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E. B. THAYER, Publisher Wausau Wisconsin It is not difficult for a cold wave to out its welcome. , There is nothing: childlike about the toalevolence of infantile paralysis. Luckily this country raised a large crop, for there is a. shortage in French •wheat. Do not despise the humble spud. ftThe crop in one county in Pennsyl vania is worth $1,000,000. Missouri authorities are going to 9mport Mexican slingless bees. That 'will be good news for honey boy. Chicago is to have anew theater designed to attract women. Matinee Idols will be its specialty, we infer. This aviation business is all right, *but we do wish that the coal people 'would quit trying for altitude records. The toll of death continues. It is a case of nip. and tuck between the speeding autos and the dashing bird men. A Colorado professor says that peo ple get disease germs by shaking hands. La Grippe from the grip, as it were. A Pittsburger has invented a "uid by the use f which each man can be come his own embalmer. Tell the dead ones about it. However, speaking of extravagance. 1t does look foolish for a man to mortgage a useful home in order to buy an ornamental automobile. Dr. Woods Hutchinson wants to tear dow r n and rebuild New York city . For a long time we have thought it might be improved in that way. According to a Parisian fashion journal, the old-style hoop skirt will return in twenty years, but even so, we're too busy to worry about that now. Even If woman is becoming more masculine, as the Harvard man says, very few husbandu will care to ex patiate upon the theme by their happy firesides. A Velasquez portrait that has been missing 160 years "has come to light at the country place of the duke of Parma.” The duke must live at .Lonesomeb urst. Berlin declares war on the deadly batpln, Kansas City has put the kibosh on fireworks, and Chicago is begin ning to round up its crooks. Let the good work go on. Another expedition has Just started from New Zealand for the south pole, proving that there are hardy people who on a cold day do not especially care to sit by a,hot radiator. A pipe that was once used by Sir Walter Raleigh is offered for sale in London. In this connection we should like to know whether Sir Walter ever learned to roll his own cigarettes. Japan has decided to let the em peror of Korea have a pension. This is generous. It would have been too bad if the emperor had been com pelled to open a laundry at his time of life. That dirigible balloon line from Bos ton to Washington will doubtless be used at first by people who have no pressing engagements to dine at the "White House, as It is Impolite to keep the president waiting. Wise in their day and generation are Paris modistes who announce that their latest gowns are made to button in front. Now there will be less kicking on the part of the hus bands who have to pay ihe bills. Prince Henry of Prussia has been Hying along in military aeroplanes. This is a field where right of birth does not count. A p*lnee Is on the M me level as any other man, and must prove the courage and ability to do work for which no amount of high titles will avail in doing. Prince Henry Is to be congratulated on thus doing the work also of a man. The western states as a rule make fei creditable showing in the new fed oral census. But the figures show the fallacy of the Idea that they are grow Ing much faster than the eastern com monwealths. Illinois, for instance, gained 517.041, or lf>.9 per cent., in population during the last ten years. But New York state increased 1,84 4,- 383, or 25.4 per cent., in tho same time. The east is not taking a back seat, and is still progressing in health ful fashion. A bulletin from the department of Agriculture at Washington reports this ms a ""bumper year" in farm products, the aggregate output beln j 7.6 per cent, greater than the big one of 1909 and 9.1 per cent, larger than the av erage. Owners of anew apartment build ing in New York advertise a skating rink, a model dairy and a hospital among other “conveniences.” Noth ing is said as to whether the Janitor Is capable of taking a hand at bridge in an emergency. A California magistrate h*9 decided that telling a person to go to the in fernal regions Is not profanity In the legal sense of the word But the status remains of its being very rude. According to the experience oi a Hollar bill which has been wandering around under grave suspicion in New York and Washington, money that has been washed and ironed is liable to be regarded as counterfeit from its abnormally clean appearance. This is equally hard cn our money md our gnorais. Is bridge whist, after all. as bad as that ancient pastime, village gossip? An Inventor has just died who brought out an aeroplane in 1554. Then he was looked upon as a crank of the wildest kind. Vow his Inven tlou Is put aside as behind the times So much honqr do the pioneers o: progress get from their own genera tion. Only the accident of Edison s living in the nineteenth instead of the seventeenth or eighteenth century saved him from the death deemed the fitting penalty for witchcraft NAME NEW SOIONS THIRTY-THREE MEMBERS OF UP PER HOUSE WILL BE ELECTED. DEMOCRATIC GAIN IS EIGHT I - ' VY. /;■ In Some States the Toga-Wearers Have Bien Selected by the People, but in Others There Are Bitter Contests. Washington.—The most important stated political event of 1911 will be the election of United States senators by the various state legisla tures to complete the upper house of the sixty-second congress. The new senate will be composed of 51 Repub licans and 41 Democrats, as against 59 Republicans and 33 Democrats in i the last congress—a net gain of eight seats for the Democrats. In the house, according to the returns of the elec tion of November 8, the Democrats will have a majority of 65. Of 30 senators whose terms will ex pire on March 3 next 24 are Republi cans and six Democrats, and the vari ous state legislatures elected on No vember 8 last will choose their suc cessors. There will also be senators chosen to fill the vacancies caused by the deaths of Senator Dolliver of lowa (Republican), Senator Thompson of North Dakota (Democrat) and Sena tor Clay of Georgia (Democrat), mak ing a total of 33 to be elected. Of the 33, 17 will be Republicans and 16 Democrats, representing a gain of j nine seats for the Democrats and one | for the Republicans. The states where the senatorial toga will fall from Republican to Dem ocratic shoulders are Indiana, Ne braska, Montana, New York, Ohio, ; New Jersey, Maine, West Virginia and Missouri. The one Republican gain occurred in North Dakota, where a Republican successor will be chosen to complete the unexpired term of the late Sena tor Thompson, Democrat. The legis lature of this state will also elect an other United States senator to suc ceed Porter J. McCumber, whose term expires in March. Three of the seneators included In the above count have already been chosen. They are Isidor Rayner of Maryland, elected to succeed himself; John Sharp Williams of Mississippi, to succeed Senator Money, and Carrol S. Page of Vermont, elected to suc ceed himself. The term of the late Senator Daniel of Virginia expires this March, and as the regular session of the Virginia legislature does not convene until 1912, either a special session will be called to elect his suc cessor or Claude A Swanson, who is serving by appointment, will retain his seat until next year. No successor will be chosen to the late Senator McEnery of Louisiana until 1912. His seat is at present be ing filled by J. R. Thornton, who was appointed by the governor. While the people of a few of the states have indicated their senatorial preference through a direct primary, there are bitte; contests being carried on in the majority of the states where the senatorial vacancies occur. New York is a fair sample. It has b< en many years since the Democratic par ty of the Empire state has had a mem ber lb the upper house of congress, and there are numerous aspirants to the seat which will be vacated by Chauncey M. Depew. They include Edward M. Shepard, William F. Shee han, Martin W. Littleton and a host of others. JEFFRIES IN AUTO WRECK Former Champion and Oldfield Have Smashup and Are Rescued by Frank Chance. San Diego, Cal. Speeding south ward toward the Mexican line, the big automobile driven by Barney Oldfield and carrying besides himself James J. Jeffries, former champion heavyweight pugilist of the world, went into a ditch near National City, turned turtle and was completely wrecked. Both Oldfield and Jeffries were thrown violently to the ground, but es caped with p. few minor injuries. A car containing Frank Chance, captain-manager of the Chicago Na tional league baseball team, which was following, picked up Oldfield and Jeff ries and the trio proceeded on to Mexico on a hunting expedition. LEXOW, GRAFT FOE, IS DEAD Man Who Laid Bare Corruption of New York in 1894 Expires at Nyack. New York. —Clarence fa mous as the man who headed the com mittee which, in 1894, investigated the city government of New York and later, in 1897, as the leader or the sugar trust inquiry, died Friday night at his home in Nyack. Mr Lexcw, before he entered poli tics and became famous as a reformer, t, as well known as a member of the New York bar. Five Children Burned to De.‘h. Pottsville, Pa.—Five children of John Markasavage were burned to death in a fire Monday that destroyed three houses in the loreign quarter of Minersville, near here. The origin of the fire is attributed to the overturn ing of an oil lamp. Fear Balloon tost. Berlin. —The balloon Hildebrand, which ascended December 29 with four passengers aboard and disap peared in the clouds bound towards the Baltic sea, is feared to be lost. One Woman Dead; 13 Injured. St. Paul. Minn. —One woman was burned to death and 13 other persons were injured, three, it is believed, fa tally. in a fire Friday which destroyed the Concord apartment house in Eleventh street. Breaks Long Flight Record. Buc. France. —Anew world's record for distance flying was established Friday by M. Maurice Tabuteau, who stayed aloft seven hours and 45 min utes. in which time he covered 362.66 miles. Farmer Slain; Wife Heid. Laurens. S C. —E. A. Hamilton, a young farmer near here, was found dead at his home Thursday with his head almost completely severed from the body and a bloody ax at his side, his wife is held by the authorities. Board Rule for Spokane. Spokane. Wash. —The commission form of city government was adopted In Spokane Wednesday by a majority ■>f 2.327. Many ’/omen were regis red. tail only about two-fifths of them ■l'd j UNCLE SAM NOW IS A BANKER POSTAL SAVINGS INSTITUTIONS OPENED IN EACH STATE. List of the Cities Where the ExperW ment Is Being Tried—Deposi tors Receive 2 Per Cent. Interest. Washington.—Uncle Sam became a full-fledged banker Tuesday when *n experimental postal savings bank was opened in every state and territory in the Union, in accordance with the postal savings bank bill passed at the second session of the Sixty-first congress. The postoffices designated to accept deposits are all of the second class, and are located in communities where the laboring element of the population is large. For the p. st month Postmaster Gen eral Hitchcock has had the various postmasters who will handle deposits in Washington instructing them in re gard to the details of the new system. Following is a list of the cities where postal banks were opened: Globe, Ariz.; Oroville, Cal.; Lead ville, Col.; Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; An aconda, Mont.; Carson City, Nev.; Raton, N. M.; Klamath Falls, Ore.; Provo. Utah; Olympia, Wash.; Lara mie, Wyo.; Bessemer, Ala.; Stuttgart, Ark.; Ansonia, Oonn.; Dover, Del.; Key West, Fla.; Brunswick, Ga.; Pekin, 111.; Princeton, Ind.; Decorah, la.; Pittsburg, Kan.; Middlesboro, Ky.; New Iberia, La.; Rumford, Me.; Frostburg, Md.; Norwood, M.ass.; Houghton, Mich.; Bemidji, Minn.; GulfpoTc, Miss.; Carthage, Mo.; Ne braska City, Neb.; Berlin, N. H.; Rutherford, N. J.; Cohoes, N. Y.; Sal isbury, N. C.; Wahpeton, N. D.; Ash tabula, O.; Guymon, Okla.; Dubois, Pa.; Bristol, R. I.; Newberry, S C.; Deadwood, S. D.; Johnson City, Tenn.; Montpelier, Vt.; Clifton Forge, Va.; Grafton, W. Va., and Manitowoc, Wis. The postal banks will be conducted on strictly banking lines with the exception that there will be no pass books, certificates of deposits being issued in duplicate. Depositors will be paid two per cent, interest yearly. The postal funds, placed in designated banks by the board of trustees, will yield the government 2% rer cent. It is believed that this quarter of one per cent, difference will be sufficient to meet all necessary expenses ol conducting the postal savings deposi tories. A careful study of the law creating postal savings banks makes it clea that the government will be bene fiited largely, and that within a year or two after the system has been in operation Uncle Sam may have all the money necessary to meet deficiencies, and to make effective public improve ments without having to appeal tc Wall street for financial aid. TAFT GREETED BY THOUSANDS Rain Drenches Crowds at President’s New Year Reception—Wait in Line for Hours. Washington.—Despite a heavy rain which drenched the crowds, 5,625 per sons waited for hours in line to shake the hand of President Taft at the big New Year’s reception to the public Monday. In addition to tne members of the diplomatic corps, officials of the gov ernment and officers of the army and the navy, whose attendance is in a measure compulsory, a great throng of citizens of all ages and all walks of life waited patiently to pay their respects to the chief executive. At 11 o’clock, the hour set for the reception, a bugle call announced the coming of the receiving party, who, headed by the President and Mrs. Taft, descended the stairs and took their places in line within the blue room. Owing to the recent death of their son, the secretary of war and Mrs. Dickinson were absent. ASKS TROOPS IN DOCK STRIKE Business at Barcelona Port Completely Tied Up—No Ships Being Load ed —Twelve Thousand Men Idle. Barcelona, Spain.—The strike of 12,- 000 dock men and coal heavers has tied up completely the business of this port. No ships are being loaded or discharged. American and German mercantile hruj.es have petitioned the government to send troops to the water front to enable them to remove the accumu lated merchandise. ABSOLVES JAPS OF PLOTS Mikado’s Subjects Have Not Been Found in Conspiracies, Says War Department. Washington.—Repeated publication of statements of Japanese activi ties in the Philippines having given rise to the belief that plots are being laid against Americans, called forth from the war department the assertion that no information has been received there to justify such statements. Grief Kills Science Healer. Boston. —Capt. Joseph S. Eastaman, for 26 years a Christian Science heal er, died at his home in Somerville Monday. He was one of the 1 9 original founders of the MotLcr Church and his wife says he died of grief for Mrs, Mary Baker Eddy. John A. Dix Is Inaugurated, Albany, N. Y. —John A. Dix was in augurated governor of New York state Monday amid the booming of guns and the jubilant cheers of those present at the ceremony. Kills Wife and Daughter. Baltimore, Md. —William C. Strick ler Friday shot and killed his wife and nineteen-year-old stepdaughter. Beulah Kile, at their home in this city. Strick ier then fired a bullet into his own body. Domestic trouble caused the tragedy. Tunnel Explosion Kills Three. Birmingham. Ala. —A dynamite ex plosion in the tunnel being construct ed by the Tennessee Coal. Iron and Railroad company at Ensley, Friday, caused the death of three men. Many Killed in H!~icane. Madrid. —The government was offi cially advised Wednesday that a vio lent hurricane has devastated Gornera, one of the Canary islands. There was considerable loss of life and great damage to property. Bathed Dog in Dishparv Evansville, Ind. —Because, it is al leged. his wife bathed her pet poodle og in the dishpan and wished tj right when he objected. Robert Dun an of this city Wednesday entered suit for divoroa. DARING AVIATORS KILLED DURING 1910 Jan. A —DELAGRANGE, LEON; killed at Bordeaux, France. April 2—LE BLON, HERBERT; Instantly killed, falling on rocks at San Se bastian, Spain. May 13— MICHELIN, CHAUVETTE; killed at Lycns, France. June 2—ZOSILY, C., a Hungarian; killed In flight at Budapest. June 4—M. POPOFF, instructor of aviation In Russian army; killed at Gatheina, Russia, in Wright machine. June 17—SPEYER, EUGENE; killed at San Francisco. June 18—ROBL, THAD; killed at Stettin, Germany. July 3—WACHTER, CHARLES. French; killed by fall at Rheims. July 12—ROLLS, HON. CHARLES S., English; killed by fall at Bournemouth, England. July 13—ERBSLOEH, OSCAR, German; killed when dirigible balloon burst at Eichlingen, Rhenish Prussia, also killing Messrs. Hoeppe, Kranz, Spicke and Toelle. July 15—KINET, DANIEL, Belgian; killed by fall at Ghent, Belgium. July 15—LOGILY, F.; killed by collapse of machine. Aug. 3— KINET, NICHOLAS, Belgian; brother of Daniel; killed by fall at Brus sels. Aug. 29 VIVALDI, LIEUT., Italian army; killed in Farman biplane near Rome. Aug. 27—VAN MAASDYK, CLEMENT, Dutch; killed in cross country flight at Arnheim, Holland. Sept. 25 POILLOT, EDMOND, French; killed by fall at Chartres, France. Sept. 27 CHAVEZ, GEORGE, Peruvian; killed by fail at Domodossoia, Italy. Sept. 28—BLOCHMANN, H., German; killed in fall of biplane. Oct. I—HAAS, German; killed by fall at Metz, Germany. ® ct - 7 MACIEVICH, CAPT., Russian; killed by fall at St. Petersburg. Oct. 15—GIRL, unidentified, French; killed at Limoges, by M. Balllod, in do scending from flight. Oct. 23—MADIO", CAPT., French; killed by fall at Douai. Oct. 25—MENTHE, LIEUT., Prussian; killed by fall at Magdeburg, Prussia. Oct. 26 BLANCHARD M., French; killed at Issey, Trance, when machine fell with him and crushed him. Oct. e.l SAGLIETTI, LIEUT. S., Italian army instructor; killed at Centosello, Italy. Nov. 10 PETERS, J., Dutch; killed when machine capsized. Nov. 13 LANGE, CAPT., German army; swept out to sea in balloon Saar and never heard from again. Nov. 13 ROMMELER, LIEUT., German army; lost In same balloon. Nov. 13 ZIMMERMANN, civilian; lost in same balloon. Nov. 17—JOHNSTONE, RALPH, killed in fall at Denver. Col. ec - 3 CAMMARATA, engineer in Italian army; hurled from aeroplane at great height and dashed to death. Dec. 3 SOLDiER, unidentified; in Italian army; carried to ground with Camarata’s wrecked machine and killed in wreckage. Dec. 3—ARCHER, WALTER; 17 years old; killed at Sallda, Col., by a fall ol 7CO feet in an aeroplane of his own construction. Dec. S—METZER, drowned by falling from balloon in ocean flight from Munich to Orkney islands. Dec. 23 GRACE, CECIL; English; disappeared in return flight over channel frori Calais, France, to Dover. Dec. 26—PICCOLO, Brazilian; killed In fall at Sao Paulo, Brazil. Dec. 28 LAFFORT, M.; French; killed at Issey-les-Molineaux, France, In fall of 50 feet. Dec. 28—POLA, M.; French; killed with M. Laffort, with whom he was riding as a passenger. Dec. 30— DE CAUMONT, LIEUT., French army; killed by collapse of mono plane at Buc, France, Dec. 31 MOISANT, JOHN 8., killed in fall at New Orleans, La. Dec. 31 HOXSEY, ARCH; killed in 500-foot plunge at Los Angeles. II MEN KILLED HOXSEY DROPS AT LOS ANGELES, MOISANT FALLS AT NEW ORLEANS. THOUSANDS SEES TRAGEDIES Wright Flyer Tries for New Flight Record, Machine Fails—Chicagoan Loses Control of Craft and Is Hurled to Death, Los Angeles, Cal. —Arch Hoxsey, the holder of the world’s altitude rec ord of 11,474 feet, was killed Saturday while attempting to break that mark. Hoxsey was descending from a flight made in the face of a gale which had caused most of the fther aviators participating in the meet to abandon their efforts for the day. He had come down to 563 feet of the earth in safety and then his machine failed. The aeroplane seemed to have been caught in a vortex of contrary air cur rents in a treacherous atmosphere and was whirled over and over as it came tumbling toward the earth. Hoxsey was dead when taken out of the wreckage of his machine. Ap parently his life had been crushed out by the weight of the motor, which was wrenched from its position in the aeroplane by the force of the impact with the earth. New Orleans.—John B. Moisant, na tive of Chicago and one of the world’s most daring and successful aviators, was killed Saturday by being thrown out of a Bleriot monoplane. The accident happened at a time when Moisant apparently had his ma chine under complete control. One puff of wind tilted the planes, the seat assumed an angle that made it impossible for the aviator to keep his place, and he shot down he„d first, a hundred feet, landing on his head and breaking his neck. When he fell several workmen were the first to reach him, but he was dead before they came. The doctors who examined the body said death must have occurred within ten sec onds after Moisant struck the ground. There was not a mark on the body. The expression on the face was that of a man in peaceful slumber. Johnson to Fight in Paris. Paris. —It was announced Thursday that Jack Johnson, the heavyweight champion, has accepted the offer made some time ago of $25,000 to come to Paris in April and fight the winner of the match between Joe Jeanette and Sam Langford. Cotton Belt Train Wrecked. Cairo, 111.—The engine on the north-bound Cotton 3elt passenger train jumped the trac t and fell over in a ditch four miles uouth of Bird's Point. Mo., Monday, and the engineer and fireman were badly hurt Commissioners Sworn In. Washington.—C. C. McChord of Kentucky and E. K. Meyer of Wiscon sin, the newly-appointed members of the interstate commerce commission, took the oath of office at the offices of the commission Monday. Japs /attack U. S. Consul. New York. —A special dispatch fro ja Tokyo. Japan, Wednesday, stated that Adolpn A. Williamson, the American vice-consul at Dalny, Manchuria, was assaulted at a fish market in Dalny by several Japanese and Chinese. Heart Sewed Up, Works. New York. —With a knife wound three-quarter? of an inch long in his heart, neatly sti ched up by surgeons. Samuel Herman, a waiter, weat back to work Wednesday. Prisoners Burn Way to Liberty. Kansas City. Mo. —Eleven prisoners on the city farm near this city es caped Tuesday after they had burned a window frame in their quarters large enough for a man to squeeze through. The place was unguarded, as the benor system prevails. Valuable Trctter Dies. Lexington, Ky—Neddie Connors, a trotting stallion value-: at $20,003 and owned by Dr. W. H Hors, Mnysville, Ky.. died Tuesday of uraemic po.son His track record was 2 09. APPEAL FOR BRIBE EVIDENCE PROSECUTION USE AD. IN VOTE FRAUD WAR. Judge and Prosecutor Publicly Ask All Citizens to Aid in Bribery Inquiry. West Union, O. —Judge Blair and Prosecutor Stephenson have ordered the following notice inserted in every paper in Adams county in their en deavor to get to the bottom of the vote bartering in this county. “We ask all citizens who have knowledge of any persons who re ceived money at the last election and who are not coming in, or who knew of any person who bought votes and who has not been in court, or who has kried to shield any person who re ceived money at the last election, to let the undersigned know at once. We will keep your names in strict confi dence and you will greatly facilitate our work. “ALBION C. BLAIR, Judge. “WILL P. STEPHENSON, “Prosecutor.” Seventy-three true bills, the small est day’s work for a long while, were reported by the grand jury, bringing the total indictments up to 1,071. Of this number 377 have already pleaded guilty. Forty men, uninvited and like wise as yet unindicted, have come to the courthouse to enter guilty pleas, not knowing whether or not the grand jury had reported their names and not wishing to take any chance at ap pearing to be in the least dilatory. Judge Blair said that the investiga tion is going to continue, and that It may be two or three months before it is concluded. TRAINMEN GIVEN A RAISE Fifty-One Railroads Give Conductors, Baggagemen and Flagmen Ten Per Cent. Increase. Chicago —After a month of negoti ation the conductors, baggagemen, brakemen and flagmen employed by 51 western railroads were Thursday granted a flat increase of ten per cent. The increase affects 75,000 mem bers of two organizations, the Broth erhood of Railroad Trainmen and the Order of Railway Conductors, and will cost the roads an added expense og $5,000,000 a year. A part of Canada will be affected by the agreement, the management and employes of the Canadian North ern being represented at the confer ence. Robbers Raid Two Banks. Indianapolis, Ind. —The State Bank of New Palestine, at New Palestine, near Indianapolis, was broken into Friday and its safe robbed of $6,416. Not a penny of the bank’s deposits was left Father of 31 Dead at 104. Grafton, Mass. —Frank King, father of 31 children, died Friday at his home in his one hundred and fourth year. He was born in Quebec and un til last Wednesday had never been ill. Dietz Bonds Are Signed. La Crosse. Wis. —Bonds for John F. Dietz of Cameron Dam for $22,500 on the indictments against him not pre viously provided for were signed here Thursday by a half dozen Bangor busi ness men. The bonds were negotiated by Myra Dietz. R. F. Doherty. Tennis Man, Dies. London. —Reginald F. Doherty, elder of the brothers of he famous English tennis team, died here Thursday. He had been In ill-health for some time. Girl Made Deputy Sheriff. Uniontown. Pa. —Luc* Johns, daugh ter of Sheriff Johns of Fayette coun ty, was Wednesday sworn in as a deputy sheriff in this —the worst coun ty of the state. Miss Johns speaks many of the different languages spoken by the coke workers. Children Suffocated. New York. —Mrs. Julia Jameson re turned .o her home in Brooklyn Wednesday to find that during her ab sence her three children had been t suffocated by smoke. PRESIDENT TUFT WILLJUN AGAIN All Thought That He Would De cline to Seek Renomination Is Dispelled. MAY CUT PAY OF RAILROADS Government Learning What It Costs Them to Carry Malls—lmmense Naval Display Proposed for Opening of Panama Canal. By GEORGE CLINTON. Washington.—lt has become known definitely through men close to the ad ministration that there is now no chance that President Taft will decline to enter into the next campaign as a presidential candidate. There were persons who thought because of the recent Democratic landslide and be cause of criticism in some quarters of the administration's acts in connection with tariff legislation and some other measures, that Mr. Taft might make up his mind to retire from the field without any effort to secure a renoml nation. The thought that the president would pursue this course is now defi nitely dispelled and he will be a car di date for re-election. It Is knowr that the administration and the Republicans in congress, even with only eight weeks of the session left, hope to put through some legisla tion tho nature of which has not yet been made public, and which they be lieve will strengthen the party’s chances of success in the presidential campaign. It is thought also by the Republicans that when the Canadian reciprocity treaty is ratified it will be found to contain things, gained by the administration, which will further strengthen the Republican cause be fore the people. Washington is wait ing with heightened curiosity definite knowledge of the nature of the meas ures which the president and Repub lican factions finally are going to at tempt to enact into law. The Democrats in congress say that it is too late foi the Republicans to regain lost ground and that anything that is done in a hurry will be put down by the country only as an at tempt of the administration and the Republican members “to be good at a late day” in n desperate attempt to save the situation. The program of the Republicans in the very nature of things must bo made public witnin a few weeks. Red Cross Journal Planned. The American Red Cross society, of which William H. Taft is tho presi dent, is contemplating publishing a Journal in the interest of its work to be sent to all members of the organi zation who have paid the membership fee. The publication of the journal is being delayed awaiting a ruling of the post office department. It is said that under a decision of the law officials many publications of scionLific and philanthropic and other kindred socie ties may be compelled to pay a rate of postage which would virtually debar them from the use of the mails. They have been admitted under the one cent a pound rate which is given to magazines of a general nature. The societies have protested, and a bill was introduced into congress on their be half, a bill which has passed the houso of representatives but Is now hung up In the senate committee on post offices and post roads. The expected postoffice ruling is based on the ground that journals of this kind have no subscription lists as such, but simply send theii jour nals to those who have paid the mem bership fee. To take a case in point, the Red Cross officers object to any plan which shall force them to sepa rate their membership and subscrip tion lists. They enter the objection on the ground that members of the society take active interest in its work where a mere subscriber to the magazine would not, and on this they base their argument of the disassocl ation of membership and subscription list. Mall Carrying Cost Inquiry. In the post office department a labor of months is nearly ended and soon the government will know accurately how much It actually costs the rail roads of the United States to carry the malls. It Is believed that if the results show that tho railroads are making too much profit an attempt will be made to cut down the amount paid them each year and that the saving will be used to put one cent first class postage into effect. If this con not be done it may be that the rural routes will benefit by the cut In rail road expenses. The work of determining how much It actually costs the common carriers to transport the mail has been done in the office of Second Assistant l ost master General Joseph Stuart. An idea of the stupendous character of the work may be gained from the statement that the railroads were asked to report on how many trains there are, what kind of trains, what kind of cars on each train, what space in each car is given to pas sengers, to freight, to express and to mails. Thousands upon thousands of sheets covered with figures have been worked on by scores of expert clerks in the post office department. As one of the officials put It, the problem to be solved is harder than any problem in analytical geometry. The government soon will know what the Brides and Grooms. At the outset the newly married pair should resolve never to rormit the sun to go down on their wrath. Lovers fondly fancy that they will never have a quarrel, that no breath will ever undermine their walls, that they will not for an instant have even a misunderstanding. Being subject to the infirmities that beset Adam’s sons and Eve's daughters, however, most vouthful husbands md wives occa sionally have little differences which need not amount to Jars if they sim ply follow one rule: Never go to sleep at night except in friendly harmony. If either h*s said or done anything to wound the other, confess and ask pardon before tht head touches the pillow. A Canadian Heroine. “Monument, to Madeline de Yer cberea to be erected at Vercherea— sls,ooo." This Item, which appear* for the first 'ini* this year in the esti mates of the public works depart ment, marks the tardy recognition by Canada of one of the heroines of French Canadian history—the maid i co6t of mall transportation Is and whether or not it has been payiing too much money to the railroads for the service. Attempts have been made before to learn the facts in the case, but they have met with failure. Plan for Vast Naval Show. In connection with the proposed Panama Canal exposition, which will be held doubtless either in New Or leans or San Francisco, the govern ment has a plan which it is expect ed will excite the lively interest of the world. Uncle Sam proposes to ask all the foreign governments which have na vies to assemble as many of their great warships as possible at Hamp ton Roads at the time of the opening cf the Panama canal. It is expected that if the government finally makes up its mind to make the request there will be a naval show off the Virginia coast such as the eye of man never has looked upon. There was a goodly assemblage of vessels at the time of the Jamestown exposition, but it is believed that the great fleet which will come together in 1915 will out number tenfold that which was at the Virginia capes in 1907. It is intended that as many of the war vessels as possible shall leave their anchorage at Hampton Roads, proceed up Chesapeake bay and as far up the Potomac as possible and that then the vessels shall send dele gations of officers and men to Wash ington to greet the president of the United States. After this it is proposed that the president shall go to Hampton Roadß and there review the warships of the world. Such a spectacle as is prom ised could not fail to be of unrivaled naval grandeur and one which would draw visitors from all over the Unit ed States and a large attendance of foreigners. Following the parade up the Poto mac, the demonstration in Washing ton, and the review in Hampton Roads it is proposed that the vessels shall form in procession and proceed to the east coast of Panama and then to move in single file through the newly opened canal to the waters of the Pacific. Vote on Ballinger Demanded. An attempt Is to be made by mem bers of congress who take Gif ford Flnchot’s side of the contro versy with Secretary Ballinger to force a record vote at an early date on the report of the investigating com mittee, a majority of which found that the secretary was guiltless even of the charge of lack of sympathy with the conservation movement. It is certain that the senate will he forced to go on record in the Lorimer case, and the house probably must do likewise in the Ballinger-Pinchot case. It is said that the members of neither body have any strong desire publicly to cast their vote on either of these matters of controversy. Representative Hitchcock of Nebras ka. who soon will be a United States senator from that state, has introduced a resolution in the house asking for the discharge of the committee on ag riculture from further consideration of the Ballinger-Pinchot reports. The in vestigating committee’s findings were referred to the committee on agricul ture as soon as they reached the house and there has been a feeling that the committee might not find it ‘‘conveni ent’’ to report to the full house. If no report is made by the committee the house will not be compelled to vote on the subject of the vindication of Secre tary Ballinger and he would be forced to rest content with the knowledge that the investigation committee by a majority vote had found him absolute ly free from the taint of wrong doing, and of non-sympathy with the conser vation movement Would Put House on Record. If Representative Hitchcock’s res olution prevails and the agricultural committee is discharged from further consideration of the reports, the mat ter, of course, will carry its vexations to the house. The committee on rules has the Hitchcock resolution in its keeping and the chances are that it will decline to report the resolution favorably. Then it will be possible under the new rules of the house for Mr. Hitchcock to move to discharge the committee on rules from further consideration of the resolution. It can be seen readily enough that a vote on a measure of this kind would dis close at once the relative strengths of the Ballinger and the Pinchot forces In the house of representatives. From this vote it will be possible to learn which one of the reports of the inves tigating committee, the majority re port in favor of Ballinger, or the mi nority report against him, would stand the best chance of adoption. What the friends of Mr. Pinchot want to have done is to put the mem bers on record one way or the other, and they believe that a vote on the Hitchcock resolution would be practi cally as valuable from their point of view as would a vote on the actual question of the adoption of one or the other of the findings of the commit tee of investigation. Launching of the Arkansas. The big battleship Arkansas, of 26,000 tons burden, will be launched January 13 at Camden, N. J. Presi dent Talt, Secretary of the Navy Meyer, the governor of the state of Arkansas, and other prominent offi cials will be present The Arkansas is the biggest battle ship yet laid down by the American government It is r 0 feet longer than the Delaware, which is known as the first American “dreadnought" The new ship will be only 350 tons light er than the British battleship Lion, the great war vessel of Oreat Britain which was recently launched In Eng land. The Arkansas will have heavier armor than the Lion and it Ib said that she will be just as formidable as a fighting craft of fourteen, who for one long week in 1692 defended her father's seigniory against the attacks of hoatile Iroquois. After two centuries the little heroine of the Castle Dangerous is to have her memory perpetuated by a bronze statue to be erected at Vercheres, P. Q.. on the spot made memorable by her exploit. Inadventent "I wouldn’t give a copper for this young man of yours,” said the irate father to his pleading daughter. “That’s all I want, pa,” she rejoined in a flash. “What's all?” growled the aston ished parent “Give him a copper, pa.” she an swered. “In other worda, give him as sent” Happy Hours. “Bliggins aays he passes some of his happiest hours in his library. Is he a bookworm?” “Not exactly. The library i the room in which be kept his caari ta ble.” BADGER NEWS BRIEFLY TOLD Sturgeon Bay.—Ann Arbor car ferry No. 4 went aground at the lake entrance to Death's Door, near Plum island. The prow ex ends a foot and a half out of the water, but the boat is resting easily in smooth water sheltered from ail winds except those m the east and south. The crew remained aboard, refusing to be taken off by the Plum Island life saving crew or the Bailey s harbor crew, both of which responded to her signals of distress. A sister carferry of the fleet stood by for a time, but could render no assistance, and no ef fort will be made to release her until the tug John Hunsader arrives with wrecking paraphernalia. Appleton.—Mrs. Frederick Schroed er of Shawano called to see Judge Goodland for advice. She has been married for many years, being the mother of nine children, the eld est of whom is thirty-three years old. For nine years her husband has been an inmate of the Outagamie county asylum, and she desires to get a di vorce from him in order that she may marry again. The woman said that she had been advised by an attorney that there was no chance of her se curing a divorce. ausau. Because his parents feared to have their boy's arm amputated after he had accidentally shot himself/ Anton Goerski, aged eighteen, may die. Seeing their boy sinking rapidly and with physicians and their pastor literally pleading the parents consented to the operation, but the boy has small chance for re covery. He stumbled and fell with his gun while trying to rescue his dog from in front of a passenger train. Onalaska.—Saying that Miss Nina Gilbertson refused to marry him. a Greek from La Crosse attempt ed to shoot the young woman and her sweetheart. He smashed furniture and presents he had given the girl, and the couple escaped by taking refuge in a neighbor's garret. Madison.—Attorney R. Bruce Scott, professor of law at Wisconsin university, has been offered and will probably accept a position in the law department of the Burlington railroad. Mr. Scott will succeed Hale Holden, who has been made assistant to President Miller. Neenah. —At the peril of losing their own lives, J. W. and An thony Schmeitzer rescued J. W. Dane, aged eighty, Oshkosh, who broke through the ice when he attempted a short cut across the river. Manitowoc.—Edward M. Gretz, county clerk-elect, who will take office on January 8, Is believed to be the youngest county official in the state, having just attained his ma jority a short time previous to his election. Madison. —Secretary of State Frear hung in his office crayon por traits of fifteen out of his seven teen predecessors in office. The miss ing ones are Thomas McHugh, Dele van and Alex T. Gray, Janesville. Wausau. —The will of Mrs. Na- Kwa-Kwe-As-I-No-Kwe of Hewitt, a Chippewa Indian, was filed in Judge Warren’s court. The woman died a few days ago. She bequeathed her estate to her children. La Crosse.—Gustav Micliaelson, la borer, aged forty, 2564 Blue Is land avenue, Chicago, was In stantly killed when run down by a train at. Medary, near here. He was walking on the track. Richland Center. —Rev. J. Forsyth Smith, who for some years has been pastor of the Presbyterian church, has accepted a call from Miles City, Mont., and will leave for there next week. La Crosse. —The members of the La Crosse county board, which was to determine the adoption or re jection of tho Dunn coupon ballot, by a vote of 21 to 15 decided In favor of the referendum. Hudson. —Frederick Hennessey re ceived a six years’ sentence to Waupun. He held up the oper ator at Wilson last Saturday and robbed him of $17.76. Beloit.—Fire in one of the chem leal laboratories of Pearson hall of science, Beloit college, endangered the building for a time. The loss was slight. Sylvan.—Henry McHome was found by his son in the woods in an uncon scious condition, and died soon after. Heart trouble caused his death. East Troy.—J. B. Graydon, vice president of the Knickerbocker Ice company of Chicago and largely in terested in motor car manufactories and other interests in Chicago and Mil waukee, died at his residence here at 7 p. m. on Sunday. La Crosse. —Mrs. W. L. Nelbal ski “primped” her little daughter, Marie, aged eleven years, for the Christmas church exercises, and sent her joyously for her “stocking.’’ When the child came running home with her toys she found her mother on the floor dead of heart failure. Plymouth.—Much mystery attaches to the leaving of poisoned candy at homes of several Plymouth people. A box of the candy was found on the porch of E. E. Kastman, di rected to his daughter. Both Miss Eastman and her father partook of It and the latter was made desperately ill. Prompt action on the part of a physician save'’ his life. Boxes were left at the homes of J. E. Curtiss and William Holling Examination of the contents showed that strychnine had been Injected into the candy. The poisoning has caused much excite ment. Sheboygan.—Mr. and Mrs. Peter Elmermann celebrated their sixty third wedding anniversary. Mr. Elirermann, who is eighty-seven years old, and Mrs Eimermann. who la eigh ty-four years old, are both in the best of health They had 12 children, eight of whom are now living, and have 51 grandchildren. Neenah. —While traveling at high speed, the Sf. Paul limited on the 800 line was wrecked when a tire an the engine driving wheel came off. The engine plowed along on the road bed, but did not topple over. No one was injured. Madison. The frozen body of Knute Qualey. aged forty five year*, a carpenter wbc- resided in Stoughton, was found on the tracks of the Milwau kee road, two miles south of Madison. It is thought that he either fell from a train or was struck while walking l the track. He leaves a wife and sev eral children. Fond du Lac.—ln view of 1,000 people. Rev. M. J- Taugher pre pared Pierce Blewett, aged eighty, for death during the celebration of a *oP •Bin high mass at St- Joseph's church. The aged man was stricken with par alysis and collapsed in his pew.