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The admission of Oklahoma Into the Union has necessitated the rearrange ment of the stars on the flag to admit the symbol of the new State, and it has been a big task to rearrange the stars on all the military flags of the country. Various ideas have been advanced for the simplification of the field of stars on Old Glory. The difficulty in adding new stars is that the rows are neces sarily made up of uneven numbers, and AFTEB LONG YEARS. Dear, whom I would not know If I passed you on the street, So long and long and long ago Are the days when we used to meet. You may be glad to hear That somewhere out of the bine Come vague sweet dreams that bring you near, That I often think of you; That now and tnrn I thrill At a rustle in the dark; That I start as the wind sweeps over the hill. As I 'see the fire-fly’s spark. Somebody stepped on my grave? Or somebody slipped out of yours? I cannot tell! There are ghosts that crave A bit of the love that endures. —Harper's Magazine. AUNT HANNAH'S PARTY ‘•Dear me, Ezra!" said good Aunt Hannah. “I do wish something would happen! Land o’ liberty! I get so aw ful tired of this monotonous life—not a single neighbor less than a mile away an' not a chick or child at home. I ought to be ashamed to complain, and I am! But Ido wish something would happen right here in front of our house! Something tu Ux*k at!” Aunt Hannan, good soul, little dreamed that before three hours had passed something would happen. The one great event in her monoto nous life was the daily passing of the overland passenger trains, which brought their eager tourists to Califor nia or carried home returning wander ers back toward the rising sun. In Aunt Hannah’s dally life this sim ple passing of the trains grev to be an event of importance. She could catch tantalizing glimpses of women’s fair faces and the laughing eyes of little children ns the Overland flashed by, not three rods from her own front door. Sometimes she waved a snowy dish towel at them ns they rushed past, and looked wistfully after them till the long out hid the curving train. But on this particular day Aunt Hannah’s heart almost stood still In her ample bosom. For the Overland came into sight, running more and more slowly, and finally coming to a labor ing, clunking Mop almost at her very door. Such a thing had never happened be fore. and Aunt Hannah was filled with wordless excitement. Something had happened at last! Uncle Ezra was stir ring around njir CLo house, keeping a watchful eye upon old Dobbin, the white horse, which was patiently walk ing never-ending miles In the treadmill which pumped water for the house and garden and the neighboring orchard of young orange trees. Aunt Hannah speedily informed him of the groat event, and Uncle Ezra, ns wonder-filled ns she. walked down to the railroad track to see what might be wrong. Aunt Hannah, from the porch, hoard him say hospitably to the conductor: “Why. yes. we've got a telephone. Come right in au’ use it.” And in a few moments that won derful creature —the blue-uniformed, brass-buttoned conductor of the Over land was standing on Aunt Hannah's bright rag carpet and talking in crisp, curt, masterly tones to some unseen de linquent at the city ten miles l>ehind. It appeared that some oue had blun dered. The passengers swarmed out of the cars aud wandered aimlessly along the track. Then the women and children began to stray Into Aunt Hannah’s frout yard, looking with genuine tour ist curiosity at every little common place thing that met their eager gaze. For this was a trainload of brand-new tenderfoot from the far Fast, most of whom were stepping upon California soil for the first time In their live*. Aunt Hannah was radiant and over flowing with hospitality. Before ten minutes had passed she had discovered an old lady from her own town in lowa, and a young lady from Boston who had known a second cousin of Ezra's first wife's nephew or some such near relative. Aunt Haunah was In her element. Every rock lug chair she pos sessed and every straight-backed one as well, she brought out into the front yard under the great drooping pepper tree, and her unexpected guests sat around and asked highly intelligent questions of every official they could waylay. Noon c*me. and the long train stood powerless to move. In aoeustomed rivulets of perspiration trickled down the portly conductor's face as he walked up and down In 111* toncealed imjiatlence. A tin.; Hannah's hospitable soul ex panded. “I'll fry every egg on the place,” she said, “and steep that fire pounds of coffee I’ve Just got, and cut this makes it impossible to arrange c field of stars that is perfectly balanced. In order to obviate this difficulty it has been suggested that .ue Bum be placed in a circle, so that no matter how many new States and stars a-e destined to apply for e place in the future they could ail be provided for by tne simple expedient of adding constellations to the end on the circular line. This is a radical departure that has found some favor with the government offi- up the six loaves of bread I baked yes terday, and open every glass of jelly I’ve got, but these women and children sha’n’t go hungry!” So she bustled Indoors and tied on her second-best white apron, made a tire and set things going in her usual capable way. “Land!” she said. “It’s a long time since I had such a run of company! Of course, they could get their dinner on the train, but mebby good ’ll taste good to ’em! Anyway, it wouldn’t look right for me an’ Ezra to set down and eat an’ not ask ’em!” The young lady from Boston tied on Aunt Hannah's very best white apron, beautifully Ironed and smelling of old fashioned lavender, and carried plates and cups and forks and spoons out to the waiting travelers under the great pepper tree. And when Aunt Hannah’s famous coffee began to send forth its enticing fragranee. one by one the men came, too, standing around looking sheepish ly expectant. They sat on tt e porch steps nnd waited patiently for empty cups. Then the big pan of dougtnuts went around, and generous slices of Aunt Hannah’s fresh bread and golden butter and de licious dabs of Aunt Hannah's finest jellies and preserves. The two dozen eggs did not last long, but Aunt Hannah helped out with crisp slices of home-cured bacon, which, as the blue-uniformed conductor said, went right to the spot. The white-capped waiters served a few select souls in the d'nlug car of the Overland, but Aunt Hannah’s was by far the more popular lunch. She ivistled about, flushed and happy. It was like a great beautiful party—a surprise party! Something had hap pened at last. Out of the abundance of her gener ous heart Aunt Hannah had fed the “I DO WISH SOMETHING WOULD HAPPEN.” multitude, but the multitude was not content to have It so. The brass-but toned conductor himself (who had set a very bad example by eating of Aunt Hannah’s cooking instead of the col ored chef’s) passed his official cap and gathered in a shining shower of sil ver, which he presented with a neat little speech to Aunt Hannah. Theu the ever-present tourist cameras came into action, pad Aunt Hannah was taken with her big white apron on by at lenst a dozen amateurs. Then there wi e other snapshots, too—Un de Ezra in his overalls, the great pep per tree, the disabled engine, the per spiring conductor, and even old Dob bin himself. The old lady from lowa and the young lady from Boston Insisted upon helping with the dishes, and there en sued a merry clatter from the kitchen. Some of the young folks gathered around Aunt Hannah’s parlor organ and sang old Gospel hymns, or looked over Aunt Hannah's Flush-covered pho tograph album on the marble-topped center table. At last the conductor wiped hi streaming brow aud shouted “All aboard!” and Aunt Hannah’s beauti ful party was over. There were hur ried handshakes, nnd one or two Im pulsive hugs and kisses for Aunt Han nah. many cheery words of thanks and appreciation, and then they all ran to ward the cars nnd scrambled aboard. Aunt Hannah, looking and feeling twenty years younger, stood on the porch and watched the long train as it got into motion and slowly pul!(Hi out. waving her white apron in response to a score of waving handkerchiefs, and could scarcely see them for the tears which dimmed her kind eyes. And thus she stood as the long train entered the cut and slowly disappeared from view. She and Ezra began to carry the chairs into the house. Aunt Hannah was a little tremulous, rrom excitement. “Ezra," she said, "when I wished this mornin’ that something would happen I didn't really want the Overland should break down, but I’m awful glad It did!” “My! My! I don’t know when I ever did have such a -good time! And, Ezra, here’s $27 that conductor took up In his cap. What, in mercy’s name, can I do with so much money? Oh. I know! I know! I’ll pay Ella’s fare out here—Ella’s and the baby’s! Seems like I ought to use it some way like that, seeing my opposition restaurant took a lot of enstomer* away from the dining car on the Overland I" —New Or leans Times-Democrat dais Intrusted with the work of re arranging the flag, but it has not been thought expedient to adopt the idea without appeal to Congress and through Congress to the nation, for it is felt that such an Important matter as the re designing of Old Glory la a matter of full national consideration. Far-seeing citizens have pointed ont that in time the addition of new States and the unavoidable division of single States into double or treble common wealths will so crowd the field of stars as at present arranged that it will look Inartistic and unsatisfactory. The greater the number of stars the smaller will be the symbols, for the compara tive size of the field cannot be changed without spoiling the flag and destroy ing the appearance of the finest banner on earth or sea. This problem is being discussed by patriotic persons who take an interest in national matters, and a number of designs are on file at the war office that aim to provide an ar tistic and striking arrangement of stars that, like that suggested by the circular array, will permit of the addition of a great number of constellations without making the flag look at a little distance like a striped banner with a jack of pure white, as would be the case were the blue field crowded with stars. — Williamsport (Pa.) C It VEGETABLE CURIOSITIES. Plants that Mnrder Other funta and Flowers Around Them. Trees are very like human beings. They have their sympathies and aver sions. Most of them like company and grow better in clumps, but many are very particular about the company they keep. When they have what they like they flourish. When they have uncon genial neighbors they are stunted and often die. If you keep your eyes open tehee walking in the country you will see for yourself that these remarks are per fectly true. Observe a solitary tree standing alone in an open meadow. It is rarely so fine In size or shape as one which In a wood. At first sight this seems curious, for one would nat urally imagine that a tree that has an unlimited supply of soil and air and light would have a better chance o' prospering than another which had to share these necessities with its neigh bors. The real truth of the matter is that a young tree must be protected from the wind. If it is not it gets a setback from which it never recovers. But it does not pay to plant a young tree near to one which is already in full growth, and especially is this the case If the older tree be a pine or a Scotch fir. The pine will simply push its roots out and absolutely strangle Its younger companion. Almost all evergreens exercise an evil effect upon the so-called deciduous trees, the ones that lose their leaves in winter. The worst of the whole lot Is the yew. No other plant or shrub can keep up the struggle for existence be neath the black shadow of a yew tree. Even grass and weeds will not grow in such a place. There is a semi-tropical plant com monly grown in our gardens and most useful in medicine which Is at least equally deadly as the yew. This Is the castor bean. Everything animal and vegetable seems to bate this handsome plant with Its large, shiny leaves. Nett ing will grow beneath It, and even a goat will starve before eating Lo custs refuse to touch it, and t is said that the surest way to keep a lawn from moles is to plant a few castor beans here and there in the grass. Incredible as It may appear, there are plants which are so mutually hos tile that they cannot exist In one an other’s neighborhood. This is true of the thistle and the rape. If a field is infested with thistles, which seed them selves and come up thicker year by year, the best plan Is to plow it and sow rape. The thistle will be absolute ly annihilated. Other antagonistic plants are the rose and the mignonette. Between these antipathy goes so far that. If you fill a vase with specimens of the two flow ers mixed together the result will be that both will lose their scent and very shortly afterward their freshness also. Of all the mean, shabby plant crim inals known, none can quite match the dodder. Starting as quite an ordinary plant, with roots of its own, the dodder lies In wait for a neighbor which may suit its requirements, and seizing upon it drives suckers deep into Its stem and lives upon the juices of its unwill ing host. The miserable dodder then discards its own roots, degenerates into a mass of pink filaments which climb all over its adopted parent, and in short, becomes a parasite of the mean est description. Feeding eutirely upon the Juices of its host, it usually ends by killing the latter: but as the dodder itself can grow and spread from an inch of uninjured stalk, it simply seeks anew victim for destruction. Art In Spanish Bank -Note*. To baffle the counterfeiters who are both numerous and cunning in Madrid, the Bank of Spain has pursued the l*olicy of changing its notes with great frequency and retiring each issue as fast as possible, says the New York Sun. The bank has now determined on a new plan. It has placed an order frr a series of notes with an English concern and it will rely for safety upon a special color process. In ad dition the uotes are to present pictures of well known buildings in Spain, ex ecuted with a perfection that will defy counterfeiting. “The pictures are to be so beautiful that amateurs will be tempted to frame them.” says one Spanish newspaper. "Hardly.” rejoins another, "the cost of the set will be 1,673 pesetas, you see." To the Spanish mind $33&50 is a great deal of money. A Draw hack. “There is one disadvantage aboct be ing a prohibitionist.'’ “What is thatr “One can't consistently vote a full ticket”—Baltimore American. A soft answer bas turned many a young man's thoughts toward tne fur niture Installment houses. When any one feels good, it la not because be has good lock, or take* medietas, bat because he ta young. FRISCO 6REEIS FLEET, 46 WARSHIPS 111 LINE Million Persons See Evans Lead Biggest_Modern Squadron Into Port. SEC. METCALF REVIEWS CRAFT Combined Atlantic and Pacific Ves sels Enter as Guns Boom and Carnival Begins. ' Saluted by the guns of the Presidio, cheered by scores of thousands of men and women, greeted by the blasts of countless whistles, the Atlantic fleet swept into the harbor of Sau Francisco shon ,' after noon Wednesday. Four mouths and twenty days out from Hampton ltoads. the fleet thus success fully completed the first leg of the round-the-world cruise. The demonstration with which the fleet was welcomed was one of the most noteworthy which has ever occurred on the Pacific coast. Every hill, tall build ing, army reservation, park space, coastal precipice and wharf surround ing the Golden Gate and the shores of the spacious bay was massed black with people whose voices rose in roar after roar of cheering. It is estimated that at least a million onlookers were gathered to watch the fleet's entry. The harbor itself was jammed with excursion steamers, sailing vessels, yachts, rowboats and miscellaneous craft, all gay with flags and each giv ing vociferous greeting by whistle or by tue hurrahing of its crew. From the city proper came the chim ing of all Sau Francisco's bells, while above the whole outburst of acclaim the cannon of the Presidio boomed slowly the salute of the American navy to the American uavj. The navy mean while officially welcomed the navy through Secretary Metcalf, whose white-anchored, four-starred blue flag fluttered from the gunboat Yorktown. The marine picture afforded by the ships was one beautiful in the extreme. In all there were forty-six vessels in the line which threaded its way up the harbor. The Atlantic fleet of sixteen battleships and six destroyers, which had made thp voyage from Hampton Roads, held, of course, the place of honor. With them were the eight sup ply boats and tenders which had also made the 14,000-mile cruise. As an es cort for these thirty ships steamed the nine armored cruisers and five destroy ers of the Pacific fleet, as well as the battleships Wisconsin and Nebraska, which joined the Atlantic fleet there for the remainder of the cruise around the world. Evan* Leads Procession. At the head of this formidable fleet steamed Admiral Evans’ flagship, the Connecticut. The admiral stood ou the after bridge of that famous flagship as she led the way through the harbor gate. After the flagship there followed at equal distances and in single column the seven other vessels ol the first squadron, the Kansas, Vermont, Loui siana, Georgia, New Jersey, Ithode Is land and Virginia, with the new rtcruit to the Atlantic fleet, the Nebraska. After the first squadron sailed the two divisions of the second, the flagship Minnesota, with Rear Admiral Thomas on the bridge, and the Ohio, Missouri, Maine, Alabama, Illinois, Kearsarge and Kentucky, with the other new comer. the Wisconsin. After these eightet.j battleships came the six destroyers of the Atlantic fleet, the vessels of the Pacific fleet and the supply boats and tenders of Admiral Evans’ command. The ships as they sailed into the bay were dressed only at the mastheads, big American flags flying at fore and after trucks and at the neak of the gaffs. The blue flag of Admiral Evans on the Connecticut was followed by the rod flags of six subordinate rear ad mirals. even Admiral Dayton himself pulling down his blue flag as command er in chief of Jhe Pacific fleet and sub stituting the red ensign. Pressing to anchor, the ships steamed in review before Secretary Metcalf, the Connecticut tiring a salute of seven teen guns. When the last of the ships had swung into four long anchorage columns a signal from the flagship sent the fluttering lines of multi-hued flags flying to the mastheads, and the ships were at full dress during the re mainder of the afternoon. ALL AROUND THE GLOBE. The agricultural aipropriation bill car ries a total of $11,518,800. Gov. Sheldon of Nebraska received at Lincoln a government warrant for $3,- 227 for the officers of the Tnird Nebraska regiment which Col. W. J. Bryan com manded in the war with Spain. Nora May French's poem, “Suicide,” claimed a third victim in New York when Rossale Peck pulled a pistol trigger and sent a bullet into his heart as he lay on a bench in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. Wallace H. Ham, ex-treasurer of St. Paul’s Episcopal church of Boston. Mu> , who was serving a sentence in the Massa chusetts State prison of fifteen to twenty years for the larceni of $214,000, died. The legislative committee of the Min nesota Automobile Association proposes that a tax of from $lO to S2O be levied by the State on each machine and th* proceeds applied to building good roads. Charging desertion. William Cooke, hus band of Grace MacGowan Cooke, author ess, filed suit for absolute divorce at Chattanooga. Term. Sixteen beet sugar factories in Michi gan in 1907 produced 1ti5.000.000 pounds of sugar. Nine thousand four hundred acres were planted to beets last year and farmers received $4,500,000 for their crop*. In parts of North Dakota, where wheat has been almost the only market crop for yeara. the fanners this year are turning to oats and barley. In northwestern Minnesota, on the other hand, the acreage of wheat will be increased. W. J. Riggins of Columbia. Tenn.. re plevin cd his wife, formerly Ada Temple ton, from her parents, according to a dis patch received from Chattanooga. Team, and when required to give bond tot twice her value fixed the valuation at $lO. The government pumping station at Garden City, Kan, has been started. The plant is the first of its kind. It con sists of a centra] power station. 300 welts located in group* of ten, each with its own pump and concrete conduit, which discharge* into the main canaL The plant will supply 11,000.000 gallons, or 30.- 000-acre feet of water to the farmers' ■ nni during the season, irrigating 8,000 acres this season. POLITICS****** OF THE DAY The Roosevelt Way. A rift of involuntary humor broke through the solemn paragraphs of Pres ident Roosevelt's last message to Con gress. “These measures,” he ingenu ously confessed, “do not represent by any means all that I would like to see done if I thought it possible.” The admission was ridiculously unneces sary. Nobody would expect one mes sage to compass the whole range of his desires. It is entirely characteristic of Mr. Roosevelt that he should go out of bis way to tell Congress that there are many other things he would recommend if he could count on Senators and Rep resentatives sitting patiently to hear all he has on his mind. He really has a consuming desire to be personally as sociated with every possible reform to ward which legislation may be direct ed. This was the animating cause for his addressing Congress with recom mendations that constitute in large part a thrice-told tale. He wants an ineffaceable Roosevelt stamp on every proposition any large number erf peo ple may consider a good Chip?. This development of mental greedi ness began very early in Roosevelt’s presidential career and Ims been the direct cause of his complete undoing in so far as the scope of his influence with Congress is concerned. Few of the A COUNTER IRRITANT! WTo Mo SPCCML MtSSAer Jjv I —St. Louis Republic. Presidents -who have preceded him have been as completely without influence in shaping legislation. Indeed, there was never another instance of either house suspending the reading of a presiden tial message and adjourning over with out finishing the document. Everybody but the President himself realizes that he would strengthen his influence immeasurably and far more certainly associate his name with legis lative action if lie would restrict his at tention to a few important measures and leave the legislative branch of the government opportunity to make occa sional discoveries on its own account. There is no chance of this wisdom pen etrating his consciousness, however. To the end of bis administration the flood of recommendations will continue to pour over the Capitol. Congress would not even be startled if he should for mally communicate his personal ap proval of the moral principles embed ded in the Ten Commandments and demand re-enactment of the Decalogue. —St. Louds Republic. Selfish Tariff Reform. The American Newspaper Publish ers’ Association, mostly Republicans, have at their late meeting in New York again urged Congress to pass a bill for free wood pulp and free print Uncle Joe and the Republican mana gers in Congress seem very loath to take notice of the matter. In fact, it is reported they decline to undertake any tariff legislation until “after elec tion.” The Republican publishers can hardly blame the Republican politi cians. Their demand for free pulp and paper is a very selfish demand; for they do not ask Congress for relief from the iniquitous tariff on anything but paper and pulp, but rppear to be willing to see every one else plundered but themselv -s. Now, with the publishers or Demo ciatic newspapers the demand for tar iff reform Is more consistent. They not only ask for the tariff on paper to be removed, but also, unlike the Rtpubli can publishers, want the tariff tax on marly everything else reduced or abol ished. That is, they are anxious to see everyone get a fair share of the tariff reduction, and, although very naiural- Iv, they ask that their own business be freed from the plundering of a rapa cious trust, they do not stop *t that, but ask for tarifT reform on ail arti cles of necessity, especially thone pro ducts sold by the trusts cheaper to for eigners than to our own people. Republican members of the T'nited State* Senate and House of Represen tatives are feeling the political pressure so keenly that the Steering Committee of the Senate is said to be qnite willing to pass the bill for free pulp and free , if the Democratic Senators will acm not to amend the bill by adding reductions on other product* that are even more highly protected by the tar iff lf.w. The bi 1, of course, could be put through the House without amend ment or debate. But tae Republican leaders cac hardly expect the Demo crats to pull Delr chestnuts out of tbe Arc by such gn agreement; for other manufacturing Interests *re suffering more than tbe publisher* are by the high price of semi-raw material. All who manufacture articles, of which steel it tbe principal item, would like the tariff on steel revised, os abolish ed ; end. as to do that would reduce the price of agricultural machinery, tool*, and a hundred article* of general use. the people would ha alao benefited. Oth er schedules revised would produce sim ilar results. Of course, the action of Speaker Cannon In having a special committee appointed to investigate the paper trust and the price of wood pulp and paper is but to try and evade action, with the implied promise of reforming the paper and wood schedule after election. %it can this implied promise be relied on. and how will the people fare in the tariff reductions they desire? If the tariff protection the paper trust enjoys is taken from it, why should other trusts stl'l be protected? The whole brood of trusts would then take alarm and ttye Republican campaign managers would be more seriously alarmed than the managers of trust**, lor when Mr. Bliss and Mr. Cortelyou, or whoever is selected by the Republi can campaign managers to bleed the trusts, call for their share of,the swag to re-elect those who “firmly believe in the principle of protection.” they would hardly be greeted with out stretched hands as heretofore. It would, therefore, seem that the Republican publishers must suffer for tneir love of protection for the sake of principle, and the Democratic publishers must suffer because they can’t help it. The Tobacco Trust is reported to be about to dissolve. Friends in Wash ington—apparently Republicans—are said to liave advised such action on the ground that the officials of the trust are liable to prosecution under tihe anti-trust law. Ever s ace 1902 the Department of Justice has had on tile the evider j to convict the trust offi cials, but has refused to prosecute. Now at this late day, just before a national election, evidently for political effect, (he administration is beginning to get b.'S.v. But apparently the trust offi cials need not bo alarmed, they' have the tip to prepare for the inevitable and by dissolving t!ho present trust can organize In secret and under a gentle man’s agreement can still plunder the tobacco growers ..nd the tobacco con sumers, ns the beef combine is doing. It is believed that the entire Ameri can Tobacco Company, the American or United Cigar Stores Company, the Amerhim Cigar Stands Conqmny, the American Snuff Company, the Ameri can Licorice Company, together with many other underlying and subsidiary companies comimslng the American To bacco Company. wiU undergo reorgan ization. and that a number of indepen dent <'onqwnit>s controlling the tobacco and paper cigarette, boxes, licorice, Russian nnd Turkish cigarette, leaf ex jiort. anl oflher companies, will be re organized under separate heads. How kind and thoughtful our Ilipub lican friends are to trusts and corpo rations, especially when tllie contribu tion box is about to be handed around for campaign funds. Hrpubllcan Chaos. The Republican party is split on “me and my policies” and party lines are breaking down as never lefore. In the House of Representatives we see the extraordinary spectacle of the Demo crats sujqjorring many of President Roosevelt's recommendations and the whole Republican machine refusing to consider Che same. Then the President lias set his heart upon, at least, four near l>atrJeshl r . and the Republican leaders refuse to agree with him and a;propriate but for two battleship*. Ev ery Southern State ami some northern districts are sending contesting delega tions to the Republican national con vention. and Texas will send three dele gations, all claiming to bo the only true representatives of the G. 'J. P. The Republican leader* -ire determined to pas* the appropriation bits and ad journ on or before May 15: tbe Prewi tle.it threatens, if they do, to call an extra session to ctunider the reform bills which rhe Demo Tats In the House insist on having a vote upon. All Is chaos politically, and undoubt edly the voters are becoming disgusted with the Pvepubliean leaders and the number o' independent voters will be greatly increased in consequence. Will the DeuM*T*t so unite a* to take ad vantage of this state of affairs? Tired of TfddrUni. Tbe older set of Senators are disgust ed with President Roosevelt’* bosglsm and with the impertinence of those “Spaniel Senators” who attempt to in timidate other* by appeals to the fear of tbe Big Stick. Senator Aldrich ex pressed this disgust tbe other day in these words: “It la a matter of sur prise to me, when a Senator rise* on this floor, and practically announces that The President says this or that moat be done.’ and therefor* that we ought to do it-" Gunpowder was used by the Chin*** Shortly after the death *f Christ. The Badger State News of the Week Concisely Condensed FEAR KENOSHA GIRL MURDERED Think Lean Till mini May Hove Been Ono of Mr*. Ganam' Victim*. Kenosha people are watching with a jreat deal of interest the developments in the search for bodies at the Gnnne&s farm near Laporte. Ind., as it is thought pos sible that Anna Tillman, formerly of Kenosha, is one of the women buried be neath the "soft plates’’ on the farm. The woman disappeared two years ago. and at that time she had just lett Lajmrte to go to a farm near that city. The last letter received from her stated that she was not iii good health, nnd that she had been invited to go out into (he country for an indefinite time. Anna Tillman was a handsome brunette. She had been estranged from her mother, who still re sides in Kenosha. TWINE PLANT CONTRACT LEI. I Crosse Man Will Build Sta-e Prison Factory at Waupun. The State ixiard of control has award ed the contract for the construction of the binding twine plant at the State pris on at Waupun to Charles W. Noble of La Crosse, whose hid of $40,500 was the lowest of the dozen submitted. The con tract for the new machinery for the en larged power plant at the State prison was awarded to the Rathbun-Jones com pany of Toledo for $25,000. The con tract for furnishing and installing bath and toilet room fixtures at the State home for the feeble minded at Chippewa Falls was awarded to Robert Korn of Milwau kee for $2,895. RESCUES DROWNING CRIPPLE. Grand ltnpids Man Nearly Loses His Life In the Attempt. A tragedy was narrowly averted by the prompt action of Ed. Smith of Grand Rapids in rescuing James McGuire of West Grand Rapids. The lad was walk ing along the edge of the stone dam of the Consolidated mills when lie lost his balance and fell into the river. Smith was rowing in the pond above the dam and the cries attracted his attention. In the struggle which followed, the boat was overturned and both man and boy were carried near the edge of the Rapids. Their calls for help were answered by work men, and their prompt response and ef forts saved the life of both. NEW DISEASE FATAL. Slice in 11. On In Quandary Over Growth* on Head of Woman. Miss Mary Wachholz, a former resi dent of Neenah. is dead at Denver, fol lowing an operation for a foreign growth .which suddenly appeared on her scalp. The doctors attempted to remove the growth, but as fast ns it was removed from one place it appeared in another. A consultation of Denver physicians was held and it is reported they have not ns yet been able to determine what they termed an entirely new disease unknown to their knowledge. WANT ELECTRIC CARS. Manitowoc Merchant* Wunt Motor Far Service to Green Bay. Merchants of Manitowoc will ask the Chicago anti Northwestern Railway Com pany to install a motor car service on its line between Manitowoc and Green Bay anil will go to the State railroad rate commission if necessary to enforce the demand. This action is prompted by the refusal of the Northwestern to re adjust its train schedule on that branch. Charges of discrimination against Mani towoc and in favor of Greee Bay will lie pressed before the rate commission if nec essary to go there with a complaint. BiK Girt far Hospital. Contracts have been let for the erection •f an SIB,OOO addition to Sacred Heart mspital in Tomahawk. The addition •ill be a gift to the Sisterhood of the Sor owful Mother made through the Brad ley company and ttlie donors are believed to be Edward and Junes BraJley cf Mil waukee. The addition is to be completed by Aug. 1. It will be modcim in every respect. Home-t mnliiK Week at Vre tilth. Preliminary plans are being made for a home-coming for former Neenah resi dents to lie held next August. As far as planned one wick's time will be devoted to general festivities. The many paper mill owners are to lake active part and furnish elaborate entertainment. The sjiending money is to be provided by the millionaires. Kind* a Bln l*ot of Gold. While plowing on his farm near New London I/ouis Hoffman unearthed a jar of gold, amounting to $30,000. Hoffman had just purchased the farm from Mrs. John Schmall. nnd She started suit to recover the gold, saying she sold only the farm. Charges (ashler with Theft. Joseph Ruth, cashier in the Arcadia bank, was arrested in Whitehall on the charge of embezzlement. A charge of perjury bas also been made against him. Bail was fixed at 54H.000. Complaint was made by Bank Examiner M. C. Bergb. _____ Fire Building: Women Periled. Indignant residents are suspected of setting fire to a building in La Crosse, whose owners defied the new lid order. Sixteen women narrowly escaped death. Electric Road llenl Cloned. Under a contract signed the other day, the Elk hart-Plymouth interurban line will be completed by the Milwaukee and Fox River Valiev Railroad Company by July 1. and the Sheboygan Light, Power and Railway Company gets a 25-year lease of the tracks for a service to bilk hart lake. Odd Similarity In Accident*. Similar in every detail to the accident which caused her husband's death in Manitowoc two months ago was the one by which Mrs. C. Zarn, a pioneer of Manitowoc county, was killed at Mari nette. Both fell down stairways. Old Fountain Escnvnted. While working on the excavation for the basement for a store on Main street, Oshkosh, workmen discovered an old foun tain which i* believed to have existed a great many years ago. The well was closed up after the present buildings were erected on that street. Gold Beatles Bogus. It is stated that United States govern ment detective* are investigating in Nee nah and vicinity, following an attempt of a Neenah resident to pass a gilded 30- cent piece for a S2O gold piece. It is re ported that a large number of the gilded pieces have been passed there and are is general circulation. Mr*-. Wrtelh Gets Divorce. Mrs. Anna Wrieth of Two River* has been granted a divorce from W. J. Wrieth. defaulting cashier of the Bank ef Two River*, who disappeared on Dec •ration day two yeari ago. ROB IN WAUSAUKEE. Secure *noo in Safe Of Poatmutw Laun—No Clue to Deaperadoea. Early on a recent morning burglar* blew the safe open in the post office and Laun Bros.’ general merchandise store in Wausaukee. Tiny secured SSOO in rnouey and stamps at the post office, but at the store were unable to get the safe door open, although one charge was used. The burglars left no clue. The robbery was discovered the next morning when Mr. Laun, the postmaster, came down and found the safe blown open. Then, going into his store adjoining, lie found that also had been tampered with. Over SIOO in money was in this safe, which withstood the burglars. MISSING BANK CLERK ACCUSED. Harvey Well*, of Kent aha. Now Sought by Federal/' Authorities. The United States government has taken up the search for Harvey Wells, former confidential clerk and liookkeeper of the First National bank of Kenosha, who is charged with falsifying records of a national bank and embezzlement. Weils disappeared from Kenosha last October. His disappearance caused a great sensa tion. No trace of him lias yet been found. At the time of his leaving Kenosha a woman disappeared from the Chicago "red light district,” nnd it is supixised that the two left together. Wells is charged with having embezzled funds of the bank to the amount of $3,2(H). INCORPORATE NEW RAILROAD. Promoters to KNtnlillsh Line from M ill neupolln to .Superior. Articles of incorporation were received at the Secretary of State's office tile oth er day to build gu extension line froiz Minneapolis to Superior, under the name of the Twin Cities and Like Superior Railway Company. The original articles of the corporation, which is capitalized at $7.000,(XX). were obtained in the State of Maine. The articles tiled in Madison provided for the capital stock of sl<M*,- 000 and the building of a line from Sun rise Beet and from Foxboro to Superior. The line in length will tie 120 miles, fifty of which will lie in the State of Wis consin. OLD SWEETHEARTS REUNITED. Neennh Teacher Will Marry Her Lover of Thirty Years \n<>. Mrs. Ida Montgomery, a teacher in the schools of Neenah for thirty-seven years, tiie other day married A. C. Towle of Merna, Neb. Back of the wedding lies an interesting romance. The prospective bride and groom were sweethearts about thirty years ago. They had intended to get married, hut it is said a lovers' quar rel broke off the engagement. Af'er that both married. The bride'* husband died and the wife of Mr. Towle also expired. A few inontns ago the survivors com menced a correspondence. TOOK SON’S DISGRACE HARD. Rapine Man Disappear* After llenr tnu Hl* Son Wat n Forger. Frank R. Clope. aged 49. father of Irv ing dope, who is in prison in Milwau kee mi tihe charge of counterfeiting in Kmcniia, has disappeared. His relatives state that owing to the trouble of his son. his iniml became deranged. The Ha due no lice department is making a search for him. Mr. dope is prominent in Ra cine and u great deal of interest is being taken in the case. He is married and lias a large fami’.t. Snake* In n School house. Miss' Florence Archibold, a country school teacher in the town of Liberty, killed thirteen snakes which invaded her school house. SHORT STATE ITEMS. Fire Chief John E. Nygren Ivas taken charge of the Beloit lire department. Siteps are being taken for securing the G. A. R. meet of I!*U9 for Ena Claire. B'*n Neupert of Stoughton, saloonkeep er, was killed at Stoughton by falling from a train. The government post lights along Lite Mississippi river from St. Paul to Cairo were lighted May 1. Rev. Wilfrid A. Rowell has been in stalled pastor of the First Congregational church of Beloit, after nearly one year’s pastorate. While caring for her sick huslmnd, Mrs. George 11. Dalton, a well-known resident of La Crosse, died suddenly, aged 04 years. Miss Josephine Proudfit of Madison was crowned Queen of tne May at the elalsrate celebration of . 'ay Jay oil the seminary campus in Bryu Mawr. Work on the survey of the Janesville- Madison internrhan Ims begun. The en trance to Madison will be by way of the Chautauqua and county fair grounds. Municipal Judge Griff Thomas and Chris Strong, a brewer, charged with renting their buildings to lie used for disorderly pur]s>si>s, were acquitted by a jury in Hurley. Fire practically destroyed the main Iniilding of the Drummond Packing Com pany in Kau Claire. The Kau Claire box factory adjoining suffered also. The loss is $15,000. insured. About J<>o men are temporarily made idle. A jury gave a verdict of s7.of>o to Mrs. Catherine Ryan against the Oshkosh Gas Light Company. July 29. 1907. Dennis H. Ryan, a farmer living math of the city, and bis wife, the plaintiff, cans* in to witness a wild west show. While hitching his horse. Ilvan grasped a guy wire to an electric light pole and re ceived a shock that caused instant death. The board of regent* of the State uni versity has applied to Andrew Uarnegie for aid in accordance with the term* fixed by him. Two years ago tvli-n tbe question came up the board almost unan imously voted against accepting such aid. Miriam J. Glass, a horseman known throughout tbe State, will probably lose bis left hand as a result of being bitten by a trotting stallion known as Mont rose, owned by Dane Bros, of Oshkosh. Mr. Glass was cleaning tbe horse and had untied the rope when the animal snapped at him. Three tendons in his left band were seriously injured and one of tbe bones of the fingers wa* broken. State Treasurer A. 11. Itabl has receiv ed a check for $1,662.42 from tbe attor neys interested in the First National bank of Ladysmith as the amount due tb* State. The bank was wrecked in 1905 and two officials are under indictment for making false reporyi and will be tried in Earn Claire in June. Former State Treas urer Ketnpf had deposited large sums of the State money in the institution. Efforts to bring Moba and Dougherty together in Oshkosh for a boring contest have not met with success. Moha ha* not made any reply to the terroa offered by the Oshkosh Boxing Club, and con sequently the match will probably not taa. place.