I long to get back to civilization, to press my wufe to my heart. I am the happiest man living. Tell the world I thank God I am back.’ ” BOARDS SAVE MANY LIVES. But Two Caterers Were Killed By Sewer Ditch Cavein. Chicago, Lnd., Sept. 5. —Two men were killed, and six injured at East Chicago. Indiana, yesterday when the walls of a sewer ditch ten feet high caved in on 25 workmen. Hundreds of rescuers immediately began' an at tempt to reach the buried men before they suffocated. The first two bodies taken out were dead. After anotner hour of digging it was found that all others were alive as the boards a' the side of the ditch had fallen over them in such a manner that they were pro tected. LABOR OFFICIALS NAMED. Superintendents of Employment Bu reaus Named by Governor. Governor Davidson today reap pointed William A. Baker of Milwau kee to be superintendent of the free employment bureau in that city. To the same position in the La Crosse bureau, T. A. McMullen of La Crosse Wis., reappointed. Both appointmen t are for two years and the salary in each case is $9OO per year. WHITEWASH TRUST COMPANY. Special Committee to In.estigate Hcinze-Joyce Deal Find Ns Ev !. New York. Sept. 4. —The special committee of directors of the Wind sor Trust company, consisting of The odore P. Shouts and August Heckse her, appointed to investigate the company's part in the Heinze-Joyce $50,000 loan, reported yesterday that ‘"here is no actual wrong doing by any officer or employe of the company unless it were the acceptance by Loan Clerk Birmingham of $250 in connection with the transaction.”' The board concluded however, that the Joyce transaction should not have been entertained by thecompany. $3,375 DUTY ON SINGLE AIRSHIP Washington, Sept, 4. —That the Payne tariff will subject imported aeroplanes to a duty of forty per centum ad valorem, is indicated by a statement from the treasury depart ment. There is no provision for tfhe assessment of a duty on flying ma chines, but the Payne law provides a duty of forty five percentura on all ar ticles of which metal is a component material of chief value. The motor seems to be the part most valuable of an aeroplane. The Wrights have named a price of $7,500 on tihese ma chines and the duty on one of these built in their British or French factory therefore will be $8,375. HOLDS BIG FOUR RESPONSIBLE. Coroners Jury Say# Dangerous Cross ing Caused Fatality. Kankakee, 111., Sept. 4. —A coroner’s jury ysterday held the Big Four rail road company responsible for the death of Mrs. George Granger of Kan kakee, Miss Genevieve Rabig, of Chi cago, and the injury of five others, when ati automobile wherein they were riding was struck by a train a fortnight ago. The jury concluded that the dangerous crossing caused the fatality. TWO KILLED IN KENTUCKY RIOT EIGHTEEN MEN ARE ARRESTED AFTER BLOODY FIGHT WITH MILITIA. Frankfort, Ky., Sept. 5. —In one of the fiercest riots ever known in this city between militiamen and civilians last night, Seregant Ingram Tate, of Somerset, member of the state militia, and Jeff Cook, a civilian, were killed while William Nichols, Joe Conway and Alex McNally were fatally shot. The riot began in a tenderloin saloon following a brawl. Privates Phillips and Ted Devine, members of Tate’s company, identified Joe Nichols" as the man who fired the shot that killed Tate. Nichols and 18 others were ar rested. The house was almost shot to pieces by the troops in an effort to gain entrance apparently to lynch the men whom they thought had killed their comrade. For more than an hour the 13 ment held the fort against the whole second regiment. Resi dents of that section extinguished lights and retreated to cellars for safe ty. Every person attempeing to leave the neighborhood was halted at the points of bayonets, every wagon was searched hoping to find the men who started the riot. Finally after a con ference between Colonel Allen, com manding the regiment, and County Judge Polsgrove. Chief of Police Sian gan accompanied by soldiers searched the building and in the top story found men huddled together. All were arrested and taken to jail, which is being guarded by soldiers to prevent ] lynching. COOT MD TIFT EXCHANGE NOTES PRESIDENT TELLS EXPLORER HE’S GLAD AMERICAN FOUND POLE. Beverly, Sept. G.—President Taft yesterday made his first official com ment upon Dr. Cook's discovery oy cabling the explorer his warmest con gratulations. Cablegrams were ex changed between Dr. Cook and the president. The explorer’s message was as follows: “I have the honor to report to tne chief magistrate of the United States that I have returned, having reached the north pole. (Signed) Frederick A. Cook.” The president cabled Dr. Cook the following rer#y; “Your dispatch received. Your re port that you have reached the north pole calls for my heartiest congratula tions, and stirs the pride of all Amer icans that this feat which so long has baffled the world has been accom plished by the intelligent energy and wonderful endurance of a fellow countryman.” Always a great newspaper reader, President Taft has taken a deep in terest in the news since Wednesday afternoon and the controversy which Dr. Cook's feat aroused among the experts, but he withheld comment un til receiving yesterday the personal cablegram which Dr. Cook evidently filed as soon as he reached Copen hagen. Insane Prisoner Kills Another, Medford. Wis., Sept. s.—Patrick Decoursey was beaten to death in jail j with a shoe by John Heinz, a young ! farmer who was placed there to await removal to Oshkosh after being ad judged insane. The body of Helen Florence Dixon, a political orator and actress of 2b years ago. has been lying unclaimed at Denver. She was a populist partv worker in the early '9os, but had been living in retirement for ten years. MANF^fj %ggs *A. „<*. AN alfa 9P£>^ POSTAL OtfiClT STILL GROWING POSTMASTER GENERAL HITCH COCK SAYS ’TWILL BE $20,- 000,000 FOR 1909. WILL ATTEMPT RETRENCHMENT —RURAL DELIVERY TO BE INVESTIGATED. Beverly, Mass., Sept. —Postmaster General Hitchcock told President Taft yesterday that the postotlice depart ment will show a, detieit of more than twenty million dollars lor the year ended June JO, 1900, the largest in its history, due largely to ihe extensions of service and the business depres sion. Mr. Hitchcock finds the prob lem of how to eut and keep the standard up a dillieuit one. Every branch is to be examined. Now at work in Washington is a commission of experts examining the registry de partment. When the commission has iinished Mr. Hltcucock will summon the money order experts to make an examination of the money order divi sion, which is showing a growing deficiency. The postmaster general thinks it should soon be placed on a self sustaining basis. Rural free delivery also is to be ex amined. The system was received with so much enthusiasm that in some instances it was expanded be yond the needs of the sections served. Air. Hitchcock believes that in some cases rural deliveries can be made by contract at a saving to the govern ment. it is not the intention to in terfere with the efficiency of the service. The subject of “franking” privilege, or sending matter through the mails free, by government officials, also wall come in for a share of consideration. President Taft promises economy in the postal service. MARKET OUTLOOK. Action at the End of Summer, and What It Foreshadows. New York, Sept. 3. —In the course ol every year there are stated periods which are looked to by Wall street for an indication of what is in store for financial markets. The close ol Augut and opening of September is one of these, for several reasons. Just how far does the market, late in August and early in September, give a clue to the course of events later on m the business season? Experience chows that the period in question usu ally marks a change from the summer markets, bu: is still an uncertain guide to the future. East autumn, al most up to election time, was a period of disordered markets, yet die clos ing week of August and the first week of September witnessed rising prices, and although, later a September, the advance slackened, misgivings con cerning the approaching election had not even began. In the same two weeks of J 907, prices rose smartly from the low level fixed by the “Rogers liquidation.” So little was the approaching Octo ber panic then foreshadowed, that in the fortnight ending September 7, St. Paul and Amalgamated copper went up 7 points each, Reading and Union Pacific 11 each. Northern Paci fic 15. in 1906, on the other hand, the violent speculation which had fol lowed the Harriman dividends, sud denly" came to grief when, in the first week of September, it ran foul of a 40 per cent money rate and an exhausted credit market. In that case, the fut ure was pretty well foreshadowed. Yet in 1905, when, as in 1906, money tightened ominously at the opening of September, and when the “bull mar ket” wavered temporarily under its influence, heavy bo. rowings from Eu rope fortified the very rich specula tors, and the advance was boldly aqd obstinately resumed, and was main tained throughout the autumn. Here are four years when very dif ferent weather signs were raised at the end of August, and with wide di vergence in their accuracy as indices to the future. In general, it may be said that. the end of August has al most invariably marked a change in Sto' k Exchange conditions from those which had prevailed throughout the summer. In 1906 and 1905, the mar kets which ushered in September cor rectly foreshadowed what was to be the course of events in the ensuing autumn. In 1907 exactly the contrary was ’rr- and in 1908, the September j market v at least a poor indication of th future. The break a. ! |/f BAKING fV V POWDER COMPLIES WITH ALL PURE FOOL* LAWS Makes the Baking Sweeter, Lighter Always works right NO FAILURES Costs IiOU Loss NO TRUST PRICES 25 Ounces for 23 Cents BEST AT ANY PRICE or your money back prices, which lias been in progress during the present week, resembles none of these other periods, which makes its sequel a matter of pecul iarly interesting conjecture. SCIENCE NOTES. Last year $56,000,000 was spent by the railroads of the United Slates for cross ties. The average price of the ties was 50 cents. Forty-three per cent of the ties were of oak and 10 per cent of yellow pine. Owing to the growing scarcity of suitable tim ber. other woods are being used af ter treatment with various preserva tives, anl it has been found that these treated woods outlast the more ex pensive untreated oak ties. A French chemist has recently pro claimed that eider is an antidote for typhoid fever. The acid in it is the agent, as it destroys the germs. Cider in Europe is more generally used ns a beverage than in this country. Ger mans appear to prefer eider after it becomes sour, hut Americans usually prefer it while it is sweet. The success of the electrically illu minated baseball grounds ai Cincin nati, 0., has been so pronounced that it is now proposed to have football games, as well, on the illuminated field. JAPAN AND CHINA END DIFFERENCES Tokio, Sept. 5. —The foreign office announced yesterday that, the agree ment. between Japan and China was signed in Pekin at } o’clock yester day morning. The text of the agree ment will he published in a few days. The agreement between the two ori ental governments concerns Manchu rian railway concessions and the ques tion has been at issue since early last spring. It is generally understood that by the terms of (he agreement Japan secures control of central rail way franchises In Manchuria and the right to construct other lines, as well as the privilege of loaning China half of the required capital for the con struction of the Kirin railway to the Corean border. Japan agrees to rec ognize Chinese sovereignty in tin* Chientao district, agrees that the tor minus of the Hsinmintun railroad he moved to the city of Mukden, and the amount of indemnities to be deter mined later. TRAIN CRUSHES FIVE SECTION MEN Springfield, 111., Sept. 5. Five sec tion hands, ail residing at _ Annum, near Springfield, were crushed o death yesterday when a, boxcar under which they had taken shelter from rain was haeked into by a train. The dead are: William CL Wilson, Joseph Thompson, Bind Gilliland, Pat rick Waters and Clan ace Sutton. Gilliland's head was severed, and Wil son. the foreman of the gang, lost hath legs, and had his skull fractured. Me died enroute to a hospital. CHICAGO MARKET. Livestock. Cattle —Receipts estimated at 300: market steady; beeves, email@example.com; Texas steers, firstname.lastname@example.org; western steers, email@example.com; stackers and feed ers, 3.25(g)u.20; cows and heifers, 2.25. @6.40; calves, firstname.lastname@example.org. Hogs—Receipts estimated at 6000; market 5-c higher; light, 7.80(77,8.35: mixed, email@example.com; heavy, firstname.lastname@example.org&; rough, email@example.com; good to choice* heavy, 7.65(g)8.37 Vz ; pigs 7.15(7? S.10; bulk of sales, 7.85(g8.20 Sheep—Receipts estimated at O'.O: market steady; native, 2.75@E4.70; western, 3.00@4,75; yearlings, 4.50 (n 5.50; lambs, native, firstname.lastname@example.org; west ern, 4.60 @7.75. Dairy. Butter —Steady; creameries, 29c; dairies, 22@26c. Eggs—Steady: receipts, 10,376; at mark, casts Included, 18c; firsts, 20c; prime firsts, SIVaC. Cheese —Strong: daisies, twins. 15 15 V* c: Young Ameiicas. ]6 c; Long Horn.-;, 16c. Produce. Potatoes —Strong; choice to fancy, 63®G3c; fair lo good, 60ft 02c. Poultry—Steady; turkeys, 17c; chickens, lsc; springs., 16c. Yeai—Steady: 50 to UO-poun.l weights, weights, 9%@'loc; 85 to 110-pound weights. 104@12c. Senator Chauncey M. Depew of New York may go to San Diego to reside permapentlly. He will spend the winter there at least.