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Now York, Nov. 7.--Tho moBt Bor
loua rioting that has yet murked the
Btriko of oxpreBB drivers and helpers,
culminating in thn shooting of a strik
ing driver by a guard on a wagon, took
plnco tonight, following an abrupt
termination of negotiations between
tho men and thq companies.
The situation tonight Is regarded as
Increasingly serious, with added possi
bility of n sympathetic walkout
throughout tho city of all teamsters
und allied organizations.
Peter Roach, a striking driver, tho
victim of today's rioting, was shot
through tho body during an attack by
a mob on un Adams express wugon.
Tho last rites wero administered to
him by a priest in a drugstore and he
was hurried to a hospital, where hin
condition was reported critical.
John Perry, a guard on the wagon,
was also injured, und according to the
police, admitted tho shooting. He
fired after he had been hit in the face
by a Btono hurled by Roach. Roach
denied any part in tho riot.
The termination of negotiations was
precipitated by a letter to Mayor Gay
nor by the companies stating that the
only condition upon which they would
take back the Btrikero was by individ
ual application not later than today.
Re-employment in their old positions
nt former wages was promised, "with
out discrimination against any of them
because of having left the service." ,
The companies also agreed, as soon
ob work was resumed, to confer with
their employes in an endeavor to affect
a settlement of wages and hours.
TbeBo terms were rejected by tho
strike leaders without even formal
"Now it is a caso of fight a case of
fight until wc win," said W. A. AbIi
ton, general organizer of the Team
With tho ending of negotiations,
talk among the strikers immediately
centered upon a general walk-out.
Such action, it whs said, would call
out 100,000 mcn.
Tho joint executive committee of
the union, it was said tonight, will
meet tomorrow to consider the matter.
A meeting of chauffeurs and cabdrivers
unions was ulso called for tomorrow.
TRAINS COLLIDE; EIGHT DEAD
Eastbound Apple. Train
bound Freight Moot in
Spokane, WaBh. Eight are known to
be dead and four known to be more or
Icbb seriously injured as a result of
one of the most disastrous freight
wrecks In the history of the Great
Northern railroad, near Chattaroy,
WaBh. The wreck was the result of
head-on collision around a sharp curve
in a deep cut, fairly at the bottom of
two steep grades. Two heavily-loaded
trains running at an exceptional rate
of speed combined almost every condi
tion possiblo to make the impact so
Traffic on tho main line of the Great
Northern will have to be suspended
from 40 to 48 hours. The wreckage
will hardly be removed and the line
cleared before that time.
Truin No. 451, running on its rcg
ulur schedule, westbound, collided with
tho "apnlc extra," eastbound, running
on a zast schedule of live hours be
tween Hiilyard, Wash., and Troy,
Mont. Train No. 451 was loaded
with paints, oils, some furniture and
some livestock, much of it extremely
inflammable matcriul and considerably
lighter than the applo extra, which
carried, besides fruit, heavy loads of
grain and furniture.
Every man of both train crews who
happened to be near the front of his
train is dead. One brakeman saved
himself by jumping, but ho is Berious
The brakemen who happened to be
in the rear of their trains escaped with
Tho loss in the wreck is very large.
A pile of 19 cars of train No. 451,
jammed into tho Bpaco of an ordinury
living room, caught firo immediately
and wero speedily reduced to a mass of
tangled Bteol beforo. tho fire apparatus,
summoned from Spokane, 21 miles
away, could Btart a stream of water on
Biplane Wrecked on "Joy Ride."
Sterling, III. Craig Parvin, a young
Inventor of Lanark, 111., after having
worked thrco months buildintr a biplnno
planned to take, tho first flight on elec
tion day. When ho awoke bunday ho
found his airship missing. Parvin be
gan investigation and found his bi
plane hanging on a fence, two miles
from his homo. The ship was some
what damaged but tho motor unin
jured. It iB bclloved that friends who
watched the progress of building tho
dhip stole a march on him, got out tho
ship and endeavored to run it.
Mural Palntor Docoratos Prison.
Wlnstcd, Conn. Miss Genevieve
Cowles, of Farmington, an artist and
a relativo of ox-President Roosevelt,
iob entered upon a year's work in tho
state prison at Wothersficld, decorat-
ng tho walls of the chapel, warden
Garvin suggested to MIbs Cowles that
Bho undortako tho task. Miss Cowles
after a summer spent in Jerusalem, is
now at work. Sho has painted in sev
eral of tho figures, but tho whole pic
ture will not bo comploted for a year.
Loaf Must Weigh Pound.
Topoka, Kan. Tho State Supremo
court has decided that a loaf of broud
woigliB 1C ounces or it is not a loaf.
John McCoat, a Leavenworth bakor,
was arrested because ho did not tauei
his bread whon tho loaves weighed less
than 10 ounces, Ho appealed and tho
Supremo court affirmed tho decision.
LUMBER CUT GAINS.
Incroaso for Whole Country 34 Per
Cent In Year.
Washington The lumber cut in tho
United States during the calendar year
1009 was 44,585 million feet, board
measure, as against 83,324 million feet
in 1890, and 40,250 million feet in
1907. This was an increase of 34.2
per cent over 1907. The output of lath
and Bhingles during 1909 was 3,712
million and 14,945 million respective
ly. Tho increase in tho production of
lath In 1909 over 1908 was 24.3 per
cent and over 1907 1.3 per cent,1 while
tho corresponding Increases for shing
les were 23.4 per cent and 26.4 per
This information appears in a pre
liminary comparative report covering
1909, 1908 and 1907, which was trans
mitted to Ccnflus Director Durand by
iniei statistician William M.
ihc substantial increase over the
two preceding years was general, few
of the individual states showing a de
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cruuHuu uui. ine ngurcs snow a con
spicuous increase In the cut of the
Southeastern 'states, including all those
on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts from
Viriginia to Texas and Kentucky and
The proportion of tho total lumber
cut of the country contributed by New
xork and the New England states did
not vary materially during the three
years, being 9 per cent in 1907, 9.0
per cent in 1908 and 7.5 per cent in
Although the wood pulp industry
continues to make heavy and increas
ing draft upon the supply of spruce,
this tree still practically shares with
white pine the place of first impor
tance among the lumber timbers of
this region. In 1909 its contribution
to the total lumber cut of this group of
states was 28.8 per cent, while that
of white pine was 31.1 per cent.
The relative importance of the Lake
states 'Michigan, Minnesota and Wis
consin in lumber production continues
to decrease steadily, as the supply of
white pine stumpage grows less.
ine racinc uoast states, with an
output of 28.3 per cent larger in 1909
than in 1908, and 2.2 per cent greater
than in 1907, nevertheless, contributed
a smaller proportion of the total cut of
the country in 1909 than in either of
tho preceding years, the per cent for
1909 being 15.5, for 1908 10.2, and for
1907 10.8. Douglas fir was far in the
lead, as lumber material in these
Btates during the three years, the pro
duction from this species constituting
08.1 per cent in 1907, 00.1 per cent in
1908, and 68.5 in 1909. It contribut
ed 79.2 per cent of the total production
in Washington in 1909, and 82.2 per
cent in Oregon, while redwood formed
45.6 per cent of the total output of
Of the total production of lumber in
1909 soft woods supplied 33,875 mil
lion feet, or 70 per cent, while hard
woods contributed 10,693 million feet,
or 24 per cent. Soft woods contrib
uted 1 per cent less of the total pro
duction in 1909 than in 1908 and 1907,
in each of which years they formed 77
per cent of the total.
OIL LANDS NEAR COAL.
Deposits in Alasks Believed to
Seattle President Taf t's order with
drawing Alaska oil lands from settle
ment was not unexpected, being in line
with the administration's policy of
restoring all Alaska coal lands to the
public domain and letting congress
legislate for their disposal. The oil
lands are in or near the coal fields.
Gushers were tapped in the Katalla
coal fields and coal claims now cover
the oil land.
Clarence Cunningham, who located
tho famous group of coal claims that
figured so prominently in the attacks
on Secretary Ballinger, went to Alaska
to prospect for oil, and Indians showed
him tho enormously rich coal areas.
The oil deposits of Alaska have not yet
been thoroughly prospected, but are
believed to be extensive.
In the sandstone and shale beds of
the Yukon and Koyukuk valley, heavy
seepage of oil has been noted, but no
effort has been made to segregate the
land, from the government domain for
A lako covered with oil has neen
discovered within the region about 300
miles north of Kotzebuo sound, and it
is believed that good gushers could
be found here at shallow depth.
Figures Must Be Shown.
Now York Financial circles aro
manifesting great interest in a series
of questions that has just been put to
all the great railway systemB oi mo
country in a circular issued on account
of tho proposed advance in freight
rates. After all the questions are an
swered, tho public will get an oppor
tunity to learn about all the commis
sions and profits on security issues
which have been exacted from tho rail
roads by banking houses.
Towns Show Big Growth.
Washington Tho population of
Youngstown, Ohio, is 7y,ooo, an in
crease of 34,181 or 70.2 per cent over
44,885 In 1900.
E Paso. Tox., au.zvu, an incroaso
of 23,373 or 140.9 per cent over 15,900
Canton, III., 10,453 compared with
0,504 in 1900.
East Chicago, inu iv.vva, com
pared with 8,411 in 1900.
TAFT IS OFF TO PANAMA.
Leaves on Cruisor Tennessee
Visit of Inspection,
Charleston, S. C. President Toft
has sailed for the Isthmus of Panama
to get in personal touch with condi
tions along the big canal. President
Taft visited the isthmuB just beforo
his inauguration in 1909, but since
then various executive and engineer
ing problems huve ariBcn, and congress
must soon frame legislation as to rates
of toll, form of government, the rcgu
lation of the sale of coal, the disposi
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nun ot me ranama railroad and many
other things. The president e'xpects
to make various recommendations re
garding the canal at the coming short
session of congrees.
Mr. Taft sailed on the armored
cruiser lennessee, with the cruiser
Montana as convoy. While officially
known as cruisers, these vessels have
the general proportions of tho battle'
ships of a few years ago, although they
could not stand up very long against a
Both cruisers have a speed of 22
knots and will make the trip to Colon
in four days. Mr. Taft expects to be
on the isthmus four days and is due
back in Charleston November 22. He
will stop over a few hours in Richmond
on the 23d.
President Taft'a special squadron is
under the command of Rear Admiral
Staunton, with the Tennessee as flag'
ship. Admiral Staunton, Captain
Quimby, of the Montana, and Rear
Admiral Ford, commanding the
Charleston navy yard, were at the de
pot to greet the president when he
arrived. The members of his party
were driven to the home of Mayor
Khett for breakfast. Later the presi
dent reviewed groups of white and col
ored school children.
Mr. Taft went aboard the Tennessee
launch at the custom house wharf,
As he made his way up the starboard
gangway of the big gray cruiser his
flag was run up and he was received
with a ruffle of drums a blare of trum
pets and all the ceremonies accorded
the commander in chief of the Ameri
can armed forces.
The president is making a purely
business trip to Panama and accom
panied only by his brother, Charles P
Taft, Secretary Norton, two aides, a
physician and a stenographer.
POWERS MAY LOSE SEAT.
Kentucky Democratic Delegation to
Ask Congress to Act.
Louisville Reports which were
freely circulated here are that there
is a movement under way to have the
nine Democratic representatives of the
Kentucky delegation make a concerted
effort to have Caleb Powers ousted
from his seat as representative of the
Eleventh Kentucky district. Con
gress, it is reported, will be asked to
deny Powers his seat on the ground
that he has thrice been convicted of
felony and has not been acquitted by a
jury, (jovernor Willson'B pardon, it is
contended, does not have the same ef
fect as an acquittal on the charge of
complicity in the Goebel assassination.
Holiday Silver May Be Minted.
Washington Treasury officials may
have to change their minds, after all,
and order the mints to click off a mil
lion bright silver coins for the Christ
mas holidays. It has been customary
to do so for many years, but as the
treasury haB on hand about $22,000,000
in good coins, even though they are
not bright and shiny, it had been de
cided, in the interest of economy, that
no new ones would be turned out. But
the wail of protest which is said to
huve originated with the small boy has
gathered momentum. The indignation
of the demands of the merchants has
grown and the Bubtreasuries have been
besieged with demands for new mon
ey until all the assistant treasurers are
calling for help. Tho New York
treasurer came to Washington to in
form Treasurer McClung and George
Roberts, director of the mint, that
banks in New York are being almost
mobbed by merchants who want bright
new coins to give out to their custom
ers during the holiday Beason.
Southern States Grow.
Washington The population of the
state of Alabama is :2, 138, 093, as
enumerated in the 13th census. This
is an increase of 309,398, or 10.9 per
cent, over $1,828,697 in 1900. The
increase from 1800 to 1900 was 315,i
080, or 20.9 per cent.
Tho nonulatlon of tho state of Flor
ida is 751,139, an increase of 222,597,
or 42.1 per cent over 528,542 in 1900.
Tho increase from 1890 to 1900 wus
137,120, or 35 per cent.
Mint Will Be Closed Permanently.
Washington George E. Roberts,
director of the New Orleans mint,
t'ald that tho mint would bo abandoned
for tho present. When operations
may bo resumed there is not known.
"There is not enough work to keep all
tho mints in operation," said Mr.
Roberta. "It is with difficulty that
three aro kept working."
Los Angeles Has 310,108,
Washington Tho population of Los
Angoles, Cal., is 319,198, as compared
with 102,479, as announced by the cen
sus bureau. ThiB is an increase since
1900 of 207,199, or 21.5 per cent.
CATALPA TREES FROM SEED
Good Wind-Breaks Easily Obtained In
Short Time and at Practically
(By OEOnaB W. DROWN,)
For a number of years wo havo
grown this valuable species of decidu
ous treo from tho seed gathered from
our matured troes and wo do it cosily.
After tho leaves havo dropped wo
gather tho long splke-llko pods from
our catalpaa and separata tho seeds
which aro drlod out and stored away
with our other farm secdB. In early
spring when wo plant our dwarf peas
in tho garden we Bcatter tho catalpa
seeds into tho trenches with tho seed
About tho time tho peas aro gone
tho little catalpa plants como up nice
ly and by cultivation wo can grow
them a foot to 18 Inches the first year
and wo then can set them out tho fol
lowing year In a permanent location.
Wo havo a hedge or windbreak
about tho west and north sides of our
orchard grown In thin manner, and
besides have many growing alongside
the border fences and roadways, and
upon our home grounds, where they
bloom and are very pretty and orna
mental tho wholo year with their
broad, attractive leaves and drooping
seed pods a foot or more In length.
Some of our friends have tried the
method of scattering the seed In the
woodland or planting It along the
fence rows where trees aro wanted,
but field mice rob tho seed and a fail
Tho catalpa speclosa, or tall-growing
catalpa Is what we grow, and It Is
easily grown from seed after our
method. If we deslro a few trees of
this species for planting no easier
method can bo employed than to grow
them ourselves from seed gathered
from tho truo specosla variety. -We
are Intending next season to grow a
large quantity for planting Into a
grovo for post timber, as they are val
uable and have out-lasting qualities
above many other varieties of timber
for this purpose.
FEED AND WATER FOR HORSE
If Given Grain First Liquid Will Push
It Out of Stomach Before Prop
An Important fact to know In the
feeding of the horse Is that its stom
nch Is quite small and that It will
hold about two gallons. If tb horse
la fed his grain first, then hay and
then water, the grain will bo pushed
out of tho stomach before It Is digest
ed. Tho best way is to water first,
then feed some hay, and then the
grain. In case to horse is warm it
would not do to 'give all the water it
would take, but It Bhpuld bo given a
little even then. ' During warm
weather It would bo well If the horse
was watered In tho field at least once
during tho forenoon and In the after
noon. A horse will eat too much hay
If idven all at once. Feed a smaller
amount of hay at noon. During warm
weather It pays to take at least an
hour and a half rest at noon and often
times even longer and then working a
little later In the evening. In cool
weather the rest hour need not be
quite as long.
The lamb that cashes In the mosi
money for Its owner Is not a product
Circumvent the large feed bills by
producing better roughage and grain
on your own farms.
To allow feeders to eat all the corn
they can stow away after reaching
the farm Is disastrous.
A little flock well tended on the
small farm well tilled will rarely dis
appoint the good shepherd.
GIyo ewes good pasture and extra
feed just before the breeding season.
GIvo them extra feed during preg
Tar In sheep troughs Is said to be
generally beneficial for sheep at all
seasons, and especially for grubs in
To get the best financial results
from a flock of mutton sheep It Is es
sential that they combine a good
fleeco with a good "leg of mutton."
Dairying and Soli Fertility.
No other branch of agriculture pre
sents more advantages than dairying
disposing of these products of the
farm as milk a::d butterfat When
the latter may bo sold to creamery
stations and tho skim milk fed to
calves and pigs along with alfalfa tho
profits aro greater than from almost
any other form of agriculture.
No other business tends so rapidly
to build up tho fertility of tho farm,
and, when Judiciously conducted, no
other branch of farming yields more
satisfactory financial returns. Raising
and feeding alfalfa will add from 15
to 30 per cent to the profits of dairy
ing over tho use of any other feedstuff
that may bo raised or bought. Tho
profit problem for the dairyman Is con
stantly to find tho feed that will de
creaBO tho cost of his production.
Farms whore sbeop aro depended
anon for tho big ond of tho income
nro qulto scarce this sldo of tho Mis
sissippi. But farms where sheep show
not profits that they are never given
credit for aro numorouB. The man
who has Uopt a flock of 40 or 50 owes
all his Hfo seldom realizes how much
thoy contrlbuto to his bank account
and to tho looks of his farm until ho
gets "soro on tho wool trust" and gets
out. Ho'b generally found getting
right back In.
President Taft Names Tliurs
day, November 24.
Last Year's Great Progress in Amer
ica is Notable, and Causes for .
Thankfulness aro Many.
Washington The progress of the
country as reflected by the records of
population and harvests and the general
conditions of international peace, aro
things for which thanksgiving is espe
cially due for the year 1910, according
to the annual Thanksgiving proclama
tion issued by President Taft. The
proclamation is as follows:
"This year of 1910 is drawing to a
close. The records of population and
harvests which are the index of pro
gress show vigorous national growth
and the health and prosperous well
being of our communities throughout
this land and in our possessions beyond
the seaa. These blessings have not
descended upon us in restricted meas
ure, but overflow -and abound. They
are the blessingB and bounty of God.
"We continue to be at peace with
the rest of the world. In all essential
matters our relations with other peo
ples are harmonious with an evergrow
ing reality of friendliness and depth of
recognition of mutual dependence. It
is especially to be noted that during
the last year great progress has been
achieved in the cause of arbitration,
and the peaceful settlement of inter
national'diBputes. ''Now, therefore, I, William Howard
Taft, president of the United States of
America, in accordance with the wise
custom of the civil magistrate since
the first settlements in this land, and
-with the rule established from the
foundation of this government, do ap
point Thursday, November 24, 1910, as
a day of national thanksgiving and
prayer, enjoining the people upon that
day to meet in their churches for the
praise of Almighty God and to return
heartfelt thanks to him for all his
goodness and loving kindness.
"In witness whereof I have hereunto
set my hand and caused the seal of the
United States to he affixed.
"Done at the City of Washington,
this, the 5th day of November, in the
year of our Lord one thousand nine
hundred and ten, and of the independ
ence of the United. States the one hun
dred and thirty-fifth. (Signed)
"WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT.
"By the President, Alvee A. Adee,
acting secretary of state."
STRIKERS OUST PRESIDENT.
Chicago. The outlook for an early
settlement of the garment workers'
strike went glimmering when the
strikers declined the proposed agree
ment offered by T. A. Rickert, presi
dent of the United Garment Workers,
repudiated him as leader, and sought
the aid of the Chicago Federation of
The Federation instructed its ex
ecutive board to issue a call Jfor funds
to assist the strikers and ordered Pres
ident Fitzpatrick to prepare a memor
ial on the strike to present to the con
vention of the American (Federation of
Labor, which will meet in St. Louis
Mathewson Gets SI 5,000.
New York Christy Mathewson has
just signed a contract with the New
York baseball club for next season at
the highest salary ever paid in the his
tory of the game. It is understood
that Matty will receive for his ser
vices next season $15,000,
'lhe "big six" had a lone conference
with John T. Brush, and while the
financial dealings of the club with its
players are never made public! it is
I said on good authority that Mn Brush
! 1 i i r ii 1 1 -i .
vuiunicerBu xuuuiewson me advance in
Drinking Cups Under Ban.
Sacramento The State hnnrH nf
health has decide4 to press mose. close
ly its campaign against pubiic' ' drink
ing cups by adopting a resolution ask
ing all railroad companies to remove
cups from cars, depots and ferries and
to have public and private schools use
other methods for children, either in
dividual cups or drinking fountains.
lhe health board points out that many
states have passed laws prohibiting
the use of drinking cups for the cen-
eral public on account of dangers of
spreading contagious diseases.
Children at Home Burned.
Sioux City While alone in a farm
house near Hardington, Neb., 30 miles
west of here, Clarence and Ernest
Peterson, aged 5 and 3 years, sonB of
Peter Peterson, and Lee .Peterson,
aged 14, a son of Sever Peterson, were
burned to death in a fire which de-
stroyed the Peterson home. Peter
Peterson, the father, is in a hoanitnl
here, where ho had just undergone an
operation. His wife was on tho wuy
to Sioux City.
Straits Will Be Flown.
Havana Arrangements are belnor
made for an aeroplane flight across the
Honda straits from Havana to Kev
WeBt, probably in December. Tho dis
tance is over 90 miles, but conditions
for flying, it is claimed, aro favorable
at this season. The Havana Post has
offered a prize of $6,000. It is said
that Glenn H. Curtiss. Mara. Elv and
Baldwin will compete.