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Catarrh is
Not Incurable
Bo* it can not be cured by sprays,
washes and inhaling mixtures which
reach only the surface. The disease k
in the blood, and can only be reached
through the blood, 8.8.8. is the only
remedy which can have any effect upon
Catarrh; it cures the disease perma
nently and forever rids the system c!
every tace of the vile complaint.
Miss Josie Own, of Montpelier, Ohio.
t writes: “I was af
flicted from Infancy
with Catarrh, and no
one can know the
suffering It produces
better than I. The
sprays and washes
prescribed by the doc
tors relieved me only
temporarily, and
though 1 used them
constantly for ten years, the disease had a
firmer hold than ever. I tried a number of
blood remedies, but their mineral ingredients
settled in my bone? A gave ine rheumatism.
I was in a lamentable condition, and after ex
hausting all treatment, was declared Incurable.
Seeing 8. S. 8. advertised as a cure for blood
diseases, I decided to try It. As soon as wy
system was under the effect of the medU-ae,
I began to Improve, and after taking it for
two months 1 was cured completely, the
dreadful disease was eradicated from my sys
tem, and 1 have had no return of it.”
Many have been taking local treat
ment for years, and find themselves
worse now than ever. A trial of
S.S.S. r f te Blood
will prove it to be the right remedy
for Catarrh. It will cure the moat ob
stinate case.
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Ilonaty Is Dlooil Deep.
Clean blood means a clean skin. No
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tirring up the lazy liver and driving all im
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ban.ah pimples, boils, blotches, blackheads,
and that sickly bilious complexion hy taking
Ca sea rets, —beauty for ten cents. All drug
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From a Smoky Town.
“That young college friend who Is
visiting you is the most peculiar per
son I ever met,” remarked a young
lady to an intimate gentleman ac
‘‘Anything strange in his conduct?”
she was asked.
“1 should say there was. Why, last
evening he just raved over the beau
ties of the moon and the stars. One
would think lie had never seen any
thing of the kind before.”
“And that is exactly correct. This is
the first time he saw the heavens lit up
at night.”
“What!” exclaimed the young lady lu
“Fact,” said her friend. “You see,
he has always lived in Pittsburg, and
tills Is the first time he has ever been
away from home.”—-Ohio State Jour
The Ilieycle in Warfare.
A now use for the bicycle in warfare
was developed during the recent bom
bardment of San Juan. An account of
the bombardment from within the city
says that a volunteer corps of bicyclists
greatly aided the Spanish commander
by acting as messengers between the
forts.—New York Herald.
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It is guaranteed to give perfect satis
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oents per box. For sale by E. H. Oraig
A Cos.
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Its prevention and oure a speoialty at
Mrdioal and Subqioal Insti-
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Educate Vonr Dowels With Cascarets.
Canity Cathartic, euro constipation lorever
10c, 25c. If C. C. C. fall, tlrucgists refund money
No-To-ltac for Fifty Cents.
Guaranteed tobacco habit cure, makes weak
men strong, blood pure. 50c, 11. Ail druggists
--and about which such tender and
holy recollections cluster as that
of “ Mother ” —she who watched
over our helpless infancy and guid
ed our first tottering step. Yet
the life of every Expectant Moth
er is beset with danger and all ef
fort should be made to avoid it.
_ . so assists nature
Mfltnpr q inthcchan s° tak '
IVlUlllul 0 ing place that
a _ the Expectant
Lf I AH H Mother is cna
ta* I1 K 1111 bled to look for-
M ■ I WIIM ward without
dread, suffering or gloomy fore
bodings, to the hour when she
experiences the joy of Motherhood.
Its use insures safety to the lives
uf both Mother and Child, and she
is found stronger after than before
confinement —in short, it “makes
Childbirth natural and easy," as
so many said. Don’t be
persuaded to use anything but
“ My wife suffered more in ten min
utes witli either of her other two chil
dren than she did altogether with her
last, having previously used four bot
tles of ‘Mother’s Friend.’ It is a
blessing to any one expecting to be
come a MOTHER,” says a customer.
Henderson Palis, Carmi, Illinois.
of nrttsgtiOs nt tLQC, or Kent br express on receipt
of price. Write for book containing testimonials
and valuable Information for all Mothers, free
iKe tlrailflclt! Regulator to., Atlanta, (la.
And all Chronic Diseases.
Female Trouble I™^.“
age treatment. We give ns good satis
faction as any place in the United States.
Adt rees all communications to
Un. J. 0. Row let, Medioal Director.
Chronic Nervous anil Private
Youii.r and middle-aged men
who suffer from private troubles of any
nature will do well to consult tbedoctor.
as it coats you nothing. References
from the best cistieens of La Crosse, as
U> honesty end professional ability.
Ho Became a Congressman When
29 Years Old.
I<l I'oylsh Amkltlou To lie an Actor—
Ills Power He fore a Jury and the Voice
That Unchains Rig Aiidb iicc,—"A Man
of fientiny" to Ills I'ollowcr*—No Joker,
but Kick In Deatlilcsa Loyalty—lleautl
tul Home I.ltu of the I.ufn'let tes,
Alaelison, July 28. —Robert Marlon La-
Follette has the physical outfit for
greatness. He has a strong, smooth
fate, with chin Indicative of determina
tion and a. classical brow that is truly
handsome. The face would attract at
untinn in a crowd. Bryan and Fay-
Mills' the evangelist, have the same cast
of face, but Bryan has a hooked nose
ai.d Mills' face is net so fine lined. Mr.
LaFollette is thick set. positively
chunky. In fact. For this he is tailed
the “Little Giant'' by his admirers. It
is an Inheritance from the gentle, ac
tive, little mother, who is well remem
bered in Madison, and from whom, too,
he inherited force of character, will
pow* r, and an outfit of sterling man
Mr. Blaine once said he had known
a good many inferior sons of forceful
women, but he had never known a
strong, masterful, successful man who
did not have b- hind him a remarka
ble mother. By this he did not neces
sarily mean a highly cultivated, pol
ished woman; but he did mean a seri
ous minded, earnest, diligent, forceful
mother—in ilhort, what they call down
in New England "a smart woman," am
bitious for her boys and herself a reser
voir of character. Dawdlers and
diearners do not breed sons to rule.
Not mi Accessible Statesman.
Mr. I.aFollette has an abundance of
black hair, which he wears pompadour
fashion. He has a pleasing voice, well
modulated In conversation and capable
of remarkable rhetorical effects in pub
lic address. He speaks with decision
and has a good deal of genuine dignity.
He is not what is called a "good fol
ic, w” among men, being quite devoid
of humor and seemingly never forget
ful of what is expected of a statesman.
He is familiarly known as "Bob,” but
those who address him thus are few.
One can see him, however, occasionally,
in a hotel corridor with a cigar In his
mouth, usually unilghted; and there is
no awkward reticence on his part; but
the rollicking familiarity that some pol
iticians affect Is wholly al>sent. Tfc- re
is usually a row of bystanders rever
ently looking on what they regard as a
man of destiny. The explanation of Mr.
LaFollette is probably his great ambi
tion. He takes life seriously and his
thoughts and aims fire concentrated on
something, some public policy, perhaps,
or some new honor; and the trifles and
Jocosities that lntei est most men have
no part In his theory of a career.
This lofty attitude is sustained in all
that Mr. LaFollette does. He rarely
shows himself in public, and Madison
sees little of him. It is next to Impossi
ble to get a speech out of him, evert on
a state occasion. He Is never seen at
the round of banquets and speechmak
ing functions, though always Invited.
The semi - centennial management
sought In every way to get him to make
a public appearance, but In vain. This
mystery that envelopes the public man
even extends to his office. It is only
by a long wait in the ante-room that
one can see him, and a telephone call
for ;ui interview is apt to be met by a
plea of pressing duties, and the peti
tioner sidetracked. This sort of thing,
no doubt, impresses many, but it is not
the traditional way to get popular with
the masses. Only genuine merit and
commanding qualities can command ad
herence from the rank and llle of us
Americans who want to feel “near” our
It should be said that the stranger In
town, after being thus chilled on his
approach, is often appointed to an in
terview later or to dinner; and the re
sult is an enthusiastic loyalty to Mr.
LaFollette. Moreover, many of those
who are most devoted, these young
Madison lawyers and others, who work
most slavishly and disinterestedly out
of pure admiration, have known him
for many years.
A Log Cutiln amt Hard Work.
Mr. LaFollotte’s career reflects great
credit, for ho has earned his way. It is
not strange that he takes life serious
ly, for until he was well out of college
the bread and butter issue was a seri
ous one with him. He is a pure Wis
consin product. He was born in the
town of Primrose in Dane county, in a
log cabin. The date was June 14. 1855.
so he has Just turned his 43d milestone.
When he was 6 years old the family
moved over Into Argyie, across the
county line. From then until he was
17 he was busied with the country
school and farm duties. The name “La-
Follette” is French-Canadlan In its ex
traction. While his boyhood home wa
among the Norwegian Americans, and
he learned thoroughly to understand
them, the impression that he carries
their blood Is, I believe, an error. He
is. however, a great favorite among
them. Robert lost his own father when
an infant of 1 year. Older residents
remember him as a man of character.
He was, I believe, chairman of the town
and a man of some Wal prominence.
The mother, too, richly endowed him,
She was an Indiana-born woman, and
of southern extraction, her father being
a North Carolinian, and of a Maryland
mother. She was thrice married, first
to a Buchanan, and some years after
Robert’s father died to a Sexton. When
Robert was a collegian she was a third
time widowed. The relation between
the mother and this son. of whom she
prophesied great things, was close and
tender. Robert excelled as a boy in
declamations and in the spelling school,
He was a sensitive, earnest lad, and
even as a college boy he was discovered
In tears one day. A lady now residing
in Madison relates the story. She was
n teacher at the time and“ Bob's" reci
tation was below the average. She
spoke sharply to him and passed pp.
Later she noticed the young man trying
to keep back tears.
Surprised, she txide him tarry after
recitation, and being forced to an ex
planation. the student ndrnittid he had
been working practically all of the pre
vious night, with no time left to pre
pare his recitation.
After a term In a private academy
young LaFollette entered the state uni
versity in the fall of 1873. He was ac
tive in debating and literary societies,
and spent much time on the college pa
pers, which were a source of revenue.
Rut he cut little figure as a student by
reason of these distractions. Neverthe
less, he was regarded as an Interesting
and potential young man aud in his
senior year those prophecies were part
ly fulfilled in an oration that
won for him and the univer
sity much renown at the time.
Passing by the stereotyped themes
—“National Greatness,” "Wendell
Phillips,” etc. —young LaFollette, se
lected as his subject “lago.” It was
an analysis of the Hhakesperlan char
acter—about as difficult a subject for a
youth of 14 to say anything of merit
about as can hg conceived. But the
oration is a masterpiece (you w.li find
it in the “History of Dane county,”
along with the Vilas oration on “Grant”)
and young LaFollette threw into the
rendition all his dramatic powers. Ed
tvfn Booth praised the analysis and the
success (for the college orators of'five
states were vanquished) might well
Save spoiled a young men. All Madison
turned out on thg return from lowa
City. William F. Vilas and Judge
Keves made speeches of congratulation
and the band played.
It was abcut this time, if the story Is
true, that “Bob” was fired with ambi
tion to tejkn actor. The store-loungers
have it that he was studying elocution
with an instructor who knew many of
the starj of the stage.
Why lu I'.illrtie Didn't Study Tixjwlj,
Finally John McCullough came along
and “Bob" by insistence, got a chance
to recite “I Come to Bury Caesar. Not
to Praise Him.” and other familiar re
flections. ‘ To Be. or Not to Be." Ha
threw himself into the rendition with
his usual earnestness and when he had
finished McCullough folded his arms,
looked over the youthful “Bob" from
head to foot, and said:
“Young man. you're all right, but
you’ll never make an actor. Your de-
livery and posing are all right but you
haven’t got stomach enough (presuma.
bly referring to his small stature). You
may get to congress on the strength of
your dramatic powers.”
LaFollette was admitted V> the bar a
year after his graduation, having taken
a year In the law school and studied in
an office. It does not appear that he
shone here in scholarship but he was
conspicuous In the country and was
promptly elected district attorney—
rather an unusual sequence at a count;
seat so crammed with excellent law
yers as Madison. He was re-eiected
and so served four years. Then he
went to congress, at the age of 29, the
youngest member, and served six years.
All these years he has had a law- con
nection and a good Income. He has
ever been a worker to a tremendous
extent, and although he has a very
tough frame, his encroachments on the
night and his aversion to vacations
load to periodical break-downs.
IIIh Standing at the liar.
But these polltioul Interruptions are
foreign to the highest achievements in
the legal professions. Theie is all the
work Mr. LaFollete wants, if he will
take it. Until this latest eruption Ram
Harper told me his friend had a SIO,OOO
practice. But when a campaign is on
the offices become the storm center of
tremendous political activity, and no
man can serve two masters. Mean
while the years are slipping by and the
brilliant LaFol’.ette’s spurs as an ad
vocate must be won soon, if ever.
Mr. LaFollette’s first opponent was
Senator It. M. Bashford of Madison,
who was Governor Taylor's private sec
retary and son-in-law. That was he
first run for the district attorneyship,
and in the Garfield campaign. Two
years later he defeated Attorney Hayes
(now of Ashland) by an increased ma
jority, a feud in the party having been
healed up, and this prestige made him
• available as a congressional candidate.
The anti-LaFollette man says that La
Follette has never east a large vote
and an admirer retorts that the "old
liners” have always "had it in for him”
at the polls. He Is certainly an inde
pendent nnd was never put together io
be amenable to anyone but himself.
Mr. LaFollette’s home life is unusual
ly beautiful. The wife in her way is as
remarkable as he. She was a Miss
Case and spent her childhood in Bara
boo, though bora in Summit, Juneau
county. She graduated from the state
university in 1879. taking the Lewis
prize for the best, commencement ora
tion anjj looking back on eight suc
cessive school "years without losing one
recitation. They were married In 1881,
and a little later she took the law
course (another Bryan parallel), though
the demands of Washington social life
soon put an end to any aspirations for
practical work. There are two chil
dren—Flora, a daughter just budding
Into womanhood, and a sweet baby boy
who hears his father's full name. The
LaFollettes have a modest home, over
looking one of Madison's lakes, aJJoi..-
ing the home of Judge Slebecker of the
circuit court, a brother-ln law.
A Iluntlsoine Pair on Horseback.
They attend the Unitarian church,
and may sometimes be seen riding
horseback, nnd a handsome couple they
make, Mrs. LaFollette is much inter
ested In the physical culture of women
and has done much to promote classes
111 exercise a* well as to aid in all move
ments that make for good.
Mr. LaFollette has his quota of the
"grand stand" element, and he is a con
sumute political organiser. He knows
men; moreover, his judgment in public
affairs is good, nnd It is significant that
no one questions he is capable of mak
ing a governor or n federal senator.
Next to the enthusiastic loyalty of his
friends the most attractive feature of
Mr. LaFollette Is his integrity In pri
vate and public life. If he could enjoy
a good story nd forgive his enemies
the tree of fatt might shake large, red
apples in his lap. But to cherish
wrongs and to respect no one’s good
judgment but hts own, is to mar the
content of one’s own soul and to In
crease the hosts of one’s enemies. Ros
coe Conklin did It for a season, and It
was majestic to watch, but he was a
very large edition of human greatness.
Even he, when the blizzard of 'B3 buried
his body in the streets of New York,
ushered in an eclipse of bis fame. Mr.
I.aFollette should cultivate the genial,
large-hearted, all-embracing character
of Blaine, or his own personal friend,
McKinley, whose stars shine brighter
as they recede in the empyrean of rec
Why lead a faction, when one might
head a party, or even a people?
Passengers on n Mexican Train Have
n Thrilling Experience.
Recently there was a race run be
tween a passenger train on the Inter
oeesinic and a waterspout. The race
was declared a draw, as the traiu es
caped from the immediate effects of
the watersjtout, which hurst against
the crest of a mountain, but the im
mense volume of water poured down
the mountain side along the roadbed,
and finally caught up with the train
and inundated it so thgt the passen
gers had to be taken off in handcars.
The particulars of this unique race
are highly Interesting It was the daily
passenger train from Puebla to this
city, and a large number of passengers
were aboard. About 4:50 o'clock the
sky became suddenly covered with
masses of black clouds. An Inky water
spout culebra, as it is called by reason
of its resemblance to a writhing ser
pent, hung from the heavens and ad
vanced rapidly In the track of the mov
ing train, There was great excitement
among the passengers. The people in
the third-class coach, who had the best
view of the phenomenon, went down on
their knees iij prayers for deliverance.
One lady had a nervous attack and
fainted. When the engineer learned of
the panic aboard bis train he decided to
show the culebra bis heels. Then be
gan the prettiest race on record, with
the lives of a load of passengers as the
stakes. Upgrade, downgrade, around
sharp curves, across bridges and over
the levels flow that passenger train
with the waterspout just behind and
gaining Just a little.
The train entered a canyon, turned
a curve, and at the same moment the
chasing culebra came to grief high up
the mountain side. The water poured
dowu the slope in raging torrents, and
ns the train emerged from the other
side of tiie gorge a vast sheet of water,
bearing trees, ricks and all kinds of
debris on its bosom, threatened to on
gulf it. Wider the engineer threw the
throttle, endeavoring to escape this
new danger, and all would have been
safe, but another sharp curve inter
vt ned and the engine jumped the track.
The engineer saw the danger and re
versed the lever and applied the brakes.
The engine rolled down the embank
ment, but the rest of the train, includ
ing the tender, remained on the track.
The next moment the mass of water
struck the now stationary train and
flooded it to the level of the platforms.
The passengers and crew were help
less to do more than look out to see
what had become of the engineer and
fireman, supposing them killed. But
they both scrambled, or rather swam,
out of the window of the overturned
cab cud clambered back on the train.
This happened in the vicinity of San
Antonio Capulalpam, state of Tlaxcala.
A relief train was dispatched to a point
as near as it could get and the passen
gers and crew of the shipwrecked train (
wore transported in handcars ami
brought oil to Mexico, arriving here
only four and one-half hours late, and
with au exporieucc which none of them
will ever live long enough to forget,
and which, had it not ieen for the
presence of mind of a nervy engineer,
none of them would in ail probability
have lived to remember.—Mexican Her
Women are never so friendly with
each other after tiny have had a busi
ness transaction together. One insists
in paying more than her share, and is
always mad afterward because the
other let her.
Lumber Hums at Ln Croase—Counter
feiter Gets Two Years—Deer Driven
from the Woods hy Insects—Wrecked
Buildings at La Cross Burn.
Big Fire in La Crosse.
Fire broke out in the sash and door fac
tory of Scgelke, Koldlmus & Cos. at La
Crosse, and in an instant the entire struc
ture was a mass of flames. The lurge
barn of the John Paul Lumber Company
was soon burned to the ground. Next the
fire spread northward, and the lumber
piles of the Paul company and several
blocks of other lumber were burned. Se
gelke, Kohlhaus & Cos. are the heaviest
losers. Their plant, valued at $70,000,
with its contents, was totally destroyed.
The John Paul Lumber Company’s loss
is estimated at .$50,000. Other losers
were: James Vincent, lumber dealer; C.
L. Column, lumber, nnd several others.
The entire loss is estimated at $150,000.
Overrun with Deer.
Deer seem to be exceedingly plenliful
through the northern part of the State
this summer, ns groups of them ean be
seen coming out of the woods during
mornings and evenings and meander
through clearings and gardens. They
seek the openings to escape the mosquitos
and flies in the woods. They are very
tame nnd are unmindful of people or do
mestic animals. A number of young ones
have been caught by people of Iron Belt
nnd adjacent towns nnd are being tamed.
The mild winter and little snow of last
winter tended to their increase, ns they
could escape the ravages of the wolves,
which nrq. usually roving around plenti
fully ln packs south of Iron Belt.
Counterfeiter Is Sentenced.
William Andrews, an exceedingly clev
er counterfeiter, who was wanted by the
United States secret service officials from
St. Paul to San Francisco, was sentenced
to two years’ imprisonment in the Still
water prison by Judge Seaman of the
Federal Court at Milwaukee. Andrews
recently completed a three years’ term of
imprisonment in San Francisco for for
g.*ry, and after his discharge plied his vo
cation as a counterfeiter in nil the large
Pacific coast cities, finally working his
way to Minneapolis, St. Paul and Mil
waukee. He was arrested a short time
ago, having a large quantity of bogus sil
ver dollars in his possession.
Fire Follows Tornado,
Tlie new Iloly Cross Catholic Church
nt Cros,se, in process of construction,
was completely wrecked recently by a
tornado. Several days later the wreckage
caught fire in some manner and complete
ly burned. The residence of Albert No
vak, adjoining the church, which was
partially wrecked in the same storm, was
also burned. The family barely bad time
to escape with their lives from the upper
windows. The fire was undoubtedly of
incendiary origin. It is said that the
Gross Construction Company will be held
responsible for the church. Novak's loss
is amply insured.
Phot ill the Temple.
In a drunken brawl in the village of
Clump Douglas, Duticuu McDonald was
shot in the right temple. Joseph Itodgers,
who is in custody charged with the shoot
ing, has bet'n employed by the Chicago
and Northwestern Railway Company near
there ns n navvy. Itoth men were under
the influence of liquor, having been drink
ing all night. Surgeon King of the Fourth
regiment, who was called to attend the
wounded man, lias little hopes of his re
covery. McDottgald is a respectable look
ing Scotchman, about 50 years of age.
Fatally Stung hy Bees.
The 2-yenr-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wil
liam Morgan of Ilncine started away from
his home and went to a bee hive. The
bees swarmed upon him and strng him so
frightfully that he lost consciousness and
fell. In the attempt to rescue her son
Mrs. Morgan was also fiercely attacked
by the bees. It is doubted by attending
physicians if the child will recover.
Fire Destroys a Paper Mill.
The Wisconsin River Pulp and Paper
Company's mill at Stevens Point wns de
stroyed by fire. The loss will be between
$150,000 and $200,000, fully covered by
St/te Items of Interest.
At Clyman, Frank Kiefer was sun
struck and may not recover.
Hugo IlcrPing of Milwaukee commit
ted suicide in a saloon by swallowing car
bolic acid.
Chairman George W. Peek of the Dem
ocratic State central committee has is
sued the formal call for the meeting of
the State convention in Milwaukee Aug.
Peter LadofF, a tailor of Fond du Lac,
who had been out of work for some time
past, committed suicide by hanging him
self. lie was found hanging in the barn
in the rear of his home. He was a man
about 50 years of age.
Mrs. A. Moses of Chippewa Falls has
made an assignment. The late Mr. Moses
was proprietor of a large variety store
and creditors hare pressed payment since
his death. The stock is valued at SIO,OOO.
Thomas Kelly, the lumberman, has been
made assignee.
The Beloit Electric Light and Power
Company purchased the old ltock River
paper mill property and will change the
property into an electric light and power
plant. The purchase carries with it a
valuable wafer power. The electric com
pany will spend $25,000 in improvements.
The Beloit College records show the
rainfall fop June to have been the largest
full since the college began keeping a
record, which was in 1850. The fall was
9.00 inches. The average rainfall is a
little less than three inches. The largest
previous fall was 9.27 inches in August,
The Delayan Baptist Church was dam
aged by fire to the extent of nearly SI,OOO.
The fire originated in the rear of the
the church, where painters had been
working. The loss is covered by insur
George Wilson of Zion, a young .nan
employed on the farm o. Mrs. A. 15. Wade
in the town of Algona, died from the re
sult of injuries received by being kicked
by a horse. Deceased hud been at work
on the Wilde, farm for the past four
months anil while shoeing a colt was
kicked in the abdomen by the fractious
Alvin Hanson, aged 19, was caught be
tween two street cars at Dike View, near
Sheboygan, and the toes on one of his
feet were badly smashed, but amputation
has not yet been found necessary.
At a meeting of the State Firemen’s
Association at Waupun, it was decided to
hold the tournament next year at Colum
bus. Officers fur the ensuing year were
chosen as follows: President, E. W. Har
vey of Reaver Dam; first vice-president,
H. J. Grell of Johnson’s Cri second
vice-president, F. Barber o, Mnuston;
secietary, O. F. Itoessler of Jefferson;
treasurer, 8. B. Brown of Oeonomowoo;
corresponding secretary, A. N. Bellack of
The barn of Edward Casler of Pine
Grove was destroyed by fire, together
with considerable hay and grain. The fire
caught by children playing with matches.
Fred Meyers had a miraculous escape
from death at Racine. He is one of the
men engaged in tearing down the old
Third ward school building and was on
the roof when he slipped and fell insid"
the wall down to the second floor. He
struck a timber aud was thrown out of
the window, landing on a pile of o!d lath
which was lying on the ground. The
wind was knocked out of Meyers od he
was somewhat bruisi ’ about the fa e and
body, but his injuries are exceedingly
Mrs. John I.ydholz. who lived in the
town of Easton, was so severely burned
that she died. She was lifting a heavy
kettle from the stove when her dress
capght fire. There was no one present to
help her.
The War Department has come to the
rescue of the Fox river mill men and
granted them permission to draw water
to a point six inches below the crest of
the Meiiarfia dam. The crept of the dam
Is the lig.lt prescribed 'ey the general rule
governing the use i- f water for power.
Tire dry weather has reduced the stage
rapidly. It is now less thnn an inch above
th* crest. So that were it not for the ;
trdcr the mills would hove to suspend, j
W bile blasting stone in Lutx Bros.’ !
quarry at Oshkosh, Jacob Baier was kill
Dean Palmer and Ned Brown were
drowned near West Superior while bath
At Hudson, the eity brewery, owned by
“ A. Casanova, was totally destroved by
fire. Loss, S4,(MM).
Earl A. King has been appointed post
master at Pleasant Prairie, vice Thomas
A. Yutes, removed.
Dr. Charles A. Sehiper has been ap
pointed a member of the board of pension
examining surgeons at Sheboygan.
At Milwaukee, William Frederick Card
r.en, (! years of age, was run over by n
delivery wagon and instantly killed.
The Canada-Atlantic liner German col
lided with the tug Welcome of the Mil
waukee tugltoat line and damaged her
At Spring Valley, Albert Olson had a
large hayfork, which broke from its rope,
run clear through his thigh. The limb
ean be saved.
.1. 15. Schreiner, for the past four years
principal of the schools at Iron Belt, has
accepted the priacipalship of the schools
at Butternut.
I rank Riley, 117 years of are, commit
ted suicide by cutting his throat at Mil
waukee. He was despondent because of
lack of employment.
The aged father of Assemblyman A.
Jenson of Manawn fell in front of the
cutter of a mower which he was driving
and was badly mangled.
Peter Weiss, a member of the West
Superior School Board, is missing, lie
left there for La Crosse last month and
lias not been heard from since.
At Milwaukee, William Halverson of
Chicago, a sailor on the schooner Lucia
A. Simpson, fell from the crosstree to the
deck, receiving injuries that proved fatal.
Joseph Johnson was struck by a train
and badly injured near Eden. Ilia skull
was badly fractured and it is feared there
is a concussion of the brain. He cannot
Henry Acbli, one of tlie few survivors
of the original Swiss colony that located
in Green County and founded New Gla
ms, died at Monroe. He and the wife
who survives him were the first couple
to be married after the settlement was
At Valton, Andrew Fike, aged 14, shot
himself, the ball piercing his breast and
leaving through the back. He was alone
at the time and crawled into the house
and into bed, where he was found dead
by the family. The cause for the deed is
The case of the State against King G.
Staples, present member of tlie Legisla
ture from Bayfield County, under arrest
for alleged embezzlement of funds from
the town of Iron River, was continued
at Washburn for the term on a technical
ity in drawing the jury.
A ferocious dog at Neillsviile attacked
and badly mangled a 2-year-old child of
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Schiller, biting its
neck and face in a horrible manner. The
child’s recovery is doubtful. The dog
also attacked and bit James Campbell,
who succeeded in killing it.
Charles Nitze, a Sheboygan teamster
employed by the Ackerman coal yard,
was seriously injured about the head and
chest hy being caught between the scat
of the wagon and a doorjamb. His in
juries are thought to be fatal, hut there
are slight hopes for his recovery.
During the violent storm which passed
over Kenosha County, the large summer
hotel at Twin Lakes was set on fire by
lightning and a panic* ensued among the
guests, but none was seriously injured.
The storm caused great damage to all
standing crops throughout the county.
The fine large farm residence of George
Kneislor, located one mile from Coloma
Station, caught fire from a defective chim
ney and burned to the ground. The other
farm buildings were saved by prompt as
sistance from the village. The loss is
about $4,000 and the insurance $1,500.
Attorney Charles W. Felker of Oshkosh
was found prostrated and unconscious on
Brooke street, Fond du Lac, the other
night near the Northwestern depot with
a large cut under his chin. He refused
to say anything in explanation of the in
jury, and it wns impossible to find out
anything further in regard to the matter.
He was taken to Oshkosh. Friends say
,the attorney's collapse was due to the hot
Lochryst and Aloah have their annual
pest, the lake fly. Never went they known
to lie hatched in stti-h vast numbers. They
covered every building, walk and the
beach, and were found on every bush and
tree in countless millions, making life a
burden in these usually attractive sum
mer homes. Some of the residents left in
disgust, the stencil from the dead (lies be
ing so unbearable. Of course this nui
sance is of only short duration, but it is
all the same hard to be tolerated. A low
swale just back of Lochryst is said to be
the hatching place of this pest, and ac
tive measures are now being taken to till
this and ttius do away with future inva
sions of the plague.
Alexander Bell, who has charge of the
Mississippi Logging Companies’ interest*
on the Indian reserve in Sawyer County,
was asked for a statement regarding the.
present condition of Wisconsin’s timber
lands. “I expect this will be m.v last year
in tlint section of the State. There was
only about 5,000,000 feet logged there last
winter, the smallest cut of any year since
I have known that country. The truth is
the great forest is gone and the lumber
man of the future will have to look else
where for his timber. The timber ou the
reserve and vicinity was the very finest
in Wisconsin and fifteen years ago it look
ed ns if we could not live to see the last
of it. The lands, however, are good and
it will not be many years before the coun
ty will become a prosperous agricultural
region. Many fine farms are already be
ing opened up along the lakes and streams,
and by the way, what an ideal spot fi r
a home are any of the lakes on the re
serve. With the building of a railroad
Sawyer County will be settled very rap
Hugo Meyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. T.
Meyer of South Germantown, was drown
ed in a pond at the stone quarry. Mr.
Meyer is station agent of the St. Paul
road and his son, Hugo, though only Kj
years o|d, was night agent.
Vt Brodhead. the recent hurricane en
tirely demolished one house and seriously
injured several people. Several housed
were badly wrecked and streets were ren
dred impassable on account of fallen trees,
scattered lumber and broken wires. The
Roderick Rloek, in the business portion,
suffered most, a chimney crashing through
the roof.
Put O’Connell, at one time worth ?50,?
000, now n wreck beyoTui redemption, was
sent to the workhouse ly Jmine < loss of
Oshkosh. For twelve days the old man,
whose head is white with the frost of
time, must poll mi stone.
Albert Mittlestadt of Bamboo was bad
ly injured in an aeeident which may de
prive him of both of his limbs. While
eutt iitjr grain with a rent to; a root tie?
enme fastened in the sickle and while re?
moving it the t*un started forward, catch?
ing him in the knives of the machino.
Both lower limbs and one hip are badly
lacerated and it will be remarkable if he
dot's not lose hofh limbs and possibly his
The Cathode church of Beloit held a
alive- jubilee iji honor of the twenty-fifth
anniversary of the ordination ns a priest
of the Itev. M. .1. Ward, who has been
pastor of this chut* h for fifteen years.
Misfortune seems to hang over Shir
land the past few days. Clarence Phil
lips. a young man, fell from a wagon Ih'-
hind a horse and was kick'd in the free,
suffering a fearful injury. Benjamin
Brown's team run away and he sustained
internal injuries. John King had a nar
row escape from drowning, and Byron
Meech's thumb was torn off by getting a
book caught in his hand while leading a
bull. A few days ago Oscar Merrill's jaw
was broken from a ki. k by a horse.
At Peshtigo. Edwin Plum, an old and
respected farmer of the upper Bush, at
tempted to commit suicide by taking a
dose of sir inline. The attempt was
made at his home, hut lie did not take a
suftieiert quantity of the poison to pro
duct? the desired effect.
A number of book machines which are
operated in the State were stopped ns a
result of the meeting of the Western
Book Paper Makers’ Association in Chi
cago. when it was decided to close nil
lKHik mills in the association for six days
iu July. There are eight or nine book
machines in Appleton, and most of them
•cere stopped. There was no definite
time set for , ' of the mills to shut down.
Lieut. Hobson destroyed the submarine
mines in the entrance to Si ntingo harbor.
Gen. Miles and the vanguard of the
Porto Rican army of iuvasion left Cuba
for the island.
The schooner Three Bells and the sloop
Pilgrim, captured by the gunboat Dixie
near Manzanillo, July 0, have arrived at
Key West in change of a prize crew.
President McKinley issued a proclama
tion declaring United States military pow
er supreme a. eastern Cuba, and declaring
that the {ample and their property would
be protected.
Seveu of our little guulioats entered the
harbor at Manzanillo and destroyed three
Spanish truns|iorts, a pontoon used ns an
ammunition ship, anil five guulioats. Not
oue of our vessels was injured.
One of Admiral Dewey’s ships over
hauled the German cruiser Irene near
Manila, halting her by a shell fired across
her bows. The German admiral protest
ed, but is said to have been informed that
Dewey insisted on the right of search.
Sylvester Scovel, the correspondent who
slapped Gen. Shatter's face, has been sent
to Siboney as a prisoner.
Ota. Miles’ departure from Guanta
namo for Porto ltieo do!."yeti owing to
fnilure of orders from Washington to
reach him.
The lted Cross Society is feeding the
people of Santiago, where thousands are
destitute, the supply of food in the city
being exhausted.
Reports from Santiago are that strained
relations exist between the Cubans and
(Hir troops owing to the teftisal of our
Government to turn over the city to them.
There are indications that the Spanish
Government will court-martial Gen. Toral
for surrendering Santiago, the claim be
ing set up that lie was not expected to
surrender any other garrison than his
Two transports sailed from Charleston,
S. C., loaded with troops comprising the
first expedition for the invasion of Porto
Contract for transporting Spanish pris
oners from Santiago to Spain hns been
awarded to the Spanish Truiisatlantique
Reports from Santiago are that the
Spanish and American soldiers are fra
ternizing, and that the people are glad to
be freed from Spanish misgoverninent.
Sentiment in Madrid is said to be pro
nounced in favor of an American protec
torate in Cuba in preference to indepen
dence, on the theory that property rights
.would thereby be more secure.
Gen. Miles left Guantanamo for Porto
The converted yacht Mayflower cap
tured the British steamer Newfoundland,
from Halifax, which attempted to run
the blockade at Havana*
Spanish troops at Manila defeated the
insurgents with considerable loss on bo
b's attacked. The second expedition from
San Francisco lias arrived.
Madrid advices say there is no indica
tion of peace proposal The Government
continues inactive, while the people are
demanding peace at auj price.
Announced by Secretary Long that the
expedition to Spain has not been aban
doned, but has been deferred until the
Porto ltieo campaign permits the with
drawal of the ships.
As the result of the ill feeling between
our troops at Santiago and the Cubans,
Gens. Garcia and Castillo have determin
ed to cease co-opeiation with our troops,
and will conduct an independent cam
paign against the Spaniards, first attack
ing Holguin.
The first detachment of troops from
Chickamauga left for Newport News to
embark for Porto Itico.
Aguinaldo has proclaimed dictatorship
over the Philippines and refuses to subor
dinate himself to American authority. De
hurkatiyn of American troops rapidly con
tinues near Mai ila.
Reported that 5,(X)0 Spaniards included
in Toral’s capitulation, while marching
to Santiago to surrender to Shatter, were
ambushed by 4,(XX) Cubans under Garcia,
but put the latter to rout after hot fight
Lieut. Ilobson, hero of the Merrimac
episode, arrived in New York on the
cruiser St. Paul and proceeded to Wash
ington. He was sent to confer with the
Government regarding raising Cervera’s
Five transports tailed f. r Porto Kioo
from Tampa.
Gen. Brooke and his staff left Chieka
mauga for Newport Newp,
Details of the naval victory at Nipc
show it to have I wen one of the most
spirited sea battles of the ar.
Advices from Santiago say the letter al
leged to have been written by (Jen. Gar
cia to Gen. Shatter was written by a
newspaper man, probably without the
knowledge or consent of Gen. Garcia.
Gen. Shafter reports that a colonel of
Spanish engineers from Guantanamo ar
rived at Santiago to learn of the surren
der, and declared that the garrison at
Guantanamo will gladly accept the terms
of surrender.
Admiral Sampson’s report on the naval
battle at Santiago which ended in the
destruction of Cervera’s fleet has been re
ceived in Washington, but not made pub
The Spanish troops in Havana, tog thi r
with the residents, have strongly fortified
the city, say Spanish reports, and are
eager for an opportunity to measure arms
with the American forces.
Lieut. Hobson's plans for raising the
sunken Cristobal Colon, the Spanish w r ar
ship, have been approved by the Navy
Department, and arrangements have been
made to begin the work.
News of Minor Note.
At Irvine, Ivy., Pleas Hill was acquit
ted of the murder of Ambrose Christo
The negroes in the United States repre
sent about 12 per cent of the entire popu
A man was killed in a fight at Salisaw,
I. TANARUS., and a bystander and the mother of
the victim fell dead from fright.
A mountain fire is raging in the vicin
ity of Arrowhead, near Waterman Canon,
Cal. Many orange and pear trees have
been ruined.
Dick Humphreys dropped dead in his
yard near Bryan, Texas. He had lived in
Brazos County forty years.
T. N. Gardner of Atchison, Kan., fell
from the lop of a wheat bin at the Kan
sas Central elevator, in Iwavenworth, and
was crushed to death forty-five feet be
low. Mr. Gardner was one of a gang.of
bridge carpenter* for.the Missouri I’a
Pink Hodges. er-City Marshal of Ivylo,
Texas, was shot and fatally wounded by
Frank Martin, a well-known business
man of the place. They had renewed an
old quarrel. Hodges was wearing a steel
breastplate, but a number of the shots
penetrated his body.
John Zinn, an employe of the Fones
Bros.’ Hardware Company of Little
Rock, Ark., was caught in the net of
stealing articles from the warehouse and
discharged. When officers entered his
home they discovered huge piles of hard
ware scattered throughout the house. The
goods filled two express wagons.
Citizens of Mnrionville. Mo., are excit
ed over two explosions of dynamite. The |
first took place at the home of City At
torney Tom Carney, and the other at the
home of W. W. Matlock, ex-postmaster.
The dynamite was placed under the walk
at the front gate on both occasions, the
explosion completely wrecking the walk,
the gate and a portion of the fence.
The long road bridge which crosses the
Neosho river at Neosho Falls, Kan., col
lapsed. and about 100 steers were thrown
into the water. Twenty were drowned.
Two cattlemen were seriously injured.
Reports to the State Commissioner of
Agriculture show that the prospect for an
enormous cotton crop in Texas is very
bright. The corn crop is about m. tnred
and the yield will exceed all previous
The French Government is determined
to suppress the agitation In tehJf of
Dreyfus. Col Picqnart, who gave testi
mony favorable to M. Zola at the author’s
trial] is to be prosecuted, together with
Maitre I-eblois, Picquart’a legal adviser.
Commodore Watson's expedition will
disturb the plans of the nobility and aris
tocracy of Spain who are in the habit of
spending the summer at Sim Sebastian, a
very attractive resort upon the northern
coast of Spain, in the province of Qui
puzeoa. It is the country of the Basques,
wlio are the proudest (leoplo on the penin
stila. ’1 hey claim to la* descended directly
from Cain, without the intervention of
Noah, and that their dialect is the lan
guage spoken by Adam and Eve in para
dise. San Sebastian has been for many
years the summer capital of Spain. The
Queen goes there the* beginning of every
June and usually remains until October.
It lias a most delightful climate; the scen
ery is picturesque and all the surround
ings are much more attractive and com
fortable than those at Madrid. But the
city is so exposed to the sea Unit it could
be easily destroyed by a single gunboat,
and although it is not probable that Com
modore \\ atson will attack an unfortified
pleasure resort the Spaniards are very
timid and will undoubtedly remain in the
* * *
Y\ hiie Capt. Euiate of the Vizcaya is
at Annapolis hi* will have plenty of time
to reflect upon tin* rashness of a promise
he made in the presence of several Amer
ican otiiccrs and newspaper correspon
dents at the Hotel Ingleterre while he wus
in Havana in command of the Vizcaya,
shortly utter the destruction of the Maine.
The fighting capacity of Capt. Robley
Evans and the battleship lowa being the
subject of discussion, Capt. Euiate was
imprudent enough to predict that if there
was a war he would capture the lowa and
tow her over to Spain, it was appropri
ate, therefore, that it should happen to be
tin* fate of tin* boaster to surrender to
Capt. Evans after Cervera’s fleet had
been destroyed, and the dramatic manner
in which he kisved his sword and offered
it to “Fighting Bob” has already (icon
* * •
Mr. Quesndn, tin* representative In
Washington of tin* Cuban junta, sought
an interview with Secretary Alger to pro
test against the retention of Spanish offi
cials at Santiago, and to demand the ap
pointment of insurgents in their places,
but he obtained no satisfaction. He was
informed that the President and the ofii
ccrsof the army were thoroughly displeas
ed with the conduct of the Cubans at San
tiago, and that unless they behaved them
selves better their rations and supplies of
ammunition would be cut off.
* * *
One of the rough riders from the far
W T est came into the War Department on
crutches and was warmly received every
where. W hen somebody asked him, in a
contemptuous way, how lie got along with
the dudes in his regiment ho replied: "I
used to despise dudes before I went to
war, but now 1 like them. You never can
tell what a man amounts to by the way
he wears his clothes. In our regiment the
worse the dude the better the fighter.”
The steamers Resolute, Olivette, Break
water, City of Washington, Seneca, Sol
ace and other ships which brought up the
wounded will return full of everything
needed by the soldiers in the way of food
and clothing, and the Glacier started with
4,000 tons of dressed beef. Fifty thou
sand light canvas uniforms will be sent.
They are very much needed, ns most of
the troops are still wearing the regula
tion woolen uniform.
* * *
Assistant Surgeon General Greenleaf,
who is in charge of medical affairs of the
army in front of Santiago, sends most en
couraging reports concerning the-yellow
fever and the sanitary condition of the
troops. Very few of them have been ex
posed, and Dr. Greenleaf sees no reason
why nearly all the r< giments may not par
ticipate in the Porto Rican expedition.
Most of the cases of ."ever are of a very
mild type.
* s *
Mendez Capote, vice-president of the
Cuban republic, having failed to secure
official recognition from the Government
of the United States, hns gone to Mexico
to solicit the good offices of President
Diaz, who has shown much sympathy
with the insurgents. Mr. Capote hopes to
persuade President Diaz to use his influ
ence with President McKinley to recog
nize the Gomez Government.
* * *
There is no doubt a great opportunity to
make money at Santiago in legitimate en
terprises, particularly trading in the nec
essaries of life. The Spanish army has
eaten up everything in the way of food
and the provision stores are empty. The
entire population must be supplied from
this country for several months. There is
said to he plenty of money in the place.
* * •
The Government is sending large car
goes of supplies of every kind to the quar
termaster and commissary department.
The contractors are beginning to turn in
enormous quantities of clothing and
food, which will be issued to tin- eastern
armies, for the Manila troops have been
very thoroughly equipped and do pot peed
any more.
* *
It is the intention of the President t
recognize the insurgent element when a, •
pointments of natives are made to local
offices. But he wants to avoid anything
that looks like factional representation.
In selecting officials ho proposes to take
the best men he can find, regardless of
their attitude toward the insurrection,
* * •
The prediction made by Horatio Ru
bens, counsel of the junta at New York,
that unless we recognized the insurgents
we would have to fight them, is likely to
come true sooner than any one expected,
for the dispatches from Snntingo already
report very ugly feeling between th' Cu
bans under Garcia and tlio American sob
d'ers. The former have conducted thein
selvc in such a way as to forfeP the con
fidence and respect of our army, although
they continue to eat rations and inrry
and ammunition issued to them by j
our Government.
Small Death Rate,
Of the 1,58-4 men wounded before San
tiago only sixty-eight have died. The
surge >ns are amazed at this small per
centage of mortality. Nearly all tho
wounded men are getting well, and it is
claimed that never in the history of war
have gunshot wounds proved less futal
or healed so rapidly.
Strengthen Their Defenses.
Spaniards ure working night and day
on the defenses of Manila. They have
placed many mines in the highways and
have dug pits and filled theni with upturn
ed huicehcnds.
A ease of goods received In New York
recently from Livcriool, England, had the
following message written on it in large
letters: "May success and a glorious vic
tory attend you,'Brother Americans, in
your just cause of humanity, is every true
Englishman's wish. Success to the Stars
and Stripes. J. \Y. L.”
The Cortes and (lie Base families and
other fnniili -■ of influ-nce in the Philip
pine Islands have been giving n, >ney
freely to buy arms for the insurgents on
assurances from the Untied States con
sul at Hong Kong, Mr. Wiidman, that
they could trust to the American spirit
of justice.
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the soil. If the civil war had not come
along it is possible that General Shaf
ter would still be a Michigan farmer.
He never had a taste for the husband
man’s life. Asa boy he groaned over
his work—not that lie did not like work,
but that he detested what work be bad
to do. His father was the plainest of
plain farmers. His mother was a ;
farmer’s wife, whose life's horizon was
bounded by her kitchen, her poultry
yard, her "front room” and the meet- j
ing house. The elder Shafter was a 1
Michigan pioneer who hewed wood r r.u
drew water and built the traditional
log house with its one and a half sto
ries, and brought up his two sons, John
and William, in the fear of God and to
hard work.
The military soul of William—and of
John, for that matter—revolted against
the field and harvest and the sowing
and the reaping. William had an am
bition to go to West Point, but the
military academy was as far beyond
his reach as was the lost Pleiad. He
might as veil have pined for the crown
of Kussia. He knew he wished to be
qne thing—a soldier—and he knew
there- was net the remotest chance to
pv.t.fy his ambition.
One thing, however, he could do. He
could read books. Higher education
does not particularly help a man to
make hay and guide a plow, and young
Shafter got no schooling. But he read
history, chiefly about battles and ar
mies and arms. He saw mistakes that
were made by the world's generals. He
read up on mathematics, and carried
his Intellect high among the refine
ments of ratios and equations. He
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studied the growth of tho modern regk
ment from the battle line of the Greeks
through the Macedonian phalanx and
the Roman legion down to the modern
soldier with his cartridges and his gun.
So was spent his youth and his man
hood. Working on the firm, reading
his books, longing and thirsting for op
portunity with the military academy
on another planet! lie was born in
the log house his father built and lived
within its narrow walls until he was 25
j rears old. The old house still stands.
! Hugh Shafter, the father, and Mrs.
Shafter died long since, and their
graves are within a five minutes’ walk
of the house. Hugh Shafter was a
model father, and John and William
were model sons. They wore obedient
and filial. The life of that family was
as dull and uneventful ns that of any
agricultural household. William's nin-
I liltlon for militarism was apparently
) hopeless, and he had just begun to rec
| onclle himself to a life of drudgery
j when the bugle blast from the lips of
| "the great commoner” in the White
: House roused the nation to a* .ns and
| thrilled the very nerves of the whole
! people. Young Shafter was at last to
j have ids way.
The two brothers went to the war
and the patriotic father bade them a
sturdy good-by. William enlisted ns a
lieutenant in the Seventh Michigan In
fantry. Ills commission bore date of
i\og. 22, 18(51. lie was exceptionally
gallant. War to him was pabulum. Ho
burned with It. He fought so well that
he was a major within a month. Two
yof rs later lie was made n lieutenant
colonel, and toward the end of the war
lie was brevetted brigadier general.
Career In the Civ' War.
William Shaffer's exploits In the war
co*'er the siege of Yorktown, Wert
Point, Fait- Oaks, Savage Station,
Glendale and Malvern lilli. Ills broth
er John had meanwhile won tho rank
of captain. When pence came they re
turned 'o the farm and went to plow
ing. sowing and reaping once more.
But both entered applications for com
missions In the regular army. After
two years of woodchopping the broth
ers were ordered to St. Louis to pass
the examination. Both came out of It
with flying colors, and were aliout to
be commissioned when the fnthor ole
jected. One of his boys must stay at
home, and John, owing to his Inferior
rank, agreed to let his brother have the
prize. William Shafter was given a
lieutenant colonelcy and was ordered
to the Forty-first Infantry.
For thirty yeears he lived beyond tho
mountains or in them, and the people
of the East did not know his name.
For nearly twenty years he was the
colonel of the First infantry, and saw
men rise from posts suliordinate to his
to lie brigadier generals. He did what
he thought was best for his regiment,
and not always what his officers would
have liked hlin to do. He Itore up
bravely under the stress of this oppo
sition until a year ago, when President
McKinley made him a brigadier gener
When the general got his brigadier’s
straps he was placed in command at
San Francisco. His life in the West
and on the coast had the usual effect.
It made him a heavy weight, lie Is a
tremendously big man. Almost six feet
tall-rare stature for a commander—ho
weighs 300 pounds, and his avoirdupois
has been the occasion of many a jest,
which he has taken pretty well He
has a will that Is In keeping with his
physique. WUt be wills to do bt doe*,

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