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The Wisconsin ginseng and golden
seal growers’ association closed its convention by electing J. M. Kohler, Wausau, president. The Milwaukee police have bae 1 asked to be on the lookout .or sight boys who escaped from a dormitory at the Industrial School for Boys at Waukesha. The point system of regulating out side activities has been adopted by women students at the University of Wisconsin after three years of exper iment and improvement. Marshfield is in the grip of a typhoid fever epidemic. Twenty-six case were reported to the health officer during the last week. A test of the city water revealed no harmful ingredients. Postmaster John Schreibeis has been elected treasurer of the Wiscon sin Federation of Catholic Societies. This makes the thirteenth year that Mr. Schreibeis has held the office. Furloughs have been shortened at Camp Douglas because no one knows just how soon the various units will leave. Within a few weeks practically all the troops now there will have de parted. Physicians of three counties will profit from the course of clinics and lectures to be started by the Medical Extension Education bureau this month in Oshkosh, Appleton and Fond du Lac. While milking a cow on her hus band’s farm at Gibson, eight miles north of Two Rivers, Mrs. Joseph Robinson was struck by lightning and lost the sight of one eye and the hear ing in one ear. Sixty guests of the Hotel Geneva in Lake Geneva, Wis., hurried from their rooms when a fire brdke out in the kitchen, filling the structure vith smoke. The damage was estimated by the owners at SI,OOO. Burglars broke into the Carol Lin gerie company’s Milwaukee store and stole between SB,OOO and SIO,OOO worth of lingerie, practically deplet ing the stock. They carried theii plunder away in a motor truck. Don’t send any more presents to the soldiers; save them for Santa Clause and the Christmas tree. Wis consin guardsmen are loaded dowu now with more baggage than they will be permitted to take to Waco. The Rev. William G. Blossom, whc was arrested charged with a statutory offense, handed in a written resigna tion as rector of St. Stephen’s Epis copal church, Milwaukee. The resig nation will be acted upon later. Lieut. H. J. Sanders, of Battery C, Wisconsin Field artillery, now at Camp Douglas, brought action in the circuit court of Racine county to have a receiver appointed for the Ton-a- Ford Truck company of Racine. Wisconsin Food Administrator Mag nus Swenson, acting under orders from Herbert Hoover, has decreed one meatless and one wheatless day each week for this state. All are asked to observe these days as a patriotic duty. A 2,500 company is to be organized in Rhinelander for the production of potato flakes, dried potatoes converti ble into edible form and specially adapted to army use. Government ex periments gave incentive to the un dertaking. Three persons narrowly escaped death when the automobile in which Hugh Bahlert of Pound, Wis., wa's rid ing with his wife and little daughter was struck by a Milwaukee road pas senger train at the Hall avenue cross ing in Marinette. When asked by District Judge Page of Milwaukee why he was carrying a revolver, Albert Wauszaszek said he was looking for a nice, quiet place to die. “I’m thirty-five years old and have lived long enough.” said the de fendant. He was turned over to Dr. Rupp for examination. Miss Mary Booth, formerly of Be loit, Wis.. and daughter of the late Judge J. R. Booth, has enlisted in the canteen section of the Red Cross and will leave on Sept. 15 for service in France. She has served with the can teen section in giving relief at Mat toon and Charleston. 111., after Ihe tornado disasters. A plea for patriotism was made by Chief Justice J. B. Winslow cf the Wis consin supreme court in an address here at a luncheon of Wisconsin news paper publishers and editors, the ob ject of the meeting being to organize for the encouragement of loyalty. The organization probably will be affili ated with the Wisconsin Loyalty Le gion. The Rev. Walter G. Blossom, rec tor of St. Stephen’s Episcopal parish, Milwaukee, was arrested on a charge of being unduly friendly with a wom an member of his congregation, the complaint being made by the woman’s husband. Mr. Blossom came here from Racine two years ago and at one time was connected with one of the Epis copal churches of Chicago. His throat gashed from ear to ear in a grove near his home at Williams Bay, Professor F. O. Williams, seven ty years old, lies in a critical condi tion in a hospital. The fatal weapon has not been found end suspiciors waver between theories of murder and suicide. He was rus.'ed tc V. al worth and from there to Harvard where, according to physicians, h has slight chances for recovery. If h€ survives, they say, he will nerci speak again, for the vocal cords sompletely severed. A carload of cattle on exhibition at Stevens Point at the local fair will be taken to Milwaukee for the state ex position. Laurel Neilson, twenty months cld, of Milwaukee, died from burns re ceived when Herbert, five, her broth er, threw a lighted match at her. Fire broke out in the roof of Mylo Pluck’s boarding house and destroy ed part of the second floor. The dam ages are set at SSOO. The cause is un known. A track builder’s lumber and sup ply company truck was struck by a Northwestern train at a grade cross ing at Wausau and demolished. Drive*' Reuben Hintz jumped and escaped in jury. Three hundred and thirty-two cities and villages in Wisconsin are dividing a $138,235.49 fund as a result of the 2 per cent tax levied on the total receipts of insurance companies doing business in Wisconsin. J. L. Dillon, notorious counterfeiter and check forger, was taken from the county jail at LaCrosse by Marshal Frank O’Connor of Madison and trans ferred to Fort Leavenworth, Kan., where he will serve seven years: Teaching of German in Milwaukee’s public schools will continue, but fail ure to provide textbooks will be con sidered ample notice that parents do not wish their children to have for eign language instruction, which is not compulsory. * Joe Volkman is in an Antigc hos pital with a bullet wound in his hand, inflicted by a highwayman who ordered Volkman and his companion to hand over their money. Volkman put up his hand to protect his face just as the highwayman shot. Found in a shack two miles west of weak and emaciated from lack of nourishment as a result of self-imposed exile and life as a hermit, Charles Kop was brought to the Northern hospital for the insane. It is said that Kop had been wander ing in the woods for weeks. Although the warrant for the arrest of Byron Nelson, son of Congressman John M. Nelson, on the charge of be ing a slacker, has been issued it has not yet been served. Deputy United States Marshal Lamont said that Uni ted States District Attorney A. C. Wolfe would soon have the requisition papers. Alleged to have obtained SI,OOO In twenty days from Edward Roesler, a wealthy farmer, by pretending to cure his wife, an insane woman, by hypno tism, K. D. Shastri, a Hindoo doctor of Chicago, is under arrest at La Crosse. Shastri charged and collected SSO per day for his services when ar rested, District Attorney Schlabach claims. Traveling in a house on wheels, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Basel of Milton Junc tion, Wis., arrived at Marysville, Ore., on their way home. Mr. and Mrs. Bas el are comfortably quartered ip a neat little house built on a motor chassis. The house contains a cooking galley, lavatory, table, chairs and bed. They have traveled 4,750 miles in their nomadic home. The Miss Nellie Curran whose death in St. Louis, Mo., from poisoning has been reported was an adopted daugh ter of John Glynn of Berlin, now dead. Her real name was Nellie Curran Glynn. She left Berlin six years ago to enter a convent at St. Louis, and except for casual return visits spent her life in other parts of the country. On complaint of United States Dis trict Attorney A. C. Wolfe, Federal Court Commissioner Fred French is sued a warrant for Bruno Reinal of Superior, charging violation of the Mann act. The complaint alleges that Reinal transported Mrs. Funia Hill, also of Superior, in an automobile from Wisconsin to Michigan for im moral purposes. Mistaking the Polish Nationa; church, Sixth and Hayes streets, Mil waukee, for his home, Edward Ge ’kilwiski entered the place, oiled his clothing up neatly beside him, and curled up for a peaceful sleep. His snores attraccted the attention of Pa trolman Seymer. “I thought I was home in bed,” said Gekilwiski m dis trict court. He was fined $lO. Women can not be employed at night in any manufacturing plant or laundry in Wisconsin. This is anew state law, prepared by the industrial commission after a number of hear ings were held throughout the sta f e. The law also applies to concerns working on government war con tracts, and was drawn partly to pre vent any attempt to employ women at night in munition plants. Running down the street crying “My mother is shot,” a Milwaukee twelve year old boy called c:t-zens and police to his home, where his unother, Mrs. Harold Frank Sherman was found with a bullet wound in her right thigh. The injured woman ex plained the shooting by saying that she had a revolver under her pillow and v*ss asleep when her husband came into her rcom. Suspecting he was a burglar she pulled out the re volver and accidentally pulled the trigger. The Canadian carua’ty list includes the names of P. Kilbourn, Wis., and George Bad e. Osseo, Wis., as having been V ; '!ei in action. Baglie mikied ac Winnipeg. Can., on Jan. “ 1916. He was born in l a Crosse and eved to Osseo when ter, years old. Me went to the to file a homestead claim and joined the Can adian colors. No information regard ing P. Egan, who wss reported killed in action by the Canadian war depart ment, could be obtained on inquiry' in Osseo. -O*. £ The Social Ladder There Is Money as Well as Position on the Top Round By ETHEL HOLMES Billy Saxton and Eunice Mainwaring were married at an unfortunate time. They had been both brought up in lux ury and had met, loved and become en gaged In tho social whirl. But they were the last of a long line of rich peo ple, and neither possessed anything whereon to live except their clothes, though this in Eunice’s case was con siderable. Love spurred Billy to make an effort, and he secured a position giving him $25 a week. The two figured out how they would make it do, and, Cupid holding the pencil, brought their re quirements within it. So they were married. But unfortunately the pan- European war came on about this time, and prices began to soar. Billy’s sal ary remained -where it was. Articles that they required rose from 50 to 100 per cent. Therefore their income was really not more than from sls to S2O a week. Cupid, after he has got a couple off his hands by marrying them, does not further trouble himself about their affairs. The Saxtons made new fig ures, but the little god was not wag ging the pencil, and this time the result spelled ruin. After a long conference It was agreed between them that Billy should go to Mr. Goldwin, the head of the firm by which he was employed, call his atten tion to the raise in prices of necessities and ask if something could not be done to enable him to earn a better in come. The next day after business hours when Mr. Goldwin w T as about to leave his private office Billy opened the door and walked in. Billy had on a suit he had worn at the time of his marriage, a beautiful polkadot necktie and yellow spats. Most of his attire was somewhat worn, but it was iu good style, and its owner looked more like a deposed prince of the blood in quiring for a rich American wife than a mere clerk. Billy stammered forth his case while his employer listened, rather noting the young man’s aristocratic appearance than the burden of his argument. But when the request came Mr. Goldwin told his employee that, while he saw the justice of his demand, he could not grant it. The profits in his business, while prices had been rising, had fallen proportionately. True, the firm had been doing a larger business than be fore, but everything required in it had so risen in price that the more business done the more money lost. Billy knew that this was not so, and the knowledge only made him feel the more bitter at the refusal. He went out sorrowful. As he made his exit the wife of the head of the firm en tered. She was richly dressed and be spangled with jewels. She had come to drive her husband home in his auto. “Who is that young man?” she asked. “His name is Saxtpn. Why do you ask?” “He’s the most aristocratic looking person I have seen in a long while. Is he in your employ?” “Yes; he has a minor clerkship.” “A minor clerkship! A young man of his age and to the manner born oc cupying a minor clerkship!” “Our clerks are not appointed be cause they are aristocratic looking and wear fine clothes.” “Nevertheless I think I see in this young man something more valuable and ornamental than one perched on a high stool turning over the leaves of a ledger.” “Well, my dear, if you will tell me how to make him thus valuable I will see what I can do about it.” “Ask him to dinner.” Mr. Goldwin, having just refused Billy a raise in salary, was not minded to invite him to dinner. Such an invi tation would suggest that the employ er had reconsidered the request of tlie employee and would show a favorit ism to one of the office force that would have a bad effect. Mr. Goldwin said that he would see about it, and the subject was dropped for the time. When Mrs. Goldwin brought it up again her husband told her that Billy had a wife and it would be out of the question to give him an invitation without including his consort. Mrs. Goldwin, not being sure that Mrs. Sax ton was up to Billy’s aristocratic stand ard, dropped the matter—at least for the time. One Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Goldwin were reading the morning papers, lie the financial articles, his wife the so ciety columns. Mrs. Goldwin’s eye alighted upon an announcement of the first appearance in the social world for some time of Mr. and Mrs. William Saxton at a function given by Mrs. Saxton’s aunt, Mrs. DeYersey Main waring. Mrs. Goldwin at once called her husband’s attention to tlie an nouncement and berated him soundly for not having given the invitation she had suggested. Mr. Goldwin. who knew something of social customs, suggested that Mrs. Saxtoi> must be considered in the matter and raised a lot of objections, which for the time being carried his point. But his wife, whose sole ambition in the world was to force an entrance into society, was not satisfied. After this she scrutinized the society news and saw' os several occasions the names of Mr. and Mrs. William Saxton at dif ferent functions. The reason for this was that an uncle of Billy, wishing to sell a piece of property, told tds neph ew that he would give him a commis sion if he would make a sale. Billy sold the property and received SSOO commission. This uncle of Billy’s was a practical, matter of fact man, and Billy asked him how he could best invest the mon ey paid him. “Billy.” said his uncle, “every man should use what he has on which to build. The only thing you have is the entree into society. There are persons who would give you a fortune for an introduction to the gilded world. But you couldn't deliver the goods. Still, in society lies your field. My advice is for you to spend your SSOO in suit able clothes for yourself and wife and other necessities in keeping in with the swells. Meanwhile keep your eye skinned for a chance to make a prof itable deal. Some financial magnate may take a fancy to you and give you a tip.” Billy saw r the drift of the advice, and Billy’s wife advocated following it with all her heart. Billy’s investment in clothes was confined principally to a dress suit, and the rest of the funds devoted to apparel went to his wife. After this the names of Sir. and Mrs. William Saxton were to be found quite often in the society columns of the newspapers. One day James Edgerton, a business acquaintance of Billy’s, called upon him and told him that he was about to place a very large order for goods dealt in by the John Goldwin com pany. He intimated that if Billy could get him satisfactory figures he would give him the order. Billy figured that the commission involved would amount to a small fortune. He called on Mr. Goldwin and submitted the matter. Goldwin was eager to secure the or der. When the bids w r ere all in Ed gerton said to Billy: “By the bye, Saxton, is Mrs. Mont gomery Saxton a relative of yours?” “Slie is my aunt.” “I see by the papers that there is to be a w r edding in that family in June, and all the swells will be there. Are you going?” “Certainly.” Then the conversation turned again upon the bids. When Billy went home that evening he told Eunice about this mention of the wedding. “Did you tell him you would get him an invitation?” asked Eunice. “Why, no; I didn’t think to do that. He is only a business acquaintance.” “Stupid! Go ask your aunt for an invitation for him and his wife, if he has a wife, and tell her that this order you are expecting from him is de pendent upon her sending him one.” Billy hurried off to his aunt and upon making known his reasons for asking for the invitation received it and the next day when he called on Edgerton to talk business tossed it on the desk before which he sat. Edgerton put it in his pocket, and before Billy left him he had the order he coveted. But there was a condition attached to it —he must place it with Sampson, Bliss & Cos., a firm Edgerton wished to favor. Billy reported to Mr. Goldwin the result of the negotiations, much to that gentleman’s disappointment. Goldwin had mentioned the matter to his wife, and when she asked him if he had re ceived the order he was obliged to make known why he had not received it. He told the story Billy had told him, including the exchange of the wedding invitation for the order. There followed a storm in the Goldwin family, during which Mrs. Goldwin said she did not believe that Billy had been forced to give the order to Samp son, Bliss & Cos. and if her husband had followed her suggestion to invite the Saxtons to dinner his firm would have received the order. This put a suspicion into Mr. Gold win’s head that Billy had favored an other concern in preference to his em ployer’s, and it rankled in his heart. Billy’s services were easy to replace, and when he went to his office the next day his employer showed his spleen by discharging his clerk. Billy was told the reason for his dismissal and was very much hurt thereat. He told Ed gerton about it. and Edgerton went to Sampson, Bliss & Cos. and secured him a position at double the salary he had been receiving. Billy’s commission on the order was some $12,000 and anew salary at SSO a week. But this was only the begin ning of a successful career. It was known that he had controlled an order amounting to several hundred thousand dollars, and a number of concerns of fered him a better salary than that giv en him by his new employer. But by the advice of Edgerton he declined them all. The truth is that Edgerton’s wife was a woman well calculated for a social shiner, but had needed a start, a first appearance, to enable her to get her tentacles on those she would utilize for climbing. The invitation that came through Billy Saxton was all she re quired, and the next season found Mr. and Mrs. Edgerton fully recognized as members of the golden circle. As for Mr. and Mrs. Saxton, they, too, had made a start. It was not up the social ladder, for they had been born on the top round. It was in mak ing their social position pay financially. Mrs. Saxton has taken up the matter and with hints from her husband has already received certain tips that have enabled him to get in on the ground floor of enterprises promise large results. The couple's ancestors would have scorned to make capital out of their social position, but the present social circle is a very different one from that of the olden time. The so cial circle of those days was based largely on refinement, and, although the possession of wealth has always been conducive to refinement, it was then possible for refined persons to maintain a position in society without wealth. Today that is impossible ex cept when the position is inherited, rml then only for a short period fills °* Careful Attention T fA well-planned cattle barn soon pays for itself. You can almost see the difference in the condition of your ~ " stock. It is one more safe-guard against loss from disease. In planning your cattle barn, you naturally have prob lems of your own to take into consideration. The size, -L T location, and interior arrangement must be adapted to j ( your needs. || | Instead of putting up a separate building you might i Ji find it better to build an addition to your present barn - L JT equipment. In any event you will consider the con- | | venience to yourself and your hired help of having a [ | building of ample size. 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