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THE MABSHFIELD NEWS, THUBSDAY; OCTOBER 12, 1911. THE MARSHFIELD NEW MAESHFIELD, WISCONSIN 1 TUBERCULOSIS TO DISAPPEAR. Tuberculosis is diminishing In amount the world over, and it is pre- idlcted that In 25 or 30 years it will liave quite disappeared. The decrease or diminution is different in different countries, plainly Indicating that the decrease is one of habit and life. The reduction of the malady is one of the strongest supports of the sentiment of optimism, for it Indicates the Increase of cleaner and nobler liring. The per sonal habit in respect to sobriety, purity, courage, integrity, unselfishness is hurting tuberculosis and all other maladies everywhere. As the world -advances in virtue and honor, its distempers begin to grow Ies3. This doctrine was announced by John Burns, the labor leader in parliament, and if nis philosophy and fact agree, we all have reason to rejoice. There Is to be another consideration added to this, which is, that the same Improve- ed living that reduces tuberculo sis will reduce our social and political maladies as welL If bad habits make disease, they also make bad thoughts. "We are so accustomed in all these things, to hitch the cart before the horse, that we insist on Improving our institutions without uplifting private life and habit While a rather low percentage of bits was attained with the 14-inch Sun, which is to be the offensive weapon of the new battleships. New York and Texas, it is claimed that one well-)laced shot from this terribly powerful piece of ordnance will fatally disable or destroy any fighting ship now Afloat. And the effective range of the run in nine miles. A battleship thus armed would put its antagonist out f action before it got in range of the other battery. Why, then, are the naval constructors thinking of placing larger guns on future American battleships? The 14-inch gun Is superior to any now mounted in any of the jiavies of the world, and one should. imagine that the best would be good enough. . Nobody wants to stop cold storage. That has come to stay, and, fairly conducted, it is a benefit to the public. Kobody wants to prevent cold storage from affording reasonable returns to those who carry it on. Unless there Is money in a business no one will "want to follow it There are two objections to the manner In which the cold storage business is operating in the United States at the present time. One is that It is creating artificial scarcity and exacting unreasonable profits. The other is that it is ignoring the hygienic welfare of the consumers. Cold storage will continue, put Its abuses must be stopped. There are always consolations in any misfortune. One Frenchman tries to assuage the grief of his afflicted nation by remarking that Mona Lisa's smile is nothing more than a consumptive grimace. Moreover, it is the secret opinion locked in many other breasts that the famous picture lady would never be a winner in an up-to-date beauty show. An aviator in Illinois broke another record by taking his mother with him on an air ride 2,500 feet high. But then it Is no unusual thing for young men to have their mothers "up In the air." A New York broker Is looking for a vrito who has "the English conservatism and love of home, the vivacity of the French and the intensity and fer-or of the Italian girl." The phrase: "Man wants but little here below" will Xiave to be revised. It has officially been decided in Boston that a woman is young until she is 25. Only cold, hard officialdom, by the way, even though generous in its allowance, would venture to put a definite limit to such an intangible mystery as a woman's age. Why doesn't the Paris editor chal-. lenged by a lecturer on woman's rights and accused of cowardice because he doesn't accept the challenge, name live mice as the weapons to be used? Patsy Flynn of Hartford, Conn., has been eent to jail fifty-seven times In sixteen years, and claims to hold the Tecord. Are there any rival claimants? Boston has a variety of mosquito that sings but does not sting. Still, even the free concert business may bo overdone. Atwood may quit aviation, which' he rays is certrin to lead to sudden death. It usually is extremely sudden in the case of an aviator. This season has run shy of fish stories. Perhaps the fish won't bite, perhaps it is the public ' A rcan in Maryland was killed by en electric s-boek whie at a telephone the other day Extremely shocking, to say the least Mechanical dogs are now the lad In Newport The cn.y g; cd quality we can see tn a mechanical dog is that it does not tars at nignt Th navy department is pleased with its new aerial weapon it Is not a popgun Paris dressmakers have called the crinoline back, but it remains for won:en to e;.y w Letter it can come back A "po" of five whales followed an incoming s-5e.-iu.ELIp aimost Into New York harbor, and passengers report them as "iike as two peas." You t!i frd Vic w-ermpr m Chi cage alwny.4 ecu: ii yo go niga t-nougc fa the air. BLOT MB FALLS IS Fifty Out of Sixty Business Blocks and Eighteen Residences Carried Away in Torrent Released by Bursting Dam. NO LIVES LOST; DAMAGE IS OVER $1,500,000 Principal Business Streets Now Form New Channel of Black River Supplies from Nearby Cities Relieves Food Famine Engineers Blame Construction of City Power Plant for Disaster. Black River Falls. Only nine business blocks out of sixty in the business district of this city of 2,000 population have been left standing by a flood , which swept down the Black river valley when that stream, swollen by heavy rains, broke its bounds with the washing out of the Dells dam north of Hatfield and descended in a raging torrent. Eighteen residences were also carried away by the flood, leaving that number of families homeless. No lives are known to have been lost. The property damage is estimated to exceed $1,500,000, Main and Water streets, the two principal thoroughfares of this city, were soon submerged under twenty to thirty feet of water. With the big buildings aiso went great chunks of earth. A hill of considerable size 100 feet from the river was leveled even with the surrounding land. Two companies of state militia, from Mauston and Eau Claire, have arrived and are guarding the stricken city against looters who begun their work with the receding of the waters. The following business buildings, not including about 18 wrecked homes, were swept away by the flood: Jones Lumber Co. Freeman hotel. - Journal Publishing Co. John P. Harsh Dry Goods Co. People's Drug store. First National bank. A. F. Werner, general store. Moses Paquet, saloon. William Robinson, saloon. Antone Rutland, jewelry. Mouses Bros., grocery. City building. Ben Olsen,! saloon. Quinbach, tin shop. John Tideman, restaurant. F. H. Lyons, barber shop. John Best Packing Co. Johnson Bros., gents' furnishings. Bouveran saloon. Vincent Millinery store. C. E. More, grocery? F. B. Dell, farm implements. Peter P. Stai, saloon. T. H. Nichols, barber shop. Locken & Lillehatner, shoe store. S. C. Skow, undertaker. , A, H. Hagen, dry goods. Alec Galeston, barber shop. J. S. Schnur, grocery. A. 3. Roisland, photographer. Spech building. Keif! Hanson's building. K. I. Hanson, tailor. Miss F. E. G. Harmon, millinery. 3 Riels Wall Paper company. Olson's Boarding house. .w . Jackson County bank. .?.; I. S. Hollenbeck, livery. A. W. Cole, livery. Falls House, hotel. Homestead Lumber company. Merchants' hotel. City hotel. Farmers' Home hotel. German Reform church. The first appearance of the dis aster was manifested when a vast area of water released by the Dells reservoir swept over the Hatfield dam, six miles below, and aided in volume by the heavy rain of the night before, struck Black River Falls with tre mendous force. The power plant withstood the onslaught for a time, but finally capitulated. The north bank of the river at this point resisted the efforts of the flood to wear it down, but the west bank, having a less slope, soon gave way. Business men, seeing that a general demolition of their property was inevitable, gathered a few of their belongings and made for higher ground. One after another, in rapid succession, brick, stone and frame buildings were undermined by the water and slowly crept into the river. One of the first structures to go was the Fremont hotel, a three-story brick building, which collapsed and disappeared in the torrent, as did the postoffice and bank buildings. All the money in the latter institutions was saved and is stored in the court house. The bulk of the stocks of the stores could have been saved had their owners heeded the warning sent them when the water broke through at Hatfield, but they refused to believe that the situation was serious until the flood struck them. Then It was too late to save anything but their lives. Helpless while their property was being destroyed, men went frantic, and all about oat of reach of the water, single and in groups, people fell upon their knees Imposes Fine of One Cent. La Crosse. Judge Landis, in the United States district court here, found William Tudenfald, a Milwaukee traveling man, guilty of sending bills in a transparent envelope to A. T. Jenkins, a merchant of that city. He imposed a fine of ono cent, but gave Tudenfald a cutting lecture, ,:. Training School for Nurses. Madison. A training school for nurses has been opened at the state hospital at Meudota, near here. ' Dice Games Put Under Ean. . Madison. Evidences that high school boys and university students were being demoralized by playing dice has caused a police order prohibiting such games in cigar stores, poolrooms and hotels here. Wisconsin Fxhibit Wins Prize. Madison. The exhibit of the Wis- con sin. beard of immigration at the Illinois state fair took first honors, It represented products of the more undeveloped regions of the state. s Vedder on Veterans' Home Coard. Waupaca. F. F. Vedder of. Mauston, has been appointed to the board cf trustees of the Wisconsin Veterans' home, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Phil Check of Baraboo. - . , Hi"dti Gi -l a Lawrence Co'Iee. Appleton. Krishnafcal Tulasker of laroda, lndi. who i3 in America to pcure a general education, concluded rit'i a mcdiral cou;-se, has ealered v.rer.ce college. .praying the Almighty to stay' the worn of destruction. Almost every scrap of food in the city, except that in houses out of the reach of the flood, was destroyed. Every grocery store and meat market and other food depot in the city is gone. With the residents facing the immediate problem of subsistence, Mayor McGilvray sent messages to cities of the state asking for aid.' Supplies of food and tents were immediately sent from La Crosse and Eau Claire, where money is also being raised for the relief of the homeless and penniless here. The city can never be rebuilt In its present location. In the business streets it is not merely a question of the subsiding of the water the river is running through them. The new channel occupied by the river "goes through the heart of the town, the river bed having been moved northward about 75 rods and westward 65 rods. What remained of the small dam at Black River Falls was dynamited in an unsuccessful effort to turn the stream back from the business streets into its old channel. Fear was entertained here for towns further down the river, but telephone messages from Melrose, nineteen miles from here with a population of 200, and North Bend, twenty-five miles away with a population of 100 contained the information that both towns were safe. The defective construction of the municipal power plant is held by engineers to be partly responsible for the disaster. The concrete dike of the city dam, just completed, was laid diagonally to the course of the river, instead of at right angles, throwing the flood waters toward the business section when the torrent was released. Had this protective dike been built straight across to the side bank, the eddy through which the flood got its first opening into the bank where the business section was located would not have existed. JUDGE J. V. QUARLES DEAD Former United States Senator from . Wisconsin Succumbs at Milwaukee After Year's Illness. Milwaukee. United States Circuit Judge Joseph Very Quarles, aged 6G, is dead at his home in this city after an illness of about one year. Before assuming the bench in 1905, Judge Quarles served six years as United States senator from Wisconsin, succeeding John L. Mitchell, Democrat. ' Joseph Very Quarles was born at Southport, now known as Kenosha, on Dec. 1G, 1843, his parents being among the earliest settlers of that place. He graduated from the Kenosha public schools at the age of 17, and after two years spent In teaching school and earning money in other ways to meet the expenses of a college course, he entered the Univer? sity of Michigan. When the civil war opened he left his studies and enlisted in the Thirty-ninth Wisconsin infantry, being mustered into service as a first lieutenant. ; At the expiration of his service, he returned to Kenosha and began the study f law in the office of O. S. Head, a distinguished attorney of those days. In 1876 he was elected mayor of Kenosha and also served as president of the Kenosha board of education. In 1879 he was a member of the legislative assembly, and in 1880 and 1881 he was the representative of Kenosha and Walworth counties in the state senate. Upon the announcement of the death of Judge Quarles, the sessions of the senatorial committee investigating the election of United States Senator Stephenson were adjourned until the following day as a mark of respect to his memory. Reassessment for Janesville. Madison. The Wisconsin tax commission has named a special board of three to make a reassessment of the personal and rear property of Janesville and a board of review to correct the work. $20,000 Fire at Lone Rock. Lone Rock. Fire has destroyed Pollark & Shelton Implement company building and the saloon of Chas. Thomas. The loss is estimated at $20,000. Eal'oon Lands Near Sparta. Sparta. The , balloon Buckeye, which started from Kansas'City, Mo., in a contest flight for the James Gordon Bennett international trophy, landed safely in a field about ten miles north of here. Former Assambtymnn Daad. Manitowoc. Henry Goedjen, ex- assemblyman and county treasurer and for. fifteen years superintendent of the Manitowoc county asylum, is dead. - Wausau Ta-.r Prohibit Football. j nauaau.- iue luuucu MS aaoptoa & resolution authorizing the city at-"torney to draw up an ordinance prohibiting football games in this city. A similar ordinance, is in force at Sheboygan. . Th-ee Trains Mangle Body. Janesville. Peter Anderson, a beet sugar factory employe, was strck f.rd l;ill?d by a. Milwaukee road trn.in. Two other traias passed 1 over the beds - STRIKE-BREAKERS III FIERCE RIOT Clash With Police at Algiers, La. Four Shot MOB ATTACKS RAILWAY CAR I. C. Employes Stone Men Who Would Take Their Jobs at New Orleans U. S. Judge Grants injunction. New Orleans. On application of attorneys for the Southern Pacific Railroad company a temporary injunction was issued by the United States court restraining strikers and others from interfering in any manner with the affairs of the road. One man was shot and probably fatally wounded in this city when a party of Illinois Central strike-breakers were fired upon while on their way from the company's fruit sheds to their quarters for the night. A United States deputymarshal who was escorting the men was slightly wounded. Four men were wounded seriously, one probably fatally, in a riot at Algiers, where the Harriman line shops are located. Heuston, Tex. Judge Waller T. Burns of the United States court for the southern district or lexas granted a temporary injunction against the officers and all members of the five federated crafts now out on strike on the Hafriman lines at Houston and Galveston, restraining them from interfering with traffic or business. Jackson, Miss. All the forces at his command will be employed by Governor Noel of Mississippi for the enforcement of law in the present conflict between the Illinois Central railroad system and its striking employes. This is the effect of a telegram sent by the governor in reply to a message from W. L. Park, vice-president of the railroad system, calling on the authorities for aid. . ; McComb City, Miss. A platoon of . 14 men, with a machine gun, arrived here from Vicksburg. The gun was Installed immediately on a hill commanding the eastern approach to the railroad shops and which overlooks the grove where strikers have been holding their daily meetings. Louisville, Ky. Judge Evans In the United States court granted a restraining order against the International Order of Machinists to prevent the strikers from interfering with the operation of the Illinois Central railroad. A motion for a perpetual injunction will be made by the corporation in Owensboro, Ky., No vember 27. BEER FOR VOTERS O. K. Stephenson Aid Says Liquor Purchased for Citizens Legal. Milwaukee, Wis. Legality of the purchase of drinks for voters under the Wisconsin corrupt practices act was a question that arose during the session of the senate committee Investigating the election of Senator Stephenson. Rodney Sackett, office manager at the Stephenson headquarters, testified that it was customary In Wisconsin campaigns to give away kegs of beer and bottles of whisky. "The intention was to show that the leaders were good fellows," he said. "But we never sent liquor to one locality with the Intention of making them all drunk." TAFT'S COW NEARLY KILLED. Pauline Wayne Narrowly Escapes , Death at Union Stock Yards. Milwaukee. Pauline Wayne, the president's cow, lost en route to the Milwaukee dairy show, narrowly escaped death in the Chicago stock yards, but the presence of four attendants saved one of the most valuable cows In America from the bludgeon of the slaughter house beef killers. The cow was lost because In trans shipment from the Baltimore & Ohio in her private car, the car was shunted Into a train of cattle cars for the stock yards. MRS. WEBSTER GIVEN DECREE. Second Wife of Alleged Slayer Can Take Maiden Name. Cedar Rapids, la. Mrs. Zoe Var- hey ' Webster, second wife of Dr. Harry E. Webster, confessed slayer of his third wife, was granted a di vorce ia the district court here. She will resume her maiden name. The decree was granted by Judge W. N. Trelchler on statutory, grounds. . Mrs. Webster was overcome seemingly with joy when the decree was made known to her and it was several minutes before she could regain her self-control. Fame Won as Farmer. Springfield, 111. The commission in charge of the Illinois Farmers' Hall of Fame accepted the name of B. F. Har- ris. formerly of Champaign, for a place in the Hall of Fame at the University of Illinois College of Agriculture. Seamen's Strike Is Near. Mobile, Ala. A strike of seamen on vessels entering this harbor probably will result unless the demands of the International Seamen's union are granted by captains. ' " Hill Drives Gold Spike. Bend. Ore. James J Hill drove a golden spifee to mark the formal com pletion of the Oregon Trunk line railroad to thi3 city That Bend, bow ever, would not be the final terminal cf the line was intimated by the road builder World Series Begins October 14. New 'York. The first game .of the world's championship baseball series iietween the Giants and Athletics v.ili oe played cn the Polo grounds on Saturday. October 14 Ex-College Pre?'o"ent Is Dsrd t WiMiamsiown- 11 a John fJsin moiessor ertrrlriis of po'tMtal fr-ii my at Williams ro!v and a for?n-t resident l the CnnersSty of Wcon in Is dead at l.nme, asert f :',iy our He was horn in Grnoa N (Y Murder . Two. Pecss Routed (libsr.nH KTa'ion V". In ;i l.at.t t;e -v !!) a prT t 'is.? fetus rwn f h joi n:3. tvfMs--n war.td r.s .i- ni'ti in j- i v.iiit:Vt two V'f''ii'-i e.-f II.- 1 d Ti.v Lt: o U-.i-lvii J.T FIVE BALLOONS STILL IN THE AIR Four Come to Earth, Meet Stormy Weather Fly From Rain Into Snow. .Kansas City. Mo. Rough weather drove to earth seven of the nine racing balloons that left here in contests for the James Gordon Bennett trophy, the Lahm cup, and the altitude record. Nothing has been heard from the other two. The missing bags are Condor of France and Berlin II. of Germany. No records were broken by any of the balloons that are down. The estimated distances ranged from 290 to 400 miles. Two fell in Wisconsin, two in Minnesota, and two in olwa. The balloons landed as follows: America II., William F. Asmann, pilot; J. C. Hulburt, aide, landed near Emmetsville. la.; estimated distance. 290 miles. Pennsylvania I.. A. T. Atherholt, pilot; E. R. Hunnewell, aide, landed near Buffalo Center, la; estimated distance. 300 miles. Topeka II., Frank M. Jacobs, pilot; W. W. Webb, aide, landed near Dunnell, Minn.; estimated distance, 323 miles. Berlin I., Leopold Vogt," pilot; Lieut. Martin Schoeller, aide; landed near Austin, Mlrn.; estimated distance, 345 miles. Buckeye, Lieut Frank C. Lahm, pilot; J. C. Wade, Jr., aide; landed near, La Crosse, Wis.; estimated distance,' 365 miles. Kansas City II., J. C. Honeywell, pilot; John Watts, aide; landed near Kennan, Wis.; estimated distance, 450 miles. Million Papulation Club, Captain Berry, pilot; Lieut." P. J. McColloch. aide; landed at Mason City, la. START FIGHT ON COAL COMBINE. Wickersham Begins Contest in Federal Supreme Court. Washington, D. C. Attorney General Wickersham has renewed his efforts to dissolve the anthracite coal "trust" of Pennsylvania. The attorney general, by filing a brief in the Supreme court ot the United States, began his fight before that tribunal to have the principal coal-carrying railroads and coal-owning companies In the anthracite regions adjudged to be in violation of the Sherman anti-trust law. The government argued that the defendant railroads, the Philadelphia & Reading, Lehigh Valley. Delaware. Lackawanna & Western, Central Railroad of New Jersey, Erie & New York. Susquehanna & Western railroads; the holding company, the- Reading company, and affiliated coal companies are in the combination.- The combination was charged with being peculiarly prejudicial to the public interest LANDIS IMPOSES CENT FINE. Judge Who Assessed ON Trust $29-000,000 Now Sets Low Record. La -Crosse, Wis. Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis, who established a record for fines when he exacted more than $29,000,000 of the Standard . Oil company, made a new low record. At the conclusion of the trial in the United States district court, William Trundenfald, a Milwaukee traveling man, being found guilty of sending hills In a transparent envelope to A. T. Jenkins, a well-known merchant of the same city, the court imposed a fine of one cent OFFICIAL ACCUSED OF FRAUD. Director of Public Safety and City Architect Among Those Charged. Philadelphia, Pa, Warrants for the arrest of Director of Public Safety Henry Clay, City Architect Carl B.' Zilenziger, John R. Wiggins, a contractor and builder, and Treasurer Wall of the latter's firm, were issued on the affidavit of Logan M. Bullitt, chairman of the taxpayers committee. The charges are conspiracy to defraud the city and are an outcome of the investigation conducted by the Catlln senatorial commission. MISS LA FOLLETTE TO MARRY Engagement . to George Mlddleton, Playwright, Announced by Senator. Washington. Senator ' and Mrs Robert M. La Follette of Wisconsin announced the engagement of their daughter. Miss Fola. La Follette, to George Mlddleton, the playwright of New York City, Mr. Mlddleton is in Washington visiting the La Follettes. FLASH WIRELESS TO JAPAN Frisco Operator Exchanges Greetings With Another 6,000 Miles Away. San Francisco. Wireless messages have been flashed from San Francisco to Japan, spanning 6,000 miles of ocean, for the first time. Greetings were exchanged between the San Francisco operator at Hill Crest and the Japanese operator on the Island of Hokushu, the most noithern wireless station In Japan. Captain Cook, Tried, Resigns. Washington. The resignation of Capt. Frank A. Cook, recently court-martialed at San Francisco tor conduct unbecoming an officer, has been accepted by the president, it was announced at the war department. Duke Sails fcr Canada. London. The Duke of Connaught, accompanied by the duchess, sailed on the steamer Empress of Ireland from Liverpool to assume the ofiice of governor general of Canada, in which ho succeeds Earl Grny'. Eathe Fish to Step Their Ills. St Louis. Delegates attending the American Fisheries society. In . convention here, were advised by thei" president. V E Mechnn cf Harri.;-burg. Pa., to bathe a sic!: fiih to cure it More tban thct. a tan water tmn uas advocated lor a fres-.n -water fish, - Cor Hits a v'c Ore Dead. Jamaica. N Y James t'o ton , was :1!!(-d ?nd hie trvo van- pamnns ratsny injured .'in. a head on rcMiion hpre detv.'ef-n hia automobile and a trolley ear - " ' . x .- '- -fain- f 't r'".-. f :i. 'Havana The ?rs.rprs, tr. chirsj -r rsilg bs ' ntp M 'p(j niipvp the Irtci's t-?.uf tun t'H!! i 'o-.ted It Is t'--r-Tci '?r:t a tMi'fkftfyj.-'' i-i'n te built nr.ti i.j;u ine sl;r;- cf the eo ". 'V -! ' Kills S-t-i; ' c:'dci trity. fcrty Pr-:.u'.i: u, s . -?. . nr . t" r.t- Mi- JOlir. I'il-I ! !:-i,'.'!'U::'!!y tj.-il'.'l: Sr.it.n-.UV 1.1''d ' i - " j". , --:-, -.;- .: : ! ; 1, ., v.. . ... s Vl 1 ..... IIElHiS TO EI1EET AT MILWAUKEE State Organization Will Gather October 12-13. t 300 EXPECTED TO ATTEND CHnics Will . Ee Conducted at the Stockyards on a Herd of About Fifty Cattle Many Papers to Be Read. Madison. The semi-annual meeting of the Wisconsin State Veterinarian society will be held October 12-13 at the Auditorium, in connection with the international dairy show. The meetings will be attended by about 300 veterinarians. There will be a number of lectures snd clinics. The clinics will be conducted at the stockyards on a herd of about fifty tubercular cattle. ' Among those who will read papers will be: Dr. U. L. Larson, Copenhagen university; Dr. M. P. Ravenel, University of Wisconsin; Dr. Charles Harper, state board of health; Dr. A. H. Hartwlg, Watertown, 8tate veterinarian; Dr. L. A. Merilatt, Chicago Veterinary college; Doctor Peters, University of Illinois; Dr. Charles Schmidt, Dodgeville; Dr. V. P. Norton, Grand Rapids;" Dr. J. S. Atkinson, Marinette; Dr. H. P. Clute, Dr. G. A. Bading, Milwaukee; Doctor McGillary, Minnesota State Veterinary society; Dr. F. R. Conner, Fort Atkinson. The meetings will close with a banquet October 13 in the Blatz hotel. Dr. J. S. Heinsheim, Pleasant Prairie, will presided The officers of the society, which was organized last February, are: President, H. P. Clute, Milwaukee; vice-president, J. S. Atkinson, Marinette; secretary, W. W. Arz-berger, Watertown. High Court Ready to Hear Big Cases. Permission to bring suits to determine the constitutionality of the workmen's compensation law, the income tax law and the water powers law was granted by the supreme court. It will hear the cases in the ordernamed and has placed the tisk law case at the foot of the next assignment, thus assuring a hearing late thii- month. The other cases will follow at the foot of the November and December calendars. The court denied the application of the Filer-Stowell company of Milwaukee for an injunction to restrain the payment of the salaries of the members of the Wisconsin industrial commission and for leave to bring suit to test the constitutionality of that law. The question of the constitutionality of the act is involved in the case of Borgnis and others against the Falk Manufacturing company of Milwaukee. This case involves the merit of the law and for this reason the court denied the application of the Filer-Stowell company. In denying the application the court said: "An insurmountable objection arises at the threshold of this case. The Industrial accident board hns ceased to exist. It has been superceded by the Industrial commission. This commission, it appears, is composed of the same persons formerly composing the accident board." Crusade Against Anfmal Diseases. State Veterinarian A. II. Hart-wig has started a crusade against the importation into this state of animals afflicted with dangerous diseases. Mr. Hartwig declares that not less than 15,000 cattle "from the drought stricken districts of the Da-kotas and Montana were shipped into Wisconsin the past month. Some of these herds were infected, it is said, with bovine tuberculosis. It is the aim of the state department to weed out the diseased animals as quickly as they land in this state. The department is also guarding against the importation Into Wisconsin of western diseases among horses. All diseased animals shipped Into the state are slaughtered, in accordance with the provisions of law, and the owners receive no compensation. Convention of State Baptists. The forty-seventh annual state canventoin of the Wisconsin Baptist church convened at Janesville, with President T. J Lindsay of Milwaukee presiding. Rev. D. W. Hurl-burt of Wauwatosa, General Superintendent W. D. Lindsay, Rev. W. A. McKillip, Rev. F. A. Hayward, Frank H. Lindsay, Dr. W. L. Thompson, William Lindsay, F. H. Kappen, Rev. it. G. Pierson, all of Milwaukee, and A. W. Smith of Wauwatosa are important members of the board of the state association. Organization was completed in one day, the program consisting of entertainment. The state synod of the Presbyterian church will be held here on October 10 to IS Faculty Work Assigned. ' At the meeting of the unlverfity faculty President Charles R. Van Hlse announced the chairmen of the various university committees o? the faculty for the coming year, "fhe chairmen of last year were reappointed except in the case of the committees on Lathrcp hall and student Interests. In the former case, Mrs. Lois Kendall Mathews, new dean of women, succeeds" Miss Camp, while Prof. Carl Rusrell Fish will succeed Prof. A. L. Dennis as chairman of the committee on student interests. The reappointments are as follows: Athletic council, PrGfessor Ehler; board cf editors of the bulletin. Prof. W. M Smith; censor of studsut publications, Professor Dickinson; freshmen, Professor Roe; graduate school. Professor Comstock; honorary degrees. Prof. C. F. Smith; lecture. Prof. Joseph Jastrow; Ilbrpry. President Van H!se; loans and undergraduate scholarships. Hrcfes-or O'son; pres bulletin. Processor PJeycr; public functions, Protester Olson; rdo?:ns and time tables. Professor ZdanowUrss; university hygiene. Professor Have':ei. Governor Not Decided. Governor McGovern bad n long conference with Dopyty Attorney General Riifsol! Jacfepcn VcgardiEg tbe advis-atility'of hfcvtrg the state rer-resented by snsttorney ai tii? Stephenson investigation.- but - co decl-:on as rer-chfrd - Hp has rot yrt rec. ived offl--c'iji reaction hpf the ro im:tte ru"-"(,fv-! to n'lo,'- tte eire i t rfjr,. : -r-? at r hr.iing. ?-!'t b e i ;;, y ap'id of tl-t t-i-i.rii'ttt- s State Takes No Part tn Inquiry. Gov. Francis E. McGovern decided that the state of Wisconsin would not be represented by counsel at the Stephenson investigation in Milwaukee. The governor mailed a letter to Chairman Heyburn and also ' notified the Benator by telephone of his decision. Governor McGovern's lett er contains 500 words. In it he stated that in reply to Chairman Hey burn's telegram requesting him to advise the committee as to whether it was the desire of the state to be represented by an attorney, that he found there was serious doubt that he had any power to act in the matter. "Joint resolution No. 58, to which you refer," said the governor, "confers no such authority upon me. It simply requests the United States senate to investigate the manner, means and method by which and through which Isaac Stephenson secured his election to that body," and it recommends that the district attorney of Dane county prosecute persons shown to have committed perjury in the senatorial inquiry, and suggests that prosecutions be commenced in the other counties of the state for such violations of the corrupt practices statute as the evidence may justify." The governor states that in the absence of any specific authority conferred by this resolution the only other possible source is chapter 268, laws of 1911, which after consideration leaves him in doubt as. to whether he is empowered to employ attoi neys at state expense. New Building at University, A new home for the University Extension department, which is known throughout the state for Its work of a practical nature," and for the Home Economics department, a growing division of the University of Wisconsin, Is being planned by the regents. The proposed structure will be four stories high, 300 feet long, 50 feet wide, will have two wings, and will cost about $150,000. Work on the foundations will be started this fall, and the construction of the superstructure'will be completed next spring. , The new building will be situated west of the "Evergreen drive," north of "Linden drive" and east of Agricultural hall. It will be a brick building with stone trimmings. The structure will be in line with the agricultural college hall. Its wings will extend south from both extremities. No Credit Sales of State School Land. That the law passed by the last legislature providing that state lands may be sold on credit is invalid insofar as it relates to school lands, was the ruling of Attorney General Bancroft. ' The law provides that 'state lands may be sold on credit upon an initial payment of 15 per cent, of the appraised value, the balance to be paid at any time within twenty years. It further provides that when the purchaser makes final payment he may claim a discount of from twenty-five to fifty per cent, of the full value of the improvements placed upon, the land. This latter provision of the law is held learly void so far as it relates to school lands in that it diverts a portion of the purchase price from the school fund, in violation of the constitution. Another aspect of the law which makes it void as to school land Is that which provides that whenever any sale of lands is made the contract shall reserve to the state for public use one chain on every side of any stream, pond or lake. This feature of the law is only passed upon in its relation to the school lands in the present opinion. There is, however, a nice question as to whether the law is not invalid as to any other state lands. Wisconsin Board After Licenses. The state board of pharmacy continued its examination of 29 applicants for a state license. Representatives of the interstate board of pharmacy are here attending the examination. Following a banquet at Cronin's restaurant, the interstate organization elected the following officers: President Burton Casssaday, Indiana. T Vice-President Robin H. White, Kentucky. , Secretary O. J. S. Boberg, Wisconsin. - '. Ohio, MichiganT Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin belong to the interstate board, which was organized to establish uniform requirements for registration which makes possible the interchange of certificates between the states represented in the association. Asked to Hurry State Reports. The state tax commission is mailing hurry up notices to some of the large railroads oprating in this state which are delinquent in making reports to the commission on their year's business. It is upon . the basis of these reports that the commission fixes the amount of taxes to be paid by the railway companies. . The smaller lines were prompt in making their reports.' . To Dry Farming Congress. Governor McGovern appointed delegates to the International Dry Farming congress at Colorado Springs October 16: , ."filliam Appleby, Madison; Oliver E. ; Baker. Madison; Miss Emily J. Berg. Sturgeon Bay; Miss Hilma' Berg. Sturgeoii Bay; John K. Brown, Elk Mound;" Frank A. Crumrton. Su-! rerior; A. W. Dibb!e. .Madison; , Pharlps Cr. Fischer. Fend du Lac. ll.. Jones, ruaenson; uen iseeier, j.a. Crosse; George Long, Cudahy; C. F. Luce, Eau Claire, Stste Nurses Fleet Cffcers. The Wisconsin Association of Graduate Nurses at a meeting ejected the fel'owinj? ofjcers: Fre-f.iGC-nt Mrs. Price Davis, Mil- l waukee Firpt 'Vice-President Ella. , McGovern.' MPwrukee. Fecretary Mrs. He!en Moore. Ke- no?tsn. ' V " . j Treasurer Mrs. Joseph Brndshaw, I Milwal-ree.- 1 l;ccrs ' for Tftrre .Trf-nr?.!i f Krt7 F'!a Mervvr-rn. Mrs Prc? nv5 j and Mrs. Kate Kohlsaat, Milwaukee. Orer nf ts F;s'rn Stsr e's'en. Aboi"t 500 detegftPS werp nrerent at the ote'r-? ye'on of the twenty-first snnrnl fnvenion rf O-tnd ro-rer r? Y7rs',rrpT. OHer of the rserr' ?nr; in MHwarlrpe.-- The aVreRS o wp'co"?? " 'as friven Iw.'M-ps FMe . wrt)',v.'.' w'ortrv mron bv Jrrn! Pr" er. . -".''CP's'' j.r?1' raarrn. ' -'t-f 'rJ': v.er f-v,. r,, , -or-: T-ra., i ' ' " 1 H ' t '.-r-'r:' vv-'i trer s. rtr. lira Loel'.lo P;.i-::ri'. WISCONSIN NEWS TERSELY TOLD Superior. Andrew ' Madsen was killed at Foxboro, a small station on the Great Northern railway, twenty miles southwest of Superior, during a drunken row, details of which are lacking. According to report he was clubbed and died almost Instantly. The dead man was also known as Andrew Benson and was a worker on the construction ot the Soo extension from Frederic. SheriH McKlnnon went to the scene on a late train to make an investigation. Neenah. Information Is at hand that a general call to representatives of all electric and steam railroads, in Wisconsin has been issued by the state railroad commission. The letter sent out says the attention of the commission has' been called to the increasing frequency of highway crossing accidents, especially that near here on September 24, when 14 persons were killed. The co-operation ot the railroads of the state 13 desired In formulating plans for the protection and elimination of grade crossings. Green Bay, The new $50,000 Masonic temple started two years ago by Washington lodge No. 21, P. and A. M., was formally dedicated here, the ceremonies being In charge of oflicers of the Wisconsin grand lodge. Following the dedication the local lodge was host at a dinner, at which about 200 Masons and their wives were in attendance. After dinner addresses were given by Grand Master A. E. Matheson, Grand Secretary W. W. Perry. Carleton Merrill, David Marlowe and S. H. Cody. ' Oconomowoc. C. P. Hartley, head of the department of corn breeding of the department of agriculture at Washington, and F. D. Richey, also of that department, have been spending a week at the Lawrence Barry farm in the town of Summit, making their annual collection of seed corn for the use of the department at Washington. This is the sixth season that the experiment of raising corn for this purposce has been tried at the Barry farm. Chippewa Falls. Peter Riley and Walt Harris were arrested as suspects, following an attempt to rob the Citizens' State bank at New Auburn, and an exciting chase during which shots were exchanged between pursuing townsmen and the fleeing thieves. In a running fight the safeblowers left the posse behind. Later, Riley and Harris, going toward Chetek, were encountered and taken into custody. Chetek Is their home. They are in jail. Ashland. A thrilling rescue of the 15 members of the crew of the lumber carrier A. L. Hopkins In Lake Superior was accomplished by the brew of the steel trust freighter Alva Dinkey by first oiling the water to calm the waves. The crew was picked up off Michigan island. The Hopkins was floating sixteen miles northeast by east off Michigan island, directly in the path of vessels between Ashland and Keweenaw Point." Janesville. By the adoption of the new : constitution at the convention of the Wisconsin Baptists here, the consolidation between the Baptists and Freewill Baptists was completed. This is the first convention at which both bodies were present in the history of the state. Rev. W. T. Dor-ward, Tabernacle Baptist church, Milwaukee, delivered an address on "The Minister, an Efficient Preacher," and Rev. Robert A. MacMullen, Bay View Baptist church, also gave an address on "The Minister, an Efficient Moral Force." Madison. Attorney General L. IT. Bancroft received a check for $1,954.08 from the trustees of the estate of H. O. Havemeyer, deceased, of New York city as final payment of inheritance taxes on stocks and bonds owned in railroads operating in Wisconsin. Fond du Lac. A panic was ere-' ated at the courthouse when a section of the double skylight over the corridor area crashed down, making a report that brought every courthouse employe .to the scene. Examination revealed a stone about six inches In diameter, evidently of meteoric origin, that had been driven through the light with terrific force. " Madison. At a meeting the state board of control did rot come to a decision in regard to the appointment of a permanent warden for the state penitentiary at Waupun, nor for a secretary of the board. M. J. Top-pins has been secretary of the board for twelve years and is opposed for reelection by Mr. Woodward, who Is at present in active charge of the prison, and is suggested for the appointment to succeed Henry J. Townes, resigned. Madison. Governor McGovern refused to pardon Michael Griffin, who was sentenced at Kenosha in 1908 to a term of seven years in the state prison for arson, and It. E. Lasley, alias H. A. Pauser, who was sentenced at Racine on March 4, 1911, to a term of one year In the state prison for forgery. Grand Ropids. Mediral inrpoctlon of school children by city nuthority has been inaugurated here. The health officer i3 to have charge cf tite Inspection. Waupun. W. E. Pockfclll. Fiiper-intendent of the prison larm. has been given a thirty day lay eff for violation of prison rules As reported to the warden, he left convicts at work on the farm unguarded for two hours. Mr Rockhill asserts it was Jess than one hour The farm is at present under the tnam-gement of -the deputy, arm manager. Oliicer Carter Mr. -Ilockhill haa retained attorneys and viil fight the decision, which probably means hl3 permanent retireujent. Green Bay. Dan Martin, deputy clerk of the circuit court, was taken into custody by order or tile post pff.ee inspector. Uorge. Iteirienoach, In connection with the alleged then cf a small mail louch whicti ua.s lying on a truck at the .Nortlieienj station The i-out n wos ni-sed betoro 'tie trpin puilsd nut, and i'oiu-e )ii;cer Hnrt-e iprorird to tie SHira! -inspector fc.M r-e t-p.v ?Iruu wtth ine po'-iea it x.-.c i-c.t yrt been iet(.vci, i vt s.-p rod s ! i. : ;;- .-. iSt u iu u m- V )

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