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Vernon County Censor
O. G. MUNSON, Publisher
While Germany continue* her am
bitious program of naval construction,
the admiralty authorities of the Em
pire continue to discuss the practical
value of the submarine torpedo boat
in time of war. These authorities are
a house divided and such a condition
is not likely to permit the best or
even a commensurate development of
the submarine branch of the German
navy, says the Philadelphia Press.
Little is heard in the United Btates
of late concerning the submarine arm
of the service, hut our naval authori
ties are known to be vigilant In watch
ing what the other nations are do
ing. Evidence accumulates that Eng
land has probably gone ahead of all
other governments in bringing the
submarine type of torpedo boat to a
higher degree of perfection than has
been attained elsewhere. It Is under
stood that a flotilla of submarines
constructed as part of the British
naval program Is the most powerful
and best equipped In the world. Brit
ish nsval engineers are said to have
evolved a type of boat having high
speed both on the surface and under
the water. If reports are true, the
drawbacks of earlier types of subma
rines have been overcome. The ma
chlnery works perfectly and explc
sions wbteh were formerly frequent
in this craft have been eliminated
A tremendous task, that of counting
the stars up to the nineteenth tnugni
tude, has been undertaken by the
Dutch astronomer. Professor Kapteyn,
who bag collected all the material fur
nished by the most recent discoveries,
notably those from the American ob
servatories. Stars of less size than
the fourteenth magnitude are found
In millions In the Milky Way. and the
work of counting them from photo
graphic plates can best be described
as similar to counting blood corpus
cles under a microscope Professor
Kapteyn places the total at 842 mil
lion stars, the average being 20.400
stars to the square degree of the
heavens. He has further calculated
that the total ligljt emanating from
all the stars is equal to 2,284 times the
luminosity of a star of the first mag
nitude. According to the Duth sci
entist the boundaries of the universe,
as far as human science has been able
to penetrate, extend to thirty-two
thousand light years.
But these country-wide conditions of
wind and weather are, after all. only
a part of the gamble by the farmer.
Insects fight bis fruits and grain from
the beginning of summer until the
frost, if early still another enemy,
comoc to relieve him. Local weather
is also an Important factor Corn rany
easily be checked in its maturing
weeks by Incessant showers, or may
be stunted by lack of moisture. Oats
In the harvesting are delicate things
to handle. Too much rain uw.:ns de
lay In housing tho cereal and too
much dry weather means destruction
to the corn and other cereals In the
very next field. Altogether, the far
mer's life Is not one of unalloyed
bliss Ho gets no summer vacation
and must not only expose himself to
all the elements with unremitting toll,
but must do these thing', under the
haunting fear that some pjcullar and
freakish vagary of the weather will
come along and sweep most of his
profits away !n a single day.
The declaration has been made by
a Chicago police judge that society
women who play bridge whist for
money stakes are gamblers, and that
If he Is called upon to try a case
where women are accused of gam
bling at bridge be will treat the ac
cused exactly as he treats men gam
blers. This may be relied upon to
cause a fluttering of devotees If
it should put an end to playing bridge
whist for money stakes, society in
Chicago would be better off.
It's an 111 wind. etc. A Chicagoan
was pushed off a moving trolley car
and found SSO In the street However,
we do not favor the pastime of push
ing passengers off street cars indis
The weather men are telling the
people to reject wild geese and even
the goosebone as weather forcasters
The weather men can best advance
their cause by furnishing the people
wltt better forecasts
A New- York woman wants a divorce
because her husband has not spoken
to her in six years. Possibly he hag
never had a chance.
The Kansas City citlzeu who prayed
so loudly that he disturbed the neigh
borkood must have been praying tor
The swat the fly days having fled, tt
behooves householders to swat the
window screen.
The theory that the dead do not
arise again does not bold good with
dead leaves—especially when a heavy
wind is blowing.
An exchange tells us that tattoed
men are no longer popular. The pub
lie . inicroeied in another kind of
moving pictures.
Argentina bought Itself the biggest
battleship in the world, and all It
needs now is somebody to fight with
i/Vitness Swears He Was Tricked
Out of $10,000,000.
Leonidas Merritt Tells Steal Probers
Oil King's Almoner Proposed a
"Freezeout" —Trust Head
Will Be Summoned.
Washington. —John D. Rockefeller
and his almoner, Rev. F. T. Gates
of Montclair. N. J., will be in
vited by the bouse committee of in
quiry into the United States Steel cor
poration to reply to testlmoy given by
Alfred and Leonldl* Merritt of Duluth,
Minn., charging that. Rockefeller,
through Gates, took from them in 1892
$10,000,000 In Mesaba Iron mine and
Duluth, Missabe Northern railroad
securities to satisfy a cail loan of
$420,000. These securities were after
ward sold to the United States Steel
corporation. 1 .eonldas Merritt sub
stantiated in greater detail the story
told by his brother Albert of how
Rockefeller wrested from him the rail
way. which the oil magnate later sold
for and which was the key
to those vast ore holdings now valued
at $700,000,000.
Merritt declared he turned down a i
proposition from Rockefeller with the
reply that he was not ''stealing for a
lvtng;” lie culled Hev. L. I) Gates,
Rockefeller's "charily” pastor and go
between In the loan negotiations, "a
liar" for representing that tho oil
man was "hard up,” and he told bow
he turned to H. C. Frick, only to be
And when he had finished Chair
man Stanley declared:
Mr. Rockefeller ought to be sum
rnoned here and will be summoned.”
With a bitterness that lent emphasis
to his utterances and at times fairly
beside himself with pent-up rage, Mr.
Merritt related bis story. lie de
. lared that It was after he had turned
Jowu a proposition from Mr. Rockofel
ler which he characterized as “steal
ing," that Mr. Rockefeller called o
him to pay a $1,000,000 loan nod
brought about his downfall. Ths prop- j
jfsltlcu, Mr, Merritt said, came through
Hev. Dr. Gates.
"I listened in amazement to it." said
Merritt. “It meant that several men
would be thrown out of the company
and their stock taken. I turned to
Gates and suid:
” ‘Mr. Gates, you came from John D.
Rockefeller. Go back to John D. Rockc
teller and tell him that when I stenl
for a living I will steal for myself '*
Executive of San Domingo Falls Vic
tim to Assassin's Bullet.
Washington.—Dispatches to the
state department report the assassl
nation of President Ramon Cacercs
of Hanto Domingo by supposedly pc
lltlcal foes.
Tho American charge d'affaires re
ports that President Caceres was leav
ing the house of Leonte Vasques,
where he had made a rail, when ha
was shot by two men. Luts Tejera and
Jaime Mote, Jr. The wounded man
ran to a stable near the American le
gation. where he was pursued and fa
tally shot by the assassins.
Santo Domingo.—The assassins of
President Caceres have been exe
General Piental and M. Tejera were
quickly convicted of the murder and
both were beheaded.
The situation is so serious that the
diplomatic corps bra cow taken charge,
fearing anti-American outbreaks
Resolution Asking Him ar.d Mitchell
to Withdraw Voted Down.
Atlanta, Ga. The American Federa
tion of lather have voted that
President Samuel Ootnpers, John
Mitchell and other labor leaders can
continue as members of the Na
tional Civic federation and have as
their associates therein August Bel
mont. Andrew Carnegie and other so
called enemies of organized labor.
The convention defeated the resolu
tion “respectfully requesting" Its of
ficers to resign from the Civic Fed
Friends of Defeated Candidate Plan
Fight for Governorship.
Baltimore, Md. Friends of Ar
thur P. Gorman are preparing to
contest the election of Phillips Lee
Golduborough. Republican, for gover
nor. The Democrats say the super
visors of elections did not have the
legal right to put the name of Wil
liam H. Prune on the ballots as a
"progressive Democratic" candidate
for Judge in Baltimore, and that his
name on th ticket led nearly 4,000
1 Democrats to vote for him.
Three Die in Hotel Fire.
Nashua, N. H. Three men are dead
i and a" f .h is in a hospital in a sert
-1 ous condition as the result ot inhaling
: smoke in a fire that burned the la
-1 terlor of the Benton hotel, a lodging
i house near the Union station.
Chase Quit* as Manager.
New York.- llal Chase resigned n*
manager of the American league club
at a conference with Frank Farrell,
owner of the club He will play first
base next season, receiving the same
salary as last season
Sullivan's Old Backer Dies.
Boston. — Michael T. Clarke, formerly
well known as a backer of John L Sul
livan when Sullivan was heavyweight
champion, died suddenly at bis place
of business here. He was sixty-tight
years old.
Bedford Quits the Standard.
New York.—E. T. Bedford resigned
|as a director of the Stanard G*i com
pany aud also as president of thy Bed
ford Petroleum company of Franc-*, the
Colonial Oil company and the Horns
Scry tutor company.
Slaughter of Allens Is Reported at
Hsianfu and Legrange Mission —
Nanking Is Cut Off.
Peking.—Chinese officials confirm
the report that a massacre of for
eigners, as well as Mancbus, has oc
curred at Slan-Fu. The legations be
lieve that the report will prow true.
There were forty foreigners in Blan-
Fu and many missionaries in the
smaller Shen-SI towns. Up to the
piesent only Chinese reports have
been received regarding the massacre.
There has been no telegraphic or
postal communication with 81an-Fu for
more than three weeks.
The Swedish missionaries, Messrs.
Sandberg and Erickson, have arrived
here from Tien Tsin. They said a tel
egram had been received from Btan-Pu
before their departure from southern
Shen-81 announcing the murder of
Mrs. Heckman, a school teacher, aud
five foreign children.
Many Chinese girls In Miss J. Beck-
Ingsdaie's school who were mistaken
for Manchus because of thier big feet
were also reported to have been mur
dered. A German, Philip Manners, was
among others killed.
The Y M. C. A. is the only Ameri
can religious body having workers in
the Sian-Fu field.
Even Wife Not Allowed lo Courtroom
for Opening Arguments.
Kansas City, Mo.—All witnesses
except the defendant in the Dr. B
Clark Hydo murder case were excused
by a rule sought by the state from
the courtroom. Thus for the first
time sol nee Doctor Hyde was brought
to trial he faced his accusers alone
The seat beside him usually occupied
by bis wife was vacant. Members of
the Swope and Hyde family were the
only witnesses present. The state’s
witnesses In the courtroom were Mrs
Logau O. Swope and her three chil
dren. Thomas H. Swope, Jr.. Mrs. Lucy
late Bryne and Margaret Bwope. Doc
tor Hyde and Mrs. Hyde were the onto'
witnesses for the defence. All the wit
nesses were sworn.
Many Clashes Between Invaders and
Opponents Reported.
Tripoli.—The Italians report that
the Turks were repulsed In three out
post attacks with a total of 29 killed.
Five aeroplanes returning to camp
reported that ther * had been no change
In the Turkish position. The aviators
succeeded In dropping bombs lusid*
the Turkish which was de
At the same time the Italian armored
cruiser Carlo Alberto bombarded the
village of Amrus and the fort of Henm.
a few miles from Tripoli.
A lively combat also occurred at
Denia. where the Turks attacked un
der cover of a fog. but cere driven
Yale Men Routed by Stream of Water
In New Haven Playhouse.
New Haven. Conn. —An Inquiry
will bo made by the police and
the Yale authorities into the disturb
ance In the Hyperion theater in which
about 400 students were ejected from
the theater by police after the stage
hands had turned on a hose aud
drenched tnnnv in the audience. This
was followed outside by hand to bond
It was the bloodiest riot ever seen in
New Haven, and after it was over
2.000 students congregated about the
theater and threatened to continue the
Soldiers Enroute From Philippines In
Collision Near Logan, la.
Logan, la.—Tveiiiv United States
soldiers were Injured here when
a special train of soldiers en
route from the Philippines to Chicago
on the Illinois Central railroad collkt
ed head-on with a west-bound 'reigut
train. Two of the Injured soldier?
are said to be fatally Injured.
Engineer llaviland of the special
was killed In his cab aud bis fireman
fiddly Injured
The wreck occurred one mile east of
Logan and Is said to be due to a fall
uie on the part of the telegraph opera
tor In delivering a hold order to the
Mother of China s Baby Ruler Is Said
to Have Eloped.
San Francisco—Princes toil, moth
or of the baby empress of China and
wife of the prince regent, has eloped
j with an actor. Yung Shu Lu. accord
j Ing to Chinese newspapers received
' here
| A number of newspapers published
i in China refer to the "disgrace that
j has come to tho royal family.” but
j only one. the Min Lu Po. the largest
j newspaper publisher In China, g-vvs
j the princess' name and an account of
! ihe elopement
Is Arrested for Kidnaping.
Neenah. Wi*. -Charged with abd :ct
i Ing Mabel Keagie, aged slxseea years,
from her home at Peoria, HI., C. K
' Keller, twenty-eight years old, was ur
| rested here and taken to Peoria Mist
j Keagie came here about a merit! -
• ago
Germany Buying Black Walnut.
j Bloomington, 111. Black walnut
j wood is now being * -chased by Ger
many In this country, shipment of IS
‘ car loads. oO.DoO feet, leaving here for
- Hamburg.
Death Takes Walter Wyman.
Washington.—Walter Wyman, snr-
I scon general of the United States puo
j He health and marine hospital service.
died at Providence hospital, following
lan Illness oi several months. Dr. Wy-
I man was lorn at St. Louis, August 17,
| 1848
On Their Thlid Honeymoon.
New York,—Mr. and Mrs Michael
j B. Flaherty, twice wed and twice rtl
i rorced. nre on tht* third honeymoon
: trip. They w ere married again hep
•by r. . derman.
Young Teacher Describes Attack
by Kansas Mob.
Testimony Adduced Causea More Seri
cue View of Affair Which Has
Been Regarded ay Many
Hugh Joke.
Lincoln Center, Kan. — Mary Cham
berlain, tho school teacher of
Beverly, whose tarring by a gang
of men near Shady Bend has aroused
wide indignation, told her story of the
attack in court here. Facing three of
the men accused of complicity in at
tacking her, she told of her terrifying
experience. Her story waa dramatic.
She gave a coherent narrative, in a
low, even voice. Not once did she en
tirely lose self-control Nor did she
speak with feeling against the defend
ants. On croaa-evnmimuion her story
was unshaken.
Mi3B Chamberlain's narrative set
forth how Edward Ricord, a village
barber, decoyed her out into tbe
country on the pretense of going
to a dance, his alleged insults,
and their decision to return
home: bow when they had gone a
short distance a party of five masked
men dragged her from the buggy,
while Ricord fled, and tbe subsequent
pouring of tar on her, while others
rubbed it In with their hands; how
by this experience she was'made un
conscious and awoke to find herself
being driven home by the companion
who had deserted her, and how the
tar clung to her body for days.
Returning to the ride homeward
w’lth Itieord, Prosecutor McCanless
asked the witness if she knew any of
the men she met in the road.
"Yes, I recognized Sherrill Clark, A.
M. Simms and James Booze," she an
Miss Chamberlain waa asked If she
had not stayed at L. V. Green’s house
when her mother, who is Green’s
housekeeper, was absent. She declared
that she bad.
“Did these men you Bay tarred you
treat you roughly?” queried Attorney
“They were not rough, but I suf
fered ill effects from their treatment.”
“Didn't you testify in a justice's
court hearing that yon were not in
"No. sir; I said no bone* were
“Did they tear your clothes?”
“No, sir.”
Circuit Court Grants Leave to File
Writ and Appeal.
Chicago.—A delay of at least
two days lu the beginning of the
trial of tho nine Chicago packers In
dicted for violating the Sherman anti
trust law was secured by their coun
sel In the federal district court here.
The delay was granted by Judge C.
C. Kohlsaat In the United States cir
cuit court after the defendants had
been defeated in efforts to make ef
fective a writ of habeas corpus. An
appeal to the United States Supreme
court was allowed by Judge Kohlsaat
After deciding to quash ihe writ of
habeas corpus and ordering the de
fendants remanded to their sureties,
Judge Kohlsaat agreed to delay for
mal entry of his decision and order
for two days. This, it Is asserted,
will postpone the opening of tbe
criminal trial of the packers
enough to permit the indicted
men to get their appeal to the United
States Supreme court, before they au
tomatically accept jurisdiction in the
district court by appearing at the trial
Suffragettes Attar* British House of
London.—The "campaign of dem
onstration" which the suffragettes
decided to make was begun last night
with riots of unexampled violence in
the West end of London and the par
ticipants were roughly handled by the
They had threatened to force their
way Into the house of commons and
make a protest on tbe floor of the
house against the prime minister’s
refueai to pledge the government to
a hill giving equal suffrage to both
sexes, but they failed even to reach
the entrance to arllamenL
Thwarted by ’ the police, who ar
rested 220 vornen and three men, the
suffragettes resorted to window
smashing. L'riven from Parliament
square by tbe police. 1.800 of whom
were on duty, the women, accom
panied by sympathizers and gangs of
rowdies, proceeded through Whitehall
armed with bags of stones concealed
under their coats and broke windows
in public buildings.
Strikers Are Turned Down.
Atlanta. Ga. —The American Federa
tion of I,abor will not levy an assess
ment for the striking shopmen on the
lilinotß Central and Harriman lines.
The convention adopted a resolution
pledging "moral and voluntary" finan
cial support of the strikers.
Indiana Bars “All Day Suckers.”
Indianapolis. Ind —“All day suckers," !
community pencil boxes and chewing
gum are to be banned from public ■
schools of Indiana by order of ths !
state board of health.
George B. Cox Quits Banking.
Cincinnati. —George B. Cox. presi. j
dent of the Cincinnati Trust company,
announced that his bank had consoll-;
dated with the Provident Savings |
Bank and Trust company of this city, |
and stated that be has retired from 1
the banking bueir-*ss.
Nine Hurt In Train Wreck.
TuMa. Okia—A Midland Valley
railroad passenger train left the track
near Btxby. 15 miles soutt; of Tulsa,
and nine persons were serious’y in
sured. Two coaches turned over
Denver Prosecutor Makes Opening Ad
dress at Trial—Says Killing
Denver, Colo.—-Evidence to prove
that the killing of her husband
by Mrs. Gertrude Patterson. Septem
ber 25 last, was a deliberately planned
crime was introduced by the prosecu
tion at the trial of the beautiful wo
man here.
Witnesses testified that Mrs Pat
terson hovered around the Phipps
sanitarium, where her husband was a
patient, for nearly an hour, waiting
for her husband to come to a place
where she might safely shoot him
Prosecutor Benson told the jury the
state wou! J prove the murder was
premeditated and unprovoked and
that the sta e asked for a first degree
conviction and the extreme penalty
provided by the law.
A. p Stugert, a carpenter, living
near the jeene of the shooting, was
one of the most important of the
state’s witnesses. He was working
about the yard of his home when he
heard two shots fired In rapid succes
sion. Witness said that he saw Mrs.
Patterson shoot her husband the third
time, after his attention had been
attracted by the first two shots.
” 'My God. My God/ the man said."
the witness said.
"He was on bis bands and knees.
I called out to the woman to stop."
He ran towards the couple, when he
reached them the man lying on his
face and the woman was stooping
over him. Mrs. Patterson then ran
and entered the Hendrie home, where
she was arrested when the police ar
"The man was still gasping." said
Shugert. "I spoke to him but he could
not reply. I turned him over and
found a re\ river under his body.”
All Passengers, Including William Jen
nings Bryan, Are Taken Off.
New York. —Twenty-five miles off
her course, the steamer Prinz
Jaaclutn in the AUs service of
tbe Hamburg-Amc ucan line, is ashore
on Samana island, an uninhab,'table
rock about a mile wide and eight
miles long, thirty miles north of For
tune Island. Bahamas.
A message received here stated that
the passengers and malls had been
transformed to the Ward liner Segu
ranca. on her way from Santiago de
William Jennings Bryan.
Cuba to Nassau, and that the Ward j
liner Vigilanela would stand by the
Prinz Joachim until wrecking tugs !
William Jennings Bryan, his wife
and son are aboard and in a message j
he sent to his brother. Charles Bryan, |
in Lincoln, Neb., be said that the ves- j
sel was aground a mile from shore
and there was no danger. He added
that he would go on to Kingston,
where he will meet his brother-in
law, a Brl'ish army officer.
Retail Lumber Dealers of Michigan
File Answer to Indictments.
Detroit, Mich.—The Michigan Re
tail Lumber Dealers’ association.
Its officers and directors, answered
In the local federal court to the
indictments charging violation of the
Sherman anti-trust law. They ad
mit the collection and dissemination
of Information concerning manufactur
ers. Jobbers and wholesalers dealing
directly with consumers, but deny con
spiracy. intimidation and blacklist
J. D. McNay Is Killed in Practice — j
Two Others Hurt.
Savannah. Ga. —During a spin about ,
the course over which the big race j
for the Vanderbilt cup is to be run
next week. Jay D. McNay. tbe driver
of a Case car. was instantly killed,
and his mechanctan. William Maxwell
badly injured, when the car over- .
turned as it was rounding a turn. A ;
short time after Joseph Dawson, driv j
er of a Marmon car. was caught in j
a jam while trying to pass anothei j
car and badly hurt.
Castro Wins One Battle.
Mexico City.—A dispatch from Car- j
a’cas says Gen. Cipriano Castro, ex
president of Venezuela, won a battle j
in Venezuela. General Castro had en- j
tered his native country with several j
thousand followers.
End Chicago Lorimer Quiz.
Chicago.—The special committee of i
the United States senate which has
been investigating the election of Sen- !
ator William Lorimer. ended its hear- j
ings in Chicago, it will reassemble in j
Washington December 5.
Jilted Girl Gets SB,OOO.
Des Moines, la.—May A. Nolan, j
school-teacher, was awarded a verdict j
at Indfanola of SB,OOO agatnst W. H
Glynn, banker of Cunningham, for
breach of promise to marry.
Banker Cummins Is Guilty.
New York. —William J. Cummins,
former president of the Carnegie Trust
company, was found guilty by a Jury of
iarceny in connection with bis use of
an alleged fund of $140,000 from the
Nineteenth Ward bank Sentence war
Offer Necessary T r*ining for Those
Who Elect to Follow Agricultural
Pursuits —Wisconsin Has Done Pio
neer Work in Movement.
Madison.—Prof. A. A. Johnson,
prip ipal of the new Milwaukee coun
ty school of agriculture, and former
principal of tho La Crosse county
school of agriculture and domestic
economy, has written a government
bulletin on “Couniy Schools of Agri
culture and Domestic Economy in
Wisconsin.” which just been is
sued by the United States depart
ment of agriculture. It contains il
lustrated accounts of the work done
at the following schools: Wausau,
Marathon county; Menomonie, Dunn
county; Winneconne. Winnebago
county, and Onalaaka, La Crosse
"Wisconsin was the first state in
the Union to organize a county school
of agriculture and domestic econ
omy.” writes Prof. Johnson. "The
early history of secondary agricul
tural education in this state dates
back to the winter of 1899, when the
state legislature appointed Dr. L. D.
Heniy, then state superintendent of
public instruction, a commissioner,
‘to investigate and report upon the
methods of procedure in this and
other states and counties, in manual
training aud in the theories and arts
of agriculture in the public schools.'
. The legislature of 1901 passed
a law embodying the recommenda
tions of Dr. Harvey and permitting
the establishment of two schools
“Secondary agricultural education
In Wisconsin is largely adapted to
the conditions found in the counties
whore such schools are located. Spe
cial efforts are made to furnish ad
ditional opportunities for schooling
to the 94 out. of every 100 rural and
urban school children who would
otherwise hnish their educa’ion with
the common schools. Thesa county
schools are, strictly speaking, agri
cultural trade schools ar.d have for
their sole object the educating of the
farmers’ boys and girls wbo do not
wish to take up an extensive college
course, but who are anxious to get
that form of training which will be
most useful to them when they take
charge of the home farm or the farm
home. The school is made the edu
cational center of the community,
and the farmer;, are free to call upon
it for assistance in any line of work
pertaining to farming and borne mak
The cost of maintaining Ihe Wis
consin schools is given as follows for
1909-1910: Marathon, $5,933.95;
Dunn. $10,4 25.75; Winnebago, $7,-
156.00; La Crosse, $14,281.02.
Yield Per Acre Exceeds All Other
States—Year’s Potato Crop Is
Worth Ten Millions.
Madison.—That Wisconsin Is first
among all states in the yield of grain
per acre is the report gotten out by
the Wisconsin state board of immi
gration. Of all states producing flax
during the ten-year period ending
1910, Wisconsin stands first; among
the nine states producing 1,000.000
bushels or more of barley, for the
same period, Wisconsin stands first;
among the sixteen states producing
10,000,000 bushels or more of oats,
Wisconsin is first. In the production
of poiatoes, rye, corn, hay, sugar
beets, the state occupies a leading
The value of the potato crop in
Wisconsin will approximate $10,000,-
000. according to Janies G. Mil ward
of the horticultural department of
the University of Wisconsin, in a bul
letin on ‘‘Commercial Potato Grow
ing in Wisconsin.”
Almost Unprecedented Slaughter of
Deer in Wisconsin This Year
Evokes a Protest,
Ashland. —The almost unprece
dented slaughter of deer which has
attended the favorable weather con
ditions since the opening of the hunt
ing season in northern Wisconsin has
lei to renewed agitation for the re
vision of the game laws to prevent
the killing of female deer, for a
period of twelve years at leaat. to
shorten the open season to at least
ten days of November and perhaps
to protect all deer and moose for a
closed season of two years or more
Wage Deadly Kni e Duel.
Sparta.— Engaging in a duel with
knives at Summit, near here, Paul
Jackeche, a laborer, was stabbed so
savagely that he is now dying and j
John Ponich is in the jail here on a
charge of attempted murder.
Prisoner Ends Life by Gm.
Madison. —Anton Aigner, who was
under arrest here for the larceny of
$3600 at Pocahontas, la., committed j
suicide la the county jail by turning
ou the gas.
Postoffice Robbery Repeated.
Highland.—Burglars broke into
the postoffice here, demolishing the
safe and carrying away $125 in cur- <
rency and over S4OO In stamps. This
ts tbe second time this office has been
burglarized in six mouths
Appo ~ts District Attorney.
Madison. — Edward P. Gorman of
Wausau has been appointed district
attorney of M=;:hon county by Got.
McGovern to suecevd Frank P. Rep
air, rexigr.ed.
Fond du Lac.—Frank Temple,
teamster, married, was instantly
j killed when he tossed a stick over his
• shoulder. The bit of wood struck hi*
gun. the contents of one barrel loaded
with rabbit 6hot was poured into hit
stomach and he gasped and died. Tem
ple, with a companion, Charles Silk,
was hunting rabbits weft of the city.
Temple rested bis loaded gun agaiust
an old Btump. Wbile tearing away
the tangled brush he threw a stick
back over his head. It struck th*
gun. which was discharged and the
contents of one barrel tore a bole In
the hunter’s stomach, causing instant
La Crosse. —Interested by balls
of green fire that appeared to be
shining at him from the air, Joe Wol
ford started toward them, thinking
them to be the eyes of a big owl. He
was hunting near Rice lake on French
island, and had lost his way. He wat
taken aback to find that the "owl” was
a large and ferocious wild cat crouch
ing in the fork of a tree branch. At
Wolford approached the w ildcat, emit
ted a yowl and. spitting like an ordi
nary tom. sprang at the hunter. Wol
ford, who was out of ammunition, took
to his heels, and failed to see what
became of the wildcat alter his
Peshtigo.—The finding of the
body of an unidentified man in an
old house near Northland has led the
relatives of the missing John C. Al
brecht to start an investigation with
the hope of learning something defi
nite from this case. Tbe body was
so decomposed that Identification was
impossible, but tho clothing may tally
with that worn by Albrecht when he
Kenosha. —With a view of mak
ing a test of the Baker law. the
mayor and city council of Kenosha are
defendants in a suit brought in the
name of the state to review the ac
tion of the council in transferring a
saloon license. The license was trans
ferred after the board of health had
condemned the building as cot sani
tary and unfit for a saloon.
Wausau.—E. L. Whitney of Mer
rill is probably tbe oldest deer
hunter in tbe woods in Wisconsin. He
is ninety-one years old. He left for
Bloomville on his annual trip after
venison. He Las never failed in many
years to get a deer each season. He
is a crack shot ami will no doubt get
one this yea. - as well.
Juneau. —The new addition to
the Methodist Episcopal church of
this city was dedicated. Prayer was
offered by Rev. J. O. Corr; scripture
lesson by Rev. H H. Kafer: sermon
by Rev. John Reynolds; dedicatory
services were read by Rev. Samuel Ol
son. A sermon was also delivered by
Rev. Mr. Kafer.
Superior.—The use of cigarettes
will hereafter bar students of
*he Superior high school from athlet
ics. The enforcement of this rule by
Principal Schofield, it is admitted, will
be severely felt, as the majority of
those prominent in athletics are con
firmed smokers.
Madison. —How to care for the
feet is the subject of the second
health bulletin issued this year to the
students at the University of Wiscon
sin by the faculty committee on hy
giene. Pointed toes, high heels, patent
leather, enameled leather, stiff and
narrow shoes are condemned.
Wausau. —Arthur Hoge, Athens,
is considered Wisconsin’s cham
pion skunk hunter. He brought
to earth eleven of the pestiferous ani
mals in one skirmish. In going through
his father’s woods be saw a tall pro
truding through a knot hole of a hol
low log. By stamping on the log he
frightened them out one by one and
dispatched them as fast as they ap
peared. save tbe twelfth one. which
rives to tell the tale.
New - Richmond.—Varnum B. Kit
tle. seventy years old, for 55
years a resident of Alden, Polk coun
ty, drowned himself in a shallow
pool in Apple river, near his home. He
sent letters to his son James, with
whom he lived, and to other relatives
saying that he had no complaint to
make and had been treatei well, but
had grown too old to be of any use
in the world, hence concluded to taka
his life. Margaret Kittle, a trained
nurse in St. Paul, is a davghter.
Superior.—Posses are searching
for an unidentified lumber Jack
at Cedar Spur as tbe result of the
serious shooting of Joseph Maloney, a
Superior lumberman. The shot was
fired because of an altercation with a
."inductor on the Canadian Pacific, at
v hom tbe bullet was directed, but
Fennimore —While helping Charles
Becker to kill hogs, Raymond Gratz
was accidentally shot with the gun
they had ready to shoot the hogs.
Sheboygan.—A lone bandit masked
with a handken-Hlef held up
Henry Schoen and Elmw Hinze. driv
ing a delivery wtgon, and robbed them
of S2O. Tbe highwayman grabbed the
horse's bridle and pointed a revolver
at tbe driver. Schoen, who was or
dered to get out. Keeping Schoen un
der the coTer of the gun. the bandit
rifled his pockets and took bis wallet.
Racine. —Herman Kraemer. twenty
five. son of a well-to-do fanner
in the town of Norway, lc3t his left
hand In a corn shredder.
Oshkosh. —A Milwaukee member
of the Catholic sisterhood at the
convent attached to St Vincent de
Paul's church in this city has disap
peared and It is feared she may have
perished from the cold. Sbe wa*> scant
ily clad ir. her black robes She Sad
been visiting the local convent for
some months, following recovery from
an attack cf melancholia

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