The La Crosse Tribune from La Crosse, Wisconsin on January 2, 1908 · 8
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The La Crosse Tribune from La Crosse, Wisconsin · 8

La Crosse, Wisconsin
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Thursday, January 2, 1908
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, THE LA CROSSE- TRIBUNE SMALL BOY IS SHOT HUNTING SPARROWS FH1SICIANS SAY YOUNGSTER WILL DIE BULLET LODGES IN BRAIN Piece is Discharged During Handling - Sheriff of Milwaukee Starts An Investigation MILWAUKEE, Jan. 2. Raymond Pearce, aged 14 years, son of Henry C. Pearce, was accidentally shot in the base of the skull while hunting sparrows with boy companions yesterday. He lies in St. Joseph's hospital. The bullet is embedded in the brain. Physicians say that the boy cannot recover. . The accident took place near the Iliehard street ' crossing of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul road, near the home of the Pearce boy. Young Pearce, Otto Oesterich, August Algrim, Chris Strange and a boy named Guenther, all under 14 years of age, were shooting sparrows during the afternoon. The rifle which they were using va 22-caliber) was discharged while Pearce was handing it to Oesterich. The injured boy was taken to the office of Dr. Henry Blank where he was attended by Dr. Blank, and later removed to St. Joseph's hospital. Physicians there probed for the bullet, but were unable to find it. The boy has been unconscious since the shooting. Sheriff William R. Knell investigated the accident at the request of the parents. Deputy Sheriff Fred Schmidt went to the home of the Oesterich boy, and returned with him to the county jail. The boy described the accident to the sheriff. "We were hunting sparrows," he said, "and Raymond "had the gun. We had a 22-caliber rifle, shooting short cartridges. A sparrow flew into a tree and I asked to be allowed to shoot at it. Raymond handed me the gun, and as J was reaching for it it went off." Sheriff Knell allowed the boy to return to his home last night. Further investigation proved that the shooting was clearly accidental. TOTS EAT POISON; DEATH CALLS ONE SAI ' TRAGEDY MARKS CLOSE OF OLD YEAR.. TOOK "ROUGH ON RATS' Mother Finds Children Writhing in Agony on Returning, Home One May Recover. Hoax "Why did Mohammed go to the mountain?" Joax "I sup pose the .seashore didn't agree with him." ' MILWAUKEE, Wis., Jan. 2. A sad tragedy on the last day of the old year darkened the home ot Stanislaus Wesalowski. . His oldest child Bolislawa, a girl of 5 "years, h dead from the effects of strychnine poisoning and her little sister, Stanis-lawa, aged 2 years, is seriously ill. It was only the timely arrival of Dr. Hugo F. Mehl that saved the iife of, the little girl.. He reached the house two hours after the accident and worked for three hours over the bodies of the unconscious ; children, at length bringing StanisUiwa. , back to consciousness.- Her sister. died despite the efforts of the doctor. The poison was contained in a bcx of "rough on rats" which had been hid in the pantry away from the children. It was while their mother was absent that they found the box and ate the contents. Finds Children in Convulsion, Tuesday morning, about 9 o'clock, Mrs. Wesalowski went to the butciier shop nearby, leaving the door of the pantry open, it is believed. When she returned, about half an hour later, she found her two little ones lying on the floor unconscious, their bodies contorted with the convulsions which attend poisoning with strychnine. When she found that her efforts to help her children were fruitless, she summoned Dr. Mehl. He answered it Immediately but it was 11 o'clock before he reached the house. Ignorant of the cause of her children's illness,, the mother had negiect-ed to secure medical aid before it was almost impossible to help the children. For three hours he worked over them. Their little limbs were rigid from the effects of the poison and it was not until all efforts seemed unavailing that Dr. Mehl was able to bring little Stanislawa about. Her sister never revived. Soon after the death of her child, Mrs. Wesalowski found the box which had contained "rough-ou-rats." The contents had entirely disappeared. . It is believed that while their mother was away, the children in their rambles over the house came upon this box of posion in the pantry. Imagining it to be some candy, they ate of it. The poison did not take immediate effect and they continued to eat until the box was empty. PHOTOGRAPHER OF BADGER DELLS DIES KILBOLRNE, Wis., Jan. 2. Henry H. Bennett, noted as a photographer of the Wisconsin river dells, died yesterday of Bright's disease, aged 64 years. He was known to thousands of people who met him at the dells. - As early as 1868 Mr. Bennett began making pictures of the dells, long before even people in Kilbourn knew the wonders of the now famous, region. Copies of his photographs have been printed in periodicals in nearly all civilized lands and even in text books of public schools. Mr. Bennett was credited with, being one of the best outdoor photographers in the west and had been engaged in making views for the principal railroads and large cities in the western states. His art gallery in Kilbourn was known to people from every state in the union. f Mr. Bennett served in company E of the famous old Twelfth Wisconsin regiment in the civil war. tions of wild cats in Douglas county are increasing in size and ferocity. Mrs. Thomas Green of Solon Springs has brought a pelt of unusual size to the county clerk to collect the bounty, and M. Boudrie of Solon Springs followed with another skin even larger. Mrs. vrreen gavs a graphic description of the capture, saying that her life was in great danger while the big animal fought for freedom. . ) "TOTRST5AY, J.W: 2, 1007. WALKERS LOSE BETS RACINE, Wis., Jan. -Kenosha eral manager of the " Bradley " c om-pany's interests in . Tomahawk and surrounding country, has retui ned after an absence of seven ..eeks. During his absence Mr. Tweedy uimer-went an operation at Milwaukee! for appendicitis, which was successful. WAUSAU Roderick McDonald. 11 years old, saved the life of a companion Monday afternoon. During the afternoon he and Grace Turner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs C. E. Turner, were coasting on the bank of the slough, and haa made many triDS down the steep incline unon the ice. During these trips the ice appeared '.to ha in a narfontlv onfn .nutAH business men appear to be afflicted j hnt on th; ZirZZ ZlZ with the Weston walking bug. Wil Ham Miller of the undertaking firm of Miller & Cosgrove, and Fred Irwin wagered that they could walk from the Eicbelmen hotel, Kenosha, to tne Hotel Kacine, this city, a dis ther out than on the previous ones, and when they started to return the ice gave way. The water was about' " BEFORE AND AFTER Tv. : - ; , - . .J 1. lucicvia a. qmcK cnange in ta iccuusa ui a uerson wno nas nam suffering the tortures of toothacf and has come to us for relief. are experts in every branch of derf istry, filling teeth and per for mi careful Crown and Bridge work. Si gle or full sets of teeth supplied. DR. WATTE R SOlt: THE PAINLESS DENTIST. 115 S. Fourth St.. La Crosse. Wis. confident that the road will be in three feet deep and the children were boVean bv June 1 1908 submenu trt fhi- cku. wi . DOgan Dy june i, isu. .? ouuumwaKucu -rv t-vtt t a m tance of eleven miles, in less than I fi0?ericK saw the danger they were ; j .intistn i 1 A. m. t 1 t i ' two nours and thirty minutes, but they lost the wager of $100, arriving here four minutes late.-: The walkers and those who accompanied them in automobiles were the guests "at the Elks' club rooms. Racine Elks ' offered . to wager any amount that they could beat the record of Miller, and Irwine. Racino men, three or four in number pro and Mrs in he set to work to resfno hia mtip' Darius Mihills celebrated their gold- companion, and with considerable :en wedding anniversary on Friday, difficulty he succeeded. Ir- Minills an Miss Louisa Prentice wa'ttqatt t a t"" i were married in Medina county, O., SAVAGE CAT TRIES TO KILL JANITOR tor and publisher of the L.dgar Press at Edgar, during the last three years, has entered into partnership with D. F. -Burnliam and purchased the Waupaca Republican, a paper established by C. E. Redfielr fifty-three bably will walk to Kenosha Pithprivo0 .i.. . c . . , , j v.ti o a&u, auu ni wtfupy cue Luai- ., . . lion or manae'ine- firtirnr nr thA nanpp STATE NEWS IN BRIEF NEW LONDON, Wis., Jan. 2. Fritz Weiner, a well known local character, whose chief employment is as early hour janitor at a couple of New London saloons, had an experience last week- that makes him a firm believer in the old saying that a cat has nine lives. He caught one of the feline fami ly making a hold raid on the con-! tents of a chicken coop, and stepped' inside to administer prompt punish-! ment to this criminal disturber of the peace. The cat flew at him savagely, and badly bit his thumb before he could render her hors de combat. Fritz retreated and returned to the scene of the conflict armed with a pitchfork, and bent on wrecking the nthpr pisrht lives nf the pnpmv. hnr the cat had revived and made her ! escape. Poison has developed from the injury to his thumb, ard Frjtz i? nurs- ina: this injury and nlso a feelinsr of. resentment toward cats that would be a credit to a Sorsican. MARINETTE Suffering with , a serious attack of small pox which he contractei while at work In the lumber woods, Peter Peterson r is confined to his home on the east side in Pestigo, with a quarantine guard appointed by the city officials keeping guard over the house. PORTAGE The opening of the Portage and Lodi tobacco warehouses Mr. Burnhaj up to 1904 was superintendent of schools of Waupaca county for eight years. WAUSAU Fire destroyed - the boiler house of the Marathon Granite company's Parcher quarry in the town c Stettin, causing a loss ot about $500. APPLETON A real live Teddy bear slapped two local dogs with his paw, sending them sprawling into the road, and causing the other dogs who were following his bearship with evil intent to scatter to the four The bear is a cub, black in HARTFORD James Shinners of Fond du Lac, son of Mrs. P. Shinners of Hartford, has leased a hotel at Campbellsport, and moved witi his family to that place. Mr. Shinners has been' located at Fond du Lac the last four years. LADYSMITH W. I. Keegan is feeling pretty good over the discovery of iron ore on his farm on the Thornapple river in the town Flambeau. He has known for a long time that the soil through that part of the town contained ore, but it was not until a few days, ago that he had tests made, which, he says, Phpw th9 ; existence of iron ore in an almost unmixed state. DISTURBED THE CONGREGATION The person who disturbed the congregation last Sunday by continually., coughing is requested to buy a bottle of Foley's Honey and Tar. O. T. Erhart. v of the United Cigar Manufacturers' concern may be delayed this year con-1 winds, siderably by reason of the growers color and belonging to the Stanis not disposing of their crops. The!laus county, Cal., exhibit car which j tobacco growers of the state have ,s now stationed at the Northwestern formed, a branch of the American So- i depot. The bear was taken down-ciety of Equity, with H. E. Holmes ; town for exercise. He attracted much of Milton as president, and have attention among children. On Ap- thereby egun war on the "tobaco : pleton street several dogs ran after trust" for higher prices. Meetings are bruin, who slapped one of the cani-j being held in the tobacco growing ' nes with Is powerful front paw, and counties of the state, and some farm-' sent the animal into the street.- A ers have pledged that all tobacco not j little later another dog got too near i disposed of by Jan. 15 will be sized, to the bear, and was dealt with in cased and nlaced in a "doo!" for the the same way. Then the other" dogs price established at the state convention. SHEBOYGAN A team belonging took the hint and ran home. APPLETON Beginning on Jan. 10, but cne car will be run on thej to Ernst Hoermann, the iceman broke Oshkosh-Neenah interurban line, j WILD CATS INCREASE. t 1 SUPERIOR, Wis.. Jan. 2. (Special.) It appears that the propor- turough the ice on the river while scraping the snow off. The horses went into the water over thei"- backs and had to be drawn out with ropes. While trying to unhitch the horses Herman ; also fell into the river, and would have drowned had I thus cutting the schedule from every; hour to every two hours. It is alsj reported that in the near future similar action wil be taken by the Fond du Lac and Green Bay interurban lines. . 1 FON DU LAC Preparations have it not been for the immediate work been made for immediate resumption of rescue which was accomplished . of the work on the Sheboygan ex- under great difficulties by the men. TOMAHAWK R. B. Tweedy, gen- tension of the Milwaukee and Northern electric road. The officials are PICTURE SHOWING TOE RESULTS OF X'RAY- PHOTOGRAPHS AS USED IN LOCATING SMUGGLED ARTICLES. 7 PEG ANNOUNC EMENT TTHE EDITOR OF THE TRIBUTE takes pleasure in announcing that he has secured the FIRST rights for Serial Publication of the. next new novels by a number of famous writers, to be published in THE TRIBUNE prior to book publication commencing Saturday, January 4th. MYSTERY, ACTION AND ROMANCE ; will be the keynotes of this great series of international novels Every author know 5 that their wrk will b 2 ped under the critical glare of the limelight of publicity, and on a scale never before contemplated These famoas authors are all the-.foremos exponents of th fiction of action and romance and those who make their characters vibrant with life and action. Tn ;re w.ll b enuh srardinj ml orij.nal id3is in eich to stock a dozen of the average novels. Every scene is vivid and to the point. , - ." - fT' . I 111 I I ! mmr "" 1 1 " 1 1 X "y pS O1 are the authors of the forthcoming series of great novels. Each story will be completed by daily installments in THE TRIOUT4E before book publication. Announcements will be made of each new novel as it is ready. The first one of the series is by Max Pembehon and is entitled ALADDIN OF LONDON The Story is strong, extraordinary, full of mystery and sensation. Do not miss the first chapters which bein on January 4th ORDER THE TRIBUNE DELIVERED REGULARLY FROM THIS OFFICE X V 'KL'tk-'- mil r 2 M t .1 I I X II II J I te I

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