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DOES THE DECALOGUE NEED ENLARGING? By Austin Bierbower. ■ —1 Those who most wrong us are the men who wreck railroads and banks, thereby wiping fi r l out the fortunes of thousands; great corpora jf.J lions which monopolize the necessaries of life, kj raising prices and making it harder for the fr poor to live, politicians who levy exiravaganr taxes and squander them without public ben- Jts efit; diplomats who plunge nations into war J without due cause, etc These evils were un known when the decalogue was framed and ancient morality fixed. The people had not then gone to gov erning themselves, to voting franchises and undertaking great public works. Immorality was private, as also morality. Only rulers could be immoral on a large scale, and they were few and thought to be incapable of wrong, so that immorality was practiced and confined to the common people. Morality is a larger subject than hitherto. Hence, I say, the new morality cannot, be formulated in the old precepts and prohibitions. As men have new forms of business and conduct them with injury to their fellows, they must work out new ways of avoiding this injury. Morality is as varied as the vices operate, and the ways of doing good as countless as the ways of causing in jury In learning anew method of achievement we should learn what new vice is involved in it. WHY OUR PAST LIVES ARE FORGOTTEN. By Annie Besant. 11 No question is more often heard when re fftj incarnation is spoken of than; “If I were here jyj before, why do I not remember it?” Many irj people cannot remember learning to read. In yet the fact that they can read proves the Hr learning. Incidents of childhood and youth JL have faded from our memory, yet thev have left traces on our character. Fever patients Cj.HA have been known to use in delirium a lan guage known in childhood and forgotten in maturity. Much of our subconsciousness consists of these sub merged experiences, memories thrown into the back ground but recoverable. When a philosophy or a science is quickly grasped and applied, when an art is mastered without study, memory is there in power, though past facts of learning are forgotten; as Plato said, it is reminiscence. When we feel intimate with a stranger on first meeting, mem ory Is there, the spirit’s recognition of a friend of ages past; when we shrink back with strong repulsion from another stranger, memory is there, the spirit's recog nition of an ancient foe. Not until pleasure and pain, however, have been seen in the light of eternity can the crowding memories of the past be safely confronted; when they have thus been seen, then those memories calm the emotions of the present, and that which would otherwise have crushed becomes a support and consolation. Goethe rejoiced that on his return to earth life he would be washed BARBERS WHO BECAME FAMOUS. hißh Hank AUnint'd liy Many WleJdcrs of Strop amil Ka/.or. Perhaps the best known of all bar bers who have attained fame were Arkwright, the improver of the spin ning jenny, who was said to have turned to mechanics when the wlgmak- Ing trade fell off, and Jeremy Taylor, who was brought up in his father's shaving shop at Cambridge, says Lon don Tit-Bits. Edward Sugden, after ward made Baron St. Leonard, was the son of a hair cutter in a shop in Lincoln’s Inn, London. Once when Sugden was addressing a crowd in the interest of his candidacy for parlia ment a man called out to know what soap cost and how lather was made. “I am particularly obliged to that gen tleman,” Sir Edward is reported 10 have said, “for reminding me of .my lowly origin. It is true that I am a barber’s son and that I myself was once a barber. If the gentleman who so politely reminded me of these facts had been a barber he w r ould have con tinued to remain one till the end of his life.” Charles Abbott, Baron Tea terden, was also a barber’s son, and It is related how, when he was made a peer of England, he took his own son to a little Westminster shop and hade him remember It was there that his grandfather had been accustomed to shave others for a penny. William Falconer, the poet, was a poor barber in Edinburg until his poem, ‘‘The Shipwreck,” brought him renown and Incidentally a commission in the royal navy. Craggs. associated with the South sea bubble, was a barber turned promoter. He became enormously wealthy, but when the South sea crash came his fortune dwindled and in des pair he committed suicide. Giovanni Belzoni of Padua was a barber with a varied and interesting history. Bel zoni set up a shop in England, but soon found more profit in posing at Sadler’s Wells as the “Patagonian Samson.” Being of thrifty tempera ment, Belzoni accumulated quite a for tune. He achieved lasting fame as the discoverer of interesting relics in the tombs of Egypt and as a traveler. MACHINE SMOKES CIGARS. UI s ■ -4' The apparatus JrMa here illustrated is a cigar- MMfk smoking device used at the Department of Agriculture at Washington to test the 1 burning qualities of cigars. The smoking is accom plished by allowing the water in the glass vessel at the left to escape gradually through tubes. This movement of water creates a vacuum. —Popular Mechanics. TryiiiK to Save Time. Bacon —Is that hen of yours indus trious? Egbert—-Well, rathe*. She tried to do two days’ work in one, to-day. “How so?” “She laid a double-yolked egg.” Yonkers Statesman. In the race for wealth the average man looms up among those who also ran. It takes a child to make a wise man £cel like ait Ignorant fool. clean of his memories, and lesser men may be content with the wisdom which starts each new life on its way, enriched with the results but unburdened with the rec ollections of its past. DREAMER ALONE UNDERSTANDS LIFE. By Ada May Krecker. y It is said by travelers that the inert, brut- K ish folk of parts uncivilized chant their work ij songs in order to dissipate their lethargy. Bjj They find it almost as hard to begin to work Bj as it is for us to cease. Yet even at this early f point in their industrial evolution they evi- JL dently are possessed by the same notion of the desirability of labor that burdens us and -.7“?. eggs us on to toilsome and marvelous achieve ment. It is hard to furnish evidence for things unseen to our crass minds. And if anyone can do it, these lotus eaters can. For them work is a joke and dreaming a fine art. The only things they take seriously are “Arabian Nights” and castles in the air. We insist upon being alert, energetic, wide awake to opportunity, which, we declare grimly, knocks but once at our door and then leaves us to that sorriest of fates. Indigent obscurity. And we forget the happy family where blissfully dreams the ragged slumberer We say the Lord helps those who help themselves. But the waiter on Providence knows how the manna falls from heaven on those that are without bread. All the heart that is dried out of our gilded mechanisms of existence the slumberer and lotus eater keeps breathing and pure. While we are gaining the whole world he knows that somehow he is saving his soul. GIRLS' EXTRAVAGANCE HINDERS MARRIAGE. By Rev. Dr. Madison C. Peters. "—" " The men who made this country—Bo per S] cent of them—began their married life with i'l out a dollar. They began In an humble way, worked together, saved, reached up and grew Mj up, and if the four millions of women in I r America who are now bread-winners became JL bread-makers, and married for love of worthy men, and began their married life as our fa ■W ■ thers and mothers began, there would be few bachelors, and fewer women compelled to work outside of their own homes. Our young women “won’t do housework.” The ma jority of men on salaries paid them cannot keep a servant; besides, there are not servants enough to meet the demand, and the result is that we are rapidly be coming a nation of boarding houses and hotels, crow'ded with people who ought to be in modest homes of their own, and, like our parents, realize the dreams of their youth by working and rising together. What we need now Is several million sensible women who realize that the mightiest institution on earth is the homo, and who, instead of aping the vulgar rich and the silly poor, will revive the old-fashioned virtues of thrift and domestic economy. INVENTS A NOVEL CRAFT. I a r—-r &I mi jj S \ , A\ V* JZCTiOH// J \ A vessel designed to operate both on the high seas and on inland rivers has been invented and is just now being brought to perfection by John F. Cahill, a well-known St. Louisan, and plans for the construction of a pioneer boat, after Mr. Cahill’s models are expected to mature at an early date. Ex traordinary light draft, combined with lage tonnage, seaworthiness, safety and speed, are claimed for the new boat by its inventor, and that it possesses these qualities is vouched for by some notable authorities on shipping con struction. Coming, as it does, at a time when inland waterways traffic is a sub ject attracting national attention, the invention is one of exceptional inter est. With such a vessel placed in commission, Mr. Cahill promises freight and passenger traffic from St. Louis, or other inland cities of the larger screams, to interior points on the great rivers of South America, or else where, without the necessity of a transfer of cargo or passengers at deep water ports. For more than twenty years Mr. Cahill has devoted himself to the perfection of this type of vessel, and during that time ha? spent a small fortune la experimenting, improving and perfecting his idea. —St. Louis Post-Dispatch. j RULING A SAVAGE TRIBE, t ft The author of “Heroes of Modern Crusades,” the Rev. Edward Gilliat, M. A., at one time master of Harrow School, says in his most interesting book that he had a few years ago the privilege of meeting the king of the Quiah country, Tetty Agamasong, at Harrow. The Quiah king had been educated at St. Augustine's College, Canterbury, and was able to lecture to the Harrovians in good English, n his lecture he told a quaint story which brings one nearer to the weird lives of the Quiahs, a small agricul tural and trading tride of inoffensive character on the west coast of Africa. “In my country,” said the king, “we have no prisons; therefore if a cul prit is brought to me I must chop off something—an ear or two, a hand or a foot —and he goes home a sadder and a wiser man. Just before I left for England a chief came to my hut, bringing a prisoner. “'What has he done, friend?’ I ask ed. “'He is a dangerous witch, O king; he can turn himself into an alliga tor.’ ‘“Pooh! nonsense! I don’t beiieve that old-fashioned stuff.’ “ ’Oh, but we saw him do it, down by the big river.’ “‘lndeed! Well, chief, tell me all about it. You saw him yourself?’ “‘I did. We were hunting by the banks of the river with our rifles when all at once we saw a big alligator ly-ing cn a rock in the river. The -witch man was lying asleep in a hammock some fifty yards away. 0 the dangerous creature he is! “ ‘Well, king, do not laugh with your eyes like that, for I am speaking the truth. I put up my rifle to shoot the alligator, but to our great fear, as soon as I fired, this fellow rolled out of his hammock and fell on the ground, and rubbed his back, and swore he was hurt. “Now, O king, if this witch had not been inside the alligator, how could he have been hurt when I fired?” ‘‘Gentlemen,” concluded the king, "I sec you are laughing with your eyes; but it is very difficult to rule over a people untaught and given over to su perstition. ‘‘What did I do? Why, if I had left him free they would have killed him as soon as I had gone on my ship, so I saved his life by chopping off his left ear.” Camel u Delicate Beaut. Contrary to the widespread but er roneous opinion, the camel is a very delicate animal. A camel that has worked fifteen days In succession needs a month’s pasturage to recuper ate. It is liable to a host of ailments and accidents. When a caravan crosses a sobkha, or dry salt lake. It Is rare that some of the animals do not break a leg. If the fracture is in the upper part of the limb there is nothing for it but to slaughter the animal and retail its flesh as butcher’s meat. If the lower part of the limb aas been injured the bone is set and held in position by means of splints made of palm branches, which are bound with small cords. If no complications ensue at the end of a month the frac ture is reduced. When It is a case of simple dislocation the injured part is cauterized with a redhot iron, then coated with clay and bandaged with a strip of cloth. Fifteen days afterward the animal is generally cured —Vulga risation Scientifique. It Depends! ‘‘How do you pronounce s-t-I-n-g-y?” the teacher asked the young gentle man nearest the foot of the class. And the smart boy stood up and said it de pended a great deal whether the word applied to a man or a bee. —London News. London. The Romans built London about the year 50 A P, but London wall was not built until 306 A. D. And when a cigar is called a “weed” the reason is obvious. PERRY WRNTSi AMERICAN FLAG AT SOUTH POLE DISCOVERER OF NORTH END OF EARTH’S AXIS MAKES OFFER TO GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY. TO MAKE START NEXT FALL _ * Commander Has Announced That He Will Not Accompany Expedition, but Will Give Advice. PROPOSITION WILL BE ACCEPTED. WASHINGTON, D. C., Feb. 2. Commander Robert E. Peary, discoverer of the north pole, has made a proposi tion to the National Geographic society, j which, if accepted, will mean that an American expedition will be on the way to discover the nnconqnered south pole next fall. On behalf of the Peary Arctic club of New York, Commander Peary suggested that the club and the Geographic society tit up a joint expedition to reach the south pole. The Peary Arctic club, be said, in makiug the offer at a dinner giv en by Dr. Alexander Graham Bell to Jhe board of directors of the National Geo graphic society, would contribute the steamship Roosevelt, which could not t>e duplicated for $150,000, provided the Na tional Geographic society would assume the responsibility for the first $50,000 to ward the cost of the expedition. To Divide Expense. According to the plan suggested, all ex penses above that sum are to be divided equally between the two organizations. Commander Peary estimated that the total cost would be $75,000 to $lOO,OOO. The proposed expedition would start next fall, and would reach coast laud about I March, 1911. This point is directly op posite the base of the British South Po lar expedition. The two camps -would be about 2000 miles apart, and approximate ly the same distance from the pole. It is estimated that the explorers would reach the south pole about December 31, 1911. Commander Peary’s proposal was re ceived with enthusiasm by the members of the board of managers of the Geo graphic society, but as the meeting at the dinner was an informal one, no for mal action was taken. Tho matter, how ever. was referred to the finance and research committees of the society with instructions to report at a special meet ing to be called at an early day. Will Accept Offer. It is believed that the society will de cide to accept the proposal. Commander Peary, however, said that he could not conduct the expedition in person as the sledge work required so much physical exertion that it needed a younger man than he to undertake it. JOKE MAY RESULT IN LOSS OF BOTH FEET. Milwaukee Fireman on Cruiser Left in Car While Intoxicated with Nitric Acid Nearby. NEW YORK. Feb. 2.—[Special.]— With both feet so badly burned as a result of a practical joke with nitric acid or oil of vitrol, that surely one foot and likely both feet will have to be amputated, Thomas Sullivan aged 24, a fireman and enlisted man on board the United States cruiser Hancock, now ly ing up for repairs in the Brooklyn navy yard, is suffering terrible pain in the United States Marine hospital at Brook lyn. He was on shore leave and was drinking Friday night in Jersey City with some acquaintances. When he was awakened by terrible burning of his feet Saturday morning, he found himself in an empty baggage car, shoes and stock ings off and an empty bottle of acid near by. He had not been robbed. He was enlisted for the navy at Milwaukee, where his relatives reside. MRS. DRAYTON WEDS WILLIAM PHILLIPS. Granddaughter of the Late William As tor Becomes Wife of American Embassy Secretary. LONDON, Feb. 2. Miss Carolyna Astor Drayton of New York, who is the only daughter of J. Coleman Dray ton and is the granddaughter of the late William Astor, became today the wife of William Phillips, secretary of the American embassy. The parish church at Rogate, Sussex, was the scene of the wedding ceremony, which was witnessed by a large party of relatives and friends. Rev. Canon Edgar Sheppard, sub-dean of the Chapels Royal, officiated. Mr. Phillips, whose home is in Boston, was third assistant secretary of state during the administration of President Roose velt, and was a member of the famous "Tennis cabinet.” STEALS ON[RIGHT DAY. Ohio Man Escapes Penitentiary by Tak ing Ostrich Plumes Which Were Marked Down. EAST LIVERPOOL, 0., Feb. 2.—Be cause it happened to be bargain day when he stole six plumes from a department store, George Brown escaped a peniten tiary sentence and was sent to the work house instead this afternoon. The plumes, ordinarily valued by the proprietor at $42, were marked down to $24. The grand jury said that the off was petit larceny on bargain day, bCv. ouid nave been grand larceny at any her time when the value of the good exceeded $35. VAN HISE ON ANARCHIST. University President Disclaims Any Re sponsibility for Goldman’s Visit. MADISON, Wis., Feb. 2. —“As there has been some misunderstanding in re gard to the relations of the authorities of the University of Wisconsin to Miss Emma Goldman on her recent visit to Madison, I desire to make the following statement in regard, to the facts,” said President Charles R. Van Hise of the University of Wisconsin on Tuesday. "The university authorities had 'noth ing whatever to do with Miss Goldman’s coming to Madison. None of her meet ings were held in buildings over which the university authorities have any con trol None of the university authorities have taken any action which qan fairly be construed as approving Mass Gold man’s doctrines, “I| view of these frets a great injus tice is done tie university by the impli cation that the university' authorities sympathize with or give encouragement to the doctrines advocated by Miss Gold man.” Shoe Dealer Is Bankrupt. MANITOWOC, Wis.. Feb. 2.—[Spe cial.] —Simon Sokolwltz, shoe dealer, has filed a petition in bankruptcy. Liabili ties are given at $5200. with assets of $BOOO, mostly represented by merchan- DAIRYMAN FEARS OLEO I BADGER BUTTERMAKER PROTESTS AGAINST TAX’S REPEAL. l#> Would Have Dtairy Herds Brought Up to Higher Standard to Produce More Fat. g FOND DU LAC. Wis., Feb. 2. [Special.]—A protest against the repeal ->f the law providing for a tax on oleo- j margarine and the forming of cow-test- 1 mg associations in order to enlarge the jutput of butter and combat the sales of 1 ;ho oleomargarine were urged by G. I*. ] Sauer of East Troy, president of the j isconsin Buttermakers’ association, in tis annual address delivered at the open tig session of the association here on Tuesday evening. “Cow-testing associations should be darted by every buttermaker among his patrons,” said Mr. Sauer. "This year’s high prices of butter have brought out the fact that the people will not con sume much butter if the wholesale price ;oes much over 30 cents a pound, but ! will buy oleomargarine and in such j quantities that the daily output of this products exceeds 250,000. This alone ! should urge us to do something to in- | crease the yield from each patron’s - herd so that he may be able to produce j two pounds of butter fat from the same | feed it takes to produce one. and in | what way can it be done better than j through the cow-testing associations in j weeding out the poor cows and replac ing them with better ones. "The _ oleomargarine manufacturers are again fighting the dairy industry of this country by trying to repeal' the 10 cents a pound tax on colored oleo margarine and every dairyman and also every consumer should do all in their power to prevent the repeal of this law, because the tax on colored oleomargarine protects the consumer by making it im possible to sell it as butter and this protects the dairy industry as well.” concluded the speaker. The convention opened Tuesday night with the invocation by Rev. L. H. Kel ler of this city and the address of wel come by Mayor E. W. Clark. Follow ing a response by one of the delegates the reports of the various officers were read. The programme closed with an illustrated lecture by Prof. E., H. Far rington of the Madison dairy school. This morning the butter room was open for inspection and the judging of the exhibits began. The annual election ; of officers also took place this morning. This afternoon the speakers were J. j L. Frank. Black Earth; S. B. Shilling, ; Chicago; Elov. Erickson, St. Paul, Minn., and G. H. Benkendorf; Madison. To night the delegates will he entertained at a theater party. BOYS PUBLISH PAPER. Industrial School Students Edit and Print a Neat and Attractive Monthly Magazine. WAUKESHA. Wis., Feb. 2.—[Spe cial.] —The initial copy of "The Big Brother,” a sixteen-page magazine, to be published monthly by the boys of the State Industrial school, has made its ap pearance. The work on the first issue was practically done by four boys under the direction of Daniel E. Bryant, whose name appears at the head of the editorial page as editor and instructor. The pub lication is one of the results of the es tablishment of an up-to-date printing plant at the school by the state board of control after Supt. A. J. Hutton had la bored continuously for over five years-to secure the same. The initial number is typographically perfect and has a hand some three-color cover. Besides notes of interest concerning persons and affairs of the school it contains much interesting reading matter including a short story, poems and other articles. TO MARRY FIFTH WIFE. Hotel Proprietors Will Become Man and Wife—Bride Is Sixty Years Old. FOND DU LAC, Wis., Feb. 2. [Special.]—Although he is now G 4 years of age, Alfred Gallant, former proprie tor af the Gallant house, will launch his bark on tho sea of matrimony for the fifth time at Menominee, Mich., when he ■will be married to Mary Schenevert, pro prietor of the Russell hotel at Neenah. Mr. Gallant was first married at Northampton, Mass., when he was 25 years of age. His ’wife died and he was married again in a small village in Canada. The second wife died also and Mr. Gallant was married for the third time at Neenah, but this marriage prov ing a failure he was granted a divorce and upon marrying again in this city also secured a divorce. His present prospective bride is about GO years old. The couple will reside in Neenah after their marriage. PARIS IS RECOVERING. Waters Have Almost Wholly Receded from Streets and Reconstruction Work Is Hurried. PARIS, Feb. 2. —The Hood situation continues to improve rapidly. Except in the Javel quarter, the twelfth arrou dissement, and a few isolated spots on the left bank of the river Seine, the wa ters have almost wholly receded from the streets of Paris. The retreating waters have exposed to view great gaps in the pavements, while stranded boats and scattered wreckage indicate how far the river wandered from a normal course. The work of disinfection and the restor ing of the transportation system is pro ceeding energetically, but the progress is necessarily slow. It will be many days and probably weeks before the telegraph and telephone systems, the sur face railways and the railway lines are again on a normal basis. A generous American, who desires that his identity shall not be revealed, has i written to one of the relief societies of- I fering to pay for all the bread dis | tributed gratuitously during the next thirty days. WARM ON CHEQUAMEGON BAY. Shortage in Ice Crop May Be Result of Unusual Winter. WASHBURN, Wis., Feb. 2.—-[Spe cial.] —So mild has the weather been in ! the Chequamegon bay district this win -1 ter that there is likely to be a shortage of ice the coming season, unless cold weath er comes soon. At present there is only j eight inches of ice on the bay, and this is not thick enough for cuttiug. Other | years there has been from eighteen inches to three feet of ice at this time. The weather has not been below the I zero mark since Christmas. The oldest ! settler does not remember a winter that i will equal the present one. DEATHS NOT EXPLAINED. Coroner’s Jury Adjourns to Await Re sult of Chemical Analysis. LADYSMITH, Wis., Feb. 2.—Wheth er poison caused the deaths of August Wolf and the Richards woman on Satur dav is still undecided by the coroner’s jurv, which has adjourned until Febru ary 14. awaiting the examination of the stomachs of the victims. Some of the whisky found was tested by local drug gists, but showed no poison. A rousta bout at the bouse of which the dead woman was an inmate testified that she had left after a fight with the landlady. HUNDRED HOTEL GUESTS ESCAPE FIERCE BLAZE GET OUT OF LEAD (S. D.) BUILDING ONLY WITH GREATEST DIF FICULTY. NONE ARE KILLED OR INJURED. Twenty-six Flee in Night Clothes When Pittsburg Structure Is Partly Destroyed. PROPRIETOR AND WIFE BURNED. LEAD, S. I>., Fob. 3.—The lives of 100 non-union men were endangered early today by a tierce blaze which de stroyed the Campbell hotel here. Many escaped with the greatest difficulty, but none was killed or injured. Flee in Night Clothes. PITTSBURG, Pa., Feb. 3.—The Ho tel Birmingham, south side, was discov ered ablaze early today. Twenty-six guests in night robes were forced to dee down tire escapes. Clayton Williams, proprietor of tin- hotel, and his wife were seriously burned in their efforts to quell the dames. The loss was slight. GERMANY WILL NOT BEGIN TARIFF WAR FEDERAL COUNCIL ADOPTS BILL TO AVERT TROUBLE. MEASURE IS INTRODUCED AT MEETING OF REICHSTAG. BERLIN, Feb. 3.—lt was officially announced today that the tariff nego tiations had made such progress, that a bill for the regulation of trade relations between Germany and the United States had been passed already by the federal council and would be introduced in the Reichstag this afternoon. Assuming that the measure sanctioned by the council will be adopted by the legislative body, it may be regarded as certain that Ger many’s general tariff will not be applied to American imports after February 7. “The Bundersrat h is authorized to ad mit to a reasonable extent the imports of the products of the United States t<> German customs territory sit the tariff rates of the existing commercial treaties. This authorization will remain in force so long as the United States does not sub ject the products of the German empire and those countries and territories united with it in customs relations to higher duties than are contained in section 1 of the American tariff law of August 5. 1000.” CHARGES NOT PROVEN. Dr. Sorensen’s Accusations of Cruelty Toward Patients Are Not Proven, According to Report. RACINE. Wis., Fob. 3.—[Special.] The long delayed findings of the state board of control in the investigation of charges of mismanagement at the Ra cine county asylum brought by Dr. S. Sorenson, formerly the asylum physi cian. today state that some of the charges are sustained while others were not, and the board, while believing the investigation will result in much good, cannot refrain from disapproval of the means by which it was brought about. The charges brought by Dr. Sorenson with reference to mismanagement are not sustained nor is a charge that an assistant assaulted a patient. As to the insufficiency of heat, it is found that the management has been somewhat negligent in regard to this and also as to the temperature in the buildings and recommends that ther mometers be placed in the different wards. It was found that the ventila tion system is all right if properly op erated. The charge that obstructions were placed in the way of paroling patients was found to be partly faulty, but the law is pointed out on this subject and recommendations are made that paroling should be encouraged. There was no foundation to the charge that discharged patients were not given railroad fare from Racine. While there have been no very sen sational findings on the part of the state board, the general impression is that the investigation will do much good and that corrections will be made by the hoard of trustees to remedy the condi tions. SEINE STILL DROPPING. Paris Gauge Shows Fall of Nearly Five Feet from Crest of Recent Flood in France. PARIS, Feb. 3.—The River Seine con tinues its recession, the gauge today showing a drop of nearly live feet from the crest of the flood. The relief contributions from crowned heads amount now to approximately $55,000. Other foreign subscriptions ex ceed $400,000. Of the $120,000 already transferred to Foreign Minister Pichon by American Ambassador Bacon $32,000 has been turned over to the French Red Cross in conformity to the wishes of the donors. Rodman Wanamaker, who desires to pay the bread bills of flood victims for one mouth, has forwarded a first install ment of SOOOO. ROBS POLICE JUSTICE. Sneak Thief Takes Long Chances if He Gets Caught. FOND DU LAC, Wis., Feb. 3. [Special.]—Police Justice R. C. Fair banks is the victim of a thief who seem ingly knows how to figure out safe com binations. The justice’s safe was opened today and S2O abstracted. hater the safe in Attorney H. C. Swett’s office was unlocked but no booty was secured. Fred J. Wolf's safe was opened several days ago. The jobs, seemingly were done by the same man. New Normal School Assured. MADISON. Wis., reb. 3.—The board of normal school regents have decided to build anew normal school at Eau Claire. That city has provided a site and the last Legislature provided the appropriation. George B. Nelson of Stevens Point has been appointed to succeed D. B. McFarland, whose term expires next week. Ex-Judge Sues County for Fees. WAUSAU. Wis., Feb. 3.—[Special.] —Former County Judge Henry Miller has brought suit against the county for $420.41 as balance due on his claim of $798.98 for services rendered while county judge, for examinations of ap plicants for permits to work. STOCK MARKET SLUMPS BADLY BEAR RAID COUPLED WITH HEAVY LIQUIDATION IS CAUSE OF decline. STEEL BECOMES STORM CENTER Prices Run Oft Until Some Issues Reach Lowest Point Attained Since Last Summer. FEVERISH RALLIES ARE FUTILE.! NEW YORK. Feb. 3.—There was a; renewal of heavy liquidation in the stock, market today, ami this circumstances, coupled mith an attack on the market by an organized bear party caused a violent break in prices. A contest was waged during the first, hour by supporters of the market to re-i sist the decline. Efforts at sustaining prices centered on United States steel Huge quantities of that stock were taken in the neighborhood of so When the stock broke that price. Goods of liquidation came on the market for -ill 1 the principal stocks. United States Steel itself sold down to 7*v\, The decline in Union Ua. itic reached 2V 4 , and Southern Pacific 2V£. Some of the other losses were; United Slates! Rubber. 3%; American Got ton Oil 3V American Smelting. West high,,use ’Elec-' trie. Consolidated (las and People’s (las. 3; Wabash pfd, 2t a ; Chesapeake A Ohio and Texas Pacific, 244. and the general list 1 to 2 points or more. Feverish Rallies Occur. There were occasional feverish rallies, caused by the covering of the bears, but the market showed no effective resiliency. The liquidation continue! throughout the morning, with only intermittent pauses and insignificant rallies. The new level of prices brought values back to a lower point than has been seen on the stock exchange since last summer. The declines were violent, running to between 1 and 4 points in all of thei active speculative stocks. United States, Steel seemed to be the pivot of the mar ket. and when that stock fell to 7H during the noon hour the whole market took on an appearance of demoraliza tion. , There was another lull in the storm, of liquidation as the noon hour expired! but the resultant rallies brought the* familiar decreasing activity which lefd the speculators puzzled over the next] movement of the market. Forced to Lower Level. A number of lending stocks wore! forced down in the final hour to u lower level than before. The resistance encountered on this de cline seemed to be more effetive than oni the earlier dips, so that the market ral lied with some show of resistenoy. Thisi was after United States Steel had been forced below 7S. The market became quieter after thisi decline had been arrested. EXPECT BIG BUSINESS,' Agents for Transatlantic Steamship Lines Prepared for Heavy Traffic During Season of 1910. NEW YORK, Feb. 3.—A heavy tour ist business during the approaching sea son is expected by all agents of trans atlantic steamship lines. Some believe the record for first and second-class travel will be broken. An improvement in steerage traffic is also expected but it. is hardly believed that this will reach the volume of business done in 1905 and 1000, when the million mark was passed, or the record of 1007 when 3,285,349- immigrants were landed in New York., The pause in business in the fall of 1007] checked the tide of cabin and steerage! travel, and there was a falling off of g 10,000,000 in the business done by the ausatlantic lines during 1008. Busi ness Improved to tin? extent of .SO,OO, ,705 last year, and it is now hoped that the receipts for 1907 will be approximate,f during the season almost at hand. In 1008, 93,010 first-class passengers and 105.534 second-class passengers crossed from New' York to Europe, and 04,800 first-class and 104,077 second-class passen gers arrived in New York from Europe. In 1909 the eastbound passengers of the first-class totaled 08.087. and (ho second class passengers 07,000. In the same year the arrivals in New York included 130,017 first-class passengers and 107,- 252 second-class. The i-eturns of twenty-seven steamship lines show traffic both ways as follows: 1904 1,503,170 1907 2,457,328) 1905 . .. 1,(5(i3.(!20 1908 1,530,101 1900 .. 1,98-1 .088 1900 1,730,000 This shows an increase of about 200.000 passengers in 1000 from the vious year, but the total was still ,2,.- 328 behind that of 1007. RATE COMMISSION RULINGS. Telephone and Cheese Box Rates Are Es tablished by Decisions. MADISON. Wis., Feb. 3.—[Special.] —The railroad rate commission today ruled tliat the Frauksville Telephone company may charge a rate of $1.25 per month for all classes of subscribers. In the case of E. H. Perry on cheese boxes rates from Richland Center to Dodger ville. the commission ordered the com panies to discontinue charging the pres ent local rates and substitute a joint rate of 7 5-10 cents per 100 pound*. Perry is allowed $2.>.30 for excessive rates to be refunded to him. THIRD POISON VICTIM DIES. No Clew Discovered of Manner in Which Family Was Affected. WASHBURN, Wis., Feb. 3. A 12-j year-old girl, the third member ol the; Behrend fainib'. died Wednesday as the result of poisoning. Little hope is held) for the recovery of the other three chil dren. The nature of the poisoning is baf lling the physicians. Food poisoning is, doubted. One of the children refuses to take water from a cup, having apparent ly great fear. SLEIGH TRAGEDY YET UNSOLVED. Chicago Chemist Is Examining Stomachs of Victims of Mystery. LADYSMITH. Wis.. Feb. 3.—The, tragedy of last Saturday, when the bod ies of August Wolf of this city and Mabel Richards were found underneath an overturned sleigh near Glen Beulah, remains unsolved. Local physicians at the post mortem found no trace of poi son or “foul play.” A Chicago chemist is ev examining the contents of the, stomachs. DENTIST DIES OF SCARLET FEVER. Sixth Death from Disease Is Recorded at Wausau, Wis. I WAUSAU, Wis., Feb. 3.—[Special.] —Dr. Thomas Johnson, prominent den tist, aged 42. died early this morning of scarlet fever after an illness of two day's. This makes the si?:th death from thi disease this winter. There are a number of other cases iu the city. Won’t Amend Corporation Law. WASHINGTON, D. C., Feb, 3. President Taft today announced that ha did not consider an amendment to the corporation tax law necessary in order to prevent rival concerns from obtaining information as to the private affairs of| competitors.