OCR Interpretation

Iowa County democrat. [volume] (Mineral Point, Wis.) 1877-1938, September 09, 1909, Image 4

Image and text provided by Wisconsin Historical Society

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86086852/1909-09-09/ed-1/seq-4/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for 4

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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
General John F. Weston, U. S. A.,
ill at San Francisco, is reported Im
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
_ *
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
‘“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
“ ‘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
“ ‘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.’ ”
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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 ]
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
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
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.
%ggs *A. „<*.
AN alfa 9P£>^
000,000 FOR 1909.
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
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.
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. !
Makes the
Baking Sweeter, Lighter
Always works right
Costs IiOU Loss
25 Ounces for 23 Cents
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.
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
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.
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.
Cattle —Receipts estimated at 300:
market steady; beeves, [email protected];
Texas steers, [email protected]; western
steers, [email protected]; stackers and feed
ers, 3.25(g)u.20; cows and heifers, 2.25.
@6.40; calves, [email protected]
Hogs—Receipts estimated at 6000;
market 5-c higher; light, 7.80(77,8.35:
mixed, [email protected]; heavy, [email protected]&;
rough, [email protected]; 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, [email protected];
western, [email protected],75; yearlings, 4.50 (n
5.50; lambs, native, [email protected]; west
ern, 4.60 @7.75.
Butter —Steady; creameries,
29c; dairies, [email protected]
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.
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, 9%@'loc; 85 to 110-pound
weights. [email protected]
Senator Chauncey M. Depew of
New York may go to San Diego to
reside permapentlly. He will spend
the winter there at least.

xml | txt