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ADVERTISING RATES. Tima. fTn.lt in.'4 1 week 11.00jg1.80 *8.30 *4.00*8.00 tig. a* B week 5........ 1.80 £.86 8.78 (.751 • 00 It ta • weeks B.oo| 3.00 5.00 *.60110.00 18 00 1 month 3.50 5.75 j 6.3fij 9.a5i1f1.00 IB 80 ■ months 8.00 4.50 9.00 11.7*17 00 S5 00 J month* 4.(0 8.95 11.95 16.00j88, 00 88. M • months 6.5 8.00 15.00130.UCH33.00 *B.OB Business cards, not exoeedlng flya Uzes, fIB.OA Legal adyertlsements at legal ratee. Adyertlae mnnts inserted with no specified time win be published until ordered out, mid ohargod fog aa* eordlngly. All blUs payable quarUxlf OFFICIAL DIRECTORY. County Otßceiu. Oexnty Jfndgv 0. W. Gratis Bu“rifl j. w. Whits QoaDt; C1erk............... Vs. Bn*whom yw. u.) aieMuin.....*•*A, T. FOBTUD Buster of Deeds Wm. HUTOHISOM Clerk of the Court H. C. Oosusa Dntrlot Attorney John 8. Lasso* County Superintendent HOWARD MILLS* iorreyor V. B. Trarb Coroner..... G- P. Aixgx Chst’Tnsn Board of Buperrieors.... Alex Hill Poor Commissioner B. Tiltob Superintendent Insane Aayhut. ~P. Wn.. CITY OFFICKHB. CHy Clerk 11. e. Packard Treasurer John s. McKlMlcl Jos. Oman goo Police Justice j. Henry Bennett Justices !■ R- 8. McMlchael „ . , i Squire Tonet Marshal John C. Johnson Constable* i A- L. Rus.eil 1 A. S. Nelson DIRECTORY I A BELI E LODJE A. F. * A. M. NO. R4.~ J Meets the First and Third Wednesdays of •ach month. Hall in Williams' block. TTIBOQtJA LODOK. L O 0 F—MEETS BY- y Saturdor night la Williams’ block. ■y IKOQUA ENCAMPMENT. L 0 O. F., NO T W. Meets etery Kaauay *vn ng- Ancient order of united workmen —First and third Tuesdays of eaoh month. ORDBB OF CHOSEN FRIENDS -MEETS seoend and fourth Saturdays of each mth. American legion of honor.—meets ••oond and fourth Tuesdays of eaoh m'th. a LEX LOWRIB POST. O. A- R—MEETS AX *rl Monday *vsalag of eaoh month, ta W. R. 0. hall. Regina lodge, daughters of ke bekah. No. 28, meets first and tlilrd Mon day of each month in L O. O. F. hall. ODERN WOODMEN OF AMERICA, NO. 1991, meets Friday night of each week. \TIBOQUA CHAPTER, O. H. S„ MEETS T aeoond Tuesday of eaoh month In Maaoule kaU. \riROQUA CHAPTER, R. A. M.. MEETS •very '.eoond and fourth Wednesday of each mr.d. /"IDI BT JERRY ROBE, 8148, I. O. F. MEETS \J third Thursday In each month at AJlUnoe hall. Ylroqoa, Wls. TT T OMAN’S RELIEF CORf9.-MKKTB OH TT alternate Saturday afrernoona. WC. T. U -MEETS ALTERNATE TUBS • day* at Bp. m. 10. G. T. LODGE. —MEETS ON EVERY • Wednesday eyenlng, In Alliance hail. VIROQUA COUNCIL. NO. 139, A. P. A, meets at AllJanoe hall every Tuesday night tliOo’olook. triROQUd K. O. T M.—MEETS ON EVERY Y Mom. a- evening m AlUanoa ball, at T:80. tt.-. : CHURCH DIRECTORY. SuTETHODIST EPISCOPAL.-BERVIOEBAT OTJL >8:80 a. m. and 7:80 p. m. each Sabbath. Sunday school at 13 m. Prayer meetings or |Thursday svanlag*. unONGBXGATIONAL CHURCH-SERVICES V/ at H :80 . ra and 7 :80 p. m. eaoh Sabbath. Sunday school at it m. rdHTJROH OP CHRIST -PRE ACHING IY SV7 Sunday at 10:so a m. and ta the area* Us. Sender school at ?80 a. m. Aim —______ NORWEGIAN LUTHERAN CHUBOH.- Seryioea every Sunday at 8 o’olook. BUSUNKfiJU CARDS. TT P. MOOTOB, ATTORNEY AND AA , Counselor,Viroqua, Wu. Will praotloe ■i all Cenrte at the stata. bpeolal attanUva glren to Collections. CILBAUQN SL LA RFC N, ATtORNIfI. Bptcla! a;Motion given to collection* Of- Ere la Ferguson Block, second floor. Main Street, Viroqua, Wls. Jacebom giuuuQß. Joh N S Laxbom. A. OQTT, M D, PHYSICIAN AND It Surgeon, Vlroqna, Wts. Vffioe near realdenoe. 1 hl’k E. Lysne’s ketel. "I I*7 MIN BH ALL,M I> , PHYSICIAN /JL. and Burg .-on. A gradui eof Keokuk M'-dlea! College, one of the beet of its kina m the United States. All calls promptly attend ed, day or night. Latest and mo,t approved methods of treatment use 1. Office In Caason’s Bl’k ViaoquA, W. A COSY, MI. D., PHYSICIAN AND 2\., surgeon. Office over H. H. Craig A Co.’s drug store, Ylroqua, Wls. Jj’ E. MORLEY, M. D., PHYSICIAN . and Surgeon, Viroqua, Wl. Olfioe ov*i alg dr Co’s drug store, on west side of half All calls attended promptly day or night. \t ARSHALL SURENSON, M. D..PIIY ivl slcian anil Surgeon. Office over Cr>l A Co’s Drug Store. Viroqua, Wls. Norsk s;-ok. n. VERNON CO. COURT.— REOULAB terms on the first Tuesday of each month, •t the oourt hoc ’da m. and 1:M to 8 p.m. 0. W. GRAVES, County Judge. TOWN OAW dKRAL INBUE- V anoe and P. if lor. V’roqoa. Offioe in With id floor. J. fIOTTLR, MR. W. M. TtetriMSeß MR. DBS. sums & TBOVBIIMB. Dr. Trowbridge, late rasldent akyeteteai ead mrgsok Cook county hospital, Onteege. • ALLOALLi ATTENDED PROMPTLY • Day er night, treat edbm, tiEO. E. CHAHBERS, C/owna uud Brldgo Work. Motel flatee and all other bran has of dental won dene In Ike latest and moat Improved manner, flails taction guaranteed Office ta Towner's Meek VIROQUA. . . Ml. J. H. Chase, DENTIST. BfTlee Rvr Chandler's I Vlrqu. ■ tor *’ 1 Win. O R SKAAR.y^’P Attorney-at- Law, LaCrosse, Wlg.|^;x"} IRA 8. GRIFFIN, Attorney et Law. !RA S. GRIFFIN. UFK, Fl£K, ACCIUGfIi ABB fOMADO INBUHANCB. Iwiscel OeUeettag Ageaey. Leans Negotiated. Vimoqox, Wllk N. A-raVIOUYIVI, MERCHANT TAILOR, ran custom woks a proialty. ePerfhot Fit Guaiwnteed.i njtoQUA, wiscos&n. MEAT MARKET. CHAS. H. BOLBROOK, Fresh, Salt# Smoked Meats SAUSACES, ETC. We •.* Aim to ••• PteaM. Pv being slean ta our work, fair In out deal tags, and by keeping the best stock of meat* t be had. VIROOUA. WIS. Restaiiraot a Boarding. MRS. L. O. RICE b new located .a her new Building, seoomc B*r, and is prepared to furnish board by da r wi-ek. Lunches * ryd at reaaeoa hie rate* ■uppers furnlthed tor balls and private par He*. UoommoduUoa* toe tt eeuplee. Bakrr< •appllt' for sale. oystewb **w mm a tMI. THE VERNON COUNTY CENSOR. ” ' ■ <*•!** 5 YOL. XLIII.-NO. 2. Royal makes the food pure, irholcsomc aud delicious. POWDER Absolute!/ Pure ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO., NEW YORK. Jealousy of a Hungry Elephant. The herd Of elephants which cams through from Pittsfield recently with the circus caused a broken arm to an unfortunate tramp. He had stolen a ride on the menagerie train, and when it stopped at the West Springfield stock yard he jumped off and pulled some grass, which he gave througli the car to one of the elephants. He was about to repeat the process on another ele phant, when the first animal, either through hunger or jealousy, grabbed his right arm with his trunk and broke the bone near the elbow. The man final ly broke loc.e and fell by the fence which bora rs the road at that point. James Emory, a brakeman, saw him, and, having secured assistance from the lobby, was g >ing to take him to a physician, but tlie man, who was evi dently under the influence of liquor, feared they were going to arrest him and broke away and disappeared down the Agawam road.—Springfield Repub lican. Snake and Lizard Match in Treetop. While in tlie country last Sunday the editor of the Gazette saw a blacksnakf trying to capture a lizard for its din ner. The lizard had the best of the snake in the content, which took place in a cluster of saplings. The lizard would run up a sapling clear to the top and patiently wait until the snake would slowly wind its way about half up the sapling, when the lizard would jump from the top of the tree to the ground, and the snake would fling itself from the tree, both striking the ground nbout the same time, but be fore the snake could get itself straight ened out the lizard, which did not have to uncoil, would ■scale up another sap ling, when the snake would repeat ita effort to procure a dinner. The snake, not beiug the rendy climber the lizard was, was at a great disadvantage in the contest, and after many efforts ap parently gave it up as a fruitless job. —Greenup (Ivy.) Gazette. Of a Different Kind. Hargreaves—You have heard of giv ing your coat to the man who takes your cloak V Ferry—l have; what of it? Hargreaves—That seems to be the system my tailor is going on. He sent me a suit a while back and now he has brought another one.—Cincinnati En quirer. Too Expensive. Friend (leaving the office with the broker)—l say, old man, you didn’t lock your safe. Broker—No, I never do. It cost £6O and I don’t want burglars to spoil it for the little I’ve got in it. —Tit-Bits. W. P. LINDDMANN. H. LMDBMANK. President. Cat bier. Bank of Viroqua. [Btatz Bank--Capital *60,000,00.] Lindemann & Rusk, Props. United States bonds, Inland and foretan exchange, gold, silver and nnonrrent money bought and add. Certificate* of deposit liaued payable on demand, to draw Interest if left six month*. Business Honrs, 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. Collections and banking business promptly attended to and remlt’anoea mad* on day of collection. N. 15. Heque, Dentist, VIROQUA, • WIJ. Or own and Bridge Work- Uatil na nil Jfher branoii®. ol Dental work in tha leteet Improved manner. We guarantee work. Omci in Devlin's Blocs. F\ I BARNEY, • . I>. H. |N TIHOQDJI. ins. ®S&DOBS FIRE DENTAL NOEL Xnornetlng, Bridge. Crown and Sold Plats fork. Special attention given to correcting rregnlarltliw and prceervatlon Of the natural oetk. Twenty-two Teare praotloal experienoa an 1 study. Dental Parlors in llerriek Block. D. CD. MAHONKY, Attorney and Counsellor At Law ketev Loaned on Rani Batata. Cal taatlone Promptly Attended ta. Offloa avar Bank af Vlraqua. TIBOQOA. TO O. Hr MINBHALL, flttorney-at-Law, Vlraqua, Wla. Laana.Oollaotlona and Panalana, PATENTa Office In secon 1 story Williams' Block N. Coe & Son, —PROPRIETORS OF— AAAAAAAO.AA WTTTWTWTTT ! THE I ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ i NEW HARNESS | ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ISHOPI ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ If yon want a good doable harness for spring work, now is the time to place your order. We know we can supply your wants REPAIRING! SPECIALTY WORK FOE, CONGRESS. TH£ PRESENT SESSION WILL BE A BUSY ONE. Question., of Great Importance to Be Discussed—Currency and Cuba Likely to Be the Most Forward—Bryan's Visit to Mexico. Wise Policy Outlined. Washington correspondence: While the first fortnight of a session of Con gross cannot always be looked upon as an index to its prospective action, the developments thus far have strengthened the feeling that the pres ent session of Congress may be as sat sfactory and prompt in its action on great national subjects as was the spe cial session held just after the inaug uration of President McKinley. Three subjects have especially attracted the attention of statesmen since their ar rival and discussions have already in dicated a gratifying drift of sentiment. These subjects are currency reform, revenue and expenditures aud the Cu ban question. The Currency Question. While definite prediction as to what Congress will or can accomplish upon the vexed question of currency is not easy to determine, the developments thus far are encouraging to those who hope for action. It will be remembered A MERRY CHRISTMAS. that there were many misgivings about the future of the tariff bill in the Sen ate because of the fact that the Re publican party (lid not control that body and cannot during the present Congress. The element which did con trol it, however, saw that public sentiment was so strongly in favor of u protective tariff that a refusal to per mittliepassageof a lull with whose sen timents they did not ffilly agree would be resented by the people. Now there are indications that the same wise pol icy will be pursued with reference to the currency question. President Mc- Kinley's proposition for a retention in the treasury of the United States notes which are redeemed in gold and legislation which will bring an increase of national bank circulation by an increase of the sum which they may issue against their deposit of bonds is proving extremely acceptable, and beiug generally com mended, not only by. a large majority of the members of Congress, but by the people throughout the country, as is shown by the reiKirls received here by members of both tiouses of Con gress. The fact that this proposition seems to lay the foundation for an easy transformation of the currency system without the shock to the busi ness world which a sudden change would produce and without increasing the interest bearing indebtedness, causes it to be very warmly commend ed by people of both parties. This is so clearly apparent that there is reason to hope that the members of the Sen ate, who have it iu their power to de feat ahy legislation offered and sup ported by the Republican party, will take the same ground upon this ques tion that they did upon that of the tariff and omit such factional or ex treme opposition as to prevent its Anal passage. It must not be supposed, however, that this will be done instantly. There are so many currency propositions, so many men who have plans of their own or plans which they have decided to support that the whole matter v ill nec essarily be very thoroughly discussed before action is taken. But the fact that the President's plan grows more popular every day as it is discussed, and that it appears to be a simple method of finally taking t> Govern ment out of the banking bn ,iness and permitting the responsibility for main taining a sufficient currency and the gold reserve to jxtss from its shoulders to those of the banks of the country, may lead a sufficient number of mem bers of the Senate who are not within Republican ranks to support it and place a measure of this kind upon the statute books. Government Revenues. Every day’s developments at the cus tom houses of the country and at the treasury are being carefully watched by those who are interested as to the question of whether or not the Pingley law is going to produce sufficient rev enue to meet ruuuing expenses. Mr. Dingiey still maiutains the belief that it will, and treasury officials who are watching its operations closely also be lieve that its revenue in the next fiscal year will equal, and probably exceed, the expenditures. Mr. Pingley shows that the revenue collected on the antici patory importations during the four mouths prior to the enactment of this law were nearly $40,000,000, all of which would have been collected under the present law had the importations prior to its enactment been only nor mal. He predicts that the December re ceipts. excluding tliose from the Pacific railroads, will equal Peceinber expenditures, and that long before the fiscal year is ended the receipts under the Pingley law will be sufficient to meet all running expenses and produce a surplus in the next fiscal year of at least ten million dollars. There is a general feeling at least that the new law should be permitted to show what it can do under normal conditions, and that if at any time it should be found advisable to increase the revenues, which, however, it not probable, it irauld V? acceupliihtd without uy general disturbance of the present law or readiustmeirt of its rate*. The Cuban Question. Members of Congress li iving had op yoiiun'ty u talk over the Cuban situa tion calmly in the light of the state ments in rite President’s message seem to be thoroughly satisfied witn the de velopments this far under the new ad ministration. Tlie sensational sugges tions of ex-M blister Taylor, that the people of the United States should rise and demand instant action irrespective ol its prospective effect tqton the coun try and its relations with other parts of tlie world, do not seem to have met with any response on the part of the people. Members of Congress report their constituents well satisfied appar ently with tlie developments thus far and quite willing to trust tlie adminis tration, which lias handled the matter with such success liotli in obtaining the release of all American citizens in Cu ban prisons and seeing its recommenda tions to Spain followed by propositions of an .jffer of autonomy. While the Cuban matter is not forgotten or over looked by members of Congress, there is a disposition to permit tlie adminis tration to carry out its plans. Bryan and Mexico. A curious fact which comes ,o the surface here just now is especially in teresting, in view of Mr. Bryan’s “tri umphal” tour in Mexico. It is a com parison which somebody lias made of tlie currency conditions in Mexico, com pared with those of the United States. It is observed by this statistical delver that the Mexicans who are heaping adulations upon the American apostle of the Mexican system of finance have a currency amountiug to -in cor.t‘s per capita in gold, against $9.35 per capita in Mr. Bryan’s owu country; $7.70 per capita in silver dollars, worth 45 cents each, against $8.78 of silver per capita iu the United States in dollars worth 100 cents each; 32 cents per capita in silver basis paper money, against $5.90 per capita in gold standard paper mon ey in the United State's, making a total of $8.41 per capita, with $8.02 of it in 45-cents-on-the-dollar money in Mexico, against $24.03 per capita in 100-eents on-the-dollar money in the Uuited States. Tills statistical fiend also discovers that the increase in money in circula tion in the United States since Mr. Bry an's nomination amounts to twice as much as the entire gold, silver and pa per currency of all Mexico. When it is remembered that Mr. Bryan in the speech which captured the Chicago convention and in all of his speeches of the campaign urged that the currency of the United States could not be in creased in proportion to the growth of the iiopul&tlon without the adoption of the free coinage of silver at 1(5 to 1, the fact that, the money iu circulation lias increased in a sum twice as great as all the money in all Mexico in a short sev enteen months’ time seems to cast a shadow of suspicion iq>on the accuracy of the financial views of the statesman who is now receiving the plaudits of the Mexican populace. The increase of money in circulation in the TTT 'lted States from the beginning of the month in which Mr. Bryan was nominated to the beginning of the present month was $211,359,338, while the total mon ey of Mexico—gold, silver and paper— is $106,000,900. A. B. CARSON. Protection and “J.nck." Many of the free trade papers have been doing a ioi of talking about the great “luck” of the McKinley adminis tration in “coming into power just at the time when prosperity was return ing to the country.” They have only got the cart before the horse. This is what is to be expected of men who put foreign Interests before American in terests. They get accustomed to see ing things twisted. The facts are better expressed by saying that prosperity began to return to the country just as soon as the Mc- Kinley administration came into [low er, or, rather, just as soon as it was known that Maj. McKinley was elect ed and that protection was to be given iu the near future to American indus tries. It is a little trick which prosper ity has—to come back to the country just as soon as protection replaces.free trade. We have seen it do it more than once in the history of the country. Iu applying the term “luck” to wbat has happened the free traders are fol lowing in the steps of tliose shiftless, imprudent, short-sighted neighbors of the prudent, industrious man of sound judgment, who enviously attribute the rewards of his industry and good judg ment M his “luck.” Our present pros perity is due to no luck, lint to the sound American policy of giving pro tection to American industries, of se curing the home market to American producers and of providing work for American workmen at American wages. May Accept the Plan. It now seems quite possible, if not probable, that the United States Sen-' ate may accept President McKinley's currency plan in which he proposes the destruction of the “endless chain” sys tem by which gold is drawn out of the treasury, and a gradual transfer of the gold responsibility to the national banks of the country, in conjunction with an increased circulation on their part. Prior to the presentation of the President’s simple and apparently feas ible pla> it was believed that nothing could be offered which would be ac cepted by the silver element in the Senate, unless a free coinage proposi tion were attached to it. The unan iaftr of popular ••utiaost i& fan* of j VIROQUA, WISCONSIN, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 1898. exports to all parts of the world stood at $107,077,786 in August and Septem ber of 1890, and at $131,440,363 for the lilts period of 1597. The Democrats told ns that ns soon as we bought less from foreign coun tries we should sell less to them; and they spoke of the new tariff as a Chi nese wall, designed to keep out trade. Well, in round numbers, we bought less by sls (XX),000 from foreign countries in August and September of this year than iu the corresponding period of 1890; but we sold more to foreign na tions by considerably over $24,000,000. These figures prompt the question, How about the Chinese wall?—Chicago Inter Ocean. ’Wilson's Southern Tour. The tour of the Secretary of Agricul ture through the South, made especial ly for 'the purpose of studying the con ditions and possibilities of that section, and the advantages of a diversification of its agricultural interests, is iu mark ed contrast with the methods of his Democratic predecessor, and must strike the Democratic as well as Re publican farmers of the South and the • country iu general as such. It will be remembered that Mr. Wilson’s Demo cratic predecessor, Secretary Morton, spent most of his time studying up plan# to prevent the distribution of seodn to the farmers of the country, discouraging the beet sugar proposi tion and leaving no record of improve ments in agricultural conditions in ar>y way. The first nine months o’ Secre tary Wilson’s administration have re sulted in such development of the beet sugar interest <uid industry as to as sure its rapid adoption and successful work, Lis plan of the distribution of seeds to the farmers of the country is an intelligent and likely to be accepted one, and his tour of the South, in which the diversification of agriculture has been neglected, shows that his work is likely to be of very great value to the agricultural Interests, and, when supplemented with the demand for ag ricultural products which follows the revival of industries and the protective tariff, means prosperity for the farm ers cf whatever section. No Complaints Coming. Has anybody heard any complaints from the hundreds of thousands of rail road men who voted for McKinley and sound money lasi year? The railroad earnings, which have steadily increased since the revival of prosperity imme diately following the election of 1896, continue to grow, the November earn ings of 104 railroads showing an in crease of 21 per cent, over November of the preceding year, being the largest gain which any month of the calendar year has presented when compared with the corresponding month of the preceding year. Under the Mistletoe. “ile found her under the mlstletoa and kissed her ia the good old-faab* lM* Wflf i" the President's plan however, seem* likelv to lead tbU *deove,>l of the Sen ate to assume an at( ".ulo \6waroii the proposition similar U that with which iiiey accepted me p otective reatures of the tariff bill, per Bitting it to pass because of their recognition of its pop ularity with the people. steady Advanc- in Prices. The close and couth nous study which Bradstreet's Journal is giving to prices of farm aud manuiactured products shows a continued growth in the price of the products of tl, American farm er. Its < atements have from mouth to mouth shown a s'eady advance in prices of farm products during the year, aud its statement which covers tlie developments of November shows an advance in woo:, oats, potatoes, peas, beaus, milk corn, barreled beef, sheep, mutton, eggs, hops and other articles of this character, while there has been a decrease in prices of num bers of articles which the farmers must buy, such as print cloths, cotton sheetings, coffee, ar,i other articles of this class. v , , _ TV That Chi ArN ■ Wall. How about the UR 1 a**; wall? In Au gust and September 1896, under the Wilson-Gorman monstrosity, our ex ports to Belgium were worth $5,149,- 519; iu the same months of 3897 they were worth $11,089£ 19. In those two months of 1899 our •• xports to France were of tlie value of $9,939,631, and in 1897 they counted as $14,250,437. Our WISCONSIN’S BEOOEJ). FAITHFULLY TOLD IN READABLE SHAPE. Burned to Death Before His Parents* Eyes—Had a Piece of Steel in His Ston. u ch—lndians to Alaska—Crich ton 'Will Is Broken. Parents Saw Him Burn. By the burning of the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Thomas, in the town of Lamartine, their son, Henry Thomas, aged 2(i years, was burned beyond recog nition. When tlie body was taken from the debris only the trunk remained, the limbs and head having been burned to a crisp. The occupants of the house had succeeded in reaching safety, when Henry Thomas announced his intention of re entering the building to secure some money and clothes. His parents remon strated with him, but to no avail, and with the words, “There iH no great dan ger,” he dashed into the burning structure and upstairs. That was the last seen of him until a portion of the roof caved in and his body wrapped in a sheet of flames was seen lying at the bead of the stairs where he had been suffocated by smoke. Steel in His Stomach. Patrick McCann underwent an opera tion at St. Mary’s hospital in Superior. He had been complaining for several days and within a day or two his case became so alarming that I)r. Connor decided that an operation only could save his life. This was made and dMelosed within the pa tient's stomach a piece of fie ible steel five and a half inches long and three fourths of an inch wide, very much resem bling that used in the shank of shoes for stiffening purposes. McCann was con fined in an insane asylum two years ago and it is probable that he swallowed the iron at that time. Carnegie Will Get It. Notice L s been served on all parties in terested that the salt' of the West Su perior Iron and Steel Company’s plant will be made in Superior on Feb. 7 under a mortgage judgment of $1,730,000, taken in the Circuit Court u year ago by the Central Trust Company of New York. The property will probably be bid in by the mortgage holder, but it is understood that shortly after the sale it will be trans ferred to the Carnegie syndicate, which will operate it. Indian* to Go to tlie Klonkike. About IJO Chippewa Indians living in the vicinity of Solon Springs have been stricken with gold fever and will leave in a body for Alaska and the Klondike. They will journey from Duluth over land, ice and water by way of Edmonton and ex pect to reach the land of gold within three months and a half. The expedition will bo under the leadership of an old time warrior, Running Wolf, who has traveled over the proposed route before. Crichton Wilt Is Broken. Judge J. W. Sale of the County Court at Janesville has decided that the late John Crichton was of unsound mind when he made 1 is will, and therefore that docu ment is invalid. The estate was valued at SB,OOO and the will disposed of it in such a manner that his wife and three children were given $1 each, the balance of the money being left to his sisters. The children will now get several thousand dollars each from the estate. Memorial to K. I\ Allis. The E. I*. Allis Company of Milwaukee has presented a model triple-expansion Corliss engine and sn air compresser for the equipment of a steam laboratory in the department of engineering of Colum bia College. The engines are worth $15,- 000. The laboratory will stand ns a me morial to the late E. I’. Allis, founder of the company. Downer College Gets $5,000. It was announced that Miss Elizabeth Plankinton had given $5,000 to the build ing fund of the new Milwaukee Downer College. There is now about $30,000 in the fund. The trustees want SIOO,OOO before they begin operations on tlie 1 '’fil ings, the plans for which were comp.. ,and several months ago. Scalded in a Boiler. At Mayville, Fred I-obans, an employe of the Northwestern Iron Company, was badly scalded by steam while he was in a boiler cleaning it out. The steam was turned on by other employes, who did not know Lohans was in the boiler. State Items of Interest. Fire at Knapp destroyed two hotels and two stores, the loss being $5,000. Oscar Froelich committed suicide at Milwaukee by taking carbolic acid. The Beaver Dam Water Works Com pany has been incorporated at Juneau. John O’Donnell, on trial for wife mur der at Eau Claire, has been set free. Tlie normal school regents have decided to rebuild the school recently burned at River Falls. Ti e residence of Timothy Cullnan nt Sturgeon Bay was destroyed by fire. The loss is SI,OOO. At Wausankee, John Eagan, a wealthy bachelor jeweler, was found dead in his office chair. Zena Olson of Northfield has been de clared insane. Trouble over a love affair is alleged to be the cause. At Milwaukee, Ira Nichols, an inmate of the Soldiers' Horn \ attempted to board a boat and was drowned in the river. The Bank of Antigo has been relieved of a receiver by an order from the Circuit Court. All depositors will be paid in full. William Mcrrical of Northport was bad ly injured by being run down by a Green Bay and Western train at Manawa. His right arm was broken and side crushed. William Brower, who deserted from the regular army at Madison barracks, N. Y., on Nov. 13, and bad been in Can ada, was arrested at his home in Kau kauna. • The hardware firm of Huetter & Peter sen of Appleton assigned to August Ituh lander. The firm’s assets are SIO,OOO and its liabilities SB,OOO. The failui " was due to slow sales. A private electric lighting plant has been established at Racine. It is used by four wealthy families to illuminate their residences and has 300 incandescent lamps and several arc lights. The much-talked-of suit of W. I*. Cook & Bro., against the city of Menasha, the amount involreu being $2,500. lias at last been decided in the Circuit Court at Ap pleton in favor of the defendant. Father Schmidt of South Chippewa Falls, while driving in a buggy in the country, was held up by a highwayman, who presented a revolver at the priest's bead. Father Schmidt struck the fellow with a whip and escaped by running bis hor a s amid a fusillade of bullets. A huge cinnamon bear, which was ship ped by express from Leavenworth. Kan., to Baraboo, escaped froi” its crate in the express car at Western Cnion Junction. The express messenger was driven from the car. the bear taking complete posses sion, devouring packages of apples and candy and destroying way bills. When the train arrived in Milwaukee it took ten men to secure the vicious animal. Zena Olson of Northfield has been de clared insane, and will probably be sent to Mendota. Trouble over a love affair is alleged to be the cause. The hardware firm of Huetter & Peter sen of Appleton assigned to August Ruh lander. The firm's assets are SIO,OOO and its liabilities SB,OOO. The failure was due to slow sales. A complete change will be made in the management of the Lakeside hospital at Suebojgmn. The deaconesses, who receiv er their training under the supervision of the German Reformed churches at Cleve land, 0., will assume charge. This ordef has charge of Bethesda home, Cleveland, ) *ttd PMfRTtUt heipttftli XUwfcttkM. j I Otto Berg, a miner, lost his lift at Hur ley by a cave-in in the Montreal mine. The residence of Timothy Cullnan at ♦*•“' v. uc dec-rayed by The loss is SI,OOO. A Prohibition club lias l>een organized in Rock County as a result of the temper ance agitation in Janesville. The charity entertainment and ball giv ; on under the auspices of the Pinochel Club of Jefferson netted S2OO. ■ Two Chicago detectives have been in Ashland looking for the supposed Mrs. Loetgert. The woman who caused this action left town. Charles E. Smith of Milludore has ! bought the sawmill property at that place belonging to the Sherry estate from the assignee, Mr. ('..moron. Deputy Fish and Game Warden Carl A. Palmer of Onalaska, and Sheriff G. (5. I.ang of La Crosse raided fishermen’s shanties on French lake. The ore traffic at Ashland promises to l>o very heavy next season. Mine opera tors ar° expecting the largest business in the history of the region. James Ennis, an Evansville hotelkeep er, pleaded guilty a> the charge of run ning a “blind pig” and paid tines and costs. He will leave Evansville. Gertrude Porterfield, a 4-year old girl of Marinette, got her finger fast in a clothes wringer and injured it so badly that amputation was necessary. James O’Donnell, charged with the mur der of his wife at Eau Claire, lias lieen discharged because of the inability of the prosecution to procure witnesses. At a special school meeting of the citi zens of Neillsville it was decided to build a modern high school building to cost, wlicn fully equipped, about slß.ii<H>. A SIOO,OOO hotel will be built at La Crosse by Chicago hotel men. It will be on the site of the old Pomeroy building, which was damaged by tire recently. The Hamilton & Merryman Company will erect a planing mill and dry kiln in its lumber yard at Marinette. Tlie com pany will abandon its Chicago yard. A train struck a sleigh containing Peter Anderson, a farmer, and his 17-year-old son, near Franksville. Anderson was in stantly killed and the boy was badly in jured. There is a great deal of illegal fishing going on all along the Mississippi river. Recently 2'i.*HMl pounds were taken in the vicinity of De Soto by two firms in two days. A flue in a locomotive on the North western Railway blew out near Plymouth. Head Rrnkeman Sylvester M. Schwarts was severely burned by hot air and live coals. At Sheboygan, William Strecker, 16 years old, fell fifty feet in an elevator shaft. His injuries consist of a broken arm, dislocated shoulder and a broken nose. Mrs. Estabrook, mother of Superin tendent Estabrook of the Racine public schools, was stricken witli paralysis and is not expected to recover. She is 73 years of age. Wisconsin river turtles are being snip ped to the East from Spring Green. A barrel of turtles was recently sent to Phil adelphia. the largest one weighing forty seven pound#. Cynthia Hart is suing John Hart at Racine for an amount of about $19,000 al leged to be due her as her share of a milli nery business in which they were engaged for many years. The restaurant and confectionery store of C. W. Giffey of Manitowoc was rob bed. The thieves took about $4 in change from the cash drawer, besides cigars, can dies and some clothing. The children of Rev. John Rathke, pas tor of the Lutheran Church at Brillion, are sick with diphtheria, and the house has been quarantined. No services will lie permitted in tlie church. Jacob Ziegler of West Bend wants S3OO from that town for damages incurred in falling into an open catch basin in the street. The City Comic l ! refuses to pay that amount and a suit is likely to follow. I Frank Messenburg, an old and esteemed citizen of Cashton, hanged himself. No cause for the act is reported, the deed being executed while tlie older son was taking some visitors home in tlie evening. The American Telephone Company has asked to Ik* freed from local taxation at Superior when its new line is completed in that city. The Council does not think this should be granted and has referred the matter to a committee for consideration. Papers have been tiled in the case of John Jones against Henry Sherry at Xce il ah. Jones claims $1,200 to be still due on a timber sale contract. Sherry has a counter claim of SI,OOO alleged to be due him, on account of the amount of timber on the tract having fallen below the amount represented. The stage of water in Lake Winnebago is higher than it has been known to lie for many years. It is only two inches below the crest of tlie dam at Menasha. Sinct the milltnen of Necnah and Menasha have formed a mutual agreement about the water power tlie water is kept at a much higher stage than formerly. A 20 per cent dividend has lieen ordered for the depositors of the Bank of Bdger ton and will Ik* paid by Receiver Towne. The court lias also made an order restrain ing three of the cases of the creditors against Receiver Towne and will confine the litigation to one suit, making all the creditors plaintiffs in one action. The injunction against Receiver Towne will also lie raised so that be can continue his work. Under Sheriff O’Brien and Deputy Sheriff Mutter of Racine County attempt ed to take into custody Anna Svobodo, a Bohemian woman of tlie town of Caledo nia, who had Is'on ordered to tie taken to the Racine County insane asylum. The woman armed herself with an nx and drove the men away. Help "as secured and she was overpowered ai.d handcuffed after a terrific struggle, during which Mr. Mutter was cut on the hands. The services of three men were required to ar rest til.* woman. The Paine Lnmiier Company of Mari nette lias sold its sash and.door factory to Isaac Stephenson. It is said that the Johnson company of Milwaukee will take charge of the plant and will operate it as a planing mill. The factory uses atsiut 20,0001000 feet of lumlicr annually. Michael Kroupa suddenly became in sane in a factory at Racine and. it is al leged. attempted to kill several workmen. The officers who went to arrest him dis covered a drunken man who was creating a disturbance and arrested him under the impression that he was Kroupa. The mistake was discovered at the jail. The De Witt-Brown Cedar Company of Marinette will furnish 7,000 pieces of ce dar piling to be used in the construction of Government improvements on Green bay and Lake Michigan. It will amount to about 800 carloads and must be deliv ered in the spring. At Sheboygan, a mysterious woman dressed in black and wearing a heavy dark veil, enticed from school George Al fred Preston and Hattie May Preston, aged respectively 11 and 9 years, children of George Prem.cn. The children were hurried away in a closed carriage, which started in a northerly direction, supjiosed ly for Plymouth, where a train could be tali Miss Annie Opfel of the town of Wil liamstown was awarded $650 by a jury in the County Court at Juneau in her case against William Maaske, a young fanner of the town of Theresa, to recover dam ages for a breach of promise to marry. W. M. Tomkins, acting as attorney for Bayfield County taxpayers, has secured an injunction to prevent the County Board of Suicrvisors from turning over the lsjnds recently voted to the Washburn, Bayfield and Iron River Railroad. The injunction was issued on the claim of the attorneys that the bonds were fraudulent, as the company was insolvent, and, more* over, was msrely acting for another eon- HWi ESTABLISHED 1855. PHILADELPHIA BANK FAILS, ... L.', 1,11 W * ' Chestnut Street National ; n the Hands o* n Jb-.-vb One of the greatest financial sensations of the year was sprung in Philadelphia Thursday morning when the Chestnut Street National Bank, of which William M. Singerly, proprietor of the Philadel phia Record, is president, closed its doors. Business was also suspended by the Chestnut Street Trust ml Saving Fund Company, which was a'lled with the liank and occupied the same building. Rumors of the bank's shaky condition have been in circulation for a month. Dur ing that period the most herculean efforts have Ih*cu made by President Singerly and liis friends to save the institution from bankruptcy, but they were futile. National Rank Exr rainer William M. Hnrdt is in charge of the bank a 1 State Commissioner of Banking Rilkes,on is iu charge of the trust company. The one explanation for the failure, which Mr. Singerly himself affirms, is made by no less an authority than Comp troller Eckels. Tlie closing of the bank is primarily due to shrinkage in value of iifttnls and notes of the S’.igerly Pulp and Paper Mills located nt Elkton, Mil. The liabilities will exceed $3,000,000, but un til the bank exuniiucr makes his repor*: the actual value of tlie assets will not be made public. The last official statement of the bank placed the resources of the bank at $3,868,070.58 and of tlie trust company at $1,858,059.38. Both institu tions occupy the same building and are under tlie same management. TERROR AT A BIG FIRE. Explosion Follows a Blaze in a Chica go Bnseiuetit Many Hurt. Ten minutes after an alarm of tin* had been given at the Tosetti restaurant, I<M and KH! Madison street, Chicago, Thurs day afternoon, a terrific explosion occur red beneath the sidewalk in front of the burning building. Structures were shaken for a block around and windows were shattered as by an explosion of dynamite. Scores of men and women were hurled to the ground, and a dozen or more were in jured by flying glass. Firemen were scorched in a whirlwind of Hume, nnd tossed in the* air like so nia > leaves in a windstorm, nnd several policemen were stricken to the earth as if with a club. Wild cxcitcme.it prevailed for several minutes, and when the ambulances nnd doctors had finished their work of mercy tlie list of injured was found to number nearly thirty. A drop of blazing oil front an overheat ed basement engine is said to have caused the tire which threatened with destruction the entire south side of Madison street between Clark and Dearborn streets. This started si blaze that could not lie con trolled and culminated in the explosion of a drum of ammonia under the sidewalk, the explosive ignition of a natural gas main and the destruction of the building. The loss exceeds $290,000. SPAIN SEES A CHANCE. May Ask America to Repress Active Cuban Societies. Following upon the almost universal ex pressions of disapprobation shown by the American press at large at tlie savage methods of warfare used by Gen. Gomez in the matter of the assassination of Lieut. Col. Ruiz, a Madrid correspondent says he has the best authority for stating that tlie Spanish Government thinks the moment propitious for approaching that of Washington and asking the latter to use all means iwssible to repress revolu tionary societies in the United States which arc giving active assistance to Go mez's force. All t-tm Spanish Government asks is the application of the rule laid down by I’res ident Grant as the duty of one friei dly nation toward another. If that is applied the Government considers the termination of the revolution will occur within a short time. The indignation was twice as great when the news readied Madrid that Ruiz was not even permitted a soldier's death, but was hanged. BIG FIRE AT CLEVELAND. Loss to Business Firms IMuccil ut Near ly a Million Dollars. Fire broke out in the business center of Cleveland, 0., at 5 o’clock Thursday af ternoon, and, fanned by a high northwest wind, destroyed property worth tionrly $1,000,000. The Power block ou Frank fort street, owned by J. B. Perkins, six stories high and made of brick, was con sumed above tlie second story and tuo rear of the brick Wilshire block, six sto ries high, owned also by Mr. Perkins, and fronting on Superior street, was burned. The fire started by tin* explosion of a large can of benzine in tlie lithographing establishment of Johns & Cos., in the Pow er block. Windows were blown out and several employes escaped with difficulty by the fire escapes and a bridge leading to the Wilshire block. Aldermanic Salaries. Chicago aldermen should Is* willing to pay the public for the privilege o' holding their jobs.—Buffalo Express. Prosperity lias struck Chicago and wages are going up to beat the hand. The Chicago aldermen last night raised their own salaries from $3 a week to $1,500 a year.—Toledo Bee. The modest advance from .$3 a week to $1,500 a year each voted themselves by the Chicago aldermen must not be under stood as in the nature jf a limit to the aldermanic income.—Cincinnati Commer cial-Tribune. The gang of genteel highwaymen in the Chicago City Council have beaten all rec ords for immaculate gall. It is doubtful, however, if even Chicago public sentiment will countenance such unexampled rob bery.—Minneapolis Tribune. The Chicago aldermen have fixed their salaries at $1,600 —a figure scarcely high enough to insure honest work. It is pos sible, however, that the very highest pay would no* serve to keep born boodlers from boodling.—St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Perhaps its worst feature is that it gives example and encouragement to councilmen In other cith-s, some of whom would not have thought of <tich a device for personal emolument, while others would not have lice- brave enough to adopt it linil it not beeu for the action of their Chicago compeers.- -Philadelphia Ledger. Chicago’s aldermen have shown that they possess a proper amount of self-es teem by raising their salaries from $3 per evening to $1,500 ;x*r year, and this, too, without the excuse of domiciliary visits, lately so fashionable in Cleveland’s coun cilinanic circles. —Cleveland Plain Dealer. The present Comic’l of Chicago, which is probably as unfit and little trusted as any other body Sn the country of like na ture, has just suspended its own rules to raise the pay of its members 900 per cent. Probably few of the taxpayers of Chi cago woujil object if there were any rea son to believe that the change world im prove the character of the Council.— Cleveland Leader. Chicago aldermen have increased their salaries from $3 per week to $1,500 per year and right on the heels of it comes the announcement that Chicago citizens are taking iteps to form an organization to defend themselves from highwaymen! —Philadelphia Press. The spotless Chicago aldermen have ac cepted their own valuation of themselves and voted to increase their salaries from $3 a day for actual service to $1,500 a year. Besides, each alderman by the same act is to have n private secretary, like United States Senators, and the sec retary will have $1,600 a year *lso,- Bpriagfield, Main., Republic** Official City Paper. —ai~ STEAM ==^—— Bust ail JohPitiiig House AL.li KISDB Of Job Printing muamr EXECUTED In a Meet Satisfactory Manner. if The Government of the United State* owns In the city of Washington 1,600,000 volumes of literature. Of these about one half, or 787.715, are iu the congressional library. The remainder are scattered through the various executive depart ments. The daily number of readers in the congressional library averages 3,320. About 700 persons, including the mem bers of both houses and high officials of the Government, are entitled to draw books and take them away from the build ing, and the average number loaned out In such a way is 1.446. It is a favorable commentary upon the honesty and care of our public men that during a period of thirty years the number of books lost or not returned wns only five in a thousand.- • • • Largo numbers of petitions, supported by many signatures and uniform In their phraseology, are being presented to tlie House of Representatives. They ask tlie passage of a series of laws to protect the morals of the public. For example, to prohibit gambling iu stocks, produce, rac ing pools and other forms of speculation by telegraph, to prohibit the transmission of stock quotations for speculative pur poses, nnd the transmission in the mails of newspapers containing pictures or de scriptions of prize fights, to prohibit the exhibition of kiuetoscopo reproductions of prize fights and other brutalizing specta cles, and to prohibit the transportation from State to State o' innterlals for such exhibitions. • • • The ladies of the ontvnet are decidedly put out by tla edict that forbai their New Year’s receptions and the dinners that were to precede and follow. They do not see any occasion for it. The l’res ident did not ask or even suggest a sus pension of social affairs. He told the members of bis cabinet he should close tlie \\ lilte House for thirty days, although he did not think it was necessary for them to follow his example, but without con sulting their wives, they agreed to do so. The lnisbunds have since had nil unhappy time, and the Washington social world has offered them no sympathy. • * The opimsition to the ratification of the Hawaiian treaty Ims simmered down al most entirely to the sugar trust, the Louis iana planters and the beet-root sugar manufacturers. There are a few Henators who oppose the treaty on principle, ns they believe it inexpedient for tlie United States to assume the responsibility of gov erning any detached territory, and several on the Democratic side have joined the opposition because they regard annexa tion ns n Republican measure, * * * Chairman Loud of the House Commit tee on Pontofflces lias been working during the recess on the report of the committee ou the Loud bill, and has practically com pleted it. Ho believes that the measure will effect n saving of at least $10,000,000 atinuully, and will wipe out the emirnmus deficit that ops fronts the Potsoffiee De partment every year. Mr. Loud believes the bill is much stronger this session tliau last, and, while not absolutely confident, thinks it will finally carry. • • • The agents of the Cuban junta In Washington justify tlie assassination of Col. Ruiz as necessary to intimidate the cowardly and corrupt men in their ranks who are likely to lie allured into making terms with the Spanish authorities either through fear or bribery. They say that hereafter no Spanish agent will dare ap proach an insurgent camp, and that 1* will he dangerous for any stranger to do so. • * • The distressing death of Miss Leila Her is'rt lias caused n sliiK'k to her many friends und acquaintances in Washing ton. Sin* was a young woman of lieau tiftil character, gentle, amiable and gen erous, and was generally In-loved and ad mired. Those who knew her best Indlcve that her suicide was due to fear that she might lx* a permanent cripple. * • • The pension certificate of tlie Rev. L. .T. Keith of Vincennes, I ml., will lie can celed, because the holder hus in for mid the bureau that lie does not consider him self longer entitled to a pension, his dis ability having disappeared, and has asked that ids name be dropped from the rolls. There is only one other such ease on I co ord. • • Secretary Wilson is greatly interested in legislation for the establishment of postal savings bunks lieoause lie Indieves they nre necessary to the prosperity of the farmers. It is sometimes an all day’s job, he says, for a farmer to go to the town where the nearest bank is situated, while there is a postofflee in every village. * * * The copyright department is a most im portnnt branch of the Government, anil indicates an enormous increase in literary and musical compositions and in designs which arc susceptible to copyright. In 1870 the number of copyrights granted was 5,021; In 1880, 20,086; iu 1890, 42,- 758; lu 1890, 72,470. * • The recent re|s>rt of the Comptroller of .he Currency shows thnt the^sa rings I,auks -o' the United States are mostly confined to the northeastern section of the country- Nearly 80 per cent of the num ber of banks and amount of deposits Is represented by New York and New Kg land. • • • The committee appointed by the Society of the Army of the Tennessee to secure the erection of a monument to Gen, George B. McClellan at Washington Im held Ha first meeting and elected Adjt. Gen. Rug ties chairman. * • • Ink erasers nre not. allowed in either the War or the Navy Department except un der the direction of a chief of bn: eau, and no one is allowed to erase an entry In any official record book without explanations and express permission. • • • Dr. Sheldon Jackson, the Alaska ex pert, says that there is go much gold in ' inska that persons wuo go there ten yenrs hence will have as good a chance as those who go next spring. • * * Postmaster General Gary nnd Secre tary Gage have promised to assist in lay ing the corner stone of the new postofflee building in Chicago on the 4th of next July. • * • There is i very favor? ble outlook for the passage of the bankruptcy bill, and even the opponents of the measure con cede their conviction that it will pass both houses. • * • The rale of postage stamps for the Inst quarter of the year 1897 was the largest in the history of the country. Telegraphic Brevities. The town council of Mankato, Kan., in tends to stop by ordinance the singing, humming or whistling of the song. "Hot Time in the Old Town To-night.” The destructive cigarette may be sold hi packag'd, of tern hi Tennessee. J u<lee Clark of the United States Court in < fi.tt uuvKjga held that the term “Original package” could be applied to the smaller boxes. A serious freight wreck occurred on the New York Central Railroad near Pough keepsie, N. Y. Several hundred pound* of rock bad fallen upon the track from tbs wall of * cut. T'te togins sod sixteen **• wets flmiisA.