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ADVERTISING RATES. TImST 1 in. 6 In. 4L. Keal'noo^Sl i tNk.... ” iToo r• ■- iToo ioToo tu.aS I waeks I SO a.25 8.75 (.75 8.00 U.OB ■ week. 9.00 8.00 8.00 T.SojIO.OO 18.08 1 month 8 SOI 8.75 6.25 9.25 18.00 19.08 I month* 1.00 4.60 9.8011.7517.00 16 08 9 month* 4.00 6 2511.25 16.00 23.00 86.88 9 month! 5.50 8.00 15.00 20.00 38.00 49 08 1 year |10.0013,00 18,00 80,00 45.00 80io8 BmlnMi cards, not exceeding fly* lln.. 99 g* advertisement* at legal rate*. Advertla*. mentr Inserted with no ipeoiflad Uni# will be published until ordered out, and charged tag **- eordlnglj. All blUi payable quarterly. OFFICIAL DIRECTORY. County Officers. Connty Judge 0. W. Gratis Sheriff J. W. Whitb Connty Clerk Wm. Brandon County Treasurer A. T. Fohtun Register r.f Deeds Wm. Hutchison Clerk of the Court H. 0. Gosling District Attorney John S. Larson Connty Superintendent Howard Miller Bnrveyor W. H. Knowkr Coroner G P. Aikin Chairman Board of Supervisors.... Alex. Hill Poor Commissioner E. Tilton Superintendent Insane Asylum. ..F. Wilkins CITY omt'KHA Msyor Aug. Smith City Clerl. H. E. Packard Treasure- John S. McKlttrick Assessor Jos. Omun son Police Justice j. Henry Bennett Justices !■ R. 9. McMlchael Marshal John C. Johnson rnastahlea l A. BoilSll SOCIETY DIRECTORY. TA BELLE LODGE A. F. & A. M. NO. 84. J Meets '.he First and Third Wednesdays of each montt. Hall in Williams' block. ■\rntOQDA LODGE, I. O O. F.—MEETS EY- T ery Saturday night In Williams' block. ■\7TROQUA ENCAMPMENT. I. O. O.FFf. f NO. V 60. Meets every Monday even ng. Ancient order of united workmen —First and third Tuesdays of each month. ORDER OF CHOSEN FRIENDS —MEETS second and fourth Saturdays of each mth. American legion of iionob.-meets second and fourth Tuesdays of each rn'th. Alex, lowrie tost, g. a. r.-mekts first Monday ereulng of each month. In W. R. C. hall. Regina lodge, daughters of re bekah. No. 28, meet, first and third Mon day of each month in J. O. O. F. hall. Modern woodmen of America, no. 1991, meets Friday night of each week. VIBOQUA CHAPTER. O. E S., MEETS second Tuesday ut ea~h month In Masoulo ball. X/TROQUA CHAPTER, R A M.. MEETS T every second and fourth Wednesday of each month. YVT OMAN'S RE I >'DS.-MEETS ON V V alterua'. s •> 'vih. 'll T C. T. U.-MEETS ALTERNATE TUE - tt . days at 3 |>. m. 10. G. T. LODGE.-MEETS ON EVERY • Wednesday evening, in Alliance hall. fI’HE VIROQUA COUNCIL, NO 129. A. P. A . A meets nt Alliance hall every Tuesday night 7:30 o’cl ck \IIROyUA K. O. T. M.—MEETS ON EVERY V Monday evening in Alliance hall, at 7:30. _ —: CHURCH OIRECrOHY-. Vf ETHODIBT EPISCOPAL.—SERVICES AT llkl 10:80 a. m. and 7:30 p m. each Sabbath. Sunday school at 12 ra. Prayer meetings on Thursday evenings. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH—SERVICEB at 10 :80 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. each Sabbath. Sunday school at 12 m. CTHURCH OF CHRIST —PREACHING EV- J ery Sunday at a. m. and In the even ing. Sunday school' o-se*. m. Norwegian lutcier.an church.— Services every Sunday at 8 o’clock. BUSHN'Ksjd CARDS. HP. PBOCTO2, ATTORNEY AND . Coun elor, Vtriqn*, Wls. Will practice In all Courts of the state. Speolal attention given to Collcotli ns. CILBAUCH & I.ABSON, ATTORNEYS. i Special a tentlnn given to colleotlons. Of fie In Ferguson Block, second floor. Main Itrert, Vlroqua, Wls. Jackson Sildauoh. John S. Larson. WM. A. COTT, M D , PHYSICIAN AND Burgeon, Vlroqua, Wis. Office near residence. I bl’k E. Lysne's hotel. A Pi MINSHALL, M. D„ PHYSICIAN J\ . an ’ Surg on. A gradua'e of Keokuk M dloal College, one of the best of Its kind m the United States. All oalls promptly attend ed, day or night. Latest and moat approved methods of treatment use f. Office In Casson's Hi a Viboqua, Wib. T.T E. MORLEY, M. D-, PHYSICIAN Jl . and Surgeon, Vlroqua, Wls. Office over Craig A Co's drug store, on west side of hall. All calls attended promptly day or night. M. Bdrenson. Chas. 11. Trowbridge. UURENfvTN & TROWBBIDCE, it I'll Ysici a.n> and Surgeons, VI rot; ua. Wls. Culls In city or country promptly attended Office over Craig & Co's drug store. JOHN DAWSON & CO.- GEAERAL Insurance ami Real Estate Agency,Vlroqua. Office In Williams block, second floor. VERNON CO. COURT-REGULAR terms 1 n the first Tuesday of each month, utthe 1 ourt house from 9 1019:1. m. and IJu to 6 p. m. D. O. MAHONEY. County Judge. H. J. Buttle, m.d. W. M. Trowbridge, md. DRS. SUTTLE & TROWBRIDGE. Dr. Trowt -ldge, late resident physician and turgeon Cook county hospital, Chicago. • ALLOALLSATTENDED PROMPTLY • Day or night, from office. GEO. E. CHAHBERS, OENTI3T. Crown and Bridge Work, Metal Plates and all other bran lies of dental work done In the latest snd most Improved manner. Satis faction guaranteed. Office In Towner’s block VIROOUA, • - WIS. J. H. Chase, 4ft DENTIST. Office over Chandler’s \ Vlroqua. O. W. Graves. D. O. Mahomy. CRAVES A MAHONEY. Attorneys & Counsellors at Law Practice In all Courts. Money Loaned on Real Estate. Collections Promp tly Attended to. Office over Bank of Vlroqua. VLROQUA, WIS. MEAT MARKET. HOLBROOK & NIX, Fresh, Salt Meats SAUSAGES, ETC W* v Aim v t# *.* Pl**s*. By being olean la our work, fair In our deal Ings, and by keeping the beat stock of moats t* be had. VIROOUA, *ia. Restaurant * Boarding, MRS. L. C. RICE t uow located In her new building, seoond floor, and l prepared to furnish board by day nr week. Lunches * rved at reasonable rates. Suppers furnPhed tor balls and private par ties. Accommodations for 75 couples. Bakery supplies for sale. OYSTERS *-IN BULK OR CAN- Ontario Steel Bridge Works. % WIS. H. TIMMERMAN, Proprietor. E bridges, ffioof Urusseo, Steel Tjubeo for Sub-Structures, Culverts, Arches, etc., of any diameter or length. ptwrite: for information needed. THE VERNON COUNTY CENSOR. VOL. XLIIL—NO. 11. Royal makes the food pure, wholesome ami delicious. pm &AKINO POWDER Absolute</ Pure ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO., NEW YORK. Mix Kooms For One. Toronto hotels have been bothered by a man who persists in putting six names on the register and ordering six rooms, although no one aceompinies him and he represents nobody but him self. Waste of Money. More than £21,000,000 sterling repre sents the sum annually wasted, on an average, during the past five years, in promoting British companies that gave no return to the shareholders. It is finally said of every man that lie either acts or looks like Napoleon. ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦A SW. P. LINDEMANN, H. LINDEMANN. ♦ President. Cashier. ♦ : Bank of Viroqua. X [State Bank—Capital $50,000.00.) ♦ Lindemann & Rusk, Props. T United States bondß, inland and foreign J exchange, gold, sliver and nnourrent money ♦ bought and sold. Certificates of deposit issued payable on demand, to draw Interest It left six months Easiness Honrs, 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. Colleotlons and banking business promptly attended to and remittances made on day of collection. S. li. Heque, Dentist, VIROQUA, - WIA. Grow* aid Bridge Work- Motel aa all sther branch** of Dental work la tbs latest Improved manner. We guarantee week. Orrioi n Divlin’i Block FT I BARNEY • x>. i>. • [owwgjjjip. YIROQUa, WIS. s@does fine dental work. Enc listing. Brdge, Crown and Gdd Plat-? Work. Special attention given to correcting Irregularities and preservation of the natural teit’i. Twenty four years practical experience anu study. Dental Parlors In Herrick Block. C. Hr MINSHALL, /lticrney=at‘La.vu, Viroqua, Wla. Loans,Collections and Pensions, PATENTS. f-4T" Office In seoon 1 story Williams’ Block *&) IRA S. GRIFFIN, Attorney at Law. IRA S. GRIFFIN, LIFE, FIRE, AMiu-ii TORNADO INHUHANCU. General Collecting Agency. Leans Negotiated ~~ •—Viroqua, Wis. W. A-SVISUM, MERCHANT TAILOR, FINE CUSTOM WORK A SPECIALTY. Perfect Fit Guaranteed.* VIROQUA, WISCONSIN. VIROQUA STEAMr LAUNDRY^ Everything' New, Complete and First-Class. The proprietors have spared nothing in work or expense to equip a plant suit able to the needs of the pnblio. Ev rything is under the direction of a manager with 12 years experience. Individual and Family Laun dry work Guaranteed. Remember the Steam Laundry and give it your patronage. All packages col lected and delivered. In same block with Opera House, \/II=?OC3LJA, WIS. N. Coe & Son, —PROPRIETORS OF — ♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦ I the! ♦♦♦♦♦>♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ i NEW HARNESS j ♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦♦*♦♦♦♦♦♦ ISHOP! If you want a good double harness for spring work, now is the time to place yonr order. We know we oan supply your wants REPAIRING A SPECIALTY COULDN’T FIGHT US. SPANIARDS WOULDN’T HAVE A GHOST OF A SHOW. What Uncle Sum Could Do in Kvent of War—Ready to Fight on Short Notice —Would Sweep Culm and Speedily End the Struggle. Military Campaign Outlined. Washington correspondence: G Ci UVKR the Span- V) 0 jfi ikh populace may think, Jk n the Spanish rulers iiy\ji know that Spain would powerless to eon- duet a successful war s /fw with the United States.* /A\ TANARUS” 'VL This country has “got L \Y V3, the men, got the ships and got the money, - too.” Spain hasn’t, r / \ The United States has i \ |I a population of 70,000,- JA .1 Vl* J 000 and Spain has a = !•=* population of 17,500,- ~~ 1j ” 000. The United States _ I—l is one of the richest \ \ LsjL- countries on earth; Spain is practically bankrupt. One squadron of the United States navy (the North Atlantic) is su perior in strength to the entire navy of Spain. By the Spanish system of naval no menclature what is reckoned by the Amer ican and English syst< m as a first-class cruiser is called a battleship. Thus the Vizcaya and the other ships of its class are known to the Spaniards as battleships, but by the British and American stand ard are only tirst-clasr cruisers. Spain has only one ship which would he reck oned as a battleship according to the British and American standards. That is the antiquated Pelayo, not an effective vessel. In comparing the naval forces of the two countries this difference in classi fication should be borne in mind. Ac cording to the Spanish system cf raf g Spain has eight battleships to our five, while according to our higher standard we have six battleships to her one, and that one “no good.” With its regular army and organized militia the United States could put into PREPARING TO DROP SUBMARINE MINES. the field immediately an army of 150,000 men, and the full fighting strength of the "enrolled” militia which might be called upon in case of need is over 10,000,000 men. The army of Spain on a war foot ing is about 200,000 men. In order to send to Cuba the 150,000 men with which she has been prosecuting her unsuccessful war there she has been obliged to resort to conscription and has sent out regiments composed of mere boys. Her legitimate military resources are exhausted, and in the event of a big war a levy “en musse” is all that is left her. This, she claims, would give her !.<XM),OOO men. But even if there were not cuch great discrepancies between the powers of the two nations Spain would -W ■ AMERICAN WAB SHIPS IN THE HAItBOR AT KEY WEST. The Court of Inquiry hold its : essions in Government Building in ihj foreground; Fort Tayloi ; s in the distance on the left still be at tremendous disadvantage in trying to carry on war across 3,000 miles of ocean against an enemy fighting within easy distance of its base of supplies. The transportation and maintenance of troops in large numbers in a distant coun try is an undertaking fraught with diffi culty and involving a tremendous ex pense. To maintain a powerful fleet of warships 3,000 miles from home is also an operation calculated to deplete even a well-stocked treasury. The supplying of food, medicines and military stores for the Spanish army in Cuba has been found so difficult and ex pensive from Spain that it has been done to a considerable extent by purchase in this country. If there were war with the United States no further supplies could go from this country to the stranded army and to convey stores and supplies from Spain if it is difficult in times of peace, what would it be with armed merchant men and swift cruisers sweeping the ocean on the lookout for prizes? Every supply ship would have to sail under convoy of cruisers able to beat off the cruisers of the United States. Spain’s navy could never carry on a war and sup ply sufficient cruisers for convoy duty at the same time. The United States could easily land an expeditionary force in Cub'.. The ease with which filibustering expeditions land there is proof of it. A strong expeditionary’ force joinen with the army of Maximo Gomez would soon sweep the island. Meantime the harbors of the United States are fairly well defended with mod ern forts armed with modern ordnance. Even if the Spaniards did, at some unde fended point, succeed in effecting a land ing, any force which they could land from a fleet would be speedily overwhelmed. Then there is the United States fleet, which could both help in the defense of the coast and operate against the Spanish possessions in the W est Indies. If the Spanish fleet came to the coast the American fleet would meet it off the point it aimed at and in all probability annihilate it. If the Spanish fleet con centrated in the West Indies, the North Atlantic squadron would meet it there and try the arbitrament of battle in those waters. If the Spanish fleet split up, part coming on the coast and part going to the West Indies, the American navy would be able to leave enough vessels to assist the forts and the land forces in the pro tection of the seaboard, and coul concen trate nn overwhelming force against the part of the Spanish navy left hi the West Indian waters. Here is a list of our available vessels in the Atlantic: The battleships Indiana. lowa and Massachusetts; armored cruis ers New York and Brooklyn; second-class battleship Texas; the cruisers Detroit, Marblehead. Montgomery, Essex. Alli ance, Cincinnati, San Francisco, Colum bia and Minneapolis; gunboats Nashville, Wilmington, Newport, Vicksburg. Annap olis, Castlne, Bancroft and Helena: dyna mite vessel Vesuvius; torpedo boats Por VIROQUA, WISCONSIN, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 18113. SAH: “IS THIS TREACHERY?” tor, Foote, Dupont, Cushing, Ericsson and Winslow, and the monitors Ain phi trite, Terror and Puritan. Meantime, in the Pacific ocean the Unit ed States has the battleship Oregon and the cruisers Olympia, Boston, Raleigh, Petrel, Baltimore and Bennington, the coast defense* vessel Monterey and some old vessels. A portion of this force only would lie necessary for a descent upon the Spanish possessions in the Philippines, where the insurgents are still in the field. All this is giving Spain the benefit of every doubt Jis to her ability to make a tight. The probability Is that there would be only one c'onfliet, and that a short one, off the harbor of Havana. Then it would be all over, j The most effective fleet that Spain could send over wlmhl consist of the armored cruisers Eufperador Carlos V, Infanta Maria Theresa, Vizcaya, Almirante Oque don, Cataluna, Cardinal Cisneros and Prineessa de Asturias. It takes 8,400 tons of coal to give these seven ships their normal coal supply. The fleet would use up its first 8,400 tons in getting across the Atlantic. To coal it three times when operating on this side of the water would take 25,200 tons. Where is Spain going to get that amount of coal? The coal with which she supplies her blockading fleet now in Cuban waters comes from Philadelphia and New York. She has little coal stored in Havana and ban encroached greatly upon the store she had in Porto Rico. Spain herself gets her coal from England. She could not supply it to her transatlantic fleet. In case of war with the United States the coal to maintain her fleet on this side of the water would have to come from England. Now coni is a contraband of war, and a British ship carrying coal to the Spanish fleet would he liable to capture. That some coal would get to the fleet from England is undoubted, for there never was a block ade yet in the world which was absolute ly effective. But it is also a fact that enough could not escape the vigilance of American cruisers to keep the Spanish fleet supplied, and what did get through would cost the Spanish Government enor mously. War Plans Well Laid. If war should come between Spain and the United States, this Government would be able to move in the field of naval and military operations with a celerity, a com pleteness of organization, an effectiveness which would astonish the world. The navy of the United Stat -s is now practi cally on a war footing. Not only have our fighting ships been equipped with am munition and fully manned, but every possible preparation in the way of coaling and opening of lines of communication has been made. Our naval authorities know now, and have known for mouths, just how cable communication may be estab lished to various parts of the West In dies, just what it will be necessary to do in case certain cables are cut and to just what points dispatch boats must be sent. They know, too, about coal supplies, dry docks, fortifications, guns, depth of water, etc., throughout Spanish America. In fact, the Navy Department and the War Department have together prepared a complete military campaign. Every de tail is arranged. It is known just what the fleets are to do, just what the army is to do, in case of war. No precious days will be wasted in preparing the plan of campaign, in deciding what is to be done. All that has been attended to. The plan is complete and perfect. Every ship, ev- DPILLIN’O NAVAL CADETS IN COB DOCK. e.-y regiment, every transport, vessel, ev ery man v.iU be sent to its or his proper place the instant tne word of command is given by Congress. For some time the Navy Department has been gradually concentrating our fleets in southern waters. Ships have been ordered home from all parts of the world, even from the far Asiatic station. The Mediterranean station has been aban doned. Every American vessel has been recalled from that sea and is now this side of Gibraltar Straits. If the directors of the Spanish navy have had any hopes of catching American warships in the trap of the Mediterranean, where they might be captured or destroyed at leisure, they have reckoned without their host. This country now has no warships in the Med iterranean. If there should be a war the militia of the various SNAes would play an impor tant part in it Mouths ago thi War De partment belli out secret agents to make reports upon |he State militia-the num ber of men the-t could be put ia the field, their drill, discipline, equipments, bat teries, field outfit, etc. Having amassed all possible inSjrmoGrm the authorities here know whol ’"pend upon. They know, for 7us ifee, that within 24 hours, in addition to a part of the regular or Federal army, 20,000 militiamen can be on the railway trains en route for the seaboard. They know that within 48 hours 40,000 men can be on the cars. They know that within ten days, counting reg ular troops and militia, 75,000 men can be mobilized at the seaports. In till 100,000 trained and equipped soldiers are availa ble for the offensive or defensive opera tions of the Government. The most elaborate detailed plans are on file at the War Department with regard to the mobilization of the militia, on dif ferent bases, according to different de grees of necessity, as well as to problems of subsistence, transportation, clothing, ammunition, etc. Without any excitement or haste, or any pres the President or members of the caoiuet the various bureaus of the two military departments of the Govern ment have for a long time been making preparations for active operations. It is a matter of professional pride with the chiefs of these bureaus to get all the bus iness under their charge as near as possi ble to a state of perfection. The result is, that without wanting war, seeking it or e.voe.ting it, Uncle Sam is to-day pre pared to amaze the world with the rapid ity and effectiveness of the blows which he will strike if it become necessary for him to move. His officials believe that if we became involved in trouble with Spain the war will be over in s.xty days. They also believe that a stare of pre paredness is the best guarantee of peace. PUBLIC DEBT STATEMENT. Nation Owes $1,010,104,210, a De crease of $1,597,122. The monthly treasury statement of the public debt shows that the debt, less cash in the treasury at the close of business for February, amounted to xi,oit£iu4,2lt>, a decrease for the month of $1,597,122. This decrease is accounted for by a correspond ing increase in the cash. The debt is re capitulated as follows: “Interest-bearing debt, $847,306,080; debt on which interest has ceased since maturity, $1,327,070; debt bearing no in terest, $380,974,0**9: total, $1,235,008,419. This amount, however, does not include $585,252,933 in certificates and treasury notes outstanding, which are offset by an equal amount of cash in the treasury. The cash in the treasury is classified as fol lows: Gold, $204,(i03,971; silver, $511,- 858,834; paper, $107,504,958; bonds, dis bursing officers’ balances, etc., $33,084,- 002, making a total of $850,571,700, against which there are demand liabili ties outstanding amounting to $031,007,- 503, leaving a r.et cash balance of $225,- 504,203.” NO RELIEF FOR KLONDIKERS. Secretary Alger Abandons the Rein deer Expedition. The War Department has decided to abandon its expedition for the relief of the miners in the Klondike country be cause the-conclusion has been reached that no necessity exists for it. Secretary Alger has written a letter to Senator Hawley, chairman of the Senate Commit tee on Military Affairs, explaining the department’s position and asking that Congress take action by joint resolution authorizing the department to dispose of the supplies purchased for the expedition, including the reindeer which have just arrived from Norway, and to abandon the project entirely. In hi letter Secretary Alger says the conditions on the Yukon have changed so as to render the expedition unnecessary, and that Gen. Miles and Gen. Merritt both agree with him. He is also advised to this effect by the Canadian minister of the interior. Later advices than those received last December when the expedi tion was decided upon indicate, he says, that the miners are in n§ danger of suf fering, and he thinks that the great crowds of prospectors now going in over the pass will carry sufficient proviri as to divide with the miners in case the. need assistance. Gen. Alger expresses the opinion that the reindeer can be sold at a price suffi cient to reimburse the Government for their cost. He says he has been offt— -d SIOO each for 100 of them. This amount is above the cost price. He also states that the Interior Department is anxious to take chrrge of the animals. He also asks for authority to sell the supplies pur chased for the expedition. An Ohio lawmaker has introduced a bill providing for a State board to examine all applicants for marriage Jireraes. But it may be predicted with a great deal of as surance that all attempts to reduce Cupid to a civil service basis in this country will faiL NEWS OF WISCONSIN. A WEEK’S RECORD OF STATE HAPPENINGS. Iluildinß Demolished by u Sawmill Exploslin-Murder Hidden hy Burn ing of a Barn—Destruction of Genesee Depot Woolen Mills-Caught in a Ilelv. Boiler Explodes. People in the vicinity of the sawmill owned by Will'am Eh rig, at St. Croix Falls, were startled by a noise of unusual proportions. An investigation showed that the boiler of the mill had exploded with terrific force, causing a total de struction of the mill. The boiler was di vided, parts flying in many directions, while bricks and mortar, with fragments of the building, were scattered for twenty rods around the place of explosion. The strange part of the explosion is that no one was killed. The engineer, Mr. Camp bell, was badly bruised and his loft arm was broken, and an assistant was rough ly handled. Woolen Mills Burn. At Genesee Depot the woolen mills be longing to James Proctor were destroyed by fire. The fire started in the picking room and spread with great rapidity. Some of the employes had narrow escapes but ull of them, fifteen in number, escap ed safely. George Fox’s bicycle factory, with S3OO w rth of goods, was also de stroyed, and a stock of carpets stored in the factory was burned. The loss on the factory was about $35,000, with no in surance. Dynamite Explodes. Allie Jilbert, u 10-year-old boy at Pence, was severely injured a few days ago by the explosion of a dynamite cap, is in a fair way to recovery. Having secured a dynamite eap Allie, with a friend, went behind the schoolhouse to set it off. The result was that he had both hands so bad ly injured that three fingers had to be amputated from one hand and two from the other. His knee-cap was also torn off. He is unable to use either hand. Cremated to Hide Murder. A dispatch from Ashland says that Pe ter .Jacobson, crossing tender on the Oma ha and Milwaukee, St. Paul and Ashland Railroad, was cremated in a barn a mile west of Asliland. The circumstances in dicate murder. Jacobson had driven to the barn and tied his horse within. A tramp, who had been with Jacobson, was seen to leave the barn, and shortly after ward the blaze broke out. Meet and Are Remarried. Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Bussell were di vorced one year ago at Superior on appli cation of Mrs. Bussell, who entered the Illinois training school for nurses to tit herself for earning a living. She came to La Crosse to find employment and her former husband came on business. They met and after some talk about the chil dren met again and were remarried. Both ’ Cut Off. A lumberman n.-ued Sorensen had his legs cut off by a freight drain at Amberg. He and another lumberman crawled un der the cars of a train. His partner got through, but the train moved ahead and the wheels cut both Sorensen’s legs off. He had a ticket to the Marinette hospital and was taken there. Sorensen was on his way home to New Denmark. The Cannon Burst. Several Cedar Grove young bloods had a uurrow escape from death or injury. They loaded the old Fourth of July can non with two pounds of powder in honor of an old bachelor returning home from his wedding. The cannon burst and a piece weighing thirteen pounds, after rear ing its way through a building, was found about forty yards away. Caught in the BeJt. While Charles Meyers was placing rosin on a belt in his mill near North Freedom his hand was caught between the belt and pulley. He was whirled over and struck on his shoulders with great force. Will Ritzenthaller was standing near and by seizing Mr. Meyers prevented him from being fatally mangled. He was severe ly injured internally. Legging Cars Wrecked. A collision between two logging trains occurred just west of the Chicago and Northwestern depot at Hurley, wrecking one engine and three log cars. State Items of Interest. A Methodist church will be built at Bamboo to cost $20,000. It will be built of real brick and will scat 800. L. N. Larson, a grocer of Marinette, has made an assignment to K. Lungberg. The assets and liabilities are about the same. jf-The Aiken-Gieason Camera Company of La Crosse has purchased anew building for its plant and will fit it with five new machines. The Ashland Brownstone Company has leased its quarries and outfit at Presque island and Superior to the Portage Entry Quarries Company of Chicago. The application of the Endion Improve ment Company asking that the city of Superior Ire restrained from refunding $400,000 of city bonds was denied. The cotton mills at Janesville are booming as a result of the big strike at the Massachusetts mills. The Monterey mills at that city arc unable to fill orders. More than 85,000 yards of cloth are be ing turned out every week. Henry Byer, aged 19, of Faville Grove, while attending an auction near Milton, was taken suddenly ill and died in a few hours after being removed to his home. An inquest was held and the fact deter v ined that he died of alcoholism. A tramp confined in the Walworth County jail surprised the officials by ob jecting to tin? general npepnrance of the lockup, and accordingly went to work one day and gave the place a thorough denn ing and scrubbed the windows. A team of horses belonging to August Roomer of Algoma broke through the ice of Lake Buttes dos Mortes hiie attach ed to a hayrack. In spite of all efforts to rescue them the horses died from the exposure after being in the water about three hours. Anew manufacturing company has been organized at Racine, to be known as the Huribut-Armstroug Company, with a capital stock of $20,000. It has purchased the old Hurlbut Company plant at Ra cine Junction and will begin operations March 1 with 100 employes. The farm will manufacture special goods. Mrs. C. IV. Pike of Racine has received a patent on a glass cemetery vase for the reception of flowers. Papers have been served on the city of Janesville in a suit for $5,000 damages, in which the plaintiff. Mrs. Margaret Heffron. claims to have sustained imma nent injuries hy a fall on a defective side walk. For many months the family of Mr. Perry, a farmer living near Eatt Claire, has been annoyed in sundry ways. Stones have been thrown through the windows, chickens hare been wantonly killed and other annoyances have occurred. All ef forts to discover the perpetrators have failed. Judge Burnell of Oshkosh has denied the application of James E. Kennedy for a receiver for the Workman's co-opera tive stores and dissolved the injunction under which the "tores were close j. The E. P Allis company of Milwaukee has closed a contract with Sawyer & Goodman of Winneeonne for a complete double bandsaw mill. The contract calls for a complete outfit, which will cost $70,- 000. A $12,000 glycerine „ epavorator has been added to the plant of the Marinette soap factory. An addition 18x20 feet was necessary to contain the machine. The average production of soap per month fcr the past year was 3,500 boxes. A local stock company will put In an ! electric lighting plant at Bangor, The stock of fruit and candy of Jager Bros, at Merrill was destroyed by fire. The Early Settlers’ Club of Rock Coun ty held its annual banquet at Janesville. The jury in the White House case at La Crosse disagreed and anew trial must be had. A valentine ball at Oshkosh for the ben efit of the new public library netted near ly SI,OOO. A small rat terrier at Oshkosh recently killed thirteen rats in fifty-eight seconds, actual time. The Chicago. Milwaukee and St. Paul (rain shed in Milwaukee collapsed under a weight of snow. Miss Agnes Dwight of Evanston, 111., has been appointed librarian for the city library at Appleton. In the Vernon County Court Bert Jen niss was found guilty of non-support and desertion of his wife and child. The Commercial Club of Superior lias appointed a committee to arrange for an exhibit at the Omaha exposition. The Pabst Brew in r Company has se cured control of tlie i were House in Osh kosh and will place L. Them e in charge. Burglars entered the store of Henry Smith at La Crosse and abstracted $2 from the till. T ie safe could not l>e broken. John Drake, a farmer living near Eau Claire, was badly injured in a runaway in that city, his team dashing into a tele graph pole. Nick Webber, a switchman, had his hand badly crushed while at work in the railway yards at La Crosse, by getting it caught between two ears. Mrs. Elizabeth Gooni, aged 50, widow of Job Goom, an old soldier, was adjudg ed insane at Rhinelander and committed to the Northern hospital. Adam Comstock of Arcadia, a gradu ate of the University of Wisconsin, died at Getenberg. Germany, where he was studying. He was a civil engineer. A plunk thrown from a saw in a mill at Eaton struck a young man named Karl Bueholz in the breast and inflicted injuries from which he died a few hours later. The body of Otto Meiinhart was found beside the tracks of the Chicago, Mil waukee and St. Paul Railway at Ca’ido niu. The cause of death is unkuown. Harry Quilley of Beloit, whose disap pearance had been worrying his friends, has come to town and announced that he merely had been visiting in the country. The Kindergarten Association of Sun Prairie has decided to close the school for three or four weeks on account of sev eral cases of scarlet fever among the pu pils. Fifty Door County farmers were caught in the city of Marinette during the recent blizzard and compelled to remain there for about twenty-four hours until the storm had subsided. John Weiss and William Radlof, aged 12 anil 15 respectively, were arrested by Sheriff Roach for breaking into a store at Jefferson. They took tobacco, candy and trinkets. Several fine horses were shipped from Janesville to Europe. They sold there for S4OO each. There is a good demand in the stock raising districts for horses to be used in the pineries. J. IC. Tillotsou has at last secured a permit for the town of Black Wolf to run a line of street railway from the city of Oshkosh to the new summer resort which the electric railway will build. Francis Spencer, who for several years has been connected with a hardware firm in Chicago, has purchased a iot at Dart ford and will lmild a brick block and open in it a general hardware store. A stock company, comprising W. Slat ter, G. and G. Burgess, F. and J. Pyborn and J. Mitchell of Sun Prairie, has pur chased a $1,500 2-year-old horse from the Dunham horse farm at Wayne, 111. The Racine Water Company has served its complaint on the city to recover $159,- 153.50 for water alleged to have been used by the city in flushing its sewers and flushing tanks, for which the city refuses to pay. The case of tlie Stevens Point Water Company against the city to recover $3,- 800 of alleged illegally-collected taxes for 1894 with accrued interest, was discon tinued, the suit having been improperly begun. A young man hy the name of Papen deck, living in the town of Rhine, has dis appeared. He left home saying that he was going to visit his uncle a few miles from home, and since then nothing has been seen of him. .Tere Vosburg, one of the oldest mem bers of the Oshkosh fire department, was run over hy a hook and ladder truck and sustained injuries from which he died. Vosburg was 35 years old and leaves a wife and one child. Prof. Marsh of Ripon College is taking soundings of Green lake for the State, These lake surveys are being taken over the State with the idea of forming a basis for an accurate relief map. The greatest depth of water in Green lake was found to be 217 feet. The Duke and Duchess of Duval were passengers on a Wisconsin Central train going through Oshkosh recently. They hail from Paris ami came to this country to investigate the Klondike boom. The duke is interested in several claims on the Polly river, near Dawson City. C. A. Bartlett was ejected from the office of the La Crosse city weigh master by the chief of police, 11. H. Byrne. Some weeks ago Bartlett was impeached hy the Common Council and ousted from the of fice ior alleged irregularities in his ac counts. Bartlett refused to vacate the of ice and took the matter to tiie Circuit Court. Judge Wyman signed an order approving the proceedings of the Common Council and directing Bartlett to turn the office over to his duly elected successor, Arnold Itoemer. When the order was served hy Mayor McCord, Bartlett refus ed to surrender the office. Chief Byrne thereupon threw him out. The Land and River Improvement Com pany of Superior has sold fifteen tenement houses in the suburbs to J. W. Young blood, who will remove them to lots near the business district and fit them up ."or dwelling purposes. Bert Seager, a young boy of Ivnukauna was arrested on a charge of stealing a padlock and a pair of rubbers. He was fined sl, and as his father refused to pay the fine, the boy was sentenced to ten days on the rock pile at Appleton. The father, who was a hard-working man, con cluded that it was a good lesson for the boy. Fifteen carloads of scrap iron from the ruins of the Sawyer-Goodman mil’, at Marinette have been sold to Chicago par ties for SI,OOO. Avery clever “fake” was brought to light at Neenah. Several days ago a quiet old gentleman called at the Winnebago pai>er mill and asked permission to use the accumulated ash dust on the top of the boilers. The request was grafted. The man took all he wanted and then di vided i* 'nto small packages, which he sold for 15 cents apiece, as a fine polish. The facts were brought to light only when the fireman of the Winnebago pai*er mills re turned home ar.d ascertained that his wife had bought three packages of the “stuff.” The announcement of the appointment of M. B. Martin as postmaster at Darling ton ended a spirited contest, there being no less than seven candidates besides Mar tin. At the State encampment of the I. O. O. F. the following officers were elected: Grand patriarch, F. A. Harriett, Foud du Lae; grand head priest, A. B. Whitaker, Appleton; grand senior warden, IV. P. Fish, Madison; grand scribe, L. O. Ho laes. Baraboo; grand treasurer, William Humphrey, Wntertown; grand junior warden, A. L. Fulton, Whitewater; grand representative, S. J. Bradford, Hudson. Marinette was selected as the next meet ing place. ESTABLISH El) 1855. WILL NOT HELP SPAIN. All Europe's Powers Refuse Her Even Their Moral Support. Spain will receive uo assistance what ever from any European Government in the event of war with the United States, whether arising out of the destruction of the Maine or because of American inter vention in Cuba. It is the general opin ion of diplomatists in London and other capitals that the disaster to the battleship Maine is having an effect to postpone in stead of to hasten the interveneion of the United States in Cuba. According to London advices every Eu ropean power received several weeks ago a frank, though informal, statement of American intentions in regard to the Cu ban situation. It may- be said without re serve that the policy thus disclosed met with no European opposition. This pol icy, as understood by the British foreign office, and outlined by British diplomat ists. is as follows: The United States since last summer has been insisting that Spain must restore peace in Cuba. Finally, tlie Sagasta cab inet was given to understand that unless peace was in sight hy March 1. the United States would actively intervene. This, while not technically an ultimatum, be cause it was not part of a formal diplo matic correspondence, was, in effect, noth ing less. The Spanish Government so un derstood it, and so did every chancellery in Europe. No European power gave any sign of willingness to protest in behalf of Spain, though the Spanish Government at first hoped to secure at least the “friendly offices’* of Austria or France to induce the United States to refrain from intei vention. The attitude of Great Brit ain has been particularly disappointing to Spain. The disputes of tlie United Ststes and Grant Britain over various matters seem to have inspired the Span ish Government with a ho)e that some moral support, at least, might lie obtained in London. The British Government has refused point blank to meddle in the mat ter. WAS A CUBAN VICTORY, Spanish Loss 1,000 Killed uu<l Wonnd ed at llolguiu. Reports of the recent battle at Holguin, Province of Santiago de Cuba, have been received in New York. Instead of the battle being a Spanish victory, as repre sented from Havana, it was a disastrous defeat, followed by a retreat on the part of the Spanish forces. This information is the cause for a great amount of rejoic ing in New York Cuban circles, because the guns and ammunition shipped from Long Island less than a month ago were used in tlie fight. Owing to the character of the country less than 2,000 of the Spanish troops could be brought into notion when the Cubans opened fire, and the Cuban force of less than a thousand men could not be dislodg ed. Gen. Garcia's command did not reach its full strength until the fifth day after the fighting began. On this day the Spanish columns retreated in confusion, carrying the wounded to Holguin and leaving 200 dead on the field. The Cu bans’ loss in the five days’ fighting was less than fifty killed. The real Spanish loss will never be known, as the dead and wounded were taken from the field at night. It is estimated that nearly one thousand were killed and wounded. The Cubans in the field, according to the letters, are praying for the United States to strike a blow in order that they may attack Havana from the land. MARTIN ON THE STAND. Defendant Tells the Part He Took in the Lattiuier Shooting. Sheriff Martin, on trial at IVilkeslmrre, Pa., went on the stand in his own defense Tuesday for the Lattiuier shooting and told in detail the story of the occurrences on Friday afternoon. Sept. 10, and tlie conditions which led to them. “IVlien we got to Lattiuier,” said the sheriff, “I told my men to line up along the road, as that was about as good a place as any to stop the strikers from going any farther. I told my men that I would try once more to stop them, and if they refused, to fol low them up the breaker. IVhen the first rank- of strikers came within 200 feet of us I went out and spoke to them and again told them to stop, hut they called back, ‘IVe no go back, we go to Lattiuier mines.’ “One young fellow kept saying, ‘Go on, go on!’ This fellow I tried to arrest, hut as I had my revolver in one hand and my-proelaination in the other I had some difficulty in doing this. Then several men tried to grab me, two threatened me with revolvers and another made a lunge at me with a knife. Then someone gave me a terrible blow on the side of the face and 1 was knocked down on my knees. Just then the shooting began.” TO CHECK ROWDYISM. National League Adopts Measures to Prevent Misconduct. Most radical legislation was enacted Tuesday hy the magnates of the National Baseball League, assembled at St. Louis in annual session. A measure for the sup pression of obscene, indecent and vulgar language upon the hall field hy players was adopted by the representatives of the twelve clubs present without a dissenting vote. The provisions of this measure are most sweeping, and provide for the trial of guilty persons before a tribunal of three judges, to he known as the board of disci pline, which shall punish the culprit either by suspension or expulsion for life. The first tribunal under this provision will Ik: composed of L. C. Krauthoff of Kansas City, Mo.; Louis Kramer of Cin cinnati and Frederick K. Stearns of De troit, Midi. These men, who are promi nent and well known to the patrons of the national game, will serve respectively for three years, two years and one year. One mernlier of the hoard will retire each year, and his successor will Ik* elected at the annual schedule meeting of the league. Will Ignore Judge Rogers. The decision of Judge Rogers at Fort Smith, Ark., holding the United States Federal meat ins|>ectiou law to Ik: uncon stitutional, apparently causes no concern to the officials of the Agricultural De partment. under whose administration tlie law is ’xeeuted. They regard the decision as one largely technical in character, and will not affect tlie practical operation of the law when applied to the inspection of meats intended for interstate traffic or ex port to foreign countries. lijjSElL The Czarina of Russia is said to be suf fering from Smallpox. Thirty American locomotives and 1,500 tons of railroad iron went by one steamer for China. Commander Bunce, commandant of tin* Brooklyn navy yaid, has been appointed rear admiral. A rich strike of gold is said to have t*een made on American creek, in the Yukon valley, Alaska. Democratic National Chairman Jones is said to h**ve urged Frank J. Cannon’s election as United States Senator from Utah. La I.ucha, a prominent Havana news paper, advises the Snanish Government to prepare for war with the United States. At Little Rock, Ark., the State Supreme Court decided on a charge of removing mortgaged property, that it was not nec essary to show that the mortgage was re corded before the accused could be con victed. Heretofore, it has been conceded that if the mortgage had not been record ed conviction was impossible. IVooden shoes are produced in France to the extent of about 4,000,000 pairs yearly. In the Province of Lozere they are made by hand, 1,700 persons are en gaged in their manufacture, and the year ly product hi more than 500,000 pairs. Official City Paper. —- '• STEAM —', 800 l ai Jot Priii£ House AM* KlftDS or Job Printing NtOMPTL T BXBCUTBD la m Most Satisfactory Manner At a reception given recently by a for eign minister a woman was discovered in the net of carrying off a large plate of chicken salad. She had slipped it under n rich wrap which she wore and had pro ceeded as far as the outer door when a detective in the employ of the caterer beaded her off. This is hardly an un usual occurrence. At the public recep tions women thieves have been accus tomed to steal china, silverware mul eve common dishes. So great has become the nuisance that those giving the receptions no longer use their own dishes. A cater er is hired to supply everything and he also supplies detectives to watch his prop erty. These detectives are sometimes in the disguise of maids, who assist the la dies with their wraps, but more often ap pear as guests in proper gowns and suits. A short time ago a lauy who goes in the very In-st Washington society was dis covered stealing valuable pins from the dresser at a small private dinner. She was confronted hy her hostess and said she had slip|K*d the jewelry into her pock et so that it might not be stolen by the maids who were about the dressing room. * * * The most unique application for office that has yet been filed under this admin istration comes from Alonso Bradford, who wishes to be postmaster at Hay wards, Cal. Accompanying his applica tion is n letter of recommendation, sign ed by a large number of Republican poli ticians and citizens of the place, together with an X ray photograph of his left knee. The photograph shows that a bullet c*u tered his knee at the joint, pushed up the kneecap and lodged between the bones of the upper and lower parts of the leg. The buHct is still there, it being impossible to dislodge it by probing, and the only way in which it can Ik* removed is by amputation of the leg. Mr. Bradford stated that the bullet was received at the battle of Fort Donelson, and that he had carried : t ever since. * * Washington is now enjoying its annual invasion f women. The National Wom an's Suffrage Association lias recently been in session. Next we have the Daugh ters of the Revolution, and after that the mothers' congress, a convention of colonial dames and other assemblies of the feminine persuasion. The hotels ar>* filh*d with women, they occupy the side walks, crowd the street cars, and in the reception rooms of the Senate and House of Representatives and the White House have displaced the office seekers from the 1 (ouches they have occupied so patiently since the 4th of last March. The hotel corridors, which are usually redolent of tobacco smoke, are now soentt*d with lilac and nuisk, and there is a change for the better all around. * * * The statement is frequently made that Speaker Reed is a rich man, but a close personal friend says that this is far from the truth. Only lately he said Mr. Reed was complaining that lie had to live in one small room at the Shoreham and write for magazines to eke out his income. The Speaker receives a salary of SB,OOO a year. His position requires that he live fnirl.i well, and with a wife it must cost, nearly this sum for regular current ex penses in Washington. * * * There is a hopeless lack of interest in the proposal to legislate ngainst the adul teration of flour and corn. It took Sen ator Mason two weeks to get ft meeting of his committee on manufactures, arm then there were only two out of live mem bers present. The representatives of the Hillers’ Association read their arguments to Senators Mason and Harris, hut as there was no quorum nothing could be done. * * * It has been definitely determined that the Diipuy de Lome letter was stolen in the Havana postofllce. It was offered for $250 to the correspondent of a newspaper in llavna. When he declined it the thief offered it to another correspondent for SIOO, and then, not being able to make a sale, it was offered an agent of the junta, and purchased for a price that cannot be ascertained. * * * rr here is a telephone war in Wnshing to i which has got into the courts and Con gress, and will undoubtedly result in the passage of a law regulating the charges and service on some more equitable basis than wo have been accustomed to. The charges in Washington range from SBO to $l2O n year, nr > Jit gto the distance of the subscriber f:m the central office and the number of messages sent. WILLIAM M. SINGERLY IS DEAD. Well-Known Philadelphia Hanker and Publisher Passes Away. William M. Singerly died suddenly at his residence, 1071 Locust street, Phila delphia, Sunday afternoon. Heart lesion was the immediate cause of death. Mr. Singerly had l>eon suffering for about ten lays from a cold and had remained nt home since last Wednesday, although his indisposition was in no way serious. While sitting in his bedroom smoking a cigar he was seized with a violent fit of coughing and immediately afterward fell over dead. In the room at the time were Mrs. Singer's granddaughter, Miss Mabel Singerly Meredith, and two servants. His son-in-law, James S. McCartney, had left a few moments before the sudden end came, leaving Mr. Singerly apparently in good health, apart from his slight cold. Tlie physicians say they had f ■•queutly cautioned Mr. Singerly that his heart was weak, ns a result of excessive smoking, mid of late his custom was to take a “dry smoke." Sunday, however, his cigar was lighted and it is thought lhat the smoke brought on the coughing spell, the sever ity of which ruptured a valve of the heart. Mr. Singerly leaves a daughter, Mrs. E. Singerly Baleh, who is at present touring Europe. William M. Singerly was proprietor of the Record Publishing Company, presi dent of the Chestnut Street National Bank and the Chestnut Street Savings Fund and Trust Company, which recent ly collapsed; and president, of tne Hinger ly Pulp and Paper mill. He was a mem ber of the Fairmount Park Commission and until lately the treasurer, and a trus tee of tlie Philadelphia Commercial Mu seum. Nc-’ee of Current Events. A hill providing a government for the territory of Alaska has been reported to the : :,.e. Attorney General Griggs was formally presented to the United States Supreme Court and was admitted to practice before that tribut.nl. While following the deerhounds, near Aiken, S. ('.. Mrs. William C. Whitney, wife of the ox-S". ret ary of the Navy, was knocked from her horse and seriously in jured. The residence of ll’. D. Reeves at Hel ena. Ark., was entered hy burglars and s<ioo worth of wearing apparel stolen. The radical wing of the autonomist party in Cuba lias reolveil to open nego tiations with the insurgents in the belief that the revolution cannot be suppressed by force of arms. A number of proposi tions will Ik* submitted to the insurgents, with a view of bringing about i>eace. The recent cold weather in Arizona la unprecedented. The river in the Gran l Canyon of the Colorado was full of float ing ice, whereas the temperature in the canyon is credit* J with purtuking of the nature of perpetual summer, regardless of the temperature on the nlateau above.