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S WE crossed Palestine, riding over those ancient byways that wind through hill and dale leading to the (& holy city, we were deeply impressed by the pilgrims—not only by their numbers but by their very air of wPjft'X pa lent eagerness—as they trudged \u>~y the dusty roads footsore and weary. As we neared the city we knew that yW Jerusalem was already filled to over . flowing with these pilgrims, because wm the roads leading into the city were lined on either side with crowds of jT these pilgrims camping in the ditches, 1 with their pots and pans and bedding. Although it was midday when we arrived and the sun beat down mercilessly, many of these tired pilgrims had spread a small scarf or shawl across sticks and were, sleeping in its shade. Still they continued to flock into the city, carry ing palm branches in their hands, until all the highways round about Jerusalem were lined with these weary but devout people. One could not help pitying them, while at the same time admiring their wonderful devotion. Thousands of them had walked hundreds of miles through Russia and across inhospitable Turkey, being treated in the latter place more like dogs than human beings. If there is one thing above another a Turk hates, something that arouses his Mohammedan indignation, it is the sight of these Christians, devout members of the Greek church, plodding afoot across the sultan’s domain with but one thought in view —to kiss the tomb of Christ. You can only marvel at their religious zeal which enabled them to withstand the tortures of a long journey and the abuse of the cold-blooded Turks. Fortunately, our quarters had been reserved long in advance, otherwise we. too. would have been forced to camp among the pilgrims beside the highway. As these pilgrims come in sight of the Holy Land they fall upon their knees, fac ing the Jerusalem they love, so simple and beau tiful is their faith. Jerusalem’s places of interest during the Easter week are many. They are made memorable through their association with Christ on and prior to the day of his crucifixion. We first vis ited the Garden of Geths-mane. where, so many years ago, he went to pray, Not my will, but thine.” This is really a very small plot of ground, about twentvflre feet square, containing many flower beds and some extremely old olive trees. Always kept in good order, on the occasion of Easter this hallowed garden is made glorious with beds of flowers in full bloom. There is also he Via Dolorosa, or "the street of sorrows," through which Christ passed on his way to Calvary. Along this street are the vari ous stations of the cross, recording the incidents In this memorable journey. Then there is the Church of the Holy Sepul cher, where the elaborate Easter ceremonies are held This church is in reality a massive build ing containing vast congeries of churches, chapels and shrines in which the various sects worship. There are within these walls thirty seven so-called “holy places,” although it must be said that there is a grave question as to the authenticity of many of these. As we approached the outer gates of this church we were annoyed by the painfully incon gruous note which was struck by the deafening medlev caused bv the yelling and screaming of dealers in "articles de piete," or, in other words, ‘ holy ’•elica.” All sorts of venders were shout ing at the tops of their voices and eagerly clutching at all comers In their frantic endeavors to make a sale—representative descendants, in deed. of they who once made the irmple "a house of merchandise." SPRINGTIME OF THE WORLD Land That Wat Filled With Loneli ness Made Quick With Life and Keen-Eyed Joy. life is visibly released, and ve are eye-witnesses of creation at work. We see the earth touched with color, and greenness sweeping over the land. Now the wayside flowers spring up. rained upon and glad of the sun. And the eve of man is gladdened by inter vale and fertile field, and the long nation really too rich Much Truth in Remark That Edison Recently Made About the United State*. Thomas A. Edison told the truth In the form of a paradox the other day when discoursing about the causae of our embarrassment in the matter of dye stuffs and other chemicals as a result of the European war shut ting off or greatly curtailing our ac customed supplies from Germany. Knowing that during the days of the actual Easter celebration we would have little oppor tunity to s. e these things, owing to the great crowds, we took occasion to visit them the day following our arrival. Among the principal places of Interest In the Church of the Holy Sepulcher are the supposed tomb of Christ, the stone of unction, the holy sepulcher, the Greek church, the chapel of St. Helena and Mount Calvary. The first of the Easter services in the holy city consists of the "washing of feet.” This occurs on the Thursday before Good Friday. It is a Greek ceremony, short and unexciting, and takes place in the courtyard of the church Not withstanding that It is unexciting, every available space in the courtyard and every commanding window and rooftop was occupied as the Greek patriarch bathed the feet of twelve of his priests as they were seated upon a little platform. On the next day—Good Friday—we witnessed the Latin ceremony of the crucifixion. This is interesting in a way, but somewhat shocking to the occidental idea. This ceremony takes place over what is said to be the actual site of tho crucifixion. It is performed before a cross on which a dummy figure has been nailed. At the conclusion the figure is taken down from the cross and placed in a white sheet, the crown of thorns and the nails drawn from the "hands" and "feet" being placed on silver salvers. After this a procession is formed which leads to the stone of unction, where sermons are delivered in six different languages. Saturday afternoon we witnessed the ceremony of the "holy fire," to the minds of the pilgrims the most important of all. There is a certain impressiveness about It, but the grandeur is lost In the mad struggle between the Latin and Greek worshipers that changes what should he a solemn ceremony into a veritable mob scene. At the time we were there much talk was heard of either abandoning this ceremony or greatly modifying it, and I must confess that all of our party agreed that unless it could be conducted in an orderly manner It should certainly be aban doned. There is an old tradition in Jerusalem that long after Christ had arisen and departed from the holy sepulcher holy fire from heaven was seen to descend into the sepulcher. Time has deprived this tradition of the greater part of its weight, but it must be admitted that many of the poor faithful but ignorant pilgrims still be- green Janes of linden. Not all the gathered snows and punishing winds can thwart this coming of the spring. All the tides of being are rolling in to the flood. Now there returns the wildness that leaps at life as a hunt ing dog let loose from the leash. The breezes tumble down from the great hills Their cool has been nourished in the rich green pines, and has lifted i off the hiddec mounds of snow in I dark ravines. All the spacious spread lof lawn and meadow, white sea lapped beach and lifting hill is vi Said Mr. Edison, who has already met the shortage of carbolic acid in his own business by making it: “The trouble with us is we have been too wealthy. We have not been so ready to grasp our opportunities. We are beginning to realire our mis take. We are beginning to use raw materials formerly wasted by work ing them Into commodities hitherto bought from Germany." What Mr. Edison meant is illus trated by the remark, quoted recently, of Professor Allen Rogers, a chemist. ZtiZ' rcuz&j brant The land that was full of lone liness is quick with life and through the fresh morning there moves a keen eyed joy. But what we witness in the silent upsprtnging of the wayside and forest is revealed today in the heart of man. says Collier's Weekly. We. too, are in a springtime blown upon by fresh winds. That marvelous and many-hued spectacle of the busy spring is but the garment of the God who works through the thoughts of men and touches them for renewal. The bleak ages have gone, and the that “if one of our great steel com panies would save the benzol it is now burning or allowing to escape" we would have the material needed for an American coal tar dye industry. It is illustrated again by the history of the German "potash" mines. They were originally salt mines. Their deposits of “sodium chloride.” or common salt, were becoming ex hausted. Their owners faced a loss of Income- They sought deeper de posits. They didn't find “salt,” but they did find great beds of “potassium mjxu&xoM lieve the flames they wit ness to be literally holy fire. We secured a good van tage point from one of the upper balconies, and by two o’clock the church was filled to overflowing with a zealous yet excit able mob. The Greek patriarch, accompanied by the Armenian high priest, entered the holy sepul cher, and instantly there was a hush throughout all the church. On either side of the sepulcher are holes, and soon flames ap pea r e and through these holes. Instantlythe strug gle commenced. To us It was a terrible sight to see the pilgrims fight to get near the holy flame Each pilgrim held a candle, and his heart’s desire was to light this candle by the holy 'ire. Within ten minutes the thousands struggling around the holy sepulcher inclosure had lighted their candles, and the church was a mass of tiny lights from each of these candles. We were told that much better order had been maintained on this Easter during the holy fire ceremony than ever before, and we could but wonder what some of the past ceremonies were like, since five persons were removed on stretch ers while we looked on, having been severely in jured by being pushed down and trampled on by the struggling mob. It was interesting but by no means comfort ing to note the hatred exhibited on every hand by the Turks. We watched the line forming for a procession where the Turkish soldiers were drawn up as a guard, much as city policemen keep back the crowds during a parade in this country. When ever a Turk got in the crowd he was well handled and assisted to a vantage point if he cared to see, although for the most part the Turks would not deign to look upon it. Whenever of the Christians was pushed by the crowd into the line of Turkish soldiers he was promptly and effective ly pounded with the butt of a rifle. Not openly, but rather surreptitiously, the • soldier stared straight, front at. the same time he maliciously and viciously jabbed backward with rifle butt, generally grievously hurting whoever was unfor tunate enough among the pilgrims to be crowded against the lines. Above all it was the Armenians who were thus abused. On Sunday morning there were more cere monies In the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. These ceremonies were conducted in many lan guages, and the vestments worn by the priests were unusually gorgeous. At noon on Sunday the Easter week ceremonies were over for the year. An hour later the great army of pilgrims was flocking out of the city. In all directions they were traveling with their few belongingsrin bundles, hut by far the greater number journeyed out on the highways that led across the Holy Lard and into Russia. By night not a pilgrim remained, while all along the roads round about the holy city were left the litter and the ashes of the campfiren where so many thousands had encamped during the week. The next day Jerusalem became the same quiet, sleepy city that it was when the man of sorrows rode into it and was taken be fore Pilatq. race of men itself is visibly planning a resurrection. Out of the dust of its dead things it rises to a fuller life. Its ancient enemies are ir. re treat. Hate is dying, poverty is pass ing. the disinherited have found a voice. As out of a stormy night, we draw- near a light and warmth for men. salts.*’ It was useless for preserving meats and other uses of common salt Uses had to be found for it. They were found in the manufacture of fer tilizers. Now there are plenty of such de posits la this country, but they were not worked. We could “afford” to buy In Germany, and we neglected our home resources. Now when we are compelled to turn to them It takes time to develop them. We were, as Edison said, too wealthy for ouj own welfare. —Chicago Racord Herald WAUSAU PILOT DISCUSS FORESTRY AND WATER POWER SENATOR HUSTING SPEAKER BE FORE MADISON SATURDAY LUNCH CLUB. REFORESTRATION IS UGAL Rational Policy May Continue Despite Supreme Court Decision, Says Anderson—Raps Lobby of Foes of Plan. Madison, March 30, 1915. United States Senator Paul A. Husting, former State Senator T. W. Brazeau, Grand Rapids and Douglas Anderson, member of the assembly In 1913, discussed the waterpower and forestry question before the Saturday Lunch club. Senator Husting defended the present law on conservation of wa terpower, the enactment of which he effected two years ago. Mr. Brazeau, Grand Rapids, now attorney and leg islative representative of waterpower interests, presented the views of cap italists who assert that their inter ests are not sufficiently cared for in the present statute and that the law does no offer enough reward for in vestment to encourage development of the remaining unused power op portunities in,the state. Says Reforestration Legal. Mr. Anderson declared that not withstanding the decision of the su preme court, it is possible for the state to continue a rational forestry policy, and that in the portion of the state where the proposed reserve lies there is sufficient land of low ag ricultural value to form a fairly com pact tract, which can be used for for estry at little additional expense to the state and without inflicting hard ship upon the people in or near the areas affected. He said that harm had been done to the cause by publi cation in the state forester’s report two years ago of a map for a pro posed 1,000,000-acre forestry dis trict which included much land avail able for agriculture. The anti-forestry lobby, which drew rich sums from the counties af fected and which had been stirred up to strong opposition to the state forestry program, was denounced by the speaker as more interested in keeping the matter up in the air in definitely than to reach a settlement and enable progress being made on some acceptable and wise policy. Report Is Reviewed. Mr. Anderson reviewed the report of the special investigating commit tee of the legislature and of the soil survey made by the experts at the college of agriculture, and showed that there is a fairly solid tract of about 386,000 acres in the western portion of Vilas and somewhat less than two townships in the central northern part of Oneida county, which is classed as being about 80 per cent marsh or of low agricul tural value. Of the 78,000 acres in this tract listed as good agricultural land about 80,000 acres is so situated as to make it feasible to eliminate it from consideration, and allow it to be left for agricultural develop ment. Assembly Passes Stemper Bill. The assembly passed the Stemper amendment to the Baker law, legaliz ing 200 saloons in Milwaukee and a total of about 1,000 in the state. The vote was 48 to 37. A reconsideration of the vote will be asked. The bill now goes to the senate. At the same session the bill creating a dry zone of three-quarters of a mile about the Na tional Soldiers Home was sent to in definite postponement. The vote was 62 to 38. The fight over the Stemper amend ment was bitter and marked by a call of the house. Just before the final vote was announced, Assemblyman Hans Laursen changed his vote for the purpose of attempting a reconsid eration of the ballot. This, it is ex pected, will fail. Second Choice Repeal Favored. Anew bill was introduced in the senate which permits the employment of women between the hours of 6 a. m. and 9 p. m. for a maximum of thirty days during the year. The Bichler bill to do away with second choice voting was reported out for passage. Action on the bill to make the Evening Wisconsin of Mil waukee the official state paper was de ferred. A bill giving county boards authority to appropriate money for the construction of highways was passed. Senator Otto Bosshard saved his bill to appropriate $2,000 to the stale game farm and the measure will be given further consideration by the commit- Neenah Pioneer Dies. Neenah. —Noel C. Coats, a resident of this city more than sixty years, is dead at the age of 82 years. He was a civil war veteran, being a member of company D, Forty-first Wisconsin infantry. Train Wrecked at Windsor. Portage.—Thirteen loaded cars on the Milwaukee road went into a ditch at. Windsor. The train crew escaped injury. The wreck was caused by a broken brake beam. j Sentenced on Changed Plea. Wausau. —W. A. Campbell chang ed his plea of not guilty to guilty to the charge of making a false affi davit in a suit for divorce and re ceived a sentence of two years in state prison. Leaves Many Descendants. Depere.—Mrs. August Nohr, aged 87, of Lark, near here, died 3 few days ago. She leaves eight children, fifty-one grandchildren and fifty-two great grandchildren. Bank Plans Buildings. Shawano.—The state bank estab lished at Boulder recently has ap proved plans for a building to be erected at once. Architect Fritz' plans provide for a structure 23x43, two stories high, of br ck and con crete. Cavalry Veteran Is Dead. River Falls. —Charles Nichols, one of the few surviving members of Com pany G. Fourth Wisconsin volunteer cavalry, is dead. tee on judiciary. The money will be used to double the size of the game farm and fence it in. The bill to prohibit hunters from hunting on enclosed lands caused con siderable debate and was then return ed to committee for further considera tion. Dry Bill Killed. The Frederick bill to prevent ship ment of intoxicating liquor into dry territory was before the assembly with a favorable report, but Carl Han sen moved indefinite postponement and the motion prevailed on roll call, 62 to 25. The Kubast bill, authorizing disolu tion of free high school districts was ordered to engrossment and the Mc- Gowan bill, relating to divorce, was in definitely postponed. Action on the Hambrecht bill in creasing tuition for non-resident stu dents at the university was deferred. The Whitman bill, permitting do mestic insurance companies to pay of ficials more than $25,000 per year con curred in. , Assemblyman C. A. Budlong intro duced a joint resolution in the assem bly putting a stop to lobbying by em ployes of departments and institutions when bills are up affecting their de partments. Bar Employes of State. Assemb'lyman C. A. Budlong of fered a joint resolution, which was adopted under suspension of the rules, to keep state employes out of politics. The resolution provides that “No employe, either of the state or of any state department or institu tion. shall attempt to influence any member of the legislature to vote, for or against, any proposed legisla tion, nor shall any such employe be heard before any committee of the legislature upon any proposed legis lation affecting the finances or ap propriation of the state department or institution with which he has been connected, unless he has been re quested to appear by some member of the committee.” The committee on judiciary of the senate introduced a bill to apply the federal anti-trust law to Wisconsin in connection with discrimination in the price of commodities. Senator Platt Whitman introduced a bill which provides that the tax on in come from life insurance shall be the same as imposed upon legacies Timber Land Saved. The Bichler bill to abolish second choice voting in the primaries went over. The Hanson bill to abolish the political pamphlet was returned to the committee on state affairs Sen ator E. T. Fairchild’s bill to pay the expenses of justices of the supreme court to the conference of judges called under the auspices of the American Bar association was killed. Senator J. H. Bennett’s bill, to au thorize the C. A. Goodyear Lumber company to cut the timber from two “forties” of land sold by it to the state, in consideration of the pay ment of SI,OOO, was given final de feat in the assembly when upon H. J. Grell’s motion to reconsider the vote by which it was non-concurred in it was refused by a vote of 63 to 17. Legislators Uphold Wilson. The assembly killed one “war” resolution and concurred in another. Senator George 'J. Skogmo’s bill memorializing congress to adopt the Wisconsin peace plan by requesting the president to call a conference of neutral nations for the purpose of submitting peace propositions to European nations at war, was killed by a vote of 31 to 39. The Bichler joint resolution ex pressing to President Woodrow Wil son the sympathy and support of the people of Wisconsin for the “able manner in which he is meeting the war situation, was concurred in, 42 to 27. The house killed a resolution me morializing congress to take and ex ercise exclusive jurisdiction over the propagation and protection of food fish and over the fishing industry of the great lakes. The Nelson bill to establish the state highway commission, was kill ed. The future of this commission will be taken up in bills to be recom mended by the legislative investigat ing committee. Bill Provides For Recess. Assemblyman C. B. Ballard of Ap pleton prepared a joint resolution providing for a recess of the legisla ture from May 1 to Jan. 3. The pur pose of the resolution is to enable the farmer members to return home to run their farms during ?rop bear ing season. Dinner Given for Dean Birge. Madison. —A great dinner for Dean Edward A. Birge of the college of letters and science of the Univer sitl of W consin was held here, marking the completion by Dean Birge of 40 years' service in the uni versity. Covers were laid for 200. Prominent alumni from Chicago and Milwaukee and other cities *of the state were present, members of the board of regents, the board of vis itors and other officials connected with the university attended. $3,000 for Six Week’s Calf. Neenah.—A bull calf, 6 weeks old, has been sold by R. J. Schaefer, town of Clayton farmer, and one of the best known breeders of blooded Holsteins in the state, to John Puls of Hartford, for $3,000. Hotel at Union Grove Burns. Union Grove. —The North Side hotel here was destroyed by fire. The fire is supposed to have originated in a defective chimney. The loss is ap proximated at $5,000. Women Voters Jubilant. Racine.- —Women voters of the Twelfth ward are jubilant over the carrying of the $90,000 school bonds, which w as voted by a majority of 1,500. The women had made a thorough cam paign. Body Pierced by Saw. Eau Claire. —John Bonin, aged 42, was killed here when a piece broken from a saw at the plant of the Wiscon sin Refrigerator company pierced his body. Biggest Pine Is Feiled. Antigo/—The largest log cut in this vicinity in years TS* felled on the Mc- Carthy timber trrc-t. The tree' was cut into thirty seven logs, eight, ten and twelve feet in leuyth and scaling over 1,000 feet. Want Movies Censored. Racine— Women's organizations have asked Mayor Goodland to appoint a j censor to review moving pictures, ’ claiming some are not of a nature that , would tend to uplift or benefit. CONDENSER READS FACE GRAVE CHARGE OFFICIALS OF VALECIA MILK COMPANY ARE ACCUSED OF EMBEZZLEMENT. BANK MAKES A COMPLAINT Arrests Follow Appointment of Re ceiver for Concern With Liabili ties and Assets Near Half Million. Madison.--M. A. Fee and Charles F. Christenson, president and secre tary respectively of the Valecia Con densed Milk company of Madison, which was placed in the hands of a receiver, were arrested on a charge of embezzling $3,378 from the State bank of Middleton. They were arraigned in the Dane County Municipal court and their preliminary hearing set for April 12. Both were released on bail of $3,500 each. The complaint was sworn to by W. F. Pierstorff, president of the Middle ton bank. It is alleged that the two accused men secured a loan of $3,378 from the Middleton bank, promising to turn over to the bank a check for that amount when they received pay for a carload of condensed milk shipped to the United States navy yard at Brooklyn, N. Y. Instead of turning the check over to the bank, the accused men, it is charged, de posited it with the Madison bank to the credit of the Valecia company. Paul S. Warner of Madison has been appointed by the federal court as receiver of the Valecia company, which filed an involuntary petition in bankruptcy. The liabilities are estimated at $450,000 and tu? assets at about the same sum. Mr. Warner was also ap pointed receiver of the Footville Con densed Milk company, a subsidiary of the Valecia concern. The Valecia company has milk factories at Mid dleton, Hillsboro, Belleville, Reeds burg and other cities in the state. MEN HURT IN MILL FIGHT Two Employes of the La Crosse Rub ber Cos. Badly Beaten Up in Riot With Strikebreakers. La Crosse.—A riot between a number of the locked out employes of the La Crosse Rubber mills took place at the mills here. Two of the employes were badly beaten up and several escaped only by wading into the La Crosse river and where they stood in water up to their knees to await the police. Asa result Frank Chopieska, president of the Rubber Mills union, and seven of his associ ates were arrested. The workers issued a statement declaring they acted in self-defense, as their pickets were attacked by strike-breakers. The strike oc curred when 150 employes were locked out. Up to this time President A. P. Funk has refused to held a confer ence with any of those locked out, steadily declaring that he will not recognize any committees sent by the union, but agreeing to confer with them as individuals not affili ated with the labor organization. The state board of arbitration has been requested by the union to set tle the controversy. MANY NEW BUILDINGS AT U. Old Board of Affairs Concluded Much Available Space Was Not Beinp Used. Madison. —That the university in the last ten years erected nineteen new buildings and three large additions to old buildings, representing an outlay of $2,018,508.12, Is a statement in the report of the old board of public affairs which conducted a survey of the uni versity. “A study of the present use of class room space shows u high percentage of nonuse in certain eases. The amount invested in buildings is large, and the present available space should have the fullest use consistent with educa tional efficiency before additional buildings are constructed,” is a con clusion Of the board Seven Periled in Tug. Sheboygan.—After having been adrift for more than thirty hours and when hope had been virtually abandoned for its crew of six men and a boy who made the trip for an outing, the fishing tug Sunbeam was pulled into port here with a broken crank shaft. Set Chautauqua Dates. Grand Kapids.—The dates for the Chautauqua at Grand Rapids have been fixed July 6to 11. The entertain ment is to be furnished by the exten sion division of the University of Wis consin. Man Is Seriously Injured. Wausau —John Garris of Rothschilds was struck by a passenger train, re ceiving a compound fracture of his left leg anu injuries to his back. His condition is critical. De Pere Man, 104, Dies. DePere —Charles Gorman believed to have been the oldest resident in tha state, died here, aged 1. He was born at Mackinac in 1811. He leaves a widow, aged 89, and a sen more than 60 years old. Gets SI,OOO for Injuries. La Crosse.—Robert Pauline of Gales ville was awarded SI,OOO for injuries received while riding as a passenger on the Northwestern railroad between C.alesvilie and Trempealeau. Badger Debaters Beaten. Madison.—Debaters reprer~ntfny the University of Wisconsin lost both to the University of Michigan at Madison and to the University of Illinois at j Champaign. Ili.. in the annual Inter collegiate debate. Liquor Question Up at Neenah. Neenah.—That a vote will be taken on the "wet and dry'* question at the spring el --'’lion here was made sure by the filing of petitions with the city clerk. TO BUY LAND FOR FAIR PARK Action Releases an Appropriation ot 5255.000 to be Used for Improvements. Milwaukee.—By a vote of 12 to 6 the county supervisors, adopted a resolu tion calling for the purchase of addi tional land to be donated to the state for state fair purposes. The cost ol the tract will be about $38,000. This action releases to tne state fair board an appropriation of $255,000 to be used for new buildings and Improve ments. The action of the board was the culmination of a long fight. More than a year ago the legislature made the appropriation for state fair im provements, but the release of the fund was contingent on the county’s willingness to enlarge the state fait park. The original proposition was to have the county expend abf. it $150,000 for more land. At a recent joint confer ence between the fair board and the supervisors the fair board mem bers agreed to ac >pt a 120-foot strip of land adjoining the park on the east and running the entire length of .the grounds. A. H. Wilkinson, president of the fair board, told the supervisors that unless tho county agreed to donate some adi itione.i land to the state, the fair would probably have to be moved from Milwaukee. The resolution was taken up. read and accepted by a majority vote so quickly that the opposition had barely time to comprehend the proceedings. COPPER THIEVES ARE TAKEN Said to Have Stolen Wire From Mil waukee Road Signal Con nections. Portage.—Alleged members of an organized gang of copper thie\es that have evidently been at work on different points of the Milwaukee road between Milwaukee, Portag", Sparta and La Crosse, are now in the hands of the police at Sparta, west of this city. The men are charged with stealing 1,200 pounds of copper and are now in Monroe county jail arrested by Sheriff George Boss and a number of special police. They give their names as Kelly, O’Neil, Downs and Dean. The Milwaukee and Northwestern roads have been missing copper wires, which form the connections between the electric signals on the road bed. and copper current con ductors. The first clue to the iden tity of the thieves became known when junk dealers’ checks were pre sented by the Grangers for payment. Kelly, O’Neill and Downs were caught carrying large bundles into a Sparta junk shop. TWO ARE BADLY BURNED Motherless Child Getting Breakfast for “Daddy” Causes Fire That May Be Fatal to Both. Sheboygan.—Getting breakfast for “daddy” may prove fatal to 11 year old Wilma Roerdink and her father, Hen ry, who lives near Oostburg, as the re sult of injuries received when a kero sene can exploded. Anna, 13 years old, also received serious burns, but It is believed will recover. There are ten motherless children in the family, the eldest 16 and the youngest only a few months old. Mrs. Roerdink died last December. The little girlfi were getting breakfast, and it is believed Wilma poured kerosene on the fire, causing the explosion. The father received terrible burns about the face and arms when he went to the rescue of his little girl. Another daughter, Nellie, 15 years old, jumped through a window. An na was injured tearing the burning clothes from the bodies of her sis ters. The fire was extinguished be fore it did much damage. Taft to Lecture at Madison. Madison.—“ The Presidency, Its Powers, Duties, Responsibilities and Limitations,” will be the subject dis cussed by former President William Howard Taft when he comes to the University of Wisconsin to lecture on May 5, 6 and 7. The lectures take up the question of the powers of the president as they are laid down In the constitution, with limitations as to their exercise in meeting various national exigencies. Wilt Build New Bridge. Beloit.—The Rockford and Inter urban railway will build anew bridge across Rock river to take the p*bc< of the present bridge, which is beyond repair. Wealthy Widow Is Dead Appleton. Mrs. Elizabeth Patton, widow ol the late A. W. Patton, mil lionaire pioneer paper manufacturer, died in Texas. The cause ol death Is not known. She left for that state about three weeks ago. Two Burned in Box Car. Antigo.— I Two unidentified men burn ed to death at Deerbrook wfipn fire consumed a freight car. Railroad em ployes heard their cries, but the men were dead before they could force their way into the car. Pickle Plant For Washburn. Washburn.—At a meeting of far mers surrounding Washburn at the Commercial clubrooms the question of establishing a pickle salting station in this city was taken up. Do Away With Assistant P. M. Neanah. —Asa result of anew rul ing in regard to assistant postmasters that office was abolished here in March 31. Mrs. Elizabeth has been assistant at the local postoffice a num ber of years Sheriff to Get Automobile. Oconto. —The county board has au thorized the purchase of an automo bile. to be used by the 'sheriff. The board also raised the bounty on wolves to S2O per scalp. Short ship Men Elect. Wausau—Stevens Point has been admitted to the Wisconsin valley short ship circuit. Officers for the associa tion elected are: R. R. Williams, Marshfield, president; vice president. J. M. O’Reilly of Merrill; secretary and treasurer, G. A. Mills, Wausau. Call Dakota Pastor. Wausau. —The Rev. H. Schnult of | North Dakota has accepted a call to , be time pastor of the German Baptist j church here.