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10 CURB "TRUSTS" Measure approveo by wilson HAS NO ESCAPE LOOP HOLES. TO BECOME LAWS VERY SOON >*nalty for Restraint of Commerce, Unfair Business and Interlocking Directorate* Ample Provision* Made for JCrade Commission. Washington. Jan 23.—The adminis tration's trust bills, embodying the program laid down by the president in his recnt message, have been present ed to congress. I he bills hav& received the approval of Mr. Wilson and the Democratic leaders of both houses of congress. With little modification they will be enacted into U.w. Their purposes are: 1- Definition of unlawful monop oly or restraints of trade. 2. Prohibition of unfair trade practice. 3. Creation of an interstate trade commission. 4. Regulation of corporation dl dectorates and prohibition of in terlocking directorates. Unlawful Monopoly Defined. Unlawful monopoly is defined as any combination or agreement be tween corporations, firms, or persons destgaed for the following purposes: 1. To create or carry out re strictions in trade or to acquire a monopoly in any interstate trade, business, or commerce. 2. To limit or reduce the pro duction or increase the price of merchandise or of any commodity. 3. To prevent competition in manufacturing, making, transport ing, selling, or purchasing of mer chandise produce, or any com modity. 4. To make any agreement, en teu into any arrangement, or ar rive at any understanding by which they, directly or indirectly, undertake to prevent a free anil unrestricted competition among themselves or among any pur chasers or consumers in the sale, production, or transportation of any product, ertlcle, or comntod ity. The penalty for violation of the law is fired at not more than $5,000 or im prisonment for one year or both. Guilt is made personal through a section that whenever a corporation shall be guilty of the violu.ion of the law the offense shall be deemed to cover the Individual directors, officers, and agents of such corporation, as authorizing, ordering, or doing the prohibited acts, and they shall be pun ished as prescribed above. A paragraph prohibiting holding companies is to be added to this meas ure. Covers Unfair Trade Practices. The bill forbidding unfair trade practices declares that to discriminate in price, between different purchasers of commodities, with the purpose or intent to injure or destroy a competi tor. either of the purchaser or of the seller, shall be deemed an attempt to monopolize interstate commerce. It is specifically declared that the law is not intended to prevent dis crimination in price between purchas ers of commodities "on account of difference in the grade, quality, or quantity of the commodity sold, or ithat makes only due allowance for difference in the cost of transporta tion.’’ Further, it Is prescribed that noth ing contained in the act shall prevent persons from selecting their own cus tomers, “but this provision shall not authorize the owner or operator of any mine engaged in selling its prod uct in interstate or foreign commerce to refuse arbitrarily to sell the same to a responsible person, firm, or cor poration, who applies to purchase." An attempt at mouopolv also is de clared to exist for any person to make a sale of goods, wares, or merchandise or fix a price charged therefor, or dis count from or rebate upon such price, ou the condition or understanding that the purchaser thereof shall not deal in the goods, wares, or merchan dise of a competitor or competitors of the seller. Deale With Damage Suits. A judgment against any defendant in a suit brought under the anti trust law the bill provides shall constitute as against such defendant conclusive evidence of the same facts and be conclusive as to the same issues of law in favor of any other party in any other proceeding brought under and involving the provisions of the law. For the benefit of parties injured in their business or property, by any per son or corporation found guilty of vio lating tit law the statute of limita tions applicable to such cases shall be suspended. Injunctive relief is accorded against threatened loss or damage by a viola tion of the act under the same condi tions and principles that injunctive re lief against threatened conduct which will cause loss or damage is granted by courts of equity. It. is required that a proper bond shall be executed against damages for an injunction iinprovidentty granted, and it must be showu that the danger of irreparable loss or damage is im mediate. Hits Interlocking Directorates. Concerning directorates, the bill on that subject, which is to become ef- Their Difference. ‘Women don't understand men. They are always sympathising with you or praising you. They think that is what men like, but it only means .hat it is what they would lik*. Men like to be left alone." A. C. Benson. Reason He Jokes. When a man jokes about his wife being jealous you may depend upon It his wite has not a jealous boue in her body. Men with jealous wives do not joke about it.—Atchison Globe. Nature's Wisdom in the Flower. The candy factory in the heart of a flower is te attract the bees and but terflies. which come with the pollen of other flowers upon their hair and leave it sticking to the pistil, whence it goes down to fertilize the waiting aeed. All Faiths Sincere. No one can understand those of an other faith who does not start with the conviction that they are as true of heart, as desirous for good, as sineer* In conviction as he is himself fective two years from date of ap proval of the act. provides: “No person engaged as an iati virt ual or as a member of a partnership or as a director or other officer of a corporation in the business of selling railroad cais or locomotives, or rail road rails or structural steel, or min ing or selling coal, or conducting: a bank or trust company, shall act as a director or other officer or employe of any railroad or other public service corporation w'hi -h conducts an lr ter state business. ‘ No person shad at the same time be a director or otner officer or em ploye in two or more federal reserve banks, national banks, or banking as sociations. or other banks or trust companies which are members of any reserve bank; and a private barker and a person who is a director in any state bank or trust company not oper ating under the provisions of the re cent currency law shall not be eligible tc serve as a director in any bank or banking association or trust company operating under the provisions of the law.” Violation of these sections is made punishable by a fine of SIOO a day or by imprisonment not exceeding ;>ne year, o- both I? any two or more corporations have common director or directors, the fact shall be conclusive evidence that, there exists a real competition between such corporation and such elimination of competition shall be construed as a restraint of interstate trade and be treated accordingly. The trade commission bill provides for commission of five members, with the commissioner of corporations as chairman, and transfers all the ex st ing powers of the bureau of corpora tions to the commission. The principal and most important duty the commission besides conduct ing investigations will be to aid the courts when requested in the forma tion of decrees of dissolution. With this in view, the bill empow ers he court to refer any part of pend ing litigation to the commission, in cluding the proposed decree, Tor her niation and advice. Much Criticism for Bills. The trust bills as framed will be the subject of sharp criticism on the part of progressives of all parties who claim they do not go far enough. It will be declared that the definition of monopoly remains inadequate that (he prohibition of unfair trade practice does not cover this evil in our econ omic life that interlocking stock con trol is not covered and that the pow ers of the proposed trade commission are insufficient. It is interesting to note that ihe proposal io place the burden of proof upon a combination believed to be vio lating the law has been omitted. So attempt is made to prevent or destroy monopoly based on patents. The great est difficulty exerienced In the effect ive enforcement of the law has been found to be in the unwillingness of the courts to impose jail penalty. It remains optional under the proposed measures wiht the courts to fine or imprison. Trade Board May Disappoint. In connection with the trade com mission President Wilson declared ii his message that the country ‘‘de mands such a commission only a an indispensable instrument of informa tion and publicity as a clearing house for the facts by which both the p ib lic mind and the managers of great business undertakings should be guided." The hill prescribes that the cQiniris sion arts are to constitute a "public record” but the body is authorized to make public the information "in such form and to such extent as may be necessary” or “by direction of the attorney general.” It Is apparent that the public mind canuoi be guided unless it lias the facts, and then it will not get unless the commisston or the attorney gen eral deems it politic. In other words, public hearings will not be held as they are held by the Interstate commerce commission. Settlement of Difference*. The most important feature of the bill is that whicli legalizes the pol cy of the administration of terminating an unlawful condition by agreement between the combination attacked and the attorney general. This feature Is comprehended uniter a section which requires the cotnn is sion, upon the request of the attorrev general or any corporation affected, to investigate whether a combination is violating the law. In case the cem mission should find the violation to exist it must report to the attorrev general a statement of the objection able acts and transactions and the readjustments necessary for tbe of fending combination to conform to the law. These conclusions are to be "ad vlsory to the attorney general in ter minating by agreement with the cor poration affected or by suing the s.tid unlawful conduct or condition." In other words, whatever may be the agreement made by the attorney general with the combination investi gated. it will give the reorganized combination legal standing, so long as it conforms to the term of the agree ment. Thus it is proposed to place by law a tremendous power in the hands of the attorney general. This power lias been assumed to attorneys general, and particularly so by Mr. Mcßey nolds: Will Give Courts Advice. In a statement accompanying he bill made by Congressman ClaytJn. chairman of the house judiciary com mittee. it is said that the principal and most important duty of the com mission, besides conducting investiga tions. will be to aid the courts, when requested, in the formation of decrees of dissolution Shark Easily Scared. The fiercest shark w ill get out of the sea-way in a very great hurry if the swimmer, noticing its approach, sets up a noisy splashing A shark is in deadly fear of any sort of liv:ng thing that splashes in the water. Danger in Piano Study. A medical expert contends that jut of 1.000 girls studying the piano be fore the age of twelve, about six hun dred are afflicted with nervous trou bles in later life. “Safety Pin” Long Known. Pins fashioned almost exactly like those of the sort known today as “safe ty pins" have been found in Etruscan and Roman tombs, and the date of these has in some instances, been as signed to a period prior to the Christi an era. True Judgment of Action. Good impulses and good inttntiyr.- do not make action right or safe. In the long run, aeubn Is tested not by its motives but bv its results.—David Starr Jordan. PEACE TERMS FIRM GOVERNMENT is not entering INTO COMPROMISE WITH OF FENDING TRUSTS. SO ASSERTS MR. M’REYNOLDS Attorney General Wants It Understood That in Dealing With Corporations His Department Is Not Yield ing Any Just Claims By GEORGE CLINTON. Washington. Anti-trust legislation Is the great absorbing topic at pres ent in the capital and from letters which come in from the country it seems to be holding the attention of business and professional men every where. It is being discussed in news paper correspondence dally, and in this corresjiondence also It lias been bolding place, because of the manifest interest and in some cases th? appre hension which has been shown con cerning it. Close advisers to tbe president have expressed a pleased assent to the use of the word peace which has appeared so prominently tecently in the head lines of Mr. Wilson's anti-trust plans. The Democrats, however, seem to be fearful leat the j>eople may be led to believe that peace means compromise. Compromise is a word objectionable to Attorney General Mcßeynolds, who j has said that when a compromise is entered into each party to it gives up something for which it has contended as its right. It is becoming a little evi dent in Washington that some of the Democratic leaders fear the change from a virulent policy against big business to one less aggressive will lead men to suppose that the party has weakened in its purpose to make the big corporations behave themselves. The Democrats explain that Mr. Wil- I son’s peaceful words of the last few weeks, and their acquiescence n what j the administration has said, should not be taken to mean that big corpo rations are to be allowed in any re spect to continue to break the law. No Compromise With Wrong. Mr. Mcßeynolds apparently wants it definitely understood that, the gov ernment does not intend to surrender a thing for which it has contended. He glad apparently that there is an op portunity to settle out of rourt many of the cases aguinst The trusts, but he is determined, it is said, that no one shall think his department or the administration la yielding one thing which it does net believe it ‘s right to yield. It is held by the department of jus.ioe officials that in all of the agreements with big corporations thus far reached the department has ob tained all things which if has demand ed. The attorney general lias let It be known that h is hts intention to be guided hv no other policy in any case. Briefly, corporations to escape prosecution must “conJe to Washing ton to agree to proposed terms.” Irt the case of the American Tele phone and Telegraph Company a direct question was put to the attorney gen eral: “On what terms can we square ourselves?” Mr. Mcßeynolds took .a Joog time thinking on this < use and then he told the officials exactly what they would have to do to make their operations comply with the law against the trusts. Jt is said that the company officials sought a compro mise, being unwilliug to give over certain profitable things which they thought under certain constructions might be considered to be within the law. Finally the terms fixed by the attorney general were -ccepted in every detail and the telephone and telegraph people were not particularly sour-faced ovr the surrender situa tion. What happened in the telephone and telegraph case has happened In the New Haven railioad case. ft. is pos sible of course that In some of the details of the arrangement between the government and the corporations there may be found things which have the appearance of compromise from the government end, but the depart ment of justice seemingly Is willing to challenge anyone to produce ade quate proof that, there has been any giving where giving was not right. Adopting Progressive Idea. Some days before President Wil son completed his message on anti trust legislation it became known and was published throughout the country that he intended to recommend tbe creation of an in' terstate business board to look after big commercial affairs in some what the same manner as tln* inter state commerce commission looks after the affairs of the railroads, but with powers more limited than those given to the railroad supervising body. In these dispatches some time ago the exclusive information was given that President Wilson intended to bor row h part of the plan of the new Pro gressive party intended to regulate business. It is believed in Washing ton that there seemingly Is basis for tho belief to be found in :’ae talk of the Democratic leaders, that before the end of the present congress In March. 1915, the powers of the board which the president wants to have ap pointed will be largely increased and that ultimately it. will have a standing equal to that of the interstate com merce commission. The administration apparently has felt that the Progressives of the coun try, led by Theodore Roosevelt, would say it had become a convert to their views if it should recommend the es tablishment of such a board as Colo \ nel Roosevelt and other Progressive All Except Orta The old man had been away to the pasture, counting his pigs, cf which he had a good many. He was not, as every one who knew him said, "a smart man: ' but it was of course sup posed that he was irtelligent enough to count the number of things—and be had not very many—la his posses sion. A neighbor asked him. “Well. Mr Wray how many pigs have you?" Wal. I duano. prezactly,” he re plied. "I counted 'em all except one little runt, and hit kep' runnin' round so l couldn't count hit. " Youth's Com panion. Sra;n Exercise. There has been serious trouble in a certain schoci One of the teachers said h? was no be! ever in the old hackneyed system of teaching. 'that is wanted,” said ho, ”i something which will make the chil dren think and reason for themselves Mere addition and subtraction are too mechanic*!." In accordance with his ideas he gave Ilia pupils one hundred ques- WAUSAI PILOT leaders have advocated from the first. It is thought here that the Democrats believe they can develop this Progres sive plan so slowly as to take axyay whatever capital the Progressives may try to make out of the admin s tration's apparent conversion to one of their ixdicies. Already the Progres sives of the country are saying that President Wilson has begun to steal some of their thunder. Making the Guilt Personal. Today the leaders In congress are still conferring on the matter of strengthening anti-trust legislation ;o as to make it certain that guilt can be made personal. When Theodore Roosevelt v as president of the United States he wu credited with saying that dozens of managers, superintend ents, head bookkeepers and other jun iors in big corporations could be put into jail for violation of the anti trust laws, hut that it would be little less than criminal to put the little fellows in jail and to let the big fellows es cape. Investigations by the attorney gen eral's department in the Roosevelt and Taft days showed that the heads of great corporations which were be lieved to be conducting business in violation of the law had so covered up their personal tracks that they could not be followed by the law and reached by its hand. One of the wortt features of the whole situation was the willingness of the big men so to arrange things that the responsibility should fall on their subordinates, who would have to go to prison If any body w’ent. Now what the Democrats are trying to do is to make (he law so strong that there will be a certainty whet there are law violations that the hi.; fellows can be arrested, after assur ance thal the evidence is right to put them behind the bars. Admittedly, one of the hardest tasks which the Democrats have is the framing of n law that will produce this result. Time and again the guilt of the big men has been known positively and yet it has not been susceptible of proof. Colombian Treaty Not Liked. Day by day tbe belief is grow ing stronger iri Washington that the United States senate will refuse to ratify the treaty with the Co lombian government that the state department has prepared containing a provision for the payment to th; Colombians of $25,000,000 for their loss of Panama and also containing a paragraph of apology from this gov ernment for having recognized the in dependence of Panama “over night.” It. will be remembered by most peo ple that during the Roosevelt admit- Istratiou, when we were trying to se cure a right of way across the isthrnu > for the great interoceanic canal, th-; people of the state of Panama, which was a part of the country of Colom bia, declared their independence, whic-h was instantly recognized by th; United States. Some people have hel l that the revolt of the Panamanian} from Colombian rule and our instant recognition of their status as an it - dependent government were part of l put up job and that consequently ws owed the Colombian government not only money, but an apology because we made the Panamanians' indepenc enee certain by our a;t of recognition, Hannis Taylor, who is acting a* counsel for the Colombian govern ment, is urging that the Unite 1 States not only shall agree to pay tnt; the treasury of the South American country the sum of $25,000,000 for the Panama strip, but shall further sooth; its wounded feelings by humble apo - ogy for an act of the Roosevelt ad ministration. Indorsed later by tne Taft administration and which many senators and representatives seetn fully to believe has been indorsed by a majority of red-blooded citizens cf the United States. Balk Especially at Apology. There are Republicans and Demo crats in the senate whose personal and political relations with Theodore Roosevelt are not warmed by the fires of affection. It will take a lot if pleading, however, to get these men to vote a gift of $25,000,000 to the Colombian people as payment fer something which many Americans think did not belong to them. It can b* said that from all appearances the suggestion of an apology is more re pugnant to the majority of men in con gress. irrespective of party affilia tions than is the thought of the pay ment of money. Men here who have known William Jennings Bryan personally always have maintained that his standards of morality were untouched by hipo.t risy. Mr. Bryan, however, may have had his own angle of vision when he contemplated this Colombian indem nity matter. Men who have made a i study of the whole matter, and some i of them are Democrats and senators, ; think chat if the United States com mitted an immoral act in recognizing ! the independence of Panama, the act was morality itself when set by tie side of the actions of the Colombiats : when Uncle Sam was trying to get | them to grant canal concessions. Why Is the senate of the United j States likely to refuse to apologise ! In the name of this country to tie | Colombians? There are plenty of j Democrats In the senate who wou and I like to join with Mr. Bryan and Mr Hannis Taylor in making an apology, ; were It not for the fact that evo r j since this government recognized the j independence of Fanaraa and “thereby j offended the Colombians,” Democra s ] in congress have been voting for le.g --! islation based on the very act of rec ognition. The majority in congress seemingly would make scores of its members ridiculous if it should vole to give the Colombians a cent and they might stultify themselves if they should vote to tender an apology. tions, of which the following is a specimen: What is it that can go up a spent down, hut cannot go down a spoit up?" The brain fever hospitals there abouts were full of children for wee.tr afterwards, and the teacher was ands missed without a character, yet the answer to the riddle was very simpl? An umbrella. ** Studying Agriculture. “Where’s your son. Miram**" “Going to an agricultural college.' I've hoard them colleges ain't prt<o tical.” “You heard wrong. They put right out in the field. My boy writei that next year they’re going to !•* him take care of center field.” Interesting Relic. "Why are you gazing at that pic ture of Santa Claus?” "It is & landmark." replied *.h statesman. "It is the last trace c £ ii once general tradition that large whls kers signify great wisdom and bene ,f © lence.” KENOSHA CHILD IS BURNED 10 DEATH LILLIAN CASEY, AGED 2. DIES AFTER SUFFERING FOR AN HOUR. TRAGEDY DETAILS UNKNOWN Clothing Ignited in Some Way By Cias Stove—Girl Found Unconscious With All Her Clothing Burned Away. Kenosha. —Lillian Casey, aged ”, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ca sey, was burned to death at the fam ily residence here. The details of the accident will probably never be know r n. The moth er had left the little girl and a small er child ia thu kitchen of the house while she went to one of the upstairs roc iits. A flame was burning in a gas stove on which dinner for the family was being prepared and in some man ner the flames from the stove were communicated to the clothing of the liU'e girl. She made no outcry, but ran through the rooms of the house. The mother, smelling the smoke, went: downstairs and found the charred body of the unconscious child in a hall at the front of the house. She died an hour later without recovering con sciousness. Every stitch of clothing had been burned from the child, and her entire body was a mass of burns. STROKE KILLS F. A. HUTCHINS Founder and First Secretary of Wis consin Free Library Commission Dies at Age of 63. Madison.—Frank Avery Hutchins, founder and first secretary of the Wis consin free library commission and one of the leading educators of the ;;tate, died at his home here after a long illness. A paralytic stroke, de veloping from an accident, which he incurred several years ago, caused his death. Born in Norwalk, 0.. in 1651, Mr. Hutchins came to Wisconsin with his parents when he was 2 years of age and resided in the state until his death. He came into prominence in 1895, when he drafted the free library com mission bill, which was passed by the legislature that year. For two years he served on the commission without compensation, and was then made sec retary. He was also the first secre tary of the Wisconsin Anti-Tubercul osis association, and was one of the prime movers in the advocacy of an association for the safeguard of public health. POWDER EXPLOSION FATAL Deaf Mute Loses All His Finge s While Experimenting With In vention for Flashlight. La Crosse. —E. J. Fitzpatrick, deaf and dumb artist, was fatally hurt when he was blown tip in his study while making an experiment with flashlights. The Majestic building, one of the largest office buildings iu the city, was badly damaged by tbe explosion. Fitzpatrick’s lingers were picked up all about the place. Unable to cry out. he staggered to an office nearby and fell unconscious on the floor. Buys Gas Works. Antigo.—W. C. Maxey of Oshkosh purchased the plant of the Antigo Gas company, sold under foreclosure for $21,000, the exact amount of the mort gage on the property. One of the mortgages, for $20,000, was held by R. H. Hackett of Oshkosh and the other by the Ontro State bank. The present indebtedness of the company and the amount necessary to pay re ceivers’ certificates and expenses of foreclosure and sale will amount to $50,000. Drastic Orders fo r Dodgeville. Madison.—Failure of the Dodge ville Electric Light company to com ply with orders of the railroad com mission for improving service result ed today in a supplementary order directing overhauling of the entire system and the immediate employ ment of an engineer to take charge of the plant. Southern Teachers Meet. Madison.—Some of the strongest available talent has been secured for the Southern Wisconsin Teachers’ as sociation meeting, which will be held here Feb. 13 and 14 at the high school building, and a record attend ance is looked for. Sheboygan Girl Workers Strike. Sheboygan.—Thirty-five girls em ployed in the Ross-Tellinger glove factory went on strike, claiming they have beep working on piece wo*k earning $1 a day and were given work by which they could earn only 72 cents a day. Glertwojd City Justice Dies. Glenwood City.—William Lour!?, one of the earliest settlers of tie town of Emerald, and for many years iustice of the peace. Is dPttd. Officers Are Elected. Cedarourg. —At the annual meet ing of the Ozaukee County Fair as sociation the following officers were elected: President. Char’es Dinc: n : secretary, A. W Horn, and vice-pres idents, Thomas Halpir and George Kaul. Thought to Te Centenarian. Stevens Point.— Valentine NarLoek. who died here, is thought to have been over one hundred years of age. He was only about four feet high. Will Hold Poultry Show. Marion. —The first annual poultry show of the Marion Poultry associa tion will be held here from Feb. 3 to 6. inclusive. The officers of the as sociation are: President, William Fuchs; secretary, L. W Llewellyn, and treasurer. John Manel. Hunter Is Shot. Chippewa Fails. —Fred Rodeger, 20 years old. was accidentally shot ir the groin by a companion while hunting rabbits. DAM OWNER IS SUED MILL OWNER AT WAUKESHA ASKS $20,000 DAMAGES. Say* He Was Not Warned of Open ing of Gates—Flood Washes Out Mill Dam. -Madison. —Attorney General W. C. Owen and Assistant Attorney General J E. Messerschmidt are at Waukesha to represent the state in the suit brought by George Appelbacher against the state and Ephriam Huai phrey of Ocononiowoc for $20,000 dam ages for the loss of his dam in Bark river. Waukesha county, which was washed out on May 27, 1/12. because Humphrey opened the gates of his dam. a short distance above it. with out notice, it is claimed, in order to save his property and that of the state fish hatchery near Ocononiowoc which was being threatened by high water. Appelbacher used his water power to run a grist mill, which lias been lying idle since the dam went out as it ' would not pay to run it by other pow er. Appelbacher petitioned the legis lature to reimburse him for his loss, but that body would not do so. It, however, passed a law authorizing him j to bring suit against the state, and j if his claim was meritorious he could I recover. According to the complaint : iii the suit bi ought by Appelbacher, ! the state had a contract with Hum- j pi rev. owner of the upper dam, *o maintain a certain level of water in j his dam for the benefit of the state | fish hatchery near Ocononiowoc. FIREMEN S BALL IS STOPPED Joker Rudely Interrupts Beloit Fire Fighters Annual Dance—Hunt Mis creant with Bloodhounds. ! Beloit. While Beloit firemen were j tripping the tango, arrayed in boiled shirts and Sunday best, at their bril- j liant annual ball, some practical joker j turned in a false tire alarm from a : remote part of the city. For a time I the ball was broken up. Firemen, in- i censed by the unsympathetic act. caused police bloodhounds to be put ] on the trail, resolving to inttiet pain- ] ful punishment if the fellow should \ be caught. The dogs, recently ac quired for the purpose of tracking ] criminals, took the scent at the fire j alarm box and chased, howling, from the spot, but lost the scent at the \ street car tracks, where it is supposed ! the miscreant boarded a car. After hours of search, however, a posse that , kept up the hunt rather than return | to the dance, declared they had lo cated their man. No arrest was made. Couple Wedded 60 Years. Janesville. —-Mr. and Mrs. George W. Crossman celebrated their six tieth wedding anniversary at the ; home of their son, G. A. Crossman. j Mr. Crossman was born near Utica. Oneida county, X. Y., Nov. 29. 1831. He came to Wisconsin in 1844, set- i tling at Southpart, which is now Ke nosha. The family moved into Rock county, March 3, 1848. He has re- \ sided in the county since. Mrs. Crossman, whose maiden name was | Philena C. Baldwin, was born in Be son, Vt., on Dec. 25, 183 4, and came with her parents ten years later to Wisconsin, settling at Johnstown. Mr. land Mrs. Crossman were married in ! 1854 by the Rev. John Chamber lain. They have one son, G. A. Crossman of Janesville. Rebecca Members to Meet. Green Bay.—The quarterly meeting of tiie district No. 16 of the Rebekah lodges of the state will be held in this city on Feb. 2. Mrs. Bertha Noble, Stevens Point, president trf the state Rebekali assembly, will be present at this time. The district includes the cities of Depere. Kaukauna. Appleton. | Sturgeon Bay, Hortonville, Menasha, | Kewaunee, Peshtigo, Oconto and ! Green Bay. — New Land Mortgage Body. Madison.—Commissioner of Bank- I ing Kuolt issued a certificate author ! izing the First Wisconsin Land Mort ! gage association of Wait Claire with Ia capital of SIO,OOO. The officers I of the association are: President, B. F. Faast: vice-president, J. A Pla.v ter; secretary and treasurer, John Bauman: trustees, T. B. Keith, W. K. Coffin. C. W. Dinger, John Bau man, Frank Conrath, B. F. Faast and J. A. Playter. But One Candidate Left. Appleton. -August Knuppel will be the only candidate whose name will be printed on the ticket at the election for mayor of Appleton on Feb. 3. Former Assemblyman Fred Peterson, second choice at Tuesday’s i primary election, having withdrawn from the field. Knuppel received j twice 3s many votes as Peterson and Westphal together. Plan Dynamite Factory. Marsh field.--Eastern promoters are | endeavoring to interest local capital in Ia dynamite factory to be located near I this city, the idea being to furnish dy- I namite at low prices to farmers for clearing land. Marquette Tax Returns Early. i Madison.—State Treasurer John* : son toda. received from Marquette county SB,OOO as part payment of ! the state tax. This is the first pay ! ment by any county this year. Pickpockets at Racine. Racine. —Pickpockets plied their : t > ade at the C'oulon-Slnnett tight. W. I F. Scheekler of Ives losing his purse I with s3ft and a commutation ticket, | while Clarence Walker of Chicago lost $8.50 and his-return ticket. Drives Bull tr> Scfiv-al. Neenali- —Jay Sturgis of the town ! of Neenali daily drives a big red bull i hitched to a road cart into this city where he is a student at Kimberly i High school. Officers Are Elected. Green Bay.—The Badger Casualty company, in annual meeting here, elected George D. Nan of Greeu Bay, president: E. S. Cos. Iron River. Mich., re-elected vice president; Jo seph J- Helby, secretary and general manager, and John M. Boland, treas ure*. Engineer Hurt in Explosion. Racine -Nick Mark, an engineer. was badly scalded when a blowpipe exploded and enveloped him in steam. TRY TO BLACKMAIL BADGER RICH M ALBERT W. PRIEST. RICH PAPER MANUFACTURER. RECEIVES •THREATENING LETTER. $5,000 OR LIFE DEMANDED Millionaire Laughs at Missive. But Turns It Over to Police to In vestigate—Communication Was Typewritten. Appleton.—Albert W. Priest, mill ionaire paper and pulp manufacturer ot the Fox River valley, has been picked by blackmailers, from whom uc received & typewritten letter demand ing SS,UOC or his life. Mr. Priest laughed when he received the threat ening epistle and turned it over to the police. The letter follows: Mr. A. W. Priest: We demand that you place $5,000 in a certain place or you will be shot. We have worked out tills plot for some time and if you think more of your $5,000 than you do of your life, you wil have to die. We are going to get the *63*00 or your life. Don't think this is a joke, but act quick Have your money ready ami we will send another letter as to where you must leave it. “li you report one word of this your life is ours." The letter as signed “Money or Life." DODGE COUNTY FAIR ANNUAL Sept. 28 to Oct. 2 Dates for This Year’s Exhibition—s4,7so In Purses for Races. Beaver Dam. The stockholders of the Dodge County Fair association at their annual meeting decided to held their annual t'air in Beaver Dam from Sept. 28 to Oct. 2. The sal ary of the secretary, \Y. Harvey, was raised from SBOO to SI,OOO. Of ficers were elected as follows: Presi dent, S. It Webster, Danville; vice president, J. E, Malotv, Beaver Dam; secretary, C. W. Harvey, Beav er Dam; treasurer, H. B. Drake, Beaver Dam. Directors: One year, E. Smith, Randolph; Byron Bar wig. Mayvllle; O. R. Jones, Calamus Two years. S. Porter, Fox Lake; Charles Hawks, Horlcon; F. Soper, Ripon. Three years, B. E. Sampson, Brownsville; 0. J. Sc.hoenfeld, Tren ton; 11. W. Schellpfeft'er, Mayville. It was decided to build a large sheep and swine exhibition barn at the fail grounds. The purses for harness ho’-se races will be $4,750. ROCK RIVER GETS CLEANED Piles for Building on Main Street Bridge Are All Removed De spite Owners' Protests. Janesville. -Despite the protest, of the owners of the lots located it Rock river, where the stores which were destroyed last April were lora ted, the city has completed the work of pulling out the pilings upon which they were built. In some cases they had been reinforced by concrete cas ings aud these were dynamited. The work will clear the river of all ob struction below the new bridgr which will be formally opened soon The action of the city in this direc tion may establish its right to keej the river open at this point, despite the decision of the supreme court, which granted the abutting property owners the right to bijild over tin stream. Claim Big Savina Is Made. Madison. Reductions in the rate? of three street car and interurban companies by the railroad commission give evidence of saving the oatroniz ing public nearly $300,000 annually. The reductions ordered in the case of the Duluth Street railway company ef fects a saving of $15,000. In the case of The Milwaukee Electric Rail way and Light company, the commis sion directed the‘giving of thirteen tickets for 50 cents. The saving from this source amounts to $280,000. In ordering a readjustment of the fares of the Rockford and Interurban rail road company, the commission’s sav ings for the ast year reach $500,000 Coro Damages Refuted. La Crosse. -In Circuit court a jury refused to award L. L. Brown, route agent for an express company. $2,000 damages for the loss of his pet corn. Brown allowed a barber shop chirop odist to remove the corn, which hud been hit constant companion for ten years, but afterward was dissatisfied w ith the job and sought to collect dam ages from the proprietor of tbf "hop. The Jury relumed a verdiel ot no cause, for action. Plan Annual Session. Waukesha. The executive commit tee of the Waukesha Wisconsin Hol stein Breeder*' association met in this city to plan for the annual state con vention, which will be held here on March 4, Will Vote on Commission. Autig.t. Mayor Louis Freilburger lias issued a call-for a special election on Feb. 3 on the adoption of the com mission form of government for this city. Captured Men Escape. Racin'- -After a running fight in wh.Ha> ten shots were fired by tlie two Racine detectives, F. Schultz, 21 years old. ana Ed. Williams. 22 years old, escaped. The po'ice had the young men m tow, but tlmy broke from the officers’ grasp and fled. Chicken Breeders Ask Sipport. Racine. —Chicken breeders of Ra cine will petition the county board for an appropriation in support of the an nual poultry show. Extend Taxpaying Time. Racine. —The time limit, for the col lection ol taxes will be extended to Feb. 28. City Treasurer Klaenhut re ceived a derision from 'die attorney general that the extension is permit ted. The council will grant the ex tension. Less than one-tujid of the local taxe3 have been paid. Elect Rev. A. J. Buxton. Racine.—'The Rev. Albert J. Buxtcu was elected head o? the Racine MiaU i ter s’ union for 1> Practical Fashion:! MISSES’ DRESS. & The front of this pretty frock Is fill ed In with a vest in the new sty'.a the ends extending below the fcirill*. The low drop shoulder has plan sleeves inserted into It, aud the round neck is trimmed with a soft collar. The four gore skirt has a narrow panel in front and is attached to tb blouse with high or normal waiatllnr These frocks are made of serge, cher iot. camel’s hair, wool, eponge, etc. The pattern (6474) is cut in slr.es 14, 16. 18 and 20 years. Medium sire re quires 3 ,-, s yards of 44 inch mafe rial. To procure th's pattern send 10 ren to "Pattern Department,'’ of this* paper. Write name and address plainly, and l* sure to give sue and number of putteris. NO. 6474. SIZE NAME— TOWN ... STREET AND NO. GIRL’S DRESS. Quite in line with the present dtH mands Tor style la this smart frock* with pla'n blouse trimmed with, m wide collar plain full length, or short* er sleeves and a two piece skirt maxtet without fullness. The handsome pla c* cheviots, the brighter colors In serge, velveteen, eponge and wash fabric* are suitable for this dress. The pattern (6481) Is cut lit sizes 6,8, 10. 12 and 14 years. Medium size requires 2 yards of 44 inch nia terial. To procure thi* pattern send M cents to "Pattern Department,’' of this paper Write name and add res* plainly, ami l>a sure to give size and number of pattern. NO. 6481. SIZE NAME TOWN | STREET AND NO STATE Awful Come Down. William Draycotr, playing In ‘L’nd.r Cover,” is a Scotchman. Out- time, while under the Williamson manage ment, lie played the title role in “The Duke of Kllliecraukie” In New Zea land. In one scene be wore kilts such as the Clan Gordon uses. A Scotch man in the audience sought him oit after the first performance aud ex pressed great pleasure a seeing a Scotch actor in kilts. “Oh. it’s fine,” said 'he newcomer. “You’re C. sight to the eye*.” He hung around Draycott evei-y night. Finally, one evening, the actor told him thrs bill was to be changed ‘And what are you going to play now?” asked the other "I’m to appear In a playlet called Madame Butterfly. " said Draycott. “And what pari will you fake?’’ “I’ll be a lieutenant in the United States navy.” “Huh!” came from the ScoL “Ain't it awful coive down f’r you?” German Firm Wins Content. After a most exhaustive search, cov ering a period of several years, beth In this country and Europe, the Amer ican Iron and Steel Mlmuffcturiag company bas awarded to a German lirm the contract for th* largest sin gle electric steel fumaf" for the r* fining of steel ever built in me world It will bo installed at Lebanon, Pa., and will have a refining capacity l from 400 to 80ft tons daily. Th product will be rolled into billets on the new mill now in course of con structlon for use in the manufactnr* of bars, nuts and bolts, spikes, and other products of the compary' fac tories. Handy Boxes. Every living room or library ought to have somewhere in it a handy to* or drawer In it should bo wrapping paper, string stick/*-*, clip*, raueilag* or paste, tags and ’be thousand and one little things that one :s likely tr, want frequently and is inconvenienced by not having if they are haidy in a known place time is sa-ed over again. Have Faith. Nur tr your mind with great thought* To believe in the Iterate makes heroes. —Disraeli.