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originated in California. Be ready to jump right in and make the best use of every fine day. In Missouri the tendency seems to be toward more thorough cultivation In orchards. Give the hens a chance to pick up shell-producing material. Let them have access to charcoal, crushed bones, etc. Currying the cow with the milking stool lias become unfashionable on the farms of our most intelligent dairy men. Give the poultry the run of the or chard occasionally. They will pick up much fruit that would otherwise be wasted. "Peaches have grown good crops with me twenty-one years out of twen ty-three," says a Taney County (Mo.) farmer. If the chick is backward in break ing through the egg shell, help it along. Sometimes the shell is too hard for the tender little beaks. For the York Imperial as a cold storage apple the point is made that well-colored apples stand storage bet ter than those picked sooner. If the mother and her chicks can be permitted to run at large, do not wor ry them with too much grain food. Make them scratch. They need the exercise. It is doubtful if any person can state the actual average cost of an egg, but it is an easy matter to learn if the production of eggs is equivalent to the value of food given. C. F. Hale of the Michigan Horti cultural Society prefers plums on peach roots, thinking lie can light the borers better than out plum sprouts that come up from the roots. To balance corn something that con tains more mineral and nitrogenous matter must be fed. liens, especially in summer, need but little carbona- ' ceous.matter compared with what they need in winter. The daily cow was the stand-by of the pioneer. She went with him into the wilderness and there harvested the green grass and turned it into de licious food for her owner and his family. If poultry raisers will study the gen eral question of the classes of food elements they can frequently substi tute one for the other, according as they ha ve this or that article at hand and according to the price of the vari ous articles in their nearest markets. Dairy cows should be provided with an open shed to which they may go at any time during the year. The cold rains of March and April are more trying than the more severe weather of winter. The constitution of the dairy cow is not always particularly I strong, and she should lie looked after carefully.—American Agriculturist. In Maine the most active warfare against the Brown-tail moth is carried on in York County, where about one hundred thousand nests have been de stroyed. Some work has been done also in Rockland, Camden and Cum berland Counties. Commissioner Gil man reports that the people in general are much interested in the matter and well aware of the need of prompt and active measures. • About two weeks before the time for clearing off the old fowls a more 'fattening ration should be fed. The meat or beef scraps should be doubled, and the grain food should be almost wholly cracked or whole com. Of course, they should not be allowed to range much. A fowl that is running at large cannot get into really good eating condition.—lnland Poultry Journal. The natural variation in the test of a cow’s milk and of herd milk is some thing that is difficult for any one to understand. Careful observations made by testing the milk daily from single cows and from herds have shown that there may be a difference front day to day of as much as l per cent fat In the milk even when the milk has not been tampered with by skimming it or by adding water thereto.--Profes sor Farrington. An Eastern co-operative creamery reports a successful year with receipts o*' cream twenty-four thousand pounds in excess of the previous year, while in June and July butter was two below the price of 1993. The price is now thirty-two cents, the highest for many years. From 953.7(58 pounds of cream the factory made 201, Si >9 pounds of butter, and paid an average price for butter fat of 2(5 i-12 cents per pound. The average cost of making was ".47 cents. Other income included $7,702 for cream and $1,124 for butter ■ milk. Besides the excellent price paid : by patrons, there is a dividend on > stock of six per cent and the balance s carried over in the treasury is $4,u00. in hatching chickens, Mr. Hare of ’ the Ontario Experiment Station ad vises the placing of nests on the earth, ; so that the moisture of the egg can be retained. It is necessary to have fresh air constantly supplied the eggs during hatching, and also moist, warm air about the eggs when tin chickens are i breaking the shells. To minimize trou ble in hatching chickens it was recom mended that several sitting liens be commenced at the same time i:t one room, and that they be fed and watered together. Win n a reliable in cubator was employed for hatching a large number of chickens, more satis factory results were obtained than wlu n sitting hens were used for the purpose. Incubators using a forced system of hot air for heating the eggs were recommended. Weeds ii the Lawn. The best way to get rid of weeds is to crowd them out with grass, says the Garden Magazine A first-rate lawn will overcome ali intruders, the dan delion possibly excepted. The frequent | use of a good lawn mower Is one of the best means of discouraging weedi The application of lime or land plaster to soils which have a tendency to be acid encourages the grow*® <*f In certain cases, however, when every thing has been done aright, soma weeds will persist, especially plantain and dandelion. The only thing to be done in such is to pull them oat by hand. This work Ls expensive, though it sometimes proves much cheaper than was expected. At any rate, a good lawn is worth the price, and there is no other way. Gains Formalin for Scab, There is considerable argument go ing the rounds of the agricultural press as to the advantage of soaking the seed potatoes in the formalin solution some time before they are to be plant ed. Plainly the only advantage in this would be the matter of time saved at a busy season of the year. On the other hand, it is doubtful if there is any saving in the plan. It is a matter of experiment worth trying, perhaps, but why experiment when it is known that the best results come from plant ing tlie seed as soon after soaking as possible? This one is sure of, and it is letter to work along this line than to try doubtful experiments, except on a small scale. Be careful and buy the formalin from a reliable source, else there is apt to be trouble. Reports in dicate that there is considerable adul terated stuff on the market. A good plan is to buy a small quantity and send a portion of it to your State ex periment station. Just a Hen Story. For steady and continuous laying it is doubtful if there are any hens iu tlie world to equal those of a Phila delphia banker. This gentleman tells with great satisfaction a story that illustrates the almost incredible prow ess in egg-laying of ills hens. "Some lime ago." lie says, "an egg was left for a nest egg in the place where my hens lay. This nest egg the other day hatched, a, and I have one lonely little chick, which several mothers care for. Here is the explanation of this mir acle: My hens are such steady layers that one would no sooner get off the nest egg, having deposited a fresh egg beside it, than another would slip on and in her turn lay. 'i'lius by dozens of different mothers the solitary egg was hatched. Though no one hen ‘sat’ or ‘elooked’ on it, nevertheless it was kept always warm, and in due time there stepped forth from it a lonely but vigorous little chick.” Rise of Rice Crop. The United States in 1904 became a rice-exporting instead of a rice-import ing nation, increasing her exports fifty per cent and decreasing her imports twenty per cent, as compared with the transactions of the prtceding year. In the calendar year 1904 the importa tions of rice into the United States amounted to 137,000,000 pounds, as against 178,000,000 in 1903, a decrease of 41,000,000; while tlie exports of rice (including the shipments to Ha waii and Porto Rico) were 138,000,000, as against 92,000,000 in 1903. In 1903 the purchases of foreign-grown rice by the United States exceeded its sales of that staple abroad by 8(5,000,000 pounds, whereas in 1904 tne sales abroad slightly exceeded the importa tions of rice. Fifteen years ago there was scarcely a barrel of commercial rice produced in what is now known as the prairie rice section of Texas, which extends four hundred miles along the Gulf coast, and contains some of the most fertile lands on this continent. These lands were then val ued at twenty-five cents to $1.50 per acre. To-day improved lands are worth on an average of $12.50 per acre. Within the territory there are about thirty rice mills with a daily capacity of over twenty thousand barrels of rice. Market for Good Products. A short time since the writer had the pleasure of dining at a first-class New York city restaurant with a city friend. It was not one of the so called “swell” places, but oue of the best of the moderate in price affairs. Baked potatoes were a part of the diu ner. and never bef<£re had we eaten such perfect potatoes in early March. Upon inquiry it was found that the steward in charge of the place paid more than double the market price for first-grade potatoes in order to obtain these selected specimens. It would not do to place an inferior tuber before a customer; tiie excuse that it was late in the season would have been of no avail, for the custom er would promptly reply that he was paying a good price for potatoes, and wanted and expected good ones. It is fair to say that it would be practically impossible to name a place where a superior article of food produced on tlie farm could not be sold with profit. We have tried it time and again, uu tii now everything we raise is assorted into select grade. No. 1 grade and No. 2 grade—anything poorer than No. 2 grade is kept for use in some way on j the farm. Try it and be convicted], Income from Maple Groves. Asa result of the study recently made, definite directions for the man agement ami improvement of existing groves, and for the establishment of new ones in suitable localities and un der different conditions have been pre pared and will soon be published by the Bureau of Forestry. Many valu able data regarding the profit in mak ing maple sugar were also collected. From these it appears that a farmer can easily clear about $3 an acre from a sugar grove. The expenses in this estimate are placed at a maximum; all the labor and hauling are charged in a* market rates, though as a mat ter of fact the sugar season falls at a time when the farmer has little other employment for himself or his horses, lu actual practice, for the farmer who can do most of his own work the profit should be considerably larger. And the laud thus utilized will yield little or nothing under any other use. The eld method of collecting the sap by mak ing a diagonal cut in the tree was abandoned long ago because it injured the tree so that it could be worked for but a few years. The approved prae tiee now is to l>ore a hole one inel deep and three-eighths of an inch in dl a meter into the sunny side of trees over twelve inches in diameter, and to make out one hole in eaeh tree, except possibly where the trees are especially large and productive. Vast improve -tnents have also been made in appli ances for handling the sap and boil ing It dot*n So sugar and syrup. BODY OF PAUL JONES. FOUND IN ABANDONED CEME TERY AFTER LONG SEARCH. Famous Naval Hero of Our Revolu tionary Struggle to Ke Honored with a Monument -iiis Historic Fight with the Scrapie. The body of Paui Jones, the famous admiral of the American revolution, buried In the old St. Louis cemetery in Paris more than a hundred years ago, has been found, after a search lasting for five years. Paul Jones died in poverty and neg- " 1 " ! ('/ ' ' ■ y ■■ . ■ %; v • JOHN PAUL JONES. lect in Paris on July 18, 1792. All rec ord of his burial place was lost years ago. General Horace Porter, the American ambassador, began a search for the body five years ago. After many false clews it seemed certain that the famous admiral had been buried in the old cemetery of St. Louis, a square of ground long since covered with buildings. General Porter employed a large force e? workmen and tunneled and cross tunneled beneath the basements of the buildings. The body was found to be well preserved, owing to its be ing immersed in alcohol. It was wrap- - , "m:y" - " 1^— —Cj ■BKteTTiIF^T - -TiMiir -ai FIGHT BETWEEN THE BON HOMME RICHARD AND THE SERAPIS. ped in a sheet, with a packing of straw and hay. Ail present were immediate ly struck by the resemblance of the head to that on the medglions and busts of the admiral. As was antici pated, no uniform, decoration, or sword was found, as all such articles hau been accounted for after the burial. The search ii the abandoned ceme tery of St. Louis, in Paris, for the re mains of John Paul Jones, with the view of bringing them to this country for final sepulture, and the proposal to erect a monument to him in Wash ington, serve to renew interest in this distinguished and early naval hero of our Revolutionary struggle. John Paul, who afterward added Jones to his name, was tlie son of a Scottish gardener, and was born in 1747. At the age of 12 he went to sea, the adventurous life suiting his tem perament. Before he was 20 he had served as mate on two vessels engaged in the slave trade, but the business was distasteful to him and he returned to England. Several other voyages oc cupied him until 1773 when the death of his brother in Virginia called him to this country to settle the estate. It was then he assumed the name Jones. In 1775 Jones’ connection with the American navy began. In that year Congress decided to equip a navy and Jones was commissioned first lieuten nnt of the Alfred. For some time he cruised about as a sort of ocean free lance, capturing whatever English ves sels he could. In 1777 he sailed for France in the Ranger and was com missioned by the American agents at Paris “to distress the enemies of the United States by land or by sea.” He raided the British coasts, took prizes jjiMajSFi:! HOW THE BODY WAS FOUND. in St George's channel and effected a landing at Whitehaven. By 1779 he had a fleet of five vessels under him— four of them having been given to him by the King of Francs. The other vessel was the American built Alli ance. His crew was a motley crown of Americans and French, with little experience of the sea and animated in large part by a spirit of reckless dar ing and love of adventure. Fight with the Serapie. His aim still was the capture of Eng lish vessels, and it was while cruising la Quest of such prizes that h# fought his memorable battle with tne Sernpts; On September 23 he sighted a fleet of forty British merchantmen under the convoy of the Serapis and the Countess of Scarborough. Most of the merchant men ran toward the shore, anchoring under the guns of Scarborough castle. At 7 o’clock in the evening Jones' flag ship, the Bon Home Richard, engaged the Serapis and there followed one of ths fiercest naval conflicts ever record ed. At the beginning of tlie action two cannons of the Richard exploded, bursting the deck above and killing and wo mding a number of men. lu spiteof .Ids the Richard began a Jieary cannonade, whicli was answered by the Serapis. This was maintained' for an hour, and then Jones with his own hands assisted in lashing the two ves sels together, so that the Serapis could not escape, nor take advantage of her superior maneuvering power. Prior to this when Jones had been repelled in an attempt to board the Serapis the English commander, Capt. Pearson, called out, “Have you struck your col ors?” “I haven’t begun to fight yet,’ Jones shouted back. While the two vessels lashed to gether. were in their death duel, both crews fighting fiercely for victory, an unexpected diversion occurred and one which nearly proved fatal to the American vessel. The Alliance had come up. and after exchanging a broadside with the Countess of Scar borough she opened fire on the two vessels struggling together. Whether through treachery, or in the confusion of tlie battle in the dark, her guns did much more damage to the Richard than to the Serapis; and when Jone3 hailed her captain and bade liim lay aboard the British ship, his orders, if heard, were disregarded. By this time both the Richard and the Serapis were terribly shattered. The former’s side, near tlie stern, had been shot through and through until the upper deck had almost 1" i!!eu in upon the gun deck. The Serapis had been set on Sre iu a dozen places by grenades and cannon balls. Just as the moon rose, at 9:30, the Richard, too, caught fire. A cry arose that she was sinking. In the hold were a hundred English prisoners, the crews or captured mer chantmen. Some of the sailors set them loose, to give them a chance for their lives. They rushed on deck, and added to a confusion already almost indescribable. One of them made his way aboard the Serapis, and told Capt. Pearson that his enemy was sinking and helpless. British Flag Comes Down. At the same moment the Richard’s chief gunner ran from below. Seeing none of his superior officers, he sup posed them ail killed, and sprang on the poop deck to haul down the ship’s colors. They had been shot away. Ho yelled for quarter. Capt. Pearson HOISTING THE FIRST AMERICAN FRAG. heard, and shouted back an inquiry whether the Richard had surrendered. Jones ran forward with a thundering “No!” Then the Serapis’ mainmast came crashing down, and her captain struck his flag. The firing ceased, but the con fusion continued. Men ran about in quiring which vessel had surrendered. Both of them had been shattered to helplessness. It had been a question of dogged endurance between their commanders, and Jones had won. It was now clear that the Bon Homme Richard was sinking. Her captain ordered what remained of his crew to go on board the Serapis. Scarcely had the Richard been aban doned when, at 10 o’clock, she settled down and went to the bottom of the North Sea. The captured Serapis drift ed about almost helpless for several days, until on October 6, with the help of his consorts, Jones got her into the Dutch port of Texel. For his conduct in this action Capt Fearson was knighted by King George. “Well,” said Jones, when he heard of it, “he deserves it; and if I ever meet him again, I’ll make a lord of him!'’ For this feat Congress gave Jones a gold medal, and Louis XVI. made him a chevalier of France and presented him with a gold sword. Jones saw no further service in the American navy. In 1788 he entered the Russian service, with the rank of rear admiral, and distinguished him self In a campaign against the Turks. Disappointed in the hope of obtaining an Independent command, he soon left the Russian service and went to Paris, in broken health. There he died in poverty in 1792. Just before his death the appointment as commissioner and consul of the United States to Algiers was sent to him from this country, but he had passed away before the com mission reached France. Impassioned Faction. ▲ reader for a prominent magazine recently received a manuscript which contained an exquisite bit of emotional writing. The young writer thus ’escribed how a beautiful young woman refused the hand of a despicable wretch re sponsible for the ruin of her father: “Scornfully and spurningiy she re fused the cad and slapped his face!” The average college professor makes a specialty of trying to be boyish when he meets his pupils socially. A woman seldom means the mean thin.a the say a NEWS OF WISCONSIN. A WEEK’S RECORD OF STATE HAPPENINGS. Acti\e Boy Forger in Superior— Farm ers Near Jefferson Want Dam Re moved from River—End of Fight Over Cameron Dam— No New Indian School Charged with passing worthless cheeks to the amount of SSB. G. S. Gunderson, 19 years old. is awaiting trial in Supe rior. Tlie young man was arrested at the home of his parents. J. B. Ennis and ids bartender were the first victims of the young man’s penmanship to make their appearance. According to Ennis the boy told the story of a sick father and wanted to purchase a bottle of wine providing Ennis would cash a cheek . ail ing for s2l. Mr. Ennis’ suspicions were a roused and he refused to make the sale. Thomas Solon, the hardware man, said he sold the boy some fence wire, tlie lat ter tendering in payment a check for sl9. which Mr. Solon cashed. Supt. Payne of the Mission said the lad is the person he had accommodated by cashing a cheek for $lB. Would Blow Up Dam. There is promise that Jefferson may have a case rivaling tlie conflict over the Muskego dam in Waukesha county. Farmers owning lands along the river want the dam in Jefferson torn out. so that they can recover hundreds of acres of lands now under the river level. Citi zens declare such a plan would result in making the Rock river a small creek and sjxil the scenery and fishing for which the section is well known. Tlie fanners have held a secret meeting and a com mittee was appointed to wait on the own ers of the dam. with a view of making a purchase. If tlie transfer is made the dam will be dynamited. Fight Over Dam Is Ended. Four deputy United States marshals returned from Cameron dam the other day, and it is rumored that a ♦■ttlement has been reached between John F. Dietz, who has been holding the dam closed, and the Mississippi River Logging Company, under which a truce prevails. It is re ported that the logging company lias agreed to pay Dietz $12,000 for permis sion to run their 20.000,000 feet of pine logs through Cameron dam. Indians Not to Get School. The 200 Indian children who attended school on the Oneida reservation prior to the burning of the government school building recently, may be without regular school quarters next fall. Supt. J. C. Hart of the reservation iias been inform ed that the general Indian department lias no funds for new appropriations. The estimated cost of rebuilding the school is about $12,000. Woman Hangs Herself. Tired of poor health, Mrs. John Fred erick ended her life by hanging at her home, ten miles west of Fond du Lae. Mrs. Frederick tied a sheet to tee tran som of the door and then jumped from a chair on which she stood in tying tlie noose. r Fhe deed had evidently been care fully planned. •State News iu Brief. —he had a soul and was entitled to being called a “man” instead of a “hand.” Iu the town of Janesville Grange hall was set on fire and burned. Kerosene was used. George IV. Brice, one of I.a Crosse’s oldest and best known citizens, is dead, aged (59 years. Mrs. Maria Ford, who was among the first settlers of Osceola, died, at the age of TO years. ’l'iie new $20,000 hall of the Danish Brotherhood Society was dedicated in the presence of 1,000 persons in Racine. While attending the wedding of her sister at Oshkosh, Miss Eliza Corcoran of Duluth, Minn., contracted pneumonia and died. Tlie postoffice at Shawano was burned to the ground. Government stock was destroyed, but the exact amount of loss is not known. The First Presbyterian church of Janesville celebrated its golden anniver sary with services in which many of its former pastors took part. At the annual meeting of the Sparta Berry Association William Hanchell was elected president, and John L. Ilerbst, Peter Wagoner and H. Wright, directors. Charles Tasker, a well-known farmer of Fountain Prairie, was killed almost instantly, having been struck on the head by the lever of a stump pulling machine. Richard Hawkes, one of the oldest residents of Washburn, was drowned at Port Arthur, Out. He lost his footing while leaving the steamer and fell in thirty-five feet of water. With the killing of eleven more head of cattle, the property of G. C. Holsetb, living eight miles north of Midway, the authorities believe they have stamped out anthrax in La Crosse county. Edward Grahm, the 5-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Grahm of the town of Osceola, was Struck by a drag attached to a runaway team of horses and severely if not fatally injured. Charles E. Bross. who has been man ager of tlie Western Union Telegraph Company in Madison since 18(50. lias been retired on a pension of S3O a month. He is known to every politician in the State, having been chief clerk of the Senate about thirteen years, prior to 1891. Anton Kantzer, Sr., a prominent Chil ton resident, slipped on a banana peei while returning from the bank. lie had s2l in his hand. In reaching out to save himself from falling, the money was jerked out of his pocket and into tlie river. Fishermen later recovered the poeketbook. Doane Wright, aged 18 years, was at tacked by a supposed crazy man in Janesville, and his clothes slashed before he was able to escape. The man lias been hiding about the club to which Wright belongs for some time, but disap peared mysteriously when followed. The coopers’ strike in the Milwaukee breweries,. which has affected a large number of men, lias been settled. Both sides conceded important points. I'e contract provides that tlie agreement shall cover four years and that the brew eries shaJl have the option of extending the contract fov an additional year. The Governor has signed the bill ap propriating $185,000 for anew building for the Milwaukee normal school and SIOO,OOO for anew building for the Platteville normal school. Cherries and some varieties of plums and pears are in full bloom. No damage was done by frost, but a northeast wind may have killed half the fruit crop, says George J. Kellogg, the weather observer at Lake Mills. At the next meeting of the Menasha Council an anti-spitting ordinance, which provides for the fastening of cuspidors to telegraph piles, will in all probability be passed. The measure will thus prohibit spitting even in the streets. The accidental return of Mr. and Mrs. George G. Demi to their home in Apple ton saved their two small children from being cremated while in bed. As the parents entered the house they noticed smoke, and rushing to the children's bed room. discovered the bed in flames. The children were rescued before being burn ed. It is supposed they were playing with matches. The freshman debating team of Beloit college won the first annual debate with Lake Forest university, having the af firmative of the question: "Resolved. That the protective tariff on trade be tween United States and Canada be abol ished.” Mrs. John Rohliuger’s house anil barn were destroyed by fire near Woodland, the loss bein': 82.500. Edward Comiskey, the well-known baseball pitcher, was married in Ke nosha to Miss Hose Cl loss. Fred Marx of Lakewood was shot and instantly killed by Otto Jarenek in a quarrel over $5. Jarenek escaped to tlia woods. Italian laborers employed at the kilns of the rnion Lime Company of Milwau kee at Marblehead and Hamilton went on a strike Henry C’hristopherson, a farmer living near Nash, had both arms torn off by dynamite while blowing up stumps. He died three hours later. Michael Weich. a N’oenah boy. fell un der a freight train. Roth legs were cut off. his skull fractured and right shoul der dislocated. He will die. Evergreen Park sanitarium, for the treatment of consumptives, was opened at Lake Nezagnuion, forty, miles north of Cumberland, by Dr. W. U. Hopkins of that city. Ole Johnson, a wealthy La Crosse farmer, nearly lost his life in the de struction of his barn by tire, started by lightning. Johnson, who was in the barn, was stunned. Meuasha and Xeenah may soon be in volved in litigation owing to the fact that Meuasha lias refused to pay t;. es to its sister city on a stone quarry which is located within the limits of Xeenah. William Begley & Sons Company, man ufacturers of light iron work, went into bankruptcy in Milwaukee. No schedule of assets or liabilities has been made public. The plant is worth about $200,- 000. Lightning struck the saloon of Henry Hendricks at Wansankee. That place and the offices of Tyrell & Evert. Mar tin McDonough and the dwelling of Han nah Dunne were destroyed. Insurance covers the loss. A stranger held up Isaac Stephenson, millionaire lumberman in Marinette, as the former Congressman was going home from his office, but the would-be high wayman was beaten off by a blow from Mr. Stephenson’s cane. Ethel Deone Darker, one of the best known young women of Kenosha, is se riously ill with nervous prostration at the Maryland State normal at Baltimore. Miss Raker was a teacher at the normal at the time she was stricken In Kenosha Judge E. R. Belden grant ed a divorce to Oscar Kobbel rroin Louisa Kobbel, by default. Ilobbel al leges that the cruel and inhuman treat ment of iiis wife forced him to give up i $20,000 business in Chicago. The weekly crop report issued by the government reviews conditions in this State as follows: We.ivher very change able, but mainly favorable for crops and farm work; oats, barley, spring wheat, and rye healthy, good stands in south ern portions; winter wheat, rye. grass and pastures doing well; preparations for corn and potatoes well advanced, and some planting will be done next week. Deputy Warden A. X. Beau and Con stable Brown were shot at by two fish ermen at Lake Noquelmy, and they re turned the fire. There were no casual ties. The officials suddenly came on two fishermen setting nets contrary to law and the latter tied, shooting with shot guns a few moments later from a shelter of trees. The officers opened up on the assaultir party and drove them off and took up the nets. The Manitowoc Advancement Associa tion has asked the new Council for an option on forty-four aeres of land which is desired as the site for the new piano factory. As the result of the recent elec tion it is probable that the move to bond the city for SIOO,OOO to be used in secur ing industries will be dropped, as Mayor Stolze and a majority of the Aldermen are opposed to any bonds except for own ership of public utilities. The Kenosha Municipal store, which has attracted wide attention during the past two years, has gone out of busi ness. The store had been a great suc cess under the management of Alderman Peter Jacobs. It resulted in a saving of more than $2,000 annually. At the last city election Alderman Jacobs was defeated and the first thing done by the new administration was to adopt some new plan for the care of the city poor. Judge G. T. Moeskes in Appleton has a cigar in his possession which lias travel ed across the Pacific ocean four times. It was sent by his nephew to his father in Chicago. The latter refused it on account of the duty. It was returned to the sendei in Manila, who in the mean time had s, iled for this country. The cigar overtook the sender, who was a member of the navy, while he was in San Francisco. The cigar traveled 27,- 000 miles. The Supreme Court has reversed the decision of the Outagamie County Court in the damage suit of Adolph Gunderson of Xeenah against L. Struebing of Osh kosh. Gunderson was arrested at Osh kosh at the instigation of Streubing, who suspected him of having stolen a pair of fur gloves. Gunderson was found not guilty and sued for damages and receiv ed a verdict on the ground that the Osh kosh ordinance which permits police offi cers to arrest persons under suspicion without a warrant, is invalid and uncon stitutional. An axle of a locomotive drive wheel broke while an Omaha passenger was running forty miles an hour near Mill ston. The train ran about a quarter of a mile farther, one drive rod was thrown sixty feet and the cab was smashed. Steel and iron wreckage was strewn along, and the fishplates were sheared off the rails. The only thing that saved the ears from telescoping was that the wheels dragged on their sides until the train came to a standstill, and the loco motive remained upright. The engineer and the fireman remained at their posts. There were three Senators on board, No ble. Frear and McGillivray. The striking high school stu dents are back at work under Principal James, for the dismissal of whom they struck. They went back after the school board had rescinded its suspension of the leaders and after Superintendent Jackson had personally pleaded with them. Al though the immediate dismissal of James was not secured, the boys were assured that he will stay onl\ to the end of this term. The boys were also iueensed that the board should ask Superintendent Jackson tivresign at once and the board had rescinded that action by way of pal liation also. The mangled body of Herman .Tabu of Rozellville was found beside the Wiscon sin Central tracks, a few rods no.th of the Marshfie and depot. The head was severed from the body. lie was supposed to have been struck by a night train. He was a widower, 40 years of age, and leaves six children. Rev. S. H. Anderson of Appleton ob jects to the manner in which some firms advertise for help. In his Sunday ser mon he referred t > a sign in a neighbor ing city which read, “Twenty hands wanted.” Mr. Anderson says he dorS not believe that a human being should be referred to as ’hands." and that it made no difference where a man worked John Zlebor. a prominent Bohemian of Racine, was arrested on a charge of con tempt of court. He had in charge the estate of John Bostal. another Bohemian, who committed suicide, and had been or dered to turn over the personal property on Ap-il 29. Kenosha county farmers refuse to have political honors thrust upon them. At the last spring election thirty justices of the peace were elected in the differ ent towns of the county, and of this num ber only eight have qualified. Thr*-? of the towns of the county are left without a justice court. The men are all farm ers. and claim that there is no money in serving the people. WISCONSIN SOLONS. On Thursday a resolution that tax dodging companies ought to he forced out of business was introduced in the As sembly. The Senate passed a bill cre ating a forestry commission. The Sen ate laid over fourteen important bills and disposed of fourteen unimportant ones. The freight rate bill air l Stout 300-foot bill were laid over in the Senate. The bill to pay competing architects for new capitol was sent to the Governor. The Morris county option bill was killed by the Senate. The two houses disagreed on how soon after divorce innoeent party ought to be allowed to remarry. A sub stitute bill for taxing life insurance poli cies was introduced. Railroad taxation bill, on which Hudnall won out Wednes day, was re-referred to committee. The bill to fix standard of quality of gas at 750 thermal units was recommended for passage. The resentment -if the administration members of the Assembly against the lobbyists who have beeu opposing some of the administration measures has reached such a stage that a legislative investigation lias been ordered. Mr. Henry Thursday evening introduced a resolution providing for the appointment of five members to ascertain the facts and report without delay on the reports that some of the lobbyists have not taken the precaution to register with the Sec retary of State, in accordance with the law. Both houses of the Legislature held short sessions Friday morning, the Sen ate postponing consideration of irs entire calendar and the Assembly holding a per functory session, having cleaned up its Friday’s calendar Thursday. Although no bills were advanced or passed, many important ones were reported in by com mittees. The Assembly passed the bill opposed by the American Book Company and favored by the independent book companies, providing for the appointment of a commission to make a list of three text books for each study taught iu the common schools of the State from which lists all principals and teachers and school boards shall select what books shall be used iu their respective schools. The vote on it was 43 to 29. The As sembly also passed the Torrens land sys tem bill by a vote of 50 to 21. The Social Democrats won quite a substantial victory in saving from defeat the Streh low bill increasing the number of fac tory inspectors. The committee on man ufactures recommended an increase from six to fourteen, but the committee on claims refused its sanction and recom mended the bill for indefinite postpone ment. Mr. Brockhausen introduced an amendment increasing the number of in spectors from six to ten and it prevailed by a vote of 48 to 30. The Governor sent a message to the Assembly giving the names of persons he has pardoned or paroled from the different State penal institutions during the last two years. The Assembly Monday night by a unanimous vote passed a bill to assess on an advalorem basis the property of street railways and heat, light and power com panies operated in connection with rail way companies. The assessment is to be made by the State Tax Commission di rect and the tax is to be returned to the cities or towns in which the companies are located. There will be no legislation along the lines of the Thayer district option bill at this session of the Legislature. The Assembly Tuesday, by a vote of 38 to 37, adopted the substitute providing for a referendum instead of the purely re monstrance feature of the Thayer bill to bar saloons from residence districts. Then by a vote of 40 to 30 it killed the bill. There was ro debate on the measure. The Governor’s veto of the Martin bill, giving the board of control parole pow ers, was sustained, without debate, by a vote of 13 to 07. those voting to pass tbe bill over the Governor’s veto being Messrs. Baker. Berner, Brockhausen, Coffland, Durlaud. Hansen. Frank John son, Henry Johnson, Norcross, Rage, Ramsey, Strelilow, Westfakl. The As sembly concurred in Senate amendments to 547A, giving to truant officers the powers of assistant factory inspectors to enter factories. The Assembly took fav orable action on a resolution to amend constitution to limit suffrage to full citi zens. A fight was made on the bills to increase salaries of employes of insur ance department. A conference between the two houses has been arranged to con sider the bill prohibiting marriages of di vorced persons within one year of date of divorce. The biil to regulate automobiles passed by the Assembly was held up in the Senate. Senator Rogers viciously attacked the bill. Biin Passed—Senate. 83S (Senator Morris), relating to tem porary highways. 400S (Senator Flatten), providing for commission to supply books and period icals to the schools of the State. 503S (committee on capitol and grounds), relating to appropriation made by section 2, chapter 399, laws of 1903. 510S (committee on agriculture), relat ing to importation of cattle. 323A (Mr. Burdeau), providing for county aid in construction of permanent highways. 702A (committee on agriculture), relat ing to legal fences. 7A (committee on manufactures), to regulate manufacture and sale of gold and silver articles. 583A (Warner), authorizing placing of poles within curb line upon capitol square. GISA (Westfahl), relating to allowance of accounts of executors and administra tors. 302A (committee on manufactures), providing for furnishing of scaffoldings and hoists, etc., in construction of new buildings. 50GA (committee on railroads), relating to taxation of railroads exten£ng for two years the system of liceuse'fees to permit the Su;>r*me Court to act upon the ad valorem law. G9SA (committee on cities), relating to cities and fixing terms of efrtair: city officers. 701A (committee on hinds and mining), relating to increasing of height of dam on Black river. Hills Passed—Assembly. No. 530A (Air. Curtiss), relating to the manufacture and sale of buckwheat flour (for concurrence in Senate amendn^ut). 2SSS (Froemmiug). to safeguard of contractors in special street work in cities of the first class. No. 296A (Mr. Storm), relating to the powers, duties and legal assistance of the ijiiiry and food commissioner (for concur rence in Senate amendment). No. 442S (Senator Itoehr). relating to garnishment. No. 321A (committee on education!. re lating to text books in the common schools of the State of Wisconsin. No. 248A Air. I.e lioyt. relating to the manufacture or sale of lemon extract and vanilla extract (for concurrence in Sen ate amendment No. 287A (committee on dairy and food), relating to the sale of adulterated honey (for concurrence in Senate amend ment). No. 472A (Mr. Dahl), concerning land titles. No. 497A (committee on State affairs), relating to hawkers and peddlers, etc. No. 740A (committee on railroads), to prohibit public officers from asking, ac cepting or using a free pass, etc. No. 297S (Senator Morris), relating to tho protection of fish and game. Senator \\ ylie offered an amendment to the automobile bill to protect tha rights of those who are fond of riding iu the band wagon. The amendment as suggested is ns follows: “Nothing in this act shall be construed as in any way preventing, obstructing, impeding, em barrassing, or in any other manner or form infringing upon the prerogative of any political chauffeur to run an auto mobile baud wagon, at any rate of speed he sees fit compatible with safety of the occupants thereof, provided, however, that not less than ten nor more than twenty ropes be allowed at all times to trail behind this vehicle when in mo tion, in order to permit those who havt been so fortunate as to escape with their political lives an opportunity to be drag ged to death, and provided further when ever a mangled political corpse implores for mercy, the driver of the machine shall in accordance with the provisions of this bill ‘throw oat the life line.’ ” All this talk against the lobbyists inght to lead to a simple solution of the problem of what to do with them *nd how to regulate them. Lobbyists, ft is generally conceded, are the repre sentatives of special interests. In pro tecting their interests they make them selves pleasant to the wearied and home sick legislators and so perhaps influence them to vote for their measures, a thing which the members might not do if the lobbyists had not been so kind to them. Why not have a lobbyist or force of lob byists for the people"? Let there be a lot of good fellows with good big salaries and plenty of expense money who will make it pleasant for the legislators whose time hangs heavy on their hands, and so counteract the influence of the lobbyists for special interests. We have district attorneys and all kinds of com missioners to look after the people’s in terests. Why not lobbyists, too. since these gentlemen have so much influence? Now if history repeats itself, and they say it does, twenty-five or thirty years from now Max Loeb will be Governor of the State and will be welcoming home from an interstate oratorical contest some radiant youth, for whom the stu dents will build bonfires and the towns people will gather to do honor. But Loeb must begin at once plotting against tbe present regime and push his claims in season and out of season. It was about twenty-five years ago that the then “Boss” Keyes was one of the foremost of Madison citizens to greet young Rob ert M. La Follette on his triumphant re turn from an oratorical contest. He said that in the East the students delight to heap honors on those who conquer by drawn, but in the West we honor those who conquer by brain. And a few years later- Mrs. Aloys Loelier, the “woman in black.” who is interested in the bill ap propriating $3,099 for the purchase of a bronze replica of the Columbian shield, the work of her deceased husband, has proven to be one of the cleverest lobby ists at (he Legislature. Even she was somewhat stumped recently/, however, when after explaining to a rustic mem ber the artistic merit of the shield, its noble conception, its exquisite design, and the educational value it would have if exhibited in some public place in the capitol, the legislator stroked his beard and asked how much the shield weighed. Mrs. I.oeher replied that she just hap pened to know that it weighed about 490 pounds. “Well,” drawled tbe skeptical solon, “how much is bronze selling for a pound now?” Mrs. Loelier was tempted to ask in reply how much brains could be bought for a pound. The committee on claims lias reported favorably on a bill providing for the payment of $129 to a certain man who claims to have furnished boiler compound to the State, upon the order of the super intendent of public property. Gen. Geo. E. Bryant, the veteran superintendent, and his deputy, Mr. Bennett, protested before the committee against the pay ment of the bill, claiming that, the State had no "use for the material and that it could be returned. On the other hand, it was claimed that the stuff was injured in the capitol fire and that it had been duly ordered by Gen. Bryant. The commit tee came to the conclusion that the State couldn’t afford to wrangle over a small matter like that, especially inasmuch as (he claimant had actually furnished the material. The Attorney General's force has been overworked during this session. More than ever before the committees have re ferred measures to that department for opinions as to their eoiisutut.Vrilit'" Heretofore it was quite customary for the Governor, when the bills came to him. to secure an opinion from the legal authority of the State, but now the com mittees aro doing it. Which goes to show that tbe legislators are becoming more careful in the drafting of their bills. It also emphaszies the need of the perma nent revision committee clerk, as was suggested at the commencement of the session. The idea was abandoned on ac count of the inability of the factious to get together on a man. Is the case of John Dietz of Cameron dam an example of what we are coming to in the agitation against the corpora tions on account of their high-handed methods? His brether openly averred befor~ a committee of the Legislature that a poor man had no use for the courts in a fight against a big corpora tion. The Senate committee >a judiciary in troduced anew bill a day or two ago and recommended it for indefinite post ponement lit the same time. The pur pose of this strange -notion was to make the proceeding a matter of record so that a certain claimant against ihe State could bring suit to collect his claim. The bill to compel employers to give three days’ notice before dis-larging a man and employes three days’ notice be fore quitting his job was killed in the Senate. During this Legislature it is better to bold a minor position mail to be a boss. The pay of the legislative employes in several departments amounts to more than the pay of their employers. The sergeant-at-arms and chief clerk, for in stance. receive SOO9 for tin* session, while the bookkeeper and assistant sergeant at-arms receive $5 a day for every day of the term. Sunday and r- days includ ed. On a recent day th ■ session had lasted 129 days, and so on that day the appointees’ pay equalled that of their bosses. Every day thereafter until final adjournment their $5 per diem is velvet of the smoothest kind. There is no need for further apprehen sion that when you are dead an 1 gone and your sorrowing relatives erect a monument over your grave as a token of their great grief and sorrow, the heart less monument maker will come into the cemetery some dark night and steal away that monument to be made over .‘tiro a mark of sorrow for some other man. The Turner bill making debts for gravestones a lien on the property fiiiel to pass muster in the Senate. A bill has passed both houses to in crease the bond of ti e commissioner of vusurance from $40,9. ) to $109,000.