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Vernon County Censor
O. G. MUNSON. Publisher
ViROQUA. - - WISCONSIN
QUIZZISM.
Anew "quiz" every day* The "quiz”
1* quite the rage aa a popular autumn
fad. A free-bridge quiz set the ex
ample for a hospital quiz, and we
have even bad a quiz of a club man
ager as to cocktails. "Quiz" has tak
en the place of "Investigation," which
was too narrowly official In Its con
notation. The Jurisdiction and Held of
the quiz is Um.tlees. says the St l-ouls
Republic. Quiz sounds shorter than
uvestlgation, but the sound Is decep
tive. There la no end to quizzing
The origin and history of the term
are Instructive. It Is related that one
Daly, manager of a Dublin playhouse,
laid a wager that a word of no sense
or meaning whatever should be the
common talk and puzzle of the city
within 24 hours, in consequence the
letters quiz were chalked on all the
walls, and needless to say he won. It
rapidly acquired the meanings of a
riddle, an obscure question, an enig
ma; one who quizzes others; an odd
fellow. Webster defines the verb form
as to puzzle, to run upon, to ridicule
or make sport of; to look sharply and
mockingly at, to peer at, to eye sus
piciously. We should say that It
slightly hints of prying also. A qulz
zer Is defined as “one who quizzes
others, or makes them the object of
sport by deceiving them" —rather a
harassing sort of person. Is It not?
Finally the habit of quizzing Is termed
qutzzism.
In the northern part of India sheep
are put to a use unthougbt of In Euro
pean countries. The mountain paths
among the foothills of the Himalayas
are so precipitous that the sheep, inoro
sure footed than larger beasts, are
preferred as burden carriers. The
load for each sheep Is from sixteen
pounds to twenty pounds. The sheep
are driven from vtllago to village,
with the wool still growing and In
each town the farmer shears as much
wool as be can sell there and loads
the sheep with the grain be receives
In exchange. After his flock has been
sheared be turns It homeward, each
sheep havlug on its hack a small bug
containing the purchased grain.
Dr. Fisher, a physician practicing In
Paris, has turned bis attention to tbe
matter of sleeping reform. After a
series of experiments he has come to
the conclusion that the orthodox way
of sleeping Is wrong, and advocates a
complete reversal of tho existing or
der of things. Vou must have your
head on a level with or lower than
your feet. If pillows are to be used
they must be under tbo feet Instead of
the head. Tbo result, he clsltus. will
be amazing, being a sure cure for In
somnlu as well aa a preventive for the
nightmare. To prevent any Incon
venience by too sudden a change the
pillows should be gradually reduced
and Anally placed under tbo feet.
Heretolore In Uermtiny (he tele
graphic rate throughout the empire
has been about a cent a word, with a
minimum of twelvo cents. The other
dH> an Innovation was Instituted, en
abling residents of the great cities to
send letter telegrams at night deliv
erable the next morning at n rate of
approximately a twentieth of a cent
per word, the minimum of twelve
cents for each dispatch, however, be
ing retained. Undoubtedly the letter
telegram will be much availed of by
business bouses.
Aviation may not be eutltled to rant
is a science as yet. but It Is more
than luck. If tbe bold experiment
ers are still Hying In tho face of Provi
dence. It would, nevertheless, be also
flying In the face of a long series of
magnificent records to deny that re- j
markable progress has been made In :
the "art.’” How true this Is must be
readily granted when it is recalled j
that less than eight years have j
elapsed since the first feeblo flight ,
was made on the sands of Kitty Hawk.
In North Carolina, at which time only
two men could be called aviators.
An unwary bur-band in Chicago
taught his wife to box, and when she
disciplined him by a good thrashing
he sued for divorce on the ground of
cruelty. Which, as feminine comment j
has It. was Just like a man.—
Hod carriers In some parts of South
America receive $3,800 a year In the j
money of the country, and perhaps |
they can make a living selling the j
currency to numismatists.
One of the greatest pieces ot detec
tive work In modern times was per
formed by one oi Uncle Sam's customs
officials. He discovered thirty pockets
in a woman s skirt.
A tratur comet Is said to be hea. *d
this vsy, but we refuse to sit up all
night to give it a handout.
Possibly it Is called "ludlar sum
iner" because football rooters carry
on like Indians.
Sleep is a brain poison, so French
scientists say. One of tbe most effec
tive antidotes is an operatic cat on
tbe back fence.
It Is going to bother actors and
divas to get married and divorced
mbre than once each durtug the busy
season
Aeroplanes have gone to carrying
mail and soon the Jad 'd messenger
boy may be supplied with wings.
CYCLONE KILLS 9
IN ROCK COUNTY
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DEATH AND DEVASTATION LEFT
IN COUNTRY NEAR JANES
VILLE BY TWISTER.
LOSS NEAR MILLION MARK
'
. Storm Originates Near Orfordville
and Travels Northeast to Milton —
Janesville Narrowly Missed —One
Family Residing Near Hanover Anni
hilated — Drop of 66 Degrees in
Temperature Causes Suffering.
Janesville.— Splintered Umbers,
broken furniture, crumbled rock and
plaster scattered, farm produce and
dead farm animals littering the
ground over an area a quarter mile
in width and twenty miles in length,
indicate the tremendous force with
which southern Wisconsin’s worst cy
clone cut a swath through Hock
county, killing nine persons, injuring
many more, and doing damage to the
extent of nearly $1,000,000.
The Dead;
Anton Schmidt, 5.0 years old; Han
over; blown from barn and killed in- I
slantly.
Alice Schmidt, 18 years old, daugh
ter of Anton Schmidt; blown across
the road and found nearly buried in
a field.
Reggie Schmidt, 14 years old, sis
ter of Alice Schmidt; found dead
near her sister's body.
Albert Schmidt, 14 years old; soil
of Anton Schmidt.
Helen Austin, 5 years old; Milton;
Instantly killed.
Mrs. John Crowder, so years old;
between Rrodhead and Orfordville.
Mrs. Elizabeth Proedee, between
Rrodhead and Orfordville.
Leo L,entz, 16 years old; Hanover;
blown from barn and Instantly
killed.
Pensyl Korbin, 8 years old; 2 miles
north of Janesville; Instantly
killed when bouse was demolished.
The Injured:
Wenzel Xei hun; condition reported
serious.
Florence A list,,' 6 years old. Mil
ton; collarbone broken.
Mrs. Alfred Austin; M'lton, cut.
j about face, chest and side; may re
cover.
Mrs. Caroline Hchaffner, 84 years
old; Hanover; face bruised and buck
hurt; condition serious.
Miss tlusta Hchuffner; cut about
the face; condition not serious.
Mrs. Louis Lehmann, 26 yeais old;
Injured Internully.
Ralph Lehmann, 3 years eld; face
cut aud bruised.
The cyclone was of the “twister"
variety. It originated In the vicin
ity of Orfordville, twelve miles south
west of Janesville, traveled northeast
for several miles and then turned to
the east, missing this city by a nar
row margin. Its force was spent
near Milton. The greatest damage
was done near the poiul of origin
and at Milton.
The cyclone was accompanied by
a driving rain There had been a
high wind all day and this continued
throughout the night. The cyclone
lasted only a few minutes. Although
It occurred at about 2:.’10 n the
afternoon It was as dark as night
The blinding downpour made search
for -.he dead and dying a terrible
task.
Wire service was demoralized, aud
it was not until the following day
that harrowing details of the terrible
catastrophe were obtainable. With
in a few hours the mercury dropped
from ”5 degrees above to nearly
zero, and It was a fearful night, for
j tin- grief stricken survivors, many
| left without a roof to cover (heir
i heads.
Entire Family Wiped Out.
The Anton Schmidt family, three
quarters of a mile omkl of Hanover,
was annihilated. The father and
two daughters were Instantly killed
and the son. Albert, aged 14. has
succumbed to injuries.
Alice Schmidt, who ke pt house for
her father, and her younger sister
were in the house when the cyclone
struck. Their bodies were blown
across the road, the house being de
molished over their heads. Their
necks were broken, skulls fractured,
and It required two men to pull the
half burled bodies from the ground.
Anton Schmidt, the father, the boy
Albert and a tramp were In the barn.
The tramp, who was not injured,
says Mr. Schmidt was blown from
the barn door. His body was found
in the hog yard.
Mrs. Elizabeth Proedee. a bride of
a few months living near Orfordvllle.
was instantly killed. Her husband
stood in the barn door, saw the house
carried away and discovered the
body of his bride after the cvelone
passed.
Lee Lent*, 18 years old. was blown
from anew barn which he was heip
| lug erect for James Little, six miles
I northeast of Hanover. His 'ather,
; \ heodore lantr, who was also vvork
l Lng on the barn, was uninjured.
| Near Milton there was one death,
that of Helen Austin, 5 years old,
: daughter of Alfred Austin, a rich
! farmer. Three others were in tho
j house w .ten the cyclone struck It,
but Helen was the only one killed
Mrs. Austin was seriously injured
and it was thought for a time she
would die. Her sister. Miss Eliza
beth Hume, was also badly hurt, but
will recover. Helen’s sister Florence
Child Killed by Stray Bullet.
Couderay.—Jerda Sundberg, aged
4. living near Raddisson, was shot
. nd instantly killed in the yard of her
parents’ farm. A steel-jacketed bill- !
let, presumably fivd by a lumter,
passed through her neck
Waukesha Pioneer Dead.
Waukesha —Richmond T. \V 'aver,
aged ti&. a pioneer farmer of Sussex,
where he .*■ as born, died at hit home
; tn this city, where he has resid'd for
i ’.he pas’- nine year*.
was badly bruised, her colla r bone
being broken, f The bouse, anew
barn and garage were smashed to
kindling wood.
At the home of Georg's SrhalTner,
near Hanover, six people almost mir
aculously escaped death. The house
was blown to pieces, and, although
there were three women and a child
in It, none was seriously hurt. Air.
Schaffner’s mother, Mrs. Caroline
Scnaffner, was thrown to the floor
and struck a sewing machine. A
heavy beam rested upon the machine
and Just over her head. Mrs. Schaff
ner is 84 years old. Mr. Schaffaer
and Mr. iMhmann were in the barn,
the building swept away, and al
though six horses were killed neither
Mr. Behalfner nor Mr. Lehmann re
ceived a scratch. The escape of Wil
liam Douglas and his family was
also thrilling. The house was wrecked
and although six persons were in it
none was injured. Two of the daugh
ters were upstairs when they heard
the cyclone coming. They started
downstairs but the door slammed
shut In their faces and locked. Fran
tically they rushed to the head of the
stairs and threw themselves on the
floor, clinging to whatever they
could. The roof was lifted from over
their heads.
Two miles north of Janesville a
house and a part of a barn were car
ried into Rock river. All telephone
and telegraph poles In the path of
the cyclone, were snapped off and
wires line the roads.
A meeting of eltizens and business
men of Janesville was held and tem
porary relief arrangements provided
for the victims of the tornado.
Many of the residents of the terri
tory visited by the tornado are worse
than destitute. They are not only
homeless hut they are wounded. The
more fortunate farmers In the neigh
borhood took the victims of the storm
Into their homes and cared for them,
but relief of this character can at the
bent he but temporary, end perma
nent buildings and other relief must
Ik* provided, or about 160 lersons
will perish.
The gas company's plant, which
furnished light for the towns of Mil
ton and Milton Junction, is a com
plete wreck. Parts of the machinery
and large lank of the plant were car
ried more than a half mile away.
Pine trees, fifteen Inches In diam
eter, were broken off and In an old
nursery 150 fruit, trees were felled
in rows like dominoes.
Tobacco men are unable to esti
mate the loss of the leaf In the sheds
which were blown down. In some
places, fields of thirty-five and forty
acres of fodder and corn were swept
entirely clear and the foddor scat
tered over a large area. Huge silos
were lifted from the foundations and
moved several hundred feet.
RECALL OTHER BAD STORMS
Weather Bureau Records Show Roc'
County Cyclone as Fourth That
Has Devastated Wiscons n.
Madison.—-According to the rec
ords at the weather bureau at the
University of Wisconsin there have
been three disastrous tornadoes. In
which lives were lost in Wisconsin,
previous to the one near Janesville.
There are also others of a more re
mote date which are not registered.
On July 7, 1H77, the little village
of Pensaukee, Oconto county, was to
tally destroyed by a tornado which
passed through the center of the
town. Eight persons were killed and
about fifty severely Injured. Nearly
all the bousiH and outbuildings in
the village were leveled and the loss
to live stoek nd crops was large.
At Racine on May 18, 188.'!, a por
tion of the city was destroyed by a
tornado and storm in which twenty
five persons lost their lives aud 100
were injured. Tho properly loss
amounted to about s2' 0,000.
By far the greatest damage that
was felt by any part of Wisconsin
through a wind storm was in New
Richmond, when, on June 13, thirty
three persons were instantly killed
and within a week seven more had
died as the effects of the storm
which all but wiped that village off
the map.
Former German Editor Dies.
Milwaukee. —Heinrich Huhn, for
twenty-five years aditor of Frieden
kor and Turn Zeitung, Milwau- ;
kee, died at the home of Ills youth
in Belleville, ill., aged 80 Jears He
left Milwaukee and retired to the lit
tle Illinois city near St. Louis three
years ago.
Check Identifies Dead Man.
New Lisbon. —The finding of a
check iu ivu old sock near the right
of way of the Chicago. Milwaukee
and St. Paul railway revealed the
identity of a man killed here by a
train on Oct. 23. The check was
drawn iu favor of Ezra McCord
i Portage.
Rey on State for Fund.
Madison The Black River Falls
relief committee has decided to con
struct a cofferdam at once and then
: to build a permanent retaining wall,
26 feet high. It wiil cost $15,000
more than is on hand, but the people
of the state are being relied upon to
make up the fund.
Father Finds Haze! White.
Janesville. -Charles White, futhei
of Havel White, who disappeared a
i few weeks ago, has returned from
I Chicago, w here he located his daugh
i ter in company with Vlthoi Bragg, a
j young Englishman. He compelled
, the couple to marry.
Pioneer Publisher Dead.
West Salem. —l-ioonard I .on ridge,
pioneer newspaper publisher of I.a
Crosse and a hanker of this city, difd
1 at h 8 home here of pneumonia, ag’d
85. For a generation be was one oi
j the most influential politicians in
Wisconsin.
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Racine Homecoming Planned.
Racine. —A homecoming celebra
tion to be held here in June of next
year is being advocated by several
prominent eitirena.
MISSOURI OUSTS
HARVESTER FIRM
_____
international Concern Fined $50,-
000 as Unlawful Combine.
HAS CHANCE TO GET BACK
Supreme Court Imposee Certain Con
ditions Whereby Concern May
Continue Ite Business—Special
Commissioner Sustained.
Jefferson City. Mo.—The supreme
zourt of Missouri handed down a
decision ousting tbe International Har
vester company from the state of Mis
souri and assessing that corporation
150,000 as an unlawful combination in
restraint of trade. In issuing a writ
of ouster tbe court upheld the decision
of Judge Brace, the special commis
sioner.
The court imposes this condition—
that If the company pays the fine, sep
arates Itself from the International
Harvester company of New Jersey,
files a statement of Its business and
shows to the court that It will obey
the laws in the future. It may be per
mitted to continue to do business in
the Rtate. It has 60 days to comply
with this order.
The court sustained the position of
Special Commissioner Brace on every
contention. It was declared In the
opinion that competition was lessened
and that practically all of the harvest
er business was done by the respond
ent company in the state. It held that
It Is contrary to the laws of Missouri
for one company to conduct the busi
ness of another as, in this case, tbe
New Jersey company had no license
to do business in Missouri.
In September, 1910, the Interna
tional Harvester company was found
guilty of violating the Missouri anti
trust laws by a commissioner appoint
ed by the state supreme court. The
case was submitted to the supreme
court for affirmation last April. All
the companies which make up the In
ternational company are prevented by
the decision frotn conducting further
business In tbe state.
Commissioner Brace declared in his
report that the International Harvester
company, by reason of Its enormous
capital—sl2o,ooo,ooo—could not obtain
a license In Missouri, so the Interna
tional Harvester Company of America,
• s a selling agent, was organized and
obtained a license. This concern.
Judge Brace said, was organized sim
ply to evade the laws of the Btato
which barred the holding company
from entering. Tho commissioner
found that the international had prac
tically a monopoly on the sale of bind
ers in Missouri.
LLINOIS SOLONS FOIL DENEEN
Special Session of Legislature Ad
journs Sine Die.
Springfield, 111. While the gov
•rnor’s secretary awaited recogni
tion by the speaker of tho house
that body adopted a joint resolu
tion providing for Bine die adjourn
ment. This was hurried across the
corridor to the senate side and de
clared adopted by that body while the
house was receiving a message from
Governor Peneen officially proroguing
the session "to the Tuesday next
succeeding the first Monday in Janu
ary. 1913.”
Pursuant to this measure, the assem
bly adjourned without making provi
sion to pay its employes, who must
await the generosity of a future es
slon.
When the call for a special session
will go out has not been determined.
It may be predicted the date will not
be fixed until after the adjournment
of the December term of the supreme
court, about December 20. Several
suits are pending in the court which, if
decided against the state, will create
a condition of chaos such as never
existed In T’llnols. The governor
therefore will await the court's action.
The governor’s message recited con
ditions In the assembly and quoted
the constitutional provisions concern
ing the disagreement between the two
houses.
CRASH HURT RODGERS' BRAIN.
Airman Is Unable to Talk of Tiunge .
to Earth.
Pasadena, Cal.—Caibralth P. Rod
gers, who fell 125 feet while on
a mere 25 mile flight to end his
sea-to-sea Journey, is suffering from
concussion of the brain and is unable
to tell anything regarding the acci
dent which nearly cost his life.
He cannot talk connectedly asd
there has been nothing but surmise so
far to account for the mishap through
which he lost control of h's aeroplane
and plunged 125 feet down on a plowed
field near Compton, halfway between
Los Angeles and Long Beach.
Doctor Mattisoii said he expected
Rodgers to recover.
Weds on Eighty-Second Birthday.
\\ essington Springs, S. D.—William
F. Taylor celebrated his eight-second
birthday by making it his wedding
day. He married Mrs Hannah Barber.
Both are pioneer residents of Jerauld
county.
Millions for Dixie Roads.
Washington.—Nearly $44,006,000 has
been spent in road improvement by
the southern states alone during the
present year. This enormous total is
made up by expenditures In the vari
ous states.
Labor Leader s Sentenced.
Chicago—Maurice ("Moss”! En
right. business ageut of tag United As
soc! itlou of Plumbers, who was re
• cecity convicted of tho murder of Via
cent Altman, was sentenced to life
Imprisonment by Judge McSurley. a*,
ter he had been denied anew trial.
Mrs. Tarklngton Wins suit.
Indianapolis, Ind.—Judge Vinson
Carter of the superior court granted
i a divorce to Louisa Fletcher Tarking
ton from Newton Booth Tarktngtoc.
\ novelist aud plarwrtghL
STANDARD OIL PAYS
ITS FINAL DIVIDEND
Corporation Has Distributed $751,000,-
000 Since 1882—Payne Resigne
as Director.
New York. —Besides decla-ing a
dividend of seven dollars a share
for the last quarter of tbe year—the
last dividend to be declared before it
is dissolved —the Standard Oil Com
pany erf New Jersey made public Its
plan to conform with the mandate ot
the United States Supreme court.
Since the Standard Oil was given
corporate form In 1882 It has distrib
uted about $751,000,000 In dividends.
The Standard Oil Company of New
York also declared a dividend of $2Ol
a share, which is equivalent to a
dividend of $3.05 a share on the stock
of the Standard Oil Company of New
Jersey. The regular Standard Oil
Company of New Jersey dividend for
the last quarter of the year has been
$lO a share.
Following the meeting of the direc
tors formal announcement was made
of the manner of distribution of
stocks of subsidiary companies to tho
shareholders of the Standard Oil Com
pany of New Jersey. It provides that
in the segregation In compliance with
the decree of the United States Su
preme court fractional parts ot the
shares of subsidiary companies will
be exchanged for each share of the
New York corporation.
With the exception of the stock of
the Anglo American Oil Company,
Limited, the shares of the companies
will be ready for distribution Decem
ber 1. The distribution will be
made to stockholders of record as of
September 1. The stock of the Anglo-
American company will be distributed
at a later late, of which the stock
holders will be dn'v notified. Share
holders of the Standard OU Company
of New Jersey will receive in ex
change for their stock, the stock of
thirty different compan.'es.
The basis of distribution was de
termined by the capitalizations of the
Standard Oil Company of New Jersey
and its subsidiaries. Thus In the
case of the Atlantic Refining company
a holder of one share of the Standard
Oil Company of New Jersey received
a proportional Interest in the capitali
zation of the Atlantic Refining com
pany, in this case 49996-983383 of one
share.
The report that John D. Rocke
feller, William Rockefeller and
others of the older group of Standard
Oil men are to retire from the company
and turn Its affairs over to the direc
tion of the younger element. Is offi
cially denied. Except for the resigna
tion of Colonel Payne, no other im
portant changes are expected.
PACKERS GRANTED MORE TIME
Nine Surrender on Bonde and Get
Habeas Corpus Writ.
Chicago. Nine of the ten Chi
cago packers under indictment for
criminal violation of the Sherman
anti-trust act and who were to have
gone to trial next Monday, surren
dered themselves to the federal au
thorities and secured an order for a
writ of habeas corpus. The hearing
was granted by United States Circuit
Judge C. C. Kohlsaat.
J. Ogden Armour, who is speeding
to Chicago, was the only defendant
who has not been granted the relief
of this latest effort to evade trial.
The defendants were released on
bonds of $30,000 each. The National
Surety company Is surety.
According to a statemen* made by
one of the counsel for the packers,
legal action was taken merely to set
tle a principle of law and not to delay
the trial of the packers.
The application for the writ came
as a surprise to the government conn'
sel.
ARABS PROTEST TO U. S.
Cable American Senate For Aid -at
Tripoli.
Washington. —A protest to the j
United States senate against al- 1
leged atrocities by the Italian army j
in Tripoli was received by cable from
the Egyptian high committee for aid
to Tripoli at Cairo.
Secretary Bennett took charge of
the cablegram, which was signed by
Prince Omar Toussoun, president of
the society.
The protest says “atrocities are being
committed by the Italian army against
an inoffensive population of aged
men, women and children,” and de
clares that "persons alleged to be
rebels but who are simply defending
their native sotl against a foreign
Invasion,” are being executed.
RICHESON'S TRIAL JANUARY 15.
Pastor Charged With Murder Pleads
Not Guilty” When Arraigned.
Boston. —Rev Clarence V. T.
Richeson will be placed on trial
January 15. 1912, on the charge of
murdering Miss Avis Linnet!. This
date was set when Richeson was ar
raigned.
Without emotion and in a clear
voice tho preacher pleaded “not
guilty."
Yale Has 3,224 Students.
New Haven. Conn.—Preliminary
registration figures issued at Vale
show a total student registration of
! 3.224. There is an increase in almos*
I every department of the university,
j The officers also show 516 professors,
instructors and officers of the uni
I versify.
Indicted as Kin's Slayer.
Kewanee. 111. -Ernest Schroeder was
indicted by the grand jury for the mur
| der of Ignats Schmidt of Geneseo, ar
aged rtiative.
Carnegie Heads Tax List.
New York —Andrew Carnegie s''ll
beads the tax list of New York city
‘ with on assessment on personal prop
erty valued at $10,000,000 and real es
tate valued at about $2,000,000. Since
1903 his property has been assessed
j on a valuation of $5,000,000.
Suffragists to Open a Room.
New York.—The Equal Franchise
society, founded by Mrs. Clarence M
Mac Key. ! about to start a suffrage
reading room and library on one ol
the cross streets east of Fifth avenue
EXPRESS COMPANY
: MSREDOUBLE
BADGER TAX COMMISSION IN
CREASES STATE’S REVENUE
by a large sum.
RATE IS PLACED AT $ll.lB
Last Year’s Growth Has Raised Value
of Property Owned By the Various
Express Companies in Wisconsin
from $1,809,629 to $3,861,830.
Madison.—The assessed valuation
of the property of express companies
and freight and equipment lines In
Wisconsin la near more than doubled
in the preliminary valuation an
nounced by the tax commission, re
cently appointed by Gov. McGovern j
The increase amounts to $1,962,-
301.00. The 1910 valuation was $l,-
899,520.00 and the new one is
$3,861,830.00. I. is not likely that
this valuation will be cut to any
great extent In the two weeks before
the announcing of the final assess
ment.
The preliminary valuations as an
nounced by the commission are:
Adams Express company, $168,-
000, as against $55,000 last year,
an increas of $113,000.
American Express company, $600,-
000, at; against $618,000, an increase
of $82,000.
Northern Express company, for
merly the Northern Pacific, $300,000,
as against $42,000, an increase of
$258,000. This great increase is
caused by the growth of the com
pany’s Hues in the state.
United States Express company,
$50,000, as against $28,600, an in
crease of $21,750.
Wells Fargo Express company,
$500,000, as against $310,000, an
increase of $lBO,OOO.
Western Express company, $lOO,-
000, as against $35,000, an increase
of $65,000.
Pullman Sleeping Car company,
$1,130,000, as against $389,529, an
increase of $624,301.
The rate of taxation will be $ll.lB
per st,ooo of valuation. At this rate
the state will collect *43,175.16
from these companies. Figured at
this rate the increase in valuation
would mean an Increase ol receipt*
of $21,938.52
STATE DAIRYMEN AT BELOIT
Wisconsin and Federal Experts Ad
dress Annual Convention of Milk
and Butter Producers.
Beloit.—The annual convention of
Ihe Wisconsin State Dairymen’s as
sociation here heard a series of ad
dresses by leading authorities on the
subject of milk production and dairy
husbanding. The concluding address
and demonstration was by Prof. E. G.
Hastings of the state college of “Bo
vine Tuberculosis, Its Prevention,
Detection and Eradication.” H. C.
Taylor of Fort Atkinson addressed
the convention on “Farm Manage
ment.” Judge C. D. Rosa of Beloit
spoke on “The American Cow Reg
istry;” A. C. McDowell of the de
partment of agriculture at Washing
ton on "Soil Management;” W. D.
lames of Fort, Atkinson on
Construction,” and B. H. Kawl, chief
of Ihe dairy division of the depart
ment of agriculture at Washington,
explained the work of that division.
The extremely wet fall that south
ern Wisconsin has .experienced this
year delayed corn shredding, so that
many dairymen were prevented from
attending the convention, being In
the midst of that work.
STATE DRUGGISTS TO MEET
Wisconsin Pharmaceutical Associatior
in Annual Conference at N it
waukee on Nov. 21.
Milwaukee.—The Wisconsin Phar
maceutical association, a co-operative
organization, made up of 487 Wis
consin druggists, will hold its annual
meeting and banquet at the
Blatz on Tuesday evening, Nov. 21.
More than 100 druggists are expected
to attend. The business meeting will
be followed by a banquet at which
E. G. Raeuber, genera! manager of
the association's plant and labora
tories in Milwaukee, and local secre
tary of the Wisconsin associatior
will act as toastmaster.
Will Have Sanatarium,
La Crosse.—With the introduction
of a resolution to appropriate money
for a site, the La Crosse county board
has taken the first step for the erec
tion of a tuberculosis sanitarium at
this place. It will be a quasi state
institution, oeing supported in part
by the state
Highways Will Get Benefit.
Madison.—The Wisconsin high
ways will profit directly from the
state's new motor tax law. Nearly
three-fourths of this money, the to
tal of which will amount to about
SIO,OOO a year, will be expended in
repairing highways.
Grass Destroyer Kills Cattle.
La Crosse. —A quack grass de
stroyer placed in a field that after
ward was used as a pasture destroyed
a herd of forty-eight dairy cows
Third Diphtheria Death.
La Crosse. —The third death due
to diphtheria within a week occurred
at the home of A. Peterson, when
their 3-year-old son died. There are
a number of cases in the city, among
them being one of the physicians who
has been treating diphtheria patients.
Racine County Had 13 Suicides.
Ravine —According to a report of
Coroner Hoyle there were thirteen
suicides in Racine county from Nov.
28. 1919. to Nov. 7. 1911.
BADGER NEWS
BRIEFLY TOLD
Kenosha.—Anna Livingston, flfty
i eight, formerly a Milwaukee wom
; an, pleaded guilty to being a white
| slaver in the municipal court here and
was sentenced for two years to the
state prison In Waupun. She was
charged with enticing Loretta Wells,
seventeen, to go to Chicago. The wo
man and the girl were arrested at a
house at 62 Illinois street and the girl
made a complete confession. Tbe
Wells girl was sent to tbe state indus
trial school for girls at Milwaukee.
Milwaukee.-—While trying to cross
Reed and Florida Btreetß Mary,
four-year-old daughter of Joseph
Sabfen, 320 Florida street, was struck
by a Racine interurban car and re
ceived injuries from which she died
four hours later at the Emergency hoe
i pital. The child started to cross the
street and either failed to hear the
warning gong of the oncoming car or
disregarded the signal, and walked di
rectly In front of the car. The motor
man did all Id his power to bring the
car to a stop.
La Crosse.—Ella Schoppe and
Genevieve Wilson of Watertown,
both aged sixteen, came here recent
ly In quest of situations In hotels. Not
finding desirable employment of that
nature they admitted at the office of
the state free employment bureau that
they could not do ordinary housework.
After a week spent here in an effort
to find agreeable work they expressed
a desire to get home, but had no
money. Poor Commissioner Burdick
wired Miss Schoppe’s father to send
for them.
Superior. The vicinity of the
now famous Dietz farm on the
Thornappl* river is this year to be
the scene of more deer hunting than It
has since the appearance of John
Dietz. With Dietz serving a term In
Waupun, the timidity of hunters in
former years has no excuse for exist
ence, and, according to reports, they
are crowding into the territory, which
is admittedly one of the best deer
hunting grounds In northern Wiscon
sin.
Eau Claire. —Fire which entirely
destroyed Botsford Bros.’ general
store at Altoona, and the resi
dence of Mrs. W. L. Botsford and the
tceboune of William Howard, fanned
by a high wind, threatened the entire
town, but the work of a fire engine
and firemen sent from Eau Claire
stopped the spread of the flames. The
loss is estimated at $30,000, with an
insurance of about $15,000.
Port Washington.—Wreckage of a
two-story frame dwelling has been
drifting onto the shore of Lake
Michigan at this point for several
days. Frank Wilson, captain and own
er of the pleasure yacht Loyloa, towed
Into this' port a two-story clapboard
wall about 30x50 feet in size, found
afloat one mile from shore In Lake
Michigan. It is a mystery where the
wreckage comes from.
Richmond. Peter Christianson,
eighty, died at* the St. Croix
county poorbouse near this city. He
had wandered from the detention hos
pital. Minneapolis, and when picked
up near this city was so weak he could
neither proceed further nor give a sat
islactory accouri >f himself, it was
learned that he was on his way to
visit his son, supposed to be in Me
nomonie.
Madison. —Thirty men have re
ported for registration in the Uni
versity of Wisconsin Rifle club. The
organization Is a member of the Na
tional Rifle association of America.
All members of the student body and
faculty are eligible to membership.
Guns and ammunition are furnished
free by the university. A short dis
tance range is furnished iu the gym
nasium.
Monroe.—The body of Isaac Gor
dee, forty-nine, a farmer living be
tween here and Browntown. nine
miles west, was found frozen stiff by
the roadside. It Is thought he attempt
ed to walk from Browntown to his
farm and was overcome by the
cold.
Eau Claire. —Dennie Quirk, aged
sixty-seven, and single, arose at
3 a. m. at the home of his niece, Mrs.
Philip Meagher, where he boarded
and cannot be found. He was without
hat or coat and left his money and
watch behind him. This and the fact
that he has been sick gave cause for
fear he has made away with himself.
Fond du Lav.—A hunting trip
in the northern woods in search
of deer will be the honeymoon o r J.
W. Pepper, Chicago, and Miss Mayme
Medoline Sturges of Eden, thl county.
Pepper brought his bride-rt'.ct to this
city. The ceremony w-. performed by
Justice R. C. Fairbanks and they left
for the north
Beloit. —Farmers say hired help
was never more difficult to obtain
and keep than at the present time.
There are instances near here of farm
ers being entirely without help, doing
the work on a large farm and milking
fifteen or twenty cows.
Madison. —State Treasurer Dahl
received a check for $574.95 from
the city of New RKhmond, which
a few years ago was wiped out by a
cyclone, for the Black River Falls re
lief fund Over $24,000 has been
subscribed to the fund.
Racine. —A way freight on the
Chicago & Northwestern railroad
between Racine and Kenosha was de
railed and piled up, blocking traffic
on the road. According to officials of
the company, tbe wreck was not a
serious one. and no one was injured.
Janesville. —Mrs. Herman Henke
is locked up in the county jail
pending an investigation as to her san
ity Mrs. Henke attempted to kill her
four-year-oid child and commit suicide
by taking carbolic acid herself. She
was prevented by her husband

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