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GRIME CONEESSION TELLS MADISON SHERIFF THAT HE DID NOT KILL LITTLE ANNIE LEMBERGER. FEAR CAUSE OF ADMISSION While on Way to Prison, Johnson Declared His Innocence and Said He Only Wanted to Escape a Mob Others Doubt His Guilt. Madison.—“l never killed the girl any more than you did.” Such was the declaration of John A. Johnson to Sheriff Brown, made while on his way to Waupun to serve a life sentence for the confessed mur der of little Annie Lemberger. “On the trip Johnson acted as though in mortal fear until the party had passed Columbus,” said the sher iff. “Then he talked rationally and without evidence of mental disturb ance.” The prisoner told the sheriff that he knew nothing of the murder or disappearance of the girl until the next morning when he went upon the street. Sheriff Brown said that he had as surances from Johnson that as soon as he could he would write a letter to Attorney Emerson Ely. “Johnson acted perfectly rational,” said the sheriff. He told the sheriff that he saw a mob attack a man at Darlington some twenty or twenty live years ago and that it was some thing terrible. He gave this as the reason for being afraid that a mob would attack him.” There is a widespread belief here that Johnson may not have been (he murderer of little Annie Lemberger, that his confession was the result of his fear of an imaginary mob and that he was railroaded to prison for life without adequate inquiry as to the truth of his confession. So far as the printed reports show there has not been discovered any evidence to corroborate this confession, while there are some facts that tend to dis credit it. The fact that police officers have again visited the scene of the tragedy gives color to a belief that even they are inclined to doubt the confession and that the case is not yet closed. It is regarded as very strange that a window could be broken, the little girl dragged out, and that no one heard any outcry. MAKES THREAT OF SUICIDE Carl W. Heyl, Former Madison Bank Teller, Disappears After Writing Letter to a Friend. Madison.—Carl W. Heyl, aged 35, formerly paying teller of the Bank of Wisconsin, wrote a letter to A. O. Paunack, a friend, declaring that he was discouraged and intended to end it all by jumping into Lake Men dota. The matter was reported to the police, who, after an investiga tion, decided that Heyl had not car ried out his intention to drown him seß, but, instead, had quietly left the city for some unknown place. Heyl resigned his position with the Bank of Wisconsin some time ago and ac cepted a similar place with a bank at Marshfield, but he later gave that up and took a job as traveling rep resentative of a fountain pen manu facturer. SET 1912 DAIRY SHOW DATE Directors Act in Order to Be Able to Inform Exhibitors During Ex position Held in October. Milwaukee. —The directors of the International Dairy show which will he held in Milwaukee October 10 to IS, have taken time by the fore lock and decided the dates for the 1912 exhibit. Next year it will be held from October iO to 20. The success of this year’s show is assured and the directors thought many of the exhibitors would be glad to make their dates a year ahead If they knew when the show' would he held here. “When the dairy show opens this year,” declares President Courteen, ‘The public will be given a glimpse of the most w r onderful collection of dairy cattle ever shown in America. To Avoid Conflict of Statutes. Madison.—The Wisconsin Indus trial commission has arranged for a conlerence at Chicago on Oct. 13 with various state commissions inter ested in workmen's compensation laws for the purpose of conferring with the congressional committee on employers' liability and workmen's compensation in order to reach an un derstanding that will prevent the pro posed federal laws and the state laws from conflicting. Commend Prize Fight Ban. Sparta.—The Western Wisconsin Af. E. conference held here sent a telegram to Lieut.-Gov. Morris, con gratulating him upon his firm stand in refusing to permit the Wolgast- McFarland boxing contest in Milwau kee. Dies from Train Injuries. Madison. —Frank G. Bassett of Woodman died here from injuries he received when run over by a train at Wauzeka. Missing Child Safe. Baraboo.—After an all day search, Walter McEnany, the 5-year-old son of Owen McEnany, cf Webster’s Prai rie. the lad thought to have been kid napped, was found in a corn field fast asleep. Brown County Value increases. Green Bay.—The total valuation of all property in Brown county placed by the assessors this year is $32,419,744, an increae of $730,- 922 since last year STATE FAIR SUCCESS FINE ATTRACTIONS DREW GOOD CROWDS DESPITE UNFAVOR ABLE WEATHER. Aviator Beachey Sets Wisconsin Alti tude Record by Rising Over 10,000 Feet in Air. Milwaukee. Military maneuvers and a sham battle participated in by 1,000 members of the Wisconsin Na tional guard and an ascent of more than 10,000 feet by Aviator Lincoln Beachey characterized the final day of the 1011 Wisconsin state fair. Beachey’s record-breaking aero plane flight, when he rose to the highest point ever reached by a hu man being above Wisconsin soil, was the culmination of a week of spec tacular work in the air. On this oc casion he remained in the air one hour and ten minutes. State fair officials are unanimous in saying that the 1911 fair was the best ever given. The attendance was not what it w r ould have been hqd the weather been more favorable. The fair surpassed all others in several departments. The speed events were the best ever held in Milwaukee. The showing of live stock was unusually good, and that is saying a great deal, as Wisconsin fairs have been noted for the exhibition of splendid stock. Poultry, horticulture, and other de partments were far ahead of those of previous fairs, in the opinion of many visitors. The attendance, cut down by threatening weather the first part of the week, totaled 115,8011. as compared with 125,758 last year. The total receipts were $41,923.25. In 1910 they were $51,294.85. Thurs day, “Milwaukee Day,” 37,307 people passed through the gates, this being about 17,000 less than attended the same day one year ago. Regarding the deficit in attend ance and the financial returns, Sec retary R. W: Rowlands said; “There is a deficit of 9,951 in at tendance, and I attribute this drop to threatening weather. The receipts are $5,000 below last year's figures. However, this loss is offset by the gain in grandstand receipts, extra boxes and an increased sum from concessions. “The loss this year will be about SI,OOO, which is a small sum, con sidering weather conditions of the first two days and the immensity of the proposition.” JOHNSON “DENIED” BEFORE Attorney Says He Protested Innocence After Pleading Guilty to Attempt ed Wrecking of Train. Madison. John A. (Dogskin) Johnson, confessed murderer of An nie Lemberger, new serving a life sentence at Waupun, appears to have the “denial habit,” according to the claim of Attorney L. A. Tarrell. chief examiner of the Wisconsin Industrial Commission. Attorney Tarrell has informed Dis trict Attorney R. M. Nelson that Johnson, after pleading guiltv to a charge of attempting to wreck a train at Darlington. Wis., and being sentenced to state prison, sent a let ter to the firm of Martin Tarrell in which he denied that he committed the crime. This letter, which, according to At torney Tarrell, is similar to that sent to Attorney Emerson Ela, in which Johnson denies the Lemberger mur der, is now on file in the firm’s office at Darlington. PFEIL MURDER TRIAL OPENS Case of Alleged Wife Poisoner at Sheboygan Expected to Bea Battle of Experts. Sheboygan.—Julius Pfeil, charged with the murder of his wife on April 3, last, near Elkhart Lake, entered a plea of not guilty, when arraigned in circuit court. This case promises to be one of the most sensational murder trials ever kpown in this sec tion of Wisconsin. It will be a battle of experts. The defendant is repre sented by three attorneys and Dis trict Attorney Collins has had Judge Simon Gillen appointed to assist him, Mrs. Pfeil was reported dead by her husband. A physician who was called issued a certificate giving the cause of death as heart disease. Lat er the stomach was examined and car bolic acid was found, sufficient to have caused death. Cedarburg Buttermaker Wins. Madison.—H. H. Whiting of Cedar burg led the butter score at the Wis consin state fair, his mark being 98. R. P. Christianson of Milltown was second with a score of 97%, accord ing to the announcement made by H. C. Larson, one of the judges. The other judges were Prof. C. E. Lee of the Wisconsin dairy works and J. C. Joslin of the United State* depart ment of agriculture. Boy Accidentally Shot. Sparta.—Forest, the 14 year old son of Ellis Matteson of Leon, was probably fatally wounded by a rifle shot. He was loading the weapon with the muzzle against his breast when it was discharged. Franksville Postoffice Robbed. Racine. —The postoffice at Franks ville, eleven miles west of this city, was robbed and about SSOO worth of stamps and a small amount in cash secured. On e Wealthy; Dies Poor. Fond du Lac. —Although said to have been wealthy at one time, Al fred Gallant, aged 70 years, a pio neer hotel man. w r as found dead in his room here with but 25 cents in his possession. Fatally Hurt by Train. Marinette.—William Johnson, aged 45 years, known as Buffalo Bill, was struck by a Milwaukee road train at Pembine and probably fatallv in .jured. | SOCIALIST, LIKE HER HUSBAND u u — CorfU'C/Vr ay <rc//rca/*S-r u Mrs. Victor Berger, wife of the only Socialist member of the nationaJ house of representatives, is as devoted to the cause of socialism as is her husband, and has been of the greatest aid to him in his political work. In Milwaukee, her home, she is well known and much liked. FOUR KILLED WHEN TRAIN HITS SURREY SOO LINE PASSENGER TAKES A TERRIBLE TOLL AT CROSS ING NEAR ROCKFIELD. FAMILY ALMOST WIPED OUT Wife and Two Children of Postmaster Frank Klein of Rockfield Meet In stant Death—Servant Girl Also a Victim—Father and Son Hurt. Milwaukee.—A surrey containing the family of Frank Klein, postmas ter at Rockfield, Washington county, was struck by a Soo passenger train near that place and four of its occu pants instantly killed. The dead are; Mrs. Frank Klein, aged 37; Jerry Klein, aged 7; Grace Klein, aged 11 months; woman servant, Estella, last name unknown. Frank Klein and his son, Robert, aged 2, were slight ly injured and are in a hospital here. The family was returning from a day’s visit with relatives at Richfield and were driving slowly wffien the accident occurred. The only possi ble explanation of the disaster was that the few trees along the roadside obscured the view' of the railroad track so that Klein, who was driving, was unaware of the approach of the train. The train hit the rig squarely, as was shown by the finding of the children’s bodies on the pilot of the engine. Raise $2,000 to Entertain Taft. Fond du Lac. —A fund of $2,000 to defray the expenses of providing proper entertainment for President Taft during his visit here on Oct. 26, is being raised among the business men of the city. The parade, which will escort the president from the depot, will be the largest and most elaborate in the history of the mu nicipality. Drag Mud Hole for Body. Marinette. Undersheriff Dober stein, assisted by fifty searchers, is dragging a swamp hole near where John Albright’s rifle w'as found, in the belief that his body lies in the mire. Argue “Baby Cab” Case. Madison. —The justice of the rule of the Southern Wisconsin railroad company in prohibiting baby cabs on Madison street cars, unless folded and encased, has been argued before the rate commission. Postoffices Made Appointive. Washington, D. C.—Among the fourth class postoffices in Wisconsin, which will become presidential of fices on October 1, are East Troy, Ti gerton and Mosinee. Breaks Nose and Dies. La Crosse. While engaged in painting the roof of a barn, Benjamin Olson, aged 60 years, slipped and fell to the ground, the nasal bones being driven into his brain, causing instant death. Supreme Court Adjourns. Madison. —The supreme court has adjourned to Oct. 3, at which time decisions are expected in the work men’s compensation, income tax and water power suits FAST TRAIN IN BAD WRECK Four Injured, One Probably Fatally in Disaster Near Monroe —Rails Believed to Have Spread. Monroe.—ln the worst wreck in years on the Mineral Point division of the St. Paul railroad east of here thirteen cars and the engine went down a thirty foot embankment. The train w'as going sixty miles an hour. The injured: Edward H. Lull oi West Allis, likely to die; E. A. John son, Granger, Mo.; George Busby, Granger, Mo.; Harry Cutler, brake man, Madison. The wreck was probably caused by spreading rails. DOUBLE MOSINEE TRAGEDY Frank Steingorf, Aged 60, Kills Wife and Self in Fit of Insanity—Do mestic Trouble the Cause. \\ ausau. Frank Steingorf, aged 60 years, of Mosinee, thirteen miles from this city, shot and killed his wife. He then turned the revolver upon himself, inflicting a wound from w r hich death soon resulted. Steingorf, it is said, had not lived regularly of late with his wife. Prior to two years ago, when they lived to gether, they , are said to have quar reled frequently. Several years ago Steingorf was confined for some time in an asylum for the insane in Oshkosh, but was de clared cured and released on parole Damage Suit Against State. Madison.—Last month Wisconsin department refused a license to Com ment refused a license to the Com mercial Fire of Washington, D. C. : on the ground that it was a “stock selling scheme.’' Officers of the com pany took umbrage at this charge, and its Wisconsin attorney, L. A. Pradt, has been instructed to bring mandamus proceedings to compel the department to issue a license and alsc file a $50,000 damage suit against Commissioner Ekern for alleged de famatory statements given out. it iy charged, by his sanction. Congregationalists Set Meet. Fond du Lac. —The seventy-third annual meeting of the Wisconsin Congregational association will be held here on October 7 to 9. The theme of the meeting will be “The Church and the Age.” Robbers Get Dentists’ Gold. Stanley. Robbers entered tht dental offices of Drs. G. B. denser and S. F. Webber and did a little ex tracting on iheir own account. The dentists were relieved of their entir# supply of gold, SSO worth In all. To Inspect Naval Militia. Madison. —Inspection of the state naval militia will be made by Col. John G. Salsman of the adjutant gen eral’s staff Sept. 24 and 25 at Ash land. Fined for Obstructing Road. La Crosse. —Walter Jones, a farm er, was fined SIOO and costs tor un reasonably obstructing the highway. He kept the auto of C. O. Culver ol Cashton behind his team for three miles. Mud Hen Is Duck —in Wisconsin Madison. —Assistant Attorney Gen eral Gilman has ruled that under the state law limiting the number ol ducks one hunter may bag In om dav. mud hens must be counted HANDY ANTI-KICKING DEVICE Cow’s Legs Strapped to Strong Stick Will Keep Animal Quiet While Being Milked. By the use of the device shown in the cut we succeeded In breaking one of our cows of the habit of kicking while being milked, says a writer In Anti-Kicking Device. the Homestead. We put a strap through each end of a strong stick and buckled this around the cow’s leg just before milking. DAIRY RECORDS ARE ITEFUL They Serve as Tab on Milkers and Make Excellent Barometer of Cow’s Condition. (By J. BAILEY BRUCE.) Accurate records of each cow’s milk yield enables us to weed out the herd and retain ouly the money-makers. They serve as a tab on the milkers. If the cows are not milked clean the fact is discovered. Poor milking by hired help is discouraged and the dry ing off from imperfect milking re duced to a minimum. The cow’s daily record is an excel lent barometer of her physical condi tion. Derangements are more quickly discovered and checked and better methods of feeding are encouraged. Both owners and help are stimu lated to Increase the product and It educates them in tho matter of dairy economy. They Induce better business in the management of the business. A place where business methods have been too long Ignored. They serve as an excellent guide In selecting heifers that are to be raised to replace the cows we annually dis card from the herd. CONVENIENT TRUCK IN BARN Easy of Construction and Will Lessen Dairyman's Labors to a Consid erable Extent. No dairyman ran afford to Ignore that which will lighten his labor in any way whatever. Be his stable ever so conveniently constructed, he has A Convenient Barn Truck. enough to do. Hence the Importance of his considering the truck or car presented in the cut, for which wo are Indebted to an exchange. Made of good lumber, the only Iron about it Is the handle at each end by which to draw or push it, and the straps which are screwed against the ends, engage the ends of the axle outside the wheels and are screwed flat againsth the bot tom of the truck. The Silo for Dairymen. This is the time ot year when the dairyman or dairy farmer who owns a silo likes to talk about silage. Good silage comes as near being June pas ture in January as any feed with which the dairyman is familiar. Its succulent or Juicy nature especially fits it for stimulating the milk flow and keeping the cow In vigorous health. Probably the most important rule in the profitable dairy is to keep the cow’s milk flowing as freely as pos sible after the flow has once been started by parturition or calf-birth. To 'do this demands right feeding and good care. Silage is also necessary to right feeding. Silage is a cheap feed to cut up and valuable to use. It Is grown on the farm. This fact is of importance In this day of high-priced mill feeds. Shade for Cows. The importance of plenty of shade for the dairy herd cannot be over estimated. During dry, hot weather the cows may be advantageously housed in darkened, well ventilated stables, where the flies are not so both ersome. An abundance of pure, cold water should always be accessible, while plenty of green, succulent food should compose the major part of the ration. Clean Milk. A maker of certified milk, and head >f a company which owns 800 cows, kept lor this purpose at a sanitary milk producing plant, asserts that every dairyman can get clean milk in any barn if he takes proper care. This statement should prove interesting to those who lay so much stress on changes in the barn equipment, rather than upon the one all important item of care. Cleanliness Is Essential. Of course good milk means not only cleanliness in stable care and milking, but It means clean utensils s well, and no utensil is clean from a bacteriological standard until it has ieer. actually boiled or well steamed vita live steam. VALUE OF PURE-BPEO SIRES Prof. E. H. Fraser of Illinois Expert ment Station Explains This Feature of Dairying. The value of a good bull In the dairy herd is something that dairy farmers are now giving more attention to. Prof. E. H. Fraser of the Illinois experiment station has made this fea ture of farm dairying a study, and ex plains its benefits in this way: *Tf, for example, the good pure-bred sire im proves the milking capacity of his daughters by only one and one-half pounds of milk at a milking, above the production of their dams, this would mean an Increase of 900 pounds of milk for the ten months or 300 days during which the ordinary cows should give milk; they would also be much more persistent milkers; that Is, would give milk for a longer time in the year, and would regain their flow of milk better after an unavoidable shortage of feed as in a summer drought. Such daughters may certainly be credited on the average with 1,000 pounds more milk per j’ear than their dams pro duced. At the low r estimate of one dol lar per 100 pounds this extra amount of milk would be worth $lO per year. The average cow Is a good producer for at least six years, or until she gets eight years old. Each daughter having a pure bred sire will, therefore, earn S6O more money In her lifetime be cause of the good qualities of her sire. It will on the average be four years after purchasing the sire before his first daughters w'ill have finished their first lactation period and brought in the first extra $lO. Eight dollars and twenty-three cents kept at compound interest for these four years at five per cent, will equal $lO, so a daugh ter’s Improvement or increase of in come the first year Is worth $8.23 at the time her sire is purchased.” JERSEY COW’S GOOD RECORD Pedro’s Esteila, Bred by Missouri Ag ricultural College, Produces Much Butter. (By C. H. ECKLES.) This Jersey cow r , Pedro’s Esteila 197245, as bred by the Missouri Agricultural college. Her record for Pedro’s Esteila. 12 months as a three-year-old Is as fol lows: Milk, 11,068 pounds; fat In milk, 605 pounds. The average per cent, of fat for the entire year was 5.476 pounds. Com puting the yield of butter on basis of 86 per cent, according to the rule of the Jersey Cattle club, this cow pro duced 712.12 pounds of butter in the 12 months. Her weight was 880 pounds at the beginning of the test and increased to 960 pounds at the end of the year. The best previous authentical year’s record for an animal of this age Is 518 pounds fat, which Is exceeded 87.8 pounds by the record of Pedro’s Es tella. The average amount of grain fed per day was about fourteen pounds, or a total of 5,110 pounds during the year, which consisted mostly of corn, oat* bran and oil meal. Profit in Dairy Cows. The man who keeps cows with a pro duction of 289.2 pounds of butter fat a year can pay sl9 per acre rent and make as much profit as the man who keeps cows averaging 168.4 pounds of butter fat and pays $5 per acre rent. A Valuable Cow. At the cattle sale of H. W. Woods of Easterville, la., a black Galloway cow called Gentle Annie brought $2,- 500. Pastures "Cowed Down.” Most of the pastures on our dairy farms are “cowed down.” Churn early In the morning while It is cool. Warm ml!k is best for the calf, nc matter how 7 old it is. Milk clean, but do not “tug” tc keep up the milk flow. Never forget the importance of cool ing milk in a clean place. Dairying is one of the profitable lines in which a farmer can engage. Churning is soon out of the way when the cream is in proper condi tion. Notice the cream once or twice the first ten minutes after starting the churn. To do good work the cream separa tor must be level and on a good soliti foundation. Stop the churn as soon as the butter granulates If you want to work out all the buttermilk. Veal calves in hot weather will grow better if kept during the day in a dark, cool st: ble. Some dairymen make It a practice to give some mild purgative to cows at the time of parturition. A bull tied in the stall will get lazy and useless, besides making extra work in his care and feed. If you have not a good cellar, nor ice, nor cold w r ater, making good but ter In hot weather is out of the ques tion. There is no line of general agricul ture In which well-directed effort will pay so large a profit as In dairy farm ing. The cream separator, the silo and the manure spreader should find s place in the equipment of every dairy WOMAN ESCAPES OPERATION Was Cured by LydiaE. Pink ham’s Vegetable Compound El wood, Ind.—“ Your remedies have cured me and I have only taken sir bottles of Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegeta ble Compound. I y was sick three months and could not walk. I suf- M| :! fered all the time. ||W The doctors said I I* could not get well ill .—, jm pi; without an opera lilPfcv y&iP tion, for I could stand the pains in my sides, especially my right I lit JuVif# f I'j % v one, and down my :>l' ‘ right, leg. I began to feel better when I had taken only one bottle of Compound, but kept on as I was afraid to stop too soon.”—Mrs. Sadie Mullen, 2728 N. 13. 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Bui I know you can't.” An Unsleeping Youth, “What business do you think your son will adopt?” “Can't say,” replied Farmer Corn tossel, “but judging by the hours Josh keeps, I should say he was nat urally cut out to be a milkman.” My friend is dear, but my enemy is also useful; the friend shows me what I can do, the enemy shows me what I ought to do.—Schiller. The Flavour of Post Toasties Is so distinctly pleasing that it has won the liking of both young and old who never before cared much for cereal food of any kind. Served direct from the package—crisp and fresh, and— “ The Memory Lingers” Post am Cereal Company. Ltd., Battle Creek, Mich.