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ITEMS IN BRIEF Paragraphs of Interest to Read ers ct Badger State. News of All Kinds Gathered From Various Points In the State and So Reduced In Size That it Will Appeal to All Classes of Readers. Claude E. Watson is a rural car rier at Livingston. A plan is being discussed at Stev ens Point for the organization of a camp of Spanish war veterans there. Plans for a modern police station for Kenosha at a cost of approximate ly $60,000 were submitted to the common council. Henry Honinger was drowned in Small Cedar lake near West Bend. He leaped out of a boat, intending to take a bath, and sank in about forty feet of water. Robert Baring of Lake Geneva, rich in lands and bank accounts, went to Chicago, registered at the Audito rium Hotel and announced that he was in search of a wife. A SIOO diamond from an engage ment ring was lost in the mud on a country road at midnight and found the next morning by Mrs. Charles Mertle of Wautoma. H. H. Shufeldt, of Oconomowoc will go from his home to Plattsburgh N. Y., for five weeks’ training at the United States military camp. Max N. Lando, 76, resident of Mil waukee since 1869 and at one time one of the most prominent lawyers in the city, died at the home of his son, Victor S. Lando, 496 Fortieth street. In the residence in 1866 where Mr. and Mrs. Jonas L. Ford were united man and wife, they observed their golden wedding anniversary. Mr. Ford is a prominent clothier of Janes ville. A dispatch says Abraham Auld of Milwaukee has been appointed in spector of boiler and steamboat service at Grand Haven, Mich. Auld has been employed at the north side pumping station. The Janesville Commercial club directors voted to take over the build ing of the Janesville Auditorium com pany, the only large structure in the city, which will accommodate public and political meetings and conven tions. The recruits at Camp Douglas will be without the inspiration of mar tial music. Captain Guy D. Armitage tried to enlist some bandmasters un der his banner, but returned to the reservation without a single enroll ment. Arthur Showers, a fourteen-year-old lad of Madison, while shooting off firecrackers July 3d, ran in front of an automobile driven by George G. Huse by, automobile dealer, and was killed. Showers’ neck was broken by the au tomobile passing over him. H. C. Williams, who supposedly came from Minneapolis, was found dead near Brookfield Junction. His body was found along the Milwaukee road right of way. The coroner be lieves Williams tried to jump on a passing freight train and fell off. The treasury department of the gov ernment has stopped all prelimin ary work on the proposed public build ing at Ripon, Wis., in compliance with the request of the common council and citizens of that community who have telegraphed their wishes that the cost of the building be diverted to military purposes. A warrant served on. Robert J. Shields, a wealthy resident of Super ior, Wis., followed his indictment in Eau Claire on a charge of violating the Mann act. The specific charge in the true bill is that Shields trans ported from Chicago to Superior Jeanette Palmer to be the head of a disorderly resort there. William I iddell, a wood camp fore man residing at Chippewa Falls, was found beside the Soo tracks near Owen, his head split, evidently with an ax. He had been seen a couple of hours previously. One hand was alsu found badly cut, and it is believed the man was murdered and placed besidr the track to divert suspicion. “Horrible examples” of livestock will be collected and placed along side prize animal money makers at eight county fairs and the Wisconsin state fair this fall. This plan to em phasize the value of scientific stock raising on Badger farms is a result of co-operation between officials of the several fairs and of the Wisconsin Livestock Breeders’ association. Kenosha advertises that it is to have a “congress of mothers” for the protection of the babies of the city and mothers representing thirty nationalities and speaking as man> different languages have been invited to co-operate with the board of health in the movement. The official visiting nurse of the city will be at the head of the organization. Disqualified National Guardsmen, determined to serve the country in the event of intervention, will “beat” their way to Texas on freight cars and try to join some military organ ization encamped along the border, is common talk at Camp Douglas, ac cording to the Reverend Gustav Stearns, chaplain of the First regi ment, who was in Milwaukee on fur lough. Patrick Dockery, 88, one of the earli est settlers of Askeaton, is dead. Funeral of Mrs. H. C. Barker, who died at her summer home at Brainerd, Minn., was held at Fond du Lac. Thomas Laird has taken out a li cense to wed Marion D. Dalton, six teen years old, a Beloit high school freshman. Mrs. George Schuehle, a prominent Oconomowoc woman is the first wo man ever elected on an Oconomowoc school board. The First regiment, Wisconsin Na tional Guard have entrained for the Mexican border. The regiment will go to San Antonio. According to unofficial returns of medical examinations made by United States officers 20 per cent of the First Regiment has been rejected. The Janesville Electric company, lo cated at Janesville, has acquired the holdings of the Edgarton Electric Cos. The consideration was $35,000. From injuries, when she was run over by a taxicab, Mrs. Max Pietsch mann, thirty-seven years old, died at Municipal hospital at Waukesha. The golden wedding of Mr. and Mr3. Frank Allen, Sr., was celebrated witli a picnic and family reunion attended by five sons and three daughters at Little Suamico. H. P. Myric, state editor, and for twenty years managing editor of the Milwaukee Sentinel and until a year ago editor of the Milwaukee Free Press, died in Madison. Her scalp and ear torn off and face otherwise frightfully mangled by a milking machine, Mrs. John Veilbig of the town of Oakfield is lying at St. Agnes hospital at the point of death. S. A. Boyd, La Crosse, notified re gents of the Janesville Y. M. C. A. that he would accept their offer as phy sical director, to succeed E. A. Leek who has resigned. While the First regiment, W. N. G., was entraining for the border on the Bth, members of the Second regiment were busy preparing for their depart ure which took place Monday morn ing. Michael Monahon, eighty-five years old, one of the early pioneers of Way side, died the last week. He raised a family of fourteen children, one of whom is Judge Monahon of Green Bay. When Judge Stevens and three other men of prominence in Madison start ed for a tour through Canada, they took with them a document to prove that they were citizens of the United States. Mrs. Honor Meek, whose home is at South Madison, was killed by fall ing from the running board of an au tomobile truck. Her skull was frac tured. She was seized with a faint ing spell. Lawrence Johnson, a Glenwood City youth, twenty years old, drowned in Pine lake when taken with cramps twenty feet from shore while swim ming with two companions. The body was recovered. "7 A reward of SSOO to be given for the capture and conviction of the slayer of George Bischoff, taxicab driver, who was shot and killed in his machine, has been offered by the city of Oshkosh. Philip Allen, sentenced to prison 8 years ago for wrecking the First Na tional bank of Mineral Point, will be given his freedom July 25. He will be allowed two years of his sentence for good behavior. The citizens’ committee which was organized at Marinette, to attempt to bring about an agreement between 4,000 strikers of lumber and power plants disbanded after failing to ac complish its purpose. Miss S. E. Stinson, aged eighty-one years, living at Stevens Point, a for mer California school teacher, suc cessfully underwent an operation for the amputation of one leg, necessitat ed by a bone disease. Soldiers’ sweethearts, and “left be hind me girls” of Fond du Lac plan to organize a permanent club similar to Women’s Relief corps of civil war days, to furnish delicacies and com forts for the members of Company E. Suddenly facing the alternative at Beloit of being cooked to death or drowned, William Baptist chose to try the water and escaped. He was fish ing by the side of the paper mill when he found himself in front of an exhaust steampipe, which had been opened suddenly. Private Corydon F. Battershell, but who in private life is the Reverend Corydon F. Battershell, Marinette, who was with the Mari nette company at Camp Douglas, pro cured a license in Chicago to wed Beulah G. Bond, eighteen years old, also of Marinette. Four joy riders, after spending the Fourth at Tomahawk, hit a small ca r with two passengers a mile south of Heafford junction. Both cars were smashed and the occupants of both cars were thrown out. Three passen gers were cut and bruised and one car damaged beyond repair. Enoch Taylor, a negro of Detroit passed through Jane'sville, Wis., from Madison with the remains of his son, Grant Taylor, after being called from Detroit by Dane county officials to identify the regains of a farm hand killed accidentally in a runaway there. The victim had $6,000 on his person when found. A. B. Hume, a young Clinton attor ney, met his death in an automobile accident while driving lore from Lake Winnebago. John Schweitzer of Mayville was injured internally, leg broken and ear badly torn anu other wise bruised; Louis Schweitzer, Chi: ton, had his left shculder fractured Wendel Schultz, Chilton, the fuurt one in the party, escaped without in jury. Athletic Mosquitoes, Singapore is on the Malay peninsula, that shoe tongue that hangs down from the southeast corner of India. A Singapore mosquito will lie slothfully around all day. not turning a hand, but the moment it sees you retire for the night and pull down the bed net ting it leaps to its feet, trembling with eagerness. They will pass up thou sands of Chinese and Malays a few blbeks -away, sleeping' without cover of any kind, to come and work and plan the whole night through to get just one taste of white meat. Their persistence is wonderful. An ant in comparison to a Singapore mosquito is a happy-go-lucky creature, with no thought of the morrow. Here in the luxurious tropics mosquitoes grow to splendid proportions, perfectly formed and splendidly muscled, and in any catch-as-catch-can conflict can defend themselves against all comers, irre spective of nationality. In a clinch they have a way of balancing on their tails and leaping on to their opponent and tearing him with their hind feet after the manner of the cornered Aus tralian kangaroo. Homer Croy in Leslie’s. Tiger Sharks. When a Hawaiian sees a shark near the surface with eyes which shine red. as though they had red glass In them, he wili not go in the water or even on the water or if he is on the water he will get to shore, for the red eyed fish is the tiger shark, and it does not hesi tate to attack. They will not only at tack a man in the water, but they will follow' a fisherman in a canoe after he has taken a lot of fish aboard, and it is said they will attack and overturn a canoe if they are very hungry. Men who know fish do not want to have anything to do with the tiger shark. A shark does not turn on its back to Lite, as is the common opinion of those who bave not lived near shark infested waters. It turns on its side and when in this position can travel almost as fast and handle itself almost as well as W'hen it is in its natural position.— Honolulu Star. Frozen Food In Siberia. The markets of Irkutsk, in Siberia, are an interesting sight, for the prod ucts c‘l ! ered for sale are in most cases frozen solid. Fish are piled up in stacks like so much cordwood, and meat likewise. All kinds of fow’l are similarly frozen and piled up. Some animals brought into the market whole are propped up on their legs and have the appearance of being actually alive, and ns one goes through the markets one seems to be surround ed by living pigs, sheep, oxen and fowls standing up. But, stranger yet, even the liquids are frozen solid and sold in blocks. Milk is frozen into a block in this w r ay and with a string or a stick frozen into and projecting from it. This, it is said, is for the convenience of the purchaser, who is thus enabled to carry his milk by the string or stick handle. Cromwell and Quinine. We owe to Sir Clements Markham the introduction of quinine yielding trees to British India and the conse quent cheapening of the drug from a guinea to a halfpenny an ounce in Cal cutta, but the medicinal properties of cinchona bark had long been know T n. They were discovered by the Jesuits, after whom it was called Jesuits’ bark. Concerning that. Sir Clements used to relate an odd coincidence. Oliver Cromw'ell died of tertian ague, and quinine might have saved him. In the very newspaper in which his death w r as announced, the Mercurius Politicus. there was an advertisement of Jesuits’ bark for sale. But the name of Jesuit w'as abhorrent to the Puritans, and hence Cromwell’s medical advisers would bave nothing to do with it.— London Chronicle. “Valley of Dried Bones.” The island of Jamaica possesses a “valley of dried bones.” It is near the Cunacuma gap, in the Maroon country. This valley, though in the heart of the “wet country,” is bare of leaf and life. The limestone rock is hot. Giant trees, which seem to have been blighted sud denly, stand up gaunt and dead. Al though vegetation seems to have been dense here in former years, nothing will grow now. During the hot season the temperature is almost unbearable. It is visited by seismic disturbances, ■which cause the dead trees and hot stones to rattle like dry bones. Too Old to Be Fooled. A man entered a grocery store and ordered some eggs. “That man always buys fresh eggs,” whispered a small egg. peeping out from the depths of the basket. “Hub,” scoffed the big egg on top. “yuh can’t tell me that. I wasn’t laid yesterday.”—J udge. A Sure Way. There are several methods whereby pickpockets may be avoided on crowd ed street cars, but the surest way is to keep your money in the bank in your wife’s name.—Kansas City Star. Impossible. “Do you think it safe to marry on $25 a week?" “My boy. no amount of money can guarantee marriage to be safe”—De troit Free Press. To Live Long. If you wish to be a Methuselah you will have to quit doing all the things that make it worth while not to be one—St. Louis Post-Dispatch Difficulties are not to be sought, but when they come they should be ac cepted as calls to heroic deeds. A log cabin, such as you see in our sketch, with the chinks filled with mud, or the modern bungalow with plastered walls, beamed ceilings, hard wood floors and cozy porches. We are so sure it will be the latter that we haven’t a supply of logs on hand, but an abundant stock of the Best Lumber and Building Material Heddles Lumber Cos. Edgerton, Wisconsin. S2B Buys This Style Detroit Vapor Oil Stove No wicks or asbestos rings to bother with. It is the latest thing in the evolution of the Oil Stove. Built to use and built to last. You have got to see this stove in operation in order to appreciate all its good points. We will deliver this stove to your home, and after you have given it a thorough tryout, if it does not give entire satisfaction we will come and take it away. Call and let us demonstrate it to you. HAIN, LIVICK & ARTHUR The Progressive Hardware Store. All Summer Dresses 25% Discovir\t This is an opportunity for every lady to supply herself with a dainty cool dress for the hot days which are coming these next two montns. Nobby Organdies, Flowered and Striped Voiles, Lawns, Linens, etc. Sizes from 16-57. Special I_<ot Silk: Dresses, $8.73 Any Spring Suit, SIO.SO Simpson Garment Store JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN. CHIEFS OFPOLICE AMD FIRE DEPARTMENTS REPORT To THE ttOOD UUOSE.^ "oFRCEffoN THE FORCE SAVS~| \ NEARLY ALLTHE FIREMEN J NOTHING TOO .PATROLDUTY IS A PLEASURE -USE W-B. C , FOR POLICEMEN ANP WHEN THET HAVE A LITTLE \ W-B CUT WINS WHEN THEvJ | FIRE MEN. THEY CHEW OF W-B CUT TOBACCO.) ! TAKE S WALL CHEWS. 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Valuable booklet in each can, “How to De ftroy RaU.” 25c., 50c. and SI.OO. 6-Ib. pail, $5.00. In Seed, Hardware, Drug ? < NaMKli* and General Stores. ( Dallman Drug Cos. DR. MEYERS Dentist Moved to new office on Fulton St. Opposite Pringle Dept. Store Telephone 371 DR. A. T. SHEARER Physician and Surgeon T . | 7toß a. m.; Ito3p. m. Office Hours 7toßp. m. OFFTCE AT RESIDENCE PHONE 20 Edgerton, - Wisconsin.