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VERNONCOUNTY CENSOR
O. G. Munson, Publisher.
riROQUA. • • WISCONSIN.
SANITY IN AVIATION.
Is It not time that steps were tak
en by various organizations which are
promoting aeronautic meets to secure
something akin to “sane” aviation?
Flying, be it followed either as a
sport, as was the case with Johnstone,
or as a business, after the manner of
the Wrights, will by its nature always
attract reckless spirits, says the Cleve
land Plain-Dealer. But It Is notice
able that many of those who have
died In the cause have come
to grief through attempting son.e
unnecessarily dangerous feat, cal
culated to hold crowds breathless.
The public does not demand thrills
which cost human lives, and If It did
demand them it should be denied. The
day of the old Roman holiday, fortu
nately, has passed. Flying Is too Im
portant and wonderful a thing to be
brought to the level of a trapeze per
formance or a bull fight by permitting
everything to become subservient to
tbe spectator. Its possibilities are too
wide, and those most concerned In Its
success owe It to themselves and to
the public to take care that they do
not allow their profession to fall Into
disrepute. Automoblitng went through
a similar process of evolution. Not so
very long ago dare deviltry was con
sidered heroic, and scores of lives
have been sacrificed to this foolish
sentiment. Rut, generally speaking,
the pursuit of automoblllng among the
vast majority has now become em
inently sane.
A number of persons In Scotland
make a livelihood by searching for
the precious stones which are occa
sionally to be found ensconced In the
Interior of fresh-water mussels. To a
lesser extent It Is also carried out on
some English and Welsh streams, but
none of these Is so prolific In pearl
bearing as the northern rivers, says
the London Globe. There are autheu
tic records of 9cotch pearls being
found which rivaled any the orient
has produced so far as translucency
and flawlessness are concerned. A
writer of the eighteenth century states
that £20,000 was a moderate estimate
of the value of pearls then fished an
nually from Scottish rivers, whll* it
is a matter of history that a German
who formed a syndicate of fisheries
in 1865 acquired stones to tho value
of £12,000 In that year alone. But
the industry Is not so remunerative
nowadays.
According to government geologist
authority, the "visible supply" of llg
nlto In this country Is about 740,000,-
000,000 tons and of "air-dry fuel," or
ready-to-burn peat, about 12,000,000,000
tons. So far lignite and air-dry fuel
have been to a large degree consid
ered practically useless by-products of
nature. Careful experiments, how
ever, show that they are much better
than coal lor use In connection with
gas engines, says the Chicago Journal.
Prof. Robert E. Fernald asserts that
tho gas engine, "the toy of today,"
will supersede the steam engine. Pro
fessor Fernald Is not a gas engine pro
tuoter. He Is a scientist connected
with the geological survey. He as
serts further that tho use of gas en
gines, with the cheaper lignite and dry
fuel instead of coal, will mean a sav
ing of $100,000,000 to $200,000,000 In
tbe nation's fuel bill each year. So
nature’s by-products, the "waste” of
today, may become the nation's fuel
hope of tomorrow
La Prensa, a newspaper of Buenos
Ayres, says the custom house frauds
and thefts at that port have amounted
to more than $40,000,000 a year for
five years and that the president of
the Argentine republic has come to
415-1' determination vigorously to prose
cute the customs officers who have
been robbing the state of its revenues
He has already suspended many of
the suspected officials, others have
been arrested and the merchants who
have been their accomplices have been
forbidden entry at the custom house.
A banker of Ohio has found an anti
fat remedy and general health-restor
ing method, but he will not patent his
discovery, as there is no danger or
wdd rush for its benefit. He has Just
come out of prison on completing a
sentence, lighter in weight and better
In health, it 1r not thought, however,
that his experience will induce other
prominent business men to relax In
their efforts to keep from going u
jail.
There ts one woman in the country
who is too proud of her age to con
ceal It. She Is a Saratoga woman who
has exceeded the century mark by
three years, and who was given a pub
lic reception in recognition of being
probably the oldest woman in tbe lund.
She is still active and does her own
work, thus giving personal proof that
no one need grow old in the usual
sense of the term who does not cbovse
to do so
The American Poultry association
has found that the average hen lays
only 80 eggs a year, whereas she
ought to lay 150. It is probable, how
ever, that the average hen will stub
bornly decline to consider any pro
tests.
A Chicago woman has secured a <lt
vorce because her husband carried
another woman up the stairway to
an elevated railroad platform. The
complainant cannot be a slavish ad
mirer of manly strength.
13 KILLED, 9 INJURED
AT NEENAH CROSSING
Northwestern Passenger Train Crashes Into a
Hayrack Loaded Wilh Merrymakers Re
turning from Dance in the Country.
FOUR OF THE INJURED WILL DIE
Most of Victims Were Employes of Menasha Paper Mills—
Bodies of Dead Horribly Mangled and Scattered Along
Track for 200 Feet—Train Crew hot Blamed.
Neenah.-—Thirteen persons were
killed, ten Instantly, and ten others
seriously injured when a Northwest
ern train, northbound, struck u
hayrack filled with Menasha merry
makers at a grade crossing on the
southern outskirts of this city. Four
of the injured pre so seriously hurt
that they can not live.
Thirty young people, who were re
turning from a Saturday night
dance at the home of Peter Han
son, who lives on the road to Osh
kosh, were singing as the ,blg hay
rack was pulled up the slight in
cline to the Northwestern crossing,
a mile south of the station In this
city. The next instant the speeding
Northwestern passenger train, hound
for the north, had ploughed through
the rear end of the big farm wagon,
and twenty-three of the thirty oc
cupants of the vagon were scattered
200 feet along the railroad right of
way, dead, dying, or dange/ously
hurt. Those who were seated In, the
front of the wagen escaped almost
without bruises.
The Dead.
JOHN CHEDGfCK.
JOSEPH CFEDGICK.
DOMINIC OMNISZNICKE.
JOSEPH CHESLOCK.
CELIA RKNZ.
AGNES ASHOPKE.
MH. AND MRB. GUSTAV FINN.
FRANK SEAGER.
JOHN HARDT.
STEPHEN LISEK.
JOHN DRILL.
JOSEPH GIENYO.
The Injured.
Tony Kernski.
Hermnn Syring.
Joseph Brezinski.
Mrs. Joseph Brezinski.
Philip Mack.
Benjamin Dornbrowski.
John Sadoleki.
M. Olson.
Anna Sudolskl.
Amanda Syring.
Those who escaped injury are:
Martin Golonski.
Pearl Schelcwski.
Tony Schelewskl.
John Schperski.
Tony Berzinski.
Mrs. Berzinßk! and child.
Mary Schwart/bauer.
Tony Romnlck.
Peter Hanson, driver.
Only the driver, Peter Hanson,
irho did not receive as much as a
scratch, was able to give a coherent
account of the accident. He saw the
headlight of the northbound North
western train, underestimated the
distance, and, before he could urge
his overtaxed team across the tracks,
the monster locomotive had ground
through the vehicle with its party of
merrymakers.
Not one of the survivors, with the
exception of the driver, saw the train
or heard it;i approach; none realized
the danger until picket! up. The
train hud passed the scene fully 400
feet before it could be stopped.
Words fall to describe the scene
following the collision. Mangled
bodies were strewn along the tracks.
61x bodies were taken off the pilot
of the engine. Dismembered parts
of many were left on the trail of
blood from the crossing to where
the train stopped. Three of the bod
ies were so frightfully mangled that
identification was made possible only
by the clothing they wore. One body
was shorn of head, arms and legs.
They were picked up half an hour
after the body had been taken to
the Improvised morgue In the Me
nasha Furniture company building.
The driver and his horses escaped,
but the hayrack, was smashed Into
splinters. Pieces of wood were
ground Into several of the dead.
Phillip Mott and Amanda Syring. in
jured, were thrown through the
foundation of the flagman’s shanty
at one side of the track.
Two others ot the persons killed
were hurled through a Ragman’s
shanty with such force as to over
turn the little structure. One of
STATE NEWS IN BRIEF.
Milwaukee.—Mrs. Charles Moul,
found by neighbors, lying in a gas
filled room beside the dead body of
hr C-year-old son, may be prose
cuted for murder if she recovers.
Madison.—Emma Helen Blair, an
authoress, known for her history of
the Philippine islands, is at the point
of daath at the Madison sanatorium.
She has been acting as one of the li
brarians at the state historical li
brary.
Madison. —Clarence K. Lee. fore
man for the Madison Gas and Elec
tric company, was nearly as) hyxiat
overcome by gas while working In
ed and several other workmen were
a ditch. They were engaged lu mak
ing a connection and a large quan
tity of gas escaped.
Madison. —Before installing the
necessary machinery in the binder
twine plant in the state prison at
Waupun. the board of control has
planned to visit the Minnesota prison
at Stillwater to inspect the binder
twine plant there.
these wus Mrs. Finn, who was pro
jected through one of the side walls
of the house and was still alive when
removed. She died a few Hours lat
er. Another of the victims killed
was thrown high over a barn fifty
feet from the right of way.
It was with songs on their lips
that the merrymakers met death.
They were singing popular songs
when the engine bore down on them.
Ten met death instantly. Two died
on their way to Clark hospital; an
other died at the institution. Ten
were badly crushed and fatal conse
quences are expected in four other
cases.
Nearly all of the dead were em
ployed In the paper mills here. The
flag over the city hall is at half mast
and everywhere there is manifesta
tion of deep grief.
"I was standing up in front of the
wagon near the driver holding a
lantern to light the road for him,”
said Anton Brezlnski one of the sur
vivorr, "and we were both on the
lookout for an approaching train.
There is a jtuge advertising billboard
running up to the track and this
completely hid the train from our
sight. The board Is sixty feet long
and about twenty feet high, painted
a dark gray, giving It the appear
ance of the sky In the background,
and deceived ub In thinking the track
was clear.
“There was no warning of any
kind, no whistle or bell and the first
Intimation we had was when I saw
the headlight appear from behind
the billboard and less than thirty
feet from us. We were then direct
ly on the track and it was too late
to avoid the accident. Further back
in the wagon the others were talk
ing and laughing among themselves
and could not have seen the traia
anyway. When the erash came it
literally swept the wagon from under
me and I landed squarely on my feet
almost beside the train.”
The two most intimately con
cerned In the tragedy were in a pitia
ble condition following the accident.
Engineer Frank Spooner of Green
Bay tried to handle the throttle of
the train to the end of his run, after
the accident, but he became almost
insane before reaci.lng Appleton, end
there he was taken off the train to a
secluded spot where his shattered
nerves could be quieted. Peter Han
son, driver of the wagon, also be
came nearly insane and wfts placed
In care of physicians.
Nc blame is attached to the rail
road officials. ’ The engineer was
Frank Spooner of Green Bay, anil
Conductor Keera of Chicago, It was
said here, was In charge of the train.
The crossing Is a dangerous one and
is about a mile and a half from Nee
nah. The train was running easily
forty-five miles per hour, it Is said,
but the tracks In both directions are
exposed. It would be possible to see
the headlight of a train looking
either north or south.
WILL INVESTIGATE HORROR
Thorough Inquiry Into Neenah Cross
ing Tragedy Is Ordered by State
Railroad Rate Commission.
Madison.—A thorough Investiga
tion of the disastrous crossing trag
edy at Neenah which resulted in the
death of thirteen merrymakers has
been ordered by the railroad rate
commission.
Upon receipt of new-s of the dis
aster. the commislson dispatched two
of its engineers, M. H. Hovey and J.
N. Bidwell, to Neenah to conduct
an official inquiry. Whatever action
the commission may take will un
doubtedly be supplemented by legis
lation at the hands of the next legis
lature, it is said here.
Members of the commission were
horrified over the extent of the trag
edy anO it was characterized as the
worst grai'e crossing accident in th-i
history of American railroading anu
certainly in Wisconsin annals.
Racine.—Martin Rasmussen, an
inventor of '.his city, has perfected a
machine which he claims will revolu
tionize aerial transportation. It is
so constructed that it will be abso
lutely safe in the air. He states that
it is "drop proof.” He is so confi
dent that the machine is all right
that his first trip will bo from the
lake front to Michigan.
Madison.—Owing to a scarcity of
rooms, houseboats on Lake Mendota
may be used to accommodate stu
dents entering tae state university.
Chippewa Fa is.—The attendance
at the last day of the Nc -‘hern Wis
consin fair was the largest in its his
tory. The total attendance for the
week has run over 40,000. Splendid
weather prevailed every day. All the
racing events were strongly contestea
and Aviator Haven made successful
tiights in his aeroplane.
Portage.—The potato harvest fa
rapidly approaching and in this lo
cality the promise la for a large crop
Already growers are casting about t
find help and very little success ts
reported.
ITALY NOW EAGER
FOR TRIPOLI WAR
; Rome Seeks to Provoke Turkey
to Open Hostilities.
WARSHIPS TO SEIZE PORT
Ottoman Steamer Boldly Sails Through
Foes’ Fleet With Arms and Troops
—Ultimatum to Sultan Not
Confirmed.
Tripoli.—The first Italian squadron,
composed of four dreadnoughts,
three cruisers and a number of
torpedo boats, is now anchored In
line off Tripoli. Tbe second ltaltao
squadron is at Laranto. No Italian
force has as yet been landed in Tri
poli.
Cbiasso. Switzerland, on the Italian
Frontier.—The latest dispatches from
Rome indicate that Italy is try
ing to put Turkey on the aggres
sive In an endeavor to provoke an
incident which would amount to a
casus belli, Justifying a declaration of
war or the sudden occupation of
Tripoli.
Turkey is determined not to give
any such pretext and is ready to do
almost anything, while the much
talked-of Mussulman fanaticism has
not as yet manifested Itself.
The deadlock In the negotiations be
tween Italy and Turkey is causing
great uneasiness, especially In Ger
many, which is divided between Its
duty toward Its ally, Italy, and the de
sire not to lose Turkey, where Ger
many has powerful interests at work
with the object of replacing Great
Britain commercially.
London.—The correspondent of the
Chronicle sends a late dispatch from
Tripoli. It says:
"All business here has stopped and
grp it excitement prevails. The Turk
ish steamgr Derna entered the harbor
within view of the whole fleet, which
apparently had been watching her for
many miles. She landed 100 soldiers,
several boxes of ammunition and
rifles. It Is expected that the fleet now
will take steps to occupy the place.
At any moment the fleet could have
stepped the Derna, but refrained, 1
understand, under orders from the
Italian government ’’
Turin, Sept. 28.—The Corriere Pella
Sera Says Italy has received an unsat
isfnetory reply from Turkey and will
answer with a more hostile note.
The Corriere D’ltalla says the land
ing of men and munitions at Tripoli
by the Turkish steamer ina consti
tutes a casus belli. The .talian gov
ernment, the paper says, was await
ing such an act before proceeding to
the occupation of that province.
The censorship maintained In Italy
Is so rigorous that it is difficult to
learn the exact position of affairs.
There is no confirmation that Italy
has presented an actual ultimatum set
ing a time limit, although undoubted
ly she has warned Turkey against dis
patching troops and war material to
Tripoli.
In well-informed diplomatic quarters
here It Is believed that no mere econo
mic concessions will meet the Italian
view and that an expedition to Tripoli
Is a practical certainty. Little Is
hoped from the attempts of Germany
or other powers at mediation if. as be
lieved, Italy Insists upon her demands
for a protectorate.
POSSE TO PURSUE PROMOTER
Fugitive Flees to Mountains After Es
cape From Frisco Hospital.
San Francisco, Dr. J. Grant
Lyman, promoter of enterprises In
volving millions, is believed to be
headed across the foothills for the
Siskiyou mountains and federal offi
cials say a posse will be started In
pursuit. Witt Lyman is L. B. .Thor
nett, a hospital nurse, who aided the
promoter’s escape from an Oakland
hospital where he was held by the
federal authorities. Both are armed
and expected to show fight. Two wom
en accompanied the fugitives at the
start of their flight
Lyman was arrested in San Fran
cisco September 8 on complaint of
Los Angeles investors in a Panama
land scheme, who declared they had
been defrauded of $50,000.
COFFEE AT NEW HIGH MARK
Liberal Short Demand Pushes New
York September Price to 12.98.
New York. —A record price was
established at the coffee exchange
when September coffee sold at 12.98
cents. This was the result of a lib
eral demand from shorts.
Sugar seemed to be on the down
grade. The fact that Arbuckle Broth
esr were taking orders for granulat
ed sugar at 6.75 cents net. less two
per cent, for cash, was taken by
sugar brokers to mean lower prices
for the refined product In the near
♦uture.
Former Governor Proptor Is Dead.
Proctor. Vt.—Former Gov. Fletcher
D. Proctor of this state died at his
home here after a protracted illness
Mr Proctor was born November 7,
1860, and was a son of Redfitlti Proc
tor, ten years United States senator
from Vermont.
Will Head Texas Central.
St. Louis.-—A A Allen, president of
the Missouri, Kansas & Texas railroad,
is to be elected president of the Texas
Central, according to reports in rail
road circles.
Bank of Egypt Quits.
London, England.—The Bank of
Egypt. Limited has suspended pay
ment In a notice to depositors me
directors say that advices from Egypt
make it apparent that the bank can
not provide sufficient cash to meet
current obligations, and the company
will file a liquidation petition.
Mother of Jeffries Dies.
Los Angeles. Cai. —Mrs Alexis B
Jeffries, mother of Jim Jeffries, ex
champion heavyweight pugilist of the
world, is dead ot cancer.
TOBACCO TRUST AGREES
TU REORGANIZATION PLAN
Attorney General Wickersham In
Statement Says Government is Not
Harrassing Lawful Industries.
New York.—At the conclusion of
a oonference on the reorganization
of the American Tobacco company
Attorney General Wickersham said
he could not be sure when the
petition setting forth the proposed
plan for dissolution would be filed
with the United States circuit court.
Lut he did not think any further con
ferences would be necessary.
After the conference it was an
nounced that a petition would be
filed with the United States circuit
court setting forth the proposed plan
of dissolution In consonance with the
mandate of the Supreme court and
that public bearings on the plan would
follow.
Mr. Wickersham was asked If the
plan outlined was one of dissolution.
"I should prefer to call it one of
disintegration,” he replied.
In response to many inquiries re
garding the possible prosecution of
the United States Steel corporation.
Attorney General Wickersham issued
a statement in wnich he emphasized
the position of his department that
Investigation of a corporation does
not necessarily Imply that disintegra
tion will follow. What steps will be
taken cannot be determined until tbe
investigation has been completed,
sinze each case stands on Its own
footing and depends upon tbe particu
lar facts.
MAIL BY BIPLANE.
Postmaster General Hitchcock Make',
a Test and Likes It.
New York.—One of the features
of the Nassau Boulevard Interna
tional aviation meet was a flight
by Lieut. T. Dewitt Milling, U. S. A„
who broke the American record lor
carrying a passenger. He and a pri
vate were aloft for one hour, fifty-one
minutes and lorty-two and three-filths
seconds.
While the youthful army officer was
grinding out anew world's record
Postmaster General Frank Hitchcock
Jumped aboard the Curtiss biplane
driven by CapL Paul W. Beck, U S.
A., and flew with him to Mineola
where he personally delivered the
sack of aerial mall which has become
one of the most interesting features
of the meet.
At Mineola Beck brought his craft
low and Postmaster General Hitch
cock cast out the pouch laden with
15 pounds of mail. This fell in a white
circle and was picked up by Postmas
ter Voorhees of Brooklyn. The two
aeroplanes transported a total of 3,650
post cards. 462 letters and 78 pieces of
printed matter.
FIVE WIVES ARE AFTER SMITH
Name Aids Los Angeles Man in Dodg
ing Warrant for Bigamy.
Los Angeles, Cal. —Five women—
and there may be more—are seek
ing one John Smith with ven
geance in their eyes. They say they
were married to Smith. He has es
caped arrest so far because of his
name.
Detective Zeigler also Is looking for
Smith. He has a warrant for his ar
rest charging bigamy. Zeigler thinks
Smith Is In the city, probably paying
court to another Intended.
Tue wives hail from t’ e Atlantic
to SL Louis, and thence to Sablnal,
Texas, and date from 1887 to last
week.
$30,000 LOST iN THE MAILS.
Second Shortage Under Administra
tion of St. Louis Postmaster.
St. Louis, Mo. —That a registered
package containing a bank shipment
of about $30,000 in currency was sto
len from the postofflee here a year
ago has just become public for the
first time.
Since the theft Postmaster T. J.
Akins and a few employes under him
and postoffice inspectors concerned In
the search have worked zealously to
keep the theft a secret while trying
to find the culprits and their loot.
EXPLOSION IN CHURCH; 4 DIE
Fireworks Ignited While Crowd Walt
In Chapel for Celebration.
Guadalajara. Mexico. —A terrific
explosion of rochets and bombs in
a crowded church here, resulting
in four dead and fifteen seriously in
jured, cast a sbedow of gloom over
the merry-making attending the com
ing of Madero.
HOPES TO BE PRESIDENT.
Champ Clark Expresses Hope of Be
coming Chief Magistrate.
Hutchinson, Kan.—Champ Clark,
who made a speech at the Kan
sas semi-centennial celebration, was
introduced as "the next president,"
and jocularly replied he hoped the pre
diction might prove true.
Charles G. Gates Married.
Uniontown. Pa. —Miss Florence Hop
wood of Minneapolis. Minn., became
the wife of Charles G. Gates, son and
heir of the late John W. Gates, at the
home of R. P. Hopwood, an uac.e of
the bride.
Autoist May Get Life Term.
Toronto, Ont. —The court of general
sessions here has found Alexander
Tracey of Port Huron, Mich., guilty of
criminal negligence in operating an
automobile. The penalty is imprison
ment for life.
Nip Plot te Kidnap Baby.
Scranton. Pa.—A plot to kidnap the
infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Na
thaniel Cowdrey. members of a
wealthy Pennsylvania family, was frus
trated by the arrest here of Anna Bun
dock. alias Winntfred Davis, a nine
teen-yea x>ld English girl She con
fessed
Amateur Aviator Killed.
New York. —Dr. F. P. Ciark. ama
teur aviator, flying in the Nassau
boulevard meet, fell 200 f**t and was
instantly killed.
lECR CAUSED
G7JLLBOADD
H. H. HOVEY MAKES REPORT ON
NEENAH WRECK TO STATE
RAILWAY COMMISSION.
SAYS PARTY DRANK FREELY
Much Noise in Hayrack Prevented
Driver From Hearing Approaching
Train at Crossing—Recommenda
tions MoL.
Madison.—H. H. Hovey who in
vestigated the grade crossing wreck
at Neenah, Wis., recently, where thir
teen persons lost their lives and nine
were Injured, one of whom died lat
er, has made his official report to the
state railway commission. He rec
ommends the removal of the bill
board at the crossing, the erection of
proper signals to warn persons cross
ing che tracks, and the elimination of
grade crossings in the city of Nee
nah. After giving the detai’s of the
accident and describing the surround
ings, he says in his report:
“It appears that the accident was
due to the following reasons.
“First—The presence of the sign
board which p-evented the train be
ing seen, until the team had reached
a point within a few feet of -the
crossing.
"Second—The failure of the driv
er to properly judge the location and
speed of the approaching train.
"I would make the following rec
ommendations:
“That steps be taken to have the
sign boad removed and an automatic
alarm, with an illuminated sfen, be
installed to protect the public at tbe
crossing at night.
“It is further recommended that
the plans of the road as to double
tracking, through the city of Nee
nah, be ascertained, with a view ol
having this crossing, as well as othei
grade crossings in the city, elimin
ated."
The report also reviews the testi
mony of Engineer Spooner, who said
that the speed of the train was be
tween fifty and fifty-five miles an
hour: that the whistle was sounded
within 200 feet of the crossing, and
that he saw the hayrack on the tracks
soon after. The statements of the
driver of the team in which he says
that he did not see or hear the train
till after passing the sign, and that
he thought there was time enough
for him to cross, are also given.
“Peter Hansen, at whose house the
party had been held,’’ says the re
port, “told me that, the members oi
the party had a considerable amount
of beer and had indulged freely; also
that there was considerable singing
and talking in the party, from the
time they left his house to the time
of the accident.
“This without doubt accounts for j
the driver’s failure to hear the'
whistle."
CROWD AT LA CROSSE FAIR
Rain Does Not Deter 10,000 From
Visiting Interstate Show —A
Grand Success.
La Crosse.—ln spite of the rain
over 10,000 persons attended the In
terstate fair, 6,000 being from out of
the city. A feature of the fair was
the auction of seed corn in the main
exposition building. La Crosse coun
ty has a national reputation for seed
corn, and some of tbe ears hroughi
as high as sls and S2O each.
Madison Has Another Murder.
Madison. The body of an un
known man, dressed like a tramp,
was found floating in the Yahara
river. A deep wound on the head
leads the police to believe that the
stranger was murdered.
The dead man carried a watch
which stopped at 2:30 and had $3.26
in cash in his clothes. This man was
about 40 years of age and had a red
moustache. No one of that descrip
tion is kfiown to be missing here.
Art Galleries for Saloons.
Racine. —Hereafter ell persons in
this city who are blacklisted will be
photographed and a picture furnished
the 140 odd saloon keepers when no
tice is served upon them. Saloon men
claimed that when blacklisted no
t, es were served upon thei/i they
had no way of knowing or identify
ing the parties named and that they
might innocently sell liquor to the
forbidden persons and lose their li
censes aud besides heavily fined.
••Well” Says Letter; Wire Says “Dead"
Bell Center. —On the same day that
Milo Bankus’ parents received a let
ter from him at Brementies. Alberti,
stating that he was well, they a’eo
received a telegram telling of hi
death.
Federal Court in Session.
Madison. —The next session of the
federal court for the western dis
trict of Wisconsin h-s been called
for Oct. 3. It is expected Judge
Landis of Chicago will preside.
Victim of Train Dies.
Woodman. —While trying to steal |
a ride on a freight train, Frank J.
Bassett fell beneath the wheels and
received fatal injuries For twenty- i
four hours after the accident he was
without medical treatment.
Narrowly Escapes Electrocution.
La Crosse. —With 500 volts cours- ,
Ing through his body, George Selke,
trolley repairer, escaped death when
he slipped on the tower wagon and, t#
save.a fail, grasped ;he wire
NAKE NEW MINISTERS
; APPOINTMENTS MADE BY WIS.
CONSIN METHODIST CON
FERENCE AT ANTIGO.
Many Changes Made in Clergy List
Kingsley Church, Milwaukee, Se
cures Next Annual Meeting.
Antigo. The sixty-fourth annual
session of the Wisconsin conference
of the Methodist Episcopal church
closed with the selection of Kigsley
church, Milwaukee, as the next meet
; mg place and the reading of the fol
lowing appointments by Bishop Ham
ilton:
, Appleton district— J. H. Tippet Si.tH-t
IZdTTin Ab /' m ‘ * nd Hrfmk.ide "up
piled), G C. Saunderson; Algoma, J J Q-n.
r S i- A “ P ‘l tfi-orge A. Tennant; Antigo, M
, tT , en * z ; Appleton, W. D Marsh Brokaw
Dhiin"h' J*, a , B *° ,t; Bu<,nu Vista (sup
a'leitV f l-.ne; Clintonville t.up
™l! T. W Cole; Crandon anil Echo V R
Sha.- ( P , P / re ' T " Dunbar,'
t'G**: ~ Elderon (supplied), J. Q. Vance;
< * u PPh4J. S. L. Porter; Plmtrilie and
Mills Center, George.A. Tennant; Oil.ett to
Greeo P ?ui? ; „? rnd . R Pi<. frank A. Pease:
S? e„ I'™ U I’ul i Green
* William A. hewing; Hazel
uriL < o PPl ‘* and A 1 ' H Hickory and
ur,ng Oscar tachaal, liortonville and Medi
rV-f. Jobn T - Kmdall; K.u
plied?’ Allef,'rT l w- j Lar u du f |sm be (up
Alien °. Wade; Manawa, W. Wilson
\ !ae Johnson; Marinette, P. A
Sanborn M V’“ D ' * tu PP l *rd ; Mattoon and
n'mdTw Bf'tUin; Mena.ha (sup
feifina A ' Jenn kig; Merrill, E. A. Pol
cy. Mil.adore and Rudolph, to be supplied
te“ and M ”cer (.upplied), AKen O.
: Moamee and Dancy (supplied), J. L.
IG. e „?“ 'v K ' J ' Ttr " er ' London,
M OaiSS 1 ?’ ■Niagara and Fiorezice, George
. y° o 2 r,ch ; Oconto and Leu* to be bud
( oPD.ie°dT* e i , S ,h W*- J - BySon?; OneX
®- Whiting; Ormsby (kud
n onr ’ i fp £ Rttsaeli ; Pr.htigo and Hat
A ' Hastings; Rhinelander. B. G.
Clemons; Seymour and Black Creek, C M
Starkweather; Shawano, H. C. Baler; Ster
and jf'w*' Thom * w - North; Stur;;eon Bay
and Jacksonport, Jason 1,. Sizer; Suumieo, to
be supplied; Tomahaw, (supplied), I. H
Lewis, Washington Island, to be aupplie-1
HenrT'H 'V' ? ri *£? n,; V< ‘ l ' u ' n " (supplied),
Th™? vV i l **} l / ittenbtrg and Tigerton,
, ’, 41 ' ■ Jenkins; Samuel Plants, president
"t ,‘;“V e " ce , f -°hege, member of Appleton
II ’/’ , 7 <onfere ' n<c; Samuel W. Naylor, pro
college, member Appleton
2“*"' sri /„ f ® nf * r euee; Fred O. 11-ayton, field
agent of W isconsm Children’a Home society,
me ! A PP le,on quarterly ronfefence; Kicb
,Evan. President Polls Mission institute,
Herkimer, N. Y., member Grand Itapids quar
terly conference; I. H. James left without ap
pointment to attend school.
Fond du Lac district—R. 8. Ingram, dis
trict superintend.,m; Almond and Blaine. R.
11 Jones; Amherst and Newman, R. B. Cra
mer; Beaver Dam, H. C. Logan: Berlin and
Rush Lake. J. E. Manning: Brandon, Lado
*^ oßen< ial©, John A. Coiling?; Dartford
and Reeds Corners (supplied). C. C. Hulbert:
Llo and Bethel, E. D. Allen; Eureka and
North Rushford (supplied), A. W. Ware;
Fond du Lac circuit, Al ton Hatlestad; Fond
5, DlTiion street, W. A. Hall; Fox
Thomas H. James- Oreeubush and Glen
Beulah, Howard Miller; Kingston and Mar
quette (supplied), Charles H. Jacquith; La
martine (supplied), Theodore J. Raydal.
Markesan and Mackford Prairie, George Si
mester; Mayville, Lorenz Knutzen; MonteUo
and Packwaukee (supplied), J. Weir; Jak-
He Id, Sabin Halsey; Omro, J. E. Garrett;
Oshkosh, Algoma street James Chilean: Osh
kosh, First church, W. A. re-terson; Oshkosh,
Seror.d church, B. !. White; PardeeviUe and
Mansion, Samuel Olson: Parfreyville, H.
8. Martin- and Spring Lake (sup
plied). Alvin Pierce; Princeton, C. J. Mes
senger; Randolph snd CourtUnd, Jonah T.
Leek; Ripon and Green Luke, Ti. K. Mana
ton; Sheboygan, W. H. Vance: Sheboygan
Falls, Robert W. Smith; South B ron, Hugh
A. Misdail; Stockbridge, zJlen O. Nubs; Wau
kau. Joseph Luccock; \Va.ipun, l;. O. Saund
erson; Waupaca, L. E. Bhankrf Wautoma
(supplied), Erwin L. .Shaver; Weyauwega,
John Wills; Wild Rose and Dopps, C A. Tut
tle; Winneeonne and Clemansville (supplied),
A. Gebaroff; J. P. Jochimson, left without ap
pointment to attend school.
Milwaukee district—William Rollins, dis
trict superintendent; Bristol. Andrew Porter;
Burlington, J. C. Smith; Campbellsport, W.
J. Corr; Fiaakiue and Ives Grove, William
Moyle: Hartford, J. S. Davis; Kenosha, Peter
F. Stair; Menomonee Falls and North Lisbon,
A. F. llnnse; Milwaukee: Asbtiry and Simp
son, C. W. Heywood; Milwaukee, Fpworth
and Adkii*.*. Andrew Beernink; Milwaukee,
Grind \venuc. E. T. Hagermnn; Milwaukee,
Kingsley, \Vebs;er Millar: Milwaukee, Park
Pla' C. I. Andrews; Milwaukee. Sherman
Street, C. E. Goldthorpe; Milwaukee, Sum
merfield, S. H. Andergon; Milwaukee, St.
Paul’s (supplied', Thom s Gardner; Mil
waukee, St. Peter’s, Fred Rozinski; Mil
waukee, Trinity, J. 8. Lean; Milwau
kee, Wesley, Perry Millar: Neosho and Hus
tisford, J. T. Lugg; Oconorrowoc and Mon
terey, S. A. Sheard, Pewaukee and Brook
field, Boyd W. Kramer: Port Washington and
Cedarburg (supplied), J. O. Crawford; Pleas
ant Prairie and Wesley (supp led), W. H.
Smoot; Rarine, First church, W. P. Leek;
Racine, Union and Berryville (supplied), R.
Levin; Racine, Grange Avenue, F. T. Cart
right; Somers, Henry Johnson; South Mil
waukee and Cudahy, J. T. Carson: Sussex and
Merton, H. H. Kafer; Union Grove, Frank
Millar; Waldo circuit, W. J. Perry; Wauke
sha, John Lloyd; Wauwatosa. C. E. Weed;
West Allis, C. J. Bulley: Yorkville and
North Cape, T. E. Foss; West Bend (sup
plied), Alfred Hoad; superintendent city
missions, Enoch Perry: Northwestern mission,
E. S. MoChesney; Matthew J. Trenory, super
intendent Sunday schools in Wisconsin, mem
ber Park Place quarterly conference; A. M.
Sanford, financial secretary Rescue mission,
Milwaukee, member Wesley quarterly con
ference; W. D. Cox, field secretary Anti-Sa
loon league, member Kingsley quarterly con
ference.
Janesville district —John Reynolds, district
superintendent; Allens Grove, Darien and
Fairfield. Robert Bimpson: Beloit, E. D. Kohl
stedt; Clinton. Adolph W. Triggs; Colum
bus nd Lowell, H. S. Justima; DeSavan,
William Hootont East Troy and German det*
tlenient, A. L. Tucker: Edgerton and Albion,
G. K. Mdnnis: ElLnorn and Bethel, Thomas
Au.(tin: Evansville, C. A. Coon: Fall River
an-1 Hampton, A. A. Bennett: Footville and
Magnolia (supplied). W. E. Watson; Fort
A kinson, A. J. Benjamin; Genoa Junction,
Osbert C. Warraingham: Hebron and Rome,
Halbert H. Howe: Horifon and Juneau, E.
JJ. Oliver; Janesville, T. D. Williams; Jeffer
son, Harris Drew; Lake Mills and Milford,
E. C. Potter; Lake Geneva, F. C. Richardson;
Lytns, Spring Prairie and Springfield (sup
plied. S. J. Wallace; Marshall, William Ben
nett: Milton and Lima. Mark A. Drew; Mil
ton Junction and Otter Creek, J. T. Neff;
North Prairie and Eagle. J. W. Perry; Or-
Tordville and Plymouth, to be supplied; Pal
mj-a and Little Prairie, W. W. Wi’son; Pal
tnyffc circuit,'George W. Horn; Ri< hmond and
Uttrs Corners (supplied), E. W. Hoon; Sa
lem and Wilmot, Joseph Sharon,
George W. White: Shopiere (supplied). J. W.
Horton; Stoughton. C. F. W Ludwig; Bun
Prairie, H. H. Richardson; Troy Center cir
cuit, George W. Lester; Waterford. Caldwell
and Vernon. John 8. Ellis: Waterloo and
York, Charles W. Bag: Watertown and Pi*
bersville, C. J. Matthews; Whitewater, C. F,
Spray.
Presidential Cow on Tour.
Washington. Pauline W r ayne,
President Taft s pc-t cow, has left
here for a three weeks* visit to Wis
consin. She will spend ten days as
one of the leading attractions of the
dairy show at Milwaukee.
Manitowoc Pioneer Dies.
Manitowoc.—John Boehm, one of
the oldest residents of the city and
county, is dead at the age of 88 years.
He came to this country forty-five
years ago and settled in Manitowoc
Faulty Construction Blamed.
Wausau. —A coroner’s jury has re
turned a verdict that the recent col
lapse of St. James Catholic church,
when two lives were lost, was caused
by faulty construction of a pier sup
oorting the dome.
Robs Church Boxes.
Waukesha. —A stranger waiket*
into St. Joseph - church and undei
pretense of worship, relieved twe
money boxes of thetr contents an#
niade his escane

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