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E. B. THAYER. Publisher. -• ■ ■ mi ■ ■ WAUSAU, WISCONSIN. ARRESTED IN RACINE. WELL-KNOWN DOCTOR CHARGED WITH COUNTERFEIT'NG. Kde Bogus Ten-Dollar Gold Pieces and Spurious Nickels-YVater in Lake Superior Eight Inches Higher than Normal—Late News. Captain Thomas L. Forter, of the United States secret service, arrested Dr. William T. Aubin, of Racine, Wis., ob a charge of counterfeiting. The police claim they found in the doctor’s posses sion considerable bad coin and also a plate for making $lO-gold pieces. Dr. Aubin was taken to Milwaukee. For about six years he has, with his wife, Louise M. Aubin, been practicing medi cine in Racine. Daring the last four weeks many bad have been passed in Racine and the police have been work ing on the case, but not until a few days tgo were any of the coins traced to the Aubin house. Merchants with whom the Aubins traded found they had consider able of the queer coin. Many bad nick els were also found in the fare boxes on street cars. One morning Captain Por ter arrived in the city and "went to the Aubin home, and after gaining admission to the house went to a room where Au biu was at w. tk and there found him trying to destroy several of the coins which he had already made. After a fight Aubin was captured and placed un der arrest. STRIVING FOR PENNANTS. Standing of Clubs in the Three Princi pal Leagues. The clubs in the National League are standing thus: W. L. W. L. Cincinnati ...'22 10 Pittsburg 14 15 Chicago 19 10 Brooklyn ....13 17 New York... 18 10 Boston 10 19 St. Louis.... 1(> 13 Philadelphia.. 523 Following is the standing of the clubs in the American League: W. L. W. L. Boston 20 9 Chicago 17 15 New Y0rk...1 12 St. Louis 13 15 Cleveland ...15 12 Detroit 11 18 Philadelphia. 16 13 Washington... 020 Standings in the American Association are as follows: W. L. W. L. St. Paul 18 11 Louisville ...17 15 Milwaukee ..17 11 Minneapolis. 11 17 Columbus ...15 11 Toledo 9 1C Indianapolis. 15 13 Kansas City.. 3 17 WATER AT FINE SHIPPING STAGE Lake Superior Near!” Kijht Ische* Higher than Normal at Ilnluth. According to United States Engineer Darling at Duluth, the water of Lake Superior is at an excellent stage for shipping, being now seven nnd one-half inches higher than the normal. This would allow boats to load to their maxi mum capacity, but unfortunately prac tically none arc moving on account of the masters and pilots' strike. Punishment for St. Louis Swindler. Arthnr F. Mclntyre, president of the defunct Merchants' Brokerage and Com mission Company, one of the St. Louis “get-rich-quick” concerns brought into prominence by the downfall of E. J. Arnold and John J. Ryan, was found guilty of using the mails to defraud by a jury in the United States District Court and was sentenced to the penitentiary for eighteen months. Twenty-Two Horses Perish. Lightning caused great damage at the stock farm of Dunham, Fletcher & Cole man, near Elgin. 111. One of the largest barns on the place, containing twenty four blooded horses, many of them im ported from France, was burned to the ground, and only two of the animals were saved. Killed by Mysterious Woman. George 11. Taylor was shot and almost instantly killed at his store, the Ameri can woolen mills, in Canton, Ohio. He had returned for an overcoat, and was shot Pt the door by someone in the vesti bule. Before he died he declared a wom an did it. , Woman Killed by Thugs. M rs. William C. Gotshall, wife of the president of the New York Hnd Port Chester Railway Company, was proba bly fatally injured by a stone thrown by one of a gang of East Side roughs in New York City while she was riding in an automobile with her husband. Fire Ruins $350,000 Plant. The Stony Brook plant of the United Boxboa.-d and Paper Company at Whip pan}. four miles from Morristown, N. J., was practically destroyed by fire. The building nnd machinery are said to have cost $350,000. The plant had a capacity of fifty tons of finished product daily. Hardware Establishment Barns. The five-story building of 'he Stnm bnugh- Thompson Hardware Company at Youngstown. Ohio, was burned, the estimated loss being SIOO,OOO. Hanker Plant Kills Himself. Blinker Plant, of Macon, Ga.. killed himself after his two banks failed, in tending his life insurance money to go to his creditors. Warship Makes Fust Run. The battleship Kentucky, under Rear Admiral Evans, made a recjrd-breaking run from Hong Kong to New York, go ing 12,609 miles in fifty-three days. Would-Be Assassin Is Dead. The body of Peter O. Elliott, who was arrested several months ago in Wash ington. D. C., on suspieion of being a lunatic, with probably murderous de signs on President Roosevelt, was found in Minneapolis banging from a bridge. Destroy Many Towns. According to u dispatch from the Yali of Bitlis, Asiatic Turkey, seventeen vil lages have been destroyed by Armenian insurgents in the district of assnii. More than 600 Armenian famines l ave taken refuge at Mush, a town in Bitlis. Montana to Gee Indian School. The Carlisle Indian school, located at Carlisle. Pa., will be removed to Helena, Mont. Agents of the Department of the Interior have recommended Helena as the most suitable site. A proposition has l*een submitted to local men who have taken the project up and obtained op tions on the land required. Well-Known Educator I’tsign. l Rev. Herbert Franklin Fisk. 1). JX. LI.. D.. for nearly thirty-one years prin cipal of Northwestern University Acnd em , in Evanston. 111., has resigned that position and will relinquish his post on or about Juno 16. Wife Sues Senator's Son. Mrs. Mary Lamed Dorrance Aldrich has filed in Providence. R. 1.. a petition for limited divorce agaiust Edward Bur gess Aldrich on the ground of extreme cruelty. Mr. Aldrich is the eldest son of Senator and Mrs. Nelson W. Aldrich, and brother-in-law of John D. Rocke feller. Jr. Unable to Live Unkissed, Marie Bower. 18 years old. who came to Marion. Ind., from Celiua, Ohio, a abort time ago for a visit, killed herself because her fiance, who lives in Marion. necl?t*4 to kiss her when he left for bis place of business. DID FUNSTON SWIM? Kansas Text Book Commissi mere Dis credit the River Exploit. Pupils of the Kansas high schools will Bo longer be taught that it was for Iwimming the Bag Bag river in the Philippines and in the face of a hot tire from the enemy that Gen. Frederick Funston was promoted from colonel of volunteers to be a brigadier general in the regular army. The statement in Kansas histories that the little general swam this river ami thereby earned his promotion has gone unquestioned until the other day, when a subcommittee of the State text book commission ordered the account of the incident expunged from the history, which has been re adopted for use in the high schools for five years. These commissioners served notice on Mrs. Nobie L. Prentis, who is revising the. history, which her iate husband wrote, that she must expunge that section of the work which sets forth the statement that the colonel of the Twentieth Kansas regiment swam the Bag Bag river. When Gen. Fun ston was promoted to the place he now holds his commission declared in explicit terms that his promotion was earned by his action in swimming the Bag Bag in the face of a severe fire from the en emy. "We will give credit to the pri vates, Trembly and White, to whom it belongs,’’ said Commissioner McCray. Be are tired oi seeing the misstate ment that Funston ever swam the river paraded before pupils in the Kansas schools. It will be stopped now while there are men living iu the State who know it is not true.” SEVEN DIE; MANY HURT. Explosion of Fireworks Factory at Findlay, Ohio, Claims Victims. Two simultaneous explosions in the fireworks and railway torpedo plant of the Lak“ Shore Novelty Company, in Findlay. Ohio, working overtime on rush orders, killed at least seven employes Sunday, injured five others beyond hope of recovery and fifteen others badly. Two other persons are missing and are be lieved to have been blown to atoms. The entire plant, which covered ten acres of ground, was utterly destroyed. Not a single wgjl remains standing. So violent were the explosions that the whole city was shaken. The explosions took place in the two drying rooms. In the maga zines that blew up were great quantities of potash and this was hurled into the bodies of the men and women who were injured, ns a result of which the doctors fear blood poisoning may cause the death of ten of those hurt less seriously. It is surmised that someone in the drying rooms dropped a large box of torpedoes, thereby causing the explosion, but this theory cannot be confirmed. EIGHT DIE IN WESTERN FLOODS. Colorado and Wyoming Streams Swell —.'tony in Danger. Eight lives are known to have been lost in Colorado and Wyoming in raging floods that were started by cloudbursts, and ne. r Cheyenne many persons are missing. Scores of other people are in danger. Immense damage was done in Colorado, along the Cache La Poudre river. The dam at Lake Livingston gave way before the flood. The towns of Livermore, Laporte, Wellington and part of Fort Collins were submerged un de: five feet of water. Five iron bridges ■i'.id two railway bridges have been swr it away and miles of the Colorado -ad Southern Railway track are washed out. The Union Pacific tracks also are badly damaged. Thousands of acres of ranch and farm land are inundated and n great many cattle have been drowned. Severl other streams are threatening to overflow because of the rains. BOY OF TEN SAVES ThAI’MATE. Draws Him to Bank with Fishing Rod and Revives Him. In Omaha Frank aged 10 years, saved a playmate. Chris Segen son, from drowning, with a fishing rod. Segensou slipped off the bank into deep water. His companion saw him sink twice and rise again. Seizing the rod, he called out, “Grab this.” The little fellow was unconscious when he reached the bank. Frank rolled him on the ground and pulled his arms until he opened his eyes. Then he called for help. Fifty-three Filirtnos Slain. A report has been received stating that a massacre had taken place near Malabang. on the southern coast of Min danao. Fifty-three Filipino men, women and children, the families of employes of the United States military government at Malabang, were surprised at midnight while asleep by the I)atto Alis and a band of Moros from the Rio Grande valley, and slaughtered. Japanese Battleships Are Sunk. Vice Admiral Togo has reported as follows: “A report from Rear Admiral Dewa says that the cruisers Kasaga and Yoshino collided during a fog off Port Arthur. The Yoshino sank, only ninety of her crew being saved. On the same day the battleship Hatsuse struck a Rus sian mine and sank.” “Japs" Forced to Retreat. Reports of the Japanese retreat to FeughuangcheDg are officially confirmed. The Japanese, numbering 20,000 men, came upon 32,000 Russians in a strong position sixty miles west of Fenghuang cheng. It being uuwise to risk a battle, the Japanese retreated in good order and with great rapidity. No Agreement la Reached. The operators and miners of the east Ohio coal district have adjourned finally without coming to an agreement, the split being on the question of trade unionism, involving the engineers, ma chinists and firemen of the mines. The demand that they be recognized was re fused. Heavy Low for Russians. While the Japanese fleet ma covering the landing of troops near Kai-Chau a fierce engagement occurred at Hsin-Y’en- Cheng. Two thousand Russians were killed or wounded. The Russians re treated and the Japanese occupied both Kaiping and Kai-Chau. Will Lay Off 11,000 Men. About 11.000 men will be laid off by C.e Pennsylvania Railroad Company, the s i being to get down to the 1902 basis. Continued shrinkage in business and no expectation of early improvement are the reasons for this big reduction in the force just decided upon as unavoidable. Accused Man Cuts Throat. Rather than face the disgrace of a public trial John D. Budd, a well-known resident of Hoboken, N. J., slashed his throat with a pocketknife and will die. He was arrested, together with a lawyer and four other residents of Hoboken, charged vith ill-treating yonng children. Aa and in Timber Trespass Case. In the timber trespass case of the United States government against the Commonwealth Lumber Company the jury at Fergus Falls. Minn., bn-oght in a verdict assessing the company $18,138. This Is in addition to $10,641. which it paid in a previous settlement. Boat Capsizes: Three Drown. A. Giller. Peter Keyser and another man named Jackson were drowned in Owens lake, near Boulder. Colo. They were fishing from a boat and daring a high wind the boat was overturned, throwing the men into the water. One Thousand Japanese Killed. One thousand Japanese are reported to have been killed and wounded in a battle following a sortie by the Port Arthnr garrison to save a powder train. The Russian loss is given iu St. Peters burg as 116. Bars Racing News in United States. Following his action in discontinuing to all sabacribers in New York City a report of the racing at various tracks Id this country, CoL Robert C. dowry has notified the general superintendents of the company at New York, Chicago, Atlanta and San Francisco that the col lection and distribution by the Western Union Telegraph Company of horse race reports would be discontinued forthwith. nabs two bold thieves. Buffalo Youth Secs Men Rob Employer -Track* Them and Cause* Arreet. Buffalo has an office buy sleuth. By using his ejes nnd bis legs he lias cap tured anil landed two diamond robbers behind prison bars. Two well-dressed men went to the store of Louis E. Reinscli, a diamond importer at No. 3 Grand court, Mooney-Brisbane building. "Weve a design for a badge here,” said one of the men. “We want you to make it and in the center of this letter ‘C’ we iinnt a diamond.” Keinsch took his vis itors behind the cage, where he dis played his diamonds, and asked them to be seated at a table. Then Mr. Iteinsch opened hi* big safe and took out fifteen packages of diamonds. On? of the men slipped a catalogue over toward the packages and diamonds. All this time Little Willie Birtch, the office l*oy, was seated on a high chair watching the proceedings. “We will be in to-morrow afternoon,” said the smaller of the two men, and they started toward the door. The office boy had figured it all out in his mind. He whispered his suspicions to bis employer. Willie borrowed ten cents for car fare and scooted after the two men. He followed them down the stairs, through the corridor and out on Washington street. At Eagle and Elli cott streets stood Sergeant Mostberger and Patrolman Thomas McGreevj. Wil lie ran to the policemen and asked them of they would help him catch tw r o rob bers. The thieves were caught and SSOO worth of diamonds were recovered. BUILDING TIE-UP ENDS. Stone, Lime and Cement Drivers Reach Agreement in Chicago. Operations on building, sidewalk and paving contracts representing millions of dollars, which for two weeks have been almost completely tied up by the strike and lockout of stone, lime and ce ment teamsters, have been resumed in Chicago. Building workmen made idle by the tie-up of supplies, reported for work within a few hours after the union drivers, who ratified the agreement made by their committee and the Stone. Lime and Cement Contractors’ Association. As a basis for the settlement of the strike and lockout, the union drivers were given an increase of 60 cents a week over their former weekly pay, the “closed shop” and liberal concessions in overtime al lowances. To facilitate the immediate general resumption of building and other cpt rations dependent upon the product of the members of the newly formed United Association of Building Material Industries the contractors, after the set tlement was made, set forces of cleiks to apportion to each job for w’hich they have orders a reasonable amount of ma terial. Only a sufficient amount for im mediate needs could be delivered to any one place for several days until opera tions were well under way. THEATRICAL MAN SHOT BY WIFE. Mr*. Frank Burt of Toledo, 0., Pain fully Wonnds Husband. Frank Burt, a theatrical manager, was shot by his wife in Toledo, Ohio. The alleged jealousy of Mrs. Burt and domes tic difficulties bad led to a separation. Mr. Burt was standing in front of Burt’s Theater, when his wife appea.'ed, drew a revolver and fired, the bullet entering his face. Mrs. Hurt was arrested. Burt owns two theaters in Toledo, and is lessee of theaters at Lima, Y'oungs town and Bowling Green. Ohio; Fort Wayne and Evansville, Ind.; Erie, Pa. and Wilmington, Del. Mrs. Burt was released later on SI,OOO bail. She is repentant and would like to nurse him if permitted. Mr. Burt is be/iered tc be out of danger, though Bis face may be badly disfigured. LIFE TERM; STOLE $3 AND HAT. Michigan Burglar Sentenced Under Law to Punish Old Offenders. Convicted of stealing $3 and an old hat, Lewis Oliver was sentenced in Ma son, Mich., to spend the remainder of his life in Marquette penitentiary. Ho was sentenced under a statute providing that confirmed criminals may be put in the penitentiary for life upon the third con viction for felony. Oliver is 40 years old, lias been arrested more times lliaD he can remember, and has served thir teen years. While the life term was not mandatory, Judge Weist said he believed the law was intended to rid society ol such men. WAR SHIP SEEKS UNCANNY ISLE, United State* Cruiser Sent to Find Mysterious Land. The Navy Department at last has be gun a systematic search for “The Lost Island of the Pacifi'* ” Somewhere be tween Honolulu and San Francisco i* a mysterious bit of land which sailors be lieve is bewitched. At intervals it rises slightly out of the water or lies just be low the surface where it threatens every passing vessel. Most of the time it sinks to unfathomable depths. The cruiser Tacoma has sailed from Honolulu on the quest. FARMERS BEGIN WORK ON SHOPS. Corner Stone of Co-Operative Harvest ing Machine Company Laid. The corner stone of the machine shop of the Farmers’ Co-operative Harvesting Machine Company was laid in Spring field. Ohio, with ceremony. William N. Whitely is head of the enterprise, which is backed by the grangers of the country. The shops will make everything in the way of agricultural implements. The company expects to employ 3,000 men. Attempts to Kill Czar. A young Russian woman of high posi tion in St Petersburg was detected in an attempt to assassinate the Czar dur ing a review of troops by the Emperor. It is said she had a bomb concealed in her clothing, confessed the plot and was hanged. Roosevelt Pardon* Murderer, R. Ortez. the Porto Rico murderer, serving a life sentence at Stillwater, Minn., prison, has been pardoned by President Roosevelt and will be released June 8. No reason for the pardon is given. Forty-one Hurt in Wreck. A special from Salida, Colo., says the narrow gange Denver nnd Rio Grande south-bound passenger train. No. 115, was wrecked on Cumbers hill. Engineer Frank Evanston was killed and forty one are reported injured. Attack on Port Arthnr. Fifteen thousand Japanese were killed and wounded in attempt to storm Port Arthur. Russian loss was 3.000, accord ing to telegram said to have been re ceived by Foreign Minister Lamsdorff at St. Petersburg. Parker Say* He I* Big Enough. A well-known Washington correspond ent quotes Judge Parker a* sayiug pri vately that he believes he is big enough to be President and that he could learn the high duties of the office. Firework* Factory Blown Up. One man and two boys were killed and six men and two girls seriously in jured by an explosion which occurred in the fireworks factory of Jose Sclone, on the outskirts of Camden, N. J. Presbyterians Frown on Divorce. The Presbyterian general assembly in Buffalo enjoined its ministers not to mar ry divorced persons, except those di vorced for reasons recognized by their church. No U. B. Representative Wanted. Colombia has given notice that no American diplomatic representative is desired at Bogota, and Minister Rusaefl ha* bees detained at Panama by Work* orders. ONEWEEKOFTHEWAR MARCH OF EVENTS IN THE FAR EAST DURING SEVEN DAYS. Raaaiatni, Disorganized by the Yaln Battle, Seem to Have Stopped Run ning and Turned on the Jap*, Who Have Met with Severe Repulse*. Seven days have seen no little change in the relative prospects of the contestants in the far Ea*t, A week previous the Russians were on the run everywhere. Disorganized by the dis astrous battle on the bank of the Yaln, General Kuropatkin'B forces were sup posed to be lying in terror at Lino yang. nnd considering an immediate further retreat. The Ruslan general staff made what was considered a most natural declaration that thearmv would fall back not only to Mukden, but far beyond it, to Harbin, and th general comment was that retreat might even already be cut off. From numer ous sources came reports of large bodies of Japanese troops as far north as Mukden. It now transpires that the Russians neve* fled ns fur as Liaoyang; that they have not considered a further re treat; that, on the contrary, they have been able to push their foe back to within fifteen miles of Fengwang- THE JAPANESE BATTLESHIP HATSUSE. cheng and that there Is no Japanese force near Mukden. It still appears to be the fact that the Japanese vastly out number the Russians; the latter may eventually be forced back to Mukden, where a decisive battle is still to be expected; but, in the meantime, not only Is Liaoyang not taken, but every mile of the way between it nnd the present Japanese position is likely to be contested. There is nothing in the news of the week to make improbable the ultimate success of the Japanese in their Manchurian campaign, but it is evident that that success will not be easily achieved. If the rainy season has indeed set in. the fact constitute s n Russian advantage; it may postpone Japanese aggression some months. In the meanfiine, Cossacks may be able to worry their enemy considerably. Furthermore, the delay is held to be an opportunity for those Russian re enforcements which have been so long coming across Siberia. In the interim, however, the Japanese armies in Manchuria will undoubtedly be tre mendously augmented. Port Arthur still stands, and no se rious effort has been made to capture or reduce it. although predictions were made In Tokio that the end of the week would see that city and harbor in possession of the Mikado’s forces. The first serious naval disaster of the war has overtaken the Japanese, though its effect is rather moral than actual. On the other hand, the Rus sians have again been compelled to r I JAPANESE PROTECTED CRUISER YOSHINO. sacrifice a magnificent vessel to their own stupidity. There is some reason to believe that the Japanese have now between 40, 000 and 50,000 men beleaguering Port Arthur, where there is a much smaller Russian garrison. If the Japanese really have concentrated so many, men at that point and are bringing up siege guns, it must lie their intention to push matters, even at the risk of a great loss of life. To let the siege or investment drag on until the Itus ainn Baltic fleet reached the Pacific would be a hazardous matter. Operations at Port Arthur do not at tract so much attention as those in land. far to the north, where Gen. Kuropatkin is facing the concentrating armies of the Japanese. Nothing has been heard of the army under Gen. Oku. which landed west of the mouth of the Y’alu. ami was supposed to be moving in the direction of HaDheng, about midway between Newehwang and Liaoyang. on the line of the rail road, Gen. Kuroki's whereabouts is 1 letter known. Wednesday some of his troops bad reached a point about twenty eight miles north of Fengwangcheng. They were attacked, according to Rus sian reports, by several regiments of Cossacks and were driven back fifteen miles. This was at first described as a battle in which the Japanese suffered heavy loss, but it does not appear to have been much more than an affair of outposts, signifying little. This encounter throws a little light on the position of the Japanese, but not on their plans. The Russians have evacuated Newehwang. and presum ably hold a line along the railroad ex tending from Haicheng at the south to Mukden at the north. The Japanese are somewhere to the east of that line. According to Russian reports. 80.000 of them are still sooth of the Russian troops that are covering Liaoyang. It is already a terrible war, and there is every prospect of long and hard fighting still to come. The Russian general staff has receiv ed official advices of the defeat of the Japanese force which was marching northward from Fenghuangcheng for the purpose of executing a flank movement ou Mukden. The Japanese were driven back by a detachment of Cossacks. Newehwang is abandoned because of the Japanese landing at Kaichow. where warships bombard the Russian defenses. RUSSIA READY FOR LONG WAR. Plana Being Hurried for Sending Army of 750,000 Me a t,-> the Far Kast. Russia is preparing for a two year war with Japan, and if necessary an army of 750.000 men will be sent to the Far East to overaw,. China. *o guard railway communications, relievo Port Ar thur, and drive the Japanese armies into th’ r,ea. The war temper of the Russian empire has been thoroughly aroused by i the succession of reverses in Manchuria. I Military men are no louder than civilians in demanding revenge for the defeats on land and sea. The cry is for “more troops,” "more troops.” Plans are be ing hurried at the War Department in St. Petersburg for the mobilization of the entire body of Russian reserves. Official reports received at 'St. Peters burg admit that the Russians lost 160 men. killed or wounded, in a battle with a etrong Japanese force near Kinchou. Brigadier General Nadein was one of the Russians wounded. A'. Tokio it is officially denied that a Jf.pauese army was repulsed north of ; Fengwangoheng and pursued for fifteen ; miles. Skirmishes are frequent in the i vicinity of Motien pass, but the Japan | ese say the soldiers defeated formed only j a small rooonnoitering force. Most European critics believe that ' Japan's f-’an for enveloping Kouropat kin's nrn., st I.iaoyang has been relent lessly carried out. It is estimated from tlie most reliable information at hand that the Russians cannot put into action above 100,000 men. while the .laps will ! he aide to oppose them with fully 120,- | 000 within a few days. The expectation ' is that if the Japs succeed in surround- ing the Russians, Kouropatkin will have to cut his way out, with tremendous loss, of course, and with great damuge also to the enemy. He might, however, reach and save Harbin, where he would be compelled to make another stand, be cause all of Russia's immense stores are there. Japan’s recent naval losses, while un- GENKRAL STOESSR' doubtedl.v serious, are not regarded us materially affecting the present situation. The disaster has revived the project of sending the Baltic fleet to the Far East in June, and has greatly revived public feeling at St. Petersburg. It also has confirmed the Japs' determination to take Port Arthur at an early date at any east. The most significant tiling is Russia’s agitation of the Chinese scare. The Russian authorities are seeking every opportunity to press and otherwise spread this poisonous propaganda. One object undoubtedly is to prevent the adoption of Secretary Hay's suggestion of a guarantee of Chinese neutrality by the ltowers. Russia also is using every effort to increase the agitation of the dangers of the yellow peril through the foreign press. Reports 1,000 Japs Killed. The Russian Government received news confirmatory of the rumors in cir culation that General Stoessel had made a successful sortie from Port Arthur, re sulting in the defeat of the Japanese, with the loss of more than 1.000 killed or wounded. The Russians’ losses were 11G killed or wounded. The movement was carried out by a combination with a train bringing in war munitions and supplies and General Stoessel's force, communications being maintained by wireless telegraphy. The Japanese barred the route be tween the train and General Stoessel’s force, whereupon the Russians attacked and routed the Japanese. After the en gagement General Stoessel’a force, to gether with the train, returned to Port Arthur. War Sew* in Brief. Tokio states that the only losses to the Japanese fleet are the Hatsuse and the Yoshino. The Japanese army in the field is es timated at 180.000 to 200,000 nien, ngainst 100,000 Russians. Newchwang reports that a Japanese force of 20.000 met 32,000 Russians east of Fenghuangcheng and retreated. Admiral Hosoya, commanding the third squadron, reports the landing of troops at anew unnamed place, proba bly Takushan. The Japanese army advancing against Mukden ties defeated by a force of Cos sacks in : battle lasting all day and driven back upon Fenghuangcheng. The Japanese were forced to abandon four positions, and reports in St. Petersburg state that the loss was heavy. The Russians report light casualties. The Russian cruiser Bogatyr grounded in a fog on the rocks near the entrance to Vladivostok. The crew was saved, but the ship is in a critical condition. A report from the naval commander at Port Arthur states that two Japanese battleships struck mines off the harbor May 15. One sank and the other, af ter showing distress, was righted and steamed away, escorted by cruisers. Seventy thousand Russian troops arc reported to be advancing to reneve Port Arthur. The Japanese are hastening their operations against the fortress with 45.000 men. advancing to within seven mi lea of the batteries. Each foot of their advance has been stubbornly contested. THE BADGER STATE. NEWS OF THE WEEK CONCISELY CONDENSED. Gang Looted Cars in Transit—Norse Drowns in Lake Monona—Milw ankee Boodler Is Convicted Young Mun Throws Himself I,’nder Train. Existence of an organized gang for the plunder of freight cars by breaking the seals on the doors while the cars are in transit and throwing goods to the ground at places agreed upon beforehand, whence they are collected and sent to Chicago for sale, has been revealed by the confessions of Matthew Theilen and Walter Devereaux. A third man, Ed ward Mason, alias Patterson, captured with the other two, is implicated in their confessions. Mason is in Racine, where he will be tried for one of the most re cent of the robberies, committed or. a moving Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul train at a point near Corliss. The youthful desperadoes made a desperate fight when the police endeavored to cap ture them in the home of Theilen in Chicago. Lieut. Schlau received inlor mation from the Wisconsin authorities that the men were in Chicago. He traced them to Theilen’s home. With Police men Kelly and Niggemeier he went to the place. On the approach of the offi cers they were greeted with a fusillade of shots from the basement of the house. The lieutenant and his men dashed down the stairway and throwing them selves against the door, smashed it amid a shower of bullets from the men inside. All three were arrested. It was found they were wearing articles taken from a car which had been looted May 11. Sitting barefooted and discour aged in his cell, Theilen* said: “There are four of us who have b v -n conducting these expeditions systematically for the last year. We have secured over $5,000 worth of merchandise by this thieving.” Woman Drowns at Madison. Corddia Dean was drowned and Mil dred Wood, Ethel Pringle, Myrtle Smith and Alvaide Abbott were rescued with difficulty as the result of a boating ncci dAit to five nurses of the Madison sani tarium in Madison. G’tstav Nebel and George Hyland, fishermen, saved the life of Miss Wood, plunging into the water and recovering her body after she was unconscious and nearly dead. Miss Dean was taken from the water ten minutes later, but was dead. Her home is in Merrill, and she was 22 years old. The nurses went boating on Lake Monona for the first time this season. They were in shallow water and when the brisk wind took their iiout out some distance they became frightened and the boat was capsized. Guilty of Milwaukee Boodle. The first of the Milwaukee boodle trials ended with the conviction of Build ing Inspector Michael Dunn, charged with accepting a bribe of $1,500 from the Pabst Brewing Company for grant ing a permit to erect a warehouse which did not conform to the ordinances. Dunn, in defense, declared the money went to Aldermen to take out of committee an ordinance granting permission for the building. The court refused to allow hail pending arguments for anew trial, and Dunu went to jail. Throws Self Under Train. Enos Roop of Irving Park, 111., de spondent and probably insane, threw himself in front of the engine of the Chicago-St. Paul limited on the North western road in Madison and was ground to death. He was 21 years old and had mie to a Madison sanitarium for men tal treatment. He was walking with his father when the train came, stepped to one side in response to the father’s di rection and then threw himself under the cow catcher, Wieske Held Guilty. The verdict in Eau Claire of the jury in the case of the State against Vernon Wieske, charged with killing his father, was murder in the first degree. Michael Wieske, an old man, was found dead in his home about sixty miles from Au gusta, on M.*rch 4. His head had been crushed in and the house had been set on fire. On the preliminary examina tion. the son, Vernon, aged IK years, pleaded guilty, but later changed the plea. Woman' Life Saved by Tramp. After placing a tramp in his wife’s bed for the alleged purpose of fright ening her away, and failing to frighten her, a La Crosse machinist, attempted to kill his wife by shooting at her. When the revolver was pointed at the breast of the woman, the tramp knocked it up ward, thus saving her life. Chokes to Death on Meat. John Gallagher, aged (X) years, a farm er of the town of Oniro, while eating his dinner at the Columbia Hotel in Osh kosh. choked to death on a large piece of beefsteak. After being removed from the dining room he fainted in front of the hotel and the end came very short ly. All Over the State. yiss Anna Engel was fatally burned at rond du Lac while preparing some varnish and turpentine on a hot stove, preparatory to varnishing the fbxir, the turpentine took fire and ignited her clothes. Publication of a marriage license, is sued at Milwaukee, stopped a*romantic elopement and marriage of Maude Baker, 16 years of age. and Seymour Kimball. 22 years of age, of Racine. The bride’s mother saw the names in a Mil waukee paper and stopped the elope ment. On receiving the news of Gov. La Fol lette’s nomination by the “regular" Re publicans M. P. Griswold of Appleton, a bitter political enemy of the Governor, cut his throat. Edward Williams of Chicago was held in SI,OOO bail on the charge of robbing the office of F. C. Arnold in Oshkosh. The safe was broken into, bnt little of value was secured. Illinois buyers have purchased 400 acres of land eight miles north of Cri vitz. from the Skidmore Ixind Company, and placed upon it 1.300 head of sheep, shipped in from Montana. August Belter. Sr., Fred Belter and Benjamin Iladant of Kilboum. charged with breaking into a car at Kilbourn, were discharged. Ollie Sutlers, a fencer Minneapolis newspaper man, fell int a celLarway. a distance of twenty fe*t. in Janesville, with such force that hfe broke a blood vessel and died almost instantly. Four young men. names not known, said to be from Racine, entered the sam ple rooms of A. Sylvester, located at Ives, broke all the chairs in the place, wrecked the bar. struck and injured Syb veer. fracturing his arm. and struck and knocked a stranger senseless, using rocks as weapons. In Milwaukee 14-year-old Lillie Sen bet h gave her life in a vain attempt to save her 8-vear-old sister Lydia from drowning. The little one lost her foot ing on the bank of an old stone quarry and fell into the water. Her older sis ter jumped .into the pond after her and both were drowned. The children were fishing in the quarry when the accident happened. Many persons have been drowred in the same quarry and the authorities are trying to have it filled up. John M. Roberta, one of the first stone cutters in southern Wisconsin, died sud denly at his home in Racine, of typhoid pneumonia, aged 44 years. The body of Andrew Kieschol, who drowned in the Wisconsin river, was found at Grand Rapids. In Eau Claire, Vernou Wieske has been, convicted of murder In the first de gree for having killed his father. Anew jui! building will be erected in Richland Center this summer. It will cost in the neighborhood of $35,- 000. Sneak thieves entered St. Rose’s Church in Racine and stole a gold chal ice, the property of Rev. Father Thomas B. Johnson. Jay Melville of Chippewa Falls ac cidentally severed two arteries of his left thigh while whittling a stick of wood with n sharp jackknife. He may die. Aley Hoke, while trying to hoard a freight train at North La Crosse, slipped and fell under the wheels. Both his legs were cut off between the ankle and knee. The stockholders of the Kimberly & Clark Company met in Neenah and de cided to rebuild the paper mill burned at Kimberly last yeHr at a cost of between $200,000 and $300,000. Emma Hopp. a daughter of John Hopp of Franklin, and her sister were thrown from a buggy by a runaway team. Miss Hopp fell in such a way as to fracture her spine and will die. The English Lutheran mission has luen organized in Cedarbttrg, as a con gregation under the name of the Church of the Advent. The sermon was preach ed by Rev. W. K. Frick of Milwaukee. Milwaukee officials, against whom in dictments were returned charging brib ery, must stand trial. A demurrer in the case of Alderman William Mur phy was overruled by Judge Tarrant in the Circuit Court. The strike of the lumber shovers in Marinette has been settled. The union accepts the offer of the lumber carriers’ association, which is 50 cents an hoiir. They asked for 52cents and had been out for two weeks. At a meeting of the officers of the Richland County Agricultural Society held in Richland Center, it was voted to expend $3,000 for improvements on the fair grounds. The fair this \ear will be held Sept. 24 to 27. Dr. It. G. Werner, an Oshkosh real estate agent, formerly of ltib Lake, has been made defendant in three acti* ns, the damages of which aggregate $6,650, the plaintiff in each case alleging fraud in a real estate transaction. Two men robbed the grocery store of Arthur Lamacchia in Kenosha. The proprietor, who lives in .the rear, was silenced at the points of two revolvers. The burglars took all the cash in the till and a watch and chain. The planing mill and lumber sheds of the George E. Wood Lumber Company at Woodboro were destroyed by fire. The loss is several thousands of dollars, fully covered by insurance. Tlie head offices of the company are in Chicago. E trglars broke into the saloon of Peter Nelson at Goidon and secured $l3O hi cash. S6OO in bank checks and about $4,000 in notes. They entered the huildiug after cutting a panel out of the back door and blew open the safe with nitroglycerine. Frederick Burhop aged 87 years, one of the oldest residents of Sheboygan County, passed away in the town of Herman. He was born in Germany, came to this country in 1846 and settled at Milwaukee. The following year he lo cated where he had lived ever since. Given a poison used to kill chicken lice, instead of the powder prescribed by a physician to cure a cold, nearly caused the death of Edward Taylor, a resident of Corliss. Mr. Taylor had been ill for some days and was taking the powder prescribed. The poison was given him by mistake. While excavating for anew residence near Manning, a human skeleton was found encased in a heavy oak box. There were also two knives and two coins bearing the dates of 1847 and 1863. One of the knives had been driven between the ribs. In early days outlaws infest ed the Kickapoo valley and murders were frequent. An effort is to be made by the city of Racine to purchase the plant of the Ra cine Water Company in 1906. or five years previous to the expiration of the company’s franchise, and the Common Council will appoint a committee t<J visit the next session of the Legislature nnd endeavor to have a bill passed which will empower the city to create a fund to ptwchase the system. The giant dog of John Maurer of Ap pleton caught a burglar trying to get into the store and held on to his over ccat. The man escaped by removing his coat. The dog was chained to the barn and nearly pulled it to pieces in his efforts to get at the man, who did not notice him till he was caught. Short ly before this, Rhode's grocery was en tered and ransacked. Seven burglaries have occurred in the city and vicinity and are all laid to the same man or gang. John Roeski asked tlie Kenosha police to take steps to have his son, John Roeski Jr., aged 14. sent to some in stitution for reform. He claimed that the boy was suffering from a mania for theft. The father brought the police a number of things that the boy had stolen. lie states that when tlie is seized with the mania lie acts rs if in a trance. In his rational moments the boy is never able to tell where he got tlie property. Catching suckers and carp in the East and West Twin rivers at Two Rivers, is at present proving a very profitable in dustry. For years the fish have been carefully protected ly the State and no nets of any kind have been allowed. Each spring suckers in large numbers as cend the stream. This year, however, permits have been secured from the State game warden and as a result tons of these fish have been caught. So far the daily catch has averaged alxnit a ton. These fish are shipped to Milwau kee and Chicago markets, where they are sold at nn average price of 3 cents per pound. Hying of consumption. Joseph Dahm, aged 21 years, was found unconscious in the loft of a barn in Racine. He wag carried to a hospital, where doctors said that he had but a few hours to live. Dahm was recently released from the Green Bay reformatory. In Oshkosh Daniel Walsh was sentenc ed to seven years in Waupun by Judge W. Burnell for burglary of the store of John Sclireibers at Menashn. Tbe sen tence was heavy in view of the fact that the prisoner admitted previous con vktiois. Motion for anew trial was made, tut denied. Ftiu'naini F!“r, at one time a well to-do frmer near Chippewa Fall!*, has been located in the State of Washing ton. Two years ago he disappeared, leaving all his property. He was sup posed to have been murdered. A tele gram from him -eceived by relatives the other day was tpe first news from him. The badly decomposed body of a man was found on a ledge at the German town stone quarr, by boys. The body had evidently been there for six month*. The clothes indicat.-d that the man was a tramp. His features were obliterated. It is thought he either fell over the cliff or crawled into the lidge for protection from cold, and froze to death. The celebrated Hebb* damage case haa been decked for the plaintiff by the Supreme Court The was <rought by Fred Hebbe to recover from the town of Maple Creek for damages sustained by reason of a defective highway. 2’he fight has been a protracted one. Carl Jackson of Appleton, who tiled to poison himself in jaii and who later wa* shot by the keeper's 10-year-old son while attempting to escape, was divorc ed from his wife on the gronnd of aban donment, for which be was in jail. He stubbornly refused to give in. saying he would rather die. because his wife sod her children by another hosbaDd mulct ed him unmercifully, he alleged. ~ ~ Special dispatcher to N6W iOrk. *be International Mercan- L| tile Agency describe & general trade revival this week at prominent Western and Southwestern centers. The situation la noteworthy in contrast with conditions during the previous month, and has Its basis in more seasonable weather and In creased orders for spring stock. Jobbing centers report a material addition to the volume of “restocking business.” with a tendency among many merchants to duplicate orders previously given for spring goods. Dry goods have been particularly active, with a healthy demand for ln>th spring and fall stock. Clothing lines are also reflecting improvement, which is shown especially throughout the Southwest. Boots nnd shoes are uct ive, with more inquiry for the better qualities. Heavy weight goods have been con sumed in such quantities as to reduce supplies of carried over stock to the lowest volume in years. This has placed dealers in an especially strong position to handle seasonable goods, which they are doing profitably and expeditiously, owing to tlie generally milder weather. Although the Improvement lias beea noteworthy. It is doubtful whether the present rush of orders will be suffi rlent to make good the March and April deficiencies. People generally seem to be well supplied with money, #nd while cautious about engaging iu aetv enterprises, they are not back ward about securing goods they really need. Everywhere underlying condi tions are reported sound. The crop situation has been greatly benefited by the warmer weather, which has advanced wheat In sections where backward spring did grent dam age. Although wheat suffered serious flamage from the setback during the recent cold snap, a fair crop can be counted on If normal conditions pre vail. Most grains will he harvested two or three weeks later than usual, although it is possible that the next government report will describe a gen erally better condition than was shown bj’ the last figures. Winter wheat is showing up particularly well In som r sections. Seeding in the Red River Valley district has been retarded by unfavorable weather, so that the crop tmtlook in that section is problemati cal. Elsewhere throughout the North west encouraging conditions prevail. Chicago. tr, *de for the week says: >— The protracted tie-up of lake commerce has remained the most sign incant harrier to a close return to normal business activity. Notwith standing that drawback nml its ad verse effect upon receipts of luinlier, coal and ore. the forwarding of food stuffs reached tlie heaviest aggregate in two months past, making a consid erable addition to railroad traffic. Following the strike settlement and resumption of building Work there was n strong demand for materials of all kinds for structural purposes and deal ers reduced stocks at firm prices. Re ceipts of farm products declined ow ing to the rush In completing seeding. Reports emphasize much improve ment in agricultural conditions, espe cially throughout Illinois, and dealings reflect enlarged consumption of neces sities both In elty and country. Stocks of heavy weight wear have been meus urbly reduced and the demand has turned to the lines adapted to warm weather. The local buying at retail was well distributed and strongest in dress goods and footwear. Wholesale transactions were steady In dry goods, clothing and men'* furnishings, with reorders more numerous. Mercantile collections have continued satisfac tory. Grain shipments were 2,742,345 bushels, while the best aggregate re cently reported is 8n per cent under those a year ago. Dealings in the coarse grains showed Improved de mand. The market for cash wheat and flour was very narrow. Com pared with closings a week ago, May wheat advanced 9 cents per bushel, due to speculative Influences, and corn gained 1 cent. Wane oats were prac tically unchanged. Receipts of live stock were 239,754 head, compared with 239,345 head tlie previous week and 275,223 head a year ago. Failures reported in Chicago district number twenty-four, against thirty the previous week and thirty-eight a year ago. Mg Chicago—Cattle, common to prime, $3.00 to $5.10; bogs, shipping grades, $4.00 to $4.67; sheep, fair to choice, $2.75 to $5.75; wheat, No. 2 red, $1.03 to $1.06; corn. No. 2,47 cto 40c; ont*. standard. 41c to 42c; rye. No. 2, 7<c to 77r; liny, timothy, $8.50 to $14.50; prairie. $6.00 to $11.50; butter, choice creamery, 16c to 18c; eggs, fresh, 13c to 15c; potatoes, SI.OO to $1.15. St. Louis—Cattle. $4.50 to $5.65; hogs, $4.00 to $4.00: sheep. $3.00 to $5.50; wheat. No. 2, $1.06 to $1.08: com. No. 2, 45c to s<*c; oats, No. 2,40 cto 41c; rye. No. 2. 68c to 70c. Cincinnati —Cattle. $4.00 to $5.00; hogs. $4.00 to $4.85; sheep, $2.00 to $4.25; wheat. No. 2. sl.lO to $1.12%; r-im. No. 2 mixed. SB* to 56c; ontv. Re, 2 mixed, 41c to 42c; rye, No. 2,78 cto 79c. Detroit —Cattle, $3.50 to $4.85; hogs, $4.00 to $4.90; sheep, $2.50 to $5.00; wheat. No. 2. $1.05 to $1.07; corn. No. 3 yellow, 54c to 55c; oats. No. 3 white, 43c to 45c; rye. No. 2. 70c to 71c. Milwaukee —Wheat. No. 2 northern, 97c to 98c; corn. No. 3,51 cto 53c; oats. No. 2 white, 43c to 44c; rye. No. 1. 77c to 79c; barley, No. 2, G3e to 05c; pork, mens, $ll.OO. Toledo —Wheat, No. 2 mixed. $1.07 to $1.00; corn. No. 2 mixed. 52c to 54c; oats. No. 2 mixed. 43c to 44c; rye. No. 2, 69c to 70c; clover seed, prime, $6.25. Buffalo—Cattle, choice shipping steers, $4.00 to $5.25; hogs, fair to prime, $4.00 to $5.25; sheep, fair to choice, $5 75 to $5.50; lambs, common to choice, $5.75 to $7.40. New York— Cattle, $3.50 to $T..25; hogs, $4.00 to $5.00; sheep. $3.00 to $5 ;'is; v/heat. No. 2 red. $1.04 to $1.06; corn. No. 2,57 cto 58c; oats. No. 2 white. 45c to 47c; butter, creamery, 18c to 20c; eggs, western, 15c to 18c. Indianapolis—Cattle, shipping, $3.00 to $5.35; hogs, choice light, $4-00 to $4-65; sheep, common to prime, $2.50 to $4.00; wheat, N>. 2. $1.03 to $1.07; corn. No. 2 white, 50c to 51c; oats. No- 2 white, 42g to 43c.