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How to Roll Barbed Wire. The Illustration shows a home-made device for rolling barbed wire which will work well and enable one to han dle the wire without trouble. Use any sort of a small barrel and nail the n<ls in tight and see that all hoops are .®e urely fastened on. On the cen ter of each end or head nail a block of wood thick enough to be above the level of the edges of chimes. Through this bore a hole into the barrel. Make bandies of material an Inch thick, two Inches wide and five feet long. Take an iron rod. pass It through the ends of the handles and through the bar rel. ac shown in the cut. fastening at the ends with a nut. Nail a piece of board across the handles, or use Iron bars, if possible, to stiffen the handles, FOB ROLLING BARBED WILE. and the machine is complete. Stretch the wire out on the ground, fasten one end to the barrel and then simply roll the barrel over the wire until the lat ter is wound around the barrel. Hay in Honml Bales. The cylindrical bale has become very popular for hay and cotton, and many shippers are discarding their old presses to get one that will press it in this form. The standard bale is eight een inches in diameter and thirty-six Inches long. The pressure used In packing for home use puts about two hundred pounds In such a bale, but when intended for export they use higher pressure and get in about 275 pounds. A bale put up for army use Is but half as long, or eighteen inches, and weigs about 140 pounds. It is cal culated that a good pack horse or mule will travel with one of these on each side, and ;hoy can go where the army wagons could not. Thousands of tons of these round bales have been shipped to our army in the Philippines, aud a large amount to the British army in South Africa. In this form a given weight of hay is compressed into about ono-half the space that it occupied in the square bale, nnd the fact that it does not pack as closely in car or ves sel. there being spaces between the bales, which prevents moulding, pre serves the sweetness of the hay. and the close pressure In the bale reduces the combustibility. For cotton many of the same advantages are claimed for the round bale, that Is, getting more in small space and reducing the danger from fire.—American Cultivator Cutting Potatoes for Beel. Here are some outline drawings showing how to cut potatoes for seed. In the first cast' the potato is cut in two pieces; in the second and third, in three and four respectively. By cut ting potatoes ns indicated about ten (V}o rOTATOES CUT FOR SEED. bushels of seed are required per acre. Much of the success with the crop de pends on starting right. With a good strong growth at the start the battle is half won. The other half of the battle may be won by proper spraying and tillage. The Struwberry Pests. The most objection to continuing to keep tlic strawberry bed in one place for several years is not the exhaustion of tle soil, because the fertility can be applied. It Is not the matting of the row. because after runners have put out into the paths between them. If they are worked mellow aud enriched, the old row of plants can be cut out, leaving the path there, and the new plants can be thinned, if too abundant, and the weeds can be taken out, but insect pests are so numerous now that It may be easier to set anew bed than to try to kill them. There are more than a dozen that are well known, and the root borer, crown borer, stalk borer, leaf rollers, cutworms and grubs are probably these which do the most dam age Nearly every one of these can be found in the soil as eggs, larvae or pupa j after the fruit is picked, and i when any of them have been especially I troublesome, we would advise the set I *:ng anew bed at some distance from I the old one. ami plowing tip the old i bed In August, which will destroy most ! of them. If any plants are .akeu from the old bed to set tn the n* w one. wash j all sod from *he ! r roots before they art' i set. to prevent carrying the pest to the uv i*eu. tud reject ail that are not strong and vigorous.—American Cultivator. Topdreuing Winter Wheat. In some sections of the country it la a practice to top dress the wheat in the fall, and this regardless of the quan tity of fertiliser applied to the field be:-re seeding, i'a s .< an excellent plan and should be more generally prac ia-ed. The idea is to apply this ton dressing immediately after seeding, us ing a manure spreader arranged so that • lie manure will be scattered evenly j ! jout quite thin. Daring the winter the strength of the manure Is washed down \ to the roots of the plants while the ■ coarser portion acts as a mulch. In Favor of Sheep. It U sometimes asserted that cattle land sheep require the same amount feed per 1,000 pouuds of Uve weight, .according to Prof. Curtiss. This state , Elect seems not to be well founded, j I Irj some experiments at the lowa sta ‘ tioft the cattle consumed 19.0 pounds , of dry matter per 1.000 pounds of lire 1 Weigh* against an average of 20.1 by sheep, p. >tli cattle and were "ii full feed. The sheep m.ele a daily gain of 5.72 pounds per 1,000 pouuds of live weight and the cattle 2.14. In summing up this comparison we find I that while the sheep ate 48 per cent ! more than the cattle they gained near -1 ly 75 per cent more. Our Farmer Aristocrats. \ Tales of sudden wealth are quite cora- I mon in the famous Kansas and Okla • homa wheat belt; tine houses, modern jin every appointment, t.re the rule; : rubber-tired buggies and automobiles j are nothing to attract attention. In cer ! tain communities even the farmer has j grown metropolitan to the extent of i building an opera rouse on a school lot | and securing some of the best attrae- I tions in the theatrical line. It was not until the present winter that Wichita could afford a guarantee for certain notable singers. Among those occupy ing front seats were well-known wheat growers. Farmers' daughters and farmers’ sons form a goodly part of the Kansas society element, while piano j salesmen look to them for their quick deals. It is nothing uncorpmon for a farmer to come to town and buy two or three rubber-tired buggies, or even to place an order for an automobile. Mr. D. W. Blaine, a rich farmer of Pratt County, superintends all his har vesting in an automobile. Many oth ers are equally plutocratic. One of the richest farmers n the Kan sas wheat belt is John T. Stewart, who came to the State live years tjgo. He borrowed SSO from n friend, rented a quarter section of land fn Sumner County and began work. To-day he is worth $2,000,000, and bis income from wheat in 1901 was $(4,000. He is known as the wheat king of Kansas. There are twenty-three millionaires !n Kan sas, fifteen of whom are farmers living on farms and running them as an in vestment. Perhaps they have not all of their fortune invested in land, but a goodly portion of it is. Solomon Bes ley, of Wellington, placed $31,000 In wheat land last year and realized 30 per cent on his investment, or ten times as much as he receives from money loaned in Illinois.—Ainslee’s Magazine. Snowihnes for Horses. Over the light crust that form on the snow in the dense forests and deep gulches of Northern Idaho the horses of the wln ter mail carriers gh make their way M |H on snow shoes, • lim Ifs and ' ,voo^en snow f'fi ’? s'-jr It slloes at that. Those shoes are K.m made w ith a dou -7 | l*!e thickness of | I inch boards, the I whole about 20 snow shoes. inches long and 14 wide. An in dention to fit the horse’s foot is brand ed in with a hot horse shoe, and an iron clamp, secured by a screw bolt, bolds it over the hoof. Robbery of Moisture by Weeds. 1 One who is inexperienced, and who lias made no experiments in that direc tion, can form no estimate of the quan tity of water taken from the soil by weeds, which is really robbery of the crop occupying the land A single wood may seemingly do but little in jury! but om pound of mods win remora! 800 j pounds of moisture froai the soil dur- I ing the period of ordinary drought, or | more or less according to its duration I and the growth of the weeds. As much 1 as 250.000 pounds of moisture per acre ,is an ordinary quantity for a heavy mass of weeds to take. In addition to the moisture the weeds draw on thf fer tility, and deprive the cron of plant food, which is so necessary in order to secure large yields. It is work to keep down weeds after they g-’t a good start, but it Is not difficult to destroy them when they are very young. Many crops fail during dry seasons more because of robbery of the moisture by weeds t oau because of lack of rain. Alfalfa on Sanity Foil. The claim that alfalfa will not thrive on sandy soil is not borne out by ex periment. Col. B. \Y. Richards, sec re tary of the Laurel Hill Cemetery Com pany. who has a farm at Hammcntan, N. J., has grown alfalfa for several years, and on a plot consisting of white sand. The plot was seed<?d in August, ivi'v and another later. As many as four or five cuttings are secured every season, and two to three tons of hay per acre are cured. Manure is spread over the land every fall and lime (mostly from burnt oyster shells) is broadcasted. The land has become very productive, and more animals were necessary in order to consume the hay produced. The experiment s a valuable oue. as it demonstrates what can be done with alfalfa ot: the lightest kind of sand.- Philadelphia Record. The Daily Was to. There one Item that is often over looked in the keeping of cc,ws. and es pecially so of dairy cow s. aud that is daily waste. There is practically the same whether the animal is a good milker or a poor one. In all cases the food necessary for the support of tnh mal life and to make up the daily waste must come first, and then Ihe milk or beef comes next after this is taken out. If the animal gives a small amount of milk, the cost of food as waste in proportiib to the amount of milk secured is greater than with r large amount of milk, and of course this profit is decreased accordingly. Feeding poor cows in the dairy Is prac tically a waste of feed- Agricola. To Secure Broody Hi its. We often hear people complain of the scarcity of sitting hens. When we are short of sitters we piace four or fire extra nest eggs in several nests, and in a very few days usually find them cov ered with broody hens. If one is short of nest eggs, he can use a few eggs that are under sixe or off in shape and worthli'ss for hatching purposes mark ing them, so the fresh laid eggs may '9* readily distinguished from them and gathered as usual. We find this is a very simple aud effective method to in duce the hens to become broody early in the season. —Milton A. Brown, in Poultry Keeper. Feed Bulky Food. Growing animals need bulky food to keep the stomach distended? Whey ■ feeding illustrates the point to an ex treme. One hundred pounds contain oniy about seven pounds of solids. The animal therefore must drink and roil uiue-tbree pounds of water to get the seven pounds dry matter. While net an ideal food, the growth obtained serves to show a demand for built. THE BADGER STATE. NEWS OF THE WEEK CONCISELY CONDENSED. Tragedy of the Deep Woods—Boy Ex periments with Explosives—Swarms of Beea Kill Horses—lllinois Girl Fatally Burned at Kenosha. A hu£*tn skeleton was found in the woods three miles north of Tomahawk. Little was found to throw light upon the identity of the man or how he came to his death. The body might have laid there one or two years. Every vestige of flesh had disappeared. The only trace of clothing was the remnant of a blue striped shirt and a part of a cheap pair of trousers within overalls. The feet were encased in a pair of light summer shoes. Wild animals had evidently torn the body to pieces. From the light cloth ing it is evident that the man must have met his death during the summer s-a son. The fact thr., the body was found near a runway ’ends color to the the.,-y that the unfort .mate wandered from the railroad along .he trail, thinking it might lead him to a human habitation; that night was coming on and in the dusk he was mistaken for a deer by illegal hunt ers, who shot him and left the body to rot. Find Cracksman's Outfit. Anton Piese, a boy of 14, found near Riverside cemetery, Oshkosh, a carpet bag containing a candle, coils of nsulat od wire, a dry battery and several cart ridges, as well as a xack of cards. The boy undertook to experiment with one of the cartridges, and as a result be is minus part of two fingers and has a se vere gash in his breast. The kitchen table upon which he was conducting his investigations was wrecked. The other day the officers of the bank at Fimie contio found that an attempt had been made to open the vault with dynamite. The police believe the kit found by the I’iese boy was left by the Winneconue robbers. Horses Killed by Bees. James Muka, a farmer living near Ca dott, had iiis team killed by bees and came near meeting death while driving to Chippewa Fails. He was passing a farm when five or six swarms of bees attacked the horses. Muka endeavored to beat them off, when some of them attacked him and it was with great difficulty that he saved himself by running and beating the pests off with his hat. The horses, which were attached to a loaded wagon, were unable to free themselves and one died from the poisonous stings before Muka returned to the place. He drove the other to his home and it died upon its arrival. Bishop Upholds a Rector, Bishop Grafton of Fond du Lac has sustained Father I*>onard Frank, rector of Grace Episcopal Church of Sheboy gan in liis determination not to resign in accordance with a request from the vestry of the church. At a meeting re cently the wardens adopted a resolution to cut off Frank’s salary after the con clusion of his first year’s work next month. It is claimed that Rev. Mr. Frank has not been punctual at church and Sunday school, but has kept parish ioners waiting while he enjoyed a bicycle spin. Boy Killed at Picnic. While attending a picnic with liis fath er, mother and three brothers at Five Mile lake, near Dunbar, Baliseuse Bovin aki, the 7-.vear-old son of Thomas Rovin ski, was accidentally shot in the head with a 44-calil>er rifle and instantly kill ed. Several men in the party had been shooting at a target and were examining a rifle when it was discharged. The bul let struck young Rovinski, who was standing near by. squarely in the center of the forehead, going clear through his head. Will Ignores Son's Widow. The will of William Engel of Kenosha, just filed, divides an estate valued at SOO,OOO among distant relatives. He had opposed the marriage of his son. Col. Frederick Engel, formerly prominent in Wisconsin polities, and the latter's wid ow is cut off in the will. A legacy of SSOO is given to Miss Edith Garst of Chi cago. whom his father had desired him to marry. The widow of Col. Engel, it is said, will contest the will. Gasoline Burns Are Fatal. Miss Kittie Thomas of Oak Park. 111., 18 years old, was fatally burned by an explosion of gasoline. She was visiting an aunt in the town of Somers and was assisting in preparing dinner on a gaso line stove. The flames flashed into her face, burning off her hair and covering ner face and arms with bums. She fell to the floor unconscious. The kitchen was wrecked, hut the fire was put tut without other damage. Machinists Given Increase. An agreement has been arrival at be tween officers of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul road and their machinists, under which the men employed in the va rious shops of the company are granted wages of 32 cents an hour. The agree ment is the result of a recent conference in Chicago. State Items of Interest. The heavy frosts have done considera ble damage to the corn on the low lands. William Lwedtke, aged 5S years, for thirty-live years a merchant in Prince ton, dropped dead from heart failure. Hoy Williams, aged 12 years, of Phil lips. was shot through the body while out hunting with a boy friend, lie probably will die. Acting Commissioner Richards of the general land office has appointed William O’Neil of Ashland chief examiner of the Chippewa Indian lands in Minnesota. O'Neil is anthorixed to employ fifteen assistants now and more later. Mrs. H. E. Kelly, wife of Justice Kel ly, was stricken with apoplexy while at tending a social at the residence of May or Gross in Sparta. She was taken home and died at midnight. The Beloit Board of Public Works claims that the paving contractors are using poor grade brick and will not ac cept the work. The contracts call for $70,000 worth of paving. Mrs. Peter Senses, aged 37 years, wife of Peter E. Senses, president of the Janesville Coal Company of Janesville, jumped from the window of a hospital in Milwaukee ami died a few minutes later. Excavations made on the Nicolai farm near Vernon have revealed a big cave under a mound. In the cave are many Indnia relics. Skeletons were also found, as were a number of Indian records. The sale of the Great Rambler copper mine in the Douglas creek district is co®firmed. Madison men are the pur chasers of a controlling interest in the property. The price was not made pub lic. Phy-c-jans of Belvidere. 111., who have examined the bones secured by Sheriff trortnan at the Roth farm near Beloit, which it was charged gave evidence of crime, say the booms are not those of a human being. The Ctoioag". Burlington and Cjuincy limited train, south bound, struck a car riage near Da Crosse containing George Dirt man. the son of a prominent mer chant. and Miss I.ucile Seistad. killing the horse, demolishing the carriage a£ hurling the occupant* down an embank ment after dragging them over Isf> feet. The hotly of Charles Lee was found floating in Geneva lake near the Wil liams Bay steamboat landing. He had been missing several days and x party searching for him feared suicide. Lee was foreman of Mrs. John S. Cooke** summer residence and farm. Ara Glen. He had been despondent since bus wife’s death, two months ago. Fire did $7,000 damage on the farm of Henry Katterhagen, near Waterford. The Watertown shoe factory has been sold to the William Gorder Company. The price is sail] to be $25,000. The coroner’* verdict on the death.if John Smith. Who (Med in the Madison police station, was suicide by taking strychnine. Miss Edith Hamaeker. a teacher in the Stevens Point public school, has re ceived a scholarship in the Chicago Uni versity. offered to a graduate of the Ste vens Point uorrnal school. While two children of August were playing with matches in their fath er's barn at Sherry the barn was set on fire and a 4-year-old boy was burned to death. The other boy escaped. Rev. Ebenezer Thompson, pastor of Methodist churches in Wisconsin for fifty years, died at his home in Glen Flora, at the age of 83 years. His wife, who is the sole survivor of the family, is ex actly the same age. While threshing on Charles Bender’s farm near Kirkland, sparks from the engine started a fire which detsyoyed all the grain stacks, the barn and other buildings, together with the steam thresh er. The loss is $3,000. John Rusaeli, a laborer, was found al most dead from exhaustion floating in the river near the mouth of Racine harbor clinging to a rudely constructed raft. He had marks of violence on his body and attempts at foul play are suspected. Postage stamps of various denomina tions valued at $172. which were stolen from the safe in the postoffice building at Arena the other night, were found in the coal sheds of the tit. Paul Railway at Mazomanie by at; employe of that road. Judge Seaman of Milwaukee confirmed the sale of the United States Flour Mill ing Company. The price was $3,500,000 and the cost of the sale was $00,528. The total indebtedness was $8,147,905, with $500,000 interest. There was a deficien cy of $5,185,254. August Xigbor, a well-known farmer, residing six miles west of Berlin, was in stantly killed by lightning while stacking hay. His son, who was working with him, was stunned and was unconscious for several hours. The hay stack was set on fire and entirely consumed. Prof. Rodney H. True, son of John M. True of Baraboo, is u (king some rap id strides in the field c botany, since being employed by the U| led States gov ernment. For a long tim (attempts have been made to procure g ten tea in the curing process, where lis grown in South Carolina, but no < t* was able to get the desired produce; \il by Mr. True. j Edward Kalina, 10 ye * o’d, was al most killed by the explo dr of a dyna mite cartridge he had i lined up on a bluff east of Prairie du f-nien, where the city water works reservoir is being built. Carrying it home he laid it on a stump aud struck it with a hammer. The ex plosion badly lacerated his groan and nearly tore his left hand from his arm. He will live. A peculiar and very painful accident happened at Kaukauna to C. L. Sanborn of Minneapolis, Minn., who was engaged in covering the roof of the Kaukauna mill with tar. Sanborn had just reach ed the highest part of the roof with a bucket of hot tar when he slipped and the contents of the vessel covered him from head to foot, burning the exposed parts of his body terribly. Mrs. Isabella Compton Denninger, wife of M. AY. Denninger, an insurance adjust er of Kenosha, has received a cheek for $50,000 as the result of a promise made to her years ago by Andrew Frazier, the California millionaire. At the time Mr. Frazier promised to give Mrs. Denninger a gold mine which bone her name. The mine was recently sold and the cheek was the amount received for it. The four iron tires of the wheels is the only portion of a buggy which remained intact as the result of an accidental ex plosion of fifteen sticks of dynamite on the farm of George Cough, near Vpple ton. Mr. Gough had purchased twenty pieces of the explosive and placed six of them under a stump, leaving the remain der in the vehicle. The six pieces were ignited and the stnmn blown up. A por tion of the burning stump dropped into the buggy, the concussion exploding the dynamite in the rig. Clara Oehler, the 17-year-old daughter of Mrs. Anna Rebenstorff. committed suicide at her home in Oshkosh by taking carbolic acid. According to Fred Rebens torff of Fond du Lac, who is visiting his mother, the family were sitting in the sit ting room when the girl went upstairs to her room. She was not seen again until about 0 o’clock, when found lying on the bed. The cause for the girl’s act is said to be the opposition of her family to her keeping company with Bert Hunter. The sale of the track and right of way of the Chippewa River and Menomonie Railway, owned by the Chippewa Lum ber and Boom Company, was consum mated by the Soo line purchasing the first thirteen miles and the Beldenville Lum ber Company the remainder, which con sists of sixteen miles of track and right of way running north from Apollonia in to Sawyer County. The road will be op erated as a logging road for the next two years, after which it will be put into shape for general traffic. Much excitement has been caused l<y the discovery of a body of a man buried on the farm of William Roth, near Beloit. The body was in a rough box and was dressed and had on boots. It is wonder fully well preserved, but it has evidently leen buried for many years. Mr. Roth made the gruesome discovery while ex cavating for a foundation for a building. Old inhabitants recall that nearly thirty years ago a stranger came to this place and settled on the Roth fnrtn. The fam ily was very small and had little or noth ing to do with any of their neighbors. After a time the man disappeared and nothing was ever seen of him. Soon after that the rest of the family left the vi cinity. Charles William Roberts, one of Ra cine’s best known eitixens. died at his home from taking medicine. His wife and children were at church at the time. The powder is said to contain quantities of drugs produced front coal tar. Mrs. Larkind of Chicago, who recently came to Ashland with her husband, be gan talking one day and for three days never stopped a moment. She was ex amined for insanity and was taaen to the State hospital for the insan >. She imagines she is in heaven and talks con tinuously about “golden chariots,” “goid ea wings” and other things celestial. Much damage was done by a storm at Hewettville. The home of J. Schwartz was destroyed and his family, though in jured, had to walk to a neighbor’s. Wil liam Warden lost a bam and George Jacques a house. A barbed fence killed a horse blown against it and other ani mals were killed. Perhaps as unique an assemblage of people as was ever gathered together in this State was brought about at Arena in the family picni; on the basks of Mill creek of the various relatives of Richard Hodgson, a pioneer resident. Over 180 people, relative* all by mar riage or otherwise, out of the 210 living relatives spent the day together. A secret wedding of prominent Wiscon sin people caused, it is said, by the ob jection* of the bride's p*.rents, occurred at Waukegan about midnight the other aigbi. The br:de was Miss Elsie C. Kandson of Milwaakee and the groom vras Barton M. Woodward, a business man of Racine. The so;i Mining Company has been organized with a capital stock of SI.OO<MWO. The company is incorpo rated under the laws of South Dakota, with A. N. Strange of the Strange Pa per Company, G. W. Podge, postmaster of Mennsha. and P. D. Whitehead of Chicago a* incorporators. The company has purchased property in California. GREENS ARE POPULAR APPEAR OFTEN IN BROWN, GRAY, OR BLUE MIXTURES. Fall Street Attire Shows Tendency Toward Simplicity in Tailoring;-- Gored Skirts Are Stylisa, hut Pleat ed Ones Are the Newer. New York correspondence: X fail street attire | return toward sim- I turos Ohat sho’ Bl ' ibis I tendency are A basque coats, habit coats, three-quarter a’*)® coats, the short MJtjm min walking and the de £&' 1 • cline of the shaped rhlfl flounce. There is a if? viii imK fancy for the use jT- of two materials, ii one rough, one /fr fn V *4) smooth, in walking U Ffti T B°™*- Rough a Bislf ( j tweeds, friezes, f cheviots and eheek jnjU ’ :y ed materials are BwU -. ii\ very attractive in colqr and show many beautiful blend ings, particularly in browns and greens. Greens are more conspicuous than usual in sue. materials and appear very often in brown, gray or blue mixtures. There is a blue tweed with a rcr;, small green pin cheek that makes up prettily, and SAMPLES OF MANY NEW WRAPS. _.c-re arc rough browns shot with threads of dull blue and orange that are attrac tive in tailor gowns. Suede leathers are an accessory on many new tailor gowns. The leathers are found in almost any color and are used in bands, pipings and for cuffs, collars and belts. They make pretty waistcoats, too. Suede coats made over frieze skirts art a stylish novelty. Belts and pipings of vivid orange leather are shown on some dark wools, on which they are the oaly high color. Finish of bright 'Stitched silk furnishes the needed dash of contrasting color in other gowns. Thus in the gown of this initial picture, which was green tweed shot with white, the collar and tabs were red taffeta stitched in white and finished with pearl buttons. All walking skirts are unlined. Circu lar skirts have disappeared. The gored skirt with flare below the knees and heavy stitching or strapping is fashiona ble, but the pleated skirt is the newer model and seems to be the coming sort. It appears in side or kilt pleats and in veTy broad, shallow box-pleuis stitched down to below the knees and then left to flare. These skirts are very hard to shape and fit smoothly over the hips. Some are made with a closely fitted plain hip yoke to which the pleated skirt is attached. AA’ith these are seen the modi fied Norfolk jacket and the loose blouse coat with basque, especially for outing suits, where they are preferable to etons or bolero jackets. All skirts are a trifle shorter than last season, while those for house and evening have sweeping trains. Much diversity in wraps is indicated for fall and winter, but long and rhree quarter coats are so richly finished nnd are altogether so handsome, that they probably will dominate. Light cloths ami fancy silks are used for these coats, and many handsome velvet oonts are seen. They are more elaborate.y trimmed than in former seasons, hang looser all around and have immense bell sleeves or huge puffs. Stole ends and fancy collars adorn many to be used for evening and car riage wear this winter. Black velvet makes up stunningly trimmed with gold or silver embroidery and heavy ecru lace. Moire is greatly liked and looks well OF MIRROR VELVET AND LIBERTY SATIN. when trimmed with henry cream lace and black or bright colored relret. Change able silk is used for short coats with a trimming of guipure. Newmarket coats promise to be stylish, and the favored colors are red and scar let. Loose mantle coats are seen. too. Some close fitting short coats baTe shoul der capes that dip to a point at the back. The aho aider portion of the cape is bat toned back to gire a hood effect. Beside* all these coats there will be more capes than hare been worn recently. A large share of these outer garments hare a look of novelty, so the array of them now in the silver gray moire, hangin? fed t.i cat away in front, with a gray velvet collar; a km* white broadcloth cloak trimmed with silver embroidery and rose pink velvet, and an odd short coat of gray moire with cape collar and trim ming of peach pink rose ruehiugs^ Mirror velvet, almost as tine 4nd soft as crepe, is oue of the season's very hand some materials. It is pushing panne to the wall, a ad small won tier, when its , ed- It will be used for almost everything— and evening gowns. In the light shades it is, perhaps, at its best. Silvery shot effects in peach pink, blue, nile green, roue pink are lovely, and in combination with rich lace and trailing silver embroid ery will be rivals of sheer transparent fabrics. Swisses. mousselines. are also to be combined with velvet. Silvery g;een mirror velvet. about the prettiest shade of all, was the material of the left-hand gown of to-day’s third picture. It hid pipings and revers of black and white striped si!k, and was embroidered in gold. Peach pink, named as handsome for this velvet, is in general favor, and is much used in liberty satin for house dresses, with laee and chiffon trimmings. Delicate blues are liked for house dresses, too. A blue liberty satin gown is shown here. Its fichu draping of white chantilly was caught at the waist with a black velvet bow, aud its shield was smocked white chiffon. Empire models in sarin and vel vet are very swagger for evening aud house wear. New fall skirts are rather striking ’n coloring. Striped weaves have seve al colors, as a rule, the stripes both wide and narrow. Flowered silks are pretty, some with such large, sprawling patterns as to remind one of D ily Yarden. Dres den designs are to be .Slish. Silks are a little heavier in texture and have a soft, satiny appearance. New laces are very heavy and come in cream, white, ecru and black. AVoolen laces are to be worn considerably, ar.d these are tinted to match the gown. Finer laces, such as Chantilly, Valenciennes, meehliu and maltese, will hi used on transparent materials for evening. A deep coffee tint iu heavy lace is about the best liked shade, black coming noxL Black looks well trimmed with this coffee shade. Fashion Notes. Skirts and entire garments of accordion plaited silk are among the novelties. The ecru shades of lace are particularly smart. Coffee lace draped over a pale green underdress is anew combination. Tarnsparent wash and wool gowns made late in the season may be used for dinner gowns until very late in the fall. The kilted skirt clearing the ground is a favored style for pedestrian suits and another is the skirt made in side plaits all around and flaring at the bottom. In the new silk and linen handkerchiefs for women the most attractive are in shades of lavender, with dots or stripes in white. Anew feature of the Louis coat is the belt, which is placed at the back, sometimes coming all around and fast ening in front with a handsome buckle. An interesting fob is in the form of an old silver coin with an old tavern upon it and an old fashioned coach and four, the latter in enamel, yellow and blue. In white mitts, more effective than the finer ones are those made of a coarse net with a pattern running through part of it. Laee mitts they eall them, as well as those made of the fine Chantilly, but they are inexpensive. White felt hats with wide brims and round crown* are submitted for traveling. White surah and quills give the trim ming. though white feathers may be used instead of quills. The latter are shaded from black aud white to pure while. Flower hats are not in as good standing as early in the season. Blackberries in delicate green, a rich rt 1 and deep black are the latest fruit trimming. They are worn in wreath effect on detd white straw. Yokes appear on many walsta and are either shirred, tacked, plaited or hands of bias folds of g-ods held together with herringbone >r feather stitching. Slterrt are larger than early in the season and are trimmed freely. Many handsome waists button down the back, which al lows of generous trimming for the front. Lace collars are made to wear with the plain blouses of thin siik and sheer goods, a.-.d there are cuffs to match. Irish lace is much employed for this purpose. The ' collars extend to the shoulder* and raw •ivwa to the warn; line u. front. ROSE BEGINS BATTLE. BADGER CAMPAIGN OPENS AT FOND DU l AC. La I'ollctte's Methods Shown to Be Ruining State - Weakness of Republi can Blank ou Primary Law—Machine Supported ly Raids on Treasury. David S. Rose, candidate for Governor on the Democratic ticket, opened what promises to bo the fiercest campaign in \\ isconsin polities in Fond du Lac when he delivered his first speech to an audi ence of more than 1.000 people. Mayor Lose ill his address in Fond du Lac whic h marked the beginning of the cam paign. outlined the plans the Democratic party intended to pursue to conquer the Republican faction. Mayor Rose laid particular stress upon the revolt within the Republican lines and said the victory of the Democrats was made mote than possible on that account. He spoke at some length upon taxation and stated that a radical change for the better could only be obtained by the election of the Democratic ticket without departure from the candidates for the State offices. Sees State in Turmoil. He said in part: "For four years I have been Governor over one-seventh of the entire people of AN isconsin. and those whose interests I have represented have by their repeated indorsements at the jkills expressed their approbation of my admipstvation of their affairs, "Mr. La Follette first came into public notice as an aspirant for gubernatorial honors in the character of an opponent to the old Republican organization. lie stood as the avowed antagonist of Spoon er, Payne, Pfister and Sawyer, the ac knowledged leaders of the old regime. “His arraignment of those who opposed him grew more severe with passing time until at last a breach was opened which seemed unfathomable and impossible to bridge, but secretly, cunningly and shame fully he conspired with those he pro fessed to hate, and by intrigue and du plicity he oomplotted with those whom his followers believed to be their enemies to secure nomination without opposition. “The jila t form adopted by the La Fol lette convention contains two distinct nnd leading features. The first is a declara tion that all candidates for State and county offices he nominated at a primary election by a direct vote. "The second a demand for the enact ment of laws to conq>tl each individual and every corporation within the State to bear a justly proportionate share of the burden of taxation. "The question of the advisability of adopting a primary election system is one Which has been made important through the factional contest of the opposition. AA'hat sort of a primary election law docs Mr. La Follette want? He stauds com mitted to a system of primary election with every detail minutely workeil out and all embodied in the Stevens primary election bill considered by the last Leg islature.” Attacks the Stevens Bill. Mr. Rose then reviewed the history of the Stevens primary election bill ami the Hagemeistei substitute, the latter having been passed by the Legislature and ve toed by the Governor. "I specify the following objections,” continued the speaker, “each of which 1 esteem to be of sufficient importance to justify the defeat of the Stevens bill: “The cost of a primary election conduct ed in conformity with the provisions of a Stevens bill would be enormous. It would approximate SIOO,OOO iu the State for an election. “It would make it possible to have fif'y candidates for every office upon the pri mary election ballot. “A plurality would be substituted in place of a majority in expressing the will of the people. “The right to adopt State platforms is taken away from the people and vested in the candidates. “The right to make the congressional platforms is vested in the congressional committee. “Two of these objections I regard as of utmost importance to the general wel fare. The first is that by this system a meager plurality may he employed instead of a majority in making nominations. “But the second and the most vital ob jection is that by the Stevens bill the right tx> make platforms is taken away from the people. Lands Old-Fashioned Method. "For tny part, I believe that no system will ever be adopted which will consti tute an improvement upon the old fash ioned method. “The platform upon which I was nom inated and upon which I stand expresses the position of the party I represent upon ail questions of public concern clearly and without equivocation. Should we be called upon to act in the enlarged sphere ■ for which we have l>een nominated we will return to the old conservative, safe and progressive methods which have characterized the government of our State from the moment of her admission into h tat* hood until the hour when the reins were committed to the hands of n dreamer, a theorist and a political dic tator.” This and That. There are few songs that flatter the sharper. Every brave man is a man of his word.—Corneille. Everyone can master a grief but b that has It.—Shakespeare. The larger the income the harder it Is to live within IL—Whately. “Ignorance is the mother of Impu dence;” no father is named. All beet-sugar factories In Denmark are under one management Frauds will creep Into money and churches of all denominations. Nearly 4,000,000 acres of land are Irri gated by farmers in Colorado. Nothing Is more friendly to a man than a friend in need.—Plautus. The deepest mining shaft Is at Priz dram. In Bohemia. 3,280 feet deep. When a man says he has a stand In be doesn’t mean he has his foot In It The French army costs every year 075.000,000 francs; the navy 200,000,000. There are 5,189.000 Hebrews in Rus sia. according to the late census re turns. Only 486 words are contained In the Nicaragua canal bill passed by thes House. The Spanish army costs 142,000,000 pesetas a year. Twenty-five pesetas equal $5. The spring and autumn maneuvers of the European armfes cost annually over $10,000,000. The highest mine in the world Is s tin mine at Ororo, Bolivia. 14,000 feel above the sea- Tbe Paris municipal council will shortly be asked to name a street after Richard Wagner. It is estimated that the world's can non has cost tne world’s taxpayers a little over S4O 000.000. A barrel of herrings contains , . English measure; but Norwegians pack only 500 to the barrel. According to assurance statistics, tee totalers may expect seventeen yeard more life than drinkers. In 1879 one person in each 7.403,100 carried by British railways was killed, i In I*4*6 only ©<• iti every 190,667.935. During the Mexican war the United States put 90.109 men in the field, of i wbosa 7,780 died of wounds or disease. BANDITS IN OFFICE. FATTENED ON ST. LOUIS MUNI CIPAL CORRUPTION. "Combine'’ of 19 Members* Mho, Ac cording to th-s Confession of One of Their Xutuber, Made Upwards of $113,000 b} Their A'ort-s. The exposures made by John I\. Mur rell, former Speaker of the St. lamis House of Delegates, iu his recent eonfea §for years that com munity has been the victim of as eor fice holding bandits as ever contributed Tammany Hall or fattened financially Philadelphia. Mnr * there was a combi- J. K, MiURt.LL s ion indicate that ration in the House of Delegates whose purikose was to control legislation and sell votes for the benefit of the members. This, he says, they did. their profits at tue expense of the people amounting to nior> than $125,000. All their acts have not been made public, but from what is know t it is safe to predict that prison gjtes will swing open soon for men who have long been influential in St. Louis politics aud who are willing to part .th hotter in return for riches. Nineteen MAYOR HOLLA WKt I.S. men are include! 1 In the gang of corrup tionists, most of whom have been ar rested, and some permitted to git on heavy bail icing furnished. The tr al of the cases will be extremely sensational. The first known of the lioodling, the whole truth of which is now out, was last December, wlu-n the grand jury found indictments against certain law sons for bribery in connection with the granting of street railroad franchises. Mumdl was one of these, and to escape arrest, he fled to Mexico. The official* aud the newspapers kept up a still hunt anil Murrell was forced to return to the city a few days n go. known the details F' of the conspiracy, his confession being made to Circuit A*- Hi S|*K H torney Folk. He JC declared that he A was less guilty than g r other-! by whom he Jr Übr J , was jeing made a 'L catapaw and that If v*/ J while in exile he suffered agonies of AXXOKNKV roT . K . mind which In* could not longer endure. He was, so he declares, one of the rnemticrs of a “com bine*” composed ot nineteen men who belonged to the House of Delegates. This “combine” held frequent meetings in the room adjoining the House of Delegates chamber, anil then most of their schemes to get money for votes were concocted. Oue of the schemes wns to make a deal with the Suburban railway. This com pany wanted a franchise and Murrell was selected, according to his eoufession, to negotiate with Philip Stock, the repre sentative of the Railway Company, as to the best price the combine could get for (ts votes. Finally he says, an agree ment was reached and $75,000 was de posited in the box of the Lincoln Trust Company and the key was placed in Mur rell's hands. The money, he confersea, was to be divided when the bill passed and was signed by the* Mayor. The sub sequent operations in connection with this deni are not mud • public, except that the franchise was granted. Murrell declares that shortly before the Suburban bill passed, he "combine” cold their votes on the lighting bills for $47,- 500, each member >f tin- gang receiving $2,500. This money, he alleges, wna turned over to the t ever al persons in the ‘combine’’ at the house of another “combine” member. The self confessed boodler further assort!; that the lighting and street railroad affairs were only two instances of bribery' on the part of the mpfi woo controlled the action of the House of Delegates. Ex Speaker of the House of Delegates AA'i.lUni M. 'J'.iiiiM; n. who iio IGett in Cleveland since Circuit Attorney Folk begun his crusade, has returned, .under arrest, to St. Louis. Before being placed in a cell Tatnblyn asked to see Mr.: Folk. His intention was to tell all he knew about the doings of the combine ;a the House of Delegate*, but he finally de cided not to say anything at thi i time, for the circuit attorney told Tambiyn that if he desir<*d to make any statement about natters that were being investi gated, hv* must do ** voluntarily Without hope of clemency. Mr. Folk said that he had all the evidence he needed to con vict the members of the house combine. ODD FELLOWS IN SESSION. Sovcrrign Grand Meet* at Dm Moines, lowa. AA’ith upecial trains arriving from all part* o 4 the country and the attendance having already reached 30.0U0. the seven ty-eighth annual s -t on of the sovereign grand lodge of Odd Fallows wns formally welcoraeC to Des Moines Monday morn ing by Gov. A. B. Cummins and Mayor Bren Km in a public session in the new auditorium. Addresses were made by M. Newman of Des Moines, grand mas ter of Iowa; J. C. Mil iman of AA’oodbine, grand patriarch; Mi * Ida Aan Horn, president of the lowa Ilebekah assem bly. and Maj. Gen. M. A. Raney, lowa depart-neit commander of the Patriarch* Militant. The response was made by A. C. Cable of Covington, Ohio, grand sire. Upon the conclusion of the welcoming exercises :be sovereign grand lodge was formally called to order. The report of the greind sire, which wns submitted, in dicated that there were >27 grand lodge* established, of which six were in foreign countries. The total number of subordi nate !odg(* is 12.792 and subordinate en campment* 2,780, The entire member* ship of the order reach** 1.002.272. Dur ing the year there were 99.393 initiation* in the subordinate ioeges and including those initiated in other branches the total reached 185,845. The amount o' relief disbursed was $3,- 938,789138, an increase of S2OB/(93.08. The financial statement show*: Reve nues from all branch *. $ 10,8121,97(>.G(5, increase UVW. 025.19; expenses, SB/&*>,- 195.31, increase $436.358.-J3: surplus rev enue-. i *5.35; *oves*el funis. 1G9,- 952.769.J18, increase $12ftJ.W1.24 The report says that %.u<n 1830 there have been ‘i544,12D laetni/-r* initiated into the so. ordinate lodge, 2.505.907 members relieved. 256,606 widowed (nni lies relieved. 252.354 n ember* died. To tal relic*. B 11*2.665.214.17 total revenue, $240,431,422.21. Patronise those who ad vertigo.