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O. G. Munson, Publisher.
Why should any woman be without
s husband when by the expenditure of
a small amount of money she can be
put In the way of having one or many?
At least the experience of a Chicago
woman goes to show that potential
husband:: are waiting on every other
corner ready to be gathered in by any
ente’-'trisii.g lady who happens along,
says the Indianapolis Star. “All a
woman has to do,” sne says, "is to
Join a matrimonial agency.” adding.
”1 am a member of three myself and
a life member of one.” She is a mem
ber of three because her fastidious
taste let.ds her to become easily dis
satisfied with the prizes she secures,
and her sudden appearance in the
limelight is due to the fact that she
acquired several without the preliral*
t.ary of getting divorced from any, and
the fourth one in number for the year
1910 was unkipd enough to enter a
protest. It is not, of course, advisable
to follow the course of the Chicago
woman in taking husbands simultan
eously; It is well to be off with the old
love before being on with the new, at
least legally; but the Chicago wom
an's experience goes to show that men
are not the elusive creatures that
some suppose, but that more or less
eligible specimens are within the
reach of any lonely lady willing to
take a moderate amount of trouble
and to expend a small sum in postage
stamps. In short, women who wish to
marry and have been unable to do so
because of the apparent shyness of
men nearest at hand should cheer up.
There has been nothing more sen
sational In the history of aviation
than the circumstances of the flight
of John B. Moissant from Belmont
Park to the Statue of Liberty and
back, says the New York Sun. There
never was a melodrama or a fiction
that contained any more improbability
than this story of the flhlcago strip
ling, who, after smashing his own
aeroplane and apparently losing bis
chance to enter the race, bought a
new machine for an excessive price
In a bargain made over a telephone
with a disabled pilot of the air,
lumped Into it, soared up above a vast
assemblage of people at the last mo
ment, held his way straight over the
roofs of a populous city, driving the
engine at top speed, reached bis goal,
rounded it and sped back two thou
sand feet In the air to snatch the rich
prize from the hand of the man
whom everybody believed to be the
The hobbles of the rich collectors
are sometimes as silly as those of
the street boy. A French banker who
died recently left a collection of 63,000
cigar bands, each differing In r ime
particular from the others. These
bad cost him ilfty years of smoking,
aud had been arranged systematical
ly in a number of specially construct
ed cabinets. None of his children
shared bis taste, so it was decided to
sell the bands. When put up to auc
tion the collection which had entailed
the expenditure of so much time and
money realized twenty francs. The
children would have preferred fifty
years of cigars.
The boss potato raiser of this coun
try Is our old friend Secretary Wil
son. He is so tired of those chuuks
of soggy something or other that come
on the table that he has set his ex
peris to raising 30,000 varieties of
spuds In the hope that out of the
whole mess he will be able to flud one \
•on which the guarantee of mealy can
tie written. The secretary is in the
way of becoming the greatest bene
factor of the age.
Sixteen battleships of the Atlantic
fleet are off for the other side, and
will present their visiting cards at a
number of ports bordering on the
English Channel. As their mission Is
a peaceful one. they will be welcome
wherever they go. The jacktes will
enjoy this personally conducted tour
of Undo Sam’s, and the navy wtll
profit by the experience of cruising Id
foreign waters,
A man In Washington lighted a
cigar while holding a bag of gunpow
der in his band, lie shared the usual
fate of the man who persists In spite
•of warning and experience In looking
for a gas leak with a naked light.
When fools prepare the train of
-events It Is generally the expected
which happens.
An American opera singer In deny
leg her reported engagement to a
title volunteered the Information that
she had met a number of an d aud
that, taken Individually and collec
tively. “they are not worth a ding ’’
Her emphasis was almost mascullns
If the promised penny postage will
reduce the number of picture post
-cards that flow in on one every time
a friend leaves town, then let us have
It and at once.
In Pittsburg a woman is suing for
divorce because her husband has not
had a beth for six months. Pittsburg
is a particularly bad i ace in which
to go unbathed for so long.
They used to say that when war Is
-made too bloody It must cease. What
they meant was perhaps too blood.’
One of the Newport bunch wears
SIOO silk stockings, Guaranteed?
/tobert E. Wilson Makes Expla
nation at Inquiry.
dlinois Representative Before Senate
Bub-Committee Declares He Voted
For Senator at Dying Sher
iff's Request.
Washington. Chairman Burrows
it the senate committee on priv
ileges and elections, announces that
the case of Senator William Lorimer
will be submitted to the senate before
the Christmas recess.
The announcement was made at the
conclusion of the testimony of Robert
E. Wilson of mirniis, the alleged dis
tributor of the ‘‘jack-pot” of the last
Blinds legislature. Wilson, after be
ing much sought after, followed the
footsteps of hU predecessor on the
witness stand —Lee O’Neil Browne—
Robert E. Wilson.
A y entering a general denial to all the
charges that he personally profited by
the election of Lorimer to the senate,
or that he gave out the “jack-pot"
money In S9OO packages to White,
Ltnk, Beckemeyer and the other
southern Illinois "Jack-potters."
Memory Is Bad.
Mr. Wilson's testimony was marked
by the disclosure that his memory is
dull on many points and sharp on only
a few main pertinently personal Is
He remembered clearly that he
made- no offer of money to any mem
ber of the Illinois legislature In a St
Louis hotel bathroom. He remem
bered also clearly that he had no
knowledge that a United Slates com
mittee was in Chicago on Investigation
bent, and that his services as a wit
ness were badly needed. His absence
from Chicago at that time was unpre
meditated and wholly separate from
a desire to avoid testifying.
Oh 'riff’s Request on Deathbed.
Mr. >Vtlson‘g memory was clear as
well that he voted for Mr. Lorimer
finally because of the dying Injunc
tion of former Sheriff Thomas Barrett
of Chicago to do Lorimer a favor If It
ever lay In his power. Barrett died
five years ago.
Wilson admitted that he had been In
St. Louis on July 15. 1909, the occasion
of the notorious bathroom incident,
and thought that perhaps he had gone
Into the bathroom with M. A. Shepard.
But he had forgotten all about what
ho had talked to Shepard about.
“Our conversation was so Immateri
al that 1 do not remember what It was
Couple Elope and Keep Wedding Se
cret for Several Weeks.
Washington The elopement
of Miss Blanche Malone, daugh
ter of Lee L. Malone, a wealthy coal
operator of Fairmont. W. Va., aud A1
Sanders of Baltimore, who w-as for a
time a chauffeur for the Malone fam
ily, was disclosed when friends of the
couple received announcements that
their wedding bad taken place Oct.
29 last. Miss Malone was a student
at the Mount Vernon Seminary in this
Prof. Charles Otis Whitman, Noted
Zoologist. Succumbs to Pneumonia.
Chicago.—Prof. Charles Otis Whit
man head of the department of zool
ogy at tbo University of Chicago !
since 1892, and known as one of the
greatest American biologists, died of
pneumonia at his residence in this
Exposure last Wednesday in feeding
the many pigeons which he kept for
the purpose of his investigations
brought on the attack.
Makes New Aviation Record.
Memphis, Tenn. —Rene Barrier made j
t new world's record here Wednesday j
when he flew 16 miles at the rat© of j
almost 88 miles an hour.
Rich Recluse Dies In Incendiary Fire.
Caldwell. O. —Mrs. Minerva Wil
liams. eighty-five, a recluse, was j
bgrned to death In a fir© that oon
sumed her home near here Wednes
day. Mrs Williams, it was rumored,
had $5,000 in currency concealed In
the house, and it Is believed thieves
robbed her and set fire to the house.
Sam Langford Whips Harris.
Boston. —Two rounds were sufficient
for Sam Langford, middleweight cham
pion, to put Morris Harris, the New
York heavyweight, to slumberland la
the feature bout at the Armory A. A
Tuesday night.
Fire Threatens Town.
Menominee, Mich. —Fire Tuesday al
most totally destroyed the plant of
the Letsen & Ht-nes Brewing oom
pony, entailing a loss of about $75,-
OCO, covered by Insurance. For a time
the enure town was threatened.
FRAUDS AT $5,000,000
Collector Lceb Charges Art Dealer*
Have Broken All Records in
Custom Swindles.
New York. —Collector Loeb makes
the announcement hat Duveen Broth
ers, the great art and antique deal
ers, are indebted to the United States
governmnt $5,000,000.
This vast sum represents the cus
toms duties out of which the govern
ment has been defrauded by the Du
veens telnce they established their fa
mous house 'twenty years ago. The
amount was arrived at by the govern
ment experts, who have been compar
ing the book, values of the firm with
Invoiced values sworn to on articles
entered at the New York custom
house. The amount claimed does not
represent the value of the Imports, but
the actual amount out of which it is
alleged the wealthy Englishmen have
swindled this government in tariff
Careful comparisons have been made
with the consular Invoices filed by the
noted firm with the customs authorities
over a period of years and the private
invoices kept In the company’s books.
At the time of the raid and seizure of
the store all of the books and other
records of the company were taken by
the government authorities, who since
then have been working on the com
parisons. They declare that the frauds
they have discovered exceed those of
any of a similar character ever perpe
John B. Stanchfleld, attorney for the
Duveens both tn the civil and criminal
actions pending against them, has in
stituted negotiations with officials of
the treasury department and depart
ment of justice at Washington to com
promise the cases against his clients,
one condition of which is that the crim
inal proceedings against them shall be
stepped upon the payment erf a large
sum of money by them.
National Conservation Committee
Hope to Form Agreeable Policy.
Washington. A plan to bring
together the opposing advocates of
federal regulation of water power
and those who stand for state regula
tion, on a water power policy upon
which both can agree, is being consid
ered by the executive committee of
the National Conservation association,
of which Gifford Plnchot Is presi
Tha object of the plan, which was
drafted by Philip P. Wells, counsel for
the association, who as former law of
ficer of the forest service had a large
share In devising the system of water
power regulation in national forests,
is to afford a water power platform
on which both sides of the controversy
may unite to protect the public Inter-*
ests and at the same time encourage
the development of many millions of
horse power now going to waste in the
mountain streams of the far west and
the great rivers of the central end
eastern parts of the country.
Largest Independent Cigar Factory In
Country Burns, Loss $1,000,000.
Evansville, Ind. Flr destroyed
the Fendrich cigar factory, the
largest independent cigar factory In
the world, and several other business
buildings on Main and First streets.
The losses will run over one million
dollars, partly covered by Insurance.
The fire originated in the cigar factory
and was caused by a gas explosion.
Thomas N. Beldelman, a wealthy real
estate man nnd broker, after visiting
the fire went to nls office, a block
away, and fell dead from heart disease,
brought on by excitement The guests
of the St. George Hotel, a half block
away, escaped in their night clothes.
Missouri, Nebraska and Southern Illi
nois Also Visited by Storm.
Kansas City, Mo.—The first gen
eral snow of the season began
falling through Missouri. Kansas and
Nebraska. In Missouri the storm ex
tends as far east as Sedalia and in
Kansas nearly to the Colorado line.
On the north snow has fallen at Lin
coln. Neb
In parts of central and western
Kansas a drought of three months
was broken by rain. Later the drizzle
’ which had been falling turned to
snow O-er most of this territory the
mercury is falling.
Annie Kelley, Who Evaded Judgment
for Whipping Pupil, Is Married.
Champaign. 111. Miss Annie KeL
ley of Tolono who fought for years
in it** courts to evade a judg
ment for whipping a pupil, was tnar
ried in Chicago to Clarence DiUavou.
also of Tolono. whose admiration for
her fighting qualities ripened into
love. Mrs. Dillavou has quit school
teaching forever, but she witl live tn
Tolono. The couple was given an
ovation on their return.
Shearer Gets Life Term.
Mason City, la —Protesting his in
nocence John 8. Shearer was Wednes
day denied anew trial and was sen
tenced by Judge Kelley to imprison
ment for life.
Labor Head la Slain.
San Francisco -In a riot between
300 union and nonunion workmen
Wednesday Domingo Navarro, presi
dent of the Ship-scalers’ union, was
shot aud killed by Augustino Navare
leo, a nonunionist. A number of
others were badly beaten.
Boston Club Is Sold.
Boston. The Boston National
league club, which has been owned In
Pittsburg, was Monday transferred to
James J. Phelan, a Boston banker,
who represents a syndicate of local
Sonoma Girl Fetches $20,000.
Boston.—Miss Lotta Crabtree, the
| famous retired actress, Monday sold
the noted brown trotting horse. Sono
< ma Girl. 2:O4V*, to George G. Moor*
lof S>. Claire. Mich. The sale pric*
> was close to $20,000.
Body Lies In State at Boston Home —
None but Intimates view Re
mains—Leaves Estate Valued at
Boston. —After an illness of two
days Mrs. Baker Eddy, founder and;
head of the Christian Science church,
passed away at her home at Chestnut
Hill. Mrs. Eddy was ninety years old.
The end came so quietly and peace
fully that Mrs. Eddy's most Intimate
followers who stood at ’her bedside
thought she had fallen Into a calm
sleep. The last written words of the
mother of the Christian Science
church, penned as a message to her
disciples, were "God Is My Life.”
Body Lies In State.
The body now lies in state In the
large room on the grand floor of her
home. Only the leaders In the church
were permitted to take a last look at
her face.
Mrs. Eddy had been indisposed
about nlna days. She was in
slon of all her faculties until the very
It is reported that her death fol
lowed a slight cold contracted on one
of her daily drives through the
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Mrs. Baker Eddy.
grounds of her Chestnut Hill home.
It is believed her drive of Thursday
might have aggravated the cold she
caught a little over a week ago. The
extent to which Mrs. Eddy had car
ried her idea of personal suppression
In regard to the Christian Science
church Is shown In the fact that she
was never Inside the new Christian
Science church on Falmouth street
In this city. It Is also probable that
she never saw the edifice.
About her at the time of death came
were persons who have been Intimate
hold for the past pnveri.l years: Cal
ly associated with unr in her house
vin A. Frye. Laura E. Sargent, Mrs.
Ella S. Rrthvon of Colorado. Rev.
Irving C. Tomlinson, her correspond
ing secretary; William R. Rathvon
of Kansas City.
No Physician Was In Attendance.
No physician was in attendance ut
the bedside of Mrs. Eddy. While no
one of those present, all oi whom
were devoted students, realized just
when death had come, It was believed
bv them and so stated that Mrs. Eddy
had spent her final moments in the
body In a spiritual communing with
God. fighting against death according
to the principles which she had her
self set forth In the Bible of the
Christian Science religion, her book.
“Science and Health, With Key to the
Those surrounding her themselves
prayed unceasingly. Mrs. Eddy left
no final message, due, It is said, to
her last efforts In following out her
own doctrine.
Health Officer issues Certificate.
After Mrs. Eddy’s death came those
about her set themselves to do the
necessary duties. A telephone call
was put in for Dr. George L. West,
the medical examiner of Newton Cen
ter, whose presence was required un
der the law. as Mrs. Eddy had not
had medical attendance. Doctor West
immediately responded and after ma
king his examinations of the body,
pronounced that death was due to
"natural causes’’ and issued the cus
tomary certificate.
Chairman Albert Farlow stated that
the great body of Christian Scientists
had received tho news of Mi's. Eddy's
death with the greatest calmness,
her death is regarded, he declared,
as the passing of their founder,!their
parior emeritus, and of a great
Up-to-Date Advertising.
Sweet are the uses of advertise
ment! A firm of Hungarian lottery
touts now embellish their circulars
with the proud boast: “The famous
Dr. Crlppen our cllrttt In 1907,” and
a fac-simile Is given of his letter or
dering four quarter tickets "tn odd
numbers.” —London Truth,
A Usual Exception.
“Do you know of any exception to
the rale that birds of a feather flock
“Yes. Raven locks with crow s feet."
To Church on a Traction Engine.
Jim Nixon went to church last Sun
day on his steam threshing traction
engine. Jim said he had got good
and derned tired of taking to the
ditch with hts horse and wngon ev
ery time he met one of those dod
blasted automobiles, and thought he
would ride down the road lit a rig
they couldn't jar.—Hedge Corners
(Mass.) Herald.
Of course, there is no such thing as
the bigger half, yet most people want
Commission on Immigration Asks Con
gress to Consider Question
as Economic One.
Washington.—Sentimental consider
ations in resi.iCting immigration
should be waived in lieu of the
economic problems arising from ad
verse effects on wage- and living con
ditions which the large number of
aliens have had in recent years by
their entry into basic industries, ac
cording to the final report of the Im
migration commission transmitted to
congress. The commission unani
mously urges the restriction of un
skilled labor immigration.
The conclusion of the commission
is that the present Immigration from
Europe is due chiefly to economic
causes, but Is not an absolute eco
nomic necessity any longer, aud that
as a rule those who now eome over
do so to better their conditions rather
than to escape Intolerable conditions
at home.
“This fact," the report says, “should
largely modify the natural incentive
to treat the Immigration movement
from the standpoint of sentiment and
permit its consideration primarily as
an economic problem.”
m he commission then presents a
number of plans for limiting immigra
tion, among them being a reading an£
writing test, which is the one favored
by a majority as the most feasible
single test of all.
The commission finds that the large
number of aliens who have gone into
several basic industries in recent
years have affected adversely wages
and living conditions, and it unani
mously recommends the restriction of
the coming of unskilled labor. Sev
eral proposed plans for bringing
about the desired restriction are set
Efforts to exclude all British East
Indians are urged through an agree
ment with Great Britain ;tbe continu
ance of the present Chinese exclusion
laws Is recommended, as well as the
regulation of Japanese and Korean
immigration by the existing arrange
ment. so long as it is effective.
Clerks on Way to Their Office* Suffer
in Accident.
London.—Forty persons were seri
ously injured, a number of them
fatally, in a collision on the London
Northwestern railroad at Willensden
The second section of a crain from
Watford plowed into the first sec
tion, which was standing at the Juno
The train was occupied chiefly by
clerks who were coming in to their
offices in the city. The three rear
coaches of the standing train were
wrecked. Many persons suffered
broken arms and legs and there were
several fractured skulls. In many in
stances the victims were ro pinned
beneath the wreckage that there was
difficulty In extricating them.
Practically Every Stream In the Coun
try Is Out of Its Banks.
Paris. —Torrential • downpours con
tinued throughout France and the
flood situation hourly grew more
serious. Practically every strean
In the country Is out of Its banks.
Hundreds of villages are being sur
rounded by the waters and are being
provisioned by soldiers with boats.
Immense damage hat been caused In
the valley of the Loire by the break
ing of the dike near Nantes. The wa
ter flooded farms and villages. The
floods also invaded the lower quarters
of Nantes. The Rhone is again rising
at the rate of two inches an hour,
overflowing its banks and driving the
people of the neighborhood to the hills.
The railroad lines are cut at many
places and malls are being delivered
In boats.
Two Children Burn to Death While
Mother Is Absent on Errand.
Chicago. A fire tragedy that
cost the lives of two small chil
dren occurred in Irving Park, the
small son and daughter of Thomas
Cuthbert being burned to death in
their parents' home in the few min
utes during which their mother was
absent on an errand
The blaze spread o two adjoining
cottages, and for a time threatened
a number of homes, b tt was checked
The property loss was 67,500.
Ballot I* Concluded and 95 ,->er Cent.
Favor Walkout.
Bloomington, ill. —Balloting among
Chicago & Alton engineers, which has
been In progress for three weeks, is
concluded, the result being 95 per
cent. )n favor of a strike and 5 per
cent, opposed. Engineer Peter Chris
tian of this city, chairman of the
Brotherhood committee, goes to Chi
cago next Saturday with the ballots.
Blow at Tariff on Cattle.
Washington.—The first effort made
In the present session of the house to
have a change made in the tariff law
was by the introduction Wednesday
by Representative Sulzer of New
York of a bill “to repeal the duty on
meats and cattle.”
Mr*. James McKinney Dead.
Washington.—Mrs. James McKin
ney. the wife of Congressman James
McKinney of the Fourteenth district
of lUinoiß. died here Wednesday of
Twelve Hurt In Wreck.
Hammond. Ind. —In a head-on colli
sion between two freight trains at
North Hay-len, 20 miles south of Ham
mond on me Indiana Harbor railroad.
Tuesday, twelve trainmen were in
jured. Th trains were practically de
molished. The property loss will reach
Congressman Swope Dies.
Washington —John A. Swope, repre
sentative from Pennsylvania In the
Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth con
gresses, died here Tuesday.
Thirty-Two Firms and 16 Individuals
Indict.'d for Conspiiacy.
Detroit, Mich. —The anti-monopoly
campaign of Attorney General Wiek
ersham shifted to Detroit this
week with the result that indict
ments were returned by the federal
grand jury against 16 firms and 32‘
individuals alleged to have secured,
control of 85 per cent, of the annual!
output of enamel ironware, batntubs,
sinks, lavatories etc., in the United!
Against each firm and each individ
ual there are two indictments, con
taining six and four counts respec
tively, under the Sherman anti-trust
law, charging in substance that the
defendants control 85 per cent, of the;
output of enameled Iron ware. tubs,j
sinks, lavatories, etc., and that they*
have conspired to restrain trade and)
fix prices. It is alleged that the con
spiracy was formed at Mount Clemens.
Mich., last April and the criminal
cases grew out of a civil suit brought
In the federal cour* at Baltimore.
The two indictments against each
defendant contain six and four counts
respectively and charge that the de
fendants, controlling 85 per cent, of
the annual output, combined to re
strain the trade of manufacturers and
of jobbers of plumbing supplies by re
fusing to sell to jobbers handing the
goods of so-called independents, by
the fixing of re-sale prices, by the dl-i
vision of the United States into eleven
zones and refusing to sell to jobbers
who would not maintain the re-sale
prices established by the alleged
agreement of the defendants.
It is charged that the effect of these
re-sale prices is to make the price of
the articles manufactured by the com
bination the same throughout the
United States, and to eliminate the
competition of jobbers as well as of
The indictments charge also that
the defendants compelled the jobbers
to enter into uniform contracts and
that all the defendants refused to sell
to any jobber unless he would sign
such a contract.
The defendants will be required to
appear at once in the United States
court here and give bonds for their
Traffic Is Impeded—Much Suffering
Among New Yor* 's Poor.
New York. —Greater New York
and the surrounding country Is en
shrouded with a blanket of snow,
varying in depth from five to eight
inches, impeding traffic of all kinds.
The storm, which had all the char
acteristics of a baby buzzard, orig
inated in Tennessee and came northl
over Kentucky. After giving promise!
of going to the St. Lawrence it swept)
over the eastern country to the Atj
lantlc coast.
It took in Pennsylvania, New Jersey
Delaware, New York, Connecticut and
the center of it was given as Norfolk
Va. It varied from a couple of feel
in Tennessee to six or eight Inches in)
other places.
Canton, >7. Y., reports a tempera.
Pare of 12 degrees below zero.
,Jury Finds Louisville Man Guilty oi
Killing Alma Kellner.
Louisville, Ky.—Joseph Wendling
was found guilty by a Jury oi
the murder of eight-year-old Alms
Kellner and his punishment fixed at
life imprisonment.
“I either killed the little girl or I
didn't,” said Wendling. “They should
either send me to the electric chair
or set me free."
Witnesses testified, however, that
Wendling, then janitor at St. John’s
Catholic church, w-as seen In the edi
fice on the morning Alma Kellner
went there to mass on December 8,
1909. The.child was never seen again
and montus later charred parts ot her
body were found beneath the church
music room.
Cameron Dam Defenders Are Ar
-signed In Haywood Circuit Court.
Hayward, Wis.—The case of John
Dietz, his wife. Hattie Dietz, and
son, Leslie Dietz, came up before
Judgs Wickham in the circuit court.
They pleaded not guilty to the charge
of killing Deputy Sheriff Oscar Harp
October 8 last.
Attorneys for the defense filed affi
davit of prejudice against Judge
Wickham and all of the other judges
in Wisconsin except those in the First
and Thirteenth districts.
Judge Wickham accepted the affi
davit In so far as It related to him
self and ordered It filed.
Sheriff Held Without Ball.
Cairo, 111. —The inquest over the
remains of Night Sergeant Wilford
French, who was killed Satur
day night by Ab Bankston
of Pulaski county, v r concluded and
the jury held Ban) cjn without bail
for wilful murder. Bankston Is in
the Springfield. 111., Jail. The feeling
against him is very strong here.
Cute Off Man’e Nose.
Muncie. Ind —ln a quarrel over $1 92,
which Charles Conway said William
Meyers, aged sixty-three, a well-to-dc
contractor, owed him. Conway Tues
day stabbed the elder man 11 times,
cutting off Meyer’s nose and fatally In
juring him.
Thornton Wins Louisiana Toga.
Baton Rouge, La. —Judge J. R. Them
| t on of Alexandria was Tuesday elected
by the Louisiana general assembly
United States senator to succeed the
’.Ata Seator McEnery.
Fleet Officer* Dinner Guest*.
Brest. France—Admiral Auven
gave a farewell dinner to Rear Ad
• miral Howard, commanding the fourti
I division of the American Atlantic
! fleet, and the captains of the battle
i ships, on board the Marseillaise Mon
i day.
S Jlllvan Knock* Out Stewart.
New York,—Jack ("Twin") Sulllrat
knocked out Jim Stewart twice In th*
i fourth round of their ten-round sea
; slon at the Maiathon A. C. Mondaj
i night.
Madison.—One hundred ministers
’nd churcl workers are attend
ing the first Wisconsin int.rdenom
Inational conference, which met in the
Young Mens Christian ascoriatioa
hall at the state university Dr.
VY. Hulburt of Wauwatosa presided
at the opening session and addresses
of welcom > were made by Dean E. A.
Birge of the university. Secretary
of State . A. Frear : and Rev. Vernon
S. Phillips of the First Baptist church
of Madison. Dr. C. E. Dinn of Mad
ison presided at the second session.
Or. C. E. Bacon of Chicago, secretary
of the Federal Council of Churches
of Christ of America, urged a union
of churches in religious work.
Madison. —A resolution was intro
duced at the student conference
asking that Professor Dennis, chair
man of the new committee on studei.t
interests, be t barred from future meet
ings. The resolution was a surprise
and was tabled after much discussion.
The movement to oust Professor Den
nis is a result of his statement that
self-government here is a “silly af
fair.” Since his appointment as head
of the committee Professor Dennis
has aimed to get through a number
of measures which have not been
looked upon with favor by the stu
dents. 9
Milwaukee.—By a peculiar coinci
dence two sheriffs from different
parts of the state entered the
police station at the sam- for the
same man. One was fro t Milton
Junction and the other from Fond du
Lac. They came to Milwaukee for
Fred Demencher, twenty-three years
of age, who is charged with horse
stealing. Demencher was taken back
to Fond du Lac and after the outcome
of his case there he will be turned
over to the authorities in Milton
Madisdn. —Commissioner of Bank
ing M. C. Bergh issued charters
authorizing two state banks with com
bined capital of $75,000. The Mer
chants' and Farmers' State bank of
Milwaukee, F. C. Fisher, president,
and E. C. Kambe, cashier, has a
capLal of $65,000. The bank of Wil
son, at Wilson, St. Croix county, has
a capital ef $10,000; W. C. Ribenock,
president, and J. G. Bakeda, cashier.
Chippewa Falls. —The $20,000 dam
age suit of Albert Phillips against
Chippewa Lumber and Boom com
pany. the C., M. & St. P. railroad,
the C. St. P. M. & O. railroad and the
Wisconsin Central railway companies
has occupied the attentiijn of circuit
court entirely the past week and came
to an abrupt end when the three rail
way companies agreed to compromise
the suit for $2,500.
Waukesha.—William Riess, whe
escaped during the saloon figh.
at Pewaukee, in which Paul Lehr was
killed by Marshal Hugh Stroud, has
been captured and Is being held un
der SSOO bond for malicious destruc
tion of property. Riess was taken bj
Deputy Sheriff Elmer Harris while in
his cottage at Pewaukee lake and was
arranged before Judge Armin ir
municipal court.
Madison.—Petitions have been for
warded to Senator La Folletts
at Washington asking that ht
nominate William A. Devine, now as
sistart postmaster of Madison, to b
postmaster in place of Judge E. W
Keyes, deceased. Mr. Devine h si
been president of the local civil
service board 11 years and has beej
In the postal service 25 years.
Hayward.—Charles Peterson, for
mer sherilf of Sawyer county, whe
was one of the first officials who at
tempted to arrest John ,F. Dietz, died
In St. Joseph’s hospital. His wife is
critically ill with tuberculosis. Peter
son resigned the office of sheriff in
1904 on account of his inability to
capture Dietz.
Richland Center. —Arthur Mousau,
aged fifteen years, was accidental
ly shot In the leg hy James
Foreman, aged fifteen years. The boys
were standing a few feet apart when
a shotgun in the hands of the Fore
man boy accidentally exploded.
Racine. —The office of superintend
ent of Mound cemetery is to be
taken out of politics as the* common
council decided that a commission
shall he appointed to take charge ol
affairs at the cemetery and elect the
La Crosse. —J. H. Hale, arrested in
Minneapolis, was brought back to La
Crosse charged with passing a forget
cieck for S7O on A. Schultz, proprie
tor of the Burlington hotel.
Depere.—The State Bank of Depert
has purchased a building site and wil!
erect a modern banking house.
Madison. —The common council
fixed the rate of taxation at
mills and adopted a budget car
rying an appropriation of $537,008.50,
Receipts from licenses and other
sources are estimated at $50,000, and
there Is to be raised by general tax
ation $487,008.50. The rate as one
half higher than last year.
New Richmond. —Along the line
of practical work that is being
done in the agricultural tourr-e, which
is a special feature of the curriculum
of the New Richmond High school,
students are taught the use of the
Babcock milk test and are testing
milch cows oi farmers in this vi
Stoughton. The Stoughton Ski
club will discuss the proposition
to build a steel ski slide, to be the
largest in the world. It will probably
cost $1,500. The club has over 100
; members, among them Governor Dav
Oconomowoc. The Waukesha
County Medical society elected
these officers here: President. Dr. J
H. Voje: vice-president Dr. Noble
Waukesha; secretary and treasurer
■Dr. Davies, Waukesha- censor, Dr. H
|A. Peters, Oconomowce. Dr. M. R
Wilkinson was elected’vielegafe to th
! state convention and Dr. D. A. Hadlej
Kecosha.—District Attorney Ba
I ker protests against Governor Da
| ridson’s pardoning Charles Loescher
a Kenosha man now serving ten yeart
in Waupun for a statutory offense
i Loescher was sent up a year ago.

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