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FORTY-FOURTH YEAR. NO. 8.
DESPERATE ENCOUNTER With a .Mad Dog.— Jas. A. Hoare Bitten in the Face. James A. Hoare had a desperate en counter with his dog last Thursday night. During the day the dog (a collie; became very vicious and bit another dog. Mr. Hoare penned up the collie, and in the evening came to town. On his return late at night Mrs. Hoare, being on the lookout opened the door and warned him to be on his guard, as the dog had broken loose and was more vicious than ever. When Mr. Hoare was entering the dog sprang at his throat, and he caught hold of it and threw it from him but not before it had bitten him on the jaw. Entering the house, he secured a gun and shot the dog. Next day the head of the dog was sent to Madison, but flies having at tacked it, it was impossible to deter mine whether the dog was afflicted with rabies or not. Mr. Hoare is being treated by Dr. Gratiot with the Pasteur treatment and if is hoped that no serious effects will result from the bite. The State Tax Commission will meet in Dodgeville on Thursday, October 28, for the hearing of evidence and arguments in the matter of the ap peal of the city of Mineral Point. Offi cial notice of this hearing vdl be found in the column of legal notices on page 7. Read it. IMyal’s FACE CREAM (with peroxide) A superior non-greasy nour ishing Skin Food. Is soon absorbed and leaves no shine or sticky after-feeling. Just the thing to cure or prevent chaps caused by these harsh autumn winds. For sale at The Metz Pharmacy ( Depot for Nyal’s Family Remedies) THE NEW FIRM. FRISK A BRAY Painting, Paperhanging, Graining and Deor ating. Before having your work done consult with us. Work done promptly and at reasonable prices. All work done guar anteed. Phone No. 143 or 92. Fall Wall Paper Sale We will sell all grades of wall paper at 10 to 25 per cent discount until October 31. Ivey’s Pharmacy 'Plie Rexall Store. Something New Every Week in Millinery. A. MASTEN. Mineral Point. PURE GROCERIES JOHN PETER COMMERCE ST. MINERAL POINT, Carries a complete stock of GROCER IES in all lines, and the grade is the highest. We aim to please and any article bought here that does not come up to this standard your money will be cheerfully refunded. Best Teas and Coffees, canned goods, crockery, glassware. We sell*at lowest possible prices and deliv er goods free to any part of the city. When in need of anything in the line of Choice Groceries come and see us or call Phone 70. lOWA COUNTY DEMOCRAT LOOTING OF THE FIRST NATIONAL The Stealings From the Bank Direct and from Property Left for Safe Keeping May Amount to Half a Million Dollars. LATE DISCLOSURES OF UNPARALLELED PECULATIONS It is said that Mr. Allen Manipulated the Books, and as Vice-President of the Bank Guaranteed the Payment of Notes which lie Had Forged. On Wednesday morning, Receiver J. W. Schofield opened the doors of the First National Bank in order that the people who had securities deposited there for safe keeping might go in and see of how much they had been robbed, and how much could be saved to them from the wreck. All day anxious in quirers appeared, very many of them holding receijffs for papers and other valuables which could not be found. Some of those who appeared were represented by attorneys, who together with Receiver Schofield and United States Bank Examiner Goodhart, are doing all in their power to unravel the tangled condition of affairs. The inves tigations so far do not warrant even an estimate of the shortage. That the patrons of the Bank have been unmer cifully robbed is no longer a matter of conjecture. It is said to be an estab lished fact. It is asserted by the federal officials that the Vice-President has already con fessed to unlawful transactions which brand him as one of the worst of bank wreckers. The forging of notes to the amount of tens of thousands of dollars: the issuing of duplicate certificates of deposit; the misapplying of the savings of widows and orphans, are among the offences with which he stands charged by the federal officials and by those who trusted him with the management of their affairs. It will not surprise those who are now investigating the affairs of the Bank if the losses are found to amount to half a million dol- SCHOOL SUPPLIES AT J. J. HANSCOM & CO.’S Mineral Point. Phone 90 w ooltex Garments! A Full Line of Ladies' and Misses’ Coats and Suits. ‘'Commercially all - wool' is not good enough. Every fibre of cloth used in Wooltex garments must be pure wool-by test. fbe linings and the canvas are carefully chosen. All of the surface stitching must lie done by pure silk thread. The makers must have the best of every thing in order to give their guarantee of two season's satisfaction. And the best of workmanship and most critical inspection are added to the high grade material to produce Wooltex quality. J. F. Hendra. Phone 64. Mineral Point, Wis. Golden Wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Davis. “Mamed, at St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 16. 1859. Thomas Davis and Cathrine Jones” so reads the marriage certificate of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Davis of Pecatonica. and last Saturday being the fiftieth an niversary of their wedding, their chil dren. grandchildren and greatgrand children and a few intimate friends to the number of fifty gathered at the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Davis to celebrate the event. Owing to the feebleness of Mr. Davis it was an informal >t3air. All of the children, seven in number, IS grandchildren and two greatgrand children were present, one daughter-in law. one son-in-law and seven grand children were absence. A notable fact in connection with this family is that there have been but two deaths in the half century, one daughter and one grandson dying in infancy. Those pres ent outside of the immediate family MINERAL POINT, WISCONSIN, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1909. lars. The condition is a most deplora ble one. It will take time to adjust the many difficulties. Wednesday was a very busy time at the bank, and the result of the first day’s work showed that the condition of affairs war: worse than at first feared. The Receiver declared that the rumor that $150,000 additional of the Bank’s securties had been found was an abso lute lie. But it is true that the Ex aminer compelled the turning in to the Bank of $150,000 from the sale of the Kennedy mine. The Democrat presents the above as a true statement of the condition in which the officials in charge say that they find the affairs of the closed Bank, so far as the investigations have pro ceeded. In view of the exasperating circum cumstances the people here have been most patient and law abiding; and this fact is greatly to the credit of the com - munity as a a whole. While the losses through the failure of the bank fall heavily on individuals, the standing of business men has not been impaired, and trade goes on as usual. The Democrat believes that in time business matters will work out all right, as they surely will if the peo ple continue to act calmly in all mat ters pertaining to the closing of the bank. It is a gratifying fact that business men are taking up their checks drawn on the First National Bank and prompt ly meeting all demands upon them. were Mr. and Mrs. John James and children. Mrs. James bemg a niece of Mrs. Davis. W. R. Jones and daughter, Mr. Jones being a cousin of Mrs. Davi>. Rev. and Mrs. Griffiths, pastor, Mr. and Mrs. Benj. Williams. Mrs. Anna James. Mrs. Jones. Mr. David Jenkins, old friends and neighbors and Mi-s Mayme Tyrer of Mineral Point. After partaking of dinner the afternoon was spent in a social way. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Davis are the parents of our townsman W. J. Davis. Millinery Removed. The Healy Sisters have moved their stock of Millinery goods to the building one door west of Miller & Fardy - where they will be pleased to meet uld and new customers. Toay’s Cafe, Agents for the Dewey Steam Laundry of Rockford. All work guaranteed first class. Gundry & Gray Cos. Fur Sale. The Gordon & Ferguson Cos. will display their line of Furs in our store on Friday, Oct. 29. Mr. Whaley will be their representative. All goods will be delivered on * day of sale. Gundry & Gray Cos. TWO LIVES SACRIFICED Because of the Looting of the First National Bank of Mineral Point. FRANK E. HAASFOM The Worthy Cashier, Found Dead in Graceland Cemetery. MRS. JOHN GRAY, SR. Succumbs Upon Hearing That Her Son-In-Law is Missing. At about' 10 o’clock on Sunday night Frank E. Hanscom, cashier of the First Naiional bank, was found dead in Graceland cemetery, A bullet had en tered his temnV fc< nd passed nearly through his head. A revolver was grasped in his right band. At about 6 o’clock he left his home for a walk, and as lie failed to return promptly, search was made for him. And his mother-in-law, Mrs. John Gray, Sr., learning that fears were en tertained for his safety, and she being in feeble health, was taken with an attack of heart 1 trouble and soon ex pired. She did not live to learn of his death. The body of Frank Hanscom was found just beside the lot in which his parents the late Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Hanscom lie buried; and those who found it were, his brother J. J. Hans com, his brother-in-law R. J. Penhal legon, Jr., and W. P. Bliss, who had a lantern with them. This is the simple story of the awful tragedy. The Demo crat will not go into details. It was a sad double funeral on Wed nesday afternoon, attended by residents of lowa county who knew the decedents many years. Mr. Frank E. Hanscom was laid down to rest in the knowledge that he was a clean, honest man, —an ideal husband and father, and a good citi zen, —whose spirit was broken by sor row for helpless widows and orphans who had lost through the bank failure. The memory of Mrs. John Gray is cherished as a most honorable woman, — a good mother who raised a large family,—all of whom in their good lives blessed the community. Home Economics Course Draws Many Young Women. Over 100 young women have enrolled in the department of home economic of the College of Agriculture of the Uni versity of Wisconsin which opens early this month, fully reorganized with a new staff. The long, or four-year, course in home economics has attracted particular attention, the student in this course being divided among the classes as follows: 28 Freshmen, 10 Juniors, 9 Sophomores, 4 Graduates, i Senior and 3 Specials. Some 45 young women have enrolled in the general survey, and art and design courses which are open to election hy students in the college of letters and science. The students are candidates for the A. B. degree, but desire a general knowledge of the sub ject of home economics. The most popular courses being given this semester are the general survey in which 41 students are enrolled, given by Prof. Abby L. Mariatt. in charge of the department, assisted by Mias Alice Loomis: and a course in art and design, in which 65 are enrolled, given by Mrs. Leona Hope. In the survey course laboratory practice in the preservation of fruits, making of grape juice and jams, and of juices to be used later in the preparation of foods for the sick, is being taken up. Each student works out the various exercises independently, which gives the work added practical value. The course in an and design takes up the study of the fundamental prin ciples of design, which will be applied later to problems in household decora tion. Many of the students enrolled in this course have had previous training in home economics, and are supple menting their former work with special studies. SPECIAL NOTICE. We desire to say that our NEW DRESS MAKING DEPARTMENT is fully equipped and running on full time, with Eight Operators. All customers served since our recent opening are en thuiastic in their praise of the fit, style and general ex cellence of finish on all work. Until the business has so far developed as to make it necessary to limit work to those who purchase goods in our store we will accomodate all who bring their work. MONDAY MORNING, OCT. 25 We will open a SHOE REPAIRING DEPART MENT in the basement of store and will be prepared to serve all our customers in a prompt and satisfactory manner. Remember, all ripping on soles or uppers, on all shoes sold will be repaired free. Nothing but the best materials will be used and thorough satisfaction guaranteed. Tine While Mannose Telephone 34. W . J. PEMHALLECON, Prop. The Corn (Contest will take place at the lowa County Bank Saturday, Nov. 6. Entries close on Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 5 o’clock. Entry free. All invited. THE GREATEST OF NERVE TONICS, San Marto Coffee Two thousand pounds sold since the Demonstration at the fair. It speaks for itself. Ask your neighbors. Include in your next order San Marto Coffee, the great 25c value. Order and be convinced. For sale only at the White Meat Market and Grocery store. Phone 59. J. CORCEN & SONS. Expert Hair Dressing. Mrs. D. M. Fowler, graduate of E. Burnhan, has charge of the Hair Department in Lenahan’s Alii liner store, and will do Ladies’ Shampooing and Manicuring. Scalp treatment a speciality. M. V. Lenahan. IN BUYING OR SELLING REAL ESTATE consult the Mineral Point Real Estate Agency at the Democrat Office. •1.25 PEI? YEAH IN ADVANCE. Until this ad. is changed I will sell all Sheet Music in my store at 10c pefcopv All copyright music, and worth 25c per copy, now _ | Oc per copy A. W. THOMA Mineral Point. Phone 163, two rings MAKKKT DAYS Arc Proving a Success in Mineral Point. NEXT s \u; ON NOV. I List Property With W. li. Correll, Secretary. The Market day on October TANARUS, was the most successful yet held. Between fifty and sixty head of live stock in cluding horses, cattle and sheep, were sold at high prices. The next Monthly Market Day will be held Nov. 4. Don’t neglect listing what you have to offer early. Tell your neighbors about it. and induce them to notify W. H. Correll, Secretary, at once, by letter or telephone what they have to sell this month, so the same may be properly advertised. Let every one put their shoulder to the wheel and aid in making the Market Day a success. Dry Wood for Sale on the place. M. J. KEALY, Bwll Mineral Point. The Meat That is Good to Eat CAN ALWAYS BE FOUND AT THE METROPOLITAN MARKET. FARMERS will <lo well to leave their THRESHING ORDERS for meat with ns. We give special prices on large quantities. Ycnrs to please, The Metropolitan Meat Market Phone 5. A. T. GRADER, Proprietor WANTS. If <a)MB TANARUS > i; i.' I ftei No 1 Hi ,T. F. Boynton. \y NTED it >ff(M * route—established trade. Must furnish team, we have wagon, etc. Hplendld chance for live man. Address A. W. Schulz, M’g’r., 3C5 W. State St., Rockford, 111. UOR BALE—34 liead of two - old - steers.- •*- James McDermott, Mineral Point. LMHJND—uu umbrella in the First ward park, " by Lester Keeney. Owner call at Democrat office. 1/ IRN 188 E ! <R<K iMS for renl uitalde f rr P two. I ()BT—This Thursday morning lietwecn the * i home of .Mrs. Edward Ellingen and St. Mary’s church a pocket-book containing about eight dollars. Finder please leave with Mrs. Ellingen. rpOR BALE—Pure bred Poland China hogs for J- breeding purposes. Ycimg boars and sows— the loxig, heavy-boned kind and -good qualify. Also one yearling boar of exceptional good bore and length. Roy Reese, phone line r No. 1, R R. No. j, Mineral Point. I 08T—On Galena road,. Sunday, Sept. 111, a rosary, gold chain, amethyst heads. Please return to Mrs. Fred Grater. fiQK SALE—The property know as the Tam blyn homestead, large house, bam. buggy shed, chicken house, cistern, well, and flower house suited for truck fanning chicken farm nursery, florist or fruit farm. Inquire of Mrs. ( has. Goldsworthy TTOR KENT—A house, short distance north of High street. Inquire of Alonzo Jacks. A Barrier Ideal Oil Heater will heat that cold room the t , \ easiest *m* f A and best W'/j ( ean J- | J Quick \ll e I \ j 1 that ca n * < )\I /be moved where It C-r ' is wanted The N. T. Martin Hardware Company Mineral Point. Phone 25 CALLING CARDS AND INVITATIONS in correct sizes ami styles, neatly print ed at the Crawford Printery, Mineral Point. Engraved work also furnished. W(' curry aI, : 1 ] supply of Beef, Pork, Veal, Lamb. Smoked Meats, Smoked Meats, Corned Beef, Cooked Hum, a variety of Sausages, and are in the * best of shape to furnish our trade with mostly everything that they may want in our line