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Oshkosh men who drive horses for pleasure will form a driving club. The Blair house, a landmark, built in 1863 at Blair, burned to the ground. The largest income tax charged to any Oshkosh resident was paid by George F. Gilkey. He turned over the sum of $2,300 to the city treasurer. Frank R. Weeks, of San Francisco, former Green Bay baseball magnate, Was married in St. Patrick's cathedral to Miss Rose Burkhardt at Green Bay. The diphtheria danger at the state school for the deaf is over. All have been released from quarantine. There were two cases, neither of them seri ous. Henry Clay Arbuttle, known as the “dye wizard," who was sentenced to the reformatory for three years, has been assigned to a bench in the over all factory. The tax roll of the city of Occ nomo woc makes the rate $26.32 per thou sand this year, an increase of twenty six cents over last year. The total tax is $83,566.90. It cost the state about twenty-seven cents each to obtain the vote of the militiamen on the border, according to an estimate by the secretary of state’s office. Joseph M. Connors, manager of the Janesville Clothing company, arrest ed two clothing thieves cowing them in a corner with a hatchet until the police arrived. Two years in the state prison at Waupun was the sentence given in municipal court to the young man who robbed the Becker drug store at Omro recently. The annual conference of Rotary clubs in the Wisconsin-Minncsota dis trict has been formally voted to Su perior January 22 by the ten organiza tions in the two states. James E. Welch, aged fifty-one, known personally by nearly every traveling man in the northwest who has made Oshkosh during the last thirty years, died suddenly. Mystery surrounds the death at Mil waukee of nineteen year old Annie Whitmeyer of Marinette, who was found in her room unconscious. The girl died en route to a hospital. A terrific explosion shook buildings at Sheboygan when a tank of benzine in the finishing room of the Sheboy gan Couch company was ignited. Con rad Keindecker, foreman, was en veloped in flames and may die. Mrs. Dora Mills, aged thirty-eight, of Fort, Atkinson, who had been with her husband, Lieutenant Delbert D. Mills, Company B, First infantry, Wis consin brigade, on the Texas border, died at a sanatorium at San Antonio. The Allen-Bradley company of Mil waukee, manufacturers of mechanical devices, filed an amendment to its articles of incorporation in the office of the secretary of state, increasing its capital stock from $25,000 to $136,- 000. Mayor Clarence Dennis of Ashland, has been asked to assist in the search of August Kuetz, who is wanted at Tacoma, Wash., in connection with the settling of an estate. Kuetz is said to be an heir to a large sum of money. James Johnson, seventy-one years old, former assemblyman from the Second district, Waukesha county, and pioneer of the town of Waukesha, where he was born March 7, 1845, died at his home in the village of Muk wonago. Mashed against a hot boiler when the freight engine of which he was pilot collided with a Soo line switch engine and was thrown over a steep embankment, Henry Tatiz, forty-five years old, was instantly killed at Ste vens Point. In the contest for member of the as sembly at a special election held for the district comprising the counties of Burnett and Washburn, J. H. Jensen of Grantsburg won out over Frank Hanmel of Spooner by forty-five votes, Both are Republicans. Approximately SB,OOO, nearly the entire estate of Ira Hardy, an aged widower and former railroad man, who lived in seclusion at Oshkosh for a number of years, was left by him to the foreign mission board of the Methodist Episcopal church. The Allis Chalmers company an nounced a bonus to the employes who are regular in their working hours for the next year, the ten per cent in crease to apply through the entire coming year. The bonus applies to 8,000 men and wi 1 total nearly $750,- 000. The National Brake and Electric company, the Wisconsin Motor Manu facturing company and the Kemp smith Manufacturing company, Mil waukee concerns, have announced a 10 per cent increase in pay to all men who are in the employ of these com panies Jan. 1. That he could have avoided indict ment in Chicago by paying SIO,OOO hush money, but that he refused to be blackmailed, was the sensational charge made by the Rev. E. L. Har vey, head of the Holy Jumpers, a re ligious sect at Waukesha, who was accused at Chicago of securing by trickery, a widow’s estate. Edwin L. Harvey, head of the Metropolitan Bible school at Wauke sha, who was indicted recently by a Chicago grand jury on a charge of swindling, has been made codefendent with Duke M. Farson of Chicago in a SIO,OOO damage suit, filed in behalf of Mrs. Marie Zuromski, Jersey City, N. J., the alleged victim of the swindle. Dr. John Winter, prominent physi cian, was found dead in his office in the State Bank building at La Crosse. Charles McEachron, a resident of Union Grove, seventy years old, shot and killed himself with a shot gun at his home. The annual show of the Wisconsin Poultry association was held at the University Stock pavilion at Madison, with more than 1,000 birds entered. Orson Neilson, a newspaper man of Beloit, while at Toronto, Canada, re ceived his appointment as vice consul of the American consulate at Moscow, Russia. Jacob There, a farmer residing on the Shawano road in the town of Maine near Green Bay, met instant death when he fell from a wagon load ed with wood. j Following an announcement that ; the price of milk would be raised at Green Bay from 8 to 9 cents a quart, distributors stated the price would re main at the first figure. J More than 20 per cent of all deaths reported throughout Wisconsin in No vember were of children under four years of age, according to the report of the bureau of vital statistics. ! The Rev. James Gessl, formerly chaplain of St. Mary's hospital at Osh ; kosh, died at the age of eighty-one. ! He was a native of Germany, and was ordained to the priesthood in 1859. The thermometer registered thirty degrees below zero at Birchwood sev eral days during the last week of 1916. This is a record mark for this section of Wisconsin in December. Mrs. Adella Thibaudeau, aged sev enty-six years, a resident of Brown county for over half a century, suc cumbed at her home following an ill ness of long duration. She was born in Belgium. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Scott Clark, residents of Green Bay for twenty -1 eight years, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. The couple was married in southern Wisconsin and later moved to Oconto. * An amendment to section 4075 of the Wisconsin statutes was recom mended by the committee of rules and procedure of the circuit judges of Wisconsin in convention at Milwau kee, to be presented to the next leg- I isluture. The contract for an addition which will double the size of the Great Northern Railroad car shops at Su perior has been let to New York con ] tractors. The construction and equip ment will involve an outlay of nearly j $500,000. Colonel Joseph E. Crain, formerly of Logansport, Ind., has become gov- I ernor of the Soldiers’ home at Mil | waukee. Colonel Crain declined to | comment on the proposal of the na tional board of managers to abandon ! the home. The increase of $11,000,000 in the net taxable incomes assessed in 1916, in Milwaukee county, for which taxes are now being collected, will be ex ceded in 1917, if information being re j ceived daily by the assessor of in ! comes is correct. ! Chicagoans are planning on estab lishing a milk receiving station mid way between Green Bay and Depere. 1 The milk will be shipped to compan : ies in Milwaukee and Chicago and later, it is stated, a cheese and butter factory will be erected, i Fred Nerbonn, twenty-six years old, express messenger on the Omaha road, who had both legs cut off under a train at Fairchild, is dead. Nerbonn slipped on an icy platform and fell under a passing train. His waiting wife witnessed the accident. Arthur E. Oehrke, twenty-two, of Milton Junction, and Otto Rohloff, thirty, Lima, were killed, and 'William Kidder, thirty, of Milton Junction vas badly injured when an automobile driven by Rohloff turned over on the road between Darien and Delavan. That the gross budget recommenda tions to the joint finance committee of the coming legislature will approxi mate $30,000,000 was advance predic tion of members of the state board of public affairs. This estimate was of ficially set at a meeting of the board with Governor Philipp. Alonzo A. Loper, one of the foun ders of the Republican party and the last of the notable group present at the birth of that organization at Ripon, Wis., in 1854, died suddenly, aged eighty-seven years. Mr. Loper had been a resident of Fond du Lac county for seventy years. John Sweeny, chief of the Green Bay fire department, has been made defendant in an action instituted by Bert J. Bardwell in an attempt to re cover SIO,OOO for the death of his son, Lloyd H. Bardwell, who collided with the chief’s motor car June 15, 1916, and died of injuries on June 25. Nomination of Captain Joseph F. Janda for promotion to major in the United States army is assured friends of the captain in Kewaunee county. Captain Janda was formerly a resi dent of Kewaunee, but has been serv ing in Hawaii during the last few years. He was the first Kewaunee boy to graduate from West Point. Dr. Edwin E. Witte, a member of the Wisconsin university faculty and an expert in social and industrial re search, was named secretary of the industrial commission. Fred. J. French, Milwaukee, a member of the board of industrial education of that city, was named assistant supervisor of apprentices by the commission. With the arrival of the third sec tion, in charge of Major G. W. Gar lock, the entire First regiment of the Wisconsin national guard is now sta tioned at Fort Sheridan, 111., while the mustering out precess is in progress. The men are comfortably housed in steam heated barracks and are in a cheerful frame of mind at being so near home. YANKEE YOUTHS TAKINGTO GOLF Ward Says Yankees Will Soon Produce Greatest Stars. PLAYERS ARE IMPROVING Within the Next Ten Years Americans Should Outclass the World—Mental Strain Is Most Severe In Final Round of Championship Play. That the United States will soon pro duce the greatest golfers In the world is the opinion of John Ward, old time Giant shortstop and an expert now with the driver and niblick. This pre diction is based on the vastly improved form of American players, which to Ward was the feature of the 1916 golf season. If this improvement in play ing form continues a few years longer, says the veteran, American golfers as a class should at least be the equal If not the superior of the English and Scotch players. “I have competed in many tourna ments last season and watched a num her of others,’’ declared the champion of the Garden City (N. Y.) club. “What surprised me most was the improved playing style of the majority of golfers. It was only a short time ago that only about one golfer in ten played in cor rect form. The others would simply club their way around without regard for golfing style. This season I would say that seven out of ten knew the proper way to play their clubs. Those that generally showed the best form were young fellows. “These boys have been imbued with the idea of starting the game right. They have received lessons from com petent professionals, with the result that their progress has been exception ally fast. It is a certainty that many additional youths will be attracted to the game, and all, being anxious to forge ahead quickly, will learn at the beginning to handle their clubs. “This will mean that most of the present stars who helped to make the sport so popular will be compelled to stand aside. With the proper instruc tion of our young players I should say that within ten years our golfers will be the best in the world. “At the national amateur tourna ment at Merion some time ago Bobby Jones, the fourteen-year-old Atlanta lad, gave an illustration of how young and able some of our youthful golfers can be. I understand there are sev eral other boys in Atlanta who will soon cause considerable comment, and it is reasonable to expect other sec tions of the country will produce re markable boy golfers." According to the old baseball star, golf now is just beginning to enjoy real popularity and there is no telling to what lengths the present rush for the links will go. Ward believes gplf is the best form of moderate exercise; yet he says that the final round for a national championship is the most se vere strain one will encounter in any sport. The veteran declares that an ordinary round of golf is good aver age exercise, not nearly so much of a strain as a baseball game. Recalling bis championship days with the Giants. Ward relates his own experience on the diamond as a means of contrast with golf to test the player’s physical strength. “Golf," says Ward, “is not so much of a strain on the player, except, of course, in a big title match. Baseball is different. Every one in the big leagues plays the worth of ten games in every morning practice during the early months of the season. Often I would only get a few chances, yet I would be so tired from the nervous and mental strain that I would hardly be able to stand up at the finish of the game. This mental and nervous strain I have found to be greatest in a bard championship golf match. “Then it is terrific. But golf can be played by almost everybody, young or old, without much physical exer tion, and that is probably the main reason why the game is growing so popular." COMISKEY HELPS ED WALSH. Owner of White Sox Offers to Start Veteran Pitcher In Business. Ed Walsh, former famous spitballer and internationally known as a mem ber of the White Sox, has been uncon ditionally released, according to a man in the inner circles. Walsh realizes that his cunning and skill have de parted and will not return. Charley Comiskey, owner of the Sox. who thinks highly of the big fellow, is planning a satisfactory future for his old standby. One rumor has it that negotiations are pending whereby Walsh is to become owner or manager of a minor league team, and another that Comiskey has offered to set Walsh up iu some sort of business in any city he may select, preferably Mer iden. Conn., his old home town. Walsh will probably accompany the Sox on the training trip, but purely in an ad visory capacity, as it is said be will never agan don a Sox uniform. Pollard Runs Tailor Shop. Fred Pollard, the negro football play er and all around track athlete oi Brown university, is working his way through college. He runs a little tailor shop in Providence, and when not busy with liis studies or athletic work he keeps well occupied pressing suits for file students. The Largest Islands. Australia has long been classed as the least of the continents and not as an island. The largest islands are grad ed downward in the order of their size, as follows: Greenland, 550,000 square miles; New Guinea, 312,000; Borneo. 280,000; Madagascar, 230.000. In the absence of exact surveys these areas are rough estimates and must be con sidered only as approximations, but it is not likely that careful measurements will introduce corrections so large as to change the order of the four. Australia is but slightly smaller than the conti nental United States excluding Alaska —Exchange. A Child’s Quick Wit. It was a very pretty reply Roger Sherman’s little daughter made to George Washington. The general had been calling on her father, and the young miss opened the door for him as he was leaving. “You deserve a better office, my little lady," remarked Washington, smiling at her. “Yes. sir,” she replied, with a cour tesy—“to let you in." Different Routes. Philanthropic Visitor (to jailbird)— My friend, may I ask what brought you here? Jailbird—The same thing that brought you here—the desire to poke my nose into other people’s busi ness, only I used generally to go in by way of the basement window.—London Tit-Bits. Damp. “The climate is pretty damp there, isn’t it?" “I should say so. It’s really so damp the people can’t raise anything but urn brellas."— St. Louis Post-Dispatch Holding a Wake —Ditto a Girl. Miss Loveleigh—The professor was telling us today about the moon. He says the moon is a dead body. Jack Spooner—That so? Then suppose we sit up awhile with the corpse. Raised by Machinery. “A mechanical age. truly.” “How now?” “I just saw an incubator baby being lulled to sleep by a graphophone."- Kansas City Journal. Different. “I hear you bought a bungalow on a bluff." “Oh, uo; the real estate man sold it to me on a bluff.’’—Florida Tiines-Un ion. Saved Is Earned. “I earned a penny today, papa!” “Brave boy! And how!” “Mother gave me ten. and I saved one!”—Puck. The Brute’s Retort. Mrs. Prissims—Oh. but I got taken in when I married you, you wretch! Mr. Prissims—Yes—out of the cold. A cheerful look makes a dish a feast. —Herbert. WOMEN GIVE OUT. Housework is hard enough when healthy. Every Edgerton woman who is having backache, blue and nervous spells, dizzy headaches and kidney or bladder troubles, should be glad to heed this woman’s experience: Mrs. A. D. Humphrey, Blaine Street, Edgerton, Wis., says: “I suffered from weak kidnevs for several years. I had a dull ache through my kidneys and often felt weak and worn out. In a short time after I began using Doan’s Kidney ;Pills, I felt better and I steadily improved until I was well.” (Statement given July 22, 1907.) DOAN’S ALWAYS EFFECTIVE After a lapse of more than six years Mrs. Humphrey said: “I seldom have any kidney trouble now, but when I do. a few doses of Doan’s Kidney Pills fix me up all right again.” Price 50c at all dealers. 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