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The Weekly Leader
(Successor to Watertown Bepnbllcan.) The Leader is entered at the Postoffice ai aecond-class matter. FARMERS’ CREED HOLDS GOOD Formulated 50 Years Ago by Henry Ward Beecher, and Still Effec tive— Distributed in Schools. In these da yi of intensive farming, agricultural colleges, chemical ferti lizers,- E. M. Rapp of Reading, Pa., county school superintendent, hag found that "The Farmers’ Creed," written nearly half a century ago, is so adaptable to present conditions that he has had it printed on cards and distributed among the advanced pu pils of the public schools. Here It Is: We believe in small farms and thor ough cultivation. We believe that soil loves to eat, as well as its owner, and ought therefore to be liberally fed. We believe In large crops which leave the land better than they found It —making the farmer and the farm both glad at once. We believe In going to the bottom of things, and, therefore, in deep plow ing and enough of it —all the better with a subsoil plow. We believe that every farm should own a good farmer. We believe that the best fertilizer for any soil is a spirit of industry, en terprise and intelligence. Without this lime and gypsum, bones and green manure, marl and guano will be of little use. We believe in good fences, good barns, good farm houses, good stock, good orchards and children enough to gather the fruit. We believe in a clean kitchen, a neat wife in it and a clear conscience. We firmly disbelieve in farmers who will not improve; in farms which grow poorer every year; in starving cattle; In farmers’ boys turning into clerks and merchants; In farmers ashamed of their vocation, or who drink whis ky until hcnest people are ashamed of them. Ha Staked His Herd. Many stories of big poker games among the western cattlemen in the early days have been told, but the story of the game with probably the greatest stakes is here printed for the first time. Two well-known cattle men of southwestern Kansas, one of whom is now a prominent business man in Kansas City, started to move their herds to the pastures of Wyo ming. Each herd contained more than a thousand head of cuitle. When they came to the crossing of the Arkansas river near Coolidge they found a flood on. They were unable to cross for two or three days. To while away the time the two men en gaged in a poker game. When the flood finally subsided so that the cat tle could proceed one of the cattle men said to his son, who was helping him to drive: “Just turn my herd over to our neighbor and we will go back home.” He had bet and lost not only all the money he had but all of the herd of cattle. Molded by Circumstances. Yoshio Markino in McClure’s tells the following anecdote of his literal mindedness: At the grammar school I used to be lieve all that I w r as taught. But very often I made an awful misunderstand ing. For instance, our reader said: "The human nature Is just like the water. If you put the water into a square vessel the water will become square, and if you put it into a round vessel it will have a round shape. Boys and girls, therefore, you must choose your friends.” No sooner than the school hour was over. I ran to my neighbor who had a newly born baby. I told the mother; “Don't put your baby in a hard, flat bed; her figure will become flat.” The Last Passenger Pigeon. Measures were taken to ascertain whether the passenger pigeon had been completely exterminated. Under the stimulus of rewards offered aggre gating altogether several thousand, dollars many reports were received of nesting passenger pigeons. The in formation. however, proved incorrect on investigation, and it is practically established that of the vast hordes of wild pigeons that formerly inhabit ed the eastern United States there is now' but one survivor, a female bird 18 years old in captivity in the zoo logical garden of Cincinnati. Familiar. But when, in token of his great love, he would have smothered her with kisses, she drew back. “Sir.” quoth she, coldly, “no famil iarities! ’ Yet even in that trying moment his presence of mind did not desert him. “If they are indeed familiarities to you, certainly not!” ’ e retorted, and bowed ironically, after which, assum ing an easy air, he betook himself off. —Puck. Of More Importance. Betty may not be very worldly wise, but she is practical. She knows enough to take a common sense view of things sentimental as well as material. So, when she listened to the proposal of the young man she is fond of, she couldn’t help saying what she did. “If you reject me. Betty dear,” he urged, in a final appeal, “I shall never, never love another. It will be the end.” “And if I accept you,” she asked, “does the same thing hold good?” Lost Opportunity. Mrs. Gramercy —Why are you angry with your husband? . Mrs. Peck —He’s just as mean as could be. Although he knew' he was going into bankruptcy he never told me beforehand, so I could have or dered a whole lot of things.—Life. Foolproof. “There’s a foolproof aeroplane on the market.” “Good. What’s its main character Istlc?” “It won’t fly.” ALDRICH DENIES HINES’ TAFT TALE Says President Said Lorimer Was “Not Objectionable.” “DIO NOT SEEK LUMBERMAN” Former Senate Leader Refutes Many Statements Made Before investi gating Committee Concerning Senatorial Election. Washington.—Former Senator Nel son W. Aldrich of Rhode Island was the star witness before the Lorimer investigation committee of the senate. Mr. Aldrich confirmed some statements made by Edward Hines, the Chicago lumberman, regarding the part played by President Taft and himself In Senator Lorlmer’s election and repudiated others. In substance, Aldrich’s testimony was to the euct that Hines ap proached him and asked him what the administration thought of Lorimer, and Aldrich Informed him that Lori mer was “not objectionable” to Pres ident Taft. Later In the aay a cross-examina tion brought an admission from C. F. Wiehe, brother-in-law of Hines, that the mysterious Robert Shields of Superior, Wls., who travels the coun try over refreshing the memories of witnesses prior 'to their appearance here, has obtained for his own agency, $4,000,000 of Insurance on the Hines Lumber company’s properties, has “lobbied” for the concern and Its branches in the Wisconsin ’cgislature and was active in the election of Sen ator Stephenson of Wisconsin. This is what former Senator Aldrich accomplished during his short ap pearance on the witness stand; Denied that he sent for Edward Hines in the spring of 1901. Denied that he asked Hines to see Congressman Lorimer and impress on him “that the administration was very anxious to have a Republican senator elected in illlnois as soon as possible.” Denied that he told Hines there were several Important tariff sched ules coming up in the senate for the passage of which It was very im portant to have every available Re publican vote. Denied that he again sent for Hines and asked him to accompany him to the White House to discuss the Illi nois situation with the president. Denied that he told Hines the pres ident and he (Aldrich) thought Lori mer could be elected and again asked Hines to urge on Lorimer “the neces sity of becoming a candidate and do ing all he could to be elected at the earliest moment possible.” Denied that he sent any message whatever either to Lorimer or to Governor Deneen concerning the elec tion. Mr. Aldrich thought he had par ticipated in three conversations with Hines. The first one was early in April, 1909. He had not sent for Hines. Washington.—Senator Boles Pen rose, Republican leader of the United States senate, corroborated be fore the Lorimer committee of that body the evidence given by Edward Hines, so far as he had been named in the testimony of the Chicago lum berman. The senator told without hesitation the story of his participa tion in the election of Senator Lori mer of Iliinois; of his conferences with Mr. Hines, of his urging the lat ter to aid in seeing that a Republican was elected by the deadlocked legisla ture and of his final desire that Con gressman Lorimer, whom he found to be the only man upon whom the war ring Republican factions of Illinois could unite, should be given the sena torship. GETS 3,000 BEGGING LETTERS. Mrs. Harriman Is Asked For $110,000,- 000 Alms In Year. New York. —During the past year Mrs. E. H. Harriman, widow and sole heir to the mHlions left by the great financier, has received more than 5,000 begging letters. The aggregate amount of money asked for reaches the gigantic total of $110,000,000. The amounts requested ranged from sums as small as $lO to amounts sufficient to found a college or buy a cattle ranch. So interested did Mrs. Harriman be come in this enormous correspond ence that she left instructions to have all begging letters turned over to her personally, so that she might get at the “psychology” of It all. Her idea was to find out the percentage of really worthy requests. The task has become so enormous, however, that Mrs. Harriman has been obliged to turn the letters over to the bureau for municipal research, asking it to aid her in the study of f he problem. Pays $22,500 for Pitcher. Minneapolis, Minn.—Barney Drey fuss. president of the Pittsburg club of the National league, has purchased Many O’Toole, St. Paul’s sensational spitball pitcher, for $22,500, the high est price ever paid for a ball player in the history of organized base ball. Andrew Johnson’s Aid Dead. Nashville, Tenn. —Edmund Cooper, secretary to President Andrew John son, is dead at the age of ninety at his home in Shelbyville, Tenn. Finds Comet in Pegasus. Geneva, N. Y.—Dr. W. R. Brooks, di rector of the observatory at Ho bart college, announces he has dis covered a comet in right ascen lion 22 hours, 13 minutes, 40 seconds ind declination north 20 degrees. 37 minutes, with motion northwest. The comet Is in the constellation Pegasus. Miss Whitney Engaged to Wed. New York. —The engagement of Wil ard D. Straight of Oswego. N. Y., and Dorothy p. Whitney was en ounced here FLEETS IN FIGHT OFF LONG ISLAND Both “Enemy” and Defense Claim V 1& tory—New York Is the Prize. Block Island, R. I.—A fleet of nine battleships, representing half the strength of the "Blue,” bore down on this little island In an effort to cap ture Long Island sound and the "back door” to New York. For three hours the attacking fleet engaged in battle with the defenders, composed of submarines and torpedo destroyers. Whether the invaders were van quished or conquered the defense will not be known for some months, or un til the national board of strategy re ports. Both sides are claiming the victory. The Blue fleet, commanded by Rear Admiral Osterhaus. is alleged by Its supporters to have penetrated the de fense line with several minutes to spare. Theoretically, the battleships have sunk all of the defending vessels, Its officers claim. On the other hand, the defense says that, theoretically, there Is none of the attacking vessels afloat. The officers under Commander Edward W. Eberle say the submarines and destroyers annihilated the foe. The attacking force suffered one real loss. The flagship Connecticut cracked Its crankshaft during the fight and went out of action. It. will sail for New York and Rear Admiral Os terhaus will transfer his flag to an other vessel. The defending fleet was composed of a cruiser near Brenton’s Reef light ship, off Newport, southwesterly, near to Point Judith, apparently defending the entrance to Nerragansett bay, and several other cruisers in the vicinity of Point Judith. Rear Admiral Osterhaus, command er of the attacking fleet, massed the greater portion of his battleships to the eastward of Block Island. Nine of these battleships were lying off there, cleared for action, as another division of the attacking fleet came in from sea and, rounding Northeast light, at the end of Sandy Point, headed ove? to wards Gardiner’s bay? Fifteen or twenty miles to the eastward of Block Island and In the direction of No Man’s Land another fleet of battleships was apparently ready to co-operate with the main squadron In simultaneous attacks upon both Newport and the eastern entrance of Long Island sound. Admiral Osterhaus’ fighting squad ron Is backed up, theoretically, by a large fleet of imaginary transports laden with invisible troops. W'iLLIS MOORE NOW UNDER FIRE, Weather Bureau Head, Like Wiley, Accused of Illegal Expenditures. Washington. Willis L. Moore, chief of the United States weath er bureau, has been charged with unlawful expenditure of money for the employment of experts. The charges are almost Identical with those brought against Dr. Harvey W. Wiley. James Berry, former chief of the distributing division of the weath er bureau, filed formal charges against Moore with the department of justice, claiming the unlawful ex penditure was made In connection with seismological observations made by Rev. F. L. Odenback of Cleveland, O. Attorney General WJckersham sent the charge to Secretary of Agri culture Wilson without recommenda tion. Mr. Moore refused to comment on the charges SCIENCE CHURCH IS ATTACKED. Mrs. Eddy’s Son Files New Charges in Fight for $2,000,000. Concord, N.' H. - “Pernicious,” “hostile to organized society,” and “forbidden and made void by public policy and the laws of the land” are some terms applied to the practices of the leaders of the Chris tian Science church in amendments filed by counsel for George W. Glover of Lead, S. D., to Glover’s bill seeking to cave the residuary clause of the will of his mother, Mrs. Mary Baker Eddy, declared void. This residuary clause bequeaths the residue of the estate, estimated at $2,000,000, to the First Church of Christ, Scientist, of Bos ton, and Glover seeks to obtain the residue for himself and Dr. E. J. Foster Eddy of Waterbury, Vt., Mrs, Eddy’s adopted son. PUBLIC LIKES POSTAL BANKS Records Show Western States Lead in Average Deposits. Washington.—ln announcing the designation of fifty addition sec ond-class postofflces in twenty six separate states as postal savings banks, Postmaster General Hitchcock declared the system was grow'ing in favor wdth the public. This, he said, was especially true in the western states. He cited a record made in Cripple Creek, Colo., where in four w r eeks forty-two deposits of SIOO each were made. • The United States coupon bonds will he ready for delivery S-iurday. Two Killed in Boat Speed Trial. Portsmouth, England—ln a speed trial of the British torpedo boat de stroyer Kangaroo off Beachy Head one of the boilers of the vessel ex ploded. Two men were killed and sev< eral injured. Two Dead in Trolley Crash. Hackensack, N. Y. —Two men were killed and a dozen or more passengers were seriously injured when two cars on the North Jersey Rapid Transit company’s trolley line met in a col lision. Municipal Pigs Prove Failure. New Haven, Conn.—Municipal col lection of garbage, tried out here for the last six months, has proved a cost ly venture. The expense has been at the rate of $54,000 a year, the greater part of which represents Investment in pigs. Bobby Carruthers Is Dying. Peoria, 111. —Robert Carruthers, at one time the highest-salaried baseball player in the world. Is dying at a hos pital in this city from a nervous break down. RECIPROCITY BILL PASSED BY SENATE fioes Through Upper House With out Amendment. PARTY LINES WIPED OUT Measure Must Now Be Acted on by House Before it Can Be Sent to President for His Signature. Washington.—The Canadian reci procity bill was passed by the senate by a vote of 43 ayes and 27 nays, and the business for which con gress was assembled in extraordinary session was concluded. FOR (REPUBLICANS). Bradley. Nixon. Brandegee. Penrose. Briggs. Perkins. Brown. Poindexter. Burton. Richardson. Crane. Root. Cullom Stephenson. Guggenheim. Townsend. Jones. Wetmore. VP a nd / e - Works-21. McLean. FOR (DEMOCRATS). Bacon. Bankhead. Newlands. k . . O’Gorman. Overman. Ch Iton. Owen. Culberson. Paynter. Pomerene. Fletcher. Reed. Shively. Smith of Maryland. Hitchcock. Smith of S. C. Johnson. Stone. Johnston. Swanson. Martin. Martina. Wlillams-K. AGAINST (REPUBLICANS). ® orah - Heyburn. Stiletto. ?la r p n p ham - W" er °f Wyoming. McCumber. Craw fmd. Nelson. Cummins. Oliver. Curtis. Page Smith of Michigan. Gamble. Smoot. Oronna. Warren—24. AGAINST (DEMOCRATS). Bailey. Simons—3. Clark of Arkansas. Pairs—Lea (for). Frye (against): Till man (for), Dillingham (against); Ray ner (for), Sutherland (against): Du Pont (ror), Thornton (against); Percy (for). Galhnger (against). Every amendment was voted down by a larger majority than that by which the original bill finally carried —in all cases where a roll call was had. On the final passage 21 Repub licans voted for the bill and 24 against, 32 Democrats for it and 3 against. The only significant thing as to votes on the various amendments was the practically unanimous disposition on tne part of friends of the reciproci ty measure not to allow anything to mar the agreement entered into be tween executive officials of the Cana dian and United States governments. Most of the votes on amendments on which there were roll calls ran about 16 to 64. The highest votes ob tained in favor of any amendments were those on the Nelson cattle and farm products proposition and the Mc- Cumber scheme to prevent elimination of the duties on grain in bond. The former was defeated 23 to 58 and the latter 21 to 54. Ottawa, Ont. —The favorable ac tion by the United States sen ate on the reciprocity agreement puts the government in a somewhat strong er position, but it is conceded that it will not prove a factor in breaking the present deadlock on the question in the Canadian commons. The lead ers of the opposition profess to see no change in the situation and assert that they -will continue the filibuster against a measure which, they claim. Is the entering wedge looking to dis solution of Canada’s ties with the mother country. Under parliamentary rules the ma jority cannot force closure on a ques tion of this kind. The opposition can delay a vote indefinitely by providing speakers to continue debate. A dissolution of parliament and an appeal to the country in a general election with reciprocity as the issue Is the only course left to the govern ment, and it is expected that Premier Laurier will take advantage of the first opportunity to bring about proro gation, perhaps within a fortnight. The new parliament -would be able to enact the agreement before the first of the year. BLAMES HIS WIFE’S MOTHER Scientist De Forest Files Suit for Di vorce in Frisco. San Francisco. —Harriet Stanton Blatch of New York, daughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, is de clared by her son-in-law, Dr. Lee De Forest, scientist and wireless inventor, to be responsible for his suit for di vorce filed here against Mrs. Nora Stanton Blatch De Forest. The suit follows a suit for separa tion filed by Mrs. De Forest at Shore ham, L. 1., June 17. De Forest declares Mrs. Blatch pre vented a reconciliation with his wife. Mrs. Blatch is president of the League for Self-Supporting Women and Mrs. De Forest is a hydraulic engineer. Alexandra Still Mourning. London. —Queen Mother Alexandra has let it become known to her friends that she intends to prolong her period of mourning. She will not participate in any other gayeties for some months to come. Dreams, Falls Four Stories. New York. —While dreaming he was witnessing a prize fight, Dennis O’Meara, an express driver, rolled from his bed out of an open window, and fell four stories. O’Meara badly bruised, but not otherwise hurt. Tax Dodging Comes High. Eastford, Conn.—Because he evaded the payment of his personal tax of $2, Arthur Miller, a wealthy resident of this place, must pay a fine of $300.99. The fine is the largest ever imposed for this offense. American Bids Too High. Santiago, Chile—The government has refused the American offers for the construction of two battleships of the Dreadnougnt type, owing to the high prices asked. It will accept the offer of an English firm. HAITIEN RULER TO . MEET DIAZ’ FATE Rebels Hold Nearly Every Important Town on Island—Hard Fight Expected. Washington.—According to advices received in Washington from Haiti President Simon’s government will be superseded by a revolutionary body politic and the president himself may follow in the footsteps of Presi dent Diaz and be forced to leave the country. In the opinion of Captain Dismukes of the gunboat Petrel, which is at Port-au-Prince watching the opera tions of the revolutionists at Connives,) the revolutionists already practically are victorious and all of the towns of importance except the capital are in their possession. President Simon has been obliged, to abandon his campaign in the north and to withdraw his army hastily to the capital, where he arrived a very President -Simon. sick man, and is now confined to his bed. It is expected that there will be desperate fighting and Captain Dis mukes reported that the revolution ary troops are now marching toward the capital from St. Marc, which they captured without much resistance. The state department will stand be hind the action of American Minister Furniss in joining the other foreign representatives in a protest against any attempt to bombard the unforti fied towns of the coast. With one warship in Haitien waters and three others racing toward the war-torn republic, the navy depart ment is preparing to throw a cordon of armed vessels about the Island. BLUE AND THE GRAY CELEBRATE Survivors of Battle of Bull Run Hav? a Reunion. Manassas, Va. —The bloodstained sward of Bull Run was again peopled with those who with bit ter hatred and feverish anxiety awaited the break of dawn 50 years ago to commence the first battle of the Civil war. But instead of mingled curses and prayers; instead of the nervous tread of sentries, the fevered restlessness of foreboding, the rival camps of the blue and gray housed men bowed with years, whose only thought was that of peace and broth erhood. Elaborate preparations had been made for this unique gathering. The president of the United States and the governor of Virginia w’ere present to deliver addresses, with command ers-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic and the United Confederate Veterans, and distinguished soldiers and statesmen from every part of the United States. The town was decked with Confederate and Federal flags, and the streets sw’armed with visitors. The old Henry farm house with its shot-riddled w r alls was gay with bunt ing. FOUR BANDITS HOLD UP TRAIN. Masked Men Rob Northern Pacific’s Limited. Grand Forks, N. D. —Four masked bandits held up the North Coast Limited, east-bound, on the North ern Pacific railroad near Buffalo, N. D. After robbing the passengers of about SSOO and shooting Engineer S. P. Olson they escaped in an automo bile which they had in waiting. From St. Cloud, Minn., comes word that Detective J. J. Davis has cap tured three of the men at Melrose. The men are said to have bad part of the booty in their possession. A fourth man escaped. ANOTHER DUEL BY BERNSTEIN. Playwright and Editor Opponent Both Wounded In “Honor” Fight. Paris. —The playwright, Henri Bern stein, added another duel to his list when he fought Lean Daudet. editor of L’Action Francais, first with pis tols and then withsw r ords. Both men were wounded in the bout with swords but not seriously. M. Bernstein took exception to articles which appeared In M. Daudet’s paper and challenged the editor. Catch Alleged Counterfeiter. Hartford, Conn. —Secret service agents arrested Jesse Schroeder, charged with being the source of the supply of counterfeit bills which have been in evidence for some time in Ohio and Kentucky. Missouri Educator Is Dead. Kansas City, Mo, —J.-V. C. Karnes, a widely-known attorney and educa tional worker, died at his home in this city, aged seventy. For years he was a member of the board of cura tors of Missouri university. Five Passengers Injured. Muskogee, Okla.—Five passengers and the conductor were Injured when a Midland Valley train crashed through a bridge near Avant, Okla. The bridge is fifty feet high. The structure had been weakened by a swollen creek. Plot to Kill De, La Barra? Mexico City.—The police have re ceived information of an alleged plot to assassinate President de la Barra. The president discredits the report, b*>t detectives are investigating. MEASE IN FIRE INSURANCE LOSS COMPARISON OF TOTALS FOR PAST FORTY YEARS SHOWS NO IMPROVEMENT. 1910 LOSS WAS $5,529,142 State Department Report Shows Ag gregate Losses Paid in Wisconsin During Past Six Years Reach a Total of $23,534,503.23. Madison.— A constantly increns ing year-by-year loss in fire insur ance in W isconsin is shown by a com parison of the losses for a period of fort\ jears. This fact is a feature of the annual report of the Wisconsin insurance department of fire and ma rine insurance. The losses are de clared to be heavier proportionately than during any preceding five-year period, and the losses of the most fa vorable year of the three years just passed exceed all but five of the pre ceding forty years. The aggregate losses paid in Wis consin during the last six years are shown in the following table: 1905 $3,42 7,645.89 1906 3,160,534.00 1907 3,495,575.42 1908 4,209.556.32 1909 3,712,054.23 1910 5,529,142.37 Total $23,534,508.23 It is clear, says the report, that any tlaim that the fire loss in this state has been reduced recently is absolute ly without foundation. Undoubtedly a part of the excessive loss in the last year was due to the extremely dry season. It does not appear that the element of arson or other moral haz ard was a large factor. Out of 2,340 fires, only twenty-seven were deemed worthy of investigation. JUDGMENT OF $133,000 PAID Kenosha Company Receives Large Cash Sum from Chicago & Mil waukee Electric Road. Racine. —The Chicago and Milwaukee Electric railway has paid In cash through its receiver; W. O. Johnson, a judgment of $133,000, which with ac crued interest amounts to over $170,- OGO, to the Thomas B. Jeffery company of Kenosha. This is the largest judgment ever paid in southern Wisconsin and comes as a result of a suit brought six years ago by the company for damages for land taken from the company’s factory for a right of way for the road. A judgment was awarded the plaintiffs by a jury and this verdict was later affirmed by the supreme court. Following the court’s decision the company went into the hands of a re ceiver appointed by the United States Circuit court for the Northern district of Illinois. It was contended for a time that the supreme court’s decision would not hold a company under the control of the federal court, but it was finally decided to pay the judgment. KILLS WIFE'S EX-HUSBAND Frank Priest Returns to Reedsburg, Calls on Former Spouse and Is Fatally Shot by A. Van Dyke. Reedsburg. Frank Priest was shot by A. Van Dyke at the latter’s home and died in a hospital from his wounds. Priest was a former husband of Mrs. Van Dyke, leaving her eight or ten years ago, and a few years later she married Van Dyke. Priest recent ly returned after an absence of a year or more and was warned by Van Dyke to keep away from his house. Later Van Dyke went home and found Priest sitting at the table. He again repeated his warning and told Priest to go or he would shoot. The shot followed and Priest lived less than twenty-four hours. Van Dyke left and has not been heard from since. Hay May Reach S4O a Ton. Milwaukee. —With hay at S2O a ton and no relief from the dry weather in sight, farmers and dealers are freely predicting that it will go to S4O. and even higher. There is no doubt that the price will reach S3O within a short time. Last year’s crop was short. This year the hay has been burned up in th' fields. Su'cides in Burlington Hotel. Burlington.—The body of a strang er, possibly Robert White of Racine, was found in a room at the Jones house with a bullet wound through the heart. He had attempted to end his life with chloroform and, tha/ failing, used a revolver. Veteran Killed by Fall. Janesville. Louis Emrains of Whitewater, a civil war veteran, walked out of a second story win dow here, falling thirty feet and dy ing instantly. A policeman stumbled over his body in an alley. Spring Val'ey Bank Chartered. Madison. —State Banking Examiner Kuolt has approved of the articles of incorporation of the Farmer State bank at Spring Green, with a capital stock of $25,000. Pea Louse Closes Canneries. Sheboygan. —The pea louse has made its appearance in this section ahd it has been necessary to abandon whole fields. The local canning fac tory, together with those at Two Riv ers and Manitowoc, have been forced to close. Prominent Physician Injured. Eau Claire. —Dr. J. V. R. Lyman, leading physician of the northwest, had two ribs broken when his auto mobile was struck by a street car. [markets] Milwaukee, July 25. 1911. Butter—Creamery Extras. 24c; prints. 25c; firsts, 21# 22c; seconds, IS# 19c: process, IS @ 19c; dairy, fancy. 20c. Cheese American, full cream Twins, 12*4c; daisies, new, 12@ 13c; Young Americas, 12*4 @ 13c; long horns, 13 *4 c; limburger, new, 10# brick, 10c; Swiss. 14@17c. Eggs—Current receipts fresh, as to quality, 1514 c; recandled, extras 20 @ 21c; seconds. 10# 12c. Live Poultry—Fowls. 13c; roost ers, 7c; broilers, 15# 16c. Potatoes Wisconsin, new, on track. email@example.com. Wheat —No. 1, northern. 1.03# 1.04: No. 2, northern, 1.01 @1.02; No. 1, durum, 93 #94 14c; No. 2, du rum. 91# 92c. Corn—No. 3, yellow. G6c. Oats No. 3, white, 41 ij>c; stand* ard, 4114 c. Barley—Wisconsin, 1.07; No. 2. 1.15; medium, 1.07. Cattle—Butchers’ steers, 4.85# 6.35; heifers, firstname.lastname@example.org; cows, 3.50 @5.10; feeders, 3.70 @4.70; calves, 6.50 @ 7.75. Hogs Good, heavy, butchers’ 6.65 #6.80; fair to best, light, 6.30 @6.70; pigs, 5.50 @ 6.00. Sheep—Lambs, 4.00#6.75; ewes, 3.25 @ 3.75. Chicago, July 25. 1911. Cattle—Beeves, 5.10 #7.10; Stock ers and feeders, 3.00# 5.40; cows and heifers, 2.20 #5.90; calves, 5.50 @ 8.00. Hogs—-Light, 6.25 @6.75; heavy, 6.00 @6.70; rough, 6.00 @6.25; pigs. 5.25 @ 6.50. Sheep—Native. email@example.com; year lings, 4.40 @5.50; lambs, native, 4.00 # 6.50. Minneapolis, July 25, 1911. Wheat—No. 1, hard, 98%c; No. 1, northern, 90y 4 c; No. 2, northern, 95 %c. Corn—No. 3 t yellow, 6 4c. Oats —No. 3, white, 40c. Rye—No 2,80 c. News Notes of H^’sconsinJ Marinette.—During the summer 66,000,000 feet of logs will float down the Menominee river into the sorting gaps of the Menominee River Boom company. William H. Ste phenson, superintendent of the boom company, says 25,000,000 feet of the logs are now being rushed down the river to Menominee and Marinette mills and he expects that the drive will be completed within two w r eeks. Since spring 40,000,000 feet of logs have been run into the sorting gaps. About 40,000,000 feet of logs were hung up from last year, Madison. —The State Bankers’ as sociation has voted to aid the college of agriculture of the University of Wisconsin in the distribution of seed grains and to hold farmers’ meetings and exhibitions. The plan will divide the slate into circuits, each to have from three to five banks interested. Exhibits of grain and other farm pro duce will be made at the meetings, and prizes awarded. Winners In the circuits will exhibit their products at tha annual bankers’ show at Madi son during the winter farmers’ course. Oconomowoc. —Three deaths have oc curred from a disease which has been battling physicians for months. Between 400 and 560 people have been afflicted. The illness, which doc tors declare resembles diphtheria and scarletina, has been raging along the entire countryside since middle April. According to reports the plague is now abating. Physicians say it starts with an affection of the throat which*is so deep down that the greatest difficulty is experienced in treating the patient. Kenosha. —Willie Savage, aged 11, was killed and Byron Campbell, aged 12. was severely if not fatally injured when a fast train on the Chicago and Northwestern road crashed into a pony cart at the Selma crossing. The boys were taking a pleasure drive at the time of the accident, and euteml upon the track before they saw the train. The pony became frightened and starr ed to run down the track directly in front of the train. Milwaukee.—Charles Nagel, secre tary of the department of commerce and labor at Washington, will open the Industrial exposition in the Auditorium on the night of Sept 2, according to a letter received by the Merchants and Manufacturers’ association. Tne com munication is a personal one from Mr. Nagel, in which he accepts the invita tion extended to him some time ago to participate in the formal opening. Neenah. —A world’s record, mention of which has not been heretofore given, was made by Company I, Wisconsin National guard, at the encampment of the First regiment at Camp Douglas. In the rifle work on the range fifty-five men of Company I qualified as marks men. According to military statistics this has never been equaled by any company. Madison. —The new state board of public affairs will meet soon and out line a program for carrying on its work which is to adopt a uniform system f accounting for the state, investigate the cost of living and recommend to the next legislature a more economic distribution of products and commodities. Sheboygan—Charles H. Weisse of this city has formally announced that he is a candidate for the place on the democratic national committee made vacant by the death of Timothy E. Kyt n of Waukesha. Manitowoc. —Marinette has been selected to entertain the 1912 fest of the east Wisconsin saengerbund by the executive committee. Joseph Behrens of Sheboygan was named president, Wenzel Schwartz of Osh kosh secretary and A. S. Spiller of Green Bay treasurer. Algoma. —The Van Camp plant here has finished canning the short est crop known here since the can ning industry opened in northeastern Wisconsin. Excessive spring rains followed by a protracted dry spell reduced the pea crop 60 per cent.