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GOV. SLATON OF GEORGIA MEN ACED BY RIOTERS AFTER HE SAVES FRANK FROM DEATH. MARTIAL LAW AT ATLANTA Executive’s Mansion Surrounded by Angry Crowd —Soldiers Are Stoned When They Attempt to Disperse Them at Point of Bayonet. Atlanta, Ga., June 23. —Bayonets fixed, a khaki-clad battalion of Georg ia’s National Guard surrounds the home of Gov. John M. Slaton, standing cff a mob of thousands which is crying for the governor’s blood. The entire Fifth regiment was called out Atlanta itself, it is expected, soon will be placed under martial law. The governor proclaimed martial law at exactly eleven o’clock and by shortly after midnight the crowd was gradually being dispersed. There was no firing. Following are the soldiers more se riously hurt: Lieut Arnold Parker. Major Catron. Private Popper. The first troopers reached the es tate of Governor Slaton, six miles from Atlanta, at eleven o’clock Mon day night. Word had been sent to the executive by telephone that a mob of seven to ten thousand was descend ing upon his home, shouting for ven geance for little Mary Phagan, for whose murder Leo M. Frank was to have paid the penalty on the gallows on Monday but for Slaton's interces sion. Governor Slaton immediately or dered out the troops and proclaimed martial law for a distance of half a mile on each side of his house. The entire Fifth regiment was called to arms. One battalion was rushed in automobiles to the governor’s coun try home. The crowd had a long start on the troopers, and more than seven hundred were in front of the govern or's gates when the militiamen dashed up. Bayonets fixed, the troops began to move forward in a circle, of which the governor’s mansion was the cen ter. Muttering, the mob gave way. On the porch, despite the pleas of his wife and friends, the bright moon light sharply outlining the white of his linen, stood Governor Slaton, un afraid in the face of mob violence. Staunchly he stood out, a target, the cries of the mob beating in his ears: "Give us Slaton. Give ub Georgia’s traitor governor.” He wanted to address the crowd, but his wife and friends dissuaded him. At first the mob outside rapidly re treated before the steel of the sol diers. Then it re-formed. Several hundred gathering near a pile of bricks began to bombard the troops with the heavy' missiles. A brick struck and felled Lieutenant Parker. He fell to the ground, seri ously if not fatally injured. Other soldiers were struck, and some pain fully injured. The troops swept forward, prodding the ranks of the rioters with their bayonets. This angered the mob, and it kept up its attitude of defiance. Frank's death sentence was com muted to life imprisonment by Gov ernor Slaton on Monday. Announce ment of the governor’s decision came several hours after Frank had been taken secretly from the jail here and hurried to the state prison farm at Milledgeville. Frank was sentenced to be hanged here today for the murder of Mary Phagan in April, 1913. "It was a plain case of duty as I saw it,” said Gov. John M. Slaton, dis cussing his action in commuting Leo M. Frank’s sentence. "If I had failed to commute Frank’s sentence I would have been guilty of murder, as I see it. Of course, I care for the public appro bation,” he continued, in explaining hl3 course, “but I could not have that man's blood on my hands under the circumstances.” Governor Slaton, who commuted the sentence of Leo M. Frank, was hanged in effigy at Marietta, Ga. A life-sized dummy strung up to a-telegraph pole bore an inscription, "John M. Slaton, Georgia’s traitor governor.” Mary Phagan, the victim of the pencil fac tory murder, formerly resided at Marietta. When reports that Frank's sentence had been commuted began to circulate crowds gathered on the principal down town street corners. The arrest of a man who attempted fo dismount a po liceman by grabbing the horse’s reins aroused one crowd to excitement. Many persons followed the officers to the city hall, a block away. Speakers started to harangue the crowd from the city hall steps, but were stopped by an extra force of police. It was said that a delegation was coming from Marietta, the former home of Mary Phagan. Submarine Sunk by Liner at Sea. Ixmdon, June 23.—The Anchor liner Cameronia, which reached Liverpool from New York, reports that she was attacked during the voyage by a sub marine. which the captain believes he rammed and sank. Ex-Congressman Cowherd Dies. Pasadena. Cal., June 23. —William S. Cowherd, former congressman from Missouri, died here on Monday after noon in a sanitarium, where he had been under treatment for three months Baseball as Insanity Cure. San Bernardino. Cal.. June 21. —Base- ball as an insanity cure is to be tried at the state hospital here. The first game of a series to be played was made up of patients and attendants. The effect will be carefully noted. Wabash Owes $30,579,382. St Louis. Mo, June 21.—The lia bilities of the Wabash railroad arc S3O 579.382. while its cash on hand is little over $12,000. according to a re rort filed in the federal court here by the receivers of the Wabash. 890-Pound Woman Dies. Harlan. Kan.. June 19 —Mabel Ham mond, aged twenty-six, declared to be the heaviest woman in Kansas, died here on Thursday as the result of a stomach ailment. She weighed 890 pounds. U. S. Subsea Craft to Honolulu. Washington, June 19. —Under con voy of the armored cruisers Colorado and Maryland submarines K-3. K-4. K-7 and K-S will leave San Francisco shortly for their new station at Hono lulu RUSSO-GERMAN BATTLE LINE FRANK’S LIFE IS SAVED GOVERNOR SHIFTS DEATH SEN TENCE TO LIFE TERM. Prisoner Hurried From Atlanta Jail to Convict Farm Near Milledgeville Under Heavy Guard. Atlanta, Ga., June 21. —The sentence of Leo M. Frank, condemned to die for the murder of Mary Phagan on Memo rial day two years ago, was commuted by Gov. John M. Slaton to life im prisonment. The prisoner was at once taken out of the jail, under guard of Sheriff Mangum and a number of his deputies, and carried to the Terminal station. He was placed in a Central of Georgia train for Milledgeville, where Frank will at once begin serving a life sen tence. The decision of the governor came as a complete surprise to many in the capital of the state. Governor Slaton reached his decision Sunday morning and, except for a few of his most con fidential friends to whom he confided, his decision was kept a secret until early Monday. Feeling all over Geor gia was at such a high tension that it was deemed advisable to have the pris oner safely landed at the state prison before giving out the news. The arrangements for removing F*rank from the Fulton county jail were made with the utmost secrecy. Not even the newspaper men who were keeping a close vigil around the jail knew when or how the prisoner left. The sheriff with his deputies guarding the condemned man left the jail short ly after ten o’clock Sunday night and proceeded to the Terminal station, where tickets were secured and the party boarded the train which pulled out two minutes after midnight. Two policemen and several of the railroad station employees recognized Frank, and the news then began to spread. But before the general pub lic in Atlanta knew of the action of the governor or the removal of the prisoner, Frank was well on his way to the state prison, and the sheriff and his deputies had returned to their homes. The prison farm is two miles north of Milledgeville. It is triple guarded. The prisoners are kept during the night in a stone building under strong guard at all times. BRITISH FORCE IS WIPED OUT Berlin Reports an Attacking Column Virtually Destroyed by the Ger mans—Attempt to Break Line. Berlin, Germany, June 21 (via Lon don). —Official announcement was made here on Friday that a force of the allies which attacked German po sitions north of Laßassee canal was destroyed, only a few succeeding In retreating. - London, June 21. —FYench forces op erating on German territory in Al sace renewed the terrific offensive movement along the Fecht river, crossing that stream and capturing the outskirts of t>e important city of Metzeral and bringing up artillery to a point where the German line of communication to Munstern, the base of southern operations, is now’ under j bombardment. The official statement of Sir John French claims new advances for the British east of Festubert. Steel Plants Busy. Pittsburgh, Pa., June 23. —The Car , negie Steel company, in addition to or dering departments at the Homestead, Duquesne and Edgar Thompson plants i to resume operations in full, has also started work at Sharon, Pa. • Five Slayers to Hang. Jackson, Miss., June 23.—Five mur derers were condemned to die August 6 by the Mississippi supreme court. Mississippians considered the court's action remarkable because of the clem ency shown Leo M. Frank. Cholera Spreads in Vienna. Geneva, June 22. —A correspondent at Innsbruck says cholera is spreading in Vienna and that the authorities have adopted even more severe meas ures in their efforts to prevent the spread of the contagion. Michigan Hotel Burns. Petoskev, Mich.. June 22. —The occu pants of the Hotel Arlington, which burned to the ground here, were be lieved to have been saved The loss on the building and its contents was estimated at $250,000. Prominent Kentuckians Hit. Rockport. Ky„ June 21. —Fifteen i prominent citizens of Rockport were arrested charged with murder in con nection with killing of Harrison Mad dox in raid of "possum hunters'* on negro section of this place April 29. Villa Troops Retreating. Washington. June 21. —A dispatch from Vera Cruz to the Carranza agency here said General Villa was evacuating Aguascalients. retreating northward, and that the advancing Carranza forces had reached Castro. PLOT TO EMBROIL U. S. AMBASSADOR BERNSTORFF DE NIES MEYER-GERHARD IS SPY. Detective Agency Employed by Eng land to Circulate False Reports, German Envoy Declares. Berlin, via London, June 19. —Dr. Anton Meyer-Gerhard, who sailed from New York June 4 on a mission to the German government from Count von Bernstorff, reached Berlin on Wednesday. He had a protracted conference with Foreign Minister von Jagow and Minister Solf of the colonial office. The report that Dr. Meyer-Gerhard is in reality Dr. Alfred Meyer, chief of the supply department of the Ger man army, was denied authoritatively. Washington, June 19. Develop ments which promise to make the case a sensation of some importance occurred in connection with the charges that Dr. Meyer-Gerhard, for whom the state department obtained safe passage to Germany, was in re ality Dr. Alfred Meyer, chief of the supply division rf the German army. The state department received from the German embassy at Cedarhurst, L. 1., an official denial of the charges, and a statement from the German am bassador that the publication of the charges was likely to operate against his efforts to bring about a peaceful settlement of the controversy between this government and Germany. In several other instances of late where publicity was given to charges against the German ambassador and members of his staff the view of the German government, now disclosed for the first time, was that the charges originated with a detective agency employed by Germany’s ene mies. The state department gave out the following statement: “The department of state has re ceived a telegram from the German counselor, dated June 16, calling at tention to articles appearing in yes day’s papers in regard to an al leged breach of confidence on the part of the ambassador in sending a secret German gun agent to Berlin in place of Doctor Gerhard, the Red Cross delegate. In reference to these articles the ambassador states as fol lows: “ 'lt is unnecessary for me to as sure you that the story circulated by these articles is untrue from begin ning to end. It contains a personal attack upon the ambassador and his delegate, Dr. Meyer-Gerhard, and is likely at the same time to nullify the sincere and earnest efforts of the ambassador to bring about an un derstanding between the United States and Germany in the Lusitania ques tion.’ ” RUSS ADMIT LOSS OF TOWNS Great Battle Along the San River Con tinues —Gains for the Teutons. Petrograd, June 19. —Occupation by the Germans of additional villages in the Shavli district and farther south in the region east of Mariampol is ad mitted by the Russians in a statement issued on Thursday at the war office. The great battle along the San in West Galicia is reported to be con tinuing fiercely with fresh Austro-Ger man forces constantly entering the combat. Missing Pianist Is Found. Chicago, June 23. —Grace Stewart Potter, pianist, for whom a nation wide search had been instituted fol lowing her mysterious disappearance nine days ago, walked into the home of Mrs. Scott Durand at Lake Bluff. Gen. De Wet Found Guilty. Bloemfontein, South Africa, June 23. —Gen. Christian de Wet, the famous Boer who was leader of the recent South African uprising, was found guilty on eight counts of the in dictment charging him with treason. British Steamer Rammed U-29. Berlin, June 22. —The German ad miralty officially announced the loss of the submarine U-2. The submarine was sunk, it was said, by being rammed by a British tank steamer that was flying the Swedish flag. Big Job for Coal Magnate. London, June 22. —The important position of purchasing agent for the allies in America has been offered to D. A. Thomas, coal magnate. Mr. Thomas Is expected to deal direct, eliminating the middleman. Bridge Collapses; Six Killed. Cleveland, 0., June 19. —From two to 6ix men were killed and from six to twenty injured when steel work on anew high-level bridge being con structed over the Cuyahoga river col lapsed here on Thursday. Girl’s Throat Cut. Cincinnati, June 19. — The body of eleven-year-old Elizabeth Nolte was found wrapped in a sheet, lying in the rear yard of her home. The child’s throat had been cm and she had been otherwise mistreated. MRS. ALLEN IS SUIII WIFE OF JOLIET WARDEN KILLED IN BEDROOM OF ADMINIS TRATION BUILDING. BURNED TO DEATH IN ROOM Woman Attacked and Then Cremated in an Oil-Soaked Bed Negro “Trusty” Is Suspected of Having Committed Crime. Joliet. 111., June 22.—Mrs. Edmund M. Allen, wife of the warden, was mur dered in her room on the third floor of the administration building of the state penitentiary at Joliet early Sunday morning. It is believed that an attempt was made to attack Mrs. Allen before she was struck down. Then, when she was either dead or un conscious, her body was placed on the bed, a quantity of wood alcohol poured over it, ahd the bedclothes ig nited. Mrs. Allen was a young and very handsome woman in robust health. The man who slew Mrs. Al len, who was the only woman in that part of the prison structure known as the “men’s quarters,” was an inmate of the institution, and is now within its walls. There are approximately 1,750 man prisoners confined in the Joliet peni tentiary, many of them murderers. Warden Allen was at West Ba den, Ind., when the crime was com mitted. Mrs. Allen had expected to join him later. EIGHT BATHERS DIE IN SURF Great Crowd Sees Men and Women Perish in Undertow at Atlantic City, N. J. Atlantic City, N. J., June 22. — Lashed and beaten into helplessness by merciless waves 'while held in the grip of an undertow, eight persons met heroic deaths on the beach on Sunday, while other heroes, red shirted beach guards and bathers, bat tled desperately against tremendous odds to save them. / Thousands lined the board walk and beach, women wringing their hands and weeping bitterly as the heart breaking tragedy was enacted be fore their eyes. Besides the known drowned, three persons, one of them a young woman, are missing. The known victims: Miss Marian Rhoads Creamer, twen ty years old, student of Beechwood college. Charles Mattlack, Philadelphia. John Lisle, thirty years old, law yer, Philadelphia. Charles Green, fisherman. William Francis Crow, Philadelphia. Frank Brigham, sixteen, student. Phillip Arnold, Jr., twenty-four, Phil adelphia. Mr. McCabe, Philadelphia. NEWS FROM FAR j AND NEAR Paris, June 19. —Lieut. Reginald A. J. Warneford, the Canadian aviator who won the Victoria Cross and the Legion of Honor by destroying a Zep pelin over Belgium with a bomb, was killed on Thursday by falling from his aeroplane at Due, France. London, June 22. —Announcement of the capture of Lemberg, capital of Galicia, by the armies of General von Mackensen is hourly expected in London as a result of the continued victories of the Austro-German army, which is striving to free Galicia of the Russians. ALLIES’ SHIPS FLEE TURKS Fleet Seeks Refuge From Submarines —Sheltered in Bay Ten Miles From Gallipoli. Berlin, June 21. —A correspondent at Constantinople says that, permitted to visit the Gallipoli peninsula, he was reliably informed that the British fleet has taken refuge from German subma rines in Kefala bay, on the norfheast coast of Imbros island, distant about ten miles from the Gallipoli coast. The British ships could be seen from heights on shore at anchor in the bay. TURK TRANSPORTS ARE SUNK Five Thousand Troops Drowned In Golden Horn—Vessels Torpedoed by British Submarine. London, June 19. —Nearly five thou sand men lost their lives when three Turkish transports were sank in the Golden Horn, in the harbor of Con stantinople, by a British submarine, according to a dispatch received from Tenedos on Thursday. Only a few of the soldiers were saved. Auto Bandits Hold Up Cars. Chicago. June 22. —After stealing a large automobile belonging to Carlo Ames, from In front of his house, four bandits staged two street car holdups and eluded several automobile parties of police who were searching for them Eighteen Miles of Track Gone. Omaha, Neb., June 22.—Eighteen miles of the Burlington railroad’s tracks between Axtell and Holdredge, Neb., were washed out and service on both the Burlington and Union Pacific in western Nebraska was suspended. Former G. A. R. Head Is Dead, Davenport. la.. June 21. —E. H. Buck, past department commander of the Illinois G. A. R., died at the home of his daughter here. His home for years was in Rock Island. Death fol lowed a stroke of apoplexy Germans Sink Norwegian Ship Copenhagen, June 21. —According to the newspapers here the German aux iliary cruiser Meteor sank the Nor wegian lumber ship Granem. 15 miles south of Christiansand on Friday morning. Pair Crushed Under Auto. Logansport, Ind., June 19. —Mr. and Mrs Fred Lorke are dying in a hos pital here as the result of injuries re ceived when their automobile turned over, pinioning them to the ground. They were found unconscious. British Warship Aground. Amsterdam. June 19. —A Turkish aviator reports having observed a British warship of the Agamemnon type aground in Kafala bay. Island of Imbros. The deck of the vessel is almost completely submerged. WAUSAU PILOT Crowd of peons in Mexico, sufferers from the famine conditions that prevail in that country, waiting for their daily rations of food. GENERAL CARRANZA AND HIS CABINET General Carranza, leader of the constitutionalists In Mexico, is here seen in session with his full cabinet. NOTED SUFFRAGIST A BRIDE ft v ? US Mrs. Jessie Hardy Stubbs, famous all over the United States as an ar dent worker for the cause of woman suffrage, recently became the wife of Benton Mackaye, a forest examiner in the government service and a son of the late Steele Mackaye, noted playwright. This picture was taken on the day of the wedding. Mound Dwellers. The name mound dwellers, for want of a better, is given to the prehistoric and mythical inhabitants of the cen tral West, who antedated the Indians. The mounds, on which the name is based, were parts of fortifications or tombs, and their builders are supposed to have been remote ancestors of the Indians. One authority says: “The old theory that the mound builders were a distinct race of highly civilized agri culturists who had lived from remote antiquity in the regions of the mounds and were eventually exterminated by the nomadic hordes coming from the northward, represented today by the Indians. Is no longer supported by ethnologists, who hold that the Indians are their descendants.” Where they came from or how they got here are matters of speculation. About the Same Thing. Old Lawyer—How did I get my start? Well, shortly after I hung out my shingle a rich uncle died and I came into possession of a large sum of money. Y T oung Lawyer—Then you owe your success to a relative. Old Lawyer—No, he was no rela tive; it was a client’s uncle who died. —Boston Evening Transcript. DELIGHTS OF CAMPING OUT Rea! Lover of Nature Enjoys Rough ing It if His Physical Condition Is Good. The camper-out who is a real lover of nature will enjoy roughing it in woods or on lake or seashore, but he should first make sure that bis physi cal condition renders it safe for him to undertake the venture. When in camp, every care should be taken to avoid needless exposures and to ob- WHALE MEAT A GOOD FOOD Is Being Used for Frankfurters in Denmark, and Is Said to Be Highly Nutritious. Frankfurters made of whale meat are getting to be quite the thing in Denmark, according to Einar Henrik sen, a mechanical engineer of Tons berg, Norway. Mr. Henriksen came to America to study drop forging. He was graduated from a school of mechanical engineer- MEXICAN PEONS W/AITINR FOR THEIR F00 T > hlL’n nr 'j | tfl ] \ ivSt Launching of the Jacob Jones, the latest American torpedo-boat destroyer, at Camden, N. J. GERMAN BATH-TRAIN RESERVOIR When possible, every German army is accompanied by bath trains, the water reservoir attached to one of which is here shown. serve the plain rules of health. Out fits should be selected and modes of living in camp should be planned un der advice of some experienced per son, and it would be well if such a one could be a member of the camp company. A camping party should not be large; a few congenial companions are better than a crowd of unassimi lated people. Properly prepared for and wisely carried out. a brief sojourn in tent or cabin in the wilds should build up the average man or woman in bodily and mental health and vigor ing in Christiania a year ago, and planned to go to Germany and then to come to the United States to study this particular line of engineering, but the war kept him out of Germany. ‘There has been developed in Nor way in the last few years anew field of industry in which mechanical engi neers are much interested,” said Mr. Hendricksen. “This is the designing and manufacture of machinery for cutting up whales. It requires special machinery, of course, and the investi gation of the whale in relation to the LAUNCHING OF THE JACOB JONES and supply a fund of pleasant recol lections and good spirits for months succeeding. Not a few hard workers in various fields attribute their stay ing power and success to the invigor ating effects of their annual hark back to wild nature. To those requiring a complete change of surroundings this plan commends itself as a means beyond compare of restoring worn-out nerves and jaded minds. —Leslie’s. Germany in 1914 devoted 1,342,420 acres to sugar bee^. kind of machinery required for dis secting it developed the comparative ly new industry of using whale meat for frankfurters. A big business has grown out of this. Most of the whale meat is sent to Denmark and there made into frankfurters. Whale meat tastes not unlike beef and is very nu tritious. I have frequently eaten w hale steaks.” Hindus venerate the common mari gold and frequently adorn their idols with wreaths of its golden flowerg. oca non aon non non no  MARKET REPORTS § on non non non non no Milwaukee, June 22, 1915. Butter—Creamery, extras, 26lfcc; prints, 27 J /£c; firsts, 24@25c; seconds* 21@22c; renovated, dairy* fancy, 26c. Cheese —American, full cream, new made twins, 14@14%c; Young Ameri cas, 14%@15c; daisies, longhorns, 14%c; limburger fancy, 16 @l6^c. Eggs—Currents receipts fresh as to quality, 16@ 16c; recandled, extras, 20@21c; seconds, 12@15c. Live Poultry—Fowls, 13c; roosters, 10c; springers, fancy, 20@21c. Wheat —No. 1 northern, email@example.com; No. 2 northern, firstname.lastname@example.org; No. 3 nor thern, 1.10©) 1.18; No. 1 velvet, 1.26@ 1.27. Corn—No. 3 yellow, 74%@75%c. Oats —No. 3 white, 4S(£c; standard, 49c; No. 4 white, 47^@48M. Barley—No. 3, 72%@73%c; No. 4* 70@72c; Wisconsin, 72@73^c. Rye—No. 1, 1.19. Potatoes—Wisconsin or Minnesota red stock on track, 38@42c; white stock, 42@45c. , Hay—No. 1 timothy, 17.00@ 17.50; No. 2 timothy, email@example.com; clover and clover mixed, 12.50@ 13.00; red top mixed, firstname.lastname@example.org; rye straw, 9.00@ 9.25. Hogs—Good heavy butchers, 7.60@ 7.75; fair to best light, 7.35(g)7.50; pigs* | email@example.com. Cattle —Butchers’ steers, firstname.lastname@example.org; feeders, email@example.com; cows, firstname.lastname@example.org; heifers, email@example.com; calves, firstname.lastname@example.org. Chicago, June 22, 1915. Hogs—Light, email@example.com; heavy, 7.15 @7.80; rough, firstname.lastname@example.org; pigs, 6.25@ '7.60. western steers, email@example.com; cows and ,iu.ab, 3.i0dr9.00; calves, firstname.lastname@example.org. Minneapolis, June 22, 1915. Wheat —No. 1 hard, 1.28; No. 1 nor thern, 1.17Mi@1.27%; No. 2 northern. email@example.com%. Corn —No. 3 yellow, 63%@70c. Oats —No. 3 white, 441i@45c. Rye—No. 2, firstname.lastname@example.org. Flax —email@example.com. WISCONSIN NEWS BRIEFS. Washington.—The abstract of the condition of the National banks of Wisconsin, exclusive of Milwaukee, at the close of business on May 1, as re ported to the controller of the cur rency, shows that reserve held at 25.08 per cent: Loans and discounts, $77,- 638,754; lawful money reserve, $4,- 908,656; deposits, $99,583,763. Kenosha. —Theodore Borup an nounced that he has sold the Hotel Borup, the largest hotel in Kenosha, t H. B. Maywood of Sterling, 111. Mr. Borup came here from Milwau kee four years ago. The new pro prietor was formerly in charge of the dining car service on the Chicago & Northwestern railway between Chi cago and Milwaukee. Beloit.—Charles A. Steele, city mail carrier, has been appointed postmaster at Beloit, according to word from Senator Husting. The place carries a salary of $3,000 a year. Kenosha. —Hiram E. Blackmon, 75 years old, know r n as “Father of the Dairy Industry” in Kenosha county, died at the family home in the town of Somers. Mr. Blackmon was an eastern man before he came to Ke nosha. Manitowoc —Indefinite postponement by the legislature of the Rollman bill, proposed to extend the jurisdiction of the Manitowoc county municipal judge, was asked of the legislature by the Manitowoc County Bar association. Beloit.—Charles A. Still, who is at tending the Grand lodge of the Knights of Pythias at Racine, has been present at twenty-seven consec utive annual meetings of the order. He has held various offices in the Grand lodge and in the Uniformed Rank. Janesville. —Walter Myer, 12 years old, holds the r jeord thus far in the “swat the fly’ campaign, having a grand total of 14,800 “dead ones” counted and paid for by the special committee of the Civic club. Superior.—“l was just ‘mad’,” was the only excuse for attempting to take his own life which William She han, 25 years old, was able to give the police when they took him into custody after his unsuccessful at tempt to kill himself by drinking car bolic acid. Athens. —Owing to cold rains the hay crop here will be almost an ab solute failure. That growing on the lower places is already destroyed. The crop this year will not amount to one-fourth of that of other years. Ashland. —The Morning Musical club will have a representative at the biennial convention of the National Federation of Music clubs at Los An geles, Cal., In the person of Miss Ruth Hoppin. Athens.—The automobile of Ed ward Kohl, containing four passen gers, crashed through the railing of the bridge crossing the river here, plunged a distance of twenty feet, turned turtle and was demolished. No one was hurt. Beloit. —The common council has passed an ordinance which carries out its program to pave nine miles of streets. The contracts will be let in a short time. Neenah. —The Milwaukee road re stored two trains, the early morning and afternoon service, between Hilbert Junction and Menasha and Appleton. Mauston.—Stockholders of the Maus ton Aluminum company, who closed their doors about a year ago, sold and shipped their entire plant to the Alum inum Specialty company at Manitowoc. Beloit— Eight or more jitney li censes will be issued by the common council. The license fee Is SSO a year and a bond must be given to indemnify passengers in case of injury. Mauston. —Work on the new maca dam roads in thiß city has begun. When these roads are completed Maus ton will have more paved streets than vny other city In central Wisconsin. Sugar With New Potatoes. New potatoes are very much im proved and have a delicious taste If boiled with a lump or two of sugar along with the mint. Two lumps of sugar to a pound of potatoes give ex cellent results, rendering them firm er and more appetizing. Cover the Bread. Newly-baked bread should be light ly covered with a clean cloth while it is cooling. If it Is not aired when it is taken from the oven it is apt to be soggy.