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Slow Progress Is Made Under
Handicap of Epidemic.
Lieut. Gov. Dithmar, Presiding Officer
of Upper House, apd Senator Ste
vens, President Pro Tern., Are
Victims of Disease.
Madison, March 19. —The Wisconsin
legislature is making slow progress
Mils week under the handicaps and in
conveniences of a “flu” epidemic which
has hit the body with a vengeance.
.Speaker Young and 30 members of the
lower house are absent. Lieutenant
Governor Dithmar, the presiding offi
cer of the upper house. Senator W. E.
Stevens, president pro tempore, and
several other members are ill. As
semblyman Frank N. Oraas of Stur
geon Bay has been elected as acting
speaker of the assembly, and Senator
Roethe, Fei inimore, has been chosen
as the presiding officer of the senate,
until the old officials are able to re
sume their work. From the commit
tee on public welfare there was re
ported for passage todn;- a bill pro
viding that influenza is a contagious
disease, subject to quarantine by the
state health department. The assem
bly adopted a resolution by Assembly
man J. W. Connor, Burle, for an ad
journment of the legislature from
March 28 to April 8. He explained
that many members of the legislature
were interested in local elections and
that this would give them an oppor
tunity to participate.
The senate advanced, without oppo
sition, the university appropriation
bill carrying approximately $5,000,000
for the biennium. Two constitutional
amendments which were concurred in
by the senate Tuesday forenoon are
now ready to be certified by the sec
retary of state to popular vote at the
next general election. One provides
that, the legislature may fix the salary
for the members of the succeeding leg
islature. The other provides that a
sheriff may be elected to succeed him
self. The senate engrossed the Perry
bill creating the city manager form of
government and the C. E. Hanson bill
empowering the legislature to remove
any public official by joint action after
a hearing.
Advocates of a moderate course
with respect to the foreign language
problem will have their innings in the
senate committee on education and
public welfare Thursday, when the
measure they favor vyill be heard.
The moderatlsts have so far come
off victorious in all contests in the as
sembly, tabling the Axel Johnson Bill,
which forbade the teaching of foreign
languages in all schools of the state,
and in the senate so amending the
Wilkinson bill to prohibit legal publi
cation in foreign language papers that
Senator Wilkinson himself, declaring
the bill was rendered worthless, made
the request on which the senate killed
Senator Zumach has introduced a
bill to provide means for a college edu
cation for all who desire it. The bill
creates an opportunity fund.
The total deficit at the state chari
table and penal institutions at the
close of the biennium will be upwards
of $400,000. This fact is disclosed by
the requests made upon the emergen
cy board and to the finance committee
today. The deficit for the close of the
first year was $195,514.63, according to
the report, and it is estimated that
the deficit for the end of the present
fiscal year, July 1, 1919, will be $261,-
414.85 additional. Requests are al
ready being made of the emergency
board for funds. The board gives as
a general reason for the deficit the
high cost of maintaining the institu
tions during the war period.
The report of the board of control
shows that, in addition to the $198,-
514.63 deficit last year, the deficits for
the present year for which the pres
ent legislature must make appropria
tions are as follows:
State Hospital for Insane $ 25,768.00
Northern Hospital for Insane.... 10,208.46
■Wisconsin School for Deaf 14,906.00
"Wisconsin School for the Blind.. 12,680.00
Wisconsin Industrial School for
Boys 25,907.00
Wisconsin state prison... 70,394.00
State public school ;.... 10.710.00
Wisconsin Home for Feeble-
Minded 40.111.00
Wisconsin state reformatory .... 15,167.28
State tuberculosis sanitorium 19,990.00
Central Hospital for Insane 10,330.50
Industrial School for Girls 5,183.61
Total deficit $361,414.85
“The appropriations made by the
legislature of 1917 were not sufficient
for the operation and maintenance of
the institutions,” says the board of
control. “They were based upon
prices of provisions and other prod
ucts and commodities that existed
prior to and during the period ending
June 30. 1916. It is well known that,
due to war conditions, there was a ma
terial advance made in the prices of
commodities and provisions. The
prices of some of the provisions and
other supplies more than doubled, and
there was an abnormal advance In the
prices of others.”
The University of Wisconsin or any
college or academy In the state where
military or naval tactics are taught by
officers appointed by the United
States government, may be made a
post of the National Guard for in
struction of National Guard officers,
under the provisions of a bill to be in
troduced by the assembly committee
on education this week.
V.-A-Jr :■£
To Lieut. Col. William C. Harllee,
more than to any other officer, goes
the credit for the splendid marksman
ship of the United States marines.
Colonel Harllee enlisted the aid of the
secretary of the navy in his plan for
constructing rifle ranges just in time
to have thousands of marines trained
in the use of rifles when the United
States entered the war. He now wants
the teaching of all our cifizenry in rifle
shooting to be a permanent policy of
the government.
Wilson Meets British Premier and
Other Leaders Soon After Ar
rival in France.
Paris, March 15. —President Wilson,
returning to the peace conference after
his trip to the United States, arrived
in Paris shortly after noon. The presi
dent’s train was about an hour late.
Although the time of the president’s
arrival had not been made public great
crowds gathered at the Invalides sta
tion. The station was decorated with
flowers and flags and the Twenty-first
French regiment was on hand to do
military honors to the American presi
President Wilson got to work im
mediately after his arrival in Paris.
When he reached his new residence In
the Place des Etats Unis Premier.
L’*oyd George was in waiting and the
two had a long conference.
The president attended a conference
at the Hotel Crillon with Premier
Clemenceau, Premier Lloyd George
and Colonel House.
The president is fully conversant
with the work accomplished by the
peace delegates. During his voyage
from the United States he was con
stantly in communication with Paris
by wireless. Colonel House took to
Brest a large number of papers bear
ing on the work of the conference dur
ing the president’s absence.
The president spent several hours in
going through the papers and receiv
ing explanations from Colonel House.
He resumes work with a grasp of the
matters under discussion.
Persons Who Neglected to Pay Last
Saturday Lose Installment Priv
Washington, March 18. —Person**
who neglected to p#y the first install
ment of income taxes last Saturday
have lost the installment payment
privilege and must now pay their en
tire tax upon demand of a revenue
collector. To avoid the penalty of 25
per cent in addition to the regular tax,
persons who failed to file returns Sat
urday may ’now submit belated returns
with a sworn statement of the reason
for delinquency. Without this the pen
alty will be imposed.
U. S. ARMY NOW 2.268,537
Strength of American Forces on March
15 Announced by the War De
Washington, March 19. The
strength of the American army on
March 15 was 2,268,537, a decrease of
1,402,351 since the signing of the arm
istice. A war department announce
ment reported 1,508,133 officers and
men. exclusive of 24.000 marines, in
Enrolle —France, Germany, Russia. In
the United States there were 640,013
and at sea 64,203. The force in Si
beria numbered 8,970 t with 47.218 In
the insular possessions.
Division Will Sait From St. Nazaire
Instead of From Antwerp, Owing
to Danger From Mines.
Coblenz. Rhenish Prussia, March 19.
—Headquarters for the Third army re
ceived word of a change in plans for
sending home the Forty-second (Rain
bow) division, which will sail from St.
Nazaire instead of Antwerp. The
change was made, it is said, because
of danger from mines in the waters of
Holland and the lack of embarkation
facilities at Antwerp. The division
will entrain for France during the first
week in April.
Ninety Holstein's Bring $43,425.
Fond dn Lac. Wis.. March 15.—A
new record was set at the >tate Hol
stein sale when 90 animals brought
$48,425, an average of $538 per head.
Siberian Daddy Is Supposed to Be in
No Hurry to Get Rid of Marriage
able Daughter.
Ordinarily fathers of marriageable
daughters are very much awake at the
approach of a prospective son-in-law,
and are not at all given to being asleep
when the actual request for the young
lady’s hand is made.
But in far-off Siberia, among the
Samoyed, a people who huddle close
about the arctic circle, things are
different, and the father is, or pre
tends to be, more or less asleep when
the matchmaker arrives, and has to
be awakened.
The girl’s father always assumes
a pensive, taciturn 'attitude, a sort of
drowsy, uninterested air, even if the
terms offered are entirely to his lik
ing. As one gift after another is prof
fered, he still preserves his silence,
and even nods as though the whole
thing made him tired and sleepy.
Finally, the matchmaker, apparently
at the end of his patience, strikes the
uninterested parent with the ceremo
nial iron staff which he carries.
Then the father, thus rudely
awakened to a sense of his obliga
tions, promises to consult his son or
other male relative about the mat
ter. This he does, but only as a mat
ter of form, for when the proceed
ings have reached this stage it is al
ready certain that the marriage will
take place.
Ailments j|^
TVISORDERS of the stomach and constipation are
\j the most common diseases of children* To
correct them you will find nothing better than
Chamberlain’s Tablets. One tablet at bed time will
do the work and will make your child bright and
cheerful the following morning. Do not punish
your children by giving them castor oil. Chamber
lain’s Tablets are better and more pleasant to take.
Ofzourse tobacco
costs more " % ZD
says Dan tot
“Everything else
does. What you
want to do is to get
genuine tobacco sat
isfaction. I saved
money by switching
from ordinary plug
to Gravely.”
Peyton Brand
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Building Time! Time to Build!
Never Was a Better Time!
Everybody Build!
Houses, Stores, Garages, Baras,
Silos, Sheds, Poultry Houses, etc.
Build Anything Needful or Useful
Get Busy and Build!
■ itlUAnY'-SKw
Detroit's First “Newspaper"* Used
Town Crier to Make Public the
Events of the Day.
An item that appeared in this col
umn recently to the effect that a cer
tain Swiss village still retained its
“spoken newspaper” for the dissemina
tion of news instead of the modern
method of the printed page, recalls to
mind the fact that Detroit once had
a “spoken newspaper,” too, and that
here the “spoken newspaper” prob
ably reached its highest development
in the United States.
The Rev. Fr. Gabriel Richard, a
priest of the Order of the Sulpice,
who came to Detroit as resident pas
tor of the Roman Catholic church of
Ste. Anne in 1789, was its conductor,
and it was the precursor of journal
ism in Michigan. To arouse the pub
lic and awaken an interest in the af
fairs of the government, Father Rich
ard appointed a town crier, who every
Sunday at the doors of his church, told
the public in general, and the congre
gation in particular, all the news that
was fit to speak. In addition to this,
the public crier mentioned the auction
sales and related other advertising
announcements. Later, to supplement
the “spoken newspaper,” a written edi
tion was posted at a convenient place
near the church. Father Richard was
assisted in his news enterprise by
Thopolis Meetz, the sacristan of Ste.
Anne’s church, but later a printer and
mihUsher.—Detroit News.
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for booklet oh chewing ping.
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Exact Copy of Wrapper.
There are more than 3,000,000 Ford cars in
daily operation in the United States. This is a lit
tle better than one-half of all the motor cars used
in America. The Ford car is every man’s neces
sity. No matter what his business may be, it solves
the problem of cheapest transportation. We so
licit your order now, because production is limited,
and we must make it the rule to supply first orders
first. Touring Car, $525; Runabout, $500; Coupe,
$650; Coupe with electric starter, $725; Sedan,
$775; Sedan with electric starter, $850; Truck
Chassis, $550. These prices f. o. b. Detroit.
T. & T. Motor Cos.
Phone 175 Edgerton, Wisconsin.
Spring Styles
Extend a Welcome
An Unusually Large Number of New
Spring Silk Dresses are Waiting Here for
Your Admiring Eyes
Spring,{Nineteen-Nineteen, is onee more a spring of Peace
Times. Women who have been frugal and self-denying may now
indulge in their fondness for personal adornment.
We wish to draw your particular attention to the advance
showing of Silk Dresses fnow on Display, in all new popular
shades and models. Taffeta appears to hold first place with oth
er silks.
$18.75, $21.50, $25.00 ami lip to $50.00.
Simpson Garment Store
For Infants and Children.
Mothers Know That
Genuine Castoria
Always / .
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hd' Use
\J> For Over
Thirty Years

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