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NEWS OF WISCONSIN
A Week's Record of State Happenings SEGREGATION IS LOST. Wo in f n Win KIkIH Before Education < iiinniidee of I.i-Kixlature. Predictions came true the other night when Madison society women and scores of University of Wisconsin co-eds took places in the large room given over to the hearing before the joint education committees on bill 277S by Senator J. 11. Stout of Menominee which places women students at the university on the same footing as men. Mrs. Helen Remington OUn made a strong appeal for the bill and gave eleven reasons for its passage, the most important being the influence which ii would have on the secondary schools if it were known that under the present regime at Wisconsin it would be impossible for women to study certain branches on an equal footing with men. Magnus Swenson, a university regent, also favored the bill and later he sup ported a second measure intended to aid the woman at the university providing for the appointment of at least two or three women regents. The requirement now is that one member of the hoard must be a woman. Mr. Swenson made the suggestion that one oi the women regents should live at Mauison and thus lie in a condition to study local condi tion.- as regards the attendance of women at the university. President Charles R. Van Ilise was in attendance at the meet ing but did little more than say that the whole segregation argument had arisen over a ery mild plan of his to establish special Casses for women in certain branches of political economy in which he thought they would bo particularly in terested. The meeting closed with an address by .lohif M. Olin in favor of the hill requiring that a certain propor tion of the school hoard in cities of the second, third and fourth classes must be women. ENGINEERS TAKE TRIP. Biml.v of I niv-r*lt of V\ Ix'iinsin ■lull lorn Will Visit tin* Kimt. Junior engineering students at the Uni versity of Wisconsin will leave Ap.il 2 on their annual Eastern trip in charge of Profs. 11. .1. 11. Thorkelson, W. I. Pence and 11. A. Parker. Over If*) stu dents are planning to take the trip, which will iixlude Buffalo. Niagara Falls, Pitts burg and Chicago. Large manufacturing and power plants will he inspected by the engineers. At the same time a small er party will visit the Allis-Chalmers plant at Milwaukee and various indus tries in Chicago. A larger proportion of students than usual will take the Eastern trip this year. HAS WIRELESS PHONE. Prof, t'ulver Expects to Establish Communication will* Chii'iKO Son*. Prof. C. A. Culver of Beloit College experts to have a wireless telephone in operation on the eanipti* of the college before another winter. lie already has experimented considerable with the wire less telegraph, having established com munication between his class room and his residence and also between Beloit and Rockford high school, several messages having already been >ent over this longer line. Prof. Culver says that by the wire less system messages could profitably be sent from Beloit to Chicago at the rat. of ten words for one cent. MAKE CHANGE IN ROUTE. Xurthneatern l.lne tins Surveyors at W ork Between II usller and Sparta. The Chicago and Northwestern survey ors are at work between Hustler and Sparta and it is believed anew line is to be built, which will be used by the above named company in order to avoid tin tunnels between Elroy and Sparta The e are three long tunnels which are a menace to traffic, especially to trains with two engines. In case tin* North western changes the line of travel it will 1m- a death blow to Kendall. Norwalk and the other towns between Sparta and El roy. ROY ADMITS SLAYING FATHER. and 1* Scnleuci'd lo j iiMltintrln! Thirteen-year-old Frank Ttirelle. the boy murderer of Hurley, pleaded guilty to the charge of killing his father, and was sentenced to tlx- State industrial s-hoo until 111 is of as-. Von tig 'I u relit* delib erately shot his father hist I lec-mltcr as the latter lay on a sofa in his house. The boy was in a garret all day Christmas armed a ride and watch ing his chance. He claimed that his father had ill treated him and made him steal. NEW INTERURBAN ROAD. Const motion t ouipnnj to Vk for Franchise Througk .Inueavllle. The Cincinnati Coti“ ut-roit Company will make a formal application for a franchise to run an interurhan line in the -ity o f Janesville, at the first council meeting in April. The franchise is a similar one to tho- granted the same tompany in Stoughton and Kdgerton. This is the company of which 11. 11. Zitgler of Cincinnati 1- president. The purpose is to build a road from Janes ville to Madison. Until will Hunk In I loseil. The Bank of Baldwin. Baldwin, St. Crotx County, was closed the other day by M. C. Bergh. State bank examiu-v. Speculation was Mr. Bergh’' explanation of the troubles of the hank. .lunllor Connilti suicide. Lewis Carpenter, janitor ai the White water city hall, committed suicide in the basement of the building by shooting him self. Carpentei was tis .rears old and was a veteran of the Civil War. lie is survived by a wife ami three grown ohil dr -u. • upld Breaks I |> Chili. The Sait- Sotu-i t'ltih. a luchelor’s or ganb.a; on. form -1 ten years ago. was obliged to disband n Chippewa Falls be , a use of lack of members. About a year ago the club was one of the most pros l>erous in the city, but since then a num ber of the members have been getting married one by one until it was found that the organization could not exist any longer. *10.004) for X esv spnpt-r lla*. J. \i. Hibbard, editor of the Stough ton Courier, has fallen heir to $19,000 by the death of an tiuele. Wunan Slain ullh Potato Masker. Frank Urban, a teamster. . mploved ou a farm several mi'es from Milwaukee, is a ecu seil of killing ilm. Cecelia NiemeN the housekeeper for the farm employes, with a pototo masher. The woman was struck in a fight last Wednesday, it is alleged, and died Sunday. Urban was ar rested to-night. Man Mlmlmvi l-'oul l*ly Philip Kogner. 1)0 years old. a Janes ville plumber, has been missing ‘or sev eral days, and had considerable money when last aoen. Four play is suspected. BRIEF STATE HAPPENINGS. Three Indians hunting coon out of sea son near Reeds burg were each fined S2O. Henry \\ hits, until recently a resident of Beloit, was killed in a runaway at Pceatonica. Bpavta has advertised for bids to erect new storage tanks or a water tower of a capacity of 425,000 gallons. The general store of P. L. Barnes at North Freedom was destroyed by fire with a loss of $25,000, partly insured. Peter Giilis pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing timber in the town of Edson and was sentenced to ninety days in the county jail. An attempt will be- made by the New London Business Men’s Association to raise funds to purchase the f air groupJs and race track. Clinton Childs, a former major in thp Thirteenth Infantry Volunteers, and a prominent Janesville business man. drop fed dead of heart disease. Mrs. Dan Kelly, SO years of age, who lived alone in La Crosse, fell down a flight of stairs with a lighted lamp in her hands and was burned to death. Miss Florence Adams, 1910 of Muk v. imago. and Monte A. Appel, 1910, of Huron, S. I)., tied for first place ig the junior open-to-all oratorical eoDiest in Madison. Homer a farmer living near Brooklyn, was struck by a freight train on the Chicago and Northwestern road at Brooklyn and seriously injured. He cv.a taken, to a hospital at Madison, hut ean not live. The mystery surrounding the series of robberies committed in Uond tin Lae last month has been cleared up by a con fession made to Police Chief Nolan and Detective Stevenson by John Kronin at Jefferson. Edward llarten. who nearly killed Sheriff Ball at Monroe and escaped while waiting trial on a charge of attacking and robbing George Davis of BrodhenJ. was captured in the railway yards at Madison. Fire originating in the kitchen de stroyed the Commeroial Hotel in Sparta, entailing a loss of about $4,00n. Three hydrants in the vicinity were frozen and the department was forced to let the fire burn itself out. Solon Darling killed himself at the home of his daughter iu the town af Lynn. He came to that section of the Stat>- nearly half a century ago. and was out of the founders of what is now the rit.\ of Spring Valley. Chippewa Falls City Council passed a resolution asking Chippewa County’s rep resentatives in the Legislature to use their influence and vote against the pro posed dam across the Chippewa River at Badger Mills, near here. The Hold Medal Camp Furniture Com pany of Racine shipped to the Smithson ian institution of Washington. I). sev eral cots, chairs and stools, to be taken by former President Roosevelt, on lib hunting trip in Africa. The lasi chapter in the failure of the Visible Typewriter Company of Kenosha was written when local creditors received dividends amounting to 2 1 /-. per cent. This is the first and filial dividend to be paid by the referee in bankruptcy. l-’or the first time the c-it.v of Manito v.-ot lias forced fifteen out of town insur ance agents who carry risks here to pay the 2 per cent tax which tin- State law gives the city annually and has received over S3OO from these agents. Wireless signals were flashed by Prof. C. A. Culver from the Beloit College campus to the receiving station in the high school at Rockford. 111., and were plainly distinguished by Prof. Norris and members of the physics class there. Mena slut farmers have been swindled by a pair of strangers representing them s-lves as government inspectors of stables. (,*-e farmer paid them SIOO which they claimed was a fine for maintaining an unsanitary stable on his premises. John Treloar's throat was cut so that it required fourteen stitches to close the wound in a light at Linden. I’. Fanil has bee i arrested charged with assault with intent to kill. The fight arose over tin- dispute of the payment of 1 cent. Notice lias Im- -n served by a Waukesha attorney on the otii sals of Oshkosh city and county that on March 50 an appli cation will ho nude to the Governor for ;> pardon for Archie McMillan, who is serv ing a twelve-year sentence itt Wnnpun. 'The I'ewankee village hoard has grant led a franchise to the Milwaukee Light. Heat and Traction Company to pass through the village for its short line to Watertown. A franchise has also been granted to the Milwaukee Western IJail way Company. With the exception of a few small railroads, all the lines in the State have paid their taxes and State Treasurer A. 11. Dahl reports nearly all of the $1,500.- 900 due front this source is now in. The largest fee < ame from th*- Northwestern -s-t :;.777.5:;. Burying a passenger locomotive and scattering bricks in every direction, a por tion of the south side section of the Mil wtutkee road roundhouse in La Crosse collapsed. Fortunately no workmen were neat and no one w.-s injured. The datu ag> was slight. 1 Minis Boyce, aged ! years, was drawn from the government cHtnil at Menasha in an unconscious condition but revived after having Imm- below tin- water for nearly five minutes. A fourth church building is being erect ed in Cameron b> Lutherans, the members , - the organization putting in their spare time iu hauling material and doing con struction work. Telegrams from Los Angeies. Cal., an nounce the death of Mrs. .Taint's Bird. 77 \e.irs of age. one of the pioneers of Ka | tie t’oitnty She had gone ;.i that State for her health. Alfred Hinder diet! as a result of injuries received in a Chippewa Falls puln mill. Flying pieces of.- broken pul t,-\ k him in the side, forcing hi ril>s into his lungs. State Banking Commissioner Bergh is vuod a charter to the First State Bank of 4’a ai -bells! orf. which is a reorganization ~, the First National Bank of that place. I’he new bank is capitalized at $25,900. The Antoue Sommer saw mill at Dah lias (M-eti destroyed by fire, the loss being practically complete. This is the second time within a year the mill has been vis ited by fire. The mill will be rebuilt at once. William Beikey. who kilted George Schultz as he was about to cuter the Bel key home in Gillette, was examined by J ust ice Stuelke and District Attorney Chase-, who after hearing the evidence ex onerated him. finding that he had acted in self-defense. Beloit College speakers from the senior class for the college commencement have been announced as follows: Thomas G. Allen. Rockford. Ul.: Henry A. Arnold. Oak Park. 111.; Cleon O. Headley, Win nebago. Mian.: Ella Kueller, Beloi: ; Theodore M. Kuudsoo. Lanesboro, Minn.; Nellie M. Myers, Beloit; E. Chappell Porter. La Mesa. Cal.; William D. Wolle son. Mellon. Wis. AURAL CARRIERS MEET. H. M. Kearney Plan* for State Con vontioii at Manitowoc May 51. R. M. Kearney of Milwaukee. State president of the Wisconsin Rural Car riers’ Association, was in Manitowoc the other day in conference with the county association, and at i meeting planned the piogram for the annual State convention which will be heM in that city May 31. From 300 to 500 delegates are expected and arrangements will be made for the entertainment of the ladies' auxiliary.* A special request has been made of the jios tal department in Washington to have a representative present and Congressman Davidson of Manitowoc has also been in vited. The business sessions will be held at the Y. M. C. A. gymnasium and head quarters have been established at the Williams house. IN SEARCH FOR AFFINITY. Mansion Woman with Brooil of Chil dren la Taken in Chiraga. Y'.’hen Mrs. Magdalena Graef left her home near Alauston she took her seven **all children with her, leaving only her wealthy husband at home on the f;trin. The Chicago police sent the woman and her brood to lie cared for in Milwaukee by her brother. John Muck. 195 Williams street. Mrs. (iraef told the Chicago po lice that she had coine to the Windy City to marry her affinity, hut after two days’ investigation the police decided that she was tailoring under a delusion of some sort and sent her to Milwaukee. She left her husband on the pretense that she was going to town to have a family p’c.’ure taken and she is said to have borrowed the money from a Mauston merchant. GIRL BURNED TO DEATH. Almond Young Wyman Attempt* to Start Fire by I *e of Keroaene. While lighting a tire with kerosene at • lie home of her grandmother in Almond, Aliss Emma Whit man was fatally burned. '1 he clothes of the young women caught fire and after ineffectual attempts to quench the flames she rushed from the bouse into the yard. 11- e she attempted to put out the tire >y rolling in the snow, but the flames had gained such headway thpt her clothes were burned almost com pletely off her body before help arrived. Miss Whitman died several- hours later it: great agony. Cane Is l)i*mlK*ed. Ruling that there was no evidence of a crime committed in Wisconsin and hold ing that if the alleged crime had been committed it was in the State of Wash ington and, Wisconsin courts therefore had no jurisdiction. Judge Leuek of Mani towoc dismissed the embezzlement action against Prescott Boynton and ordered his discharge, bringing to a sudden end a case which has l>epn liefore the local courts for three years. To Force Nomination on StoUr. Socialists of Manitowoc have protest ed against the declination of Henry Stolze of the nomination for mayor and have refused to name another candidate. If Stolze still declines the party will try to force the nomination upon him in the primary, it was said. Peter Kaufman, the nominee for treasurer, has also de dined to run. and a brother. ex-Ald. John Kaufman, has been named. Hot Flu lit nt Hacinr. Racine is to witness a great political battle this spring, both at the primary and spring elections, as Mathias M. Se cor. the wealthy trunk manufacturer who served two terms as mayor‘and was twice defeated for election, has filed his nomi nation as the Democratic nominee for mayor. He will have as his opponent on the Republican ticket A. J. Horliek. the incumbent. Marinette Slasher Paroled. Charles Strutz. known as “Jack the Slasher.” has been paroled from the Northern Hospital for Insane and has returned to his home in Marinette. For months women complained to the )>oliee that valuable dress skirts had been slash ed while they traversed the streets or shopped. $29,01K* Premium* for Stale Fair. The Stare Board of Agriculture decid ed to offer $29,000 in premiums for the State fair to be held in Milwaukee nert September. Secretary John M. True was instructed to get out a premium Hot similar to that of last year, which is of convenient size for carrying about in the pocket. Two VI en Confe** Crime. Fred llarten and Bert Krueger, arrest ed in connection with the assault on Geo. Chase at Bredhead, have made a com plete confession of the crime. Accord ing to the police llarten planned to rob C. \Y. Carpenter, a Brodhead banker, and induced his companion to accompany him. I.et* Contract for II riil we. The Northwestern Fuel Company lias lei a contract for the construction of a 450 feet loading and unloading bridge at its dock No. 2 in Superior. The Myei lVMerson Company of Pittsburg were the successful bidders, and will start work on the bridge as soon as the steel ar l ivos. Klw in Expensive. It cost Joseph Hazard, a dry g aids i..n vassor. SSO and costs to kiss p.-etty little Carrie lleinzen, the 1 Y-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John lleinzen of She boygan. Joseph paid his tine. laizard swelled the city’s eofl’e s about $l(*l also, paying $25 and costs for selling goods without a license. New O ftlcer* Elected. Tin- Agricultural Society of the Statt University elected officers as follows: I onis Nelson. ’O9. Kan Claire. President Emil Troug. ’O9. Arcadia. Vice Presi dent ; H. I- Ullsperger. 'll. Algoma. Sec retary: G. Richards. *ll. Madison. Tress itrer: W. A. Thompson. ’O9. Somovs S -vgeant-at-Arms. Present Widow wit hKeslUenee. Citizens presented to Mrs. Samuel Brown and family, of Chippewa Falls a residence in memory of the late Mr. Brown, pastor of the Presbyterian Church. Thos- who contributed to the fund for the memorial are among mem bers of all churches and classes. Will Oritaniir Picket Po*t. Fred S. Lovell Post of Kenosha is to organize a picket post of the Grand Army of Genoa Junction, with an enrollment of sixteen. That makes an increase in the uto inner ship of Lovell Post since last June of thirty-three. 1. ■ largest gain of my i*ost iu the department. Retire* \ftcr Fifty Year*. Michael Howard, for fifty ero-s an employe of in- St. Paul ro*u. has given up his position as sate man in Beloit. His first job was laying track' for the road at Beloit in 185* when the road was railed the Racine and Mis-,..- ;tpi r-vi-L Hock C***tf M* Disappear*. lea\ lug a note saying, “Rock River is my old friend.” IVter Knutson, aged 50. of I*oor township, has disappeared. It is believed he took the proceeds of a load of corn and left the country, leaving the note as a blind. He abandoned his young wife and child. To Hal* Faraier'a Institate. A two days’ meeting for farmers and horticulturists of the county, at which R. A- Moore and other State officials will attend, is announced at Manitowoc for March 19 and 29. The meeting is under the auspices of the County Agricultural Society. Miff emm PROPOSED M INUSE COMMITTEE BUI. Washington corrc popdence: Popular inte.est in the tariff bill that has been framed by the House Committee on Ways and Means and will be considered by the special ses sion of the new Congress probably will center about the proposed duty ou cof fee. For almost every man and woman in the United States drinks coffee, and the question of imposing a duty on it becomes a ]>ersonal one when it is con sidered that the duty will mean an in crease of 4 cents a pound in the price. To the business world other things are more important—the proposed stamp taxes on bank checks, telegrams and stock sales, and various reductions in duties proposed, it is figured by the committee according to reports, that about $50,000,000 additional revenue can be obtained—one-seventh of the proposed total increase through the new bill—by putting' a tax of 4 cents a pound o" coffee. The coffee raisers of Porto Rico are said to lie responsible for the proposed increase. Trade be tween the United States and that isl and has been free since IS9B. Coffee is now on the free list, and to impose a duty on it from other countries than Porto Rico evidently would help the coffee raisers of that island and stimu late productior. The duty, it is argued at Washingto i. also would aid in the making of reciprocal trade agreements with Latin American nations which ul timately would be of great benefit to this country. Next to the question of coffee, the average person probably is most con cerned hi tin* prospect of a reduction of living exjieiiscs through lower duties on sugar, wool, hides, tobacco, ij;oii. steel and lumber. Such reductions, ac cording to the champions of lower du ties. will result in lower cost of food, clothing and shelter, the three great material requirements of life. Such reductions, of course, will more than counteract the proposed duty of 4 cents JUDGE WHO DECIDED IN FAVOR OF THE STANDARD OIL COMPANY AND JUDGE WHO FINED IT $29,240,00Q ■■■fit st 3aaag ' N v , ifi I,rn | fejj- . v. vXv v '\-i %' ‘ JIHHr Wr* y ’ vJZJ-DGrE jg.&ZXDE'RPO'it' JC. 7^. HISTORY OF THE OIL LITIGATION Bealu* on Ahk> -7, 1900, and Flr*t Verdict in the Case I* Guilty. The big Standard Oil prosecution had its beginning August 27, 19(tl>. On that date ten indictments were return ed by a federal grand jury, charging the Standard Oil Company of Indi ana. with accepting concessions from railways in shipments of oil from Whiting, lad. Demurrers to two of these, involving shipments over the Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad and connecting roads to Grand Junc tion. Tenn.. were sustained and the in dictments were quashed shortly after they had been returned. The eight re nmfiling bills were demurred to, but the demurrers were overruled. Two of the eight indictments in volved shipments over the Chicago & Alton Railroad from Whiting, Ind., to East St. Louis. 111., and St. Louis, one containing 1.903 counts and the other 154 counts. It was the 1.905-caunt iu dictment ou which the oil company prosecution was based. With 14G counts allowed to stand, the case went to trial first before Judge Landis, March 4. 1907. The trial consumed six weeks aud resulted in a verdict of guilty April 13, 1!>07. Arguments for a now trial were heard in May and the motion was de nied. .June 20 Judge I Hindis called for certain Information relating to the assets of the oil company and its re lation to the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey for use In determining the-amount of the fine to l>e imposed. John i>. Rockefeller and other officers of the New Jersey corporation apjiear ed and furnished the information sought by the court July t?. 1907. Aug. 5. 1907. Judge I-andis imposed his fa mous $29,249,099 fine. On appeal the case went to the Unit- EDUCATIONAL NOTES. Amos Wilder. Unitrtl Stares minister to China, Inis been rtiiraireJ to deliver tli eoninienoemenT ornticu at the Minnesota St.-it- University. St. Thomas College, of St. Paul, has been offered #75.099 by the geuerul edu . a;ion Kurd on condition .’hat fri-ads of the institution provide s22s.ut* addi tional. Seventy-five North Dnkota men attend ing the University ot Minnesota held a get-together banquet. More students ("one to the university from North Ihikota than from any other OufsSJe State. Northwestern Univeinitj, of Evanston. 111., has returned to football and has made dates with Beloit and Wisconsin State University. The educational authorities hare defin itely determined to add vocational courses to the city school system next fall. Ei ther the Boston Trade School will be taken over or the city will build and equip a trade school. Senator J. T. Elwell. Minneapolis, has offered a bill providing that all unpaid taxes and judgments on lands acquired or that shall be acquired by the State be cancelled. The measure has particular reference to land acquired for the Univer sity of Minnesota. a pound on coffee. To the business man the proposal to tax bank checks, telegrams aud stocks, as was done to meet the expenses qf the war with Spain in 1898. probably will seem the most important part of the committee’s recommendations. Under the so-called “war taxes” telegrams were taxi'd 1 cent each, bank checks 2 cents each, aud sales of stocks 2 cents per SIOO or fraction thereof in value. Iu the case of telegrams the telegraph companies easily can shift the added cost to the sendees of messages; to shift taxes on bank checks or stock deals, however, is not so easy. Free hides, it is urged by shoe manufacturers, would reduce the cost of shoes to every!tody. This pro posed red action is strongly opposed by packers and by the cattle raisers of the West. On behalf of the proposed reduction on lumber to one-half the present and tries it is urged that such a change not only will aid greatly the person who builds a house or otherwise uses lumber, but is needed to save the forests of the United States along the lines proposed by President Roosevelt and other advocates of the conserva tion of natural resources. This change is opposed by lumbermen, some of whom contend that the duties should be increased rather than diminished. The taxation of inheritances was rec ommended by President Taft in his in augural address, and it is predicted that a bill for such taxation will be presented to Congress soon. With a $100,000,000 deficit for the current fis cal year staring them in the face, Con gressmen are said to be strongly in clined to thi' opinion that inheritance taxes will be needed, considering the reductions thought necessary in import duties generally. Heavy inheritance taxes are imposed in other countries, notably in England, where it is possi ble for the estati of a very rich men to be taxed one-fourth of its value un der the finance act passed two years ago. ed States Circuit Court of Appeals and was argued a year ago. The de cision of the Court of Ai>peals, revere* ing Judge Landis and remanding the case for anew trial, was given July 22. 1008. Attempts of the government to obtain a rehearing of the case be fore the Appellate Court as well as its endeavor to secure a review of it be fore the United States Supreme Court failed. February 23 the second trial was begun before Judge Anderson and the case has ended in the oil company's favor. K) vm cm m m-. REPORT OF ROM COMM England's workhouses will be abol ished and sweeping reforms will be wrought in her system of poor laws if Parliament follows the recommenda tions of the royal commission on the poor laws, which for the last three years lias been making an exhaustive inquiry into the causes and condition of poverty in the country and which recently issued its report. Lonuon rcvspaiiers contain extensive reviews of the commission's recommendations, which are embodied in a volume of 1,328 pages. The Daily Mail pro nounces the book "the most important sociological report which has been is sued for three-quarters of a century.'' That the recommendations of the majority report will be enacted into laws seems to be taken for granted by the British press. The weight of authority of the report is very great on the public mind, for every member Of the commission is an authority on social economics. This body is distin guished among great royal commis sions ns the first having women mein t*ers. During the thirty-thir.l anniversary exercises of the Johns Hopkins Univer sity at Baltimore, it was announced that the gift of Henry Phipps of New York for the establishment of the psychiatric clinic ’,!< considerably over $1,000,000. This will be not only the first of its kind in America, but the largest in the world. Dr. Adolph Mever. now head of the New York State Hospital for the Insane, has ie-'n selected to take charge of the new ittatit’:' .. At fh>* satr>>- rime, it was mad*- known that the Harriet Lane John son bequest for a Home for Invalid Chil dren would net the university $-VtojX)o. Dr. Frank 1.. McVey, of the tax commission who was elected io tht presidency of the University of Aiorth Da kota, has accepted the poeitiof, and will begin his new dnties in Augu#„ The name of John Huston Fraley, pres ident of the College of the City of New York, has been added to tk? list of pos sible successors of Dr. James B. Angeli, who submitted his resignation as presi dent of the University <si Michigan. C. G. Schulz. State superintendent of Minnesota, is opposed to the bill now be fore the Legislature to exclude children suffering from tuberculosis from tbs schools. He insists that provision b* made for the education of tick children ■Jy te Dfl/ The Drmncrilir Party I* Not Dead. At the beginning of 1900 the Demo crats have twenty-two of the Governors of the forty-six States, ami the Repub licans have twenty-four. This is a larger proportion of Democratic Gov ernors than tlie country has seen since Cleveland's days in the Presidency. In the beginning of 1894, in the first year of Cleveland’s second term, when there were forty-four States, the Republicans had sixteen Governors, the Democrats had twenty-five, and the Populists had three. At the beginning of 1806. after Utah had increased the number of States to forty-five, the Republicans had twenty-six governors, the Democrats had seventeen, and the Populists had two. For the past thirteen years the Re publicans have been In the ascendem y in the number of State executives, lot their preponderance now is smaller than it was at auy time In all this period. In 11*08 the Republicans chose Governors in Missouri and one or two other States hitherto controlled by the Democrats, but the Democrats cap tured Ohio. Indiana. Colorado. Nebras ka, and a few other States, and thus have brought tiie number of their Cov entors up close to tile Republican mark. A net gain of one more Governor, if It should take place, would bring the parties to a tie. Some of the Demo cratic Governors of Republican States —Harmon of Ohio, Marshall of In diana, Johnson of Minnesota and Cham berlain of Oregon—are mentioned as presidential-nomination possibilities for 1912. The fact that the Democrats in 1908 carried several States for Governor which they lost for President Is cal culated to encourage them to make a strong canvass in 1912 under anew leader. Already gossip is beginning to couple the name of Harmon, of John son, and of Marshall with the presiden tial candidacy. Johnson is well known to the country, and his came tfas be fore the convention of 1908. but Bryan stock was then in the ascendent. A new name may head the Democratic ticket which will be selected by the con vention which meets three and a third years hence. Republican leaders in the White House and Congress should grasp the fact that an active and virile party, with a popular man at its head, may confront them in the next presi dential campaign. Good government, and also peace within the party, are es sential to the Republicans If they are to continue to control the country. The Democratic party is iu beiAer shape at this moment than it was at any time since Cleveland’s election in 1892. though some Republicans may be un aware of this fact.: —Leslie's Weekly. President Taft’s Policies. The inaugural address of our new chief magistrate points to a policy of Immediate tariff reduction, the carry ing out of which will abundantly grat ify the majority of the American i>eo ple. An inheritance tax to offset the loss of revenue is eminently proper and praiseworthy. The Journal has advo cated such a tax to remove a portion of the burden from the poor and place It on the slioulders of those who, without any earning effort, in herit wealth amassed by others. Regulation of combinations of cap ital, with stability and definite lim itations of scope for proper business endeavors, is much to be desired. Pressident Taft may rest assured of our hearty support to this end. The nation's children and fair play for labor are to receive due consider ation. A comprehensive plan for de velopment of inland waterways is to be formulated. These things are nec essary. But there are some other features of Mr. Taft’s plans which, in the light of the necessarily brief outline con tained in his address, at first sight seem less in the publie interest. Federal power to curb States is something that must be given in small degree and with greatest care. The wisdom of the statesmen who formu lated out* constitution is not to be set aside without due reason. Federal powers must not he authorized to en act with foreign governments treaties that infringe upon State rights. Postal savings banks nre not need ed. Nor do we require a vast stand ing army, or tinwleldly navy. Mili tary preparations sufficient for safety are the sum of the requirements. The Panama canal must be built Mr. Taft is pledged to the lock type, but we are pleased to see that he does not Impugn the good faith of those who prefer the sea level plan. Differences may occasionally be dis cussed without danger of penalties for lese majeste. Taken with and by, the initial mes sage of President Taft to the people of the United States is a calm, de liberate statement, in marked contrast to presidential outbursts during the past seven years. We hope he will set himself above j>ersonal and party ex igency, and administer his great trust absolutely in the Interest of the na tion which gives it Into his hands.— Chicago Journal. Not "Sf" Cabinet. The notable thing about the Cabinet appointments which President Taft has sent to the Senate is that of the nine names in the list only two are those of men wbo had served in the Cabinet of President Roosevelt. And of these two. James Wilson of lowa has done such good service in the Department of Agriculture that he has become an almost indispensable fixture in that brasch of the public sendee. By the transfer of rfleorge von L. Meyer of Massachusetts from the Post office to the Nary Department Mr. Taft retains In his official family the only political appointee of his predecessor. Mr. Root, however, would have surely been retained iu the State Department if he had Dot preferred the Senate. Of Roosevelt's especial favorite*. Oorte!you goes out and the names w t.uke F. Wright anti Trnman Newberry are missing from the new list. The ever-faithful Loeb must content himself as best he can with the well-paid otflee of Collector of Customs at New York City, if the Senate sees fit to confirm him. If the new President, dissimilar ns he is to his predecessor in temperament and training, means to carry on the Roosevelt policies, he at least selects his own advisers to interpret them.— St. Louis Republic. (Inr Nalloual In*. In the fiscal year of the tar iff yielded one-half of our national revenue, amounting to $:t33.ut0.000. Every dollar of it was indirect taxa tion. Sup]>ose we call the average tariff tax of this and succeeding years $350,- 000,000. Who pays it; It is felt in every line of industry. it reaches down to the humblest wage earner as well ns up to the millionaire. But the wage earner pays vastly more of this tariff tax. in proportion to his individual wealth, than the av erage millionaire. In average eases he pays out most of his hard earned dollars for life's barest necessities. The average millionaire lives on the fruit of other men’s industry, and lienee is not a real wealth producer. And lie is taxed no more, in propor tion to his wealth, for what he actu ally consumes than his butler or his footman. The tariff, in theory, favorably af fects the rate of wages. But it also influences the cost of living. When it raises the cost of living it lessens the purchasing power of wages. Therefore the tariff Is a two-edged sword. What little advantage It may give to lalnir, in shutting out foreign competition, it may take away on the rebound stroke. Its last blow may fall tiie hardest, cutting Into the scanty Incomes of wage earners by an artificial cost of living. The tariff is a friend to the tax dodger. It enables him to escape his just share of the expenses of the na tional government. But the poor man can not dodge taxes. He not only pnjs on his humble house and lot. or his meagre personal belongings, but pays to the limit also in Indirect tar iff taxes. Many tariff overlords, with their families, spend a good part of their time abroad. Sometimes they resent our government's Impudence in collect ing duties on their imported luxuries The source of their wealth and ex travagances is the American consum er’s ability to pay dearly for the nec essaries of life. And he pays. The tariff tax is beyond protest by those who have to pay it. The only sure reliew for American consumers is to lighten the tax by a “downward ’ tariff revision. DOLPHINS. The Specie* Thai Play Around the Shore* of Brittany, Dolphin hunting as a sport is old to the Malouins. the inhabitants of St. Malo. Several species of dolphins nre to be met with near the shores of Brit tany. The largest is known to science as Delphinus delphis and differs from other varieties by its long jaws, very like the beak of a big bird, and armed with about sixty teeth as hard ami sharp ns steel. Its length may reach nine feet, and It. weighs from 300 to 400 pounds. A swift swimmer, it preys on the schools of herrings, fol lowing them right up to the Scottish waters. In spite of its greed it Is noted for its ruild temper and frequent ly amuses Itself by playing around ships in the open sea. Then there is the Delphinus tursio, or souffieur. This fs smaller and its beak Is shorter, though armed with strong, powerful teeth that enable it to attack n big iish, pinning it down to the rocks with such force that its nose is often deeply marked with numerous cuts. This dol phin hates the very sight of a ship and never comes close to one. Finally there Is the porpoise, or marcouin. the small est species of the genua. Much sport may be obtained by hunting these vari ous dolphins.—Wide World Magazine. Preparing a Retribution. “You say you disapprove of that man's practice of flud'ng fault with the government.” “Yes,” answered Farmer Uorntossel, “I’m dear out o’ patience with hhn.' “Yet you vote for him whenever you get a chance." “I do. I’d enjoy landing him In an office where he'd have to keep quiet an’ let tiie other folks do the critld*. ing ” —Washington Star. Postprandial “Sticker.” “What sort of an after-dinner sjieak er iR Bilggins?” “One of the kind who start in by saying they didn't exi>eot to !>e tallied on, and then proceed to demonstrate that they can’t be called off '' Wash ington Htar. I ben and Not*. Hyker—George Washington certain ly was a man of note in his day. Pyker—Yes; and lie's also a man of note to-day. Hyker—Hour's that? Pyker—l saw bis picture on a bank note this morning. The Reason. Mr. Jawback —This gown is not be coming to you, and it is expensive. Why did you buy It? Mrs. Jawback—Because the clerk looked as if be thought I thoughi 1 couldn't afford it.—Cleveland Deader. Shifting the Rrapoaaibtlitg. “I see they have found the paresis germ.” “That's right. No matter how a mas behaves, some derned old bug la aura to be blamed for it."—Cleveland Plals Dealer. Mind Md Matter. “I am surprised that he preferred Laura to Emily. Emily ban a lovely mind.” “Yes. and I-aura has a lovely ba lanes in the bank."- -Cleveland Plain Dealer, The total number of aaillng vesaeli in the world i* doutle that of steam era. WISCONSIN SOLONS. Matte* May Have Naval Reserve. Wisconsin may have a naval militia of four companies organized on much the same basis as the Wisconsin Na tional Guard. The Committee on Mili tary Affairs of the Assembly has favor ably reported the Chappie bill for the creation of four companies to bo known as tin- “Wisconsin Naval Militia." The proposed naval militia is to be i,oui niandetl by an officer to i*e apiKdntcd by the Governor and commissioned by him “with tiie rank as lieutenant com mander, who shall have power to ap point a staff to consist of one executive - flicer with the rank of lieutenant: one navigating officer, one past assistant en gineer. one ordinance and equipment otlhor. aL with the rank of lieutenant: one signal offh-er. one assistant paymas ter. one chaplain and one judge advo cate. all with the rank of lieutenant junior grade, one ensign who shall be aid to the commanding officer, all who shall be commissioned by the Governor, when so appointed." There are then provisions for the appointment of a iuiinl>er of “petty officers." Ti e organ ization of the militia is to conform generally with the provisions of the laws of the United States and the sys tem of discipline is to conform with that used by tin- United States navy. When tiie Federal Government is road> to supply arms and equipment, as well as material and opportunity for naval instruction and drill, the Governor is authorized to make the necessary ar rangements for carrying such program Into effect. “The duty of the naval militia required by law. or any part of it. may bo performed afloat iu the Unit ed States vessels." says the bill. “Offi cers and men of the naval militia, while mustered temporarily into the service of the United States for instruc tion or active service, other than when valu'd into active service by the Gov ernor. in time of war. riot, insurree -1 ion. etc., shall not he entitled to any '-ompensatiou or allowance from the State.” No Earl) Adjournment. Another interesting story relating to a recent session lias it that the joint rt solution providing for early adjourn ment and a special session Jan. 1. at which special committees shall report on the "four big bills" aftv research extending from the time of adjourn ment to the time of the special session, will lie withdrawn. This resolution was introduced into the lower house by ,\I. J. Clearly. Assembly chairman of the Joint steering committee, him! by Senator A. XV. Sanborn in the upier branch, it provides for the appoint ment of four special Joint committees which art* to lake up the subjects of the income tax. goo-1 roads, banking laws and industrial insurance, and make complete reports to the Legisla ture at a special session to be culled for Jan. 1. It is the understanding that the comm it lees are to be armed with complete bills on their resptvtive subjects at tiie lime of tin* special ses sion. There has been so much opposi tion to the idea that it is understood the resolution will In* withdrawn. The theory of the op|M>nents is chat tin* members would be no lietter equipped tu consider (in' important legislation next January titan they will lie In tiie closing days of t In* present session. As a matter of fact it is pretty generally known that most of tin* so-called “big hills" are already framed In the best manner that the best minds “on the hill” knew how to frame them. For State \iill-S|*<t I.hw. The mit!-spitiing craze hits struck tin* Legislature. It is projtosed by As semblyman Twosme that tin* ordinance now in force In most of the larger cities of the State be enacted into State law. and the penalty provided in this bill is a maximum line of S2OO or Im prisonment in the countja jail for six mouths or both, in addition to tin* ordinary prohibition against spitting in public places or on public thorough fapst. the hill requires cor|>orntions or persons controlling public buildings, stores, factories, railroad anti street ears. etc., to keep pctt“<? In prominent places signs catting attention to the jHovisions of tii* iux\. It is also pro vided that such corjstrntions or persons managing or owning public buildings, stores, factories, etc., sliail provide "sufficient and proper, receptacles for expectoration. and also to provide for the cleansing and disinfecting of such receptacles at least mih* every twenty four hours.” liarliiril Hill* Ili'is>rll tit. The committee on transportation has rejsirted two hills <f Senator Gaylord for killing, the first prohibiting munici palities from granting franchis;**. ex <**pt upon certain s|*'eltied conditions; the second made railway officials p*- sponsiblc for murder iu the second de gree ill case of death from avoidable accidents. To Re* n late Op(HM**(rf. Senator BoddiStah -an-reeded in har ing his hill regulating the practice of optometry, which had heen recommend ed for indefinite postiMmetncul, re-r ferred to the committee on public health. Kmiilojincnl Oltlce for Karin l.akor. Senator Thomas' hill creating an en: pi tty men t office for farm labor was r* ported for passage by tin* committee on manufactures and labor. To Dril lni(nir> Ma, 1. S'mi tor Sanborn lias introduced a resolution which was adopted by a viva voce vote, all Senators voting tn favor of its passage except linizenu. extending the lime within which the Joint committee shall investigate Um senatorial campaign from tiie I.lth of March to May 1. Tin- committee on investigation Introduced a hP’ appro priating to cover u.vj defray tiie expenses that will arise le*isose ef the extension of time. Trade Stamp Kill la la. Assemblyuiau I’urtis* of Kenosha would prevent frauds in tiie trading stamp business. He has a bill which provides that after July 1. 1900. it shall be unlawful to carry on such trading stamp business unless the firm or cor poratioe shall have at least capital stock iu cash. The bill would put these concerns on a licensed basin. insurance companies. For $5 steam will do the work which would cost SBOO if dou# by hand.