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Jack Keith, a Virginian, now a bor
der plainsman, la riding along the Santa
i’e trail on tha lookout for roaming war
parties of savages. He notices a camp
xlro at a distance and then sees a team
attached to a wagon and at full gallop
pursued by men on ponies. When Keith
reaches tha wagon the raiders have mass
acred two men and departed. He searches
the victims finding papers and a locket
with a woman’s portrait. He resolves to
hunt down the murderers. Keith la ar
rested at Carson City, charged with the
murder, his accuser being a ruffian named
Black Bart, ife goes to jail fully realis
ing the peril o? swift border justice. A
companion In his cell Is a negro, who
tells him he Is Neb and that he knew the
Keith family back in Virginia. Neb says
one of the murdered men was John
Eibley. the other Gen. Willis Waite, for
merly an officer In the Confederate army.
The plainsman and Neb escape from the
cell, and later the two fugitives become
16st In the sand desert. They come upon
•> cabin and find Its lone occupant to be a
young girl, whom Keith recognizes as a
Blngor he saw at Carson City. The girl
explains that she came there In search of
a brother who had deserted from thrf
army. A Mr. Hawley Induced her to
come to the cabin while ho sought to lo
cate her brother. Hawley appears, and
Keith In hiding recognizee him as Black
Bart. Hawley tries to make love to the
girl. There Is a terrific battle In the
dark mod room in which Keith overcomes
Black Bart.
CHAPTER Xl.—(Continued.)
"The action has only really begun,’
ha assured her, still retaining his hold
upon her hand. “This was merelv a
preliminary skirmish, and you must
prepare to bear your part in what
follows. We have settled Mr. Hawley
for the present, and now must deal
with his gang.”
“Oh. what would I have done if you
tad not been here?”
“JLet us not think about that; we
were here, and now have a busy night
before us if we get away safely. ' Give
mo the rope first. Good! Here, Neb,
you must know how to use thi.’ —not
too tight, but without leaving any play
to the arms; take the knife out of his
belt. Now for the cloth. Miss
“Please do not call me that!”
“But you said it didn’t make any
difference what I called you.”
"I thought it didn’t then, but it does
“Oh, I see; we are already on anew
footing. Yet I must call you some
She hesitated Just long enough for
him to notice it. Either she had no
substitute ready at hand, or else doubt
ed the advisability of confiding her
real name under present circumstances
to one so nearly a stranger.
“You may call me Hope.”
“A name certainly of good omen,”
ho returned. “From this moment I
shall forget Christie Maclaire, and re
member only Miss Hope. All right.
Neb; now turn over a chair, and sit
your man up against it He will rest
all the easier in that position until his
gang arrives.”
He thrust his head cut of the door,
peering cautiously forth into the night,
end listening. A single horse, prob
ably the one Hawley had been riding,
was tied to a dwarfed cottonwood near
the corner of the cabin. Nothing else
living was visible.
‘ I am going to round up our horses,
and learn the condition of Hawley’s
outfit,” he announced In a low voice.
“I may be gone for fifteen or twenty
minutes, and, meanwhile. Miss Hope.
ready for a long ride. Neb, stand
here close beside the door, and If any
one tries to come in brain him "with
your gun-stock. I’ll rap three times
•when I i.turn.”
He slipped out into the silent night,
end crept cautiously around the end
of the dark cabin. The distinct change
in the girl’s attitude of friendship to
ward him, her every evident desire
that he should think well of her, to
gether with the providential opportu
nity for escape, had left him full of
confidence. The gambler had played
blindly into their hands, and Keith
was quick enough to accept the ad
vantage. It was a risk to himself, to
be sure, thus turning again to the
northward, yet the clear duty ho owed
tile girl left such a choice almost Im
perative. He certainly could not drag
her along with him on his flight into
the wild Comanche country extend
ing beyond the Canadian. She must,
fit iho very least, be first returned to
the protection of the semi-civilization
along the Arkansas. After that had
•been accomplished, he would consider
tils own safety. He wondered if Hope
really was her name, md whether it
was tiia family cognomen, *r her given
came. That she was Christie Maclaire
be had no question, yet that artistic
embellishment was probably merely
assumed for the work of the concert
ball. Both he and Hawley could
ecarcely be mistaken as to her Identi
ty la this respect, and, indeed, she had
never openly denied the fact. Yet she
did not at all seem to be that kind
and Keith mentally contrasted her
with numerous others whom he had
somewhat intimately known along the
border circuit. It was difficult to as
eociate her with that class; she must
have come originally from some excel
lent family East, and been driven to
the life by necessity; she was more to
be pitied than blamed. Keith held no
puritanical views of life —his own ex
periencesl had been too ranch and
democratic for that — yet ha ohxng to*
*actoosly to an ideal of womanhood
which could not be lowered. However
Interested he might otherwise feel,
®e Christie Maclaire could find
entrance into the deep* of hta heart,
where dwelt alone the memory of his
He found the other horses turned
into the corral, and was able, from
their restless movements, to decide
they numbered eight A fire, nearly
extinguished, glewed dally at the
farther corner of Hie enclosure, and
lie crawled close enough to diet!aguish
tha recumbent forms of rvm sleeping
shunt it on the ground, ijytmrtly
3T * s4'lf$ 4 'lf
'N . Au™ o * Of* My Lady Or The soutk . W
(Copyright. A. C. McClurg & Cos.. 1210.}
no guard had been set, the fellows be
ing worn out from their long ride, and
confident of safetly In this Isolated
spot. Besides, Hawley had probably
assumed that duly, and told them to
get whatever sleep they could. How
ever, the gate of the corral opened be
side their fire, and Keith dare not
venture upon roping any of their
ponies, or leading them out past
where they slept. There might
be clippers In the cabin with which he
could cut the wires, yet If one of the
gang awoke, and discovered the herd
absent, it would result In an alarm,
and lead to early pursuit. It was far
safer to use their own ponies. He
would lead Hawley’s horse quietly
through the water, and they could
mount on the other shore. This plan
settled, he went at It swiftly, riding
the captured animal while rounding
up the others, and fastening the three
to stunted trees on the opposite bank.
Everything within the cabin remained
exactly as he had left it, and he briefly
explained the situation, examing Haw
ley’s bonds again carefully while do
ing so.
“He’ll remain there all right until
his men find him," he declared, posi
tively. “and that ought to give us a
good six hours’ start. Come. Miss
Hope, every minute counts now.”
; _J
The Easy Manner in Which She Rode Relieved Him of Anxiety.
He held her arm. not unconscious of
its round shapeliness, as he helped her
down the rather steep bank through
the dense gloom. Then the two men
joined hands, and carrying her be
tween them, waded the shallow
stream. The horses, not yet sufficient
ly rested to be frisky, accepted their
burdens meekly enough, and, with
scarcely a word spoken, the three rode
away silently into the gloom of the
Through the Night Shadows.
Keith had very little to guide him.
as he could not determine whether
this mysterious cabin on the Salt Pork
lay to east or west of the usual cattle
trail leading down to the Canadian.
Yet he felt reasonably assured that
the general trend of the country lying
between the smaller stream and the
valley of the Arkansas would be simi
lar to that with which he was already
acquainted. It was merely a wild
stretch of sandy desolation, across
which their horses would leave scarce
ly any trail, and even that little would
be quickly obliterated by the first puff
of wind. As they drew in toward the
river valley this plain would change
into sand dunes, baffling and confus
ing, but no matter how bard they
pressed forward. It must be daylight
long before they could hope to reach
these, and this would give him oppor
tunity to spy out some familiar land
mart which would guide them to the
ford. Meanwhile, he most head as di
rectly north as possible, trusting the
horses to find footing.
It was plains instinct, or rather
long training in the open, which an
abted him to retain any true sense of
direction, for beyond the narrow
frihgo of cottonwoods along the
stream, nothing was risible, die eyes
scarcely able even to distinguish
where earth and sky met. They ad
vanced across a hare level, without
elevation or depression, yet the sand
appeared sufficiently solid, so that
their horses wore forced into a swing
ing lope, and they aeemed to fairly
press aside the black curtain, which
as instantly swung abut onoe more,
and closed them in. The pounding
hoofs made little noise, and they
.nrnwd stsadtt v onward. akwaMT
bunched together, so as not to lose
each other, dim, spectral shadows flit
ting through the night, a very part of
that grim desolation surrounding
them. No one of the three felt like
speaking; the gloomy, brooding des
ert oppressed them, their vagrant
thoughts assuming the tinge of their
surrundlngs; their hope centered on
escape. Keith rode, grasping the rein
of the woman’s horse in his left hand,
and bending low in vain effort at pick
ing a path. He had nothing to aim
toward, yet sturdy confidence In his
expert plalnscraft yielded him suffi
cient sense of direction. He had noted
the bark of the cottonwoods, the direc
tion of the wind, and steered a course
accordingly straight northward, alert
to avert any variation.
The girl rode easily, although in a
man’s saddle, the stirrups much too
long. Keith glanced aside with swift
approval at the erectness with which
she sat, the loosened rein in her hand,
the slight swaying of her form. He
could appreciate horsemanship, and
the easy manner In which she rode
relieved him of one anxiety. It even
caused him to break the silence.
“You are evidently accustomed to
riding. Miss Hope.”
She glanced across at him through
the darkness, as though suddenly sur-
prised from thought, her words not
coming quickly.
“I cannot remember when I first
mounted a horse; in earliest child
hood, surely, although I have not rid
den much of late. This one is like a
rocking chair.”
“He belonged to your friend, Mr.
She drew a quick breath, her face
again turned forward.
“Who—who is that man? Do you
know ?”
Men Insist They Killed Bird in Self-
Defense, But Law Says They
Must Prove It.
John O'Hallihan, twenty-five years
old, and William Johnson, thirty-four
years old, were held in S2OO bail each
on a charge of petit larceny in the
Platbush police court. They went
out to the Prospect Park zoo the
other day and climbed over into the
inclosura where the deer are. After
that they made a personal call upon
the peacocks. Passing from inclosure
to inciosure on a series of friendly
calls they arrived at the pen where a
number of turkeys disport themselves.
"That bird there,” (YHalllhan said,
pointing a fine bronze turkey gobbler,
"has an evil eye.”
Johnson looked, and it seemed so
to him also. The turkey was regard
ing them with something like malev
olence in its fixed gaze. They re
tired. It charged them. They be
came so confused that they could not
get out of the inclosure. The bird
chased them round and round and
round the pen, and as they ran, hold
ing on to each other's hands and gasp
ing with fright and their exertions,
they discussed the situation.
"There Is only one thing to do,”
said O’Halllhan, “and that is to face
this thing courageously, bird or devil
or whatever It may be, and get those
eyes covered np. Its power is in its
‘T don't care," Johnson panted.
“The thing's gaining ea us." ifcd he
sank down exhausted.
OTlallihan is a hold maa. So be
fused the infuriated turkey, alter a
1 " i —MI
“I possess a passing acquaintance,”
he answered, uncertain yet how mud
to tell her, but tempted to reveal all
in test of her real character. “Few do
not who live along the Kansas bor
“Do you mean ho is a notoriously
bad character?”
“I have never heard Qf his being
held up as a model to the young, Miss
Miss Hope,” he returned tnore soberly,
convinced that she truly possessed no
real knowledge the man,
and was not mere'y pretending inno
cence. “I had never heard him called
Hawley before, and, therefore, failed
to recognize him under that respect
able name. But I knew fais voice the
moment he entered the cabin, and real
ized that some devilment was afoot
Every town along this frontier has hia
record, and I’ve met him maybe a
dozen times in the pa*t three years.
He is known as ‘Black Bart;’ is a
gambler by profession, a desperado by
reputation, and a cur by nature. Just
now I suspect him of being even deep
er in the mire than this.”
He could tell by the quick clasping
of her hands on the pommel of the
saddle the effect of his words, but
waited until the silence compelled her
to speak.
“Oh, I didn’t know! You do not be
lieve that I ever suspected such a
thing? That I ever met him there
understanding who he was?”
“No, Ido not,” he answered. “What
I overheard between you convinced
me you were the victim of deceit. But
your going to that place alone was a
most reckless act.”
She lifted her hand to her eyes, her
head drooping forward.
“Wasn’t it what he told me —the
out-station of a ranch?”
Begin When Boy Is Young, and P
titeness Is Bound to Become
Second Nature.
Long before T had any sons of my
own I made up my mind that. If 1
ever had the training of a boy, I
should begin, as soon as he could un
derstand anything, to teach hftn the
small things that constitute good man
ners. So many boys I have known
and men, too, who at heart are good
and kind and really refined, yet lack
so large a part of the little courtesies
that it is hard to believe they have
been well brought up. In most cases
It Is the fault of the mother. She
feels that it is much more important
to form the character of a little boy,
that his manners can wait till he is
older. The result is that one sees
boys and men who rarely forget to be
polite outside of their homes, and yl
seem to think it unnecessary to treat
their own mother in the same way.
My view is that there is no need
to neglect the character because you
pay attention to the manners. I think
I have succeeded. As soon as my firs:
little boy wore trousers I taught him
tha he must take off hia hat as soon
as he came into the house or when a
lady spoke to him In the street. That
he must rise from his chair when I
came at the dining table, must never
walk out of the room before a lady,
and all the other little polite ways we
like to see in men. It has never been
any trouble to keep him up to these
things; he learned so young that It
soon became second nature. —Harper’s
On Ice.
"Yes,” said Alkali Ike, “a couple of
cow punchers indulged in a very pret
ty scientific scrap down at Bad
Bucke’s yesterday.”
“It is wonderful how cool those fel
lows keep under the circumstances,”
remarked the eastern tourist
“Yaas, they certainly have to be
ketp cool, stranger. I believe for
some reason or other, their funerals
ain’t to be for a couple o’ days yet”
desperate battle he flung his coat
over its head. With its eyes covered,
jufet as he had expected, the power
for evil ceased. He clutched it tight
ly by the neck, and took it out of
the park to finish it. When Detec
tive Muss of the park squad arrested
him on a petit larceny charge the
creature was already dead.
John O’Brien of the boo force is
going to pickle the turkey so It will
keep, and introduce It as evidence in
court. The police say that O'Halli
han and Johnson were drunk when
they had their battle with the bird.—
Brooklyn Eagle.
Very Taking Platform.
Governor Dix, at a dinner in the
Hotel Manhattan In New York, said of
politics :
“Sneering at polMJcs, the Goncourts
once said that no party could ever
lose office if It gave the people free
fireworks every night and free vaude
ville every day.
“But I heard of a candidate in the
south who went the Gon courts one
“ ‘Fellow citizens,’ he shouted from
the stump, 'my platform is Just this:
First, no pay for any elected candi
date. Second, pensions for all voters.* *
Washington Star —“We must expect
to suffer pain in the same degree that
we Inflict it on others." said the man
who believes in retribution.
"Maybe so,” answered the suffering
friend “But lam convinced that my
dentist has found a way o' beating
the SEune *’
Murderer Entered Mother-in-Law’s
Home, Orders Victim from Bed
and Begins Shooting—Couple. Had
Been Married Two Years.
Janesville.—Leo Larson, aged 22,
shot and probably fatally wounded
his wife, Celia, aged 21, and then
committed suicide by shooting him
self after drinking the contents of a
bottle of carbolic acid.
The tragedy occurred at the home
of Mrs. Larson’s mother, Mrs. Bahr.
Mrs. Larson had left her husband
after a quarrel in their home in
Rockford, 111., and had come to her
mother’s home here.
It is believed Larson came up on an
early morning train from Rockford
and went immediately to the Bahr
residence. He entered his wife’s bed
room and commanded her to get up
and as she was standing before the
mirror, he shot her behind the ear
with a 22 caliber revolver.
The mother heard the shot and ran
to her daughter’s room, only to be
threatened with the revolver by Lar
son and she ran out of the house.
Samuel Hack pf Mineral Point Makes
Unprovoked Attack on Two Men
in Saloon —One Fatally Shot.
La Crosse.—Samuel Hack, aged
40, of Mineral Point, in jail here, re
fuses to talk after running amuck
with a revolver in the business dis
trict, fatally shooting one person and
wounding another seriously.
Hack walked into a saloon, accord
ing to the police, and deliberately
shot G. B. Cook, a bystander,
through the head. He then ran to
the street shooting as he ran. Geo.
Nelson, Harmony, Minn., was the
next victim. Nelson received a bul
let in the head. He will recover.
After a running battle with po
lice, Hack was captured near the
outskirts of the city. Though appar
ently rational, he stolidly refuses to
give a reason for his act.
Cook, the first victim, is in a pre
carious condition, and probably will
Charles Johnson, Oshkosh Saloon
keeper, Killed and Companion Hurt
When Automobile Overturns.
Neenah.—One man killed, another
badly injured, was the result of an
automobile accident on Oakhill ceme
tery road just west of Neenah.
Herman Johnson, an Oshkosh sa
loonkeeper, was killed outright.
Harry Doman of Oshkosh, is in the
hospital suffering severe injuries. J.
M. Riefstahl of Waukegan, 111., the
third occupant of the machine, was
not injured. His escape was almost
miraculous. The machine got be
yond the control of Doman, who was
driving and dashing into a deep ditch
turned turtle, penning the three men
beneath it.
First Assistant Attorney General of
Wisconsin Compelled to Retire
Because of Poor Health.
Madison.—The resignation of A.
C. Titus as first assistant attorney
general of Wisconsin was received
and filed in the office of Secretary of
State Frear to become effective Oct.
1. Mr, Titus resigns because of ill
health. During the summer of 1909,
■when he was preparing tc make a
canvass as a Republican candidate for
the office of attorney general before
the primary he was stricken with
apoplexy and withdrew from the con
test. He continued in the service,
however, but within the past year
suffered another attack and later
went to California, where he now is,
in the hope of improvement.
Makes Quick Return to Prison.
La Crosse. —Released on parole
from the state prison at Waupuu,
■where he had served seven years on
the charge of attempting to murder
his wife, Herman Rossow returned
to his former wife’s home here and
threatened to murder her and her
entire family. He was immediately
taken back to Waupun, where he will
serve the remaining eight years of
his sentence.
Declares Allen’s Death Accident.
Chicago.—That Charles W. Allen
of Kenosha, who was found dead as
the result of a fall from a fourth
story window of the Palmer house,
came to his death by accident is the
opinion expressed by Coroner Peter
Hoffman, after an investigation into
all the circumstances.
Kanouse Is Supreme Court Marshal.
Madison.—E. M. Kanouse has
been appointed marshal of the state
supreme court.
Wausau Secures New Pastor.
Marinette.—The Rev. F. W. Soco
iofsky, pastor of the German Bap
tist church at Pound, Wis., for the
last three years, has accepted a call
to the German Baptist church at
Stephenson Witness Appears.
Madison. —W, W. Powell, wanted
as a -witness in the Stephenson in
vestigation, has returned here and
announces his willingness to accept
service of a subpoena.
Chas. W. Allen, Kenosha Manufac
turer, Killed by Fall from Fourth
Story of Chicago Hotel.
Kenosha.—Charles W. Allen, a
wealthy manufacturer, of this city,
and a brother of Nathan Allen,
was killed when he fell from a
fourth story window at the rear
of a Chicago hotel. Allen’s body
was found in a small court yard.
Near it was a chair, which, apparent
ly, had fallen from Allen’s room.
The police declared that Allen’s
death was accidental.
There are those who suggest that
the fact that Mr. Allen lost heavily
in steel stocks may have had some
thing to do with his death. He ia
said to have possessed something
more than 20,000 shares of stock, the
wiping out of which in a marker
slump meant the loss of more than
Allen was last seen alive by a bell
boy who carried a pitcher of ice water
to his room. The bellboy told the
police that Allen was then seated in a
chair near an open widow.
Soon after the discover*' of the
body at the hotel it was reported that
the dead man was Nathan Allen,
who was recently indicted on a charge
of aiding in smuggling $200,000
worth of diamonds into the United
Charles W. Allen had resided in
Kenosha almost continuously from
the time of his birth, sixty years ago.
He owned several large manufactur
ing properties, including the N. R.
Allen Sons’ tannery, and was rated as
a millionaire.
Madison Laborer Voted S2OO by the
City Council—Arrest Reward May
Go to Police Pension Fund.
Madison.—The common council
has appropriated S2OO to George
Younger as a reward for finding the
body of little Annie Lemberger, whe
was kidnaped, murdered and thrown
into Lake Monona on Sept. 5.
Younger is a cement worker, with
a wife and several children and in
moderate circumstances.
At the council meeting no mention
was made of the reward of SIOO of
fered for the arrest and conviction
of the murder of the Lemberger
girl. This reward is expected to go
into the police department pension
fund, as Dogskin Johnson, convicted
of the crime, confessed to the police
after being under arrest five days.
Former Menasha Pastor Blocks In*
vestigation by Methodists by
Resigning from Body.
Antigo.—The only storm which
threatened the placidity of the annua:
Wisconsin Methodist conference held
here abated when Rev. William Daw
son. formerly pastor of the Methodist
church at Menasha, tendered his res
ignation the conference. The con
ference had decided shortly previous
to appoint a ministerial jury to in
vestigate whether or not there was
sufficient ground in the charges to ne
cessitate a trial. Mr. Dawson haa
decided to enter the law profession.
He is at present located at Madison
Fifty Boys Given Paroles.
Waukesha. —At the regular meet
ing of the state board of control,
held at the Wisconsin State Indus
trial school, fifty hoys were paroled.
The lads will be allowed to leave the
institution some time within the next
three months, Supt. A. J. Hutton to
set the date, and either go to their
homes or to some other apartment.
They will, however, still be under the
supervision of the authorities of the
institution until they have reached
the age of 21 years. At the present
time there are 371 boys, including
the fifty paroled, at the state insti
tution here.
Conductor Has Narrow Escape.
Algoma. A smoker, baggage
coach and refrigerator car of a north
bound Ahnapee & Western train left
the track about two miles west of
Rio Creek station on its run from
Green Bay to Sturgeon Bay. Con
ductor Hard? Walker was the only
person in the baggage car, which
was badly wrecked. He received
numerous injuries, but none serious
Waukesha Pioneer Exaires.
Waukesha. - Frederick Hasler,
aged 98, a resident of this locality
since 1841, is dead after a long ill
First Death from Pellagra.
Manitowoc. —Charles B. Peck, a
Louisiana man, died at the hospital
here a few days ago from a disease
known as pellagra. The state board
of health, to which the death was re
ported, says it is the first report of
the disease ever filed in Wisconsin.
11l Health Causes Suicide.
Milwaukee. —Fred M. Scott, aged
67, a real estate dealer, committed
suicide at his office by shooting him
self in the head. He was a cripple
and had been in ill health for some
Missing Child Found.
Janesville. —Lorain Coburn, aged 3
years, reported missing from her
home, four miles north of here, was
found asleep in a nearby field by a
searching party.
Secure Milwaukee Pastor.
Sheboygan.—Rev. Geo. B. Pence
of Milwaukee has accepted a call to
the pastorate of the Presbyterian
church of this city. He will succeed
Rev. W. F, Gibson, who has gone to
Monument for Murdered Child.
Madison. —Efforts are being made
to raise a fund with which to erect a
monument to Annie Lemberger, the
girl recently stolen from her home
here and murdered.
Milwaukee, Sept. 27, 1911.
Butver—Creamery—Extras, 26c;
prints, 27c; firsts, 23# 24c; seconds.
20 @ 21c; process, 21 @ 22c; dairy
fancy. 22c.
Cheese American, full cream.
Twins, 12 %c; daisies, new 13 @
13 %c; Young Americas, 12 % @ 13c;
longhorns, 14c; limburger, now, 10%
@llc; brick, lie; Swiss, 14 @ 17c.
Eggs—Current receipts fresh, as
to quality, 17# 19c; recandled, ex
tras. 22# 2 3c; seconds. l°@l3e.
Live Poultry Fowls. 11# 12c;
roosters, 7c; springers, 12c.
Potatbes Wisconsin, new. on
track, 60# 70c.
Hay—Choice timothy, 21.50; clo
ver. 18.00; No. 1 prairie, 16.25.
Wheat—No. 1 northern, 1.1Q%@
1.11%; No. 2, northern. 1.08%#
1.10%; No. 1. durum. 1.01 @1.02;
No. 1, velvet, 1.02 @1.06.
Corn —No. 3, yellow, 68%c.
Oats —No. 3, white, 47 %c; stand
ard, 4 7 %c.
Barley—Wisconsin, 1.21; No. 2,
1.24; medium, 1.24.
Cattle —Butchers’ steers, 5.00#
6.75; heifers. 3.25# 5.50; cows. 3.75
#5.50; feeders, 3.7 5# 4.50; calves,
8.50 @ 9.50.
Hogs—Good heavy butchers’. 6.80
@7.00; fair to best, light, 6.40#
6.95; pigs, 5.00#5.90.
Sheep—Lambs, 5.00 @5.25; ewes,
3.25 © 3.50.
Chicago, Sept. 27, 1911.
Cattle—Beeves, 4.75 @8.00; Stock
ers and feeders. [email protected]; cows
and heifers. 2.10 @6.25; calves, 6.0p
Hogs—Light, 6.55# 7.10; heavy,
6.30 @7.05; rough, 6.30 @6.55; pigs,
4.00 @6.40.
Minneapolis, Sept. 27, 1911.
Wheat —No. 1, hard, 1.10%; No.
1, northern, 1.09; No. 2, northern,
1.07. Corn No. 3, yellow, 68c.
Oats No. 3, white, 45c. Rye —•
No. 2,90 c.
News Notes of Wisconsin
Kenosha. —Starting a fight for
what the United Slates courts have
declared to be a “dream fortune,’’
consisting of upward of $100,000,000,
Mrs. Harriet L. Blaisdell of Cham
paign, 111., and Mrs. Caroline C. John
son of Fayette, 0., appeared in court
here and filed a petition demanding
an administrator de bonis non of the
estate of Charles Uurkee, first United
States senator from Wisconsin, and
former territorial governor of the ter
ritory of Utah. For twenty years
the story of the Durkee millions has
been in various coiirts of the country,
but this is the first time the heirs of
Charles Durkee have taken any for
mal action to have an accounting
with the government.
Madison. —The Wisconsin indus
trial commission has instructed J. A.
Valller, deputy commissioner at Mil
waukee, to swear out a warrant
against an assistant foreman in Blist
er & Vogel Leather company’s em
ploy on the charge of having violated
the law prohibiting the rernqval of a
safety device from an embossing ma
chine in the company’s factory. A
17-year-old employe running the ma
chine was injured after the safety de
vice was removed.
La Crosse. —In a flight at the
Vernon county fair at Viroqua, one
of the planes of the aeroplane failed
to woik after the aviator had risen.
The machine dragged along a row of
buggies, striking the horses and
causing forty runaways in the crowd
of thousands of people. The aeroplane
finally came down on top of a
buggy and was wrecked. The aviator
was badly bruised, but not danger
ously injured.
Fond du Lac. —Arch Sampson,
aged 28, of this city, was killed in
stantly while operating a threshing
machine at Rose Lawn, a short dis
tance from Shawano. Sampson was an
an engineer and had crawled under
the machine to repair it. Another
member of the threshing srew started
the engine, causing Sampson’s death.
Hudson.—As a sequel to the con
viction of George R. Howitt for for
gery, the suit brought against James
A. Frear, former law partner of How
itt, for the revovery of $4,800, has
been settled out of court and the ac
tion brought by Joseph Hockstein
against Mr. Frear and Howitt lias
been dismissed.
Washington, D. C.—Leila A. Ells
worth has been appointed postmaster
at Tavora, Wis., vice E. M. Ellsworth,
La Crosse. —The La Crosse Rail
way company is contemplating the in
stallation of the new “pay-as-you
enter’’ cars on the local system.
Wausau.—The board of education
has decided unanimously to proceed
immediately to have daily medical
inspection in the public schools.
Mukwonago.—Charles Sawyer, 50,
was instantly killed by a Soo line
train one-half mile south of here.
Bayfield.—Mary Henderson, Rose
Ferten and Ellen Lumberg, between
the ages of 16 to 19, were drowned at
Houghton, three miles from here. The
fourth, Annie Henderson, was the
only one of the party who reached
shore. The party was out in a small
canoe which was overturned about
200 feet from shore.
Stevens Point.—Struck by an auto
mobile owned and driven by Matt
Kruger of Stanley at a railroad cross
ing near Junction City, Frances Luty,
aged 10, sustained injuries from
which she died four days later.
La Crosse. —Ed Robinette, the ne
gro who two months ago attempted
to murder Miss Estella Price, daugh
ter of the keeper of the Cargill and
McMillan country estate between
here and West Salem, and who es
caped after shooting himself, was
found dead in a clump of weeds
within 600 yards of the house where’
the shooting took place.
Madison. Thieves entered the
home of Mayor J. C. Schubert and
stole his watch, $3 in change and a
new coat. They ransacked the room
occupied by the mayor

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