OCR Interpretation

The Washburn times. [volume] (Washburn, Wis.) 1896-1976, January 04, 1906, Image 3

Image and text provided by Wisconsin Historical Society

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85040437/1906-01-04/ed-1/seq-3/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

Notes From Washington
From Our Regular Correspondent.
It looks now as though the
secretary of the navy would be
empowered to deal with mid
shipmen of the naval academy
who are guilty of ‘-running”,
“hazing”, list-lighting and the
other gentle practices that it has
been found they are in the habit
of enjoying. There was con
siderable talk of a wholesale in
vestigation by Congress of the
conditions of the academy. Had
there been a more lenient sec
retary of the navy, this might
have been done. But secretary
Bonaparte has said and said
emphatically that he would stop
fighting and hazing very prompt
ly if he were given the power.
So the thing probably will be
put, in his hands and guilty
cadets in the future will be
punished by summary dismissal.
It is not likely either that con
gress will reinstate any more
dismissed midshipmen as it did
m the case of young Chaffee and
some others a year ago. Had
congress not interfered in that
case, the chances are that the
Branch-Meriwether fight which
brought about all the present
trouble would never have taken
The postoftice fraud cases have
not been proceeding very speedily
lately, but another of them was
tentatively disposed of this week
one may say tentatively, as a
motion was entered for anew
trial and the defendant released
on SIO,OOO bail. It was the case
of Wm, G. Crawford who was
accused of conspiring with Aug
ust Machen and George Lorenz
to defraud the government.
Grawford has been convicted
and if held will be liable to a fine
of SIOO,OOO and seventeen years
imprisonment. Of course he
will not get all of that. Machen
who was thu most thorough going
and artistic grafter of the whole
lot, got off with SIO,OOO fine
(which he swore off under the
pauper convict’s oath) and two
years in the “pen” which he is
now working out. Crawford of
course has a chance of goingfree
on his next trial, but the govern
ment declares that it will be able
to secure a final conviction.
The proposal for a change of
date in the inauguration ceren o
nies has come up aEfain. Iden
tical resolutions have been intro
duced in both House and Senate
providing for the postponement
of the inauguration to the last
Thursday in April. These meas
ures are on the line of the late
Senator Hoar’s resolution which
twice passed the senate. The
change has been urged by the
haugural committee, backed by
letters from the governors of 45
states. The measure also has
the approval of the judiciary
committees of both houses.
Notice of Taxes.
Notice is hereby given that the
tax roll for the year 1905 is now in
my hands for collection and that
Taxes charged therein are subject
to payment at my office at any time
prior to, or on the 31st day of Jan
uary, 1906, and that after said 31st,
day of January I shall proceed to
collect such Taxes charged on said
roll and remaining unpaid, as the
law directs. Nels Lee,
City Treasurer.
Dat< and at,Washburn, Wis., Dec.
IStb, 1905.
WANTED, by Chicago wholesale
and mail Older house, assistant
manager (man or woman) for this
county and adjoining territory.
Salary S2O and expenses paid week
;v; expense money advanced. Work
pi asant; position permanent. No
investment or experience required.
Write at once for full particulars and
enclose self-addressed envelope.
Cooper & Cos, 132 Lake Street,
Chicago. 111.
2D* 3- XaXonbe
LaLonde’s Cash Shoe House
Personally conducted excursion
to Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The Omaha will sell tickets for the
above at rate of SIBO.OO for return
trip to include sleeping car, fares,
meals en route in dinning cars and
dinning stations four days at hotel
at Los Angeles and three days at
St. Francis Hotel iu San Francisco.
This trip will route over North
western line to Omaha and from
Omaha to Denver over to Union
Pacific,thence D. & R. G. to Colora
do Springs to Salt Lake, thence San
Pedro. Los Angeles and Salt Lak
Ry. to Los Angeles’ Sotliern Paci
fic to Santa Barbara, to Monterey
and San Francisco, returning via
Soul hern Pacific, Ogden and Union
Pacific. Various side trips have
been arranged and will be in charge
of an experienced manager. The
trip is of twenty days duration and
includes a day at Denver and one
at Colorado Springs with visit to
Manitou and Garden of the Gods and
other points of interest.
Please call upon Omaha ticket
agent, M. C. Lincoln for further in
Nothing will cure indigestion that’
doesn’t digest the food, itself, and
give the stomach rest. You can't
expect, that a weak stomach will re
gain its strength and get well when
it is compelled to do the full work
that a sound stomach should do.
You wouldn’t expect a sick horse to
get well when it is compelled to do
a fuil day’s work every day of the
week. Kodol Dyspepsia Cure is a
perfect digestant and digests the
• ood regardless of the condition of
the stomach. Relieves Indigestion
Belching, Sour Stomach, and all
stomach disorders. Sold at Sweet's
West End Pharmacy.
The Wisconsin Central Ry
Reaches the principal points in
Wisconsin, offering Pulman Sleepers
Free Reclining hair chair, modern
coaches and diuing and after service
between Chicago, Milwaukee, Mani
towoc, and St, Paul. Minneapolis,
Ashland and Duluth. connection
are made with diverging lines at all
terminal points. Meals served a la
carte. For tickets, sleeping car re
serservation and further informa
tion apply to agents of this company
or write Jas. C. Pond, Gen’l.Pass.
Agt.,Milwaukee, Wis
Of Interest to Mothers.
Thousands of little ones die every
year of croup. Most of them could
have been saved by a few doses of
Foley’s Honey and Tar, and every
r *imily with children should keep it
• n the house. It contains no opiates
and is safe and sure. Mrs. George
Picket San Francisco, Cal., writes:
‘‘My baby had a dangerous attack
of croup dud we thought she would
choke to death, but one dose of
Foley’s Honey and Tar relieved her
at once after other remedies had
failed. We are never a minute with
out it in the house.” Sold bv Q
W. Frost.
Wanted —10 men in each state to
travel, post signs, advertise and
leave samples of our goods. Salary
$75.00 per month, $3.00 per day for
expenses. Royal Supply Cos., Dept.
W. Atlas Block Chicago, 111.
“Correct fsneli&b
Mow to it.”
A Monthly Magazine Devoted to the
Use of English.
Partial contents for this Month.
Course in English for the beginner.
Course in'English for the Advanced
How to increase One’s Vocabulary,
The Art of Conversation.
Should and Would: How to U-e
Pronunciations(Century Dictionary).
Correct English in the Home,
Correct English in the school,
What to Say and What not to Sav,
Course in Letter-Writing and Punct
Alphabetic list of Abbreviations,
Business English for the business
Compound Words: How to Write
Studies in English Literature.
SI.OO a Year. Send 10c for sample
Evanston, 111.
Cleveland Mayor’s Scheme to
Dissuade Despondents.
Vo This Body Any Persons Contem
plating Death Are Invited to Tell
Their Troubles—Work to Be Sought
For Unemployed and Advice Given
to Despairing—Experiences of Wo
men Begging For Aid.
To stay the hands of the self de
stroyers and to render all possible aid
to the despondent is the object of the
antisuicide commission recently ap
pointed by Mayor Tom L. Johnson of
Cleveland, O. Frederick C. Howe, state
senator elect; William A. Greenluml
former probation officer of the juvenile
court, and the Rev. Harris It. Cooley,
member of the board of public service,
comprise the commission, says a Cleve
land special dispatch to the New York
Every person in Cleveland who is
contemplating suicide is invited to
write a letter to the antisuicide com
mission and tell his troubles. For peo
pie despondent from nonemployment
the commission will endeavor to ob
tain employment, while the needs and
wants of others seeking aid will be
looked after.
“It is the grandest work ever at
tempted here,” said Mayor Johnson.
44 1 think it is safe to say that GO per
cent of the suicides here belong to the
foreign element. Alcoholism is certain
ly the basis of a large percentage of
Insanity, but 1 should not connect it to
that extent with suicide. Worry from
any cause whatever and low nervous
condition are chiefly responsible*
“This commission will investigate
these conditions and wherever possible
will render such assistance as will
make the victim of melancholia see the
brighter side of life. Each of those
men has had much experience in socio
logical work and is well fitted for this
particular task.
“It is a psychological and sociological
question well worth going into. The
subject is interesting from every point
of view,” said Commissioner Green
lund the otner night. “Most suicides
are caused by despondency, but th
primary cause of the despondency is
what we should look into. If we can
help only one unfortunate I consider it
work well done,” is the way Commis
sioner Cooley looks at his new duty,
and Commissioner Howe said, “In my
opinion present social conditions and
lack of employment cause much of the
despondency and dissatisfaction with
one’s lot iu life, which so often ends in
In the first nine months of this yeai
eighty-six persons killed themselves in
Cuyahoga county, almost ten for eacfc
month. Alienists of Cleveland say sui
cide is increasing. The need of some
means to counteract this condition
caused Mayor Johnson to act.
Of the objects of the commission Mr.
Greenlund said: ‘*We are willing and
anxious to aid any one who is in the
depths of despair. If any unfortunate
man, woman, girl or boy who is so dis
couraged that life seems not worth liv
ing will communicate with us the case
will be taken up, and we will see whal
can be doue. How many suicides
would be prevented if the sick, poor
and despondent had friends to go to, a
place to get relief! I dare say many.”
The commission has received numer
ous letters appealing for aid. One,
from a society woman, reads as fol
“I wish you would toll me what 1
might do to arrest an impulse toward
suicide which comes upou me every
once in awhile, more frequently now
than iu former years. When I was six
teen a foolish love affair and the in
fluence of a novel wherein the heroine
had died from a seif inflicted wound
inspired me to stab myself in the
throat. I must tell £ou that the wound
hurt me little, so little indeed that
ever after when I am discouraged
death seems no more serious a matter
than making a call across the street
The attempt at suicide in my youth
was hushed up. I hi*ve been married
happily, move in what is good society
here and should be free from any mor
bidness, but reading affects all my
emotions, and reading is about all that
I can find pleasure in, so you see in
what difficulty I am. Is there some
thing in your philosophy which can
break the impulse, the desire, the long
ing for death? So far as I am myself
concerned I care not at all, but my
family is one which takes a pride in
itself and would look upon suicide as a
blemish, a disgrace it would never for
Still another woman wrote telling of
her experience in saving her husband’s
life. She said: “I awakened about 2
o'clock to find my husband gone from
my side. With terror at my heart I
arose and searched one room after an
other. At last I wrnnt to the kitchen.
My husband was crouched in a corner,
a great butcher knife iu his hand. His
eyes glittered like a madman’s; he
laughed and cried alternately. At first
I feared the deed was already done
and the wound already i:i his breasi
Thank God. the knife had not yet fall
en! I wrested it from my husband’s
hand, and be fell into my arms, sob
bing like a child.
“I. too, frequently have a desire to
end it all. My little girl comes home
daily and asks, ‘What is this?’ and
‘What is that?’ and I have to profess
ignorance. I am ashamed before my
own child, and then comes the awful
Impulse for self destruction. I go into
the streets and walk for hours. Some
times it is far into the nigb4 before !
return with the impulse fought down.”
Commercial Conquest Begun
With Same Vigor as War.
Study to Improve the Cotton Indus
try Being Made— Chunce For Amer
ican Machinery Need of Outwlde
Market Japanese Goods to Be
Shown nt Foreign Centers.
It is seen on every hand now, this
evidence of Japan’s preparation for a
much enlarged commercial and indus
trial life, writes Miyaka Katokoro, a
Tokyo correspondent of the Chicago
Post. The vigor, the same patience
and above all the same-splendid sys
tem that were determining factors in
the prosecution of the late successful
war are to be directed toward the field
and the factory, toward the merchant
men and the railroad.
Two reasons for this activity may be
mentioned—first, the Japanese realize
that if they are to benefit from the op
portunities presented by the outcome of
the struggle with Russia they, must not
lose time; second, if they are not to
lose some of the industries either grow
ing directly out of the war or having
been greatly stimulated by the war
much more than a home market must
be found to care for surplus manufac
The belief is strong iu Tokyo and
particularly at Kobe and other indus
trial centers that it will be but a short
time till a distinct expansion In busi
ness is noticed. It is also our belief
that this activity is to come not so
much through the establishment of new
factories and enterprises as by reason
of very greatly increased capacity on
the part of the long established con
We naturally would prefer our In
dustries and commercial enterprises to
grow on foundations already laid, for
we have not forgotten the many busi
ness enterprises that sprung up like
plants of a night following the close of
the war with China. Many of the rich
Japanese who went into these ventures
so readily with their money are now
among our most conservative business
men. They will act as a restraining in
fluence on the enthusiastic.
So we are busy just now seeing the
most that may be done with what we
have rather than reaching out to en
courage things that we have not tried
and which might not be successful. As
an example of this I may speak of our
cotton industry. A careful study is be
yig made of every factory in the land.
The number of spiudles and looms in
each is being noted, together with the
power now used to drive them. Where
the power is iu excess of the machinery
employed more machinery will be rec
ommended, aud in places where the
power already is inadequate to produce
the best results greatly increased en
gines will be declared advisable, and
this wall mean increased machines.
The object of the inquiry is first of
all to see what use we are making of
what we already possess and to bring
it up to its fullest capacity before en
largement. Most of our factories have
been equipped with English cotton ma
chinery and English engines and boil
ers. I do not know whether there will
be much change iu this particular in
ordering for the prospective increases,
but I am inclined to believe that it
will take some years to wean the Japa
nese from their partiality for English
Still, I should like to see representa
tives of American machinery manu
facturers, especially of cotton spinning
and weaving, taking advantage of the
opportunity to present the advantages
of their machines to the Japanese just
at this time when they are looking + o
the securing of the best results to fol
low their labors.
Japan looks to China to find there her
largest market for cotton products. The
demand of the Chinese for cotton
goods has been increasing steadily for
more than 1 welve years. So far India
dominates the Chinese market for cot
ton, with Japan a close second. Owing
to the nearness of these countries they
must bold the market for a long time,
no matter how enterprising other pro
ducers at a distance may become. It
seems to be the intention of the Japa
nese to drive India from first place and
become the ruling factor in the Chinese
cotton market.
I mention industries either greatly
enlarged or established through the de
mands of the war. Notably there are
fish and meat canning factories. Dur
ing the war the soldiers and the ships
of the mikado took all the output of
these factories. Now they have a ca
pacity greatly in excess of the peace
demands of the Japanese people. Sam
ple shipments have been sent into Chi
na, Korea, Australia and even to the
United States. I understand that these
shipments have been received with
very great favor. We are reasona
bly sure of a market for canned goods
of this character, and as our supplies
are near and abundant we look for a
good export business.
As showing the general activity of
the Japanese and what they intend to
accomplish I may speak of a statement
published in Tokyo’s oldest paper, the
Nichi Niehi Shimbun, to the effect that
the government will soon establish
commercial and industrial museums at
various foreign centers. It will enlarge
the Kobe and Yokohama custom
houses, set up a commercial and indus
trial commissioner’s office, finish the
elevated railroad in Tokyo and during
the next fiscal year found a Japanese-
Chinese bank. It is also the intention
of the government to appoint alert and
expert commercial agents in Euros*
and the United Stales.
28,000 ACRES 28,000
In all Parts of Bayfield County.
Owner, Not Agent.
Easy Payment and
Interest at 6 per cent.
Cal) on or write,
- Washburn, Wis,
28,000 ACRES 28,000
3 A small business can be made
large and a large business can oe
made larger by being connected
with over
0 30 0 0
Subscriber's in Washburn and Suberbs of the
0 Bayfield County Telephone Cos. A
Cal] .\ lager’s Office, Phone No. 55. \/
# General Insurance, a?
Special Attention Given to Insurance on
Farmlßuiidings. Rates Reasonable.
Office at Bayfield County Bank Washburn. Wis.
r finest turnouts
mj In the City at
Mt. VV !lle -V s l es JSgg
Did You Ever Stop
To Think of the Great Risk you are taking* when you
carry no ¥7 * W
r ire Insurance ..
We Represent twenty-eight of the Leading companies
and can Insure your dwelling and household goods at a
trifling cost.
A Wom;>n's€nmplxio n.
It is rank foolishness to attempt
to remove sallow ness or greasiness
of the skin by the use of cosmetics,
or “local” treatment, as advocated
by the “beauty doctors. ” The only
safe and sure way that a woman can
improve her complexion is by purify
ing and enriching the blood, which
can only be accomplished by keeping
the liver healthy and active. The
liver is the seat of disease and blood
pollution. Green’s August Flower
acts directly on the liver, cleanses
and enriches the blosd,” purifies the
complexion. It also cures consti
pation, biliousness, nervousness, and
induces refreshing „sleep. A single
bottle of August Flower has been
hnown to cure ihe*[most pronounced
and distressing case of dyspepsia
and digestion. New trial size bottle
25 cents; regular size 75 cents. At
Frost & Spies.
w* I E.N I
I SB 9
Anvone sending a sketch and description may
quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an
invention is probably patentable. Communica
tions strictly confidential. HANDBOOK on Patents
sent free. Oldest agency for securing patents.
Patents taken through Munn & Cos. receive
special notice, without charge, in the
Scientific American.
A handsomely illustrated weekly. Largest cir*
culation of any scientific journal. Terms, $3 a
year; four months, sl. Sold by all newsdealers.
MUNN & Cos. 3e,8 ' Md >’- New York
Branch Office/625F St., Washington. D. C.
Beautifying metnods that injure
the skin and health are dangerous.
Be beautiful without discomfort by
taking Hollister’s Rocky Mountain
Tea. Sunshiny faces follows its use.
35 cents Fox Drug store.
Trade Marks
Copyrights &c.

xml | txt