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SHEREVER a group of grizzled
Union veterans are gathered on
Memorial day to crown with flags
and flowers the graves of their
comrades gone before, the figures
of the two great Americans in
evitably present themselves In
imagination. One is Lincoln, the
other is Grant. With the excep
tion o* Napoleon and Shakespeare
few characters in history have
been so exhaustively written
about as the great emancipator,
but in the American Walhalla a niche near to
his proclaims the fame of the warrior to whom
Lee surrendered.
Rarely does it happen that a man who earns
recognition as a total failure in life afterward
achieves exalted success. This was exactly what
happened, however, to Ulysses S. Grant, whc not
only struggled through many years of grinding
and almost hopeless poverty, but actually fell into
such disesteem on account of his inability to
"make good” at anything, that people generally
w ere disposed to look upon him as an ui desirable
person to employ.
There are people still living in St Louis who
remember Grant as a shabby little man who
brought loads of cordwood into town and sold it
from door to door. He had been a captain in the
army, but had resigned, and at the period in
question he lived on a farm some distance out of
St Louis, on the Gravois road.
But, in order to make it clear how this state of
affairs came about, one must go back a few 6teps
—in fact, to the boyhood of Grant, who was born
at Point Pleasant, Ohio, April 27, 1822. His name
■•"as Ulysses Hiram. His mothed used jokingly
to ,’ay to him: “Be sure you don’t become use
less!" Not much is known about his early youth,
except that at eight year., of age he could ride
horseback standing on one foot. He had remarl-•
able skill with horses, and a story is told of his
volunteering to bestraddle, at a circus, an unman
ageable pony which nobody else dared tackle. At
the bidding of the ringmaster a large monkey
jumped up behind him on the horse, and thence
upon his shoulders, holding on to his hair, but
he hung on like grim death, unperturbed.
Another anecdote has to do with a horse which
his father sent him to buy. “How much did your
father tell you to pay for it?” asked the owner
of the animal. “He told me,’’ replied the boy, “to
offer you SSO, and if you w’ould not take that to
make it $55 or even S6O, if necessary.”
Naturally, the man said that the price of the
horse was S6O. Whereupon the lad added: “Bui.
I have made up my mind not to pay you more
than SSO, and you can take that or nothing.”
He got the horse for SSO.
It so happened that General Hamer, the mem
ber of congress from that district, was a friend
of Grant's father, and he took the trouble to
obtain io>- Ulysses an appointment at West Point.
In sending in the requisite papers, he mixed up
the name of Ulysses with that of his brother
Simpson, so that young Grant found himself put
down on the roster of cadets as U. S. Grant This
accident earner, for him at the Point the nick
name of “Uncle Sam” —afterward abbreviated to
“Sam,” bv worich title of intimacy he was known
for many years after he left the military academy.
He is described at this period of his career as
an undersized, awkward youth, much freckled,
with high spirits, ami very careless about his
dress. Many of his fellow-cadets, who prided
themselves upon birth and breeding, manifested
an inclination to look down upon him, because he
was only a tanner's son. While at the Point he
distinguished himself chiefly by his horseman
ship, and one leap that he made on horseback
is said to remain to this day an unequaled record
at the academy.
Scarce was young Grant graduated from West
Point when he fell in love with a girl named
Dent, the daughter of a man who owned consid
erable farming property on the Gravois road, not
far from St. Louis. Her father did not approve
of the match, but her mother favored it, and the
upshot of it was that they became engaged. Then
the Mexican war broke out, in which Grant fought
with credit, and at the termination of the conflict
he went back to St. Louis and married the young
Six years later, in 1854, he resigned from the
army, and with this separation from the military
service began a long struggle against poverty.
Ke was unable to hold on to any sort of employ
ment, and finally, to help him out, his father-in
law ottered to give him 40 acres of the Dent farm,
on the condition that he would clear the t.mber
off of it. This task he undertook, incidentally
building a log house of four rooms, in which he
lived with his wife and children.
It was at this time that he made a meager liv
ing by hauling wood to town and selling it on
the streets. Usually he was dressed in a worn
out private sc Idler’s uniform. But it is a matter
of record that he never lost his cheerfulness,
though everything he tried seemed foredoomed to
failure. He was defeated in his candidacy for
the piace of surveyor of St. Louis county, and his
later application for appointment as county engi
neer was turned down with the simple indorse
ment, "Rejected.”
At iength he decided to abandon his little farm,
which he had called by the appropriate name of
Hardscrabble, and moved with his family to St.
Louis. There he tried the real estate business,
but, as usual, failed at it. As commonly happens
when a man is persistently unsuccessful, friends
Small Girl’s Dairy Showed Critical
Observation With Much Facility
of Expression.
Tbe great man’s daughter showed
herself a deep thinker, a keen and
critical observer, says a writer in
Century magazine. She wrote in her
"Life is the most interesting thing
In the whole world. And in spring
everything comes to life. It is spring
Condign and Humiliating Punishment
Administered by illustrator and
His Friend Effective.
The late Frederic Remington had a
personality as original and vivacious
as his artistic style. His friends have
scores of amusing anecdotes to tell
of him. It was E. W. Kemble who
Introduced me to Frederic Remington
'n 1890, writes Mr. Augustus Thomas
fn the Century Magazine. The two
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grew chilly. At this Juncture, when things
seemed about as hopeless as they could be,
Grant’s father offered him a jo 3 of clerk in his
leather and saddlery store at Galena, the wages
to be SSO a month. He was glid to accept it.
The year 1860 found Grant keeping the books
in the saddlery store. Everybody looked upon
him as a failure in life, and it ie likely that he
himself shared this opin on. But toon afterward,
when the war broke out he was led to hope that
it might offer him soms opportunity. His first
effort in this direction was to urge i relative to
furnish the small amount of money necessary for
starting a business of selling bread to the mili
tary camp near St. Louis. Meeting with a re
fusal he wont te Springfield. T!I., and asked Gov
ernor Yates to give h.m employment in some
capacity, it mattered not w’hat. The governor
did not look upon hir application with much
favor, but finally directed that he be hired at $3
a day to do odd jobs at Camp Yates.
Little as he could ht.ve imagined it, however,
anew day was about to dawn upon the fortunes
of Captain Grant, as ho was then called. There
was in camp at Mattoon a very unruly regiment
of the Twenty-first Illinois infantry,
which seemed likely to be disbanded because of
its unwillingness to submit to discipline. Grant,
after all, was a West Pointer, and any real knowl
edge of military matters was just then at a high
premium. He was asked if he cared to under
take the Job of commanding the regiment in ques
tion, and promptly accepted the offer, becoming
its colonel.
It did not take him long to get the regiment
into shape. Anybody who attempted to dispute
his authority was soon sorry for it. In July he
had orders to transfer his command to Alton.
The regiment refused :o ride on the freight cars
provided for its transportation, and he made the
men march all the, way. He would not even al
low them to get aboard a freight train when one
came along.
Modesty was always a marked trait of this
military commander. When, some time before
the events just narrated, a friend urged him to
apply for the colonelcy of a regiment, he said:
“Few men are able t) command 1,000 soldiers,
and I am sure I am not one of those.” And yet
the day was to arrive before very long when ho
would command a million men. When asked,
three years later, “What sort of a man is
Grant?” Abraham Lincoln replied: “He is the
quietest little fellow "ou ever saw. He makes
the least fuss of any nan you ever knew. I be
lieve two or three times he has been In this
room quite a while before I knew' he was here.
It’s about so all around. The only evidence you
have that he’s in any place is that he makes
things git! Wherever he is he makes things
In later years, par icularly after he became
president. Grant was careful about his attire, but
during the Civil war he preserved that indiffer
ence to costume which had marked him while at
West Point In the Vicksburg campaign he wore,
in place of the usual military hat and gold co~d,
an old battered “stovepipe,” such as the average
private soldier In his a*my would not have picked
up in the street In his mouth was always a
black cigar, and he jeemed to be perpetually
smoking. A friend of his, in excuse, said: "Such
a stovepipe as Grant’s should be allowed to
J. R. Ringwnlt, author of the “Anecdotes of
General Grant.” says that he was never wounded,
though he constantly and even recklessly exposed
himself. He was not merely brave, but insensi
ble to danger. Of his war horse, Cinclnnatus, he
was devotedly fond. Cn one occasion, while rid
ing through a piece of woods 4 n Virginia during
a brisk engagement, ha and Colonel Dent were
obliged to cross a brook at a place where the
fire of the enemy was concentrated and mur
derous. A piece cf telegraph wire had got twist
now. Mowgli has five kittens. He
baa been off hunting for several days,
and just got home with them today.
We named him Mowgli, Jane Hyde
and I, when he was a kitten him
self. He began with field mice, and
soon learned to find other things.
But now. siuce the kittens, we realixe
Mowgli is a huntress and has become
a mother. But he can nevef seem
what she really Is.
“How often false starts are made
In life!
“Seldom can one make anew start
; illustrators were close friends, and
they understood one another perfectly.
They sat together one night on a
i late train, out of New York, Reming
ton by the car window, and Kemble
next to the aisle. An obstrepeious
commute - : who had been drinking was
disturbing the passengers with his
noise. Neither conductor nor brake
man could make him behave himself;
, the men passengers seemed afraid of
! him. The rowdy grew Intolerable.
I As he passed Kemble's side on his
[ third blatant parade through the car,
Annabelle hatched three weeny ducks
yesterday, though a ben herself.
“Mrs. Cunningham has six of the
darlingest little grunty pigs In her
pen this morning! I was first to
find them. She does not lick or cry
over them, but pronounces in grunts
her love and happiness D. Wether by
came along just as I was nam ng
them. He got up because he’s going
off on the 9.02. Are we saved? D
locked sleepy and cress, and, though
I know mad at me, was polite enough.
If only he never comes back! Rest
Remington react ed out Into the aisle,
and, with a mighty grip, lifted him
from his feet like a naughty boy. and
laid him face downward over Kemble's
lap. Then, as Remlngl.on held the ruf
fian fast, Kemble spanked him, while
the man's legs wrigglel frantically for
a foothold. The correction, prolonged
and vigorous, wiis acclaimed by roars
of laughter from the other passengers.
When it was over. Remington stood
the offender on his feet. The man
began a profane tirade. Before he
had got half a dozen words out. Rem
ed around the off hind foot of Clncinnatus, and
Grant dismounted and untwisted it, examining
the leg in a leisurely and deliberate manner, not
withstanding the protests of his companion.
Then, having mounted again, he said: “Dent,
when you hive got a horse you think a good
deal of, you should never take any chances with
him. If that wire had been left there-a little
longer> the animal would have gone dead lame,
and he mighr. perhaps have been ruined for life.”
To which ]>ent replied: “I am your brother-in
law, and want no favors on that account, but I
shall insist upon looking after your personal
safety, and it’ you are hurt I will try to do better
by you than you did by me in Mexico.’’
This was an allusion to a happening during the
Mexican w r ar, when Dent, having been wounded,
was picked up by Grant and laid for safety upon
a fiat-topped wall, the idea being that Grant
should come back for him later. Unfortunately,
Dent rolled off the wall and broke two or three
ribs, being much worse hurt thereby than by the
shot that had hit him.
During the siege of Richmond, it Is related.
Grant'was making an inspection of the docks at
City Point, and stopped to look at a couple of
negroes who ware trying to roll a barrel of bacon
aboard a boat. They were unable to move it,
and a young lieutenant, standing by, said:
“Push harder, you niggers, or go get another
man to help you.”
The commandcr-ln-ehief of the amice of the
United States thereupon rolled up his sleeves and
helped roll the barrel aboard !he boat, wiped hia
hands on his handkerchief, and walked away. It
was not until later that the lieutenant, to his
great mortification, learned w T ho the man was.
Abraham Lincoln once remarked: “Grant is
the first general I’ve had. I’ll tell you what I
mean. You know how it’s been with all the. rest.
As soon rr I put a man In command of the army
he’d cornc to me with the plan of a campaign,
and about as much as say, ‘I don’t believe I
can do it, but if you say so I’ll try it on’ —and so
put the responsibility of failure or success upon
me. They all w-anted me to be the general.
Now, it isn’t so with Grant. He hasn’t told me
what his plans are. I don’t know, and I don’t
want to know. I am glad to find a man who can
go ahead without me.”
A senator’ll son in one of the departments In
Washington drank hard and was discharged. His
friends gave him up as hopeless, and he came
pretty near to the gutter. Then he reformed, and
struggled hard for years to support his family.
President Grant beard about the case, and sent
for him. He said: “I want to help you. What
can I do for you?”
"I want work,” replied the young man.
"You hall have it. Where would you prefer
to go—in new scenes or old?’’
“Send me, sir, where I left a blackened record.
I could be useful in my former position.”
Grant gave him a note to the secretary of the
department, asking that the young man bb rein
stated. But soon he came back, saying: “The
secretary sent out word that my applies Mon
would go on file.” Whereupon the president, v. Ith
some show cf anger, remarked: “You can t put
your wife and children on file, can you?” and
gave him another note, saying: “Present, this in
person, and bring me an answer.” The answer,
duly returned, was “No vacancies.” Grant wrote
in red ink across the face of the note: “Make a
vacancy or I will.” But, strange to say, even
this did not accomplish any result
No further notes were exchanged, but on the
next day, aftr the cabinet meeting, the president
tapped the secretary on the shoulder, and. Baid to
him: “V.hom would you recommend as your
The secretary, having no alternative, wrote his
resignation. As for the young man, it is related
that he “made good," and rose to a position of
honor an' dignity in the world.
bis soul! He couldn’t think of any
names but Mary, Nellie and Bessie.
I have named the Cunninghams Ivan-
Loe, Jane Eyre, David Copperfleld.
Gorlolanus, Cleopatra, Froufrou. How
! beautiful spring it, with things born
to life!"
Got a Surprise Himself.
Cholly—And was my present a eur
i prise to your sister?
Willie —You bet! Sis said she
never thought you’d send her any
thing so cheap.”
ington had him face down again, and
Kemble was at work as before. That
was enough; and when they let the
iellow go, he rapidly disappeared into
another car.
Blaming the Fashions.
Mr3. Hemmandhaw—l was Just
i*eadtng abcut an odd accident. A
tat man got stuck In a window and
they had to undress him to get him
Hemmandhaw —Huh: I never did
approve of tight saahos.
Occasion Will Be First Time That
Forces of Infantry, Cavalry and
Artillery Have Joined
in Maneuvers.
Madison.—Adjt. Gen. Orlando Hol
way Saturlay said that the mnual en
campment or the Wisconsin National
guard would be held at Camp Douglas
during the week beginning July 18
and closing July 25. He made the £.n
nouiicement alter receiving a letter
from Col. H. W. Green of Chicago, in
command of the central division of tie
regular arny, stating that the war de
partment would, unless something un
foreseen occurred in the meantime, de
tail a company of regulars of the
Twenty-ninth infantry now at Fort
Porter, Buffalo, to come to Camp
Douglas for the encampment if hold
between July 18. tmd 25, and partici
pate with the national guard in joint
maneuvers. This will be the first time
the entire land force of the national
guard, infantry, cavalry and artillery
go into anjal camp together.
Sheboygan Secures Reformed Church
Scho< I Located at Franklin
Since 1860.
Sheboyian.— The Mission House
college, the oldest and largest educa
tional institution of the Reformed
church of the United States, will be
removed to Sheboygan from Frank
lin, an unincorporated village twelve
miles northwest of here, where it has
been loca ed for the last fifty-four
years. This decision, just made by
,the board of trustees of the instiuu
tion ends a controversy which lias
been waged for over three years.
The Mission House college was
established Dec. 6, I>6o. The insti
tution is under the control of the
three synods of the Reformed church
of the United States, the northwest
synod, ti e central synod and the
German synod of the east, but is
supported by the German Reformed
church thiougliout the United States.
Dr. O. H. Eliason Goes to La Crosse to
Investigate Claims Agaii.st
Tuberculin Applications.
La Cros je.—A thorough investiga
tion of th€ charge of irregularities in
the testing of dairy herds for tubercu
losis will be made in La Crosse county
by Dr. O. H. Eliason, state veterinar
ian, who las arrived here. Dr. Elia
son declares that one difficulty in ;he
way of strictly enforcing the tubercu
lin test lav is the small pay given vet
erinarians and inspectors. Dr. Elia
son favors changes in the law r to per
mit communities to test cows for tu
berculosis, making the city, township
j. or county :he unit in testing cows in
stead of the 3tate.
Bar Association Meets June 24,
Wauoau. —The program fci the an
nual meeting of the Wisconsin S:ate
Bar association, which will be held at
Green Bay June 24 and 25, is com
pleted. Tl.e Wisconsin branch of the
American Institute of Criminal Law
and Criminology will hold a meeting
at the same place June 23 and 24.
Anligo Girl Gets First.
Antigo.—Emma Bardell of Antigo
w'on first prize in the southwestern
Wisconsin oratorical contest of the
Wisconsin Lyceum league here. Mary
Graves of v irco’- was secord and Nel
lie Colby cf Ft. Atkinson, third.
Waupaca Takes First in Contest.
New Riihmond. —Leo Johnson of
Waupaca took first placa in the state
declamatory contest of the Wisconsin
Lyceum bureau here. Frank McNally
of New’ Richmond was second and
Maxw’ell C oodrich of Ft. Atkinson,
River Boat Is Beached.
Oshkosh.—The passenger steamer
Anona struck a deadhead about four
miles out of Winueconne and was
beached or a small island in the Fox
River. There were three passengers
; aboard.
State Bank Authorized.
Madison.—Commissioner of Banking
, Kuolt issued a certificate authorizing
the States Bank cf Gilman, Taylor
| county, to begin business with SIO,OOO
| capital.
Fire destroys Tailor Shop.
| Elroy.—".'ne tailor shop of C. C.
Kautz was destroyed by fire caused by
! the explos on of gasoline. The mer
chandise stock of K. O. Knutson and
the shoe stock of L. Llllehammer were
Japanese Professor Speaks.
Madison —Dr. Shosuke Sato, rector
of the Coliege of Agriculture at Sap
poro. Japtn, spoke to University of
Wisconsin students on the raoral and
religious regeneration of Japan.
Gives Autos to Friends.
Edgerton.—The generosity of Miss
Florence ?hild, supposed to be >:he
wealthiest woman in Edgerton if not
in the state, is again demonstrated
by the purchasing of five automobiles
of a local 3rm and presenting them to
her friendi.
Western Bankers to Meet.
La Cros3e. —The annual meeting of
group 7 of the Wisconsin Bankers’ as
sociation will be held in tins city
June 3.
Rules on Eugenic Lav*.
Madison.—The attorney general to
day gave an opinion for t&e district
attorney of Burnett county, that the
eugenic law’ does not forbid a Wiscon
sin man fiotn going to Minnesota, mar
rying a Minnesota girl, and returning
to Wiscor sin.
Tetanus Victim Dies.
Fond du Lac. —Mrs. Sarah Graham.
17 years >ld, stepped on a rasty ail!
two weeks ago and is dead, as m re
enlt ot I®tanas.
State Supreme Court Rules That
Where Baker Law Ratio Is Ex
ceeded Surrender Is Final.
Madison. —When a property used
for saloon purposes is abandoned for
three years, au attempt is n ade to
again use it as a saloon and there is
already an excess of the number of
saloons in that locality allo\’*“* v ~ the
Baker law, no license may legally „'e
issuea, even if on the date when tr>e
Baker law went into effect the prem
ises were devoted to saloon purposes,
according to a decision of the Wis
consin supreme court.
The case arose in the town of Wa
beno, Forest county. The town board
granted William Koch a license for
the year beginning July 1, 191”, and
the validity of that license wns at
tacked. At the trial it was shown
that the premises occupied by Koch
were used for saloon purposes on
June 30, 1907, when the Baker law,
limiting the number of saloons in any
licensing district to one to each 250
inhabitants or fraction thereof, but
permitting existing saloon locations
to be relicensed as long as used for
saloon purposes, went into effect. The
Koch premises were not used for sa
loon purposes from July 1, 1907, until
Jan. 24, 1911, when the town board
again granted a license for a saloon
there. When the Baker law went in
to effect there were ten saloons in the
town of Wabeno, but when Koch was
arrested there were eleven saloons
there. The population of the town is
The court holds that the nonuse of
the building for saloon purposes for
three years is a virtual abandonment
of the building for the purpose and
hence the village board could not law
fully relicense it.
Woman Member of Hoodoo Party
Leaps From Auto at First Inti
mation of Danger.
Racine. —Superstitious fear of the
number “thirteen” prompted Mrs.
Robert Sander to leap from an auto
bus at the approach to the open draw
of the Main street bridge, sustaining
serious injuries and being taken to a
hospital in an unconscious condition.
Mrs. Sander with thirteen other
guests had been in attendance at the
wedding of her brother, Edward
Thompson, and when the “joy ride”
was proposed, she at first objected on
the ground that there were just thir
teen in the party. Consenting, after
much reluctance, she became so un
nerved when the machine approached
the open draw, that she leaped back
ward from her seat, striking on her
Commission May Decide No Further
Hearings in Badger Cities
Are Necessary.
Madison. —Senator Howard Teas
dale of Sparta, chairman of the Wis
consin vice commission, is in Madi
son arranging for a meeting of the
commission here on May 27. All the
members of the body are expected to
attend and plans will be made for fur
ther work. Mr. Teasdale said that to
hearing would be held hero at pres
ent, if at all. Hearings by the com
mission have been held in Superior,
La Crosse, Ashland, Rhinelander and
Sheboygan. It may be that when the
committee meets next week it will
conclude that no further hearings are
State License Granted.
Madison. —No club or association
can furnish liquor to its members
without a liquor license. The holding
of a United States government license
by a club operating in dry territory
is prima facie evidence of a violation
of the excise laws of this state. These
statements were made by Attorney
General Owen in an opinion to Dis
trict Attorney R. N. Nelson, of Dane
Osteopaths Pick Woman.
Fond du Lac. —For the first time in
its history, a Wisconsin osteopathic
association elected a woman for its
president, Dr. Ora L. Gage, Oshkosh,
being the choice.
Find Vein of Iron Ore.
La Crosse. —An iron ore vein, twen
ty feet below the surface anl 100 feet
through, has been discovered on the
farm of Tolef Anderson, near Victory,
this county.
Parole For Madison Physician.
Madison. —The state boarj of con
trol at W'aupun granted a parole to
Dr. A. R. Law of Madison, who is serv
ing a three year term in the state
Sunstroke Case Appealed.
Mrdison. —An appeal has been taken
:'rom ttc judgment of the industrial
commission in the compensation case
of Albertina Tank against the indus
trial commission and the city of Mil
Duck Lays Black E(igtt.
Skidmore. —Mrs. Martin Carden, a
successful poultry raiser, is the own
er of a duck that lays black eggs. It
i, \jl the common white variety and
exactly like its mates.
Cadets to Honor Veterans.
Lake Geneva. —Sunday Memorial
day exercises were gvea for the
Grand Army of Walwort i -county by
the officers and cadets the North
western Military and Naval academy
at Lake Geneva.
Girl Champion Speller.
Ashland. —Eleanor Lampson San
bsrn is the champion speller c f coun
ty schools in Ashland count}'. She
will be a .guest of state fair officials
at: Milwaukee in September
Want Road Aid Repealed.
Manitowoc.—The county board in
session here asks the next legislature
to repeal the state highway law.
Seven petitions, representing that
number of towns, were presented to
the board at it r meeting.
Fry Will 3e Planted.
Janesvil) —The newly organized
Junesville Rod and Gun club has se
cured a half carload of fry from the
state hatchery at De'afleld, whl-ch will
be received for planting in Hock river.
Conference of Karel Supporters Held
in Milwaukee—Sentiment in
Favor cf Holding a State
Convention Shown
Milwaukee. —Judge John C. Karel
is a candidate for the democratic
nomination for governor. He made
his announcement at a conference of
friends and supporters from all parts
of the state who gathered here. The
judge’s announcement was made in re
sponse to a call that he become a can
didate signed by 10,752 names of demo
crats from the state, without includ
ing Milwaukee county.
Aside from the announcement of
Judge Karel’s candidacy the time of
the convention was taken up by a dis-,
cussiou of the subject of a state con
vention. It was shown to be the sen
timent of a large majority of those
present that a state convention should
be held and a motion was adopted
calling on those members of the
state central committee who were
present at the conference to urge on
the democratic state central commit
tee, at its meeting June 1, the advisa
bility of calling a convention.
Among those present from the state
were Assemblyman James Dolan,
Platteville; Senator L. G Kellogg,
Ripon; Assemblyman A. M. Paul,
Frank Morris, Milton Junction; D. H.
Grady, Portage; P. A. Eadour, Oconto;
Dr. O’Reilly. Merrill; H. G. Fischer,
John F. Walsh, W. S. Henry, Jeffer
son; L. A. Lange, E. W. Clark, Fond du
Lac; Ed Kretlow, Wausau; S. Holmes
Daubner, Waukesha; Col. El. I. "Weed,
D. McDonald, W. C. Kimball Oshkosh;
C. G. Wilcox, Depore; Assemblyman
J. C. Guidice, Schleisingerville; J. Ma
honey, La Crosse, and others.
University of Wisconsin Co-eds Wel
come Spring With Exercises
on Campus at Madison.
Madison. —The green of the upper
campus was a fairyland when the Uni
versity of Wisconsin women held their
annual May fete. A class inarch, led
by the seniors in cap and gown, be
gan the festivities. Celebrating the
triumph cf spring the next group of
dances suggested the gradual change
from the dull browns and soft greens
of early spring to the bright hues of
the long, warm days. The closing
maypole dance, belonging by tradition
to the freshmen, was a joyful, weaving
mass of bright color. And the pole
about which the gay dancers reveled
was taken from the firsr. tree cut down
when clearing the ground for Lathrop
hall. The presentation, g.ven under
the direction of Miss Blanche M.
Trilling, director of the women’s gym
nasium, was prepared for in regular
class periods. No extra prhctice was
required of the participants. The cos
tumes, planned and made by the de
partment of home economics, were fur
nished without'cost to the girls.
The May fete celebration was first
held at the University of Wisconsin
in 1905 and has now become a regu
lar university function. .Added inter
est was given last year by developing
a connected theme in the groups of
Stocking of Lakes and Streams Near
Superior With Game Fish
Brings Results
Superior.—The time and energy ex
pended in the last few years by mem
bers of the Douglas County Fish and
Game Protective league stocking the
lakes and streams of the county with
fish are beginning to show big results,
according to fishermen returning
from angling expenditions to points
near Superior. It is estimated that
during the last three years more than
1,000,000 fry, principally trout, have
been planted and these are now
reaching the size where they furnish
pleasurable activity for those respon
sible for their presence in local wa
ters, as well as the visiting followers
of Izaak Walton. Even the St. Louis
river, which had been all but “fished
out,” is yielding good catches and the
streams and lakes further inland are
doing better than ever.
42 Graduate at Antigo.
A.ntigo.—Forty-two will graduate
from Antigo high school June 4. The
class mono is "Not at the Top, But
Shipment of Furs Disappears.
Eau Claire. —Twelve hundred dol
lars’ worth of furs shipped by express
from Eau Claire to a Milwaukee firm
disappeared mysteriuosly between
here and Chippewa Falls. Investiga
tion so far has revealed no clew.
Heavy Rains Check Fires.
Wausau. —Almost two inches of rain
in upper Wisconsin valley effectually
checked forest fires. The dry ground
absorbed much of the water and there
is no fear of flood.
High Price Paid for Beef.
Monroe. —A p.-ice of $12.50 a pound
was paid for a prize Holstein bull by
Fritz Karien of this city. The animal’s
weight is estimated i.t about 1,200
pounds, which figures a total of
Antigo Cads Bond Election.
Antigo.—A special election to con
firm the action of the old council in
the purchase of the water works from
W. G. Maxcy was called for June lt>
at the commissioner's meeting.
Pope Greets Bisiop Fox.
Green Bay.—A dispatch from Rome
rays that Biibop J seph J. Fox of.
Green Bay, Wis., Bishop John McCort
of Philadelphia and Bishop John Ward
of Leavenworth, Kas., have been re- j
ceived in private audience by the
pope. ;
Summit Pioneer Diet.
Oconomowoc. —Ja*ob Hni, pne eZ
the pioneers of Wauke3ha county an<
of Summit township, passed away to
day at his home in Dousma:r
Many Combinations In Which The/
May Be Employed — Stuffed With
Beef, Veal, Chicken or Flail
They Are Delicious.
Green peppers are used with equal l
success as a decoration and as aj
foundation. There are numberless
combinations that may be worked out!
with peppers, and they should be used
in some form ©very day during that
A pepper roJlsh may be mac e ey
chopping the peppers quite fine, either
alone or with cucumbers, onions of
green tomatoes. After being seeded!
and all scalded the chopped peppers*
are salted very dightly and covered
with boiling vinegar. A little
radish may be added.
To make pepper vegetable has!i rurf
through a food chopper sufficient ool<*
boiled potatoes and uncooked seeded
peppers to make three-quarters of a!
pint each. Add a quarter of a pint rtf
chopped onion and the pepper Juice.!
Mix and season with salt Mel t two
tablespoonfuls of butter In a frying pan,
then two tablespoonfuln of milk or*
stock. Cook until browned on one
side, then turn It over like an omelet
and brown on the other side.
Almost anything may be used for
filling In peppers. Finely shaved pep
pers are a good addition to almost
any salad, and a particularly good
sandwich Is made from any sort of
coarse flour bread well bu terel and
with a filling of shaved peppers, over
which a little olive oil lias beet*
dripped. Peppers are also very good
when fried in olive oil and served
with beefsteak. They may be mixed
with onions and piled around the 1
steak In a covered dish and left to
Stuffed With Beef.—Take one on
ion, eight green peppers, one pound
of lean raw beef, one egg une tea
spoonful of salt, one-elghtL teaepoon
ful of pepper, one tablespoonlul ot
onion grated or chopped very fine.
Cut off the tops of the peppers and
remove the seeds. Mix ihe meat with
the egg and the seasoning and f 11 the
peppers with this mixture. Piit the
onion In the stewpan and Just cover
with water. Put the peppers In this
and stew until they are done.
Stuffed With Veal or Chicken. —
Take some ituge peppers, soak them
a few days in salt and water, changing
the water constantly to make them
less pungent. Cut out the velr that
makes them so hot and stuff them
with finely chopped veal or chicken
seasoned with salt, butter, a little
onion and parsley, some sweet herbs
and crumbs of bread. Stuff the pep
pers and fry in butter. Serve with a
rich gravy.
Stuffed With Salmon. —Cut the stem
end from groen peppers and scoop
out the seeds. Make a salad with
one can of salmon, one teaspoorful of
pepper seeds, on? cupful of chopped
celery and sweet pickles. Mix: with
thick mayonnaise. Stuff the pepper
shells and serve cn lettuce leaves. A
stuffed olive or piece of parsley may
bn tucked in the end of the pepper
as a garnish.
Stuffed With Oysters.—Remove the
stems and seeds from sirs green pep
pers. Parboil twenty-five oysters In
their own liquor and season with salt.
Chop fine half of a large pepper and
one very small onion, and fry in but
ter. Mix the fried pepper and onion
and oysters together, and add bread
climbs until the stuffing is of suit
able consistency. Stuff the peppers,
dot with butter and bake until brown.
These may be served with tomato
sauce or with cream sauce.
Baking Powder Biscuits
Three cupfuls of flour, one tcaspoon
ful salt and one of sugar ard four
teaspoonfuls of baking powder. Mix
dry ingredients thoroughly, then work
in well one heaping tiblespoonful of
lard. Mix, not too soft, with milk;
shape with the hands, put Into pan
and bake 20 to 30 minutes in quick
Prune Roly Poly.
Cook one-half pound of prunes untl!
tender, stone and add a cup of sugar
and juice of half a lemon. Make a
dough from two cupfuls of flour, two
tea-spoonfuls of baking powder and
a heaping tablespoonful of butter. Roll
out; half an inch thick, cover with
the prunes, roll together, steam one
hour and serve. a
Buttermilk Bread.
I3ift four cupfuls flour, add ono-fourth
teaspoonful salt, one teaspoonful
sugar, one teaspoonful soda, two tea
spoonfuls of cream of tartar, one well
bentan egg and enough buttermilk to
make u soft dough. Knead lightly, lay
on a buttered tin and bake In hot
oven 35 minutes. This makes one
Tomato and Anchovy Salad.
Peel tomatoes, scoop out Inside care
fully, sprinkle Inside with salt and
allovr to stand in a cool place half an
hour or longer. Fill tomatoes with a
mixture of finely chopped celery and
mayonnaise, adding a little caviar, if
desired. Place on lettuce and garnish
with mayonnaise and two anchovies
placed across the top.
Lemon Tarts.
Mix w?H together the Juice and
graced rind of two lemons, two cup
fuls of sugar, two eggs and the crumb*
of sponge cake, beat it all together
until smooth, put into 12 pattypans
lined with puffpaate and bake until
the crust Is done.
When You 801 l Cabbage.
When boiling cabbage try placing a
small vessel of vinegar on the back
of the stove. The odor of the cabbage
will not be so unpleasant If this la
To Remove lodine Stains.
[f lodine is spilled on linen or cot
ton, pour boiling hot starch ovor stain.
Repeat twice within ai hour, and the
stain will disappear.—Mother's Maga
Keeping Bciascn: Handy.
A colored ribbon tied to sc ssora
will save many minutes otherwise
spent in looking for them, especially
If they are used by children, who
forget where they have left them
A bit of ribbon is always sure to
show where scissors are half bidden
urdrr sewing or papers.
To Remove Finger Marks.
TANARUS je easy to remove finger narks
from woodwork by applying a clean
cloth dipped In kerosene. Then wipa
wrii-h a cloth wring out of hot vatet.

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