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Wisconsin Weekly Blade a National Journal ot Opinion and Circulation. Entered as second-ciass matter June 8, 1916, at the post ofliee at Madison, Wis., unde rthe Act of March 3. 1879. _______ Address all communications to The Wisconsin Weekly Blade, 312 N. Henry St. Money sent by express money order, or registered letter at our own risk, otherwise at risk of the sender. Z. I*. Smith I K(litors . J. Anthony Josey \ L. J. Ousley, Contributing Editor. J. Anthony Josey, Manager. Phones 6756—3369. SUBSCRIPTION: One year $1.50 Six months 1.00 Three months 50, NOTICE. The I). G. E. is not responsible for any financial obligation of The Blade. lION. JOHN ST. JOHN. There is not a more congenial, broad hearted citizen in Dane County j than lion. John St. John of The Mad j ison Gas & Electric Cos. He knows; no man by his color, and believes in ; giving to everyone a square and h'n j est deal. The Blade stands ready at [ any time to espouse bis cause or any j that he recommends. THE CHAMPION MAGAZINE The initial of The Champion Mag a/.ine, edited by Feton Johnson, has reached us. It is unique in its make up and brimful of live news. It should be appreciated by all lovers] of wholesome literature. The aim of! the periodical is to help assimilate 1 the accomplishment of our people, and to teach the doctrine of peace and contentment between the race . Tl r Blade welcomes this magazine and wishes it a long and prosperous join itey in the held of journalism. Colored people should continue to teach their children good manners. Politeness will go a long Way towards making friends for us. There are tons of thousands of good white people who wish Us well. \s we do not know just who they are, we should make friends with all with whom we come in contact. The Planet (Richmond). COLORED REPUBLICANS AND REPRESENT VITON The ties which have cemented the colored race to the Republican party have renewed themselves, making us one and inseparable, and as another opportunity is afforded to demon strute our loyalty, it necessarily fol lows that m the management of the Republican campaign representative and prominent positions should be given us, insuring the party against all uncertainties and guaranteeing once more the stability of the race to a cause that stands for permanent benefit for all American people. Col. Statnnen OPERATION ON SKULL REFORMS PRISONER Convict'* Change Causes Jersey Pardon Board to Grant Him Freedom. Once Rebellious, Now Gentle. Trenton, X. J The New Jersey court of pardons Himoutieed ic outiy that at Its meeting a long list ~f tipplientions from convicts for pardon and parole bad bet'n considered, A noteworthy rusu for parole acted Upon favorably w.i- that of James Szlkely, a Hungarian, sentenced to serve thlrti tears In state prison for killing a fellow countryman In War re n county. The murder was par ticularly brutal. S/.ikely manifested morose tendencies In prison and com plained continually of pains in his head Dr Martin W Redden, a sur peon of Trenton, and the visiting pris on physician, decided to operate on the prisoner's skull. For a time after Die operation the man hovered between life ninl death, but his condition 1m proved and he was restored to Ills faculties From a sullen, rebellious prisoner he became a willing, eager and kindly worker, lie could remember nothing whatever about the crime for "'blob he had boon given a long sen tence. The operation established a precedent in the medical world. FOUR BROTHERS, EACH SIX FEET, AT BORDER They Are McDonald*, and Their Com rades Call ’Em “the Big Macks." Savannah, Gu.—“Twenty-four feet of men.” That is wliat members of Bat tery A, Chatham artillery, call the four McDonald brothers Bill, 801, Alex and Bernard. They are known also as “The Giant Quartet. fbe Big Macks" and the “Lighting Lour." But j their father. Bernard b. McDonald of the city health department, towers over them all; lie's six feet two. Bill is the youngest and shortest, be ing scant six feet. Boh, next, Is the tallest, exceeding Bill in height by an im h and a half Alex, the eldest, and Bernard are Just an inch shorter than Bob. The four are a quartet in the musical sense also, each being possessed of a pleasing voice. Alex has been “end man” in most of the local amateur min strel shows. All four went with their battery to Mexico. TELLS THE TIME BY HIS FAMILY'S FACES He Is 1 o’Clock, His Wife Is 2. and Children Go According to Age. St Joseph. Mo Ttie flight of the hours are marked mi the dial of C. \V. I(uinherd's watch by the faces of Ids ten children and by Ids own face and the face of his wife. Tiny photo graphs are set in the dial In place of the Roman numerals. Every time Mr. UumJierd who is a grading contractor here looks at the time he sees Ills whole family. He is 1 o'clock and his wife is 2. The children are arranged in the order of their birth, tieglning at 3 o'clock with t'nrl. who is thirty-four, and continu ing through t'alrln, Albert, Bertha, | Glen, George, Eva. Robert. Vernon and little 12 o'clock Edith, who is three and the youngest of the family 'J’la* watch was made especially for Mr. Httinhcrd a few years ago and ho is so used to It that lie an tell the exact time at a glance. lie arises at Albert o'clock In the morning, lias luncheon at half past Edith and is usually home by Bertha. If he refers to the watch a score of times throughout the day ho is remind 'd each time of Ids loved ones and there is little chance flint lie will ever forget his in the rush of busi ness. The idea of putting the family ill the watch occurred to him as a sen ttmental novelty, unlike anything he had ever heard of. His work as a grading contractor carries him out of town fro'iuently, tint lie reports lie Is not so lonely as ho used to ho, since he feels that tie can take a glimpse at tils youngsters any time he cares to xvitli ont attracting outside attention. Battery A Has Record. The most distinguished organization In the camp at I.lano Grande is Bat tery A of Indianapolis, formerly com manded hy James It. Curtis, who now tins a law otllce lit Nassau street and Is president of the Indiana Society of : Now York Under Captain Curtis the battery ! went Into t’orto Rico In ‘PS. Its guns bad Just boon trained on the mountain passes beyond Guaymiis '•••< won! came that peace had been di ~,ed. Battery I*. Is made up entirely of on gineerlng students from I’urdue uni versity, and Battery C also was re crulted In tlie university city of I.a fayette. Major Robert 11. Tyndall, command big tin* artillery battalion. Is eonshl erod one of the two best posted na tional guard odlcers In the country. The other is Ma ter General John E. O'Ryail ."f New \ ork. The two, hofh captains then, represented the guard on the ; executive council of the field Artillery association some years ago. Because of Major Tyndall's training 'for years past he practically ahnn- J"t>ed all other pursuits to attend war j schoojsi the artillerymen are the most comfortable of the troops hero They i 11 re encamped on the highest land, have tbe best equipment, barring ammuni tion, and the Lest organized messes. Mexican Guards Crossing' Jose M:. ' dro bolds a rod ting ami the life of i of the otlh ers of Camp v ilson at s a Vntonlo in Pis band. atl red flag, lives all save,** he says. Jose, a M. Mean, nil day long guards the crossing where trains over Die Katy come roaring out of the “cut" acres* the roadway traversed by camp vehicles '..acral Funston and Gen eral l’.ltss today passed his rial (lag ■ and ’ was "mtiy homlnv " "Sai a life of the generals,’' -hi Jo.se, "anil Kill * y Mexicans; that is tine. I hoy should I*• dead, some of them." There was a lull In the mumt*s epl- I demie at Camp Wilson. No new cases. '|'| , irtglnnl seven eye each In coming patient Jealously and when ho Passes to another xvard say, "We are Alfred s hmldt of Company E. Sev enth Uilnots infantry. Tenth squad, says every morning the men In the i squad have to Inquire each other's names because "we need a shave so bail He says the t*oys can worry along without smokes, but won't some ] one please 'help us out with a razor, we don’t care how old It ts." SEEK TREASURE AT SEA BOTTOM Expedition Hunts $1,000,000 Cargo Lost Four Years Ago. EXPERT DIVERS GOING DOWN If First Proves Successful Other Sunken Craft Will Be Explored and Efforts to Find Valuables Wilt Be Made —New Company Financed by Wall Street Men. A scientific treasure trore expedition backed by wealthy Wall street men, under command of a United States naval expert and advised by govern ment submarine authorities, has reach ed Its operating base. The first ob jective point of the expedition !s the deep sea grave of the Ward liner Merida, which was rammed four years j ago hy the United Fruit steamship Ad- j miral Farragut. and went down fifty- ' five miles off the Cape Charles light, carrying to tlie bottom a cargo of sliver bars and other treasure valued at more than $1,000,000. The expedition Includes the steam ships Titiana, Fearless and F. 11. Beck with, a wrecking vessel, a yacht and a tug. and is under command of George I). Stillson, fof many years in charge of government diving work and the man who raised the submarine F-4 in Hono lulu harbor last year. George D. Stillson. the commander of the expedition is regarded by navy department experts ns the greatest au thority on deep sea apparatus in the United States. He left the government service last winter to superintend the submarine operations of a private film project to photograph under Die sea a production of Jules Verne’s story [ “Twenty Thousand Leagues Fuller the Sen." tic Inis with him on the treasure hunt the government divers and sub marine experts who aided litin in the film production and in Die raising of the F-4 at Honolulu. These divers are equipped with new deep sea apparatus ! which does not require life lines or air hose connections, and which makes possible long hours of work at great ! depths. Bullion Worth $600,000. The first work of the treasure seekers ! will he to recover the silver bullion | from the Merida. This part of the i cargo alone is said to he valued at ! Stion.OOO. The purser's safe, contain ing the money and valuables intrusted to him by the passengers, will be battl ed to the surface us soon as practicable. If tliis first undertaking is carried out. as rapidly and successfully ns its : promoters Indicte possible the treasure I seeking expedition will turn its atten tion to other ships wrecked on the Atlantic const which tire known to con tain treasure The scope of the work will he extended to f ho salvage of ships \ sunk bv submarines during Die Euro pean war. Government experts here estimate that more than 90 per cent of the ships stink at sea are in water 300 feet or less In depth. Navy depart ment authorities say that the Sfillsoti expedition |s equipped frith apparatus that makes salvage at 30d feet entirely possible. HOW FARMERS ARE AIDED BY RURAL CREDITS BILL. Procedure Necessary to Secu-e a Loan From the Government. Here Is what a farmer who needs money can ,h> under the rural credits hill, which was signed recently by the president; First, he must join what is to he known ns a National Farm Loan asso j elation, paying in $5 for one of its shares for each $lO he wishes to bor , row. lie has one vote a share, but not to exceed ten votes in all. Next, he applies to the association for the loan, giving tiis personal note therefor, secured by a first mortgage on ids farm. If the association ap proves the loan it turns the note mort gage to a land bank. The land bank scuds the amount of tlie loan to tho association. l.i h hands Die money |to the farmer. No comink -'on. broker age or rakeoiY is charged B'.o borrower No single loan is to be for less than SH*> or more than SIOJHk), m*r for less than five years or more than forty years. The loan must "• t exceed f,o per cent, and preferably should not go beyond NO j or cent of the market value ; of the land covered by the mortgage. 1 The borrower pays semiannually the Interest on his note, plus an instalment l of the prlncipe’. He must not he ' ehargtsl over <: per cent Interest. F.iea National Farm Loan assoeia | tlon must have at least ten members, and it cannot begin business with less than $20.t00 in loans apples! for It is illegal, under severe penalties, for ativ officer, committeeman or mem ber to accept any commission, fee or perquisite of any kind for granting any loan. The only paid officer is a see i ret ary treasurer. Money can be borrowed by this svs teui In order to pay for agricultural hind, equipment, fertilizers, live stock, j buildings and improvement or to dls- I charge a prior mortgage. The land hank may charge the bor j rowing farmer only 1 ivr cent more than the rate It gets on Its bonds This margin of one point is to cover ex penses nud profits. YOUTHFUL SNAKE HUNTERS. Boys Handle Dangerous Reptiles Lika Professional Charmers. Galena, Kan.—Two small boys, Wil lie and Robert Shorl, the elder of whom is about fourteen, have produc ed anew sensation In the vicinity of their home at Five Mile, where they have a cage full of writhing snakes of many varieties. They play with these reptiles without the least sign of fear, going through with all the stunts of professional snake charmers. The collection consists of black snakes, blue racers, chicken snakes and three ugly looking rattlers. On Saturdays they usually go to Snake branch and hunt for more reptiles. However, these new reptiles are not placed with their "pets,” hut kept in a separate cage, and are usually shipped to owners of small shows and muse ums, from whom they get from $3 to $5 for each reptile. Neither of the boys has ever been bitten. The older boy gave a lecture on snakes before the pupils of the Shoal Creek school. He surprised teacher and pupils alike by his classi fication of reptiles, giving their Latin names and dismissing the harmless or dangerous varieties, taking each from a box as tie explained their varied hab its. HIS LUCKY NUMBER 13. Farmer Tells How Mystic Numerals Stuck to Him. Live Oak. Cal.—No matter how other people may feel about the number 13, Howard Grimes of Douglas county, ore., considers it a messenger of good luck rather than a harbinger of evil. Grimes was in Live Oak recently on his way to Davis, where, although he is sixty-four years of age, he is taking a course in agriculture. Oil the hack of his auto hung its li cense No. 1313. When reminded of its hoodoo proclivities t lie Oregonian smiled and volunteered a hit of history. "I was born on Sept. 13, 1552," said lie, “and was the thirteenth child in the family brood. When thirteen years old 1 left home to make my fortune. At twenty I married, and our wedding fell mi the 13th of the monUi. "While riding a Northern I’aciflc train in 1912 i was in berth 13 and the train was wrecked. Every occupant in that ear was injured hut myself. In 1913 I made a little investment in min ing property and cleaned up Sld.ooo. 1 took the money and purchased $1,300 acres of land, and i am fanning a part of it and learning ' .w to farm it bet ter." MUST BE EIGHTEEN TO DANCE. Girl* if Younger Must Have Guardian’s Permission. Cleveland.- Girls who pride them selves on how young they look will have to take along their birth cor titivates when they go dancing at mu nicipal dancing halls. Those wlto can prove they're more Ilian eighteen may keep on dancing after 9 o'clock. Those who not only look younger than eighteen and really are will have to press into service a parent or a guardian. No, no such luck. Any Tom. Dick or Harry won't do as a guardian. The powers that he wot't put up with it. The guardian lias to be a regular guardian, manu factured by a court of justice. City Dance Hall Inspector Johp, dance hail chaperons and dancing masters got together at a meeting in the city hail recently and tried to have the “younger set" barred from the floors after 9 o’clock, parents or guardians notwithstanding. GET SB,OOO FOR KINDNESS. Boy nd Girl Rewarded -or Favors to Invalid Woman. Pittsburgh.- Henry Paul MePeake of this city and his sister. Miss Lots Me i’eake of Cnnonsburg. have just been made aware that it pays to lie kind to an o,ld invalid lady, in the fact that her will, filed for probate here, pro vides for tlie boy in the sum of $5,000 and s3.in to ids sister. Some years ago when Mrs. Anna Sut ton Leech, a wealthy resident of Pitts burgh. was at a sanitarium at Mnrkle ton there was also there ns a patient young MePeake. who is a son of George C. MePeake, Republican nomi nee for the legislature In Washington county, and when Lois came to visit, tier brother they got acquainted with the lonely widow. Between them they contributed to make life a little pleas aider for Mrs i •••.•(., and she promised not to forget them. She died recently. UNCOVERED HEIRLOOM. Silver Watch Was Lost and Lay in Ground Six Years. Dayton, Wash.-An heir'oom watch, lost six year- ago by George Jones, came to light recently when County Commissioner l.ee I.liidley turned a furrow In a field lie was plowing and brought the relic to the surface Jones l ist the watch while at the I.lndlov farm and had never been able to find it. although he bad looked care fully many times. It was in a silver case, which was hqflly ills, ilored from long contact with the earth, but after Dudley had shaken the dirt from it and wound it tt ran as we 1 as the day it was lost. Indian Gold Heart Balm. Slsseton, S. D.—The first breach of promise suit in which Indians were both plaintiff anil defendant was de elded when Miss Agnes Bear was given a verd'et of $3,500 against Smiley Fin ley by a Jury here. Asa result all is sad in the Finley tep*>e. ‘'Ugh." said i Smiley, "no more white man snooky xikum for Smiley Finley.'" Phylis Wheatley Household, No. 4863, G. U. O. of 0. F. Meets fourth Saturday night each month, G. A. R. Hall. Marion Buckner, M. N. G. Phoebia Hines, R. N. G. A. E, Kill, N. G. C. M. Josey, W. K. Friendship Chapter, No. 66, 0. E. S. Meets second and third Saturday nights each month, G. A. R. Hall. Mary Jones, Worthy Matron. J. W. Brown, Worthy Patron. Marion Buckner, Worthy Sec. Fresh and up-to-date drugs at Lewis, State and Gilman St. It is the request of the City Editor that you furnish him with local news. LODGES—NOTICES Capital City Lodge No. 72, F, and A. M. Meets first and third Wednes day night each month, G. A. R. Hall. O. M. Davis, W. M. T. E, Hines, W. Sec. Enterprise Lodge, No. 9109, G. U, O. of O. F. Meets second and fourth Wednesdays night each month, G. A. R. Hall. Joy Lee, N. G. E. Champ Warrick, E. S. J. Anthony Josey, P. S. The Blade is operating an employ ment agency; all kinds of work fur nished. A great reduction Shoe Sale at Weaver’s Shoe Store, 432 State St. ADVERTISE IF YOU Want a cook, Want a clerk, Want a partner, Want a situation, Want a servant girl, Want to sell a carriage, Want to sell town property, Want to sell your groceries, Want to sell your dry goods, Want to sell your hardware, Want to sell your millinery goods, If you want customers for anything, Advertising is the highway to success. Advertising brings new customers, Advertising keeps the old ones, Advertising will insure success, Advertising shows energy, Advertising shows pluck. Advertising is “biz.” Advertise or bust. Advertise well. Advertise long. ADVERTISE At once. MRS. N. OWENS Dealer in ALL KINDS OF HAIR GOODS SWITCHES, WAVES, FRIZ ZES and HAIR CHAINS Mail orders promptly attended to 420 Sixth Avenue Phone 182-J Baraboo, Wis- Send your subscrip tion to the Blade and keep abreast with the doings of the Oddfel lows and your commu nity. NOTICE! All matter for publication in The Blade must reach our office no later than Tuesday morning for that week’s is sue. Write on one side of the paper only. Every P. S. and W. R. of Illinois and Wisconsin juris diction are requested to send the names of their officers and the nights of their meet ing to The Blade for publi cation. Also to furnish us with the news of your lo cality. Dcn’t Forget Heilmann PAN DANDY BREAD With Every Meal For Sale at Your Grocer The Blade is on sale at the follow ing places: Mosley & Smith, 202 E. Washington Ave., Trotter & Hopkins, 222 E. Main St., Hill’s Grocery Store, 649 E. Dayton St., Weaver’s Grocery The Oldest Trust Company in the State of Wisconsin The SavingsLoan&Trust Company Steensland Building, Madison, Wis. Capital and Surplus, $300,000 Pays 4 per cent, for Your Money. Debentures, Certificates, Savings, Trusts Make your Deposits by Mail. Money to Loan on Real Estate Security i OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS E. B. Steensland, Pres, and Treas. W. A. P. Morris, Viee-Pres. J. 8. O. Zehnter. Viee-Pres. E. F. Riley, Sec’y and Trust Officer. M. Kittleson, Assistant Sec’y. " ' *b Curtis Stanjord P. Starks A. E. Projdfu A. F. Menes S. r. Swansea Herman Pfund BE HAPPY And Buy the Famous Malt and Snow Flake Bread also Rye, Graham and Bran Baked Rye. The Globe Baking Company 219-223 East Main Street Special orders for Birthday or Wedding Cakes LYNCH BROS. The Home of Good Groceries The only state street store that gives CASH REBATE TO ITS CUSTOMERS. Delivery to all parts of the city. 306 STATE STREET Telephone 2195 Velvet Ice Cream It's All Cream Kennedy Dairy Cos. 618 University Ave. Phone 778 Capital City Cigar Cos. 108 S. Pinckney SI. Madison, Wls. Wholesale Ciqar Jobbers Phone 523 Some ol our leading brands: Upmann’s Repeater Upmann’s Ideal Upmann’s Fleur de Upmann Garcia & Vega Clear Havana Chas. Denby Lucius Clear Havana Clear Title When other Corn Cures Fail Try Red Cross Corn Harvester. The Menges Pharmacie “The Best Ice Cream” Order for Parties, Sunday Dinners OLSON’S Phone 1440 Waihington Building The Blade request that each P. S. send the name of the df'egVe elected the B. M. C. for publication. Also the name of any friend that contem plates going to Washington on the Oddfellow special.