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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
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
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.
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
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
Dies from Train Injuries.
Madison. —Frank G. Bassett of
Woodman died here from injuries he
received when run over by a train at
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
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
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
“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.”
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
The train hit the rig squarely, as
was shown by the finding of the
children’s bodies on the pilot of the
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
They Serve as Tab on Milkers and
Make Excellent Barometer of
Cow’s Condition.
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
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.
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
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.
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.”
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
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,-
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
Notice the cream once or twice the
first ten minutes after starting the
To do good work the cream separa
tor must be level and on a good soliti
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
There is no line of general agricul
ture In which well-directed effort will
pay so large a profit as In dairy farm
The cream separator, the silo and
the manure spreader should find s
place in the equipment of every dairy
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
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y was sick three
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||W The doctors said I
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lilPfcv y&iP tion, for I could
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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. St., El
wood, Ind.
Why will women take chances with
an operation or drag out a sickly,
half-hearled existence, missing three
fourths of the joy of living, when they
can find health in Lydia E. Pinkham’a
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Por thirty years it has been the
standard remedy for female ills, and
has cured thousands of women who
hay© been troubled with such ail
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If you have th© slightest Ifoubt
that Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vege
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The Army ot
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not only give relief a nyFD’v
stipatioa. W |_V^ER.
Indigestion, Sick Headache, Sallow Skin.
Genuine must bear Signature
policy tm your life.
Mr. Brighton Early—Better not. I
was bom under a lucky star. If you’d
insure me today it’s ten to one I’d die
Qualified Player.
Marion's mother was ill, and the
aunt who took her place at the head
of the household plied the children
with unaccustomed and sometimes dis
liked articles of diet. One day, after
being compelled to eat onions, Marion
refused to say grace.
“Then you must sit at the table un
til you are read y to say it!” was the
aunt’s stern judgment. An hour or
so later, when the brilliant sunshine
and impatient calls of her comrades
together comprised an irrestible ap
peal, Marlon capitulated—thus:
“Ob, Lord, make me thankful for
having bad to eat horrid old onions,
If you can do it. Bui I know you
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
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,
“ The Memory Lingers”
Post am Cereal Company. Ltd.,
Battle Creek, Mich.

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