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ESTABLISHED MAY 26, 1884
The Goldr*.:. ol Mr. and Mrs. Joel Hackett Friends Gather to Spend the Day with Honored Sauk County Couple—Early s i Residents Here. JOEL HACKETT MRS. JOEL HACKETT The little bit of sunshine is Olive Cole, of Baraboo, the only grand child. Thursday 58 guests were entertained by Mr. and Mrs. Joel Hackett, assist ed by their daughters, Mrs. Wilkin son and Mrs. Co’e, at the home of the latter, 211 Seventh avenue, the occa sion being the 50th anniversary of their wedding day. Avery sumptu ous dinner was served at 12 o’clock and the guests left many reminders of the golden weeding day in the shape of live and two and one half dollar gold pieces and silver amounting to $lO3, of which SSO was given by their son, Robert L. Hackett, of Macleod, Canada. Several pieces of jewelry and oeautiful were among the many prese deceived. Music and speeches part ol the after noon’s entertainment. A song render ed by Mrs. Walter Gemmili of Reeds burg, “Golden Isle of Life,” was so appropriate to llie occasion. The lines are by J. M. Barringer, and run as follows: Just fifty years ago, dear wife, We started down the stream of life. Just fifty years were swept along Through much of sunshine, shade and song; Today we rest upon this isle Till loved ones greet ui with their smile; Then part we till our boat shall glide Far out upon the heav’nly tide. Chorus We look back through the years today And think of joys long passed away But on a bright and fairer shore We know 7 are joys forevermore. Far back among the fallen years I see the house, w here you, with tears And loving voice and fairest face, Didst vow to love till death’s em brace. How true you’ve been when skies were clear, Or gloom or shadow hover’d near; This weary heart knows surely best For in that love it e’er was blest. The springtime cannot always last The summer comes and soon is past; The autumn then with richest leaf And ripe and gathered golden sheaf. The wheat may bloom but sun and rain Shall make it bear the golden grain; So lives must have love’s warmth and A HAPPY RECEPTION Friends Gather to Con gratulate Mr. and Mrs. John Vanderveer. At the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. £. Von Wald, 525 Second street, a recep tion was tendered Mr. and Mrs. John L. Vanderveer, who were married a few days ago to the surprise of their friends. The guests were received by Mr. and Mrs. Vanderveer, Mr. and Mrs. J. £. Von Wald, Mrs. T. Van derveer, Mrs. Marie B. Wells, Mrs. L. Von Wald and Mr. and Mrs. H. L. BARABOO WEEKLY NEWS. A 4 dew To make them bear rich harvests too. Family History. Mr. G. A. Cole gave a little of the family history which in brief is as follows: Joel Hackett is a member of the widely known Hackett family of Sauk county and is one of a family of fifteenth children of Samuel and Dency Hackett. He was born in Canada, Au gust 27, 1835, and four yens later mi grated with his parents to Bo n.ieoan ty, Illinois. From there the fami'y came to Sauk county in 1848 and lo cated at North Freedom. He recalls that land in Wisconsin at that time was nearly all government land and that his fa’her selected a firm upon which there was a cranberry marsh ana a good hard maple bush which went far towards providing the large family with appetizing viands. Mr. Hackett tra v led extensively during the early years o' his lif j visit ing among other places the states of Minnesota, Illinois and Colorado. He recalls that during his sojourn in Colo rado he cut hay on his claim on Cherry Creek, hauled it one hundred miles over the mountains to central city and sold it for SIOO per ton. Returning to Wisconsin in the fall of 1861 he was united in marriage on Dec. 28th of that year with Miss Emily of North Freedom. The wedding occurred in the Ebene zer valley church, the ceremony being pronounced by Father Teal. There are many Jiving today who attended the wedaing and some recall ti it the weather was quite mild for December. In fact a coat was not required when out ol doors. For 15 years this couple resided in Minnesota and in 1877 came again to Wisconsin and resided at North Free dom and vicinity until the present. Emily Cass was born in Indiana, August, 1839. She, with her parents, came to Wisconsin in 1855 and lived in Sauk county until 1861 iu which year she was married to Joel Hackett. They are the parents of four daugh ters and one son: Mrs. G. A. Cole, Mrs. Arthur Wilkinson, Mrs. George E. Hackett, Miss Ella Hackett and R. L. Hackett. The son resides at Macleod, Canada. Von Wald. Those who assisted were the Misses Bernice Terbilcox, Alma Rumpf, Helen Cord and Mildred Hull. The bride, Mrs. Vanderveer, was gowned in white chiffon trimmed with white fur and wore a picture hat. She carried white roses. The recep tion room was decorated with pink and white roses and the dining room with pink and white carnations. Each of the 100 guests were presented with a carnation. Presents were left for Mr. and Mrs. Vanderveer. Miss Ada Pigg and Mrs. Jennie Peck served a delicious luncheon. Mrs. James Wood and children have gone to Lodi to visit relatives a few days. BARABOO, WIS., THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 1912. Daffy Dillies Yesterday afternoon there might have been seen climbing the long hill by the high school building a man with deep lines in his face. It was the Daffydil editor. Now a daflydii is a kind of English expression which is never found in England but which has become quite popular in some sec tions of this country. When you have found a daffydil you have nothing at all. This daffy editor has decided to offer a few prizes for the best speci mens sent in and if you observe a few chtsing themselves through your thinker kindly stick a pin into them and forward to The News ofliee. In order that you may become the more familiar with these strange creations a few are here given: If girls like candy, Dußois? If Gordon Watkins is a boy is W. H. Mann? If the clock quit licking would the anther etic? If Rev. Goddard had a boat would Dr. Beech it? If the English men go fishing Autie Reiuking, too? If a Horstman swims a river how would Kingsford? If kindling wood be lit, would coal chute? No cord wood. If property is cheap in Paraboo is Devil’s Lake a deer place? If it lakes a Crossman to hew logs who would Hugh Kelley? If August Platt’s lawn needed at tention, would Volney Moore? If Japan and Russia were again to declare war, would China Pekin? If Wisconsin votes for woman suf frage would the Nehs have it? If Charles Gibbons placed 200 eggs in an incubator would Munroe Hatch? If a Chicago & Northwestern dining car was sidetracked at Baraboo would a Cummings boarder? If you saw a loose chicken would John Shew or Frank Gaskell, or Archie Cook or A. Fry? If the Dean of the Kangaroo club should receive a fat goose from the Billy Allen farm to be served to the members would it be well to make a Strong-Curry stew of it? Sauk County Bear Stories Hunt in the Northwest Corner of Honey Creek Town. The First Story. The year 1859 was noted in Wiscon sin for many frosts, there being frost every month. On the morning of July 4th the frost killed the leaves on the corn and still Sauk county had a fair crop of corn that year. During the autumn and early winter there were many bears seen and a few killed, but my tale of woe has not much to do with the killing. While husking corn in late autumn the people of our neighborhood were aroused to a high pitch of excitement by a neighbor by the name of Balser who had seen a bear on the Schlagenmillich marsh. All the men and boys turned out to hunt the bear, myself among them. I was working for Mrs. Locke, the widow of Hopkins Locke, who If W. W. Morse is tall is A. B. Stout? If the moon’s face was dirty, would the sky scraper. If E. S. Johnston weighs 160 pounds, does Will A-ton? If Oscar Dopier should gather wal nuts, would John Hull? In case a tramp threw clubs and bricks would Officer Stone? If W. H. McFetridge decided to build a boat would George Carpen ter? In case Rev. Henke decided to move overland to Madison would Rev. Hall? If there is a yard of fur in a cat’s fur coat, how much is there in a dog’s pants? If Frank Herfort needs William Toole to can Pease, would Everett Hail them? If an elm tree could not hear a birch bark in a heavy voice do you think a b*ss wood? When John Malone, Ed. Dithmar and Ed. Luckow go camping, does Dick Koch? If llie Republicans can not persuade County Treasurer Carl Dußois to run for the legislature Sant Wood. What was the greatest flight in his tory? was asked in the aviation school. Then came the reply, when the chim ney flew. If one of Gollmar’s camels ran across the track, would a cow-catcher? If the monkey mentioned it, wmuld one say he was a lion? The following took first prize at Madison: Hare is a Daffydil I Gnn 1 Otter Boar you with; but it’s too Badger can’t Bear it. Goat to it: —If the Monkey went canoeing with an Ant and upset and tells Jackal about it, would his wife think he was a Lion if he said: “I was out in the Rein deer. After reading the above no doubt you see a street full of daffydills galloping along. Write them out, mail to the Daffydil editor, care of The News, Baraboo, Wis., that they may be judged. None will be received after Thursday, January 11, 1912. Soon after the prizes will be an nounced. had a line rifle. She vfcry graciously let me take the gun and all started for where the beast had been seen. There were about three inches of snow, so the tracking was good. To make sure that all were prepared to meet Mr. Bear a man by the name of Matthew Walk lin, who was a noted hunter, was ap pointed to command the party. He organized us into what might be call ed a skirmish line, putting a man and boy together, the man to be in com mand and report any change in direc tion the animal might take. All were to be on the alert to hear the crack of a gun. Mr. Balser was placed with me as he had no gun and we were to take the track, it being well known I was light of foot and keen of eye, I soon learned the direc tion the animal was taking and that he was not traveling fast as he stopped frequently and I felt sure I would get a shot. We had come to a small vale running down the hill and in glanc ing across the vale I saw what ap peared to me to be a stump. I thought I did not harmonize with the 'Continued on Last Page.) SNOW BOUND; NO JAUNT Story That Posse of Citizens Left For Wright Cot tage Denied. SHERIFF WANTS COMPLAINT Declares He Will Act if Some Neighbor Swears Out a Warrant. From Thursday * Dally According to a message from Dodge ville, a blizzard that piled the roads” with snow and made travel impossible has prevented an investigation by Sheriff Pengally of lowa County, of the “Ideal Life'' of Frank .Lloyd Wright, the Chicago arcuiteet and Mamah Borthwiek, the divorced wife of Edwin H. Cheney, w T ho are in “Crazy House" near Spring Green. Sheriff Pengally says he is not sure what a “spiritual begira” really is but if any of the neighbors who have made so many complaints feel like swearing out a warrant for the arrest of the bungalow dwellers near Spring Green, the sheriff says he will do IPs duty. Meantime the storm has bound Wright and his “art housekeeper" in their home and the villagers are still discussing the case. “No warrant has been issued for the arrest of Wright," said District Attorney Roy Smelker of Dodgeville, “The sheriff is still here and the report that a posse of citizens has gone to the Wright cottage is unture. Chabman Richardson of the town of Wyoming in which the Wright bungalow is located says he will take no action and the move against the couple will now have to come from some other source. There may be some develop ments later. (From Friday's Daily.) “I will take no steps in the matter of Frank Lloyd Wright and his ‘art mate’ until a warrant is placed in my hands,” declared Sheriff W. M. Pengally Thursday night at Dodgeville when asked in regard to a report that arrests would soon occur in the case of the Chicago architect, who has left his wife in Oak Park and is occupy ing a bungalow at Hillside w'ith Mrs. E. H. Cheney near Spring Green. “When this sensational aftair was opened up in the newspapers I had a consultation with District Attorney R. C. Smelker in regard to what I ought to do. Wi h and no information other than that contained in the metropolitan newspapers, and that we considered not sufficiently reliable to warrant hasty action. Later I made an investi gation of the situation of the bungalow near Spring Green, where Wright and his lady companion are housed. The result is that I am not convinced that the law is being violated. “While I will promply serve any paper placed in my hands, I will not assume the responsibility of placing under arrest a man and woman against whom I know nothing more iiian that the same roof sheltered them for a number of and \ys. There is no law against that, so far as I know. I con sulted with the district attorney all along, and he agrees that I am taking the correct and safe course. If I knew of my own knowledge that the law was being violated by this man and woman, I would arrest them. I have no such knowledge.” Christmas Tree Social. After prayer meeting last evening in the Presbyterian church about 26 of the young people of the Christian En deavor enjoyed a Christmas tree social. Games were played and presents ex changed. The center of attraction was a tree decorated and trimmed with popcorn balls which furnished the re freshments of the evening. Accident Money Received. On November 18th 1911, Mrs. Hat tie M. Anthony of Merrimack, Wis., lost the sight of her left eye while splitting kindling. On December 14th, 1911, tshe made an application for S3OO accident insurance in the Mystic workers of the world of which she is a member and on December 28th she received her money. READ BY EVERYBODY MERRY ROUNDER LANDS IN JAIL Gets Stolen Bottle of Wet Goods Back—But Over His Cranium. MIXES WITH POP DEALER A. W. Steinke Is Dealt A Terrific Blow Which Blackens Eye. (From Friday's Daily.) Early this morning a hobo, who has been loafing about Baraboo most of the winter and who evidently w'as feel* ing the effects of some of the free drinks he obtained from making the rounds at Christmas time, got into a mixup with A. VV. Steinke of the Gem City Bottling works and as a re sult is now sleeping off his debauch in the county jail. The rounder walked about the streets from early this morn ing until about 8:30 o’clock wishing everyone he saw a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. At this time lie met Mr. Steinke, with the wagon of soft drinks, near a saloon on Third street and greeted him with “Happy New Year.” When the dealer entered a saloon the hobo took a large bottle containing a soft drink, placed it under his coat and then walked into the thirst parlor. Mr. Steinke being told that llie man had taken the bottle from the wagon immediately went to him and demand ed it. The hobo, after a little hesitation handed it over, but at the same time struck Mr. Steinke a swift blow in the eye. For a second llie dealer was stunned and on rallying he smashed the ho'oo over the head with the bottle which flew into a hundred pieces. The thief fell io the sidewalk but a minute later he was on his feet and running as fast as he could go. While officers were being summoned the tramp was hiding in the alley back of the Hillebrandt butcher shop. From there he went to a saloon on the southside and was arrested by Assist ant Chief L. W. Stone. The man is now in the jail and will be brought up for trial later if he don’t escape. Mr. Steinke’s left eye is swollen nearly shut as a result of the blow he received. The hobo caused some disturbance in the Stanley store about 7 o’clock this morning and Officier Stone took him to the city hall but upon permission of Mr. Stanley he was freed again. MARRIED IN MINNESOTA Professor Guy M. Felton and Miss Nelle Russell Wedded Thursday. Thursday morning Professor Guy M* Pelton and Miss Nelle Russell were married at Flandreau, Minnesota, the home of the bride. Professor Pelton is a son of Chief of Police and Mrs. S. A. Pelton of Bar aboo, is a graduate of the state uni versity and is a member of the faculty in the Wausau schoois. Mr. Pelton met his bride when both were teach ing in Colorado. After a visit at Austin, Minnesota, the couple will come to Baraboo to visit friends before going to Wausau to reside. George E. Pelton and Miss Clara Pelton of Bara boo attended the wedding. Miss Clara has been spending some time in Colo rado and came by the way of Flan dreau to attend the wedding. KICKED BY A HORSE North Freedom Boy Pick ed Up Unconscious in the Barn. r ■■ in While doing the evening chores Floyd Grosinske was kicked by a horse at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Grosinske, near North Freedom. When a member of the family went to the barn the boy was found lying behind the horses in an unconscious condition. He was car ried into the house and remains in a critical state. The most severe injury was about the head. The boy is about 12 years old.