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te boards has been in session at Milwaukee. William Pryne, for thirty-five years a sufferer from asthma, took his own life at Oshkosh. William Rapp, aged thirty-six years and life long resident of Kenosha, died suddenly in the city jail. Joseph Seibiorski, ten, and Evelyn Jolmes, nine, were drowned in the Mississippi river at La Crosse. Frederick Wagner, eighty-two, resid ng ten miles east of Wautoma, was found hanging to his bedpost. * Dick Jones, laborer in Red Granite quarries, accidentally fell sixty-five eet into a stone pit and was instantly illed. Fred G. Babcock, aged fifty-nine years, long prominent in the political life of southern Wisconsin, died at Kenosha. The Wisconsin state board of phar macy has concluded its examination. Out of the seventy-seven applicants fifty-five were successful. Six persons narrowly escaped death .vhen the automobile of C. E. Wright, 3eloit, Wis., was wrecked on a drive* ;way on the Wisconsin university •rounds. The government authorities at La Crosse struck their first blow at the llegal liquor traffic among soldiers when Charles Lavigne of Kilbourn was arrested. Windows for half a block around were broken and the grocery store of Sam Latine was wrecked when a mid night explosion rocked Milwaukee’s “little Italy.” Charged with failure to register for conscription on June 5, two Town of Schley young men were lodged in the county jail. They are James Becker and Robert Butis. President J. W. Crabtree of the state normal school has resigned to accept the secretaryship of the Na tional Educational association with headquarters at Washington. Three hundred alien enemies had their pictures taken, their finger prints made and applied for permits to remain in the “Land of the Free” in the circuit court at Kenosha. Green Bay is in less danger of a coal famine next winter than perhaps any other city in Wisconsin, according to reports following a recent meeting of wholesale and retail coal dealers. Over 200,000 cans of peas are being turned out daily by the canning factor ies located at Mount Calvary, Fair water, Brandon and Ripon. The plants are operated twenty-three hours a day. Five boys, aged seventeen to twen ty, were sentenced to one year in the Green Bay reformatory for the al leged theft of an automobile, aban doned at Oshkosh after a long joy ride. Wisconsin is one of the small group of states in which the national board for historical service is supervising a series of prize competitions on the subject “Why the United States Is at War.” About forty Chippewa Indians re siding on the Couderay Indian reser vation here have enlisted in the Saw- T er county company, soon to become a part of the new Sixth Wisconsin regiment. Mrs. Elizabeth Obertine, aged sev enty-two years, prominent Union Grove woman was stricken with heart disease in an automobile on the road south of Kenosha and died a few min utes later. Lawrence Sharkey, thirty-six years of age enlisted for the service in the United States navy but the call for him to come to service failed to ar rive and he drank two ounces of car bolic acid at Racine. Three alien enemies, E. J. Fisher, Christian Bunk and Alfred Steinseif er, all of Kenosha, are in jaijl as a re sult of their declining to make pro per answer in an examination for the ssuance of alien permits. Arrangements have been made by the authorities of Manitowoc for the purchase of a suitable property site for the Goodrich shops, practical ly forced from their present location by federal shipbuilding activities. Organization of Company M of Fond du Lac of the Fifth Wisconsin regi ment was started, the nucleus being formed by eighty-five men from Com pany E, Second regiment, which was recruited in excess of war strength. George F. Imig of Sheboygan was elected president of the Wisconsin Association of Optometrists and Wil lard R. Venus of Madison secretary treasurer and J. M. Johnston of Port age director of education, anew office. Casper Wolts, of Milwaukee, aged forty-two years, for years a repair man for the Chicago and Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway company, was instantly killed when struck by a freight train south of the Truesdell station. Authorities are investigating an ex plosion which blew off three fingers of Ludvina Roskoski, aged nine, at Green Bay, in her home while she was hand ling a pencil which had been found on the street by a relative employed as a sweeper. J. H. Brown, who h:s bad wide ex perience in normal schools in New England states and who recently has been associated with schools in New Hampshire, has been elected president of the Oshkosh Normal school to succeed A. H. Keith, re signed. The Mitchell Wagon company of Ra cine, one of the oldest industries of its kind, has been liquidated. Great preparations are being made for the Red Cross tag day, to be held In Oconomowoc on Saturday, Aug. 4. Potatoes, oats, peas, rye, barley and wheat were never better nor more promising in the state than at pres ent. Clarence O’Brien, prominent farmer, is dead following injuries sustained when his barn was wrecked by a vio lent wind at Eau Claire. ' Roy Seifert, aged seventeen, of Maiden Rock, swung from a hay mow on a rope, landing on the handle of a pitchfork and was killed. The Rev. W. S. Stewart of Inde pendence, Ore., will succeed the Rev. P. G. Van Zandt as pastor of the First Baptist church at Fond du Lac. The potato yield in the Birchwood section will be enormous. Farmers this year have paid particular atten tion to the cultivation of “spuds.” The Employer Indemnity corpora tion of Kansas City, Mo., was licensed to do business in Wisconsin. The to tal assets of the company is $448,316. Lightning caused the death of many valuable cows owned by farmers near Birchwood during the heaviest elec trical storm ever experienced in that section. William A. Bodish, aged fifty eight, one of the best known newspa per men in the northwest, is dead from hardening of the arteries at Mil waukee. La Crosse’s third drowning in two days occurred when Lucy McLaren, seven year old daughter of William MacLaren, fell off a float at the public baths and perished. Acting under the instruction of the governor, a call was issued for the organization of a “provisional bat talion” for Kenosha. It is to be in the nature of a “home guard.” Heavy wind accompanying a rain storm approaching a cloudburst flat tened hundreds of acres of grain in central Wisconsin. Much of it will have to be cut for fodder. Funeral services for Charies B. Hamilton, who was drowned while in swimming, were held on July 30, at the Methodist Episcopal church. The body was taken to La Harpe, 111., for burial. Tht his two sons are registered twice is claimed by J. McD. Randles of Waukesha after looking up the reg istration numbers of John Eric and William Porter Randles, for selective army service. The people of Beaver Dam and Dodge county gave a farewell demon stration to Company K, Second in fantry, at Swan’s city park, Judge Martin Lueck of Juneau being the principal speaker. Traffic between La Crosse and Sa vanna, 111., on the main line of the Burlington railroad was tied up for a week by the destruction of the Bad axe bridge, two miles north of Victor ia, Wis., in a cloudburst. Efforts to break down the Rory of Ludvina Roskoski, aged nine, of Green Bay, who lost three fingers of her right hand by an explosion in her home while handling a pencil found on the street by a relative, were unavail ing. Farmers who never before sold any thing directly to the consumer invad ed the new municipal market early in the morning of its opening at Ra cine with wagon loads of various pro visions to barter with market towns people. The woman’s committee of the state council of defense, acting through the county committees, has furnished fif ty women for the rush work in can ning camps this week. Requests came from six factories and workers will be supplied. In an editorial the Milwaukee Ger man Herold denounces the stand of German Chancellor Georg Michaelis as being*- “not representative of the German people.” It expresses the hope that the German people will “take mat ters in their own hands.” A summer conference of missionary workers from all parts of the country and Canada met at Lake Geneva to or ganize forces from all territories for the advancement of the “missionary education movement.” The sessions will continue through Aug. 5. As in 1861, Ripon college will again be turned into a v* T ar camp. The cam pus, dormitories and athletic field have been turned over to the government for the use of Company D for barracks and drill ground until the company is called to a mobilization camp. That the silo is likely to prove the salvation of the corn crop of 1917 in Wisconsin, and to build more of them is simply applying common sense to the problems of a backward season, is the opinion of Professor R. A. Moore of the University of Wisconsin. Ray Kenna has a draft problem. He* has two serial numbers, one in Racine county and the other at Fon du Lac. If he escapes cne draft he’ll be caught by the other, but now fears that he may be drafted in both places and doesn’t know which one to answer first. Milwaukee was selected as the next place of meeting of the Wisconsin Funeral Directors and Embalmers’ as sociation. Everett Voth of Milwaukee was elected president, Joseph W. Wat tawa of Man tcwoc vice president. David Brettschneider of Appleton, sec end vice president; Robert I-I. Kroos, of Sheboygan, secretary; A. A. Freut schi, of Madison, treasurer; R. E. Marquardt, of Oshkosh, sergeant-at arms, and C. R. Tics of Oshkosh, was named as member f;r three years of the state examining board. BOYS AND GIRLS’ CAMP AGAIN A BIG STATE FAIR FEATURE Boys Band of Fifty of Beloit Will Be Assigned Entirely to This Department—Over 30,000 Children to Sing “The Star Spangled Banner" on the Opening Day, Sept. 10. Milwaukee, Aug. 30. Under direc tion of Professor Thomas L. Bewick Of University of Wisconsin, who also is Uncle Sam’s representative in this work in Wisconsin, the Wisconsin State Fair established an agricultural Boys and Girls’ department in 1915, and this department is destined to be one of the strongest factors of the great annual exposition. During 1915 and 1916 the Badger State farm boys and girls showed great interest In the competitions and dem onstrations of this deprr f ment, and their interest this year i * ates a rec ord showing. Under direction of W. H. Wones, Y. M. C. A. state leader of the boys’ work, and the Y. W. C. A., the camp estab lished last year will be continued. Boys and girls are taken care of here during the entire week under ideal con ditions. They eat and sleep under can vas and, in addition to the benefits they receive from the w T ork of their depart ment, enjoy a week’s outing. Assigned to this department will be the famous Boys’ Band of Beloit of fifty young musicians. This band will head all of the many parades of farm Army Rifles of Europe. The German Mauser can fire faster than any other rifle used by the armies of Europe. The magazine holds five cartridges, packed in chargers. The British rifle is the outcome of the South African war. It holds ten cartridges and is sighted from 200 to 2,800 yards. The Italian Mannlicher-Carcano is rather slow, discharging but fifteen rounds of shot a minute. The French Lebel is the longest rifle. The tube magazine under the barrel holds eight cartridges. The bullet used in it weighs 198 grains. The Russian rifle is seven inches longer than the British. It is capable of firing twenty-four bullets to the min ute. The bayonet is always fixed. The Austrian rifle is the lightest of all, yet its bullet, 244 grain, is the heaviest used by any of the powers. It is very rapid in action. The Belgian Mauser of 1889 holds five cartridges carried in'CMps. It can not be used as a single loader. It weighs over eight pounds. From the Cellar of Life. Do not be afraid, do not cry put, for life is good. I came from low down, from the cellar of life, where darkness and terror reign, where man is half beast and life is only a fight for bread. It flows slowly there, in dark streams, but even there gleam pearls of courage, of intelligence and of heroism, even there beauty and love exist. Everywhere that man is found, good is; in tiny particles and invisible roots —but still it is there. All these roots will not perish; some will grow and flourish and bear fruit I bought dearly the right to believe this; therefore it is mine my whole life long. And thus I have won yet another right, the right to demand that you, too, believe as I do, for I am the voice of that life, the despairing cry of those who remain below and who have sent me to herald their pain. They also long to rise to self respect, to light and freedom. —Gorky in “The Peasants.” Horse Sense. If you work for a man, in name work for him. If he pays wages that supply you your bread and butter, work for him, speak well of him, think well of him, stand by him and stand by the institution he represents. I think if 1 worked for a man I would work for him. I would not work for him a part of his time, but all of his time. I would give an undivided service or none. If put to a pinch an ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness. If you vilify, condemn and eternally disparage, why, resign your position and when you are outside roar to your heart’s content But, I pray you, so long as you are a part of an institu tion, do not condemn it. Not that you will injure the institution —not that — but when you disparage the concern of which you are a part you disparage yourself.—Elbert Hubbard. Colony of Cousins. In Catlin bay, close to the great rock of Gibraltar, there is a colony so unique that it stands out almost as a tribe dis tinct in itself. Many generations ago, during a storm, a fleet of Genoese fish ermen put into the sheltered spot and so escaped the fury of the sea. In the boats, so history has it, were many wo men, and they became so enamored of the spot that huts were built and they remained. Hundreds of years have passed, and the little tribe still lingers on. It is a colony of cousins, dwelling apart in the shadow of a great rock and going down to the sea in ships to earn a hard won livelihood. Dental Offices Closed Saturday afternoons during June, July. August and September. Dr. J. L. Holton, Dr. L. D. llyland, Dr. F. C. Meyers, 29tf . Dr. F. S. Miller. Ten acres of marsh land for sale. Inquire of E. M. Ladd. 34tf . boys and girls during the night fairs. Professor Bewick has planned a mammoth pageant, showing the ad vance of agriculture in Wisconsin, and it will be presented entirely by boys and girls, probably on Monday, which is Children’s Day. One of the big features of Children’s Day—there were 32,000 school children on the grounds on this day last year- GERTSON A SOLDIER BOY. Louis Gertson, the birdman who will thrill the State Fair crowds with loops and other stunts, is one of Uncle Sam’s flyers. His machine is a brand new military plane. will be the singing of “The Star Span gled Banner,” led by the Boys and Girls’ Department and all of the bands and orchestras on the grounds. Farm boys anu girls show many calves, pigs and poultry In their com petitions. One immense barn will be devoted to the live stock and poultry of this department. Dust Dangers. An analysis of the contents of a vacuum cleaner made recently showed that the dust which had collected on the bookshelves in a library consisted of “hair, green wool, white wool, cot ton fibers, celluloid, pieces of finger nails, fly wings, sand grains, wood, pa per, string, metallic iron and leather. The hair was probably derived from soft hats, the wool and cotton fibers from clothing, sand from the mud tracked in on shoes and the gradual pulverizing of the floor, fly wings from dead flies and paper from hook leaves.’’ Curiously enough, very few germs were found in this dust Yet there is no question that inhaling It might lead to various diseased conditions. This would not be the result of any disease germs contained in the dust itself, but to the irritating effects produced by the dust particles when brought into contact with the bronchial membranes. Thus It is evident that even germ free dust may be harmful when inhaled.- Los Angeles Times. Clever Advertising. An Ingenious advertisement recently made its appearance on the walls and boardings of a French town. It said: “A wallet containing the sum of 300 francs and a large number of orders has been lost by a traveling salesman of the firm of X. & Cos. The finder is requested to return the orders to X. & Cos. and to keep the 300 francs as a re ward for his trouble in so doing.” Of course everybody read the adver tisement Of course everybody said to himself that the batch of orders on X. & Cos. must be a nice, fat one. Thus by a clever stratagem X. & Cos. man aged to diffuse among the public the Impression that theirs was a large business, .with an immense number of customers. “Not even the Americans,” says the proud Frenchman who reports this example of Gallic enterprise, “not even the Americans could have worked the trick better.”—New York Lost Houses Made of Glass. Glass is becoming more generally used as a building material each year. For some years glass bricks have been utilized where strength and durability as well as beauty were essential fea tures. Glass is used for wainscoting, for partitions, for ceilings and for fac ing the fronts of buildings. It is also being used for foundations. It has been demonstrated that the crushing strength of glass is three times that of granite, six times that of ordinary brick and ten times that of concrete. Another advantage it has over these materials is that it is abso lutely uonabsorbent, so that a glass building can be perfectly dry inside, no matter what the atmospheric condi tions outside.—Atlanta Journal. Fish Versus Mosquitoes. Myriads of mosquitoes used to infest the rice plantations of Madagascar. Dr. Legendre, a savant well known in scientific circles in Paris, conceived the idea of freeing the region of mala rial trouble by the introduction into the watercourses of cyprin, or red fish, which are very fond of both mosqui toes and their eggs. Within five months 500 fish multiplied to 10,000, and these destroyed nearly all the mosquitoes. The fish besides being a malaria de stroyer became very important as an addition to native food.—London Tele graph. Smiled the Wrong Way. “Well, my boy,” he asked cheerfully at the breakfast table the morning aft er Cholly had taken the leap, “how did things go last evening? Did she smile on jour proposal? “No,” said Cholly faintly, pushing away a breakfast roll. “She smiled at it”—Pittsburgh Chronicle-Telegraph. Compensation. Life is compensatory to this ex. tent: When a man reaches the point at which his wife is compelled to make the living for the family he has also reached the point at which the fact ceases to humiliate him. —Topeka Capi tal. V r\J '4y <£ v%/>barh I t l |A\ i \ red \ I Jtt I y Here’s The Point Don’t make the mistake of thinking anything is good enough for your barn. Use Sherwin-Williams Commonwealth Bam Red a Real Paint. It covers well —and lasts. It halts depreciation. It spreads easily under the brush, and a little of it goes a long way. Sold by L. N. Pomeroy Cos. Phone No. 257 THE INDIANS Had Homes That Showed the Lack of Expert Building Service Living in simple wigwams, and having no one to consult as to how to build better homes, they had to be content with a mere shelter. You Can Profit by Our Building Service If you are going to build a house, barn or garage, our as* sistance in submitting plans and helpful suggestions about how to avoid waste, cut costs and improve appearances, should prove very valuable to you. It costs nothing to come in and talk the matter over. SCHALLER - YOUNG LUMBER COMPANY Phone No. 6 Hartzell Cherries for Canning ORDER FROM US NOW. Fresh Peaches, Plums, Cantalope, Cali fornia Cherries, Watermelons, Oranges CANNING SUPPLIES Rubbers, Fruit Jars, Jar Covers, Jelly Glasses, Parawax, Vinegar, Spices Edgerton Bakery Bread is Fine. We Have it For Sale. Dill Pickles at 15c per dozen. Bring Us Your Eggs for Gash or For Trade. THE CITY GROCERY Phone 93 Pyre & Wanamaker, Props. SILK SKIRT SALE $3.95 We have just purchased sixty-five more of these wonderful skirts, which iuclude many new styles. These skirts are made of silk poplin and in the summer’s most approved styles. Colors are black, gray; green, Navy, Copen and White. You Will Also Find a Wonderful Showing of New Fall Skirts Simpson Garment Store JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN.