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FIFTY - SECOND YEAR, NO. 7.
A TRIP AROUND THE WORLD IN WAR TIME BY URIAH S. JAMES. (Continued) From the dock we went to the Grand Hotel, where arrangements were made for four teams to take us to the top of the mountain. Before we started on this trip, however, we took in the sights of Bergen, which is a nice little city of about 30,000 inhabitants. A person from America is impressed with the narrowness of the streets and the absence of skyscrapers. We were soon on our way up to the restaurant, which took about one and one-half hours to reach by a narrow and winding road and the hills were so steep in some places that the horses had all they could do to climb up, but the driver was very humane and stopped a few times to let them rest while we admired the scenery. Upon our arrival we found a very quaint old place presided over by an old German gentleman, who in appear ance was a typical hotel keeper from the old school. His wife and two daughters waited on the table while father made himself busy seeing that we were all being taken care of. After dinner one of our party played the piano while the rest enjoyed them selves dancing. In this way the time passed very quickly and it was nearing 10:00 p. m. As it was impossible to secure rooms at the hotel in the city, we had made arrangements to return on board; and as the boat had an chored a short distance out in the har bor, the tender which was to take us out to it left the dock at 10:30, we were obliged to be there at that time. After reaching the boat, we retired shortly leaving orders to be called at 6 a. m., which would allow sufficient time to nave breakfast, get baggage checked and leave at 8:80 by train for Chris tiania. Your hand baggage, which you take into your compartment, goes free but trunks must be weighed and paid for extra. You will never fully appreciate the efficient method we have of hand ling baggage in this country until you get over on the other side of the ocean and go through their string of red tape. It is not onlv slow but rather expensive as the man who weighs it expects a tip, also the individual with a bucket of glue and a big brush, who sticks a tag on it, and last but not least the one with the truck, who finally puts it into the baggage car. The journey from Bergen to Chris tiana is very beautiful. You would have to experience it in order to appre ciate it. The trains are not very large but are clean and comfortable. Most of the time there are two locomotives and at some of the steeper grades three are necessary. Starting from Bergen, which is at sea level, you climb for 1 ur hours up through the mountains until an altitute is finally reached where there is snow the year around. At all places of interest along the road a stop of fifteen to twenty minutes is made to give the passengers an oppor tunity to enjoy the natural scenery and incidentally to buy souvenirs and post cards, which the natives are anxious to sell you. This business, no doubt, pro vides a very snug income for a great many people in this country, where, as you will have to admit, these moun tains are a thing of beauty but just as unproductive. At 10:30 p. m. we ar rived at Christiania and were all ready to agree that we had reached the end of a most perfect day. Before going to the hotel, I thought I had better see whether or not my bag gage had come through all right, and to my surprise, (I might also add dis gust,) it was nowhere to be found. As I could not speak Norwegian and the baggagemaster could not speak English 1 I was obliged to seek the services of an interpreter, and about all the satisfac tion I could get was that my baggage might be along in a few days. From the station I went to the Hotel Grand, where I had previously wired for a room, and upon stepping up to the desk and asking the clerk in charge he informed me that my rooms were ready. I drew one long breath and de cided to ask the price of these rooms he spoke of and he said sl2 per day. After telling the man that he must have got me mixed up with someone else, as I wanted something for about $2.50, he said he was sorry but there was not another vacant room in the house. I picked up my grip and walked down the street a few blocks, where I found a nice room in a smaller hotel for $2, or if I remember rightly, six kroner in Norwegian money. Then, of course, I did like lots of other people, I came up to the Grant Hotel and wrote letters on their stationery, or sat In the lobby and allowed the other fellow to think I was living there. (TO BE CONTINUED). Knights of Pythias. There will be lodge at the K. P. Castle hall, Thursday evening, October 4- R. J. Martin, C. C. The iowa County Democrat THE MINERAL POINT ~I I HIGH SCHOOL I The Friday morning address was given by Rev. O. W. Emery, who in a very forcible way showed that enthu siasm, discipline and work were very important factors in a student’s success in school and in his success in after life. The cadet company drills every morning from 8 to 8:30 on the high school grounds. The report cards for the high school students will contain grades for pen manship and spelling. Forty minutes a week is given to penmanship, and provision has been made for all stu dents that need the work to take spell ing. Six auto loads of teachers and mem bers of the school board enjoyed a trip, under the guidance of Mr Huxtable, through the mining section of south western Wisconsin last Saturday. To those who were not familiar with con - ditions in this section, the magnitude of the mining and industrial operations was a revelation. Near New Diggings, a part of the company, accompanied by a guide and fitted witlT*miners’ lamps, were taken through one of the larger mines. The party passed through Dar lington. Shullsburg, New Diggings, Benton, Cuba City,- Platteville and Belmont. - The pleasant day, good roads, magnificent scenery and picnic dinner made tne trip a most pleasant and profitable one. Mr Rood is attending the Superin tendents’ convention at Madison. We hope to give the directory of the various high school organizations next week. The foot ball team goes to Lancaster next Saturday to meet the high school team of that place. At the box social Friday night the sum of $53.35 was raised for the Ath letic Association. Many of the surrounding towns have written for reservations for the great Skovgaard concert next Monday night. This is the first big event of the year. The present location and occupation of the graduates of 1917 will doubtless be of interest. Bessie Allen, with Zweifel Bros. Minnie Clark, Mrs Wilfred Paynter, Eveleth, Minn. Gertrude Crase, high school post graduate work. Tsabel Ellery, at home. Rudolph Forrer, with Tews Cement Cos., Milwaukee. Herman Gillmann, with Fairbanks Morse Cos., Beloit. John Gray, with Fairbanks Morse Cos., Beloit. Fred Grunow, at home, Livingston. Ellen Hales, Beloit College Howard Hanscom, Beloit College Walter Horn, Racine College Reuben Hughes, at home, Dodgeville Marguerite Hupperts, Platteville Normal Loretta Huxtable, with Mineral Point Concrete Cos. Dorcas Jacka, high school post-grad uate course Frances Jelliffe, with City Dray and Fuel Cos. Alfred Ludden, laboratory, Mineral Point Zinc Cos. Horace Martin, high school post graduate course Russell Meserole, Lawrence College Ruth Murrish, at home Roy Penberthy, with Zweifel Bros. Thelma Richards, Platteville Normal Florence Ross, Beloit College Gertrude Schmit, Brown’s Business College, Milwaukee Leroy Steller, with Germania Na tional Bank, Milwaukee Ruth Walker, at home John Walsh, at home, Jonesdale Lela Whitford, at home CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION POST OFFICE CLERK An examination for clerk will be held at the post office in this city on October 27, 1917. Age limit, 18 to 45 years on the date of the examination. Married women will not be admitted to the examination. This prohibition however, does not apply to women who are divorced. Applicants must be physically sound, and male applicants must be not less than 5 feet 4 inches in height in bare feet, and weigh not less than 125 pounds without overcoat or hat. For application blanks and for full information relative to the examina tions, qualifications, duties, salaries, vacations, promotions, etc., address immediately, Ellsworth H. Harris, secretary, board of civil service exa miners, post office, Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Card of Thanks. We wish to thank all'the friends and neighbors, who so kindly assisted us at the death and burial of our beloved husband and father, Will Ferrell, and also those who sent flowers. Mrs Ferrell and Freeman. MINERAL POINT, WIS., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1917. (BOUT YARN AND KNITTING It is very necessary of course that the boys in camps here at home have sweaters of khiki color, but for those who have already gone abroad, we may knit scarfs, sweaters and wristlets of brown, grey, khiki or blue. Socks must be light grey. As the khiki yarn is impossible to obtain in any quantity just at present, articles for the boys at home may have to wait for awhile. From those who are in the trenches now, we learn of the dreadful suffering from cold and exposure and our Amer ican men must not be allowed to suffer that way. it is absolutely best to send all the knitted garments that can possibly be made now directly to those men who will be first in the trenches. When the time comes for our own boys to go, the whole nation will help to see that they have every thing they need, if these mothers and friends help the nation in this present emergency. During the month of September alone the Red Cross of Mineral Point has bought 1450 worth of yarn. As this yarn is sold by the local merchants at absolute cost, there is no one getting any undue profit. But it takes a great deal of yarn to make each garment and while the women do the knitting, the men will be asked to contribute as gen erously as possible toward buying the yarn. HOME BOYS RETURN THANKS TO THE RED CROSS The Mineral Point branch of the Red Cross has received under date of Sep tember 25, the following letter from home boys with the colors at Camp Grant: Our dear friends: We, the under* signed, each and as a unit, desire to ex press our appreciation for the valuable portion of the equipment received be fore our departure. James P. Hutchison Harry M. Whitford Harold E. Cummings Martin Minor James Harold Higgins John W. Kieffer Urban L. Graber Francis H. Mitchell Edward Hines Orville J. Anderson Charles E. Neumann L. W. Leigh William Kislingbury. Other very kind letters have been re ceived : Joseph Padon writes from the U. S. naval training station at Great Lakes, “1 really can’t thank the Red Cross enough for the comfort kit I received; but I most surely am very thankful for it.” Earl H. Collicutt writes from Camp Mills, Hemstead, N. Y.: “I wish to thank you all very much for the com fort box which was sent to me. You might laugh at the way we sew buttons on; but we are bound to sew-them on somehow, with all the needles and thread.” GREAT FOOD SAVING RECORD Public Library Receives Food Saving Manuals from National Emergency Food Garden Commission. The public library has received from the National Emergency Food Garden Commission of Washington a bundle of storage manuals for distribution in the food saving campaign. These manuals are free and additional copies can be had by readers of this paper by writing to Charles Lathrop Pack, president of the National Emergency Food Garden Commission, 210-220 Maryland Build ing, Washington, D. C. The Commission has been conducting a nation wide food saving campaign since last March and is now offering f5,000 in prizes for the best canned veg etables grown in war gardens. This has resulted in the organization of war garden exhibits throughout the country P. S. Ridsdale, the secretary of the Commission, says there are still a few prizes and national certificates of merit to be apportioned to this state and that officials of war garden exhibits or fairs should communicate with the Commis sion at once. * A close estimate, based on early re ports to the Commission, says the women of the country have placed 460,000,000 jars of canned stuff on the pautry shelves this year and that all food conservation records have been broken. Change of Meeting Night. The Congregational Brotherhood at their last regular meeting voted to change their night of meeting from the second and fourth Friday evenings to the second and fourth Tuesday even ings of each month; therefore our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, Octo ber 9. This meeting will be the annual meeting. Election and reports of offi cers and other business will be trans acted at this time. Every member of the Brotherhood is requested to attend. Per Order of President. Chas. J. Allen, Secretary. Read over the want ad vertisments. GREAT STOCK SALE Grade Cows Sell at $lB4 Each; Average Price, SIOB Col. F. E. Davisson cried a great sale on the Karlen farm in the town of Kendall last Friday afternoon. In the herd were 68 cows—high- Hol steins and high-grade Brown Swiss. Two cojvs brought $lB4 each; and the average price paid for cows was SIOB. The weather was delightful, and and roads were never better; and buyers were present in large numbers from Grant, Green, lowa, and Lafayette counties. Bidding was brisk; and there was keen, quick work on the part of the auctioneer, who dominated the eager gathering of representative farmers of southwestern Wisconsin. Cows are cows indeed. BIG CHEESE DAY AT MONROE Green County's Fall Festival, Next Tuesday, October 9. Cheese day will be celebrated at Monroe next Tuesday, with a cheese lunch and entertainment. Six bands will furnish music. LIBERTY LOAN COMMITTEE FOR IOWA COUNTY The following committee has been appointed to have charge of the cam paign for the second Liberty Loan in lowa County, Wisconsin. Chairman—John B. Eagan, Avoca, Wisconsin. Treasure—A. F. Bishop, Jr. Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Secretary—P. L. Bishop, Jr. Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Publicity Director —T. M. Priestley, Mineral Point, Wisconsin. COUNTY COMMITTEE MEMBERS Avoca and Pulaski, O. C. Gallagher. Arena, G. W. Davis, S. S. Sawle. Brigham town and Barneveld, O. K. Stenseth, J. J. Jones. Clyde town, F. T. Flannery. Dodgeville, town and City, T. M. Strong-John, E. P. Roach. Eden town and Cobb, A. E. Thomas, George Billings. Mineral Point City, J. J. Fiedler, Edward Brown. Mineral Point town, James Watters. Ridgeway town and village, James Kelly, Thomas Convey, Jr. Waldwick town, R. G. White, P.'O. Mineral Point. Wyoming town, Albert Richardson, P. 0., Spring Green. Village and town Highland, W. S. Egan, Thomas Wall. Village of Hollandale, town of Mos cow; Henry Bollerud-Gabrieb Lewis. Village and town Linden, Thomas Hicks, W. F. Skillicorn. Village Rewey, town Mifflin, O. G. Rewey, Thomas Raine. A vigorous campaign will be carried on during the month of October. The aim of the committee will be to make lowa County lead the state in its per capita popular subscription to the second great loan that will bfcck up the boys that are*being sent to fight our fight for us. SCORE OF WORLD’S SERIES Base Ball Games Received by Wire, Commencing Saturday, Oct. 6. To the Public: The score of the world’s series base ball game will be received by telegraph by innings at the Billiard hall, commencing Saturday, October 6, and continuing each day to the finish.—Jos. Sturman, Proprietor. THE SHEBOYGAN DAIRY BQARD Sheboygan, Wis., Oct I.—Twelve factories offered 714 cases of longhorns on the call board today and all sold as follows: 43 at 27ic, and 671 at 27c. Sales a year ago today on the She boygan board were: 203 cases long horns at 19 |c and 904 at 19ic. Prizes In Civic Club Garden Contest. In addition to the prizes published two weeks ago the following were awarded: Individual vegetable prizes, ages 12- 15 years. Vernon Goldsworthy, late potatoes, sack of flour. Bernard Polzkill, early potatoes, sack of flour. Frank Fitzsimons, onions, framed picture. Philip Tucker, tomatoes, 3 cans fruit and 3 cans vegetables. Madge Opie, carrots, $1 box of candy. Leo NormaU, cabbage, umbrella. Leone Hildreth, beets, hat. Charles Hutchison, sweet corn, boy’s cap. Unclaimed Letters. Mineral Point, Oct. 1, 1917.—Let ters addressed as follows remain unclaimed at the Mineral Point postofflce: Geo. Horke, Headmistress School. Harry Kelly, - Geo Langton. T. A. Wilkinson, Mrs Chas. Reid. In calling for above, please say advertised. George Crawford. Postmaster. SOLDIERS’ LIBRARY FUND Receives Generous Contributions in This Community. The house to house canvass for money to go toward a national fund with which to buy books and provide equip ment for soldiers’ libraries in each of the thirty-two cantonments and Na tional Gnard training camps met with prompt response from people of Mineral Point. Below is given the collections by different solicitors: First Ward $ 64 67 Second Ward 70 25 Third Ward ... 9 89 Fourth Ward.. 20 55 Zinc Works 24 50 Rural 8 05 Schools 29 83 * $227 74 AUCTION BULLETIN LUDDEN AND COX. We will sell at auction on the Lnd den farm, 2i miles northwest of the city of Mineral Point on Tuesday, October 16, 15 high testing, high grade and pure bred unregistered Holstein cows (will freshen early); 3 heifers, 2 years old (2 milking); 1 heifer coming 2; 5 calves. One registered Holstein bull coming 2. This animal is exceptionally well bred, and is a good individual. 5 HORSES: 1 mare with foal, weighs 1300; 1 mare and colt, mare weighs 1200; P driving mare; 1 yearling colt. 7 spring shoats. 100 chickens. Hay loader and rake, 2 mowers, 2 sulky corn cultivators, seeder, 3 wag ons, basket hay ruck, cream separator, and other implements. 350 bushels of oats, 40 tons clover and alfalfa hay; 12 tons straw; 30 tons of silage. Silage and hay can be fed on the place. This farm will be put up at auction if not sold before the day of sale. Lunch at noon; sale to commence at 10 o’clock sharp. Usual terms. DR. H. D. LUDDEN, GEORGE R. COX. F. E. Davisson, Auctioneer, E. G. Penhallegon, Clerk. ENTERED INTO REST Doris Edith Harford, youngest daughter of Thomas Harford of Mineral Point, died September 29, in Janesville, at the age of 9 years, 8 months and 28 days. She was born in Mineral Point, January 1, 1908, and lived here during her short life until a year ago, when she went to Janesville to attend the school for the blind. Her sickness was of short duration. Doris will be greatly missed by her loved ones and many friends. She leaves to mourn her death her father, one brother and one sister. Services conducted -by Rev. Mr Ewing were held at the school Sunday morning at 9 o’clock. These services were attended by pupils and teachers and were very impressive. Afterwards the body was brought home to Mineral Point and burial took place Tuesday afternoon, with services conducted by Rev. W. J. C. Bond. CARD OF THANKS. We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to the many friends and neigh bors, who so kindly assisted us upon the death of our> beloved daughter and sister. Thomas Harford, Willard and Alice. TRINITY CHURCH NOTICES . F. P. O. Reed, Rector. October 7—lß Sunday after Trinity. Holy Eucharist, 8:00 a. m. Holy Eucharist, 10:30 a. m. Evening Prayer, and Sermon —Sub- ject “The State without Morals,” be ing the first of a series of sermons dealing with some fundamental prin ciples, 7:30 p. m. Thursday, 2:30 Women’s Auxiliary at the Parish House. Friday Evening Prayer, 7:80; Choir practica 7:50 o’clock sharp. FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH W. J. C. Bond, Pastor. SUNDAY SERVICES. £ S;} Pablic Worship v 11:45 a. m. Sunday School. Friday Junior Endeavor. Weekly prayer meeting Thursday at 7:30 pm. Strangers always welcome. METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH C. W. Emery, Pastor. SUNDAY SERVICES. Class Meeting—9:3o. Morning Worship, 10:30. Sunday School —11:45. Junior League—3:oo. Epworth League—6:3o. Evening Worship—7:3o. A cordial invitation to all our services is extended. Strangers will feel an old home welcome. The Want bring results. Read them on page 8. $1.25 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE 11ft LEADERS . mm IH GUO MID William D. Haywood and Others Seized as U. S. Foes . 168 NAMED IN INDICTMENTS Men in Many Cities Face Arrest for Advocating Sabotage—Planned to Destroy Property While Na tion Was Busy With War. Chicago, Sept. 29. —Government agents raided the headquarters of the Industrial Workers of the World at 1001 West Madison street and arrested William D. Haywood and 35 other lead ers. All the men were taken to the fed eral building. The arrests followed the return of Indictments by the federal grand jury 4 before Judge Evan Evans, in which 168 persons were named. Leaders Ttapped in Raid. Among the leaders of the I. W. W. arrested in the raid were: William D. Haywood, general secre tary and treasurer; Richard Brazier, Chicago, “Spokane and elsewhere,’ 7 member of general executive board; George Andreychine, Chicago, “Duluth and elsewhere,” manager publicity bu reau, Chicago; Ralph H. Chaplin, edi tor and manager Solidarity; Vladimir Lossieff, Chicago; Bert Lortou, Chi cago manager Recruiting Union; Charles Rothflsher, editor A Bergum kas, Chicago and Cleveland; Charles Plahn, Chicago and Detroit; Herbert Mahler, Seattle and Chicago. The evidence presented to the grand jury revealed a far-reaching plot to obstruct the government in its prose cution of the war and it involved lead ers In unpatriotic activities in proba bly fifty cities and towns. Sabotage Is Charged. “The astonishing feature which stands out at the conclusion of the in vestigation and which is well calcu lated to make patriotic persons shud der with alarm is found in the dis closure of the number of men enjoying the protection of the government who are so far unmindful of social dutiee and obligations as to openly advocate the most vicious forms of sabotage, particularly in industries engaged In furnishing war munitions,” says the report of the grand jury. As to Their Activities. “The activities of these defendants have been directed against what they conceive or pretend to conceive, to be the misguided attitude of the world at large toward persons not possessed of property, the result being that this time of general stress and strain has been seized upon because, as they In sist, the opportunity was here and now presented to make effective these se cret and covert processes of destruc tion which they traitorously employed while pretending to work. Their Propaganda in Brief. “Boiled down and stated in a few words, the propaganda of those defend ants consists of these assertions: ‘We are going to take possession of the In dustries of this country. 1. Because we want them. 2. Because we need them. 3. Because we are In this crisis possessed of the power to put it over/ “In addition, there Is running through all these endeavors a pro nounced opposition to the support of the war in which this country is en listed.” DROP BOMBS ON GERMAN CITY French Airplanes Raid Stuttgart irt Reprisal for Bombardment of Bar-Le-Due. Paris, Oct. 2. —French aviators dropped half a ton of projectiles on the German city of Stuttgart In re prisal for the bombardment by the Ger mans of Bar-le-Duc. [Stuttgart, capital of the kingdom of *Wuerttemberg, Is a city of neraly 200,- 000, about 100 miles from the French border.] London, Oct. 2.—Two hostile ma chines were destroyed and two others driven down by British air patrols, says an official announcement made recounting bombing raids over BpK Sum Saturday night and air combats at resulted from patrol activities. 2,019 AUSTRIANS CAPTURED Italians Repulse New Attacks Upon Lines on the Bainsizza Plateau. gome, Oct. 2.—ln their offensive pp& atfons of the last three days Geh| Ifal Cadorna’s troops have taken prisoners, including 63 officers, the war bffiC© announced. ; Further Austrian attacks upon the Italian lines on the Bainsizza plateam which were pushed forward in the re} cent attacks, were completely repulseju Italian destroyers Inflicted damage bfl Austrian destroyers in a chase from near Fej-ara to Pafenso. Look over the Want column.