Newspaper Page Text
INTERIOR RLAST ON
MAINE Ml VESSEL Wrecked by Explosion of Mag azines. Says Bixby. Primary Cause of the Disaster Will Never Be Known, I 2 Says—No Bodies Will Be Found on the Maine's Wreck. The destruction of the Maine in t.he harbor of Havana, .was caused by the explosion of its three magazines, al though what set them off may remain a mystery forever. No such effect as that produced on the vessel could have been causer, by an explosion from without. Such is the opinion of General W. H. Bixby, chief of engineers, IT. 3. A., who has returned from a personal in spection of the work of raising the Maine. General Rixby said ho prodded around the now of the ves e . He found by uis soundings that at teas* two-thirds of the body had been Mm to atoms. The sides had l en blown away and were buried in mud ThP he said, showed conclush 0 y that he wnock of the Maine wrs can ".cl by a*, explosion within t; 3 vessel. General "Jxby sa ! d that a portion rf *. e deck over the magazines town upward and laid bac'ws and. No explosion from the cutside. added the general, could have caused the- surr* result. “What the primary cau e cf the ex plosion was,” he continued, “never will be learned.” General Bixby did not believe the bodies of those killed in the explosion would b > found in the Maine. He said they were probably buried in the mud. 200 feet or more from the wreck. It, was the mysterious destruction of the battleship Maine that brought on the war between United States ard Spain. The explosion occurred F b 14, 1898, nearly 300 American figh ing men being killed. Cuba was in revolt against Spain, to which the island belonged at that time, and the Maine had been sent to Havana, ostensibly on a friendly visit, but in reality to protect, by its me e presence, the interests of Americans Rear Admiral Sigsbee, in command of the vessel, was ashore with several officers when the ship was blown up in the night. Immediately the report was spree;' that the explosion was caused by Spaniards in a plot against the United States. A mine had been placed un der the ship, it was said, and explod ed by means of a wire stretched from Moro castle. The war that followed began with a declaration of hostilities by the United States April 25, 1898. May 1 Dew.r destroyed the Spanish fleet at Manila Bay. July 1 Admiral Schley de stroyed Cervera’s fleet at Santiago. Later Santiago surrendered to General Schafter. The war closed Aug. 1T Meantime, the cause of the explosion remained a mystery. The mast of the Maine protruded above the w r ater lev el, but the ship was sunk so deep in mud that divers could learn nothing in trying to explore the wreck. Oct. 14, 1910, President Taft ap proved plans to raise the wreck un der a bill appropriating SIOO,OOO pass ed by congress May 4, 1910. A cof ferdam was built around the wreck, the water pumped out, and the hull inspected by experts of tne navy and army in an effort to learn what caused the explosion. LAKE VESSELS CRASH Two Big Steamers Crash To gether in Superior. Three lives were lost on Lake Super ior when the steamer John Mitchell of the Blphicke fleet of Chicago was sunk off Vermilion Point in collision with the steamer William H. Mack. The known dead are: Archie Cause )y, Detroit, second mate on the Mit chell; A1 Clemens, steward of the Mitchell, Rochester, Ind: George Aus tin. watchman of the Mitchell, Cleve land, O. Mrs. Clemens of Rochester, Ind., wife of the steward of the Mit chell, suffered a broken leg in the crash. The steamer John Mitchell of the Ei phicke fleet of Chicago was sunk oft Vermilion point, sixty miles northwest of the Soo, in collision with the steam er William H. Mack. The latter was also partly submerged. The INI itch-el and Mack were two ot the largest ore carriers in service on the great lakes. They were 600-foot ers, of 10,000 tons each. Both were equipped for carrying a limited num ber of passengers. AUDITOR SHORT $60,000 Brown-Ketcham Iron Cos. Official bound Over to Grand Jury. At Indianapolis, Ind., Frank J. Vin son, auditor of the Brown-Ketcham Iron Cos., which recently went into the hands of a receiver, was bound over to the grand jury to answer a charge of embezzlement. The books are said to show that Vinson has stolen $60,000 from the company in the past eight years by the sale of products for which he re ceived checks made payable to him self and of which he made no credit on the books. JUDGE CARPENTER Chicago Jurist Receives Packers' Plea of Innocence. At Chicago Wednesday counsel repre senting J. Ogden Armour, Edward Til den and other packers, indicted for vio lating the Sherman anti-trust act, ap peared before Judge George A. Car penter in the United States district court and entered pleas of not guilty for tneir clients. The packers did not appear in court While the necessity of their appear ance was in some slight doubt, it was generally agreed between counsel and the court that if any technicality should be found which would neces sitaie their being on hand they would appear personally in the fall. Date of the trial, set for Nov. 20 some time ago, was unchanged by the court. The proceedings in court took about five minutes. John S. Miller, George T. Buckingham, Ralph Crews and other counsel representing the packers entered the pleas on behalf cf their clients. These were accepted by the court and ordered spread on the records. CRIMES AND CASUALTIES, Near Durand, Mich., Jennie Hart man, aged fifteep, the daughter of a prominent Shiawassee township farm er, died from injuries sustained while helping her father in haying. The girl was driving a team when the horses started suddenly, throwing her. The wheels passed over her head, crushing it. Her father was on the rear end of the load, but didn’t miss the girl until he saw her lying bleed ing and crushed in the wake of the wagon. Near Utica, N. Y., W. E. Ledger- w r cod and Miss Shalleck of New York were drowned in Big Tupper lake. Mr. Ledgerwood, his wife and Miss Shal leck were trolling opposite Page’s bluff when a big fish was hooked and there was so much excitement in the boat that it was overturned, throwing the occupants into deep water. At Burlington, lowa, Frank De wein, twenty years old, fs dead, and Harold Ashway, sixteen, cannot re cover as a result of Fourth of July ac cidents. Dewein was injured by the explosion of a can containing twenty five pounds of gunpowder. Ashway w r as firing a toy cannon when it ex ploded. At Anniston, Ala., Monday J. D. Dill, a baker, was killed, Mrs. Mary Dill and Charles Dill were probably fatally injured and Mrs. Charles Dill and Charles Dill Jr. were seriously hurt when an automobile in which they w'ere riding turned turtle. Near Centralia, 111., Frank Pruitt, aged ten, son ol Lucien Pruitt, was drowned while swimming in the old reservoir. SPORTING AFFAIRS. Strenuous attempts are being made in Albany, N. Y., to push through the state legislature a modification of the race track bills adopted when Govern or Hughes wa sin power. Anew bill introduced by Senator Gittins releases members of race track associations from peusona* liability for betting carried on without their knowledge. Eddie Hahn, w’ho was manger of the Ohio and Pennsylvania League ball club until the national cclnmis sion recently decided he was still the property of the Chicago American league club and fined him S3OO, has left Mansfield. 0., for his home in Nevada, Ohio, and hereafter will play semiprofessional ball. WISCONSIN STATE NEWS. MADlSON—Governor McGovern has signed the bill authorizing the state of Wisconsin to engage in the annuity and life insurance business after next year. The business is to be carried on under the management cf the state insurance commissioner, and is to be conducted on the same lines as a mu tual insurance corporation, but at a minimum expense of not to exceed $2 per SI,OOO insurance. Premiums are tx ne calculated according to the Amer ican mortality table. Annuities are to range from SIOO to S3OO. and life in surance policies from SSOO to $3,000. Employing no paid agents, but con ducting the business through the ma chinery of th einsurance commission er’s office, expenses will be kept down to a minimum, the aim being to fur nish insurance at the closest possible approximation to net cost. EAGLE RIVER—At least two hundred men armed with rifles are scouring Vilas county for Joe Impede and Phillip Roberts, the murderers of Sheriff Radcliff, while resisting arrest. The men arc accused of white slavery by hundreds of joung women of this section. Sheriff Radcliffe died at night. Deputy Sheriff John Hanson, who was shot three times during the fight with the white slavers, is in a critical con dition. Bloodhounds were put on the trail of the men and it is believed that they have been located near the state line between Michigan and Wisconsin north of Conover, Wis. The members of the pojse are all heavily armed, as are the fugitives. Rewards aggre gating SBOO for the capture of the men dead or alive have been offered. RACINE —William Kellar, twenty seven years old, is in an unconscious condition suffering from concussion cl the brain and perhaps a fractured skull, as the result of being hit on the head with a sprinkling can wielded, it is said, by an infuriated woman neigh bor. She was instrumental in the ar rest of two boys for overcelebration ol the Fourth, it is alleged, and Kellai helped to take up a collection to pay their fines. He showed the money tc her, and was on her lawn when the blow is said to have been struck. BLACK RIVER FALLS —A wind storm split, leaving the center of the town without doing hardly any dam age except wasting gardens west ol the fair grounds, unroofing the grand stand and doing damage to other build ings. On the east the awnings were completely stripped and torn in shreds The battlement of the Beuveran sa loon, weighing 300 pounds, was blown to the sidewmlk, though luckly no pe destrians were near. J. Greenfield narrowly escaped being crushed the fall of the battlement. NEW RICHMOND—The new con gressional approtionment has been followed by a boom by the New Rich mond News and Republican Voice oi Secretary of State James A Frear foi the republican nomination for con gress in. the Tenth district. The an portionment takes St. Criox county out of the Eleventh and p’~ces it in the Tenth district. The late Jere miah M. Rusk, former governor and secretary of agriculture, at one time represented St. Croix county in Con gress. MARINETTE—A pretty romance had an uncongenial setting in the po lice court, when William Zippie sued his boarder, Otto Barnowski, for $35 : which he alleged was due on a tour ist’s ticket. Zippie went to Germany for his sister on the understanding that Barnowski would pay for the tick et and marry the girl. The ticket cost SIOO. Barnowski paid $65 on ac count and was sued for the balance — $35. A judgment for the amount was entered against him. n ADI SON—The state board of con trol elected Dr. J. F. Brown, for sev eral years superintendent of the State School for the Blind at Janesville, as superintendent of the state public school for dependent children at Spar ta. to succeed Charles M. Bright. Pro fessor John T. Hooper, superintendent of the public schools of Ashland, was elected superintendent of the school for blind at Janesville to succeed Dr Brown. The salary was fixed at $2,00C per year. RACINE—George Nielson, thirty years old, a draftsman of Corliss, lost his life at Eagle lake. While spend ing the day at the island resort with friends he went in bathing and sank before the eyes of ten persons. His body was recovered in a few moments and physicians worked over the body in vain for half an hour. The body was brought to Racine. Nieison w’a? a draftsman at the Wisconsin Engine company and a member of the Mason ic lodge. MILWAUKEE —Mayor Emil Seidel was badly burned by the explosion of a gas heater in bis bath room. He had returned from the east after a lecturing tour and was about to bathe. Touching a match to the heater tc prepare water, there was a blinding flash and the next instant, blinded, he staggered out of the room to call his wife. Only his eyelids scorched, his hair singed and his checks scorched. RHINELANDER —The two daring Italians who fatally shot Sheriff Rad cliffe at Eagle River when he attempt ed to arrest them were captured by a posse betw r een Star Lake and Boswell. The capture was made after a fight in which both the Italians and one of the posse wmre injured, but not fatally. WAUSAU —John Schwester wreck ed his $3,000 biplane in the most dar ing flight of his career, rising 300 feet In gliding to a lower tower level and trying to clear a clump of trees. The plane struck one and fell to the ground He was uninjured. r\ i aie or Iwo riairs. Of the daudy D’Orsuy’s not very brilliant “wit” this is from Fein mouth’s biography: “The company were lounging about the fireplace when a singularly tactless gentleman of the name of Powell crept up behind the count and. twitching suddenly a hair out of the back of his head, ex claimed: ‘Excuse me. count: one soli tary white hair!’ D’Oisny contrived to conceal his annoyance, but bided his time. Very soon he found his chance and. approaching Mr. Powell, he de liberately plucked a hair from his head, exclaiming. ‘Parrdon, Pow-ail; one solitary black ‘air!’ ” Not His Air. It was a very fashionable concert, and the artists were very well known ones, but the two young things were too busy with picking out their pecul iarities to hear the music. In the midst of a beautiful selection the pianist suddenly lifted his hands from the keys, and one of the young things was heard to say clearly: “I wonder if that hair is his own?” The old man who sat beside her was slightly deaf, but he turned with a be nevolent smile. “No. miss.” lie Imparted pleasantly; “that is Schubert’s.” Philadelphia Times. A Friendly Tip. “I’m going to keep on climbing until I reach the top of the ladder.” said the candidate who had just been elected to a petty office. “That’s all right.” rejoined the old politician, "but take my advice and keep an eye on the men at the bottom. They are the chaps who can upset the ladder.”—Pittsburg Post. A Straightforward Answer. J. B. Lippincott once ventured to ask Ouida. the novelist, how she came to know* so much about clubs, camp life, barracks, gambling bouses and other places which are only visited by men. She placed her hands upon her knees and. looking straight at her questioner, said, “It is none of your business.” Good Sailing. Jack—Once more. Molly, will you marry me? Village Belle—For the thirteenth time this hour 1 tell you I will not. Jack—Well, thirteen knots an hour ain’t bad sniMo’ for a little craft like you.—Londo- >t Bits. Exhausts the Stock. Peck— l tell you it takes a lot ol courage to propose. Heck—Yes. sc much that many of you husbands nev er have any afterward.—Boston Tran script. EDGERTON Tuesday, July 25th | i Biggest, the Shows on Earth ( % X 1 GOL.LMAR BROS.’ GREATEST I) OF AMERICAN SHOWS /®l fl So Greatly Enlarged and Improved Since Last \ f ) 1 Season as to NOW STAND AT THE HEAD || OF THE CIRCUS BUSINESS IN AMERICA. || Mora Capital Invested than any other Amusement f 1 j GIVEN BY 300 WOBLD-FAMOUS PERFORMERS IN 3 RINGS, ON 3 STAGES, ON THE BIG HIPPODROME AND IN THE ENORMOUS AERIAL ENCLAVE More Cages of Wild and Trained Animals than Any Other Show on Earth. The Biggest Herd of Elephants Ever Collected. All Nature’s Birds and Wild Beasts Sub dued and Made to Perform. A Big Collection Containing all the Odd Creatures of Creation. Over ioo New, Sensational, and Surprising High-Class Acts A CIRCUS MORE AWE-INSPIRING THAN EVER SEEN BEFORE Presenting Every Morning at Ten O’Clock the Most Colossal, Gorgeous BIG FREEfSTREET PARADE Ever Seen by Human Eyes, ' inaugurating Absolutely the Biggest Show on Earth. Two Complete Exhibitions Daily,Ht 2 and 8 pm. Doors Open One Hour Earlier. Admission, ua Children Under 12 Years ol Age, Half-Price. SPECIAL LOW RATE EXCURSIONS ON ALL RAILROADS The True Test Tried in Edgerton, It has Stood The Test The hardest, test is the test of time, and Doan’s Kidney Pills have stood it well in Edgerton. Kidney sufferers can hardly ask for stronger proof than the following: J. M. Ogden, E. Fulton St., Edgerton, Wis, say9—‘For more than a year I was annoyed by pains in the small of my back. The attacks came on suddenly, lasting for several hours and then disap pearing only to return again in a few weeks. I sometimes had headaches and the kidney secretions were unnatural. The use of a few boxes of Doan’s Kid ney Pills , procured at Atwell’s Drug Store, drove every symptom of kidney complaint from my system and I am now enjoying much better health.” (Statement made in Julv, 1907) A LASTING EFFECT When Mr. Ogden wa9 interviewed on September 26, 1910, he said—“lt gives me pleasure to again endorse Doan’s Kidney Pills, for they effected a perma nent cure in my case. You are welcome to continue ths publication of my state ment for the benefit of other kidney sufferers.” 37 For sale by all dealers. Price 50 cents. Foster-Milburn Cos., Buffalo, New York sole agents for the United States. Remember the name—Doan’s —and take no other. Schoolboy Definitions. Here are some definitions from the schoolroom: ”A Jacobite is a man descended from Jacob.” “Snoring is our breath meeting the air which is coming in our mouth.” “Sneezing is a kind of ‘cofiing’ in the throat.” An other boy writes. “When you are cold the inside of your body rumbles and then it makes a noise which is called sneezing.” “A telephone is a kind of long wire with a spout at each end.”— Westminster Gazette A Good Opportunity. “Your pa’s coming down on Satur day. I wonder if that would be a good time to speak to him?” “Yes. When ma tells him what she’s spent down here he’ll be glad to get rid of the lot of us!”—Comic Cuts. Unfortunately Expressed. Violinist (one of a trio of amateurs who have just obliged with a rather lengthy performance)—Well, we’ve left off at last! Hostess —Thank you so much! On the Line. “The artist over the way was boast ing to me that his work is being hung on the line.” “Humph! So is his wife’s.” T.’i* Oscillator Cool Days for Business No matter what the weather Everyone who has electricity at their disposal can be perfectly comfortable in the hottest weather. Robbies & Myers 'STANDARD Fans (Altirnating and Dirtct Currtnt) are economical and efficient. The low oper ating expense as well as the small first cost put them within the reach of everyone. The fan illustrated actually consumes about one-half the power used by the ordi nary 16 C. P. lamp. Standard Fans are made in all sizes and all types— desk, bracket, oscillating, ceiling fans, for homes, offices, stores, etc. Edgerton Electric Light Cos. / X 1 11 jV- rtrt l Reo fljiocn Top and Mezger * 0 I LJU Automatic Windshield Extra. fIMQCfI Four door, including Wind sl3 J J shield. Top extra. A car is worth what it can do, and costs its original price and maintenance. The Reo has proven by tests and contests that it will bo more than any other car at S3OOO or less. The Reo costs only $1250 and, on account of its superb construction and light weight, its repair and running expenses (especially tires) are very light. Go by worth and real cost. Let us prove the Reo to you. Phone 106 or write Durner & Courtier, Evansville, Wis. Agents for Green and north £ of Rock County. A live agent wanted to handle Edgerton territory. SUMMER JOYS jNCHIGAGO Great Throngs Flock to Riverview Exposition Every Day. The popularity of summer amusement park enterprises in large cities, and the growth of this form of. outdoor diver sion, is perhaps more strikingly empha sized by the success of Chicago’s River view Exposition this season than in any other way. This big park has already had two Sundays and one holiday (Dec oration Day) on which the crowds for each day numbered 200,000, which means that nearly one-tenth the population of Chicago was out for amusement cn these days. For some unexplained reason the “MONITOR AND MERRIMAC” public is more keen for summer amuse ments than ever before. Anticipating the conditions, the management of Riv erview, considered the largest outdoor amusement enterprise in the world, has built up to the cravings of the crowds. Riverview is the only park in the world that had the courage to put half a mil lion dollars in two spectacles such as the “Monitor and Merrimac” and “Creation,’ , each of which leave impressions of glory and splendor with the visitor never to be forgotten. The “Monitor and Merrimac” is a most realistic production of the fa mous battle in Hampton Roads which revolutionized naval warfare. “Crea tion,” with beautiful electrical and scenic effects and living tableaux, illustrates the birth of the universe. Each of these spectacles is described by interesting and impressive lectures. Another peculiar* feature about the amusement park idea this summer is the demand for exciting rides of the “thriller” type. Riverview has more of these than any other park in the world, and they are crowded with riders all the time. Aside from all these expensive shows and rides, Riverview has one asset that other parks in Chicago would pay thousands of dollars for— great acres and acres of shady trees and green grass.* Riverview also employs none but the best bands, which give con certs every afternoon and evening.