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E. B. THAYER. Publisher WAUSAU WISCONSIN Battleships go to the scrap heap almost as fast as pugilists do. Smoke costs Chicago $21,830,000 e fear, not to mention the agony. The process of dying poor is easily achieved by nine men out of ten. A Chicago woman takes taxicab rides to cure the blues. Not her hus band’s, however. Thieves in New York stole a wagon load of cheese. The police, we pre sume, are on the scent. A man went mad in a chair In New York. Probably the barber was talking winter baseball gossip. It is now possible to go around the world in less than half the time it took Jules Verne’s hero to make his trip. Possibly this world would be bettei nff if there were no pistols ,n it. At least, there would be more people here. There is more money in being an e'i King of Portugal than in being an ex-president of the United States, but there is less excitement. Hello! Here's Vienna exceeding the 1, 000,000 mark. Some of those old world towns are getting nearly as big ts a young American city. Anew golf rule reads like this: "The. thaft may be fixed at the heel or at ny other point in the head.” Is this golf language or what is it? A New York man who had lost his memory was found with $60,000 in his pockets. Probably discovered on a witness stand at an investigation. It Is said that a St. Louis man kiss ed a girl 15.000 times in one month. Must have used a ki3Someter to keep the count. It is said by a glove dealer that Chi cago men have reason to be proud of their small hands. Since when have small hands been a source of mascu line pride? One of New York's millionaires is going to marry a telephone girl be cause she was always polite to him on the wire Why spoil a nice polite telephone girl ? A popular danseuse makes oath that her entire property is worth only $250, which may account for her ecoi nomical use of stage dress. The "singing sparks” invention of the German professor will have no in fluence on the sentimental sparking songs of the American parlor. Madison Square garden. New York Is on sale at $3,500,000. Anybody want a nice little garden, centrally lo cated? Gardening is fine for the nerves, the doctors tell us. The general manager of the Chica Ko telephone company says that the question, “What’s the time?” is asked of his operators by Chicago subscri bers no fewer than 52,000 times a day. There ought to be a good market in Chicago for dorks and watches that will keep time. A girl in Vienna was recently fined 36 cents for scratching a man’s nose In the street with her hatpin. This is the first poetic retribution which has overtaken the elongated feminine hat pin, and it is so because the enormity of the offense was equaled only by the hugentbo of the fine. Now that it has been demonstrated that cattle can be herded with an aeroplane, we may expect soon to see the police handling crowds at parades and other publio celebrations in the same manner. It will be an improve ment over the pushing and hauling of the method in vogue at present. The prevalence of the bubonic plague In the east has put American health officers on their mettle. There Is no occasion for special alarm, for medical skill is equal to the enter geney, says the Troy Times. The fact that several cases have been dis covered on Incoming s’earners and that effective quarantine has prevent ed further spread of the ailment is assurance that vigilance is maintain ed. It has been Judicially decided that when a man gives a girl a diamond ring as an engagement token, the ring belongs to her and she cannot be made tc give it up if the engagement is broken. Soon poor mere man will be beginning to count his few remain ing rights and wonder when they are all taken from him f he can accom plish anything with the dotnlnaut sex by becoming in his trn a militant suffragette. England, and especially Ixmdon, Is making great plans for the coronation of King George next spring. It is ex pected that the gorgeous spectacle will surpass anything of the kind ever seen in the British capital, and the show will bring enormous crowds tc the city. Such affairs always mean b magnificent display of British power and also big money fer London mer chants. hotel keepers and others. Sc the glad news is received with glow ing anticipations. An English physician drank twe billions of typhoid gems in Thames water without ill effects. The marvel of this bold experiment was the vital ity and constitution which withstood the water that proved toe much fot the germs. A Greek poet has come to this eoun try for the purpose of raising money to build a Greek battleship. Mos poets are so busy raising money tc buy their meals that They are wtllins to permit other people to look aftei the raising of funds for battle ships A scientist in Melbourne claims that he has found proofs that Amor igo Vespucci discovered Australia ic 1497, and that afterward the explorei went away and found South America This seems to leave intact the honors of Christopher Columbus as the dis coverer of America in 1432. Some an thorities have asserted that Vespuec reached this hemisphere a yea- be fore Columbus However, it is not matter of vital importance. There it no doubt that if botn Vespucci and Columbus had failed others would TAX UW IS UPHELD UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT HOLDS CORPORATION TAX IS CONSTITUTIONAL. LONG CONTEST AT AN END Justice Day Reads Decision—Law Pro vides That All Incorporated Bodies Shall Pay Tax on Net Income Above SS,CCO. Washington.—Without a dissenting opinion the Supreme court of the Uni ted States Monday handed down its decision holding the corporation tax law constitutional. Thus ended a con troversy waged almost continuously since President Taft suggested Us enactment to congresss. Justice Day read the decision in the corporation tax case suits testing the law having been brought from every section of the country. By its affirma tion the revenues of the national treas ury are increased annually more than $25,000,000 from the tax on the net in comes of corporations doing business for profit, in addition to which the principle of the right to levy such a tax is vindicated and, the most of all, that for which the government Las been striving, access to the books of the big corporations and full publicity with regard to their affairs is abso lutely assured. The r po. nts of the opinion, as read by Justh e Day. are: It was within the power of the sen ate to instrt the corporation pro visions in a tariff law which origina ted in the house. The tax is an "excise tax on the do ing of business,” which is exactly the basis on which the government de fended the law'. The provisions of the law are not the arbitrary exercise of a power. This was urged in argument as one reason why the law should be held un constitutional. The tax is regarded as measured by income rather than being a tax on in come. Of all the objections to the tax raised by suits in all parts of the country none of them was found suf ficient to nullify the law. Near the outset of the opinion is the statement that the tax “is im posed not upon the franchises of the corporation, irrespective of their use in business, nor upon the property of the corporaiion, but upon the doing of corporate or insurance business, and with respect to the carrying on there of in a sum equivalent to one per centum of the entire net income over and above $5,000 received from all sources during the year—that is, when imposed in this manner, it is a tax upon the doing of business with the advantages which inhere in the pe culiarities of corporate or joint stock organizations of the character de scribed. As the latter organizations share many benefits of corporate in terests it may be described generally as a tax upon doing business in cor porate capacity." The tax is one per cent, of the en tire net income over and above $5,000 received from all eources. "The Income,” said Justice Day, "is not limited to such as is received from property used in the business strictly speaking, but is expressly declared to be upon the entire net income above $5,000 from all source - excluding the amounts received as dividends on stocks in other corporations, joint stock companies or associations, or in surance companies also subject to the tax. In other words, the tax Is im posed upon the doing of business of the character described and the meas ure of the tax is to be the income with the deduction stated, received not only from property used in business, but from every source.” Justice Day drew the distinction be tween the corporation tax and the for mer income tax law. which was de clared unconstitutional, in answering objections that had been raised against the corporation tax. He said the income tax was held to be direct because imposed on property simply because of its ownership. “In the present case,” said Justice Day, “the tax is not payable unless there is a carrying on or doing of busi nes in the designated capacity and this is made the occasion for the tax, measured by the standard prescribed. The difference between mere owner ship of property and the actual doing of business in a certain way.” Justice Day first considered whether, as claimed, the law made an unconsti tutional distinction between the cor porations and partnerships or indi viduals. He said there was a sub stantial difference between the carry ing on of business between corpora tions taxed and the same business when conducted by a private firm or individual. Measurement of the tax by the net income of the corporation or the com pany received by it from all sources was defended by Justice Day in his opinion as not being so unequal and so arbitrary and baseless as to fall outside of the taxing power. Ogden Mills Reid Wedded. Racine. Wls. —Whitelaw Reid, Uni ted States ambassador to Ei gland, and his family attended the wedding of his son. Ogden Mills Reid, to Miss Helen Miles Rogers of Fond du t>ac, which took place Tuesday at the Ra cine college chapel. Fisher Is Sworn In. Washington.—Walter L. Fisher of Chicago took the oath of office Mon day as the successor of Richard A. Bal linger. seoretaiy of the interior in the cabinet of President Taft. Liner Has Stormy Voyage. New York. —After one of the stormi est trips of her whole experience the Mauretania arrived Friday nearly twelve hours late. All the way over she bucked head seas and heavy winds, so that her average speed was cut down to 24 36 knots an hour. Women Win Eight-Hour Law. Olympia, Wash. —The legislature closed its session Friday. Among measures passed was an eight-hour law for women workers and an em ployes' compensation act. lowa Rejects Oregon Plan. T-es Moines. la. —The house of the lowa legislature Thursday refused to pass the Oregon primary bill over Governor Carroll’s veto. The vote was 69 yeas and 3T nays, a constitu tional two-thirds vote being required to pass it over the governor's veto. Accused o' Huge Swindles, Paris. France —Three men describ ing themselves as Italian noblemen were arrested Thursday charged with having swindled Levin Hart, a young JAPAN TREATY BEST TAFY COMMENDS CONGRESS, BUT ALSO CENSURES. Declares Failure to Enact Reciprocity Agreement Was Great Disap pointment Atlanta. Ga. —Tn an addr. ss before the Southern Commercial Congress Fri day President Tatt declared that the failure to enact reciprocity with Cana da wes the greatest disappointment of the Sixty-first congress, and that the greatest achievement was the ratifica tion of the treaty with Japan. He reached the convention hall short ly before 12 o'clock and was given a tremendous ovation. The president wa introduced by for mer Governor Francis of Missouri. "The Sixt7-first congress just closed has enacted more useful and progress ive legislation in its three sessions than any congress since the war. "One of the c:ying evils of the pres ent day is the expense of litigation. This congress has passed an act ma king substantial reductions in the cost of appealing cases from the courts of first instance to the courts of appeals.” The president then enumerated sev eral other laws that were passed. “A great disappointment of the ses sion,” he continued, "was the final de feat of a permanent tariff board. “Finally, and the most important thing which was done in the session just closed, was the ratification of the treaty with Japan. "Of course, the greatest disappoint ment of the session was the failure of the senate to follow the lead of the house in ratifying the reciprocity agreement made with Canada. "When we entered upon the negotia tions I authorized the secretary of state and his commissioners to offer free trade in everything, but this Can ada could not grant us. "Canada is at the parting of the ways. If we now reject this opportun ity we shall throw away an opportun ity for mutual benefit not likely to re cur. "Under my promise to use my ut most efforts to secure the ratification of this agreement by congress 1 have felt it my duty upon the failure of the senate to act to call an extra session for the purpose of securing the ratifi cation of the agreement. I feel confi dent that a test of six months of this agreement will so vindicate the wis dom of adopting it as to remove it from political discussion thereafter.” FREED OF BRIBERY CHARGE Illinois Legislators Declared “Not Guilty” of Conspiracy in Connec tion With Furniture Contrails. Springfield, 111., March 13. —After three and one-half hours’ Uelibei ation, during which time about twenty-one ballots were taken, the jury in the trial of State Senator Stanton C. Pem berton of Oakland and of former Rep resentative Joseph S. Clark of Van dalia, who are charged with entering into a conspiracy to secure money cor ruptly for their votes in awarding the contract for the furnishing of the sen ate and house chambers of the state house, returned a verdict of "not guilty.” At the first trial, two months ago, the jury failed to agree. Pemberton and Clark were mem bers of a special committee named by the legislature to purchase furni ture for the house of representatives. It was charged that they attempted to secure a bribe frem representatives of furniture companies, which bid on the contract. ROUGH RIDERS HOLD REUNION Colonel Roosevelt Has Happy Time With Old Friends of the Saddle. Albuquerque, N. M. —Former Presi dent Roosevelt was in his glory last Wednesday, renewing friendships with old comrades in arms of the Spanish- American war. The Rough Rider regi ment, of Roosevelt was colonei, opened its annual reunion here, and the colonel was the principal speaker at the .peaing exercises. The reunion will come to a close tomorrow. Mrs. and Miss Roosevelt joined the col onel's party here and will stay with him during the remainder of his trip. Governor Sloan of Arizona met the Roosevelt party here and will act as their guide during the visit to the Grand Canyon. ELECTION RIOTS IN SPAIN Republicans and Socialists Clash at Bilbao —Many Hurt and Many Arrested. Madrid—The provincial elections passed quietly as a rule. but there was an outbreak at Bilbao, where the Republicans and Socialists clashed in the streets. Asa result of the fighting the police were compelled to disperse the crowds. They charged repeatedly and many persons were hurt. Many arrests were made. The returns show' the election of seven Republicans and seven Monarchists as deputies. Bandits Rob Utah Hotel. Ogden. Utah.—The Reed hotel, in the center of the business district of this city, was robbed by two masked men Monday. The hotel is within a half block of the central police sta tion. Clerk Unander and five guests were lined up against the wall and while one of the bandits pointed a pis tol at the men, the second robber made Clerk Unander open the safe and empty about S7OO into a hag. The robbers then left without molesting the five men lined up against the wall. Arrest Two for Murder. Denver, Col.—Dr. C. W. Wright and Leo Neujahr were arrested Saturday on charge of murdering Philip Schuch, Jr., by poison. It was supposed Schuch had died from heart disease, but an autopsy showed arsenical poi soning. Bitten by Mouse: Near Death. Evansville. Ind Bitten by a mouse two and one half month;; ago. Conrad Bergdorf, a farmer, now lies in a crit ical condition here with blood poison ing. Flee From Carrorra Trial. Viterbo, Italy.—Fearing to incur the displeasure if the dreaded Camorrs by serving as jurors at the trial of Enrico Alf&no. head of the Camorra. and a number of the other members of the society, which began here Saturday, a large number of the citizens compos ing the jury list left the city During the last few days the members of the first panel advanced all kinds of excuses, even producing medical certificates testifying to their physical unfitness, to avoid , service NO CAUSE FOR WORRY Uncle Sa n—Don’t Worry, Gentlemen, I’ll Do All the Intervening Necessary to Protect Your Property. FIGHT TOO BATTLES REBELS MEET REVERSES >N NORTHER,! MEXICO AT HANDS OF FEDERALS. 100 KILLED AND WOUNDED Machine Gun Fire Repulses Insurreci tos, Who Attack Diaz’ Force of 300 at Agua Prieta —Band of 12C Trapped, 50 Slain. Mexico City.—Conditions bordering on panic reign throughout northern Mexico. According to reports re ceived here Sunday the feucral troops were victorious In two battles fought against the revolutionists n which 100 men were killed and wounded. At Agua Prieta. at-cons the border from Douglas, Ariz., 600 rebels Sun day attacked 300 federal troops, but were unable to withstand the fire of the machine guns and retreated. The rebels were armed with rlfleß only. The total casualties are placed at thirty-five. A body of 120 insurrectos was cut to pieces by state rurales at San Bartolito Pueblo Saturday. More than fifty were killed, eleven serious ly wounded and twenty-seven cap tured. Owing to the fact that the rurales have adopted the revolution ists’ tactics of ambushing their enemy, none of their number was killed and only a few w-ounded. Colonel Guerrero, in command of the rurales, upon learning the rebels w'ere marching to attack the munici pality of Nativitas, sent 100 of his me*, to meet them. Fifty others were ordered to cut off the retreat. The first force selected a favorable position overlooking a ravine through which the rebels must pass, and when they were in the trap opened a mer ciless fire on them. The rebels are said to have made a stubborn fight but at the end of a half hour they were completely demoralized. The rebels have answered ’’resl dent Diaz’ order suspending the civil guarantees with an order to give no quarter. This is taken here to mean that the fighting hereafter will be marked by all the barbarity of medieval times. Thoroughly aroused by the spread of brigandage and vandalism Incident to the ’•evolution, and determined to protect property, the Diaz govern ment will wage against the lawless element a pitiless war of extermina tion. Resurrecting a provision of the Mexican constitution not used for 15 years, and acting under its authoriza tion, the government will set aside for six months certain personal guar antees. All persons detected in the act of highway robbery, of raiding a village or farm, or train wrecking, or cutting telegraph or telephone wires or even of removing a spike from a railroad track or throwing a stone at a train will be summarily shot. The bill providing for this drastic measure was sent to the permanent commission of ’he federal congress It was signed by Miguel Macedo. sub secretary of the department of the in terior, and says its enactment is the wish of the president. Pas* Anti-Treating Bill. Jefferson City. Mo—The house passed Saturday, by a vote of 83 to 17, a hill to prohibit treating In saloons. Representative Bedsworth, a preacher, who introduced t£e bill, said It will solve the liquor problem. Bowman Accepts Presidency. Cedar Rapids, la.—James H Tre win. president of the state board of education, Saturday received the let ter of acceptance by John A. Bowman <•( New York of the presidency of the state university. Cows Uncover Pot of Coin. Dixon. 111. —Cows eating from a strawstack near Wulnut, 111., Friday, uncovered an iron pail containing a quantity of gold and silver coins thought to be a portion of the plunder from the bank of Walnut, which was robbed recently. Let Contract for N. Y. Post Office. New York.—The contract for The New York city post office was awards Friday to the Fulle~ Construction coi pany of New York at its bid of $2,5i5. 267. Eight Slain by Madman. Glasgow. Ky.—‘Ttoe” Masev. a gre, believed to be insane, killed a negro deputy sheriff and seven mem bers of a family in Hart county Thurs day night. After the crime be es raped. A posse is searching the country for him. Plea of “Tub Trust" Fails. Detroit. Mich. —Judge Dennison in the federal court here Thursday over rated the special plea recently ea ered by the defendant in the so called bathtub trust" cdL 28 DEAD IN SLIDE TEN BODIES ARE REMOVED FROM VIRGINIA, MINN., MINE. Only Four of Track-Laying Gang Able to Escape Huge Mass of Earth and Snow. Virginia, Minn.—Ten bodies, crush ed almost to an unrecognizable mass of flesh and bones, have been recovered from the Nor man open-pit mine where an ava lanche of earth, rock, ice and snow buried twenty-six miners. The other sixteen bodies have not been reached, but the mine officials are bending every effort to expedite the work of rescue. The catastrophe was due, it is Bald, to the thaws of the last few days suddenly loosening bowlders and earth and forcing the ore body to slide tow-ard the bottom of the pit. Only four who were working on the outer edge, had a chance to run, and escaped the avalanche. Three of these are in a hospital suffering from probably fatal Injuries. It will be days before the bodies can be recovered and all the parts of many probably never will be as sembled. ’The mass of rock and earth ground many of them into shreds. The nara.i of only one victim could be learned, Paul Paulson, a widower, who leaves seven children. His wife died a month ago. The miners who were taking up one of the two tracks in the pit in order to permit the great steam shovel to work in another section of the mine were for the most part bent over with hart, and claws when the avalanche swept them into eternity. There was no chance for anybody to move a foot. The Norman employs about 1,000 men when running to capacity. Just at this time, however, several hun dred are employed, working in night and day shifts. BLAST VICTIM IS BURIED Simple Services Are Held Over Re mains of E. H. Thompson, Killed by Big Powder Explosion. Kenosha, Wis.—Powder workers from many cities in the coun try came to Kenosha to attend the simple funeral service held over the remains of R. S. Thompson, the one victim of the powder blasts at Pleas ant Prairie Thursday night. The fu neral was held only after a long dis cussion between the coroner and the friends of the dead man, as the coro ner had threatened to delay the funeral pending the finding of more of the body or the better establish ment of the identity of the portions of the body found. He finally con sented to sign a death certificate and permit the Interment of the remains. PROMOTER GUILTY OF FRAUD Clarence D. Hillman, Worth $7,000,- 000, Convicted on Thirteen Counts Charging a Felony, Seattle, Wash.—Clarence D. Hill man. townsite promoter, said to be worth $7,000,000, was found guilty in the federal court of using the mails to defraud. The jury acquitted him on the first five indictments, charging a misde meanor, but convicted him on thir teen counts of the sixth indictment, charging a felony. Deputy Sheriffs Are Slain. Steams, Ky.—H. M. Holloway and I. T. Lovett, deputy sheriffs, were shot and killed here Monday while guarding the Cincinnati, New Orleans & Texas Pacific railroad coal chutes Both men were shot from ambush. New Orleans Firm Fails. New Orleans. —At the opening of the cotton exchange Monday the sus pension of the brokerage firm of Kep licg & Brown was announced. No effect upon the market was noted at the opening. lowa National Guard Ready. Des Moines, la—Adjutant General Ixigan of the lowa National Guard Sat urday asked the war department at Washington to order ail companies of ’he lowa National Guard to go to the Mexican frontier prepared for war If necessary. Harriman Tax Heips Capitol. Salt Lake City. Utah —Of the $730,- 000 inheritance tax paid to Utah by he Harriman estate. $750,000 will t>e appropriated by the legislature for b state capitol building. Actress Weds R ch Chinese. Vancouver, Wash. Miss Anita Deschontz, an unusually attractive rrtress. twenty-two years old. was Thursday married here to Lew Ting, a wealthy Chinese merchant of Hoqui am, Was tv She is of Spanish descent Her home wa*. in Pittsburg. Pa Live* of Crew Saved. Uttle Island, Va.—Tha imperiled crew of the stranded steams.- Man eburia was saved Thursday. Nine members cf the crew were landed *a a breeches buoy. TRIAL OF DIETZ MAY BE DELAYED MEASURE INTRODUCED BY URQU hart creating anew coun ty CAUSES FLURRY. WOULD PENALIZE HUNTERS Would Impose a Penalty for Hunting on Unimproved Lands—Would Grant West Allis a Portion of Fair Grounds for Park. Madison.—Somewhat of a flurry has been caused among the northern mem bers of the legislature, by the discov ery that under the terms of a bill in troduced by Assemblyman Urquhart, creating anew county in the north western part of the state, the juris diction of Sawyer county o*,er the Dietz family and their tria’a on vari ous charges might be seriously affect ed. The proposed new county takes In the Dietz farm, and under the Wis consin law, if the bill should pass and be published before May 2, the trial of John Dietz might i ave to go to the new county. The statute provides that cases arising in territory annexed to new counties, which are created “be fore the case proceeds to trial,” must be handled by the new county. Law yers here do not believe the Dietz case has “proceeded to trial” and will not until the trial has been actually begun. The committee on state affairs in troduced two bills, one providing a penalty for hunting on unimproved or wild lands and the other granting West Allis the use of a portion of the state fair grounds for park purposes. The bill providing for the printing of the reports of the Vicksburg com mission was re-referred to the com miriee on judiciary in order that the printing of these reports of a special order may be subject to the same provisions of statutes as governs the printing of such matters. It has been learned that the larger railroads operating in Wisconsin have offered to settle the litigation involving the back-taxes claimed by the state under the old license fee law to the amount of over $1,500,000, for the sum of $345,000, This figure was submitted to the special commit tee of the 1909 legislature, of which former Senator George B. Hudnall of Superior was chairman, last Decem ber, and communicated to Governor McGovern shortly after inauguration. The governor, however, has not yet decided whether to favor a settlement on this basis or not, and since the criticism incident to the collection of a $345,000 inheritance tax from the Kennedy estate of New York through the attorney general's department, he has displayed no anxiety to get the matter before the legislature, which must assent to the settlement. Another evidence of the lncom patability of temper between Attor ney General Bancroft and certain Re publican leaders of the legislature was given in the senate when a let ter from the attorney general was received, complaining in that that official had not received notification of the pendency of and hearings on certain appropriation bills as re quired by law. This provoked a bit ter speech by Senator Blaine, who disputed Bancroft’s contention and quoted the law as he saw it. He said he understood that most of the duties of the attorney general's office were perfor ue't by the deputy, Russell Jackson, whom he praised and cited an instance in which the attorney general is declared to have ignored notice of a hearing on a bill to appro priate $20,000 to the heirs of the late Herbert Chynoweth for legal services several years ago, which hearing was held the other afternoon, being followed by another one at which the deputy attorney general appeared. Blaine moved that the communication be returned to the at torney general with the recommenda tion that that official "attend diligent ly to the duties of his office,” but Sen ator Owen secured its reference to the judiciary committee, of which Blaine is chairman. B. ine declared that “if the attorney general would devote his time to the duties of his office and stay in his office, instead of taking week-ends and fore-ends for his vacation, this kind of communica tion would not be inflicted by an in telligent legal adviser of the state of Wisconsin.” The senate under suspension of the rules adopted a joint resolution cull ing for the appointment of a legisla tive committee of five to join with a similar committee of the Minnesota legislature In seeking to settle the boundary disputes. A bill appropria ting SI,OOO for the expenses was in troduced and will be passed. Senator Victor Linley of Superior was prepared to introduce a resolution virtually calling a halt on the attorney general’s department in the matter on New Corporations. Articles of incorporation were filed in the office of Secretary of State Frear as follows; Henry Hlnrichs company, Manito woc; capital, $25,000; Incorporators. Henry Hinrichs, Bertha Hlnrichs, An ton Kasriing. Karsten company, Kewaunee; capi tal. $11,000; Incorporators, William Karsten, Ernest Miller, H. Kappleman. Jones-Armstrong company, Antigo: capital. SIO,OOO, incorporators. John F Jones, L. G. Armstrong, W. L Hayner. GUdden Manufacturing company, Glidden; capital, $15,000; Incorpora tors. Gotthard Kern. F R Bofcetn, P. O. Lystsd. Leader Printing company, Lake Mills- capital. $10,000; incorporators, r l Hubbs, Mary A. Hubbs, Lucille Hubbs „ , Yale Manufacturing and Sales com ranv capital. $100,000; Incorporators, Otto C. Unke. William Unke. Joseph M. Gruber. Oz^kee- Washing*™ Telephone com ranv Freistadt; capital. SSO 000. incor porators. P W Kraemer and five oth ers. Tend rick Shoe company. Manitowoc; capital $25,000; incorporators. Anna Tendrick, Frank A. Yindra. Henry Ten drick. Boiler-Furnace Improvement com pany. Milwaukee <apital. $50,000; in corporators. R Burley, G. W Carrotb ers. J- W. Stone. Jr.. H. R. Hibbard, P. J Sisch. Amendments were filed as follows: Neumueller Park Pleasure club. Wauwatosa, changing its name to Lake View Bowling and Fishing club. Industrial Association of Manitowoc county. Manitowoc, increasing its cap ital stock from SB,OOO to $13,000. account of the property interests of Superior affected by any settlement plan. However, when Deputy Attorney General Russell Jackson had explained the reasons for favoring the appoint ment of commissioners, and that if the matter were left to the court Wis consin might suffer, Senator Linley withdrew his objection. It also Is un derstood that Speaker Ingram of the assembly, who some time zgo ex pressed forcible objection to the "commission” plan, has changed his views, and it now appears that the resolution which would be introduced will be treated expeditiously. The Minnesota legislature will adjourn un der constitutional limitation next month and it is hoped that the two boundary questions will be amicably settled out of court and at a saving of perhaps SIOO,OOO to the present legis latures of the two 6tates. The failure of Governor McGovern to appoint a member of the state grain and warehouse commission at Su perior, or to reappoint the present incumbent, H. A. Johnson, whose term expired the first Monday in Feb ruary, is due to a local scrap over Johnson’s insistence upon a rigid in spection of grain. Two candidates are out for Johnson’s place, which pays $2,400 a year. One is the pres ent weigher for the commission, Walter Fowler, and the other i3 A. N. Lent. Supporters of both have seen the governor, and th< latter has prom ised to delay the appointment for some time until he can get at the bot tom of the muddle. One of the argu ments that is being advanced by the opponents of Johnson is the fact that the $2,500 which the commission is permitted to use from its own funds annually for advertising Superior in spection and weighing among the growers and shippers, especially of wheat, has been used in ways open to criticism, although no charge of misap propriation of actually wrongful use is made. This, however, is declared to be only a surface means of opposition, and that the real trouble lies in the ob jection to the thoroughness of the in spection. It is said that the grain buyers of Superior would like to do away with the inspection and leave only the weighing, although the re sult of the inspection have resulted nota y in raising the standard of grain which goes out of Superior. The chief opposition to Johnson’s re appointment is now said to be among the buyers, and that the elevator men have not made any move against him. It is also reported that the factional politics of the applicants for Johnson’s place have been urged in thetr favor, although Johnson is said to be a pro gressive Republican. After a comparatively short hear ing, in w'hich some much ex pected fireworks failed to explode, the senate committee of judiciary decided to introduce a resolution calling for the appointment of commissioners by the Wisconsin legislatu-e to act with a similar body already appoint ed by Minnesota for making settle ment of the two existing boundary dis putes between the two states. The two boundaries are in “Lake” Pepin in the Mississippi river and in the St. Louis river at Duluth, Superior. The assembly committee on bank ing voted to report two bills for pass age, both of them as recommended by the special committee on bank ing. One has to do with the loans of a bank upon the stock of its own bank or of any other bank, and the other limits loans on real estate to property situated in Wisconsin or any state adjoining Wisconsin. The committee also agreed to a substitute amendment for the bill recommended by the special committee, prescrib ing the duties of boards of directors in banks. Route Picked for State Auto Tour. The officers of the Wisconsin State Automobile association have accepted the offer of the J. I. Case Threshing Machine company of Racine for a touring car for the use of the tech nical committee during the annual Wisconsin tour. Thus it is that a Case car takes the lend in this tour, which will be made some time in the middle of the summer. The company has re ceived an acceptance of their offer, signed by James T. Drought of the ex ecutive committee. The route of the ear is as follows: First Day—Milwaukee to Port Washington, Sheboygan. Manitowoc, Two Rivers, Green Bay, Oconto, end ing at Marinette. Second Day—Marinette to Oconto Falls, Shawano, Mattoon, Antigo, Dud ley, Merrill, ending at Wausau. Third Day—Wausau to Grand Rap ids, Marshfield, Neillsvllle, Black Riv er Falls, Sparta, West Salem, ending at La Crosse. Fourth Day—Lay over at La Crosse. Fifth Day—Not definitely decided, probably La Crosse to Viroqua, Sol diers Grove, Boscobel, Fennlmore, Lancaster, Dodgeville, Mount Horeb, ending at Madison. Sixth Day—Madison to Edgerion, Stoughton, Janesville, Beloit, Delavan, Elkhorn, Burlington, Kenosha. Racine, ending at Milwaukee. Waupun Prison Under Investigation. Irregularities In the management of Waupun prison are believed to have been uncovered by the legislative com mittee on penal and charitable insti tutions. The extent of the transac tions involved has not been divulged at the capitol. The committee has made several semi-secret trips to the state’s prison recently and Is again at the peniten tiary, members refusing to make any definite statements as to the cause of their trips. New Badger Pensioners. The following Wisconsin pensions have been granted: John Beidelm&n. S2O; Sarah E. Bishop. S2O; William S. Burse. sl2; George W. Ccrter, S4O; Edward Cripps. S2O; John Driscoll, S3O; Herman C. Everez, $24; Peter Filliatreau, $24; Lena Goodell, sl2; Joseph J. Johnson. $8; James H. B. McXees, S3O; William L. Olmstead, alias Charles R. Campbell, $24; Law rence Seivert. S2O; Charles H. Smith, S3O; Joseph Taylor, $24; Lutze Tscbarner, sls; John Wiest, S2O; William A Yotme, $24. Ernest E. Frebel of Fredonia, W. E. Clark of Burnett Junction, William A Claus of Madison, Charles Gehlhaart of Milwaukee, Thomas V. Nooney of Neenah, Isadore X. Weinshem of Ne osha, Walter R. Borman of Milwau kee, W. H. Hoalt of Portage and Ed gar A. Ix-ssman of Portage have been appointed railway mall clerks. Anton O. Nelson was appointed rural carrier, Otto Hunder, substitute, at Stoddard. Civil service examination will be held April 8 at Gordon for rural car rier* at Clear Lake. STATE NEWS Stevens Point. —The body of the youth killed by a cirtus train near Mosinee last summer has been identi fied as that of "Sammy" Justus by his father, who came from Omaha in response to a letter from Mrs. John Drake, who recognized a picture sent out by the elder Justus as that of the youth killed by the train. The undertaker who buried the body has been fined for not securing a burial irjrmit. Trempealeau. - Five residences, whose owners have been spending the winter in the south, have been entered and stripped of furnishings valued at nearly SI,OOO. It is be lieved that the same gang that robbed the Pierson drug store here last month also raided the summer resi dences. Portage.- Lucius Lincoln, accused of placing j>oison in the drinking wa ter at a boarding house in Columbus, was acquitted by the Jury here. The case was on trial here before Judge Fowler and was bitterly fought. In the first trial the jury failed to agree. Fond du Lac. A public demonstra tion to prove the value of the tuber culin test will be conducted here. Iwo animals which have reacted from the tuberculin will be slaugh tered and dissected in the presence of physicians, veterinarians and the public, by Dr. D. B. Clara, state vet erinarian. Oconto.— A. mare belonging to Ed ward Classon was kicked a few days ago and the case developed into" tetanus. Dr. W. J. Classon of this city injected 20,000 units of the anti toxin and the animal has recovered from the lockjaw'. Ripon - The strike of the Rlpon college students died a natural death, all but a very few of the stu dents returning to their classes. The faculty from the first regarded the whole affair as a tempest In a teapot, and paid no attention to the matter further than to Insist that it would not altei It* decision on the expulsion of the four members of the football team and other popular athletes. Madison.—The farmer members of the assembly are aroused over a bill introduced by Assembly man Youmans which provides for more sanitary barns for the dairy cow'. They say that if it passes they might as well go out of dairying. There can be no inhabited room or workshop in the stable, nor can any animal other than a dairy cow be kept there. Madison. —The Engineering So j eiety of Wisconsin elected these | officers: President, Fred O. Simmons :of Milwaukee; vice-president, P. H. Commonway of Racine; trustees, H. G. Rrndall of Oshkosh and F. A. Vaughn of Milwaukee. W. G. Kirchoffer of Mad ison declined to serve longer as secre tary and the trustees were empowered to fill the vacancy. Washburn. —The hearing on the petition asking that anew town, Sioux River he created out of territory now in the towns of Wash burn and Bayfield, will be heard be fore Circuit Judge Parish at Ashland March 25. Counter petitions are nowr being circulated and the opposition expects to put up a big fight. Green Bay.—Tho girls in the graduating classes of the high schools have agreed to wear simple white dresses at commencement, to dispense with gloves and to carry and receive no flowers on the stage. Sheboygan.—The body of Wil liam Clarisse, nged twenty-eight, who left home here three months ago to look for work in another city, was found In the Sheboygan river. Fond du Lac. —Beginning March 19, the post office here and at North Fond du Lac will be closed Sundays, in response to a petition by the local carriers. Portage.--Lucius C. Lincoln, charged with an attempt to poison Mrs. Sarah Grout at Columbus, was acquitted. Portage.—Mystery surrounds the discovery of the bruised and uncon scious body of Miss E. P. Massy, said to he a well known society girl of Milwaukee, in tho doorway of the Fifth district school. Miss Massy’s ribs w'ere broken, and her purse, con taining about SBO, was gone. She is now at a hospital here, and physicians say that there Is a doubt of her re covery. Miss Massy registered at the Hotel Ender. She was well dressed In a tan suit, good looking and with a cultured appearance. She Is thought to have been on her way to Mlnneap oils, and to have stopped here to avoid traveling at night. She left the hotel, apparently for a stroll about town, and was last seen on Wisconsin ave nue. Two hours later her body was I found In the schoolhouse doorway. Ii Crosse.- - The body of Ernest Kin ney has been recovered about seventy five rods from the place where h e fell Into the river three months ago. Washburn. In a fire here ’he Wald and Mertz business blocks were de stroyed, entailing a loss of several thousand dollars. Racine.— John Jones, Jr., who Is as sociated with his father In the con tracting business, was married to his slder brother’s widow. Mrs. Zells Hugh .Jones, at Rialto. Cal. The bride’s first husband was Hugh Jones, a lyric tenor of more than local fame, who died two years ago. Wautoma. —Fred Abrahams and Frank Seibert of the town of Bloom field have been arrested ca a warrant charging them with killing two deer. Cedar Grove. —Rev. A. Klerk, pastor of the Reformed church, has accepted a call from the Second Reformed church of Englewood, Chicago. Waukesha Upon being reprimand ed for overdriving a tired horse by Turnkey Willis Dent, William Farley, better known as Kid’ Morgan, as saulred Dent with a club, leaped through a window and made good his escape. Morgan has bee.-, serving time for forgery, but was a trusty and a! lowed many privileges. His time would have been up in April. I,adysmi!h.—George Drivinski. while sleeping at the Manley hotel here, was shot and instantly killed. Dave Plum mer. believed to be insane, was arrest ed in connection with the case, and is now in jail. Wautoma.—Very largely attended meetings marked the Waushara Coun ty Farmers’ Institute. The exhibition of farm products for which the local merchants gave prizes was large and attractive. The local entertainment was so largely attended that the court house was unable to accommodate '-be crowd and the assemblage had to be divided and go to the opera house, where the program was repeated. Manitowoc.— Rushing Into her burn ing bedroom. Mrs. August Pitch seized her six-months-old child, tore its burn ing clothes off and carried it to safety unharmed.