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ESTABLISHED MAY 26. 1884.
CASEIN’" . CIRCUIT COURT Agreement Reached in Cline-Hiil Automobile Accident Trial Af ter Testimony Heard NO TRIAL NECESSARY * IN LOGANVILLE MAHER Through Influence of Judge James O’Neall Settlements Between Plaintiff and Defendant Made ( From Fridays Daily) After witnesses had been on the stand in circuit court for two days in the automobile case of Burr Cline against George M. Hill, both of Bara boo, a settlement was reached before the case went to jury. Before the testimony was taken and once after. Judge O’Neill urged that a settlement be made and before going to the jury urged one more effort. This was done and a settlement reached. In August 1918 two boys, Burr W. Cline and Lyle Waters, were riding their bicycles toward Devils lake and about the time they crossed the rail road track at the north end of the resort the bell began to ring. The two boys hurried to get accross and just about that time Mr. Hill came in a car, his son driving the machine. It is claimed in the excitement that the automobile ran over the leg of Burr W. Cline, breaking it between the knee and the hip. Although the testimony was not given at the trial, the defendant claims the boy fell from the bicycle and broke his leg, the automobile not running over him. The defendant also claims the ma chine was going very slowly at the time of the accident. From what could be learned the Cline hoy was ahead of his compan ion and turned about to see if he were coming. About this time the Waters boy shouted to him to look out, noticing he was nearing the car. In the next instant the leg was brok en. 1 The two boys are bright and made excellent witneses. Cline has a silver plate several inches long in the leg where it was broken. The leg is nor mal now, shewing only a scar. The work of the surgeon was well done. The father, W. H. Cline, is employ ed as signalman on the C. & N. W. I The family came to Baraboo some time ago from Evansvillie In the Cline-Hil’ case the settlement was for SI,OOO. The witnesses: Atwood Smith, H. E. French, Burr W. Cline, Lyle Wat ers, Charlotte Schroeder, Charles Allen, Herman S. Winters W. H. Cline and Mrs. Grace M Cline. The jury: Dennis Cummings, Hay-! wood Frazer,-H. H. Taylor, Carl Pul vermacher, Micheal Jordan, \vm. uae, Lester Davis, George Black, Frank Phoenix, Julius Fuchs, Fred Temp- Jin, E. C. Risley and Lee Jeffries. Woman Against Woman i’he case of Mrs. Amanda Schwanz - against Mrs. Martha Broad was also settled, an agreement being reached before the jury was drawn. Mrs. Schwanz was divorced from her hus band, W. Schwanz, and went from Reedsburg to Loganville to obtain her clothing and other personal be longings. Mrs. Broad is a sister of Mr. Schwanz; the excitement occuur ed after Mrs. Schwanz arrived at Lo ganville. She claims Mrs. Broad struck her in the eye and gave her several cuts from rings she wore on her fingers, the cuts being made as she struck her with her fist. Mrs. Schwanz also claimed ths defendant appropriated clothing valued at SIOO or more. It was found there was no cause of action in the case of John Luebhe vs. E. L. Shaw. (From Saturday’s daily.) t There was an action to quiet the title in the case of Simon Cobleigh, et al vs. Thomas Rathburn, et al William Rathburn was the only witness. The description is a deed to lands of Barthalameu Ragatz was made cor rect. The last jury case at this term of circuit court was that of George Hor kan against Richard Townsend. In this case Townsend rented a farm near Reedsburg belonging to Horkan, the crop to be divided on the shares. A breach of contract was claimed on the part of the plaintiff Both sides claim, they have won the case. After hearing all the evidence the jury brought in a special verdict, as follows: Special Verdict The jury rendered a special verdict as follows: Question No. 1: Was the agree ment that the cost of the seed peas should first be deducted before the proceeds were divided? Answer: Yes. Question N. 2.: Did the defendant at the request of the plaintiff per form work and labor in removing rubbish and debris on the farm. Answer: Yes. Question No. 3: If you answer the last question “yes”, then what was the value of such work or labor? Answer: Eight dollars. Question No. 4: Did the defendant at plaintiff’s request clean up the silo? Answer: Yes. Question No. 5: If you answer the last question “Yes” then what was the value of the work so performed in cleaning up the silo Answer: Fifteen dollars. Question No. 6: Was it agreed be tween the parties that each should pay one-half of the thresh bill? Answer: No. I Question No. 7: What was the ! reasonable rental value of the piece of land which the plaintiff used and put in potatoes. i Answer: Thirty dollars. ] Question No. 8: Was it the under standing and agreement that each party should pay one-half of the buck- : wheat seed? Answer: Yes. The witnesses: Richard Townsend, George Horkan, Davies Johnson. Leo Coulter, A. E. White, Frank Herr, Alby Keith, Ernest Retzlaff, B. D. Woods, Charles Stepp, E. O. Brem mer, J. L. Hager, Charles Poulson, Sol DeKoeyer. "The Jury: Fred Templin, W. H. Bartenbach, Michael Jordan, C. E. Risley, Frank Phoenix,-George Black,' Haywood Frazer, G. I. Richardson, EJ C. Kunzelman, Fred Powell, George; Volk, Wm. Frosch. Other Cases In. the case of Thomas J. Gallagher vs. F. M. Fink, a horse being accident ally killed when colliding with an automobile, there was an argument for anew trial and for the court to change the answer in the special ver dict, Both were denied. There whs a counter claim of $2.00. A stay of 60 days on the judgment was lost. The usual 60 day’s stay on the judg ment was granted In the case of Martha Klitzke vs. Melvin Davis. Minor cases were heard today. Recess of a Week The jury has returned home. F. D. Cal way, the reporter, has gone to Neillsville and Judge O’Neill will go tomorrow or Monday. They will re turn on March 30 to complete the court cases. CLUB HOLDS AJEETING Mrs. H. G. Mertzke Speaks Before Twentieth Century Club on One of World Movements Thursday afternoon the Twentieth Century club held its regular meeting with Mrs. Robert Grosinske and Miss ftose Platt, assisting the hostess. Mrs. H .G Mertzke gave a review of Havelock Ellis’s book “The Task of Social Hygiene.” Social Hygiene is a development of what was formerly known as Social Reform, and the book opens with a brief history of the four successive stages of social reform in ditlierent countries: The stage of Sanitation, dealing with the cleaning of cities drainage, water supply, artificial light and policing, factory legislation regulating conditions of work. The introduction of national sys tems of education. The efforts to guard and care for the child before school, age, at birth, and even before birth by bestowing care on the mother. This last being known as Puericulture. Establishment of childrens bureaus, schools for mothers and much litera ture promise great benefit to human efficiency. “Eugenics constitutes tne link be tween the social reform ot the past struggling to improve conditions of life, and the social hygiene of the fu ture, which can deal adequately with conditions of life, because it has its hands on the sources of life.” The more we succeed in our efforts to purify and strengthen life, the more we may hope to attempt and com pass.” ' The origin of the woman’s movement, the growth of industrials and its in fluence in woman’s sphere of work, women and the future of civilization, were well presented by the writer. As to the problems of sex hygiene, particularly that branch concerning the instruction of children in the •&- sential fact of life, the writer says: “The teacher, in addition to sound knowledge and a wise moral outlook, must possess a genuine sympathy with the young, and the skill to speak to them simply, frankly and humanly.” Other chapters deal with individual ism and socialism, religion and the child. Discussion followed the review. BARABOO. WJS.. THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 1920 LETTER WRITTEN BY MRS. HACKETT . Family Located at Los Angele* Where the Roses Bloom Almost the Year Around SAYS COST OF LIVING IS HIGH IN THE WEST j i Family Has Visited Many Beautiful Places and Others Remain on j the Program i \ Mrs. Grant Weidman, who resides j near Ableman, has received a letter from Mrs. Willrm Hackett, which reads in part as follows: I will try to answer your letter \ which came just as we were moving, ! so I am a little late, but will do bet ter next time. We bought a small place just outside of the city limits. We have a fine garden, about twenty fruit trees of different kinds and a regular California house of five rooms and a larger sleeping porch. We ; have a fine place for chickens and rabbits. I wish you might see our little home. lain sure you would be just as crazy over the beautiful roses, and other flowers as I am. From here we can see a long chain of mountains 1 and since the rains they are certain ly beautiful, the sides are so green 'and the tops glistening with snow. ‘Old Baldy’ is in this chain and looks to he about a mile from us, but in reality is fifty miles, although it is only eighteen miles to the other mountains. I never tire of the moun tains or the ocean and I really can not say which I like best. Lynn has been to the foothills several times hunting, but not as far as mount. Baldy. He says he is going there when he has a vacation. Health Is Excellent - You asked me how our health was out here. Well, Will is just fine, not lame at all and works every day. He and Lynn both work for the South ern California Gas company and like their work very much. Will is so in love with California that he says, he would not go back East to live if they would give him the best farm there, and I’m sure I wouldn’t. I have gained twenty pounds since we came and never felt better in my life. Its the grandest climate one can imagine right here; what it is in other parts of the state we can’t say. In summer it is hot in the sun at noon, but al ways cool in the shade and very cool nights, in fact we use the same amount of cover the year around. We have a little fire mornings and even ings this winter hut not what you would call a fire. We burn our waste paper and a few sticks of light wood or light the gas for a short time. We have had several fine rains but not as much yet as the ranchers and gard ners want. Cost of Living As for the cost of living here its high, hut as I have compared our prices here with the prices back there its cheaper here. Of course if one is looking for high priced food its easy to find, and its also easy to find cheap. Meats here are very good and Reasonable, too. We get a fine roast of beef for from 11 ,to 17c per pound. Eggs now are 42 c; but ter 66c; sugar 15>c; and no limit to amount. The best flour is $3.50 a sack. Many Beautiful Places I could tell you of so many beauti ful places we have seen, and so many more we want to see, and will when you come out. When we read of the cold winter you have had back there we just say “Well if people back there only knew what they don’t know, they would come to this land of sunshine and flowers and not stay there and shiver.” All Like It There I am sure no one could say they didn’t like it here and be truthful about it. We have only talked with two people I think who said they 1 ed the edd and snow best. Well, they are welcome to my share of it any way. We are just outside the city, hut we have city gas, lights, water and a five cent car fare. The car line is two blocks from us and very good service as the cars run every five minutes; also have free right to city schools. There is a large school about three blocks from us where Jessie goes. There are over nine hundred pupils going there. The school system here in Los Angeles is splendid; all schools have night ses sions where anyone, old or young is free to go and they teach any line of study or trade; all is furnished even material for such work as dressmak ing, millinery, cooking, and so on, for girls. Of course the boys are also Little Journeys In and About Baraboo Interesting Places of the Region, Both as to Local History and Scenic Features Article X Boyhood Haunts of John Muir Before making this journey, by all means read “My Boyhood and Youth”, by John Muir, naturalist and author, a cherished volume in public libra ries. To visit an historic spot or home of a famous character without famil iarizing oneself with the associations and incidents that make the place of interest, isj to lose the keenest enjoy ment. What we fully appreciate, af fords the greatest delight. Therefore, before seeking the lake and farm homes once dear to the heart of this Scotch boy of rare endowments, the mind should be fresh with the de tails of his early struggles and attain ments as well as those of his later years. ' From Baraboo Trunk Line 65 takes one from Bara boo to Portage and after leaving the eastern extremity of the main street in the latter city, the highway winds over the Fox River, then up a slight incline to where three roads meet. The one to the left, known as the Mon tello road, leads to the earliest Muir home. The historic Fox River is of ten visible from the highway. Arriv ing at the first school building, where Annie and Joanna Muir, sisters of the naturalist, taught, the road makes a turn to the right a quarter of a mile, then deflects to the left to another school located on the right where the Muir children were given Instruction after their arrival in Wisconsin from Scotland in 1849. Neither of the school buildings are those actually familiar to the Muirs as the early structures have long since, yielded to the ravages of time. Just beyond the last named school, j some ten miles from Portage, a little ; stream murmurs across the highway ’ and a few rods farther on is a weather boat an farm house. The stream flows from Ennis' or Fountain Lake to the Fox River and the simple dwelling is near the site of the first home of the Muirs after their emigration to the western wilderness. Wood was (plentiful in that day hut in spite of this, the author says his father was frugal of fuel and many times their boots were frozen during the night, so that it was almost im possible to draw them on in the morn ing. The old house with its curious hand-carved frieze boards at the gable ends of the roof, is not the original home of the Muirs, their humble abode being located to the rear of the present domicile. It was a little farth er from the highway and long since destroyed. The Lake But. the lake still shimmers in, the sun as of old. No ridge of rock en croaches on its shores, which are low and lush with grasses, ferns and other vegetation. Over this water John Muir rowed, in it he swam, and on one occasion nearly lost his life, as related in the story of his youth-; ful days. The diversions which the lake afforded were never ending. Muir speaking of it says: “The water was so clear that it was almost in visible, and when we floated slowly out over the plants and fishes, we seemed to be miraculously sustained in the air while silently exploring a veritable fairyland.” Blue jays, king birds, black birds, buntings, kingfishers and other de scendants of the feathered comrades of John Muir and his brothers, still inhabit its shores, delighting the vis itor as they flit from tree to tree. Ennis Lake is the name given on the government topographical maps to this sheet of water but it was known as Fountain Lake when the Muirs resided there. It should bear the name of Muir. This Muir farm is now owned by James Mcßeath, son of the Mr. Mc- Reath (spelled Mcßath in the book) mentioned by Muir. The present owner of the old homestead knew' the Muir family and will tell the visitor inter esting things about the household. I furnished material for their work, whatever they take up. As there is no tuition to pay a great many who are obliged to work through the day take advantage of these night schools The city does a great deal for its poor people in various ways. Well, Belle I might keep right on telling you about this country for an indefinate time and then think of more to tell you, but I think I’ve tried your patience enough for once and after all one must see it to ap preciate it, and that’s what we are looking forward to now, you people coming to see for yourselves. Your friend. CLARA HACKETT 417 Downey Road, Los Angeles, Cal. ( Here it was the pet coon fished in the sparkling stream and was called “my little man” by the Highland Scotch man. He would say: “Coonie, ma mannie, Coonie, ma mannie, how are ye the day? I think you’re hungry,” as the comical i pet began to examine his pockets for | nuts and bread. —“Na, na there’s na ! thing in my pocket for ye the day, my | wee mannie, but I’ll get ye some j thing.” ) The Mcßeaths came to Wisconsin in 1850, the year following the Muirs. Father a Minister j The father of John Muir was of a religious mind 1 , an earnest student of the Bible. He sometimes held ser vices in the neighborhood and or ganized a Presbyterian church. Re turning from the site of the Muir home on the road leading to Portage about one mile, then going about as far to the east over a sandy road, one observes a church standing near the tombs in the churchyard. Here it was that the senior Muir conducted service, no doubt pronouncing the last rites for some of those who sleep there. The gravestones are marked with many names familiar to Scotts, among them are Mair, Owen, Thomp-1 son, Graham and McDougal. Turning to the right almost a mile, 1 then to the left a slightly greater distance, brings one to Hickory Hill Farm, the second Muir home. The house is located some distance from the highway and may be approached through the farm, either from the south or east. The farm is not as sandy as the one near the Fox River and when the came to this 10-‘ cation the father (purchased five 80’s and a 40 in one tract. The family oc cupied the land for many years. While residing here, John Muir ar ranged numerous clever contrivances cn gates and doors about the farm and buildings, but none of these re mained when, long after he had be come a famous naturalist, he visited the farm about 1898. The house, with some changes, still stands; the cel lar into which John retreated to study and work remains; the well in which he almost lost his life, yields abund ant water; and some of the apple trees planted by the Muirs rejoice the present owners with juicy fruit each returning autumn. The barn lias been elevated and moved hut the old tim bers familiar to the Muir family have withstood the storms of many sea sons. Much of the land on this farm was plowed for the first time by the naturalist and from this home he went to the University of Wisconsin, loaded with curious contraptions, to realize after a sojourn there anew world of natural wonders. This farm was sold to John C. Mc- Haffy when the Muirs moved to Portage and after two years passed to Thomas Kearns, the present owner, who talks entertainingly of the fam ous family. The Muir Family Father —Daniel Muir, born in Eng land in 1802 or 1803 (date is not cer tain), and died in Kansas City, Mo., 1883. Mother —Mrs. Daniel Muir, nee Anne Gilrye, born in Dunbar, Scotland, March 17, 1813; married Daniel Muir, 1833. They were married in Dunbar, Scotland, and there John Muir was bora. Mrs! Muir died in Portage, Wis., June, 1896. The Children— Margaret, bora September, 1834; married John Reid, December 1860; died at Martinez, California, June, 1910. Sarah, born February 19, 1836; married David M. Galloway, Decem ber, 1856; lives in Pacific Grove California. John, born April 21, 1838; died in Los Angeles, California, December 24, 1914; buried near Martinez California. David Gilyre, bora July 11, 1840; died at Pacific Grove, California, October 28, 1916; buried at Martinez, California. Daniel Muir, born June 29, 1843; lives in Lincoln, Nebraska. Mary and Annie, twins, born Octo ber 5, 1846; Mary married Willis Hand; her home is at Kearney, Ne braska; Annie died January 15, 1903, at Portage, Wisconsin, seven years af ter the demise of her mother. Joanna Gilyre, born on September 7, 1859; married L. Walter Brown September 1, 1880; lives in Ivyland, Pennsylvania. Angling is the road from this farm to Portage, a distance of some ten miles. At Spring Green Oliver Schoen mann fell about 12 feet onto a porch roof and sustained severe injuries to his back when a ladder slipped while he was working on the roof of his house. READ BY EVERYBODY KATCHA-KOO IS PLEASING PLAY ! ! Many Pupils in Public Schools Participate In an Oriental-Amer ican Fantasque ! MUSIC BY PLAYERS AND THE ORCHESTRA OF EXCELLENCE l ■ Large Audience Greets the Annual Class Play—Attraction Again | This Evening | Tho class play at the AI. Ringling theatre Friday evening was a glorious success. The seniors of the Baraboo high school have jxroven their ability to entertain their elders in a spark ling musical fantasty bubbling with fun, embellished with many beauti ful stage effects and replete with cap tivating musical numbers. “Katcha- Koo,” oriental in atmosphere at the opening but changing to a distinctive American enviroment as the play de velops, is more ambitious than the usual student effort. In spite of this the play was given with remarkable ease, fine emphasis and a delightful air of unpremediation. The charac ters of Katcha-Koo and Maharajah, both of which require read histronic ablity, were cleverly taken by Fred Schultz and Harold Griffin. With them, showing fine appreciation of oriental customs, were* Mildred War ner as Urbanah and Ruth Clark as Solejah. Four nationalities, were charmingly represented by Irene Un derkofler, Elizabeth Weed, Bessie Berkley and Mabel Potter. The char acter of Mrs. Chattie-Gadden was ta ken with distinction by Miss Marie Carpenter who dexterously imperson ated the voluble American mother who misses nothing when she travels. Romance was afforded through the devotion of Dick Horton, otherwise Carl Marquette, for “Dolly,” who was really Miss Grace Rackett, the sweet singer of the company, and through the admiration of Robert Gollmar, in the role of Harry Bradstone, for the charming “Prudence,” whose demure ness was made altogether fascinating by the clever interpretation of Miss Helen Kingsford. The'disclosure that the fearful Katcha-Koo is none other than the lamented Charles of Mrs. Chattie-Gaddens chat, suffices to bring the play from the > Orient to .America and gives opportunity for numerous groups of wide awake Americans to show patriotism and dramtic ability. Among the groups whose novel acts created special en thusiasm, were the polo players and the sunshade ladies. The Yankee- Dixie girls also drew applause with their clever costumes and animated faces. Musical numbers given by Rackett and Carl Marquette received numerous encores, as did the charm ing song; “That’s What He Taught Me To Do,” given by Miss Kingsford and Robert Gollmar. Miss Elizabeth Weed, in the character of Joan of Art sang The Marcellaise with spirit. The closing scene brags the soldiers and sailors and other groups together on the stage around the Goddess of Lib erty to be joined by innumerable bright faced Sammes including Uncle Sam, himself and the Columbia sis ters. Uucle Sam is impersonated by Master Oscar Fillhauer and the Misses Columbia by Miss Corrine Swan and Miss Dorothy Mather. The little folks as well as the older pupils show careful instruction by the managers, Phil. D. Merriam of Fostoria, Ohio, and Miss Zura Fricke, teacher of English. No little effort is required to give as elaborate a production as Katcha-Koo and the managers as well as the young people are to be con gratulated upon the excellence of their work. Music was burnished by the Rodwell orchestra assisted by Evan Evans at the piano and Martinus Dyrud on the violin. Cast of Characters Katcha-Koo F red Schultz Dolly Grace Rackett Prudence Helen Kingsford Mrs. Chattie-Garden . Marie Carpen ter Solejah Ruth Clark Urbanah Mildred Warner Dick Horton Carl Marquette Harry Bradstone Robert Gollmar Maharajah Harold Griffin Chin Chin Foo (Chinese Wife) Irene Underkofler Brazillitata (Brazilian Wife) Elizabeth Weed Patsy Kildare (Irish Wife) Bessie Berkley La Belle (French Wife) __ Mable Potter 1 • Boodypah Russell Wettstein Fan Bearers J. Doerr, C. Wood Device Bearer Robert Mogler Gong Bearer Edwin Groskopf ' 1 1 (Oontnued on last page)