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E. B. THAYER, Publisher WAUSAU WISCONSIN Hotter even than March! They're polishing the sands of the htashore. An aeroplane does not seem to be mightier than Its motor. An Illinois professor says skunks ■are edible. So are onions. “Patience is essential to fishing,’* nays the Detroit News. So is good bait. Now some scientist suggests the ■vaccination of foodstuffs. We don't believe it will take. One* l in awhile an automobile driver runs down a pedestrian, and once in xiwhile a motor cyclist doesn't. A New York doctor who has fasted U days lost 35 pounds. But it should be noted that he had them to lose. If aeroplanes are used for carrying the niai'.s, will the franks of the con Rtessrofu entitle them to free rides? An arroplane-niotorcycle-auto race is a novelty today, but what would it have been ten or fifteen years ago? With $30,000,000 worth of irrigation bonds on hand there should be no lack of moisture for the crops of the west anl northwest. By general consent Professor Wood, who declares that skunks are good to eat, will be allowed to have the entire supply icr his own use. The small-boy fatality is likely to be on the Increase, now that the aviation experiment craze ha. 2 seized upon the fancy of adventurous youth. Massachusetts man wishes release from the bonds of matrimony because his wife keeps thirty-one cats. Why didn’t he buy a dog or so? When we have inter-collegiate avia tion contests the rain of undergrad uates from the skies is likely to make football seem a tame and effete diver sion. Aeroplane torpedoes directed by wireless! If Baron- Munchausen had thought of this, his stories would have been rejected as too fantastic to be funny. Says a cable from Calcutta: “Three men are reported frozen to death, and six killed by sunstroke ir India, to day.” India must be nearly as big as Texas! The sultan of Sulu, who is coming to visit this country, will be welcome, and the people would be glad to see the celebrated wizard of Oz at the same time. The average salary of the American preacher is but $663 a year. This is pretty small when you remember what it costs the preacher to have dona tion parties at his house. The Zeppelin airship was exactly on time at every station, perhaps ow ing to the fact that she was not com pelled to wait anywhere for little jerk-water airships to make connec tions. If the man in New York who now has a jawbone of solid gold possesses in addition a tongue of silver, an iron nerve and a grip of steel, he may apt ly and accurately be described as a man of mettle. The foreign professors at the Im perial university in Peking insist that a chair of housecleaning be installed if they are to continue in their posts. Even the lore of the ages is the bet ter for an occasional dusting. A judge having a speed maniac be fore him. advised the prisoner to see :< doctor. But the judge failed to give his advice the fullest effect, since a reliable prison doctor would be able to give the most effective treatment. A hasty glimpse at the children’s magazines shows that they are in structing the youth of the land in the method of making airships and wire less telegraph outfits. At last the boys are finding something to play with that their fathers cannot show them how to run. The Cinclm ati man who carries his own street railway strap is giving the public of that city an example of ultra precaution in the baffling of strav germs. There are doubtless germs without number on car straps, but if the man with the individual strap were to carry his precautions into ail of his daily activities he would be >ry lonesome. However, a happy medium In the struggle against germs would doubtless soon reduce the nuru- If you take advantage of this dis couraging spell and let yourself be coaxed artfully, you can get a pretty fair rate at the beach hotel or the farm boarding house for the summer. There se.-ms to be practically no limit *n the uses to which the auto mobile can be put. The latest is the automobile plow, an experiment on a large scale in Indiana having demon strated the value of the machine as a saver of labor and cost. Will the next thng be plowing, sowing and reap ng by the aid of an airship? Wc hate to hear aviators spoken of as being on “the third leg" of their course. are not used by the bird tm n A l ong Island man who took the unwritten law into his own hands was convicted of murder. The sentiment is growing against the right and jus tice of allowing a man to be judge. Jury and executioner in the case of his own wrongs, especially in view of the fact that there is ground for mis takes ir such hasty and one-sided ac tion. A Los Angeles youth of college training and good connections took to the burglary business because a girl jilted him. Which looks like a per fectly good vindication for the girl. A Kansss court holds that pedes trians must use due diligence to es cape be’ng run over by automobiles. The judge should define the kind of aerob2*es chat will constitute due dili gence, because in the estimate of some of the road burners it would seem to require the pedestrians to get off the earth. I STRIKERS IN RIOT GRAND TRUNK PASSENGER SERV ICE ABANDONED AT SOUTH BEND, IND. ORDER TROOPS TO BE READY One Man Shot and Three Detectives Arrested—Attempt to Derail Train Is Frustrated by Alertness of En gineer. South Bend, Ind. —Governor Mar shall Sunday night ordered Capt. Charles B. Calvert, Company F, Third infantry, of this city, to hold his troops in readiness to assemble at a moment's notice. There was spas modic rioting in the Grand Trunk yards all day by mobs of strikers and their sympathizers. Grand Trunk officials announced that no attempt will be made to move any passenger trains through South Bend, orders having been issued to cancel all passenger service to or from the city. Advices from all along the Grand Trunk system is to the ef fect that strikers are quiet at all points except at South Bend. Strikers, or their sympathizers, at tempted to derail east-bound passen ger train No. 8 at Olivers, the first sta tion at which Grand Trunk trains stop when entering South Bend. The engineer saw the thrown switch just in time to bring his train to a stop and prevent heavy loss of life. J. Freel of South Bend was serious 1/ wounded by John Peck, a detective of Battle Creek, Mich., who with Eldridge Graham and William Mpßey nolds, also of Rattle Creek, are under arrest. Freel was shot in the back and is at Epworth hospital. A mob burned two cabooses and attempted to destroy several freight cars but the arrival of police and fire department foiled the plan. A freight train of 50 cars was stalled for seven hours by someone cutting the air hose and taking the couplings, and it tied up five passen ger trains. The police are authority ,for the statement that the stalling of the freight may not have been the work of strikers but of men in the pmploy of the company, the police believing that the move was brought about as a part of a plan to get state troops in the field and thus break the backbone of the strike by turning public sympathy away from the strikers. Montreal, Que. Vice-President James Murdoch, representing the general committee of the Grand Trunk and Central Vermont conductors and trainmen, in a telegraphic message to Ottawa Friday, accepted Minister of Li bor King’s suggestion for arbitra tion of the Grand Trunk wage dispute by a board to be named by the govern ment mutually satisfactory to both parties involved. An official statement Issued by the company says: “The situation continues to improve. Every scheduled passenger train on this division is now in operation. Way freight left Montreal Friday for the west and a fast freight for the south. Way freight left Portland and another left Gorham, N. H.” As the result or an outbreak on the arrival of a Grand Trunk train from Toronto Friday, John McMann, its ac ting conductor, and M. Donovan, brakeman, are In a critical condition. As the men left their train they were set upon by a hundred or more per 'sons and severely beaten. The in jured men were carried Into a hotel, w hich was shortly afterward bombard ed by stones and considerably dam aged. Lansing, Mich. —Acting Superintend ent Ehrke of the Grand Trunk ap pealed to the street railway commis sion Friday for state protection of railroad property during the strike, claiming that railroad property is be ing destroyed in some places, train service interrupted and strikebreak ers threatened. Chairman Glasgow referred him to Governor Warner. The latter Is at present in the upper peninsula. SBO,OOO IN BONDS STOLEN American Agency of Russo-China Bank at New York Report Theft of Securities. New York.—Bonds and other secu rities. the market value of which is estimated to be about SSO,OOO, were officially reported as having been sto len from the American agency of the Russo-China bank. The par value of the securities is $66,000. Profound mystery and secrecy w’ere maintained by everybody supposed to be in a position to have information as to the theft. Freed to Help Harvest Crop. Georgetown, Ky.—A novel method to save the wheat crop of Scott coun ty was resorted to when a number of farmers appeared before the county judge and paid the fines of ten pris oners in the jail in order to get help to harvest the crop. Mine Fire Imperils 200 Men. Terre Haute, Ind. —The Hocking coal mine of Farmersburg, Ind., was damaged Saturday to the extent of more than $75,000 by fire. Two hun dred men who were in the mine nar rowly escaped death by leaping through the manway. Manila Fire Kills American. Manila. —Frederick Bonner, former assistant secretary of public works here, was burned to death Saturday in a fire in his residence. Mr. Bonner's home was in New Mexico. Estimate 2,100.000 in Chicago. Chicago.—Children to the number of 814.115 now living in Chicago, ac cording to the school census report that was made Thursday to the board of education, represented families that it is estimated have 2,100,000 mem bers all told. Burned by Mischievous Boys. Pittsburg. Pa. —Robert Finley is in the hospital, painfully burned. He fell asleep on a bench in East park Thurs day. and mischievous boys threw a burning newspaper under him. Monitor Up Mississippi. New Orleans. —With the arrival here Wednesday of the United States monitor Amphitrite begins the under taking of driving this vessel up the Mississippi river from New Orleans to St. Louis under direction of Missouri state naval representatives. Want Yokohama Free Pori. Victoria, B. C. —Agitation has been begun toward making Yokohama a free port similar to Hongkong, ac cording to advices brought her* by , the steamer Sumeric Wednesday . GEN. WOOD PRAISES HEROES COMMENDS OFFICERS WHO AVERTED SECOND EXPLOSION. Lieut. Hawes Fights Fire With Bare Hands and Stops Further Disaster. W ashlngton.—Stories of valor and sacrifice in time of suffering and con fusion w-ere detailed to General Wood, chief of staff of the army, and other officials of the war department upon the return to Washington of officers who witnessed the explosion of the big gun in the first minute of battle practise at Fortress Monroe which re suited in eleven deaths. These personal reports were aug mented by further telegraphic reports from Lieut. Col. C. P. Townsley of the coast artillery corps, commandant of the fort. Lieutenant Hawes is praised by the commandant for having extinguished with his bare hands burning material that threatened to Ignite the second charge, which was on its way to the emplacement. Conspicuous in the group of those whose heroic conduct attracted atten tion was Lieutena.it Van Deusen, who suffered a broken leg from the body of one of his men being hurled against him. His body also was burned by gas. He was the timekeeper dur ing the target practise. Following the receipt of the reports General Wood sent a telegram to Fortress Monroe expressing his sym pathy for the bereaved and suffering, and his appreciation of the “excel lent conduct'' of the officers and en listed men. The war department has begun a rigid investigation to determine the cause and fix the responsibility for the explosion of the gun. 700 HEMMED IN BY FLAMES Towns of Bloomville and Heinemann, Wis., Menaced by Forest Fires— Railroad Tracks Burned. Merrill, Wis. —Seven hundred per sons of Bloomville and Heinemann were hemmed in Thursday by forest fires at the former town with seem ingly no means of escape. The fires have destroyed the rail road tracks for some distance be tween Bloomville and Merrill, making it impossible for the inhabitants of the doomed village to seek refuge in that direction. The situation at Bloomville is crit ical. The 400 homeless of Heinemann fled to that village only to be con fronted by a similar peril. Gleason, north of Bloomville, is isolated by the fire, and it has been impossible to get word from the vil lage for many hours. This leaves Bloomville with its 550 persons cut off on every side. With the population nearly tripled, the question of feeding the people is a serious one. Reports from Bloomville tell of the flight of scores of people, some going on foot and others in wagons. The loss in buildings is over $200,000. Several farmers’ families have not been accounted for. Fields w-hich were about to be thrashed and live stock and buildings w r ere abandoned. AIRSHIP HIT BY LIGHTNING Spectacular Exhibition Is Witnessed Near Barcelona as Flyer Ehrmann Miraculously Escapes. Barcelona.—While he was making a cross-country flight, Aviator Ehrmann’s aeroplane was struck by lightning and fell blazing to the ground. The avia tor escaped uninjured, which Is re garded as almost miraculous. There has never been a more start ling aerial exhibition than that which Ehrmann unwillingly afforded, and those who witnessed it could hardly believe their eyes when the airman emergen from the singed framework none the worse for his experience. He was sailing along at a moderate height when he got in the path of a skybolt. Instantly the aeroplane was enveloped in flames. Its canvas wings shriveled up, and clinging to the skele ton of his craft Ehrmann came down with a thud. WOMAN AVIATOR IS COMING Mme. Mathilde Frank Expects to En ter in Race From Chicago to New York. New York.—A French woman, one of the four or five women who have done serious work in aviation, has indicated her intention of coming to America shortly for the purpose of attempting a flight from Chicago to New York for the prize recently of fered. She is Mme. Mathilde Frank, •he French wife of a British journal ist. Mme. Frank has made several ex cellent flights recently. She flew four teen miles at Mourmelons without stopping, establishing a record as a woman aviator. She is at present pre paring for a flight across the English channel from Calais to Dover. France Accepts Washington Statue. Paris. —The French government Sat urday accepted a bronze copy of Houden's statue of George Washing ton, which was presented by the state of Virginia through M. Jusserand, the French ambassador to the United States. Dickinson Arrives in Manila. Manila. —Secretary of War Dickin son arrived here Saturday. After he and General Edwards landed they were escorted to the palace by a bat talion of cavalry. Gideons Open Convention. Detroit, Mich.—Gideons from all over the United States opened thetr national convention here Friday. The Gideons are 7.500 or more traveling men. whose slogan is “A Bible in the guest room of every hotel.” Germany's Crop Report. Berlin. —The crop report for Ger many. which gives conditions up to July 15, has just been made public. It shows a slight depreciation since June 15, but winter wheat is considera bly better than the average. Woman Killed in Kansas City. Kansas City. Mo.—Miss Bessie Cox, twenty-seven years old, was struck Thursday by a speeding automobile driven by a negro at Eighth and The Paseo, and received injuries from which she died two hours later. Goes Crazy Over Airshigt- New York. —Asa result of 12 years’ study of the problem of aviation Rob ert J. McKinley, a Brooklyn inventor, has become mentally unbalanced and is confined in a hospital for observa tion and treatment MAY EE SUBMITTED ATTORNEY GENERAL GILBERT HOLDS VOTERS NEED NOT AWAIT ACTION OF LEGISLATURE November Election Will Grant Legisla ture Right to Finance, Tax, Control and Regulate Water Powers. De cision was Necessary for Ballots. Madison.—Attorney General Gilbert on Monday notified by letter Secre tary of State F resir that the pro posed water power amendment to the state constitution should be submitted to a vote of the people at the Novem ber election, notwithstanding that the measure has beeu acted upon by the legislature blit once. An amendment to the constitution requires two passages by the legisla ture and the sanction of a majority of the voters of the state in a regular election. This amendment has once passed the legislature and came up a second time, when action was deftrred pending the report of a Special committee. The committee's report not having been submitted and the second action not having been taken, the question arose whether the amendment could be submitted in the election next No vember. The attorney general held that the second action of the legislature might follow the election, and also pointed out that there is a slight possibility of a special session. It was necessary to decide the ques tion at this time in order to make preparations for the election. The amendment empowers the legis lature to finance waterpower improve ments and to tax, control and regu late waterpower*. GRANT TOTAL OF MILLION Italy and Poland in Lead of Nations Whose Immigrants Swell Population of U. S. Washington.—A total of 223,453 Ital ians and of 128,343 Poles, the two countries furnishing the highest num ber of arrivals, and of only 19 Corea ns, constituting the country least repre sented, are among the factors in the grand total of 1,041,570 immigrants admitted into this country during the last fiscal year. This is 289,784 less than the previous year. The final figures were made public by Commissioner Keefe on Monday. Besides the grand total, there were 156.407 nonimmigrant aliens admitted, 24.270 aliens were debarred, and 243,- 191 United States citizens arrived. The grand total of all this inward immigration movement during June only was 137.092. During the fiscal year the Chinese immigrants num bered 1.770, Japanese 2.798. English 53.498, Irish 38,382, Hebrews 84,260, and Germans 71.380. There were 27.- 302 Magyars, 61 Pacific islanders. 4.- 900 black Africans, atui 1,782 East In dians. IS BLOWN UP BY A-BOMB Virginia Executive Is Killed; Officers Are in Pursuit With Elood hounds. Ridgeway.—A. 11. Bouseman. mayor of Ridgeway, while lying in a ham mock at his home early on Monday, was assassinated by an unidentified person, who hurled a dynamite bomb directly into the hammock. The mis sile exploded with terrific force, hor ribly mutilating the mayor’s body. The mayor was alive when picked up, but died several hours later. It was impossible to determine the character of the bomb, as none of it could be found. N'o reason is known for the crime. Mayor Bouseman wfes popular. The town council has offered a re ward of .SSOO for the apprehension of the bomb thrower. The governor will be asked to add SSOO to tlie reward. The sheriff, with men and bounds, is trying to run down the murderer. Bouseman was 55 years old. He is survived by his widow and a 12 year old sou. May Jail Wireless Head. New York. —The federal grand jury asked Judge Hand to declare in con tempt and punish C. C. Wilson, presi dent of the United Wireless Telegraph company, 8. S. Bogart, vice-president, and Frank Butler, director. The jury reported to the court that the trio lias refused to produce books and papers which covered transfers of stock in the concern. Judge Hand re ferred the complaint to U. P. Ilowland, a special master, to iimstigate. The three officials of the wireless company are at present out on bond, on charge of having manipulated the stock salts of the company, and hav ing used the United States mails to defraud purchasers. Jack Johnson Arrested. New York. —Jack Johnson, champion heavyweight, was arrested here again Monday evening. His automobile again was the cause. Being arrested for speeding lias be come an old story with Johnson, but it was a real shock when lie was ar rested this time for standing still. He was accused of obstructing traf fic by stopping the machine seven feet from the curb, and an additional charge of having a wrong number on his car was placed against him. Fight Causes a Collision. St. Louis. —One person is dead, ten seriously injured, and at least twen ty badly hurt, as the result of a rear eml collision between two Ureve Uocur lake suburban cars here on Monday. The accident was caused by a fight betwet n the passengers of the first cars who had divides! off into two fac tions and in the excitenn nt some one jerked the trolley off the wire. The car on which the fight was in progress* came to a dead stop while the oar came from behind crashing into it at a rate of thirty mil* s an hour. Dies on Eve ot Hanging. Carson City.—Under sentence to die on the gallows for the murder of his wife. O. C. Petty committed suicide in the prison yard of the Carson pen itentiary. Petty broke from the guard and climbed a tall electric light pole. He plunged headlong to the concrete below. New York Heat Kills 19. New York. —Monday was another scorcher —not so Ik* as on Sunday, but more deadly. There were nine teen deaths from sunstroke, against two on Sunday, and a corresponding ly longer list of prostrations. WHAT ARE THE WILD WAVES SAYING 7 “ME AND JACK.” RAWN SUSPcCTJS RELEASED DEAD RAIL CHIEF’S FORMER EM PLOYE PROVES INNOCENCE. “Blood Stains" in Vicinity of Crime Are Shown to Be Paint Splotches. Chicago. ln the face of a com plete crumbling away of the evi dence that Ira G. Rawn, late presi dent of the Monon railroad, was mur dered for revenge by a former chauf feur and the discovery that the “blood” spots leading from the vicin ity of the crime were splotches of paint, members of the family of the dead man were more firmly con vinced than ever that Mr. Rawn was the victim of a trapped burglar. Within an hour alter the release of Ernest Stevens, the negro chauffeur irrested Friday night, *hey announced in offer of a reward of $5,000 for the irrest and conviction of the person or persons supposed to have broken into ais home and to have fired the shot hat resulted In his death. In the midst of these developments i new theory was offered as a possi ble solution of the mystery, that Mr. Rawn met his death accidentally. It was pointed out by Charles L. Schaef fer, superintendent of a local detec tive agency, that a plausible solution was on the theory of accident. Mr. Rawn might have slipped on the highly polished stairs or on his dressing gown, Mr. Schaeffer said, and discharged his revolver and killed himself in his haste to discover the source ot the noise that had awakened him. Members of the family did not look with favor upon this new theory. Acting Chief Schuettler and Captain of Detectives Wood announced that they had abandoned their hunt for a “murderer.” GOV. CARROLL IS INDICTED Grand Jury Returns Fill Charging lowa’s Chief Executive With Criminal Libel. Des Moines. —Gov. B. F. Carroll was Indicted Wednesday by the Polk coun ty grand jury here on the charge of criminal libel preferred aaginst him by John Cownie, former member of the state board of control, whom the governor forced to resign under charges of misconduct preferred in affidavits by girl inmetes of the Girls’ Reform school at Mitchellville. After his resignation Cownie de clared he was forced to resign with out justifiable cause and Governor Carroll issued a published statement In which he set forth the claim that Cownie had sold diseased cattle be longing to the state and had conducted himself unbecomingly among the girls at Mitchellville. The governor was released on his own recognizance and will demand an immediate trial. His effort will be to prove the truth of his statements and show justification for publishing tnem. Under the lowa statute the penalty upon conviction is imprison ment In the penitentiary not to ex ceed one year or a fine not to exceed SI,OOO. CAIRO CITIZENS NOT GUILTY Twelve Men Charged With Aiding in Negro Lynching Are Acquit ted by Jury. Cairo, 111. —Verdicts of not guilty were returned in the cases of 12 Cairo citizens, charged in indict ments with having been leaders of the mob which stormed the Alexander county jail and lynched the negro, John Pratt, the night of February 15 last The jury was out two hours. The court had previously ordered a verdict of not guilty for W. C. Charles, while a request for a similar verdict for George B. Walker had been made by the state's attorneys Seized as Lynchers' Chief. Bellefontaine, O.—Joseph Bush, al leged leader of the mob which hanged Carl M. EtheringtoD at Newark. O, July 8, was arrested at Harper and rushed to the Newark jail Friday. He had been hiding at the homo of a brother-in-law. After the Fly in Panama. Washington.—Uncle Sams physi cians and sanitary experts on the panama canal job have eliminated mosquitoes and a crusade on the house fly has been started. Cyclone Sweeps Over Sweden. Stockholm, Sweden. —Central Swe len was visited Thursday by a cyclone. No lives were lost, but there was much damage to property. Many farm houses and factories were unroofed, especially in and about the city of Eskilstuna. Death In Car Wreck. Boise. Idaho. —In a head on col lision between cars on the Boise & Interurban railroad near Boise Thurs day. Motorman William Earwood was killed and four passengers hurt. Boys Burn Many Buildings. Chicago.—The youngest pyromani acs In the history of Chicago Wednes day confessed setting fire to eight buildings in two days. The boys are Leroy Holzner. aged twelve, and Har ry Hanson, aged thirteen. The total loss is $50,000. Rockefeller Tax Raised. Cleveland. O. —Taxes on Forest hill have been increased more than 500 per cent, by the quadrenniai apprais ers. They value the favorite home of John D. Rockefeller at $1,415,930. TAFT’S ANKLE IS STRAINED President Meets With Painful Acci dent While Playing Golf—Puts in Busy Day. Bar Harbor.—Once more afloat, President Taft and his party on the Mayflower left Bar Harbor Sunday night for Penobscot and Casco Bay, in which they will cruise until Wednes day, when the ship will be turned toward Beverly. The president hurt his ankle while he was playing golf on the links of the Kabo Valley club at Bar Harbor. De spite the excruciating pain which was evidenced by a decided limp and facial grimaces each time he had to climb in or out of an automobile or train, the president carried out the exacting program which Ifhd been arranged for him. It included a spech, an automo bile ride and luncheon in Bangor, and a speech and reception at Ellworth. The president was climbing a steep grassy slope leading to one of the greens when his right foot turned be neath him. There was some pain at the time, but Mr. Taft though noth ing of It and continued his game. Later, however, ’ e suffered consider able pain. Surgeon Grayson of the Mayflower dressed the injured ankle and made a thorough examination. He declared there was no general sprain, but a bad strain of some of the tendons. NEGRO IS BURNED AT STAKE Belton (Tex.) Mob Revenges Death of an Officer—Two Have Nar row Escape. Belton. Tex. —Henry Gentry, a ne gro, eighteen years o’d, paid the pen alty cf his crime—murder and intend ed assault —at the stake. Two others, a brother and a companion, charged with implication, missed a like fate only through the pleadings of Sheriff Burke and several citizens. Gentry attempted to force an en trance into the home of Mrs. Lamb, a widow, but w'as frightened away with a shot by the woman’s daughter. Several hours later, while Gentry was being hunted by a posse headed by Constable James Mitchell, Gentry, firing from ambush, killed the leader. The posse surrounded the fugitive. Gentry made a dash for liberty and was shot and crippled. He was dragged behind an automobile to Bel ton, where several thousand men and boys waited. SCORES SAVED BY WIRELESS Sister Vessel Goes to Relief of Burn ing Ship and All on Board Are Safe. Charleston, S. C. —The snap and flash of the wireless, sending out the “S. O. 5.,” the call that has super seded the “C. Q. D.” —the high sea cry for help—Saturday resulted in the saving of scores of lives from the burning coast liner Monius, owned by the Southern Pacific company, off the Florida coast. News of the rescue was brought by wireless dispatches received here. The ComuE, a ship belonging to the same Jins, answered the call, standing by wnile the passengers were trans ferred. The advices sent out while the vessel was ablaze in twelve fath oms of water said there was a mini mum of confusion among the passen gers, and that nearly all, especially the women, acted with heroism from the time the flames were discovered until they were safe aboard the relief ship. Accused of Slaying Sister. Wayne, Neb. —William Flege was ar rested Wednesday on a charge of mur dering his sister. Miss Louise Flege. William Eichencamp, aged eighteen, a hired hand on the Flege farm, is also under arrrest. He told the sheriff that Flege wished to marry Miss Ida Hen dricks, who lives on an adjoining farm. Kellogg (la.) Mayor Quits. Des Moines, la. —James Boyle, mayor of Kellogg. la., handed his resignation to the city council Satur day. Ouster proceedings, alleging drunkenness, had been started against him by the attorney general. Texas “Drys” Win in Primary. Dallas, Tex. —Returns received from the Texas primary held Saturday indi cate that the proposition to submit to a vote of the people the proposed prohibition constitutional amendment has been carried. Cleveland Marks 114th Birthday. Cleveland, O.—This city celebrated Its one hundred and fourteenth birth day Friday by voting a $2,000,000 bond issue to abolish grade crossings and a $250,000 bend issue to build a tubercu losis hospital. A nonpartisan cam paign was conducted. Town "Dry” by 17 Votes. Lousvllle. Ky.—A count of the votes cast In the local option election Thurs day shows that the city of Fulton. Ky , went "dry” by the narrow majority of 17 votes. New Judge in Brown Case. Chicago.—Judge Kersfeu will pre side over the retrial of Representative Lee O'Neil Browne, which will begin ir the criminal court Monday, August 1. This was agreed to Wednesday by State's Attorney Way man and the at torneys for the defense. Forest Fires Destroy Lumber Towns. Winnipeg. Man.—lt is reported that Jaffray. Three Forks and Bayness Lake, mining and lumber towns in tbe Sloan district, have been destroyed by forest fires. WISCONSIN HAPPENINGS Stevens Point. President Ed mund Pennington of the Soo line J announced from Minneapolis that the company has purchased fifty acres of land adjacent to its terminals here and will begin at once the construc tion of storage yards with a capacity fer 5,000 cars. The ol! roundhouse will be torn down and replaced with a modern structure, and this city will be made the great central division point on the system for both freight and passenger service. The new ar rangement on the Chicago division will bring to this city 250 skilled em ployes. The new system will be ef fective by October 1. The city has vacated three principal streets. Chippewa Falls.—Peter Gilbertson, aged fifty, was injured by an ex plosion In the stone quarry of the Chippewa Falls Construction com- P'any at Colfax. While preparing the blast he had three quarts of powder in a tin can standing on a rock beside him. The powder became ignited by the fierce heat ol the sun. Gilbertson was blown ten feet, though he weighs 275 pounds. His lace and arms were burned, and fellow workmen rushed to him and tore off his clothes. He was taken to a hospital here and his condition is precarious. Gilbert son has blasted In quarries for thirty years and this was his first mishap. His home is at Frontenac, Minn. Okauchee. —Maintenance of the level of Lake Okauchee and other im provements have been launched by the Okauchee Lake Improvement asso ciation of this place. The aim is to make it still more popular as a sum mer resort for the people of Milwau kee and other cities. The level of the lake .as definitely settled by the as sociation in 1909. It is also planned to place buoys in dangerous places, to provide lights at night, to improve the roads, obtain proper adjustment of taxes, secure police protection, and to provide regulation of launches. Meetings will be held each Sunday morning. Eau Claire.—Tribe No. 1 of the Bulawayo Indians, a recently formed organization composed almost en tirely of North side business men, has erected a handsome and very at tractive log cabin on the Eau Claire river near the mouth of Seven Mile creek. The log cabin has been built from white pine logs and will be used during the summer as an outers’ re sort by the members of the tribe. Recently a guest from Wabasha, Minn., who was shown the cabin, was so impressed with it that he donated an appropriate picture of an Indian chief, which is to be hung on one of the walls. Manitowoc. Manitowoc's first white slavery case was brought before the court when Ida Ray, charged with being a procuress, and Henry Tegge, her son, were arraigned, Tegge pleaded guilty and was fined SIOO and costs. The woman pleaded not guilty and w ill fight the case. She was held on a bond of S3OO for ap pearance. William Pail, also impli cated In the case, pleaded not guilty and is in jail in default of furnishing a bond of SBOO. The complaint results from the recent arrest of a young girl of fourteen years, who is said to have implicated the trio in a confession to the police. Racine.—The long standing iron molders’ strike showed signs of ending when forty strikers resumed work at the American Seating com pany’s plant. Three months ago 400 molders went out in six different fac tories. They demanded nine hours work a day and the bosses wanted ten hours. Since that time non-union molders have been doing most of the work. Sheboygan. Miss %osa Kopp, aged* twenty years, living three tniles southwest of Silver Creek, com mitted suicide by taking paris green. She wrote on a slip of paper before she died: “It is nobody's fault but my sickness.” She was the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kopp and is survived by a brother. Grand Rapids.— Reinald Timm, R. F. D. carrier No. 7, from the Grand Rapids postofflee, who has a route twenty-five miles long, has been making an experimental trial the last month of the delivery of his mail with the use of a motorcycle. After a month's trial he feels well satisfied with the experiment. Sheboygan.—Six hundred dollars’ worth of county orders will be destroyed by the county clerk next fall unless their ownerd call for them soon. Three large books of unpaid orders are in the office of County Clerk Meyers. The orders are destroyed after being kept three years. Beloit. Beloit assessors return a valuation of $9,200,539, an In crease of $365,097 over last year. The assessment was made on a basis of 80 per cent, of fair valuation. Fond du Lac. —The new Methodist Episcopal church In South Byron, of which Rev. J. C. McClain is pastor, will be dedicated. Sheboygan.— The annual school census of the city of Sheboy gan has been completed and shows an increase of forty-six children of school age in the oily during the last year. The enumerators also took a general census and estimate the total popu lation of the city to be 25,276, which is an increase of 632 over last year's similar estimates. Dodgeville. The dates for the opening of the Dodgeville park are August 9 and 10. Over $6,000 has been raised by 100 business men and I citizens which will be expended in at tractions and improvements. Beloit. —After a separation of 42 years, Mrs. Hattie Newman, Clin ton. and three of her former pupils are enjoying a reunion in the home of W. C. Squier, Rockford. Her former pupils are Mrs. Squier and Mrs. C. H. Cocroft, Rockford, and Mrs V. K. Stillwell, Alexandria, S. D. Mrs. New man shortly after the Civil war taught a district school near Rochester, at which time the other ladies, then young girls, went to school to her. Berlin. —G. A. R. veterans from three counties, Winnebago, Green Lake and Waushara are meeting in a two days’ reunion in this city. Janesville. Charles Slavlnski, a baker, was slashed about the bead and a deep gash was cut over his right eye by a negro who at tacked him on a dark street and robbed him of sl4. Slavinskis cries attracted the police and the mgro was pursued, but escaped. Search is be ing made for Charles McKeever, colored, of Chicago. McKeevcr's part ner, Moore, is held by the police Fond du Lac. Farm buildings owned by Charles Pohlman, two miles from Oak Center, burned Friday nigbt. Tbe loss is $2,000, baif covered by insurance. ONE CENTURY HENCE THIS STORY MAY THEN NOT SOUND A" ALL FUNNY. /ou Man In the City, Take This Timely Tip, and Forthwith Skedaddle Right Ba.'.k to the Farm. It Is Paula’s o’.d-fashioned whim ..hat makes us visit the old folks In the city every five or six years. 1 think she hates to leave the comforts of the farm as much as 1 do, but she was born and reared In the city, poor girl, and. per haps, even stupid, out-of-date Broad way has a faint memorial lore for her. Also she has a queer sentiment about duty to one’s parents, never having been taught that parents are mere ac cidents, tor which one is not respon sible. Never again, though! I'm back among my cows and conveniences, and never more will l be dragged into the dinky, dull, seedy, subwuy-ridden, poverty stricken dump they cull New York. Paula's folks can think. If they want to, that I'm swelled up and look down on them Just because I'm a farmer and they mere common city folks. They can come out here and gape at my pri vate monorail system, run my best aeroplane into the hanging spinach gardens and smash the wireless with their chatter to Cousin Rudolph's folks in Mars. They’re w elcome any time. But they can't reciprocate. My father had some sense. He was a good old Forty-niner—joined the Uack to-the-Land Rush of 1849, you know— and I've stuck to his pay dirt. The fools that stayed in the city can keep staying there. If they can live on $50,000 a year and enjoy clerking in a store at that pay, all right. Put one of my automatic hens earns more than that in a week. I've tried to help 'em, too. Why, my wife's dad, even at sixty-five, if he'd take my advice and buy a little 14- story irrigation farm in Sahara, stock it with artificial dirt, raise flowers on the ground floor, pigs on the second, fruit on the third, and so on, would have a decent nest-tgg before he diea. And he’d be within 15 minutes’ fiy of New York all the time. The cost of living began going up 'way back In my grandmother’s time— -1908 or something like that —and still a lot of those city dopes couldn't take a hint —went on putting good money into railroads with two rails. However, it's no use ridiculing the wife’s folks. All 1 say is that 1 won’t visit their foolish urban den anymore. Why, the old man makes noises when he talks, as if the soundless speaker had never been invented. And he want ed me to shave with a safety razor, when one could see at u glance that my vacuum puller had given me a bald face for life. Then, when I asked the butler to call up Aunt Jennie’s spirit In the other world on the spook telephone, Paula's mother Informed me that they didn't talk with the dead, because it seemed uncaanny to their old-fashioned minds. Wouldn’t that crumple you up? But, of course, they’re poor. 1 don’t suppose the old man's got a n.'llion to his name. So I’ll have to forgive them for running the sewing machine and wash wringer with an electric battery. Instead of connecting tho house with Halley’s comet power, which runs everything on the farm except Paula. Yes, 1 forgive ’em, but never again for me! Hey, Gus, switch the weather regulator for rain. I see by the long distance camera that the onions in the northeast corner of the seventy-third story are a bit dry. No, you c?n fill the New York order with the fourteen year-old eggs; I doubt if the thirteen* are ripe enough for the lay trade. And shift the Burbank gage In the twenty-third level; we'll raise pickles on the strawberry vines this year.— Puck. Interchange of Trees. In connection with a recent demand of German nurserymen for seeds of the Montana larch, to be planted in Germany, the curious fact fs brought out that while pine seedlings are to be imported from Germany to bo planted in the province of Ontario, Canada. Now the white pine planted to Europe many years ago, to rein force the forests there. It has flour ished so well In the old world that it now uppears that the German nur serymen are able to deliver white pine seedings on this side of the ocean more cheaply than American nursery men will furnish them. The inter change of trees among the various continents is a most interesting devel opment of modern civilization. Be sides the white pine, Europe has ta ken from us the Douglas fir and the black walnut, and we have taken the eucalyptus from Australia and the Norway spruce and Scotch and Aus trian pine from Europe. Held by Her Buttons. “Why do you have such a hard time to get away when you are wanted?” said the woman who had been told over the telephone to wait awhile. “I though you have such a good servant that you can go out any time and trust her with everything." “I have,” said the other woman. “That Is why I cannot leave at a min ute's notice. In addition to her other virtues, Mary is a very neat girl. Her best clothes all fasten down the back, and 1 have to stay to hook them for her. If she is behind hand with her work I have to wait till she gets ready, that’s all. When you get a good girl like Mary it pays to stay home long enough to fasten her clothes.” Vocal Cord Warts. Laryngeal or vocal cord warts may be as little as birdsbot or as big as a pea. and even larger. They are often rough and warty, full of little, rough, warty growths, the size of a pinhead, and are thin, pale or rosy or yellow. They have a core or tiny blood vessels and so buneby are warts as to look like little cauliflowers or cocks combs. Some of th<-m are soft and flabby and swing to and fro with the breathing or speaking Others are bard and horny. Horny warts are mostly considered to be a bad sign, but Professor Moure of Bordeaux has bad harmles horny wart cases tn old men for years. The Cook to Blame. At Sunday dinner the other day a little fellow was picking the drum sticks of a chicken and swallowed one of the tendons. After much difficulty it was removed from his throat, when be looked up and said: “Oh, mamma, it wasn't tbe chickabiddy's fault; it was because cook forgot to take off its garters.”—Los Angeles Times. First Printed Newspaper. The first printed newspaper was tbs Gazette, published In .Vursmberg la 1457.