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FIFTY - SECOND YEAR, NO. 6.
ELECTRimANT Will Be Greatly Enlarged; Addi tions To Cost Nearly $75,000 A representative of the Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company has been spending considerable time this week at the plant of the Mineral Point Public Service Company. He is en gaged in measuring up the plant and in preparing detailed plans for extensive additions which will be made at this plant. A contract has been made with the Allis-Chalmers Company for a com plete 2000 kw Turbo-Generator unit, condenser and other auxiliaries, which will cost, when installed, between 165,000 and $75,00. As Ahe present turbine capacity of the plant is 3000 kw the enlarged plant will be capable of producing 5000 kw at all times and a considerably greater amount for a short period. As the maximum requirement up to this time has never exceeded 2500 kw,Jt will be seen that there will be reserve capacity sufficient to meet all normal and all emergency conditions. The new equipment is being installed at the request of the mining companies, who are the chief customers of the Public Service Company, and after full and careful consideration of the matter by the' Railroad Commission. It will furnish sufficient capacity to take care of all extensions of the mining business which local operators hope and believe will take place. With this new equipment the Public Service Company is assured of its ability to continue its fine record for constant and satisfactory service. The new equipment will be built in Wisconsin by Wisconsin labor and the money will remain in the state. The labor for erecting and installing the apparatus will be taken, as far as it is available, from Mineral Point and the neighboring towns. UNITED IN MARRIAGE Cleary-Hannon. Platteville Journal; The marriage of Postmaster Cleary to Miss Mary Han non of East Deadham, Mass., occurred Sept. 17, Rev. Father Cleary of Minne apolis officiating. Mr and Mrs Cleary expect to return to Platteville soon, and will reside iu the Cleary home. Keyes-Fox. Miss Ella Keyes of this city, and Mr James Fox of Janesville, were united in marriage at the St. Paul’s church, at five o’clock Tuesday morning, Septem ber 25, Father O’Reilly officiating. They were attended by Miss Cora Keyes, sister of the bride, and Mr Joseph Dempsey of Janesville. Wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride to the immediate relatives. The groom is an engineer on the St. Paul railroad. After a wedding trip to Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul, they will reside at Janesville. ENTERED INTO REST John J. Mitchell. After an illness of several months, Mr John J. Mitchell died at about ten o’clock Tuesday night, September 25, aged nearly 77 years. He was for many years a resident of the town of Mineral Point, where he followed min ing and farming. The family moved to Mineral Point city a few years ago. He was an honest, industrious man. He is survived by his wife, one son and one daughter. The funeral will take place from his late residence on Friday afternoon, un der Masonic auspices. John Knight. Early on Thursday morning, Sept. 20, death came to Mr John Knight, one of Mineral Point’s highly respected cit izens. The decedent was born in St. Claire, Cornwall, England, August 31, 1846. At the age of twenty years, he came to America. The first two years of his life here were spent in the region of Lake Superior, where he was engaged as a blacksmith in connection with a mine. He came to Mineral Point and engaged as a blacksmith at the John J. Ross mine. He was afterwards em ployed as head blacksmith in the Min eral Point railroad shops. On Decem ber 31, 1881, he was united in marriage to Miss Amelia Coad. In 1886, he pur chased the Cooper farm, where he de voted himself to farming until about two years ago, when he retired and moved to the home, where he spent the remaining days of his earthly life. Mr Knight was a man of staunch and stalwart Christian character, a man of strong convictions, with courage to de fend them. He was frank and honest, and always ready to give a reason for his opinions and beliefs. He was a well read man and possessed a wide knowl edge of men and things. He always took an interest in affairs of government and was honored with various offices of The Towa County Democrat I State Hi*torir-i o ... I 3* responsibility and trust, duties of which he ably and faithfully dis charged. He was county supervisor for fourteen years, a member of the board of education, and was alderman at the time of his death. For many years he was an active member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and of its official board. Ho was also a member of Mineral Point lodge No. 1, Free and Accepted Masons, and a charter mem ber of Mineral Point Chapter No. 7, Order of the Eastern Star. Besides his wife, he leaves to cherish his memory two daughters and four sons, namely: Mrs Temperance Gar land, Charles, James, George, John and Miss Florence Knight. The funeral was held on Saturday afternoon, under Masonic auspices, with services at the home, conducted by Rev. C. AV. Emery. CARD OF THANKS We return hearty thanks to our many friends in this community for their great kindness extended upon the illness and death of our beloved hus band and father; and to the people of the community and country for coming in such large numbers to pay their re spects at his funeral. Mrs John Knight and family. William H. Ferrell died at his home in Mineral Point at seven o’clock Sunday morning, Septem ber 23. William Henry Ferrell was born in Waldwick March 14, 1865. Later the family removed to the of Mineral Point. In after years, Mr Ferrell pur chased what was known as the Russell farm, and engaged in farming and in buying and selling stock. A few years ago he moved to the family home in this city, where he lived until the close of his life. He was an upright man, a good citi zen, and a tireless worker. He was united in marriage, February 7, 1894 } to Miss Katie Gundry, who with their son Freeman, his father and mother, and two brothers, now mourn his death. Mr Ferrell was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and Brotherhood, and also a member of the Modern Woodmen of America, under whose auspices the funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon. The services in the home were conducted by his pastor Rev. C. W. Emery. Resolutions on the Death of William Ferrell. Adopted by Mineral Point Camp, Mod ern Woodmen of America: Death has invaded our ranks and re moved from our midst .our worthy neighbor William Ferrell. During his life he exemplified the highest ideals of manhood. His kind acts and pleasant words will be trea sured up, and our minds will love to dwell upon them in fond and sacred recollection. The stern, hard battle of life has been bravely fought and, like a true Wood man, he never surrendered to any ob stacle in the way of his duty and care for his family. Asa mark of respect to our deceased neighbor, Be it Resolved: That a copy of these resolutions be spread upon our records, a copy transmitted to the family, and that our charter be draped in mourning for thirty days. William Campton, G. W. Holmes, J. H. Dunn, Committee. Automobile Accidents. Chippewa Falls Independent: Read ers of the daily newspapers are shocked by having spread before them the horroring details of automobile acci dents, which, apparently, are on the increase rather than diminishing. Leg islation nor fear of death seemingly have any effect in causing the number of decrease. More than ninety per cent of all such accidents are due to careless ness, and carelessness of the rankest sort. Oftentimes chauffeurs neither sound warning nor slow up in their speed when approaching blind street corners, and there can be but one ter mination for such recklessness, which is crippling, Injuries and often-times death. Five Students Named Paymasters in Navy. Five • students of the University of Wisconsin have been appointed assist ant paymasters in the United States navy, according to word recently re ceived by President C. R. Van Hise. They are from among a number of stu dents who were recommended by the university to take the competitive ex amination last spring. Those who are now paymasters are: James R. Frawley, Eau Claire; Wil liam T. Hopkins and George M. Wiles, Madison; Albert T. Sands, Chippewa Falls; and George S. Baldwin, Youngstown, O. Visits Mineral Point. Dr. H. W. Osborn of Cleveland, Ohio, accompanied by his brother Judge Charles Osborn, of Darlington, visited in Mineral Point during the week. * MINERAL POINT, WIS., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER* 27, 1917. H OF STEEL GUTBTWILSOH Reductions Range From Fifty to Seventy Per Cent. NO REDUCTION IN WAGES ✓ Announcement Follows Agreement Reached Between War industries Board and Producers—Long Controversy Ended. Washington, Sept. 25. —An agree ment between the war industries board and steel producers reducing the price of steel from 50 to 70 per cent was announced on Monday follow ing its approval by President Wilson. The new figures become effective at once and are subject to revision Janu ary 1, 1918. The price for steel plates of $3.25 per hundred weight, or $65 a ton, is 70.5 per cent less than recent quota tions. The steel men held out for about S6B a ton, but were forced into line for the lower figure by Bernard Ba ruch of the war industries board and others who represented the govern ment in conferences during the last few days. Steel Men Make Pledges. Under the agreement the steel men pledged themselvs to the following stipulations: That there shall be no reduction in the present rate of wages. That the agreed prices shall apply to purchases by the general public as well as to those of the allies and the government. That the steel men will exert every effort to keep up the production to the maximum of the past so long as the war lasts. The prices are based on results of an investigation conducted by the fed eral trade commission into cost pro duction. This inquiry has been in progress for several months. Schedule of Prices. The detailed schedule of prices fol lows : Iron ore, basis, lower lake porta, price agreed upon, $5.05 gross ton; re cent prices, $5.05 gross ton. Coke ba sis Connellsville, flrice agreed upon $6 net ton, recent price, sl6; reduction, $10; per cent reduction, 62.5. Pig iron, price agreed upon, $33; re cent price, SSB, gross ton; reduction, $25; reduction per cent, 43.1. Steel bars, basis, Pittsburgh and Chi cago, prices agreed upon, $2.90 hun dredweight ; recent price, $5.50 hun dredweight ; reduction, $2.60; reduc tion per cent, 47.3. Shapes, basis, Pittsburgh and Chi cago, prices agreed upon, $3 hundred weight ; recent price, $6 hundred weight; reduction, $3; reduction per cent, 50,0. Plates, basis, Pittsburgh and Chi cago, prices agreed upon $3.25 hun dredweight ; recent price, sll hundred weight ; reduction, $7.75; reduction per cent, 70.5. This announcement of prices was agreed upon after many months of in vestigation by the federal trade com mission and conferences between gov ernment .officials and the leading men of the iron and steel business. BIG I. W. W. PLOT IS BARED Conspiracy to Burn Cities and Kill Officers Told at Trial of Anti-Draft Agitators at Enid, Okla. Enid, Okla,. Sept. 25. —A revolution of 2,000,000 malcontents, nation-wide in scope, backed by I. W. W. and 48 af filiated organizations, including the Working Class union, in which it was planned to apply the torch to small cit ies, shoot officers of the government and demoralize communication, was planned for July 27 last, according to the testimony given on Monday by Will Hoover, state witness in the trial of 11 alleged anti-draft agitators from cen tral Oklahoma. The Industrial Workers of the World were to launch the uprising, Hoover said. “Rube” Munson, alleged state or ganizer of the W. C. U., told a meeting of the Friendship local in an open corn field near Sasakawa. At a prearranged time the W. C. U. was to capture small towns, take charge of banks, burn bridges and cut telegraph wires, while the" I. W. W. cared for the larger cities in a like manner. " WORLD’S SERIES ON OCT. 6 First Game Will Be Played at Chicago Players Will Give Exhibition Con test at Training Camp. Cincinnati, Sept. 21.—Chicago won the toss for the opening game of the world’s championship series on Thursday at the meeting of the nation al baseball commission here. The official dates for the world’s se ries as selected by the national base ball commission are; At Chicago, Oc tober 6, and Sunday, October 7; New York, October 9 and 10; Chicago, Oc tober 12; New York, October 15. The umpires VUI be O’Laughlin and Ev ans of the American league and Klem ' ; %% A \ • n s* * *•*. y. . s J• - vIJ, - X'-'" -* yi : I SKOVO AARO , THE DANISH VIOLINI ST [• 4K; it At* £> VIOLIN I: - MUNICIPAL THEATRE, MONDAY, OCT. 8 By the enterprise of the High School Music Club, Mineral Point is to hear Skovgaard # and his troupe from the New York Metropolitan company. Skovgaard is well known in Europe, where he has played before many of the crowned heads, and in America, where he has filled over a thousand engagements. He is now on a trans continental tour and will appear in our municipal theatre. In his troupe is Sofia Stephali, who has been pronounced by eminent European critics as an artist of first rank. Her voice is a coloratura mezzo soprano of remarkable quality, great flexability, and wide range. Alice McClung-Skovgaard appeared and Bigler of the National. One per cent of the commission’s revenue of the series will go to the bat and ball fund for soldiers in France. The world’s series players will be instructed to play an exhibition game either at Rockford, 111., or at Camp 31111s, Mineola, L. I. I THE MINERAL POINT I HIGH SCHOOL iiiiiiihiiiiiiiiiinniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinTnimiuiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinuiß The new “point system” for the high scboor was explained by Mr Rood at the Friday morning assembly. Here tofore the Final Record book has con tained only the grades made in the sub jects comprising the 16 units required for graduation. This is purely a record of scholastic ability of all students. .Much that is interesting and important is omitted. In the exacting demands of the present time it is found that a re cord should be made of the all around ability of the student, and that every encouragement should be given to the full development of the student’s powers. While the present unit system will determine a student’s general ability and accomplishments and this will be made a matter of permanent re cord. Credit, depending upon the amount of time given and skill ac quired, will be given for work in athletics, in music, in contest and literary work, and in other forms of school organizations and activities; it will also be given for excellent scholar ship and deportment, for regular atten dance andforother meritorious work and service. Deductions will be made for failure, tardiness, irregular attendance, improper conduct, “detention,” etc. The number of points gained will quite accurately measure a student’s effi ciency. At the end of the year students will be classified, according to the number of points made, as Proficient, Distinguished, and Honor, and the names of the different groups published in the Pointer. The boys of the high school are to have some military training. This does not mean that the boys are liable to be sent to France; such things are in the hands of the government. It means that the boys are to be taught the military courtesies and some of the minor tactics and are to be given setting up exercises for their physical development. The training is to be in charge of Mr Pierce, who has had ex - perience in Culver Military Institute, and in Ft. Sheridan, where defective eyesight prevented him from beipg ac - cepted. With the assistance of Dr. Brown, the high school will have a fife and drum corps. In War Service. Dr. James H. Walton, associate pro fessor of chemistry at the University of Wisconsin, has received a commission as captain in the sanitary corps of the U. S. army. He will supervise in struction in methods for combatting poisonous gas warfare and will be sta tioned at various cantonments of the national army. on the concert platform when seven years of age. Ever since that time she has forged ahead until she is now placed in the * very front rank of pianists. All will be charmed by the singing of Marie Kern-Mullen, the contralto. She has studied under the greatest teachers of Europe and her voice has a great range from the caressing softness of dainty love songs to the dramatic cry of of Brunnhilde. By special arrangements the scale of prices for this concert has been reduced to 50c, 75c and SI.OO, which makes it possible for all to attend. Seats may be reserved at Prideaux & Bliss after 8:30, Thursday morning, October 4. LIBRARIES FOR SOLDIERS Some time ago a request was puplish ed asking for books for camp libraries. A generous response followed and it is hoped that many more books will be given at some later time. However a very urgent appeal has come from State and national "library head quarters asking that money to buy books for this purpose be given during September. You will probably be asked to contribute to this during the week. If so please remember the cause is a worthy one and your contribution will help to buy books that will com fort and cheer some of those men who are soon to face the actual realities of war. If you are not solicited please remember that it is impossible to ap proach every one personally and if it is in your power to help the cause any contribution however small may be left with the librarian. Please remember to hand in your contribution either to those who solicit or to the librarian by Saturday, September 30. • Thanks, Got. Davisson. At a recent meeting of the Red Cross organization a unanimous vote of thanks was extended to Col. Davisson for his splendid help in making the auction sale the great success that it was. Sure of One Thing. A maiden lady of more or less un certain years, no matter if she lias made a failure of everything she has ever undertaken, is always sure she would be a success as a wife. —St. Paul Pioneer Press. INSTITUTE TO TRAIN RED CROSS WORKERS At least one institute for the training of volunteers for Red Cross civilian relief work will be held in Wisconsin this fall. Prof. J. L. Gillin, of the University of Wisconsin Extension div ision, has just been appointed state director of Red Cross home service in stitutes in Wisconsin and announced the institute on his return from a con ference of home service directors in Washington. The institute, which will be held in Milwaukee and will be of six weeks’ duration, will aim to train volunteers who wish to aid in the work of assisting soldiers’ families. The course will con sist of lectures and work among famil ies that need help and will be conduct ed in much the same way as the course for civilian relief workers which was given at the university summer session. The need of maintaining the moral standards of the family will be empha sized rather than financial relief. Each community in the state which wishes to have a civilian relief worker trained will send the volunteer to the Milwaukee institute. It is possible also that several more institutes will be held in the state to meet the growing need of Civilian relief. The University Ex tension division will cooperate in these institutes and may conduct similar courses in various parts of the state. $1,25 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE STATE NEWS ITEMS Telegraphic Glance of Events Through Wisconsin. WILL CHALLENGE COLLEGES 1 % Star Football Team in Camp Custer,! Where All-American Timber From Leading Middle West Schools Is Utilized. Battle Creek, Mich., Sept. 25. What might be classed as au all-Amer-, ican football team, composed entirely! of former stars in intercollegiate cir cles, will be organized at Camp Ousted and a few weeks later will fling down the gauntlet to any team —college, in dependent or professional—that cares to chance of being trimmed. Every player will be an officer of the Fifty-eighth division, yet practicalljir every man who has assured Physical Director Floyd A. Rowe of his willing* ness to turn out is well known in the middle West as an athletic star. Foj example, there is Capt. George Kern nedy of the artillery branch at Camf) Custer. He was a Princeton rfnd Uni versity of Michigan man, serving one year as ussitant to Coach Fielding H. Yost. Then there is Chief Gardiner, the only Indian who has won a cap taincy from Fort Sheridan. He was| one of the most famous ends Carlisle, ever produced. Another artillery offer ing is Capt. Boxie Bogle, who, when a University of Michigan guard, was named on the mythical all-western eleven. Lieut. Harry Costello of De troit was quarterback and halfback for Georgetown and later coach at the University of Detroit. He is the man wjio found the football field at Camp Custer and laid it out for practice. Jerry De Prado, remembered as the Michigan Agricultural college fullback, but now a lieutenant in the new Na tional army, is not the only former ag gie star eligible, for Blake Miller, whom Coach Macklin dug out of some New York burg for his star halfback,' and who helped beat Michigan in 1915, also has a lieutenancy. The Quinn brothers —Cyril, back field man, and Clement, lineman of the U. of M. —are lieutenant and captain, respectively, and intend to join the Fifty-eighth di vision squad. Another Saginaw boy, Capt. Frank Pickard, who was half back for Michigan in 1912, is ready, for the moleskins with Jack Watkins of Buy City, former University of Michigan lineman and a Rhodes schol ar man. JacFis a captain of artillery. Other colleges will also be represented in the team, for Nelson, the Minneso ta star lineman, is here as a lieuten ant, as is Cramer, substitute end for the University of Wisconsin last sea son. Farvourne, who was on the line for Carleton college, with Lieutenants Schneider and Goedecke, will also rep resent Wisconsin. More than 205 pounds of meat is offered tin' line by lieutenant Mabutt, the former Uni versity of Idaho star, who was last year with the Heralds of Detroit, while real speed is offered by Lieut. Law rence Roehm of Detroit, Michigan quarterback in 1915. To Operr Big Packing Plant. Green Bay, Sept. 25. —A modern packing plant will be opened by the Green Bay Packing company early next month. It comprises three firms with an aggregate capital of $050,000. The business will represent an outlay of $1,000,000 in two years, it is predicted by officers of the corporation. The main packing plant will enable the company to kill and dress 150 cattle, 360 hogs and any amount of veal and mutton that may be offered a day. 1 -Germans Become Citizens. Green Bay, Sep. 25.—Eighteen Ger mans of Brown county renounced al legiance to the fatherland and became citizens of the United States at the term of court which closed on Satur day. Belgians who were granted citi zenship numbered nineteen; Holland ers, fourteen; Russians, six Austr ians, six. A total of eighty-one applicat ions was granted by Judge Henry Graas. Agricultural Agent Weds. Janesville, Sept. 25.—L. A. Mark; hath, county and federal agricultural agent, was married last Tuesday in St. Louis to Miss Ruth Davis. The cere mony was performed by the groom’s father, pastor of Rosedule Congrega l "fional church of Kansa City, the bride ; previous to to her marriage was en gaged in county Y. W. C. A. work. Car Strike at Janesville. Janesville, Sept. 25.—Interurban traffic and city street car lines are tied d£ by a strike which started Saturday at midnight. Not a car iy being op; erated on the interurban or city lines. There is no disorder. f-|igh School Teachers Needed. Green Bay, Sept. 25 More teachers are needed for the Green Bay high iphool?, the board of education was in* formed by the principals Saturday flight, because of Increases id the en 'rOumenL- J t Funeral on Mor\day. ; Marinette, Sept. 2q.—ThO funeral of |Ajuon J. Kanter, business ffiAn, form oft flxT of Milwaukee, Was held here 00 IpOflday. Mr, Kanter dropped dead fhefO Oh the street.