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O. G. MUNSON, Publisher VIROQUA, - - WISCONSIN SCIENTIFIC METHODS EFFICIENT. Scientific management, the Indus trial theory which seeks to reduce the coat of production while It Increases the workman's efficiency end conse quently his wage, has received the formal approval of the federal war de partment The ordnance bureau has had the system under test tor three years. Basing his conclusions on a re port by Brigadier General Crosier, chief of that bureau. Secretary Stim •on now declares that the system Is desirable and It works no hardships on artisans. It Is gratifying that Gen eral Crosier finds the change in meth ods Inuring to the benefit of the work man, while It In no wise Impairs the conditions unuer which he labors, says the Chicago Daily News. This is no doubt due to the general's well-ground ed belief that "scientific management can and deserves to prevail only where Increased efficiency means In creased human efficiency and the work ingmen's participation In the rewards resulting from efficiency.” If this prin ciple were thoughtfully followed In the application of scientific management, objections of representative working men and labor leaders to the operation of the new theory would be largely minimized. The unfairness of using scientific management for the particu lar or undue advantage of either cap ital or labor Is obvious. To work out for the ultimate benefit of either It must prove of distinct advantage to both. By questioning closely two women who sought divorces on the ground of desertion Judge Richard K. Burke dis covered that In one case the husband and wife had agreed to separate, while In the other case the husband had asked his wife to sue for divorce and had offered to pay part of the cost. Very properly the Judge refused de crees to both applicants. The law does not recognize an agreement or a mutual desire to separate as proper grounds for n divorce, says the Chi cago Record-Herald. Society does not sanction marriages that are dissolva ble because a inan and a woman are tired of each other. Judge Burke's ac tion, however, raises the question of how many divorces have been ob tained for no other reason, the collu sion not being revealed There are Judges who are very careful about granting divorces. There are others who cuter decrees as quickly as they would give Judgment on an unpaid note, when no defense Is made. Not only the baseball world will know better hereafter than to repeat the old "slam" that Philadelphia Is sleepy. The vast army of people who travel will note with approval the splendid wakefulness of the Philadel phia hotel proprietor who has emancipated himself from a New York company which had the check ing privileges In his bouse, and has Installed Us own employes, with a living wage and Instruction to accept no gratuity, under the penalty of dls charge. A blacksmith In Connecticut plead ed when arrested for Intoxlcatli.r tlmt the restlessness of bob-tailed horses In fly-tltne drove him to drink. This, as an excuse for fall from grace. Is an Improvement on the original lime honored excuse of Adam, and Is rath er more chivalrous. The man who shot the Niagara rap ids tn a motor boat says be does not care for any more Joy rides of that kind Still, such a Joy ride has one recommendation; It Imperils only the foolish Joyrider, and no one need suf fer from Its risks who does not care to. It would be well If alt Joy rides could be so restricted. A stranded man tn New York out of funds and who explained he had to live somewhere, went to ’he Waldorf and got nearly $l5O worth of living for three days Only opportunity was tacking with that young man. so tn default of It he went to Jail With opportunity he could have become a king of high finance For the first time the postofflee department shows a surplus at the end of a fiscal year—and it Is nearly a quarter of a million at that. Shtn ping the magazines by freight has saved money and reduced the railway complaints about light traffic. Two airships collided In a flight over Long Island. Somehow or other there does not seem to be space erough lr. the solar system for two wii who want the same tbi g at the satm, ..me. The comic opera qn- <n who Is suing for divorce evidently h s come to the conclusion that married life Is not a comic opera. It seems that she found several sour notes that broke up the harmony. Scientists now declare that pellagra Is carried by the sand flea Why do not the scientists take somebody of their size? We are Informed that the percent age of divorce among college women is almost nil. What about the per centage of marriage? ' A Colorado woman Is clothing her hens to keep them warm Other styles of dressed chicken are no novelties mmis rapped BK LABOR LEADERS Federation Bodies Officially De nounce Los Angeles Slayers. SAY UNIONS WERE MISLED ' jompers Causes Distribution of State ment Throughout Country—Em ployers Are Blamed for Con ditions Now Existing. Washington. That labor unions j have no desire to condone the crimes of which the McNamara broth ers recently pleaded guilty at Dos Angeles, is the declaration of Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor in a letter to uutons of the United States. The state ment is signed by the ways and means committee, which was named to raise the McNamaru defense fund. Contained in the statement la the following criticism of the McNamaras: “Organized labor of America has no desire to condone the crimes of the McNamaras. It Joins in the satisfac tion that the majesty of the law and justice has been maintained and the culprits punished commenaurately for their crime. “it Is cruelly unjust to hold the men of the labor movement either legally or morally responsible for the crime of an Individual member. No such moral code or legal responsibil ity is piuced upon any other associa tion of men in our country. “In so far as we have the right to speak, In the name of organized la bor, we welcome any Investigation which either federal or state courts may undertake. The sessions of the conventions of the American Federa tion of I.alior are held with open doom that ail may see and hear what Is being said and done. The books, accounts and correspondence of the American Federation of Labor are open to any competent authority who may desire to make a study or an In vestigation of them. "Will the National Manufacturers' association, the Erectors' association and the detective agencies extend the same privilege for public investiga tion and examination of their books aid correspondence?" Bioii? for conditions which produce such men as the McNamaras Is thrown upon employers. The state ment says In this respect: “When Industrial conditions be come unsettled they are due more largely to the unreasonableness of employers, who regard every effort of the workers to maintain their rights and to promote flulr Interests, as an Invasion of employers’ preroga tives, wnlch are resented with conse quent struggles. If employers will be fair and tolerant they will find more than a responsive altitude on the part of organized labor, but, of one thing nil may rest assured, that with existing conditions of concentrated wealth and Industry, the organized toilers of our country realize that there |r no hope from abject slavery outside of the protection which the organized labor movement affords TURKS DENY PEACE IS NEAR. Declare No Pourparlers are Proceed ing—Italy Must Make Overtures. London. - Tentative propositions with reference to peace between Turkey and Italy have receded to the background. Dispatches from Con stantinople say no such pourparlers are proceeding and that any overtures must come from Italy. Malta dispatches say the Italians are making no headway tn Tripoli beyond the coast strip w hich they oc cupy. The activity of the Turks and Arabs bus increased, especially in Oyrenalca. Heavy storms on land ami sea are causing the Italians great expense and difficulty. The Dally Mall's Merstna corre spondent wires: "There is grave ap prehension of a massacre of Chris tians and foreigners here and at Adana. At the latter place the Ar menians are panic stricken and are leaving lor the coast towns. The Turkish authorities have ns yet taken no steps to quiet the people or to pre vent the threatened uprising." SHOOTS MOTHER WITH GUN. Alao Sister With Weapon Given as a Christmas Present. Sioux City, la. —Ba eta Claus brought Charles Martin, aged fifteen, son of Mr. and Mrs Fred Martin, a handsome double-barreled shotgun He came into the kitchen where his mother and sister Rose were prepar ing dinner, and palled both triggers to see if the gun worked all right. A deafening explosion proved that it did. Asa result Miss Rose teceived fifty wounds and Is In a da lgerous condi tion. Mrs Martin was hurt, though not seriously, by glancing shot. A younger brother had loaded the weapon. Predicts His Own Death. Kokomo, lnd. Isaac Davis, noted Indiana medium who died at Indian apolis, predicted his death to his wife. "We will go hack to Kokomo together, hut 1 will not return tn the same body 1 came down here." he said Sixteen Drowned at Sea. Glasgow -Sixteen "ves were *oat in the foundering of the British steam ship Guillemot, in the Bay of Biscay Seven survivors picked tip hv the steamer Liucai*-n were landed hc-e. Killed Accidentally. Flint. Mich -While Frank Metz was showing companions how an aio.id ed" gun was operated, the weapon was discharged und C'yjniunt Puezka was shot dead “The Marvelous Griffith" Pound Dead. Springfield. Mass.—Arthur F Grif fith of Milford, lnd.. known profession ally as "the marvelous Griffith.” the lightning calculator, was found dead in hid in ft hotel here The coroner gives aitcplexy as the cause of the death “I AM OUT OF POLITICS” DECLARES ROOSEVELT Colonel Says People Are Dodging Him in Fear They Will Be Compromised. New York. Theodore Roose velt made the following announce ment to the newspaper men who called on him for further Informa tion in regard to the reopening of the question of the Harriman contribution to the campaign fund of 1904: “1 won't have a thing to say be cause 1 am not In politics "People are afraid to come to see me for fear they will be compromised Dy this talk of politics. I’m not afraid of being compromised. I’ll see any body." With this declaration that be "is not In politics" the colonei warded off inquiries as to whether his corre spondence with Mr. Sheldon is to be Interpreted as an announcement that he Is a candidate for the presidential nomination next year. The colonel did answer a ques tion as to whether anyone had asked him to use his Influence for any candi date for the governorship nomination. "Not a single human being." he said with a snap of nls jaws. Regarding the charges that were made in the papers that he had been omitted from the list of guests of the peace banquet to be held at the Wfil dorf on Saturday night, for the reason that be Is viewed as a “political and personal enemy” of President Taft, who is to be there, the colonel said: “Black type was not good enough for that particularly l-n-g-e-n-l-o-u-s story. It should have been printed In red ink with letters a foot high. Horrible.’ Terrible!” MME. LANGEVIN IS FREED Court Grants Wife Separation in Case Involving Mme. Curie. Paris. Mme. Langevln was grunted a separation from her hus band. M. Paul Langevln, whose name was associated with that of Mme Curie tn a series of recently published love letters. The text o' the judges' de cision does not mention the name of M*me. Curie, but states that the peti tion of Mine Langevln for a separa tion is granted because Professor Langevln had abandoned the conjugal domicile “iiuder conditions injurious for his wife." and also because it ap peared from the documents submitted to the court that Professor Langevln had been guilty of "grave tnjurlea” toward his wife. MOB LYNCHES NEGRO SLAYER Prisoner in Jail Near Baltimore Is Dragged Out and Body Hacked. Baltimore, Md. —King Davis, a ne gro, aged thirty eight years, who shot and killed Frederick A. Schwab, a white man, nt Fairfield, Anne Arundel county, was taken from the lockup at Brooklyn, a suburb of Baltimore, and lynched. His body was badly backed with hatchets In tlie hands of the mob Nothing was known of the lynching by the authorfti a of Brooklyn until the chief of police was notified by a newspaper carrier of what bad hap pened. HOLD PATTERSON IS INSANE. Ex-Governor's Son Declared Irre sponsible at Time of Shooting. Seattle. Wash. When Malcolm G. Patterson, son of former Gov eruor Malcolm K. Patterson of Tenn essee, shot and dangerously wounded R. T. Si at at Port Orchard, December 7, he was suffering from alcoholic rpilepsy or "dipsomania Induced by drinking continuously for five years This was the finding ol the lunacy •ommlsslon that sat nt Port Orchard o hear the Insanity complaint filed against young Patterson by his father. GOVERNOR TO URGE REFORM Stripes W 1 > Be Taken Off Tennessee Convicts, Save Incorrigibles. Nashville, Tenn. A night in the state penitentiary convinced Governor Hooper that reforms are necessary in the slate prison system. Tie entered the prison so he might observe the condition of convicts who had asked Christmas pardons, and announced be would grant several conditionally. The governor said stripes would be taken off all convicts except incor rlglbtes In the spring. CAMORRiST TRIAL IS ENDED Jury Go on Strike When Threatened With Long Arguments. Rome. The cause of the col lapse of the Cauiorrist trial at Vi terbo was the threat of the jurors to strike They notified the president ot the court that they needed no addt tionai evidence, and this, with the re fusal of witnesses to attend, brought about a farcical crisis in what nad been regarded as a farcical proceed Ing The prosecution Indicated ttiai the closing arguments would require two weeks and the Jury became turi ous. President of Ecuador Dead. Guayaquil, Eeuaaor. — President Ftn 1 lio Estrada of Ecuador died suddenly here He had been in office less than a year. To Lock Out 160.C00 Men. Manchester, England.—The commit tee of the Lancashire Cotton Spinners and Manufacturers' association at a meeting here decided to lock out all the workers in the mills belonging to members of the federation No ft**r than ’60.000 operatives are In volved. College Oarsmen Live Long. Cambridge. Mass. —Statistics pre ! pared by l)r, Dudley A. Sargent. Mar ! vard's physical director, show trat of all college athletes those w>-c t.-.kc up rowing live longer, marry young, and have more children. Miss Pulitzer Is Bride. New York. —Miss Edith Louise Pu litzer. daughter of Joseph Pulitzer, who died aboard his yacht at Charles ton. S C., two months ago. became the bride of William Scovllle Moore, son of Maj Clement C. Moore. RUSSIANS MURDER RESHT PERSIANS Five Hundred Men Women and Children Massacred. “NO MERCY” ORDER OBEYED Czar’s Troops Said to be Fighting De fenders in City of Tabriz —Shus- ter is Notified of Dismissal. Ixmdon—A massacre has been going on in Hesht since Saturday, according to official Persian telegrams received in London. These state that on Sunday 500 Persians were killed by the Russians, many of them being women and children The people, it is said have been exhorted not to fight and not to give the slightest provoca tion, but the massacre still continues. The government house has been bom barded and many government officials and police have been killed. Private houses have been demolished. The details and the extent of the massacre are as yet unknown, tele graphic communication being in a state of chaos. It Is evident that declaration of the Russian foreign office made in St. Petersburg that "Russia will show no mercy at Tabriz, Resht and Knzeli, and will administer a les son long to be remembered." is being carried out to the letter. The full ef fects have already been felt at Tabriz and are now being enforced at Resht. Enzeli, it is feared, will be the next place to be Invaded and sacked and its Inhabitants massacred. Resht is the capital of the Province of Ghilan and has 40,000 inhabitants. 'The people of Persia,” says the of ficial dispatch, “are stupefied at the attitude of Russia, especially as these outrages have followed Immediately upon the acceptance by Persia of Rus sia's ultimatum and after Persia had shown every desire and disposition to conciliate Russia and establlsn friendly relations.” The Persian spirit Is reported un broken at Tabriz. Fighting continues at Intervals and that It is severe, is evidenced by the fact that Russia has ordered reinforcements rushed there by automobile. A dispatch from St. Petersburg says the fighting at Tabriz Is so vicious that the Russian troops were com pelled to abandon Its protection of the Husso-Perslan bank In that city. Teheran. —The cabinet notified W. Morgan Shuster, the American treas urer general of Persia, of his dismissal from that office. This follows the decision of the national council and the ministry to submit to the demands contained in the Russian ultimatum. The cabinet Intimated to Mr. Shuster that they would com municate to him later their plans for turning over Jils accounts to a suc cessor. An Indignation meeting was '.eld after announcement of Mr. Shus,er's dismissal was made, to protest against the so-called coup d'etat, but the crowds were dispersed by the police. All the opposition newspapers have been suppressed and martial taw has been proclaimed. BLOW FOR PACKERS. Immunity Is Denied Beef Men by Judge and Trial Goes On. Chicago. A surprise whs sprung at the resumption of the trial of the ten indicted Chicago packers when Judge Carpenter of the federal court refused to grant them the bene fit of the immunity baths they re ceived in 19P5. The court ruled that the govern ment may submit evidence regarding nil acts alleged to have been commit ted by the defendants at any thna prior to the bringing of the indict ments. Attorneys for the defense had objected to the introduction of any evidence regarding acts prior to 1905 because of the ruling of the tederal courts In the previous cases against the packers. It was argued by John S. Miller of packers’ counsel that Francis A. Fow ler, Edward Tilden and L. H. Hey man, who were not Indicted In 1905, furnished Information to James R. Garfield, the government's Investiga tor. and that they were entitled to the same Immunity from prosecution for acts prior to that time as the seven other indicted packers. BLAMED FOR DAM DISASTER Two Bayless Company Officials Are Indicted for Manslaughter. Coudersport. Pa. The Potter county grand jury returned indict ments against George C. Bayless, pres ident. and Fred N. Hamlin, superin tendent of the Bayless Pulp and Pa per company of Austin, Pa., charging Involuntary manslaughter because of the Austin dam disaster on Septem ber 30 last Daniel H. Talbot Dead. Sivux City, la —Daniel H. Talbot, aged sixt.v-one. distinguished as a scientist, one of the wealthiest men of the state, and a pioneer, died here of apoplexy. His income, said to be SIOO,OOO yearly, has been devoted to scientific purposes. Major General Hodges Dies. Washington.—May. Gen. Charles L. Hodges. U. S. A., retired, died at his home here after an illness of several months General Hodges was born in Rhode Island In 1547. Doctor Mayo Slowly Gains. New York. —Dr. Charles H. Mayo, the celebrated surgeon of Rochester. Minn., is rlowly improving from the second operstiou performed on him at the Presbyterian hospital. New Home Economics Building. Madison. Wis. —To provide adequate quarters for the rapidly increasing number of young women in the home economics course at the university ground has been purchased and build ings planned that are to cost *115.000 GENERAL REYES FACES DEATH AS REVOLUTIONIST Extreme Penalty May Be Meted Out by Military Court—Ten Years Least Sentence. Mexico City. Death may be the penalty (&n. Bernardo Reyes will pay for his effort to overthrow Presi dent Madero. The leaet he can expect is ten years' imprisonment nnder Mex ican law. It is not generally believed tbe extreme penalty will be inflicted, but a term In the penitentiary for the prisoner, who is sixty-one years old. will doubtless be the equivalent. A military court, drawn by lot from those eligible to service, will pass judgment upon him. The court will consist of two generals of division and five brigadiers. General Reyes, as a retired officer, is liable to punishment by a military court for offenses committed against the army. His offense consisted in calling upon the army to rise in re bellion. Orders were sent to General Trevino at Monterey to have Reyes brought to the capital at the earliest possible date. It is expected he will arrive here by the last of the present week and that little time will be lost there after in placing him m trial. l.inares, Mex. T alo.ie am re sponsible and wish to assume all blame for the affair,” said Gen. Ber nardo Reyes. “1 asked clemency and even pardon for the few men who fol lowed me, but as for myself, 1 ask nothing. I shall, of course, be judged according to the law.” Reyes declared the situation had been misrepresented to him. RUSSIA PLANS HIGHER TAX. Duma Proposes Tariff War at Expira ration of the Treaty. St. Petersburg.—The erection of a tariff wall between Russia and the United States at the expiration of the Russo-American commerce and navigation treaty of 1832 is the object of a bill Introduced In the duma by ex-President Gucbkoff and 113 other signers representing the Octo brist and National parties. These par. tiest constitute the majority In the duma. The bill proposes to raise existing Russian duties by 100 per cent, and to impose a duty of 100 per cent, on arti cles admitted free under the present Russian tariff. Besides these impositions the bill proposes to levy double the gross weight tax established by the law of June 21, 1901. on merchandise arriv ing by sea and to levy a double ton nage tax. Should the present Amer ican tonnage tax be raised to the dis favor of Russian vessels, the Russian tonage tax will be correspondingly In creased. Washington. With Secretary of State Knox as the only wit ness, President Taft signed the Joint resolution passed by congress ratify ing bis action in serving notice on Russia of the abrogation of the treaty of 1832 with that country. The treaty will continue In effect automatically until January 1, IJI3. Meanwhile efforts wi l be made to ne gotiate anew treaty eliminating the cause of frlctton which ted to tbe ter mination of the old one. LOGAN TUCKER DROPS DEAD Grandson of Gen. John A. Logan Suc cumbs at Supper. Philadelphia. Capt. Logan Tuck er, grandson of Gen. John A. Lo gan. dropped dead last night while eat ing supper at an inn here. Captain Tucker was a son of Col. William F. Tucker, U. S. A., retired, and grandson of Mrs. John A. Logan of Washington. His grandfather, Gen. John A. Logan, was United States sen ator from Illinois after the war and *n 1884 was running mate of James G. Blaine on the Republican presidential ticket. FREED CONVICT IS TAKEN. Man Released at Jackson, Mich., It Escaped Federal Prisoner. Sioux Falls, S. D. —After ten years in the Michigan penitentiary at Jackson, and on the day ho was liberated. L. F. Luverne was arrested by officials iron) this city as an es caped convict from the federal penl ceniiary. He is being taken to the federal prison at Leavenworth, Kan., where he will be compelled to complete his four-year term for the robbery of the post office at Clark, S. D. Tbe escape occurred in 1599. BANKER MORSE HEARTBROKEN. Refusal of President to Pardon H-m Was Crushing Blow. Atlanta. Ga. —t’daries W. Morse was heartbroken Ay the news that his pardon had been refused Those familiar with the physician's report are astounded, as tt !s positive ly known that the three experts were unanimous in reporting Morse suffer ing from three distinct incurable dis eases and cannot live long In confine ment. Coulon to Get Bout? New York. —Charles Goldman, the Brooklyn bantam, was matched hen to meet Jeff Gaffney at Charleston on New Year's day. If Goldman wins he will be pitted against Johnny Coulon. bantam champion. Sisters Die in Fire. Aberdeen. Md. —Mrs. Betsy Keith ley, seventy-eight, and Mrs. Susan M-.llock, eighty-one, widowed sls'ers, were burned to death in a fire which destroyed their home at Carson's Run. near here. New Attache to United States. Berlin. —The kaiser ha* appointed Bernard Von Buelow. a nephew of Prince Buelow, ex-chan eilor of the German empire, to the . .nlor attache ship of the embassy at Washington. McVey Gets Decision Over Langford. Sydney, N. S. W. —Sam McVey, the negrj heavyweight, was given the de cision over Sam Langford, the "Boston tar baby." here on points. The fight, which bristled with hard hitting and clever sparring, went the limit—” 6 rounds. FAVORS UNION OF SIX COMMISSIONS Board Wants One Central Body for State Affairs. MONEY LOST ON LAST FAIR Deficit of $4,651.97 Is Admitted After Accof.i.* of 1911 Wisconsin Exhi bition Are Finally Straight ened Out. Madison.—At a meeting of the Wis consin state board of agriculture, Yield at Madison, It was decided to try and have many of the piesent boards and commissions having to do with state affairs united into one commission. The various bodies which would be thus combined are the state board of public affairs, the state boaid of agri culture, the state board of Immigra tion. the dairy and food commission, the forestry department, the farmers’ institutes. All of these bodies overlap one on the other more or less and it is believed more effective work could be done if all were combined. In ad dition to this, it is proposed that the supervision of county fairs should be vested in the same commission. A bill to this effect will be drafted and Introduced in the next legislature. The financial report presented showed that the state fair of 19X1 cost $115,012.67. The state fair of 1910 cost $96,126.49. The state fair of 1909 cost $104,935.78. The total ex penses for the fair of 1911 were $119,- 279.67 and the receipts $114,627.70. The deficit is $4,651.97. The oustanding bills are $5,293.87, with outstanding collections of $565.69, leaving $4,728.18 still to be paid. There Is a balance In the general fund of the board of $1,012.15, which leaves $3,716.03 that will have to be taken out of the state appropriation of $15,- 000 when that comes due on the first of the year. This will leave the board with a balance of $11,283.97 to begin work for the fair of 1912. The board rescinded the resolution, adopted at the last annual meeting, giving the secretary of the board power to discharge employes and placed this power back in the hands of the entire board. While the board was in executive session most of the time it is learned at differences bi-.ween Secretary owlands and some oi nts force occu pied considerable of the time, as well as a discussion of the discrepancy be tween the financial statement made when the fair closed, w-hich was to the effect that the fair had made about $4,000, as compared with the present statement, which showed a deficiency of that amount. State Board Asks Damages. Attorney General Bancroft was asked by the state board of agricul ture to bring suit at once against H. C. Andrae of West Allis to recover damages in the sum of $2,000 in conse quence of the delay, inconvenience and loss occasioned by the tnjunction nl proceedings instituted last fall, just before the state fair, restraining the board from proceeding with the speed barns on the state fair grounds. At the time of that proceeding, which was dissolved by Judge Martin Lueck, sitting at Juneau, Andrae gave a bond of SI,OOO to save the board of agriculture harmless, but as the loss suffered in consequence of the pro ceeding was far in excess of the amount of the bond it Is proposed to sue for double the amount. It is un derstood that Attorney General Ban croft will bring the action at once. The board audited many accounts anu heard the report of the secretary upon the condition of finances, includ ing the building fund. The receipts were: One hundred and two thou sand six hundred and twenty-seven dollars and seventy cents: expendi tures, $119,279.67; deficit, $16,651.97. The board had at the beginning of last year a balance of about SII,OOO and as it now has some SI,OOO to the good, the actual deficit is about $5,000. Secures Best Herd of Shire Mares. Wisconsin is to have the finest herd of English shire mares in America, according to Dr. A. S. Alexander of the college of agriculture. This herd is being founded by John J. Mitchell of Lake Geneva, owner of the Ceylon Court Stock farm. The highest price ever paid for a shire mare, $6,200, was given by the manager of this farm for Billing borough Belle at the Trumau sale at Bushnell, 111., recently. Six mares were bought by Mr. Mitchell at this sale at a total cost of $18,375. Ac average price of over $3,000 per head was paid. The five other horses secured were: Bottom Lady, $4,500; Coldham Cham pion. $4,000; a weanling by Dan Patch, the champion shire stallion heading the Ceylon Court farm, $1,600; Duch ess of Westminster. 11.300. and the show yearling. Crocus, $775. School Fund Apportioned. State Superintendent C. P. Cary ap portioned the school fund income, amounting to $2,087,077.93. The total number of persons of school age in the state is 773.898 and the rate of appor tionment for each, outside of cities of ♦he firs', class, is $2,683 and for the 116.733 persons of school age In Mil waukee, the rate is $2,783. Aid was withheld from only five districts for failing to comply with the law. The money was raised by a 7-10 mill tax. Milwaukee county's apportionment is $369,837.18. New Wisconsin Incorporates. Articles of incorporation were filed as follows: The John Pflngsten Leath er company, Milwaukee; capital, $25,- 000; incorporators, John H. Pflngsten, Bernhardt E. 'eske and William ttels ner. The G. F. Sanborn tomriny. Eagle River; an amendment Increas ing its capital from *500.000 to $1,000,- 000 The Thompson Mining company. Highland; capital, *25,000; incorpora tors. John M Deiar.sy, H. Lewis and R. M Kennedy The Mondford Poul try association, Mond.ort; no capital. Eever f'rUcners Pardoned. Governor McGovern granted seven Christmas pardons. He denied 12 and. commuted the sentences of three. In cluding that of Mrs. Angla Funk, a' ; Milwaukee woman serving a life term for the murder of an old soldier. Her sentence was reduced to 25 year? and. her release will come in about one year. Stanley Kwiakkowski of Milwaukee county, sentenced for abandonment.- was granted a conditional pardon;. Arthur Caddock, Kenosha county, as sault, pardoned; Harry Jaconso, Green county, forgery, pardon denied; Frank Clement and Holly McCallum, codefendants. obstructing railroad track, pardon denied, to permit parole when eligible; William M. Fuller, Dane county, murder, pardon denied; Thomas Jones, Barron county, murder, pardoned; Joseph Pionek, Shawano county, manslaughter in fourth de gree, pardoned; William E. W. Dickin son, Waushara county, assault, par doned; Gladys Nooman, La Crosse couuty, lewd behavior, conditional pardon from the industrial school for girls; Mathias B. Rokan, Milwaukee county, attempted assault, pardon de nied without prejudice, parole proper remedy; Frank Halligan, Milwaukee coqnry, and John Driscoll, codefend anls, larceny from the person, pardons denied; Charles James, Milwaukee county, assault, pardoned; Alphonso Taglialazdro, Milwaukee county, as sault with intent to kill and murder, pardon denied without prejudice to permit parole when eligible; Anna Brockhaus. Milwaukee county, assault with Intent to do bodily harm, pardon denied; George Wightman, Fond du Lac county, murder, pardon denied; Charles Loeseher, Kenosha county, as sault, pardon denied; Thomas Vallier, Milwaukee county, assault, pardon de nied; Victor Flude, Milwaukee county, assault, sentence commuted to 18 years; Herman Mueller, Milwaukee county, second degree murder. Muel ler is dying of tuberculosis and his sentence commuted 24 years to permit parole. He was sent to prison for 25 years. No further pardon hearings will be held during 1911. Many Settler* Coming to Wisconsin. On his return from a trip to Wash ington, D. C., John P. Hume, manager of the Wisconsin Advancement asso ciation, reports that an adequate cor rection will be made in the perma liijnt edition of the thirteenth census 0? the errors pertaining to the quality of the undeveloped lands of Wisconsin it the advance sheets. “The statements contained in the Advance sheets were a slam at Wis consin, the origin and authorship of which I v.as unable to discover, but I was able to get an assurance that in the permanent edition Wisconsin will come in for fair treatment and that is the main point,” said Manager Hume. “While in Washington, 1 took up with 'lie national immigration bureau the matter of the establishment, of a fcranen immigration office in Chicago. Thiy will give the states of Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota a much bet ter opportunity to reach homeseekeis —an advantage now secured by the ir rigation concerns through the office p.ow maintained by the reclamation department in Chicago. “While In Washington I found also i’.mt the officers of the reclamation department are now for the first time admitting many of the troubles being encountered by farmers on the irriga tion prospects. The Washington Star reprinted from a review of irrigation prepared by Director Newell for the Smith onian institute, in which what he calls the 'thorny side’ of irrigation is portrayed in a manner calculated to convince the reader that tbe career of the irrigator is not only a bed of roses. “Among the other things, Director Newell says: ’This awakening to the fact that irrigation has its thorny side sometimes comes as a startling shock, sufficient to discourage all but the most enthusiastic or persistent and the more faint-hearted seek farther for the promised land.’ “I found that the general trend of opinion has changed so that consider ations are more favorable to Wiscon sin and the conclusion is inevitable that now- is the time to push Wiscon sin to the front. No Aid for Wide Highway. The attorney general, in an opinion, declares the county of Milwaukee may not be given state aid for a highway more than 18 feet In width. The high way in question is the Janesville plank road, which the county desired to construct at a width of 150 feet with parkways in the middle. A. T. Torge Quits State Post. A. T. Torge, assistant seere<ary of state, announced his resignation to take effect January 1. Mr. Torge is considering offers to enter business. His friends says he will be a candi date for secretary of state. Mr. Torge has been prominently identified in public affairs for the last twenty years and has Iven assistant secre tary of state ‘jr five years He is a member &' the Republican state cen tral committee. Assemblyman Frye Has Doubtful Job. Secretary Frear officially asked At torney General Bancroft if Assembly man Taylor Frye of Fairchild Is en titled to draw a salary as an employe of the state. The Industrial com mission was created by a law passed by the legislature at its last session, Mr. Frye being a member of the assembly. The constitution pro hibits the appointment of a member of the legislature to any civil office cre ated or the emoAiments of which were increased during the term for which be was eleAed. Will Notify Corporatlors. Over 10.000 corporations doing business in Wisconsin will be from the secretary of state a notifi cation of the necessity of filing an annual report, and a warning of for feiture unless this be done. Corpor ations have declared a disposition to test this law, but thus far none has gone beyond making the threat There 1b a forfeit of ten dollar* for failure to file by March 1, and after June 1 the secretary is required to publish defaults and "■* i: • - ‘oar fees must be added.