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A poor man cannot afford to keep a
poor cow.
The first requisites of a good crop
are, good land, good seed, good tillage
and good manure.
With all growing and fattening stock
anything less than full feeding Is a sac
rifice of net profit
The planting of plants of any kind
never results In securing the best or
most valuable products.
Nothing pays so well as thorough
preparation of the soil and this can
not be done without good plowing.
The most serious objection to sell
ing hay from the farm Is that It car
ries away too much of the fertility of
the farm.
The average farmer could add from
15 to 23 per cent to his Income from
vegetables and fruit if he was not too
proud to deliver them to customers di
WheD the spokes of the carriage get
so they will rattle, It is pretty poor
business to try to chink them up. Bet
ter take the wheels to some man who
knows bis business and have him set
tha tires.
Nall a long, narrow box up against
a post In the barn, one end up. Drive
li> three or four nails near the top, and
hang up the saws there. You ear make
a little door of the top of the box and
fasten It with a handmade hook. Then
put the saws there every time.
There are two certain methods of
capturing the plum curculio. First is
by jarring the tree every morning for
three weks, after the plums are set,
catching the weevils In sheets laid on
the ground. The second Is by coloniz
ing large flocks of chickens in coops or
In yards under the trees.
In giving salt to animals It should
be done in a manner to allow each ani
mal to partake of as much as It de
sires and prefers, instead of giving the
salt In the food, thereby compelling
some animal to use more tuan they
wish. Each animal has its individual
preference, and the proper mode of
allowing salt is to place It where the
animals can have access to it at all
times, as each will use only the quan
tity needed.
Potato Cultivation.
After the potatoes are planted, the
success or failure of the crop will, to
a large extent, depend upon the culti
vation given, says a Colorado bulletin.
The first cultivation should be giv
en soon after potatoes are planted, be
fore the plants are out of the ground.
Set the cultivator to run as deeply as
possible to loosen and aerate the soil.
The cultivator should be Immediately
followed by the harrow to smooth the
surface and re-establish the soil mulch.
After the potatoes are up, freque-1
shallow cultivation shoifld be given till
the vlneo become too large to work.
Ortgron'a First Wheat Crop.
In his “Reminiscences of Oregon,”
Hon. B. F. Nichols tells in the Lald
law Chronicle of the first wheat raised
In Oregon. May 12, 1846, near where
Dallas, Polk County, now stands. Gen.
Gilliam seeded ten acres of bottom land
to California spring red wheat, from
which he threshed and cleaned up 100
bushels of red wheat. The crop next
year was volunteer and yielded over
twenty-five bushels per acre of Califor
nia fall or white winter wheat. The
next crop. 1848, also yielded thirty-two
bushels per acre. The white wheat
that was mixed with the sowing in the
first place did not mature, but spread
out over the ground, allowing the
spring wheat to be harvested the first
year and leaving the other to grow and
mature for 1847. The third crop was
the largest of all, and all from one
seeding. A truly wonderful thing to
those who had come from the cold,
bleak prairies of Northwestern Minne
sota and Illinois, where the ground Is
covered with snow from twelve to fif
teen inches deep four to six months of
the year, and where the mercury drops
to 36 degrees below zero quite often
during the winter.
Muir Afcaiuat Horse for Army.
The huaible American ruule is the su
perior of any Arab stallion that ever
kicked up the sand of a desert when
it comes to endurance and speed od
lon* marches, according to R. E. Bui
lock. of Dundee. Mich., who has writ
ten to Quartermaster Geueral Hum
phrey of the army asking permission
to enter a mule of his owu raising In
the proposed long-distance test from
Portland. Ore., to New York, for the
purpose of determining the best mount
for the army. The Midtlgan man men
tions the Arab stallion because one of
that breed was offered for the test,
aud It was reported that the offer had
been accepted. The champion of the
American mule says lu'hls letter to
Gen. Humphrey:
“I see by some Yankee papers what
Arabia Is to do. 1 have a little mule
named McKinley, 6 years old, weight
t 0 to 700 pounds. 13 to 14 hands high,
which I will let the United States have
to beat ’Great Is Allah’ In making the
distance from Portland to New York.
Jie will save half the food and sing
‘America’ at the cathedral on Murray
H.ll long before any fine Arabian steed
ever roaches there.”
Gen. Humphrey Is half inclined to
believe the Michigan champion of the
mule Is right, but. nevertheless, he
feels constrained to decline the offer
for fear of wounding the susceptibili
ties of the army, which would never
countenance the mule as a mount
To Ferity MIIU Sr.pply.
The New Jersey Stare Commission
on Tuberculosis la .Animals Is deter
mined that the State shall have a sup
ply of pure raw milk, pending such
time as State pasteurization of the sup
ply is established. To this end the com
mission has planned to obtain the aid
of the farmers of the State In its
fight by paying full value for all con
demned tuberculosis cows.
In the township of Howell, contain
ing one of the largest dairies In the
State, twenty cows out of one herd
of forty examined by State Inspectors
E. B. Voorhees and Franklin Dye were
found to be consumptive. The animals
were condemned, and the dairyman was
awarded S6BO, the full value of the
Notice of this award, which Is the
largest thus far made by the commis
sion, has been sent to all dairies in
the State, and the commission hopes
that this will encourage other dairy
men to ask for an inspection of their
The claim made by those active In
the pure milk crusade, and especially
by those waging the fight for State
pasteurization of the milk supply, that
40 per cent of milk cows are tubercular,
is borne out in the Howell Instance.
The Guinea Fowls.
These birds must be well known to
be appreciated. From childhood we
have had them on the farm, from 50 to
250 In a flock. They are no trouble
whatever; lay their eggs In nests which
they make In the grass and wheat
fields; we often find nests with from
thirty to sevanty-flve eggs piled on top
of each other. From some of the nests
we take part of the eggs and leave
some of them to raise their young. They
sit, hatch and raise their broods, and
779 often do not see them until late In
' > fall, when they bring their' chicks
home, sometimes as many as twenty In
a flock. Such chirping! Such flying
up trees! The little keets look much
like partridges when about that size.
They are splendid meat to fry or roast
or for pot pie: and to enjoy the breast
of fowl one should eat a guinea fowl.
The eggs are considered the richest of
all eggs and keep well. We put them
up to use In winter, and two years ago,
when illness and death in the family
made me forget the eggs until June, we
found them just as good as when put
away. I' you try guinea fowls, you
are sure to have eggs and fowls for
yom table, and no trouble to get them.
—Florida Farmer.
Growing Salsify.
In a bulletin issued by the Pennsyl
vania Department of Agriculture the
following directions for the growing
of salsify are given:
Salsify, or oyster plant. Is one of the
most delicious of vegetables, and it Is
not grown as largely as its merits de
mand, either in the home garden or for
commercial purposes. The seed should
be sown as early In the spring as the
ground can be prepared, making drills
one foot apart and covering the seed
with about one Inch of soil. When the
plants are large enough to facilitate
rapid and careful handing thin, leav
ing a plant every five or six inches.
Salsify does best in a deep, rich, sandy
soil, although It may be grown success
fully In any kind of a deep, fertile
loam. Fresh manure should not be
used for this vegetable, as it induces
the formation of two many fibrous, lat
eral roots. Bone meal and the mineral
elements can be used with good effect
Favorable conditions for the growth of
salsify are furnished by liberal manur
ing the previous season for cabbage
and other vegetables requiring high
The crop may be dug In the fall and
stored in the cellar and covered with
sand, or the roots may be left in the
ground until spring. Market garden
ers usually store the bulk of the crop,
so sales can be made during the win
ter The rbots are entirely hardy,
however, and there will tie no loss If
left in the ground. Sandwich Island
is the leading variety.
Fighting the Bollworm.
The investigations conducted by the
United States Bureau of Entomology
during the past three years show that
by the general adoption of the several
means of control herein described loss
es ficm the bollworm may be largely
preverted, even during years of severe
Tiie fact that bollworms do not be
come numerous in cotton until the
hardening of the early corn about Au
gust 1 is the basts for the recommend
ation of certain cultural methods not
only advantageous in the presence of
the boll worm and boll weevil, but de
sirable practices In cotton growing re
gardless of Insect enemies. These
methods are as follows:
1. Thorough plowing of the land
during the fall and winter. This oper
ation Is not only the means of destroy
ing many bollworm pupae, but Is of
Importance from an agricultural stand
point. in exposing the soil to the ao
tions of rain and frost. thu9 helping to
break up the constituents and render
them more readily dissolved and con
sequently available for plant food. Fall
plowing Is also a requisite for early
2. The use of early fruiting varie
ties of cotton.
4. The use of fertilizers to hasten
and Increase fruit production.
5. Early and frequent chopping and
Along with the improved farm prac
tices above outlined, the cotton crop
mir be materially protected by the use
of ceri. and cowpeas as a trap crop (as
described on pages IS-19>. That the
greatest benefit may be derived from
the use of the trap crop system it is
urged that each farmer in a neighbor
hood plant at least a few acres of
June corn and cow peas about the Ist
of June.
The use of arsenical poisons upon
the cotton will be found of value in
proportion to the severity of bollworm
attack. Paris green Is recommended
at the rate of about three pounds per
acre, applied In the dust form, either
pure or diluted with lime or flour.
Application by either bag or pole meth
od or by geared machinery la satisfac
tory. The work should be done when
the plants are moist with dew or after
a light shower. Two applications,
when not followed Immediately by
rains, should lie sufficient: the first
should be made when the eggs begin
to hatch in numbers, usually between
July 25 and August 5; this may be fol
lowed by a second in about one week.
If rains follow the applications, these
should be repeated Immediately.
Destruction of the early generations
of bollworm larvae In corn seems im
practicable. except In certain cases of
Isolated areas and where the accreage
of com Is small compared with that of
How Much Depends
On Good Medicines
By Robert Kennedy Duncan.
because any man, however ignorant, with any motive, however
ignoble, may manufacture and sell any of the 50,000 compounds
known to organic chemistry and may allege for them what oura
rnmmmmrmmt tive powers he will, and because, too, of this unlimited oppor
tun tty for fraud among the older drugs, it becomes a matter of
no surprise to learn that at the present .time among the great
number of firms manufacturing remedial agencies there is the
greatest conceivable diversity in science, sincerity, and wisdom.
These drugs come from the uttermost parts of the earth —from the dark
est forests of Brazil, from the frozen Siberian steppes, from the hanks of the
“gray-green, greasy Limpopo River, all set about with fever-trees,” or from
“silken Samarkand,'’ but almost everywhere they are gathered by barbarous
peoples, the lowest of earth’s denizens. It is small wonder, then, that with
any one plant there should be a variation among its individual specimens in
the proportion of the active medicinal agent it contains. But when we add to
this the fact that, in general terms, the per cent, of the active ingredient de
pends on the amount of sunshine it enjoys, on the time of the year it is gath
ered, even on the time of the day, on the amount of moisture, the elevation,
the character of the soil, and a dozen other factors, it becomes almost a neces
sity of thought that the amount of “medicine” in that plant must vary from
a maximum to nothing at all.
A man's wife goes bravely down to the gates of Death to pass through, or,
if it may #.p, to come slowly back, bearing radiantly with her the flaming
torch of another life. Ergot is required. Now. ergot is the fungus growing
upon rye, where it destroys and displaces the ovary of the plant. It comes
from Russia, Austria, Spain, Sweden, and where not; its chemical analysis
does not seem to yield reliable information, for its active constituents are not
definitely understood. Finally, the physiological activity of th’e drug may be
good, or little, or zero, just as it may chance, while after the lapse of a year it
becomes unfit for use. Yet it is in this substance, so utterly variable, that tha
physician must trust the life of the woman and the child.—Harper’s.
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Tracing the Horseshoe
By A. F\ Hamilton Rrisbie.
belief in the talismanic luck of the horseshoe is originally an
Arab superstition, and dates from the time of the Second Cru
sade. To this day one may see horseshoes displayed over the
doors of some Arab houses —points down, of course—especial
ly houses of the El Kazin tribe (sometimes wrongly re-
Smml ferred to as the Da’aloks).
Merhada El-Kazin, the first chief of the tribe, was originally
an Arab metal worker and shoer of horses, during the Second Crusade. He
was one of a band of Arabs which was being “sore beset” by the Crusaders,
under the leadership of a Norman, one Sir Geoffrey File. The Arabs were in
such a plight that they agreed together that the one of them who should de
vise and execute a plan to overthrow the band pitted against them should be
made chief of their tribe, and that his descendants should be chiefs forever,
the tribe taking his name.
Merthada El-Kazin was making a horseshoe when be heard this decision.
Taking the shoe hot from the fire, he went to the battlements, and poising it
(points down) hurled it at Sir Geoffrey File. The shoe descended straight
and the two points entered the eyes of the commander, dstroying his sight.
The crippling of the leader put the Crusaders to rout, and Merhada El-Kazln
became chief of the tribe which bears his name to this day.
I have this legend from a member of the tribe, and I'have personally
seen a descendant of El-Kazin, who was chief of the tribe when I crossed the
Sahara in 1889. There is a horseshoe over every window and door of his
home, and even to the door of his tent when he is travelling, as when I saw
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The Eulogy qf Grass.
By John Jamea Ingalls.
—%RASS is the forgiveness of nature —her constant benediction.
£ Fields trampled with battle, saturated with blood, torn with the
%. ■ ruts of cannon, grow green again with grass, and carnage is
forgotten. Streets abandoned by traffic become grass-grown like
rural lanes, and are obliterated. Forests decay; harvests per
ish, flowers vanish, but grass is immortal. Beleaguered by the
seven hosts of winter, it withdraws into the impregnable fort
ress of Its subterranean vitality and emerges upon the first solicitation of
spring. Sown by the winds, by the wandering birds, propagated by the subtle
horticulture of the elements which are its ministers and servants, it softens
the nude outline of the world. Its tenacious fibres hold the earth in its place
and prevent its soluble components from washing into the wasting sea. II
invades the solitude of deserts, climbs the inaccessible slopes, and forbidding
pinnacles of mountains, modifies climates and determines the history, char
acter and destiny of nai ons. Unobtrusive and patient, it has immortal vigor
and aggression. Banished from the thoroughfare and the field, it bides its
time to return, and when vigilance is relaxed, or the dynasty has perished, it
silently resumes the throne from which it has been expelled, but which it
never abdicates. It bears no blasonry of bloom to charm the senses with
fragrance or splendor, but its homely hue is mere enchanting than the lily
or the rose. It yields no fruit in earth or air, and yet, should its harvest
fail for a single year, famine would depopulate the world.
& & &
Overwork on Farms.
By Woods Hutchinson, M. D.
NYONE who has lived on a farm knows of the strain under which
A the American farmer lives during the five months of spring and
summer. His workday is from 4 or 5 o'clock in 'the morning un
>—mi til 8 or 9 o’clock at night, including chores—fifteen to seventeen
JjJRj&SS? hours of the hardest kind of physical labor, and evew minute of
it at high tension, especially during harvest.
Then comes a period of relaxation in the fall, the one time
in the year when he has just enough muscular exercise to keep him in health;
laiter, the winter season, approaching stagnation, in which he takes on flesh,
gets logy, and then a furious debauch of hard labor through the spring and
summer again.
No wonder that by forty-five he has had a sunstroke and “can’t stand the
heat,” or has a “weak back,” or his “heart gives out,” or a “chill makes him
rheumatic”; and when you add >to this furious muscular strain the fact that
the farmer sees his income put in peril every season, and his very home every
bad year, so that each unfavorable change in the weather sets his nerves on
edge, it can be readily imagined that the real “quiet, peaceful country life” is
something sadly different from the ideal. —Harper’s Magazine.
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Success that DoesNotSatisfy
By a Wealthy New Yorker.
years ago I came here from a country town, poor as any boy
1 could well be; found employment in a large concern, bettered
I my position year after year; became a partner, then the head of
■■■■■■■■J the concern. Made a fortune, a large one; now retired.
pSgkfl When I die I shall leave my children each a fortune, but
SSSSSSP when I think it over day after day I can only be ashamed of it
all. I suppose I was no worse than the others. I know some
were worse than I. I could always say. “It’s good business.” but I forgot
that there was such a thing as a square deal. If I could get the better of an
associate or a customer or an employe. I did. Anything that I could do to
attain my success was good business, and I did it.
I have given to charity headed subscriptions, but it. doesn’t satisfy me.
I know what I have done wasn’t manly. Last night I saw with other so
called successful men. I studied them. When they can’t help thinking they
think just as I do.
The modern success is rank failure. It has made this country rich; It
has made it great; it has made its people selfish and unprincipled. I would
give all I possess tonight If I could say: “I have given every one a square
deal. I have done no man a wrong.”
Think it over; it will mean a lot to you some day.
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The Music qf Man and Bird,/*
By Hen-y Oldys.
the discovery of independent evolutions of human music all
I tending in the same direction indicates the existence of an ideal
XI IL standard toward which progress leads, how much stronger is
jrnAmm the evidence afforded by the fact that bird music is developing
along the same lines! R seems a far cry from a Beethoven
symphony or a Wagnerian opera to the simple lay of a sparrow,
but as we trace the course of the mighty river of music back to
ward its source, the stream becomes narrower and narrower, until it is con
tracted to a point where it is no broader than the little rill of bird music. Nor
does the decrease stop there; for, remarkable as it may seem, there was a time
when the music from which ours has been evolved was inferior to some of
that which floats to our ears from the woods of spring. This is not to sav
merely that the songs of certain of the birds involve more intervals and great
er variety, but that they are of a higher order judged by our own modern
standards. —Harper's Magazine.
On Longfellow's Critics.
He is already thought negligible
by some clever young men of over
educated mind and undereducated
heart, who borrow their ethics from
the cave-men. their philosophy from
the raft-men. and who, in the pres
ence of the s- ne material from which
Longfellow w ought delightful poetry
—the same i adscape, the same rich
past and ard at present end all the
"long though i” of youth—are them
selves impot it to produce a single
line.—Bliss I . rry in the Atlantic.
Know a Good Thing.
There are 19,000 women who own
stock of the Pennsylvania railroad.
This is the surprising statement made
by Vice-President Thayer. Almost
half, or, to be more exact, 47 per
cent, of all the shareholders of the
world's greatest railroad are women.
—Philadelphia Press.
Know How to Scrap.
Major Seely, of the British army,
told the House of Commons that mar
mied men are braver than bachelor*.
—Philadelphia Record.
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Rudolph Pltttch, the Diets of Chip
pewa Conntx, Causes Trouble.
Rudolph Pitsch. who claims to be a
fr:end of John F. Dietz, is again defying
the authorities of the town of Anson,
near Chippewa Falls, by erecting a fence
in the middle of a public highway. On
Oct. 5, 1906, Pitsch obstructed the road
in a similar manner. When Town Chair
man \\ illi.tm McKinnon, Town Clerk
Eichele and Road Commissioner Hanley
tried to pull the fence down, Mrs. Pitsch
opened fire upon them with a rifle. The
fence, however, was pulled down during
the night, and Mr. Pitsch then caused the
arrest of the town officers, but they were
later acquitted. Pitsch claims that the
road is on his land, while the town au
thorities say that the road has been used
for travel for at. least twenty-eight years.
Child Meft. Death Forcing; Way Into
Schoolhouae to Decorate It.
Emma Frater, the 14-year-old daughter
of a farmer living in Mount Morris town
ship, was the victim of a curious acci
dent The girl went to the school house
early to decorate it before the teacher ar
rived. Finding the door locked, she at
tempted to climb through a window. The
block of wood on which she stood slipped
and the window dropped down on the
child's neck, strangling her. Her father,
who left home soon after his daughter,
drove past the school house and saw- the
little figure hanging from the window. He<
jumped from his wagon and ran to her as
sistance. On nearing the school house
he recognized his daughter’s dress and a
moment later had his child's dead body in
his arms.
Mystery Surrounds Midnight Trag
edy at Milwaukee.
With the head completely severed, the
mangled body of fin unknown girl about
20 years old was found by the crew of a
south-bound train near the Folsom street
viaduct on the Chicago and Northwestern
road in Milwaukee. The girl was prob
ably struck by a train some time during
th‘- night. The girl was 5 fiet 4 inches
tall, had light brown hair, and wore a
black skirt and black shirt waist with
white lace.
Blow from Hammer Proves Fatal
null Mob May Avenue Deed.
An altercation which took place a few
days ago between John Rounds and Mrs.
Park Hillsenberger of Gay Mills, who
reside on adjoining properties, ended fa
tally for the woman. The bad blood
between the two arose when the woman
persisted in passing through Rounds’
yard to get water. It so incensed the
latter that in the war of words he struck
her over the head with a hammer, which
resulted in her death.
Family Drowns at Beaver Dam.
Herman Koehn. with his wife and
baby, started Sunday morning in a row
boat to spend the day along the shores
of Beaver Dam lake. Late iu the after
noon a farmer, who heard cries for help,
found Koehn's boat right-side up and
perfectly dry, but no trace of the occu
pants. It is thought the baby fell over
board and the father jumped in to save
it, and that the mother in her excite
ment either fell or was thrown out of
the boat.
Lay Stone in Oahkonh.
The corner stone of soldiers’ monument
donated to the city of Oshkosh by John
Hicks, minister to Chile, was laid in the
presence of a large number of people.
Bishop Fallows made the invocation and
Gen. Bryant of La Crosse gave an ad
dress. Signor Trentanove, the sculptor,
was present.
Wlacoiuln Boy Clan* I-.ea.iler.
At the graduating exercises of the Yale
Divinity school in New Haven. Conn.,
Darwin Ashley Leavitt of Beloit de
livered an address as one of the class
leaders on “The Pastor as Instructor *Iq
the Work of Missions.” Ilis graduating
thesis was “A Study of Method in For
eign Missions.”
Tramp- Forty 31 lies nl 70.
Herbert Falge, justice of the peace and
70 years of age. walked from Manitowoc
to Reedsville, twenty miles, and returned
in the evening. Judge Falge has taken
this walk annually for many years to pay
a visit to his sou. always making the trip
on foot, though well able to go otherwise
if he desired.
Mr. Harriet Bain Heart.
Mrs. Harriet Matilda Bain. 71) years
old, widow of Edward Bain and one of
the wealthiest women in Wisconsin, died
it her home in Kenosha of apoplexy. The
death of .Mrs. Bain followed closely that
jf her Mrs. F. S. Newell,
which occurred two weeks before.
Cuu Claire Carpenters Lour Strike.
The Eau Claire carpenters' union voted
to declare the strike off nnd the men
went back to work. This strike was un
successful. no concessions having been
made by contractors.
Voiing Man Is Drowned.
Randolph Dickman. aged 20. the o:0v
support of a widowed mother, was drown
sd in the Fox river at Oshkosh. The
skiff in which lie and a companion were
fishing capsized.
I,a Follette Bags Bear.
Senator La Follette ha* qualified in the
Roosevelt class as a hunter of big game.
Word has been received that he shot a
bear on his recent expedition in Colo
Buy \eenah Plant.
Mahler Brothers of Milwaukee have
closed a deal whereby they become own
ers of the entire equipment and stock of
the Neenali Knitting Company, whose
plant was located on local water power.
The stock will be moved to Milwaukee.
The price paid was $15,000.
Increase Men’s Wsgei.
The Chippewa Valley Electric Rail
road Company announces a voluntary in
crease in wages and conductors and mo
torrnen from 15 cents and 17 cents and
20 cents per hour. Wages are now from
$2 to $2.40 per day. the latter rate for
men who ktTc been longest in service.
Dedicate New Beloit Church.
The new S4O, >OO building of the First
Presbyterian church of Beloit dedi
cated the other day. Dr. E. P. Hill of
Chicago gave the dedicatory address. Ten
thousand dollars was raised by subscrip
tion. •
Fined Under Milk Ordinance.
James H. Karnes, leader in the work
of the Kenosha civic federation, was a•-
rested and fmed on a charge of violiting
the city ordinance which prevents the
selling of milk without a license. Karnes
admitted that he kept a cow and sold a
quart of milk a day. >
Shot by His Brother.
John Sweeney, a 10-year-o!d boy. was
accidentally shot by his brother in Mon
dovi while they were playing with a rifle.
The bullet struck the lad on the head and
glanced downward, entering the shool
Frees Saloon Men, Holdlnu Minor*
Bought Liquor for Pastors.
A jury in I.a Crosse declined to convict
three saloonkeepers of selling liquor to
minors because the evidence proved that
Rev. James Sanders, the 18-year-old pas
tor of the Tabernacle Baptist church;
Rev. Henry Eitzel Mueller, pastor of the
Evangelical church, and B. S. Steadewell,
president of the National Purity Federa
tion. had provided the money with which
liquor was bought and hid outside while
the purchase was being made. Bottles
were brought out and given to the min
isters, who labeled them and held them
as evidence.
Medina Man and Family Start Out
in Old-Fnshioiied Way,
William Lacy, a prosperous farmer of
Medina, has sold his farm. and. with bis
wife and four children, started for Texas,
taking the old-fashioned way of driving
through the country. He says he will
take his time and will sell his six horses
every 500 miles and purchase fresh ones.
He is taking three large wagons, carry
ing his household goods and provisions.
The trip is taken for his wife’s health.
Mr. Lacy has $25,000 deposited in a local
bank and carries letters of credit to that
amount with him.
Slebrlgrh, Fox 4k Hllker Structural
Cos. Capitalised at fIOO.OOO.
Siebrigh, For & Hitker Structural Com
pany of Racine filed articles of incorpora
tion with a capital stock of SIOO,OOO.
The incorporators are Albert Siebrigh,
J. N. Coold and Jesse Hilker. The Root
River Lumber Company of Racine has
filed articles of dissolution. It was form
ed July 6, IDOL with a capital stock of
$25,000. A. J. Lund was president and
W. S. Fish secretary.
Man and Wife Go to Poorhooae, Giv
ing; Farm In Return for Support.
Mr. and Mrs. James Davis, negroes,
aged 110 and 107 years, were conveyed to
the Rock county poor house from their
farm near Footville. On account of their
advanced years they were unable to care
for themselves and decided to turn over
their 40-acre farm to the county in return
for being cared for the remainder of their
Attempted Murder; In Insane.
Mrs. Josephine Berk of Marinette was
adjudged insane and taken to the Osh
kosh asylum. The woman attempted to
cut the throat of her 2-year-011 child
and set fire to her clothing, but was over
come and the knife taken from her be
fore much damage was done.
Veteran Dlen Suddenly.
A tragedy of the eneamprfient in Osh
kosh was the suddeu death of Frederick
Thomas Shrake of Trempealeau, who suc
cumbed to apoplexy. He was 68 years
of age and was in Company C. Thirtieth
Wisconsin regiment iu the Civil War.
Death of Robert Todd.
Robert Todd, aged 50. one of Beloit’s
best known men who had a prominent
place in the Fairbanks-Morse Company's
office, dropped dead of heart trouble.
All Over the State.
Fifty thousand feet of logs in two
roilways belonging to Roehler & Jacons
were destroyed by fire of incendiary
origin at Ladysmith.
Rev. William C. Dewitt, dean of the
Western Theological Seminary of Chi
cago, preached the baccalaureate sermon
at Kemper Hall at Kenosha.
Mayor H. C. Putnam of Brodhead and
Mrs. Clara Claycomb stole a march on
their friends and were married by Rev.
J. L. Loyd Smith of the Congregational
church. They left on the first train for
Employes of the John Week Clifford
and E. J. Piffner lumber and planing
mills in Stevens Point struck for an in
crease of 25 cent? in daily wages. The
owners offered 10 cents, but the men
won’t accept. About 400 have gone out.
Asa result of the student celebration
over Wisconsin's victory over Syracuse
university in the regatta, many rods of
pavement will have to be laid in Madison.
Wooden sidewalks were carried as far as
•half a mile to a bonfire on the lowei
Horace Thompson, aged 4!), United
States pension officer, dropped dead from
heart disease in his drug store in Mari
nette. lie was well known throughout
the State, having been for many years a
rnombti of the State board of pharmacy,
and a prominent Republican.
While on her way to Spirit lake, where
she was to spend the day fishing, Mrs.
Theodore Engstrand of Rib Lake was
thrown from her rig. She was uncon
scious for severa' hours and received in
juries which may prove serious. The ac
cident was caused by her team running
Losses aggregating $97,000 were caus
ed,jby fire and water in the store build
ings on Main street, Oshkosh, occupied by
the Brill Baggage Company, Tobius
Luck, photographer, and the L. Strueb
ing Clothing Company. The Brill stock
was practically ruined, and Mr. Luck's
establishment was entirely wiped out,
something like 18.000 negatives being de
William Waite, aged 45, a woodman,
committed suicide in a spectacular fash
ion in the presence of a crowd at Saun
ders, on the Great Northern road. Just
before the train came along Waite walked
up the track far enougli to prevent the
crowd reaching him, then, as the train
neared him, knelt over the track, seized
the rail with hands, placed his neck on
the rail and hung on until struck, the
engine decapitating him as cleanly as
would a guillotine.
Some of the people of Cambria have
bit upon a novel scheme for increasing
the salary of teachers in the public
schools. Under th* leadership of Miss
Sarah Jones, two sociables have been
given, and the proceeds have been donat
ed to Miss Louise Kopplin. one of the
assistants in the high school. The max
imum donation made in this way is not
to ex.eed $lO per month for the school
year. It is believed that adjoining towns
will take up the same work, and thus
increase the pay of teachers. The work
is conducted independently of the school
Jay Baxter, a farmer in the town pf
Windsor, aged 2tJ years, was killed by
falling down the stairs in his barn. A
brother was assisting some tourists in
fixing an Automobile just outside the
front door of the barn and on entering
the barn found bis brother at the bottom
of the stairs dead.
George G. Thorp, who is mentioned as
the probable successor of President W. E.
Corey of the steel trust, was born in
Madison and is a son of John M. Thorp,
a wealthy retired merchant of that city.
He is 37 years old and graduated from
the Wisconsin university in the mechan
ical engineering course in 1891.
Poormaster Kenyon has moved to the
county farm two of the oldest inhabitants
of Rock county. Francis Davis, aged 109.
and his wife. Hattie Davis, aged 107.
Both are negroes born in slavery, and
both remember distinctly the war of
1812. Davis cooked for Gen. Grant dur
ing his servikf in the western army.
Asa means for checking the growing
evil of divorces. Bishop Charles Chap
man Grafton in his address at the annual
diocesan council of the Fond du Lac
diocese advocated church discipline and
social ostracism of married divorced per
sons. He believes that the latter would
be more effective than any church canon
in checking the evil.
Attendance Not as Large as Usual—
John C. Martin of Mineral Point
Chosen Commander—Next Year’s
Meeting in Racine.
Osnkosh correspondence;
The forty-first annual department en
campment of the Grand Army of the Re
public opened at Oshkosh Wednesday and
was in session two days. The annua!
conventions of the Woman's Relief Corps,
the Ladies of the Grand Army and the
Sous of Veterans were held at the same
The first thing on the G. A. R. order
of business was the annual address of
*he department commander, John W.
An important feature of the report
dealt with the Wisconsin Veterans’ home
at Waupaca. Commander Ganes said :
No Sta’e In the Union has a better home
for its aged and disabled veterans, their
wives and their widows tbnn our State has
In the Wlsconsda Veteran*’ Home. Asa
member of til® board of trustee*. I have at
tended every meeting of ‘ .t body during
the year, and have visited and carefully
Inspected eve-v hall and nearly every cet
tage, and any adverse criticism against the
home or Its management Is unwarranted by
facts and absolutely uncalled for In Justice.
There are nearly 700 inmate* at the Wis
consin Veterans' Home, and the average age
of these is 70 years. It requires a man of
no ordinary capacity to control and govern
one of these homes, for be must of neces
sity be of a kindly, genial nature and yet
firm In dealing with all matters relating to
the indiates and to the management of the
institution. From what I know of my per
sonal knowledge. Comrade Joseph H. Wood
north. commandant of the home, Is well
adapted to discharge tiie duties of his im
portant oidee.
Gain in Namber of Post*.
The report of C. A. Pettebone, assist
ant adjutant general, shows that at the
end of 1906 there hau been a net gain of
twelve posts during the year aud a net
loss of ninety-two in the total member
ship. There were at that time 242 posts
with 7,845 members in good standing.
This insignificant loss in membership dur
ing the year is considered remarkable,
when it is rememliered that it is forty
two years since the war closed and that
the total number of surviving veterans is
fast diminishing.
A large camp fire was held in Armory
B Tuesday evening. The armory was
packed and the exercises were unusually
interesting. In addition to music by the
band, W. H. Babcock, the soldier singer
of Oshkosh, favored the audience with
solos which were enthusiastically receiv
ed. and a male quartette added to the
satisfaction of the audience. Capt. J. N.
Ruby of Oshkosh presided, and the speak
ers were Department Commander John
\V. Ganes, ex-Gov. George W. Peck, ex-
Gov. Edward Scofield. L'eut. Gen. Ar
thur MacArthur and Bishop Samuel
Fallows of Chicago.
John C. Martin of Mineral Point was
on Thursday elected commander of the
Wisconsin Grand Army of the Republic.
The other officers elected are as follows:
Senior Vice Commander —E. T. Ellsworth,
Junior Vice Commander —W. n. Getts,
Grand Itapids.
Medical Director—Dr. Samuel Bell, Be
Cliaplal i—Rev. George W. Case, Portage.
Trustees of Wisconsin Veterans’ Home—
.l. P. Bundle, Milwaukee, aud C. H. Henry,
Eau Claire.
Delegates to National Encampment—W.
E. Halloch, Juneau; Charles Shoor, Burling
ton; J. T. Hays, Oregon; C. H. Baxter,
I>ancaster; Louis Holzhaeuser, Milwaukee;
D. W. Howie, Milwaukee; H. B. Allen, Mil
waukee ; S. Dlesteese, Fond du Lae ; James
H. Botsford, Eau Claire; W. M. Walker,
Oshkosh; N. M. Edwards, Appleton; Ed
ward Salond, Antlgo; John H. Degracr,
Barron; F. A. Wilde, Milwaukee; Ezra
Stewart, Brodhead, and W. E. OAorne, La
Next Encampment at Racine.
The next encampment will be held at
The department commander appointed
W. W. Williams, Mineral Point, assistant
adjutant general; F. A. Bird, Madison,
assistant quartermaster general, and W.
11. Rood, Madison, patriotic instructor.
The attendance was not as large as
usual, showing clearly that the veterans
of the Civil War are not only decreasing
in numbers, but also that of the survivors
more and more every year have gone so
far past the .meridian of life as to be un
able to withstand the fatigues of a jour
ney to the annual encampments.
The administration of the past year
has been both progressive and economi
cal. The expenses were kept witlyn the
receipts, so that there has been no de
pletion of the funds on hand, and yet a
great deal of work has been done and
the membership has been kept up remark
ably close to that of the year before. It
is impossible to keep up the membership
long and it must soon necessarily decline
Trip to Anderionvllle Planned.
The Andersonville monument commis
sion has completed the details for the ex
cursion to Andersonville next fall for the
purpose of dedicating the monument to
the sons of Wisconsin, who lie buried
there. The party will leave Madison
Oct 15, stopping en route one day at
Nashville, two days at Chattanooga, one
day at Atlanta and two daysat Ander
sonville. The whole trip will probably
consume ten days.
Wisconsin division of Sons of Vet
erans at the annual business meeting
elected the following officers:
Commander —Felix A. Kremer of Madi
son, Wls.
Ben!or Vice Command"?—J. F. Smith,
Bloomer, Wls.
Junior Vice Commadsr — W. 0. Cowllag
of Oshkosh.
Division Count il—R. E. Van Matre of
Burlington, J. N. Hayes, Stevens Point;
Louis Grasse, Sheboygan.
Delegates to the National Encampment
at Dayton. Ohio—E. B. Mattoon of She
boygan, Wilbur Perkins of Jefferson. Alter
nates—G. Uackett, Sheboygan, and Jay Lett,
The Woman’s Relief Corps elected Mrs.
Sarah E. Gaues of Fox Lake, department
president, and Mrs. Henrietta Smith,
Racine, senior vice president.
Ladies of the Grand Army elected as
president, Mrs. Emma Sonnemann of She
boygan ; senior vice president, Mrs. Jen
nie Hopkins of Milwaukee.
Object ta Crow.
Bill—l see crows are very useful ;
one destroys 700,000 insects a year.
Jill—No wonder politicians object to
eating it—Yonkers Statesman.
One of the callers at the Brown home
was a scholar who was unusually long
and lean and reminded one of the car
toons of Uncle Sam.
“Papa,” said the youngster of the
house, “what kind of a gentleman was
that who called here to-day?”
“That was an LL.D.,” replied the fa
“t.t. tvt Why, papa, I should think
It wonld be D. L. L."
“And what would D. L. L. stand for,
my son?"
“Why, Daddy Long Legs.”
Shuffleboard probably cornea from the
same aourse as qnolts, curling and
bowling. It was Immensely popular In
England during the reign of Henjy
Till. Subsequently it was one of the
games forbidden by law because it
turned the people from the practice of
Mly Miners' tea.
The Jelly killers’ inn, at Kewntejn,
GaatbMfefbiM. England, tm bow kept
by a <*f the name hatUk tor
the laatlfflb year*.
State Halts Utilities.
The public utilities regulation bill,
which confers on the State railroad com
mission authority to regulate the rates
and service of all heat, water, light, pow
er and telephone companies of the State,
passed under suspension of the rules in
the Assembly Friday. The vote on the
passage of the bill was 77 to 10. Towns,
cities or villages which may own, oper
ate or control any public utility arc in
cluded ip the provisions of the bill. Fran
chises cannot be granted for public utili
ties after the passage of the act unless
permission is first received front the State
commissiee which must find that there is
reasonable necessity for such additional
utility. Individuals or corporations now
holding franchises may have them made
perpeturl by tiling a written surrender
with flip clerk of*the municipality which
granted it before next January. Tele
phone systems may Is* duplicated without
permission fri.nt the State >iu>mission. No
municipality can construct a public util
ity plant of its own without first obtain
ing permission from the commission, but
can compel existing public utilities to
sell out to it by appeal to the commis
sion and paying the price fixed on the
property by the commission. Authority
to appeal from the orders of the commis
sion to the Circuit Court is given. Vio
lations of the act are punishable by a fine
of from SIOO to SI,OOO for each offenee.
Assembly Favors Shortei Sessir.ee.
The Assembly advanced the Roethe
resolution to amend the constitution to
limit the sessions of the Legislature to
100 days exclusive of Sundays and holi
days. Mr. Roothe urged that similar lim
itations prevail in other States and that
both legislators and taypayers are dis
gusted with protracted sessions. When
the work of lawmaking drags on for
four or five months, he said/ the members
lose interest in their work and loose leg
islation is likely to result. Mr. Roethe
presented some statistics in support of
it. In twenty-nine States of the Union
the length of sessions is limited, the
terms being from forty to ninety days, he
said. Iu fifteen States the limit is sixty
days. In Minnesota the leugth is ninety
days and the people are well satisfied.
He believed better work could be done
in a short session. Mr. Norcross said it
would not be practical nor popular to try
to keep members iu town during the
whole session. Much is learned by going
home, he said. He did not believe it paid
to make laws in too much of a hurry. He
did not believe there was much call for
auy such amendment and members them
selves were the ones most concerned. The
resolution was adopted, however, by a
vote of 37 to 26.
Students Tarset of Solon’s Wrath.
Consideration of the Bancroft bill pro
hibiting students of the university from
voting at Madison, unless bona fide resi
dents of the city, led to a sensational
debate in the Assembly. Mr. Bancroft
said that he would not send his hoy to
the university under the present condi
tions, because lie would not waut him to
learn the dirty game of politics. He said
that he knew that beer and whisky and
wine has been sent to leaders of student
clubs to bribe voters. He charged As
semblyman John F. Baker, a law student
at the university, with having voted at
Madison and then representing a north
ern district in the Assembly. Mr. Baker,
with considerable iudiguation, denied that
he had voted in two places at the same
time, but admitted that in six years’ at
tendance at the university he had voted
at Madison at a time when he considered
nis home there. He intimated that the
bill was inspired at this time because a
presidential club was about to be organ
ized at the university. A motion to kill
the bill was lost by a vote of 25 to 42
and the measure finally passed down to
the Senate.
Slime Committee Reports.
The Committee on Dairy and Food re
ported favorably on bill No. 938, prohib
iting adulteration and misbranding of
foods, drugs, etc., and the Committee on
Cities reported favorably on the bill pro
viding for a salary of S6OO a year for
Milwaukee Aldermen. The Committee
on Transportation reported for indefinite
postponement the memorial to Congresti
relating to reciprocal demurrage, A fa
vorable report was given on the bill re
quiring that the price and tenure be
placed upon every railroad ticket. The
Committee on Finance, Banks and Insur
ance reported for postponement the joint
resolution looking to State insurance and
the resolution to have a legislative com
mittee investigate the various insurance
systems of the world and report to the
next Legislature some system of State
insurance. The bill authorizing the for
mation of printers' mutual insurance cor
porations was adversely rej>orted. The
Committee ol Judiciary reported in with
out recommendation joint resolution 88A,
to limit the length of legislative sessions,
Mr. Ileilbron dissenting.
Host of mils Introduced.
The number of bills introduced in the
Assembly alone has reached the 1,000
mark and they are still coming in at the
rate of five or ten a day. Already bills
amending the statutes of 1907—laws en
acted this session—have been introduced.
This legislating is a sort of an endless
chain business —or would be unless the
fun wore off after a while and the mem
bers come to the arbitrary conclusion that
they have had enough and are going to
For Uniform Game Law*.
The Senate passed the joint resolution
memorializing Congress to take steps for
the enactment of a uniform game law.
Strict Auto Lawi Modifled.
A bill lessening the restrictions on the
running of automobiles in Wisconsin was
passed by the lower house Tuesday, and
the prospects are that it will go through
the Senate. The measure gives an auto
ist the right to skip by a frightened horse
or team if he thinks that is necessary to
avoid an accident. The present law re
quires him to hold his machine station
ary. The bill also repeals the provis
ions of the law requiring an autciat to
stop the motor of his machine on signal
from a driver of a horse or team.
Mast Support Poor Relatives.
The Barker bill to compel people to
support poor relatives was concurred in
by the Assembly, but the bill by tb r,
same author providing a penalty for the
sale or manufacture of adulterated or
misbranded drugs was non-concur:ed in.
Resident Has One Advantage.
The Senate concurred in the Assembly
amendment to the Senate amendment to
the bill relating to the killing of deer,
making the Wisconsin law provide that a
resident may kill two deer and a non
resident only one.
Senate Gives Away.
The Senate receded from the position,
on its amendment to the bill relating to
the acknowledgment of deeds and con
curred in Assembly amendment striking
out town, city or village clerks and the
register of deeds from the district of offi
cials by whom such acknowledgments may
be taken.
The Hot Lates district of New Zea
land Includes seven lakes ranging to,
area from three to thirty-one squaro
miles, besides many of smaller size. ,

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