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EELDINO MICHIGAN. The national debt Is !r.!bM59,:G0. eo this Is not a billion-dollar country n one important respect. Commercial travelers' licenses in tho Uritsh South African colonics and protectorates amount to fGOO a year. If Dr. Osier will head off the winter weather recollections of the oldest in habitant which are about due, we will forgive him. Even nature seems in league with Croesus. Klondike's increased out put adds its golden stream to the tide of prosperity. Says Count Boni, "It is immaterial to me what the American press say about me." The proud Indifference of a superior soul, doubtless. An Alton woman who asserts she was married while stupefied by pois oned confections now realizes that she made a mistake In her "candy man." With seats on the New York Stock exchange selling at $82,000, brokers remarks the Pittsburg Press, should now execute their orders standing. Cambridge, Mass., provides for privilege of study and travel one year In seven for the public school teach ers. A teacher draws a part salary and has regular position on return.' The question of how long it will take to exhaust the coal deposits in the earth is not of as much import ance as that more intimate problem, how long the deposit in the cellar will last. On hearing from Professor Lowell that the people of Mars are suffering from thirst, the Kentucky colonels request him to extend to them the as surance of their most distinguished commiseration. Diamonds are reported to be going down in price. This is probably due to, the fact that general prosperity has made it possible for so many people to have diamonds that they have become common. A womanwho is going to Java In quest of the missing link probably will not find it, but, says the Phila delphia Ledger, she may learn how the consumption of Java coffee man ages to exceed the product. The New York authorities are car rylng out a scheme for giving each class of animals a scenic background reminiscent of its native habitat. So, Jand by, the zoo ' will be not only a enagerie but an art gallery. John Holland, submarine torpedo boat inventor, reports that he is now at work on a submarine monster against whose attack there can bo no defence, and which will put all war shlDS out of business. He ought to be made an honorary member of the universal peace society, remarks the Boston Herald. Speaking at Carlisle, the bishop of Vint cftv said he was against auDrevi atlons on principle. "At Birmingham recently there was a considerable pro portion of the people so busy that they could not sDare the time when spean ing about tho year to say 1901, but articulated sharnly nineteen one. l am persuaded abbreviations have an x unwholesome effect on men s mmas - Eight yeara ago an Italian was con demned to ten years Imprisonment for manslaughter. Ho escaped, and was not heard of until recently, when it was found that he had built a cell In his own house, had constituted a servant his jailer, and had faithfully executed sentence upon himself. The trouble Is that the government will not count his years as amateur pris oner. Ho will have to begin now to servo his term in official incarceration. Borings 1,000 feet deep in New Or leans have encountered nothing mo-e solid than mud, sand and a little thin clay; hence tho problem of making safe foundations for tho piers of h. giant railroad bridge which is so-rn to bo built across tho Mississippi near the city ia a hard one lor engineering science. Tho piers will rest on tim ber calaaons, each measuring over CO hv 128 and 140 feet high. The bottoms of these caissons will bo 170 feet below the surface of the river. Franz Ilakoczy, who led an Insur rection in Hungary from 1703 to 1711, died an oxllo In Turkey. Ho was de clared ft traitor by a law passed in 1 1715. The act was repealed by the Hungarian parliament last month, and the remains of the great leader were '' taken from Constantinople and re buried with great honors in Buda pest Tho ceremonies lasted four . ' days. Rakoczy had to wait a long time for official recognition of his patriotism, but It has come at last. Oovernors"of "New Hampshire are elected by a majority vote; that is, the successful candidate must have more votes than .are given to all of his opponents combined. If he lack if mnlnritv tho lezlslaturo has to choose the governor. In the other mates a plurality elects, and it some times happens that tho successful can didate receives only a fow hundred m.irn fhnn ono- third of tho total vote This vear tho New Hampshire Cjcglslaturo will have to clocl tho guv- as no candidate receiver a ma- SIDE LIGHTS ON MICHIGAN POSTOFFICE BURGLARIE8 IN MICHIGAN WERE VERY NUMEROU8. RESCUER LOST HIS LIFE. Department Store Destroyed An Un fortunate Merchant Girl's Flesh Was Cooked. Thlrty-elflht Offices Robbed. Advices from Washington say that during the laBt fiscal year there were 38 postoffice burglaries in Michigan. The government's total loss In Michi gan was $8,718; in the entire country, $101,321. The Michigan "hauls" varied from $6.30, at Plymouth, to $2,216 at Leslie. Fabius A. Fisk, the postmaster at Colon, had to lose from his own pocket $124.97, failing to convince the postal inspector that he had fully com plied with the rules. Other losers we. Elmer V. Hall, of Lawton, $1.7o; Alonzo B. Hyatt, of Linden, $4.45; Charles W. Pullen, of Milan. $9.47; Pe ter H. Boven, of Reeman, $9.03; Geo. P. Hoppough, of Smyrna, ,$55.31; L. E. Bahle, of Sutton's Bay, J3.60. The losses to the government from post- ofllee burglaries were: Alanson, $234; Alden. $48; Alba, $95; Brockland. $27; Brutus, $298; Centerllne, $92; Chapln, $90; Crosby, $14; Eagle, $176; Ferris. $20; Fife Lake,, $25; Harrison, $347; Harrlsville, $536; Leslie, $2,216; Ludington, $629; Newport, $215; North Adams, $486; Pellston, $255; Plymouth, $6; Pokagon, $92; River Rouge, $470; St. Clair, $25; Sherman, $473; Sherwood, $77; Swan Creek, $12; Tekonsha, $347; Twining, $157; Vernon. $563; Wayne, $239; Wolverine, $474. Died to 8ave Friend. Frank Watson, aged 17, son of Drug gist J. B. Watson, lost his life Christ mas day in Pine lake while trying to save his friend, Byron Eckman, from drowning. They were skating together when Eckman broke through the ice. Watson, in attempting to pull him out, plunged headlong Into the water, never to arise alive. Eckman, after a long struggle, crawled out on the ice and raised an alarm. Frank Watson was a student In the high school. Store Was Destroyed. Rose Bros.' department store In Manlstique was destroyed by fire with a loss of $75,000, covered by Insurance. It started in the furnace room when the store was closed for the holiday and the smoke was so thick when the department responded that it could not reach the flames. Losses to other ten ants reached $15,000. Probate Judge Knox lost his valuable law library and household effects. Others, including E. W Angel, W. F. Dowker, Ger-.ge Bol dtu. Dr., JI,ustanil,W. F C;ane and fiioyd Bostwick sustained almost total losses, with small Insurance. Cooked Alive. As a result of falling into a vat of boiling water in a Camden bakery. Miss Jeanette Cain sustained probably fatal injuries. She was unable to extri cate hereelf, but was pulled out by Mrs. Wilson. Pieces of flesh dropped from the young woman's breast and limbs when rescued. Decapitated. With his head decapitated as neat ly as if it had been done with an ax. the body of Edward Whitmore, aged 55, employed by the King Paper Co., of Kalamazoo, was found inside the Michigan Central tracks half an hour after he started for work this morn ing. The body was identified by Mrs. Sarah Hill, with whom Whitmore boarded. She recognized the lunch which she had put up for him. Whit more was subject to heart disease, and may have fallen across the rails on the sudden approach of a switching engine. No one saw the accident. Whit more was unmarried. His father lives In Cooper township. Preferred Death. Martin Morton, who committed sui cide in the hay loft of a Kalamazoo stable, was undoubtedly impelled to do so by litigation in which he was in volved. Morton was a well known mill ing man and about a year ago bought what Is known as the Iron Bridge mill near Marshall from W. W. Cleveland. The purchase was made on a land con tract. A short time later Morton sold the mill to Harry Beesley, of Constan tino, the latter giving him $400 in part payment. Later Beesley found out that Mortor.V' title to the mill was iui good, and he had Morton arrested on a charge of fale pretenses. Tho case was on call for trial. Lost Hit Sight. The firm of Wright & O'Dell. of Penn, Mich., has been dissolved. The year Just closed hus been an unfor tunate one for Mr. Wright He has lost the fight of one eye by being struck bv a itato playfully thrown by a boy. The other eye was blinded several years ago by a kick from a hort-e: Mon' day tho Wrixht home caught fire and sustained considerable damage before neighbors checked the flame. The body of Frank Watson, of Boyne C!t3 who was drowned Christmas day whllo trying to rescue a companion w ho broke through the ice, haa been recovered. A bill will be presented to the leg islature by the Pontlac board of super visors and tho Oakland County Bar association, asking for a municipal po nce court. David Markham'a annual familv re union In Hart was attended bv 19 of his children from all parts of the coun try. Mr st or them brought their fam ilies with them. Jon. Bazliuke is 33; his wife 30. They live in Ana Arbor and have eight chil dren. A group picture was sr.ir to Vrvi !iL m Roosevelt by the proud t.'. ,i cr nntl th pre.-:! tent s'.-nt a prr.-ona! cir-l of j:c'.riovloui!u :!t a ho!;dv a::;-;?!'!T. BAD SIGN. An Irats D rot her Obtains Signatures and Beats Man Badly. Miss May Kavanaugh. head waitress of the recently burned Fraser hotel, in Bay City, who rescued a guest in the halls when he was nearly overcome by smoke and pulled him from the burn ing building by the hair of his head, and ex-Mayor Alexander McEwan have sworn to a warrant against William P. Kavanaugh, the woman's brother, head of the Kavanaugh Fish Co., charging assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than the crime of murder. Kavanaugh is said to have found his sister in a room in a saloon with Mc Ewan and at the point of a revolver to have compelled the former mayor to sl?n an agreement bearing upon his future relations with Miss Kavanaugh and to have forced her to affix her sig nature to on agreement that she would leave Bay City. Then, It is alleged, Kavanaugh put up his revolver and pounded McEwan with his fists. McEwan's face was badly discolored when he appeared In police court, where Kavanaugh gave $500 bonds for appearance. Murder Was Brutal. Delbert Conklln, aged 30, a Lansing stonemason, was 6hot and killed Wed nesday night, when he was called to the rear door of his house. His broth er, Melvln, aged 21, Is held on a charge of murder." Delbert was disembowel ed by a charge from a shotgun. The brothers had quarreled. Mel vln had objected to his elder brother's marriage and was Jealous because his father had assisted the brother in building his house. The alleged mur derer and their father lived In a small house nearby. Yesterday when the father went to Kalamazoo, where a daughter is not expected to live, the brothers again quarreled. The first shot took effect In Del bert's arm, causing only a slight wound, but the assailant followed his victim into the house, where the lat ter received the full charge in his ab domen. - The victim's wife . ran from the house and the assailant fired at her as she was crossing the street, but his aim was wide. In her night cloth ing she ran to a friend's house, where the police were notified. They found the alleged murderer lying undressed on a bed in his own house. He feigned unconsciousness and will not yet talk of tho affair. Nervy Surfman Saved Boy. Ward C. Bennett, surfman No. 2, of the Charlevoix life saving station, had eaten his Christmas dinner with his parents at Glenmere, and was walk ing along the beach at Glen lake with his brother, Frank C. Bennett, surfman No. 5, of the Sleeping Bear station, when he saw Harry Tobln, 11 years old, break through the Ice. Before he could reach him tke boy sank three times. Diving into the deep water Bennett went under the ice, slanting his direc tion toward the boy. He sought for the boy on the bottom.v The 'water was roiled, and it was with difficulty that he located the lad. He brought him to the surface by the hair. Be cause of the broken Ice the rescuer could not get to shore. His brother cut a rope from a sled and with by standers formed a living chain, bring ing the boy in first, and then rescued the rescuer. Despite their icy clothes and expos ure the two surfmen went to work to resuscitate the boy. In the absence of a barrel they used one of their companions In that capacity. The toy fully recovered. To Save the Falls. Secretary Taft Is preparing to take up for final disposition the complex questions presented to him under the terms of the Burton act, relative to tho conservation of the waters of the Niagara river so as to prevent the sacrifice of the falls to the commercial Interests of the country. Grave constitutional questions are involved. Attorneys for the electric lighting and power companies which have been taking the water from the river are insistent that the national government has no authority to under take to regulate the disposition of the waters of streams save where the navigation thereof is concerned. In the case of the Niagara river, where the water is taken from the stream above the falls, only to be returned to it again below, this issue is not in volved. So far, however, the right of the U. 8. government to regulate the admis sion of currents of electricity generat ed on the Canadian side of the river has not been challenged, and to this question the secretary intends to first address himself. MICHIGAN BREVITIES. Vital statistics for Port Huron for 190C bhow 398 deaths and 282 births. Tho Murray K. Blssell site, costing $4,000, has been selected by the treas ury department for the location of Escanaba's $50,000 federal building. Melvln Conklln. slayor of his brother Delbert In Lansing, has not spoken for two days. Ho won't eat, either. His mental condition will be made the sub ject of medical examination. Sparrows are blamed for a destruc tive fire in tho homo of Allan Cole, in Adrian. The birds built a nest in the chimney of the house, and the dry ma terial, catching fire, communicated through the chinks between the brick to tho attic. Fire and water havo ren dered the house uninhabitable for any thing but sparrows. The board of control of the State School for the Blind will have a bill Introduced in the legislature providing for compulsory education of the blind between the ags of 7 and 15 years. The attendance at the ?tate school varies from CO to 120. Mr. Thomas Sheely, wife of a prom inent groc r of Cheboygan, committed i-.ulelile Saturday by taking a dose of strychnine. Flwi died in terrible atony In splto of the. efforts of three, physi iici.ins. Sho w:is about 4i yvnvn old. Hrr miml pave nay yome month? n.sro, but s!ie had p irtiulN i. u.wiv.l ;h I l:r.vrs no children MIS NOTED PASSING OF AN EX-SOLDIER WHO WA8 A PROHIBITIONIST ON WATER. SUCKERS AS WHITEFISH Blew HI Head Off With Shot Gun "Hank" Rose Shied at a Bath Var. lout Matters. Repulsive Personal Habits. "Old Hank" Rose, whose baths since the civil war are said to have been con- fined to enforced "duckings" by sport ive youths whom he encountered in his wanderings over the state, died as a result of exposure from sleeping in the snow Christmas day, aged 75. He was rescued in a sad plight, resuscitat ed and released, only to be again found in a half-frozen condition in an abandoned hotel building. He was a member of the Ninth Michigan Caval ry in the civil war and was a faithful soldier. His repulsive personal habits alienated his friends and relatives, and for years he lived alone on his farm near Mason, when he was not tramp ing. It is said that every year the young men of the neighborhood kid naped him before election and kept him in hiding to prevent his appear ance at the polls. A few years ago he was cent to the Soldiers' Home at Grand Rapids, but soon returned, de claring that he "wasn't going to stay there and waller In that water." Since then he has lived in various disused buildings in Mason. Last summer he was given a bath In Sycamore creek, a hair cut and shave and a new outfit of clothing by a "vigilance committee." The Sucker Industry. When the national pure food law goes into effect next Tuesday it Is going to have a serious effect upon one of the thriving industries of the great lakes. For years wholesale fish dealers have been beheading, cleaning and salting the common sucker, about the poorest thing in the shape of an edible fishMhat Is caught, and by means of a stencil converting them into "family whltefish," or "Canada whiteflsh," or just plain "salt whltefish," and thou sands of tons of such misbranded suckers have been sold to the unso phisticated people of the Inland towns of the country as genuine whiteflsh. Some of the dealers have planned to continue this misbranding of their output, claiming that where the suck ers are sold as "whiteflsh" they are known only as such, that the name of the fish Is a local one, and that the pure food law cannot be Invoked to prevent this Juggling with the name of the fish, and suckers will continue to masquerade as whltefish on the tables of people in inland towns until the dealers art'told plainly that they must stop the practice of many years. No Known Cause. Elmer Sturtevant, living about four miles south of here, was found dead In his house Saturday morning by his brother and three neighbors. An in quest was held and the Jury brought in a verdict that he committed suicide by placing the muzzle of a 12-gauge shotgun in his mouth. One side of his face was entirely shot away, and the walls and celling were smeared with blood. He was about 40 years old and worked In the woods. He was last seen by his brother Thursday afternoon. No cause is known for his committing the deed. An Old Prisoner. Jacob Cofield, 105 years of age. is the oldest convict In the state prison. His health is good, and he says that he expects to live to complete his term of 10 years, which expires in 1911. He is employed as a "street" man, his duty being to keep the walks clean. Little is known tkere of Cofield. He was sentenced from Huron county upon conviction of assault with Intent to do great bodily harm. Bllssfleld's Beet Sugar. The beet sugar factory in BHssfleld, vhlch is one of the largest in Michi gan, is now running through the sugar producing process, on an average, 675 tons of beets during a working day of 24 hours, for the factory is In opera tion continuously. The highest runs made have been 720 tons a day. The works employ 400 men. During the last month the company has paid out $300, 000 to the farmers for beets. By the time the last loads for this season have been delivered their payments for beets will have amounted to con siderably over half a million of dollars. The factory is making preparations for a great increase in its business next year, and for this purpose will keep quite a large force of men at work during the summer. Thrown from his rig by his horse running away, Domlnlck Miller, a Standlsh farmer, sustained bad bruises and serious internal Injuries. Zachnriah Mason, an expert, oil dril ler from Chicago, who is at work drill ing for oil even miles south of Cadil lac, expects to strike a gusher. He say the conditions all look favorable. Herman Polske, of tho City Electric railway, Port Huron, was badly burned on the face and hands as a result of pouring molten metal into a ladlo con taining water. He may lose the fifth of one eye. The new electric railway bridge will be 450 feet long, with three spans. A crowd of Lansing, men and boys participated in the chase of a timber wolf which escaped from Glenn Chap man Sunday. It was finally caught by ' J. v. Iiernard, whom it hit in the hand. A petition to have Arba R Kent, of Muskegon, who claims to have invent ed a combined a!rshlp and water ve hicle, declared Insane has been made by his brother. Arba la in a highly nervous condition as a result of his brother's action and fav that ho will fight tho proceedings. He has lor n:any year on the nln-hip. RACE RIOTS. Kemper County, Miss., Outlaws and Their Brutal Work. Tho race riots In Kemper county, Miss., have subsided. District Attorney Currle has made a public statement in which he says: "J find that the trouble was caused by a lot of outlaws who openly violat ed all laws of God, man and decency. The four men killed Christmas day were not connected with the affair in any manner, and I am informed that the houses burned were occupied by negroes who were not even in sym pathy with any of those who were con nected with the outrages. These men will be captured if it is in the power of the state of Mississippi to do so." Evidence has been produced, it is said, that will establish the Identity of five white men of good families of the county who took part In the at tacks on the negroes. Chinese Starving. Advices by steamship Tosu Maru are that China will appeal to Europe and American for $1,250,000 for relief of famine sufferers In Central China, where 10,000,000 Chinese are facing starvation this winter. People, mad dened by hunger, are reported to be pillaging yamens of officials. A for eigner who has reached Shanghai from the famine-stricken district says that men and women, naked except ing for a few rags around their loins, are seen by the roadsides starving with naked children at their breasts. Refugees were met who had tramped from Hunan. , The famine threatens to equal the appalling one of thirty years ago, which devastated tho northern prov inces of China and destroyed hundreds of thousands of people. From one point the outlook is worse than then, as the district is now more thickly populated Second Class Matter Rates. Statistics compiled by representa tlves of the United Typothatae of Am erica and the American Weekly Pub lishers association, which are vigor ously fighting the movement to in crease the rates charged for second class mail matter, show that the gov ernment is paying the railways three times as much on the average for the transportation of mall matter as ex press companies pay for like services. On the basis of the postmaster gener al's estimate the publishers assert that the government during the fiscal year ending June 30. 1907. will pay the roads almost $32,000,000 more than the express companies would pay them ior hauling an equal tonnage. "One of the chief needs of the gov ernment is an expert traffic manager," said a Chicago publisher. "It then would get as good rates as the express companies. L. Cark. a Flint carncnter while working on a scaffold which suddenly swayed to one side, In an effort to save himself swallowed a nail which he held In his teeth, and the attend ing physician has been unable to dls loge it. Aid. John Fallon, of Grand Rapids, talks of introducing a resolution in the council offering a bounty of two cents a head for rats. He says that the first ward is infested with them Thev are drawn to the market Island which is the city dumping ground. They even eat away the foundations of houses the alderman says. J. S. Payne, of Cleveland, frantically Inquired of the Traverse City police recently whether anyone had commit ted suicide In the city. He had re celved a letter from his son. the first communication in four years, stating that the young man was tired of living and would kill himself. Investigation proved that Payne was in the city, but went to Chicago alive and well. THE MARKETS. Detroit Kxtra drv-fd aitrm nn1 heifers. $4 50i5: atetrs and heifer. 1.000 to 1,200. 1404 60: Mchth and heif ers. SOD to 1,000. $3 75CM 50; aras teem and heifers that are fat. (00 to 7'n, I3Q3 75; choice fat cow. $2 50Q3: tfood fat cow, $2 50 3: common cows. I2S 2 75; cannera. I11 50; choice neavy tuna, 12 75W3 25: fair to gooA bolognar, bull. $2 2502 60; stock bulla. $2tff2 25; choice feeding teem. 800 to 1.000. $3 604; fair feeding steers. 800 to 1.000. S3?3 50; choice stockers. 500 to 700. $2 7;.&i 3 25; fair stockers. 500 to 700. S3 2602 75; stock heifers. S2ft2 60; jTtllkers. larjre. younsr, medium ajre, $35 'if.r: common milkers. 1188225, Veal calves Market active 'and 25 j3."c higher; beet. $77 75; others. 84(06; milch cows and sprinrrs steady. 1 fihfiep and lambs Market aotlve and ' 2Te hljchrr than tho openlnsr last week: bout lambs. $7 2."ff7 40: fair to tood lumbs. IS f.Ofi rt ?.": llrht to rnmmnn ! lambs, 5i?f 75; fair to jrood butcher I sheeo. 84 i)a 25; culls and common, $3 504. I Hojcs Weak; market fio hljcher than I last week. Itanire of prices' l.lrht to -ron,! butch-. lla-ht yorkers, G 30; roughs, $C5 75; ma, 1.3 on. Chlcaro -Markrt stroncr; beeves. 84 Q 0 85: cows and lielfrs. 81 2T 9 S 15; Mockers and feeders. 82 R0S4 60: Tex an. $3 7."T4 i0; westerns. $3 05 40; calves. $608. Hoca Market r. WlOe lower: mixed and butchers. $6 S7M; rood heavy. sn zoii'6 sr.: rontn neavy, r snjre 10; Mrbt. $5 O08 SVi: nlffs. $. $0Qt 20; DUIK Or SSleS. 1 so. Sheep- Market strong; sheep. $3 75 1 i o; iamb. aw. AMWRMUNTI !! JETKOT. Week Kndi&ir January 1W7. tsl Thiath sn WoiMHr.AJtv.vri'r noon S:l. 1 to CfSc: Evenlntn P-l Mu io . e. Fred Walton. Famous Knr)Uh PsnfotnlralKt. LTcrcw PHee alwnrs I V 2V. rV. 7V. Mutinee Wedoedjr and HatuM . The Four Morton. WniTSET F.venlnes. Itto. 90r. V: Matinees IOC .V, 2 -Heerets cf the Police" LAf aTSTts Tt attii Pargsln Mat Sua, Mod.. Wed. uA flat liest Hosts r. Kirht Prices, 10O.V.V, sae. lllgb ria VauAevi.ln. D. It. Power, of lVntiac, was In northern Michigan a few d..ys ago In specting the hanks which he owns and operates In Northport, Cedar, ftmplro, Homer and Sutton3 Hay. The Leelanau County Savings bank In Suttons llay. which Is owned by him, has 2,000 capital. H. 3. Alward Is the solo remaining member of the Camden llachelora' club organized with nearly a score of members four years ago. Invitations are out for th wedding of Charles Me Klnley to n Hlliflalo college classmate, Miss Nan Vc. n. a teacher In tho Hillsdale high school. ASTOUNDING REPORTS MADE THE CAR 8HORTAQE WHICH HAS CAUSED. MUCH SUFFERING, , A MYTH. STARTLING RECORD. Vast Number of Industrial Workers Who Met Death by Accident Has Be come Appalling. Plenty of Cars. Startling revelations regarding the car shortage were made public today by the department of commerce and labor. Its investigations show that the mueh-vaunted car shortage Is no short age of cars at all. Its carefully gath ered statistics show that a smaller quantity of Jhc great staples of this country was moved during November of this year than during the same month In 1905. With the great elevators at Duluth and Minneapolis and other shipping points yawning for wheat, the deliver ies at IB' interior markets fell below the deliveries of November, 1003, by the great figure of 17,500,000 bushels. With the children of the great north west shivering and crying for coal, the shipments of anthracite from the east ern producing regions fell below the figure of November, 1905, by nearly 250.000 tons. The showing is absolutely convinc ing regarding the car supply. It an swers the question of the interstate commerce commission, which, even at the end of last week was willing to admit that there was probably an ac tual shortage of cars. But In clearing up this mooted point, the revelations create even deeper queries. Slaughter of Workmen. Important steps are soon to be taken In New York and elsewhere to estab lish a system of compulsory and ac curate records of the enormous num ber of persons who are annually killed and Injured in America's vast army of industrial workers. In New York city alone the meager records obtainable are startling. Dr. Joslah Strong, presi dent of the American Institute of So cial Service, in speaking of the num ber of persons killed each year In our Industrial occupations, made some as tonishing comparisons. He said: "We in the United States kill in four years some S0.000 persons, more than fell In battle and died of wounds dur ing the four years of the civil war. We are killing more than twice as many every year as perished by viol ence In both the French and English armies during the three years of the Crimean war. "There are more killed and wounded cn our railroads every year than the entire losses of the Boer war on both sides In three years. We have Indus trial casualties enough every year to keep one conflict like our war with Spain going for 1,200 years, or 12 such wars going for 100 years. Our peaceful vocations cost more" lives than were lost In battle during the entire Span ish war. "From the best statistics obtainable I may say there are 575,000 persons in the United States under sentence of death to be executed at an unknown moment during the next ten years 1,100 next week and the same number every week until the ghastly work is complete. "An Intelligent and earnest effort would procure tho reprieve of a mul titude of these innocent victims." Insurance Indictments. Geo. W. Perkins, former vice-president of the New York Life Insuranco Co., and now a member of the. firm of J. P. Morgan & Co., and Charles S. Falrchild, former secretary of the treasury and. a trustee of the New York Life Insurance Co.. were indict ed Friday by the grand Jury, charged with forgery in the third degree. The indictments were based on what is known as the Prussian bond transac tion, In which It is charged that a false statement was made by the New York Life Insurance Co. in order to satisfy the government of Prussia as to the securities held by that company President Cassatt Dead. President Alexander J. Cassatt, of the Pennsylvania Railroad Co., died suddenly Friday afternoon. The an nouncement of his death was made from hi office in Pennsylvania shortly before 2 o'clock in the following bul letin: "Mr. A. J. Cassatt, president of the Pennsylvania railroad, died sud denly of heart disease at 1 p. m. to day. The symptoms were those known to the profession as tho Stokes-Adams syncope, and, as is often the case un der these circumstances, death wai Instantaneous." Twenty Were Killed. Up to the present time, it is said, 20 persons, including several Americans, havo been butchered by Yaqul Indian! In Mexico. A second massacre follow ing the one at Iancho in which eW;hi persons were slain Is related In a dls patch telling of a raid by 100 Yaquli near Valencia, Mexico. An entire party was wipd out, 11 Mexicans and one American being killed. The Mexican government has has tily gathered troops and rurales at both these widely separated points tc pursue the redskin murderers. The Grand Trunk is said to be con sidering a plan to build a belt line in Pontlac. It would open up desirable factory sites. Miss Nina Fedens, of Thetford town ship,' and Delaeon Almes Meade, ol Detroit, have, in a letter Just sent out to their friends, announced their mar riage, which has been kept a secret since January 6, 1906. Prof. John Dleterle, of Ann Arbor, was awakened by the scratching of matches in his home, and upon Inves tigation found t,wo men ransacking his mother's room. Both left the prem iers without securing anything. TORTURED WITH GRAVEL. Since Using Doan's Kidney Pills Not a Single Stone Has Formed. Capt. S. L. Crute. Adjt. Wm. Watts Camp, U. C. V., Koanoke, Va., says: "I suffered a long., long time with my back, and felt draggy and list less and tired all the time. 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Rothschilds Never Prosecute. While the Bank of England makes it a point never under any circum stances to relinquish the prosecution of those who have defrauded it in the slightest degree, being willing, if need be, to spend thousands of pounds to capture and prosecute people who have robbed it of even a few shillings, the Rothschilds make it a rule never to appeal to the courts or to the police In such matters. Of course, they are, like every other banker, occasionally the victims of dishonesty, but neither the police nor the public ever hear about the matter. This has always been a principle of the heads of the house, who take the ground that it is better to bear the loss in silence than to disturb popular confidence in . the safety of the concern by allowing it to be seen that its treasures are not adequately safeguarded. Horses Still In Demand. Happily the horse has a faculty for upsetting the gloomy predictions that he is fated to be put out of business by the automobile. 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