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THE RED BARN DOOR.
Clue snuggled down In furry mid soapstones' k'udly heat, W cleft the drifts to grandpa's house, our mother's kin to greet. All day our Jingling sleigh-bells' tune smote keenly on the air, But long ere noon some small voice piped, "Pa, aren’t we almost there?" Then to beguile our restlessness our father told once more How we should know the place afar; the sign, a red barn door. O'er hill and dale we gaily sped, past farm steads dull and gray, And hailed each anowy hamlet as a mile stone on our way. No homely roadside object but our eyes were quick to see. And muffled voices chattered fast In child ish Jubilee. W Tied In sighting landmarks which fa miliar aspect bore. And longingly we looked ahead for grand pa's red barn door. Oar mother, from the seat In front, held us In heedful thought. And stayed our rising hunger with the cookies she had brought. Twas she who chose the friendly house where we should stop to rest. And saw us tucked, all warm again, within our slelgh-box nest. flhe talked of names once common In her girlhood's rustic lore, And knew each twist and turn that came before the red barn door. The reins held laxly In his hand, our father sat serene And bummed quaint melodies that kept his old world memories green. The long miles stretched away, and when the lengthened shadows fell No thought of cold or cramping limbs our eagerness could quell. We ecanned each distant looming crest ‘hat reared Itself before. Till all at once somebody cried, "I see the red barn door 1” Now sometimes when the sleigh-bells ring and roadways gleam with snow I feel that flooding Joyousness that thrilled me long ago. I see the shining faces in the paling win ter light. The arms that wait In welcome ttere, to clasp and hold me tight. And then T pray that heaven's gate such gladness may restore As when we came to grandpa’s house, be side the red barn door. — Alice Crittenden Derby, In Youth's Com panion. I A TURKEY HUNT. | m By Lirda Woodruff Be,* h. m 1 u * We came very near not being thankful at all this year—for how was it possible to be thankful without turkey? And this deslr“hle bird so pertinaciously dodged our earnest attempts to apply the pos sessive pronoun that we began to despair of ever owning one, and, unfortunately, we wanted three. Any one could spend the summer in the country —that was commonplace enough; but Thanksgiving and Christmas would be anew revelation of beauty and com fort to people accustomed to confined views and brick walls. So we stayed and chestnutted, and gathered stacks of bright-hued maple leaves, and wrote such glowing accounts of the good times we were having to all our friends and rela tives that two or three of them, without ceremony, invited themselves to spend Thanksgiving with us. We then conclud ed that we might as well make a merry party of it, and invited a number more, until about eighteen or twenty people had promised to eat their Thanksgiving dinner At our table. A lovely day in Indian summer, and with that soft haze over the purple-tip ped mountains in the distance, two wom en of us drove oft' in a most unromantic expedition after turkeys. We had been furnished with a regular list by the neigh bor, and we agreed first to attack a cer tain Mrs. Simes. A woman in a sun bonnet issued from the gate as we drove up, and in answer to our inquiry, in formed us that “Miss Simes was jest set tin’ to.” As it was approaching the hour of noon, this probably meant that Mrs. Simes was on the eve of dining. The house looked hermetically sealed. The door was opened by the very lady we ■were in quest of, a motherly looking par sonage, who appeared to have been try ing to do half a dozen things at once, as her hands were floury, the bosom of her •dress was stuek with pins, while the skirt was wet with recent dabbling in the water, and she was hastily disposing of tome edible which had evidently been pop ped into her mouth just as she came to the door. Having told her where we lived, how long we had lived there, how long we ex pected to live there, and various other things relating to our domestic matters, we worked our way gradually to the tur keys, and modestly asked her if she could accommodate us with three. Passing through the doorway that open ed into the kitchen, Mrs. Simes threw her voice upstairs, and shrieked: “Emmerline! Em-mer-/ie/ w “Haow?” was the reply, in a voice that •eenied to break the drums of our ears. “How many turkeys can we spare to aell?” “Can spare any." said the dredful voice. "Sho!” returned the old lady as she ended the colloquy: “guess we ken spare one. How'll that do?” We informed Mrs. Simes that It wouldn't do at all. The offer of one tur key in place of three was a perfect insult, and rather indignant that our time had been wasted for nothing, we left our hostess to finish her “settin' to." The second one on the list was of the male persuasion, “and as great an old •crew as ever lived." we were confidential lp ' >rmed. We found him at work in the barn, a very hard-looking specimen Indeed. When he was made aware of th* nature of our errand he eyed us suspi ciously. “Seemed to him we were takir.’ time bv the forelock ; it wanted three hull weeks to Thanksgivin’ yet.” We wore takiug time by the forelock, we admitted, because people made such a rush for turkeys at the last that we were Afraid of not getting any then. "That’s jest it.” he rejoined, with a shrewd grin, “and I guess I’ll keep mine till they go up.” Several people In succession, who had refused us their own turkeys strongly ad vised a visit to ".lob Tiller." He had no end of a flock, and maybe we could make a trade. To Job Tiller we accordingly went. As soon as we had said “turkeys." he led the way to the bark yard, where we be held a pen of turkeys, hens and gobblers, at least fifty all told. “Shoo:in’ comes off on the 25th," sa;d the proprietor. We exchanged a look of interrogation. “Shooting? What shooting? We want ed to buy turkeys.” “Twentv-five cents a chance,” respond ed Mr. Tiller. We were turkeyless, and all those ex pected guests loomed up before us as a hungry multitude clamoring to be fed. We were app’-oaching our cottage in a dis pirited frame of mind, when we encoun tered a small boy. and some happy in- GOOD REASON FOR GIVING THANKS. NEVER have the people of America come to the season for returning thanks to the Giver of all bounties with more profound cause for rejoicing than in this year of grace one thousand nine hundred and six. We think first perhaps, of the material benefits the twelve-month has secured to us. The crops in every section of the country have been such as to guard us against want and to enable us to aid in the great work of sup plying the world's needs. Upon the farm our prosperity in America still chiefly depends. Nor have we forgotten that the institution of Thanksgiving arose through the Providential supplying of hungry mouths. North and south, east and west, the fact of bountiful harvests has guaranteed us prosperity in every walk of life. The busy mills of the manufacturers, the thronging shops of merchants, the enormous business of railways and steamship companies, the sound of hammer and pick in countless mines of every sort, all testify to the material blessings awarded to us, far more according to our necessities than to our just deserts. We must not forget, either, that we remain at peace with the world. For this blessing we cannot be too thankful. But chiefly let us praise the Al mighty for having granted the people of America the final blessing of liberty and independence. When we look upon Russia, storm tossed and almost wrecked In the mighty travail that may yet bring such liberty as we have always known to every dweller under the flag of the Czar, we realize at last that the air of freedom from tyranny and oppression which has been the breath of our nostrils from birth is the true reason for peace, for our happi ness, for our growth and material prosperity, even as the human soul ani mates the body. In this year, too, do not let ns forget that there has been a tremendous searching of the souls of men in high places, and such a condemnation of evil doers as strengthens the hands of every good and righteous cause. Dishonesty, self-seeking, lustful greed, false stewardships in private and public life, cor ruption in high places and low, these have all been condemned with a hearti ness that the country has never known in Its previous history. Thanksgiving day itself, too long given over to mere pastime and enjoy ment, takes on a newer and more sacred aspect as the years roll on. It Is a day for the devout returning of thanks to Almighty God for the countless blessings secured to our fathers and to us, their descendants. It is a day for humble supplication that such liberties and privileges as we ourselves enjoy may be handed down, undimmed and unblemished, to posterity. So shall we, our families unitt>d all over this land of ours, join and be as one with the mighty hosts of the past, the still greater throngs of the future, of those who praise God for America on this national holy day.—Wallace Rice spiration prompted us to inquire what he knew about turkeys. “He’d got three,” he said, “that he’d been a-fatten’ a-puppus for Thanksgivin’, and we could have ’em like as not.” Where did he live? we asked next. The future possible President turned his thumb in the direction of our back prem ises, and said that his name was Sam Flale. If he had said it was Norval on tne Grampion Hills, we could scarcely have been more surprised. Hadn’t those wretched turkeys belonging to our unde sirable neighbors, the Flales, been the pest and destruction of our gardening opera tions all summer? and hadn’t pater fa malias threatened to shoot them until he was hoarse? And wasn’t it rather funny that, after all our toil and tribulation, the coveted turkeys could be found under our very noses, and delicately fattened for us on the best of sweet corn and to matoes, and other “sass” that turkeys de light in—all from our own garden? Somebody said the dinner was a poem, and it certainly was a triumphant suc cess. The company were in raptures; and one guest, who had never lived in the country, said it was so easy for us to get good poultry. Then we told our story, and the peals of laughter that reverberated around the table were called forth by our turkey hunt and its very unexpected end ing.—’People’s Home Journal. A Tlianksfgivlns Fable. A gay young Gobbler, seeing how Melancholy the Turkeys were, propound ed A Conundrum. “Why are Turkeys the Drum Corps of the Fowl Creation? Give it up? Be cause they all carry Drumsticks. THANKSGIVING. Anticipation. Realization. Retribution . O-u-c-h!” He dodged A blow from the Patriarch of the Flock who Overheard him. “Spare Me,” said the young Fellow, assumiug the Defensive. “I can give you A Better one. Why do Turkeys have No Hereafter?” The Patriarch blustered Around and dragged his Wings, looking very Fierce. He knew he ought to know, but couldn't for the Life of Him remember. So be Glowered at the Culprit and asked Se verely: "Well, Sir, why do Turkeys hav No Hereafter?” "Because they have their Necks Twirl ed in This.” "Pooh!” said the Patriarch Contemp tuously. “That was around on Crutches when Adam wore Kilts. Now, here is Something new that I Oaught on the Wing. We are All to be Dry Picked this Year.” “What!” Shrieked A giddy Blond with a pink Crest. "Not on Your life!” "No. Silly, but as Soon as it is Over. It is the old Way of Turkey Undertak ing and The only Way. In Philadelphia, where I Chipped into the World, Dry Picking was the Correct Thing. All the old families held to It. That gives Tur key Feathers the chance of their Lives. Turkey Tails for Faus—l am told the Aborigines quite IX>te on Them.”—Chi cago Record-Herald. ltow to Cook a Turkey. A chef who has for many years presided over the cuisine of one of New York City's best hotels gives this recipe for pre paring and cooking the Thanksgiving tur ker i "Slit the neck of the turkey from the back of the heal down its whole length and with the fingers separate the skin from it. Cut the skin a little above the middle and pull apart, then cut the neck off at the base. That win leave the skin inta *t for further use. “Take the intestines out through an in cision in the abdomen, but first take out the crop by inserting the finger where you have cat the neck off : la> >sen the strings, or pipes, inside and puli them easily, then the whole crop will come out intact. Wash well, and the turkey will be ready for stuffing. "For the stuffing soak a small stale loaf of bread in cold water and when soft squeese all the water out; place in a bowl, add salt, pepper, thyme or sage or both: fry one onion chopped fine in four ounces of butter and a little ham. bacon or salt pork; cut fine, add a whole egg and mix well. Stuff the crop or wishbone part thoroughly and fasten the skin over it on the back of the turkey with a skewer or sew it; the rest put inside. Bake the tur key in a hot oven and cook about ninety minutes.” The Wish that JefTy Wished. Now what do yon think that JefTy wished On a turkey-bone Thanksgiving day? lie brought It to me. “Le’s wish.” said he. “You pull an’ I pull—that Is the way.” I pulled and he pulled, at each end, As wishers have wished since turkeys were made. There came a snap! the deed was done, And leffy’s piece was the longer one! “O goody, hooray, It’s my wish!" he said. And what do you think that boy had wished. One at each end, as wishers do? It seems queer, I know. But he told me so — Jefl’y had wished that his wish would come truej A Thanksgiving Game. One of the funniest of the funny games peculiar to Thanksgiving time is called “hunt the turkey.” Go out to the kitchen and take the tur key out of the oven and bring it in and hide it somewhere in the parlor. Under the lace curtains in the windows is a good place or you might shove it down inside of the piano. Then let the guests come in and hunt for it. The person who finds it must hit someone with it before the person can get it back to the other room, which is home base. It is not fair to throw the turkey, as it must be swung by the hands. If a person accidentally knocks over a lamp or breaks a picture or throws the turkey through the window he or she must pay a forfeit. Of course this game, which is funny and one in which both young and old may join, must not be played longer than half an hour before the time set for the din ner, for the turkey must be taken back to the oven and allowed to finish cooking before being carried to the table. It is not fair to take bites out of the turkey when it is found and it is also against the rules of the game to kick the turkey around the room. It must be held in the hands, right side up. so that the stuffing will not fall out.—New York World. Uncle Sam’s Thanksgiving. It must be remembered that the Presi dent’s proclamation appointing a day of thank offering and praise to the Most High goes not only to the forty-five States and territories, but also to the new island dependencies of the republic—Porto Rico. Hawaii and the Philippines. The natives of these tropica! climes take quite kindly to any sort of a holiday, especially a holi day that involves a feast, so that Thanks giving is already popular among them. Uncle Sam's national bird, the gobbler, is not well known to them yet. but it is quite probable thar they will appreciate his succulent qualities. There are enough native Americans in the various islands, including soldiers, merchants, officials, school teachers and the like, to see that the introduction is properly brought about. What Turkeys Eat. Turkeys are the greatest grasshopper exterminators in the world. When very young they must be fed bran, but after that they pick up their own food. For the starchy elements they eat waste wheat from stubble fields: for the vege table part of their diet they devour sev eral varieties of weed and grass seeds and for meat substance they consume grasshoppers and bugs. Turkey Now. “I see." remarked the duck, “that chick ens are selling in the market at 3 cents a pound.” “Yes.” replied the hen, “I never felt as cheap in my life." All the fall they feed the ihrkey. Till he’s almost had enough. But he learns their motive only When they cry. "You're iust the stuff!" “OUR BOY." Yes, me and ma had turkey In the old Thanksgivin’ way. With all the flxln's proper fer to celebrate the day. And I kin taste that turkey yet—'twas aura a slick old bird; I ate so much It was an hour afore I hard ly stirred. We had some neighbors to the spread, which added to the Joy. But let me tell ye, Hiram, me and ma w• missed our boy. Ye see. he allers jined with us In our Tbauksglvlu’ feast Until he took that city Job a-sellln'' goods down East. Ma wrote him 'bout two weeks ago, and I stuck on a line; I guess he couldn't jes' make out that shaky hand o' mine. Leastwise, he didn't Jtne us, as 'n other years he did; I wanter tell ye. Hiram, me and ma we missed that kid. I reckon folks that's growln’ old Is apt to Agger back— We sat thar eatin’ turkey, but our thoughts was all o’ Jack. Ma had a chair pulled up fer him, and plate, and forks, and all. And on his plate his plcter, she had taken from the wall. Ye see, Jack was the ouly one God gave us to enjoy; We cried a little. Hiram. Me and ma we missed our hoy. —Milwaukee Sentluel. Johnny and the Gobbler. Johnny—Ma, let me kill de gobbler? Ma—Why, certainly. “Where’s de turk? Just watch me!!!” 111 I I i4l “Gee! Guess I’d better be diggin’ fishin’ worms.” THANKSGIVING IN CAMP. How the Army at Valley Forge Cele brated Burgoyne’e Snrrender. The first national Thanksgiving day was authorized by Congress for Thurs day, Dec. 10, 1777, in view of the sur render of Gen. Burgoyne. The manner in which the day was observed, aside from religious exercises, by the army at Valley Forge is thus described by an officer of Washington’s army: “Last Wednesday was set apart as a day of general rejoicing, when we had a feu de joie, conducted with the greatest order and regularity. The army made a most brilliant appearance, after which his excellency dined in public with all the officers of the army, attended by a band of music. I never was present where there was such unfeigned and per fect joy as was discovered in every coun tenance. ‘*The entertainment was concluded with a number of patriotic toasts attend ed with huzzas. When the general took his leave there was a universal clap, with loud huzzas, which continued till he had proceeded a quarter of a mile, during which time there were a thousand hats tested in the air. His excellency turned around with his retinue and huz zaed several times.” A Thanksgiving Dinner. A pretty way to decorate the table is to scatter sumac, maple and other bright colored leaves over the white cloth. These may be preserved when gathered in their glory by passing a waxed flat iron over them.) Or arrange a border clear around the tablecloth. If that arrangement is not liked, a centerpiece of white, encircled with the leaves, is pretty; in the middle set a clear glass rose bowl filled with more leaves or green ferns. Still another appropriate center orna ment is a fair-sized pumpkin scraped in side until quite thin, the stem end cut off about one-third down, and then the edge cut in pretty notches, filled with fruit; apples, pears and grapes. It can be made to look very pretty, and then, you see, its contents can be eaten also. Turkey with cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie always seem especially ap propriate for Thanksgiving, but if one cannot have turkey, we all know chick en and spareribs are neither of them to be despised. I will send two plain menus, which we have enjoyed, and I hope the other sisters will think of something still better, so we can have a variety to choose from: MENU NO. 1. Roast Turkey Bread Dressing Cranberry Sauce White Br”ad Brown Bread Baked Squash Mashed Potatoes Cucumber Pi ’kles Cabbage Salad Pumpkin P'e Doughnuts Preserved Pumpkin Tarts CofTe,- and Vrult MENU NO. 2. Roast Spareribs Apple Sauce Baked Potatoes Mashed Turnips Celery Cheese Rolls Coffee Baked Indiau Pudding, with Butter Sauce Apple Fruit Cake Coffee Cider Syllabub No Tabloid Minis. “There are only three of us in the family," said the customer, “and a five pound turkey for Thanksgiving would be all we could possibly manage.” “You'll have to take a real turkey.” briskly replied the dealer. "We don’t keep ’em in tabloid form.”—Chicago Tribune. For years past experiments have been made on tbe Prussian state rail ways with the employment of female ticket clerks. These, apparently, are not successful, for the railway minis ter has issued instructions that tbe fe male ticket clerks are to be gradually replaced by men. Sea urchins, starfish and frogs are rather low in the scale of nature, and no higher species has yet been repro duced by artificial fertilization. COUNTS IN STANDARD OIL INDICTMENT. Illegal crushing of competition and un fair manipulation of the prices of oils. Organization of bogus “independent” companies to cut prices to customers of real independents. Division of the whole territory of the United States into districts so that sub sidiary companies within assigned limits have a monopoly. Illegal agreements with railroads by which independent oil companies ate com pelled to pay from two to six times the Standard’s freight rsffvs. Monopolizing the business of pipe lines and failing in the duty of common carrier. Establishing a system of rate discrimi nation in its favor through influence with and ownership of railroads by the individual defendants. Using its monopoly of the railroad market for lubricating oils as a club lo obtain unfair traffic favors. TENTACLES ON ALL BUSINESS. Eiormooa Scope of Investment of Standard Oil Millions Shown, The enormous hold of Standard Oil millions upon the business of the coun try is shewn by the following table of interests controlled by them and the cap italization of each: industrial concerns. Amalgamated Copper $155,000,000 American Sugar Refining Com pany 80,000,000 United Metals Selling Company 10,000,000 Butte Coalition Copper Com pany 15,000,000 Corn Products Company 86,000,000 Total $356,000,000 GAS COMPANIES. Consolidated Gas. New York... $195,000,000 Brooklyn Union Gas, Brooklyn. 33,000,000 Peoples Gas Light and Coke Company, Chicago 70,000,000 Total $298,000,000 RAILWAY CORPORATIONS. Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul $404,000,000 Union Pacific Railroad 600,000,000 Southern Pacific Company .... 620,000,000 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe. 455,000,000 Total $2,0X9,000,000 BANKS AND TRUST COMPANIES. National City Bank $ 25,000,000 Second National Bank 300,000 Lincoln National Bank 300,000 Bank of the Metropolis 1.000,000 Hanover National Bank 3.000,000 Seaboard National Bank 1,000,000 Citizens' Central Nationnl Bank 2,530,000 Riggs National Bank, Washing ton 1,000,000 Farmers’ Loan and Trust Com pany 1,000,000 United States Trust Company. 2,000,000 Total stock, only $ 37,150,000 It is difficult to group the railroads with which Standard Oil interests are affiliated. Individuals associated with the trust are the largest investors in the world. The Standard Oil Company has paid in dividends from 1879 to 1906 in clusive $567,890,679. The value of its pipe lines in 1898 was $52,455,200. The capitalization of its constituent companies is $102,230,000, and their assets are $121,631,812. MAYOR OF FRISCO IS INDICTED. Schmitz and Ruef ( hnrsi’il with the Extortion of Money. The San Francisco grand jury has in dicted Mayor Schmitz and Abraham Ruef for extorting money from certain French restaurants. War rants for tlie arrest of both men were ... person convicted of €Xtor(: *on shall ,be ‘ punished by im yj prisonment not ex ft ceeding five years. TSfiwaS'Jkv, " i There is no escap i"S with a fine. A Ik press dispatch says everybody ex iM/h pected the indict |'i ment of Abe Ruef. i / H ai '’* on of the grand jury in in eluding Mayor mayor schmitz. Schmitz took the city by surprise. There were five counts in each indict ment and al! were for money extorted from French restaurant proprietors. Two were for extorting money from Antonio B. Blanco, proprietor of the new Poodle Dog restaurant, which before tbe fire was a blaze Of light every night in the center of the Tenderloin at Eddy and Mason streets. The indicted men are alleged to have secured $1,175 from Blanco in January, 1905, and SI,OOO in February, 1906. The third and fourth counts were for obtain ing the same amounts from Joseph Mal fanti, proprietor of Delmonico’s restau rant in O’Farrell street, and from his partners, Charles Kelb and William La Frenz. Mrs. Louisa Smith, the oldest gypsy in America, died in a camp near Freehold, N. J., aged 101. Sealing vessels reported at Victoria as having arrived or en route from the north are said to have on board 3,141 skins. George Neff and Henry Miller were killed and two other men were seriously injured in a freight wreck in the Big Four yards at Kenton, Ohio. Seven men are reported to have been killed and eighteen entombed by a gas explosion in the mine of the Cambria Steel Company at Johnstown, Pa. Edward Mason, 35 years old, of Can ton, Ohio, was drowned in Silver Lake, near Rochester, N. Y. Mason and two companions were in a boat which cap sized. Several Dominican generals in the re cent rebel army have fled across the bor der into Ilayti. They will embark for a fore ign country, as they are barred from Ilayti. Major Dreyfus, who was detailed for duty with one of the artillery regiments at Vincennes, France, has been given an independent artillery command at St. Denis. Judge Richard S. Tuthill of Chicago, in speaking at Winona. Mijn.. before the State Federation of Women's Clubs, said radical action must be taken to prevent juvenile crime. Midshipman Asabi Kitigaki. the only remaining Japanese student at the naval academy at Annapolis, lias tendered his resignation at the request of the Japanese embassy at Washington. Thomas F. Digman has been appointed receiver of the Hartford. Conn., Tele gram Company, publishers of the Morn ing Telegram. He has authority to carry ou tbe business and collect all debts due. The catch of seals on Pribilof Islands for the year ended July 31 was 14.476, according to the report of the Department of Commerce and Labor, just made pub lic. In 19G5 there wre 14,368 sealskins shipped from the islands. While the second torpedo boat flotilla was in Newport, R. 1., waters recently its record for torpedo target practice is reported to have excelled any previous marksmanship by a torpedo boat flotilla of the navy. By direction o the President. Victor H. Metcalf, Secretary of Commerce and Labor, has been sent to San Francisco to investigate the causes for the exclu sion of Japanese children from the public schools of that city. This action in dicated the profound interest and concern of the President over this threatened im pairment of our relations with Japan. Secretary Metcalfs mission has been communicated to the Japanese govern- Wisconsin State News MANITOWOC IS WONDERING. C. H. Hartley’ll I I*ll Revives Many Kniuors of Railroads. Speculation as to the possibilities of interurban or steam railroad development as a result of the visit to Manitowoc of C. H. Hartley, manager of the Wisconsin Northern, anew line being projected north from Oshkosh, Mr. Hartley, who was formerly superintendent < f the Ash land division of the Northwestern, was accompanied by a party of Milwaukee, Kaukauna and Oshkosh capitalists and they visited several sections of the city inspecting property. It is believed that the trip had to do with the new Milwau kee-Fox River line or the Wisconsin Northern, which is reported to be part of the Illinois Central and which originally planned to come to Manitowoc. SCHOOLS FOR FARMERS. Movement to Be Launched In Mani towoc* May Become State Wide. A school literary agriculture society is an organization which is being undertak en by School Superintendent W. E. Lar sen of Manitowoc, and which, it is hoped, may become State wide in its extension. The plan is to organize in each school district a society which will devote its meetings to a discussion of topics of in terest to farmers. A county organiza tion is to be formed and in the spring a county convention will be held in Mani towoc, at which University of Wiscon sin professors have promised lo speak. The plan has been launched in six dis tricts of the county and farmers are en thusiastic. EPIDEMIC OF SMALLPOX. Spread of DtNen.se at Horton ville Due to IlreukiiiK of Iliinrniitlne. Reports from Ilortonville are to the effect that that village is experiencing an epidemic of smallpox. According to the report the ladles of one of the churches prepared for a bazaar :n Thanksgiving day. They deposited goods to be sold at a home in which the family later was found to have smallpox. Some of those who were sewing there at the time of the discovery are said to have broken quarantine and returned home af ter being exposed. OLD MAN WAS TORTURED. Chained to Pout by Ear and Out All NiKht. After stripping the clothes from Hans Olsen, a tailor, administering hot and cold water, then chaining him to a post by a steel trap, which was fastened to one ear, allowing him to remain out of doors all night in that condition, Oscar Melgard. John Sherpe and Tony von Ruden or Westby pleaded guilty to the charge of assault and battery and were fined SSO and .costs each. Olsen is in a serious con dition. TURKEY UNLUCKY BIRD. Rook County Man Puid Nearly S4O for Dinner that He Never Ate. After having stolen a turkey, being detected, paying the owner S3O to settle, escaping from a constable by hiding under a shock of corn, and then Laving the bird thrown away by his wife before it was thoroughly roasted. William Collins of the town of Lima was fined $2 and costs, amounting to $7.85. The prosecu tion was carried on by the State without a complaint from the loser of the bird. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE FALLS. Number of Children Enrolled Show* Decrease of 10,1255. The discovery has been made in the office of the superintendent •>£ public in struction that there has been a falling off in school attendance in Wisconsin this year of 10,255. The usual annual in crease has been about 7,000, shewing a discrepancy this year of about 17,000. Skeleton ft even I* Tragedy. W. F. Huntoon, a farmer residing near the town of Beaver, found the skeleton of a man in the woods. One arm was shat tered and that probably tells the story of death in the forest, after being shot. The bones were in an apparently reclin ing position. It is probable that the man, wounded, crawled into a windfall for shelter. Qne*llon Hiiilit >f Inilian to Vote. The question as to whether an Indian has the right to vote is to be tested by the Democrats of Outagamie county. In the second district of that county Charles Hagen. Republican, was elected to the Assembly by a plurality of 23, the vote of the Oneida Indians giving him the office. Robber* at Grand Rapid*. Three safe crackers bl?w open t he vaults of the Grand Rapids Brewing Company and the Twin City Bottling works in Grand Rapids, securing about S2OO in the brewery offices. Th *y broke into the Green Bay nad Western laihvay roundhouse for tools. It is supposed they went to Sturgeon Bay. Lose* Arm In Shredder. Maurice Hyland, aged 25 years, a farm er residing five miles west of Beloit, had his left forearm torn off in a corn shred der. River Navigation Cloned. The official closing of navigation on the Mississippi river took place on a recent night when the government lights were extinguished. Death of Jaine* Knapp. James Knapp, a resident ot Washing ton county for nearly fifty years, was buried the other day. He was 59 years old. Mnnuled on Thresher I’tilley. George Killian of the town of Burn side. while attempting to cover a thresh ing machine with canvas while the ma chine was in operation, became entangled in the canvas, which had caught in a pulley, and his legs were both broken anti badly mangled/ It is thought that his limbs can be saved. Tmes An* An non need. The State tax commission has announc ed the following amount of taxes due to the State in the next levy: Express com panies. $9,130.40: sleeping car companies, $5,303.96: freight and equipment com panies. $3,057.63. Old Gi.ldc I* Shot Dead. Floating in a rowboat on Four Mile lake, the body 'if William Bierbrower, a guide, about 60 years of age. was found. It is supposed he was shot while re turning from the polls at Three Lakes. He was probably intentionally shot by someone on shore. Gaaoline Afire; Three Burned. A can of gasoline in the hands of Ern est Clifton took fire from the flame of a match on which he stepped and Mr. Clif ton and two guests at his house in Be loit, Mrs. Edward Merritt and her young son, were shockingly burned. The child’s burns are probably fatal. RlnKlinK* Will Not More. There is no foundation to the report that Ringling Bros, hare purchased land near Madison for new winter quarters, according to Charles Ringling. All the brothers hare fine homes m Baraboo. and Al. Ringling has recently completed a SIOO,OOO residence. CLAIMS BOV WAS KIDNAPED. Brother of WUconain Woman. llw* evei. Intimated Lack of Sympathy. Police of Chicago and La Crosse are investigating the alleged kidnaping of Gordon Wayne Mollette, the 12-year-old sou of Mrs. Gordon Mollette, who is re ported by the mother to have been seized by two men while playing on the streets of La Crosse. Mrs. Mollette claims to have received a message from the kidnap ers that unless $20,000 in gold was forth coming within four days the boy would be put to death. Mrs. Mollette at once hastened to Chicago and secured the co operation of the police. Mrs. Mellette’s brother, Leonard Haynes, and reputed to bo wealthy, said that he wa not af fected by the alleged disappearance of his nephew. “1 have nothing to say,” he said. "The matter does not concern me and my sisti r cannot look to me for sympathy.” PRISON FOR YOl Mi CROOKS. Tivo Fifteen-V cn r-Olal Roy* Given Five Year* in the Penitentiary. Two 15-year-old burglars were sentenc ed to Waupun for five years at hard labor by Judge Brazee in the municipal court in Milwaukee and a 'bird was sent to the industrial school at Waukesha un til he is 21 years old. They were John Mielenz. Roy Brown and Ralph Payee, who are charged with entering forty stores in the downtown district of the city during several months past. Payee was the one sent to the industrial school. This is one of the heaviest sentences ever given in the municipal court for boys so young. The culprits had no excuses to make for themselves. PROFITS OF’ STATE FAIR. Secretary Trne Sny* Hoard Hn tin Hand. According to Secretary John M. True the net profits made on the last State fair were $16,135. The gross receipts were $89,475 and the gross expenses $73,- 340. The board had $19,840.12 in iis ttfasury on Nov. 1 and had SIO,(MX) due fio.u the State and $550 from outstanding claims, making a total of S3O ”90.12 with which to begin preparations lo.' the fair next year. The board spent a little over $16,000, in addition to special State ap propriations, in permanent improvements on tbt grounds this year. DEER ARE BECOMING FIERCE. Several People Near Marinette Are Attacked by Them. Buck deer near Mariuette are becoming so ferocious that homesteaders threaten to kill them in spite of the law which prescribes a closed season until the mid dle of November. Philip Sucher was at tacked while on his way through the woods near Faithorn, Mich., and terribly lacerated. He was found unconscious, but will probably recover. Hugh Niehol, a woodsman, was attacked near Wausau kee, but was saved by the timely arrival of two other men. Two ribs were broken. CHARLES SAGER TO JAIL. Mndtnon Man, Who Admit* Havlnß Two Wive*, Sentenced for \**aiilt. Charles Sager, who came into the lime light when he admitted that he had two wives and that they were living together under the same roof, was sentenced in Madison to six months in the county jail for assaulting a bartender. It was during the trial that he made an admis sion of bigamy. It is probable that he will be arrested on that charge upon his release from jail. STRUCK BY BULLET FOR DEER. Minnenpoll* Man Perhaps Fatally Shot—Draw* IllniKelf lo Aid. Mistaken for a deer, Fred Hansen of Minneapolis was shot and probably fa tally injured near Ashland. While walk ing through the woods he was struck by a bullet intended for a deer, lie crawl ed through the brush to the nearest farm house, whence he was hurried to a hos pital in Ashland. Physicians say he cannot live. Girl Hui-iin to Death. Stella, the 10-year-old daughter of Wil liam Kramer, burned to death in the town of Forest ville. Her clothes became ignited while she was endeavoring to light a fire in the kitchen stove with kerostne. Hunter Dicis of Lockjaw* Frank P. Digle died in Superior of lockjaw, the result of a bunting accident some time ago, when his right arm was torn by the discharge of a shotgun. All Over the State. James McLindon, for nearly forty years an engineer on the Milwaukee road, is dead at La Crosse. John Phillips, a native of Wales, and for the past fifty years a resident of Bosendale, is dead, nged 81 years. The Northwestern railway has rented rooms in Shawano and will move the di vision engineer's office there from Green Bay. Additional machinery to the amount of $20,000 is being installed in the Ashland division shops of the Northwestern rail way in Kaukauna. Kicked in the stomach by a horse George Miller, Sr., a rural mail carrier at Janesville, fell under the feet of the animal and was saved by his wife. About 1,000 acres near Badger Mills, between Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls, and including Lake Ilallie, formerly a summer resort, has been bought by Rob ert A. Lange from Dr. Wallace of Chi cago for about SII,OOO. Conductor M. D. Wedrell of the Ash land division of the Chicago and North western railway is critically ill from blood poisoning. An Indian, whom he tried to remove from a train, bit the con ductor and Wedrell may die. At a meeting milk drivers in Milwau kee organized and will at once attempt to enforce a rule against making deliveries on Sundays and holidays. A milk fam ine is imminent, as the owners of the routes state that they will refuse to ac cede to the demands ot their employes. By stepping on a match E. W. Clifton of Beloit lighted a basin of gasoline he was pouring into the stove. Mrs. Edward Merritt was probably fatally burned and her son Garrett, aged 5 years, was burn ed so badly that he died. The victims are neighbors and were guests for Sunday dinner. A!VU Tracey of Freeport, who is ac cused of shooting at boys who took his boat last summer, causing one of them to jump into the river and to drown from fright, has been held for trial. J. C. Trumprowe, who was secretly brought to Janesville from Beividere, HI., on the charge of attacking a 4-year-old girl, was sentenced to serve twenty years at Waupun after he pleaded guilty. It is expected that the State of Wis consin will collect $400,000 inheritance taxes this year. For four months, from July 1 to Nov. 1, the State has collected $163,980. an amount larger than for any full year previously. Lorenzo Burroughs, 75 years old, and one of the oldest citizens of Lone Rock, was seriously hart in a fall from a scai fold built of two high wooden horses. William Feed was accidentally shot by Elmer Young, while hunting in a marsh north of Fond dti Lac. Reed received twelve shots in his body, two of which penetrated his eyes. He will recover. Dr. Griffin. United States government physician, who has returned from the Lac da Flambeau Indian reservation, re ported a murder there. In a quarrel over a squaw. Lawrence Meginis was stabbed through the heart and died in stantly. Jim Bell is cbttrged with the murder. THE WEEKLY 1794 —Timothy Pickering of Massa chusetts became Postmaster General of United States. 1799—Bonaparte declared first consul. 1514 Gen. Jackson, with 2.000 Tenueu see militia, drove the British fro® Pensacola. 1515 Smith Thompson of New York be came Secretary of the Navy, 1828—Siege of Silistria raised. 1837—Riot at Alton, 111.; E. P. Lovejoy killed. 1853—-President Pierce turned first sod of Washington aqueduct. 1859—Treaty of Zurich signed. 1861—Federal naval and military forces, under Commodore Dupont and Gen. Sherman, captured forts at Port Royal entrance. 1864—G*'n. McClellan resigned his com mand in the army. ISG7 —First woman's suffrage society formed in England. 1869-—Holborn Viaduct, London, opened. IS7l—Apache Indians attacked stage near Wickenburg, Arizona, and killed six passengers, among them F. W. Loring, the author. IS73—Captain and crew of the Virginius executed at Santiago dc Cuba. 1875 Steamer City of Waco burned off Galveston bar. 1876 Centennial Exposition, Philadel phia, closed ; total admissions, 9,799,- 392. 1880 —Sarah Bornhart made her Ameri can debut at Booth’s theater, New York. 18S9- -President proclaimed Montana a State of the Union... .Roman Cath olic centenary in America celebrated at Baltimore. IS9o—British torpedo boat Serpent wrecked on Spanish coast; 173 live* 105 t... .Revolt against President Brogan in Honduras suppressed. 1892—Dynamite explosions caused by anarchists in Paris. IS93 —Thirty persons killed and injured by anarchist's bomb in Barcelona theater.... F. 11. Weeks of New York, embezzler of $1,(XX),000, sent to Sing Sing prison. 1895—-Miss Consueio Vanderbilt and Duke of Marlborough married in New York. 1897 Attempted assassination of ITesi dent Morales of Brazil.... United States, Russia and Japan signed treaty for protection of seals in Behring Sea. 1898— Theodore Roosevelt elected Gov ernor of New York.. .Turkish troop* in Crete forcibly removed by Russian admiral. IS99—U. S. cruiser Charleston wree ted on coast of Luzon, Philippine Islands ....Admiral George Dewey married to Airs. Mildred H. llazen at Wash ington, D. C. 1900 — Canadian parliamentary election* carried by a Liberal majority. 1901 — Li Hung Chang, Chinese states man, died in Pekin.... United State* and Great Britain signed Isthmian canal treaty. 1902 Reciprocity treaty between Unit ed States and Newfoundland signed .... Spanish cabinet resigned. 1903 — President Roosevelt sent to Con gress his message on Cuba. ...United States recognized Panama govern ment. 1905 —British squadron, commanded by Prince Louis of Buttenberg, visited New York. iOiOOLS (OLLEGES George Westinghouse, the inventor, has received the degree of doctor of engi neering from the Technical university of Berlin. The health officer of Cleveland, Ohio, has forbidden the use of slates and sponges in the primary grades of the pub lic schools on the ground that they are unsanitary. The woman’s college of Baltimore has appointed Miss Caroline Shawe as pur veyor for the college, anew office, the dut ! es of which are to have charge of the scientific and sanitary administration of the entire establishment. Judge Carpenter of Denver has decided that the board of education may not in terpret literally the clause in the teachers' contracts permitting dismissal at pleas ure. Some good and sufficient reason must be given before a teacher is discharged. Anew metric chart, representing geo graphical measures of the international metric system of weights and measure* has been prepared by the bureau of stand ards of the Department of Commerce and Labor and will lie furnished free to any school in which the system is taught. W. L. Schlater has been appointed di rector of the museum of Colorado col lege. For four years he was deputy su perintendent of the Indian museum in Calcutta and for ten years director of the South African museum at Cape Town. He has published a series of volumes on the fauna of South Africa. An lowa decision is (hat parents ar* responsible for the conduct of their chil dren at school unless they notify the tru ancy offiser in writing that the children are beyond their control. It seems that a certain school boy at Araa, Kan., be came unruly and damaged some property at th school house. The board asked the fa* her of the boy to make good tho damage. He refused, claiming that when the boy was at school he was under th* jurisdiction of the school officers. Th* State superintendent says this doesn’t re lieve the parent; that he is responsible for any damag" done to school property by his child unless he baa given the tru ancy officer notice in writing that the boy is beyond his control and turns him oves to the officer. Supt. Taylor C. Clendemen of 111., has compiled some interesting sal ary statistics of Illinois towns outside of Chicago. Only four of them —East Au rora, Blue Island, Berwyn and Evanston —pay a maximum in Grade 1 of S7OO *r over. And the last three are the only ones that have a maximum of S7OO ar over for Grades 2,3, 4 and 5. Evans ton leads the list. Th<*r<* tho minimum salary for Grade 1 is $650; maximum, $850; for Grades 2. 3,4, 5, minimum S6OO, maximum $750. The senior officers in each department of study at Yale have had their salaries raised to $4,000 for the year. This af fect* thirty-five professorships.