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Life of (he Shop Girl.
The small-town girl, driven from her town by the flnaucial collapse of her family or else by the birth of a spirit of Independence in her own mind, with no home except her handbag and no support except her courage, advances to the center of the stage In a large city to make good. She has a man's problem. She gets a woman’s wpge. Sir dollars a week. How will she live? The ready suspicion crosses your mind, the yellow suspicion of yellow sociol ogy. Don't adopt It too lightly. Watch that girl’s struggles. Bee her settling down to pass her six-dollars-a-week novice period in a girls’ clubhouse, says Everybody's. She sleeps In a room with three oth er girls. She pays $2.75 a week for her bed, her breakfast and her din ner. She gets taro sandwiches and an apple for 5 cents when she leaves the club In the morning, and she consumes them at noon In a store lunchroom along with a cup of coffee. She doesn't send many of her clothes to a public laun dry. She washes them in the club laundry at a tub rental of 5 cents an hour. When her absolutely unavoid able expenditures for room, board, car fare and laundry have been met, she has $1.65 left. For new clothes, she hunts bargains lu materials and does her own manufacture, after working hours, on the clut sewing machine. For books, magazines and newspapers shs uses the club reading room and the circulation department of the free pub lic library. For amusements she Joins a singing society and attends the free concerts and lectures with which the winter season of every large city Is plentifully sprinkled. These really self-supporting girls. TWO STYLISH GOWNS. Olympic Cloth. There Is a new cloth called Olympic cord, which bean a resemblance to the dead-and-gone Bedford cord, but, like all other materials. It Is softer than the old-time fab rics. Our Illustration was made from a gown construct ed from the Olympic eorfl variety, very light In weight and black In color. It Is a princess model, with long, cltuglng skirt and bodice, In surplioo-Xashlon, one long end failing almost to bottom of skirt and finished with long, deep, black silk fringe. subjected to the severest economic pres sure, are Mkewlse the most commer ciaHy successful, the most morally Im pregnable. Much sympathy has been claimed for them because they can’t live on a week. The real sympathy they deserve Is because they do. Headtif ■ Bed. Reading In bed. like most luxuries, can be overdone; In fact, there seems to be only one excuse for this fascinat ing way of ending the day. says the Family Doctor. Certain people find that their worries accumulate In their brains after bedtime; their nerves are at high tenslou. und their minds are actively at work trying to solve prob lems that should have been left behind in the city. Going to bed with the brain In such a str.te means that, with nothing to distract the thoughts, hearing nothing and seelug nothing In the darkness, lm aglt atlon has full sway, and hours of wakefulness may le the result. Such a man, we think, will find half uu hour’s reading In bed a great helo. With careful attention paid to the quality and position of the light, so that without flickering It shines over the shoulder and directly outo the page, the much-maligned habit of reading in bed has sometimes a very beneficial •ffe- t upon a tired and overwake ful brain. Rout and Hat. A strikingly beautiful and practical hat is a large shape, such as vre show In cut, covered with black satin and trimmed with a - wreath of gorgeous r ve ' v,vt roses, shading from deep, dark red Beauty. with just glv£_ a touch of na ture. Any color rose could bo used with equally good result Kntrrprbe la Succeful. Ten years ago two energetic young women decided to open a tea room In Wellesley village, whers the college students could get luncheons If they desired or take afternoon tea. It was so successful that a corporation was formed, outsiders putting money Into the enterprise. Now the corporation has changed into the Wellesley Inn Corporation, and it ia quit* a flouriah- lng business. It Is nova college club house, and the ladies at the head of the organization are very proud of its success. Stnnnina Creation. /•‘v. / There seems to be no end to the gor geous millinery creations put forth this season, and each week’s models Bur pass those previously displayed. The writer was fortunate enough to be al lowed a peep at the trousseau of a well-known society girl about to be married, and there was tlje smartest and most gorgeous chapgau seen this season. The cut gives a splendid idea of the shape, and It was built with black satin top faced with white tulle and the side decoration consisted of three magnificent white plumes fast ened directly in front, where their at tachment was covered with a ehoux of black filet net. —Exchange. The Mother’s Part. Boys to fight battles to-dny as their fathers before them. All modern teaching that children should not fight, that boys should be friendly to each other, Is very well In theory, but the “bully” Is still In existence to-day and A Pretty Dlrectoire Model. A delightful matinee gown, or gown for restaurant luncheons, is suggested In the cut on the right it Is built from mauve cloth —the soft, supple kind, with satin finish. You will note the directoire lines and the little bolero, with exceedingly large revere, which meet the long, clinging skirt, Joined by a sash of brown vel vet. The tunic front is trimmed with fancy buttons and soutache to simulate buttonholes. the word “Iter" Is answered by a blow in the best-bred circles. Boys should not get Into fights for the sake of lighting, but every boy has to learn to take care of himself when he starts out in the world, with other boys. As soon as the mother starts to side with her boy, to show sympathy for him, and reprimand other boys for their brutality, she will have to stand for that boy’s unpopularity and see him grow Into a coward; but If she al lows him to fight his own battles, even at the expense of a few bruises and scratches, he will be worth while. The whimpering child who always runs to his “mother” with - every offense has small chance In the big game of life to come. Gold Is a conspicuous note In pres ent fashions. Many of the best coats have detach able fur linings. New turbans are roomy, coming down ur the bead 10 the ears. Some of the smartest shops are be ginning to show small hats. Capes In military effects are seen for young girls’ evening wear. Louis XVI. designs are most popu lar among coiffure ornaments- Fur tu bans promise to have great er vogue ‘han ever this winter. Smart handkerchiefs for women are in a solid color with a white border. Buckles of fine, highly polishes wood are one of the latest conceits of Paris. Embossed velvet belts In all the de sirable colors come with cut-steel buckles. Hatpins, enormous and brilliant, are seen In some of the most elaborate coiffures. Fine ellk-and-wool cashmere Is forg ing steadily ahead as a favorite tu drees goods. A pretty little fad Is to tie around the canter at the moil a narrow velvet ribbon of the same color as that used ou the hat. The Bernhard cuff, shaped something like a mlt, is a pretty touch on the tight sleeve. Silver and gold buckles with tiny beads trim some of the prettiest tulle dancing frocks. A hrge automobile muff has in It a specially constructed pocket for car rying a pet dog. Bracelets are being worn again, quantities of them. They need not match in size, material or design. A magnificent scarf seen lately was of the most delicate silk, Into which was woven all the colors of the nastur tium, from palest yellow to deepest orange red. Soft net of pale orange, adorned with large slik spots of the same shade, Is the rage of the moment In Paris and is used not only to drape hats, but for evening dresses. I’uquln is responsible for • new shade known as Capucine and described a3 a cross between rose-pink and to mato. It appeared as a gorgeous opera wrap designed for the Crown Princess of Germany. A Sweet-Tempered Wife. The most valuable asset a woman can possess Is a sweet temper In d&lly life, because a sweet temper makes the happiness of home. If many a young wife would tnly realize what a charm a sweet temper has for a hus band, she would try to cultivate one. When the tired man comes home from a weary day In the city all the toils and troubles a( the working hours can be smoothed awßy by the sweet words of a sweet disposition. There Is never a “But” with the sweet-tempered wife, never a tiny grumble, and the littls home becomes such a sunshiny abode that it can make Its inmates forget the cares of life that otherwise would become heavy indeed. Some Surmises. It Is what we will to will, not what we will, That makes us what we are. —Woman’s Life. There Is no death but that which we do bring Upon ourselves while yet we seem to live. —Amelia Rives (Princess Troubetsky.) When pain grows sharp and sickness rages. The greatest love of life appears. —Mrs. Thrale. Space is against thee—lt can part; Time Is against thee—lt can chill; Words —they but render half the heart; Deeds —they are poor to our rich will. —Jean Ingelow. Many a man wishes life were like Ice cream used to taste when he was ten. Opposed to Suffrage. Mrs. Elihu Root Is an anti-suffraglst and has the courage of her convic tions to the extent that she has allowed herself to be elected a vice president of the organization Mrs. William 11. Taft Is said to be personally opposed to suffrage, but she Is not at all Hk?- ly to come oat upon any platform, at least for the next four years. Divorce Habit Increasing, From statistics It has been proved that divorces I'.a Increasing about three and a half times as fast as the i population, and In the United States ! the lucrease is greater than in other i parts of the world. Nearly a million I divorces have been granted in twenty i years. Plr Flout Juice tor Boat. Tou can remove rust stains from a white dress completely by soaking the dress in pieplant juice, secured by boil ing the pieplant in a quantity of wa ter. It makes the dress pink at first, but this comes out at the first wash ing. and the stains will be effectually removed. A $4,000 wireless telegraph plant It being erected at Newport, which will havs a working radios of 1,250 miles. All Over the State II j Items of Interest in . —— ' WISCONSIN Li 1, - MURDER FOR HIDDEN GOLD. Michael Cronin of Janesville Struck Down Near Home by Robbers. Michael Cronin, of Janesville, who was hit with a club on a recent night by two men who came to his door and asked to be directed to a neif ~bor, died at 3 o’clock the next morning .u. a hospital without regaining conscio iC ess. Thus far the police have beer u nble to get any clue to the identity <f the assailants. Shortly after 0 o'clock .wo st -angers appeared at the Cronin home and i.sked the direction to the home 01 a faulty named James. The strangers appeared not to understand the directions given and Mr. Cronin of fered to accompany them. Shortly after ward a violent knocking occurred at the Cronin door and a rough voice demanded fldmittanco. Mrs. Cronin, who was alone, threatened to shoot the intruder if he did not depart, and the stranger left. When her husband did not return after fifteen minutes Mrs. Cronin became alarmed and started out to look for him. At the gate she stumbled over a prostrate form which she recognized as that of her husband. She picked him up and carried him into the house and then gave the alarm to the authorities. The wound on Mr. Cronin's head seemed to have been inflicted with a blunt instrument. He hovered between life and death until early in the morning, when lie passed away. Mr. Cronin, who was 71 years old. was supposed to have a fortune, estimated at $20,000, buried somewhere about his home, and it is be lieved by the authorities and Mrs. Cro nin that it was to get this money that the crime was committed. Mr. Cronin had often expressed his distrust in banks and it was common gossip around the city that he had a snug sum laid away some where. GAS COMPANY WILLIiit. Manitowoc Corporation Ready to Submit Books for Inspection. That the Manitowoc Gas Company i ; willing to submit its books to the city lor examination, but objects to the man ner in which the proceedings have been instituted because under an adverse ex amination the city is privileged to accept or reject any part of the evidence it wish es. is the declaration of It. C. Douglas of the company, who was subjected to an attack of City Attorney Ilottgen in the proceedings in Circuit Court. Douglas declares that the gas company has offered its books oil several occasions and inti mates that the city attorney is "making a play.” Judge Kirwan has the matter under advisement, the question at issue being whether the city can inspect the books without consent of the State com mission, which is hearing the original ac tion on rates. TRIES TO BURN COLLEGE INN. J. M. Lundy of Harvey, 111., Con fesses Storlln* Fires. J. M. Lundy of Harvey, 111., president of the junior class at Lawrence 1 niver sity, in Apple ten, confessed to three at tempts to burn the College Inn in order to obtain the insurance. The inn is a boarding house conducted for the stu dents by Lundy. He became involved in debt to the amount-of $1,300 and the in surance policies being for practically this amount he sought to recoup his losses by attempting to collect the insurance. After the firemen responded to three alarms at the inn, they beeaue suspicious and Lun dy was taken into custody. Lundy has been prominent in college athletic and so cial circles and his confession has caused a sensation among the students. Lundy’s parents live at Harvey, 111. • COLONY REPORTED STARVING. Wealthy Hebrew* and Associated Charities Respond to Call. With stock dying for we * of food, the “Colony of Israel’ a settlement near Hawkins, Rusk County, is reported starv ing. Wealthy Hebrews and the Asso ciated Charities of Eau Claire have al ready contributed aid, bnt Another call has been received. The colony consists of eight men, three women and fifteen children, who moved to llawkias last fall. They settled on good land, but disastrous fires wrought havoc. Further, k is said, they knew little of local farming condi tions. They cleared land and cut swamp hay, which they intended to sell, as well as wood, but this was all destroyed. The colony is now making charcoal, but there is said to be little demand for it. vTTTT.DT’.R. COMING HOME. Former Madison Editor, Sen Consul r.t Hong Kong, to Return. Dr. Amos P. W*'der, consul general at Hong Kong since the summer of 1906, -Then he left the editorship of ths Wis consin State Journal to represent the Uni ted States as successor to Gen. Edward S. Bragg at the oriental port, is coming home to Madison next May on leave of absence, bis first since the appointment by President Roosevelt. Dr. Wilder will deliver the commencement address at the University of Minnesota in June and it also is said rhat he will give a course of lectures in several parts of the coun try, particularly in the East, where his speeches and writings are well known. FAVOR PACKING PLANT. Wisconsin Society of Equity May Build In r Future. A proposition to establish a meat pack-j lng plant under the individual auspice of the members of the Wisconsin Society of Equity was advanced before the ses sion of that body in Madison by A. Slaughter of Menomonie. The proposi tion. in the form of a resolution, was adopted by the convention, which will be placed on record as favoring such a plant. If established, it will be modeled along the lines of similar plants in other States. REVISE MAIL ROUTES. Improvement* In Railway V'ervjm ani Road* Will Better Delivery. A gib era I revision of the rural ma: delivery route of Manitowoc County ia’ i probable as the result of a |*titton I which has been forwarded to Washing ton by lor* postal officiate. The revision is desired because of recent additions to the railway mail service in the city and the fait that Manitowoc County roads, j which at the time the system was laid j out were deemed unstable and unsatisfac-j tory for the service, have been improved! (- jo that thqy may now be used. Third Donnerstaa Sentenced. Rudolph Donnerstag. who with his two 1 brothers was last August arrested near j Rhineiarder after a gun fight on a charge of counterfeiting, and who with them escaped from The Dane toranty jail, tun was later retaken after a federal officer shot him in the leg. pleaded guilty and was seuienml to two and one-half years in the federal prison at Leavenworth. Kan. The cases of conspiracy against their mother and sis ter were oohed. Six Stores Are Burned. Fire at Unity burned six of the prin-4- pal stores. Loss $50,000 BRIEF STATE HAPPENINGS. Lysond Morgan, a pioneer resident of ltosendale, died at the Gshkoeh hospital following an operation. Richard Kroening, 55 years of age, was killed at the saw mill of the Quaw Lum ber Company at Edgar by a flying 2x4 scantling. Sfate Veterinarian Clark ondeinned six ty-seven out of ninety-nine fine Jersey cattle on the Gortleu Valentine stock farm near Genesee. Officers and 100 students of Ilacine col lege fought a fire which broke out in the east end of the laundry building. The damage is slight. Rex Witte, aged 21 years, son of The ophilus Witte of Beloit, swallowed poison but his mother gave him some black coffee and saved his life. James Conroy, a demented youth from the town of Turtle, has confessed hav ing set fire to and burned the barn of C. P. Bostwick last December. Trout are again in abundance. The fishing tug Lily K. of Sheboygau in one lift brought in 95C pounds considered the record single lift on the Great lankly. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schumacher of Manitowoc narrowly escaped suffocating from coal gas fumes. The coal stove door ha<™oeeu blown off by an explosion of the gas. John Young of Broadhead purchased a pearl front Janesville fishermen for $375. The pearl came from a clam found in the Rock river just below the lower dam. Because smallpox invaded the Journal office at Holcomb, the people of that vil lage were without a local paper for four weeks, but publication has been resumed, the editor and typesetters having recov ered. W illiain Nagle, a steel worker residing at Milwaukee, fell a distance of twenty feet from the Milwaukee road bridge in Marinette and barely eseai>ed drowning. He received a fractured skull and other serious injuries. Mrs. Bert Lewis, formerly of New i ondou, was among those killed in the terrible wreck at Dotscra Biding. Colo. The remains were brought to Ilortonville for burial. Mr. Lewis died suddenly only a few weeks ago. A solid gold medal is offered for the best Lincoln essay by an eighth grade pupil by the Women’s Relief Corps with the iirooiise that the successful essay shall be incorporated in the exercises of Lin coln day in Kaukauna. Nels Estin. a laborer in Madison, while drunk, drank a considerable quantity of carbolic acid. Doctors were called in and they declaie his life was saved only because of the large amount of whisky which he had consumed. Prof. Hughcl! E. W. Fosbroke of Nasli otah house has accepted a call to a chair at the Episcopal Theological school at Cambridge, Mass. Mr. Fosbroke will be gin nis new duties at the beginning of the next school term in September. Glen A. Jensen, only son of former As semblyman Andrew Jensen of New Lou don, and Miss Elizabeth Woodnorth were married at the home of the bride’s uncle, Col. J. 11. Woodnorth, former State Sena tor, at the Waupaca Veterans' Home. Mathies Durawski and his wife, both about 72, were found dead in bed in Mil waukee, where they bad lain three weeks. A small coal stove, with the door wide open and containing a heap of coal dust, indicated the couple had been asphyxiated. Andrew J. Aikeus, general manager of the Milwaukee Evening Wisconsin, is in a critical condition following a stroke of paralysis which he suffered several days ago. Mr. Aikens is one of the oldest and best known newspaper men in the United States. Sixty candidates who desire to be au thorized to administer the tuberculin test to cntt.'e took an examination from the State live stock sanitary board. A simi lar examination was held several weeks igo when twenty-five persons secured cer tifies::'’*. The Verst reate & Fyfe Company’s fac tory in Burlington, together with the con tents, was destroyed by fire the other day. Their specialty was photo supplies and automobile parts. The origin of the fire is unknown. The loss is about st>o,- 000. insurance $52,000. A joint meeting of the city council and school board of the several districts of Manitowoc has been called fir Jan. 25, at which time action will be taken in preparation of a bill for the Legislature which will permit Manitowoc to secure a central high school system. Tlie first burglary in Hudson for many months took place when the Pender sa loon was entered and a small amount of cash, cigars and liquor taken. William Ixiose. at one time a bartender in that saloon, was arrested and charged with the offense. Ix)ose denies his guilt. Joseph Van Sistine of Crivitz accom panied a friend who was suffering with an infected hand to Marinette to receive treatment from a physician. As he was leaving the train he fell on a slippery piatform, crushing the bones of his shoul der The two entered the hospital at the same time. C. P. Cary. State superintendent of public instruction, has announced the ap pointment of Charles Meisnest as county school superintendent of schools in Mani towoc county, the appointment being made for the unexpired term of W. E. I.arson. who lias been made State inspector of rural schools. The Marathon Paper Mill Company is in process of formation at Wausau with a capital stock of $ i56.000 and will build paper mills at Rothschild, where a site and a dam have been secured and will employ 350 men. Work will begin at once and it is expected the plant will lie finished and in operation by May. 1910. The capital interested is entirely local and the men interested have 500,000,000 feet of stauding timber, spruce and hem lock. That the change in the circnit of the about by the tractioq inffi UI'N \\ isconsin-lllinois Lear’" was brought about by the traction interests of eastern Wisconsin, which intend to employ the : organization, as a feeder for their car lines, is the statement of President Peonoy of the I-a Crosse Club in regard to the change. It is expected that a new leagv r will be formed, to be made up of lot Crosse. Winona. Eau Claire, Wausau. Superior. IHihrth. Ashland and Stillwater. Carl G. I-arsen. an alleged deaener from the United States army, wa* ar- I rested while at work in the mill of the Girard Lumber Company at Dunbar. 1 The thirty-seventh annual cußveaiiuu >f the Wisconsin Dairymen’s Association will be held at Barron Feb. 10. 11 and j 12. Among the prominent dairymen who ! will speak are J. Q. Emery. State dairy and food commissioner: Edward H. W*b | ster. director of the Kansas experimental | station at Manhattan, Kan.; Colon C. Lillie, assistant dairy and food commis sioner of Michigan: F. R. Crane, princi pal of the Dunn County A,.icultural school and E>r. M. P. Uavctui. professor of bocterioiowv at the University of M Lv tonsin. IJocoln’s centenary trill be celebrated is Marinette, plans now being made by a committee of citiaena. POSTOFFICE RECEIPTS LARGE. Report of E. W. Keyes Shown Gain Throughout State. The annual statement prepared by Post master E. W. Keyes of Madisoc. showing the gross receipts of the principal post offices of the State for the calendar year 1908, and comparing them with the re ceipts for the same offices during 1907, furnishes the best iossible evidence of the general business prosperity which has been enjoyed everywhere throughout rha State during the last twelve months. Fol lowing is the table: 1907. 1908. Milwaukee $1.302.83.1.61 $1,400,271.06 Karine 203,184.42 215.380.08 Madison 130.904.79 152.200.47 Id Crosy 124.836.79 109.507.93 Oshkosh 80,475.03 89,829.59 Green lla.v 60,596.11 66,422.19 Sheboygan .12.659.05 55.378.77 Superior 57.011.14 57,384.73 Kenosha 48,851.36 55.970.33 Fond du Lae... 46.914.41 49.174. 06 Janesville 45,360.90 47,550.37 Ban Claire 44.623.94 47,516.23 Beloit 43.930 14 47.425.21 Appleton 41,093.97 43.544.68 Wausau 33-.194.87 35,723.84 Manitowoc 31.200.00 32.238.60 Waukesha 28,533.30 30.664.30 Marinette 27.292.42 27,990.95 Fort Atkinson.. - 23,391.34 26,570.84 Ashland 27,518-92 24.718.63 Totals $2,453,406.51 $2,018,522.83 2,453,406.51 Increase in 1908 over 1907. $105,110.31 FORTUNE FOR SOMEONE. Former Resident of Dodge County Leaves Estate of Over 8100,000. John Stoddard, the administrator of the estate of John Xesbit, a pioneer of Dodge county, who died recently, is endeavoring to find some relatives of the deceased who are supposed to be living iu Fond du Lac county. The only known surviv ing relative of Mr. Xesbit is his sister, Janet, a maiden lady who is now 82 years old and who cannot remember the names of her cousins. At the time of Mr. Nes bit's death an old-fashioned safe that had been in his home for many years was opened and found to contain $25,000 in cash and SBO,OOO in bonds. Mr. Xesbit also owned considerable real estate, but had never enjoyed any of the luxuries of life. lie lived in a house without car pets on the floor and at one time when the Congregational church asked him to assist in buying anew cnr|M?t for .he church he refused to do so, saying that he had lived all his life without carpets and he could see no necessity for having one in the church. All efforts to find the relatives have been fruitless. GAS CASE IN COURTS. Manitowoc Secure* Order CompelllnK Comimny to Show Its Book*. The Manitowoc City Gas Company case, upon which the State railroad com mission has granted a rehearing, has -cached the courts, the city having se cured an order for an adverse examina tion of officers of the gas company be fore a court commissioner atid the order requires the oompany to produce its book-;. The gns company, however, has secured an order from the Circuit Court compell ing the city to show cause for an exam ination of its bocks. The city applied for the order to secure evidence :elativr- to •lie earning capacity of the plant which it is alleged was started at $30,000 last year in circulars sent out in offering bonds of the company for sale. The rate com mission fixed the earning at $7 100 and this was the na.c* for the order for an increase in rate which the city is contest ing. CITY WANTS NEW LAW. Connell Memorialise* Lesrlalatnre to Repeal Pnliltc Vtllltle* Act, Another slap at the State railroad com mission was taken by the Manitowoc City Council the other night when it adopted a resolution memorialising the State Leg islature to repeal the public utilities act and to give city council-, authority to regulate and control the rates and ser vice of public utilities in those cities. This will be introduced in the form of a bill in the Legislature and a personal appeal will be made to Gov. Davidson by city officials to enforce the act. The bit; will also provide for an appeal to the couits for a decision on the council s rate. The measure is directly opposed to a bill now before the Legislature. GET ALLEGED FIREBUG. Slate Marshal Partell and Assistant Arrest Arthur Gleason nt Beloit. State Fire Marshal T. M. Turtell and 8. 8. Sommers arrested Arthur B. Glea son at the home of his brother in Beloit and later obtained a confession from the young man which, according to Mr. I'ur tell. implicates him in a series of three fires in the yards of ho Doyan-Rayne Lumber Company of Whitewater. Shortly after obtaining the confession, *the fire marshal telephoned to the chief of police at Whitewater, asking him to hold Oliver Gleason, a brother of Arthur Gleason, who. it is said, is also mired up iu the alleged incendiarism. May Anlld New Railroad. N. C. Foster, the Fairchild lumber millionaire, is retorted on good authority to be one of tbs men back of the project to build a railrc*4 from Mondovi to Gil manton. Farmers along the line and Gilmanton busiue men have already raised nearly $50,000 by subscription. The farmers alone are confident of being able to pay for the roadbed. Hold Races to Boy Moose. A matinee circuit composed of Chip pewa Falls. F,au Claire, Durand and Me nomonie has been organized. Races on the ice will be held each week in one of the cities. Prizes will be furnished to enable Chippewa Falls to get a large moose recently purchased iu Minnesota for Irvine park. Ton Goes Agronndi Crew Rescued. The fishing tug Gunderson Brothers went aground near Kenosha while at tempting tp make the harbor in a dense fog. The Kenosha volunteer life-saving crew took off Captain Ford Barnett and a crew of six men. Ilndaer Le*aer Killed In the West. John Foster, a well-known logger, for merly of Chippewa Fall*, was killed in liiv woods u-tar Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. He was standing near a log landing when a log bet-*''** loosened and roiled over him. killing him distantly. Mr. Foster was 47 vear-; of %t and leaves five children. May Raise Price of Milk. Milk producer* of southern Wisconsin have been asked to join wi|fc those of northern Illinois in a meeting to be held Feb. 1 at Chicago, when the question of securing higher prices from the dealers is to be discussed. Panama Engineer an O*bko*h Man. C'apt. Henry A. Allen of Chicago, who President SaMtnit as one of The engineers to go to the Panama canal next month with President elect Taft, i* a former Oshkosh man, the son of the late Gen. T. 8. Allen, who was a pioneer resident and an early news paper man and veteran of the Civil War, Legislator* in Strange Rooms. “It has anew feeling and nothing seems natural.” That Is the comment of any number of the old Senators and Assemblymen on their new quarters" lu the new west wing of the eapitol build ing. To be sure the quarters are strange and they have that “new” feel ing that is not conducive to the abso lute comfort of members accustomed to something different. The Senators do not fare well. They have a room much wider than it is long and there are two ponderous square jKists that give the room a top-heavy api>earanee. The desks are ranged along the width of the room in two rows with the south windows to the backs of the members. The desks themselves are hardly suit able to the dignity of the service they are to see. They are of the old-fash ioned school variety, wide affairs of cheap golden oak, the sort of desks that might be found iu a town hall of a small place. There are statlouery ink wells sunk into the wood and alto gether they give the Senate the api>ear ance of being a lecture room. The chairs are comfortable, and that, us a matter of fact, is the all-hni>ortai)t fac tor. The Assemblymen have no com plaint to make as to comfort. Their chamber, ns one member put it. Is the finest thing this side of Washington. From tlie luxurious Brussels carpet of a deep red shade, to the beautiful cir cular skylight iu the celling, the room is just about the last word in appro priate beauty. The desks are the same as those used in the old Assembly chamber, but they have been revamped and put iuto suitable condition. Charges AKain*t Stephenson, By filing specific charges of briliery, corruption aud fraud in the September election campaign on the part of Unit ed States Senator Stephenson, State Senator John J. Blaine of Boseobel. leader of the anti-Stephenson men, in duced a majority of the State Senators to vote for a legislative investigation and prevented the Marinette million aire from securing a majority of votes in the upper house. In t lie Senate twelve members voted for Stephenson on the motion to elect a Senator. The other Republican members refused to vote and the minority party members voted for their particular candidate. In the lower house Stephenson received sixty votes, while five scattered their votes, fifteen Republicans refused to vote, one Republican was absent, ami ♦lie remaining members, who are Dem ocrats and Socialists, voted for tltoir party' hoimnees. This gave Stephen son a total of seventy-two votes in botli houses. It requires sixty-seven on joint ballot to elect. The Senate or dered the investigation by a vote of 24 to 9. Plione BUI l T i> Again. The bi-annual effort to require inter change of telephone service will come up at this session. As early as 1897 the cfTort was made aud last year futile endeavors were made to lueor porate the plan in the public utilities bid. The legislative bureau lias on hand r. great mass of information tor members now. and the usual effort will be made to force the bill through in satisfactory shape. The requirements for interchange of service by transmis sion of each other’s messages or by actual physical connection arc very general outside Wisconsin. Montana. South Dakota and Texas have laws, while Oklahoma. Idaho, Kentucky and Washington retain jurisdiction under constitutional provisions. Iluyii nine Hook Pnper. Tons and tons of pajier for the I'XH) Blue book has been received at the cin ltoi and stored in the basement. For the publication of the Blue book and the 12 000 copies of the session laws there have been purchased by ‘.ii * State 2.800 reams of heavy book paper. An idea of the magnitude of the order may ho gained when it is pointed on that each ream of the paper weighs 100 poumis. The edition of the Blue book is 40,500 • copies and the paper alone cost* $11,020. In bis message to Ihe Legislature, the Governor reeoinmtmdetl that fewer copies of the Bine book I** printed It has been found that when the book* are delivered to none Sena tors aud Assemblymen prepaid, they refuse to receive them. Will Stop Transfer*. An attempt may be made to amend the civic service law so as not to per mit employes to a position In the Stute department to go into the Legislature and then secure the old position back after the close of the session. At least this is the talk of several momliera of the Assembly. Several highly lucra tive positions in the legislature are filled by men who are working at the eapitol department. The dejiartment salary averages SIOO )*er month, but by getting transferred to the legislative work, those men can earn at least $l5O per month. Seaators for Short Session. Two plans for securing a short ses sion of the Legislature have been of fered in the Senate. Senator A. W. Sanborn suggested that joint commit tees representing both houses be as signed the task of framing and consid ering the bills on income tax. accident Insurance for working men and the im provement of roads. Senator White head proposed a resolution limiting the session to 100 days. Start a Primary Inquiry. To find ont if any Republican candi dates used money corruptly in the re cent primary election campaign for l/nlted State*: Senator, Democratic merntiers introduced resolutions of in vestigation In both houses of the legis lature. The resolution is understood to be directed at Senator Isaac Stephen son. the MarinettP millionaire lumber man. who won the Republican nomina tion for re-election after a hard contest with three other?. Inquiry Into Senatorshlp. The Democratic resolution for an In quiry Into the recent senatorial primary has been introduced in both houses. Senator Dusting brought it in to the Senate and Mr. Kallaher Into the lower house. Of the 65.411,275 gallons of alcohol manufactured in France last year, more than 30,000,000 were~ma le from beets. China and Japan between them pro lace 12,500 tons of silk yearly. The Clash a* the Capital. And still we read of slaps. Roosevelt lan and congressional.—Milwaukee Senti nel. Now it is the Senate and the President, and it begins to look as if the tight would this time be allowed to proceed beyond the skirmish line.—Providence Bulletin. When it comes to a row between the present Congress and the President, we can only say. as the old woman did—“go it husband; go it, b’ar.”—Augusta Chron icle. Anyhow, it would be cheaper to pay the President SIOO,OOO a year than to under take compensating him on the basis of his literary output at $1 a word.—Washing ton Times. President Roosevelt stoutly reseuts the assumption by Congress that usurping the functions of a co-ordinate branch of the government is a game two may play at, — Kansas City Journal Forecast for Washington: Area of high pressure includes both Senate and House wings of the eapitol, moving in a north westerly direction, indicating severe storms in the vicinity of the White House.—Houston Post. Reaction In China. It looks as if the Chinese government were being really run by that 3-year-old emperor.—Cleveland Leader. Fortunately for Kuan Shi-Kai, having the rheumatism in only one leg isn't a capital offense in China.—Toledo Blade. The Chinese premier has bc;n dismiss ed because be has “rheumatism in the leg” —and progressive ideas iu his head.— Atlanta Journal. It no doubt was because he had pro gressivism rather than rheumatism that caused the removal of Yuan Shi-Kai from the Ghiue.se army.—Milwaukee Sentinel. In removing from office Gen. Yuan Shi- Kai, the Chinese regent explains that he retired because of “rheumatism iu the leg.” Chinese diplomacy evidently con sists iu being able to tell lies that you don’t expect anyone to believe.—Augusta Chronicle. Tli Secret Service. Tho secret service is becoming almost a misnomer.—lndianapolis Star. Congress i* greatly handieapjx'd by not having a single battalion of nighthawk de tectives. —Baltimore Sun. It appears tliut Mr. Roosevelt has found some of the secrets of the secret service too good to keep.—Galveston News. “Dementia graftiana” may be added to the alienists’ vocabulary by the secret service investigators.—Washington Star. Wouldn’t it be dreadful ii all our pub lic servants lived iu terror of a secret service espionage? Cleveland Plain Dealer. The President's declaration that no honest man need have any fiver of detec tives should have a soothing influence on Congress.—Toledo Blade. That $20,000,000 Fine. The $29,000,000 fine need not be [Slid. But how about those lawyers?—Augusta Chronicle. The $29,000,000 fine will not be paid. The price of oil will remain the same.— Brooklyn Eagle. Blessed be the courts. Paragraphers can now quit collecting that $29,000,000 fine.—Cleveland Leader. John D, seems to have been right when he said it would be a long time before that $29,000,000 was paid.—Philadelphia Inquirer. Standard Oil business men may be for getful about some things, but they are not so careless as to mislay $29,000,000. —Washing;on' Star. That $29,240,000 fine will doubtless hold the record for some time to come, and, inasmuch ns it will not have to be paid, the Standard's attorneys can point to it with pride.—Toledo Blade. nifC Stick vs. Pitchfork. When the big stick meets the pitch fork everybody wants a front seat. — Cleveland Leader. Senator Tillman lias discovered that Archbold is not the only man with dyna mite in his letter files.—Washington Star. The secret service man . ho trailed Senator Tillman must have been either very brave or very careful. -Baltimore Sun. When they place secret service men on old Ben Tillman's trail they are pressing pretty hard against some sharp fork tines. —Detroit News-Tribune. In selecting Senator Tillman to sulk the secret service upon, Mr. Roosevelt bus evidently not sought to rough-ride it over a smooth road. —Augusta Chronicle. Murk Twain Incorpornled. Mark Twain has become a corporation, but he wii! generously be allowed to reg ulate himself.—Atlanta Journal. Here's hoping that Mark Twain, now that be i* capitalized, will continue to have that funny fpeling.—Buffalo Times. The -Incorporation of Mark Twain is under suspicion as a first step toward monopolizing the fimuy business.—Butte Miner. “Mark Twain, Incorporated.” is all well enough, but everybody holies it may never become “Mark Twain, Limited.”—Wash ington Times. If Mark Twain has capitalized himself at what the rest of us think of him, he has the capitalization of the steel trust beaten to a frazzle. —Washington Post. Mark T wain ha* organized a corpora tion to handle his hutnor—lint it became a rather mechanical, contraie tion, this humor of his. some time ago.— Detroit News. Night School In Prison. At Trenton, N. J., the night school for convicts was opened in the State prison. Almost every convict asked to be en rolled and many of them were used as assistant instructor*. The work is ex I>ected to help the men to reform and start anew life when they emerge. Honse Moulded on the Ground. Anew idea in concrete building has been carried out with taccess at t'amp Perry, Ohio, where a two-story mess hall for the State troops has been pm up. In deed of following Edison's recently ex pounded plan of casting the house erect, in one piece, in tlii case the builders cast the wall* flat on he ground and then raised th. m into positioo. The claim is made that a much more artisti" finish can lie given the walls if built flat on he ground, face up. Ornamental win lows are in the building and steel rod* re-en force the cement; the wall Is 4 inches thick. What are supposed to be the oldest human remains in existence have been found by two priests in Cbalelie Auz Saints, in southwest France. Tk- f con sist of a skull and other bone* and M. Perrier, director of the Pari* Museum of Natural History, assigns them to the pleistocene or glacial period. The skull shows practically no forehead, but has a larger cavity than that of the monkey, and the chin is unlike the monkey's* The jaw was very long and the face coni.l have shown little mobility. M. Perrier says the owner of such a skull could never have laughed. He ia said to belong ?4 the epoch of the Mammoth.