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Symbolism Didn't Appeal.
“Charlie." sorrowfully sighed the young lady in the parlor of the concrete house on Washington avenue, “it is nearly 12 o'clock." “Yes, Belinda,” was the breathing response of her poetical companion, who was stifling on the sofa beside her, “the minute hand is drawing closer and closer to the hour hand, and when the time of midnight is chimed the two hands will be even as one. Oh. darling Belinda,” he continued as he literally simulated the action of the minute hand, “may not the coming to gether of those two hands be symbol ical of us?" She broke away and stood firmly on her feet. “No, Charles Henry Smith,” she retorted angrily, “those two hands will remain as one but a single second, and then the minute hand will divorce itself and go on its way alone. No, Mr. Smith, a minute hand that doesn’t stick isn’t the kind of symbolism I want!” Boston Post. Vernot In a Storm at Sea. Veruet, the celebrated painter of sea pieces, eager in the study of nature, made several long voyages in his younger days in order to observe the various scenes which the changeful elements exhibit. In one of these ex cursions undertaken merely for the love of the art a most violent gale of wind arose, when Vernet. without at tending ro the perils with which he was surrounded, desired one of the sailors to lash him fast to some of the rigging. Soon after this request was granted the storm increased, attended with thunder and lightning and with every circumstance that could add to the horror of the scene, and consterna tion and terror sat on every coun tenance, but in the young painter every emotion was lost in that of admiration, wiiich so wholly engrossed his atten tion that he every now and then ex claimed in the most enthusiastic terms, “Good heavens, what a noble scene!” Knife Duels In Mexico. A duel between cattle herders on the Mexican plains is about as savage and deadly a manner of fighting as one could possibly imagine. Each opponent extends his left arm, and a third party who has been selected to act as ref eree binds their wrists together with a thong of rawhide. He then places a knife in the right hand of each, and the fight is on. Needless to say, it does not last long. Every stab may be cal culated upon to do damage, and it often happens that both duelists receive fa tal wounds. Yet, in spite of the severe rules of the game, there are men who become experts and terrorize a w hole neighborhood. They pride themselves on being able to strike so quickly and so surely that they can kill an oppo nent with the first blow' and get away unscathed.—Exchange. The Buicide of Hannibal. Defeated at Zama, Hannibal fled to the east to avoid falling into the hands of the Romans and found temporary security in the dominions of Mithri dates. He incited this monarch to en gage in a Roman w r ar, and, his advice as to its conduct being rejected, the w r ar proved unsuccessful, and Mithri dates was required as one of the con ditions of peace to deliver up Hannibal to his enemies, the Romans. The un fortunate Carthaginian heard of his approaching fate, swallowed the poison which for years he had carried about his person and expired just as the en voys arrived tf> take him in charge. Tuberculosis ... - Plenty of fresh air* sleeping out-doors and a plain, nourishing diet are all good and helpful, but the most important of all is Scott’s Emulsion It is the standard treat ment prescribed phy sicia US all over the world for this dread disease. It is the ideal food-medi cine to heal the lungs ana build up the wasting body. FOR SALE BY .ALL DRUGGISTS Send 30c., name of paper and this ad. for our beautiful Savings Bank and Child's Sketch-Book. Each bank contains a Good Luck Penny. SCOTT & BOWNE, 409 Pearl St, N. 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The bill met with little opposition and was passed. It was the fond hope of the progressive leaders that the meas ure would receive the same speedy treatment in the lower house, but the moment it came up in the assembly the air was filled with amendments. Every attempt to get early action on this important bill was met with the same result. The assemblymen were determined to make changes before placing the bill upon its final passage. It is now conceded that this act will be debated for several days, but it is not believed that the lower house will change the bill in any of its features. One amendment that no two mem bers of the commission created under this bill shall be of the same politi cal party already has been threshed out in the committee and this amend ment has received the indorsement of the committee. ❖ * ❖ The presence of notables in the theatrical and literary world marked the public hearing in the assembly parlor on three bills relating to child Who Tells Solons Stage Children Are Well Taken Care Of. labor. A provision in one of these measures would prohibit children from appearing on the stage in profession al productions. Among those who spoke in opposition to this feature were Augustus Thomas, the noted dramatist; Bertha Kunz Baker, dra matic reader, Hamlin Garland, author, and Fola LaFollette, eldest daughter of the senator and Mrs. R. M. LaFol lette, who has been on the stage for six years. They contended that many of the great artists of the past owe much of their success to the fact that their career began as a child. They believe, too, that among the stage children of today will be found many of the greatest artists of tomorrow. It was argued that stage children are. wrell taken care of and properly educated. Mr. Thomas said that it would injure the child as well as the community to bar children from the stage in legitimate plays The interesting feature, of course, was the appearance of Miss LaFol lette, w T ho was given a most cordial reception. She spoke right to the point, declaring that stage children are not neglected in any way, in fact, being sbowr. the greavesi. kindness. “I remember,” said Miss LaFollette', “that a very important rehearsal was brought to a sudden close because it was time for a stage child to go out to luncheon. Such consideration as that would not be shown for an older person. We of the stage love the stage child, and the little folks have every advantage.” Following the hearing on the child labor bills Mrs. Baker was invited to the speaker’s rostrum in the assembly chamber. It was probably the first time in the history of the Wisconsin legislature that a business session of the legislature was interrupted by a woman Mrs. Baker was loudly ap plauded a,nd she graciously responded by reading Kipling’s “L’Envoi.” The good roads bills is another party pledge of the progressive Re publican party which has struck a snag in the lower house. The so called Donald good roads bill passed the senate, but Assemblyman John R. Jones Of Leon is opposing the Don ald bill. Mr. Jones stands pat on the proposition that the good roads com missioners ought to be salaried men, and he has been able to keep the bill fn the assembly committee for several days. ❖ ♦> •> Madison is not going dry; the bill to throw up a five mile dry zone about the university is scheduled for defeat. Despite the heroic efforts of the faculty and the local anti-saloon and prohibition lead ers the five mile dry zone bill hardly caused a ripple before the committee on’ excise and fees. The vote to def initely postpone the bill was 4 to 2. and the absent member of the com mittee is generally understood to be against the bill. The measure doubt less will cause heated argument on the floor of the assembly. Those close to the situation and conversant with the views of the members on this sub ject say the bill has not the slightest chance of being passed. Assemblyman Hansen, who voted for indefinite post ponement. says that the welfare of the students is not to be overlooked, and he will work hard for the passage of his bill providing male students en tering the state university shall be compelled to sign a pledge to abstain from the use of intoxicating liquors during their college course. The bill fixes as the penalty expulsion from the university. The defeat of the five mile bill and the presence of the Han sen measure puts the anti-saloonists in a peculiar position. In the argu ments for the bill it was charged by lobbyists for the liquor interests that the dry zone advocates were prohibi tionists and that was their chief rea son for fighting so hard in the inter ests of the student. If that is not true, says Mr. Hansen, the university faculty and members and others who talked in favor of the dry zone bill cannot consistently oppose my bill * * *> The carp industry, which caused so much excitement among the fishermen who confined their sport to the use of the hook and line, is on the firing line in the Wisconsin legislature. A bill came into the assembly barring earn seine~s from certain counties. The argument was immediately made that carp seiners make immense pro fits, and it was suggested that the state ought to take charge of the in dustry. It was also charged that carp seining is destroying good fishing where ever the seining is permitted. Assemblyman Long took the position that many men have invested every dollar they own in seining outfits, and they have done so because the state has encouraged seining on the ground that the carp destroy the game fish and must be exterminated before they devour all of the other fish. He said it would be unfair for the state to take charge of the seining industry and drive men out of the business after encouraging them to go into it. The argument became so extensive that the whole thing was postponed until a later date. Indications are that the carp question will be through ly discussed, and the debate may mean the end of seining. v The farmer element in the legisla ture wield®! an influence which is be ing taken into consideration by those having any statewide measure in charge. The farmer vote, while not being large enough in either house to pass measures, is large enough, in connection with opponents or suppor ters of bills, to either defeat or pass tl *' ' "me jn legislation no little attention is being paid to this ele r~ r “t in the assembly, where out of the 100 members there are 34 farmers. In the big measures the aim is to get them in such shape that they will not affect the farmers. This is shown in the workmen’s compensation act, which has been held up for weeks while the committee studied out a way whereby the farmers would not come under the provisions of the act. * * * “Wisconsin’s greatest asset is its beauty and its scenery,” said Jenkin Lloyd Jones of Chicago to a crowded assembly chamber, when he addressed a public hearing on the use of school houses as social centers, and the great value of public playgrounds. “Wisconsin is the natural play ground of the great Mississippi val ley,” continued Mr. Jones. “Chicago must use it and Chicago has lots of money. That’s a tip.” “All this talk of noted educators to return to the farm because that is the delightful place to live is bosh,” he said. “I know how little poetry and how little play there is about farm life. I’ve been there. “I make special plea for the patient mother, the humdrum father, the tired girl and the weary boy on the Wisconsin farm. Give them places to play to inject into their daily exis tence the joy of living. Let the state purchase and maintain its beauty spots. “You give too much time and devote too much soil to tobacco, shame on you. Your state’s greatest asset, and I speak from a purely comme ciai standpoint, is not its corn, its wheat, its tobacco, but its beauty. “Don’t worry your heads about mak ing money. It is’nt much of a trick to make a million. Any man who is smart enough and mean enough can do it. It fakes intelligence to play and direct the play of others, and I tell you that Wisconsin can never reach the nighest point of civic leader ship until it has more play.” ❖ S* *> The James woman suffrage bill, which was passed by the senate, will be reported into the assembly for pass age within the next few days. The bill provides that the question cf wo man suffrage shall first be put to a vote of the electors of the state The friends of the measure claim that 65 members of the lower house have promised to vote for the bill. FRED C. SHEASBY. WISCONSIN STATE NEWS. MADISON —A dispatch from Chica go has this to say; Sentiment for Senator Robert M. LaFollette of Wis consin as the next Republican candi date for president is to be sounded by the Illinois branch of the National Progressive Republican league. This plan was announced as the outcome of the visit of Alderman Charles E. Merriam, chairman of the local com mittee, and Alderman Charles E. Thompson to Washington on their re turn from Hot Springs, Va. The com mittee, consisting of Alderman Merri* am and one member from each of the ten congressional districts in Cook county, will meet to launch the cam paign in a day or two. MADISON —CoIoneI Theodore Roose velt paid a w r arm tribute to Sen ator LaFollette and the progressives. M. Roosevelt arrived in Madison over the Northwestern road to be the guest for several hours of the Wiscon sin legislature. Owing to the Easter vacation a large crowd of university students was at the station together with a large number of townspeople. Colonel Roosevelt addresses the joint session of the legislature. He said the legislature of Wisconsin had done much for the state and in doing so have put not merely the state, but the entire nation under a heavy weight of obligation. KENOSHA —The Kenosha city coun cil opened bids for the new trunk sewer to be built in the city. N. F. Reichert & Cos. of Racine, with a bid of SBI,OOO, was the low bidder for the job, which is the biggest piece of con struction work ever opened in bids in Kenosha. Reichert was nearly $30,000 below the next bidder, and his bid was $40,000 below the estimate cost of the sewer as made by the city engineer. At the same time bids were opened for $50,000 worth of 5 per cent sewer bonds. They were bought by the Mer chants and Savings bank of Kenosha at a premium of $1,755. RACINE —A lone highway man, armed with a revolver, held up August Reschke after 12 o’clock at night. Reschke had just closed his saloon at 1632 Prospect street and was locking the door when the robber backed him into the place, went through the mon ey drawer and got perhaps S2O. He wore a mask, The police say that it is the same highwayman who held up the saloon of Gustave Stadick, 1466 Douglas avenue, two weeks ago and got $27. NEENAH —From reliable resources it Is learned that the Soo line is con templating the extension of the line from Manitowoc to Two Rivers and Kewaunee and possibly Sturgeon Bay. Surveyors of the Wisconsin and North ern are now working out a right of way to connect with the Soo line here. With the completion of the work Nee nah will become a railroad center of considerable importance, being an ad vantageous distributing point. MADISON —Professor Norman P. Curtis, instructor in railroad engineer ing at the University of Wisconsin., was found dead in University drive, on the shore of Lake Mendota. There was a bullet hole in his head and one hand clutched a revolver. There is considerable mystery about the affair. Curtis was a brother of Arthur H. Curtis, former football coach at the University, and a nephew of George Curtis, Jr., tax commissioner. LA CROSSE —The will of James Vin cent, filed here, bequeaths the estate, with the exception of minor bequests, to the widow and two daughters, Miss Agnes Vincent of this city and Mrs. Frank B. Seymour of Green Bay. The widow gets $50,000 in property out right, each of the daughters $40,000, while the bulk of the $1,000,000 estate is split in the same proportion be tween the three. BELOIT —Upon reorganizing the Be loit common council declined to give Mayor Cunningham the power to name the members of the different commit tees, but delegated that power to a committee on committees. G. B. In gersoll was elected president and B. E. Wood clerk of the council. Dr. H. E. Burger was appointed health of ficer. MADISON —The resolution of Mr. Ballard, which condemns Senator Isaac Stephenson for his vote to per mit Lorimer to retain his seat and commending Senator LaFollette, for his vote, was passed by the senate. It n,ow has passed both houses of the legislature. Two senators, Herry and Lyons, voted against the resolu tion. WAUSAU —Rothschild park pavil ion of the Wausau street railroad company, five miles south, was de stroyed in one of the most damaging fires visiting this vicinity in years. The damage was about $17,006, insurance $12,000. The origin of the fire is be lieved to be from electric wires. The pavilion was built three years ago. NEW LONDON —John Ludwig and Arthur Kruger drowned here. The boys, including H. Ludwig and John Kncak, were in a boat which ran into a snag and was capsized. Knoak swan to shore and H. Ludwig hung to the boat and drifted to shore. 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