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THE BIG-FISTED MAN.
Oh. fccrc’s to th<? man with a hand like a ban, And a Set just as big as his heart; Tm Lks big. manly chap, be he banker or drudge. CNrking railroads or driving a cart; To. tb( man who looks steadily straight A your eyes And gives you a grip like a vise— •tads men as decided long since, once for an. That they'd rather be men than be ■nice. Me may have a skull like the crest of the earth. And a jaw like the Terrible Turk; Hm hands may have spread on the helvo fa pick. Or at some other menial work; Bud has heart you'll find good as a nugget •f geld, had Twill always be faithful to you—- Then here’s to the man with a hand like a ham And a soul that is loyal and true. Be may not be versed in the dining room's ways. He may never have donned a dress •ait. Bat he will stand fast while you’re true to your trust; Temr honor he’ll never dispute. Bter he’s just the friend that will tight to the end. Till there’s no further use to resist—- Cod Mess him, this man with the hand like a ham. And a heart just as big as his fist. —lam Angeles Herald. HER BLUNDER % €ABOLYN VERXET was of that order of women to whom their admirers are wont to apply such adjectives as “regal.” “magnificent,” "j—yxlaJ-'* Many lovers sought to win her, and maamj were disappointed when rumor arnnooDced her engagement to young Prank Ueade. Th be sure, Frank was handsome as a Prince and brilliant as to wit and tSaJaenta, was poor, hadn't even "expee- EwtAsns." Karty orphaned of both his parents, be wan educated for the law by ft rich wade, who made it understood that maid education was all he meant to give Fiaak. Hitt presumptive heir was another negdtew, Frank's cousin. W-U. these considerations had their weight with Miss Vernet, and she had laraiou**! liefore accepting the young tmrmyrr. brut his attraction of mind and pram proved too much for her world far wisdom, and it was an engagement. 4Jte|y lie stipulated that it should be m more until Frank should have suffi cient income to support her in good mtstr. Of cohrse, Frank must needs go av to seek his fortune. He went to Kurope. There was a tender parting Between the lovers, at which Carolyn was tearful and ’despondent, Frank brave nnd hopeful ■“■Don't think of my absence, denrest,” tee- aged cheerfully. “Think of the time when I shall return with a for tine to offer you.” “Brtnra when you will, Frank,” sob bed Carolyn, “you shall find me true. I writ wait for you faithfully.” Wank Ueade went to Europe, and fter a month Carolyn was inconsolable. t However, this did not last long, and mi Uh* end of a month Carolyn had so But wcwveml from her grief as to ac orfit an invitation to Mrs. De Smith's At that soiree she tnet Albert Ileade, Oat fortunate cousin of Frank's. JMte. Brnde was a rather good-looking yoag man. She saw at once that he vm destined to become her adorer. Be vifrr he was Frank’s cousin—reason why she should like him. SUM she did not speak to him of Shrank; neither did Mr. Ueade allude to baa cousin. but Albert was ignorant of kites Vemet’s engagement to Frank. He began from their first meeting to dtewate himself to her, and Miss Vernet, net being blind, especially to such nt te’txK. did not mistake it, yet she Bd not discourage him. Atei when occasionally she heard maw comment from “society” not flat aersng to her constancy she said ludig murty: TK course she must go about with mnwe one, and who could be a more pooler escort thnu Frank’s cousin?” So sbe continued to “go about” with ABkv< Ueade. Of course, you see the ii Carolyn loved Frank. Under At fascination of his presence she had ysdMi-d her selflshnis, but now that tee was gone, worldlluess had resumed Bbn ms ay. and ambition began to sug jpeat that Albert was a better match ttooo Frank. “Society.” that astute and oonsider ate body, lad long foreseen the event nut was not in the least surprised wlm Miss Vernet authorised the in- Saraatiou that she was soon to marry Albert Ueade, and society thought it a wiUf proceeding. And Carolyn married Albert Ueade. They went to lire with Uncle Jenkins. ■ tei gave the bride a set of diamonds asrf did the handsome thing generally. mtmi socaebodr was good enough to send ps Frank in Europe a paper containing Step marriage not oe. What a crushing tritew to all his Lopes that notice was ter never told any one. He did not re- Sora home, and society was left to for grt r remember him as it would. It cteoee to remember him. for Caro itym. .-idiag <w a ferryboat about two pssurs after her marriage, heard a lady nad gentleman at ber side conversing an follows: “t Marla told you about her rrirwd Frank Ueade's good fortune?” qpsrriod tin* lady. “No. What nbont him? I under nsnod that he was rather unfortunate at u' time.” “Van mean abent his engagement to tbdU hflss- - Vincent, was It—l suppose. T. tee did take her iniMnstancy bad fe. Maria says. They say she was a jml beauty, and men are silly about a pretty face—begging your pardon. “tiranted.” laughed the gentleman. -BramvO.” “WeU. you know, as soon as he was swfety out of the way she married a rate man. some relation to Frank Mvnde. I believe.*' “Uws; I have heard all about that.” ““181l now conies the sequel. Frank scat to Switzerland on some wild tet-nrr chase, and while there saved the ■te mt a certain rich, benevolent. ehild teoo gentleman. Well, the benevolent oM gewtieraan insisted on taking his 3rw young preserver home to En- with hint. Then he adopted him. mad now be has capped the climax by ifrim And leaving his immense fortune ■temmu'iiocally to Frank. Now. won’t Vlmt tee a bitter pill to the faithless Gteiwiyn beard to more, but she had Award enough. and later the story had fftmmvr i' confirmation. It was a hitter UNITED STATES MARINE HOSPITAL AT CHICAGO. " * 11 - ' THE MARINE HOSPITAL, AT CHICAGO. Uncle Sam ?area well for the sailors woo pursue their calling under die Hag of the United States. And not only does he look after the old “boys” who fought the flag's battle*, but those of the merchant marine are cared for with equal tenderness. For more than a ivntury the United States government has maintained a hospital service and afforded asylums for aick and disabled marin ers. From a service established in 1798 and consisting of a few employee nnd one building has grown a chain of jierfectly appointed hospitals. There are two distinct branch^*—the nary, or righting force, and the merchant, or commercial fleets. Of twenty such hospitals devoted to the latter, Chicago has the principal one. The United States marine hospital in the northern suburb of Chicago, on the shore of Lake Michigan, is the best appointed, best equipped and best suited of any similar institution In the country. Here any seaman who can show a certifi cate proving service on a vessel Uying the American flag for sixty days previous to application may. if ill. obtain admission. Or, if even after only one day’s service aboard a vessel flying the Stars nnd Stripes he is injured in his line of duty he is entitled to care and treatment. It is not a home, in the sense that one may enter and remain there indefinitely. When the inmate reqnires no further medi cal treatment he must leave. Other places are provided for aged and iutirm sea men, but these hospitals are for invalids. The doors of these institutions are not closed to men of foreign vessels, either. Here are received seamen and officers of foreign ships, also of the revenue cutter nnd life-saving service and the allied branches of the navy, where provision is not made for their care elsewhere. There are treated annually in the marine hospital service over 50,000 cases. These dispensaries are maintained in all sea and lake port towns of any sire throughout the country. The structure in question is the second of its kind built in Chicago. It was completed in 1873 at a cost of over 8430,000. The sandstone building is about 300 feet long, 100 feet deep and three stories high. Since its completion a modem operating apmhitheater has been added at a cost of SIO,OOO. Further additions of a laundry, stables, isolation ward nnd disinfecting chambers have been made costing $35,000. The average expense to the government for maintaining the mnrine hospital in Chicago is about 525.000 annually. Including the down-town dispensary where “out relief’ is afforded about 3,000 patients are cared for every year. pill to her. But the worst was not yet. In the course of nature Uncle Jen kins died and was buried, and his law yer came to read ,ne will to the heir presumptive. With serene satisfaction Mr. and Mrs. Ueade listened to *he following: “I give and bequeath to my nephew, Albert Ueade, all the property of which l die possessed, amounting ” Here the lawyer paused to wipe his spectacles. “Amounting to $5,000, invested in— etc. That was all. I ucle Jenkins’ appar ent wealth had been all a sham, and Carolyn had sold herself for $5,000! She had lost not only a true, loving heart, but whp.t was of more value—a princely fortune.—Chicago Tribune. FATHER OF THE TRUSTS. The Great Busitie-.is Venture* Organ ized by Charles R. Flint. One of the most active men In the business life of New York Is Charles It. Flint, who is generally known as the “father of the S trusts,” and the perform ance of whose yacht, the Arrow, in travel ing at the rate of over forty- four miles an hour, has brought him Into temporary promln- Mr. Flint Is one of the few holders cuaules H. flint of prent fortunes in the United States who has drawn nearly all tlieir money, not from their countrymen, but from foreigners. His vast fortune has been accumulated al most wholly in the South American trade. He is also one of the few Amer ican millionaires whose efforts to ac cumulate money have not wrecked his health. This Is very largely due to the constant care of his wife. It Is Mrs. Flint, not his business associates, who dictates his hours of labor, recre ation and rest. She decides how long he may remain in his office, what and when he must eat how long and in what way he shall play, and when and how long lie shall sleep. Their social acquaintance Is. of course, very large, but such merry-making as they attend must liegiu and end early in the even ing. It is said that Mr. Flint is never outside his own home later than 10 o'clock at night. Mr. Flint is a prod uct of Maine, laving been born at Tboniaston In 1850. A WOMAN MINER S PLUCK. Works Herself at the Hard and Dan* ICC runs Toil. A story comes from Arizona which shows what can be accomplished by the energy and determination which often lies beneath the fair exterior of a woman’s frame. Mrs. John Kay lives near Kiugman, Ariz. She has a hus band and a family of children. Her husband Is a hard working man. but his earnings barely suffice for the dally necessities of the 'amlly. and several years ago she decid'd that she would engage in mining for herself. She had no money to pay for the development of her claim, but she had THE OLDEST THRONE IN EUROPE. . _________ 1 ' -T*—'^3 What is prolvabty the oldest throne in Europe has jnst been discovered a:id laid bare. This remarkable and surprising find was accomplished by the British archaeologist and explorer, Arthur Evans, at Knossos, on the island of Crete, The main feat are cf his last season’s vro-k was the uncovering of the original gypsum throne used by King Minos in h.a great palace, now being excavated. \iinos, as will be remembered, was the sou of Zeus, the first law-giver of Greece, who is styled the Cretan Moses, who every tine years repaired to the care of Zeus and received from the immortal god of the mountains the laws fee fcls people. Here from the gypsum throne more than 4,000 years ago King Minos read his laws to his sub, ,; ?cts. The most interesting of all the chambers exposed was the spacious throne- room. The walls were elaborately decorated with fresco*a, which hare established anew epoch in the history of painting for that early period, as little of the kind, even of the classical Greek antiquity has been hith erto known earlier than the Pompeiian series.- The colors were almost as brilliant as when laid down more than 4,000 years ago. Bound the walls of the throne-room were found low stone benches, and between these, separated by a small interval and raised on a stone base, stood the gross gypsum throne, with a high back and colored with decorated designs. Its lower part was adorned with a curiously carved arch, with eroteheted ings, showing ;iu extraordinary anticipation of some most characteristic of tiothic architecture. Here truly was the council chamber of King laioos and his nover fgr july. It may be said t cud ay that the youngest of European ruler* tPrince George) a* high cea nuasioaer of Greta has in his dominion* the eUeM throne in Europe. a pair of tender, but willing, hands and arms, and did not hesitate to sacrifice their beauty and mar their fair propor tions in the effort to provide a future for her family. She took the drill and hammer in her own hands, and, with infinite patience, wrought the holes In the rock, says Ores and Metals. She cut the fust bit the cap, tamped the charge, went back into the smoke to look for results, and wheeled out the muck, and kept up this work for years. Progress was slow, for she washed and baked and made and hemmed for her children, but there was no thought of failure lu her mind, and no dream of rest until it had been earned. A few weeks since her reward cama As she went Into the tunnel after a round of shots slie found big chunks of ore literally plastered with horn and native silver, assays running at high as $3,000 to the ton. The vein is opened and is rich, and now she Is superin tending with a force of men taking out wealth for her.—Washington T|mes. WILL TEACH LONDONERS. American to Show Britons How We Fight Fires in Our Cities. Londoners are to learn the American and modern method of fighting fire. An invitation has been extended to George C. Hale. former fire chief of Kansas City, Mo.. jgtfßA to demonstrate the HHHEgjggfgr* American method of tire fighting and next May Mr. Hale v will begin liis les J| * sous in London. For tblr t y -one I years he has serv- OEOKUE c UAEE . ed in the fire de partment of Kansas City, and twenty one of those years he acted In the ca pacity of chief. At the Paris exposi tion he bad a picked squad o£ Ameri can fire ?,ghters under him and their exhibitions of daring and skill were the wonder of Europeans. Mr. Hale is the Inventor of the water tower and of the spring harness, both of which are In general use In America and which are beginning to be adopted in European cities. Under bis direction the fire department of Kansas City was recognized as the best in the world. Steaks in Rubber Pockets. Waiters at a fashionable summer re sort hotel were recently found to have supplied their working jacket with in side rubber pockets. luto these they would slip choice viands from the kitchen, which they would then serve to customers and the proceeds went into their own pockets. Every rubber pocketed man was of course dis charged, and the familiar cry of “Rub ber!” at that hotel now would create a panic. And tbe Stars Winked. ‘You say the eveniug wore ou. What did it wear?” “Why, tbe close of day, of course.”— London Answers. Never think so much of a dime that you lose half a dollar’s worth of peace of mind worrying over one that is lost I DIGNIFIED DISCUSSION. National Committeeman Rvan J Speaks on State and Na tional Issues. TAXES ArFoN THE INCREASE. La Pollette’s Re-election Would be a Ca lamity—His Administration Has Fomented Confusion. One of the most thought exciting speeches of the campaign in Wisconsin was delivered at Burlington Tuesday evening by Timothy E. Ryan, national committeeman from Wisconsin, in sup port of the state ticket. It was an in telligent discussion and presented nation al and state issues squarely, honestly and forcibly. The following are a few of the re marks, taken at random from the speech of Mr. Ryan, and serve to indicate its general character as one of the strongest vote makers of the campaign: “The cardinal principle of Democracy is well understood by every student of Democratic principles to be ‘equal rights to all and special privileges to none.’ ” * * * “The history of the Republican party proves that that party practices ‘equal rights to some and special privileges to many.’ ” * * * “The Democrats early in the history of the tariff question argued that a high protective tariff would result in breeding and creating trusts and mouopolies that would become so gigantic us to be a men ace to the country.” * • * “If he (La Follette) had the ability to lead men by appealing to their judgment, instead of trying to drive them to do just as he wanted them to do, regardless of how they themselves felt upon'the ques tions. I believe a large portion of the friction that existed in the last Legisla ture could have been avoided.” * * * “The Democratic party takes the posi tion that no mercy nor consideration should be shown to any combination of capital that takes advantage of the pro tective tariff to mulct American consum ers.” * * * “We have had a succession of five or six good crops in our great grain-growing sections and a like number of crop fail ures iu many foreign countries. * * * Good crops, or bad crops, are uot the re sult of a high tariff.” * * * “■The theory of primary election (Gov. La Follette’s pet scheme) can be said with perhaps some propriety to be Dem ocratic, because it is claimed that it means the placing of the power of gov ernment iu the hands of the people." * * * “I can well conceive how a primary election experiment might be tried in mu nicipal and county affairs; but when you undertake to extend beyond that.” • * * _ “Why should onr manufacturers be aided by our lnws to charge our citizens more for the same goods than they do to foreigners.” * * • “Examination of the expenditures made by thp different departments of the state it will he found that our expense account, in almost every direction, is constantly increasing. Our taxes are growing greater all the time.” * * * “For the business interests of this great commonwealth a change in the management of state affairs should be made.” * • * The Tariff Question. Of the tariff Mr. Ryan said: The Republican party has just as per sistcnly advoented a high protective tariff, regardless of the amount of reve nue derived from the same, under many a pretext. First it was said by protec tionists that a protective tariff was neces sary to protect: infant industries from competition with foreign countries. Whet) that argument failed to convince they justified a high protective tariff under th“ excuse of protecting the American labor er from the pauper labor of Europe. We can all remember with what confidence, as well as audacity, we were told that it could make no difference to the American people how high a /tariff was established by this country, because the foreigner paid the tax and not the American. These questions have been so thorough ly threshed over in the past quarter of a century by both parties that it seems al most unnecessary to enter into any lengthy discussion of them at this time. The tariff question is of so much im portance. however, that you will pardon me if I call your attention to some facts connected with it that you have heard over and over again in different cam paigns. The Democrats early in the history of the tariff question argued that a high protective tariff would result in breeding and eroding trusts nnd monopolies that would become so gigantic as to be a menace to the country. These infant in dustries, which the Republican protec tionists claim to be protecting, have now grown so strong as to invade the world, and are at present looking to attain oom mereial supremacy. Do not the Ameri can people ask themselves why they alone should lie unfavored by world com petition? The study of the manner in which these infant industries protected for so many vears by the tariff laws of this country show their gratitude to their protector is quite interesting. I cannot take the time to call your attention to the difference between the home price of many of the articles manufactured by these so-called infant industries ns com pared with the export price: 1 will, how ever. call attention to a few of the articles which are sold abroad at a great ly reduced price compared to what they are *ol<l for to the consumer at home, consisting of numerous agricultural im plements and tools, of kitchen utensils and household goods, cniqienter tools, etc. It will be seen that the domestic E rices usually exceed the foreign prices y front 10 to 25 per cent., and as high as 100 per cent, in some cases. Cnlti selling at home for sll, sell abroad for $8.40. Citizens Should be First. Why should our manufacturers be aid ed by our laws to charge onr citizens more for the same goods than they do to foreigners? Upon this question let me give you some admissions from govern ment publications in 1900. We find in a government publication the report of the bureau of statistics, commerce and fi nance. for 1900. undoubted Republican auspices, a large number of statements and confessions. We are informed, for instance, that the progress of work on shipbuilding in the United States has been retarded because makers of steel materials required a higher price from the American consumers than from the foreign consumers for substantially simi lar products. Also in addition to this that American export plat makers are interested in preventing the establishing of plate manufactories atnoug taeir cus tomer nations abroad and to that end bid low enongh in foreign markets to discourage foreign nations from entering the field for producing their owd plate at home. The same authority contends that this policy is short sighted and shows how it has resulted in curtailing the home demand. Up to April. 1900, it had resnlted in a Terx positive shrinkage in domestic consumption. Farmers bad ceased to parch.■ sc wire for fences: retail dealers had complained for months oa account of the ainiißiSui. sale of wire and nails: jobbers had gotten in the way of doing a hand to month business on nrices that had advanced frm $1.35 to $3.20 in the coarse of a year. Farmer’s Wife Handicapped. The wife of the American fanner is compelled to use a sewing machine in her home, produced by an American fac tory, which costs nearly twice as much | a* the same machine sold the housewife of Mc-.ico or South America. The Amer ican tanner must pay more for the plow manufactured in bis own country, out of raw material furnished by his own country, than the Russian peasant has to pay for the same plow. We now hare combinations covering almost everything from sugar and lead to brooms, soap and coffins. No Mercy to Corporations. The Democratic party takes the posi tion that no mercy nor consideration should be shown to any combination of capital that takes advantage of the pro tective tariff to mulct American consum ers. What is imperatively required is a revision of the tariff, such as will modify the rates and place upon the free list all foreign goods that are the subject of domestic monopoly. The much talked of trust question is one of great importance to the American people. How to regulate and how to control the great combinations known as trusts is the topic of the hour. The Democratic party does not offer tariff reform as a complete remedy for this troublesome question. We do claim however, that if all trust-made articles were placed upon the free list it would destroy a great advantage that the trusts have over the small competitor and the consumer. Republicans Not in Earnest. It is amusing to hear the charge made by Republicans in high station that the Republican party has a much better rec ord on the trust question than the Demo cratic party, and the only explanation at tempted to be made of that charge is that it is claimed that in the second last Congress it was proposed by the Repub lican party to subum an amendment to the federal constitution which would au thorize the federal government to control the trusts, and that by Democratic votes it was defeated. The well-known fact of the matter is that the Republican par ty as a makeshift and as a campaign dodge, during the last days of that Con gress, did submit such a proposition when they knew full well that the reso lution would die a natural death, and that if it did not, it would take from three' to four years before it could be rati fied by the states in the manner provided by law. They forget to state that dur- I ing the last session of Congress the Re- j publicans had an overwhelming majority in both the House and the Senate, and ! that not one step was taken by said Congress towards passing legislation of any kind or description iu regard to reg ulating. controlling or iu any way inter fering with the trusts. When the Republican party and a Re publican President announce their oppo sition to tho trusts, as a proof of their sincerity, ask them if they are willing to stand for legislation placing all articles selling abroad Cheaper than at home, upon the free list, and request a promise that a bill will be reported from the ways and means committee of the next national Congress to this effect. Laboring Man Not to Suffer. Avery much Favored argument used by protectionists against a modification of the tariff is the one that the laboring mau would suffer by a reduction of wages which would necessurily follow any interference with the tariff. It would seem ns if this argument, which has been so long and often used, would by this time be quite thoroughly under- [ stood. Who are the parties that are so much ' interested in the laboring man? Are they not the “trust barons’’ who have grown immensely wealthy under the pro tective system, who, during the discus sion of this question iu each campaign shed crocodile tears for the laboring mau? I have no doubt but what the “coal barons” who are involved in the present unfortunate so-called strike, are afraid to have the tariff modified for fear the laboring mau would suffer by any interference! Laboi Has Competition. The laboring man now thoroughly un derstands that his labor, which is the only capital that he has and the only article that he has to sell upon the mar ket of the world, is in direct competition with the labor of the world and has no direct protection under any tariff system ever adopted, and the very men who are crying in the interests of the laboring man are very ready to import the cheap est kind of pauper labor from abroad, land it in this country and put it in di rect competition with American labor. Farmers Have Been Misled. The farmers have long been misled, at least many of them, upon the question of j high protective tariff. I believe they now understand that the produce of their j farms is sold at market prices fixed in the competitive market of the* world, and 1 that the proceeds from the sale of their | produce they are compelled—under the j protective tariff system—to expend in the dearest market in the world, so it can \ justly be claimed thr' farmers of this 1 country sell their produce in the cheap**** , market of the world and take the pro- i ceeds therefrom and purchase their ne- ! cessities in the dearest market of the 1 world. It is the boast of Americans that I we are now able to undersell the people of every other nation in the markets of the world: if that is true, it cannot be j said that any other nation can undersell us. As to State Issues. Upon state issues Mr. Ryan said: Upon state issues the Democratic party has adopted a platform which clearly de fines its position upon the important questions before the people of the state of Wisconsin.. Tells of Rose’s Record. The candidates of the party for the different state officers are all well-known citizens of the state of Wisconsin, thor oughly equipped and competent to p*;r forru the duties of the respective offices for which they were placed in nomina tion. The standard bearer of the party. Mayor D. S. Rose of the city of Milwau kee. has been elected, three times iu suc cession, as mayor of the metropolis of this state, having been elected for the third time last spring by a larger ma jority than he received in the two preced ing elections. This certainly speaks wei! for Mayor Rose and justifies the claim that having acted as mayor of the city of Milwaukee for four anc’ a half years, up to the present time, and conducted the affairs of that greet metropolis to the satisfaction of the Urge business in terests of that city, that his experience as an executive officer has equipped him so that he will make a splendid governor for our commonwealth. The campaign in this state, according to Gov. La Follette, is to be fought out upon two principal issues: First, the question which has been developed sud brought forward through the partisan ship of Gov. La Follette, known as the primary election law. Second, the question of taxation in its different phases. People Tired of Party Fight. For the past five or six years Gov. la Follette has been waging war against a large element of his own nartv, accusing thst element (known t S*alwart de menti of everrthing that i> bad and cred iting them with nothing that is good. On j the other hand, the so-called Stalwart wing of the Republican party has been making ali kinds of accusations again*: i the Foiieltte wing of the party I (known as the Half-Breed.** . and so It | lias gone on until 1 am satisfied that I | express the sentiment of the business ta ; tcrests of this state when l say that the ■ people have got tired of this kind of f*>- | Utica! “dap-trap” and that they prof •* to put as*j?nd to it at the coming elec tion. If this kind of partisan warfare is permitted to go on it caunot help hut disurb our business interests and inter fere with tho progress and happiness of the people of this state. “Turn Out the Fighters.” I appeal to the great business interests of Wisconsin, aud ask as a business prop osition that it the state of Wisconsin was a business corporation, and each voter was a stockholder in said corporation, and it had such a board of directors as the last Legislature of the state of Wis consin proved to be, and it became nec essary at this time to act upon the ques tion of either choosing anew board of directors entirely by the stockholders, or the retention of *he same board of direc tors which accomplished nothing but kept up a general warfare during its term, would you not, as business men, say. “We will turn out this old belliger ent board of directors and elect anew set of meu to take charge and tunuage the affairs of the corporation.” 1 firmly be lieve that any man interested in a eor- C oration of that character would, as a usiness proposition, refuse to keep in control of the atrairs of the corporation a set of men as board of directors who could not agree upon anything and seemed to be satisfied with occupying their time in finding fault and making faces at each other. It would therefore seem that the con duct of the Republican party for the past four or five years in the state of Wisconsin has been such that it becomes the duty of the people of this state, who are more or less independent on political questions, to take a positive stand and see that men are placed in control of the affairs of this state who are willing to work harmoniously, and try to accom plish some good. All Want Equal Taxation. The question of equal taxation is one to which a great deal of attention is being paid in this campaign. It is high ly proper that this troublesome question should receive the consideration of every citizen who is interested in the welfare of the stntf of Wisconsin. It is not anew questioi It is as old as our republic. How to bring about a system of equal and just taxation has been discussed for years and years. Very impressive ap peals are being made by Gov. La Fol lette to the people of this state to stand firmly l'or equal and just taxation. Ah, but he says that the “public service corporations” of the state of Wis consin have such a control and influence over the people of this state that it is impossible to establish a system of equal and just taxation! Fcannot believe that the public service corporations can exer cise such a control ns that over our citi zenship or over the citizens that we elect to our Legislature. No Remedy Provided. The trouble has been that Gov. La Follette nor any other man, as yet, has not presented for the consideration of the people any measure which it can be said will establish absolute, equal and just taxation. If the railroad companies of the state of Wisconsin are not paying their just share of taxation we all say they should be made to do so; that same rule should also be applied to the indi vidual. But when Gov. La Follette ad vised and directed the doubling of the assessed valuation of all the real estate of the individual I cannot understand that to be any advancement towards equal and just taxation. I am sure that upon this que tion there ought to be no necessity for exciting such feeling as Gov. La Follette seems to have, judging from the expressions used in his veto messages addressed to the last Legislature, and also in the speeches that he hns already made in this campaign. A calm, cool, dispassion ate discussion of this question, along business lines, or a consideration of it in the same manner that business men would consider the important questions concerning their business affairs, would he much more advisable than the appeals that are being made to the people in tended to excite prejudice against rail roads and corporations. We must not forget lant the railroad systems of this state a re an important part of our business interests and that a large amount of the resources of this commonwealth are managed by corpora tions. We cannot nfford to establish a warfare between the people and railroad companies without some good reason therefor. Gov. La Follette’s administration seems to have been unfortunately marked with a lack of business ability and conspicuous for exciting turmoil, trouble and dissensions among the people as well as among men occupying important political positions in the state. I believe the candidates on the Demo cratic ticket to be natural lenders of men, tactful, resourceful men. who are willing to recognize the judgment -of other men and who will not attempt to place their own judgment above all others and insist that their will must rule. For that reason I believe it will be for the best interests of the state of Wisconsin that the Democratic party rhould be successful in this campaign. I do not desire to be understood as claim ing that any party should win unless it deserves to with and no party should be retained in power unless by its action it deserves to he retnined. Governor Open to Many Charges. There is the question of the appoint ment of supervisors of assessment in every county which necessitates a large expense with doubtful returns therefor. There is the new policy adopted by Gov. La Follette of the taxation of mortgages. A veto of what was known as the Frost bill introduced in the last Legislature on the grounds, as claimed by Gov. La Follette, that it was not constitutional. The shameful nnd scandalous dealing with book companies as to contributions to campaign fund in this state; all of which has been fully explained through the press. It is to be regretted that the chief executive this state' should leave himself open to have _ such charges brought against him. We must remem ber, too, that this charge was not brought against him by Democrats or by that wing of his party which is opposed to him, known as the “Stalwart. It is a charge made by some of his stanch est supporters, eminent Republicans, whose honor nnd reputation has never been questioned, and whose services to the state in the past are deserving of favorable mention. For the interest of the state of W is eousin auy impartial and unbiased man cannot help but arrive at the conclusion that the ticket nominated by the Repub lican partv in this election should lie defeated, and for the business interests of this great commonwealth a change in the management of state affairs should be made. A German Motor Novelty. A motor-wagon of a decidedly novel character is being experimenter with, among others, by the army service corps, with a view to its adaptability for a transport of military stores, etc. It is known as a Keller wagon, and is of German make. The principle is that it lays down a line of rails to travel over as it goes along. Four steel double flanged wheels about 2 feet in diameter carry the wagon, and these rest inside 7 foot circular rails, the outside surfaces of which are broad and flat. The rails arc kept in position at the sides of the wagon by two smaller flanged guide wheels across its diameter, by means of which the steering is done. As the wag on is driven along the rails revolve, thus presenting a uniform level surface for the wagon to travel over. A speed of eight miles an hour can be attained draw ing a fairly heavy trailer, the engines be ing 28-horsepower, Three large circular rails at each side of th* wagon give it the appearance of having four large wheels without spokes or axles.—Lon don Telegraph. Must Move a Whole Town. Within a few weeks the original town of I>elta. Idaho, one or the oldest niin : ing camps in the Cocnr d’Alene*, will be no more. Every building in the town has to be torn down, burned, or moved away The townsite has been pur i chased by the Beaver Creek Gold Min ing Company, which w-ill soon start to 1 dredge that portion of the creek, and it I has issued an order that every lot must be vacated. The work of removing the i town already has begun. Some of the ; buildings have been bnrued. Nearly ali the buildings were of high value at the ! time of the boom back in the M's. but i now most of them are worth but little. > Borne bouses have been ereeted recently, and -bese will likewise have to be moTed. Deaths in the United States. Tbe census * munerat'cs of vital statis tic* shows that in the census year there wwn deaths in the I nitod States to the number of LflQ6,Bfi3. Of the knowa causes of death assigned disease* of the respiratory system caused the largest mortality, then followed diseases of the nervous system. tis being followed by cons unapt ion. Shading the Stables. Where it is the custom to keep the horses and cows in the stables at night, and also for a portion of the day some provision should be made for shade as well as for keeping out nles. The plan shown in the illustration has the merit of being simple as well ns effectual. Cover the opening with fine wire net ting, placing it so that it will not inter fere with the management of the glass window from the inside. Then make a frame with light strips of lumber of the form shown, and cover it with can vas or with a strip of unbleached mus lin, bracing it at either corner as shown. This device is readily made aud will add greatly to the comfort of the animals in the stable. The A STABLE PROTECTION. same arrangement could be applied to tho window spaces of the poultry house and in such a position it would not'be necessary to use the tine wire screen for the wire netting of ordinary mesh would keep out intruders. Illinois Apple Orchard*. Emerson Babcock gives Green's Fruit Grower- information in regard to orcharding ir. Illinois as follows: An apple orchard syndicate in Clay and Richland Counties has sold the apples of Its orchards, which aggregate three hundred and twenty acres, for $11,500. This fruit is from young orchards just coming into bearing. There are one hundred and twenty acres planted with .”.300 Jonathan apple tre<s. Jonathan is highly prized for Its hardiness, pro ductiveness and the fine quality of iis fruit. The best apple orchards of Illi nois are on the southern border, em bracing seventy-five thousand acres of apple orchards, mostly planted during the past ten or twelve years. This Is the first genera) crop from these orch ards. One thousand acres of apple orchards may be seen near Flora, 111., and the trees there are heavily laden with fine fruit this season. Ren Da vis is the variety most largely grown. The problem now is to get enough la borers to harvest the fruit from such a vast acreage of apple orchards, and to secure apple barrels for such big orch ards, Three hundred and thirty car loads of empty apple barrels have re cently been shipped Into this locality, and nine large evaporators have been built near Flora, with a capacity for each of one hundred and fifty bush els of fruit per duy. A cold storage house, with a capacity of 45,000 bar rels of apples, has been built at Flora this year. For Ilrnshinir Fruit. The fruit brusher is a comparative newcomer except in California. The necessity of clean, polished oranges and the expense of brushing by hand brought it into being there. Now, brushing, which has already been a habit with some packers, is becoming A FRUIT BRUSH EH. more necessary on account of the wide spread of white fly and other insects causing smut. It is not only expensive, but difficult, to get at short notice the number of meu necessary to hand brush a car of oranges. With a brush er, it is claimed, one inaa can do tbe work of several.—Florida Agricultur ist. Value of Btnall Fruit*. Not all farmers seem to fcno v the value of small fruits to a family when grown In their own gardens. You com mence with strawberries; they continue about a month. You pick perhaps from six to twelve quarts a day. Y’ou have them on the table, If you please, at breakfast, dinner and tea, and you want little else except bread and but ter. In one way or another the family consumes about eight quarto a day, and while they last no medicines for bodily ailments are required, ns a quart of strawberries dally will generally dis pel all ordinary diseases not perman ently in the system. After strawber ries come raspberries, and they last about three weeks. Then we have blackberries, the cultivated varieties. Next currants ripen, and they remain until early grapes mature. So. taking the season through any family with half an acre of iand in a garden can grow small fruit* that make country life delightful and at the same time save hundreds of dollars lr table sup plies.—Home and Farm. Alfalfa Culture- Time -was when it was supposed that alfalfa could be grown successfully only in favored sections but it baa been demonstrated that It can be grown in nearly every Slate in the country, and It Is safe no my that in five years it will be considered ea standard as hay. Where failure has resulted In the attempt to grow alfalfa it has been due mainly to the crop be ing choked out by the weeds the first season and failing to make a stand. Tbe weeds overcome the alfal fa. and it turns yellow and finally dies. If the seed takes and antic*. a small growth, so that a stand seems assured, me may make It certain by the simple process of mowing the field two or three times during the season Ecnanmiral Pork Proluctlon. Economical pork production is based largely on the selection of good breed ing stock from year to year. Thia must be combined with Intelligent feeding. Tbe most common error is that of neglecting little pigs at time of weaning. Pigs stunted at this time of life never make profitable pork. One should handle his hogs so as to have I them ready for market h* from six to eight months, weighing at this time from 200 to 225 pounds. In spite of I the fact that, corn is frequently de nounced as a hog food, it cannot be denied that it is the best and cheapest food that is available on Western farms. Green feed, such as rape, clo ver and alfalfa, are not sufficiently used as foods for /rowing hogs. These foods not only supply nutrients that are highly important but they servo to give variety to th t ration, a factor that is very important and one that is frequently overlooked. As one writer puts It, squealing hogs are not profit able hogs.—lowa Homestead. Concentrated Food*. The real value of a farm is Us ca pacity to produce. It Is reaiiy a store house of raw materials which are man ufactured into salable products, and may contain a mine of wealth requiring out the labor to bring It to the surface. Every pound of plant food returned to the soil is an investment for the future. In addition to the gain from the feed ing stuffs purchased there are crops rich In nitrogen which draw upon the atmosphere, through the agency of minute organisms, for supplies of nitro gen, even the roots, after the crops are harvested, enriching the soil. The nitro gen-gathering plants are limited In number, but all plants have the power of deriving carbonic acid from the at mosphere, and from this comes tho fat and starch. The corn plant contains large quantities of fat nnd starch, but is deficient in mineral matter, while bran, linseed meal, cottonseed meal and middlings abound largely in the min eral elements. It will, therefore, pay the farmer to feed his corn and fodder in connection with the concentrated foods mentioned, ns he is sure to gain 1 irgely in the manure. Estimating nitro gen at 15 cents j>er pound, aud 130 pounds in a ton of 2,(X)0 pounds, the value of the nitrogen Is $10.50, and as the food also eou*ains about $3.50 worth of potash and phosphoric acid, its real value as a fertilizer Is $23. lit addition, It also contains about 100 pounds of fat and 500 pounds of starch per ton. This the farmer saves by using it as food, although a portion of the nitrogen and mineral matter is appro priated by the animals nnd sold at a higher price In the forms of milk nnd meat. — Philadelphia Record. In Place of a Silo* Not every farmer has a silo or a corn shredding machine. They cost too much for the man who has but two or three cows. Rut he can pick the ears from his corn stover aud have ; the grain ground, aud the col>, too. If he so wishes, then have the stover well cured in the field, and when he j takes it to the barn have It cut into pieces not more than a half Inch long and shorter if iiosaible. Then moisten It with w-arm water If such Is conven ient to the cow stables and cover It up to steam for twenty-four hours at least before feeding. Put on quell j cow’s ration as much and such grain as her condition calls for, aud If she does not do as well as she would ou ensilage she will do better than on dry corn stover. If obliged to wet it with cold water, It will he bettor for stand ing forty-eight hours, to germinate a little heat by fermentation. -Amer'etin Cultivator. A Handy Fodder Stack. llow best to stack corn fodder to keep and be handiest In getting at when feeding is often a question given much thought by the farmer. Thla method possesses many advantages that will recommend It above others: Set two posts twelve or sixteeu feet apart where you with the stack to be. Across from one to the other, four and a half or five feet from the ground, spike a 2 by 4. Stand the fodder against this with the butts on the ground and the smaller ends coming together at the top. There should be a space of two or three feet at the bot tom. This will give the rat, dog nnd cat an opportunity to keep the stack clear of mice. This stack will turn the rain and snow of winter, will keep dry and bright and when used will not be opened to the weather, as no stalks are left exposed by removing the top.—Farm Journal. town Hone Sate*. At the big nale of range horses at Sioux City good prices were obtained. The top figure was $60.00, .vhieh was paid for a load of good, heavy, bloeky geldings and mares of all colors. The lire ft horses ranged from SSO to s<*<>, general purpose horses from $35 to $40.00, yearlings and 2-year olds from $12.00 to s2t>, and sucking colts from s*’> to sll.—National Stoekmnn. Prevention of Fruit Rot. Asa precaution against the fruit rot of peaches all mummified fruits should be gathered and destroyed in the win ter or early spring, and at picking *~a son no decayed fruit should he allowed to remain on the trees or on the ground in the orchard, but it should be gatJi orel and burned as soon as noticed. Farm Note*. Bklmmllk for bogs and tho big profit I n it Is all the talk now Ohio Is a clover growing State. It Is also becoming an alfalfa growing State. The market for coarse flux fiber Is almost, unlimited, according to a West ern grower. A recent circular of the United States Department of Agriculture defines the laws regulating Interstate shipment of blr ljt and game. The agricultural building of the Kt. ]/>uls world’s lair Is report-d as plan ned to cover twenty-two acres an I the palace of horticulture sever, and a I alf acres. The attendant who enters rbc stable to milk a cow tilth a pipe In his mouth Is not the proper man to perform that duly. Milking should be regarded as the cleanest and most Important work on a dairy farm, as milk run only ab sorbs odors, but la I*° quickly af fected by any foreign substance. Hundreds of horse* are rmiied every jeur because they are not given water when they require it. There may be regular times for watering, but rule* cannot safely be made to govern tbe du y. On warm days, when the horses perspire freely, they give off from their bodies large quantities of moist ure. and should Ik; watered often •vwi if allowed but a small quantity at a t me. The young animal pays more than tae adult because it grows and In creases rapidly the younger (£•- r-<*i* nal the lower the cost *•.* production. A t-3 rarrowed in early spring and marketed late a tbe fall will give a ntecta larger prod t than will one kept toiough the winter. There la also a gnat demand, with better prices. f<w a ranall carcass, a weight not exceed ing 100 pounds twring preferred to an animal that is heavier.