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O. G. Munson, Publisher. VIftOQUA. • • WISCONSIN. RODENT RUNS RIOT. Wonder why women are frightened 6y rats? That's one thing we never coaid understand. We recall an ex exchang- of courtesies between a nan and wife one night In a restau rant, and the courtesies were curious and conflicting, and were fast leading up to the riot standard, the woman “bolding her own,” and even more than that, when a rat ran across the room. That settled the dispu.e. The jumped on the table, among all the dishes, showing ankles and lingerie that would have made a Dutch danseuse dizzy with delirium. But the row stopped and the laughter began, j aays the New Orleans Picayune. The j latest rat story, however, comes from : Brooklyn, and It runs like this: Dur- : Inga matinee performance at one of the theaters, while the house was crowded, a rat appeared In one ot' the aisles, and consternation seized the crowd Instanter. Women Jumped on ccehestra chairs, danced the highland fling and other flings, screamed and acted like mad, while the rat ran riot through the rows of seats. At one atage of the stampede all the women ecreamed together; that put the show out of business. The actors lost their tines, the women lost their reason, and the rat lost Its life. Why are women frightened at rats, and still wear them In their h&lr? Owing to the stealing of pet dogs ■and their sale to a medical college, the women’s branch of the Anticruel ty Society in Philadelphia have de manded a law putting scientists who purchase dogs under the same police supervision as pawnbrokers, claiming they are far too lax in their accept ance of animals so brought to them to accord with property rights. In a discussion of the kind lately one phy sician attached to such an institution \ admitted that no questions were waked about where animals brought i to him came from, as the purchasers prefonva not to know. This virtual admission of receiving stolen pets will probably arouse dogowners every where to demand similar restrictions. Mushrooms are cheaper In New | York than thev ha'-e ever been at any ; other time in the history of the trade, the fact being due to a rapid devel opment In recent years of mushroom farming by suburbanites. It seems, therefore, that not all the suburban flarmi rs have been devoting their en tire attention to the raising of squabs. A woman arrested In New York as shoplifter explained that her house was being painted and that the fumes of the paint had gone to her head, making her irresponsible for her ac tions. Yet some pessimists declare that the present practical age Is lack ing in imaginative power. Some Iconoclastic professor has dis covered that the Bph'nx was built to preserve the countenance of an old Egyptian king and not merely to give a splendid model In Impassivity to re actionary senators engaged In stand ing pat. Somebody has discovered a subßtl- Ante for rsufum, but It Is almost us ex pensive as the real thing, hence a ma jority of the radium users will no 1 doubt refuse to listen when they are offered something "equally good." The stage dancer who walked on Ser toes down the 45 flights of stairs in the Metropolitan Life building prob ably would resent beng asked to climb two flights to a dressing room flat looted. The feet of Amor can women, say the shoe manufacturer, are growing larger. The average woman who wore a No. 4 shoe 10 years ago now wears a No. 5. or better still a No. 6. A Washington judge has ruled that street pianos and organs are vehicles and must carry rear lights after dark. And this, too, although they play nothing bui light music. “Waists are to button down the front this summer, says a fashion note. This being so, husbands ought to be able to grab off a little vacation this summer, also. The case of the American million aire who served twenty days in Bel jjltmi as a vagrant is the ripest illus tration of “they cannot put you in Jail for this." There was a time when liasebal' had to divide the limeltght with rare track gambling and prizefighting. The owners of baseball teams made less money then. Roast dikdik, fried koodoo and gir affe steaks are to be served at a ban quet in New York That shows how great Is the suffering of New Yorkers because of the lobster famine. Luther Burbank, the plant wonder, believes be can cure boys of tru ancy. What's he going to do. pro duce a spineless youngster, now? T’ re is a woman in New Mexico s o Killed a wildcat by jumping upon Its bck. Sometimes the term "weaker sex ' sounds ridiculous. After all Is said, as good a breakfast food as there is, at any time of day, da the strawberry shortcake. NEW MEXICO RULER IS INSTALLED Foreign Minister De ’a Barra Succeeds Diaz as President. CABINET HAS BEEN NAMED Madero, Special Envoy, Due at San Diego to Assertain Attitude of Pryce, Commander of Rebels, In Lower California. Mexico City, Mexico.—Mexico has anew president In the person of Minister of Foreign Relations De la Barra. Porfirlo Diaz, long president i of the republic, laid down the scepter : of office and Vice-President Corral's ■ resignation is already In. All the j members of the present cabinet will I quit. Official announcement was made t last night that, with the exception of i the department of justice, the new cabinet had been agreed upon us fol lows; Finance —Ernesto Madero. Interior —Emilio Vasques Gomez. Instruction —Dr. Francisco Vasquez Gomez. Fomento— Manuel Calero War —Gen. Eugenio Rascon. Communications— Manuel Bonilla. Rafael Hernandez Madero will prob ably be agreed upon as the minister of Justice. He was suggested by Ma dero. Ernesto Madero is the youngest man In the new cabinet, being only thirty five years old. He is president of the RAMON CORRAL Vice-President of Mexico. Bank of Nuevo Leon, In Monterey. He Is an uncle of Francisco I. Madcio, Jr., and probably the wealthiest of the Ma dero family. San Diego. Cal. —Carlos E. Ran dall. a special envoy sent by Fran clsco Madero, Jr., to ascertain the at titude of General Pryce and his band of insurrectos In Lower California, is expected to arrive here and open negotiations at once. This is the state ment of the Mexican Junta here, whose members are hostile to Pryce. They assert that the envoy will bring a de mand from Madero that the red flag be hauled down In i.ower California and that Pryce and his men abandon the country. Pryce Is menaced by Mexican federals. Seventy-five men of Colonel Mayot'a force appeared at Las Juntas, about twelve miles southwest of Campo, last night and camped there. They are supposed to be wait ing for Mayot to come up with the main lody of the federals. Ran Francisco, Cal. A request was received yesterday by the United States customs officials here ask lng that 450 volunteers be allowed to embark on the steamer Benito Juarez at San Diego for Ensenada to Join the federal forces at that port. The request came from an agent of the Componla Navlera Del Paeittoo, a Mexican steamship company, whose boats ply between San Diego and South American ports. Orders were telegraphed to San Diego by local cus toms officials not to allow armed men to board the Benito Juarez under any circumstances, and to make careful search of that vessel for ammunition or other contraband of war. SEEK DOW 1 E BURIED TREASURE. Gold Hunters Sail to Salvador for “Hidden Millions.” Waukegan, 111. —Acordlng to re ports from lavs Angeles, Cal., the steamer Eureka, Captain Burtlce, has sailed for Salvador with a crew of 16 picked men to find a fortune of several million of dollars which John Alexander Dowie, founder of Zion City, is reported to have buried on a plantation. It is reported those who hacked the expedition received in formation the fortune was burled there, one of the backers being J. C‘. Mellen of Los Angeles The pro moters decline to give details of their mysterious expedition. Officer Tried by Court Martial. Leavenworth Kan.—Lieut. K. S Hand of the 'lfteenth cavalry has been tried by court-martial at Fort Leavenworth on charges of conduct unbecoming an officer, brought by MaJ Michael Lenthan The findings have been sent to Washington. Tire Explodes: Two Hurt. New York. —Two New York bust j ness men are under the care of sur ; geons as a result of Injuries Inflicted !by the steel rim of an automobile j tire when the tire exploded. Hatpin Stab It Serious. Lima. O —Prof John L. Cotner of i iie local high school faculty Is con fined to his home threatened with | lockjaw, as the result of an accidental | stab in hts left temple, made by a bat pin In the hands of a choir girl at | Grace church. Fall to Disbar Attorney General. Pierre. 8 D —The supreme court dismissed the disbarment proceedings against Attorney General Johnson on the ground that the testimony did not sustain the charges. 1 FREPv'CH MINISTER OF WAR IS KILLED ' Unmanageable Airship Plunges Into Big Crowd —Premier Monis Badly Hurt. Paris.—Henri Maurice Berteaux. teaux, minister of war. was killed. Antoine E. Monis, premier of France and minister of the Interior, and his son. Antoine, Jr., were severely in jured. and Henri de la Mourthe. an aged aeronautic expert, and several others painfully hurt when a mono plane, driven by Aviator Train, be came unmanageable and plunged into a crowd of spectators at Issy Les Molineaux. The accident occurred at the start of what may still be the most ambi tious aviation event Europe has ever known—a race from Paris to Madrid. The distance is 900 miles, divided into three stages, each aeroplane to carry a driver and one passenger. So great was the Interest In this event that the premier, the members of bis cabinet and 150,000 spectators were gathered at Issy, which field bears the same relation to Paris that Belmont park bears to New York. To prevent the spectators from crowding around the hangars and upon the starting green, troops of cavalry were stationed about the field. Train had made one circle and, al though still quite close to.tbe ground, appeared to be In complete control. As be swung around the second time, a troop of cavalry moving across the field appeared directly In his path. Train moved his planes desperately, hoping in the strong winds to rise sufficiently to sail over the soldiers and their mounts. He succeeded In rising, but lost control of his machine, which swung in the direction of a group con taining the most distinguished specta tors on the field, and then crashed heavily upon them. Premier Monis. his son Antoine, Jr., MlnUter Berteaux, Henri de la Mourthe, the latter famous throughout France as an expert on aeronautics, were scattered right and left • as though they were ten-pins struck by a ball. Berteaux, struck by the whirl ing propeller, was dead when taken from the ground. The injuries to Monis were at first believed to be fa tal, but the doctors state that be will probably survive. Strange as it may appear. Train and his passenger escaped practically un- j hurt, although their mach'ne was i smashed to splinters. Maurice Berteaux, the dead minis ter of war. was one of the most brtl- i llant men in France. He was a So- I clatlst. Before entering Premier Monis’ cnblnet he made a great for tune as a stock broker. Indeed so fascinated was he with business that he continued to hold his seat in the Bourse after his election to the cham ber of deputies and even after he wax chosen to the cabinet. 2 KILLED, 3 INJURED IN WRECK. Freight and Ice Trains Collide Be cause Orders Are Disobeyed. Chicago—Two trainmen were kill ed and three others were serious ly Injured In a collision between a freight train and an Ice train on the 800 line branch at Doolittle crossing, two miles north of Grays Lake, 111. The dead: James Carey. Fond du Lac, VVls.; burled In debris; body scalded by I steam. FYed Miller, Fond du Lac, conductor of Ice train; crushed to death beneath wreckage. The Injured: Rpy Davis, brakeman; F. J. Bunk, fireman; Julius Rupp, engineer. All were taken to Fond du l.ac. Road officials say orders had been given for the Ice train to meet the special freight north of Grays Lake at Lake Villa. Rupp Is said to have disregarded or misunderstood the or ders. FIRE WIPES OUT 20,000 LIVES. Two Billion Worth of Property De stroyed in Past 15 Years. New York. —More than 20,000 lives and two billion dollars worth of prop erty have been sacrificed to tire in the United States during the last 15 years, said President W. H. Merrill in his annual address before the National Fire Protection association. Author! ties on various branches of tire pre vention will address the convention of this body, which convened here for Us fifteenth session. QUASH INDICTMENT OF COX. Judge Dismisses Bill Charging For mer Boss With Perjury. Cincinnati. —The indictments eharg ing George B. Cox with perjury in his testimony regarding the payment of eounty treasury "gratuities" were quashed before Judge Dickson. The county prosecutor at once moved to take the case to the higher courts on the allegation of error In the find ing of Judge Dickson. If the upper courts find that there was no error the charge. Murray Refuses Bank Post. Washington.—Comptroller of the Currency Lawrence O Murray de clined the presidency of the First Na tional bank of Pittsburg. He an i nounoed that he would serve out hi* j term os comptroller, expiring 191S Indian Goes to Crowning. Ottawa, Ont. —Chief Wedlldab.eld of Kitselas tribe, is In Ottawa on his | way to the coronation, carrying pres i onts carefully packed in elaborate 1 Indian fashion for "the great white father," King George Damage to U. 8. Dam $300,000. Yuma. Arlx —Three hundred thou sand dollars' damage already has been done to the dam recently com pleted by the United States govern ment at Bee River, on the Colorado river, by the rise of the stream. This Police Force Topheavy. Warwick, R. I—A situation consid ered wholly unique exists In this - town, where a board of three police ■ commissioners has been appointed hy | Governor Pothier bo govern a police I force whose total number is two men SEEKS NEW PROBE IN LOB CASE Dillingham Wants Inquiry by Senate Elections Committee. DEMOCRATS DECIDE ON PUN i-a Follette, In Speech, Delves Into Alleged Bribery in Connection With Election of Illinois Junior Senator, Washington. A resolution call .ng for a prompt Inquiry into the ! ; charges against Senator Ixjrimer of Illinois, was Introduced in the senate by Senator Dillingham, chairman of the committee on privileges and elec tions. The Democratic senators will support the resolution, which Is In tended to be a substitute to that In troduced by Senator La Follette. The resolution was offered by Mr. Dillingham in recognition of the res olution adopted by the s.ate senate of Illinois calling upon the federal sen ate to take action. After quoting the • at of the ll j 'toote upper house In full the Dllllng j lam resolution provides for a full in i vestlgation by the committee on priv ileges and elections or a subcommit tee. with special instructions to ascer j ta ' n whether corrupt practices or ] methods were adopted, by any person, firm or corporation with reference to i the election. Senator Dillingham announced that he proposed to press his resolution as a substitute. Senator La Follette j then said he would offer amendments to his own resolution He then under took a brief review of the Ix)rimer case which, he said, disclosed the fol lowing undisputed facts: That Charles A. White confessed he was bribed to vote for Lorlmer, re ' celvlng $1,900 therefor. That grand Juries Investigated the confession and that during their work two other members of the legislature confessed receiving "Lorlmer money," | leaving no doubt as to' their guilt. That another member, since de ceased, was proved present at distribu tions of "Lorlmer money.” Senator La Follette first discussed representative government. He said the government was representative as long as senators obeyed the popular will and were elected without the in terposition of any outside power. He asked senators to conceive a man holding such a trust sitting silently by with his title tainted. He said the de lay by Senator Lorlmer had brought great opprobrium on the senate Itself. Senate La Follette attacked the sen ate system of courtesy as helping to veil and undermine representative government. He said the system ex cused and palliated violations of the high principles which senators brought from home. He said there was some purpose behind it. and that, moreover, he could not understand how Senator Ixirimer could rest under the charges against him. ' Finally," said Senator La Follette, "things came to such a pass that oth ers threatened to speak for Se iator Ixjrimer In defense of the senate. Then on May 28. Senator Lorlmer spore the vindication of himself. Senator .'Jolst law having confessed In Illinois that he had also been bribed to vote for Lorlmer. The previous delay,” said the senator, "burned the brand Into this case." Senator I-a Follette said he believed he paid a compliment to Senator Cul lom by saying that he was certain he bad demanded that Senator Lorlmer should explain the charges against him. He said Senator Cullom had served "a generation In the public in terests with clean hands," and he could not conceive hla acting other wise. Senator I.a Follette said the senate owed aoraifl ing to Itself In the Lorlmer case, but owed more to the country. "As long as I live I am going to cherish the Idea that no other member of this body would have waited so long to make his protest of innocence as did the sitting member tn this case." said Senator I,a Follette. Senator La Follette then reviewed the successive steps of the l-ortmer In reattgatlon In the last congress The speaker said that at the outset of the Lorlmer case he had brought to it so unbiased a mind as any other member, and that he considered himself a juror with the right to prosecute In vestigations wherever they might lead. Now. he said, he based his judgment ! on the evidence In the case. ROGERS KIDNAPERS TO PRISON. Two Men Are Sentenced Undercharge In New Mexico. Las Vegas. N. M —Judge J. C. Rob erts of the district court pronounced sentence on Will Rogers and Joe Wig ! gins, confessed kidnapers of Baby Waldo Rogers on March 29 last. Rog : ers received five to twelve years In i the penitentiary and Wiggins seven I to twelve years Alaskan Steamer Is Sunk. Dawson. Y. T. The steamer La France, from La!-;.' La Barge for Daw son. struck . submerged rock and sank off Thirty Mile river. 12 miles above Hcotaiir.g v.j passengers arfd most of the earn . were saved. SclenL*t Found Dead. Columbus, O.—N W. Lora. p*ofes tor of mineralogy n d meteorolopv at | Ohio State university, was found de:id in bed at his home Coroner Kanes pronounced death due to organic heart trouble Scarlet Fe.r at Wellesley. Boston.— Wellesley colter > '-i. s aB i epidemic of scarlet fever treru i bers of the freshman class are he'd In j quarantine, and it $ said that if n.-.v j more cases develop the college will I be closed. ~ ' —————— Allow G. A. R to Ute Passes Washington.—A -esolution arr.end j Ing the interstate commerce law to permit the grartirg of passes to mem bers of the O. A R. when attending ! encampments of the order was adopt 1 ed by the senate. (STATEHOOD MEASURE IS PASSED BY THE HOUSE ; New Mexico and Arizona Are Admit ted to Union, But Approval of Con stitutions Is Withheld. Washington. The joint resolu tion admitting Arizona and New Mexico to Immediate statehood, but withholding approval of the constitu tions of both states until the people have voted on certain proposed amend ments to them, passed the house of representatives by a viva voce vote. No roll call was demanded on the final vote. Arizona Is to vote again on her re call provision for all state officers ex clusive if the Judiciary and New Mex ico Is io give greater latitude to her citizens in making changes through amendments to her constitution. Un til constitutional conventions shall have made these changes there will be no statehood for either. The small Republican minority, led by Representative Mann, tried to re commit the resolution so that Arizona and New Mexico might be put In sep arate resolutions, New Mexico to come in at once and Arizona to omit from her constitution the recall of judges feature. President Taft has given his approval to the New Mexico constitution but has announced unal terable opposition to the Arizona fun damental law, because of the recall of Judges. It was on the motion to re commit that the decisive vote was had ant the resolution passed by a viva voc vote with little voiced oppo sition. Martin vY. Littleton, of New York, made his maiden speech In the house against the recall of judges which he declared was revolutionary and anar chistic. Tn spite of the fact that he was opposing progressive legislation demanded by a large majority of the house Mr. Littleton's eloquence won him an ovation. Both Democratic and Republican members cheered and ap plauded him vigorously and when he concluded his address he was soon the center of a mass of men representing many shades of political thought all desirous of congratulating him. BANKER3 OF TWO STATES MEET. Missouri and Kansas Associations Will Hold Joint Session Tonight. Kansas City, Mo.—The 31st annual convention of the Missouri Bankers' association was called to order In the Willis Wood theater by President A. C. Wilson. The bankers were wel comed by Mayor Darius A. Brown and J. F. Downing, president of the local clearing house association, after which Mr. Wilson delivered his ad dress The only other address of the session was by E. R. Gurney of Fre mont, Neb. At the same hour In Kansas City, Win., the Kansas Bankers' association opened its meeting by singing “Ameri ca.” In the course of the session President W\ H. Burks of Wellington and Bunk Commissioner J. N. Dolley made addresses. Tonight the two associations will hold a Joint session In Convention hall, the speakers being David R. Francis of St. Louis, W. J. Bailey of Atchison, F. O. Watts of Nashville. "GRANDFATHER CLAUSE” IS VOID Oklahoma’s Ban on Negro Vote Held Invalid by Court. Oklahoma City, Okla. Holding the "grandfather clause” amend ment to the state constitution in valid because it is in violation of the fifteenth amendment to the federal Constitution, Judge John H. Cotteral of the United States District court overruled the demurrer of defendants In the case of the United States vs. four election officers. To make the subjection of certain Individuals to the “educ tlonal test” dependent on then '■cudlllon before 1866 would make It dependent on their race and color, the court held. The “grand! ather clause” exempts from the "educational test” those an cestors who were entitled to vote on January 1, 1866, or whose ancestors were residents of a foreign country. Under this clause negroes were denied the right to vote WOMAN TO ASCEND HIGH PEAK. Mfss Annie S. Peck Hopes to Reach Apex of Continent. New Yort. —Annie S. Peck, the wom an nfounUnii climber, wil! leave for Panama on another expedition in search of the apex of the continent. Amid the unknown summits of the Andes she hopes to locate a mountain top higher than Aconcagua, on the border of Argentina and Chile, whose 22,800 feet represent the greatest ele vation yet discovered in North and South America. After four years of effort and peril ous adventure M ! ss Peck reached the ; summit of Mount’ Huascaran, -which 1 preliminary triangulations had given I an altitude greater than that of any other American mountain. Later measurements, however, gave Huasca ran only 21.512 feet and left the pro eminence with Aconcagua. Big Rail Strike Is Voted. Greensboro, N. C. —A strike of fire men on all lines of the Southern rail way Is threatened. The local union demands a ten per cent, wage In crease and other considerations A i genera! strike may be called. In all -he 19 divisions except two a bailot resulted in favor of a strike f.totee- Kills Five Children and Self. Branbach. Saxony.—Driven tem porarily insane by an accusation of theft, ft woman here killed her five small children and then suicided. Revive Old River Traffic. New Orleans. —Carrying several ear i loads ot freight to merchants, the . steamer Chester left for Kansas City. It is intended to revive river traffle between New Orleans and the Mis souri point. The trade was aban i doned 20 years ago. H. L. Stlmscn Is Sworn In. U’ashing’or. —Henry L. Stimson of ! New York was sworn in as secretary | of war, succeeding Jacob M. Dickin i son. The ceremony took place la the 1 office of the secretary APPORTIONMENT . JS GERTAIN LAW IS PLAIN REGARDING DIVIS ION OF STATE INTO AS SEMBLY DISTRICTS. MILWAUKEE THE PROBLEM Socialists W.ll Maks a Strong Fighl to Secure Nineteen Assembly men for the Metropolis of Wis consin. i Madison— There will be an appor | tionment of the state Into senate and assembly districts at this session ol the legislature. Leaders in both houses, after looking up the law have decided that the apportionment must be made now. Under the ruling of the supreme I co -- •- L” the case of the democratic | apportionment, it is believed thal i there will he little difficulty in ar ranging an apportionment of the as sembly districts. The trouble wil come when the senatorial districts are taken up. It is certain that un der the ruling of the court a hall dozen or more counties which now have two assemblymen will be cut tc one. This will at first create an in tense opposition, but it is claimed that when the law is thoroughly un derstood this opposition will evap orate. WISCONSIN’S LIVE STOCK Federal Census Shows Increase o I 64,5 Per Cent, in Decade Horses Ahead. Washington, D. C. —Statistics rel ative to the domestic animals, poul try and bees reported for the state of Wisconsin at the thirteenth decen nial census are contained in an offi cial statement. The aggregate value of all domestic animals, poultry and bees in 1910 w-as reported as $158,- 454,000, as compared with $96,328,- 000 in 1900, the increase being $62,- 126,000, or 64.5 per cent. The total value of the domestic an imals was reported as $153,625,000 in 1910, as against $93,521,000 In 1900, an increase of $60,104,000, or 64.3 per cent. The poultry was val ued at $4,469,000, as compared with $2,411,000, the gain being $2,058,- 000, or 85.4 per cent. The bees were valued at $360,500, the increase amounting to $16,000, or 4.4 per cent. Horses and colts lead the domes tic animals in total value, displac ing cattle, which held first place in 1900. The total value reported for horses and colts in 1910 was $68,- 586,000, while In 1900 it was $34,- 316,000, an increase of 100 per cent. The total value of the cattle in 1,10 was $67,400,000, as against $46,- 489,000, the gain amounting to 43.9 per cent. Next in order in 1910 was swine, with a total value of $13,- 621,000, as compared with $7,580,- 000 in 1900, an increase of 79.7 per cent. The total value of sheep and lambs In 1910 was reported as $3,- 670,000, while in 1900 it was $4,- 510,000. Mules and mule colts In 1910 were valued at $316,100, as compared with 5243,500 in 1900. Horses and mules in 1910 consti tuted 43.5 per cent, of the value of all live stock; cattle, 42.5 per cent.; swine, 8.6 per cent.; sheep and lambs, 2.3 per cent.; poultry, 2.8 per cent., and bees. 0.2 per cent. The total number of cattle re ported in 1910 was 2,678,160. Of this, 1,471,591 were dairy cows, the total value of which was over $50,- 835,000 and the average value $34.60. The total number of horses and colts reported was 614,654, of swine 1,809,331, and of sheep and lambs, 928,783. Rune Slone Leaves America. Madison. —The famous Kensing ton rune stone, a slab of rock bear ing characters which purport to show that a party of Norse pioneers j had penetrated as far west as Minne- 1 sota 120 years before Columbus dis covered America, is to be taken to Europe. Although a committee of the Minnesota State Historical soci ety has decided the stone to be gen uine, its custodian and owner, Hjal inar Rued Holand of Ephraim. Wis„ has decided to submit it to the in credulous savants of Scandinavia and elsewhere in Europe. The tablet will be placed on ex hibition first at the “millennial fes-1 tival" of the city of Rouen, France, which was first put upon the map of! Europe when the Norseman Kollo (Rolf), at the head of a band of i Vikings, invaded France 1,000 years! ago and established what is now ■ known as the province of Normandy.! Mrs. Elizabeth Roberts Buried. Cambria. —Mrs. Elizabeth Rob erts, aged 91 years, one of the old-1 est pioneers in Wisconsin, died in \ Schenectady, N. Y. Her remains j were brought to this city for inter ! ment. Wealthy Farmer Suicides. Janesville. —Fred Leitz, a well-to do farmer living at Indian Ford, went Into his barn, tied a rope around his neck and committed sui cide. No cause for the act Is known Chippewa Falls Named- Washington. D. C. —Fifty addi tional depositories for postal savings have been named. Among the post-, offices selected which will ''pen fotj postal savings business on June IS; is Chippewa Falls, Vis. Cigar Causes Blaze. Fond du L \ —Fire, resulting, it is believed, trom a lighted cigar! thrown careless'v on the floor of the j ■asement. caused $4,000 damage to he Buff block SEEN AND HEARD IN WISCONSIN Gray's Lake.—Two were killed and two seriously injured when two Soo line freight trains met in a head-on collision near here. The dead: James S. Carey, conductor, Fond du I-ac; F. M. Miller, fireman, North Fond du Lac. The Injured: R. E. Da vis, brakeman. Fond du Lac; S. J. Bunk, brakeman, Kolze. The north bound train, an ice extra, was in charge of Conductor B. McCarthy and Engineer John Rapp, both of North Fond du Lac. The south-bound train was in charge of Conductor Carey and Engineer Tynan. Both engines were wrecked and 14 cars smashed in the collision. Fireman Miller was in stantly killed. Conductor Carey was caught in the wreckage and died be fore his body could be extricated. Milwaukee.—Josepn Vogel, eighteen years old, 312 Eighteenth street, an employe in the R. Gumz & Cos. packing house, Muskego avenue and Canal street, was instantly killed when, In some unacountable manner, he was caught between the elevator and the walls of the shaft. The screams of the boy as he was crushed almost caused a panic In the building, and the rest of the employes refused to con tinue work for the day. The body was removed to the morgue. The coroner will hold an Inquest. Baraboo.—A man giving his name as James Berkee went Into Wild’s fur nlture store, after banking hours and purchased S7O worth of furnitu-e, in payment of which he offered a check of S9O on the Wisconsin Bridge com pany, which was accepted, anl he re ceived a balance of S2O. Later the proprietor discovered that the check was raised from $9 to S9O. He notified the police, who arrested Berkee at the Warren house, charged with forgery. Appleton.—The John Reilly company of Milwaukee, expert accountants, has filed Its second report with the finance committee of the county board, alleg ing a shortage of $2,190.03 In the of fices of the county clerk and treasurer between the years 1901 and 1906. Chippewa Falls.—Al Peters, William Hedger and Roy Gunn pleaded guilty to a charge of robbing summer cot tages at Long lake and were each sen tenced to 18 months at Waupun. The plunder had been burled on the ranch "of Peters, who is a wealthy stock i rancher. Janesville.—Ten thousand dollars within four years has been received by Milton college from Andrew Carnegie. His latest gift is $2,500 for a gymna sium. Fond du Lac. —Fire, resulting, It is believed, from a lighted cigar thrown carelessly on the floor of the basement, caused $4,000 damage to the Buff block here. The block Is located in the heart | of the city and the blaze caused much alarm. Superior.—Deputy State Game War den John S. Craig has received a request from the warden at Madison asking that his resignation be handed In. Little Grant. —Wolves are getting thick and bold in this section. Nearly a dozen sheep have been killed and the animals have been seen In the woods along the water places. Marinette. The district confer ' cnce of the Norweglan-Danish Meth odist church will be in Marinette next week. Churches from Calumet, in the copper country, and Chicago will be represented. Marinette. —During a terrific elec trical storm seven places in Marinette and Menominee were struck by lightning. The steeple on the Presbyterian church of Marinette was damaged. A bolt also passed through the home of John Jenkins of Menominee, partly wrecked the house and stunned Mrs. Jenkins and three children. Rhinelander. —The badly decom posed corpse of an unidentified | man w'as found In a culvert near the Northwestern track, south of Rhine lander. Fond du Lac.—As a result of being struck by a switch stand at North Milwaukee, B. A. Johnson, a conductor on the Soo line, residing in North Fond da Lac, lies in a serious condi | tion In the hospital here suffering ! from internal injuries. Marinette.—Oscar Cedar, a Marin ette fisherman, aged forty-five, is believed to have been drowned In Green bay. He started in a small launch for Peshtigo during a storm. The launch was found on the Green bay shore. Fond du Lac.—Suffering from an acute attack of appendicitis, for which an operation was performed, Clarence Dietz, son of John Dietz of Cameron Dam fame, lies critically ill at St. Ag nes' hospital In this city. Clarence, wlio'is twenty-four years old, has been | staying with his mother, brother Les lie and sister Myra at the home of Samuel Peterson *n this city. That the Dietz case will be carried to the supreme court Is now assured. Dietz in the conference at Waupun having given his full approval. Madison. —Dr. A. H. Hartwlg of Wa tertown was before the live stock sani tary board in regard to a charge that he had signed a tuberculin test record where he had not personally made the record. Asa result of the hearing the board notified the doctor that he must not sign record sheets unless he has personally made the test. It is stated thal complaints of a similar nature have been made against others. Madison.—Commissioner of Back ing A. E. Kuolt approved the ab ides of incorporation of the Farm ers and Merchants’ hank at Kaukau „a; capital. $30,000. Milwaukee. —The state law un der which 11 employment agents were arreated for alleged violation of the law In falling to take out licenses, will be tested In the courts. The law requires a license fee of SIOO in cities where there are free employment agents. The defendants claim that this Is discrimination. The cases were continued until June 2. Neenah. —The annua! convention of the Winnebago County Sunday School association opened hero. Dr. C. .1. Beals of Milwaukee spoke on "The Skilled Workmen.” advising Sunday school ■ erkers how to set the best results.