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The Vilas County News
leeting of County People
Resulted in Coun
, Ticket Being Placed in
of "'I resentative par
,n Jernocrits, republicans,
ers vitally interested-was
\ the Fi l S 1 Nation al Ban k
;'f t irh‘iy aflernoon. Thepur
‘^i/meet mg, according to
'■the interested members of
meeting, w” s the placing in
.■j,l of men who would fur
,<ie interests of the county
’• ofi'ice, anti try and secure
,eiection this fall at the gen
first thought of nomin
, full democratic picket to
t he republican nominees at
primary, but a fus
n - the result in which men
t|| candidates should be
[rv certain their nomina
bd papers conform to the
..jbefore filing them. Oth
nfise it. may be there will
f other “mix-ups” as hap
fneil one time several years
~ when most of the candi
■tes' papers found their
lines could not appear on
[primary ballot.
As 1 am required to advise
p county clerk on this
alter I now call attention
it. A word to the wise
wild be sufficient.
Eagle River, Wis., < July
id, 1924.
District Attorney.
I parties vert* of the opinion
a strictly independent ticket
Id be. put before the voters,
iresult, of this Saturday meet
the following incomplete
t was budded, and the state
tis made that within a few
every office will have a ca.n
»except that of district at
ty ami surveyor. It follows:
mty Clerk R. R. Ewald.
Mirer Wm. Saltenberger.
frill Bernard J live.
lean County Government” is
to be the slogan the indepen
i'vill work under and it will
• campaign of education ac
t's? to several statements,
f l)y the public will be shown
the county machinery works
"'hat the taxpayers are pay
hwr money for.
Amises to be rather a lively
sign lielori' election, and un
®dly many figures as to coun-
Rpenditures will be shown
With two tickets in the
here will be a lively contest
hr prin. a:ies in September,
stated that there will be
made that will throw a
* ran s into the ranks of
!ln <lividuals.
ls is a strange bedfellow,
•wand try a id be its friend
1 "ill giw you the worst
hydrophobia; slam it in
"ith eolil figures and it
‘“'re. tuck its tail between
"nd fade into oblivion—
like that. Anyhow
rfoniiso has been made that
be some fun before the
I( 1 the public will watch
. county needs purging,
w "purged.”
Give Pow Wow.
and tomorrow many of
' ln - li people from the cities
Pending their vacations
lna y h ave the (>P
see real Indians in
r laint and regalia; also
‘. le tribal dances as they
out in years gone by
‘ ’ ,e war path and in coun
cil a lner ’ ca n Legion has
feand n ’ tlurin£r thc affer
ent- e ' enin 8‘ s to give enter
the lair grounds,
h r ’hay Results.
' Vas taken in last
!l!| ng the “Tag Day”
bi Vilas county who
1 attention. Every
b \ (,; "ne across” magifi-
enables many child
"Perations at no cost
'’■’’nts. The amount
i Cn ' ''' ll ' community has not
as yet for publica-
Tells Many Things About the
Governor’s Policies Which
Show Things in Different
A. R. Hirst, candidate for gov
ernor on the republican ticket who
is‘speaking at many places in the
north end of the state, is showing
the voters something about the
methods which Governor Blaine
has been using during his term of
office. Both Blaine and Hirst are
candidates and the fun is waxing
fast and furious between the men.
Seems as though there is bad
blood between them, and since
Hirst has resigned from the state
highway commission he is able to
tell many things concerning
Blaines attitude where highway
construction is concerned.
Just how Hirst is lambasting
the governor in his North Wiscon
sin speeches, is shown by the fol
lowing article written after he
had spoken at Tomahawk last
week. The Leadler of that city
“Claiming that Gov. J. J. Blaine,
was not a man of his word and
that his political promises of the
past two gubernatorial campaigns
were nothing more than idle talk
to be forgotten as soon as he was
elected, Arthur R. Hirst, candi
date for governor of the state of
Wisconsin at the September pri
maries on the Republican ticket
addressed a gathering of citizens
at the Mitchell hotel park on Sat
urday afternoon.
“It can be truthfully said: that
Mr. Hirst is not yet a politician.
He recently resigned from the of
fice as head of the Wisconsin
Highway Commission, after sever
al heated rows with our present
governor. Mr. Hirst is a business
man, pure and simple. In opening
his talk he took the credit for the
present system of state highways
and explained at length how they
had been paid for. He gave Gov.
Blaine plenty of criticism for fail
ing to relieve the road tax burden
on general property and real estate,
when he was given the chance to
do so. He severely criticised him
for his recent declaration, chang
ing over to the gas tax side which
he so recently fought, this change
coming after he found out that
four out of five people were in
favor of it.
“Mr Hirst enlarged on the state
ment that Wisconsin “was killing
the goose that laid the golden
egg” meaning that much legisla
tion was being- enacted in the
state of a revolutionary character
which was driving business from
the state, or in many instances
denying the state the payment of
income tax, which would be done
if equitable.
“In dosing Mr. Hirst stated that
he had no general panacea for our
state ills nor did he feel ab'e to
prescribe for all of them. He be
lieved in placing real qualified men
at the head of the various state
departments who had proven by
their successful work that they
were able to look after the state
business. He promises the state a
real administration, devoid as pos
sible from political entanglements,
and a general recession from our
present high state tax burden.”
Run for District Attorney.
Jonas Radcliffe, a well known
and esteemed resident of Eagle
River, is a candidate for district
attorney of Vilas county. We be
lieve the voters of that county will
make no mistake by supporting
him. He is a good clean citizen,
a brilliant lawyer and an ardent
progressive republican. He comes
from one of the oldest and most
respected families of upper Wis
consin. He worked his way
through college and is one of the
common people. His father, a for
mer sheriff of Vilas county, was
killed by an assassin while in the
faithful performance of his duty.
In every way Mr. Radcliffe is qual
ified for office of district attorney
and should be nominated and
elected.—Rhinelander New North.
Congregational Church.
Services will be held at the Con
gregational Church Sunday morn
ing at eleven o’clock. Rev. Edwin
A. Ralph of Columbus, Ohio, will
preach on “Earning a Living and
Living- a Life.” Mr. Ralph will al
so give a brief talk to the boys
and girls, his subject being “Mr.
Wait Awhile.” Special music.
The public is cordially invited.
Year 1816 Had No Summer
Brought Ice, Snow and Frost Every Month
Erratic w-eather conditions pre
vailing this season recall, in a mea
sure, thc historic year without a
summer. For more than a cen
tury the record of 1816 has been
From the pages of an okl diary
begun in 1810, and now the pro
perty of B. E. Walters of Reeds
burg, is taken the unbeatable
weather report. The record from
1810 to 1840, and so far as official
records go back its entries are cer
tified by those of the United
States weather bureau.
The month of January, 1816, was
so mild that throughout the nor
thern part of the United States
people allowed the fires to go out
and used fuel only for cooking.
There were but few cold days all
through this month, warm spring
like weather prevailing the great
er portion of the time. February
and March were also warm,
though the former was colder
than January. March came in
like the proverbial lion and made
its exit like a spring sheep. April
came in warm and balmy with a.
tinge of spring in the air, but as
the days grew longer the air be
came colder and by the first of
May the temperature was much
like that of winter. Snow and ice
prevailed throughout the latter
part of the month and buds were
frozen. Ice half an inch thick
coated ponds and streams, corn
was frozen in the ground and
fields were planted again and
again until farmers gave up be
cause of the lateness of the sea
By the end of May trees in this
latitude are usually in full leaf
and flowers and birds are plenti
ful. When the end of May came
in 1816 however, everything green
had been killed throughout the
northern portions of the United
June was the coldest month of
roses ever experienced in America.
Ice and frosts were as common as
buttercups in ordinary years. Snow
10 inches deep fell in Vermont, a
three inch fall occurred in New
York and a seven inch fall was re
ported in Maine. There were only
a few moderately warm days, and
everyone waited in vain for warm
Seven Business Blocks in Vil
lage to Have Permanent
Standards Placed for Dec
The placing of the metal sockets
for the new street decorations
which business men on seven
blocks have purchased, will be
placed at spaced distances in the
curbing by members of the Ameri
can Legion beginning this week.
This street decorative scheme
consists of a metal socket install
ed at spaced intervals along the
outer edge of the sidewalks flush
with the top. A screwed-in cap
protects the socket while not in
use. A flag standard twelve feet
high is fitted to the socket, and
carries a flag 4x6 feet, high
enough to clear passing cars and
The scheme of decoration is a
splendid one and is entirely uni
form in every block. Business
houses have purchased the outfit
entire and it will be used on oc
casions where decorations are
necessary as the occasion demands.
With the addition of a white way
and concrete pavements, Eagle
River will in time come into her
own as a progressive little city.
Robbery at Manitowish.
An attempt at wholesale robbery
in the village of Manitowish, Iron
county, just across the Vilas coun
ty line west of Eagle River was
frustrated when the robbers were
fired upon by some of the citizens
last Thursday night. The depot
and store was broken into as was
also the postoffice. Very little
money was secured, the burglars
being disturbed before they had
time to break into the safes.
Suffered a Stroke.
Mrs. A. J. Austin suffered a
stroke at the Austin home Mon
day, and her condition at this
time is critical.
weather to come. It was also very
dry with very little precipitation
for the entire summer.
All during June, July and Au
gust the wind blew from the
north in ice-laden blasts and moth
ers were kept busy knitting socks
and mittens of double thick
ness. On June 17th there was
a heavy fall of snow. A Vermont
farmer sent a flock of sheep to
pasture on that date. The next
morning- the thermometer register
ed below the freezing point. At
9 o’clock the owner of the sheep
started out to look for them, but
an hour after he left his home a
terrible snow storm came up, com
pletely obliterating his tracks and
all landmarks. He became hope
lessly lost in the blinding snow;
night came on and he had not
been heard from.
A searching party of neighbors
scoured the country for three days
before they found the helpless
man lying in a hollow, covered
with snow, both feet and hands
badly frozen. Nearly all the sheep
were lost in the storm.
A farmer near Tewsbury, Vt.,
owned a large field of corn. He
built fires around this to keep the
frosts away. Nearly every night
he and his men took turns tend
ing these and watching that the
corn did not freeze. He was re
warded for his tireless labor by
raising the only crop of corn in
that part of the country.
July came in with ice and snow
and on July 4 ice as thick as a
window pane formed on rivers and
lakes throughout the New Eng
land states.
To the surprise of everyone Au
gust proved the worst month of
all. Almost every green thing in
the city and country, not only in
(he United States but in Europe
as well, was blasted by frost.
Snow fell 30 miles from London
on August 30 and newspapers re
ceived from England stated that
1816 would go down in history as
the year without a summer. Very
little corn ripened in England.
There was great privation and
thousands of persons would have
perished had it not been for an
abundance of fish and game.—
Shawano Journal.
Histories of Vilas County are
Now Being Placed to Sub
scribers by a Minneapolis
Messrs Belden and Purves of the
H. C. Cooper Publishing Company
of Minneapolis have been in Eagle
River the past week distributing
and collecting from subscribers
for the histories of Vilas county.
A year ago these gentlemen secur
ed the historical data from this
section and after its compilation
it was gathered into a book of
nearly eight hundred pages.
The book is profusely illustrat
ed with many portraits of pioneers
and present day people, and con
tains besides many pages of early
history some nine hundred separ
ate biographies. It is a book that
will be kept in the homes of Vilas
county people for many years, and
is well worth price for its data
and historical value.
Autos Crash Together.
Saturday night around mid
night a Ford driven by a drunken
party from Mole lake south of
Crandon, ran into a Studebaker
near the Stone lake bridge east of
Three Lakes, injuring several of
the parties and smashing the cars.
One of the moonshine parties is
said to lx? in a critical condition.
The occupants of the Ford, w'hich
caused the accident, have been ar
rested and will be harshly dealt
Same Farm for 74 Years.
John Ellis of the town of East
man, Prairie du Chien, has lived
continuously on the same farm for
a period of 74 years. He was born
in Augusta, Me., and came to Wis
consin with his parents when a
babe, learning his first step while
on an Erie canal boat.
Vilas County News—s2.oo a year.
Eagle River Ball Team Has
Perfect Record So Far This
Season in Winning Games.
Winning Sunday’s game over
Montreal, gave Eagle River’s ball
boys a 100% record in games won
since the start of the season. This
shows what can be done by the
perfecting of young blood into a
team under proper conditions, and
there is no doubting but that next
year’s output of ball players will
be bully good.
Montreal’s team, coming down
from the upper peninsula of Michi
gan with the determination to
clean up on the Badger aggrega
tion, left late in the afternoon for
their home plate with Kelly’s pro
verbial lemon nicely tucked away
in their belts. Eagle River land
ed seven nice runs against two
unearned ones for the Montreal
boys and it was a good game at
that. Bowker held the Montreal
ers down to “no hits” for* eight
innings and did remarkable work
in the box.
The box score shows as follows:
Eagle River AB H R
Droske 2B 3 1 1
Cadreaw CF 4 10
Bowker P 4 2 2
Paul IB 4 2 2
Ewald C 2 0 1
Morgan 3B 3 0 1
Belon gy SS 2 1 0
BentßF 4 10
Rogers LF 3 0 0
Total 29 8 7
Montreal \ AB H R
Brack 3B 4 0 0
Doyle 2B 4 1 0
BertolineCF 4 0 0
BluntSS 4 0 0
Culver RF 3 0 0
De Petro LF 4 0 1
J. Torci IB 2 1 0
W. Torci C 3 0 1
CooleP 3 1 0
Total 31 3 2
Summary: Struck out by Bow
ker 6, by Coole 5. Hit by pitcher;
Ewald. Base on balls; off Bowker
2, off Coole 2. 2 base hit; Bent,
Coole. Umpire; Diehl.
Next Sunday Camp Winnepe
boys will play the home fellows
and there should be the making of
a snappy game on tap. Neither
team having lost a game this sea
son. The game will be on the
Winnepe diamond at 3 o’Jock
In One Place 73 Years.
For 73 years John E. Hauser,
85, has made his home on one
farm in the town of Campbell,
two miles from North La Crosse.
He is the oldest continuous resi
dent of the county and the oldest
among the pioneer farmers still
active in agriculture. He came
with his parents from Switzerland
in 1851, crossing the ocean on a
sailboat in 30 days. They came to
La Crosse, then a settlement of
two dozen houses and stores, in a
steamboat and homesteaded on the
farm which is still in possession
of the Hauser family. The Haus
er farm with a splendid orchard,
is one of the show places on a
branch of state trunk highway No.
29 which connects with highway
No. 11.
Never Enough of Nature.
Our village life would stagnate
if it were not for the unexplored
forests and meadows which sur
round it. We need the tonic of
wildness—to wade sometimes in
marshes where the bittern and the
meadow-hen lurk and hear the
booming of the snipe; to smell the
whispering sedge where only some
wilder and more solitary fowl
builds her nest and the mink
crawls with its belly close to the
ground. At the same time that
we are earnest to explore and
learn all things, we require that
all be mysterious and unexplorable;
that land and sea be infinitely
wild, unsurveyed, and unfathomed
by us because unfathomable. We
can never have enough of nature.
We must be refreshed by the sight
of inexhaustible vigor, vast and ti
tanic features, the sea coast with
its wrecks, the wilderness with its
living and its decaying trees, the
thunder cloud, and the rain which
lasts three weeks and produces
freshets. We need to witness our
own limits transgressed, and some
life pasturing freely where we
never wander.
Lakes and Rivers Used Long
Ago for Logging Purposes,
Rich in Unclaimed Timber.
In speaking of the golden har
vest to the man or men who will
delve into the mine of logs now
lying at the bottom of lakes and
streams innumerable in Northern
Wisconsin’s lake region, the Mil
waukee Journal strikes the key
note to a golden hoard which is to
be had for the labor of resurecting
countless millions of feet of pine
and hardwood which have sunk
during the period of transporta
tion by water from the woods to
the mills all over the northern sec
Take any lake or stream where
logs were dumped either to trans
port or as a retaining pond where
they were later loaded upon trains
for the mills down state, and you
will find thousands of logs in per
fect condition of storage. Upper
Wisconsin and Michigan certainly
has a store of richness, and the
following from the Journal writer
tells it tersely:
Gold litters the bottom of the
rivers of upper Wisconsin and
Michigan—gold that lies within
easy reach of the prospector but
cannot be grasped because of the
This fortune, the total of which
even the best versed men decline
to hazard a guess, is in tens of
millions of feet of valuable logs
lying in the mud and sand of the
river bottoms. For years they
have lain there—ever since the
days of the big drives when Michi
gan and Wisconsin were "of the
greatest of the lumber states —al-
ways within reach but never ob
tainable. Whether they ever will
be reclaimed lumbermen question.
The logs sank when they became
waterlogged. Every stream used
in the “early days” for drives is
littered with them. One logger
estimated that on the bottom of
the Menominee river alone there
are more than $100,000,000 feet of
lumber—timber worth about $25 a
thousand feet today.
This timber is the property of
scores of lumber companies, many
of which have been out of exis
tence for years. Each log bears
the stamp of the company which
cut it, however; and under the
law it remains that company’s pro
perty. To attempt to salvage the
logs would be in the eyes of the
law theft—unless the owners of
the timber banded together to re
claim it and each returned to the
rightful owner the logs recovered.
Because such an undertaking
would prove so costly a venture
as to probably result in a financial
loss, no attempts ever has been
made to reclaim, lumbermen say.
Timber which has been reclaim
ed from the river bottom is virtu
ally as good lumber as the day it
was cut, ’umbermen say. The wa
ter causes it to become slightly
brittle, but its lumber value is re
duced only slightly if at all. It is
in greater part pine, hemlock,
and basswood. Very little, if any
hardwood was floated down to the
mills, being transported by rail.
Asked to Meet Board.
Business men and property own
ers abutting those streets where
paving is to be done, are asked by
the village board to meet at the
town hall this evening at 7:30 for
the purpose of hearing a report.
According to President Hall, the
paving proposition will be tied up
unless the property owner can as
sist the county in the furnishing
of funds for its share of the pav
At a meeting of the village
board last evening, a contract was
entered into with Chas. Hanke for
the sprinkling of the streets dur
ing the summer months.
Is Growing Lemons.
Northern Wisconsin is a produc
er of most anything under the
sun, the latest addition to the
fruit line being that of lemons. A
three year old lemon tree at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Deck
ert ih the village is bearing fruit
this year that surpasses the regu
larly grown in climates adapted
to their culture. One lemon now
getting ripe is quite a bit larger
than the ordinary fruit and has
every indication of being just as
good as that purchased from the

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