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H.o! I’m going back to where We were youngsters. Meet me there, Deer old barefoot chum, and we Will be as we used to be — Lawless rangers up and down The old creek beyond the town, Little sunburnt gods at play. Just as in that faraway Water nymphs all unafraid, Shall smile at us from the brink Of the old mill race and wade Tow’rd us as we kneeling, drink At the spring our boyhood knew, Parc and clear as morning dew, Aod. as we are rising there. Doubly dow'rd to hear and see, We shall thus be made aware Of eerie piping heard High above the happy bird In the hazel, and then we, Just across the creek, shall see ((Hah, the goaty rascal!) Pan Hoof it o’er the sloping green, Mad with his own melody. Aye, and (bless the beasty mani Stamping from the grassy soil Bruised scents of IDur-de-lis. Boneset, mint and Pennyroyal. —James Whitcomb Riley. A LOVERS’ QUARREL 808 JAMIESON stamped around his room, dropped his favorite pipe, said something unmention able, and picked up his cap. He paused for want of breath, his eyes flashing, his nostrils dilating—with calm contempt, it is to be supposed. "No, my dear Dolly. I dare say you will be expecting me to come and apol ogize, and implore you to come out on the river with me, but you'll have to send for me first.” With which noble display of inde pendence Robert Jamieson fiuug out of his room ami down to the river, met aphorically patting himself on the way, and all the time dreading the blank in hie life which he would feel as soon as his rage should cool down. Dolly Parsons put on her prettiest white frock and a picturesque sun hat. "If Mr. Jamieson calls, tell him I am out,” she said to the maid. "I am going on the river. She told herself this last piece of in formation was for the benefit of the servant, in case she required to know. "When he comes and finds me gone he will be furious. I will take my canoe and stay out till quite late. I'd love to frighten him thoroughly.” Miss I’arsons' bright, browji eyes flashed a little. A faint flush Appeared on her pretty cheeks—it was a flush of auger, but it was eminently becoming. She looked maddeningly pretty as she sat in her canoe and paddled away up stream. It was a glorious afternoon, and the river was looking its best; but Dolly Parsons' eyes were not filled with appreciation of the beauty around her. She repeated to herself again and again the horrid things Bob had said. “No, she would not forgive him for a long time; it would not do; the circum stances were too aggravated. He would be coming back expecting her to forgive everything—some girls must be so silly, but he would find she was made of dif ferent. stuff.” And ail the time she knew that she dared not let her anger cool, for a hor rid, absorbing pain would fill her heart at once, and a wretched feeling of lone liness and depression, and she hated to bt* unhappy. She paddled on and on, until the other boats were all left behind. She was very tired, but she would not stop. Her mind was made up on oue point; she would frighten Bob Jamieson into an appreciation of her worth. It was almost twilight when she turned to go home; the river seemed to have suddenly become lonely and de pressing; the sun had gone down and a chill wind had sprung up. Dolly pad died fast and splashed the water over her pretty frock, and grew cross and miserable. She had quite expected Bob would have followed her to "make it up;” she had decided how long she would keep him in suspense, and how. at last, to forgive him. A clock in the distance struck 7. Dolly paddled faster aud faster, though she was so tired she hardly knew how to go on. She looked anxiously along, when swiftly around the bend she had just •cleared shot another boat, close in her wake. It came so swiftly It was almost on her before the sound of the oars made her glance up; it came so close 1 That her cry to "look ahead!” came too She screamed with alarm and missed her stroke. The man in the other boat looked around with annoyance written on every feature, ay:J then before he ■could back water, the impetus of his last stroke brought the nose of his boat with a crash into the stern of her canoe, which tilled and sank instantly. •‘Boh! Bob! Bob! Help!” But before the cry w as past her lips Dolly had gone under. "Great Scott! It’s Dolly!” In a second Bob had sprung Into the water after her. A stupefied face rose above the surface and two hands strug gling wildly to clutch something; then she sank again. In desporatiou Bob made a wild plunge down, and this time sought a bit of her sleeve. It was bare ly enough to support her by. but having got a hold he made the most of It and managed to keep her up until he could grasp her firmly, then by degrees he drew her to the bank, and in time mau aged to lift her into his boat, which for tunately had drifted to the bank. She was conscious again by that time, and he laid her in the boat and wrapped his ■oat about her. She was not really hurt, only overcome with the shock and weariness: but she looked a very pit eous tud forlorn little creature as she ay shivering in the bow while Bob pulled as quickly as he could to the boathouse. In spite, though of her plight, her spoiled clothes and general mseouifort. she did not feel as depress ed as she had been before the plunge, wr did the world seem so utterly de void of happiness. • Bob." she said, after silently watch ng him for some moments. "Bob—why w ere yon up the river so late?” "Why were you?” answered Bob. not wlthou* embarrassment. "Will you tell me if I tell you?” "Yes.” lie said, his color heightening. •‘We!’, I was angry with you. and 1 wanted to—frighten you.” "You carried your scheme to perfec tion. dear.” "But, Bob. I didn’t—oh. Bob.” in a great state of consternation: "you can't *Jiink I fell in on purpose?" "No. dear; I am quite convinced of that.” Dolly looked at him thoughtfully for a moment. "Bob,” she said, severely. *echat do you moan?” "Well.” he answered with conviction, “young women don’t put on their pret ties’: dress when they contemplate a sjlve.” Doily had the grace to blush. “My poor dress!” she said, dolefuhy; CHARLES M. SCHWAB, ELECTED PRESIDENT OF GREAT STEEL COMBINE. From salesman in a country store at $5 a week to the presidency of the greatest steel-manufacturing concern in the world, with a salary unparal leled in the business world and about $50,U00.000 in stocks and bonds, is the record of Charles M. Schwab, who is the head of the new $1,000,000,000 steel trust formed by J. Pierpont Morgan. Carnegie and others. And all this came with less than twenty years. In Williamsburg. Blair County, Pa.. Mr. Schwab was born I’eb. 18, 18(52. Ten years later the Schwab family moved to Loretto, on the crest of the Alleghany mountains; where “Char ley" was sent to school to the Francis can monks who have a college there. He fancied engineering and took a scientific course. At the age of 18 he left the institution to make his living and came to Braddock. where some friends from Loretto had located. He obtained employment in Dinkey’s gen eral store, which was not far from the Carnegie steel works. Past the store on his way to and from the mills came Capt. William E. Jones, at the time general manager of the works. He stopped in the store to buy tobacco and noticed young Schwab. The latter seized the opportunity of ac quaintance with Capt. Jones and the latter offered him a position. In ISBI Schwab was made chief engi neer and assistant manager of the Braddock furnaces and steel works, and held the place until 1887, when he was sent over to Homestead as super intendent. He was there when the first Homestead strike occurred in 1889. “and I was looking so nice when 1 start ed," she added, regretfully. “I must be a fearful fright now, though,” with sud den consciousness. “Am I, Bob'; Do 1 look very dreadful?” “I have seen you looking better, dar ling.” Dolly’s brow puckered again. “Now tell me why you were up here so late.” Bob did not answer; he seemed deep ly interested in something on the bank. —American Queen. CLAIMS TO BE CHAMPION CHESS PLAYER OF OHIO. Tiffin claims the champion chess player of Ohio. He recently won the title at the State tournament at Co lumbus. Julius C. Eppens is not a na tive Buckeye, although he was edu cated at Canal Dover, having removed to Ohio from Missouri, his place of na tivity, when he was quite a youngster. His father—now deceased—was a Ger man Evangelical minister and a good chess player himself. Young Eppens |pp| JULIUS C. EPPKXS. learned the game while attending Wooster University in ’9(5. He at once became a devoted student of the checkered board. He plays a system largely his own, and his successive vic tories are proof that it is a valuable one. He entered the newspaper busi ness at Pittsburg, but decided to take up the law. and he Is now studying at Tiffin. Ohio experts, vho have seen Eppens at play, believe that he Is a coming Pillsbury, and that he will win international honors some of these days. PIPES SMOKED BY AZTECS. Curious Specimens of Ancient Smokers’ Articles from Central America. The increasing commerce with Hon duras and Nicaragua is bringing to this country many of the odd Imple ments and curios of those lands. The Spanish population has a large admix ture of Aztec or other aboriginal blood and preserves many of the Implements as well as customs which prevailed in the time of the Montezumas. One of the queerest survivals in this regard is the long pipe, which is still employ ed in the rural districts of both repub lics. It is made from a shrub or a sap ling which grows somewhat like the elder. The bush is cut down and the pith extracted from the stem, which Is afterward peeled, polished, dried and painted with primary colors in barbaric style. The simplest form is a straight stem from three to six feet in length. A more expensive kind is made from a step with two terminal branches. This demands much more care in extracting the pith and enables the owner to offer a friend a mouthpiece on one branch while he is enjoying another upon a second. Three-stemmed sticks are also made. and. very rarely, four-stemmed ones. These are kept as curios rather than as useful articles and are sup posed to have been employed upon es pecial occasions in the days of the Incas. The bowl is of red clay, gray clay or sandstone and the mouthpiece may be of bone or horn or decorated silver and amber. The length of the stem causes M LSKEGOiS AND U4\ H HO CLAIMS PART OF IT. i Muskegon. Mich., which ha> oeea brought into notice by the claim of former Judge James B. Bradweil of Chicago to some sixty-eight acres of business and residence property, is a thriving iry of 23.tX>0 inhabitants. The main portion of the city borders on the landlocked harbor of Lake Muskegon, and the total length of docks and siips Is twenty-five miles. The port does the largos; marine business of any on th ® si x* $ CTIAKI.ES M. SCHWAB. When John G. A. Leisbman, at pres ent minister to Turkey, resigned as president of the Carnegie Company in 1897 Mr. Schwab, who had been elected a member of the hoard of managers of the company the preceding year, was chosen president. At that time H. C. Frick was chairman of the board of directors and the active head of the company. When Frick left Mr. Schwab was given the chairman's duties. He filled them so successfully that when the business was reorganized last spring Schwab was elected president of the Carnegie Company, the capital stock of which had been increased to $1(50.000,0(30. the tobacco smoke to cool appreciably in its passage from the bowl to the lips and gives a taste almost as mild as that produced by the oriental nargile. The tobacco used with it is of a rich red brown color, about intermediate iu fla vor and appearance between Virginia and Havana leaf. These pipes make very pretty ornaments for a mantel or for a wall, being much more pleasing to the eye than the “church warden” familiar to all smokers. They are strong and durable, but, unless oiled or varnished now and then, they are apt to split in a dry climate. Collect ors make it a rule to oil them on the inside once, a year. Blaine's Wonderful Memory. Speaker Henderson told a Washing ton Post reporter a good story of one of his initial experiences among public men in Washington. It was before he had been elected to Congress, probably twenty-five years ago. Blaine was then Speaker. Naturally he was one of the statesmen that Gen eral Henderson much desired to meet, and the opportunity came of a morning, just as the Speaker Avas passing through the lobby on his way to the marble rostrum. The formal greetings were exchanged iu a brief moment, and General Henderson was left to see the swinging doors close on the form of the Republican leader. Six years later General Henderson again rame to Washington, this time to get lowa divided into two judicial dis tricts. He put up at Wormley’s, where Blaiue also lived, it being in those days a fashionable and flourishing hostelry. A Aveek or so after his arrival from lowa, as General Henderson Avas enter ing the dining-room, he met Blaine, after having passed and repassed him many times. The Maine man grasped him cordially by the hand, called him by name and inquired about lowa. “I had heard of Speaker Blaine’s won derful faculty for remembering names,” says General Henderson. “When I had seated myself at the table I beckoned to the head Avaiter. “ ‘Hasn’t Mr. Blaine asked you my name?” I said to him. ‘Now think hard and be sure of your answer.’ “ ‘Yes, sab,’ replied the Avaiter. ‘He done called me ovah las* night an’ ask ed yo’ name an’ all about yo’. I told him yo’ was Mistah Henderson.’ ” Brings Money on a Barrow, Old George Todd made his regular visit to Syracuse, N. Y., one day last week. He walked into town pushing Sa wheelbarrow be fore him. The wheelbarrow was loaded with mon ey, as were also Mr. Todd's coat and trousers. The old man, who is 80 years of age, hat; visited Syra cuse regularly ev- GEO. W. TODD. , ery year since IS7O. He always comes loaded down with coin which he deposits iu the Syracuse banks, having a large ac count with three of them. He claims to live in "Four Corners,” Canada, and all the money he deposits is Canadian, so that he is apparently telling the truth. He dresses like a tramp, his rugged overcoat being pinned together afcdie top with a safety pin and his trWsers fastened at the sides with ine. On his feet he wears felt boots •rmounted with heavy felt boot legs. He talks to nobody in Syracuse except the bank officials, and after completing his business disappears as mysterious ly as he comes, not to be seen again for another year. When a woman goes away on a visit, up to the time she reaches GO her let ters home indicate that the men are paying a great deal of attention to W. and her husband has cause to be jealous. west coast of Michigan. At the north entrance to the harbor there is a United States life-saving station and on the south point a lighthouse. Lumber is still the principal industry, although there are other large interests. In summer the place is a resort of tour ists. The city is laid out with asphalt and macadamized streets. The business district is well built up. There are two excellent hotels and many handsome homes. It is in this section that Judge Bradweil believes he has a large-sized claim Thirty-nine years ago the Jurist says that he acquired from Stephen A. Cook and wife of New Jersey a deed convey ing the land on which the principal part of Muskegon stands as cotenant with men named Brown and Trowbridge. He says that the deed was forgotten until recently, but that his interest has not lapsed, as the statute of limitations does not run against a cotenant. It is 1 rely that a test case may be tried at an early date. It is estimated that over '*> property-owners and taxpayers of Muskegon are interested in the set tling of the question of title to their holding*. NEWS OF WISCONSIN. A WEEK’S RECORD OF STATE HAPPENINGS. Pun Down by Freight Train—Sparta Girl Said to Have Ki'.'etl Herselt— Young Boy Badly Hurt—Football anil Dancing Are Forbidden. Mis. McCarthy, mother of Robert Mc- Carthy of Manitowoc, and ex-Deputy Sheriff Thomas A. McCarthy, formerly of Manitowoc, was instantly killed at a Northwestern Railway crossing near the city known a. “Death's Trap." aud her son Daniel was seriously injured. Mrs. McCarthy had been visiting her son Rob ert iu Manitowoc for the past few days and was on her way home to her resi dence near Branda when the accident oc curred. The wagon in which they were driving was iu the middle of the “Death Trap” crossing, when a freight train was discovered bearing down on them. Mrs. McCarthy became terribly frightened and, although there was plenty of time to get out of danger, she grabbed the reins from her son. She pulled vigorous ly on the lines and stopped the team. At that moment the train struck the wagou. Mrs. McCarthy was on the side nearest the train and was irtanrly killed. Mysterious Death at Sparta. The coroner’s jury in the Straight poi soning case at Sparta rendered a verdict of suicide. Rose Straight, aged 14 years, died the other night under very mysteri ous circumstances at the home of her mother, just out of the city. The girl was taken sick about 9 in the afternoon aud died between 8 aud 9. No doctor was called until after the girl was dead. At the time of her deatli Ruth Straight, her sister, was with her. The doctor said that death Avas caused by poison. Before she died she swore to her sister that she had no idea what had caused her death. Many people are unAvilling to accept the verdict of suicide aud the dis trict attorney has been asked to investi gate. A box of rough on rats was found in the house, but physicians say that avus not the drug taken by the girl. Boy Never Flinched. Otto Kloehn, a young lad working as back tender at the Thilinany paper mills at Ivaukauna, got his hand caught be tween the calendars, crushing the bones of two fingers and completely stripping the tlesh and skin from the hand as far as the wrist. The cuticle was found hanging to bis)finger tips. Dr. Titus, the physician, fixed up the two broken fin gers and drew the abraded skin on to the hand something after tile manner of a glove, closing the wound with l'orty-five stitches. The little follow stood the pain ful operation without anaesthetics and never once flinched. Bars Football and Dancing. The Marinette school board has decid ed to prohibit football in the public schools. Resolutions were passed prohib iting the game on any of the school grounds iu the city and denying the high school boys the right to use the name of the high school in designating tlieir team. The action Avas the result of popular pre judice against the game. The team has been one of the strongest iti Wisconsin. A resolution prohibiting dancing iu the public schools was also adopted. Aged Man Takes Poison by Mistake. Joseph Dugas, one ol' the pioneer resi dents of Grand Rapids, died from the effects of poison, aconite and camphor, which he took by mistake. It was an hour before be discovered the change in the medicine bottles aud it was then too late for physicians to help him. He lived about three hours after taking the poi son. Mr. Duga3 was 78 years of age. Woodenware Plant at Seymour Burns. Fire destroyed the Seymour wooden ware plant. The tire originated in the boiler room and spread rapidly. The loss on the plant aud stock is $12,000, with $3,000 insurance. The plant employed thirty men and the loss is serious to the town. The managers have not yet decid ed whether they will rebuild or not. Brief State Happenings. For the fourteenth time .1. S. Worth man has been elected city clerk of Bara boo. Henry Warren, aged 20 years, a brake man ou the St. Paul Railroad, had a foot taken oft' at Finley Junction. H. C. Higgins, president of the Mari nette Street Railway, was thrown from his horse while riding and badly injured. The Delavan Lake assembly will open July 24 and close Aug. 4. Annie Maranda, a 10-year-old girl from Manitowoc, was asphyxiated at the Lew is Hotel. Milwaukee, by a leaking gas stove in her room. The Chippewa Falls Canning Com pany has leased 300 acres of land on which to raise pens for the factory the company summer. Charles Van Rehrons of Troy was bad ly hurt by a runaway team that had been frightened by a vicious dog. His leg, arm and collar bone were badly broken. The sawmills of Superior and the head of the lakes are getting ready for the season’s cut. All of tho mills have had logs shipped in by rail so that there will be plenty to start on. Burglars attempted to open a safe in the saloon of Fred Bauer, near the Junc tion shops in Racine. The safe contain ed SI,OOO. Bauer was ill in his room over the saloon. He heard the men and he started downstairs. The burglar? left their work and ran away. A deed was filed in the register of deeds' office at Oshkosh transferring the plant of the Neeuah and Mcnasha Gas and Electric Company to the newly or ganized Fox River Valley Electric Com pany. The consideration named in the deed is sl, but ibe revenue stamps at tached indicate a value of $35,000. John Olson, committed to the indus trial school at Waukesha, skipped out while working for the sheriff at the conu ty jail at West Superior. A legal tight is on at Racine between Mrs. John S. Hart and tive of her step children for the recovery of $150,000 worth of property left by Mr. Hart. There was no will. Mr. Hart died in California. The widow claims be was a resident of that State, and wants to be appointed administratrix, while the chil dren claim be was a resident of Wiscon sin, and two sons are anxious to Ik- nam ed as administrators. The pupils of the La Crosse high school have presented a petition to the school board asking that after May 1 only one session be Hold each day. from S to 12 in. The body of Eugene Badger of Janes ville was found in the mill race at Mon terey. Badger was employed as caller in the Janesville cotton mills at Moatery. He was 30 years old and unmarried. Milwaukee is to hav < anew English morning paper, to be known as the Free Press. The company which will publish the new paper was incorporated by 11. P. M .Trick, late managing editor of the Sen tinel: Albert Huegin. late "business man ager of the same paper, and Cassius M. Paine, a well-known business man. The body of J. Bra ilr, an old soldier who lived near Cazenovia, was found in fh. pond near the bridge at that place. He had been absent from home several days and the supposition is while he wa> wandering away he fell into the peed and was drowned. Great excitement prevailed in Kenosha the other night on accoant of a fire which broke out near the big oil teuks of the Standard Oil Company. The fire was started in the grass near the tanks and hnd burned to within a short distance of the oil when it was discovered. A great nantixr of citizens turned out and by hard labor managed to extinguish the flames. Henry Claymier. former chief of the fire department of Milwaukee, fell dead in a Turkish bath. J. Brady was found drowned near Caze novia. He was au old soldier and had been missing several days. Chippewa Lumber and Boom Com pany’s mill started up at Chippewa Falls. This is the earliest iu fifteen years. The Marinette city library and the block in which it is located \A-ere damaged to the extent of about SI,OOO by tire. Eugene Badger, a carder iu the cotton mills at Janesville, who mysteriously dis appeared, was found drowned in the mill race. The people at the annual town meeting voted to borrow enough money to carry on the ten schools in the town of Jacobs, closed ou account of shortage of funds, the rest of the year. All the necessary capital for the new State bank in Dale is sunscribed, and the bank will soon open in temporary quarters. A handsome bank building will be erected as soon as possible. There was a great demonstration at Crivitz. The citizens burned the etfigies of Peter Graef, candidate for chairman, aud M. Wloch, candidate for clerk, who were defeated at the town election. A postoffice official has established a rural free delivery route extending south and east from Neillsville through the ter ritory covered by the Day, Carlisle and Shortvilie postoffiees. Robert Eunson, contractor. Johu Czech, a Bohemian, who works for the Girard Lumber Company at Dun bar, was killed tea miles west of Pern bine. He went to sleep on the railroad track and was run over by a Soo pas senger train. Harry Kerr, a brakeman on a Mil waukee road freight train, was instantly killed at Tomahawk by being caught be tween the bumpers of two flat cars. An open switch derailed the two ears be tween which he was riding to uncouple them. The bodies of Myron Baker and Louis Larsen were found floating in Partridge lake near Freemont. Baker and Larsen went duck hunting last November and were lost, nothing but tlieir boat and de coys being found. Baker was a promi nent young groceryir.au of Weynutvega. To check the epidemic of crime which has been ragiug in Kenosha the Council Avill introduce a measure providing for a complete police telephone service, and to increase the force by the addition of a night desk sergeant. If this does not check the depredations the Council will authorize the appointment of several spe cial policemen. Mrs. J. C. Dtiflield came to Fond du Lac from Pewaukee. where she resides, to view the remains of the man aa-lio died at the county jail from the exces sive use of opium. She stated, upon see ing the body, that there was a strong re semblance between her husband and the dead man, but that was all. The iden tity of the man is still a mystery. John Wiuterfield, the missing Mouroe County farmer, who left his home near Cataract some days ago, was found dead in Chicago and his remains were sent home for burial. Nothing is known as to liow, or in what manner, he came to his death; but the presumption is that he committed suicide, as he had on different occasions threatened to take his own life. A narrow escape from a fatality that Avould have caused two deaths occurred on Chequamegon bay near Ashland. A. J. Lindsay and William George, tAvo well-known citizens of Ashland, while driving across Chequamegon bay from Washburn to Ashland drove into an air hole. The team of horses and the sleigh were lost. The men were rescued by friends Avho saw the catastrophe from the shore. ( Seven business men of Racine have of fered SIO,OOO toward the erection of a public library building under the folloAV itig conditions: That the city permit the building to be erected in West Park; that the city levy an annual tax not less than 4-10 mills to sustain the library, and that the citizens subscribe $25,000, including the SIO,OOO already pledged. If the citi zens can raise more money the gentlemen agree to raise their offer in proportion. A daring and almost successful attempt at horse stealing was perpetrated at Sey mour by Frank Camden, Aflio ha§ been apprehended by Sheriff Wurl and has pleaded guilty to the charge. Camden cut the tie strap of a horse which was hitched on the main street of Seymour and attempted to escape in daylight. The horse became. frightened at the frantic efforts of the driver to increase the speed, and shying to one side, tipped the buggy, aud threw out the robber, injur ing him so that the officers had no diffi culty in making the capture. An attempt to' break jail Avas made at Richland Center by Joseph Jordan and Floyd Perkins, who are held to answer to a charge of riot, and Charles Culvdr, awaiting trial for alleged burglary. They had two pieces of lead pipe about six feet long, which they Used as battering rams. They had also unfastened some bolts, of which they made chisels. Mrs. S. T. Ross, wife of the sheriff, heard the prisoners pounding on the wall and she notified the under sheriff, who found that about one foot of stone wall had been cut away aud with a iittie more work the prisoners would have escaped. * Au appeal to the United States Su preme Court has been taken from the de cision of the Wisconsin State Supreme Court in the case of the Oshkosh Water Works Company against the city of Osh kosh, involving the contract for hydrant rental between the city and the company. It was claimed that some amendments made to the city charter impaired the contract, and the City Council refused to pay hydrant rental amounting for one quarter to $4,085. The Circuit Court de cided the case in favor of the city, and the State Supreme Court affirmed the de cision Feb. 2*5 last. Justice Bardeen dis senting. Attorney Hooper for the water works company has now taken au appeal to the United States Supreme Court. William Meyers, a well-known saloon keeper of Bangor, lost one of his arms and came near losing his life as the re sult of a hunting accident. He was car rying his gun under his arm. The trig ger of the gun snapped and a charge of shot tore his arm almost to pieces. William Chaffee of Beaver I)ain has l>eoii adjudged insane. The cause was the strike of the malleable iron works, which lasted a little over a week Chaf fee has been taken to Oshkosh. He is 2S years old and leaves a wife and two children. The family moved last June from lvingstou. Dr. 11. E. Horton has purchased the McGill water power on the Plover river at Stevens Point and plaus for improv ing tli-- power wiil I*> made in the near future. It is planned to erect a large paper mil! upon the site, to employ 100 men. A yonag woman, whose identity was not learned, threw herself across the street railway tracks in- Main street. Fond du Lac. as a car was approaching under full speed. Motorm.-tn Ernest Zam zow saw the woman dart out from the sidewalk, and. reversing the motor, brought the car to a stop within a couple of feet of where she threw herself on the tracks. James Spencer, a woodsman, was i.ill ed at Pembine- He was trying r-> steal a ride n a Soo freight train when he fell under the wheels. Both legs were badly crushed an ! he died a few hours after the accident from the shock. When hurt be was trying to pass under the train so as to get to the other side of the car, wh:*r<> the door was open. One of his chums trio! to puli him. hack and the wheels struck him. A victim of the morphine and opium habit giving his name as Wfiianm Dan je>s dropped dead at ;he county jail at Fond da Lac. Patrol*xe those who ailve-ri FORMALLY VOTES NO. "ÜBAN CONVENTION REJECTS PLATT AMENDMENT. Votes in Same Motion t S:nd a Com mission to Washington —Acts of Lo cal Government in Havana Promote Discontent anti Distrust. The constitutional convention in Ha vana, Cuba, on Friday voted on a com bination proposition to send a commission to Washington, after categorical rejec tion of the Platt amendment. The vote was divided on the motion in this form, some believing that a commission would be necessary after a flat rejection of the Platt amendment. The motion was carried, 18 to 10, some members voting against it who are known to be opposed to the Platt amendment proposition. Beyond a doubt the last few days have shown the development of a feeling of discontent and resentment in Havana. This is due to various causes more or less directly conueeted with the method of handling the political situation, especial ly the arrogation of interference with the judicial authority. This has been illustrated in the case of the suppression of a newspaper, in the matter of the gas company, in the arbi trary imprisonment of members of the staff of a labor union paper, called L’Estivador, without trial, and in the position of the military government in the matter of the choice of a Mayor of Havana. There is also a growing feeling among all classes, due to Washington cable grams asserting that sovereignty will be assumed by America in case the Platt amendment is not accepted, of distrust of the local administration, extending to Washington and the American people, be cause it is feared that these local acts, which seem to form part of a plan to compel the acceptance of the Platt plan, are receiving the support of the American people. The situation is beginning to present rather serious features, even among the conservative classes, many of whom now support the convention in opposition to the Platt amendment. Reliable private sources of information in Santiago prov ince report that secret preparations are being made for a forcible resistance to the imposition of the Platt amendment. WOULD FOLLOW HER HUB. Cuban Wife of American Soldier At tempts a Stowifway to Manila. When the Indiana sailed away from San Francisco for Manila not long ago Bugler W. P. Hayes of Company D, Tenth infantry, had his wife hidden on board. She was discovered, and, in spite of tears and an offer on the part of the soldiers to pay for her transportation, MRS. W. P. HAYES. was put ashore. She is a Cuban girl, and speaks no English. She was smug gled from Cuba to New York on a trans port, and ever since has followed the regiment, often beating her way on trains to follow the man she loves. She has been sent to her husband’s friends in Pennsylvania. CHURCH AND CLERGY. A beautiful new Methodist church was dedicated at Bellevue, Mich. The death of the Rev. Dr. Crystal of sAuchinleck, in Ayrshire, father of all the Scottish churches, at the age of 91 years, has been announced. Dr. H. C. Estes, one of the best-known Baptist preachers in New Ila upshire, died recently in Newton Junction, N. H. He was 77 years ol' age. The new Baptist Church at rrineeton, Ind., was destroyed by fire. It had not been dedicated, and had just been com pleted. It cost $9,000, and the insurance was $3,000.' The Grace Episcopal Chnrch property in Cleveland has been sold to a company of local capitalists. The congregation will seek anew location in a section of the city remot-e from the business dis trict. It is related of the Rev. Dr. Haweis, whose death in New York occurred a few days ago. that on one occasion on enter ing'his pulpit he found that he had for gotten to bring the manuscript for his discourse. lie was entirely self-possess ed as he announced: “I have, forgotten my sermon: therefore, instead of preach ing. I shall play you some sacred music on the violin.” The story is concluded with the statement that the congregation was pleased with the change. The Rev. Arthur B. Rudd, curate of All Saints' Protestant Episcopal Church, Dorchester. Mass., has declined a call to Oakland, Cal. The Rev. Ernest E. Baker. D. D., former pastor of Woodland Avenue Pres byterian Church. Cleveland, has assumed charge of the First Presbyterian Church of Oakland. Cal. Arthur Beriah Deter of Parsons. Kan., a member of Rochester Theological Sem inary. will become a Baptist missionary to Brazil. Mr. Deter is the fourth man of his clasj to volunteer for the mission ary service. There are now al>ont forty presbyteries which are reported in favor of no change of the creed. Two of these, however, are known not to be properly represented by that report, and there are others which will not wish to stand as negations to the inevitable. Two Churches near Clarinda. lowa, are richer by about $2,000 each through the will of the late David Remick, one of the founders of the town, who died fn I.os An geles a few weeks ago. The Methodist Church was bequeathed eighty acres of land, and the United Presbyterian Chnrch twenty-six acres, with eighteen lots in the town. Asa result of the energetic protest of hundreds of Presbyterians whose ances tors worshiped in the old Covenanter Church of Scotland, Pa., the queer little edifice is to be preserved. The church was bulk at the beginning of the nine teenth century, but has not been used as a house of worship for forty years. The first ecclesiastical apoimment by King Edward VII. was the nomination of Archdeacon Stevens To be Bishop Suffragan in the diocese <9 St. Albans. Before l"‘.t4 the archdeacon was rural dean of Barking and honorary canon of St. A.bans. From 1890 to 1897 he was grand chaplain of the Eng lish Freemasons. WISCONSIN SOLON.S. After a night session lasting more than three hours the Senate Thursday even ing passed a bill limiting the operation of primary nominations of party candi dates to aspirants for county offices, with thi* additional proviso that it shall not apply to any county unless adopted there in by popular vote. The final vote was 10 to 1-t in favor of this substitute for a’l pending measures on this subject. This bill is the Hagemeister substitute, but its strongest advocates were Senators Kreutzer and Whitehead. The first roll call was on the Stevens House bill, which more nearly approached the wishes of the La Follette faction than any other measure under consideration. It required only thirteen affirmative votes, the hostile majority of seven being as indicated by last week's test roll call. The next vote was on the Hatton substitute, applying the primary to county officers and legisla tors. This was defeated, 19 to 14. Then Senator Miller offered another amend ment. He explained it was the Stevens bill, with cities eliminated and with a clause at the end for a referendum, pro viding for the submission of the bill to a vote of the people at the next spring election. This went the same way as the Hatton substitute and by the same vote. Senator McGillivray offered an amend ment which provided for caucuses and conventions to select primary candidates, saying this should suit everybody. It was nevertheless defeated, 20 to 13. An amendment by Mr. Weed, including judi cial elections, was defeated, 24 to 8, Then came the final vote for the Hage meister substitute. Another scene of wild disorder marked the Assembly proceedings on Friday, when the osteopathy bill was killed by a vote of 33 to 33. This action followed a long debate and a motion to reconsider brought on innumerable dilatory motions, resulting in a call of the house. When this was ordered there was a scramble for the doors that the members might uot miss their trains home for Sunday. The sergeant’s force tried to stop them, but when the vote was taken eighteen were recorded as absent without leave. The call was finally raised and reconsidera tion made a special order for next Wed nesday. The Assembly- also killed the Barker bill, which aimed to prohibit mar riage between blacks and whites. The Assembly went through the better portion of a long calendar at its session Monday evening. Mr. Zinn’s bill amend ing the present law with respect to the annexation of territory by cities was or dered engrossed. Gov. La Follette re turned two vetoes to the Assembly, the first being 3(52 A., legalizing the action of the town of Richwood in issuing bonds. The Governor was of opinion that this was too loose and indefinite. The other bill was (522 A., empowering school district No. 3 of Oeonomowoc County to borrow money. The Governor objected oti the ground that it overrides the present law providing for such loans and is in the nature of special legisla tion. Both bills were killed by the As sembly. The Senate had only fourteen bills on its calendar and with nothing else to do the next morning it adjourned without doing any business. Notaries public who travel will con tinue to pay their fares. The Assembly on Tuesday morning refused to exempt them from the workings of the anti-pass law. The vote was 33 for and 47 against it. The bill for an appropriation to the Wisconsin State Firemen's Association was recalled from the engrossing room of SI,OOO. The Erickson interstate park h'U was sent to the Senate by a vote of 70 to 4. Mr. Barker’s measure for $20,- 000 for the Portage levee was passed, 73 to 3. Mr. Benson pressed the passage of his bill for the destruction of noxious weeds. It was passed. The Hartung dog license bill imposing a State tax on canines in localities where the local mu nicipal government exacts none excited some little discussion. It was passed, 33 to 20. The Cady vagrancy bills were passed. They prescribe who are such and fix as a penalty imprisonment not to exceed six months or from three to ten days’ solitary confinement. Under suspension of the rules the Mills bill reg ulating the taxation of steam vessels was concurred in. Gov. La Follette's veto of Senator Jacobs’ bill authorizing changes of venue from the county to cir cuit court, ami vice versa, iu Dodge County, came up for action in the Senate. Its death was confirmed, only four Sen ators voting to pass the bill over the Governor’s veto. The joint resolution for the inauguration of steps to provide for a complete ventilating system for the Cap itol building was passed. Assembly amendments to Senator Iliordan's bill amending the law making taxes a lien on logs, and Senator Mosher’s bill relative to taxation of buildings ou leased ground, were concurred in. Bills Passed—Assembly. Dodge—Relating to the exemptions of earnings. Young—Relating to use of bicycles on sidewalks. E. A. Williams—Authorizing establish ment of iudustrial schools iu certain counties. Duerwaechter—Regulate artesian wat er supply. J. C. Williams—Relating to length of annual encampment of National Guards. Barker —To prohibit marriage within one year of divorce. McGill—To create municipal court for Forest County. Stevens —Relating to proofreader for Supreme Couk reporter. Orton —Relating to school district boards. Spratt —To provide pensions for mem bers of police and fire departments in certain cities. Keene —To increase salary of messen ger for State library. Eager—Relating to the Evansville sem inary. Williams—Relating to reinsurance com panies. Hanson—Amend section 1945 e of stat utes of 1898. Rasmussen —Relating to weight of steam engines on public roads. Spratt—To provide for election of trus tees of villages. Committee on Education —Relating to libraries. Green— Relating to easement of land in Vernon County. Committee on Cities—To authorize cities to change from annual to biennial elections. Riordan—Relating to township school board. ( O’Neil—Relating to normal school re gents. Morse —Relating to incorporation of Ripon College. Roehr—Relating to competency of wit nesses. —Relating to free libraries. Bills Passed —9-nate. Martin—Prohibiting the sale of publi cations devoted specially to crimes, etc. Committee on Education—Constitution al amendment engaging the term of the State superintendent to four years, be ginning in July, and removing the limita tion of the salary to $1,200. Henry—Authorizing a bridge across the Fox river in Marquette County. Orton—Relating to the re-examination of persons alleged to be sane. Zinn—Regulating the construction of hotels, requiring that there shall be more than one mode of egress from each floor, and requiring either two fire escapes on the building or a rope In each room. Williams —To prohibit the misconduct of passengers upon street railways. Stevens—Amending the statutes rela tive to granting teachers’ certificates to graduates of the University, by requiring that sneu sr-'uate shall have completed the course of pedagogical in struction at the university. Rossman —Prohibiting the catching of brook trout in Bruasweiler river and Trout brook, Ashland County, until April 15, 1904. GEN. DE WOGACK, MASTER Of RUSSIAN FORCES AT TIEN-TSIN. As commander of the Russian force* at Tien-tsin, Gen. De Wogack is the in strument of the Czar's military power in the present world crisis. He has spent many years in the Orient, and is one of the most trustworthy servants of hi* monarch. For upwards of ten years lie has watched over Russia’s interests in China. Hts character is described as that of a man who knows where he desires to get to and how he can best encompass his wish. Difficulties are welcomed by him because they only go to show lbs superior power of resource. No European soldier now in China is Wogaek’s peer in knowledge of the country and its peo ple, aud none is more brave, more cun ning. more determined or more devoted* heart and soul, to the master he serves. ROUSED BY MANY ROBBERIES. Government Urges Postmasters to Tuke Better Care of bunds. The Fostotfiee Department, roused by numerous robberies throughout the coun try, notably that of SI,OOO in bills at Chi cago recently, has issued the following general instructions to postmasters re garding the care of government funds and stamp supplies: Postmasters are required to exercise tlie greatest care aud give the best possible pro tection to Government funds and stamp sup plies iu their custody. During business hours, turney, postage stamps, etc., must be kept so as to be Inaccessible to tue public aud concealed from view. If the postoffice, when unoccupied. Is not such a safe place as to warran the postmaster in leaving his per sonal funds therein all Government moneys, postage stamps, etc., must be removed there from to a place of the greatest possible safety. The law provides that n postmaster may deposit his funds in a national bank if there be one in his town, city or comity. If. how ever, there lie no national bauk so located and a private bank be accessible there will be no objection to a postmaster placing his Government funds, postage stamps, etc., therein, provided that they be placed in a private receptacle as his official property tnd subject to bis exclusive control, and that this be iioue at his own risk and expense. Chinese anil Japanese laborers arc* to be dispensed with by the Northern Pa cific and Great Northern roads. The Vanderbilts and the Canadian lines are again in a row over (he routing of New England passenger business. Seven roads west of the Missouri river have practically decided to form nn in terchangeable mileage ticket bureau. In deference to n recent Supreme Court division 2 cents per utile is now the pas senger rate of the Wabash road in Michi gan. Among the equipment recently turned out by the Pullman company are three magnificent dining cars for the New York Central road. The Chicago and Eastern Illinois ami Louisville and Nashville roads are plan ning a limited passenger train service between Chicago and New Orleans. In the proposed extensions of the Chi cago Great Western is to be found suffi cient reason for the alleged eagerness of the Harriman people to buy the road. The roads in the Southwestern Passen* ger Association have determined that bi cycles are vehicles, and not baggage; cqu sequently no bicycles will be checked free hereafter. Grain went east front Chicago last week to the amount of 2,772,443 bushels. Flour shipments amounted to 177,000 barrels and dressed beef traffic footed 19,307,101. * . The Northern Pacific road has assumed control of the Seattle and International Railway and hereafter the line will ti known as the Seattle division of the Northern Pacific system. J) It has been decided by officers of the roads east of Buffalo that during tin* coming summer season no round-trip tickets east or west bound will be sold between New York and Chicago. The Santa Fe proposes to spend a large part of its surplus for improvements cat its lines during the present year. About $4,000,000 will be expended and the tele graph lines will be greatly improved also. According to present plans, the North western road will colonize 20,000 settlers during 1901 on the timber lands of north ern Wisconsin and the northern peninsnla of Michigan. In these two States the company owns over 500,000 acres of laud. The Southern Pacific Company has es tablished a dairy and creamery depart ment and will put experienced men in the field to promote the business along the lines of the company in Texas and to assist in finding markets for products of the new industries. Passenger officials of the Burlington lines are discussing the advisability of inaugurating anew system of checking baggage which would relieve the traveler of a great deal of annoyance. The pro posed system consists of checking bag gage direct from homes and hotels. The promoters of the Victoria, Van couver find Eastern Railroad may aban don the project because the government of British Columbia demands, among other things, that the company shall pay 4 per cent of its gross earnings to the government, must submit all contract* for construction to the government for approval, must build the road with “home labor,” barring all aliens, and, worse than all, must make such rates tor transportation as the government think* proper. James Charlton, chairman of the Transcontinental Passenger Association, has issued a ruling regarding circuitous route rates for the Epworth League meeting in San Francisco next July. The chairman decides that no rate shall be ap plied through any gateway going or re turning which is less than the rate from the gateway through which it i* applied. This will make the rate from St. Lon is, for example, going via the Missouri riv er and direct routes and returning via Portland and St. Paul. $59, as the circuit ous route rate from St. Paul has been fixed at that figure. During the month of March there was ardered a total of 11.439 cars and 414 locomotives, as compared with 9.932 cars ond 380 locomotives for the correspond ing month of the previous year. Each month of the present year has run far ahead of the corresponding month of 1980 in the matter of equipment ordered. A car kitchen is being experimented with by the New York Central mam—- ment on its Empire State express. As a lining car adds much to the weight of V-is train the serving of meals to patrons has been a troublesome question. It ha* finally been decided to put a small kitch en in one of the long coaches aod serve meals on movable tables.