Newspaper Page Text
THE PLYMOUTH TRIBUNE.
PLYMOUTH, IND. HENDRICKS V CO., - Publishers 1908 SEPTEMBER 1908 ßu Mo! Tu We Th Fr Jte rTTTl 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 o o o o -T P. Q.P. M.TUQ. ) 3rd. VSylOth. Vj 17th. N. M. 25th. FEATURES OF INTEREST ABOUT THAT WHICH HAS BEEN AND IS TO BE. All Bide and Condition of Thing are Shown. Nothing OvarlookoA to take It Complete. Men Meet Frightful Death. Three carpenters working on a tem porary scaffolding suspended on wire cables under the dome of the old cus tom house building on Wall street. New York city, now being remodeled for the National City bank, were hurl ed through Ihe air to a skylight eighty feet below, when one of the support ing cables parted. Andrew O'Malley, twenty-seven ye:s old, was dead .hen picked up. Charles Clark, thirty years old. died a few minutes later. The third man, James Graham, thirty years old, was taken to a hospital In a. dying condition. O'Malley's body tore through the skylight and fell to the stone pavement on the ground fioor.eight stories below the scaffold, a distance of 125 feet The bodies of Graham and Clark struck the iron frame of the sky-light and were caught there. Fire Bug Threatened by Mob. John S. Sprouse, charged with arson, has been taken to Louisa, Ky., from near Cherokeo to escape mob violence. He is accused of having set Are to the residence of Charles Coop er, near Cherokee, resulting In the destruction of the property and the lives of two of Cooper's children. Two other children are in serious condition. -Cooper Is so ba.y burned that his recovery Is not expected. Mrs. Cooper also is seriously burned. The house had evidently bten set on fire at va rious points and was soon destroyed. Bloodhound stook up a trail at the house and followc-d it to Sprouse's house. Sprouse war; arrested and , taken to Louisa to escape death from the indignant citizens of Cherokee. Sprouse and Cooper had been engaged In a suit over lumber. Bees Do Deadly Work in Indiana. George Coffin, a wealthy Starke county farmer, is lying at the point of death as the result of being stung by a bee. He probably will not re cover. He became delirious alter be ing stung. Luella, the five-year-old daughter of J. M. Penrod, living near Hartford City, was severely stung by bumble bees while playing in her fath er's orchard. Mr. Penrod was called and went to her aid. He was severely hurt in rescuing her but the child was stung more th;in fifty times. She Is Id serious condition. Meyer Home Robbed. An investigation by detectives has begun to locate, if possible, a collec tion of valuable jewelry which was stolen from the summer home of Postmaster-General Von L. Meyei hi Ham ilton. Mass. The articles included a number of family jewels much treas ured, which were contained in a small box, a diamond necklace, a set of black pearls, a diamond pin and a num ber of other gems. The theft was affected while the family was at din ner. Big Bank Robbery in Canada. Five masked men dynamited the safe in the Provincial bank at St, Eutasche, ten miles from Montreal, and secured $12.C0Q. They held up the caretaker and kept a posse of cit izens at bay wi.'h. revolvers and made good their escape to Montreal. Two arrests have been made on suspicion. Victim Only Aided Thieves. Stephen Day, a politician living near Mendora, 111., hung lighted lanterns in his orchard to frighten away thieves. He awoke to find he had furnished light by which they cou'd strip the darkest corner. He kicked the lan terns to pieces. Boy Kilted by Pitched Ball. Morgan Cunningham, fifteen years old, while at bat in a baseball game at a west side park in Chicago, 111., was struck over the heart by a pitch ed ball and instantly killed. Young Farmer Killed. Jesse Van Osdol, a young farmer, was killed near Rising Sun. Ind.. by a tree falling on him. He was cutting the tree down and it caught him In ."ailing. Heinz Gives $25,000. H. J. Heinz, of fifty-seven varieties fame, ha3 contributed $25,000 to Wi nona Assembly for the erection of a Sunday School auditorium, which will be ready for occupancy at the opening of the assembly season next year. Fire at Crawfortsville Fair Ground. Fire at the grounds of the Montgom ery County Fair Association destroyed over 300 feet of stalls, used by horses that are entered for prizes. Advertising Agent Is Dead. Geore I. Itowt-II of New York, promi nent for many years in the newspa;er a'lvorri-.Inj; business. d-d at the Poland Springs hotel. Poland Springs, Me., fol low; as aii illness of more than a month. Long Fast Wins a Husband. Miss Etta Friseilla Grove, the Chicago school teacher, who won fain by fasting forty days in Long Beach. Cal.. recently married Grant Earler of Willow ttrook. Mr. and Mrs. Harber met while the brkle was undergoing her Ion fast and the young man .n.j.vs he loved her because of her determination to continue the fast. , Cobbers Plunder Safe. Fire masked re?n djiamited the safe in the Provincial Bank at St. Eustache, ten miles from Montreal. Canada, and se cured $12,000. They held up the care taker and kept a posse of citizens at bay with revolvers and made their escape fo Mr ntreal. More New Battleships. As soon as President Roosevelt ap proves the plans of the new battleships of the Dreadnought typ?, the Florida and the Utah, work ou the Florida will be b-.-gun at the Brooklyn navy yard. Bids will be asked for l-uilding of the Utah. $2,000,000 NEW ORLEANS FIRE. Members of Department at Picnic and Flames Get Big Start. Fire in the center of the commercial district of New Orleans swept over por tions of three blocks, destroying a large number of wholesale houses, manufactur ing plants and small stores. Originating at Bienville and Chartres streets, the flames worked their way north as far as Conti street and west toward Royal, bringing about a loss of about $2,000,000. At the time the alarm was turned in the New Orleans firemen were in the midst of their annual picnic at a suburban park, and the engines and patrols re sponded with a mere handful of men. Among the establishments burned were : Central Glass Company; George D. Scott, lighting and electrical instruments; Hei denheim. Levy and Weiss, shirt manu facturers; Hoeshn & Dieth. wholesale mil linery; Kost Commission Company; Paul Gelpi ii Sons, wholesale liquor dealers; New Orleans Junk Company ; Isidor Keiffer & Co., boots and shoes, and Thom as L. Harris, wholesale liquor dealer. MYSTERY IN PASTOR'S DEATH. Suicide, Say Neighbors, but Coroner Thinks Killing Accidental. Rev. O. B. Milligan, who has been pas tor of the First Presbyterian church of Canton, Ohio, for thirteen years, met death the other day shortly before noon, from a gunshot wound in the heart. At the time he was in his study without coat, vest or shoes.' His hammerless double-barreled gun was found resting with the butt on his child's rocking chair and the muzzle beside him in the leather chair in which his body reclined in death. The coroner gave a verdict of accidental death, while it is the prevailing opinion of neighbors that the act was suicidal. It is known that Rev. Mr. Million had been suffering from insomnia for several months. Mrs. Milligan has been at the bedside of her sick mother in Waterford, Conn. Rev. Mr. Milligan was well known as a pastor and as an ardent lover of ath letics. Some think he may have been preparing his gun for a hunting trip when he was accidentally killed. POLICEMAN KILLS BURGLAR. Former Fireman Caught Robbing Man Who Befriended Him. Caught in the act of robbing the house of a neighbor who had many times be friended him, Edward Mooney, a former city fireman with a record for heroism, was shot and mortally wounded by Pa trolman Harrington in Philadelphia. Har rington was notified that burglars were at work in the home of Frederick Eastwick and on entering found Mooney ransack ing a bedroom. Mooney turned out the light, and exclaiming, "Well, it is you and me for it," jumped at the policeman. Both drew revolvers, but Harrington shot first, and a bullet entered the former fireman's head, inflicting a wound from which he died later in a hospital. TWENTY-FIVE DIE IN FLOOD. Thousands of Dollars' Worth of Property Destroyed by Water. , A flood in the Cimmaron river, follow ing a cloudburst, washed away a number of dwellings at Folsom, X. M., and -5 persons were drowned. Eleven bodies have been recovered. Ten miles of track and twelve bridges on the Colorado and Southern railway were washed out. Trains were delayed fori; -eight hours. The property loss is estimated to exceed $100,000. Folsom is in the northeastern part of New Mexico, near Raton, on the Santa Fe railroad. Its elevation is about 7,000 feet, and it is constantly in danger of floods. NOTIFIED OF PUNISHMENT. Letters Sent West Point Cadets Tell ing liem of President's Orders. Adjt. Gen. Ainsworth of the army has forwarded letters to Cadets William T. Rossel!, Jr., and Harry T. Weaver, the suspended first class men of the military academy at West Point, informing them of their dismissal from the academy in pursuance of orders from the President and Secretary of War Wright. Adjt. Gen. Ainsworth also sent letters to the six third class men suspended from the academy for hazing, informing them that they had been suspended until June 15, 1009, when they will be ordered to return to the academy, unless they shall mean time resign. ROSEBUD LAND TO BE OPENED. 800,000 Acres Will Be Placed for Settlement Drawing Oct. 10. The President has issued a proclama tion for the opening to settlement of the surplus lands of the Rosebud Indian res ervation in South Dakota. The area cov ered comprises about 800,000 acres. The drawing will occur at Dallas, S. I)., on Oct. 19. The minimum price fixed on the land is $6 per acre. Registration will begin Oct. 5 and continue to Oct. 17, and applicants can register, either at Dallas, Chamberlain, Gregory or Presho, S. D., or at O'Neill or Valentine, Neb. Three Hurt in Street Car Fire. Three persons were badly hurt, one woman probably fatally, while several ethers were terribly bruised in a panic on a swiftly moving street car which caught fire in Cleveland. .The motorman was hurled through the vestibule window when a fuse blew out, and the car ran a block before it- was stopped. Men, women and children leaped from the car and were thrown violently to the pave ment. Much Insured Man's Body Found. A body, believed to be that of William McCracken. who disappeared from . his home in Nelogony, Okla Aug. 9, after taking out life insurance for $22.000, was found in the Arkansas river. Insurance companies have been resisting payment on the ground that McCracken's disap pearance was a part of a scheme to de fraud them. Kern Is Notified. John Worth Kern was notified formal ly at Indianapolis of his nomination for Vice President by the Democratic nation al convention and replied outlining the issues. W. J. Bryan made a speech, dis cussing trusts and analyzing Taft's speech of acceptance. Millionaire Hüls Himself. John II. Briggs, aged G2 years, a mill ionaire cattle raiser, killed himself at his home in Attica, Ind. lie stood be fore a mirror and fired a bullet through his brain. Briggs served in the Civil War with the 130th Indiana volunteers. Turkish Secret Police Active. Forty thousand men have "disappear ed" in Turkey as a result of the work of the secret police, according to a leader of the Young Turkey movement, i Smoko Cigarettes, Lose Job. Superintendent Easley of the Rock Island railroad has issued the following order: "It is noticeable that many of our employes are addicted to the habit of smoking cigarettes. This is not desirable, and hereafter any employe caught smok ing cigarettes will be dismissed from the service." Earle Beats His Affinity. Ferdinand P. Earle is in jail at Go shen. N. Y., to await grand jury action on his plea of guilty to beating his "soul mate," former Miss Julia Kuttner, for whom he discarded his wife. HERMIT SAVES THREE LUTES. i President's Son Stops Runaway Team at Great Danger to Self. Kermit Roosevrlt, who is to accompany his father. President Roosevelt, on his hunting trip to the African jungles next year, displayed his courage and his skill as a horseman the other afternoon at Oyster l?aj On horseback he pursued for more- than a mile a iiir of runaway blooded horses dragging behind them a carriage in which was a helpless woman and her two little pons. By stopping the runaway, at tie risk of serious injury to himself, undoubtedly saved the three lives. Frank Hilton, a New York busi ness man, arrived at Oyster Bay on a late afternoon train und was met by his wife and her two sens in the carriage. On the way home they attempted to pass a dis abled automobile and the wheel of the carriage struck a pest. The shock threw Mr. Hilton out. and the horses ran away. Kermit Roosevelt, out for a ride, was a few hundred feet behind and immediately gave chase. After repeated efforts, at danger to himself, he succeeded in stop ping the team. RICH MAN IS PREY FOR ANTS. Falls 111 in Road and Hundreds Pass, Ignoring His Appeals. Burton R. Jarvis, a wealthy 'contractor of Terre Haute, Ind., died at the couuty hospital in Ixs Angeles, as the result of lying helpless under a tree near the Caws ton ostrich farm, surrounded by house? and with people passing frequently, for nearly three days, while red ants fed uion his body. Jarvis was afflicted with tuber culosis, which had caused him to come to California. He had a room at the Cragburn hotel, leaving there Sunday to visit the ostrich farm. When he came to the spot where he was fouml he faint ed and remained there for two days. Be cause of the exposure, pneumonia attack ed his weak lungs, and though all that could be done for him when taken to the hospital was done, he could not survive. He told of trying to attract passcrr-by, who evidently thought him drunk, as they paid no attention. Boys bought him food with money he gave them, and finally told a woman who lived near by about him. POSTOFFICE THIEVES GET $3,000. Blow Open Safe and Take Str.mpS, Registered Letters and Money. Dynamiters descended the other night on the Waukegan (111.) postoffice and in a spectacular raid carried off everything of value the place contained. Forcing open the safe they found plunder worth $3,000 in postage stamps and cash. They sawed their way into the office through a stairway, the top of which rested on the ceiling, and dropped twelve feet to the floor. The way in which the safe had been opened mystified the postmaster, Charles G. Watrous, when he arrived in the morning. Dynamite had been used, but the locks had been turned as neatly as if the burglars knew the combination. A fresh supply of stamps had just been received by the postmaster and the po lice are working on the theory that the daring robbery was committed by some one who had a knowledge of this fact. A widespread man hunt was begun at once following the discovery of the robbery. 30 ENTOMBED MINERS PERISH.. Twenty-Five Bodies Recovered from Scene of Oklahoma Disaster. More than thirty men were suffocated Wednesday morning in Hailey-OIa mine No. 1 at Haileyville, Ok la., when fire de stroyed the hoisting shaft and airshaft and cot off air from the men below. Twenty-six bodies were removed from the mine, following a successful three hours' battle with the flames. It is be lieved that six or eight more will be brought out. Twenty-five mul's were suf focated and some of their bodies were burned. After the entombed men Lad gone down in- the cage a fire broke out, occasioned by the ignition of a barrel of oil which a miner was trying to divide. The flames spread at once to the hoisting shaft and the air t-baft and all communi cation with the top was at once shut off. The Hailey-OIa is owned by Dr. D. M I la i ley, James Elliott and a number oi Chicago and St. Louis capitalists. A. O. BROWN & CO. FAIL. Crash Involving Millions Recalls Recmt Sensational Deals. The brokerage firm of A. O. Brown A Co., which tried to throw the stock mar ket into a whirlwind of confusion Satur day by trading in 700,000 shares and which, since the passing of John W. Gates' firm, has been the biggest sp?cula tive concern connected with the New York stock exchange, went to the wall Tuesday. When all the facts underlying the cnash come to the surface it is ex pected that stock exchange gambling will be in greater disrepute than ever. 11 the tangled affairs of the firm can be wound up without several now eminent reputations being tarnished there will t much surprise. .BEER GOES INTO THE SEWER. Eight Hundred Barrels of Perfectly Good Beverage Confiscated. Eight hundred barrels of beer, valued at $8,000, belonging to a local brewinj company, were emptied into a sewer at Oklahoma City, Okla., in the presence ol State Dispensary Agent Robert E. Loziei and Internal Collector Charles Howard Two thousand people attended the empty ing, some with buckets and pitchers, hop ing for a chance of salvage,- which hop was disappointed. Photographers took pictures of the sene. The beer was on hand when a State law took effect. Duluth Plans Aerial Road. Following the cousrruct ion of it aerial bridge, which is the only one of its kind in America, Duluth may build an aerial railroad like the famous Staar brucken road in Germany, with ears sus pended from a ingle trestle. The rail way will be a suburban line and avenues will be provided with moving sidewalks tc act as feeders for the new line. ' Suicide of Fern lie Rioter. Mrs. Kate Howard, mob leader and rioter, committed suicide in Springfield, 111., t-hortly after being taken into cus tody on an indictment voted by the spe cial grand jury charging her with mur der. Eight Killed in Naval Accident. Two tnen were killed and six otheri dangerously wounded on board the Danish cruiser Ilekla by the premature explosion of a shell. The accident occurred during target practice at Aarhus bay. Miners' Charter Revoked. Failing to persuade the miners at th Hudson mine, at Terre Haute, to return to work. National President Lewis of th United Mineworkers of America revoked the local charter. Georgia Tackles Convict System. Georgia's State Legislature assembled in extra session Tuesday to consider the convict lease system. It is said that the convict investigation committee hai framed a bill which will be pushed through rapidly, and that the special ses sion will adjourn within a few days. Wife Beater Shot by His Son. Lewis Bruist, aged 45, was fatally shot by his son John, aged 21, at their home, five miles south of Dover, Ky. Lewi?, it is said, was beating his wife, when the son interfered and shot his father five times. No arrest was made. Frank Harris Hitchcock, wno has been made chairman of the Republican National Committee and who therefore will manage the campaign for the election of Secre tary Taft as Presi dent, was the East ern manager of Mr. Tuffs cam paign for the nomi nation. Ho re sfgiHxl the office of F i r ft Assistant Postmaster Gen eral la: spring to undertake this HITCHCOCK. work. Mr. Hitchcock was born at Am herst, O., Oct. 5, 1S07. He was gradu ated from Harvard University and en tered government service at Washing ton as a clerk in 1891. While a clerk ho read law and became interested in politics, and after serving as assistant secretary to the Republican National Committee he was made chief clerk in the Department of Commerce and La bor, whence ho was promoted to the Post Office Department. -: :- Gov. Claude Augustus Swanson of Virginia, who seconded the nomination of William Jennings Bryan at the Den ver convention, was a Congressman from the Fifth Vir ginia District for fourteen years bo fore his election as "Governor in 1900. He is a self-made man, obtaining his general and legal education through his own efforts, and he has followed the plow on a farm. A year ago he was brought to public gov. swanson. attention outside his State through his stand for the rights of the State against a federal Judge In the enforce ment of a 2 -cent passenger rate. Gov. Swanson was born in 1S02. Thomas L. IHsgen, candidate for President on the Independence League ticket, was born in Petersburg, Ind., on Nov. 2tf, 1S58. the son of William Hisjren. His fa ther, a German, moved to Albany, staying there a short time, and tbeu went to Indi ana, where he ran a country store. V Thomas was the ' llf th of eleven chll- ' dren. At the age THOS. I- HisGEX. of 10 he went back to Albany and bcame a clerk in a cloth ing store. In Massachusetts Mr. Ilis gen achieved wide prominence because of,ft bitter fight covering twenty years, with the Standard Oil Company. : :- Mrs. Mary C. Bradford, who was "lected by the Colorado State Demo cratic convention a delegate to the na tional convention at Denver, is known in Colorado and the East as a lecturer on woman suffrage and has always taken an active part in State and city iHilltics. She was the first super intendent of schools in Adams county and has held other political offices. Several years ago :' .J she was president mrs. Bradford. of the State Federation of Women's Clubs, and is an active worker. She founded the Jane Jefferson Democratic Club. Chief Justice Fuller of the Enitcd States Supreme Court Is 75 years old. Despite his flowing snow-white hair Justice Fuller is far from looking his years. His eyes are as bright and rNJuIs cheeks as ruddy VJ .5if I nstllose of school boy, and mentally and physically he is active and vigorous as many men half his age. AH his life he has been' fond of outdoor ex ercise and to this he justice filler, attributes bis gen oral good health. At 75 Justice Fuller can look back upon n long and active career. When he retires Justice Fuller will have completed a service of at least twenty years as had of the hlgh os tribunal in the land. "The mere fact that a man is uenl by his doctor to some particular baths or springs where he sees other invalids confident ol a cure makes him think that he, too, can get well," said Dr. R Murray Leslie, speaking at the Incor porated Institute of Hygiene in London The total output of the ninety-seven Portland cement plants of this country for the caleudar year 1907 approxi mates 4G.4G3.421 barrels, a decided in crease over previous years. According to the figures for the last year available, Americans used the tel ephone 3,080,000,000 times, against 3,114,541,091 times abroad. In Europe, with its five limes greater population, there were 1,72(5,880 subscribers, as compared to 2.2n,:iG7 in the United States. , We do not trust men enough. Men will answer to the higher appeal when Ihe poor lower appeal that goes to their selfishness will be lost to them. Phil lips Brooks. The vessel movement on the great lakes aggregated 73,709 vessels, of 99, 100,400 net tons register, cleared from the various lake ports, compared with 70.097 vessels, of 94,091,310 net tons register, cleared during the preceding season. Roumanla H said to hold the prize for illiteracy. Two-thirds of the popu lation can neither read nor write. The average price of the American potato last year was C1.7 cents per bushel. V ij J 1 r. h. (IV 1 ;Y' ( NEW TRAGEDY AT SPRINGFIELD. Woman V7ho Is Said to Have Led Mob Commits Suicide. Mrs. Kate Howard, who is said to have led the fierce mob during the re cent race riots in Springfield, yi., nude good her boast that she "would die by her own hand if pushed too far." She died at the county Jail at 0:15 o'clock Wednesday morning, a few minutes after she had been arrested on a charge of murder. Poison swallowed while in the custody of an officer at her hou)e did its deadly work while en route to the prison and she collapsed before en tering the steel doors, dying a few min utes later. The woman was 42 years of age. To the last the woman on whose shoulders had been laid much of the resjonsibiUty for the reign o? terror that possessed Springfield on Aug. 14 and 15 denied her guilt. Her last words to the officers who had arrested her were: "I am not guilty of the mur der of anyone."' Yet a few moments later she swallowed the deadly draught which ended all her earthly troubles and fulfilled her boast that she would find release in death should additional charges be preferred against her. The sijecial grand jury investigating the recent race riots returned Its ilrsl indictment for murder Wednesday af ternoon. Throe indictments were j re turned for the lynching of Scott Burton and William Donegän, the negroes who met death at thv hands of the mob. Mrs. Howard and Abe Raymer wera charged with having led the mob which lynched Burton at the. comer of 12lh and Madison streets early Saturday morning, Aug. 15. NATION OWNS HUGE LAND AREA Report Shows 754,895,296 Acres Un disposed Of in Various States. The general land office in Washington has compiled its annual statement show ing the rea of the public domain re maining undisposed of on July 1, 1908. The reports were recently received from the various local land offices in the pub lic land States, excepting Alaska. From the statement it appears that the gcvernment still has an area of 754,S05, 216 acres of surveyed and unsurveyed public lands distributed as follows: Alabama, 129.713; Alaska, 3GS,021, 500; Arizona. 42,709,202; Arkansas. 1, 000.1ST: California, 29,872.49.1; Colo rado, 23.000.097; Florida, 414,942; Idaho, 20.7S5.0O2; Kansas, 171,440; Louisiana, 11(5.249: Michigan. 135.551: Minnesota, 1,788,705; Mississippi. 42,791; Missouri, 27.480; Montana. 40,532.440; Nebraska, 3.074,658: Nevada, 01,177.050; New Mex ico. 44.777.905; North Dakota, 2.322,150; Oklahoma, 80.339; Oregon, 10,957,913; South Dakota, 0.501,295; Utuh. 30,578, 098; Washington, 4.035.001; Wisconsin. 13.280; Wyoming, 37,145,302; total, 754, S.'5,290. SH0NTS SAYS RAILROADS WAIT. Will Make Few Improvements fJntil They Know Election Results! That the approaching election will have much to do with th" making or the marr ing of the railroad future was the gist of a statement made by T. T. Shonts, presi dent tjf the Chicago and Alton and Clover Leaf railroad and father of the Duchess de Chaulnes, who was in Chicago en route for a home-coming celebration ct Centerville. Iowa. He refused to com mit himself with regard to political pref erence. "Railroad property is falling away be low the usual standard at which it is held because of the uncertainty iu the outlook. The railroads of the . country are not spending a dollar for improvements. I have not spent a dollar for such purpose within a year nor bought nor laid a ton of rails. The other day I bought 1,000 steel cars for the Alton because they were absolutely necessary. That is the only reason that any railroad will spend a penny at this time." The national committee of the new In dependence party met at New York and chose William R. Hearst as chairman and Charles A. Walsh as secretary. W. J. Bryan,, in talks with visitors at Lincoln, declined to be drawn into the Brownsville controversy and denied hav ing criticised President Roosevelt's ac tion. In the Federationist, monthly organ of the American Federation of Labor, Presi dent (lompv-rs has a lending editorial, calli'it upon union men to support Bryan and Kern. Chairman Frank Hitchcock of the Re publican national committee met the va rious Siate managers of the far West at Colorado Springs, and held a series of conferences. The widely published interview with the Socialist candidate. Debs, to the effect that he had predicted the election of Taft is denied by him in a letter to the Chi cago Daily Socialist. The Republican executive committer has selected Representative McKinley of Illinois to succeed Candidate Sherman aa chairman of the congressional committee. Former Comptroller of the Treasury Charles C. Dawes was tihosen treasurer of the same committee. fpon the personal request and advice of Candidate Bryan, the subcommittee of the Democratic national committee has chosen as chairman for the present cam paign Norman E. Mack, editor of the Bufl'ftio Times, who has been a member of the national committee since 1900. Candidate Bryan at Lincoln gave out a reply to the platform of the Indepen dence party, pointing out that it contains many planks identical with the Demo cratic platform, and urging voters who want these things not to throw away their votes on a party that can not hope to win. Candidate Taft made Iiis formal entry into the ranks of union labor at Cincin nati the day after his speech of accept ance, when a delegation from the Interna tional Brotherhood of Steam Shovelmen and Dredgemen formally notified him of hin election to honorary membership. In his first statement, replying to Taft's ipeech of acceptance, Bryan Raid it show ed that the Republican candidate was not satisfied with bis own party's platform and that he was disposed to appropriate the reforms first proposed by the Demo cratic party. Oov. Johnson of Minne sota has agreed to le a member of the Bryan campaign committee. Gov. Charles E. Hughes of New York trill accept a renomination if the Republi can party of his State desires him to be its candidate. In a statement made pub lic the Governor declared himself willing to run if the people desired a continua tion of the administrative policy, he has pursued. James O. Phelps Stokes, the millionaire Socialist, will run for the Assembly from the Eighth New York District, which takes in part of the lower East Side. It Is announced that Mrs. Stokes will take the stump for her husband in the coming fight. This district is considered ne of the strongest fields of socialism la the dtr. CHICAGO. Trade generally exhibits a more cheer ful tone under the stimulus of sustained improving conditions. The returns as to volume of payments through the banks and business failures show close compari sons. Recovery becomes more distinct in the leading industries, outputs being increased and new demands larger. Iron and steel brandies secured important or ders this week, and there were also noti.- ble operations in wholesale staples. Contracts for freight and passenger cars, light rails and structural shapes rose to the best aggregate for some time. Much of the new business involves early deliv eries, and this permits additions to ma chinery and hands employed. The building interests have much work in sight, and this injects further strength to dealings in lumber, mill stuff and quarry material. Structures for mercan tile purposes are planned in larger cost than at this time last year. Distributive demands have advanced to the expected seasonable proportions. Out side buyers assembled in greater numbers than a year ago 'and, although many yet pursue cautious methods, the bookings make a gratifying total in dry goods, ap parel, millinery and food products. Col lections show more promptness in the West and South, and credits occasion but little difficulty where the harvests have been good. Corn growth continues to be satisfac tory, live stock is in better supply and the markets for breadstuff and provisions are mainly higher. Bank clearings, $201,(U9,490, are 4.9 per cent under those of the corresponding week in 1907. Failures reported in the Chicago dis trict number 24, against 24 last week and 24 a year ago. Those with liabilities over $5,000 number 5, against G last week an8 S in 1907. Dun's Review. NEW YORK. Buyers are more in evidence and as a result business has expanded measurably at leading western and Pacific coast points and at a few southern centers. Some western cities note evidence of new life in buying by southern and southwest ern merchants of fall and winter goods. Incidentally some new stocks are reported being bought at Chicago, which is rather in contrast with a year ago, when com ing depression had already, begun to make for precaution in embarking in new en terprises, i Despite the improvement, however, the volume of business doing does not equal that of last season and conservatism and caution still are visible. Retail trade is dull the country over. Industry tends io increase in activity, though slowly, but current production is still below anticipa tions in many instances. Business failures in the United States for the week ending Aug. 27 number 232, against 230 last w.ek. 107 in the like week of 1907, 138 in 1900, KU in 1905 and 1S9 in 1904. Canadian failures for the same period number 27, as against 39 last week and 29 last year. Bradstreet's. Chicago Cattle, common to prime, $4.00 to $7.80; hogs, prima heavy, $4.00 to $7.00; riiecp, fair to choice, $3.00 to $4.50; wheat, No. 2, 95c to 9Gc; corn. No. 2, 78c to 79c: oats, standard, 4Sc to 49c: rye. No. 2. 7Gc to 7Sc; ha', timothy, $8.00 to $12.50; prairie, $8.00 to $10.00; butter, choice creamery, 19c to 22c; eggs, fresh, 17c to 20c; potatoes, per bushel, 02c to 75c. Indianapolis Cattle, shipping, $3.00 to $7.00; -hogs, good to choice heavy, $3.50 to $0.90; sheep, common to prime, $2.50 to . $4.00: wheat. No. 2. 91c to 93c; corn. No. 2 white, 79c to SOe; oats, No. 2 white, 47c to 4,8c. St. Louis Cattle, $1.50 to $7.50; hogs, $4.00 to $0.80; sheep. $3.00 to $4.25; wheat. No. 2, 90c td 97c; corn. No. 2, 77c to 78c: oats. No. 2, 47c to 49c; rye. No. 2. 81c to 82c. Cincinnati Cattle. $4.00 to $5.50; hogs. $4.00 to $0.90; slieep, $3.00 to $4.00: wheat. No. 2. 90c to 97c; corn. No. 2 mixed, 79c to 80c; oats, No. 2 mixed, 49c, to 50e; rye. No. 2, 7Sc to 79c. Detroit Cattle, $4.00 to $5.20; hogs, $4.00 to $0.50; sheep. $2.50 to $3.50: wheat. No. 2, 94e to 95c; corn. No. 3 yellow, 81c to 82c; oats. No. 3 white, 51c to 52c; rye. No. 2, 74c to 75c. Milwaukee Wheat, No. 2 northern, $1.04 to $1.00 ; corn, No. 3, 77c to 7Sc; oats, standard. 50c to 51c; rye, No. 1, 75c to 70c; barley, No. 2, 74c to 77c; pork, mess, $15.25. Buffalo Cattle, choice? shipping steers, $4.O0 to $U.SO;,hogs, fair to ciioice, $4.00 to $7.10; sheep, t common to good mixed, $4.00 to $5.30; lambs, fair to choice, $5.00 to $7.00. New York Cattle. $4.00 to $0.80; hogs. $3.50 to $7.00; sheep, $3.00 to $4.(5 ; wheat. No. 2 red, 99c to $1.01; corn. No. 2, 89c to 00c; oats, natural, white, 55c to 5(5c; butter, creamery, 20c to 24c; eggs, western, 19c to 22c. Toledo Wheat, No. 2 mixed, 93c to 95c; corn. No. 2 mixed, 79c to 81c; oats. No. 2 mixed. 49c to 50c; rye. No. 2, 70c to 77c; clover seed, October, $6.15. TRADE AND INDUSTRY. Alaska will ship at least $8,000,000 in gold to the United States mint this year. The ITpier Mississippi River Improve ment Association is due to meet at Clin ton, Iowa, Sejt. 22-21. to formulate de mands to be made at the next session of Congress. As a result of the board of review rais ing the value of their proierty' from $88, 000 to $250,000 the Eau Claire, Wis., Gas Light Comitany is up in arms and will fight any such assessment. Annulment of an assessment of $975, 03O for bonds and stocks other than bank stocks was asked of the Minneapolis board of equalization by the Standard Oil Com pany through its Minneapolis manager. The Western Elevator Company of Winona, Minn., has purchased the prop erties of the Northern Grain Company of Manitowoc, including fiftjMive coun try elevators and two terminal elevators, with storage capacity of 3,000,000 bush els. This gives the Western Elevator Company elevators in over 200 towns in Minnesota. Wisconsin, Iowa and South Dakota, with direct connection with east ern markets. The men employed on the tail race ol the new electric power plant at Kau kauna. Wis., struck for $2 per day, but some of them have since returned to work t the old scale of wages, the Green Bay and Mississippi Canal Company refusing to grant an increase Major Shunk aril? a number of assist ants from the United States engineer'e office in St. Paul are making the annual Inspection of the I ted river. Quite a little dredging is fo be done at down river points this Reason by the govern ment. The dredging outfit has been over hauled and now is Veady for work. There has been some del'y on account of high water in the river. EX-SEiTOR AUS SUCCUMBS TO DISEASE Wicconain Man Who Held Two Cabinet Posts Under Cleve land Is Dead. , IMPROVED THE MAIL SERVICE. Statesman Lingered for Five Weeks After Second Stroke of Paralysis. Colonel William F. Viias died in Madison, Wis., at 10:45 o'clock Thurs day morning following five weeks of illness. When Dr. Philip Fox callcd'upon the colonel that morning he found him un usually cheerful and bright, and be lieved he showed signs of remarkable Improvement. Shortly after 10 o'clock, while the nurses were administering a bath to the patient, they noticed that he weakened very quickly. An attempt was made to reach the doctor, but Col onel Vilas died lefore lie could be called. Dr. Charles II. Vilas, of New York, who has been staying at the home, was not present. Dr. Fox believes that the immediate causo of death was a second stroke of paralysis. Colonel Vilas suffered a cerebral hcinorrhago early on tle morning of July 20 at his home in Madison. Sketch of III Career. William F. Vilas was peculiarly the foremost citizen of Madison, Wis.', for in that classic town be lived since his eleventh year leaving it only to go to war or to remove temporarily to Wash ington while in the public service. At the time of his death he was the working member of the commission of five which had in charge the erection of Wisconsin's new $0,000,000 capitol building and he was also a member of the State beard appointed to suiervlse the erection of Wisconsin's memorial monument to the soldiers of the Stato "Who fell at the siege of Vkksburg. Colonel-Vilas came of good political stock, his father. Judge Levi Vilas, having been a member of the Vermont legislature and later prominent in Wis consin official life, a member of the legislature and a number of important commissions. Colonel Vilas was born in 1810. Member of Cleveland Cabinet. Gradually, however, after he had achieved at the age of 30 the practical leadership of the Wisconsin bar, he be came a member of the Democratic na tional committee and active in the par ty councils, with the. result that when Cleveland was elected president he was cn'ercd and accepted the place of post master general In his cabinet, resign ing his seat in the legislature to do so. There he made a recortl for unwinding miles of red tape that cumbered the department and placing the administra tion of the postoificc on a business-like and sound basis. He ,had scarcely finished that task when Secretary Lamar resigned from the department of the interior and President Cleveland appointed Colonel Vilas to the vacancy. When the campaign of 1890 opened Colonel Vilas took the leadership of his party in the State and conducted a bril liant fight on local Issues. A Demo cratic legislature was seated in conse quence and Colonel Vilas was elected United States Senator from Wisconsin. In ;be Senate lie made a record during Ms bix years 'of service for consum mate ability in affiairs of state, partic ularly In t;ios? matters before Congress touching on constitutional law. . During the latter years of his life Colonel Vilas devoted hims?lf to his law practice, which was ever a large and successful one, and to his home. He was for years chief cnr.sel for the Chicago and Northwestern Itailrond. FACTS FOB FAHMERS. The first shipment of ew wheat re ceived at Sioux C.lty, Iova. weighed Gl pounds to the bu&el. The first shipment cf barley received at MinneajMlis weighed 47 iounds. The new land office at Lenmion, S. D., oicned for business Aug. 1. It will cover the northwest corner of the State. The oGcials in charge will be Clay I. Car penter of Sisseton, register, and E. G. Coleman of Ftondreau, receiver. At Chippewa Falls, Wis., a semi monthly market day has been established and bids fair to be a great success, as the promoters have received every assurance iroai farmers and business men that they will assist in the movement. The event will be held on Saturdays twice a month. Near Marsha 11 town, Iowa, Harry Mor rison -was leaning over tive fence of a pig sty when one of the animals became enraged, seized the boy by the (hand and dragged him into the pen. Before the lad could escape the infuriated animal had seriously lacerated his arm and hand. There is an organized movement amon?; tlie(autoists in Fargo, X. D., to secur l-tter roads in the country surrounding the town. An effort will be nude to t operate with the farmers and arouse at intercut in the movement among them. A iK'tition signed hy more than 200 persons has bcn presented to the com missioners of Meade county, S. D., re questing the erection of a steel bridge across the Helle Fourt-he river in town ship 4 north, range 1 east. The question wjll be submitted to a vote of the elec tors of Meade county for their decision at the regular November election. Ittports from various sections of the Northwest indicate that the damage to cropH by the hot spell was generally small, and the damage was wholly to latt sown grain. In Lyman county, S. D., the cattle of Knut Knudson went uimki the land of Jorgen Claussen and damaged his crops. He took up the stock, and Knudsen refus ed to recognize that right. As a result, in justice court he paid a fiue of $15 for assault, $5 for taking the cattle -from restraint and damages of $75 to crops, ile also faces a 1 image suit of $150 in Circuit Court for damages done to trees by his stock on the Claussen farm. A sTiit in the United States Court at Detroit developed the fact that there ex ists a great butter trust, capitalized at $19,000,000. It is charged that the trust is forcing small creameries to sell out or be destroyed. The Crookston (Minn.) United States land office returns for the last month show the largest business of any month tihis year. The t)tal receipts were $11, 395.52; $1,054.8S on sales of public lands; $3,358.00 from sales of Chippewa lands; $5.725.20 from sales of Bed Lake lands, and $1,250.78 fees and commissions. This makes about 5,000 acres that have passed now into private ownership and cultivation. INDIANA INCIDENTS Record of Events of the 1 Past Week BIG MOSTGAGE IS FORECLOSED. American Trost and Savings Bank IVfns 9360,000 Cour. On complaint of the American Trust t and Shavings bank of Chicago against the Citizens' Heat and Light Company of Elwood, calling for $375,000 by foreclos ure of mortgage. Judge Grenlee in the Madison Superior Court found for the plaintiff in the f.-Um of $3G1,2S5. Judg ment was also rendered in favor of Ma son. Lewis & Co. of Chicago for $54.985. G. R. Call of Chicago, counsel for the plaintiff, was allowed $2.500 as fees and the Elwood Trust Company, as receiver. $1.000. The receiver was ordered to t-ell the property of the Citizens' Heat and Light Company at the court house in An derson Sept. 18. The Citizens' Heat and Light Company owns the electric light plant, and also controls all of the gas franchises and ga lines at Elwood. Bat little Elwood capkal is interested. The original issue of bonds by the defendant companj was $342.000. and it is slleged interest has ben defaulted until the in debtedness eiceeds $300,000. BUDLDDfG JiD LOAN FAILUBX. Bedford Craah Im More S-rlo (It a at First EipwtrtJ. The failure of the Bedford Building. Savings and Loan Association is more serious than first reported. The stock holders and shareholders will realize but little, if anything, from the wreckage. Instead of there being any money in the treasury the association is in debt to the . Citizens bank $0.000 for borrowed money, and when asked if this report wis true Secretary' Dyer refused to affirm or deny it. Many poor people of Bedford will suffer, having for years put all their hard earned savings in the institution's hands. The failure ! a complete one, as the loans outstanding do not equal the liabilities. It is said the assets are only $5,000, and this is not enough to pay what the association owes for borrowed money, leaving nothing for the stockhold ers. 12,000 MINERS CLOSE STREUE. i Indianlaa. However, Itefaa tm Ober LetvU Urder. With the strike in the bituminous cot! field officially ended by the announcement that the operators' association luvl agreed to the demands of the United Mine Workers of District No. 11, 12,000 miners were at work Friday and nothing remains to be adjusted but the troubles at the Hudson mine. Terre Haute. Not withstanding that President Lewis his threatened to take the charter from t5e miners employed at the Hudson mines if they do not return to their labors imme diately pending a settlement, ,ihe miners steadily refuse to go back unless the driver who was discharged is reinstated. SON FOUND DEAD BJ MOTHER. Young Man Commit Salclde IVtth. oat Known C .. ( When Mrs. John Holstein of Sontk Bend went to call her son, Charles Hoi stein, to supper the other evening, she found his body lying across the bed, his face covered with blood. Fearing' to en ter the room, the mother ran back down stairs and sent another son, Herman, to investigate. The latter saw that the brother had shot himself in the bead, the revolver lying on the bed beside the pros trate form. No reason is known why tb young man ended his life. He had n known troubles, and had been as wetyas usual during the day. WOMAN SLAIN SHIELDING SON. Drunken Farmer Shoot Mother-la- Law After Carousal. Mrs. Sarah Margaret Meacham of Im porte was shot and killed by her son-in-law, William Delph. while trying to pro tect her son, William Edward Meacham, from Delph 's anger. Delph, a truck farm er, had been drinking hoavily with his brother-in-law, George Meacham. They took home with them two quarts of whis ky, which they drank. They quarreled with William Meacham and othT rela tives, and Mrs. Meacham was shot while endeavoring to hasten William into the house away from Delph. SCHOOL BUILDING UNSAFE. Handsome w 9 trartnr nt, Birkneil Weakened by Weljtht ' Roof. The new $05,000 school building in Bicknell has been condemned. It was erected only two years ago, and it is a beautiful one, containing twenty rooms and several halls. Citizens feared for the safety at the time of construction, owing to the immense slate roof. The weight has begun to crush down on the building, and spread the walls. Braces were plac ed In position from the basement to the ceiling, but afforded little relief. It is not known when school will open. ALL OVER THE STATE. Thrown by a runaway horse into RoHt lake, Lloyd Shireman, aged 20, drowned before assistance reached 1 him. William Bilger, aed 15, was drowned in the Maumee river while attempting to swim across near Fort Wayne. Fire of unknown origin, which started in the varnish room, caused $50,000 loss at the plant of the Indiana Holling Mill Company in Newcastle. The shovel man ufacturing buildings at the north end of the city were the se-tion damaged. A few days ago Miss Annie Cooney Shelbyville hid $5) in an old rag a-ud then placed it between the folds of a. lounge.- When she went to get the money later it had disappeared. After a lone M-arch she finally found the money in the springs , of the lounge and on it wis a mouse. The mouse bad built a nest and had dragged the nutr.ey into it. Henry Neff, a stock buyer of Bnsh Ville, was robbed of $1,400 In checks while he slept on a train between Cincin nati and Rushville. Actos the aisle from Neff sat a man whom be believes ocured the chetis. for "he acted in a friendly way." Neff has stored payment on the checks. . George Mondle. a negro, was attacked in Evansvil!? by two unknown white mB and fatally stabbed. The mn were dis cussing the Springfield riots and abusing the r.egro in general when Mondie starts to i-nss them, and they fied info a rage ard attacked him. No arrests have been made. Firing at a weasel on a fence, with his wife standing by his side, David Whit myre, a proriinent farmer of Waba&h, did not see his eldest son, Virgil, upon the opposite side of the fence. The shot struck and killed the son instantly. Richmond is puzzled over a litter. of animals which are either pussy rabbits or bunny cats. The animals never walk, but hop and jump about. Their teeth are those of a carnivorous animal and they show mousing propensities. They spit like kittens. They have no claws n4 cannot climb. Where one would look for cat tails only a miserable pretense at ft caudal appendage is found.