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O. G. MUNSON, Publisher VIROQUA, - - WISCONSIN A NEOLITHIC VILLAGE. What Is thought to be scoilthle railed village has beet discovered near the main road between Harrogate and Bolton abbey, at a spot a few miles from Otley, by W. Storey of Fewston, member of the Royal Arch aeological society of Great Eritaln and Ireland. The discovery may be divid ed into two parts, says the London Times. In a dell behind a hill are twenty-four stone circles, varying In diameter from twenty to three feet, the whole being surrounded by evi dences of a stone wall. One of the stone circles was a well, and tw'o oth ers are Indisputably lron-smeltlng fur naces. A number of stone Implements, which experts ascribe to the neolithic period, have been found. On a site above the village Is a twenty-foot stone circle, commanding a magnificent view for miles down the valley and evidently at one time used as a look out On the other side of the hill are two stone circles connected by a huge stone slab, a small stone circle filled with smaller circles about eighteen Inches In diameter and two feet deep, containing charcoal, aud two large circular erections, supposed to have been used aa a place of wor ship aud •. crematorium. During recent years the growing tendency toward surgical Interference to cure disease has been a subject of unfavorable comment both In and out of the medical profession. It has be come the general belief that many practitioners are too ready to resort to the knife. For this reason opinions of prominent surgeons, as expressed at the congress recently held in Chicago, commend themselves as evidence of a saner professional view. These sur geons announce that the reaction has set In. and that, the drift Is away from operations and toward greater de pendence upon medicine. As the Ideas acquired at this congress will he Im pressed on the profession all over the country the effect of the discussions should be generally apparent. Let us hope that surgeons will bear In mind the advice of men eminent In their profession, who protest against oper ations that are not absolutely neces sary, says the Chicago Dally Journal. While the splendid achievements of modern surgery Inspire admiration It should not be forgotten that Its re sources are designed to be used only when less radical treatment proves un availing. The educational Influences of the mine demonstrations In this city, says the Pittsburgh Post, are already re sulting In good. Birmingham. Ala., in the midst of the southern coal fields, Is taking steps for an exhibition along similar lines In that city. The de mand for greater safety In the mining industry is heard from all por tions of the world, where the toll of death has been levied with appalling regularity for yearn. It Is believed that the demonstrations here this week will prove of Inestimable value In the saving of human lives and in adding to the safety of the Industry, i — . ■ A woman In New York choked a burglar Into submission to save a de tective the burglar was trying to shoot. Occasionally, antl-ruffragetto i sneers are heard about the Imposslbll- ' i*.y of a woman's doing such public \ duty as a policeman's, for Instance. That Massachusetts youth who bas Just received a gold watch on his com ing of age tn commemoration of the fact that ha never smoked, never touched a drop of liquor, never used a profane word and never kissed a girl outside his own family should have been given au alarm with It J Ptarpont Morgan paid S2O to a Massachusetts barber who shaved the great financier without making the tears come, it la hoped this ntay cause other barbers to lose no time In sharpening their razors. Now York doesn't know what to do with the statue of Diana, or, the tower of Madison Square Garden which Is soon to be torn down. Why not send her to Newport? An eastern youth Is suing for the *l2 be spent on a damsel who t run htm down. Why doesn't he make a good Job of It and send In a bill for the time he spent? According to recently compiled sta tlstlcs there is a birth every four min utes in New York. Owing to the lack of tog cabins In New York few of the babies that are born there are ex peeted to have any chance to become presidents. It Is proposed to provide all Chi cago thoroughfares with names easy to pronounce. Gentlemen going home on the owl car will appreciate this suggested reform. One Chicago man asserts that hunt ers would be safer in the big woods If they wore red jackets. Yes. and carried automobile sirens. ___________ That new visitor la the skies might j as well turn around and chase Hal i ley's comet. Everybody's too busy to bother with It. Those paragraphers who are trying to locate the "perlect wife" would do well to read a stx beat seller. CONGRESS BEGINS REGULAR SESSION Leaders Predict That It Will Be Busy and Interesting. LAWS AND POLITICS MIXED Proceedings May Make and Unmake Presidential Candidate*—Trusts and Tariff Occupy Chief Place. Washington.—Tne senate and the house of representatives, composing the regular session of the Sixty-second congress, began what promises to bo the liveliest session in recent years. The two words "busy” and "inter esting” as a forecast of the proceed ings are used on high authority. In the rush of the opening the comment of the leaders was brief. It will be an Interesting session.— Senator La Follette. It will be a busy session. —Speaker Clark. The lower bouse of congress lor the first time in many years at a regular session, is In control of the Democrats. It may not be necessary to remind the country that the last session was a special one convened by the call of the president, and that Its time was given up largely to the discussion of two subjects, the tariff and reciprocity, subjects so nearly akin aa to be almost one flesh House aud senate claimed the pres ence of nearly full membership when Speaker Clark and Vice-President Sherman gave the authoritative thumps of the gavel, and the authori tative words that consideration of leg triation waa In order. President Taft will watch the proceedings of house and senate with a keen ard at times anx ious eye. If tariff legislation based on the reports of the tariff board' be passed, the president will hold that his vetoes of last summer have been vindicated and will feel perhaps that the prospect of re-election has been cleared of overhanging clouds As for the Democratic leaders, they seem to bo determined that If the ter -111 hoard’s report on wool Is In ac cordance with the Information gained by members of the ways and means committee, which, of course. Is dom inated by the Democrats, legislation based on the board’s report must be passed. The party leaders, however, seem to be determined that If the tariff board's report has In It a suspi cion of leaning toward the side of du ties which are too high, a bill cutting those duties shall be passed and sent over to the Republican senate for commendation or condemnation PRINCE CHUN QUITS POST. Action of Emperor's Father Pleases Chinese Rebel Leaders. Peking -An edict announcing the resign*'ion -f the regent. Prince Chun, was Issi • and by tho empress dowager. It Is signed by mem bers of the cabinet, and points out that his udminisiration has been un popular and that a constitution*! gov ernment has not yet been established, explaining this by the fact that compli cations arose, the people’s hearts were broken and the country was thrown into turmoil. In Chun s place two guardians have been appointed for the Infant cm poror, Pu Yl. They are Hsu Shth Chang, a Chinese diplomat, nnd Shih Hsu. n Manchu and close associate of tbe emperor. Both were formerly grand councillors. Yuan Shi Kal, tbe premier, is be lieved to have forced the regent to step down as a concession to the oft repeated demands of the revolution lsts. who have always regarded Chun as a traitor Y’uan now stands su preme at the head of the government, the sole d’.ties of the emper.-r and empress dowager being to preside at court ceremonials. ASSAILS KNOX SECRET FUND Representative Hamlin Criticises Taft on Charge of Irregularities. Washington Criticism of the president and secretary of state' for their Interpretation of the statute governing the secret fund for the state department was made by Repre sentative Hamlin of Missouri in a speech in the house Mr. Hamlin Is chairman on the committee on state department expenditures, which has been making an Investigation of this matter. lu six years, said Mr. Hauilin, de partment officials have expended se cretly $732,981. averaging $122,000 a year, when the secret fund appropri ated for such a purpose was only $90.- Otrfl a year. He called upon the bouse to amend the statute to prevent the fund becoming "the very haven of of ficial piracy." Kin of U. S. Grant Dies. Streator. 111. William Shields, whose mother. Nancy Grant Shields, was a full cousin uf the late President Grant, died at his home at Grand ridge. He was a Civil war veteran. Wickersham Is Stricken. Washington. Attorney General fc'ickersham was taken ill suddenly while attending a ca' 'net session. Dr I)e Laney. President Taft’s physi cian. was summoned from the war department. Mr Wtckersham is re ported not to be In danger. Kansas City Gets Pin Men. Des Moines, ia.—Kansas City was awarded the next tournament of the Mid-Western Bowling association at the convention of delegates George Strotz of Des Moines was re-etected president. Baby Born With Tooth. Akron. O. —The discovery has been made that one of the triplets born to Mrs Arthur Vandcreail of Kentnore came into the world with one tooth The three babies, two girls and a boy, are doing welt | ASKS U. S. TO TO END RUSSIAN TREATY Mass Meeting Demands 1832 Agree ment Be Abrogated—Prominent Men Speak. New York. —Resolutions urging the abrogation of the treaty of friendly relations between the United States and Russia made in 1832, when Nich olas 1. was emperor of Russia and James Buchanan was American min ister to St. Petersburg, were adopted I at a large mass meeting at Carnegie | ball last night. Many men of national prominence addressed the assembly and advocated such action. The meeting was under the auspices of the national citizens’ committee, which plans a series of similar demon strations throughout the country dur ing the next month in protest against discrimination by Russia In her re fusal foi many years to honor the pass ports of J jwlsh-Amerlcan citizens. Asa means to break fhe 30 years’ deadlock in diplomacy over the pass port question most of the speakers ad vocated the immediate notice to Rus sia of the abrogation of the long stand ing treaty, the terms of which they de clared have been violated by Russia. Speeches were made by men in the United States senate, the speaker of the house, and several members of that body, the head of Cornell univer sity. and several others. Every speak er brought out the Idea that the ’pass port question was not one of Judaism, but one of American honor. Andrew D. White, former United States ambassador to Russia, was one of the few speakers who strongly urged that Russia be Invited to arbi trate the question at The Hague be fore a movement was made to abro gate the treaty. He said-Russia was a nation of great pride and that per emptory demands would lead, as they always do, to Indignant rejoinders and reprisals, regardless of all justice. ROYAL ROW STIRS SPANIARDS Monarchists and Cabinet Back King in Clash With Aunt. Madrid. Tie controversy be tween King Alfonso and his aunt, the Infanta Eulalia over the book' the princess Is publisUirg under the pen name of Countess Avila, has caused a profound sensation throughout Spain. Official circles express displeasure at the publicity given the Incident la France. The monarchist press Is united In support of the king anil fears the con troversy will result in an unjust at tack upon Spain as an enemy of prog ress and civilization. The Repub lican press applauds the decision of the Infanta as "a virile and audacious act of rebellion.” The cabinet has considered the con troversy, and It is understood tl.ai it supports the king and Is conslderiuT cutting off the Infanta’s annual pen sion of 150,000. BIG PRISON PLOT IS BARED. Leavenworth Convicts Planned to Es cape During Vaudeville Show. Leavenworth, Kan. lnvestigation Into the finding of revolvers and ♦dynamite hidden in the yard of the United States penitentiary at Fort Leavenworth led the officials to be lieve that the convicts for whom the weapons were intended had planned to escape, when a vaudeville performance was to have been given In the prison chapel. Hundreds of men and women from Leavenworth would have been present. It Is believed that the plan of the convicts was to "hold up" the audience anil force the women to shield the plot ters until they could get to the u tin door of the prison. Public performances at the prison have been ordered discontinued. MOB OF 3PO WOMEN RIOT Proprietors of Triangle Waiet Cos. As sailed by Survivors of Fire. New York. —A mob of 300 women, survivors of the Triangle Waist fire. In which Ilf. girls lost their lives, attacked Isaac Harris and Max Blanck. proprietors of the waist company, when the men appeared in court to stand trial. AH the court officers In the build ing and the police reserves were call ed out to check the assailants. With torn clothing and disheteled hair the defendant* finally were re leased and escorted under heavy no lice protection to the courtroom SECOND GERRY HEIR BORN Mother Was Cornelia Harriman, Daughter of Railway Man. New Y'ork. Another heir to great names and fortune arrived at the town kr pise ol Mr. and Mrs Hub ert l.lvtngston Gerry, SIS Fifth ave nue. The baby, who came so near be ing s Christmas present, and his mother, who was Miss Cornelia Hur riman, daughter ol the late railroad master, are both doing well. Boy Fatally Shot. Goshen. Ind Frederick Cregler. fourteen, was shot by Harold Hutch inson. fifteen, firing at target. Creg- j ler diverted the muzzle towards his j own c r e ist. Cregler ran sixty feet j and fell dead at tils mother's feet. Charged With Consptracy. Oporto. —Castello Branco, who was minister to China during the days of j the Portuguese monarchy, was arrest- j ed here on the charge of conspiring | agaiust the republic while on a visit to Brazil. Effort to Get Job Disastrous. New York —Max Plotktn. a cost ’ cutter, in his eagerness to apply for a j Job he had found advertised in the ' want column of a Jewish newspaper, 1 tripped and fell headlong down a flight j of stairs and will probably die frost ; the effect- of his fall. Big Opium Den Raided. Philadelphia.— More than a score of j Chinamen were arrested and thou- j sands of dollars' worth of opium con- j flseated In a spectacular raid on CU’ oatown by govemmcß* ^b!* DECLINE IN VALUE | OF FARM PRODUCTS Less for 1911 Than for the Pre ceding Year. CROPS WC Tr H MUCH MORE ! Loss Chargeable to Animals and Their Products—Pertinent Paragraphs From the Annual Report. Washington.—The total value of farm products the past year has declined considerably from that of the previous twelve months, accord ing to the annual report of Secretary of l gricultur. Jame Wilson. The estii ate for 1911 is based on the census items, and is $8,417,000,- 000, or $277,000,000 under the total for 1910. The loss Is chargeable to the general classes of animal products aud animals sold and slaughtered. Dairy cows are the only farm animals for which increase of price Is indicated. Eggs, wool, butter and poultry have suffered in farm price during the year. In consequence of the decline of prices of farm animals and their products, this group is estimated as having pro duced a value of $3,913,000,000 in 1911. of $321,000,000 below the amount for j 1910. On the other hand, the crops are worth more than those for 1910, the estimate of their farm value being $5,504,000,000, again of $44,000,000 over 1910. Farm prices of all crops are higher than for 1910 except for cotton, cotton seed and flax seed, and thlß general fact, notvithstanding the oth er general fact that production was low, makes about ten crops of 1911 the most valuable ones of the same kind that the farms of this country have ever produced. With a value of more than twice that of the cotton crop this year and but little less than the combined val oles of the cotton, wheat, and oats crops, corn is by far the leading crop as a wealth producer. The estimate of 2,776.000,000 bushels indicates a pro duction that has been exceeded in only two years. The farm price of corn is now higher than it has been since the records of the department began in 186 C, except in 18SS. and this estab lishes a total value for the crop that reaches $1,700,000,000 and breaks the record. So pre-eminently Is corn the leading crop of this country that about three fourths of the world’s crop is grown here. But the exports of corn con stitute one-third of the world's export of corn. The year 1911 was a poor one for record-breaking crops, since the list includes only cotton and sugar beets. Mr. Wilson’s report begins v. i.h a se ries of shojf, pithy paragraphs, some of which are as follows: When the cattle-fever tick t destroyed In the southern states the country will get much more meat from that section, and the producing of it will build up the farms there. The hog-cholera serum developed In this department Is successful where It ts prop erly made and applied. The finest dates from the Bahara Des ert succeed In our southwest. Seven hundred and fifty million dollars Is the best estimate for poultry products this year. If good roads from the producer to the rousumer were general, tbe benefits to both would be considerable. Six hundred thousand short tons of beet sugar were made lust year In fi7 factories. There Is on estimated world s shortage of 1.600,000 long tons of sugar this year. The consumer pays a dollar for food: the farmer gets less than fifty cents for It. Who gets tlie rest? Uplift the farm home through the edu ctalon of the farmer’s daughter toward greater usefulness and attractiveness In the farm home. Save all the liquid fertilizers on the farm. In clsters, to he applied where crops are to grow: this wilt recover the greatest farm waste of our times. FIVE WOMEN SLAYERS TO DIE New York Quintet Sentenced to Death In Electric Chair. White Plains, N. Y\ The five bandits who descended on an Iso later farmhouse near Croton Luke No vember 9 and murdered Mrs. Mary Hall ( were all sentenced to death in the electric chair during the week of January 15. The men sentenced were Angelo Guisto, Vincenzo Coma, Felipe Di Marto, Lorenzo Call and Santa Zanza. Separate trials were held and In roost cases the Jury was out barely fifteen minutes. ALEXANDER’S VOTE IS HUGE. 315 Out of 317 Precincts Give Him 31,685 Over Socialist Candidate. Los Angeles, Cal. —Complete re turns from 315 out of 317 precincts in this city show the result of the contest held for the mayoralty as follows- George Alexander, good govern ment. 83.978; Job Harriman. Social ist, 52.293; Alexander’s majority- over Harriman, 31.655. The proposed prohibition amend ment was beaten by 87,344 to 31.691. Gas Explosion Fatal. St. Petersburg—Two employes j were killed and 40 injured by an ex- j plosion of gas In the gold-plating de partment of the Imperial minL The ( enttre plant was destroyed. . Plunged to Death. New York.—H'-ndreds of persons in \ Park Row sa an unidentified man I drop from the dome of the World j building, a height of more than 300 feet and plunge with terrific fore# on j the hood of an automobile. The man | was instantly kilted. German Captain Held as Spy. Portsmouth. England. Heinrich i Grosse, a captain in the German mer chant marine, was arrested on the j charge of being r spy and arraigned j at the police court here. The magis trate remanded him without bail. Miss Evelyn Dean Wedded. Greenwich. Conn. —Miss Evelyn | Katherine Dean, daughter of the late John E. Dean of Chicago, and Charles Francis Ke'-ioe of New Ro< Te were j united in marriage at Stony Ridge by Rev Harry Alley. HIGH COURT REFUSES TO GRANT STAY TO PACKERS Supreme Body Declines to Delay Crim inal Trial—Final Step to Avoid Hearing. Washington. The United States j Supreme court refused to grant a stay of proceedings to the packers under indictment in Chicago on chargee of violating the criminal sec tions of the Shrm&n anti-trust act. Thle means ttu t the ten packers roust go to trial at Chicago. The court's decision was the final step In a long legal contest to avoid trial at this time. Shortly before they were first cited for trial on November 20 nine of tbe indicted packers sought to have the United States circuit court at Chicago release them from custody on the ground that the Sher man anti-trust lav under which they were indicted, was unconstitutional as a criminal measure, particularly in view of the recent interpretation of j the law in the Standard Oil decision. Chief Justice White announced the . decision of the court. No opinion was i handed down, the chief Justice con tenting himself with the mere state ment that the packers' motion was re fused. JOHN D. QUITS AS OIL HEAD. Resigns Presidency of Company— Archbold to Succeed Him. New York. John D. Rocke feller has resigned as president and director of the Standard Oil company and is succeeded by John D. Archbold as chief of that corporation. Most of his associates who have figured in the big combine have also stepped down and out. Not a Rockefeller remains among the officers and directors of the Stand ard Oil company of New Jersey, chief of the oil corporations, which was the holding company up to the time of the recent dissolution of the great com bine. William Rockefeller. William G. Rocketeller, C. M. Pratt. H. M. Flagler. E. T. Bedford and others whose names have been prominent in the oil busi ness stepped behind the scenes. John D. iirchbold, one of tbe few members of the "old guard” to remain, became president of the Standard Oil com pany of New Jersey, and will control its destinies. Mr. Rockefeller for nearly ten years has been only nominally associated with Standard Oil. He has visited 26 Broadway only about once a year, and bis stays usually were limited to u few minutes. TOWBOAT BLOWS UP ON RIVER. Steamer Diamond Torn to Pieces— Heroic Work by Other Craft. Pittsburgh, Pa. —CapL E. A. Swa ney and four members of the crew of the towboat Diamond were killed in an explosion which wrecked the vessel while she was lying in the Ohio river off Avalon, six miles south. Five oth ers were injured. Two of the men rescued are terribly injured and may die. The boilers let go. but the cause of the explosion is not known. The disaster occurred near mid stream while a!! the crew save the pilot and the engineer we*e asleep. The big towboat was shattered Into a mass of splintered wood and twist ed iron and sunk almost immediately. • Joseph Hagen, deck band, Pittsburg. But for the presence of tbe towboat Alice and the heroic work of the crew, it is probable that all hands would have perished. U. S. DEFICIT STILL GROWS Disbursements Exceed Receipts by $20,641,000 for Current Year. Washington.—The deficiency of the federal government continues to grow. Up to date the disburse- \ ments of the current fiscal year have j exceeded the receipts by $20,641,000, while a month ago the deficit was $20,181,000. The government collected during November $56,589,000 and ex pended a total of $57,050,000. The re ceipts for the previous month were $56,054,000 and the disbursements I $60,188,000. The total amount in the | treasury’s general fund at tbe opening ; of business today was $132,244,000, as compared with $136,522,000 a month ago. EXPLAINS PENSION REQUEST Gov. Wilson Admits He Applied to Carnegie Foundation. Baltimore, Md. Gov. Woodrow Wilson in a signed statement is sued here tegarding a story that he had applied to the Carnegie founda tion for a pension, admitted that he i had made such application before bis election as governor of New Jersey. The governor justified his action on the grounds of long service as a teacher, that he had no private means to depend upon, and that "a man who goes into politics bound by the prin ciples of honor puts his family and ail who may be dependent upon him for support at tbe mercy of any in cpmlable turn of the wheel of for- ; tune.” Two Aviators Killed. London. —A double aviation fatality i occurred at Filey, near Scarborough, ! Yortcsbire Hubert Oxley, an aviator, was killed instantly and bis passen ger. Robert Weiss, suffered injuries from which he died soon afterward. Goes Blind in Sleep. Passaic. X. J —Cleveland W Speer, manager of*an automobile garage, awoke bereft of sight. Examination by physicians disclosed no abnormal condition and there was nothing to show what had caused blindness Lewis Case Quashed. St Louis. —United States District Judge Jacob Trieber quashed the In dictment against E. O Lewis, tbe pub lisher, charging him with using th malls to defraud. Seven Ohio Hunters Die. Cleveland. O. —A tale of seven dead 1 and thirty-eight injured is shown by j the statistics of the bunting season In Ohio, which opened on November 15. Mortuary statistics among the 1 rabbits, to serve as an offset, are looking IMADAS TO JAIL i JUDGE SENTENCES JAMES B. TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT, BROTH ER IS GIVEN 15 YEARS. CONFESSION IS MADE PUBLIC Dynamiter Declares He Is Sorry for Act and Is Prepared to Die to Atone for Crime—Government Hopes to Trace Plot to Its Source. Los Angeles, Cal., Dec. 6. —Judge Sordwell passed sentence upon James B. McNamaia, who pleaded gnllty to blowing up the office of tbe Los An geles Times, and upon John J. McXa | mara, his brother, who admitted hav ! Ing destroyed the Llewellyn iron i works. Life Imprisonment for James and 15 yearß for John were the terms im posed. A big crowd was in the courtroom and outside the building. Los Angeles had been under excitement all day. Early in the morning the text of James B. McNamara’s confession was made public, and there were rumors of further drastic action in the case both here and in the east. Judge Pronounces Sentence. Sentence of the McNamatas was pronounced at brief court proceed ings. “Are you ready to proceed 7” asked Judge Bordwell. “The state is,” said District Attor ney Fredericks, and read James B. McNamara's confession amid abso lute silence. “is that statement correct?" asked the court. “It is.” said McNamara. Calls It First Degree Murder. “Then the court finds,” said the judge, “that the degree of guilt of the defendant is murder in the first de gree. James B. McNamara, you may stand. What is your full name.” “James Boyd McNamara,” answered the prisoner. The court then began a formal statement reciting the indictment for murder of Charles J. Haggerty upon which McNamara pleaded guilty and asked McNamara if he Lad any state ment to make. “I have not,” he said. No Bargain, Says Fredericks. “Have you anything to say?” he asked. "There has been no dickering or bargaining In this matter." said Dis trict Attorney Fredericks. “Counsel on thfe other side are well awaro of the custom of granting clem ency to persons pleading guilty. This defendant by so pleading has settled for ail time a qnestioq which other wise would always have beer, in doubt. He saves the state great ex penditures and serves the state in other ways.” J. B. McNamara's Confession. Jamet B. McNamara’s brief confes sion penned by bis own hand and bearing many evidences of a man lit tle skilled in letters, was made pub lic. It Is as follows. “I. James B. McNamara, defendant tn the case of the people, having Here tofore pleaded guilty to the crime of murder, desire to make this state ment of facts; and this Is the truth: "On the night of September 30, 1910, at 5:46 p. m„ I placed in ink alley, a portion of the Times building, a suit case containing sixteen sticks of 80 per cent, dynamite, set to explode at one o’clock the next morning.” Says He Did Not Intend to Kill. "It was my intention to injure tho building and scare the owners. I did not intend to take the life of any one. 1 sincerely regret that these unfor tunate mer. lest their lives. If the giving of my life would bring them back I would gladly give it In fact, in pleading guilty to murder In the first degree, 1 have placed my life '.u the bands of the state. "JAMES B M’XAMARA.” To Give Government Facts. With the announcement of tbe pro posed plea for clemency came the in formation that the brothers had fur nished information of great value in the investigation of an alleged fat reaching dynamiting conspiracy, and that the plan was to serve them im mediately after the sentence with summonses to appear before tbe fed eral grand jury in session here. To that body they are expected to give testimony which the district attorney declared they bad offered to him. The Jury Inquisition is considered here of ?ast importance. Its inquiry, it is believed, will reach tbe Atlan tic seaboard, and in connection with an investigation in progress at In dianapolis it is believed to constitute one of tbe greatest probes along crim inal tines ever conducted. Its search admittedly is for an actual head or heads to be held responsible for the long list of dynamite outrages, reach ing frem coast to coast, the intent of the search being to learn whether these all were directed by one man agement, and if so, what that manage ment was. A Boston Wooing. Anient Lover—Dearest, when 1 gaze into your soulful eyes I feel my seK transported Into a bigber sphere, •nd my heart cries out to you with a great year'-'ng Miss F m—Really? How Inter esting!—Lite. His Injury. "My brother was ran over by an : automobile yesterday and taken to the hospital." “Where was be hurt?” "I guess it was in his motor nerves." Usually. Friend —What became of that maga zine that you organized to warn peo ple against worthless stocks on the j market? Promoter —Well, we sold the public nearly half a mlUlor worth of It* stock before we j ailed—Puck. On the Safe Side. 'You'!! be late for supper, sonny." i said a merchant. I" passing a small j boy who was carrying a pecaage. “No. 1 won t, was the reply. dot de a eat" —Ltpptncoit's. DIETZ’ TRIAL MAT 60 TO EAU CLAIRE CASE IN SHOOTING OF DEPUTY RODGIC TO GET TRANSFER FROM SAWYER COUNTY. IMPARTIAL JURY IS SOUGHT Counsel for Mrs. Dietz and Three Children Maintains Such Cannot Be Secured at Hayward—Court at Bau Claire Begins March 18. Fond du Lac. —The trial of Mrs. John Dietz, Clarence Dietz, Leslie Dietz and Myra Dietz for the shoot ing of Deputy Oscar Rodgic during an attack on the Dietz home at Cam eron dam In 1906, will be conducted before a jury in Judge Wickham's court at Eau Claire. The Dietz cases come up for trial at Hayward. Monday, Dec. 11, but will be transferred. Attorney Mc- Kenna, counsel for the defense, stated that he did not think an im partial jury could be secured in Saw yer county. The Dietz attorneys have complet ed the bill of exceptions In the John Dietz case, and it was taken to Madi son and placed on the January calen dar of the supreme court. Later a supplement record will be filed with the supreme court. The Eau Ci.ire term of circuit court opens on the third Monday in March. STATE OFFICERS TO GET AID Board of Public Affairs Will Employ Experts for Educational and Economic Problems. Madison.—The Btate uoard of public affairs has decided to employ two expert accountants to work out a uniform system of accounts for the state, and cities and towns of the state, to devise a system of bringing the producer and consumer closer together and to investigate educa tional conditions and recommend measures to improve them. The board appointed a committee con sisting of Gov. McGovern, Secretary of State F rear and Director Rastail to confer with these experts. The bureau of municipal research of the city cf New York has offered to lend Wisconsin four educational ex perts to investigate the educational situation of the state and the board will avail itself of their services. BUYS STATUTE ANNOTATIONS State Legislative Commission Makes Purchase of Sanborn Copyright 512,500 Is Price Paid. Madison.—The special committee created by the state legislature to negotiate the purchase of the copy right of Sanborn & Sanborn of Mad ison of the annotations, index and explanatory notes of the Wisconsin statutes decided to buy it for $12.- 500. The legislature nr o’ opriated $15,000 for the purpose. 'Jho amount offered is understood 'r he satis factory to the ownt”s o f the copy- I right. Hereafter, the work of revising the statutes will be done by the state. The action of the special leg islative committee is subject to the approval of the attorney-general. RESIGNATION IS PRESENTED Rev. Woodward, Waupun Warden, Is No Longer a Member of State Board of Control. Mauison.—At a meeting of the state board of control the resigna tion of the Rev. Daniel Woodward, warden of the state prison at Wau pun, as a member of the board, was read. The board has decided to purchase the Martin tract of land adjoining the prison at Waupun as a site for the erection of a state hospital for the criminal insane. The tract com prises about seventy-two acres and will cost about $20,000. Work on the erection of the building will be started next year. The hospital will have a capacity of from 100 to 150 inmates and will cost about SIOO,OOO. Warden Woodward announced the appointment of R. E. Bloedel, Wau pun, as assistant deputy warden at the penitentiary. Badger Postmasters Named. Washington, D. C.—Wisconsin postmasters appointed were Samuel Lund, Black River Falls; Charles Brown, Montello; William A. Brad ley, West Salem; Charles A. Prouty, Genoa Junction; John C. Kinsman, Manawa; Herman Anderson, Phil lips; Bernard F. Schwartz, East Troy, and William M. Daniels, Moinsee. 119.335 Hunting Licenses in 1911. Madison. —The county clei ks in Wisconsin so far have reported the sale of 119.335 hunting licenses this fall. Tbe limit for making returns is Dec. 17, and it is estimated that fully 125,000 have been issued. The total last year was 115,234. Commissioner Packer Has Tyyhoid. Madison.—State Commissioner of Immigration B. G. Packer is serious ly ill with typhoid fever in a Chi cago hospital. Mot! Will Start Suit. Madison. —Keckie Moll, star quar terback of the Wisconsin football squad, will institute criminal pro ceedings against a Minneapolis news paper which charged him with pro fessionalism. Sawyer County Declines Stae Aid, Hayward.—The county board turned down 'he state aid road law on ground that the aid offered -would not pay for the extra expenses neces sitated under the st'te aid system.