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E. B. THAYER, Publisher. WAUSAU. " ! WISCONSIN SHOWING A GOOD EXAMPLE. Good example to be of the most aa ■lstance must appeal to us individ ually. It is then that we are able to appreciate it to its fu’lest measure. Our natures act impulsively, as it ■were, and we respond In a manner which could not have resulted from merely a few practical and well m*ant suggestions on the part of oth er*. The good influence which is pow erful enough to enfold us in its em brace before we are prepared even for its approach is the influence which la most far-reaching and enduring. It asserts itself of its own accord and 'finding a ready welcome remains with s long enough to help us on our way, says he Charleston News and Cour ier. Happy, indeed, is he who is so ifortunate as to discover for himself the powor for good which is of most use to him In his life work. We need all the help we can get, for life is not all roses and sunshine, and when the nettles prick and the shadows deepen we are glad enough to feel the power of some good influence. It is in our most trying ordeals, however, that we turn impatiently from those who would force upon us some example whose oft exploited perfections have become an old story, and it is in such moments of trial that we greet with Joy the wonderful power of that influ ence which appeals to us naturally even through the shadows that mat have gathered about us. The advent of the automobile has brought the good roads problem to the front all over the world and Its first effect was to seem to make it more difficult. From Europe comes the wail that even the wonderful roads of Eng land and France break down under the heavy traffic. Abroad as well as In the United States, special bodies of experts have been at work to discov er the secret of more resistant sur faces, and on both sides of the Atlan tic the conclusion seems to be In favor of bituminous road-binders —and that the most available country road from all points of view is the bituminized macadam. The elements entering into what constitutes a good country road include cost, length of life, quality of surface and freedom from dust The bituminized road is not long lived un der heavy traffic, but the old water bound macadam Is converted to dust by the procession of tearing touring cars, and the dust is blown away. The bituminized macadam may not be the best thing in the road line ideally pos sible, but it Is the best attainable a f the present time. You wouldn’t think of It, perhaps; but the Indianapolis News says that now Is the best time to swat the flies. It will help you to keep warm. You may have to hunt for them in the dark corners of the cellar, up near the ceil ing. Climb a stepladder. carrying a cup of 6oapsuds in one hand a cloth in the other, and brush the torpid in sects into the cup. Every fly killed now means a reduction of the fly pest next summer measured by the fly's enormous capacity for increase and multiplication. But there is one thing the Indianapolis News neglects to sug gest, and that is that streruous fly swatters, following the stepladder re cipe. would do well to be very careful. It Isn’t the most difficult thing in the world to fall off a stepladder and come to as much confusion as is intended lor the fly. As was to be expected, the attempt to “house-break” the male of the Chi cago species has failed. The board of education of that city has decided that the boys In the schools need no longer take lessons in sewing, darning and fancy work. Those French ghouls who broke into the tomb of an actress in the ho;* of robbing her body of an SBO,OOO pearl necklace must never have heard of a press agent. Asa matter of fact the necklace was worth only SSO. It Is announced that the fare be tween New York and Chicago may be reduced. What a lot of Chicago peo ple would like just now is a material reduction of the fare between Chi cago and the equator. That suicide of a Massachusetts boy because he was slow in his studies demonstrates again that too many teachers fail to show their pupils what is really worth w hile In this short life We felt It In our bones all along that some of the foreigners who marry American heiresses would get what was coming to them. One has Just captured a prize in the shape of a lady who is mistress of fifty-four tongues A pickerel In an eastern lake was caught by a set line. He gave a disap pearing lurch and pulled back into place the piece of ice which had been cut Now we understand the phrase “ a wise fish.” The woman who bombarded a bur Rlar with an armful of china plates bad an excuse in that she did not haTe time to hunt up the female's tradi tional weapon of offense, the roiling pin A woman in Pennsylvania has just died of an exceedingly rare disease known .s pampiugus vegeta. Luckily she "as not of smficient promiueuee apparently, to make the disease fash ionable. * Punishment n a federal prison ts the real thing. The orchestra in the one at Atlanta has been ordered to play to the convicts during meals. A Harvard n.an has kicked a foot ball ’0 miles in eight hours And yet acme rail about the impracticability of the higher education We see by the papers that an au thor has been sued for SIOO,OOO. How nattered he must feel.’ WILL GUARD BORDER CAVALRY IS RUSHED TO MEXI CAN FRONTIER BY WAR DE PARTMENT. JUAREZ IS AWAITING ATTACK Citizens Notified That City Will Be Stormed Unless It Surrenders— Rebel Reinforcements on the Way —Loyal Troops to Put Up Fight. Washington.—The war department has ordered two companies of the Fourth cavalry to Douglas and one to Nogales from San Antonio. Neces sity for strengthening the patrol on the Arizona border is fully realized by the officials. Captain Craig of the general staff has been ordered from San Francisco to the Imperial Valley to investigate conditions there. El Paso, Tex. —Juarez Is waiting a rebel attack. Seven hundred rebels ■under Emilio Campa are encamped twelve miles south. Their command 'er announces his intention to attack unless the town surrenders, as soon as reinforcements, a thousand strong, (arrive from the south. Juarez is guarded by more than 400 apparently determined but untried men, and the officials declare they will put up a fight if attacked. CHRISTIANS ARE IN DANGER Massacre Threatened as Result of Shelling of Beirut by Italians. Beirut, Syria.—A strong anti Chris tian feeling Is prevalent here as an aftermath of the Italian bombard ment, which wrecker the city and killed 60 innocent Inhabitants and it is feared on every side that a massacre of Christians may result. The native resentment against the followers of Christ has been fanned to fever heat by the declaration of the Turks that the town was shelled with a view to promoting this action to the end that international intervention might bring a speedy termination to the Tripolitan struggle that is costing Italy millions of dollars. All American residents are reported safe, and the atmosphere has been considerably cleared by the announce ment that all Italians of every class would be expelled from Turkey and that the Dardanelles would be closed to shipping. CUMMINS HITS AT TRUSTS Introduces Bill to Strengthen Greatly the Government’s Anti- Trust Powers. Washington.—Senator Cummins o f lowa introduced a bill to strengthen greatly the government's anti-trust powers The measure provides what it is assented would be the first au thority to limit the size of corpora tions and to guard against unfair or ruinous competition through protract ed underselling. The purpose In limiting corpora tions, It is set forth, is not to prevent operation of business in a big way with economy of production, but to limit them in he beginning in such a way as to leave room at least for oth ers of substantially the same magni tude. between which healthful compe tition may be preserved. TO BUY EXPRESS COMPANIES Senator Gardner of Maine Has Plan to Link Business With Postril Service. Washington—Senator Gardner of Maine introduced a bill under which the government would take over the properties of express companies f.nd operate them as a part of the postal service, extending the service to the rural delivery. The measure indicates the probable cost of taking over the properties as follows: Real property, $14,932,169: equip ment, $1,381,405; materials and sup plies. $138,210; advance payments on contracts, $5,836,663, and franchises, good will, etc., $10,877,369. Total, $39,165,819. ASK DARROW BRIBE EVIDENCE Counsel for Labor Attorney Asks That State Show Hand, So Charge May Be Defended. Los Angeles. Cal.—Earl Rogers, chief counsel for Clarence S. Darrow, filed a petition with the district court of appeals for a writ of mandate to compel Presiding Judge Hutton to or der the district attorney to supply a complete transcript of the evidence on which Darrow was indicted for al leged jury bribery in the McNamara trial. The petition sets forth that unless a full transcript is given the defense Darrow cannot prepare for trial. Pugilist Held as Thief. New York.- Police Commissioner Waldo announced that the detective bureau had arrested Edward Kinman. formerly a prize fighter, as the princi pal in the recent tsxicab robbery, ir. which two bank messengers were held up and robbed 6f $25,000. Leaves Suicide Note; Vanishes. Clinton, la.—Leaving a note saving he intended to commit suicide. Elmer Sullivan disappeared. Part of his clothing and an empty poison bottle were found near an ice hole in the river. Would Buy Express Companies. Washington.—Senator Gardner of Maine introduced in the senate a bill to provide for the government pur chase of the express companies for operation by the postoffice department along with the free delivery mail sys tem and the proposed parcels post. Olive Oil the Only “Sweet Oil.” Washington.—Olive oil alone may be sold under label as “sweet oil.” the board of food and drug Inspection, headed by Dr. H. W. Wiley, has de creed. Roaenwaid Bestows $25,000. New York.—A- gift from Julius Ro senwald of Chicago of $25,000 toward a hind to build a Y. M. C. A. branch for negroes in this city is announced here. More than $4,000,000 is being raised for Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A work in New Yoffc Ring Blow Kills Fighter. Cleveland. O.—Charles Eliis. the ne gro welterweight pugilist who fell un conscious at the start of the sixth round of his bout with Joe Motto here. died at a hospital. BOMB MENACES MANY BLACKMAILERS TRY TO WRECK WHOLE CHICAGO BLOCK. Blizzard Extinguishes Fuse to Explo sive Found in Basement of Big Grocery Establishment. Chicago.—Ten pounds of dynamite combined to form one of the most powerful bombs ever discovered In Chicago, enough explosive to blow up a city block or duplicate the Los An geles Times disaster, was found con cealed in the basement of Guiseppi Matalone’s wholesale grocery house, 832 Austin avenue. A fuse and fulmi nating cap had been attached, and tiic fuse had been lighted. Flying snow is believed to have caught the spark of the fuse and extinguished it, thus preventing not only the murder that was apparently intended, but also the far more extensive loss of life that would have been the inevitable result of the explosion. Matalone for more than a year has beexi living under the menace of death. He has received scores of mysterious anonymous letters de manding large sums of money. LABOR OPPOSED TO PITNEY Protest Against Confirmation of Hia Appointment as Justice of the Supreme Court. Washington. Opposition to Pres ident Taft’s nomination of Mahlon Pitney, chancellor of New Jersey, to be an associate justice of the Su- Mahlon Pitney. preme court materialized when Sena tor Kenyon of lowa received from President Urik of the lowa Federa tion of Labor a protest against Chan cellor Pitney because of some of bis “master and servant” decisions. MAY PROBE TEXTILE STRIKE Labor Leaders Ask Congress to In vestigate Conditions at Law rence, Mass. Washington.—A congressional in vestigation into the strike conditions in Lawrence, Mass., probably will be made as the result of complaints filed with members of the Industrial Work ers of the World, the organization which has been conducting the fight for the textile workers. Coupled with the appeals which came to members of congress to take up this 'nquiry were the details of the clash which occurred between strike sympathizers and the Lawrence po lice and Massachusetts state troops. The authorities and the strikers fought for hours after the police had detained 14 children who were being shipped to Philadelphia. GET MEN WHO STOLE $25,000 New York Police Reported to Have Trapped Bandits Who Held Up Bank Me-ssengers. New York. —The continuation of the epidemic of robberies and holdups in this city was accompanied by reports that Deputy Police Commissioner Dougherty’s uetectives had closed a net around the perpetrators of the sensational $25,000 taxicab robbery. The five men who held up the taxicab occupied by two bank messengers in the heart of the financial district have been at large ten days. IS AID TO MANUFACTURERS Bureau at Washington Tabulates Business Chances Abroad— -30,000 in Export Trade. Washington.—To promote American export trade the bureau of manufac tures is preparing a bulletin showing the language, currency, weights and measures, postal rates and parcel post facilities of all foreign countries of fering opportunities for the manufac tured products of the United States. It is estimated there are 30.000 manu facturers in this country interested iD foreign trade. Paterson Strike Stayed. Paterson, N. J —Steps taken by the Broad Silk Manufacturers’ association ’sere in putting into operation a move ment towards the drawing of new wage schedules to n eet the conditions in the different mills temporarily stayed the general strike. Fire on President's Yacht. Washington.—Fire in the cabin of the presidential yacht Mayflower caused excitement at the navy yard, but was extinguished before serious damage was done. Lets Illinoisan Guit Navy. Washington.—The navy department has accepted the resignation of Lieut. Warren C. Nixon. D. S. N.. effective March 1. Nixon is a graduate of the naval academy and a uative of the state of Illinois. New President of San Domingo. Santo Domingo.—The national con gress here ratified the election of Sen ator Kladio Victoria as president of the republic. His term of office is for six years. Peaceful conditions pre vail. Smallpox at Naval Station. Washington.—Smallpox has devel oped vt the naval training station, Norfolk. Va., according to a dispatch to the navy departmenL B. B. Ernest, ordinary seaman, is dead, and many otner cases are reported. Die in Roads From Hunger. Shanghai, China. —Missionaries In the famine district report seeing men, women and children lying dead from starvation along the roadside. The conditions, they say, are worse than previously reported. ALLEE SAME UNCLE SLAM X* PERILS MANY LAWS DECISION OF ILLINOIS SUPREME COURT KNOCKS OUT STATE MEASURES. WILL CALL EXTRA SESSION Bill Appropriating $60,000 for Univer sity of Illinois Is Declared Illegal Because It Was Not Printed Be fore Final Passage. Springfield, 111.—The state supreme ;ourt has handed down a decision which affects the validity of many of the most important laws and appropri ation bills passed by the legislature during the last forty years. The court held an appropriation of $60,000 for the medical department of the University of Illinois to be uncon stitutional on the ground that the bill in its final form was not printed be fore its passage by the legislature. The $60,000 item was inserted in the conference committee report and rushed through the legislature in the closing hours of the 1911 session. _ At each session for many years bills have been passed without tultilling the constitutional requirement that a bill and all its amendments must be printed before final passage. Asa result an unprecedented situa tion exists. Governor Deneen probably will con vene the legislature in special session to rectify the mistakes of past years before other measures, whose validity is in doubt, are attacked in the courts. Many Important bills are affected by the decision of the court, including the following: Omnibus appropria tion bill, making appropriation for the expenses of the state government for the ensuing two years; omnibus bills making appropriation for the seven teen state cbaritaDle institutions; sen atorial apportionment under which general assembly members have been elected for last ten years; Cook coun ty civil service bill; bill providing for payment into the state treasury of all fees collected by state officers; mu nicipal court civil service bill; Chi cago parks civil service bill; Cnlcago police pension fund bill; state game commission bill; appropriation for sites for state armories and armory buildings; appropriation for new buildings at state fair grounds. PLANS INDUSTRIAL BOARD Congressman Wilson Offers Bill for Federal Commission to Recom mend Laws. Washington.—A federal commission of nine members to be appointed by the president and serve without sal ary. to recommend new legislation to congress for the benefit of American industries, is proposed in a resolution introduced by Representative Wilson of Chicago. The commission would be authorized to spend $25,000. SPLIT VOTE IN OKLAHOMA Clark and Wilson Forces Divide Dem ocratic Delegation Evenly Be tween Them. Oklahoma City, Okla. —In accord ance with the provisions of a resolu tion adopted after hours of wrangling, the Democratic state convention ad journed, having named a list of dele gates evenly divided between the Clark and Wilson factions. Robert Galbreath was named national com mitteeman by unanimous vote. Fine Lord Tennyson’s Son. London. —Lord Tennyson, son of the late poet laureate, appeared in the un llterary role of milkman at the Isle of Wight petty session court, where the magistrate fined him $4 for not having his name on milk cans and carts as the law requires. Killed While Saving Pets. Ottawa, Ont.—Mrs. Elizabeth Moore was burned to death at Montreal through returning into a blazing house in an endeavor to save her pets—four cats. Ends Colombian Matter. Washington.—The Colombian inci dent was closed here when the state department received a letter from the Colombian minister. Pedro Nel Os pina. saying he had turned the lega tion affair? over to Senor Don MacDouall, first secretary, who w.ii act as charge d'affaires. Commission Rule for Boise. Boise. Idaho. —Citizens of Boise de clared for a commission form of gov ernment by a majority of 20 votes at an election here. One Place Where U. S. Ships Win. Ottawa. Can.-—Figures produced in the house here show that shipments of wheat through the Canadian canals last season were carried largely in American bottoms. British vessels carried 488.300 bushels and American vessels 1,235.000. Cut Throat to Get Teeth. Wichita, Kan.—lt was necessary to cut Mrs. Alice Miilor's throat to re move her false-tooth plate, which lodged there when a tooth caught in & potato. i OSPINA IS RECALLED MINISTER NOT UPHELD BY CO LOMBIA OR PEOPLE. Announced International Policy of His Country Toward United States Will Be Maintained. Bogota, Colombia—Gen. Pedro Met Ospina, Colombian minister to the United States, was recalled by the Co lombian government. Ihe action of the Colombian gov ernment was taken because neither it nor the Colombian people upholds the position taken by the Colombian min ister at Washington in notifying the state department that the visit to Co lombia of Secretary of State Knox would be inopportune, owing to the fact that Colombia's claims in connec tion with Panama have not yet been arbitrated. The notification given by the Co lombian government says that General Ospina is “separated’’ from his post at Washington, and that the incident between Colombia and the United States is thus closed. Colombia, it continues, will maintain her interna ticnal policy. PASS TARIFF REVISION BILL Democrats in House of Represents, tives Take Action on Chemical Measure. Washington.— For the first time since the Insurgent Republicans broke away from the regulars in the light on the petroleum duty in the Payne tariff bill in 1909, the Republicans of the house presented practically a solid front against the passage of a tariff revision bill. Representative Theron Akin of New York, an Independent Repub lican, and Mr. Hanna of North Da kota, a regular Republican, voted for the measure. Representative Berger of Wisconsin, Socialist, voted against it. All Democratic members of the house voted for the bill. RAIL CHIEFS IN CONFERENCE Meet to Discuss Demands of En gineers for Increase in Wages. New York.—Executive officials rep resenting all of the large railroad sys tems in the eastern territory met in this city to exchange views on the de mands made by the locomotive en gineers for higher wages. The en gineers are uniting in a movement for a wage advance of 15 per ct. Every road east of Chicago, north of the Chesapeake & Ohio and south of the Canadian border, is affected. The railroads, it is understood, are inclined to look upon the demands or the engineers as hardly justified by existing conditions. TEN KILLED BY CYCLONE Large Section of Arkansas Is Devas tated by Storm—Many Peo ple Injured. * Little Rock, Ark.—Details of a double tornado which devastated por tions of Lincoln, Jefferson and Arkan sas counties, place the list of dead at ten with at least twenty-five per sons severely hurt. The greatest destruction was report ed near Almyra in the prairie and rice lands of Arkansas county. Mrs. Ed. Johnson, her three children, a hired man named McClain and an unidenti fied stranger who was stopping at the Johnson home all were killed. Aid Sent Flood Victims. Gibraltar. —The poverty throughout Andalusia on account of the late floods ie appalling- Money is being sent from all parts of Europe in an attempt to remedy the pitiable situation. The pope made a generous contribution. Aviation Is College Study. Madison, Wis.—Flying machines and the principles of aviation are to h 0 studied by students in the college of engineering of Wisconsin univer sity as a result of the formation of an aeronautical club by students. Wcman Slain With a Hatchet. Sac Francisco. —Mrs. E Z. Rohe, thirty-two years old, was killed in the dining room of the Coghlan residence. According to the detectives she was hit over the head with a hatchet and then shoL Estate Goes to Justice Day. Carton, O.—By the will 0 f Mrs. Mary E. Day. filed, all her property is bequeathed to Justice William R. Day of the I nited States Supreme court, her husband. It is valued at sioo.ooa Twenty-First Shock la Fatal. Montclair, N. J.—A, J. Lundahl. a civil engineer, is dead at his home here at the ag* of sixty-four of a stroke of paralysis, the twenty-first which he had suffered since retiring from active business a few years aga Chinese Aviator Falla. San Francisco. —Tom Gunn, the Chi nese aviator, was badly Injured at the Emeryville race track aviation meet when bis aeroplane fell a distance of 100 feet. Gnnn fell under the ma chinery and waa badly crushed EXTENDS TIME FOB NOMINATION FILING Secretary of State Makes Im portant Ruling. 15 DAYS MOrtE IS ALLOWED Decis ion Applies to Petitions for Presidential Nom nations, National Convention Delegates and Nomi nati.ns Hied With County Clerks. Madison.—Petitions for pres'den tial nominations and for delegates to national conventions must be filed not more than forty days and not less than fifteen before the spring elec tion, according to a ruling of Secre tary of State Frear. The decision was made in response to the request of John A. Aylward. Senator J. J, Blaine and E. L. Philipp of the various presidential commit tees, for an opinion, and also applies to all papers filed with county clerks at the spring elections. By this ruling the primary is elim inated and all nominations must be made through petition as are inde pendent nominations a, the general elections. The decision, which is based by the secretary on section 30 of the amended statutes, will extend the time for filing fifteen days be yond the limit fixed by the Septem ber primary law. SAY INDIANS LACK RELIGION Chippewa Presbytery Will A' vance Missionary Work cn Western Wisconsin Reservations. Eau Claire.-—At a special meet ing of the Chippewa presbytery it was declared that religious work among the Indians in the western part of Wisconsin has been sadly neglected and that a good majority of the 5,000 Indians in Couderay, Odanana and on the Flambeau re serve are without religious training. The Presbyterian churches will take the initiative in the missionary work and it was recommended to the board of home missions that the Rev. Jo seph Martin, an educated Indian, be engaged as assistant to the Rev. C. L. Merriam, in charge at Couderay. It was also recommended that a grant of $3,200 be made for a chapel and parsonage at the reservation. MAY Bt DISENFRANCHISED Missing Records of Naturalizations Startle Politicians and Business Men at Sp rta. Sparta.—The recent discovery that all naturalization -records of Mon roe county prior to 1883 are miss ing makes legal foreigners of all persona naturalized prior to that time, in the opinion of attorneys, and a number of men who have been active in politics and business in Sparta for many years have made application for new papers. One of those affected is Evan R. Jones, who is the republican leader in the coun ty and a former active member of the legislature. The naturalization process will require five years, dur ing which time the applicants can not vote or hold office. CITY MUST PAY FOR LIGHTS Waupaca Lighting Company Need Not Reduc Contract Price, Rules Railroad Commission Madison.—ln a decision handed down by the railroad commission to day the city of Waupaca loses in its contention with the Waupaca Elec tric Eight and Railway company. After a contest in jthe courts over cost of service and the service itself the city and company appealed to the railroad commission to arbitrate the trouble. The commission finds that under the circumstances the city has not suffered such damages by rea son of the substitution of anew form of light as to entitle it to claim re duction from the contract price for lighting. State Threshermen Expand. Green Bay.—At the meeting of the Wisconsin Brotherhood of Thrasher men plans for perfecting organiza tions in each of tIK counties of Brown, Door, Kewaunee and Shaw ano were made. Vice presidents were elected for each county, as follows: Percy Whitcomb, Oconto; Adolph Weigert, Brown; Henry G. Smith, Shawano; H. P. Hanson, Marinette; August Moeller, Door; John Radue, Kewaunee, and Wenzel Zeeman, Manitowoc. The state organization before adjourning decided to con vene in Green Bay in 1913. Fond du Lac Gets Conve tion, Appleton.—-The executive com mittee of the Wisconsin Association of Assistant Postmasters has decid ed to hold the next state conven tion in Fond du Lac on June 11 and 12. Stevens Point Depot Scorched. Stevens Point.—The “Soo” line passenger station was seriously dam aged by fire as a result of spontan eous combustion. The building was of two stories, erected in 1880. Boy H ngs Self by Accident. Marinette. —Caught in a looped rope which hung from the roof of a barn used as a gymnasium, Isaac Kernetski, 19. accidentally hung himself while swinging on a trap eze. Young Teacher Shoots Herself. Viroqua.-*-Miss Nellie Sanford, a teacher, committed suicide at La Farge by snooting herself through the head with a revolver. She was about 20 years of age. Will Pool Wisconsin Wool. Chippewa Falls.—Hoping that a pool in wool will be profitable to farmers, the Wisconsin Equity so ciety will build a fireproof ware house to hold 200,000 pounds of raw wool. Held for Death of Wife. Milwaukee.Wenzel Runge is un der arrest, charged with the mur der of his wife, who was cremated in a fire that destroyed their home near this city. NORTHERN WISCONSIN BOOM Eve of Advance in Settlement of Up State Districts—Great Move ment Is Foreseen. Madison. —Facts multiply to show that northern Wisconsin is on the eve of a great development. The state board of public affairs is con ducting investigations into the set tlement problem. Foreseeing that investors and seders unfamiliar with conditions may be misinformed, Dr. Charlds McCarthy, chief of the legislative reference library, said: ‘‘From the investigations which Mr. Duffus of my department, work ing in connection with the state board of public affairs, is making, 1 am now sure there is going to be a great movement for the settlement of northern Wisconsin. “In fact, the tide has already turn ed and there will be, in a short time, a great immigration into that terri tory. Land companies and the state board of public affairs are all com bined in a, harmonious movement for rhie development.’’ END LUTHERAN CHURCH WAR Norwegian Enstrangement of Th rty Years Terminates at Joint Com mittee Session in Madison. Madison.—The thirty years of con flict in the Norwegian Lutheran churches of America was brought to an end here by the agreement reach ed by the joint committee of the two principal churches oJ the denomina tion. Brin' Ing its deliberations to a har monious termination, the joint com mittee of the United and Synod Nor wegian Lutheran churches adjourned this afternoon. If the conclusions of the committee are accepted at the annual conference of the two wings and ratified by a majority of the churches in each it can thus be said that the controversy was brought to an end on the ground that the break occurred, for it was in the Lutheran seminary in Madison that matters came to a crisis and resulted in the long estrahgeinent. CRITICISE TUBERCULIN TEST Wisconsin State Veer nary Society Alleges That Inexperienced Men Are Employed. Milwaukee.—At the annual busi ness meeting of the Wisconsin State Veterinary society here a resolution was adopted condemning the action ot the state board for employing a student of the university and others, not licensed veterinarians, to apply the tuberculin test. It was alleged that thousands of dollars worth of healthy cattle were slaughtered from July 1, 1910, to July 1, 1911. becauje of tue work of inexperienced men. The followiag officers were elect ed: President, Dr. H. P. Clute, Mil waukee; vice-president, Dr. J. S. At kinson, Marinette; secretary, Dr. W. W. Arzborgen, Watertown; treas urer, Dr. J. T. Hernshein, Pleasant Prairie, and director, Dr. Charles Smith, Dodgeville. HATCHET HITS OWN CHILD Weapon Hurled at Rent Collector by Rhinelander Man Injures Infant in Arms of Its Mother. Rhinelander.—ln a fit of anger caused by the persistent demands of the son of his landlord for rent due, H. F. Smith of this city threw a hatchet at the boy, which missed him and hit Smith’s eight-months-old child which was held in its mother’s arms. The blade flashed through the skull, inflicting a deep cut five inches long. The babe is hovering near death. Smith was immediately put under arrest and is almost crazed with grief. Milk Price Lowered. Eau Claire.—The Eau Claire Creamery company, supplying the greater portion of the trade in this vicinity, has lowered the price of milk from 7 cents per quart to 6 cents. During a few moDths in the cold weather scarcity of dairy pro duce forced the increase. Filled Lighted Lamp; Dead. Menasha. —As the result of the ex plosion of a kerosene lamp which he was attempting to fill while it was lighted, Frank Jervis, a business man of this city, was fatally burned and died a few hours later while at a local hospital. His whole body was terribly burned by the oil. Eodden Heads Lum er Dealers. Milwaukee. —Frank Bodden, Hor icon, Wis., was elected president of the Wisconsin Retail Lumber Deal ers’ association at the annual ses sion here. Other officers elected were: Treasurer, George F. Lueh ring, Milwaukee. Personal Checks Unwelcome, Madison. —Personal checks in pay ment of taxes are not welcomed at the state treasury and such remit tances are returned with the advice that a draft would be more accept able. Personal checks are subject to exchange, for which payment the state has no provision. Badger Gets Capital Post. AppletoD.—Louis J. Robinson of this city has been appointed assist ant postmaster at Washington, D. C. Tank to Run in Eighth. Wausau. —Henry G. Tank of this city announces that he will be a can didate for the republican nomina tion for congress in the Eighth dis trict. He is a leader in the Ameri can Society of Equity in Wisconsin. Teachers Quit; Blames Leap Year. Stoughton.—A hurry call to state normal for graduates has been made by County Superintendent Ames, who is losing a large number of teachers. He blames leap year. Bank Cashier Disappears. Neenah. —Search is being conduct ed for Walter Browr, cashier of a bank at Arnott, who disappeared February 15. His accounts are straight and relatives think business cares unbalanced his mind. Will Improve H gpways. Marshfield.—The supervisors of ■Marathon and Wood counties have purchased a full outfit of roadmak ing machinery and will seek stat* aid for highway work this year. DIES IN SUPREME COURTjCHAMBER Thomas W. Spence. Milwaukee Attorney. Is Stricken. WAS ABOUT TO ARGUE CASE Was Head of Law Firm of Quarles, Spence & Quarles and Long a Leading Member of State Bar Dies Five Minutes A ter Coll pse. Madison. -Thomas W. Spence, of Milwaukee, head of the law firm of Quarles, Spence & Quarles, the only surviving member of the original firm, long one of the leading mem bers of the bar of Milwaukee and of the state, died suddenly in the su preme court room, just as he was about to begin an argument in a case before the court. Mr. Spence, who was seated at the attorney s table, appeared about to rise, when he collapsed, his head fell to his shoulder and he would have fallen to the floor but for quick assistance. Judges and lawyers quickly hur ried to his side. Justice Marshall, first to reach him, helped to lay him on the floor and efforts were made to revive him. He only lived five minutes. Mr. Spence was born in Dungan non, Ireland, in IS4 6. When he was two years old his family immigrated to the United States and settled in Ohio. In 1872 Mr. Spence was admitted to the Wisconsin bar and soon after this he formed a partnership with James Coleman of- Fond du Lac un der the firm name of Coleman & Spence. While a resident of Fond du Lac Mr. Spence was elected to the assem bly and served from 1877 to 1N79. He also was postmaster of Fond du Lac from 1879 to 1884. He was chairr.an of (he republican state con vention in 1884. In 1881 Mr. Spence moved to Ra cine where he became associated with the late Judge Joseph V. Quarles, under the firm name of Quarles & Spence. Seven years la ter the firm moved to Milwaukee. WILL EXTEND BREAKWATER Federal Appropriation Bill Carries Provision for Shebovgan Project at a Cost of §362,000. Washington, D. C.—The river and harbor bill as reported to the house provides for the expenditue of $385, 000 for improvements in Wisconsin, including the new project for im provement of Sheboygan harbor at a cost of $362,000. Of this latter amount $125,000 will be spent dur ing the coming year if the bill passes in its present form. The Wisconsin items a-e as follows: Superior-Du luth haroor, $150,000; Port Wing harbor. $10,000; Ashland harbor, $20,000; Menominee harbor and river, $9,000; Green Bay harbor, $32,000; Kewaunee harbor, $lO,- 000; Two Rivers harbor, $7,500; Sheboygan harbor, $125,000; Port Washington harbor, $2,500, and Kenosha harbor $15,000. Surveys have been ordered for the St. Louis river, a waterway from the head of Lake Superior to the Mississippi river, for the St. Croiz river, for a turning basin at the west ern end of the Sturgeon bay canal, and for the Wolf river from its mouth to the-head of navigation with a view to making it a part of the Fox river system. Northern Sportsmen Organize. Ashland. —Sportsmen of this sec tion of northern Wisconsin, at a meeting at Minocqua, organized (he Fish and Game Protective Associa tion of Northern Wisconsin. Joseph Lucius of this city, who was active in forming the new league, was named president. A legislative com mittee, consisting of Judge Aimes of Minocqua, A. Radcliff of Woodruff, and J. W. Oliver of Arbor Vitae, was elected. Small Demand for Blue Books. Madison.—But 150 copies of the Wisconsin blue book have been sold by State Supt. of Public Property, W. L. Essinan. It is said that the new law r , placing the price of the books at 75c each is responsible for the small demand. The books were formerly distributed free of charge. The orders of the members of the state legislature, who are entitled to 250 copies each, are being filled. Prominent Realty Dealer Dead. Milwaukee.—Winfield J. Morgan, a prominent real estate dealer of this city, is dead after a long illness. Wisconsin River Flood Feared. Wausau. —Loggers and mill men along the Wisconsin river are appre hensive of a big flood in the spring. Reports from the northern part of the state are that snow is from four to five feet deep. Kenosha Priest Found Dead. Kenosha. —Bernard Elskamp, pas tor of the St. George congregation and a teacher in the seminary at St. Francis, was found dead in his bed by his housekeeper. Pugilist Dies from Blows. Appleton.—Joe Ketchel, Chicago, pugilist, is dead at Waukegan, 111., of blood clots on the brain, alleged to be the result of blows received in a recent boxing match in this city. Break from Madison Jail. Madison.— Eluding the turnkey, and hiding in the attic of the jail, Frank Johnson and Frank Jones, pickpockets, made ropes from blank* ets and escaped. To Teach Art and Flying. Madison. —The art of flying, and art, as pertained to drawing and sculpturing, is being taught at the University of Wisconsin. About 135 have enrolled in the art department, and students taking engineering will study flying machines and aviation. Canning Factory to Enlarge. Ft. Atkinson. —The Fort Atkinson Canning company will soon com mence the erection of a three-stcvy addition to its factory plant.