The Loup City northwestern. (Loup City, Neb.) 189?-1917, July 23, 1908, Image 1
oup City Northwestern volume xxv LOUP CITY, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY , JULY 2:5, 11)08 NUMBER 37 MUCH IN SMALL SPACE FOR THE HURRYING READER. EVENTS COVERING WIDE FIELD Something of Congress. Political Gos sip Here and There, and .News and Notes of General Character. Political. Manager Vorys of the Ohio cam paign says there will be no friction among republicans of that state over the election of a United States sen ator. Samuel Gompers has denied that he sent any message to Mr. Hearst ask ing him 10 support Mr. Bryan. Judge Taft says that democrats in many southern states are writing to him. declaring their purpose to vote for him and to do whatever may be in their power to secure his election. Chairman Hitchcock says that the * west is to be the battle ground in the national campaign. Judge Taft has begun work on his address of acceptance. Chairman Hitchcock has selected rooms for headquarters in New York and an nounced that the campaign will begin Augusts 1. The democratic national committee called on Bryan to consult him about selecting a campaign manager. The news of the action of the dem ocratic national convention at Denver including in its platform a plank fa voring the exclusion from the United States of Asiatic laborers, is taken in Tokio to be directed against Japanese, end is causing considerable surprise and displeasure. Senator Warner of Missouri, chair man of the notification committee, ar rived at Hot Springs, Ya.. and talked with Mr. Taft for half an hour. They discussed conditions in Missouri in ■which Mr. Taft showed interest. Herman Ridder of the New York Staatz Zeitung, will support Mr. Bryan for president. Judge Taft in an interview at Hot Springs announced that questions of general policy of conduct of his cam paign will be turned over to his man agers. Mayor John E. Revburn of Philadel phia has instituted proceedings against E. A. Van Valkenburg. editor and pres ident of the North American, and six members of the staff of the newspa per, charging them with criminal li bel. The charges are based on articles and cartoons appearing in the naws paper during the last two years. General. Count Boni de Casteilane has for mally filed suit for such revision of the decree of divorce obtained against him by his wife, who was Miss Anna Gould of New York, as will give him the custody of his three children. The prohibitionists nominated Eu gene W. Cbafln for president and Aaron S. Watkins for vice president. Nine people w-ere killed in the ex posion of a powder magazine near Cieeburn, Wash. Governor Cummins will net be ready to fill campaign engagements until September. William Randolph Hearst tells Sam uel Gompers he cannot support the democratic platform. John W. Kern, the democratic vice presidential candidate, has accepted an invitation to be the guest of the Jefferson club of Chicago at a rally to be held on Sepiember 15. I tie annual report oi tne interstate Commerce commission for last year shows that net income of railroads was nearly $450,000,000. The completion of the Milwaukee road to the Pacific coast will take more money than has been counted on, though the management says this is provided for. Invitations to members of the na tional committee have been sent out to attend the Taft notification in Cin cinnati. The Nebraska Sta e Railway Em ployes’ association has established a headquarters and will go into state politics in earnest. Judge Taft has been making a com plete study of the platforms of the va rious parties for some years past. Four New Jersey boys died of lock jaw due to acidents on the Fourth of July. Three of the boys, Harry W. Hall, Arthur Beny and Rollo Terasino. died at North Hudson. All three had been wonded in the hand. Mrs. S. C. Carter has offered to do nate $50.00u for a new park in Omaha. Gustavus P. English, news editor of the Associated Press, died suddenly at his home in Chicago. Harry’ Thaw's case goes over until September. Over a course nearly 1,000 miles long 2,000 boy athletes, members of the Young Mens Christian associa tion, of New York will race against time in an effort to break all records between New York and Chicago. The boys are to carry a message from the mayor of New York to the mayor of Chicago. Ten thousand men marched in the electrical parade of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine at St. Paul. John W. Kern, the candidate for vice president, passed through Omaha, but declined to discuss the chairman ship. saying the choice has been left to the committee. Japanese are indignant over the ex clusion clause in the democratic plat form. Advices received in Nicaragua state that the Honduran revolutionists have abandoned the town of Gracias, which they recently captured and have fled into Salvador. The Standard Oil company secured all the contracts to furnish oils of various kinds at the different state in stitutions. Its bids were "'the lowest of any received, but in some instances different prices were quote’ oil,the same quantit;- of the same article. ' Dr. J. W. Simpson was mysteriously shot at the home of his wife in North port, L. 1., and his mother-in-law was arrested on the charge. The Interstate Commerce commis sion ruled that elevation allowances shall not be paid longer by the rail roads. Officers of the Burlington going to Wyoming revived the talk of building the Hill line to Tflermopolis, regard less of the “tour inspection story.” Heat in some of the .eastern cities has been, imusirai aptf many- fatalities are recorded. • The presidential elections through out Panama passed off quietly, with out any. known disturbances. 'Senor Don Jose Domingo de. Obaldia. for merly minister to the United States, and acting president during the ab sence of Dr. Amador, was elected pres ident. Washington. Judge Kohlsaat decided .that rail roads. under the Hepburn act, may not dispose of transportation for advertis ing. Although scarcely more than a month has elapsed since President Roosevelt appointed the national con servation commission, the work of taking stock of the nation's national resources has begun. This work will be carried on vigorously In order, to enable the commission to make its re port to the president by January 1 next. Chairman Frank H. Hitchcock, of the republican national committee will open the campaign of 1S*07 in the far west. Practically the first movement for the election of William H. Taft and James H. Sherman, respectively to the presidency and vice presidency wlil be made at Colorado Springs, Colo., Monday and Tuesday, July 20 and 21. Somewhat concerned over the situa tion at Porto Cortez and at Ceilia, on the northern coast of Honduras, be cause of the threatened operation of the revolutionists and a possible men ace to American interests, the admin istration is considering the advisa bility of dispatching a naval vessel to that coast. Foreign. The emperor of China is sick and many physicians have been called to his bedside. It is said the new premier of Japan will pursue a peace .policy. A news bureau has received a pri vate telegram from Sosnoviee, Rus sian Poland, stating that a plot against | the life of Emperor Nicholas has been ! discovered there. The French national fete was cele brated throughout the •country in the traditional manner. 'The review of troops at. Longchamps. which was the feature of the celebration in Paris, was a brilliant success. Prince .Zu Eulenberg, who is being tried on a charge of perjury in con-« nection with the scandals revealed last year by Maximilien Harden, rest ed on arr ordinary hospital bed with I>r. Gennrich sitting at his side during the court proceedings in Berlin. Vice President Fairbanks. will call on the Prince of \Vales on the after noon of July 22. the day on which the prince arrives at Quebec. Personal. The Rt. Rev. William Awdry, Angel ican bishop of South Tokio, in a long letter to the London Times repudiates the idea that the Japanese have any aggressive intentions toward the T'nited States or elsewhere. Proceedings in Harry K. Thaw's application for a jury trial to deter mine his mental eonditipp. were ad journed until the September term of the supreme court of Westchester county. Samuel Gompers. president of the American Federation ot Labor, will support Mr. Bryan for president. According to Charles M. Schwab, steel conditions look much better Irish unionists in Dublin have formed an organization to work for home rule along new lines. When Commander Robert E. Peary boards his steamer, Roosevelt, at Cape Breton, and starts' on his expedi tion in search of the North pole, an international race to the uttermost ends of the earth wilt be tm. Peary ex pects to plant the stars and stripes at the north pole. Chairman Hitchcock of the republi can national.committee reached Utica. X. Y., and was at once driven to the home of Representative Sherman, the vice presidential candidate. Mr. Hitch cock said he had come to talk over campaign matters. If Mr. Bryan is elected it Is said he will share the white house with Vice President Kern. President Roosevelt has received an invitation to be the guest of Camp Dawson of the Arctic Brotherhood at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific exposition, which will be held in Seattle next year. Berlin—Professor Paul Haiipt. of Johns Hopkins university of Balti more, gave a dinner to introduce the American ambassador, David Jayn< Hill, to university and literary circles ROOTING AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES. New York World. ENGLISH FAIR PLAY A MYTH TUG OF WAR TEAM VIOLATES RULES OF THE CONTEST. Men Wear Steel Shod Shoes—Amer *:icans Retire After Making Pro , test That Is Not Allowed. London.—A serious controversy has arisen between the American athletes and the British Olympic association. The Americans’ chief cause of com plaint is the arbitrary manner in which their protest against "the fla grantly unfair method of conducting the tug-of-war," was dismissed. Every unprejudiced spectator present at 'Friday's meeting was convinced that the Americans were justified in refus ing to go on with that event. The United Kingdom had three teams entered in the tug-of-war. made up of the police of the city of London. Liverpool and the metropolitan forces. The drawings brought the American . and Liverpool teams into the arena | first. The American team complied i with the rule which says: "No competitor shall wear prepared boots or shoes or boots or shoes with any projecting nails, tips, sprigs, points, hollows or projections of any kind." The Liverpool police appeared in enormous shoes which had steel rims around the heels. The Americans pulled, under protest and making lit tle effort, and then filed a formal pro test, which was ignored. In the semi-final in the fancy div ing competition. George W. Gaidzik of the Chicago Athletic association won his heat by a handsome margin. He i scored S5.6, while Zurner of Germany : was second with 82.8. As was expected, C. M. Daniels of the New York Athletic club won his heat in the first round of the 100 meter swim, his time, 1:05 4-5, be ing several seconds below that of the winner of another heat. The heat winners in this contest included H. J. Hepner of the Illinois Athletic club and L. G. Rich, Brookiine Swimming club. London.—Thursday was America's day in the Olympic sports at the stadium, both big events which reached tho finals, throwing the dis cus, free style, and putting the shot, being carried off by Martin J. Sheridan of the irish-American Athletic club, and Ralph Rose of the Olympic ctub. San Francisco, respectively. London. — The gold medals went to Great Britain. France and Sweden, as the winners of the finals of Wednesday's events at the Olympic games. Great Britain was a double winner and France and Sweden each secured one first. j WOMAN FASTS FIFTY-SIX DAYS. Remarkable Efforts of Mrs. John F. Dietz of Wisconsin. Winter. Wis.^-Mrs. John Dietz, wife of the famous defender of Cam eron dam. has just finished a fast of | 56 days. Not only does she know no ill effects of this world's record-break ing effort, but she probably owes her life to it. She underwent the try ins ordeal to cure appendicitis and ac ce-ding to her husband she has suc ceeded. "Mrs. Dietz lias just concluded a 5G-days' fast and now’ is free of all pain.” declared Mr. Dietz. “She lost 50 or CO pounds in weight but she will soon regain that.” She was unable to get a doctor be cause of the legal war that has been waged against Dietz for five years. Dietz has not been arrested during all that time, although all the court machinery of the state was invoked. Shriners Select Louisville. St. Paul, Minn.—The Imperial Coun cil of the Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine Wednesday elect ed officers headed by E. I. Alderman. Marion. Ia., as imperial potentate, and decided to hold the conclave of 1909 in Louisville, Ky. Four cities were contestants for the gathering of next year, Seattle, Louisville, Atlantic City and Detroit. The matter was referred to a committee which reported ia favor of Louisville. Double Shooting: Two Dying. New York.—As the result of a double shooting in Jersey City, N. J., Friday night, Mrs. Harriet Brennan and J. Martin Tilton are in the city | hospital with wounds which will prob ably prove fatal in each case. Each accuses the other of shooting and then attempting suicide. Lightning Kills Two Boys. Dayton, O.—Clyde Zar, aged 20, and Walter Cowitz, aged 14, were killed by lightning on a farm near Vandalia Friday. ALABAMA TROOPS CALLED OUT. Strike Situation Is Serious—Ratal Con flict at Adamsville. Birmingham. Aia.—While the re ports concerning the strike situation are greatly exaggerated, there was sufficient cause for alarm to induce Gov. Comer to order the militia of the district to sleep on their arms and re main in readiness for an emergency call. Friday Gov. Comer, together with Sheriff Higdon and a number of dep uties, made an automobile tour of the strike district. So impressed was the governor with the seriousness of the strike situation that on his return to Birmingham three local companies of militia were ordered under arms. A mixed company numbering 100 men went to Adamsville, where Friday afternoon an engagement between strike sympathizers and deputies took place, in which one deputy was killed. Montgomery, Ala.—Troop D of the First squadron, Alabama cavalry, which has been in camp here partici pating in the practice shoot, received orders Friday afternoon to report in Birmingham to Sheriff Higdon. The troops left Montgomery on an early train Saturday. BANKER ZOTT1 ARRESTED. New Yorker Arraigned on Charge of Grand Larceny. New York. — Frank Zotti, head of the banking institution of Frank Zotti & Co., on Greenwich street, which wrent into the hands of a receiver on Wednesday, was taken into custody Friday and arraigned be fore Magistrate Corrigan on a charge of grand larceny. The banker was remanded to the Tombs under $25,000 ba*l for examination. The specific charge against Zotti, according to the affidavit of the police, is that he failed to forward to Bul garia $225 given him by a customer of the bank. Detective McConville in the affidavit adds to the specific charge, that “he had been given to understand that the defendant had withheld other monies amounting to more than $100,000.” The banker de clared he was the victim of a plot to ruin him. He said that three Pitts burg men had started the trouble which resulted in a receiver being appointed for his bank recently. HISTORIC BUILDING BURNS. Structure in Which First Volunteer for Civil War Enlisted. St. Paul. Minn.—By the burning of a one-story frame building at Market and Third streets, the structure in which the first volunteer for the union aimies enlisted in 18G1 was destroyed. The building was erected in 1857. When President Lincoln issued his call for volunteers Gov. Alexander Ramsey of Minnesota, who was then in Washington, was accorded the priv ilege of offering the first regiment. Immediately a recruiting office was opened in the building that was burned, and within a few minutes Charles Eichler enlisted. MERCHANT CALLED FIREBUG. Owner of Fond du Lac Store Arrested on Arsen Charge. Fond du Lac, Wis.—On complaint of State Fire Marshal T. M. Pur tell, Isaac Rosenblatt, manager and part owner of the Fair store, one of the largest dry goods stores in Fond du Lac. was arrested on the charge of arson Friday afternoon. It is alleged that he set fire to his store on the morning of July 13. When Rosenblatt was arraigned in court he waived examination and the case was adjourned until July 24. Bail was fixed at $5,000. Follows His Sister to Death. Pittsburg, Pa.—William Moffit of Sistersville, W. Va., who came here to attend the funeral of his sister, who committed suicide Tuesday, ended his own life in a manner almost identical ■with that employed by the young woman. Blaze Causes $350,000 Loss. Everett, Pa.—A fire, believed to have been of incendiary origin, de stroyed the main building of the Elk Tanning company of this place. The loss on the buildings, machinery and stock is estimated at $350,000. Persian Rebels Sack Tabriz. Tabriz, Persia.—The revolutionists routed Rachin Khan's horsemen, who are out of ammunition and have fled. The revolutionists have gained con trol of the town and are sacking the houses of officials. CHICAGO LAWYER HEADS THE NATIONAL “DRY” TICKET. CHOSEN ON THIRD BALLOT Prof. A. S. Watkins of Ohio Is Put Up for Vice-President at Columbus Convention—Platform Is Short. Columbus, O.—For president, Eugene W. Chafin, Chicago; for vice-president. Prof. Aaron S. Watkins, Ada, O. The above ticket was nominated Thursday by the Prohibitionist nation al convention, both men being chosen unanimously. The full indorsement of the convention was not, however, riven to Mr. Chafin until after three ballots had been taken. On the first two ballots Mr. Chafin did not show a great amount of strength, receiving but 195 out of 1.053 votes on the first and 376 out of LOST on the second ballot. His nomination was practically assured, however, when the roll call began for the third ballot. His own state, which had voted largely for Daniel R. Sheen of Peoria, and the New York delegation, followed by those of Indiana and Wisconsin, came over to Mr. Chafin, and on the third ballot he received a total of 636 votes. The strongest competitor of Mr. Chafin was Rev. William B. Pal more of St. Louis, who received 274 votes on the first ballot and 418 on the second, and a comparatively small vote after it was evident that the nomination of Mr. Chafin could not be prevented. Palmore Refuses Second Place. The conveniion up to this time had run smoothly and without the slight est friction. It was decided to make Mr. Palmore the vice-presidential nom inee and he was named by acclama tion. He declined to accept the office, however, and persisted in his attitude despite the strong urgings of his friends. The convention, finding itself confronted with the necessity of nam ing another vice-presidential candi j date, and many of the delegates, being | anxious to catch the early night trains for their homes, became involved in a deep parliamentary tangle. The rules were several times suspended and the suspensions immediately revoked. Fi nally it was decided that Prof. Wat kins should be named by acclamation. There was no opposition to him at the moment and Chairman Scanlon was on the verge of declaring Prof. Watkins the nominee when delegates in various parts of the hall broke in with a flood of motions, counter mo tions. amendments and suspensions of the rules. Watkins on First Ballot. An extended debate followed which finally resulted in the restoration of the rules and a ballot for the vice presidency. Three men were named, Prof. Watkins, T. B. Demaree of Ken tucky and Charles S. Holler of Indi ana. The ballot resulted in the nom ination of Prof. Watkins by an over whelming majority, and he was im mediately thereafter, upon motion of the Kentucky delegates, made the unanimous choice of the convention. Both the presidential and vice-presi dential nominees are candidates for governor in their respective states on the Prohibition tickets. Eugene W. Chafin, who leads the Prohibition party this year, is an at torney residing in Chicago. He is a native of Waukesha county, Wis., and for some years, practiced law there. The forenoon session of the conven tion was devoted to the discussion and adoption of a platform which is prob ably the shortest on record, containing not more than 350 words. RETURNS TO HIS PRISON CELL. Escaped Prisoner Gives Himself Up at Indiana Penitentiary. Michigan City. Ind.—Thomas Mc Carthy. aged 40 years, for whose cap ture the warden of Indiana state piison here has had a reward standing for three years, returned to prison Tuesday evening voluntarily and gave himself up, with the prospect of serv ing 12 more years, unless the governor or parole board should release him sooner. In 1905 McCarthy escaped after hav ing been paroled. He went to the Pa cific coast and after leading a pre carious existence he joined the Sal vation Army at Yakima. Wash. His conscience troubled him and after he had earned enough money he started back to prison, paying all his own ex penses. St. Paul’s Population 225.300. St. Paul. Minn.—St. Paul on June 1. 190S, had a population of 223.300, accoiding to the new city directory for this year, which will soon be ready for distribution. This estimate is based on an increase of 12,566 names in the 1908 directory over that of 1905, when the state census showed St. Paul to have a population of 197,025. Mr. Cortelyou on Vacation. Washington. — Secretary Cortelyou and family left Thursday for Hunting ton, Long Island, where they will spend the warm season. During his absence Assistant Secretary L. A. Coolidge will be acting secretary. Moros Murder a Soldier. Washington.—Another murder has been reported to the war department from the Philippines. Gen. Weston in a cablegram reports that Albert L. Burleigh, company C, Eighteenth in fantry, was murdered by Moroa. FLEET REACHES HONOLULU 3ATTLESHIPS ENTER HARBOR OF THE ISLAND CAPITAL. Welcomed by Thousands—Entire Run from San Francisco Was Pleas ant and Uneventful. Honolulu.—The Atlantic battleship fleet arrived here at noon Thursday. By universal consent the day was made a complete holiday, all business being suspended and thousands of people from the different islands of the territory assembled on Diamond Head and other heights and points of vantage southeast of this city to view the approach of the armada. Early in the morning the crowds be gan scrambling up the bluffs to catch the first sight of smoke above the southeastern horizon, and the first re alization of the long-cherished hope came at 7:30 in the morning, when a message came from the leper settle ment on the Island of Molokai that the fleet had been sighted there, steaming in line of squadron formation at a speed of ten knots. An overcast sky prevented the watchers near here from seeing far out to sea, but the pa tience of the lookouts was rewarded by the appearance of the Connecti cut off the entrance to the channel at noon. During the entire run to Honolulu the fleet experienced pleasant weather and smooth seas. For two hours or more daily, except on Sunday, the fleet had tactical evolutions and at the same time routine drills were carried on. No noteworthy incidents occurred on the entire voyage, and as a mat ter of fact, this, the first leg of a long cruise, was rather more uneventful than usual. The fleet never had to stop or slow down nor did any of the ships have to fall out of formation through accidents to steering gear. The health of the crews has been very good and there have been no deaths or serious accidents since leav ing San Francisco. The Nebraska, which was left behind when the fleet sailed from the Golden Gate on ac count of scarlet fever cases among her crew, overtook the fleet at 6:30 a. m. Wednesday. THOMAS D. JORDAN DEAD. Indicted Ex-Comptroller of the Equita ble Expires Suddenly. New York.—Thomas D. Jordan, for merly comptroller of the Equitable Life Assurance society, dropped dead of heart disease late Tuesday after noon in the Wall street station of the subway. Mr. Jordan had parted from his son, Frank B. Jordan, only a mo ment before, and a messenger over took the young man on the street and informed him of his father's death. It was in the course of the Armstrong committee insurance investigation that Mr. Jordan's name came prom inently before the public. It was brought out then that Comptroller Jor dan had secured loans aggregating $685,000 for himself and James W. Alexander former president of the Equitable, from the Mercantile Trust company, and that these loans had been covered up on the books of the company. This $685,000 came to be known as the “yellow dog" fund. As a result of the disclosures the grand jury found IS indictments for forgery and one for perjury against Jordan. Only recently Mr. Jordan ap peared before Justice Goff to plead not guilty to the indictments. His trial was set for the fall. TRAIN HURLED INTO DITCH. White Mountain Express Wrecked, One Woman Being Killed. Greenwich, Conn. — One woman was killed, two were perhaps mor tally injured, and nearly a dozen persons were seriously hurt when the White Mountain Express, of the New York, Nqw Haven & Hartford rail road, was wrecked 100 feet west of the station here at 9:20 o'clock Thursday morning. Spreading rails caused the ten-car train to leave the tracks while it was crossing a bridge over Steam boat road, and five of the passenger coaches, including four Pullmans, were hurled into a ditch, where they collapsed like paper boifes. That so few of ihe 180 passengers were killed or injured seems little short of miracu lous, as the train was going 50 miles an hour. Plan to Help Illinois Blind. Springfield, 111. — The state board of public charities, at a meeting Thursday, authorized the appointment of a commission by President Billings of the board to ascertain the number of blind in the state and to formulate plans for the employment of the adult blind and for improving the efficiency of the state care in other particulars. J. M. Greene Dies Suddenly. Chamberlain, S. D.—J. M. Greene, formerly Republican national commit teeman, the foremost citizen of Cham berlain, was found dead in his bed here Wednesday, supposedly of heart disease. Eulenburg Too Sick for Trial. Berlin.—The trial of Prince Philip Zu Eulenburg on charges of perjury in connection wTith the court scandals of last year was indefinitely suspended Friday because the prince is in a half dying condition. Astor’s Son May Be an M. P. Plymouth, Eng —Waldorf Astor, the eldest son of William Waldorf Astor, was chosen Friday night as conserva tive candidate for member of parlia ment from Plymouth at the next gen eral election. RISE OFFERS ENCOURAGEMENT FOR TAKING PROFITS. FEW SECURITIES ARE OFFERED Sales Sufficient to Cause Only Occa sional Wavering, but New High Level is Reached. New York.—The market for securi ties last week showed a degree of ■vi tality that offered encouragement for marketing holdings, accumulated from time to time in consequence of the attractive higher level of prices1 established. At the level attained, the highest point of the year in the case of a number of conspicuous stocks, and in consequence the highest touched since the spring of last year. There were sales sufficient to cause aa occasional wavering of the price move ment and an irregular market where* new advances accompanied the set back in stocks previously advanced, The characteristic feature of the trans actions, however, was the compara tive paucity of offerings for sale and the relative ease, therefore, with which operations to advance prices were made effective. Those operations were admittedly largely professional and showed the manipulative devices usual in the professional conduct of leadership in speculation. For the success which attended these efforts the strong technical position of the market and the general improvement in speculative sentiment must be al lowed credit. This sentiment found expression from many sources in the financial, industrial and commercial departments of affairs. There w*as an unusual number of statements of hope ful views and opinions on the part of prominent financiers and capitalists in the form of interviews to the news papers. These were the more effective in inspiring confidence because of their agreement on the main points of the situation in which the expressed hopefulness were based, and which are safely obvious to the ordinary ob server to be confirmed in the news of the day. Much attention was attracted' throughout the week to the question of advances in freight rates by the railroads. Much remains to be set tled, both as to the policy in this re spect to be followed by the railroad* and as to the effect of such policy on the general business prospects. Out spoken arguments have come from, prominent railroad officials in behalf of an increase, the contention being; that advances in freight rates have not kept pace with the rise in price of materials and labor, so that profits on the present basis are not sufficient to establish credit such as will secure the use of capital for expenditure in extension and betterments. Much of the stagnation in demand for interna tional output is held by this argument to be traced to the paralysis of credit under which the railroads have been suffering. AVERAGE WAGES ARE HIGHER. Bureau of Labor Reports Decrease irt Average Number of Hours. Washington—The average wagon per hour in 1907 were 3.7 per cent higher than in 1906, the regular hours of labor per week wrere four-tenths of 1 per cent lower than in 1906. and the number of employes in the establish ments investigated was 1 per cent greater than in 1896. These are some of the facts of interest in the state ment issued by the bureau of labor as the result of an investigation of the principal wage-working occupa tions in 4.169 estimates representing the principal manufacturing and me chanical industries of this country. The article is entitled “Rates of Wages and Retail Prices of Food, 1890 to 1907.” Absconder is Returned. San Diego, Cal.—When the steamer St. Denis arrived from Ensanada on Sunday it had on board William F. Walker, the New Britain. Conn.. ab< sconder, who was in custody of State Superintendent of Police Egan of Con-* necticut and H. F. Hoffman, a detec* tive. Walker -was ra her a pitiable object as he stepped ashore, stoop shouldered and haggard. The news paper men who sought to interview him could get little more than a shake of the head and the remark. “It is a very fine day.” Prince’s Condition Serious. Berlin—Prince Philip Zu Eulenburg was either insensible or in a condition of semi-consciousness for several hours following the suspension of his trial on charge of perjury in connec tion with the court scandals of last year. When duty calls from ease it always will be found easier to obey than tt> refuse. For Campaign of Education, Chicago—A campaign of education among shippers and the general pub* lie looking toward a readjustment of freight rates throughout the country was decided upon at a meeting of the executive committee of the National Association of Railway Agents held here on Saturday. The plans contem plate public discussions of the ques tion by members of the association' before commercial bodies and similar organizations in every city and town of considerable size in the United States.