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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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
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.
Anticipation. Realization. Retribution .
O-u-c-h!” He dodged A blow from the
Patriarch of the Flock who Overheard
“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
"Well, Sir, why do Turkeys hav No
"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
“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
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
"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
"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
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
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
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
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.
“I see." remarked the duck, “that chick
ens are selling in the market at 3 cents
“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!"
Yes, me and ma had turkey In the old
With all the flxln's proper fer to celebrate
And I kin taste that turkey yet—'twas aura
a slick old bird;
I ate so much It was an hour afore I hard
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
Until he took that city Job a-sellln'' goods
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
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.
Johnny and the Gobbler.
Johnny—Ma, let me kill de gobbler?
“Where’s de turk? Just watch me!!!”
111 I I i4l
“Gee! Guess I’d better be diggin’
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
‘*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
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
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
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
Illegal crushing of competition and un
fair manipulation of the prices of oils.
Organization of bogus “independent”
companies to cut prices to customers of
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
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:
Amalgamated Copper $155,000,000
American Sugar Refining Com
United Metals Selling Company 10,000,000
Butte Coalition Copper Com
Corn Products Company 86,000,000
Consolidated Gas. New York... $195,000,000
Brooklyn Union Gas, Brooklyn. 33,000,000
Peoples Gas Light and Coke
Company, Chicago 70,000,000
Chicago, Milwaukee and St.
Union Pacific Railroad 600,000,000
Southern Pacific Company .... 620,000,000
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe. 455,000,000
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
Farmers’ Loan and Trust Com
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
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
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
iM/h pected the indict
|'i ment of Abe Ruef.
i / H ai '’* on of the
grand jury in in
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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-
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
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
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
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
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
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
River Navigation Cloned.
The official closing of navigation on the
Mississippi river took place on a recent
night when the government lights were
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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®
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
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
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
1876 Centennial Exposition, Philadel
phia, closed ; total admissions, 9,799,-
1880 —Sarah Bornhart made her Ameri
can debut at Booth’s theater, New
18S9- -President proclaimed Montana a
State of the Union... .Roman Cath
olic centenary in America celebrated
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
1897 Attempted assassination of ITesi
dent Morales of Brazil.... United
States, Russia and Japan signed
treaty for protection of seals in
1898— Theodore Roosevelt elected Gov
ernor of New York.. .Turkish troop*
in Crete forcibly removed by Russian
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
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
1905 —British squadron, commanded by
Prince Louis of Buttenberg, visited
George Westinghouse, the inventor, has
received the degree of doctor of engi
neering from the Technical university of
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
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.
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