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ESTABLISHED MAY 26, 1884
"loom /OR MROEOEFt ’ of non offo f - Laws Are Openly Violated at Our Very Doors. SSO FOR EACH CONVICTION Citizen Comes Forward With Emphasis to Pro tect Timid Animals. To the Editor: The item in a recent issue of your paper mentioning the finding of the carcass of a deer on the Devils Lake bluffs calls for more than passing notice. I was disappointed that you should have made no com nent deploring the shooting of deer, not only in violation of the law bat almost at our very doors. When one considers the significance of finding a second deer th.s season, both of them probably shot, it is in deed deplorable. Since two deer have actually been found dead it means that there has been much shooting—it is not reasonable to suppose otherwise It means also that in all probability more have been killed. It is not in any way presumable that these two have been the only ones shot at or the only ones killed. It is also probable that others have been wounded. Every hunter knows that during the open season when deer hunting is allowed (as it never is in Sauk coun ty) that there are hundreds of shois fired to one deer killed id that prol - ab ! y of all the deer shot had at leas-t get away and of these a large number do net survive their wounds. A number of years ago the legisl 1- lature made the closed season perpetu al in Sauk county. At that time the deer were rapidly disappearing. Since then they have begun to increase, not very rapidly, and there are not very many on our bluffs now, not so many as there may appear to some. The reason why it appears to some that they are now so plentiful is because they are becoming tame. The deer are beginning to have faith that they are not going to be shot. The % v are seen in the oj>en more often. Man L beaming less of a dread enemy and more as a friend. To shoot one now 7 here in Sauk coun and either on or close to the state park lands is far more than a legal of fense. It is a wanton, cowardly crime, deserving the severest punish ment. The state through its gam 3 wardens should prevent the molesting or shoot ing of deer, but it can not do so with out the backing of public sentiment. Any law is a dead letter if not backed up by the people. It is everyone's duty who has a care for the protection of these deer right here within a few miles f us, a little surviving band, isolated in one wild spot, surrounded and cut off from es caj eby towns and cities and culti vated lands, the furthest from the great north woods and the closest to the great cities of any deer in this state —it is everyone’s duty to raise his voice for their protection. To that end I will offer a reward of §SO for information leading to the ar rest and conviction of the person or persons who shot or shoot at these deer. I will make the same offer cf reward for past or future violations of the deer laws for Sauk county. I plead with all interested in the protection of these deer to aid in their protection. The reward which I offer is not large enough and I ask that others join with me and make it larger. Sincerely Yours, W. H. McFETREDGE. Undergoes an Operation. Mrs. Mabel Dutcher and others in Baraboo have received letters from Mrs. Guy Dutcher of Oshkosh stating that her mother, Mrs. J. N. Vander veer, has undergone an operation of a serious nature. The patient is at St. Mary’s hospital. Mrs. Vanderveer is one of the estee med residents of Bara boo who, with her husband, is spend ing the winter In Oshkosh. The Baraboo News HONORS FORMRS. LEWIS F'* x S° Resident -veceives National Dis tinction In W. R. C.' Mrs. Hettie M. Lewis, formerly a resident of Baraboo but now at San Jose, California, lias received national honors according to the Mercury pub lished in that city. The paper in recent i-sue says: “For the thir 1 lime National honors have been bestowed unsolicited upon Mrs. Hettie M. Lewis b / the National President of ihe Woman’s Relief Corps. Mrs. Cora M. Davis, National President, has appointed her National Special Aide of the W. R. C. Mrs. Lewis is a descendant of a Norman soldier who was knighted by the King for bravery on the fidd of battle dur ing the Crusades. Both her great grandfathers were office's in the Revolutionary wor and two brothers gave active service in the late Civil war. It is not straige that her zeal has been thus rewarded after many years’ service in the auxiliaries of the various Gr nd Army organizations.” Has Big Task Before Her. Mrs Lewis is a .sisier of Mrs. W. H. Newell, East sLreet, Baraboo, and is a ■ : :yv : I|M MRS. HETTIE M. LEWIS. Recently rppointrd Specil Aide by h Prrsif’er t of the Woman’s Relief Corps. nativ. or Haiabio, Up' old borne being in ne iw;i . f K i fit 1 . S>e was a scbooim lie in th j Bn moo b gh school of Mrs Beiie (’a-* 1 Li H'oJle l<~, and of cours *is e <iriuM t >v r S -na or La b'olletle i* r pres and ot. ill- women in California vote now nd are taking a great ii W s in polities Mrs. Lewis writes ibar ->ne h •" a *re tt t,a>k on her hands in converting the editor of the Mercury to tne L Follelie c tuse. The e iilor, Mr. Hayes, is the congressman from S ii .lo e an i was an old school male of the senator Will Teach Again. Mrs. Lewis taught school and music at Mount Horeb in Dine county and was married in Barab . Her husband and two children are buried at Mount Horeb. She is active in ihe Eastern Star and W. C. T. U. besides the W. R. C. Two of her daughters have graduated from the state normal in California ad the mother, who is now taking the regular teacher’s course, will resume the profession of teaching after graduating. Her eldest daughter passed aw 7 ay four years ago, the normal faculty attending the funeral in a body and when Madam Lillian Nordics heard of the young lady’s death she sent a letter of the deepest sympathy. The great singer had pronounced the \oung lady’s voice a remarkab’e one for grand opera. DEVILS LAKE ROCK DEADLY Several Workmen Have Died at the Crushing Factory, Is Report. According to a message from the Yards News Bureau, dust from Devils Lake rock is declared to be more deadly than that from rock from other places owing to its containing 97 per cent of silicon. This has been found by the the American Refractories company, Rockdale, 111., where sev eral workmen have died from dust, necessitating costly improvements re commended by a state official. BARABOO, WIS., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1911. They Had Stomachs In Those Early Days It Would Kill Us to Eat Such Dinners as We Ate in Our Childnood. By Peter Richards , Lodi t Wis. I was greatly pleased in reading Mrs. B. H. Strong’s article descriptive of the old fashioned Vermont kitchen in a late .issue of The Baraboo News. It was so nearly like the one I was accustomed to see every day until I became a boy of sixteen years, that it carried me back to the days of my childhood and revived old memories of our home away back in the forties. Besides my brothers and sisters, the three Avery boys, Horatio M., Frank and Allen A.,—the last late of Bara boo —were in the company. The big fireplace had its crane and pot hooks, also iron kettles used for baking beans, johnny cake, and what ever mother thought best to cook in that way. Then there was the old tin Dutch oven, in which turkeys and pigs and spare ribs were roasted before the kitchen fire, impaled on a spit by means of which either side could be held to the blaze, as was necessary to uniformity in cooking; added to theie was the old tin refiec or for the baking of bread, three or more big loaves at once, standing close to the andirons before a good hot fire; while over the blaze, hanging from the stout crane, were a variety of pots and kettles con taining vegetables of various, I might say all kinds, of which the family was to partake at the noon meal, then uni formly known as dinner, though sometime* called a “boilei dinner.” These vegetables were, in company with salt pork and corned beef, all boiled in one large iron pot. That salt pork and that corned beef were cured by my bouored father, who grew the pork in his own frrn-yard, the beef coming from some country debtor in payment of a doctor’s bill. Then there was the large brick ov<n in the chimney b side the fireplace. What a joy it was to see thfj bread, cakes and pies prepared for that and then when the oven was hot, to see them taken on a long handled iron shovel and carefully placed as far back as possible so there would be plenty of room for all; albeit I myself had to split the ‘*oven wood” which was al Recalls Baraboo Fire of Forty Years Ago The Old Courthouse Pump Did Good Service When Prop erly Agitated. By Mrs. John Luce , Baraboo. In a recent issue of The News is an interesting article on the fire in Bara boo in 1871 by Peter Richards. I was in town at church on that - October Sunday. Our Sunday school at the Congregational church was in session when Mr. Prouty came rushing in, saying, “The drug store of Lang & Camp is on fire.” Of course a stam pede followed. No more Sunday school that day. Mr. Richards says be thinks there was no fire apparatus in town at that time but in this he was mistaken. There are many people who will re member Joe and Dan Mansfield, the “pump men,” as everybody called them. In front of the courthouse in the park was a pump, and soon after theory of fire the Mansfields were there, one at the handle, which he wielded vigorously, while the other, taking the filled pail from the spout RETURNS FROM NASHVILLE, TENN. W. A. Powers of Prairie du Sac was in Baraboo on Wednesday on his way home from Nashville, Tenn., to which city he was called on account of the serious injury to his son, P. L. Powers. “Major” as he is known in Sauk county, was employed in a saw mill in Alabama. He remembers be ing near the boiler and the next thing that he can recall was being hurried to his home in Nashville. He was seriously injured about the head ways demanded for the heating of the oven. But if it was a joy to see all of this in preparation for the baking, what was it to stand by and see all those good things removed after they had passed through the fiery ordeal! I can smell those mince, pumpkin and apple pies as I write these lines though sixty or more years have passed since the sight was witnessed. And the saintly mother, who presided over it all and directed all the prepar ation, has been for all that time “rest ing from her labors,” while her own boy—the last of the family—and her grandson for a shorter term, have been wandering over the face of the earth. They were never hungry, to be sure, but they have never witnessed such preparations for the homecomings at Thanksgiving and Christmas, nor looked forward to the joyous reunions fiorn widely separated homes, in which the venerable father and physician of many years in the town, wields the carving knife; the mother, God bless her, presides at the coffee pot, some one might say urn, in these days. But I am not writing of these days but cf the times long past when coffeepot was accepted and good enough name for that useful and indispensable article. But now ail are gone but “Pete,” and how long he may 1 ist no one can say. In those days we had “stomachs for our meat as well as meat for our siomacns” and they were expansive, too, while now-a-days “condensed” anu “contracted” .are the adjectives most applicable for them. ’Twould kill us now to eat such dinners as we ate iu our ebildhooJ, and we are glad we don’t have *o. We like to choose . ” . A .' r i and and we will eat, but the quantity is less important. We got our growth long years ago and now we would simply conserve our strength. That is what one in advanced years most needs. PETER RICHARDS. Loii, December 18, 1911. and replacing it wRh a i empty one, passed it to the next man and so on down the line to the fire. There was a row of men from the pump to the burning building. This was the fire apparatus of 40 years ago and proved to be sufficient, as the fire was soon subdued and the bank was safe. Speaking of “Shanghai” Chandler recalls a little incident which occurred just before his death. Someone ssid, “His feet are cold and that is a sure symptom that one is dying.” Hear ing the remark he said, “How about John Rodgers?” [Editor’s Note —John Rodgers de nounced popery in England when Queen Mary came to the throne in 1558. He was tried before the bishop of Winchester and condemned to be burned at Smithfield, February 4, 1555. ] and is still in the hospital. Whije in Dixie Mr. Powers attended a farmers’ convention. He brought with him a sample of the corn growD in Tennessee and they are some ears. The grains are large and the big grains make big ears. The grass is still green and the stock is flourishing in the pasture fields. They plant potatoes in February and again in July. Two crops a year for them. Land some distance from the cities is worth from §ls to §25 an acre. There are fine springs of water and the chesnut trees sprinkle tine nuts along the roadside. HOG AS RIG AS A HIPPO Forker Taken to St. Louis That Got Its Picture in the Papers. Accounts have appeared in this paper of big pigs being grown in this region and the St. Louis papers are now giving accounts of a porker that was taken to that city and the speci men was so large that it was like Ringlings’ hippopotamus The account says: The heaviest hog ever received at the National Stock Yards in East St. Louis was slaughtered last week. It was a white porker, weighed 806 pounds after being dressed, and was shipped by Capt. S. Haines from Fulton Coun ty, 111. Extra heavy shackles were required to hold the hog, and although the killing was not attempted until alter the regular day’s work w 7 as con cluded many spectators were present to witness it. The hog reached the market Tuesday and caused a ser sation. It was as big as a polar bear and caused a shudder of fear when at tendants started to drive it on the re ceiving platform. When stretched full length the hog measured 10 feet from lip to tip. It dressed 87 per cent of the gross weight and furnished 20 pounds cf leaf lard. The age and history of the big hog were not learned at the stock yards, as it came in a car load ship ment withont previous notice and caused a sensation when discovered among a lot of porkers one-third its size. The big hog was bought by Swift & Cos. at $5.50 a hundred. By a coincidence the big hog was received on the day when all records at the East Side yards for a year’s receipts were broken, THE NEWELL REUNION Family Gathering in Honor of One Long Ab sent. From Thurscwy’s Dally A half-dozen or more families have been reunited in Baraboo this year after being separated foria quarter of a century or more. The last reunion is that of Ernest Newell, Asotion, Wash ington, Addison and Llewellyn New ell, Baraboo; Mrs. Joshua Crosby, Menomonie, Wisconsin; and their mother, Mrs. Homer Newell, also a resident at Menomonie. When Mr. Newell came from Washington he stopped at Menomonie and his sister accompanied him to Baraboo. It has been twenty-eight years since he crossed the Rockies ana located in the land which not only promised much but which has provided homes for many. The visitor will remain until after the New Year comes in that he may have ample time to visit all of his former friends it; Fairfield. His wife and five children are at home. The parents of the three brothers and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Homer New ell were early residents of Fair field. The father was taken to his re ward years ago but the mother still enjoys good health and will return with her son when he makes his homeward journey. There will be family gatherings galore during his stay in Wisconsin. Friday’s ’Daily On December 20th the home of Addi son Newell was the scene of quite a large gathering. Thirty-three Newel Is met to renew old acquaintances. The party was in honor of Ernie Newell of Asotin, Wash., who had not been here boy hod, twenty-eight years ago and his sister, Mrs. Crosby, of Menom inee, Wis. A bountiful dinner of oys ters, turkey and every other good thing was served to an appreciative company. Everyone reported a fine time and determined it should not be the last of its nature. Those present from abroad were: Ernie Newell, Asotin, Washington; Mrs. Crosby, Menominee,. Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Frank O. Newell, Del ton; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Shultz, Dellona; Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Chamberlain, Reedsburg; Mr. and Mrs. Addison New r ell and family, Mr. and Mrs. Llewellyn Newell and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Newell and family, READ BY EVERYBODY WISCONSIN NOTES OF IIERESI Janesville Boy Falls From Bridge and Drowns In Rock River. LANDLORD DROPS DEAD ‘iiKD Madison Man The First to Wear a La Follette Button. At Janesville falling from the top of the unfinished structure of the Llacine street bridge while playing tag, Ed ward Swanson, 12 years old, drowned in Rock river late Thursday afternoon before aid could reach him. The water is exceptionally high. Drops Dead Going to Depot. Gilbert Johnson, manager of the Huggins house at Mazomanie, three miles west of Nero, fell dead as he was about to start for the depot to meet a passenger train Wednesday evening Heart trouble was the cause. La Follette Button Out. Sol Levitan, retired merchant of Madison, claims to wear the first La Follette 1912 button. It i just out of a Baltimore factory, shows a virile look ing, up-to-date picture of the Wiscon sin senator and b?ars this legend, “La Follette to Win—l9l2 ” Will Relicense Cattle Testers. The state live stock sanitary board at Madison is relicensing the present testers of cattle, of whom there are over 500. The board at a recent meet ing decided to relicense them on the basis of their previous examinations. Mother Gives Up. At Kenosha, after a disappearance of twenty-four hours, during which time she asserted she had been follow ing clews in that city and vicinity which might lead to a solution of mystery of the disappearance of her 15 year old foster daughter, Violet, Mrs. Anna Buehler returnei to her home on Thursday heartbroken at her failure to find any definite news. DIES IN MADISON Frank Marquardt Passes Away In Hospital After Undergoing Operation. Frank Marquardt passed away yes terday at the hospital in Madison after an illness of a month or more with an abscess on the brain. He has been at the hospital the past month and un derwent an operation a couple of weeks ago and was thought to be improving. It was necessary for him to undergo another operation recently. He was 23 years old and a son of Mr. and Mrs. William Marquardt near Baraboo. He was born at Sumpter w here he lived nearly all his life. Be sides his parents he leaves four sisters, Nellie, Eau Claire; Linda, Elsie and Mable at home. WILL BE SOME APRON Big Improvement Being Made on Kil bourn Dam. Work has begun on the extention of the apron to the dam at Kilbourn. While the dam stood the unpreceden t ed strain of the big flood without a quiver, it is thought best to extend the apion, orcrio work below* the dam. An additional row of crips b e placed below the present work, filled with concrete, and the whole work covered with concrete. It will take about three months to complete the job and will employ 25 or 30 men. The work is in charge of R. S. Lander, a civil engineer in the employ of the Southern Wisconsin Power Cos. Ernie Newell and family, Hite Porter and family, Miss Emma Newell, Miss Cenia Newell, Winfield Newell, Mr. and Mrs. John Davenport, all of Baraboo and vicinity.