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By G W. NORRIS.
Henry I)e Windt, the explorer, lias
started on his journey through Si
beria. He will cross the Behring
*>l rails and then go by the way of the
Mackenzie river to Winnipeg.
A French scientist has determined
that the military and naval profes
sions most quickly wear out the brain.
Out of 100,000 naval and military men
199 are confirmed lunatics. Next come
the liberal professions, artists heading
the list, followed closely by lawyers,
and more distantly by doctors, clergy,
literary men and civil servants. The
ti umber of those who go mad is 177 lo
Not only New York, but Paris and
Do a don as well, are today laughing
over the collapse of Count Paul Er
xiest Boniface de Castellane, whose
humiliation is all the more bitter in
that George Gould, whom, of all peo
ple, the count is said to most heart
ily detest, Is appointed guardian over
the remains of the fortune that was
being so gaily scattered to the four
winds of heaven.
The largest as well as the highest
denomination of adhesive stamps ever
issued was the $5,000 revenue stamp.
A few proofs of it were printed, but
the stamp was never used. It was
engraved, printed in orange, green
and black and was intended to be
used on mortgages given by railroad
companies and other larg-e corpora
tions. It would have paid the tax on
a $10,000,000 mortgage.
Electr^ t y has many advantages,
hut if the*theory advanced in a Bom
bay journal be correct, then we shall
not be in such a vast hurry as we
have to light and travel and cook and
wash by electricity. The installation
of electric light in certain places in
India has been noticeably succeeded
by an increase in the number of
thunderstorms; what is more, they
have been more severe.
Anew federation is in prospect. It
Is rumored that following up the for
mation of the Australian common
wealth the long-talked-of federation
of the British West Indies is to be
come an accomplished fact. The im
perial government is credited with
the intention of welding the wii.de
of the Leeward and Windward Islands
into one confederation, with Barba
does as the seat of government.
The fact is not generally known
that the queen has a private railway
station. This is at Gosport, and is
•vised by her majesty when embarking
for Osborne. The station consists
of a long, semi-circular platform, the
•end of which is collected with a pon
toon, against which the royal yacht
is usually moored. It is a strange
fact that no other member of the
royal family ever uses this station.
A New South Wales correspondent
says that a shepherd of Hargreaves,
near Mudget, has tried dentistry for
sheep with great success. He had a
valuable ram which found great dif
ficulty in masticating its food owing
To the loss of teeth. Artificial teeth
were inserted, and the animal has
since vigorously attacked its fodder.
This is believed to be the first ex
periment of the kind in the colony.
United States soldiers need put no
•postage on their letters. By a special
•provision of the postal laws a soldier
may mail a letter without postage
and it will be forwarded to its des
tination. To insure this favor on the
part of the department the soldier
•must plainly mark “Soldier’s Letter”
on the outside of the envelope, and
also his name and official designation
and the comma.id to which he be
longs. The same law applies to ma
“Pilgrim’s Progress” translated in
to the Chinese language, with illus
trations by native artists, is the latest
novelty in the literary world of Pe
king, and the volume bears unmistak
able traces of its celestial origin.
•Christian is depicted with an ample
pigtail, the dungeon of the Giant De
spair is one of the large wooden cages
well known to Oriental criminals, and
the angels waiting on the other side
of the river to receive the pilgrims
are arrayed in the latest Peking fash
James B. Dill, the well known cor
poration lawyer, of New York, has be
come the owner of 12 inches of land
which he has wanted for six years.
Incidentally he paid, according to the
revenue stamps affixed to the deed,
$5OO for the strip. When Mr. Dill
bought his present residence in Har
rison street, East Orange, he found
that a foot of land has been reserved
when Dennis place was opened. His
house was, therefore, one foot dis
tant from the corner of Harrison
street and Dennis place. The price
then asked was so great he would not
A restaurant for concentrated food
is to be started in Paris by an enter
piising French chef. The happy diner
will enjoy a menu of tabloids. From
the hors d’oeuvres to dessert his en
tire meal will be presented to him
in a few square inches. In this way
it busy man will be able to eat his
dinner in a few minutes, or carry it
about with him in his pocket to swal
low in spare moments. Even drinks
tire provided in the same form, and
a bottle of claret or whisky and soda
can thus be carried about iu one's
HE WRECKS A BANK.
Old and Trusted Employe Accused
Assistant Cashier of a Newport (Kjr.)
Institution Missing:—Said to Be
Guilty of a Shortage Ex
ceeding Every Asset.
Cincinnati, Nov. 19. —United States
Bank Examiner Tucker took posses
sion of the German national bank at
Newport, Ky.. and posted a notice
that the bank would remain closed
pending" an examination. Examiner
Tucker also announced unofficially
that Frank M. Brown, the individual
bookkeeper and assistant cashier, was
missing- and that a partial investi
gation showed that Brown’s alleged
shortage was about $201,000. Brown
had been with the bank 18 years, was
one of the most trusted men ever con
nected with this old bank, and it is
stated bj' the experts that his opera
tions extended back as far as ten
Went the Limit.
The captial stock of the bank is
only $lOO,OOO. Brown’s shortage is
double that amount and more than
the reserve and all the assets, includ
ing their real estate. While Alvord
got away with $700',000 in New York
he did it in a large bank, but Brown
did not have so much to go on and
seems to have gone the full limit for
a small bank in a city of less than 30,-
0-00 inhabitants. The First national
bank of Newport was wrecked two
years ago by Cashier Youtsey. and
now with the German national closed
Newport has only one bank left.
For two weeks there have been ru
mors that Brown was short and some
depositors withdrew their accounts.
Three weeks ago the bank examiners
made a good statement for the bank
and the officers and directors allayed
suspicion by referring to the report
of this examination and to their last
statement. Last Wednesday Brown
left and it was announced that he
had gone hunting on a vacation. He
did get a ticket for Odin, 111., but it
is learned now that he did not go
there, and it is generally believed that
he is out of this country, with plenty
of money in his possession.
Caused n Panic.
It is learned that Brown was sus
pected last Tuesday, pending an in
vestigation, and that experts have
been at work all the past week, while
the officers and directors have been
making announcements that every
thing was all right. Last Friday the
officers and directors over their own
names published in the papers of this
city' a statement that the bank had
been found to be all right and that
the rumors about Brown were false.
They continued making these state
ments to the press as late as Satur
day midnight, but the statements were
not accepted by the Commercial Trib
une. which exposed the alleged short
age and caused a panic in Newport,
so that the bank had to be taken in
charge by the examiner. The wildest
scenes were witnessed in Newport
Sunday and serious trouble is feared
Brown, it is alleged, was living a
fast life, with wine, women and gam
bling in his repertoire. His career
was not cut short by any discovery at
the bank till a jealous woman gave
Bank Examiner Tucker took pos
session on Sunday because of the
panic in Newport that followed at
once on the publication of Brown's
flight and alleged defalcations. The
bank examiner posted notice that
the bank would not be opened to-day
pending investigation, but it is gen
erally believed that this proceeding
on Sunday will not prevent a stam
pede to-day. as the excitement in
Newport up to a late hour was in
tense. There are about 1,500 de
positors, among them being the nine
building associations that have the
savings of many poor people. These
classes talk more about the state
ments given out last Thursday and
since then than about Brown’s opera
tions. Brown wrote to a woman in
Cincinnati that he was bound for
South America, but the Enquirer says
that it has good authority for saying
that Brown sailed from New York
Saturday and that his destination is
A PROSPEROUS YEAR.
The Best Period Known to American
Shipping- Since ISCI Is
That of 1000.
Washington, Nov. 19. —The report of
Commissioner of Navigation Chamber
lain says the past fiscal year has been
the most prosperous period known to
American shipping for some years. Re
turns for the current fiscal year prom
ise an even more satisfactory record.
For the first time since the civil war
the documented tonnage of the United
States exceeds 5.000,000 gross tons.
On June 30, 1900, American documented
tonnage comprised 23,333 vessels of
5.164,839 gross tons, an increase of 300,-
000 tons over the previous fiscal year.
Our maximum tonnage was 5,539,813
tons in 1861.
Yellow Fever Stamped Out.
Santiago de Cuba, Nov. 19. —Three
hundred years of continuous yellow
fever in Santiago culminated in the
terrible epidemic of 1899. In Decem
ber the last case was cured, and to the
everlasting credit of the intelligence,
vigor and fearlessness of the United
States army officers and sanitary in
spectors a year has passed without a
A Successful Voyage.
San Francisco. Nov. 19. —The whaling
steamer William Baylis arrived from
the north Sunday with 13,000 pounds of
bone and 400 barrels of oiL
GROW MORE ACTIVE.
Operations Resumed on Roth Sides in
the Philippines—Many Skirm
Manila, Nov 19. —(First uncensored
news by cablegram since the Amer
ican occupation).—Last week wit
nessed a very considerable increase in
rebel and American activity in the
field. Many skirmishes occurred and
several engagements in northern and
southern Luzon. The termination of
the rains permits a resumption of op
erations on both sides.
The Americans are undertaking a
series of aggressive movements
against the insurgents, notably upon
the island of Samar, against Gen.
Lukban, whose forces hold the entire
island with the exception of three
coast towns, each of which is gar
risoned by two companies of the
Twenty-ninth infantry and a platoon
The rebels are continually shooting
into the garrisoned towns, and our
forces have not been sufficient to re
taliate effectively. Commerce in
Samar has been at a standstill and
most of the influential inhabitants
have departed, Gen. Hare has arrived
there with 250 men. He will bring
eight companies of the Second infan
try from the island of Marinduque as
they may be needed and will proceed
energetically to crush Gen. Lukban.
Meanwhile United States gunboats
will patrol the coast to prevent the
escape of the insurgent leader. Luk
ban still holds three members of the
Forty-third regiment prisoners.
Notable among the week’s engage
ments was Gen. Grant’s advance with
Maccabebe and American scouts upon
a rebel stronghold 35 miles north of
Manila, which was defended by 200
insurgents armed with rifles. After
skirmishing and fighting for the
greater part of a day and night the
enemy was dislodged from the moun
tain fastness and immense quantities
of rice and stores, with ammunition,
were destroyed. Fifty Filipinos were
killed and many others wounded. The
insurgents carried off their dead. The
American losses were 11 privates and
one officer wounded and one Macca
Manila, Nov. 10. —Two hundred bo
lomen. with 50 rifles, attacked Buga
zon, island of Panay. on October 30.
The Americans lost three men killed
—Lieut. H, M. Koontz. Sergt. Kitchen
and Corp. Burns—all of company F,
Forty-fourth infantry. The enemy
lost 100 killed. 21 wounded and 20
Fire Destroys the Home
at Oav.nyo, Pa.—Four Inmates.
Lose Their Lives.
Os wave, Pa.. Xov. 19. —Four men were
burned to death in a fire which on Sun
day destroyed the McGonigal house, a
three-story frame building, the hotel
barn and the opei a house. The three
buildings were burned to the ground
in half an hour from the time the fire
started. The dead are: Arthur Fletch
er. bookkeeper for the Pennsylvania
Stave company, home in Boston; Mich
ael Russell, employe Pennsylvania Ta
nning company. Oswayo; William Mul
haney, of Rexford. X*. Y.; Hugh .Tamer
son. of Alfred. X. Y. Xothing remains
of the four unfortunate men but a few
The town has no fire department, the
only protection being a pump at the
tannery. The fire originated in the M-
Gonigal house from an overpressure
of natural gas. There were 30 people
in the hotel, which was a flimsy struc
ture. Three men were seriously injured.
Otto Kauley, a gas line walker of
Coudersport, Pa., was burned about
the face and arms; Jerry Dailey sus
tained a broken shoulder by jumping
from the third story of the hotel, and
one man had a leg broken in jumping.
Several others received minor injuries
and slight burns in making the exit
from the building. There were many
narrow escapes, most of the occupants
jumping from the windows. The
flames licked up the hotel building as
if it were built of tinder. The tannery
employes connected a line of hose to
the burning buildings, but on account
of some trouble with the pump there
was considerable delay in getting a
stream on the fire, and the flames had
got beyond control. The property loss
is estimated at $5,0-00.
AN OPEN SWITCH.
It Causes a Railway Disaster In Ohio
—An Engineer Loses His
Zanesville, 0.. Xov. 19.—A passenger
train on the Wheeling & Lake Erie
railroad ran into an open switch here
Sunda}' afternoon, badly wrecking the
engine. The engineer, John Somers,
of this city, jumped, but fell under
the wheels and was killed. Four
trainmen were hurt by jumping and
Mrs. Sarah Schaing, of Louisville, Ky.,
was thrown over a seat and badly
A Denial from Weyler.
Madrid, Xov. 19. —Gen. Weyler de
nies the statement published in Paris
and cabled to the United States that
he had told an interviewer that if he
had remained in Cuba he would have
ousted the Americans from the island.
Chicago, Xov. 19. —Scores of prin
cipal football games played Satur
day: Wisconsin, 39; Chicago, 5. Min
nesota. 21; Xorthwestern, 9. Yale,
29; Princeton, 5. Michigan, 7; Xotre
Dame, 0. lowa, 63. Grinnell, 2. La
fayette, 17; Cornell. 0. Pennsylvania,
16; Carlisle Indians, 6.
Joliet, 111., Xov. 19. —The billet mill
and converter of the Illinois steel works
resumed operations Sunday night after
a three-weeks’ shutdown. About 1,000
men were put to work. The outlook is
good for a long run.
DEMANDS OF THE POWERS.
Envoy* Almost Ready to Make
Known Their Terms to the
Peking, Xov. 17, via Shanghai. Xov.
19. —The belief that the note of the
powers to the Chinese commissioners.
Prince Ching and Li Hung Chang, will
be completed soon is strengthened by
the results of the recent informal con
ferences of the ministers of the
powers. Mr. Conger, the United
States minister, said Sunday:
“The situation is apparently very favora
ble to the early beginning of negotiations
for a preliminary settlement. I believe that
the next meeting of the foreign envoys will
virtually settle all points of difference be
tween the representatives of the powers,
who will lose no time in presenting the de
mands. What the result will be it is im
possible to foretell. Events have placed
China in a very critical position. Whether
she will be able to preserve her integrity
and to save her trade relations with the
rest of the world will depend upon what
the powers demand in the final settlement
and upon her willingness to accept prompt
ly the conditions proposed. It is quite un
likely, if not impossible, that the Chinese
court will return to Peking beltire next
spring, but I do not anticipate any serious
delay in the progress of the negotiations
with the Chinese commissioners, as they
are in telegraphic communication with the
London, Xov. 19.—Dr. Morrison, wir
ing to the Times from Peking, under
date of Xovember 15, says: “‘The for
eign envoys have reopened the discus
sion of the death penalty for the
princes and other high officials. It is
evident that the ministers are weak
ening. as they have reduced their pro
posal from execution to the severest
punishment provided by Chinese law,
forgetting that princes lie beyond the
reach of Chinese common law. The
news from the southern provinces is
more reassuring. Li Hung Chang says
that Prince Tuan has fled for safety to
the residence of his father-in-law at
Xing Hai Hsien, ®n the Mongolian fron
tier of the province of Kan Su.
New York, Xov. 19.—Wu Ting Fang,
the Chinese minister, is quoted in a
Herald dispatch from Washington as
saying of the Chinese situation:
“The imperial government is anxious to
meet the views of the allied powers. Se
vere penalties have been imposed upon
those whom it is safe for the imperial
government to punish at this time and
consideration should be shown to China
in her present unfortunate position and
she ought not to be pressed too hard.
“I am in hopes that no attempt will be
made to destroy the Ming tomb. Such a
proposition is horrifying to contemplate.
As works of art they are beautiful. They
are not the tombs of the emperors of the
present dynasty. When the Manchus con
quered China, in deference to the feelings
of the Chinese, they permitted the tombs
to remain without desecration. They form
one of the sights of China and have given
much pleasure to foreign sight-seers.”
London, Xov. 19. It is rumored,
aa}s the Peking correspondent of the
Morning Post, wiring Saturda}', that
a spring expedition to Sian Fu is al
ready being discussed as the outcome
of the probable failure of the peace
negotiations. Even if Prince Tuan and
Prince Chwang are absent from the
present seat of the Chinese court,
Emperor Kwang Su is still helpless,
as he lacks the aid of a strong and
progressive adviser, all such officials
having been beheaded.
Gen. Tung Fuh Hsiang, master of
the military forces, is dreaded even
by the empress dowager. The new
cabinet minister. Lu Chuan Lin, is re
ported to be another Kang Yi. There
is danger, therefore, that terms ac
cepted by the Chinese commissioners
in Peking will be rejected at Sian Fu.
Should the court prepare for fur
ther resistance, it would be necessary
for the allies to declare war, but to
discriminate between the court and
China. The United States and Russia
would probably refuse to take part in
Li Hung Chang and the Yangtse
vicero}S, it is said, have guaranteed
the empress dowager personal safety
if she returns to Peking, but she be
lieves that they are in league with the
allies to capture her.
St. Petersburg. Xov. 19. —The Rus
sian troops are encountering a ro-bber
republic lying south of Kirin, Man
churia, in the mountainous basin of
the upper Sungari. The president of
this congeries of banditti is a cer
tain Shaidengue. According to gen
eral staff dispatches. Lieut. Col.
Duroff, with two companies of infan
try and a sotnia and a half of Cos
sacks, while reconnoitering recently
collided with Shaidengue and two bat
talions of Chinese regular troops who
were operating with him. Lieut. Col.
Duroff captured two guns in the en
gagement. Gen. Foh a few days later,
with a mixed Russian force, engaged
3.000 of Shaidengue’s followers in the
same pass in which Lieut. Col. Duroff
fought the bandits. Gen. Foh also
took two guns. Gen. Rennenkampf,
with five sotnias of Cossacks, had a
sharp fight Xovember 11, 20 versts
from Kirin, on the Kirin-Mukden
road, with Chinese regular troops.
Twenty Cossacks were killed and 20
were wounded. A reconnoissance de
veloped the fact that Mogeasshan is
inclosed with a stone wall 18 feet
high and that the inner city also is
Gifts to Yale.
New Haven, Conn., Xov. 19.—The
concluding receipts for the bicenten
nial fund and subscriptions not yet
paid in, the first iisy s years of Presi
dent Hadley’s administration, show
total gifts of all kinds to Yale univer
sity of somewhat more than $1,100;000.
The biggest hop field on earth is at
Pleasanton, Alameda count}', Cal.
Canadians are manifest!}' not very
fond of beer. Last year they con
sumed but 3.9 gallons per head, as com
pared with a consumption of 12.60 gal
lons per head in the United States.
It is well known that polo was played
in the early part of the tenth century
in parts of Asia, principally in Per
sia, India and Japan. In the latter
country, where it was undoubtedly
played in the sixth century, there is
a tradition that the game was known
to the people 600 years before Christ.
BRYAN’S POOR PLEA.
Classes All Who Voted Against Him
as Plutocrats and Flouts
The most noticeable thing about
Mr. Bryan's statement in defeat is
that it coniains not one word about
the free and unlimited coinage of sil
ver at the ratio of 16 to 1, Was ever
silence more significant? Is he, too,
at last convinced?
Passing to the things, that he does
say, the statement has not the viru
lence of an Altgeld and is perhaps
as philosophic as we should expect
from a person in the writer's predica
ment. Its flimsiest part is the para
graph in which he refers to the pur
chase of votes, colonization and su
perior facilities of the republicans for
sending absent voters to their homes.
Of this he is himself conscious, since
he admits that the imaginary repub
lican gains from such sources are far
from explaining the landslide.
He goes on then to recognize the
potency of the prosperity" argument
and of the appeal to patriotism,
“Stand by the president while the
war is on,” which proves that he is
not wholly lost to the power of
analysis, but the analytical faculty is
fatally missing when he intunes the
old song: “The contest between plu
tocracy and democracy" cannot end
until one or the other is completely
It is really - amazing that a man of
Mr. Bryan's intelligence should classi
fy' the S.OOOvOOO' citizens who voted
against him as plutocrats and the
7,000,000 citizens who voted for him
as democrats. In a country of uni
versal manhood suffrage this is equiv
alent to saying that “the masses’’ are
in the minority, a most glaring and
absurd contradiction in terras.
Pursuing the analysis further, it is
clear that Mr. Bryan is entirely at
fault as to the condition of the Amer
ican masses. He assumes that it is
one of poverty' and distress, when as
a matter of fact it is one of a general
diffusion of comfort such as was
never known in any other country or
in any other epoch. That is why the
experiment of popular government
continues to be a success here in
spite of the mischievous efforts of
demagogues and fanatics to make rev
olutionists out of the unfortunate, the
vicious and the discontented.
When a savage campaign against
property is begun and destruction is
announced to be the policy' of the
democratic party it follows, of course,
that the thousands upon thousands of
democrats who enjoy" an honorable
competence as the reward of their la
bors and economy will repudiate the
party for the time being. In this
there is no distinction of class, be
cause the majority" of our people,
whether they are republicans or dem
ocrats, belong to the class of workers
and savers. Neither is there any ob
literation of political distinctions,
since the rebellious democrats con
tinue to differ from republicans on
many questions of public policy'. But
there is a common and justifiable dis
trust- of the tendencies of Bryanism.
yvhose import Mr. Bryan himself fails
to realize. That was the prime rea
son for, his defeat. —Chicago Times
HUMBUG CRY OF FRAUD.
Slanderous Imputation of Altgreld
Denied by a Democratic
Ex-Gov. Atlgeld elevates his raven
voice to cry that McKinley yvas elected
by fraudulent votes throughout the
country and that 49,060 fraudulent votes
for Mr. McKinley were cast in Cook
county, 111, This is childish if not im
becile. It indicates a mild form of
mental aberration on political subjects.
The charge is a slanderous imputa
tion on the characters of all the mem
bers of the election boards in the 1,200
election precincts of Chicago. There
are 6,900 members of these boards, one
half of whom are democrats. The
charge amounts to an allegation that
3,000 democratic election officers in Chi
cago conspired with 3,000 republican
election officers to place 40.000 fraudu
lent votes in the ballot boxes.
There is one democratic watcher and
one republican yvatcher at the polling
place in each precinct. The watchers
are selected by the party committees
because they are persons of high integ
rity. devoted to their respective parties,
and of peculiar sagacity, especially' in
the detection of frauds. Mr. Altgeld’s
allegation is a charge against every
democratic yvatcher at the polls of the
1,200 precincts in the city.
Gov. Altgeld was the mammoth “hoo
doo” of the democratic party' in the re
cent campaign. In each state that he
visited and yvhere he made campaign
speeches he drove more votes away from
the democratic party than are num
bered in his charge as to fraudulent
voting in Chicago.—Chicago Chronicle
OPINIONS OF THE PRESS.
CFMr. Bryan can noyv invade the en
emy’s country without moving off ,his
front porch.—Washington Post.
democratic party' has invested
twice in boy" oratory, and found there
s nothing in it. —Chicago Tribune.
carried 16 states. Sixteen
slates to erne, candidate is not a win
ning ratio. —Louisville Courier-Jour
ILUMr. Bryan assigns prosperity as
the reason for desertions from his
standard. On the yvhole. that sounds
like a pretty good excuse. —Washington
trust that we have seen the last
emergency’ of Hon. Adlai E. Stevenson
in national politics. As he sinks below
the surface of the silent sea of ob
livion not a bubble or a ripple will
mark the place. Indianapolis News
WISCONSIN STATE NEWS,
Seven delegates from Wisconsin to
the national irrigation congress to bo
held in Chicago at Central Music hall,
November 21 to 24. have been appointed
by Gov. Scofield. They are: George
Raymer. Prof. F, H. King-. Madison; A.
J. Phillips, West Salem; X. E. Brecer,
Random Lake; George H. Patch. Ste
vens Point; B. M. Bauhma. Grand Rap
ids; H. L. Austin, Evansville. The ob
ject of the congress is to arouse people
to a realization of the importance of
transforming- the western deserts of
the country into fertile territory.
Heir to Two Fortune.j.
Mathias Brick, an old settler of Ke
nosha county, was found dead at his
home in Pleasant Prairie. Brick was
supposed to be a pauper and he had
been supported by the people of the
county. When his papers were exam
ined after his death he was found to
be heir to two large estates in Ger
many. Brick fled from Germany to es
cape military duty, and the fortune
of his sister had been held in trust
for him. The fortune will go to heirs
who are supposed to be in Chicago.
Draws Color Line.
George Scheuermann, traveling sales
man for a Chicago shoe house, was re
fused a seat at a table in a restaurant
owned by C. A. Sterling, in La Crosse.
Sterling said Scheuermann, who is a
Filipino could not eat at the table un
less he paid $2.50. The regular price to
white people was 25 cents. He also said
he had a counter reserved for feeding
colored people. Scheuermann will
bring suit for damages. Scheuermann
is a well-educated man and speaks sev
Bis Telephone Line.
The Fox River Valley Telephone
company was organized in Appleton
and incorporated with a capital stock
of $25,00b. The company will estab
lish exchanges at Appleton. Kaukauna,
Neenah. Menasha. Kimberley and Com
bined Locks, and their toll lines will
connect with those of the Wolf River
company, already established through
out the Wisconsin river valley.
Prof. W. H. Rosenstengel. aged GS,
head of the German department at
the University of Wisconsin, died sud
denly in Madison while attending a
faculty meeting. He was one of the
oldest members of the faculty, having
joined in 1879. For several years he
had been suffering from Bright's dis
ease. He leaves a widow, four daugh
ters and two sons.
Women Name Offleers,
At the convention in Racine of the
Wisconsin Federation of Women's
Clubs officers were elected as follows:
President, Mrs. Henry M. Youmai;.
Waukesha; recording secretary. Mrs.
ThomasH. Brown, Milwaukee: correspond
ing - secretary, Mrs. David White. La
Crosse; treasurer, Mrs. Frank Allis, Madi
son; auditor. Mrs. W. H. Crosby, Racine.
The News Condensed.
An additional rural free delivery
service .has been established at Prairie
du Sac, Sauk county'. It will cover an
area of 4b square miles, with a popu
lation of 563.
Apropos of the agitation over the
alarming - increase of gambling slot
machines in West Superior Mayor
Pratt issued an order*instructing the
police to close gambling houses and
gambling devices in all saloons.
Mrs. Mary Riley, aged 75 years, was
killed by the cars in Beloit while she
was picking up bits of coal that lay
about the yards.
Peter Schauble, a farmer near Stur
geon Bay, was robbed in Chicago of
Ernest Scheppler, foreman of the
grinder mill of the Kimberly & Clark
company's mill at Niagara, had his
clothing caught by a shaft and was
instantly killed. He leaves a wife and
The proposition that the county
board of supervisors appropriate $lO,-
000 to build a monument or memorial
for deceased soldiers, to b r - placed in
the Courthouse park in Janesville,
was carried at the last election.
Herman Heuer. a farmer residing
with his mother, brother and sister in
the town of Neguon, was found dead
in his buggy about a mile west of
Brown Deer station.
Herman Pahl, the oldest musician in
Racine, died at the age of 78 years.
Bartholomew Popowoski, a retired
farmer, was held up by an unknown
man in Stevens Point, beaten into in
sensibility and robbed of $2,100.
It is now assured that the Chicago
& Northwestern road will extend its
double track from Milwaukee to Green
Bay' as soon as work can be com
menced in the spring.
John Willison, of lowa, has bought
47,000 acres of land near Bruce which
he will sell to settlers.
Joseph Fantl, a saloon keeper in
Milwaukee, committed suicide by
throwing himself under the wheels
of a Northwestern passenger train.
He was marriefl and prosperous.
A nine-year-old son of Thomas Jen
kins was accidentally shot in Sparta
by his four-year-old brother. The
bullet entered just below the heart.
Andrew Weber, while working in a
sewer trench in Racine, had both
legs broken above the knees and was
otherwise injured by the earth caving
in on him.
Miss Agnes Steele has returned to
Palmyra from a hunting trip to the
northern part of the state. She
brought two fine deer with her. which
she shot herself.
A1 Haviland, unmarried, was shot
and instantly killed by the accidental
discharge of a rifle at Rhinelander.
Bernard O’Shangnessey, of Steller
ales, who was hurt in New Richmond in
a football game, died of peritonitis.