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tHE war department Is trying to find ways and means to increase the number of ca dets at the United States Military acad emy. Since the Spanish war, when the army was enlarged, there have not been anywhere near enough graduates to fill the vacancies in the commissioned ranks of the army. “The result has been that not only has it been necessary to promote to the rank of second lieutenant enlisted men of the army who can pass the re quired examination, but to appoint each year to the service large numbers of civilians. Naturally enough the war department officials feel that the commissioned offi cers should be men educated to the pro fession of a soldier. There seems to be a pretty general feeling, one hard for the authorities to account for by the way, that every man is born a soldier and that the military profession is the only one for which no special training Is required. Gen. Winfield Scott, at the close of the Mexican war, said that if it had not been for the officers of his army who were graduates of the military academy the war would have been pro longed for years. This praise of the in stitution and the men whom it turns out was given by a man not a graduate, and who, therefore, could not be said to be prejudiced in favor of the institution. The course at West Point is a par ticularly hard one and a good many ca dets are found deficient every year, gen erally in only one study. West Point, however, differs from all other schools of the world. There they do not strike an average of studies, taking all the lessons taught in a lump. For instance, if a man stands at the head of his class in four studies, but is a little bit below the proficient average in one study, the authorities throw him out, whereas in other schools they would strike an aver age and give such a man a high stand ing. The result of such a system as this is that men who are qualified for the service in practically every way, but who may be a little lame in French or a trifle off in geology or chemistry, are separated from the army to which they might possibly be a credit If an average of excellence was struck by the authorities. It is quite often the case that men who do not graduate but who have had several years' training at the academy succeed in getting commissions In the service. There are no records to show that any man who spent two years at West Point failed to pass his exami nation for a commission after he had been successful In getting an appointment to the army from civil life. Some of the boys who have been at West Point, but have not graduated, enlisted In the United States army In order to get their com mission from the ranks. When a man does so enlist he may be sent as a private soldier to a company In which some classmate is a lieutenant. Now it must be remembered that there is a deep gulf between officers and en listed men in the regular army, a gulf which it Is necessary to have remain fixed, because familiarity of Intercourse between officers and enlisted men would lead to lax discipline. It is not the case, as some people seem to think, of an officer being too proud to associate with enlisted men. The officers of the army hold the enlisted men In high esteem. They know that they are the backbone of the army and they know that on their loyalty, obedience and courage hangs success In war and the credit of the army in peace. Every army in the world has learned the lesson that there must be a lack of familiar intercourse in a social way between the commissioned officers and the enlisted men. When a young fellow who has been at West Point enlists he is likely, as has been said, to get Into a command In which one of Ills classmates may be an officer. Then It Is that a curious relation results. The enlisted matt meets his forrqgr classmate, whom he once called Bill or Jim and with whom be possibly roomed as a cadet, and he must sim ply salute him as any other enlisted man would, and pass without a sign of “familiar recognition.” Now this does not mean at all that Jim or Bill does not want to speak to his former classmate. It means simply that the enlisted man wants to preserve his own stand ing with his fellow soldiers and does not want to put his former classmate by and chance In an embarrassing position. If the enlisted men should learn that their newly enlisted fellow was a former classmate and a friend of one. of the officers they might think that it was going to be a case of currying favor on the one side or of showing favor on the other. The man who Is once a cadet and who enlists is more careful if he is built right, and he generally Is, to maintain a proper attitude toward the men who rank him. They tell a story In Washington of a young fellow who came of rich parentage, but who never had been at West Point, by the way, who enlisted in the army to get his commis sion. He attempted to presume on the fact of his wealth and he not only got the officers down on him, but the men as well. His lot was not altogether a happy one. It can be said, however, that cases like that of this young man are few and far between. The man who is willing to enlist in order to get his commission, generally speaking, is of good stuff enough to make him willing to take things as they cciue and to take rather more than his share of the dmles and the hardships of the enlisted men With whom he is thrown. There wa3 once upon a time a cadet who, ■having spent time enough at the United States Military academy to cover a consider able part of the course was compelled by the government to sever his connection with the school he had hoped would prove to him a fostering mother until the end. This cadet, who shall be nameless because of a modest desire to avoid the use of the pre noun In the first person, had a yearning for military life, and so a few years after leaving the academy he walked into a Boston recruit ing office and enlisted. Several classmates Bonaparte’s American Wife. Marriage of Jerome and Elizabeth Patterson Greatest Social Event In Baltimore’* History. Just two and a half years after the death and burial of “Old Mortality" on Christmas ere, ISO3, all Baltimore rang with the greatest social event that the city of beautltul women had ever witnessed—the marriage of Jo- New Kind of Water Witch. One of Uncle Sam’s Geologists Does Some Surprising Stur.ts in Lo cating Water Veins. X. H Darton Is a government ge ologist who does surprising stunts in the way of finding water. The geo logical surcey has carried on exten sive Investigations of underground waters, which mafce Mr. Darton's prophecies possible. One of his most and several other army friends knew of the enlistment and told the enlisted one prior to his application for admission to the service to strike out for a commission, and, above all things, not to let any of the enlisted men, or any of the offi cers who did not know him, have knowledge of the fact that he had been at the military academy, for otherwise they might think he expected favors. The advice was needless, for whatever else the recruit Intended to do he desired that his service should be per formed on the same level with that of every other man in the United States army, but the truth is that this determi- (\GrTY' rs xs' c " t " rj ] nation and its carrying out led to some complications that had humor enough at the time even though they lose the humor because of lack of power in the story teller. This cadet recruit was landed at David’s island, New York harbor, where there were 700 other recruits un dergoing instruction, and a green lot they were. The cadet was turned out for squad drill with five other recruits, not one of whom knew enough about soldiering to keep his heels together. A tall, raw-boned Irish sergeant with the euphonious name of O’Baldwin was in command of the squad. He began to explain the position of a soldier. He found that the recruit on the right of the line already was in the position of a soldier. The truth was he couldn’t help himself. O’Baldwin eyed him critically. “Fall out!” he said. The one-time cadet fell out. “What regi ment did ye desart from?” said O'Baldwin, pleasantly. “This is my first enlistment,” answered the recruit, and in answering he told the truth, for a cadet isn't enlisted. “What company are ye in?” asked O’Bald win, though he knew perfectly well, for his own bunk was not three bunks removed from that of the recruit. “D company,” answered the queried one, and that's where he made the mistake of his life. That apparently simple answer proved con clusively to the sergeant’s mind that he had an ex-regular before him, for all the national guardsmen would have answered "Company D” instead of “D company.” The regular who would speak of his command as “Company D” would be considered deserving of the guard house for a month, for to put the letter after the company save when it Is written is to the army man the height of things unmilitary. “You go to your quarters; we'll look into this,” said the sergeant. The recruit went to his quarters and half an hour later the first sergeant of the outfit sent for him. The “Top” opened the conver sation cheerfully with a query as to what regi ment the recruit had left In the lurch. Find ing that he was bound to be considered a deserter, the unhappy one took the bull by the horns thus: “I am serving my first enlist ment in the army; I never was in the marine corps and I never saw the inside of a na tional guard armory.” “Ever been in one of them private military schools?” asked the “Top.” “Never.” >i T* ,JJ ~ “Go to your quarters.” In another hour the recruit was given a rifle and cartridge box and belt and was or dered to turn out with the squad of recruits who had advanced far enough in the school of the soldier to receive lessons In the manual of arms. Now as a matter of fact the recruit knew the manual of arms so well he couldn’t have hidden his knowledge If he had tried. This time there was another sergeant in charge. His eye took In the way the recruit on the right handled his piece and executed the manual. In less than a minute the sergeant ordered him who was showing such proficiency to step to the front, and ordered “place rest” for the remainder of the squad. Then turning his attention to his victim, he said: “We’ll try the bayonet exercise a bit. Guard!” The recruit came down to “a guard” possi bly with as much precision and in probably as proper style as the veteran sergeant had ever seen it done. “Passing yourself off for a recruit. . It’s a fraud you are. Get to your quarters.” And the recruit went to his bunk again, knowing that he was in deep disgrace. About half an hour later he heard two old rome Bonaparte and Elizabeth Pat terson. The groom was resplendent In a purple satin coat, heavy with costly embroideries and gold lace, whose skirt, ilned with white satin. In the latest fashion of the directory beau monde, fell over his satin knee breeches and silk hose, to the very tops of the diamond buckles, that clasped his low-cut shoes. His long. notable successes was a well at Edge mont, S. D. Mr. Darton predicted that water should be expected in the Dead wood standstone about 3,000 feet be low the surface. Accordingly the boring was begun, but meeting with many difficulties which caused great delay and ex pense. there was a disposition to abandon the work. The engineers in charge, having confidence in Mr. Darton s prediction %: EDWABD B. CLARK f COPYRIGHT BY W.A. RATTERSON J, , -.y . - r ■ ■ I ..a*....:• tef;!s• .. ’Bp* l c/Vr/>PA USH IJNE- DRILL . WDJT POWT CRDDTJ fine hair was powdered snowy white, contrasting well with his dark eyes and rich complexion. Tho brlge wore a white muslin dress, of diaphanous texture, such as the famous Indiana looms have made famous for centuries, which, despite rich embroidery and costly lace, re vealed the beauty of arms and neck, and fitted in the extreme of a fashion that emphasized the outlines of her faultless limbs and perfect form. "All the clothes worn by her might have been put In my pocket,” wrote a and their faith was finally rewarded by striking a great flow of water at a depth of 2,695 feet. The well yields 500,000 gallons a day of tepid water satisfactory for lo comotive other uses, and as there Is not good water within sixty miles and much of the supply had to be hauled In tank cars, the value of this flow is inestimable In th? same general section of South Dakota, as well as In other western states, many other wel't from 1.395 to 2.135 feet deep have closely verified soldiers talking outside of the barracks win dow. One of them said to the other: “There's a cuss in there who ain’t never been in the marine corps, nor in the milishy, nor in the reg’lars, nor to one of them military schools. The sergeant says he’s either a blankety-blank liar or else he larnt his soldierin' from books, which ain’t likely.” That night just after “tattoo,” the first ser geant appeared and told the recruit that the company commander wanted to see him at once In the orderly room. The recruit went to the presence of the commissioned officer and stood attention as he had stood attention as a cadet a thousand times before. The cap tain locked him up and down. “I understand,” he said, “that this is your first enlistment; that you have never been a national guard; that you have never been a marine and that you never attended a private military school.” The recruit acquiesced with a respectful “Yes, sir.” “About face.” The recruit made an about face, and then at a repetition of the command, again faced the captain, who was grinning. “Go to your quarters,” said the command ing officer. The recruit went and In ten minutes the top sergeant was there, saying: “You can't fool the old man. You’ve been made a lance corporal and you go on guard as corporal of the third relief tomorrow morning.” There are a good many officers in the United States army today who served for a Statue of Liberty Grafters If the visitors A’ho paid good money to a soldier for the privilege of climbing up the steps of the statue of Liberty had only known about the sixty-second article of war they never would have graduated from the dead head class on a reservation belonging to Uncle Sam, the New York Herald says. As It Is, under the last general order from the war de partment two soldiers who levied tribute are doomed to penal servitude for their specula tive enterprise. According to the army orders, Axel T. Holm, a first-class private of G company, sig nal corps, and Edward A. Bagnall, of the same grade and command, organized a syndi cate for the exploitation of the French evi dence of friendship for America, which, fol lowing the actual language of the order, oper ated, as to Holm, after this fashion: “He, the said Holm, did designedly and fraudulently obtain money from certain vis itors to the statue of liberty, fees for the privi lege of going up into said statue, by know ingly making false pretenses that such fees were necessary." And as to the enterprising Bagnall: “That he did knowingly assist in fraudu lently obtaining money from visitors to the statue of Liberty by acting as a 'lookout' with the duty of actually giving warning to the man collecting the fees in case an officer were approaching.” All of this, according to the charges and specifications upon which conviction was made, and approval then passed, violated the sixty second article of war. In the case of Holm tho department orders his dishonorable discharge lively correspondent of that letter writing era. “Her dress was of mus lin of an extremely fine texture. Be heatL her dress, she wore but one garment.” Congratulations and good wishes were showered upon her, and the weeks of the honeymoon were a dream of sweet madness and grati fied ambition.—National Magazine. Boon Companions. Cruelty and fear shake hands to getner.—Balzac. Mr. Darton's predictions and are fur nishing a supply of excellent water. It is difficult to estimate the money value of a successful artesian well In an arid region, but where it obviates tbe need of long haulage SSO,OCu to SIOO,OOO Is a moderate figure. Peace and War. If in peace tbe soldier and the sailor abandon themselves to ease and sloth, when war comes they will go down be fore their rivals who have been less self indulgent.—Theodore Roosevelt i* mJmSSr fmmm |; gypiplj s. Nj -AL j bodr tifk j *2/ iLr wM L ( J fi\M e:D5y Jr®*** m Q/l\ Mil ABLE /Ml UNITE while at the military academy as cadets, but who were compelled to stay five years at the academy in order to get their commissions, hav ing been “turned back” into the class next below them either for deficiency In studies or for breaches of discipline. If General Sheridan had not been given another chance after he had engaged in a little affair which was considered a breach of discipline while he was a cadet the wonder Is who would have been the right-hand cavalry leader of Grant during the Civil war. A few months ago Gen. Hamilton S. Haw kins died. He entered the military academy some time prior to the opening of the Civil war, but the authorities did not allow him to graduate. Hawkins was not discouraged by the failure and as soon as the Civil war broke out he offered his services to his country and was given a commission. He staid in the reg ular army until the time of his death and so strong was his love of the military academy that before his death he asked that he might be burled in the cadet cemetery. It was Haw kins’ custom each year when he could get away from his command to visit the school where he had spent three years of his boy hood. He had Just as strong a love for the Institution as did any graduate In the army. Recently there has been a disposition on the part of the graduates of the military acad emy to give more consideration to the men who spent some time at the school, but who did not graduate. One class organization in cludes in its membership all the cadets who at any time were members of the class, and no distinction Is made between graduate and non graduate. even the offices of the organization being open to men who did not complete the course. Other class organizations are said to be preparing to follow the example of that of the members of 1884 and if the custom of taking into full brotherhood the non-graduates be comes general the belief is that good will come to the academy and the country. and his confinement for two years at Fort Leavenworth. Bagnall gets off with reduction to the grade of private, four months’ confine ment and the forfeiture of sl3 a month. He will work his sentence out around the base of the statue, cleaning up such litter as the trib utc-less visitors see fit to make. The evidence showed that the two men ar ranged a scheme to tax all visitors ten cents a head for the pleasure of climbing to the head of the goddess, with the ever-burning torch, and the story was printed exclusively in the Her ald at the time. While one of them took in the toll the other lingered about to give the collector a tip if an officer chanced to be bear ing down upon the post exchange. Capt. D. J. Carr, commanding the post, Is very proud of this pretty show station, and he broke up th® game just as soon as he found what was in the air. STREET TRAFFIC OF PARIS. There are nearly half a million horses and motor vehicles of all kinds In Paris today, with 20.000 hand carts and 9.030 wheelbarrows. In 1909 65,870 accidents were caused In the Paris streets Dy $1,868 vehicles. These statistics are contained in a report drawn up by M. Emile Massard at the request of the Paris municipal council on the incumberment of the Paris streets. One of M. Massard's calculations shows that the street traffic of Paris. If sta tionary, would occupy 445 acres of the 2,079 acres of streets which Paris possesses. Last year 600.000.300 persons traveled by omnibuse and tramway, and there were 294,000,000 pas sengers on the underground railway.—lndian apolis News. Beliefs About Lightning. There Is a popular tradition that lightning will not kill any one who is asleep. According to one school, the splinters of a tree struck by light ning are an Infallible specific for the toothache. An amusing superstition used to be cherished by the boys of a Yorkshire (Eng.) village, who be lieved that If they mentioned the light ning immedUtely after a flash the seat of their trousers wouid be torn out. No boy could be Induced to make the experiment To Encourage Thrift Scbocneberg. one of the municipal of greater Berlin, has passed an ordinance requiring Its municipal sa vings bank to issue to each new born baby a pass book shoving a deposit of one mark, or about 2! cents, pre sented by the city, not *s a partial compensation for being required to enter this cold world, nor >.*t regard ing tbe parents, but as an ment to thrift on tbe part of bth child and parents. A Colonist of Canaan By Izola Forrester The Southwestern flier drew up at | Canaan Junction. It never stopped, merely slowed up long enough to throw out the mail sack, and give the curly-headed boy in the exp - ess car a chance to call hello to Nell. But today it stopped, stopped while one man swung off a sleeper, and the porter dropped a suit case and grip on the platform beside him. The man left behind was young, so young that he had outgrown '—' and there was a latent. . I strength, mixed with awkwardJ fj about him that reminded one of a cu Nell took one look at him and caught her breath sharply. She knew him in an Instant, but there was a bare chance that he had forgotten her. It had been four years, and four years is a lengthy stretch when one Is 17. He set the suit case down under the ticket shelf, and went back to the water bucket ‘‘lPs hot enough down here, isn’t It?” She watched him drain the tin cup a second lime before she an swered: “We don’t mind it much.” “I suppose not. I cani<=> from the north. Don’t suppose you know any body here named Acton?” The girl's hand closed tightly over the package of letters she had drawn from the mail sack. Her back was to ward him. But her voice was steady and natural. ‘ No, I don't.” “You’d be pretty likely to know, handling all the mail, and so on, wouldn’t you?” “Oh, yes, I would know. I know the name of everybody in this town!” “Except mine.” He oame over to the ledge and leaned one elbow on it, smiling in at her cheerfully. She did not answer. “Maybe he’s using a different name," he went on, presently. “lie had She Knew Him In an Instant. plenty of cause to change It, the Lord knows, when he started down this way. I know he’s here all right, and I’m going to find him ” The telegraph Instrument set up Its call, and she sat down to answer it. When she rose her face was flushed slightly, and anybody well acquainted with Nell would have surmised that she was on the war path. Jopman, the town nearest the state line, was ask ing about Colonel Acton. Canaan Junction again stated that the party was unknown there. “Is there a chief of police here in town?” “Chief of police!” She flashed a startled glance at him. “No. There’s a constable. He’s the undertaker, too.” “Nice, handy combination,” he laughed. “You people down here In this small, new town certainly econo mize on public offices. Thanks, I’ll hunt him up. Goodby.” “Goodby.” She watched him as he went along the road towards the main street, his long, easy strides kicking up a flurry of dust behind him. The whistle over at the factory was blowing for noon. She caught up the telephone receiver and called a num ber. “I want to speak to father, please. Is he there? Well, wait. Give him a message. Tell him to come over to the depot right away. Tell h'm to come around by the liver not Main street. 1 want to show him something there.” Then she waited. It seemed hours before she caught signt of the dear old figure, swinging along the river road, his gray felt hat well back on his head, his gray mustache and im perial giving added distinction to the fine, gracious face. The tears rushed to her eyes as she watched him, but she controlled herself, and met him with a smile. “Sit down and rest a minute, honey. You’ve got 20 minutes. They—they’ve wired for you to come down to Alca zar. It’s some committee meeting, I believe.” She turned away, and bent over a time table, so that he should not see her tell-tale eyes. “You can make the 1:10 local, dear. And —don’t bother about coming back tonight I’m sure they need you down there.” “In a rush, aren’t laughed the colonel, wiping off ids forehead. THE DRUGGIST. I am a druggist, lorn, and lons, A being without guile. When strangers grab my telephone I merely smile. A big directory I ke>p. And should, through any stress. You want my aid. I'll in it peep For an adores# I have on hand of glue and string A large and free supply. I'll gladly g-t you anything You'd like to try- At midnight I climb slowly to My little cot to camp But ril get up to furnish you A postage stamp. Emotions I have learned to curb: I’ve always helpful been. And naught that happen# can disturb My gentle grin. Warden Not Much for Changes. When George J. Warden took his manufacturing business to anew loca tion recently It was a noteworthy thing for him to do. For Warden Is about as little addicted to making changes as any man in Cleveland. He himself was speaking of this fact a day or two ago. -I lived more than 26 years in tbe same bouse on old Perry street, he re marked, “and for 42 years I took milk 'Guess it's about their new town hall. It consists of four flags on a center plot at present, with a geranium bed in the middle. I suppose I’ll have to go. Be all right, won” you. Nell?" Sha nodded and smiled. It was 15 minutes now. She watched the road to Main street every now and half expecting Fate to play_to > e| t j n^p ,"' to and send tftf *end you • f r t* copy of 1 back agalute Medical Adviser —revised, 1 .A-kMUJacwne cloth-binding, 31 stumps. Addi der the window ledge, a su , . ... . . .... . the Owners name written bold., ifTat (~s t huipi*. but I here Is no bettor lump nmScai any it “T P npTtor " ‘<l of solid brass: Diekel plated—c*sily k-i t oirun: n ’ to in an. hm.sr. There l nothin# known to the srt Nell leaned her hands on the aon sdd to theynee of the kayo] amp.iight , .... , , , . dealer everywhere If net at yuvrs, write lor and w aited tensely, she had forgo,.- u. arest M#oncy of the ten to hide the suitcase. ! 1.7. COMPANY (.Incorporated) “Well, honey girl, the cat wouldn’t stay put, would it? And you going to all this trouble just to try and save your dad from himself.” The colonel spoke very calmly, very reflectively, almost with a glint of humor in his blue eyes, as he saw the look on Nell's face. “When did Jack Dexter get here?” “Father, listen.” She put both hands up on his shoulders and leaned her face against his chin She was just about on a level with his chin. ‘ You must take this train. Surely, when you know you're in the right. It doesn't matter what other people think. They don't know for sure that you are here yet. The night operator said you were, hut I know he Isn’t cer tain. I can turn Jack Dexter away. He didn't know me at all. Think of them sending him down here to bring you back, the boy that owed every thing to you.” "Ha had to do his duty if they sent him. I certainly wish it had been someone else. I always set a heap by Jack. He’s a right fine boy. Studied law with the judge after we left, Nell. I understand he’s prosecuting attor ney.’ From the bridge came the whistle of tho 1:10. She was on time to the; minute. The ticker was calling the Canaan operator, and she went to It, the tears streaming from her eyes. As the local pulled In the colonel stood In the doorway and swept his broad brimmed felt hat off In a general sa lute. And the 1:10 pulled out without Its extra passenger. Somebody came hurrying along the platform and into the depot. “I can’t locate him yet, but I’m going to stay over—” Jack Dexter stopped short and whistled softly under his' breath. The colonel held Nell close to him. and smiled. “How are you, boy, how are you?” he said, heartily. “I can’t offer you my hand, because, you see, they're both engaged. I’m mighty glad to sec you again, Jack. Just take your suitcase right over to my house, sir. and we'll have a good dinner before we start north tonight. “He put up one hand as Jack started to explain, and shook his head warnlngly. “No need for ex planations. I understand the situation thoroughly. I don't wnnt to disturb Nellie here, with any of the details.” “But, Colonel Acton,” Jack ex claimed. “You don’t know what I'm after, sir. 1 came down to let you know that that Indictment Is squashed flatter than a pancake. The whole city Is waiting to welcome you back, If you’ll only come. The president of the bank confessed to the full amount, swore he had made a scapegoat of you, sir, and then gracefully committed sui cide. It was the wisest thing he’d done in five years.” “Well, now, that's too bad,” the colonel said, regretfully. “He need not have done that. I was comfortable down here. It’j home to Nell and my self. In fact, we feel rather respon sible for the future of Canaan. Mighty fine cf you to come down and let me know, Jack, though; mighty fine.” “I wanted to bo the flr3t to tell you, sir.” Dexter’s hand gilpped the col onel’s closely. “A crowd of the news paper boys were after your trail, but I knew you'd be in the same place where you left word we couid find you if you were wanted.” The colonel smiled in a pleased, com fortable fashion all his own. “We keep our word, we Actons,” he said. “Don't we, Nell?” “I can hardly say that,” she faltered “I —1 didn't tell the truth lo Mr. Dex ter when he asked me if I knew you. I just couldn't. 1 don't know what he must think of me.” “Think of you?” gasped Dexter. “1 think you are the bravest, truest, bulliest —” The colonel coughed and glanced at his watch. “We will all lunch In honor of the occasion over at the hotel, sir. Jack, just give my little girl your arm along Main street. I'll lock up the station and carry the suitcase until the next train comes along. No, sir, I can’t permit It, as my guest, ytti will allow me to have my way.” Jaok hesitated still, looking down at th.t heavy suit case, and the colonel gave him a deli cate poke in the side. “Ladles first, sir, lght about face —forward, march!” from the same family, never missing a day. Then, for 31 years 1 was shaved by the same man in tbe same shop. “Our family began taking milk from Mr. Schurmer. a farmer out Strongs ville way, about fifty years ago. When be died we bought milk from bis sons and for 42 years we got milk from them without missing a single day. Eight years ago a man by tbe uame of Shuman bought out their milk busi ness and we hav,* been taking milk of him ever since. So you could al most say that I've been getting milk from the same place for an even half century.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer. Neighborly Attentions. A parson was applied to for advice by a member of his congregation, who complained of the continual noise made on a trombone by a next-door neighbor. “Can a man,” he asked, “who prac tises on such an instrument from morning to night, be a good Chris tian ?’’ “Such a man might possibly be a good Christian.” the parson replied, “but his next-door neighbor couldn't," STATE NEWS iN BRIEF Waukesha. —Harry Berger pleaded guilty to a charge of grand larceny and was sentenced to serve one year at Waupun. He entered the Soo depot here in December of 1908 and pointing a revolver at Operator 11. J. Moore’s head, commanded him to throw up his hands. Mnore did so and kept them up while 1 - v rger and his pal. Harry Carney, took SSO from the till and relieved the operator of his watch. Shortly afterward Carney dfean’s disWJa.the arm for refusing to Dr. Pierce to pay c*. robbery and both bis great thousand-page Hit prison. On ip-to date edition, in paper v> term two ress Dr. R.V. Pierce, Buffalo, N .-t woods “TCT" ' pice has beef? K' n< b . a<l ton** was an I-a Crosse. Excuemoiu ... clam fishing craze which has be* on here during the present low stage of water In the Mississippi, came to a climax when Jack Leonard, a day la borer, took a button pearl of beauti ful luster and lavender color from a clam, and the gem is valued at $2,000. Leonard turned down the of fer of a clam buyer for SI,BOO cash. A large number of pearls wortli from SSO to SSOO each havo been found within the past few days and hun dreds are wading in the river. Madison. A search is being made for Miss Amelia Johnson, aged nineteen, who went to Chicago about a year and a half ago, and for a few months wrote regularly to her mother. Then the letters ceased. For a year she has not been heard from. Site is the daughter of Mrs. Peter Johnson, who lias appealed to the Chicago po lice. Manitowoc.—Struck by lightning, her clothing set on fire and picked up as dead, Martha Flentje, a Mlshicott girl, lives to tell the tale. Miss Flentje was rendered uncon scious by a bolt of lightning during a severe storm. Physicians wonder that the girl was not killed outright. She Is recovering and aside from partial paralysis of the left side suffers no 111 effects from her experience. Appleton.—At a session of the Wisconsin Retail Liquor Dealers’ Protective association convention about 200 delegates were present. M. H. Deacon, Kaukauna, has announced his candidacy for re-election as state secretary. President John A. Langan, Kenosha, will not again accept the presidency. Milwaukee, Wausau, Osh kosh and Ashland are in the field for the 1911 convention. Waupun.—Thomas Floyd McDon ald died at his home, Main and Watertown streets, of diabetes, after an illness of seven years’ duration. He was born in Mount Vernon, 0., August 1, 1844, and came to Wiscon sin in 1857, settling on Mackford Prairie. He served In the army du ring the Civil war, after which he came to Waupun. Fond du Lac. —The dealers of the village have signed an agree ment by which the price of milk will be six cents a quart Instead of five cents a quart as heretofore. The rise in price during midsummer is unusual, but the dealers contend that the poor pasturage and scarcity of feed has made It necessary to ask a higher price. Madison. Senator La Follette, who was to open his speaking campaign at the Plattevllle chautauqua has cancelled the engagement, it was announced. Senator Moßes Clapp of Minnesota will speak in ills place. Fond du Lac. —According to a list compiled by Superintendent of Schools Ruby M. Acker, 221 students graduated from rural schools In Fond du Lac county during the last year. Beloit. —Miss Olive Sblppey of Chicago found a black pearl In a clam shell In Rock river. This Is said to be the only one ever found in this vicinity and Is very valuable. Depere.—Nine head of cattle were killed during an electrical storm on the farm of Humphrey Brennan In the town of Glenmore. Evansville. —Byron Campbell of this city has just received an octopus, re cently captured in the Pacific ocean. Madison. —Ellas A. Bredin, for nine years an Instructor In the university school of music and an or ganlst and choruf director of note, has resigned his position to become organ ist and choir director In St. Luke's burch at Evansville. * Beloit. —Saul Haas, Racine, has brought suit against the town of Turtle for damages in the sum of $4,000 for injuries Mr. and Mrs. Hass bre alleged to have sustained In an automobile accident on July 3, said to have been due to a defective road bed. Sparta.—The first battalion of the Twenty-eighth United States Infantry, 250 men, with wagons, has arrived. These companies marched from Fort Snelllng, Minn. July 12 the remaining eight companies of the regiment left Fort Snelllng and are expected here soon. Fort Atkinson. —While Frits Al , treuter was operating a grain har ! vester out In the Bold his two-year- J old baby girl got into the grain. Al ! treuter's first knowledge that (he child 1 was near was when she screamed as the knives of the harvester cut her down. Before the machine was stopped and the little body extricated the child's left arm bad been cut off and I she had lost so much blood that her death resulted shortly after belDg j taken to a hospital. Neenah. —Mrs. Louisa Krull, reputed j to have lived here longer than any j other person, died of heart failure. Hayward.—Seven-year-old Alma Mo* I Graw, while playing on a raft in j Lake park, fell Into ten feet of wa iter Ernest Rohloff. assistant cashier J of the First National bank, heard her ! scream and plunged Into the water. | pulling the girl out as she was sink- I ing. j Plainfield. —During a thunderstorm i be 800 passenger and freight depot ! was struck by lightning and destroyed | with all the freight. Racine. —Harold May, aged eleven, while in bathing at the public bathing oeacb here, was caught by an under ,ow and drowned.