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E. B. THAYER, Publisher WAUSAU WISCONSIN Politics is flourishing like measles In a careless community. As yet science has failed to produce the betless race meeting. Many of the men’s fall hats need a lawn mower run over them. Shrubb is become a coach at Har vard. Another bush leaguer? Aigrettes are now barred in New York, but lovely woman Is Just as fas cinating. Some people like to have a war scare every once in a while just as a relaxation. Still, If the katydid were Infallible It would incur the Jealousy of the pro fessors of the weather bureau. If sneezing means disaster In an aeroplane, we prefer to walk and sneeze to our heart’s content. Another mother has entered her lit tle boy for "perfect child" honors. All children are perfect—to their mothers. A New York woman, attired in a hobble skirt, took a kick at a dog. We leave the reader to imagine the rest. A New York hack driver ate 57 ears of corn in one sitting, which prob ably accounts for the fact that he is a hack driver. For the benefit of those who abhor dictionaries be it explained that a philatelist is a boy stamp collector after he grows up. A New York woman spends $6,000 a year for face massages. OS hand, without seeing the lady, we’d say her face isn't worth it News that the 1912 automobiles are on the market causes us to look with pity on those unfortunates who have no homes to mortgage. Boston is in receipt of a strange and unidentified sea monster. The thing came to the right port to get it self named scientifically. A sidewheel steamer that will carry 6,000 people Is being built for use on the Hudson river. Even It will doubt less be overcrowded on Saturdays and holidays unless the authorities watch carefully. "Carry an onion in your pocket," j says the Memphis Commercial-Appeal, “and you will not have fits.” We pass the advice along to the people who i are looking for a European war over the Moroccan question. Billie Burke, after having her ward- i robe soaked in the Carlton fire, ar rived in New York to find that her ! trunks had been forwarded on the •wrong steamer. Some women have wonderful luck in advertising. The New York milliner who went broke rather than bother his custom ers with bills made a fatal mistake when he allowed his business address to be published. One hundred and eighty feet of blacksnake3 were killed by a Connecti cut farmer in seven minutes. Now we do not miss the sea serpent any i more. Persons who attended wrestling matches and other bouts in the Colos- ! seum of old Rome did not have field glasses with which to combat the by j no means inconsiderable distances of that historic inclosure. So the world, j Biter all, has made progress. If New York city has the 5,000,000 Inhabitants that the directory publish ers suggest. It follows that a good many of them are outside of the 400. Boston is shocked because a well known young man married his nurse. Boston is the city that Benjamin Franklin moved away from when he started to grow up. The center of population always was I a wobbly point, anyway, and Union- j ville, Ind., should be glad to lose it. j The town that has an enterprising population in. not around it. is the one that counts. Texas Is to forbid the shooting of j doves, as these gentle and beautiful ! birds have been found to be destroy- j ers of pernicious weeds. The Audubon society is doing a useful missionary work In opening the eyes of the pub- j He to the great use of birds in the destruction of weeds and Insects and to the consequent folly and loss in thetr slaughter. This law in Texas is an example which otner states will doubtless soon follow in the local preservation of useful birds. Considerable fuss Is made over the discovery by a Pasadena woman of an unpublished poem by Bryant Poets who are complaining because of their Inability to gat their poems publish ed should make note of the fact that there Is nearly always widespread ex citement when unpublished poems of dead poets are discovered. After several years in the ministry a Massachusetts man has gone into the coal business, where opportuni ties for missionary work are not lack ing. Now a Russian noblewoman comes forward to add to the general denun ciation of American women by saying that the American husband, under the mle of his marital autocrat, is no bet ter off than a Russian serf. But the American wo*jan will come out of this present torrent of objurgation in which she is submerged Just now, if there is anything in the doctrine of the survival of the fittest. Donning a felt hat does not neces sarily Indicate any lack of feeling for the melancholy old straw. A movement Is well under way In Germany to farce all the girls to do domestic service for a term of years. Just as the young men are required I to serve in the army. There Is no reason why a paternal government should not look cut for its daughters as well as Its sons, and an army of trained housekeepers would do a lot more real gned in the world than an army of trained soldiers. Breaking auto records and breaking Becks continue to figure among our , foost popular oastimea BRIBE QUIZ OPENS STEPHENSON OF WISCONSIN DE NIES HIS GUILT BEFORE SEN ATE SUB-COMMITTEE. SENATOR ON WITNESS STAND ! Asserts He Personally Was Ignorant of the Way in Which His Mana gers Spent $107,793 During His Campaign in 1903. Milwaukee.—On the witness stand I before the senatorial investigating j committee for three hours to answer charges that bribery and corrupt use of money had contributed to his elec tion, United States Senator Isaac Stephenson testified that, although h spent |107,793 in his campaign, he had little knowledge as to just how it was spent except that it was not used in violation of the law. The de tails, he said, he had left to his cam paign managers. As an instance of his ignorance of Just where the money went he cited an item of SII,OOO for postage. “Now,’’ declared Senator Stephen son, "I am president of more than a dozen active industries in this state and I have in my employ more than 3,000 men, some of whom have been with me for 50 years. In them I have every confidence. "I do not pay any attention to the details of these industries. Just so, when my campaign for nomination by the primaries in 1908 came up; 1 could not lay awake nights trying to figure how the postage was used. I gave sums of money to my mana gers and told them to carry on a vig orous campaign and do everything to elect me, except that they must keep within the law. I cautioned them not to violate the law in any particular. So far as I know they obeyed me.” Citing proportionately large ex ; penses for advertising, buttons, litho graphs, advertising in newspapers and traveling expenses, the witness testified he frequently asked where so much money was going, but, on being told it was a close fight and the state had to be systematically canvassed to elect him, he questioned the matter no further. ALLEN GUILTY, FINED $12,000 Kenosha Millionaire and John R. Col lins Admit They Smuggled Jew elry Into This Country. New York. —Nathan Allen, the mil lionaire leather manufacturer of Ke nosha, Wis., appeared in the United States circuit court and entered a plea of guilty to all the counts in an indictment charging him with smug gling jewelry into the country. He was fined $12,000. John R. Collins of Memphis, Tenn., organizer of the Southern Coal com pany, also appeared before Judge Hough and pleaded guilty to the last count lr. the indictment charging him with smuggling jewelry. His punish ment was fixed at a fine of $4,000. Allen and Collins were indicted in connection with the smuggling of jewelry valued at $150,000, which it is alleged was given to Mrs. Helen Dwelle-Jenkins. Mrs. Jenkins ap peared a3 the principal witness against Allen and Collins before the grand Jury. * CANNOT 3UY A CIGARETTE Lid Gees On After Arrest of Three Clerks Under Law Passed In 1909. Minneapolis, Minn. —It requires gum shoes and a long standing ac quaintanceship to get a package of cigarettes in Minneapolist In most to bacco stores even these credentials are unavailing. The clamping down of the lid followed the arrest of three clerks in cigar stores under the anti cigarette law passed by the legislature of 1909. A test case will be made RODGERS IN BIPLANE CRASH Aviator Flying in Coast to Coast Air Race Falls to Earth When Ma chine Turns Turtle. Huntington, Ind. —Cal. P. Rodgers, /lying in the coast to coast air race f or the $50,000 Hearst prize, came to grief here when his aeroplane turned turtle in a high wind and crash ed to the earth. The machine was de molished, but Rodgers escaped un lurL Will Not Sue Pinchot Now. Denver—. Former Secretary of the Interior Ft. A. Ballinger, who threatened legal action against Gif "ord Pinchot in the heat of the Alaska :oal and land conti*oversy and whose f rieuds, he says, have been usging aim to sue the former national forest er upon the latter’s arrival at Seattle from Alaska, announces that after long and careful consideration he has decided not to make a legal attack. Pinchct Mum on Alaska. Cordova, Alaska. —Gifford Pinchot, former chief of the forestry bureau, and United States Senator Miles Poin dexter of Washington left here for Seattle. Mr. Pinchot declined to make known his impressions regard ing the general Alaskan situation. Dies of Rattlesnake Bite. St. Joseph, Mo. —Mrs. Elizabeth Schmelebeck. thirty-five years old. died as the result of a bite of a rattle snake. which attacked her in her gar den. Postal Savings Has Jubilee. London. —Figures compiled on the recent celebration of the jubilee anni versary of the establishment of the British postoffice savings bank show upward of 5.000.000 depositors in these ith £169,000,000 to their credit Swedish Cabinet Forced Out. Stockholm. —The Swedish cabinet Beaded by Premier Lindman has re signed because the general election recently held resulted adversely to the government Dickens’ Son Is in United States. Boston. —A son of Charles Dickens and a grandson of Alfred Tennyson, in the person of Alfred Tennyson Dick ens arrived here on the steamship Cymric from Liverpool. Mr. Dickens father was in America in 1842. Accuses Postmaster of Theft. St. Joseph. Mo.—Charged with mis appropriating S4OO of government funds. Sam R. Johnston, postmaster at Elmo, Mo., was brought to SL Joseph ind released on bond. He is a son of i wealthy farmer. ADMIRAL SCHLEY DIES HERO OF SANTIAGO DROPS DEAD IN NEW YORK. Career of Man Who Smashed Spanish Fleet is Closed in Tragic Manner. New York. —Rear Admiral Schley, hero of the battle of Santiago, dropped dead from apoplexy on the street here. Kis death came just a week after the publication of advanced sheets of Admiral F. E. Chadwick’s history cf the Spanish-American war, in which Schley is completely exon erated for making the famous “loop,” that "loop" now being shown as the "brilliant maneuver" of the battle, and the maneuver that accomplished the defeat of the Spanish fleet. Schley was apparently in perfect health a short time before he fell upon the street on Fifth avenue and Forty-fourth street and died before a doctor couid be summoned. Admiral Sefcley, the man who smashed the Spanish fleet at Santiago, was one of the leading figures in the American navy for a generation. He was born in Frederick county. Mary land, in 1839. After graduating at An napolis in 1860 and serving during the Civil war in minor capacities, he was commissioned in 1566 as lieu tenant commander. In 1884 he volunteered for and was placed in command of the expedition j sent to search the north polar region j for Lieutenant (now Rear Admiral) i Greely, and his companions, who had j been lost from civilization for nearly : two years, and the finding of them in | a state of exhaustion and about to j die constituted one of the dramatic ; incidents in arctic exploration. TRUST OUSTER S’ 73 ON Chicagoan First Witness as Missouri ; Lumber Cases Are Resumed — Charges Filed by Hadley. St. Louis.—Taking of testimony in I Missouri ouster suit against 31 ccm j panies alleged to be in a lumber j trust was resumed here. The suit j was filed by Gov. Hadley when he I was attorney genera] in 1907, at the I request of the legislature. Hearings have been he’d in various cities and the state expects to close its case in ' the present hearing, which will ex ! tend until the last of the week. George W. Hotchkiss of Chicago, secretary of the Illinois Retail Lum ber Dealers' association, was the first witness. His testimony related to the formation of his association, and As sistant Attorney General John N. At kinson, who is conducting the case for the state, endeavored to show that the organization is a part of the alleged trust the state desires to oust MRS. ROOSEVELT IS s HURT Wife of Former President Is Thrown From Horse While Riding With Colonel and Son Near Home. Oyster Bay, N. Y.—Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt is confined to the house by injuries received when she was thrown from her saddle horse. The absence of the entire Roosevelt family from church caused inquiries, which brought the first news of the accident outside the family circle. Mrs. Roosevelt was taken home un conscious. She was said to be recov ering rapidly, but probably will be con fined several days. PARDON FOR CAPT. HAINS Former Army Officer Convicted of Slaying to Be Released on Order of Governor Dix. Ossining, N. Y. Thornton Jen kins Hains, the author, is here awaiting the arrival at Sing Sing prison of Governor Dix’s formal par don to the author's brother, Captain Peter C. Hains. Jr., the slayer of Wil liam E. Annis. The captain has not been told of his approaching pardon, as Warden Kennedy makes it a prac tice never to allow a prisoner’s hopes to be thus raised, lest something hap pen to disappoint him. SIX MEN KILLED WITH POISON Fatal Dose Given Mexicans on Ranch Where Owner Recently Was Slain in Plot. Sanderson, Tex.—Six Mexicans, one of them a Baptist preacher, were poisoned near here. All died with in a few hours. The tragedy oc curred on the ranch of Juan Moreno, who died recently, presumably from strychnine placed in his flour barrel. Leg Broken in Football Game. Philadelphia. The first serious football injury of the season in the east has put John Thompson of St. Joseph's coll'ge in a hospital here for several weeks with a frac tured leg. He was playing on the scrub team against a regular team when one of the players he tackled fell upon him. Call to Canada Houses. Ottawa, Ont. —A proclamation has been issued by the governor gen eral calling on parliament to assem ble on November 18. The date may be changed, however, to suit the con venience of Mr. Borden, the new prime minister. Storm Sinks Many Ships. Antwerp, Belgium. Twenty-four coasting vessels went ashore and 40 small craft were sunk in a storm that swept the North sea. Many lives were lost. Receiver for Lumber Company. Cairo. 111. —A receiver has been ap pointed for the E. Sondheimer Lum ber company. The liabilities are given at $700,000 and the assets esti mated at $1,250,000. Forced to Wear Trousers. Stockton, Cal.—Alleging she was compelled to wear overalls and men's shoes and milk twenty cows a day, Mrs. Frank H. Harrell filed a suit for divorce. In addition to the cruelty charge she alleged failure to provide Harrell is a farmer. Navy Buys Iron Works. Vallejo, Cal.—Word was received at the Mare Islani navy yard that the equipment and machinery of the Kls don Iron works of San Francisco have been purchased by the government for $2,250,000. Hoop Skirt Seen In Paris. Paris, France. —The first of the hoop skirts, which have been revived by the Paris modistes, fcas appeared on the street here. The wearer of ths crinoline gown was followed by r crowd of the curious THESE SOOL NIGHTS r~ "5 WASHINGTON STAR. f?S!L m_ IS ON MEN THROUGHOUT COUNTRY QUIT, FOLLOWING ORDER OF THEIR LEADERS. QUIET EXODUS ON THE I. C. Chicago Authorities Prepare to Han dle Emergency —Reports From Other Cities Show Great Industrial Walkout Order Is Obeyed. Chicago. The big railroad strike is under way. It started official ly when many employes on the Illinois Central and the Harriman Une3 re fused to resume work when, In re sponse to the orders sent out last week, thousands of men in shops all over the system laid down their work ing tools and marched out. There was little excitement at the Burnside shops of the Illinois Central when the walkout order went Into effect. The men began to leave the works promptly at 10 o’clock, coming out in groups of six or seven. As the men left the works they passed through the crowd gathered ..long the tracks without stopping to talk to them. Practically all of these men who left the shops went directly to their homes. There was no move ment toward the saloons and they were practically deserted early In the day immediately after the strike. Between 2,00 k to 3,500 men left the Burnside shops before 11 a. m. They included machinists, boilermakers, car men, painters, carpenters and pit men in their ranks. Expecting trouble before the over, the police of three stations are on the qui vive and prepared to han dle any emergency. The walkout followed the strike or der sent out by J. W. Kline, president of the International Brotherhood of Blacksmiths and Helpers, calling for “all crafts to strike, and for “every man to do his duty.” The strike dispatch was sent to the following places, which shows its di mensions; Central, 111.; Memphis, Tenn.; Oakland, Cal.; Birmingham, Ala.; Freeport, 111.; Paducah, Ky.; Oak Park, Cal.; Houston, Tex.; Port land, Ore.; FJI Paso, Tex.; Omaha, Neb.; Kansas City, Mo.; Beaumont, Tex.; Cheyenne, Wyo.; East SL Louis, 111.; Salt Lake City, Utah; Sacra mento, Cal.; East Bakersfield, Cal.; Los Angeles, Cal.; Sparks, Neb.; Mc- Comb, Miss.; San Antonio, Tex.; North Platte, Neb., and Tucson, Ariz. Roughly estimated the number of men expected to sever their connec tion, temporarily at least, with the Illinois Central and the Harriman lines, runs to 30,000, and they cover a territory embraced in fifteen states throughout the west and south. The figures in this connection are as fol lows: Machinists 10.0O 1 ' Boilermakers 4,000 Blacksmiths 3.000 Carmen 11,000 Clerks 1,000 Miscellaneous workers 1,000 Total 30,000 German Satisfies Paris. Paris. —The minister of foreign af fairs informed the cabinet that the negotiations with Germany regard ing the Moroccan situation are satis factory. To Train Mission Canvassers. Boston.—Ttjfc laymen’s missionary movement, which for the past two years has held conventions through out the country, will open a series of training institutes where instruction will be given men willing to canvass for money for missions. Penrose Wins at Primary. Philadelphia.—George H. Earle, sup ported by the forces behind United States Senator Penrose, won in the primaries the Republican nomination for mayor over William S. Vare. Turkey Crop Large in Kentucky. Louisville, Ky.—Kentucky's turkey crop will be bounteous tbis fall, ac cording to reports received bere from points out in the state. The drought gave the young turkey the condition he likes best. Ship SI.COO.COO in Gold. Seattle. Wash. —The Northwestern, the last steamer to leave Nome in Oc tober, will bring out $1,000,000 in gold dust and will carry also all persons who do not intend to winter in the northern camp. Third Dies by Accident in Family. Pawnee City, Neb.—The third vio lent death in the family of Nelli Jones, tne or the wealthiest farmers of Pawnee county, occurred when his son Ray, seven years old. accidentally shot hire self. Mother and Four Babes Die. Mitchell, lll—Mrs. Virgil Vandever and four of her children were burned to death when a can or kerosene, used :o accelerate a fire started by th© husband and father in the Kitchen stove, exploded. TAFT EXPLAINS TRIP PRESIDENT GUEST AT MISSOURI STATE FAIR. Nation’s Executive Declares Tour Will Clarify All Actions of His Admin istration—Glad He Visited lowa. Sedaiia, Mo. President Taft swung back into Missouri to become the guest of the state fair. 'He left lowa behind and in discussing bis trip through that state the president de clared his reception was most cordial and pleasing. “I am glad 1 went to lowa," he said. “I had no fear that my reception would not be cordial. Some had sug gested otherwise, but not lowans. Perhaps the wishes were father to the thought. At any rate, 1 wish to testify my gratitude to the governor, to the state officers, to the congress men of lowa and to the senators for their cordial reception of me without regard to the question whether they agreed with me tn politics, and 1 want to say the same thing about the people who turned out 1 believe they have learned something that I had In my heart to tell them and 1 guess It has not done them any harm.” Explaining his western trip, Presi dent Taft said that, while many per sons thought that a president should keep to the White house in Washing ton and while he realized the force of this argument, it was hard to sit at the seat of government with a strong feeling In your breast of a desire for expression of a character that shall not be denunciatory, that shall not be partisan in form, but merely in a quasijudicial way to state your reasons for your action. He believed It helped clarify the situa tion to get out into the country and give voice to his views. WARRANT FOR BANK HEAD Depositor Says Cincinnati Official Re ceived Money When He Knew Institution Was Insolvent. Cincinnati.—A warrant for the ar rest of T. McClure, president of the Metropolitan Bank and Trust com pany, was swern out by a depositor, who charged him with receiving mouey from a patron after he knew the bank was insolvent The bank was closed by state bank examiners on September 18. Meriden, Conn. George M. Lu cias, teller of the First National band and treasurer of the City Sav ings bank, was arrested here, charged with stealing funds from the City Sav ings bank. President Rockwell of the bank says the alleged shortage will not exceed SIO,OOO. Lucias is married and is a member of the school board and of the Methodist chruch. FIRE CHIEF FOUND GUILTY Board of Commissioners of Milwaukee Convict Thomas A. Clancy of Charges Filed by Employe. Milwaukee. Fire Chief Thomas A. Clancy was adjudged guilty by the board of fire and police com missioners of the charges filed against him several weeks ago by E. F. Wiese, a discharged fireman. It was charged that Clancy maintained a system of espionage, that he was Incompetent and that he Indulged in "petty graft." Three Slain for Revenge. Monmouth, 111.—The bodies of William E. Dawson, his wife and their daughter, Georgia, were found in their beds. They had been killed with an ax w T hile asleep. The au thorities have sent out a call for the arrest of an ex-convict against whom Dawson is said to have given infor mation which led to conviction on the charge of horse stealing. The man was released from the Joliet peniten tiary several months ago and since that time is said to have threatened that he would kill Dawson. Jealous Man Attempts Suicide. Upper Sandusky, O. —Grover C. Mid dleton, who lived near Columbus, had a picture of Miss Garland Nye of Alveda. bis sweetheart, in his hand when he shot himself in the breasL His recovery is doubtful He was jealous. Taft Cow to Go to Georgia. Savannah, Ga.—Pauline Wayne, the White House cow, a gift to the presi dent, will be one of the prize stock exhibits at the colored state fair at Macon November 8 to 17. Big Lockout Is Ordered. New York. —A general lockout against 45,000 members of the build ing trades unions, which will also throw idle 15,000 additional mechan ics, or 60,000 men, has been ordered by the Employers’ association. Sailor Slayer Sentenced. Ashland, Wis. —William Gerses of Cleveland, the young Hungarian sailor who shot and killed Wheelsman Charles McMahon on the ore carrier Alva Dinkey lnst June, was sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment STATE NEWS IN BRIEF Depere.—Rev. F. Klme. pastor cf the St. John’s Lutheran church, has tendered his resignation. Rev. Mr. Kline has been pastor of the local church for seven years. He has accepted a call to Pine River. The matter of selecting a nsw pastor will be decided at the meeting othe con gregation next Sunday, when several candidates will be *oted on. Fond du Lac.—Rev. J. Edgar Wilson, pastor of the First Pres byterian church of this city, was mar ried to Miss Jessie Lange at the bride's home in Gladstone, Mich. Rev. Mr. Wilson was formerly pastor of the Presbyterian church at Gladstone and has taken up his pastorate here within the last month. The couple will make their home in Fond du Lac. Madison.—The body of an un identified man, with his head scalped as with a hatchet, was found in the Yahara river near the Steen s land bridge. Coroner M. W. Lynch said the indications point to murder. The body was half clad and apparent ly had been in the water less than a week. There were no marks of iden tification on the body. Kenosha.—Detectives representing telegraph and telephone companies in Chicago have been in Keno sha for two days seeking to get some trace of the rendezvous of a gang of expert v. ire thieves who have stolen thousands of feet of copper wire in the last, few months. The wires are cut away from the poles, usually during a storm. Green Ray.—John Swontek, a farmer of the town of Eaton, was ar rested on the complaint of Deputy State Dairy and Food Inspector Can non on the charge of transporting milk in unclean cans. He was ar raigned in municipal court and admit ted his guilt to Judge Monahan. The magistrate imposed a fine of? 25. La Crosse. —The decomposed body of a man, believed to be Alvin Fegland, who has been missing three weeks, was found in the marsh north of here. A 32-caliber revolver, clutcheu in his hand, and three dis charged shells were responsible /or a verdict of suicide. Madison.—As a result of the resignations of Prof. R. A. Harper. Assistant Prof. U. G. Marquette and Instructor A. B. Stout of the botany department of the University of Wis consin, who have accepted places on the faculty of Columbia university, New the regents of the state university have appointed E. H. Gil bert, assistant professor of botany, W. N. Steil and E. T. Bartholomew and Alban Stewart as instructors in bot any, and A. G. Johnson as asisstant in botany. Madison.—President Van Hise has returned for the opening of the university after a three months’ absence in Europe and Brazil. During his trip he visited England, Germany, France, Portugal and Brazil. It has been understood here that the object of President Van Hise’s summer trip was with reference to large and valu able mining enterprises in Brazil in which an American syndicate is inter ested and in regard to which his opin ion as an expert geologist was desired. Fond du Lac. —Walter Zelewski, a paroled prisoner who, the po lice say, made an attack on his wife in a family row and later, running amuck, made a getaway after a revol ver duel '.n the streets of North Fond du Lac, was arrested and is now in jail. Zelewski was sentenced to the penitentiary for one year on June 2 for non-support and then released on parole. New Richmond. —The three-year old daughter of a sugar beet picker named Franks, residing In Hammond, drowned by falling in a rain water barrel. She had been play ing about the yard and was dead when the body was found. The Franks fam ily came here with twelve children a few years ago from Germany, but only two survive. Madison. Anti-typhoid vaccine will be supplied to registered Wis consin physicians free of charge by the state hygienic laboratory at the university, beginning December 1, ac cording to announcement by Dr. M. P. Ravenel, head of the department of bacteriology at the stats univer sity. Madison. Two hundred forty five delegates have been appoint ed by Governor McGovern to the Farmers’ National congress to be held at Columbus, 0., October 12 to 16. Many have signified their intention to attend. Madison. Assemblyman Thomas Mahon of Eland Junction, chair man of the special committee created by the legislature to investi gate the alleged school book trust, said the committee would, in a few days, send to school officers and edu cators of the state a circular letter asking for information regarding the names and prices of books used in their districts and for other informa tion which would help the committee determine whether or not the book publishers bat*; a combination and are charging excessive prices for books. La Crosse. —The annual confer ence of the Northwest German M. E. church elected officers as follows: Secretary, Dr. F. Scbaub, Charles City, la.; statistical secretary, H. R. Schmidt, Gladbrook, la.; treasurer, H. W T . Schneider. Klemmie, la. Beaver Dam. —Beaver Dam closed one of the most successful fairs ever held. Myra Dietz, a daughter of John Dietz, was crowned queen of the fair and presented with a diamond ring. The races were all driven ove a soggy track. Green Bay.—A lemon tree, about three feet high, with five full grown lemons, twelve second crop lemons and also buds for a third crop, is pos sessed by Carl Manthey. West Bend. —The annual dele gate meeting of the Badger Fire men’s association will be held In Jackson. The West Bend fire depart ment will be represented by Chief George P. Boden and the delegates, John Klumb and E. J Krieger. Thomas Bruhy and P. J. Wittemann are alter nates. KEEPING THE CEREAL FRESH Try Putting Pack=ge s , Once Opened Above Kitchen Ranqe or on the Radiator. Autumn now finds us with no lack of variety In the matter of cereals that can be eaten without further cooking after they leave the factory, but they are alike in one detail, if in no other. The package once opened they quick ly grow flabby and tasteless and tough, unless restored by careful drying In the oven for a few minutes. le way out there is. Keep your paci ges on the shelf above the kitchen range or on a radiator. The contents will re main crisp and delicious and be truly “ready to serve” without risk of that scorching in the oven which always happens when we forget for only a mo ment. By the way, the sudden emergency that finds us looking for bread or cracker crumbs for dipping cutlets or croquettes, only to find Ihe jar empty, will lose Its sharpness if we have a box of crisp “flakes” of any sort. These, crumbled between the hands, make a most delicate substitute for bread or cracker crumbs, be the need one for coating food that is to be fried or for the top of scallops and pates. For the latter use don’t forget to dot liberally with butter. They are espe cially tempting with creamed fish or sweetbreads when served In scallop shells. If your supply of crumbs for dipping be limited, instead of putting them In a dish have them on a sheet of clean brown paper. Each time a chop or cutlet Is laid on them to be coated the paper can be lifted at the sides and the crumbs tumbled toward the mid dl-j. Moreover, the use of paper for this purpose saves the washing of an extra dish, for flouring fish try the same labor saving device, dropping the paper in the fire when it has served its turn. MAKING ART OF NECESSITY “New Dish Every Day” Rule Made by Your.g Housewife, and Strictly Adhered to. “Anew dish every day” was the self imposed rule of a young wife who found herself in possession of a cozy home and plenty of time. The odd part of the decision was that she never cooked before in her life, but the shin-, Ing new kitchen was an inspiration she could not resist, much to the de light of her husband and friends. She purchased several of the best cook books on the market, preparatory to laying a scientific foundation tor her culinary education. She studied in gredients f.ad proportions, and she naunted newsstands for papersand magazines publishing recipes. In the end she developed into a real wizard of things culinary, and she formed a perfect passion for developing original dainties that would bave sent the most blase epicures Into an ecstacy of enjoyment. She had discovered that possibilities of food combinations arc practically Inexhaustible, and so is still pursuing the rule of "some thing new every day,” a rule entail ing very little extra work and lots of enjoyment. Floor Coloring. One of the most important elements in the success of a room designed to be beautiful in structure and color scheme as a whole,. Is the floor. Whether It is to be a more or less elaborate parquet floor, or one made simply of plain boards it must be in harmony with the color chosen for the ■wood trim of the room. Also, it must invariably be darker than the wood work, if the effect of restfulcess is to be preserved. A floor that strikes a higher note of color than the wood work above it, even If It be otherwise harmonious in tone, gives the room a top-heavy, glaring effect that no fur niture or decoration will remove. Al so, It should be unobtrusive. If a plain, hardwood floor serves as a back ground for rugs not only should the floor be darker than the rest of the room, but the choice of rugs should be governed by the same require ment- Egg Plant Fritters. Peel the egg plant and cut it Into dice. Drop into boiling water to which has been added a teaspoonful of lemon juice; boil until tender, drain and mash. To each pint of pulp al low one-half a cupful of flour, one quarter of a teaspoonful of pepper, one-half of a teaspoon ul of salt and two well-beaten eggs. Form Into small cakes and fry brown on both sides. Cheese Pie. Use old cheese. Roll a crust out for the bottom of your pie. Slice your cheese very thin and spread it over your pastry and sprinkle a pinch of salt and four tablcspoonfuls of milk over the cheese Put another layer of pastry on top, then bake like any other pie. Be sure and have strong cheese, for that is the best to cook with. Eat just before cold, with ap ple pie> Swedish Stew. Three pounds of chuck beef, one can peas, three large carrots, one large onion one slice of bread (crumbled up), three cloves, one tablespoon salt. Cut loaf up In Inch pieces, slice car rots and onions. Put all together in layers in a bean pot and cover with cold water and bake slowly five hours. Cover bean pot and look at stew oc casionally to keep plenty of water on it. This makes a very nice dinner and a easy one. Jellied Meat. One cup of beef which has been cooked and put through meat chop per, one-half cup of bread crumbs, salt, pepper and sage to taste, mix well; then stir into this two-thirds cup of boiling water which has had one-half an envelope of gelatin dis solved In It. Pack in a cocoa can and set In a cool place. This makes deli cious cold meat and is a good way to use up the scraps. Croup Cure. Take a thin cloth, linen or cotton, saturate it with pure glycerin, add a few drops of camphor, then sprinkle nutmeg thickly over all and apply to throat and chest. This is excellent. Fine Table Linen. The experienced laundress never sprinkles her table linen, says the Continent. She dries it thoroughly in the air, then dins it in boiling water and puts it through the wringer. After it is rolled a couple of hours, she irons it perfectly dry with hot irons. A Ham Hint. When a ham or smoked tongue hr.s been boiled, try plunging it in cold water as soon as removed from the water. This will make the skin come off easily and Binoothly. MARKETS Milwaukee, Oct. 3, 1911. Butter—Creamery—Extras, 26%c; prints, 27 %c; firsts, 24 @ 25c; sec onds, 21@22c; process, 21 @ 22c; dairy fancy, 23c. Cheese —— American, full cream, Twins, 12 %c; daisies, new 13 & 13 %c; Young Americas, 12%@13c; longhorns, 14c; limburger, new, 10% @llc; brick, 11c; Swiss, 14® 17c. Eggs—Current receipts fresh, as to quality, 17 @ 19c; recandled, ex tras, 22® 23c; seconds. 12® 13c. Live Poultry Fowls, 11® 12c; roosters, 7c; springers, 11c. Potatoes Wisconsin, new, on track, 55® 65c. Hay—Choice timothy, 21.50; clo ver, 18.00; No. 1 prairie, 16.25. Wheat—No. 1 northern, 1.10% @ 1.11%; No. 2, northern, 1.08% @ 1.10%; No. 1, durum, I.ol® 1.02; No. 1, velvet, 1.02® 1.06. Corn—No. 3, yellow, 69 %c. Oats —No. 3, white, 48%c; stand ard, 48 %c. Barley—Wisconsin, 1.11; No. 2, 1.24; medium, 1.23. Cattle—Butchers’ steers, 5.00® 6.75; heifers, email@example.com; cows, 3.75 ®6.50; feeders, firstname.lastname@example.org; calves, 8.50 @ 9.50. Hogs—Good heavy butchers’, 6.55 @0.76; fair to best, light, 6.00@ 6.60; pigs, email@example.com. Sheep—Lambs, firstname.lastname@example.org; ewes, 3.25® 3.60. Chicago, Oct. 3, 1911. Cattle—Beeves, 4.70 @8.15; Stock ers and feeders, email@example.com; cows and heifers, firstname.lastname@example.org; calves, 5.7£ @9.25. Hogs—Light, 6.10® 6.80; heavy email@example.com; rough, firstname.lastname@example.org; pigs 4.00 @ 6.40. Minneapolis, Oct. 3, 1911. Wheat —No. 1, hard, 1.09%; No I, northern, 1.05%; No. 2, northern 1.07. Corn —No. 3, yellow, 65c Oats —No. 3, white, 46c. Rye- No. 2, 91 %c. Area’s Notes of Wisconsin Appleton.—“ Where is my paps and my mamma ?” This is the plain tive cry of the little 4 year old sor of Mr. and Mrs. John Brown, who is living with friends of the family Many others are also anxiously ask ing the question. Mr. and Mrs Brown left town four months ago since when no word has been received from them. When they left the cit> they asked a neighbor to care foi the child till their return. They were presumably bound for the north ern woods, where, it was said, Mr Brown was to be employed as a tim ber cruiser. Since that time many letters have been sent to their sup posed address at Menominee, Mich., but no answer has been received. Even the little son has sent an epiß tle, full of love and entreaty, bul even this has had no reply. The authorities have been asked to help in the serach. The family with whom the little boy is staying have become quite attached to him, and unless word is received soon, will legally adopt him. Racine. —It is claimed that pictures displayed at some of the 5 cent shows in this city are demoralizing youn/e boys. They have organized bands ol wild Indians and cowboys, witii chiefs, built huts, dress up in In dian suits, carry guns and knives, chew and smoke tobacco, capture young boys and abuse them. Recent ly a hut was set fire to and destroyed and they captured the son of John McCue, an athlete and boxing in structor, and dragged him to a hut, where they tied him up and proceed ed to torture him to get a confession as to who fired the hut. McCue chased the gang, stepped into a hole and broke his ankle. The examina tion of the gangs will follow. Madison, -f- Gov. McGovern will hold hearings on many applications for pardons from Inmates of the state penal institutions. Among the appli cants are Mathia Drokan, serving five years at Green Bay reformatory; Frank McNevin, serving three years at the penitentiary at Waupun; Frank Halligan and John Driscoll. seVving long terms at the house ol correction, all of whom were sen tenced at Milwaukee. Oeonomowoc. —A meeting was held at Delafleld to discuss the best site for the erection of the monument which is to be erected at. Delafleld as a memorial to the three Cushings, Alonzo, William B. and Howard Cushing, whose record In the serv ice of the army and navy is well known, and who spent their early youth at Delafleld, William B. Cush ing having been born at Delafleld, Depere.—The Rev. F. Kline, pas tor of the St. John’s Lutheran church, has tendered his resigna tion. The Rev. Mr. Kline has been pastor of the local church for seven years. He has accepted a call to Pine River. Racine. —Reese R. Davis, aged 85, one of the earliest residents of Wis consin, died here, having suffered a paralytic stroke recently. Mr. Da vis was born in Wales, came to Ra cine in 1850 and was engaged in the carpenter contracting business until fifteen years ago. West Salem. —William Van Zandt and wife celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary, as also the sev snteenth wedding anniversary of their only daughter, Eda, wife of the Rev. L. B. Colman, who were present, at their home in this city. Ashland. William Gerses of Cleveland, the young Hungarian sail or who shot and killed Wheelman Charles McMahon of the ore carrier Alva Dir.key last June, was sentenced to fifteen years’ imprisonment. Green Bay.—A lemon tree, about three feet high, with five full grown lemons, twelve second crop lemons and also buds for a third crop, is possessed by Carl Manthey. Washington.—Michael E. Ehrlin ger has been appointed postmaster at Hanover. Wis., to succeed E. G. Brown, resigned. Kenosha. —M. C. Hettinger, wide ly known among railway men in Wis consin and for some time agent for the Northwestern at Kenosha, will give up railway work to go into the produce business at Portage. Fond du Lac.—This city has beea selected as the meeting place of the Wisconsin union, American Society of Equity, by the executive board. The convention will open on Nov. 1. Green Bay.—Gordon Fairchild, son of Dr. W. E. Fairchild, made the first deposit in the Posial Savings bank which opened here recently.