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FIFTY-SECOND YEAR, NO. 5.
A TRIP AROUND THE WORLD IN WAR TIME BY URIAH S. JAMES. (Con tinned) Knowing as we all did that Germany, up to this time, had shown no regard for the rules of international welfare or for the laws of humanity, the fact that we were on a neutral vessel plying from one neutral port to another, did not seem to have a great deal of effect in allaying the fears of the passengers. As we all stood there huddled togeth er waiting for this curious craft to come near, there were some very pleasant topics being discussed, namely: Which is the quickest way to put on a life pre server? What is the longest length of time a person was ever known to live without eating? Finally some joy killer spoke up, “Yes, even if we do not lose our lives, it’s no fun rowing around out here for three or four days in one of these small boats waiting to be picked up.” The excitement by this time was quite intense and a lady in the crowd was becoming hysterical. “Oh, John, what shall we do if they sink this boat?” she implored her husband. We all waited for John’s reply, which was not slow in coming. “What do we care, Mary,” he said convincingly, “We do not own it, do we?” This joke very likely was cracked for the first on the ark, but under the circumstances soun ded exceedingly funny and John receiv ed a round of applause from everybody present. Anyway, it broke the tense ness and in the meantime the first of ficer informed us that the approaching vessel was an English coast patrol. It was very evident it was making directly for us and in a few minutes it was but a short distance away and had given us the signal to stop. This being immediately done we soon discovered that the other vessel had come to a stop and was lowering a life boat with several persons in it. This boat was rowed over along side of ours and two English officers came on board bag and baggage. Their duty was to take us into Kirkwall, which is a small port located in the Orkney Islands on the north of Scotland. 1 noticed they had their full set of hardware along and plenty of ammuni tion, which 1 presume was to aid them in getting the Captain into an agreeable state of mind should he refuse to follow their instructions. They had also brought provisions and as I had noticed no scarcity of food so far on board I a?ked one of the officers why this was necessary, and he explained by saying, “These men are really trespassers for whom we are not; obliged to provide.” However, each of these men occupied a seat at the first officer’s table and they all seemed to be quite chummy during the remaining two days which it took us to reach Kirkwall. Kirkwall is a natural harbor entered by passing through a long strait over a mile in length, which narrows down to less than one hundred yards in width before the final entry to the harbor is made. It is guarded by a gate stretch ed across, to which is anchored mines supported from the surface b} 7 buoys. It takes some time to gain admission but when you do finally get in it is a very peaceful spot surrounded on all sides by hills, and there is not a ripple to be seen on the water. The city itself is small and apparently very old. The harbor is a body of water about equal in size to that of Lake Menona at Madison. We arrived here at about 7:00 p. m., just before dark, and I came upon deck the following morning I counted some thing over thirty-five vessels of various kinds representing a number of different nations, as could be seen by the flags they were flying. However, what look ed best to me was a large freight boat that had dropped anchor on our right, but a short distance away, on the side of which was a huge painting of “Old Glory” and just above was painted in large letters “New York.” On the left lay the steamer Nordam of the Holland - American Line, which had carried me safely from Rotterdam to New York after the war broke out; so I felt that even though I was a long way from home I was still among friends. We lay here thirty-six hours and dur ing this time the cargo, mail, passen gers, baggage and passports were exam ined by the English custom officials, who proved to be very courteous and did not put us to any great amount of trouble. The Captain also gave his dinner while here and told us of some very interesting experiences he had had dur ing his life on the high seas. When dinner was finished the dining room was cleared for the dance, which was taken part in by the majority of people on board. Those who did not dance stood around and threw confetti and a few other things which did not feel quite so agreeable when they landed. At any rate everybody had a good time. On the following day at noon we lifted anchor and started on the last lap of our ocean voyage which was to take us to Bergen, Norway, and from our present location was a twenty-four hour The lowa County Democrat n State Historical Society L ed anchor in the harbor at Hergen A was about four o’clock in the afternoon, and in the meantime an old resident of this city who had made the trip with us from New York had passed the remark that he knew a fine place to get a chicken dinner. A party of sixteen was gotten together and our friend promised to conduct us to this place, which was some distance up in the mountains, and also to telephone them as soon as we landed so our dinner would be waiting when we arrived. On account of there being more or less excitement on board that day, coming near land and admir ing the beautiful scenery along the Norwegian coast, there were not any of us who had taken much lunch, so as a result when we landed all we could talk about was chicken, and immediate ly placed ourselves in care of our guide who was to take us to it. (TO BE CONTINUED.) GREAT RED GROSS AUCTION The auction sale, given by the people of Mineral Point for the benefit of tbe Red Cross, was a great success. Nearly four hundred dollars was realized from the donations, almost every child con tributing his share. Do you realize the wonderful amount of work the Red Cross of Mineral Point has been able to do, because of the splendid backing of the people of Mineral Point? What we need most are more work ers for the work and more knitters for the knitting. We women have con tributed generously of our pocket books, but must give more of our time. October first is the limit of time set for six hundred and eighty articles of knitting. We shall be the only branch of the Madison chapter which has not accomplished the amount appointed, if we do not have it by that time. These knitted articles are for United States soldiers now in France and each society has been apportioned a certain share of them according to its membership. The effort is made to give each Amer ican soldier in France for the coming winter one of each of the four knitted articles. The men who go from here will be either in southern training camps or in barracks where they will not suffer from the cold for this winter at least; but the men in France need them now. Put off your fall cleaning and sewing until after October first and knit, knit, knit. ANOTHER BOX SENT BY THE RED CROSS Madison, Wis., Sept. 12, 1917. Miss Mary Bradford, Mineral Point, Dear Miss Bradford:—The box of work which came in from your branch yesterday was excellently done and so very nicely packed. We appreciate it very much both in quantity and qual ity. We recently received instructions for anew fold of the abdominal band age and a different arrangement of the pins. A sample will be sent you to be returned with your next box. Thanking you for your splendid co operation, I am cordially yours, Mrs A. H. Hess, Chairman of Article Activities. MINERAL POINT REAL ESTATE AGENCY Announcement For more than twenty years the busi ness of selling real estate has been suc cessfully conducted at The Democrat office. The property sold has been chiefly local real estate and as it has been sold on a steadily rising market, the Mineral Point Real Estate Agency, by which the business has been carried on, has many satisfied customers as purchasers; and the sellers also are well satisfied because they know that in no case has their property been sacri ficed. For several years past the agency has consisted of George and Robert M. Crawford, John H. Argali and N. K. Van Matre. Mr Argali, having re moved from Mineral Point to Dodge ville to reside, has withdrawn from the firm. The other members are sorry to loose his services, because he has been a success in this line as he has all his life been successful in other lines of business, and all of his transactions have been eminently fair and satisfac tory to all parties concerned. He is a good man to do business with. In order to continue to serve well the community in bringing buyers and sel lers together, a good man has been se cured to fill his place in the firm —a man who is very well and favorably known and stands for the fair dealings and the business stability of both old and new Mineral Point, Captain S. E. Shepard. The business will be conducted as heretofore on a reasonable commission business and without speculation. Aiming to serve the public well, we ask a continuation of patronage. The Mineral Point Real Estate Agency September 17, 1917. MINERAL POINT, WIS., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1917. MSGONSM NEWS miine Telegraphic Chronicle of State Happenings. FOOD-SAVING PLEA ISSUED Wisconsin Households, Clubs, Hotels and Restaurants Urged to Observe Tuesdays as Meatless and Wed nesdays as Wheatless Days. Madison. Sept. 18. Wisconsin households, clubs, hotels and restaur ants are urged to observe each Tues day as a meatless day and each Wednesday as a wheatless day for the duration of the war by Magnus Swen son, food administrator for Wisconsin. A proclamation issued by Mr. Swenson reads as follows: “Pursuant to the au thority vested in him by the president of the United States, Herbert Hoover, national food administrator, has urged as a patriotic duty one meatless day and one wheatless day each week as a means of conserving the food supply. Owing to the very great shortage of wheat and meat, and the urgent neces sity of conserving the present food supply and creating a reserve supply for future needs, the people of this nation have been asked to make per sonal sacrifices. It is through their co-operation alone that the food ad ministration can be successfully car ried out. Therefore, acting under the direction of Food Administrator Her bert Hoover. I, Magnus Swenson, food administrator for Wisconsin, hereby call upon and urgently request the citi zens of this state to set aside Tuesday, September 18, 1917, and all Tuesdays thereafter during the period of the war as a meatless day. I ask that all ho tels, restaurants and other eating places serve meatless meals upon tlur* day and that this practice be followed in the homes of all patriotic citizens. In order, further, that Wisconsin may do its share in the conservation of food, I ask that Wednesday, September 19, 1917, and all Wednesdays thereaf ter during the period of the war be set aside as a wheatless day. I ask the people of Wisconsin to abstain from the use of bread and pastries made from wheat upon that day, to the end that the wheat supply of the United States may be increased for the time when greater calls will be made upon it. It was for this purpose that the people of Wisconsin were asked to sign the food pledge cards, but we have concluded to put the above plan into effect without waiting for a complete return of the food pledge cards.” Governor's "Fine" Returned. Kenosha, Sept. 18. —Kenosha boost ers of the fund for the soldiers’ mess have refused to take the money of the governor of the state. Governor Philipp was a speaker at a big demon stration here on Saturday and was fined $5 and costs in a mock court for appearing late. Judge Werve of the court returned to the governor his money. ‘‘We are convinced that you are contributing your full share to ward the great crusade for loyalty and patriotism and we do not want to add a further burden" was the message of Judge Werve. Fall Kills Man, Antigo, Sept. 18. —Henry Schweitzer, sixty-eight years old, was instantly killed when he tripped and broke his neck in dismounting from a wagon. He came to this city a week ago from Van Dyne to attend the wedding of his son. THE MARKETS. Chicago, Sept. 17. Open- High- Low- Clos- Corn— ing. est. est. ing. May 1.1214-13% 1.13% 1.11% L14%-% Dec 1.15%-16 1.16 1.14% 1.15%-% Oats— May 60-60% .60% .59% .60-60% Dec 56%-57% .57% .56% .56%-% Sept 57%-58% .58% .56% .57%-% FLOUR—Spring wheat, special brands, in wood, $ll.BO per bbl.; hard spring wheat patents, 95 per cent grade, in jute, $11.00; straight, in export bags, $10.80; first clears SIO.OO, in jute; second clears, $8.50; low grades, $firstname.lastname@example.org; fancy soft winter wheat patents, In jute, $10.30; standard 1 soft win ter wheat patents, $lO.lO, in jute; fancy hard winter wheat patents, $ll.OO, in jute: standard hard winter patents, $10.75, in jute; first clears, SIO.OO, in jute; second clears, in jute, $email@example.com; new white rye, $9.70; new dark rye, $9.20. HAY—Choice timothy, old and new, $22.50 @23.50; No. 1, $firstname.lastname@example.org; No. 2, $19.50@ 20.50; standard, $email@example.com; No. 3 red top and grassy mixed. $firstname.lastname@example.org, CATTLE —Good to choice steers, $14.00@ 17.80; yearlings, good to choice, $email@example.com; fair to good steers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; range steers, $email@example.com; stockers and feeders, $firstname.lastname@example.org; good to choice cows, $email@example.com; good to choice heifers, $9.OO@11.0O; fair to good cows, $firstname.lastname@example.org; canners, $email@example.com; cutters, $firstname.lastname@example.org; bologna bulls, $6.50@ 7.30; butcher bulls, $email@example.com; heavy calves good to prime calves, $12.00@ 1450. HOGS—Prime light butchers, $18.25®18.50; fair to fancy light, $firstname.lastname@example.org; mOdigfn weight butchers, 200@250 lbs., $email@example.com; heavy butchers, 240@400 lbs., $18.25@18,5j1; choice heavy packing, $firstname.lastname@example.org; rough heavy packing, $email@example.com; pigs, fair to good, $firstname.lastname@example.org; stags, $18.00®19.25. feHBEP—Good to choice wethers, slo.oo® 12.00; good to choice ewes, $email@example.com; year lings, $firstname.lastname@example.org; western lambs, good to choice, $email@example.com; native lambs, good to choice, $firstname.lastname@example.org; feeding lambs, $17,300 mo. PROCLAMATION Pursuant to the authority vested in him by the President of the United States, Herbert Hoover, National Food administrator, has urged as a patriotic duty one Meatless Day and one Wheatless Day in each week as a means of conserving the present food supply. Owing to the very great shortage of wheat and meat, and the urgent necessity of conserving the present food supply and of creating a reserve supply for future needs, the people of this na tion have been asked to make personal sacrifices. It is through their cooperation alone that the food administration can be suc cessfully carried out. Therefore, acting under the direction of food administrator, Herbert Hoover, I, Magnus Swenson, food administrator for Wis consin, hereby call upon and urgently request the citizens of this state to set aside Tuesday. September 18, 1917, and all Tuesdays thereafter during the period of the war as a meatless day. I ask that all hotels, restaurants and other eating places serve meatless meals upon that day and that this practice be followed in the homes of all patriotic citizens. In order, further, that Wisconsin may do its share in the con servation of food, I ask that Wednesday, September 19, 1917, and all Wednesdays thereafter during the period of the war be set aside as a wheatless day. I ask the people of Wisconsin to abstain from the use of bread and pastries made from wheat upon that day to the end that the wheat supply of the United States may be in creased for the time when greater calls will be made upon it. It was for this purpose that the people of Wisconsin were asked to sign the food pledge cards, but we have concluded to put the above plan into effect without waiting for a complete return of the food pledge cards. This proclamation made this fourteenth day of September, nine hundred and seventeen. MANGUS SWENSON, Food Administrator For Wisconsin. THE SELECTMEN HONORED Men, women and children of lowa county turned out in large numbers at Dodgeville on Tuesday afternoon and with appropriate exercises did honor to the 77 young selectmen who have been called to report at Camp Grant on Sat urday. The Dodgeville Sun-Republic says: The Mineral Point drum corps and the Mineral Point band were present and rendered spirited musical numbers at frequent intervals during the after noon. CIVIC CLUB GARDEN CONTEST The garden exhibit held Saturday afternoon and evening in the Kinder: garten room of the high school building was well worth seeing. There were over one hundred entries from children varying in age from six years to eighteen. The gardens were inspected several times during the summer by ten men who are expert gardeners themselves and who kindly gave much time and attention to to this work. The exhibits were tagged and numbered so that dur ing the judging no favoritism could be shown. After the prizes had been de cided, names were put back on the ex hibits. Altogether, the exhibition was very good indeed, and would have done credit to adult gardeners. Next year even a better exhibit than this may be held if the interest of the children con tinues. The educational committee of the Civic Club, which has had the ex hibit in charge has worked very hard and has acsomplished a great deal in arousing interest and enthusiasm and it is to be hoped this will be an annual affair. The prizes for the best gardens were as follows: Boys—Ages 13 to 18 years Ist Charles Hutchison, Sack of flour. 2nd Herman Reger, Alarm clock. 3rd Leo Norman, Roll Neponset roofing. Girls—Ages 13 to 18 years Ist Annie Stude, Sack of flour. 4 2nd Viola Hildreth, Sofa pillow with material to work 3rd Bernadine Burghardt, Hand painted dish. Boys—Ages 10 to 12 years. Ist Wilson Emery, Sweater 2nd Robert Neal, Portable Lamp. Girls—Ages 10 to 12 years Ist Margaret Graber, Hat. 2nd Genevieve Campton, Turkish Towel set. Boys—Ages 6 to 9 years Ist Bernard Oke, 3 cans vegetables, 3 cans fruit 2nd Chester Owens, Pair shoes. Girls—Ages 6 to 9 years Ist Elizabeth Neal, Pearl Necklace. 2nd Gertrude Harris, Tennis shoes. Best Display of Vegetables Ist Charles Hutchison, $5.00 nd Leo Norman, $3.00 3rd Frank Fitzsimons, $2.00 Individual Vegetables Ages 12 to 15 years Ernest Wiesen, Parsnips. Leather gauntlets. Otto Reger, Popcorn, Book. Urban Weidenfeller, Navy Beans, Garden cul tivator. Lottie McNeill, Cucumbers, Large Fancy Cake. Harvey Harris, Squash, Large Roast of Beef. Ages 8 to 11 years James Dunn, Early potatoes, SI.OO. Thos. Fitzsimons, Late potatoes, SI.OO. James Dunn, Onions. Shirt. Robert Dresen, Tomatoes, Hand sled. Robert Neal, Carrots, SI.OO box of candy. Thos. Fitzsimons, Sweet corn, Blouse. James Dunn, Parsnips, $1.50. John Hutchison, Navy Beans, $.50. Under 8 years Mary Elizabeth Neal, Carrots, $.50. “ “ “ Beets, Pair scissors. Gertrude Harris, Tomatoes, $.50. “ “ Sweet corn. Doll's Go-cart. Thomas Austin. Onions Pocket knife. Unclaimed Letters. Mineral Point, Sept. 17, 1917.—Let ters addressed as follows remain unclaimed at the Mineral Point postoffice: Jos. McCoy Ben McDermott Miss Ellen Doherty In calling for above, please say advertised. George Crawford. Postmaster. MINERAL POINT PUBLIC LIBRARY War-time Cooking and Canning. Many bulletins and circulars with recipes and suggestions for conserving the food supply and especially the wheat are to be found at the library. Among them is the following which has been named Liberty Bread. One and one-half cups rolled oats (raw). x One-quarter cup brown sugar. Two level teaspoons salt. Five cups white Hour. Two cups boiling water. One cup lukewarm water. Pour over the sugar, salt and oats the two cups of boiling water; let stand until lukewarm, then add one cake of yeast dissolved in the lukewarm water; stir and gradually fold in the flour. Mold on a board. When very light form into two loaves and place in a greased pan. When double its bulk bake one hour in moderate oven. ennnngn^^ THE MINERAL POINT HIGH SCHOOL Mr E. C. Fiedler addressed the high school at the assembly exercises Friday morning. He spoke of the need of trained young men and young women in the commercial world and empha sized the importance of the commercial department in our own high school. He showed clearly that success is assured to the person who excels others in the work he is doing. A vegetable exhibit was held at the high school building, Saturday after noon and evening, under the auspices of the Civic Club. The exhibit was splendid. It is evident that the schoo children and their “war gardens” are t vital factor in solving the food problem. The children of the 6th grade are making an interesting collection in connection with their nature study work. Fool ball practices have begun under the coaching of Mr Sanderson. The boys hope to play a number of games this fall. Russell O’Hare has been elected as manager of the team. The new members of the high school faculty were given a reception by the Misses Moore, Ruedebusch and Bab cock at the home of Mr John L. Gray, Saturday night. It was a most enjoy able affair. The high school students are looking ahead with much anticipation to the Skovgaard concert which comes here under the auspices of the Music club two weeks from Monday night. No one in this section should miss the oppor tunity of hearing Skovgaard and the musicians of note who are in his troupe. Keep the date in mind—Mon day, October Bth. UNITED IN MARRIAGE Clark-Paynter. Miss Minnie Elizabeth Clark of Mifflin and Mr William Wilfred Payn ter, son of Mr and Mrs Josiah Paynter of this city, were united in marriage at Galena, Wednesday, September 12, 1917, by Rev. John Hardcastle of Platteville. The bride is a graduate of Mineral Point High School class of 1917, the groom of the class 1912 and of the Stout Training Institute class of 1914. Both young people are highly respected. They will reside at Eveleth, Minn., where Wilfred will teach plumbing in a manual training school. The young couple have the best wishes of many friends. 4 $1.25 PEE YEAE IN ADVANCE RED GROSS WORK The Story Well Told by W. F. Hintzman of the Extension Di vision of the University of Wisconsin On Saturday evening, under the aus pices of the Mineral Point branch of the Red Cross, Mr W. F. Hintzman deliv ered a very interesting address to a large audience gathered on the street in front of the Municipal building parka The speaker told of the origin and pro gress of the Red Cross movement. He said that the work of the order bad never been exceeded by any other or ganization in the history of the world. The membership of the American Red Cross had increased from about 200,000 a year ago to its present membership of over 4,000,000 names. In the ameliora tion of suffering and the treatment of injuries on the field of battle, the Red Cross knows no nationality but admin isters aid and comfort to all, and that German wounded would receive equally humane treatment with an American. Marvelous relief work is being done by the Red Cross. The speaker told of the organization of the Junior Red Cross, which is to teach patriotism to school children and all others. He commended the members of the Mineral Point branch of the Red Cross for the large work which they are doing and made a strong appeal to the public to sustain them in their efforts. It was a strong, inspiring, patriotic address. FAREWELL TO REV. S. COOKSON On Tuesday evening, September 11, approximately ,100 people assembled in the Woodman hall at Wald wick to a supper in honor of Rev. S. Cookson and family, who are about to leave for their new home in Menasha. After the company partook of a bounteous feast Mr Wilmerth Ching called upon Mrs Howard Nicholas, who presented to Mrs Cookson on behalf of the Royal Neighbor lodge, a beautiful gold cameo ring, si * / Ip Jill- ii v '-0^ REV S. COOKSON. Then Mr Ching, on behalf of the people of the charge, spoke words of appreciation of the service rendered by their pastor and wife, emphasizing the fact that Mr Cookson had l>*en pastor in charge at Wald wick longer than any previous minister; also of Ids work in building the parsonage and raising the funds essential for the undertaking, and of his success as a preacher and pastor during his four years of labor in their midst; and concluded by present ing him on behalf of the charge with a beautiful quarter-sawed oak library table and a purse of silver. The Rev. S. Cookson is held in high esteem by the people of this section of the country and goes to his new field of labor with the best wishes of his many friends. UTEST SCIENTIFIC LIGHTING The Mineral Point Public Service Company have secured the services of Mr R. F. Johnson, illuminating engi neer for the Bryan-Marsh division of the National Electric Lamp association to give an intensely interesting lecture on the subject of “Scientific Lighting” next Monday evening, September 24, Municipal Theatre at 8 o’clock. The subject of Light is important to every one, for without it we can not work efficiently or can we see at night to take advantage of those leisure hours brought about when we had to work by daylight in order to work efficiently. How to eliminate glare and conserve eyesight together with a detailed ex planation of the evolution of lamp de velopment from the torch and candle to the present highly efficient Mazda lamp, should prove highly interesting and educational to every citizen. • Missing—The following books: Chip of the Flying U, by Bower. Twenty-fourth of June, by Grace S. Richmond. Handbook of American Indians, part one, issued by the American Bureau of Ethnology. Pleas? return anyone of the above to the public library.